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Residential Real Estate Specialist (12 years experience)
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $875K in Alameda, CA.
Ericka Jennings is the absolute best. We began working with her a year ago as first time home buyers and learned so much about the market and the home buying process. After a few weeks of searching with her, we decided to take a break to get to know the area better and comes to terms with the expensive nature of the SF bay area market.
A year later, returning to Ericka was an easy decision. She knows the area so well, had patiently taught us so much, and was very easy to work with. Plus she always made us feel like we were her top client.
She not only remembered us, but had kept notes on our likes/dislikes and we jumped back quickly into the search.
This time, we were ready to rock. After only two short weeks of hard searching and lots of open houses, we found our dream property and with Ericka's thoughtful and experienced guidance, our first offer was accepted! We just closed escrow a few days ago (a short 23 days) and with Ericka's help, her recommended contractors have begun repairing the roof, floors, etc. We will be moving in soon. The whole process from first email to escrow closing took 39 days. No one I know has ever seen this kind of quick success.
Ericka had prepared us to make multiple offers and to be prepared to lose a few times, but this never happened for us because we followed her advice and made our best offer on our dream home the first time around. This wouldn't have happened so quickly if she hadn't held our hands the entire way, making herself available late at night after her kids were in bed and on days originally scheduled for her family. She always made us feel like we were the top priority and I became increasingly fond of her the more we worked together.
Buying your first home is incredibly stressful (especially when you are 5 months pregnant like me) and Ericka was constantly checking in on me to see how I was feeling and to share pregnancy stories on top of her expert real estate advice. Having such an experienced and knowledgeable agent like Ericka really increases your confidence even when this is your first time buying a home.
During the inspection period, Ericka was able to get 7 inspections done in an incredibly short time because she has excellent relationships with local vendors. These vendors gave me special privileges in quick scheduling because Ericka contacted them for me. Her help in scheduling my contractoring work for after escrow closed was paramount. She never abandoned me, even though her job was pretty much done. She went above and beyond what I expected from an agent.
We can't thank Ericka enough for her help and guidance on this process. She's a true gem and I don't hesitate to recommend her to anyone (especially first time home buyers) looking to buy a home in the East Bay and beyond.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $625K in Bushrod, Oakland, CA.
We were so lucky to have Ericka represent us through the process of buying our first home. As inexperienced as we were, Ericka's depth of knowledge of the local market and of home construction were invaluable in helping us better understand what we were looking for and could afford. We had endless questions during the process, and she consistently went above and beyond to get us the information we needed in order to make decisions about the properties we saw. She also maintained the same level of energy and enthusiasm when we passed on pricier homes to bid on less expensive fixer-uppers!
Flexible, straightforward, knowledgeable, and very tenacious— we'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in El Sobrante, CA.
Working with Ericka was a complete pleasure. After two failed attempts to buy land and a home I was feeling disheartened by the negotiation and inspection process with other realtors. When we found our current property and met with Ericka, I was immediately impressed by her easy communication style, comprehension of our goals, and enthusiasm. I was later grateful for her tenacity, sincerity and follow-through throughout our lengthy and rather unconventional land and home purchase. I hope to continue our collaboration in other areas in the future!
Ericka is a terrific choice for any Bay Area resident looking for land, a home, or to sell a property. Terrific service, very thorough, and willing to get creative and help her clients explore innovative strategies to meet their goals. Ericka and Green Key Real Estate and working on the cutting edge of the meeting place between real estate and sustainability. Give her a call!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Eastmont, Oakland, CA.
Ericka is a DREAM MAKER! I would never be in my first home without her. We could not be happier with our home, her representation, and the entire process. Honestly, we're kind of sad that the process is over--Ericka became a part of our family and we miss seeing her!
More than any professional I've ever met, Ericka works for what the client wants, regardless of how it effects her pay. It's clear she has a deep passion for helping buyers realize their dreams--she works endless hours because she loves brining joy to her clients.
It was a pleasure and honor to work with Ericka. Her understanding of the industry, ability to effectively negotiate, and her network of key contacts are second to none. Best of all she is a deeply empathetic, trusting, teacher, who holds your hand through the whole process.
Hiring Ericka was the best decision we made in our home buying.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Richmond, CA.
Ericka has helped me purchase several investment properties in the East Bay. She has a wealth of knowledge and takes the time to share it. She is down-to-earth and friendly, yet a very savvy and tough negotiator. She shares her honest opinion about places, not in it for the sale - I feel her as my advocate in the process. She often went above and beyond in terms of helping to close the deal. Highly recommended.