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Gena_Riede
Real estate agent (23 years experience)
3 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2012 - bcumbo
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Elk Grove, CA.
My husband and I needed to find a real estate broker to help us find a home in Elk Grove, California. After interviewing a number of real estate agents in the area, I selected Gena Riede, Broker/Owner of Riede Real Estate to help us find a home in Elk Grove. I could not be more delighted with her exceptional knowledge of the real estate process, market, negotiating skills and outstanding customer service. I may well require more of real estate agents and brokers because not only is this not my first real estate purchase, but I am a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina. Because of this, I know what to expect of a 'competent' real estate agent; however, I want you to know that Gena is much, much more than merely competent. She is truly EXCEPTIONAL!

Gena is very knowledgeable of the real estate process. Her experience as both a seller's agent and a buyer's agent is invaluable to her clients, no matter which side of the transaction she is representing. This is because her knowledge of the process and strategies from both sides of the proverbial table help her provide you with the information you need to achieve your goals. Gena really knows and understands the market. She closely watches the market and advises her clients of the changes that are occurring, how it impacts their search or sale; and the impact the market conditions may have on the offers they may be considering.

Gena has excellent negotiating skills. While it is true that that strong, effective negotiation skills are necessary when writing and accepting a contract. What many sellers and buyers do not realize is that one of the things that can kill a deal is what happens during the inspection process and negotiations for any required or requested repairs. This period in a purchase/sales contract is often where things break down and contracts are lost. Gena's tenacious advocacy is a strength that ensures that her clients get the support and action they require to successfully close the deal.

Gena does not have a cadre of assistants and associates that she delegates work to. She does it all and is very, very accessible. When something needs to be done, she gets it done and she keeps you updated on the status.

Gena's commitment to her clients is evident through her phenomenal customer service. To be honest, I'm not sure if and when she ever sleeps. She is off and running early in the morning fielding calls and responding to requests. That said, there were times when we were writing offers into the late hours of the night because it was in our, her client's, best interest to have the offer presented as soon as possible. Because Gena is much more than just a 'competent' real estate broker, she has multiple clients at any one time. That said, as I client, I always felt that I had her full and undivided attention. She has very good organizational skills which were evident as attended to and managed every deadline. She also was very good about coordinating all of the auxiliary parties that can and do impact the process and timelines; she maintains close contact with the agent on the other side of the contract, the loan broker, contractors, etc... and provides you with updates so that you know where you stand throughout the process.

To say that Gena was incredible to work with is truly an understatement. I would not hesitate to use Gena for any transactions in the greater Sacramento area and will be recommending her to anyone I come across that needs the services of an exceptionally competent real estate professional. It was great working with her and I look forward to keeping in touch!
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Response from Gena_Riede on 04/06/2012
Thank you, Barbara. It was my pleasure helping you with your relocation from North Carolina. Can't wait to work with you again.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2012 - user166059
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Hollywood Park, Sacramento, CA.
Wow, it's hard to add anything to the already glowing (and most likely accurate) reviews that are already here! But I have to at least agree. I too thought I was giving her a run for her money. This was my first experience buying a home, and Gena was happy to give me good, unbiased knowledge every step of the way. She was very attentive and patient, and she helped allay my fears as well as encourage me to go with my instincts. She has been a good, protective realtor and I would highly recommend her.
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Response from Gena_Riede on 03/01/2012
Thank you Adriana. I'm thrilled we found such a great house in Hollywood Park for your 1st home and what a great house it is!! Let the new memories start...it was a pleasure working with you.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2011 - mkennedyml
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Elk Grove, CA.
I found Gena Riede on the internet at Sacramento Real Estate Neighborhoods when I was looking for a condo for my two sons (attending CSUS). Even though my budget was very very small, Gena agreed to help me. She was so patient, supportive, and informative, sticking with me from April 2011 to August 2011. She submitted several offers for me and seemed to be working from 7 am to midnight -- again for a miniscule commission on my very small offers. With her perseverance, we finally found our condo. I am currently thinking about buying an investment property and of course would work with Gena again in an instant....

8-6-2012: This is an update to my earlier review of Gena. I did indeed go to her for help buying another house earlier this year. Again, she was a real professional with so much knowledge about real estate rules and regulations.

While the condo purchase was a normal sale, the house I tried to purchase was a short sale. Gena was able to explain all of the in’s and out’s of the short sale process, how long it might take, and all of the intermediaries involved besides the sellers and the bank. Every time I sent her a panicked e-mail full of questions, she just answered everything and generally soothed my fears.

Gena is really nice to work with and I can’t imagine finding a better real estate agent! Mary Kennedy
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Response from Gena_Riede on 08/06/2012
Thank you, Mary. I enjoyed working with you and love to do it again. Hope you and the men in your life all have a wonderful holiday! Update to 8-06-12 Mary, I'm blushing! Thank you so much. It is so important for new home buyers to hear from other buyers who have gone through the process...so I appreciate your candid opinion of my work ethics. Just wish we could do it again. I so enjoyed working with you!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2011 - sssaksena
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Sacramento, CA.
My Fiance and I have been renting for over 4 years. This summer we finally decided it was time to buy a home. Knowing nothing of buying, we initially chose our first real estate agent at random and it turned out to be a nightmare. Every house we saw was nothing like what we wanted, she knew nothing about inspecting a home for quality and nothing about the buying process, needless to say we felt completely overwhelmed. Then, while researching online, we came across Gena's videos on youtube and then her website. Here was a woman with abundance of experience in the business, and we decided to give her a call. From our first meeting until the moment Gena handed over the keys to our home she were there for us. Any question we had...answered, any concerns we had...addressed. Gena knew what kind of house I was looking for even more that I did myself. She walked me through each house pointing out pros and cons, and when we found our favorite house she walked us through all of the paperwork line by line until we had a clear understanding of what we were signing. Gena treated us like a family but with a professional touch. She was readily available via email and phone to assist with everything making the entire process much more manageable! I originally decided to get my home loan through Chase Bank. Gena advised me to go through her referral and wow was i glad that I did!, Chase bank had missed a huge problem with our debt to income ratio that her company found. We would have been denied if it wasn't for Gena's quality referral. She also gave quality referrals for all the other services involved in purchasing a home and each company did a great job. Without Gena's help I would not have found my dream home and for that I am eternally grateful.

Word of advice for first time home buyers like us, just close your eyes when Gena's around, she will take care of everything for you.

- Krista
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Response from Gena_Riede on 09/17/2011
Krista, thank you so much for the fabulous recommendation. I loved working with the 2 of you and so happy we were able to find such a wonderful home for you. I truly hope you both will be happy there for years to come.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2011 - DB1982
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $200K in Elk Grove, CA.
Gena helped us buy a home in 2010. As first time home-buyers we had a lot of questions and we needed extra attention. Gena was there for us every time. She was honest, highly knowledgeable, and sensitive to our needs. She helped us navigate the extremely trying process of purchasing a short-sale property, and due to her excellent negotiating skills and wide network of other local real estate professionals in the area, we got a better deal than we had hoped for! Gena continues to be a resource for us and I intend to do business through her in the future. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.
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Response from Gena_Riede on 09/17/2011
Thank you David for the recommendation. It was a pleasure working with both of you. You know you can always call if you have a question.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2011 - hampiton
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in Sacramento, CA.
We called Gena when we were deciding if we wanted to try to short sale. Gena was very supportive, explained the process, and told us what we needed to do in order to get the house ready. We had multiple offers in two weeks and we are now waiting for approval from the bank. Gena is very knowledgeable and responsive and I highly recommend her as a real estate agent.
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Response from Gena_Riede on 04/12/2011
Thank you ladies for the nice review. Now, it's on for a bank approval... You guys did a GREAT job preparing the house for sale and what an undertaking that was with your schedule...makes selling a house faster and less painful as you witnessed! Thanks again.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2011 - David S Sims Sr
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $300K in Elk Grove, CA.
My wife and I met Gena while concluding our honeymoon in Elk Grove, CA (visiting friends)in Aug. 2002. We developed a longlasting rapport that led to both a professional relationship and a lasting friendship. Althoguh we were not able to purchase our home until 2007, Gena helped us learn the area and narrow the list of potenti8al homes. We went throuh over 1,000 possible via Internet and personally viewed about 50 houses, before selecting what has become our home.

As a negotiator, Gena got what we wanted most in our purchase offer. Her professionalism and expertise are above average and we would recommend no one else!

David S. Sims, Sr. & Cheryl L. Sims
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Response from Gena_Riede on 04/12/2011
Can you believe it has been that long...WOW! How time flies...you know it was a pleasure working with both of you and it's been a blessing to have you both counted as friends over the years. Thank you for your kind words.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2011 - zillo391
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $175K in Sacramento, CA.
Gena Riede is the best real estate agent that we have ever dealt with. Gena has been sharpening her skills in the business for a long time and it shows. She guided us through each step of our home purchase carefully, taking great care to get us the best deal including tax breaks/rebates. I am giving Gena the highest recommendation possible; we would definitely do business with her again.
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Response from Gena_Riede on 03/17/2011
I had to laugh when I read the part about the tax credit. I remember hounding you about that especially since the funds were getting low. I enjoyed helping both you and Flora get a great home. Thank you for sharing what you thought about my services with other home buyers. When's the BBQ?

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2011 - tabiann
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 in Elk Grove, CA.
We have know Gena for several years now and she has been with us through two homes now..and she will for our future homes as well. She comes very prepared, organized and ready to find you a house that you can turn into a home. She not only helps with finding a house but she gives you advice on how to maintain your houses quality. She is a very reputable person who knows what she is doing. We recommend Gena to help you buy or sell your home. Thanks the Meisch family.
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Response from Gena_Riede on 03/17/2011
We had so much fun together during both times. AND of course there was your beautiful wedding and now your little man...we've been through a lot of changes together and all GOOD! Thank you for your recommendation, I appreciate it.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2011 - franklmorganii
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $125K in Valley High-North Laguna, Sacramento, CA.
Gena was AWESOME to work with! Although we have bought and sold several primary residences, we we first time investment buyers. We counted on Gena's expertise and strong local knowledge to help us find the right property within our criteria and budget. She helped us navigate the tricky short-sale and foreclosure market and made the process as painless as possible. She answered all of our questions and helped us with other resources before, during, and after the sale.

I would highly recommend Gena and look forward to making another real estate purchase with her as my agent.
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Response from Gena_Riede on 03/17/2011
Hey, I enjoyed working with the two of you, too! I'm ready to help you increase your investment portfolio when you are ready. Thank you for sharing your experience as an investor with others. I appreciate it.

 

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