Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Napa, CA.
We entrusted Jacquelyn to assist us with our house search after our landlords informed us that we had to vacate within a tight time frame. She guided us through the process with expertise and great enthusiasm. An unforeseen circumstance complicated the loan process, but she never lost her single-minded determination to make this home purchase happen for us. Jacqui was savvy, professional and an absolute delight to work with, and we highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
My husband and I are first time homebuyers and Jacqui made the process of homebuying as smooth as it can go from beginning to end. In a nutshell, we had been using online agents to bid on homes and wanted to start using actual real estate agents instead. We ended up seeing an Open House one weekend and knew we wanted to bid on it and wanted to act fast. But since we didn't really choose an agent yet, we stuck with the last one we talk to see what she would do for us. Let's just say the prior agent wasn't up to par with what my husband and I needed in an agent. So in a mad rush to switch agents mid-way through the bidding process, we were referred to Jacqui by my sister. All in all, we are so happy to have Jacqui guide us through this homebuying experience. She is a very good negotiator and has her clients best interests all all levels of the homebuying process (she was even there when we signed the final paperwork!). We would highly recommend Jacqui and will definitely work with her again.
As a Real Estate Investor, my goal is to of course buy low and sell high. Partnering with Jacquelyn allowed me to do exactly that. A classic example was when she helped me purchase a property in San Bruno for less than fair market value, found me a renter immediately after purchase for instant cash flow , and then sold it less than a year later for a huge profit. She even got me multiple offers which allowed me to sell it at a higher amount than what the comps were showing at that time! I don't know how she does it but I am definitely one very happy client.
Jacqui Pio Roda made it possible for us to own our first dream home.
First, she really listened to what we are looking for. Then suggested a couple of different properties and took a tour with her. Placed a couple of bids at the time when the housing market was off the charts way overbidding. Sounds like a typical realtor, right? Wrong.
She will move mountains for you to get the property that you desire. In our case, the houses in the area we really liked were NOT even for sale. She knew though that we had our hearts set on that paticular community. But with her magic, charisma, honesty and hard work, a potential seller contacted us and considered to sell the house to us. We could not believe it! We know how the story ended. Upto this day, its amazing how Jacqui was able to find our ideal home in an area we love, got someone to sell it to us directly without having to compete with all the crazy overbidding buyers out there at the time.
The whole buying process became fun even if it was stressful. She answered every question we had and she went through every step with us. She will meet you any time and place. We never felt we were forced to buy. Actually, she will even help you decide on what you really want.
She made paperwork as stress free as it can get. We also loved the fact that even after her job was done, she still gave us suggestions on house maintenance insurance, cleaning ladies, handyman etc.
We definitely recommend her to our friends and family. I will definitely call her again when we are ready for our second home.
Camille and Rae G.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 in Little Hollywood, San Francisco, CA.
Buying a home in San Francisco seems like 1) a dream, 2) impossible, and 3) for the rich. I know that many people think that way, and I know that we thought that when we debated on where to buy a home. But what we really needed was someone to walk us through the process and show us that home ownership in San Francisco can be a reality. And we have the keys to prove it thanks to Jacquelyn Pio Roda.
Jacqui took us from home shoppers to home owners in less than three months. A referral from our lender, we realized that her relationship with the lender (Wells Fargo) was unstoppable when it came to making our dreams reality. Jacqui and her team worked tirelessly to make sure we were happy with our process, that we understood what was required of us, and helped us strategize. It's easy to feel intimidated, but with Jacqui in your corner, you not only felt prepared, you felt confident, assured, and capable.
As first time home buyers, we didn't know what to expect from the home buying process, but we had a partner to help us along, not someone who was looking for a commission or laid on the pressure to buy. Jacqui was patient with our many questions, was willing to come see us at our workplace when travelling to her office would have been inconvenient, and was accessible all around the clock. If we were panicked with questions late at night, we got a response within an hour. My damn best friend won't even call me back on the same week!
If you're going to make this huge commitment to buy a home, you want someone who's going to be on your side, who understands what you're looking for, and someone with whom you can be utterly confident. I am so pleased with my experience and so grateful that we had her on our team that I can't help but highly recommend Jacqui to anyone who will listen. She's that good. I'm starting to think she's either a jedi or just really good at what she does. Hell, maybe she's both.
In short, we have a house that we thought we couldn't afford (but actually could, thanks to her guidance), and a realtor we want to tell the world about. Call her ASAP - cause your house is out there, and Jacqui will help you get it.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 in Little Hollywood, San Francisco, CA.
Jacquelyn Pio Roda took all the fears, anxieties, and worries about buying our first home. Her professionalism, knowledge of the market, organization skills, and extremely friendly demeanor made our first time buying experience a very pleasurable one. I would highly recommend her to anyone else who needs any type of real estate help. I can personally guarantee that she will go the extra thousand miles to make sure that all her clients feel like she works only for them. The whole time that we were working with her, she made us feel like we were her only customers even though I know she must have a dozen other people or more to help. I cannot stress how important it is to have someone like Jacquelyn on your side when you are dealing with real estate.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $525K in South San Francisco, CA.
I am so impressed by how Jacquelyn knows the SSF market really well. She managed to find us the elusive 5 Bedroom SSF home BEFORE the listing agent put it on the market AND she got it for us SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW what the other 5 Bedroom house across the street sold for just 2 months ago. Talk about great negotiating skills!
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $500K in South San Francisco, CA.
We met Jacqui at an open house and we gave her our e-mail address so she can send us more listings. We were actually working with another agent that my co-worker recommended at the time and I wasn't too pleased with her. Knowing that we were first time home buyers she wasn't giving us the necessary guidance and information that we felt we needed being that we didn't know a single thing about buying a home. We decided to not use her and since we met Jacqui and she seemed pretty cool, we decided to ask her to take us around to look at some homes we were interested in.
She was awesome! Jacqui never once pushed us or convinced us to like a house (like they always do on HGTV). As soon as one of us said "we don't like it", she would always just say "okay let's go" and we'd move onto the next house. She always listened to what we had to say, and after a viewing a few homes, she knew what we liked and disliked. She always answered my twenty million questions, and never seemed annoyed (like my significant other does), and if she didn't know the answer, she'd always find out. After months of home searching, we finally found the perfect one!
As far as working with Jacqui, she was awesome! She's great at following up, and always returns my phone calls and e-mails within a half an hour. She is so easy to talk to and work with. I would definitely work with her in the future and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home! SHE'S AWESOME!!