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Ralene helped my brother and I through a very rough time. We needed a nice place at a very low cost. We ended up buying a mobile in a great little park. The asking price was $35k initially, then it dropped to $27k... we payed $22k for a totally renovated home. She was always friendly, and worked her butt off to get us our home in a very short amount of time. I HIGHLY recommend her!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Rio Vista, CA.
Ralene is doggedly determined to sell your house, and she doesn't let obstacles get in the way. She knows the market well and knows how to get things done.
She handled a very difficult short sale of my late father's home. There were so many problems with the lenders and many times I was ready to give up and let the house be sold in a foreclosure sale. However, she persevered and ultimately brought the sale to completion.
I wholeheartedly recommend Ralene for all your real estate needs. She is amazing!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Rio Vista, CA.
Ralene is fast to get things going and finish! She is a wonderful person and has the get up and go to find something for you! Thank you Ralene for helping me and for finding a home in my range. Thank you so much!
Response from Ralene on 05/15/2013
Thank you for the wonderful review, I enjoy my job and I enjoy finding the right home for my buyers. It was a wonderful experience working with you,
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $100K in Rio Vista, CA.
I just bought a home with Ralene Nelson at the helm and I have to tell you it was quite a ride. She brought us through a short sale unscathed and I think she almost set her own personal best record. With the exception of one other short sale, this was the shortest. It was so fast I had a buyer's remorse melt down and almost backed out.( Packing up a lifetime of treasures in weeks nearly brought me to my knees.) But she is a pro and she got us where we wanted to go and we now have a lovely home in a lovely town and we couldn't be happier. I have purchased 10 homes in my lifetime (no, I am not a spring chicken) but I have to say, Ralene is the most talented, focused, devoted realtor we have ever worked with so if you are looking for and want an expert steering your ship, call Ralene. How did I find her? My son bought a house through her and he is ecstatic with his new home and her help buying it. You are so lucky all these people reviewing her here are giving you a reference. You don't have to second guess yourself. We're telling you..... CALL RALENE.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $275K in Rio Vista, CA.
Ralene helped us buy a house in Rio Vista. She is very knowledgable, easy going, great negotiator, and a conaisseur of the market.She was on top of every aspect of the negotiations and helped us solve any problems that did arise. We highly recommend her.
I had a great experience with Ralene Nelson and my Short Sale just closed. I met Ralene at my property and she took the time to listen before she gave me her recommendation. I listed the property with her because I was very impressed with her knowledge and her expertise. The whole process worked because she was always immediate in her response to me by phone,fax or email. Ralene negotiated with the buyers realtor and the bank on my behalf. I highly recommend Ralene because she is a hard worker and she gets the job done.
We have used Ralene twice, once to buy a business and another to buy a home. Both times our transaction went smoothly. Ralene is very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. I have recommended her to friends and would not hesitate to use her again.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Rio Vista, CA.
Once Ralene knew what we were looking for she was not going to stop until we had the home we really wanted. I am thankful that she was there to guide us along the way, and put up with out non-stop questions.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Rio Vista, CA.
We have bought two homes and sold one through Ralene and remain extremely satisfied. She is an expert with short sales. She took us through the entire process, relentlessly pushing the bank to move forward. She negotiated the sale of our home the first weekend it was listed. In addition, she found us our new home and negotiated a great purchase price. I highly recommend this experienced agent, especially for anyone considering selling or purchasing a short sale.