Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Alameda, CA.
Sharon was incredibly helpful in getting us into our first property. We were completely unfamiliar with the myriad aspects of buying a house and Sharon was instrumental in both narrowing down the locations to consider and in how to structure the financing. In addition to being very knowledgeable and professional herself, she was able to connect us with good people for the lending, inspections and escrow processes. Through Sharon we've been able to build relationships with people in every part of the property purchasing chain.
Sharon was able to move at the speed required for the Bay Area housing market. She was able to meet early and often to show us listings and explore neighborhoods. She was very friendly and easy to get along with and was truly interested in finding the right situation for us. She was always responsive with our many questions and we always had our answers via phone, text and email.
We are very happy with where we ended up and how quickly it all happened and we would recommend Sharon to anyone.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Alameda, CA.
We met Sharon Alva a few years before when we were visiting open houses and really liked her. When we were ready to purchase our first home, we contacted Sharon. She helped us clarify what we wanted in a home, where and how we wanted to live in the future (not just where we could buy a home now), and then she showed us the available properties. The whole process was surprisingly very simple and went very smoothly.
I was initially prepared to spend months (years even) finding our first home, and Sharon said she'd gladly help us for as long as it took. But we actually purchased a home very quickly because Sharon really helped us figure out exactly what we wanted and then only showed us properties that fit. She gave us really helpful information on the types of homes available in our target area, what the inventory was like and how that compared to the past, and so forth. We had a realistic view of our options, and it was easy to pick our first home and purchase it.
Sharon is knowledgeable, on top of details, warm and friendly, caring, hard working, honest and easy going--the perfect agent for us. I highly recommend working with Sharon!
Response from Sharon on 07/06/2012
Thank you so much Stella. It was wonderful working with you. I appreciate your taking the time to write a review.
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $825K in Alameda, CA.
Sharon was quickly able to determine what we were looking for and was able to find us a house that we bought. She was also very helpful in handling the bidding process. My wife and I aren't easy to find a house for. We are very particular, but after seeing a few houses with us and listening to what we had to say, she was able to find two homes that we made bids on. The first owner decided to take their home off the market, but got the second.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2010 for approximately $425K in Alameda, CA.
Sharon helped me buy my second home and I wish she was there when I bought the first. She thoroughly explains the process, gives options and is tenacious in getting you closed. Sharon genuinely cares about getting you in the right home and will do everything in her power to get you there - even doing part of the seller's agent, bank or title company if required. I cannot write a more solid recommend. After working with numerous agents, I'm so glad I partnered with Sharon. She exceeded all expectations and I hope to work with her again in the future.