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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in West Sacramento, CA.
My fiancee and I were first time home buyers when we entered the market and chose Silke based on her reviews. Our experience with her was beyond exceptional! Having never shopped for a house before, it took us probably a month and a half of looking at houses before we really started to understand what we liked and didn't like. In the end, it was Silke who knew what was best for us, more than us. She took the initiative to show us houses we hadn't originally thought about, and her intuition was absolutely right. Her ability to guide you, while being very cognizant and respectful of your wishes is extremely impressive. She is nothing but professional throughout and we've really become friends through this process. In addition, her negotiating skills and expertise in getting the best deal possible for her clients is unparalleled. She is definitely a realtor you want on your side! She also works directly with a financier and loan agency to have personal face-to-face guidance through every step of the home-buying process. I cannot imagine a better experience in working with her, and she showed great patience in dealing with our inexperience! She comes with our highest recommendation.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Village 9, Sacramento, CA.
Silke did a great job in helping me navigate a tricky sale! Here knowledge and dedication made all the difference in making this go through. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Orangevale, CA.
Silke Kirkwood is by far one of the most knowledgeable, professional and dedicated real estate agents I have ever had the privilege working with. She not only has these attributes, the level of service was unsurpassed way beyond the norm. You could not find a better realtor to find/sell yourhome! She will move mountains for you! She did for me!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Elk Grove, CA.
Silke Kirkwood, what more can I say? She's an amazing, patient, smart, efficient, savvy realtor and anyone that retains her as their realtor would be in for a true treat. She's very knowledgeable about the housing industry and will not steer you wrong. My husband and I appreciated and were blessed to have her working with us on our home purchase and will refer ANYONE that I know that's in the market to purchase or sell a home. She's a true professional and we had an amazing experience working with her.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Creekside, Sacramento, CA.
She always made herself available for me, early in the morning to late at night, 7 days a week. I had a few other agents, but they were not responsive at all. When I was searching properties, she always thought of benefits for buyers.
Without her, I couldn't get the house in short time.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Fairfield, CA.
Hire this agent, you will not find someone better to represent your interests than Silke.
I was forced to retire from law enforcement service due to an injury, and had to sell my home. Silke responded to me within an hour of my sending an email to her, inquiring if she were available to help me. Not only was I upside down, but I was emotional and hated being in the position I was in. Silke was respectful of my feelings, and at the same time acknowledged my financial situation. She took my case and ran me through all of my options. Then, once educated, I was able to make a much more informed decision without my emotions derailing me from the right choice.
She had a buyer for my home in approximately 3 days, willing to pay almost 50,000 more than asking.
Now the paperwork was completed and the idiot bank decides it does not want to accept the offer, but put us through an auction. A month later the idiot bank realizes that the highest offer they received was 125,000 lower than what Silke had already secured. So, again with the paperwork. And on and on.
Silke stuck with me and this whole process for over an entire year. During that time, the bank changed hands, lost the file, put a new person on the file, and about six other excuses for dragging me through this process. Silke was able to retain the original buyer, at a higher price - all while keeping me calm. I had moved to another state at this point, and she even arranged for the paperwork to be either electronically signed or brought to my front door.
She was respectful, easy to communicate with, and always returned my texts or phone calls almost immediately. She shared email communications with me, and provided me with updates a few times a month - so I did not feel like I was in the dark.
There is no way that I could have made it through this arduous process without Silke. She made one of the worst things in my life at the time, almost effortless for me. She never became frustrated, and stayed on top of the bank and their lack of progress, forcing them to make decisions quicker than they would have. I will never use another agent again, and look forward to hiring Silke again in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Creekside, Sacramento, CA.
We were looking to buy a home in the Natomas area and had a strict timetable since I was 8 months pregnant at the time. We wanted to be in the escrow process before the birth of our baby and Silke assured us she could make it happen. She was immediately available to show us properties and after two weeks we were in escrow. After escrow closed, I noticed some dry rot in the kitchen which the inspection didn't catch. Silke came over with her personal contractor who made the repair free of charge. She was easy to work with, knowledgeable, confident, and went above and beyond her duties. Recently, I contacted her to see if she had any Realtor contacts in Fresno as I was putting a rental property on the market. She didn't have any contacts, but offered to research, interview, and choose an agent for us who she felt would get the job done best. The agent she found was first class and is a reflection of her skill and abilities in the field. Silke is the best!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Orangevale, CA.
Silke is the best! Not only did she help us find our home 2 years ago, but she also just helped us sell it! She is there with you every step of the way and is very good at making you feel confident and comfortable throughout the whole process. One of the best things about Silke is her availability – anytime we needed anything, she was always a call, text or email away. And she responds almost instantly. She’s a true expert who lives and breathes real estate. You can just tell that she loves what she does. I highly recommend Silke to anyone who is looking to purchase a new home or sell their home! We’ve used other agents in the past – none of them have come close to comparing to Silke.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $225K in West Sacramento, CA.
Silke is taking the guesswork out of selling real estate. Her in depth knowledge allows to get top dollars and makes the selling process smooth and simple. No surprises, just results. Professionalism at its best. At any time during the process I felt being updated with the right amount of information - especially with me being out of town most of the time. I am recommending Silke to anyone - including family members and most certainly will use her again in the future.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in West Sacramento, CA.
With Silke's help, my wife and I sold our home in West Sacramento and purchased a new home in Auburn in exactly 30 days! Silke will be the only realtor that we will be using going forward. We looked at homes in three different counties, and Silke had great insight into each market. We highly recommend Silke to anyone who wants to work with a true professional.