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Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Valley High-North Laguna, Sacramento, CA.
Silke Kirkwood was more than a Realtor to us. She treated us like we knew her for years. As new home buyers we were very hesitant and worried to buy anything. We spent close to a year looking for homes. Silke reassured us and explained everything each step of the way. She is knowledgeable and tries to get the homeowner the most for their money. I highly recommend Silke, she is patient, intelligent and an expert in the market. I am very grateful for all the time, dedication and kindness Silke offered our family.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Westlake, Sacramento, CA.
Silke did a great job and was very proactive on all issues that occurred during the house purchase. As first time buyers in the US Silke was helpful guiding us through the process. Very highly recommended.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in West Sacramento, CA.
As a first time home buyer, I was very overwhelmed at the amount of information I was going to have to research to make sure I made the right decision in buying this home. My best decision of it all, was working with Silke. She was incredibly knowledgeable, she knows the ins-and-outs of the entire process and is a master at the California real estate industry. She also knows details about every neighborhood we went through and even had the patience to let me see for myself when I first started working with her- but I learned very quickly she knows exactly what she is doing! She has a very keen eye to what details and work in a home can raise or lower the value and has the foresight to turn those details into wise predictions. Above all, Silke's negotiation skills make her a formidable force to have on your side! I can tell that she is deeply respected and probably feared by many agents that have to compete with her, but rightfully so because she is a power player beyond belief! I have, and will continue to recommend Silke to friends and acquaintances that move to the area because I am beyond satisfied with her performance as my real estate agent and her diligence in finding the perfect home for me.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Westlake, Sacramento, CA.
I contacted multiple agents before i get to spoke to Silke, but she has sound knowledge of the area. She is very fast at right decision making - Me being a first time home buyer and bought up in India, I had very little knowledge of what all things that needs to be done - She was very helpful and understood my preferences - I would highly highly recommend my friends. Very glad to work with her.
From the first house Silke showed us, I knew we wanted her to represent us. Silke was very patient and not pushy or demanding at any point in the process. Silke made it evident throughout the process our happiness was her top priority. I would not hesitate to refer Silke to friends or family.
Silke is a consummate professional who actually delivers on promises, and consequently is able to make a really complex process feel rather trivial when all is done. My wife and I were on an extremely tight schedule to move out of our apartment and get into a new house before her pregnancy advanced further and rendered her immobile. We contacted Silke around 09/20, and on 10/21 we got our keys. Yes, that fast.
The other points that I would like to highlight, that we believe are the cornerstones of a smooth and hassle free home-ownership are:
1. Prompt and succinct correspondence.
2. Objective, not opinionated feedback.
5. General affability.
She excels in all of the above. No more elaboration on that necessary.
On last thing, after we moved in, she personally had a few items fixed by sending in her contractors. These were some of the items that came up in the inspection and the seller wasn't able to take care of.
It has been a month in our new home now, and things have been great so far.
What did we NOT like about her? Texting while driving :-) BAD.
I would highly recommend Silke Kirkwood to any aspiring home-buyer.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Gardenland, Sacramento, CA.
Silke is very knowledgeable. She is helping us in the process of selling two properties now. She also helped me find a property that I like. She is also very straight forward, and down to the point. I like that a lot. Many sales person exaggerate things. I do not have that impression about her.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Rocklin, CA.
I would like to acknowledge the great work that Silke did on my listing. She assisted in selling my home for more then list price. I was just hoping for an offer, but multiple offers came in. I was impressed by her honesty, especially in the real estate business. This is a true asset when you are trusting someone with your real estate. I appreciate her quick work, honest opinions and availability for my questions. I will be working with Silke in the future for sure.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Lincoln, CA.
Silke was the most responsive and knowledgeable realtor I have ever the pleasure to work with in buying a home. She listened to what my wife and I were looking for. She knows the process well and certainly worked hard for me and my wife. I would use her again and would refer/recommend her to anyone who is in the market. Can't go wrong here.