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Sofia Sandoval

Agent

Realtor, Bureau of Real Estate (23 years experience)

19 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Staging

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Hello and Thank You for the opportunity to introduce myself. I have been a full time Realtor for over 20 years. In those years I have sold thousands of homes totaling in millions of dollars of real estate. I have covered all of Monterey County up to the city of San Francisco and out to the East Bay and beyond.  I have settled back into Monterey County since 2006 and also cover parts of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.

Whether you are a Buyer or a Seller, the invaluable experience that I have gained through countless escrows is a great benefit to you. I have experienced just about every scenario that can go wrong in a transaction and if it is avoidable, I know how to do avoid it and it is not, I know how to handle it. This can save you money and equally important, give you peace of mind.

First Time Buyers: Here is how I can be of the best to service to you. If you are looking to purchase your first home, I can guide you every step of the way. I begin by preparing you to succeed by explaining the importance of being loan approved with a reputable and respected lender. Next we set the criteria for the must-have features and locations of your new home. Having a clear idea of what you want will help us narrow down the search and allow to focus on that area of the market so we can find you the right home at the right price. I will explain what to expect every step of the way from making a strong and compelling offer to a Seller, until you close escrow. Once you close escrow I will still be available to you as you learn to manage the responsibility of being a homeowner. 

Move-Up Buyers: If you are looking for that perfect piece of heaven with a view of one of the seven wonders of the world- The Pacific Ocean- or you desire miles of rolling hills in a sunny canyon, I am the scout you need to help you find it. We have 200+ agents at Sotheby's and together we dominate the market in listings. I have access to incredible listings before they become available to the general public and if it is something that is really spectacular, that could be a great benefit to you. I am a consummate professional and I will ensure that you are well informed and protected on all matters of material disclosures and help you to manage the process so that any stress that can be elevated on the process, is. And what cannot be circumvented is dealt with swiftly and effectively to enable you to close within the contractual timelines so you can begin to enjoy your well deserved paradise. 

Sellers: I provide a full service package to you that will make me the clear winner as your Listing Agent. I started my real estate career selling New Homes for the largest builder in the U.S. My exposure to working in multi-million dollar model complexes for all those years, has given me the ability to identify the features of your home that need to be focused on to make it the most appealing and make it SELL. I am capable of consulting with you on all matters of preparing a house to shine and impress every prospective Buyer from the curb, through the house and out to the back fence. I will not only provide you with the comparable information to list at the RIGHT price but work with you to get you the BEST price for your home. I have excellent references to share with you and an impressive portfolio that demonstrate complete transformations that do not dig into your pocket. Even if your house is Model-Ready, I can still help you to tweak it to create a blank canvas to entice a Buyer to picture themselves living there. Beyond that, my responsibility to you is to identify an offer that is committed and well qualified. To manage the escrow so we have full-disclosure from the onset of the escrow to minimize potential snags and holding everyone accountable to the timeline to ensure we are able to close within the contractual agreement. We want you to feel good about the sale of your home and the Buyer to feel good about buying it!

I hope that you are compelled to call on me. You will not be disappointed, I have 100% customer satisfaction and I know that you will be equally served because that is what I do. I take care of you first. I believe that when you put someone else's needs ahead of your own, the bounty is shared by all. 


 
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(24 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Buy-side
01/15/2015
$750,000

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01/15/2015 - Buy-side - $750,000

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Sell-side
01/15/2015
$420,500

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01/15/2015 - Sell-side - $420,500

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Sell-side
01/13/2015
$479,500

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01/13/2015 - Sell-side - $479,500

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Sell-side
01/12/2015
$413,500

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01/12/2015 - Sell-side - $413,500

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Sell-side
12/30/2014
$282,500

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12/30/2014 - Sell-side - $282,500

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

08/07/2014 - marquez2121
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Salinas, CA.

My husband and I already had an agent who had been showing us properties, but that agent was not very proactive and willing to show right away. When we saw a property online that we wanted to see, we filled out our contact info. on the listing that was under Sofia and she responded very quickly. I e-mailed her 9-10pm and she emailed be back around 11pm which was great! She showed us the property the very next morning, and although that was not what we were looking for, we really liked her knowledge, and responsiveness and decided to continue with Sofia as our agent. She showed us many properties. Anytime I txt her a house we would like to see she got on it, and showed it to us that same day if the owners agreed. Sofia never pressured us to make any offers on anything which is something we really liked as well. We are now living in our home happy and very comfortable!  More Less 

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04/30/2014 - eladia salah
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Salinas, CA.

Fantastic experience! Sofia brings a professional and positive "can do" attitude to everything she does. Her many years of experience are always on full display. She knows the market she works in, is a talented decorator with suggestions on how to improve your home, and always represents her clients' best interests. Sofia priced our home just right to attract potential buyers and it sold over asking price within two weeks. She not only advised us on how to do a few improvements to our home that would bring the maximum return for our efforts, but she also personally brought in decorator items, fresh flowers, and added her special touch to make our home pop. We highly recommend her and look forward to working with her on future endeavors!  More Less 

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04/30/2014 - deanna10s
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Salinas, CA.

I can't imagine a better agent than Sofia. My brother and I were selling our parents' house, which was long distance for us. She set an ambious time-line for work to be completed on the house for the best presentation possible and advised us as to what expenses would be worthwhile. She also advised us in regards to listing price based on current and updated sales in the neighborhood, which is critical to a quick and successful sale.

Besides her time management skills as project manager and the amazing staging that she did, she is also a very good communicator. She let us know all along the way about the progress that was being made, so we never had to worry about what was happening. And when we had questions, she got right back to us. On the day of the first open house, we received an offer over the listing price. All of this would not have happened without Sofia. We are thrilled with her and what she did for us.

As our realtor, Sofia became the project manager, making all the contacts and scheduled the painting, the cleaning and stretching of the carpet, clean up and sprucing of the landscaping, had the house thoroughly cleaned and then staged the entire house herself! She is imaginative and creative and even custom made things to enhance our house! Her staging separates her from all other realtors. She did a re-do of the house, like what you see on TV. And she did all of this in a matter of two weeks!

Sofia is very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator and negotiator. Also, she anticipates what might be a concern and attends to it before it actually becomes a concern, making things smoother for buyer and seller.

Even though I was the seller, I am quite certain from my experience with Sofia that she would be an excellent buyer's agent too. With Sofia as your realtor, you get the complete package. We sure did!
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