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Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Hampden, Baltimore, MD.
Ashira helped us secure an amazing property at an excellent price in Hamden when houses where very hard to come by and offers were being placed within 24 hours of listing. We were doing this out of state so her excellent efficacy as a Realtor was critical in being able to make this happen. We are a young family with a 2 year-old who relocated to Baltimore for surgical residency and she did a great job finding a place matching our wants in a very timely fashion. I highly recommend her!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Baltimore, MD.
Ashira Barbosa worked well with me to secure a property meeting my needs at a fair price. We visited around 10 homes for sale in the area, and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of a home vs. a co-op vs. a condo. Through Listingbook, I was able to receive new listings each day as soon as they arrived in the MRIS database. Ashira referred me to a local mortgage broker, First Home Mortgage, where I was able to secure a financing letter and competitive rate early on. Ashira provided me with my offer contract and other paperwork in advance in pdf form so that I could review them at home, and the RightSignature tool reduced turnaround time. Her contacts for inspection and title/escrow ensured that settlement went smoothly. Finally, we were able to calculate my cash needed for closing two weeks in advance so I could get a free official check from my online savings account rather than pay the fee at the local bank.
I am the mother-in-law spoken of in the previous post. It's not often you meet people in the service and sales industry with a genuine heart that truly has the customer's best interest in mind with all that they do. Ashira Barbosa is that one in million real estate agent that is kind, considerate, professional, knowledgeable, on top of her game and will not, I repeat NOT, sell you or allow you to buy a house that is not right for you (even if it means no commission for her). This speaks to the dedication this woman has to her craft and the integrity this woman has as a human being. If you want a top notch real estate agent, go with the best of the best. She will go that extra mile to ensure that your home buying experience is smooth and as seamless as possible, but if by chance you run into a couple of bumps in the road, she will make sure things are addressed and placed back on track. That's what you get when you work with a "PRO". Call Ashira, she'll make it happen!!!! I am not being compensated for this endorsement. I am just that impressed with her work and her character.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Temple Hills, MD.
I seldom use superlatives to describe anyone so when I say Ashira is the best real estate agent I have ever met it's because she earned it. For nearly nine months, she worked tirelessly to help me locate a suitable home for my mother-in-law. The search took place mostly near the Washington DC area - miles away from where Ashira typically conducts business - which meant several 30 to 40 miles trips down the highway with no guaranteed payoff on the otherside. Nevertheless, she maintained a pleasant and positive attitude throughout a protracted and sometimes frustrating process.
Ashira was teachable and flexilble, willing to adjust to our specific needs. She also exhibited great integrity, an extremely important quality in any business dealing. I used several of her contacts for various services (loan officer, contractors etc.), something I would have never done if I sensed a hidden agenda or selfish motive. Each one checked out and I was pleased with the cost and quality provided.
Perhaps the highest compliment paid to Ashira came from my mother-in-law who thinks of her like a daugther after the experience. And for the record, no one put me up to this post; I happily volunteered to write it after a job well done. I won't leave my personal information here but if you are thinking about hiring Ashira (and you should) and want to know more, contact her and she'll put us in touch.
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Lake Evesham, Baltimore, MD.
Ashira found me the perfect place to rent after my house sold so quickly. Coordinating move-out and move-in was a moving target, and Ashira kept me apprised of every development. She made everything just as simple as humanly possible for me.
Buying your first house can be extremley stressful. So many questions, alot you don't know. Ashira walked my wife and I through every step of the process from A-Z and did a phenomenal job with us property virgins.
We were extremely picky and looked at about 50 houses. I would imagine a real estate agent could get very exhausted doing that, but she took it all in stride. We had weekends where we'd see 10+ houses. Through it all Ashira was on top of finding us good places to look at and providing guidance.
Once we found our home, it was obvious she knew the process extremly well. She walked us through the inspection and helped us negoitiate to get a fair deal and most importantly - no closing costs.
I miss spending time with Ashira which to me says we found more than a real estate agent, we found a friend. I'd highly recommend Ashira to anyone interested in buying or selling their property. She is a consummate proffessional.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $75K in Harford-Echodale - Perring Parkway, Baltimore, MD.
I would happily recommend Ashira to anyone! She secured a fabulous deal for me, while working with my obscure questions, ridiculous requests, and a very difficult selling agent. Five stars! I could not have done it without her, and I am SO happy with the results! Ashira is great, no complaints!
Bought a Townhouse home in 2011 in Beverly Hills, Baltimore, MD.
As I first time home buyer who happens to be extremely picky, with quality taste on a firm budget I found my agent Ashira to be knowledgable, patient, diligent, and resourceful. Working with her made my home buying experience run smoothly and quickly. I would highly recommend her services!