We worked with Kristina since February 2013 until August 2013, at first just "shopping around" and then, after we got pre-approved, thanks to Kristina's advice, we became more aggressive in our search for a home. Kristina was very supportive in our desire to explore various locations, although she is a true area expert of the "other" side of the tunnel homes (Walnut Creek, Moraga, etc.). We currently live in Oakland and looked as far as Martinez, Hercules and Castro Valley. We looked at numerous amounts of homes with Kristina all around, and bid on 3, but got outbid, with our bids being on the lowest side. We agreed that the housing market was very competitive then. When it came to bidding, Kristina always reminded us that the house is worth what we think it is worth, and that it is wise to listen to your "gut feeling" and not to fallow the race, where it is a sellers' market and one, as a rule, must bid much higher to get the house. We are first time home buyers with a small child. We decided to wait until the market settles, our child grows up a little, and we save more money to put as a down payment. Even though we stopped out house-hunting for now, we highly recommend Kristina, as she is professional, knowledgeable, honest and accommodating.
If you're looking for a savvy, experienced & knowledgeable agent, then look no further. Kristina was referred to us from a co-worker, and made our first home buying experience a wonderful and easy one. She was patient with us from the beginning. She possesses a great skill in analyzing each client and fitting their needs into an ideal home. From the start it's like she knew what we desired without us having to explain our dream home. After only working w/ her for 2 weeks we were able to find our ideal home and she moved quick enough to put together a competitive offer which the seller agreed to almost immediately. Her tenacity allowed us to avoid a grueling bidding process while saving us money. Thank you Kristina for your professionalism and awesomeness. I strongly recommend her services to everybody and she is someone I will definitely recommend to family & friends.
~ Marcell Bonifacio