Her patience and tenacity as a realtor is unparalleled.
“My family met Tanja before COVID at an open house in Oakland. We were new to the scene, so Tanja had to sit us down and give us a reality check: that the norm in the Oakland/Berkeley area is to price insanely low and let the bidding wars drive up the price.
Once COVID hit, we put everything on pause, and didn’t get back in touch with her until the end of 2020. During this time, we also told her we were interested in selling our Dublin home. Fast forward a couple months, we decided to sell our home on a super condensed timeline, so we wouldn’t have to find temporary digs before moving into our new place.
Prepping the house was a logistical nightmare that we didn’t have the time nor the expertise to do. But Tanja was on top of her game with a spreadsheet and calendar tracking our expenses and keeping everything on schedule, even when so many vendors were unavailable. She kept us aprised throughout and always provided a number of vendor options per service (e.g., window cleaning, carpeting, etc.) so that we could choose vendors with quotes we were comfortable paying for. And at one point, she even took a broom in hand and did the sweeping herself.
We knew our home had some great pros along with some cons, and she gave us a price range where she expected the house to sell at to calm our nerves. Lo and behold, she hit the top end of that price range with some serious negotiating chops (we literally saw the offers change on the shared spreadsheet while she worked her magic).
Her patience and tenacity as a realtor is unparalleled. We were an extremely difficult family to work with because we wanted to maximize every nickel we spent on prepping (after all, it’s the largest asset we have). But she stayed professional throughout and treated us with 100% respect, even as we borderline micromanaged and got in her way of her doing her job. Thanks for dealing with us, Tanja, and for sticking it out until the end. Your name will be the first thing out of our mouths if any of our neighbors ask us for realtor recommendations.”