Steph Baker
Direct: (916) 775-3447
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What Clients Say

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March 2010

Stephanie,
We have to add our two cents to the testimonials on your web site since we have had 3 transactions with you.

It's been 4 years since you helped us through the purchase of our rental triplex in Mansion Flats.  We are still totally happy about that.  However, I want to tell the totally amazing story about our recent sale and purchase or our home.

We had only vague ideas about possibly moving when we stumbled across an open house that we just loved in Curtis Park on November 1, 2009.  On November 2 we had an offer into the seller and a for sale sign in front of our midtown home.

Since our house hadn't been on the market there was a ton to do.  You brought in a stager that identified what to remove (lots) and arranged what was left.  It was a ton of work but soon the house was ready to show.  Within a week of the time the house was ready to show we had an accepted offer at full price - sold as is.  Of course, that was only the beginning.  Loans, inspections and on and on.

You stayed with us on both the sale and purchase throughout, even missing out on your Thanksgiving dinner.  On December 29, 2009 we closed on the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home.  Less than two months!!
Thanks again!!
John-Paul Olafson and Bill Burgua
-John Paul Olafson & Bill Burgua

From Yelp.com
Stephanie Baker is an AWESOME real estate agent. I was referred to her by a friend. At that time, I was frustrated with two prior real estate agents who didn't fit our needs. Stephanie spent a whole hour, when we first met, to consult with us (me and my husband) on what we wanted and what our needs were.  Stephanie was VERY patient (we were looking together for 2 years) and she really listens to what you want and don't want. We were patient together and found our perfect first home. My husband and I have been living there for 2 months and cannot be happier.

Stephanie has a great team at Coldwell Banker and her colleague even stepped in (thanks to Chip O'Neil as well!) while she was on pregnancy leave! Stephanie returned and helped us close the deal on the house we're in. She knows her stuff and will tell you what to expect and what to look for. She's honest, reliable, and professional. I would recommend her to anyone I know. I look forward to working with her again with any future real estate ventures I have. =) THANKS STEPH!
-Bianca Yee, DDS

From LinkedIn.com

Top qualities:
Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

“Stephanie was extremely attentive and had a great sense of her clients. Simply put I has 100% satisfied with my decision to work with Stephanie.”

-Joe Gregorich

From LinkedIn.com
“Stephanie cares deeply about her clients needs. Her involvement in her community is inspiring and gives me confidence in recommending her to anyone interested in real estate investment. She is passionate about life and about serving her client's every need.”
-Bill Enos

From LinkedIn.com

Top qualities:
Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“As a first time home buyer, I was nervous about finding the right person to help me choose my first home. I was moving from the Boston area and knew very little about Sacramento and where I wanted to live. From Boston, Stephanie took the time to answer questions about everything from the best neighborhoods to the best restaurants. When it came time for me to select a realtor to help me with my home search, I knew I would be in good hands with Stephanie. Stephanie walked me through every step of the process and was very patient and explained everything to me. She understood everything I was looking for in a home and even introduced me to different types of homes and neighborhoods I would never have found without her. She truly knows everything about the Sacramento area and is exactly who you want helping you buy your first (or 10th!) home. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for a realtor they can trust, and eventually call a friend!”

-Jessica Waring

From LinkedIn.com
 
“Stephanie was referred to me by a coworker. As a recruiter for Sutter Health, we rely on real estate agents to assist us in showing off the community. Stephanie has proven herself to be highly motivated, energetic, knowledgeable, and personable. Stephanie has made herself available to our candidates and devotes herself to their interests and needs. She knows the community well and is able to show it off as well as real estate. She truly knows the time and commitment it takes to help home buyers find exactly what they are looking for. I recommend Stephanie to colleagues who are looking for real estate and I look forward to working with her in the future!”
-Angela Jamison

Hey Stephanie:

I wanted to let you know about a realtor story, a story of which puts you in GREAT light and which I’d be happy to have included on your Web site (which is great, btw) if you like.

A few months ago I talked to you about Dan and Judy Streeter, how they wanted to relocate to Oroville, as you may remember. You were VERY responsive, even though you admitted up front that you’d probably have to refer them to someone. In spite of that you went online and checked out some properties.

Anyway, I was very impressed at your outreach for them (and very happy that you were eventually able to work with them here – they love their new home, btw).

 After we had chatted I ran into a realtor walking the neighborhood handing out his business cards and asking if we were going to be selling our house any time soon. (He was from a competitor company.)
 
 I said, “Well, I don’t have any needs right now, but I have some friends that are relocating and could use some help in Oroville. Can you offer any suggestions?”
His eyes glazed over and he mumbled something about how maybe he could find someone to refer them to. He did NOT ask for my name or number, or their name or number. I accepted his proffered business card and promptly tossed it – boy, did he fail the “Stephanie Test”!      
-Barbara Lindburg-Schor

Dear Stephanie,

I want to thank you for the recent help you gave me in the selling of my home at 607 27th Street, Sacramento, CA. It could have been a very stressful process as I was also coordinating a move outside the state, but you made it so incredibly painless for me and I can’t thank you enough. 

I want to provide you this letter as a thank you as I could not have had a better advocate than you during this whole process. I have worked with other agents and nothing compares to the hands on experience that you gave me during the selling of my home. Quite simply, I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a great agent.  When I first met you I was extremely impressed with your professionalism and enthusiasm and when it came time for me to sell, I had no doubts about whom to call.

 From day one you put my needs first.  You were always responsive and sympathetic, left no detail uncovered and had high standards of excellence and I want to thank you for that. 

Your knowledge of the real estate market is obvious and because of that I was able to sell my home for what I wanted in a difficult market.

Good luck in your own future endeavors and we will definitely stay in touch as you also have become a friend.

Sincerest regards,

Molly Marks

-Molly Marks (now living in Texas)

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RECENT EMAIL UPDATE

Subject: 2 years at Catlen!
Believe it or not, yesterday was our 2 year anniversary at the Catlen Casa.  It has been great! 

Thanks, again, Stephanie, for everything.  You’ve been a part of improving our lives!

(Sadie and Rascal are happy too)

 --Connie & Rick
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THE ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
“Stephanie's expertise and persistence proved to be invaluable as we negotiated with a sometimes disinterested seller.…The sale of our very nice little home and the purchase of a larger house in the area we have longed to live in have surpassed our expectations. In the end, it was Stephanie who was fabulous!” – Connie Damant & Rick Frazee
-Connie Damant & Rick Frazee

Dear Stephanie:

Thank you so much for working with me to sell my condo. It was a true delight.
 
As you know, this was the first property I've sold, and I expressed worries in view of the changing market and my need to get top dollar. However, your consulting advice allowed me to make choices-without pressure- based on your recommendations. I felt like I was "in good hands," as the old commercial says!  And not pressured, like  a salesperson would do. (I guess that's why you call yourself a consultant!!)
 
Your attention to my priorities and aiding me in my stressful transition was outstanding. I was impressed wtih your advice for staging,m pricing and setting commissions that attract buyers. While I planned to have it sit vacant on the market longer, it was a wonderful surprise whne it sold in two weeks!  And, Steph, I know you say it's not a science, but you accurately identified the market changes. Months later, my competitor condos we toured together are still sitting waiting for a buyer!
 
During our work together, I felt informed, updated and important. I know you were handling multiple clients, but I never felt like a second priority.  I really appreciated that you provided me with regular updates an dthat your "team" was as professional as you were during the process.
 
I wholeheartedly will recommend you to family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. And when I do move from my new house, I'll work with you for sure!
 
Sincerely,
Dawn M. Cornelius.
-Dawn Cornelius

From LinkedIn.com
Steph is always attentive and thorough with her clients. I've seen it firsthand over the years closing a variety of transactions with a very diverse client base. Steph has a great understanding of the downtown Sacramento market and strong negotiation skills that always shows in her clients satisfaction with her performance!” 
-Geoff Black, Mortgage Consultant

 
-Jill W from Midtown

Stephanie Baker is an AWESOME real estate agent. I was referred to her by a friend. At that time, I was frustrated with two prior real estate agents who didn't fit our needs. Stephanie spent a whole hour, when we first met, to consult with us (me and my husband) on what we wanted and what our needs were.  Stephanie was VERY patient (we were looking together for 2 years) and she really listens to what you want and don't want. We were patient together and found our perfect first home. My husband and I have been living there for 2 months and cannot be happier.

Stephanie has a great team at Coldwell Banker and her colleague even stepped in (thanks to Chip O'Neil as well!) while she was on pregnancy leave! Stephanie returned and helped us close the deal on the house we're in. She knows her stuff and will tell you what to expect and what to look for. She's honest, reliable, and professional. I would recommend her to anyone I know. I look forward to working with her again with any future real estate ventures I have. =) THANKS STEPH!

-B.Y. on Yelp.com