"Generous with his time"
Working with Bhima Sheridan has been a delight. We were first time home buyers with an FHA loan, which is challenging for the Bay Area. He was generous with his time meeting us in Vallejo for entire afternoons of house hunting. He was responsive and communicative explaining each step of the process and answering all of our questions. If he didn't know the answer he would research it for us. Bhima has been a wonderful ally in our transition from city renters to Vallejo homeowners, always looking out for our best interests, even when we were looking at houses that were inappropriate for us. Bhima is an honest genuine realtor with experience in engineering and architecture. He can speak knowledgeably on a wide range of topics that impact home buying from health and safety to fiscal investment. We valued his ethics and honesty. They made us feel confident in his thoughts and insights. We would recommend Bhima without hesitation to anyone looking to navigate the challenging Bay Area real estate market.
- Elijah W. and Beatrice T.
"Close on our first offer"
Sarah recently helped us close on our first offer - which is pretty much unheard of in the competitive Bay Area market! We felt very confident working with Sarah due to her vast experience, straight-up advice, construction knowledge, great relationships with many people in the industry and commitment to finding us a home. Sarah is very savvy and has great strategies for placing a winning offer. If you're a first time homebuyer (like we were), I highly recommend Sarah Ridge!
- Sarah M.
"Higher than our Asking"
I'm not a review-writer but can't help but take a moment to share our overwhelmingly positive review of Anna Bellomo. Anna helped us with our first house sale and it couldn't have gone better. We had no decent referrals as we began our search process to find a realtor, but Anna's name kept popping up with high marks. I can honestly say she's earned all the positive regard. In all our dealings with her, Anna was prompt, friendly, cooperative, flexible and responsive. She gave us very constructive feedback about our house, and guided us through the necessary repairs, inspections and staging process. We appreciated how she educated us about the market and her pricing approach. Due to her marketing efforts, we ended up closing significantly higher than our asking price. The negotiation process was smooth and simple, and we were grateful that Anna operated in such an ethical manner with all parties. In short, we cannot recommend her enough and would highly encourage others to engage Anna.
- Kathy M.
"Smooth and Quick"
As a single person buying a home in the Bay Area, I needed someone who I could trust to be honest and help me navigate the complicated waters of purchasing a home here. Bhima was exceptional in meeting these needs, and was stellar as my realtor for this big purchase. He is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate business in addition to having a thorough technical understanding of how homes are constructed and what red flags to look for. He was able to objectively help me weigh the pros and cons in my decision making process, and was really on the ball making sure the numerous documents were all signed and submitted on time. He was an excellent communicator, always asking questions and listening to understand my needs; he was easy to reach, and I felt that he was always keeping my best interests at the forefront. He proved to be a solid negotiator between myself and the seller as well. The process was smooth and quick, and overall I had a positive home buying experience. I highly recommend Bhima to anyone looking to purchase a home.
- Amy S.
"Can't say enough"
Sarah recently helped my wife and I sell our home in Albany and we can't say enough good things about her! She is really bright and very knowledgeable about the area. From our first contact we had the sense that she "got" us and was ready to advocate for our interests. She was consistently responsive, straightforward, actively engaged, and determined to negotiate the best deal on our behalf. Our house was a unique property, well located with tremendous potential, but definitely in need of work and attention. Sarah understood that it would be a unique buyer who would see the possibilities and have the wherewithal to realize them. She skillfully strategized to locate that buyer and successfully closed the deal. We are really grateful to her. And, not only that, she is really likable! We can not recommend her more highly!
- Jamal G.
"As easy as it gets"
Never had a better real estate agent. She's incredibly responsive, knows what to do and how to do it (got our sewer lateral certificate from the City of Berkeley when we'd utterly failed to get through the bureaucracy), and makes selling a house as easy as it gets. She helped arrange our bridge loan for the new house, and then she said, "Move out, give me the key, and I'll do the rest." We got a price for our house beyond our hopes, and it was so easy.
- Rosalind I.
"Professional, Responsive, and Detailed"
As first time homebuyers, there was a lot we didn't know about Bay Area real estate. Bhima was professional, responsive, and detailed. He patiently helped us navigate the process and was knowledgeable about everything from the escrow process to recommending potential improvements to houses. He was easily accessible when we had concerns and kept our spirits up with his positive energy. We highly recommend Bhima to anyone buying a home in the Bay Area!
- Karen L. and Cary T.
"Amazingly positive and energetic"
It's been a true pleasure working with Sarah Ridge. She is very communicative and informative and speaks from the heart. Sarah has taken special efforts to get to know our family so that she can help us find the right house that fits all of our needs. She makes house hunting a fun experience because she is authentic and real. You can tell she loves what she does by her enthusiasm and thoughtful nature. Sarah grew up in the Bay Area so she understands location and special neighborhood pockets and the evolution of these places. She is an amazingly positive and energetic person and pours this into her work. Sarah is a true gem and we are lucky to work with her.
- Melissa G.
"Beyond our imaginations"
Anna Bellomo is the ideal real estate agent. She is detail oriented, knows the market, and has an excellent reputation in the community of agents. She promised to relieve us of stress in the sale of our house, and delivered beyond our imaginations. She arranged for the inspections, consulted with colorists for painting, suggested stagers, supervised changes in lighting fixtures, and kept an eye on cost effective changes. The house was transformed and presented beautifully. Anna arranged for a photographer, created print brochures and an online web presence. Anna is a great communicator- responsive to questions about processes, able to reassure clients about timelines and documentation, and efficient in her calls and emails. I was impressed with her abilities in the process and completely satisfied with the results.
- Tony M.
"They are professional"
Bhima is extremely knowledgeable about the ever evolving market in Oakland and was able to narrow down our search quickly. He paid close attention to everything that was the most important to us in finding a new home and he successfully got us into escrow within a few short months. I would absolutely recommend working with Bhima and his team - they are professional, smart and work quickly.
- Shaina E.
"Communicative, Proactive, & Honest"
I can't say enough good things about Sarah. She helped us keep our entire looking, bidding & closing process to under two months. She is 100% communicative, proactive & honest. Sarah made buying a house fun and as easy as possible. I couldn't be happier that we found our home and that we had the pleasure of working with her.
- Nicole B.
"Consider Her a Friend"
I picked the perfect agent! Anna is very knowledgeable and professional. She provided candid and accurate information about various neighborhoods and potential individual house issues. I'd say the best part of her representation was her honesty about considerations for each house. I looked for a house for over a year and she talked me down from several that I wanted to consider. I am SO glad that she did as I would have had buyers remorse! Instead, I found the house of my dreams, perfect for my circumstances. She is always responsive and still provides helpful information post closing. I truly consider her a friend and appreciate the great care I received throughout the process.
- Linda W.
"Transparent and Sincere"
We feel very fortunate to have had Bhima in our corner as first-time home buyers in the crazy Bay Area market. He has a keen eye for expensive fixes and is candid about risks. We genuinely appreciated his transparent and sincere style; we never felt rushed or pushed into making stressful decisions. He is patient, thorough, accessible, knowledgeable, and honest -- we couldn't recommend him more!
- Jessie R. and Jorge M.
"Oversaw Every Bit"
Sarah did a wonderful job as the sales agent for my home! She oversaw every bit of the process getting the property cleaned up, painted and staged and was completely hands-on throughout. She always kept me updated via texts and emails since I currently live across the Bay. And...the house sold in just a few days with an all-cash offer well over asking price. Well done!
- Inge H.
After we decided to buy in another state, we asked her if she knew any real estate agents in our new city. She didn't but went through a process of vetting a new agent for us! We did not expect this at all and just shows again how amazing she is, even though we were no longer working with her. Anna is really the best and has ruined us for all other real estate agents! Our new agent was great, but my husband said at one point that his expectations were so high from working with Anna that it almost felt unfair to the new person. You really cannot compare her to anyone else.
- Julie J.