We met Carmen Miranda five years ago after buying a house from one of her previous clients. It was Carmen’s tenacity and hard work during that process that led us to seek her out when we decide to begin exploring about a move from San Mateo to Burlingame.
In a competitive market, we sought Carmen’s advice on looking for a new home, not knowing how much we could sell our existing home for. Carmen was honest in her assessment and drilled down in the positives and negatives (of our home to be sold) and knew what would be attractive to buyers in the current market. She provided a full team of professionals and resources that we used to upgrade our home within our budget and on schedule, timing everything just right to put our home on the market.
On the other side of equation, Carmen was relentless in seeking opportunities on and off the market for us to look at homes in the highly competitive Burlingame market. Carmen was again honest and upfront on what type of offer it would take in a multiple offer situations. Many of the homes we looked at sold well over the asking price with multiple offers- Carmen was right on target for what the final selling price would be. Carmen was very supportive but did not “sugar coat” the process and what it would take – her honesty and advice throughout the process cannot be overstated and made us feel confident in our decisions as we put in offers. After losing out on four houses that we bid on, we moved forward yet again and Carmen helped us submit a winning offer on a beautiful home in a special neighborhood that meets all of our family’s needs. It was a multiple offer situation, Carmen professionally navigated us toward submitting a counter offer that won!
After submitting an offer to win the new home, we quickly pivoted to putting our existing home on the market. Carmen and her amazing team were on top of every detail and supported us through the whole process. We are happy the way she handled the offers we received and the way Carmen helped us in making our decision to accept nothing but the best! We do not know how we could have accomplished our goal of buying a home (with a bridge loan), putting our house on the market, and keeping our sanity without Carmen! She worked so hard, negotiated to the best of her ability, persevered through challenges, always on time, paid attention to details, and was attentive to our goals and needs as a family. Carmen is a highly recommended partner if you need to buy or sell a home, or both!
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