Testimonials

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Steve F.

Tammra and Sheela are absolutely world class professionals. Moving from out of state, we were quickly drawn to their warm approach, insightful and balanced perspective, and their uncompromising due diligence. Tammra and Sheela proved exceedingly sharp and careful negotiators, and provided us with tremendously valuable guidance and insight. We enjoyed a phenomenal home buying experience, start to finish, with Tammra and Sheela, and we will most certainly trust the future sale of our home with them! They are an absolute must select team for your real estate needs.

Happy Buyer

My Heavens! What to say about these tireless, enthusiastic miracle workers? Buying in Sonoma County is no joke. It will chew you up and spit you out. It is breakneck and can get terrible, awful discouraging, but not for this team! Sheela and Tammra worked with us through our inexperience, our throwing in the towel and our reticence to sign our life away for a $650,000 fixer. They truly kept us motivated, realistic and, most importantly, on budget. We now live in an adorable cabin in Forestville. It was well within our budget, a fresh flip and one I, at first glance wasn't willing to give a second look. I am so grateful for their guidance and expertise on the market and for always keeping our family's long-term happiness as their primary goal. I highly recommend this team to you if you're interested in two highly personable, proactive and knowledgeable navigators of the Sonoma County real…

My Heavens! What to say about these tireless, enthusiastic miracle workers? Buying in Sonoma County is no joke. It will chew you up and spit you out. It is breakneck and can get terrible, awful discouraging, but not for this team! Sheela and Tammra worked with us through our inexperience, our throwing in the towel and our reticence to sign our life away for a $650,000 fixer. They truly kept us motivated, realistic and, most importantly, on budget. We now live in an adorable cabin in Forestville. It was well within our budget, a fresh flip and one I, at first glance wasn't willing to give a second look. I am so grateful for their guidance and expertise on the market and for always keeping our family's long-term happiness as their primary goal. I highly recommend this team to you if you're interested in two highly personable, proactive and knowledgeable navigators of the Sonoma County realty labyrinth to help you find the home of your heart.

Scott D.

Where to begin with Tammra and Sheela? They just sold our second house in the past few years, at a very good price (during a pandemic) and it was another smooth, pain-free experience. First, they are very adept marketers. There is a fully thought-out plan for where the house fits in to the market. They prepare, prepare and prepare. Twice they have priced it on the high side and been right! They are shrewd evaluators of buyers and their offers: Who is a good fit and who is not. Then, they are master negotiators during the sale agreement and the crucial weeks after. They handle all the little issues that arise with professional aplomb, always protecting their clients. Finally, they are really good people. They strive to make all the parties to the sale feel comfortable about the outcome and they prize their relationships with other agents.

Joe P.

It was a pleasure working with Sheela Hodes and Tammra Borrall In selling our Fountaingrove home. They are a great team-very detail oriented, quick to respond to our needs, and highly professional. We appreciated their willingness to go above and beyond in the time and attention they provided to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Happy Seller

Tammra and Sheela went above and beyond. They helped us get into our new home in the midst of the chaos with the wildfires, and everything worked out for our family. They are the hardest working and most professional Realtors® I have ever met. They were there every step of the way helping us sell our home, and with the purchase of our new home. Their knowledge of the local market and intricacies of these transactions was invaluable. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area.

Happy Buyer

It was truly a pleasure working with Tammra and Sheela. They are very professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. From the beginning, we always felt we were in good hands and it was apparent from start to finish that we were working with people who understood our needs and cared for the results. We appreciate how quickly they responded to our questions, how they made time to work with our schedules, and how they always kept us up to date on open houses and aware of our closing time commitments. Tammra and Sheela provided us with excellent advice and guidance. They know and understand the Santa Rosa area and schools, they were able to envision possibilities with new homes and how they would fit our family's needs. They also knew what problems to look out for and are excellent negotiators. We absolutely trust Tammra and Sheela with our business and highly recommend them for yours.

J. Martin

We had an incredible experience working with Tammra and Sheela. Their experience, depth of knowledge, and attention to detail made for a very successful sale. They provided an all encompassing service that included staging, marketing and problem solving. There was ongoing follow-up. I was also very impressed with the respect they showed for our needs. Sheela and Tammra are first class professionals.

Happy Buyer

We were first time home buyers dissatisfied with the service of two previous real estate agents who did not meet our needs. It was such a relief to finally connect with Tammra and Sheela! Tammra and Sheela operate with passion, expertise, efficiency and integrity at a level beyond compare. Three things that impressed us were: They presented us with a timeline at our second meeting that helped us see the process from beginning to end. They knew from experience and maybe even by intuition how to negotiate to our advantage and they bought us a home warrenty which we have used three times, saving us hundreds of dollars. We love our home! Thank you, Tammra and Sheela for helping us succeed in a competitive market with our VA loan.

John & Julie S.

We have been looking to downsize for the past 5 years. We are as picky as home buyers as we were about the agent to represent us. During the hunt for the right house we met Tammra at an open house and really liked her. When we found the right new home we knew who to call for the sale of our existing home. Both Tammra and Sheela were amazing to work with during this process. They had promised that when we needed to contact them one or the other would respond in less than an hour and they always did. We had a great experience with them both, from the marketing plan to the photography of our home, they were through, organized and professional. Thank you both so much.

Happy Seller

Tammra and Sheela worked very hard to ensure that we sold our home for a fair price within 2 weeks after it was listed. They have a superior team of experts that they employed to ensure that our home was exhibited properly. They employed a photographer, marketer, stager and a wonderful assistant that established the foundation they needed to sell our home. As a result we had one or more showing daily and even had a back up offer once we entered a contract for the sale. I would not hesitate to employ Tammra and Sheela again to handle the sale or purchase of a home. They are truly qualified to handle any real property transaction in a professional manner.

J. Cavanagh

Tammra is a master negotiator and is great at getting her clients what they want. She is a professional businesswoman who knows the area very well. When clients bring a house to her attention, she knows exactly where it is as well the what the neighborhood is like and what kind of value you can get out of it in the future. She has a pulse on the market and fair prices for Sonoma County. Tammra is sharp and has established a reputation for herself which led us as first time homebuyers into the process with full confidence. She knows market trends and makes sure her clients are well-informed on the investment they are making in a particular property.

Happy Buyer

Tammra and Sheela are exactly the type of real estate agents anyone could ask for. After meeting with a couple other agent that were either pushy or inexperienced, we were lucky enough to meet Tammra. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the real estate market. We never felt pressured and she always made herself available to us. Tammra helped us find our family home in 2011 and then again in 2019. Getting to know Sheela more recently, it is evident that she exhibits the same professionalism as her partner. We couldn't be more happy with our experience.

Happy Buyer

What a "dream team" these two ladies are! Their knowledge of the area and available properties is outstanding. Over two months time of searching for just the right property to purchase, they never wavered in their enthusiasm, patience and support throughout my entire buying process. I recommend them, without hesitation, to any friend or acquaintance in need of a Realtor®. One of their richest attributes is that they obviously love what they do.

Pederson

After interviewing a few Realtor®, all of whom seemed very skilled, we decided to go with Sheela and Tammra. The others were concerned about potential negatives of our home like well water rather than city water, no gas connection, and no garage or carport. Tammra and Sheela’s interest was in the gardens, the workmanship of the home, and the uniqueness of the property. They understood the home, which is what made us to decide to go with them. We did not want our property “staged,” so we just cleaned out the extra stuff and left the home pretty much as we furnished it, which came across very well through the pictures from the photographer they selected. We left for the open house, returning to have our neighbors tell us that for the three hours of the open house the neighborhood was more packed with cars than they had ever seen it. Multiple offers followed the next day, several above aski…

After interviewing a few Realtor®, all of whom seemed very skilled, we decided to go with Sheela and Tammra. The others were concerned about potential negatives of our home like well water rather than city water, no gas connection, and no garage or carport. Tammra and Sheela’s interest was in the gardens, the workmanship of the home, and the uniqueness of the property. They understood the home, which is what made us to decide to go with them. We did not want our property “staged,” so we just cleaned out the extra stuff and left the home pretty much as we furnished it, which came across very well through the pictures from the photographer they selected. We left for the open house, returning to have our neighbors tell us that for the three hours of the open house the neighborhood was more packed with cars than they had ever seen it. Multiple offers followed the next day, several above asking price. Escrow went very quickly and well, a few bumps being efficiently smoothed over by them. Tammra and Sheela are very responsive, but what is most impressive about them is their artistic approach to the process and their willingness to think outside the box. One can’t go wrong using them as a real estate professional.

Happy Buyer

First time home buyers. Tammra and Sheela helped us through the entire process. An amazing team! Super committed. Always available. Two of the most genuine, real, and knowledgeable people about the process you'd ever want to meet and have on your side. Helped us find and finalize the home of our dreams. Stay strong when we needed to and also make sure we succeeded in a competitive market. Couldn't be more grateful and couldn't recommend them more highly to anyone.

Jennifer M.

Working with Tammra and Sheela was great! They were happy to answer all our first time home buyer questions and were always available to us throughout the process of looking for and buying our new home. I was fully bracing myself for the home buying process to be difficult but with their help it was an absolute pleasure.

Lisa D.

Tammra and Sheela are a winning combination! They are professional, personable, and extremely attentive to detail. Their communication goes above and beyond, we never felt "out of the loop". We highly recommend this team of hard working Realtors®. They are the best!

Happy Buyer

Tammra and Sheela are the best. We are so glad to have connected with them! They had the best interests of our family in mind through the entire house search, and we found a home that we will love for years to come. Thank you Tammra and Sheela!

Happy Buyer

Tammra and Sheela worked with us through a long search in a difficult market to help us find a good home in a good location at a reasonable price - no easy feat in this area. They were patient with our often complicated search process, attentive and responsive to our needs and provided excellent guidance to the market. We'd highly recommend them.

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