My wife and I have worked with Sharon for a little over a year trying to find the perfect site for our next home. During that time we got to know her as a first class professional. She asked us great questions to get to know what we wanted as a buyer, demonstrated an extensive knowledge of the market, and showed remarkable patience in working with us considering how long it took us to find just what we wanted. Throughout the process she was easily approachable and readily available. Unfortunately, once we finally found our dream home site we had just about every obstacle imaginable to overcome; overseas seller, lawyers involved, tight timing deadlines, you name it. Sharon was quite simply amazing through out the process. She approached every problem with a positive attitude and worked methodically to a solution. Sharon's calm, cool professionalism enabled us to navigate a very complex process without stress and enabled us to successfully purchase the real estate of our dreams! I have purchased quite a few homes over the years and can honestly say she is the single most capable real estate professional I have ever worked with. She has my utmost respect and I would highly recommend her.
Sharon's no-nonsense approach and market insights made our home selling experience very easy. From the day we first discussed our intentions to sell with her until closing, only 5 weeks went by! That is absolutely astonishing! Anyone looking for great professionalism and skill, someone who responds to your call, text or email at all times of day - hire Sharon to do the job for you and trust her 100%. She really knows what she's doing. She puts your stress on her shoulders and makes the whole process seem effortless.
We had a very trying sale, due to very difficult buyers. Sharon provided sound and timely advice and guidance through the whole process. Additionally, we were out-of-town sellers and Sharon went beyond the call of duty to identify, schedule and oversee the services we employed to get the house ready for market. Lastly, our final sale price was at our expectation going in to this sale. Sharon is highly recommended.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Sharon on our recent home purchase. She knows the Valley SO well. She was able to determine what we wanted even when we didn't know what we wanted! For example, she showed us houses that we would have said no to based on the listing only. We ended up in one of those! Once in escrow, Sharon patiently explained all of the steps in the process and guided us through to completion, despite the transaction being a more difficult one. After we closed, Sharon provided us with a list of recommended vendors - from roofers to cleaners - and is always available for some advice!
We HIGHLY recommend Sharon. She has extensive knowledge of the valley. Seriously. She knows every parcel. We were the 10th bid on a house at the 11th hour. Sharon made it happen. Stop whatever you are doing (driving around town, going to open houses, checking zillow every hour) and just contact Sharon.
We had a wonderful experience working with Sharon Currie. She was responsive, friendly and very wise in her real estate guidance. Above all, her knowledge of the Santa Ynez Valley and agricultural properties is vast (we'd give 6 stars if we could). As out of town buyers, Sharon's knowledge was invaluable. We can't imagine working with another agent for a purchase in this area
Sharon has unmatched knowledge of the Santa Ynez Valley and went out of her way to show us properties, even on holiday weekends. She helped us find our dream ranch and we recommend Sharon highly.
Our initial contact with Sharon was on the back of a home that she was listing. Even though we were technically a 'cold call', she was always available to talk, either in person or via the phone, any day any time. Our property search lasted 5 months, ending with us buying land to build a place of our own. Sharon was patient, professional, thoughtful and sensitive to our needs throughout the process, despite the fact that we ended up buying an empty lot which, due to the lower price point, was not in her best interest. Her guidance has been invaluable during the whole process, and is still something we are relying on as we embark on the process of building a home. She went the extra mile and more, with introductions to builders, architects, designers and vineyard experts both during and after the house hunt process, something which we have been so grateful for, as we work out our building costs and concepts. We would absolutely use Sharon again, when it comes time to rent/sell our house or if we were in the market for another property. Absolutely no question about it!
The most professional realtor I have ever worked with. I both sold and bought a home with her help and guidance. In selling my home, she saved me a lot of money advising what repairs to do and which to leave. Her listing was incredibly professional, with stunning photography and the house sold quickly. She then walked me through the offers and was articulate and informative in which one to accept and why.
In buying a new home, every house that she showed me was one to seriously consider, evidencing that she had listened to, and respected, each of my requirements. She was honest about challenges and potential issues resulting in me always feeling fully informed and comfortable with my decisions. Most importantly, she holds herself to the highest integrity; she advised me to not bid higher than she thought a house was worth and told me to walk away from a house I had fallen in love with because she thought that I was being "played". She could have pushed both situations forward to get her commission higher and more quickly and she didn't. She then found me an even more perfect home. Sharon is someone who will listen to you, work hard for you and, most importantly, is someone who you can trust.
Sharon Currie is one fabulous, diligent and knowledgeable Real Estate Agent. She came into a difficult situation and helped make it a thoughtful, extremely responsive and easy sell for my husband and me. She was also an intricate partner in the purchase of our new home as well. We will forever be grateful for her dedication and candor during both of our real estate transactions.
Sharon was extremely helpful, patient and full of great advice to help us find the right home and to think about things that we might not have considered. Sharon not only had good local knowledge but also had the pulse of the market in general, understood financing, construction, and re-sale. I will be recommending Sharon to any of my friends and Family she was a joy to work with and it feels like we made a new friend in the process.
Sharon was recommended by a friend, which says something in and of itself. The process of closing on the property we wanted was not straight ahead, there were idiosyncrasies about the property that took time and persistence...Sharon hung in there with us and ultimately made it happen! Thank you Sharon! After closing Sharon helped us with her recommendations for additional needed contacts, so her service did not stop with her commission. It's clear Sharon is dedicated to her clients. I'm sure we will be working with Sharon again in the future.
Sharon is amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to real estate contract, knows the valley inside and out, is super responsive and available for her clients, and most important of all she gets the job done! Sharon helped align the stars recently for a fairly complicated transaction for our family. She did it with a smile, concurrent closing dates, and was there every step of the way to make sure things went as smoothly as possible.
Not only was Sharon knowledgeable and professional, she's warm and caring. After our experience with Sharon, we would be talking with people and find out they had bought or sold a house with Sharon, and that shared experience provided the basis for new friendships. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
We utilized the expertise of Sharon Currie for the recent sale of an income property. Sharon was extremely professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Her local knowledge is immeasurable and contributed to proper timing to list the property and assured a quick sale. I highly recommend Sharon for all your real estate needs.
Sharon is very knowledgeable about real estate in the Santa Ynez Valley and has been the top seller in the Valley for a number of years. She's friendly, helpful, intelligent and dialed in. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house in the Valley.
When it came time to find a realtor to help us find a home to purchase I called friends and asked for suggestions. We picked Sharon and she did not let us down. She knew the MLS inventory, she knew her job and she was awesome to have to represent us. We are happily living in our home and we recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor to help them sell or purchase a home. One of my favorite things about Sharon is her blog that gives a thorough daily update on new listings, under contract properties and sold properties. She gives a good description of each with pictures. It is a good way to keep up on the activities and the market. She stays familiar with inventory. In addition she is a horse person and knows and understands ranch properties.
When I was in the market to buy a home in the Santa Ynez Valley, a friend recommended Sharon. I started following her blog and was so impressed with the wealth of information she had regarding properties in the area. She spent a lot of time showing me properties, was super flexible to meet my scheduling needs. She really listens to you and understand what you are looking for. She is an expert in all aspect of the process, Ultimately she negotiated an excellent price on the home I purchased 2 1/2 years ago. Even though I'm not even thinking of moving again, I still like to peruse her Blog. In addition to being a great realtor Sharon is just a super human being, very personable, friendly and a dog lover. I highly recommend her.
I followed Sharon's blog daily for four years prior to recently hiring her to sell a property for me. I went into the process with very high expectations - which were surpassed. We went into escrow in one week and closed on schedule, to the day, at a full price. But regardless of the outcome my five star rating would be the same, based on the process and how she handled it from start to finish.
I'll offer my feedback on Sharon across the characteristics that I think are important in a great real estate professional.
Advice: Sharon has a strong, experienced based point of view. Ask a question, and you will get a crisp, insightful answer and a rationale supporting it. She does a lot of deals and the experience shows. Its always cut and dried and never wishy washy. You're paying for advice and experience and she delivers.
Market insight: Sharon has great market perspective. Part of this probably stems from the work she puts into her blog, which analyzes every listing and every transaction. And part of it is the volume of deal flow that she is involved with, which appears to be significant.
Marketing/Positioning: First and foremost Sharon seems to understand that the client (property owner) has a more intimate understanding of the key features of their property. So she actually listens and takes that into account in determining how to best position the property – i.e. what the main sales angle is. She is very good figuring out how to position and how to handle pricing. This is obviously more art than science, as comps can only take you so far.
Honesty: Sharon is straightforward and honest. Not only was this critical for me, the client, who wants to deal with an honest person. But it comes through to the buyer when she presents the property. And that reflects well on the property and the seller and gives buyers more confidence that they are dealing with straightforward people. Prior to hiring her I had heard a glowing review from a buyer that was across the table from her in a difficult short sale transaction.
Process/project management: Sharon is extremely organized and detail oriented. She is forward thinking and keeps you apprised well ahead of time of all the deliverables. She provides a detailed spreadsheet based schedule of who has to deliver what and when. This avoids surprises and last minute fire drills. But it also provides opportunity to address issues before they become issues. And most importantly, it provides adequate time to think through key issues and make solid decisions versus a last minute rush. Also, she handled every showing. Although I never asked about it when hiring her, this was very important to me as it enables her to develop a good read on the potential buyer, which is crucial in evaluating the field of interest and making a decision on whether or not to take a deal. A senior agent that sends someone else to do the showing doesn't have as intimate an understanding of the different buyers.
Lastly, although very down to earth, she offers a “white glove” type of service – willing to do anything to make your life easier during the process. She is a first class professional and I confidently give her my highest recommendation.
Sharon Currie is the go to gal that is ALWAYS available, has expert knowledge, and is accessible when you want information on a particular listing, whether it be a showing, general knowledge of a property or area, and will even do a FaceTime viewing of a property if you are from out of the area!
A totally honest, caring agent, Sharon spent so much time trying to find us the ideal home that I thought she would lose it...But, after three years, she was still with us and must say all ended happily. She knows every square foot of SYV and tells you like it is. She was always available and carried out a successful closing.
Words cannot describe the force of nature that is Sharon Currie. With immense patience, she held our hands for 18 months....never deterred and always in a good mood, she ultimately found us our dream home.
Sharon helped me purchase a rental property via a 1031 exchange, which added an extra layer of time sensitivity to the transaction. The properties involved were in separate states, and I lived several hundred miles away from the purchase property. She was available 24/7, whether dealing with the seller (also living out of state), the seller's realtor, the Exchange company, the Title company, or anyone else requiring her expertise during the short escrow time frame. I'm sure we will be doing business in the future when I relocate to area.