I found Stephanie by checking out her reviews….she is even more amazing than her reviews state.. We sold my mom’s home, (one that had been in the family since 1970). And unfortunately since the middle class is shrinking, investors are the only ones who can seem to afford purchasing a home in California…. If you want someone, who can deal with these ‘unnamed’ investor people, (as they are unnamed when they submit low ball offers)…..she will clearly work for you. Hands down!
She knows her contracts!
— Amelia C. Carmichael, CA
Selling a home in rancho Cordova, after our aunt passed away,searched high & low for a aggressive, go getter, no B/S agent.Read numerous reviews on Steph Baker. After interviewing five real estate agents,who were not as informed or aggressive.Steph Baker was all the above, she’s very well committed to her job and her clients, she did exactly what she said she’d do and went even a lil harder then we expected.She very professional, to the point, no games agent, we sold our house in such a short time and was amazed at her effort to make things happen, she’s by far a warrior of home sales. Hiring Steph Baker was a god send and we would hire her again if need be.The best agent one could have on your team to sell you property.
— Jeff B., Hollywood, FL
Steph Baker just sold my midtown house for me. I no longer live in Sacramento so her expertise in the local market, ability to provide a team of experts to handle repairs and upgrades, and unmatched professionalism and experience to manage the entire sales process was invaluable. I highly recommend Steph as an Agent if your goal is to maximize your ROI.
— Shad A., Sacramento, CA
I found steph about 3 years ago on Yelp. My mother in law had a house in California but had moved in with is in Boston. We delayed selling her house for about 1 1/2 years during which steph set us up with a management company and helped us get the place fixed up. When we were finally ready to sell she did an amazing job! She sent us 9 competing offers to choose from and advised us on how to counter offer and which offer to choose. I can’t say enough about the energy that she put into marketing the house and the work she did to close the sale, all with us 3000 miles away. I would use her on an instant if I had property to sell in east sac.
— Elizabeth T., Sharon, MA
Thank you so much Stephanie, After an extensive search, I knew the moment that I spoke with you that you were the right person for the job of listing a family home for my parents. After a great conversation I knew that you would take care of my parents as if they were your own!
I appreciate all that you have done and especially appreciate your professionalism and attention to detail! You are a stellar agent and I will not hesitate to send referrals your way!
— Janice P., Portland, OR
Stephanie Baker is fantastic and a consummate professional. She works very hard for her clients, is knowledgeable and gives great advice, whether preparing for the sale of your house or representing you as the buyer, as was the case for us. Experienced, a great personality and a person who is on your side, she knows how to negotiate for a fair price. Thank you, Stephanie, for your help, and your integrity.
— Barbara T., Sacramento, CA
“Steph represented me during a very difficult point in my life, as I was selling a home, going through a divorce, and looking for a new home. Her expertise and market savvy put me right at ease and I felt confident that my interests were being looked after. Steph demonstrates the kind of confidence and assertiveness in negotiations that you would hope for in a real estate agent. She also demonstrates a rare depth of knowledge in the Sacramento real estate market and is able to share detailed insights about any neighborhood you’re looking into.
She has great energy and is just plain fun to work with, in addition to being able to get things done effectively and efficiently. She’s really willing to go the extra mile – for example: this woman waded barefoot, through a freezing cold mud puddle, in February, to reach an awkwardly-placed lock box at one of the homes I wanted to view! Now that’s a dedicated agent. Not only did she make the home buying process much easier for me, but she also set me up with some valuable contacts for home repairs and other resources in my neighborhood. I would recommend Steph to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Sacramento area!”
— Jacqueline P., Sacramento, CA
Steph is top-notch! She negotiated an awesome deal for me on my current home, and has given me honest feedback on the market when I considered selling it recently. Her advice? Stay or rent–she talked herself out of a commission to do right by her client! No-nonsense agent who knows her market and works in her client’s best interest. The only agent I’ll ever use in Sacramento.
— Elsie O., Sacramento, CA
Steph helped me with selling two duplexes. I live in the Bay Area and she made the process incredibly easy for me. I never had to come out to Sacramento which was a huge plus since I work full-time. She handled every part of the process, including coordinating with the tenants (which was not easy!). She is extremely professional, organized and friendly. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to work with her.
— Steve W., Menlo Park, CA
Stephanie is a fantastic realtor! She knows the market, she’s a terrific negotiator, an excellent communicator, and she’s friendly and lots of fun to work with. This is the second time in 10 years she has helped me purchase a home, and I have been so happy to get to work with her again. I would highly recommend Steph to anyone who is thinking about buying or selling a home in Sacramento. I wish I could give her many more than 5 stars!
— Laura H., Sacramento, CA
Stephanie just helped us buy our home in midtown! She went above and beyond to provide a positive house buying experience. Her extensive knowledge of the area was especially helpful when it came to deciding on specific neighborhoods and even specific streets within them. Most importantly, she listened to what we wanted and helped us achieve that goal. She was able to negotiate all of the details from start to finish including multiple inspections and tricky repair requirements of the FHA loan. Thanks again – we are loving our new home and location 🙂
— Jill W., West Hartford, CT
I have worked with Steph on multiple occasions and she has always surpassed my expectations. She has always given upfront and honest advice without trying to sugar coat things. Real estate transactions are very tricky and it is extremely important you have someone on your side looking out for your best interest, that is why I have always come back to Steph.
— Trey H., Sacramento, CA
Not only is Stephanie Baker an amazing realtor to have represent you as a client, she is a great friend. I am very happy with both transactions that I have had with her. Stephanie works hard to make things happen quickly and keep you informed every step of the way.
She is very involved in the community in which she lives and works.
I would absolutely recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home in the Sacramento, CA area.
— Amy B., Carmel, IN
We recently bought a house with Steph and are beyond glad that we had her on our side!!!
Steph is not one to sugar-coat things or baby you. She tells it as it is, which is really important, since you should be buying a house with your eyes wide open to potential issues and flaws. There were quite a few with the house that we fell in love with, and we were made very aware of its shortcomings when we had our inspections. The inspectors that Steph recommended were extremely thorough and we are so glad they were!
Because we found so many problems, our options were to walk away from the house, or have the price dramatically reduced. Steph was able to hardline negotiate the house WAY down to make it affordable for us, even including all the repairs that it needed. She even put us in touch with an absolutely fantastic contractor who gave us estimates for everything that needed to be done before we started negotiations (and then we had him to do all those repairs once we bought the house and couldn’t be happier!).
Bottom line, Steph is a bulldog negotiator and someone I always want on my side when dealing with real estate! She knows what she’s doing, what she’s talking about, and has a wealth of knowledge about the area (really, you can ask her where to find anything and she knows the best place).
— Erin M., Sacramento, CA
My husband and I just closed on a cute little house in Tahoe Park that we bought as an investment rental property. Our first! Stephanie pointed out this house from the beginning as a potential great deal, showed multiple other options, and then once we decided to go ahead with this place she was on top of it the whole way through. She also works with a great mortgage broker at Comstock Mortgage.
We have known Stephanie since she sold our house in Natomas for us in June 2006. We were so lucky that she was there, working her ass off to get that house sold, because that was when the market was tanking, although it wasn’t as bad as it was going to get. We were pretty desperate to sell because we had already bought a new house and moved, and we were paying two mortgages. She went above and beyond the call of duty for us, helping with staging, painting, sprucing up of the yard, you name it. And she got us a decent price despite the falling market. She’s been my hero ever since!
— Lorraine A., Sacramento, CA
Steph is amazing. I bought my first home through her. She sits you down, gets all the ideas you have, then filters through what is available in the areas you want to live. She is hands on. Steph’s very busy, but she’ll sweep you up at work if there is a house you need to see. Worked out great.
— Dina C., Sacramento, CA
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., West Sacramento, CA
Stephanie Baker is part artist, part visionary, part hand-holder, part cheerleader – but total professional. As a first time home buyer I was scared that the process of buying a home would be overwhelming and that my agent would push me to buy outside my budget. With Stephanie, the opposite turned out to be true. She spent countless hours listening to my hopes and wishes for a first house, taking me to the various types of housing on the market (condos, townhouses, new homes, old homes) for me to understand the Sacramento market. As she took me to view houses, she made me feel free to speak my mind and quickly learned my likes and dislikes. This translated into less wasted time for me.
Once I made an offer on a home, Stephanie remained in constant contact updating me about negotiations, the closing time line, etc. I had no idea all the things I should know when buying a house, but thankfully I had an agent who was on top of her game and kept detail files and gave me copies of everything.
For a young single person like me, having my family involved in the home buying process was important, Stephanie was totally willing to accommodate my family when they would come to town she would take them to look at homes and often carbon copied my mom on emails. It made me and my parents feel better about making a major purchase.
Lastly, because Stephanie was so good, I have a desire to keep in touch with her, I tell everyone how wonderful she is and offer her contact information to my friends and colleagues all the time. And, because I’m a new homeowner, I’m always needing services around the house. Instead of using yelp or craigslist to try and find good vendors, I use Stephanie because they’ve been pre-screened by her.
I strongly recommend using Stephanie for your real estate needs.
— Deanna J., Sacramento, CA
I spoke with Stephanie Baker regarding the possibility of selling my home. She spent about and hour going over all my options and did not pressure me to make any decisions right away like most people in real estate tend to do. I really appreciated her honesty, kindness, and time she spent talking to me.
— Marirose A., Rochester, MN