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"Sandy is a creative and hard working professional. She is thorough and detail oriented. Sandy understands the market which allows her to use her negotiating skills to the utmost. She is down to earth and communicates clearly through each step of the process. Sandy takes being a real estate broker far beyond just finding a home. In my case she not only found me the deal of a lifetime but helped to coordinate every activity involved with the transaction long after I actually took possession. Sandy also helped me sell my old house. The sale was almost instantaneous. Sandy negotiated an all cash deal significantly above the asking price. Well done. Thank you Sandy. "
I had the most wonderful experience working with Sandy Hockman as a first time home buyer in Santa Cruz. She is extremeley knowledgeable, reliable, thorough and a just a genuine kind person. Naturally I was very new to the whole process and had million questions. She would patiently explain everything and I would always respond to me so quickly whenever I reached out to her. After our first few visits she understood the type of place I was looking for and acted as a filter which made the whole process less overwhelming. She was never pushy or aggressive, rather she was easy going and proactive. We looked at tons of places and she never lost a beat even when I thought I would never find my dream home. Well I did! And from the searching, to the offer to the close she guided me every step of the way through the lengthy negotiation and documentation process to ensure my interests were met.
I worked with Sandy to purchase two properties last year. I highly recommend Sandy for experienced real estate purchasers - investors especially. She has a strong understanding of the market and can provide advice as to the reasonable price for the area. She is patient in showing properties and is persistent once in contract. She provides constant updates and ensures the other realtors aren't dragging their feet. She also will reach out to your mortgage company to ensure they are on track. Sandy is friendly, honest, professional and respectful - if you are the same, you'll love working with her!
If you are looking for a knowledgable, professional and caring realtor, Sandy is your person. She came to us highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. One of the greatest things about Sandy is that even after the transaction has been completed, she is still there. I have called her countless times to ask about businesses and services in the area. Thank you Sandy!
Sandy is an amazing realtor. She worked with us for over 2 years, and we are finally moving into our house this weekend. She is so flexible and patient, and knows the area really well. She is wonderful! We are still asking her questions about our new house, and she is still helping us along.
I have known Sandy Hockman for 8 years. She spent many weekends helping me to find the perfect house in Aptos during a time inventory was extraordinarily tight. She was very patient, thorough, and was able to process my feedback in narrowing the scope of the search. The end result was my dream home, three blocks from the cliffs with the perfect floor plan, the perfect sized yard, and lots of natural sunlight. In the subsequent years, Sandy has always been there to assist with anything asked of her. She has provided referrals to excellent contractors, kept me apprised of the market conditions, and even expedited a refinance by somehow rapidly procuring a copy of my home's original square footage and lot size. The later action enabled me to obtain a refinance during a time of very tight credit, and terms which will enable me to remain in the home for the duration. I unreservedly recommend her as a person with knowledge, integrity, and a commendable work ethic.
My husband and I wanted to take advantage of the lower housing costs and good interest rates and buy a retirement home in Santa Cruz County. Not being from the area, we needed a lot of help in navigating the entire process. We hit the jackpot having Sandy for our realtor. She assisted us in refining our “wish list”, locating properties, and coordinating viewings. By the time we found a property, the market had become pretty competitive and I believe she was instrumental in helping us succeed in the bidding process to get the house. Little did we know, that’s when the work began! Sandy coordinated inspections and negotiations to fix problems encountered in the inspections. She even suggested a lender that gave us the most competitive rates and helped keep escrow timelines on track. In short, after purchasing a home with Sandy’s help, in the competitive Santa Cruz County market, I now know what a realtor can really do for you!
Sandy is a rockstar! She helped us sell our house and purchase our new house and made it as easy as possible. She took the time to make sure we were educated in what we were doing and went out of her way to make things happen in a timely fashion. She is an excellent communicator and always made sure we knew what was going on.
She also seems to really understand what's going on in the local market and gave us great advice.
I would highly recommend her.