Carol Sawdey

6 years of work experience
Prudential California Realty
3130 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 170
San Ramon, CA, 94583
(925) 361-2727

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Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2014
user0003999
Listed and sold a home
I cannot praise Carol enough based on my personal experience of selling our first home. Carol is one of those realtors who actually knows what it's to be a professional realtor. She is thorough, very knowledgable, proficient at staging, advertising and working with the other agents to negotiate the best deal for you. I had a hard time initially because of a buyer backing out of the deal but Carol not only made me not give up hope but ended up finding me a better deal. Highly recommend!
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user2853306
Listed and sold a home
Carol Sawdey was my real estate agent who helped me sell my family home, a 1955 brick home in Castro Valley that had never been remodeled. Needless to say, this home was not a beautiful, elegant new home but more what would be considered a ?contractor?s special?. Despite its vintage condition, the home and property had a great deal of sentimental value. Carol was sensitive to my needs and patiently helped me come up with the right listing price for the home during a time when the housing market was very slow. We listed the house in an ?As Is? condition since there were so many needed repairs. Carol treated me as if my home was a million dollar home in a pricey neighborhood. She took the time to talk with me and listen to me every step of the way from the date of listing to the final day of escrow. I?m so grateful to have had Carol by my side as I let go of an important part of my history. She is an incredible businesswoman and an even more incredible person. You can?t go wrong working with such an ethical, knowledgeable and highly professional realtor. Thank you Carol! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user6456848
Listed and sold a home
We met with Carol Sawdey a few months prior to putting my parent?s home in San Ramon on the market. She explained all aspects of the marketing and selling process for the home. She even met with us at the house and gave her advice on some fairly inexpensive things we could do to the house to make it more appealing to all buyers. Her advice was so helpful. We did some of the work ourselves and for the items we didn?t want to attempt she got estimates from her trusted service providers and then supervised all the work for us! She also advised us not to do some things that we had planned to do that she felt were not necessary. (And saved us a lot of money!) When the simple improvements were completed, Carol staged the entire house at no additional cost, saving us thousands of dollars. She hosted a Broker?s Open House on a Thursday, had the house open on Saturday and Sunday and we received 15 offers. She sat with us, explained the differences between the offers and then negotiated the best price and terms. It sold for way over our asking price. Using Carol?s advice, doing a few improvements, to get the house ready and then having her stage the house for free we attracted amazing offers. Once we were in contract she met with all the inspectors and met and supplied the appraiser with comparable properties. She handled the entire process so we didn?t have to take any time off of work, she kept us informed of the current status and was always available to answer our questions. It was stress-free because Carol handled everything! We would recommend Carol Sawdey to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2013
user2229140
Listed and sold a home
We met with Carol Sawdey a few months prior to putting my parent?s home in San Ramon on the market. She explained all aspects of the marketing and selling process for the home. She even met with us at the house and gave her advice on some fairly inexpensive things we could do to the house to make it more appealing to all buyers. Her advice was so helpful. We did some of the work ourselves and for the items we didn?t want to attempt she got estimates from her trusted service providers and then supervised all the work for us! She also advised us not to do some things that we had planned to do that she felt were not necessary. (And saved us a lot of money!) When the simple improvements were completed, Carol staged the entire house at no additional cost, saving us thousands of dollars. She hosted a Broker?s Open House on a Thursday, had the house open on Saturday and Sunday and we received 15 offers. She sat with us, explained the differences between the offers and then negotiated the best price and terms. It sold for way over our asking price. Using Carol?s advice, doing a few improvements, to get the house ready and then having her stage the house for free we attracted amazing offers. Once we were in contract she met with all the inspectors and met and supplied the appraiser with comparable properties. She handled the entire process so we didn?t have to take any time off of work, she kept us informed of the current status and was always available to answer our questions. It was stress-free because Carol handled everything! We would recommend Carol Sawdey to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2013
user6833403
Helped me buy and sell homes
When I decided that I wanted to sell my home, it was a gut wrenching and nerve wracking decision. I was faced with the challenge of being an empty-nester with the memories and history associated with my home and the desire to find a place that more appropriately suited my needs. Carol took the time and patience to guide me through the process. When we started I had no idea of what the value of my house would be or even where to start. She helped me identify what comparable properties were selling for and what were the unique advantages of my place. While some people think their places look great, and I was no exception, I listened to her advice and she helped stage my home and it made a huge difference. My neighbors told me when they came though the open house that they were downright jealous. I don't think anyone could have marketed my home any better. Of course, the results speak for themselves. I got a great price and great buyers. On the purchase side, I couldn't be happier with my new home. I was very worried about having to compromise on location and quality. Once again, her patience and diligence came through and she was able to get the place that I wanted. Finally, the dreadful part of the transaction is the paperwork. Carol and her team were great at communicating and make it very easy to follow and complete the transactions. I heartily recommend Carol to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2013
frtyejones
Helped me buy home
We chose Carol because she had a great web presence & track record. Happily, Carol turned out to be the most patient & gracious Realtor we have ever met. Our home search took multiple years, and Carol was with us every step of the way. When we had questions, her response time was immediate. When we could not decide, she helped provide enough additional information, so we could make an informed decision. She even helped to care for our daughters in the car while we viewed house after house. Carol?s work in find us our house had to be tireless, but she made it look effortless. After a year in our house, I can honestly say this is our Dream House, and have no regrets. NONE! Thank you Carol, we could not have done it without you! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2013
user1936314
Listed and sold a home
It's my pleasure and honor to have Carol Sawdey to represent as our realtor. Without her professionalism I am doubt we can get this REO property that filled with "story". My three boys loved this new home, neighborhood and blue ribbon school district. We really appreciate that you were able to negotiate with lender to accept such a ridiculous price for us. You always go an extra mile and beyond your effort to get job done. We loved it. Your professional way in handling this purchase process was marvelous and is no brainer for not to doing business with such a brilliant and responsible realtor, also a beautiful lady. Best wishes in your successful career. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2013
user3645527
Helped me buy home
Dear Carol: Throughout my journey to finding my dream home, you were always by my side or just a phone call or email away (and there were MANY). I never imagined meeting such a patient and caring realtor. Coming from the Midwest, I had certain expectations of what I wanted in my home and the home buying process. I quickly learned that those expectations were not realistic in California. Despite that, you not only listened to each request and each question, but managed to explain the process in terms I understood and find me my dream home with a California twist! Throughout my home buying experience, you always took the time to call or email me, keep me in the loop, and update me on every step of the process; from start to closing and even afterwards. It has truly been a pleasure working with a knowledgeable, compassionate, and tolerant person such as you. I will not only be your customer and reference for life, but also your friend. From the bottom of my heart, ?Thank You Carol!!? Warmest regards, Bobbi Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2012
_RP
Helped me buy home
Carol was a great choice for me as a Realtor to represent me in the purchase of my new home in San Ramon. She is also a San Ramon resident and also knows the Tri-Valley area I was looking at as well. She was more than patient with me making sure I took my time and to be positive the home I placed an offer on felt right. As a first time home buyer there was a lot I didn?t know and Carol held my hand through the process. Keeping me in my budget range and not wasting my time on showing me homes that wouldn't work saved me time and headaches. She was there to meet with inspectors when I couldn?t be there and always gave me a complete explanation of what happened. Her help with the final closing process was the most appreciated. She was there to hold my hand at the Title Company and answered all my questions and explained things in terms that I could understand. She was the perfect realtor and perfect friend... Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2011
SR Matt
Listed and sold a home
? When we started to seriously look for houses to meet our family's needs, we chose our neighborhood expert, Carol Sawdey. It was a perfect fit for us since we wanted to stay close to our current house/school. As a neighborhood resident, Carol knows the area best. After showing us several houses that met our criteria, Carol found us the perfect one. Carol knows her business and found exactly what we were looking for in the perfect location. Carol is the epitome of professionalism and knowledge. She has many areas of expertise when it comes to real estate. The one area that helped us the most was recommending changes to update our home. After doing some remodeling, Carol also helped us stage our home with our current fixtures and many of her own. The house looked like a model home by the time she was finished working her magic. She is truly gifted and has an amazing eye when it comes to staging/decorating. It was so refreshing to find a one stop realtor with so many different talents. We highly recommend Carol as a realtor, house stager, decorator and friend. ? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2011
mojtabaro
Helped me buy and sell homes
Finding a new home can be a confusing and stressful event in someone's life. Having the right help and expertise on your side is very important when you are making a big decision such as buying a home. Finding the right real estate agent has a big impact in finding the right home especially if you are new to the game as I was. I have a busy life, so for me it was important to find an agent who would listen and understand my likes and dislikes and then be able to take over and manage the process throughout. I had already been searching for a year and gone through multiple real estate agents when I met Carol. I had run through a gamut of overzealous agents who didn't care about my needs to those who couldn't manage the process and let a couple of deals fall through. Carol understood what I was looking for and in a short time she was able to find the house I was looking for. There was no pressure at any time. She cared about my interests and gave me the honest feedback that I needed. I was working under a tight deadline which required a lot of coordination with the listing agent and loan agent. Carol and her staff were able to step in and guide me throughout the process. I am definitely glad that I was able to work with her and would highly recommend her services to anyone searching for a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2011
hau1234
Listed and sold a home
We are writing to express our complete satisfaction with Carol Sawdey as a realtor. Throughout the entire process Carol was professional, conscientious, and motivated. We always felt as though we were her only clients. Initially we were uncertain of the asking price, but Carol diligently checked multiple sources to verify that our pricing was accurate and met our goal of selling the house within a certain timeframe. She provided us with outstanding advice and about how to prepare our home for sale. Consequently, within 4 (four) days of listing the house, it sold for exactly what we wanted. We really appreciated Carol's calm reassurance and expert advice throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Carol Sawdey! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2011
Sara Kahoalii
Helped me buy home
It was my first time buying a home and I had many questions. Carol answered them all and let me know what to expect at each step. She was very knowledgeable and I trusted her fully to guide me through the process... I am settled into my new home and couldn't be happier! We got a great deal on a beautiful home in a wonderful location. If I were to move... which I don't plan to... I would most definitely call Carol.
Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2011
Miki Monroe
Helped me buy home
Carol is one of the most patient real estate agents I have worked with. Not just during the year of deciding exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to be, but holding our hands through the process and being available all hours to answer questions. She's truly remarkable. Her professionalism sets her apart from the rest. Not only do we have our dream home, we have a good friend now too! Thank you, Carol!