Silke Kirkwood

5 years of work experience
Keller Williams Sac Metro
4080 Truxel Road Suite 100
Sacramento, CA, 95834
(916) 710-3746

Ratings & reviews (123)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2015
ravenmoons
Listed and sold a home
Silke Kirkwood is undoubtedly the best real estate agent we?ve worked with. From beginning to end, selling our house with her was enjoyable, smooth, and stress-free, adjectives I didn?t think could possibly describe such a process. Silke handled absolutely all aspects, such as showing the house, preparing documentation, and working with the buyer, with top-notch expertise, timeliness, professionalism, thoroughness, and communication skills. Personally, I just cannot recommend her enough. -- Valerie and Nathan Good Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2015
thebenyoung
Listed and sold a home
Silke is the best! She knows Sacramento very well and was confident in the price my property would sell at from start to finish. She got me a great deal. She is knowledgeable and professional and I will definitely use her next time I am ready to buy.
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2015
joetude
Showed me homes
Very personable and prompt with appointments and very powerful negotiating skills. She is just the best. we have on many occasions gave her short notice for property to show and she responded immediately. Has also negotiated on our behalf for home for purchase though we were not lucky. she has also gave us information of areas with public concerns of such as areas. Always allow us to make our own decision on the what is best for us and when we wish to make that choice.
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2015
zuser20140823205909573
Listed and sold a home
Silke was extremely patient throughout the entire process. She is absolute best!!! She helped me to sell house in North Natomas. I highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2015
palbajwa11
Listed and sold a home
Sold and bought another home both transaction were handled exceptionally well by Silke Kirkwood. Kind and very professional personality. There were moments when our 10 year old daughter asked us not to panic and call Silke, you know she can do this. Will refer to one I care.
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2015
bdeyoungwa
Helped me buy home
This will be just one of the many excellent reviews Silke and her team have received. I would highly recommend her to represent you- she is a real estate professional you can feel very confident and comfortable in working with. She demonstrates exceptional interpersonal communication skills and a comprehensive and in depth knowledge of the real estate market. I liked that we had very similar viewpoints regarding negotiating the successful purchase price. She will be dedicated and committed in meeting and exceeding your needs in regard to your real estate endeavors- I am very pleased with my new home purchase. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2015
zuser20140610230911407
Helped me buy home
Silke Kirkwood was more than a Realtor to us. She treated us like we knew her for years. As new home buyers we were very hesitant and worried to buy anything. We spent close to a year looking for homes. Silke reassured us and explained everything each step of the way. She is knowledgeable and tries to get the homeowner the most for their money. I highly recommend Silke, she is patient, intelligent and an expert in the market. I am very grateful for all the time, dedication and kindness Silke offered our family. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2015
user091242
Helped me buy home
Silke did a great job and was very proactive on all issues that occurred during the house purchase. As first time buyers in the US Silke was helpful guiding us through the process. Very highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2015
TreyDyke
Helped me buy home
As a first time home buyer, I was very overwhelmed at the amount of information I was going to have to research to make sure I made the right decision in buying this home. My best decision of it all, was working with Silke. She was incredibly knowledgeable, she knows the ins-and-outs of the entire process and is a master at the California real estate industry. She also knows details about every neighborhood we went through and even had the patience to let me see for myself when I first started working with her- but I learned very quickly she knows exactly what she is doing! She has a very keen eye to what details and work in a home can raise or lower the value and has the foresight to turn those details into wise predictions. Above all, Silke's negotiation skills make her a formidable force to have on your side! I can tell that she is deeply respected and probably feared by many agents that have to compete with her, but rightfully so because she is a power player beyond belief! I have, and will continue to recommend Silke to friends and acquaintances that move to the area because I am beyond satisfied with her performance as my real estate agent and her diligence in finding the perfect home for me. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2014
tranjithk
Helped me buy home
I contacted multiple agents before i get to spoke to Silke, but she has sound knowledge of the area. She is very fast at right decision making - Me being a first time home buyer and bought up in India, I had very little knowledge of what all things that needs to be done - She was very helpful and understood my preferences - I would highly highly recommend my friends. Very glad to work with her.
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2014
markdblanch
Helped me buy home
From the first house Silke showed us, I knew we wanted her to represent us. Silke was very patient and not pushy or demanding at any point in the process. Silke made it evident throughout the process our happiness was her top priority. I would not hesitate to refer Silke to friends or family.
Highly likely to recommend
11/25/2014
senguptas
Helped me buy home
Silke is a consummate professional who actually delivers on promises, and consequently is able to make a really complex process feel rather trivial when all is done. My wife and I were on an extremely tight schedule to move out of our apartment and get into a new house before her pregnancy advanced further and rendered her immobile. We contacted Silke around 09/20, and on 10/21 we got our keys. Yes, that fast. The other points that I would like to highlight, that we believe are the cornerstones of a smooth and hassle free home-ownership are: 1. Prompt and succinct correspondence. 2. Objective, not opinionated feedback. 3. Punctuality. 5. General affability. She excels in all of the above. No more elaboration on that necessary. On last thing, after we moved in, she personally had a few items fixed by sending in her contractors. These were some of the items that came up in the inspection and the seller wasn't able to take care of. It has been a month in our new home now, and things have been great so far. What did we NOT like about her? Texting while driving :-) BAD. I would highly recommend Silke Kirkwood to any aspiring home-buyer. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2014
lauren bownds photography
Listed and sold a home
her team was very helpful and great to work with. It was a quick sale as promised. we would refer people to her in the future. she promptly found a buyer for our property
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2014
zeng jane zhu
Helped me buy home
Silke is very knowledgeable. She is helping us in the process of selling two properties now. She also helped me find a property that I like. She is also very straight forward, and down to the point. I like that a lot. Many sales person exaggerate things. I do not have that impression about her.
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2014
jmj mgmt
Listed and sold a home
I would like to acknowledge the great work that Silke did on my listing. She assisted in selling my home for more then list price. I was just hoping for an offer, but multiple offers came in. I was impressed by her honesty, especially in the real estate business. This is a true asset when you are trusting someone with your real estate. I appreciate her quick work, honest opinions and availability for my questions. I will be working with Silke in the future for sure.
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2014
swilsonrobertson
Helped me buy and sell homes
Silke was the most responsive and knowledgeable realtor I have ever the pleasure to work with in buying a home. She listened to what my wife and I were looking for. She knows the process well and certainly worked hard for me and my wife. I would use her again and would refer/recommend her to anyone who is in the market. Can't go wrong here.
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2014
vitaminjt
Helped me buy and sell homes
Silke is hands down a realtor you can rely on to get you the best result, purchasing or selling a home. She helped us with both at the same time and we got a great outcome on both transactions. She knows how to deal with other agents (new and experienced) effectively and always has your back. Silke has a ton of experience and makes you feel confident that you are informed at every step and nothing is going to fall apart or be messed up on her watch. We had a bad experience with a prior realtor and can truly rate her abilities. I highly recommend her to all of my closest friends, family and clients. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/25/2014
VasudhaGupta
Helped me buy home
My fiancee and I were first time home buyers when we entered the market and chose Silke based on her reviews. Our experience with her was beyond exceptional! Having never shopped for a house before, it took us probably a month and a half of looking at houses before we really started to understand what we liked and didn't like. In the end, it was Silke who knew what was best for us, more than us. She took the initiative to show us houses we hadn't originally thought about, and her intuition was absolutely right. Her ability to guide you, while being very cognizant and respectful of your wishes is extremely impressive. She is nothing but professional throughout and we've really become friends through this process. In addition, her negotiating skills and expertise in getting the best deal possible for her clients is unparalleled. She is definitely a realtor you want on your side! She also works directly with a financier and loan agency to have personal face-to-face guidance through every step of the home-buying process. I cannot imagine a better experience in working with her, and she showed great patience in dealing with our inexperience! She comes with our highest recommendation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2014
zuser20140403211016737
Listed and sold a home
Silke did a great job in helping me navigate a tricky sale! Here knowledge and dedication made all the difference in making this go through. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2014
mark estrada
Listed and sold a home
Silke Kirkwood is by far one of the most knowledgeable, professional and dedicated real estate agents I have ever had the privilege working with. She not only has these attributes, the level of service was unsurpassed way beyond the norm. You could not find a better realtor to find/sell yourhome! She will move mountains for you! She did for me!
Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2014
mandmyum
Helped me buy home
Silke Kirkwood, what more can I say? She's an amazing, patient, smart, efficient, savvy realtor and anyone that retains her as their realtor would be in for a true treat. She's very knowledgeable about the housing industry and will not steer you wrong. My husband and I appreciated and were blessed to have her working with us on our home purchase and will refer ANYONE that I know that's in the market to purchase or sell a home. She's a true professional and we had an amazing experience working with her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
toshioh782
Helped me buy home
She always made herself available for me, early in the morning to late at night, 7 days a week. I had a few other agents, but they were not responsive at all. When I was searching properties, she always thought of benefits for buyers. Without her, I couldn't get the house in short time.
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2014
5231hancock
Listed and sold a home
Hire this agent, you will not find someone better to represent your interests than Silke. I was forced to retire from law enforcement service due to an injury, and had to sell my home. Silke responded to me within an hour of my sending an email to her, inquiring if she were available to help me. Not only was I upside down, but I was emotional and hated being in the position I was in. Silke was respectful of my feelings, and at the same time acknowledged my financial situation. She took my case and ran me through all of my options. Then, once educated, I was able to make a much more informed decision without my emotions derailing me from the right choice. She had a buyer for my home in approximately 3 days, willing to pay almost 50,000 more than asking. Now the paperwork was completed and the idiot bank decides it does not want to accept the offer, but put us through an auction. A month later the idiot bank realizes that the highest offer they received was 125,000 lower than what Silke had already secured. So, again with the paperwork. And on and on. Silke stuck with me and this whole process for over an entire year. During that time, the bank changed hands, lost the file, put a new person on the file, and about six other excuses for dragging me through this process. Silke was able to retain the original buyer, at a higher price - all while keeping me calm. I had moved to another state at this point, and she even arranged for the paperwork to be either electronically signed or brought to my front door. She was respectful, easy to communicate with, and always returned my texts or phone calls almost immediately. She shared email communications with me, and provided me with updates a few times a month - so I did not feel like I was in the dark. There is no way that I could have made it through this arduous process without Silke. She made one of the worst things in my life at the time, almost effortless for me. She never became frustrated, and stayed on top of the bank and their lack of progress, forcing them to make decisions quicker than they would have. I will never use another agent again, and look forward to hiring Silke again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
user4048796
Helped me buy home
We were looking to buy a home in the Natomas area and had a strict timetable since I was 8 months pregnant at the time. We wanted to be in the escrow process before the birth of our baby and Silke assured us she could make it happen. She was immediately available to show us properties and after two weeks we were in escrow. After escrow closed, I noticed some dry rot in the kitchen which the inspection didn't catch. Silke came over with her personal contractor who made the repair free of charge. She was easy to work with, knowledgeable, confident, and went above and beyond her duties. Recently, I contacted her to see if she had any Realtor contacts in Fresno as I was putting a rental property on the market. She didn't have any contacts, but offered to research, interview, and choose an agent for us who she felt would get the job done best. The agent she found was first class and is a reflection of her skill and abilities in the field. Silke is the best! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2014
cstoops17
Helped me buy and sell homes
Silke is the best! Not only did she help us find our home 2 years ago, but she also just helped us sell it! She is there with you every step of the way and is very good at making you feel confident and comfortable throughout the whole process. One of the best things about Silke is her availability ? anytime we needed anything, she was always a call, text or email away. And she responds almost instantly. She?s a true expert who lives and breathes real estate. You can just tell that she loves what she does. I highly recommend Silke to anyone who is looking to purchase a new home or sell their home! We?ve used other agents in the past ? none of them have come close to comparing to Silke. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2014
Martin81
Listed and sold a home
Silke is taking the guesswork out of selling real estate. Her in depth knowledge allows to get top dollars and makes the selling process smooth and simple. No surprises, just results. Professionalism at its best. At any time during the process I felt being updated with the right amount of information - especially with me being out of town most of the time. I am recommending Silke to anyone - including family members and most certainly will use her again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
user5824183
Helped me buy and sell homes
With Silke's help, my wife and I sold our home in West Sacramento and purchased a new home in Auburn in exactly 30 days! Silke will be the only realtor that we will be using going forward. We looked at homes in three different counties, and Silke had great insight into each market. We highly recommend Silke to anyone who wants to work with a true professional.
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2014
VeronicaBrown41
Helped me buy home
Silkie was recommended to us by a family member and we're *eternally* grateful that she was! She made the extra effort to help us buy outside her usual area and then when after the sale things became difficult (issues with the seller) she was quick and attentive in helping us resolve the problem(s). She consistently responded to our text messages/e-mails/calls in a matter of minutes helping us feel like we were part of a team looking for the right house rather than a burden or a job she had to get done. I cannot recommend her enough! Less ... More
Likely to recommend
07/25/2014
user6954966
Helped me buy home
Silke Kirkkwood was contacted to supply listings in the area of our interest. I have never met her. She was responsive to all my requests. We have now decided not to relocate. I would consider her again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2014
user66199715
Listed and sold a home
Silke has done an outstanding job of selling our Natomas property. She not only well known the Natomas area, she also has a lot of connections. We have multiple offers less than a week of listing the property. Her negotiation skills and knowledgeable in real estates business was exceeded my expectation. Silke was on top of all the paperwork, she kept me in contact and updated of what going on with the loan process. Her teammate Michael Adams was also big support in the selling process. We so glad that Silke was represented us. I would definitely strongly recommended Silke Kirkwood to all of my friends. And many Thanks to Silke. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2014
JoshBrown4
Helped me buy home
Great agent who helped us buy a home in N. California area. Silke was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, as well as post-sale. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home/property.
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2014
user2645603
Helped me buy home
We have worked with Silke on the purchase of several houses. She is knowledgeable, responsive, helpful, a good negotiator, and pays attention to details. We have used numerous real estate professionals over the years, and Silke is definitely one of the very best. We will definitely work with Silke again, and we recommend her to our friends. She is a real professional.
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014
user2707042
Listed and sold a home
I interviewed a number of very capable realtors and chose Silke. In retrospect, I made the absolute perfect choice. She is an incredibly hard worker, and put her skills to use in marketing a difficult property. She did not underprice my house in order to get it to sell (which some of the other agents wanted to do). And I loved the fact that her communication skills were excellent. Whether by text or e-mail, I was able to get a quick response to any question I had. She did not oversell herself, instead her actions spoke volumes. She has a number of resources that I found helpful (handyman, gardener) and I found that I could count on her to do what she said she was going to do with very little follow up from me. I give her my highest recommendation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2014
005Joe
Helped me buy home
Silke was great to work with. She knew my chosen area very well and kept me up to date on the homes and the whole process as it moved along. And she always made time to answer my questions no matter how big or small. Plus, she also connected me with a lender as well. She was and now is my one stop, real-estate go to agent! I highly recommend her. Danke sehr viel Silke! :)
Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2014
zuser20140624091344987
Helped me buy and sell homes
Highly recommend Silke. She went above and beyond to help me secure a great home and even helped when I had some questions on my loan. She instructed me through every step of the process and made sure I was comfortable with every decision. Silke is very aggressive when you need her to be and will make sure you are getting the best deals possible. Whenever you have a question she always answers promptly and clearly. I was very impressed with her work ethic and knowledge.... This was the second house that I have bought working with Silke and If a time comes to buy or sell again, Silke will be the person I call. Extremely impressive specialist... you can't go wrong with Silke!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2014
zuser20140624044926896
Listed and sold a home
I first met Silke a year ago when I was putting my house on the market. Due to other circumstances I had to immediatley take the listing back down. She was very patient and understanding and let me know I could come to her when things settled and she would be there to help me in any way possible. Fast forward a year and I called her up to ask if she remembered me. She did and got the ball rolling on the sale that same afternoon. My situation was complex and she didn't bat an eye. She got my asking price and we closed without a hitch. When I am ready to buy again, Silke Kirkwood is the ONLY person I will be calling. She had my back throughout the entire process and that kind of customer satisfaction is hard to find anymore. Once you find someone willing to go that extra mile for you, you make sure to keep them on your team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2014
zuser20140605124657195
Helped me buy and sell homes
Silke has been with my family with buying our 1st home and now selling and buying our second home. Silke is very good at listening to what you want and finding what is best for your family. Silke is always available when needed and she helped us with the whole process step by step. Silke even suggested professionals to assist us in the processing of the loan and she even gave us her opinion on financial steps to help us along the way. We truly appreciate everything Silke has done!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2014
Joe California
Listed and sold a home
Silke helped us sell our house and work through issues with our buyer. She made sure we got the house ready for listing, and was able to recommend contractors for inspections and repairs. These contractors did excellent work, and I would not have known to choose them without her help. She aggressively marketed the house and we had a contract for sale in about two weeks. She helped resolve all issues surrounding appraisals and repairs. She always responded promptly to any question or concern and I never had to wait long for her to get back to me. She offers good advice and was a trusted and capable resource as we navigated through the process. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and would not hesitate to engage her services again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2014
trmusa
Helped me buy and sell homes
Silke Kirkwood is one of those rare, standout people that we were lucky enough to find. She was very professional, prompt, focused, courteous and single minded in her desire to take care of our needs. Bob and Linda Thompson
Highly likely to recommend
04/27/2014
user6170966
Helped me buy home
I found Silke here on Zillow as she came highly recommended by everyone else. I will be adding another very positive recommendation for her as she made my first home buying experience an absolute breeze. Everything was quick and easy, she is very responsive and made everything very straight forward and simple. Would definitely work with her again.
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2014
justmountain
Helped me buy home
Silke was an amazing realtor for our first home purchase. She helped us look through countless homes and quickly gained our trust through both her expertise and responsiveness. She is a consummate negotiator; our offer was accepted over another and I still felt that we got a deal. I would definitely recommend her services and I know we would use her again in a heartbeat. We would often find ourselves saying, "let's ask Silke what she thinks"! I really appreciate all the time and effort she spent with us. It truly felt that we had an expert in our corner. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2014
aeder2
Listed and sold a home
We had started with another realtor to sell our home. After two months we decided it wasn't a good fit. We researched the web and found Silke Kirkwood. What a difference !!!!! She was with us every step of the way.... Her incredible knowledge, professionalism and determination was above and beyond our expectations. When we had questions via phone or e-mail (there were plenty) she responded within minutes no matter what time of day. Silke is a great negotiator. Our house was sold within a short time. Great job Silke !!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2014
jesse kesler
Helped me buy home
When we were ready to buy a house we decided we wanted a Buyers Agent. We had gone the traditional route of working with listing agents aka Sellers Agents before and had been very disappointed in the level of service provided by them. Silke was in every way a superior agent to work with. She looked out for our interests and made sure we got the house we wanted.
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2014
jason leathers
Helped me buy home
Silke helped me find and purchase the perfect home this February. She took me around to different areas of Sacramento to give me an idea of the range of options available in my price range. Then we put in an offer and with her outstanding negotiating skills were able to close on the first house that I liked. The whole process took less than a month. It is a sellers market right now and some of my friends have been shopping for houses for months with other realtors only to repeatedly be outbid. So if you are ready to buy I highly recommend contacting Silke today. If you are ready to buy your first home but don't know where to start, Silke is a great choice. She guided me through the whole process, putting me in touch with great insurance agents, title companies, contractors, etc. I am 100% satisfied. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2014
deb a babcock
Helped me buy home
Silke is far and away the best real estate agent my husband and I have ever worked with. She was open and honest with us from the very beginning. Her attention to detail and her willingness to go above and beyond for us was simply extraordinary. She is incredibly knowledgeable, was always quick to respond and very dedicated. We feel blessed to have worked with Silke during the process of purchasing our home. Silke, you are beyond wonderful?
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2014
rbchandra
Listed and sold a home
Silke, you are awesome. She priced our house rightly and sold within a week. She is very knowledgeable and straight in answering your queries. I am glad that we found her to list my home. She is 24/7 and she will make you feel comfortable throughout the process which is an asset. Fantastic work ethics. I would definitely recommend her to any body (already did to couple of friends).
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014
fazlek
Helped me buy home
Excellent realtor! I got lucky to have found her for my house hunt and purchase. She is honest and very aggressive in negotiation to support your demand; just what is needed to close a business transaction. I would highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2014
user85112005
Helped me buy home
Silke helped me and my husband buy our first home. Entering into this process, we really had no idea what we were doing or what anything meant. We saw some good reviews on Silke and contacted her. It was such a relief to confirm that what everyone said was right: Silke is great. She explained everything to us and made sure that we got a good deal. She gave us her candid opinion about properties we looked at without ever trying to pressure us into buying anything. Unlike a lot of other people in this business, Silke is truly interested in helping people and not just making money. I really felt comfortable with Silke and felt like we could really trust her. Not only does she know her stuff, but she is really genuine and kind. We will recommend Silke to everyone we know and we plan to use her services for our next purchase and/or sale. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2014
csklister
Helped me buy home
Silke was able to help us to sort through location options that fit our needs, refer us to additional professionals that we needed during our home purchase process, and negotiate in a challenging situation. During this process she was responsive, client-centered, and ethical in her approach - qualifications that we value and appreciate! I have already recommended her as an agent to my friends and would return to her for help with any future real estate transactions that we might have in our future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2014
hogana09
Listed and sold a home
Silke is Awesome!!! We recently used her to sell our 1500 sq foot home in Sacramento and she did an amazing job. We had a very complicated sale with some tight deadlines and difficult buyers and she was able to make it all happen to get what we wanted. She is very responsive and has a team of people to back her up (contractors, inspectors, HVAC, etc) all in which she has a good working relationship with. She is very knowledgeable in both the current market trends and the real estate game in general, she had a solution to our every problem. I would highly recommend using her if you get the chance! Andrew Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/16/2013
duck luan
Helped me buy home
Silke, helped me buy a home in Sacramento. She was very efficient and professional through the whole process. She was also very responsive to all my needs and went over and beyond for me. She was really great at negotiation and the deal would not have been as good if it wasn't for all her hard work. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home. Thanks so much! Duck
Highly likely to recommend
10/29/2013
mishranc
Helped me buy and sell homes
Silkie was very determined. You will definitely get your choice of home. She is very calm and cool to show you as many as houses you can. She provides good information during the buying process and after you move in too. I do recommend him for other home buyers. you will see the difference once you get an opportunity to avail the service of Silkie.
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2013
RonBartlett6
Listed and sold a home
Silke Kirkwood is and was an assett during all phases of selling my home. Hardworking, punctual, friendly, professional and knowlegable are just a few words to describe her values and work ethic. -When needing to reach her I always recieved a promt answer and or call back. Silke truely made the stress of selling a home fun, exciting, and informative. Her knowlege of the market and it's trends are invaluable! -To any one seeking a real-estate agent, I recomend Silke Kirkwood without reservation. If I decide to purchase another home, she would be my "go to". Thank You Again Silke! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2013
user35170799
Listed and sold a home
Silke was fantastic in helping us with the sale of our home. Given the unique selling environment in the Sacramento Valley, we definitely would not have reached the sale price point we obtained without her confidence and insistence that we would reach it. She was attentive to our needs as a seller and helped us with understanding the process of selling our home. She provided guidance with staging ideas in order to best show the home to reach the best possible selling price. We reviewed several other agents when preparing to put our home on the market and we are very thankful we decided to choose Silke as agent. We truly value her time and attention with the sale of our home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2013
user97725116
Helped me buy home
Silke has been amazing. Prompt, courteous and always available to answer any questions day or night. Very sharp and knows her area of expertise and it shows. Silke made the whole experience very pleasurable.
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2013
user88106902
Helped me buy home
Very professional and also knowledgeable in relevant home buying tips. Recommend other agents and services (insurance, gardener, etc) who are all competent. Overall a very pleasant experience doing business with Silke.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user0576546
Helped me buy home
This was the first house we purchased through a realtor, and we could not have been happier with Silke! We needed a bigger house for our growing family, and Silke came highly recommended. Silke's expert knowledge of the neighborhoods, trends, market prices, negotiation skills, and absolute professionalism took all of the stress out of the experience. We look forward to continuing to do business with Silke in the future, and would recommend her to anyone looking for help. Our two year old son still asks, "Can we go look at houses with Silke?" Thanks again! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2013
user1650994
Helped me buy home
I can highly recommend Silke. She really knows her job well. She was working with me on the budget I had set and was honest and realistic about it (It might not have been necessarily what I wanted to hear, but it was the reality). Everything went fast and smooth. I did contact her at the beginning of February and had the keys to my house on April 5th. She not only over exceeded my time frame expectations but also found me the perfect house. Even though the house market is very difficult for buyers this year (not many houses to choose from and high competition), she made it happen for me. She found me a house exactly in the area that I was looking for. It is the cutest house ever and with her knowledge of the current real-estate market (and I mean current! It changes so fast nowadays) we were able to put in a competitive offer. My offer was accepted out of !!50!! offers. I couldn't believe it my self; with all the negative stories I heard from family and friends, how they got outbid by investors every time, I thought the same would happen to me, but it did not, even though investors bid on the house too. She just new exactly how to put in the offer. She also mad sure that the house was in good condition and had the seller fix a few expensive items. Now that I have lived at my new house for a month now, I could not be happier. If i ever need to sell this house or buy another one, I will definitively go back to her. On a side note, she also works with a real good mortgage guy, that got me the best deal too (I had quotes from 3 different places) he was the best to and recommended by her. Over all a very good experience. So if you are looking to buy or sell, give her a call it will be worth it. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2013
user4051171
Listed and sold a home
Silke is wonderful! She has guided us through two real estate deals, both as a seller and as a buyer. In both instances Silke kept us informed along the way and made sure our fiscal needs were not only met, but exceeded!
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2013
hmusvosvi
Helped me buy home
Reviewed as a buyer's agent. Silke invested a lot of time into ensuring we got the property we wanted and guided us through the offer process. Negotiating on our behalf in a sellers' market, she secured concessions from the sellers that we initially thought we could not get in a competitive market. She also linked us to a lender with great service and very competitive rates.
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2013
user02278528
Listed and sold a home
I chose Silke based on her reviews and I must say she did not disappoint. She is very knowledgeable, motivated and hard working. We were in a situation were we were on the verge of foreclosure and in the end were able to walk away avoiding the foreclosure with money in our pockets. Her guidance was invaluable and we can not thank her enough.
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2013
user9708269
Listed and sold a home
Silke was very professional and persistent in getting to the end goal of selling my home. Having to deal with the bank for a short sale is not an easy task but she was up for the challenge and after two buyers (one fell through) and a year of going back and forth with the bank she was able to get the deal done. I gave her 4 stars in process expertise, not because of what she did but due to another agent that had been assigned to work on my project. The other agent seemed overwhelmed and not as responsive as Silke was. When the deadline was coming near, and the other agent was not responding in a timely manner, Silke assigned my project to another agent that took the reigns and got the home sold. All in all, i am very satisfied with her services. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/07/2013
user3570295
Helped me buy and sell homes
Without reservation, I recommend Silke Kirkwood for anyone seeking information or contemplating a real estate transaction. She was the consumate professional in both assisting us in procurisng in newly constructed home in Vineyard Pointe last Summer and sucessfully sheparded us through the "Shot Sale" process of our house in Heritage Park this Spring. Through both processes she kept us totally informed and uptodate on the processes. She demonstrated an extensive knowledge of real estate market and processes as well as an extensive familarity of the available inventory in and about Sacramento County. Silke is a very pleasant and truly professional. Any one using her services is in for a truly satisfying and rewarding real estate experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2013
user93822489
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Silke as a realtor. We were new to the area, and she very patiently showed us many, many homes in the area we thought we wanted. She didn't try and push any alternatives, but when we finally realized we needed to change direction she was there with recommendations that led us to find the home we purchased. Silke is a very strong negotiator, and was 100% there for us as we worked our way through appriasal issues and a demanding out of state lender. Finally, Silke helped us with local knowledge about the contractors and landscapers we needed for our new home. Super reliable, informative and patient, she is the ideal realtor. She helped is to remain positive in a very difficult market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2013
user86345668
Helped me buy home
I found Silke off Zillow.com and have not been disappointed at all. Her knowledge of the Natomas area is impressive and her prompt responsiveness is outstanding. I have already mentioned her to co-workers and friends as an agent to definitely use when they are in the market to buy/sell a home. Thank you Silke!
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2013
abiring
Listed and sold a home
Silke was very professional and responsive while helping sell a house. She answered all my questions in a timely fashion. Her email responses were coming as fast as text messages. She kept us in the loop throughout the entire selling process and explained every step in detail so we knew exactly what was going on. I highly recommend Silke for any real estate needs!
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2013
user5994394
Helped me buy home
At fist we were hesitant to switch realtors since we'd been working with the same one for 9 months, but we took a chance and it paid off. We put in one and only one offer with Silke the same day she became our realtor and it was accepted in less than 2 days!! Silke is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive in her field, but she is also well-connected and very communicative. She always kept us in the loop and went above and beyond what her job entailed, remaining confident that even when things seemed bad we would come out on top. We are SO VERY GRATEFUL for having worked with her and we highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2013
user5307859
Listed and sold a home
Having been provided with two realtor referrals from my local SF Bay Area realtor, I selected Ms Kirkwood after interviewing both. I found her both personable and professional with a no nonsense, concise and straight forward approach. Refreshing. She was very accessible and indulged all my first time home seller questions. Her knowledge of the area, both of properties and the local personality dynamic helped in standing firm in the pricing of my property and having it sell for approximately $20K over the amount that had been generally suggested by other realtors. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2013
user81859269
Listed and sold a home
Silke helped me successfully short sale my old home. The entire process took less than 5 months and involved two lenders. The situation involved both business and personal complications. I was dealing with the stress of a pregnancy and subsequent newborn during the process and she took it upon herself to manage everything, personally and business-wise, requiring minimal effort on my part. She negotiated with the parties so that I had zero out of pocket expenses, a much needed relief. I believe she went above and beyond her duties as a realtor to make this a successful short sale process for all parties involved. She is not only a consummate professional who will fight with you until there is nothing left to fight for, but she is a very kind person. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2013
bulma133
Helped me buy home
Silke has super strong negotiation skills. The house I bought is in really good condition, only couple of things need repair or fix. I didn't expect the seller will do too much since the price is pretty reasonable. But with Silke's negotiation the seller agreed to do almost everything we listed. Silke is a the must agent I would like to work with to buy another property.
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2013
heavenhill
Helped me buy home
As most buyers know by now, short sales are often not only lengthy but also messy. Our purchase of a house in little Walnut Grove was decidedly eased by our Real Estate representative, Silke Kirkwood. She was highly responsive throughout the several months process and we always felt that she was representing our interests, kept the process moving as fast it could be moved, and kept us informed throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
user223614
Helped me buy home
Silke was awesome! She showed extreme patience with us as we had our first deal fall through. She worked diligently to find us the house that was everything we wanted. We are absolutely thrilled with our new home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2013
user8639897
Helped me buy home
Silke is an amazing real estate agent. She knows exactly what you are looking for and has the market knowledge to get you the right house for the right price. I would 100% recommend her to my friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2013
stephensmithmonaco
Listed and sold a home
Silke is highly motivated, very responsive and on the ball.She gave me sound advice, did everything she said she would and more and got me a better price for my houses than she had originally said. I was delighted to have found a truely professional estate agent who worked for me.
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2013
user0223558
Listed and sold a home
Slike Kirkwood, is very professional , very attentive , very punctual, and represents me as her client, with my best interests , and values first. I would highly recommend Silke to any one looking for a great Realtor. to buy or sell your property
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2012
user165376
Helped me buy home
Silke helped me to buy the house that I have lived in for about a month now and I couldn't be happier with her services. She is a complete real estate professional and gets a solid five-star rating across the board. I'd even go so far as to give her a 6th star for her responsiveness. She responded to my emails as fast as if they were text msgs, my text msgs as if I was talking to her face-to-face, and my phone calls as if I was some big-shot who could buy a property with 100% cash down. In today's market it is critical to have an agent that is on top of things...Silke is definitely that agent. Also she knows the Natomas real estate market better than anybody. Great work Silke...and thank you again! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2012
user1503535
Showed me homes
Silke is truly amazing to work with. She has given me absolutley best service and have always been responsive. She has great knowledge and knows the market very well. She is SUPERB !!
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2012
HenryLi2
Helped me buy home
THE realtor for the sacromento area.She accommodated to our every need, making my first house purchase experience as easy as possible. HIGHLY recommended, you can not go wrong with Silke :)
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user7646159
Listed and sold a home
Silke responded to me within minutes of contacting her initially regarding our desire to short sale our current home and purchase a new home to better accommodate our family's needs. She scheduled a meeting shortly thereafter and within a week of meeting her and her lender, we found the perfect home. She was highly responsive and very accommodating to our schedules throughout the entire process. She took charge every step of the way and patiently answered all of our questions with a perfect balance of compassion and expertise. I always felt like she had our best interests at heart. Now we are happily residing in our new home with our very soon to be expanding family. Throughout the process, I recommended Silke to a couple of family and friends and will continue to recommend her to anyone for their real estate needs. Update: Silke helped me successfully short sale my old home. The entire process took less than 5 months and involved two lenders. The situation involved both business and personal complications. I was dealing with the stress of a pregnancy and subsequent newborn during the process and she took it upon herself to manage everything, personally and business-wise, requiring minimal effort on my part. She negotiated with the parties so that I had zero out of pocket expenses, a much needed relief. I believe she went above and beyond her duties as a realtor to make this a successful short sale process for all parties involved. She is not only a consummate professional who will fight with you until there is nothing left to fight for, but she is a very kind person. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2012
user7317006
Helped me buy home
Amazing experience for a first time home buyer. Silke has great insight on the housing market and she will be there every step of the way to ensure all your questions are answered completely. Excellent communication skills and is extremely responsive. Thanks again Silke!
Highly likely to recommend
10/12/2012
user655726
Helped me buy home
Throughout the whole process Silke had our best interest in mind. We bought our first house and Silke made sure we knew what to expect and guided us through the process. She is very patient and any time we had a question she was there for us. Our situation was extremely stressful because the bank was having issues with our application but Silke remained positive and fought for us. Silke is the best!
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2012
user967286
Helped me buy home
When I decided to purchase a home this year, I began my search for a reputable agent. That's when I found Silke Kirkwood at Remax Gold. She met with me right away and we began our search for my perfect home. We found one and immediately made an offer. It was accepted and then our journey began, and it was a long one..... My offer was accepted in May. This was the beginning of a long process. But through it all, Silke remained steadfast and calm! I was a wreck, by the way. But I this marker, she advised to stay the course. Which we did. We just closed my escrow at the beginning of the last week and i am so happy. I have the house that I want, in the area that I want at the price that I can afford. THANK YOU SO MUCH SILKE. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2012
user1377342
Listed and sold a home
Silke has been handling our short sale - it has been a long, arduous process, but that was because of the bank, not because of her. She is very knowledgeable of the process and, when we were about to give up and just let the bank have the house, she assured us it would all work OK and to "hang in there". We followed her advice and the sale closed yesterday, almost without a hitch, as she said. I have referred Silke to others and will continue to do so - she is the consummate professional and takes care of business. If you need help from a local Sacramento realtor, call Silke!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2012
user7944575
Helped me buy home
If you are looking for a topnotch, professional, trust worthy real estate agent, then Silke Kirkwood is the one! The process of finding and buying a home seemed quite intimidating since we were new to the area and were not familiar with neighborhoods in Sacramento. Fortunately, we were soon relieved to find Silke on our side in looking and making the right final decision. She is sharp, dedicated and hardworking who is willing to go the extra mile to get you what you want. She was by our side every step of the way during the home buying process, and went above and beyond our expectations. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for not only a knowledgeable real estate agent, but also a trustful friend by her side during the stressful process of buying or selling a property. We truly appreciate her hard work and dedication, and I should say that she is an asset to the RE/MAX Gold Real Estate. Two thumbs up Silke! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2012
user753632
Helped me buy home
I recently bought my first home in USA. It would not have been so smooth and quick without Silke, our agent. I met many agents on first day and it was Silke for me throughout after that. She is different. She was amazing in giving me what I wanted and patiently listening to my queries everytime I called her or dropped by. She also arranged for my loan through another wonderful lender. Not only I found her knowledgeable but also found her nature very warm and humble. I associate her to the famous business punchline - "Customer is GOD". ya, she will make you feel one yourself. If you want to buy a property in sacramento area, Silke is the person to meet and trust me the rest will be taken care off. Looking at the way my deal got closed, even some of my friends who plan to buy there are gearing up to meet Silke soon. I highly recommend Silke !! Abhijit Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2012
user6766537
Helped me buy and sell homes
Silke is very detailed and communication was excellent. Followed up with everything in a timely fashion. Sale process went very smooth. I really liked the DocuSign feature. Also the company showed a great deal of professionalism. There were no issues that come to mind during my property selling process. She was very patient with me; it took me over a year to finally decide. Silke NEVER rushed or pushed me to make a decsion. She understood that I was not in a rush and needed to be 100% with my decsion. Aazi* Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2012
user0602833
Helped me buy and sell homes
Simply put- Silke is awesome !! I know her for a while and have done quite a few deals with her. This has been wondeful experience working with her every single time and she is one of the best I know in business.
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2012
user3654566
Helped me buy home
Always available for questions and to look at homes. Very patient and knowledgeable about the area. Always had my best interest in mind. Would highly recommend.
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2012
user7293622
Helped me buy home
She knew the ins and outs of every level of the process and helped me negotiate a better deal than I had hoped for. Will recommend very strongly.
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2012
user247055
Helped me buy and sell homes
Highly recommend Silke. She went above and beyond to help me secure a great home and even helped when I had some questions on my loan. She instructed me through every step of the process and made sure I was comfortable with every decision. Silke is very aggressive when you need her to be and will make sure you are getting the best deals possible. Whenever you have a question she always answers promptly and clearly. I was very impressed with her work ethic and knowledge.... This was the second house that I have bought working with Silke and If a time comes to buy or sell again, Silke will be the person I call. Extremely impressive specialist... you can't go wrong with Silke!! Less ... More