Sandra Spinelli

33 years of work experience
Spinel Realty
10575 Vista Rd. suite 27 - PO Box 1629
Helendale, CA, 92342
(760) 552-8660

Ratings & reviews (32)

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Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2014
barrettranchone
Helped me find a home to rent
I've Anderson an agent in her office as well as Mr. And Mrs. Spinelli are the most amazing folks. We are incredibly greatfull to them. Not only did they find the perfect place for us, most importantly made us feel welcome! As our family just grew they said congratulations and how can we help! Absolutely wonderful folks I recommend them! You just feel like family here! And we're never leaving!
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2014
GregMuller
Helped me find tenant for rental
Sandi helped me to find a tenant for a rental home that I own in Silver Lakes. She has been everything that I would hope for in a realtor. She has done her absolute best to help in any manner possible. Not only am I grateful that I had her help finding a tenant, I am certain that she will be my #1 choice to sell the home when the time comes. I really appreciated that she viewed perspective tenants as more than just credit scores and really focused on finding the best "match" for the home, not just the easiest match. I will be asking for Sandi's help with any and every real estate need I have in Silver Lakes. -Greg Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2014
user9271109
Long-term management of a property
Sandi has been our realtor for the past couple years, and she is wonderful! We have a fully furnished rental home in Helendale, CA , and Sandi serves as our property manager as well as our eyes and ears since we live out of state. She does an outstanding job of promoting our home to prospective tenants, and as a result our home stays rented. Additionally, she really goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to working with us. Since we live out of state, we have to rely on her when it comes to hiring a handyman or house cleaner in order to get the house in top shape for the next tenant! I have never had any issues, and I have only the highest praise for Sandi and her team at Spinel Realty. Sincerely, Suzanne Burk Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2014
loosecannon4
Helped me find tenant for rental
This review is being written merely to contradict the despicable review posted below. Sandi Spinelli and the team at Spinel realty have always been forthcoming, and truthful. I am the homeowner that the previous reviewer speaks of, and have to laugh at the premise that they attempt so hard to set. As I read their review it appears to me that what they are saying, is that because there were some issues with the home they were somehow relieved from their legal requirement of maintaining it while their family occupied it. While they speak of stains and smells they fail to admit to the large additional stains that their family of 7 created all over the upstairs. Large red stains that they spent a lot of energy attempting to convince my wife and I were there when they moved in. Tried until Sandi arrived at least. When she said,"those are new" the renters response was,"we did that, and we'll pay for it." The fact that they weren't there is also documented. They also tried feverishly to convince us that the damage to my sliding glass door was there when they moved in and even explained to us how it looked like someone had tried to pry their way in. Until that is Sandi stated that wasn't like that. Then the response was,"that was my family, but I am not going to pay for damage that is fair wear and tear to a door that is 10 years old." The home is 7 years old. Yesterday the contractor conducting repairs at the home removed the ugly disk door stops that the renters added to my walls without permission, and what should he find? 3 large holes in the wall they attempted to cover up! This review is in no way an attempt to play out my future court proceedings to the public though, so let me get to the point. Sandi Spinelli has bent over backwords helping my family while we were stationed in Korea and renting our home, despite that fact that she is not a full Property Manager. The fact that she isn't a full manager was something that was a problem for us, but of her own free will, and to help us out, she took on things that she normally doesn't. A prime example is when our home was broken into shortly after the first tenants moved out. Sandi and her husband Ozzie took the time to check on our home and closely follow the state of the repairs throughout the process and kept me up to date on all of it. Something she didn't have to do. Please, if you are looking for someone to purchase a home through, look no further than Spinel Realty, and disregard the angry postings of people who damaged a beautiful home and are looking for a way to strong arm their deposit back rather than take any responsibility for their family's actions. Less ... More
Do not recommend
08/17/2014
zuser20140729154246497
Helped me find a home to rent
In our view, the key attribute of an agent is an intangible: trustworthiness. Duties that real estate agents perform, while not necessarily easy, are relatively simple from answering phone calls to showing houses. However, all of them require one key ingredient to perform well: trustworthiness. Whereas no one is perfect, and we all make mistakes, honesty in in our view is too important to be considered optional. As a brief summary, in the past 11 months, my wife and I relocated our large family of 7 (5 of whom are 12 or under) to Helendale, CA, a small community with nice amenities and a tranquil atmosphere that quickly beckons to mind images of Normal Rockwell and ?50?s Americana. We chose to work with Sandra Spinelli (Spinel Realty), as we have come to sincerely regret. In review, Spinelli showed us a large house, attractive on the outside, while on the inside it needed extensive work. As documented by others who saw it before us, the carpets were stained with dog urine and smelled and the entire house was more or less filthy. (Prior tenants had skipped town without paying rent, while permitting their dogs to destroy the house). Despite these factors, the house remained attractive to us for two reasons: 1) at 3500 sq. ft. it was large enough to fit our family of 7, while priced less, in some case, than a house half its size. A month or so of consistent work, and my wife and I figured it could be made inhabitable. Spinelli also assured us--as she did to others who refused the house prior to us--that although the owners were unwilling to make improvements, they were fully aware of its condition. We could easily foresee?as the most recent tenants?being blamed by irate home owners who, upon returning to their home for the first time in several years, seek to blame us as the most recent tenants. However, Sandra Spinelli personally assured us that the owners intended a full rehab upon returning, so we took it. (Fortunately for us, we documented!). Fast forward..the home owners are sent back to the US earlier than planned. As they are a military family, and so as to permit their children to attend the neighborhood schools, we agreed to let them move back in early. In viewing the home for a brief inspection, the owners were irate at its condition, After working consistently for 10 months to restore the house to an inhabitable condition, and in light of the (false) assurances of our agent, we were naturally concerned. Sandra Spinelli was also present, though the song she now sang had changed its tune remarkably. Rather than acknowledge any of the various assurances, Spinelli tried her absolute best to blame us for the conditions of the house, despite the fact that it was visibly better than when we had moved in 10 months prior. (For one, the dog urine was now gone, as required multiple intensive cleanings!) Fortunately, for us, we documented and also have many witnesses. Thus, we are not concerned as to our ability to recoup our security deposit: we will! However, if we can help just ONE family avoid what we have had to experience over the last 10 months then we are happy to oblige. We sincerely hope that no one else has to go through a similar situation, especially as others in the last few days alone have come forward to share similar experiences with this same agent/agency. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2014
prof mendoza
Showed me homes
Sandra, Is very personable, hardworking, and wanting to go the second mile for her clients. She is warm easy to talk to and has a great personality. I highly recommend her for your real estate needs to buy, lease, or rent. You won't be disappointed.
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2014
MichaelSr2
Listed and sold a home
We recently listed and SOLD our property with Sandi Spinelli, Spinel Realty, in Silver Lakes Resort & Country Club located in Helendale, CA. Sandi was just wonderful to work with. She was a very professional Broker in listing and marketing our house, negotiating the sale, and closing our escrow with wonderful results. I would gladly recommend Sandi Spinelli services to anyone looking for a solid skilled Broker / agent to either purchase or sell a home within the Silver Lakes area. Great personality to top it off. Her office was very helpful too in keeping the whole process simple. My name is Michael Long if you want to ask Sandi to get in touch with myself for a enthusiastic referral. You won't be sorry. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2013
user308765
Helped me buy home
We purchased a home with Sandi's help last year. She was always available when we had questions. She only showed us homes that met our criteria. It was a great experience. I recommend her to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2013
rickorock
Helped me buy and sell homes
My name is Rick OConnor and I have had Sandi Spinelli as my realtor for the past year in both buying and selling in Helendale. This lady is so articulate and professional in her field I would recommend her to everyone. She can deal with your financial, escrow, insurance, termite and inspection people and find you the very best price and rates available. She saved me hours of looking and a fortune of money on all the typical costs of buying a home. You would be very happy using this lady as your professional realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2013
user0306572
Helped me buy home
My name is S McDonald, a very satisfied customer of Mrs. Spinelli!!! As a first time home buyer the whole process can be a terrifying experience...but I felt as though I really had an advocate in Sandy. She really "held my hand" through the entire process, and many times was able to clearly (and patiently :)) explain the business, numbers, and language aspects that are involved in the process of buying a home. Sandy somehow always found the time to make herself available to me, whether it was via email, phone, or at her office, she was on top of everything!! Thank you Sandy!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2013
user4814953
Helped me find a home to rent
Sandy is helping me find my home.She is a very genuine person, great at what she does. She helped us rent a house and now its time to buy. Thank you very much Sandy and Ozzie you both are awesome!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2013
SteveChambreau
Helped me buy home
Sandy is really great. She answered all of our questions and helped us close in less than 30 days. She was helpful in locating the appraiser, locksmith, etc. She even helped when our water was inadvertently turned off! I would highly recommend her to everyone! Steve & Joanna Chambreau
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2013
user4552681
Helped me find tenant for rental
Sandy has done a awesome job for us. Whenever i need anything she has called back within 30 minutes if she didnt answer at the time. She has great knowledge of the area and we couldnt expect anymore from her. I have used many realtors over the years and she is top notch. Thanks again for the great service Sandy. Dale Mayfield & Rich Davis DM Partnership
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2013
Kcampbell 93065
Helped me buy home
In the last four years I have purchased two houses in Silverlakes. I reside in one and the other is a rental property. In both instances Sandi was my agent and I could not have been happier with her professionalism and excellent advice. Her knowledge of the immediate area is second to none. In addition to the two purchases Sandi has acted on my behalf to secure the tenants for the rental property, in a very timely manner, and she has succeeded in finding me two different tenants fully satisfying my primary concern that my property be respected. The tenants have actually become good friends. I can state, from my own highly favourable experience and without fear of contradiction, that Sandi holds the individual interests of her clients paramount. As a long term resident herself Sandi loves to share the many delights and benefits of the area with newcomers and is a firm believer in our nickname - The Jewel of the Desert! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2013
user7096529
Helped me buy home
Sandi has helped us in the purchase of two properties in Helendale. She was very helpfull and very patient with us. She absolutely understood our needs and provided wonderfull guidance. We would absolutely use her in any future real estate transactions we might have and we already recommend her to anyone who asks. Thanks Sandi!!!! The C Family
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2013
user46767665
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I have known Sandi Spinelli both personally and professionally for 30 years. She has listed and sold our real estate. We have observed her work ethic. She puts in extra hours to make sure that everything goes smoothly. She is extremely honest and we would recomend her to handle any real estate transaction.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
user91132111
Helped me buy home
Sandi was generously helpful with her time while exploring properties on the market and subsequently completing the purchasing process. Especially of value is Sandi's willingness to contribute in any helpful way possible, above and beyond what might be expected of a realtor or representative. Sandi's honesty and integrity honors all with whom she interacts.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
user5061156
Helped me buy home
Sandi handled a very long, difficult process with us in finding a home in Silver Lakes. She was incredibly considerate, kind, and helpful, far, far beyond the call of duty. I not only consider her a "one of a kind" realtor, but someone who became a dear friend in the process.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
user6120404
Helped me buy home
Sandi helped us buy our home. She worked tirelessly and answered all kinds of questions we had. We called her day and night and she answered or got back to us promptly. She is also helping us to find a renter for a home we are leasing. She made the process very personal and always respected our limited knowledge of the process. We would recommend Sandi to anyone for help in anything real estate. She also gave us a great, thoughtful housewarming gift. Way to go, Sandi!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
user8715547
Listed and sold a home
Sandi has been wonderful to our family for many years beginning with our parents and now with the next generation. She knows her business very well and is always the professional. She treats her clients as people not numbers and takes a personal interest in achieving the client's goals. Thank you Sandi Pam Lannen & family
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2013
user22274286
Helped me buy home
MS Spinelli spent many months, yes months, helping me to find just the right home to buy. At no time was she ever too busy to either return my calls or show me another house. I respect her highly and will not hesitate to recommend her or to use her again to either sell or buy.
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2013
user3024933
Helped me buy home
Just can't say enough good things about Sandi. She has been our agent for the past couple of years and she is extraordinary in her knowledge, attention to detail and customer treatment. Wouldn't use anyone else and recommend her highly for all real estate transactions. She has helped us in not only purchasing property but also as our Leasing Agent to find qualified tenants. She is GREAT.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2013
user9057806
Helped me find tenant for rental
Sandi has handled our Rental for the past four years and we have only had one month without a renter. Each renter has been a quality person, carefully screened by Sandi for optimum results! Her attention to details is outstanding William Parker
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2013
user2614522
Helped me find tenant for rental
We have been working with Sandi Spinelli for several years. She finds people that would like to rent our waterfront home at Silver Lakes. She has been delightful to work with and really knows her field well. We trust her implicitly and know that she is flexible and will accommodate herself to our needs as well as those of prospective tenants. She is diplomatic and very good at negotiation. She is our star! The Novingers January 26, 2013
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2013
user40723480
Helped me find tenant for rental
Over the past 6 years, from selling our home to renting our home, Sandi has been outstanding in every aspect. Highly recommend Sandi if you like someone who is HONEST, HARD WORKING and DEDICATED to customer satisfaction. I will always use Sandi for all of our real estate needs in CA. Our home has been rented out every day since listing it as a rental 5 years ago and she manages our rental in CA as we now live in FL. Parker and Ana Bradley
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2013
user2276612
Helped me find tenant for rental
Sandi has represented us on rentals we own in the Silver Lakes community. She is professional, knowledgeable and responsive. I recommended her to friends who purchased homes in Silver Lakes. She is, in my opinion, the "go to" agent for the high desert area.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2013
user2308807
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have bought many houses and have worked with many realtors in my 80 years. Sandi Spinelli is unequivocally the finest. She has demonstrated exceptional ability in analyzing the market and getting the hightest price when selling a house. She also has the ability to discern a buyer's needs and displays unbounded enthusiasm and good preparation in finding a home for a buyer. Ed Raphael Helendale, CA
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2013
ordinarylane
Helped me buy and sell homes
Extremely please with the service in the purchase of Single family homes and subsequental rental of same properties. Very prompt and decidely focused response to e-mails and calls. Would use her again on any future purchase. Julio "Tomasito" Munoz
Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2013
user7072264
Helped me find a home to rent
Sandi Spinelli was very helpful to my husband and myself. She found us a home. My husband Michael is active duty and sandi understood our needs. Thank you Sandra Spinelli for all that you have done for us. Sincerely The Merritt Family
Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2013
user54190433
Helped me buy and sell homes
Sandi Spinelli is an agent who goes above and beyond the call of duty. She represented my husband and me in the selling of our previous home and the purchase of our current home. Sandi is honest, hard working and extraordinarily warm and friendly. She always made us feel she had time for us and was always available. Sandi was on top of all the stages of selling and buying and she was in daily communication with us. We could not have ask for a smoother or more pleasant experience. Real estate transactions have ups and downs, but Sandi's experience and expertise smoothed the way. We are grateful to her and HIGHLY recommend her for any real estate transactions. Ed and Donna Raphael Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2011
te amo bebe
Listed and sold a home
Words can't describe how satisfied we were with your service! It was a long distance and long process but we reached our goal. Without Sandi and her team, we would probably still be searching. Thank you for everything you did for making our purchase go so smoothly from start to finish! Wilson and Andy Pacheco