Parisa was an incredibly thoughtful and deeply informed advocate for my wife and I during our successful home search this past fall (purchased a condo in Oakland, November 2017). She made a notoriously challenging experience – navigating the intimidating Bay Area real estate market – manageable and was always available to answer questions and provide key insight into market dynamics, neighborhoods, and the mechanics of making competitive offers. We were first time homebuyer, and her willingness to spend extra time educating us, so we felt comfortable with big decisions, was above and beyond our expectations. I strongly endorse Parisa Samimi and am confident you will be happy working with her to find the home of your dreams!
First time home buyers: Parisa is the best! We were referred to Parisa by a friend and we are so grateful for it. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and a great energy to be around.
Being in the Bay Area where it is such a competitive market, it was great to find someone with her background and knowledge. She listened to what was important to us in a home and quickly found properties of value within our budget in locations we desired.
As first-time home buyers we were very nervous starting the process, but Parisa made sure to take the time to always listen, feel our energy, and answer any questions we had. When we found the home we wanted to make an offer on, Parisa recommended our writing a letter to the seller introducing ourselves as first-time home buyers, and when deciding on our offer that we make it competitive but also within a range with which we felt comfortable.
My wife and I wrote our letter, decided on our offer, which Parisa agreed was strong, and we submitted. We came in 5K under the highest offer, but thanks to Parisa's negotiating skills and our letter, they decided to work with us!
We agreed to match the highest bid and we confidently closed in 21 days. Parisa and the mortgage lending team she recommended were an integral team. They know exactly what they're doing and kept us calm and confident during the quick, 21-day close. We are happy with our purchase. It’s absolutely perfect for us. We'll miss working so closely with Parisa. But we will always keep in contact and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home. Parisa is a true professional who has her buyer's best interest at heart. Thank you, Parisa!
Jenn S., Represented Buyers
The sharp intellect, careful strategic and thoughtful approach — and help — of our agent, Parisa Samimi, made the entire process of selling our home seamless and practically stress-free. The sale in the end was a success beyond what we had dared to hope for, especially in this unpredictable market. We have Parisa to thank for the excellent results.
John and Marie Simmons, Represented Sellers
Parisa, I couldn’t have asked for a better agent. You took the listing, helped us fix the home, marketed and sold the house in 12 days, 30% over asking price. Your previous appraisal background coupled with your negotiation and communication skills make you perfect for the job. You were always one step ahead of the game making this a seamless transaction.
D. Ryan, Represented Seller
I would like to thank you so much for working with us to sell my father's house. Selling a house with remote clients is an added challenge. However, your experience, communication skills, and professionalism led us through every step of this difficult process.
J. Wong , Represented Sellers
I had listed my Berkeley Condo for sale and was not able to obtain any offers for the price I wanted. My 6-month listing agreement expired, and I was contacted by phone and mail by a small army of Realtors looking to relist my property. I did not intend to switch Realtors, however Parisa’s approach was so professional, direct, and persistent, I changed my mind and re-listed the property with her. Specifically: she was respectful of my situation and my apprehension to re-list the property right away, took the time to work with me, listened to my concerns and responded appropriately and reassuringly. - did not overpromise, waited until she saw the property completely before recommending a listing price, and clearly explained her strategy. - had a great understanding of the market, financing challenges, and quickly prepared all that was needed to reassure potential buyers. - skillfully managed multiple offers, property ultimately sold for 15% more than the original asking price. - helped make the closing very smooth, even having her own handyman make a few repairs that would have been difficult for me to do. - Mostly, Parisa is a nice person, so different than other Realtors that sometimes are short or impatient with seller concerns, aren’t willing to invest any more of their time than just the minimum, or are just blatantly out to take care of their own interests before yours… Parisa is the exception. She is competent, confident, professional, and clear, and a pleasure to work with and to know - I’m so glad she found me! More Less.
Kim Kemp, Represented Seller
I've asked Parisa to help me sell my house in Montclair in March 2012. I knew it was going to be difficult, not because my house was hard to sell, but it was because I now live in New York and can not physically be in Montclair. Parisa took the challenge and was able to sell the house relatively fast. She knew the market very well and is very experienced. When I asked when the offer will start to come, she told me exactly when and it was exactly right when we got the first offer. Parisa was not only my representative, she has also became my friend and confidant. During the entire sales process, I did not even go to California, we spoke often and she took care of everything. She managed the clean up of the house and the landscape, coordinated with inspections and the resulting repairs, helped me staged the home, organized photo sessions with the photographers (please note multiple sessions) and the what seems to be countless open houses. When the offers started to come, she used her experiences to help me decide which deals to focus on, helped me to analyze the pros and cons of each offer and negotiated a great deal for me. When we closed the deal, she helped with everything, even packing. I have dealt with many real estate agents, some were even family members, none were as professional or as helpful as Parisa. My only regret is that I don't have more homes for her to sell for me.
Cher Dang, Represented Seller
Parisa, You have been always professional and always warm. We were the typical sellers, certain that our expensive property would be snatched up by some prudent buyer within the first two weeks. As both the market and our hopes stalled, we had to readjust to a difficult reality. Throughout this process, you remained pleasant and encouraging, as well as realistic. As it happened, the final sale was a result of your diligence and continued belief in our home. You even cleaned it before showings so as to maximize the results! We both came to appreciate your good humor and persistence in a challenging market and a very emotional transaction.
Sewellyn Kaplan, Represented Sellers
It was a great experience working with you on the buying of the property at Oakland. Despite a short sale which takes time and cumbersome paper work, you have made it so simple and smooth. You have done all the research, the comparison of the similar properties and answer all the questions we raised. You were always available to show us the property even at the last minute's notice. You were honest and thorough. I felt you put our interest first. I will gladly recommend you as an agent. Thank you very much.
Azar and Paul, Represented Buyer
Parisa’s professionalism and skill helped us to purchase our first home. Her diligence, attention to detail, and network of support professionals helped us to find the perfect house and feel one hundred percent confident in our purchase. Parisa continually went above and beyond to make sure that our experience was positive and our interests were guarded. Her positive attitude, flexibility, and knowledge of the industry makes her a rare gem.
C. Macarah, Represented Buyers
It was a serendipitous encounter with Parisa during an open house tour that we met. She was the selling agent for a very nice home that was out of our price range. She seemed very knowledgeable and pleasant at the time so we started to communicate. Wow, what a good decision that was! It seems like every open house we went to, the selling agent already knew we were coming because she had called ahead. She was instrumental in gathering and organizing all the information, from the getting home inspection to finding out information about the neighbor. She also respected our time and responds quickly to email every day for most of the day. But most importantly, she is in tune with the market. The first bid we made, we decided to go at a certain price even though Parisa advised a slightly higher price if we really, really wanted it. We said it’s not a super desirable house for us, so we went with a lower bid, and as she predicted we were outbid. When it comes to the house we end up purchasing, she advised us to bid at the asking price, and having skillfully communicated and motivated the seller, they accepted. I highly recommend her and we will be asking her for help again in another property
Leo and Diana, Represented Buyers
My husband and I were really excited to find Parisa Samimi. Parisa always brought an upbeat positive energy to our home search even when we had seen what felt like our 1000th home. Even though we had a long house hunt Parisa never seemed annoyed or frustrated. It was clear to us that Parisa genuinely wanted to help us find the home that was the right fit for us. When we finally found the right home for us we knew we wanted to do a pre-inspection to enable us to put in a stronger offer without any contingencies. Parisa completely managed the inspection for us and even stayed with the inspector throughout the inspection. Parisa then worked hard to connect with the selling agent to find out more about what the seller was looking for an to assess the competitiveness of the situation. Parisa took the time to deliver the offer in person spending nearly an hour with the selling agent. Parisa did an excellent job selling our offer to the selling agent. Based on the bidding climate Parisa helped us come up with an offer amount we felt good about. When we learned that there was another offer on the table that was slightly higher than ours bit with contingencies, Parisa guided us through our decision not to raise our amount. She never pushed us to go higher even though this definitely would have increased her chances of getting a commission though this deal. When she shared the news that we had landed the home she couldn’t have been happier for us. She didn’t kick back at that point. Instead, she completely managed the completion of the sewer lateral work. Literally, all we had to do was write the check. The house also needed a lot of remodeling work. Parisa was incredibly accommodating about getting us access to the house to walk contractors though the work even though this meant that she had to repeatedly come out to the house to let us in. This was a huge help in allowing us to get a jump start on the remodeling process before we even had possession of the home. Parisa is truly a special agent and just a wonderful person. It’s clear in addition to being exceptionally competent, professional, and hardworking she takes tremendous price and joy in helping her clients find the right home. We feel very lucky to have worked with Parisa!
Hetal Jariwala, Represented Buyers
Parisa was organized, professional and had a great stable of folks to call on for help with painting, repairs and staging for sale. She was always available for questions and feedback, kept us informed and did a tremendous job of managing the schedules and orchestrating the open house. She had a great knowledge of what we needed to do (and, importantly, what we didn't need to do) in order to have a successful sale.
Once the offers started coming in, she was instrumental in keeping everything moving forward, managing the stressful process of making counter offers and finally getting to a sale at substantially above our listing price. I would use her again in a heartbeat.
I bought two properties with Parisa in the last 5 years. Given the competitive landscape and never changing seller's market, I never thought I could have bought two ideal properties that fit my situation perfectly. I just bought the second property in March and am still dumbfounded at the purchase. Parisa found both properties for me, even though I was actively looking myself. Her reputation in the industry, professionalism, experience and saavy business sense really helped to close the deals. What stood her apart is her listening skills and how she quickly learned what I liked. I think when we bidded on the price and succeeded, she was able to balance my sentiments (how much I am willing to bid) and market forces (what it takes to win the bid). I am very grateful for her partnership and highly recommend her.
Parisa helped us buy our first home.
She is an excellent real estate agent.
She's a very trustworthy professional who had our back throughout the process.
Parisa is a great negotiator, she knows the market, and understands the needs of her clients.
I've recommended her to all my friends and family.
We contacted Parisa after our listing expired with our first agent. Parisa is incredibly professional and responsive and really went out of her way to take the stress out of the selling process. Our property was not the easiest to sell and we had a very short timeline for completing the process. But Parisa was able to get the job done and get us a solid, contingent free offer in less than 2 weeks after listing our home. Our experience with Parisa was very positive and I am certain yours will be too.
As a first time buyer Parisa's knowledge and advices are extremely valuable . She goes with you through the process step by step and meticulously. She treats you like her one and only client. Your concerns are her concerns and she works hard to make things go incredibly smoothly and the way you want it . Not only I am happy with my first purchase , but also her dedication and focus got me a second house in less than 2 years . I enjoy working with her and using her knowledge and experience in purchasing more houses in close future. Highly recommend and TRUST her .
Finding a home is a difficult process and even more difficult in the competitive Bay Area market where you are often competing against multiple buyers. Having a great realtor is paramount. Parisa made this difficult process bearable, fun even. She took the time to learn our tastes and preferences in homes and neighborhoods, constantly tailoring her searches accordingly. We never felt rushed or that we were taking up her time, even though our home search took several months. Parisa was there every day peppering our inbox with suitable properties, scheduling visits and ultimately getting us to our goal of buying a house. Her experience as an appraiser was critical to understanding what price the home would actually sell for. More than anything though, Parisa has a wealth of experience in the East Bay (particularly helpful was her expertise in our area of interest - Rockridge and Berkeley) and deep relationships with other agents in the area. It was the quality of her relationship with the selling agent that helped us win in a large pool of offers, in spite of not being an all cash offer. In short, I would highly recommend Parisa and cannot articulate enough how happy we were with the overall experience.