My Reviews

She relisted my house after the former agents failed to bring in a reasonable offer. She spent considerable time and effort staging the property, and it made huge difference. I sold the house for $70,000 more than had been previously offered. Stella is a first class agent and person. She worked through all of the problems that comes with listing and selling property. It was an incredible experience.

Bill Miller

Stella came to us highly recommended, and we can see why… After working with her for months in a tight market she pointed us to a home we loved. She was there with us every step of the way, helped us become acclimated to our new town, and has continued to be a valued mentor in all things having to do with home ownership. We would definitely recommend Stella to our friends and family.

Martine and Lars

Stella is wonderful to work with – She really thinks in terms of the best interests of her clients. Additionally, we felt no pressure to buy as she was so patient while we took time to get to know the area. In fact, she would point out factors to consider when we weren’t aware of them… She is extremely trustworthy and a joy to work with. Her knowledge of the area and willingness to spend time with us was refreshing. She was easy to work with – we highly recommend her!

Leslie and Beto Guajardo

5 stars doesn’t cover the quality of the work and ability to get the deal done, Stella is a 10 out 10 real estate specialist. We moved from Alameda County to Contra Costa late August with real time constraints on finding a new home. Going the extra mile Stella managed to facilitate a sale of existing home and purchase of the new one all with in a two week period closing on both. What was anticipated to be a stressful time turned out to be smooth and simple with some great negotiating in between! Stella’s knowledge of the Bay Area real estate market is vast and she was able tune in to exactly what our family was seeking in their new home. When we move on again we know exactly who to turn to. Highly recommended.

Jamie and Nick Heywood

Stella was very professional, knowledgeable, kind and patient with us when we bought our home. She walked us through each and every step of the process with utmost patience and kindess and she made it way easier for my family with little ones, than it normally is (process). We would recommend her to all our friends and family who need the same services. Thank you Stella

Emmanuel and Julliet

Excellent on all levels. Stella exceeded our expectations from day-1. With very short notice, she set up multiple tours and really did a great job of helping us understand the area and pros & cons of different cities. We will not hesitate to use her again or recommend to family, friends or colleagues (which we have already done).

Jim and Claudia Graham

“Stella made our transaction as close to stress-free as possible! Her real estate knowledge, attention to detail, constant communication and genuine caring for her clients are just a few of her fine attributes. We will both recommend and personally continue to use Stella.”

Joe and Suzanne Payne

As first time homebuyers, my husband and I needed a lot of help from our agent. Stella delivered above and beyond what we could have ever expected. We had a very long list of must-haves, and her knowledge of neighborhoods, traffic patterns and schools really paid off – she helped us find a place that met all of our must-haves, in our price range, by looking in a neighborhood we didn’t know existed.

Stella patiently showed us properties week after week, and when we finally found one, she answered hundreds of questions about the process, and sat down with us to explain all the disclosures, reports and forms. Stella was very flexible about meeting us after work and on weekends, and was very responsive to email and phone calls. She helped us figure out how much to offer, and negotiated through a counter offer, and again after the inspections turned up a few items we wanted repaired. The house we got is in a great neighborhood, but needed a bit of work. She came out several times for inspections, and even went to the house when we were at work to show around contractors and help us get bids for the work. Three years after we moved in, she is still a great resource for us as we have had questions about local contractors and services.

Qiao Zhang and Tony Benedetti

As first time homebuyers, my husband and I needed a lot of help from our agent. Stella delivered above and beyond what we could have ever expected. We had a very long list of must-haves, and her knowledge of neighborhoods, traffic patterns and schools really paid off – she helped us find a place that met all of our must-haves, in our price range, by looking in a neighborhood we didn’t know existed.

Stella patiently showed us properties week after week, and when we finally found one, she answered hundreds of questions about the process, and sat down with us to explain all the disclosures, reports and forms. Stella was very flexible about meeting us after work and on weekends, and was very responsive to email and phone calls. She helped us figure out how much to offer, and negotiated through a counter offer, and again after the inspections turned up a few items we wanted repaired. The house we got is in a great neighborhood, but needed a bit of work. She came out several times for inspections, and even went to the house when we were at work to show around contractors and help us get bids for the work. Three years after we moved in, she is still a great resource for us as we have had questions about local contractors and services.

Vanessa Totten and Glen Ryan

Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $825K in Walnut Creek, CA.
Stella has gone above and beyond my expectations of what a real estate agent will do with her clients. Her expertise helped us make prompt and informed decisions when we needed her most. We’ve searched high and low for our home (since 2007) and she has shown nothing but patience. Our experience with her has been nothing but positive. Stella has held our hand throughout the entire process no matter how little experienced we were in buying and selling our homes. We trust her for all of or real estate needs.

Ging Lee and George Wang

Stella was terrific to work with in a particularly stressful Seller’s Market last spring with clients (us) who were highly anxious, weekend buyers with two young sons in tow after long drives up from SoCal. She understood our taste perfectly and as well as our needs, and kept us rational at times when we were ready to offer on a shack with 2 bedrooms for a million (exaggerating, of course (-;) as our anxiety peaked. She knows the Lamorinda area through-and-through. Is calm and professional at all times, taking our multitude of calls in stride and never once losing patience with us. She handled all paperwork, inspections, etc. smoothly and easily, and the process went without a hitch when we found our home. Very personable, honest, knowledgeable, and great to work with!

Meggin Hollister

Stella was paramount to the successful sale of our home. She was accurate with her preliminary estimates, current market window for sale, and our neighborhood trends. Stella helped us stage our home beautifully and swiftly as well as planning and arranging every step of the seller’s process for such a swift sale. We sold our home in 1 week after placing on market. Thank you very much Stella.

Stefania Lew

Rick and Paula
Stella was very professional, yet down to earth and enjoyable to work with. She went above and beyond what was expected of her. Her extensive knowledge of how to present a home for sale and when to put it on the market helped us sell our home quickly and for top dollar.

Rick and Paula

I have both sold and purchased properties using Stella over the past 10 years. Her advice and recommendations have always been right on. She is exceptional at preparing a property for sale, marketing and managing the sale through the closing. Whether selling or buying, Stella goes above and beyond to make the transaction as seamless as possible. Stella is the best!

Robert

“I cannot imagine there is a real estate agent out there that is better than Stella. She has a commanding knowledge of the area and is well connected with the key players including inspectors and contractors. Stella is extremely patient and always put me and my family first. Her services did not stop when the transaction was complete, she is always happy to help when we call. There is no reason to work with anyone but Stella.”

Eric Yi

“I cannot imagine there is a real estate agent out there that is better than Stella. She has a commanding knowledge of the area and is well connected with the key players including inspectors and contractors. Stella is extremely patient and always put me and my family first. Her services did not stop when the transaction was complete, she is always happy to help when we call. There is no reason to work with anyone but Stella.”

Mary and Donald

We met Stella at an open house 8 years ago when we were first checking out the Orinda area for a future move. She spent lots of time with us to show us all the different areas around Orinda, Moraga and Lafayette to understand what kind of property we were looking for. I knew how picky we were, but she never seemed to mind if we wanted to see more houses! She was very reliable and helped us negotiate a deal with the seller even though our house wasn’t even on the market yet! Over the years, Stella has become a reliable source for referrals for work that needed to be done at our house, or to just put on her “realtor hat” and give me her honest opinion about something I was thinking of doing. She knows the surrounding areas inside and out, and she is a pleasure to work with.

Laura Wirth

Stella has helped me sell two houses and she helped my husband sell a house before he and I were married. Stella is very good at analyzing the market and pricing a house well. She regularly goes above and beyond to make the process easy for her clients. She works to push a sale through, even when the buyer’s agent drags their feet or drops the ball. We didn’t know Stella before my husband did the first real estate transaction with her, but she has become a trusted friend.

Nancy and David Sanker

Stella is a totally professional and honest agent for either the buyer or seller. I have worked with her as my agent in both roles. She genuinely cares for her customers comfort and satisfaction with the final deal. She always had time to deal with my concerns. She respects her customer’s level of comfort when making suggestions about changes which will improve saleability. She also is quick to notice things which will need work when looking at a potential purchase.

Lyn Cassano…

Stella was very professional, yet down to earth and enjoyable to work with. She went above and beyond what was expected of her. Her extensive knowledge of how to present a home for sale and when to put it on the market helped us sell our home quickly and for top dollar.

Rick and Paula Plasjak