M: 925.639.2739 mobile
- O: 925.934.2900 office
- SFR, ABR, FTBS
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Yoana is a resident of Walnut Creek and knows the local East Bay market very well. She is a skilled negotiator and always puts her clients' interests first. Finding the best opportunities for her buyers, sellers and investors is her passion.
She is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), First Time Home Buyer Specialist, and Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified.
She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics. This helps her determine clients' financial and business goals. As an investor, landlord, and Realtor herself she always shares her personal experiences with clients to help them better understand what it means to be a first-time buyer, become an investor, or maximize on the equity built in homes when they are selling. She can advise you on how to utilize the 1031 exchange in order to maximize tax benefits and build your net worth.
A little about her personal life: In her spare time she loves to be with her family. She has two active boys who go to sports and art activities. She loves to volunteer at their school and to create many donation events through her work (book, diapers, food, toys, and clothes donations). She was teaching for the No Child Left Behind program for almost 10 years and loves to participate in different events that promote better opportunities for everyone in the community. She loves to read, to attend self-development classes and events, and to travel.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange to finance, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
"I met Yoana at an open house. I was immediately impressed with her collective presence and invited her to my home to get to know her. She came prepared with a business presentation, toured my home and we spoke of the real estate market in my neighboorhood. I was not planning on selling my home until the following year. That was, now, a little more than a year ago. As I started preparing for a move, and sell of the property I received a call from Yoana. She was following up on our meeting of the prior year. She beat me to the punch, as I was planning to contact her. I did in fac list my home with Yoana. She is 100% business with a friendly manner, probably the most organized person I've ever know, straight forward and REAL. She did not promise anything she could not deliver. From my terms for the sale through the buyer offer she managed the process with confidence, excellenc, and integrity. My property went on the market on a Tuesday and an offer was accepted on that subsequent Friday ("
"Yoana helped me buy my first property last year in December. I was in a rough spot when I met her — I had just lost my Mom to cancer, I had no furniture but a mattress to my name, and needed to find a place to live with an inheritance that was due to me after selling my childhood home with my siblings. I was so lucky I found her when I did! She is a very kind, professional, punctual, and helpful realtor. She was super patient with me as it took me several months of looking on-and-off and I never felt any pressure to buy/make any decision. Also, she responded to my texts and messages swiftly — with kindness and willingness to help in any way that she could. I was brand new to buying a real estate property and she helped educate me about making the best decisions. What I most appreciated about her as my realtor was that she was direct and upfront about any problems or potential down-falls she noticed in properties we looked at. She wasn’t hesitant about giving her opinion and I apprecia"
-Michelle Dondono, Client
"From the beginning Yoana was always straightforward and set realistic expectations, however, she never gave up and kept working diligently to get me into my first home. Throughout the entire process, I always felt Yoana was truly looking out for my best interest which made this whole process less daunting. The lines of communication were always open and the questions I asked were promptly answered, between her and the loan agent she recommended. I’m very fortunate to have paired with Yoana in buying my first home!"
- zuser20200428103445547, Client
"Yoana is a pleasure to work with. She is dedicated to her clients, loves what she does, she’s extremely efficient, resourceful and a true professional. We have worked with her on a few occasions - renting out a rental property and home purchases - and we will definitely be working with her for any of our real estate needs. We highly recommend Yoana to anyone looking to buy or sell and we wish her many more successful transactions and happy clients!"
-emi 2004, Client