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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.