Sally Dunbar

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Your satisfaction is my #1 concern, both DURING and AFTER the sale. See what my clients have to say, and feel free to check my out on YELP.

Sally Dunbar

I still cannot believe my good fortune in finding Sally.  She is that perfect combination of optimism, knowledge, and professionalism and made every step of our home purchase easier and more enjoyable as a result.  This is our 10th move in 34 years - from Laguna Beach, to  Greenwich CT, to Traverse City MI, to Cleveland OH, to Sausalito CA.  Sally is bar none the best realtor we have worked with and we find her a rare talent in the field.
-Mark & Debby L.

I was truly blessed to have the best agent in the USA in Sally!!  Words cannot begin to describe all that she did for me.  Two of her many special atributes are her sensitivity to her clients and her understanding of people.  She begins the process very well -prepared and she is extremely knowledgable about real estate and homes.  She is very professional and very calming, with the latter being so helpful in handling all the stress around sell, buying and moving.
Sally did an amazing video of my home.  My niece who has a photography background said it was extremely well done.  The pictures that the professional photographer did under Sally's eagle eyes were a great quality.  I looked at many pictures of homes online as I was searching for my home here in MD, and I know mine were among the best
Sally went way beyond what most agents would do, helping me get the best moving company and agent in Maryland, and helping me with many other resources that I needed.
I have bought and sold homes in the past and those experiences couldn't begin to compare to what I experienced with  Sally.  Please share this letter with Lyon Real Estate upper management as I want them to know what a treasure they have in Sally Dunbar.
-Dr. Kathy C.

"You took care of us like we were part of your family. You always told us the truth, good or bad, and that was truly helpful."
-John and Junette Wilson

Gerry is an investor who purchased multiple homes from me.
-Gerry S.

"You were not only professional, but you were fun!"
-Ken and Sherry Bluemel

“After 274 days on the market with another reputable agency we called Sally. She presented her marketing plan, and walked through our home and made several suggestions, which we implemented immediately. With her changes, our home just shined! She had an offer for us in 11 short days. Even better, we closed in 15 days. Sally’s professionalism, candor, and expertise were the best gifts we gave ourselves for the holidays!!!! We will always recommend Sally to our friends and family.”
-Curtis and Rosemary Asby

“Sally Dunbar has empathy for her clients, the knowledge and negotiating skills to make transactions happen, the marketing savvy necessary to represent any property and the drive to get it all done. There have been few people who I have observed in the some 30 years that I’ve been in the real estate profession who have combined so many elements into such an outstanding career. Her career can only be described as exceptional. I’m proud to work along side her.”
-Clay Sigg, Senior Vice President/Managing Broker, Lyon Real Estate

“Sally Dunbar is a true pleasure to work with. She was very informative, patient and extremely understanding. Sally is a true professional who we would recommend to anyone we know.”
-Paul & Ida Mamika

“Sally is by far the best agent I know.”
-George Raab, (her Dad)

-Margaret and Gene P.

"We hired you because you recognized our carpet stunk and needed to be replaced. You also recognized our home was worth more than other realtors we interviewed, and sold it in 2 weeks in December. Rock on!"
-Dick and Nancy Hatten

"As a real estate broker myself, I know many real estate agents in the Sacramento area, but when it came to choosing an agent to list and market my elderly parent's home in Del Dayo Estates, I knew I wanted Sally to be the one.  She is enthusiastic and diligent with her listings and her follow-up in the whole process was fabulous.  She was wonderful and patient with my dad and kept all of the family members informed each step of the way.  I can't say enough about Sally Dunbar."
-Patti Codiga, Iron Horse Properties Sothebys

Michael's home was listed for 3 months by another realtor.  He called me and I gave him a laundry list of repairs to make, took great photos, and had it sold, full price, by the first weekend! He was ecstatic.

-Michael, Fair Oaks Seller

"Thank you for making such an intimidating foreign process so friendly and understandable. We had all of our questions explained... so well, that we joked we didn't know what to do after we weren't in touch with you every day!"
-Colleen and Ryan Holcomb

"You didn't just take a look at my house amd say 'It's worth this much, let's list it". It was more like HGTV's Designed to Sell. You gave me many tips on what to do to make it look better. You were in it for me. When I felt a sense of urgency to make a decision, you calmed me down and let me know that no decision was a good decision, too. You are interested in what is best for your client rather than what's best for you. In a nutshell, I like working with you because you are ethical!"
-Marsha Raigoza

I knew when we first met in March, that you would be a great teammate
for us to begin writing this next chapter of our adventure back home
to Fair Oaks. In fact, you play a key character in the story that
literally alters our future. Finding our home, the way you did, is
truly a story to be told for the ages. And so it will be told. And you
have assured yourself entry into the Crowley Hall of Fame. I'm
guessing, given your diligence, determination, creativity and
, that you will also be inducted into the Realtor's Hall
of Fame also one day.

From both of us, thank you for making such a huge positive impact on
our lives
by finding us that perfect home. I want you to know you are
truly gifted and exceptional at what you do and it really does change
and impact people's lives. What a wonderful vocation you have chosen.
Your actions reflect sunshine upon all realtors and what they are
inspired to do - make an impact in the lives of others.
Well done.
-Bob & Marcy Crowley

Mike is a first time home buyer, buying in McKinley Park...

-Mike, first time home buyer.

“I found Sally to be caring, efficient, and professional beyond the word. Her follow-up with detail was impressive.”
-Carol Delzer

As Sally's daughter I've always known what a great mom she is, but not until I became her client did I realize what a great agent she is. Her ability to communicate and work with others made our home finding and escrow process go so smoothly. She told us what to expect and anticipated every step so there wasn't a single bump in our road. We love the house she found us and don't plan to ever move, but if we do, I know we will be in good hands.
-Roxy Dunbar

“We will, as we always do, tell anyone and everyone about you! And of course any move or change we make MUST have a “Sally Dunbar” mark.”
-Gail & Mike Arno

"I told your client that you are the best ever and that whatever comes from your mouth is like that being fortold by an angel… okay, maybe not that extreme, but definitely that she is getting one of the most skilled, experienced, and wonderful Realtors in this town.  I truly do mean it."
-David, a fellow Realtor, speaking to one of my clients

“Sally Dunbar did a fantastic job. I cannot think of one thing that would have made my experience more pleasurable.”
-Wade Serrian

“Thank you for making the house sale so easy. I did just ‘sit home’ and let you do it all. You are the best!”
-Alison Majer

I HAD to write and tell you how impressed I was with your verbiage on the pictures (of a home I used as a comp on an appraisal)!  Good job!  You  made me want to live there with all your visual descriptions.  No wonder you are so successful.
-Vicki K, Appraiser

Retired Realtor Michele Malovos on working with me for 20 years...
-Retired Realtor, Michele Malovos

"Sally - You are truly a godsend to us. We both want to thank you so much for making us realize what we really needed to do to sell our home! You are great, and any one who has you as their realtor should be thankful. "
-Bud & Nancy

"SALLY DUNBAR finished last year ranked #15 out of over 850 Lyon Real Estate professionals in 16 offices across the Sacramento Valley. She earned the highest production standing of any REALTOR with the Platinum Designation awarded by Quality Service Certified. QSC is the premier advocate third-party customer satisfaction company in the real estate industry today. This is a high honor and represents a unique combination of quality customer care and outstanding individual productivity that defines her extraordinary real estate career. "
-Clay Sigg, Sr. Vice President, Lyon Real Estate

Sally is a professional and an expert- in this market you need both. She was willing to work as hard at finding us a home as we were; we spent days driving around from house to house (sometimes seeing as many as 10 houses in a day). She went far above and beyond what we expected, and truly made the experience unique for our situation and circumstances. But what makes Sally a unique realtor in the industry is her experience; she knows everyone in town. That experience is exceptionally helpful when trying to figure out the status of a piece of property or networking with the individuals necessary to get the deal completed. She knows what will work, what won't, and what to put time into. It's more than knowledge; it's wisdom. The only reason we own the home we do at the price we got is because of Sally's hard work.

So long as we live in the area, Sally will be our go-to gal for all our real estate needs.
-Jason and Andrea

"Sally was wonderful to work with through out the entire process.  We contacted Sally because we where looking from a Real Estate Broker with years of experience with the market conditions as they are right now. When we first contacted Sally, Karen and I where not sure how committed we where about buying a new home with the current market conditions (September 2008).Sally helped set us up on her website for e-mail alerts on properties that meet our criteria and let us know right away that looking at houses is part of what she does as a Real Estate Broker and anytime we wanted to go looking at homes would be fine by Sally.  Sally helped us find a good home in the area of town we wanted to live in and helped navigate us through purchasing a Bank Owned Property. Since our purchase in late September 2008, and the market conditions being as they are at this time, I would still consider experience with Real Estate a big factor when choosing Sally to be your Real Estate Broker."
-Dale & Karen Rinde

Sally did a fantastic job for me.  She was knowledgeable, efficient and "patient".  I say patient, as she knew that a buyer can get nervous and pushy.  She worked will with me.  I would highly recommend her.
-Bruce Quick

Sally Dunbar is by far the most knowledgeable and experienced agent I know in the Northern California market. She has fantastic follow through and treats all of her clients as if they were family.

She will always be honest with you and tells it like it is. Great to have someone like her available to help with buying or selling a home in this challenging market.
-Bryan & Lynette

Sally taught me everything I know about buying a home. I was a first time home buyer and knew nothing about what to look for in a home. Now my husband and I are in a good neighbor hood. I am greatful for all the knowledge Sally shared with me during our time together and am looking forward to working with her in the future.
-Lou and Eric

My wife and I married in 2007, decided to sell my townhouse. We listed with an agent and his wife, recommended by a family member, who did absolutely nothing, even after promises that they had great experience with a very down market. We then listed with Sally Dunbar and it was an entirely different experience from the beginning. She was honest, truthful, and obviously very familiar with the market. She made several suggestions which we followed, kept us informed at all times and because of her efforts we were able to sell the property in the worst market in decades, if not history. We were in a world of hurt and I'm not exaggerating when I say that Sally came to our rescue. She is great and we heartily recommend her.
-Nancy & Bud

Sally Dunbar did an outstanding job!  She worked very hard to make sure every little detail went smoothly and helped us get contacts with yard maintenance and inspections.  We are extemely pleased with her work!!
-Jay and Nancy G.

The Sacramento real estate marked had been terrible for over three years.  Sally interpreted the earliest signs of an unforeseen shortage in homes for sale that caused recent comp data to be considerable lower than what price she said we should settle for in a sudden window of opportunity.  
She was accurate in her assessments, totally correct in using a short-term sales strategy, very open with the listing regarding the property and absolutely professional in her over all business skills.  Each phase of the process tracked with her explanations. She invested where most effective - top quality photo and web presentations, and did not waste effort in fluff or over stating estimates.  
-Paul and Allison Brower