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Here is an email I sent to Sally after we closed escrow:
"Thank you for being a walking testament on how to do realty right. I don't think we would have seriously considered this direction if you were not involved. In fact, there wasn't even a question about how to proceed... just that we needed to get you involved from the beginning. Escrows, like a few other things in life, tend to show a person's true colors, and, having been down this road together a few times, there was a trust factor on both sides that was very reassuring."
-Gary, Dillon Beach, CA (Buyer)
22 days ago
My husband and I are first time home buyers so naturally we were a bit apprehensive with the whole process. We were put in contact with Sally Dunbar through our loan officer Jody Reese of Vitek. After explaining our home needs, Sally signed us up on Lyons' "daily alert" where we received a daily email about new homes that were for sale in our price range and area.
Sally is very professional, knowledgeable, and most of all, very patient! She answered all of our questions quickly; she even took our phone calls after working hours. We highly recommend Sally Reese! Thanks for all you've done for us!
-The Titchenals, Fair Oaks (Buyer)
2 months ago
Sally came highly recommended by my brother and sister-in-law. They used her previously to buy a house and we're very happy with her.
Sally helped my brothers and I sell a house.
She was very helpful and was very available to answer questions or give advice. She knows her stuff and if there was anything she didn't know or was unsure of, she found out for sure. I found her to be very honest. She didn't guarantee anything that couldn't be guaranteed, she didn't make any false promises or anything of that nature.
Everything went very smoothly. In fact it was a very fast sale and Sally was on the ball with everything. She made our interests her interests. Her care for us came through in her actions. She wasn't just trying to sell a house. She was trying to help us sell a house with the best outcome for everyone involved, particularly us. Incredibly important to me.
It was a very positive experience overall. I'm very happy with Sally as a realtor!
-Yuri Launitz, Sacramento (Seller)
3 months ago
There were many problems with the house following years of deferred maintenance. Sally Dunbar was instrumental in finding/recommending just the exact person we needed to fix the problems. Very pro-active and she found contractors who charged a decent price and did fantastic work. Every step of the way, when there was a problem, Sally had the solution! She was fabulous.
-Gloria Gearou (Seller)
5 months ago
Sally Dunbar made it easy and comfortable. She said it? I did it. Easy! You can't argue with expertise. House sold in 4 days.
-Debbie Kennedy - Gold River (Seller)
5 months ago
Sally was a delight!
Sally's experience was a large part about what drew us to her (besides the rave reviews from friends and family of course.) She knew many of the realtors who were selling the houses we looked at. Her knowledge of the Escrow process and the best way to look at home buying were incredibly helpful after our previously arduous experience of putting in multiple offers and coming up short. She inspired us to get back out there but on our own terms.
Sally was our second realtor due to a difficult process with a different realtor in another company. She was a breath of fresh air. My husband and I were relieved once we started working with Sally. She made the process as comfortable as home-buying could possibly be!
6 months ago
Sally's the best! No question, if anyone I know needs an agent, I would insist they use Sally.
-Don Matson, Fair Oaks, California (Seller)
7 months ago
My advice to anyone retaining Sally Dunbar, please listen to her and follow her recommendations and it will be smooth sailing. I put a lot of trust in Sally and it paid off.
-Kevin Horan, Las Vegas, NV (Seller)
7 months ago
Sally Dunbar was recommended by both my parents and brother for the house buying process. I called Sally on a Friday afternoon and my husband and I were looking at houses Sunday. We found our dream home right away and Sally helped us get it as quickly as possible. The whole process was easy thanks to Sally!
8 months ago
I was interested in moving my family to Fair Oaks and while doing some Google searching, stumbled across Sally Dunbar's website. I had an immediate sense that she was going to be the right realtor for us given her immense knowledge of the area. Not only was she knowledgable, but her professionalism was top notch. We were really happy to have found her, and she was wonderful in assisting us through the process of buying a home. She worked well with my crazy schedule and was always immediately available to answer questions. Highly recommended.
-Nicki Braxley, Fair Oaks (Buyer)
10 months ago
As a single mother Sally really understood my financial and personnel needs for my family home. She was so organized and efficient with showing me homes I was interested in, then discussing the pros and cons. This led to me buying a home I need and love for myself and my family.
-Jennifer, Citrus Heights (Buyer)
10 months ago
Sally is wonderful. The process was quite wonky through no fault of Sally and she really came through when I needed her help and understanding. She is extremely knowledgeable about Sacramento and surrounding areas which was a huge help to me coming from Southern California. I highly recommend her to anyone for the buying process.
-Kier harris (Buyer)
10 months ago
We had not met Sally Dunbar before she came to our home for our discussion on listing our property. She gave us her background information, qualications and list of references. Sally was easy to talk to and was a good listener as well. Both my husband and I would highly recommend Sally Dunbar and Lyon Realty.
Jerry and Phyllis, Fair Oaks
-Jerry and Phyllis, Fair Oaks (Seller)
11 months ago
My husband and I are expecting identical twin girls later this fall, so it was very important for us the find the perfect starter home for our growing family in somewhat of a short time frame, to get settled before the babies arrive.
During what we heard can be a very stressful time with buying a home (plus babies on the way), we never felt stressed throughout the entire home buying process with Sally as our realtor and advocate. We knew we were in trusted, experienced hands with Sally on our side. Sally kept us in the loop during the negotiating, inspections, and underwriting processes with our loan officer, and also made extra efforts to be present when we met with the title company to sign and explain the mountain of paperwork to us.
We wanted to be close to downtown Sacramento where both of our jobs are located, and Sally was great about meeting us across town to show us homes on short notice, with research done about neighborhoods, flood insurance info, you name it! Once we found our perfect home, she really went to bat for us negotiating, and we got the first house we made on offer on! Woohoo!!
Thanks to Sally, we have an adorable home we get to raise our family in - and we are so grateful!
Thank you Sally, we love you & our new home!
Sean, Kim, Ava & the "Green beans"
-Sean & Kimberly Green (West Sacramento) (Buyer)
11 months ago
Sally's work was absolutely amazing. We're first-time home buyers and I'm shocked and amazed at how smoothly the entire process went.
She was on top of things every step of the way, and kept us in the loop on what to expect and did not hesitate to advise on how to proceed.
-Aaron Stewart, Fair Oaks, CA (Buyer)
1 year ago
We had met Sally when the home next to ours was listed. Later, we chose Sally to list our home. So, it was a natural progression to choose Sally as our "buyers" agent, since we had such a positive experience with her previously.
Sally was always conveyed the epitome of professionalism. She was extremely patient with us as we waded through the sea of homes available, and through the turmoils associated with seeking a new home. There were no negatives associated with our experience.
In all aspects, Sally's expertise and knowledge base, proved to be of such value that we cannot imagine the end result being any better if we had used anyone else. She was always available, and provided fantastic observations which helped immensely in our final purchase choice.
-Thomas Sykes, Folsom, Ca (Buyer)
1 year ago
My wife and I worked with Sally Dunbar while we searched for our first home in the Fall of 2015. Sally had worked with friends and family before but we also appreciated her experience in the business and her familiarity with both Fair Oaks and Gold River, the two areas we had chosen to focus our search on. Sally was so wonderful to work with and eventually found us a perfect home in Gold River that we are thrilled to now be in. Throughout the entire process she was patient, knowledgeable, and most importantly a source of information and advocacy on our behalf. We both feel like she made our first experience with home-buying enjoyable and as stress-free as anyone could ever hope for. We enthusiastically recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
-Kellen and Amber Arno, Gold River, CA (Buyer)
1 year ago
As a trustee of an estate in Fair Oaks and living out of state I was so impressed with the professional support I received from Sally. It certainly made my job easier. I was constantly informed of the progress of the sale right down to us meeting and closing the escrow. I would highly recommend Sally as her expertise in the real estate market is tops!!
"Hire Sally Dunbar if you want an expert, a highly skilled professional with 35 years savvy experience and who is ballsy enough to be frank & candid with you. Gently spoken, she will map an intelligent strategy to hit your goal. This woman knows her stuff, has very high ethics, and if you're smart, you'll learn a lot about how to buy or sell your special home. But don't bother with an expert if you are not ready to: listen hard, take notes, and carefully consider her advice. She will guide & support you, and will protect you from the hazards, with conscientous caring & devoted diligence - whether you're a buyer or a seller. Be prepared to do your part! I researched long and hard to find Sally - you should be so lucky. (2 days to contract in a slow market to find perfect buyers = incredible!! Way to go, Sally, you Rock!)"
-Laura C., Litigation Attorney
From an agent I just closed escrow with: "Sally - I always research the agents on the other side of a new transaction. You have a wonderful reputation in our Auburn office - quick to respond, honest, knowledgeable, straight shooter, etc. I have to tell you that you far exceeded the glowing reports I had heard."
-Dana A - Realtor
"Sally is an amazing Realtor. she is very knowledgeable in her field of real estate. Sally is honest, dependable and very thorough in her dealings. We have known Sally for many years and have done several real estate transactions with her. She earned our love and respect long ago. It is our opinion she is the best Realtor one could ask for."
-Steve & Patricia S.
From a buyer's agent on my closed listing: "Sally, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a great transaction. It's so rare these days that I encounter a wonderful professional like yourself and that the transaction goes so smoothly. I was a positive experience for both my buyer and myself. I hope to work with your again."
-Julie B, Realtor
My mother and I had such a positive experience with Sally. She came to our first appointment with a lot of information and was completely prepared. Once we were ready to list we knew we were in good hands. Everything went smoothly due to her expertise.
"I told my friend who chose to work with you, Sally, that you are the best agent ever and that whatever comes from your mouth is like that being foretold 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 G. Realtor
“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.”
Sally was incredible! She was so very knowledgeable in EVERY aspect of real estate. She was extremely supportive and helped me every step of the way. I will absolutely recommend Sally to everyone.
"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."
-Vickie K, Appraiser
"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 H.
We want to thank you for how you handled the recent sale of our house. You made a daunting process easier with your friendly, professional approach to the project. You gave us the kind of advice we needed, and even though we had known each other for 25 years, you didn't hesitate to take a very professional approach to our house prep and sale. You had our best interests in mind the whole time, kept us well-informed and put us at ease every step of the way. We feel the advise you gave us greatly contributed to our house selling on the first day. You were a great cheerleader for us!
-Bernadette & John C.
"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 H, Lender
"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."
"Sally is amazing. Her skills negotiating and dealing with people got us this house, no question. Two years of searching and we finally got our dream home. We love Sally!"
-Leilani & Dan D.
"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."
"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!"
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 attributes 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. Cathy C.
"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 & Andrea S.
"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 & Allison B.
"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
perserverence, 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 C.
"Sally Dunbar exceeded our expectations for a Realtor. She was very available and gave us just the right amount of guidance."
-Joe & Sara S.
To the friend who referred Leslie to Sally:"Thank you for the excellent referral to Sally Dunbar. She was the perfect blend of professionalism and compassion. She made the home buying process enjoyable. Thanks for sending the perfect person for the job."
"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."
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.
“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 & Rosemary A.
Sally's professionalism and commitment focused on taking care of my needs from beginning to end - including the two of us rearranging furniture to maximize appeal. Sally's willingness to listen to my input and ideas and combine those with her own expert experience and knowledge led us to two successful transactions - and a treasured long term friendship. She's a fascinating real lady who gives to her family, the community and her clients consistently.