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We are forever grateful for Sara Collins helping us purchase our first home! She made us feel like an equal partner in the process providing us with so much knowledge, confidence and fun during what could be such a stressful time. Sara’s positive upbeat personality is such a joy to work with and I think all her fellow real estate agents couldn’t agree more. She was very responsive and on top of everything that we needed and made the process as seamless as possible. Thank you Sara for everything and we look forward to working with you again in the future!
Sara was awesome and I would recommend her to all of my friends and family! We were first time home buyers and she was very knowledgeable. She worked very hard to help us find our home and was always available when we needed her. Thank you Sara!!
Sara is the absolute best realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have bought and sold 11 properties before I met her and she is heads and shoulders above anyone I have worked with before. Sara goes above and beyond what you would expect. She has extensive knowledge of neighborhoods, extensive contacts such as painters, HVAC, plumbers, trash pick up, gardeners, anyone you need she has great contacts for you to work with who are very competitively priced and are excellent vendors. She will walk you through the whole process whether it's pricing your property, showing the property, what to prepare ahead of time, what to spend money on or what is not necessary to do to sell. Any unforeseen situations that might arise (like my A/C unit developing a leak 3 days before being put on the market), she is right there with you to resolve immediately. She priced my home competitively to get the most traffic and negotiated on my behalf for the best outcome. She is always reachable, whether early or late in the day/evening/weekends, she is always accessible. She sold my primary residence - and though I was already working with another realtor before I met her for a purchase in another city - she did not hesitate to offer her insights and knowledge on my purchase (even though she would not benefit from that purchase) and even saved me some heartache that the other realtor should have pointed out. She just cares about helping you in any way possible. I can't say enough good things about her, her integrity, her knowledge, her professionalism, her energy, and man, she really goes to bat for you. I have very high standards and expectations, Sara exceeds them in every way. I can recommend her without any qualms. If you have the opportunity to work with her on a purchase or sale - go for it - you will not go wrong - AND you will have a friend for life. Sara is special.
I can’t speak highly enough of Sara Collins as my real estate agent. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty, integrity, and hard work ethics are very much appreciated and respected. Over the years we have used Sara to sell and purchase a handful of homes. Some of the properties she worked on with us were investment rental properties and she handled the communication between the tenants and us very well. I can also say the same about the process of buying and the communication between us and the buyers to get a smooth transaction with the best outcome. Our last purchase with Sara was our dream house! She spent the time going to open houses, finding out what our likes and needs were and making sure we found it. Now we get to raise our family in our dream house, and it is because of Sara. I think of how appreciative of Sara I am daily. She is one of the hardest working, detail
oriented, motivate and kind people I know. She is very good with people, and has a knack for matching the buyer with the owner... Furthermore, what she predicted the sale to be like, was indeed what happened, and in a very short amount of time. Each and every time! She knows the business and I wouldn’t trust anyone else to handle any of our buying or selling needs.
We met Sara and the Collins group at a open house and the rest was history. She's the best real estate agent and my husband and I feel so blessed to have met her. She was on top of everything and answered all our questions and concerns to the full extent. If you're looking for a smart, professional, excellent agent, you're in good hands 🙂 she'll be responsive and go beyond any concerns you have.
Sara Collins was referred to my wife and me by a family member who had utilized her services on a prior sale. We retained her services and she immediately began her due diligence on the market and profile of prospective buyers for our penthouse condominium in Signal Hill. With her direction, we renovated the home, and then she began staging the interior with furniture and fixtures that met the anticipated profile of the potential buyers. She successfully identified numerous buyers, and focused us on an all cash prioritization. We were successful in closing the transaction within 60 days, and controlled escrow throughout the process. In addition, Sara assisted us with a 1031 exchange. We could not be more pleased with the professional service the Collins Group provided. At all times, the client came first. Their ability to communicate the details in an understandable fashion made it easy for us, the seller, to complete the paperwork and finalize the transaction. Her ability to negotiate on our behalf showed her experience, professionalism, and tenacity. We would not have been successful completing the sale in such a short timeframe without the Collins Group. I highly recommend Sara and the Collins Group for all real estate sales and acquisitions.
When we put our house on the market we were so worried about how this was going to go. We work full time, have a 2 year old child, and a senior dog. How were we going to show our home? How were we going to get everything done so we could show our home? How would we do this without too much disruption to our daily lives? How? Not to mention the emotional stress this was going to bring being our first home we owned and the place we brought our baby home from the hospital. All this stress without even putting our house one the market! Then Sara Collins came into the picture with her calm, cool, can do, no problem attitude.
From the first second she came to our home she put us at ease. We never once had to worry about the “how”. She made it HER job to worry about the “how”. Never once did we feel less than her only client even though we knew she was handling multiple deals all while moving her own family into a new home. Through all that, when I was stressing out and called her… she picked up each and every time. She talked me off the ledge each and every time. My husband lovingly calls her my “therapist”.
She put our family first, making sure that we were inconvenienced as little as possible. She priced our home over what we ever imagined but accurately as it pulled in multiple offers and selling over asking! Her knowledge of the market is second to none. She did everything in her power to make sure we would only move one time by renting back thus uproot our child only one time and for that I will be forever grateful. She knew the best way to handle our sale and our family to make sure that we were taken care of.
When we bought our dream house, it was a seller’s market. We beat out 7 offers and the reason they picked our offer? Sara. Her care and personality make everyone want to like her, be friends with her or both. When the seller’s agent tells you that your agent is literally the best… there is really not much else you have to say for a ringing endorsement.
She went from our agent to our friend to family. Auntie Sara, as she is known to our son, will always be part of our family. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better person to have our best interest at heart in this very crazy market
My wife and I are experienced buyers. When we decided to find a dream house we knew Sara would be great and she exceeded expectations. Helped us stage and sell for well over asking our home that we had since 1999. Walked along side us and even encouraged us to see as many properties to find the perfect home. Great advice, caring but most important she is a real pro with all aspects of the buying selling process.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sara with the Collins Group. Sara was able to help me find the perfect place for me and my family even with my damaged credit. Sara was also very good at follow up and just following through on things that she said she would. Love the house and thank you Sara.
Sara came highly recommended by a trusted friend, so we signed her up when we were looking for a second home. She is one of the most professional and proactive brokers we have come across and indeed a pleasure to work with. She managed the entire process efficiently - we were able to find the right home, make a fair offer, go through various inspections and close the escrow - all in less than a month! Throughout the process, she constantly communicated the progress to us. We'd highly recommend the Collins Group to anyone looking to buy or sell a new home.
Sara is great! Sara represented my family on the buy side. She is very informative and walked us through the process of buying a home as any veteran would do with ease. She was constantly on top of every little detail that needed to be handled, signed, sent, back, etc. Sara always answered our calls or texts. She had answers before I could finish my question. Sara has a vast network of contractors that can handle/fix anything needed. She was very helpful in meeting these contractors during and after close. This was a big help for us! Sara was a true asset to us and a joy to work with. It is refreshing to work with someone who really knows the business and can navigate it with ease. She is a true professional and I would highly recommend her for any real estate transaction.
Wow- where do i start? From beginning to end, the Collins Group was nothing but professional, experienced, reliable, and phenomenal at communication. I think everyone can agree that communication is key. Sara would actually call me back, email, and text me, EVERY TIME she said she would, and in the time frame she gave me. I have never had such reliability with an agent. It was the smoothest transaction we have ever had, with no major hiccups or problems. The other agent created a couple of problems, but Sara was right there with a solution and took care of it immediately. I felt so taken care of and knew the Collins Group had my back all the way. I would recommend them to anyone that loves great service and appreciates action being done when it's supposed to be! Thanks Collins Group for an amazing experience!!
Sara is the best of the best. She is always extremely responsive, savvy with negotiation, knowledgeable and patient. We felt confident having Sara represent us and would trust her again for our real estate investments!
Sara Collins sets the gold standard for all realtors. Her exceptional and personalized customer service is off the charts. I was selling my parents home that they had lived in for 40 years and had a budget. She took my budget, created a plan of what we could do, communicated with her connections, and made it happen in a short amount of time. Her caring style will make you feel like family. I knew that I could trust her with every detail and she far exceeded my expectations by communicating every step and what my options were when things popped up. You can’t go wrong with Sara!
All kidding aside this is THE REALTOR to use. Not sure where to start though Sara's high energy & experience is which leads to your selling & buying experience, to go as smooth as possible. Also talk about a relator who fights for you whether you are buying or selling, Sara goes all out. I thought Sara was quite fair and she met all my needs and expectations. There are a LOT of realtors out there and I am not a big fan of them due to lots of them being shady. Though as for the Collins group, I sized up Sara and she is as good as they come. Don't do yourself wrong and give the Collins Group a shot before going to anyone else. I am a business owner myself, and I can be a real hard ass, though after sizing up Sara, I knew she was our girl/realtor. I give the Collins Group 5 stars regarding their customer service.
Sara Collins, has been an amazing Real Estate Agent throughout our entire process of buying our first home. She is the type that goes above and beyond to make you extremely happy and make the process of it all stress-free. It's crazy to think that this experience was the easiest transaction we have ever made. Which tells a lot because I am 6 months pregnant. Her communication skills, professionalism and her persistence was absolutely INCREDIBLE. Giving her 5 stars seems like an insult! She deserves the freaking crown!!!
"Sara is hands down one of the best Real Estate agents in the industry. She is so experienced, organized and has amazing communication. She helped me sell my house for almost $200k over asking and she was honestly a dream to work with every step of the way. I was so impressed by Sara that I referred both of my brothers to her and they are both closing escrow this month. My family and I are so grateful for her and all her help! Megan and Ryan H. Costa Mesa, CA
Sara is nothing short of phenomenal. Professional, timely, and an exceptionally effective communicator. She has all bases covered wether you
are buying, renting or selling. We have done all three with her and look forward to working with her again in the future. Her indepth knowledge
allowed us to go to market, accept offers and close within a compressed timeline. Her can do attitude demonstrates her commitment to her clients.
You could not ask for better representation.
Just purchased an investment property with Sara Collins as my agent.
She is absolutely amazing and very professional. Her service is exceptional and outstanding. She made the transaction from start to finish, fun and easy. I would recommend her to all my family and friends
My wife and I were looking to purchase our first home - we knew which community we wanted and we went to an open house. Low and behold, we met Sara! She put out Girl Scout cookies, the place looked and smelled AMAZING!! She was the nicest person ever too, and after meeting with so many realtors, we could tell she was the best and most genuine.
So we didn't end up getting that house, BUT we immediately asked Sara to be our realtor and it was the best decision we could've done 🙂 She's amazing at every step of the way, and as of the beginning of April, we have our first house!!!!
I had been thinking about buying a home for some time. Shortly thereafter, I ran into Sara Collins at the local library. I expressed to her that I was looking for a realtor and we set up a date to look at houses the next week. I never felt pressured as Sara was very patient and accommodating with me. When I found a house I was interested in, she immediately set up a time for us to view it. Once I finally found the house that I decided to put an offer on, Sara walked me through the process from the beginning until the end. Surprisingly I found a house within 3 weeks of looking! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend The Collins Group to all of my friends and family!
Sara Collins is the absolute BEST real estate professional! As the owner of her own real estate firm, she is eager to provide exceptional service to her clients. She has outstanding communication skills and guides you through each step of the transaction. Sara has an engaging personality and she maintains a great attitude even when times can get stressful! Because of her great negotiation skills, we closed two transactions within days of each other making it a seamless transaction! I would highly recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! She has impressed my family beyond what we could ever imagine! Thank you, Sara for your awesome hard work! We are grateful to have such a highly ethical caring real estate agent!!!
The Collins Group is an outstanding firm and recommend them to the highest degree. Sara Collins was extremely informative, an excellent communicator and made the process of selling a breeze. Her tenacity and follow through showed in the longevity of the listing which was minimal and received above asking price. Sara's personality is contagious and such a joy to work with. She went above and beyond in every way. Choose the Collins Group for your next listing for lease or sale! 5 stars!
We have purchased many houses over the years. Sara is, by far, the best agent we've had. From start to finish she was thorough, communicative and persistent. Our last purchase, the seller's agent told us, if it wasn't for Sara, the owner would have picked another buyer.
Thank you Sara Collins!
Sara was wonderful to work with. Very friendly and outgoing and she always went the extra mile. My registration got sent to our old address and she picked it up for us a month after the sale. We were very happy with the sale and would highly recommend her to others looking for a reliable realtor.
Sara was professional and helped me complete a 1031 exchange for my investment property in Dana Point. We found the property in about 2 weeks and she got the ball rolling. We had a 30 day escrow and Sara really was the force getting a lot of things done with the place. She used the inspection report to get most of the repairs done. She kept me in the loop with everything, but she took care of the work herself which was a relief and a huge help for me. I would use her again in the future and recommend.
Very easy to work with. Sold our house immediately and were available to search for our dream home. We loved our first home but found our dream home and love it! Everything went fast and Billy was available every time something came up. We can’t say enough good things about Billy and Sara! Thank you!!! Together they made the process smooth and were just as excited as we were to find the right home!
Sara helped us buy and sell a home at the same time. This was our fifth home purchase, but our first time trying to coordinate the sale and purchase of a home at the same time without having to find a temporary living situation between the two. Sara was professional, organized, and efficient and ensured that the process ran smoothly and the timing worked out perfectly, which was no easy task! In addition to her effectiveness, she was also kind, supporting, and caring throughout what can easily be a very stressful process. I'm so grateful to have worked with her and now call her my friend too!
Sara did a phenomenal job in selling my Irvine Watermark condo that was
tenant occupied with 4 college students to the extent that we closed on the day after their lease ended! A great hands on partner who is very knowledgeable with the market and who knows how to make a deal happen. She is very prompt with communication and will keep you informed of the ongoing situations. She has been a friend for many years and I am sure this won't be the last deal I work with her on!
Sara and her team went above and beyond for us every step of the way. Sara is compassionate, organized, and well versed in her industry. We successfully sold our condo after only be listed for 4 days at asking price and in December! Sara then found our dream forever home within weeks. She jumped into action and gracefully worked with the selling agent and family to ensure they got to know us and we're confident that in addition to our offer, we would be the right family to take care of their home. Sara always put our needs and wants first and her team was extremely proactive with process and paperwork. Because of this, there were never any surprises or delays. We highly recommend Sara and her team at The Collins Group OC.
A quick THANK YOU to Sara Collins for the amazing job you did at selling my townhome in such record timing! Your professionalism did not go unnoticed. I appreciate you and can't wait to work with you again! For those of you that would like to hear my story, here it is... I was a little nervous and a bit apprehensive to even start the process of trying to sell my townhome. Besides being a little attached to my first ever place I could call my own, I was a little uncertain about how to sell and if this was the right time to do so...especially since I currently had tenants living there. Sara stepped in and went above and beyond to educate me about current market conditions and the local competition, and that put me at ease right away. She listed my townhome in the first week, received offers within the first 3 days, went into contract within 10 days and closed escrow in 45 days to allow the tenants time to find a new home. While closing escrow, I was out of town and Sara did not hesitate to make sure everything was buttoned up and handled with the utmost care on my behalf. My tenants were pleased and felt their needs were met, I was able to carry on with my life without any added stress and the buyer was able to get into their new townhome on time and when they needed to. Bravo Sara! You ARE the best!
We met Sara Collins (referred by a friend) and I was impressed from the beginning by her appearance and manners. We were at crossroads trying to decide if we should rent or buy a house. We didn't have a lot of time to search. From previous experiences, buying or selling a house is a nightmare. Collin's Group proved me wrong: very knowledgeable of the process of buying and selling, Sara Collins guided us from the moment we explained what we are looking for in a house. Our lifestyle and health reduced the number of houses to a handful. Our budget also limited our options in the location we desired to live. Sara immediately help us to present our financial status and have us pre-approved in a very short time.
Excellent negotiator - she helped us offer a price that was in our budget but also appealing to the seller.
Once our offer was accepted a chain reaction started. From the inspections to the negotiations with the seller - everything was organized. In the same time the process of escrow started rolling fast. More than everything Sara kept us informed in a unique way: we were included in all her correspondence by email or phone with the financial department, seller's agent, inspectors and contractors, etc. Never had a question not answered. Everybody worked hard to make our experience smooth. For many people is hard to believe but we met Sara Collins for the first time in August 16th and we walked in our home on September 30th.
Collin's Group is not just a firm it is a REALITY! Sara Collin's skills as a real estate agent are combined with her ability to anticipate, organize and coordinate.
She genuinely cares for her clients. Her charm and pleasant company made our experience so special.
We are grateful for knowing her and we will recommend her without hesitation to anybody who has interest in buying or selling a house.
Sara sold our home in Newport Beach in record time at 97% of list price, which was a price we did not think was necessarily achievable until she showed us the market comps and educated us on where buyers were valuing homes. She didn't do an open house or other invasive sales tactics that don't actually sell your home. She spent hours on the phone with local agents, neighbors, and potential buyers.
We went from signing the listing agreement to being under contract in 10 days and Sara went the extra mile to make sure this deal went smoothly (even when the buyer's agent was unsure of something and the deal nearly went sideways, Sara hustled to the rescue with a smile.). I cannot recommend her strongly enough!
Sara is by far the best real estate professional I've ever worked with. She is professional yet very friendly and personable. She is knowledgable and was able to guide us through the selling process masterfully. She went above and beyond what any other agent has ever done in my experience - preparing the house for showings, hosting multiple open houses with cookies that she baked, following up quickly with potential buyers, preparing neighborhood information for buyers and appraisers, being on site to meet with inspectors and contractors, and really just treating the sale as if it were her own house she was selling. I feel that Sara really went the extra mile for me, and I could not be more pleased with the results
"Sara is awesome!" These were the words we said throughout the entire process while we were working with her. We recently needed her assistance with our search for a property and it was a seamless and absolutely amazing experience. She is so diligent and always wants to go the extra mile for her clients. She was also easygoing, proactive, and very responsive. Sarah is a realtor who is kind, trustworthy and is dedicated to you as a client. Her service and commitment to her job stood out above all.
Sara was our agent/broker representing us in the sale of our house and we found our experience with her to be very rewarding. She was always available to us. She kept us informed of what was currently happening and helped to solve many of the obstacles on the road to closing escrow. She had a great attitude and she went the extra mile to get the house sold.
I worked with Sara on the sale of my home and leasing a new home for me and my husband. She was the best agent I have ever worked with - she was a fantastic negotiator, was very helpful and informative every step of the way and went above and beyond in every aspect of the transaction. I would highly recommend Sara Collins and The Collins Group if you want to have an awesome experience buying or selling a home. Thank you Sara!
We have been in our new home about a month and a half now and have to thank you once again for finding us the perfect home! We know that our shopping list was really like finding a needle in a haystack, but you found it! The home, the location, the price that we wanted, you truly are the most knowledgeable and thorough agent that we have ever worked with. Your ability to work well with others, absolute professionalism and relentlessness in seeing the close of sale through and keeping every promise. Even after the sale...you are amazing! Thank you and we will definitely work with you again in the future.
Sara and her real estate agent, Billy, worked with my wife and I on our first home purchase. I can't say enough great things about this pair. They are the dynamic duo! We felt comfortable through the entire process and couldn't be happier with their service.
When we selected Billy and Sara to represent us, they've been extremely prompt with us, our lender, escrow, and even the seller agent. Literally, they would answer the phone immediately or call back within 5 minutes. This probably was a big reason why we got our home in the first place. They are the most efficient pair I've ever seen.
We spent one and only one day viewing homes with Billy. Our first offer was the only offer that we needed. Billy and Sara pushed the paper work so fast we couldn't get a chance to put a second offer down!
Till this day, I continue to talk to both Sara and Billy for advice on random home issues. They are still happy to provide suggestions or tips.
I highly recommend these two and I will definitely have them represent us for our next home purchase.
Just as her email implies, Sara is great! This was my 4th real estate purchase and my first time working with Sara. I could only wish I had worked with her before. She is a true professional! She worked tirelessly to make the deal happen. From negotiating with the sellers to calling on her extensive network of service contractors, she was there every step of the way!
Sara represented us when we leased our SFD in Newport Beach. She made it so easy! She arranged tours, screened tenants, and negotiated us through a challenging process resulting in a great tenant who signed a 2 year lease, providing us predictable cash flow. Sara is great!
Sara Collins represented us in leasing our residence and was incredible! She was super organized, extremely professional and knowledgeable. Sara's communication throughout the process was impeccable and made a not so fun process easy and found us a reliable tenant for two years. I recommend her to the highest degree.