In real estate, the mantra is â€œlocation, location, locationâ€¦â€ But location is meaningless unless you have an experienced and skilled real estate agent who can help you find the property and ensure your interests are protected in the transaction. We were very fortunate to have Jill Blechschmidt (McGuire Real Estate & Investments, Vacaville, CA) as our agent for two different transactions. In the first transaction, she patiently helped us find the property we wanted and, after we purchased a home, she helped us sell our former home.
When we began searching for a new home, she asked pertinent questions and helped us refine and focus our search criteria. What we most appreciated was her willingness to help us look outside the immediate area. In fact, our search ranged from Vacaville and Winters in the west to Rancho Murrieta, Rocklin, Granite Bay and Folsom in the east â€” nearly a 45-mile radius from our home in Davis. My wife and I never felt pressured by Jill to make an offer on a home that â€œalmostâ€ met our search criteria. Once we found the home we wanted, she made several critical recommendations regarding our offer to the sellers, including one phrase regarding the appraisal that saved us $10,000. We also appreciate the expertise of the individuals she recommended to do the various inspections. Overall, my wife and I were very confident that Jill represented our interests throughout the purchase process. We were very happy buyers.
When we sold our former home, we retained Jill as our listing agent, even though our home was nearly 30 miles distant from her Vacaville office and outside her normal real estate market. The Davis market currently has a very high demand compared to most other real estate markets in the Sacramento region and we didnâ€™t anticipate a problem selling our home. The only question would be price. Jill helped us stage our home in a way that highlighted the unique features of our home. We received three offers in four days. We accepted an offer significantly above our listing price. Once again, Jill walked us through the process â€” this time, however, we were sellers. When a required city inspection appeared to create an obstacle to a timely sale, Jill suggested a creative solution that was satisfactory to the buyers and to us. Once again, we felt that Jill represented our interests throughout the process. We highly recommend Jill to anyone seeking or selling a home in Solano County or Yolo County.