East Bay Real Estate Broker
“Sheila worked with me in to find a house that I loved and was appropriately priced. This was no small feat given the hot market and insane overbids that were common at the time. She then helped me through a difficult negotiation with the sellers and their agents. To say that I was impressed with her skills would be a gross understatement given the number of hoops we had to jump through to close the deal. When it came time to sell my house, I called Sheila and she worked with me to prepare my house for sale in 3 weeks. Absolutely unbelievable! My house was beautifully photographed, wonderfully staged, had multiple offers in the FIRST WEEK after its initial showing and we were in contract almost immediately for more than the asking price in the most difficult real estate market any of us has seen in many decades.
Here is the short list of what I love about Sheila: she listened to what I have to say, she gave me honest and direct feedback, she laid out all the options for me not just the ones that were easiest, most convenient or most profitable for her; she is extremely smart and she did not spare one penny when it came time to market my house for sale. Using both print and online resources Sheila made sure that the house shone as a real gem amidst all the other listings in the market at the time! In fact I’ve used Sheila’s marketing materials as an example for my own business due to the print quality, layout, text, overall
impact on the reader and the resulting lightning fast sale. What makes this all so special is that she is a wonderful person besides being a fantastic real estate agent. A better agent could not possibly be selected. I realize what a bold statement I am making and based on my personal experience with Sheila’s performance, any buyer or seller would be lucky to have Sheila working for them.”
“Thank you VERY VERY much for all your hard work and patience with us! We couldn’t have done this without you! We appreciate your time, diligence, professional guidance, and quick responsiveness to our needs and concerns. Your gut was spot on, that when we didn’t bid high enough of on ...Property X..., we must not have really wanted it. You knew ...Property Y... was our dream house (or as close as we were going to get!) and you strongly encouraged us to put our best foot forward. We are SO happy that we took your advice. Thank you for patiently spending the time with us and getting to know what we really wanted, despite our quirks:) You are AMAZING!!! With love and respect”
“”I have been meaning to write to thank you for all that you did to help us sell our house. I could not have been happier with the process you guided us through, or the happy ending to the story. There is no mystery about how we got seven offers, all of them over asking price: it was a result of your skill at figuring out just how to position the house in the marketplace and promote it among brokers and clients, along with your ability to manage us! I’m still blown away by how well you did it. I will be happy to recommend you to any potential clients. Just have them call me if these words aren’t convincing enough”
“Sheila Gallagher did an outstanding job as our real estate agent representing the sale of our home in the fall of 2008, a time of extraordinary difficulty for those attempting to sell a home. Her guidance regarding price, staging and promotion was invaluable, and her experience, detailed understanding of process, and negotiating skills were essential at critical times in the sale. She has now twice been our agent in successful transactions, and we would certainly ask her to represent us again should the need arise”
“Sheila has assisted our family with buying and selling property in the Bay Area; every time with an excellent outcome. Sheila sold our home in record time with multiple offers, well above asking price. She also helped us to purchase a wonderful new home within budget. Sheila is highly respected in her field. She is a creative problem solver, an astute marketer and a tough yet diplomatic negotiator.”
“Now that my parent’s house has been sold, I want to express my appreciation and admiration for all of your help in this process. I am so glad I took Barry’s advice and retained you for this sale. As you know, this sale was more complex than most because of probate cases and because of my being so far away. You handled these difficulties with ease. You were tireless, creative and knowledgeable. You were able to connect me with the right craftsman and decorators. And through it all, your cheerful and positive attitude kept my spirits up and smoothed the way for me through a difficult. I will always be grateful”.
“Sheila Gallagher was the only agent who listened to what we wanted in a house, and then went out and found it. She did not waste our time trying to SELL us on a house that was available but instead found us the house we needed. Once we found our home, she also was there at every critical step to make sure the closing process went smoothly. Since our purchase several years ago, she has kept in contact with us regarding our real estate questions and needs. Should we ever list our home in the future, we know we’ll make just one call, and know we’re in good hands. Bottom-line, we can recommend Sheila Gallagher 100% to anyone looking for a top notch realtor.”
“We’ve worked with Sheila as both buyers and sellers, and thanks to her the transactions went like clockwork. From start to finish, she provides top notch service. Her knowledge of market conditions, attention to detail, enthusiasm and sense of humor make the process enjoyable – we’d sometimes forget that what we were really doing was the tough work of moving.”
“We greatly appreciated your helpful suggestions, step by step guidance and careful attention to detail. We didn’t make it easy going to Greece when we did, but you provided courteous, considerate and efficient service all the way.”
“Your high degree of excellence eased a difficult time for me.”
“I have worked with Sheila in both selling and buying a house. Sheila works harder than any other real estate agent I have ever worked with. She will make sure that every detail is looked after during your selling and buying process. You really have the feeling that Sheila is on your side and working hard to make sure that you can get the best deal possible. She helps you think of every angle to get the best price.”
"I have been meaning to write to thank you for all that you did to help us sell our house. I could not have been happier with the process you guided us through, or the happy ending to the story. There is no mystery about how we got seven offers, all of them over asking price: it was a result of your skill at figuring out just how to position the house in the marketplace and promote it among brokers and clients, along with your ability to manage us! I'm still blown away by how well you did it. I will be happy to recommend you to any potential clients. Just have them call me if these words aren't convincing enough."