To whom it may concern, We decided to sell our condo in Carpinteria. Having been raised in the Carpinteria/Santa Barbara, I have many friends that are real estate agents or have children that are agents. In order not to have conflicts with friends, we decided to find an agent that we did not personally know. Because of knowing many of the VanWingerden clan growing up, I knew the hard work and good ethics instilled in their families. It was one of the best decisions we could have made. We signed with Yolanda and she went above and beyond what an agent should do. We currently live in Panama. The unit was a rental. She oversaw and handled everything we should have. There were some unforeseen mold and inspection problems. She handled all construction, plumbing, inspections and tenant issues. It saved us having to fly back to handle everything. It was a blessing working with her. We would recommend her to anyone buying or selling real estate. Thanks again Yolanda for all your hard work and time you invested in getting the condo sold .
Jim & Chris
One of the hardest working and committed professionals in Real Estate that I have had the pleasure of working with! She was very detail oriented, attentive and helpful during the entire process. My escrow became challenging midway through and then I had some family health issues arise at a pivotal time; she just took care of everything for me. I highly recommend Yolanda!
From start to finish Yolanda was motivated, honest, thorough and professional. She provided answers to all of our questions throughout the process, researching the items that required follow-up, and responding quickly using the communication methods most convenient for us (i.e. text, email, phone). We hadn’t been in the real estate market for nearly 30 years, and Yolanda provided sensible observations regarding all of our concerns, helping us make the best decisions for purchasing our new home. Yolanda’s experience and preparation provided a smooth, friendly, yet all-business transaction – a relief from the anticipated emotional highs and lows involved in moving one’s ‘home.’ I would definitely recommend Yolanda to anyone wanting a solid, sensible, reliable real estate professional.
I have purchased several homes in the past with realtors I considered good, however, Yolanda re-set the bar of excellence for me. What I found most impressive is that although I was only purchasing a condo, I felt that I was treated to the same level of attentiveness and professional interest as if I were purchasing a multi-million dollar property. I highly recommend Yolanda if you are considering purchasing or selling a property
Unparalleled! You were a dream! Your expertise, knowledge of the area, access to resources, high standards, and personal service made me feel like your #1 priority. I’ve never had such a positive buying experience. You made all the difference!
I find Yolanda van Wingerden to be a very knowledgeable real estate professional with outstanding communication effectiveness. Her calm, confident, professional demeanor is a reassuring asset for the real estate planning strategy as well as the subsequent transaction negotiations. As a Santa Barbara area CPA, I can refer clients with confidence to Yolanda for their real estate needs.
David Godfrey, Certified Public Accountant
You’re a fantastic real estate agent! You were a source of information when it was needed for outside services that we needed in order to get the place on the market for sale. Your suggestions for staging the house, to best show it off to its full potential, were a real deal maker. I highly recommend you to anyone wanting to sell or buy a home.
You made our home buying experience so wonderful. You were so knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way. We feel so fortunate to have our new home and to have had you to help us. We will definitely be recommending you to family and friends.
Jason and Lynsey Trueman
Great service! Friendly, professional, thorough and very detailed. You definitely went out of your way to take care of all the small details. Thank you for all your hard work and making a really impossible transaction go through!
Marcus Prewarski and Lellani Whitman
Your real estate knowledge, professionalism, and positive energy made it a pleasure working with you. We are delighted with our purchase and would work with you anytime!
Susan and Terry Lydon
You were professional, thorough, and calm under pressure. We appreciated your thoughtful approach and desire to make things happen for us. We felt well served and would look forward to working with you in the future.
Kristi Newton and Joseph Beban
You did an exceptional job of arranging a sale for an absentee owner, taking care of dressing the house for sale, maintaining the gardens, and coordinating the repair crew. Thank you!