Kind Words from Past Clients

 

Rick,

I want to thank you for all of your expert help in getting us into our house. It actually began before we met, when I discovered your presentation of the house on your web site -- an outstanding, thorough, and very visual way to really see and get a feel for the home. I knew before coming to Sacramento that this was a house I needed to see, and the showing confirmed how spot-on your web site showed the house with panoramic views and 80+ photos. Your attention to every detail and responsiveness to all of our questions is very much appreciated. Working with you has made our transition seamless and has been a complete pleasure!

Thanks,

Lee Jones, M.D.


 

 Dear Donna and Rick,

We can't thank you both enough for your patience and perseverance through our loan & home buying process.  We know at times it was rocky and unpredictable, but we thank you for standing by and helping us through everything.  We're finally starting to settle in - painting is almost done and we're loving the house.  You were both a pleasure to work with!  Thank you again for all you did for us.  We greatly appreciate it!

Best Regards,

Deanna & Erin


 

 Dear Donna and Rick,

We want to express our sincere appreciation for the hard work AND tireless effort you put into the successful short sale of our home.  Without your expertise, knowledge, guidance and mentoring, we would have faced the emotional trauma, embarrassment and financial burden of a foreclosure on the home we loved so much.  We were very fortunate that we found you to handle this for us.  During the chaos of the past year when even the banks didn’t know what to do and rules were changing daily, you educated yourself and are truly short sale and loan modification experts.  You advocated fearlessly on our behalf.  I’m still amazed you worked out a deal with our second mortgage in which they agreed to settle a $100,000 loan for only $5,000 for us (that’s 5 cents on the dollar!).  Words cannot adequately convey our appreciation not only for the successful outcome, but also for the support you gave us during calls and took time to stop by to see us when needed.  We will continue to highly recommend you to all our family and friends who need assistance in their real estate matters.  We look forward to our continuing friendship and to using your real estate expertise again when the time is ready for us to purchase another home.  Thank you!!!

Our sincere appreciation,

Gary and Kathy


Rick,

Kim and I wanted to express our thanks for all your support through our house purchase.  You were always available to answer all of our questions, and provided us with answers although they may by easy for you to answer, they provided us with great ease of mind. 

Thank you for everything, it was a great experience!

Glenn & Kim, Roseville, CA


I just wanted to thank Donna Burnett, Rick Stalker and their team for all their hard work with helping my husband and I Short Sale our home.  We were really in a financial downward spiral.  I tired to get help on-line to figure out how to Short Sale my house myself and was just lost. Then I received a referral from a family friend about how great of a team they were and how they sold their condo on a short sale within three months.  I gave them a call to schedule an appointment, because I have two small children and my husband and I have such different schedules.  They said they would be happy to come over to our house.   We discussed our needs and gave them our financial situation and how we just could not afford our house anymore and we really needed some help or it looked like we were headed toward foreclosure.  They said not to worry we can help.  We went over the entire process and time frames for everything and they will do the rest.  They called and talked to our lenders, gave us some tips on what we should do next.  Bam, we had an offer with in the first week.  It was so fast and went so smooth.  Donna kept us informed as the process went along.  I will recommend them to anyone who needs help selling and fast.  I will forever be grateful for what they have done for me and my family and from really ruining our credit.  Thank you so much!

Mellisa Duran, Sacramento, CA


Dear Rick & Donna,

I just wanted to say thank you and let you both know how much I appreciated everything that you have done for me.  Before I met you, I was going through a very though time in my life.  Personal issues combined with an adjustable rate mortgage on an upside down house was not what I expected would ever happen to me when I signed the papers and purchased my first home.  Not knowing where to go for help, and trying to figure everything out on my own definitely gave me more stress and anxiety that I could handle.  When you were referred to me by a family member and I spoke to your for the first time, I immediately felt a huge weight being lifted off of my shoulders.  Ever since that day, the entire process was a "walk in the park."  When I signed the final papers and sold my house, I can't tell you how happy I was that I was finally able to get a fresh start to a new beginning.  I just wanted to say thanks for not only helping me sell my house, but for the patience you both had during the negotiation process.  I know how busy you both are, but I never once felt like I was anything lower than the number one priority.  Not only did your positive attitudes and big hearts ease my worries, but our knowledge and professionalism made me realize that everything was going to work out in the end.  I look forward to working with you in the future.  Thanks again!

Jake H, Sacramento, CA


Rick & Donna,


Thank you so much for all the hard work and attention you gave me in my recent mortgage negotiation.  The loss of value of my home combined with my rising interest payment had me feeling cornered.  I had no idea of the options available.  You took the time to understand my situation and gave me your straightforward, professional opinion on possible solutions.  Your attention to detail and communication throughout the transaction was very comforting during this incredibly stressful period.  Most importantly, I am absolutely thrilled with the results you obtained for me!  You have given me a new chance at being financially solvent.  Please know that I will be giving you a glowing reference to anyone that is need of home debt solutions or general real estate services!  Thank you so much!"

Jeffrey Jay, Sacramento, CA


Dear Donna and Rick,

 

We just wanted to write you a letter in appreciation for all your hard work finding our family the perfect home. We weren't even really looking to move when we happened to run into you. We noticed a nice looking home that was for sale and it just so happened that you were having an open house so we decided to take a look. While that house didn't work out, you saw the opportunity to help us anyway and took us under your wing. You showed us some nice homes but as picky as we were we just couldn't find our dream home. Just when we were about to give up you talked us into sticking it out for another week and due to your persistence, it paid off. You kept us well informed each day as new listings were published. Even when you were out of town you kept in touch with us and on top of our dealings as if you were here. We are absolutely thrilled with our current home. Without you and your tenacity we would still be busting the seams at our old home. You got us above market value on our 13 year old home that allowed us to upgrade to a spacious 2 year old home with an excellent floor plan in a great neighborhood.  Because of your hard work, dedication and friendly attitude the two of you have become good friends. You were always able to work around our hectic schedule, and that was a huge benefit to us. Thank you so much for all your hard work."

Steve and Nanette Young


We just wanted to write you a letter in appreciation for all your hard work finding our family the perfect home. We weren't even really looking to move when we happened to run into you. We noticed a nice looking home that was for sale and it just so happened that you  were having an open house so we decided to take a look. While that house didn't work out, you saw the opportunity to help us anyway and took us under your wing. You showed us some nice homes but as picky as we were we just couldn't find our dream home. Just when we were about to give up you talked us into sticking it out for another week and due to your persistence, it paid off. You  kept us well informed each day as new listings were published. Even when you were out of town you kept in touch with us and on top of our dealings as if you were here. We are absolutely thrilled with our current home. Without you and your tenacity we would still be busting the seams at our old home. You got us above market value on our 13 year old home that allowed us to upgrade to a spacious 2 year old home with an excellent floor plan in a great neighborhood.  Because of your hard work, dedication and friendly attitude the two of you have become good friends. You were always able to work around our hectic schedule, and that was a huge benefit to us. Thank you so much for all your hard work."

Joanne Scott


"I have now utilized Donna and Rick in numerous real estate transactions. They have proven to be a valuable ally through the entire Real Estate process. There experience and knowledge in  complicated real estate transactions, including 1031 investment property  exchanges put me way ahead of the market. There knowledge and insight positioned me in a much stronger negotiating position in a very competitive market. Due to Donna and Rick’s attention to details, my multiple transactions in 2004 went off seamlessly. Not only are they my real estate agents of the future, they have become my good friends."

Tom Hargrove


"I have now utilized Donna and Rick in numerous real estate transactions. They have proven to be a valuable ally through the entire Real Estate process. There experience and knowledge in  complicated real estate transactions, including 1031 investment property  exchanges put me way ahead of the market. There knowledge and insight positioned me in a much stronger negotiating position in a very competitive market. Due to Donna and Ricks attention to details, my multiple transactions in 2004 went off seamlessly. Not only are they my real estate agents of the future, they have become my good friends."

Craig Calkin


Rick and Donna,

"Thank you doesn't seem to cover the appreciation I feel for the exceptional service that you provided during the purchase of my home. You went out of your way to accommodate my schedule, keep  me posted on new listings and show me not only the house I ended up wanting to  buy, but didn't waste my time with houses that didn't meet my standards. I  truly appreciated that you previewed the houses before me. This is the FIRST time an agent had done this for me. Thank you again for your service, time patience and friendship!"

Linda Sordal


"Thank you doesn't seem to cover the appreciation I feel for the exceptional service that you provided during the purchase of my home. You went out of your way to accommodate my schedule, keep  me posted on new listings and show me not only the house I ended up wanting to  buy, but didn't waste my time with houses that didn't meet my standards. I  truly appreciated that you previewed the houses before me. This is the FIRST time an agent had done this for me. Thank you again for your service, time, patience and friendship!"

Laura Strubing


"Donna and Rick assisted me with the purchase of my first home. They were very knowledgeable with the homes available in the area along with the current market conditions. During the  process they showed me many homes in my preferred area and always kept me in  mind when something new came on the market. This is what ultimately led to my purchase. They really paid attention to my needs and were able to spot the perfect home as soon as it came on the market. Their fast action allowed me to make an offer quickly and have it accepted. They continued to be involved all through the inspection process as well as the escrow. They were quickly able to answer any question I had related to the purchase and assisted me in every aspect of the process. They are true professionals. Buying a home is a very important process in life and they make it very easy and kept me at ease as well. Since my purchase I have also received several market comparisons on my home. They presented me with a very professional and thoroughly researched comparison. In addition the marketing strategies utilized were beyond comparison to anything I”ve seen. I would not hesitate to work with Donna & Rick again and have recommended them too many friends and acquaintances."

Gerhard & Charlene


"My wife and I worked with Donna & Rick on the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing house, and we could not have been more pleased with the results. Donna & Rick are experts  in the Placer County Real Estate market. On our first outing to look at homes, Donna showed us several homes that met our criteria, and we made an offer on a home that very day. They did an outstanding job of marketing our house in Citrus Heights. Their advice on preparing the house for sale was invaluable. I was very impressed with the internet listing that they prepared for the house and the flyers for the house were first class. We began receiving offers on the house within the first few days, and it was sold within the first week it was listed. The only problem we encountered throughout the entire process was with our financing. We were working with a friend of a friend who works for a large home lending organization. When we described the problems we're having to Donna, she referred us to a lender who got us a great  interest rate with no surprises. I would not hesitate to recommend Donna or Rick to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a home. Even if a person was thinking of selling their own home, their time would be well spent to meet with them first."

Steve & Kathy Hern


"I really enjoyed working with Donna and Rick. Donna patiently took me to see several homes. Both Donna and Rick were available and easy to get in contact with. They went beyond the call of duty,  even caulking the bathroom tile! After I purchased the house, they continued to  help me with any questions or concerns that I had. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to purchase a home in the Sacramento area."

Linda Ramos


Shannon & I would like to thank you for your representation in both selling our home in Ironwood and the purchase of  our new home in Heritage @ Diamond Oaks. Although, there were many challenges  in these transactions we were able to get into our new home successfully and  love it. Thanks again for the great work."

Chris & Shannon


Dear Donna & Rick,

I can’t thank you enough for all your help and concern in my move from Gold River  to Lincoln Hills. It was a very difficult transition for me and without you, I don’t know if I could have done it. I left a home with a lot of memories and now I’m in a completely different atmosphere. I’m still not all settled in but  I’m getting there. Thanks again for everything. You’re the best. Sincerely,

Mrs. Ruth Marsden


Dear Donna & Rick,

I can’t thank you enough for all your help and concern in my move from Gold River  to Lincoln Hills. It was a very difficult transition for me and without you, I don’t know if I could have done it. I left a home with a lot of memories and now I’m in a completely different atmosphere. I’m still not all settled in but, I’m getting there. Thanks again for everything. You’re the best. Sincerely,

Doug & Patrica Huff


Dear Rick & Donna,

Many thanks for your creative and very proactive attention to the sale of my  home in Lincoln Crossing. It was refreshing to have a Realtor with creative marketing ideas.
  Thanks for your guidance and persistence.

Debbie Farag


Rick & Donna,

From all of the Richards family thanks for all your help and dedication in the sale of Mom’s home. Rick and Donna are the perfect real estate team if you’re looking for experience in the real estate market combined with a commitment to details that result in a timely sale with no issues to address. What initially looked like a fairly simple transaction turned out to be more complex due to  the need to make required repairs prior to the completion of the sale. Without  the tireless efforts put forth by Rick in securing and coordinating the  different contractors the close of the transaction would have been  significantly delayed. Donna’s vast knowledge in the real estate business was instrumental in negotiating a fair transaction for both parties. Both Rick and Donna not only knew all the small details to our transaction but they made sure  there were no loose ends left open when the sale concluded. Our heart felt thanks to both of you for your sincere commitment and professionalism that resulted in a successful transaction.

The Richards Family


 

A few months ago, my wife and I decided we would like to move out of the congestion of the city to a more peaceful setting. We had never simultaneously bought and sold a home before so the task seemed very unsettling. Rick and Donna made this process a much more enjoyable task than we could have hoped for; from open houses to driving several times a  week to Cameron Park to show us every house in our price range! They
  were always there with a smile, words of encouragement and the knowledge to assist us in our decisions. Rick and Donna not only have an immense knowledge of real state but most importantly a genuine love for helping people. From this point forward, they will be the only choice for us in our real estate needs.  Thanks for our new home!

Doug & Shawnda


Dear Rick,

Many thanks for your help, service, and amazing good cheer in selling our Carmichael property. The market might be difficult, but you kept things easy.  It was a pleasure dealing with you, and I'd be delighted to do it again.

Best Regards,

Michael Cieply, NY Times


"Donna is very helpful in getting little things done at her own expence and time to relieve the client's stress. She truely understands the concept of "service," and that makes the transaction so much easier and allows the sale to proceed quickly."
 
Sharon