- Marina Village
"Wendy has been there since day 1. She handled the listing, all the red tape associated with selling my father's co-op property in Alameda, Ca. She dealt with so many hurdles around getting the property sold! She was there for us 7 days a week, as needed! She was very professional, in every way! I highly recommend Wendy for ALL your real estate needs!!"
"Wendy is so personable. She brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the home buying process. Whenever I had a question, Wendy had an answer. If she didn't know, she'd find out quickly. I highly recommend Wendy Sanda if you are looking to buy or sell. You will love her!"
"Wendy was our agent on the condo we just sold and the one we just bought as our new home. She was the one who got us a super deal twenty years ago on the condo we just sold. That's three opportunities over a span of years to see Wendy close up: to recognize how exceptional she is not only as a realtor, but as a delightful personality. My wife and I are impressed with how hard she works, her scrupulous honesty and attention to detail. Wendy is remarkably knowledgeable and helpful, always warm and upbeat as well."
"Purchasing our home in Marina Village 16 years ago we used Wendy as our agent and could not have been treated better or had a more seamless experience. Now selling the same home, Wendy is the only professional we considered. Both buying and selling have been an absolute breeze. Wendy excels in her knowledge of Marina Village, in her guidance about both buying and selling the home and in holding our hand through the process. On top of her professionalism Wendy is personally caring and understanding. She made us feel as if we were her only client. Thank you, Wendy, for all your diligent work and thoughtfulness."
"Wendy was referred to us by family friends who knew we needed someone special to help us purchase a home in Alameda. As first time homebuyers, purchasing real estate felt overwhelming and navigating this crazy market was intimidating, but Wendy's positive and honest perspective helped to keep us grounded and optimistic with realistic expectations. After a few months of looking at every Alameda listing in our price range, constant on-going texts, calls, and emails (Wendy is incredibly quick to respond and provides thoughtful and thorough answers to questions), we finally found our home. We wouldn't have have our home without Wendy and even as we settle into our new role as first time homeowners, she's been by our side and tremendously supportive. We couldn't be happier that we bought a house with Wendy as our agent, however, now that the process is over, I miss our daily chats and check-ins."
"Working with Wendy has been a really special experience . We had a real rollercoaster ride selling our home, but buying with Wendy couldn't have been better. She not only kept in touch about the formal process, but she also kept in touch with us about how are we feeling. It was especially appreciated as we went through the rough patches."
"Wendy is the consummate professional. She understands all aspects of the local market and everything involved in buying and selling real estate. All of our experiences with her have been nothing but positive. We would highly recommend Wendy to anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable and completely trustworthy real estate agent"
"We have known Wendy since her days selling the Marina Village condos for the developer. She sold ours to us in 1990 and sold it for us in May 2016. She enabled us to obtain a price that was almost ten percent higher than any other single unit at MV had ever sold for at the time. She was incredibly diligent, knowledgeable, and wise, and her recommendations on contractors, including a stager, a carpet cleaner and a post-sale house cleaner, led us to excellent people whose charges were modest. We recommend her without reservation for either selling or buying."
"Met Wendy through a family friend - over the course of over a year, she lead us through a really enjoyable, no-pressure search for the perfect home. She remained optimistic the entire time, encouraged us to be patient and even encouraged us to not over-pay in times where we might have otherwise done so. We ended up finding what she promised from day one - a home that made us thankful we didn't get some of the earlier ones we bid on! While I'm hoping we don't need Wendy's services any time soon, she certainly has a client-for-life w/ us"
"Wendy is always working in her client's best interest and within their time-frame. She has a well-deserved, impeccable professional reputation. Her knowledge of Marina Village and the East Bay is unparalleled. In all aspects of professional negotiations, Wendy is respectful, efficient, well-informed, and the best representative of your intentions, desire and welfare in the sale or purchase of your home."
"Wendy Sanda Has helped and supported me since 2009. I needed a rental property, and once Wendy was involved, it was smooth sailing. She has the awareness of the Real Estate Market, knows the fair and best opportunity costs, and she has the "people skills" to put it tall together. Since I moved to MARINA VILLAGE, she has always been there to serve All the in in formulating "win-win" outcomes. She is admired and trusted by those she serves. She has my highest recommendation!"
"Wendy is great to work with. We bought our Marina Village home and sold it through her. She handled a very complicated sale with our home which was in Escrow, while we made it from one unit, into two again. When we had questions, if Wendy didn't know the answer to it, she found out. She acted as a liaison between us and the HOA, plus managed to juggle representing both us and our buyer with many "Curves Balls" being thrown at her throughout the process. Then when that 1st sale fell through, she took it in stride and managed to find us another buyer almost immediately. The home never had to even go on the market! Wendy is resilient and has abounding positive energy, as well as extreme knowledge of the Marina Village community. She went above and beyond her job, doing things like going to HOA meetings for us, planting flowers and getting us a house cleaner and carpet cleaner lined up, after our move. Wendy is amazing and because of our situation, we really don't think we could have done it without her. We nicknamed her "Wonder Woman" because she is!"
"Wendy "substituted in" when our first realtor couldn't meet our needs. She is personable, knowledgeable, and thorough. She took the time to understand us as clients, and provided support and insight though the purchase. As impressive, she took over a myriad of activities that needed attention (a punch list, preparation of the property for rental) after the purchase was completed. We have been buying properties - both personal and investment - for over 35 years. Wendy is simply the best agent with whom we have worked - we are delighted to call her our local realtor!"
"Wendy Sanda is the agent you want if you are looking to buy into Marina Village. For that matter, she is the agent to sell your MV property if you don’t already know that because someone else helped you buy it. She has been involved with MV since its inception and knows more than probably anyone else about the development and the homeowners association. She will do her best to help you buy a house or condo elsewhere, too. She showed me many houses at the time I wanted to move to Alameda. The market was not tight then so many were available. It is more of a challenge for her now to protect her clients from paying too much for the relatively few houses that are for sale. Wendy will definitely go the extra mile for you if that is necessary, as it has been in my case. She is a hard working agent! And a caring one."
"Wendy's knowledge of the area and the market were amazing assets during the sale of my home. However, what makes her truly stand out is her ability to negotiate effectively while remaining kind and constructive. Wendy's integrity is admirable on all fronts, and she brings it into the real estate process at every turn. It was truly a pleasure to work with her."
"Wendy was onto of entire process from beginning to end. She facilitated many details because I am located on the East Coast and was not on site to coordinate with my renter when I made the decision to list the condo for sale. Wendy worked in a professional and positive manner to ensure everything was moving along including the inspections and multiple requests to go back to the property when the buyers decided they wanted to make some structural changes to the property,construction and architect consultations with prospective buyer. I would recommend Wendy highly without any reservation! She has been great to work with!"
"Wendy is a real estate agent extraordinaire. She went above & beyond the call of duty to help us purchase a beautiful & in-demand condo in a very hot market. Her graciousness, good judgment, responsiveness & ability to anticipate possible problems made her an indispensable asset in negotiations & a superb advocate for us. We are fortunate to have had her represent us & recommend her highly."
"Wendy helped us through the process of fixing up our home for sale, selling our home and helped us find a new one. She walked us through every step, and explained everything thoroughly, which helped tremendously. She was very thoughtful, and even gave us a very generous gift at the end in celebration of our new home. She was the same agent we used 12 years ago to buy our first house. If I ever move again, I would only use Wendy."
"Over the past six years Wendy served as my broker for the purchase, then sale of a condominium in Marina Village and both my buyer and seller experiences could not have been better thanks to Wendy's personal attention during the entire process. She's extremely professional, helpful, cooperative, proactive and responsive in all of her dealings with all parties . Additionally, her positive, "can do" attitude is refreshing and makes the whole process go smoothly. I feel fortunate to have had Wendy as my representative and highly recommend you talk you her if you are considering buying or selling."
"Can't recommend Wendy highly enough. She took care of everything - from how to prepare my condo, to hiring the contractors, to getting it staged, to showing it and then negotiating with the buyers. I got my full asking price. I'd use her again for sure."
"Wendy undoubtedly knows her stuff in Alameda. Not only was she professional at all times, but she was also a delight to work with. I would have no hesitation in engaging Wendy's services again in the future."
"Wendy is simply a superstar. She has helped me buy a home recently, my brother a few years ago and my sister over a decade ago. All of us are very happy with our purchases and have recommended Wendy to the people we most care about, our own family. Throughout the entire process, from the search to placing multiple offers and to contract, she was right there with me, through the emotional ups and downs of buying in a seller's market with rising interest rates, listening, offering advice, and watching my back. She steered me away from lemons and found the house that was just right for me and my family. While I plan on staying in my new home for some time, I will call Wendy in a heartbeat when I'm ready to sell and buy again. She's the consummate professional with the interpersonal skills, local knowledge and contacts to get the deal done."
"Having Wendy as an agent during the purchase of our first Alameda home in 1998 (and its subsequent sale in 2006) there was no question we'd look her up when we returned to the area and decided to purchase a second Alameda residence several months ago. She's honest, knowledgeable, thorough and efficient. She arranged a 30 day escrow (perfect for us AND the Sellers; a win-win) and it came off without a hitch despite the increased reams of legalese and paperwork since our last encounter. She's a gem and truly a pleasure to work with. Can't recommend her enough!"
"Wendy Sanda is an outstanding Real Estate Agent. She has assisted us with 3 transactions over 14 years, including buying two homes and selling one. She is 100% professional, responsive to all our questions, and offers excellent advice on a wide range of topics, including what to repair before selling. I highly recommend her and would use her again for any real estate service!"
"Wendy Sanda was absolutely wonderful to work with! Our family faced an overwhelming situation where we needed to buy a home and move in less than 60 days. Wendy was able to seamlessly accomplish this feat and get us a home that met all of the requirements on our lengthy list. We have two small children so talking on the phone can be difficult, however Wendy always made herself available at times that were convenient for us usually early in the morning or at night. And if she needed any documents or signatures she always came to us, again making things easy for our family. Most of our interactions took place via email or text which was perfect for us and she always provided an immediate response. The home we selected to purchase had multiple offers and Wendy was able negotiate a flawless deal with her attention to detail and rapport with other agents. Using Wendy Sanda to purchase our home was truly a pleasure and it would be a pleasure to work with her again."
"Wendy Sanda is a true Real Estate Professional. She knows the ropes, and is a delight to work with. Wendy is honest, helpful, and highly capable. We bought our home from Wendy, and eventually had Wendy sell it for us. I would use no other agent in the East Bay!"
"Wendy represented us on 2 offers for houses….the final one we actually were able to purchase thanks to Wendy as there were 6 offers! Without her responsiveness, professionalism, connections in the real estate world based on years of expertise we would still be looking. Wendy is experienced, personable, knowledgeable, well established, responsive and fun! The fun factor is a blessing during the biggest purchase of your life. We are very grateful to her and highly recommend her in the real estate world."
"Wendy has helped us both buy and sell a home in Alameda. She is well known in the community and is a real go-getter master-negotiator! She is professional, honest (brutally if she needs to be or is asked to be) and knows the market."
"Wendy knows the local market and is well known within the market by buyers/seller, and other realtors. She's incredibly well respected. She has helped us both buy and sell a home. She is incredibly honest and forthright. She's a great negotiator."
"Wendy is the best realtor in the world. I have worked with her for 13 years, and she is a terrific combination of smart, strategic, effective and kind. I am writing because I just sold two houses with her this fall -- my primary home and a rental home. Wendy is the kind of person who makes things happen. Both homes needed significant repairs, and Wendy guided the process expertly. Wendy put an incredibly amount of time and care into the sale of the houses -- escrow closed last week and I attribute the smooth, successful process to Wendy's skill and professionalism. She has my highest recommendation and heartfelt gratitude!"