Here is what my clients have to say about my services!
Buying our first house was scary, as it meant it was the last piece of the puzzle of truly becoming an adult. It took us over a year of looking and multiple bids on houses, until we were finally able to find the place that we could call home. The process of searching for the perfect home took us through many emotions but Alisa was with us every step of the way to guide us in making the right decisions.(She’s a great tie breaker) Alisa was amazing through the whole process, she was able to work within our budget and address all of our pickiness. She really listened to us to find a home with all our wants and needs (it was a long list). She genuinely cared about us and focused on making sure we were happy. It was an extreme pleasure having Alisa as our realtor. She helped us find our first home, and we know we will use her again and again for all the homes we will purchase in the future!
Darren + Renay Archari
My family and I were so happy with our experience with Alisa, the outcome could not have been better! From beginning to end we were extremely impressed with her dedication and hard work. We will most definitely be back in the future when needed again!
We bought and sold with Alisa and we were very pleased with our decision. What we were most impressed with was Alisa's accessibility and dedication throughout our buying/selling process. She was a great communicator; always promptly getting back to us from our hundreds of questions! :) Her patience and professionalism were much appreciated and we look forward to moving into our new home sweet home.
Rob + Joanna Young
One would have never believed selling and buying in this market while seven months pregnant with number two could be so painless. Alisa worked magic around our rather hectic schedule and made sure that our needs were met throughout the entire process. Should the need arise in the future, we will definitely be working with her!
Alisa Sakamoto blew us away and was an absolute pleasure to work with! From the very beginning until the end, she was extremely professional, organized and on top of it. She went above and beyond, guided us through the entire process, and made us feel very comfortable. Her energy and expertise really impressed us, and we couldn’t have had a better experience. Thank you so much Alisa!
Yasmin + Jose Vargas
Alisa, I give you a high rating in all aspects. You are 100% ethical - that is the most important characteristic to me. You never lost patience or your temper. You never forgot anything you promised. You had excellent follow up. Your grooming, mannerisms and dress were consistent and highly professional. I always appreciated your care and attention to detail. Most importantly, you were able to get me a home that I absolutely love and I am so happy with it - thank you!
I enjoyed every aspect of working with you as my realtor! I was impressed with your presentation. You had all the relevant data and answered my questions clearly. What I liked most about working with you was your confidence without bragging how good you are. Thanks for your help!
It was a true pleasure working with Alisa Sakamoto to find our new home. After being in our old home for 24 years we were nervous and we had no idea what questions to ask and how to go about finding what we wanted. Alisa was so professional and Knowledgeable and asked all of the questions we didn't think about. 5 months later and Alisa still keeps in touch with us to see if we have any questions. We would definitely work with Alisa again if we ever decide to move again. Thanks Alisa!!!
Alisa, thank you so much for the great job that you did for me. It was a pleasure working with you and I am very pleased with the results. I know it is a crazy market but I cannot believe how competitive it is! I liked the fact that you were very professional both in your appearance and in your communications. I trusted you from the moment I met you because I can tell that you are a hard working and knowledgeable
individual who would do her best for me no matter what.
Alisa is a wonderful realtor. She goes above and beyond. She has such great knowledge of the market. She knows how to price well and she does a beautiful job marketing her listings. Even after she sold our condo she continues to help us with industry related questions and is so appreciative of all her clients. We would highly recommend her!
We just wanted to share our exceptional experience we had with Alisa Sakamoto as our listing realtor. I met Alisa at an open house about a year ago and her professionalism and approachable personality always stuck in my mind, along with her knowledge of the Steveston real estate market. Fast forward a year and we decided to sell our condo and therefore needed a realtor. Alisa came to mind right away but we also wanted to interview a few other realtors before making a final decision. The other realtors were not prepared and amateur in comparison to Alisa; so the choice was easy. She was prepared with a market analysis and a listing presentation unlike any we have ever seen (this is our 11th property we have sold). She is very thorough and had an excellent marketing strategy which she was confident would get us top dollar. Alisa delivered what she promised and our place sold quickly and at much higher price than what other realtors even suggested we list. Above all that, she always made herself accessible by phone and email when we had any questions. Alisa also provided prompt feedback from all showings and open houses. Icing on the cake she brought the buyer herself! Her passion and drive for real estate really shines through and we strongly recommend Alisa for your real estate needs.
Michael + Crystal Shiskin
When I had decided I wanted to purchase a condo, my brother recommended Alisa to me and she was extremely friendly from the moment I met her. I found her to be very helpful throughout the whole process - she was always there to answer any questions I had. No question was too big or too small for her time. I like how she does everything with a smile, which made what could've been a rather stressful process feel a lot more fun and exciting! Given that this was the first time I was purchasing a home, I basically knew nothing about how all of this stuff worked. Alisa was there with me the entire way which allowed the whole process to feel considerably less overwhelming – she can pretty much handle anything you throw at her! My entire family has actually dealt with Alisa. A couple years ago, she helped my brother’s family buy and sell. And then just recently she sold my Mom's home and then found me condo all within a couple of months. Thanks for everything!
Den and I couldn't have made the move without you!! We really apppreciate all your hard work, advice and confidence. You helped make the process easier. Your an amazing realtor and we feel very fortunate to have met you. We will definietly recommend you to our friends!
Nina + Dennis
I had a wonderful experience dealing with Alisa. I found her to be very professional and personable and she went above and beyond of my expectations! She was able to sell my townhouse in just 5 days for $33K over what a larger unit sold for in my complex. She set a new record! I would be happy to refer her to any of my family or friends looking to buy or sell. Thanks for all your hard work, Alisa!
I came across Alisa on realtor.ca when I was searching for a realtor online. I wanted someone similar in age to me and when I read her profile, I thought we would be a great match! I had such a wonderful experience working with Alisa. I feel like she really cared about finding the right place at the right price for me. This market is crazy and even though I know she is very busy, I never felt like she didn't have time to help me. She always responded quickly to any of emails and text messages. As a first time home buyer, I had no idea about the process and she was very thorough in explaining everything to me and I found it very helpful! I was impressed at how knowledgeable Alisa is on many of the buildings we went to go and see. She was constantly giving me advice and pointers about what to look out for. I couldn’t be happier with working with Alisa, I would definitely refer her to my friends and family. She works very hard, cares about her clients needs and wants and was a pleasure to work with!
Our condo sold over asking in JUST 4 days! We knew we had a special realtor in our initial meetings. She was extremely helpful in preparation for listing, and once that big day came, it was a breeze. She knew exactly how to position our property in a demanding market. Alisa Sakamoto's ability to quickly analyze a situation speaks volumes for her knowledge. That, coupled with an enduring personality, oustanding communication skills, and impressive team support, provides significant edge for her client. 12 showings, 4 repeats, 3 offers, 1 sale within 72 hours. We're beyond happy! Thank you Alisa!
Gordon + Janet Brooks
I had a great experience working with Alisa. She was able to sell my home in just 2 days for way over asking and we set a new record in my complex for highest sale price! She is pleasant and professional to deal with and made the selling process seamless and easy for us. Alisa's compassion, expertise in the field and open communication was fantastic! Thanks for all your help, we really appreciate it.
I was thrilled that Alisa was able to sell my house for over asking in just 3 days! She is excellent - always punctual, prompt in responding to any of my concerns, always available and very accommodating. She is knowledgeable about the current market and was able to explain everything well to me. She did not pressure me at all and I am pleased with her service she provided me. Alisa has the ability to understand what I needed and expected, and best of all, she achieved the results I wanted.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us! You made the entire selling and buying process so easy and we're so lucky we got to work together with you! We truly appreciate all your hard work and endless support. Never once did we feel pressured into getting something we weren't completely happy with. Thanks for being not only the most amazing Realtor but also a wonderful friend throughout the whole process! We also sincerely appreciate your extrememly generous gift to us. You definietly went above and beyond! Looking forward to lots of good times ahead... at our place!
Dorothy + Jean Normandeau
I would describe Alisa as a very reliable and a very pleasant person to work with. She is an energetic and trustworthy realtor. Her confidence and knowledge is impressive and she was able to achieve the best results in an amazingly short time. Alisa got us 4 offers on our home and sold it for over asking price in just 4 days! I have had the pleasure of working with Alisa in the past and she is very diligent in her work, no short cuts. I like her cautious approach to any issues and her constant communication with us. When we were looking for our new home, Alisa analysed the comparables to make sure we didn't offer too much or too little. We trust her advice, knowing that it comes from experience. She is professional and always takes her clients’ needs as her own with no undelivered promises.
It’s usually a pretty stressful time to sell a home but you definitely helped reduce the stress and I had a great experience with you! I felt like I was listened to which was important to me. In addition, you provided good recommendations without any pressure to make a decision or to go in a direction that I didn't feel comfortable with. When working with a realtor, I needed someone I could trust - I didn't want to feel pressured to sell at a low price in order to make an easy - which you didn't do! You were also very responsive to my inquiries and emails which was much appreciated. The professional photos and the way you helped me prepare my home for showings was excellent. You’re very professional and provided over and above service. Thank you!
From the first moment we met Alisa Sakamoto she was professional and clearly knew what she was doing. It was so great that she walked us through all the comparable real estate properties so we knew what our competition was. She outlined the different places she would advertise our property and made great recommendations to prepare our house for showings. With Alisa we had close to 30 groups walk through our place and it was sold in just over a month.
Vicki + Ian Malinski
Alisa was our realtor when we were selling our Steveston condo and she did such an amazing job. Our listing and open houses were well advertised and promoted. She was able to create a buzz about our condo, and best yet we accepted an offer in under a week, very close to our asking price. Alisa was always easy to reach and available to answer any questions. She provided quick and honest feedback of what people were saying and was quick to follow up with potential buyers. I’m so happy we had her as a realtor! Buying and selling properties are stressful enough, Alisa was a rock through the entire process.
Alisa made my first home buying experience stress free! Every time I had a question or concern, she always had the answer or would get back to me in such a prompt manner. I appreciated that she took the time to listen and give me her honest feedback on homes we went to see. I felt very comfortable trusting her and her advice. Alisa was able to create a search for me and find me homes that really matched what I was looking for. She is so detail oriented and dedicated to her work that you can tell she cares about finding the right home for her clients. I seriously thought it would take me forever to find a place but we found one in no time! I seriously can’t thank her enough, I am so excited and can’t wait to move in!
Alisa holds a rare quality that allows her to be really friendly and sweet without sacrificing her professionalism. From the first meeting we had with her, we just had a really good feeling about her. She was very well prepared and knew the market really well. We trusted her right away and we don't trust a lot of people - especially after one meeting. But Alisa has those qualities about her that made it really easy for us.
My wife and I were impressed by how hard Alisa works and what great customer service she provides. She was able to sell our condo for 99% of list price in just 5 days! She went above and beyond and I honestly can say that I don't think I'll ever get that level of service from anyone, ever. Also, having to learn about Foreclosures on the fly to make sure we were well informed was very helpful. Alisa really showed us what a great realtor can do and the value that they can bring. Thanks again for everything!
Farouk + Sheena
I could not be happier with the service Alisa provided me through the search for a new home for myself, and the sale of my past home. I met her by accident when I strolled into the RE/MAX office in Steveston one Saturday. Alisa was pleasant, professional and listened to me. Right away, I felt comfortable I could trust her and that she was the right realtor for me. At all times I felt Alisa had my best interest at heart, she arranged appointments around my schedule and at no time did I feel any pressure to make quick decisions. I also like the way she communicated - open and honest with all the facts around the properties we were viewing. In the end we found a nice home for me in a great location and in a terrific building! I am very pleased with the whole experience and feel comfortable recommending Alisa and working with her in the future.
There is no doubt that I was feeling overwhelmed when I first started looking at homes. Dealing with all the viewings and the pressure that I wouldn't find the something I loved was a bit of an overload. However, once I came across “the one,” Alisa put things into a way that was simple for me, a first time home owner, to understand.
Alisa’s passion and confidence really helped things run smoothly – she made what could be a very scary decision into a wonderful experience! I couldn't be happier with my decision.
She is smart and determined and always looking out for her client’s best interest. For instance, the sellers were trying to squeeze out an extra $500 to add to the price and she put her foot down and told them “no” (even though I probably would have paid another $500!) I truly believe that in the end I bought the place that is perfect for me!
We had a wholly positive experience selling our home and buying our new townhouse with Alisa. We liked her helpful advice when we were staging our home and getting it ready to list. Her ongoing communication regarding offers and open house/showing feedback was great! When it came to the final purchase negotiations, we both felt that we could rely on Alisa for her expertise. We never felt pressured by her. Best of all, we were thrilled when she was able to sell our home within a week and a half for over asking price!
Alisa is friendly, approachable and a good listener. You can tell she has our best interests at heart. Her quick responses by text or email also made it easy to communicate and we were never left hanging waiting for information. In the end, she used her connections and knowledge of the local market to help us find exactly the right home for our family. Thank you Alisa!!
Emilie + Aki
Working with Alisa was very rewarding and positive. Her accountability and taking ownership is key. We are completely satisfied with her level of service she provided us - constant communication, always advising us of next steps and due dates was extremely helpful for us. She went above and beyond what any realtor would have done. Not to mention building a personal relationship and going out her way to drop off a birthday surprise as well as a book for our son, Chase.
In terms of qualities, Alisa's ability to communicate, level set expectation, connection with other realtors and 3rd party contractors was pivotal to making the decision to buy the property. She was also great at informing us around items I would classify as ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’ or blind spots so to speak. We really like that she is honest and upfront when it came to business, in addition to being sincere and genuine. Trust is important – no trust, no relationship. We enjoyed working with Alisa. Thanks!
Dennis + Sherisse
Alisa was very easy to work with and never put pressure on us to make a decision we were not comfortable with. She was professional and honest at all times and kept us well informed at all phases of the offer and completion process. Alisa was also very prompt in her replies. She kept us updated using emails and texts which worked really well for us, especially when emailing signed documents - it saved us a lot of time! Thanks for getting our deal done. Even though there were a few obstacles, she navigated us past them well. Thanks so much!
Phil + Tammy
We chose Alisa to assist us in selling our house after we did our due diligence of having interviewed 3 other realtors. We were impressed by her friendliness, enthusiasm and presentation. After our initial discussion over the phone, she told us she would like to come over to our house before preparing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). She brought with her in her first visit load of print outs of market information on properties similar to ours that were sold in the last 12 months and properties which were listed for sales in the market. She wanted us to have it for review before she came back later with her marketing plan. During her first brief visit, she asked us what made us love our property in the first place when we bought it years ago. She took time to take note of all the selling points of our house. We could readily appreciate the amount of effort and time she took when she came back to present the CMA and marketing plan. In contrast to other realtors, they skipped the first visit and just came up with the CMA. The proposal they came up was made simply on the basis of hard data. Alisa took the time to come by touring our house, asked all the probing questions to find out the strengths and weaknesses of our property and incorporated in the marketing plan.
Before interviewing Alisa, I did a fair bit of research to come to what I believed was the fair market value of my property. Alisa’s proposed list price came pretty close to ours. A realtor we interviewed proposed a listed price which was 23% lower than Alisa’s. We didn’t pick Alisa because she came up with a listed price close to what we had in mind, we chose her because we found that she was completely honest and upfront in her approach. She was prepared to educate us based on her observation of the market situations relative to the specific condition of our property. She kept feeding us relevant information and kept us updated so that we could make an educated decision. Alisa allowed us to work very closely with her in the process and we found that our interest could be aligned. The rest is history. The closing price came to 98.5% of our asking price!! We would not hesitate to recommend Alisa to represent your interest.
Rorce + Winnie
It was a pleasure to work with Alisa! She is professional, has a great network of resources and works tremendously hard to help you find your dream home. Initially we were wanting to work with a Realtor who specializes in the South Delta market; however, this proved not necessary as Alisa was able to meet and exceed our expectations! Being first time home buyers, we were unfamiliar with the whole process and she was able to guide us through smoothly and help us stay on track and focused. The whole experience was excellent from start to finish - we would be happy to recommend her in the future!
Elyse + Jason Min
Alisa was recommended to us through a close family friend and we are so thankful. Her professionalism and attention to detail were invaluable traits that minimized the stress of such a busy time. Her amazing listing photos and social media campaign helped us sell our apartment in an amazing 9 days for 96% of asking price!!! She was also patient enough to show us a number of townhouses until we found "The One". We thoroughly enjoyed working with Alisa and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a dedicated, hard working realtor.
Julia + Sean
I really enjoyed working with Alisa! She made the whole buying process run very smoothly for me. I found a lot of the terminology confusing but she explained it well and made it simple for me to understand. Alisa’s honesty and constant communication was a big part in building a trusting relationship. I appreciate all the updates and reminders to ensure that I was staying on top of things. I would definitely recommend Alisa to my friends because she made the process seem so easy. She was fast and efficient closing the deal - from the time we wrote the offer, I got my keys to my new penthouse less than 3 weeks later! Alisa is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions in a timely manner. I felt that I was in good hands with her representing me as a buyer. It was a pleasure to have worked with Alisa in the purchase of my first home!
Working with Alisa was an absolute pleasure. Her prompt replies and willingness to use different means to communicate (text, apps etc) made the experience smooth and convenient. What we liked best about her is she is personable and takes her time to connect and relate with her clients. Being first time home buyers, we were unfamiliar with the whole process - she shared her own experiences purchasing her first home which assured us we could trust Alisa. She was able to explain everything clearly and took the time to go through the contracts thoroughly with us. For every question or negotiation request we had, she was always willing to answer and tried to accommodate us in the best way possible. Alisa is professional and can make your home buying experience a pleasant one. We would gladly recommend Alisa to our family and friends as she is effective, patient, prompt and thorough.
Kristine + Cyrus
We are very happy with our new home! Glad Alisa had the determination to stick it out with us as it did take longer then we expected for the whole process to complete. She put our needs before her own and I can tell that real estate is not just something she does to make money, she is passionate about her job and really enjoys helping people. Don't ever change, Alisa. We look forward to working with you again in the future! I consider you a lifelong friend.
I sometimes have a bias towards age. I typically seek professionals who have been in their industries for several decades; that being said, dedicated professionals like Alisa show that this bias is not always founded. She was diligent in finding us listings that matched our criteria and she was consistently communicative and helpful. I like that Alisa is direct and efficient without the over-persistent approach that some realtors use. Thanks for helping us with our first home! We are very excited to make the big move.
Kenny + Marie Hall
We had an excellent experience selling our home with Alisa. She was very friendly and personable and always brought a positive attitude! We liked her responsiveness and diligence in dealing with both of us. She had a good grasp of best practices and the whole process was smooth and well done. We needed a quick completion - she prioritized our house, was on top of all potential leads and invested a lot of time in ensuring our home sold quickly. Efficient and effective are two words we would use to describe Alisa. We really appreciate all your hard work!
S + D
What I like best about working with Alisa is her positive attitude and how she always kept me informed of all the open houses and feedback from showings. Her follow up and constant communication with me enabled me to build a trusting relationship with her. When we met to go over comparables, she really demonstrated knowledge about the real estate market and we came up with a listing price that I was very happy with. I honestly had a great experience selling my home with Alisa and I would definitely recommend her to my friends.
Alisa exemplifies a friendly demeanor and we felt like she was always looking out for our best interests. She was honest with us from the beginning which allowed us to be as well. Even after the sale, we were able to come to her with some of our concerns and she helped us rectify it. She is very professional and goes above and beyond! I would recommend Alisa to my family and friends because she looks out for her clients' best interest. A purchase as large as real-estate isn't an overnight decision. She was patient and understanding during the process and provided us with all the necessary/requested information. Thank you for everything!
W + T
Honesty is the most important quality that I look for in a realtor and this is why I chose Alisa to help me with this important purchase. I worked closely with her and my experience with the buying process was very enjoyable! She is extremely thorough and is always available for questions and concerns. As well, she is very good at following up on everything. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a positive and committed realtor. As a matter of fact, I already have.. to my Telus technician! Thanks for everything Alisa.
I wanted an agent that was from Richmond and was part of an agency that specialized in Steveston, but most of all, was hungry to follow-up leads and make things happen for a home buyer. I could see Alisa fit the bill as soon as I met her. I liked her energy from the outset. I knew that it would be important to see lots of properties. This takes time and patience, and she spent that time, set up the showings, and exercised the patience necessary to find the ‘right place’ for her client, not knowing if I would ever actually make a decision not. We did check out a lot of properties and I enjoyed reviewing together the merits and issues with each one - honing down the list and going after the top properties was actually really fun! I appreciate that dedication to the search. I particularly liked receiving prompt feedback to any questions or issues. This defines integrity in the business world. If she didn't have the answers right away, Alisa gave me piece of mind knowing that she was working on it, so her communication on issues is excellent. Also, punctuality on appointments (reliability) is outstanding too. I always had high confidence in her handling of the appointments, contract details and follow-ups - it was very nice not to have to worry about or scrutinize the details. Many thanks, Alisa, for handling this purchase for us attentively and professionally throughout. I would be happy to recommend Alisa to my friends who are looking for a hard working, professional, attentive, and friendly agent to work with.
My experience working with Alisa was very positive. I liked working with her! I appreciate her prompt replies and how organized she is - she didn't make errors. In addition, she has a pleasant and professional demeanor. Initially, I may have had slight reservations about her limited experience, but soon realized those concerns were unfounded. If I come across any work colleagues or friends looking for help with their real estate needs, I’d be happy to pass her name along to them!