Krista Miller and Rosie Papazian were a fantastic team in helping us buy our home in North Berkeley last summer. We were first time home buyers with all of the hundreds of questions and anxieties that comes along with that, plus our lease was running up and we were pregnant, adding a good amount of pressure to the already intense experience of breaking into the Berkeley housing market. You couldn’t ask for two better people to guide us through the experience. Both Rosie and Krista are incredibly patient, holding our hands throughout the process with lots of wisdom, common sense guidance, and never a bit of pressure. Krista is very knowledgeable about the Berkeley/Albany/Kensington area and we always felt like we had a very good sense of value of the homes, the likely competition, and how best to minimize our risks with the type of non-contingent offers that are the norm in the area. Both Krista and Rosie counseled us from getting too caught up in market fervor and from overbidding on houses that we would have regretted. But they also kept full pace with us in the end when we were putting in bids fairly regularly. Rosie and Krista were very committed to us and, in our final successful bid, really sold our story to the sellers so that our bid was accepted over a higher, all-cash offer from another buyer. That isn’t going to work with every seller, but when Rosie and Krista had an opening, they made the most of it. I think their enthusiasm and commitment to us as a family made all the difference.
We wholeheartedly recommend Rosie and Krista!
I cannot recommend highly enough Krista Miller – Realtor extraordinaire! Krista made buying our first house a truly enjoyable experience. She “got” us from the get-go and was patient, encouraging and really fun to work with. She knows the East Bay like the back of her hand and will no doubt help you find your dream home (or sell your current one)!
My husband and I had a job offer that was going to bring us back to the bay area and we were scrambling to find a place before our move back up. Trying to buy a place in the bay area seems daunting enough, but trying to find a place when you’re not local seemed nearly impossible. Alas, it is possible if you work with Krista & Rosie and we are proof! The dynamic duo were beyond fantastic to work with – they previewed countless properties for us, reviewed disclosures, and spent hours on the phone with us helping us navigate multiple bid scenarios, comps, etc.
Krista & Rosie came to the rescue and helped us navigate an insane scenario that involved arranging a notary in Niagra Falls over the weekend so that my husband could sign some legal paperwork (we unfortunately ended up working with an incompetent lender). Their quick thinking, creative, solutions-minded approach literally saved the deal. We seriously would have lost the property without them. We’re thrilled that now we have a place to call home. We cannot recommend them enough!
I met Krista a few years ago as part of a networking group we both belonged to. At the time I was not thinking of selling my home in Berkeley but I knew that if and when I did, Krista would be handling the sell. Sure enough in 2011 we decided to re-locate and we put our house in the market.
Krista was so wonderful to work with. Being out of state we needed someone who was responsible knowledgeable and that we could trust with all the many details of a sell.
My husband and I both found Krista to be VERY knowledgeable of ALL things real estate. Besides, we both felt that Krista was honest, transparent about the process and had our best interest in mind when it came to help us set a price, meet our goals and finally sell our home.
Not only did we sell our home but we got a bunch of great offers in this difficult economy. We credit Krista for her guidance and knowledge of the market for our speedy and successful sell.
I’ve known Rosie for a long time, and there isn’t a person I would trust more to help me maneuver the real estate market in the East Bay. Recently she helped me sell my house (she managed all the pre-marketing prep from painters to inspections), then turned around and helped me buy another one all in a 3 month period! We looked at property after property together, she answered all my questions, helped me understand the process and guided me through three separate offers before we got the one I wanted. In today’s market, she got sold my house for over the list price AND managed to get me into my new house under under-asking! All that and she was fun to hang out with and talk to, always flexible and responsive. Highly Recommended!
We have worked with Krista twice over the years and have referred her to friends who loved her as well. Krista took our relatively small fixing-up-to-sell budget and turned that into actionable strategies that helped us sell our house for an amount significantly above the list price. She knew exactly what buyers wanted to see, helped us work through the needed tasks, and exceeded our highest expectations.
When we compared realtor stories with other friends and family, they were blown away by the level of service we received. Krista completely managed all of the pre-escrow work and held our hand every step of the way. We recommend her 100%, as well as her partner Rosie who is equally incredible.
Working with Rosie was amazing! She was friendly, honest and realistic with us.
She was very responsive to our many questions and was great about explaining how the process worked. She was very well organized and helped us stay positive and understand the process when some of our offers did not work out. She was flexible with showing times and was with us at all the inspections.
I would recommend her without reservation! If we ever buy another home we would love to work with her again.
BERKELEY HILLS, CA
Krista is incredibly knowledgeable, extremely supportive, with perfect instincts and a very sunny personality. You will work with a hard-nosed business woman who is just so pleasant to talk to and work with ! Buying a house in the SF bay area is never easy, whether you have little money and so few choices, or you have a lot, and therefore want the best, and again have few choices. There is severe competition at all levels. It is an emotionally fraught experience. In Krista you will have a calm authority to guide you skillfully around your pitfalls. She will be there all through the process, and even after you move in. My husband and I cannot endorse her more enthusiastically.
Rosie is a diamond in the rough. She always made herself available and took my wife and I to see a number of properties at off hours and on short notice. She has extensive knowledge of the East Bay market and gave her us honest opinion regarding our prospects. After a couple of false starts, we landed the perfect place! No result could be better than that!
Krista helped us land a gem in Oakland. Krista always made herself available to field our questions and respond to concerns and I greatly appreciate her blunt honesty. She worked tirelessly with us, even as we had a number offers get outbid. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Rosie helped us find our first home and I couldn’t recommend her more! She and her partner Krista Miller worked together seamlessly to meet all of our needs. Rosie was fun, low pressure, knowledgeable and easy to reach with my millions of questions. We found just the house we needed and got a new friend to boot!
El Cerrito, CA
Last year, my husband and I began our search for our first home. Rosie was so patient with us and really held our hand through the process. Within less than six months, we were able to find our home thanks to Rosie! I highly recommend working with Rosie and Krista.
Krista helped my wife and I sell our house in Berkeley, teaming up with Rosie Papazian as listing agents. When interviewing potential agents, we found a match in Krista most notably because of her rare combination of seasoned experience with an upbeat, energetic attitude. Krista was supremely easy to work with and an absolute pleasure to be around.
My wife and I would wholeheartedly recommend Krista to anyone in need of a realtor’s help.
Rosie helped my wife and I sell our house in Berkeley, teaming up with Krista Miller as listing agents. We believe Rosie’s bright personality and team spirit was instrumental to our successful real estate transaction. Rosie worked hard to help our home shine it’s best. Rosie is an absolute pleasure to be around and easy to work with. We learned a lot while working with her.
My wife and I would wholeheartedly recommend Rosie to anyone in need of a realtor’s help.
Being new to East Bay real estate, we didn’t have much more than a price point that we wanted to hit. We didn’t know the neighborhoods, the climate zones, the proximity to public transportation, the pros/cons — nothing. Some say an open slate, I say we dealt Rosie a difficult hand. Despite our finicky tastes, Rosie guided us to the perfect house. Due to her connections with other agents, she even got us in to see a property that hadn’t hit the market yet. She put in multiple competitive offers for us and even circled back around to let us know that a house had come back on the market after we felt it was the one that got away. Her digging found some serious flaws on that property though, which saved us a lot of $$ and heartache. Ultimately, we scored our perfect home with Rosie, even though we didn’t submit the highest offer. She was personable, flexible, and communicative throughout the process and diligent about going through all of the disclosures and inspections. I heard nightmare stories about the real estate market here and she made it seem like a walk in the park.
Richmond HILLS, CA
Rosie helped me purchase my dream home. She was always responsive, kind, and helpful throughout the entire process. Rosie gave me great advice and was both realistic and encouraging.
I had ‘interviewed’ a few other agents but they were pushy and I didn’t feel I wanted to work with any of them. Rosie, by contrast, showed sensitivity toward my needs and what I wanted, rather than just trying to push a deal.
I enthusiastically recommend Rosie for her honesty, kindness and focus on her clients needs. She’s a fantastic and rare real estate agent.
El Cerrito, CA
Krista has handled every step of selling my home with grace, intelligence, levity, sensitivity (to the market AND to my situation), and efficiency. The sale of my home has come at a time of significant turmoil and transition in my life and I simply can’t imagine making it through the process without Krista’s help. She is a warm and selfless professional.
I would certainly echo the sentiment I read in one of her other testimonials: “I started out with a realtor and ended up with a friend.” She’s super organized, clear, responsive, willing to go out of her way, and, on top of all that, she’s got a huge heart!
Thank you so much, Krista!
And to everyone else, Krista is the ONE!
We had the privilege of working with Krista on the purchase of our new home this past winter. She did an excellent job of representing us and ultimately getting us into our first home in Albany. As other reviews have mentioned, Krista is incredibly warm and friendly. From the moment we started working with her, we realized she was willing to go the extra mile to meet our needs. At our first meeting, she said our young daughter was welcome to join us and even had toys ready for her to play with when we arrived. We also appreciated the fact that she was willing to meet with us after our daughter went to bed and worked late to submit offers and counter-offers.
Krista is also very diligent and maintains very open lines of communication. We were out of town for a critical period of our transaction and Krista kept us in the loop and up to date via phone, texts and emails. The sellers of our home were difficult to communicate with, but Krista’s persistence helped close the deal.
Krista has lots of connections with other realtors, inspectors and contractors, which is very helpful during negotiations and home inspections when things have to happen quickly. She proved to be a true asset from beginning to end.
Overall, Krista was a pleasure to work with. She was always positive and walked us through every step of the home-buying process. We would certainly recommend her for any new home-buyers in the East Bay.
My partner and I worked with Rosie in purchasing our first home. As first time homebuyers, we had a lot of concerns, and also a lot of learning to do.
Rosie did a fantastic job and made the experience as painless as it could be. Shopping for real estate in the Bay Area is quite the experience, but Rosie guided us through the process and set our expectations from the outset.
We ended up getting the second property we wrote on, and are so happy to be out of the rat race and into our beautiful condo.
We look forward to working with Rosie again in a few years when we are ready to upgrade!
Doug & Laurie C.
El Cerrito, CA
Krista- my husband and I have had the fortune to purchase and sell properties in Kensington CA, Lake Tahoe, Reno NV, Hawaii, Portland OR and Scottsdale AZ. In all those transactions we have never experienced anyone as professional and caring as you have been in selling our Parent’s home. Your assistance thru the entire sale went far beyond that of anyone we ever used. Your help with acquiring painters and stagers to the appraisers and inspectors was amazing. Emailing us the daily comps and getting us abreast of the market value was so important to our decision on the listing price. You advised us on the perfect price and with your knowledge,the sale within two weeks was beyond our expectations. Out of our nine previous real estate transactions you rose above them all. Please feel free to use this message as a recommendation to future clients.
Finding a dream home in a ‘hot market’ is a probably one of the most grueling and nerve-wracking tasks for a first-time home buyer. We could not have found our dream home without Krista Miller. Krista is dependable, thorough, and prompt. She does her research and provides useful insights. Throughout the entire process of buying a home, Krista communicated clearly with us, was accommodating of our requests and very professional.
She helped us find a place that was perfect for us (in the neighborhood that we wanted) and most importantly within our budget. We were really impressed with her energy, devotion, and attention to detail. Krista has everything you want in your real estate agent and then some. She has our utmost confidence and we would recommend her to anyone who is on the market to buy a home. In fact, we have already recommended her to our friends.