”My husband and I had seen a home with property for sale on the MLS web site. At the time we had just begun our process of looking. She assisted us and took us to see the home/property. We made a decision to put an offer in. To our disappointment there was already an offer. A year later, we were contacted by Alisa, stating that the same home was listed again. We proceeded with making an offer, it was accepted, then the bank decided to foreclose on it instead of letting us go through the short sale. The home was auctioned off on the courthouse steps and bought by Freddie Mac. We were devastated and frustrated. Alisa tracked down the representative with Freddie Mac that was responsible for the house. We have no idea how she did that, but that is how good she is.
Fast forward... She was able to find out the office that was going to be listing it. Because of her perseverance, determination, and dedication, the realtor called her to tell her it would be listed again. We were able to make the first offer. It is a year now since my husband and I moved in. My husband and I have no doubt that is it was not for Alisa’s perseverance and dedication we would have never been able to buy our home.”
Kim and Steve S.May 26, 2015
“Dennis recently handled the sale of my Grass Valley home. His real estate knowledge is impressive and his calm style made working with him a pleasure. He kept everything moving as smoothly and his abilities made all the difference in managing the sale. Dennis has a genuine desire to help people, and the ability to work through even the most difficult situations. His personal integrity and professional attitude, along with his real estate knowledge, kept everything on track to completion. I would work with Dennis again in an instant, and recommend him without reservation. It was a pleasure to work with him."
Chris NicholsMay 26, 2015
“I have been working with Alisa Johnson for several years as she manages my three Alta Sierra properties in Grass Valley, and consults me on a regular basis on potential further residential acquisitions. I would highly recommend Alisa as a partner to assist in your real estate needs – whatever they may be. My experience with her is 100% positive. She has a knack for seeking out real estate value I live outside of the area and feel 100% comfortable that my properties are in good hands. She is responsive to my tenants by making herself available to ensure repairs are fixed in a timely and quality manner. When I have had vacancies, Alisa has found suitable replacements in every case, and has found them quickly. I cannot think of one time where I have had a vacancy on any of my properties for more than one month. She also has effectively priced the rents to keep me in a positive cash flow situation, and is “well connected” in the area which has enabled her success at minimizing vacancy times, and finding cost effective repair services when we needed. If immediate repair services are not available, Alisa will still find a way – often times using her personal network of family members to fix the problem. In terms of her “eye” for real estate, one of my properties was purchased on Alisa’s direction, and it was for sure the best investment of the three I own – best area, best cash flow, and best tenants. I would highly recommend Alisa to anyone for their real estate needs, and would be happy to serve as a reference to anyone considering working with her.”
Tom EzrinMay 26, 2015
“Dennis Geare not only found me homes that were my unique taste, he didn't think twice about showing them to me even at an hour drive away. He also would accommodate my out of town work schedule. He went above and beyond the call of duty doing several things for me that I'm sure are not in his job description. I am very thankful for Dennis and the staff at Cornerstone Realty. They worked harder than anyone to make sure I got my dream home. When I called to double- and triple-check details, he always called right back and was ready to help with anything - the mortgage broker, inspections, real estate laws and even a little patience with the short sale. I don't think I'd be this happy without his type of experience and knowledge."
Marc ScherfMay 26, 2015
“Dennis is a superior real estate agent who always goes the extra mile for every one of his clients. In fact, if you are fortunate to have Dennis as your agent, you will find that you feel like his only client because of the personalized attention he is able to provide. He is not only an expert in understanding the Gold Country real estate market and beyond, but he is one of the most trustworthy, intelligent and caring people that I know. Despite first meeting Dennis in a professional business capacity, I now consider him a friend and will continue to refer as many customers to Dennis as I can."
Nancy BagliettoMay 26, 2015
"Alisa is not only a very respoinsive and professional agent, but she’s a genuinely nice person as well. She consistently kept us aprised as to the progress of our sale and if/when anything else was needed. It was a real pleasure to work with her through the entire process."
HollingsworthMay 26, 2015
“Alisa Johnson was such a blessing duing our home search. She understood our needs and went the extra mile to make sure we found the right home for us and that our sale concluded optimally! She even managed to get the price lowered to take care of issues that were found on inspection. Working with her was so easy and we knew if we had any questions, she was there for us.! We’de use her again in a heartbeat!
Mike and DeLindaMay 26, 2015
“Dennis helped us find a lovely home and piece of land when we moved back to California. He is definitely hard-working, thorough, and a pleasure to be around. He listened carefully to what we wanted and screened properties for us. He was patient with our sometimes difficult purchase (a short sale) and always researched questions we had for him. We highly recommend him!”
Ofer K. & Selene M.May 26, 2015
“We were very pleased the way Alisa handled the sale of our vacant lot in Grass Valley, CA. It actually sold quicker than we had expected. If we needed any help with real estate in the future we certainly would go to her first.”