Julie Taylor and Kunle Eso, April 2019

“We initially met Sarah at an open house during the early stages of our house search. From our first conversation, she exuded a feeling of ease and comfort about the impending process. Sarah is exceptional and beyond anything we ever dreamed we could find in an agent. We were new to the area and interested in purchasing our first home. Sarah took an incredible amount of time to detail each step of the process. Moreover, Sarah is well connected to important resources in the real estate business. She connected us with a great broker, general inspector, among many others both during and after escrow. From the moment we met her, each interaction was rewarding, thoughtful, professional, trustworthy, and informative. Sarah was undoubtedly the best piece of our house hunting puzzle. We unequivocally recommend Sarah for anyone in need of a topnotch agent.”

Alex Cory, December 2018

“We interviewed 3 of the most active local realtors in the San Gabriel Valley. Sarah had by far the best knowledge of the local market and the best presentation for how to position and price our home to meet our objectives. Throughout the process, she was prompt, attentive, communicated well, was very thoughtful, kept her (and our) poise, and was very professional. I have bought and/or sold about 9 homes over the years and found Sarah to be the most competent and capable realtor I have ever worked with. I would give her my highest recommendation.”

Roy van Duivenvbode, December 2018

“Sarah was an absolute rock star in helping us sell our family home in South Pasadena this fall. She is very intimate with the specialness of South Pasadena and our particular neighborhood. She supported us in getting the home ready to sell with her deep network of trusted resources. She went above and beyond to be there at the house when we were unable to be there. She understood our deep connection to our home and community, and respected this throughout the process. Sarah understands this market and advised us thoughtfully and intelligently. We are so pleased with the process and the outcome, and Sarah was key to this happening. She has restored my faith in real estate brokers. We cannot speak highly enough of her savvy, integrity, organization, and responsiveness. I highly recommend Sarah for all your real estate needs.”

Tricia Brech, October 2018

“I highly recommend Sarah for any real estate needs. Sarah was there from beginning to end in helping us sell our mother’s home, which was so important since I live out of town and my brother lives out of state. From our first meeting, Sarah was prepared with information about the house and what our options were if we sold or leased it. When we needed repairs done to the house, Sarah was able to arrange the work and be there when the workers arrived. She truly was the most accommodating when it came to our needs. Her extensive knowledge of the area, her research of our property and surrounding areas, her selling strategy, and her constant updates with us was top notch. There was not one time when I felt like I didn’t know where we stood in the process or that she was unavailable when I had questions. After being on the market for less than 2 weeks, we received 8 offers with most of them being over the asking price. Amazing! Sarah is smart, thoughtful, genuine, and looked out for our best interests. She is definitely a 5 star real estate professional.”

Joanne Rivens, Executor, August 2018

“Sarah Halpin was a God send! As the executor of an Estate located on the opposite coast from where I reside, I traveled to California to interview potential realtors to list my sister’s house. I interviewed fifteen agents, some offered the moon, some felt as if they were selling me the house, and some even brought gifts. I found Sarah through another source. When she arrived, there were no frills or blowing of smoke, she had a folder where she showed all the research she already completed, not just comps, she went to the assessor’s office and pulled permits, liens, and history. She was well informed and not pushy. Of course, not wanting to deal with anything I went with the guy who promised the moon, problem was he would not put it in writing. When I reached back to Sara she was more then willing to take on the listing.

Sarah was incredibly helpful and diligent. From start to finish we had the house sold in four months, that included a long probate court process. Thanks Sarah!”

​Lisa Carrrington, March 2018

“I feel compelled to write a review for Sarah Halpin, our amazing realtor. We have known Sarah for more than 10 years. She assisted with leasing our family home when our parents passed away and made the entire transition simple in a difficult time. She always went above and beyond, helping us source and hire service providers and finding us the most responsible tenants.

Two months ago when we decided to sell, she advised us regarding how to maximize return and the best process to follow. We put the house on the market and, exactly according to the plan, we received 11 offers, the majority over the asking price, just as she had strategized.
She created an incredibly detailed spreadsheet so that we could better understand the variances in the offers. Her painstaking attention to detail and sharp analysis of all offers was invaluable to us and we closed with an all cash 10 day offer far exceeding our expectations for profit.

Sarah is smart, strategic, ethical and kind, and we highly recommend you buy/sell/lease your property with her. We trust her implicitly to garner the best results possible.”

Kathy Thompson, November 2017

“Without reservation I recommend Sarah Halpin as an excellent realtor. I have bought and sold several houses and Sarah is by far the most knowledgeable, effective, responsive and hard-working realtor I have had. Sarah guided me through the sale of my deceased brother’s home in Eagle Rock. I live in Virginia which could have made the process slower and more stressful. I made a number of trips to get the house ready and throughout felt that Sarah was my advocate always ahead in what needed to be done, when, and how in order to get the best sale possible. The house sold quicker and for a higher price because of Sarah’s hard-work, competence, and commitment. For all prospective sellers and buyers: if you are lucky enough to be in Sarah Halpin’s area you cannot do better for a successful, effective, responsive and hard-working realtor.”

Nick Pemberton, September 2017

“We are return customers of Sarah’s, having now worked with her on the buying and selling sides. I can say, without a doubt, we had the best service imaginable. Sarah is responsive, always on, always available, polite, professional, articulate, and a skilled negotiator. She has a great eye on the market and is able to spot ideas, strategies, and trends many others might miss. She is also very good at recognizing where and when to stay out of trouble, and has great patience and timing. Sarah is excellent at making you aware of all variables and factors at play in any potential transaction, so you can feel confident you are making the most informed decision possible. You can also feel confident she always has your best interests at heart. Buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful events in life, but with Sarah, it is very nice having the peace of mind that she is always in your corner, every step of the way, and that whether buying or selling, she is helping you make the best decisions possible. In the future, if we buy or sell again, we will definitely be coming to Sarah.”

Bob and Dori Mammano, July 2017

“We chose Sarah Halpin of Markey & Associates and couldn’t have been more pleased at how that worked out. She guided all our efforts at getting the house ready to show: empting the house of furnishings, cleaning it inside and out, making needed repairs, and gathering all the information necessary for prospective buyers. Within two weeks the house could be shown and in three weeks we were in the enviable position of receiving 13 offers, all but one at higher than our asking price. And most importantly, she successfully negotiated the various contingencies satisfying the desires of both seller and buyer so that closing was smooth, uneventful, and quick.So, many thanks, Sarah. We couldn’t be more satisfied and would be happy to supply any added details to any prospective new client for your agency.”

Todd Pinsky, June 2017

“Sarah Halpin is an old-school realtor in the very best sense. She is a very fair and diplomatic person, and also brings a sense of dedication and thoroughness to the work. Her ethics and just plain good manners were so refreshing, especially these days when such qualities can seem like a thing of the past. We had been through a tough experience with another agent before contacting Sarah (on the highest recommendation of a close friend), and the difference could not have been more pronounced. Our sale was not an easy one, with numerous bumps in the road, including a couple of very difficult buyers’ agents. She consulted with us very closely and very consistently, and helped us navigate several difficult (and unforeseen) strategic decisions. This deal required a steady hand and a lot of perseverance, and Sarah was a “Go-To” person at every moment. She was always cheerful yet realistic when the going got tough, and although it is a cliche, I’ll say we couldn’t have done it without her. I would recommend Sarah Halpin in a heartbeat. Highest marks all around!”