Claire Krystkiewicz, December 2020

Sarah Halpin had been helping my mom for years so when it came time to start looking to buy my first home, Sarah was the perfect choice! Working with Sarah has been a dream. She is beyond professional, personable, and extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and all aspects of the real estate process. She answered all of my questions and prepared me for all of the steps that I would be taking, making sure I was my most comfortable. She listened to what my preferences were, suggested a number of listings that I may be interested in, and represented me honestly and completely. She worked incredibly hard and negotiated on my behalf for the best results. I trusted her expertise and knew she was truly working with my best interest in mind. Because of Sarah, I am now the proud owner of my first home. For me, there is no other real estate agent that I would want to work with. I cannot recommend Sarah Halpin highly enough.”

Cynthia Velky, October 2020

“At the beginning of 2020 my mother, sister and I were so very fortunate to find Sarah and engage her services to sell my mom’s home of 47 years. Sarah is consummately professional and knowledgeable, yet warm and engaging. She was also caring and responsive, which really helped tremendously during some trying times at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated uncertainties. She helped us navigate through some tricky situations common to older homes, and gave us lots of helpful advice which we really appreciated. My mom was thrilled when we finally sold her home. We wholeheartedly recommend Sarah for your real estate needs!!”

Jason Phan, July 2020

“Sarah recently helped my wife and I find and purchase a home in La Canada Flintridge, and we would highly recommend her. There are three things that stand out about Sarah: – Her knowledge and experience: My wife and I were planning to move to the area from San Francisco, and we met Sarah while browsing one of her open houses. We were impressed by her knowledge of the local neighborhoods and her experience as both a selling and buying agent – so much so that months later we decided to call her up from SF to help us look for properties in the area. As we started to get deeper into the process, we saw that her deep experience also extended to the negotiating process. She was able to guide us through what otherwise would have been a chaotic process of back-and-forth negotiations. – Her accommodation to our needs: Because we were not in the local area, Sarah was exceptionally accommodating to our needs. She didn’t hesitate to hop on a late night call to walk through her findings, and if there was a property we were interested in, she would always be there the next day or so to help view it for us with her phone in hand, providing a thorough recording of the property. In the fast paced world of real estate where any delay could cost you, this is absolutely what you want in an agent. We’re certain that we would not have been able to be the frontrunners for our home had she not moved fast and helped us get in before interest picked up. – Her high standard of professionalism: While Sarah was helping us with preparing and presenting offers, one thing that stuck out to us was how clear it was that she was looking out for our interests. We’ve worked with buyer agents in the past who, at times, would push on offer prices in order to “get the deal done”. Sarah is the opposite: she exuded a sense of calm and objectiveness throughout this process. In particular, there were a few instances where even as we were considering conceding more on a counter-offer, she would flat out say that she didn’t feel that the particular property warranted that price. This is something that is rare in a buying agent. When you work with Sarah, you can trust that she is looking out for your interests. In the end she was able to help us negotiate the close of a great property at a price that we were thrilled with.”

Nadine and Daniel Douke, October 2019

“Sarah Halpin is without a doubt the best realtor my husband and I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It was our good fortune to come across Sarah through a referral from friends who raved about her high ethical standards and professional approach in the selling of their family home. We found exactly the same to be true of Sarah. She worked diligently obtaining all necessary information to make our decisions, and her extensive real estate knowledge was extremely comforting for two senior clients in our 70’s. Her delightful personality and professional guidance made our condo purchase a real pleasure at every step of the process. Kudos to you Sarah, and thank you from the bottom of our two hearts for a job well done!”

Denise Durrett, Trustee, October 2019

Sarah is so great to work with! She made the selling process very easy and stress-free. I would definitely recommend her for all real estate transactions.

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!”