Read what my clients have to say about working with me.
Margaret gave us great guidance from the first moment we considered listing our house. She knew exactly what to do with staging, timing and marketing, and was with us every step of the way. Margaret made what could have been a stressful time a straightforward process, and helped figure out how to get our house sold on our timeline. She absolutely surpassed our expectations — we received multiple offers over asking, and negotiated to get the deal that worked best for us. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Margaret — she is a savvy, honest real estate pro takes great pride in helping clients successfully navigate this crazy market. Thank you, Margaret, you’re the best!
Chinh & Anh N.
Through a colleague's referral, we contacted Margaret for her help in purchasing our first home in Santa Rosa or Sebastopol area. It was the best call that we made. Not only does Margaret know the Sonoma County real estate market well, she is extremely personable, patient and makes you feel comfortable with the entire home-buying process. She gets to know you so she can understand your needs and expectations. Even after many months of searching, looking at various property types as we narrowed down our wants, Margaret maintained her good sense of humor and always gave us sound advice. Margaret found us a great property in a highly desirable Santa Rosa neighborhood off-market; she successfully negotiated our offer and smoothly managed the escrow process. She wants to build a long term relationship with her clients. We highly recommend Margaret, and we look forward to future opportunities with her.
Lisa & Nathaniel L.
Seven months into the pandemic, and two weeks before the presidential election, my husband and I began the process of trying to buy our first home. I know what you're thinking: "Surely you are describing some kind of reality show? About the limits of stress that the human condition can endure?" And truly, it was a lot. But cutting through the chaos was our own personal warrior queen: Margaret Schrock. Margaret is sharp, kind, candid, warm and funny and a terrific agent to boot. She notices little details about a house that can have big implications. She is protective of her clients when they get heart eyes for a money pit. And she goes to bat for you when you fall in love with the perfect house, as she did for us, writing this from our new home that we have to keep pinching each other to believe is real. Given Margaret's reputation and connections throughout Petaluma, though, I suppose it's pretty believable that we ended up here. Anyway, we will always feel lucky that Margaret was recommended to us at a time and in a year when we so badly needed something to go right. Because that's what Margaret does: She makes things go right.
Margaret was recommended to me by a friend. I had also contacted two other brokers before choosing Margaret. The key strategic decision was to determine the asking price. Margaret suggested a price that would encourage interest and possibly generate multiple offers. The strategy worked and we received 7 offers all at or above the asking price. The strategy was a good way to determine the actual market value of the property. The property sold quickly considerable over the asking price! Margaret was very good about listening to my objectives in the sale of the property. She was very responsive in communications and provided excellent advice in answering all of my questions. I couldn't be more pleased with the sales experience with Margaret. The sale moved quickly and efficiently and I believe we got the best possible contract. I would highly recommend Margaret Schrock to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, hard working, trustworthy broker to represent them in the sale of their home.
D. & M. O'Brien
It was a pleasure working with Margaret Schrock! She explained the process step by step and answered all our questions quickly and clearly, always making sure what method of communication was best for that particular moment. Our house sold on the first day of listing. There initial offer was above asking, but she explained to us that an appraisal was needed and that the final price may not be as high. I appreciate that she was not trying to sugarcoat the situation, so when the appraisal did come lower than the high offer, it was not a shock. At the end of the day, the property sold for what we initially wanted, which in our mind was going to be the max (we were even ready to lower a bit). We are very grateful.
Jeanne & Leon C.
Moving can be quite a challenge! But if you choose the perfect realtor the process becomes much easier. My husband and I have moved several times including from East Coast to West Coast and have considerable experience with the venture. Working with Margaret Schrock was the best decision we made. Her knowledge of the Petaluma market, the intricacies of contracting and her professionalism all made the experience very positive. We received top dollar for our home and never had to list it and we were able to successfully purchase the home we chose. A very good experience from beginning to closing. No hesitation to recommend Margaret for your next home purchase.
Amy & Chris
Margaret Schrock was a fantastic agent for us. She is extremely knowledgeable about Petaluma and the real estate market there. Margaret spent a lot of time initially getting to know us and listening to our preferences and limitations. She was thoughtful about our time and which places she showed us. Margaret guided us in the direction to buy the house that she knew to be the best choice for our family, given her experience. But, most importantly, she helped us to craft a thoughtful offer. We got our home on the first bid! The home exceeds the expectation of what we thought we could get in our price range. Margaret is the best!
Damien & Nicole B.
My family moved to Petaluma in 2015, and it would have been a lot more difficult if not for Margaret. She was a lot of fun to work with friendly and giving of her time, but also focused and aggressive with our house hunt. She brought us up to speed on every details of the local market, gave us tours of neighborhoods and wrestled with the pros and cons of our options. Whenever homes came on the market, she quickly alerted us and got us in for a viewing. When it came to making decisions, she was professional and collaborative. Despite a tough market, we found a great house that my wife and two daughters love.
I cannot thank Margaret enough for her patience and perseverance in helping me find a home. Being fairly new to the area, it took me a while to get used to the price of homes here so I really had to change and evolve my expectations during the search. Even still, she always showed a keen sense of what I was looking for and was very quick to show me relevant listings and provide insight. During the entire process, Margaret was gracious, fun to work with and always available. In the end, I purchased a beautiful condo right in the area I wanted to be and couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend Margaret.
I have known Margaret Schrock for years and my experience with her for this transaction was nothing less than excellent. The transaction involved contingencies on multiple properties both in and out of state. Margaret went above and beyond to handle and coordinate efforts on a protracted timeline. We were in constant communication and she helped me make important decisions to get the most value for my property. I would recommend Margaret to anyone looking for a "partner" in the sales process. Well done