Testimonials

Read what my clients have to say about working with me.

Petra & Philip Z

When we decided to move we started looking for an agent to help us find a house in Petaluma and Petra connected with Margaret. After looking at some houses we invited her to come and visit our house in Marin to give her a better idea what we were looking for and she understood right away what was important to us. At this point we also realized that Margaret understood how important it was for us to make the right moves to sell our house in Marin. She understood so well that she helped us prepare the house for sale and sold it all within three weeks. Two days before we accepted the offer for our house in Marin, she showed us our dream house in Petaluma. Within an hour of accepting the offer for the house in Marin, we put in an offer on that dream house that was accepted the next morning! With all of the paperwork and scheduling of contractors as well as keeping us on schedule she did it with such tremendous calm. It only hit us after all of it that we would have never managed without her.

R & J Merk

My wife was drawn to Margaret's bio she saw online. We didn't know anyone in Petaluma. Once we met Margaret in person, we quickly decided she was the one for us. Margaret's intimate knowledge of Petaluma and her friendly, honest personality made us fee very comfortable. We couldn't be more impressed with Margaret. We would not have been able to purchase our home in West Petaluma without following Margaret's advice about how to structure the terms of the offer. She understood what was important to the sellers by studying their situation and talking extensively to the selling agent. She's an excellent listener. Margaret's also easy to talk to, perceptive, and is a stickler for details and following up on our questions. We are big fans of Margaret Schrock and will recommend her to anyone looking to do a real estate transaction in Sonoma or Marin counties.

D & C, Petaluma

Margaret worked with us over many, many years until we found the house we finally purchased. Throughout the process, Margaret was informative, supportive and a wealth of resources, especially in getting our old house ready to sell. She guided us on how to prepare our home for market. We ended up with 10 offers and sold our home for $250,000 over the list price. Initially, we were reluctant to follow some of the recommendations Margaret made to get our house ready to sell, but we ultimately did and realized our house looked much better and wished we had made those changes while still living in it.

Wes & Willow

Margaret is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the market. She was always available for texts, calls, and emails and was willing to work with us as first-time buyers with a low down payment. In the end, we got the house we wanted because Margaret was able to tell us about a house that had just become available. We felt confident in her expertise and feel lucky to be working with her. She also recommended a lender and contractors that we've enjoyed working with.

Mark & Theresa K.

We just completed our 6th residential property sale, and it was by far our most successful transaction. From start to finish, Margaret’s communication and response time was impeccable. The pricing strategy was spot on and was fully complemented by her marketing plan which led to a rapid sale. We were also very impressed with her knowledge of the local market and relationships with other active Agents. All of this led to very happy clients!

Kristen & HT

We were new to Petaluma and Margaret's knowledge of the local real estate market was invaluable to us. She was extremely responsive and knowledgeable throughout the entire process - from getting in to see houses as soon as they were available to putting together an offer and reading the disclosures and inspections all the way through our escrow and closing process. And the help didn't end when we closed - she gave us amazing recommendations for contractors to get needed work done.

David B.

Margaret was a terrific and encouraging team leader. She was very resourceful and full of wonderful ideas. We felt like we were in the hands of someone who really cared and respected us as clients.

Kate B.

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.

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