There are many reasons why we are very thankful we had Sherry Swift for our realtor. First, she really got to know us and know what exactly we were looking for in a home. Second, when we would go look at a home we would have open, honest discussions with her about if the home met our needs. She never told us something that we wanted to hear just to try and make a sale. Third, she was persistent where she needed to be. We were not able to get in to preview a home which we really liked because the renters would not let us in. She was persistent with the real estate agent because she thought it would be a good match for us and eventually we were able to see it and it ended up being the home we purchased. The other real estate agent told us that it was Sherry’s persistence that really made a difference in us being the first to see the house. Fourth, she is very knowledgeable about the locations she specializes in. The appraisal came in on the house we were selling and it was way lower than the sales price. Instead of just telling us that the sales price needed to change, she went back and reviewed the appraisal in depth. Her knowledge of Aliso Viejo and the Victoria tract specifically made her realize that the appraiser had made some crucial mistakes. She had a long discussion with him and he went back and increased the appraised value by $18,000! Without Sherry’s help and knowledge I don’t think we would have been able to sell our home and purchase our dream home.