Real Estate Tips
The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year.
If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as […]
I’m very thankful . . . and grateful to my realtor Alicia Girard. My family and I appreciate her patience, knowledge and expertise with helping me with searching, and buying my home. She was always in contact with me, and made the process simple to understand. I had a great experience, and I highly recommend her.
Alicia Girard was truly outstanding in working with us to sell our home. Professional and so courteous in our interactions. Such a joy to work with. Her guidance and knowledge of the market was great and she answered all of our questions. She made herself available to us at all times and we felt a very personal connection to her. You have an outstanding agent in Alicia. We are so thankful have our paths cross.
Alicia did an outstanding job! We wanted to sell our house fast and it needed some fix ups, she was consistently providing great contractors who assisted us in fixing up our house and selling it asap. She is extremely knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to support her clients. Thank you Alicia for a job well done!
Alicia was the best realtor I have ever worked with. She is incredibly organized and prepared. She keeps the whole process on track and is an expert in the Tucson market. I wish I had another house to sell, just so I could work with her again.
Alicia is the best ! She went above and beyond to make sure our loan stayed on track until closing. Also had a lot of great tips bout the home and the area. Enjoyed working with her very much!
This is our fifth transaction with Alicia Girard and she just keeps getting better! Customer service, industry expertise, care for our needs are all off the charts. Could not recommend Alicia more!
Alicia Girard was great! She was very willing to explain the entire process to us and give us her advice. She was very attentive throughout everything. If we texted her she would either respond almost immediately, and if it it took her a little longer (30 min or so lol) she would call us and make sure that we were good to go. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
We cannot recommend Alicia highly enough. We moved cross-country and knew this would be a difficult process, but she made the home-buying process and move as painless as a realtor possibly could. Alicia was extremely knowledgeable and prompt in getting back to us and believe me, we really appreciated that. She always gave 110% and was a trusted advocate for us during the entire process.
I would highly recommend Alicia Girard to everyone. I have worked with other agents in the past, not one of them had the energy and quick response that Alicia has, she is amazing, energetic and very thorough. Alicia is a true asset of Long Realty. Thank you Alicia for everything you did for me.
Alicia did an awesome job. See wasn’t afraid to be out in front of the price curve in this unusual market. Priced it perfectly and was on top of every issue that needed addressing.
We anticipated that selling our home remotely could be a challenge to navigate. We needed to sell our rental home fast, at the best price and preferably without travel to facilitate. We chose Alicia Girard because of her high-level sales record and customer satisfaction through an on-line search engine. From our first conversation, we knew we had called the right person. We let her know our objectives and constraints and Alicia got the ball rolling quickly and never let is slow down until our home was sold. Alicia is professional and personable with a high level of energy. She made herself available with quick response to us but also initiated regular communication of our progress and provided insights and recommendations from our first call to close. Alicia did an outstanding job of marketing our home with listing details, photos and showings. She navigated schedules with our property management company and existing tenant. She was masterful in negotiating the terms of sale with the buyer’s agent. There are so many instances where she went above and beyond for us (too many to list). We are very lucky to have found such an amazing agent in Alicia Girard. Highly Recommend!
It’s hard to describe just how impressive Alicia is. I am so grateful to her for her professionalism, kindness, understanding and get it done attitude. I would not of been able to buy this home without her. I will always be in debt to her. She is a special realtor and person.
Alicia is incredibly skilled at her job. From start to finish, she made the home buying process smooth, simple and enjoyable. She found us the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood at the perfect price, plus connected us with an extremely talented group of inspectors, lenders and insurance agents who were equally as helpful. We can’t say enough kind words about her. Thank you, Alicia! We feel so fortunate to have found you!
Alicia is a great communicator who provides expert guidance on navigating in a hot real estate market, and shines a light on the nuances of home buying that result in buyer satisfaction.
Our agent, Alicia Girard was excellent! My wife and I have purchased 9 homes in 37 years and thus have learned to appreciate a really good agent like Alicia. Real estate transactions are complicated and having an agent that is truly professional, prompt, and detail oriented is invaluable. Significantly, Alicia put our interests ahead of her own in that she continued to negotiate for a lower price rather than just closing the deal prematurely which would have assured her a quick commission. Instead she kept advocating for us and saved us an additional two or three thousand. Also, unlike our earlier home purchases in which we were purchasing in areas we knew well, we came to the northwest Tucson area (Casas Adobes, Oro Valley, Marana) as out-of-towners with limited time. She listened well enough, and knew the area well enough, to know what we would like and not waste time on “no way” properties. We found Alicia by requesting a reference from our own excellent realtor in Grand Junction, Ron Sechrist of Bray Realty, and we have been very pleased with Alicia.
I can’t speak highly enough of Alicia. Her hard work, dedication, and compassion for her clients always shines. She is a true professional! You will be glad to have her on your side.
Alicia treated us so personally that we felt secure with the whole process. She became a good friend we could go to with many questions. We would recommend her to everyone.
I had the pleasure of buying my little Tucson home with Alicia as my real estate agent. She always made me feel important to her and was never frustrated by my restrictions and needs. She also helped me through the loan process and was on call for my endless questions. She ALWAYS returned my phone calls and she has now become a wonderful new friend! I highly recommend her services. I am sure you will be satisfied.
We were looking for a retirement home in Tucson, while living in Denver. Alicia made the online home reviews, multiple showings when we visited Tucson, and the long distance closing process very smooth. Listened to what we were looking for instead of what she wanted to sell. Overall, a very professional and pleasant experience and we bought a home we love!
Alicia is the best real estate agent I’ve ever worked with (out of 6 home purchases in 4 states). She’s extremely knowledgeable, informative, patient, and thoughtful. She negotiated a great deal for us when we bought our home in Oro Valley and we felt completely comfortable, confident, and supported throughout the process. I even sent my parents to her to buy and sell their home, with fantastic results in both transactions. I recommend Alicia Girard to EVERYONE.
Alicia was a great help in all the ups and downs of selling my house and buying a new one. She was very good at setting up inspections, doing follow-up and comps and making moving day happen. Highly recommend her.
Alicia is one of the most customer-centric and engaging realtors I have worked with. When we moved to Arizona, Alicia helped us purchase our home and made it a seamless and delightful experience for us. When you are going through a real estate transaction, there are so many variables and moving parts with multiple individuals involved in the end to end transaction. So, minor challenges and delays have a high probability to keep you up at night during the process. What you need is a realtor who gives you a “Complete confidence” that you are in safe hands and that “She’s got it”. That’s Alicia for you! She was proactive, passionate, empathetic, agile and caring. Just in the first 5 mins after you meet Alicia, you will understand her passion and love for what she does! Our next home purchase is a few years away but we already have our realtor identified…..It’s Alicia!!
Alicia works extremely hard for her clients and is a very good negotiator . I would not think of buying a house without her!
Alicia was fantastic in helping us purchase our home in Tucson. While we have owned our home for over a year now, we still reach out to her for suggestions in finding people for changes we wish to make in our house or for maintenance items in the home. We are relocating to Tucson permanently and rely on her help in locating trustworthy contractors/companies. Alicia has twice replied and assisted us while on vacation. I would wholeheartedly recommend Alicia for ALL your real estate needs.
Great experience, Professional, pays attention to details I appreciate that! She has great resources when selling your home when whatever is needed on a time deadline! Thanks Alicia for selling our home and finding our new one!
My husband and I had a terrific experience with Alicia. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable about real estate. I recommend Alicia highly and will enlist her services any time we need to buy or sell a home. We were very blessed to find her. Alicia worked very hard for us and we got the home we wanted, at the price we wanted. Thank you Alicia!!!
Fabulous! We highly recommend Alicia Girard at Long Realty in Oro Valley, Arizona. This is the second time Alicia fulfilled our needs in selling and finding our home. First time was a move for convenience, the second our home for retirement! Our home sold in 4 days… that says it all!!!