I just thought we would drop you a quick note to thank you very much for helping guide two Canadians through the pit falls and challenges of purchasing a house in the US. Your patience in showing us so many houses was unbelievable (thank God you have a hybrid car). Your wife Frances was so much help in emailing us pictures of houses we would be interested in and ensuring all the required paper work was in order. Once we found ‘the one’, your expertise in the market, from dealing with the US bank to the escrow agent, and even recommending trades people, enabled us to make it our dream home. I would have no reservations with recommending your services to other Canadians or US purchasers. Once again thank you for your outstanding service.
Working with Dick and Frances Sakowicz was as easy and stress free as buying your first home can be. Not only did Dick know the real estate market, he never ran out of places to show us, or enthusiasm. When things were beyond stressful, Frances was the best at getting us to perk up and try again. Dick never tried to over sell us and taught us every step of the way. Dealing with kids can never ever be easy. The paperwork was always done fast and always waiting for us at the office.
No matter the problem, Dick and Frances were always there encouraging us to take our time, pick the right house, never forcing an idea or just trying to get rid of us. With our meticulous personality and a full year of searching, they were always there and treated us like million dollar clients while looking at foreclosures. Dick never gave up and was very persistent with our seller, always giving us daily updates.
I cannot believe how so very lucky we were to find Dick and Frances Sakowicz, without them I don’t think we would have survived the house buying insanity, I can never thank you two enough and if anyone is ever lucky enough to work with these two, know you are in great knowledgeable hands that will take care of you and all of your needs. Thank you both for being such a big part of our life.
There are lots of choices for real estate agents and advisors in the desert, and I burned through a number of them before finding Dick and Frances Sakowicz – who helped me find my home in Palm Springs. They were always there for me, and Dick’s excellent, timely advice on the loan was the determining factor in the purchase. Highly recommended!
Frances, thank you for all your help in getting the property and the paperwork done.
Please extend my gratitude to Dick.
We’re so glad that we found Dick Sakowicz at ReMax for our home search. As Canadians, we wanted someone who would thoroughly explain the particulars of buying in California and the current local market conditions. He helped us analyze the entire inventory to find that home just right for our family. And we had fun along the way. We chose Palm Springs for the variety of restaurants and events taking place throughout the year. Dick conscientiously facilitated the negotiations for the home we chose and we ended up very happy with our new home and our new friends – Dick and Frances. When people ask me to refer a good realtor, I always tell them, “Dick Sakowicz is the best realtor in Palm Springs!”
Carlos and Rose Vancouver, BC
Dick and Frances have been a fantastic real estate broker. They are extremely professional, very hard working and caring, making sure to keep me well informed and up to date throughout the process. They created great attention and traffic for my property, and were very hands on consistently. They went well above and beyond in helping me manage my property and get it into better shape to help enable a good sale in a timely manner. They are very dedicated, serious and wonderful people, who really care about doing a great job. I would highly recommend them and would gladly use them again.
Thank you Dick and Frances.
Geoffrey in Houston, Texas
Frances and Dick:
I want to express my appreciation for your tireless efforts in finding buyers for my two Desert Hot Springs properties which I had foreclosed on and were in disrepair.
After we met on site and reviewed alternatives, you correctly convinced me that they should be sold as soon as possible and with minimum fix up expense. Your knowledge of the area, zoning laws, escrow documents and providing a good contractor were important in selling these properties at a good price in a difficult market.
There were times when I thought I was your only client as you promptly returned phone calls, faxes, E mails, took pictures etc. But, obviously, that was not really the case.
In summary, I was relieved of these “investments” expeditiously and enjoyed knowing and working with you both. You make a great team!
I heartedly recommend you without qualification.
Sincerely, Neil Torrence, Banning, CA
In today’s mail I received the Seller’s Closing Statement for the property I sold as the Personal Representative of an Estate.
This sale was one of the most difficult things I have had to handle. The first problem arose when I found, at the last moment of the first attempt to sell the house, I wasn’t in a legal position to do so. My first attorney didn’t do his job! I had to back away from the sale and start all over again!
Through all of this turmoil, my Real Estate Agent, Dick Sakowicz, remained positive and very supportive. The house was back on the market and Dick immediately had another offer for more than the asking price!
Dick was so supportive! If I contacted him with a question, he was immediately back to me like I was his only client. He and his wife, Frances, his Marketing Director, went way beyond what I expected them to do to assist me. I live in Ontario, Canada and couldn’t be at the house to let in people working at the house. Dick and Frances were always there in my place without complaint! Frances even personally found paint in the garage to touch up a few marks on the walls.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Dick Sakowicz and his team a 10 for sure! I most certainly highly recommend them to sell your house!
My husband, Ty, and I decided to buy a house out in Sun City, Indio and needed to sell our condo in Palm Springs as quickly as possible. So, we drove by ReMax Realty and stopped in and met Dick who quickly listed our condo.
Dick did a great job selling our condo. He held open houses every week, advertised it with photos and called us with all updates every week. He was easy to talk to and respected our wishes at all times.
In a few months we had an offer. We ended up having a very difficult and trying escrow with delays at time of closing, all of which had nothing to do with Dick and everything to do with the agent of the buyer. But, Dick handled it all, offered suggestions, took back up offers and did all he could to see that our escrow closed, which it eventually did.
As we were heading home we realized that our Comcast equipment was still in our condo and needed to be returned. We called Dick and he got a key, went in, took it apart and returned it to Comcast, saving us a 200 dollar fee. We really appreciated it and found this to be far above what is required for an agent.
We would highly recommend Dick to anyone looking to buy or sell in the desert. He did a great job for us and we know he would for you, too. Give Dick a call. You won’t be sorry.
Barbara Applegate and Ty Kittle
My husband and I owned a vacation home in Cathedral City for 10 years. After he passed away I found managing two homes to be too much for me to manage. I received a recommendation from a Remax agent up here and Dick contacted me. He ushered me through the selling process with patience, good humor and efficiency. The home was sold within a month at the price he predicted. He made a difficult process as simple as it possibly could be and I was well satisfied.