We were so fortunate to have Gina Martinelli as our realtor!
I only have good things to say about Gina and the whole experience.
During the middle of the COVID pandemic, we decided to move back to San Diego after having lived in Sonoma County for 10 years. Initially, we thought that we would get settled in San Diego and then return to Forestville to get the house ready for sale. With limitations on travel, we were not able to travel back to Forestville. In stepped Gina! She took care of everything, and I do mean everything. She arranged all the necessary inspections and provided valuable advice regarding which repairs were necessary and which could be disclosed. She found the trades people for the necessary repairs and managed everything. Some of the repairs that she supervised were: dry rot repair, painting, re-roofing part of the roof, landscape design in certain areas, dump runs, and more. And, she even stood in line at Xfinity to return our cable box! I know that she did things that we should have handled but she never once made us feel uncomfortable or guilty! Gina always had a positive attitude and a joke to lighten the mood.
When our house went on the market, Gina kept us informed about important details but did not overwhelm us with unnecessary information. She sold our house at asking price in less than three weeks! We are so thankful that Gina was our realtor and found a great family to move into our beloved family home.
– Patrick and Amy and Family
Gina focused on our needs … not the sale
What I like best about Gina Martinelli is that she’s not a “salesperson”; she’s more of an advisor. She listens to what you need and provides her honest, professional opinion about various properties. It’s not about the sale. As a matter of fact, I called Gina numerous times about houses I’d seen on MLS and she actually talked me out of even looking at them because she knew they were not a good fit for us. With her expertise and extensive knowledge of Sonoma County, Gina knows whether properties are next to railroad tracks, or in an unsafe neighborhood, or whatever. Gina knows her stuff!
Thank you, Gina, for your positive attitude and patience and your refusal to let us settle for anything less than the perfect home.
– Wood Family
When my wife and I decided to move from California to Oregon, we needed to sell not only our home in Guerneville, but also my mother’s home in Santa Rosa. We expected the houses to be on the market for at least 30 days. Not so! With Gina Martinelli’s help, we sold one home in a single day, with a purchase price higher than the asking price; we sold the second home within three days, with two bids coming in at full asking price. Of course, the housing market at the time played a huge role in our success, but so did Gina. For example:
Gina told us exactly what we needed to do to make each house look its best.
Gina gave us advice on what to renovate and what to leave for the new owners.
Since the county had lost all documentation on our home, Gina helped us gather everything a buyer would need: elevation certification, building permits, etc.
Gina did all the legwork to get cracks and electrical issues repaired on our older house; we didn’t have to do anything.
Since Gina was less familiar with the housing market in Guerneville, she sought advice from local agents to determine an asking price.
Once the bids came in, Gina evaluated them and then presented them to us, explaining which bids were better and why.
Thanks to all the work Gina did, the sale of the two homes couldn’t have gone smoother. Gina is a delight to work with. She’s honest, likeable, and has a bubbly personality and a positive attitude. With Gina, there’s never a concern. It’s always “no problem.”