Elizabeth Reed-Yoakum



What Liz's Clients Have to Say

D.F.R. - Vancouver, WA

March 21, 2005
Both my husband and I have asked Liz to help us on the sale of at least three properties. Each time we have remarked at how easy she is to work with and how personable she is. Liz knows her business and makes the sale of property easy for the owners.

Liz Reed-Yoakum is a realtor par excellence. She is a hard-working, knowledgeable, dedicated individual who seeks to make any real estate endeavor a success. Liz is efficient and thorough about making sure all the details are finalized. Her conscientiousness manifests in her ability to use her good connections to accomplish any task that needs to be done.

We highly recommend Liz Reed-Yoakum to anyone interested in buying or selling property.

J.J. S. - Fair Oaks CA

March 8, 2005
I wish to acknowledge my acquaintance with Elizabeth Reed Yoakum. I met her as a neighbor in the 1990's and because of her familiarity with the Real Estate properties in Fair Oaks, I enlisted her an an agent to sell my property on Hoffman Lane, which was sold forthwith.

Since then, I have had five further Real Estate transactions with her as my agent:
1.) 1999, purchased home in Lahina Ct. Fair Oaks
2.) 2000, purchased duplex on San Polo Ct. Citrus Heights
3.) 2001, purchased duplex on Venuto Way in Sacramento
4.) 2004, sold duplex on Venuto Way in Sacramento
5.) 2005, sold duplex on San Polo Ct. Citrus Heights

All of these transactions were flawless and profitable. Her business acumen and work ethic is impeccable. She has a penchant for detail, honesty and trustworthiness rarely found in today's business world. She is the consummate Real Estate Agent.

JJ and Rosa Strehl, Fair Oaks, Ca. 95628

R.R. - Folsom

January 1, 2005
Pat and I want to thank you for assisting us in the sale of our home. Your attention to our specific needs and your prompt responses were greatly appreciated. You came highly referred by two people we know, and they were "right on" in their assessment of your abilities. We would definitely use your services again should the need arise.

T.J.A. - Fair Oaks

August 30, 2004
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in selling our home on Illinois Avenue, Fair Oaks and finding us a new home in Gold River. The fact that our Fair Oaks home sold in less than 24 hours at full asking price was extraordinary.

I definitely believe that it was your "total team spirit" and your suggestions prior to listing that assisted greatly in getting the full price for our home.

The research that you compiled prior to our actually driving to a specific area made the purchase of our new home in Gold River an enjoyable situation.

Thank you so much for being the consummate professional Realtor. I would not hesitate to refer my closest friends as well as clients to you.

L. & S. N. - Fair Oaks

June 9, 2003
We would like to commend Elizabeth Reed Yoakum on her outstanding professionalism and dedication to serving her customers.

Liz has worked with us on our last two house sales and purchases; the last of which took place in March 2003.

There were many challenges involved with the sale of our home. Liz helped us find workmen who were skilled in their field, ensured that all of the corrections and repairs were communicated with our buyer, and helped us to maintain our emotional balance when it appeared that more repairs were necewwary.

Liz also helped us locate a home with a view lot that we probably never would have known about without her assistance.

We refer Liz Yoakum to our friends because she is knowledgeable, honest, dependable, resourceful and a delightful person to spend time with.

Leo and Susan Northart

R, & B. T. - Fair Oaks

March 14, 2003
It is our pleasure to recommend Liz Yoakum to anyone who would like to purchase or sell a home.

Liz recently represented us in selling one home and purchasing another. She listed our home, sold it very quickly, and found the "right" home for us with the utmost efficiency, and without wasing any of our time. Liz provided exceptional service in a very professional manner, and under very difficult and stressful circumstances.

You will be doing yourself a favor by letting Liz work for you with any of your real estate transactions.

Kate and Harvey Bandy

Just a quick note to say thanks for the unbelievable fast turnaround time from listing to close of escrow.

Prior to listing the house your walk thru coupled with staging suggestions proved to be helpful and lucrative. The first and only open house produced a negotiation free offer and the offer turned into a happy family occuplying their dream house in less than thirty days.

Kate and I had high expectations and for you to exceed them. . .  What a pleasure!

The Bandys

David and Judy Winn

Elizabeth Yoakum served as our real estate agent and our friend during the process of selling our house.  From the very beginning, she was open, honest and willing to do whatever it took to sell our house.  There was never a Sunday that Liz was not having an open house.  During the four month process, Liz never flinched from hard work. 

She suggested bringing in a stager and, although I was somewhat reluctant at first, her idea helped generate more interest in the house and ultimately, we believe helped lead to the sale of the house.

Her professionalism and attitude were far better than any other agent we had previously dealt with.

There was never any time, day or night, that I could not call Liz with any questions.  If I were to need an agent again, I would not hesitate to contact Liz.


Dave and Judy Winn, 9107 Vista Del Rio Ave, Fair Oaks, Ca. 95628  2/20/2007

Patty Connaughton and Shalako Wengronowitz

We recently sold a condo through  Elizabeth Reed-Yoakum.  Liz was the consummate professional throughout the sales process, from beginning to end.  Initially, she worked with us to set a realistic asking price, and advised us on staging the property for maximum effect.  Next, she brought in all the agents from her office on a "tour" and informed us of the agents candid assessments, which helped us gauge our expectations. 

Liz organized a terrific marketing strategy, first placing ads in the Sacramento Bee, the MLS and craigslist advertising the condo and its Open House.  She took wonderful photos of the property which highlighted its good points and minimuzed its no so good ones.  In addition, she produced a very attractive flyer that was easy to distribute. 

Even though the real estate market was a a low point during  late 2006, we had an offer within 3 weeks of putting out the "for sale" sign!  Liz had met the buyer during the very first open house.  Because of Liz's suggestions, the condo made a good impression. 

As the offer and counteroffers were made and accepted, Liz guided the negotiations with great skill.  She kept us informed of every step along the way and made us aware of every conversation she had with the buyer and agent.  Even during problem times, Liz carefully kept on top of the situation, making the necessary calls among all the players involved.  She handled this somewhat complicated circumstances with great calm and professionalism, making us feel assured that we would indeed close the deal.

And, in fact, we did get to close the sale of the condo.  Thanks to Liz' s work, we even walked away with several thousand dollars more than we had originally bargained for due to her expert negotiations skills.   

All in all, Liz did a great job for us.  We now consider her to be "our agent" and look forward to working with her on future real estate transactions we hay have.  We have no hesitation in giving her our highest recommendation. 

Patty Connaughton and Shalako Wengronowitz,5804 Shadow Creek #3, 1/30/2007

David E. Purcell

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is my strong recommendation of Liz Reed-Yoakum to list and sell your property.  Liz did an outstanding job marketing and selling my home during a very difficult market.

My home sold for more and sold more quickly than similar homes in the neighborhood.  She was very knowledgeable, informative and helpful throughout the process.  She had great ideas for preparing the home to be sold and for marketing it.  Liz made sure there was an open house almost every weekend day and holiday while it was listed.  She advertised when it was appropriate and kept excellent, updated electronic flyers on the agency's website.  She brought a few of her own items to make the house more attractive, and since I lived out of town, she even watered the plants.

Liz was very helpful to me in figuring  out what price I should list it at.  Because it was a very difficult market we made a couple of price adjustments, but she didn't push me to reduce the price any more than I was comfortable with.  Liz called me with updates at least a couple of times a week and made sure I got copies of the comments made by visitors at the open houses.

Liz has the knowledge and experience to identify the unique factors that will make a property attractive to buyers, including pricing, decorating, and advertising, and she has excellent contacts to ensure that any repairs that need to be made are done quickly and at  reasonable cost.

If you have a home to sell, you can't do better than having Liz sell it for you.


David E. Purcell, 4640 Quail Hollow Ct., Fair Oak, Ca. 95628

Jan Ahrens & Lin Brady

Dear Liz,

Just wanted to take a moment to let you know how very much Lin and I appreciate your extraordinary efforts to aid us through the purchase of our home here on Kenneth Ave.

I'm sure that foreclosed property is much more of a challenge than a typical listing, and from our initial contact with you through the final settlement and close of escrow, you could not have been more helpful, thorough, and professional.

Few Realtors would have opened their office on the July 4th holiday to write up an offer - that was just one of the many steps you took to show real care and concern with our situation.

We are really looking forward to having you drop in and check on our progress in making this house our home.

Thank you again - you're #1 on our reference list!

Jan Ahrens & Lin Brady

September 27,2007

Rose Ullery - Fair Oaks, CA

Dear Elizabeth,

Please accept this letter as an expression of my deppest gratitude for your expertise and assistance in purchasing my new home.

I really feel strongly that with any other Realtor, this complicated deal would have fallen through.  Not only did we have to deal with a difficult ex-spouse and inter-spousal transfer deeds, but also a difficult foreclosure market and even tougher financing market.  Pretty much anything that could have popped up with the sale did.

I was amazed to see your vast network of contacts and the ease at which you multitask- - - dealing with banks, contractors, Realtors, title people, etc. . . and the speed with which you resolve issues.

Again, I cannot thank you enough for all the work you have done.  Despite all the obstacles we encountered, you made this purchase an absolute pleasure.

I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a home in the Greater Sacramento area.



Rose Ullery

March, 2008

Joel West - Carmichael CA

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Liz Yoakum if you are looking for a Realtor you can trust and who will work hard to find the right property for you.  I first met Liz at an Open House for a condominium she was showing in Citrus Heights in August of 2007.  I did not purchase the condo, but after speaking with Liz, I knew that I wanted her to be my agent. 

She listened to what I was looking for in a home, and with her background as a real estate investor, she pointed out to me the benefits and drawbacks of each property she showed me.  I felt that she had my best interests at heart and was not focused on simply getting me into a house so she could collect a commission, but finding the right property for me.

Well, after four months of looking, I finally found the right property for me at t price I felt comfortable with.  Since I was more interested in finding a cosmetic fixer to save money, Liz even gave me a list of contractors for the projects I wanted to complete on my new home. 

In short, it was a pleasure working with Liz Yoakum, and if you select her for your real estate needs, you won't go wrong.


Joel West.



I cannot thank you enough for all you did to see that I finally got a home.  After my last experience with a Realtor I had just about given up.  You were and are my fighting "energizer bunny" Realtor.  I would and will recommend you to everyone who is looking to buy.  You have made my dreams come true.  You will always be special to me.  Thanks for staying ahead of the game.


Jim Racy

I would like to recommend Liz Reed-Yoakum to anyone looking for a great Realtor, either for residential or commercial purposes.

I have known Liz for approximately 20 years through the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce and have always been impressed with her commitment and follow-through on various chamber projects.

I recently hired Liz to represent me for the purchase of an investment property and was completely satisfied with her knowledge of all the aspects of the transaction.  I felt she represented me in an excellent fashion and was always looking out for my best  interest.

I look forward to working with her again in the future.


Jim Racy

Robert and Connie Tomlinson

This is our reference letter for Liz Yoakum, our dear Real Estate Agent. We first met Liz at an open house as we started our journey towards buying a house. We quickly found Liz to be intelligent, experienced, polite and observing of us and our situation. Most importantly for us in that first meeting, Liz was not pushy. We decided to work with Liz, and we were about to find out how lucky we were to find her. She did a fantastic, wonderful, professional and friendly job for us as our buyer’s agent.
Our story is a long one. This was our first home purchase in many years and the market was very different than ever before. There were short sales, foreclosures, REO’s, Bank owns, lots of types properties, new terms and situations to learn of. Liz was there for us every step of the way helping us learn the market. She sent us daily MLS updates and helped us see properties and learn of offers and timing and all that goes with buying a house. Our first offer did not go through. It was a short sale. We stayed with it for 6 weeks but the seller’s bank never fully approved the deal. It was a tough time for us but Liz was a friend through it all and accepted our choice to leave that property behind. We started again with our search for a home and with some luck and Liz’s daily email MLS updates, we eventually found a “normal” for sale house that we really liked. Liz was right there with us to show us the house and make that offer. 
Our offer was accepted and it was then that the hard work began. We had started with a mortgage broker who we had confidence in, but found it to be misplaced confidence as they continued over 45 days to make mistakes and ask for delays and generally fail to come through for us on our loan application, even though we had great credit and the house was the right priced house for us. As you can imagine after 6 weeks on the first house being a disappointment and now another 45 days on the second house offer becoming another potential huge disappointment for us as buyers, we were becoming more worried and upset with it all. All this time Liz was right there for us. She would email us nightly to answer our questions and just be there for us as a friend and our Real Estate professional. In the end, at the advice of the sellers and Liz and our choice too, we switched lenders. For a couple of days it was very tense with the old lender. Liz really stepped up to the plate at some critical moments then where we needed her to be our agent and helped us move on to the new lender. She made several key phone calls for us and we found our new lender was a big help as well. In the end, catch a breath, here we are in our lovely new home!
Words can not fully describe how hard Liz worked for us over 5 months, and just like that very first meeting, the whole time Liz was friendly, professional, intelligent, not pushy, never panicked, and always there for us as our Buyer’s agent and now dear friend. We love her and thank her dearly for helping us buy our new home. We recommend Liz Yoakum with our highest regard and confidence. You will do well to work with Liz.
Regards and Best of Luck,
Robert and Connie Tomlinson
Home Owners, Folsom, CA

Miriam Ober

I can't thank you enough for your knowledgeable and professional assistance in helping me sell my home in Fair Oaks. We put the house on the market on June 9th, 2009, and because of your expertise in the local market, you helped me to set an appropriate and fair price.  The house sold in July and closed in August.  I went into this process with much trepidation, but you made everything understandable for me, you "held my hand", and got me through it.

Your patience with me, your excellent advise, and your hard work really paid off.  You have a well deserved reputation in the community for serving your clients well, and I would not hesitate to recommend you as an honest and committed real estate agent for either a buyer or a seller.

Thank you so much!

Miriam Ober
Citrus Heights

Dot Boyd

D.B.  Fair Oaks

When we decided to sell our Folsom home, I asked our Fair Oaks neighbor and Real Estate appraiser, Dave Winn, who he would recommend. He said, without hesitation, Liz Yoakum. I figured since he was in the business, he knows the cream of the crop. And he does! I looked Liz up on her website www.lizyoakum.com and was so impressed with all of the buyer and seller resources she made accessible to everyone. I must have opened up every tab and printed several pages of information on what to do when selling a home, what to ask your sales agent and so forth. Then I looked at all of the testimonials and I said to my husband, "Here she is, Liz is our agent!!"

We met at the house and Liz came prepared with all sorts of comps and information about our community. She gave us staging ideas (the home was empty because we had already moved) and suggested minor repairs to do before putting the house on the market. She provided us with a roofer, appliance repairman and house cleaner/painter so that we didn't have to look for these folks on our own. Liz took us around the neighborhood to look at other homes for sale so we could feel confident in our asking price. Liz put our house on the market on a Friday evening in February, held an Open House on that Sunday in terrible weather and in a very rough market, and we had a serious offer on Monday! In essence, we sold the house in three days!! Of course, getting an offer is only the beginning. All of the contracts, disclosures and so forth were carefully scrutinized by Liz and she caught every error no matter how tiny, making sure to look out for our interests every step of the way. Everything went off without a hitch and our sweet home in Folsom now has a very happy new owner.

Liz instills confidence and trust, the minute you meet her. She is a dedicated professional with a warm heart and is likely to become your friend in the process. I highly recommend Liz whether you are buying or selling a home. And if you do hire her, make sure to listen to her. She is the expert. I call her our Sales Agent-Extraordinaire and my friend!

Dot Boyd

Fair Oaks

Dick and Coleen Carter

August 15, 2010
Dear Liz,

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent service you have provided us as our realtor.

You have guided us through the complicated task of selling our home in a very short time. This was due to your diligence, good advice, advertising, open houses, realtor tours, and follow-up with those who expressed interest in the property.

We especially appreciated your prompt attention to our phone calls and communications.

We were glad to be represented by someone who was knowledgeable, gracious and attractive.

Liz, not only have you been a great realtor, but have become a good personal friend.
Dick and Coleen Carter
Fair Oaks, California

Tom & Debbie Kees

September 30, 2008

This letter serves as the highest recommendation of Liz Yoakum that one can give. Liz recently handled our real estate transaction in Folsom and did so with the utmost attention, diligence and follow through of any real estate agent we have had in our lives and we have had many in the past four decades.

Liz is not only friendly and courteous, but completely thorough in her actions. She is the ultimate professional and we hope any of our future real estate dealings would involve her.


Tom and Debbie Kees
Empire Ranch, Folsom

James and Shirley Taylor

March 13, 2011

Dear Liz,

Just a quick note to tell you how much we appreciate all the hard work and unceasing effort on your part to guide us through a long and difficult real estate transaction.

Your good humor and diligence in obtaining just the right solution to the problems during the escrow period were outstanding.

Without your help, we would have had to travel back and forth several times to complete all the various requirements.

Thank you again for all your kind and thoughtful assistance.



James R. Taylor
Shirley A. Taylor

Fair Oaks, California

Nancy Wingelaar and Carol Robinson

March 18, 2011

To Liz Yoakum,

We would like to let you know how much we appreciated your work on our behalf regarding the sale of our house. You were always timely in your communication with us whether by phone, email, or text. Your correspondence was detailed and yet to the point. We appreciated your knowledge of the market and the things we should consider to make the house most appealing to the buyer. Your familiarity with all the "ins and outs" of the regulations and laws was obvious. Having your contacts with the termite company and the contractor who fixed the items on our punch list was most helpful.

Since this was a tough market, we are especially thankful that you are very experienced in real estate. You got us through the reams of paper work without a snag. To you we would like to say, "Job well done".  To any of your prospective clieints we would like to say, "Liz is a terrific realtor."

Thank your so much,

Nancy Wingelaar and Carol Robinson

Sacramento, California

Phyllis Muchmore and Wendy Green

March 27, 2012

To Whom it May Concern,

Wendy and I started our association with Liz Yoakum some 15 years ago. She helped us buy a small rural home with some acreage. We found her easy to work with and receptive to what we needed and wanted in a home.

We reconnected with Liz in January of 2011. We wanted to sell the home she had helped us to buy 15 years previously and buy a new home in Sun City, Lincoln. We again found her easy to work with and receptive to our needs.

She readily showed us around Sun City and offered her opinion on what we were seeing when asked. She was able to reflect back to us, thereby helping us to clarify what we needed and wanted in a new home. The home we chose was a beautiful house with a large back yard and a view of the preserve. Liz helped us to determine what we should offer for the home and throughout the following 85 days, she helped us with the many issues, some significant, that arose regarding the house. She was also able to refer us to a broker that helped us fo finalize financing. During this time, our patience wore thin and our frustration mounted. But Liz stayed calm, offering us choices where she could and helping us to articulate our continuing interest in the house. She never seemed to grow inpatient and was always available when we needed her, even just for a kind word or assurance.

Once we were able to move into our new home, she undertook to sell our rural propertry for us even though the property was at a considerable distance from her office and meant many long trips out to the property or to meet with us in Lincoln. During the 8 months, she again exhibited a calm exterior, assisting us to meet the many requirements for selling a house. As we were forced to deal with many potential buyers, some extremely demanding, Liz helped us to sort everything out, always aiming to get us top dollar for the property. She again remained available to us at all times, even when she was on vacation and out of the area.

Since the rural property sold, Wendy and I have reflected on how valuable Liz was during our year-long ordeal. She remained solidly in our corner and we always felt she was our exclusive agent. We would, without hesitation, recommend Liz to anyone buying or selling a house or property.

Phyllis Muchmore and Wendy Green

Shalako Wengronowitz and Patricia Connaughton

July 30, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:

We are writing to highly recommend Elizabeth (Liz) Reed-Yoakum of Keller Williams Realty.

We recently concluded short sales on two duplexes in the Carmichael area. Liz and her assiciate, Christie Alexander, handled the sales for us, and did so with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

Liz initially worked with us to establish asking prices for the properties which were both attractive to buyers AND amenable to the bank. We had multiple offers within days of listing the duplexes. We (and the bank) were able to accept offers quickly, and Liz wisely lined up a series of back-up offers. When the primary offer fell through, Liz was able to bring in a back-up buyer and the process moved along smoothly.

Although the paperwork and bank requirements for short sales can be complicated and cumbersome, Liz and Christie handled every detail easily. We were kept informed throughout the process, and we always had the sense that Liz was looking out for our best interests. Liz's knowledge of the many laws and regulations regarding this type of sale is impressive.

We have no hesitation of offering our highest praise and recommendation for Liz Yoakum.


Shalako Wengronowitz and Patricia Connaughton
Carmichael, CA


Don Engkvist

September 7, 2012

My wife Jackie and I decided that we needed to include income property into our retirement portfolio. While we had been discouraged with the current housing market, we nevertheless decided now was the time to improve our long-term situation.
We recently closed on an income property via "short sale". For 2 months we had been driving in our area looking for the properties. The July 4th holiday weekend we saw a potential property and left a voice mail to Ms. Reed-Yoakum, from Keller Williams Realty, whose name appeared on the "For Sale" sign. Elizabeth (Liz) contacted us immediately and inquired as to our interests. Liz set up a meeting at her office, provided us with various information and listings in the area that would suit our criteria. She continued providing listings via the internet. After less than a month of searching, Liz located the "right one" for us.  The property we sought was a "short sale" While we understood the concept of short sale, Liz clearly explained the process to us.  Jackie and I decided to purchase the proptery. It was perfect. Liz was very familiar with the area. We felt very confident that working with Liz would ensure a positive result.

Liz recommended we contact Justin Johnson of Innerwork Mortgage, Roseville, for Pre-Approval. Justin went over our needs and credit report. He advised us how to improve our credit score to ensure an improved interest rate. Justin told us he'd be working close with LIz to meet short sale requirements and strict deadlnes. He followed through the processes with Innerwork Mortgage so the eventual loan would move cleanly through underwriting and final approval. Both agents constantly communicated the short sale process and I followed his lead.

As a result of the mutual communication between Liz and Justin, the loan process was opened and closed in less than one month. Very impressive indeed... Liz is still contacting us and helping with the rental agreement with the tenants...Follow through!

Jackie and I originally thought that with today's market and what we read, securing a short sale was next to "impossible".  After our first foray into acquiring income property, we have the greatest respect  for Liz Reed-Yoakum and Justin Johnson for their helpfulness, diligence and follow-through. Jackie and I are very happy with their service and will recommend them to friends, and neighbors When the next opportunity comes up to purchase real estate, we will definitely contact Liz ad Justin.

Don Engkvist

Richard and Marie Dixon

Dear Liz, We appreciated all of your hard work helping us find our new house. After seeing how you helped our daughter and son-in-law find their home a few years ago, we had every confidence that you would provide us guidance and assistance in our search. You were very professional in your use of technology and the way you sent us listings with all the complete information on a dialy basis for months. Also, you demonstrated your thorough knowledge of today's complex real estate market in the Sacramento area as we visited and evaluated several properties prior to the one we bought. Most importantly, we had every confidence that you were working on our behalf so we were able to find a piece of property that far exceeded our expectations. Please do not hesitate to use our names as references. and to share our commendation with whomever you please. Best wishes in your future endeavors and we wish you continued success in the future. Richard and Marie Dixon

Dee and Bob McCafferty

Dear Liz, Your recent sale of Dee's aunt's home causes us to follow-up with a note of thanks and recommendation of your services. You counseled Dee in preparing the house for sale...You priced it right...obviously your long experience was valuable, which led to... The first potential buyer bought it, for cash, at the asking price, as is, with a 10 day escrow... You were in constant contact with Dee throughout the entire sale... As you know, this is the second house you've sold for us, the first being Dee's Mom's home several years ago... So, many thanks. You are certainly our "go to" realtor. Dee and Bob McCafferty

Richard and Florence Winslow

To Whom It May Concern: It is our pleasure to recommend Elizabeth Yoakum to you. Liz was instrumental in making all the arrangements to sell our duplex in Citrus Heights, California. Besides being a joy to work with, Liz was a take-charge person who was able to present ideas on how best to sell the property and get the most benefit for us in the current market. Liz's knowledge of the regulations and laws regarding selling property was invaluable in the selling process and we found that we had to make no special effort to keep the process moving. In addition, Liz was always on top of keeping the lines of communication open so that we never felt out of the loop. We highly recommend Liz as a real estate agent. She made it effortless and pleasant for the sale of our property. Richard and Florence Winslow May 16, 2013

Bruce Jones

I met Liz Yoakum several years ago at a Fair Oaks event when I was visiting my sister Kathy. Both Kathy and Liz had worked on organizing the event and were enjoying it. Later I asked Kathy how she rated Liz if she decided to sell her house, and she said: "Excellent-she knows the local housing market better than anyone else and works hard to make things happen. She is definitely my choice." I remembered that recommendation when Kathy died last October. Kathy's death was awful for the family, and complicated by the fact that she didn't have a trust, even though, as a lawyer, she had prepared wills and trusts for many other people, including my wife and I. She had hand written a will and that was we had to go on, so we had to go thrugh probate. Our probate court date was January 21st and we couldn't do anthing official before then. Family members could do some maintenance on the house and pay the utility bills but that was about it. I was named in the will as Executor but I live four hours away on the Mendocino Coast, so I needed a local Realtor who could go beyond just selling the house and keep an eye and hand on the local situation for us. Right away in October 2013 I made a verbal agreement with Liz to be the realtor after Kathy's estate went through probate. Liz worked with our probate lawyer, used probate forms and methods, and guided us through the process even though we couldn't sign anything. When the probate court made me executor on January 21st, she took it into high gear right away. My other sister and I agreed to sell Kathy's household goods and donate the money to the completion of Kathy's pet project, extending the dog walk at Phoenix Park, and Liz got the Park and Recreation Department and the Chamber of Commerce into it - orchestrating the assistance of at least 20 people as we raised over $10,000 to complete the dog walk. It was a wonderful thing and it helped get hundreds of people to see the house and promote its sale. Liz coached us throughout the sale process in February and March, and escrow closed in March at #325,000,as is, just two months after probate gave us an official starting point. This met our expectation just fine. My other sister is happy, the probate lawyer is happy, and my wife and I are happy. I highly recommend Liz Reed-Yoakum for real estate sakes in the Fair Oaks area. Bruce Jones

Edgar & Yvonne Lara

Dear Liz, This letter is sent to your in appreciation for the successful sale of our home in West Roseville. You no doubt came first above the crowd in terms of professionalism and we had no second thoughts about hiring you. You were so knowledgeable and considerate of our unique needs. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and guidance through the negotiations and especially through multiple offers. Your constant and reliable communication made the selling of our home stress free. Also, you went above and beyond with also helping us with our rental property questions and gave me valuable information, resources and forms. You are simply the best! Sincerely, we wish you all the success in the future. We are pleased to recommend you without hesitation. Thank you, Edgar and Yvonne Lara

Lucia Hicks

To Whom It May Concern: I am delighted to write a letter of reference for Liz Yoakum, as she is an outstanding agent. She walked me through a very smooth sale of my home, graciously advising me on what to do in preparation and encouraging me along the way. When there were 41 people at the open house on a day pouring with rain, it became obvious that she had done something right in choosing an appropriate listing price and preparing the public to come to the party! I sat with Liz on the Tuesday after the open house and just six days after listing my home, mulling over three offers. In the end, my home sold for $10,000 above listing price and I had a rent back for as long as was needed! Through this entire process, Liz provided excellent communication, answering all questions and allowing for my needs in the conversation. Now we are working on the purchase end. I had a rather unfortunate transaction with my first offer where there was some incorrect information provided about the home, so I had the opportunity to see Liz do "research" that, in fact, should have been given by the seller's agent. There she was, heading down to the Recorder's Office to see if there actually was a permit for a modified room. And she made phone calls to get other correct information, again information that should have been provided by the seller. We appear to be going through a very smooth escrow now! Liz has engaged in a nice working relationship with the other, very professional agent and she has introduced me to the neighbors in my future home, previous clients of hers. In summary, it has been a pleasure to work with Liz. She does an outstanding job both in the selling and purchasing end. I have felt like I have a true advocate at my side! Best Wishes, Lucia Hicks