Hello, my name is Mary PIzzimenti; Sierra Foothills Luxury Real Estate Broker and Founder of PHA Realty. Like many others in California, I'm not originally from this state. Like most, I came here in search of prosperity, new opportunities, and (of course) great weather. I am an entrepreneur and I started PHA Realty because I was having a hard time finding a client-centric and education-focused real estate brokerage that was interested in mentoring their new agents in those areas or mentoring in general. So I decided to create that.
Strong Relationships Built on Trustworthy Advice
With over a decade of experience in enterprise-scale educational design and hi-tech sales I bring a level of professional service and infrastructure that is rare in the real estate business. My clients know that's what makes all the difference and my agents know that's what will grow their real estate careers.
What I love about real estate is helping people realize their dreams. And that makes it simple to stick to what matters, OUR CLIENTS. Inspiring me to diligently ensure that we've done everything in our power to make a challenging and deeply personal experience, more comforting, more efficient, and more empowering for each and every one of our clients and their families.
-Mary Pizzimenti - Founder, PHA Realty
Sierra Foothills Luxury Real Estate Expert Ready to Empower Your Goals
It's really all about the service, everything else is just talk until the rubber hits the road. And when that time comes you want strength, you want power, and you want decisive and aggressive action. That's what I do, that's what my team empowers me to do, and we do that, for you, so that a bumpy road ends up feeling more like a cool breeze.
It all starts with an email, a phone call, or a text. From that point on, if you're serious about your goals, I'm serious about helping you achieve them. Contact me however you feel comfortable and I'll reach out to see how I can help. We won't harrass you and we aren't going to push you to take action. If you have questions, if you have concerns, or if you want to learn more about the market. I'm here and I'm ready to talk.
I'd Like to Get to Know You and Your Real Estate Plans...
Sacramento & Sierra Foothills Real Estate Listing Team
Sacramento is rapidly becoming California's hottest real estate market where buyers can find a beautiful and trhriving metropolis without outlandishly high prices. Most will assume that selling your home in a Seller's Market requires no expertise even though that assumption is flawed, to say the least. It is a mistake to do so. Selling your home in a housing market as competitive as California's without information and guidance (and don't forget logistical management) is a mistake that could cost you tens, possibly hundreds, of thousands of dollars when selling your Sacramento / Sierra Foothills home or estate.
Setting your asking price too high will usually end up hurting the final sale price, setting your price too low will get you a mountain of offers and overly complicate the process. My team and I will help you assess your property's market value and I'll explain our marketing plan and strategy.
Properly marketing homes for sale in our housing market is a team effort. My agents, associates, and I work together on every listing to ensure that your experience is as informed and as involved as you need it to be and to make sure that we are marketing your home to its fullest potential.
As a first time home buyer, I checked out a few different agencies and typically the first thing that was asked was "what is your price range?" and then the conversation would be done in about 15min. The first time my wife and I spoke to Mary, she learned about who we were, what our plans are for the future, provided us with a little education about home buying and then finally about what we wanted in a home. We spoke for 45min the first time and I knew right from the beginning she was going to be amazing. Throughout the entire process of looking for a home, I never felt like she was forcing me into something out of my price range, she made sure I was educated on anything that I needed to know, and she made sure that this was the right home for us even when we could afford more.
Mary was an absolute pleasure to work with and I couldn't be happier with the home that she helped my wife and I find. Anyone who is attempting to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend Mary to be your realtor. If you do choose her, I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed!
I'm so happy and he's #1 on my go to list for any future real estate dealings
I turned to PHA Realty for my first-time home purchase. John was instrumental in getting me up-to-speed on everything I needed to be aware of and helped coral me into making a reasonable plan of attack for dealing with the LA-area sellers’ market. He was both reliable and trustworthy and I can’t recommend him enough. He didn’t talk down to me and really made himself my trusted advisor, looking out for the numerous pitfalls that could hinder my goal of purchasing a new house.
Mary is fabulous. Sharp, intelligent, knowledgeable, connected.
We queried her from across the country two years before our planned move to California. She sent us weekly listings specifically targeted to what we were looking for for over a year. Then, once we moved to temporary quarters in California to look at active listings in specific areas, she spent 8 months taking us around to one home after another until lightening struck and we found the home that was absolutely right for us us.
This woman is tenacious--and loves the art of making a deal!
Mary and her associates represented us as Broker in both the sale of our house and the purchase of our new house. She and her team are very professional, knowledgeable and helpful She made a complicated transaction relatively stress free in 33 days from listing and selling our house to moving into our new home! Sean at Land Home Financial Services made the loan process painless. I highly recommend Mary and her team. You can trust that she will handle your transaction as seamlessly as possible.
She is always ready to answer any questions anytime...
Me and my husband have been super blessed to have connected with Mary Pizzimenti. Mary is very knowledgeable and compassionate in her business. She walked with us step by step and took care of all our needs in purchasing our first home. She is always ready to answer any questions anytime of the day and because of her we will be closing escrow in our first home. We are super exicted and me and my husband will definitely recommend Mary to our friends and family!
Where to begin!? From the very beginning she has been there every step of the way. From giving us her professional input to just voicing an opinion. Her years of experience shine like no other. Mary listened and learned about who we were as people first and foremost rather than just a client.
My wife and I were extremely nervous as we did not know what we were getting ourselves in to, but Mary put allllllll our worries to rest by putting the whole experience of finding the right home and finding a Leander all on her shoulders. We quickly found OUR HOME with mary and I believe we would not have been able to find this house on our own.
So to summarize this experience. Mary is the realtor to work with hands down!!! I have already referred three of my fellow co-workers to work with Mary as they will not regret choosing this amazing realtor to find their HOMES!
We found Mary through a manufactured home company as we were deciding on the best way to sell our home and property. We called Mary to discuss our home and situation and she was very willing to work with us. When Mary came to our home to assess our house and property she quickly had a lot of ideas on how to improve our place and make it more appealing and sellable. She was truly a fountain of brainstorming ideas - very impressive and encouraging! She listened to us and heard our concerns and thoughts and she was able to give us a lot of answers so that we could make a decision on what to do to sell our property. She didn't just tell us the obvious "curb appeal" ways to fix things up, but looked deeper at some of the real issues that our home had. She was very open and honest which was greatly appreciated. In the end we chose to replace our existing house with a new manufactured home that should really appeal to buyers. Mary is a very confident and hard working agent and I know that when our property is ready to sell she will make it happen.
We had been looking for about a year with no success, we had worked with other realtors who just didn't understand our needs, and just weren't on top of the game. Then by chance we stumbled on Mary's page, and I know for a fact that it was one of the best things that ever happened to us.
Mary always kept us up to date with whatever she found, we were constantly notified of any potential listings, we had nearly immediate house meetings, I mean she quickly went from being a good realtor to a great friend. We were always on the same page and that's what made the process enjoyable. I'm sure we saw a dozen houses, and none quite hit the mark for "this is the one", but Mary never stopped giving her A-game, she always saw the positives and really motivated us to really look for the best we could get.
When you work with Mary, you will quickly realize that you are not just working with a great realtor but a great home inspector, interior designer, someone who has a good eye for things, and someone who has tons of connections, and that made the entire process a whole lot easier! I would HIGHLY recommend working with Mary, I know you won't regret it!
The biggest question we had before starting to look for a home was where to start. The answer was to contact John Larosa at PHA Realty. We were completely new to the home buying process and we would have been lost without John. To say he was thorough and helpful would be an understatement. John is a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the process and we felt comfortable putting our entire trust in him along the way. He was always working for us, day and night. When we went looking at homes, he kept it fun and focused, and we felt like a strong team together in search of a common goal. Not only did John help us through the process, he helped make a complicated process understandable and always relevant. He kept us laughing when things got stressful, and made a tough process fun and understandable.
We found ourselves in a seller's market, and we'd get outbid on most of the places we looked at, even if we went over. The difference for us was that we had John Larosa looking out for us. The place we're getting was a DIRECT result of John keeping close tabs on a place we were looking at, a place we thought we'd completely lost out on. Without John keeping a close eye, we would have lost out on our dream home.
Without John we'd be lost in the whole process. It's totally worth it to have an agent working for you, so you can eventually lock the place you want. If you're even thinking of buying a home, I would start by contacting John Larosa at PHA Realty!
We moved from southern Cal to northern Cal and Mary helped make this transition as smooth as possible. She has a wealth of knowledge and was there every step of the way to answer our questions and explain the reason for each part of the process. She responded to our texts and emails promptly and never made us feel like we were bothering her. I would (and will!) recommend her to any of my friends or family members.
I met Mary Pizzimenti because a close friend of mine was already working with her to purchase his first home and he recommended her. When I first met with her in person I wasn’t sure what to expect, I had never bought a home before so I wasn’t really sure about anything. By the end of our first meeting Mary had done a great deal to put my mind at ease. I really felt assured that I had someone on my side who was going to help me take on the biggest purchase of my life so far. With her advice and guidance I really felt confident in the decisions I was making at every step of the process. Mary was very informative and always made herself available whether it was via phone, email, or text. In the end we found a great house that I’m happy to call home.
Mary knew what was important to me in my home purchase and she got me in front of homes that were good fits. It wasn’t until I walked in to my new home that I knew I had found the right one. I would highly recommend Mary to any first-time homebuyers or anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She will help educate you and make you feel comfortable throughout the homebuying process. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
I would recommend Mary to anyone who wants a top notch realtor on their side.
Our real estate experience with Mary was better than I thought possible. My husband and I had plans to move to California from South Carolina to be closer to our children. We have only lived on the east coast so going West was a big unknown.
We had contacted Mary to help us find a home. She spent a lot of time finding out what we were interested in, showing us homes, educating us to the market, educating us as to how real estate transactions are managed in California and being supportive answering all our questions.
We bought a home and Mary was very proactive getting all the details co-ordinated for the real estate transaction and making sure that things were done in a timely fashion. Everything went smoothly. Even though Mary is a busy person she always made time to help us and make sure our transaction was moving along.
Mary is very knowledgeable about real estate an is able to transfer the pertinent knowledge to her customers, she is honest and conscientious in her business dealings, and is very personable. Our dealings with Mary were successful and delightful. I did not think that it could be possible to have such a good experience.
I feel like she is helping me rather than helping herself...
I could tell you this long story of why I went with Marry as my realtor. If we had more time and some beers, I would, but instead why don't I tell you why I have kept her as my Realtor. I am an educated person, that doesn't mean I know much about real estate. I have looked at buying a house for a while but never went any further than looking at realtor.com. I saw a condo that was sooo cute. After talking with a realtor that had no answers to my questions and who left me frustrated and even more lost than pre phone call, I called my dad. He put me in contact with Mary. After one long phone call my frustrations were eased and we found out that the property was in escrow. This started my education with real estate. Mary took her time with me, teaching me about information that I need to pay attention to, questions I need to be asking and more. This is all great but the deeper reason I stay with her is because she LISTEN'S to me. She listened to me tell her about my lifestyle. She taught me pro's and con's of what I was telling her I wanted. Come to find out houses are a lot of maintenance ( ;)), none of which I currently want. She discussed tons of options with me. She gave me information which helped me narrow my property search. Though I can afford more than what I am looking at, she respectfully stays in my price range. She does not make me feel pressured and I feel like she is honest with me. I feel like she is helping me rather than helping herself. If you want an educated realtor who has information to be shared, if you wish, and you won't feel pressured than I think you should call Mary. If you want someone to talk you into something you really don't want and make you feel on edge, Mary might not be the realtor you're looking for. Hey, have fun out there shopping/selling your house!!!!
She helped me every step of the way. I'm a single gal and I appreciated all the guidance and support she gave as I went through the home buying process. Mary is a clear communicator, a great diplomat, a kind sole. and a great negotiator if need be. I appreciated her honesty when we pulled up to view a house in a questionable neighborhood and she told me that she wouldn't even let me look at it.
Mary was always punctual and always quickly called me or emailed me back any time I reached out to her.
Recently my wife and I relocated from our home of 22 years in Sonoma to Grass Valley, CA. Coming from a previous background in real estate sales and mortgage banking, I wanted to work with a broker who demonstrated great listening skills, and an unequaled knowledge of the local real estate market. We were fortunate to be introduced to Mary Pizzimenti, Broker of PHA Realty.
After Mary fine tuned our requirements, she consistently presented us with properties that fit our needs. We now have our beautiful new home because of Mary's sincere personal interest, technical efficiency, and her superb follow-through. Mary will always make you feel as though you are her only client; a very rare quality these days! It was truly a joy to have Mary represent us in purchasing our new home in Grass Valley.
We would highly recommend her for all your real estate transactions. You won't be disappointed!
My family and I would like to thank you and show our appreciation. Thank you for taking the time to answer all of our questions with the utmost patience. Thank you for taking the time to show us every house we requested, sometimes twice, even if it was your day off. Through your constant effort and diligence we were able to find the perfect place to call home.
You are an amazing realtor and even more so a friend.
John LaRosa and PHA Realty are truly dedicated to their clients
I had a great experience working with John Larosa at PHA Realty. He helped me purchase my first home, a condo in Toluca Lake. I had a lot of questions at every step of the process and long before I actually purchased John made time to help me get a better understanding of the responsibilities, benefits, and consequences of home buying and home ownership.
He was always helpful and always reliable. He even developed a sense for my personal taste in a home and knew more and more, exactly what I was looking for. Through the entire length of the process John always made sure I understood what my options were and what those options meant to me financially, logistically, and even emotionally. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I always felt like he had my back and that the decisions that I was making were made with confidence.
Most importantly he was always aware of how and when to negotiate terms in my favor. He got the seller to pay for my owner's title policy, my home warranty, and negotiated a $1k credit from the seller to pay for repairs around the unit. I wouldn't have known any of that was even possible without his thorough attention and diligence.
I simply cannot speak highly enough about my experience working with John Larosa and PHA Realty. At every step of the way John was my partner and confidant. From finding my actual dream house to helping me get the best, smartest deal possible at every step of the process.
He was always, and I mean ALWAYS there for advice or help through all the paperwork and contracts. He was passionate, smart, efficient, friendly, and effective. I felt confident knowing John was representing me during the sale, I know people trust and appreciate his attitude, honesty, and work ethic. We closed the sale in record time without any hitches and I am positive this is due to John's focus and attention to me and my home.
It's a family affair at PHA, and isn't that what we all want from the people we do business with?
Throughout this process I felt very comfortable and all my of questions were answered...
I was looking to by my first home in a new town that my company was moving me to. Searching for homes online I found the PHRealty website which seemed to have better info and search results then Zillow or other real-estate websites. I found a few homes I liked and once I asked for more info on one of the homes, I was contacted that day by one of their realtors!
The realtor who called me was Tami, she was friendly and professional and we set up some home tours for that weekend. Once we were on the tour she showed us a variety of homes within our price range, but in different areas of town so we could get a feel for what we liked. Tami must have read our mind because we put an offer on the third home we saw that day!
During the buying process the principle realtor, Mary, joined in to help with some of the legal stuff and some of the more complicated points. Throughout this process I felt very comfortable and all my of questions were answered by our two contacts with PHA. We wanted to get into the home by the end of the year, so we were able to close escrow within 25 days with the help and effort of PHA.
...we were in the market to purchase a home. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with what we were looking for. But due to the market and family issues we decided not to move forward. Fastforwd to 2018, we decided to move forward with our first home purchases, we initially contacted a different realtor, he was helpful but not to knowledgeable about or needs and the market seems like it was his first time on the job. We decided to call Mary up and use her skills and knowledge to help us find a home. She was very busy with her work schedule, but because we where a returning client from 2008, she was willing to help us even though our price range wasn't what she was use to handling. Mary showed us some homes and we finally decided to put an offer on one. She also referred use to a very good lender that was will to help us get into our first home. She helped us and walked us through the house buying process. We really appreciate all her time and hard work with negotiating the price and knowledge of buying a house. We would definitely recommend her to family and friends from now on. She is the best realtor that we have ever met and worked with. So happy to have her on our side and not pressuring us to buy and letting us take our time.
Call her, what are you waiting for? You can not get anything better than Mary!
Help me, help me Mary...what do I do? That was the beginning of my story as a first time home buyer...and the one person that answered all my questions, was this brilliant woman! Mary is not only knowledgeable, but also cares about her clients. Buying a home is not an easy process, but with Mary as our realtor, it was easier than expected. We were guided throughout the entire home buying process, even in finding a lender after being taken advantage of by other lenders.
This was just the beginning. As time continued, Mary's honesty and wisdom led us to finding the perfect home to start my family's new journey towards our future. Throughout this journey, we saw many homes with 'ooo ahhh' moments and 'oh no' moments. Throughout these moments, Mary supported every decision we made, and did not ever force us to purchase anything that was out of our comfort zone. Need I say more? She is a-maz-ing! Thank you Mary for simply being you and for helping us achieve one of our lifelong dreams! I would recommend Mary 10000%! You will not be disappointed.... by the way, have you ever heard of a buyer incentive??? Uhhhh Yea! And if you haven't, it's because you haven't met Mary!
As a home inspector, I see many real estate professionals in the course of my daily activities and I can tell you that Mary Pizzimenti is one of the best! I always appreciate her knowledge of the property in question and the concern and care she shows for her clients as it makes my job so much easier.
We were new to the area and Mary was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction...
...while we figured out which neighborhoods were right for us. Once we found areas we liked the PHA website was great for sorting out houses that matched our requirements. We'd had lots of issues with trulia and zillow having bunk listings and didn't have that problem with the PHA site. Mary was quick to respond and set up appointments once we found a few houses we thought we'd like, she even helped us find some other houses we'd overlooked. Since it was the first house my wife and I have purchased it was nice to have her help and patience as we honed in on what we were looking for.
She makes you feel like you are her only client. I never once felt "out of the loop" in the buying process. With Mary I knew exactly where I was, what was coming next, and when I could expect it. Being former military, I expect things to move a certain way and Mary exceeded my expectations...what more can I say, she has this Marines endorsement.
She is the only Realtor I would recommend in California.
We have used Mary Pizzimenti to buy and sell our homes in northern California. She is knowledgeable about the area and real estate market. She is professional and personable and we were able to form a great relationship with her which helped our transactions run smoothly.
My wife and I have worked with a number of realtors over the years, with most of them providing very good service, but when it comes to providing excellent service, Mary Pizzimenti is in a league of her own. She has listed the last 2 houses for us and has been spot on in evaluating our properties, explaining all of our options involved in preparing the properties for sale and managing the transactions. Mary was happy to answer all our questions and always returned our calls quickly, if not immediately available. It was seamless AND we received full price offers on both properties.
She also helped us locate and purchase our current home, also a very seamless transaction.
We highly recommend PHA Realty if you need responsive, knowledgeable and personal representation.