Customer Testimonials Video
I'm the Founder of PHA Realty and I pride myself on customer satisfaction. It makes me so happy to hear my past clients express how positive and empowered they feel about their experience buying or selling their home with me. I think it provides a pretty good glimpse of what we're all about at PHA Realty.
I hope you enjoy it!Mary Pizzimenti - Broker / REALTOR / Founder PHA Realty
- Ellen M.
Mary is fabulous. Sharp, intelligent, knowledgable, 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!
- Shayla D.
Thank you Mary!!
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.
- Chris T.
A true professional! 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.
- Yasin K.
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!
- Januel M.
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.
John Larosa and PHA Realty are truly dedicated to their clients.
- Abbe P.
Mary Pizzimenti is a gem!
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.
- Eli C.
Where to begin!? Mary was a blessing in disguise! 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!
- Stephen M.
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.
- Mike & Patti S.
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.
- Derek H.
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.
Thanks for all your help and hard work Mary!
- Laura H.
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.
She is the only Realtor I would recommend in California. Call her today!!
- Todd B.
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.
t's a family affair at PHA, and isn't that what we all want from the people we do business with?
5 stars. 10 stars. 100 stars.
- Anton S.
John's performance was exceptional! He was thorough, committed and extremely professional. I felt confident in his representation and we closed on my new home, meeting all of my expectations.
- Linda K.
I was like a deer in headlights. I had just lost my parents and I had no idea how to go about selling their home a friend gave me Mary Pizzimenti's business card and my journey began.
Mary 'took me by the hand' and guided me through the whole process. Honesty and integrity are the Hallmarks of PHA Realty and I would always recommend Mary Pizzimenti first.
- Mike & Jody R.
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.
- William H.
Great company. Helped me find a great home for a great price. I have and will continue to refer friends and family who are looking to buy a home.
- Alysa C.
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!
Call her, what are you waiting for? You can not get anything better than Mary!
- Paul V.
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.
I’m so happy and he’s #1 on my go to list for any future real estate dealings.
- Kevin M.
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.
- Adrian H.
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!
- Sean P.
Mary was beyond amazing! 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!