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Tim and Michal

“Besides being extremely thorough and professional, Natalie makes the task of buying or selling a home fun.  I have had the privilege of using both Natalie and Lance as our agent for our various investment properties and primary residences for over 10 years, and would highly recommend them to anyone!  Natalie’s designer eye brings something special to the table that few realtors can bring.  She can see beyond the obvious and help you envision your future in your new home.  She sees the potential that others miss.”

John

“I’ve been using Lance and Natalie for over fifteen years to buy, fix and sell my flips throughout the Western United StatesI haven’t met a more well-rounded team of Realtors in all my years in the business.  They have helped me navigate through regulations, sales cycles, buying and selling trends as well as the ever changing market.  They are some of my best assets with their knowledge and experience ranging from specifying high-yield design finishes, to entitlements, historical redevelopment, ADA compliance, plan review, city ordinances, variances, rehabilitation, and zoning regulations, plan sets, and construction, bidding and general contracting…  They are smart, fun, creative, and very good at what they do.  I can’t imagine teaming up with anyone else.”

Andrea and Bob

“If you are searching for a realtor, I heartily recommend Natalie Pagel. She brings 100% to the table. Natalie truly worked on our behalf during the entire process in the purchase of our 55+ Gated Community. The inventory was low in our targeted area, and highly competitive. When presenting our offer, she battled for each valid point on our offer and it was eventually accepted due to Natalie’s unwavering stance. Even now, a year later, we have commented that we were so fortunate to have her as our realtor.”

Nancy

“I enjoyed my experience with Lance and Natalie Pagel. They listed my home in the foothills; they helped me price my home, and it sold immediately—in fact it still holds the record for highest price per square foot sale in my area! Lance steered me toward workmen to do repairs that I felt comfortable working with. I also used them to purchase my new home in an Active Adult Community. They were easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Both Lance and Natalie were quick to respond to phone calls, texts and emails.  They made it a very easy and enjoyable experience.  And as a bonus, Lance is a contractor so his insight into any underlying construction problems was appreciated. Natalie is an interior decorator, which helped with staging and other interior questions. I highly recommend them to take good care of your real estate needs.”

Meghan

“My husband and I have had wonderful experiences using Natalie and Lance both to sell and to purchase our homes. We purchased our current home in Loomis near Folsom Lake with great confidence because of their knowledge of the area and background in home building. When we found out recently that our family would be growing, we decided to sell our rental property and they were able to secure a top dollar offer despite a renter occupying the property, and despite a smaller yard than many of the other comps in the neighborhood. The escrows closed quickly and all parties were treated with respect and consideration throughout the entire process. I highly recommend the Pagels. They are prompt, professional, and extremely enjoyable to work with.”

Tyler

“I so enjoyed working with Natalie to sell my house in a vintage neighborhood, and would love to work with her again in the future. My home fetched the highest price around, compared to other like-properties. As a first-time home seller, I had plenty of questions and concerns about the process. Natalie was always there to provide answers and advice. I felt so comfortable talking out the whole process with her and she communicates clearly, openly, and with humor. She has creative solutions for everything from staging to formulating counter-offers. She is calm and methodical and so we had very few surprises along the way – an especially wonderful thing with an older house like mine! We were prepared from the first to the last and I can’t thank her enough for making what could have been a very stressful event into a pleasurable one!”

Jonathan and Jennifer

“We can’t thank Lance and Natalie enough for helping us in Sacramento, to buy our first home. They have been fabulous and have gone out of the way to educate us, make us feel comfortable, make the process fun and accommodate our every need. They also work with a fabulous and tenacious lender, and we feel lucky to have had John Veth handling the lending.”

Rosanne and Eddie

Detail oriented, patient, always encouraging… Lance and Natalie are very knowledgeable about the area. They always acknowledged our need and assisted us with our questions. We were relocating from out of the area, and they were always available when we needed them. They managed to find us a home with a view in our price range. I highly recommend them!  They are extremely knowledgeable and reliable and dependable!”

Greg and Elise

“We really enjoyed working with the Pagels. In our search for the right house with acreage on horse property, their knowledge of building and design helped us see the potential beauty and pitfalls hidden in various properties. When we found our home, they helped us transform it into something special. Their expertise in both real estate and design complement each other so well!”

Gary and Kristina

“We really appreciated how responsive Natalie and Lance were at every step of the process of buying our home for our family of six. Their ability to anticipate our needs greatly reduced the stress of home buying. We look forward to using them again in the future.”

Craig and Renee

“Lance and Natalie were responsive and very knowledgeable in our purchase of a bank-owned property, providing valuable insight along the way. Lance’s contractor background was particularly valuable as we toured properties, giving us peace and confidence in our decision process. Having a good realtor is one thing; having a realtor with a contractor’s eye is even better, especially when looking at foreclosure properties. Additional value was found in Natalie’s professional design background, with great ideas on the home’s potential. The Pagels are a great team and helped make the deal happen when there were multiple bids involved. We’re grateful to them, and we love our home!”

Nicole

“I was looking for a new construction home. I wasn’t sure if I needed a Realtor for this kind of purchase but Natalie and Lance have experience with most of the builders in the area and they showed me a few different places that they recommended. The process would have been very one-sided (not in my favor) without them. They negotiated angles I never would have considered. So glad I used a Realtor… especially Natalie and Lance.”

Lyn

“We used Lance to navigate the purchase of a condominium with our son. Lance walked my son through the buying process, step-by-step, and was there whenever questions arose. We liked him so much, that my husband and I used him again ourselves, to down-size from a larger home to something smaller and closer to town. Lance found us a great home in a Gated Community that we love.”

Tom and Anna

“My architect-wife and I were looking for raw land for a custom-build home. In a competitive bidding situation, Lance orchestrated quite the deal involving multiple buyers for a multiple-parcel estate sale, thereby making our offer more appealing than the other single-buyer offers. About two years later, we completed our custom home, moved in, and have been enjoying sunset views ever since.”

Brad

“Our church was in need of an agent to help us find a commercial property in which we could grow and expand. Lance found us a beautiful and historic property perfectly suited for us, though it happened to be a short-sale-turned foreclosure. This did not deter Lance. Lance pursued the lender, structured a purchase with seller financing, and navigated a year-and-a-half long escrow that included an existing tenant eviction process, and multiple trips to the bay area to keep the deal together. When we got discouraged, Lance dug in even further, encouraging and leading our board through this arduous process. Now, having been in the property for almost two years, our church in flourishing. We could not have been any better served.”

Julie

“I had interviewed 2 other realtors before I chose Natalie. It was important to me to find a realtor that listened to my needs and I felt that I could trust. Natalie is very knowledgeable, practical, and worked with me to review the pros and cons of each home. She was always prepared with similar comparisons in order to make an informed decision.
Natalie made the home selection process fun and entertaining.  I appreciate Natalie’s patience and help to navigate some of the less deterministic aspects of contract negotiation which was further complicated since I purchased during a seller’s market.  She helped me find a cream-puff of a home, rich in character and nestled in nature, just what I was looking for!
Even after the purchase and move into my home, Natalie has continued to help when I have questions related to home resources and exiting my rental. I would recommend Natalie in a heartbeat and would look to using her expertise again in a future buy/sell of a home.”