I’ll cut to the chase… Cory and partner Ian are the absolute best, as realtors plus as humans. I met them about a year ago just after my husband suddenly died. I needed to complete deferred maintenance on my current home, find a new home plus sell the current home. They stayed with me for a year now… never any pressure to buy or sell. I am now in a lovely new home which they helped me get for good price even in multiple bid situation. They were with me every step of the way fixing up my old home and sold it for a higher price than I ever hoped. The list of ways they helped me is way too long for a review. They have many contacts in construction and other home repair. And they are still with me helping me getting my new house fixed up perfectly. They know the Sonoma County housing market extremely well, especially West County, the house I sold was Sebastopol and Petaluma, where I moved. Anyone would be lucky to have Cory Maguire and Ian kalember represent them. Call them now!
Today is the 2 year mark of seeing Baker Lane! I just want to express my gratitude to you for helping us get here. We love our lives here. Henry’s on the Analy tennis team, Julie’s business is growing and I love taking care of them all. The food, the wine, the people.. everything we hoped for! House is done, settled in with chickens and very content. Thank you, Cory, for guiding us in and getting it. Community is lucky to have you and we’re lucky to have had you along the way in our journey. Cheers!!
The team of Cory and Ian were amazing. They responded quickly to our request to sell and led us through all the steps that needed to happen. Without their help, I’m not sure we would have been able to prepare the home for sale so quickly. Then, we were impressed with their marketing of the home. Their guidance and experience along the way were invaluable. Great team!
Cory and Ian took full charge of remodeling our old rental. We live in another state, so we needed to trust that they would make good decisions and follow through. Not only did they make excellent decisions regarding what needed to be done, but they managed the work team, ordered all materials, and were able to fully remodel our house and sell it within 2 1/2 months. And this was during a time when supply chain problems were causing chaos. I really don’t think anyone could have done a better job. Thank you Cory and Ian!
Working with Ian and Cory was a joy. Together they are an unstoppable team. They have the experience to make the process streamlined; they have local knowledge to decipher reports about water, wells, septic, soils etc as well as a host of local experts on hand; they are always available and communicating clearly and immediately. We felt like they had our back and that worked to get us the best price.
Cory and Ian were very responsive and helpful during the entire selling process. They were extremely organized and listened to all my concerns. They went above and beyond to help me maximize the value of my home. In addition, I could trust them to make certain that everything went smoothly from beginning to end. I am also confident that they can assist me during the selection process of new home that fits my needs. They had a broader vision for marketing and selling my property than other agents. They also have very good taste and made smart aesthetic suggestions for presenting my home. They had a deeper understanding of the specific Sebastopol market than a general Sonoma County agent
Experienced. Professional. Respectful. Well connected in the community. They are a wonderful team, that is really on the ball. A joy to work with. Cory and Ian are a fantastic team.
Yes, Cory Maguire and Ian Kalember are definitely excellent. And they are more than that: they are exceptional in their service. We would recommend both Cory and Ian in a heartbeat to anyone who desired outstanding real estate service for either their home’s sale, and/or in their pursuit of a perfect ‘forever’ home.
I found Cory and Ian at a very unsteady time in my life. I had just lost my mother and was now facing moving my ailing father in with my family and knew we needed more room. We had limited time to make the transition and exacting needs in a new house – all was very daunting. They rescued me. They listened. They gave amazing advice – not just about home buying but about the transition we were facing. They were patient with me but persistent with other agents. We found the perfect home and lost it in a bidding war. However, due to their persistence and some luck thrown our way, the original deal fell through and the house became ours. Cory and Ian are the real deal – amazing agents and even better people.
There’s no way we would’ve been able to buy our dream home, if not for Cory. Not only did she find it BEFORE it went on the market – she walked us patiently through every twist and turn with humor, expertise and audacity. Everyone in the industry knows and loves her, and this is an incredible advantage to a buyer and seller. And in the end? I think I’ve also found a friend. THANK YOU CORY.
Wow – we were just blown away with how amazing Cory was in leading us through the process of listing, positioning and marketing my Aunts property in Sebastopol. Cory continually went beyond the call of duty to make the process seamless from listing to recording the sale. She is professional, knowledgeable and will be your best choice for your property.
We first met Cory Maguire in May of 2012 when we inherited a rental property in Sebastopol. Living out of state we needed “eyes on the market” in Sebastopol to help us to better understand the rental and sales market in Sonoma County. Cory met with us to do a market appraisal and offered ideas about what to do about deferred maintenance and upgrades, referrals for reputable contractors and workmen, etc. Even though we were not interested in selling and were managing the property ourselves from a distance – we felt it was important to establish a relationship with a reputable realtor. We kept the relationship going through occasional phone calls, emails and meeting in person when we were in the area. Cory was always quick to respond to questions and concerns even though we were not selling or looking to buy a property. Fast forward 7 years and we decided to sell. We were certainly happy that we had already found the right person for the job. It was not an easy situation as we had current long-term renters and the property had some interesting challenges along the way. We found Cory to have GREAT and CREATIVE ideas, on a budget. She is honest, sensitive, practical, organized, genuinely enthusiastic, pays attention to detail and is a great communicator. Her instincts are spot on. We highly recommend her. If we ever need a realtor in the area we would call Cory Maguire in a flash.
Cory Maguire helped me so much during the sale of my home in Sebastopol. She was very understanding to my sometimes emotional behaviors as I prepared my family home of many years for sale. She has an artistic eye and offered some simple design solutions that made a world of difference to the buyers. I highly recommend her as a trustworthy and professional realtor.
Cory was my agent for a successful purchase of my first property. The sellers were a bit reluctant (even though they had put the property up for sale willingly) and Cory helped me navigate through the negotiation process. I really felt like she had my back and my best interests in mind throughout the entire process. And I really love Cory’s consistently uplifting attitude – she always sees the positive aspect in life and thus good things seem to happen around her. I’d definitely recommend getting Cory involved in the buy or sale of any home, and I would absolutely use her again.
Cory is really a Sebastopol expert, and just a wealth of knowledge about purchasing Sonoma County Real Estate. Unlike a lot of agents who sometimes work in that area, Cory is intimately involved and tours nearly every single home that comes up for sale. She saved me hours of driving time by previewing new things and letting me know whether they were worth driving up to see or not.
I don’t know much about wells, septic, rural properties, etc and she walked me carefully through all of these things. She has relationships with some of Sonoma County’s best experts in all of these fields so we were able to buy, knowing that our home had been checked over by people in the know. She is also an excellent negotiator, and uses all the latest online technology to make buying a home easy even remotely if needed.
In addition to her professional expertise, Cory is one of the most patient, warmest and understanding Real Estate professionals I’ve ever worked with, making her my go-to person for all things Real Estate in Sonoma County. Highly recommended.
We worked with Cory for nearly two years to find a place in the Sebastopol area. We were kind of fussy in our requirements and parsimonious to boot, but she never lost her patience or wasted our time looking at properties that didn’t match up closely enough. When our offers weren’t the accepted ones on some properties, her upbeat attitude helped move us off of our disappointment and on to the next opportunity in short order. Along the way, she educated us about the community, and its culture and governance. Her passion for Sebastopol goes well beyond making a living there and she walks the talk of a professional, fully engaged, civic-minded citizen.
When “our” place finally came onto the market as a short sale with some serious complications, her advice how to construct a successful offer was the key to its acceptance from a field of other offers. The closing was unusually tight, and we live 800 miles away, so it took a lot of coordination on her part to make sure that the inspections, financing, insurances, and other components were done in a timely manner. She knew all of the right people to use for the process and we were well served by them both before and after the sale. The bumps along the way were disconcerting at times, but Cory has a very good way of putting all things into their proper perspective and providing appropriate encouragement. At the same time, I don’t doubt for a moment that if it would have been appropriate for a valid reason, she would have been the first person to advise us to pull the plug on the deal.
Cory has the rare skill of subtly arbitrating spousal differences of opinion, and we both trust her judgment and instincts implicitly. I think her “singleness of purpose” in pursuit of a successful transaction would make Vince Lombardi smile. Furthermore, we have taken her up on her offer to “call if you need anything” in the time since the sale, and Cory has provided us with very useful references for services, suppliers, and local shopping and attractions. We wouldn’t consider anyone else to work with in the future of our real estate transactions in the area.