Julie Souza

    Julie Souza

    CalDRE #01102381
    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.

    My Client Reviews

    (100 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.5
    Past 3 months: N/A
    Ratings Breakdown
    Star Rating Percentage of reviews with this rating Number of reviews with this rating
    5 stars
    75% of Julie’s ratings: 5 stars
    (75)
    4 stars
    14% of Julie’s ratings: 4 stars
    (14)
    3 stars
    0% of Julie’s ratings: 3 stars
    (0)
    2 stars
    6% of Julie’s ratings: 2 stars
    (6)
    1 stars
    5% of Julie’s ratings: 1 star
    (5)

    Showing All Reviews (100)

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    2020
    11/16/20
    Johanna gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was a real asset during my quest to find and purchase my first home. She is extremely organized and an excellent communicator, which made my life so much easier. She quickly understood my preferences and needs, and her extensive local knowledge was a huge help. Julie is so friendly and genuine, and her references to local professionals (plumbers, etc.) have been a great help. Julie was a joy to work with! I highly recommend her for any real estate needs.
    06/11/20
    Gina gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    I can't recommend Julie highly enough! To say that she went over and beyond is an understatement. We were selling our house from 6,000 miles away and Julie managed the whole project for us, including some out of the ordinary issues and requests and a 9-hour time difference. She took a very stressful situation and managed it beautifully from start to finish. She is a true professional and knows what she's doing. I've worked with other agents in the past and the value and skill set that Julie brings with her are clearly do to her many years in the industry, her common sense and the desire to get things done! She sold our house, under these challenging circumstances, in under a month for over asking price. On top of everything else, Julie is simply a super nice person to do business with. I will be recommending her to everyone I know. Thanks again Julie!!
    2019
    07/15/19
    michell gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie has been in the business many years and knows all the ins and outs. She showed me all the properties I wanted to see and was quick to respond to texts. She is a great communicator and easy to work with!
    Response from Julie
    07/15/19
    Thank you!
    06/05/19
    Carol gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was a dream to work with! She worked diligently to find our dream home. Julie was dependable, flexible and a great communicator. She also really rolled up her sleeves to make sure our offer was accepted and the buyers realtor loved working with her! Best of all we had fun working with her and she is a lovely person!
    05/22/19
    Megan gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was great! Her knowledge and dedication helped us stay positive that we could find our first house. She was always availible to answer our first time buyer questions! Highly recommend!
    Response from Julie
    05/22/19
    Thank you!!
    04/18/19
    Steve gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie is a great person to work with.she helps out in ever way going over all details.she is very knowledgeable about what people want.she helps with getting a house ready to sell even helps with estate sales.A great person to work with she has sold 2 houses for us and will use her again.
    Response from Julie
    04/18/19
    Thank you!
    04/07/19
    Jose gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Always available to answer questions; very helpful and knowledgeable realtor
    Response from Julie
    04/08/19
    Thank you!
    02/25/19
    Melissa gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie works tirelessly to get the job done! Always there when you need her! She answers any and all questions you may have. She also has extensive knowledge of homes and the area of Petaluma. Highly recommend!!
    2018
    06/11/18
    Janet gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    I have had the pleasure of working with Julie twice now, once as a buyer, and most recently, as a seller. She really helps make the process easy to navigate and less stressful. Her knowledge of the market is spot-on in determining the value of a property, and she was there to help us every step of the way. She goes above and beyond in her efforts to assist her client. I highly recommend her!
    06/06/18
    Tim gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie has done an amazing job helping us find and successfully acquire our dream home in Santa Rosa. She stayed on top of the market, knew exactly the type of home we were looking for, and navigated a very complex and competitive housing market. We relied on her specific local knowledge to ultimately find the home we were meant to be in. Professional, knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated, everything I would expect an expert to be. We look forward to working with her again if we ever have any additional real estate needs.
    2017
    01/16/17
    Jody gave Julie 1 stars out of 5
    Somehow I got on Julie's email list. I contacted her at least 3 times by email and vmail to politely ask her to remove me from her list. She said she would twice and I continue to receive emails from her. I will be contacting the BBB to report Julie.
    2016
    Home seller in Petaluma
    08/15/16
    Connie gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Non of the "about you" pertain to me. I am a licensed fiduciary settling an estate.
    04/19/16
    Denise gave Julie 1 stars out of 5
    This agent represented my wife and I with several offers over the last couple of months. We found her communication skills lacking and ultimately found another agent who was able to find what we were looking for and we closed escrow on March 31st. We just learned that she also represented another buyer on the same property that we offered on! She didn't bother to disclose it to us or refer us to another agent for the transaction. With so many agents to choose from I would find some one who really has your best interest in mind.
    2015
    Home buyer in Santa Rosa
    10/09/15
    efren gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was wonderful and her dedication to this short sale really helped us be able to get this house. She was calling and updating us everyday. Julie was very savvy when it came to negotiation as well. When the short sale bank at the last minute increased the asking price, we trusted Julie to help us with the decision of how to proceed. Julie helped us with the buying of this new house and the selling of our former house. She knew the area of our former house well and helped us set a price that got us top dollars for our former in a very, very short turnaround. Definitely would recommend Julie and enjoyed getting to know her and trust her and work with her. .
    Home buyer in Petaluma
    02/06/15
    Richardson gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    JULIE WAS VERY HELPFUL. SHE GOT WANT WE WANTED.
    2014
    Home buyer in Santa Rosa
    08/01/14
    sheri gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure working with Julie. She was available and always on top of whatever or where ever we were in our process of buying investment property. We would not hesitate to use her again and we will definitely recommend her in to our friends and work associates.
    2013
    Condo buyer in Santa Rosa
    06/10/13
    Aura gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie did a very good job, especially given the tight real estate market.
    Home buyer in Napa
    06/03/13
    Kenneth gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie has been very helpful and patient over the past few years as I have tried to located a good investment for my retirement. When we found the right house, Julie was very helpful in organizing the purchase.
    2012
    Home buyer in Forestville
    12/19/12
    Jim gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    This is the fourth time Julie has helped us buy a house. That should be a clue to everyone what we think of her abilities. The first 3 houses were bought as investments but this one was for us. We trusted Julie to look for all the potential pitfalls we might find as owners in a rural area (we're urban dwellers). Her extensive experience in Sonoma County was especially useful.
    09/25/11
    Jim gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    05/20/10
    Jim gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    09/14/09
    Jim gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    09/06/09
    Jim gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was SO responsive. She answered every phone call and every emailed question in very short order.
    Home seller in Petaluma
    11/08/12
    Daniel gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie is the best!
    05/02/11
    Daniel gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    I interviewed several agents before working with Julie to find an investment property in Petaluma -- she is very knowledgeable and works hard to find the best property for you. Highly recommended.
    Home buyer in Windsor
    09/21/12
    tony gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Great experience working with Julie, she did a great job.
    Home buyer in Petaluma
    04/19/12
    Jacob gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was great! Couldnt be happier. Always available, knows the areas
    2011
    Condo buyer in Rohnert Park
    11/16/11
    nancy gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was the BEST! She was very helpful in every aspect in finding the perfect place for me. She made the finding/purchasing my home a very wonderful experience, She is a true professional. I am very satisfied the the work she did for me and I highly recommend her to all needing an agent. N. Marsili
    Home buyer in Santa Rosa
    08/18/11
    Amy gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie had her work cut out for her finding us a house. We wanted a specific area, a tight budget and a few rigid requirements. Julie's persistence in trying to find us the perfect home finally paid off. She is a intuitive and intelligent agent and she found the house of our dreams.
    Home buyer in San Anselmo
    05/21/11
    Steven gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie truly takes her job and YOU personally. She was just perfect.
    Condo buyer in Rohnert Park
    04/10/11
    Frank gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and followed through on the small details
    Home buyer in Sant Rosa
    03/11/11
    Linda gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2010
    Home buyer in Petaluma
    11/27/10
    Lesli gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was awesome --very helpful and patient!
    Home buyer in Penngrove
    08/24/10
    Denise gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    We were very happy with Julie. She exceeded our expectations in many ways. She was definitely an advocate for us and made extra efforts to see that things went the way they needed to. We would recommend her, and would use her again.
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    06/08/10
    Jennifer gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was awesome. :) Thanks!!!
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    04/17/10
    Elena gave Julie 2 stars out of 5
    She did not participate in negotiations and did not offer any advice. We did not feel like she was striving to protect out interests. She did not follow up on the development of the deal. But she did show us the place and was very responsive in the search process.
    2009
    Home buyer in Penngrove
    11/10/09
    Linda gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Richmond
    02/07/09
    Angella gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie is highly professional and knowledgeable about her field as well as personable and amiable. She was always on top of each step of the purchasing process and often ahead, keeping me abreast of what was happening and what to expect. She obviously cares about her clients and does her best to meet their real estate needs. She was recommended to me by my daughter and son-in-law, and we all concur that she is a quality agent. We would surely work with her again were the need to arise.
    Condo buyer in Petaluma
    01/20/09
    Wilco gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2008
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    11/21/08
    Beth gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    09/24/08
    Amanda gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    05/31/05
    Amanda gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Albany
    07/29/08
    Kaz gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Aside from being very knowledgeable, she always returned the emails/phone calls and was especially available during escrow.
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    06/10/08
    Sindy gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie is a pleasure to work with. She really has the buyer's interests in mind and tries her best to make the deal happen. I would highly recommend her to friend's and family.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    06/03/08
    Dan gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was great to work with. She understood what type of property I was looking for, was genuine, supportive and very responsive throughout the process. She was also punctual and available when she needed to be in spite of being a "new" mom. Julie also urged me to keep looking when times became a bit difficult, opened my eyes to some alternative neighborhoods. She also streamlined the buying process by connecting me with a good loan agent and some competent contractors. I am very happy to recommend Julie's services to any new or "veteran" home buyer and am thrilled to be in my new home overlooking the Bay! Dan Hirsch (Oakland Home Owner)
    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/01/08
    Liang gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    02/07/08
    Christopher gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie is organised, punctual and highly responsive to email. Her in depth knowledge of the industry was enormously useful and I felt she worked very hard negotiating for me. Would recommend her to anyone.
    2007
    Home buyer in oakland
    10/01/07
    Billie gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie and Owen were fantastic - both very knowledgeable, had tons of useful tips and tricks to share, and were highly responsive. Throughout the whole process, we felt comfortable, well-informed, and as relaxed as one can be when buying a home.
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    07/27/07
    Rose gave Julie 2 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    03/26/07
    Brendan gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home seller in Alameda
    03/06/07
    Paul gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie is a very consientious, tenacious, courteous and thoughtful agent. Julie has our highest recommendation.
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    02/06/07
    dave gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    We are thankful for their honest opinions and support in helping us make informed decisions about buying our first house. they always had or made time for us and our endless questions.
    Home buyer in Santa Rosa
    01/21/07
    Tim gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
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    2006
    Home buyer in Oakland
    12/25/06
    Stephanie gave Julie 2 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    12/01/06
    Tracey gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Berkeley
    11/24/06
    Cate gave Julie 2 stars out of 5
    i really wish i was advised to get more inspections. (especailly mold!!!!) i was led to believe it was all ok, when in fact i should have had soo many more inspections. termite, etc i wish i wasnt asked to sign the last papers when the inspector was here. too crazy! the inspector i was advised to use, the guy from inspector pros was not cool. he did not complete the inspection.... he didnt go into my attic, which i asked him to do, and he claimed he didnt have access to my garage when all he had to was ask me for the key. AND... he made me feel very uncomfortable the way he looked at my chest the whole time he was talking to me. no kidding. and not funny.
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    11/23/06
    Jon gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/07/06
    David gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    We felt very confident working with Julie! She is very knowledgable about the areas we were looking in and the communication between us was great. Our entire transaction went very smoothly and a large part of that is due to her professionalism and patience.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    08/09/06
    Sue gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    In 1999 when we were buying our first house, a friend gave this ominous advise around the purchasing process "Beware. No one is on your side." And actually I agreed with her until we were ready to buy our second house and used Julie as our agent. Julie was *absolutely* on our side. Where we were willing to bid higher, Julie pushed back and was confident that we were okay staying where we were at. Thanks to Julie, we got the cutest house on the block at a killer price. She's in it for the long haul, has great ethics and is super low key. I really echo all that's been said about her in her other references; she's the kind of agent and person who needs their horn tooted as they're not about to do it themselves. And isn't that the best kind of person to work with? Thank you, Julie!
    Home buyer in Alameda
    08/04/06
    Doris gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent services and response very fast and smart.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    07/07/06
    Michael gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was very helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend her.
    Home seller in Alameda
    07/03/06
    Anthony gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Juie is great, fast and efficient. I will work with her again.
    02/13/04
    Anthony gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    06/13/06
    Dave gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    She kept the process moving along. She answered all of our multitude of questions.
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    06/06/06
    Mandy gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie is great to work with.
    10/07/05
    Mandy gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    04/27/06
    Jodi gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    04/21/06
    Christine gave Julie 2 stars out of 5
    Things started off well while looking for a home. She took the time to meet us and show us homes on non-open house days and times. And she was very responsive and took her time explaining various situations and principles. But, as soon as we found a house we liked and the bidding process began, we felt that her main priority wasn't us anymore. She seemed more interested in making sure she closed the deal as soon as possible. Overall, we felt as though there was a noticeable drop off in terms of representing what was best for us once we showed interest in a home.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    04/07/06
    Robert gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/17/06
    Annette gave Julie 1 stars out of 5
    1. Julie told us there were 2 offers already submitted on the property. This put us in a panic mode to submit within 1 day, we were going to wait 1 week. We have now found out there were NO other offers on the property. 2. We looked to Julie for advice on pricing. The house was listed at $839,000. She indicated that as there were other offers already on the house our offer would have to be exceptional. This resulted in us submitting an offer of $902,000. We would likely only have submitted an offer for maximum $850,000 had we not been told other offers had been submitted. 3. Once the offer had been submitted it was impossible to reach Julie. We tried cell phone and office numbers and she did not answer. We ended up having to negotiate DIRECTLY with the seller, as Julie was not available to us and the contingency period HAD ALREADY EXPIRED. 4. We confronted Julie regarding the lack of availability and unresponsiveness returning phone calls, and then she started crying. We are still quite puzzled as to why this happened as we are very calm, non-offensive people, and approached her in a very reasonable manner, with a calm tone. The crying incident happened on 2 occassions. Julie indicated the phone call was not going very well, and that was basically the end of the conversation. 5. We are now extremely upset with the service we received from ZipRealty and are considering legal action. Due to the poor service, bad advice, and what we believe to be lies, we believe this house cost us $50,000 more than it should have.
    Home buyer in Emeryville
    03/12/06
    Ron gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    I want to thank Julie Souza for all the work she did for us in consummating the deal at 30 Emery Bay. I always have felt the Realty profession is difficult since there are so many loose ends to bring together and everyone has so many different needs. She made it look easy for us in our purchase. I have to admit I was a little skeptical when we first met Julie Souza. My first impression of her was someone lacking in experience based on her youthful appearance. I was pleasantly surprised with her thoroughness and always keeping our best interest in mind at all times. I hope she never looses her enthusiasm and passion towards her work because it definitely shows and, in our case, made us very happy. Ron and Vicki Tom
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    03/07/06
    Yevetteh gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home seller in Oakland
    01/11/06
    Charles gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2005
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    12/26/05
    jody gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    Julie was a great agent and advocate for getting me into my house as soon as possible. She worked within tight deadlines that were made even tighter because of the Holiday season. She was also a pleasure to work with. She was organized, available at all times of the day, and an overall pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend using Julie to anyone who was looking for an agent in the East Bay.
    Home seller in Alameda
    10/05/05
    Bev gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    08/23/05
    Bev gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    09/27/05
    KipandStefanie gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in San Lorenzo
    09/07/05
    LINDA gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    07/26/05
    Kenneth gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Alameda
    06/30/05
    Philippe gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    05/23/05
    Al gave Julie 1 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    05/12/05
    Janet gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    05/09/05
    Martin gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Alameda
    04/26/05
    Susan M. gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    04/19/05
    Stephan gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    04/19/05
    Amy Nicole gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    04/13/05
    WMichael gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Alameda
    03/23/05
    Aaron gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    01/11/05
    Rita gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2004
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/30/04
    Sara gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/16/04
    Emily gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    10/12/04
    Nicholas gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Alameda
    09/24/04
    Amy gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    09/02/04
    Angelique gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Richmond
    08/11/04
    John gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo seller in Cloverdale
    07/14/04
    Ed gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    05/12/04
    Cassandra gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    02/06/04
    Heather gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Alameda
    02/03/04
    TimR gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    01/14/04
    Shonette gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    07/01/03
    Shonette gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2003
    Home buyer in Oakland
    12/10/03
    Karthick gave Julie 2 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Hayward
    11/21/03
    Patricia gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    10/10/03
    LynnD gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    10/06/03
    Christina gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    09/24/03
    Wendy gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    08/27/03
    Nicole gave Julie 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    07/26/03
    Lee gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in San Leandro
    07/24/03
    Shetal gave Julie 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    06/05/03
    Ahmed gave Julie 1 stars out of 5
    No review submitted

    My Experience

    • 15 years real estate sales experience
    • ZipRealty President's Club 2004 Q3; 2005 Q1, Q3 (Gold); 2006 Q1 (Platinum), Q3 (Gold); 2008 Q2, Q3, Q4; 2009 Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4; 2010 Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
    • ZipRealty's Century Club
    • Specializing in land, investment property, single/multi-family, and condo/townhouse homes

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    • Sonoma State University, M.B.A and B.A.
    • Oakland Association of Realtors
    • California Association of Realtors
    • California Real Estate Broker License
    • National Association of Realtors
    • Listing Credentials Training Graduate

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