Sharon is, hands down, the best realtor in the area. We bought our first home with Sharon, a bank-owned foreclosure with over 20 offers, and we also sold this home and bought our second home with her.
On the buying side, she works tirelessly; for all of our inspections, appraisals, and walk throughs, she was the only agent to even show up! She knows the market really well, and was able to predict the best time for us to get into a house before the market shot up (both times we bought!)
On the selling side, you simply can't get any better than listing with Sharon. She staged our home for us as a courtesy, and hosted three open houses within a week for us. She also brought in a professional real estate photographer as a courtesy. The photos of our house were gorgeous, and it brought tons of interest in our property. By the end of the week, we had multiple offers that were nearly 10% of our asking price. This was pretty amazing, considering the same model house across the street from us had sold just a month before for 85k less than our highest offer. She guided us in selecting the strongest offer, and we always felt confident in her skills through this process.
She's easy to reach, aggressive (in all the right ways), and is just lots of fun to be around. She is patient with questions, fears, and concerns -- she has a background in psychology and education that come in handy, I suppose! And her husband Steve often comes to the inspections and showings; he was always good for us to have around because he could provide insight into potential problems with a house before we got an inspection.
You'd be wise to go straight to Sharon before trying out other agents!
Edited to Add: We just sold and bought concurrently with Sharon again and it was another huge success! We needed the proceeds from the sale of our home to fund on our new home, and we knew that Sharon could handle this challenge for us. Not many agents know how to successfully execute a concurrent close, but Sharon is an expert and helped us do this quickly and with little stress in a competitive market!
Mike and Kelly Simon