LuAnn Shikasho Real Estate Agent at eXp Realty

LuAnn Shikasho

Real Estate Agent at
eXp Realty

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Agent Highlights

LuAnn is a top selling Elk Grove agent - having sold over 79% more properties in Elk Grove than the average agent.
LuAnn sells properties fast - selling more than 46% quicker than the average Elk Grove agent.
LuAnn gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Elk Grove agent by 4%.

More about LuAnn Shikasho

She graduated with a degree in speech pathology and audiology from CSU Sacramento and went on to do graduate work at the University of Arizona in Speech and Hearing Science. She decided to continue studies at universities in Japan and Brazil. While living in Japan, she spent many years teaching English to all ages and abilities, from preschool to company employees. Her favorite teaching positions were at the university level, as she could develop a real bond with the students and watch them develop over the course of a semester. This love of teaching is reflected in her work with buyers and sellers of residential real estate. There is so much to understand about the process, especially in today's challenging market. It is with integrity, enthusiasm and dedication to your goals, that she will help guide you with your real estate needs. She enjoys the process, negotiations and helping people realize their dreams!
Education

CSUS, U of A, Waseda, Universidade de Santa Catarina, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 早稲田大学 / Waseda University, University of Arizona, California State University-Sacramento

Certifications

GRI, SFR, ABR, e-PRO, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), e-PRO®, Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Awards

Top 50 producer nationally in AREAA, Triple Platinum award @ Keller Williams, Five Star Agent, "People Love Us on Yelp" award, 2017 Icon exp top agent award, eXp Realty ICON Agent, Top 3 Real Estate Agents in Elk Grove, Three Best Rated, AREAA A-List 2018 Top Producer

Other Languages

japanese

Superagent

Super Agents are experienced, highly rated agents with a track record of success with HomeLight clients. LuAnn Shikasho is committed to providing great service for their clients.

License Number

01764898

LuAnn earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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LuAnn Shikasho's Reviews & Ratings

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  • LuAnn listed and sold my home
    • Local Area Expert
    • Market Knowledge
    • Good Communicator
    • Strong Negotiator
    • Spent Quality Time

    I had an investment property in Elk Grove which I sold through LuAnn. I had a great experience working with her and I can say that she is the most knowledgeable and experienced agent in that area. I had tried to sell my property with another agent earlier and I had my property on the market for more than 3 months. After lots of research and talking to many agents I decided to work with LuAnn. That turn out to be the best decision I made as LuAnn was able to turn around the situation quickly and was able to sell the house in 2 weeks for 10k more than the asking price. The whole transaction went very smoothly and I was able to close the paperwork in less than 30 days. I would highly recommend LuAnn as she is very thorough, very easy to work with, very good negotiator, prompt in her responses and kept me up to date with the progress.

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  • My wife and I are first time home buyers. We had done our homework as best as we could but we knew we needed a realtor who had integrity and very knowledgeable about the local housing market. We had made up our mind we wanted a house in Elk Grove in a zip code so that our daughters could retain their school and friends and yes, it was a scary prospect with the rising home prices and interest rate hikes. We needed someone we could count on to watch our back and navigate us towards buying our dream home. So, we resorted to checking the online reviews just as I guess you are doing right now. We reviewed a lot of realtors with good testimonials but we wanted the best. We came across LuAnn Shikasho of eXp Realty during one of those online review sessions and we were quite intrigued by the rave and exceptional testimonials she had. We decided to call her up and we have not been disappointed. Look no further, this amiable lady and her team( Rodrigo and Daniela) are the "real deal" when it comes to buying or selling your home. She is friendly...very good sense of humour, knowledgeable and was always there when we needed guidance. She educated us further about those pitfalls we had not anticipated and helped us build realistic expectations based on her vast experience of the job and market. She was there with us all the way: through the offer process, inspections and yes, the mountain of paper work. It was quite re-assuring during open houses whenever we mentioned LuAnn's name as our agent, other agents had wonderful things to say about her and her excellent work ethic. We recently closed on our dream home and we have LuAnn and her team to thank. They did an awesome job and we will ever be grateful. LuAnn to us is no longer an agent that we set out to find, she is more like family now and even after we closed, she is still checking up on us to see that we are well settled. We are blessed to have worked with her. This is the kind of person you want on your side of the table when you need to buy or sell your home.

    - Gboyega O on Yelp
  • I don't think it's possible to describe how AMAZING LuAnn truly is!!! We spoke with several realtors, and LuAnn is in a whole different league. She's kind, honest, funny, down-to-earth.... and also whip-smart, detail-oriented, and unbelievably knowledgeable and experienced. Unlike some realtors, she doesn't charge any extra fees, even though she ALWAYS goes above and beyond. It's clear that she does this work purely out of passion... she is seriously an angel!My husband and I were first-time homebuyers looking for a not-so-typical first home: a 4 BR with a huge backyard in a great location, but on a budget. LuAnn got us the perfect home, and from start to finish, she made the whole process SO smooth and easy! She connected us with a great lender, and they worked together seamlessly. Her communication was incredible, and she was always, always available for us.Perhaps most importantly, when it came to negotiating, LuAnn really went the extra mile, worked her magic, and got us an amazing price! The sellers had already dropped the house's price significantly, resulting in several bidders right away, including ourselves. Our bid wasn't the highest, but LuAnn managed not only to get us the house, but persuaded the sellers to throw in quite a lot of extra money for us (to cover closing costs & repairs). We feel so blessed, and we can't imagine it's possible to have a better friend & advocate on your side than LuAnn. I don't think any Yelp review can do her justice, so you'll have to see for yourself - we promise you won't regret it!!

    - Ruthie C on Yelp
  • LuAnn is the best realtor ever! I transplanted myself from the Bay Area, and this is my 4th time buying/selling a property. I initially hired her to buy a house with her based on her positive reviews. My wife and I liked her SOOO MUCH that we hired her again for a second transaction. Of all the realtors I have dealt with, LuAnn stands out the most because she builds a PERSONABLE RELATIONSHIP with you. She gets to know you as an individual and tries to figure out what works best for you based on your needs and wants. She also has a QUIRKY PERSONALITY that is so enjoyable to work with. Regarding the business aspect of things, LuAnn is one of the most (if not the most) experienced realtor in the Sacramento area. With her invaluable experience, she can weigh-in her opinion regarding the strengths/weaknesses of a property or proposed deal. She can also come up with OUT-OF-THE-BOX ideas to get your deal through. LuAnn also has a dedicated team working for her including secretary, sale coordinator, marketer, and several bright/energetic agents. Despite having this much manpower, I am surprised that LuAnn actually manages a lot of the stuff by herself. In fact, she answers texts/emails FASTER THAN HER SECRETARY! She is a very SUCCESSFUL and HARDWORKING woman who stays up late at night answering my emails and hashing out documents! Her RELIABLE and QUICK RESPONSES are much appreciated for my wife and me (we are both very busy doctors running a private practice).Thanks for everything, LuAnn

    - user081012 on Zillow
  • LuAnn was a fantastic agent! I was operating remotely, and had a 1031 exchange property outside Sacramento to deal with. LuAnn and Maria went over and above to make sure it was properly assessed, deal with the existing tenants, and find the most appropriate buyer. She came armed with vendors to do inspections, set up escrow, etc. We dealt with some unforeseen issues and she handled them with great sensitivity and integrity. I would highly recommend LuAnn to anyone interested in working with an excellent, efficient, communicative and highly ethical realtor.

    - Chiemi K on Yelp
  • Our family began searching for our new home and I had researched all aspects of home buying including agents. We reached out to LuAnn and her team and were greeted vey professionally. We had the opportunity to work with Rodrigo and he was great. He took us to every house we asked to see and was beyond patient with us. He made us feel very comfortable in our home search and answered every question we had to the best of his ability. We enjoyed our experience ave love or first home. We definitely recommend this team and will be referring them to our family and friends. Thank you both again!

    - Iris Chavez on Google reviews
  • LuAnn sold our house in 6 days!! The crazy thing was, we werent planning on selling our house BUT for the fact that we found our Dream Home while casually looking at houses downtown. We couldnt afford it but LuAnn helped negotiate a crazy low price. In order to avoid making 2 house payments, we asked LuAnn to sell our old house within a month. This meant our 2700 sf, 14 yr old place of clutter and mess, with an active family of five, and little maintenance, had to be ready for an open house in under 3 weeks. LuAnn coached us through what to clean, purge, stage and repair. And ONLY because of LuAnns reputation in her field, we had top painters, roofers, grout specialist, carpet installers, and pressure washers all squeeze us into their busy schedule within days of my call. I would not recommend a short turn-around in selling a home, but if you think you cant sell your well lived-in house, trust me, you can with LuAnn. Another thing that made everything run smoothly was the fact that LuAnn has her own office and staff dedicated to her clients. So the response time was always VERY short for questions, document signing, referrals, listing and showing our house, advertising on various web sites, printing flyers, and scheduling inspections. Even though her office stays busy, I felt like her only client. So parting words: Dont let your realtor be a well-intended friend or family member. Theres too much at stake (marriage, sanity, time, money). Having LuAnn alongside us was quite frankly the BEST decision we made. Also, calling her sooner rather than later is key because she has such a wealth of information that is helpful no matter where you are in your home buying and selling process. Honestly, we would not be in our BEAUTIFUL new home today if it werent for LuAnns patience, connections, and amazing office staff.

    - Cyndi Muscat on Google reviews
  • LuAnn is simply amazing. I interviewed 3 different agents and they were all great but something told me to not make a decision and I am extremely happy I listened to my instincts because LuAnn came along and I knew she was the one from how she carried herself and her experience speaks for itself. She really is the top agent in Elk Grove. She has a great team. We received an offer within 4 hours of first open house and 21 days later we closed escrow. It wasnt easy but everything thrown at us LuAnn knew exactly how to handle it and she delivered, which is what matters. Do not hesitate to hire LuAnn. You wont be sorry. Professional, experienced, and competent are the words to best describe LuAnn and her team.

    - Anmol Mishra on Google reviews
  • I really appreciate all LuAnn's above and beyond work/advice in helping me through this complex process of buying a house, especially for a first time home buyer like me. I'm so impressed with the effectiveness of the team from beginning to the closing, I can close within 3 weeks thats unbelievable.I will definitely recommend LuAnn to friends for their future house hunting.

    - pompoms1125 on Zillow
  • LuAnn is Amazing! Don't make the mistake I made & hire a bad agent when you have a top selling agent with insane negotiating skills right here! Let me tell you my sad to happy story. (Horrible Vs Amazing) Before I hired LuAnn. I had a bad agent who looked at my house & said I didn't need to do anything more. He told me he was confident he could sell this house super fast & that I would most definitely get multiple offers. So I hired him in Oct 2018. The house was super clean & ready to rock, all new exterior & interior paint, new shower tile & enclosure., repainted kitchen cabinets/new hardware. The house was nice! The photos the bad agent took on his cell phone were horrible & dreary. This was a man not willing to pay one penny towards my sell. I initially listed my house for 395K, after a month, dropping the price to 385K, after 73 days I received my first offer which was low balled by 15K & on top wanted 1% off for additional renovations at "my expense, & he wanted me to do a contingency where the buyers would lock my house in contract while they sell try to sell their house, that was not even on the market yet! He told me feedback was my house needed updating & that's why it won't sell. HMM, after you said my house was perfect? So I decided to put more money into the house, new granite & new flooring. I wanted to wait to re-list it as "new" after 30 days. However the bad agent listed my house (without my permission/without a contract)! A desperate tactic to get another contract. So I started interviewing for a new agent. This time doing more research. I interviewee's multiple agents, all carefully reading their reviews. LuAnn was the very last one I interviewed. From all the agents I talked to, she was the only one thinking weeks "ahead", she thought of everything the other agents could not; best case scenario, worst case scenario, what happens if... This is why I chose her. LuAnn sold me on "her". We talked about staging, photography, video, & advertising. These were things my bad agent never discussed with me. She pays her own money into these listings, goes above & beyond what other agents will do, even paying for shoe coverings at the door of my house to keep the house clean. Her photographer was amazing, the video was amazing, she got the house staged and took care of all the small details, her team kept in touch the entire time from start to finish LuAnn sold my house in less than 7 days at 20K (ABOVE ASKING) with MULTIPLE OFFERS! and she also had to negotiate with very demanding buyers who had all kinds wacky demands, including a last minute scheme to lock my house up on closing day. Which was actually ridiculous considering the house was gorgeous. She never wavered, she got the house closed on the closing day with none of their wacky demands met. Look no further, she's your gal!

    - Rose R on Yelp
  • LuAnn was nothing short of amazing! We were so fortunate to have her help us sell our house, which had multiple challenging issues. She and her staff were extremely competent, articulate, and professional. No matter how many obstacles there were and hurdles we had to jump through, she remained steadfast and focused for us. We recommend her wholeheartedly, and would not hesitate to hire her again.

    - Lori I on Yelp
  • Buying a home can be as stressful as it is exciting, especially if you are a first time homebuyer and new to Sacramento. LuAnn and her team are great, have a lot of experience, and were able to help me close on my first home in 2 months (search + close).Home SearchI reached out to LuAnn through her website and she called me the next day. After a quick assessment, we scheduled a meeting for an hour where she went over a super informative binder with a breakdown of the entire homebuying process. I was introduced to Rodrigo, who is part of her team and was my main point of contact for the home search/viewing the listings. Rodrigo was great, responsive, usually returns text messages within 15 min and punctual. I would send him homes I want to see or set up my own day to look at open houses, then the ones I was interested in putting in an offer, he would send me a comprehensive report. Rodrigo was so helpful during the offer process and instrumental with advising me with the offer to secure my house! They were able to convince the other party to cancel viewings for the weekend and put the home in contract. Purchase Process & ClosingOnce in process, LuAnn was more involved and her team emailed me a breakdown of the escrow timeline. They gave me choices for home inspection and pest control, then her team scheduled accordingly. (Although, the home inspector did miss a few things I later found...but that is for a different post). Despite the short time, closing was relatively stress free till the last week. This was mainly due to an emergency from the appraiser, who was late to submit in time, therefore, causing me to be late on removing that contingency. It was a lot of anxiety on my end as the seller was not happy, but LuAnn did her best to reassure me and at the end of the day we were still able to close on time. On the last day, LuAnn and Rodrigo gave me the keys, took some pictures, and she even gave me a welcoming gift which was very sweet. Overall I'm very pleased with the process and would recommend working with LuAnn and her team!

    - Kat C on Yelp