We have bought and sold homes 4 times now with Sophie on the mountain! Every time we have loved her professionalism and her knowledge. She has taken the time to find us the homes we want and make the selling process seamless. Working with her has been fun and a pleasure, so much so, she has become a friend to us and our family. We can’t recommend Sophie enough if you are looking to sell or buy your next mountain home!
Sophie was great to work with. She knows the area quite well being a resident and she knows real estate. Would highly recommend her services and will be using her for any future real estate needs
Sophie was excellent from start to finish! She doesn't do anything half-way. She knows exactly what the selling points are going to be and makes them focal points, from the property description to the photos! The photographers she hired were also top notch. Photos are very important to us (maybe most important) as sellers. We were happy with the communication and that any time we had a question we could call or text her and she always got back to us very quickly. We'll be using Sophie for all future California transactions and recommending her to everyone. Don't waste time searching any further, Sophie is your agent!
Sophie got the job done in a tough market. Her local knowledge is excellent and I always felt I could rely on her professionalism during the entire selling process.
Sophie is exceptional. She shows up when she says she will, is reasonable and positive, and brokered both the sale of our home and purchase of a new one. She did so with professionalism and aplomb. I would recommend her without hesitation!
Sophie is the best! She helped us find exactly what we were looking for. She is incredibly responsive and possesses great knowledge about the process and the area. Would absolutely recommend her to anyone thinking about buying/selling.
Sophie knew what we wanted before we did, whereas others tracked us across the mountain. She was very knowledgeable and personable. It was a great experience and we highly recommend Sophie.
Sophie comes highly recommended by me for her expertise, motivation, person-ability, warmth, and tireless striving towards a good result for her clients. Not only is she tenacious, yet cool, calm and collected under pressure, but Sophie is fore-armed for all kinds of real estate occurrences. An added bonus, Sophie is also four-armed and can tackle a multitude of eventualities expeditiously as also, her hubby, Jonny, goes the extra mile on behalf of all Sophie’s clients.
We cannot reiterate enough how pleased we are with Sophie’s diligence and ultimate positive results on our behalf.
Sophie has helped us with the purchase and sale of our home in Lake Arrowhead. Sophie’s knowledge in Real Estate and Lake Arrowhead and surrounding areas is top knotch! If you want a great experience and someone who works hard for you to get you exactly what you’re looking for, Sophie Formby is your Agent!! We wouldn’t use anyone else!!!
I am a real estate agent in Newport Beach and I decided to hire a local agent to sell my home in Lake Arrowhead. Sophie did a fabulous job representing me as a sellers agent and we closed escrow on March 2018. I could not be at the house at times due to the distance and Sophie went out of her way to make sure the home was clean inside and out. She sometimes even paid for the gardner and the cleaning people until I reimbursed her. Thank you Sophie for all your help. You made the process very enjoyable and painless. I would definitely recommend Sophie’s services to friends, family and everyone looking to buy or sell a home in Lake Arrowhead.
Sophie took care of everything. She had a strong analytical approach to setting our asking price and was a true professional through the entire process. When it came to crunch time, she took care of what needed to be done. Highly recommended.
It was a pleasure to work with Sophie. She was very helpful in not only helping me find a home but also with the transition to mountain living. Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. Having a realtor that your comfortable with is a must. I appreciated Sophie’s honest opinion on the properties we looked at. I’d definitely recommend giving her a call!
We highly recommend Sophie if you are in the market to buy or sell a property. She proved herself to be an invaluable partner in the selling of our Lake Arrowhead property. Her guidance and recommendations were spot on as we prepared the home for selling. By following her recommendations the sales and closing process were completed quickly without any last minute issues to delay the process. A huge thank you for her assistance and professionalism.
In late 2016, my wife Joanie and I decided to buy a second home as a “weekend getaway.” We conducted some online research and decided to look in the Lake Arrowhead area. I contacted a co-worker who highly recommended Sophie Formby from Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Reality. I called her and gave her an over view of what we were looking for. She set up an appointment and we met at her office in Blue Jay. The first two Friday’s we looked were nine hour days, no lunch, snacks in the car, we went from house to house none stop. We looked at twenty properties before we put in an offer in. A day after submitting our offer, and conducting our due diligence on the property we withdrew our offer and re-evaluated our needs on what we were looking for.
I did not want to call Sophie in fear of disappointing her after all her hard work. She took the phone call as a new challenge, we again met at her office and started at square one. Sophie was very knowledgeable in the entire Lake Arrowhead area (area traffic patterns, pleasant neighborhoods, associations and the like) once she knew what we were looking for, she knew what direction and neighborhoods to focus on. We now focused on the Lake Arrowhead area, a home with “Lake Rights.” Now with a new plan we hit the streets, but since out last adventure, something changed drastically…it had stormed. In Lake Arrowhead, a storm meant snow and a lot of it, Sophie called us and told us dress warm, layers of clothes and snow boots if you have them. The first day we went through eleven homes. Sophie recommended we “Knick name” the homes we liked because that would be easier than referring to it later by the address. The first house we looked at had a four foot to five foot berm made by the Snow Plow to clear the street. The house was vacant so the driveway was not clear of snow, nor was the stairway to the front door or the front porch (the snow was about three to four feet deep). Luckily the stairway to the front door was downward, so we slid down the packed stairway. I had brought a shovel, the snow was up to the front door knob, we shoveled the snow away to get into the house, we jokingly Knicknamed this house, “The Shovel House.” We climbed into or climbed over snow berms at all eleven houses that day except one, which was occupied and the owners had cleared the driveway and sidewalk. Sadly, no house that day sparked our interest, we felt bad telling Sophie that we had to keep looking. My wife and Sophie later admitted having to thaw out later after being out all day.
We had to let one weekend pass by because storm conditions were not conducive to searching for homes. The next weekend we were at it again, the snow depth had not changed but the storm had pasted. Driveways and side walks still had not been cleared of the snow so we found ourselves climbing over snow banks and berms again. After looking thru over forty-five homes in several trips up the mountain, some we went back for a second look, we came upon “The Yellow House.” We loved it! We put an offer in, it went back and forth before our offer was excepted. We have an amazing weekend home we love…..
The process with Sophie was painless. She had every conveyance between all parties in writing so there were no misunderstandings on anyone’s part. Sophie responded to my emails, texts and phone calls promptly and never kept us waiting with an answer. She answered our questions in detail and if she did not know the answer she located the correct resource for us and gave us the answer. She explained each step of the process before we got to a particular step so there were no surprises, she listed her expectations from us from the beginning and kept us accountable along the way. She was more than pleasant and professional through the entire process. Between my wife and I we have experienced several home purchases in our life time, Sophie Formby has been the best, without a doubt, she is a credit to her profession. Her hard work did not go unoticed, I highly recmmend her with all your real estate needs !! Thank you so much, Joe & Joanie
Sophie was great to work with and I would highly recommend her for your real estate needs. She was very knowledgeable of the local market and home pricing. Sophie always represented our best interest and worked very hard to get our house sold. She was proactive and always kept us informed on what was going on with the house, negotiations, escrow, etc. Sophie was always reachable and returned calls promptly. She always made sure the paperwork, the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement, and other documents were done correctly. Bottom line, very professional.
Sophie is amazing! I was new to Arrowhead and she has helped me in many ways. She was always available to let me in the property to take care of things and also was there to make sure business was done. I would highly recommend her.....Read Full Review
I had a good experience working with Sophie. Some communication problems with the appraiser so closed later than expected. I would not "double end" the sale again, I don't think it is possible to make both sides happy but that is just my opinion. Overall I was satisfied.
Sophie is very professional and knows everything about the ins and outs of real estate. At the same time, she is your best friend. I felt I knew her all of my life!. She is honest, and always on top of it. I have purchased 4 homes and this was absolutely the best experience.
Sophie is the best realtor we have ever worked with. She was not only professional and knowledgable but she also was VERY personable and warm. We felt we made a good friend during this entire real estate process. We looked at properties for 6 months before purchasing and every weekend she made herself available. She became an expert in what we were looking for and never wasted our time. I can't say enough about Sophie and I highly recommend her Arrowhead mountain expertise!!
P.S. We've had our home over a month and she is still checking in on us to make sure all is good!!! Even helping us with special deliveries when we weren't available! Thanks Sophie Formby ??
Sophie is the best agent we have every used! She was knowledgeable, patient, and very professional. She took excellent care of any issues that arose from our vacant home and upon closing handled anything that needed to be done. We highly, highly recommend Sophie!
Sophie was absolutely the best!!
I had used Sophie for the first time last June to sell a home of mine. Sophie not only got a buyer in just four days, she also was able negotiate a higher price that I thought possible.
Fast forward nine months… I was back in the market for another 2nd home / investment property. Sophie was more than willing to show me potential properties and also share her expertise and in-depth knowledge of these unique mountain communities.
Bottom line… with the help of Sophie….. I found my dream home and cannot be happier.
Not only was the pursuit of this home fun and adventurous with Sophie, her consistent work ethic and dedication to sealing the deal lead to an escrow that closed more than two weeks ahead of time!
I guarantee you that Sophie with always be my #1 Realtor choice when both selling and buying properties in the future.
Sophie was by far and away the best agent that always looked for the property of our dreams and she found it. She represented us extremely well, very responsive to our questions, almost immediately. Sophie spent whatever time and effort it took to help us find that special house.
We highly recommend Sophie to anyone that is looking for that same property, with an agent that puts you first and continues the relationship even after the sale!
Mark and Tori McBroom
Sophie is wonderful and fun to work with... always got back with us quickly about everything during the process...was always on top of things... the whole process went much smoother than I expected... wonderful Agent !!
We would like to recommend Sophie Formby to act as a representative for Zillow. She is confident, and efficient in the way she dealt with our sale from start to close. She listened very carefully to what we were looking for in our home in the mountains. She was tuned in at every step of the way.
The most important point for us was that when we viewed a property she would stay quiet and let us make up our own minds. She was extremely patient as we viewed so many houses. We have bought and sold many houses both in America and the UK and she represented to us one of the best Agents we have ever used.
My journey with Sophie Formby began an entire year before the closing of the home I purchased. My dream was to buy a home in the Lake Arrowhead area so I looked on line for a reputable Realtor. I was from out of state and utterly confused by the bureaucratic differences between Minnesota and California. Little did I know that in finding Sophie Formby , I would be hitting the jack pot on the first try. She never lost faith in me. Her patience with my perfectionism was infinite.
Sophy's not just a professional Realtor; she's a professional with immense heart and generosity. She chose properties that she knew would speak to my unique spirit. She expertly guided me through the entire process: endless tours, purchase agreements (yes, there were two before I settled on my dream home), inspections (yes, I demanded more than the initial ones), financing (talk about culture shock by crossing state lines!), and onward through closing. She even encouraged my son's involvement to help put my mind at ease with the challenges of purchasing from out of state.
Thank you, Sophie for helping me make this dream come true. Without your sense of humor and infinite patience this would never have materialized!
Mary Jo from Minnesota
After looking at many homes and not finding anything that moved me , I met Sophie! She showed me an older home that was just adorable. I loved it and Sophie knew it. This deal was not without hurdles. But Sophie faced them and remedied them. Sophie was wonderful!!! The deal would not have happened if it wasn't for her vast knowledge and hard work. She got me the home of my dreams!
WOW! Sophie is extremely versed in all the areas of real estate transactions. We were impressed with her weekly + follow-ups, keeping us informed on showing, comments, local market and outlining steps to keep the listing new. I have recommend her to all my friends. We sold in less than a month and got what we expected.
Great experience with Sophie and she really fought for me through some tough negotiations and some issues with closing. Really knew the area and went the extra mile. Highly recommended.
After contacting a few listing agents who did not respond to me AT ALL, then talking to a live person who's first question to me was - how serious are you in buying a property (um, really????), we just happened upon Sophie as she was the listing agent for a property we wanted to see. Sophie was very responsive and friendly. We met the next day to look at a few properties, then the following Saturday. Soph took us by a property that we initially had no interest in whatsoever as it was smaller than what we were looking for. Long story short, we bought it and are immensely happy with our decision.
I am so happy that we decided to contact Sophie when we began looking for a home in the Lake Arrowhead area. She spent 2 days showing my husband houses and answering all of his questions about the community. In the end, we found the perfect house for us!
Sophie also continued to answer our questions after the buying process was finished.
She was fantastic and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in this area.
Sophie is the best realtor I have ever dealt with. She knows Arrowhead inside out, she knows how to get things done and she always has a smile on her face! Our sale was a very difficult, very long process with a million obstacles along the way. Sophie worked alongside us the whole way and dealt with it all in a very professional and cheerful way. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
I listed my house with Sophie in May and it was quickly sold. Through the process of negotiating the price until final closure, her expertise and precise follow-through were not only very professional but immensely helpful to me. I wouldn't consider allowing anyone else to sell my home -- she is the best!
Sophie represented our needs and interests very well throughout the whole process of searching and eventually buying a home. Her willingness and patience in showing us every house we wanted to look at was exceptional. Her insight into the local market was also very valuable. It also helps that she is a nice person and we enjoyed working with her.
Sophie was not only an awesome realtor throughout the process of buying our home, but she continued to help us out as a local friend after we closed escrow. We would recommend her without hesitation!
LOVE , LOVE, LOVE SOPHIE! Friendly, fun, exceptional work ethic + really listened to what we wanted and showed us appropriate houses. We will use her again and again!!! The Tompkins Family
Sophie Formby has been very helpful in showing us local properties. She responds to our request in a timely manner. The information she provides is accurate and up to date. She seems to be both friendly and approachable and yet very professional at the same time. We trust the information that she is giving us and we believe that she is a great representative for the company. We have already reccommended her to many friends and family members. We have also heard from others that she makes the whole process of buying a property run very smoothly so we feel in safe hands.
In December of last year my wife and I decided to investigate getting a mountain/lake house in or around Lake Arrrowhead, but we didn't know much about the area. I found Sophie by searching the internet and we hit the jackpot. She was quick to respond and over the next few weeks she took us by the hand and helped us learn everything we needed to know to make a solid purchase decision. She was patient, knowledgeable and fun and worked hard on our behalf to not only help us find the right house, but to ensure we got a fair deal. I would recommend Sophie to any friend who was looking to buy a home in the area.
The best agent we have ever met. She was very helpful in every way and thoroughly professional. She knows the area extremely well and showed us a range of properties in various locations. We found a great home in an ideal location. She helped with every aspect of the purchase and explained everything in detail and made sure all facts were known , good or bad. This was a short sale and it would not have happened without her. She overcame several problems we encountered with the bank and did it profrssionally. We recommend her highly and she made the buying experience a great pleasure.
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She was patient and so helpful in our quest to find the best property. Our family enjoyed many hours of her time. Very nice to work with her!
My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better agent to help us find our little piece of the mountain than Sophie. I have dealt with many realtors, personally and professionally, and few come close to providing the level of service that Sophie provided to us. From her knowledge of the mountain and its neighborhoods, to specific information about homes that might interest us, to the names of people that could help us after the move, Sophie was magnificent and exceeded, by leaps and bounds, what we expected. Sophie was always courteous and prompt in addressing any questions or concerns we had [and my wife had many :)], and always with a smile on her face. We truly believe that if it was not for Sophie, we would not have found the home that we bought and love. If you want one of the best agents that the mountain has to offer, look no further....give Sophie a call; you will not be disappointed.
Sophie has the patience of a saint. It took us quite a while to buy a home in the mountains and Sophie was with us all the way. When we finally made up our minds to move to the mountains full time, instead of part-time, Sophie helped us to find, and successfully complete our transaction on, the home of our dreams.
Sophie showed us the city and offered us the information we needed to buy the perfect home. She's responsive and really easy to talk to.
As for the mountain community, she knows it like the back of her hand. Which was very helpful to us.
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