Happy Client Stories

I would prescribe Emily

I would recommend, even prescribe Emily without hesitation for this one compelling reason: there have been multiple times that she has given advice and counsel that would benefit us but would make her life more difficult or less profitable. It is in those situations that realtors and agents are really tested, and she has always taken the unpaved road for us. Now apart from that she is an absolute joy to work with, but you probably already know that.

Fortunate to work with Emily to sell our home.

We were fortunate enough to have gotten Emily as our listing agent. She quickly, yet thoroughly assessed the realistic value of our home that we loved very much. She was very sensitive to our feelings about the home as we had put so much of ourselves into it to make it "a comfortable home". She worked with us always on a friendly but professional level. She marketed the home in a very effective manner. So well, the home sold in 1 day at our listed price.

While selling a home can be very stressful and challenging, Emily's assistance, made the process less demanding. I would readily recommend Emily to list anyone's home.

Bob and Mary

A long escrow with the best results!

Emily Menesini was an amazing asset in our search for the perfect home! Emily listened to our needs and concerns, and used her resources to select great properties for us to view. She worked with our budget to find properties that met our lifestyle needs and wish list. Emily was great, she made the property search process so easy, because she was able to eliminate the properties that weren't going to work for us right off the bat. Once we found our dream home, Emily was very thorough and supportive in assisting us with making an offer, counter offers, and the entire process end to end. As a first time home buyer, I was very unsure and nervous going into this process, but Emily continuously put my mind at ease and assured me that everything was going smoothly. Although the short sale we purchased was stressful, and took around 4 months to close, Emily was there for us every step of the way. I truly felt as though I was just shopping with a friend. I have recommended Emily's services to several of my friends and family, I had such a great experience.

Thanks! Kelsey and Ken

One Destination

An old Latin phrase, "Una destinatio, viae diversae" teaches us that there are many paths in a journey but only one destination. When beginning our search for our new home we never could have anticipated the many turns that took us off our original course, but Emily always kept us moving towards our ultimate goal, finding us the right home.
Faced with an unpredictable housing market, Emily was our navigator, always encouraging, intuitive and diligent in her search every step of the way. Emily was also especially flexible when it came to our schedules since we were rarely available during regular hours. It seemed like an impossible task to find a home that met our lengthy list of needs and wants, but Emily tackled the challenge head on.
When it came to submitting offers, no question went unanswered, every document was explained and all the anxieties that accompany the final home buying process were put at ease. When it finally came time to receive our keys, she made us feel like we were already home, taking our photo and supplying us with a few new-home goodies. By this time Emily had already exceeded our expectations in our home search and her final kind gestures simply blew us away. We can't imagine being at this chapter in our lives without Emily's guidance as an experienced real estate agent and ultimately as a friend. Thank you Emily!
Michele and Paul

Bought in Concord, CA

My wife and I strongly recommend Emily Menesini to anyone looking for an honest, reliable, and hard working realtor. She understood what we were looking for, and never tried to get us to purchase a home above our price range. We always felt she had our best interests in mind.. She didn’t give up looking for us when we rejected a number of places, and was kind and supportive.

After locating the perfect home for us, she even had her husband obtain and install a new garage door opener at no charge. We would definitely call her again if we needed to relocate. Emily’s help made the process of finding a new home and taking care of all the paperwork and inspections made the move stress free for us..

Clyde and Dorothy

See you at the lake!

Emily Menesini helped my wife and I purchase a waterfront vacation home. During this time, the banks were dealing with foreclosures on a daily basis so finding a lender to fund a second home was more than a challenge. Not only did Emily put us in contact with such a company, but she looked out for our interests which made the transaction all the easier.

There is no doubt in my mind that when I need real estate representation in the future, she will be my first call.

Thanks Emily!
Lester and Nicole

Bank owned dream home!

In April 2010 we found the home of our dreams. The home was bank owned which took us through nerve wracking twists and turns. Emily was our Realtor for both the purchase of the bank owned home and the sale of our home. Being that we were purchasing a bank owned home the timing of the sale of our home was of the essence. Emily was successful in the sale of our home while at the same time coordinating the purchase of the bank owned home. There were moments we were fearful whether it would all work but Emily stayed positive and helped us to remain calm through each step of the way. Emily brought us buyers for our home that perfectly fit our timing and at the best competitive price. Emily was also successful in persuading the bank to make some improvements to the bank owned property even after we were let to believe that "bank owned" is "as is". I would recommend Emily Menesini to anyone. She is thorough, "market smart" and on your side from the beginning to the end.

Robert & Paula

Out of town buyers

My husband and I were wanting to move from the Bay Area to Grass Valley and needed a realtor who would be available to show us homes when we were in town and who we could depend on to oversee things when we couldn't ourselves because of the distance. Emily was referred to us by our lender. Emily was wonderful to work with! She was very flexible and worked around our schedule, even postponing a family vacation to be available for us! In my experience, not many realtors would be so accommodating. It became clear after our first meeting that she was also very knowledgeable in all things related to real estate in the Nevada County area. She brought our attention to areas of concern regarding some of the homes we looked at that we would have never noticed or thought of ourselves. We felt she had our best interest at heart throughout the entire home buying process and she worked hard to try to alleviate the stress that inevitably accompanies the selling and buying of real estate. We completely trust her and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in this area.

Eric and Amber

From Vallejo to Grass Valley!

I was moving to a new area from out of town and Emily was great to work with. She helped make the whole process go easily and smoothly. She went above and beyond of what I expected. She knew exactly what I was looking for and found the perfect house. Emily is very knowledgeable of the area, the market and everything related to purchasing a home. She also brought to my attention things I would have never thought about. Even after I got moved in, she made sure that I got settled in and checked to see if I needed anything. After moving from another area, she made sure that I had all the information needed to get settled in and had great recommendations for services, shops and stores. I would definitely recommend Emily to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home.

Thanks for everything Emily,

Bill Wages

Quick Keys!

Dear Emily,

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for helping me find the perfect house for Tony and I. I am so lucky that you were the one who responded to my inquiry, because, my dear, you are one in a million. I have worked with several real estate agents over the years, and while the job or selling or buying a home usually got done, it was far from pleasant in most instances. Working with you was more like shopping for a house with a trusted friend who just happened to have a real estate license! I am so grateful that you were willing to give me your honest opinion on the houses we looked at. Sure, I can make up my own mind, but it was invaluable to hear what someone else had to say, especially someone who lives in the area and understands the unique challenges of buying real estate in the Sierra foothills.

I also wanted to comment on the less exciting part of buying a home…the paperwork! Thank you for making the tedious job of getting through the mountain of forms as easy as possible. I know that I made it a bit difficult with the short escrow request, but you worked with my loan officer, the folks at the escrow office, and the seller’s agent like a champ, and from start to finish, I had the keys to our new home in 23 days!

In other words, Emily, you were my partner throughout the entire process, and I never second-guessed as to whether you had my best interests at heart. That kind of business relationship does not happen very often, but when it does, it is a cause for celebration. So thank you, thank you, thank you. I do love my house, and so I may not need your services again for quite some time, but I wouldn’t dream of hiring anyone else to help me buy or sell property. If you ever need a reference, please feel free to send prospective customers my way. I would recommend you in a heart beat, and be confident in the knowledge that they will be in the best hands possible.

Happy New Year & All the Best,


Feels Like Family

After selling our bay area house in March, we met Emily Menesini to find our new home in the Gold Country. Never in our wildest dreams, could we have imagined the next 4 month ordeal that transpired and through it all Emily was our rock. In our initial meeting, Emily had found us the home of our dreams!!! We thought everything was set in stone until we found a Permit issue notice on the front gate. This is where Emily stepped in and began the process of personally finding out the truth for us as we sat in our home a hundred miles away. She diligently found out that the guest house was on the neighbor’s property, the renovations were all done without permits and numerous other issues existed.

Emily, though calm and pleasant in her professional manner with us, she became our pit bull advocate in dealing with all of these issues !!! She spent countless hours sorting this out with the county’s permit individual in an attempting to salvage the purchase but after it was all said and done, she recommended that we back out of the deal and Not buy our dream house .. We soon found out later, that it was in fact a nightmare awaiting us, if we had have moved forward !! She saved us, Thanks Emily !!!

After that process, she diligently sent us new listings and we would go up every weekend to Grass Valley, Nevada City, Browns Valley, Foresthill and all the areas in between, and she patiently showed us house after house… We really appreciated her expertise, knowledge and her enthusiasm!! She was always one step ahead of us, in taking care of the details, and I felt like I didn't have to worry about the what if's or did I miss something. She really had our interest in mind and took care of us. She knew exactly what we were looking for and would even preview houses for us to determine if we would make the 2 hour journey up the hill...

We found our dream house and would like to personally thank Emily for her professionalism, patience, fortitude and, through it all, truly making us feel like family !!! We highly recommend Emily to everyone that needs her for their next real estate transaction, you will see what we are talking about when you work with her!!

Doug and Michelle

Emily Listens.

I would highly recommend Emily if you are considering buying or selling your home or property. Emily puts you and your families priorities first and foremost, above all she listened to what our ideas for our future are and gave us the tools to sell our home so we are able to start the process of moving forward. Emily made navigating the sell of our home easier than I ever imagined possible, all the fear of not knowing what to expect was eased with her gentle guidance. Her passion of helping your family reach a higher potential, leading you to a path of finding your forever home is invigorating. She carries herself with strength, confidence and professionalism. Her spunk and tenacity and fun loving nature is contagious. She is always available and ready to tackle the next hurdle with you to ensure you get the best value for your home no matter what the circumstances may be behind the reason you are selling. She has the grace to handle difficult situations in a calm professional manner, which in turn calms your stresses during the process. I went through several moments questioning whether or not we where making the right decisions along the unknown road I had never walked down before answering questions quickly, Emily was right there beside us the whole time, answering questions and guiding us on what comes next, what to expect she made sure we were okay. I could never imagine working with anyone other than her for the purchase or sell of a home.


Jen & Dan