Mimi is "crackerjack" good, the best. She also has a great backup with Holly and Tammy. Their teamwork made my dream work.

Norm Sauer, Granite Bay, CA

Mimi was spot on with the estimated sale price. We appreciated the fact that she didn't try to overprice the home but priced the home to sell...her marketing, photography and attention to details really sets her apart from other agents.

Cyndi Bonetti, Fay Rd.

We recently finalized our land sale in Nevada City under the expertise and guidance of Mimi Simmons. She is not only extremely knowledgeable as a real estate agent, but her deep roots in the area was invaluable to us since we live quite a distance away. We felt supported by her and her team, particularly her associate broker Tammy Andreozzi, from the first phone call through the closing on the sale. Mim and her team more than exceeded our expectations!

Marilyn Clark, Pleasanton

To whom it may concern:

It is with great enthusiasm that we write this letter of recommendation for Mimi Simmons and her entire team. A team of enthusiastic, personable efficient professionals that together makes an unbeatable Real Estate team in this ever changing market.

We first contacted Mimi to begin the process of researching selling our home in late spring 2011. She met with us promptly and presented us with a professional market analysis of our home. At our first meeting a list was made, our very own "Mimi List", with recommended improvements or fixes that we should complete to improve the marketability of our home. The list was made on the spot but, we felt as though it was extremely thorough. In addition, we were offered a list of reputable service providers in our area that we could use to complete the list. Needless to say we quickly listed our home with her team.

During the time that our home was on the market we received weekly, if not more frequent, updates on showings, market competition and feedback from other realtors. Mimi and her team were always quick to return phone calls or emails with information requested. A price adjustment was made on our home and was backed up with an updated corresponding market analysis.

Within two short months our home was under contact for purchase. We proceeded into this portion of that path nervous as most would be. Our calls with her office increased to step us through the procedures.

Each and every time we felt overwhelmed at all a member of the team would step in to help above and beyond the normal. Upon close of escrow Mimi joined us to review final closing papers to assure that the entire course was on of ease and understanding.

Our family went into the path of selling our family home unsure of how it would proceed. Mimi and her entire team made us feel as though we were all in this place together and that they were always there to guide us. It is with great pleasure that we recommend Mimi Simmons and her team for your next real estate transaction.

Stephen Tilly and Theresa


I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you again for our working relationship in 2011. You put me in my first home and I could not be happier. As I have said before, I truly do not believe I would be in the home I am in today if it were not for your expertise and "bulldog" mentality. You got things done for me when everyone else thought it was impossible. All of the unforeseen obstacles were addressed and overcome by you and your amazing team quicker that I could have ever imagined. Furthermore, you got me the home for $31,000 less than the asking price when the other two homes in the development paid full price. Unreal girlfriend! Both of me neighbors still have no idea how our offer was accepted when they came to the table with just as much cash as I did. All the credit goes to you and I will forever be thankful. The letter you wrote to the builder describing who I am as a person and my goals in life was a wonderful touch. It not only got my point across but also provides me with personal motivation in both my personal and professional life. Being in the Moving and Storage industry I have to be careful not to step on any other realtor's toes as we rely on them equally as we do on you for business referrals; however I will never hesitate to tell a person what you have done for me and my life. I encourage you to have any clients in the future call me if you need a personal referral from an appreciative past client (especially if they are thinking about building a house in my development... I need more neighbors, man!). You are the best.

Matthew Sowell

This is an appreciation letter to Mimi Simmons, and her most dedicated associates, JoDanna Bishop, Tammy Andreozzi and Holli Navo, for helping me in one of the most challenging experience in my life. The short sale was on the market from February 28th to October 15th when escrow finally closed. I certainly learned that it takes much experience, patience, hard work and long hours to make a transaction happen. I am so grateful for choosing Mimi Simmons and her people to get me through this hard time.

Thank You Again.

Beverly Carlson

To whom it may concern:

I just want to express my appreciation for Mimi Simmons and her staff at Cornerstone/ERA Realty for this compassionate and professional services. In a low market they willingly undertook the sale of my mobile home, knowing it would bring them little, if any, profit. They treated me as well as they would have a million dollar sale, walking me through all the complications with care, knowledge, and integrity.

I highly recommend Mimi and her crew. They are all and more that a realty service should be.

Darlene Saunders

Dear Mimi,

After a couple of decades in my dream home the very thought of "downsizing" was daunting. But it needed to be done. I am very grateful for you professionalism, the staging input, pricing advice and marketing expertise that sold my home quickly and to the right buyer. Even more Mimi, I thank you for finding my new place that fits my needs completely and is darling! You and your staff made this "life event" easier than expected.

Thanks again.

Best Wishes for 2012,
Pamela Comstock

If you are seeking a real estate agent, Mimi Simmons and her staff are the ones to hire. We discovered Mimi through recommendations of two good friends when we needed to sell my parent's family home and we feel extremely blessed that we followed their suggestion.

Mimi is a bundle of energy and joy who operates her business at a level of excellence with professional ethics that are amazing, something that is very hard to find in today's world. She listens intently to your needs and desires and works with you to satisfy those needs. She shares her suggestions and professional knowledge to educate you in making wise decisions in the process of the sale. She is savvy, personable and knows her market inside and out.

Mimi's staff is a delight to work with as well. Selling and buying homes can be a stressful ordeal; and their efficiency and always cheerful attitude derailed many issue to provide a very smooth real estate experience.

Mimi's combination of knowledge, experience and intuition provided us with the best real estate experience we have ever had. She had become our family broker and we recommend her to everyone seeking a competent, trustworthy agent.

Barb and Doug Heim

Hi Mimi,

Pat and I have settled into our home in Auburn. Hard to imagine it has been over a year since we last worked with you. We send our very best wishes to you and your team.

We have worked with Many realtors in our lifetimes. We have bought several houses and sold many over a span of almost 50 years. Pat and I want to express our most sincere thanks to you and your great team.

You have been the very best of all companies we have worked with!

Your service, your expertise, and your support were there for us whenever needed. We were sad to sell our home in Grass Valley, however thanks to you we got it done. I am convinced it would not have happened during such a difficult economy and spiraling home values without you. We feel very blessed and grateful to have met you.

It was difficult for us during that time. I must tell you however it has turned out to be a great thing for us. My work has gotten better, health is doing great, and we are almost finished completely remodeling our home in Auburn. We actually like the smaller space and less responsibility.

PS: We were able to follow our dreams. We hope to see you again on board our new second home one day.

Jack and Pat Smithart

Dear Mimi & Team,

This letter comes to you expressing my gratitude for the wonderful experience I had with you and your team representing me in the sale of my home in March, 2011.

Like many others in our real estate market today my home was worth much less than it had been in previous years, and unfortunately for the bank, it was worth much less than the liens I had against the property.

My anxiety level stemming from no longer being able to hold onto my home was extreme, but you and your staff so professionally supported and guided me throughout the entire process.

Because you priced my home at such a fair market value for what was happening in the market at the time, my home sold rather quickly just awaiting short sale approval from my lenders. For each level of every phase throughout the listing process and all the way through the escrow to closing, your team kept me always informed, and you were there with me when I signed off on those final closing papers.

Thank you for that!!!

I would highly recommend you to represent anyone who is considering seeking advice in marketing their property for sale or seeking to purchase a new property. Your service was stellar and your staff professional, detail oriented, and compassionate.

You are an inspiration Mimi and I am grateful. Wishing you and your team the most success in this New Year.

Sincere gratitude,
Gina K. Bennett

You are simply the best. You represented both sides of a transaction fairly and professionally, including a difficult seller and an even more difficult buyer (My wife and me). You have the experience, knowledge, grasp of essentials, and the energy and passion for the business is truly rare. I would say, without reservation, to anyone considering buying or selling a home in the Nevada City area (maybe in all of Northern California?), “just use Mimi.” Thanks for your great work.

Gary Grant

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