• Single Family Homes
• Investment Properties
• Trust, Probate & Estate
• Condos & Townhomes
"Top notch realtor! Working with Sabena was one of the best decisions we made when it came to selling our home and buying a new one. Were immediately impressed with her professionalism, knowledge of the area, and welcoming demeanor. She was incredibly easy to get in touch with. Always prompt, thorough, and comforting throughout. In the end, we ended up selling our home for $56k over ask! Beyond our expectations. And we found a beautiful new home which Sabena helped us thoroughly inspect, analyze, and negotiate before ultimately purchasing. We couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. Most importantly, we never felt pressured by Sabena to keep moving forward or make a certain decision during the process. It was very clear that Sabena only wanted what was best for us and what we felt the most comfortable with moving forward. It was really great to be taken care of in that way during such a stressful time. We HIGHLY recommend Sabena to anyone buying or selling a home! She is an absolute professional. Hands down. We will definitely work with her again in the future!" - Clay
"Sabena was absolutely amazing to work with. She's deeply knowledgeable about the market and process, keeping firm command over all the variables during the whirlwind that is home buying. It was a marvel to watch - nothing gets past her, and it all appears effortless. As well, she's a shrewd negotiator, expertly navigating each phase with judgment that gave us total confidence in her and the deal we were getting. With so many opportunities for things to go sideways when buying a house, she kept everything on track and clicking along smoothly. She's got great taste and instincts, and a large network of vendors to get your new purchase in top shape before you move in. And on top of all that, she's a super cool person! Very grateful she was in our corner for our first home purchase." - Bucky
"I am at a loss for words on Sabena Sarma's excellence as a real estate broker. She managed both a sale and a purchase for me and both were managed in an absolutely exquisite manner at a uniquely stressful time of my life. She is a deal maker extraordinaire, but she is also that rarest of things - a realist. And because of that, I am confident I was able to garner the best deal possible for my property and for my purchase and never felt blindsided. What is also so notable is that she can simultaneously negotiate the zone between being a deal maker and a diplomat. She has the difficult conversations but does so in a manner that is circumspect. Her follow through is IMPECCABLE - and she always kept things moving on all fronts and ensured I made all deadlines. She is also thorough, and reminded me of the kinds of inspections that sometimes people minimize, but can be so important. Finally, whereas most real estate agents only care about closing a sale - she took so much time to ensure I ended up in the RIGHT home for me, even when that prolonged the process for many more months. She understood mine and my family's needs and didn't let me get distracted from what mattered with regard to safety, structural integrity, long term investment, but ultimately honored my gut instincts. In that way, Sabena is a master teacher not just about buying a home but also in lending and even renovation. She has a varied wheelhouse and is a treasure trove of information, honesty, and is the type of real estate agent you will work with for a lifetime. I would never purchase or sell a home with anyone else " - Ramani.
A Southern California native, Sabena received her MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Economics from UCSD. Sabena began her professional life leading sales teams for Fortune 500 companies and for a series of startups in the Silicon Valley before launching her real estate career. A top producing agent for 15+ years, Sabena owned and operated her own real estate brokerage prior to joining Compass. She is active in the community, having co-chaired several events for local schools. She was also a founding board member for TEDx Pasadena Women and is active in National Charity League. Sabena’s attention to detail, innate negotiating abilities, experience and interpersonal skills have resulted in years of repeat and referral business. Sabena is a devoted mother of two, an avid runner, occasional yogini, and perpetual foodie.