Monique Garza

Monique Garza

REALTOR® | DRE #02032211

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Monique Garza. We are first time homebuyers with very little knowledge about how to find the right place. We met with a couple realtors before Monique, but after meeting Monique , we knew she was the one that was going to find our perfect home. She has been very honest,genuine, and patient throughout this whole process. We never felt forced to make an offer. And when we thought we found the right one that led to bidding wars, she was always there to have our back and inform us every step of the way. She walked us through all her suggestions and trials from the past, and assisted with the best decisions going forward for us. She even wrote suggestion letters for us to the sellers why we thought they should choose us. Her compassion, dedication, and time we will forever be grateful for. We couldn't thank her enough for finding our perfect home. Our friends and family that will be looking to buy or sell their homes, we have already referred to her." - Rosie S

★★★★★
"I wish there was a 10 star option, because that is what Monique deserves! We had gone through a long search process already before connecting with Monique, we were feeling deflated and unconfident that we would get a house in such a tough market and based on our journey already but she said NO WE ARE GETTING YOU A HOUSE! & she did just that! Not only found us our home, she filled us with knowledge along the way, being first time home buyers we were nervous and scared (this is only the biggest decision of your life) but she explained everything in detail, detail we could understand, showed patience (so much patience) and took time to build a trust. She took the leg work out of everything for us, showings (video recording when we couldn't make it), finding a lender (that was a good match for us), inspector, plumber, cleaning lady (she was awesome too by the way), carpet cleaner, you name it! She really guided us through the process in a way that made us feel comfortable and confident about our decision and I can't thank her enough for that!" - Vivian D, Grover Beach

★★★★★
"Monique was very professional, attentive to our needs and explained every step of the process. We had a probate sale which naturally was more difficult, but she handled every step well and efficient. I highly recommend her if your looking to buy or sell." - Korena S, San Luis Obispo

★★★★★
"Monique is awesome! We have done countless inspections and pest work for her and her clients! She's very knowledgeable and makes sure her clients are very well informed with the pest/termite process! She responds at all times of the day, clear communication and coordination with us on jobs/work being done, punctual and organized! If you're looking for a realtor that goes above and beyond to find you the home of your dreams and very knowledgeable look no further!" - Justin D

★★★★★
"In searching for a realtor to assist us in a possible relocation to the 5 cities area, we contacted Monique after reading her previous YELP reviews. She responded quickly and was anxious to assist us in our search. She set up an MLS to our specifications to review houses prior to our arrival and responded to all communications. She then scheduled an afternoon for us to view the homes we were interested in seeing while we were in the area. At this time we've decided not to make the move and upon informing Monique of our decision, she's assured us that she'll be there when we need her. We greatly appreciated her professionalism and friendliness!" - Connie G, Cypress CA

★★★★★
"Monique was great to work with. I would definitely have her assist me to purchase a property again. I'm moving from Oregon to California to be closer to family and friends. We found a property in Atascadero that has an ADU. It definitely needs work but she was aware that I could see the potential in the property. During the purchasing process I wanted to do additional inspections on the plumbing, gas lines and electrical lines. I could not be there during this time due to still living in Oregon. Monique went out and provided my list of questions to the plumber and electrician and stayed there for the inspections to be completed. Monique was professional and very responsive to all of my questions regarding the property and purchasing process. She is a realtor that really works for you." - Alejandra, Atascadero

★★★★★
"Short version: My family of 3 moved to a home we love in SLO county. It's our first house and we were feeling desperate when searching. Monique helped us avoid settling on homes that wouldn't be a good fit. Throughout the whole process she put our wants/desires ahead of her own interests in ways that were surprising AND comforting. Despite some hiccups along the way, we LOVE our new home and are grateful for Monique's character and professionalism throughout the process. *** Long version: We lived in the Bay Area and were tired of the grind of traffic, rude people, crime, and the insanity of housing prices. I found Monique on Yelp and tried to vet her through the few reviews that were online. I contacted another realtor as well but didn't feel he was a good fit from our brief interaction. I talked with Monique on the phone and she seemed promising... We took a trip down to the area and spent two days around SLO and south SLO county. She explained the different areas and told us to use the trip as a way to get a sense of what's available and what we like/dislike. As we were still not sure what we needed/wanted to raise our little baby/toddler, her insights were helpful (she's an experienced mom). At some houses we would walk in and she would shake her head and say, "No. Not right for you. You can do better." Having no experience buying a home or raising a family, I asked, "What about this house feels wrong?" She would explain layout issues, deferred maintenance, and other things that would require work. She knew we had a baby and wanted move-in ready. So she was good about telling us which ones were probably not a good idea and explaining the reasons. Almost a year passed before we came back. In that time we had decided to try moving to another town in CA. We told Monique our search was on hold, and she was gracious and wished us luck. The other city got STUPID expensive with nothing but rundown / ugly houses available....AND then the COVID lockdowns happened. When work from home became a real option for the long run, we decided to give SLO another try and contacted Monique again. She gave us the beta on the current market realities and started finding potential houses. We took a trip down, identified multiple options (so much time on Redfin...), and we toured around some new construction and pre-owned homes... We were shocked to actually find one home (and only one!) that we loved. I hate when my life and my words turn into a cliche, but walking into the home was the exact cliche that you read about - we knew this was "the one." Due to the market conditions, I don't think we got the "best" deal we could've gotten - and that's very much due to my own eagerness to get the deal done. I will say, though, that we had worked with realtors in the Bay Area, and we had one who actively encouraged terrible bidding strategies on crappy homes for us. Monique did not. And she did not ever push to be aggressive on our offer. She was actually more conservative about the pricing than I was. The whole home-buying process was a mess of paperwork and Monique was available to talk us through it all. I was a stress case and was constantly asking where our "outs" were. Would we be able to cancel the deal at this point? What about now? I always wanted to know how locked in we were and was constantly worried we were somehow making a HUGE mistake. Monique communicated clearly about each contingency and never pressured us to do anything. She gently reminded me of how we felt when we were physically at the house, and she also made clear that backing out at any point was not a problem because she only wanted us to to feel GREAT about our new home. There was one major issue in which Monique truly stepped up to make things right. Some work done by someone she'd referred was not up to expectations. She immediately let me know that she would make it right - whatever the cost. She would make sure I got my money back, even if it meant she ate the cost. And she would make sure any extra costs necessary would be covered too. She took ownership of the issue and was apologetic about the entire thing. I was VERY surprised by that kind of response. It would have been VERY easy for Monique to simply assign the blame to the referral. I frankly expected that to be the response. But she showed a high level of care and character, and that alone calmed my nerves during that stressful period. In the end, the issue was handled without anyone taking any big hits. :-) Despite multiple freakouts and a short period of massive buyers remorse, when we moved into our home, I cried tears of disbelief and joy. The location, layout, light, and overall condition have been a better fit than I imagined. I've been so grateful that Monique handled my stress calmly and without any slimy salesperson pressure. She was calm and reassuring when needed, and that made it possible for us to live in a home that we love in a place that we are loving!" - M.H. , Arroyo Grande

★★★★★
"I have worked with Monique in the real estate industry for many years and can attest to the fact that she is incredibly knowledgeable and has the highest of ethics! I would recommend everyone to contact her when they are ready to buy or sell a home." - Landon S, San Luis Obispo

★★★★★
"You may not find another realtor like Monique! She was very attentive to our wants and needs when we were looking to purchase our first house. She was very informed with all of the properties we requested to see. She was very professional, answered our questions in a prompt and timely manner and explained everything in terms we could understand. I would highly recommend Monique to anybody that is looking to buy a home. She made the process a lot less stressful in what was a very important decision." - Jose B, Templeton

★★★★★
"Monique did an incredible job helping navigate us in selling our first home. She was fast in replying to calls and emails, which was so important! Thank you Monique for making this process easy!" - Christy G, Grover Beach

★★★★★
"Monique helped us turn our dream into a reality! As first time home buyers the process was completely new to us but she was able to answer any questions we had and was easily accessible. She was patient with showing us homes until we found the perfect one and when we did, she wrote an attractive offer that went to the top of the sellers list. I definitely recommend her if you're looking to buy a home!" - Karina S, Nipomo

★★★★★
"I was moving from out of state and chose Monique to help me find a home on the central coast based on her online reviews. With her help, I found a house quickly. She is very professional and knowledgeable but most of all she is a wonderful person who really cares about her clients. She goes above and beyond and i cannot thank her enough. I highly recommend Monique." - Angie M, Arroyo Grande

★★★★★
"Monique quickly and efficiently returned calls and put together home viewing days so I could find the right home. Her responsiveness was fantastic. During the offer process, she communicated quickly, explained our options and helped us get to the right offer. In escrow, she ensured paperwork was complete, inspections were scheduled and executed in a timely manner. Finally, at close she helped me scheduled all of the start up activities with the appropriate people in her contact list to make move in easy." - Ben S, Fremont CA

★★★★★
"Monique has sold two home for me and has done a great job. She is very diligent and thorough through the process. Highly recommended" - Rich C

★★★★★
"This review is hard earned! I'm a first time buyer and was very nervous about purchasing my first home. I found Monique because of her excellent rating on yelp & google. Monique didn't disappoint, she was super organized, always on time, and explanatory with every step. Not to mention her patience with me and my million questions at all hours of night, day & morning. Coming from out of town, knowing I was in limited time- Monique created an itinerary for us to visit homes & open houses that I selected. She even threw in a couple she thought I'd be interested in. I was super impressed with her organization, her knowledge & skill in negotiating my purchase price, helping me expect realistic goals, and talking me down from an anxiety cliff during escrow, inspection & appraisal. I felt like I had a friend in Monique, she made me feel comfortable & confident in my decision making. She is enthusiastic but also calm, if you're looking to buy or sell a home in SLO area, Monique should be your agent! Thank you Monique, you're truly one of a kind." - Marcella J, Morro Bay

★★★★★
"She the best in what she does she so professional she made the process so easy she kept me informed in everything you won't be disappointed" - Andrea T, Lake View Terrace CA

★★★★★
"Monique is amazing! I've had the pleasure of working with Monique through multiple transactions... she really stands out as a realtor. She dedicates long hours to her clients and guides them throughout the home buying process. I have nothing but 5 stars for Monique!" - Anna B, Pismo Beach

★★★★★
"Monique is hands down one of the best agents in SLO County. Buying and selling a home can be a challenging experience but she made the entire process smooth and virtually stress free. She is very responsive and knows the local market. I would (and have already) highly recommend Monique to any of my family and friends. If you're looking at a highly professional go getter for any of your real estate needs, I'd give her a call right away!" - Ashlee A, Pismo Beach

★★★★★
"She was very dedicated in helping my family find the right home. When I started getting frustrated she kept me calm and positive to find the right home for my family. Thank you for your dedication" - Michelle G, Grover Beach

★★★★★
" Monique was friendly, personable, and very helpful when it come to real estate. She was able to recommend appraisers when everyone else was backlogged and more expensive." - Cathy L, Santa Maria

★★★★★
"We are grateful for Monique's character and professionalism throughout the process. My family of 3 moved to a home we love in SLO county. It's our first house and we were feeling desperate when searching. Monique helped us avoid settling on homes that wouldn't be a good fit. Throughout the whole process she put our wants/desires ahead of her own interests in ways that were surprising AND comforting. Despite some hiccups along the way, we LOVE our new home and are grateful for Monique's character and professionalism throughout the process." - Matt

★★★★★
"This Lady is the Most Professional Agent I've met throughout our search... we met her 3 months Ago and immediately knew she understood our needs and the type of home we wanted.. a couple days and we were searching homes Finally In Escrow with a home we Loved!! Throughout the Entire process she kept in contact with us and was available for all my stupid questions AND made me feel Important as the Entire team worked hard during escrow and We even closed earlier than expected .. This is your Lady !!! You will not be disappointed by choosing her as your Agent .. 5 STARS PLUS!!" - Joanne

★★★★★
"It was great to work with someone who always had a great attitude. She was completely accessible and gave feedback and updates throughout the whole process. I'm glad we chose her because now my family owns a house!" - Steve R, San Francisco

★★★★★
" This Lady is the Most Professional Agent I've met throughout our search... we met her 3 months Ago and immediately knew she understood our needs and the type of home we wanted.. a couple days and we were searching homes Finally In Escrow with a home we Loved!! Throughout the Entire process she kept in contact with us and was available for all my stupid questions AND made me feel Important as the Entire team worked hard during escrow and We even closed earlier than expected .. This is your Lady !!! You will not be disappointed by choosing her as your Agent .. 5 STARS PLUS!!" - Joanne W, Grover Beach

★★★★★
" Monique is a very professional realtor who will go above and beyond to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase/sale of home. I highly recommend her!" - Jose B, Oceano

★★★★★
" Just recently purchased a home thanks to Monique. She is the best of the best and I couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Monique is very professional, personable, knowledgeable, responsive, and overall an amazing person. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home. Give her a call, you will not regret it!" - Inez Z, Oceano

★★★★★
" Monique was great to work with during the sale of my home. Prompt, responsive, knowledgeable, courteous and professional at all times." - Alysia C, Oceano

★★★★★
" During this tough market we had a lot of up and down, but no matter what, Monique was there every step of the way and encouraged us every time! She helped us in so many ways and was always there when we needed her! She helped us find our forever home and even gifted an amazing gift basket when we received our keys to our new home! Highly recommend contacting Monique if you're looking to buy!" - Sean V, Berkeley CA

★★★★★
" Monique is very knowledgeable and professional. She returns calls and answers questions very quickly. She always had an answer to our questions and made sure we felt taken care of. She truly is one of the best Relators in our community. Thank you helping us find out new home." - Jorge G, San Francisco

★★★★★
" Monique kept me informed about everything, she worked well with my financial people to help facilitate the sale, she even helped clean the premises, she solved complicated issues arising, I am extremely pleased and would give Monique my highest recommendation." - Sieglinde T

★★★★★
" I am so impressed with Monique - she really went out of her way to make my home buying experience a good one. Even through the Covid virus she helped me every step of the way and even though I was a little stressed in my transition she was excellent in handling all of the situations that needed taking care of. I would highly recommend Monique to anyone, she is professional and does her job well." - Patricia S, Oceano

★★★★★
" I highly recommend Monique Garza as a realtor if you are selling a house in the Santa Maria Area. Six months ago, my mother passed away and left the house with 40 years of accumulated stuff inside. Because I live 5 hours away, I spent many weekends down in Santa Maria filling trash cans, donating to homeless shelters, cleaning, and fixing. I spent part of three weekends choosing a realtor. I would go to open houses and observe how the realtor sold the house. The results were pretty enlightening. * One top selling agent gave me a story about how the client home owners worked at Diablo Nuclear plant, and because the plant was shutting down, they needed to sell the house. I walked across the street, and a neighbor who knew the owners on a first name basis told me the owners did not work for Diablo. Hmm. Why the lie? What else is a lie? * Seven did not know what schools the kids would be going to. * Four sent me junk mail. (BTW, set up a separate email account before selling or buying a house just to segregate the junk mail!) * Two had to look at the flier to know what city they were in. * One realtor answered all questions but one about the house and told me she would email the answer by the next business day for the one she didn't know (was the park city or HMO property). This same realtor, did in fact, Email me the answer to my question and then called two days later to answer any further questions. Also, she had fresh baked cookies when showing the house. (Great touch!) Guess which realtor got the job. Then on to selling the house: * She made recommendations on fixing up the house, * Helped with selection of vendors and babysat some of them. * Got a professional photographer to take pictures of the property. * Went door-to-door locally to tell neighbors the property was for sale. * Held 4 open houses in the first week (maybe overkill) Got three offers at or above asking in the first week. Closed in three weeks. I listed the house $5k above the Zillow price in a near flat market. Sold the house $12k above Zillow. I highly recommend Monique Garza as a realtor if you are selling a house in the Santa Maria Area. Or you can do what I did and go to a bunch of open houses and interview realtors "undercover", just make sure that Monique is showing one of them." - Gerry C, San Francisco

★★★★★
" I am a California Real Estate Broker and since I am very busy with my other businesses, I hired Monique Garza to represent me in selling one of my offices. I was extremely satisfied with her work and professionalism as well as her real estate knowledge and dedication. I strongly recommend her for your next real estate transaction." - Harry K, San Francisco

★★★★★
"Monique has handled 3 property transactions for me. 2 sales and 1 purchase. During always stressful times, Monique was prompt in getting info back and forth to me and making appointments for inspections, etc. Open houses may not have been done by her all of the time, but she was consistent about having them to ensure my properties were being seen. She is friendly, knowledgeable and all around a great agent to work with." - Alysia


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About Monique

Monique is a seasoned real estate professional who specializes in providing seamless and stress-free buying and selling experiences for her clients. When you choose to work with her, you will benefit from her vast knowledge of the industry and her unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service.

As your trusted real estate agent, Monique will be your loyal ally throughout the entire transaction process. With her extensive expertise and attention to detail, she will guide you through the complex and technical aspects of real estate, ensuring that your deal is structured optimally to minimize delays and prevent costly errors.

Furthermore, Monique recognizes that successful real estate sales often rely on the power of relationships. Her extensive network of previous clients, friends, and family is a testament to her dedication and results-driven approach. If you entrust Monique as your agent, you can expect nothing less than unparalleled dedication, energy, and focus in representing your interests.

Monique Garza’s Listings

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Compass Coming Soon

$665,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
1,863
Acres
0.21
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1/8
Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$650,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
4.98
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Listed By Compass

$269,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,455
Acres
Unavailable