Our Clients

G. S.

…Outstanding! I never would have believed that anyone could sell a house so quickly for so much over the asking … We have bought and sold many properties over the years with a lot of different agents. But I have never seen any agent do any of the things that you personally did to help us get our home for sale. As far as I’m concerned, you get the “Agent of the Year” award for all you did …

Victoria Brucks

…After having been a Realtor myself for many years, I never thought I could let anyone else sell my property. But when we saw how you handled our neighbor’s sale, and the amount of interest you generated through your professional advertising, I felt I could really trust you to sell our home. Your recommendations, not only in what you advised us to do, but also in actually doing it for us, made the difference in the final sales price. Since we had already moved to Napa, you communicated daily with us on every detail, so I always felt we were in control of what was going on in our home. But most of all, through your patience and diligence, I learned so much from you in what it takes to be a really good agent with clients. You were certainly that for us. Of course, the number of offers and the final sales price was a total shock of delight. We thank you so much for helping us.
Victoria Brucks, Oakland

Gail Keleman

… I know you listened to what was important to me in the handling of my Mother’s house to get it ready to sell. Your suggestions in what to do were kind and thoughtful. I was surprised at how it worked out so well. It was very difficult for us to do this and we appreciated your generosity in helping us. Stanely and I sincerely thank you.
Gail Keleman, Berkeley

Rose Chang

… I thought it would take at least a year to get my Mother’s home ready for sale after she and my Dad lived there for the past 50 years. I was overwhelmed at wondering how we could ever move Mom to a nursing home with all her years of collecting things in every room. As we walked through the house together, you told me to take only the things my Mom wanted to have with her when she moved to LA with me, and to leave everything else in the house, that you would take care of it. You organized the workers to do the decluttering, the garage sales, the floor people, the painters, the gardeners, the stagers. We didn’t have to do anything and we didn’t have to worry about anything. And you were right. In three weeks, the house was ready to go on the market for sale, with great sales results for my Mother a week later. My sister and I both thank you for helping sell our Mother’s house so that she can be near us. Mom is so pleased with the results.
Rose Chang, Albany

Mark Feichtmeier

…We interviewed four agents but you had the most comprehensive marketing strategy that we thought would yield the best results for our home. All the tradespeople you recommended in getting the house ready were both professional and competant. Everything you advised us to do we know now really paid off in the sale. We are convinced that by choosing you to work with, helped increase the value of our home immensely.
Mark Feichtmeier, Oakland

Nancy Eichler

Everyone has said that moving can be very stressful and more so when it involves selling your own home. That was evident when I decided to sell my home in Oakland and began to realize what would be involved getting my house ready for sale. I interviewed several agents.On the advice of my very close friends, they recommended I speak with you since you helped them sell their property in Berkeley. My anxiety about the selling process was greatly diminished after we met and you agreed to represent me. From the beginning of our partnership I understood I was in the hands of someone very capable, professional and trustworthy. I have never wavered from that understanding. The sale of my home went flawlessly, as you predicted it would. I marvel still at your very smart strategy to organize everything to show my house to its most advantageous. The sale was quick, smooth and the results of 23 offers were way beyond my expectations. And I remember being very relaxed during the selling process.
I also want to thank you for helping me find another home to purchase when there was little inventory on the market. I want to thank you for taking me around to various homes and for your patience with my often “it’s not for me” refrain. I was fortunate to have you take the time to look for a home you knew I would love, in the right place, with all the important items on my list, and in a perfect neighborhood for me. I still can’t believe how you helped me get the place I wanted in the middle of the multiple offer situation I now found myself in as a buyer.
This has been a fortunate experience for me and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone thinking of either selling or buying a home to work with you. Your kindness and patience helped me find my perfect home. For this I will always be grateful. My many, many thanks.
Nancy Eichler
Albany, CA

Maya Shiroyama and Jim Ryugo

Dear Julia,

We want to thank you for all of your wise counsel and constant communication throughout the buying process. Your experience, marketing knowledge and professionalism gave us an advantage when facing a very competitive and tight market condition. Your knowledge of comparable sales data was critical for making our best offer and we know you worked “behind the scenes” to make sure the lender and title company were collaborating to complete the transaction within a short timeframe. The close of escrow was smooth and easy due to your planning and preparation.

We have worked with other realtors in the past, but you are clearly the best. Thank you for your superlative efforts.

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