HomeSmart Bay Area

100 Pine St, Ste 1250 #A77
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Recommendations (46)

Sep 5, 2017

Robert Waldon recommends Elaine King

When you get good advice then get a full price, no contingency offer on the first day—what more is there to say? Elaine is professional, knowledgeable and totally willing to do whatever needs to be done to make the process easy and totally successful. I wholeheartedly, and without any reservation, recommend Elaine.
Aug 17, 2017

Christine Arthur recommends Elaine King

Homeowner

We worked with Elaine to sell a property in the Summerset community, and found her to be a truly invaluable resource. In addition to being extremely pleasant and professional, she went out of her way to do any and everything to make the stressful process go smoothly and make the sale happen! She went above and beyond the “norm”, introducing us to numerous service people and companies that we needed to bring the house up to speed and help us invest our dollars wisely. When we were unable to meet with service and repair people, inspectors, etc., she would volunteer her time on even the shortest of notice. She’s an outstanding communicator who always kept us informed. Selling a home can be an overwhelming process, but Elaine made all the steps more manageable and made us feel we were in good hands with her on our team. We can’t thank or recommend her highly enough!
Apr 14, 2017

Robert Riordan recommends Elaine King

Elaine was a delight to work with in selling my home. It was obvious when she represented me in the sale of my home that she has a great amount of training and experience, and, most importantly, sound judgment. Elaine thoughtfully came up with a marketing strategy and personally took steps to implement her ideas to present my home in its best light. Without exception, Elaine replied to my emails and text messages within an hour. I have to rank her service to me as a 10 on a scale of 10.
Feb 21, 2017

Kelly Ma recommends Michael Young

occupational therapist

If you read through Michael's other recommendations, this one is going to sound like I copied them. But if you are reading this, that means you are looking for consistency in his quality, and here it is.
Michael was very patient with us changing our search criteria several times and the family drama that comes with buying a first home. He was prompt and available to answer questions from simple to complex. His ability to gauge how much help or space to give us allowed us to learn what we needed while making sure work gets done. He seemed quite knowledgeable and advised us to our best interest. He was there when we needed, and he walked us through everything comfortably.
Michael also has an easy-going personality. I think if we worked with another agent who doesn't have this personality, we would end up feeling more stressed and anxious than this process already is.
Jan 26, 2017

Marc Gerardo recommends Michael Young

Michael did an outstanding job. He was helpful, patient, and prompt during the entire home buying process. Any time I was confused along the way, he took the time to explain exactly what was going on and what I needed to do, and he did it without talking down to me. In addition, he made himself available to look at houses all over the Bay Area and took the time to do research on different neighborhoods and communities. Lastly, he worked well with the seller's agent and ensured the process went smoothly. He knows his trade, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Dec 19, 2016

Anna Hoffman recommends Elaine King

Elaine King really goes above and beyond for her clients. She knows the market, and can give great advice about how to ensure the home you are selling comes across in the best light. We were in a time of mourning, as we had lost our Mom, and needed to sell her home. Elaine was caring, supportive, and helped us navigate this difficult time with kindness. She took care of details that made the whole process so much easier. She earned my trust quickly, was fully transparent, and a total professional. We highly recommend Elaine. She will take good care of you, no matter the situation you are in.
Jul 26, 2016

Bonnie and Peter Atkins recommends Michael Young

home buyer/client

We are so thankful we found Michael Young. Coming from out of state, purchasing a home in Marin was extra challenging. Michael was available day and night (considering the time change) to answer our questions and discuss potential homes. When we flew in, he made himself available to meet with us on our limited schedule. Furthermore, when we were not in the area, he drove out to the house we were closing on to meet with carpet guys and other people who needed to have access to the house. His calm demeanor, even when one house fell through, was so important during this stressful process. We had some bumps along the way but nothing phased him. Michael is a professional but also friendly and thoughtful, helping us through the negotiation to the very end.
Jun 13, 2016

Celia Hughell recommends Michael Young

Speech Therapist

Michael did an outstanding job making sure we had a positive experience purchasing our first home. First, he listened to our recommendations of what we were looking for and made time to show us around until we found the one. Secondly, once we started escrow, Michael made sure to send us updates throughout the process to stay on schedule. He worked with other professionals to ensure the paperwork and requirements were being met. Lastly, Michael is a knowledgeable realtor who is easygoing, punctual, and watches over his clients best interests. I would recommend Michael to anyone who wants to purchase their first home, and I would definitely come to him in the future if I'm in the market for another home.
Jun 9, 2016

Enrique Rojas recommends Michael Young

Musician, Music educator

Michael is an outstanding agent. He went above and beyond his duties to make sure we could find a home that would meet our needs and stay within our budget. He was always very accessible and flexible with scheduling. He was prompt with everything, from making the offers, to filing documents to close escrow. I would recommend him as an agent, and will definitely call him back in case I need an agent in the future.
Jun 6, 2016

John Pope recommends Elaine King

Homeowner

Elaine went the extra mile for us. We were living in San Jose at the time and we never worried about meeting inspectors, workmen and anyone else who needed access to the property - she was always "Johnny on the spot". We definitely would recommend Elaine to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home.

Thank You
John and Sharon Pope
Apr 25, 2016

Hectir recommends Brad Kempster

Armijo

He helped us to find a very nice house. We are very happy with the service provided. Thanks Brad!
Mar 11, 2016

Lacey Bolander recommends Michael Young

Michael was such a pleasure to work with. He is very attentive to his clients and is motivated to help you find your perfect home. His combination of professionalism and personable character made my first time home buying process enjoyable. I will certainly contact Michael again when I buy my next home.
Mar 9, 2016

David M. Anderson recommends Michael Young

Retired

Mr Young is the most professional salesperson that I have met. Having worked as an account executive for Philips, the European electronics giant, I have a pretty good yardstick for measuring good salespeople. I also studied in the Dale Carnegie organization their sales course. It was there that I learned that question asking and listening are probably the most important components in selling. Michael is a Socratic questioner and does not waste the clients time and maximizes the benefit to he and the client.
Mar 1, 2016

Marvin Y. recommends Michael Young

President - TJA Engineering

I've been working with Michael Young for the past thirteen years and can't imagine a more conscientious and professional real estate agent. His always positive personality and ability to connect with everyone around him is unprecedented.

He is very good at selling homes, and he strives for excellence in all his dealings. The most important traits I enjoy about Michael are his strong character and integrity. He always puts the client's interest first...always! This is often times hard to find in any industry, and it certainly is refreshing every time I have to buy or sell a piece of real estate to know that Michael is on my side of the negotiating table.

Michael has helped me purchase eight homes and was my selling listing agent for selling seven homes ranging in price from $600,000 to $1.5 million. Each transaction was executed flawlessly and with very little stress to me.

I would not hesitate a second to recommend Michael for all your real estate needs.
Feb 26, 2016

Ken Durden recommends Elaine King

Retired Information Technology Manager

We first contacted Elaine in the summer of 2014, requesting information about rentals and/or homes for sale in Summerset. Over the next 20 months, she patiently worked with us to understand our interests and budget. She assisted in making a couple offers and counter offers but at no time did she ever pressure us to make a decision or get frustrated with us during the process. In the end, we finally negotiated a fair price and although it was a time consuming process, she was with us all the way. I would definitely recommend Elaine, especially for homes in the Summerset subdivision!
Jan 30, 2016

Elayna recommends Brad Kempster

Brad was there for us from the momemt we picked up the phone til the day we got our keys. He made sure we felt No question was ever too silly. He explained in detail what our next step would be and kept us updated throughout the process. He made a stressful time for us more enjoyable . Words can not express how very thankful we are that it was Brad who picked up the phone that day ..
Nov 9, 2015

David Autsen recommends Elaine King

Plant Manager Lehigh Hanson Clayton Quarry

Elaine helped my wife and I buy our home in 2009. We looked at least a hundred homes in various cities in Contra Costa County and ended up buying a home in Summerset III, Brentwood California. Elaine was professional, patient and helpful in all aspects of the process. Since the purchase she has regularly kept us informed about the marketplace. Best of all she has become our friend and neighbor.
Nov 6, 2015

Ray Titano recommends Elaine King

We were prospective first-time homebuyers when we met Elaine. Her knowledge and experience was very helpful to us, but her patience was imperative in making the process go so well. She never attempted to convince us to consider a property we were uncomfortable with. We felt she truly prioritized our best interests.
Nov 1, 2015

Maggie Diodoro recommends Elaine King

Customer Sales Specialist

Dear Potential Homebuyers,

If you are looking for a realtor who treats you like you are her only client, I would highly recommend Elaine King. Elaine was recommended to me by one of my clients whose opinion I truly value.

I was recently divorced and looking for a home that I could afford – yet not willing to settle for an undesirable neighborhood and remaining within a small location to accommodate my children’s current school attendance.
This was not an easy task; however, Elaine worked “tirelessly” to find me just the right location, plus negotiate repairs to the home prior to my purchase of the home. She steered me away from some homes I might have considered because of potential problems she could see, which to me is someone truly looking out for your best interest and not just trying to sell a home.

Elaine also has a wealth of information regarding recommendations for home repairs and appliance replacement. It was a pleasure working with Elaine and consider her not only a wonderful realtor but a friend.
Sincerely,

Maggie Diodoro
Oct 30, 2015

Rick Hanson recommends Elaine King

Fire Sprinkler Inspector

Elaine was just great thru the whole process. Very professional and just a sweet person. Thank you,
Rick
Oct 25, 2015

Jack and Sue Waterson recommends Elaine King

Retired

Elaine is very professional and knowledgeable and helped us find a home in our recent move from Oregon to California. She provided new listings daily and answered our many questions. She was available to work with us in person whenever we were in the Bay Area. She is very attentive to her clients' needs and, once we moved into our new home, provided us with a list of handymen, housecleaners, etc. We recommend Elaine very highly.
Oct 24, 2015

Audrey Brown recommends Elaine King

Seller

It was a privilege having Elaine King as my realtor. Elaine is very caring and understanding; always with a positive attitude. She gives appropriate attention to details with a great deal of time, energy and labor. Elaine's encouragement and heart is a quiet interlude amid the frantic schedule of moving. Elaine is very qualified in the real estate world and professional in all her ways. She guided me to a very successful sale and I am filled with admiration, respect and a grateful heart. Without a doubt I would have Elaine again as my realtor and highly recommend her; so glad to have had the opportunity.
Oct 21, 2015

Judy Morgan recommends Elaine King

Elaine King represented me both in the selling and buying process. I felt very comfortable with her. She is very approachable and knowledgeable. I called her any time I had a question or needed advice. She is very accessible and genuine. I appreciated her professionalism and would highly recommend her.

Oct 17, 2015

Barrie and Chris Michelsen recommends Elaine King

Elaine was extra helpful, which was key since we were living out of State. She was able to direct our attention on just the kind of homes we were looking for, and found the listing that met our needs.

Elaine's blog is indispensable.
Oct 16, 2015

Robert & Madeline Walters recommends Elaine King

Home Owners

Elaine did an excellent job in listing and selling our home. The photos she had taken and displayed on her website were beautiful. Elaine was there very step of the way in both our selling and buying of a new home. She has great attention to detail and is full of knowledge regarding all the "ins" and "outs" of buying/selling real estate.
Elaine has a network of vendors that can be of service to you for any repairs, painting etc.
Elaine focuses on her clients and does a great job in communicating every step of the process to them. She services her clients from day one and beyond.
I highly recommend Elaine King for all your real estates needs either with buying a new home or selling your current one.

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