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Recommendations (59)

May 21, 2019

Cynthia Fry recommends Elaine King

BUYER

Elaine is wonderful. A good listener, and great at communicating. She returned emails promptly and answered any concerns we had in the buying process.
We relocated from a home we had lived in for 45 years. Her attention to detail was sensitive, and she was quite patient with us.
Thank you Elaine for helping with the process!! WE LOVE OUR NEW HOME!!
May 21, 2019

Steve and Cindy Thomas recommend Elaine King

Homebuyers

Elaine was a pleasure to work with. She was patient, professional and knowledgeable in assisting us in buying our place in Summerset. She was always available to speak with for advice and guidance. We highly recommend Elaine to any prospective buyer or seller.
Steve and Cindy.
May 5, 2019

Nola Dillon recommends Elaine King

Home Seller

If you are looking at selling a home Elaine King is the right person. I was downsizing from my home and knew my neighbor Elaine was a real estate agent and someone I could trust.

She was fantastic to work with from figuring out when to list and pricing to updates on people who viewed my house. I had moved before the sale of my home and Elaine kept me updated the whole time. Her emails were informative with feedback from those who viewed the house to how the process was going.

My house got the offer I took when Elaine had gone on vacation but that didn't delay her at all. She although on vacation kept me informed of the process and we were able to agree on the sale all while she was gone. She really went above and beyond.

When the sale took place Elaine arraigned for me to sign my papers in my new state which made it so much easier. She was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone who wants great service.
May 4, 2019

MARC GRADSTEIN recommends Elaine King

recent beneficiary of Elaine's great help in buying a house

My wife and I will be moving into our newly-purchased house this coming Tuesday. We are a bit overwhelmed with the whole packing experience, but I want to take a few minutes to publicly thank Elaine for her excellent, sensitive, thoughtful, skillful, kind assistance.
Thanks to her, we got to tour several possible choices and, following her advice, we narrowed down the list and came back for a second viewing of the top few. Then after we decided which one to buy, we made an offer which was accepted and got going on planning and getting ready to make the move.
Elaine was extremely helpful at every stage of this complex, emotional and very important process. If anyone reading this is thinking of asking Elaine's help, but needs answers to questions before deciding, you are welcome to call me on my mobile phone which is making the move with me, at 650-703-2644.
Marc
May 3, 2019

Pam Scheid recommends Elaine King

Home buyer at Trilogy

Elaine did an amazing job for us in finding the perfect home! We worked with her for over six months, as she assured us the right home would come up for sale, showed us many options, and was very helpful through the whole process. Her experience was KEY in closing our deal. She knew how to handle very professionally some issues that came up during escrow, when an inexperienced agent would not have know how to handle these hurdles. We were relocating from out of town, and she went above and beyond in getting everything done in a timely manner, and even after close of escrow, meeting service and repairmen when we couldn't be there. We have bought and sold 7 homes over the past 35 years, and Elaine was one of the BEST agents we have worked with. We highly recommend her, if you are a buyer or a seller!
Aug 11, 2018

Mary Easthouse recommends Elaine King

Home Buyer

Elaine King was wonderful to work with; friendly, patient, and professional. She took us around to see numerous homes on short notice due to our tight schedule from Los Gatos. Elaine personalized our visits based on her interviewing us as to our preferences, likes, dislikes, etc. to cut out wasted time and to look for only those homes that would meet our requirements and interests. Elaine gave us financial information such as Brentwood tax structure, etc. As she lives in the Brentwood area she was well-versed in all four Summersets and the Trilogy complex among other Brentwood area homes. She also offered great restaurant recommendations. Her experience and rapport with other Realtors made it easy to coordinate site visits of any properties. We would highly recommend Elaine be your Realtor of choice to buy or sell your home.
Regards,
Mary & Bill
Aug 5, 2018

Ken Schechter recommends Elaine King

Elaine provided us a half day tour of resales, new models and the City of Brentwood. We appreciated her frankness and honesty. She provided an informative comparison of the advantages as well as the disadvantages of both resales and new construction. After her visit, we felt much better about moving forward with a home search. I would highly recommend Elaine for anyone looking for a home in the East Bay.
Jun 30, 2018

Dennis Barker and Sharon Chevalier recommend Elaine King

Retired

We appreciated Elaine’s thoroughness with details and guidance through the entire process from house hunting to closing. She never complained about our many questions and I’m sure, repeats. When she said she would do something you could count on her to follow through. She was encouraging and supportive. She is a very detail oriented person. We would be happy to use her again or recommend her to friends.
Apr 10, 2018

Nancy and Gordon Bennett recommend Elaine King

We've moved quite a few times through the years, and must say that Elaine King was overall the best realtor we've worked with. Several things that made her stand out were her knowledge of the market, her honesty, a non-stop work ethic, and her connections with other quality resources to help in the process of moving. We enjoyed great open dialogue with her and always found her willing to listen and provide quality feedback. We would highly recommend her to our family and friends.
Mar 22, 2018

Diane Brand recommends Elaine King

My husband, Gary and I have worked with Elaine for over two years. We were transitioning from living in TN to moving to CA. We hoped to find a rental property while searching for a home to buy. Elaine prepared properties for us to view to as well as good info about the new CA community. We found Elaine to be very knowledgeable about the homes in Brentwood, as well as honest and kind. We currently are renting while looking for our forever home. We give Elaine our highest recommendation.
Diane and Gary Brand
Mar 18, 2018

William Rankin recommends Elaine King

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Elaine was our realtor in purchasing our beautiful new home. She was gracious and spent many days and hours with my wife and I in finding the perfect home. She is a true professional, knows the marketplace well and very attentive to detail. Highly recommended!
Mar 17, 2018

Les Ruefenacht recommends Elaine King

Elaine did a great job. Always communicating everything we needed to keep on top of. We have used her previously and would highly, highly recommend her.
Mar 16, 2018

THOMAS A BLANCO recommends Elaine King

Vice President, S & T Consulting and Program Management

I highly recommend Elaine as your buying agent if you are interested in the Over 55 community of Trilogy at The Vineyards in Brentwood, CA. After considering new construction at Trilogy, I was attracted to Elaine's blog because of her focus on the community and reached out to her to help us navigate 10 years of Trilogy builds and several Villages. Elaine worked with us for a year, allowed us to "kick the tires" and steered us to on dream home, based on the priorities on our wish list. Elaine listened to our needs, coached us to be patient until we found the "right one" and made the administrative side of the process seamless. We are so happy to have purchased a home overlooking the vineyards in the original Bordeaux Village, with its high ceilings and vineyard lot. Thank you Elaine!
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 recommend 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.

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