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Recommendations (280)

Feb 12, 2018

Victor and Andrea Auerbach recommends Robin Simon & Jack Girvan

When Robin and Jack say the will exceed your expectations, they’re not kidding!!
Robin represented us during a recent sale. After a weekend of open houses, we received 5 solid offers. Robin negotiated the absolute best deal for us. During the escrow period, the buyers and their agent didn’t seem to understand the urgency and legality of signing the proper paperwork on time and securing a mortgage on time. Robin was constantly communicating with their lender to make sure the mortgage was obtained. She not only was doing her job but also doing the other agent’s job. She doesn’t stop until her client is satisfied. She exceeds expectations. When we need a realtor again, we will be calling Robin. She is a true professional and in our opinion, THE very best at what she does.
Jan 31, 2018

Steve Maciel recommends John V. Pinto

Home owner

John and Ellen Pinto are the best !
I highly recommend their knowledge , abilities at getting every detail at lightening speed, their patience at my many questions.
I could go on and on but on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best, I give them a 12!!!! Not a misprint. A twelve !
Thank You to the Pinto Realty Organization!!
Steve Maciel
Aptos, Ca
Jan 10, 2018

Scott Patrick Mahoney and Jackie Mahoney recommends Robin Simon & Jack Girvan

Robin is a superstar. I recently had the pleasure to work with Robin after meeting her at an open house. I have worked with several Realtors in the past, and none of them can hold a candle to Robin. Robin is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of purchasing a home, including but not limited to: local and state real estate markets, financing and mortgage options, negotiating tactics, and ideas for renovation projects. She is confident, well-spoken, writes well and is extremely responsive.

I am especially impressed by her vision for any given property. We visited several dozen properties ranging from "move-in-ready" to needing significant attention, and she had many seemingly effortless great ideas on how to maximize living space, make renovations, etc. She can also price out project ranges and has several quality professional service vendors that she recommends and proactively coordinates quote visits (construction, roofing, bathrooms, painting, etc), if the opportunity fits.

Robin is nice and friendly, but don’t let that fool you; she can be a shrewd negotiator. She knows exactly when and how to push back. And as if Robin didn’t do enough, she and her partner catered our housewarming party and worked the event as a server, while her partner, Jack cooked. She is a true professional and I strongly recommend this team.
Jan 4, 2018

Craig Wilburn recommends Vicky Santana

Real Estate Broker-Associate

Vicky helped me with the sale of my Grandmothers house in her area. I have known Vicky for several years and chose her to represent my Mother in the sale of my Grandmothers house who past away earlier in the year. Vicky's level of service to my family was OUTSTANDING. Being in the industry I am VERY particular about how transactions are handled. Vicky was more than impressive with her service and level of care for my Mom during a very difficult transitional period. THANK YOU Vicky for exceeding my expectations!
Dec 22, 2017

Natalie Camilo recommends Vicky Santana

Vicky is one of a kind! She gets you into a home that you will love and will get your house sold less than 30 days! I highly recommend her
Dec 22, 2017

Erika and Hector Hurtado recommends Vicky Santana

Vicky has been helping us for several years now buying and selling our homes. From buying our very first home right before expecting our first child, to recently buying our third home together that we are absolutely in love with. Vicky is great at what she does and Really puts in effort to make sure you get into the home you are looking for. I highly recommend Vicky and her team to any looking to buy or sell a home.
Dec 16, 2017

Dede Layer recommends Vicky Santana

I would just like to say how pleased I was to work with Vicky Santara on the sell of my property. I was referred to her from my sister in law, who lives in Florida. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Vicky, which is why I have to say, WOW she made this transaction so easy and comfortable for me, being out of state. I highly recommend anyone wanting to sell their property to please use her and her Company. First class up front and honest.
Dec 6, 2017

David Martin recommends John V. Pinto

Design Engineer

John was outstanding in helping us find a home last year. We met to discuss our goals in Napa at a lovely winery, aligned our process, and moved forward. He was especially helpful in strategy for avoiding bidding wars. We found the right home within 40 days or so, made our offer which was accepted. He paired us with a loan broker, and we managed to close in 17 days. What more could you ask for? As a first home buyer, I felt John helped us avoid major pitfalls. I am very building savvy, so I was aware of condition issues, but John's contractor experience was invaluable when reviewing disclosure packages. He added much to the process I was not aware of. His team is responsive, friendly, and will help you realize your goals! Thanks John and sorry this review came so darn late.
Nov 24, 2017

John s Bettencourt recommends Vicky Santana


Vicky did a great job very professional she made my selling of house and buying of house very smooth thank you
Sep 16, 2017

Darrin West recommends Michael Tessaro

Founder, Iocane Games.

A friend with a lot of contacts in the industry recommended Michael to us, and I’m so glad she did. I recommend him to anyone in need. My wife and I have bought and sold many homes in our lifetime, and Michael worked harder and produced better results than anyone we’ve worked with before.

Our rental property in Antioch had become a real challenge, since we lived several states away. Michael stepped up immediately and helped with a sticky tenant transition. He then put us in touch with a great general contractor. The tenant had left us some unhappy surprises, which Michael and his team took in stride. He managed the entire process, helped us decide which updates would make the most difference, verified things were done well, and kept everything moving quickly. They proceeded to quickly do both a great rehab, and a beautiful staging of the property. Throughout that process we received frequent updates and quick responses to questions. This was fantastic service, and so appreciated, given we would otherwise be watching helplessly from afar. And the results were gorgeous.

The property was listed toward the end of summer, with a busy open house the first weekend. Beautiful, professional photos and listings went up on many different online sites. The asking price was a little above online estimates, so I was prepared to negotiate with buyers. However, within a few days we had 3 offers well above the asking price. The buyer we selected had difficulties in closing financing, but again, Michael helped us navigate the short delay. The technicalities of negotiations and closing were painless, as documents were all electronically signed and for the final paperwork, the notary came to us.

I am very happy with the whole transaction. Thanks, man! It’s been a pleasure doing business with you, and I wish you continued success in doing what you so clearly enjoy.

Darrin, and Hyacinth
Aug 24, 2017

Bob M. recommends Michael Tessaro

Michael was indispensable to us while we were buying our home. His experience and guidance made it possible for us to navigate a very competitive market. He was open and responsive whenever we had questions. We would highly recommend him.
Aug 22, 2017

LARRY MATTISON recommends John V. Pinto

John was a great help in our house search. He stuck with us for many months and walked us through the process when we finally did get an offer accepted. I plan on recommending John to anyone else that I know that is in the market for a new home.
Aug 18, 2017

Salvador Villalpando recommends John V. Pinto

Plumbing Contractor

John is an elite agent. His customer service and expertise in the real estate industry made my dream come tru. I can now say that I am a homeowner. I didnt settle for any home, John got me the home that was #1 on my choice list. Thanks John for your hard work!
Aug 11, 2017

Michael Musitano recommends Vicky Santana

Amazing team who goes above & beyond to make sure the client is happy. Vicky is so amazing at her job, she knows all aspects from listing to closing. We listed 2 vacant lots with Vicky, they we're sold and closed in 2 weeks. Extremely satisfied and we recommend her to everyone we know.
Aug 3, 2017

Fabrizio Vergine recommends John V. Pinto


I hope that this review will not be overlooked by other buyers in the Bay Area as John is really the best realtor one can look for and I am not exaggerating. For those that do not want to read the full review, I can immediately say that John helped us buying a fantastic brand new home in just about 3 months! I informed him of my new position at the beginning of May and we got the keys of the house at the beginning of August. Keep in mind that we are first-time home buyers with absolutely zero experience in anything concerning these complicated transactions and we had to move from Texas at the end of July, thus, leaving basically everything in his hands. He helped us find the house in three days at the end of May when we came in the Bay Area for house hunting, he guided us during escrow serving also as a mediator between builder, lender and escrow officers and he even did the final walkthrough on our behalf. He was able to predict with 100% accuracy every step, including our emotions during the various stages of the transaction! In a few words, John is an extremely professional realtor, an uncommonly trustworthy person, a friend and a great genuine Italian!
Jul 28, 2017

Josh and Licha Drake recommends John V. Pinto

John did a great job for us in a very quick timeline--45 days from our first conversation with John to possession of our new house. We were moving in from out-of-state and he helped us both quickly find and successfully bid on a house as well as navigate all the financing and closing items while we were still out-of-state. He was both a great thought partner as well as problem solver who was proactively and doggedly managing every issue. We could not recommend him more highly for his real estate expertise in terms of both the local market and closing process. July, 2017.
Jul 17, 2017

Matthew Walsh recommends John V. Pinto


Over the years, I have been involved in the purchase of many homes, in several different states. John is the best, most committed real estate broker I have ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable, personable and communicates effectively and often. This last purchase was a difficult process because of the mortgage lender's glacial, and ever shifting movement. John stayed in touch every step of the way. I know that this deal would not have happened without John's contacts and knowledge of the San Jose real estate world. I would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone planning a real estate transaction in his geographical areas of expertise.

Now John is helping us rent one unit of the duplex we bought. We look forward to celebrating the completion of this deal and, if I ever need a real estate broker again, I will call John first.
Jun 16, 2017

Bonnie Stiner recommends Robin Simon & Jack Girvan


Jack was a true professional from offer to close. I enjoyed working with him through the entire transaction. Great guy!
Jun 9, 2017

Jacob Sofer recommends Michael Tessaro

Michael's suggestion to use the weekly virtual tour was very effective advertising program for the sale of my property.
I would strongly recommend Michael Tessaro
Jacob Sofer
May 23, 2017

Caroline Phan recommends John V. Pinto


Working with John as our realtor made the process very easy. He is very responsive to questions and resourceful when dealing with any issues. Purchasing a property in this area can be very difficult, however, John’s expertise helped guide us in the strategy needed to buy a property. John is proactive and ensures the transaction moves along. He explains the process from beginning to end so you know what to expect. I believe his interaction with the realtor on the other side of the transaction helps as well. I really appreciated his no-nonsense business approach, his great sense of humor and fantastic restaurant tips.
As soon as I am ready to buy another property he will be the first person I call!
May 9, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Peralta recommends Vicky Santana

Vicky is AMAZING!!!! Professional, Marvelous, Dedicated, Friendly, Supportive, Smart and very very Helpful!! She goes above and beyond and explains everything very well, she answers all of your questions very quickly. We did not stress during the whole process of purchasing our home because she made it very easy for us, anything we needed help on she would jump on it right away!! I cannot thank Vicky enough for everything she did for us!!! We were so blessed to have met Vicky Santa and I would recommend her to everyone!! Thank you once again for the tremendous help you gave us!!
May 8, 2017

EMIL GUIRGIS recommends Vicky Santana

Hoe Owner

Vicky Santana is a highly motivated real estate professional. Miss Santana helped me sell two homes in under four weeks. I contribute her success to her incredible marketing skills. I also used Vicky to purchase three homes. All my transactions went very smooth and I always knew she had my back. I highly recommend Vicky Santana to anyone buying or selling their home. She's more than a realtor to me now, she has become a true friend.
Apr 12, 2017

Thomas Bertorelli recommends Robin Simon & Jack Girvan

My partner and I recently bought our first condo and Robin helped make the process extremely clear and straightforward.

She helped us every step of the way from finding a place that was right for us, advising us during the negotiation process, helping us find a mortgage officer, to even making great suggestions about interior design.

Robin knows basically everything there is to know about real estate. She blew us away from the very beginning by asking the seller an entire list of questions that my partner and I wouldn't have even thought to ask. She was on our side during the entire process and we wouldn't have been able to do it without her.

Robin is simply the best and she will be the first person we reach out to in the future when we need a real estate agent!
Apr 3, 2017

Judy Kaufman recommends Robin Simon & Jack Girvan

Preschool teacher

This was the best experience possible for us as first time home buyers!! Robin helped us every step of the way, always available via phone, email, or text. She goes the extra mile, paying attention to every detail, and she has extensive knowledge of property management/inspections. She did excellent research on our condo development, and we got the unit under asking price. Professional and personable, we have already recommended Robin to our close friends who are closing this week!! Feel so lucky to have worked with Robin and Jack.
Mar 31, 2017

Elias Jones recommends Vicky Santana

My wife, Debbie, and I highly recommend Vicky Santana and her highly capable team. Vicky and her team are experienced, knowledgeable and very responsive.
We highly recommend Vicky and her awesome team and look forward to working together with them again in the future.

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