Compass Los Altos


Recommendations (442)

Sep 7, 2020

Xie Family recommends Lynn North

Happy Homeowners

We were referred to Lynn by our loan agent who recommended Lynn not only because Lynn is a top agent but more importantly for her honesty, dedication and quality of service. As soon as we met with Lynn in person, it became clear to us that she’s the right person to sell our townhome in Sunnyvale. She presented us with the market analysis for the target price, a plan to remodel our home to increase the value, and a detailed plan to promote our home in both online and offline channels. Covid-19 came unexpectedly in March and Lynn reassured us that everything is going to be fine, but we know it only means she will have to put in more effort to make sure our home are presented to the right buyers. With her advertising and marketing strategies, our home was the top viewed home on Compass website for the week that we were on the market, and around 30 potential buyers/agents showed up in person to check on our home, which is unbelievable given all the difficulties due to the Covid-19. We really appreciate all the effort and patience from Lynn and very satisfied with both her service and the outcome.
Jul 24, 2020

Tom and Judy Brosz recommend Lynn North

Early this year we decided it would be in our best interest to move from our home of 40 years in Mountain View to southern California. We would be closer to our children, and able to get out from under our mortgages, and get a single-story home for Judy’s disability.

We already knew Lynn North from church, and that she was a realtor with a good reputation, and we approached her to handle the sale of our Mountain View home. She first tried to be sure it was really a good idea for us to sell, then when she heard that our reasons were sound she went all in on supporting the process.

Lynn not only worked on selling our home, but she took us in hand, and helped us with many other aspects of our move.

The realtor she recommended in Southern California did an amazing job finding us a new home down there. The movers she recommended were able to help us move a house with 40 years of memories in it (and maybe a little too much stuff) and they managed to get it done before the virus lockdown. The financiers she worked with arranged a bridge loan so we could find and buy our new home without selling the old one first.

With all this, Lynn still did a great job of selling our beloved old house, and under extremely difficult conditions, encouraging and reassuring us along the whole way.

During this entire period, the COVID-19 crisis was in full swing. Lynn arranged with multiple contractors to get our house upgraded for sale, working within many restrictions on contractor activity. She developed methods of showing the house to potential buyers without the usual in-person walkthroughs, and many of the other techniques that are normally used by realtors to sell homes.

With all this going on, Lynn upgraded our home, brought our house up for sale June 1, and we closed the sale July 21. Less than two months, in a terrible environment where we were worried that it would sell at all.

Lynn arranged for all the upgrades to be paid for, with payment in the end from escrow, a great help with our limited finances. Any difficulties along the way were smoothed over with no stress for us. Everything was set up to make it as easy as possible for us.

We could not be more grateful.
Jul 6, 2020

Tamer & Adriana recommend Carolyn Botts

We met Carolyn 11 years ago and have been working together ever since! We had many positive experiences purchasing our first home in Redwood City in 2016, and renting it out a few years later to our first tenant and again this year to our second tenant. Carolyn helped us in all those cases, and it has been a pleasure working with her. She is trustworthy and dependable, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and helped make the home buying and renting processes smooth. She helped with all aspects like home inspections, getting issues fixed with various contractors, and providing her valuable insight on various issues. We are so grateful for Carolyn’s help and highly recommend her. We love Carolyn and look forward to continuing to work with her!
Jun 11, 2020

Sue and Dave Kelly recommend Lynn North


Our first experience with Lynn North was in 2013 when she sold our Los Altos home to us. And though she was not our realtor at the time, she was a wealth of information, advice and support, even after our move-in.

Fast forward 6.5 years when we had to move once again. There was no doubt in our minds that we wanted Lynn to sell our home. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market, and so honest and fair. Unfortunately, our timing came right when Covid-19 was taking off, but that didn't phase Lynn. She remained incredibly positive and became a leader in how to accommodate all the new guidelines while continuing to move forward. Her experience and hard work made our move and the sale of our home very easy and worry-free.

Bottom line, Lynn North is amazing at what she does! She cares about both her buyers and sellers. She is very professional, honest, well-connected and hard-working, all while making you feel like you've been friends forever. We highly recommend her!
May 1, 2020

Amy Lee recommends Erika Ameri

Program Manager

I have known Erika since 2015 and I am so glad that we met her. We have worked with her many times over the years and she's very dedicated and most hard working person I have ever met. I highly recommend Erika to anyone looking for a realtor.
Apr 24, 2020

Betty deBettencourt recommends Susan Sims

We had a wonderful experience with Susan selling our home. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and very easy to work with. Her ability to negotiate the transaction and close the sale given the pandemic was amazing. We always felt we were in good hands and never worried about the details.
Jan 1, 2020

Anonymous recommends Erika Ameri

Erika is knowledgeable and efficient.She is able to orchestrate and have your house sold in a short time in any condition which she did for me.Erika will work with your needs and wants.She is a great agent who can get things done as you wish.
Dec 18, 2019

Sabrina Robbins recommends Dorothy Liu


I'm happy to write this recommendation for Dorothy Liu.
I met Dorothy at an open house and liked her right away. Her passion for her work and professionalism were evident. She helped me purchase that home and then helped me update and sell my home. It was a stressful time made better by her support and advice. Her knowledge of buying and selling real estate made the entire process easier than I expected. Dorothy was attentive to my needs and guided me through the many decisions I needed to make. It's her caring nature and experience with the housing market that makes her tops in my book!
I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
Sabrina Robbins
Dec 11, 2019

Eve Cohen recommends Susan Sims

Chief Financial Officer

Susan is that rare agent who is ONLY in the deal for YOU. She never forgets who she is negotiating for and she is always available for answering questions, scheduling needed improvements and just being a friend. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Nov 11, 2019

Richard Linn recommends Carolyn Botts

When I started looking for condos I was under time constraints because my apartment building was set to be demolished. I also have an illness that makes the whole procedure very demanding. I knew I needed some help. I met Carolyn Botts at an open house, and after talking to her, I thought this is just the person I need.

Carolyn went and looked for condos for me. If I couldn't drive to a location, Carolyn would drive me there. We would then sit and talk about the advantages of the property, When we agreed on a property, there was work to be done before closing. Carolyn was able to hire people that she had previously worked with to fix everything that needed attention. She also made sure that all work was done on time, so there would be no trouble with the closing arrangements

When it came time to move Carolyn was able to refer me to a company that does packing and moving. Everything went very smoothly, and it made things much easier for me.

Carolyn Botts is a very knowledgeable and caring real estate agent. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an exceptional real estate agent.

Nov 5, 2019

Eric Albert recommends Susan Sims

Susan is tremendously helpful, listens very well, and is incredibly patient and supportive. And when you need her for something, she puts in 110%. She's gone far above and beyond what we expected of a realtor every single step of the way, and is continuing to help us out with details related to our new house after we've closed. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a phenomenal realtor around Los Altos and Mountain View.
Nov 2, 2019

Sue Turner recommends Lynn North

I met Lynn a couple of years ago when she was hosting an open house in my neighborhood. She was warm, friendly and informative. But what was even more apparent was her honesty and compassion. I knew then when I needed a realtor I would call her. Fast forward two years later I called Lynn to tell her that I was thinking of relocating. I also told her that I didn't want any pressure because I was still looking for a place. She was enthusiastic but did not pressure me at all. Then, one and a half months ago I found my new place and called Lynn to tell her. She told me "great, I need 3 weeks to get you on the market." It was exactly 3 weeks and my house sold in one weekend with multiple offers! Not only did Lynn keep to her timeline, but she was very supportive during the process. Moving is very stressful no matter how quickly things happen. I had total faith and trust in Lynn and she didn't let me down! I can honestly say, Lynn is "simply the best!"
Oct 20, 2019

Scott Wetenkamp recommends Lynn North

We were referred to Lynn by another happy client of hers and were instantly impressed. We interviewed the top agents in our area and Lynn was by far the right choice. Lynn made the whole process painless. That’s no small feat! She is very organized and detail oriented and keeps all parties informed, so surprises are minimized.
Oct 5, 2019

Bart Gach recommends Lynn North


We've known Lynn North for many years as she is the person that sold our first house for us and was able to during the market crisis to get us what we wanted from that house. The house had some factors such as PG&E towers to make it hard to sell but Lynn gathered the information from experts to make it happen.
About five years later after I recommended Lynn to my sister n law Lynn came through again with her excellent work crew to get more from that house then ever imagined
Now, after the unfortunate death of my Mother Lynn came through again to get top dollar for the house and during that time there were five people on the title and one of them passed away and Lynn still made it happen showing the care our family needed and have gotten to know Lynn for.
Once again we are working with Lynn on our family home which being an older home was in need of lots of work and tender loving care. Lynn has seen to it that everything was being taken care of while we were away on vacation which had been planned much before the sale of the house. Again, Lynn and her crew has made things come together and the family home should shortly be on the market and I know Lynn will be fighting for us to sell the house to a caring family for top dollar. Lynn North, thank you for always fighting for us.
Bart Gach and Family
Sep 15, 2019

Kelly Shoemake recommends Lynn North

Kelly Shoemake

We found Lynn through a highly recommended referral. She made everything so easy and less stressful. We are SO HAPPY that Lynn entered our lives to make this big transition an easier one. She was so AND continues to be so helpful with the whole relocation process! We can not recommend her enough. Extremely responsive, friendly, genuine, and lovely to work with. She makes you feel as if you are part of her family. Thanks Lynn for all your hard work!
Sep 6, 2019

Marta Lee Lakin recommends Denise Welsh

VP Media Sales

In working with Denise through the years, she is prompt in her response to inquiries, a great listener and fastidious with details.

Every aspect of the transaction is addressed thoroughly. She seems to know about so much related to Real Estate and the bay area.

But she quickly admits when she is unsure of something and will research it thoroughly before advising me.

She handles challenging situations professionally and with tremendous skill.

I have known her for many years. she is a pleasure to work with. She is the first, and only call, for my real estate needs.
Sep 4, 2019

marta lee lakin recommends Denise Welsh

VP of Media Sales

I highly recommend Denise Welsh when it comes to selling your home.
Denise offered superior service from the very beginning. I felt an immediate trust with her as she demonstrated her personal attention along with the latest technology. A proven closer, her talent on so many levels lead to a buyer for my unique real estate needs . She got me the best possible deal.
Being in the top 1% of the industry with decades of experience you will see you are working with the best.
I think Denise Welsh is the greatest expert realtor in our area.
Aug 16, 2019

Nancy Morey recommends Denise Welsh


I can't say enough about Denise. When it came time to sell my mothers old duplex, Denise moved into action by getting all the inspections done, getting a painter, meeting with all the tradesmen and getting the job done. Her listing and photographs were so beautiful after all the work, I almost didn't want to sell. On the business end, I had no worries. Denise knew what she was doing especially in marketing a duplex. Denise's eye for detail was amazing. I found that working with Denise was easy and she communicated clearly to me at all stages. Lastly, I want to say I'd never sell or buy a home with out Denise.
Aug 13, 2019

Priya Pendharkar recommends Carolyn Botts

Carolyn has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always available and prompt to reply and find solutions. Her feedback and inputs were valuable while we were deciding on contractor for our renovation. Her calm and sweet persona helped a great deal while going through the stress that is house buying and renovation. I would highly recommend Carolyn to anybody looking for a wonderful experience while buying their home.
Aug 12, 2019

Apoorva recommends Dorothy Liu

New Homeowner

We were excited to work with Dorothy to buy our first house this year. Our family has worked with her for years, and has found her service to be flawless. Dorothy was with us from the start, driving over to take a look at homes that we had short-listed, listening to our preferences, and setting up search results that would match. When we were ready, she went above and beyond to prepare our offer, working remotely with us while were were out of town to ensure the fastest delivery possible. Since there was a relocation company involved in selling the house, the process & paperwork was different than other kinds of sales. Fortunately, Dorothy knew exactly what to do based on her experience and ensured a smooth process. After we got the keys to the house, we wanted to do some remodeling. We hired Dorothy’s recommended contractors, who ended up completing the work even earlier than expected! Thanks to Dorothy’s help, we had a great experience purchasing our first home, and would recommend her real estate services to all of our family and friends.
Jul 30, 2019

Lubos Parobek recommends Susan Sims

VP Product

I've both bought and sold a property with Susan, and she never ceases to amaze me with her proactive approach and attention to detail. Throughout the sale of my last property Susan handled every detail and made the sale a smooth and painless experience. I could rest easy knowing she'd handle everything, and get me the highest possible value for my property.
Jul 8, 2019

Autumn Williams recommends Erika Ameri

Human Resources Manager

We can not say enough good things about Erika! We've used her both to purchase our home in San Jose as well as sell once we needed to relocate.

Erika paid close attention to our family's wish list and was able to show us properties even before they officially came on market as her network is extensive. We were new to the California market and she was able to educate us on how the purchase process differed from where we were previously, ultimately guiding us to a great home for great value.

Fast forward three years later and there was no one else we trusted more to help us sell. We had an agressive timeline So we'd be ready to buy on the other end. Erika was able to connect us with vendors seamlessly to get the house ready for market and again, proactively guide us through the closing process. Erika consistently goes above and beyond for her clients and I could not imagine a better partner in real estate!
Jul 1, 2019

Lena Vuong recommends Dorothy Liu

Grateful Home Buyer

This was our very first home-buying experience, and I don’t think we could’ve been in better hands than Dorothy’s. From the very beginning, Dorothy was empathetic to our financial limitations and took the time to ask numerous questions to provide herself with a better understanding of our desires and preferences. Whenever we requested a showing, Dorothy was extremely responsive, regardless of the hour or day, and always came prepared with information about the homes and comps. She was also always very prompt to all our meetings and responsive to all of our emails/texts.

All these wonderful qualities in Dorothy were already very evident, but it was during the period between putting down a bid and closing that Dorothy really displayed her incredible energy and work ethic. Given the competitive Bay Area market, Dorothy wasted no time in pushing through our bid a whole day before others submitted theirs, and she expertly put together an extremely persuasive offer that led us into contract! During the period before closing, Dorothy continued to work tirelessly.

We are so very grateful to Dorothy for all she has put in for us, but what we appreciated most was that she was always genuine in looking out for our best interests. For example, when we looked at homes together that had questionable qualities, she explicitly pointed them out for our consideration. In addition, after walking through the home that we eventually closed, she asked the previous owner whether they could leave some unwanted household goods and tools since we didn’t have anything coming from an apartment.

Dorothy’s attitude and attention helped us secure a home that comes with so many nice extras. We couldn’t have done it without her!
Jun 5, 2019

Gloria Beaird recommends Lynn North


Finding Lynn to arrange for the remodeling and sale of my condo felt like a God-send. She was amazing thorough the entire process. She had her team of professionals ready to jump in with all of the needed updates to the landscaping, painting, carpentry, etc. within days of signing the contract. As I was moving out of the area, Lynn managed all of the day to day details of keeping the work moving forward at record speed. The property was on the market within weeks of getting started and updated to such an extremely high level of polish that I was able to get a top dollar return on my investment.

Lynn's sales strategy was spot on. I was nervous about listing at the price she suggested, but she proved to absolutely correct in how to market the property for the best possible result. She earned my trust completely

Lynn was able to calm my nerves at every turn about the numerous details that come up during the sale of a property. Her photo says it all; you get that caring, sunny, and reassuring attention with every interaction. She is the consummate professional. You truly can not make a better choice than hiring Lynn to assist with all of your realty needs.
Jun 1, 2019

Aref & Charlie recommend Carolyn Botts

Carolyn was a wonderful agent. She demonstrated her knowledge, reliability, and subject matter expertise in many different ways through the homebuying experience. Importantly, she was an excellent advocate when it came to contract negotiations. As a first time home buyer, I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Carolyn; we ended up in a wonderful place that simply would not have been possible without her. I look forward to working with her again in the future and would recommend her as an agent to anyone!

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