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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

retired

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

Psychologist

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!
May 31, 2019

Mike and Vicki McElroy recommend Lynn North

We love Lynn North! After 2 years of searching we found the ideal new home out-of-area, but we had to move very quickly to make an offer and to sell our existing home. Simultaneously buying, selling and moving would have been too overwhelming had it not been for Lynn North’s incredible capabilities. Lynn handled our sale, provided a detailed schedule up front, synchronized our sale with the new home purchase, pulled strings to get us a mover on short notice, provided sound advice all along the way and then pulled off what we consider to be a “miracle.” She mobilized an incredible team of professionals to prepare our house for sale and it was staged, put on the market, and sold according to her original schedule. All along, Lynn was a steady partner as well as therapist, cheerleader, interior designer, landscaper, and more. We were freed up to focus on our move, and cannot imagine this major life change being possible without Lynn.
Apr 26, 2019

Jim Yeh recommends Susan Sims

Mr

Susan is very diligent and dependable in helping us to find our new home. She is very responsive to our needs and always manages to answer our questions and to provide us with whatever information we needed. Communication was excellent, not just between us and Susan, but also between Susan and the selling agent. Susan went above and beyond, personally delivering our offer to the buyer and reading our letter aloud to the sellers themselves. Her hard work and experience helped us to land the hone of our dreams and we will gladly work with her again in our future hone endevours. Susan, thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts. Jim & Joyce.
Apr 16, 2019

Vidya Nagarajan recommends Erika Ameri

Erika has been our realtor for the last 10 years. She is a trusted partner and has gone above and beyond in helping us with our portfolio. I cant recommend Erika, highly enough. Thank you Erika for all that you do for us !
Apr 9, 2019

Howard Hartenbaum recommends Susan Sims

Homeowner

I've been working with Susan since I moved to the Los Altos area 15 years ago. She helped me buy three and sell two properties thus far. She is patient, professional and even keeled during the stressful process of dealing with multi million dollar transactions. In each case she helped me get a fair deal that I felt confident in and there have never been any surprises. Her advice has always proven to be on the mark, such as holding out for a higher offer when selling. If I do another real estate transaction, I absolutely will ask Susan for her assistance again.
Apr 5, 2019

Jan Cummins recommends Erika Ameri

Attorney at Law

I have worked with Erika several times now for home sales for clients and rentals for myself. She has consistently been efficient and savvy about facts and figures as well as intuitive intangibles. She is always well prepared and ready to help with whatever needs to be done. Above all, she is fun to work with. She has a great sense of humor!

I highly recommend Erika, and plan to use her many more times in the future.
Mar 5, 2019

Holte family recommends Lynn North

When we moved our buying location from San Mateo county to Santa Clara county Lynn was recommended to us. As expected, she is extremely well versed in the area. It was our second attempt to purchase a home in a competitive area, first attempt with Lynn as our realtor. She was aware of every house for sale in the area, what has sold, at what price, the value of the land, and what might be coming for sale in the near future.

When we met with Lynn and saw the house we were able to have a candid discussion about the value of the home, as well as when we expected it to sell (i.e. quickly). She was already familiar with details about the seller. We used her recommended mortgage lender, which, in her words, "made our pre-approval/underwriting as good as cash." As a first time home buyer, I'm not even sure I know what this means, but I know this market is competitive. We had our offer in the weekend after the first showing.

Lynn worked with us throughout escrow to see the house again and assist with what needed fixing. She has contacts for everything. The things we asked her about included: fumigation, foundation repair, hardwood floor refinishing, roof repair, landscaping, painting, tree removal, and solar. Not only did she have contacts in each industry, their quotes were extremely favorable and the work was excellent. Lynn's contacts are fabulous.

I can't recommend Lynn enough.
Mar 2, 2019

Vicki recommends Lynn North

We never knew the value of a great realtor until Lynn North. In only 4 weeks, she transformed our tired 1950s rental house into the most sought-after property in the neighborhood. She coordinated dozens of people from contractors to inspectors to stagers, and then strategically managed the sale such that we received 21% over asking price. On top of that, she simultaneously orchestrated a complex transfer of funds from this sale toward the purchase of a separate home, managing other realtors, bank representatives, and three separate title companies. Throughout the process, we never felt overwhelmed or pressured. She was there for us every step of the way -- always accessible and genuinely caring -- providing insight, and guiding us through complications we didn’t even know we had. What more could you ask for?
Feb 25, 2019

Uche & Anamika M recommend Dorothy Liu

Stanford Dr. & SJ Librarian

My husband and I were looking to buy our first house. We did a lot of research prior to going to open houses. But after meeting with Dorothy Liu, we realized that we were missing many important information typical to the Bay Area.

Dorothy is very energetic, strategic, and organized in her approach to helping home buyers. We have two little kids and a very busy work life. Dorothy was very understanding and flexible. Dorothy is a skilled market researcher. If you are a first-time buyer, you want someone like Dorothy. She is patient, honest, and genuinely cares about the buyers' needs. She guides her clients every step of the way.

We strongly recommend her for your real estate needs.
Feb 10, 2019

Shiva Lim recommends Erika Ameri

We are so thankful to have found such a wonderful agent! Erika was extremely professional, meticulous and skillful throughout the whole process! She has great attention to detail and made a seeming difficult process seamless and simple! She worked diligently to answer all of our questions and was very accessible for any questions or concerns we had. It was a multiple offer situation and she presented our offer in person and worked with the selling agent until we got the property! We highly recommend Erika. She was kind, professional, funny and an overall delight to work with!
Feb 10, 2019

Shiva Lim recommends Erika Ameri

We are so thankful to have found such a wonderful agent! Erika was extremely professional, meticulous and skillful throughout the whole process! She has great attention to detail and made a seeming difficult process seamless and simple! She worked diligently to answer all of our questions and was very accessible for any questions or concerns we had. It was a multiple offer situation and she presented our offer in person and worked with the selling agent until we got the property! We highly recommend Erika. She was kind, professional, funny and an overall delight to work with!
Jan 6, 2019

Greg Klein recommends Lynn North

My fiancee and I went to an open house on a whim. We fell in love with the house and had to find an agent fast. We were referred to Lynn and could not have found a better agent. She worked quickly and thoroughly while simultaneously ensuring we made informed decision every step of the way. She was incredibly professional and brought an amazing amount of energy to her work. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their agent.
Jan 4, 2019

Melissa Dunagan recommends Carolyn Botts

We LOVE Carolyn Botts and recommend her highly to all of our friends. We have put her in two nearly impossible situations- first, trying to buy a family home in a good school district, with limited financial resources, and second, trying to simultaneously buy and sell a home in a very short time period. In both cases, Carolyn was amazing.

With our first purchase, she helped with really creative strategies to get us into a house that fit our needs.

With our second transaction, she really worked a miracle. We had a very tight timeline to prepare and sell our house. AND we needed to sell it for a high enough price to be able to complete the purchase of our new home. Carolyn had multiple teams of people to our house (handyman, appraisers, stagers, cleaners, photographers, plumbers, etc) within days and helped us complete sale of our house in under 2 weeks.

While we were full of angst and worry at the uncertainty and the process in general, Carolyn remained confident and calm throughout. She helped ease our worries, addressed our concerns and made things happen that we never thought would be possible. She is efficient, professional, very detail oriented and has a wealth of experience making things happen in this intense Bay Area market.

Thank you Carolyn for all of your help through the years and for keeping in touch with us and understanding our needs. We really feel our family would not be the same without you and your help in getting us where we are. We trust you and your judgement completely and give you our absolute highest recommendation.

Dec 31, 2018

Lisa and Steve Horowitz recommend Susan Sims

Susan Sims did an excellent job from start to finish. She is highly skilled, knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. Her warmth and professionalism inspired our confidence and dispelled any anxiety we had about selling our Los Altos house while living in the Los Angeles area. Working with a team of skilled and dependable people, Susan managed the many details and issues involved with our sale calmly and efficiently, while keeping us well advised and promptly addressing any questions or concerns we had along the way. Susan is the best. We highly recommend her.
Oct 23, 2018

Micki Klearman recommends Jim & Jimmy Nappo

Seller

Jim and Jimmy Nappo were a pure delight to work with. We decided to rent our home in Los Altos and solicited their help in finding a renter and managing the process. They met with us to understand our wishes, promptly listed the property, and quickly found us an absolutely perfect tenant. Jim and Jimmy are professional, efficient, and attentive -- the best there is!

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