I’m excited to finally celebrate this sweet family’s new home purchase. Derek and Naomi actually closed escrow a month ago, but due to various travel plans we were unable to do a proper in-person key hand-off until this past weekend as they were moving in. These two came two me a couple of years after the first time they tried to buy in Oakland. At that time, they made offers on a handful of properties with no success, and they simply didn’t feel any urgent need to keep pushing. When we met, the challenges of weathering a pandemic in a San Francisco apartment with a toddler had created the sense of urgency--or should I say the focused attention needed:)--to buy their first home.
Congratulations to our clients, Andrew and Katie, for pulling off the most epic (and efficient!) home transition ever.
Andrew and Katie contacted us a few months ago to sell their home in San Leandro. It was time to upsize and they were interested in hearing about how to sell their home while living in it. They needed the proceeds from their home sale to make a home purchase and we helped them map out their transition.
Meagan and Milad wrote four offers before getting their offer accepted on 2956 55th Ave in Maxwell Park. The home had been sitting on the market for two months! The disclosure packet did not offer any reports, so we advised Meagan and Milad to offer BELOW asking price with all contingencies in place.
Once they were in escrow, they paid for reports out of pocket and found out every detail about the home. Paul went to battle for 10+ long days of negotiations with the other side. Meagan and Milad ended up with a 12k price reduction and a 3k credit toward closing costs from the seller/listing agent. Woo!!
2015, Kelsea and Alberto first stepped into 501 Merritt and they simply knew immediately that it was "The One." Paul was their agent at the time, and he helped them beat out all (16!) other offers.
Five years and one baby later, it was time for Kelsea and Alberto to move on. They bought a new construction home in Castro Valley, and contacted us to help them with the sale of their Lake Merritt condo.
"What we fell in love with was that it wasn’t a cookie cutter home. There is so much history and character to the house. It’s a house that was loved and now we get to love it in our way and put our mark on it."
Steph came to me a couple months ago, ready to buy her first place. Having spent the last few years in the heart of SF, enjoying city life, she was ready to settle down a bit and return to her roots in the East Bay to be closer to her parents, twin sister, and brand new baby niece. Steph watched our Home Buying in the Bay Area webinar and scheduled a meeting with Paul and I for a couple of days later. We met on a Friday afternoon, and by Sunday we were touring homes. Steph made her first offer less than a week from our initial consultation.
We were so thrilled to hand off keys to our clients, Aram and Mike, in April 2020. Aram and Mike fell in love with the panoramic bay views of this El Cerrito home. They wrote a strong offer with killer terms, but they did not submit the highest offer. In fact, they were off by quite a bit.
After 6 weeks, 8 tours, 4 offers, and one anxiety-producing round of negotiations, I got to experience the gratifying moment of handing Kendra and Denisse keys to their first home! But let’s rewind and let me tell you the story of how we got here. Denisse teaches Kindergarten and Kendra works as a film editor on educational courses.
Jason and Angel had their initial buyer consultation with Paul and Katie at the end of December. One week later, they went on their first home tour with Paul at 12pm. They decided to write an offer right then and there. Paul drove home, drew up the offer, sent it for signatures, and four hours later they were IN CONTRACT!!
Jamie is music producer and recording engineer, who decided to follow his dreams and start a music studio in LA (sooo cool, right?!). Ellie works for Waymo and will be tele-commuting (and traveling for work once traveling is a thing again). Since Ellie and Jamie needed to sell their house BEFORE they bought their second home, we strategized with them to come up with an approach that allowed for minimal disruption to their lives.
Dan and Jessica are expecting their first baby in the spring. When they received our announcement about our Seller Webinar in September, they thought they'd check it out to see what we had to say. Preparing a home for sale, selling a home, and transitioning into a new home during a global pandemic didn't exactly seem like the most appealing idea at the time. However, they left our webinar feeling inspired, and we set up a walkthrough the following week.
Clarissa and Nate just edged out the competition on this San Leandro fixer upper, coming in ahead of 7 other offers (but just by a hair, which is the idea scenario!). They saw the potential immediately, and so did baby Levi, who lit up when we toured the home for the first time.
We are extremely communicative, tech-savvy, and knowledgeable of the latest market and design trends. In addition, we are one of the few Green Certified real estate teams in the Bay Area.