We have been very lucky to work with Jade and Paul. They are an incredible team. They are professional, smart, attentive, organized, and overall just really great to work with. They excel at getting their clients top dollar for their properties while making an already stressful process as as painless as possible. I feel very lucky to have had Jade and Paul by my side while selling our house.— Julie R.
I can't recommend The Talbot Team, Jade, Paul, and their team, highly enough. As a first-time seller I was, of course, apprehensive about the process of selling my home, especially in a market as hot as the one now. They are organized, informative, focused, and most helpful. When there was something that needed to be done, Jade & Paul were as clear as can be about what, how, and when to do it. I chose to self-stage my home, but Jade & Paul helped with everything from stringing café lights in the backyard, providing some additional staging props and, most importantly, guiding me through the offers process. I only wish I were in the market to buy a...— Mark B.
I was fortunate to have found James Masi when I started looking for an investment property in the east bay. As my agent, he helped me find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. He was very patient with me, as I was looking at so many homes over several months in so many different areas from the east bay to the south bay. In addition, once my offer was accepted, he didn’t stop right there. He was proactively helping me communicate with all parties like my loan consultant, the listing agent, my 1031 exchange accommodator, and the escrow officer to make sure the process went smoothly. After my escrow was closed, he continued t...— Kit L.
We worked with Jade and Paul to prep and list our house. They were fantastic! Not everything went smoothly because nothing ever does. But any time we hit a bump Jade and Paul handled it quickly and professionally even if it wasn't their responsibility. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was right. This is the hallmark of really stellar companies. By listening to their advice we sold our home for more than we dreamed was possible. See the attached picture of the garage to studio conversion they helped us with. It's stunning! I've already recommended them to close friends who also love working with them.— Jen
We enlisted Jade and Paul Talbot to sell our charming, elegant craftsman in the Upper Fruitvale/Maxwell Park neighborhood in December 2021. We couldn’t have been happier with the process from start to finish. They’re not only area specialists but they also bring unique insights into buyer demographics to provide an edge in preparing the property to appeal to the right set of buyers. They presented us with options on upgrades to make with an eye towards RoI that made it easy to make decisions. They’re technically savvy as well as very hands on, roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. This was a god-sent for us, since we’re...— Ramesh
My Fiance Jun and I bought our first home! The entire Talbot Team was responsive, reliable, and friendly throughout the entire process. Jade and Paul provided excellent communication and helped troubleshoot any issue that arose. A special thank you to Mat Kerr who was so generous with his time to view different properties and track down any questions we had as well as provide insight into the process. I highly recommend working with the Talbot Team!— Marisa
When my wife Karen and I first dipped our toes into the deep, dark abyss that is the Bay Area housing market we were naive, like young animals in the spring, unaware of the dangers that lurk around (seemingly) every corner. Little did we know that the realtors who we had engaged would be like shepherds for sheep who would guide us through every intricacy of the process and consistently make sure that we were fully aware of all of our options. As we neared the end of the negotiating process, with the paperwork coming on thick and the deadlines coming in tight, the Talbots were very responsive and on top of the details and the proper order of operatio...— Gabe
"Paul and Jade are a dream to work with! They're both personable, honest, and communicative, and they made the entire process of both buying and selling feel as low-stress as possible. We worked with Paul during our search to buy a home earlier in 2021 (and my husband had worked with him several years beforehand when he purchased a condo). The market was nuts, but Paul always made time to drive out (often through some hefty traffic) to walk through any homes we had an interest in. He had a great balance of asking our opinions while also offering up useful perspectives. Neither my husband nor I have much experience with remodeling or home improvement...— Jess K.
I can't speak highly enough for the Talbot Team! I live in Southern California so I researched Oakland agents to find them. My Glenview house was in my family since 1949 and I hated to sell but the time had come. Jade and Paul are experts on the market and not only advised me but also oversaw every aspect of the home preparation, which was somewhat extensive as there was a bit of deferred maintenance and the place needed sprucing up. I was not on site for anything, but they were, and I felt an immense trust in their expertise, integrity, and unabashed yet gentle honesty. They are very communicative and clear, quick to respond, thoughtful, sensitive,...— Gigi B
This is woefully overdue (Jade and Paul helped us buy our home a year ago!), but it’s been a busy year of showing the house some love. We started seriously looking to buy a house in January of 2020 having no clue the world consuming insanity that was soon to come. We had the pleasure of meeting Paul at an open house in early February and decided to continue to pursue looking for a home in April and May 2020. Buying a home during a global pandemic was nothing I ever expected to do, especially as a first time home buyer. Pre-pandemic we’d met several agents, but Paul was the one that made a positive lasting impact, so when it was time to get serious w...— Kimberly
It was a breeze working with Paul and Jade plus the Talbot Team. They represented us in selling our condo and buying our first home. The help with staging our condo with the wonderful photos helped to sell our property quickly. Also, with this hot sellers' market, someone from the Talbot Team was always ready to show us any property we were interested in. Their knowledge of the paperwork and processes made both selling and buying a home less stressful. If you are looking for a team to support you sell or buy a property, the Talbot Team is the best choice to make!— Alessandra
My husband and I met Jade by chance at an open house 6 weeks ago, decided to work with Talbot Team a week later, and now we’re first time homeowners!! Jade & Paul were proactive, attentive, and extremely communicative. As first time home buyers, we knew nothing about the process but they quickly got us up to speed and out seeing homes. Now that we’ve closed on our home, there are a few renovations to be made. Jade and Paul have been an invaluable resource during this phase as well. Not only are they highly skilled, but they’re very well connected and a pleasure to work with. They made this stressful process fun! We could not be happier with Talbot T...— Nia
My wife and I were introduced to Paul and the Talbot team through the recommendation of a friend who also had a good home buying experience through Paul. We were completely satisfied through the entire process. Paul is very personable and knowledgeable, and clearly enjoys what he does. Obviously, purchasing in the Bay Area during this moment was a bit stressful, but Paul made the process much better by helping us understand what and where our budget could land us. We ultimately found a great home in El Cerrito, and had a smooth closing period. He introduced us to some of his favorite contractors and got them scheduled for some improvements we wanted...— Josh
The Talbot Team was our team when we bought our home and the experience was so excellent when it came time to move cross country and sell our home we didn't even speak to anyone else. They made sure the process was smooth and helped us save money along the way. The concierge program with Compass was incredibly valuable, I highly recommend speaking with them about this option when it comes time to sell your home. In the end, we are sad that we won't be able to use this team to purchase a new home in Louisiana, but I hope this review helps other new home owners choose Paul and Jade.— Tessa
This is a triple five stars team! Absolutely fantastic execution and smooth transaction. We completely trusted Jade and Paul to run sale of our house and they delivered. We didn't have to move a finger. Everything was organized and coordinated by Talbot Team. Every step of the process was explained and key decisions were talked through. In our chaotic lives - this was unforgettable experience and a reminder on how things should be. An excellent service and execution! Thank you Talbot team! Jeff & Greg— Greg
At the beginning of 2021, as we began contemplating selling our home, postcards from the Talbot Team started appearing in our mailbox showing a number of successful sales in our San Leandro neighborhood. Many of these listed sale prices that seemed almost too good to be true. Plus, Jade and Paul touted alternative approaches to the standard move out, stage, show for two weeks, and review offers. Since we have a young child, the prospect of minimizing disruption both on the sell-side and the eventual buy-side were very attractive. So we figured we might as well see what the story was behind their listings, and added Talbot Team to the list of rea...— Andrew
We connected with Jade and Paul through a recommendation from another realtor, we were looking to sell a piece of land and these guys had a some experience working with land. For anyone that doesn’t know, selling a lot of land is a stranger of a process than a home, and it takes far longer to work through it. I can’t say enough good things about the method and mechanics and design of Jade and Paul’s strategy. I can’t say enough great things about their communication. I don’t even have the words for their positivity and drive. They created a clearly laid out plan, with a schedule for consistent updates with us, they communicated clearly about interes...— Ryan
Jade and Paul made our home buying process so enjoyable! As first time home buyers, we were nervous about entering a highly competitive market. But after sharing what we were looking for, they were able to give us greater insight and helped us strategize for our search. They understood our needs and used their expertise to guide us through the process. We were initially prepared to spend 3-6 months searching but with Jade and Paul’s help, we were able to find our house and close escrow in a little over a month! And despite all of the Covid restrictions, Jade created convenient itineraries for our weekend home tours, even adding properties that were ...— Clarissa
Working with Katie Hennessey when selling our home was an absolute pleasure. She was always a step ahead when addressing our needs, responded in a timely manner and exceeded our expectations on every level. I'd highly recommend working with her on any real estate deal.— Steph
Paul helped us buy our first home and was an incredible help. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the market and the process of buying, but he's familiar with construction and can point out issues we may not have noticed. He's done his own remodel work too and has a good idea about prices of various upgrades. I had tons of questions and Paul was always available and did a great job negotiating with the seller. He also made the house hunting part really fun! I would absolutely use him again— Kristen F.
My wife and I couldn't have asked for better support throughout our housing search. After working with another agent in the area that we felt didn't quite have the time for us, we found working with Paul and Jade to be quite the opposite. They actually care about their clients, and from what we can tell, end up being real friends with most of them. The housing market in the Bay Area is wild, but they know how to navigate it and provide the emotional support and perspective to keep at it while looking out for your best interests. Paul is super knowledgeable about construction and home improvements and Jade has a keen eye for design, and they're both ...— Kevin K.
Working with Paul made my house buying experience easy and stress-free. We found pictures of a house we liked and Paul got us in that day to see it and negotiated a great offer on the house when we decided to pursue it. He also negotiated a seller refund for an old heating system and made sure that everything was working and looked in good condition right with us while we were on site at the house. He is really involved in the home buying process and makes his clients feel comfortable and at ease as he is there to explain and walk you through anything you have questions or concerns about regarding the house. He even provides timelines, letting you k...— Candice B.
Paul and Jade the Talbot team are super hard workers, great communicators, very easy to work with and have a pulse on all current marketing skills. It was a pleasure working with them and we would highly recommend them to all our friends and family. They managed our kitchen remodel prior to putting the house on the market and managed to sell it even during these trying Covid19 months. Amazing job Team Talbot!!— Barbara M
Working with Katherine Hennessey when selling our home was an absolute pleasure. She was always a step ahead when addressing our needs, responded in a timely manner and exceeded our expectations on every level. I'd highly recommend working with her on any real estate deal— Brian G
Katie helped us buy our first home in the Bay Area, and she was wonderful to work with. Coming from out of state, we were surprised how different the home buying process is here. Katie’s knowledge of the local market is so thorough; she’s friendly and supportive with her clients and from what we saw, she has a great rapport with other agents. With Katie, we felt so valued and cared-for throughout the entire process, and we love our new home!— Jake V.
When my wife and I found out we were going to have our first kid, we knew it was time to leave the duplex and move into a home. This was such a smart, great decision during a global pandemic in the craziest housing market in the country said no home buyer ever. We spent a few months on our own taking tours, searching the apps, and driving around neighborhoods, but overwhelmingly hopeless doesn't do justice to how we were feeling during that time. That is when Jade and Paul came into our lives. From the moment we met them, we felt kindred spirits that were genuinely invested in finding a future house for our growing family. They took us on personal ...— Milad N.
Jade and Paul helped us find our perfect first home! They are a true dynamic duo - knowledgeable, professional and caring. Understood what we wanted and went above and beyond to make it come true. Grateful to have found their services and highly recommend them to any East Bay home buyers.— Vincent C.
Jade and Paul helped me sell my first home. They guided me through the process and were always quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of selling a home including aesthetics and also how to address any structural issues. They advised me on what parts of the house to focus on to get the most return. They know what appeals to today’s buyers and will help you get top dollar for your home. Also, back in 2014 Paul helped me buy my first home. He was able to get my offer chosen even though it wasn’t the highest. I would definitely use Paul and Jade again in the future— Rachael T.
I cannot recommend the Talbot Team enough. They have been so amazing throughout the entire process of selling our house, and they have made something that is inherently stressful and anxiety-inducing easier than I ever could have imagined. We decided to sell our home in Oakland and relocate to Southern California during the very uncertain period of Covid quarantine, and Jade and Paul guided us expertly through the process in a way that made us feel comfortable and safe. They were always available to give us their advice and guidance (they continue to do this even after our sale closed), and it is clear that they both love what they do. On top of all...— James R.
I can't say enough good things about working with Jade and Paul. I met Paul during a volunteer parent workday at our kids' preschool and he seemed like a real lovely, committed, and generous guy. So when we decided to move, I figured I'd take a meeting. And I'm so glad I did! I've worked with a few realtors over the last decade and I always felt I was being manipulated or ignored or that they just really didn't know what they were doing. Jade and Paul, maybe because they're young, tech savvy, and not yet bored and jaded, were just amazing. They knew everything, from the financing to the inspections to what upgrades to prioritize and why. It was just...— Sasha M.
We sold our Oakland home in Dec 2020 with Jade and Paul and couldn't have been happier with the experience. That's not an overstatement. We have two young kids and I needed to keep working even while we were going through the big process of listing and selling out home. Additionally, we needed the money from the sale of our current home to purchase our new home. Jade and Paul took all of that onto account and then recommended what turned out to be a perfect solution for us; we listed out home off market, just among other agents. Jade came over and (in a covid safe way) made recommendations of what tweaks we should make to our home decor and layout. ...— Ellie C.
Katie, Paul and Jade were informative, very responsive and the best team we could have asked for in our first home purchase. Highly recommended!— Jason A.
AWESOME, EXTRAORDINARY,ETHICAL, GIFTED, EXCELLENT COMMUNICATORS!!!!!! They should be a required role model for the entire industry! With Jade and Paul I felt that I really had advocates who had my very best interests as a very high priority. What more could you want from real estate agents? Not much more, yet they surpassed my wildest expectations with their knowledge and kindness. They worked so hard and made me feel as though I was their only client , they tended to my every question and anxiety, as well as, respecting my input and educating me on the house selling process. All details were attended to and all legalities followed precisely so t...— Oona A.
Paul was excellent throughout the whole buying process. I was a first time home buyer and I had a million little questions and Paul helped me with all of them. He was really patient throughout the process. I would highly recommend him.— David B.
We started on this most recent journey after watching their seller's webinar and having just found out we were expecting, decided to see if we could make the move in this crazy market. After previously working with Paul to buy our first home in 2018, we were excited to work with him again, but having both Paul and Jade on our team, I couldn't ask for anything more! These two seriously went above and beyond in helping us get our first home on the market, they came over for a walk-thru to help us come up with a punch list of upgrades so we could get the best ROI that would help us purchase the second home. With a tight deadline and a tight budget, we ...— Jessica S.
I really enjoyed working with Paul. I met Paul -after having a less than stellar experience with my previous agent - and less than a month later I was in contract on my new condo. Paul went above and beyond to help me purchase my first home (did way more than my previous agent who waited for me to do all the research). Paul is honest, knowledgeable about home buying/remodeling and was more than happy to answer the million questions I had about first time home buying. He's extremely responsive to questions, was always on time to appointments, and he never pressured me to put in an offer or make any decision I was uncomfortable with. I will be recomme...— Sonya T.
I went through 4 different realtors and each of them were either too busy or too inexperienced. Paul was not just a perfect balance by being available and experienced, but excelled in meeting my schedule's needs for a fast close, having extremely detailed knowledge of house construction, and guiding me confidently and patiently through the negotiations and closing processes. Look, getting a house in the Bay is crazy right now and I had no idea what to do. Paul wasn't there to just support me, but instead paved the path so I could understand what I needed to know to close on the house we wanted. We were able to close the house on our 2nd offer, an...— James M.
Paul was the absolute perfect real estate agent! Not only is he a joy to be around with his positive friendly attitude and fun sense of humor, he is also extremely hard working. He is always responsive, works crazy hours to make sure we meet our deadlines, and truly goes the extra mile for his clients. He helped us through many "tedious" tasks, like reading through hundred page long documents to give us an easily digestible summary, calling and corresponding with multiple listing agents and HOAs, showing us properties on weekends or late evenings to accommodate our schedule, etc. Even after we closed on a place, he continued to help check in on us, ...— Huan L.
Paul Talbot is an amazing real estate agent. He will work relentlessly until you find the right place. During the two plus years that he worked with us (very indecisive, first-time buyers) he never gave up. When we met him, we didn't even have a loan pre-approval, something that had already deterred other agents from wanting to work with us. Paul was happy to help us through that process and, once pre-approved, to start the more serious house-hunt. In this crazy Bay Area market, it took a long time for us to be really ready to bid. He would never show signs of impatience through the dozens of houses he would find for us. He would say, with total con...— Noela L.
Paul went 1000% beyond our expectations on all aspects of buying a new home in the East Bay. We reached out to him to view an Open House listing. He came with a few additional suggestions for us that we discussed and approve over email that all turned out to be very high on the list. He put the time and effort to understand what we were really looking for. Once we started to close in on our top choice, we asked Paul if he could show us 5 additional houses on a few mins notice on a weekday so we can be sure we've seen all the alternatives and gone with the best choice and he made it happen! We did move forward with our top choice house and put in an ...— Adil S.
As first time home-buyers, Paul was the perfect agent to work with. He's incredibly patient informative, and taught us everything we know about what it means to buy a home. Paul is an honest person, and never sugarcoated the East Bay housing market. He was incredibly flexible with his schedule and was always willing to work with meeting us on the weekends or after work. Having an agent you can rely on and trust made both of us feel so much more prepared to make the quick and tough decisions that are required to get into contract with a house. Once in escrow, he continued to be an amazing communicator, teacher, and bulldog that helped us successfully...— David K.
When we wanted to take a wild leap and sell our condo and buy a new construction home during a pandemic, we turned to Jade and Paul Talbot. Paul had helped us buy our Oakland condo five years ago, and we'd kept in touch and been impressed with their East Bay real estate expertise and marketing savvy. We were unsure about buying and selling during COVID, but once we spoke to Paul and Jade and saw how nimbly they'd adapted - including following all safety protocols, creating high-quality virtual home tours, and scheduling private showings - we knew we'd be in good hands. When we first decided to move, Paul and Jade helped us understand the tricky mar...— Kelsea M.
Paul helped my wife and I buy our first home in Oakland in 2018. He was kind, professional, and very knowledgeable about the entire home buying process including aspects of mortgages, HELOCs and refinancing. In addition, Paul also has an extensive background in home remodeling and construction thanks to his dad who was an iron worker. It was reassuring to have a realtor who was both an expert at the home buying process and home construction since we were buying a fixer upper and didn't know how much it could cost to initially remodel our house. Paul knew exactly how much each remodel project would cost and what issues we should look out for during ...— Dan G.
We reached out to Paul and Jade when we were interested in selling our home in East Richmond Heights. We had previously been working with a different realtor but felt that their communication and marketing strategies were lacking. Working with the Talbot team was a breath of fresh air. They are attentive and happy to answer all questions which was especially helpful for us since it was our first time selling a house. Their marketing strategies are current and specialize in digital/social tactics which is so important in the current real estate market. I would highly recommend Jade and Paul to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. They go above ...— Sam A.
We met Paul when he helped us find our first condo back in 2017. Paul is a lot of fun to work with, really knowledgeable, and so on top of things. He gave us great advice and guidance when it came to helping us put in our bid, inspections, etc - we ended up getting our condo (our first bid), despite not being the highest bidder. We reached out to Paul again when we were ready to sell our place this year and he was, once again, amazing. This time, Jade and Paul put together a marketing package that really helped sell our place. The process was being drawn out by the buyer, but Paul helped us navigate those waters. We closed our sale the day before sh...— Amy K.
To say that Jade and Paul were integral to our first home purchase would be an understatement. They were the first realtors that we consulted, and we knew right away that they would be reliable, thoughtful, and genuine guides throughout this daunting process. My husband and I were also first-time buyers and had so many questions, but Jade and Paul were patient every step of the way, answering each of our texts and emails with thorough explanation, going above and beyond each time. They are experts in their field, and most importantly, they are incredible individuals/partners/parents. We were so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with them...— Aram K.
My home buying journey with Paul started when I happened to mention that I had been thinking about buying my first home at a social event. He helped me through the entire process starting from introducing me with my loan officer and ended with me getting my first home. He is consistently flexible for meetings, available for questions and genuinely engaged in my home buying process. What really set Paul and my home buying experience apart was that he helped me prioritize the things that mattered most to me and partner. That experience made the entire process a whole lot easier to find the home that we wanted.— Adip S.
My partner and I recently purchased our first home with the help of Jade and Paul. As first time home-buyers, we had so many questions about the process. Jade and Paul always welcomed our questions, gave us detailed answers, and were supportive throughout the home-buying process. With their expertise, we went from being curious about buying a home to closing in less than two months! It was a pleasure working with them and we highly recommend them.— Alyssa P.
We couldn’t have asked for better realtors than Paul and Jade! They were incredibly communicative, helpful, and knowledgeable in guiding us through buying our first house. Our very first offer was accepted! We moved into a perfect home within 5 weeks of meeting Jade—in the beginning of a global pandemic, no less. We were very lucky to have found them.— Annie P.
After working with them off and on for nearly 3 years, my husband and I finally found a home that fit what we were looking for. Paul negotiated a price that was less than asking (nearly unheard of out here) and helped us through a drawn out escrow (due to the shelter-in-place order). I highly recommend Paul and Jade.— Mollie D.