Testimonials

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Gigi B

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, integrit...

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, generous beyond anything I could possibly have expected - and fantastic negotiators. The rest of the team is likewise terrific. I took Jade and Paul's advice every step and they delivered literally everything they promised. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience and recommend them unreservedly. And Compass Concierge - also fantastic.

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Kimberly

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’...

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 we knew he was the one to call. Paul was amazing! We anticipated with our budget we’d be looking more at a fixer-upper and Paul was able to talk us through potential projects in each home. After seeing our now home, we knew we had to put in an offer asap and called him on the way home from the viewing. A few nail biting weeks later (during which Jade and Paul were lovely and compassionate as I was a nervous wreck) we closed on our home! It was strange never having met the seller, but we communicated through some written correspondence that Paul encouraged us to write and I’m convinced that it is really what sealed the deal for us getting the home. Since the sale Jade and Paul have kept in touch, acting as a resource for some work we wanted to do, and have been encouraging through our DYI adventures. If you’re looking for agents that are smart, savvy, experienced, kind, funny, and overall genuinely good humans, you can’t go wrong with Team Talbot!!

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Alessandra

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...

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!

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Nia

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 wel...

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 Team. If you’ve been looking for an agent in the Bay Area, stop searching and choose Talbot Team!!

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Josh

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...

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 done before moving in. Overall, highly recommend him for your home buying experience!

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Tessa

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 hel...

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.

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Greg

"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"

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Andrew

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. S...

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 realtors we met with before selling our home. Meeting with Jade and Paul in person reinforced our impression that they were attuned to our particular needs and desires, and well-suited to sell our house in this market and in our San Leandro neighborhood in particular. They asked all the right questions to gain the information they needed to set up the sale and market the house, but without being overly intrusive or pushy about anything. They reassured us by repeatedly saying that if things got too hectic, we could always hit pause on the sale and revisit later in the year. Even if real estate agents are ultimately in the business of selling houses, it was nice to hear that we would stay in the driver's seat of the process. After an in-person meeting, a few calls and Zooms, it was clear that Jade and Paul would work hard to get the home sold in the most efficient and fruitful way possible. Jade in particular had an intuitive sense that we wanted to move quickly, and she immediately matched that by laying out a rapid, but entirely doable sale schedule. We signed on with Talbot Team enthusiastically. When the local sales market started to take off as we were prepping the home, Jade and Paul proposed a shift in sale strategy that turned out to be prescient and very sensitive to the micro-movements in the pace of local sales. And even though it required some last-minute changes on our end, the Talbots were very transparent in presenting the potential upsides along with the downsides of going for full market exposure. In the end, in the space of one month, we had gone from meeting the Talbots for the first time to having over a dozen offers to choose from---really impressive! Don't get me wrong, selling on that timetable required a lot of effort by us as the sellers, but Jade, Paul, and Stevie put tremendous effort of their own to get the house ready to show and securing dozens of showing and a set of multiple strong offers. From consulting on self-staging and design choices, advising on vendors, navigating the complicated sales contracts, and even supplying some last-minute decor, Talbot Team were dedicated to getting us our best outcome throughout. (Also, these guys are all over the little things that make it easier, like an ongoing SMS text thread, shared Google Drive folders, and stopping by to deliver/pick-up keys and so on.) In the end, we were very pleased with the sale process, and highly doubt we would've ended up where we did without the energy and work Talbot Team put into our home. After selling, we turned immediately to the buy-side, working more closely with Paul and Stevie. To be honest, in our experience, most Bay Area buy-side effort is put in by the buyers themselves, but Paul was ready with crucial inside info on what price buyers were looking for on particular properties, what certain restorations costs would be, what the drawbacks and benefits of various neighborhoods were, and helpful suggestions on the appropriate range of offer amounts when a list price was deliberately low. Happily, as buyers, we didn't get as much time to work with the Talbots as we expected, since we had an offer accepted in Oakland in our first week shopping, but the experience of getting under contract was smooth and easy. As a final note, for buyers or sellers in San Leandro: Jade and Paul are members of the community who are invested in the city and its neighborhoods and care about it as a great place to live. If you are buying or selling here, I would put them at the top of your list!

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Steph

"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."

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Clarissa

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 C...

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 not listed yet. When we found our house, they counseled us on the importance of creating a strong, clean offer while keeping in mind our personal and financial needs. They’ve also been available for helping us through our kitchen and bathroom renovation even after we closed with recommendations for contractors and design options. It’s clear they have a deep understanding of the local market and love for this work. We could not be happier with our experience working with them and with our new home!

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Oona 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 an...

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 that the transaction of selling went smoothly for both buyer and seller. As you can see, I can't say enough good things about Jade and Paul and I will remember them always. Thank you Jade and Paul. Don't hesitate to contact them-- You WON'T be sorry

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Ellie C.

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 c...

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. She has great eye; it looked so much better after we implemented her advice! But other than those smal changes we didn't have to do anything; no staging, no moving out. We had only four showings and two of them made offers. So there was very minimal disruption to our crazy lives. We got more than we were asking for (and Paul and Jade had predicted we would and encouraged us to shoot for) and the buyers agreed to our request of a two month rent back. This last part was key as it gave us time to find a new home in southern CA. We couldn't have done any of this without Paul and Jade's expert help. On top of all that, they have continued to be a resource to us as we've looked for our new home. They're not officially out agents anymore, but they're such good people and love this work so much, that they continue to be a source of guidance. Seriously if you're looking to buy or sell a home in the east bay, work with these guys!

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Milad N.

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 kind...

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 tours all over Oakland, which were especially helpful since we came from NYC and had no idea where we should even be looking. They viewed each home and neighborhood we saw as an opportunity for them to understand what was important to us and make sure they weren't wasting our time. This market is insanely competitive and wow did we feel it as soon as we made our first offer. That initial process was so much to take in as first time home buyers, but they walked us through every moment, including helping us find our financing person. We ended up coming in second, but we knew this first one was more about going through the offer process. Unfortunately, we didn't need that same experience after the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th times we made a bid. In each bid there were between 5-20 couples also making offers and each time, we were the second couple behind the accepted bid. We were at the end of our timeline and had just about given up to find a two-bedroom apartment since our lease was up. Jade and Paul didn't let us give up and kept reminding us, the only bid that we need is just the one that gets accepted. They pulled out all the stops and left no stone unturned to finally find the house we knew we wanted and on our 5th bid, a beautiful 2 story in Maxwell Park was finally accepted. Jade and Paul made sure that everything we needed was addressed by the seller, or they used their vast network to connect us with any of the missing pieces we needed to complete the purchase. I'll never forget the day I had a mini panic attack because the final costs could have been in a range of "ok this isn't too bad" to "holy hell this is way over our budget." Paul became my mini therapist and listened to each point and helped me understand the bigger picture and how the actual process would most likely play out. Having these two around for these difficult first time home-buyer anxieties was priceless. It's hard to quantify just how much they did for us, but they never made us feel like we were a burden no matter how picky we were. They also never made us feel like we were silly noobies no matter how "dumb" our questions may have been. The only thing I wish we did differently was to find them sooner. Also, they made us laugh from the moment we met them and in 2020, that was definitely a hidden perk!

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Kelsea M.

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 showing...

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 market and patiently worked with us as we figured out exactly what we were looking for. When we found the home we wanted to buy, Paul was right there, connecting us with an incredible lender and helping us quickly put in a strong offer, which was accepted! Paul had experience buying new construction and set our expectations so we were not surprised when there were delays. While we waited for the new house to be built, we worked with Jade and Paul to sell the condo we were living in. After extensive strategizing, we decided to put our condo for sale off-market so we could both continue living in it while the new house was under construction and save on staging + property prep costs. Paul and Jade advised us on how to prep our condo for sale, including connecting us with a wonderful handyman who landscaped our front yard and did some cosmetic touch-ups inside for a reasonable price. Jade arranged a lovely photo shoot and marketed the condo as a "private exclusive" with a transparent price through Compass. They leveraged their extensive network to arrange several private showings, and within days we accepted an offer significantly over the list price, which we were thrilled with. Paul and Jade skillfully negotiated a longer rent-back period so we could stay in the condo until our new home was ready. It was a tight timeline to get the condo listed and sold, and Paul and Jade adeptly managed the process from listing to close of escrow without any hiccups. We are so grateful to have worked with Paul and Jade and had such a smooth and successful buying/selling process, including lots of laughs along the way. Paul and Jade are not only knowledgeable and strategic realtors, but also patient, compassionate, and kind humans who care deeply about their community. We highly recommend the Talbot Team!

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Aram 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, ...

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, and we certainly look forward to working with them again. Thank you, guys!

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Jessica S.

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 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 did quite a bit of DIY but they helped us find the best contractors to help with the upgrades beyond our ability, and also picked out pieces that would give our home the edge it needed to sell quickly. Jade helped stay on top of the contractors, and came over several times to map out the projects with them and keep them on schedule. Thanks to their genius marketing plan, our home sold quickly and we were able to start looking for our new home! We ended up driving past a Compass "Coming Soon" listing in a neighborhood we were interested in, and they jumped on it quickly so that we could be one of the first parties to see it before it came on the market. We offered a competitive price, and were quickly accepted and in escrow for our new home within a week of closing on the old home. Paul and Jade were in constant communication with us the entire process, about 4 months start to finish, and I don't think we could've asked for a better team to guide us through the complicated real estate market, during COVID no less!

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James M.

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 un...

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, and without Paul, we probably would still be looking, no joke. I'd recommend any of my friends to Paul, and if you already have a realtor, try Paul out and compare your current one, that's what I did, and I have no regrets

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Annie 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."

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Sam A.

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 rea...

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 and beyond for their clients. Most importantly, they are great people that are interested in spreading positivity and doing business the right way.

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Jessica S.

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 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 did quite a bit of DIY but they helped us find the best contractors to help with the upgrades beyond our ability, and also picked out pieces that would give our home the edge it needed to sell quickly. Jade helped stay on top of the contractors, and came over several times to map out the projects with them and keep them on schedule. Thanks to their genius marketing plan, our home sold quickly and we were able to start looking for our new home! We ended up driving past a Compass "Coming Soon" listing in a neighborhood we were interested in, and they jumped on it quickly so that we could be one of the first parties to see it before it came on the market. We offered a competitive price, and were quickly accepted and in escrow for our new home within a week of closing on the old home. Paul and Jade were in constant communication with us the entire process, about 4 months start to finish, and I don't think we could've asked for a better team to guide us through the complicated real estate market, during COVID no less!

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Sonya T.

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 appoint...

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 recommending Paul to all of my friends! Thanks Paul!

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Huan L.

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 la...

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, guided us through our move in, made sure we understood many of the hidden rules/regulations of the HOA so that we could be well informed going into our new community. The list goes on! You'd be crazy not to work with this guy. There's a reason this guy has five stars! :)

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Noela 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 ...

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 confidence, "we would find the perfect place for you guys" and indeed he did! On our second bid, and for a price we were more than comfortable with. He also made sure the quite tricky negotiation process run smoothly, and, once the house was ours, held our hands through every step of the paper work. Since he's very knowledgeable in house remodeling himself, he even helped with the house renovations by recommending contractors, materials, walking us through the process of requesting permits in Oakland, etc. And, to our surprise, he presented us with a lovely welcome-to-the-neighborhood goodie bag! My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to have worked with him.

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Adil S.

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 alternativ...

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 offer. Paul led all the negotiations for us and even arranged for a great contractor to come in and evaluate all the work the house needed. We went back and forth three times with the offer and in the end, ended up pulling out from our offer which also created additional work and a tricky situation around receiving our initial deposit back. At this point, Paul did not have any financial incentive left in the deal but he worked his hardest to ensure that we got our deposit back. He kept us fully in the loop, calling us regularly to give us updates, and ensuring he won't rest till we got the deposit returned. And we did! We're definitely working with no one else but Paul on our next home purchase and we would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone. You will not find a better, more responsible, thoughtful, and knowledgeable real estate agent than Paul. We consider him a partner and a friend. Paul, you're amazing! Thank you.

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Adip S.

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 m...

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.

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David K.

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...

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 negotiate our contract and get us our keys in less than three weeks. On top of that, Paul's an incredibly friendly, smart, and thoughtful guy - and we're so grateful that our new house is just a few blocks away from his! TL/DR: Do yourself a favor and work with Paul! 5 stars! 2 thumbs up! Bravo! He's fantastic!

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Dan G.

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 ...

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 the home inspection. Both Paul and Jade have specialized knowledge about the housing market in the Bay Area particularly the east bay. I would absolutely recommend them for any potential homebuyer.

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Alyssa P.

"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."

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Amy K.

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 proc...

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 shelter-in-place went into effect. We loved working with Paul and Jade and would highly recommend this amazing duo.

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Mollie D.

"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."

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Vincent C.

"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."

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Rachael T.

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 thoug...

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

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Ryan

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 crea...

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 interest and inquiries, and ultimately sorted out an incredibly smooth closing. They’re experts at social media based marketing and create fantastic and interesting content that really does drive views clicks and conversations. Lastly, they’re simply good people. I would be happy and proud to recommend Jade and Paul to anyone looking for a modern realtor!

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