We have more than 50 years combined experience helping home buyers and sellers in the San Francisco East Bay. These are just a few examples of comments from our happy clients.
“Bernard recently helped us purchase a home in the Bay Area while we were living on the East Coast. He was always available by phone and answered his email quickly as well. Because we lived so far away, we initially asked him to show houses to my family members, which he was happy to do even though that meant some extra effort to coordinate with them.
Bernard always took careful note of which properties were interesting to us from Realtor.com and added his own suggestions, invariably good options based on what we had told him we wanted. He has a lot of experience as a full-time Realtor, and his assessment of houses was spot-on. He is quite relaxed but was happy to offer useful opinions when we asked.
When we finally found a great place, Bernard helped us through the negotiation process. He had sensible advice for us when we wanted an opinion about putting together an attractive but reasonable offer. Negotiations went smoothly, even from a coast away and with some back-and-forth through the seller agent.
Finally, based on the inspection process, I am convinced that he knows or knows of every contractor in the East Bay. Although I initially thought that I would want to choose my own inspectors, I am glad we went with his recommendations. He always got us in touch with an inspector or contractor who could make our job a priority and seemed to know his business (the guy who did the whole house inspection especially impressed me) which made the house-buying process much easier.”
John & Lisa Jancarik
“We recently contracted with Bernard Gibbons to sell our parent’s home after their deaths. We cannot speak highly enough about the quality of the service Bernard provided for us. As we live out of state, the prospect of getting a home ready for market long distance was rather daunting. Fortunately for us, Bernard took out all the worry. He gave us expert advice on what we needed to do to make the home as marketable as possible within our budget, and hooked us up with great contractors. He really has a wealth of information on local contractors and services. He checked on the progress of the work being done on the home often, and kept us informed at each step of the process, which saved us a lot of time and money by not having to make long distance trips ourselves. He was very patient and prompt when dealing with any questions and concerns we had about the process, and any recommendation he made always proved to be exactly on the mark. Plus, he was very available, always returning our calls promptly and very flexible when arranging to meet in person.
When it came time to list the home, Bernard was very savvy about exactly how to market it/price it to ensure that it was very appealing to potential buyers, and to ensure that we got the highest selling price possible. And when we were inundated with offers on our home, Bernard expertly identified which offer made the most sense to accept, which helped the closing process go very smoothly, and got us a great price on the home. We ended up selling the home very quickly for much more than our asking price, and with very few problems or worries–all thanks to Bernard. He’s an expert professional who provides fantastic service, and we highly recommend him for your real estate needs.”
“I can’t praise Bernard enough. I first became aware of him through his very useful neighborhood newsletter. I eventually contacted him and he helped me compile a list of items to prepare the house for sale. Having talked to other realtors, I knew this list made the most sense. When a painter seemed too expensive, he found a less expensive one. When the termite report seemed expensive to fix, he found another less expensive.
When the house was ready, he knew exactly what to do: advertising and conducting open houses, making a beautiful brochure, building a professional level website with a video walk-through.
He prepared the brokers on the items that must be in the offers and we received seven offers all over the asking price.
I’m convinced that Bernard got me the very best deal for the least effort.”
“The buyer for our home was a VERY difficult person, Michelle did an outstanding job in keeping the situation under control. We choose Michelle after interviewing 3 other agents and were glad we did. She is a very professional and caring person.”
Carol and Jack Webster
“I found Michelle to be the most informed Agent we have encountered in 5 Real estate Transactions. She maintained a high energy level and worked tirelessly for us. I highly recommend her to anyone in search of a home.”
Gene and Betty Barnette
“We recently worked with Bernard Gibbons on the sale of our home in San Ramon. I cannot say enough good things about the job he did and would heartily recommend him without reservation.
He is extremely knowledgeable about the East Bay market and about real estate in general. He developed a comprehensive marketing plan and provided great advice regarding prepping the house for sale. During the sales process, he made all of the right moves as conditions changed. He worked tirelessly to help us no matter what issues arose.
We think so highly of Bernard that we recommended him to our son who is first-time buyer.”
Bob & Cathy Danielson
“Michelle is very professional. She is warm and gracious. She is also very cool and collected under pressure. We are life long clients.”
Joe and Susan Sakek
“Michelle worked very hard for us during the sale of our home which was fast and professionally handled. The search for our replacement home was stressful as we lost out on some of the homes we bid on. Michelle was always available for our phone calls and our hundreds of questions along the way. She was caring and professional even during a couple of near melt downs. She is a great agent.”
Bill and Roz Brickner
“When we decided to sell our Twin Creeks home we chose Bernard to represent us because he came well recommended by some friends who had previously worked with him buying and selling their homes. We couldn’t be happier with Bernard’s high level of professionalism, expertise, courtesy and dependability throughout the entire process. He and his team kept us clearly apprised every step of the way. We would not hesitate to work with Bernard again, and in fact, we look forward to it.”
Bob & Lori Kinsey
“Bernard- Let me take the time to thank you for your assistance in the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our new home. As a busy professional, time very often is of the essence. Your flexibility in meeting us to view homes was a God-send in balancing busy work life with finding a new home. Moreover, your professionalism and organization (getting the price right was the key) undoubtedly aided in the quick and efficient sale of our home. We are grateful to you for your service. Our family LOVES our new home.”
Landon & Cathy Edmond
“Bernard, thank you so much for your excellent help and advice while selling our home last August. You prepared a comprehensive marketing plan and executed it to the letter. We feel that this, along with your constant communication and feedback allowed us to complete the sale in a reasonable period of time and get our price! Thanks once again.”
Lloyd and Jutta Lederer
“Michelle was attentive to our every need. She was available to us at any time and was responsive to all our questions and concerns. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and we would gladly use her for future transactions.”
Vince and Vindy Williams
“Michelle was referred to us as a Top Producer in Danville. Michelle is truly a professional, No Nonsense, down to earth, enthusiastic, sincere also she works hard, we would definitely use her again.”
Tom and Marie Mortonson
“Michelle came highly recommend by our neighbor we interviewed her and agreed. Michelle always kept us well informed she is a great communicator throughout a complicated and difficult transaction. There is not enough space to relay how highly we regard Michelle. This is the 3rd house we have sold and no other agent has come close to being the Realtor that Michelle is. We did not know Michelle before the transaction, we certainly will use her again and would also recommend her highly to others, she is invaluable!”
Bill and Teresa Hornbach
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