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Director , California Department of Real Estate (12 years experience)
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA.
Having Anthony helping with our first home purchase was a great and positive experience. He's very knowledgable in the industry and helped answer all the questions we had. He's extremely responsive and always replied to our calls, emails and texts in a short period of time. Having no experience as a homebuyer, Anthony walked us through all the details and made sure we were aware and comfortable with our decisions 100% of the way. Anthony is very dedicated to his work as he took the time to get to know us as a couple. He asked questions and really listened to what we were looking for. After many months of searching, we found our first home! When we were in contract, Anthony took care of us and gave us more than we expected. Through all of the craziness, we made a great friend in this wonderful and stressful experience.
Response from Anthony on 11/13/2012
I am so happy for the both of you! Glad we were able to find your ideal home. Now I look forward to a long friendship. Hope to see and talk with you soon! Anthony
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Sequoyah, Oakland, CA.
As a first time home buyer, I couldn't have been luckier than to have Anthony help me with the purchase of my condo. I believe I benefited greatly from Anthony's knowledge and expertise and was confident and comfortable that he was looking out for my best interests. Throughout my home search and buying process, Anthony was very responsive to my questions and provided much-needed advice on a successful real estate transaction. I have and will continue to recommend Anthony to my family and friends and if and when the times comes when I'm looking for another property, will hopefully be able to secure Anthony, once again, as part of my home-buying team!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Richmond, CA.
Seriously could I of found a better realtor for me? I'm pretty sure I couldn't. As first time home buyer I needed schooling & encouragement all the technicalities and paper work. I looked at more homes than I can remember and it took me a while to find the right one, Anthony stuck by me and made sure me found the right house for me. After many months of searching I found the best house and attempted to got it up.Anthony made sure that I was going to walk away with those keys in the end.He made it happen and I' m writing this review from my new kitchen! If you want a realtor who's going to give you every possible option, always work over the top hard and always pull thru for you, with the exceptional negotiating skill Anthony is the your realtor ! Thanks for everything Anthony .
Anthony has a great knowledge of the Bay Area housing market and works above and beyond what I have seen a typical real estate agent do. We looked at a bunch of properties, and he has a very good idea of actual worth of homes and is not just trying to sell you anything you like, but really makes sure the property is worth your investment. I am definitely glad I have been working with Anthony.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $450K in Trestle Glen, Oakland, CA.
Life is a funny thing. After 3 college degrees and a long tunnel ahead, I had lost hope in ever owning a home. As soon as I had given up for good, Anthony made the impossible possible.
Buying cars was always a breeze. Buying a home is different and can be tedious for any beginner. Cassel made it easy...and dare I say...FUN.
He was a wealth of real estate knowledge. Most importantly, he listened to our residential needs. He presented us with options that fit within our budget. His knowledge of the loan process helped us choose the right home on a financial level. He gave us expert opinions on homes that would be a better investment in the long-run. He was a phone-call-away when we had questions. He precisely knew the local real estate trends. Most importantly, he served as our ambassador in the negotiation process.
There's not that many people in his industry that are honest, passionate about their service and operate with a high-level of integrity. This is a real, honest review. If you want the best, I know Anthony can surely help you, too.
Response from Anthony on 06/27/2012
Thank you so much for the great review! You were a pleasure to work with. I am glad we were able to find you a beautiful home in the Trestle Glenn neighborhood. If you ever have a question, don't hesitate to give me a call. All the best with your home and family! Anthony
He knows the bay area market very well (both San Francisco and the east bay). He has excellent negotiation skills, and not easily intimidated. He is very knowledgeable about renovation costs, and will give an honest opinion about value. He definitely is someone you can trust, and he will go all out for his clients.
Response from Anthony on 06/27/2012
Thanks for the kind words! Don't hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns. Best of luck to you and your family! Anthony
Bought a Multiple Occupancy home in 2012 in Prescott, Oakland, CA.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Anthony these past several months. Despite a difficult market to buy in at our price point, Anthony has been amazingly helpful and responsive, doing everything he can to help us close on our first home. He has a keen eye for property value and potential, and understands the vagaries of the bay area housing market as well as anyone I have met