Silicon Valley Real Estate Team (20 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Team reviews

It is a difficult and daunting process to hire an agent to sell a home. The task is further complicated by emotions and expectations, and in my case, distance from my father's property for sale and my own home. I needed more than an agent, I needed an advocate that would manage improvements, upgrades, staging, and many other tasks that arise when a seller like myself is far removed from the property that is being prepared for sale. I found the right team with Eric and Janelle Boyenga and I hope this review helps you in your decision making process to engage The Boyenga Team for selling your property. When I began the task, I found it overwhelming. Many agents stepped up willing to deliver presentations, promises, and personalities in a very strong market that is the Silicon Valley. Having signed a few contracts for prior home sales, I am well aware that it doesn't take much time after the ink has dried to find out if your decision was a good one or not. To avoid a costly mistake of personality over performance, I used the following checklist to narrow my interview selection: *Exposure *Area Market Share *Current sales *References *Performance Ratings and Reviews Once I narrowed it down to three or four candidates, I then scheduled a day to drive to the area and attend several Open Houses as a 'secret shopper'. My goal was to inspect first hand presentation, material on hand, knowledge of property and area, and find out how each would treat me as a potential buyer. It was also important to me to find out if the agents representing the home actually attended their own open houses, and when they could not, if they had a team member present that represented the property with the same level of knowledge as the primary agent would. The Boyenga Team fit all my criteria and passed the audition. Once I signed with them, they transformed a good property into a great one - on budget and on time. They stayed in constant contact with detailed updates after each open house. They delivered regular communications on strategy and market conditions, always prompt to reply to my inquiries, and delivered me many offers with one resulting in a top dollar quick close sale. I strongly recommend Eric and Janelle Boyenga with confidence. Sincerely, Gary Malfatti

  

08/29/2015 - Junos
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.975M in Ortega, Sunnyvale, CA.

It is a difficult and daunting process to hire an agent to sell a home. The task is further complicated by emotions and expectations, and in my case, distance from my father's property for sale and my own home. I needed more than an agent, I needed an advocate that would manage improvements, upgrades, staging, and many other tasks that arise when a seller like myself is far removed from the property that is being prepared for sale. I found the right team with Eric and Janelle Boyenga and I hope this review helps you in your decision making process to engage The Boyenga Team for selling your property. When I began the task, I found it overwhelming. Many agents stepped up willing to deliver presentations, promises, and personalities in a very strong market that is the Silicon Valley. Having signed a few contracts for prior home sales, I am well aware that it doesn't take much time after the ink has dried to find out if your decision was a good one or not. To avoid a costly mistake of personality over performance, I used the following checklist to narrow my interview selection: *Exposure *Area Market Share *Current sales *References *Performance Ratings and Reviews Once I narrowed it down to three or four candidates, I then scheduled a day to drive to the area and attend several Open Houses as a 'secret shopper'. My goal was to inspect first hand presentation, material on hand, knowledge of property and area, and find out how each would treat me as a potential buyer. It was also important to me to find out if the agents representing the home actually attended their own open houses, and when they could not, if they had a team member present that represented the property with the same level of knowledge as the primary agent would. The Boyenga Team fit all my criteria and passed the audition. Once I signed with them, they transformed a good property into a great one - on budget and on time. They stayed in constant contact with detailed updates after each open house. They delivered regular communications on strategy and market conditions, always prompt to reply to my inquiries, and delivered me many offers with one resulting in a top dollar quick close sale. I strongly recommend Eric and Janelle Boyenga with confidence. Sincerely, Gary Malfatti

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Response from Eric & Janelle on 08/31/2015

WOW! You make us sound like the Dream Team. We know it was emotional for you to sell your father's property and do feel fortunate to have won you over. THANK YOU for your help in making this a success. We could not have done it without your confidence in our ability to perform.

 

  

08/22/2015 - Tim Altman
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $2.1M in Serra, Sunnyvale, CA.

The Boyenga team helped us buy our first home in one of the most competitive markets in the nation. They were superb communicators, available day and night, and willing to explain every detail of the home-buying process. The Boyenga's let us have as much freedom as we needed to find multiple houses we were interested in, then did an impressive amount of research on each house and location to come up with the ideal price range. The offer price was totally our decision and for the home we ended up purchasing, their price range was spot on to keep us in the running against another potential buyer bidding against us. When the negotiating started, Janelle's expertise really kicked in. She worked with us to make the most competitive counter-offer possible and convinced the sellers that we were the best buyer for their home. Throughout the entire closing process, the Boyenga team remained engaged and helpful every step of the way. They offered advice when needed and recommended contractors to help with work we wanted done before moving in. I can't imagine working with a better team to buy a home!

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06/22/2015 - ChipNDale
Bought a home in 2015 in Serra, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.

Buying a single family house in the bay area in a rising economy is not easy. Add in a strong sellers’ market and things gets competitive enough. That makes getting a beautiful house, in a sought-after neighborhood, at the price you want next to impossible! But that’s exactly what team Boyenga did for us! We started working with them in February this year and were very impressed by their professionalism and knowledge of the neighborhood. Janelle, Darcy , and Eric guided us through the entire buy process and their tips were always so useful. They were always on top of things and in constant communication with us. This team has been in the business for such a long time that they have perfected all the elements of buying/selling real estate to a T. What’s great about them is that they are not done with you once the buy transaction is over. They will guide you through settling in and making updates to your house with the help of their excellent network of skilled vendors. We are very thankful to Paula who has been a huge help recommending us various vendors on getting remodel work done on the house. In a nutshell, the experience we’ve had working with Team Boyenga has been simply phenomenal! We love our new house and trust this is the best place for our kids to grow. We look forward to continue working with them on the sale of our current townhome. Thank you Team Boyenga; we cannot recommend you enough!

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06/15/2015 - kmcgraw3
Bought a home in 2015 in Serra, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.

We are so happy we chose the Boyengas when buying our home. We had quite a few requirements for the home (larger than standard lot size, quiet street, 2 stories, guest room with bath for in-laws). We also didn't have much time. There was nothing on the market meeting all of our criteria so we were assuming we would have to compromise on something in order to move in by the time school starts. However, the Boyengas reached out to all their Sunnyvale connections and found a house matching all of our criteria that we were able to buy off the market and avoid the bidding wars. We are beyond thrilled!

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05/17/2015 - user4314216
Sold a home in 2015 in Los Altos, CA 94022.

The Boyenga Team did an outstanding job in helping us understand the local real estate market and determining what needed to be done to optimize our potential success in selling our property. Very professional, and action oriented.

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05/14/2015 - Kbarnes
Sold a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $1.475M in Saratoga, CA.

We interviewed 3 firms to sell our home in Saratoga. As a long time Bay Area Technology Exec I wanted the best people and a team who could do a turn key process with great results. We selected Janelle and Eric Boyenga. We were impressed with the entire process - interview, contract, staging, sales process, rapid deal review, great price and closing. Sales price well over asking and 3+ weeks from handshake to offers reviewed. Their entire team was stellar! We would heartily recommend them to you.

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05/13/2015 - keith barnes8
Sold a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $1.475M in Saratoga, CA.

We interviewed 3 firms to sell our home in Saratoga. As a long time Bay Area Technology Exec I wanted the best people and a team who could do a turn key process with great results. We selected Janelle and Eric Boyenga. We were impressed with the entire process - interview, contract, staging, sales process, rapid deal review, great price and closing. Sales price well over asking and 3+ weeks from handshake to offers reviewed. Their entire team was stellar! We would heartily recommend them to you.

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Response from Eric & Janelle on 05/14/2015

We feel fortunate that we were the chosen team to represent you. You were amazing clients. There is no way we would have had such successful results without your cooperation and help. We wish you the best for your next chapter. Sincerely Eric, Janelle & Team

 

  

04/15/2015 - robinh567
Sold a home in 2015 in Serra, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.

Escrow closed today on the second of two properties I had Eric & Janelle sell for our family trust. They exceeded my expectations every step of the way during this process. I live in another state and could not be in the Bay Area for every detail so it was very reassuring that Eric & Janelle were so willing and capable of handling everything that needed attention. They oversaw all the cosmetic upgrades that both properties needed which resulted in sale prices that exceeded our expectations. Janelle was excellent in keeping me informed as things progressed. When you hire Eric & Janelle you also get their awesome assistant Paula. Together they are an excellent team. Our association with them has been a wonderful, stress free experience!

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04/11/2015 - ski2919
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $725K in Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA.
Primary point of contact: Paula

We worked with Paula on the Boyenga team and she was absolutely fantastic. She was always reachable and so knowledgeable of the area (we were looking in Blossom Hill). In this market, having the right real estate agent is key to getting a home. Paula and her team were wonderful and I know that we wouldn't have the home we have now without their hard work and perseverance. Even after the sale when a typical real estate agent's job is finished, Paula has helped us with getting renovations started, explaining all the new ins and out of owning a home (taxes, utilities, etc), and in general has helped us out tremendously transitioning to our new home. We couldn't be more pleased with our service and experience with her and the Boyenga team. They have a great reputation in this area for good reason. If you're looking for a home in the area, I highly recommend giving them a call.

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04/09/2015 - jhk41
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.675M in De Anza, Sunnyvale, CA.

Eric and Janelle, along with the entire Intero Team made our home sale as easy as it could possibly have been. They were professional, personable and efficient. Our home was on the market for a week and escrow closed in 21 days. Selling a family home is never easy , but thanks to the Boyenga Team, it was memorable.

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