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Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Downtown, San Jose, CA.
Working with CJ was an absolute dream for this first-time home buyer. Being completely clueless with the process, CJ took just the right approach of hand-holding but also making me feel completely in control. CJ had access to a wealth of knowledge, especially as a resident of the San Jose area, and after driving me around a few times really got a sense of me as a person and was able to suggest the home I eventually bought. When negotiating, she had personal relationships with many of the other realtors, and so was able to give me fast responses and personal insights to what may be the best negotiation strategy. She had a ton of information about the whole process that she emailed - but was also very willing to talk to me via phone or text to shift through the information overload and to focus on the important aspects. When I had trouble with my mortgage company and it looked like the loan wasn't going to go through due to some technicalities, CJ went above and beyond the call of duty - including working through the weekend and around the clock, and even personally delivering our documents to a nearby UPS store with extended hours when we missed the pickup at the Title company. I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon CJ and would recommend her to anyone.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $575K in Newark, CA.
We were very fortunate to have CJ as our realtor. She was absolutely terrific to work with, and really went out her way to always be there to offer invaluable advice and answer our questions. This was our first time buying a home, so the whole process was overwhelming at times. But, with her experience and expertise, CJ was able to help guide us through the whole process. We really appreciated that she listened and was able to tailor the open houses that we visited to our needs, wants, and dislikes. She was always informative of every house that we visited, and was able to point out and comment on certain aspects and details of the house that we may need to take into consideration.
CJ also helped us to find a lender, and together we were able to get all the paperworks done and sign the closing documents within a very short amount of time. CJ was there with us every step of the way, working tirelessly and always making sure that everything proceeded along smoothly. She also brought in various contractors and inspectors and provided us with various resources to help make repairs and fix any problems that we did or may encounter.
CJ is a person that you definitely want by your side when looking for a house. We highly recommend her as someone to help you find your dream home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in East San Jose, San Jose, CA.
CJ helped us sell our home in San Jose, California. She impressed us right away with her research and professionalism. She was honest and supportive throughout the entire process of the sale of our home.
Despite some unexpected challenges with our sale, CJ was able to help us keep the process going and we are pleased with the results.
We highly recommend CJ to anybody who is looking for an experienced, knowledgable and hard working real estate agent.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $875K in Los Gatos, CA.
"Anyone who has ever bought or sold a home understands well- the stresses associated with such a process.The most critical factor in mitigating such stress is [who] you choose to represent you. How do I know this? I too am a licensed ‘realtor’ and loan officer and have worked on ‘all sides’ for more than 10 years. CJ Brasiel represents all that is “right” within this profession where so much can go wrong.
The term “best in the business” is (admittedly) over-used and inaccurate- UNLESS you are talking about CJ. She is the most dedicated, sincere, passionate and intelligent individual I have ever worked with. Her dedication to her clients, family as well as community (She just biked 600 miles from San Francisco to LA for ‘Charity’) is unparalleled. Working with her on the sale of my home, not only went smoothly and un-frenetically, but most importantly- gave me the ‘peace-of-mind’ and freedom to focus on the many other ‘moving parts’ of my life and take care of my family. In summary; CJ has earned my deepest respect and receives my highest recommendation."
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $475K in North Valley, San Jose, CA.
CJ was always very open and eager to make selling my house a good experience. She said she would get the best price for me and she did. It was much more than I expected. She answered every question I had, explained every detail and made sure I totally understood the process. She followed through on everything said she was going to do. CJ is a very caring and thoughtful person and I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to sell their house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA.
After 18 years of being in the home we raised our kids in, we decided to move to our dream home with land that we would retire in. We started out working with a couple of real estate agents who worked together in the sale/purchase. We quickly knew this wasn't a good match. I felt pressured and communication & responsiveness was not good.
After expressing concerns to our friends, they recommended CJ Brasiel who they had just worked with. Now my friend works at a title company so she works with 100s of agents & she chose CJ when they were ready to purchase a home.
From the beginning, I knew it was a good match. CJ listened to our concerns on putting our house on the market & made sure our needs and concerns were addressed. Was with us, emotionally & physically, through the entire process. There was nothing she wouldn't do to make the transaction easier on us, including helping us clean up and get ready for showing the house! Buying a new house out in the country, she sent us extensive information on what we needed to look out for, what inspections she recommended, and managed and was there for all. This was such a huge help with both of us working full time. She also had great recommendation on bank and brokers she's worked with and were extremely happy with her recommendation as well. I remember at one point asking her if she had any other clients since she was always available. She had 18. I couldn't believe it!
When the transactions were done, our daughter was sad that we might not see CJ again, she's that special. I would not hesitate to call CJ again if we decided to move. We trust her completely & she made an exciting but emotionally difficult time very smooth on our family. She's a very hard worker and and always on top of everything!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA.
Like many other first time buyers, my husband and I connected with CJ Brasiel via Trulia.com. We were searching for our house more than 1 year and she was very patient when we have changed our minds many times. We got a short sale, and without her help I think we could lose that house because seller’s agent was absolutely irresponsible and did not do his work at all. Finally, she did her and his job. She worked extremely hard on our behalf. When we were in contract, she took care of everything (inspections, contractors, mortgage broker and even cleaning in and out). Even after sale CJ continued to go above and beyond.
In our opinion, CJ is very successful because she loves people and understands their problems, she is willing to help in any way she can. Her job is outstanding. We recommend CJ for your house search and very glad we chose her as our realtor.