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Broker Owner, California Bureau of Real Estate (10 years experience)
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.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $450K in Cabrillo, Fremont, CA.
We bought a home last year, and our real estate agent was CJ Brasiel of Fireside realty. As first time home buyers, we had little knowledge of houses and the real estate business. But CJ guided us through the whole process, and it was very reassuring to have her by our side. We were initially looking for condos only. CJ suggested that we consider single family homes too. We did and ended up buying a single family home. Now one year later, with a young baby, we are so glad that we took CJ's advice. Below I have listed the things we loved about CJ. It is a long list, but each item on the list was helpful to us as homebuyers.
- She is knowledgeable about the real estate in the south bay. She knows most neighborhoods and their pros and cons.
- She is experienced in the home buying process, especially short sales. We got a short sale, and she actually helped the seller's agent get a quick approval. Our short sale was approved in just 40 days.
- She knows a lot about homes. When we were visiting houses, she was able to give us valuable feedback about the condition of the house, as well as quick estimates for any repairs or modifications.
- She was patient in helping us find a house we liked. We visited more than 80 houses!
- Her estimates for sale prices were good. Our offer was not accepted for 3 houses, because we bid lower than what she suggested. If we had taken her advice, our offers would have been very close to the actual sale price.
- She worked hard for us. She previewed houses for us and was prompt in contacting sellers's agents. After we were in contract, she took care of everything (inspections, working with the seller's agent on the short sale, scheduling contractors to get estimates for repairs, working with the mortgage broker) till the deal was closed. When we had some issues with the sellers, she made sure that our interests were protected.
- She was prompt in getting back to us (always within a day) when we contacted her.
- She has many contacts in the real estate/services sector, and most of her recommendations for contractors/mortgage brokers etc. were good.
- After we closed on the house, she got her cleaning lady to come and clean out the home for us!
Sold a Condo home in 2006 for approximately $750K in Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA.
I worked with CJ on the sale of one house and purchase of my current home. CJ concentrates on customer service and making sure all the boxes are ticked to make sure a home is shown to its highest potential. There are so many behind the scenes activities that go on to sell a house in this market and CJ seemed to make them all happen while I was at work.
I also worked with CJ to buy my current house as well. Once I found a place that I liked, the process was fast, efficient and I was moved in. Once again, though, most of the work is behind the scenes by CJ and she is very good at communicating. She is quite good with all forms of communication so I suggest discussing your favorite form of electronic or personal communication style.