Yasmine helped me find and buy the house of my dreams in 2011. She really listened to everything I said I needed and wanted in a home in terms of neighborhood qualities, layout, and ammenities and made sure I got to see a wide range of options throughout the process to help hone my 'must have' list and get more focused.
She orgnaized many tours where we would go look at many houses and she was helpful in pointing out pluses and minuses on houses that I was too inexperienced to see which definitley saved me from leaping toward a bad decision.
When I found my perfect house, Yasmine spent her Saturday getting the offer to the listing agent and made sure that my offer would be accepted over the other offer on the table AND also keep me protected in case something came up during inspections. Yasmine has a great rolodex of people to do inspections and other consultations which made everything go super quick and also get me the info I needed to feel good about my purchase. The house was a shortsale and I think Yasmine's persistent follow up made it move quicker than most (about 6 weeks) and the deal was super clean (I did not pay a lot of extra's that many short sales come with).
This was in 2011 and at one point I was getting tired of looking and thinking of waiting and Yasmine had the foresight to push me to keep at it as this was a good time to buy that would not last. I am sooo happy I kept at it as within 6 mos of closing, prices in my neighborhood started zooming up and within a year the house was appraised for 20% . If I had waited, I would not have been able to afford this house or any in this neighborhood (Glenview, Oakland)
I still LOVE my house and never have had one moment of buyers remorse and am so grateful I had Yasmine guiding me to this happy ending!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Danville, CA.
Yasmine did a great job helping me sell my parents-in-law's townhouse. We sold the house in less than one week, at a great price and with a clean close. Yasmine clearly knows how to price listings in the Danville market. She was also super reliable, efficient with my time, assertive and hard working. I highly recommend working with her.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $700K in Danville, CA.
We recently moved from the East Coast and not knowing anyone locally, we decided to interview several realtors and chose Yasmine. Our requirements were 1) knowledge of the town especially experience raising children through all three school levels 2) connections to and good experiences with contractors, inspectors, etc. 3) a great eye for details and 4) great negotiation skills.
Previously, we looked at 30 homes over 3 months on several house hunting trips, only to come up empty. When we arrived into the area into temporary housing, we selected Yasmine and she made the experience of looking for a home much less stressful. Working with her a true delite! We had no knowledge of California architecture, building codes, HOAs, and all the other little transaction details, Yasmine pointed out many things we would not have noticed.
We had a very challenging transaction because of a compressed closing schedule due to a very, very difficult seller. This was probably the most challenging closing out of the five we've been through after living in several states. Yasmine was rational, reasonable, calm, and always looked out for our best interests as buyers. She found multiple technical issues with the offer process with the sellers' realtor and was constantly on top of the deal. Her customer service and professional approach was outstanding!
Over the years, realtors we've found who are honest and fair become trusted friends and advisors and we refer a lot of people to them. I'm happy to say that Yasmine is now in that league, and we look forward to recommending her services, as we could always trust her judgement, advice, and recommendations.
Yasmine, is definitely full service Real Estate Professional. I had the pleassure of experiencing many different services. She first listed and Sold my home, then found the perfect house for my family purchases and then when traveling aboard for work she helped lease my home dureing the entire time. She is professional and always makes the extra effort to make certain there is success.
"I had my eyes set on an early 1900’s Victorian in Newcastle, CA that had never been listed. I contacted Yasmine to see if she could find ownership information on the property and to my surprise she did more! She convinced the owners to sell and the transaction was ratified in 2008. Yasmine Austere is a consummate professional who manages her client relationships with the utmost of integrity and savvy. Her sense of urgency and experience invokes a can do mentality with those fortunate enough to work with her. She has a keen sense of finding unrealized new opportunities and consistently delivers result beyond expectations. Yasmine consistently brings her “A” Game to the team!”
Yasmine took on a small property that needed some cosmetic/handyman help, and turned it into a fresh, clean sellable property for very little cost. Better yet, Yasmine found competent contractors, managed them and got low bids for us. The condominium was cleaned up, listed, and sold within 2 months of first contact with Yasmine. Finally, this property was in Rossmoor, and it was Yasmine's first time selling there! She maneuvered through the bureacracy and HOA requirements as if she already knew what was needed. We were able to get what we needed in terms of price despite the shortfalls of the property. We couldn't be more pleased with Yasmine and her professionalism throughout the process. Thank you, Yasmine!