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FordPlowright
Realtors, Real Estate Licence, CA (24 years experience)
11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

 
- Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2014 - eskchoi
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in Paradise Park, Oakland, CA.
My husband and I recently bought our first home in the NOBE area. From the beginning of our house searching I knew I wanted Colette and Anja to be our agents. I first met Colette at one of the open houses that we randomly went. Being first-time-home-buyers we had a lot of questions and Colette answered our questions so sincerely at the site and we had a good impression of her. When we actually got together to go over our house hunting process, it was confirmed that the first impression we got was so true. They knew the area and the current market situation very well. Also what we really liked about them was how frank and honest they were with us. As first-time-home-buyers we were anxious about pretty much everything (even after all that researching and reading of online postings and reviews!) But whenever I talked to them (they were super responsive!), Colette and Anja would take time to patiently explained to us what was going on and what will be the next step. That helped us to go through and understand the process easily and so smoothly. Another thing I want to mention is that they were so professional. Not only did we realize that through our experience with them, but also the whomever we met in the industry (mortgage broker, inspector, seller, etc) kept telling us how Colette and Anja are and are known as one of the top agents in the area. We are so happy that we got to work with them for this important step of our life. And we highly and highly recommend them!
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2014 - user0338674
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $2.125M in Fairview Park, Berkeley, CA.
My husband and I sold our home in Berkeley, CA and are so happy that we chose Anja and Colette as our agents. They are fabulous! From our first contact, they were amazingly responsive. They also brought total integrity to all of their dealings with us. They knew the market inside and out, and worked diligently to guide us on needed improvements to prepare our house for sale without wasting time on unnecessary changes that were not likely to add value. Anja and Colette know what matters most to buyers, and focus sellers' attention on that. They also provided expert (and essential) guidance on all legal aspects of the sale. Anja and Colette did tremendous research to identify properties that really were comparable, and continued to update their analysis up to the day our house was listed for sale to determine an appropriate listing price. Anja and Colette also worked beautifully as a team, which helped since we felt one of them was always available to answer a question (or calm a frayed nerve--selling one's home can be overwhelming!). They are very well connected with a wide range of trades people, so whatever needs to be done, they have a recommendation. In addition to our outstanding experience with Anja and Colette as agents and individuals, we also felt very well cared for with Grubb as the broker. They arranged for an excellent stager to prepare our house for sale, who was delightful to work with and transformed the space. Grubb also put substantial effort into marketing the property, and we are sure the market exposure was greater than it would have been with other firms. We can't recommend Anja and Colette highly enough. They provide a perfect combination of professionalism and personal touch. You will begin the process of selling your home working with them as real estate professionals, and end up with new friends. What a wonderful experience!
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2014 - robineo
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Berkeley, CA.
Simply put: this team is a perfect example of the highest professional excellence. They are experienced, and scrupulous about details; they skillfully and knowledgeably guide the process from beginning to end in the least stressful way possible to negotiate the best possible deal. They know the market. They're not only reliable and hardworking, trustworthy and smart -- they are also available at a moment's notice and they return calls immediately, always offering to go that extra mile -- with enthusiasm. I was able to close on my dream house in a highly competitive market, where I was competing against many other strong offers. I never felt I wasted any of my time -- Anja is intuitive and understood exactly what I was looking for in a house. They are on top of it -- responsive, caring and impeccable about seeing the transaction through from start to finish.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2014 - jennyelder
Bought a Single Family home in 2004 in Walnut Creek, CA.
After working with many real estate agents both domestically and internationally over the past 25 years, when we were transferred to the Bay Area we were recommended to Anja and Colette with the The Grubb Company. After working with them for almost 6 months, we can confidently say that this team is head-and-shoulders above every other agent and agency we've ever encountered – both in the searching phase but also in managing the actual close (and beyond). Between the two of them, we always felt they listened carefully to our needs, took excellent care of us and offered us superb direction and ideas. They are resourceful scouts, informed educators and have an amazing team of specialists at their fingertips. They were consistently pro-active on our behalf. Not only did they update us via the MLS database and alert us to new properties, but they also consistently found properties ready for sale but not yet listed, which is how we found our home. They carefully read and explained disclosures, organized experts and inspectors, researched sales, comparables, and calculated closing costs for every property we showed an interest in. We never felt pushed into a property and were gently and diplomatically warned of shortcomings when they felt the property was not right or did not meet our needs. Knowing that agents can get quite busy, we were particularly impressed by their responsiveness. They are both extremely energetic, have a good sense of humor, and also highly organized with a great deal of common sense. Writing several offers in a heated market, Colette and Anja worked tirelessly to strategize and negotiate us into escrow and we found our dream house and were in contract! What we did not realize until we were in contract was how important it is to work with a company that has the scale and back-office muscle as the Grubb Company. The coordination of paperwork, legal expertise, financial know-how, and scheduling made the process flow smoothly and gave us the absolute confidence that we were in good hands. After the close, the office sent us a CD with the entire purchase file and Anja and Colette provided us with papers that were needed for our tax accountant. We know that Anja, Colette, and the Grubb Company will be a life-long real estate resource to us and we can not recommend them highly enough!
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Address:
The Grubb Company
3070 Claremont Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94705
Office:
(510) 593-8376Click to view
 
Mobile:
(510) 593-8376Click to view
 
Fax:
(510) 652-0114Click to view
 
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Screen name:
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Member since:
01/15/2007
Licenses:
  • 01351797 (Real Estate Licence, CA)
Languages:
German