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Holly Noto

Agent

12 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (17 years experience)

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

Ratings & Reviews

OMG Holly just helped us close on another house and saved us a bundle in addition to getting us vastly over asking on the house we were selling! I would not even think about working with anyone else if I had to buy or sell another house. We all know that the process of buying and selling is super stressful! Holly helped make the whole thing much smoother. 1) Very strong negotiator: Holly was able to help us strategize on a list price and a strategy that netted us more than $100K over our expectations in a fairly soft bay area market (El Granada) when we sold our home. Furthermore, she was able to help us win the bid on the house we have today in San Mateo even though we weren't the highest bidder. That was based on her advice on when to place the offer, where the price point needed to be and how to structure our contingencies. We got the second house we put an offer down on which is very rare in San Mateo real estate market right now! I credit that to her expertise on advising us an her negotiation skills. 2) Extremely accommodating: Throughout the process of selling our coast side home and buying a house on the peninsula, Holly was available over email, text and phone for all of our questions and freak-out moments. She helped talked my husband off a ledge a few times ;-) and never made us feel like we were putting her out at all - it was all just "part of her job". She helped coordinate inspections, contractors, all sorts of stuff without a fuss! She was such a God-send! 3) Excellent network: When we worked with Holly several years ago to sell a home, she actually helped us decide to take it off the market when it softened in 2006-2007, helped us find a renter, then helped find a buyer when the house wasn't even on the market! Without Holly and her network of people across the bay area and coast side, we never would have been able to sell our house in Moss Beach when it wasn't on the market! And we got a pretty good price too! Thanks Holly! Furthermore her office is connected with both a title company and a mortgage broker, making it a one-stop-shop. Super convenient for two full time working parents that travel! We worked with Holly 7 years ago when we bought and sold homes. We worked with her again in 2015 for buying and selling. If we ever have to move again, she's our first call. I'd highly recommend giving Holly a call if you need a realtor, she's fantastic!

  

05/15/2015 - Elissa McQuaid
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.35M in Southeast Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA.

OMG Holly just helped us close on another house and saved us a bundle in addition to getting us vastly over asking on the house we were selling! I would not even think about working with anyone else if I had to buy or sell another house. We all know that the process of buying and selling is super stressful! Holly helped make the whole thing much smoother. 1) Very strong negotiator: Holly was able to help us strategize on a list price and a strategy that netted us more than $100K over our expectations in a fairly soft bay area market (El Granada) when we sold our home. Furthermore, she was able to help us win the bid on the house we have today in San Mateo even though we weren't the highest bidder. That was based on her advice on when to place the offer, where the price point needed to be and how to structure our contingencies. We got the second house we put an offer down on which is very rare in San Mateo real estate market right now! I credit that to her expertise on advising us an her negotiation skills. 2) Extremely accommodating: Throughout the process of selling our coast side home and buying a house on the peninsula, Holly was available over email, text and phone for all of our questions and freak-out moments. She helped talked my husband off a ledge a few times ;-) and never made us feel like we were putting her out at all - it was all just "part of her job". She helped coordinate inspections, contractors, all sorts of stuff without a fuss! She was such a God-send! 3) Excellent network: When we worked with Holly several years ago to sell a home, she actually helped us decide to take it off the market when it softened in 2006-2007, helped us find a renter, then helped find a buyer when the house wasn't even on the market! Without Holly and her network of people across the bay area and coast side, we never would have been able to sell our house in Moss Beach when it wasn't on the market! And we got a pretty good price too! Thanks Holly! Furthermore her office is connected with both a title company and a mortgage broker, making it a one-stop-shop. Super convenient for two full time working parents that travel! We worked with Holly 7 years ago when we bought and sold homes. We worked with her again in 2015 for buying and selling. If we ever have to move again, she's our first call. I'd highly recommend giving Holly a call if you need a realtor, she's fantastic!

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06/23/2014 - zuser20140623091546230
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.625M in San Carlos, CA.

My husband and I recently worked with Holly in selling our home in San Carlos. We chose Holly because of the wonderful experience our son and his fiancé had when she helped them purchase their first home. Holly is the consummate professional. She handled every detail and made this stressful process much more bearable. I always felt that Holly had our best interests at heart and she worked hard to ensure we accomplished our goals regarding price and timeframe for selling.

We were in a unique position in that we didn't need to sell our home, we just decided to test the market. Had we not gotten the price we wanted, we would have stayed in the house. Also, we didn't want the process to drag on and would have pulled the listing if we didn't sell quickly. Knowing all this, Holly expedited the entire process and was able to sell our house in a week for $100,000 over asking price.

In addition to being professional, knowledgeable, and reliable, Holly is also warm, friendly, genuine and down to earth. She was a delight to work with and I can't imagine another agent that would have provided such high level customer service combined with such an amazing attitude. I can't recommend Holly highly enough, on a scale of 1-10, I'd rate Holly an 11!

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07/22/2013 - user2083157
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $800K in San Mateo Village, San Mateo, CA.

When my husband and I decided to sale our home, we did not know how to start, what to expect, or who to go with. A family member recommended Holly Noto and promised we would not be disappointed. So we trusted the recommendation and called up Holly for an meeting at our home.

From the moment that Holly walked through our front door she made us feel like we were just not a client but a long time friend, Her approach was inviting, caring, and attentive. Not to mention her world of knowledge in the business. From start to finish Holly made this an easy and painless experience. We cannot thank her enough for all she has done and our end result.

Holly we could not thank you enough for all you have helped us with.

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04/03/2013 - phil_lee71
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.05M in Belmont, CA.

Thanks you so much Holly for helping my wife and I buy our first home, especially in this super-heated seller's market. In a competitive market where we were up against so many other well-qualified buyers, we really needed a strong, savvy, and hardworking Realtor and teammate. Holly definitely fit the bill! Holly’s experience definitely helped guide our buying strategy. Thank goodness as we are relieved to have a home now and not have to spend countless more weekends driving around looking at open houses! Not only do you as the buyer (and your finances) need to come across as very credible to sellers, but it’s also very helpful if your agent is well respected and known for facilitating successful transactions. Holly has a solid track record, is well-connected in the industry, and is well-respected. This gave my wife and I confidence that we would be well-represented to the sellers and to their listing agent. As it turns out, we got the first house that Holly helped us go after. After our offer was accepted, Holly diligently stayed on top of the transaction through close of escrow, e.g., by staying in good communication with the sellers, my lender, and my lender’s appraiser. With Holly, I trusted that she would usher the transaction through to a successful end. On top of all this, working with Holly was great given her very personable and down-to-earth manner!

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03/19/2013 - user5212413
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.025M in Belmont, CA.

Holly is absolutely one of the most professional, accurate, patient, balanced and attentive person I have ever worked with or met in both the USA and my home country, the Netherlands. We must have spend nearly 2 years looking for a house that was completely satisfying to our needs and wishes, and Holly was there with and for us every step of the way. First we did a long orientation, to find out what we did, but also what we did not like in a house. In this very tough market for buyers, with hardly any inventory it was great that, by the time we did find our perfect house, thanks to Holly, we were ready to jump on it and move quick. Holly is very professional; always a step ahead and always on it. Whatever you need from her, she responds and reacts literally ASAP. She knows what she is talking about and goes way and beyond to give you every help or information that you need. She is calm, honest, a great listener and down to earth. She will not try to talk you into a deal she knows you won't be happy with in the end. A very rare and respectable quality for a 'salesperson'. Besides all this dedication and accuracy, Holly is a very genuine person with a great personality. It was efficient to work with her, but also a lot of fun!

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01/05/2013 - user8482097
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $675K in Belmont, CA.

Holly Noto just helped my husband and I buy our first house and we couldn't be any more pleased with her professionalism, knowledge of the local market and generally going above and beyond every step of the way to make it happen. Holly was always on the ball, knew about new listings before they showed up on any of the real estate websites, and knew exactly what we needed to do to close the deal. In a ridiculously competitive market, we managed to get our very first offer accepted. We listened to all of her suggestions yet put in a bid that we felt totally comfortable with. She never pressured us or rushed us in any way and was always available to answer any questions we had, day or night (and as first time home buyers we had a LOT). Did I mention that she's also a really personable, sweet person to boot? I HIGHLY recommend Holly if you want to snag your own place in this insane Bay Area real estate market. I'm only sad that we won't get to interact with her as much now that we're all moved in into our new place.

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09/15/2012 - user131773
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in San Bruno, CA.

I've had the chance of working with Holly on both ends of the real estate spectrum. Let me tell you, she's the one that you want to work with. We were first time homebuyers (2004) and it was so stressful. You never know what to believe, who to trust, which is why my friend recommended Holly. We purchased (2004) and sold (2012) the same house with her beside us all the way. Buying and selling is extremely stressful, however with Holly's guidance it was a cake walk. She was thorough, attentive and made a point of keeping us thoroughly informed of EVERYTHING. Her marketing skills were superb. I think the one thing that I really like about her is that she tells you the truth. It isn't just a "job" for her, it is a passion. You call her and if she doesn't answer, she calls you right back. She puts her heart and soul into what she does. There are some things that are too good to be true... Holly is one of them.

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04/10/2012 - user153643
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $625K in Belmont, CA.

Holly is an absolute gem in the real estate business! I was lucky to have her list my home and negotiate it's sale. Holly is extremely professional, knowlegable, and a keen eye to deatils. Holly not only set up a suceesful marketing plan, she kept me informed almost daly to what was going on. Holly was extremely patient, and anwered (correctly) every question, idea, and thought I had while my home was listed. I was initially anxious about the selling process, but, Holly calmly guided me through all of my issues. She is quite delightful, and always available to help, or answer any questions you might have. I never doubted her when she said I would have a sucessful sale, everything she had explained to me, came to fruition. I cannot say enough good or kind words about Holly, she is a rareity in Real Estate these days. I can honestly say that she's the best out there! They should have more stars just to rate her. I you have the opportunity to engage Holly you will not be diappointed, but thankful that you did!!

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02/28/2012 - user093381
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.3M in San Carlos, CA.

I've known Holly for several years and have always loved her enthusiasm and the passion she has for her job. It was an easy decision to select her as my realtor when it was time to sell my family home of over 20 years and to help me find and purchase my new dream home.

When the time came, she brought over her portfolio and showed me her marketing strategy and the tools that she had available through Coldwell Banker. I trusted her expertise of what it would take to get my home upgraded in order to get top dollar. When the various contractors came in to do the work, I didn't have to do one thing. She oversaw the entire project. She kept me updated on each and every thing that was happening -- no matter how minor -- so I never was wondering, "What's going on?" There were many days we texted back and forth all day, even into the evening. Her hours are not 8 - 5. They are whatever hours are convenient for you.

Everything had to be perfect for my San Carlos house to sell and for me to purchase my new home in Redwood Shores. She made it happen for me. Both transactions worked like clockwork. My San Carlos home sold in three days, which enabled me to make an immediate offer on my new home, which the seller accepted. Her skillful negotiation made it so the seller gave me a new roof and took care of all of the recommendations that were made in the termite report.

Even after my San Carlos home was sold, there was a day that I had the movers come to take the treadmill and elliptical to my storage room. She was there to let them in while I was at work. There were so many times that I would tell her, "The things you are doing for me are above and beyond what a realtor should be doing."

I am so grateful for all of her hard work. I would give her the highest recommendation possible!

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02/27/2012 - user001978
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in South San Francisco, CA.

Holly is committed to one thing only; making sure your journey either buying, or selling a home is as effortless & enjoyable as possible. I moved out of state & Holly went out of her way to help us with non real estate issues. Holly packaged up items I could not take with me when I drove out of state & sent them UPS to our new home. I was so stressed out & Holly took charge & I felt no worry about any items I forgot, or ran out of time completing. Holly was very masterful & kept me up to date on all issues far better than I expected. I highly recommend her to anyone needing Real Estate services.

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