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Jeff Weissman

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Premier Agent

29 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

REALTORĀ®, California (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Investor's Agent

Ratings & Reviews

Jeff has helped nearly our entire family with home purchases and sales. We had very specific needs-- we were looking for a home that could accommodate a multigenerational household-- and Jeff was extremely attentive to our needs and excellent at weeding out properties that were not a good fit. Buying a home can be slightly traumatic in the Bay Area and Jeff was a calming and supportive presence. It was a pleasure to work with him and we now consider him a dear friend.

  

10/14/2014 - carmenincalifornia
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $850K in Upper Dimond, Oakland, CA.

Jeff has helped nearly our entire family with home purchases and sales. We had very specific needs-- we were looking for a home that could accommodate a multigenerational household-- and Jeff was extremely attentive to our needs and excellent at weeding out properties that were not a good fit. Buying a home can be slightly traumatic in the Bay Area and Jeff was a calming and supportive presence. It was a pleasure to work with him and we now consider him a dear friend.

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Response from Jeff on 10/16/2014

What a huge compliment to be considered your "family Realtor!" You guys have all been so wonderful to work with. All I can say is, "have some babies" so I can keep this string going and help another generation of your family into another great home. Thank you so much for your trust and confidence in my service.

 

  

09/23/2014 - dianasgomez
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $850K in Upper Dimond, Oakland, CA.

Jeff was persistent in helping us find a house to meet our dual generation needs. He gave sound advise, was available for questions, and aided us in the process from beginning to end. We would recommend him highly

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Response from Jeff on 10/02/2014

It is an honor to have become your "family Realtor." Thank you for your kind words and do call me if I can be of further assistance. We've closed escrow, but my door is always open to you & your family.

 

  

08/31/2014 - janineadavid
Showed home in 2014 in Berkeley, CA.

House hunting in Berkeley was constantly heart-breaking for awhile, but Jeff took a lot of stress out of the process. He responds to communication rapidly. He was efficient at communicating with sellers and preparing documents. He knows his market astoundingly well. Looking at some of the houses we bid on and didn't get (less than he advised - our fault) after they've closed, he was dead on with the pricing. I also very much appreciated his ability to explain things like RECO and other things we were clueless about very clearly without being patronizing.

In the end, we had to move out of state for job reasons before settling on a house, but even after putting in so much time and energy and patience with my neurotic self, he was incredibly kind and supportive when we couldn't end up using him as our broker.

Highly recommended.

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Response from Jeff on 10/02/2014

You & your husband were a joy to work with! Thank you for your kind review.

 

  

08/26/2014 - yommas
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Berkeley, CA.

Jeff is excellent at doing his job and he will help you with your real estate issues. He sold my mom's house in no time and he was there to assist us with decisions on repairs needed and marketing techniques regarding the sell of the home. He was excellent to work with, and we highly recommend him.

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07/25/2014 - ljcoyle
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Upper Dimond, Oakland, CA.

I was referred to Jeff Weissman by a friend who has done two successful transactions with him in Oakland. He said simply, "He's the best." I knew that I was ready to buy a home again, but this would be my first time making a purchase by myself, and I wanted to work with someone who would help me find the right place, negotiate for me, and keep my best interests in mind. I needed someone who I could trust to help me make the right decision for me, not just a sale. I had a much smaller budget than for my last purchase, and I needed to find someone who would be comfortable looking in some more transitional neighborhoods in Oakland, but would also have the expertise and neighborhood knowledge to make sure I was going to be happy and safe wherever I ended up. Jeff was exactly the right person to work with me. Jeff is extremely knowledgable, well-connected, and experienced. He made an excellent first impression by going the extra mile to help me feel like an important and valued client right off the bat---meeting with me on a sunny Saturday at Lake Merritt while I was on a break for a rowing club event, on extremely short notice in a place where there is little parking! We chatted about my circumstances, budget, and goals, and looked at a property that very evening. That particular property was not the right fit, but he was patient as I had to adjust my expectations to my budget and determine what things were most important to me. With Oakland's real estate prices on the rise, he also helped me decide that acting sooner rather than later would be the best way to go. I ended up shifting my focus to condos from single-family homes, and Jeff explained all of the things that you should consider in a condo situation, how to evaluate an HOA, and the pro's and con's to large and small buildings. I felt really great about our new strategy and the direction we were heading.

About a week later, when a listing came up in my budget in a neighborhood I thought I was very likely priced-out of, Jeff helped me jump on it. He called the listing agent to arrange a private showing before the open house---working all of his connections to help ensure that I would be able to see it first and be in a much better strategic position to move forward if I wanted it. I did, but worried that I would not be able to come up with a winning bid because of my limited budget and other comps in the area. But I was willing to try and Jeff was too. We wrote a compelling pre-emptive offer and were able to beat out three other potential buyers who will planning to write--getting into contract swiftly and without a counter-offer war. Jeff also had connected me with a wonderful lender, Julie Chroust at Prospect Mortgage, who got me pre-approved quickly and was a major player in helping to get my offer accepted. Jeff helped line up my inspectors, has referrals to every home-related service you could possible need, and answered all of my questions as we went through the escrow process. The title company he works with was also amazing, with great customer service and a really easy process. Jeff's expertise and knowledge helped me feel comfortable throughout the home-buying process. Even now, after receiving keys, Jeff has been checking-in to ensure I have a smooth transition into my new home and has made it clear that his door is always open. Whatever your circumstances or budget, Jeff is an expert and a professional who will be an advocate for you and help you get what you want.

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Response from Jeff on 08/01/2014

Thank you for your thoughtful, appreciative, & kind comments! THIS is why I love real estate, helping wonderful clients like you to find a great home!

 

  

06/25/2014 - zuser20140625144116363
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Upper Dimond, Oakland, CA.

Jeff recently helped me and my fiancee purchase our first home. He did an excellent job of making what is an inherently unpleasant process much more bearable. He was low-pressure while still being organized and effective, and when comparing our experience with other friends who are in the market, we count ourselves lucky to have worked with him.

The Bay Area market is rough right now, so it's great to have someone like Jeff helping out.

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06/16/2014 - zuser20140616141227338
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA.

Jeff was a joy to work with. He has an impressive understanding of the East Bay housing market and offered invaluable advice that helped me as a single woman in my 20's looking to purchase my first home. One thing that is good to know about Jeff is that he's a straight shooter. If you encounter a tough situation, he won't sugarcoat it and you might not like what he has to say. You will, however, discover in the long run that it is in your best interest to listen to his advice. He stuck it out with me through several offers and counter-offers over the course of ~6 months and I truly appreciated it. I thoroughly intend to go with him when I consider purchasing my next home.

It's important to mention that he can be quite busy from time to time, so I also worked with his showing assistant, Susan. She is an absolute sweetheart and I loved viewing homes with her. She had a very bubbly and friendly personality and I felt just as comfortable seeing home with her as I did with Jeff.

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05/29/2014 - ryanmccaskey
Bought a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $750K in Upper Dimond, Oakland, CA.

My husband and I found an amazing house to grow into after living in the city in a 700 sq ft condo. We were so lucky that we found Jeff. He was great to help us find what was right for us no matter the price point. This is our first home together and we are so thankful to have such a quick find in a great neighborhood. Thank you Jeff for your expertise and time.

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Response from Jeff on 05/30/2014

Thank you for your very nice review! It was my pleasure to work with you & I am so happy to have played a key role in your successful home purchase experience.

 

  

05/11/2014 - dann55
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Half Moon Bay, CA.

With my wife being relocated to San Francisco from LA, I was not looking forward to dealing with the ins and outs and utter frustrations associated with the red hot real estate market in the Bay Area. I read all the reviews I could find to get an agent who would would help us navigate these turbulent waters and who would be responsive and ethical--one who would hold our interests at heart rather making us feel like we were just another dollar. We found Jeff Weissman and could not have been happier. He definitely rose above and beyond the call of duty in helping us get our dream home. We found a great house at a great price (Jeff even negotiated a price under the listing price) and honestly we owe it all to his patience, perseverance, and expertise. Along the way we came to feel that he was part of our family and not just an agent, You won't do better.

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Response from Jeff on 05/13/2014

Thank you for your kind endorement. You've both been dream clients and I could not be happier for you! Finding you this house, after showing you so many, and watching you prepare to move in is so very gratifying...THIS is why I love my job!

 

  

04/30/2014 - TonyBaczewski
Bought a home in 2013 in Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA 94602.

Jeff Weissman is an excellent realtor who helped us buy the wonderful house we live in. He is honest, friendly, smart and a savvy student of the real estate market in the East Bay. My wife and I were first time buyers. Jeff led us through and around the hurdles of buying the house with grace. The whole process was much easier than I had imagined. Once we bought the house Jeff was and is available to suggest good professionals you might need such as a plumber or handyman. He doesn't abandon you after the sale.

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Response from Jeff on 05/02/2014

Thank you for your kind endorsement, Tony. You guys were wonderful to work with!