Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in El Granada, 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.
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!
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.
Response from Jeff on 05/02/2014
Thank you for your kind endorsement, Tony. You guys were wonderful to work with!
Jeff was a true jewel to work with! His knowledge of the market is outstanding. The entire time my wife and I felt that Jeff was right there in our corner. Homes here are in high demand, and we wouldn't have gotten this particular apartment without his negotiation expertise. Buying a home is an intense process, and Jeff went above and beyond to make it a comfortable and smooth transaction. I have already recommended Jeff to several folks, and of course I would want them to have a positive experience. Thank you again Jeff! My wife and I love this place!
Response from Jeff on 03/03/2014
You and Christina were dream clients! It was an honor to represent you. I am so glad you guys love your new home and very much appreciate the trust you placed in me. Let's stay in touch!
Before looking for a house in Berkeley area I contacted Jeff for help. What I have received from him is way beyond my expectations. He not only showed me houses, answered my endless questions, after purchase he also helped to coordinate with several contractors and city inspectors to finish the upgrades to the house I needed but could not manage since I wasn't in town at the time. I have worked with many real estate agents in the past but Jeff is definitely best. I wish they allow me to put more stars for him.
Response from Jeff on 03/06/2014
I am so happy we got you this house, despite the odds. It was a pleasure to work with you.
All the best!
We had a wonderful experience working with Jeff over the course of a year to find our new home. Through different area searches, and changes in budget, Jeff assured us he was with us for 'the long haul," and that we would reach our goal.
Jeff was responsive and willing to fit us into his schedule to see houses day or night- and would always show up with a flashlight for those night viewings. We were impressed with the insights Jeff could provide when viewing a house. He was not afraid of getting his hands dirty, and would always be willing to poke around the crawl space and give his assessment of the foundation, and would be able to tell what updates had been done and approximately when. He could spot different types of wiring, and knew whether they were in need of updating or not, while providing estimates on how much these things might cost and how that might affect our offer price.
Through the process of shopping around and making several offers on houses, Jeff was always on par with his suggested offers. Our first offer, he begrudgingly agreed to write, although he thought our offer was much too low. He ended up being absolutely right, and we came in last place out of a dozen offers on that one! Jeff is someone who will tell you what you need to hear, and not just what you want to hear. We found it to be an efficient way of working.
The stars finally aligned and our offer was accepted on the perfect house. Part of me worried if Jeff would disappear and become harder to get a hold of through the closing process. On the contrary, throughout the closing process, Jeff was still readily available to us and gave us valuable advice in negotiating repairs with the seller and was willing to advocate for us on certain points. He also went through and made sure promised repairs were done on schedule for closing, playing hardball with the seller when necessary to get things done on schedule.
We were lucky to work with Jeff in finding our first home. His experience, insights, and professional manner made the home buying process as smooth as possible.
Response from Jeff on 01/08/2014
Thank you for your kind words, Kevin. It was such a pleasure to work with you and your family. I'm delighted we finally found you the right house. Handing you the keys was a joyful, gratifying experience for me. We may have closed escrow, but my door is always open to you. Call anytime you have a home-related question.
Jeff is an absolute miracle worker! I encountered so many hurdles in my quest to a buy a house that I despaired of ever being a home owner, and then he stepped in. Jeff really went beyond the call of duty for me, tackling my very specific needs and desires (a pre-1920s house with original details on a lean budget) in a near-impossible market, while taking in stride my complex financial and housing issues. He worked extra hours on a tight timeline to make it happen for me, even with an FHA 203K rehab loan, which most agents won't touch. Against all odds, I am now a home owner, and I really owe it to his diligence, knowledge, and persistence. Jeff is sharp as a tack and has the inside scoop on all the complex ins and outs and politics involved in real estate. I can attest to the fact that he really knows his stuff and works doggedly for his clients -- even those without massive budgets! He's approachable, detail oriented, and responds quickly to client communications. Plus, he's a great guy and a pleasure to work with.
Response from Jeff on 03/06/2014
Your dedication to the process, your persistence and perseverence, your responsiveness, your cooperation were awesome. Ours was truly a "team" effort and in the end WE WON! You now have an amazing historic treasure to call "home" and I have a deep & gratifying sense of accomplishment.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in School, Oakland, CA.
My wife and I recently met Jeff at an Open House in the highly competitive Oakland, CA Mills College neighborhood. I am a former licensed contractor and architect and was immediately impressed by Jeff's professional knowledge over all other realtors I've ever met. He helped us to assemble a local team that proved invaluable in our bidding process. This housing market location is ultra hot right now and every property we bid on was up against more than 14 other bids. On every property we were in the top two bids and finally on the third bid we won based largely on Jeff's recommendations and the great mortgage broker he had us work with. We even ended up in an appraisal renegotiation which saved us an additional $35,000 from our original winning offer! My wife and I began our search in late February and in just over two months, we closed with keys in hand in a great property in the Dimond neighborhood. Jeff truly cares about his customers and is proud about his career. He is committed 110% to helping you achieve your real estate goals!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Caballo Hills, Oakland, CA.
Jeff is great! His knowledge of the market and guidance in writing an offer helped us win the contract on the first property we made an offer on. He also worked hard for us through the entire purchase process which hit a few snags along the way.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Martinez, CA.
Jeff was absolutely fantastic through each and every step of the home buying process. My wife and I were first-time home buyers, and Jeff taught us so much about the process and provided so much assistance. Jeff is very kind and he was willing to stay up late on the phone with my wife and myself talking through how to write up the offer on our home and answer all of our questions.
My wife and I had to perform work on our home right after the close of escrow, and we could not meet up with the contractor. Jeff was there - without hesitation - in our place! We highly recommend Jeff!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Millsmont, Oakland, CA.
We recently bought our first home and Jeff was our mentor, advisor, counselor and magician. He helped us win our bid over 18 other bids and has continued to be available as a friend and resource even after we closed. If integrity and responsiveness are important to you, let alone knowing the market and understanding the real estate business, then go with Jeff, I recommend him without hesitation.