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Jeff Stricker & Steve TenBroeck
Real Estate Brokers (27 years experience)
20 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

- Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2013 - user7362173
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $2.325M in Los Altos, CA.
We could not have picked a better agent to represent us in selling our home. Jeff and Steve were right on the money in all aspects of preparing and marketing our home, and their vast experience and market knowledge was key to attracting and closing a fantastic buyer. They are masters at their craft. It was a true pleasure working with them and we give them our absolute highest recommendation.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2013 - user95909328
Sold a home in 2013.
Having made the decision to sell our house, we started a search for Realtors with help from friends, other non-local agents and personal research. It's not a simple process but it didn't take long. Jeff and Steve were placed quickly in the finals and were ultimately selected to manage the sale of our house. It was a wise decision. The initial presentation made by and Jeff and Steve was organized, thorough and professional. My wife and I were confident the team would do a great job of promoting and selling our house. Once selected, Jeff and Steve provided a detailed schedule of daily activities which worked well with our personal needs. They also provided a contingency plan which was never required. The plan was closely monitored by Jeff, Steve and Catherine, their professional assistant. They all did an excellent job arranging the house and property for all activities related to the sale. The decisions were all ultimately ours. Jeff and Steve were always pleasant and never pushy. They were helpful and tolerant of my personality. It was a relatively non intrusive process and was professionally managed throughout. We had few, if any, worries and someone was always available to answer any questions. Jeff and Steve provided a proposal describing a method to sell our house.The method worked and the house sold above asking price shortly after initial offers were accepted. We sailed through the whole process and were delighted with the outcome. Without hesitation, we would recommend the team of Jeff and Steve for your Realtor needs. We sincerely believe you will be pleased with the outcome.
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2013 - user9946728
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.425M in Los Altos, CA.
I am delighted to be able recommend Jeff and Steve. With their help, we sold our home in Los Altos on the first day that it went on the market. AND, it sold for well over asking. When we first met Jeff and Steve, we had been discouraged by a difficult and ultimately unsuccessful selling experience with another realtor. We were immediately impressed by the professionalism that Jeff and Steve exhibited. They have a tremendous amount of knowledge of the Los Altos real estate market and decades of experience on both the buying and selling ends. Jeff and Steve walked us through the process and helped us develop a comprehensive strategy for selling our home quickly. We were extremely impressed by their honesty and integrity. Our experience with Jeff and Steve could not have gone better. I am delighted to give them my highest recommendation.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2013 - user069948
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.625M in Los Altos, CA.
Jeff and Steve did a great job listing, staging, and selling my house. They have in depth local knowledge of the Los Altos area and they know what properties need to look like to get top $. They are very knowledgeable in all the forms, disclosures, and inspections required for the sale, and they have good contacts with inspectors, contractors, and escrow officers. They did a great job.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2012 - user709142
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.275M in Mountain View, CA.
If only we could give six stars! Jeff was recommended to us by a close family friend and was a phenomenal advisor throughout the entire process. From finding great properties, helping us narrow down our search, patiently walk through the process, and providing great negotiation advice, we felt we always had an edge in a very dynamic market. Even after the ink dried, however, Jeff's passion and expertise showed through as he was super responsive and gave us terrific recommendations for home improvement professionals and other vendors. We would not hesitate to work with him again, and have already recommended him to close friends.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2012 - user445124
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $3.125M in Los Altos, CA.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, the Peninsula real estate market, particularly Palo Alto and Los Altos, is dynamic and challenging with competitive multiple offer transactions being the norm . To be successful requires representation by a realtor(s) that know and understand this market, that are well connected and respected by their colleagues, that are strong negotiators and that are hands on and completely conversant with the details of your transaction. Jeff and Steve are consummate professionals and fit the bill in all respects. They provided us with a detailed analysis of the market and a marketing plan that resulted in a sale price well over asking and which exceeded our expectations. They provided us with a cadre of experienced subcontractors with whom they’ve worked with for many years, which facilitated the preparation of our house for sale. They are easy to work with, always accessible and quickly respond to questions and concerns. Whether the issues are legal, financial, marketing or emotional, Jeff and Steve were always there for support and counsel. Our transaction went very smoothly from start to finish in large part due to their efforts. Jeff and Steve have our highest recommendation.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2012 - mea.culpa
Sold a home in 2012.
Having worked with Jeff and Steve on the recent sale of my home in Los Altos, I can offer my highest recommendation without any qualifications. In over thirty years of buying and selling real estate in the Bay Area, I have never worked with a more professional team of agents.

The marketing brochure that Jeff created was excellent. The advertising in local papers was effective. All the vendors that he recommended to prepare our home did high quality work on time and on budget. His advice on marketing strategy and pricing was well thought out and executed flawlessly. Jeff was always available for questions, and he was responsive to all of our concerns.

The proof is in the result. The home sold quickly and well above list price. I will be working with Jeff and Steve again, but this time as a buyer.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2011 - venkateshkr
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Midtown, Palo Alto, CA.
Steve helped us buy our first house in Palo Alto. Steve lives in PA and knows PA extremely well. Our house search took over an year and Steve was very patient throughout our search. He is well known and well respected in the realtor community. PA is a seller's market and without Steve's help, we would not have been able to find and close on our house.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2011 - user7777777
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.15M in Mountain View, CA.
After going through 3 previous subpar realtors, I was referred to Jeff and Steve by a co-worker, and immediately, my husband and I could see the huge difference in quality between the previous realtors and Jeff. We had been planning on putting down an offer on a house that no one seemed to want in downtown Mt View; I had a feeling that it was worth $50k less than asking, and the previous realtor was pushing us to offer more. To my surprise, Jeff stated that it was worth $80k less than asking and visited the house within 2 hours of my call with him. He had a list of 10 things wrong with the house and encouraged us to wait 30 days to see if the price did drop. It did indeed drop $80k to the price that Jeff said it was worth, and I knew then that Jeff would be the right realtor for us to work with.

We passed on that house for all the reasons that Jeff listed, and he helped us see many more houses after that over the course of 9 months or so. Throughout it all, Jeff was patient and always answered all my emails and calls immediately. Being first-time homebuyers and looking for a single unit house in a competitive area, it was important for my husband and me to have a real estate agent that we could always reach and could walk us through the process. Jeff would always point out many more things about a house than we would notice on our own and be able to tell us how much work would be need to be done when moving in, giving us estimates that we could take into consideration. He and Steve's great reputation proceeded them when we visited open houses as selling agents would recognize their names right away.

Also, because Jeff was previously a lawyer, he was able to translate a lot of the paperwork and disclosures for us as well as generally being very thorough.

Even now, after we've purchased our first house with their help, Jeff still always checks in and answers any questions that we have immediately. They sent us a gift card within the first week! Through the ups and downs of our first time buying a house, we were always thankful to have Jeff as a dependable source of knowledge and support that we could always count on. We're really glad to have met Jeff and Steve and highly recommend them.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2011 - dkiddpa
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.025M in South of Midtown, Palo Alto, CA.
I was (I just recently moved) a Palo Alto resident for over 50 years (raised there). I thought I knew everything there was to know about the area...until I started working with the Stricker/TenBroeck team. Jeff and Steve are incredibly responsive, incredibly detailed and meticulous, and answered each and every one of my questions from inception of the selling process through the close (and afterwards). They're both very professional, while at the same time being a lot of fun to work with.

They're simply the best. If I hadn't moved out of the bay area, and instead had re-purchased in the Palo Alto area, I would have had absolutely no hesitation working with Jeff and Steve on the buy side.
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Alain Pinel Realtors
578 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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