- Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2013 - ktcurley3333
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.075M in Lafayette, CA.
As first-time homebuyers, we were so comforted knowing we had Angie and Joan looking out for us every step of the way. As many buyers in the Lamorinda area know, it is a competitive market out there and we were outbid multiple times. Instead of letting us get discouraged and settle on a home that didn’t meet those top 3-5 “must have’s” on our list, Angie and Joan had the optimism and endurance to keep our 12+ month home shopping experience positive. Never letting us settle, we ultimately landed in the home that was truly meant to be. Once we finally heard the words “You’re in escrow”, Angie and Joan gave us every tool we needed, from booking inspections, questions around financing, and meeting every deadline along the way, to keep us on track. Being Lamorinda natives, they are incredibly knowledgeable of the area. They have great relationships with other agents and often had the inside scoop on those coveted pocket listings. In addition, they had the experience and insight to answer all of our questions that came up during the home buying process. We would absolutely recommend Angie and Joan to anyone in the market to buy a new home.
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/08/2012 - user9403355
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.125M in Orinda, CA.
Joan Evans was our realtor for our recent home purchase in Orinda. We did not know the Lamorinda area at all or even the type of house we wanted when we started our home search. Joan was very nice and took us to view 11 homes during our first meeting. From these visits, we learned what we were looking for in our next home. We found a home pretty quickly and went back and forth with the sellers. Joan was actively involved in the negotiation process. Joan referred us to a broker/loan agent who helped us with our financing. When our offer was accepted, Joan provided referrals for all the appraisers we needed to evaluate the condition of the house. Because we were out of the area, Joan scheduled the appraisals appointments and was often present during these inspections. Joan explained the findings of these inspections to us. Joan also followed up with the city to get official documents about the property. Throughout the purchase process, Joan reassured us about what to expect and supported our decisions. Once we bought the house, this is where most realtors end their work. Not Joan. Being new to the area, we had numerous questions about community resources. Joan provided us with names of local dentists, doctors, plumbers, handymen, whatever we asked. If she did not have the answer, she asked her colleagues for suggestions. It has been five months since we bought our house, and Joan is still available and willing to answer any question we have. We realized that if Lamorinda has residents like Joan, then this is a wonderful community and a place we want to raise our children. We feel really fortunate to have had Joan as our realtor. Joan is an excellent realtor, but more importantly she is a wonderful and kind person.
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08/24/2012 - user71698798
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Moraga, CA.
We were so lucky to have Joan as our listing agent. After a lot of soul searching, my 83-year-old mother decided it was time to sell her beloved family house in Moraga, where she and my dad lived for over 40 years, and move to a retirement community. Joan priced the house perfectly. She was able to get the most for my mom and sell the house quickly. She was so patient and lovely with my mom and wonderful to work with. She was sensitive to deadlines with the move and helpful regarding all that is involved with emptying a family home. She is a great communicator, upbeat and caring. I highly recommend Joan. She is a savvy agent and a wonderful person.
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08/19/2012 - user2826606
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.275M in Lafayette, CA.
The team of Joan and Angie is very effective. They present a great combination of professional expertise, immediate responsiveness, and sympathetic support of the emotional side of selling a family home. I sold a house in Lafayette with Joan and Angie. Selling a house seemed overwhelming, but Joan and Angie parsed it out into doable phases. Taking care of the staging, showing, and closing was very professionally done. It was made very clear what I had to do, when I had to do it, and what I should expect during the process. That was a big relief. These days it seems selling a house is very complicated with a lot of regulatory compliance involved. They escorted me through that process like hot knife through butter. That was wonderful. Then I searched for a smaller house in the general vicinity. Angie was always available to show and very positive in her invitations that I see more houses. It was a long process but I didn't feel pressured to hurry. I found a good place eventually. Again, the process of buying was very professionally done. Joan and Angie took me through the process quickly and easily and I don't know how it could have been done any better.
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08/17/2012 - user1952428
Sold a home in 2010.
From the moment I called Joan and Angie, they were there for me every step of the way, making the journey far less bumpy than I had imagined. They were exemplary. They paid attention to detail….. from walking me through the paperwork to recommending professional contractors and services used to prepare my home for market to creating a video, brochure and marketing pieces that were absolutely out of this world. Then the buyers came, and Joan and Angie were by my side as we worked toward a successful sale. While in escrow, they helped me find a wonderful new home and led the way through my purchase process as well. I will be eternally grateful to Joan and Angie for their organization, knowledge, caring advice and professionalism.
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08/13/2012 - user9286817
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $675K in Walnut Creek, CA.
I was relocating from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area with my family - three boys under 6 years, a girl on the way, my wife and our dog. We were moving from a great family friendly location and wanted the same, along with great schools as our kids were nearly kindergarten ready and affordable for our situation - we wanted it all.

Joan and Angie really took the time to get to know us and were never afraid to tell us that a situation may not be right for us, even if we loved the house. Their knowledge of the area - the schools, shops, and community activities - allowed them to give us a detailed look into each of the homes and neighborhoods we toured.

We could trust them, which was very important considering much of the work was done over the phone. They took their time doing research for us and we never felt pressured to make a decision one way or the other. When we were ready to make an offer, they worked hard to get us the best value they could in a tough real estate environment. While we hope to stay in our home for a long time, we would not hesitate to recommend their services and expertise to any of our friends looking to move.
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08/05/2012 - user2214043
Sold a home in 2012.
Joan (and Angie) was very responsive to our requests and needs. They took the time to understand each property and worked with us on both sides of our transaction (buying and selling). Even though we were looking outside of Joan and Angie's "home turf," they still knew the area and were very helpful. Personable, accessible and ethical - really an overall great relationship for the whole process.
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Village Associates Real Estate
93 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA  94563
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