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04/01/2012 - user933845
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $725K in Bodega Bay, CA.

We worked through the home purchase process almost exclusively with Steve Hecht, although John Chute assisted us a few times as well.

Steve was honest and very responsive. He answered all our emails and phone calls promptly, always getting with the right answer. In our trips back and forth to see the property, he was available virtually every time we needed to connect with him. That he knew the home, neighborhood and housing market so well, allowed us to relax and enjoy the entire undertaking. Steve was always in touch with the lenders; there were never any surprises along the way.

We heartily recommend Steve to anyone wishing to buy a home. Thank you, Steve!!

Carl and Gail Ehmann

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Response from The Coastal on 04/02/2012

Thanks Carl + Gail - it was a pleasure to work with you both and I look forward to seeing you and your family enjoy your new beach house.

 

  

03/31/2012 - user215551
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $275K in Bodega Bay, CA.

My husband and I have purchased a number of homes over the past 30 years and recently bought a second home in Bodega Bay. We've always wanted to have a vacation home at the ocean. After looking for approximately 6 months with the guidance of Steve Hecht, we found the home that met our needs. I can't say enough about Steve. Through the process, he was cognizant of our budget, where we wanted to buy and our time restraints. Steve is an exceptional realtor. In the future, we will buy another home in Bodega Bay and am looking forward to working with Steve again. Caroline Rohrer

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Response from The Coastal on 04/02/2012

Caroline + Evan, Thanks for the kind words. Working with such focussed clients made it easy and I'll look forward to working with you in the future.

 

  

03/30/2012 - user269672
Sold a home in 2011.

First rate, very skilled in negotiations with a broad understanding of the costal market. Also very generous with their time. I think we had 5-6 visits to the home each lasting 1-2 hours for inspections. Each time they met us with a smile, never hurried us and always stayed to the end making sure the sellers home was safe and secure.

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Response from The Coastal on 04/02/2012

Thanks for the review and I enjoyed working with you - and our regular trips to the house. Enjoy your family retreat and I'll look forward to working with you again in the future.

 

  

03/30/2012 - user3942205
Bought a home in 2011.

We have have been working with Steve Hecht for about 8 yrs. He has always kept us up to date with listings that met our criteria. He coordinated everything and kept us informed on a daily basis when we finally decided to buy a home. I am particularly impressed with the DocuSign software that allows instant and long distance transactions so quick and easy.

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Response from The Coastal on 04/24/2012

All those years of searching really did pay off for you in the end - and you found an amazing place. It was great to get to know you and I hope you enjoy your new home...

 

  

03/30/2012 - user507955
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Bodega Bay, CA.

Steve and John are very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. Buying a bank owned property can be a stress-filled challenge. Steve made this process as smooth as possible responding quickly to requests and correspondence. This was important with a sale requiring a 30 day close! He negotiated a lower price....on an already below market value home! Coatal agents are very familiar with local real estate values and challenges. I would definitely use them again.

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Response from The Coastal on 04/06/2012

Thank you, Janice. It's great to see what you've done with the house since you bought and we look forward to working with you in the future.

 

  

03/30/2012 - CareyAlohaLevine
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Bodega Bay, CA.

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with both John Chute and Steve Hecht when they were the listing agents for our property in Bodega Bay. Their hard work, knowledge and marketing skills lead to our house being sold in 3 days. They were true professionals through out the whole process and took all of the worry out of selling our home.Their follow up and communication was excellent. We would highly recommend them and would most definately enlist their services again if the opportunity ever arose.

Sincerely, Dave and Carey Levine

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Response from The Coastal on 04/24/2012

It was a pleasure working with both of you - recently and in the past several years. Good luck on your new venture...

 

  

03/30/2012 - user575083
Bought a home in 2011.

We worked with Steve Hecht and have nothing but the very best things to say about him. He was professional, helpful, and truly a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend him in every regard!

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03/30/2012 - user135848
Sold a home in 2012.

We've known John and Steve for over 11 years and have worked with them on a number of real estate transactions in Bodega Harbour. They are very knowledgeable and collegial, and we consider them to be the consummate professionals. Their services and support do not stop after closing. We can point to several instances where they ably assisted us in managing isues with our properties, while we were still residing on the opposite side of the country. They were always there and willing to help. We cannot say enough good things about John and Steve and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a property on the North Coast.

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Response from The Coastal on 03/30/2012

Randy, Thanks for the kind words. Also for being such a responsive seller, you did all we asked to get the house prepared for sale and it showed so well, wish the timing could have been better. Good luck with the new second home project in Nantucket, we envy you!

 

  

03/15/2012 - user034334
Bought a home in 2012.

We had a wonderful experience working with John Chute. He was always very responsive and knowledgeable. He listened to our "wishes" and found us the perfect house. The negotiation process went very smoothly for both parties. He also helped us navigate the inspection and mortgage processes and had our best interests at heart.

I recommend John Chute and the Coastal Agent team most highly.

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Response from The Coastal on 03/18/2012

Thanks for the great review. It was something of a whirlwind really, it all happened so quickly, from meeting New Years day to finding the right house and closing by the end of February. You guys were great to work with and so perceptive in that you zoned in so quickly. Enjoy that wonderful deck!

 

  

03/07/2012 - user245836
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $625K in Bodega Bay, CA.

John Chute provided real estate services to us over a 7-year period beginning in 2004, buying and selling homes in Bodega Bay. John's knowledge of the homes in the area and in the market is very impressive. His professionalism and level of service is no less than excellent. John's attention to detail and thoroughness on all aspects of our transactions gave us great confidence in his abilities. We would not hesitate to use his services again. It gives us great pleasure to give John the highest recommendation.

Michael & Lorraine Lindeman

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Response from The Coastal on 03/08/2012

Michael & Lorraine, It was a pleasure to work with you both on these transactions. Your good humor made it all so much easier and your follow through in preparing the home for sale made all the difference. We miss you at the coast but maybe we will welcome you out here again some time.