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Lucy Armentrout

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10 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Lucy Armentrout, Broker Associate (18 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

Best realtor ever! Classy, honest, exceptional knowledge of Oakland and Berkley area, excellent listener! From the first time I met her I knew she was our number one choice! After couple of showings, she knew exactly what we wanted. She possesses a great combination of softness and persistence that differentiates her from the typical "pushy realtor" stereotype. Her great qualities makes the house search process stress-free and the purchase process smooth and in control! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a house in Oakland and Berkeley area.

  

01/25/2015 - minooak
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $975K in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA.

Best realtor ever! Classy, honest, exceptional knowledge of Oakland and Berkley area, excellent listener! From the first time I met her I knew she was our number one choice! After couple of showings, she knew exactly what we wanted. She possesses a great combination of softness and persistence that differentiates her from the typical "pushy realtor" stereotype. Her great qualities makes the house search process stress-free and the purchase process smooth and in control! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a house in Oakland and Berkeley area.

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01/19/2015 - steadmanSF
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Piedmont Pines, Oakland, CA.

Lucy guided us in putting together a winning offer on our new home in Montclair in late Fall 2014. We were new to East Bay real estate and had been referred to her by a realtor we had worked with in San Francisco. Lucy has a vast knowledge of the East Bay market and easily handled all of our questions and concerns about the home, neighborhood, and pricing. She also has an excellent reputation and is trusted among East Bay realtors, which helped us enormously. She approached the entire process thoughtfully and carefully, and always made sure that we were comfortable with our our decisions and understood all of the important details. We love our new home, thank you Lucy!

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01/17/2015 - mgjupy
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Piedmont, CA.

I was a first time buyer, a single woman looking to buy a home on my own. Lucy listened to and respected my need for "no pressure" in contrast to the approach of some other realestate agents . I found her to be very tactful and diplomatic . She even made a "to do" list after the purchase was complete She , for example, provided me with the name of a gardener to mow my hilly lawn ; His charge was ( and is) extremely reasonable and he does a beautiful job with the lawn and more.. Purchasing a first time home can be an overwhelming endeavor ;It was for me, but Lucy made it smooth sailing. She maintained the delicate balance of being both warm and professional at the same time. . . .

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01/16/2015 - Susanforster09
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $800K in Glenview, Oakland, CA.

I knew once I met Lucy that she would demonstrate high integrity, expertise, and negotiation skills in her professional real estate services. During the time I was looking at a lot of houses and exploring the various neighborhoods, Lucy was patient, supportive, informative, and always available. Then, preparation and skill intersected. When I walked into my current home, I knew instantly that it was the one I wanted. Lucy knew how to price the offer, work with the terms, and present me to the owners so that they chose me. After my home purchase, Lucy has provided me with referrals for various contractors. Her referrals and knowledge of what is needed is expansive and the people she recommends to me are the best. I highly recommend Lucy as a professional committed to your purchase and your fulfillment with your new home.

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01/12/2015 - wedgeheadjunkie
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Merriwood, Oakland, CA.

My wife, Helen Pau, and I were very fortunate to have come across Lucy Armentrout last year when we first listed our home in the Berkeley Hills for sale, and we recommend her highly. Upon deciding to list our Berkeley home of 7 years, we then went about interviewing a dozen or so real estate agents and various realtors who would handle the sale. After we me with Lucy A., it became quite obvious that she was the most professional and experienced of all the candidates we spoke with, based on her knowledge of the Berkeley and Oakland real estate market and some of the more unique features of this area. From start to finish, she was very pro-active in making sure things got done on time in terms of some upgrades and repairs we made to our home prior to listing it, and also during the entire process of gathering offers and the final sale process. We now live in the Oakland Hills, and will definitely be delighted to work with Lucy A. again when the time comes to sell our current home!

Larry Zartarian Helen Pau

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01/07/2015 - user0559165
Bought a home in 2013 in Havenscourt, Oakland, CA 94605.

Lucy helped us buy our home in a rebounding 2013 market. She knows her stuff and if you know what you want, she will get it for you. Paperwork was a breeze, she was dependable and always attentive.

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12/16/2014 - annekava
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $675K in Shafter, Oakland, CA.

Lucy helped us navigate a tough, competitive real estate market with her savvy and expertise, and we ended up purchasing a home we loved in the neighborhood we wanted. She was invaluable throughout the process -- unflappable, excellent at explaining complexities, patient and good humored to boot. We would highly recommend her services.

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09/09/2012 - user3935209
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Shafter, Oakland, CA.

We unhesitatingly recommend Lucy Armentrout to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the East Bay. We met her at an open house in the summer of 2011, when we first contemplated moving to North Oakland from San Francisco, and we immediately liked her because she was helpful and relaxed -- not pushy or insincere.

A couple of months later, after we got our ducks in a row, we contacted Lucy and starting giving her our very detailed wish list. She listened to all we had to say and took us on as clients. Lucy was the third real estate agent we have worked with, and we would work with her again in a heartbeat. She always responded to our emails and calls super promptly with very well-informed and well-considered responses. It turns out that in addition to her many years of experience as a real estate agent, Lucy also has experience in city planning, which gave her some interesting insights on some of the properties we contemplated.

We were buying when the market was particularly tight (not a lot of housing stock and lots of all-cash way-over-asking offers that trumped our conventional mortgage) but we never ever questioned whether we had chosen the right agent to represent us. She's quite the analyst, which is great -- she thoroughly researched every house we bid on, providing very detailed housing comps for the neighborhood and assessing both the market and the particular seller's situation with each offer. She was also really flexible and responsive, enabling us to tweak our offer price at the last minute; with the house we ultimately purchased, we lowered our offer price at the last minute based on her advice, saving us 10k.

Lucy is very intelligent, knowledgeable, responsive, personable, and genuine -- as well as a very savvy negotiator: what more could you want in a real estate agent? Though in our case, we not only gained a wonderful house exactly where we'd hoped to land, we gained a friend.

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07/15/2011 - niveus999
Bought a home in 2011 in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618.

Lucy helped us start to finish. It took three places before we were able to finally close an escrow and Lucy persisted through all three locations until we finalized an escrow and moved in. Highly recommended.

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05/23/2011 - Retired Radar Engr
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $550K in Hiller Highlands, Oakland, CA.

Lucy has helped us buy our home in the Hiller Highlands in May 2011. It has been a very pleasurable experience working with her as she has helped us look at multiple listings, make offers on three of them, and finally negotiate the house we settled on. She is very knowledgeable of the area, has worked all the details very well, and has kept on top of everything along the way. I would recomend her strongly.

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