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Melinda Bettencourt Reviews

Melinda Bettencourt
Realtor, Realtor (12 years experience)
7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Foreclosure

 
- Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2014 - KevinCosta7
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.
Melinda was awesome! When we needed to sell our condo, we asked around and found Melinda via a word-of-mouth referral from some friends. She was prompt, courteous, professional, and honest. The deal went through very smoothly with very little inconvenience on our end as the sellers. We would use Melinda again in a heartbeat and you should definitely consider her for your next real estate transaction.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014 - amylou81
Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Campbell, CA.
Melinda helped us sell and buy a home, she was great! Melinda was always personable, professional, and is one heck of a savvy negotiator. When she helped us sell our home in Campbell we got eight solid offers and ended up selling well over asking price. She was able to help us purchase a home below asking and helped us every step of the way through some unanticipated setbacks. We ended up with a great deal in Almaden and expect to one day get a substantial return on our investment. She still follows up with us to ensure things are going well with our house. Your home is one of the most important investments you will make. Do not leave it in the hands of a "hobby" real estate agent. Melinda is well educated, knowledgeable about the market, and truly enjoys real estate. She also has a unique balance of friendliness and tenacity which is a valuable asset in negotiation. I plan to recommend her to my friends and family. You can't go wrong with Melinda!
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2013 - tracient
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Washington, Sunnyvale, CA.
My husband and I worked with Melinda to buy our first home in October 2013. Melinda was there to offer guidance, answer questions, and provide honest feedback at every step along the way.

She expertly handled every obstacle (including pretty significant changes to our search criteria, multiple offer situations, and difficult selling agents) without batting an eye. She even managed to coordinate an early closing date for us so we would have time to get our house painted before we moved in. Ultimately, she turned what could have been a very stressful process into a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Melinda has been a delight to work with throughout the entire process and has gone above and beyond to provide continued guidance beyond our closing. She has all of the qualities you could hope for in a real estate agent - professional, responsive, personable, and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend her!
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2013 - anthony frasario
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA.
I relocated from northern Virginia to San Jose, California in March 2013. I initially rented an apartment, but later decided to purchase my first home. My parents had met Melinda Bettencourt, a Keller Williams Real Estate Agent, and recommended I contact her for real estate services. My initial meeting with Melinda was in late August 2013, and I immediately established a positive relationship and felt comfortable working with her to search for a home. This was my first home, and I wanted to work with someone I could trust! Melinda provided sound advice and recommendations, and answered all my questions. She was very interested in searching for the type of home I wanted and in the location I desired. We visited open houses and viewed other homes on the market for sale – within a few days Melinda had located the perfect home for me. Admittedly I was a bit concerned knowing that I was in competition with another buyer presenting an ‘all cash’ offer, and realizing that all contracts were being presented to the seller within 24 hours. Despite being on the weekend, Melinda successfully completed all necessary paperwork in a timely manner for presentation to the sellers. Additionally, she coordinated with the loan officer to obtain required lender’s paperwork to accompany my contract offer. I realize the sellers could choose whomever they desired; however, with Melinda's help, the sellers accepted my offer to purchase their home. Needless to say I was extremely happy! Melinda remained in communication with me throughout the purchase process; to include initial walk-through, home inspection, pest control inspection, and the final walk-through. In addition, she fully explained all documentation associated with the property (property disclosures, homeowners association, pest control report and home warranty plan). She kept me informed in every aspect of the purchase and was very responsive to my emails. Melinda also joined me at the lender for signing of final loan documents. I closed escrow on September 27, 2013, and did not experience any problems associated with the purchase process, and would recommend Melinda to others who are in search of a professional real estate agent.
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2013 - user16850983
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA.
Melinda helped my wife and I purchase our first home a year and a half ago. She managed to take the unknown and scary world of real estate and made it seem easy and understandable.

When we first met Melinda she was very friendly and confident. She didn't make us feel pressured to work with her. I knew we were in the right hands after this first meeting. Melinda answered all our questions throughout the home buying process. She conducted herself very professionally, and made us feel confident in her throughout the whole process.

I firmly believe we are in our home today because of Melinda. She went the extra mile by sending a thank you letter to the seller after having our offer rejected. In the letter she said we were still interested in the property if anything happened. Something did happen and we got our house. I believe that Melinda's attention to detail by sending that thank you note helped us get our house.

Melina isn't just "in it for the money." About a year after we purchased our house I asked her to come speak to my high school economics class. I asked her to come speak because she is very professional and knowledgeable about real estate and is a great role model for students. She took time out of her busy schedule to come speak to my classes two separate times.

Melinda is an amazing agent and the best choice you can make in your home buying adventure is to work with her. You won't regret it.
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2013 - user0161005
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA.
My wife and I visited San Jose, California in February 2013 to look at apartments in advance of our son relocating from the east coast in March 2013. We also used this trip to look at condominiums because it was our intent to recommend to our son to consider purchasing a home as opposed to renting for an extended period of time. Prior to departing we looked at Keller Williams Realty online and made an appointment to meet with Melinda Bettencourt. Upon arrival we were greeted by the Office Receptionist and our scheduled meeting with Melinda started on time. My wife and I both were immediately impressed with Melinda’s attention to details, and listening skills to ensure a thorough understanding of our son’s potential requirements. She provided a thorough overview of trends in the real estate market, price ranges, and took meticulous notes on desired locations and parameters to narrow the search for the right investment for our son. She also demonstrated experience and in-depth professional knowledge in real estate to a degree where we felt very comfortable with allowing her to work one-on-one with our son.

Our second contact with Melinda was via phone in early September 2013 – at this time, we informed her we were now prepared assist our son in moving forward to execute the purchase of his first home. We had planned for a purchase in late fall; however, Melinda immediately went to work and helped find the perfect home for our son in just a matter of several days. Her tremendous negotiating skills were clearly evident by successful securing an accepted offer from a competing ‘all cash’ offer, and without our son having to pay a monetary premium above the actual appraised value. Her skills were further demonstrated by a follow-on ratified purchase contract without a single counteroffer; and ensuring the sellers paid their reasonable costs and other associated expenses to complete the transaction!

Melinda did not stop after the contract was ratified; rather, she was actively involved throughout the entire purchase process. She also kept our son well informed of every aspect of the purchase process. Additionally, she consistently maintained communications with my wife and I; thereby, ensuring we always kept abreast of the current status of the transaction. Melinda was also proactive in providing copies of necessary documentation, and always responded to our email and returned our phone calls in a timely manner. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Melinda and valued the relationship we established with her during our initial visit in February 2013. She has a pleasant personality and remained totally engaged from the purchase/contract offer to the closing/recording of the deed.

Melinda’s vast experience, negotiation and communication skills totally eliminated what could have been a very frustrating and stressful situation. We absolutely did not have a single issue or problem associated with this purchase process – and for that we are grateful and wish to extend a special thank you and express our sincere appreciation to Melinda for the enormous role she played in this effort. We would be delighted to work with her in the future, and refer or recommend her to others seeking professional real estate services
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2013 - user79640304
Showed home in 2011 in East San Jose, San Jose, CA 95121.
From the very first phone call returned to me after I reached out only once to begin our house search, Melinda listened to be completely, and only presented properties that fit the criteria we were looking for. She also invested a significant amount of her time taking us to see houses that met our criteria and that we had done a preview on line, and was always gracious, professional, warm and friendly.

She provided us with the best realtor experience we have ever had, and we would highly recommend her to anyone (and have!). She is truly at the top of the list of outstanding realtors. We have had SO many disappointments with other realtors; Melinda has spoiled us and should we ever sell our house, it will be Melinda that we call to list it!
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2013 - user25823186
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $100K in Stockton, CA.
I was referred to work with Melinda from a coworker who said nothing but positive things about her. I had decided I wanted to buy an investment property but I wasn’t quite sure of the process. When looking for a real estate agent I wanted someone I could trust, was personable, and hard working. Melinda encompasses all of those qualities and more. The first time we met for a buyer’s consultation, I told her my goals and with her guidance and sharp knowledge I was able to start the process of buying my investment property. One of the things that stood out to me about Melinda is that she has a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Accounting from Santa Clara University. When discussing my investment property, Melinda impressed me with her knowledge and experience in construction. Purchasing a home is a huge commitment but having someone who I trusted working with me eased so much of my anxiety. I asked several questions throughout the whole process and Melinda would always communicate with me and provide me with information. When I found out my offer had been accepted I had so many mixed emotions, but in the end I knew this was a great investment. Melinda is truly a professional she advocates for her clients, but most importantly she looks for your best interest. Hands down I would recommend Melinda Bettencourt as a real estate agent!
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2013 - 12270Z
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $500K in San Jose, CA.
Melinda was great! She was very responsive and replied back to any emails or text messages within a reasonable time. She was always available to show us homes. She is very experienced in the areas that we were looking for. Her customer service was excellent, she treated us like if we were family! I can speak nothing else but highly of her. If I ever decide to purchase a new home or sell a home, you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be using Melinda!
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013 - user0631472
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $700K in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA.
Melinda by far is the picture of a great realtor, professional right from the start. She is warm and friendly and has a bubbly personality. Melinda is dedicated to her client needs and wants. She is constantly in communication and answers any question you may have. She also worked very hard the make the process go smoothly, which is very nice when the stress level rises. Melinda helped me to make good decisions because of her knowledge of the industry. I would work with Melinda again and recommend her to family and friends. I don't plan on selling my home any time soon but when I do she will get the call.
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Professional Information
Melinda Bettencourt
Address:
Keller Williams Realty - Silicon Va
2110 S. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA  95008
Phone:
(408) 620-4643
Cell:
(408) 622-1698
Fax:
(408) 583-3676Click to view
 
Websites:
Website
 
Screen name:
MelindaBettencourt
Member since:
07/02/2013
Licenses:
  • 01503335 (Realtor)
Languages:
English, Portuguese, Spanish