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Michele Senitzer

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Realtor (3 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
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REO/ Bank Owned, Sellers

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Michele has been very helpful...I am still considering selling and buying but may wait as the market is very volatile presently...so, I do not know Michele's negotiation skills as of yet but would expect them to be excellent.

  

04/23/2015 - mevi art
Showed home in 2015 in Longfellow, Emeryville, CA 94608.

Michele has been very helpful...I am still considering selling and buying but may wait as the market is very volatile presently...so, I do not know Michele's negotiation skills as of yet but would expect them to be excellent.

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02/20/2015 - user7680358
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Havenscourt, Oakland, CA.

No joke, a perfect 5 for all four starred criteria above.

Before working with Michele, I worked with two other real estate agents. Both were inattentive and seemed to do the bare minimum required to help me find a home. Once I started with Michele everything changed. She took a very proactive approach to helping me. She was in regular contact, and always returned my calls and emails almost immediately. Even at night and on the weekends. Once the purchase had gone through she remained as present and responsive as before when random questions would come up.

Michele was friendly and persistent when working with the selling agent, and also a tough negotiator. She knew how to assemble an offer to make it competitive. Along with an amazing mortgage broker Suzanne Skipper, Michele engineered an astonishing 17-day close that was probably instrumental in me getting the home. Michele has an impeccable team of inspectors, mortgage broker and other professionals that she has hand-picked that are equally friendly and great at what they do, should you choose to use them.

Multiple times Michele went WAY beyond the call of duty. Some examples: when I didn't have the cash on me to pay an inspector, she did; when I had a billion questions at random times, she was available with an answer; when I wanted to buy a home in a bad part of town, she was there to say no and give other options; and the list goes on. I can't recommend Michele highly enough. Thanks Michele!

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01/20/2015 - brianne eastburn
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA.

Buying a home can be an intimidating and frustrating process. As a first-time homebuyer I was scared of making all the wrong decisions. The first decision I made was to work with Michele and from there on out it was smooth sailing.

She really knows the market and will be able to help you find the right home in your price range and in a neighborhood that fits your wants and needs. She walked me through the whole process and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I found a great house in a great neighborhood for a (relatively) great price (this is the Bay Area after all).

Michele is super quick to respond to any questions or concerns you may have and proactively reaches out to check in. She also has a great network of people to work with and can give you recommendations for a great mortgage broker, handyman, etc... All those people that you will need when buying a home.

I can't recommend Michele highly enough!

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12/23/2014 - dasonlam
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA.

Michele is a super hard working agent who had helped me sell my house in Oakland. She was there for me every step of the way from prepping the house to the closing of escrow, making sure that everything is done according to plan. Her attention to details in preparing the house for sale in addition to her persistence in getting something done are her unique traits. I highly recommend Michele to represent you as the seller. No regrets.

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12/10/2014 - whereamIthistime
Sold a home in 2014 in Havenscourt, Oakland, CA 94605.

I interviewed several other agents before I was introduced to Michele. I really enjoyed everyone I met, but there was something about Michele that convinced me she was the one to help list our home. The closest I can come to a word to describe what I perceived would be authenticity. I just felt like she was going to be a really strong, trustworthy, partner in this process.

Thanks to her expert knowledge of the bay area, savvy advice on freshening up our home, a referral to an excellent stager (all the while staying within our budget) we were able to review multiple offers after our very first open house. Whether buying or selling, you should give her a call, you won't be sorry!

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11/15/2014 - zuser20140610154225113
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Longfellow, Oakland, CA.

I couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Michele. She was there with me every step of the way, patiently explaining things and giving me a rapid education in the whole home-buying process. She has exactly the right personality for the job: steady, patient, optimistic and a great sense of humor. Most importantly, she has this amazing ability to rapidly build a strong personal rapport with the listing agent so before I know it they are BFFs and she is able to get valuable intel to help us put together the most compelling offer and I never felt like I was overbidding because I know she had extracted the right intel, thanks to her close rapport. And right at the point when I thought Id give up, she was the one to encourage me to persist and thats precisely when I found my dream home. It was like having a personal coach through the whole process. She is the best!

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10/05/2014 - user8755885
Bought a home in 2014.

As first time home buyers we were looking for an agent that would walk us through the entire home buying process. Michele was a great fit for us because of her knowledge and experience, especially her knowledge in neighborhoods in the Oakland area. She advised us to get pre-qualified and also put us in touch with John at RPM Mortgage. Michele definitely knows the ins and outs of the home real estate business and also works with and can rely on an extensive network of people that can help you get the house you want. Michele and her team were very easy to work with; she helped us get acquainted with docu-sign and made the process of signing all documents much easier and faster. She educated us throughout the process from day one when we gave her our wish list until we were ready to close and picked up our keys! The home buying process can be very intimating, especially in the bay area, working with Michele we felt like she was very friendly and carries her business with a welcoming attitude. She was always there to answer questions, was very responsive with communications, and was looking for our best interest at all times. We would definitely recommend Michele as an agent, she is easy to work with, cares about the neighborhoods, and is a great negotiator and advocator for the needs and wants of her clients. Thanks Michele for helping us buy our first home!

~daisy and jose

P.S. We are now Michele’s neighbors!

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10/03/2014 - zuser20140727173745936
Bought a home in 2014 in Clinton, Oakland, CA 94606.

I cannot say enough about how grateful I am that Michelle came into my life. She cold-called me after I inquired about a property and we hit it off instantly. I knew that she knew the area in Oakland I was interested in after talking to her for a few minutes (heck, she even bought in Oakland!) and that she understood what I wanted. Not only did she understand what I wanted, but she literally made it materialize- I got the exact house I wanted and I also got the house for my first offering price (after some haggling, of course!) but that's unheard of! She was an excellent negotiator, she was able to refer me to great local people and I felt taken care of the whole time. We closed in under a month- it was seamless. If you are looking for a home in the East Bay- do yourself a favor and use this gem of a realtor!

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08/06/2014 - zuser20140402151439348
Showed home in 2014.

Michele Senitzer is a true professional without being pushy or condescending like most realtors I have met. She lets me know the area I think is a great choice, it might not appear what it seems to be. She reminds me in kind and thoughtful ways that I need to investigate further such as crime rate and true market value of the neighborhood. She really does look out for the buyer.

Joe Smith

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08/01/2014 - user0903040
Bought a Multiple Occupancy home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Mosswood, Oakland, CA.

We met Michele at an open house after having been on the market for about a year, at a point at which we were at the open house because we were passing by it even though we were taking a break from house hunting because we just couldn't deal with the process anymore.

Fast forward a little over a year, and we've just closed on a house that was an absolute nightmare purchase, since the sellers didn't have their act together. The details of the transaction would take pages to describe--we were in escrow for longer than more than a handful of Hollywood marriages.

Michele is always responsive, absolutely on it, and also just a friendly and nice person. We _really_ couldn't have gotten through this house purchase without her. An absolute gem.

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