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March 2015<br/><br/>As a professional in the commercial real state business for over 30 years, I was asked by a friend to manage the process to assist her elderly mother through the listing and sale process of her home in El Granada. Being from Baltimore, Maryland, I Google searched for local realtors, found several, conducted phone interviews and concluded that Kathy Rain and her team were the best fit for this transaction. I strongly recommended Kathy Rain and her husband to my friend's mother. It was the best decision for many reasons; Kathy's professional experience and skill in effectively transacting residential real estate in the El Granada, Half Moon Bay region, her pleasant demeanor, her knowledge and confidence throughout the process especially working with an elderly client transitioning into assisted care facility while keeping me continually informed throughout every step of the process. I strongly recommend that if you are considering the purchase or sale of real estate in that market, Kathy Rain and The Rain Team are your new secret weapon. Here's the best part, from listing date to settlement date was 13 days and it sold for $50,000 over the asking price. Needless to say, all parties were delighted in the result. E. Moyer, Baltimore, Md.
As a professional in the commercial real state business for over 30 years, I was asked by a friend to manage the process to assist her elderly mother through the listing and sale process of her home in El Granada. Being from Baltimore, Maryland, I Google searched for local realtors, found several, conducted phone interviews and concluded that Kathy Rain and her team were the best fit for this transaction. I strongly recommended Kathy Rain and her husband to my friend's mother. It was the best decision for many reasons; Kathy's professional experience and skill in effectively transacting residential real estate in the El Granada, Half Moon Bay region, her pleasant demeanor, her knowledge and confidence throughout the process especially working with an elderly client transitioning into assisted care facility while keeping me continually informed throughout every step of the process. I strongly recommend that if you are considering the purchase or sale of real estate in that market, Kathy Rain and The Rain Team are your new secret weapon. Here's the best part, from listing date to settlement date was 13 days and it sold for $50,000 over the asking price. Needless to say, all parties were delighted in the result. E. Moyer, Baltimore, Md.
Kathy and Michael have more than 20 years of experience in this area. They were able to tell me what I needed to do to the house. Kathy assisted me in completing forms with much patience and told me her expectations as far as staging the house and how to prepare to show the house. They are as helpful as you wish them to be and guide you through the whole process. I would highly recommend them. If you are elderly and giving up your beloved home, they are understanding and will guide you.
I met Michael Rain six years ago at an open house. His practical knowledge and consideration for clients was immediately apparent, and I determined to ask him and his partner Kathy to be my agents should I ever want to sell my home in El Granada.
When that time came, I called Michael and Kathy and they immediately took charge, walked me through the disclosures, got all the problem areas in my house fixed, started planning the staging, and then—surprise of surprises, told me they had a client looking for a home just like mine! Their buyer came to look at it and made an offer the very same day—exactly the price I wanted, with no hassles and no contingencies! We closed in just three weeks, and I couldn’t have done it without the expert knowledge and guidance, connections and detailed follow-up that Kathy and Michael provided every step of the way. In addition, they are such nice people and such a pleasure to work with—smart, considerate, thoughtful, efficient, and thorough. I am now happy to count them among my friends.
If I ever have the good fortune to buy on the Coast again, there’s no one else I’d rather use. I recommend that you see what they can do for you!
Sold a home in 2014 in El Granada Mobile Home Park, Moss Beach, CA 94038.
Over the past several months, Kathy and Michael, the Rain Team (with Coldwell Banker), represented us both for the sale of our house in Daly City and the purchase of a home in Moss Beach. We cannot say enough about their professionalism, hard work, genuine concern for us and our family, and the quality of their work. They guided us through every step of what could have been a very stressful process – telling us what to expect along the way. Our house sold in 12 days, and we received a really great price for it. Kathy and Michael then helped us find our dream home on the Coast. This, too, is in no small part due to their years of experience and thorough knowledge of this area and the intricacies of the real estate market. They always had our well being in mind, making sure that the house we bought was right for us and our baby. They made a point of giving us a very honest assessment of every house we looked at so that we could make our decision based on facts and not raw emotion. On a personal level, they were a pleasure to work with and helped us keep a sense of humor and healthy perspective. We highly, highly recommend the Rain Team.
Sold a home in 2014 in Fairway Park, Pacifica, CA 94044.
One day in 1999 we wandered into an open house, and instead of a salesperson hitting us up with questions, we were serenaded by classical guitar from upstairs. When we found the musician, we found our agents. From the first few minutes, it became clear that the Rains are knowledgeable about the intricacies of real estate like nobody we've ever known. They are friendly, savvy, meticulous and unquestionably the people you want on your side of the negotiations. Michael & Kathy Rain have become the standard by which all our professional interactions are measured, and nobody in any industry has come close. They work with a network of fantastic people, so when you need something, they get you to the people who will make it happen, and make it happen well. They got us into a fabulous house in 1999, helped us sell in 2001, and when we returned to the area in 2014, there was never any question who would get us into the home of our dreams. Thank you Michael & Kathy!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $725K in Pacifica, CA.
Tom and I did our research for the “right” realtors. We were fortunate and came across Kathy and Michael’s website. We arranged for a meeting and immediately knew they were the ones for us!! We connected and signed on the spot. They know their business. They have connections for local handymen, painters, plumbers, electricians which are readily available to them. We moved so fast and efficiently with the guidance and expertise of Kathy and Michael. In one and half months we fixed up and sold the house. Unbelievable!!! We are so grateful to the Rain Team!! We HIGHLY recommend them for your Pacifica and coastal real estate needs…
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Pacifica, CA.
When we chose Kathy and Michael as our buyer agents, we were looking all over the peninsula. Luckily, after visiting their office in Half Moon Bay and seeing some other listings on the coast, we fell in love with the idea of buying in a coastal community and are indebted to them not only for guiding us through every step of the buying process (as first time home buyers without a clue, this was extremely important to us) and for finding us the perfect place (a townhouse in Pacifica, as it turned out) but for turning us on to the coast to begin with. We couldn't be happier with the location and incredible value of coastal living, especially when we saw what our budget could buy us in, for example, San Mateo. Michael gave us the ins and outs of what could go wrong, and made us feel comfortable that he would never let us buy a place with major flaws. Kathy handled our transaction with the seller's agent smoothly. Both were genuinely excited for us when our offer was accepted and treated us like family throughout the whole process. They are extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods on the coast and all things real estate. They are also warm and wonderful to work with!
Kathy and Michael guided us through the entire process beginning with recommendations on improvements and repairs, then working with us on coming up with the optimal asking price. Their expertise enabled us to sell our house within 30 days, which helped reduce the pain associated with selling a house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Moss Beach, CA.
We interviewed several real estate agents, and chose Kathy Rain for 2 reasons: (1) her (and her husband Michael's) expertise in coastal real estate, and (2) Kathy and Michael's honesty, integrity, and warm personalities. Specifically, Kathy was the only agent we interviewed who informed us about a law that had passed a few years ago that pertains to coastal properties with well water. No other agent even mentioned this new law to us. When you hire Kathy, you get two for the price of one because you also get the benefit of Michael's expertise. Michael was right on the money when he recommended a listing price for our home. They call themselves "The Rain Team." We call them "The Rain Makers!!"
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Montara, CA.
When we first met Kathy and Michael Rain all we knew about the area was that we liked going to the beach there. We quickly benefited from their expertise on the Half Moon Bay area, real estate contracts, and negotiation. They made sure of that. The Rain Team runs a client focused and highly ethical business, which was very important to us. It became very clear they care about their clients. They helped us think through our purchase and because of them we found a home that met all our needs and wants. They navigated us through some unique circumstances and we knew we were in good hands. They even gave us some good ideas for the renovations. Fast forward 15 years and who were we going to call to sell our home, The Rain Team. Kathy is amazing at helping stage a home for sale, which is key to finding a buyer. When you engage Michael and Kathy you are getting the best of the best. No one runs an open house like Michael. In a blink of an eye they got our house in contract. Their service did not stop there. They represented us thoughout the ongoing negotiations expertly and we closed on time. I would recommend Michael and Kathy Rain to everyone with great confidence. Buying and selling a home is a business transaction and also an emotional experience. Throughout the process we felt like the buying and selling transactions were being carefully and expertly managed and we were being guided through the process with our interest front and center. We got our asking price and the only sad thing is that we moved out of the area. I've bought and sold many homes and have never had Realtors like Michael and Kathy Rain. Our suggestion is check them out before even thinking about using another agent. Professionals like The Rain Team need to be rewarded so they can keep helping people like us find a good home and sell a home when life moves you on to the next adventure.