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Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Half Moon Bay, CA.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Michael and Kathy Rain. This was our first home purchase and they gently walked us through the process. Their knowledge of about homes and home purchases is pretty impressive. There wasn't a question that I asked, and there were a lot of questions, that they couldn't answer. It was very comforting to know we were being well taken care of.
Sold a home in 2012 in El Granada, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.
The Rains were strongly recommended to me, by a friend who is a realtor, when I inherited a distressed rental property. They were insightful in helping me sort out the alternative paths for preparing the property for sale; the vendors that they brought in for renovation were highly competent, reasonably priced, customer-oriented, and met a very tight timeline. Michael Rain is very knowledgeable about assessing the structural/physical condition of homes, and was invaluable in helping me navigate the intimidating legal disclosures process; Kathy has an excellent grasp of the local market conditions and was terrific at marketing the property. They paid attention to details and made sure nothing slipped through the cracks. They are warm, enthusiastic, energetic, competent, and well-connected within the community. The listing & selling process went far more smoothly and quickly than I had thought possible.
Bought a home in 2012 in El Granada, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.
My experience with Kathy & Michael Rain has been fabulous! My real estate transaction was very tricky and difficult, but they managed to help close the deal in record time! I really thought I would not be able to close on my new home, but they made it happen. Absolutely awesome agents! The very special thing about these two people is that they are not only real estate agents, but incredible human beings who are passionate about their profession and truly care about their clients best interests, which I find to be rare in the real estate world. Another rare quality is that they both worked so diligently hard on completing the transaction for me and my family, which can be seen with the excellent follow through on every detailed item that fell in their path. They shared with us an incredible amount of knowledge about the area and real estate that made us feel prepared and well informed as first time homebuyers. We felt comfortable and taken care of in our first home buying experience. I highly recommend Kathy & Michael Rain to all my family, friends, and coworkers, and would definitely use them again!
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Pacifica, CA.
It was a pleasure to work with the Rain team. Kathy and Michael are high-energy, fun people. But what you really need to know is that they have the whole package: years of local knowledge and experience, great contacts in the industry, good backup from their broker. I have worked with the Rain team on both sides of real estate transactions. In each case, Kathy and Michael were professional, courteous, realistic, results-oriented, and creative in working out solutions to those minor glitches that are an inevitable part of such a complex transaction. If you are selling your place, the Rains will get you top-dollar. If you are purchasing, they will make sure you get want you want for a price that is fair.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Pacifica, CA.
Michael and Kathy were 100% on it from day one! I really liked their strategy for selling my condo which sold within two weeks of going on the market. Their recommendation to get my own inspections and disclose the reports up front was very smart. Will be using them when I buy my next place.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $725K in El Granada, CA.
My husband and I recently sold our house in the East Bay and were very serious about finding an ocean-view home on the San Mateo Coast. Kathy and Michael Rain came highly recommended and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience with them! Besides being highly responsive, reliable and personable, they truly know the coastal market. They are true insiders. We saw houses before they were coming to market, they knew all the particulars of the climate and its effect on homes, and when we were with them everyone in the area seemed to know them. Because of Kathy and Michael, we were able to find our new home in very short order. We recommend them without hesitation! And, we've found two new friends on the coast.
Bought a home in 2012 in Fairway Park, Pacifica, CA 94044.
Kathy was my lead realtor. We hit it off immediately. She didn't waste my time - really listened to what I was trying to find. And I did! Closed escrow on a great place in a beautiful area. Michael had incredible knowledge about the structure and inspection phases. I highly recommend Kathy and Mike!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $625K in Pacifica, CA.
We have worked with Kathy & Michael both as buyers, and as sellers, and we could not be more impressed and happy with both experiences. They are knowledgeable, pragmatic, motivating, and have the absolute utmost integrity. As first time buyers we were well educated about the buying process and contract terms, and communicated with and supported at every step. Years later, as sellers, we had the same experience and it was a pleasure to once again work with them. There is no question in my mind that if we purchase again in the area, we will call Kathy & Michael!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.15M in Montara, CA.
I highly recommend Michael and Kathy Rain, whether you are buying, or selling a house on the San Mateo coast, anywhere from Pacifica to Half Moon Bay!
I have bought 2 homes, and sold 2 homes with Michael and Kathy, under various market conditions. They have been honest, clear, and helpful in clearing obstacles.
Michael has extremely good knowledge of legal issues, and a very good ability to spot issues with properties, as well as their strengths. Kathy is extremely responsive, and has very good insight into what I was looking for, and on how we should stage the houses that I was selling, as well as what kinds of things I should do to improve the price and saleability, and those that I shouldn't bother with.
I am extremely happy with the house that I recently purchased, which Kathy found for me.
I would happily work with them again, and have recommended them to my friends and acquaintances.
We were selling our home in a tough market for sellers,despite this we sold the house fairly quickly and we think that the reason is that Mike and Kathy show their clients properties in open houses every weekend.Lots of work for them but hugely beneficial for a seller.I had total confidence in their advice throughout.I would recommend them unreservedly.