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04/07/2014 - zacharykrane
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in Shafter, Oakland, CA.
Rayne was our guide to the East Bay and home buying. In short - she is honest, straight forward, a wealth of knowledge not just about homes but the area and helped us find the perfect home. We had worked with two realtors prior to meeting Rayne, and she is certainly someone very special. Anyone would be very fortunate to have her working with them.
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Thank you Zach, it makes a big difference. I know how busy you are so I really appreciate the time you took to do this. Pet Winston and Henry for me.

 

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04/07/2014 - user8590811
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in Shafter, Oakland, CA.
I'll start by saying that we wouldn't be in our home which we love and adore if it weren't for Rayne Palmer. Not only are we settled in the best home in the best location we could have hoped for, it’s been mere months since we started looking. The first offer we made was accepted because of Rayne’s expert guidance. Don’t get me wrong – the market is really tough. But it’s doable if you do your homework and have Rayne as your guide.

As the buyer (we were first-timers), we had to make the tough calls – and any agent who tries to make them for you is probably not helping you out, which is why we really appreciated Rayne. She was unbelievably supportive and patient, and never made us feel like we were lowest on the totem pole for this being our first time – she wanted to help us learn, not steer the process. From the beginning, she took the time to make sure we understood how buying a home worked upfront so we wouldn’t feel confused or overwhelmed. She was also very responsive to our “style” – we liked to see houses on our own and then talk about them with her afterwards. Sensing this, she would always preview homes beforehand and tell us which ones she thought we might be interested in. Very importantly, Rayne trusted and respected our process as buyers, and we never felt pressured or second-guessed when we didn’t want to make an offer on a house.

When it did come time to make our first offer, we were all in, and so was Rayne. She went absolutely above and beyond to make sure we had the very best shot at getting this house – essentially, she shepherded our offer up until the moment it was signed, including developing and maintaining a relationship with the sellers’ agent. Once we got into contract, Rayne was just the right amount of supportive – which is what I would call “accessible.” I’ve come to think that is the most prized quality in your real estate agent. She was never officious with her advice, but rather prided herself on making sure she responded to you asap if you reached out with anything – and she’ll talk, text, email or meet you in person.

Those are some of the highlights of how Rayne can help you buy, and I imagine sell, your home. But to top it off Rayne is simply a lovely person to work with. She is genuine and incredibly kind, and has been living in the Berkeley area for many years so she cares about you finding your place in the East Bay.

She came extremely highly recommended to us, and now we are delighted to have the opportunity to give her our highest recommendations to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent. When you’re sitting in your lovely, new home after a smooth process, you’ll be glad you did.
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06/25/2013 - user6588578
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.075M in El Cerrito, CA.
Rayne is an amazing agent and I highly recommend her to anyone. She has a great knowledge about the Bay Area and is well respected in the industry as she has been doing this for a while. She is very ethical with great integrity.
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06/18/2013 - user3887172
Bought a home in 2013.
Rayne negotiated the details of buying a short sale house I knew about. She anticipated problems and moved skillfully around them. She worked well with the other realtor and was sensitive to the needs of the owner. Her list of resource people is very helpful for someone new to buying investment property. After the sale her current information and advice on the next step has been invaluable, especially since I new to all this.I am so very happy she is in my court for the years to come and recommend her highly.
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05/15/2013 - fiato
Sold a home in 2010.
Rayne is as professional, knowledgeable and available as you could wish for. I highly recommend her for all real estate transactions. She helped me to find a home for my specific needs in a very short span of time due to a trade situation. I could not have been in better hands.
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05/15/2013 - user3222618
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Piedmont, CA.
Rayne really knows her business and advised and guided us through a tough buyer's market, resulting in the purchase of the home that was just right for us. She is incredibly responsive and fun to work with. She also helped us sell our house, which achieved multiple offers and closed during the Decemeber Holiday season. I would highly recommend Rayne to anyone who is buying or selling a home.
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05/11/2013 - smarius
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Pinole, CA.
Working with Rayne was great, she was always punctual and very patient throughout the entire process which lasted several months. She is very honest and will tell you her point of view in regards to the house and price without trying to simply make the sale. I would definitely recommend her.
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05/03/2013 - user76968649
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Pinole, CA.
we loved working with Rayne. she was very responsive, has a lot of experience and we felt we definately had a sensitive advocate who listened to our needs and then worked hard to have us in the right house.
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04/18/2013 - iprokopoff
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Montclair, Oakland, CA.
We have worked with Rayne over the last five years, and have been handily guided through the process of buying both a single family house, and an apartment building. We've recommended her to all our house-buying friends, and she's worked with a number of them to successfully navigate their buying processes in both up- and down-markets. She deeply, deeply knows her stuff, and is quite fun to work with (great sense of humor, which is quite welcomed during the real estate buying process!).

We would not work with anyone else in the East Bay.

A little more detail: Rayne has been working in her field, and in the East Bay market, for over two decades - there's not a street she doesn't know. She also has a remarkable network of brokers, inspectors, and experts that she easily brings in when needed. Rayne is great at confidently and considerately guiding you as the buyer or seller when you're flipping out. She knows when to move very fast, and when to ease off, and let the process unfold as it needs to. She is very patient, and is willing to go the whole way with you - when we first started looking for a house in Oakland, we had a very, very different thing in mind from what we ended up very happily buying. She went with us on this journey, and learned quite a bit about how to help us be clearer about what we were looking for - and got great at recommending places "we would love".

She's a pleasure to hang out with during this whole process and never makes you feel other than as if you're her main client. Highly, highly recommended.
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04/17/2013 - user9887868
Sold a home in 2012.
I was forced to sell my house due to financial difficulties and the loss of my home of over 20+ years was devestating to me. Rayne knew exactly how to help me through the process, I really don't believe anyone else could have done as good a job for me. She was compassionate and empathic but also knew how to negoitiate a transaction which was in my best interest. She also helped me to move to my new condominium and again, knew exactly what I needed. I would recommend Rayne in a heartbeat to anyone contemplating a sale of their house or a purchase of a new one.
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Rayne Palmer
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2095 Rose Street Suite 100
Berkeley, CA  94709
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