The realtor we used to buy our condo back in 2008 came recommended and I was fairly satisfied with the service I received, but I can tell you now that I had no idea what I what missing. The Padillas (we worked mostly with Denise but Carlos helped as well) are in a league of their own.
- great for first time homebuyers but excellent for those more experienced as well - great for buyers or sellers, condos or houses, homes or investments - very handy and go the extra mile! - great referrals for everything from lenders to handymen -- everyone we worked with did great work at good prices, and earned/valued their reputation (hard to find these days) - while Denise was always clear that the decisions were ours, I found it very refreshing that she would actually offer an opinion when asked. - Denise and Carlos are super-responsive and have excellent communication skills. We worked with them for months and were always in the loop, and never had to wait long for a response (be it phone, email, or text). - Home buying and selling can be a lengthy, frustrating process, especially in this market. Denise and Carlos maintained a positive, constructive attitude throughout, and always helped mitigate our stress. - They don't take on more than they can chew -- we never once felt like we were competing for their time.
I strongly recommend Carlos and Denise Padilla for anyone looking to buy or sell in the bay area.