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Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.275M in Berkeley, CA.
Expert and a class act every step of the way:
Tracy at Berkeley Hills Realty was our real estate agent and helped us buy our North Berkeley home. Every step of the way Tracy was incredible. It took us almost one year of looking every week and several failed offers and near misses until we found our home. Tracy was so patient and always available to us. She is extremely expert and her advice, insights and guidance to us on so many matters ranging from financial, renovations, structural issues and strategy on making the offer, were invaluable. We considered other agents and there are others who may advertise more or may be more visible, but Tracy and her staff at Berkeley Hills Realty are authentic and conscientious and deeply experienced. There was more than one house that Tracy steered us away from due to a variety of risks or problems that she identified for us. We are sure that some other agents would have let us make offers on these houses without saying anything, but Tracy brought concerns to our attention and helped us factor these issues into whether we made an offer and what contingencies, if any, to make in the offer. Tracy also has given us fantastic referrals to vendors including our mortgage broker, contractors, decorator and structural engineer. Every one of her referrals has been superb as well. We are incredibly grateful to have had Tracy as our agent and we give her and Berkeley Hills Realty our highest recommendation.
Bought a Single Family home in 1999 for approximately $325K in Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA.
Tracy was instrumental in helping us purchase a special property in 1999. She was professional, really really smart, saved us money, and helped put our first time purchase into perspective. Can't imagine a better choice than Tracy.
Response from Bill on 01/16/2012
Wow! Is this Beverly? Thank you very much for signing in after all these years and remembering me so fondly. Your home is really special! I miss seeing your beautiful face!
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $725K in Kensington, CA.
Bill and Tracy were our agents for both the purchase of our new home and, subsequently, the sale of our old home. They are absolutely terrific to work with and provided expert advice on every aspect of the transactions. In addition, they gave us access to a great network of professionals for every aspect of home improvement and repair. Buying and selling a home is a major event in ones life that can be stressful. Thanks to their expertise, knowledge, intelligence and caring we look back at it as a wonderful experience. If we ever buy or sell a house, it is Bill and Tracy that we want as our agents.
I was thoroughly satisfied with the help that Tracy and Bill gave me. I worked primarily with Tracy to buy my first house and she very guided me painlessly through the process, answered all my questions, gave clear guidance about how to handle things that popped up and was generally very reliable, prompt and trustworthy.
Sold a Single Family home in 2004 for approximately $675K in Richmond, CA.
Bill & Tracy are the best in the business. They make you feel like you are their only clients. Their attention to our needs was nothing short of expert. We feel like you get two real estate professionals for the price of one. In this market an experienced real estate professional is a must if you are sell or buying. We have worked with them on both a sale and a purchase. Any real estate agent can price a house at a low price to get someone to look at the house and even get a bid. But Bill & Tracy will truly market your house. They have an extensive database of contacts and have the resources to communicate effectively using social media channels to build a market for your house so that you receive top dollar in a shorter time frame. If you are reading this review you should pick up the phone and call them today. Otherwise you are going to have wasted another day that you could have bought or sold your house.
Bought a Single Family home in 2005 in Berkeley, CA.
I just noticed Bill & Tracy on Zillow and, though it's been 7 years since we bought our house, the positive experience of working with them is still fresh in my mind. I can't think of many times in life more sensitive and important than buying your first home with your new husband. Maybe having your first baby comes close. If so, Bill & Tracy were the doulas that we needed to make the whole experience positive, safe, warm and successful. As a team with different strengths, they can really address the range of needs and feeling couples are going through when choosing and buying a house. I trusted them, I liked them, we enjoyed the relationship we had with them while looking at houses and figuring out together what we wanted and how to get it. Ultimately, they helped us negotiate and seal the deal on a house we've been so happy with. Long after we bought the house, we felt comfortable calling them to ask for advice about the market, home improvements we were considering etc. We now have two little boys, ages 4 and 6, and are all happy together in the house. We have and will continue to recommend them to anyone we know who needs an agent and will certainly work with them if we ever sell and buy again.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $825K in Berkeley, CA.
I have worked with Tracy and Bill since 2002. They were our buyer's agents when we bought our first house and our seller's agents when we sold it. And they helped us with references and solutions through the years. I think once you are their client, they will always be there for you.
Tracy and Bill are very familiar with the East Bay - I have referred friends who have bought houses in El Cerrito, Berkeley and Rockridge. They have a deep knowledge of the properties and local laws, which vary by city.
My husband and I worked with Bill and Tracy to sell our home. They were helpful and responsive every step of the way. I really appreciated how straight forward they were when it came to suggesting improvements to the house and also when suggesting pricing for our home. I felt that both my best interest and the interest of the future buyer were being taken care of.
It has been a very positive experience working with them and I would highly recommend them to friends and family.
Bought a Multi Family home in 2006 for approximately $775K in Berkeley, CA.
We have worked closely with both Bill and Tracy on several occasions and have always been impressed with their expertise, diligence and passion for our plight. We trust them completely as they are fair and ethical and always have wealth of knowledge to share. They take the time to fully hear and understand our vision and set realistic expectations for what we can aim for. They are extremely responsive and have been very accommodating and flexible around meeting times and places. They were recommended to us by family members who were thrilled with their working experience with them when buying a home and we would not hesitate to strongly recommend them to anyone who needs a Realtor in the East Bay.