Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $825K in Berkeley, CA.
Chris Cohn has every quality you want in a realtor. She is a true expert. Chris represented us when we bought our home in Berkeley and we retained her again to help us sell it 8 years later. She is totally trustworthy, very smart, astutely analytical of market trends, keenly intuitive, and an excellent negotiator & navigator through an often stressful process. On top of that, she is a warm & wonderful person who is a joy to work with. Chris is simply the best!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.925M in Berkeley, CA.
We recently worked with Chris to buy a house in Berkeley. Ours was a difficult purchase; we were finicky buyers, our financing was nearly impossible, and our time-scale was tight. I was doubtful we could meet all our constraints, but Chris pulled it all together. In the process, she went way beyond the call of duty, and excelled in all phases of the process, from helping us articulate what we were looking for, to finding the perfect house, to helping us arrange highly unusual financing, to helping us make a perfectly calibrated offer, to closing quickly and cleanly. Throughout it all, I was extremely impressed with her intelligence, knowledge, energy-level, and commitment. In addition, she has continued to work with us after the close, helping us transition to our new house.
She is by far the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. I would definitely use her again if I were ever to buy or sell another house in the area.
Chris is an amazing person to work with. She Is so knowledgable, warm, understanding, supportive and professional -all at once. Chris has helped me buy two homes in the past twenty years. Her knowledge of the market, other agents, industry practices, is invaluable. Her referrals for various inspections are always skilled, honest and reliable. Chris is extremely responsive, and I am always amazed at how accessible she is throughout her busy days. Chris is now helping me find a property with very specific requirements. With her help, I know I will find it. You could not find an agent who is either nicer or more experienced, and I couldn't recommend Chris more highly. She is just the best.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $775K in Piedmont Pines, Oakland, CA.
Chris was our savior! I highly, highly, (did I say highly) recommend Chris Cohn as an agent for home real-estate property in the east bay of the San Francisco area. We did not know Chris before we started working with her and we were pressed against a wall to find a place having just sold our home (but still living in it) with a limited time to move out. Chris hung in there till the stressful end through an extensive search of the east bay, my wife and I being new to this part of the Bay Area, and found us our dream home. Chris came prepared, is smart and knowledgeable, is grounded and pays attention to the details. She is kind, honest and honorable in her work. Chris took the high road at every step which speaks to her ethics around work. I recommend Chris completely!
I have bought and sold 6 homes in two states over the past 40 years and Chris is the best real estate professional I have ever worked with. She is ethical, honest, responsive, knowledgeable, and knows who to call for reasonably priced repairs. She was my broker for 2 sales in Oakland and El Cerrito and succeeded in achieving the results I wanted. My Oakland home sold for a record price in 2002! My El Cerrito house sold in 2 weeks in 2011, despite the recession. She works well with other brokers and seeks their opinions to get the price right. Her marketing expertise is extensive. In both cases she saw what was unique and desirable about my properties, focused on those features, and attracted the right buyers to the open houses. Her background in psychology makes her both a masterful negotiator and enabled her to help me keep things in perspective during what can be an emotionally taxing process. I wish I could find someone with Chris' skills where I live now.
Sold a Single Family home in 2006 in Minneapolis, MN.
Chris Cohn possesses integrity & ethics, intelligence, sensitivity, humor and PATIENCE. She patiently endured months and months of looking for the right house with us, even gently suggested at one point that we were better off not buying, the market was too crazy. We greatly appreciated her putting our needs above the purchase of a house.
But then we found the perfect house, our dream home - all 3 of us agreed it was right! Alas, 11 offers were placed on the house we wanted - despair ensued. Had we come so far only to be disappointed? Chris remained calm, confident and resourceful. We are convinced that it was only Chris's skill and experience, collegial relationships and great offer-writing talent that put us at the top of the heap: we got the house!!
Thank you, thank you Chris for being an amazing, trustworthy agent.
Sold a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $875K in Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA.
Chris helped us in the sale of our former home, as well as in the purchase of our current home.
She handled the purchase of our new home incredibly well, both in terms of managing us (e.g., keeping us grounded, giving advice when needed, and helping us to understand the process as we went along), and in negotiating with a rather eccentric (read: batty) owner.
Her management of the sale of our former home was equally exceptional. Her strategic marketing, knowledge of the area, and respect in the real estate community meant that one open house later we were examining five bids, all over asking. And this was as the world was collapsing in late 2008! Thanks to her expertise, we had the fortune of selecting a new owner that would love our old home as much as we did.
I have repeatedly recommended Chris to colleagues and friends of mine, and will continue to do so as long as she's hanging shingles in front yards.
In 2008 I made up my mind to become a homeowner after years of renting in the bay area. The first step in the process was finding the right real estate agent to help me navigate the process. Through research and recommendations I was led to Chris Cohn. I couldn't have found a better professional. Chris is the honest, responsive realtor everyone wishes they had. If the price isn't right, she knows it. If the house doesn't fit, she tells you. She was never in a hurry or rushed the process and from beginning to end she demonstrated her complete dedication to serving her client's interests first. When I found the perfect place to call home, Chris used her exceptional negotiating skills, expert resources and saint-like patience to ensure the deal closed without surprises. You simply can not find a better client advocate or trusted adviser than Chris for managing the purchase or sale of your home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Castro Valley, CA.
Chris helped us as buyers for our first home. When you are house hunting, you spent a lot of time with your Realtor, Chris is very personable and makes the process much more enjoyable. The process took months before we found the perfect house for us and Chris was never pushy or hard-sell at any point. When we decided to make an offer, Chris was extremely thorough and helped us purchased our first home at the best winning price. After we were in contract, Chris continued to help us with the inspection etc until closing. Highly recommended!
Chris served as our agent while we were trying to both buy a new house and sell our existing home. She skillfully marketed our old house, and we received multiple bids over the asking price. Both transactions went very smoothly without complication. Her knowledge and understanding of the housing market, home inspections, and mortgage lending, helped us get the house we wanted for a price that we could afford. Chris is extremely easy to work and is always focused on ensuring the best interests of her clients. We have recommended her to friends, and they have all been very happy with her services.