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David and Andrew sold our unusual home, a bungalow and garden in Alameda that we had transformed across 20 years. They told us they would have a great time marketing our unique home and they were so encouraging that we decided to let our home go. These guys are amazing because they know this business.
David and Andrew inspire trust. We were always confident that they had the details covered. They always let us know when we needed to take an action. They always listened and we adjusted back and forth until we reached final choices that felt right. We never felt pressure from them in any way. They approached the sale of this house in a personal way and it is clear that they do this for all their clients.
David and Andrew were always generous in their enthusiasm and this showed in every conversation we had with them and in every word they wrote about us and the house. They indeed knew just how to market our home. These guys are the best!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $750K in Alameda, CA.
David and Andrew went above and beyond what any other realtors would have done. They were very professional, organized and tenacious through the difficult sale of my house. They organized their team to prepare and stage the house, the open houses and many viewings while we continued to live in the house. When problems arouse, they never stopped figuring out solutions. They did this all with kindness, humor and incredible amounts of patience. I am very happy with the outcome, and the buyers are excited to move in. Thanks so much David and Andrew!
Response from David Gunderman on 11/24/2014
Thank you, Karen! You are an amazing woman and it has been our profound pleasure to serve. Wishing you, your dad, and your whole family wonderful new lives in Florida!! Cheers...
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.825M in Orinda, CA.
We decided to work with David and Andrew because of the many rave reviews they received from their previous clients. To my amazement, they exceeded the high expectations I had as a result of those rave reviews. We had listed our Orinda house with three other realtors over a 2 1/2 year period, got no offers, and were constantly pressured to lower the price. Right before we listed with David and Andrew, the most "expert" Orinda realtors urged us to price our house more than $300,000 below the price suggested by David and Andrew. David and Andrew sold our house in 16 days at a price $12,000 above the asking price.. They gave us expert advice on changes we needed to make to improve the marketability of the house, they put us in touch with a fantastic stager (Marius DuValle), and prepared an amazing photo brochure, and focused their marketing on the right markets (all the other agents had focused on Orinda, whereas David and Andrew focused on Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, where buyers are more appreciative of a dramatic contemporary house like ours). David and Andrew also provided expert advice on how to deal with the multiple offers we received and on how to deal with other requests from the eventual buyers.
In short, our experience with David and Andrew proves how much difference a truly expert real estate agent can make. On top of that, both of them are truly delightful people to work with, It is our privilege to give them our highest possible recommendation.
Response from David Gunderman on 11/18/2014
Frank/Toni: thank you so much for this lovely review. It has been an absolute pleasure to serve you both and we are so pleased with the outcome!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $825K in Alameda, CA.
With David's expert help I moved into my dream house less than a month after first viewing it. David was invaluable in providing advice about the whole bidding and purchase process. He was extremely responsive and was always there to answer questions or even just provide a bit of moral support. Would highly recommend!!
Response from David Gunderman on 11/18/2014
Lucy: thank you for the kind words. Wishing you many happy and inspired years in your new home...!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $3.525M in Claremont, Berkeley, CA.
David and Andrew were introduced to us by a friend. We chose them after interviewing 3 other high-end realtors. We thought our property was unique and deserved more than the average per square foot price some other realtors were suggesting. They carefully listened to our story and immediately understood why our property was special. They developed a brilliant marketing strategy that worked with our timeline. They have access to all resources you need to prep a house for sale. They brought in the best stager, photographer and video crew. They delivered on everything they promised and went above. We may have had some luck with the hot market but these guys made sure that all stars were aligned when we hit the market. You get 2 for the price of 1. They are highly professional, patient, savvy, straight shooters and fun to work with. I would give them 7 stars if Zillow allowed it.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $2.125M in Alameda, CA.
When you sell your home you want to make the most money possible, you want the deal to go smoothly and the buyers to be ones that truly love your home and are invested in making the deal work. You want a realtor that know's how to negotiate when the emotions run high, who keeps cool and is able to advise you, but also respect your opinion and work with you. David and Andrew do this. They address any issue that comes up promptly and professionally. Lillian, who works with them, is sincere, warm, and very organized - you can text her as you are waiting at the house for your forgotten lock-box code and the text will be returned within a minute. They have a long list of people who can help them help you - from electricians to stagers - basically everything you need to prepare your home for the sale. David and Andrew walk you through the process and you are always in the loop. There wasn't anything unexpected -- well, except the price they got for my home - which was beyond my wildest dream! Please interview them, and if there is a fit between you, please know you will be lucky to work with two such sincere, hard-working, and genuine people.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Alameda, CA.
David and Andrew are the most amazing real estate agents we ever worked with. Their knowledge and professionalism in selling our family home made all the difference. In addition to drawing on their many years of expertise in the East Bay real estate market, they were most ably supported by a team of highly skilled trades people, who helped bring out the many wonderful qualities of our vintage home. David and Andrew captured and promoted the essence of our home and neighborhood to a very large market of potential buyers. Through their negotiation skills we were able to realize a substantial gain on the sale of our home. Throughout the process of preparing and then placing our home on the market, David and Andrew were always prompt and responsive in communicating with us. We highly recommend them to anyone planning on buying or selling their home. Barbara and Andrew, Alameda CA
Hands down best agents in the Bay Area. We feel very lucky to have worked with David. Through the whole process of selling our existing house and purchasing a new one, David exceeded our expectations. Without his help and tireless efforts we would not have found our dream house. I highly recommend David and his agency.