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Real Estate Consultant, Realtor (8 years experience)
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Concord, CA.
My wife and I were first time home buyers and Gabriele was tireless in helping us find the perfect home we were looking for. She was very knowledgeable of the East Bay home market. We used to live in San Francisco, but our rental was just getting too crowded and busy. So we wanted to find a larger place for ourselves, but we had no idea where and how to buy a home. Gabriele was very patient in showing us a variety of homes from Dublin, Castro Valley, Contra Costa, and etc. until we had a good sense of the market, the type of house, and the location we wanted. She was very keen on understanding our needs and gave us excellent advices on the pros and cons of the properties we saw and how our offers should be written. Gabriele is a warm and friendly person and she made our arduous task of home shopping a pleasant experience. We been recommending her to our family and friends since and will surely work with her again without a second thought.
We had the great pleasure of working with Gabriele Orbell for our East Bay home search. Gabriele knows the East Bay housing market very very well. From Oakland to Lafayette to Walnut Creek to Pleasant Hill to Martinez (and, everyplace in between), she knows what is a fair price and, accordingly, how best to structure an offer and close a deal.
We are from Los Angeles and being so new to the East Bay, we really didn't know a lot about the different cities and neighborhoods. She spent so much time with us - showing us around just so we'd get a good "feel" for the East Bay and all it offered. We never felt any pressure with Gabriele. She happily and graciously zoomed us around answering all of our questions and showing us so many amazing homes. She also makes herself available via text message, email and telephone. She's like that - she knows that the home buying process is stressful and that things come up at the last minute -- so, she's available to you, always.
We noticed too that Gabriele has wonderful relationships with other agents. When we'd approach another agent, he/she would immediately give Gabrielle a warm welcome (often with a quick embrace and always a smile). We were excited about this, knowing that in working with Gabriele, we were working with a highly regarded, established and well liked local real estate agent.
I cannot emphasize enough that Gabriele is a great listener and communicator. She really understood our home purchasing needs and desires: from our "real" budget to the architectural style and amenities of the home we desired, to the neighborhood in which we wanted to live.
Gabriele was always so friendly, helpful and accommodating in our home hunt. From the first day we worked with her to the last, she made us feel at ease and very confident with the home buying process. When it came time to make offers, she walked us through the process. She was very patient, explaining everything she would be doing on our behalf -- all with the ultimate goal of making sure we got the home we had fallen in love with and wanted so very much. Gabriele came through for us on every level!
I suppose the highest compliment I can give is this -- when it is time to sell my home, I will ONLY call Gabriele to handle the deal. There's no one else I trust as much as I do Gabriele. And, guess what? I'd ask Gabriele to find us yet another home to purchase. We think of Gabriele as our "realtor for life". But, really, she's much more than a realtor to us. We've come to think of her as a cherished and very dear friend. Really though, she is now part of our family. How lucky are we to have a wonderful and expert realtor in the family? We are very lucky indeed.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Concord, CA.
Gabriele is the "Best You Will Ever Hope to Find" in the Real Estate Market !!!
Gabriele works very hard for you, and is honest and passionate about her work. And this is the edge that you will need in this fast paste and growing housing market !!! Gabriele goes that extra mile for you, to make sure you are updated in the housing market, and are advised wisely.
Gabriele puts your needs first and foremost. This is why I will highly recommend Gabriele for the job !!!
Gabriele was so professional. She answered all our questions promptly and was available in person bringing documents to our home for signing which was so convenient. She staged the house beautifully and negotiated the closing in a rapid timeline. I am using her again in the sale of a second home currently- I highly recommend her. Sincerely, Elizabeth Deloache
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $475K in Concord, CA.
Gabriele Orbell sold our property in a difficult market, using her considerable professional contacts for staging, photos, and open houses. She returned our emails and phone calls quickly. All our paperwork was completed accurately and promptly. She is knowledgeable about real estate and works hard for her clients. Gabriele even stopped by and helped us paint!
Gabriele was excellent in locating properties for us to view. She listened intently to our requests and needs in locating the perfect home. Her knowledge of the area and quick response landed us into our dream home. Once in the negotiating and closing process Gabriele used her expertise and knowledge to close the deal immediately! There is nobody better to help you locate your dream home!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in Walnut Creek, CA.
Gabriele was on top of the whole process. She helped us get pre-approval for our loan overnight and managed the negotiations, inspection process and closing process in a professional and timely manner. She created a great rapport with the selling broker that made the process go smoothly when questions/issues came up.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $300K in Pittsburg, CA.
We bought our first home through Gabriele, she is excellent, she works for the client and not the commission. Since we were buying our first home, Gabriele spent a lot of time showing us different options and properties and encouraged this as she wanted us to find a place we would be happy to call home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Concord, CA.
As first time house buyers in the US (we are from Europe) my husband and I could not have wished for a more competent, knowledgeable and helpful Realtor. Gabriele made us feel completely safe through the whole process, especially the contractual part, which we knew nothing about . She has a thorough knowledge of the market in the East Bay area, especially in Walnut Creek and Concord, where we wanted to buy. She answered all our questions, even the ones we didn't know to ask! She was on the ball constantly, followed up and made sure that everything was running smoothly and she got us our dream house!
I have happily recommended her to several friends and colleagues already and she has impressed them too:0)