Bought a home in 2012 in Millbrae Meadows, Millbrae, CA 94030.
Testimonial for Roger Dewes:
My husband and I worked with Roger as first-time home buyers, and we are pleased to offer our highest and most enthusiastic recommendation for Roger. To give you some context, we were looking to purchase a home in Millbrae, which is highly competitive market due to the outstanding school district, proximity to Bart/Caltrain, and beautiful homes on tree-lined streets. Although we were first-time home buyers, we had high expectations for finding our dream home in the right location and within our budget.
Roger’s support as our real estate agent was absolutely paramount to helping us secure our dream home. From our experience in working with Roger, what we appreciated the most was his professionalism, commitment, technical expertise, and housing market experience and knowledge.
-Client Engagement: When we first met Roger, we felt an immediate connection and kinship. As a former teacher, Roger has a fantastic way of mentoring and educating first-time home buyers and engaging with people one-on-one that makes buying a home a very seamless process. He takes the time to ensure that you truly understand the home purchasing process and the current housing market, and he listens to your needs and concerns.
-Technical knowledge and industry experience: During the house hunting search, we cannot express how much we appreciated Roger’s vast knowledge on houses. Roger taught us how to assess the overall health of a house – including foundation issues, electrical wiring, sewer lateral repair, roofing, pipes, etc etc. He also taught us how to read home inspection / roofing / termite reports and would take the time to review each page with us in detail. With Roger’s mentorship and guidance, we went to open houses and inspected homes with greater confidence each time.
-Negotiation skills and professionalism: Roger is the consummate professional and is highly effective at building relationships with others. On our end, we had a rather difficult time in closing escrow. We were closing during a time when interest rates were quite low (thus many homeowners were re-financing) and the banks were over-scrutinizing each piece of documentation, which caused many delays in closing escrow across the housing market. Every day of our close period, we counted on Roger’s professionalism, negotiation skills and engagement with the selling party to keep the agreement afloat. Without a doubt, Roger was absolutely critical in keeping all parties on the same page and truly represented our best interests as clients.
From the beginning of our search to when we closed escrow, we could see that Roger was deeply committed to helping us find our home, and we are forever grateful to him.
As a final note, there are many real estate agents in the Bay Area, and many have comparable years of experience, but not everyone can deliver with same level of client engagement, professionalism and dedication. We were lucky to have worked with Roger. It is important to find a great real estate agent because when a random crisis arise, you need people like Roger who have the deep-seated expertise, commitment, and relationship building skills to help you navigate through difficult negotiations and represent your best interests.
We cannot say enough about how much we appreciate Roger! Any opportunity given to him will be more than repaid by his dedication, expertise, and hard work to helping you purchase your dream home!
Found a tenant for a home in College Heights, Burlingame, CA 94010.
Roger Dewes has worked selflessly representing us for over two years. Relocating to Seattle from Burlingame during housing downturn, Roger proposed renting our home in a way that protected our investment for recovery. Roger’s knowledge of the local market, and focus on customer first, is refreshing and testament to his integrity.
Bought a Condo home in 2000 for approximately $375K in San Mateo Heights, San Mateo, CA.
Roger Dewes is more than an agent, he's someone who really cares about what you want as a seller or a buyer and goes the extra mile! He's about his client being happy with their sale or purchase. He relieves any anxiety or doubt as he works it through with you. He knows the area hands down and gets to know his clients and helps them make their dreams come true. The best part- he never forgets about you and becomes a welcome part of your life. He's great!!
Bought a home in 2013 in San Mateo Village, San Mateo, CA 94403.
It has been great working with Roger Dewes. He's very friendly and enthusiastic. He is very knowledgeable in the purchase process and real estate market. He is very prompt and responsive. He is extremely professional. Thank you Roger!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in San Bruno, CA.
Roger's full range of expertise was wonderful. He gave great advice on preparing our home for sale. He accurately estimated what our home was worth and backed it up by showing us comparable homes. His photography skills caught the best features of our home so that our listing looked great and drew plenty of interest for our open house days. His communication skills and availability comforted us through every phase of the process so that we could focus on our move. His marketing skills brought in offers promptly, so that our home sold within two weeks, while his negotiating skills got our full asking price under exceptionally difficult circumstances. All in all, we would recommend him most heartily.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $625K in San Bruno, CA.
Roger is very professional and knowledgeable about real estate in our area. Priced the home properly so we got multiple offers and sold for above asking price in 10 days.He guided us throughout this process and was available to us days, evenings and throughout the holiday weekend.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Baywood Knolls, San Mateo, CA.
Roger first helped us find a rental when moving to the peninsula from Ohio. It was a great experience working with him, answering emails very quickly and helping to prepare a whirlwind tour on a weekend. He then helped us find a wonderful home in the coveted Baywood area. He lives in the area and knows everyone! He did not pressure us in any way and was a true gentleman in every sense if the word. I have had experience with many realtors and I general have felt slighted and treated as another sale. Roger really cares about getting the right house and takes the time to show everything and anything. He prescreens the houses and was spot on when showing what he thought would be right for us. We usually added the ones that he had eliminated to simply be disappointed. I would recommend him to anyone that wants an agent that cares and takes the time to establish a relationship as well.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $500K in San Mateo Park, San Mateo, CA.
Roger Dewes is a true professional in the real estate business. He is knowledgeable about current requirements and an expert with regard to property values in the peninsula area. He is excellent in communication throughout transactions and knows how to make things move forward. He responds immediately and does everything possible to get each detail taken care of. On top of it all, he is one of the most gentle and polite people I have ever dealt with.