We engaged Scott’s help in seeking a house to purchase in Oakland. Scott has extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the real estate market in the east bay, in particular, Oakland. Also, more impressively, Scott seemed to have a lot of knowledge about house construction, and was able to readily point out issues in the structure of a house or foundation. Moreover, when Scott looks at a house, he doesn’t just look at the rooms and open areas, he will almost always go under or behind the house, and look at the structure for issues. On top of that, Scott is always responsive to his clients, and was always there and available when we needed him. Another thing I appreciated and valued about Scott as his honesty. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse Scott as a real estate agent.
Scott helped us sell our previous house and negotiated a great selling price, then helped us navigate and stay ahead of a very dynamic and rough and tumble offer period for our current home. In both cases he arranged for all the administrative details in a way that made us very comfortable. Great guy. Very knowledgeable and savvy, but meanwhile talked to our level of understanding in a flexible way. He was willing to show us whatever level of detail we wanted, or spare us if we didn’t want complications. Highly recommended
Scott helped us buy a house in Berkeley. He walked us through the buying process over a full year of looking at listings and attending open houses. His approach was oriented toward the long game and getting us into a house that really met our expectations. As the year progressed, he helped us get a better overall view of the market and a better sense of how important or unimportant gritty details were in the big picture of our (sometimes seemingly endless) search. He also climbed and crawled through attics, basements and crawlspaces with us to get a sense of each property. This was our first experience buying a home through a realtor and Scott helped us to normalize what would have otherwise been an overwhelming experience
Scott was absolutely incredible as we embarked on purchasing our first home in Oakland. He provided invaluable advice and expertise as we assembled our offers and toured homes of interest. He was always available on the phone to listen to our concerns and give us balanced feedback as to how to proceed. We are so so happy with our home purchase and we know this would not have been without him and his team. We can’t thank him enough!! If I had the money to buy a second I would call him immediately!
Scott is a phenomenal real estate agent, and a great person. He knows the market, inside and out. He knows all about houses and can spot a lemon at 100 paces. But, most importantly, he was a kind and thoughtful guide and advocate. What might have been a stressful and demoralizing process, ended up being really clarifying and enjoyable!
Scott is fantastic. He has helped in the buying/selling process twice. He’s easy to communicate with, is well known by others in the area and is able to explain all the nuances of the real estate space to laypeople. Can’t recommend him enough. He was always good at representing our best interests and was good at checking in and understanding what our goals/needs were
We are so thankful to Scott for helping us get through the process of selling our home, which was complicated by us making a couple moves in a short amount of time. We chose Scott, because he knew the area very well and how the market was moving. He listened to our story, our desires as we went through the process (he helped us to try to sell the house off-market, and when that didn’t work out the way he hoped, he was on the ball when we moved to the next step of putting the house on-market), and patiently answered our many questions and concerns. He was straightforward about ways our house had strong selling points and weak selling points and how to make our house competitive without spending unreasonable costs to remodel. He was really easy to communicate with, which we appreciated, and we really felt like he was on our side as a real estate agent and a friend.
Smart, honest, reliable, knowledgable, highly competent, friendly- all words I would use to describe Scott. He recently helped us sell our home and then buy another. He stuck with us when we were wishy-washy about when we wanted to sell, and when we made our decision, he made it happen without a glitch. When it came time to buy he was again ready at a moments notice. The first offer that we made on a home was accepted (which is unusual in this market), and I credit him with giving us good advice while we were working with him- we were well-prepared. As we were selling and buying, I felt confident in Scott’s abilities and I never worried (despite being a bit of a micro-manager!). He carried us through the process with honesty and integrity. I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you Scott!
It was such a pleaure working with you on the house sale—I can’t imagine anyone being more helpful, insightful or a joy to work with. Thank you so very much for your hard work and expertise.
Scott is fantastic, our entire search process was very smooth. Being new to the area, property hunting was daunting and I was not prepared for how competitive and fast the market moves. This is where Scott’s impressive knowledge and experience was a godsend. He knew what was a good value and what was a waste of our time, answered all questions promptly and honestly. We had our first offer accepted and he facilitated everything efficiently, writing up the offer with addendums, making sure our preapproval was in order, speaking with the HOA to get all proper information, etc. I cannot recommend him enough and will absolutely use him for any real estate transaction in the future.
Scott was fantastic in helping us find and purchase our condo. We were first-time buyers and would have been lost without his expertise and recommendations. Going to showings and open houses with him vs. without him was a completely different experience. For instance, his ability to point out details we otherwise might have missed (structural integrity concerns, noise carrying, lighting fixtures, etc.) and give us rough estimates on any repairs we’d need to make was incredibly helpful. One example was that he went upstairs to the neighbors above our unit and asked if they’d let him walk around to see if that noise would be an issue for us. Scott is very honest, matter-of-fact and straight-to-the-point, which was exactly what we wanted in an agent. I have already and will continue to recommend him to friends who are looking to buy in the area.
In addition to having an apparent natural affinity for real estate, Scott works extremely hard at what he does. Whether we were buying or selling, Scott wanted us to succeed, and we did so because of him. Thank you so much!