We found Scott after he helped two of our friends purchase their first homes. Scott was so great to work with, he made every part of the process easy to understand, and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. The selling agent for our house wasn’t the most helpful or motivated agent to work with, but Scott bent over backwards and went far beyond what is expect out of a buying agent to ensure that the sale process went as smoothly as possible. If you are looking to buy a home in the Berkeley or Oakland area, we can’t recommend Scott enough. He has to be one of the best agents out there.
This review is waaaay overdue. My wife and I worked with Scott to buy our first house about a year and a half ago, and every part of the experience was positive. Scott is just a really fun and relaxed guy. Personality may not be the most important thing when choosing a realtor, but when you’re spending a good deal of time driving around with someone looking at houses, it’s nice to enjoy their company. When we found the house we wanted, Scott sprang into action helping us with all the inspections and paperwork as well as haggling with the seller to get us the best price. We recommended Scott to two separate friends who were starting to shop for homes, and now they are both our neighbors. They too had a great experience working with Scott, and you can read their glowing reviews here as well. Scott is the BEST!
I cannot imagine a better agent. I was a first time buyer in a very competitive market. Scott explained things completely when I did not understand, but never, ever wasted my time. He promptly followed up with me and seller’s agents during the searching and bidding process, and gave good advice in making bids. I also appreciated his good reputation among other agents – it was helpful that seller’s agents wanted to work with him. After I finally had a bid accepted, he negotiated with the seller to finish some work on the place, and arranged for a number of contractors to come out and complete other projects. I cannot imagine what I would have done without his awareness of what things cost, knowledge of reliable local contractors, and willingness to help.
Its a battleground out there. My fiancé and I were the underdogs with our modest FHA loan and Scott stood by our side through the thick of it. In the brutal Bay Area real estate market, he believed in our loan and taught us novices a thing or two. Months later, we finally were able to find our perfect home. Thank you Scott.
Scott Ward signed up to be our realtor, and that was all we expected. He ended up being a realtor, contractor, guy who came over in the rain to inspect some landscaping, friend who brought over a fan after the house was painted, and consultant who talked us through every element of the listing strategy and the merits of each offer. The quality of advice and attention we got from Scott was top notch. We recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation.
Friends of ours referred us to Scott. We were running a very tight schedule, and Scott proved to be nothing but a consummate professional and was able to help with any question of concern we might have had. He was informative, kind, and extremely honest. Without the knowledge and help of Scott, I feel, our dream home would have most assuredly gotten away from us. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Bay Area.
We were referred to Scott by our SF agents, and we’re so glad we were. Scot is a great listener, a savvy businessman, he knows about home-construction/maintenance, and he is completely down-to-Earth. He listened to everything we needed and wanted in a home, and then hound the home of our dreams for us in an area we had actually overlooked, but is in the school district we wanted and a neighborhood we love. Scott worked behind-the-scenes to find out as much as he could about the competition for the house we wanted and helped us make a competitive bid that won us the house over three other offers. He also knows a lot about homes and construction, and was able to help us look at the quality of various homes we saw and judge them more fully. He is also great at visualizing improvements to homes, and walked us through potential expansion options. Finally, Scott is just a fun and easy guy with whom to work. He is never frazzled or too busy for a client, and he is always genuine. He’s a great guy. I highly recommend working with Scott to buy or sell your home–or hey, do both.... View Article
Scott was an absolute pleasure to work with. Buying a house in a competitive market is a painful process, but Scott did everything possible to guide us through. As first time buyers, we had a lot of questions and Scott was always helpful, patient, honest and clear. On top of that, we found Scott’s insticts and recommendations to be spot-on, and he definitely saved us from making some pretty signficant blunders. Once we were in a position to write on a property, Scott put us in touch with some great inspectors, foundation experts, engineers and handymen. Scott is very knowledgeable about the structural and engineering side of what he does, and he even pulled on the overalls to go crawling around under the house with us. Scott was anything but a ”typical” real estate agent – and we liked it that way. We can’t recommend Scott enough.
Scott is a pleasure to work with. Great communicator, straightforward, good sense of humor, and very knowledgeable and thorough. He actually seems to enjoy all phases of the home purchasing process… The Search He listens and gives his honest opinion. He heard that I wanted to be in an urban area near BART and didn’t waste my time suggesting good deals that didn’t meet that criteria. I had the sense that he put as much thought and care into selecting an appropriate property for me as he would himself. The Offer Again, he listens. We discussed approaches, he suggested a strategy he thought had the highest chance of being accepted, tweaked it based on my input, and well, it worked. And the experience wasn’t stressful nor did I feel overextended. Closing the Deal So many steps before getting to the finish line, but it was as painless as possible. Scott arranged the inspections and met with contractors to get quotes on work that would need to be done even when I couldn’t make it. He went down to the City to ensure that there were no surprises to the purchase. He kept tabs on the lender and title company to... View Article
We recently bought our first home. Scott was our agent and we could not have been in better hands. He listened to our needs, gave us valuable advice and helped close the deal in less than 30 days. During the home inspection Scott took extra notes and made sure that all the little details were addressed with the seller prior to closing. We warmly recommend Scott to anyone who is in market to buy a house.
We tried a couple realtors and got the typical Blackberry carrying, douchebag experience. Then a friend of ours recommended Scott and we were instantly sold. From start to finish, Scott was awesome. As first time buyers, we had no idea what we were doing and Scott handled everything for us and told us everything we needed to know. I have since recommended him to a number of people and I would never do a property transaction again without him.
We had a positive house-buying experience with Scott. We especially appreciated his thorough semi-inspection of the houses we saw with him. Scott gave us solid advice on how to close the deal quickly when we found a house we liked. We were happy to have his help and would recommend Scott to others looking for a realtor.