She really helped guide me through the steps from making an offer to closing the deal. As a first-time home buyer there can be many things that come up that you are not expecting and Jill was always very calm and professional with advice or answers to my questions. She would respond to e-mails, and phone calls right away and has a vast knowledge of the Livermore Valley are. I would recommend Jill to anyone buying or selling their home.
Always able to accommodate my needs and work with my schedule, she based our house hunting trips on meeting my wants and needs in a home. I will recommend Jill to my friends and relatives.
You were readily available to us seven days a week including mornings and nights. You carried out your responsibilities in a professional manner. You demonstrated solid understanding of the housing markets and your invaluable advice helped us to better position our home in the market. You kept us updated on the ever changing housing markets via emails and telephones calls. We truly appreciate your help and support in selling our home!
Make it easier! Meeting Ms. Denton was the luckiest accident we've ever had. She gently took charge of our stagnant listing and quietly became a whirlwind of activity in what seemed like moments! This is a marketing savvy person to the maximum degree, which is especially needed in the current market! Finally we had traffic! Additionally she had sage advice on helping us stage our home for sale and will (even though I am darn good at it myself) be helping us on our new place even more. I can't WAIT for her input! Mark us SOLD Thanks to Jill! Full service and confidence never felt better.
Jill has an innate talent for staging a home to bring in the best bids. She gave us a list of suggestions to get the house ready to sell that were within our budget, which we followed. Once we did our part, we gave her free reign to do whatever it took to get our old house ready for the market. She staged each room to show buyers exactly what they wanted to see. Even the fliers that she made showcased the house beautifully. She's also exceptionally patient and kind. Call and chat with her, tell her what you need and she'll do her absolute best to make it happen.
Her expertise and knowledge were very impressive - she explained us everything about the real estate process, and handled a big number of documents efficiently, quickly, and always on time, in which she demonstrated a mastery in handling the electronic-document-signing process online. She was available for us anytime, worked for us weekends and late nights, to have everything done on time. This was critical to having all our contingencies fulfilled on time, and with her admirable assistance she led us to a successful closing. Jill’s expertise and skills in price negotiations were admirable, as much as her expert discussions on our behalf with sellers, lenders, appraisers, and the title/escrow agency. We express our great admiration and respect for Jill and can sincerely recommend her as an outstanding real estate agent.
Jill explained the process and she maintained ongoing communications throughout. Jill gently led us through the process of depersonalizing our home, she identified areas for improvement to position the house to be presented in its best light. She had the house photographed and a video was prepared which beautifully presented the house. She worked with us to help us understand the difference between our perception of the value of the house and the market in our area. Ultimately all of Jill's efforts pointed out that we chose the right Real Estate agent because our house sold ..... in 26 days! We would strongly recommend Jill as an agent for all the reasons mentioned above and for the way she treated us during the entire process, Jill has our respect and admiration.
She made herself available to us at all times, going above and beyond what the average realtor would do. The entire home buying process is very daunting, and Jill made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and would fully explain everything we didn’t understand. She was very intuitive in the sense that we had our list of must haves in a home, but she was able translate our reactions during home viewings into another list of must haves that we didn't even realize we wanted before- and that made us even more confident when we found the home that fit us best. We chose to buy in a very competitive area where homes received 10+ offers, and she helped our offer stand out by personalizing it and getting the seller’s attention, to make sure we were not overlooked. With all of her expertise, advice & suggestions, we were able to buy the home we loved and wanted. We would recommend her to anyone!
She helped me sell my home in Pleasanton and buy a new home in Pleasanton. She knows how to prepare a home for maximum appeal, but more than that, she cares for her clients and that relieves much of the stress of selling and buying! On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, Jill is a 10! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...
Within days, she had the home checked out and names of people who could come in and do minor repairs and updates to get the home ready for sell. We interviewed other vendors and ended up going with everyone she recommended and they did a great job! The home was empty so Jill brought in a few staging items and conducted a weekend of Open Houses. That weekend we received multiple offers and she helped us through the selection process. Our closing went smoothly and we were VERY happy with the job Jill did for us. We will be pleased to recommend Jill to anyone looking for a great realtor.
Jill represented me in the sale of my home and was very helpful in getting serious buyers by screening their financial standing thoroughly. The sale of my home closed in less than a month. Due to the support I got from Jill, she also represented me in buying my next home … and that was also a smooth sale thanks to Jill. I highly recommend Jill for her experience and integrity.
We lucked into finding her years back when we first visited Pleasanton. Then years later when we moved to California and were ready to buy a home, we remembered her and got in touch with her. We searched for our new home for over a year and Jill was patient with us over the duration of time she was our Realtor. During that time, Jill showed us many houses during the evenings, weekends, and with short notice too. She would get us comps and any other pertinent information about any houses we wanted to see and/or liked. She compiled all paperwork and got it ready in a timely manner. When we put offers in on houses. She gave us advice when we needed or asked for it. She always kept us informed throughout the process and answered all our questions, no matter how small the question. She kept us motivated to find the right house and stayed by our side, even when we thought we would never find a house. She kept a positive attitude and constantly reassured us throughout the whole process, even when things got difficult during the buying process. We are happily in our new home thanks to Jill Denton! We would highly recommend her to anyone searching for their new home.
It can be a stressful situation, especially when you add in a long distance job move and being pregnant. I was alone at home packing us up and you were there for me in any and all ways. And then when I moved out, I knew our home was in good hands, I could not have trusted anyone better. You helped us move in and then helped us move out! Both experiences were really pivotal and you helped make them great. Thank you so much!!!
As much as a friend as a trusted realtor, Jill goes over and above to make sure the experience of buying a home is as stress free, simple and enjoyable as possible. During our most recent purchase process, nothing was too much trouble, no matter how many questions we asked or how many times we asked the same silly questions. We’ll certainly be calling Jill next time we’re buying or selling a house.
But I received much much more! Jill is a consummate pro, one who actually cares about her clients and their desired outcome. I was getting a divorce and needed some hand holding. She listening to my wants and needs, she took my hand and lead me down the right path. She dealt with both me and my x-husband and to be honest with you, it was the only part of the divorce that was civil. Thank you Jill! Selling a home can be challenging on its own, add a divorce in there and it’s even more complicated. With Jill’s guidance, I sold my home and got through a huge crisis in my life. I will forever think of her fondly for all she did!
Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Sylvia had a lot to deal with when she met my family. She sold my Grandma's home in Concord and had to find a home in Brentwood which was not a problem for her. She drove out to see us about once a week to show us homes and did such a great job in listening to our needs. Always kept in contact and was very professional. We had some demanding request and she was very patient with us. She took her time with us and did not rush into a decision and wanted to make sure we found the house of our dreams. We love the home we are in and could not have done without her
Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Sylvia sold my mothers house in Concord in short time. Some repairs were needed and she scheduled bids, appointments, inspections, etc. which made the entire process relatively stress free. Sylvia is very professional, courteous and capable. I will definitely contact her for my next real estate transaction
Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Sylvia was professional, helpful and sold our home very quickly when we were in a hurry to get moved. She gave us honest insight into the challenges we would face in the market, and we decided to use her because we liked her 'No-Nonsese" approach to selling our home. Her associates were great and available for help with paperwork and other questions.
Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: We had a very easy and non stressful experience while working with Sylvia on selling our home and purchasing a new one! She was available for questions whenever we had them and returned calls promptly. We were very aware of each step and were kept informed.
Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: We met Sylvia at an open house when we were starting our house hunt and had a great feeling about her, so we asked her to help us find the right home. She gave us great advice throughout the buying process while letting us make our own decisions. She was able to be assertive with the other party, supportive with us when the process got overwhelming or disappointing, and gently nudge us if we were making what she thought was a bad decision. When we finally found the "right" house, her proactivity, I'm convinced, won us the house. Despite being one of three pre-emptive offers (and not being the highest bidder), she managed to build a rapport with the selling agent through a half dozen phone calls the night we saw the house, and advised us on how to make an attractive offer that helped us to win our current home. We also recently closed on the sale of our former home, where Sylvia represented us as the selling agent. We had a tumultuous experience where the first offer fell through (could not clear a selling contingency, so no one's fault), and then had to work with another set of buyers that was represented by a very challenging and aggressive agent. While things could have got very emotional and we could have made some rash decisions or had the deal fall through, Sylvia helped us to stay level headed and generated a back up offer that gave us leverage to negotiate with the buyers. I am grateful that we had Sylvia on our team to see this through.
She will tell you exactly what you need to hear and at the same time have a heart of gold of care and concern. She understands every situation and will help you reach your goals. We love her so much.
I would highly recommend her.
Without her help, I think I would still be searching for a home in the East Bay instead of moving into the one she found for me. She's smart, diligent and a pleasure to be around. Not only was she my agent, but now I also consider a friend. Thanks Sylvia!
She helped us with putting together offers that would stand out to the seller. The market was a sellers market at that time and Laurie stayed with us until we found the right property at the right price in the right location. She provided polite direction and honest feedback which assisted us in meeting our goal. I would use Laurie again when another real estate opportunity comes our way. We appreciated her personal attention and constant focus on helping us meet our goals. I would recommend her to friends and family.