Quotes From Sellers

“Killer combination of intelligence, sensitivity, and intuitive insight…yet she can put her hand through a brick wall when she needs to.”

– Derek P.

“Holly, when we asked you if you could make a rapid “turn-key” sale for us, we were very serious, but we had no idea that you would be able to get more than 120 brokers into a showing and sell our home for over a million dollars cash – more than we were asking – all in just six days in the winter.

We were searching for an agent in the Berkeley area with a reputation for going the extra mile and handling all the details. Your name came to us through word of mouth and you lived up to all our expectations and more. The way you went to bat for us is something we’ll always remember when our Berkeley friends ask about who to call for home sales.”

– Galen and Barbara R.

“My husband and I had what we consider to be one of our most pleasurable business experiences working with Holly. Her professionalism, sensitivity to clients’ concerns (she really hears what is being said and translates even vague needs into concrete options), her positive attitude and, last but not least, her tenacity and conscientiousness are several reasons that come easily to mind. We have worked with agents in other areas, and Holly is special indeed.”

– Marianne S.

“Early in the process of selling our home, we had learned that this capable and experienced professional was completely trustworthy, was a strong decision maker, showed consistent initiative, and was a constant listener, taking into account the desires of her clients as well as the demands of the market place. My wife and I consider Holly to be an unusual person. We would recommend her as a Realtor for a home purchase or sale without hesitation or reservation.”

– Roger A.

“Holly, thank you so much for the top-notch professional service you have given us throughout the process of selling my mother’s home. I particularly appreciate you’re your kind and considerate treatment toward my mother, your clear and intelligent explanations of everything, and your patience with our shortcomings during this difficult period. I would recommend you whole heartedly to anyone in need of real estate services!”

– Nancy C.

“Holly, I want to thank you again for your Herculean efforts on our behalf. Your good judgment, tact and organization were godsends to us at a very difficult time in our lives and we are so grateful to you. Not only did you sell the house for a handsome price but you made the whole process as effortless as imaginable.”

– Ellen K.

“Holly does business the right way. Her dedication, passion and knowledge are the reasons we would work with her again – and her attention to detail, reliability and intelligence are the reasons our house sold within a week. She always goes the extra mile.”

– Jose Q.

“Holly was a joy to work with. She was extraordinarily perceptive about our needs and tastes, an astute negotiator, and professional in every way. Her understanding of people, of business and the market, and of buildings and construction all combine to make her a wonderful agent. We unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Feel free to contact us personally.”

– Gail D. and Rick T.

“Unlike many other agents who try to establish a “personal” relationship in order to impose themselves as “friends,” Holly stayed focused on the property. For this reason, we do now consider her a true friend: somebody you can really trust.”

– Vincent Kaufman, Former Chair of French Department at UC Berkeley

“First and foremost, Holly is a communicator. The lines were always open. She returned calls, immediately. She listened, really listened. Holly also has more marketing savvy than any agent out there. I never had to worry about whether she would do it like I would. She did it better. No sweat.”

– Kate B.

“Holly was faced with an extremely challenging project when she listed our home. It had already been marketed previously by other agents for many months, we had accepted two contracts which had both fallen apart, and we were about to move across the country. She carried out an aggressive marketing plan which resulted in a solid sale, and continued to shine through an emotional (for us) escrow process when we were thousands of miles away. We felt so comfortable having her handle it all for us – and needless to say, the sale was completed in a most professional manner.”

– Felice C.

“We were delightfully surprised by the personal care Holly gave to us and the property – she held our hands and watered our flowers! We had never sold a property while living 2,500 miles away from it, but thanks to her expert guidance we didn’t lose a bit of sleep, and we sold it for much more than we had anticipated.”

– Richard S.

“I have worked with many Realtors in the past, and Holly is by far the best of any I have ever known. She has a lot of community connections and networks to promote properties in many creative ways. She is always friendly and courteous, not pushy, and she handles everything – I never had to lift a finger! Holly listed my home for more than the previous agent, and sold it for full price. Don’t waste your time with anyone else.”

– Celine D.

“We knew a special approach would be needed to sell our 1893 house. Holly’s plan was a step above the rest and absolutely perfect for our house. Most agents seem to think that selling consists of writing a generic description, putting up a few signs, holding an open house and that’s it. Holly’s approach shows that she understands both the mechanics and the psychology of selling. She handled everything flawlessly and made it unbelievably easy for us.”

– Deborah S.

“Holly did the antithesis of what everyone else in the real estate business did: she made me feel calm and in not only competent hands, but ones I could completely rely on and trust. I knew I could call her any time (and I did) and I knew she would do everything in her power – to answer, solve, soothe, pursue, re-group and succeed – that was necessary for me.”

– Marian L.

“Holly knows her stuff. She was outstanding in handling so many issues – both professionally and ethically – when she helped us purchase and later sell our home. She is always professional, focused, and composed. She is honest with her opinions but will respect her client’s opinions as well. She’s supportive and down to earth, so I always felt she had our best interests at heart, while balancing that with a strong knowledge of what is realistic and doable in the real estate market. Bottom line, Holly is a smart, professional, focused and knowledgeable agent and I whole-heartedly recommend her.”

– Sarah O.

“Holly, we were talking over dinner this evening about what a dazzling job you did in selling our Berkeley hills home. We knew you were good, having observed you in the neighborhood over a period of several years; but when you produced six offers for us by the end of the first day our house was shown, we were amazed – and, of course, delighted! When we get around to putting our Georgia house on the market, you’re just going to have to take a leave of absence and get on out here. We can’t imagine selling a house without you!”

– Philip M.

“We discovered Holly at a neighborhood Open House and felt immediately that she would become our agent, based on her forthrightness, enthusiasm, and intelligence. We never regretted that decision as she guided us unfailingly through the sale of our home and the purchase of another. We especially appreciated her willingness to stay in constant communication with us. We recommend her enthusiastically and without reservation.”

– Carl M.

“Holly, my sister and I want to thank you so very much for the splendid job you did in selling our parents’ home, in particular your patience and sympathetic support as we moved through this wrenching process. You were a consummate professional in handling the myriad details, and since we live far away we were especially grateful for your willingness to meet with workpeople and your hands-on management. Your advice about improving and staging the property was invaluable, and paid off handsomely in the bottom line. And finally, thank you for remaining so available to us through and beyond the closing. We heartily recommend you.”

– Ellen K.

“I am so grateful for Holly’s professionalism and perseverance in selling my Berkeley TIC-turned-condominium. You would have thought she was selling a million dollar home, not a condo. Her expertise undoubtedly led to the sale.”

– Mary S.

“Holly, it was especially meaningful to us that you were always positive, even when we were encountering our own personal complications. You somehow made it all seem possible to cope with.”

– Babette M.

“I wish I could do something meaningful to show my appreciation. This entire ordeal of selling my home was made infinitely more bearable for me because of Holly’s patience, graciousness, cheerfulness, and responsiveness. I knew I could always count on her. I’ve worked with many agents, and Holly is exponentially better than the rest.”

– Jean H.

General Timeline for Selling a Home