I had a great experience with Valerie. We were somewhat difficult clients in that we were very specific as to what we needed and were willing to accept. Valerie was super patient with us. She had the knowledge to find what we wanted and then negotiated a deal that was right for us and the seller. Her skills and experience was the difference between us finding a home and continuing to rent.
I am moving into the home of my dreams this week thanks to Valerie's dedication, patience and commitment. The purchase became complicated, so Valerie made a trip to Los Angeles, insisted on a meeting to clear things up, and the paperwork came through right away. She went above and beyond to help, and I am truly thankful!
I was referred to Valerie by a friend. Valerie took the time to understand what I was looking for and the strengths and weaknesses of what I was able to offer in my search for a new home. She helped craft a plan for the search and utilized good intuition. Within a month of beginning to work with her, I closed on a house at a price below all of the comps. It was a pleasure working with her, and I am enjoying settling into my new home.
Valerie recently assisted us with the purchase of our new home in Oakland. She arranged for us to view the house within a few hours of seeing it advertised online. Valerie swiftly ran the comps and gave us her expert opinion of the best way forward with the offer, and our offer was accepted the next day. We had been working with Valerie for several months, trying to find a property in an incredibly hot market. Valerie stuck with us and never pressured or hurried us. She knew that the right place would come along. Whenever we saw a property of interest, Valerie was quick to respond and get us the information and property reports we needed. She is totally on top of all documentation and follows up to ensure everyone is doing their part. She worked extremely well with our mortgage broker and title company to ensure smooth processing of our property purchase. Valerie is terrific! We highly recommend her.
I highly recommend Valerie as an agent. I was ready to sell my house that I had lived in for over 30 years and had no idea where to begin. Valerie helped me and my husband through every step of the process, guiding us to make decisions along the way. Valerie’s expertise and experience prepared us for a trouble-fee selling, offer taking, and escrow process. Valerie exceeded my expectations in terms of responsiveness to inquiries—she was always available to answer questions, give advice and coordinate with our various contractors. Valerie’s eye for detail was important in the successful outcome of our remodel and marketing of the house. Valerie’s positive energy, responsiveness and dedication were indispensable throughout the house-selling process and we are grateful for her support and expertise!
Valerie did her magic again! She helped us closed on our second home within a month, and sold our first house a month after we moved out with incredible strong offers. All so magical, all thanks to her professional attitude and her attention to details.
We were so happy with the help and experience that Valerie gave to us! We entered the real estate prospect as newbies and she quickly had us educated on the process. Valerie was always in contact with us, and when we expressed interest in a property, she found all the information that she could, even taking time late into the evening to show us around to different properties. Even though we were outbid on a couple houses, Valerie was always ready to find the next one. Once we managed to get into contract on our current home (which we love), Valerie communicated with us everyday regarding the progress. The sellers agent was hard to work with, but she managed to handle all of the stress! We wanted the deal done, and Valerie was our best advocate. If we had any questions, Valerie welcomed our phone calls at any time, and would respond to an email very quickly. We continue to stay in contact with Valerie, and who knows we might need her again in the future! If you want a hard working, knowledgeable, and bright real estate agent that will fight hard for you, then pick Valerie Quade!
Valerie Quade, was a pleasure to work with, right from first meeting her through everything involved in getting my house repaired where needed, painted when needed, cleaned up listed advertised, shown, and sold! She was always helpful, informative, actively and energetically guiding me, taking care of many details of inspections, rebates, etc., and she knows how to handle any bumps along the way to the final- quick and easy Escrow and sale of the house.She was always positive in attitude, polite, respectful of my needs and the buyer's needs. She's a wonderful person and a great agent to have working for you.
After a somewhat lengthy search for what I was looking for, Valerie got the deal closed, diligently navigating a complex short sale purchase in a way I don't think many realtors could have. She will be there for you rain or shine (no 9-5 hours to deal with) and always responsive - this was a must for me and I'd recommend Valerie to anyone looking for what they're dreaming of, not just a house.
Valerie has been an exceptional advocate for this first time homebuyer. If it were possible to give more stars for negotiation skills I would throw in a few more. The home we found needed a considerable amount of work, and she was able to negotiate a sizable reduction in price. She will get you absolutely the best price possible. Home buying is potentially a highly stressful activity. Valerie pretty much held my hand all the way through it, patiently explaining the steps of the process from beginning to end, answering all my nit-picky questions and looking out for my extremely detailed requirements for the perfect home. She has an extensive list of reputable service providers for repairs (double checked on Angie's list, Parents Network and Checkbook.org). I would put my complete trust in Valerie when it comes to buying a home, and wholehearted recommend her services whether you are buying or selling.
I met Valerie scouting out a house on my own. She asked me if I had a realtor, and I responded, “Well, no, not really”. In fact, the two who said they would help me wanted to start off by my meeting them at their office and going over things there. My schedule was busier than theirs, so I never had a “sit down” with them, because I really didn’t have the time. Who has the time to buy a house? It’s a full time job when you get started, and most people already work. Valerie understood this, and even came to me for much of what we had to accomplish. The only time we were in an office was to sign the papers at the title company. I probably wouldn’t own the lovely home I have now - were it not for Valerie being on the ball. She let me know in a very timely way that a house that perfectly fit my description was back on the market. I saw this house before I met her, but had given up on it, as it was a “sale pending” to another buyer when I saw it. Before the street sign had been changed and put back on the market, I was able to lock it up with an offer - no competition. Sweet, just an offer! No bidding wars. This was priceless, as I wouldn’t have likely survived a bidding war. She was clever in handling the buyer/seller exchanges such that everyone could accept the transaction. Negotiating with the seller is not an easy task. It’s Valerie’s genuine nature that appeals to both the seller and the buyer. Trusting in her keen intuition created and enabled the sale. She listens to what you’re looking for and is tireless hunting for it. We generated an offer for my dream house within 4 weeks of our chance meeting. You can put your trust in her and take the leap of faith.
Working with Valerie mitigated a lot of the stress in purchasing a home. She is pro-active, on top of everything, knowledgeable and doesn't shy away from negotiating what is best for her client. Valerie put her personal time into learning the comps for the homes I was interested in, she provided helpful information about structuring my offer based on what has been successful in the current market and was a lot of fun during our time working together. I loved that she's a morning person; any communications were generally in my email inbox before 8:00 so I had some time to think about it during the day but could talk with her after my workday. Valerie stayed engaged during the entire process. I have already recommended her to my friends.
Valerie Quade is an excellent agent. She was there to help us every step of the way, from selling our home, to the purchase of our dream home. My partner and I have very busy work schedules and were relieved when Valerie said she would happy to help us set up appointments with the inspectors, plumbers.....and was there to meet with the contractors for us! She is honest, knowledgeable and dependable and we couldn't be happier with her service. Thank you Valerie for all your help. I will recommend you to all my friends and family.
Valerie helped my family find the perfect home in El Cerrito. She was very patient and creative as we reviewed many properties and ultimately worked well with the seller and helped us move from out of state into our new home with minimal hassle and disruption in our lives. Her knowledge of the area, friendliness and professionalism were top notch!
Working with Valerie was a wonderful experience. She went to bat for us when we were interested in making an offer and proceeded to move us forward to a better offer when the first one didn't develop. I was very grateful for her consistency and perseverance and communication. I would recommend her to anyone.
When we work with Valerie we know that she will really go to bat for us whether we are buying or selling a property. She is able to recognize great potential in properties and/or location, and always provides the critical information that enables us to be competitive in an extremely competitive market. Extrovert buyer personalities will love her - as she will match them stride for stride, and every minute spent will be positive and productive. For the more introvert client, I think she might possibly be even more valuable a resource - as she will look our for your best interests and surprise you every now again. And it will always be fun while you're working with her.
Valerie was interviewed by my sister, and found her very enthusiastic and intuitive! Valerie moved quickly with the processing of our mother's estate. She kept in constant touch with each of my siblings and I on the status of the process. She knew how to take initiative with negotiations, having met with us, and what we were looking for! I would recommend her to anyone selling or buying!
We are so happy we had Valerie helping us with our recent home purchase. The market in the Bay Area is so competitive right now and we had some tough objectives to meet. She not only helped us consider creative options she also kept us grounded in reality and avoiding overbidding on poor investments. After working with Valerie over a short period of time she ultimately helped us land on our dream home. She was a shrewd negotiator and handled the difficult selling realtor with class. I would highly recommend Valerie to anyone looking to buy or sell in the East Bay.
Valerie is an awesome real estate agent! We interviewed her with very little notice, and she was prepared with comps, contracts, everything! From that hour meeting, we just knew that she could the job of selling our mother's house and get top dollar. Did she ever! She kept the family well informed on the progress. Any hiccups were well researched and options provided. She is a tough negotiator and took care of us from soup to nuts. She was the key component to make the sale of our mother's house run so smoothly. If and when we are ready to buy or sell a home, I will definitely call Valerie! She is the best!
We met with 10 real estate agents before choosing Valerie with My Housing Wizard. We wanted someone who was professional, confident, and strong who would listen to our personal needs during the selling process. Valerie promised a lot, created a personalized plan based on our personal situation, and then she delivered.
Highly likely to recommend Valerie is an exceptional real estate "Professional". You don't fully appreciate her attention to detail and tireless energy until you personally have the opportunity to work with her. This is glaringly apparent went talking to and interacting with other realtors, who, quite frankly are lackluster and run of the mill in comparison. We've had the pleasure of dealing
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