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Lamb arrived on time and prepared. He was very efficient and thorough. He was personable and respectful of our home. He was understanding of what we needed to be done. His report was detailed and clear. You did not have to have tradesman knowledge to understand it. His price was reasonable for the time he put in. I would highly recommend
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Lamb for any home inspection.
- Shirley A.
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After initial contact, we started looking at few places that I had done some vetting (online and a outside look of the properties) prior to contacting
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. After this initial look at the places and my comments during the walkthroughs;
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had a pretty good idea of what I was looking for and willing to tackle with regards to repairs. After this
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provided some properties that fit this range as well as providing me the latest MLS status of the ones that I was also finding on my own since the data on some websites are not always the latest. We went through probably 15+ properties before I found one that I liked; had an earlier one that I liked but lost it by not submitting a bid right away. After putting a bid into this listing was the start of a long drawn out process that
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had no control over as it was the slow response of the bank that owned the foreclosed home that caused this long drawn out process. It took a week and half before I heard that I was the only bid left in contention for the property and then another week before my bid was accepted. And there were more back and forth issues that felt like trying to pull teeth out of the bank that was selling the property as they were slow to respond and at the end, it seemed that they wanted to play hard ball by wanting me to pay a per
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for an extension that would not have been needed if they were quicker to respond. I was pretty much about to walk away from this one as I was still checking out some properties with
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since the process was taking longer than he had ever seen it take (even with foreclosed home) when they finally came back with no per
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and the extension. From start of bid to closing was about 2.5 months. But like I said, all of this was out of
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's control but throughout this long process,
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kept me up to date and continued to show me properties. During our
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of properties,
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helped explain to me some of the things about being a landlord that I had not thought about as he also had rental properties. I believe having this kind of first hand experience definitely helped sooth some of the anxiety I had doing this for the first time.
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even called a week after handing me the keys to see if I had any questions regarding renting process and to call him in the future if I do have any.
- JEFF C.
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Great!
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was very
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and friendly with us throughout the experience. We knew exactly what type of home we wanted, so we actually only toured one or two homes with him. (He e-mailed us new listings that we may be interested in daily, though.) While we toured the homes, he noticed and pointed out a lot of important features that we wouldn't have thought to consider.
The truly valuable part came after we decided on a house to buy, though--
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was in contact with us constantly, updating us on the progress of the sale, answering our (many) questions, and advising us on issues that we needed to negotiate. He is knowledgeable, patient, friendly, dedicated to his clients, a skilled negotiator, and is incredibly open and honest--he's the total package!
- Alyssa F.
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It went fantastically.
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is a wonderful agent. She showed me so many homes and was very patient. She listened to my reasons for not liking each one so that she could get a clear idea of what I was looking for. She also worked with me over a substantial period of time. We so so many places!
Once we found my home,
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did everything possible to make the transaction easy and trouble free. Moving is such a stressful time and we were dealing with a very tight closing date.
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also has contacts and ties in the community spanning several towns so she was able to connect me with the services and people I needed. She was gracious in her work and a pure pleasure to work with. I recommend her highly.
- Joanna K.
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was wonderful in helping me find and purchase my first home in Buckeye, AZ. She was always quick to respond whenever I had a question or concern. And she uses this great program called DocuSign that makes it easy to sign a lot of the paperwork online...loved it! :)
The first house we attempted was a short-sale. We made an offer in April and the seller accepted in April. However, the lenders took 3 months to decide that they'd rather foreclose than short-sell. Never mind that they'd already agreed to the short-sale prior to the seller listing the house. So rude. (In my personal opinion, the industry really needs to come up with a new name for these transactions, as they are anything but short.) Ok, fine. On with the hunt.
The next house I chose was a conventional sale (no more short-sales for this first time buyer). We made an offer, the seller accepted, no problems.
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recommended a great home inspector, "Inspector Budget". This time everything went smoothly with the sale and loan process. In just over a month, the house was mine!
I highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. I have every intention of using her services again the next time I buy/sell my home. She helped to make the process incredibly easy. Thanks again
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!!!!! :)
- Michele W.
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is exceptionally responsive to her customer's needs. She provided sound advice regarding pricing strategy, promoted the property as promised, provided feedback when showings occurred and was very knowlegeable regarding all the contractual aspects of the sales agreement and closing requirements.
I interviewed a number of
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and found
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to be the best "fit". You have to be very careful with
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because, frankly, there are some who only work to get the listing, which guarantees them the seller's commission no matter who sells the property, then they sit back and do almost nothing.

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is someone who has been in the business a long time and who has built a reputation. She wants to protect that reputation because she intends to remain in the business well into the future. She doesn't "sit back"; she "leans forward". And, that's what you want when you need to sell a house in a tough
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- Frederick H.
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I don't understand why anyone wouldn't use
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! You pay a fraction of what you would pay a typical Realtor and he does all the same things! He took pictures, put our listing on the MLS, wrote up all the paperwork for counteroffers and offered advice along the way. We had previously listed our home with another agent and were going to have to pay 7% commission - we didn't end up selling and decided to wait and list at another time. I found
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on Angie's List and we decided to list with him. You do still pay the commission to the Buyer's agent (3%) but this will save you thousands! If we ever have to sell again I won't hesitate to call
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(although I hope that isn't for a very long time). He also helped us find a new home and made sure all the details were worked out with both closings. He is a patient, professional guy and I highly recommend him!

- Bettina L.
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did an excellent job selling our house. He is personal, experienced and goes out of his way to make the process as smooth as possible. Since we were living out of state at the time of closing, he offered to be our Power Of Attorney so we wouldn't gave to travel. I particularly like his wealth of knowledge from his experience in the industry which helped greatly to get our house sold quickly.
- scott W.
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I contacted
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about selling my mother's home. She responded that same day and did a quick drive by to get an idea about the home. She called me later that day and asked if I could take her for a walk through of the house, so she could give me an idea of the sale value. We met the following day and she gave me a price that was way about my expectations.
We signed papers to authorize her to list the home. She said that there would be an open house the very next day and there would be several real estate agents with clients viewing the house and there might be a bidding war.
There was a bidding war and the house was sold and closed within 15 days.
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is very professional and treated me as if I were family and her most important client.
- Jack W.
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Did not keep my interests in mind whatsoever, only concerned with the sale of the property to collect her commission. Set off the alarm, 10 minutes late for every meeting and appointment, did not close up the house properly after showings, could not master email and texts (random emails and texts meant for other clients), claims to be an expert on
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Woods Michigan but continually makes up stories without any factual backing - living in the area forever does not make you an expert. No follow through on issues that came up.
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needs to retire, do not use her. Everything about the experience was horrible.

- Mark B.
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All Real Estate Agents in Portola Valley, CA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

A to B Realty & Property Management

1500 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA

ADAMS REAL ESTATE TEAM

369 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA

ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE GROUP Inc.

117 BERNAL RD
San Jose, CA

ALAIN PINEL REALTORS

1440 CHAPIN AVE
Burlingame, CA

Alain Pinel Realtors

900 Main St.
Pleasanton, CA

ALAIN PINEL REALTORS

520 S EL CAMINO REAL
San Mateo, CA

ALAIN PINEL REALTORS

601 Sycamore Valley Rd W
Danville, CA

Alain Pinel Realtors

578 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA

ALAIN PINEL REALTORS

17200 Monterey St Ste B
Morgan Hill, CA

Alain Pinel Realtors (Amy Ericksen)

1071 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA

Alain Pinel Realtors (Mike Hammill)

750 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA

ALAN CANAS TEAM

1412 CHAPIN AVE
Burlingame, CA

AMERICAN DREAM REALTY

1041 41ST AVE
Santa Cruz, CA

AMERICAN FEDERAL MORTGAGE CORP

1 LAUREL DR
Flanders, NJ

Amici Real Estate

1601 S. De Anza Blvd Suite 118
Cupertino,

Andie Katter

1 Letterman Dr
San Francisco, CA

Archers Homes

560 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA

Ascend Mortgage

30 W 39th Ave
San Mateo, CA
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