Testimonials


Menlo Park

A Big Difference in My Life

“Earlier this year you recommended Elaine White to us to help us sell our parent’s home in Redwood City. We ultimately chose Elaine and Coldwell Banker and I am happy to say that we had the most terrific experience. Elaine, as you said, is an excellent agent! She made recommendations on the property, what to fix up and what not to, provided competitive vendors to do work, managed the work and ultimately we sold the property over market in 7 days. With all the turmoil of managing my parents’ health, their move to Santa Rosa, and all, having an agent like Elaine was a God-send. Thanks so much for the excellent recommendation, it made a big difference in my life this year.”

John Hirsekorn, seller

Attention to Detail and High Standards

“Thank you for the professional treatment and approach to your responsibilities. Your judgment, attention to details and high standards were a significant contributor to the success of this transaction.”

Simon Bloch, seller

Unflagging Energy

“Thank you for all the hard work you put into selling our house. It was a long road in a difficult market but your advice and counsel were invaluable and your energy unflagging.”

Pam and Jay Hussey, sellers

Challenges Conquered Head-On

“Working with Elaine to sell our house was a great experience. She orchestrated a series of overlapping efforts that included arranging and following up on inspections, necessary repairs, cleaning and staging (even selecting the right paint!)–and did this all with an eye toward minimizing expenses. Further, even in a market which has proven trying for sellers, Elaine negotiated a deal over the asking price within 3 days of our going on the market. Whatever challenges arose, Elaine conquered them head-on. In short, Elaine certainly earned her commission.”

Amy and Bill Hsieh, sellers

Creativity and Competitive Spirit

“Elaine . . . Two of your most remarkable attributes from our perspective are your creativity and knowledge around the fine points of remodeling, and your fierce competitive spirit and art of influence during negotiation. . .Your “closing of the deal” was quite impressive. I would not want to be negotiating against you.”

Mathai and Anna Mammen, buyers and sellers

Perfect Balance: Professionalism and Personal Flair

“Elaine White strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and personal flair. From the moment we sat down to discuss whether we were ready to put our house on the market, to the moment we closed escrow, Elaine’s devotion, energy and experienced wisdom shined. We recommend Elaine without question. Our only criticism: She sold our house so fast we hadn’t even ordered our moving boxes! Simply put, she’s amazing!”

Ellen and Marvin Mouchawar, sellers

All the Skills of a Top Exec

“You’re super–very professional! I’m very impressed. I admire your work ethic, organization, preparedness, customer relationship focus, integrity–you have all the skills of a top exec!”

Pat Pekary, seller

Outside The Box Thinking

“Elaine’s thinking “outside the box” has given us great results as both sellers and buyers. As sellers, Elaine provided insightful advice to prepare our home for sale as well as tactical expertise in negotiating multiple offers, and we got a great price on our home. As buyers, Elaine’s creativity and negotiating skill got us our first choice house against 12 other bidders! We recommend her without reservation.”

Tom and Linda Buiocchi, sellers and buyers

The Gold Standard

“Elaine is a pleasure to lean on during the trying times of selling and buying a home. Her integrity and the attention to detail in her representation of my family allow me to, without hesitation, recommend Elaine as an exemplary professional. I consider the quality of her representation to be the “Gold Standard” in her profession. Elaine is someone whom I would recommend to my family and to my closest friends.”

G. Marie Gomez, seller and buyer

No Longer Wandering in the Real Estate Market

“Recently, much to our amazement and delight, we moved into our first home. After devoting over one year to this effort in this hectic real estate market, we were finally successful. I do not consider it hyperbole to say that our success was due to our agent Elaine White . . . She assumed our role as home buyers and fully engaged the seller and her agent in what turned out to be a tough fight. There were times when we thought that Elaine was the buyer of our home as evidenced by her persistence in taking care of issues. Elaine worked tirelessly to ensure that the issues with the roof, chimney, furnace, etc. were resolved fairly. After what seemed to be endless inspections and re-inspections, the repairs were performed to our satisfaction. For us, as inexperienced first time buyers, we consider ourselves to be very fortunate to have been associated with Elaine as our agent. Without her assistance, it is likely that we would still be wandering in the real estate market or be in much less of a house.”

James I. Fann, M. D. and Andrea B. Hutchinson, M. D., buyers