Cosmin Ciupagea, Kensington – 10/13/16

10/13/16
Grace is absolutely outstanding. We could not have succeeded without her expertise and savvyness. We are very happy and would recommend Grace to anyone who is looking to close a real estate deal.
— Cosmin Ciupagea, Kensington

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Lori Anderson, El Cerrito – 8/11/16

8/11/16
Loved that Grace took care of everything for us. She was awesome!
— Lori Anderson, El Cerrito

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Kim Almeida, El Cerrito – 5/3/16

5/3/16
Grace and Kim were honest and listened to our needs and wants. We enjoyed working with them and would recommend Grace to anyone looking for a home. She also is an excellent negotiator who knows property values extremely well.
— Kim Almeida, El Cerrito

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Marlowe Kim, El Cerrito – 3/16/16

3/16/16
Grace and Kim helped us write three very strong competitive offers before finding our new home. We were given great advice and helped us to be realistic about the competitive East Bay real estate market.
— Marlowe Kim, El Cerrito

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Gina Sanfilippo, Oakland – 2/10/16

2/10/16
It was a pleasure working with Grace. I felt that she understood what I was looking for, and she gave me good advice — so good that I was able to get the house I wanted!
— Gina Sanfilippo, Oakland

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Iulia Stefan, Kensington – 10/25/16

10/25/16
Grace and Kim were amazing. They were with us through every step of the process and were true advocates for us. Thanks to Grace’s skill, network and knowledge of the local market, we were able to secure a bidding win for our beautiful first home. Kim and Grace helped us connect the dots during the entire pre and post purchase process and were very responsive and knowledgeable throughout. I would highly recommend this team!
— Iulia Stefan, Kensington

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Joe Ryan, Moraga – 6/27/16

6/27/16

Grace and her assistant Kim are an amazing real estate team! From start to finish, I felt well taken care of. Grace was a recommendation from my previous real estate agent in San Francisco and after our first meeting; I knew she was the right fit for me and my working style.

Grace and Kim are detail oriented and efficient, and I found them easy to partner with in finding my new home. Whenever I had a question, either Grace or Kim got back to me very quickly. The market in Oakland, Berkeley, and Lamorinda is crazy. That said, if you (the buyer) invest time staying on top oflistings using an app like Redfin, you can leverage your agent to see the properties that most interest you. The real estate world is different now – I wouldn’t expect my agent to be driving me around to every new listing and giving me neighborhood tours. That’s on you, the buyer. But once I found homes that I liked, Grace and Kim were helpful at giving me input and additional info about them. When I wanted disclosure packets, I usually had them within 24 hours.

Where I really value the work of an agent and where I benefitted most from Grace and Kim is in their advice, offer strategies, network of relationships with other agents and people in the business, and their highly organized approach to moving through a deal. Grace seems to have fantastic relationships across the industry, which I believe definitely helped me win the home I purchased. Any time I needed to bring in an inspector or other professional, Grace and Kim always had trusted folks to immediately recommend. I never felt like we “stalled” at any point. I also never felt worried about “what’s happening right now?” The overall process was smooth and I’m happy with the home I purchased.

I would be very happy to work with Grace and Kim again in the future and I highly recommend them!

—Joe Ryan, Moraga

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Louie C., Berkeley – (12/12/2015)

12/12/2015
If you are in need of a real estate agent, you should call Grace Bishop at Red Oak Realty. We met with Grace while trying to decide whether to sell or rent a house that had been in the family for 60 years. When we decided to sell, Grace and her assistant, Kim, set us on the right path. At Grace’s suggestion, the proper inspections & updates to the house were made. When the house went up for sale and after just 2 open houses, we received 4 offers that far exceeded our expectations. Grace was very professional, informative, very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. We highly recommend Grace

—Louie C., Berkeley

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Eileen Foran

Grace Bishop is THE person you want representing you in Berkeley when buying or selling a house. Grace represented me as a buyer back in 2005, when the housing market was crazy, and again as a seller in the spring of 2014–when the market was even crazier! In both buying and selling a house, I was well-represented, informed, and respected by Grace through the entire process.

As a first-time buyer, I had a lot to learn about the market in Berkeley, and Grace was so helpful, knowledgeable, patient, positive, and full of quiet energy that helped balance the stress and make a complicated process go as smoothly as possible.

As a seller, I did not hesitate to call Grace to represent me again, and Grace did not disappoint. Again, Grace navigated me through the complexities of the housing market in Berkeley, and offered astute advice about how to best prepare my house for sale.

Because Grace is so trustworthy, unwavering in her integrity, firm in her expectations, and smart as a whip, I was able to trust in Grace and could not be happier with the results of the sale. Grace is top-notch!

Eileen Foran
Senior Online Community Manager at Limelight Networks

July 23, 2014, Eileen was Grace’s client

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