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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Eric S., Richmond – (3/9/16)

3/9/16

When I was 22, I worked for Grace as her assistant. During that time, I realized how amazing a Real Estate agent could be. She’s punctual, knowledgeable, kind, patient, understanding and seems to always be two steps ahead in knowing what comes next and the right decisions to make based on the circumstances. I was so impressed that several years later my fiancee and I used her to buy our first home. We were not disappointed. She led us through the process end to end without any issues or concerns. Any question or problem we had was dealt with timely and to our complete satisfaction. I was (again) so impressed that I employed her to buy another property this year. Being a licensed realtor myself (although currently not in practice), I understand how important it is to keep up with market trends and neighborhood data. Grace was super insightful with this on both purchases, and we will absolutely use her again in the future. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy and sell in the north East Bay. If I could give her any more stars, I would!

—Eric S., Richmond

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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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Brady T., Oakland (8-14-15)

I have had the opportunity of working with Grace on a recent transaction. Grace conducts herself in a very professional manner, is very knowledgeable, and is truly a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

—Brady T., Oakland

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Amit A., Richmond (8-4-15)

Grace is great—patient, responsive, helpful, and able to Get Things Done. Grace and her team just helped us sell our house in the East Bay. We were concerned that it would be a hassle since we were moving to SoCal before the house went on the market. We definitely didn’t want to be juggling a bunch of issues from afar while trying to settle into our new place. Fortunately, we didn’t have to. The entire process was smooth from start to finish. Grace provided great recommendations on stagers, window cleaners, carpet cleaners, and so on. After we moved out, all the necessary paperwork was dealt with over email and with a mobile notary. Two weeks later we got a great offer on the house and closed soon after. This is how it should be done!

—Amit A., Richmond

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B.T., El Cerrito (7-9-15)

Grace was exactly the kind of realtor we wanted in our corner: very responsive and easy to work with, yet also willing to push hard when there’s a good opportunity to be had. She also has an exceptionally good intuitive sense of the market, which helped us to know when certain houses were unrealistic for us and which ones were flying under the radar.

We got a house on only our second bid, but that was largely due to Grace’s advice to watch the market very carefully and then pounce with a very strong offer when we saw something we loved.

—B.T., El Cerrito

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