Kelly Albin, Oakland — 5/29/19

We met Grace almost 20 years ago when we were looking to buy our first home. We were walking down Solano Ave and as we passed by the Albany Red Oak Realty office stopped to look at the listings in the window. Grace came out to see if she could help and even though we were not qualified yet, she took the time to explain the process and put us in touch with a lender that could help. We kept in touch and within 6 months we were ready to go!

The market was really competitive at that time so we made a few offers made that didn’t materialize but one evening she gave us call to see a home that had just come on the market. When we walked through the front door we knew that sweet little bungalow was the one for us. We wrote up the offer that night on the hood of her car (way before Docusign!) and within a few days we were in contact and on our way to being home owners.

What struck us about working with Grace is that she was truly our partner though the entire process, from taking the time to learn about us, to helping us finding a good lender to finding the home and closing the sale. There was never any pressure to make an offer we weren’t comfortable with and she was straight forward with what we could expect.

Over the years we kept in touch and when we decided to sell the home there was no doubt that we would work with Grace again. We were very emotional about our decision to sell. This was our first home and we truly were in love with that little house. When we met with Grace and her assistant, Kim, they were very patient with us and thoroughly explained the selling process and what we needed to do to prepare. She was very straight forward with us about pricing and the what we could expect. She determined a good asking price and listing date to position it with the other active listings in the neighborhood. Her marketing strategy was very successful with over 400 people attending the open houses and 7 very solid offers!

We highly recommend Grace! She is experienced, knowledgeable and just a really great person to work with. She has an extensive network from her 20 years of experience in the area and what ever side that you may be on, buy or sell, you will be in very good hands.

— Kelly Albin, Oakland