Testimonials from Andrew's Clients
06/08/2016 - Andrew is a rock star and is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about probate sales. He helped us sell two properties, one was a rental property that was part of a partnership. He dealt with difficult tenants, homeowner associations and the headaches of dealing with probate sales. He's on top of everything, keeps you informed, offers great advice and is extremely prompt at getting back to you. He got the job done! Properties sold at great prices. Appreciate everything he did for us.
Lance C., Seller for Two Oakland Properties for $1.125MM
5/13/2016 - Andrew went so far beyond the usual duties of a realtor that he’s created a whole new standard for the profession. The last few weeks as we sorted and packed up 40 years of our lives we had a reliable, competent, and resourceful friend at our side. We slept better knowing that Andrew was on the job. And the bottom line? The top dollar sale of our beloved building.
Dianna Waggoner, Seller for 1717 Mason Street, SF for $4.75MM.
2/22/2016 - Hello Andrew: You're batting 1000 -- great job in guiding us through the sale of the house -- you covered all the bases from A-Z and I would have no hesitation recommending your services. All of your recommendations Re: preparation and marketing of the home were "spot-on" and I will certainly let the fiduciaries that I work with know what a great job you have done. Thank you again.
Terence Murphy, Estate Attorney, Seller of 6033 Chabolyn, Berkeley for $1.1MM.
6/03/2015 - Andrew came highly recommended to me. Mine was a very complex situation involving probate, a reverse mortgage and a home that was destroyed by fire. Andrew was very professional and assured me that he would do his best, which he did. The home sold for $146,000 over asking and was only on the market for a couple of weeks. He was always on time for appointments and answered my phone calls and emails promptly. He put me at ease assuring me he would take care of everything and made me very comfortable. If you need a real estate who is capable and efficient, then by all means call Andrew.
Patricia Salazar, Seller of 2039 Commodore, San Jose for $905,000.
3/30/2015 - Thanks so much for all your hard work this past year. I look forward to being able to refer anyone and everyone to you, I can’t recommend your professionalism and patience with this process enough. You made a very difficult time as bearable as it could possibly be, with incredible results. Thanks again and keep up the great work for others.
Doug S., Seller of 3025 Quintara in San Francisco for $1,130,025.
2/24/2015 - I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in getting our father's home (in Hayward) sold and walking us through the process. You're a rock star!
Kory Frost, Trustee Seller of 1234 McFarlane, Hayward sold for $471,000.
12/15/2014 - Thank you so much for all your patience and guidance throughout my first probate sale. I really appreciated your professionalism, your willingness to answer my endless questions - and how downright unflappable you were (somehow you were able to make all the crazy issues associated with this house seem like run-of-the-mill matters!). I had absolute confidence in your knowledge and advice, which made the whole process as low-stress as it could possibly be. I look forward to working with you again.
Jennifer Keystone, Fiduciary Seller of 32220 Minturn Crt, Union City
11/16/2014 - We had never sold a house before, and our first sale was on behalf of the family. Andrew’s knowledge and expertise were incredibly helpful to us. He helped us navigate through an experience that can be fraught with stress. His attention to details and positive attitude made the process easier. His strategies were very sound: he saved us money by explaining why we didn’t need to stage the house and his marketing plan resulted in multiple offers and a great sales price. We would definitely recommend Andrew.
Dan & Tara Clanon, Sellers of 940-942 Wisconsin for $1.815MM
10/14/2014 - In all the mad dash after escrow closed, I don't know if I adequately thanked you for your amazing work on this sale.
You did your normal stellar job in representing me and obtaining the contractor to do the work and agreeing to being paid out of escrow was so vital to our success. Again, thank you so much. I will be in touch when my next house comes up over whatever bridge is between Marin and there.
Caron Schmeirer - Seller of 730 Myra Way, San Francisco for $925,000
9/20/2014 - I want to thank you again for your wonderful referral to Andrew. He has been great to work with and extremely helpful and efficient along with being most knowledgeable! A real expert in the real-estate business!
Carol Dentz, Seller of 955 Shorepoint Court, Alameda for $300,888 from San Diego
04/04/2014- Andrew served as our real estate agent extraordinaire for the complex and emotionally difficult sale of my Mother’s home. I live out of state and asked Andrew if he could just “handle everything for me”, and he went beyond any expectations I had of what that meant. He used care and discretion interacting with my elderly Mother, hired and coordinated final upgrades to the home before the sale, and then handled the marketing and final sales transactions with exceptional professionalism. Every step of the way – I relied on Andrew – and came to expect top notch work. He never let us down. After just a few weeks on the market, we had multiple solid offers, and our family home sold for $65,000 over the asking price.
If you need a seasoned real estate professional, who is smart, motivated and caring – Andrew is the one to choose.
Liz Hoenig Seller of 588 Tyler St. Livermore for $585,000 from Washington State
3/12/14-Andrew is an absolutely fantastic realtor/broker and wonderful guy; he is most personable, creative, 100% punctual and DELIVERS with over the top results. I've bought and sold real estate for 36 years - Andrew is a gem, you sign on with Andrew and you'll be smiling broadly at the results. He can coordinate/handle complex, multi-unit deals with numerous parties, 1031 exchangers, financial institutions, work with municipalities, trusts, partnerships, staging company(s), or simple help you sell your home and find a new residence to purchase. No matter whether big or small, simple or complex (I've done both with him) you get the same superior high quality performance and service!
John Dierke, Seller of 337-341 Liberty Street and 255 Westgate Drive, S.F. for m
1/14/2014 - The main purpose of this note is to let everyone involved know how completely satisfied I am with the work that Andrew de Vries
performed as the real estate agent in this matter. He assured me from the beginning that I would have nothing to worry about at all and that he would be our "feet on the ground" in San Francisco. He more than kept his word. I had absolutely nothing to worry about, and the speed with which it all happened made my head spin. There is not a single complaint I have in how he handled this. I honestly cannot think of a single thing he could have done differently that would have made any of this any better. I am completely satisfied and truly impressed with his work. Thank you for recommending him.
Tim Dunne, Seller of 10-12 Loyola Terrace, S.F. for $1.7MM from New York.
12/31/2013 - This is the first time I have posted a testimonial but Andrew de Vries was amazing with the sale of my grandmother's house in December 2013. Mr. de Vries was recommended to me by probate court and he told me in the beginning that the 1922 house would sell quickly, even it was in a rough condition, however in a great location. I did not believe him and hoped that someone would just offer the asking price and have a closed deal in a few months!
Mr. de Vries not only kept his word but the house sold for $60K above the asking, an all cash offer with an 11-day escrow. I never, never, never would I have ever expected this type of real estate deal.
I have not one complaint on how he handled this transaction - he made this sale easier to stomach considering releasing the family home was a hard but necessary task for me. I would use him again! I highly recommend Mr. de Vries for your real estate needs.
Chivon Kemp Stephenson, Seller of Family Home at 2453 Park Blvd, Oakland