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Andrew De Vries, MBA, CLPF
Licensed California Residential, Commercial, Probate, Estate, Trust & Conservatorship Real Estate Broker (#01368031)
Serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area including: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Sonoma and Solano Counties.
Phone: 415-664-9175 x.277
Email: Andrew@DeVriesRE.com,
Andrew@ProbateAgent.com

Welcome

From the last 16 years helping clients buy and sell 700+ properties valued at more than $600,000,000, I know that making good real estate investments can be both a highly rewarding experience and quite complicated. And, with interest rates low by historical standards and prices in flux while still being among the the highest in the Nation, I also know that now is a good time to buy and sell.

I am a highly-experienced specialist in the sale and purchase of single family homes, condos, tenants-in-common units, multi-unit investment and commercial properties, and an expert at probate, estate, trust and conservatorship sales in all major Bay Area counties including San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Sonoma and Solano.

While there are many choices in real estate, many people still want to work with #1.

Since 2005, I am in the top 1% of realtors - out of more than 8,000 realtors in the San Francisco Bay Area - in terms of the number of area properties sold annually with 100+ properties valued at more than $150,000,000 sold in 2016 through 2018 alone. 

Call me today to find out how this translates to more money for sellers and more value per dollar spent for buyers.

Below are just a few testimonials from recent satisfied clients.

 

Testimonials from Andrew's Clients

06/14/2019 - My family and I are eternally grateful for Andrew and his crews for turning this burdensome project into a less stressful experience for us all.

His advice was invaluable when it came to deciding which repairs were necessary to maximize our return without overspending and staying within our budget. He had a great crew of licensed, bonded and insured contractors that could provide quality and timely services needed to get the house prepared for market without us being there. Andrew was timely with his communications, moved quickly to provide bids from his crews and scheduled them to work within a day or two once I approved the bids. I always knew what his next step was going to be and when it would happen. He kept me updated, informed and delivered on all of his promises.

Andrew put the house on the market, priced it correctly based on the current market and executed his extensive marketing plan. He had streams of potential buyers viewing the house and we received multiple offers within two weeks. He presented the best offers to us and we accepted an all cash offer and closed in record time. We highly recommend Andrew as your realtor whether you are selling or buying. He is the best.

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Donna Massey, Trustee Seller for 3143 Cadman Rd., Fremont
1/22/2019 - In 2017 two properties came to my charge. I became successor trustee for one and sole trustee and co-owner for the other. Selling these properties was going to be more complex as they come from trusts. Under the advisement of our estate attorney we interviewed a number of recommended real estate agents with experience with trust/estate properties. Andrew de Vries was our clear choice. 

  Andrew was a blessing. He was very professional and knowledgeable concerning preparations to sell the houses. Since we lived an hour away he handled much of the meeting with workers himself. A huge bonus was that he referred us to a handyman, painters and stagers he worked with. We used them all and they transformed the properties into desirable and marketable homes.

 From the start we felt confident and comfortable with Andrew. We interviewed him at the first house, which was empty, and while being direct, his comments were always for the positive. He kept us within a realistic budget for improvements. The house got multiple offers, the one we accepted had us very excited but only to have them withdraw after a week's time. During that time our backup offer had signed with another house. Over the weekend Andrew was able to get us a very good and "clean" offer (yes , over asking). This sale went thru very nicely and escrow closed quickly. The buyers were happy; we were happy and relieved to have sold this first property. Andrew made that happen!

 The second property had been in the family for a while and it was a bit more work to prepare, a bit of a hoarding issue.  Andrew was very patient with us. From the start he understood that, while it was not a restoration, the work I wanted done was a to be such that it honored my sisters. All the contractors that came by way of Andrew also understood that I wanted to keep the Craftsmen character and charm. I believe we did.

  The offer we accepted was a little more complex. Through out the acceptance and escrow process Andrew answered any and all questions we had. He worked diligently with the buyer's agent, insuring that progress was moving forward and if there were any issues that they were immediately addressed. It was through this sale that we were glad Andrew was working with us. It was a reassurance that the success of the first property sale was not a one-off incident.

  Through these experiences we came to regard Andrew as a friend and our agent. His experience and professional comportment are invaluable. He was open to any and all concerns. My wife and I feel we had a very productive partnership with him. 

  I gladly recommend Andrew for any real estate transactions, particularly having to do with trusts.  
Al Esquivel, Seller of 1567 34th Street, Oakland and 4543 San Carlos Ave, Oakland
11/1/2018 - We were in Dallas, selling a Bay Area property that was in probate, so things looked grim until Andrew took over. He handled every detail of the deal impeccably, even got the property re-painted, carpeted and floored, all in excellent taste aimed at selling, all without our having to travel to oversee anything. And he did things like go get the mileage off a car that was stranded in the parking garage so we could re-title it. Where there were hitches, he knew how to unhitch them. Can't say enough about his professionalism, smarts, taste and good nature. Oh, and we got a price way over asking, not that that's important or anything.  Jim Schutze, Seller of 6363 Christie #2004, Emeryville (1BD/1BA Condo) for $520,000.
8/6/2018 - Andrew de Vries coordinated the sale of two homes for our family, both Berkeley venues, and he was the consummate professional throughout the process. From the beginning, it was clear that Andrew is a superior realtor: his knowledge is extensive, his network ramifies throughout Northern California, and his sense of responsibility and attention to detail is extraordinary. He arranged the services of contractors, painters,and cleaning crews that made readiness of the properties for sale an effortless process. His marketing of the properties was superior: professional photographs illustrated the properties at their very best, and multiple open houses led to numerous offers within a brief time-frame. Andrew is the best realtor I have seen over the years--his responses to inquiries were invariably prompt and informative, and his performance and results always exceeded expectations. Highest recommendation! Katrina Nance - Seller of 1332 67th Street, Berkeley for $808,000.
6/23/2018 - When my mother passed away, my sister and I used him to sell her house in San Francisco. She had lived in the same dwelling for seventy years. Clean up was a struggle both physically and emotionally. We handed this difficult task over to Andrew. Needless to say, his crew was most efficient. He cleaned, painted and ripped up all the carpets and polished up the old, but beautiful hardwood floors. We did not stage, but received over a dozen solid offers on our five room, one bath home. Andrew handled all business and paper work as we accepted a cash bid $200,000 over asking. We recommended Andrew to our neighbor in Foster City who sold his condo within two weeks. Friendly, efficient and a good communicator, you can be sure that Andrew will work with you in successfully selling your property. Roxanne K., Seller of 110 Felton in San Francisco for $1,030,000.
6/15 /2018 - It has been a pleasure having Andrew de Vries as my realtor. He was referred to me by my Attorney and it was the best decision made. He is very kind, patient, detailed and looked out for my best interest. He stayed with me keeping me informed throughout the entire process of the sale. It is my honor to refer him to anyone who is interested in selling their property. I highly recommend Andrew de Vries! Glen Walton, Seller of 512 Grafton, San Francisco for $1,129,000.
5/23/2018 - To put it simply: Andrew de Vries was a godsend. The process of preparing our family home for sale was arduous and emotional and for years it seemed like an impossible task. But once we chose Andrew to help us, it was like a huge weight was lifted. His track record speaks for itself, but what I was most impressed with is his ability to listen--we had financial limitations on what we could accomplish getting the property ready to market and Andrew was very sensitive and responsive to our concerns. He has a way of being confident and assertive without being pushy. He's also resourceful--if Plan A doesn't fit the budget, he's got a back-up. He's also very thorough and a consistent communicator, keeping you apprised of everything step-by-step. He did a tremendous job, turning what had been, frankly, a highly stressful and emotionally fraught "nightmare" into a dream come true. Eddie M., Seller of 2 Dorantes in SF for $2,743,000.
9/26/2017 - Recently Andrew assisted my parents with the sale of my Aunt's home in San Mateo. The situation was difficult and perhaps one that not everyone would want to tackle, as the home had been neglected for years. My parents had not bought or sold a home in years and were not familiar with the process. Andrew was methodical and professional about the way he explained the process, the task list and was patient as they learned how this would all unfold. He was without a doubt, the bright spot in this process. Andrew has years of experience and has crafted a level of customer service not often seen in real estate. His knowledge of the market was second to none, and his knowledge of the probate process and all of the issues that come with it was equally impressive. At the same time, his commitment to ensuring things were always done the right way was very reassuring to them. He made numerous recommendations on things they needed to do that were both efficient and cost effective throughout the entire process, and the teams of people he hired to aid in the clean up process were a joy to work with, and were speedy but thorough at every step. The suggestions he made were both fruitful and creative to ensure a swift and complete sale WELL above the asking price. Beyond being an exceptionally professional agent, he was smart, kind, compassionate, respectful, and communicative, at every step, making a daunting process seem comfortable. Andrew was an amazing resource throughout the entire process and our family would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of an exceptional agent in the bay area! Annemarie, Bill & Mary Mainwaring, Seller of 1989 Ticonderoga, San Mateo for $1,750,000.
08/20/2017 - I met Andrew for the first time in June. I live in Washington State and as Trustee of my mother’s trust I was put in charge of handling her rental home sale in San Lorenzo, California among many other overwhelming tasks. I knew I needed an expert to help me with this. After some research and reading the testimonials of others, I contacted Andrew via email. He responded promptly with a telephone call. My mind was at ease right away. We scheduled a meeting at the house during one of my few visits to California in early June, 2017. He went by the house before hand and took care of all the details to get the wheels in motion. He handled all details of the sale, getting the place cleaned up and ready to sell. He kept me informed of every step and if I had any questions, he was available. The house sold in a 2 week period over asking price just as Andrew predicted it would. Hands down, Andrew was the best and certainly made a difficult overwhelming task seem like silk, I don’t think it could have gone any smoother! Thank you Andrew, a million times over. Susan Chambers, Seller of 15823 Via Del Prado, San Lorenzo for $590,000.
4/6/2017 - Our family had a difficult situation to face when we decided to sell our parents' home. Our family had a hoarding situation to deal with on top of selling the property. Andrew assured us that he had dealt with this situation many times before, so we trusted him, and put it in his hands. He was amazing. From the very beginning, he took care of everything. He had a crew come and do a major cleanout of the property. They did an excellent job. Then the house was listed with professional photos that showed the rooms in the best angle and light possible. Andrew stayed in constant contact with me so I always knew what was happening. Then the offers started coming in. Andrew helped me with his expertise decide which offer was best for us. Again, we trusted him. Our listing price was $349,000 and we closed at $488,000. Our family was very happy. Because we trusted Andrew, We were able to get the most out of our house. I highly recommend Andrew if you want to get the most out of the home you're selling. Suzanne C., Seller of 26619 Campeche St. in Hayward for $488,000
3/2/2017 - Bravo, Andrew! I have had to deal with Probate for my sister (who has developed dementia) and her (deceased) partner long distance - from Richmond VA to San Francisco. I must say that you have been not only been brilliant at selling the Coop apartment, but you have been wise and helpful in advising me throughout this complex process. As you can imagine, this was difficult for me, and you absolutely made the whole experience calm, assuring, and easy. The apartment looked far better because of your advice regarding modest improvements, it sold as quickly as you predicted, and we sold it for even more than what you (astonishingly) estimated. My sister is now cared for, and I am now relaxed. I can’t thank you enough. I would gladly tell anyone how professional, skilled, and kind you were, and emphatically recommend you. Bless you. Bob B., Seller of 1335 Laguna #6 in San Francisco for $580,000
9/25/2016 - Andrew: You have been absolutely wonderful in every way throughout this entire process. Out of all the people we've had to deal with since our mother's passing, by far, your brand of service and compassion have placed you at the very top of the others. Thank you for getting us through this process during a very difficult period in our lives. We sincerely appreciate you and everything you've done for us and our family. Trish & Phil J. Sellers of 269 Victoria, San Francisco for $766,000.
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.
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