Testimonials from Andrew's Clients
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.
/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.
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.