Testimonials from Andrew's Clients
8/6/2019 - We recently sold our family home. Our parents purchased the home in 1962/63. The sale of the property was personally very difficult because I have lived in the home the last 21 years. I have so many great memories of growing up there and graduating high school in that neighborhood. The sale required that Andrew work with three sellers. Andrew talked with each of us individually and collectively. Andrew maintained contact with the three of us on an ongoing basis providing constant updates, and estimates for third party services. Andrew was thorough, meticulous, timely, accurate, patient, and supportive. Andrew provided a team of workers to complete necessary repairs, painting, yard upgrades, hauling, and removed the existing carpet. The carpet removal revealed the beautiful hardwood floors! Andrew coordinated all necessary inspection reports to meet potential contingencies of the buyer's contract. Andrew then contacted a company to beautifully "stage" the property. After the pre-determined period to show the home was completed, we immediately received 4 offers. I am very pleased with Andrew's work and I highly recommend his services. As I previously said, this was a very emotional separation for me. I trusted Andrews's expertise throughout the entire process.
I was introduced to Andrew by a friend who worked for a Title Company and had interacted with him in various real estate transactions. She highly recommended him to assist our family in selling our home of 47 years, after our Dad's passing - and our Mom's sadness living there alone. Andrew patiently consulted us over a period of over 3 (yes... I said three) years, while our family exercised our prerogative to change our minds :).
In all, Andrew assisted us with this sale for close to 4 years. He kept in touch over this time, without any pressure, just offering assistance and suggestions to help us get through our challenges. Once we were finally ready to empty the house and get it to market, his recommendations, his support team of estate specialist & contractor, his communication (frequency and thoroughness), his kind consideration, his candor, his honesty and his sensitivity made the process as painless as the sorrowful circumstances allowed.
Andrew's marketing plan was clear and effective, we received 17 offers (all over asking), and sold at 27% over asking, no contingencies, with 25-day close. He partnered with our family from our first meeting years ago, all the way through to the final close in 2019. We're so grateful, and we heartily recommend Andrew De Vries.
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.
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!