Anja Kerstens

Anja Kerstens

Realtor® | DRE# 01839597
Experience

Awards

Awards and Designations: Member of the International Sterling Society 2016, 2018, 2019 Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) New Home Co-Broker Designation (NHCB) Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Landlord, Staging

Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)
National Association of Realtors

Languages: English, German, Dutch , Flemish

Education

  • St. Joris College, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Schoever Instituut, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Gavilan College - Real Estate, Business Law, Property Management
  • State University New York
  • Pace University
  • Graduate Realtor Institute

Awards And Designations

Member of the International Sterling Society 2016, 2018, 2019. Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) Schoevers College - Business Administration

About Anja
Are you searching for your next real estate professional to help you with your real estate goals and dreams? Anja is the right person to team up with you to achieve those goals. Finding your next home is an important decision and the process is exciting. Anja PREVENTS the process from feeling overwhelming and stressful. You want the right person by your side guiding and teaching you along the way. Whether you are buying or selling you'll need someone with professional experience, integrity, honesty, strong negotiation and problem solving skills, and patience. Someone with fiduciary duty to you and you alone!

Anja was born and raised in The Netherlands before moving to the United States with her husband. Living in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida they settled in the Silicon Valley. After a career in raising and homeschooling her children, volunteering in their (home)school and community she pursued her passion for real estate and staging by starting her own company.

Her extensive experience with short sales, probate sales, and buyers and sellers, allows her to provide a wealth of knowledge to her clients. She firmly believes in teaming up with her clients with professional integrity and full transparency to achieve the best results. Her problem solving skills are crucial when it comes to tackling any potential obstacles along the way. As an experienced home stager she has an eye for preparing a home for sale resulting in a sale in a short time and at top dollar!

Past clients of Anja have said "she goes above and beyond to make sure they get top dollar for their home" and "her most admirable qualities are modesty and honesty. Anja will go out on a limb to help you sell or buy your home but she will never compromise her own principles of integrity."

Her hobbies: walking, hiking, biking, wine tasting, reading, organic gardening and travel. 
Her passions: family, her French Bulldog, community and equality and inclusion of all people.

Client Testimonials


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"My family and I recently bought our first home in the Bay Area. The process of buying a house normally is already a stressful process and especially during COVID with all limitations having the appropriate help and guidance is critical. From the start of our search until closing and even beyond, Anja Kerstens helped us through this process and made our dream house a reality. Anja was responsive to all of our many questions and always made time to chat or to meet with us. Next to her drive and passion for her clients, Anja on top of that had access to a great network of local lenders and other listing agents and altogether made the whole process an easy hassle-free experience. We are very grateful to have her guidance for one of the most stressful decisions we've ever had to make. Anja Kerstens is the BEST agent you can have, we recommend her highly!" -Azmina Juma

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"Anja was recommended by a friend who gave her rave reviews. She was able to help them sell their house and move into a new house quickly. It was a pleasure working with Anja. She went above and beyond to make sure we got top dollar for our house during the pandemic and ensured our purchase and transition into our new house went smoothly. She was very transparent and updated us daily . I highly recommend her for any and all real estate needs." - Aaron

★★★★★
"I have know Anja for 3 years now and are very thankful we found her as she was recommended by a customer of ours. Anja was very patient and negotiated the sale at an efficient way. My kids and I are very thankful with her knowledge." - Hector

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"We met Anja at an open house and we loved how helpful and knowledgeable she is when it comes to real estate. We asked her if she would help us look for our new home and were so glad we did! She was patient and when looking at homes she pointed out things we would have otherwise missed. Not only did she get us into our dream home, she even helped negotiate a lower price." - Anaelisa

★★★★★
"Anja was an amazing agent. This was our first home and it was a bit tricky because it was a floating home. She first helped us negotiate an amazing price. Once in escrow, she walked us through every step of the process and made sure nothing was missed. She helped us inspect the house and the process was so smooth because of her. Her attention to detail was amazing and I loved working with her."

★★★★★
"Anja is really good and accurate. Anja thinks with you but also ahead so she can directly respond to situations. I cannot imagine a better real estate agent! She sold our house pretty quick, used great advertising, communicated really well with us and kept us updated! Overall, really satisfied!"


★★★★★
"Anja helped us find and buy our current dream home. She also helped us find a great, reliable tenant for our rental home. My husband and I find Anja to be an extremely professional real estate agent. She is very knowledgeable about the area. Anja stays up on all new developments which may affect the housing prices and the overall development and changes of the community. Her most admirable qualities are modesty and honesty. Anja will go out on a limb to help you sell or buy your home but she will never compromise her own principles of integrity. She will tell you exactly the way it is, not just what you want to hear when it comes to the price, condition or anything else about the house or the agreement. These personality traits are hard to find in real estate agents these days. For buyers, Anja will do her own home inspection next to the official inspection to make sure nothing gets overlooked. For those selling a house, she does a wonderful job staging it for you. Overall, my husband and I are very impressed with Anja. We don’t expect to move again but if we ever have to, we will certainly use her services again. Irma Dombrowsky
★★★★★
"Anja is really good and accurate. Anja thinks with you but also ahead so she can directly respond to situations. I cannot imagine a better real estate agent! She sold our house pretty quick, used great advertising, communicated really well with us and kept us updated! Overall, really satisfied! -- Tineke
★★★★★
"Anja is a very experienced and professional realtor, a true pleasure to work with! Anja was our buying agent and she was extremely patient with us and so very helpful! Anja arranged properties' showings on a very short notice and often before those properties were even on the market, she set up numerous appointments at our requests, negotiated and helped with al kinds of issues we might have during the process. She is a real expert in Morgan Hill/Gilroy area, knows many professionals there. Anja was negotiating real hard on our behalf, looked at every little detail of the property (some things we could not notice ourselves but she knew from experience), she was always on top of all the deadlines and documents, and made sure we got the best deal. I never felt she was pushing us to decide quickly or buy any property. I worked with several realtors in the past and Anja's professionalism and dedication to her clients is really amazing. Highly recommend Anja as a realtor! M. Maltseva
★★★★★
"Anja is extremely knowledgeable and went far above and beyond to help us find our perfect home. Her understanding of our preferences and excellent communication skills made every interaction productive. Her market savvy also gave us great insight regarding the worth of our home and the approximate amount she thought prospective homes would eventually sell at. Even though we barely missed out on a few homes due to an extremely competitive market, her negotiation skills led to an excellent opportunity and ultimately closed on our dream home. I've already recommended her to numerous colleagues and neighbors, and we will definitely reach out again IF we ever move. 5/5, great knowledge, experience, patience, communication, etc. B. Wu - Morgan Hill

Anja Kerstens’ Listings

Listed By Compass
Contingent
VIRTUAL TOUR
$650,000
2 BD
1.5 BA
1,152 SF