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"Becky made selling our townhouse an absolute breeze from beginning to end. She was patient and explained the process to us, has a fantastic network of people to help with general contract work, cleaning, and staging. It was almost too easy! I appreciate her attentiveness, deep expertise, and overall amiability. I highly recommend anyone needing real estate services to contact Becky immediately!" - Suzanne
"Becky is a great "one stop shop" for folks like me who know nothing about buying or selling a home. She guides you through every step of the process, and has people she trusts for all the 3rd-party stuff (if you need them). She seems really knowledgeable about pretty much every aspect of it (esp. the loan parts, since she used to be a mortgage broker), which is a big plus. And if she doesn't know, then she relentlessly researches it (incl. calling her many contacts) to find out. She compulsively stays on top of all the details (reminding you of what needs to be done, as needed). And adapts quickly to changes (incl. clients like me who can change our minds about what we want). And if you're not careful, she'll also become a friend." - Lisa
"Becky Guillett is a caring, tenacious, and knowledgeable realtor who, I am now convinced, can work miracles. She recently helped my partner and I buy our first home together. We weren't exactly perfect buyers, since both of us had some credit issues. But Becky helped us to find the perfect home--and brokers who could make it work! I would give Becky the highest ranking!" - Adrienne & Crystle
"What a great experience! Becky is the hardest working agent I have worked with. This has been one of the smoothest transactions I have done with anyone. As always you exceeded my expectations. Thank you Becky! You are the best!" - Korin
"Becky helped us find our new home and later helped us sell our old one. We have found Becky to be highly professional and at the same time very personable and genuine. Her advice is spot on, based on many years of success and experience. When staging our old house, Becky first defined the target audience and then developed a very clear aesthetic designed to reverberate with that audience. She sourced all the props herself and even custom-built a table to complete the look. Her vision proved to be very accurate: the house spent barely a week on the market and sold for significantly more money than we had anticipated. We could not have wished for a better experience!" - Robert & Gillian
"I can't say enough good things about Becky. I was an absentee seller, living 1,200 miles away and trying to conduct an estate sale. Becky was able to handle all the arrangements while still keeping me up to speed. She had a terrific plan of action that made the sale go off without a hitch. I wish I could bring her home with me to help with the sale of my current house! I am forever grateful, Becky!" - Duane
"Becky helped us sell our condo and buy our home. Becky always made us feel like her top priority! She made the process of selling and buying as painless as possible. She answered any questions we had and explained every step along the way. She worked around our schedule and was very accommodating to our needs. Becky is truly exceptional at what she does. She went above and beyond what I thought a real-estate agent would do. I would recommend Becky to anyone looking to get the most out of selling their home and anyone looking to find their perfect home!" - Linda & Jacob
"We used Becky for our services, because she was a friend. But we will recommend her to everyone else because of what a fantastic job she did! We were not house hunting, but saw a dream home that caught our eye and Becky helped us immediately. She made sure everything is done in a timely manner, and we felt she was an excellent advocate for us. She was great letting us know when there were times we should proceed with caution. Her communication is top rate. I never expect anyone to be at my beck and call, but Becky is so responsive! We never missed out on anything due to a deadline, and she helped us during the Christmas holiday, which was very difficult with people on vacation (including us!). We are convinced it was Becky's great advice and professionalism that helped us secure a house that had several bids on it." - Jennifer
"I have used Becky's services on many home sales, and there is no one better! Her attention to detail, knowledge, efficiency, and straightforward, honest approach works perfectly for us. I would recommend her to anyone!" - Cindy
"I have been fortunate to know Becky since high school, so when my father passed away and my family needed to prepare for the sale of my childhood home I knew exactly who to call. Her knowledge not only of the current real estate market, but also structural issues and current design trends is impressive. She was patient and supportive of my mother to the point of scheduling and being present for two inspections and two bids, all within ten days of our first meeting! The contractors she has referred us to have been equally professional and trustworthy. Becky has made what we expected to be a difficult process incredibly easy and my family and I are very grateful." - Susan
"We purchased our first house with the help of Becky 5 years ago. This was our starter home and we knew that we would end up purchasing another home around this time period of 5 years. Our first purchase went as smoothly as it could have an area where homes are not on the market long and sell for way over asking, Becky worked with us and generously shared all of her knowledge with us so we could make the most educated decisions as first time home buyers.
When it came time to purchase our second home, I remembered how much Becky did for us the first time and I knew that I wanted to work with her again. I am really glad we did because this time around we ran into an incredible list of obstacles one after another! We had no idea what we were going to encounter when we started the process of selling our home to be able to buy our next home, but Becky did her best to get us through each obstacle by using her years of knowledge and experience, Without her persistence and expertise, I can't imagine that we would have ever sold our house. There were countless times that I asked Becky for her advice based on her past experience and this is what helped us immensely. You just can't buy that level of expertise. I highly recommend Becky to all potential clients, she is amazing and will not let you down. I would recommend her services to my dearest family and friends as I know they would be in great hands!" - Alyssa & Justin
"Becky did a wonderful job for me. The advice she gave to prepare and stage the house was great and payed off. Her sales strategy was professionally executed and worked well. She understands the market and the psychology of the deal. I recommend Becky unreservedly." - Paul
"Becky was the best! My husband and I were first-time home buyers, and she walked us through the whole process, explaining every step to us and answering all of our questions. She helped us buy a home up in the mountains and was able to help us be on the lookout for issues specific to that area--Becky was excellent at helping us pinpoint exactly what we were looking for and weigh each home we viewed against our needs. Becky was helpful and extremely knowledgeable every step of the way, from communicating with our lender to scheduling inspections to checking city zoning. On top of all that, she made house hunting fun and not stressful! We would highly recommend her to anyone." - Jen
"Thank you Becky for you patience and understanding during our house search. We had a very long list of things we wanted in a new house and did not want to sell our existing house and we did it! You were understanding and listened to our needs and kept reminding us of our goal. Thank you very much" - Kim
"My parents (both 89 years old) moved to an independent retirement community. To pay for their monthly expenses, we needed to sell their house. The house was built in 1960, relatively maintained but in need of some more up-to-date renovations to appeal to Silicon Valley buyers. As my parent’s attorney-in-fact, I did not want to spend too much of my parents’ hard-earned savings to upgrade the house. I also had a deadline because I want the house to sell as soon as possible.
My husband and I learned of Becky through my daughter who hired Becky to find a house in the Santa Cruz mountains. We contacted Becky and we worked out a plan. Becky is a great project manager. She gave suggestions on the quickest way to fix the house and get it ready for open house. She hired all the necessary resources (contractor, carpeter/floorer, roofers, stager, cleaner, inspectors) and made it all possible. She is a very hands-on person, very responsive and patient. Selling a house in Silicon Valley is an intimidating experience, but Becky understands the market and was there for us every step of the way. We will use Becky again when it’s time to sell our own home. We highly recommend her to anyone." - Aida & David
"I was referred to Becky through my financial adviser. As an experienced broker, she uses her excellent detailed staging skills and with her knowledge of Silicon Valley, a "niche-specific" market, she was able to sell my town home in five days! The selling process was smooth from beginning to end. I highly recommend Becky because she is professional and has a high level of integrity.
I was very fortunate to find her!" - Cheryl
"What a great professional, knowledgeable and resourceful, very much tuned into best practices and strategies for a successful real estate transaction. For me, I appreciated her patience and communication skills. Those are qualities developed over a lifetime, and she brings her best every day to the process. You are in good care with Becky, and you will be grateful for what she will do for you and confident in knowing you have done it well with her direction and guidance." - AJ
"Becky was amazing throughout the entire home buying process. She helped us pull together an offer on very late notice and even managed to get our offer accepted at a price point well below competing offers. She was very responsive to all of our questions and guided us through the entire home buying process all the way up to scheduling our initial repairs. We would not hesitate to recommend Becky to all of our friends and family." - Dan
"I am actually not sure how to start this recommendation other than to say "if you want to buy or sell a house with professional and honest advise then choose Becky".
Our story starts with Becky helping my daughter purchase a house in Morgan Hill. So you know what happens next... we want a house in Morgan Hill.
We had a very long list of items we wanted in our new home. We are crazy picky! Thank you Becky for hanging in there with us. We also wanted to keep our prop 13 and move it to new house under prop 60. As if that was not enough limitations we also have two very large dogs and wanted to buy a house first before selling our house in San Jose. We were afraid that in the event we did not find a house that no one would rent to us with large animals. So the first thing we did with Becky's help is get the all the qualifications done and start looking for a house in our budget. All of that sounds easy but it was a long process and Becky stuck by us the entire time providing excellent advise.
I am going to provide a very important TIP in this recommendation: Here is the key to success in home buying and selling.... "Hire a professional and LISTEN!" We hired Becky (the professional) and we listened and followed her directions= Success
We found an amazing house in Morgan Hill that checked off 90% of items we wanted for under our maximum price. We sold our house in San Jose for OVER asking price. We found out this week that our prop 60 was approved.
This was a long and sometimes hard journey but we did it with Becky's help.
Becky I know we are high maintenance and we must rank as one of your pickiest clients but it all paid off and we are very happy.
Thank you for everything!" - Kim
"Becky was extremely helpful in every way. She is very knowledgable and helped me every step of the way. She did an awesome job. I would use her agin and will refer her to all of my friends and family." - Joan
"Becky is an amazing person. She is very kind and patient. She helped us through the entire process of purchasing a home for my mother. I called her many times with questions or concerns and she is very knowledgeable and always made me feel at ease through the process. I would recommend her services 100%." - Trenna
"My wife and I wanted a fresh new real estate agent to handle our listing in a resident owned mobile home community. Becky Guillett has the knowledge of all the current market challenges. There was never any doubt that we would have all our paperwork explained in full detail. Becky was always professional and it was very easy to communicate with her on a daily basis. I would recommend Becky Guillett for any Real Estate needs you may have. You will not be disappointed !
Many Thanks from my family.
Bobby and Yvonne Baert" - Robert
"Becky took my call one afternoon and was able to set up for me to visit a home in less than 10 minutes. That evening, I had a meal with some family members and called to ask Becky if we could all come over again. Within minutes I had a return call that all was set for us to come back again. Yes, for 6 of us to come and look at it. The next day I made the decision to purchase that home and within 2 hours had a contract. Returned it and in fast order (less than 4 hours) offer accepted! Then my journey took a detour with funding, but Becky was right there helping me and calming me. She has been very responsive to any and all questions and is a great resource. I look forward to Becky handling the sale of my prior home with as much ease the purchase! Highly recommend Becky!" - Linda
"To Whom it May Concern:
My husband and I sold our home (for over $1 million) and bought a new one simultaneously in July 2009 when selling was VERY slow. After this experience, I could write a book on how amazing our Realtor, Becky Guillett, was!!
First, I have a whole new respect for Realtors. It’s a hard job that I wouldn’t want, but we were so fortunate to have such a smart, professional, patient, knowledgeable person working with us. Issue after issue – she either handled it before we even knew about it, or told us exactly what to do. We developed so much confidence in her judgement and intelligence that we transformed from the head-strong, know-it-all clients to the “we’ll-do-anything-you-say” clients!
We love our new home, and absolutely wouldn’t be in it and so happy if it weren’t for Becky Guillett. No matter how much you think you know about selling or buying… she knows more. We could tell that the other Realtors and loan officers liked working with her also, because she was so organized and thorough.
You CANNOT GO WRONG using Becky to help you through this big life change. The process is hard enough, so put someone in the lead who can handle anything.
" - C.B. & G.B.
"To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter as a recommendation of the highest order for real estate agent and broker, Becky Guillett of Realty World Home Advantage. Becky was my real estate agent for the purchase of my very first home in Santa Clara. Her assistance was invaluable, and I was thoroughly impressed with her knowledge of both the geographic area, and houses in general.
As an attorney and educated professional, I do have some understanding of rules affecting real estate transactions, but lacked practical, real world experience in such matters. In this regard, Becky’s knowledge and expertise were priceless. Like most first time home buyers, I was nervous, full of questions, and easily confused. Becky was able to answer all my questions, calm my fears and walk me through the complicated maze of procedures and paperwork that accompany buying a home. Becky has a keen eye in viewing properties and a strong familiarity with house construction. She was able to spot problems in other houses I viewed, which I easily missed. Most importantly, Becky helped me achieve all of my goals to attain the house of my dreams. There was not a single item on my list that I did not obtain. I credit Becky with this commendable achievement.
What Becky brings to the table is a unique blend of professional acumen, strong client advocacy, and sympathetic warmth. She knows the business, knows houses, but most importantly knows people. Her personal insight, calm demeanor, and friendly attitude are what set her above and beyond the average agent. You cannot put a price on this kind of personal attention. I highly recommend using Becky as a real estate agent, and I intend to call on her for all my real estate needs in the future.
" - E.C.S.
"To Whom it May Concern:
We are sitting in our new home with many boxes around us and we owe so much of this to Becky Guillett. Becky was recommended to us by our mortgage broker and we are so happy she did. As first time home buyers, we knew nothing about buying a home. Becky answered so many questions, at least 2 to 4 a day, without any hesitation and with a fast response. Her knowledge of real estate was fantastic. She knew the market and the area we were looking into. Becky also knew when to put a bid in and when not to. She did so much research on our behalf. All we had to do was ask “What about this house?” and we would get all the information we needed. Becky was also a pleasure to go house hunting with. She is very friendly and has a great sense of humor, which is very needed when looking for a house in today’s market.
But the most important thing that impressed us the most, as first time home buyers, was her support through all the technical aspects of buying a home. Becky was aware of all the angles from the first to the last bid on a house. She was so aware of what we would need to do to get the house that we did get. Her experience is so apparent in her work. As we were in a daze during our escrow process, Becky handled all the contract work and made sure that everything in the final contract was in our escrow. This really made a difference for us; some things were not initially the same in escrow as they were in the final contract. It was so comforting knowing that someone was looking out for us.
We highly recommend Becky as a Realtor and do recommend her to all our family, friends, and co-workers. We would certainly call her again if we ever decided to sell and buy again.
" - M.W. & M.J.
"To Whom It Might Concern:
I have been a California Real Estate Broker since 1984 and have participated in over 200 purchases and sales of residential properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. My role in these escrows was to represent buyers and sellers in the purchases and sales of residential properties.
Although a real estate broker myself, my circumstances required that I turn the listing and sale of my home over to a local Realtor. I interviewed three local Realtors before choosing Becky Guillett.
Becky previewed the property, performed a thorough market analysis, provided and implemented suggestions to ensure the property was marketed to its fullest advantage — then sold it in one day — for a sales price higher than the property’s list price.
What impressed me the most about Becky, was her keen insight into the real estate sales process and her competent and comprehensive administration of the escrow following the property’s sale. As an experienced real estate broker, I constantly monitored Becky’s conduct in the sales process and can only say that I have never observed a more knowledgeable and capable real estate professional than Becky.
I do unconditionally recommend the services of Becky Guillett and her entire administrative team.
" - R.K.M.
Well, we’ve been in the house a week now, and it still doesn’t seem quite real. If someone told me two months ago when we started this whole process that we’d end up in an actual house, not to mention a house with charm in a neighborhood like this one, I would have been more than skeptical. But here we are. The garage is still full of boxes, but the unpacking is happening little by little, and the place is starting to become home. It feels great.
Tonight we wanted to take a little time to write you with our thanks for all your help; you contributed so much of what made this a great experience for us. We thought that you would appreciate the feedback, and perhaps want to share it with prospective clients.
As you know, we interviewed several agents when we decided to put the condo on the market and find a larger place. We wanted to find someone who could guide us through the process, get top dollar for the condo, and work whatever voodoo necessary to get us into a home that we could both afford and feel good about. It was my first experience buying a home, and it was to be the first home Paul and I would purchase together, so we were determined to find an agent we could trust and feel comfortable with. And we wanted to work directly with our agent, not with a team of office staff.
All of that went into our decision when we asked you to be our agent. Who knew we were such smart guys? Let’s see…
• You sold our condo in, what, two weeks? There were 4 other one-bedroom units in our complex that went up for sale at the same time, and when we moved out last week, ours was the only one that had sold.
• We got exactly the price we wanted.
• When we stumbled across this house on the very day it went on the market, you helped us write an offer that night. The seller accepted ours from among other higher offers, largely because our agent was “such a delight to work with.”
• When the seller asked for a 19 day close, you made it happen. We moved into our new house exactly two months from the day we selected you as our agent.
Seriously though, it was your way of doing business and treating people that got us our home. You were always professional and always down-to-earth. You gave us your full attention any time we were together, even after the sale was completed, and always responded promptly to our questions. (And there were so many questions.) You patiently educated us in practically every aspect of this entire process, set realistic expectations, and never pressured us. Moreover, you were genuinely interested in helping us achieve just what we set out to do. Paul has said that working with you was like working with family, and I agree with him.
Though I can’t quite think of anyone in my family who would have been quite as fun. Maybe someone on Paul’s side.
Thanks so much, Becky. I’m sure that some day we’ll look forward to doing this with you again, but not for a while yet. We’re planning to settle in.
" - S.B. & P.H.
We would like to thank you for the truly amazing support you provided us with in our recent home search. We’re not sure where to begin thanking you because we were completely satisfied with your service in all areas.
What we appreciated most was your drive to get things done and the professionalism with which you did it. You quickly narrowed our search down to only those properties that were a good fit for us and then you skillfully made things happen during a very competitive offer process. But all along you allowed us to move at our own pace, you gave your honest opinion of each property, and by promptly returning our calls and answering all of our questions, you managed to always keep us informed and never surprised or overwhelmed during the entire home-buying experience.
It also helped that you were able to take care of some additional things that, being first-time homeowners, we were not experienced with. Things like scheduling inspections and contractors and also walking us through the final sign-off at escrow, were things that we definitely needed you for but would not have been surprised had you chosen not to do them. You were always aware and on top of what needed to be done, and were ready to help us whenever we needed it.
We love our new home. We were surprised that you managed to find us a house that was head and shoulders above the rest, without needing to go outside our initial price range. Every morning we wake up in this house and it still feels like you found us a bargain… even considering this crazy real estate market we have here in the Bay Area.
You were originally referred to us with very high praise and you still exceeded our expectations. We will recommend you without hesitation to any prospective home buyer we meet, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
" - R.W. & T.W.
"To Whom It May Concern:
It is a pleasure to write a letter recommending Becky Guillett as a Realtor. My partner and I have recently relocated to the San Jose area from San Diego, CA, and thanks to Becky’s hard work and assistance, we have also purchased our first home.
Being first-time home buyers in what is arguably the most competitive housing market in the nation can be daunting. Working with Becky and her office staff, however, made this overwhelming endeavor seem almost effortless. Becky listened patiently and carefully to our requirements, and she was able to help us focus our search to the homes that best met our needs and budget. This called for an enormous amount of leg-work to rule out unsuitable houses, which Becky and her staff conscientiously and efficiently performed on our behalf. When we were able to come to town to look at places for ourselves, we saw only the most fitting properties. With Becky’s expert guidance, we were able to make an appropriate offer, on a wonderful house, that was promptly accepted by the sellers.
Throughout this entire process, Becky was enthusiastic, helpful, and available (no matter the time.) Her experience inspired us with trust and confidence in her and her ability to help us find the perfect property. She is also a lending broker, and she was able to arrange a loan that would work within our limited budget. She took the time to explain each step of the entire process — from property inspections to the different loan options. Becky and her staff at Realty World really made the experience of buying our first home a satisfying one. I would recommend Becky without reservation to anyone looking to buy and/or sell real estate.
" - L.F.
" To Whom It May Concern:
We had the pleasure of having Becky Guillett as our real estate agent when we sold our home. We highly recommend her and have referred our friends to her. Her knowledge, dependability, and hard work during every phase of our transaction were commendable. She was generous with her time and gave us invaluable advice. The after-hours time spent in working with us on our paperwork was way above and beyond the call of duty.
Becky presented us with options about the selling of our home and about the purchasing of our new home. She handled everything from helping us prepare for the open house to the financing of our new home. She was effective and professional when working with other potential buyers and their real estate agents. Becky has a wealth of resources and was able to refer us to workmen who did a superb job on our home.
We would choose her again as our real estate agent.
" - C.W. & K.W.
"To Whom It May Concern:
Becky Guillett helped us find and purchase our first home. She managed the entire process like a true professional and walked us through a rather daunting process without hesitation.
She was on top of the listings, a necessary task in Silicon Valley, and had us looking at homes within hours of being placed on the market. The offering process was nerve-racking, but Becky kept us up to date with what was going on, even when we were travelling outside the country.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Becky. We refer her to our friends whenever we can and fully intend to work with her should we need to purchase another home in the area.
" - M.K. & C.K.
"To Whom It May Concern:
I have had the pleasure to do business with Becky Guillett, broker/owner of Realty World Home Advantage.
At the time when I bought my house, more than the pride of home-ownership, my feeling at that time was one of amazement about how easy, and painless, Becky had made the first home-buying experience for me.
It was the beginning of the year 2000 when I decided to explore the idea of buying a house. At that time I saw my possibilities to buy a house as very remote and as needing to take a long time before I was able to save enough money for a down payment. We are talking about the time when the bidding wars for houses were in the front pages of the newspapers, in the climax of the internet boom, when some people were offering to buy the houses with cash from their stock options.
I had heard about Becky’s excellent service from 2 co-workers whom Becky had helped to buy their houses. I contacted her and it only took one appointment for Becky to change my whole perception about my possibilities to be able to buy a house, and within a few months! Becky listened attentively to what I was looking for in a house. On the same meeting, after providing her with some of my financial status, she had a loan strategy that allowed me to become a homeowner.
Becky advised me to wait a couple of months, until more houses were going to be on the market for sale, and recommended me to save enough money in the meantime, to have a reserve of cash for any minor repairs that the house was going to need. Becky found the house with all the characteristics I was looking for, and I am happy to enjoy my home now.
When I entered the house as the owner for the first time, I wondered what all the fuss was about how difficult it was to buy a house. At the same time I knew that the reason for that feeling was only because Becky works hard for her clients.
I would be glad if this letter can serve as a referral for the quality work that Becky Guillett does.
" - E.O.
I wanted to thank you for helping us buy our home. You were very professional and friendly. Whenever we came upon problems, you dealt with them and discussed thoroughly the different options we had. Your opinion and suggestions were invaluable. I also appreciated being able to quickly get a hold of you when I needed you. You listened to us and respected our concerns, you always kept us up to date. Something else I appreciated was how you made the effort to accommodate our schedule. You have become our Realtor for life.
Your services as a mortgage broker were also extremely helpful. You helped us find a great jumbo loan. No one else had given us such a great rate. You also helped us prepare our documents for the lender. When there were glitches, you found solutions. Your professionalism and calm manner helped us a lot during this stressful process. I appreciated knowing you were on top of things.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone in the market for a house or mortgage. Thank you for all your help.
" - A.M.