Brenda Duchesne-Miller

Brenda Duchesne-Miller

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★★★★★
"Brenda Miller just helped us sell the house we have owned in Los Altos for the last 20 years. Brenda Miller is without doubt the best in her business. She is honest, direct and to the point. She has a firm understanding of the market and how to maximize a seller’s home value. She had a great eye for preparing our house for market, lining up a handyman for necessary repairs, landscaper to improve the appearance of the outside, and a the stager whom she skillfully guided. She helped us achieve top dollar through closely managing the sale once it went on market. We felt that we were in excellent hands through the whole process. This is the second time Brenda has sold a house for our family. We highly recommend her."- Effy W., Seller

★★★★★
"Brenda Miller is one of the absolute best Realtors in the business. She approaches the sale of your home like the business transaction that it is while also understanding the emotional investment that exists for you too. She is the perfect example of why you need a Realtor and why you need to use the best. You will have the least stressful experience and make the most money if you follow her guidance as the real estate wealth advisor that she is. In our case, we let her lead and followed all of her advice, which included spending about 1% of the listing price on improvements to increase the value of the home and decrease the time to sell. In the end, we sold approximately 17% over asking for an almost record price per square foot and in a total of 6 days (less than 3.5 weeks including the time to do improvements). When you decide to hire Brenda, be ready to sell because she gets the job done fast so you can move on to your next home with ease. I can't recommend her enough."- Lesley S., Seller

★★★★★
"Brenda was one of the most experienced, knowledgable and savvy realtors I've ever worked with. She truly cares about her clients and will fight for them! In this crazy Silicon Valley housing market Brenda knows how to navigate the ins and outs of how to make an offer on your dream home and actually get it accepted! She's worked in this area for decades and knows EVERYONE....and in this area relationships matter! She treated my family like her own..and I know she truly loves her job and is dedicated to helping her clients find their dream home! I would highly recommend her to anyone!"- Hana K., Buyer

★★★★★
"Brenda was our amazing realtor! As first time home buyers, we really had no idea where to start. Brenda gave us all the details we needed. She was fast, responsive, and worked with us to figure out exactly wha we wanted. Brenda truly cared about finding what was perfect for us and had our best interests top of mind. Once we found the perfect place, she worked hard to make sure our offer was accepted. I recommend Brenda to all of my friends and family. She really is amazing!"- Kathryn Skeeters, Buyer

★★★★★
"Brenda deftly navigated through crazy uncharted waters with the unexpected shutdown due to Covid. Brenda always stays current, is very responsive, extremely knowledgeable, gets things done immediately and is very dedicated to her clients. Dedicated to the point of going up and down many stairs of the house with a broken foot! She went beyond the call of duty and found the perfect buyer for our family home of over 80 years. Brenda is truly AMAZING!"- Jill Carter, Seller

★★★★★
"Brenda is simply the best of the best! From the most complex to the “usual” real estate deal she is incredible! Brenda is deeply connected, professional, smart, and most of all such a pleasure to work with! I also knew she was by my side during every piece on the transaction - no question was silly and no request was out of her realm! It’s no wonder why she’s repeatedly in the top bracket of all agents! I can’t recommend her enough! And ... best of all the relationship doesn’t end once the deal is done ... she’s become a lifelong friend!"- Dana B.

★★★★★
"Brenda was absolutely amazing! She REALLY knows the business and was instrumental in securing our parents' financial future. She did a fantastic job staging our home in a way that was warm and inviting and created a scene where one could envision raising one's family which definitely increased the property value. The house had been owned by our parents for almost 50 years and she showed great sensitivity to that. She was always there when we needed her and stayed in constant contact with us. She moved things along really fast too. I cannot say enough good things about her. She definitely goes above and beyond in every aspect of what she does. It is obvious she cares about all of her clients. Thank you Brenda!"- Lisa, Seller, Campbell

★★★★★
"I've known Brenda for many years but it was not just this relationship that brought me to her when it came time to put my house on the market. Her presentation was not only professional but exuded credibility... Brenda was invaluable during a full remodel which I was managing from 700 miles away and her advice on changes were spot-on... Her service people were fantastic and very reasonably priced. Overall, I could not have been happier working with Brenda and quite honestly I'm a little sad that it is over. She did however negotiate the highest bid on my home that was well over , something I seriously doubt others would have been able to pull off."- Jeff, Seller, Cupertino

★★★★★
"Brenda worked her magic preparing, staging, marketing and selling two houses for me. She is so attentive and never hesitates to go that extra mile to look out for the best interest of her client. The houses were quickly put on the market in effort to capitalize on the frenzy and within days she had multiple offers above the . Both houses closed without a hitch. Brenda is truly a professional, many thanks!"- Judy, Seller

★★★★★
"Brenda is a great realtor and a superb negotiator. She has represented me both as a buyer and as a seller and has attained fabulous results both times. She also knows what needs to be transformed in a house in order to get the best price for her. You can rely on her 120%."- Nirit, Buyer & Seller, Monte Sereno

★★★★★
"...2018- Another awesome experience with Brenda Miller as our realtor. Brenda truly has your best interest at heart in the sale of your home. Brenda is very considerate of your emotions in making the decision to sell and disruption from the necessities of the process. Brenda staged our home beautifully- many positive comments from potential buyers about how well it showed. The ultimate sales price was beyond our expectations. We highly recommend Brenda for both the selling and buying process! 2015- We are extremely pleased with how Brenda led the sale and purchase of our new home; both homes were in the San Jose. We were nervous about having our new home under contract, no contingencies, before we sold our home in Willow Glen. For Brenda, no problem, she is amazing at staging, incredible energy, and fun to work with. Our home was prepared for sale and sold within 10 days, above list, truly awesome. When it came to buying our new home, Brenda was fearless, folks if they wanted to sell, and patient, when we considered properties needing just too much work. When we found our dream home, Brenda worked every angle and connection to close a deal that made sense for us. We truly appreciate all her extra efforts..."- Mike & Barbara, Buyer & Seller, Willow Glen

★★★★★
"Brenda was absolutely invaluable when we were looking to purchase our first home. As our agent, she helped us find the perfect home and helped us to prepare the most attractive offer for the seller. As first-time home buyers, we were very new to the process and the stresses of a home purchase, but Brenda was there with us every step of the way to ensure that we understood the processes, paperwork, and helped us manage the emotional rollercoaster of Silicon Valley real estate. We love our new home and can’t thank Brenda enough for helping us! Her connections in the area, keen understanding of crafting an offer, and great eye for a home that will increase in value made her the perfect agent for us!"- Kayla, Buyer, Saratoga

★★★★★
"Brenda Miller is an exceptional realtor and person! My experience with Brenda from selling our home to buying the right condo was excellent... During that initial discussion Brenda explained the process and learned about who we are and what we wanted from the sale as well as for the future. From that initial discussion we all went to work. Brenda was patient, understanding, helpful, confident, knowledgeable and supportive. Brenda showed us what to do to prepare our home for market and then she did the staging herself using as much of our belongings as possible. She presented the house in a perfect light. She took what had been a very well loved home and organized it into a beautiful and welcoming house. She knew who to call for every need and I found everyone that came to work in the house to be professional and thorough. Brenda organized the Open House and accepted offers, making recommendations to us but always wanting to follow our desires. Brenda answered our questions consistently, gave us our options and allowed us time to make decisions without pushing us. We sold our house after accepting a great offer. At this point we weren't really ready to buy so we moved to an apartment and put our house hunting on hold. One day there was an advertisement for a condo that looked attractive so I called Brenda and she arranged a visit. It wasn't just right, but Brenda knew we were ready to buy. In this market with multiple offers, many offers way over the price, it is uncertain and overwhelming to go looking and then decide what to offer. Brenda again gave us advice and recommendations, but always waited for us to make that final decision.And then one day I received a call from Brenda saying she had our perfect house. We made an appointment, visited the house and knew it was the perfect place for us. As Brenda said, she remembered what we had initially said we wanted and she had found it for us. And she was right! So we made an offer, it was accepted and Brenda stayed with us through every step of the process. She directed us to the people we needed to execute the sale and in every case we worked with outstanding folks. "- Grace, Seller, San Jose

★★★★★
"Our experience with Brenda was absolutely AMAZING!! She definitely went above and beyond with helping us purchase our very first home. Her knowledge and expertise in the industry is unbelievable. Brenda moves quick and gets things done! She has been so incredibly helpful from start to finish. She truly has made the experience so great and less stressful. Not only is Brenda the best at what she does, she is also the sweetest person! She is seriously the best. I highly recommend Brenda for anyone who is looking to buy a home!"- Courtney, Buyer, San Jose

★★★★★
"Brenda is an agent that knows how to get things done! Some people see obstacles and don't know how to get around them. Brenda anticipates obstacles before they become problems and she moves them right out of the way. She moves quick and she moves efficiently, and I had full faith throughout the process that she was always working very hard on our behalf. We worked with Brenda first to purchase a new home and then to sell our old home. She stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process both times. When we were overwhelmed with moving in to our new home, she took care of everything to get our old home ready for sale - bringing in painters, carpet people, landscape people, staging materials, etc. She did it all! Plus, Brenda's experience means she has tremendous contacts in the industry, and they are all ready and willing to work with her at moment's notice. I overheard several of the people who came out to do our home inspection talking about how much they enjoyed working with her. That speaks volumes to me about the kind of agent Brenda is."- Frank, Buyer & Seller, San Jose

★★★★★
"Honest, swift and extremely knowledgeable! We completely trusted her and let her do what she does best! Having complete trust in your realtor is a must to work together for the best possible outcomes. She went above and beyond to ensure we hit the market at a perfect time and strategically set up open houses. Multiple offers in just 6 short days was mind blowing! We can't thank her enough for helping us through the sale of our home."- Seller, Saratoga

★★★★★
"Brenda did a wonderful job helping me sell my home in Saratoga. She clearly knew the area, down to the specific rules, fees, and amenities in my HOA. She took care of all of the work to make repairs, stage the home, take photos, etc. while still including me in the important decisions. When we had offers, she made good recommendations on how long to wait for more offers, whether to counter-offer, etc. I have no regrets about working with Brenda."- Seller, Mountain View

★★★★★
"I've worked with Brenda to buy three separate homes in the Bay Area and each experience has been phenomenal. Brenda knows the market extremely well and has advised me to make the correct offer each time with minimal stress. I have only ever put in three offers, and have won each one, which in a market as competitive as Bay Area, is unbelievable. I never once felt that I was making an offer that was against my best interest, and thanks to her negotiating skills, I have been able to see significant returns on my home values almost immediately. Brenda takes extreme care to make sure her clients are aware of every step of the process and how it affects them, as well as to make sure they are happy with all aspects of the deal. I've recommended Brenda to my family and friends, and would continue to do so."- Buyer, Willow Glen

★★★★★
"Brenda is an agent that knows how to get things done! Some people see obstacles and don’t know how to get around them. Brenda anticipates obstacles before they become problems and she moves them right out of the way. She moves quick and she moves efficiently, and I had full faith throughout the process that she was always working very hard on our behalf. We worked with Brenda first to purchase a new home and then to sell our old home. She stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process both times. When we were overwhelmed with moving in to our new home, she took care of everything to get our old home ready for sale – bringing in painters, carpet people, landscape people, staging materials, etc. She did it all! Plus, Brenda’s experience means she has tremendous contacts in the industry, and they are all ready and willing to work with her at moment’s notice. I overheard several of the people who came out to do our home inspection talking about how much they enjoyed working with her. That speaks volumes to me about the kind of agent Brenda is."- Buyer & Seller, Willow Glen



About Brenda
As a top producing real estate agent since 1980 and well over a billion dollars in sales – having weathered the ups and downs of our local real estate market – Brenda brings a perspective to her clients that only few can provide. Beyond her high level of experience, she is known for her service, which achieves consistent results above and beyond client expectations. Her enthusiasm, proven marketing and negotiating skills have earned her respect throughout the real estate industry, but most important, Brenda’s success is driven by her ability to transform a client’s dreams into a rewarding reality.

Brenda has lived in the bay area since 1969 and Saratoga since 1977 – enabling her to provide a point of view and history about individual neighborhoods that can only come from a long history of living and working in this premiere area. She represents buyers and sellers at all levels – whether a first-time buyer or the seller of one of the area’s largest estates – specializing in Saratoga, Los Gatos and neighboring communities.

Having herself attended school in the area as well as having raised her own children here, both in private and public schools, provides Brenda with another insight that often affects a real estate decision. This local knowledge of the schools, as well as community amenities plus a life-long network of personal and professional connections in the area, all contribute to the success that Brenda’s clients have achieved with their real estate transactions.

Brenda Duchesne-Miller’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Contingent
20731 St Charles Street

Saratoga, CA 95070

$2,598,000
4 BD
3 BA
2,072 SF