"We started our search with Chris in June 2020. We had a pretty wide search area and a bit of a fluctuating budget, and Chris did an awesome job working through scenarios with us. In the end, we had narrowed our search in August and was able to secure a showing at a house that came onto the market the day before. We loved it, and luckily we were in a good position to make an offer thanks to Chris’ guidance on getting pre-approved. He took point on negotiations, and helped us secure our dream house. We honestly felt like we were in capable hands and he made it easy for us to trust him with in the highest stakes decision of our lives thus far. Could not recommend more, especially for first time homebuyers in the East Bay." - Mike
"If you are looking for the most dedicated, knowledgeable, and helpful agent to guide you through your home buying (or selling) journey, look no further (especially if you’re targeting Hiller Highlands and nearby Oakland neighborhoods). Chris’ skillset runs the full gamut from the first step (i.e, helping identify your wants/needs) to the last (i.e., closing the deal). We were fortunate enough to run into Chris at one of our early open houses and were immediately impressed by his deep knowledge of the local market. An East Bay native himself (along with his father who is also an established local agent), Chris not only has a wealth of information about different Oakland and Berkeley neighborhoods (including seismic/fire risk, soil condition, sales history, etc.) but also knows many individual properties/property owners. Due to this intimate knowledge of the local market (and relationship with property owners), Chris was able to show us multiple properties before they came on the market, as well as walk us through several that were not yet ready for public showing. While Chris is generally knowledgeable about East Bay, his depth of information shines most in Oakland, especially in Piedmont Ave., Hiller Highlands, and nearby neighborhoods. Chris was also extremely helpful in connecting us with his expansive network of other trusted professionals who were equally trustworthy and helpful (engineering, construction, mortgage, etc.). On multiple occasions these connections saved us from missing tight deadlines. Finally, thanks to Chris’ offering and negotiation skills we were able to put the winning bid on a Hiller Highland home after an almost nine-month search. Our final bid was considerably below market value which is a testament to Chris’ effective advice and assistance."
"My wife and I moved across the country to the Bay Area from KY and Chris made the process super smooth. He is always available to talk to and really listens to what you are you looking for. He is an expert on the area and made us feel like family. I highly recommend him for anyone!"
"Chris is the BEST! Absolutely no words can describe how easy he made it for my husband and I as we relocated from Kentucky to the Bay Area. He took care of us through the whole process and we wouldn't recommend anyone else. Seriously, the BEST."