Serafino Bianchi is a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He has been making Contra Costa County his home since 1973 and currently lives in Danville with his wife, Patricia Bianchi.
Serafino is the past founder and broker of Equimax Real Estate Services, specializing in foreclosures and business startups. He served as the National Acquisition Director for Investorplus.com, a Canadian real estate investment company specializing in condominium conversions.
He has been a member of the City of Clayton Planning Commission and City Council. Serafino is also the past founder & CEO of Educare Management Corporation along with the Bianchi Schools.
Serafino received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois in Civil/Structural Engineering. He was once a licensed civil engineer and is currently a licensed real estate broker.
As a native Italian, Serafino is fluent in the language and available to help with any real estate needs.
His unique background offers unparalleled professional services to his clients.
Being a precise and meticulous person myself, and believing in getting things done correctly the first time, and pride myself all my life for it. Working with you, I truly met a champion!
Given the special circumstances of being half a world away from California, with great time difference, and other unforeseen situations arising during the process, no one could have performed more to the complete satisfaction to a client than you have. From assisting to prepare my Livermore Townhouse and garden to make it professionally presentable, helping with chores that ordinarily should be the sellers job, to terminate utility services in my stead at the time of closing, you always remained on top of all situations, and always kept me well informed and advised.
In between, from day one, correct assessment of the current market, setting an acceptable sell price, analyzing and recommending the best buyer candidate, to overcoming unforeseen special circumstance to properly protect your clients, plus your selection of an equally correct and precise Title company-The Fidelity Title Co. is true professionalism at work.
You were always prompt and precise and ready to go out of your way to to help where you could, regardless of day or night. Today, with the smooth and satisfactory closing and completion of this transaction, I would like to take this opportunity not only to say a heart-felt thank you for performance truly beyond expectation;
But I also SALUTE YOU!
I have known Serafino for about 4 years as a broker and now as a friend. He is by far the most professional, smartest, hardest working, and creative real estate expert I have ever worked with in my role as a real estate investor. His tireless and clever solutions to sell my property in very difficult times led to a reasonable sales contract that is expected to close soon. My hats off to him and I would recommend him for all who are seeking an excellent and reliable real estate agent. They will be well served and will enjoy the working relationship with Serafino and his team.
If your ears are ringing a lot - don't bother going to the doctor because I am the one causing it! Vic and I are in the processing of buying our 2nd rental property in North Carolina and are dealing with a lot of BAD realtors. We are actually able to get cash positive deals there and the area is growing like mad so we are struggling through it.
The experience we had buying a home with you has been invaluable but also caused much anguish. Invaluable in the sense that I learned so much from you. Things like not wasting time when you see a good thing and making an offer that is enticing to the seller. The best way for me to describe the anguish part is to equate the home buying experience to air travel. Flying first class is great- it makes the trip stress free and enjoyable. The problem arises when you have no choice but to go back to economy class, knowing full well how good the trip could/should be but having to be miserable instead. Serafino- you are our first class and working with anyone else can never compare with the service you provide! We have dealt with realtors that not only let important details "slip" by but do not have the skill and finesse you have to make sure we get a good deal. We always knew with one hundred percent certainty that you had our best interests at heart and now that we are amongst others- we REALLY miss working with you. We often joke about getting little yellow plastic bracelets with "WWSD" imprinted on them because we are often asking ourselves "What Would Serafino Do?" when we get in a real estate dilemma.
We always have talked about how great it was working with you, but it is even more evident now that we are dealing with other "professionals".
We are loving our home in Blackhawk and wish the market would allow us to buy more homes in the area. When we do you KNOW we will be calling out for you! For now, we are planning to take 6 months off to travel the world starting this July. We have been planning this for years and it is finally working out- can't believe it!
Serafino was one of the most knowledgeable real estate agents I have dealt with. He really took the time out to make sure I got the house I wanted, and the work he did to get me the price I wanted went above and beyond. I have to give two big thumbs up to Serafino and his team for working so hard for me... THANK YOU!!!
Serafino is wonderful, caring, and expert in what he does. He really goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with such a large purchase. I bought my townhouse 12 years ago and I am still incredibly happy there. He checks in every once in a while to see if there's anything you need, but doesn't badger you with lots of advertisements to sell or buy something else.
He always sends a holiday card and I truly believe he remembers all his clients. He really gives excellent service.
Serafino owned the listing from start to finish and drove it to close even under very difficult circumstances. We had our home listed with for almost 5 months with another agent and with very limited traction despite significant price reductions along the way. In the end we had to pack up and relocate at which time we listed with Serafino and essentially left everything in his hands as we were 3000 miles away. He practically refused to even discuss further price reductions as he was 100% confident about the pricing and he immediately brought a fresh and innovative approach to the marketing, coupled with a relentless energy in terms of showings and follow up with buyer agents. He was always one step ahead with almost daily unprompted updates and never brought up an issue without also having a suggested solution and approach. In our absence he also looked after the house maintenance and tirelessly followed up with pool service, landscaper etc if there were any issues - he even bought and installed additional CO2 monitors out of his own pocket. Buyer traffic and interest spiked almost immediately and was sustained throughout the listing period. In the end we had a potential buyer who was also looking at another property and who decided in favor of our competition. However Serafino was not going to let them go without a fight and worked with us to put a competitive offer forward that he then convinced buyers and buyers agent to change their minds. He even enlisted our Chinese neighbor to call buyer who themselves were relocating from China. Thru the close process he provided strong guidance and in every step of the way acted as our agent and with our best interest front and center. Sounds too good to be true? Try him and I will be surprised if you are not next in line for writing a raving review.
~MR. & MRS. HELT
We were very happy to have Serafino represent us as we looked for, and eventually bought our ideal house. His local knowledge and ability to listen to what we wanted helped him understand our needs. His responsiveness and negotiation skills helped to get the deal done.
We had a totally chance meeting with Serafino by stopping into an open house in our condo building. We had been waffling about selling our condo and moving into a single family home - and once we talked to Serafino, we gave it a shot. We listed the condo (which happened to be the exact same model as the open house we stopped into) and he sold ours for asking price in 3 weeks. This was in 2012 just before the housing market turned hot, so to get asking price and have it sold in 3 weeks was great. Him and his wife created a gorgeous website for our condo, had professional pictures taken, and staged it beautifully. We then moved on to finding a single family home with Serafino's help - and he was a major factor in us getting a brand new home from a builder with some concessions thrown in. He did the hard work of negotiating for us. He is incredibly responsive, very knowledgeable, and more than happy to do everything necessary to get a sale or purchase done. We will be working with him again in the future, no doubt!
Serafino did a great job with us over an extended search of over six months during which we looked at many properties but weren't able to come up with something. Serafino was very patient with us and finally we found a house in which we've been living for the past ten years. He was very knowledgeable about the market and educated us well on property values and investments. Although we spent more than we originally planned, we were confident that we got a great value, due in large part to Serafino's conscientious approach, extensive research and negotiation skill. He and his wife Pat have become great friends of ours.
I am a divorce attorney, and I first referred a divorce client to Serafino in the hopes of salvaging some equity from the home where the other side had a larger ownership interest. His foresight and approach to selling the house included selected improvements to maximize their return on investment. When all was said and done, Serafino turned my clients expected $10,000 interest into a $85,000 profit.
I have and continue to recommend Serafino to other divorce clients looking to intelligently maximize their sales profits without wasting money on sales profits.
Serafino has also helped me with my own personal sale and purchase of property, and his assistance was enormously helpful.
Serafino made our buying experience a joy. He was wonderful to work with and always was there to answer any questions or address any concerns. Thoroughly enjoyed working with him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Serafino to friends or family. He is a true professional in every way!