"BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FOR A LIFETIME!"
The Suess team have built a large following by providing quality, personalized 360 degree services to buyers & sellers in the South Bay and surrounding areas. Peter and Veronika dedicate their time and attention before, during and after your sale or purchase, regardless of your budget or timeline.
Peter and Veronika are consistent & dedicated Top Producers at Compass Real Estate and enjoy working with the full spectrum: first-time buyers, investors, families needing more space or a specific school district, new arrivals to the area, and retirees looking for the perfect downsized home. They sensitively guide clients through the sale of estates, and negotiate with banks to obtain the best results in distressed situations.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
One area in which we take great pride is in providing creative, hands-on assistance to our clients who are preparing to sell their homes. We focus our attention on low cost but high impact details so you'll realize the best possible price with a minimum of stress and expense.
As buyer's agents, we stay on top of the market so you can be the first to visit the newest entries to the MLS. We never rush you, – we want you in a home you'll love for years to come. We negotiate the best price and terms to suit your budget and personal circumstances.
For both sellers and buyers, we work with a group of specialized professionals to help with the necessary inspections, reports and documents. Most importantly, we have connections to highly professional lenders dedicated to the mortgage business and are invaluable to serve you successfully. It would be our pleasure to help you with the professional commitment and comprehensive expertise.
OUR REWARDING LIVES
Life has been wonderful to us. We started out as a couple in Switzerland.
Veronika was born to Swiss parents that lived in Los Gatos at the time. She did move with her parents and sister to Switzerland after finishing all 8 grades at St. Mary’s in Los Gatos. There she became a certified Kindergarten teacher and taught in the Swiss system and at the International Primary School in Zurich. Veronika also returned at one point to Los Gatos to live with a Swiss family and tutored their children in Swiss German. During this time she held positions as a teacher’s aide at Daves Avenue elementary school and as a pre school teacher at Hillbrook School. She also ran her own English speaking playgroup for 3 year olds in Switzerland at one point in time. Veronika very much enjoys cooking and creating new dishes for her family and friends. Gardening, flower arranging and interior decorating intrigue her.
Peter was born in Baar, Switzerland and holds a degree in business and administration. He worked 15 years with Dow Chemical starting at their European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland. Together we experienced a gratifying transfer to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was also there that our daughter, Kristiana was born. Peter held positions such as Credit and Trade Finance Manager Middle East/Africa and Treasurer of Dow’s European Pharmaceutical Subsidiary. Peter loves to ski. He also played soccer and enjoyed helping coach Kristiana’s soccer team in Pennsylvania. Peter is still a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers but takes great interest in the San Jose Sharks.
Together we owned and successfully operated our own business for 10 years, a 15 room bed and breakfast and conference center in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. During this time we also adopted our son, Andrew who joined our family as a newborn.
Life has offered us very diverse adventures which we are very pleased to have experienced. We believe that we and our family only became closer thru these opportunities of new challenges. Drawing from our diverse skills will be to your advantage in this sophisticated and ever changing marketplace.
OUR JOB SHOULD MAKE YOUR LIFE REWARDING!
We first met Peter and Veronika a few years ago when we sold a home as part of an estate. We reconnected with them recently when we wanted to sell our home and buy locally. They were truly a dream team in knowing the market and being cognizant of our needs and our financial situation. They spent hours helping us view potential properties until the right one came along. They kept us informed each step of the way. Veronika staged our home--it looked lovely! Peter negotiated with the buyers enabling us to get the best price. We appreciated his expertise in finance, especially in helping us secure a bridge loan to buy our new home. We wouldn't hesitate recommending their services to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
This couple is very helpful and responsive. I would recommend them. We bought two houses and they helped us get a good value on each of them, largely due to timing and market knowledge. Buying a home is stressful and Peter did a very good job of easing our fears and stress. On the one home he helped us get financing when my bank would not do less than 50% down due to the fact it was a second home, which would have made the purchase impossible. We are very happy with the effort put forth by these two and the homes that we purchased.
Peter and Veronika are wonderful to work with. We're so grateful to have their help with buying our first home. They guided us every step of the way and kindness, patience and generosity. They have taken care of all the little details for us and went above & beyond. No matter where Peter was if we called with a question, he got back to us right away. Both were always cheerful and has a very positive personality and very professional as well. More than relator they helped us like our friends, very easy-going. They are #1, and we would recommend them to anyone who is looking to sell or buy. Thank you Peter and Veronika, you are the best!
Peter and Veronika have now helped me to buy twice and sell once. Their professional and standards for ethics are extremely high. They listened to me, paid attention to the details, and were always responsive to my concerns. Great realtors; great team.
The time had come for us to downsize and we didn't know where to start. Thank goodness for Peter and Veronika Suess. We explained our problem and they took everything in hand. What needed to be done in the big house, painting, clearing out personal things/clutter. and leave it to them. Their staging, marketing and advertising set everything going and our darling home sold very quickly above listing price. NEXT, on the road for our new smaller home. They showed us many houses around the Bay area allowing us the benefit of their expertise and helped us buy the perfect one story home. Our dog even got in the picture as we had a small park right across from us. If you need help this partnership is worth your time.
We have worked with Peter and Veronika on several transactions. They are absolutely the best at what they do! They are responsive, thorough, honest, extremely knowledgeable about the market and will go above and beyond. I cannot say enough good things about them. We are very fortunate to have met them!
Peter and Veronika Seuss were recommended to me by a friend when I was looking for realtors to help sell my parents' home. I had been dreading the process, first because it was my parents' home for over 60 years and my childhood home, and second because of the amount of work I thought would be involved. However, it ended up being one of the easier tasks in settling my parents' estate, entirely due to their professionalism, knowledge, helpfulness, and sensitivity. From the time I made the call to them to the day of closing, things couldn't have gone more smoothly. They are an amazing team. Veronika did a wonderful job managing the work to get the house ready to show and developed beautiful marketing materials. Peter handled the financials, evaluated the offers and contracts, and gave me a clear timeline for what would happen and when. Throughout the process, they were extremely responsive and concerned that I was OK with everything that was being done. Also, they are simply VERY nice people. I highly recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to hire them again.
Excellent quality service. Wonderful husband & wife couple to work with. Cannot say enough good things. Peter made sure we understood all documents & details in the sale of our home. Veronika took extra time to assist with staging and making our home look it's very best. They negotiated the best price for us and assisted in making sure we got a good offer on our home. They were there for us every step of the way and never made us feel alone in the process. I HIGHLY recommend them!
We wish we could give Peter and Veronika more than 5 stars! My wife and I were looking to purchase our first house and we were lucky enough to be introduced to Veronika at one of our friends house warming parties who Peter and Veronika represented. Veronika presented a no pressure but a very willing type of personality and my wife and I instantly felt comfortable with talking to Veronika. Soon after, we visited with them at their office and we really got a good sense of professionalism and knowledge of the industry and local market. During the time we were looking, the market was at its craziest and we were seeing 20+ offer and lots of all cash offers that we just couldn't compete with. Even though we saw many house and put in a handful of offers, Peter and Veronika always had a way to make us feel less discouraged and always wanted to discuss game plans to get us the right place. Once we found our dream house, we asked Peter to put yet another offer in for us. That next day, we found out our offer was accepted and all the hard work with Peter and Veronika had paid off. The next 30 days while in escrow, I had tons of questions and Peter and Veronika were always available to answer them. If it wasn't for Peter and Veronika, my wife and I may have given up on finding our first home. Even after we closed on escrow, Peter and Veronika continue to stay in touch with us to check in and see how we are doing with our new house. Without a doubt, we highly recommend the services of Peter and Veronika if you are planning on buying a house or selling a house and time in the near future, give them a call and I'm sure you'll see what we saw.
As many others have already mentioned Peter and Veronika’s integrity, responsiveness and patient support as you go through the home selling/buying purchase (they are all of that!), I’ll focus on their knowledge of the market, strategies and negotiation skills. All of those skills came into play and allowed me to buy a beautiful home in a very desirable neighborhood in Los Gatos, on a limited budget. After looking for several months for a nice place to raise my 2 daughters, I found that what I could afford in Los Gatos was typically on a busy street, near the highway, next to a garage or else really funky. There were a few houses in better spots within my pre-qualification range, but they cost more than I felt I could comfortably manage as a single mom. Peter suggested we look at houses that were on the market for months (overpriced), as perhaps the sellers would be willing to look at lower offers. Following that strategy, we made an offer that was $100,000 below the asking price on a lovely house on a quiet street near downtown Los Gatos. Due to their tact in the manner of presenting that low offer (both Peter and Veronika spoke with the seller’s agent and Veronika suggested I write a letter to the sellers) – we were able to come to an agreement at $83,000 below the asking price! The sellers also agreed to pay for $30,000 of dry rot/termite damage even though they had requested an “as is” sale. All the work was completed in the 30 days before we moved in. I don’t know how they did it, but I am very thankful to Peter and Veronika. Since that time, my girls and I have really enjoyed our home – walking to restaurants, shopping or school, socializing with our friendly and active neighbors. I have a house I can afford to keep, and its value has gone up over $600,000 in the past seven years, in spite of the long dip in the market in the first few years after the purchase. I highly recommend the Suess team for any real estate transaction!
I met the Suess briefly at the Los Gatos tree lighting. When lookIng to buy a house was nervous about contacting anyone. I was afraid of high pressure and getting into something I couldn't afford. My sister said I should talk to them so I made an appointment. They assured me that they would not pressure me into anything that I should take my time. First they asked me what my dream home was, it was out of my price range. They then showed me pictures of things in my price range and sent me daily emails with listings in that range. I think I received those emails for about 8 months. I saw a lot of house that I liked but most didn't have the one thing I would not budge on and that was a fireplace. I did find a wonderful home and I have been here almost a year. IF YOU ONLY READ THIS. THE SUESS'S ARE THE BEST. NO PRESSURE SALES, HONEST, HARD WORKING, WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING SO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON. THEY DONT DISAPPEAR AFTER THE SALE IF YOU NEED ADVICE ABOUT CONTRACTORS PAINTING ETC THEY ARE THERE TO HELP
There are very few professionals in any field who are as trust worthy, hard working and honest as Veronika & Peter. From the day we met them for the first time and until the deal got closed, they guided us in every possible way. They were always happily available to show as many properties and as many times as we liked. Being first time home buyers, we never felt alone in their company. It is not difficult to buy a home but what is difficult is to buy the right home at the right location and at the right price. What is even more important is to make sure that you absolutely love the home you are buying. Veronika & Peter are those kind of rare types who will go beyond in putting integrity first over anything and making sure that you are doing the right thing. We are very grateful to them for being our realtors and being part of our journey of owing our first house.
We were very lucky to get Peter and Veronika as our realtors. We bought our first home through them, at a time when we weren't familiar with the South Bay area. They are both deeply knowledgeable ab out the neighborhoods in San Jose, and took us on several weekend trips to tour condos and homes, before we found something we liked. Both of them were very helpful in pointing out useful tidbits about the homes we toured - things that we wouldn't have noticed on our own. When we started the purchase process, they walked us through every step, communicating with our mortgage lender, and making sure that we could close on time. They explained to us in detail about all the forms that we had to sign and answered every question we had. If they could not answer, they always got back to us through email or phone - this is one of their best qualities. They are so accessible, either through phone or email, and ready to help in whatever way possible. Added to that, they also put us in touch with reliable service providers that we needed for our new home - fumigators, cleaners, etc. Their experience and their professionalism is very impressive. We hope to have them as our realtors for any of our future real estate needs.
I reached out to Peter and Veronika because I saw my co worker had the pleasure of working with them. I was so nervous about the whole experience and was concerned that I would be pressured or have a negative experience. We met with Peter and Veronika and then were connected to Brad who advised us on our loan information. We improved our credit and we qualified for a loan! On the day that we looked at houses, Peter and Veronika picked us up all 4 of us in their car. They provided snacks, drinks, and set up a movie for our littlest to watch. They made sure we were comfortable. They showed us 6 houses and we enjoyed lunch together. Out of the 6 we selected one! The next day we started the paperwork! The house closed in the beginning of May. Peter and Veronika have been there through the whole process, responding to text messages and phone calls and e mails. I was impressed at how prompt they were to responding to us! They helped us find a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom gem in Hollister. Both were insightful and observant of our needs. They are both true to their words, they follow through with what they say and they truly create lifetime relationships. We highly recommend them to anyone! We will definitely use them again if we need too!
My wife and I were first time home buyers without any idea of where to begin. Veronika and Peter Suess met with us, and walked us through the home buying process in a friendly and thorough way. Peter and Veronika took the time to help us figure out what we were looking for in a home, in a neighborhood, and tailored their search to meet our preferences. Veronika and Peter treated us like their most important clients. They responded quickly to our emails and helped us view and compare homes at our convenience, including on the weekends. When we found our dream home, the seller wanted a fast close. Peter and Veronika worked tirelessly to guide us through the escrow process and helped us close within the deadline. I highly recommend Veronika and Peter Suess!
Peter and Veronika helped my fiancee and I find the perfect starter home in San Jose, CA. We were uncertain of making the jump from renting to buying and the Suess' were incredibly knowledgable and helpful throughout the entire process. Our home has been everything we wanted and could not have picked better agents to help us.
We started off as anxious first time buyers initially. After our first meeting, we were confident that we were in good hands. Their experience and courteous attitude towards their clients makes it a wonderful experience to work with them. The entire process of buying a home, starting with open houses till the close of escrow became seamless for us due to Peter's experience and Veronika's attention to tiny details. They gave us the space to explore and make our own decisions, and were quick when the situation needed us to be. Being meticulous, calm, affable and giving importance to client's interests makes sure that they are at the top of their game. We could not have asked for better realtors as newbies. We would definitely recommend them to anyone. It makes the process much easier when you work with people that also care about your next home.
Buying your first home is terrifying. I am so grateful my friends introduced me to the realtor team that helped them buy their 1st & 2nd home. When I found out they used Veronika & Peter Suess to purchase both their homes and I thought, wow, they must have really made an impression! And that they did! To me, before we bought our home, I didn't think there was a big deal in what realtor we used. After meeting Veronika & Peter for the first time, I now know that having the PERFECT realtor can make or break it for you. They were professional, warm and inviting at our first meeting. We met on a Thursday evening and they were able to schedule us 6 homes to look at for Saturday morning! They were so personable and helpful with each home visit. They even took my husband and I out to lunch afterwards! After finding our dream home that day, they walked us through EVERY STEP of buying this home (and there are many). We purchased our home at the end of June and I have still called to ask silly questions. Not only have they become our friends, we truly feel that they have become our family! You can't go wrong with the Suess team!
Peter & Veronika are the only realtors I will recommend. They sought & created a meaningful relationship with me learning about my family and bending over backwards to help us as if we were family. They create a personal search tailored to my needs that sends a variety of prefect options to choose from daily. They are the example of professionalism doing research into each property, obtaining detailed information from the sellers early on and drafting thorough paperwork that catches every legal and ethical need. They also provide a step by step timeline leading me easily through the escrow process. They give time to be at every inspection and take calls anytime we need. They check in to remind me of each step I need along the different stages of searching and purchasing. They have built a network of competitive, responsible and reliable experts & craftsmen in the business. I trust them to care for my family members house sale & search. I will stay in close contact with them for future home buying/selling needs and advice. They helped me realise owning my dream home in my dream neighbor meeting every desire on my list. Thank you Peter & Veronika