I’d been looking at homes for a few months in a market that was getting increasingly competitive with a dozen offers becoming commonplace. My previous realtor was not so helpful, so when I saw a place I liked and was referred to Debbie, I called her right away. That was the Saturday of a 3-day weekend. By Monday, Debbie had helped me review all the disclosures, reports, HOA documentation (hundreds of pages which she read thru herself as well) and write-up a competitive but not obscene offer. By Wed, my offer was accepted even though it wasn’t the highest priced offer. She never pressured me to go higher, though the Sellers countered with a much higher offer and though she knew that I was prepared to spend more if I was so motivated. She wanted to make sure I was comfortable. Once my offer was accepted, she continued to work with my lender and the title company to ensure that everything stayed on-track to meet a tight close schedule of just 3 weeks. On top of that, she took the time to meet with contractors (for upgrades I am planning) on my behalf, so I wouldn’t have to take time off from work. I consider myself a very detailed and thorough person, and I was impressed with Debbie’s attention to detail and follow-thru. She stayed on top of every detail, responded to every query quickly, and kept me informed every step of the way. I'd recommend her for anyone who wants a highly communicative and on-the-ball agent.
Marie, San Jose
Debbie Sanders was our listing agent and did a great job assisting us in the sale my mother's home. She worked diligently to help us get the house ready in a timely fashion. She helped organize the removal of personal items and orchestrated all the work to prepare the house for the market. We believe without her knowledge of the market and the advice she gave concerning what the house needed, we would not have had such a fast sale nor the price she was able to negotiate. We had multiple offers and sold for over asking.
I highly recommend Debbie Sanders as a real estate agent. I have used Debbie Sanders twice now, one to sell a condo I owned year’s back and this last time to sell and buy.
The first time I used her, was in the selling of a two-bedroom condo in Campbell. At that time, there were two other condos for sale in the same community. Each had a better location and had been on the market for a few weeks before I made the decision to sell. I had my doubts, considering there were two other better-situated condos on the market.
Debbie had her work cut out for her. Her answer was to streamline the selling process-she arranged all inspections, repairs and staging before we even my condo listed. Debbie did an amazing job staging. After she was done, my condo looked so nice I almost decided not to sell and stay. We had a solid offer only days after the first (and only) open house-the condo ended up selling for above the asking price. The other better-located condos were still on the market after mine sold!
Fast forward many years, we-I was now married- decided to sell my grandparent’s old home that we had inherited. My wife and I wanted to move into something a little bigger for our two boys to grow up in. Although, we had done some upgrades, there was still much that needed to be done before we could sell. Debbie’s experience and eye for staging once more played a key role in the process. She found areas that would impede the selling of our house and efficiently arranged for their fixing. She found ways to maximize our limited selling budget and beautifully staged and marketed our home. We basically had taken an old house and in two weeks had it market ready. The first (and again only) open house occurred while we were on vacation and when we returned we had multiple offers to look at! Our house sold for over the asking price, above the average for similar homes and in only six days, pretty amazing!
Debbie was also our buyer’s agent for our new home. She effectively managed the selling and buying process-worked through all the contingencies, etc. We had run into some issues while working with the developer’s lender. The developer’s mortgage officer was either incompetent or lazy and rude or maybe both; short story, we had to change our mortgage provider at the last minute-pretty stressful to say the least, especially after we had accepted an offer for our existing house. Debbie ultimately referred us to a mortgage officer who expedited our loan application and got us funded in time for the close of escrow on our new home.
Tonight, my wife and I sit in our dream home, contemplating furniture arraignments while the boys are running around enjoying all the extra space. I just want to say----Thank you Debbie! We plan on being in this house until our boys move out someday, and if you’re still working as an agent then, we will be contacting you again! And if anybody needs an agent, I would definitely recommend Debbie!
Miguel & Christina, Morgan Hill
"Debbie recently handled the listing for our home in Mountain View. I had met her briefly once before, but felt instantly at ease. She has a warm, engaging personality and I knew right away I could trust her.
She shows an incredible attention to detail and gave invaluable advice about how to prepare our home for its sale. Debbie has an incredible work ethic--I was often surprised by all the extra effort she gave, everything from meeting with all the inspectors and contractors to picking out plants for our yard. She never hesitated to run an errand or make a phone call if it helped me in any way.
After we got into contract, she was even more impressive. The way she handled the mountains of paperwork and communicated with the buyers and their agent was amazing. I believe she got us the best possible price for our house. Selling a home can be an overwhelming process, but Debbie made it a very enjoyable experience. I recommend her highly. "
Debby, Mountain View
Debbie did a terrific job with our trust deed sale! I live out of state but Debbie kept us informed on all the details. She took care of everything in a smooth and timely manner.
Lee & Joyce, Powell Butte OR
"We were extremely happy with Debbie's resourcefulness. She helped us in selling and buying of our properties. She was involved at every step and paid great attention to detail. We highly recommend her services."
Ram & Priya, Los Altos
Debbie Sanders has done an amazing job as our Agent in selling our home. Debbie is very professional, knowledgeable, very responsive, and very helpful. She kept us informed every step of the way, keeping on top of all of the little details – ensuring that selling our home process went as smoothly as possible. She provided a level of professional service beyond our expectations. We have only the highest praise and recommendation for Debbie.
Brian & Margie Hunter, Campbell
My husband and I are so glad that we selected Debbie Sanders as our real estate agent. As with many couples purchasing their first home together, we were overwhelmed with the details and the decisions to be made. From day one, Debbie was there to support and guide us. She spent time getting to know us, and what we wanted in a home and she always listened to our feedback. Debbie was responsive over e-mail as well as phone and she was open to meeting with us at times that worked very well for our busy schedule. What we liked most of all is Debbie's willingness to allow us to drive the search and yet at the same time she provided her honest, open advice and expertise. We always had complete trust in Debbie that she would not steer us wrong, and she never did. We would highly recommend Debbie Sanders as a real estate agent to anyone in search of a new home. Debbie will quickly become your trusted adviser in the search for your perfect home!
Andrew & Kelly, San Jose
We chose Debbie as our realtor based on her professionalism and sense of customer service, and she didn’t let us down. She carefully reviewed the comparable listings and the market potential of our house. She scheduled all inspections and met with the inspectors so we didn’t have to leave work. She met us at times and places that were convenient for us, and she worked closely with the escrow company. Also, we had a renter involved who reported that Debbie was easy to deal with and always accommodating to his schedule. Our house sold in a week with a price higher than listed and with multiple offers. We will definitely recommend Debbie to our family and friends.
Dave & Sylvia, San Jose
I have to say I was very lucky to have had Debbie as my selling agent. She is the best! My house got sold so quickly, in 28 days, versus average days on the market for condo in Los Altos currently takes more than 90 days. The whole process I worked with her was very smooth and pleasant! She is very professional, not only with great knowledge of the overall real estate market, also she is super good about planning things ahead, very proactive. She has a great personality, best communication, always so easy to talk with and available when I had any questions. Her expertise, energy and enthusiasm made her outstanding and excellent! I would definitely recommend her to all my friends, co-workers who might need help in real estate.
Grace & Kevin, Los Altos
We had the pleasure of working with Debbie Sanders on the purchase of our new home and the selling of our previous one. We were very pleased with the high quality of service Debbie provided us. She was consistent, very communicative, and paid close attention to the important details necessary for both transactions.
In the case of our home purchase, due to her experience, our offer was chosen over another. When we went to sell our old home, our trust in her experience was well rewarded with multiple offers. She was able to help us sort through them and choose the best offer. Everything ran smoothly as a result of that. We were very impressed with her professional manner and experience and would highly recommend her to anyone!
Aldo R. Araújo & Jennifer L.White, San Jose
We really enjoyed working with Debbie. She is highly knowledgeable of the real estate market. She truly cared about finding us the right house. We had complete trust in her when searching for our home. We would highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for a house.
Greg & Lynn, Morgan Hill
Debbie made selling and buying our house experience very pleasant and enjoyable. She was referred to us by one of our friends (another happy client of Debbie’s). We were impressed from the very beginning; Debbie came very well prepared for our initial meeting including market research.
We had to sell our town house before we could buy. Our house needed some work, and our budget was very tight. Debbie came up with a plan and made all the arrangements including inspections, painter and etc. We must say that Debbie went more than the extra mile to get our house ready. She actually did the shopping for the things we needed, made the purchase and delivered to the house. She constantly watched the progress and made sure that everything went according to plan. Our townhouse was 35 years old, but when Debbie was finished it looked like a new model home and the cost came in below our budget. Our townhouse was sold within 2 weeks with multiple offers, while the average days on market for the townhouses in Mountain View at that time were about 80 days.
We were very happy that Debbie was on our side when we were buying our house. Our offer was not the highest compared to the other offers for the same house. Debbie worked very hard to find out what the seller needed and all the other related information to help us put all the right ingredients in our offer, ultimately Debbie negotiated and was able to get the house for us while the price we offered was still not the highest.
Debbie always kept us informed during this selling and buying process. She was always there when we needed her. We will refer Debbie to any of our friends & family and hope you will also benefit from Debbie’s extraordinary service and expertise.
Bin & Yucheng, Mountain View/Los Altos
I recently had the pleasure of working with Debbie to sell my house and I must say she is Best Realtor Ever! She not only did the initial market analysis she also actively monitored the market while we were preparing my house for sale, watching for houses to close or go on the market. My house required a lot of work to be ready and she had a network of excellent people in the trades to get everything ready. She was very conscious of cost/benefit, advising spending hundreds rather than thousands on projects to get the house ready for market. Her marketing was also excellent! In a somewhat slow market her efforts helped to generate a huge interest in the property. The open house was a non-stop event with people parking a block away to come see the house. I was also very impressed with the way she handled all the offers and her negotiating skills. I would not hesitate to recommend Debbie Sanders very highly and in fact have recommended her to several friends.
John, Santa Clara
Debbie helped me make my dream come true! I have been looking for a house in Santa Clara for a while when I met Debbie at an open house. I decided to ask Debbie for help with my house search. And what a fortunate decision that was! Within a couple of months we signed the offer for my current home, which is everything that I hoped for. And I owe it so much to Debbie... She helped me at each and every step, including obtaining all the information before making the offer, neighborhood information, comparable sales, quotes for future desired improvements, city requirements, etc. One of the best moments was when Debbie called to let me know that we won the contract in spite of a lot of competition. And from that point Debbie made sure that at every step that we are on the right track with everything: inspections, paperwork, financing. And finally - moving into my own house...
I don't have the words to express Debbie's professionalism, but it is for sure above ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT! Anyone who decides to request her help with finding a house is definitely doing the right choice, and this is what I told my friends who are now looking to buy a home.
Thank you so much, Debbie!
Ela Teica, Santa Clara, October 2009
"We were blessed to have Debbie help us buy our new home. She's not only a very nice person to work with, but also amazingly qualified and dedicated to her job. She's very proactive and always ahead in everything, which made our house-buying experience a very smooth and pleasant process. Opposed to many other agents that we've heard of, Debbie put her clients' interests in first place. For instance, she suggested us lowering the offer we made for our home, and she also volunteered to pay for an extra inspection when an issue came up near our closing. For these and other reasons, we have already referred Debbie to our friends, and we definitely recommend her to anyone who's looking for a nice house-buying experience."
Guilherme & Desiree, Campbell
Debbie Sanders was extremely understanding and very helpful in our goal of preparing our home for sale yet staying within our budget limits. We decided from the start to put our trust in Debbie's advice on the preparation of our home. We are sure glad that we did because our home sold in 5 days and we had multiple offers, despite a very depressed market. At no time did we ever feel we were left alone wondering what to do next. Debbie was there every step of the way to guide us with expertise, energy and enthusiasm. What more can any homeowner ask for?
Bill & Rhonda, Corvallis MT
In June of 2008 Debbie Sanders listed our parents San Jose home for sale. The first day she accepted bids we had 6 offers and she sold the house for more than the listing price. Throughout the entire process Debbie guided my 3 siblings and I with excellent advice and hands on action. The house was in a trust and all of us live out of the state of California. I was the trustee. Debbie is very knowledgeable about the trust process. She even communicated with our attorney, providing him with documentation and information he needed. She advised me wisely on every issue. She made good use of the computer and fax machine, getting everything to me in a timely manner. She explained every step and document. I did not even have to return to California for the closing. Thanks to Debbie everything went flawlessly. I could not have done it without her.
Shirley, Sun City, AZ
Debbie Sanders and Brigid Grassi are fabulous Realtors. They guided us through the selling process like pros. They were always available and easy to reach when we had any questions. They gave us great advice and they coordinated getting our house ready to sell with all of their connections. We could count on them to always get our information out to the public. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Shelly, West San Jose
Erin, San Jose
"Debbie was extremely friendly, personable, and professional in my search for my condo. She's very knowledgeable about the market and can easily identify great units for any customer. She was quick to return my messages and understood my concerns being a first time home buyer."
Derek, San Jose
Several months ago, we put our house on the market with a real estate agent with whom things did not work out well. Due to miscommunication, the house ended up being on the market too long and did not sell. After interviewing multiple new agents we decided to go with Debbie. She knew what needed to be done to get the house ready to be put back on the market and she worked extremely hard to coordinate all the work being performed on the house. Within two weeks of going back on the market, we had an offer at list price. Everything panned out, and the house was sold. Debbie is an excellent Realtor whose professionalism is beyond reproach. Her communication skills are also quite impressive. We highly recommend Debbie for anyone looking to sell his or her house, condo, etc.
Michael & Elizabeth Wright
West San Jose
I met her as the listing agent at an open house for a house that was of a location, style and size that I had always been interested in over the years. I quickly learned that she had personally played a big part in organizing the remodeling that turned this house into the excellent showcase that wowed all the visitors there that day including many of my friends and neighbors.
One reason I was interested in a new house, in addition to more space, was due to fear of remodeling my old one. I had heard horror stories over the years and didn't really have anyone who could give me good recommendations for contractors to use. Debbie's remodeling success, however, was evident with the house she was listing and after hearing how inexpensively she got the work done and how willing she was to do a lot of the research and purchasing herself, I was convinced to not only use Debbie for the purchase of the new house, but for remodeling and listing my old house.
Throughout the process of buying the new house and remodeling and listing the old house, Debbie kept in constant touch so that I always knew what was going on. Being it hard to understand how to structure a bid so that the seller of the new house would give me a chance to make a counter offer, or deciding what to remodel and what to leave for the buyer of my old house, Debbie always took the time for a thorough explanation of both sides of each option.
In the end, I ended up with a beautiful new house that my family loves and a good price on my old house with minimal remodeling hassle despite the very large number of items at the old house that needed improvement. Debbie even continues to be there for me after the completion of both transactions, recommending additional contractors and helping with a minor problem at the new house. Throughout the process Debbie showed boundless energy, enthusiasm, encouragement and good taste, I highly recommend her for any residential real estate transaction.
Gregg Mitchell, West San Jose
Not only your professional, outstanding service I have experienced to the fullest, I also received endless help, accompanied with much understanding, kindness, and love. It was a very unique service I will always treasure. Thank you, you are a marvel in person and your profession reflects that person. I wish you both a happy life with your families, much success as associates for Alain Pinel, stay well and have some fun, too. I appreciate getting to know you!
Love, Erika, Saratoga
Sometimes I did feel tired during this long process, yet Debbie is so patient and always there with me. Finally we found a home I love deeply, and Debbie's perfect negotiating skill made the deal with a price of my great satisfaction. Moreover, Debbie is a caring person with easy-going character, and I feel like to have been working with one of my family members. Her warm-hearted help and organized manner gave me the sense of security I had wanted, and I know that I am in good hand. For sure, it is my belief that you will enjoy the same experience of working with Debbie too!
We were referred to Debbie Sanders by another Alain Pinel Realtor in the East Bay Area, Esther Becker, who helped us buy our previous house. Esther wanted to make sure we were working with a top-quality Realtor who takes care of her clients, and Debbie fits that description perfectly. We had just sold our house in Livermore and needed to quickly find and purchase a new house in the South Bay. When she learned that we needed to start house hunting immediately, Debbie immediately cleared her schedule for the coming weekend, and compiled a list of houses on the market, based on our preferences. She spent the weekend driving us around to more than 15 houses, and gave us information on the different areas we visited (i.e. schools, access to stores, restaurants, etc.).
When our offer on the first house we liked was rejected, Debbie immediately made herself available to us again. That same day she was already busy holding an open house for another client, and made the time to show us several more houses before and after her open house. This trip, as it turned out, included the best house on the market, which was the one we bought and now enjoy living in. Debbie did an excellent job of representing us in the purchase transaction, clearly explaining all the paperwork to us and being available to us at odd hours to answer questions we had on different issues. She was very thorough in making sure all aspects of the transaction were recorded in writing. Debbie also did an excellent job in working with the seller's agent to ensure that we were getting the most out of what we were paying for. Through all of this, Debbie was always positive, friendly and very patient with us. She was available whenever we had any questions or problems. In short, Debbie is in a class by herself when it comes to the high quality of customer service she demonstrates as a realtor. In the future, we will recommend her without hesitation to anyone who is selling or buying a property in her area.
Chris & Christina Mauro
To the future clients of Debbie Sanders and Brigid Grassi of Alain Pinel Realtors:
You are in the best hands possible! Debbie and Brigid have experience you can trust to guide you in your purchase or sale (we did both with them!). Their energy is boundless! Their advocacy for us in both buying and selling far exceeded any loyalty and service expectations we had. Debbie and Brigid knew every detail of our transactions, worked seamlessly as a team, and were precise and thorough in every detail of the legal paperwork. They also have great contacts with reliable contractors for any work you might need done. Debbie and Brigid will explain all of your options, giving you the information you need, and will support you in every way possible. But our best advice is for you to trustTHEIR advice! With their experience, energy, and attention to every detail, you will be pleased.
We decided to sell our home a time when the market was shifting from
a seller's to a buyer's market. After a long, unsuccessful listing with a
discount broker, we listed with Debbie Sanders and she sold our home shortly after her first open house.
In a difficult market, Debbie's expertise and dedication made selling
our house a pleasure. Debbie was always available to answer any of our
questions. She is easy to communicate with and fun to work with.
Sincere thanks to you, Debbie.
Sheldon & Joann Harmatz
Sunnyvale, Ca now residing in Palm Springs!
We would like to recommend Debbie Sanders to you for your real estate needs. Let us share with you why. We had been trying to find and purchase a home in Santa Clara for months. As first-time home-buyers we had become frustrated with declined offers, the endless weekends of searching, and the other obstacles related to buying a house in the Bay Area. Unhappy with our Realtor, a family friend recommended Debbie to us. Within a month we were in escrow on a home we loved, and it was located were we wanted to be. Debbie made the process of purchasing our first home a smooth process. She is extremely professional; she inspected potential homes and screened them based on our wants and needs. Debbie took great care in understanding our needs. Debbie presented only the properties that were of interest to us based on the criteria we developed with her.
Debbie provided detailed information for each property we viewed and puts great emphasis on details, and is well organized. She knew all the details for each of the property she presented as if they were her own. We knew we were in good hands!
And when we decided on a home, Debbie worked hard to make sure we got the home we wanted. During the escrow process Debbie worked with the seller's agent, the seller, our loan agent, and the escrow company. We had no worries, she had it all handled.
Thank you Debbie!
Bobby & Andreea
Reliable, dependable, honest, with integrity and stellar professionalism. Debbie went way above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that everything went smoothly.
Debbie listed and sold my home in San Jose while I was living in Tucson AZ. I had my house rented out for almost 2 years and decided to sell and bring my money here to AZ. Debbie handled absolutely everything there, from very professionally and diplomatically giving my tenant notice, to handling all the inspections and any of the work done to prepare my home for the market. I never once had to step foot in California. She had my home in contract in 5 days! Not only was it on a busy street but it had years of deferred maintenance and Debbie was great at knowing what and where to spend the money to get the house sold! Debbie is great at working with people. She took what could have been a very messy situation with tenants, to having them "thank" her for her help. She also had them moved out in 2 weeks, which positioned my timing on the market perfectly. When you hire Debbie you won't be disappointed! She is a high-end agent with a high-end company that works to bring her clients the best results. My experience has been, don't waste time with those discount agents that promise you the moon and deliver you nothing. They end up costing YOU money! Thanks again Debbie.