Olga Menendez, ABR, Broker Associate
Olga’s and Elizabeth’s 17+ years experience and local knowledge of the Monterey Peninsula, allows them to offer their clientsUnparalleled ExcellenceandUnmatched Representation, resulting in successful transactions for their Buyers and Sellers.
Olga Menendez, Broker Associate, is a recognized Top Producer, having earned the Alain Pinel Carmel, “Circle of Excellence” award, which recognizes outstanding sales performance, and a certified “Distinguished Agent” recipient as well.
Olga has been awarded the Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR) designation. This designation represents the benchmark of excellence in buyer agency service. More than one million people in the United States are licensed to sell real estate. Of those licensees, fewer than 2 percent have the ABR designation.
Elizabeth has earned the GRI designation, which stands for Graduate REALTOR Institute, a nationally recognized professional real estate designation. GRI is recognized nationwide as the standard for real estate professionalism and knowledge. It is considered the nation’s number one real estate designation.
Olga and Liz are active members of the Monterey County Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. In addition, Olga is an active member of the Women's Council of Realtors, and the Real Estate Buyer's Council.
Olga’s and Elizabeth’s professionalism and high level of integrity, coupled with their excellent communication and negotiation skills, has earned them the respect of their clients as well as their colleagues in the real estate community.
Their commitment to excellence, quite simply . . . is second to none!
Let Olga and Elizabeth’s tenacity, enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise, make your Real Estate wishes a reality.
Client Testimonials ~
"My wife Jeanette and I were looking for a realtor to sell our house in Monterey. We decided the best way to accomplish this was to go to open houses in the area.Olga had that "Wow" factor.She came over that night and we listed our house with her. We felt an immediate friendship. We couldn't be happier with the result. Quick sale. Full price. All of our transactions have been very smooth and beyond satisfaction. Olga really, really knows what's going on in the market. Most of all she listens to your needs. I would recommend Olga to anyone looking for an exceptional realtor."
Greatly Satisfied Clients,
Larry & Jeanette Abbott
"Thank you so much for the wonderful representation. I was a licensed real estate broker from 1973 until early in this century. I sold real estate and owned a mortgage brokerage firm in the East Bay Area. Debby and I have bought and sold numerous pieces of real estate over the years.I must say you are the best real estate agent I have ever encountered.Unlike so many of those that I have dealt with, you put our needs ahead of collecting your commission. I think anybody shopping for a home or needing help in selling a home could not find better representation. I would be happy for you to have anyone thinking of using your services call and talk with me."
"After determining to buy a house in Carmel, our next decision was that we wanted to retain a real estate agent who would exclusively represent us in the search and negotiations.Olga is thorough, knowledgeable, and has a geat deal ofexperience.She was responsive to our questions, always with well-researched answers. She has a professional appearance and demeanor, a great personality, and is a pleasure to work with.Her efforts on our behalfwere extraordinary,as was their result (we purchased at an excellent price a lovely, newly-built home in Carmel-By-The Sea...) . We have no hesitancy in recommending Olga to anyone who is considering the purchase or sale of a home inb theMontereyPeninsula. You will not be disappointed."
Bernie and Judy Furman
"Working with Olga made buying and selling a home in Carmel simple.She's the type ofCarmel"insider" you wantworking for you... she knows the area, the market and what her customers need. Andshe delivers."
Carol & Eric Schrader
"Sherry and I thank you for your sincere help and dedication in locating the perfect home for the two of us inCarmel. We have enjoyed this home for close to six years. Yourdiligent negotiation on our behalfafforded us the ability to purchase the home at a fair price. We truly appreciated yourattention to detailand detailed communication through the closing process. Again, thank you so much."
Charles M. Shepardson
"Blessed with asunny disposition... Olga Menendez ismore than qualifiedto find your perfect home. Years of real estate experience assureswise and thorough knowledge... After three transactions in six years, I continue to call her a friend".
"Out of the 5 very different experiences with 5 different realtors and 5 differentagencies,Olga Menendez was far andabove the best realtorwe worked with and Alain Pinel was the best agency as well. From the moment that we met with Olga to discuss selling our property, she exhibited thehighest professional standards. ... she prepared us for what was in store, provided expert sales analysis, readable statistics, andgreat counsel. This was a most successful partnership. ...Olga kept us fully informed at all times. We did not have to initiate contact. ...never lost enthusiasm."
Dr. Hugo and Karen Ferlito
"When we moved to an assisted living facility, we needed someone to sell our home that was experienced and would truly help us through the process. We would never have been able to do it without Olga Menendez'sexpert guidance, attention to detail, and unwavering dedication and positive attitude. Shewent above and beyond the call of dutyto make it happen. She not only walked us through the process of doing a light remodel on the house, she actually helped us to hire, supervise, and keep the contractors on schedule. She made what could have been a difficult ordeal--trying to sell a house in Monterey during a steep decline in market values--asmooth, quick, and positive transaction for my family."
"Olga is an incredible professional. We simply could not have hired a better real estate agent. We will be forever grateful to her andwould recommend her to anyone seeking an agent in the future".
Dr. John and Sylvia Anderson
"You are so very special and areal credit to Alain Pinel. Because of you, ourentire experiencein buying our homewas smooth. You are not just a "Realtor", but a friend for life. You went out of your way by caring for us personally. Thank you for being you."
Bill and Sandy Gavello
"Professional, personable and pragmatic! Olga was wonderful at finding the best way to showcase our house and sell it quickly. At a very difficult turning point in my life,Olga listenedand made practical suggestions... She has a very collaborative, caring approach that can't be duplicated. ...Olga has great contacts and connections, and worked diligently to ensure everything go smoothly. I am pleased at the price for which it sold, andwould never consider usinganyone else."
I would recommend Olga and Elizabeth to everyone considering buying or selling real estate in the Carmel area.They were thorough, with a professional ground game for staging, marketing and bringing in the offers. I enjoyed working with them both since they made it easy allowing me to enjoy other activities.
Dan and Jan Cooney