Client Testimonials

·                  Karen Koistinen

I recently sold my home in El Sobrante and used Ray Kozak of Alain Pinel Realtors to list it.  Ray put together very good marketing materials, advertised it regularly and conducted regular open houses.  He was able to get a number of offers on my home.  Each of the buyers and their offers had some issues.  Ray successfully worked through the complex process of the analyzing the offers, negotiating with the potential buyers, monitored their loan process, sorted through the inspections, closed the home and got me a rent back while I looked for a new home.  I am now in contract on a new home that Ray also helped me with and can’t wait to get into it.

I would highly recommend Ray to any of my friends who want to buy or sell a home.

Jeremy and Summer Ransom

Ray is incredible! Given my experience with Ray Kozak, I would say that it would be a huge mistake to use anyone else. Both my wife and I were very please in his ability to navigate a difficult purchase and keep it as simple as possible. He was always available and delivered considerably more than we could have hoped for. Given the fact that we were relocating with a company to the bay area having never been here before, we were both very pleased to have Ray help us land in the right area and location for us. I would highly recommend Ray to anyone interested in the sale or purchase of a home. You will not be disappointed.


Kelly Tipton
Ray sold my home in Oakland in 2012 during a difficult real estate market.  Like any typical homeowner, I loved my home for the view and location but in reality it had some issues.  Ray was able to capitalize on all the positives but also had to deal with the settlement issues, septic line repairs and a myriad of inspection reports and disclosures.  He was able to work through all that with a buyer who had unique financing and get the home closed on time and get more for them home than I thought I might get.  I would recommend Ray to anyone who is interested in selling their home.

Paul and Moira Gribik

Ray provided exceptional service to my wife and me in our search for a house that met our requirements for our move back to the Bay Area.

We had some very specific desires for our new home, such as it being a single story house. Some of these were difficult to fill in our desired areas. Ray was able to find quickly a good selection of homes that met our requirements in our target areas. Because of his expertise, we were able to find a house that more than filled our requirements that was within our budget.

Once we selected a house, Ray was a great help to us in closing the sale. Ray found the inspectors that we needed and was present when all inspections were done so that we had excellent quality assurance regarding this work. When problems were found, Ray's help was invaluable in negotiating corrections with the seller. Ray also checked to be sure that all corrections were made.

Throughout the process, Ray responded quickly to our questions and worked to address our concerns quickly and completely. Because of Ray's work, we were able to close on a house that is perfect for us a month after we started our search. It was a pleasure to work with Ray. We cannot recommend him more highly.

Allie Banuelos and Ignacio Galindo

Thanks so much for helping us find and purchase our first home!  Ignacio and I felt very comfortable working with you.  We're glad that we met you at the open house and used your services.  The entire process was made much easier with your help.  Your patience, experience and professionalism were very much appreciated.  You were willing to take us to as many home viewings as needed.  Thank goodness we found one before the summer ended so that we can enjoy some outdoor time in Lafayette.  We never felt any pressure from you and you were always very accommodating working around our schedules.  You had a lot of helpful tips, ideas and suggestions on how to improve on all of the fixers we viewed.

We were habitually tardy to all of our meetings and you never once complained or let us know you were offended.  Sorry about that.  I suppose punctuality is important in your line of work, but now that I think about it the agent we worked with years ago was always late and we were always waiting on her.  That was pretty annoying.

Marc Deising and Jeff  St. Laurent

Almost a full year or searching and we are finally homeowners.  Thank you so much for all your patience, understanding and flexibility.  You truly made our experience as painless as possible.  We really appreciate your help and guidance through this process and we are very excited about to be taking this next step in our lives.

Bobby Brockman

I just wanted to thank you very much for the assistance you gave me leading up to my search as well as all of the help you gave me on Tuesday we checked out each place.  I truly would have been lost without your expertise and assistance, so thank you very much for everything.