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
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.
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.
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.
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.