Client's experiences working with Brent

Brent was a dream to work with! My wife and I are first-time homebuyers so naturally we were a bit nervous when faced with all that goes into the process of buying a house. Brent was incredibly empathetic to the position we were in, and was able to assuage all the fears and uncertainty that we encountered. He has a wealth of knowledge on everything related to real estate, and was able to answer, in depth, all the questions that my wife and I could throw at him: from the process of making an offer to advising on the contents of our inspection report, we always felt like he had our best interests in mind when advising us how to proceed. Without Brent, buying our first home would likely have been a much more stressful and difficult process, but his friendly demeanor, clear communication, and gave us a sense of security which ultimately made the home buying process an exciting and fulfilling one. We never thought we would be able to live in a house as wonderful as the one we bought, especially having never gone through the process before. Thanks to Brent, we couldn't be happier with the way things went, and especially how they ended up. Anyone looking to buy a home would be fortunate to work with Brent - we cannot recommend him enough!
- Ren and Nicole, Petaluma Home Buyers

Brent represented my brother and I as we seeked to sell the family home we grew up in. We could not be more pleased with the service Brent provided from day 1 of this transaction. He handled ALL coordination with the various vendors for inspections/improvements as we prepared the home for sale. His communication and professionalism throughout the process were just amazing. We sold the home quite quickly and were beyond satisfied with the price Brent was able to obtain. He made a very stressful and emotional transaction painless and for that I'll be eternally grateful. I am now pleased to call Brent my friend as well an agent I would recommend to ANYONE looking to buy/sell a home. Absolutely fantastic job. He is as good as they come!
- Jeff, Novato Home Seller

Brent is a consummate professional while also feeling like part of your family. He helped us sell our house in San Rafael. We appreciated the patience and attention he gave us as we worked through all the scenarios of putting our house on the market. His insight and guidance resulted in selling our house for more than we imagined it could sell for. Brent is commutative, responsive and understands the strategies to help his clients realize their real estate dreams.
- Christina & Tom, San Rafael Home Sellers

My husband and I know Brent from college, so when it came time for us to think about moving our family of 4 to a larger home, he was the first person we started talking to. Since we already owned our townhome, we weren’t in a huge rush and wanted to be sure we really felt good about the homes we looked at. We weren’t comfortable making offers on just any home that would get us more square footage. I worried that Brent would think we were wasting his time, but he was nothing but patient with us and never pressured us to see or offer on anything we weren’t pumped on. At the same time, he also helped us “keep the faith” that we would find something in our price range that we were excited about (which is challenging in this competitive market!). He also had great suggestions on how we could arrange our finances so we could make the strongest offer possible when the right home came along. Then one day, we got a call from Brent saying, “I think I just found your house!” I remember thinking- I’ve never heard him be so confident in a statement like that! Sure enough, it was a property we could absolutely see the potential to raise our kids, in a neighborhood we love (it didn’t hurt it is 2 blocks from Brent’s house!). With the help of Brent and his recommended team of professionals, we were able to get our offer accepted and close on our new home! The next step was getting our townhouse prepped for listing. It was a relief knowing we had Brent to guide us through our first time selling. Brent had great ideas about what needed to be done on our home and even helped with staging before pictures and showings. We ended up getting 5 offers, all above asking price. What a dream! All in all, Brent was great to work with. He communicated with us clearly every step of the way and despite being friends with him, he kept the whole process completely professional. If you’re looking for someone you can trust and who knows what they’re doing but won’t be too pushy, Brent is your guy! And you’ll probably end up with a new buddy, it’s just the kind of person he is.
-Drew and Amanda, Petaluma Home Buyers & Sellers

My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of Brent nor can we thank him enough for providing us the opportunity to buy our dream home. If you are even considering buying or selling a home, contact Brent! He is one hundred percent committed, reliable and honest, but most importantly he will continue to fight for you until you get exactly what you are looking for. Brent was actually recommended to us by an industry professional with years of experience. We heard that he was absolutely on top of his work and that he really knew his stuff and honestly this turned out to be so true. He knew every detail of every property we viewed and if he didn’t, he had answers for us within minutes. This was our first time buying a home and Brent was always available to answer our questions and address any of our concerns. Despite our hectic schedules, Brent made every appointment work for us and was incredibly flexible. In the midst of a pandemic and in a market where San Francisco’s exodus had created a housing demand that was through the roof, Brent had us signing our closing documents within a few short weeks. His knowledge of the market and savvy skills were instrumental as we competed against those who could offer sellers much more. To say that he went above and beyond for us is an understatement. Brent is the type of realtor who will take it upon himself to mow your lawn and clean up your backyard so that it’s safe for your children when you move in. He is honest, he is hardworking and he incredibly good at his job. We are so happy to have had him lead us through the home buying experience.
- Olivia and Paul, Petaluma Home Buyers

Brent guided us through both the sale of our prior home and the purchase of our new home and made the process highly transparent and smooth. Buying & Selling at the same time in this market is very challenging and he helped us navigate it extremely well. Brent is responsive, transparent, and spotted potential issues before they became problems, which was especially important when choosing which offer to accept on our sale. Highly recommend Brent.
- Ramsay and Mariah, Rohnert Park Home Buyers and Sellers

There are people who come into your life - often unexpectedly - who have such a positive impact that when looking back the dominating emotion is a bewildered gratitude. In 2020, Brent was this person for us. We actually met Brent a few years prior at an open house he was hosting, when we were casually scouting Petaluma as a location to settle down and grow our small family. Brent - having recently started a family himself - understood exactly where we were emotionally (and financially) - and carefully and kindly nurtured a balanced friendship as we started to make the transition, keeping us informed of the market conditions (while also making sure to check in after distressing Vikings losses). We never once felt pressured - if anything, Brent was the calming older brother helping ground our perspective so we could truly prepare. Thanks to Brent's advice, we were ready when the time came. Despite a hot market, Brent's smart negotiating and market understanding enabled us to have our first offer accepted in our ideal neighborhood. Key points I want to highlight about Brent, which were put on full display through this transaction and further evidence as to why he's so spectacular: - He's extraordinarily responsive, which is reassuring to a FTHB that is unfamiliar with the process and asks a ton of questions. - He measures and helps set realistic expectations. This, to us, is so much better than a "Yes man" - thanks to his expertise, we were prepared to make rational decisions in what can be a very emotional environment, including when to walk away. - Related to the above- it was clear from the onset that his motivation was always aligned with our best interest. It was never just about closing - but to make sure we ended up in a good place to be happy with our decision to make this investment. - His network consists of just as quality of people as he is. There are a lot of people involved in a real-estate transaction, and it was satisfying to trust (and observe) the entire team was aligned with our interests. - He's very market savvy and a strong negotiator, being very transparent with his clients as to our strategy (which ended up being very effective). More importantly, it was clear he carries himself with a high sense of ethics - throughout the entire transaction, we were comfortable our negotiations were always in good faith. Brent is more than just a good agent. He's a good person, good community member, and good friend. The world could use more people like this, and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have had him as our agent.
- Joe and Melissa Pumper, Petaluma Home Buyers

Brent did a phenomenal job helping us finding the perfect house for our growing family! There was many moving pieces in the process as we also needed to sell our house and he made the whole experience very easy and did a great job of communicating all the way through. We were lucky to have such a great and experienced relator guiding us along the way and would recommend him to anyone and everyone in a split second!
- John and Deanna, Novato Home Sellers and Buyers

We used Brent for the "trifecta" of real estate - selling my house, selling my girlfriend’s house and finding a place of our own to call home. All during the middle of a pandemic! There were a lot of moving parts but in the end we ended up in the PERFECT home in Napa and thanks to Brent we beat out 9 other offers. Brent made the trifecta so easy and stress free, always being available to answer questions and keeping you up to date as soon as he had information to share. His knowledge of comparable properties and prices was spot on! I truly believe we wouldn't have been able to pull this off and be in a house we love without Brent.
- Brian and Samm, Novato Home Seller, Napa Home Seller, Napa Home Buyers

My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about our experience working with Brent! We were feeling somewhat discouraged after talking with a loan officer at our credit union; it seemed like our goal of becoming home owners was never going to happen. Brent was recommended to us by a coworker of my husband. As soon we got in contact with him he referred us to our mortgage broker who then informed us that not only could we buy a home now but we could afford more than we had thought. As first time home buyers we didn't know the home buying process and what we needed to do but Brent made everything so easy and took the time to inform us on how everything works - even during the pandemic. Something that seemed completely overwhelming and unattainable soon felt easy and exciting. We really appreciated Brent's knowledge of the North Bay housing market and his hard working and friendly demeanor. He was there any time we needed him, he listened to us and everything we wanted (which did change a few times!), and helped us find our dream home and become first time home buyers.
- Caitlin & Joe, Santa Rosa Home Buyers

Working with Brent made the home buying process stress-free! He was always in communication with me so that I knew exactly where we were in the process. His expertise made me confident that I had the best realtor on my side and I knew that he would make it happen, even with other offers looming. Throughout the process, I honestly can say that Brent has become a friend and I would recommend him to everyone I know for a home purchase/sale. I enjoyed working with Brent so much that I also had him handle the listing for my home I sold in Napa. I can't stress enough how much it helps to have a realtor that is in constant contact with you. I never felt in the dark. I always knew exactly was going on and what our next steps were. Thank you so much for your hard work, Brent. You're truly one of the best at what you do and Sonoma County is lucky to have you!
- Nicole, Petaluma Home Buyer, Napa Home Seller

Brent was very helpful in helping us purchase a brand new rental property in Rohnert Park. He set up the appointment with the developer and arranged for us to visit several homes in different stages of construction. In a very tight market he was able to negotiate several upgrades as part of the final purchase. There is no doubt we would have benefited had it not been for Brent's negotiating skill and knowledge of the local market.
- Brendan, North Bay Real Estate Investor

Brent is the best real estate agent I’ve ever met, period. And I know and work with quite a few. But what makes Brent truly special is that he really gets to know you, really understands what it is that’s important to you and what you’re searching for, and follows through on that with honesty and diligence in the home search process and all the way through the purchase process. He even helps you feel a little less hopeless when the market gets you down. Another strength that makes Brent excel above others is just how good his people skills are, and just how well liked he is in the communities he serves. Brent gets and truly deserves an A+ from us.
-Dan & Kylie, Novato Home Buyers