My house in Fremont was sold in a very short time and at a higher price than my asking. I gave the credit to STAR for her knowledge of the real estate market. Star is friendly and puts the interest of her client above everything else. If I have another house to sell, I won't think twice to engage her services again.
To simply say thank you isn’t enough. It is so refreshing to work with a professional who truly delivers on promises made. Selling a home is not easy. I believe that many prospective sellers are under the impression that homes in today’s market sell themselves. I believe that a good property is only part of the equation. Market and contract knowledge is a must but understanding how to execute on the correct strategy to maximize the sale is key. You delivered on all these and more.
Eric and I are so pleased with how the sale progressed and having your guidance through closing is what made the experience a good one.
Thanks again for all your support, guidance and friendship. We are so happy we chose you to take the home selling journey with.
All our best,
Liz and Eric
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Star Santa Cruz is hands-down the best realtor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Star was absolutely amazing in helping us sell our home quickly and above what we expected. She was highly-attentive and communicated with us every step of the way. Star truly cares about her clients and the love she has for her profession shows. My wife and I can't thank her enough for her talent, dedication and superior results. I've worked with a number of realtors and I assure you that Star Santa Cruz is head and shoulders above the rest! Thank you again for your superb work and professionalism Star! You are a great credit to the Coldwell Banker team and a godsend to your clients!
Liam Collopy & Alexandra Camarillo
Bakir and I would like to thank you for everything you have done with helping us buy and sell our homes. We would not be where we are today without you. You knew the market and gave us confidence that we can move earlier than we had expected. We had to buy our new house prior to selling which can be stressful for many but the process was smooth. You provided us with enough confidence that our house will sell quickly and that we would be fine. Which you were right! Our house sold within 5 days on the market and could have sold sooner but we wanted to get the right price, which we got well over! You were very professional through the whole process even when coming over at 10:00pm at night. Your team had great marketing skills as our house sold beautifully! Also, I loved how you were able to get our house ready within 3 days to market by setting us up with a team to clean and get the house Market ready.
-Marina & Bakir Allen
Dear Fellow Buyer/Seller,
If I might have a moment of your time. I just want to say, You could not be in better hands. Star Santa Cruz is amazing.
My name is Kate. I grew up in Fremont and while my sisters and I moved away my mother remained, in our family home of 44 years. That is until this past summer. My mom's health issues became sever enough that my sister and I knew it was time for mom to move in with one of us.
This is when we first met Star. She was an angel and understood the journey we were about to undertake. As I mentioned, my sisters and I had moved away from the Bay Area. One in New York, One in Virginia, One in the Valley and myself in Washington. With all of us spread across the country and my mom not as spry as she use to be, it was such a relief to have Star on our side. We were able to come together and pack up the house but there were so many things we could not do as we needed to get my moved to Virginia with one of my sisters.
Star was there every step of the way. She gave us a list of things that "could be done" and "should be done" in order to get the old house Sell Ready. She never pushed but gave us her years of experience as what she believed would get us top dollar for least amount of last minute investment. It was worth EVERY PENNY!! When the house sold, (we had an insane offer one week after being on the market) it was because we listened to Star's advice.
She has an amazing group of people that worked with her to get my mom's house ready for sell. We were only able to get the house about 85% ready for sell, but there were still many things we just did have time to take care. As none of us lived in the area anymore, we didn't even know who to call. Star had her people came in and give the old house the love and care my 84 year old no longer could. One of the people that Star calls in to "stage" the house is BRILLIANT!! She took that 1970s style and ran with it. Giving it a retro pop that actually make it look fresh. The resources Star has is unbelievable; maintenance, cleaning, painting, plumbing, gardeners, stagers, the list goes on.
Star knows her market, she know what works and has a wonderful group of people that she can call on to get the job done. This is something I've never encountered before. You don't just get a real estate agent, you get an entire team of people working for you.
Did I mention that my mom was in Virginia during most of this. Some many phone calls, paper to be faxed and signed (with traveling notary). She was on top of it all. As it was hard to always get a hold of my mom she often call me or one of my other sister to get questions answered. She took our calls even though there was a time zone difference. She was always there for us. I know she had other clients during all this but somehow she always made us feel important, like we were her only client at the time.
It was a very difficult time for us but Star helped us greatly by letting us take care of mom and her health needs. Star took care of all the detail of selling mom's house.
Thank you for taking the time to ready this. You really are in good hands with Star.
Wishing you all the best.
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Star Santa Cruz represent us as our Realtor in the sale of our home in the Willow Glen area of San Jose a couple of months ago. We have bought and sold numerous homes in past years and can honestly say that this real estate transaction with Ms. Santa Cruz was the less stressful we have experienced. From the time our home was listed and until the time we had the final escrow check in our bank account, less than 30 - 35 days had elapsed. We listed the home at a price much higher than what my husband and I really thought we would receive but Star seemed confident that the price was not unrealistic. Our home actually sold for MORE than asking price....How awesome is that?!?! This sale was an FHA loan so my husband and I were a bit skeptical. However, Star was diligently doing her job every single day to make sure that there were no glitches. She kept us informed, was very professional and we could not have been more pleased with the results. If you are looking for a realtor who will works hard, knows how to sell homes and has your back, then look no further because Star Santa Cruz is the best by far.
Diane and Mike Duffy
Star, Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. You are truly a professional.
Gary & Diane, Fremont, California
Thank you Star so much for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all the crucial and important steps!
The McGinnis Family, Fremont, California
In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as kind, helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced, caring Realtor who gets things done! Thanks for taking such good care of us!
Bryan & Yvonne Carpenter, Fremont, California
I know today is the last day my Aunt is going to be at the house so I wanted to say thank you for all that you have done and for making this process as painless as possible. You have been great to my Aunt and my Mom, too! :) I really appreciate it!
Also, thanks for keeping me updated and making me feel a part of the process! If you could send me more pictures today for the last day, I'd love it too. It'll be interesting to see what the house looks like empty and my aunt's last time in the house... I've been putting the pictures on Facebook and sharing with the family! So thank you! Everyone I know (friends and family) loved that house, I hope the new owners just enjoy it as much as we did.
Oh and here's the pic of you and my Tia! Enjoy!
Dianne Marie Anderson
Star thank you so much for your expertise and hard work! With all your added attention to detail you made selling my house and buying a new one at the
same time less stressful. I will definitely recommend you anytime I hear anyone looking for a realtor!
Dear Will and Joe,
I wanted to send a glowing review of Star to you both, I really can’t say enough good things about her. From the first phone call to Star requesting an evaluation from a flyer in the mail to the close of escrow, Star was there every step of the way. She didn’t just do a job, she did so much more. The decision we made to sell our home was a huge financial decision for us and we were not sure what the outcome would be as we had been “under water” like so many others, but we thought what the heck, let’s call a realtor. I am so glad we chose Star!!
Joe and Star came to our home and knowing we were interviewing other realtors and didn’t do the hard sell. That would not have worked for us. They patiently answered all our questions while we set our expectations of “breaking even”. They expressed confidence they could sell our home. Once we made the decision to chose Coldwell, mostly based on reputation and our ease with Joe and Star, we braced ourselves for the unknown. Star had top notch people for staging and painting our house. We are so glad we followed Liz’s recommendations for packing 75% of our things! It was a lot of work and stressful, but it paid off. Our house looked amazing and all our family and friends commented how fabulous it looked. Although it wasn’t really like how we live it was still comfortable, “Thank You Liz”. In the end we sold our home for more than we planned, totally unexpected too!!
Star and I developed quiet the rapport and she made me laugh more than once and she was as excited for us as we were to sell our home. Star became not just our realtor but a trusted advisor and sanity saver. If there is one thing we wish, it is a clone of Star when we buy our next home in another state. Can we take her with us?
Star is truly a top notch professional and knows her business, but more than that she is genuine and it comes across in every encounter no matter how small or large.
Thank you so much to Star, we couldn’t have done it without her.
Vicki and Jamie Buehrle
We absolutely loved working with Star. We had high expectations based on her top notch reputation and our experiences with her in the sale and purchase of our new home were undeniably effortless and stress free.
For the sale of our home, we never worried about her being overly aggressive with potential buyers and scaring them away.
She is a professional through and through with a keen understanding of the market and knows how to advise her clients into sound decision making with respect to pricing and conditions for home sales and purchases.
All our questions were answered quickly and she always made us feel like we were her top priority.
Linda and Joel