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Geoffrey,

Thank you for your guidance over the past few months during our home search.  I am truly impressed by your skill as an agent and your experience in the Hillsborough real estate market.  You took the time to really understand what Ana and I were looking for and you definitely delivered!  When I think back about the counsel you gave us regarding some of the big decisions we made, I appreciate the professionalism and expertise you exhibited.  It was so valuable to have your insight and your "network" when we faced difficult choices and I acknowledge you for the guidance you gave us and for your succinct, pointed analysis of our options.  I also think your writing skills are the reason we had our first offer accepted- very impressive. 

Geoffrey, we thank you for being our agent, we look forward to being neighbors, and we can't wait to the opportunity to bring you a referral!  

Scott and Ana Cristina Brubaker

Hillsborough

Geoffrey-

Joanie and I want to say thank you for our all your help in selling our home.  You were terrific - from guiding us through important upgrades to the house and in preparing for to put it on the market to marketing once we listed and ultimately closing with the right buyer.  Your advice was correct and absolutely critical in helping us quickly indentify the right buyer.

Your pricing advice turned out to be spot-on as well. We believe we got a very fair sale price and skillfully walked that fine line between asking too much and too little.

Thanks for all your help and guidance. We are ‘sold" on your insight and experience!

Paul Madera

Burlingame

Geoffrey:

We would like to thank you for your professional and dependable guidance through the buying process. Your comprehensive knowledge of the Burlingame area really helped us to make the right decision.

Based on our experience we would highly recommend your services. With so many choices available, we feel lucky to have partnered with you on this important life decision. Thank you again for helping us begin this new chapter in our lives.

Ed and Brenda Levine

Burlingame

Geoffrey Nelson handled the listing and sale of our home in San Mateo. Whether selling or buying a home, the experience can be very stressful. However, Geoffrey lessened our stress by listening to and understanding our needs. We never felt pressured, because we knew that Geoffrey's efforts and hard work were on our behalf. What a pleasure to work with someone who listens, is personable and friendly, and, perhaps most important, one who values and displays ethics and integrity! Our house sold in a very short amount of time, and we were extremely pleased with the results.

Lonnie and Susan Reid

San Mateo

Thanks to Geoffrey our house was on the market for only 10 days. We had multiple bids, and Geoffrey provided us with advice and a huge amount of help with staging, cleaning, and painting. He was always accessible and was in constant communication with us. He definitely got the job done!

Calvin Tu and Barbara Kim

San Mateo

Dear Geoffrey, We want to thank you for listing our house on 112 Seville Way in San Mateo. Having bought and sold 4 other homes, we were not looking forward to the task at hand actually, we were dreading it. Your attention to detail was impeccable every step of the way. We really were impressed with your follow-up, and how you kept us informed through the entire process. The marketing plan you developed was right on target. The brochure you produced was amazing, and the stagers did a wonderful job showcasing our property. We really valued your mature, honest and calm approach to helping us sell our property. It was a major decision for us to sell our house, and you listened and were sensitive to our needs and interests throughout the process. You completely exceeded our expectations, we could not have been more pleased. We would highly recommend you to any potential clients seeking a Realtor that they can trust and depend on to represent their best interests.

Laura Wirth & Michael Warch

San Mateo

Geoffrey Nelson is an exceptional Realtor who also possesses a natural talent for marketing. Geoffrey's visionary approach to real estate is one of continuous refinements in the quality of his services. As sellers we couldn't have asked for a better listing agent than Geoffrey Nelson to represent us. He flawlessly orchestrated a team of professional photographers, Web developers, stagers, and cleaners to showcase our home in its best light (the brochure in particular was phenomenal). Ultimately, our house was sold within days of being on the market for top dollar. All negotiations and transactions were handled smoothly as well. Moreover, we were pleasantly surprised at Geoffrey's genuine respect for our home and always careful in looking after our best interests throughout the whole process. We are extremely pleased with Geoffrey's services and look forward to working with him again in purchasing our next home.

Benjamin Kai and Thuy Tran

San Mateo

I met Geoffrey with absolutely no referrals, when we were looking to move to a new neighborhood. He took the time and showed us around and is clearly very experienced in the Hillsborough area. He turned our very first bid into our new home. I would definitely recommend him to others looking in this area. He is extremely professional and and knows how to deal with any difficult situation and always had our best interest.

 

Aleya Chakravarty

Hillsborough

Dear Geoffrey:

I can not thank you enough for what you have done for me, from great marketing, to professional presentation of the property, to great services for both seller and buyer, and most of all; you are a gentleman with class.Now that the deal has concluded, I would like to thank you one more time! And good luck to you in the future!!

 

Andy Yeh

Hillsborough

Our decision to work with Geoffrey came after a number of significant interviews with highly respected and rated local Hillsborough real estate agents. We immediately recognized that Geoffrey was unparalleled in his knowledge of the local market and just as critically, his innate marketing savvy that was crucial to realizing top value for our home sale.

Geoffrey worked tirelessly in to stay on schedule and have our property ready in time to hit the spring market. He flawlessly organized vendors to maximize the beauty of our home and with little disruption to our daily schedule. Geoffrey’s deep connections within the realtor community allowed us to fully understand our competition, current market dynamics and how we should market to get the best price for our home.

Geoffrey brings so much more than transactional expertise, he really gets to know a home, who it might appeal to and how to maximize a home’s strength. Throughout the process, Geoffrey was always available to answer our questions, he is open and transparent and is a very strong communicator. From start to finish, Geoffrey made selling our home a very easy process and with outstanding results.

If you are considering selling your home, we would highly recommend Geoffrey, he is the consummate professional and you can count on him to maximize your home’s selling price.

 

Anne Fields

Hillsborough

Geoffrey Nelson is an absolutely superb realtor: honest, helpful, and with a close insider’s pulse on the market.  He is always organized, knowledgeable, friendly, smart, and he goes the extra 100 miles for you!  We had an amazing experience with him and have since recommended him to our close friends and my sister.  He is an excellent realtor and we would use his services again in a heartbeat.

If you need any further information about our experience, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Anupam and Kavita Mishra

Hillsborough

Professional - Tech Savvy - Market Savvy - Proactive Not the typical words you would use to describe a realtor, right?  Well, Geoffrey Nelson is NOT the typical realtor!  Fasten your seat belt and get ready for a different experience when making a decision of a lifetime.  

We recently bought a home with the guidance of seasoned realtor, Geoffrey Nelson at Cashin Company in Burlingame.  Despite the fact that my husband and I are savvy enough to navigate the internet,  find listings on MLS, RedFin, and Zillow, research market trends and comps, and understand the fluctuating home prices and interest rates, all our collective information wasn't guiding us to the right home.

Geoffrey cleared through this clutter with his savvy but subtle approach.  He educated us on neighborhood values we were initially interested in but opened our eyes to new neighborhoods within our budget.  He explained in his witty and articulate "Coffee Break" daily emails, the history of neighborhoods, new listings, price drops, and soon to hit the market listings.  He encouraged use of his website to further help us understand the market.  Most importantly, he guided us to homes that we missed in our initial search due to poor marketing and overlooked price drops.

It was a long, hard road for us without Geoffrey, but as soon as we began working together, we had the confidence that we understood the market and were ready to take the plunge once we found the right fit.  We found that perfect home within a couple of weeks of working with Geoffrey.  With Geoffrey's guidance, we wrote a solid and fair offer, he went to bat for us, and within 2 days, we were in contract.  Now instead of open house weekends, we're picking out tile, paint colors, and new furniture!

Without hesitation, we would recommend Geoffrey to anyone looking for a savvy realtor with a fresh approach and a tremendous value add to the home buying process. 
Have fun (you will!), good luck (you won't need 'luck' with Geoffrey!), and trust that Geoffrey will help you find the perfect home...he did for us!

Carmela Wagner and Pierre Martichoux

San Mateo

We had the best experience with Geoffrey Nelson, he sold our house in 5 days!!!  We were under some pressure as we had just bought another house.  Our selling process could not have been easier.   We interviewed 5 different realtors and he was by far the best.  He has a 10 day program where he gets your house showcase ready in 10 days, he helped schedule all the appointments, plus he executed staging, house cleaning, window washing and the final cleaning after we had moved out.  I did not find one realtor who did this for us so you actually feel like your best interests are at heart.  I had 2 kids at the time and was pregant so it was very stressful and he made the entire process much easier.  His photography was unbelievable as well as his brochures.  He has a marketing background so he knows what to capture.  He was very professional and very responsive.  I would hands down recommend him to help with any real estate buy or sell.

Chris and Janie Donnelly

San Mateo

When my mother passed away, we needed to sell her Hillsborough house reasonably expeditiously.   Our problem was that it was her vacation home that had not been kept in good condition and the family was based on the east coast.  We researched and interviewed a number of real estate agents online and via the telephone and Geoffrey impressed us with his knowledge of the market, his vision for how to make the house as attractive as possible and his eagerness to personally dig in to complete the project.  Once we decided on him and his team, we were not disappointed!  He made the staging of the house, the preparation of the grounds, and the elimination of the usual obstacles that arise totally painless, not an easy task given the 3000 mile distance.  Between when the house was being put into selling condition on through to the ultimate close, he kept us updated on a daily basis and let us know when decisions had to be made to keep the process moving along.  We were able to close before the time that some of the other brokers we interviewed said they could get the house on the market!  It was a pleasure working with Geoffrey and we would highly recommend him.

 

 

Fred Wang

Hillsborough

I chose Geoffrey Nelson from all of the realtors who do business in our neighborhood because, having gone to lots of open houses and followed the sales in our area for quite some time, I thought that Geoffrey's listings were beautifully staged, sold quickly and usually, at a higher price than expected.  I found him to be helpful (even after the closing!), knowledgeable, ethical and, based on my first-hand experience, would recommend him to anyone.

Jane Sharfstein

Geoffrey - you've been great to work with and I would recommend you to anyone!

Jim Messelbeck

San Mateo

Geoffrey assisted us 10 years ago in finding our wonderful home in San Mateo. It was a pleasure to work with him again recently during the sale of 323 Castilian Way.He was very understanding and informative as he walked us through the sales process. Geoffrey has a calm and confident demeanor which is important during the whole process. His structured plan to market the home was thorough and creative. He had a vision of how he wanted the home to look and feel. Within two weeks he had helped us to bring that vision to fruition with honest and insightful suggestions.Geoffrey has a very good feel for the real-estate market and all that is involved in the preparation and sale of a home. Amidst the hectic schedule Geoffrey worked diligently to manage minor repairs, improvements, staging, escrow issues, and communication with other agents. In addition he was always quick to respond to our requests, help with paperwork, and answer any questions that arose. 

Geoffrey has a wisdom beyond his years when it comes to the Real-Estate business. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and knowledgeable agent with a strong work ethic. He will work as long as it takes to get what is right for his client.

 

John and Laura

San Mateo

I can't say enough about our experience working with Geoffrey.  After years of casually looking for a home on the Peninsula, we got a solid recommendation for Geoffrey from a friend, and that's when the wheels went into motion.  Geoffrey is a great listener and his calm and confident manner puts you right at ease.  And, more importantly he has the experience and knowledge to back up that confidence.  He got us on track with a plan to get ourselves "buyer ready" and he became our eyes and ears on the Peninsula, scouting for our perfect home.  Well, it is just over 6 months later... and we are opening boxes and unpacking in our new dream home in Hillsborough! Geoffrey helped us focus our priorities with an emphasis on value, but never lost sight of the things that were important to us. He is  highly respected and liked in the real estate community. This alone gave us an upper hand when it came time to making an offer and eventually closing on our new house.  We highly recommend Geoffrey Nelson and we feel lucky to have had his guidance and expertise throughout this process.

Kim and Andrew Oliff

Hillsborough

I can highly recommend Geoffrey Nelson for your real estate needs on the peninsula.  Geoffrey was highly knowledgable, attentive, and patient throughout the process of purchasing our home.  He went "above and beyond" by helping us transition to our new home and neighborhood with vendor recommendations, even coordinating with them when I was too busy to do so.  Geoffrey is a true professional!

Kim Sargent

Burlingame

Geoffrey - Our willingness and eagerness to buy the perfect home was not enough…it would not have happened without you.  Your expertise with the area/neighborhood and your roots within the community, and reputation as a rock solid realtor are the reasons our offer rose to the top and ultimately why we closed with ease.  Thanks for making the process smooth for us and always being there as a consistent sounding board throughout the transaction.  At no point did we have any doubts/concerns thanks to you.  

 

Mara and Dave Belluomini

Burlingame

"We interviewed a number of Realtors and Geoffrey had the best marketing strategy and knowledge of the area. During the process he made selling our home very easy for us. The final transaction with the buyer was very successful and we were very pleased with the outcome."

Mark Alioto

Burlingame

Thanks Geoffrey for your great professionalism, courtesy, and sincerity in all phases of preparing and listing our home for sale. You definitely made us feel that we were being well taken care of throughout the entire process with your instantaneous and sage guidance, advice, and direction. Moreover, it was due to your great network of relationships and clients that you were able to find us a buyer with a great offer without having to even list or show our property! Awesome!! We look forward to working with you again soon.

Michael and Adele Bumbaca

San Mateo

We would just like to express how pleased we were with our house sale experience with our agent Geoffrey Nelson. From the beginning, we felt well taken care of. Geoffrey guided us attentively through each of the processes. From pricing our house, to advice about staging and getting our house ready, to the personal handling of showing our house to sorting and strategizing about the multiple bids, to the final sale - Geoffrey was a key part of getting a great price on our house.

We felt at ease with Geoffrey's down to earth style of working  through the entire process (selling a house can be stressful.) At the same time he was aggressive when he needed to be during the negotiation.  He also provided an array of services for his fee. From beautiful photography of our home to taking a personal interest in the details of staging, we felt Geoffrey really cared as much as we did about getting our house sold in the best possible light. Geoffrey's concept of creating a situation to get multiple bids worked out very well for us.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Geoffrey to anyone looking for an Agent on the peninsula.

Sincerely,

Paul Wang & Sherry Hsieh

Paul Wang & Sherry Hsieh

San Carlos

We had an exceptional experience working with Geoffrey.  He quickly picked up on what we were looking for (a newer contemporary) and identified the perfect house for us (hard to find in Hillsborough), which we were able to see before it officially hit the market.  He provided excellent and honest counsel throughout the process, offering a high level of service – we weren’t just one of many clients – he truly took the time and care when he worked with us – and made the entire process go smoothly.  From market knowledge, to good honest advice, to high service, to being easy to work with, I would highly recommend Geoffrey for anyone looking for a realtor in the Burlingame/Hillsborough market.  Thank you Geoffrey!

 

Ryan Clark

Hillsborough

Geoffrey: We can't thank you enough for all of your expertise, guidance, and patience during this whole process!! You came highly recommended, but we were still surprised at how much personal attention you gave to us first home buyers...especially as we embarked on a not-so-straight-forward journey. We wish you could consult us forever on home design and maintenance, but alas our time has come to let you go! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything. We hope to stay in touch!

Suzanne Kim and Miles Tomlinson

Hillsborough

Thank you, Geoffrey!

You’ve been great throughout and I would love to work with you again. You’ve been very patient, professional and understanding throughout the process. I thought your marketing was exceptional.

Thank you again and congratulations!

 

Traci Link

Operations Team Lead, Graebel Relocation Worldwide