Local Real Estate Reviews & Client Testimonials:
Bernard & Joyce – Santa Clara, Ca:
Dave was our agent when we bought our house in Santa Clara. Dave kept us calm through a really stressful time: there were practically no houses for sale in the neighborhood, there was stiff competition between buyers, there were sellers with strange demands, our mortgage company was a source of misery and suffering. Eventually, after bids on many houses, we found the place that was right for us. Dave helped us get the place at a fair price, and even prevented us from overbidding. We thought he was a great negotiator, and he pulled together with our mortgage broker to reduce the pain of the loan approval process. He always returned our calls, he was easy to talk and work with. He knew the area and the market. Sorry, only positive things to say here. Thanks, Dave, for helping us through that hellish time, saving us from overspending and getting us into our happy home!
Nino & Sylvie Sarkosh: International Clients buying Bay Area Real Estate:
Dear Lilian and Team,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for all your help.
As you know, we were keen to enter the US property market and only had a small window of two weeks to do this in. In this time, you were able to show us some lovely properties that met our specifications and we were lucky enough to be able to buy one of them. The real estate market and the process involved in the US is very different to that in Australia. However, you made the entire process so easy and everything ran smoothly.
On our return to Australia, we left the management of the property in your very capable hands, without any hesitation. You were able to secure a good tenant for the property and attended to any minor repairs that were needed. We are very grateful for your prompt response to any queries we had. Communication with your office was top notch!
Once we were ready to sell the property, you and your office were fabulous with:
- cleaning up the property, evaluation (CMA
- attending to any minor repairs that were needed
- facilitating free staging
- arranging for the property to be advertised at MLS and on social media
Once again, we are very grateful for all your hard work, the professionalism displayed and prompt communication. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in referring new clients to your firm, especially any potential Australian clients!
If we enter the US real estate market again, we know exactly where to go!
Alejandro A. – Santa Cla a & San Fracisco, Ca
We used Synoptic REG to sell a house in Santa Clara and it went as smooth as I could have asked. David along with his support at the office were spot on with their advice and managed our expectations exceptionally well. We sold our house quickly and over asking.
After such a pleasant experience the first time, we decided to use David as our broker to buy a house in SF. I assumed this was going be challenging considering the state of the market. Again, David and Synoptic were there every step of the way. And when i say every step, I am referring to the thoughtful answers given to all of my questions, concerns, curiosities, and showing up to deal with the seller’s broker, inspectors, etc.
I have nothing but confidence after working with David at Synoptic on two huge transactions for my family. None of us would hesitate to use them again.
Christopher P. – New Orleans, LA:
I went looking for an agent to help me with the purchase of a duplex in SF late last year. My prior experiences as both buyer and seller were unnecessarily stressful so I asked an acquaintance for a referral and retained David C. I’ll spare you the details except to say he dropped what he was doing on a handful of occasions to get my transaction closed in less than 30 days. The seller needed to settle before year end, I was working on assignment out of state, the seller was in another state as well, and David pretty much turned himself inside out to get the thing closed. David is low key, diligent and highly recommended.
Laura L. – Los Gatos, CA
David and his team did an outstanding job helping us sell our house. They did everything – sent out postcards, held a special open house for our neighbors, posted the listing everywhere, got the house on the local realtor tour. Plus they managed all the inspections and stuff – we didn’t have to do anything. We ended up with multiple offers as a result of David’s marketing strategy. He negotiated a sweet deal for us and I’m more than happy. I can’t recommend him highly enough…plus, he’s such a nice guy!
Ryan M. Chico, CA
When I recruited David to help us sell our home, I had no idea how much support and information he was going to provide us during the entirety of this transaction. From David’s initial honest dialogue to his ability to put in layman’s terms the procedures that were occurring to his post sale follow-up, his character was truly reflective, and definitive, as stalwart, and honorable.
One particular event worth recalling was when the buyers seemed to be a lock to purchase our home and we were quite content to deal solely with them, David worked diligently with his other potential buyers to show the house and ultimately got a higher back-up offer as cushion in the defensible preparation against any potentially unfortunate occurrences that may have prevented the buyers from purchasing our home.
Additionally, I appreciated David’s tact & demeanor while dealing with the buyer’s agent. He was cordial, polite and never said anything negative about her ethics (especially when I questioned him on her tactics and experience) nor her abilities.
I would be hard pressed to not believe that David Castellanos would excel in any endeavor he pursued and, thankfully for us, he chose to be our realtor.
Brian Q. – Sunnyvale, CA
I worked with David from Synoptic on buying our house in Almaden. David was very patient with us and I never felt like David was trying to close a sale. He always reminded us that we were buying our home and to not rush, even though this meant more work for David. David earned every penny of his commission as it took us a long time to find the perfect home. I will use David again!
Scott R. – El Dorado Hills, CA
I used Synoptic Real Estate Group to assist in the sale and document coordination of my home. The home was valued at nearly $2M, so I was initially a little nervous about using someone I hadn’t worked with before, but they ended up far exceeding my expectations. They had a very high level of customer service, knowledge of the real estate markets and ended up getting the price I wanted. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer them to anyone I know.