Kim Cole Real Estate Testimonials

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Kim Cole and her entire team, including our agent Anna Vutech, did an amazing job helping us walk through the process of finding properties, selecting the right home to fit our needs, and giving tips and advice about how to make the perfect bid unique to the SF Bay Area.

We were juggling the sale of a home in Southern California at the same time as trying to find our new home, and they assisted us every step of the way. After the close of escrow, Kim and Anna went above and beyond by introducing us to some of the contract vendors in the area that they've worked with to give us a jump start on repairs and improvements. Such an excellent experience!

Gary Lake-Schaal

I reached out to Bethe based on a referral and I'm so glad I did.

Bethe was my agent through a three month home buying process and really became attuned with what I was looking for her. She was attentive, accommodating and constantly advocating for what was best with me. Truly wonderful to work with, she took the time to talk me through my options and really help me feel certain about what I was buying.

Justin B.

Kim is amazing.

She went above and beyond to help us find our dream home! If you're looking for a kind, knowledgeable, caring and professional realtor, look no further!

Christina G.

Jonathan was my agent when I was seeking a home.

This is my first time purchase and I am glad to have Jonathan help me! Jonathan is communicative, resourceful, and an incrementalist - as in no pressure to "just buy-buy-buy". He was patient and explained steps along the way. I was most impressed when it came time to create an offer/proposal - I felt so ahead of the game with his help! He was also helpful in thinking ahead based on the property we were looking at and provide his insight on the market trends/potential. Once my offer was accepted he kept me informed of the process, updated me regularly and worked on problems that came up, while maintaining a close working relationship with my loan folks, escrow, and seller.

Jolene L.

Bethe and Kim’s team helped me to find a buyer quickly (pocket listing) and save days of agony of putting my East Bay condo on the market.

These real estate agents know the market really well and can walk you through the pitfalls of local state and city laws (they explained to me the tax transfer rules) as well as new developments in Oakland. Interestingly, Bethe was the one who sold me this condo five years ago. Back then she was on the opposite side from me. Bottom line: if you want to save time and money, if you want to get a great deal in the East Bay, look no further than Kim Cole Real Estate. Pick up the phone or email them now.

Sarah P.

Kim Cole and her team is absolutely amazing.

Buying or selling real estate has a lot of moving pieces and Kim made it incredibly easy. An absolutely flawless execution. She's a magician with matching buyers with sellers. I called her on Monday about selling my condo and she found me a buyer on Thursday. Obviously, results will vary but WOW. When I bought the condo, she was the seller agent and I was so impressed by her that I knew when I went to sell the condo that I would use her. If you are planning on buying or selling in the Jack London Square or Lake Merritt area, you should give Kim a call because she is THE expert for those areas.

Tim W.

We worked with Kim and her team for over a year as our buyer's agent.

They were patient with us through the long process of making many home offers in this competitive market. Kim knows many of the seller's agents gets as much info as possible to make an informed offer.

Jon R.

Marvelous real estate agency.

Dennis W.

I first met Kim and Anna when I spontaneously popped into an open house the city.

Immediately I was impressed by their dedication and knowledge, despite the property being a modest studio and not a fancy money maker, and I invited them to be my real estate agents in my upcoming search. They did their research and found some great properties within my parameters, including the perfect house I ended up buying. Afterwards, they kept in touch and helped me find contractors and other services as I settle into my new home. I can't recommend them enough!

Mari N.

Kim and Beth make for an amazing duo.

Being a developer, Kim helped us work through all the fun hurdles that go into a subdivision project, which there were plenty. She partnered with us to perfect the timing of the project and ensured compliance with state and local laws. Beth was able to pull not 1, but 3 rabbits out of her magical hat and sold the first phase of our project, with all buyers closing on the same day. Pretty tricky in a regular market, but with the shelter in place order from COVID-19, almost impossible. I can't imagine another team that could have pulled this off. I would highly recommend listing any subdivision or condos with Kim Cole Real Estate, they bring the knowledge and the market to your properties.

Patrick M.

Beth is AMAZING!

!! My home was nearing foreclosure and just when I was about to give up I reached out to Beth. I had so much going on in my life and she was more then patient. She was more the a realtor, she was a mediator and a support system . She never once made me feel ashamed of my situation I was in. She moved quick , speaking positive the whole time and got everything rolling. My house was shown the week before Christmas and we got a buyer immediately!! We closed on January 10th! If that’s not a miracle, I don’t know what is. Moral of the story is never give up when your about to lose your home. Just call Beth! She works miracles!!! I know who to call when I’m ready to buy again. Thanks To Beth And Kim Cole real Estate ?

Inez L.

We were fortunate and grateful to have Pamela as our realtor.

Not only she shines with exceptional professional but her candor and service were outstanding. She helped us out to sell our condo and buy a new beautiful home. My husband and I strongly recommend Pam as a realtor and wish her best of luck moving forward.

Zornista L.

Kim and her team are all consummate professionals, and a pleasure to work with.

They made selling our condo as fast and painless as possible, and they stayed on top of all the tiny but critical details so we could focus on our family. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic hit immediately after listing our condo for sale, but they did everything in their power to make things work during such a crazy time, and we were very happy with the results.

Lucas C.

Huge thanks and shout out to Jonathan Payne at Kim Cole Real Estate.

He was the perfect person to be our agent. Jonathan is incredibly knowledgeable about East Bay neighborhoods and had rich detail about all the little pockets in Oakland. He was in tune with our desires from practical to design, and helped us focus. He never rushed us and was able to apply a critical eye and his experience to potential properties. His relationships in the industry were helpful when talking to listing brokers. He handled the COVID restrictions deftly and with expertise. He also made the process fun in a hyper-competitive and stressful market. He actually enjoys looking at houses! We can't thank him enough for getting us into our new home.

Juan R.

The home buying process is so overwhelming, but the moment I met Kim, the pieces started falling into place, and the "hurdles" became opportunities to evaluate, renegotiate, and find a way forward.

Kim was at the center of it all, talking and walking me through the possibilities. I ended up purchasing a fantastic, two-year-old property $30k+ below the list price in the Bay Area. I am now in my new space with new energy and a new sense of self, and I owe much of this to Kim, her reliable and fantastic team (I bow down to you, Valerie!), and her network of talented lenders, escrow officers, carpenters, painters, and more. The once insurmountable task of finding a new home is now accomplished (!!!), and it took a small village, no less. Thank you, Kim and team, for helping me find a space to become a place to call home. You've done amazing work within these walls, of both my home *and* my heart. I am forever changed and grateful.

Tara G.

The home buying process is so overwhelming, but the moment I met Kim, the pieces started falling into place—and the “hurdles” became opportunities to evaluate, renegotiate, and find a way forward.

Kim was at the center of it all, talking and walking me through the possibilities. I ended up purchasing a fantastic, two-year-old property $30k+ below the list price in the Bay Area. I am now in my new space with new energy and a new sense of self, and I owe much of this to Kim, her reliable and fantastic team (I bow down to you, Valerie!), and her network of talented lenders, escrow officers, carpenters, painters, and more. The once insurmountable task of finding a new home is now accomplished (!!!), and it took a small village, no less. Thank you, Kim and team, for helping me find a space to become a place to call home. You’ve done amazing work within these walls, of both my home *and* my heart. I am forever changed and grateful.

Tara G.

Kim helped us sell our home quickly at a very challenging time.

She helped us get our condo ready for the market in a very short amount of time with her team of home improvement specialists. She knew what parts of our home needed improvements to appeal to buyers, and she has a very good sense of how to use the internet and social media to market a home. She is very sharp and responsive and has a positive vibe and the calm demeanor that is so important during stressful events such as real estate transactions. I highly recommend Kim.

Cecilia G.

I really feel like Kim and Kellen gave us the white glove treatment from the beginning through the end of our difficult house purchasing process.

They really honed in on the typed of house we were looking for and really helped us focus our search in the right areas. Both Tracey and I are new to the area, so their insights into the current market were invaluable to our search. After finding the perfect house, we were struck with a double whammy having to deal with both covid and the complexities of closing on a house in probate. I could never fully say how fantastic and supportive Kim and Kellen were through this process. They gave us excellent advice, answered all of our questions, super responsive, and pushed the paper work through the process. We could never express our appreciation enough... So, if you are looking for a professional team that knows the market and provides top notch customer service, look no further than Kim Cole Real Estate.

Marco M.

Kim was great to work with.

D.W.

Huge thanks and shout outs to Jonathan Payne at Kim Cole Real Estate.

He was the perfect person to be our agent. Jonathan is incredibly knowledgeable about East Bay neighborhoods and had rich detail about all the little pockets in Oakland. He was in tune with our desires from practical to design, and helped us focus. He never rushed us and was able to apply a critical eye and his experience to potential properties. His relationships in the industry were helpful when talking to listing brokers. He handled the COVID restrictions deftly and with expertise. He also made the process fun in a hyper-competitive and stressful market. He actually enjoys looking at houses! We can't thank him enough for getting us into our new home.

Juan R.

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