Kim Cole Real Estate Testimonials

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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.

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 handled our very complicated set of residential real estate transactions with skill, grace, serenity, and a great strategic mind.

We had to sell quickly, buy, set up a “tenants in common” agreement, and deal with complicated San Francisco and Oakland real estate rules. At each turn, Kim gave us great advice. She is unmatched in Oakland and a great asset throughout the Bay Area. If you need to get the job done quickly—and well—go to Kim. (She’s also very civic-minded and involved in the community so you'll feel extra good about working with her.)

Ingrid Embree

As a first time home buyer I was nervous going into the process, David's remarkable professionalism and friendliness did a lot to help me through the journey.

We found David at an open house he was hosting, the place wasn't right for us, but he certainly was. He worked with us at our pace, and was clear and honest about the nature of the current market. He made time to be with us for showings, and let us dream while we figured our exactly what would work for us. In the middle of our search, we took a break to have our first child! It was amazing to have someone in this industry who took an indefinite pause in-stride and with grace. We reached out when we were ready and he was right back in our corner, helping us find the perfect spot with everything we needed. His knowledge of the market and recommendations are second to none! If I was picking a single word to describe Mr. Harlins it would be "cool". His sincerity, tact, and motorcycle are all very him, and very cool. I look forward to working with him again someday (but not too soon)!

Nathanael Lierly

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.

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.

Marvelous real estate agency.

Dennis W.

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 have been incredibly patient, courteous, and helpful through the whole process.

Kim's experience and expertise were invaluable assets to my partner and I in finding our forever home, and we couldn't be happier, or recommend her enough! 10/10

paulsohi

Highly likely to recommend | 5.

0 Report a problem 9/26/2023 - paulsohi Bought a home in 2023. Local knowledge Process expertise Responsiveness Negotiation skills Kim and her team have been incredibly patient, courteous, and helpful through the whole process. Kim's experience and expertise were invaluable assets to my partner and I in finding our forever home, and we couldn't be happier, or recommend her enough! 10/10 Highly likely to recommend | 5.0 Report a problem 6/23/2023 - ingridembree Bought and sold a home in 2023. Local knowledge Process expertise Responsiveness Negotiation skills Kim handled our very complicated set of residential real estate transactions with skill, grace, serenity, and a great strategic mind. We had to sell quickly, buy, set up a “tenants in common”agreement, and deal with complicated San Francisco and Oakland real estate rules. At each turn, Kim gave us great advice. She is unmatched in Oakland, and a great asset throughout the Bay Area. If you need to get the job done quickly—and well—go to Kim. (She’s also very civic-minded and involved in the community so you'll feel extra good about working with her.)

ingridembree

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.

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 and her team were wonderful to work with while selling our condo in Oakland.

They were very communicative through the whole process and made the sale very easy. Highly recommend!

pateldevika89

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 was great to work with.

D.W.

"If we have to start from the end, Sheila will be quarterbacking all our projects going forward.

To start from the beginning, we did not know Sheila, yet there was also something genuine and straight-forward about her that was very interesting. Once she took over the project, we were most impressed with three things: 1. Sheila's attention to details 2. Sheila's communication - is responsive, complete and solution-oriented. (when a problem or situation came up, not only did she update us but also had recommended solutions - not very common). 3. Her database of resources to get a task done. When we put our property on the market, the market had taken a downturn - the road was bumpy and long. Sheila never lost her focus and energy in regard to the task at hand. She helped position our house in the market for the best possible outcome. I highly recommend her and you will be doing yourself a favor to get her on your team. Sheila is a true professional."

Pradeep

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.

"Sangay was an absolute delight to work with.

She met tight deadlines to get my property listed and rented during an off-season period. I couldn’t have asked for someone more communicative, professional, and thorough and would readily recommend her to friends and family.”

Aishani

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dave is the best.

He helped us find our first home, and we are so happy with where we ended up. The market is so competitive and intense in the Bay, but Dave knows this market so well that he helped us feel at ease and comfortable with the process. He was available any time we needed to answer questions or make a jump on a home offer. I should note too that not only did Dave help us find our first home, but the home we bought was the very first offer we made, in no small part due to Dave's hard work. We couldn't be happier with our home and with our choice to work with Dave.

Andrew Albright

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 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.

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.

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