Rhodes and Marylawrence, Berkeley
We found Bobbie to be a wonderful real estate agent- we simply can't praise her enough. Her keen intelligence, effective negotiating skills, unstinting work ethic, strong communication skills, good sense of humor, highly developed aesthetic sense, and great integrity conspired to put us in our dream house (and not, thankfully, the poor house) and we had great fun in the process.
Susan and Jeff, Berkeley
This is a brief note to tell you how truly rewarding my husband and I found our association with Bobbie Giarratana. We approached Bobbie with a difficult task: to help us make a tricky offer for a house we'd fallen in love with in Berkeley. Our offer was contingent on the sale of our home in Menlo Park, as we were unwilling to take out a swing loan. This was unusual in the current real estate market and I think the fact that Bobbie won acceptance of our offer is a tribute to her tact and skill at negotiating. The fact that all the pieces of a rather complex transaction subsequently fell quickly into place is at least in part a tribute to Bobbie's organizational talents and her calm persistence. During the three weeks we'd been given to complete the transaction, Bobbie communicated constantly by phone, e-mail and mail, not only with my husband and me, but with our realtors in Menlo Park and the listing agent in Berkeley. She arranged inspections and provided lists of uniformly exceptional people to help us with all the details of buying, inspecting and insuring a home. Throughout the entire process, I found Bobbie's personal demeanor vastly comforting and reassuring. She was always calm, patient, informative, and straightforward. After talking to Bobbie I always felt the improbable was possible... My husband and I feel that we had the very best experience buyers could hope for. We deeply appreciate Bobbie for her efforts on our behalf.
The Payets, Oakland
You were very conscientious and meticulous ensuring all the details of escrow were going as planned and keeping us on the ball with the time lines set by the purchase contract. If it weren’t for you, I’m sure everything wouldn’t have gone as well as it did. We decided to take a different avenue on financing than you had suggested and we used a friend instead. At first our friend was very accommodating; we believed and trusted his judgment but eventually he was unable to follow through on his commitment. The loan fell through 1 ½ weeks before closing. Lo and behold, Super Bobbie came in and saved the day! You had us back into our original loan, approved, locked and ready to move forward within 24 hours…without hesitation, we plan to use you on all future transactions.
The Mathises, Berkeley
Bobbie: We just wanted to write and let you know how thankful and grateful we are and how much we enjoyed working with you. We appreciated your patience, perseverance and expertise.