Susan & Ron Rothenberg's Client Testimonials
"Ron and Susan stood by us all the way during the difficult 2009 - 2012 housing market, and were consistently encouraging, helpful and realistic. They showed us how to stage our home to best advantage, helped us get it ready to sell and were always very responsive and generous with their time and knowledge. They prepared a fabulous video and brochure of our home with wonderful photos. They followed up in detail with every prospective buyer's realtor and kept us fully informed of the feedback. They take extraordinary care with every detail of the real estate transaction and go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service. We felt complete confidence that our home sale would proceed smoothly, and thanks to the fact that they are extremely hard working and highly skilled at working with all kinds of people, it went without a hitch. They are truly among the most exceptional professionals we have had the pleasure to work with. We would recommend them without reservation to anyone seeking to purchase or sell a home in the East Bay market."
David and Abbey Cook, Lafayette, CA -- 2012
"Ron and Susan make a great team. They are both highly knowledgeable and professional. When we were in process of moving from out of state to the Lamorinda area, we found them to be very well informed about the school system and all the area has to offer. This was a great help to us in our overall decision process. During the process of finding a new home, Ron and Susan were attentive to every question, knew every detail and nuance of the buying process and the local area. It was impossible to stump them, having dealt with realtors in other areas of the country, our family can firmly say the Rothenbergs are the most professional and best we have seen. Even after seeing an initial 10 homes, Ron was able to understand our needs and do triage on finding the next set of homes to show us on a subsequent visit.
Ron & Susan have lived in this area for many years & have raised their own children in this area. It was very comforting to be with a real estate team who understands the neighborhoods, schools, and all that the surrounding towns have to offer. After looking at many listings, Ron was able to show us a home that had not yet made it to the MLS. This just shows what an incredible finger they have on the pulse of the community. We are proud to now call it our home. I highly recommend Team Rothenberg. They are professional, kind, and a pleasure to work with. If you are looking for a home in the Lamorinda area, you won't find a better realtor to fit your needs."
Noel and Kristin Freeman, Lafayette, CA -- 2012
"My wife and I couldn't have been more happy working with Ron & Susan Rothenberg. I could go on and on about their level of experience and professionalism, but what really mattered to me is that I knew I could trust them. It's so much more to them than just closing a business deal, they really care about all parties involved and have their clients best interests at heart. I have no hesitation in recommending them."
Lance Swanson, Managing Partner and Fund Manager, Diablo Vista Capital Partners -- 2011
"My sister referred me to Team Rothenberg because I needed help relocating from San Francisco to Lafayette. The property that I wanted had 7 offers, including mine and I was unable to go too far over asking price. Ron helped me to make my offer more attractive with many other suggestions that ended up with me getting my dream home even though I was not the highest bidder. Ron's a real pro and after working with a real estate professional who was mediocre on the sale of my home in San Francisco, it was such an amazing difference. The transaction on my purchase with Team Rothenberg was smooth and expedient. When it comes to real estate, working with people who know what they are doing ultimately saves time and dollars, not to mention the reduced stress. I highly recommend them!"
C. Schoenheide, Lafayette, CA -- 2012
"We had difficulties selling our home with another real estate agent in the recent market selling our house. After a great deal of consideration, we contacted Team Rothenberg. It was the best decision we could have made. Ron and Susan are incredible professionals who handled the marketing and sale of our house with an uncanny understanding of the market. They navigated through sales complications flawlessly and handled even the most difficult issues perfectly. The house was sold within a month. Not only did they work with the best staging companies in the area to present our home in the most favorable manner, but they have a good understanding of what needs to be done to close a deal successfully. We wish we knew about them earlier. It would have saved us almost a year of frustration. They are both utterly honest, knowledgeable, and hard working -- the best real estate team in the Bay Area."
F. Schlatter, MD, Lafayette, CA -- 2012
"Ron and Susan are truly exceptional agents and they make a great team. I hired Ron based on some extensive Internet research, but did not know him previously. My wife and I could not have been happier with our decision to hire Team Rothenberg and they found us a great house. Historically, I have not had a great experience with real estate agents, but Ron and Susan are truly value added partners in the real estate process. They are extremely responsive at all hours of the day. They provided sound, thoughtful advice but understood that it was ultimately our decision to make (they aren't simply trying to earn a fee). They were extremely smart and detailed in guiding us through every step of the real estate process. And their knowledge of the the local markets, what drives real estate value and how to execute a negotiation was exceptional. I can't say enough good things about them...best agents in Lamorinda hands down!"
T. Barber, Lafayette, CA -- 2012
"Ron and Susan helped us sell our home in Lafayette. I've worked with may realtors in the past, and I have to say that the Rothenberg team is by far the best, with others being a distant second. Not only were they able to sell our home before the open house with multiple offers, but the closing price ended up being above the asking price. Something that surpised my wife and I. Their professionalism and integrity by far exceeds anything I've experienced in the past. I moved out to NY, so everything had to be done remotely. It was a painless process. Rom helped us coordiante all logistics, while physically being at the property each time. We definitely enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend the Rothenberg team. Rest assured you will be in good hands!!!"
J. Xiong, Lafayette, CA -- 2012
"Thank you both again for doing such a wonderful job for us in selling our home. We would never hesitate to refer you to any of our friends in need of excellent real estate agents. You two are the best! You both exude total confidence, trust and knowledge....you did not cause us a moment of hesitation!"
Judy and Frank DeCarbonel, 45+ year residents of Lafayette -- 2012
"Ron, Susan and their team provide a comprehensive, very professional approach to residential real estate valuation, marketing, make-ready, contract negotiation, and deal closure. Ron has an MBA in marketing. Susan absolutely has her finger on the pulse of cost effective street appeal, and both of them know the Lafayette market intimately and have no realistic competitor in its vicinity. Their team cheerfully and capably shepherds all details and processes to successful conclusion. Their integrity is unquestionable and they are painfully conscientious. We have both bought a home for which they were listing agents and sold that home with them as listing agents. I believe that they obtained the best possible price for the seller within time parameters set by the owner in both instances (during both the market peak in the first instance and the market bottom in the latter) and always remained focused on getting the deal done, despite the inevitable emotionalism of both buyers and sellers in a residential real estate transaction. Every member of the team is continuously available by e-mail, text and cell phone and the client always knows who is on the pitcher's mound for the team and who is fielding the fly balls. I recommend them without reservation and am an experienced homeowner, having bought and sold seven homes."
James Florey, MD and Pat Gary, MD -- 2010
"I worked with Susan Rothenberg about ten years ago and she was the most professional, poised, and service-driven real estate agent I have ever met. She handled a very difficult situation (made difficult by us!) with great professionalism and care. She is an extremely ethical person that makes sure everything works out well for everyone. I have recommended her to others often and upon seeing her name, wanted to do the reader of this review a favor by recommending the best in the business. Have met many good real estate agents, but she is the best."
Mark, Lafayette, CA -- 2012
"Thank you for your excellent work in helping me sell my Lafayette home, and for your wise advice. There wasn't one time when I thought your suggestions were off the mark--they were always astute. Your staging and marketing was extremely effective. "
David Johnson, Faculty member at Diablo Valley College -- 2011
“You have dotted all the "I"s and crossed all the "T"s from the inception to the completion of this transaction. I am a stickler for detail and have appreciated greatly your consistently outstanding performance. You are the BEST!”
Bert Gilling, MD, Anesthesiologist, John Muir Medical Center
“Ron and Susan were able to sell our home in a very difficult market. Ron has a tremendous wealth of marketing experience and understands how to market and sell real estate. He is also a very creative photographer which helped in the development of a gorgeous online presentation and brochure to help attract interest in our home. I highly recommend them.”
Michael Kuller, President and CEO of All-Star Oxygen Services, Concord, CA
“Ron is an expert real estate agent who demonstrated rare integrity during the early stages of the market decline. He was candid about what he was seeing in the marketplace and did not sugarcoat his opinions about the risks that I was evaluating in various properties. I recommend him highly.”
Charles Park, Chief Compliance Officer (US Funds) at Barclays Global Investors, San Francisco
“From top technology for accurate pricing and property exposure, to qualifying the buyer and closing the deal, the Rothenberg’s didn’t miss a beat. We’ve worked with many realtors in several property transactions, but they were by far the best.”
Michael and Janet Verlander, Owners of Prima Restaurant, Walnut Creek
“We picked Susan many years ago because we needed someone who knew Lafayette -- and we weren’t disappointed. We’ve now bought/sold six homes with Susan. She would be the first person we would call if we were ever to sell again!”
Victoria and Alan Bjerke, Lafayette, CA
“Ron brings a truly unique expertise to his work. He not only understands real estate; he also provides detailed financial models to support his analyses. Ron was thoughtful, creative and active during a difficult economy. On a personal level, he is even-keeled, optimistic and incredibly responsive. His energy and determination was remarkable, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.”
Christopher Vejnoska, Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Law Firm, San Francisco
“The Rothenberg’s were certainly a class act! They were patient and comprehensive with their recommendations for selling our home. Their highly professional marketing… from thoughtful staging, high quality brochures, dynamic advertising, and really effective internet marketing…resulted in us receiving three offers well over our asking price. Their professional and efficient work made it all go so smoothly. Ron and Susan are simply the best professionals in real estate!”
Michael Trupiano, COO of July Systems, Sante Fe, New Mexico
“I first contacted Ron by email after looking at the Rothenbergs’ website. The response I received was rapid, thorough, engaging, and intuitive. Over the next few months, as my husband and I began working with him, we found out that those four characteristics are consistent attributes of his. We very much enjoyed house hunting with Ron, and truly appreciated the way he and Susan took care of us. Team Rothenberg would definitely be our first choice were we ever to move again.”
Melissa Owens, MD, Obstetrics, Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley
“Susan and Ron are so professional. Their integrity is off the charts! We always refer our friends, family and associates to them, knowing they will be taken care of by the best in the business.”
Dale Richardson, Sales VP, Ameritox
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