“We feel so very fortunate to have found Pamela and Don Colombana. They made a difficult first-time home purchase incredibly smooth, helping us find and then evaluate homes that matched our essential criteria. Once we found the right one, they helped us come out on top of an eight-party bidding war. While in the contract phase they walked us through each document, inspection, and contingency ensuring our security. Pamela and Don recommended sound contractors for needed repairs, whose work we are thrilled with. They are professional, diligent, warm, and made sure we were comfortable each step of the process. They continue to check in on us and offer any help required, even after our close has been completed. They truly go above and beyond on behalf of their clients. ” Evan and Jennifer S.
We feel truly LUCKY to have found Pamela and Don. They totally nailed it — in every imaginable way — in helping us find and successfully bid on our “forever home!” To this day, long after the close they are continuing to help us get settled in by recommending contractors for improvements and fixes. Pamela and Don are super knowledgeable, skilled, and they LOVE what they do, and it SHOWS! They are also true masters of the local market, buyer/agent dynamics, how to put in a competitive offer, all the way to the much less fun mind-numbing disclosures and paperwork. Importantly, they also know how to be blunt, tough, hard-nosed, and competitive as required and in order to help their clients win, all without straying from being super sweet and pleasant people. Every now and then we check local listings to see if something comes up that would have been a stronger fit and/or better value — nothing comes close!
My daughter and I first met Pamela at an open house last year, she was professional and friendly. I was not “in the market “ for a new home at that point, but was impressed with her positive attitude.
Many months later I contacted her for assistance in selling my home. This is when I realized that she and Don were true to their word. They give 110%, taking care of every last detail, are available day and night;
you will feel like you are their only client.
As a side note, my three grandkids adore her.
I would not hesitate to recommend them and I’m sure I will be writing another “note” when I find my next home very soon.
“Pamela and Don represented us as buyers and did a great job on a difficult transaction. In the end, we got our dream house but it was not without some bumps along the way. This was especially important as we were buying a beautiful but older house. The sellers had grown up in the house and their parents were now gone. Pamela and Don helped us arrive at a valuation that made sense to us and convince the sellers that it was a fair deal. We would not have thought to ask for a sewer inspection and it turned out that the sewer line was blocked. Fortunately, when the report was presented to the seller, they agreed to have it fixed. We love our new-to-us house!”
“Pamela and Don were incredible to work with. They respected our budget, searched tirelessly for leads for us, networked with other agents, previewed houses, and helped us close on a house that was very competitive (5 other offers) using their experience and savvy. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking in the greater East Bay. “
“I’d highly recommend Pamela and Don as real estate agents. Highly, highly recommend. They make a fantastic team as they balance each other well and bring different strengths to the table. I felt that we received undivided attention from as we looked for just the right home for over a year. During this time, we’ve come to trust their guidance and appreciate their patience. After we found a home, and it came time to advocate for us, they were up for the challenge. I sincerely appreciate the work that they put in for our family, and given the chance, I’d work with them again.”
“Pamela and Don are fabulous brokers. They really took the time and interest to understand our needs and constraints. They worked tirelessly to provide as many options as possible. Emails and phone calls were exchanged cheerfully at all hours of the day and night. We ended up with the perfect home for ourselves. Pamela and Don can be credited not only with brokering the transaction but also in guiding us toward a great lender. High praise and recommendation for these lovely, highly experienced, and principled people. “
“I am extremely grateful for Pamela and Don Colombana and their assistance with the sale of my parents’ home. They recommended the most cost-effective renovations to make the house shine for buyers. The house sold very quickly and they provided exceptional guidance during the negotiation process. They are very knowledgeable and were great advocates for my real estate circumstances and goals. I would highly recommend Pamela and Don for any real estate transaction.”
“Pamela and Don just helped us to buy our first home, beating out 15 other offers. They are the most wonderful real estate agents we could have ever asked for! They were always available for showings, questions and anything else we needed. They were SO responsive and often just called us to check in and see how we were feeling about things. When we weren’t sure which way to go on certain homes they were patient and helped us think through all aspects. They are now more like family to us and we couldn’t recommend them more highly. While we are relieved that the house search is over, we are sad that we won’t be seeing them every weekend!”
“Basically, Pamela and Don are amazing. If you are buying a home (or selling) I would definitely meet with them. They think of everything and it really put my mind at ease that we could trust our agent. I’ve heard from so many friends that their agents didn’t do anything but it felt like Don and Pamela were psychics anticipating all of our needs and worries. I definitely recommend them.”