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Off Market Hillsborough Listing

Working with Andrew was an absolute pleasure. His professionalism, knowledge, gracious demeanor, and respect amongst industry peers eased the process for all concerned. We had to confront an uncertain time frame for putting our house on the market. This would have presented logistic issues for most agents, but Andrew was adaptive to our changing needs/whims/ideas and remained engaged throughout a protracted process. When we were finally ready, we opted to show the house off-market. Andrew's contacts and marketing strategy for this approach fielded numerous buyers which resulted in multiple offers at a competitive asking price. As we look back on the experience, Andrew's personal integrity was a constant; recommending and managing vendors, adjusting timelines, honest communication, sound insightful counsel, and on-demand availability to show the house to prospective buyers. Even after closing, he worked with us and the new owners and their agent through a lengthy rent-back until they took possession. Andrew is simply in a league of his own in this industry.
— Marinelli Family

Marinelli Family |
Seller |
Hillsborough

Hillsborough Estate

Andrew and his team did an amazing job selling our estate in Hillsborough.  He and his team helped us with every part of the process - from preparation, market assessment, staging and the execution of the entire sales process.  We could not have been happier with the work he and his team did for us.

 

Mike & Abby Smerklo |
Seller |
Hillsborough

I want to thank you for all the work you put into the sale of 933

I want to try to describe how helpful you were to me personally in this whole process.  I felt as if I had someone I could count on.  Let me explain. 

Right from the start I knew your approach was to call everything as you saw it.  I so appreciated that from the beginning, you told us honestly that the house was not for everyone and that especially the younger buyer would be inclined to make many major changes.  Preparing us for that reality made the process feel both more unsettling (because I didn't want them to change the character of the house), but also helped me to see the need to reduce the price to cover the expenditures such changes would incur.  

Furthermore, you were the one that was here the weekend that the dream offer was received and you got everything lined up so beautifully and handled it with so much conviction. Your ongoing communication about the buyers, both about their style and their process, settled me down and got me ready to feel good about selling to them. I suspect my mother would be very happy to know that this is the family that will be living in 'her' house.

Thank you for easing this process.  It can be a very emotional one, especially when it was so tied up with our mother's life. You are a very fine realtor and I know you will be very successful in this community. 

 

Diana S |
Seller |
Hillsborough

Recent sale and purchase

When my husband and I were on the market to purchase a home in San Mateo, Andrew came to us highly recommended by our family members who have worked with him. When we met Andrew, we were immediately impressed by his professionalism, expertise in the real estate market, and responsiveness.  While all of these attributes are important for anyone you work with, what set Andrew apart from others was his trustworthiness and attention to detail.  He was always two to three steps in front of us and guided us on our decision making process.  Andrew went above and beyond to find resources and services which in the end resulted in the same of our home.  In looking for a new home, Andrew went out of his way to identify potential properties, provided expertise on the local market, and finally helped us purchase a home which we are extremely happy with.  I would highly recommend Andrew if you are looking for someone who is the best in their field. We look forward to working with Andrew Greenman again in the future.



 

Liz & Tri Nguyen |
Seller & Buyer |
San Mateo

Off Market Hillsborough Opportunity

Andrew helped us in our search for a rental property. His persistence paid off and he secured a beautiful off market property in Hillsborough for our family.  It was a pleasure to work with him and we recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent in the area.

Ram Family |
Renter |
Hillsborough

Repeat Hillsborough Lease

It is a pleasure to have had Andrew at our side in the leasing process of our Hillsborough home. He is professional, knowledgeable, timely and extraordinarily helpful with the tiniest of details. The results are quick and efficient….we cannot thank him enough.

Susan & David Ferro |
Landlord |
Hillsborough

Trust Sale

Andrew was a complete joy to work with. He was calm, warm, thoughtful, and knowledgeable at every stage of the process. He listened to our concerns and promptly responded to our requests. His realistic answers to our questions established the trusting relationship that developed between us. Selling one’s childhood home in the wake of our mother’s death had all the makings of a painful experience, and yet, because Andrew was kind and perceptive, he made our task lighter by his presence and what seemed to us a genuine interest in selling our mother’s property, not exclusively for profit but to meet our needs as clients to find buyers for whom our mother’s house would become their family home. Andrew is smart, experienced, and especially good with people, buyers as well as sellers. He sees the large picture—in the housing market but also in the architecture of one’s home.

My sister and I found him to be consistently reliable, clear, honest, organized, friendly, kind, genuine and principled. When it came time to sign contracts, he made the relevant issues clear. Overall, the process of selling our house was an intense but pleasurable experience. 

 

R.B. |
Seller |
Hillsborough

Written for Gentry 40 under 40 edition Feb 2012

In my 20 years experience as a hobbyist developer and perennial home buyer, I must say that Andrew's skills at gracious, honest communication and negotiation combined with his knowledge of the market and marketing skills put him in the all star league of real estate professionals.  Our home was a diamond in the rough, and Andrew brought meaningful recommendations and reputable contractors to quickly update  the house to where it attracted the perfect buyers at the right price.

 

 

 

Paul Armstrong |
President & CEO, earthbath |
Hillsborough

Seller & Buyer in Hillsborough and San Mateo

I have known Andrew Greenman since 2011. He helped sell my family home in Hillsborough and purchase my current home. He also helped sell my Sisters Condo in 2013-14. In each case he did a fabulous job. He takes the time to get to know his clients and do what's best for them. He helps make a difficult situation better.

Frank Bonner |
Seller & Buyer |
Hillsborough

Our listing produced overwhelming interest

We were newlyweds and were ready to make a move. We contacted Andrew Greenman because of his experience and reputation in representing buyers and sellers in our neighborhood. His confident demeanor and preparedness immediately put us at ease as he educated us on the home selling process. We loved the fact that he really spent the time to understand our goals and our vision before making a proposal and producing an accompanying timeline. All decisions were ours, but Andrew’s vast experience helped us set priorities and ensured we did what was required and in the appropriate timeframes. Here is where Andrew’s work ethic and professionalism absolutely shine: With our approval, Andrew reduced our stress by handling the appointments and minor issues, all while keeping us well informed of the latest happenings. This kept the process fluid and allowed us to focus on the major required items, issues, and appointments, all the way through to close. Andrew happily navigated and managed vendors for us to ensure our goals would be met and timelines kept and in the end, they were!

Selling a home rarely goes perfectly, but we are ecstatic to have had Andrew working for us as he was instrumental in making the process painless. Our listing produced overwhelming interest, a testament to Andrew’s ability to prepare and market our property in a dynamic marketplace. We are extremely satisfied with Andrew and we truly believe he is in an elite class. Our outcome speaks for itself!

 

Derrick & Yegan |
Seller |
San Mateo

First Time Buyer

As a new home buyer, I had no idea what the process was let alone my loan options. Knowing Andrew helped family friends during emotional times, I immediately felt comfortable with disclosing my lack of knowledge and willingness to learn. Andrew not only connected me to a kind and nurturing lender, he exhibits the same traits. Andrew is thoughtful, caring, genuine, and mindful of his clients’ best interests. He clearly strives to help his clients understand the changing market, ensuring expectations and experiences are realistic and positive. Andrew sincerely enjoys helping people find the right home, not just from a budgetary perspective but where clients can easily call their next house, “a home”.

 

Sunshine Bruce |
Buyer |
San Mateo