Marcus C. & Family
Estate planning/sales can be very intimidating and emotionally draining especially when it comes to the Family. Because we were from out of the San Francisco area, we needed to do a thorough search for such a real estate professional who could be trusted and lead from afar. From our "short list" we decided to take a chance on Rubi Kawamura of Coldwell Banker.
Even before we had contracted with her, she did a thorough study of the comps in the surrounding area and an itemized schedule of may or may not happen in the sale of such an important property. There was absolutely no pressure from her just more educational and a little hand holding of which was most important to me and my Family at the time.
The timing and sale of our property went seamless from start to finish with Rubi guiding and communicating with us all through the beginning [IE- Staging (optional) + Thanks also to Karen Ling of KA Interiors for her consultation] through the endless documents (IE- Termite Inspection/Construction to Close of Escrow).
It couldn't have been a better experience!
A year later, another Family property presented itself. This one involved multi- Families and personalities. We suggested Rubi to the Family with the same outstanding result.
As of today, Rubi is not only a Friend but still my/our adviser in matters of real estate especially when it comes to the Bay Area.
Many Thanks for her enthusiasm, time and energy for doing this.
A few years ago my wife and I decided to relocate from our long-time single-family residence in the Outer Richmond due to my retirement. We knew Rubi a bit and explored our options with her. From then on the experience could not have been better! She guided us through the entire process -- house improvement, permits, list price, marketing, presentation, bidding, closing -- with expertise, efficiency, good cheer, and ultimate success. We were especially impressed with her knowledge of the local market, her wise strategic advice, and her boundless enthusiasm. Five stars, without reservation. If you're thinking of selling your home in San Francisco, talk to Rubi!
I am very impressed with Rubi's expertise as a Realtor. She is very organized, professional and very helpful. Always friendly and happy. I love that about Rubi. In selling my house, she always keeps me inform of what's next, what's done and always answers question in a timely manner. As busy as Rubi is, she never puts me off. That is a great customer service. She is an award-winning top Realtor for the past few years in a row, and I can see why. I would definitely call Rubi for all my house selling/buying. She is also very efficient in notarizing documents.
Rubi has been helping us finding a perfect place for two years. She is very knowledgeable and reliable. She is also very fast to do every task. If I need a help again I would definitely call her.
Rubi helped me to obtain my life time dream of owning property in San Francisco. On my modest, single income I never thought it would be possible. My condo was a short sale and a difficult, complicated and lengthy transaction that lasted over 6 months. Rubi was very knowledgeable about the short sale process, hardworking and proactive. She kept me informed for the entire duration of the sale and always got back to me in a timely manner. What I really appreciated about Rubi is that - unlike many realtors - she is a straight talker. She is extremely honest and was always transparent with all information. Even if the news was not positive, she would relay that to me anyway, and never once led me on or gave me false hopes. Over four years later I am still happily living in my condo. Sometimes I pinch myself because I still can't believe I live here. Rubi helped me obtain the near-impossible, and I will feel gratitude to her for the rest of my life. Even years after the sale was complete, Rubi still continued to keep in touch and helped me when I was experiencing some issues with the HOA. She did not 'owe' me anything at this point, nor was she paid a cent, yet she continued to be very helpful and always called back when she said she would. I highly recommend Rubi, she is a person with a strong work ethic and really goes the extra mile for her clients.