Buyer Broker, Residential, Residential Investment, REO, Short Sale, Foreclosure, Probate, Single Family Homes, Townhomes
In the past few years, my focus has been in the distresssed real estate market which include short sales and bank-owned properties. I have successfully negotiated dozens of short sales in the past several years and also specialize in listing bank owned properties.
Having been a real estate investor, appraiser and broker for the past several years, I have the experience necessary to help my clients achieve their goals. Whether you are looking to sell your home through short sale or traditional means, buying your first home or investment property, I have the track record to help you achieve the results you are looking for.
Mike is truly an amazing agent. He is able to offer solid advice because of his knowledge and experience in the real estate market. He does what is necessary to get the job done and handles everything in a very professional manner. I would trust Mike with my next real estate transaction.
Alexandra M. Sepulveda, Attorney at Law, San Francisco Home Seller
I am this (REO) homeowner from the Nov 19th blog and I can attest to this and even more because Mike
Valentine is not only an awesome broker but person as well. I had just logged onto his blog to tell the world how great he was and he was my story, go figure. I have a real estate salesperson's license and I have 6 years real estate appraisal experience but
I can guarantee you that selecting Mike because he is experienced in REO's and
Contra Costa County was the best call. He proved his worth within seconds on the phone by giving us timely information on one of his listings "where we saw his name and phone number" and offering immediate advice and access to listings to fit our budget.
As first time home buyers we could not have gotten the home of our dreams without his help. He did not ask to become our agent, he offered free advice and listings in our price range. It only took a short time to decide he was the best broker for us. We made
offers on multiple homes in the bay area from Sept until Nov and Mike was with us almost every weekend at some point. He bartered hard on our behalf on multiple occasions until ultimately the house with the pool, on the cul-de-sac in a good neighborhood with
the features we wanted came on the market at the high end of our budget and we got it. Not only did we get it, Mike negotiated a
and some fixing up eventhough it was REO (bank owned). He helped set up all the inspections to make sure the house was solid and ready for immediate occupancy. He was even on-site for all inspections to make sure no detail was missed. My
wife and I were blown away at the level of service we received especially given our sales price range. It was like what I read in all my real estate coursework over the years about Integrity/Honesty and treating every buyer like a high roller. That's what
I am talking about.
Eric Brainard, home buyer in Contra Costa County.
I just wanted to thank you for the great service you provided during our very tough and long escrow. The kids love the new home you helped them get into and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the way you handled all aspects of the sale for us. As a broker myself I understand fully just what a pro you are.
I would certainly recommend that anyone who needs a good realtor use you as their broker. Feel free to use me as a reference.
Larry Daly and Associates - Since 1976
When we arrived at a decision to sell our home, we turned to Mike for some professional and friendly help. As we all
know, the market hasn't been in the sellers favor and we were concerned, but thanks to Mike's wonderful people skills and great marketing techniques, we had multiple offers within just a couple of days. No one could believe our home was in escrow within one
week and neither could we!
We were so appreciative of Mike's considerate and nonintrusive manners when it came to representing our home because so many agents often seem salesy or too aggressive. Unlike others, Mike is honest, trustworthy, and very timely with correspondences.
Our home sale process, from MLS listing to close of escrow took only appoximately one month. We are so glad to have trusted Mike with what could have been an ugly situation. Thanks again, Mike!!!
I would just like to thank you for all your help in buying my first home. Your kindness and patience with me will never be forgotten.
You took the time to explain to me about all the paperwork. Thank you for your remarks and for reminding me not to become too discouraged by the long-term process.
Mike you gave me no pressure or hard sell techniques. Everything was explained upfront and all went accordingly. I was pleased by the promptness in retuning my calls. You were professional, very respectful.
Without any reservation, I would recommend you highly to all my friends and co-workers.
Thank you for your very good service.
I had a wonderful experience with Mike Valentine as my realtor. He was reliable, trust-worthy, attentive to my needs, and has made himself available at all hours of the day and night for an anxious buyer like me, who always worried too much. He listened, and remembered, and made suggestions throughout the process that continued to move me closer and closer to finding the perfect home. Mike patiently helped me through this painful homebuying process and helped calming all the nerves.
Without Mike, I couldn’t have made it. He was very proactive and always ready to speak up for me. That meant a lot to me as a first-time homebuyer. I would definitely use his service to buy another home in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to other people. If you are working with him now, you are in good hands!
Hyun Woo Lee