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I've known Doug most of my life, and he's known Menlo Park real estate almost as long. He helped me buy my first house over twenty years ago, saving us a ton of money by advising a bid ten percent lower than we planned on. This time, he sold my boyhood home under very difficult and unusual constraints. As before, his acute insights into the psychology of real live humans and into the ebb and flow of money for property made his advice as valuable as the current market, and his deep integrity made it easy to take. As a result, the last "member" of my old family successfully sold with no hassle or drama to a buyer who will restore it and who is letting us live here months longer than usual. Well done Doug!
~ Bill & Crisi, Menlo Park
I would like to take this opportunity to write this letter regarding the wonderful experience I enjoyed working with Doug Gonzalez on the purchase of my dream home. I still remember the first conversation I had with Doug over the phone. After describing my situation and what I was looking for, he knew immediately what type of homes to recommend to me. He’s diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with his clients. Doug is both very professional and personable. He clearly takes pride in doing a good job. He's hands down the best in the business in my opinion and if I ever need to move again he will be my first choice in real estate agents.
~ April, Redwood City
Doug is a phenomenal real estate agent and trusted advisor. His 20+ years as an agent and property owner in the Bay Area, coupled with his warm people skills, made him the perfect real estate agent for us.
We really valued 3 things about Doug:
Thanks to Doug, we ended up getting our ideal house and even moderately enjoying the process. We would 110% recommend working with Doug (we can't recommend him highly enough), especially if you are looking for someone how is data-driven, knowledgeable and you can trust.
~Mary & John, Palo Alto
It is with pleasure that we share comments on our experience with Doug Gonzalez in helping us rent our home in Menlo Park twice. We had never rented a home before. We approached Doug the first time on 2014, as he was a neighbor and a supporter of the Menlo Park City School District. Although Doug takes on very few rentals, we received the same level of attention and detail as would a seller. The experience at each phase was superior, such as sincere efforts in finding renters, useful insights, good advice and great vetting of potential tenants. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, integrity and grace.
~Aarti, Menlo Park
I want to take a moment to thank you for a job very well done on the sale of our family’s four properties ( a fourplex and three single family homes). I found working with you through all the step of the sale to be a very easy and transparent process. You always made time to meet with me or talk on the phone to go over details and answer my many questions.
These particular sales were more complex than normal because of it being an estate sale with multiple trustees. Despite this, your planning, guidance and management of the entire process from market research, preparation of the property, marketing for sale, and negotiations resulted in final sales prices well over the asking prices.
Also, in spite of the inevitable glitches that popped up during the sales process, your knowledge and advice to me as trustee was invaluable and helped us work well as a team including with my trust attorney.
If a potential client ever requests a reference, please don’t hesitate to provide my contact information.
~ Don C., Los Gatos
It is our pleasure to highly recommend Doug Gonzalez as a real estate agent for anyone looking to buy or sell their home. We have worked with Doug several times over the past 20 years; he helped us both purchase a home, and recently, helped us sell our mother’s house. In all of our dealings with Doug, we’ve found him to be honest, straightforward and attentive. He paid attention to our needs as both a buyer and seller, and was always available to answer our questions. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day, and we never felt neglected or unimportant. He is extremely personable with an engaging personality, which makes working with him a great experience. During our preparation for selling our mother’s house, Doug went above and beyond as a realtor to make our job easier: he provided a detailed timeline, provided recommendations on improvements to make, and hired numerous contractors on our behalf to help us obtain top dollar for the house. He is hands down one of the best agents in the area, and he will definitely remain our first choice in real estate agents.
~Jeff & Carrie, San Carlos
My wife and I were thinking about buying a house in Menlo Park in 2011/2012. Since I am a commercial real estate broker I was planning on doing it myself without bringing on an agent. We met Doug Gonzalez at an open house and were extremely impressed with his knowledge of the schools, neighborhoods, which side streets were not good to live on with kids since they had high traffic counts, etc. After speaking to him for 5 minutes I knew he would be excellent to represent us in our search. It was our first home purchase and it took us a year to finally make a decision. We ended up buying in the Easton Addition in Burlingame. Doug was extremely patient and showed us almost every submarket from Palo Alto up to Burlingame. We only wrote up 1 offer and it was accepted even though there were 5 other offers on the house (1 at a higher price). The selling agent told us after the deal was done that she knew of Doug and that he had an excellent reputation and that helped her influence her buyers that we would be able to complete the transaction. 5 years later we moved out of the Bay Area and Doug was just as professional and fantastic when he helped us sell our house. I have nothing but praise regarding Doug as a person and as a Residential Real Estate professional.
~Justin & Alisha, Burlingame
I have been involved in Real Estate most of my adult life and have dealt with LOTS of brokers, but I can say without any hesitation that you are in a class by yourself. As the Trustee of the sale of my sister’s house I was privy to a front row seat of how a real pro handles what ended up being an absolute mine field of never ending issues. Murphy’s Law regarding what can go wrong does could not have been more relevant. It’s one thing to manage the sale of a home but to throw a major remodel project on top of that with all the unpleasant surprises that bit us at every turn I was amazed at how you hung in there and delivered everything you had promised at our initial meeting and so much more. Everything comes down to communication and we ended up having far more to discuss and resolve than we ever thought possible. Your dogged commitment to absolute transparency and objective honesty was the only way we were able to grovel through what ended up being an incredibly challenging process. And the house sold for more than we originally thought possible!
Thank you again for everything you did, and I really do hope our paths cross again someday. You were an absolute pleasure to deal with and I wish you all the best moving forward.
~Lincoln, Redwood City
My wife and I were first time home buyers when we were referred to Doug and to say he was awesome is an understatement, we were so happy with him from the start to finish!
Doug is very knowledge and honest; we felt comfortable through the entire home buying process and we still keep in touch even after we've purchased our home. He met with us multiple times before looking at homes to help us get organized and educated on the home buying processes, the housing market, introduced us/showed us different neighborhoods and steps needed to purchase our first house. Doug was very patient when explaining everything to us so we could understand the most complex of situations and brought many "first time home owners" situations to our attention.
Doug is very professional, sharp and a really great guy, again I could not recommend him enough and will be using him again for future home purchases.
~Mike & Courtney, Redwood City
We met Doug a long time ago when he was selling our house (to us). He represented the sellers at the time. When it was time for us to sell the same house, we contacted Doug again as we were so impressed from the first time we saw him help the previous sellers (18 years ago).
Doug has been very helpful and professional to us. He took the time to go over the complicated and endless paperwork we have to do, and explained what things meant, and made sure we filled it out correctly. It's very important. Doug helped us hire the right workers to fix up the house to make it more attractive to buyers, including providing us insights from his years of experience on what should be done, what doesn't need to be done, etc. He kept everything on schedule, especially when the preparation was done in a hurry so we could get it sold before the holidays. Doug said that this was the most work in the shortest time to prep a home, and it sold completely successfully!
Doug is very upbeat and on top of the issues, a lot of which we wouldn't know about. There is no joking around with serious matters, but he still remains cheery and reassuring. We are grateful for his services and friendship, and his persistence and determination to make the sale successful.
A hearty recommendation is in order! Thank you!
~ Dave & Tonya, Redwood City
It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Doug Gonzalez with Coldwell Banker. Doug recently helped my wife and in-laws sell a property in Redwood City, CA. We interviewed several realtors and found Doug to be honest, dependable, and very knowledgeable. Beyond that, he is a fantastic communicator and incredibly thorough. We met Doug during a difficult time, a death on our family, and he really stepped up for us and took the reigns of our entire project. We would still be waiting to go on the market today if it wasn't for Doug and his team! Doug was the equivalent of a general contractor and realtor on our project. He helped us gather bids, hire and manage all of the subcontractors that worked on the property. He also advised us where, and perhaps more importantly, where not to spend money. We did all of this via calls/emails from another state and it was never a problem because there was always fantastic communication from Doug and his team. They are very thorough, and we always felt like we were in good hands. Our sale closed a couple weeks ago, and all the hard work paid off. Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Doug Gonzalez and his team at Coldwell Banker for any real estate project, buying or selling.
Please feel free to contact me at if you'd like to discuss Doug's qualifications and experience further. I'd be happy to expand on my recommendation.
~ Ryan & Amanda, Redwood City
The man has a tireless work ethic, and works with a level of organization and efficiency unlike I have ever seen. This allowed us to have immediate access to homes and move quickly to prepare any potential offers... He knows EVERYTHING about virtually every neighborhood from Burlingame down to Palo Alto and Foster City out to Woodside. He also made available to us multiple resources within his network (taking a risk on us, virtual unknowns, with his 25+ year relationships) in terms of financing, inspections, and contractors. He went so far to arrange everything and even be present for every critical event. He made himself available at any hour and had answers, solutions, and contingency plans for every possible scenario. Finally, Doug knew exactly when to move to offer, and in our case, his recommendation around timing saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars.
~ Tiss & Herbie, San Mateo
When we started talking about selling our home and upgrading, we collectively agreed that no one was up for the task but you, Doug. What we accomplished was truly amazing. With your relentless effort and guidance, were able to more than double our square footage with minimal impact to our monthly payments... Your professionalism and industry knowledge are unparalleled. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts!
~ Jack & Ashley, Redwood City
I've worked with Doug Gonzalez as a Realtor for nearly ten years, and he's helped me with four transactions. I'm looking forward to doing many transactions with him in the coming years, and I highly recommend him. As a homeowner and real estate developer, I've worked with a number of different agents and have consistently found that Doug adds significant value to ever transaction. It sets him apart... He's a man of great personal integrity... He takes time to understand my needs... He understands the market and is exceptionally good at tailoring offers to win properties... He sweats the details. On every transaction, I know that Doug is going to put in the time to be sure nothing is missed. As a result, transactions go smoothly and my interests are protected.
It is our pleasure to send you referrals whenever we can...you were by far the best agent we ever worked with.
~ Howard & Audrey, San Carlos
He took on admittedly difficult house and supervised needed repairs. His marketing plan, which took only ten days from start to finish, generated ten offers! The closing period was only two weeks, including a holiday weekend.
~ Margaret, Menlo Park
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you have done for me and my family. Your continued help in working with many obstacles ultimately allowed my children to have a home in our same neighborhood... Please know the tremendous impact you have had on my children's lives and how much you helped in keeping one part of my children's life the same. This did not go unnoticed. I appreciate you and all that you have done for me and my family. We are so excited to be moving into our new home this weekend.
~ Annie, Emerald Hills
We bought our first home with Doug's help and would highly recommend him. He is a highly knowledgeable agent an he managed our particular situation with energy, humor and grace. ... he supported our our cautious approach and earned our trust with his own reasonable approach, his deep experience and his honesty.
~ Chris and Emily, Mountain View
You've redefined what it means to be a Realtor in our minds... Of course we know that a successful sale doesn't just happen; it takes a lot of hard work. And that's where we want to particularly commend you. You did a tremendous job assessing local market conditions, developing a listing strategy, advising us on how to ready our home for sale, and then showing our home, negotiating with prospective buyers and following up on the myriad of details and paperwork to ensure a successful close. Your diligence, responsiveness and commitment to us... were evident at every step.
~Dave & Suzanne, Menlo Park
Liliane and I moved to Silicon Valley from Europe... The European way of buying a house is very different compared with the US. We needed a patient Realtor who could give us good advice and help us learn and understand the pecularities of the US market. Due to school preference, we knew we wanted to buy a house in Menlo Park. Doug knows Menlo Park and surrounding areas inside and out. He is very into the community and knows details about all the various neighborhoods... Doug was very balanced, always pointing out the pros and cons he saw in each property. He really tried to understand our needs well in order to be able to search for the right house and prevent us from rushing into any house acquisition.
~ Ralf & Liliane, Menlo Park
My wife and I worked with Doug on two transactions -- a lengthy buy-side process and a thorny sell-side process -- and we feel tremendously lucky to havehad him as our guide!
~Chris & Tammy Schin, San Mateo
The house we bought with Doug's assistance has been the perfect house for us, and we didn't have to compromise on any aspect of what we had envisioned... Being new to the area, we also appreciated Doug's objectivity regarding price, and I really believe he was treating the pricing of our offer as if his money was being spent, not ours!
~ Stacy & Robert May, Menlo Park
From the beginning, you were a steady, professional guiding light leading to the successful conclusion of the sale of the property.
With many obstacles to overcome, such as a clouded title and a house located on Stanford leased land, you never wavered in your professional approach to accomplishing the sale of the property in a timely manner.
~ Paul & Karen Pagel, Menlo Park
From the first meeting discussing our selling plans to a celebratory toast after the closing, you were the best imaginable partner for someone contemplating a real estate transaction… We found your portfolio to consist of:
~ Verna & Tom Thompson, Menlo Park
It was amazing that we were able to sell our house in eight days after it went on the market. Since day one we entrusted you with this major financial decision. This trust stemmed from when you helped us purchase the home. In both cases, we felt extremely comfortable with your judgment, recommendations, and expertise.
~ Scott & Darla Jalbert, San Carlos
Selling a home to buy a new one might be the scariest thing people ever do... but you were with us every step of the way: patiently discussing our fears, clarifying our concerns as often as needed (which was often), and walking us through the process... you always honored the difficulties we were facing... but the most invaluable thing was your constant support and easy manner which made the most difficult financial transactions of our lives more bearable.
~ Stephanie & Ryan Herbst, Redwood City
We were relieved to have you by our side when we had to aggressively work with the bank, builder and title company in order to close escrow in time... As this was our fifth time buying or selling a house, we are pretty certain we have had reasonable experience with Realtors. Working with you has, without a doubt, made for the most pleasant transaction over the years. We really felt that we had a friend on our side, not just an agent.
~ Sung Lee & Silviu Marghescu, Palo Alto
Doug took advantage of his extensive knowledge of the San Francisco Peninsula to help us identify communities that would fit our needs... his comprehensive understanding of trends in the local housing market allowed us to patiently wait until the right house for our family became available.
~ Jennifer Ziskin & Jackson Egan, San Mateo
A few days ago, we closed on our sixth real estate transaction with Doug Gonzalez and I want to say how great it has been to work with Doug... He is very professional, he is on top of every detail, he educates us on the market, he is always concerned with our interests, he deals well with all kinds of people, he is unfailingly friendly and polite. He also has contacts for any service that the property may need. Take these traits together, and you can understand why every transaction has been very smooth for us.
~ Jane & Curt Matheu, Woodside
Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to your profession. We are very appreciative of your expertise and so thankful for the results you are able to obtain. We never imagined things would go as smoothly as the first go around. But once again, you made things work.
~ Chris Pezzi and Tina & Patrick Ford, Redwood City
Thank you for everything you did to help us get our house. We love our house so much and wouldn’t be here if it weren't for you!
~ David & Sophia
Your long term experience, knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and overall strategy and negotiation techniques were evident throughout the entire listing and sale process. As you know better than we do, selling a home is a huge undertaking. Because we were out-of-town sellers, you managed many of the activities (such as staging, inspections and meetings with contractors) on our behalf. Everything was handled beautifully and we truly appreciate your extra efforts to make the sale a success.
In addition to being a hard worker and a smart realtor, we cannot over-emphasize how impressed we are with your communication skills. You were timely, clear and precise in all of your verbal and written communications, both with us and with other parties that you interacted with on our behalf.
~ Jon & Kim Delagnes
Thank you for taking what could be a stressful and scary event and making it so seamless and dare we say it? Fun!
~ Jeff & Cathy
Doug Gonzalez is a great Realtor and a very helpful, friendly man. We just moved into a home in Palo Alto that we purchased with Doug's help and he has been remarkably helpful and supportive at every step along the way... Doug is without question the most helpful and detailed Realtor we have ever dealt with.
~ George & Emily Jaquette
Doug Gonzalez did an outstanding job helping us to both sell our previous home and find a new one in the mid-peninsula region. Doug has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the area and excellent rapport with other local agents. He was very accessible, patient, and informative… his instincts and advice were practical and straightforward… Overall, Doug applied his attention to detail and personal touch to every aspect of what would otherwise be a very stressful and burdensome process. His commitment and willingness to go the extra mile make him stand out above the rest.
~ Laini Katheiser
Simply put it is my impression that he know the business – his business – and is a skilled professional in all aspects of real estate sales, including market analysis, property preparation, property marketing, and management of the sale.
~ Peter Nelson, M.D.
I don’t think “THANKS” quite covers our appreciation and gratitude for all the many extras that came your way in dealing with the sale of the “the property on the corner.” I now know why Judy always said, “If and when we sell our home, the only agent we should contact is Doug Gonzalez.” This, of course, came from the days she spent working in real estate in Menlo Park and the interaction she had with you as her favorite agent. You provided much comfort to us as absentee owners. The list goes on and on… open houses, great informing communication, upkeep of the our home… etc., etc.
~ Ron & Judy
My entire family is extremely delighted and impressed by how you made these six transactions turn out wonderfully without a hitch… For every house, there were tradeoffs to be made. We really appreciated your candor and openness explaining both the good and bad aspects of each property… you enabled us to put each transaction into proper perspective and make the best tradeoffs. Whether it was buying our San Mateo house in a multiple-bid situation, or selling our San Mateo house in a multiple-offer situation, or buying our Hillsborough home during a market slowdown, you knew exactly the strategies to employ so we would come out on top and get the best deal possible!
~ Luke Chang & Sue Yeon Choi
During the time we worked together there was one question we wanted to ask Doug, and finally did: “Are we your only clients? How can you afford to spend so much time working on just this one sale?” I was kidding of course, and of course Doug did have other clients, but he works very long hard days so that each of his clients feels that Doug is right there whenever he is needed. Doug is hard working, brilliant and a really nice guy. You can’t ask for more than that!
~ Steve & Rosemarie Smallcombe
[Doug] helped us sell and buy a home with great efficiency, care and honesty…Although our home was in a less desirable neighborhood and not in the usual territory that Doug served, he found us a buyer with an acceptable offer during the first open house! We attribute much of that success to Doug’s terrific personality as well as his experience in understanding the people who are looking for a home… Doug asked us to… write down what we truly wished for in a new home… As we toured homes and thought about compromising on one or two points on our list, Doug reminded us of what we wanted and encouraged us to stay focused on our dream… he sincerely wanted us to find the right home… we did find the perfect home and it was all that we desired.
~ Marc & Tracy Knobel
Doug is such a good team player and at all times he made himself available. One night when he was working late, I even brought a swatch of carpet by to check with him. Doug always made it clear he was working for me… There are some who have a negative view of realtors… if they only worked with Doug Gonzalez, they would soon change their minds. Doug is all the best that a Realtor can be.
~ Karen Reynolds
Thank you for all your time and guidance in helping us find a house. We really would have been lost!
~ Robin & Josh
Thank you again for the most seamless, “no hassle” house sale ever. Your army of high-quality workers got our house in sparkling order in less than a month start to finish, allowing us to make the July sales window… our house sold immediately at over the asking price… thanks again for the great experience!
~ Erin Kinikin & Ben Polk
Your in-depth knowledge of peninsula neighborhoods was invaluable, especially to Bay Area newcomers like us. I also think that your knowledge of construction materials and practices enabled us to better evaluate properties and lessen the chance of “surprises.” Just as important, we enjoyed the benefits of your personal connections with contractors, property inspectors and other real estate professionals. My mortgage broker let me know that he found you to be a true professional.
~ Andrew Stark
We feel that this letter is long overdue in the thorough education, assistance and business acumen [Doug] provided to us with the purchase of our first home and the sale of this same home 7 years later. Doug is the consummate professional… In a profession where the barriers to entry as an agent are slim, Doug Gonzalez sets the bar much higher than other Realtors. He deserves a title that distinguishes him from the rest.
~ Annabelle & Peter Brownell
We appreciate the knowledge you brought to the transaction, while allowing us to make the final decisions. We came to you first when we decided to sell our old house and buy our new house and we would come to you again in the future!
~ David & Summer Fetterman
As I worked with Doug during my recent adventure in the real estate market, I was impressed on many levels. First, his knowledge of the region surpassed my expectations and allowed me to quickly narrow the territory I was looking at. His thoroughness and attention to detail was impressive and gave me an enhanced understanding of the California market… Doug was tremendously supportive and optimistic throughout the experience.
~ Pam Well
Doug is detail-oriented and keeps his customers informed before, during, and after a transaction. His skills are top notch, his attitude great, and he specializes in the geographical area in which he is an expert. He is always available, no question is unimportant, and I guess most important, he doesn’t quit until “it’s right.”
~ Jane and Curt Matheu
Doug goes beyond – way beyond – what is expected of or even hoped for in providing the best of service for his clients. It is as if you are part of his family… his interest, ability and work ethics are above expectations.
~ Barbara Grey
This is my 17th move and Elisabeth's 5th move, so we have more experience than we need. But dealing with you was the best experience we ever had. Your sense of timing, price, presentation, realtor relationships, various forms of officialdom - all were superb. It was truly a pleasure to deal with you on the sale of our house...
~ Mathew P. Crugnale
It was our pleasure to work with Doug Gonzalez on the purchase of our new home. In entering the market earlier this year, we were somewhat overwhelmed with the challenges that faced us in finding a suitable home, and then, competing with the many other home buyers like ourselves to purchase that home at the best price possible. Doug met and exceeded our expectations in the service he provided! …Doug truly helped us to make the best decision possible and we are delighted with the home that we purchased. Doug's technical expertise and preference to overachieve makes him a home buyer's dream.
~ Lawrence Ho & Alex Neuhold
Though it has been nearly two years since you helped us sell our home in Redwood City and purchase our current home in Woodside, we wanted to write you a belated Thank You because we are still amazed at what a positive experience it was…your reliability, accessibility, and most importantly, your integrity made the entire experience a smooth one.
~ Margaret & Logan Belton
How can words possibly express enough appreciation for all you have done to help us buy our own home?!
Many times you went the extra mile to find out the truth about what was going on. Your expertise and genuine interest in our unusual situation gave us courage. Thank you for your countless hours in our behalf….
Thanks for your patience and kindness, your respect and concern, and especially your listening ear.
~ Fjeldsted Family
From the first day we met Doug to discuss our options, until the day we closed on our new home, Doug provided exceptional service... Not once did he try to push us into buying something we were not comfortable with. He was extremely honest and forthright and told us exactly what he thought of the homes we were looking at. We really appreciate his candor and experience every step of the way.
~ Christine Beaulieu & Parker Lord
I myself am from Scotland... This was my first home purchase in the US and Doug thoroughly explained the process to me from start to finish….
Although it took 6 months, Doug was very patient throughout the entire process.
When we found the perfect place, the whole transaction was completed within days. Working with Doug was a pleasant experience and we have become good friends.
~ John D. Conlin
We would like to thank you for assisting us over the past year, and your continued involvement for the 1031 Exchange. You took the time to get to know us, advised us on good investments and calmed us when we were frantic.
~ Gordon & Helena Yung
I frequently tell people about our wonderful realtor, how professional and personable and kind you are. I tell them about your interest in architecture and building, and how much we learned from you in these and many respects, and about your skills as a negotiator and your integrity... I enjoy telling them about our "good" real estate story.
~ Leah and Philip McGarrigle
I would like to let you know how much I appreciate Doug's work on the sale of my property. I live in southern California and had no desire to come up north, if I did not have to. Doug's work on this deal allowed me to remain at home in Encino without the least anxiety or concern about what was happening.
Doug provided me with information, options and clarification on everything. He never tried to tell me what to do, but rather provided all I needed to make an informed decision when and where necessary... I was very impressed by his ability and knowledge, so that when I have further real estate business in Northern California, I will look to Doug to represent me again.
~ Hal Kaufman
Aside from being extremely courteous and knowledgeable, it was professionalism in the manner in which you represented us in the real estate transactions that impressed us the most. Without your thorough job in preparing us for both the [sale] of our home and the purchase of our new residence, we would not have gone through with the transactions.
~ Fred Nurisso
...Doug used every available resource to show, and finally sell our property, in a manner which displayed great professionalism and knowledge...
I highly recommend him for his personable attitude, friendliness, and technical knowledge. I would use his name liberally when being asked whom I would recommend for a real estate agent.
~ Victor Nikolashin
You have sold three properties for me and one for my wife and I... I found you extremely easy to work with and that you kept my best interest in mind at all times... I always felt I had your undivided attention whenever we talked and you always returned my calls promptly. You always kept me posted as to the progress of escrow. You were always willing to discuss options and alternatives and listen to my ideas, thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Whenever a problem or issue arose, you always took the approach: what is the fair way to solve this... I really appreciated all this and would use you again as my agent in a sale or a purchase. I would recommend you to anyone as a competent, honest, dedicated, and highly qualified agent to represent them in any real estate transaction.
~ Tom and Fran Okerlund
Doug's professionalism, thoroughness and knowledge of the market were more than just outstanding, they are what I have come to call the "Doug Gonzalez Way." I can recommend him to anyone interested in either selling or buying a home in your area….
He used an impressive array of marketing and promotional material to get the maximum exposure for the property. The time of year, an early December listing, created numerous problems that could have caused a slippage into the holiday season. Once again Doug's thoroughness and attention to detail were more than I could have expected. He took care of all necessary details and many of the unnecessary ones just because that's the way he is. He lead us through the many issues surrounding the sale while at all the times maintaining what was best for his clients. When the negotiations on the sale were about to reach an impasse he was able to come up with a creative solution that made things workable for all the parties concerned.
Doug is the standard by which I judge all other real estate people I deal with.
~ Ron Clause
...You are the best real estate agent we have ever worked with, and as you know, we've gone through a few during the past year....
We greatly appreciate your competence and diligence in locating and assessing properties meeting our selection criteria. In this regard you have been second to none....you had the ability to make us feel as if we were your only clients. But maybe the most important part of this whole thing is that we both really feel that you are a good guy, that there's a real person in there, who values and exhibits honesty, fairness, and fortitude.
~ Jeff Yost & Lorie Langdon
The thoroughness and dedication you demonstrated in our relationship I have yet to see matched by another broker....
You showed patience, persistence, and a great sense of humor, indicating that you enjoy your work and the pleasure of the challenge of finding the right home for each of your clients.
I am also grateful for your ability to educate and inform in a quick and useful way for making decisions about one home versus another, or one neighborhood or another....
If, however, I had to choose a single word to describe you as an individual and a professional, it would be integrity.
You clearly demonstrate to me that the true definition of success in any line of work is not necessarily making the most money one can, but in maintaining one's standard of excellence and integrity over time....
You always returned our calls. You were willing to follow through with service after close of escrow, instead of dumping us, so to speak, in pursuit of another sale. Also, the quality of your professional associations and referrals was of great value. More important than just saving us time, we found that each of your referrals was a decent, honest, competent person.
~ Bill Shoe and Susan Sharer
…Thanks to Doug, the home buying process was an enjoyable event from the beginning to the end.
From our first meeting... we felt comfortable and assured that we had chosen the right person to help guide us through all phases of our home selection and final purchase....
Doug is truly one of the best people in his field and we will certainly work with him again when we are ready for our next move.
~ Betsy and Hamid Farzi
We really enjoy working with you. We've worked with many realtors in all our moves back East and you (by far) exceed in every way.
You are a great guy to do business with...I realize we have done over $4.5 Million worth of Real Estate transactions in the years we have been doing this, and it couldn't have gone easier. I have such confidence in you and such respect for you and such admiration for the job you do. I could not do any of it without you. The last two took a lot out of me and you made them happen. I appreciate you so, so much. Thanks!
~ Lauretta Cesario
Doug was invaluable to us! He seemed to always be available...never gave us the impression that we were "bugging" him...he was always upbeat and friendly...we felt that we were well represented during the negotiations with potential buyers and are absolutely certain he maximized the final selling price of our home...When all is said and done, we can comfortably say that we consider Doug more as a friend rather than a business associate.
~ Brad & Kris Bidwell
Doug is highly professional, responsive, detail-oriented, and reliable. He never failed to return a phone call, be on time for a meeting, or follow up with other people involved in the home buying process...he is highly knowledgeable about Peninsula cities, neighborhoods, streets, houses, building practices, home values etc...
Doug is always straight forward, honest, and to the point... We never felt like Doug was "selling" us a home....
Doug never wasted our time, and was always willing to spend extra time to finish whatever task was at hand...
Doug's memory for homes and their qualities or problems is almost beyond description...
Above all, Doug's enthusiasm for his work is his finest quality. He is one of the rare people one meets in life who truly and obviously loves his work. Looking at houses with Doug was never a chore. Instead, it was and outing, an adventure, and a good way to spend the afternoon.
~ Jeff and Patti Riley
Doug stood out among other realtors, not only for his knowledge of the business but for his integrity and strong commitment to us as his clients.
~ Ian and Della Flint
We are writing regarding both the sale of our home and the purchase of our current home. Throughout the process Doug was patient and professional... His dedication and thoughtfulness became more apparent when our escrow closing was scheduled... He called repeatedly from his remote location in order to assure that the details of the escrow were being properly handled. Finally Doug was always knowledgeable and clear in explaining the details in the array of documentation that were necessary for the sale and purchase...
~ Rick and Carol Schulze
...with Doug's expertise and prompt attention to details, we experienced a trouble-free closing.
~ Jerry and Pam Petrie
I have owned, over the course of the past few decades, several pieces of real estate... I don't think most home owners realize what a complicated task it is OR the pitfalls that await them if they are not assisted by a competent dedicated and experienced realtor. You guided me and advised me in a very professional manner and minimized the hassle. I also want to thank you for your assistance in obtaining estimates from sub-contractor etc... I have worked in the construction industry in the Bay Area for the past forty years and even though I have contacts, the firms you recommended were always competitive. And often lower!
You were recommended to me by an old friend. His evaluation and opinion of your expertise was well justified and I, too, in the future will seek your services and have no reluctance whatsoever in offering my name as a reference.
~ Robert Scott
You really took the time to get to know both of us, and you helped us to prioritize our wants and desires. You were patient with us, while at the same time being aggressive in locating possible homes. Your knowledge of the market in the mid-peninsula area is exceptional and made our search so much more effective and efficient.
~ John Love
Throughout the sale process, with its commonplace hurdles and obstacles, Doug kept our best interests foremost in mind. This concept, we believe, is very hard to find in a real estate specialist especially in today’s competitive environment.
~ Albert and Laurette Carrion
Doug Gonzalez was helpful in more ways than I could have imagined. He not only respected our needs and limitations, but politely pointed out ways in which they were unrealistic, and tradeoffs we might be able to make (neighborhood vs. lot size vs .house layout vs. school district vs. appreciation potential, etc.)....
His actions were professional in the best sense of the word: instantly returning all phone calls, being available even early Sunday morning or on Sunday night, combing over every contract thoroughly, getting multiple estimates for every service.
~ Bill Softky
Doug helped us in our move from Alexandria, Virginia to the Bay area. We had only one trip of 3 days to make a decision about a new home.
He was efficient, conscientious, and organized---and personable as well. We spoke several times before our trip, and when we met him on the morning of our first day he had an itinerary ready for us... Doug is at once a good listener and willing to express an opinion. When it came time to negotiate a contract, we found him knowledgeable and flexible. Once we had agreed to a contract, he not only steered us through piles of paperwork from long distance but handled numerous arrangements for work on the house.
~ Michael Pratt and Susan Key
Your knowledge of the local real estate market, your professional approach, your extensive knowledge of repair and remodeling costs and your unique selling strategies are just a few of the many reasons that your future clients should consider you.
~ Doug and Lorraine Schulze
...We went out looking at open houses. Upon finding out that we were not looking to buy anytime soon, most of the agents tended to scurry away to more prospective customers. Doug was different. He was showing a charming 2 bedroom that was full of people, but he took the time to help us answer questions....
One year later, I ran into Doug in Palo Alto. He came up to me and even remembered my name. He remembered exactly what our situation was, and asked how we were doing... I was so impressed he remembered our name, not to mention showed a genuine interest in our well being.
~ Ron and Stephanie Cadet
It was my pleasure to work with Doug on the sale of my mother’s house... He is easily the best realtor I have worked with. I doubt if my house would have been sold so quickly if Doug had not been the agent.
He found perfect buyers... He coordinated many estimates on work that needed to be done before the house could be sold... Doug also coordinated all the other things, too numerous to mention... He acted like a professional during the entire sale of this house... I was extremely lucky to have worked with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone trying to buy or sell their home.
~ Marcel Roman
You always made it a point to explain each detail as well as make sure we understood. It is not often that one has the privilege of working with someone who knows so much about their field. This only comes from years of experience, but also someone who cares. You continuously went out of your way...
We have enjoyed working with you so much we almost felt sorry the experience was over....
We feel you not only were an exceptional realtor but you became our friend too. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Thank you for everything!
~ Eddie and Tonita Otero
We were impressed with Doug's professionalism and thoughtfulness on our initial meeting. Before discussing the house purchase itself, Doug was sure to better understand us as individuals. He wanted to know about our personal and professional backgrounds, hobbies, etc. far before he asked what we were looking for in a house. He did this in a very sincere manner and not just merely as a precursor to making a sale. We talked and laughed together for about 45 minutes before we talked about real estate.
~Adam and Stephanie Tennant
Doug took the time to listen to what was important to us and why it was important... Doug is extremely organized, always on top of everything, and kept us informed... Doug is a good negotiator who had our best interest in mind... We cannot tell you how pleased we are with our new house and how thankful we are finding a realtor who made the process enjoyable.
~ Diana and Colin McDowell
I would like to share with you my positive experience of listing, and subsequent sale, of my condo apartment in Mountain View.
One of my friends, a real estate broker himself, recommended me Doug Gonzalez as the best listing agent in our area. It has been proven absolutely right...Mr. Gonzalez performed a very thorough analysis of comparable properties recently sold, and suggested an asking price, which was both good for the estate, and reasonable for the prospective buyer.
I will definitely recommend Doug Gonzalez to anyone interested in getting high quality service of real estate professional.
~ Vladimir Cherednichenko, PH.D.
When we met Doug we found him to be calm, bright, knowledgeable and seemingly honest. He was not the least bit pushy, and was very willing to answer the many questions we had as first-time home buyers....
While we have the highest regard for Doug as a professional, we also offer much praise for him as a person. Doug was kind, sensitive, caring, and thoughtful.
~ Ken and Corie Thompson