Archive for Testimonial

Buying my Luxury Oakland – Piedmont home with Brian Santilena

January 4th, 2013

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Brian is Integrity. Probably the most important characteristic I’m looking for when dealing with any professional. I worked with Brian on and off for years, looking to buy a house. The “on and off” was due to my own changing life circumstances, and thus […]

Testimonial when buying our Oakland Montclair home with Brian

January 4th, 2013

My wife and I feel extremely lucky to have worked with Brian on our recent home purchase in Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood.  A few things really stood out for us: Interest in the physical structure – Brian toured many a crawl space or basement with me to check out the house’s structural integrity, look for signs […]

Testimonial when purchasing our home in Oakland’s Oakmore area

January 4th, 2013

We are so lucky to have met Brian at an open house one day.  Although we were not far along in our home buying process, he was patient and didn’t pressure us but provided useful information when we asked  Once we were ready, he recommended a fabulous mortgage team, and we were off to find […]

Testimonial Selling our Oakland Montclair home

January 3rd, 2013

We worked with Brian to sell our home in Oakland Montclair as part of a relocation process.  Having moved to another city, it was important to us that our agent have not only a pulse on the Oakland market trends, but more importantly the diligence to keep on top of these trends and keep us informed […]

Testimonial Selling our Crocker Highlands Oakland Home

January 3rd, 2013

Dear Brian, We could not have been happier with our experience with Brian Santilena in selling our Crocker Highlands home. From day one, Brian presented all information and options to us in a clear and candid manner, and took care of every detail that made our lives easier. During sale preparation he made sure that […]

Testimonial Selling our home in Rockridge

January 3rd, 2013

Dear Brian, Brian was not the first person we contacted to sell our house; we talked to 3 others over a six month period.  Brian was the only person who we trusted with our sell; he excelled!  Simply put he is the only agent who either of us has worked with on this and previous […]

Buying my first condo in Oakland CA with Brian Santilena

March 24th, 2012

   Brian was very knowledgeable about the market and was patient with me, allowing me to investigate a few different areas before zeroing in on the right one for me. He was also very helpful throughout the closing process, working with the seller and my lender to ensure that things were completed in a timely […]

First time Buyer in Oakland’s Montclair area

March 24th, 2012

   “As a single mom and first time home buyer, I really leaned on Brian to help guide me through the process. Brian gave me candid and sound advice, pointed out things I would have overlooked and helped me make good decisions. He was very available to me every step of the way, and really […]

Selling my Parkwoods condo in Oakland CA

November 7th, 2011

I found Brian when I was thinking about selling my Parkwoods condo a couple of years ago. I talked to him about it and decided that I would wait another year or two before putting it on the market. I asked Brian to keep in touch. He contacted me periodically to see if I was […]

Selling our Piedmont CA home with Brian Santilena

September 26th, 2011

  I think Brian Santilena did excellent work, in every way, helping us sell a home in Piedmont, and the end result was impressive. Brian promised from the start that he would act as the project manager for obtaining contractor bids on necessary repairs and staging, and he delivered on his promise. Brian knows many […]