Integrity, market knowledge & expertise

Integrity, market knowledge & real estate expertise

"Thanks for all your hard work and patience in helping us to buy our first home. We were especially impressed by your efficiency, effectiveness, and teamwork. John liked Ira's computer approach and Carol's late night MLS computer update or we would have never seen this house. We're really happy about our night...under the stars...grinning while thinking about the the hot tub."
Shirley Lee & John Le Blanc, Administrator/Forestry Consultant, El Cerrito

"We are former clients of Ira and Carol. They helped us buy our first home. We cannot say enough about them. They were wonderful and we would not hesitate to go back to them.

They have a great amount of knowledge and expertise. We had done extensive research and footwork on our own. Time and time again they came up with the same answers and conclusions we had. Further, they are very honest. Because of this straightforwardness, we trusted them implicitly. Being busy professionals, we appreciated the fact that they always kept in touch. Even with the unexpected glitches and surprises, they contacted us well in advance so we could make a level-headed decision.

Finally, we still rave about how they helped us find our dram home. We were not easy customers, being very selective. They were sensitive to our needs while keeping us realistic. Ira and Carol are superlative real estate professionals. We highly recommend that you use their services"
Nora Wong and Roger Spencer, Attorneys, Berkeley Hills

"It is always a pleasure to meet a professional like who comes complete with anticipated knowledge intact, with experience deep enough to rely on, and with a sense of humor that suggests a genuine enjoyment of people and the job at hand (humor that is not simply a mask for ineptitude.) Which is to say: We enjoyed you and your seminar at Nolo Press and have already been able to put your good advice to use. All without the usual 'bum's rush' sales pitch and the normal pabulum passed out as worth platitudes"
Carl and Jeannie Perkins, Oakland

"It turned out to be more complicate than any of us expected... you were intelligent and imaginative in suggesting strategies and getting things done. You were skillful in setting the price and handling the offers... attentive and persistent in seeing the process through... we especially appreciated your upbeat energy and sense of humor throughout"
Peter Dodge, FAIA, Architect, Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis, San Francisco

"I have been an investor in real estate for 25 years, dealing with many different real estate agents... you are one of the best I have dealt with. You are knowledgeable, persistent, practical, and patient"
Gideon Sorokin, Veterinarian, Mill Valley

"Every time it looked like it just couldn't work, it seems that you came up with a suggestion or a counter that re-established communications. I was impressed by your abilities and knowledge of the field and your insight into identifying the crucial issues upon which the deal would stand or fall"
David A. Brown, Attorney, El Cerrito

"I know how difficult it is having to sell one piece of property that has four different owners, all living in different cities, and sometimes with different minds. Your willingness and ability to coordinate all of our needs and efforts, the extra time you took in tracking us down, and your patience and wisdom helped to not only make the deal but to make it a good experience.

Both Judy and I appreciated not only the consummation of the deal, but your obvious dedication to personal ethics and the high degree of professionalism you brought. Your good sense of humor was an extra bonus not normally included in the usual commission structure.

Ira, you were worth every penny"
Paul and Judy Berg Psychologist/Nurse, Oakland

"We truly appreciated the way you looked after even the smallest detail and kept us informed... I don't believe I've ever dealt with a Realtor who is as conscientious as you are in not only making sure that the transaction went through properly, but also that all the after-sale details such as the termite work were carried out as stipulated"
Irene & Ky Katsumoto, Administrative Assistant/Research Scientist, El Cerrito

"Thanks for the very professional job you did in handling the complicated transaction... your superiority in communications is a leading factor in your success... your honesty, integrity, and character make you stand out"
Paula Campbell, Ph.D., Professor & Chair of Dept. of Communication Arts, San Francisco

"Your depth of experience and thoroughly professional manner was a terrific benefit during the negotiations. If you and Carol hadn't been faxing, and FedEx'ing and hand delivering so many documents hither and yon, the close of escrow would have been at least two weeks later. I was amazed to find out that you had written records of all 98 of your phone calls on the transaction. What an asset that would have been if something had gone wrong. Only the most professional and best organized Realtors will be able to remain competitive in the future. Your team epitomizes that future"
Douglas & Pat Donaldson, Environmental Planning Consultant/Teacher, Albany

"We interviewed other Realtors, however your professionalism, knowledge, and clear presentation of current market conditions separated you from the rest. Deborah and I really enjoyed the experience and we appreciated having you on our side to explain the intricacies of the process.

The two RE/MAX agents you referred to use were also excellent choices...they also demonstrated the dedication and interest in their work that you both possess. We've been very impressed with the RE/MAX organization and the people that make it successful"
John, Deborah & Jennifer Lane FDIC Supervisor, Pinole

"We were impressed with your thoroughness. You included many things in the offer which you made for us that protected us as buyers, so we were impressed with the skill with which you represented us< You seem to have the ability to help us put the purchase in proper perspective with other things in our lives. I think you may be part psychologist"
Richard Austin, Thousand Oaks, Berkeley

Ira Serkes, GRI, CRS - Certified Residential Specialist, co-author of Nolo Press' "How To Buy A House In California," and Carol Serkes are Realtors with the RE/MAX Real Estate network.

Ira & Carol offer professional real estate services in Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, & El Cerrito in San Francisco's East Bay, and free referrals to other outstanding Realtors in the United States & Canada.

Call Toll-Free nationwide at 800/887-6668 or 510/526-6668......FAX 510/524-6869

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