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03/18/2019 - mtp2737
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA.
I have participated as a buyer and seller of multiple homes over the past 30 years in the Almaden/Cambrian area and worked with multiple real estate agents. I recently returned to the area to sell my mother’s home. I could not think of a single agent that impressed me enough to make the effort to contact them for this sale, so I started reading reviews and setting up agent interviews.
I wanted the “as is” sale to be completed as quickly as possible. After multiple interviews I chose Helen. She was knowledgeable, confident, and direct. A stark contrast to the choreographed, high energy, and endless promises I experienced in the other interviews. The other realtors felt they could have the house ready for sale in anywhere from 3 weeks to a 30 days with some touch ups on the home prior to presenting it.
Helen completed the inspections, had an open house, and sold it in 1 week from our first meeting. She sold it for equal to or more than the other realtors felt it should be listed.
She updated me regularly and never let off the gas throughout the entire process.
In a word, excellent, start to finish.
Helen is "simply the best!" From my first meeting with her I knew she was absolutely the perfect choice to help me sell my home. Helen made selling my home so easy and stress free with the marketing plan that she laid out for the sale. She also works with a wonderful group of professionals who transformed my home by doing everything from yard cleanup and house cleaning to staging and photography. Helen is friendly, confident, knowledgable, and an excellent negotiator. She got an excellent price for my home which was way over asking price. If you're selling or thinking of selling, look no further than Helen, she is truly a pleasure to work with.
I had been thinking of selling my house and one day i received a post card from Helen announcing the sale of a house down the street. The house sold for 300K over asking price! I called her and met with her right away.
Within a few days she had a marketing plan laid out and then gave me the bad news, after being in the house for nearly 30 years i needed to purge. She even showed up at my house one Saturday morning with boxes, packing material and tape (and lots of encouragement).
All in all working with Helen was a great experience. Here are some key things that really impressed me:
She did exactly what she said she would do and when she said she'd do it.
Here communication was amazing. Incidentals were quick text messages More important issues were documented by email and sometimes USPS.
Her people were also amazing, the Staging company transformed my house into a show place. The photographer made my house look like a million bucks (well more than a million i guess).
Selling or thinking of selling discuss it with Helen, she is truly and honest pro!
I come from a long line of successful realtors and so I knew that the most important qualities we needed in someone was an individual who not only knew the area and the market, but also really had our best interests at heart. From our first meeting, we knew that Helen was the absolute perfect fit. We decided to put our house on the market when I was about 7 months pregnant...which easily can send any pregnant lady over the edge dealing with house stuff. But Helen was amazing! She guided us each step of the way, kept us informed, and was extremely thorough. I also can’t say enough about how Helen conducts herself. She is very friendly, driven, and respectful of the experience for the seller (e.g., making sure your precious house space and your time is respected during showings). You cannot go wrong with Helen! She is a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend using her!!!
My home was being foreclosed so I decided to sell. I spoke to several realtors to have the job done but Helen just stood out, she was my number one pick and I had no regrets. I called Helen and gave her the details of my situation and we arranged to meet at the house to discuss further. Helen came with her husband and they were both impressive. I recognize that I am dealing with someone who is very experienced in her field, she knows the market and is very efficient in getting her work done. I was updated throughout the process. Helen sold my home in a short time.
Helen was a wonderful agent. She was tireless through a long drawn out sales process, and was unfailingly cheerful and positive. She made sure to keep in touch regularly and to handle all of the many details that were crucial to getting the job done. I recommend her unreservedly.
Great team work Helen and Dan Burke! We highly recommend their services for going above and beyond! Very professional, courteous and making the sale of home go smoothly thank you so much!
Helen was top notch from beginning to end. Have bought/sold other properties, but she was by far the best.
Professional, always responded to my inquiries, patient throughout the sale (even when I thought differently), and in the end closed the deal quickly, and without issues.
Due to her marketing skills, all it took was one open house to make the sale. Had asked for a particular type of buyer (family and first home), and that's exactly what I got.
Perfect agent, perfect buyer, perfect escrow (had asked to accelerate and she was able to get that done), and all around perfect experience.
Would highly recommend her to either buyers or sellers. A very personable, friendly, and accommodating agent!
Helen helped me shop, buy and finance the house where I’ve been for years; she’s patient, knowledgeable, thorough, responsive and very well tuned in to the human element of the whole process;
I knew in my mind’s eye what I was looking for and she was more than patient enough to take me on the search; we looked at a number of properties in a number of cities and counties; she had the capacity to sift through the amazing range of what was available at that time, to closing the offer on where I live in the face of the multiple offer buying frenzy that existed at that time;
I have referred many people to her, pass along my vendor recommendations for service providers for her preferred resource list and value her insight and opinions to this day; I respect her quiet confidence, humor and professionalism;
I think I actually amused Helen with my comments, evaluations and efforts; we make each other laugh;
I consider Helen to be a friend and recommend her without hesitation
Helen is an exceptional realtor. My husband reads people well & got good vibes from Helen at our first meeting. We were at odds with our bank, but Helen guided us along the way and helped us to sell our property effortlessly. She was very thorough in the process and always communicated with us every step of the way. She has a great deal of integrity, was always professional, knowledgeable, and punctual with phone calls and emails. Helen also guided us through the process of finding a new home and securing a lender. She knows her job and exceeded our expectations. We are forever grateful to Helen and her guidance and support throughout a major milestone in our lives. We highly recommend Helen for your real estate needs.
Helen sold our home of 21 years and did a wonderful job. She was sensitive to our needs and wishes. Extremely responsive and was able to help us understand everything. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Helen!
My wife and I would like to thank Helen Burke for her awesome customer service. Helen treated us like family. Every time we contacted her, Helen responded with the right knowledge, her service is outstanding. Helen has integrity, and follows through no matter what, in a timely matter. We would highly recommend Helen to anyone who has real estate needs. My wife and I are thankful for everything that Helen has done for us, no doubt that will we be continuing our relationship with her.
Helen is one of the best realtors I have met in my life. Recently i was involved in a transaction with her and she supported us in every possible. She negotiated with the seller, fixed all the inadequacy in the house and much much more. I could not have asked for anything better. She is extremely proactive, polite to talk and attentive. She responds promptly to all your questions and take an extra mile to accommodate your requests and queries. She is highly knowledgeable and has good way of approaching things.
I am extremely happy with her services and would highly recommend her to anyone for any realty transaction.
I also wish her all the success for her all future endeavors.!!
Helen.. You Rock!!
Helen was nothing less than a blessing during our entire time working with her. For having no personal relationship prior to my interaction with Helen, she made it seem as if we had known each other for years. My wife and I want through a very intimidating and confusing process regarding our home and Helen not only went to bat for us but kept incredible communication throughout to help calm any nervousness we were experiencing. Even when the process got really difficult Helen only started to work harder, and got us not only the result we wanted but made sure we were happy. I couldn't have asked for a better blessing or experience. Not only would I work with Helen again I highly recommend her, she treats you like family.
Helen Burke is a truly awesome realtor! She saw my husband and I through a stressful short sale in 2011 and a difficult purchase two years later. Her knowledge of the real estate process combined with her immense kindness, creating a successful win-win-win outcome for all involved.
She picks great people to work with, too. Her mortgage broker (and husband), Dan Burke, also helped us immensely! This dynamic duo "crashed" and "pow!-ed" through these two long escrows.
For any of my future real estate ventures, I would call Helen Burke first!
Helen was instrumental in selling our mobile home. She was incredibly professional, patient, kind, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable in her field. She got us the best possible deal and we're very grateful. She is a wonderful person to have in your corner when you need to sell your home.