Kristine R. Wiley
I want to thank you both for all of the help and professional attention that you gave me leading up to, during and after the sale of my condo. As you know it was a very emotional decision for me to decide to sell and you both were so kind and patient with me. You made sure that I understood the process every step of the way and were available to answer my questions any time of the day or evening. Once an offer was received, you walked me through the process and made sure that I was comfortable with the sale. The closing was so easy I couldn't believe it and putting all of the documents on a CD for me is such a nice touch and most appreciated. I have bought and sold homes many times over the years and the service and experience I received from Athas and Associates Real Estate Inc is by far the best I have ever received. It was a true pleasure doing business with you and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell property.
Fred and Enid E.
We want to express our gratitude to Denise & George Athas for the wonderful work they've done in preparing, listing and selling our condo. They went way above and beyond what is typically expected from Realtors. Not only did they help with the considerable clean up. They continually worked on our behalf by arranging inspections, needed renovations and repairs as well as the pre-listing staging of the home and the entire negotiation process. Over the years we have dealt with many realtors and we have never experienced such a professional, knowledgeable and caring approach. Their advice proved to be "spot on" throughout. On a personal note, they were always ready with their thoughtful and caring ways, making this very difficult and emotional experience much easier for us. We would not hesitate to recommend Denise and George for any real estate representation you may require.
Don and MaryEllen D.
"Our experience with Denise was nothing short of wonderful, Denise's interaction with us and even our daughter Taylor was professional, friendly and most of all competent, a true professional in a business where I feel this is not always the situation. I don't think that we could have found a more dedicated professional, nor would we ever look for one after working with Denise. Denise worked as hard as anyone could of to find us a home in Marin that fit our vision of the perfect home, Denise researched every possible question that we raised and even some that we didn't. She made us feel very comfortable working with her and followed through to the end of the purchase and even after the purchase to see if there was anything that she could do to help. We highly recommend Denise to anyone buying or selling a home."
"...I wanted to thank you for all of your help with my house/condo. You really did a great job with remembering that this is my "first time" and I really appreciate that I was never in the dark about anything. I know that not everyone feels as comfortable as I did and it was because you did such a great job with follow-up the whole, entire time."
Lynn C. and Garrett J.
"...Denise has the unique ability to quickly solve problems, whether they are created by other agents or by the other party in the transactions, so that the deals will go through. She is always accessible, in good humor and very supportive during the entire stressful process. She is also extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the sale, whether it is staging a property, showing a property or doing the paperwork...Denise will always do her utmost to ensure that things will work out."
David and Joann S.
"Denise pointed out the strengths and weaknesses in our home and provided advice on presentation. she was consistent in followup and was always prepared. Denise remained in constant contact with us, updating information. At no time was she too busy to return a call or answer a question. This enthusiasm and dedication proved to us that we were in the very best of hands. Our confidence was confirmed by the fact that our house sold in 5 days for more than asking price."
Todd G. & Gigi G.
"Denise and George excel at guiding the buyer through delicate real estate negotiations, quickly addressing existing or potential problems before they become deal-breakers. They represent their clients in the truest sense of the word, standing up for their interests throughout the process…from start to finish. Their incredible attention to detail is also very impressive. It does not matter whether you are buying a multi-million dollar home or a simple condo…they apply the same standards to both.
By the way, Gigi loves the vase, especially where she put it on the mantle. Thanks again!"
Manual and Stefanie M.
"George and Denise Athas are simply the best! We can’t say it enough. They work so well together. They are warm and inviting, showing professionalism without all of the Marin pretentiousness. We felt taken care of throughout the buying process. They always made time for us, looking at multiple properties in various price-points. Seeing homes in person can be very different than what you see online. Because we lived and work in San Francisco, we really didn’t know the northbay very well. George and Denise took time with us to show us around and help narrow the field of areas to look.
We attempted to buy 2 other homes but an all-cash offer came in and the other one simply had a better offer. Denise is like a tigress that you want in your corner. After losing out on the 2 homes and feeling discouraged, she committed to me in a phone conversation, “We are going to find you your home!” I remember thinking that maybe it IS possible because of her determination. That very afternoon, our offer was accepted and 30 days later, we had our home! The home we got is absolutely perfect for us! The location is better than we imagined. And, best of all, we didn’t pay too much for it. Denise knows the business so well and how to put an offer in that may be appealing to the seller when you don’t have a lot of cash up front. Throughout the escrow process, she remained on top of our every move.
George and Denise Athas are the best of the best! They are 2 beautiful people we are so grateful to call our friends. Thank you, George and Denise, for all of your tireless work on our behalf. You are always welcome in our home."
"Without question, I highly recommend Athas & Associates. They are true professionals. We challenged Denise and George to sell our house in two weeks or less. And, they did it!! As we partnered with Denise and George through the process, they handled every issue and every detail – marketing, the open houses, the communication to us, negotiating the deal, handling the escrow and closing paperwork. We are so happy we hired Athas & Associates. Wow!! Denise and George did it all, and all so well!! If you want your house sold quickly and at the price you want, there is no question, hire Athas & Associates."
"Thank you, Denise and George, for the extraordinary service and wisdom you delivered in managing the recent sale of my home.
Having held a real estate license in another state, my expectations were high, my knowledge of real estate transactions in California, low. My prior experience is what gives perspective to the term “I could have not done this without you.” Your professionalism, depth and tenacity were a steady compass and the wind in my sails throughout the entire process.
Your skills were evident from the moment we signed the listing agreement. Not only did you patiently answer the litany of questions, you and George stayed for several hours, helping me understand how to make the most of my home’s attributes, up to and including moving furniture, literally “moving furniture” and telling me which beloved collections needed to be stored immediately. You crafted a strategy for presenting the property, created marketing materials, educated the brokerage community about the opportunity and followed up on every showing. You were encouraging and perhaps more important, reliable council when my expectations were unrealistic, patiently guiding the process if I got impatient or entrenched in an unproductive position. As for many others, selling a home comes with more than a little emotion, which you understood and addressed with understanding. If all this were not enough, you managed to take care of potential impediments to the transaction when I needed to be absent for business travel, relieving me of much work and concern.
I am very pleased with the Athas team, from start to finish, and feel well rewarded for placing my trust in you and your firm. Thank you, for being you and for providing high value real estate services and for exceeding all expectations."