My family decided to move from San Mateo to the Lamorinda area early this year. We met Val at an open house and were immediately impressed with her. She was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We quickly decided that we wanted her to help us find a new home. As it turned out, we chose one of the worst times to move because inventory was at record lows. We're also pretty darn particular and wanted to make sure we bought the right house in the right neighborhood. The result was a home search that took over 6 months. It was very stressful.
Val listened to our needs and worked day and night to find the right house for us. She helped us through frustration, stress and disappointment with the market conditions and kept our spirits up. She didn't waste our time showing us houses that weren't a fit. She was punctual, professional and trustworthy every step of the way.
I'm happy to report that we did finally find a house that was a great fit for our family. Throughout the offer and closing process, Val was there working in our best interest. She has even been there after the transaction, providing recommendations for local professionals like contractors, handymen and the like. Right after we moved into the house we had a home insurance claim. Things weren't going smoothly and Val jumped in and made sure that we were taken care of. That's right. Even after the deal was done and we closed on the house, Val is still helping us out where she can. I've never had such a positive experience with a realtor. I cannot recommend Val highly enough. She is the best!
Valerie is an excellent and exceptional Realtor. She is very knowledgeable and perceptive regarding the market and current trends, in dealing with her clients, pursuing their needs, and in representing her profession. She is quick to respond to questions and finds answers. At any point in the process of selling my house and buying a new one, Valerie has shown great patience and thoroughness in assisting me with the various agencies or with issues that arose. I highly recommend her.
(Five Stars on Reach 150)
Siobhan and Matt
Val was a great negotiator and was very focused on making the process as pain free as possible. Her connection in the community helped us identify our house before it even hit the market. I have referred two of my friends both of whom had the same wonderful experience. I would refer anybody that amay abe interested in buying or selling a house to her.
Michele and Zane
Valerie did a fantastic job of identifying what we were looking for and finding the right property for us. She really went the extra mile in every detail of the process. She helped us construct and offer that paid aattention to all the small items that we believe made the difference. There was rarely an issue during escrow that was not resolved the same day. After escrow closed she continued to be there for us. We cannot say enough about how understanding, sensitive and thoughtful she is towards her clients. We would not hesitate to endorse her.
Sandy and Bob
From the very first visit we had in our living room to the return of the keys on move out day, you were there each step of the way. Your keen insight on when and how to show our home, we are convinced created additional value. We were very happy with your constant communication with us and your calming, very positive attitude. What was most impressive to us was your keen marketing knowledge and your expert negotiation ability. Keep making your clients happy clients.
Ann and Zyg
After working with 3 other realtors prior to meeting you we knew right away that you were the perfect match. You immediately went to work seeking homes that fit our profile. We especially appreciated your patience and input as we tried to figure out what was really important to us. Most appreciated was your foresight in preparing us for the market conditions and for a quick smart close. Valerie, you went above and beyond your job in so many ways. We would absolutely recommend you to family and friends.
Susan and Rich
Valerie was essential in helping us navigate through the complex waters of finding a home. She knows the market incredibly well and she tirelessly and consistently located intriguing homes and options that we never knew existed. Her commitment and availability often made us feel as though we were her only clients. Her skill and incredible instincts untimately resulteld in finding us a great home that fits our needs perfectly. She took us through every step of the escrow process with enormous grace and attention to detail. We enthusiastically recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Bridget and Andres
We would not be in our new home today had we not followed your negotiation strategy. We are convinced we beat our competition with the mix of astute thinking and very rapid execution you orchestrated. Your advice was always prudent and objective, and you were respectful of our opinions. We appreciated that you were straightforward with us at all times. You always had information and research to back up your advice. As a result we believe that we got the right house at the right price.
I have Valerie Durantini to thank for my beautiful new home. She worked tirelessly to both sell my previous home and find me a new home. She was able to close the sale despite my offer being among several others. I am grateful to her for her professionalism and thoroughness.
Susan and Tom
Val is the consummate professional, listens to every word, answers every question, is a terrific strategist and is a great person on top of all that. She calmly and skillfully navigated us through the process of selling our home and the results were multiple offers and a price well over asking.
Patty and Bill Northlich
Val Durantini was absolutely key in our selling our house. Prior to our sale we had been trying to sell for two years. Even though this was during the poor housing market of 2008-2009, we were beginning to think we were jinxed. Val buoyed our spirits and steered us toward exactly the right fixups for the final sale, spending just enough, but not too much. The stager she recommended provided key ideas, notably for positively accenting our somewhat dated pool and hardscape. Along with Val's excellent perspective on the marketing side, her professionalism was in special evidence through her technical, businesslike, data-driven preparation. For every question we asked - and there were a lot - she quickly responded with several pages of current data to answer the question. She was truly "on the case", always available, keeping us informed of important dates and requirements, and even offering to water plants and feed the dog when we left town for a few days! She is one of the most impressive agents we've known. And - she's a nice person!
Steffanie Bobier, Orinda
Val Durantini was instrumental in selling our house in Orinda. She was referred to us by a friend and came very highly regarded. Based on our experience with her, we too would highly recommend her to anyone.Right from the start, Val wanted to understand our needs and desires. She did not try to use a standard or generic approach nor did she try to minimize our needs. She listened and followed through, even far beyond what we anticipated. She went above and beyond in every capacity. Every question was answered with extensive information, every attempt was made to make our house the best on the market and she performed every market comparison possible to ensure our house sold.We have moved 6 times over the past 7 years and Val was by far the most attentive, caring and results driven realtor we have had. She exceeds all expectations and was a pleasure to work with the entire time. She even helped us find a realtor at our new location and called around to make sure we got the best. We can not emphasize enough how reliable, trustworthy, confident and successful Val is as a realtor.Val is an amazing individual and realtor.