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Simply put, Brian is the cream of the crop in a very crowded field. He delivered everything we needed and wanted in a realtor (including many things we didn't know we needed) and quickly become a trusted friend. His responsiveness is second none as well as his knowledge of and ability to navigate the Lamorinda market. He was patient with us when necessary and gently pushed us along when we needed to progress. We had very narrow parameters we expected to stay within in terms of location and features and he worked tirelessly over multiple years to find us the perfect property (off-market!) and navigate an unprecedented time all while getting us a great deal. Post-close he's continued to be an incredible asset in getting our new home up and running as we undertook several renovations while trying to move with two under two. Brian is the best, we'd recommend him to absolutely anyone and you will be incredibly well cared for during what can be a stressful time for many.
Brian was our buying agent (as well as therapist, and advisor) and helped lead us through the end to end journey to purchase our first home in Berkeley. From the outset, Brian did a great job explaining the buying and financing process. He gave us tips on what to look for when researching and going to open houses. When we were in the thick of our search, Brian did a fantastic job finding new listings and keeping us informed about potential properties. He provided weekly walk through observations, and was always available to answer questions or to hop on the phone despite our crazy schedules. Brian did a great job of keeping us focused on finding value within our price range and was always very honest and comprehensive when presenting the pro’s and con’s of each of the houses we looked at. Brian did a great job to keep us grounded – as to not risk over bidding while keep our spirits up when if we lost an offer. Brian also did a great job presenting our bids ( for our house we were not the high bid - but his negotiation tactics helped us stand apart from the rest). Thank you Brian for persevering through the challenging Oakland/Berkeley market with us, we are so lucky to have had your help to find and win our first home.
“If you're looking for a realtor in the East Bay, you want Brian, who just sold my property in Walnut Creek at way above asking price and all-cash - and it was the biggest sale to date at our condo complex. He's smart, skilled, knowledgeable and available/responsive at all hours, but the qualities I was most impressed with are the intangibles - he's a quality human being, with a steady hand and even-keeled temperament, and he wants the best for you. I trust him completely. You should too.”
“Brian is the rare realtor who can give the you the straight story on your property and what it will sell for and why. He is a seasoned professional who works out all of the details and pitfalls associated with a sale. Most importantly, he will do so with a degree of integrity that is beyond reproach. I recommend Brian wholeheartedly.”
“There is truly no better real estate agent than Brian! I have been working with him for over 10 years, now, both as the owner of a rental property, and most recently as a home seller. Brian has always provided exceptional customer service, and his understanding of the market has served me well. From securing quality tenants to negotiating leases to personally conducting move-in/move out inspections, Brian has done it all. And when it came time to sell my property, he took care of everything from recommending contractors, to gathering bids, to scheduling and overseeing all the upgrades. He replaced light bulbs, helped me empty out my storage unit, and even took it upon himself to vacuum up a mess that was created when another agent accidentally shattered a light fixture! The marketing presentation he put together combined with his well thought out sales strategy brought in top dollar. But perhaps even more importantly, Brian always conducts business with honesty, integrity and complete transparency.”
“My wife and I have been lucky enough to know Brian most of our lives. Brian helped us find our dream home in a really competitive market. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, which was great since we were buying our first single family home. Even while running his own business and serving many other clients, Brian was always super responsive and helpful throughout the process. He explained the different steps of the process clearly, and we felt absolutely comfortable throughout the process. I'd highly recommend Brian to anyone who might be looking for a home in the Bay Area.”
“Brian is a fantastic realtor who is willing to go above and beyond for his clients. He assisted my family with preparing the home for sale and his recommendations regarding what was needed for the home made a huge difference. He did a great job of communicating with me. He is very knowledgeable and trustworthy; both are great assets in a realtor. I can honestly say that the house would not have sold as well, or in such a timely manner, if Brian hadn't been there to help each step of the way. I can't say enough about how helpful he was to my family!”
“Brian is a rare realtor who consistently puts his clients' interests first. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and will be very frank about what is and is not a good investment, even when it is against his interest (a realtor's interest is always to make a sale-- which is why realtors usually can't be trusted). Brian is friendly and very thorough. He gets the job done and does it very well.”
“Brian Rochford helped our family find the perfect home for our growing family. We appreciated his expert advice throughout the process. It was great working with someone who knew what would be important to a young, working couple with two kids. We continue to be grateful for all that the Rochford family has done for us!”
“My brother and I worked with Brian when we recently sold our family home and we highly recommend him. He is very responsive to his client's needs and his knowledge and experience proved invaluable. Brian was there every step of the way, helping us navigate the complex process of selling a home. I am looking forward to working with him again when it is time to purchase my new home.”