Dean and Maria H - Menlo Park
We live out of state and were in town for a very short time to sell a rental property we had in Menlo Park. We had received several agent recommendations from friends, and family as well as our own research. At the same time we received a mailer from a company called @listings Residential Real Estate Services. We were intrigued as they offered a flat fee for Sellers rather than the usual percentage. We had some very specific needs and wants as to how the house was to be handled while on the market that required “going the extra mile”, by the listing agent.
After interviewing all the agents we had contacted, we called Carlos and Holly back and asked them if they would be able to accommodate our specific needs, as no one else seemed to be able or willing to. Carlos and Holly assured us that they could. They provided us with resources to prepare the property for market, handled all the details, and we were on the MLS in prompt fashion.
After only 1 week on the market, they brought us two offers and we were able to sell the property for full price. Their service was outstanding and we were so satisfied that when it was time to sign the closing papers at the Title Company it was another bonus to see the flat fee commission rather than the standard 3%, as I had completely forgotten about it.
We saved $19,500 in commission and because @listings also was able to secure a buyer, the buyer they represented received a 50% rebate on their commission due to the @listings Buyer Rebate Program, so everyone saved money and all had a smooth and successful transaction.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Holly, Carlos and @listings Residential Real Estate Services regardless of whether you’re a Seller or a Buyer. Their years of experience in the local real estate market showed and our experience and results prove it!
Mark M. - Atherton
I recently decided to sell a lot in Atherton that had been in my family for nearly 70 years. I’ve done several real estate transactions with Carlos over the last 20 years while he was an agent with a large national brokerage. All of those deals were handled successfully and without problems. Carlos recently joined @Listings Residential Real Estate Service, a new company offering huge incentives and commission savings to his clients. I was curious to see if I would receive the same level of service I have become accustomed to receiving from him.
For this transaction we decided not to list the property on the MLS service. Instead, I was counting on Carlos’ vast network of agents, contacts, and use of technology, to find us a buyer. I was not disappointed. Carlos managed to generate several offers at or above our asking price. We sold the property quickly and without incident.
While reviewing the transaction it was very clear to me that I had received the same excellent service from Carlos that I always have. The only difference was, as a seller, my total commission cost was $25,000! I saved over $70,000 and there was absolutely no difference in the level of service I received from Carlos and @Listings. Carlos’ Mission Statement is “Full Service at a Fair Price”. I couldn’t agree more. I look forward to working with Carlos again and I have no hesitation in recommending Carlos and his team at @Listings Residential Real Estate Services!
Rick F. - Atherton
Within the last year, Carlos Aguilar has represented me in the purchase of two Atherton properties. My business is residential development and Carlos identified two very attractive properties for potential projects. Both of these properties were in an appealing neighborhood with an outstanding school district providing an excellent value for improvement and investment. While competition was high from other potential buyers, and time constraints fierce, Carlos was able to diminish the competition and prevail as the best and winning offer in both situations.
I have no doubt that Carlos’ advice, experience and reputation with the other agents were the reasons we were able to achieve the success we did on both properties. Then, in addition to his excellent service, @listings sent me buyer rebate checks in excess of $73,000 as part of their buyer rebate program.
To receive great service and share in commission savings was a refreshing experience. I look forward to working with Carlos and the @listings team in the future.