Amanda made me feel like a top priority and for that reason I give her the highest marks and recommendation. Working with Amanda was first and foremost, an educational experience. As a first-time home buyer, I especially appreciated her patience with me in this process. During our initial conversations she seemed to focus on getting to know me. She seemed curious about my tastes, my needs as a homeowner and my economic reality. Once that was in place, our relationship was very fluid. With the information she gained from our early conversations she was proactive in arranging the viewing of various properties that she had selected, as well as ones that I had found on my own. In viewing these potential homes, her experience and eye for detail allowed her to point out a myriad things that I missed, but were critical in terms of the conditions of the property and the price. She was very generous with her time, yet was efficient and concise with her observations and advise, so as not to waste time. It helped that she was usually ready with an answer for my many questions no matter the time of the day (often evenings). I always felt taken care of and in the know of each step. During the review of legal documents, she was thorough in her explanations making sure that I understood the minutiae of each page. She also made herself available for me to ask further questions, even though I may have thought I had initially understood, yet later realized that I remained confused. When it came to submitting the offer, she offered valuable advice on how much to bid so that it might be a strong offer, but not an overbid. Her advice was always given in such a manner that I would not feel pressured and thus make my decision from a calm and rational place. All of this to say that I believe Amanda will be a valuable asset in your search for a home.
Let me start by cutting to chase - the result. Our house went from looking good to amazing. It trended higher on Redfin, Zip etc. than all the comparables! We ended up getting 10 offers and selling for 29% above asking in 12 days with no contingencies despite still having flaws and needing some repairs! Buying or selling your home is a huge deal with high stakes so it was critical for us to make a smart choice on who would help us sell especially given our families tricky circumstances. As I'm familiar with sales and marketing I would have probably done For Sale By Owner if our sale wasn't so logistically complicated and time sensitive. Because I like to do things for myself and I like saving money. But given our situation it just didn't make sense, we needed to sell fast, we wanted to fix the house up first and were relocating to another state. I could not be happier with Amanda as our agent. She was simply awesome and a joy to work with. She was not pushy to win our business, but she was keen and did follow up as she should. She has great communication skills, was always available when I needed her (which was a ton!). She's very friendly and personable, has excellent strategies, knowledge of the area and markets. She also has a sharp eye for detail and design. She helped me make many winning design choices which really made our house stand out and shine. She also helped me secure a good loan to pay to fix the place up with speed and ease. Amanda worked extremely hard and went above and beyond to get us the best possible result and did an amazing job. She's a very honest and super nice person that I trust 100%. We will forever be grateful for her help in our difficult complicated move.
I met Amanda Brunato through a random internet algorithm, and my life is better for it! When I clicked "more info" on the Zillow site, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know the first thing about purchasing a new home I didn't even know if I could afford the house I was clicking on. When that button was clicked, Amanda was assigned to me, and I couldn't have asked for a better agent. As a first time home buyer, I can attest that Amanda is a great professional agent with a friendly personality, calm demeanor and good sense of humor. Amanda was an incredible resource throughout my learning process and made me feel very comfortable. She explained the search and home buying process step by step, from securing a loan to bidding on a house to closing on it. Amanda was patient as I tried to figure out my loan, changed my loan and changed my search range. She helped me understand the inspection reports promptly responded to inquiries I had about houses on the market, and provided her professional opinion on what could meet my needs in my price range. Amanda never pushed homes on me or showed me homes I didn't want to see. Ultimately, Amanda went above and beyond to help me find a great house in the midst of the Corona virus pandemic and raging CA wildfires. I would recommend Amanda to anyone who is interested buying or selling their home.
I worked with Amanda Brunato at Compass Realty in July 2019. I was facing a foreclosure sale of my duplex in rural Marin County and I had already known Amanda and her lovely family personally for several years. I had only one month to find a buyer to avoid the foreclosure sale. It was a lot to ask and she agreed to help me. Amanda (from Oakland) partnered with another Compass realtor based in Marin and they found not one but two buyers! We were able to complete the sale two days before the scheduled public auction. They were life-savers! This was not an easy sale and Amanda was calm and reassuring throughout the entire process. I felt she was accessible when I needed help and support and explanations with all the decisions and paperwork. When I lost patience and had a melt-down, she reminded me we were doing all the right things and kept my spirits up. Supportive, genuine and pleasant to work with very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Amanda for your real estate needs, even if your property is located outside the East Bay.
Amanda was amazing to work with selling my house in Oakland. I have bought and sold many houses in the past 15 years and worked with dozens of real estate agents, and Amanda’s performance stood out brilliantly. Amanda took care of all little details that many other agents would have missed. I have tremendously enjoyed the entire process because Amanda made everything easy and stress free for me throughout the remodeling, as well as the selling phases. Her elegant taste in many areas was indisputable, and her selection of professional people to work with was of a great value for my project. Amanda’s response to all types of communications (emails, texts, phone calls) was impeccable. I heartedly recommend Amanda for anyone who is looking for the best service and highest outcome combined.
Preparing, listing, and selling a home can be a very time-consuming, complex and stressful process, but Amanda made it all quite manageable. We were thrilled with the level of personalized support she provided every step of the way. Her commitment to a successful sale was obvious on a daily basis. From preparing for inspections and making cosmetic repairs, through staging, photography, listing and showing the house, Amanda was personally involved. Her expert guidance and personal commitment made the whole process go smoothly. We highly recommend her services to anyone in the market buying or selling a home.
Amanda was superb in helping me with selling my condo. As my property had been leased prior to putting it on the market, and was living out of area, I needed extra assistance with repairs and preparation work. Amanda dived in without hesitation, and got my property ready for the market in a timely manner. Her expertise and guidance resulted in my getting an offer far above my expected sale price, and with no contingencies. I would hire her again in an instant.
Amanda listens to you, she's great at keeping you focused, she knows her stuff and always has a smile and a hug for you. I mean, seriously, it doesn't get any better than Amanda. You're always in good hands.
Very knowledgeable young lady! Dedicated to her clients!
Amanda understands the local market, and is uniquely positioned to help her clients make smart choices as they negotiate their way through the purchase of a new home.