Testimonials

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Elizabeth F.

We started our homebuying journey unsure if we even needed a realtor, and boy, are we glad we wised up! Stefan made this process so easy and pain-free, at times it felt too good to be true. We can say with absolute certainty that we would not be in our home today if it weren't for Stefan. Our price range was much less than many other Bay Area homebuyers, but thanks to Stefan, we never felt that our budget granted us fewer options. After listening to what we were looking for in a house, Stefan searched high and low to find us amazing choices, and never pushed us to increase our price range. This experience made us feel just as important as someone buying a $10 million home. The homebuying process was extremely quick in our case. We went from casually browsing to making an offer on a house within a week. We were uncertain, unknowledgeable, and let things fall through the cracks, but Stefan…

We started our homebuying journey unsure if we even needed a realtor, and boy, are we glad we wised up! Stefan made this process so easy and pain-free, at times it felt too good to be true. We can say with absolute certainty that we would not be in our home today if it weren't for Stefan. Our price range was much less than many other Bay Area homebuyers, but thanks to Stefan, we never felt that our budget granted us fewer options. After listening to what we were looking for in a house, Stefan searched high and low to find us amazing choices, and never pushed us to increase our price range. This experience made us feel just as important as someone buying a $10 million home. The homebuying process was extremely quick in our case. We went from casually browsing to making an offer on a house within a week. We were uncertain, unknowledgeable, and let things fall through the cracks, but Stefan never held any of this against us. Stefan was incredibly patient and understanding every step of the way, and even came to our house the night before offers were due to review paperwork late into the night. He gave us tips on how we could improve our odds at having our offer accepted, and gave us honest answers to every question we had, even when they were answers we didn't want to hear. When we got the keys, Stefan came over with an extremely thoughtful gift and toasted with us to our new home. Even long after we closed on our home, Stefan still checks in on us to see how we are doing. He is one of the most thoughtful, genuine and ethical people we have ever met, and we are so grateful to have crossed paths with him. Buying a home is a stressful process with so many hard decisions to make, so do yourself a favor and make an easy one by choosing Stefan as your realtor!

Chris S.

We were referred to Stefan through our realtor who covers San Francisco and the Penninsula, to help sell our rental condo in San Jose. He received high praise and ended up exceeding our expectations. We were very impressed with Stefan's responsiveness and professionalism. Even though our little  1Br condo was probably one of the smallest properties he was covering, we always felt like we were a top priority. He took the time to understand our situation and give us the best guidance and advice for us. This included guiding us on upcoming plans for the neighborhood and market, and questioning if now was the right time to sell. We felt it was for us, but we greatly appreciated that he wasn't just trying to sell the listing, and was truly looking out for our best interests. The quality of his work was outstanding as well. From the photography and staging, to the marketing and showings, every…

We were referred to Stefan through our realtor who covers San Francisco and the Penninsula, to help sell our rental condo in San Jose. He received high praise and ended up exceeding our expectations. We were very impressed with Stefan's responsiveness and professionalism. Even though our little  1Br condo was probably one of the smallest properties he was covering, we always felt like we were a top priority. He took the time to understand our situation and give us the best guidance and advice for us. This included guiding us on upcoming plans for the neighborhood and market, and questioning if now was the right time to sell. We felt it was for us, but we greatly appreciated that he wasn't just trying to sell the listing, and was truly looking out for our best interests. The quality of his work was outstanding as well. From the photography and staging, to the marketing and showings, everything was first class. He applied the same quality and attention to our condo, as he does to multi-million dollar listings. He said it's more about the relationship to him than the price, and we always felt that in our interactions with him. His results speak for themselves. We ended up setting the record selling price for our unit in the building, that still stands almost 1-year later! We will definitely work with Stefan again if we ever buy/sell in the South Bay, and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. He is first class all the way.

Randy F.

I've used Stefan 3 times (2 purchases and 1 sale) over a span of 17 years. Working with him was always great. In one of the most competitive real estate markets we were able to purchase a home that was perfect for our needs, at an amazing value. And we were able to sell our former home with  little effort at a great price. During the 17 year period between when I bought my first and second homes with Stefan he was a great partner the entire time. 8 years into my previous home ownership Stefan helped us make renovations and connected us with a great contractor, even though we weren't even considering selling at the time. He seemed more of a house ownership partner than a real estate agent. Real estate agents make money buying or selling homes, so it's in their financial interest to get a deal done. Stefan was never like that, and was always patient and seemed to really want to get us in t…

I've used Stefan 3 times (2 purchases and 1 sale) over a span of 17 years. Working with him was always great. In one of the most competitive real estate markets we were able to purchase a home that was perfect for our needs, at an amazing value. And we were able to sell our former home with  little effort at a great price. During the 17 year period between when I bought my first and second homes with Stefan he was a great partner the entire time. 8 years into my previous home ownership Stefan helped us make renovations and connected us with a great contractor, even though we weren't even considering selling at the time. He seemed more of a house ownership partner than a real estate agent. Real estate agents make money buying or selling homes, so it's in their financial interest to get a deal done. Stefan was never like that, and was always patient and seemed to really want to get us in the right house for our needs, at the right price and time, and not to just get a deal done. In fact, our last purchase was a seven year process of looking at hundreds of homes in many areas, and Stefan patiently worked with us through the long process. And most importantly, 6 months into owning our new home Stefan was still working with the builder weekly to make sure any issues were properly addressed (since it's new construction). I assume most other agents would have moved on long ago.

Apoorva D.

Dedication, Passion and Patience are the first words that come to our mind when we think about Stefan. We were first introduced to Stefan in 2015 when our friends were looking for their first home. When we decided to begin the search for our first home in early 2017, we knew we had to have Stefan  on our team. As first time home buyers, we had so much of anxiety, nervousness and excitement about the process, but Stefan made it extremely easy for us. Stefan brings in years of experience in the industry with his immense knowledge about every area in the Valley. He always guided us with his expertise and advise, helping us to make an informed decision. Throughout the process, Stefan was extremely patient with us. He always respected our inputs and made sure he accommodated them while helping us shortlist homes during our search. He has helped us get our dream home, which we could not have b…

Dedication, Passion and Patience are the first words that come to our mind when we think about Stefan. We were first introduced to Stefan in 2015 when our friends were looking for their first home. When we decided to begin the search for our first home in early 2017, we knew we had to have Stefan  on our team. As first time home buyers, we had so much of anxiety, nervousness and excitement about the process, but Stefan made it extremely easy for us. Stefan brings in years of experience in the industry with his immense knowledge about every area in the Valley. He always guided us with his expertise and advise, helping us to make an informed decision. Throughout the process, Stefan was extremely patient with us. He always respected our inputs and made sure he accommodated them while helping us shortlist homes during our search. He has helped us get our dream home, which we could not have been happier about. Even after closing in on our home, Stefan has always extended his help to us for anything we may need. We have found a reliable friend and guide in Stefan and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home. We are sure anyone associated with him will have a great experience.

Mohan G.

We are so glad to see Stefan online and getting genuinely top marks. Our association with him started 20 years ago when we decided to get out of high cost of renting apartments and take the plunge into housing. We must say that he is one of the most grounded and patient realtor that bay area is  lucky to have. Not only he uses his deep knowledge of markets but he also utilizes his vast area of contacts to get you into your dream place. He also takes time to understand your financial status, requirements, future needs and provides the right direction. There were even times when Stefan discouraged us from getting into market due to adverse conditions and it proved to be a very good decision. He is a graduate of Santa Clara university and one of the strong skills that he brings to table is in terms of contract and negotiations. He is extremely patient, never the one to do a buy or sell "jus…

We are so glad to see Stefan online and getting genuinely top marks. Our association with him started 20 years ago when we decided to get out of high cost of renting apartments and take the plunge into housing. We must say that he is one of the most grounded and patient realtor that bay area is  lucky to have. Not only he uses his deep knowledge of markets but he also utilizes his vast area of contacts to get you into your dream place. He also takes time to understand your financial status, requirements, future needs and provides the right direction. There were even times when Stefan discouraged us from getting into market due to adverse conditions and it proved to be a very good decision. He is a graduate of Santa Clara university and one of the strong skills that he brings to table is in terms of contract and negotiations. He is extremely patient, never the one to do a buy or sell "just" for commission. Finally, he has a team of highly skilled contractors, staging experts, handymen on his Rolodex. So, even after you move in or move out from you property, he is able to help you connect to dependable service men to accomplish minute of tasks and make it a smooth transition.

Amy A.

Stefan listed and sold my childhood home. The experience was quite emotional, given my ties to the property, and Stefan was incredibly understanding, kind, and patient with me throughout the process. He did everything to make the process as easy and seamless as possible and delivered exactly what  he promised. He truly went above and beyond expectations. One example is that he organized meetings with several home staging companies and was onsite to meet with all of them and helped me determine the best bid. Staging felt like an added expense, but he was absolutely right in encouraging me to stage the home. The staging completely transformed a very dated home!! Additionally, Stefan did an incredible job with marketing that directly resulted hugely successful open houses. And as for meeting commitments / timelines, Stefan did not miss any and was always available to speak with me and answe…

Stefan listed and sold my childhood home. The experience was quite emotional, given my ties to the property, and Stefan was incredibly understanding, kind, and patient with me throughout the process. He did everything to make the process as easy and seamless as possible and delivered exactly what  he promised. He truly went above and beyond expectations. One example is that he organized meetings with several home staging companies and was onsite to meet with all of them and helped me determine the best bid. Staging felt like an added expense, but he was absolutely right in encouraging me to stage the home. The staging completely transformed a very dated home!! Additionally, Stefan did an incredible job with marketing that directly resulted hugely successful open houses. And as for meeting commitments / timelines, Stefan did not miss any and was always available to speak with me and answer any questions or address any concerns I had along the way. Stefan is extremely professional, knowledgable, and an absolute pleasure to work with. He merits more than 5 stars!

Ken Friedman

Luxury Home Developer

My entire family would like to thank you for your help in closing what was, I am sure, one of your longest and more complicated sales. My mother’s house was a very old estate and would require a very particular buyer. I was impressed by the amount of marketing you put into the home and your feedback and updates were extraordinary. You handled information requests from all three of us (my sisters and I) with aplomb and made sure that your communications were shared with all of us. I might also point out the inherent difficulties of working with a family through a crisis and you did it. When the offer was received you handled everything for us and ultimately were able to sell the home without a hitch. To anyone who is considering using you I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I was with the service you delivered. I have bought and sold many properties and you are without reservation on…

My entire family would like to thank you for your help in closing what was, I am sure, one of your longest and more complicated sales. My mother’s house was a very old estate and would require a very particular buyer. I was impressed by the amount of marketing you put into the home and your feedback and updates were extraordinary. You handled information requests from all three of us (my sisters and I) with aplomb and made sure that your communications were shared with all of us. I might also point out the inherent difficulties of working with a family through a crisis and you did it. When the offer was received you handled everything for us and ultimately were able to sell the home without a hitch. To anyone who is considering using you I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I was with the service you delivered. I have bought and sold many properties and you are without reservation one of the top real estate professionals I have ever worked with. Thank you again for helping us with what was a very difficult and emotional sale for my family.

Thom Kreusel

Stefan Walker won my business with his thorough analysis of my housing market, his impressive portfolio of experience and the willingness to act as a liason for a remote sale (I was already out of state by the time we listed the property). He earned my trust with his reliable and timely communication, patiently taking the time to review important aspects of the home sale as it had been over a decade since I last sold a home. He laid out multiple sale strategies and executed the one I selected perfectly. His results were better than he predicted and the house was on the market only four days before we went into contract. Stefan did a superb job implementing our sales plan and helping me maximize the returns on my home. I would highly recommend working with Stefan, he’s dedicated and meticulous about details. His communication is excellent and negotiation skills proven. He was essential in…

Stefan Walker won my business with his thorough analysis of my housing market, his impressive portfolio of experience and the willingness to act as a liason for a remote sale (I was already out of state by the time we listed the property). He earned my trust with his reliable and timely communication, patiently taking the time to review important aspects of the home sale as it had been over a decade since I last sold a home. He laid out multiple sale strategies and executed the one I selected perfectly. His results were better than he predicted and the house was on the market only four days before we went into contract. Stefan did a superb job implementing our sales plan and helping me maximize the returns on my home. I would highly recommend working with Stefan, he’s dedicated and meticulous about details. His communication is excellent and negotiation skills proven. He was essential in making my home sale a great experience. 

Maureen Bensing

Director of Quality Assurance, Twelve Medical

It is with absolute pleasure that I write this letter about Stefan Walker, who I have used as a Realtor for over 15 years. Stef has helped me purchase three homes and sell two. He has also become a reliable sounding board for me on everything home-related. Stef is extremely resourceful. Even now, after I have been a homeowner for over 15 years, I still email him for a contact or for his advice. It is obvious that he loves his job, but is also helps that he has been in the business for such a long time, is a native to this area, and genuinely cares about his clients. I have recommended Stef’s services to many friends over the years and they also have been absolutely satisfied with the service and care he provides. Many of my friends have used him multiple times and would agree that he is one of the best in the business. Honestly, I wouldn’t commit to any major home decisions without cons…

It is with absolute pleasure that I write this letter about Stefan Walker, who I have used as a Realtor for over 15 years. Stef has helped me purchase three homes and sell two. He has also become a reliable sounding board for me on everything home-related. Stef is extremely resourceful. Even now, after I have been a homeowner for over 15 years, I still email him for a contact or for his advice. It is obvious that he loves his job, but is also helps that he has been in the business for such a long time, is a native to this area, and genuinely cares about his clients. I have recommended Stef’s services to many friends over the years and they also have been absolutely satisfied with the service and care he provides. Many of my friends have used him multiple times and would agree that he is one of the best in the business. Honestly, I wouldn’t commit to any major home decisions without consulting him first.

Eric Grizzell

I’d like to recognize Stefan Walker, who recently managed the sale of my parents’ property in Saratoga. I worked closely with Stefan during the entire process as trustee of my parents’ estate. The sale of the property was very challenging. Although the lot was appealing, the structure itself was small and quite dated. Stefan conducted himself in a highly professional manner throughout the process of preparing the property for sale, listing, negotiation and close. He alleviated many of our concerns by actively managing the sale to a quality level that I have never experienced with any other agent or broker. His knowledge, insightfulness, communication skills, and sound advice all contributed to a highly satisfactory outcome. I highly recommend his services to others. We were fortunate to have him on board!

John & Bobbie Tremor

It is now a year and a half since Stefan sold our 40+ years-in-residence Saratoga home. We have remained friends and correspond on a regular basis. Ours was a pleasant and rewarding venture through what commonly can be a harrowing experience. His counsel was always good. Specifically, his suggestions on preparations to be made prior to placement on the market were taken and proved to be instrumental in effecting a highly satisfactory conclusion. Not the least of his services was his knowledgeable guidance through the different inspections, rules and regulations, and sometimes bewildering paperwork connected with the selling of a house. In short, Stefan Walker is a terrific real estate agent and person and we recommend him to you highly.

Mark De Mattei

Owner/President, De Mattei Construction, Inc.

I have enjoyed and valued working with Stefan over the years, both on personal transactions, as well as working with him on behalf of his clients. Stefan is highly respected in the industry and brings a vast amount of knowledge in assisting his clients in their transactions. He takes a personal interest in making sure his clients are getting what they want and sees the big picture to assure that his clients achieve their overall goals. He puts in the time; he listens, and has the proper resources to make sure all phases of the transaction are successful. When Stefan is working for his clients you have a professional in your corner and a relationship that you can trust and value for years to come. I highly recommend Stefan Walker.

Sebastian Kanthak

Google

You were wonderful at explaining the home-sale process to us, providing us with our options and clearly explaining what to expect in each scenario. You were patient, calm, very informative, and never pushy. And your recommendations were very helpful. The true test was the sale of our home within four days of hitting the market, with the highest price in the history of the neighborhood to date! You created a bidding war with the first offer which benefitted us well. Thank you. Thank you for all of your expertise, advice, and skill. You are so humble yet so talented. We highly recommend you to anyone seeking representation from a real estate agent.

Roger F. Mairose

Chairman of the Board/Co-Founder, Mai Constuction, Inc.

We really appreciate all the time and effort Stefan Walker put into the selling of the Saratoga house. Stefan went out of his way to get through the challenges, problems and issues that made this sale difficult, and even accomplished the closing early. This was not an easy transaction and we fully appreciate the effort, tenacity, time and, especially, the in-depth knowledge of real estate that was required of Stefan to accomplish the close on the property. We highly recommend Stefan to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

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