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    muriel christianson
    We recently sold our home in Pleasanton and Doug Buenz was our agent. I was impressed with Doug's knowledge of the Pleasanton market and with his excellent suggestions on how to prepare our property, both inside and out. He presented a marketing plan that was both thorough and used the latest technology. Doug is a true professional. During the process, he was unfailingly responsive to all our questions. We moved out prior to the sale, and Doug and his team handled all the details in our absence in a timely and efficient manner. I recommend Doug Buenz and his group most highly.
    Jun 03, 2019
  • d
    A big Thank-you to Doug Buenz, did everything he said he would and more. When I listed I really looked for a great agent. What I got was more. Not only patient, but very understanding. Always very professional. Hardest thing to do was sell this home. He did make it a better situation.
    Jun 02, 2019
  • l
    My wife and I decided that it was time to look for a smaller house in the area, and when it came to choosing a real estate agent, there was only one choice – Doug Buenz. Doug knows the Tri-Valley and the neighborhoods like the back of his hand. We met with Doug, and he presented us with a thorough market analysis of comparative homes in the area and a thorough plan for selling our home. We were not quite sure how to go about buying and selling at the same time, but Doug had a plan and worked it to perfection.

    As things happened, we found the home that we were looking for and made and negotiated an excellent offer on our future home. Doug and the lender structured an offer that the owner could simply not refuse, and we were able to secure the house without selling our home, although we did want to sell our home right away so we did not have to carry two homes.

    That is when Doug and his team really took over. He and his team handled everything, connecting us with the cleaners, painters, inspectors and stagers. He was a master at preparing our older home for the market. Within a few days we were ready for the market, and we had an offer in very short order at a very good price. He handled it like a true pro, and we were able to close on our new home first, move in, then close on our old home. It was super convenient, and Doug and his team were with us every step of the way. We had the peace of mind knowing that everything was being handled

    We would have to say that we have never met anyone that compares with Doug’s experience, professionalism and his knowledge of the real estate business. He is second to none. We would highly recommend him, and his team, to you for handling all your real estate needs.
    May 15, 2019
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    Len Pritchett
    We moved here from a part of the country where the average price per square foot is $179/square foot. Needless to say, we had sticker shock when we started out. Carolyn was the perfect guide for us in helping us thoughtfully navigate what, for us, was a totally new landscape.
    Have you ever worked with someone and they just “got it?” They asked terrific questions and you only had to tell them something once and they actually listened, responded, and customized their approach based upon what you told them? How rare is that? Well, that’s Carolyn McManus. She does exactly that and is so professional and thoughtful from start to finish.
    A lot of our initial searching happened online from the other side of the country. When we saw something we liked online, Carolyn was happy to help us by checking out properties on our behalf, knowing what we want. She’d sometimes say, “Don’t waste your time flying out to see this house. I went there and it’s not the right house for your family and here’s why.” We felt so honored, so respected, and heard. It was amazing.
    When we finally moved here, we were able to find a house that hit every single thing we had wanted in just a matter of days. And, we feel like we got a very fair price on the home as well. We just could not be happier with our experience. It was a very enjoyable and low stress experience because Carolyn is so responsive, calm, positive, and really knows her business. Carolyn gave us some of the best advice and customer service we’ve ever experienced from the minute we met her and right through purchasing our home.
    When you first meet Carolyn, you think, “Wow, she’s so professional and put together, such a joy, so respectful, and a great listener.” Then, after you work with her, you realize that she is all of the above and so much more. She’s a consummate professional and great human being.
    If you’ve not yet selected an agent to help your family move to East Bay, look no further. You will not find anyone better than Carolyn McManus. Call her today and you’ll be one step closer to finding exactly what you’re looking for in the most enjoyable, efficient, and effective manner possible. You'll be happy you did.
    May 02, 2019
  • z
    We had been looking for a home for over a year with no luck. We started to work with Carolyn and we finally found a home! She is extremely knowledged about the area and helpful. She knows what her clients are looking for and finds it. Carolyn is well organized, professional, determined and upbeat. She responds quickly to questions and works with you through the entire process making it smooth. We would highly recommend Carolyn and she would be our first choice in the future.
    Apr 01, 2019

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