Testimonials

Marlene and Nicolette were the perfect choice.

We decided to move to the Los Gatos/Saratoga area just after we sold our house in Minnesota. We did not have much time to find a new house so we needed agents who knew the area well. Marlene and Nicolette were the perfect choice. Not only did they help us find a great house in an excellent location, they helped with all of the details. Nicolette and Marlene both worked with us to get through the negotiation, all the disclosures, inspections, loan information and title work. We worked in person, on the phone and via email and they were always knowledgeable, prompt and cordial. We would hire Nicolette and Marlene again and we will refer them to our friends.

Bonnie and Dean Westman |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

Marlene and Nicolette are a very solid team...

Over the past 15 years Marlene and Nicolette helped me sell a home in San Jose and both buy and sell a home in Los Gatos. Each process was very successful and they partnered with me every step of the way. I truly believe I could not have done it without their help. They helped me prepare my homes in order to get the best price. Their market analysis was spot on and they were both skilled and professional in handling the offers and contracts. When I bought my home in Los Gatos they were patient and tenacious in finding the perfect home for our family. Marlene and Nicolette are a very solid team and have my highest recommendation.

 

Carol Martin |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

The timing of both the purchase and sale were tricky, as well as the financing, but both transactions went very smoothly and without one problem.

My wife and I are serial re-modelers and we have used Marlene and Nicolette for our last four real estate transactions. We just closed on our "dream" property and we used Marlene and Nicolette to sell our old home and purchase the new one (REO). The timing of both the purchase and sale were tricky, as well as the financing, but both transactions went very smoothly and without one problem. I attribute this to the experience and attention both Marlene and Nicolette brought to the table and we could not have pulled it off without them. Marlene and Nicolette worked with us for almost two years looking for our next home and they remained amazingly patient while we looked at dozens of houses. They remained incredibly dedicated to our crazy passion for buying un-loved, barely livable shacks and turning into something would actually want to live in.

 

Chris Fink |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

They went above and beyond every step of the way when we sold our house.

Marlene and Nicolette are an excellent team. They went above and beyond every step of the way when we sold our house. Their reputation and experience were evident with our first meeting and our last. I would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone buying or selling in the area. We plan to use them in the near future for the purchase of our next home. We would not consider anyone else! They are simply the best.  Morgan Hill

 

Clair Prezynski |
Morgan Hill |
Morgan Hill

They offered professional advice with our best interests in mind

We've worked with Marlene and Nicolette several times and I have referred others to them as well. They offered professional advice with our best interests in mind - even when it meant we didn't move. I have always felt they have a long term relationship in mind and put their client's interests first. They both have very positive, engaging personalities and I appreciated working with a team - it is interesting to get two opinions and perspectives. I highly recommend them.

Colleen Zoodsma |
Cambrian |
Cambrian

Between my husband and myself, we have sold several homes over the years. We have never had a smoother, more efficient real estate transaction

I am so impressed with Marlene and Nicolette.  I have never had such a smooth, efficient, successful real estate transaction in my life!  These ladies are as professional as they come.  They compliment each other so well and work as a team.  Between them, there is nothing they don't know.  We had a run-down, tired, old townhouse that they turned into a gorgeous  property.  We moved out and they had all the repairs and improvements done for us. They lined up the painter, handyman, plumber, gardener and stager to make all necessary repairs.  I didn't have to lift a finger or make a phone call.  It was all done for me, efficiently and quickly.  They made the house look so gorgeous that I didn't want to move out!  Communication was the best.  I never wondered what was going on, I always knew, because they kept me informed every step of the way.  They are honest, straight forward and efficient. Since there are two of them, It's like getting "two for the price of one" or "double the pleasure" They sold our home, for full price, in less than two weeks!  It all went through without a single hiccup, which has been rare for us.  It seems like something always goes wrong in real estate transactions, but not this time.   Between my husband and myself, we have sold several homes over the years.  We have never had a smoother, more efficient real estate transaction.  And to top it off......they are two of the nicest people you will ever meet!

Debbie and Don Carter |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

I was supported from beginning to end as they continually demonstrated they had my best interests at heart.

When I made the decision to move from my San Francisco apartment to a townhouse in Los Gatos, I needed to find someone to help me that really knew the area since I had specific requirements in mind. I was referred to Marlene and Nicolette who were not only experts in the area, but made me feel like my transaction was the only one they were working on. I was supported from beginning to end as they continually demonstrated they had my best interests at heart. I was well taken care of and am very happy in my new townhouse. I would refer them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. I will certainly work with them again in the future

Erin Toeniskoetter |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

They made our process through 2 purchases and 2 sales survivable!

Marlene and Nicolette are total pros. They made our process through 2 purchases and 2 sales survivable! More than that they made it pleasant. Nobody knows Los Gatos better than they do. We highly recommend them.  

 

Greg Olson |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

Your advice on what to fix up and what to leave alone was right on the money

Dorothy and I would like to thank you for your efforts in selling our home for us. We have bought and sold several homes over the years. Each time, it has been more complicated, with more inspections, paper work, etc. In spite of that, this was the easiest ever, thanks to you. Your advice on what to fix up and what to leave alone was right on the money and we really appreciated your arranging for much of the needed work while we were scrambling to get ready to move. It also didn't hurt our feelings to get a full price, non-contingent offer after 6 days. Thanks again for everything. We strongly recommend you to anyone buying or selling. 

 

Larry Miller |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

isolating me form what I'm sure has been a painful process with the buyer and agent

Getting through this sale, directing me through the first stages of clutter clean up and isolating me form what I'm sure has been a painful process with the buyer and agent are the things I hoped for when we decided to work together and have been so very pleased with in your execution. Many thanks!! 

 

Martha McDonald |
Cupertino |
Cupertino

They took the stress out of a complicated process.

Marlene and Nicolette are very professional. They are always on time and followed up on every detail. They took the stress out of a complicated process.

Patricia Dobner |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

Their immediate and knowledgeable responses to our questions highlighted their experience.

My wife and I sold our home for the asking price one day after hitting MLS, in a buyer's market. We purchased our new home at almost 5% below asking price, with full section one clearance. These results speak for themselves, but don't tell half the story.

Bottom line...Nicolette and Marlene are professionals and a pleasure to work with. Their acute awareness of the local market is immediately evident. However, it was the next few months that exposed their detailed attention to us as clients. Their immediate and knowledgeable responses to our questions highlighted their experience. They professionally managed inspectors, plumbers, electricians, tile installers, drainage and structural engineers with a sense of urgency and respect and was thorough in their review of disclosures, inspection reports and firm when handling offers, counter offers and in negotiations with the other agents. Most importantly, their clear concern for our best interest at all times made us feel that we were their top priority. Our recent experience made it clear that making a bad choice on your real estate professional can cost you time and money. We are thankful to have had both Marlene and Nicolette's experience and professionalism on our side throughout both the selling and buying process. We highly recommend Marlene and Nicolette and would be happy to share our experiences with anyone considering becoming their clients."

 

Rod Stuhlmuller |
Los Gatos |
Cambrian

We felt lucky to have them as our realtors!

Marlene and Nicolette were wonderful. They handled all of the improvements that needed to be made, priced the property well, responded promptly to any questions, and executed the sale without any problems. They are very professional and easy to work with. We felt lucky to have them as our realtors!

 

Sue Holtby |
Cupertino |
Cupertino

They bring a unique set of talents to the table that no other selling agent could beat.

We definitely did our homework before we chose Marlene & Nicolette to sell our home. They bring a unique set of talents to the table that no other selling agent could beat. This is why we are very happy that we chose Marlene & Nicolette:

1. Marlene & Nicolette sincerely believed in us and our little house. They were the only agents we talked to who said "This is a darling house and you will sell this!". They were always positive and honest. They were like family because they constantly showed us that they cared about us and our kids. We never felt like we were pestering them and they were patient and diligent to the very end.

2. This mother-daughter team works great together! They are organized and bounce ideas off of each other without stepping on each others toes. They never contradicted each other in front of us. They are very in tune with the then and now of selling/buying in Silicon Valley.

3. These ladies always did what they said they would do, down to the tiniest thing. They always went the extra step to make us feel more comfortable, more confident, more informed, and less stressed. They always held themselves personally accountable for their recommendations. They constantly did things that made our lives so much easier because they knew how difficult it was for us to be selling/buying with small children!

4. They gently pushed us when we needed to be pushed! They were tactful and sensitive, yet firm with us when a decision had to be made or something had to be done.

5. They were creative and artistic when it came to staging, taking photographs, and making our house look, smell, and feel attractive. They lent us some plants, rearranged furniture, brought yummy candles, and even power washed our concrete.

6. Marlene and Nicolette always had our back. They protected us from being taken advantage of by buyers/ buyers agents, especially in this buyers market. We saw this first hand when a buyer's agent tried to low ball us. We watched in awe as Marlene set this agent straight! We walked away saying " Whoa, how did she do that?" Amazing!

7. This is the BIG one! Marlene & Nicolette sold our house in 6 weeks with multiple offers and above asking price!!! They were able to sell our house in this TERRIBLE market and get us to where we needed to be in time for our son to start school. These ladies pulled off the impossible!"

 

 

 

Suzanne and Brendan Gill |
Santa Clara |
Santa Clara

I found them to be savvy in regards to realtor negotiations,
 proactive in keeping the contract moving forward, detail-oriented with inspection reports and able to translate the report into laymen's terms

A realtor's professional opinion: Being new to the area and unable to practice real estate for myself (I am a licensed realtor in another state). I engaged the services of Nicolette and Marlene. Over the course of a few years, they have assisted me in two transactions, both with which they handled with professionalism and the utmost integrity. I found them to be savvy in regards to realtor negotiations,
 proactive in keeping the contract moving forward, detail-oriented with inspection reports and able to translate the report into laymen's terms, familiar with everything "Los
Gatos" (neighborhoods, schools, local businesses and services) and possessing a great pulse on the real estate market. I would highly recommend them!

Tammy Pryor |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

They negotiated well on our behalf...

Marlene and Nicolette located and helped us buy a beautiful investment home a block from Downtown Los Gatos. They immediately found us tenants and handled the rental for us. A year or so later Marlene and Nicolette found a spectacular Grand Victorian home in Downtown that we fell in love with. They negotiated well on our behalf and we now own that home. The icing on the cake was when they stuck with us during the housing downturn and ultimately sold our previous home and acreage in the Los Gatos Hills for our asking price in less than ideal times. Throughout both of the purchases and the sale we were always kept informed of what to expect and what was fair pricing in the various markets. We relied on Marlene and Nicolette and were happily rewarded in every instance.

 

Tim and Patti Perry |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

They were great consultants through each process.

Marlene and Nicolette Rodman have represented my husband and I in three separate real estate transactions. They were great consultants through each process. One particular transaction was difficult, but Marlene navigated our way through it with professionalism, style, and knowledge - she was magnificent! I have referred them to many friends, who each have had similar experiences. They are wonderful agents, who not only have incredible integrity, but warmth. I highly recommend them.

 

Trisha Weinstein |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos

Their strategy and counsel is spot on, and their communication is stellar.

Nicolette and Marlene are a dream team. They have a deep understanding of Los Gatos built over many decades, and have strong working relationships with everyone that matters in this community. They represented me wonderfully. Their strategy and counsel is spot on, and their communication is stellar. I love my home, and I’m so very grateful to them. I’ve worked with agents in 3 different geographic regions, and I own multiple residential properties. Nicolette and Marlene are the best!  

 

Tushar Atre |
Los Gatos |
Los Gatos