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Seller

★★★★★

When my husband retired, we moved from the Bay Area and rented our townhouse out, until we had to sell to qualify for the maximum exemption from capital gains tax. Just then, the pandemic hit. We were far away and stuck in lockdown. We wanted to remodel to enhance salability, but it had to be done from hundreds of miles away. We needed a Real Estate agent, too. We wondered if an agent would be willing to find and coordinate contractors and services, and help us meet our tight deadline. It seemed too much to hope for. We reached out to a highly trusted retired Real Estate agent in the Bay Area and explained our situation. She referred us to Drew Doran. And now, without any hesitation, we recommend Drew to you. If you are looking for a great Real Estate agent on the mid-peninsula, please contact Drew Doran. Drew has it all. The knowledge, the work ethic, and the experience. And, he has wel…

When my husband retired, we moved from the Bay Area and rented our townhouse out, until we had to sell to qualify for the maximum exemption from capital gains tax. Just then, the pandemic hit. We were far away and stuck in lockdown. We wanted to remodel to enhance salability, but it had to be done from hundreds of miles away. We needed a Real Estate agent, too. We wondered if an agent would be willing to find and coordinate contractors and services, and help us meet our tight deadline. It seemed too much to hope for. We reached out to a highly trusted retired Real Estate agent in the Bay Area and explained our situation. She referred us to Drew Doran. And now, without any hesitation, we recommend Drew to you. If you are looking for a great Real Estate agent on the mid-peninsula, please contact Drew Doran. Drew has it all. The knowledge, the work ethic, and the experience. And, he has well-developed, trusted, local connections. Drew handled everything for us while we remained sequestered in Southern California. Offering choices for each service, Drew helped us get a great contractor. He worked as the go-between for every service we brought into the remodeling project. He personally facilitated all of our payments to those services, keeping jobs rolling without delay. It was easy to trust Drew's guidance on every level, from the business side to his aesthetic judgment. He made the right decisions all along the way, from the time the jobs to using his good taste to select features that fit within a carefully calculated budget. And he pulled it off. Drew and his team turned our townhouse with 1970's features and a recalcitrant hoarder renter with mounds of trash into a 21st-century dream home. The remodel was beautiful. The staging was beautiful. The photography was beautiful. Drew's selling strategy was perfection. In the middle of the pandemic, we had non-stop viewings every day, and thanks to his all-around Real Estate savvy, we received a breathtaking number of offers, with a bidding war. Our home sold for far more than we anticipated. This led to a higher assessment value for the neighborhood. And, this was all accomplished under a ridiculous deadline schedule, just when resources were tight everywhere. Drew knew it was possible when we weren't sure. We gave him our full backing, and his determination and know-how got results above and beyond all expectations. That makes us very happy. You should call Drew and see what he can do for you, too.

Buyer

★★★★★

We began our house search without an agent and therefore had a chance to interact with many agents during our home tours (we emailed the listing agents directly for tours). Drew immediately struck us as a caring and engaging person. We felt like we could trust him as he was both honest and interested in our specific needs as first-time home buyers. Compared to all the other agents we met during that time, we felt Drew would be able to serve us best so we decided to work with him to make an offer. Throughout the process, Drew proved (over and over) that our initial feelings were correct. He responded to texts, emails, and phone calls very quickly, taught us quite a bit about the process (more than what we could learn online), and went out of his way to ensure that we were happy with the home and our offer (ie he arranged for an inspector to evaluate the house's foundation last minute and …

We began our house search without an agent and therefore had a chance to interact with many agents during our home tours (we emailed the listing agents directly for tours). Drew immediately struck us as a caring and engaging person. We felt like we could trust him as he was both honest and interested in our specific needs as first-time home buyers. Compared to all the other agents we met during that time, we felt Drew would be able to serve us best so we decided to work with him to make an offer. Throughout the process, Drew proved (over and over) that our initial feelings were correct. He responded to texts, emails, and phone calls very quickly, taught us quite a bit about the process (more than what we could learn online), and went out of his way to ensure that we were happy with the home and our offer (ie he arranged for an inspector to evaluate the house's foundation last minute and even crawled under the house with us). He also made sure that we knew that if this specific house wasn't right, he would be happy to help us find another. Drew was critical to the negotiating process, encouraging us to both be flexible and firm where appropriate. When we closed, Drew was genuinely happy for us and brought a bunch of thoughtful home-warming gifts along with the keys. In the months since we have continued to lean on Drew for guidance with a large number of first-time homeowner questions (everything from insurance to remodeling ideas to loans). He has remained very quick to respond and invested in our happiness. I would strongly recommend Drew Doran to anyone looking for an engaging, thoughtful, and supportive Real Estate agent.

Josh R.

★★★★★

Drew was phenomenal. I was unsure if I wanted to sell my property as I was very busy with work and knew that I would not have the bandwidth to devote enough time or energy to the process. Drew was very responsive, talked me through the process, and educated me on the current market situation and all that he would do for me through the process. I felt incredibly comfortable with Drew and appreciated his transparency and communication throughout the process. He was very thoughtful in his approach to not "push" me in any direction, but rather assist me in making the right decisions for me and my situation. I was worried that I knew my property would need some minor (and some more major) work done before going on the market. Drew took all of the stress off of my shoulders with this, he coordinated the work that needed to be done, provided me with great options, and easy payment options, and …

Drew was phenomenal. I was unsure if I wanted to sell my property as I was very busy with work and knew that I would not have the bandwidth to devote enough time or energy to the process. Drew was very responsive, talked me through the process, and educated me on the current market situation and all that he would do for me through the process. I felt incredibly comfortable with Drew and appreciated his transparency and communication throughout the process. He was very thoughtful in his approach to not "push" me in any direction, but rather assist me in making the right decisions for me and my situation. I was worried that I knew my property would need some minor (and some more major) work done before going on the market. Drew took all of the stress off of my shoulders with this, he coordinated the work that needed to be done, provided me with great options, and easy payment options, and made the property truly shine before putting it on the market. I was amazed and how "easy" it was for me and how quickly he was able to move mountains to get my property on the market. This was not my first Real Estate transaction, as I have bought and sold a few properties over the past 10 years, but this was the most stress-free, smooth transaction that I have had. I would highly recommend Drew and his team for any of your Real Estate needs. I have recommended Drew to close friends, family, and colleagues as I trust him emphatically with any of my Real Estate needs. I could not speak more highly of Drew.

Gillie R.

★★★★★

As first-time home buyers, my husband and I had no idea what to expect out of a Real Estate agent. Drew is all we could have hoped for and more. He is so genuine, easy to talk to, and dedicated to his clients. Drew went above and beyond in regards to getting information for us about the house and providing honest opinions about the pros and cons of the property. He was quick to respond to our texts and phone calls throughout the process and taught us so much (as we were navigating purchasing a home for the first time). We spend many hours on the phone and in-person with Drew. The negotiation process was very smooth with Drew's help and guidance, and we were very happy with the end result. Drew has continued to be generous with his time after the purchase of the house, he even help us move some plants over to the new property. We also appreciate Drew's extensive network of people that he …

As first-time home buyers, my husband and I had no idea what to expect out of a Real Estate agent. Drew is all we could have hoped for and more. He is so genuine, easy to talk to, and dedicated to his clients. Drew went above and beyond in regards to getting information for us about the house and providing honest opinions about the pros and cons of the property. He was quick to respond to our texts and phone calls throughout the process and taught us so much (as we were navigating purchasing a home for the first time). We spend many hours on the phone and in-person with Drew. The negotiation process was very smooth with Drew's help and guidance, and we were very happy with the end result. Drew has continued to be generous with his time after the purchase of the house, he even help us move some plants over to the new property. We also appreciate Drew's extensive network of people that he knows well and can recommend for various needs.

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