Nov 29, 2010
Thank you so much for your hard work days and nights. The end result is great! We didn't have a lot of unnecessary traffic by neighbors and kept it as private as possible and yet the final price was what we were looking for. Those were very important to us.
This holiday season will be busy for us to pack and get ready to move, but I am looking forward for the next big step.
You are a very dedicated worker and very professional as well. My husband has told me that you were the only choice for us to sell our house and you did it. Before working with you, I think every agent/broker is the same. After working w/ you, I have found out that you are a very unique and outstanding real-estate broker. I will strongly recommend you to my friends for their real-estate need.
Thank you again for your effort and hard work!
November 28, 2010
I recently contracted with Rebecca Lin of MaxReal Realty to sell our home at 1587 Bonnie Joy Ave, San Jose. Rebecca and her team did a wonderful and unique job successfully selling our home, which was a very positive experience for my wife and I.
After 2 failed attempts over a 2 year period to sell our house, where we never received as much as a low offer on our home, we decided it was time to change realtors, and look for a realtor who could bring a different approach and plan to sell our home.
Rebecca is a known specialist in the Lynbrook school district, and had sold a number of homes around our area, all selling very quickly.
We interviewed 5 realtors during our selection process, and I can tell you Rebecca stood out way above and beyond her competition. We were looking for a realtor with a unique and different approach to selling homes, someone different that the same stale marketing and sales plans most realtors present.
When we met with Rebecca here is what she told us, which make our selection very easy.
Rebecca was the first realtor we have ever worked with that was open, honest, had a specific plan of action, and an amazing confidence in her ability to sell a home.
When we gave her the listing, she immediately introduced us to her project manager assistant, and provided us with a work plan for the home, and a detailed timeline of events. For the work that needed to be done to the home, she arranged all the work with her own contractors, who did excellent work for very fair prices, and we never had to lift our finger or get involved. Everything was done according to schedule, without issues. We were very impressed with her project manager, team and detailed plan.
We listed our home for a very fair but aggressive price, and Rebecca was very open and honest on how the market was at that time, and what would be a price that would sell the home quickly at that time of the year. She was never pushy, and always offered options, even to delay the listing if necessary. We were very impressed by this attitude and care for our needs.
Rebecca had one open house, on the wettest weekend of the year, had 30-40 buyers come through, and by the following Tuesday had secured a number of good offers for the home. Within 24 hours we had agreed to sell our home above asking price, with little to no contingencies or issues. We were very happy and very impressed.
This has been a very unique experience for us working with Rebecca. She is a very special lady, a top class realtor, very different to your typical bay area realtor. You will not find someone more professional, confident, and concerned for your benefit and needs, and more organized and driven.
We’re so happy that we found Rebecca and her team. We have had the most wonderful experience selling our home, and Rebecca has made this a painless experience.
If we were to sum up Rebecca and our experience in one word, it would be “trust”. You can trust Rebecca to work for you, and represent your needs and goals above all else. Once you have trust in a partner, nothing else matters.
We hope you have as wonderful an experience with Rebecca as we have had.
Liam & Loyola Downey
March 31, 2010
One of my five candidates asked why I selected Rebecca but not her. That realtor has 21 years of experience and came up about the same total costs as Rebecca. She was not fully convinced by all the reasons I gave to her. But she was satisfied by the last one and walked away peacefully. Rebecca paid full attention to each visitor in the open house as she did but Rebecca made a connection with me in a few minutes.
Not many realtors post a sincere "About Me" in their web site. I feel what were written in “About Me” of Rebecca web site are truly her.
As a listing agent, Rebecca is good at screening buyers, digging out concerns, solving sticky issues, helping sellers invest money with a maximal return, identifying the strength and weakness of the house and other variables related to the house, addressing the issues even before any buyer would raise them. She is capable of handling multitasks while successfully managing micro and macro events.
From my first sight on Rebecca in an open house, interview, and then selling my house, I constantly feel energy and passion radiate from her. I and my family feel warm in each meeting, phone call, or e-mail with her. Preparing a house for sell is a process full of stress and frustration but we feel complacent with her as the captain lead us navigate thru it. In that process, I woke up in the mid night because of the roof; we live in a nightmare during a 3-day interior painting; my wife was upset when seeing "Coming Soon" sign posted opposite to our house; we were worried when seeing many new listings especially a bigger house at the same price as ours listed on the same day. But we resumed calm and confident after we spoke with her.
Daniel & Jane Lai
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to express my complete satisfaction and appreciation with Rebecca Lin as a seller’s realtor agent. Throughout the entire process Rebecca was professional, conscientious, and motivated. The rational recommendations in presale property preparing, the logical analysis of current market and neighborhood housing prices, the promptness of responses in emails and phone calls, the coherent arrangements of all inspections and repairs, … all resulted in the most important point, sold the property in just one weekend of open house (within one week) with the satisfactorily over the asking price.
I would certainly check with Rebecca for future real estate service needs, and I will highly recommend her to all of my friends. If you need more performance reference, I may be reached at 408-252-1823.
Sophy & Joseph
Ex Property Owner of a
Seller of West San Jose, Lynbrook High School Area
Sept 7, 2010
To Whom It May Concern,
Regarding Rebecca Lin, Realtor®, GRI, ASP & Ph.D. I highly recommend Rebecca Lin; she sold my home in west San Jose neighborhood last month. She is extremely professional and really knows the business. My wife and I felt that Rebecca was always taking care of our interests which are very important to us. She was truly on our side. In a professional manner, she pays a lot of attention to all those details which can make selling a home a quick operation in current economic situation.
First, she gave us some ideas about how to make my house more attractive. She has pretty strong remodeling and construction team helping me change my house layout. Trust me, it worth every penny to do so. Once all have finished, I cannot believed that is the exact the house I lived in last 10 years. My wife even commented "Let's move back to our old house, it looks so nice now."
Second, she has insights in the market trend and makes the right move. Initially, we planned to put our house on the market at the end of July, she suggested us to postpone schedule for another two weeks since July's sale dropped down dramatically. We were unwilling to do so but eventually accepted her suggestion and put our house on the market in the middle of August. We got a lot of people showing up on open house day and we got multiple offers in the following week.
Last but not least, she has excellent strategic negotiation skill in the final deal stage. She helped me picking up the right offer and made every effort to negotiate for a maximum selling price for me.
We had very pleasant experience over all to work with Rebecca Lin and will recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.
Seller of West San Jose, Lynbrook High School Area
July 13, 2010
To Whom It May Concern
Working with Rebecca through the entire sale process of our home exceeded all our expectations! Personal attention, knowledge, and expertise were the best. This was the first time we worked with Rebecca to sell our house. Our neighbors and we were really impressed by her extraordinary marketing strategy, staging design, open house service and more. The house was sold in one week and above
the asking price. The entire sale process was well planed and organized. Rebecca, you definitely earned our repeat business. And your profession and knowledge in real estate have left great impression in bird land Sunnyvale neighborhood. Thank you again for all the help and service that you have provided to us.
Beverly Yu and Wilson Huang
Seller of Sunnyvale
December 8, 2009
In September of this year the decision was made to move my mother from her home in
The final piece of mail to arrive at the now-empty house was, oddly, for me (I have not lived there for 30 years), and it was a flyer for a realtor named Rebecca Lin.
I gave her a call – and I am fervently glad I did. I knew from her flyer that she was a very active and proactive lady, but at our initial meeting it became clear that she was also a very courteous and thoughtful professional with very high standards – a dream combination.
The friends I was keeping apprised during the process shared my amazement. Some of the things which astonished us:
This letter could be much longer if I were to list all the many things Rebecca did for us, but I hope this short list begins to do her justice.
I refer to Rebecca as the Realtor from Heaven and have recommended her to many people already. I cannot say enough about her dream blend of professional skill and extreme kindness. She is the very best!
Karen D. Currier
Seller of West San Jose
Sept 8, 2009 After going through 5 months of dreadful process of putting our house for sale in bad market condition with another agent, we wanted to give a shot with Rebecca who was referred by my friend. After meeting her, we were very impressed with her knowledge and her confidence. We were already stressed out with our first unsuccessful attempt and selling a house when you have two small kids is a lot more stressful. But working with Rebecca made everything easier on us. We were at first concerned, because she had multiple listings showing. However, she made us feel like our house is the only house she is showing. She was always on time for the appointment, and she was always responsive and answered our concerns and questions thoroughly to make sure we are happy. She tried very hard to make our house marketable with minimum cost and she made an every effort to make our house standout. The smallest things that she paid attention, like taking a beautiful picture of the house with good lights, made us feel like she cared as if this was her house. I have always thought that it does not matter who the agent is, the house sells itself. She had proven me wrong. She sold our house in one week and regardless of the market condition, that's truly amazing. It's too bad that we didn't meet her earlier when we were trying to sell the house first time. It would have been much easier on our family. Even though the buyer of our house is also represented by Rebecca, I felt she was extremely fair to both of our parties and tried to accommodate both parties with true professionalism. We were very comfortable with the fact that she was representing both of the parties. I highly recommend Rebecca as your next agent. Sangwoo and Becky Kim Seller West San Jose of Lynbrook High School Area June 12, 2009 It's been a smooth process for the entire selling process, I guess Rebecca has hidden the complexity and stress from us. The tough thing for us is to adjust the falling market prices, Rebecca has worked through that without making us feel pressured. She is sensitive to what's our priority, also she knows when and what to communicate yet remain open and honest. A fine balance that's hard to achieve. I am very impressed by her efficiency in handling the paper work, we don't have to do any duplicate paper work at all, even with 3 or 4 time counter offer! Thank you. Qingyuan Ma Seller West San Jose of Lynbrook High School Area
Sept 8, 2009
After going through 5 months of dreadful process of putting our house for sale in bad market condition with another agent, we wanted to give a shot with Rebecca who was referred by my friend. After meeting her, we were very impressed with her knowledge and her confidence. We were already stressed out with our first unsuccessful attempt and selling a house when you have two small kids is a lot more stressful. But working with Rebecca made everything easier on us.
We were at first concerned, because she had multiple listings showing. However, she made us feel like our house is the only house she is showing. She was always on time for the appointment, and she was always responsive and answered our concerns and questions thoroughly to make sure we are happy.
She tried very hard to make our house marketable with minimum cost and she made an every effort to make our house standout. The smallest things that she paid attention, like taking a beautiful picture of the house with good lights, made us feel like she cared as if this was her house.
I have always thought that it does not matter who the agent is, the house sells itself. She had proven me wrong. She sold our house in one week and regardless of the market condition, that's truly amazing. It's too bad that we didn't meet her earlier when we were trying to sell the house first time. It would have been much easier on our family. Even though the buyer of our house is also represented by Rebecca, I felt she was extremely fair to both of our parties and tried to accommodate both parties with true professionalism. We were very comfortable with the fact that she was representing both of the parties.
I highly recommend Rebecca as your next agent.
Sangwoo and Becky Kim
Seller West San Jose of Lynbrook High School Area
June 12, 2009
It's been a smooth process for the entire selling process, I guess Rebecca has hidden the complexity and stress from us.
The tough thing for us is to adjust the falling market prices, Rebecca has worked through that without making us feel pressured. She is sensitive to what's our priority, also she knows when and what to communicate yet remain open and honest. A fine balance that's hard to achieve.
I am very impressed by her efficiency in handling the paper work, we don't have to do any duplicate paper work at all, even with 3 or 4 time counter offer!
Seller West San Jose of Lynbrook High School Area
Rebecca helped me sell my first home in
Seller of Sunnyvale
October 2, 2009
Rebecca has great understanding of the market dynamics and buyer/seller mindset and that makes it very easy to communicate and move transactions quickly. She has been very flexible and responsive to our needs. She was always available to help us (even during her vacation!) when we needed at a short notice . It has been a pleasure to work with Rebecca.
Seller West San Jose of Lynbrook High School Area
August 21, 2009
Rebecca was selected to be our listing agent among other agents after a thorough interview process. My wife and I could not have made a better choice in having someone as professional and responsive as Rebecca.
Rebecca provided valuable advices on ways to increase the value of our house. She provided a team of professionals to perform the improvements of our choice within a short time and with low cost. Our house ended up looking so fabulous that we almost decided to stay.
With tremendous amount of preparation works done by Rebecca, she sold our house within one week with a good price under an extremely difficult housing environment.
Throughout the whole process, she listened and understood our needs and concerns. She was always very responsive from the very beginning to the end. It was a wonderful experience working with Rebecca. We highly recommend Rebecca as listing agent to everyone.
Seller of Cupertino High School Area
November 20, 2008
It is with great pleasure that we write this letter of Recommendation for Rebecca Lin, the outstanding RE agent who helped us sell our previous home in one of the most difficult housing market in history. Rebecca excels in every facets of a RE transaction, including pre-listing preparation, open house and marketing, contract negotiation and closing.
In August 2008, we moved in to our new home and decided to sell our previous residence in Evergreen area of San Jose. We hired Rebecca based on the strong recommendation from our friends and satisfied clients of hers, Lan and Steve. Rebecca did her homework and presented a competitive market analysis and listing strategy. With our approval, she arranged a team of reputable contractors, cleaners, gardener, and painters to make the house nice and inviting. The bathroom and living room floors were upgraded, the interior was brightened up with attractive two-tone paint, the kitchen and the whole house were thoroughly cleaned, and the overgrown backyard was trimmed, all in just two weeks.
At the time when our house went on the market, the world was sinking deeper into financial turmoil and everyone was constantly bombarded by the scary headlines on TV and Internet. Even though the house was drawing a steady stream of interested buyers, no offer came in during the first few weeks. Rebecca shown great poise and revised the sales strategy accordingly. Her patience and persistence finally paid off about a month later when we received an offer from a couple buyers who absolutely loved the house. She adeptly guided us through the subsequent paperwork and negotiation with the buyers and their agent every step along the way till close of escrow.
Vineyard Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95148
Seller of San Jose, Evergreen Area
October 10, 2008
October 1, 2008
This is a reference letter for Rebecca Lin's services as a realtor. She helped us to sell our house located in West San Jose within one week and with a very good price. During the period of selling our house, Rebecca worked very hard and smart. She had complete sales plan and knew how to get our house ready for sale. She also was very responsible and receptive. She understood our needs and concerns and could help to solve any issues shortly. It's a wonderful experience. Rebecca is a very professional realtor. We highly recommend her great services to everyone.
Hong and Cynthia
Seller of West San Jose, Lynbrook Area
July 30, 2008
When my wife and I decided to relocate to Southern California and sell our house, it was probably one of the toughest decision of our life. Ultimately, finding a Realtor that can ease this transaction with the selling of our house within a short time frame and at the listed price was a tall order in this market. We interviewed a few Realtors including Rebecca with the recommendation from our co-worker. At the end we decided to go with Rebecca because of her professionalism and experience.
During the entire transaction, Rebecca and her team were always preparing ahead of time so any potential foreseen issues can be rectified before it becomes a problem. They were very informative by keeping us in the loop of what is going on and always every responsive when we had any questions. Because of their experience and professionalism, we ended up selling our house with only 3 open houses on the market for sale and the closing of escrow took less than 2 months. This is a rarity in this market condition but nonetheless, Rebecca and her team pulled it off. Based on our experience, my wife and I would highly recommend Rebecca and her team to any potential clients.
Seller of Mountain View - Relocation Case
May 29, 2008
At the very beginning when I decided to sell my house, I thought it was a tough work, because everyone knows it is not a good time to sell a house at this moment. Also it required a lot of detailed works, which seemed too tedious to me.
One of my friends recommended his agent, Rebecca Lin, to me. In the initial walk through, I found Rebecca very professional. She provided me a very detailed and clear to-do list. Then things became easier. I followed the list and Rebecca's instruction to finish works one by one. Three weeks later, my house became so beautiful, which even amazed myself.
The open house weekend was coming, while I still had a question: "How long will I sell my house?" I got the answer very soon, One week. I got an offer right after the first open house. Under Rebecca's coordination, buyer and I finished the negotiation and signed the final contract in three days. After that, everything went smoothly to the final closing day.
I am very satisfied with this transaction. I highly recommend Rebecca to all the home sellers/buyers in these areas!
Seller of Milpitas
April 4, 2008
It never crossed my mind that I will ever write a reference letter for a real estate agent but I am doing it this time because Rebecca’s professionalism and commitment has exceeded way beyond my expectation of a real estate agent.
Buyer of Los Gatos
November 13, 2007
I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Rebecca Lin as a realtor. Throughout the entire process Rebecca was professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though I was her only client. We really appreciated Rebecca's calm reassurance and expert advice throughout the entire process. She promptly returned all phone calls and had advertising in place as soon as possible. She worked hard, illustrated a great understanding of contract details, negotiation etiquette and documentation. Consequently, within 30 days of listing the house, it sold for exactly what I wanted.
I would be delighted to answer any specific questions regarding Rebecca's performance. I may be reached at 408 568 xxxx. (ask Rebecca for my phone number)
Seller of Santa Clara - RiverMark
Sept 9, 2007
This is a reference letter for Ms Rebecca Lin’s services as a realtor. In the beginning of this year, Rebecca helped us to sell our home in Sunnyvale. The sold price is $100K more than the listing price. During the period of selling, Rebecca helped us to improve anything throughout the whole process: suggestion of Re-modeling, painting, staging, offer reviewing, transcation closing. Everything was perfect so that our house was sold within one week with very good price.
Rebecca is a very good realtor. We give our 100% recommendation on her services.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seller of Sunnyvale, Homestead High Area
September 9, 2007
March 7, 2007
Rebecca helped us buy our house in Mar 7, 2007. We appreciated her help very much. I knew she was very good at selling house. I did not expect such a great buying experience from her at the beginning. But when we went through the whole process, from searching houses in our desired area to writing offer, negotiating the price for us to finally getting a deal done, she was always there to listen to our needs, give us useful and professional information. She was well above what we had expected from her. And the best of all is that she always keeps our interest in mind and always ready to get us a better deal. I recommend her to anyone who wants a smooth, professional and pleasurable experience of buying a house.
Stellar & David
Buyer of San Jose, Evergreen Jasmine Circle
April 2, 2007
We sold our house through Rebecca Lin in July 2006. Since the market was soft at the time, we did not have high expectations about selling it quickly for the price we wanted. But we were pleasantly surprised how Rebecca managed to make it happen for us in the time frame she set. I think it was mainly due to her astute knowledge of the market, the way she qualifies the buyers and the pipeline she diligently maintains, and her acute sense of timing. Rebecca was a thorough professional throughout the process, she had plans “b” and “c” in place for worst case scenarios, and we always found her advise to be sincere and in our best interest.
We will be happy to work with her in the future.
Farooq & Rakshan Khan
Seller of San Jose, Evergreen Area
Recently we sold our home through Rebecca Lin's services. We would love to work with Rebecca again and would definitely recommend her team to near and dear ones.
December 14, 2006
Simply the best real estate agent you will find.
I first met Rebecca while trying to get remodel ideas by going to open houses and talking to the agents there. I was getting my house ready for sale and felt that realtors might best know what home buyers were looking for.
While I was at the home she was showing I learned she hired the staging company that furnished the home. I was very impressed by the way the home looked and I immediately realized that I needed this to help my home sell.
As with most of the agents I met she felt she needed to come by and see my home to know how to best advise my remodel. She had many good ideas.
While she was at my home she was telling me about her real estate service. She was offering more service for less money than any of the other agents. I was committed to listing my house with another agent but the more I listened to her the more I realized that she was a very good sales person. I am a very skeptical person but she sold me. The only hesitation that I had was that it all sounded too good to be true but she was very convincing and eventually I believed her. At that point she asked if she could bring by a written proposal and I said yes.
A few days later she came by with the written proposal and everything she promised me was in the proposal. Since I was already committed to another agent and my home wasn’t ready for sale I was in no hurry to sign with anyone.
For my remodel I was working with a friend at first the relationship was working well but he started wanting more money than I was willing to pay and he was taking too long. Once again I asked Rebecca for help. She introduced me to several reasonably priced contractors that did quality work at that point the work starting getting done at a fast pace.
In the end Rebecca had spent many hours helping me make the right decisions on what to do on the remodel, she had introduced me to good contractors, she was willing to sell my home for a lower percentage than anyone else, and was offering many other services such as helping pay for needing landscaping and cleaning.
When making my final decision on who to list my house with it was the hard work she did in helping in all aspects of preparing my house for sale and my confidence in her ability to convince people “her salesmanship” and the lower cost of her service were all important in making my decision.
I called the agent I was previously working with and offered a fee for services rendered which was accepted and signed with Rebecca.
Rebecca sold my home in six days for thirty thousand dollars more than I expected.
Her attention to detail in following all aspects of escrow made things go very well.
Shortly after selling my home the market changed for the worse and prices started dropping. Her sending the contractors over and their ability to perform the work quickly saved me a lot of money.
In the end she had done everything she said she would and more, thank you Rebecca.
Seller of San Jose, Evergreen Area
January 23, 2007
This letter is to convey our satisfaction in dealing with Rebecca during the sale of our home. Rebecca was very receptive, always on time, and calls were returned within minutes. She really worked hard and knew how to get our house ready for sale. She went above and beyond our expectations to make sure all our concerns were met and our sale was processed in the most expedient manner.
April 11, 2006
Recently I was relocated to Baltimore Maryland and used the services of Rebecca Lin to market and sell our home in Evergreen (San Jose California) area.
April 22, 2006
May 15, 2006
WOW! It's over! Only one weekend of open house and the home is sold!!!
Words are not enough to say how thankful we are for the help you have given us in selling our home. Working with you has been a great pleasure especially since we have a learned a whole lot from you during the process and you made it all seemed so smooth and easy! You have kept us well informed on all transactions and there was no guessing as to what is to happen next.
We are most impressed with your professionalism and you have brought comfort to us knowing that the person selling our home is someone we can trust.
Again, thank you for all the hard work and for making the process so "STRESS FREE!"--We will definitely recommend you to our relatives/friends or to anybody who might be wanting to sell/buy a home...
Alvin and Bliss Quilatan
Seller of Hollister