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I would recommend her in a heartbeat

Anne did an incredible job for us and was instrumental in helping us find a home that we really love. She was patient and understanding and never pushed us to make an offer even though our search was quite prolonged. In fact, at several points she wisely advised us against houses which were not a good fit. She not only knows the housing market but she also is very knowledgeable about home construction and could give us accurate readings on what repairs were likely in the houses w were considering. She learned what we were looking for and spotted several good prospects (including the home we eventually bought) before they were listed. Anne's real strong suit though is in the offering process. She gave us very professional advice about our competition for a particular house and what kind of offer would be competitive. She made it a priority to make sure that we didn't over bid a house (which is a real danger in the present overheated market). On top of all of this, she is a very pleasant and fun person who seemed genuinely happy when we found a house we loved. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

She is an experienced, sharp negotiator

The Bay Area real estate process can be incredibly challenging, especially for first-time buyers. In a market where the tech-rich and foreign investors, not to mention the numerous other buyers, can easily push the average buyer to the side for desirable properties, Anne is the advocate you want.  She makes it a point to understand what exactly you are looking for and has a keen eye for properties that meet your expectations. She is an experienced, sharp negotiator and if you have an offer on a home, your chances of acceptance could not be higher with another agent. Also, with Anne, you get not only the home you really want but access to the best contractors, insurance agents, designers, etc. For all the design projects and financial aspects regarding my home, no one else I talked to outperformed the people she recommended.

I cannot recommend her enough

Over my lifetime I have worked with roughly 6 agents (SF, Oakland, Piedmont & Berkeley)... by far Anne Feste has the most knowledge and integrity out there. Use her to sell or buy and you will not regret it. She will make sure you get what you need and deserve as the right opportunities come  around. I cannot recommend her enough.

More than "just" a Realtor

Calling Anne Feste "just" a Realtor would be a terrible injustice.  She is a very rare person that "gets it".  She understands the needs of someone who needs to sell their beloved childhood home.  She understands the needs of a young family.  She loves the history of a house and how to make it shine.  She loves your family history.  When you hire Anne, you hire the most qualified gardeners, landscapers, construction crew, stagers whatever you need to sell your house.  She makes what seemed insurmountable be easily tackled.  Consider yourself lucky to have had Anne in your life.

She made our experience human

Anne is an amazing agent. In the bay area buying a home is a serious process. Anne went ABOVE and BEYOND to get us the house of our dreams. Our close took 6 months due to property encroachments and other shenanigans caused by the owners. Anne was always 4 steps ahead in the process making magic happen when we had almost lost hope. She found ways to get us keys to the house for contractors to come through, she found us contractors to do the work on time, she suggested a great loan broker, and she made our experience human. Buying a house is not just a transaction, it's an emotional experience and she was there every step of the way to make sure we found a way to make our dream come true. I recommend her highly and will always be grateful for the overtime work she put in to make our dream a reality.

Reponsive, Confident and Intuitive

I chose Anne to represent me in selling my home in Oakland and was impressed with her knowledge of the market, her confidence in our marketing strategy/plan and her connections. I had lived in the home for more than 10 years and it needed some cosmetic upgrades and repairs. Anne recommended a great team of professionals who got to work right away and did an excellent job in getting my home ready to sell. I was very pleased with the outcome and believe that the pre-sale prep we did contributed tremendously to the successful sale of my home. Anne was a great choice as a listing agent because she really took the time to understand my concerns, goals, and needs and then worked with me to create a plan and schedule that took all those things into account. Anne was responsive, confident and intuitive and I would highly recommend her as an agent.

Negotiated Superbly!

I have had the pleasure to work with Anne on both the purchase and sale of my Rockridge property. She was excellent to work with. She listened intently to our needs as home buyers, showed properties that she believed fit our needs (walk score without the price tag for ~5 year resale). She calmed our buyers nerves, reponded tirelessly, and negotiated on our behalf superbly! She not only saved us thousands of dollars on both ends but her assessment of the property value was spot on, leading to a nice gain at the sale.  I would highly recommend her!