To Whom It May Concern:
Our experience working with Maria Elola to purchase our first home was outstanding. Maria has an extraordinary talent for knowing exactly what to anticipate with first-time homebuyers. She seemed to always understand how we were feeling and knew precisely when to clarify matters, when to let us rest from long searches and when to encourage us with reminders that we would find our home.
She never allowed us to give up. Even though it was a tough market and we were first-time homebuyers determined to buy a HOUSE and not a condo on our young-family budget.
Maria was always searching on our behalf, even when we rested. Because of this, she found a house just put on the market, which matched our preferences perfectly. She had us there to see it before we knew what was happening. We still believe that she recognized, even before us, that it was "the one". Maria worked her magic, and we now call that house "home".
We enjoyed every moment we spent with Maria. Even during those hours of reading all the fine print, she found a way to make us feel comfortable and even enjoy the process.
Without a doubt, we will always use Maria as our real estate agent and refer everyone we know to her.
Roberto and Tamah Vega
January 15, 2005
This letter is to express my sincere appreciation and admiration for the work by Maria Elola. We interviewed several Real Estate Agents to sell our home, but as soon as we met Maria, we knew we had the right Agent. We were impressed with Marias strong personal drive, motivation and positive attitude. She instantly took an interest in our house, our family, and dedicated herself to whatever we needed in order to sell our home.
Once we made up our mind to hire Maria, we were constantly given reason to feel good about our choice. Maria was working on selling our house immediately, and she was always sure to remind us that we were the boss. Whenever a challenge would come our way, she handled it calmly and diplomatically, always making sure our best interests were kept in mind. She held several open houses, arranged special events for the other agents, and made sure everything was done with the highest of quality and personal care. She gave input, without being overbearing, and was always a delight to communicate with.
Maria has a style that benefits her customers in two ways; we enjoyed collaborating with her and working with her, and because of her great personality, other buyers, agents and lenders enjoyed working with her, making the entire transaction happen so much quicker and smoother.
We sold our home with 4 offers that exceeded our asking price. We are very thankful to Marias dedication and hard work, as we know this would not have been possible without her hard work.
Andrea and Rafael Icaza
We just wanted to say thank you, for your efforts. You were our support, throughout our recent real estate transaction's. It is always difficult and stressful when buying and selling real estate. Our recent home purchase was much easier, because of your commitment to your clients.
We have dealt with many realtors and I grew up around real estate, so I know how to recognize a good agent. My parents bought and sold houses as a hobby. We have not met any other realtor who is so willing to go out of their way for a client. You will continue when most real estate agents quit. The agents that we have dealt with seem more interested in commission, than the helping their clients. You are not like that, your clients are a top priority. We were very impressed with your willingness to take on more than need be just to meet our housing needs. You are based in Fremont, yet you went to Walnut Creek to show us homes.. You assisted us on making an offer, which was quickly accepted, and negotiated us a new roof. Fantastic!
We were also quite pleased with the job you did in selling our townhome. We received full price. We had the townhome on the market twice before and it never worked out.
Both escrow's went quite smooth. There were a few obstacles and you were right there to help us solve all of them. What's more, we know that you are an honest realtor. That is very important. You have to trust the person that is dealing with your home, whether buying or selling. Equity is a persons biggest asset. We know that we can trust you. You are a dedicated, honest realtor, keep up the good work.
Thank you for making buying AND selling a home so easy.
The Bucala Family
I worked with Maria when purchasing my first home. I was so excited and scared at the same time but Maria's knowledge of the market and neighborhoods was so helpful. She was able to work with me through the whole process, pre approval, house hunting, and the whole loan process, all the way until I got my keys.
And once I was ready to move forward and sell my home for an upgrade she was their for me too. Always available for questions, and she has the answers. She makes you feel at ease during either process.
Maria ROCKS!!!!!! She just helped us buy our dream house and sell our present house. We walked into an open house and thought we could never buy it and she made it happen. Maria made the process so easy. Not our first house but the smoothest buy and sale ever. Her attention to all the details and being available whenever we had questions made the whole process so smooth. If I could I would give her 10 stars!!! And we made a new friend in her along the way. Definite WIN-WIN all around.
Maria is amazing, by far the best realtor. My husband and I struggled buying a house because our previous realtor was not always responsive and missed out on several housing opportunities for us. We met Maria while we were checking out an open house by ourselves. Maria provided us listings for other properties that we were interested in but our realtor would never take us, Maria offered to take us. Saying yes to Maria was the best decision. Maria took us all over to see houses. We never thought buying a house would be easy until we worked with Maria. She explained everything and answered all our questions. Thanks to Maria my husband and I bought a wonderful home for our expanding family. I completely recommend Maria!
Maria is the best realtor! We went through three realtors before coming across Maria. My husband and I purchased our first home with her help. She explained everything in detail throughout the process and spent as much time as we needed to find the perfect house. She never made us feel rushed, she even took us to look at a house twice. Even when we thought we found a house, Maria continuously kept up with the new listings and helped us find the right house for our budget. She really cares about her clients and has become family to us. She is very professional and easy to work with. You can't go wrong with Maria
We listed my Hayward home with Maria in 2017. We met wit other Real Estate Agents and felt she was the most honest and down to earth one.
She was patient, Communicative, and understood everything that needed to be done before and during the sale process. I am very grateful to her hard work which payed off very quickly in the sale of my property, I would heartily recommend her to anyone buying of selling a property.
Thank you Maria. I have no doubt that because of your aggressive marketing, negotiating, and beautiful staging we received way more then we were asking.
What can I not say that wasn't absolutely amazing? Nothing!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
We love our new home! Thanks for winning against all of the other offers!
No really thank you Maria. Did I already say that? LOL
Maria helped us buy the house of our dreams. We feel God used Maria and guided her to the perfect home. Me, my wife and our children have been blessed with the best house we could afford. We were about to look in Tracy but at the last minute Maria suggested we look at one last house in Livermore. As soon as we walked into the house, we knew without a doubt that this as the one house we had been looking for. We know the Lord led us to this home and although there were other offers, our offer was accepted. Thank you, Maria Elola, for helping us achieve the American Dream of home ownership. We appreciate all the time and patience and especially the encouragement you gave us during a very emotionally charged process.
Maria represented us in the purchase of our home in Livermore. It was a very stressful multiple offer situation but Maria did everything she could to help us get the home and we did! No matter when I called her and whenever I had any questions, she was always available to answer our questions. She is trustworthy and fair, always putting her clients welfare above all else. I Recommend Maria To anyone who needs a kind, knowledgeable and professional Realtor to help them with all their real estate needs.
Maria has been extremely wonderful, always available and patient! Truly understands the real estate business and market. Thank you for walking me and my family through the process! Anyone looking for an honest, hard working realtor that will do anything in her power to get you in your dream home... call Maria!!!
Maria made our dream of owning our own home in Fremont, a reality! She went above and beyond and treated us like family. Her commitment to finding the perfect place within your budget is amazing. We will only go with Maria for our next home purchase. Her knowledge and years of experience make her the perfect choice.
Maria was incredibly supportive, informative and always put our needs first. She was honest, very easy to work with and made buying our first home smooth. She eased our anxiety when we felt overwhelmed and always looked out for us. I highly recommend Maria.
Maria is the best. I was a first time buyer and was very scared and had a lot of things I wanted. She showed me everything I wanted to see. Before her I had a different realtor and he didn't care where I bought and wouldn't take time to show me places. Unfortunately I felt he didn't have my best interest and just wanted me to buy so he was done with me. Luckily I met Marie and she treated me as if she was helping her daughter buy her first place. She cared about the neighborhood I would be in if it was safe for me. When I can buy my next place I will definitely be going back with her and I recommend anyone looking for a caring realtor to go to her. I can honestly say she treats you like family.
Maria found our dream home for us in Dublin! She was extremely helpful and patient with us along the way of us finding our dream home! She also worked some magic for us when we were selling our home in San Lorenzo. Maria got us TOP DOLLAR and was able to sell our home in our first open house. I highly recommend Maria to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Maria went above and beyond in helping me buy my home, from working long hours to coming all the way out to Concord (from her Fremont office) to aid my search. She is completely committed to the process and always looks out for her clients' best interest. In addition, Maria is warm and personable and genuinely cares for her clients. I highly recommend her, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer like I was. Maria will guide you through every step of the process.
If you want a dedicated, knowledgeable realtor who will help you find that perfect place to call home, then look no further...Maria is your realtor!
Maria helped my husband and I purchase our home a few years ago. After telling her our "must haves," Maria went right to work, searching for that perfect home for us that was within our price range. We looked at several homes, found the "one," put an offer in and it was accepted! Throughout the process, I felt she always had our best interests in mind.
She is a realtor queen in my eyes!
5.0 star rating 12/11/2016
We have purchased a condo, sold that condo a couple of years later and purchased home all with Maria. I placed full confidence in her ability to make each transaction a smooth experience. She calmed our nerves as new buyers for the condo. When our offer fell through for our "dream house", Maria encouraged us to not give up hope and continued to show us homes. We finally did find the true house of our dreams, with everything we put on our wish list!
5.0 star rating 12/7/2016
Maria helped us buy our 1st and 2nd homes, as well as sale our 1st home, she puts her heart into what she does & really cares about people & their livelihoods!
Buying a home can be get stressful and nerve racking..Maria made it very comfortable..she was very helpful in all aspects.. I honestly feel she went above and beyond as a realtor she truly makes you feel as if you are family... I would use her again and I would recommend it to all my friends and family.. thank you Maria.......
5.0 star rating 12/7/2016
Maria was such a pleasure to work with. She took time to understand our needs and truly went above and beyond. When you are working with clients and have the ability to change their lives so much, service is truly essential. Maria understands this and also truly cares. She impacted our lives so much, and all the time and effort really made all the difference. Thank you for playing a part in changing our lives. xoxo
5.0 star rating 11/22/2016
I worked with Maria when we purchased our home. It was a very long tough process with a short sale. Maria went above and beyond for us, even working on Christmas Eve. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again and i recommend her to all of my friends.
Yvonne Cowley Srem
5.0 star rating 11/5/2018
I have both sold and purchased a home using Maria.
The difference between her and most in her profession is that she personally cares about each of her clients.
That is why she has won so many awards and is so successful.
I got to experience her expertise, professionalism and knowledge first hand and I will never use anyone but Maria. She is by far the best Real Estate Agent I have come in contact with.
Maria helped us get the house of our dreams!!!! Explained how we could get a loan and have it act as cash on the bid and was with us the entire way. And we weren't even looking to buy but when you come across that once in a lifetime property ........ you jump!! And Maria helped us the whole way. Now she is helping sell our current house so we can move on to our new adventures!! She is very friendly and likeable and is like one of the family!! Thanks Maria!!!
Maria Hamblett Elola is the best realtor in the area!! She not only sold our home but also took the time to get to know us and help us with any problems that came along the way! We consider you not only our realtor but our friend!
My wife and I had contacted Maria 15 years ago when we were looking to buy a house in San Lorenzo. Here experience and knowledge of the area made it a simple decision to choose her as our retailer. It did not take long for her to help us get into our first house.
Thirteen years later, after having 2 kids, we were interested in finding a larger home in San Lorenzo. Maria had stayed in touch with great seasonal recipes, calendars, and other great updates regarding local news. It was easy to find her number when looking for our second house. Again, Maria found us the perfect home exactly where we wanted, and negotiated a great price.
Now we are about to sell our first house, and Maria Elola is the only person we would ever go to when it comes to real estate matters. She is always eager to help, determined to find exactly what we want, and has the experience and professionalism that has always exceeded our expectations.
Buying and selling your home can be a very stressful, and sometime scary experience. Maria makes it clear that she is there with you through the whole experience, and you can rest assured that your best interest is her #1 priority!