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Could I have done this without her? No way! I was aware that I wanted to move and sent me daily links to listings. I expanded my search to include manufactured homes, found one that looked so beautiful in the pictures and Heather immediately made a showing appointment and included a couple more for me to view since pictures are deceiving. Long story short, the third home was the winner! We had to move fast to show my children, (their opinion was important to me before making an offer), and to begin getting my house ready for market, so I could make an offer.
Heather contacted the Listing Agent to communicate my intention to submit an offer, The Seller had already lost a previous buyer that couldn’t sell her home, so she was nervous about taking another contingent offer. Heather reassured that even with my contingent offer, my house would sell quickly, efficiently and would close as promised. True to her word, Heather gave me helpful suggestions to prepare my home to market and within a week, she had my house listed for sale and my offer submitted offer for my new dream home. By the time I got my home listed for sale, another offer had come in on my dream home. Heather remained diligent and in constant contact with the listing agent to share how successful our first open house weekend was, and that we would be taking offers right away. The seller decided to accept my offer and within three days I had 8 offers on my home with the winning bid setting a new record for my community at $100,000 over asking price!
Without Heather’s guidance, project management, and communication, this would not have happened. She was in constant contact with everyone involved; any time I emailed, texted or called her, there was an instant response—even on weekend evenings when she should have been relaxing. She had a calendar and timeline set up for each property so I could keep track of progress at any given time.
Each and every detail was made so simple and went so smoothly with no hiccups along the way. And, during this time, I was on vacation for a week! It turned out to be a relaxing vacation as I knew Heather would contact me instantly if something was needed.
Without Heather’s dedication to her clients, without her communication skills, without her persistence this would not have been possible.
Thanks, Heather! You made my dream come true!
Nancy DeSaedeleer - Seller and Buyer
We would recommend Heather to anyone looking in the Greater Bay Area. You cannot spend a minute with her without seeing her professionalism, her poise, her organization, and her complete understanding of every intricacy of real estate deals. In a low inventory, high demand market, she told us early on that we would tire before she did. Week after week for months she delivered on her promise by tirelessly finding us new opportunities, positioning us and preparing us strategically, and fighting for us in bidding wars until we finally succeeded.
But for us what defines Heather is her quiet way of forging relationships with other realtors. She is the agent of agents, the one other realtors trust and want to work with. And that translates into information and leads that other people never see. There is not a doubt in our minds that we never would have gotten our home without Heather and her connections.
If you are looking for a realtor, we’d tell you don’t: you will not find anyone better than Heather Lange. At very least meet with her. She’ll blow the competition away, and we wish you all the joy she brought us.
Christopher Creech and Taylor Young ~ Buyers
I met Heather at one of her open houses. Although the house wasn’t a good fit for us, I was very impressed with her level of professionalism and integrity during our discussion of the kind of house we were looking for. I called Heather the next day and asked if she would be able to represent us as our agent. In this tough seller’s market, Heather advised us truthfully and honestly about the necessary loan approvals and offers we needed in order for our offer to win.
She stood by us as we visited open houses in West San Jose, Campbell, and West Santa Clara. We are picky buyers as this house would be my parents’ home and we wanted one that was not only close to us in proximity but also reasonably new enough so that they didn’t have to make substantial renovations.
After 5 months and many open houses together, we found a place that was just right. Recognizing this, we asked Heather to help us make a pre-emptive offer to purchase the house before it came on to the market. We closed the house in 18 days.
My advice to serious, would-be buyers is this:
Get all your fully approved loans and finances in order. This takes time so get this done before you make an offer. This was the sage advice Heather gave us right from the beginning.
Be patient to look at many houses. Heather is great at giving suggestion and will guide you.
Once you find the house that is right, move quickly to close. Do all you can to stay one step ahead of the competition. Again, Heather can advise on the strategies here.
Buying a house is a process and you’ll need a strong and experienced agent by your side. Heather is the one.
James Chen & Family ~ Buyers
It's no secret that buying a home in the Bay Area is incredibly tough and extremely competitive. My situation was particularly challenging since I was living hundreds of miles away and had a tight relocation deadline. Heather went above and beyond to work with me remotely in order to minimize my travel and make the home-buying process as smooth as possible. When we met in person, our appointments were focused and efficient; she knew exactly what I liked and did not waste time on anything that I didn't. It only took four weeks from the time we first spoke on the phone to winning the bid on the perfect home. This was not just some random house within the budget either. The house that she found was in the exact neighborhood I wanted, no compromises! When I think of Heather she reminds me of family, because only your family would work for you as hard as she does. I really appreciate her patience, her diligence, and her down-to-earth personality. To win in a market like this, Heather Lange is the Realtor you need fighting for your team!
Ron Ocampo and Family ~ Buyers
Heather Lange was a dream realtor when we sold our San Jose, CA home and relocated out of state. She priced our house perfectly, and it went for 20% over asking price. She helped us prep our home for sale, helped make it look immaculate, and worked out the logistics with all vendors. Her professional connections and recommendations for third-party vendors all worked out perfectly. Our moving company gave us a fabulous deal because of her connections (even though we were moving out of state!), and they were absolutely flawless, as well. As we were simultaneously selling our house in California and buying a new home out of state, Heather worked diligently with our other realtor to ensure the transition was smooth and nothing was lost in the shuffle. Selling a home in one state and buying a home in another is very cumbersome. She handled countless issues that we didn't even have to think about because she had it handled. However, she always brought all information to our attention, along with her professional recommendations, and we were able to make informed decisions we felt good about. I don't think we could have done any of it without Heather's amazing attention to detail. She managed relationships with all prospective buyers, vendors, lenders, and realtors, and she made the entire process incredibly smooth for us as sellers. She has a beautiful personality and is a joy to work with.
Matt and Melissa Kirtley ~ Sellers
My wife, Marianne, and I would like to thank you for facilitating the sale of our San Jose home. I know it would not have gone as smoothly as it did without your assistance.
You are an excellent project manager. Your organizational skills kept us on time and motivated me when I thought the goal was out of reach. It was a pleasure working with you.
I think your marketing and market knowledge is right on point, and your attention to details made a huge difference. I know our home sold faster and at a higher sale price than if we had done this ourselves. Your knowledge of contracts, disclosures, inspections, loan processing, and containment of problems has great depth. Your follow through is wonderful.
We can’t thank you enough for doing a great and thoughtful job.
Thank You Heather Lange!
Bob and Marianne Broedlow ~ Sellers
If we could utilize Heather Lange Homes Real Estate Services for every future transaction, we would be in the best hands. In 2014, after a very trying search, Heather was able to get us into our first home. We did not have a large down payment, and we needed to search for a home in an area that was outside of Heather’s normal area. As first-time homebuyers without a significant amount of cash, we were not going to be one Heather’s easier transactions. She never treated us like a burden or let a question go unanswered. The market was beyond competitive, but Heather not only stayed with us, but encouraged us along as we lost more than one home to all cash offers. Heather worked with us, worked with selling agents and in the competitive housing market still was able to secure us cash back for repairs at closing. Heather proactively put together lists of homes to tour but did not hesitate to walk us out the door if she saw something wrong with the home or the neighborhood. Instead of pushing us to buy as quickly as possible, Heather pushed us to buy the home we wanted, one that we could afford, and a purchase that made sense overall. Real estate is a business transaction and Heather is the ideal agent to have by your side.
In early 2018 we unexpectedly decided we had to move out of the Bay Area. We contacted Heather to see if she would again work outside of her normal geographic region. Of course, she said she would, she is Heather. She met us. Looked over the house. It is an older home that has been kept up, but older homes contain many surprises. Heather encouraged us to get the home inspections done ourselves. We might have hesitated, but we trusted Heather. We did so, and while there were no major surprises, there were issues that were discovered that would have allowed purchasers to ask for cash back at closing. Further, Heather encouraged us to move out of the home (we have two large dogs), specified repairs that needed to be done, and advocated that we stage the home.
We followed her advice. In 7 days we had 10 offers and settled on three buyers at 10% over our asking price. This is notable, as this is a very, very small home. This home is not in everyone’s perfect neighborhood, and repairs will be needed just due to the age of the house. Because we did the inspections up front, there were no property contingencies and the offers all included clauses to come in with cash if the home did not appraise.
Unfortunately, the Buyer’s Agent was not as professional as one would hope. Heather did not stop, she fought tooth and nail to get our transaction to the finish line as close to the closing date as possible and ensured that we received money above the purchase price for the delay in closing. Had Heather been on the other side of the sale of our home, none of this would have happened. With a different agent other than Heather, we highly suspect we would have fallen out of escrow. Based on our experience with other agents that we’ve been dealing with in our new purchase outside the Bay Area, Heather’s skill, professionalism and expertise are unmatched. Heather has a great instinct whether she is helping you buy your home or sell your home and we would highly recommend her.
Dylan & Amy Roy-Alvarez ~ Sellers & Buyers
We have twice the thanks to make. We benefited immeasurably from Heather's diligent and attentive guidance as we searched for and purchased our home. When it was time to sell, Heather mapped out our strategy, unleashed her vast resources and relationships to us help prep our home for the market, kept constant contact, gave detailed guidance to our many questions during the process, and deftly negotiated a very strong sale price in a competitive purchase environment. Heather is as gracious and endearing as she is a business bulldog asserting the best interests of her client. She set a bar; we now always look for the Heather Lange standard.
The Rocker Family ~ Sellers and Buyers
We cannot recommend Heather Lange any more highly! If you're in the market to buy or sell a home, she is absolutely the agent you should hire. You will not find anyone more friendly, knowledgeable, respected, or hardworking.
After spending a couple of afternoons looking at home options, Heather found the perfect house for us. She listened to the fact that we wanted a single family home instead of a condo or townhome. Despite the fact that we had only 10% down and a limited budget in this crazy market, she found a single family home for us in a desirable neighborhood. The home was in probate and the previous sale had fallen through because the buyers were not able to wait through the probate process. Heather helped us to submit an offer that was immediately accepted because it was a fair offer and because of the letter that Heather prompted us to write to the sellers. They were interested in selling to people who were going to live in the home instead of flip it for a profit and ultimately chose us over slightly lower all-cash offers because of that and the relationship that Heather maintained with their agent.
As we progressed through the probate process (which was longer for us than most because someone was contesting the sale of the home), Heather went to every court hearing with us. She always came prepared and even testified at one court date because she was able to provide information that the attorneys did not have on the spot. She communicated regularly with the seller's agent and both attorneys to ensure that we were always kept abreast of where things were in the process. When the court ruled that the house had to be put back on the market again for one week to see if any higher bids came in, Heather again guided us through the process of submitting a slightly higher bid to ensure that we were in a good position to win this home. When a significantly higher offer than we were able to provide fell through, we were next in line and our revised bid was accepted. Heather also helped us to find a mortgage broker who was flexible and was able to help us get a conventional loan for this home, which needed a considerable amount of work.
Almost 11 months after our initial bid, we closed on a single family home here in Silicon Valley, which was a dream come true for us. I fully believe that we would not have been able to get this home if it weren't for Heather. She maintained positive relationships with everyone involved, provided us with sound advice, attended every court hearing, provided needed information to the court, and coordinated everyone involved to make sure that nothing slipped through the cracks. Not only that, but she continues to help us even after we've closed on our home. She has provided us with amazing contacts for contractors needed to upgrade our home and has repeatedly made herself available to us to answer questions and provide resources since we closed.
The probate process can be complicated. If you are buying or selling a home, especially one in probate, you will most definitely want Heather to be your agent. Not everyone will be as knowledgeable as Heather about the process or as good a problem-solver for when issues arise, and that is critical to have through this process. I will be forever grateful to her for helping us buy our very first home and one that we plan to live in for some time to come. I am confident that you will be just as happy with Heather as your agent as we were.
Don't wait, call her now!
Kim Noll and Patrick Swoboda ~ Very Happy Buyers