My Client Testimonials

    To whom it may concern, I'm pleased to offer an enthusiastic and unqualified recommendation of Victoria Curtis based on her exceptional performance as my realtor in my first home transaction, which she facilitated in the fall of 2018. Victoria was an outstanding realtor throughout my search process, negotiations with sellers, and eventual closing. From our first meeting onward, I felt completely comfortable that she was advocating effectively for my interests as a buyer; from her discerning recommendations of properties to consider, to her astute negotiating tactics with multiple sellers, to her steadyhanded guidance through the escrow process after my offer was accepted. I especially appreciated Victoria's clarity, patience, and good humor in explaining the complexities of the home-buying process, as I was a first-time homebuyer and had much to learn. One of the many benefits of working with a realtor as seasoned as Victoria was the opportunity to avail myself of her many great professional contactsfrom home and pest inspection to mortgage and escrow services, all of the agents she connected me with performed at the same exemplary standard that she did. Victoria herself was also a model of responsive communication, always replying promptly to my inquiries and providing clear, informative responses. Throughout a lengthy and challenging process, I took great relief in having Victoria's unflagging support in my corner. I'm now comfortably settled in a lovely new house thanks to her terrific work on my behalf. I'm certain that other clients of Victoria's will have similarly positive experiences and would encourage any prospective homebuyers to enlist her without hesitation. Feel free to contact me if you would like to hear more about my experience working with Victoria. Andrew Fox 347-771-7152
    09/06/2018 - I've known Victoria for many years and chose her as my realtor for these reasons: Her reputation, from several sources. My personal experience of her intelligence and business savvy. Her years of experience in the field, specifically in El Cerrito, where my home was located. After having worked with her, if there were ten stars to give, I'd give her eleven. I was selling a house that was the home of a beloved family member, and Victoria managed all the details with both precision and sensitivity. She had a network of resources (yard people, cleaning people, stagers, estate liquidation people) that was invaluable to me as I managed the estate. She was always available to answer questions or concerns, and her selling strategy was spot on. The house had a buyer within a week offering over the asking price. I highly recommend Victoria and would certainly call on her again or refer her to my community. Ann McGinnis Retired Business Coach
    Victoria Curtis is an extraordinary realtor. In only two months we have the keys to our dream condo in hand! The process was very stressful: there were a lot of hoops to jump through, starting from the house hunting, negotiating and acceptance by the seller, mortgage loan application, evaluation, loan approval, and finally the escrow closing. She helped us along the way in an "I've got your back" manner with the tons of paperwork and interactions among the parties concerned. She knew when to be tough and when to just relax a bit to achieve the ultimate goal to get the job done. One surprising element that made her stand out was that she made the process fun and adventurous to vastly reduce our stress level. No wonder her nick name is Wonder Woman! We think she is in her prime: intelligence + knowledge + experience + warm heart + sense of humor + high energy level + resourcefulness, all rolled into one. Our next step is to sell our old home; guess who we will choose to be our realtor? James P. - Emeryville, CA
    Looking for an excellent agent who can get the job done? If so, Victoria is the realtor you are looking for. After a stressful divorce I moved from El Sobrante to Orinda and hired Victoria to help purchase my new place. Throughout the process she was dedicated, professional and efficient (I was on a tight timeline) She was thorough and mindful, and her years of expertise were evident as she navigated the ups and downs of "sealing the deal." Victoria displayed a strong work ethic and tons of energy, but it should also be noted it was evident that she truly cared and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. I have referred her to several friends in Orinda that have been equally satisfied. If you plan to move to the Lamorinda area I would highly recommend her. She is a dedicated and loyal agent who is willing to help any way she can. If you want a realtor on your side, that is professional, smart, and truly cares, then VICTORIA CURTIS is the realtor for you. Anita S. - Orinda, CA
    Victoria is one of the most experienced, loyal and dedicated agents you could find. I first met her while she was hosting an open house in the Richmond hills and was immediately taken by her smile and upbeat personality. Since then she has helped me buy and sell investment real estate over the years. She works hard, makes sure everything is taken care down to the finest detail. She brings a wealth of knowledge and keen business savvy with decades of experience, including the best people who can get your property ready to sell. She works hard and is an very honest, down to earth person. I highly recommend her. Laura B. - Richmond, CA
    To whom it may concern: In May of 2015, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Victoria Lynn Curtis in the sale of my childhood home in Berkeley, CA. Victoria was well known to me because of her involvement in the local business community. She is a regular presence in the El Cerrito and Albany Chamber of Commerce and other community service groups such as Soroptomists and Solano Avenue Merchants Association. I have always heard that she was a top Realtor in the East Bay Area and when it finally came time to sell the house I grew up in, Victoria was the obvious choice. I cannot speak highly enough of the service that Victoria provided. The process was so smooth that I could hardly believe it was completed in a matter of a few short weeks. As I mentioned, the house she sold for us was the house that my family owned for over 60 years and held great sentimental value for us. After my mother's passing, it was a very emotional time for us and selling the family home was very difficult for us because of all of the memories we have growing up there. Victoria's sensitivity, compassion and patience help us to have completion. She brought with her not only her 28 years of experience, but also a great team of professionals such as her Pest Inspector that helped us to prepare our home for sale and to shine on the local Real Estate market. In the end, Victoria successfully sold our home for $250,000 over the asking price. She found a buyer who paid exactly $1,000,000 which was far better than we could have ever hoped for. Her expertise and knowledge of the market has helped me to be able to plan for a secure financial future for my family and siblings which will help me to live comfortably in my retirement for many years to come. In my personal and professional life, I know many Realtors, however, Victoria was the clear choice when the time came to sell my Family Home. I hope that you will give Victoria a chance to help you as much as she has helped me and my family. Best, Gerald Hacopians
    When I decided to sell my condo, I asked for realtor recommendations from as many sources as possible. Victoria was highly recommended by my banker, who stated Don't call her up unless you're REALLY ready to move. Once you call Victoria, your house will sell. I was very motivated to sell my condo because I planned to relocate in the near future, so I called Victoria immediately. After a single conversation, I could tell that Victoria was different than all the other realtors I'd interviewed. Even though she had never seen my condo, she formulated a preliminary plan of action based on my description and address of the property. Later that same day, she drove by my address to confirm her initial thoughts about its location and desirability. Because of Victoria's confidence that my condo would sell quickly at top dollar, I moved out of it within one week of meeting her. I stressed that I did not want to pay for two properties at the same time and indicated I wanted as short an escrow time as possible. Despite making this bold move, I was not disappointed. Throughout the entire sale process, Victoria remained equally dedicated to selling my property. She was always accessible and listened to my thoughts and opinions. She was highly resourceful and recommended several people in different service areas to improve the overall condition of the condo: cleaners, movers, inspectors, a handyman and more. She took over supervising the process of letting these people into my property, so I could continue working full time. All of the people Victoria recommended did fabulous work at reasonable rates. Due to their combined efforts, the property looked amazing for it's open house. Immediately after the first open house, Victoria started receiving calls from people inquiring about making offers. Based on her advice, we waited and accepted offers after the second open house, 10 days after we listed the property. Keeping the house on the market these additional days resulted in several secure and competitive offers. Escrow went smoothly, but while we were waiting for final approval on the buyer's loan, I still had some first-time seller doubts that things might fall through. Victoria was great in reassuring me and reminding me that we had several other offers that she was still keeping on the back burner. Ultimately, my property closed escrow approximately 40 days after we listed it and sold for about 20% more than our listing price. Victoria's delight in the successful sale of my condo went beyond her own commission - she was clearly thrilled that I had done so well on a personal level. I strongly recommend Victoria to anyone selling or buying a house. She is the consummate professional, always cheerful and happy to help. I fully intend to work with Victoria during my next real estate transaction. Best of luck, Tiana Pavlic
    Working with Victoria was a complete delight, from the first meeting to the closing of the sale. Our home was in Lafayette and while Victorias business is located in the El Cerrito area, she made several trips to our home to assist us in getting ready to sell, holding open houses, and to hold our hand when we hit the few bumps one may have while selling a house. Victoria is very well connected to people in the different service areas she recommended an incredible handy person, house cleaners, gardeners and more. That was a huge relief for us because we were selling our home quickly and wanted low cost with fast and quality service. We were able to have our home ready to show for the first open house and made adjustments from the comments Victoria received. Victoria found the perfect buyer for our home, a young couple who totally saw the possibility for taking our home to the next level. They did not have an agent, so Victoria represented us both and she did so with the highest ethics. We were both very pleased with the entire transaction. I would highly recommend Victoria for anyone buying and/or selling a home. She is personable and professional. It is not just a business transaction for Victoria, it is her clients life changes that she takes total responsibility for and walks through every step with them. Regards, Sue Bevins
    I remember our transaction fondly !! You remain one of my all-time favorite Realtors ! I love your friendly, lively, down to earth personality. As a Realtor you are also so very professional and smart, and most of all, you know how to handle issues and people! All the while you made everything so pleasant and smooth, as it should be (but rarely now for some reason in our business !) I was very impressed and counted myself lucky to have you as the agent on that Yuba street transaction. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to know and befriend you. Our Real Estate world would have been so much more nicer if we had more Realtors like you. You are a true treasure and an asset ---I hope your office and managers realize this---they'd better ! Serena McClory, Nakamura Realtors, Berkeley
    I have done two separate transactions with Victoria Curtis of Better Homes and Gardens. She knows the East Bay market very well. She sold my house and helped me to buy my current residence. She has been in Real Estate for over 25 years, so she is a seasoned pro who has seen it all. I know many other families that she's represented and they all recommend her for her personal touch and attention to detail. If you don't believe me, just ask her to bring her huge binder of letters of recommendation she's received from her past clients! The best thing about her is that she knows how to guide you through the process step by step which made me feel very reassured. She can be reached at 510-305-7775 or at Good Luck! Jim
    If you need help to find a perfect home that goes with your budget and necessities Victoria Lynn Curtis is the answer. She guides me during the entire process when I was buying my house and also clears all my doubts as a first buyer. Friendly, enthusiastic, energetic, and cautious and some many adjectives that can be used to describe the experience that she has in her business, but be ready because she is not going to be just your Realtor, she will become your friend. -Javier Solis

    My Experience

    • E4=Energy, Enthusiasm, Expertise and Experience. These are just a few words that my clients use to describe me. I see my calling as a Realtor as an extension of what I love most -- the building of quality relationships. I'm a life-long East Bay resident, a graduate of UC Berkeley, and a Realtor for over 31 years. I'm a hands-on, detail-oriented person who gives individualized attention to every person I meet. I'm a successful top-producing Realtor in the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Berkeley office, specializing in West Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Emerald Elite Top Producers, 2017, 2014 PLATINUM Award Recipient, Better Homes and Gardens RE, 2013 GOLD Award Recipient, Five Star Multiple Agent award, top 7% of Realtors in the Bay Area National Association of Realtors, Green Certification, 2012 Gold Award Recipient, NAR, CAR, EBRD-MLS, Leading Edge Society Multi-Million Dollar Member, Top Listing agent-2005-2012, WCCAR, REALTOR OF THE YEAR, 2007, current member Albany Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, and Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Member CRS Candidate, e-PRO Certification, VA pro Network Certification Soroptimist International of El Cerrito, (Women empowering girls and women), Successful Thinkers, Alameda (don't lead w/ your card, lead w/ your passion!!) Past Chair of Gov't Relations (2 years), Chair-Education , WCCAR Board of Directors, West Contra Costa Association of Realtors 2007-13, Past Member (7 years) of Kensington Education Foundation, PTA, Dad's Club Past Member (5 years) of the Friends of the Kensington Library (FKL) Life Member of Girl Scouts, UC Berkeley Alumni, Youth Hosteling, AARP

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