Purchasing a property is likely the single largest investment financial decision you will ever do. Whether this is your first home purchase or you are an experienced buyer, the decision should always be made carefully.
Tired of paying rent? Outgrown your current home? Investing in your/your family’s future? Relocation? Having a clear sense of your reasons for buying will help you choose the right property. Property ownership is a stable asset to add to your general investment portfolio; owning real estate is one of the least risky ways to expand personal equity or to obtain a greater return on your initial investment.
Before you looking around for your new property, it is strongly advised to make a few key preparations.
This file should contain all financial documents relevant to your financial health. Majority of these will need to be furnished to your lender (if financing is required). The typical file should contain:
If financing, your credit score can have a substantial impact on what type of property you are eligible to buy, and an impact on price. It is recommended to check your eligibility with a reputable lending institution so that you can confidently determine what is affordable to you. The lender will likely be researching your credit ratings from the main three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union).
We are more than happy to recommend professional and experienced lenders that have served many of our happy clients!
Because buying a property is one of the largest (if not the largest) financial decisions you can make, you want to know your Agent has your best interests in mind and understands the complexities of a transaction. It helps to have an expert you can trust in your corner when in a complex or changing market. We can guide you through this process, and also provide you with insight into off-market listings prior to hitting the market.
Several key factors to consider when deciding on your Real Estate Agent:
Once all of the preparations are out of the way, it is now time to find the right property.
Get to know the neighborhoods that are the most appealing to you. Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to own and/or live in a property in the neighborhood. Start getting a sense of the properties available in those areas and price points per quality of the properties.
Choose a few properties that most interest you and have your Real Estate Agent schedule appointments to visit them. After viewing, have your Agent review the disclosure packet to confirm the health and longevity of the property. Ask your Real Estate Agent about the trends in the neighborhood and/or the potential long term resale value of the properties you are considering.
Once you have decided on the property you want as your own, your Real Estate Agent can help you make the best possible offer that the seller will accept. A good Agent will perform detailed due diligence on the potential costs and expenses associated with the new property to give you a holistic understanding of all costs of ownership. Then an Agent can draft your offer in a way that gives you the advantage over other offers, tailored to the seller’s desires.
The California Residential Purchase Agreement is a legal document between a potential purchaser and the property’s seller for the purchase of a property.
Some important tips to keep in mind to streamline the process:
Within 1-3 days of your offer acceptance, your Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) will be due, which is normally 3% in this current market. Following this, if financing, the remainder of your down payment will need to be furnished, then the property will be appraised by a licensed appraiser (ordered by your lender) to determine the value for the lending institution, via a third party. This is done so that the lending institution can confirm their investment in your property is accurate. Appraisers are specialists in determining the value of properties, based on a combination of square footage measurements, building costs, recent sales of comparable properties, operating income, etc. When you are within a couple weeks of the close date, confirm with your lender to be sure the loan will go through smoothly and on time.
If you are obtaining a loan, you will be required by your lender to purchase a certain amount of insurance on the property. The value will depend on the lending institution and the purchase price of the property. You may be able to save hundreds of dollars a year on homeowners insurance by shopping around for insurance. You can also save money with these tips.
We will be happy to recommend experienced knowledgeable insurance agents for every property type.
If you have come this far, then this means that it is almost time for a congratulations, but not yet. Do not forget to tie up these loose ends:
More of a formality than anything else, the final inspection takes place within a few days of closing. You will inspect the property to verify that everything is in working order and that everything is the same as when you submitted your offer, that there are no extra items left behind, and that everything included in your purchase is still at the property.
We will provide a list of useful numbers for the activation of home services and utilities after the closing occurs.
We are ready to assist you, should an unforeseen issue pop up, even at this last stage. Something at the property breaks down, or some other minor detail – no need to worry. We have encountered these problems before and know how to handle them effectively, efficiently and stress-free for you.
The Escrow Officer will furnish all parties involved with a settlement statement, which is a summary of the details of the financial transactions enacted in the process. You and the seller(s) will sign this statement, as well as Title, certifying its accuracy. If you are obtaining financing, you will have to sign all pertinent documentation required by the lending institution. If you are unable to attend the scheduled closing, our Title contact will create arrangements depending on the circumstances.
Any further questions on the process? Please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to consult!
Our goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home.
This is the 4th transaction we have done with Amy and we would not think of ever using anyone else. Amy is easy to work with, and trustworthy and her experience/guidance is invaluable. When you hire Amy, you hire her whole support team as well who is there to help you every step of the way, whether to coordinate repairs or help you navigate through all the paperwork. For example, we had a short timeline to put our property on the market, but within a few weeks, her team had our house repainted, the floor refinished, and the house deep cleaned + staged with little coordination from us. Amy is tops in her field and you will not regret working with her.— Mark B., Los Gatos
Amy made the recent sale of our home much more pleasant than we ever expected. She explained the entire process to us in detail, managed all the inspections, and was supportive every step of the way. Amy was quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. She had a very positive approach throughout the whole process - from getting the house on the market to closing. The people with whom she works were competent and spoke highly of her ethically and professionally. The marketing materials from photos to videos to brochures to advertising were excellent. We would highly recommend Amy to anyone looking for a highly qualified, experienced, easy to...— Wade and Phyllis M., Monte Sereno
Amy recently helped us to sell our home in Saratoga, CA and we can’t say enough good things. She is down to earth and easy to work with but even more importantly she knows how to talk about your home in ways that brilliantly highlight the unique attributes and make it super attractive to others. We think she’s an exceptionally talented salesperson! She also has great support so we were pleased with everything from the marketing (online and offline) to the follow ups through the closing. Thank you so very much for your expert direction, recommendations and handling of the work done in the preparation and sale of our mother’s house. Although it was a ...— Jennifer P. & Nancy G., Saratoga
I had met Amy working together through a charity organization and was one of three I interviewed to sell our home in the spring of 2020. We decided to rent it for 2 years instead of selling and she supported our decision. Amy has a sterling reputation in the community so when we decided to list our home in April of 2022, she was our choice. To complicate matters, we don’t live in the country, so she literally handled everything for us after the tenant moved out! She had the garden tidied, photos, videos and marketing materials ready and the house staged to perfection in under 10 days! I arrived and attended the brokers open! The house had multiple o...— Anne S., Los Gatos
Amy is an excellent real estate agent. We interviewed several agents in the area and Amy impressed us from the very first meeting with her professionalism, knowledge, personality and overall ease of communication. We were out of town sellers and Amy handled all the details. She made recommendations, listened to our input and responded with every question in a timely and respectful manner. Her ability to get things done was amazing. Our home was staged beautifully and resulted in many offers above asking price. My sister and I are so grateful that we chose Amy to sell our family home of 53 years she is awesome.— Lisa H. & Debbie G., Almaden
It’s not easy to be this good at what you do! Amy deserves to be as successful as she is because of the hard work, great attitude, attention to detail and fun she brings to a process that can be amongst life’s most stressful moments. Amy and her team know how to deliver a professional, effective and enjoyable buying and selling experience. In our sale she brought high quality preparation, marketing, contract and post-contract strategy and process, with a creative and can-do approach to any challenges, whilst remaining calm, focussed and working with a sense of humor. Within our purchase, she used her experience in the market to help lead us, while e...— Niall & Claire M., Monte Sereno
Amy sold my home in Almaden Valley over a year ago. She knew what few things we needed to fix and repair so it would show well and she staged it which helped our home sell in 7 days. The only problem is, I love the staging and the painting colors so much I wished I had her stage it while I was living in it for 24 years. She has a great eye on what we needed to do and fix prior to selling it and her suggestions obviously paid off. Now a year later, I needed to find a condo and she was so patient with me to wait for the right condo that fit my needs and my budget. From the viewings to the offer process, to being with me at the title company to sign so...— Debbie K., Almaden
Summary: if you want an aggressive, highly connected, well seasoned, extremely knowledgeable, highly attentive, responsive, pleasant, and organized fighter on your behalf who does not accept defeat, then Amy is your agent. I usually do not write reviews but for this one, I felt it is important because buying a house is a major step in someone's life and many of you out there need some feedback on who is good and who is not (something I was looking for when I first started looking for my house). I thank fate for putting Amy on our path of buying our first home. I had hired two agents before Amy and they wasted my time and I lost multiple bids on hous...— Osama S., Almaden
Amy was our Realtor® for the sale of our residence in Almaden. She also turned out to be the Realtor® for the buyers, and the buyers of the buyers. Actually, after working with Amy, we weren't at all surprised by this. We weren't referred, we chose Amy because both my wife and I watch real estate listings and transactions in the area regularly (especially Los Gatos and Almaden), and it was evident through that, and her marketing mailers, that Amy was listing and selling a LOT of high-end properties. From this, it was easy to conclude that she is, by far, the most successful and active agent in the market. As for prep/pricing/staging/marketing, every...— Dwight M., Almaden
Whether you are buying or selling I strongly recommend Amy McCafferty to be your Real Estate Agent! I have had many moves and as a result, many real estate agents, Amy McCafferty is by far and above the best I have ever had. I will definitely have her as our real estate agent for my next move. I have been recommending her to all my family, and friends. Moving is stressful and can be daunting, and Amy makes it absolutely as stress free and as easy, as it could ever be. Amy is super intelligent and experienced, she is an absolute go-getter, smart and proactive negotiator, and is always super responsive, hard working, and professional! Top it all off, ...— Patty K., Los Gatos
Amy McCafferty is truly an exceptional Real Estate Agent! She helped guide us through a very positive experience in the preparation, marketing and sale of our home after only one week on the market. There were multiple strong offers resulting in a quick, no contingency close at a price significantly in excess of our asking and expected sale price. Amy came to our first meeting very well-prepared with background information, comparison sales, competing properties for sale, pricing information, and preparation recommendations in order to best present the home/property. She also had a list of contacts that could quickly do the needed work (painting, ca...— Jerry S., Los Gatos
Amy McCafferty was our agent in selling our Los Gatos house in December 2014. In short: Amy was a true pleasure to work with, a total professional, active and involved at every step, trustworthy, and always easy to reach to talk through stuff (available & responsive 24x7). Amy really made the process run smooth and easy and helped drive toward our desired result. In fact, I'm sure that we got a better value and a better closing price working with Amy than we would have with almost any other agent we could have used. That's the key point: having Amy on your team really matters and will get you an optimal result. Plus she's a friendly person and easy ...— Eric M., Los Gatos
We interviewed several agents, all are top performing agents in the area, who have local expertise in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno. While they all have impressive sales history and local knowledge, what set Amy apart from other agents is her personality, her openness. Above all, her ability to work closely with us even with a tight timeline. We checked with more than a handful of her previous customers and all gave me solid feedback which reassured us she could help us effectively. We signed with her without hesitation. Amy has a strong ability to drive a tight deadline without compromising the quality of both the seller and buyer experience. She mana...— Jannie C., Monte Sereno
We used Amy to help us sell our home and then buy a new one. Both transactions occurred over a 30-day period. Amy and her team were terrific in guiding us through both transactions while delivering great value on both ends. She is a whiz at knowing the market and the ins and outs of how to get to close with a minimum of angst. While she has a great staff, she is personally engaged at all times and always available when needed.— Stephen H., San Jose
While relocating to the Bay Area we met several Real Estate agents visiting open houses in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga. We met Amy while she was hosting one of her listings in Monte Sereno. What impressed us about Amy was her knowledge of the upper-end market. She could speak with us at length about the inventory and the particulars of homes that were for sale or sold. She was enthusiastic and informative. When we were interested in a particular property but concerned about how it could work, Amy was able to help us visualize how a property could meet our needs. Being unfamiliar with the local market, Amy was an integral part of our move. S...— Bob H., Saratoga
I cannot state enough how wonderful it was to work with Amy during the sale of my mother's home. Amy was referred to us by another Realtor® in Sotheby's Malibu office. I think it speaks volumes that her reputation is so high all over California. Amy is the perfect mix of professionalism, kindness & extremely business smart Realtor®. Selling my mother's home was very difficult for me and Amy could not have been any kinder or sensitive to the situation. We felt comfortable working with Amy immediately and trusted her judgment completely. My mother's home needed a lot of work. Amy not only knew exactly what needed to be done to bring the best value for...— Cindy D., Campbell
We interviewed several Realtors® after our Mom passed away and we needed to sell her house. Amy was introduced to us by her sister, my Mom's neighbor. Amy was a real professional from the get-go, she was straightforward about what we needed to do to the house to get it ready to sell, always keeping in mind our sensitivities to each recommendation, knowing this was a difficult time for us. She was spot-on in terms of listing price and house preparation. She helped us out with certain tasks that needed to be done but proved difficult for us as we lived hundreds of miles away. Amy always communicated with us in a timely fashion and never left any of us...— Donna R., Almaden
We met Amy at an open house and were immediately impressed. Her knowledge of the market and her professionalism struck us right away, but after spending some time speaking with her, she just had a confidence and aura of success about her that affirmed she was the agent we wanted to move forward with. Initially, we were just going to use her as our buying agent, but her "get-it-done" attitude and the incredible support staff she has working with her made it a no-brainer to use her as our listing agent as well. It sounds simple, but she just knows what she's doing and has a plan of how she's going to get it done. Her and her team were very responsive ...— Johnny M., Almaden
We first met Amy at an open house she was holding at a home in the Almond Grove neighborhood in early 2015. In the short time we met her that day, we found her to be very personal and knowledgeable about the area and the town of Los Gatos. About six months later, we decided to list our home for sale and met with Amy and two other Realtors® who had recent sales history in Almond Grove to discuss a sales and marketing approach for our home. Amy came prepared with market data and comps along with an impressive package detailing her experience and consistent results. During the meeting and subsequent conversations, Amy showed she was the clear choice fo...— Lisa & Mike M., Los Gatos
Amy was our clear choice among the three top Los Gatos-based agents we interviewed. We loved her enthusiasm, positive attitude and warmth, the most important qualities we looked for as the sellers' agent for our home in Los Gatos. After the interviews, we checked her references and we could not find a single dissatisfied customer. Our house sold in ten days above the asking price. Her knowledge of the market, our neighborhood, and her experience as a real estate broker and interior design were also critical elements for the success. While some might think selling a home in Los Gatos during a sellers' market was a no-brainer, we believe the process w...— Matt C., Los Gatos
Amy recently sold our house in record time and completely exceeded our expectations! We met Amy first for an interview. She impressed us by her knowledge of the local market, long years of professional experience, and a detailed plan that lays out the steps of selling our house. Each step had a target date and was marked on the calendar she printed out for us. Amy has keen eyes from her interior design background. She explained her ideas for necessary small fixes and staging plan. Her offering for the complimentary staging is a plus! Amy and her staff were very responsive. We were able to get hold of her or her staff literally at any time. The selli...— Sylvia T., Los Gatos
I have received outstanding services from Amy and her team on three home buying/selling experiences in the past four years. Each transaction went smoothly. Amy and her team are skillful and attentive communicators who do their homework, act with competence and integrity, and command the respect and cooperation of other parties’ Realtors® and service providers. Her work deserves five-plus stars.— Nancy B., San Jose
I feel passionate about giving reviews when deserved, and our agent Amy McCafferty has worked for hers. Amy has guided us in and out of the market as a great financial advisor would, using her wisdom and knowledge to make the most for her client's experience. She is incredibly professional, and exudes a calm nature throughout the buying and selling process. She has natural insight into matching the right home to the right buyer. Her leads are accurate and time is not wasted which I appreciate. Her highly organized nature and the teams she has working for her ( including her assistants who do the footwork when she can't, the painters, stagers, cleane...— Brian & Kim B., Los Gatos
Amy sold my home in the Almaden neighborhood of San Jose. I was going through a tough divorce and Amy understood the stress I was under. She walked me through all the legal documents and slowly explained the home inspections, and details of a sale. In a crowded market, she sold my home within a month! It was priced right, and she represented me very well in negotiations of final sale. Selling a home of 26 years is a tad emotional. Amy understood that There is more than paperwork and money involved in the sale of a house, there are the people and their "home". She was so understanding and kind. She is professional and quick to respond to questions. I...— Becky O., Almaden
We have learned to never compromise on these three skills when selecting your agent: 1) Must know local market and have a plan. 2) Strong negotiation skills and no dual representation. 3) Attention to details and regular communication. Amy is outstanding in all of the above. She recently sold our home in Almaden. Her strategy worked to get top dollar on our home. And that came from her years of experience in Almaden, LG, and Saratoga. What differentiates Amy is her strong marketing and negotiations skills. Amy staged our home beautifully and marketed it very well. We almost decided not to sell after her beautiful job. She communicates well, uses lat...— Keyvan E., Almaden
Amy recently sold our home for us in the Almaden Valley. The marketing materials, both online and printed, were top quality and presented our home in a most captivating manner. She gave us a suggestion on the listing price which we accepted and the house sold for that price within one week with multiple offers. During the lead up to the sale, she and her team of professionals laid out a time-line that would culminate with a MLS listing and an open-house and which gave us the action items that we and others needed to complete. The closing went without a hitch and on schedule. The communication between Amy and her team was always there when we needed ...— Ron & Bonnie S., Almaden
We would like to recommend our Realtor®, Amy McCafferty, to anyone looking to sell their home. Amy took the time to get to know us, present us with a thorough home evaluation and proposal, and see us through the entire process of listing and selling our Los Gatos home. We felt confident with her as our agent and she and her staff handled the whole experience (which sometimes can be stressful), pleasantly and efficiently. In fact, we were out of the state during most of the listing period and arrived back in town in time to sign the closing papers. During this time, Amy communicated regularly with us and took care of all open houses and showings. We ...— Diane & Mike M., Los Gatos
Amy sold our home in Los Gatos in May and we were so happy to find her! Our real estate agent in Los Angeles helped us to find his colleague, Amy McCafferty as we didn’t know who to use. He talked with her as they are in the same professional group and called us and said “this is the person to use. She is really knowledgeable, she knows just how to get a house ready for market, has numerous contacts to promote the property and is totally professional”. All that he said was absolutely correct. Amy listened to us, was right on about what we had to do to present the house at its best, she arranged for photographs, videos, drones and may other methods f...— Leslie A., Los Gatos
Here is a frank and honest review. It would be easy to find someone that could greatly discount their commission to get your business. There is an old adage, you get what you pay for. I am so incredibly grateful that Amy was my Realtor® for so many reasons. First off, she knew exactly what to do in terms of staging my house. Second, she made a difficult process (I had been in my house for 25 years) less difficult. I won't say easy, but definitely easier. Third, her marketing, including materials, were the best I had ever seen. Fourth, she's great to work with. And last, and this is the most important, I'm sure she got the maximum value for my house....— Curtis R., Monte Sereno
Amy helped us buy our home during this summer's busy real estate market. She was knowledgeable about the market in the area. She made herself available when we had questions. We appreciated her guidance and professionalism and would highly recommend her.— Amy L., San Jose
I have bought and sold several homes over the past 40 years, and Amy is tops in her profession! She provides wise, knowledgeable, client-centered guidance on all facets of buying and selling, and marshals an impressive team of skillful, immediately responsive paperwork facilitators, painters, window cleaners, stagers, handymen, etc. to create/maximize an attractive home for sale. Amy answers questions swiftly and articulately, and she kept us apprised of every step. During both the selling and buying experiences, Amy did her homework about market conditions, and her knowledge was trustworthy and reflected current data—which served us well in negotia...— Nancy B., Saratoga
Amy was incredible in selling our Almaden Valley home. Agents will frequently stage homes, but Amy and her team went much further and basically redesigned the home. She chose new paint colors for us, selected the furniture to use, helped with the landscaping, and even gave us an excellent choice of contractors to use. She made the entire process fast and turnkey. Plus, her marketing of the home covered every imaginable electronic media (even VR!) and all of the local and international real estate agent networks. The result of all her hard work was fantastic - 8 offers and nearly $200k over asking within a week! Amy vastly exceeded our expectations a...— Adele & Bruce R., Almaden
Amy represented us to buy our new home and sell our old home. We met her at an open house and I knew instantly that she was kind and understanding, very professional, and just a fun person to be around. All great traits for a Realtor®. Buying and selling homes is stressful enough, but with Amy, it was a great experience. If it wasn't for her we wouldn't have purchased our beautiful home in Almaden Valley or sold our old house in a little over a week. In addition, Amy's assistant, Reggie, is very professional, always returns calls and emails, and is very easy to talk to. The office in Los Gatos is beautiful and comfortable. Amy is enthusiastic and re...— Randy and Jennifer S., Almaden
Amy is highly professional and extremely pleasant to work with. Buying and selling homes is stressful, but with Amy, it was a great experience. If it wasn't for her we wouldn't have purchased our beautiful home in Almaden Valley or sold our old house in a little over a week. Her knowledge of the market, our neighborhood, and her experience as a real estate broker and interior design were also critical factors that helped us a lot. Needless to say, we are completely satisfied customers. I would ask for Amy's help again in any future real estate projects. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, highly competent, efficient, successful, result-oriented ...— Haider S., Almaden
We met Amy about 10 years ago through a mutual friend who had worked with her, she came highly recommended. We have worked with Amy since (three separate transactions) and can say that we have been 100% extremely happy when the transactions closed and have recommended her to all our friends and acquaintances. Amy has a designer background and always has the great ideas to help you sell your home looking the best with as little costs as possible. She works with an extensive team of handy folks and craftsmen to help prepare the sale or help get the home top notch after you've purchased. She has a negotiating style that only years of experience can ach...— Mark S., Los Gatos
Selling my childhood home after my father passed away was very difficult for me emotionally. I interviewed several Realtors®, but as soon as I met Amy, I knew she was by far the best—not only was it clear that she had done the most research so that she could get the best price for the property in the current market, but she was also compassionate and really listened to me. Plus, she has a great laugh and was positive in a sincere way. Whereas other Realtors® were pointing out all of the flaws in the property, she saw its potential. I can see why she is able to sell so many properties quickly with her positive attitude and professionalism. Since I li...— Connor A., Los Gatos
I did a year of due diligence before I selected Amy to be my agent. Her efforts were outstanding and she exceeded my expectations in all respects. She 'managed' the updating of my house to get it ready for sale, kept it all on budget and actually ahead of schedule and then sold the house in 3 weeks. Her team was great to work with and each member did a great job. Amy did the classiest job on virtually everything associated with the sale. Then, she found me my next house in the perfect location and negotiated the price down. From property identification to ink on the buy-sell papers, she wrapped this up in 15 total hours. On a 10 point scale, Amy and...— Bob S., Los Gatos
Amy McCafferty helped us quickly sell our home for a great price. After months of trying (with another agent) to sell our home in Saratoga, we began the process of interviewing agents. When we met Amy McCafferty, the first meeting convinced us we had found the right agent. Rather than pointing out negatives about our property, they seemed delighted to be able to list it. They walked through the house, visualizing the photos they would take to really showcase the property. Their help in writing the descriptions, staging the house, arranging for open houses, and handling all the details was invaluable. In fact, we ended up selling the house within wee...— Tanya C., Saratoga
We sold our previous house and bought a new one with Amy. We were concerned about the timing of sale/purchase working out, given the tight supply of houses in the Valley. Amy and her team were very organized and responsive from the beginning and we were able to complete both sale and purchase transactions within 3 months of engaging her service. Amy got us top dollar for our old house and was also very tough in negotiating with the seller of our new house on behalf of us. We knew Amy was working on multiple deals but were amazed with how much detail she remembered about us every step along the process. We highly recommend Amy and her team. Look no f...— Shig H., Almaden
We recently had Amy help us sell our home in Almaden Valley. I can't recommend her enough. She was helpful, cheerful and an expert at every aspect of her job. Here whole team was amazing. From listing to sale it all went smoothly and amazingly fast. We sold our home in just about 7 days with multiple offers at way over our asking price. She helped us with staging, and unlike some other Realtors®, the staging was provided as part of her service with no additional charges. If you want to sell your home quickly and professionally for top dollar, and you want to work with someone who is an absolute pleasure to work with, don't hesitate call Amy!— Gary R., Almaden
I'm very happy to recommend Amy McCafferty as a top Realtor®. Amy recently sold our house in Los Gatos at 230 Forrester Road. Amy was very involved months before we put our home on the market. Amy was very instrumental in the preparation of our home to hit the market. Amy gave us great recommendations to improve the presentation and attractiveness of our home to buyers. Amy was willing to speak up and gave us strong recommendations to remove our drapes, improve our landscaping, refinish our hardwood floors etc. to ensure we presented our home in the best possible light to buyers to maximize the selling price. Amy was always very responsive and manag...— Steve V., Los Gatos
Amy assisted us in both searching for a new home and selling our old one. She is an absolute professional, and was a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of the Los Gatos/Saratoga area is extensive and invaluable, she can answer any questions you can come up with about those markets and recommend a local handyman as well. When contacted, she responds quickly and professionally. We spent several months searching for our home, and she was tireless and encouraging during the sometimes frustrating process. When things didn't turn out as expected, she was always ready to go with a new search, and when we did finally purchase our home, she was always righ...— Mark & Megan S., Los Gatos
Amy just helped me purchase a home in Almaden Valley, and the transaction couldn't have gone smoother! She is very personable, professional, and reliable. Her tough negotiating skills helped me get the property when there were 10 other offers on the table. I highly recommend her!— Emily M., Monte Sereno
Amy recently helped us to sell our home in Saratoga, CA and we can't say enough good things. She is down to earth and easy to work with but even more importantly she knows how to talk about your home in ways that brilliantly highlight the unique attributes and make it super attractive to others. We think she's an exceptionally talented sales person! She also has great support so we were pleased with everything from the marketing (online and offline) to the follow ups through the closing. We were extremely happy with Amy and would readily recommend her to others.— Ben S., Saratoga
After living in our lovely home for 17 years, we decided to downsize and sell. We interviewed three Realtors®, and Amy was head and shoulders above the others. Amy understood how emotional the decision was for us, and was very helpful, forthcoming, and respectful. Not having undergone the moving experience for many years, it was great to have someone help us through the many steps, from inspections to closing. Amy and her staff were always available, knowledgeable regarding repairmen, and quick to respond to questions. She even helped us find a Realtor® in our new location! Many thanks to Amy and her team.— Randy W., Almaden
After extensive research I chose Amy McCafferty who came highly recommended in her field. She listed and subsequently sold all of our properties in the Bay Area. The real estate was older and had some unique challenges she met. As I was working on the behalf of a trust, I required frequent updates and accurate record keeping. She worked through the challenges that often occur in escrows and completed all sales professionally and efficiently. Amy was a pleasure to work with and I will not hesitate to use her again should I have any real estate acquisitions or dispositions in the area.— Ron H., Almaden
We selected Amy because when we interviewed her, she was able to speak to the uniqueness of our property and not come up with a valuation based simply on price per square foot. Amy is very responsive and I got same day responses to my texts and emails. I am pretty detail oriented myself and very involved with every aspect of the transaction - Amy was patient and pleasant and was not annoyed with my requests. Amy was also able to recommend service providers (handyman, plumber, gardener, junk hauler, etc) that were very satisfactory. I would recommend Amy for your home sale.— Nita B., Almaden
We loved working with Amy and would highly recommend her. She is a total professional with deep expertise of the market. She gave us great advice and did not apply pressure. Never once did we feel like she was putting her desire to close a transaction ahead of our needs, and she always gave reasoned and realistic advice. She doesn't tell you what you want to hear but instead she understands how to best manage expectations so that surprises are minimized, which is something we really appreciated. She also happens to be very approachable and kind. We were in a situation where we had to make a decision to sell during the pandemic, and Amy helped us nav...— Lorraine C., Los Gatos
We loved working with Amy and would highly recommend her. She is a total professional with deep expertise of the market. She gave us great advice and did not apply pressure. Never once did we feel like she was putting her desire to close a transaction ahead of our needs, and she always gave reasoned and realistic advice. She doesn’t tell you what you want to hear but instead she understands how to best manage expectations so that surprises are minimized, which is something we really appreciated. She also happens to be very approachable and kind. We were in a situation where we had to make a decision to sell during the pandemic, and Amy helped us nav...— Louise W., Los Gatos
I cannot say enough about Amy! I met her at on Open House, and knew very quickly that she was someone I wanted to work with. She was professional, insightful, informative, incredibly personable and tireless. I don’t think she sleeps! My purchase would honestly not have happened without her. After the close of sale, she continued to work with me, securing local professionals, including an engineer, plumber, tree trimmer and tile setter to help me make some changes. She not only made the appointments, she or her fabulous assistant, Lori met them at my house when my schedule would not allow it. On two occasions, they stayed at my home while the work wa...— Terri R., Los Gatos
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