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  • Kari helped us find our dream home in a super competitive market, and went above and beyond what I would expect of even a great realtor. We were first-time homebuyers, and she was available to hold our hand and successfully guide us through the craziness that is the Bay Area real estate market. I could both feel and see how much she cared about placing us in the right home and wanted us to be happy. She always proactively thought of us and listened to our needs -- through her persistence in scouring houses on the market and her relationships with other realtors, we were able to win a bid that I'm sure we otherwise would have never come across. She had excellent market knowledge and communication throughout the process. Plus you get the added benefit of just chatting with her -- she is lovely and always made us feel so comfortable asking about local summer camps and all the silly questions we had. We feel very lucky to have met Kari and highly recommend her!

    Kim & Don

  • Kari got us absolute top dollar for the home that we lovingly renovated, and helped us find our forever home in San Carlos. She knows all the agents and regularly gets tips not available to everyone, she genuinely cares about her clients getting EXACTLY what they want vs. being motivated by the sales/the commission, and as a result, we actually enjoyed the entire experience (which based on what I've heard is very rare). HIGHLY recommend Kari Schaiman.

    Sal & Mark

  • John, or Johnny, as I like to call him did a great job in selling our condo. What I like most about him is his low pressure consultative approach. He is a straight shooter but fair and was always available for us 24/7 guiding and educating us us every step of the way. Through his thorough knowledge of the local market, his strong network of buyer's agents and a solid marketing/pricing strategy we sold our condo in only 9 days at the price point we wanted. He is also a local celebrity as a featured agent on the T.V. show House Hunter's. I would highly recommend Johny and plan on working with him again.



  • Johnny and Kari were an all-star team. They coordinated everything from start to finish as we listed our San Carlos home and purchased another one in the neighborhood simultaneously. They were personable, knowledgeable, connected in the community, and negotiated both transactions flawlessly. Their negotiation skills got us top-dollar for our home and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a truly talented, well connected, authentic team.

    Buyer & Seller

  • John Heckenberg represented us in the sale of our home in San Jose and finding us a new home in Santa Rosa. His services on the listing side of selling our home went far beyond the services normally provided by real estate brokers or agents. He provided access to moving companies, storage services, house painters, repairmen and stagers and kept a watchful eye over their activities to ensure the work was done at reasonable prices. He kept on top of the closing process. Her also spent considerable time with us in looking for a home in Sonoma County, working with a local broker who he knew was more familiar with local conditions and prices. In reviewing offers to purchase our home, he always advised us to take the strongest offer, not necessarily the highest one when fraught with risks even though he might receive less commission. His honestly, integrity and responsiveness were of the highest standards. He worked hard for his commission. I would give him the highest recommendation to anyone wanting a competent broker representing them, in either a sale or a purchase.

    Joel & Janet

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