I want to say thank you again for your assistance with buying my first place. You made the process extremely simple and ensured I was understanding 100%, the entire time. You were also able to work around my very unique work schedule.
You also helped with selling my first place: you found people to make updated, and ensured the place was fully ready to go to get the best price. You helped with opening my place, and coordinating the workers with my again unique schedule. It worked, because we were able to sell above asking price!
It the end, a potentially stressful situation was easy to work through with your guidance. I can thank you enough for helping me with my first home, and helping me move onto my second.
I can't tell you how pleased I am with the way that you handled the sale of my house. From the first day we met to talk about this to the day I received the proceeds of the sale you were there for me with your support, advice, resources and professionalism. Since I am on my own and was working full time while getting ready to put this house on the market, I really dreaded the whole process, but you made everything so easy... just like clockwork.
I feel you went over and above the call of duty in every respect and the results prove this. Getting the house sold for above asking price, within less than 2 weeks of the time it was listed was beyond my wildest hopes. In addition, every service person (from the painters to the handyman to the stager) was outstanding.
I would definitely come to you for any future real estate transactions and would be happy to give my personal testimonial to any future clients of yours.
We picked Trish Ward as our realtor after an exhaustive search because of her time in the industry and her knowledge of the San Carlos area. Ours was an estate sale and we had plenty of work to do to prepare it for the market. Living in the East Bay it was imperative that I find a realtor with good project management skills. Trish was amazing in this role!!! She was a task-master who took no BS from contractors. Everything was done on time. Some of the contractors we used she recommended herself and they did beautiful work. She has a great network of tradesmen.
Trish kept in constant contact with us during the whole process. Our home was listed at a respectable price. We had multiple offers after one open house. We accepted an offer after 11 days. The house sold for a healthy $300k over asking.
Trish is very personable. I never felt pushed or rushed during the process and would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Trish Ward was our Realtor, first in the rental and then the recent sale of our parents' home in San Carlos. For the rental, she found a dream tenant who took good care of the house and made an automatic transfer of the rent funds every month. When we decided to sell the property, Trish managed the sale with a sure knowledge of the market (based on many years of experience with Peninsula real estate). She advised which upgrades would enhance the sale and which would not. The house sold in eight days at $110,000 over asking. Throughout, Trish was completely professional, attentive, responsive to any questions or concerns, and very easy to work with. My recommendation would be for anyone who is interested in buying or selling in San Carlos that Trish Ward is the best in the business.
Lee & Sara Kucera
Trish Ward helped my fiancé and I purchase our first home together in October 2013. She was extremely professional, detail oriented and always readily available. At the time of our purchase, Trish also assisted with the sale of my condo located in a different county. Handling a sale and a new purchase was extremely stressful, but having her in my corner helped to reduce my stress levels. Trish is a great friend and a wonderful realtor. She treats her clients as if they were members of her family. She is who I would turn to for future sales and purchases. I highly recommend Trish for your real estate needs. Always, Jalina and Arturo
Jalina and Arturo
Just a note to say a huge thank you for all your help with the purchase of our new home. You have proven to be a wonderful partner throughout the whole experience: learning about our personal foibles and preferences over many viewings; providing thoughtful and robust guidance in relation to neighborhoods and individual properties; acting as a tenacious and tireless negotiating part; and guiding us through the unfamiliar process of house finance and purchase in the US. Moving forwards, we will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and colleagues and look forward to welcoming you into our new home in the very near future. Kind regards
Dr. and Mrs. M. Hollier
I want to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism and effectiveness. Having worked with you as my selling agent and listing agent, I recognize the full value of the knowledge and experience you bring to the process. You made sure all of the bases were covered and that my interests were protected. Your attention to detail combined with your focus on keeping things on schedule are a winning combination. The next time I need to buy or sell, you will be the first person I call. By the way, I'm recommending you to my friends. Thank you
I have known Trish Ward for over 12 years. She was recommended to me by a retired Realtor neighbor, who had worked with Trish in the real estate field for many years. My first experience with Trish, was when I needed to rent out my house for a year, while I worked in Southern California. Trish found the most qualified renter, and was able to get the best price in the rental market, during the year of 1998. The second time I rented my home was in 2005-06. I had made the decision to move to Florence, Italy for a year. Trish not only found the best renter, but was able to negotiate my receiving "half a year rental" up front. However, the best work Trish provided me, was when I decided to sell my home in 2011 She recommended that I spend a little money to fix up my home, with new carpets, refinished hardwood floors, and removal of popcorn ceilings in 3 rooms. She also suggested that I stage my home for maximum sales potential. I was a little skeptical about spending all this money up-front, but I finally agreed to all her suggestions and took her advice. I must say that with all this work, the house never looked better. The open house occurred the last week in February, and in 9 days Trish Ward was able to sell the house at the asking price and it closed within 3 weeks. Needless to say, if you want to get the best results in selling your home, Trish Ward is the real estate agent you want. She is sensible, capable and most importantly, she is results oriented. And I have to say, Trish Ward is a pleasure to work with.
Ms. Trish Ward has been our real estate representative for about 12 years, as well as our friend. We have found her to be very competent, knowledgeable about the real estate business, honest, helpful and forthright in responding to our questions and advising us on the real estate market. She has helped us to sell several houses and has been particularly helpful in presenting the houses to prospective buyers in the best light and has advised us in remodeling a house for a future sale. We wholeheartedly recommend her to assist in buying or selling a house especially during the present market.
James & Sybille Bateman
We have wanted to write for some time to express our sincere gratitude for all the assistance you have provided our family over the years. For years you found the right tenants for my parents’ rental properties. The untimely death of my mother left my father and my family at loose ends. You sold two properties and helped us purchase a new property. Everything worked like clockwork - you mastered the agreed "ideal" timing through various steps and tasks by taking full charge of the whole process. We really appreciate all the conscientious hard work you did to make our three transactions run so smoothly. Thank you also for your special caring way of dealing with our personal and real estate issues.
Wally & Heidi Schoch, Munich, Germany
San Mateo, San Carlos
Stan and I wanted to take some time to thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into helping us find our perfect home. We enjoyed working with you over the past year and a half. We hope you can come over for dinner soon and meet our new baby girl.
Stan & Annie Ramirez
One of the many pleasures in selling our house in San Carlos was working with Trish Ward. In fact she was one of the major reasons the house sold so quickly in a "down" housing market. My reason for choosing Trish came about because of her tireless efforts in making our community a better place to live and because of her success record. What impressed us the most after selecting Trish was her willingness to go far beyond her contractual obligations. Whatever we asked her to do, no matter how small, it was always well and cheerfully accomplished.
Henry J. Schumacher, Major General, US Army Ret.
Thanks to Trish, I am now living in my dream home. My husband and I met Trish several years ago at an open house. We liked her right away, as did our two small children, which ended up being a big help during our house hunting process. After a couple of years of casual house hunting on our own, we finally got serious about the process and there was no question about whom we wanted to help us find the right house for us. Trish knows the housing market inside and out, has been in the business for a long time, and is extremely pleasant to be around. No matter how much I asked of her (and it was a LOT), she was always there for us, always returned phone calls promptly, rearranged her schedule to help us out, and generally took exceptional care of our needs and requests. She went above and beyond for us, with unfailing graciousness. And then, to top it off, she negotiated a phenomenal deal for us and got us my dream home at a terrific price, Without Trish, I am certain I would not be living in this house today. I am very grateful for having had her as our real estate agent and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great agent to help get them into the right house at the right price.
Thank you again for a superior job regarding the sale of property located @ 768 Chestnut Street, San Carlos. Despite the depressed condition of the US economy, as well as State and County economies at the time of the sale, your commitment to value resulted in an equitable sale for seller and buyer. Because of your extensive knowledge of the local real estate market as well as market conditions all over the Bay Area, The sale was concluded at the best price possible & as quickly as possible. We thank you for your untiring effort and resolution of issues as they occurred. You were communicative throughout the entire sales process and answered all questions, offering suggestions, when asked, based on your extensive professional experience. Thank you again for minimizing any stress that often can occur during a real estate transaction. We highly recommend your services to any potential buyer or seller.
Larry Schenfeld & Sheri Gaggia