Why work with us?
If I could give Bill 10 stars in every category, I would!!
Bill helped me buy my first home in 2010. Before I met him, I was worried about getting a real estate agent that was really pushy, because I wasn't sure when my husband and I would be ready to buy a home and I wanted to take it one step at a time. Bill was the perfect match for us! He really listened to what we needed, provided calm guidance and support through every step of the process, and was extremely knowledgeable about other agents and the housing market. We leaned on Bill's expertise many times throughout the searching, bidding and escrow process. He was able to keep us calm when we were freaking out and navigate any problem when it arose, helping us stay on track and finally find the house that was right for us.
If I am ever in the market to buy or sell a home again, I wouldn't think of doing it with anyone else besides Bill.
Juliana, El Cerrito
Patient and kind are the first words I would use to describe Bill. He was our contact realtor while we lived in TX for many years. We kept telling him we were going to move back...Bill never faltered on feeding us current market knowledge, nor lost faith in our claims of us "wanting to return". Finally, in Feb. of 2011 we closed on our dream home in the Oakland Hills. I would not only recommend Bill Fletcher for locals but if you are moving here from out of town, he made it possible to for us to handle many of our necessary transactions from a distance. Thank you Bill we think your the best!
Ana R., Oakland
I recently purchased my first home with the help of Bill Fletcher at Red Oak Realty. Bill was patient, relaxed, informed, and really cared about my needs. In addition, Bill interpreted what I was after, educating me and guiding me along the way. Never did I feel pressured, but Bill always offered a fair and objective opinion when asked. Bill knows the area extremely well and exposed me to neighborhoods I never knew about even in my 8 years of being in the bay area. I truly felt that I had a partner in this endeavor, Bill was always in tune with how I was feeling and where best to focus our energies. I would highly recommend Bill to any home buyer looking in the bay area.
Bill Fletcher became my real estate agent when I relocated from Connecticut to Berkeley. Bill was energetic in searching out houses and condos I might be interested in, and very understanding about what I wanted in a place to live. He was always good humored and patient, although the total time we spent searching was almost a year. He has a comprehensive knowledge of housing in the East Bay area. Through his good efforts I finally located an excellent home. His advice about costs and prices, and about how to navigate the complexities of house inspection reports and other kinds of paper work, was invaluable. I found Bill to be a person of integrity, unusually knowledgeable, and always helpful. I recommend him without reservation to anyone wishing to buy or sell a home. Of the over ten houses I have bought in fifty years, Bill is the best real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
~Roy D, Berkeley~
I had the good fortune to work with Bill Fletcher of Red Oak Realty. Bill is a former educator with great communication skills and an easy-going, kind manner. He really knows and cares about this area (North Oakland/ S. Berkeley/ Emeryville) -- he lives a few blocks from where I bought a house -- and he is a committed neighbor. Bill is not a slick salesman aiming for the upscale -- he's a knowledgeable, honest, experienced real estate agent who is a calming force in the turbulent waters of home-buying. He's got integrity, and I recommend him.
~Kathleen G., North Oakland~
Thank you so very much for your tenacity and patience throughout this very long journey. I appreciated every moment!
~Marta F, Oakland~
Thanks so much for all your help in our house search. We LOVE our new home and appreciated your patience, knowledge and easy going nature throughout the process. We will definitely recommend your services to all our friends. Hope to see you again soon.
~ Tom and Evelyn, El Cerrito ~
Congratulations on the closing of the home. This extraordinary escrow seemed to become more challenging as it progressed. And, at points appeared nearly hopeless. But, with your calm demeanor and professional “people skills,” this sale closed with success. I am writing to express my thanks to you for an outstanding performance! Let’s do it again, real soon!
~ Andy W.,Broker, El Cerrito ~
Thank you for hard work, dedication and commitment to the sale of our home. You know this was a very emotional business/personal transaction for me. But you kept me focused and on track. It was hard for me to let go of a home that I was so attached to and raised in. So many years, so many memories... I guess the last chapter has been written and the book now closed. Anyhow, once again, thanks for your patience, and professionalism. You will always come highly recommended.
~ Mark H., Berkeley ~
I want to thank you for your outstanding assistance in selling my condo for more than the asking price in just 5 days! You were with me every step of the way, including during the preparations for marketing the property, and making sure that everything looked perfect for the open houses and broker tours.
~ George G., Oakland ~
As first time homebuyers in the Bay Area, we faced a challenging journey. However, with the upcoming birth of our son, we knew it was time to move out of the city and look for living arrangements which better suited out family. We began by venturing out to open houses in the East Bay without representation. Fortunately, we met Bill early in the process. Although he was hosting an open house, Bill took the time to introduce himself and get to know a little about us. This was very refreshing, since most brokers didn’t seem too interested in talking to first time homebuyers.
Once we started working with Bill, the entire process became much easier. He was extremely knowledgeable about the East Bay housing market and introduced us to a great mortgage broker. After just a few weeks, our home search took an exciting turn when Bill’s prowess helped us find an “under-marketed” property in a great section of El Cerrito. We quickly worked with Bill to craft an offer that was competitive, yet consistent with our financial situation.
Much to our surprise, our very first offer was accepted and we began the escrow process.
Once again, Bill’s service and support were flawless. We hit a few bumps in the road when some minor issues with the home were discovered. Bill helped us understand the issues and better yet, negotiated additional money from the seller to help cover the cost of additional repairs. The escrow process concluded and we found ourselves ready to move in. Bill continued to help us after the sale and even volunteered his time to plan a housewarming party for us!
We’ve now been in our new home for three months and are really enjoying life in the East Bay as we await the birth of our first child. We couldn’t have done it without Bill!
~ Matt & Marcy P. , El Cerrito~
Thank you again for helping me find and purchase this awesome little condo. I moved in yesterday and am very happy. Thanks for making the whole process easy. It was Great working with you.
~ Kate. L, Berkeley.~
Thanks a million for your time last night. James and I walked away with some very valuable, important information. Before meeting with you we had no clue. Thanks to you we have a much better understanding on how things work with buying a house. James took the book you made for us to work today so he'll be able to get a jump start on things. Thank you again Bill.
~ Brandi J., Richmond ~