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Robert and Elaine Ramirez served as our real estate agents in the purchase of two properties. They are both consummate professionals; individuals that can be trusted 100% and they have excellent knowledge and experience that is of great benefit to their clients. They are always available to answer questions, to clarify and address concerns, to lead their clients through the myriad of paperwork and negotiating required in buying property. They are there for their clients from the very first step and right through to the end of the purchasing processes. I could not recommend them any more highly
Marly and Danny- Buyer Representation (2016-2017)
Based on the positive experience my parents had using Robert Ramirez as their realtor, I decided to turn to him when I began looking for property to buy. It didn't take long for me to realize I made the right decision.
Robert and Elaine guided me through the long process, teaching me along the way as they constantly provided me with updates and important pieces of information. Robert even took me to the County permit office on two occasions to make me as well informed as possible.
Robert was able to get me in contract with the sellers of the property within a couple weeks of the listing date, even with the competition for the property. Once in contract, Robert and Elaine negotiated with the sellers, using subtle tactics, and as a result of Robert's and Elaine's knowledge and experience, they were able to work out a price that was extremely affordable for me. After months of extending the contract, the property is now mine.
Both Robert and Elaine were extremely professional throughout the process, and it's hard to imagine being the owner of this property if it wasn't for them.
I am very grateful for their services and would highly recommend Robert and Elaine for anyone who finds their dream home on the market and needs someone to bat for them.
Matthew- Buyer Representation (2017)
We are completely new to the area and Robert Ramirez has been both a great realtor and welcoming introduction to Sonoma County. He had patience with us as we saw many more houses than necessary to realize that what he was suggesting initially was actually what we were wanting. Robert was able to work with our schedule and find exactly what we were looking for in a first home. He continued to help even after we bought the house, setting us up with many contractors to get the changes made to our house that we wanted. Robert answered all of our questions via email, phone, text at odd times and days about the entire buying process. Could not be happier with our experience!
Cassie and Michael- Buyer Representation (2017)
I was looking for a house to buy, but I work 40 hours a week so my freshly retired mother was also helping. My mom found this house on Holly Lane for sale and wanted to take a look at it. She had no way of getting there, we share a car and I had the car at work that day, so she called Elaine. Elaine immediately offered to pick her up and show her the house. She also brought my mom back home afterwards :)
Along the journey of purchasing this house there were a few snags that might have ended this sale prematurely had Elaine and Robert not helped us work out all issues. Robert and Elaine mediated so well that both us, the buyer, and the seller walked away very happy with this exchange
They even helped us, mostly my father, work out the loan issues in order for us to get financed for loan to purchase the house In my opinion, I would not have been able to get this house at all if it wasn't for team Ramirez
Nate- Buyer Representation (2016)
I am so pleased with our experience. This short sale decision
was scary no doubt and both Robert and Elaine explained
everything clearly, went above and beyond. After speaking with
them I was actually excited that this could actually be a reality
and my life become easier and with much less stress.
Christina O (2015)
Robert and Elaine Ramirez are the kind of people you want
when facing the stressful task of finding and purchasing a home, particularly in the Sonoma area. They acted as our advocates, mentors, business partners, and friends. No detail is too small for them to attend to, and no request from a client goes unanswered. They helped us locate and purchase exactly the home we dreamed of, even when the housing market in Petaluma made us feel as if the dream was unattainable.
Leslie S & Annie S (2015) also reviewed on Yelp
Professionalism, integrity, experience. These are the qualities one wants when buying or selling a house in the agents who represent you and these were the qualities my wife and I were looking for when we wanted to put our house in Windsor on the market. Having known Robert and Elaine for many years, I knew I could count on all these and more in guiding us through the process: getting the house ready for sale, listing and attaining a fair price, navigating the legal niceties, and leaving both buyer and seller satisfied with the outcome. They have the resources, knowledge and sensitivity to your needs to enable you to sell (or buy) anything from a fixer to a high end unit.
And, as a bonus, they are a pleasure to work with.
Gene M., Penngrove (2014)
Having the good fortune of calling Elaine and Robert Ramirez my friends for many years, I have witnessed firsthand the professional manner in which they conduct business. When the time came to sell my Mother’s home of 53 years, there wasn't any question as to who we would turn to for help - Elaine and Robert. I would not consider working with anyone else and would give them a “gold star” rating.
Eileen & Maryann S., Cloverdale (2014)
Authentic. Elaine, Robert and their assistant Debbie are each knowledgeable in his or her own way, but what they share is authenticity. We have worked with them since 1995 when we bought our first home, and at the time they were working for the seller. We found their sincerity and integrity surpassed any other realtors we'd met and three moves later--we still do. Robert will not let a rug go unturned or a contract detail go unnoticed. Elaine will calmly talk you through the most agonizing parts of preparing to move and sell. And Debbie's upbeat attitude and sense of humor are only surpassed by her efficiency and thoroughness with paperwork and scheduling. Together they are a Dream Team!
Don & Lynette W., Santa Rosa (2013)
My situation had some difficult time constraints which was very stressful for me. Robert and his staff handled every aspect of the transaction with a confidence and calmness that helped decrease my stress level tremendously. I have used in the past and will continue to use Robert for all my real estate needs.
Paula G., Petaluma (2013)
The knowledge and skill Robert & Elaine showed while working on my behalf was excellent. I give them a 12 out of 10! Today's real estate market is challenging and competitive and having knowledgeable realtors to help guide me through the process made me very confident in the decisions that were made.
I've have now sold one home and purchased two homes with Robert and Elaine Ramirez and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Leisa B., Petaluma (2012 & 2013)
Robert & Elaine Ramirez did an excellent job assisting us with the purchase of our new home, we are very happy. They did an outstanding job at always keeping us up to date and were very professional. It was a pleasure to work with them and we will not hesitate to recommend them to our friends and family.
Salvadore & Gloria, Santa Rosa (2013)
Thank you so much for another wonderful real estate sales experience with you. Elaine shepherded me through all the details moment to moment so well. You are the consumate professionals who know the market, have exquisitely refined processes, staff (thank you, Debbie!), and service providers, and who are delightful to work with to boot. You make this easy. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn't be more satisfied.
Jean D., Petaluma (2013)
Robert & Elaine helped me navigate the purchase of a property that was a short sale. It felt very good knowing that they were looking out for my best interest,I trusted them 100%.
Diane G., Santa Rosa (2012)
I feel blessed to have had Robert and Elaine Ramirez as the agents for the sale of my mother's home (in Petaluma). My mother had recently passed away and Robert and Elaine were both very sensitive and kind during what for me was an emotionally challenging time. With deep gratitude, I wholeheartedly recommend Robert and Elaine to anyone who wants the best.
Pamela J., Arroyo Seco NM (2012)
I had the pleasure of hiring Robert & Elaine as my agents to sell my home on Laurel Street in Petaluma in September of 2011. They were both professional and efficient in every aspect. They continued to be on top of everything and had our best interests in mind when negotiating with the new buyers. They offered their time on weekends to help even with small projects that I know were not in their job description.
I again asked them to assist me in purchasing another home in Petaluma and they were quick to show me many properties and guided me thru the many thought processes when anticipating a new purchase. They again negotiated with my best interests in mind and I feel they did a fabulous job.
They were very accommodating with their time and showed me homes even when they thought it did not fit my criteria. Their many years of experience in the realty business surely shone as they guided me thru the sale and the purchase of my homes.
I would highly recommend them for any real estate needs.
Michele L., Petaluma, CA (2011)
Robert and Elaine Ramirez recently helped my brother and I sell our mother's home. I can't say enough about their professionalism, knowledge, compassion and patience. They truly listened to our needs and concerns, and kept us totally informed every step of the way. They always graciously answered every question and made sure we understood each process, which helped us make the right decisions. We had a difficult situation at the end of escrow. Robert and Elaine went above and beyond to get the matter solved. They definitely know how to problem solve with grace and finesse.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Robert and Elaine for many years, however, no matter if you met them today or have known them for years, they would give you the same passionate, caring and honest service.
Robert and Elaine definitely put their hearts and souls into helping us achieve our goal.
I would not hesitate to use them again for any of my real estate needs.
Tracy Smith, Petaluma CA (2011) Reviewed on Yelp.com
Although we met Robert in the local dog park in 1993 and thought he was the nicest fellow we didn't need his professional help until we purchased our second home in Petaluma in 2005. We are so glad we asked Robert and Elaine to help us with that search (it took 8 months to find the right property). We used them again for a recent sale in Santa Rosa that just closed in March 2011. In this market it proved to be a difficult sale but they helped us through it all, especially Elaine. We have used them for both sides of a real estate transaction and have been pleased with the care and attention we received.
We have experienced other agents in other transactions but Robert and Elaine stand out as being as careful and honest as one can get.
If we have real estate needs in the future we will use them again FOR SURE.
Sue & Matt, Petaluma CA (2011) Reviewed on Yelp.com
I enjoyed working with Robert and Elaine. Robert kept me informed every step of the way, especially with the distance involved because of where I live. Robert was forth coming with regards to pricing my father's house for sale. I realize that the real estate market is in such constant flux. I liked working with someone who let me know what we can get for the house. I'm very satisfied with the price we sold my father's house for and especially with how fast we were able to sell the house. I liked being able to sign for documents using Docusign. This made completing the paperwork much easier for me due to my hectic schedule.
I would highly recommend Robert and Elaine when selling your house.
Mario Ubaldi, Pleasant Hill CA (2011)
We had a wonderful experience purchasing our new home through Robert and Elaine Ramirez. Robert was very knowledgeable and Elaine was just a sweetheart who together made us feel very comfortable in our long distance real estate transaction.
The purchase of our new home was more complicated than most and we feel that the Ramirez team coupled with Pam Huntington in the Coldwell Banker office did an exceptional job and took care of every detail with pride.
We highly recommend them and will surely use them again in the future.
Gerry Bojanowski & Cindy Wood, Petaluma CA (2010) Reviewed on Yelp.com
Having recently purchased my first home, I am certain that I had the BEST real estate agents in Petaluma. I looked for someone local who had been in the business for many years through prosperous times and not so prosperous. When I first met with Elaine I knew she was the one to help me find my home. She helped me decide on the type of house I wanted, what features were important to me, the right neighborhood, and what my price range was. We spent a little over a year “looking” before I found just the right house. Throughout that time Elaine was highly professional, yet maintained a personal touch. She pointed out strengths and faults with properties while also highlighting their resale potentials. She was always available by phone or email and willing to show me any properties I inquired about. Elaine and Robert demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and knowledge of their business. Every detail was explained in easy to understand terms. Their recommendations for inspections and repairs were also excellent. Without reservation, I would highly recommend Elaine and Robert Ramirez.
Sarah Miller, Petaluma CA (2010)
Robert & Elaine Ramirez, and their assistant Pam, are simply the best.
We just bought our first home. Robert and Elaine were thoroughly supportive throughout our very steep learning curve - we are so grateful for their patience and their eagerness to shepherd us through the process. Even as our particular home-buying process became long and complicated, their dedication to us never waned. Robert worked doggedly to represent our interests and to see our negotiations through. We doubt we'd be in this special home that we love were it not for Robert's extra efforts.
Throughout the process, Robert and Elaine shared their own personal histories of Petaluma with us - a really special gift that we cherish, since we love this place and have chosen to make it our home. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of the community in Petaluma, and we are particularly thankful for meeting and working with Robert and Elaine and their very capable assistant, Pam. We would choose them again in a heartbeat, and we recommend them enthusiastically.
Sarah Olverson & Fasih Hameed, Petaluma (2010)
Robert & Elaine Ramirez are the ideal real estate agents: extremely professional, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, and thorough, but most importantly, also incredibly kind, considerate, and just really good people. Throughout many unexpected difficulties and hidden obstacles, Robert & Elaine took care of everything--even things beyond their technical job responsibilities. They helped with whatever they could, and made this entire process far better than it could've been. It has been a pleasure working with them, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a positive and successful house-buying experience.
Lili & Xhiming, Petaluma CA (2010)
I had perfect confidence in Robert & Elaine’s handling of our complicated short sale transaction, they did a superb job throughout the whole process and were able to bring it to a successful conclusion. They were always organized, detail oriented, and kept up an excellent flow of communication over the roughly seven months it took to complete the short sale process. The short sale process is very convoluted but Elaine did a great job always monitoring and staying on top of the requirements and communicating with the short sale teams and lenders. They make a great team along with their assistant, and were always in our corner. We received great service to say the least, and the Ramirez Office did everything in their power to move forward rapidly and provide us with the result that we wanted. I would definitely recommend their services.
John T., Petaluma CA (2010)
It was a pleasure working with Robert, and Pam his assistant was very efficient and kept on top of things. Our whole purchasing process ran so smoothly. We really praise Robert for all his excellent work with us.
Gary & Linda Schindler, Petaluma CA (2009)
Robert and Elaine are experienced, real estate professionals, offering unparalleled customer support and expertise to their clients.
This was my first home purchase in Petaluma and fifth overall.
I knew from my first conversation, that they were the agents for me. Robert took time to find out what I was looking for; style of house, desired features, most favorable neighborhood and price range. So many other agents skipped straight to price and then started pointing me to all their listings. Not Robert and Elaine. They found out what I was looking for and make recommendations based on my requirements.
I cannot speak more highly of Robert and Elaine. I look forward to working with them again. Whether you are a first time home buyer or experienced seller, Robert and Elaine will provide you their expertise and excellent customer service so you can buy the best house for you.
Leisa Butler, Petaluma CA (2009) Reviewed on Yelp.com
Although I have been a real estate broker and property manager for 20+ years, when I sold my building in downtown Petaluma in 2009, I turned to Bob and Elaine. In a slowing economy and a difficult market I knew from their reputation in the industry that Bob and Elaine had the experience, knowledge and integrity to handle the sale.
Terry Peterson, Petaluma CA (2009) Review on Yelp.com
Robert & Elaine Ramirez have helped us buy two houses, and have helped a number of our friends buy houses in the area as well. They are honest, helpful, incredibly knowledgeable, and I'm honored to consider them friends. They have deep roots in the Petaluma community. They're also just really REALLY nice people.
Whether you're buying into a starter home at the low end or some multi-million dollar mansion, I can't imagine someone better to assist you.
Whether you're overwhelmed by the ridiculous multi-page contracts (they'll tell you which sections to worry about, and explain what all the legalese means), or you think buying houses is old hat, Robert and Elaine are the best at what they do.
I'm worried you'll read this and think this is just some shill review. Well, its not. They really are your best first choice. Try them and see if you even think about working with somebody else after that.
Glenn Connery, Petaluma CA (2009) Reviewed on Yelp.com
Robert and Elaine Ramirez are very good people. It took me about two years to decide to sell my house and the Ramirezs walked me through the process, showed me comps in my area and basically held my hand throughout. When I listed my house the market crashed and it took me over a year to finally get a reasonable price. Throughout the probably three year proces Robert never lost his cool. He has a quick wit. He is easy person to do business with. I always felt like he knew what he was doing and had my best interests in mind.
Peter Hansen, Petaluma CA (2009) Reviewed on Yelp.com
We just bought our first home with Robert and Elaine. They were wonderful to work with. Their experience and expertise made us feel very confortable with every aspect of the potentially stressful home buying process even in such a challenging market. They are very well connected to the community and have helped us with everything from inspections to landscaping and contractors. It's hard to know who to trust when making such a big investment, but I felt like Robert and Elaine wer really looking out for our interests. I would highly recommend them.
Marcus & Jessicca Moore, Petaluma CA (2009) Review on Yelp.com
Robert is a total rockstar. He and his wife, Elaine, know Petaluma intimately, have been here for a long while (long enough to know whether that wall was original to the house!), and know exactly what to do to help first timers nagivate the wierd world of REOs and short sales. The key things that make him five-star:
-Knows EVERY neighborhood
-Doesn't waste your time with places you aren't going to like - scouts them out, gets your feedback.
-Doesn't let you miss something he thinks you WILL like - even if you think it's not going to be good, trust him.
-He and Elaine are all about education - they go over all the stuff y ou need to know, point out janky heaters, explain wierd counter offers, make you feel prepared. You'll never feel like something is getting out of hand, or drifting off course.
-He's got range - doesn't matter if you're entry-level or working on your sixth income property, fixe or fancy.
-He is a no-nonsense closer with nerves of steel. You want the place, you've got the money, he'll make it happen. He stuck by us for what seemed like an eternity dealing with a bank (the seller), and when I was beginning to despair he pulled of a 9th inning miracle.
When your'e ready, call them up.
Wasn't kidding about the rockstar bit either. He is an actual rockstar.
Heather S., Petaluma CA (2009) Reviewed on Yelp.com
Robert and Elaine,
We wanted to thank both of you again for the great job you did on the sale of our mom's home. Everything went faster than we expected, but we are thankful that it did. With both of us being out of state, we were completely dependent on your expertise and services. You took the ball and ran fast with it while making sure of every detail. We could not have done it without you. Thank you again for a job very well done.
Don Mills & Pat McFarlan, Petaluma CA (2008)
Elaine and Robert Ramirez were "over the top" regarding every aspect of their profession. Besides being exceedingly kind and real people they helped and assured me beyond measure. I will always be in their debt and will recommend them over and over agian. I was the stumbling block when times were dicey, and they never were. Cheery, available, smart, organized and intuitive! The front office staff is so nice and cheerful. It was always a pleasure to visit the office.
Noni Van Zile Belden, Petaluma CA (2008)
Robert did a great job in helping us to find the right house from the beginning to end. We are first time home buyers and a lot of things were new to us. Robert spend time explaining things to me and to my husband. I was looking on the internet and found a nice house and I inquired about it. The listing was under Remax but Robert called me to assist our needs. He was nice to assist us all the way.
John & Maria Hanson, Petaluma CA (2008)
Elaine & Robert were awesome! Robert went beyond the call of duty and helped us so much!
Very professional and nice!
Tammy Gilley, Penngrove CA (2008)
Robert and Elaine just constantly held it together on the sale of my home. We had a first escrow that cancelled midway and they tried everything possible to make it stay together until they advised me to let it go and assured me that they would find another better buyer. It was the best advice i got because immediately we got another offer that was all cash and closed in 15 days with a nice couple who will appreciate and take care of my home. I can't recommend them enough to anyone thinking of buying or selling. They really know their negotiation skills and psychological aspects of the escrow and know when to tell me no in my best interest.
Michael Schultze, Petaluma CA (2008)
Dear Robert and Elaine, Thank you so much for helping us to sell our home! You have been absolutely GREAT! You will be the "Gold Standard" to which all others will be compared. We sincerely appreciate your skill and expertise. You are the best at what you do.
Paul-Randee-Trent-Chase Nyman, Petaluma CA (2008)
We were successful in selling our home thanks to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our real estate agents, Robert and Elaine Ramirez.
They were there in every phase of the process, which included marketing on the Internet, and in the neighborhood. At all times they kept us informed of market conditions and what our competition was doing. And when the opportunity was there, they were instrumental in the negotiations, closing the deal, and being there until we closed the escrow.
We highly recommend them.
Dave and Fran Swing, Petaluma CA (2007)
We were referred to Robert and Elaine from a work associate and we couldn't be happier. Robert "Rocks". He tenacious and knows almost everything about Petaluma's homes, what was original, what's common, and even knows who owned some houses going back decades. He and Elaine are great, I'd recommend them to anyone. Robert stuck it out through a long negotiation and we got a great deal that we surely wouldn't' have been able to negotiate without his help and advice.
Heather Keenan and Landon Spruill, Petaluma CA (2008)
Your work was performed with so much skill and professionalism, we could write a book to describe the process. Your recommendation to stage the house made the biggest difference as far as potential buyers. Almost immediately we received multiple offers. If we were ever to sell another home in the Sonoma or Marin County area we would certainly use your service.
Cris & Lonni - Seller Representation
Last year, after the death of our mother, my brother and I put our family’s home on the market with another Realtor. When the home didn’t sell at the first agent’s price, Robert told my brother and me that he would have our home sold in 30 days. We switched to Robert and guess what? The house sold within 30 days! Elaine professionally “Staged” the home and property which totally transformed the home, accenting its many features. Due to this positive experience with the Ramirez family I strongly recommend, without reservation, the Ramirez Office for all your real estate needs.
Joe, 4th Generation Petaluman - Seller Probate Representation
We had lived in our home in Petaluma for over 28 years and during that time became very fond of it, your professionalism and skill enabled us to experience a seamless transition to our retirement home in Oregon. We look forward to seeing you when we are in town and don’t forget that we have a beautiful guest room in our new home if you get up this way, you will always be welcome.
Paul and Sharon - Seller Representation
I only have the highest praise for the work of Robert and Elaine Ramirez. I was a first-time home buyer and from the beginning of the process I was impressed with their thoroughness, expertise, patience and attention. I felt that they exhibited the ideal combination of professional competence and personal touch. I would be happy to provide information to anyone who is considering engaging their services.
Kelly Pfeifer, MD - Buyer Representation
Thank you! At the best of times a move can be traumatic and unpleasant. When the move involves relocating to a new community, it can be even worse. Thanks to you and Elaine, our move was accomplished with a minimum of fuss and even a few laughs. You never tired of showing us homes or returning our calls. And you did show us lots of properties. Jackie and I are looking forward to our next opportunity to go property hunting with you. The next time for investment purposes!
Jim and Jackie - Buyer Representation