Patricia Law (Buyer)
“Alice Chakhmazova deserves our highest recommendation!! Because she was able to execute a successful home buying strategy for us in one of the most competitive housing markets in the country, she is by far the finest real estate agent we have ever met.
Alice is truly an extraordinary real estate agent for many reasons, but most of all she exceeded our expectations on every level. Her in-depth knowledge of the market, sincere dedication, work ethic, tenacity and accessibility helped us achieve our goal of finding the perfect home.
My husband is a physician and we have traveled extensively for his medical education. During our 21 years of marriage, we have owned five homes. In 2009, we relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, and needed to live in Palo Alto to minimize his commute time.
After searching for a home in our price range for two years, we were referred to Alice by a friend and colleague. After meeting Alice, we were amazed at her expertise, and she responded accurately to our questions and concerns about the houses we visited. With her assistance, we were able to purchase a three bedroom, two and one-half bath townhome in excellent condition in a desirable area. Alice also helped us negotiate an offer that resulted in a mutually beneficial situation for all parties involved.
In terms of her background, Alice is well qualified with two master’s degrees and extensive related experience in the fields of law and finance, including appraisals. Her interpersonal skills are excellent, and she is both warm and friendly when collaborating with her clients. Alice has specialized in real estate for over ten years, and she possesses a high level of integrity and fairness, and these characteristics are the foundation of her overall professionalism. We are deeply indebted to Alice, and she will be our lifetime realtor.”
Ashok Srinivasan (Buyer/Seller)
I bought two properties through Alice in the last couple of years. She is extremely thorough and professional at every stage. So much so that sometimes I don’t even know I am in this grueling home purchase phase, in the brutal Bay Area seller’s market, where any slight delay or glitch can make you lose your bid. Alice seems to have a pulse on the bay area and her recommendations on target price have been almost, eerily, spot on. She was also able to negotiate me back some move in expenses that I had not even expected. She also interfaced with the lender and title on my behalf so I was not dealing with many different parties myself.
What is also amazing is her stamina for work. I have received replies to emails within 10 minutes – sent sometimes past midnight and sometimes very early in the morning.
She also has great contacts and put us in touch with reliable and affordable home renovation professionals after close.
What makes Alice unique are the facts that
— she is very honest and at no point did we feel that we were compromised.
— she is very timely and we never had to worry about dates and timelines ever.
— she is very knowledgeable about the Bay Area market and was able to provide comparative analysis.
Would whole heartedly recommend Alice.
Artur D. (Seller/Buyer)
“Alice is the best realtor I ever worked with. She is always very honest, fast, reliable and accurate. She handled 4 transactions for me, selling and buying homes, and all of the transactions were seamless. Alice also has extensive contacts in the business, as well as with construction/remodeling/repair crews. She can organize and look after many remodel/repair jobs whole home owners are at work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor”.
Alex G. (Buyer)
“End of last year we were not sure whether we could buy a house or not particularly during a very hot sellers market period. We were focusing to buy a house in the region of Southwest Bay, from San Jose up to Redwood City.
Very soon through a friend of us, we were introduced to Alice. Alice, at the end of our first meeting, had identified our requirements, our price range and within a day she had come up with a detailed personalized for us plan. In a few days, she proposed a couple of well identified for our needs houses to visit. In three weeks, after we had visited the six properties Alice had proposed us, we found the house we really wanted in Santa Clara. With her help and her continuous support under very difficult circumstances, we closed the transaction in less than a month.
Alice knows very well the real estate market, the players involved and what it is needed to close the deal. She is very professional, detail oriented and almost instantaneously follows-up on the closure of every step needed and action taken. Alice was of tremendous help. It would had been impossible for us to buy and close the property without her. We strongly recommend Alice without hesitation for any Buying or Selling property transaction as well as a very knowledgeable adviser for any house construction or home improvements job. In addition to her unique professional strengths, Alice is a very pleasant and fun person to work with.”
V. Zaliva (Buyer)
Many of my friends described a process of finding and buying a house as an ordeal. In my case it was easy and pleasant process thanks to Alice. In addition to being a great professional in what she does, she also has shown a personal touch and care. I can recommend her with great enthusiasm and without any reservation.
Alex Reznikov (Seller/Buyer)
I have a pleasure to recommend Alice as a highly professional and very reliable Real Estate expert. It is not enough today to know the industry well. In order to succeed in this highly competitive world and troubled market, a Real Estate Agent needs to be an intellectual, reliable and critically thinking person. Alice by far overcame these standards; on top of that, she has demonstrated excellent communication and customer service skills. Alice is always as very professional as friendly; I have no doubts that her customers quickly become Alice’s good friends, exactly like in my own case.
I would not hesitate a minute to highly recommend Alice to every current and/or potential property owner in need to be heard and helped.
Alice is very competent, creative and hard working agent, who is good at both listening and providing relevant information. She did everything in her power to make both acquisition and sale of our condo a experience as stress free as possible. In my experience, Alice provides help, information and services that are beyond traditional real estate agent responsibilities.
I highly recommend her with confidence.
Dina Mitchell (Seller/Buyer)
My husband and I worked with Alice on three different transactions – two sales and one purchase, and we both think that she is the best real estate agent you can think of. Alice not only helped us sell two properties; she also helped to prepare our properties to sell by doing all small or big repairs and touch-ups and staging. When we bought a new house with her, Alice even helped us to buy some new furniture and other items to decorate the house. Alice goes above and beyond and gives 150% of her time and effort to complete the transaction successfully and keep you happy. Alice will definitely be our agent next time when we need one, and we’ll always recommend her to others.
Irv Tosk (Buyer/Seller)
Alice is an excellent realtor who took the time to educate me on market conditions and patiently and professionally guided me through the purchase process. She is knowledgeable and negotiated favorable terms in the purchase agreement. I would be happy to provide my highest recommendation to anyone who is seeking to Alice’s services.
I had Alice representing me as a buyer in 2006 which resulted in purchasing the Condominium in San Jose. Alice is a seasoned Realtor, who knows the market and current inventory very well! After the transaction was closed and I moved in, she continued checking up on me, offering any possible help I may have needed at the moment. I have been asking for Alice’s help on many occasions (running the market analyses for tax reduction purposes, asking the referral for an electrition,etc).
It is with pleasure that I heartily recommend Alice for your Real Estate needs. She is dependable and excessable. Your call will be always returned in a timely manner! Alice will go an extra mile to service you as her client.
She helped to a number of people I know, including my boyfriend, who was pleasantly surprised by her honest and detailed attention to his needs as well as highly professional approach to selecting the right property for him.
Olga K. (Buyer)
“If you are looking for professional, knowledgeable, warm and accessible agent – look no more. Alice found us a house that was way beyond our range and expectations for the price we were comfortable to pay. Walked us through the whole process and made this transaction smooth and pleasant (considering all the stress from getting the home in Palo Alto).
Yana Keidar (Buyer)
“Alice Chakhmazova is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with, and she deserves the highest praise. She is highly professional, organized , punctual and patient. She always keeps her clients interest in mind and makes sure to point out the advantages and disadvantages of a property, helping the buyer to make the right choice. She is never pushy and very attentive to the clients needs. Alice has an excellent understanding of the real estate market and the current trends, and makes sure to “do her homework” before the first meeting with client: whether you are selling your house or looking for a new property she will arrive at the meeting either with a portfolio of properties comparable to yours, or with a long list of properties matching your requirements. She is meticulous with the paperwork, makes sure to carefully read all the disclosures and accompanying documentation and go over it with the client, leaving no questions unanswered. She has the whole process under control. With Alice you can be sure that you are in good hands.”
Martin Bagnyuk (Seller/Buyer)
“I just had the best experience selling and buying with the skilled knowledge of Alice Chakhmazova. She made the whole ordeal, somewhat effortless because her experience helps her provide insight and considerations about property that are invaluable to any buyer. If I could encourage you to have Alice help you purchase either a dream home or investment, then you will be happier for doing it. Documents were a breeze and she takes time to work and gathering info and speaking to the lender to help the process along. She takes time to ask you what you are looking for and tailors the process to suit your needs and time. Bottom line, her communication style and knowledge work together so you don’t feel forced, you collaborate and she explains and asks instead of leaving you guessing. I loved her straightforward answers and if she wasn’t sure, she checked, never guessed. Thank you Alice for helping our family find a dream home.”
Micheala C. (Buyer)
Alice is simply excellent. She is educated and knowledgeable, highly professional (on time, organized, detail-oriented and I could go on and on) and also very nice and kind person. When I first met her, she was reasonable enough to tell me I was not ready buying and that we will stay in touch and see if my savings situation improves maybe within a year or so. This is her – she is always honest and puts you in perspective which is critical if you’re looking for an agent you can trust. Before I met Alice, there were people asking me pulling out my 401k savings for a down payment. Alice would never ask her client to do that. She will also take her time walking you thru the real estate process, explaining you everything you need to know about it step by step, she keeps in touch, keeps an eye on everything, she is very proactive and stays on top of everything, even every smaller thing (she will especially make sure everyone involved in the process does what they suppose to do and nobody sits on their tasks) – I was suspicious if she was a vampire because when does she get the time to sleep…? 🙂 Seriously, Alice goes above and beyond and you can tell she is passionate about her work and really cares about her clients. And when you buy, she does not wave good bye. You can count on her continuous support at all times – when you need dig in more information (such as matters related to your HOA, etc.) or when you need to improve your property and increase its value. Alice once told me her clients often tell her she can even connect to a wall – and I agree. She builds relationships easily, she knows people (she also helped me out finding lenders and movers) and I have no doubt I will stick to Alice for all of my future real estate transactions. Alice: It was a real pleasure! Thank you for everything!
Miryam K. (Buyer/Seller)
“Alice is a real estate professional that any person wish to have as their agent. She is responsible, reliable and most of all keeps her clients interests as her top priority. She knows exactly what her client likes and goes out of her way to reach that goal.
Originally we were looking at houses in certain area, but once Alice figured out what is important to us she found the perfect house that we call home.
She is always available and communicates very well on what needs to be done.
It has been 4 years since we purchased the house and we would not think twice where to go when we need to buy/sell real estate.
El K. (Seller)
“It wasn’t easy to sell during Covid-19. We put house on market just before shelter-in-home started. Two weeks after we went into contract with no contingencies, pandemic was announced. The buyer wanted out of contract and to get his earnest money back. Alice helped me with a strategy to convince the buyer to release money to me to avoid mediation and possible arbitration.
When we put a house back on market, there were no open houses but new rules for showing. Alice went to every showing to make sure that everything is disinfected and clean. It would be much easier for her just to leave the key in a lock box. Alice also gave great ideas and recommended contractors for remodeling and did beautiful staging herself. I couldn’t wish for more conscientious, creative and talented agent. A photo of a staged room is attached.”
Anna P. (Buyer)
“Alice helped me to buy a rental property in San Jose. It wasn’t easy to get a property with multiple offers where, in most parts, success depends on an agent. Alice’s experience and intuition not only helped me to come up with the right price, but also managed to convince the seller that I was his best choice and would have no problem closing the deal. That was especially important since many transactions fall through due to inability of buyers to get financing. When the appraisal came out lower than the amount of offer, I suggested to Alice that I would pay the difference out-of-pocket. She convinced me not to do that and persuaded the seller to accept the lower price saving me a lot of money even losing some of her commissions. Alice puts her client’s interest in front of her own what is not common among realtors. You cannot find a more qualified professional whom you can trust.”
Valeria Simets (Buyer/Seller)
“Alice has assisted us first in purchasing a house and then selling the house we had.
Alice had searched through the hundreds of houses and had presented a very detailed overview of each of them. She had given us the right advice on how to get the house we wanted, and our offer had won over the other bids. When we were ready to sell the old house, Alice had made the suggestions we followed, and the house was sold in one weekend. Alice is extremely dependable and reliable – she takes pride in her work, responds quickly, and provides the right expectations.
Alice is an agent you’ll like working with and will not be disappointed.”
Andy M. (Seller)
“I sold a house in Campbell and Alice was my agent. Alice was representing me and we achieved a record high price for my property, and the highest sale in the neighborhood.
I saw many agents during the open house, and I was proud that I was represented by the best. I would call Alice to be an executive real estate agent. Alice stood above all other agents in her professionalism, clarity of thought, negotiation, and closing skills.
During the preparation phase, I trusted her and took her advice to make the best out of the house so that we could attract the most serious and motivated buyers. Indeed, the house was sold after one open house with 8 offers and very well qualified buyers.
If you are looking for a great agent to work with, I highly recommend you contact Alice. You will be happy you did!”
Lusine S. (Buyer)
“Alice made the purchase of our first house the most pleasant experience. We felt so safe and we knew we were in great hands. She is very knowledgeable and she puts the interest of her clients before her own. We will be retaining Alice’s services in the future.”
Inna B. (Seller/Buyer)
“Alice is a highly professional Real Estate specialist. She is very result driven, punctual, patient and detail oriented. Despite her busy schedule, her approach is very personal and she makes you feel like you are her most important client. Every single step of the process we felt that everything was being taken care of. She clearly pointed out advantages and disadvantages of each property, which ultimately helped us make the right decision. I would highly recommend Alice!”