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We have completed dozens of successful real estate transactions over many years in most parts of the East Bay and regardless of location, from Danville and San Ramon to Martinez, from Orinda to Brentwood and beyond, we always do whatever we can to make the process as painless and stress-free as possible. Many of our clients have written to us to express their satisfaction, or even give us a token of their appreciation. The following are just a few comments received. I will be happy to provide contact details for any on request.

From Ivy and Roger Lewis

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Hi Bernard:

Now that we have had time to relax and reflect, we think about the great job you did in helping sell our house. We realize how you were always there when we needed information and helped us through the very stressful times. Looking back on all of the reams of paperwork you went through with us which we could never have managed on our own. We appreciate how organized you were and your great familiarity with the area which we are sure is well recognized by your company.

Wishing you much success in the future.

Ivy and Roger Lewis

From Gary & Elaine Schroth

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“Thank you so much for helping us to sell our home in only 4 days… especially as it had been on the market with another Realtor for over 4 months. You really know how to sell homes, especially in Twin Creeks. We shall certainly tell all our neighbors and friends about you and your professional service.”

Gary & Elaine Schroth

From Brian & Valerie Pennebaker

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“Thank you so much for all of your help selling our house and helping us find the perfect new home in the area where we wanted to live! Thank you also for your professionalism, your reliability, your good advice, your punctuality, and your good sense of humor. We really appreciate all that you have done for us. “

Brian & Valerie Pennebaker

From Bob & Lori Kinsey

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When we decided to sell our Twin Creeks home we chose Bernard to represent us because he came well recommended by some friends who had previously worked with him buying and selling their homes. We couldn’t be happier with Bernard’s high level of professionalism, expertise, courtesy and dependability throughout the entire process. He and his team kept us clearly apprised every step of the way. We would not hesitate to work with Bernard again, and in fact, we look forward to it.

Bob & Lori Kinsey

From Tom Huxley

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I can’t praise Bernard enough. I first became aware of him through his very useful neighborhood newsletter. I eventually contacted him and he helped me compile a list of items to prepare the house for sale. Having talked to other realtors, I knew this list made the most sense. When a painter seemed too expensive, he found a less expensive one. When the termite report seemed expensive to fix, he found another less expensive.

When the house was ready, he knew exactly what to do: advertising and conducting open houses, making a beautiful brochure, building a professional level website with a video walk-through.

He prepared the brokers on the items that must be in the offers and we received seven offers all over the asking price.

I’m convinced that Bernard got me the very best deal for the least effort.

Tom Huxley

From Saumitra Buragohain

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We recently used Bernard’s service to purchase our single family home in San Ramon. After learning through mistakes of buying a house at the peak (2006), we were very cautious and patient this time. Each of us had a check list items like a good school district, a large backyard/, east facing direction etc. which reduced the list of candidate homes. It took us about 7 months after numerous bids to finally find our dream home and we are very happy! Bernard was very patient during the process never rushing us to make offers or go beyond our budget. He offered solid advice and worked very well with my broker. I highly recommend him for the biggest purchase of your life!

Saumitra Buragohain

From Kevin & Clare Re

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Bernard was fantastic to work with.  My wife and I were first time home buyers and felt very comfortable working with Bernard.  He didn’t rush us at all and made sure that we found the right home for us.  He told us that he didn’t care how long it took and he was a man of his word.  We really appreciated his knowledge of the area and his help walking us through the home buying process.  I would recommend Bernard to any home buyers.  Excellent service and very attentive to all of our questions. Highly recommended!

Kevin & Clare Re

From Jim Vantassel

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I am happy to say that Bernard is a true professional. I am a licensed broker myself with 30 years’ experience but Bernard was of great help in selling our house. My wife is an experienced real estate/title insurance attorney with extensive experience with brokers. She too thinks he is wonderful.

He helped us with excellent:

  • Advice on how to prepare the house for sale—he came to the house and answered questions the designer or stager wanted his opinion on.
  • He gave us solid advice on pricing the house.
  • He helped address multiple offers.
  • He attended all inspections.
  • He worked well with the other brokers.
  • There were multiple sensitive matters to resolve and he did a superb job.

I recommend Bernard Gibbons without reservations.

Jim Vantassel

From Thomas Warnock

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I recently had to fly in and settle an estate in San Ramon, after asking some local people about someone that knew the local market, I was given 3 names. I wanted someone who had a depth of knowledge and experience handling homes in this neighborhood and knew the intricacies of dealing with a trust sale which are different than a normal sale. I interviewed each of the 3 candidates.

Bernard struck me as having all the criteria I needed. He listened closely to what my needs were and came up with a marketing plan that suited the situation. It was after this that his talents really shined. He provided local contractors that he had personally vetted that did the necessary work on time and on budget. Dovetailing the presale advertising and keeping the public away until the work was finished.

Later we flew home and left the sales process in his capable hands. We had 5 offers after the first weekend. We picked the one that best suited our situation and closed two weeks later. He handled all the paper work using a combination of e documents and a remote title company for signing saving us a trip back to CA.

He promptly returned all Emails and phone calls in a truly professional manner making a difficult situation almost effortless. So if you are looking for a realtor at the top of their game that can take care of almost anything so you don’t have too- he is your guy.

Thomas Warnock

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