What My Clients Say...
Meredith and Yoel
Let's be real : Yoel and I are *not easy* real estate clients. Our taste in properties lies somewhere between "difficult" and "impossible to lend on" and our bank accounts are not stuffed with the wads of cash that the media portrays Bay Area buyers as having.
The first time Yoel and I met Christine, the house was *ahem* ..."special" in that silding-down-the-hill-on-to-the-main-street-next-rainstorm and see-daylight-through-the-roof sort of way.
We secretely thought the seller was delusional about the pricing but had encountered other realtors who would expect their buyers to still pay over asking - even for a major fixer. #bayarea
Christine took a quick spin around the house, then turned to us, bluntly saying she couldn't in good conscience let us pay more than /x/ for the house. Yoel and I let out a collective sigh of relief - her ceiling was lower than ours. 👌
Since then, we've been seriously impressed by how fast she can get a deal to move forward (or end). When we lost a property that we really thought would work out, Christine came up crazy fast with a couple off-market properties for us to pursue. 😳
Debbie and Steve- Buyers
"As being a first-time buyer, we couldn't have asked for a better person to help us purchase our home . CHRISTINE RIVLIN was the BEST!! She answered any and all questions and was very personable at the same time. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Christine to anyone buying their forever home"
Twice I have utilized Christine's services, and twice I have been left beyond satisfied. The biggest issue for me in any real estate transaction is communication, and Christine goes above and beyond to make sure that all of the bases are covered. We got this transaction closed in less than 30 days!
My girlfriend and I found Christine through zillow when beginning the process of looking for a home. We had never bought a home before, and were completely unaccustomed with the process of buying a home. Finding Christine was the best thing that could have happened to us. She is very knowledgeable about the industry, and she had a drive to make sure that we were successful in finding a home. She is easy to communicate with, and was always available to talk to us and answer our questions. Her responsiveness and hard work helped us find a home quickly, and we were able to close faster and more easily that we had thought possible! Our experience working with Christine was wonderful, and we would highly recommend her!
Christine was a joy to work with. She is knowledgeable in regards to every aspect of the home buying process and has all the connections to make sure everything happens when it needs to happen. Every step of the way, Christine was on top of it from viewing potential homes to doing the final walk through before closing. Being a first time buyer, she made sure I was informed of what to look out for and what to
I would highly recommend choosing Christine to be your realtor. We recently closed on a home and the entire process from the time we started looking until the time we closed was less than two months. I was nervous being a first time home buyer in this competitive and expensive Bay Area market but Christine made it as smooth and stress-free as possible. She was eager to find us the right home. She is extremely personable, patient, always very responsive via phone and text, and answered all of the questions we had. She set realistic expectations for us with our budget and we ended up with an even larger home in a better location than we would’ve expected. She kept everything during escrow on track by communicating regularly with my mortgage advisor and the title officer, we even closed early! She is wonderful to work with and will definitely find the right home for you.
We just closed on our home in Concord with Christine yesterday. The whole experience was made painless and even enjoyable due to her knowledge, attentiveness and great personality. She really listens to her clients and is a calming force during what is normally a very stressful process. We have used several real estate agents over the years and this was our first positive experience. I can't recommend Christine enough. If you are buying or selling, she is the woman to hire if you want the job done right!
Christine helped me purchase my first home. She was constantly updating me with houses that she thought I would like in the region I was looking. Once we found a place, she was very efficient with delivering all the documents to sign and a brief overview of each. She responded to any of my late night texts and provided great advice to a first-time home buyer. In short, she made my house buying experience very easy and stress free.
It was a chance encounter with Christine, which set us on a course of a wonderful journey of buying just the right place for our daughter. Christine has great knowledge of the local real estate market, is lightning fast in her response and is one who quickly builds a trustful relationship. Like with her other passion, which is her love for horses, she is very patient with her clients and takes the time and trouble to answer all the questions that come up in a home buying process. She is extremely professional in her dealings and makes sure that she guides her clients in an ethical manner. We certainly would recommend her to anybody wanting to buy or sell real estate property in the East Bay Area.
Christine was an incredibly helpful agent who was able to successfully close what turned out to be a complicated land deal. Christine is very knowledgeable and responsive. She continually checked in with me to give me updates along the way, and returned my emails/phone calls incredibly quickly. Even though I was purchasing undeveloped land (low contract price, therefore lower commission for the agents), she treated me, and the deal itself, as if it was a million dollar home sale. I will use Christine for all my future real estate needs.