Stacey Merryman & Jose Fernandez


CalDRE No. 01353359,01448191

Jose Fernandez
Mobile: 510.882.3558

Stacey Merryman
Mobile: 510.919.9306

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1891 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Stacey, thanks again for all your work on 1914 Oregon. Based on the market, we had little or no hope of selling this house with our credit or sanity intact. We went ahead with the listing based on your marketing plan, and based on the trust you had worked to worked to establish with us. I know we went though some peaks and valleys, but the offer was so outstanding, we committed to seeing the deal through. You did a great job keeping us informed, and advocating for our position throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any prospective client.
My husband and I had the opportunity to work with Stacey on both the selling and buying end of our homes. It was right at the beginning of the economic downturn, and there were a lot of changes in regards to financing and appraising, and many of the new regulations were unclear even to the real estate professionals.

In selling our old house, we encountered problems with the appraisal and with buyers falling through. Stacey maintained her calm and was able to help us through this difficult time, and we had a very happy outcome, which was amazing given the situation. She also gave us an excellent referral to an experienced mortgage broker who also helped us figure out the most realistic option for our financial situation.

When we bought our new house, Stacey gave us really good advice on negotiating the offer and we bought the house without any hassle. She knew all the right people to contact for our multiple inspections, and not only did she get everything set up super fast, she even personally attended almost all of them.

Buying and selling homes are extremely stressful times. Having a little time to reflect since our experiences has really given us time to appreciate Stacey's professionalism, knowledge, and upbeat attitude. Stacey was very sensitive to our situation, and gave us great advice and great referrals on both ends. Thanks, Stacey!!
Now, if you are ever thinking of relocating to the East Bay area, Jose is the man you want to call.

Some of you may know that I once sold real estate so, I suspect I was his worst nightmare come to life! I'm sure in the three months our affair continued, he went home and wanted to beat his head (or mine) against the wall. But, the next time we would meet, he was his own jovial professional self again. Jose is very knowledgable about real estate and the current miserable market and I would give him a five star rating on anybody's list!
I came to Stacey after I had tried and failed to buy a house that I really wanted. She was able to find a creative way to problem solve a very tricky situation with the seller's agent and bridge the remaining gap between me and the seller. The end result was me getting the house I wanted at a better price than my initial offer
I recently purchased a home for myself and a home for my parents with the assistance of Stacey and Jose. If you're looking to make a purchase anywhere between Richmond to San Leandro I can't recommend this team enough! They are both very friendly and easy to work with, but more importantly they are extremely knowledgeable about real estate as well as the ins and outs of neighborhoods and negotiating effectively. They are great at educating and working with first-time buyers, even at the low end of the market. I spent about 3-4 months looking with them on evenings and weekends. Because Stacey and Jose work as a team, one of them was always available to show me property as often as I wanted. I wish I was able buy more houses with them!
Jose served as our buying agent for a period of two years. During these two years, we made about 12 offers (all rejected) until our most recent offer which was accepted. Jose was perfect during all aspects of our first house hunt. He is extremely knowledgeable about homes, their condition, the amount of work that would need to be done, the buying process, contract strategy.... and was patient with our lack of knowledge as first time home buyers. Not once did i ever feel pressured into making an offer, or offering an amount above my comfort level.

Jose was also flexible with my work schedule, and would take time out of his week and weekend to show me homes.

I couldn't be happier with the service we received. I could go on about the other various good qualities of our agent, but leave it at 5 stars.
Stacey Merryman, with Red Oak Realty is extremely dedicated, very organized and reliable. She has solid experience and a good knowledge of the market in the Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Oakland area. I also like the way she communicates and her people skills, it really help when there is a hard negotiation process! She knows what it takes to close a deal and will work very hard to give it that extra push on the purchase of a property, suggesting different approaches. Highly recommend her: Cynthia
Working with Stacey Merryman was super stress free. We were not the most decisive clients and we never felt pressure from Stacey. She always maintained professionalism and never showed any frustration at how slow we took the process. Once we were in contract to buy our dream home, Stacey was calm and so helpful in making sure the process was as smooth and stress free as buying a house can be. I highly recommend Stacey Merryman to be your real estate professional. She is knowledgeable about the entire East Bay and was able to show us desirable hidden Oakland neighborhoods that we didn't even know existed . Thank you Stacey for all of your patience and hard work, thanks to you we are living in our dream home.
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