TESTIMONIALS

PATRICK B.

My wife and I worked with Nicole when we recently purchased our current home. The process has changed a bit since we bought our first home over 10 years ago, especially with Covid protocols.  We were both overwhelmed at many points in the process. Nicole was never overwhelmed or out of her element at any point and made sure that she was there for us the entire time. She is knowledgeable on every aspect of the home buying process, incredibly organized, and a pleasure to work with. I can’t imagine going through purchasing a home with anyone else.  I recommend to anyone in the market  to reach out to Nicole if you want the best home buying experience possible.

 

CHAD AND DEBBIE B.

In selling our Livermore home, we could not have asked for a better real estate agent to help us, especially during these precarious times. Nicole is very dependable, knowledgeable, and responsive. We have bought and sold many homes over the past 27 years and Nicole is at the top of the list as one of the best real estate agents we have ever worked with. She is always on her game at every stage of the selling process – all the while setting our mind at ease. We highly recommend Nicole!

 

BOB AND GIZELLE S.

We have known Nicole Sweeney and her husband for many years. As we started thinking of who we would choose as a realtor to sell our Livermore home, we knew Nicole was the one - especially when we would see her frequently walking around the neighborhood with her monthly newsletters  - always with a smile.

It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since we asked Nicole to be our agent to sell our Livermore home in the spring. Nicole visited our home to give us ideas and suggestions for putting our house on the market the following April. As we began the process, Nicole was very diligent and detailed in walking us through each step to make sure our home was very desirable when we put it on the market. Nicole gave us the very personal touch of going through each set of documents in great detail. She never minded answering any questions we might have morning, day, or night. Of course, in early March COVID-19 hit which made things more difficult for the real estate market. However, Nicole made sure through phone calls, texts, and emails that we understood all the new rules for doing house inspections, staging and showing our home. Nicole went above and beyond by always taking a personal interest in anything we talked about and even took charge of items we wanted to sell or give away prior to our move.

Nicole not only has been our realtor but also has become a very good and special friend who always has a bubbling smile. She has been an absolute delight to work with and we will truly miss her frequent texts and visits.  Thank you Nicole for making the selling of our home and our move a very positive and memorable experience.

 

LEN  L.

We have worked with many realtors, over the years, buying and selling primary and rental properties and can say without question that Nicole is the BEST Realtor that we have ever worked with. Not only did she navigate a high anxiety home sale process on a normal basis, but she successfully sold our home for top dollar, within days of listing, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Should we list, should we wait, how will the market change, what is the pricing strategy, etc. Nicole was very forthcoming and knowledgeable about the real estate landscape and helped guide us in our decisions regarding when to list and for what price  She was very comprehensive in setting expectations. Her decisions were always based on research and data to back up her guidance. She is also a great organizer and communicator -  from reviewing contract details, to setting up timelines, coordinating inspections, repair work, staging and cleaning, adjusting to changes in plan, handling scheduling and other issues, to facilitating selling, donating and removing unwanted items and always following up with us on how things were going during the sale process and even after the close of escrow. Nicole worked tirelessly on our behalf and made us feel like it was personal to her versus just another business transaction or sale opportunity. It was truly a pleasure to work with Nicole as a real estate agent and, more importantly, as a genuinely wonderful person!

JASON D.

This review will serve as my extremely high letter of recommendation for Real Estate Agent Nicole Sweeney. She assisted my wife and I with selling our South Livermore home (over asking price!) and purchase of our new home in Granite Bay in 2020. I have worked with many real estate brokers and agents on several real estate transactions over the years and can say with confidence that Nicole is the best realtor I have ever used.  Nicole has qualities that make her an extremely successful and effective agent. She also has an amazing network of vendor partners who helped get our house ready for sale. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, work ethic and knowledge within the industry. She has high integrity and is very conscientious and tenacious, always keeping our best interests in mind. She gets to the point quickly yet professionally, always respecting our time. She did a great job of listening to our needs and helping us through the process. She does research to assist with assessing a fair market value of the property for the offer and then negotiates effectively with the opposing broker. She shows great attention to detail. She is extremely responsive to questions, often responding immediately to our late-night emails and was available to answer questions 7 days a week.  I have the highest level of confidence in her. Both of our transactions went exceptionally smooth and we closed on time on each occasion.

 

JACKLIN M.

Nicole is one amazing Realtor! We were first time home buyers and had zero experience with the process of home buying and what to expect. Nicole was so wonderful at coaching and supporting us along the way and answered every question in such great detail to ensure we understood every step of the process and were making the right decision. We know we wouldn’t have been able to find our first dream home without her help. Prior to meeting Nicole, we were very nervous about purchasing our first home, but with her help it was very stress-free and exciting. If you are on the hunt to purchase your next home, you need to have Nicole Sweeney as your real estate agent! Thank you so much Nicole!!!i

COLLEEN H.

Nicole handled the sale of my elderly parents’ home superbly. We needed a fast sale and Nicole made everything happen seamlessly. She led us through every step and was always there to get things done! She handled the stager, contractor, termite inspector, carpet and house cleaners -to name a few, all the way through negotiating and finalizing the sale.  I trust her completely. Nicole was our guardian angel at a difficult time for our family. She truly cares about her clients. We were so blessed to have her as our realtor. And, she has become a dear friend!  She gets our highest of recommendations!

DEEPAN C.

I am very glad I decided to go with Nicole! She is very sweet and walked through every step with me in buying my first home. She also helped in providing contacts for best painter, cleaning services and also managed them until completion. She was not pushy and gave her honest opinions about what she  thought about every property I considered. She had a lot of knowledge about each neighborhood and understood the market very well. She was very easy to reach at any time of the day or night. If I decide to buy or sell in the future, I will definitely go with her again. Thank you, Nicole!

MITCH I.

You can always find a good realtor, but you know you have found a GREAT one when have worked with Nicole Sweeney. She is a true, detailed professional who takes an authentic, personal approach to not only the business aspect, but to you as well. We have dealt with a number of property sales/purchases in the Livermore area, but never once did a real estate agent ask, “What can I do for YOU to ease your concerns or schedule?”  Nicole has developed an incredible tool box of professionals and tradesman that make selling/purchasing your home almost “effortless”. When it comes to one of the most important life decisions a person can make, don’t hesitate a moment - contact Nicole Sweeney!

                                                                                                            

RICK M.

It has been quite a while since I've been in the real estate market, so I was anxious and unsure about the process.  I feel very fortunate that I got to work with Nicole. Working with her was a pleasure.  She's the consummate professional. I found Nicole to be extremely organized, focused, thoughtful, knowledgeable and exceptional with follow-up.  I especially appreciated her communication.  She kept me updated via face-to-face meetings, phone, text or email at every step in the process and informed and reminded me of what to expect next.  I will enthusiastically recommend Nicole every chance I get.  I moved into my new home a week ago and couldn't be happier.

KELLY K.

Nicole is the Swiss army knife of Realtors. She has an array of skills that ensure successful negotiations both with a home owner, home buyer, and with contractors for planned renovations. Nicole is also very personable and able to surmount any tensions in the would-be-homeowner caused by the process of home buying. Post purchase, Nicole remains interested and in touch with the buyer and continues to provide excellent referrals and advice. I have purchased many homes in my life, with many different Realtors, and Nicole remains at the top of the list for those I would recommend to friends and family. She also works well with her mortgage broker colleagues making for a seamless transition from buyer to owner. If you would prefer an accomplished professional representing you in the real estate world, you will surely be satisfied with Nicole Sweeney.

CORNELIUS J.

We found Nicole Sweeney to be the most amazing Realtor we had ever worked with! She is fully acquainted with the local real estate market. She is very prompt and always answers quickly, even during off business hours. She has outstanding interpersonal skills and is a very good listener. She provided expert advice before, during and after our sale. She has a very outgoing personality and has great negotiating skills. She is very diligent and hardworking and took care of scheduling everything. She came over to our house to personally assist us with numerous tasks throughout all phases of selling the house and then moving thereafter! We have sold several properties in the past and Nicole was by far the most responsive, conscientious and friendly Realtor we have ever met!

MICHELLE F. 

Simply the best real estate agent we have ever worked with! Throughout the entire process, Nicole went above and beyond the duties a real estate agent normally performs. Nicole is organized, attentive, proactive and beyond a pleasure to spend time with, all the while making you feel like you are her only client. Her attention to detail is amazing and with her network of contacts, we sold our home in record time, with multiple offers, for top dollar and with a quick closing date. If you are looking to work with one of the top agents in Livermore and to feel that you are not just a commission to the agent, Nicole is the agent to contact! Best decision we could have made!

FREDRIK I.

We recently bought our very first home with Nicole. She was able to find us a house with great potential in the perfect location, something I thought was impossible. Not only were we able to get our dream house but the process was made easy with Nicole and we will always be appreciative of all the  help she provided. From start to finish we have had a great experience and would recommend her to anyone, especially if you are new to the market. There is no other realtor for us in the future.

ALANE F.

Where to start? That was the question we asked one another when we decided to sell our home and move after retirement. Well, we can tell you exactly where to start! Call Nicole Sweeney!

We had a great deal going on at the time but wanted to “get the ball rolling” and still have time for  the scheduled vacation in Hawaii, husband’s retirement and last business convention. Wow! Were we crazy to take this on all at the same time? We thought so, but having the best realtor ever, Nicole Sweeney, everything fell into place rather seamlessly. If we had questions, she had answers. If she didn’t immediately have the answer, she found out and got back to us pronto. Quite frankly she either doesn’t sleep at night or she is a wizard.

We can’t say enough about Nicole. She was there for us through every step of selling our home, from finding us the right people for small repairs needed, someone to stage the home, a place to donate furniture and our celebration at the SOLD sign, to name just a few of the hats she wore. She made everything work and we moved to our new home without a hitch. We wholeheartedly recommend Nicole to anyone in need of a realtor. She is knowledgeable, organized, supportive, patient and hardworking. She will set your mind at ease so you can sleep at night. Nicole is your answer.

MATTHEW M.

They say that buying a house is one of the most stressful endeavors anyone can undertake. I'm not sure that our recent home buying adventure was the most stressful event in our lives, but it was certainly near the top of the list.  We were dealing with a probate sale, something that takes everything you think you know about buying a home, and turns it up-side-down and inside-out. It makes everything more complicated. And truthfully, the only thing that kept both my wife and I sane was the hard work of our realtor, Nicole Sweeney.

Nicole helped us through every step of the process - from helping us to find the right lender, to overseeing the whole of the inspection process (often asking insightful questions I never would have thought to ask), through close of escrow and beyond. The complexities of the probate sale never seemed to phase her. If we did not understand what was going on, Nicole took the time to explain it to us, multiple times if necessary, until she was sure we understood. Anytime she had to tell us "I don't know.", it was always followed by "But I will find out." And she always did.  It didn't matter what time or day it was, Nicole was always available to answer questions. She once told us she was expecting an update after 10:00 pm, and I asked for a text when she heard news. Sure enough, 11:13pm, I got a text telling me everything I needed to put my mind at ease, and in all honesty, let me get a good night's sleep. I always felt bad calling on weekends, but Nicole never made us feel as though we were a nuisance or intruding upon her life. She made us feel like friends first and clients second. We put our trust in her and felt taken care of from beginning to end.

We've been in touch several times since we moved in, and even though the realtor/client relationship has ended, we still get the same attention we've gotten since we first met. Were we to need a realtor again, we would call Nicole again in a heartbeat. And we would heartily recommend her to any of our friends or family looking to buy or sell a home in the area.

SUSAN S. 

I was very lucky to have Nicole Sweeney as my realtor in buying my second home.  I would highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell a property. I had gone through two realtors in selling my first home so I had previous experiences with other real estate agents. Because I was not actively involved in the purchase of my first home, in some ways, this was really the first time I was purchasing a home. Nicole was so very supportive and patient with me from the beginning to the end of my journey. This is definitely her biggest strength. She is able to explain everything about the process to me that was confusing and complicated. Her care and patience were endless, as she had to help me understand and make decisions. I found her responsive, accessible, and flexible. She worked around my busy schedule with a very personable and professional attitude. While interacting with other realtors, I trusted her judgment and her ability to seek out information from the seller's agent.  She was able to respond quickly to my needs even though I kept changing my mind on what I had wanted in a home. Once I found a house that I wanted to make an offer on, she worked hard and rapidly with me to look over the property together, to contact the seller's agent, and to decide with me the next step. She was very strategic in helping me make an offer that was competitive in the market and that I was comfortable with. Not surprisingly, the buyer accepted my offer without any counter and we were able to enter into a contract right away with a quick 21-day close. I credit Nicole with helping me buy my dream house with less than 3 weeks of house hunting -  and on my first offer. Her empathy and sensitivity for my anxiety as a first homebuyer helped me get through this process. I trusted her and felt that she had my best interest in mind as my real estate agent. Most definitely, she will be who I call when I need to sell or buy a property.           

LISA L.

As first-time home buyers and empty-nesters, I felt I really needed someone that could be very personable and patient with my husband and I. Nicole reached out to me via Facebook and her message was sincere and direct. Nicole put us at ease with her patience and understanding of our needs. She was VERY responsive and available to us at a moment's notice. She worked well with our lender to get the job done. She became a friend in the course of our journey to finding our dream home. I would highly recommend Nicole!

CINDI G.

We had a wonderful and completely positive experience working with Nicole to sell our home in Brentwood and buy a home in Livermore. Nicole is top notch and knows her stuff. She is incredibly responsive and often had answers to our questions before we had even thought to ask. She was always easy to contact and responded promptly to all questions and concerns.  She clearly explained each step of the process, made sure that we were fully informed on every action and decision and she was extremely well prepared and knowledgeable in every aspect of both the buying and selling process.  She had no problem at all with traveling and meeting us in all the various East Bay locations necessary to close our transactions. Other agents that we came in contact with commented on how professional Nicole was, how easy she was to work with, and how hard she worked on our behalf. We without question believe that she had our best interests as her primary focus each step of the way. We give her our highest recommendations and will not hesitate to work with her again. 

TED H.

My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Nicole Sweeney during the sale of our home. Nicole represented everything we wanted in a real estate agent. She was professional, personable, extremely organized, and above all else, responsive to our needs. She fully explained the process and what her approach would be and welcomed the input we had. Nicole remained in constant communication with us throughout the entire process and truly had our best interest in mind. Under Nicole's guidance, we received multiple offers over the asking price and the property sold within days of being listed. We strongly recommend Nicole Sweeney for any and all of your real estate needs. She was a delight to work with!                 

BRETT P.

We had a great experience working with Nicole Sweeney. We had a lot of anxiety about the home selling process, but Nicole put us at ease from the start. When she came to our home she explained the market for our particular area and had the data for us to review before making a final decision on pricing. She walked through our home and made recommendations on how to present our home. She listened and addressed our concern about timing and flexibility, because we were still waiting for our new home to be built.  Nicole was in constant contact with us either by phone, text or e-mail throughout the process. She sat down with us one on one to discuss which of the multiple and over asking offers best suited our situation and negotiated for the best price.  It was obvious that Nicole had our best interest in mind.  I really appreciated Nicole's organization and attention to detail.  It made for a far less stressful experience than originally anticipated. Thanks Nicole!

JOANNE K.

We fully recommend Nicole Sweeney for your real estate needs. Nicole was first recommended to us by good friends. Nicole not only sold their house quickly, but also helped them buy the new perfect home as well. Our unique home has been a bit more of a challenge to sell due to its location, area and size. Despite this, Nicole is working hard every day to sell it. She sets the standard of real estate professionalism. Nicole is responsive, easy to work with and highly organized. She is in constant contact with us putting our minds at ease and managing our anxiety about the house selling process. She is always coming up with new and innovative ways to market our home. I have total faith that Nicole will sell our home in a very short time. Through this process Nicole has now become a friend and part of our family. 

KATIE M.

During the process of selling my home (via another realtor - not my choice!) and deciding whether to buy or rent a new home on my own, Nicole was such a great source of reference and support to me. She was always very responsive to my questions, and even more so, proactive in contacting me to see if everything was alright with my process and if she could help in any way. In the end, I decided to rent.  This is important to note because Nicole helped me and made sure I had good information to make my decisions WITHOUT ANY PAYOUT in the end. This says a lot about her character and I will most definitely call on Nicole in the future should I decide to purchase a home in the Tri-Valley area. Thank you Nicole!!!

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