See What Don's Clients Have To Say!!!
My husband and I were referred to Don through my father-in-law's friend. We were wanting to sell our home of 15 years and move out of the Bay Area. We had our first meeting with him and talked numbers and what needed to be done with our home in order it to get ready to put on the market. Don went back to his office, crunched numbers and considered our desire to price on the conservative side. He always heard what our point of view was and also gave us great suggestions. Don is professional, confident, competent, and a calm presence. He was able to help us with outside vendors to help with the updates we decided to do. All of the suggested vendors were great to work with. He also talked with us about staging. We are so happy we did it as it just polished all of the hard work we put into the house. The night before we were to put the house on the market, Don called us (he was in constant contact with us!) and we discussed raising our sale price. He was so impressed with what we did with the house that he felt raising our sale price, still on the conservative side, would only benefit us. He understood the market, the area we lived in and how to price our house. We ended up getting 7 offers, all well over asking price. He guided us on the offers and negotiated to get us an amazing contract. It was a pleasure working with Don as he made it such a smooth experience, and who says that about selling a house? Anyone looking for a great realtor would not go wrong with Don!
Jennifer W.- Concord
Don was a big help in selling my Condo in Walnut Creek. He keeps me informed on every aspect of this trade, to which I have no experience. I did not realize it could be daunting and very stressful when a roadblock happens during the process. But with his input it gets smooth out ! Not to forget, he makes my Email, Phone, busy. Makes visits to my home for conferences, trips to other offices like Title companies, to the property being sold, when necessary. Anyone planning to sell a Real Estate property should definitely be on Don Wilson's court !!!
Aurora A. - Benicia
I recently hired Don to sell my condo and I am so glad I did! Don did a wonderful job in marketing my property to attract many potential buyers. His thorough preparation and research, coordination of inspections, and guidance throughout the transaction was extremely helpful. I trust Don and recommend him without reservation.
Eileen M. - Pleasant Hill
Don Wilson is an excellent real estate professional. He helped my mom with a 1031 rental property exchange of her rental home in Seattle for a town home in Pleasant Hill. While these transactions can sometimes be more difficult to execute, it was seamless to us. He is very professional, service oriented, and a good listener on what we were looking for in a home. Ultimately, he helped us find the right property and we couldn't be happier.
Georgette B. - Lafayette
I can't say enough how happy I was working with Don. From our first meeting to the last, he was attentive, professional and patient. He was very generous with his time, even during non-working hours and always returned my calls. Don knows the real estate business through experience and also the latest trends and used this professional experience to a very successful conclusion. My home sold within one week! I would recommend Don without hesitation."
and I really mean it. Thank you so much.
Carol G. - Walnut Creek
We can highly recommend Don Wilson. He expertly guided us through the recent sale of our home of 26 years in Walnut Creek. He was very knowledgeable and always professional from the time of his presentation on why we should hire him to the time of closing and beyond. We especially appreciated his patience as we worked through the steps and his availability always with practical and emotional advice when needed. Thank you, Don, for making the whole process calm, comfortable and extremely successful.
Ursula W. - Walnut Creek
Don helped me and my wife sell a condo in Pleasant Hill. Don was great. Even with the ups and downs of selling a property, Don was always positive and helped us get a good price for the unit. We will use Don when we sell our current home as well.
Randy G. - Pleasant Hill
Our first meeting with Don was months before we were ready to sell, but when we were ready I made sure we contacted Don. Don was honest on what he believed needed to be done, before we put our home on the market. We did what he suggested and received an offer the first day it went on the market. We had never sold a home before and was not sure about taking this first offer, but after a multiple of conversations with Don we all decided that our home was going to an incredible family and a very strong offer. Don was open and honest and told us just what to expect. We appreciated him very much and have recommended him and will continue to do so.
Eileen C. - Concord
We recently sold our house and had a great experience working with Don. He was incredibly responsive by phone and email, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful through the whole selling process. Even after the house sold and we had moved he was always available if we had questions or additional issues arise. I would definitely recommend Don and if we ever happen to be looking for real estate in the area again would not hesitate to contact him.
Eric and Emily - Martinez
Don Wilson was the consummate real estate professional. He helped us get the very best price (well above asking) for our home by patiently working with us to make the most cost-effective improvements. He promoted our home in the most professional way. He was great at returning calls and answering any questions we had. I would recommend him because of his honesty and his knowledge of the real estate market in the Tri-Valley area.
Sara, Caralee, Larry D. - Walnut Creek
Before you even get started ask yourself one question prior to choosing a realtor for being involved in your family's future well being:
"Do I want to go with some guy who just got into the industry in the last few years, who has little to no experience, who is highly dependent on the current housing bubble for his personal success and will pressure you to buy or sell, or, do I want to choose an experienced realtor who's been in the industry for 25+ years, who works for an established and reputable real estate company, and understands how to successfully accomplish his clients needs regardless of all the ups-and-downs in the market?"
We chose Don Wilson as that experienced, personable, and well prepared realtor for our home sale. And his 25+ years of experience with difficult and complicated transactions paid off for us.
In short, we were selling a condo, that for a number of reasons involving the property's HOA, could only be sold to an all-cash buyer. Before we ever listed Don provided a detailed "work-up" of what our property was worth with a clear understanding of why. Don took the time to go through a comprehensive portfolio about our property as well as the local market. He made it clear what we could expect to list our condo for, along with all of the costs to sell the property, and had market data to support the expectations...there was no guessing or estimating involved. Also, nothing was ever hidden or unknown, we knew from the beginning what items we would be expected to pay for as the sellers. We also knew well in advance what we would hope to achieve in equity. NOTHING was ever hidden and in actuality Don was refreshingly upfront on everything.
Don took the time to do a lot of pre-work prior to listing the property in order to ensure that a potential buyer had all the contingencies completed ahead of time and that there would be no doubts about the property, and therefore there would be no significant reasons to back out of a transaction once we were in contract.
In fact, prior to going forward with any of the potential buyers, Don always ensured that those buyers had reviewed all the disclosures ahead of time, prior to them even making an offer. The benefit was that once we were in contract there would be the highest probability of closing escrow.
Don was also always available by phone, even when we had the smallest questions. He is patient, calm, and friendly, and works hard to ensure his client is fully aware and that all questions are answered, and that his client's needs are addressed.
Don also helped guide us through the process of determining what we should list the property at, and with his guidance we as sellers selected an aggressive yet competitive list price. It's important to note that Don never directly told us what to list at, rather he made suggestions and provided data to support the suggestion, but ultimately left it to us to decide with no pressure. This was easy to do since he had done extensive work on finding the data to support a perfect listing price.
After listing we immediately began to receive multiple offers and we were in contract by the end of the week. Don's true talent really shined through as he worked with other "less-than-reliable" realtors and brought us the multiple offers. We then sold the property at exactly our asking price, a tremendous feat considering that only a cash-offer could be accepted.
You have to remember that selling or buying a home is firstly a business transaction, and that as such you need a reliable, dependable realtor to facilitate that transaction for the betterment of your family, not "some guy that sold a house once or twice." Take it from me, a family man, that Don is the only guy you should choose and trust to carefully handle your family's nest egg.
T.C. - Los Altos
I am what you would call a senior citizen and when all my children moved away, I was forced to face reality and sell my home of Forty Years. I had no idea where to start, so with the help of my son, who came back to help me move, I began seeking a Real Estate Person. Hands down, after speaking to many I chose Don Wilson. There was something very special about him, for one thing you could see he truly cared and was sincere. We started with long conversations on what it was I really wanted and needed to start my new life. His concern really helped me calm down and understand what selling a house is all about and what was needed from me to get things rolling. He has been there every step of the way, I could call him at anytime and boy I sure did! He never complained about working around a very spoiled cat and even took time to print up signs not to let Joey (the spoiled cat) outside, also I might add putting up with all the cat hair on his very manicured outfit!! The House closed on the 18th of October 2014 and was handled very professionally. Don Wilson has not only proved the right man for the job but a very good friend---Thank You Don for getting me through one of the hardest things I have ever had to do so smoothly.
Joni N. - Walnut Creek
Don Wilson is very professional. He knows his real estate. He has taken care of my mother's sale of her house. She has been in this house for many years. He took care of her. He kept her informed in every aspect of the deal. Extremely courteous and honest. I highly recommend him!
Steven O. - Walnut Creek
Don Wilson assisted my mother with the sale of her Concord, CA home and we couldn't have been happier with the service he gave. He was patient, kind and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. He was involved in listing, marketing, showing and selling the home as well as connecting her with competent subcontractors for inspection, refurbishing, and staging the property. He was truly a full service agent which was exactly what my mother needed as she had limited ability to accomplish these tasks on her own. He went out of his way to make sure the process was positive for my mother while getting the job done. We would highly recommend Don.
Michelle S. - Concord
My wife and I heartily recommend realtor Don Wilson of REMAX, Lafayette, CA for sale or purchase of real estate. Don recently represented us in the sale of our Walnut Creek residence and the purchase of a new home in San Ramon, Ca.
At all times during both transactions, Don was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and timely. We had a difficult to meet schedule due to IRS regulations. Also, we had price restrictions due to Propositions 13/ 60. Don performed excellently and we met both requirements in our transactions.
Don always answers the phone, or returns calls promptly.
Don prepared a thorough price analysis of our home that turned out to be exactly correct. Don assured us we would get our price, and he was right on.
Due to spring rains, our house was delayed going on MLS until Easter week. We were concerned about the timing. Don offered to hold open house Easter weekend. This turned out to be good strategy as there was not many other houses on the market, and we had a huge turnout.
Due to Don's hard work, advertising, working his contacts, we received multiple offers, all above our listing price.
Due to Don's negotiating skills, we purchased our new house, at a good price, even though there were multiple offers.
And due to Don's follow thru and attentiveness to details, both of our transactions closed escrow in a very short amount of time.
Don also provided us with contacts that were very useful, such as pest inspection, home inspection, contractor for repairs, a drainage consultant, loan broker and title company.
The title company (North American Title, Walnut Creek, Juli Anderson) was the best we have ever had. Both transactions went without a hitch. Don made a great referral with Juli.
Don always had answers to our questions or referred us to someone that would know. Even the non-typical questions.
My wife and I have investment properties, and over the years we have dealt with many realtors. Be assured, Don is the best!
Ken and Kim - San Ramon/Walnut Creek
Don sold my Moms duplex. After signing contracts to list with Don,he advised my Mom to give notice to her two tenants. Once they vacated,we met with Don at the duplex. One unit was fine,but the other needed a complete remodel. A few days later,we had a home & pest inspection. A lot of work needed to be done before we could sell it. We hired SMTC to do repairs to clear inspection and also to remodel the one unit. Don was there for everything. There were a lot of decisions to be made and Don helped us with those decisions. He advised us on the remodel. He said it wasn't what we liked,but what the buyer would like.A lot of buyers liked it! Don worked real hard for us. He was great at keeping us updated through out the whole process. I would recommend Don Wilson for both his hard work and his honesty.
Eleanor J. - Walnut Creek
Don was the listing agent on a Walnut Creek duplex that just came back on the market, and I contacted him to see the property. He was professional, prepared and genuine from the start, and he knew the property he was selling as if it was his own. I've worked with dozens of residential realtors over the past 30 years and Don is clearly the most professional, detail oriented broker I have ever worked with. His diligence in moving the process along without any pressure on the parties was very comforting, as this process can be very stressful. Needless to say, it was a seamless transaction and we now are PROUD owners! I wish I had met Don years ago, but am so grateful that I know him now! Don is the real deal, with a clear mission to put his clients first and deliver them what they want. I would recommend Don to anyone without hesitation.
Rick Cordes - Alamo
We can't say enough good things about Don. He helped us in our search for a new house (Escrow closed this Friday). We had looked in a few areas around the Bay Area, and had worked with a few different agents. Don was THE BEST! His style made us feel comfortable in taking our time to find and choose what was right for us, He's very knowledgeable about the market trends for housing in the area. We trusted him completely. We would recommend him highly.
John B. - Concord
I would highly recommend working with Don Wilson. He was very knowledgeable about the market and how to give an offer and have it accepted in the crazy market here in the Bay Area. The house that we made an offer on had multiple offers, but ours was the only one that was accepted because Don gave us great pointers on how to give an offer on a bank owned property. I would suggest making an appointment to sit down and discuss your situation with him. Don was amazing! He was very honest and gave his opinion in a way that was very helpful. He was also very helpful with the whole process of getting us a loan and was in contact frequently until he knew everything was taken care of.
Thank you Don!
Maryam K. - Pittsburg
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Lindsey and Domenic
We contacted Don in 2/2012 looking to sell our first house. After meeting with him we realized we couldn't sell yet since the value of the house wasn't high enough to make financial sense. He completely understood and put no pressure on us to list. Instead he told us to contact him when we were ready. He called every couple of months to check in without any pressure. We were finally ready to consider moving again at the end of 2012. After meeting with him we were ready to commit to selling. He listed our home and sold it within a week. He gave us great suggestions on what to do in order to show the house and answered all our noob questions (1st-time sellers!). He made sure we were comfortable and well-informed throughout the whole ordeal. We highly recommend Don Wilson for your next home sale!
Lindsey and Domenic - Pleasant Hill
The purpose of this note is to compliment Don Wilson. Mark and I have been in contact with Don Wilson for the past 1.5 years helping us look for a new home and selling our home. Basically, Don has done a great job for us.
Following are some of the qualities that Don has displayed: great integrity, trust, partnership and professionalism. Moreover, he is one of the most organized individuals I have met. Don is very knowledgeable and a pleasant human being.
The website he created to advertise our home at www.166Joaquin.com was gorgeous. Mark and I were very impressed. To summarize, we would definitely recommend Don as a realtor. He even became our good friend.
Mark and Maria C. - Danville
To Whom It May Concern:
Don Wilson represented my Family, as a Broker Associate, in the sale of our parent's residence.
From the very beginning, I found Don to be personable, honest and professional. He steered us through many decisions, in a calm manner, and as a seasoned veteran. His suggestions came from a wealth of understanding concerning the real estate business. We were well prepared and successful at each juncture.
Through Don's suggestions we made improvements where necessary, and left as is, where improvements were not needed. His presentation and marketing techniques were first class.
You could say, the proof was in the pudding. After 3 "open houses", and after being on the market a mere week, we accepted a very solid offer. The escrow procedure was accomplished in 3 weeks. Don was on top of the game at every event. He was a resource for people in the trades, and present during all aspects of our home sale. I have sold 5 properties, and this was by far the easiest sale I have been involved in.
I would give the highest recommendation to any future client of Don's. He is the best, and represents RE/MAX in an extraordinary fashion. I give my permission to be contacted by potential clients.
John M. - Pleasant Hill (Phone number upon request)
"If you're seeking an experienced agent who is knowledgeable about all phases of today's real estate market, I highly recommend Don Wilson at Re-Max. I recently worked with Don in the purchase of a home. He was always available to answer any questions I had, show me properties and went out of his way to accommodate me. Although this was an REO (bank owned property), with Don's excellent guidance everything went smoothly and we closed in only 3 weeks!
Don's upbeat and enthusiastic personality made him a pleasure to work with. I especially appreciated his sincerity and integrity. I am happy to recommend Don without reservation. Overall a super experience!"
Jan Gault, Ph.D. "Dr. Jan" - Social Psychologist/Author/Life Coach - http://www.drjan.net
Mr. Don Wilson is the best Real Estate Agent I have ever met in my life. I truly appreciate his expertise and his help for renting my house in this down market. He is intelligent, knowledgeable, strategic and very patient. I feel very confident and trustworthy with his service and also my friends felt the same when they bought their house with him. He takes good care of everything in a timely manner and in a very organized fashion. He is real honest, dedicated, thoughtful, kind-hearted, and friendly so that I always enjoy working with him. He has a very good sense with things and always has the best suggestions for me. I have never had any doubts with his recommendations as he is the real professional. I can only say that I have been very lucky to get to know him and have him as my real estate agent. ---
Jessica L. - Walnut Creek
Taking over the house has been an exciting and eye-opening experience--we forgot how much there is to do for a new place!
So far we have been to the house just during the day, and our moving in date is still in the air. However, we have been there almost every day, taking measurements, cleaning, figuring out where things will go, etc. Also, we have showed it to several friends and they are all happy for us. In fact a couple of people have told us what a beautiful and huge piece of property we got, how lovely and peaceful the neighborhood is, and how lucky we are.
I think we have you to thank for much of this. From the very first, I felt that you had our interests as the priority. You listened extremely well, and really got what it was we wanted. All the properties you selected for us were the cream of the crop--I should know as we chose many on our own that sounded good, but, were really not what we wanted in some major way. Yet, despite that, you never discouraged us from looking. Instead, you patiently used each occasion to help us understand and clarify what we were looking for. So, when we found our house, all the "what ifs" had been resolved, and our choice was easy. I know we were demanding clients, so I appreciate your good humor and wise counsel all along the way.
We wish you much success, and will be happy to recommmend you to our friends. Take care,
Arti K. and Cindy S. - Concord
I feel truly lucky to have Mr. Don Wilson as my broker associate. He made my first time home purchase experience smooth and joyful. He is patient and honest, and is always there for me when I have questions. During the process of closing the deal, Don took care of unexpected incidents efficiently in a professional manner. His abundant business resource makes all the inspections and evaluations very easy, even for someone who has never bought a house before. Thanks to him, I became an owner of a beautiful house right before the market picked up. I will highly recommend Don to any of my relatives or friends, and I will definitely ask for his help again in the future.
Di Y. - Concord
Mary and I met Don Wilson last spring at an open house in Concord. Over the next few months and with his expert help, we ultimately purchased our dream home. We were really struck with Don's ability to connect with us; patiently coaching Mary and I through the evaluation and buying process. Don provides his clients the tools to make their own decisions and for us, this was really appreciated. Based on our direct experience, we feel Don's knowledge of the real estate market is top notch.
Don - thank you for the hard work, patience and strategic insight... we couldn't be happier!
Bill and Mary - Concord
Contra Costa Times
REAL ESTATE NEWS
Don Wilson receives Platinum Service recognition
LAFAYETTE — Don Wilson of RE/MAX Acï¿½cord in Lafayette has repeated the previous year's achievement of being granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100 percent client serï¿½vice satisfaction in 2010, as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC).
Contra Costa Times
REAL ESTATE NEWS
Don Wilson receives Platinum Service recognition
LAFAYETTE — Don Wilson of RE/MAX Acï¿½cord in Lafayette was awarded the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100 percent client serï¿½vice satisfaction in 2009, as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC).
Quality Service Certified (QSC) status is based on independently validated, measurable service results. Clients of QSC agents receive a customer satisfaction survey at the end of each transaction. The surveys are administered and the results are compiled by LRC.
Client feedback from the surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials. An overall satisï¿½faction rating is displayed on a consumer website (www.QualityService.org) where sellers and buyï¿½ers have the ability to select a real estate profesï¿½sional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction.
“Nothing is more important to a prospecï¿½tive client in selecting a professional than the service results achieved with past clients,” says Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC. He adds, “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party. A 100 percent service satisfaction record like Don Wilson has achieved is just awesome.”
Contact Don Wilson at 925-280-8066 or Don@DonWilson.info
Dear Jerry Stadtler (Broker at REMAX Accord),
I just wanted to take a minute of your time to praise the extraordinary services of one of your Agents. In July 2010 Don Wilson and I crossed paths on a purchase in which the property was an investor flip and your in-house lender could not finance flipped properties. Don and his buyer were referred to me through the listing agent. Since our first transaction together I have worked on two additional files of Don's, both successfully closing earlier this year.
This letter however is not about Envoy Mortgage or me, but about how wonderful of an Agent Don Wilson is. In my nine years experience this is the first letter I have written to a broker relating to a sales person of theirs.
Don is knowledgeable about his market, the homes he represents and how to handle first time buyers through move up buyers. Each time we have worked together he is calm and always treats everyone involved with respect.
On one particular deal that was taking place in the middle of changes to the minimum credit score for FHA, Don was representing both the seller and buyer. We had an issue where the loan was pre-qualified, but not locked as it was not yet in contract. Once in contract the score did not meet the new guidelines. Don was able to keep his sellers informed and calm and I believe because of his "Get it done" attitude we were able to hang in and close the deal. Everyone in that transaction ended up overjoyed with the services provided. I believe it says a lot for someone's character to not shy away from a tough conversation and to follow through on their word and that's exactly what Don did.
You have an Agent that takes pride in his work, becomes a mentor to his clients and is always available. I call this type of Agent, "One of a Kind". In an economy where deals do not fall into everyone's laps any more, Don is a hard worker and it is no secret why he is referred.
Thank you for your time and I wish you and REMAX Accord continued success in 2011.