Minchen Team
Coldwell Banker Realty

“The level of confidence we had with all your efforts in selling the home, from start to finish, was outstanding.  These types of transactions can become difficult if the details are not covered, ad we really appreciate your attention to the important things.  We also were impressed with your ability to seize the moment when a deal can be structured.  That ability to bring the buyer and seller together to make a deal when the time is right is a talent that not everyone possesses.  The real estate profession needs more professionals like you!

We also want to alert you that if we can in any way ever help you, we would welcome it.  We will undoubtedly give strong recommendations to all our friends in the area that if they are looking to either sell or buy a home, they should call you first.”

- Irv and Cyndi Fredrick

“It is a pleasure to write this note of recommendation.  Judy and I have been in our house a little over a year, and we remain enormously grateful for all your assistance in (a) finding the house and (b) getting the deal done.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us find a great contractor for our renovations.  Please feel free to have any potential home buyer get in touch with us for a personal testimonial.”

- Peter Buscemi

"Thanks Minchen's team, who helped me to get my dream house in April. She works closely with all parties to ensure my offer is accepted. During the closing, bank made a mistake on the loan. the Minchen's team put significant effort to correct the issues from the bank. Five months in the new house, I couldn't be more happy with this purchase, and feel the obligation to give this review. Thank you!""

- Liqi W.

"Kelly and I just talked on the phone. She is an awesome and very experienced agent." 

- Bobby Carter

“Thanks to you for all your help and attention in finding us a home.  It was a pleasure to have you as our realtor.  You really know how to guide a buyer to an appropriate purchase – plus you were great fun!”

- Judy & Jay Gouch

“We are most impressed by your perseverance in pursuing our potential re-listing of our property.  Your materials are most interesting and show a great deal of creativity.  If our needs change or if any of our friends seek recommendations, we will certainly place your name on the table.”

- Thomas Kimbrell, AIA

 “As you recall, several yeas ago when I was contemplating selling me deceased parents residence you gave so freely of your time and expertise – from our first meeting through closing of the sale – you will forever hold a special place in my memories.”

- Martha Elster

“I have been getting your mail ever since I moved into my property.  I am thinking about selling.  I am sure I can learn a thing or two from you on Data Management and Marketing.”

- Heejin Kim

“Thank you for helping us find our new home.  We couldn’t be happier here!  It was such a pleasure to work with you.”

- Kelli and John Melby

“As you know I had the house listed with another REMAX agent for eight months without any type of offer.  When you listed my home within two weeks your had two offers of equal price.  The house sold for nearly 100% of the asking price.

I had always thought that all Realtors were created equal until I experience the difference with the sale of my house.  What really impressed me was the way you got the sale closed.  My buyer was very difficulty to deal with and had some outrageous demands in regard to what he wanted me to do in order to sell the house.  It was you experience and creativity that made it all happen.  You did what needed to be done in order to consummate the sale and keep both parties happy and focused on the task at hand which was to get the sale made.”

- Terry Slater

 “I thought that Steven did a great job explaining a very difficult market to understand.”

- Mary L. H.

“I wanted to thank you for finally making it happen that I have found and purchased a really great property and home in San Francisco and for the outstanding support you have provided me with during the long journey. I hope I have not stretched the limits of your patience too much at times. You have been impeccable in your dedication to find and get me the home I was looking for and to help me get the additional value added to the property in the form of a roof deck and the Right of First Refusal on the unit below. You have succeeded! I am deeply grateful to you.”

- Rolf

“Just a quick note of MANY THANKS for your recommendation of Steven Minchen! We felt he was well prepared, informative, and professional and gave us hope for the first time in many months! We are thrilled with his expertise already. He gave us some terrific tips on how to stage our home & stay within our budget. We’ve already signed him on as our agent and can’t wait to finally get listed! Thank you again!”

- J/D Miloseski

“We had a great experience working with James, he was friendly, professional and organized at all times. He listened to our wish list and lined up a great day of viewings for us which culminated in us signing a lease on the spot when we found a great apartment that we loved! We couldn’t have done it without James’ help.

 We really wanted to pass on this positive feedback about James and let you know that he is a credit to your team. We wish him every success in his career in real estate and would not hesitate to recommend you guys to friends and colleagues.”

- Edel Breen

 “James dealt with a pressurized situation to find us a place in a very short amount of time. James dealt with the small time frame and our requirements like a true professional. He is an articulate, intelligent, attentive and well presented young man and I think you are on to a winner big time. I see a big future ahead for James.. I also told him if he ever gets bored of Real Estate, the tech world ain't such a bad place for a guy with his ability.

Anyway, thank you very much for your services and we will absolutely recommend you guys in future."

- Mark Breen 

 "Thank you, Kelly, and The Minchen Team for guiding me through a very difficult time. You made it easy for me. I trusted you through every step of the way. It paid off! You are a true professional. And, no, I was not paid for this testimony. This is my true feelings!"

- Mike Kaufman

 "We cannot thank you more for making this happen! Your strong support and reasonableness are key for us to stay on course. Once again, The Minchen Team efforts and hard work made the deal done. Great Job! Thank you so very much!"

- Liqi Wu

 “Our move was filed with all the stresses associated with a job change and relocation, but the actual experience of find and purchasing our new home was relatively stress free once we secured your assistance as a Realtor.  Thank you for helping us.

Working with you during the house-hunting phase was a pleasure.  You previewed some homes for us before we made our first house-hunting trip, which saved us a great deal of time.  You patiently and efficiently showed us houses that fit our criteria on paper, and quickly learned our tastes as we reviewed them together.  We narrowed the choices to a few, made our decision, and relied on your advice during the negotiations. 

We moved during a “sellers market” and many of our new neighbors have asked us how we found our house since they never knew it was for sale.  We give you all the credit, Steven.  Your perseverance enabled us to find and secure our home.”

- Keith & Maureen Jantz

 “My name is Diane Friday and I’m writing this letter of recommendation for Steven Minchen.  I met Steven over a year ago through the Coldwell Banker Internet site, as I was looking to buy a second home in San Francisco.  Steven was incredibly informative and patient with me, as I had rarely been to San Francisco, and didn’t even know where to being looking for a condo. 

Steven planned a day for me to come to SF and look at homes.  Since I wasn’t even sure what I wanted, he scheduled several types of homes in several areas of the City, and this was fantastic for me, and gave me a much clear idea of what I wanted.  He showed me a loft, a Victorian, a stand-alone homes, a hi-rise, --basically all the different types of housing available in SF that met my requirements of price, neighborhood, and parking availability. 

From our daylong excursion, It became very clear that a hi-rise living situation would be perfect for me.  Unfortunately, the unit I saw was already in escrow, and I was unable to get it. I told Steven that I liked this particular building very much, and if something opens up, to please call me. 

About 3 weeks passed and Steven called, and told me another unit opened up, with a better view and a bigger floor plan.  Steven went there on the first day of its Open House, and called me because I was out of town.  Based on his professional opinion of this condo I arrived the next day, saw it, absolutely loved it, and put in a offer that very day. 

This being the first time I purchased a property on my own, Steven was always available to answer my questions and advised me how to make my offer more attractive to the buyers.  He really walked me though the entire process.  At times, the buyer was a little difficult, but Steven completely took charge and  

made everything right, and I appreciated it so much.  Everything in my escrow was completed thoroughly, and on time.  I attribute this to Steven’s hard work, his patience with me, and being extremely knowledgeable about the real estate business and especially with the unique laws and rules in San Francisco.

One year later, I love my condo in San Francisco more than when I bought it.  It has been a wonderful addition to my life, the neighborhood is great, and I’m very happy and secure there.  I feel that Steven really did an outstanding job of helping me find the perfect home that I indeed to keep for a very long time.  If I’m ever so lucky as to have the opportunity to buy real estate in San Francisco again, Steven will be the first person that I call.  Thank you!”

- Diane Friday

“Steven was perfect! He managed our schedule with all viewings. Gave us a great perspective of value. He was great with my family. We really really liked him and valued his insight. HIGHLY recommend him.”

 - Neil

“Steven is very detailed and on top of all of the nuances of real estate, whether in San Francisco or in the East Bay. He is the BEST!”

Judith Brickman

“Steven, thank you for all of your help! I appreciate all that you’ve done.”

Robert Coleman

“Thanks Steve. I appreciate you making this happen. Can’t wait until this is done! Ahhh!”

Sean Johnson

“You my friend, are AWESOME and you ROCK!!!

- Beverly Kovacik

"Steven, it would have been daunting without your help and advice. We really appreciate all your help!"

- Sri V

"Our first real estate meeting with the Minchen Team we discussed how we wanted to proceed. They made sure we had all the information we needed to make the necessary decisions. We felt they assisted in pricing it right at market value and we ultimately received multiple offers. We were lucky enough to pick our buyers and the sale went through very quickly.

The Minchen Team has skills that complement each other and provides for a well-rounded team approach for the real estate process. Their superior knowledge of the industry paired with their zest for listing and their dedication to see it through to the end made the whole process seem easy. These three qualities, we feel, are essential for dealing with real estate in this market.

We highly recommend contracting with The Minchen Team for any of your real estate needs. They are a team that will work for you and provide for you all the tools needed to take care of your real estate needs!"

- Cheryl Tinney

 "Thank you Kelly for all of your hard work, efforts, and all of your listening. Like I said, I know we wouldn't have sold this house if it wasn't for your expertise and guidance. Many, many thanks!!"

- Matt & Cristyn

"I can't tell you how please I was with sale of my house. The Minchen Team did a fantastic job. From the staging of my house which was done right and was very affordable to the close of escrow everything felt easy. The house was sold during the first weekend open house as Kelly and Steve understood the local market and priced the house perfectly. I would highly recommend them. They are knowledgeable, thorough and they make sure the whole process flows smoothly. Thank you Minchen Team."

- Tom Maneloveg

"Thanks for your time yesterday. My wife and I enjoyed talking to you and appreciated your insight into the real estate market and how it is effected by politics."

- Tom &Terry

"You made selling our old house and buying this place so much fun. Maybe we were just too young and dumb to know we should be stressed out, but we think you made the difference."

- Russel & Melina Little

Thank you very much. I cannot tell you what a pleasure it has been to work with you and your team. You guys are knowledgeable, incredibly professional and hard working.

- Suzanne

Omg, I’m so excited! We can finally end this physically and emotionally draining search, all thanks to you!! Can’t say thank you enough!!

- Vicky

"Thank you! Great job on this deal. I'm very happy."

- Greg Zubick

"Well, lots of drama, but the Webster deal is done. Thank you for doing all the tiny little matters that were so problematic. Now to the next phase."

- Lynn

"Way to go Kelly and Steven!!!"

- Eduard Lee

"Thank you for all your hard work and efforts in closing this deal."

- Brian Leung

"Thank you for the work you're doing!"

- Nina Shah

"Thank you for making my dreams come true."

- Jo Anne Sanchez

"The Minchen team is a professional, oraganized, and efficient Brokerage team that I couldn’t be happier with relying on. Their personal support made me feel like more than another one of their clients; the whole time I felt like the priority. The information provided and overall skill of the agents was beyond impressive, including the knowledge of the market and obvious experience they possessed. I hold the Minchen Team in high regards and highly recommend them to anyone interested in selling properties."

- Danny Slevin

"The Minchen Team as a whole did a great job for us! They were always availability, professional and open. They helped us step by step along the way through a complicated process, and despite their busy schedules, made us feel like their top priority. We never felt pressured or rushed to do anything. They negotiated the sale with expertise, and landed us a price in our budget. I can't recommend the Minchens enough!"

- Arunav Kohl

"The Minchen Team is the pinnacle of their industry. They have an amazing track record, selling hundreds of homes a year, yet while I was listing my home with them, I always felt I was their top priority. They were efficient, productive, and always respectful and kind. They sold my house quickly, and for above asking price. I couldn't be happier. Thank you!! 5 Stars overall!"

- Cooper Lopez

"The Minchen Team is highly professional and a pleasure to work with. They are creative in their marketing approach and do the little things that others don’t even think of. They are energetic and tireless in identifying potential buyers for your property and don’t simply wait for the phone to ring. I find them collaborative and excel in proactive client communication. I love my home and never tire of the tranquility garnered from staring at the magestic waters of the San Francisco Bay from my living room. Thank you Steven, Kelly and Connor."

- John Lopez

"The Minchen Team did an extremely great job in selling our home and keeping us informed throughout the selling process. We are very satisfied clients. They know the marketplace and are able to translate that knowledge into what it will take to sell your home. They served us very well and close to around the clock as we moved across the country. You will be glad you called them!"

- Jane Kamstra

"I had the pleasure to work with the Minchen Team on the purchase of my latest home. They did a great job with helping me throughout the entire process and was always very knowledgeable and super friendly! And once my offer was accepted the loan process went so smoothly that we were able to actually close earlier than expected. From the first phone call to the final email, he was always ready to answer my texts, emails or phone calls day or night and always seemed very eager to help. I would definitely recommend the Minchen Team to any of my friends and family. Thanks again!"

- Todd D. Ray

"Just wanted to say I appreciate your partnership."

- Amber

"You both were so amazing, genuine and helpful to ALL of CB today!!! The praise and positive comments are flowing in from the other Relocation Agents. All of the info you shared about how you succeed in winning Corporate Listings was above and beyond what anyone was expecting! One agent said she WILL stay with CB because of the example you set today for collaboration and sharing!

I cannot thank you enough for being a HUGE part of the panel today! The generosity you showed with your time and how you do business was thrilling to watch! I am forever grateful. You made me proud and I will be sure to let all Specialists and Managers know about the excellent work you did today. Thank you!!"

- Mia