I had known Holly for many years before selecting her as our realtor and so I knew I was in for a great experience. And yet, she still managed to somehow exceed my expectations! Holly was tasked with selling my mom’s home in Novato and expertly navigated every phase of the process. From her insightful renovation recommendations to her extensive list of vendors, Holly Welch is an absolute real estate pro! Thoroughly delightful to work with in every way, Holly has my highest recommendation.
While this is a review for one property purchase, it should be noted that I've now purchased 5 properties with Holly's help. During that time I've learned a lot from Her. With each purchase, Holly's proven to be exceptionally capable. She is well-versed in every aspect of a transaction. She is very adept at finding properties that meet my needs and upon finding one that I want, extremely good at combing through the disclosures surrounding the property and pointing out any factor which might have a future impact on my ownership of it. This caused me to reject several properties that I thought I wanted. In other words, instead of settling for a quick sale, Holly made sure that I was getting a property that made sense for me. To accomplish this, Holly tirelessly toured many properties with me. After each tour, we discussed the pros and cons of each place. Then, once we found a property that I wanted, Holly excelled at the negotiation process. She has a great feel for the seller's mindset and how the market is trending. As a result, I recently was able to buy two very nice properties for below the asking price. It is very apparent that Holly really enjoys her work, which is, of course why she's so good at it. After my last purchase, which involved multiple tours throughout Marin, then lots of back and forth with the seller's realtor before my offer was accepted, she smiled at me and said "that was really fun!"
Holly was great to work with. She was exceedingly professional and detailed. She helped arrange all the inspections in advance to further assist with the sales process. At our initial meeting, the market was hot and Holly gave us an estimated sales price. Two months later, the market continued to move and she updated her price point, and recommended an initial list price and a strategy for several market conditions. Holly helped us respond to our most serious buyer and negotiate a very favorable piece, rent back, etc.
Super pleased with the entire process!
Holly was the best to work with! She helped us both find a new home and sell an existing home in Marin. She is a true professional...and she's fun, energetic, and always has a smile on her face. We can't say enough good things about Holly.
We loved working with Holly to find and purchase our new home. Holly was professional and personable and made us feel at ease as we navigated a competitive and unfamiliar housing market from out of town. Holly was extremely knowledgeable about the available listings in the area and was always honest when we inquired about a particular property. Holly drove to a property of interest and gave us a personal virtual tour. She walked from room to room and made us feel like we were standing there with her. Holly truly appreciates and values the process of home buying and was patient and encouraging every step of the way. When we made an offer on a property, Holly walked us through the process and gave us realistic guidance and expectations. We enthusiastically recommend Holly as a residential real estate expert for the Marin market. We are so excited about our new home- thank you Holly!
Holly is one of the most detail-oriented and thorough people I've ever met, which was a tremendous asset to us in handling all the details of our purchase. She is a proactive communicator and really listened to us to find the right fit. She reduced the stress of finding and buying a house for us! She's outstanding, we would recommend her to anyone and will certainly use her again!
Holly Welch is an outstanding professional. She understands the market, is tireless, timely and responsive. She has a strong network of other professionals to get a house staged and to market. She is an excellent communicator, always available and an absolute pleasure to work with. We had a complicated sale, and she never lost her enthusiasm. We always felt like her most important client, and look forward to working with her again on another transaction!
As first time home buyers looking in a competitive market, we were skeptical that we'd find the right home within a reasonable time frame. Additionally, we weren't confident we'd find a realtor that understood our needs while also providing extra mentoring during the process. However, from our initial meeting with Holly, we immediately felt that she listened to our needs and gave authentic advice and guidance. She made us feel at ease because she was extremely responsive with her communications and knowledgable in our housing market. Holly really helped us breeze through the purchase and escrow process, ultimately leaving us extremely satisfied, confident, and now comfy in our family's new home!
Once we decided to move forward purchasing a home in Marin, we met with a few agents in the area, but once meeting Holly Welch in person we instantly knew she was a great match to work with. Holly actively listened to our needs and quickly targeted properties that were aligned with our interests, and frankly, she helped us determine what our main interests were. We were traveling a long distance to any showings, and she was extremely respectful of our time restraints, especially since we had a toddler in tow. She continued to add extensive value by explaining the features and downsides of each home and giving input on the bidding process if we wanted to proceed. Then, as you would expect from a long time a Marin resident, her deep connections with the community uncovered an off-market home we loved. She helped us act quickly and responsibility during the entire purchase and negotiation process. Holly is very diligent and checked in with us every step of the way. Not only did she make the home buying experience enjoyable and put us at ease, but we are excited to have met someone we hope to stay in contact with in the future. I would highly recommend Holly for anyone who is looking for a home in Marin.
We can not say enough fantastic things about Holly. Before we began seeing homes: Every moment with her was time well spent. When we first started working with her she spent more than an hour teaching us about the purchase process in CA so we started the process knowledgeable. She took the time to listen to what we were looking for. I have never worked with anyone more responsive. We texted and chatted nearly daily. She made us feel like we were her only priority and we know she is a sought after agent… I don’t know how she does it! While we were looking: Holly always brought us to homes that checked all our boxes. Her knowledge of the area and the market allowed us to see a lot houses before they hit the market. When one of the homes we loved had a slope she had a structural engineer there the next day to make sure it wasn’t something huge to address. She helped us find our dream home in record time but still made sure we saw enough homes to feel like we knew what was out there and were making the best decision. During negotiation: She worked her magic to help us understand if there were other offers and walked us through our offer… which was accepted! Her recommendation for a mortgage broker was also perfect, we were able to lock in our rate hours before the fed raises it! After closing: Holly’s help didn’t end when we owned the house. She shared names of service providers that she recommended and all have been great. In conclusion, you truly cannot go wrong with Holly, she is a lovely person and just a fantastic real estate agent!