"Bottom line Adele, we enjoyed the experience of working with you and appreciate your putting up with our personalities and occasional sarcasm…. We will miss the Hallmark neighborhood, but plan to be back with friends often including this weekend where we are celebrating a major birthday for me at Vivace.Best wishes to you and we hope to see you again, but if not, please know that we are glad we chose the best realtor we knew to handle the sell of our house of 40 years. Cheers!"
~ John T.
"Adele Della Santina is a consummate real estate professional with a thorough knowledge of both the market, and the best interests of the buyer and seller. She did an exemplary job for us; selling the property within three days of listing for 25 percent over the asking price. Adele has excellent taste and is first-rate at staging.Her suggested renovations, which came in on time and within our budget, were instrumental in securing a premium price for the property. Her extensive network of skilled staff and subcontractors made the process of executing pre-listing improvements seamless. Finally, Adele has great people skills and is a pleasure to work with."
~ Dr.Michael R. and Vicki Hanley
"My family moved away before we sold our Belmont home. It was important for us to find someone who would help us with everything from staging and repairs to moving -- and still get us a great sale price. Adele made the process of selling our home easy. She took the time to bring in the right people to make valuable improvements without going overboard with pre-sale costs. We were under contract within 2 weeks and closed at 10% above listing.
~ Wes Finley
"Thank YOU! You were awesome and Craig and I are so grateful you were willing to step in and be our broker in what was dragging on with seemingly no end in sight. I don't think we'd be at the finish line now if you hadn't. Thank Lisa as well for her help. Maybe some time I will get to meet her!"
~ Louise Ober
"I have thought of you this past 6 months, hoping all is well in your life. You were such a blessing to us during a difficult time. Here's hoping you a wonderful holiday season."
~ Patty Crangle Bishop
"We would like to HIGHLY recommend Adele Della Santina to anyone looking to buy and/or sell real estate in the Bay Area. Adele has been our agent both for selling our properties and for buying properties, and having her as our agent has been a wonderful experience and our best decision each time.
Adele is a consummate professional, a superb realtor and also extremely knowledgeable about property values, marketing properties and preparing homes for sale. She knows which tradesmen to use if needed, and they are always very reasonable as well as competent and terrific. And, we found that Adele’s clients are given priority status because Adele is so wonderful to work with and so liked. We have needed these services frequently because we are now out-of-the-area owners of rental units. Adele rents the units for us, makes excellent suggestions on property improvements, and refers any needed tradesmen. She always goes far beyond what is required.
We watched Adele’s great success in listing homes for sale, how she marketed them and how she prepared them to show their best. After repeatedly hearing glowing reviews about her from neighbors and friends, we called her to sell our Belmont home years ago. She was terrific! She was calm, very organized, very prepared with market analysis, and totally focused on selling our home smoothly and for the highest value…all accomplished quickly.
During this process, agents repeatedly told us that they make a point to show Adele’s listings because she is so great to work with, and her listings are always so well prepared and her escrows were always so smooth. Adele’s network also extends to agents specializing in relocation clients. Adele reached out to one such agent for our listing, and that agent brought the client that bought our home, among the many multiple offers we received. Adele reviewed each offer thoroughly with us until we realized which one to accept.
From that first transaction with Adele, we continued to use her with every property we purchased or sold, except for a corporate relocation when we were required to use the company agent (what a disappointing experience after being spoiled by such a stellar agent like Adele) and once when we bought a distant piece of property directly from the builder. We have seen firsthand what a important positive difference having Adele as our agent has been, and there is no agent we would rather have representing us.
Although we have concentrated mostly on our own experiences listing properties with Adele, she has also been amazing at finding us new properties to buy. And her guidance in where to invest as well as what property to seriously consider has proved to be invaluable and so beneficial.
We strongly recommend Adele DellaSantina to anyone looking for an excellent realtor, whether for a listing, home purchase or investment property."
~ Elaine Giuffré & Ralph Giuffré, repeat client
"What hit me was the family letter from the buyer...as I read about how they looked at the house and yard, and their little girl playing in the back, I was suddenly taken back to a plethora of memories from my years there. For some reason, I felt in my heart and soul, their letter was genuinely heart felt and sincere. I didnt get that feeling from the other couples letter, so perhaps, it was God's way of answering my prayer for direction....amazing, His presence in our lives!
I know my Mom and Dad are looking down upon us in approval. The proceeds will enable to assure our care when it is needed. And our medical and living needs in between.... Somehow. God played out a perfect solution, so that my Mother and Father could could provide so much of themselves, their heritage and an answer to prayer for us. I am grateful that God also put you into the paths of our lives, for without your tenacity and expertise, we would not have been able to achieve this result. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
~ Belmont Heights Seller
"It was a pleasure working with you on the sale of my home in Belmont. I found you very thoughtful, caring and supportive. In addition, you are very detail oriented and in my absence, you handled every aspect of the project for which I am very grateful.
You provided great resources to accomplish the varied that resulted in a lovely home made even better. I will miss you and all the nice folks in Belmont Heights area, as well as the fabulous open space."
~ Lee, Belmont Heights Seller
"Adele made it so easy to sell our house and make the move. Her gentle nature, expert opinion and easygoing attitude made it all a breeze. We are so very thankful to her and her staff for making our loving Belmont home of 23 years absolutely amazing and ready for new owners."
~ Keith and Lisa Brown
"We Did It! Thank you so much for helping us with the sale of our home! You made it so easy from start to finish and were so positive and upbeat the whole way along. You are amazing!
We couldn't have had a better agent to help us. We are extremely happy with the outcome. We found a family we love to sell the house to and we received a lovely offer well over asking. You made this happen for us and we are so grateful."
~ Love, Melba & Virgil
"Well that was fast! Five days on market and a Sale Pending. Our sweet house also got voted Best of Show. Have I mentioned how great our real estate agent Adele Della Santina is? She made this happen all by herself. We just sat here in LA and stressed remotely. You simply can't be in better hands than hers. Thank you Adele!!"
~ Whitney Cicero
"I am a licensed Real Estate Broker and I have known Adele Della-Santina for 22-years… I met her when we purchased our home at 2743 Wemberly Drive, Belmont.... I listed my home with her last month and received and offer over list price with her very first showing.
Adele’s experience and expertise was apparent with her staging, maketing and real time knowledge of the current market conditions.... I would not hesitate recommending her as an outstanding Realtor who understands and cares for her clients’ needs."
~ Vince Verderame
"Adele has assisted us in evaluating investment opportunities and negotiating the local factors which impact packaging for a given project. Her advice has been invaluable, and directly impacted the profitability of a number of deals."
~ Brian Korn, client since 1999
“We first met Adele when we moved to Belmont in 1994 when she represented the seller of the house we bought. From our first contact we instantly were impressed with her open, knowledgeable, and practical approach. I think dealing with her was as comforting and positive as it can get with a seller's agent.
As most people who lived in Belmont when we did, we could not fail to read and hear about Adele. She was very active in Belmont's local politics having served as mayor and in other positions within the city council. Adele also was very attuned with Belmont's real estate market though her continuous activity as an agent.
A few years after living in Belmont, when unfortunately one of our favorite neighbors decided to sell his house, they chose Adele and shared with us how skillfully she led them in preparing their house and masterfully conducted the negotiations with potential buyers and finally landed them with an offer much higher than expected.
So it was no surprise when we asked Adele to work for us when, a couple of years later, we decided to rent our house because we were moving to Europe. Our expectations were greatly surpassed by her performance. Our house was rented within a couple of weeks after we left and with a high-end rent to boot. The people to whom Adele picked to rent our house were reliable and responsible. Whenever the inevitable problems with renting a property arose, such as a leak from a burst pipe, or replacing an appliance to make the renter happy, Adele was always there for us to give us the best advice to maximize our investment. For example, Adele picked an inexpensive and expert gardener to upkeep the front and back yards, sent us digital photos of our property, sent us summary of rental expenses we could use for tax filing, advised us to buy roses for the renters when one of them was diagnosed with cancer. We don't regret following any of the advice she gave us. Besides, it was great how responsive Adele was to any of our concerns. She made us feel like we had a relative taking care of our property, only better because of her thorough knowledge of the Belmont real estate market.
Later, when we decided to sell, we asked Adele to represent us and again she surpassed all expectations. She helped us sell to the highest bidder working smoothly and cunningly both on optimally preparing the house, attracting buyers, and facilitating the transaction.
We highly recommend any Adele's real estate services. Adele is by far the most capable and pleasant real estate professional we have dealt with."
~ Peter and Joyce Barbarich
"We interviewed three seasoned Realtors with long experience selling properties in Belmont...By a wide margin Adele was the most courteous and responsive, as well as assertive regarding selling price. Adele continually provided guidance and ideas to improve the selling process. The entire transaction proceeded flawlessly. We would not hesitate recommending Adele for any real estate business in the Belmont area."
~ June & Norman Parris
“Adele Della Santina recently sold our house, and we were thrilled with her high competence of the entire process. Her enthusiasm never waned, from the first day on the market until the sale of our house. She was excellent at following up with agents, and relaying the information to us in a timely manner. She also received feedback from agents and viewers which ultimately helped with the sale of our house. It was obvious that she has a great reputation with other realtors.
Thanks to Adele’s connections, our house was very well staged (both inside and outside) and we got many complements on how wonderful our house looked.
We ended up with multiple offers, even in a slowing market. Her knowledge really showed during the negotiation process when she helped the other agents structure the deal to fit our needs. We all walked away happy feeling like winners!”
~ Ashley and Chael Banks
“I interviewed Adele and three other Realtors to sell my in-laws’ home in Burlingame. I set my price, and the other three felt it was too high by $100K. Adele felt my price was doable with proper staging, which she arranged. The house sold for full asking price during the first open house. What better endorsement: full asking price and quick sale!”
~ Joe Brennan
“Adele Della-Santina has represented us numerous times, both as our listing agent and as our purchasing agent. She is the consummate Realtor...always professional, extremely knowledgeable about current market conditions and a GREAT negotiator and property marketer. Her honesty and integrity, coupled with her tremendous skills, have made each of our real estate transactions with her smooth and successful.
Her negotiating style and technique leaves both buyer and seller in a "win-win" situation...a real rarity! We highly recommend Adele to anyone seeking the best in Real Estate representation!"
~ Ralph and Elaine Giuffre