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Bob is an exceptional realtor

He spent the extra time listening to me and knew exactly what I was looking for. Right before finalizing the deal, I had one issue I was concerned about. I discussed it with him, and almost changed my mind. Bob went the extra mile, found a solution, resolved my concerns, and got back to me the next day. Not many realtor’s I have worked with in the past made such efforts.

Bob is like an old friend of mine. I have to confess that I do check in with him from time to time to hear how he is, get his perspective on how the market is currently doing, and when the right time is to strike my next move. I would highly recommend Bob, and also intend be a return client of his.”

, Cupertino

My wife and I were searching for a home in San Carlos

Bob showed us a home which he thought was perfect for us.  We agreed.  Unfortunately, so did other prospective buyers.  Bob skillfully drafted an offer and made a well prepared, persuasive presentation to the sellers and their realtor.  His professionalism and background as an attorney undoubtedly helped us get the house we wanted amid other competing bidders.  I would recommend Bob Bredel to my friends and family without hesitation.

, San Carlos

Bob Bredel is the perfect combination of professionalism and understanding in the stressful undertaking of selling or buying a home in the Bay Area

His resourcefulness in staging my mother’s home and his suggestions of necessary improvements to enhance the attractiveness of the home were invaluable.  His background as an attorney, his friendly and calm presence make him unique amongst realtors!

, Belmont

I would like to recommend Bob Bredel to you for your Real Estate needs

Bob represented and assisted my family in the recent sale of our home in Foster City during February/March 2007, and we are totally and completely satisfied.

Bob went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that all the right things were done, and the result was that the sale was fast and even above the asking price. He kept in touch very well during the process.  In addition, Bob is a very personable and professional person that we enjoyed working with in every way. Our situation involved a Trust, and Bob knew exactly how to handle the specific requirements.

We would certainly use Bob again, and I’m sure that if you engage Bob you will also be very happy with his services. Bob has my contact information, if you would like you may email me directly with any questions.

, Foster City

“Bob is the most conscientious, thorough and knowledgeable real estate agent I have ever met

He did all of the work for us- he weeded through listings and only talked to us about houses that truly met our needs.  And when it came to crunch time, Bob packaged our offer so well that we ended up getting chosen over two higher bids.  I can’t recommend Bob highly enough.  A rare broker and a wonderful person.”

, Palo Alto, Stanford Hospital

We had an excellent experience with Bob Bredel as our real estate agent

We recommend him to everyone we know who is entering the local housing market and we would absolutely work with him again. We have bought and sold several homes in the past and our experience with Bob exceeded our high expectations. He guided us through the specific quirks of the Peninsula real estate market with candor and humor. His understanding of the real estate market from the legal, business, and personal perspectives is impressive (Bob is so knowledgeable that we found him to be an invaluable resource even after we moved into our new home).

From our viewpoint as buyers, our transaction seemed almost effortless because Bob is so professional, organized, prompt and responsive. He gave us wise, clear and strategic advice which helped us get a great home at a fair price in a very competitive real estate market. We also felt confident in our transaction because of Bob’s background as a real estate attorney. On top of his expertise, Bob treated us as his clients with great consideration and helped us keep our sense of humor throughout the process. We recommend Bob without reservation.

, San Carlos

We were referred to Bob Bredel by a friend who had been impressed with Bob's real estate blog

We interviewed Bob and another prominent agent. We selected Bob based on his specific, local knowledge and the potential for access to pre-market properties. working with Bob was enjoyable. He was very accessible for seeing houses, and he quickly zeroed in on our preferences.

There weren’t many houses on the market, but Bob helped us get a quick understanding of the market. He even delivered on his promise and showed two houses that were not yet on the market. We decided to place an offer on the second house. Bob competently guided us through the negotiation and closing process. We are very happy with our home and extremely satisfied with Bob’s service.

, San Carlos

As the previous reviews have stated, Bob is an amazing agent

He always made us feel as though we were his only clients and he put our interests first. We bought and sold houses with him in a short and competitive timeframe and we couldn’t have been more impressed with his knowledge of the real estate market and his strong negotiating skills. Bottom line….Bob gets the job done.

, San Carlos

If you are considering buying or selling your home in San Carlos, look no further then Bob Bredel

Bob has his finger on the pulse of San Carlos like no other agent practicing real estate in the area. Bob is originally from the San Carlos area and has an intimate knowledge regarding the different San Carlos neighborhoods and can point you in the right direction depending on what type of home and neighborhood you are looking for.

Bob even produces a blog that provides a wonderful overview of the community and real estate topics. Bob helped us purchase our 2nd home in San Carlos in the summer of 2008. Bob helped us navigate any pitfalls with the purchase of this home and thoroughly represented our needs.

He is a knowledgeable agent and understands the concerns of his customers. He takes time to understand your needs in your next home and works diligently to find the “right house” for you.

In a competitive market, you want Bob on your side to help your purchase your dream home in the “town of good living”.

, San Carlos

My wife and I were looking for a home in San Carlos

Bob was referred to us by a good friend. He was known to us as one of the top producers in the area, and we interviewed several local agents before going with Bob. Bob’s reputation, coupled with his knowledge of the local real estate market, led us to retain his services. Bob proved a competent, aggressive and responsive agent.

We had targeted a home before hiring Bob. He felt the home was over-priced, and helped us negotiate a winning bid against 2 competing offers that was substantially below asking price. Bob even made a unilateral, and very generous, gesture with his sales commission in light of the circumstances surrounding this known property acquisition.

I doubt you will find a real estate agent on the peninsula with Bob’s skill, abilities and, most importantly, sense of fair dealing. The closing process went very smoothly, Bob was exceedingly patient and always available to assist with questions or concerns.

His experience as a licensed attorney also added a degree of confidence when navigating the various legal documents involved in the purchase.

I would recommend Bob to my friends and family. He is a smart, confident and honest real estate agent.

, San Carlos

Working with Bob was the best decision my wife and I made moving to San Carlos from out of state

He came highly recommended from a colleague and lived up to the billing! He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, individual communities, schools, nightlife, etc. He was very responsive, understood our specific needs, and consistently updated us with options to pursue. His knowledge of the buying process enabled us to effectively negotiate our purchase as well.

I would highly recommend anyone looking to buy in the area to work with Bob!

, San Carlos

I was very impressed with Bob's knowledge of San Carlos

With regards to new listings, valuations, school systems, development activities, etc. He was quick to assess what my needs were, and only notified me of properties he felt I’d be interested in. His response time on phone and email queries was never more than a few minutes, and was always available to show properties with little advanced notice.

Unlike other agents I’ve dealt with, Bob was straightforward and unassuming. He’s very knowledgeable, more than happy to educate, and communicates well (for example, he did a great job explaining what would be involved in an estate sale). During the negotiation phase, he presented the facts along with his candid assessment.

, San Carlos

My husband and I recently sold our old house in San Carlos and bought a new one in San Mateo

We worked with Bob Bredel from Sotheby’s on both sides of the deal and would recommend him HIGHLY.  While he’s known as a San Carlos Real Estate Specialist (and he is! – check out his blog at, he knows the entire Peninsula very well and was knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we were considering in San Mateo as well.

Bob is professional, kind, patient, savvy, a shrewd negotiator (he practiced as an attorney prior to real estate), practical, clever, thoughtful and a family man who will be very understanding of your life (I was 8+ months pregnant with #2 when we did these transactions with him)!  He’s well respected by his fellow Realtors on the Peninsula, which helps a ton both in searching for off-market houses and during negotiations.  I really can’t say enough good things about him.

There’s no better Realtor on the Peninsula.  Bob is awesome!

, San Carlos

Bob is the best

We approached him after hearing many wonderful recommendations in the San Carlos Mothers Club, and they are all true and more.

Within 30 days of just talking to him on the phone, we moved into our new house, which answers all our desires.

Bob is dedicated, responsive, and patient to our very detailed and thorough extensive questions.
He goes way beyond a regular realtor and made this whole experience very pleasant.

Thank you Bob !

, San Carlos

We love Bob!

He helped us purchase a house and dealt with all my questions and emotions during the process (on top of buying a house, I was pregnant… ).  He’s a great communicator, uses technology well (text and email) and got us our house in a very competitive process.  Would not hesitate to recommend him for the San Carlos neighborhoods and he’s been very helpful since then with recommendations for plumbers, handymen, etc.

, San Carlos

Having owned 7 different homes, I have come to realize through direct experience that the realtor you use for the buy or sell side is critically important.

Part of the reason for this is that buying and selling a home is a daunting project and experience.  Another part is that the reputation, respect and trust held by your realtor is extremely important.  The realtor on the other side of the transaction (as well as the buyer or seller) needs to feel comfortable and trusting in your realtor.

Quite simply, Bob Bredel is the best, most professional, and most skillful realtor I have ever worked with.  My wife and I were quite impressed with him from the onset.  It helped that Bob is an attorney, formerly with a large and prestigious law firm.  He understands the transaction from multiple dimensions. However, the real proof is in the results.  He created the strategy, approach and presentation which helped us win in a 7 bid situation for the home of our dreams.  The home was in a very sought after area, and there was an outpouring of interest and multiple all cash offers.  We didn’t have all cash or even the highest offer.  We had something better, Bob Bredel on our side.

, San Carlos