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Buying a home is never easy. Buying a home as a first time buyer is overwhelming. Ryan was amazing every step of the way. His guidance , support and expertise really helped us navigate buying a home in the Bay Area. He goes above and beyond and always made himself available to answer any questions we had. Ryan came to us through a referral from a friend and I would 100% refer him to anyone looking to buy a home in the Bay Area. Thanks Ryan!!!

-Margaret J.

Kris K

My wife and I had an excellent experience closing on Bay Farm Island, Alameda with Ryan Dunn. We discovered Ryan during the year we spent scouting open houses, toward the end of his day representing a seller. He drove us around and showed us comps so we would know what to expect. A year later, having met many agents along the way, we chose Ryan because of his low-pressure bearing and openness.

We entered the market with a budget below the bottom of the market, expecting a long road with many, many bids. With Ryan’s help, we made three bids at our price and lost each of them. Then, unexpectedly, Ryan called us up with a rare and very time-sensitive opportunity to bid on a place that had fallen out of contract, if we could meet the prior bid.

We managed to buy the place slightly under the asking price and as the dust of moving in has settled, we’ve noticed more and more that it is precisely what we described to Ryan, and more, when we began our search. We chalk some of this to extraordinary luck, but a generous amount of gratitude to Ryan for helping us find and focus on what we needed and more than a few of our moon-shot wishes.

-Kris K.

We had an excellent experience with Ryan while searching and buying a home in Alameda. Ryan is very knowledgeable about every aspect of the home buying process and the market. Before working with Ryan, I was worried about having a pushy agent that just wanted to get us to buy any home. Ryan was very patient and helpful every step of the way. He really knows the market and how to navigate it.

-Olya Z.

Chao

Ryan was an exceptional representative and advocate for us as our buying agent. He showed us many properties and had a wealth of knowledge about the Alameda area, as well as being communicative with the selling agents and with us. We never waited more than a few hours for communication back and forth, and there were a couple times where he was able to show us a house within a couple hours of us asking. I can firmly say that we trusted him 100% during the offering and purchasing process and the transaction was incredibly smooth and successful. He was a fantastic advocate for our needs and wants, and held boundaries when necessary as a buying agent. I can't recommend him enough! Thank you!

-Jocelyn L.

Ryan L

It was a pleasure working with Ryan during this process. He always kept us informed and communicated efficiently. And as a personal touch, he was there for us during the loan signing.

-Ryan L.

Ryan is an exceptional agent. In a seller's market, I only placed 2 offers, each house having 5 offers. My experience in the house that I purchased was great, and fun (which is uncommon). I rate his negotiation skill with 5 stars because I was able to purchase the home on my offer, in a seller's market. He was always available to answer any question 7 days a week, from early in the morning to late at night. Ryan is a top notch, premier agent and his professional talent was proven when the transaction closed smoothly in 30 days. When I get into the housing market again, I will be definitely contacting Ryan.

-Nora Y.

Haven't been a seller in quite afew years. Working with Ryan felt comfortable, safe and very professional. He prepared us for the sale and made sure we understood the process and all documents. Any questions that we thought of were always answered in a timely manner. To date, the best realtor experience I've ever had. Thanks Ryan!

-Pamela G.

Ryan Dunn is knowledgeable and professional. He uses the latest technology for signing documents which made the selling process that much more efficient. He knows exactly when and how to communicate with other agents and title company staff. Ryan is consistent in communicating as the transaction progresses. He creates a detailed market analysis and can get you top dollar for your property. I highly recommend Ryan Dunn for buying or selling any property.

-Jonna B.

Ryan had originally helped us find a home over six years ago. When it was time for us to move, we contacted him and he demonstrated expertise in preparing, listing, and selling our home. We were able to trust him to have our best interest in mind all along the way, with his suggestions always proving to be well-informed and the best course of action. He has always been very honest and straightforward, always going the extra mile. We concluded the process with a very good feeling about everything.

-Steven K.

We had Ryan help us purchase our condo and several years later, help us sell our condo. He knows Alameda and the surrounding cities very well and knows exactly what to do to help you sell your condo and show it's full potential. He will also show you places quickly and work around your schedule. I highly recommend him to help you buy or sell a place and he will treat you like you are his only client and give you the attention you need. His hours are flexible and he is very professional, kind, and easy to work with. We are so thankful to have had his help and expertise!

-Binita K.

Ryan was very professional, prompt and knowledgeable about the sale of my duplex. Transaction went smoothly....would highly recommend him for your real estate transaction.

-James Y.

 

Jon L.

Ryan definitely knew the arena I was stepping into as a first time home buyer. As one of (if not THE) longest standing client of his for over 4 years, I'd finally found my ideal first home to purchase with Ryan faithfully by my side! He knew what would fly, what wouldn't, and steered me in the correct direction in order to turn my dream into reality. He really showed patience throughout the process and knew when it was time to execute quickly. I closed in less than a month amidst a crazy time in the market! Ryan is truly an expert at his craft; especially in the Northern CA market which he deserves a stand alone award for being an integral part of.

-Jon L.

We were very impressed by Ryan.  We were very comfortable with him and we felt confident with him in charge.   He quickly researched the area to give us some figures of what the house would probably sell for.  As soon as he saw the house, he knew how he wanted to present it best (even though the house was not maintained for twenty years).   He knew how to handle the sale with three diverse owners (with one living in a foreign country), and worked well communicating with the three different personalities.  He informed us beforehand of what would happen and kept us well informed during the process.  The house sold very quickly and at a much higher price than we ever dreamed of.  He made the whole process easy, stress and worry free.  

- Karen & Jim N. 

When I was thinking about selling my condo, I needed a trusted partner to work with every step of the way.  So, I turned to Ryan to guide me through the entire real estate selling process.  As Ryan and I were planning how to best maximize the sale of the property, Ryan's vast knowledge, expertise and experience helped me properly make the necessary upgrades to my condo before putting it on the market.   I put complete faith into Ryan, as he essentially selected all my upgrades, chose the contractors and was there at the property to ensure that all the upgrades and repairs were made timely and accurately.   The open house was a huge success and a week after, Ryan fielded multiple offers and counters leading to a successful sale, after only hitting the market for 9 days.  Ryan's communication from his responsive text messages and phone calls were extremely helpful to me as I didn't have as much time due to work obligations.   If you ever get the pleasure to work with Ryan, he is friendly, hardworking, honest and trustworthy.  In summary, I gave Ryan the keys to my condo and he drove it all the way to the finish line in less then 2 months.   I highly recommend Ryan in all your real estate endeavors.  

- Cory M. 

 

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Purchasing your first home has to be the most STRESSFUL experiences in your lifetime! I was introduced to Ryan Dunn through a mutual friend. We initially spoke over the phone and finally met in person at his office in Alameda. From first hand experience, I can tell you that Ryan is on your side and has your best interests in mind. During the buying process, we visited many properties before moving forward on a house I liked. I never felt pressured into doing something I was not comfortable with. With Ryan’s expertise, I was able to purchase a home in a highly competitive market. I highly recommend Ryan and Pacific Coast Real Estate Co. to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell a home. Thanks Ryan!

- Gary C.

We are very pleased to write about our January, 2015 sale of a single family home in Oakland. Ryan and Ron Dunn represented us as the sellers agents. We live in Los Angeles and needed a sales team we could trust to execute our wishes long distance. We met in person with Ron and Ryan about 3 times over about a 3-month period where we had to work together to vacate the resident, do quite a bit of cleaning and significant upgrading of the property. Ryan introduced us to a great team of professionals who added significant value to the house without significant cost to us. The Dunns worked with us on a very tight schedule of having to sell the house in the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ryan set up and staffed two open houses where we had close to 50 visitors culminating in a dozen offers. We happily chose the most solid offer that was as Ryan predicted 128% over asking. Escrow closed in less than 30 days during which Ryan worked out several “bumps in the road” with no negative consequences for us. We are happy to recommend the Dunns as extremely competent professionals who are thorough problem solvers and advocates.

- Cooke S.


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I can't say enough good things about Ryan. I am in the financial industry and was really looking for someone that was diligent, responsive, follows up in their word, and would give me the customer service my wife and I deserve. In my profession I always try to go above and beyond for my clients and I expect the same. Ryan did not disappoint and went above and beyond the call of duty. If looking to buy or sell in Alameda Ryan and pacific coast realty is the way to go. Ryan grew up, lives, and works in Alameda which shows his accountability to his craft. It is also very helpful that he is close by when you need him to accommodate you with the buying or selling of a property. I could go on and on, but just take my word, Ryan will treat you as if you are his only client. But with his work ethic and professionalism he is definitely at the top of his game.

- Daniel J.

Ryan made my experience of buying my first house a very pleasant one. From start to finish, the process couldn’t have went any smoother. Ryan is an excellent agent. His real estate knowledge, positive approach and thoroughness stood out for me. With all the deadlines looming he was always on top of everything and very informative. Early on I definitely knew Ryan was out for my best interest. I would like to thank Ryan and Ron for all of their hard work. They’re good people and made getting into my dream home a reality. I highly recommend them and Pacific Coast Real Estate Co. to anyone.

- Mickey J.

More than a year ago I wrote a note describing my very satisfied experience with Ryan as my selling agent. Now I write one with him as the buying agent for me. Short -- I continue very pleased and impressed with what Ryan delivered to and for me. He is fully willing to express his useful and studied opinion but does not attempt to sway toward a decision that is in his interest. Clearly my interests were what he focused on exclusively.

He is attentive to detail and analytical. He is patient with and knowledgeable about all phases of the buying process. He did not waste my time. Because of a snag with my initial lender, I had to re-start the loan cycle in the middle. Again, no issues arose and Ryan brought all of it together for me. At the end of the process Ryan had a short vacation planned and he left town. No worries -- he introduced me to his business associate (and father) Ron Dunn to handle things. Closing happened smoothly and timely. All of our interactions were pleasant and above all, he got me to the finish line on the purchase.

Thanks very much Ryan (and Ron)!

Matt H.

I was introduced to the Dunns through a mutual friend. After we met and talked I made my decision. This was a good match. We met at the property the next day and they answered all my questions. Ryan was on the mark with his suggestions. I was given options and I never noticed any stress.....Ryan was fantastic through out the process. Within 25 days of the open house escrow was closed and I was extremely happy with the results. The home was offered at 599,000 dollars and sold for 725,000. I would be glad to recommend Ron and Ryan to anyone who is thinking of selling their property. They are very professional and easy to work with. Listen to their suggestions, I'm happy I did.

- Daniel D.

Ryan, I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for helping us sell our home. Your knowledge, expertise, diligence and high level of communication made the whole process seamless. I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends that are in the market to buy or sell a home. Thanks again for all that you do!

- Ken W.

Just a few words of how my experience working with Pacific Coast Real Estate....Perfect transaction from beginning to end. The complete sale was a dream. A+  expert advice from both Ron and Ryan.  The property was in contract in less then 12 hours, closed in 10 days and sold over asking price! I would recommend others to contact Pacific Coast Real Estate for all of their real estate needs.

- Gary Y.

This testimonial/review of Ryan's services in the sale of my condo is a pleasure to write. Throughout the process of making the decision to sell (he identified my opportunity and helped plot a useful path), preparing for the sale (getting fix-it resources and such), listing the condo (market analysis and strategizing for success), and in negotiating the successful sale I became and remain impressed with his professionalism and effectiveness. Areas that I most appreciated include the analytical framework he develops and the common sense approach to remedying problems or potential problems. Net, he got the job done in an excellent manner, kept me well informed and was pleasantly professional. I would be pleased to personally recommend Ryan to other sellers.

- Matt H.

Thank you so very much for being an excellent Real Estate agent. Everything you did was perfect. From the time you listed the condo everything went smoothly.  The photography, the staging, the open house, the virtual tour on the computer, everything was amazing. Plus it sold so fast!

- Marguerite B.

1812-wood-street-testimonialWe were referred to Ryan in late 2010 and as of February 2012, we have completed 5 successful transactions, with one transaction additionally pending. We are small investors looking to grow our portfolio and Ryan has been instrumental in helping us do this. He has been a knowledgeable, tactful and savvy negotiator. He communicates quickly and clearly - and if we don't understand something, he is able to break it down for us. For one transaction, he handled the both ends of the transactions (us as a seller and the buyer); and he did so ethically and painlessly. We are extremely fortunate to be working with Ryan and we are looking forward to more successful transactions.

- Lynda M. & Salvador V.

As a first time home buyer things can be very daunting and scary.  Ryan was very patient in explaining every process and requirements needed to get our first home.  He was there to answer any of our questions and concerns.  If you are looking for a honest, patient, straight forward real estate agent that doesn't beat around the bush, then we would highly recommend Ryan as your agent.  We will definitely recommend Ryan to any of our friends and family for their real estate transactions.  We look forward to working with you in the future on any of our real estate endeavors. Thank you again for making our dream come true Ryan!! You are welcome anytime to our home!!

- Don V. & Angela L.

2373-reading-avenue-testimonial"Thanks for helping my family and I finding our first home.  As a first time homebuyer it's kind of scary.  You just don't know a lot of stuff about real estate and you really need someone to guide you along.  Having you as our guide, made our experience and transition from renter to homeowner as easy as can be. Also, with your flexibility and understanding of our asian traditions it made this experience even easier.  If we plan on looking for an upgrade in the future we'll definitely give you a call.  I will be referring all my friends and family to you.  It was great working with you.  See you at the house warming party."

- Kong C. and Family

lauseim-family-testimonial"Ryan helped our family with an Alameda home search that lasted over a year. We were first-time home buyers, and Ryan understood and respected our needs and budget. He had expert knowledge of the market we sought, and always made time to show us homes we were interested in. We encountered many challenges during our search for the “perfect” home, but Ryan was always patient and never tried to pressure us into a decision. He was professional and supportive throughout the entire process. With Ryan’s help we finally found and purchased a three-bedroom, two-bath home in the neighborhood we wanted. We strongly recommend Ryan to anyone buying or selling a home in the San Francisco Bay Area."

- Andrew L. and Family

kim-w-testimonial"Just wanted to thank you again for all your help with my home purchase and for everything  I really appreciate your advice and expertise."

- Kim W.

ray-elisa-testimonial"Thank you for the picture of you and Ray at our new home!  Mostly thanks for all your help and patience in finding our perfect home.  Your insight was very helpful, as well as were the contacts you were able to help us with.  You have our highest recommendations."

- Ray and Elisa R.

"Having worked with Ryan took so much stress out of buying my first place.  Ryan explained each transaction as it occured and kept me informed about what was taking place on the seller's side.  His knowledge of the current market was extremely helpful and enabled him to seal the deal.  Ryan is an excellent example of what professionalism should be in a real estate agent.  I would recommend Ryan and Pacific Coast Real Estate to anyone!"

- Lisa B.

"Hi Ryan, Just wanted to let you know my family and I want to thank you very much and appreciate all the hard work and effort you have done as our agent in successfully selling our house in such a short time at what we were targeting for; ESPECIALLY in light of today's particularly economically challenging period in this country's history.....You were successful in selling our house because not only did you exceed beyond what would expected of a Realtor's performance to his client, but also it was a direct result of your quality professional services in "doing all your homework" in advance; eg. your comparative market analysis, marketing proposal including using all possible sources, the right service ppopple required to get the job done and always keeping on top of the situation and more importantly always keeping us, your client informed and in the loop!....We would not hesitate to use your services again at Pacific Coast Real Estate Co. or to recommend your services to anyone in the future."

- Daniel Y. and Family

“Our Alameda townhome sold in less than a week! Ryan and Ron were a terrific  team to work with. They provided sound advice on preparing our property for sale. During escrow, they maintained open communication channels with the buyers and their agent. Both worked closely with me all the way through to the final signing of papers. Ron has extensive experience in the Alameda real estate market and Ryan provides great energy and responsiveness in getting things done."

- James J. & Suzanne S.