Kuispis - Sold SFH Mountain View "I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better Realtor."
We used Lynne MacFarlane to sell our home this month and she was outstanding.
Our neighbor's home sold rapidly and for way above the asking price. We met Lynne and found she would be the best choice based on the investment they make into selling property (time and effort, not necessarily financially) and how they promote their listings. Lynne stood out as the best that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer: their organic rankings are excellent (meaning people find listings on his site easily), their social media presence was strong, and we could tell they put a lot of work into their listings.
We spoke with Lynne and then met with her at our home. She spent hours answering our questions, providing objective data regarding how many homes they sell, how briefly their listings stay on the market, and providing tons of info on comps in the area. We were concerned that our home listing would convey to prospective buyers the proximity to downtown shops, restaurants, hiking trail, and Transit Center. Lynne made the process incredibly easy and took extra steps many other Realtors don't (but should), like having a pro come to do staging, having professional photographs taken, and a lot more.
When we saw our listing we were blown away. His hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off - our listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition. The first three buyers all put in offers!
Our house went under contract 3 days after we put it on the market at $325,000 over asking price! We accepted and Lynne's Team walked us through every step of the closing process. It couldn't have been a more pleasant experience.
I've recommended Lynne to everyone I know. She's a true professional and a genuinely nice woman.
I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better Realtor.
Hod D - Highly Recommend (Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Aptos)
Lynne represented us during a purchase in the Aptos area. We lost an offer with another realtor but found Lynne at a local open house; she was tenacious with our search, keeping in mind our requirements. She did an excellent job on a somewhat challenging negotiation all the way through close. Lynne has continued her support post-close with help finding contractors and is a wealth of information about the local area. I would highly recommend her.
Trevor C - 5 Stars - Bought a Condo San Jose (Off-Market)
I work in tech and as a tech professional where I am used to people working long hours to get the job done, I'm happy to find Lynne who carries the same type of work ethic. My work schedule really limited the times which I could find a home, but Lynne was very flexible to work around my schedule. She doesn't limit herself to normal working hours and was available to answer my questions from early morning to late at night. She would also hustle a lot to get me a home. This includes creating relationships with the seller, getting information from the sellers and doing other things to increase my chances getting my offer accepted without spending more money.
Going in, I did not know much about the home buying process and as such, I needed a lot of time and education before deciding on a place. Lynne was patient throughout the process as I got to thoroughly explore different options for strategies for getting a home. During this past year, it was a highly competitive market and despite the fact that I was stingy on my offers and would change my mind on some places, Lynne didn't get discouraged and kept on working until we found a good deal. When we eventually found that deal, she created a good relationship with the seller and we were able to win the deal.
Mary Presutti - 5 Stars (Sold SFH in Los Gatos)
I could not have asked for a more talented agent to represent me in the sale of my house. Lynne went beyond ALL expectations of what a "normal" agent has done in the past for home sales for me. Her use of technology for digital marketing using videos and interviews, with the contractor, local businesses, etc. was outstanding. I could not have done it without her, as I was residing in another state. She assisted with all aspects of the preparation and sale. Scheduling all contractors, property inspections while video conferencing me reassured me as her communication was very clear and kept me in the loop during the sales process. She even presented a list of backup offers which kept me at ease. This was all during a pandemic and the fires! If you want a smooth sale Lynne is your agent as I have tried “top agents” in the past, Lynne is compassionate and a strong advocate that you will not be disappointed.
Larry Webb - 5 Stars
Lynne MacFarlane is the consummate real estate agent. Professionalism, integrity and dedication define her. She is a very savvy businesswoman that truly cares about her clients. We have collaborated on numerous real estate transactions and I have personally witnessed Lynne's acute business acumen and negotiation skills. Armed with a Master of Communication/Digital Media & Marketing degree, she excels in all facets of real estate video, social media and digital marketing. From the Silicon Valley to Monterey, if you are buying, selling or investing, call Lynne to discuss your options. I highly recommend her customer-centric services!
Steven Selverston - 5 Stars (Bought SFH in San Jose)
Lynne is a knowledgeable, hard-working, kind and fast-responding realtor that worked with us for months until we finally found our new home. She helped us every step of the way and guided us through the process even though it was all new to us. We would highly recommend her.
Devin Malcolm, Engineer - 5 Stars
I was very impressed by Lynne's energy, and her motivation to help. She went over an above all expectations and helped me through a rather difficult process. I highly recommend Lynne.
Tamra Cihla, KP Capital Projects Project Manager - 5 Stars
Lynne’s creative and engaged approach are an asset to anything she takes on. I’ve known her for over two decades and her heart for helping others just continues to grow.
Sandra Renfro - 5 Stars
Lynne has integrity and works hard for her clients. Honesty and compassion are words that best describe Lynne as well as diligent as she takes meticulous care of her clients.
Marian McDonald - 5 Stars
Searching for a home is very personal and sometimes stressful, and a constructive, trustworthy realtor like Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane greatly eases the process. We've sincerely appreciated her support and encouragement.
SOLD - 5 Star Review SFH Santa Cruz Co.
" Without Lynne, I would not be closing on this house. She helped me through every step of the process, from finding the right home, through putting me in touch with a great loan agent, to finding people who can do the necessary work to make it move-in ready after close. I will be forever grateful for how hard she worked to make this happen."