Client Success Stories

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Rich has been a trusted advisor and broker for almost 20 years and many properties. Rich is deeply knowledgeable about the mid Peninsula real estate market. He is a long standing participant is the real estate community and has excellent personal and negotiating skills…he’s a very good guy.

Home Sellers: Marc & Anita Abramowitz, Atherton

We worked with Nick to sell our unique Menlo Park home—his marketing strategy was not just about exposure, it was about communicating what made our home different in a way that generated more offers — this combined with his recommended timing and negotiation skills helped us net the highest price at the time for a home in our neighborhood. Great experience—we recommend Nick to anyone ready to market and sell their home.

Home Seller: Dave Gross, Menlo Park

We greatly appreciate your partnership on the sale of our house, David. Your attention to detail, diligence, thoughtfulness and expertise was essential to both our sanity and to oursuccess. Thank you for going above and beyond.

Home Sellers: Joseph & Juliette Perfettini, Menlo Park

We had just arrived in Disneyland for a long planned family vacation when I got a call from Rich Bassin. He had been meeting with prospective buyers for a house we were building to sell, and they wanted to make an offer.  Because of Rich’s relationship with the buyer’s agent and his knowledge of the market, he was able to negotiate the sale of this home long before it was completed at a price and terms that made our vacation at the ‘happiest place on earth’ even happier.  This is typical of the kind of service Rich has provided us during the more than 10 years he’s been our agent.  He has guided us through the purchase and sale of multiple properties and has been an essential member of our team.  His familiarity with the Atherton market and the real estate community here has been a huge asset to us, and I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best agent to represent their interests.

Home Sellers: Jeff & Katherine Wise, Atherton

Nick is a great real estate professional. We have sold a home and bought two homes with him, always going back due to not only his ability to be honest about where the market is, but his negotiation skills as well.We stay in touch with him regularly and rarely make a decision about what to do with our home (remodel impacts, contractors, etc…) without first reaching out for his opinion. As a busy executive, I have great comfort in his opinion, knowing I can trust it and just run with his recommendations. We recommend him to all our colleagues when they hint of getting a new home or moving the bay area.

Home Buyer & Seller: John Trobough, Menlo Park

Nick represented us when we sold our house in Palo Alto. He was a consummate professional every step of the way and an absolute pleasure to work with. We were based in NYC during the entire process and Nick calmly and meticulously took care of every detail. He provided invaluable market insights and executed on an incredibly efficient and effective marketing plan. In summary, Nick did an exceptional job and I recommend him highly.

Home Seller: Amy Richards, Palo Alto

Thank you David for helping us find our home in Los Altos! We are very grateful for your help.  We couldn’t recommend David more highly for any and all real estate needs on the Peninsula. He is an outstanding agent who will consistently look out for his clients best interests.

Home Buyers: Dr. Sam & Beth Most, Los Altos

Nick and his team listed and sold our property in Redwood City’s Edgewood Park—he has in depth knowledge of the area’s residential market and neighborhoods. Nick has great broker relationships, so he knows both what is on the market, what is likely to come to market, and has all the details on comparable transactions. Because of this, Nick was able to position and price our property accurately to achieve a successful and profitable outcome. In addition to being very experienced and professional, Nick is a joy to work with.

Home Sellers: Michael & Manuela Mischke-Reeds, Redwood City

I highly recommend Nick. He expertly managed the entire process. He was responsive and detailed oriented. His calm, professional demeanor helped us to handle the pressure of buying and selling our house…

Home Sellers and Buyers: Bob & Katrien Burlinson, Menlo Park

We decided to move from Noe Valley down to Palo Alto and selected Nick Granoski as our realtor after interviewing several people at different firms. We noticed a “coming soon” sign in front of a home in Downtown Palo Alto and contacted Nick about the property. In spite of having a vacation scheduled to start the next day, Nick jumped into action.
The house wasn’t on the MLS yet, but Nick tracked down the sellers and got us in for a private showing. The listing agent was trying to pick up both sides of the deal, and was not being very cooperative. Ignoring his objections, Nick moved forward and helped us understand the history of the property, relevant comps and put forward a strong offer at a reasonable price. Over the next few days while Nick was supposed to be on vacation, there was a flurry of offers, counteroffers and negotiation.
In working with Nick, the things that stood out for us were:

  • Excellent understanding of the true market value of a property and what it would
    end up selling for.
  •  Strong negotiating skills and a sense of where we could push and where we couldn’t.
  • Respect for what we were willing to pay for a particular property and care not to
    push beyond that.
  • Cheerful sacrifice of his vacation to negotiate the deal on our house.

We’ve already recommended Nick to some friends who are relocating from Boston and
will continue to send people his way in the future. He did an outstanding job for us and
we feel fortunate to have worked with him.

Home Buyers: Steve Chanin & Jessie Dotson, Palo Alto

In an industry which can be varied in the service provided, Nick stands out as an example of a residential real estate expert who provides true value and no-excuses results to his client-base. Nick’s business, marketing and contract skills as well as extensive knowledge of local markets helped us sell our home while purchasing a new residence with great results. I highly recommend him to any serious buyer or seller.

Home Seller: Brendan Castle