A few months ago, I ended up in the position of being an estate administrator for a relative who had passed away. My relative’s son was no longer safe to live in the house alone, and so we needed to relocate him to safety, as well as navigate cleaning up a house that was nearly 100 years old and had a myriad of issues and selling it from several hundreds of miles away.

When we arrived at the house, we needed an emergency plumber. Dino found one within the hour—on a Sunday morning—and we were able to take care of the problem. When he walked into the garage, he smelled gas and called PGE, who came out immediately and ripped off the gas meter. Dino handled all the logistics of arriving in a very messy situation with compassion and a sense of humor. If he had not found the gas leak, it may have been a very different outcome for my beloved family as well as the entire neighborhood.

Throughout the process of selling the house, Dino was a good communicator, checking in about my relative as well as keeping me informed about the plan to sell the house for its potential, not its current state of disrepair. He hired a junk hauling company, a cleaning service, and a yard maintenance crew, communicated with the attorney for the estate, and eventually got us thirty thousand more for the sale of the house over our original asking price. Dino understood that the proceeds would go to support someone’s long-term care and he worked hard to give my relative the best situation possible. At the end of the sale, he even made a donation to my relative’s high school as a way to honor the community where my family lived for nearly 100 years. I would definitely recommend working with Dino, especially if you find yourself in a stressful sale situation like I did. He understands the logistics of estate sales and can guide you through the process in a way that will maximize benefits to the heirs (and also keep yoursanity!).”