I highly recommend Dino Virella as a real estate agent! Dino recently helped me sell my Pacific Heights condo in San Francisco. Once we met and agreed to do business together, he assessed my property and provided a list of improvements he thought were important in order to sell for the highest possible gain. Dino goes above and beyond the typical responsibilities of the real estate agent.
My condo needed the hardwood floors refurbished, bathroom refreshed, entire interior painted, garden work, new lighting installed, new kitchen appliances purchased and installed and about a million other odds and ends. Dino coordinated and then managed multiple general contractors and vendors; taking quality and cost into consideration before hiring the best team. After buying and selling properties over the last 10 years, I can tell you that most agents do not provide this level of service. This was a significant selling point for me, as I didn’t have time to manage contractors and vendors let alone comparison shop for the lowest quote. He worked with a stager and my neighbors to ensure that the condo went to the market in 4 weeks as planned.
Dino held numerous open houses, kicked off by a champagne reception that was attended by 120 people! Nearly 500 people attended events and open houses at my condo in a 2.5-week period prior to the offering date. I received 5 (yes, 5!) highly qualified offers, all far above my asking price! His ability to negotiate, utilize his relationships from prior experience and generally be the ‘go-to’ agent ensured that I had a fantastic offer far above my expectations. Additionally, he ensured that there was a solid, similarly qualified back up offer, in case something cancelled the first signed offer. We closed escrow within 8 weeks from start of project to sold. I am absolutely positive that it was Dino’s total engagement in all aspects of marketing my condo that brought me the maximum sale price. Simply put, Dino rocks!