Justus D - August 2022
Recently, a close friend was struggling with negotiating the sale of their property. Their need for privacy, off-the-market anonymity, very-limited social interaction, and the need to carefully listen to a host of other complex considerations were paramount to the health and well-being of my friend. Patricia, you were the best! We needed a Team that would carefully craft a strategy to mitigate the complexities of such a sale in a highly volatile and economically shifting climate. One that could potentially result in hundred-of-thousands of dollars in losses in listing the property. We needed the right buyer, the right timing, and the right team to facilitate the transaction. This situation was not for the typical Realtor. A close friend, Catherine Vukosa recommended Patricia Kelner and David Lindsay of Coldwell Banker to manage the sale of the Silicon Valley property. Patricia’s care and kindness to my friend, in daunting situations, were beyond the pale. And David’s support was necessary for a cohesive and successful conclusion. Thank you. Your business acumen simply exceeded any expectations.
Lenore Hibbert - January 2021
David and Patricia deliver truly remarkable service. They are knowledgeable, professional and well respected in the industry by other agents.
They helped our family sell our primary residence after we relocated out of state.
Fred H - January 2021
I have had the pleasure of knowing David and Patricia as true professionals with the highest attention to detail. They helped us with selling our home in San Jose including managing the home as a rental prior to the sale.
They made recommendations for repairs and enhancements in order to achieve the highest sale price and the most secure transaction. We were kept informed every step of the way with photos and repair progress. This was very important as we live in another state. Their marketing and negotiating are at the highest level.
Recently we contacted them to help us purchase a first home for one of our children. They took the time to explain the process and search various areas to help us select the home. Again their negotiating and attention to detail made all the difference in a very competitive market.
Our family whole heartily recommend them!
Rachelharbour - January 2021
My husband and I met David by chance while attending an open house he was hosting. We had recently relocated to San Jose from the Boston area and were still only casually looking for an agent to help us buy a home in the area. After chatting with David for a few minutes, we knew we had found our agent. David impressed us not only with his deep knowledge of the area and the local real estate market, but also with his straightforward, patient approach and sense of humor. We may have tested that patience as we took a few months to decide the type of property and neighborhood we wanted, but he never showed it. David always supported these explorations, and we quickly discovered we could count on him to give us an honest opinion or assessment without sugarcoating anything. When we eventually settled on the property we wanted, David was instrumental to our offer's success. Without his negotiation skills and professional connections from his time in the business, it's fair to say we probably wouldn't have gotten our house.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with David and would do so again without hesitation. We highly recommend him to other potential buyers.
Chris Meduri - March 2021
David was very professional and I always felt like he had my back. He helped me close on my very first home, a fantastic condo in san Jose
I plan on reaching back out to David when looking for my next home
Duncan G - November 2019
Over the past several years I've had seven transactions of buying and selling properties. I've had two great agents and a few real dogs. Without any hesitation I list David and Patricia as among the top two. Here's why. They are professional, competent, really smart with a great sense of humor (necessary for real estate transactions), they are extremely knowledgeable about: recommended up-grades (or not-equally as important), recommended contractors for said upgrades, timing the market (including vacation trends and school schedules), staging, and pricing. Their guidance throughout the process was invaluable, so take their advice. If you are selling your home, come to grips that you are not the buyers. David and Patricia know the local market and potential buyers way better than you do (or your sister), so take their advice.
We completed all of the upgrades and our house was ready to on the market but David and Patricia recommended that we wait a few weeks when buyers would be more active as you don't want a house on the market too long. In the meantime, I reviewed the email updates of real estate transaction reports that David set up for me and sure enough there were no sales.
Within the week that we put our house on the market there were multiple sales in our area including ours. We had multiple offers and we sold in 6 days of the listing, and for 5% over asking.
I offer an enthusiastic recommendation for David Lindsay and Patricia Kelner.
Jeffrey C - November 2016
We interviewed many agents, and we decided to work with David and Patricia because of their passion and professionalism. They were very patient and detail oriented throughout the entire process, and the result was exceptional. Now, we are proud to say that we made the right choice.
After walking through our beloved property with David and Patricia, we could tell that they already got the confidence in how to prepare the property to put on the market and get it sold very quickly. David and Patricia then managed all the works and provided us the update closely. Our property was put on the market pretty much on time as planned. We then received multiple offers quickly. David and Patricia helped review the offers and provided us their input, but they didn't push us to one way or the other. We went with the best opportunity based on their input, and we closed the deal with a great buyer within a very short amount of time to meet our financial need.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience working with David and Patricia. We want to use this opportunity to thank both David and Patricia for all the thoughtful efforts they put in for us.
Marcus - May 2017
You know, I've been around the block a few times, this my third time to be a homeowner. Coming from another state I learned quickly what a masochistic experience it is to purchase property in California. I can't say enough good things about Patricia Kelner and David Lindsay. Patricia worked with us as both an agent and an advisor. Her vast experience in this crazy market was the beacon of hope that saw us through. She has a way of "advising" you very gently. She isn't pushy but tells you what you need to do to get the house. I really appreciated her candor and honesty. I followed her advice on a local loan agent which also turned out to be a game changer. She worked hard for us, we got our house on the sixth offer. She was patient and professional the whole way through. I can honestly say that after this experience I would consider her a friend. That is a rare thing these days.
Nancy H September 2022
You will not find a better team than David and Patricia! Their knowledge of market trends, real estate values in different areas, and expertise in what you need to do to get the most $$ out of your house is unmatched.
We have been working with David and Patricia for approx 25 years. We have bought 3 properties and sold 3 properties with their help, and have never been disappointed!
We can't imagine ever using anybody else.