WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
John helped us in buying our first home in the Bay Area. He holds great knowledge and expertise in the Bay Area. He was quite responsive and available around the clock and never hesitated to answer any of our questions. He was transparent and we really enjoyed working with him. Definitely recommended!
Petrocelli Homes Realty Group was an excellent choice in the sale of my Union City home. Jennifer Petrocelli is knowledgeable and professional. She was available and guiding in all aspects of the selling process. The entire process was refreshing. I couldn’t be happier with my choice in Petrocelli Homes Realty Group. Thank you!
Union City, CA
Very professional and informative. Took time to answer questions and knowledgeable of current market trends. Had a number of services on speed dial, from handymen to painters. Did a great job keeping our stress levels low during each phase of selling house.
Union City, CA
John is outstanding about helping his clients find the home they are looking for. He listens to the client’s needs and provides great detail to help. Being a Contractor as well, John knows what to look for in a house as well as what costs would be to perform any work, be it to bring the home up to standard or upgrades and remodeling. John also helps you hang in there if something does not go as planned on the purchase. He is very knowledgeable in real estate and knows how to make your purchase as easy and sure as possible.
I recently met John through an open house after I sold mine in a divorce. The Realtor that sold my previous house was more into selling homes than working with a buyer unless it was a high end purchase. John listened to my needs and understood my situation. Together with John and his Loan Officer Paul, I was able to find a house that is in great shape, has plenty of potential and in an area that is where I needed to be. I highly recommend John and his Team for any of your real estate needs. Thank you very much John, Paul and the rest of the Petrocelli Homes Realty Group Team. You are all awesome.
My husband and I started this home-buying journey the way most do, softly searching and poking around on real estate websites. Once we realized it was a possibility for us, we decided to find a realtor to better understand our reality.
After one conversation with Jennifer from Petrocelli Homes, we knew we had found her. She made us feel comfortable, answered all of our budgeting questions and most importantly encouraged us to take our time in finding a home. She provided us with tools to make our search easier in the areas we were considering and within our price range. It was exactly what we needed to move forward.
This was not a short journey for us. We continued our soft search and even went to open houses on our own. Jennifer gave us space, checking in periodically to remind us our pace was just fine, and that she’d be happy to join us at open house viewings or show us homes that were not open to the public. For most of the journey, I didn’t want to inconvenience her if we weren’t serious about the home. She assured us that this was part of her job and she’d be happy to join.
Journey to Homeownership: After a year of this, things changed suddenly and the search aligned perfectly with life. We found out we were expecting our first baby, and we started the offer process. Jennifer helped us write a letter to the current homeowners, and a few weeks and two offers later; Jennifer had helped us secure the home we’d begin a family in.
We are SO HAPPY we had Jennifer in our corner. She never pressured us in the least bit, and she knew exactly how to get things going when we had to accelerate our search.
Aaron and Mari Lewis
We met Jennifer at an open house in our area when we first started thinking of selling. She knew our area well and we got a good feeling about her so we kept her card. We dragged our feet though so by the time we were committed to selling, the market has slowed down. She was very upfront about it and let us know exactly what was going on, which we really appreciated.
She explained the process and lined up contractors to get some of the larger things done we wanted to do to make us more appealing to buyers.
She helped us stage the place and took all the pictures, which I think turned out much better than the original listing when we bought the place. She was always available to come by and answer any questions we had. Before our open house, she was there early to help us get the place ready so it showed it’s best.
We ended up getting multiple offers, and she sat with us to go through the pros and cons of each of them. There were some hiccups initially with the buyer, but she was very supportive of our needs (it was quite stressful for us!) and aggressively worked on our behalf to get the best price. We ended up getting more than we listed for while other places in very close proximity to us sat on the market.
Travis and Niza Eddlemon
Union City, CA
I feel especially fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with you. From the start I was impressed with excellent customer service. You did what you said, answered your phone and my laundry list of questions every time, and had me settled in my new home in under 30 days. Thank you for your professionalism, integrity and efficiency.
Bob and Karen Baron
We hired Petrocelli Homes Realty Group to sell my Dad’s house in Livermore, which was in disrepair. John and Jennifer were a great team to work with, and walked us through their listing prep-plan as we prepared to get the home ready for the market. John has a background in construction which came in very handy, as he advised us on what was needed to be repaired or upgraded in order to sell the house at top dollar. Due to their relationships with quality contractors and suppliers, repairs were done efficiently, in a timely matter, and with great pricing. Both John and Jennifer kept us updated on the progress of the repairs with great communication throughout the process.
With the house ready for the market, Jennifer scheduled and stood all of the inspections, had the home professionally staged at a great price, provided quality marketing across a wide span of platforms, and stood a weekend of open house. The house was priced strategically at a competitive market rate to generate interest, which resulted in a multiple offer situation and a bidding war, (ya)! The house sold in 2 weeks, $50K over asking, and with great terms. It was a pleasure working with Petrocelli Homes Realty Group and we would highly recommend them for all of your Real Estate needs.
Don and Betty Nolte
This was our second time working with Petrocelli Homes and the experience exceeded our expectations! We already knew we were in great hands having such exceptional customer service the first time around. Jennifer was involved every step of the way! From advising us what upgrades would increase the value of our home, to signing the closing paperwork at the Title Company. Working with such a skilled and knowledgeable agent really made this process easy. Petrocelli Homes Realty Group sets the bar high! If you are looking to buy or sell, Jennifer will take great care of you!
Brian and Staci Smith
Union City, CA
We met Jennifer in summer 2017 while browsing through open homes when we didn’t have a realtor. After some brief discussion, it was apparent that we felt very comfortable in reaching out to her in hopes that she might help us find our first home and work with us.
Jennifer is extremely professional and went out of her way to guide us along the home buying experience. Throughout the fears and the ups and downs of buying in a difficult market, she always made time for us whether it was over phone, email or in-person. She accompanied us on many visits to review properties, made countless phone calls on our behalf and did an extraordinary job of providing us information to assist us in finding the best properties in the best neighborhoods we could afford.
We closed on our beautiful home in November 2017, and we simply could not have done it without the help of Jennifer Petrocelli. She went above and beyond to look out for our family and find us the perfect home – and has followed through with every request along the way. We would recommend Jennifer to any and all prospective home buyers!
Justin and Michelle Lemos
O N T H E M A R K E T for 11 Days
C L O S E D in 26 Days with multiple offers &
S O L D for over asking price!
That’s how good Petrocelli Homes Realty Group really is. So good, I went to them a few years ago when I bought my starter home & again this year (2018) when I decided to sell it.
Buying/Selling is S T R E S S F U L, no matter what side of the coin you’re on. Jennifer brought comfort, clarity, & support through this stressful process, which was much appreciated. Her efficient communication skills & easy-going nature made making hard decisions more endurable. Thanks for everything Jennifer & Petrocelli Homes Realty! I look forward to working with you all again in the near future.
Dani May Laguinlin
Union City, CA
Disclaimer: Jen is my friend, but she was also my agent for my first home purchase and she was AMAZING! She was so accommodating, informed, and helpful throughout my 4 month home search. She seriously went above and beyond to help me find my first home, and I want YOU to use her too 🙂 She is so awesome and deserves your business! GO GO GO! 😀
Union City, CA
Petrocelli Homes Realty Group walked us first timers through the whole process of buying our starter home with professionalism & patience. From open houses to closing escrow, they have guided us every step of the way and answered every tedious question we had.
Challenges kept arising for our specific situation, but Jennifer persevered through and faced those challenges head on with a positive attitude and resulted with a successful buy!
The day we got our keys, Jennifer made sure the house was in agreement with our terms and contract, but unfortunately the other party did not maintain their end of the deal. The previous owners failed to remove all personal property from the house, have it professionally cleaned, nor patch any holes on the walls, which were clearly stated in our contract and the previous owners signed. Jennifer took it upon herself & from her own personal funds to pay for the house to be professionally cleaned and have the selling agent reimburse her for breaking our contract. I don’t know any other realtors who would have gone above and beyond like Jennifer and Petrocelli Homes have done for me and my family.
Three years into living at our house, I can still depend on Petrocelli Homes Realty Groups to answer questions we still may have about being home owners & would recommend them to any one who is looking to buy or sell their property!
Very grateful to have chosen this group to handle all our real estate affairs! Thank you so much!
Dani May Laguinlin
Union City, CA
Had a great experience working with John when buying our first home! John walked us through the entire process. He was very knowledgeable and professional. Would definitely use his team again if we ever decide to move and would recommend Petrocelli Homes Realty Group to anyone in search of an agent!
Brian and Staci Smith
Union City, CA
At one of the most stressful times in our life, Jennifer made the dreams of my wife and I come true…to own a home. My wife and I had just been evicted from our prior residence, a week after our wedding, and we had some savings for a first home. We decided to try to buy a condo in the insane, Bay Area real estate market. I contacted Jennifer the day after being evicted and told her that my wife and I wanted to buy a condo in the Fremont/Union City/Newark Area. She gladly accepted to be our agent, and the following weekend she showed us a condo in Newark. She helped us put together an offer, and the owner accepted our offer even though it was the second lowest offer. The owner said it was because Jennifer’s offer had pictures and stories about my wife and I. And within 23 days, we closed escrow on the house, with Jennifer helping us night and day navigate the complicated process of buying a home. Not only did Jennifer help us buy the only condo we ever looked at, but she made the whole process seem easy. I am proud to call Jennifer my friend and real estate agent. When my wife and I are ready to enter the real estate market again, the real estate agent I want is Jennifer.
Marcus Landon & Stephanie Jay
When I was in the market John was as knowledgeable as it gets. He had a special eye for things that needed repair or wont pass inspection. He was quick in ensuring my offers went through promptly and we had a mutual trust in one another, gaining my trust is not easy. Unfortunately, I ended up out of the Bay but I recommend him to anybody looking in the Bay Area. He genuinely made me feel like I was his family and made me his priority.
It’s a pleasure to recommend Jennifer for anything you need in the complicated area of real estate. My wife and I bought a home in Morgan Hill and, from the first day we met Jennifer, we liked her professional style, courteous approach and enthusiastic follow through. She made the buying process fun and was always available to answer questions, provide information and just generally be a sounding board for any issues that came up. If you need a realtor or are thinking of buying or selling, you can’t do better than Jennifer Petrocelli.
Steve and Sue Dini
Morgan Hill, CA
Purchasing our new home was truly our dream come true. John is very hard working and dedicated. We were very pleased with all that John and his lovely wife Sharon did for us. John was available at all times for us. He was even at the new house helping with appointments when we couldn’t be there. He worked above and beyond for our family. We would highly recommend John to everyone we know. Thank you!
Sean and Deborah Burke
Dear John, you made my experience selling my first property smooth and I felt very confident that you would make it happen. John’s wife Sharon did such an awesome job of staging my condo and I feel that was also a big part of how it sold so quickly. It showed like a model home. Thank you for all of your help in this transaction.
We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer for a home buying experience and we were very happy with her professionalism and support through the process. We would recommend her to anyone in the market for a home.
Kevin and Victoria Small
Morgan Hill, CA
It was great working with John, he really did an excellent job during the entire process!
Richard and Marcela
Los Gatos, CA
Selling 2 of our rental properties became quite a task and even though we had almost insurmountable obstacles, John stayed positive and kept looking for a way around the problems. John seemed to always have time to talk to us and answer all of our questions. His knowledge about real estate helped us better understand what and where we were during both our escrows. Working with you was very stress-free because we knew you were watching out for us. It was a pleasure! I’m looking forward to our next venture! Thank you John, for doing such a GREAT JOB! for us.
John and Maureen Kowalcky
San Jose, CA
I really appreciate the way you kept us posted during the entire purchasing process of our home. Our purchase was not an easy one since we did not have a buyer agent. I really appreciate the transparency in the buying process with you representing both the seller and buyer. We had shopped around for an agent for quite some time, but we are very happy we found the best one in you! Working as a duel agent is not easy, but you made it look simple. Since ours was a first time purchase, we appreciate that you came during the contract signing appointment and made sure everything was ok before we signed; you are truly a great agent and I would recommend you to anyone who is in the lookout for a home purchase or sale. Thank you!!
Gathaum and Parinitha Gowda
Andrea and I were being transferred from our jobs from the Santa Rosa area to the San Francisco East Bay. After dealing with another realtor who did not understand our needs, feeling frustrated we felt we needed to connect with an agent who cared more about what we wanted rather than themselves. We were so blessed to find John.
When we began the search for our new and 1st home, we thought that a house was beyond our reach and we’d have to settle for a condo or town home. John you truly amazed both of us with your strong statement, “I‘m going to find you a House”. We were so happy to hear those words and even more overjoyed when we actually closed escrow on our new 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Throughout the entire home buying process you were optimistic and persistent. With so many other things going on in our lives it was great with you being always flexible and constantly available.
We can hardly express the extent of our gratitude in words and to put it lightly, Thank you! We know this will be a long-lasting relationship.
Casey and Andrea Robertson
What a difference having the right real estate agent makes!
My wife and I had been looking for a house for about six months until we were about to give up. We had tried several real estate agents with very disappointing results. We always found ourselves in the position of possibly owning a horrendous house which required major repairs or losing bids on the homes we actually liked. We were about to give up on the entire process and look outside of the Bay Area market until my wife, by complete chance, came across a listing with your name on it. What a difference having the right real estate agent makes; we felt relieved and at ease having an honest and hard working realtor working with us. Within weeks of working with John, we won the bid on our beautiful home.
Looking back at the whole process, it clearly pays to have the right real estate agent. John’s talent, integrity, knowledge and professionalism were all factors in helping us win the bid to our house, and filling out the countless legal documents necessary fro closing the deal. We would like to thank you for your hard work and would only recommend YOU to our friends and family.
Alen and Emma Garcia
It was a true pleasure working with you in the sale of our home! After living in our home for 19 years, you might say settling in was more than just mowing the lawn. We had “stuff”. We also got to know Real Estate agents in the area. Agents knocked on our door, sent us postcards and recipes. Agents would automatically enter us in “Win a Thanksgiving Turkey” contest just because we lived there. We saw it all. When it came time to list our home, we were totally green so we sat down and made a list of what we wanted in an agent. First, we pulled out a pile of dated agent business cards that we had neatly tucked away for this golden moment. But we settled on the decision to use the internet to do the “shopping” for an agent. Away went the business cards and in came the mouse. We knew that any decision we made had to be based on interviewing a variety of agents. Here is what we discovered about you John. Your preparation for our meeting was several notches above the many others we interviewed. You did your homework and it showed. We loved the personalization of our home you provided while still giving us the information we needed to know about you. This was a true professional touch displayed with ease and confidence. You accelerated the process by providing all the answers to our questions at that first
meeting including the home listing price and bringing an example of a glossy colored flyer of our home. It was impressive and reflected our view of our house. You emphasized the importance of communication, not only by phone, but by email. We liked this too! You had our interest in mind to “push” us along to get the house out there quickly by providing us your personal services such as home staging and ordering the home inspection. Wow, were there any stones we forgot to turn over?? At a time when home sales seemed to be static, we really felt that the odds were against us. John, you gave us the hope to remain positive and thanks to all the teamwork, we
were able to receive a buyer within 10 days!! This was incredible. You upheld everything you said you would do and your reliability made our lives so much easier. We definitely will spread the word about you… remember, we use the internet to network. Thank you
Bob and Janet Fasulkey