Our Broker/owner CJ Brasiel works closely with her clients in so many neighborhoods of Silicon Valley, as you can see below. If you are seeking a real estate broker who will really listen to what you want, work hard to negotiate the best possible deal and be your go-to resource for real estate questions, contact CJ at 408.406.6035.
Overall her service was amazing
“CJ has been absolutely amazing in our home search and selling our house. She helped us find our dream house during this pandemic. She was very helpful and showed us many homes in our wide search area until we found the right home. She was always available to see homes on a short notice, a requirement in our competitive market. Once it came time to move she went above and beyond by providing moving boxes, arranging for cleaning of our new home and getting painters in to do touchup before we moved in. Overall her service was amazing.
CJ also connected us with a couple of different mortgage brokers to help with arranging financing. The broker we went with has been working with CJ for years and was also amazing on the loan process and making the loan process easy and getting us an amazing rate.
When it came to selling our home, she arranged for staging, photos, 3D tours all in a very short time period. She sold our home in 5 days for over asking! The selling process was easier than I thought. Even though this is a stressful process, she made it that much easier for us. She was there for all the showings, and there were quite a few. This made us a lot more comfortable to know that someone we trust was in our home during the showings.” –HF
If you want someone who knows their business call CJ
“We have bought and sold many homes in our lives with many realtors but we truly loved working with CJ. She went above and beyond in every aspect of the shopping and buying process. If you want someone who knows their business and the nuances of the CA market, call CJ.” –JS
A true professional
“My husband and I saw a house we loved on Zillow, requested a showing, and were connected with CJ. We had not really been planning on buying a house at this time and had never been through the process before. We really feel like we lucked out with this random pairing, because less than a week later we put an offer on that house and a month later we moved into our new house!
CJ is a true professional and helped us through every step of the home buying process. We were truly novices and her expertise in real estate and contracting was invaluable. CJ answered or got answers to every question we had, no matter when we sent them. We really felt like CJ had our best interests at heart and was honest with us through the entire process. We would definitely recommend CJ’s services to anyone looking to buy a new home!” –SJ
We just have praises for CJ and her team
“My husband and I were very happy to work with CJ. She helped us tour many places and find the perfect home for us!
We just have praises for CJ and her team for the commitment and attention they have given us all this time. She was always prompt to answer any and all of our (many!) questions and help with the purchase process all the way (and beyond!) closing. Also, during this time of COVID, she always had the necessary care and precautions, providing us with all the protective equipment for the tours.” –MS
Easy decision to call CJ again
“Who sells a house during a pandemic and keeps clients safe??? CJ! Seriously, the best in the business. We first met CJ 8 yrs ago when selling our home in SJ and buying in MH. She is by far the hardest worker I’ve met. Stayed on top of all inspections, appraisals etc to ensure we were protected and informed moving into a home with well and septic which we didn’t have any experience with. Fast forward 8 yrs, moving out of the area to Auburn. Easy decision to call CJ once again. She listened to our wishes (we don’t do open houses) and worked her tail off to get our home sold within a week after SIP. In the interim, she helped our son buy a home, our parents sell their home of 50 yrs, my sister in law sell, and our cousin. Seriously, do yourself a favor during what could be a stressful process and call CJ!” –RF
Excellent Advice and Reccomendations
“CJ helped us with a recent purchase and she was fantastic. She responded to all questions immediately and provided excellent advice and recommendations while working on our purchase and afterward. We would definitely work with her again.” –LC
CJ is, in a word, AMAZING
She took my husband and I through the incredibly difficult home buying process and actually made it a lot easier.
During the search, she used her knowledge to show us possible places where we might be looking at repairs, but let us make the decisions on what was right for us. She also coached us on how to behave at open houses and on how to make our offer letters memorable. Finally, when our offer was accepted (thanks to her), she acted as my therapist when I called her day and night during the subsequent escrow and title transfer period, full of nerves and questions.
Our house had a break-in the day before we were due to move in and she had someone out there to fix the damage before I could even see it.
I also love that she doesn’t work for some huge impersonal agency because she made us feel like we were the most important thing to her, instead of just another sale. She knows the area and the local market very well. I would gladly recommend her to anyone and everyone who is looking to purchase a home or property. She is the very best. –SE.
I cannot say enough good things about CJ
Buying a home is a daunting, overwhelming task, and the most important thing you can do is get a real estate agent that understands this. If you are looking for an agent that will take the time to get to know you, and what you are really looking for CJ is that person. I cannot stress how much smoother CJ made our first home purchase easier.
She is well-informed, knowledgeable, and there for you when you have even the slightest concern. She will go to bat for you on issues, and see them through to completion. Her knowledge of the area and background really help when you have questions regarding any property you are looking at.
We hired CJ for our first home purchase in one of the busiest markets in the nation. She helped us move through the process seamlessly. We are extremely happy with our home, and that is all thanks to CJ. –E.S. Slocum
We put our trust in CJ
We hired CJ as our realtor in 2014. She helped us sell our current home and then buy a new one in Mountain View, CA. The challenge with this process was that there wasn’t much time once we sold our home to then turn around and buy a new one in a hot neighborhood where homes were going $+++ above listing.
CJ came to us as a referral from a family friend, and we were VERY glad we put our trust in her hands.
1st and foremost, CJ cared about our family. It was not just a transaction to her. She was there from the beginning, when we had to prep our home for sale, to the end of the process when we closed on our new home at the title company, and even afterwards when we had to do some fix-ups to the new home.
We appreciated that CJ listened to our needs—what we needed out of our current home, what we needed out of our new home: commute, school system, size, etc…and of course, executing on a timeline.
CJ was very patient, and supportive. She will go as fast or as slow as you need.
CJ was very responsive. We were always able to reach her when we needed to talk.
CJ provided us with very sound advice during the entire process, backed by detailed data from various sources.
On the home sale, we felt that we not only got an excellent price but also excellent terms—i.e. CJ managed to get us ample rent back to give us the necessary time to buy a new home. CJ worked behind the scene with the seller agents so that when we got the 1st offer, it was the right offer and no back and forth was necessary. In fact, we didn’t even have a weekend open house.
Likewise, on the home buying process, CJ worked tirelessly to preview homes for us. She even did some video walk-thru so we can have a quick look remotely, even before those houses were publicly available. CJ also did a great job of representing us during the offer process when there were multiple bids, and prices were escalating.
Lastly, imagine staying at a 5-star hotel in the penthouse suite. It’s like that with CJ. She will make sure you are taken care of. And her real estate fees are very competitive, compared to other agents in the bay area, particularly those from the big-named firms.
Bottom line, you won’t go wrong if you pick CJ. Buying/selling a home is a very stressful process and you want a pro in your corner. Good luck with your real estate experience. We were very fortunate to have CJ as our realtor
AT & LT…
First time buying a home… you want CJ on your side.
She was absolutely terrific to work with, and really went out her way to always be there to offer invaluable advice and answer our questions. This was our first time buying a home, so the whole process was overwhelming at times. But, with her experience and expertise, CJ was able to help guide us through the whole process. We really appreciated that she listened and was able to tailor the open houses that we visited to our needs, wants, and dislikes. She was always informative of every house that we visited and was able to point out and comment on certain aspects and details of the house that we may need to take into consideration.
CJ also helped us to find a lender, and together we were able to get all the paperwork done and sign the closing documents within a very short amount of time. CJ was there with us every step of the way, working tirelessly and always making sure that everything proceeded along smoothly. She also brought in various contractors and inspectors and provided us with various resources to help make repairs and fix any problems that we did or may encounter.
CJ is a person that you definitely want by your side when looking for a house. We highly recommend her as someone to help you find your dream home.
CJ made the entire complicated process seem straightforward and understandable
As first time home buyers, we had no idea what we were doing. The entire process seemed like a morass of things we didn’t understand, legal details, and questions we weren’t sure if we were supposed to ask. We knew CJ through a mutual hobby and asked her to help us.
She made the entire complicated process seem straightforward and understandable. None of our questions were trivial, and none of our requests were too minor. She took emails and phone calls at odd hours and from different time zones and did it all effortlessly. If she didn’t know the answer right away, she found out and got back to us. She suggested areas to look at that we’d never thought of, and backed up those areas with solid reasoning that reflected our lifestyle.
And she had recommendations for any kind of work we needed done – once we’d found our home she helped us get quotes for inspections and plumbing work, and she did it all efficiently and in a friendly way. She stayed with us through the entire process, even once all the paperwork was done, making sure that we were happy.
We’ve been in the house for almost a month, and we have no regrets. We will absolutely work with her again, and recommend her to anyone.
AU and RU…
CJ helped us sell our home in San Jose, California
CJ helped us sell our home in San Jose, California. She impressed us right away with her research and professionalism. She was honest and supportive throughout the entire process of the sale of our home.
Despite some unexpected challenges with our sale, CJ was able to help us keep the process going and we are pleased with the results.
We highly recommend CJ to anybody who is looking for an experienced, knowledgable and hard working real estate agent.
AM and EM…
Super diligent and organized
CJ just helped us buy a home in Willow Glen so I wanted to share our experience working with a great real estate agent.
CJ’s goal was to understand what we wanted and make sure she found us a home that met our needs and wants. CJ helped us understand the local market, the neighborhoods and what we needed to do to get a home we wanted. She politely steered me away from homes she knew we wouldn’t love long term even though that lengthened the sales process for her. She never rushed us through the process and we made several offers before one was accepted. She never pressured me to make offers over my comfort level and pulled in many resources including contractors, inspectors, roofers, etc….to make sure we knew what we were buying and how much we would be spending after the sale.
CJ is super diligent and organized. The real estate market is pretty complex these days but CJ helped us through every step. CJ goes above and beyond what I expected from a realtor. I highly recommend her.
S.R. & A.R….
She handled a difficult seller and a difficult seller’s agent with ease
Our loan officer referred us to CJ Braisel. We had a set date that we would start looking for a house and meet with CJ. However, a house ended up finding us! We had to act fast and accelerate our plans with her. She was accommodating and helpful in slowing us down as we were a little too eager.
She handled a difficult seller and a difficult seller’s agent with ease. We are happily in our Willow Glen home and enjoying our decision more every day. I will, without any hesitation, recommend CJ for anyone who is looking to buy/sell. Thanks for a great experience!
I am so glad that I chose CJ to work with
There are a ton of real estate agents to choose from, but I am so glad that I chose CJ to work with. It took me nearly a whole year to finally find my home which took a lot of patience but it was easier to have someone on my side that was helping me every step of the way and really pulling for me to get my first home. She really went above and beyond all expectations in making offers on homes that I liked. Even though a lot of the deals were not accepted, she offered great insight on the whole process. She also really knows which neighborhoods are safe and was usually accurate on pricing a home. She really is a valuable resource as an agent.
What I thought was most special about her was that she never gave up on trying to find me a home. I didn’t have the biggest budget, and at times when I thought about giving up, she would be so positive and reassuring. She really didn’t give up when I was ready to stop. Having someone like that in your corner is definitely valuable when the home buying process can be long and full of heartbreak when you don’t get that dream home you made an offer on. All in all, I really couldn’t have done it without her, and I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else but her. Highly recommended if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the South Bay.
CJ worked extremely hard on our behalf
Like many other first time buyers, my husband and I connected with CJ Brasiel via Trulia.com. We were searching for our house more than 1 year and she was very patient when we have changed our minds many times. We got a short sale, and without her help I think we could have lost that house because the seller’s agent was absolutely irresponsible and did not do his work at all.
Finally, she did her and his job. She worked extremely hard on our behalf. When we were in contract, she took care of everything (inspections, contractors, mortgage broker and even cleaning in and out). Even after the sale CJ continued to go above and beyond. In our opinion, CJ is very successful because she loves people and understands their problems, she is willing to help in any way she can. Her job is outstanding. We recommend CJ for your house search and are very glad we chose her as our realtor.
N.Z. & A.Z………
She answered every question I had
I met CJ in June when she listed my house. I liked her immediately because she is so open and eager to make selling a house a good experience. She told me when we first met that she would get the best price for me. It was way more than I expected. She answered every question I had, explained every detail, sometimes more than once and was very patient, and made sure I totally understood the process. She followed through on everything and made sure that I felt comfortable with the whole process. She is very caring and thoughtful. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone wanting to sell their house.
CJ really listens
CJ did a wonderful job as our real estate agent. She was very patient as we made up our minds deciding where we wanted to move and also what type of residence we ultimately wanted. She gave advice to our would-be sellers on possible improvements and repairs, and they ended up taking her advice before we ever made an offer. We’ve been living in our new home a month now and couldn’t be happier with the process or the end result. Not only does CJ have expert advice, but also she’s also very patient and really listens to your wants and needs. She always had a person to recommend for anything we needed. Several teachers and administrators at my school recommended her, and we understand why they did now that we’ve seen the results. CJ is in it for the long-term, that much is obvious. You can’t go wrong with CJ as your realtor. Thanks, CJ!
I will, without any hesitation, recommend CJ for anyone who is looking to buy/sell. Thanks for a great experience!
P.C. and J.T…….
She truly went above and beyond
When our first realtor didn’t work out, our loan officer referred us to CJ Braisel. CJ’s first priority was to understand what we were/were not looking for in a home. She asked detailed questions and sent over information for a couple of “test homes” to see if she was headed in the right direction. She hit the nail on the head.
We scheduled an entire day to look for homes. Given my experience with the previous realtor (who only wanted to take 2 – 3 hours and look at no more than 4 homes), I was amazed that she dedicated that much time for me.
There was one case where we saw a home come on the market and we knew it would go quickly. We asked CJ to go to the home, on a Saturday, and take a video while she walked through the home (we were in Seattle). She truly went above and beyond.
She helped us find a great home in Morgan Hill, made the process as seamless as possible, and always communicated with us throughout. Even after the sale, she continued to go above and beyond. She had a number of people/service contact information lined up and ready for us to call (based on our inspection report). When I entered the house, she even had a bottle of champaigne and two glasses ready for my husband and I to celebrate.
I will, without any hesitation, recommend CJ for anyone who is looking to buy/sell. Thanks for a great experience!
M.S. and S.S…….
The things we loved about CJ
We bought a home last year, and our real estate agent was CJ Brasiel (CJ@cjbrealestate.com, 408-406-6035) of Fireside realty. As first time home buyers, we had little knowledge of houses and the real estate business. But CJ guided us through the whole process, and it was very reassuring to have her by our side. We were initially looking for condos only. CJ suggested that we consider single family homes too. We did and ended up buying a single family home. Now one year later, with a young baby, we are so glad that we took CJ’s advice. Below I have listed the things we loved about CJ. It is a long list, but each item on the list was helpful to us as homebuyers.
- She is knowledgeable about the real estate in the south bay. She knows most neighborhoods and their pros and cons.
- She is experienced in the home buying process, especially short sales. We got a short sale, and she actually helped the seller’s agent get a quick approval. Our short sale was approved in just 40 days.
- She knows a lot about homes. When we were visiting houses, she was able to give us valuable feedback about the condition of the house, as well as quick estimates for any repairs or modifications.
- She was patient in helping us find a house we liked. We visited more than 80 houses!
- Her estimates for sale prices were good. Our offer was not accepted for 3 houses, because we bid lower than what she suggested. If we had taken her advice, our offers would have been very close to the actual sale price.
- She worked hard for us. She previewed houses for us and was prompt in contacting sellers’s agents. After we were in contract, she took care of everything (inspections, working with the seller’s agent on the short sale, scheduling contractors to get estimates for repairs, working with the mortgage broker) till the deal was closed.
- When we had some issues with the sellers, she made sure that our interests were protected.
- She was prompt in getting back to us (always within a day) when we contacted her.
- She has many contacts in the real estate/services sector, and most of her recommendations for contractors/mortgage brokers etc. were good.
- After we closed on the house, she got her cleaning lady to come and clean out the home for us!
A.S. and H.K…….
Not only did CJ deliver, she exceeded our expectations
CJ was our realtor during our cross-country relocation to the Bay Area. We were moving from a very different real estate market and only had a very short time period to purchase a house. To say we gave CJ a challenge would be an understatement. Not only did CJ deliver, she exceeded our expectations.
With our previous home purchases/sales, we’ve ended the transaction feeling like we could have certainly done a better job than our real estate agent. In fact, we’ve successfully sold 2 houses FSBO… But not so with CJ. She is the first real estate agent we’ve worked with who I can say delivered our money’s worth.
CJ truly cared about our family’s needs and went above and beyond during the entire process. She is an expert on the South Bay area, knows all the intricacies of the California real estate transaction process (much more complex than other states…), and has an extensive network of expert partners to call in to help throughout the process. She is a tough negotiator and will fight to get her clients what they want.
I highly recommend CJ and we will be using her services when it comes time to move again.
A.H. and S.H…….
Very capable negotiating what we needed
My wife and I have lived in many different areas and have bought several homes and we were glad to have found CJ Brasiel to help us with our purchase here in the Bay Area. She understands the market and has a great understanding of the trends in the neighborhoods we were looking in. CJ managed our offer and contract well and was very capable negotiating what we needed out of the deal.
She always kept records of all our negotiations and items that the owner agreed to complete and made sure we received A+ service throughout the process. CJ was always responsive and there when we needed her. CJ absolutely went above and beyond for us; from finding us the right home, through negotiating the contract, to closing the deal.
We do not feel we could have closed the deal without her commitment to our goals. CJ met and exceeded all our buying needs.
I often felt as though I was her only client
I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with C.J. Brasiel. Throughout the entire home sale process, CJ was professional, conscientious, and motivated. I often felt as though I was her only client. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I had to short sale my home, but right from the start CJ was very informative and made sure I understood the entire process.
She worked diligently with the bank to make sure the house was priced correctly and consequently the sale went through without incident. She was able to take a very difficult time in my life and turn it in to a positive experience. Thank you, CJ, for all of your help and guidance. You are the best and I would gladly recommend you to anyone wishing to sell a home.
Knowledge and hard work made the difference
Working with CJ on the purchase of our home made all the difference when it came to crunch time! Her understanding of the market, and how sales go in these odd economic times, was the essential key to closing the deal on our new home.
She knew exactly how to navigate the waters of the bank-owned/short-sale markets. Without her knowledge and patience, we would have not had the opportunity to purchase the right house and the best price. We are planning on being in our home for quite some time, but if the need arises, we will definitely be working with CJ again. We solidly recommend CJ to our friends or anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
She knows the market like the back of her hand
CJ was a pleasure to work with; she knows the market like the back of her hand and thoroughly manages every step along the way. She kept us in the loop about everything going on, and made the process a lot smoother for us. There is no denying that she truly cares about what her clients want and she will do what it takes to make it happen. She most definitely goes above and beyond for her clients. We could not have found a better agent to make our transition into homeownership.
I really appreciate the great job you did for us
I would like to thank you for the fantastic job you did while selling my house. You kept in close contact with my husband, Darrell, and me through the whole process. Even if I called you at night on a Sunday you always returned my calls promptly. You were aware of the current market and used all selling methods including the Web to present my house very effectively.
At times I was discouraged but you always had a positive attitude. Our prospective buyers were being very demanding but you worked hard to solve each issue as it came up. There was some particular information we needed and I know you spent hours at the County offices and at home to provide that information. I do not think any other real estate agent could have achieved that because it was extremely complicated.
There were times I cried (because I had been in my home for 41 years) and times we laughed our heads off and, again, I really appreciate the great job you did for us.
Put our needs and concerns above all else
We were looking to buy a new home in the San Francisco Bay area having just moved from Colorado. CJ came highly recommended to us from another source. She is an absolutely wonderful person to work with.
She is timely, responsive, knowledgeable, hard-working, flexible, personable, sincere, and full of integrity. She always put our needs and concerns above all else and truly cared about what we wanted in a home.
We found a beautiful home that we are thrilled about and look forward to working with her again in the future.
JD & ND…..
CJ really listened to us
My husband and I were referred to CJ through a friend who had purchased her first home a year earlier. She had such wonderful things to say about CJ and was confident that she would be the realtor for us. So I called CJ and we talked for a bit about what my family was looking for. CJ suggested that we all meet up when it was convenient for us, so that we could get a feel for her and see if we thought that she’d be a good fit for us. Sounded good to me.
We met up about a week later at her office in Willow Glen. CJ was very pleasant and professional from the start. My husband and I felt comfortable immediately. We sat and discussed things for a bit. She gave us some info on home buying along with a book and a flashdrive to take home. Then we all went on a drive. She showed us a number of properties that spanned our price range. My hubby said that we couldn’t make an offer on the first day 🙁 so we made another appt with CJ for the following week. (At some point on the first day I had mentioned something about when my husband gets hungry, he gets cranky. )
We met with CJ for the 2nd time. When we got in the car we saw that she had brought a bunch of snacks. We already knew that CJ was good, but it was at that point that we realized how good she really is. Such a small gesture, but it meant that she was listening. 🙂 Needless to say, CJ found us our first home. We bought a short sale in San Jose. We had heard what a grueling process a buying a short sale is, but CJ made it as easy as it could’ve been. We closed in under 4 months which everyone told us was incredible. She really made the process tolerable. I called and texted her SO many times and she would always get back to me right away. We walked away from this process amazed at how well CJ did her job. I have referred a handful of friends and will continue to do so. I can’t imagine having a better realtor than CJ. Truly.
TS & GS…..
Can be counted on to do exactly as she promises
Like several others who have written here, my wife and I connected with CJ via Trulia.com. We feel very lucky to have worked with her in our successful search for a home. She worked hard on our behalf, and through her warm and engaging demeanor, made the experience most positive for us.
We came with a few ideas about what we wanted and what might be possible, but also with limited knowledge of the area, or of the market, and had little time to shop. CJ went to work to understand our needs, and to help us shape and sharpen our vision and goals. Through her thoughtful questions, and by observing our reactions to properties along the way, she would refine our program, helping to keep us on an efficient and convergent path. Her extensive evening research helped ensure that our days were productive. At the end, we had found a place that fulfilled all our needs, and most of our “wants”, well within reasonable constraints.
Along the way, CJ proved herself to be extremely knowledgeable and competent. She knows her markets very well, and can “read” a property like a book. She will make you think about things that might otherwise slip by. When something needs to get done, she knows how to get it moving. She possesses integrity and can be counted on to do exactly as she promises.
Others have written here about CJ, citing her ability to listen, to understand and relate, and to genuinely care. We have seen all those things in her as well. “Talk to CJ”…That’s not a hollow tag line! Hopefully, it will be the start of a great experience for you, as it was for us.
JZ & BZ…..
One word sums up CJ…SUPERSTAR!
One word sums up CJ…SUPERSTAR! If you’re in the Bay Area and want to buy or sell a home, CJ is your partner. She knows the market well, meticulously manages every step along the way and is a delightful person to know. If you want to just get things done call any agent…If you want someone to exceed your expectations and have a delightful home buying/selling experience, call CJ Brasiel.
LSM & GB…..
Limitless caring about what her clients want
Working with CJ has been a pleasure and wonderful experience. She goes above and beyond. She made it easy for us when we were making the biggest purchase together as a couple. During stressful times such as these you need someone to step to the plate and CJ has done that. Her knowledge and expertise is top notch mixed with her limitless caring about what her clients want is a great combination. She listens and proceeds accordingly and will make every effort to get you what you want. She’s genuine and you couldn’t find a better agent to make your transition into homeownership. With our strongest confidence and highest respect we highly recommend CJ.
K.L. & T.H…..
We felt like we were in great hands all the way
My wife and I were in the market for purchasing our first home in 2008 and one of the things we wanted to get done right is to find the perfect Real Estate Agent. On our search, we stumbled upon CJ’s name on Trulia.com and noticed that she was a very active user on the site. We booked our first appointment to see the compatibility and we knew right away she was the one we wanted to work with! She is extremely knowledgeable of the South Bay region which helped us tremendously since we were still slightly new to the area. Also, we continuously felt throughout the process that she was always in it for us and not seeing us as we were just $ signs. She cared for our well being and we felt like we were in great hands all the way through the home buying process. Another definite plus is that she’s very tech savvy! We definitely recommend her for her dedication, thoroughness, and overall awesome work she does.
She gets what houses mean to people
CJ Brasiel is the House Whisperer. Like no one I’ve ever met, she gets houses and the people they have relationships with. And I mean that exactly how I wrote it:
She gets what houses mean to people, and she will get what your house means to you.
She knows the real estate market, in fact, more about it than most -she understands it and she likes it. That is a killer combination if you’re going to sell your house -not just put it on the market, but sell it.
In not the best of times, actually, one of the worst of times ever, and in a very bleak real estate market, bleaker economy and my own challenging financial situation, CJ Brasiel sold my house ‘ one I owned and lived in and loved for sixteen years for it’s full asking price, in a month, while I engaged in some other life changing adventures! And, I remained sane and sanguine throughout the whole process.
And, there’s more – there really is: CJ is a serious green technology enthusiast, and makes incredible use of the internet, paperless and journeyless business transactions and cell phones to stay very connected. I knew where we were with every step of the process, I was as involved as I wanted and needed to be to be comfortable, including knowing that we were acting responsibly in terms of our use of paper, money, time, and energy. Things moved right along.
The whole process, from the moment CJ arrived at my house for our first meeting, through inspections and staging and showing, to the negotiations, to the check in the bank, it was a win-win situation for everyone. And the few glitches along the way (there had to be, it’s a complex process with a lot of people cycling through), were so minor as to be more curious and amusing, than really bothersome.
So, if and when your going to sell your house, CJ Brasiel is the person you want to do it with. She is the House Whisperer. And she is a really cool person, too.
She viewed us as people and just not a number
When it became necessary to sell our house at a very difficult time in the real estate market, we interviewed a number of realtors and selected CJ. We have never been sorry. She viewed us as people and just not a number with a house to sell. She took the time to get to know us personally, and to understand our problems and plans.
When it became necessary to move out of state she took responsibility to oversee the house and keep it up to quality for showing. When inspections showed places where work was needed she contacted the artisans and oversaw the work, personally being there to make sure all work was done to her high standards.
She kept in touch with us on a daily basis and kept us apprised of the state of our sale. When things were looking bleak she participated with us in developing strategies to make the sale occur.
CJ is very tech savvy and keeps up with the latest developments on the Internet to fully expose your house to as wide an audience as possible.
She has become a confidant and friend, and you cannot find a person who works harder, is more energetic, and with the highest of ethics to make sure your dreams come true.
C.J. and M.J…
Takes the time to understand who we are
We first found CJ on Trulia.com as a very active member in the forum. We were searching for someone that was tech savvy as well as responsive to any questions regardless of the level of naiveté. At our first consultation with CJ, my wife and I felt very comfortable. After discussing our needs and listening to what she has to offer, we decided to go on our first “no strings attached” outing to view homes. It was a long day but it was also full of information. Throughout the process, CJ proved that she had a technical aptitude and the courtesy to treat her clients with the utmost respect, and lastly she takes the time to understand who we are and our interests always came first.
Even after multiple rejections, she never gave up on us! Finally one of our offers went through and we could not have been happier with the house and also the work CJ put in to making us become first time home owners! We liked her so much that we referred our close friends and they closed on their house and they also have only fantastic things to say about CJ! We definitely have had an incredible experience. We still keep in touch with her without having the stress of trying to close on a house :-). Definitely we would recommend her to other future homebuyers!
K. and C..
Easily shines and distinguishes herself from the pack
With an array of realtors to leverage, CJ Brasiel easily shines and distinguishes herself from the pack with her world-class work ethic and communication skills.
As a first-time homebuyer, CJ was very thorough throughout the entire process – she made the experience seamless and comforting – one cannot put a price on peace of mind.
CJ went well beyond our expectations – without us asking. Her calm demeanor, patience, thoughtfulness and resourcefulness are all invaluable traits.
As you can see, I have nothing but great things to say about CJ. If you are thinking of buying or selling your house in the near future, do not hesitate to contact CJ. You’ll be happy you did.
CJ far exceeded our expectations for a real estate agent
We used CJ as our real estate agent for both selling our townhome and purchasing a single-family home. I highly recommend her to anyone that I know that is considering buying or selling a home. From before the house went on the market until well after we moved into our house, CJ did outstanding work that went above and beyond what most agents do.
First of all, I think that CJ really got to know us and our needs and wants. Because of this attention to detail, she was able to preview homes and determine if they were even worth our time. Through the process, we changed what we were looking for in a house several times, and she would always get me a new list almost immediately
CJ was in near-daily contact with us throughout the entire experience. In addition to her contact with us, she also regularly was in contact with others that were involved in our purchase process. When some glitches came up with our loan process, CJ was able to get the information flow going when even our loan officer couldn’t!
Probably the most helpful thing about CJ is that she is willing to help in any way she can. She had references for almost any type of assistance we needed (staging, carpet cleaning, contractor, gardener, plumber, etc.). Not only that, but she coordinated the services, met them at the house and waited around for them to finish. Also, even after the deal was done and we were moved into the house, CJ continued this type of attention.
CJ far exceeded our expectations for a real estate agent. She was personal, professional, and attentive in all of her services.
K. L. and N.L.
C.J. made the entire process so easy for me
The last house I purchased was in 1982, and I had basically forgotten the procedures involved with such and endeavor. Fortunately in 2007 I met C.J. and found out she was a realtor about the time I needed one. Personally, I believe in serendipity and I knew that C.J. was placed within my radar for the purpose of finding the right home for me. We started looking at homes that she felt met my criteria and as we did so she fine tuned her selections, based on my opinions of the homes we viewed. She would always preview a home before ever taking me to it. Around that time real estate prices were really starting to drop, so I decided to wait for a while. When we resumed looking in 2008, C.J. still knew what I wanted and we started looking again.
She found me the perfect little townhouse in Willow Glen that I just love! I was amazed at how much she knew about the current conditions and the future developments for the communities we searched. She was in constant contact with me about every detail. Speaking of details, C.J. would find out any information I requested, she consulted with my financial advisor, accountant and loan officer and she was the one to stay at the house for all the inspections so that I did not have to take off from work!
After the purchase, she was there with boxes for me to pack up my household goods. Even now she is in contact with me, to make sure all is well. Everyone who was involved in the transaction stated that they had never had a sell go through so easily. These people included my loan officer the title company, the seller, and my financial advisors. C.J. took all the complicated stuff out of the mix and made the entire process so easy for me.
If ever in the future I require a realtor, I will be calling C.J. I also would not hesitate a nano second to refer her to anyone I know that needs a realtor. Although I lead a very busy life and do not see C.J. frequently I now consider her a friend as well.
An honest, smart and hard-working Realtor
I recommend CJ Brasiel without reservation to anyone looking for an honest, smart and hard-working Realtor. We needed to sell our house when the market was on a downward spiral. We interviewed several realtors and each one was full of more doom and gloom than the last, except for CJ. She was enthusiastic and motivated, while still remaining realistic about our prospects.
She was an expert at using the internet to ensure we reached as many potential buyers and buyers’ agents as possible. CJ went above and beyond the call of duty each time she was faced with a challenge. I am glad we chose her as our Realtor and enthusiastically give her my highest recommendation.
Excellent service, advice and experience
Recently, CJ Brasiel helped us in the search and purchase of our new home. She provided us with excellent service, advice and experience during this process. She patiently helped us look at many houses and identified the key features that we were looking for in a house and narrowed the search.
She provided very thorough analysis of the market and other important factors to help us make decisions. Finally she handled the price negotiations and lender interactions to our utmost satisfaction and comfort. We highly recommend her for your house search.
S.G. and P.G..
Truly a pleasure
I wanted to take this opportunity to “THANK YOU” for a job well done. I do understand this is a very challenging time for selling property, but despite the setbacks, you were able to get the property sold.
You were very thorough; continuously kept me updated; advised me upon my request(s); always very professional and knowledgeable; and worked diligently with me to get the property sold. Even though you worked with me remote (my living out of state), it was as though you were only a footstep away.
It has truly been a pleasure having you as my Realtor.
A huge resource in so many ways
Over the last year I sold one house and bought another. C.J. Brasiel helped me with both and was a huge resource in so many ways. During the purchase of my new home, she diligently worked with me as I looked at tons of houses and changed my criteria along the way. We finally found the perfect place for me. Once that was decided we closed rapidly and with no fuss. She is a super resource and flexible to boot.
Then we worked on selling my old house. Her suggestions for improving the property to get the best price were spot on and she was really helpful with names of contacts who were reliable and did a great job. The pre-marketing also worked well to get exposure in the neighborhood and with other realtors.
The bottom line is that I had an offer before the first open house! Who could ask for anything else? Finally, my experience with CJ was more than positive, as she understands how stressful, joyful, emotional and important this time is for a family. She does everything she can to make sure the experience goes smoothly. I highly recommend her as a top-notch realtor.
A wonderful asset
C.J. Brasiel @ Fireside Realty was referred to me by a good friend when I decided to sell my house. She has been so energetic, efficient, and charming during this time, it’s been impossible to think of her as a less than a longtime confidante. Her conscientious endeavors to improve the house as if were her own helped greatly in the positive exposure it received.
The photography of all views of the house enhanced the most attractive aspects drawing attention to it both on the internet and in the information box posted on the lawn. Kudos ot CJ. She’s a wonderful asset to Fireside Realty in the Willow Glen area and her website gave my house great exposure all over the Bay Area (and even around the United States). I can’t think of anyone better to represent me, or anyone else in the sale of their most important possession – your home.