Jenny tirelessly supported me through a long and difficult sales process involving great technical detail and several challenging stakeholders, and she did it with supreme competence, compassion and dignity. I always felt she had my back and was able to negotiate the highest possible return. I can't recommend her highly enough.
– Peter Luft
Jenny is one of the best real estate agents I know. She has that natural "real estate DNA gene". She will do everything to help you purchase that house/apt/condo you want. She listens and goes out of her way to help you through the whole process. She is so likeable and good-natured you can't help but become friends with her even after the transaction is over. I recommend her highly!!!
– Linda Joseph
Jenny is hardworking and super responsive. She listened to our initial requirements, but was flexible when our parameters started to change. She always went out of her way to make herself available when we needed her. She was persistent and communicative, which was exactly what we needed in this competitive market.
Jenny is a dynamo. She is organized, informed, very willing to listen to the clients ideas and goals, but knows exactly when to step in with her expertise. I appreciate the fact that she respects the client's insights regarding their property. Once the course is set, she is prepared to deploy her team to their tasks. Unforeseen obstacles are quickly identified, possible solutions are found, and then they are quickly dispatched to go on to the next pressing item. Her negotiating skills are equally comprised of good listening, thoughtful interjection, and a continuing focus on her clients interests. Very strongly recommended.
– Ralph Fong
Jenny did a fantastic job helping us find our new home. To say that she went above and beyond would be an understatement, and we would not have been able to get this done without her patience and guided focus. She became like family to us and really is the very best at what she does. No one knows the east bay market better than Jenny and I wouldn't trust anyone else to buy or sell a home for me in the future.
– Jesse Kulp
My wife and I couldn't be more impressed with Jenny's handling of the sale of our house as well as the purchase of our new house. Jenny's expertise and knowledge of the market left us stunned. Our house sold for 119% over asking and we secured our new house in the best neighborhood for 96% of asking. Once the sales were completed, the white glove treatment didn't stop there. Jenny is still constantly involved by helping recommend finish contractors and painters. She even offered to store our stuff in her basement if we couldn't find a new place in time (luckily we did!). I know she has done this for other clients in the past. I tell my friends that they'd be doing themselves a disservice if they don't take a meeting with Jenny. We will always turn to Jenny for any real estate needs in the future. We highly recommend her!
– Colin Cook
Jenny Wang is simply the best! She is smart, savvy and brings years of experience and knowledge to her job. She is a pleasure to work with and will hold your hand and prepare you for each step in the home selling process. Her style is direct and forthright. Jenny's marketing and negotiating skills enabled us to get top dollar for our house. I couldn't recommend her more highly!!!
– Carolyn Zaslaw
From the very beginning of the process through the end of the sale and follow up, Jenny was absolutely top-notch. Completely organized, totally devoted, and without exception, completely in control of the process. Her knowledge is truly astounding and her perseverance and dedication in making sure everything works for you is unmatched. Most highly recommended real estate agent I've ever had.
– Stephen Miller
First off, this is a long overdo review, given we have been living in the home Jenny helped us to find and buy, for over 6 months. But, after 6 months of settling into our new home and neighborhood, we feel more strongly than ever, the appreciation of having had Jenny's guidance in the home buying process. We met Jenny after walking into McGuire's office in the Elmwood. At the time, we were working with another realtor and interested in properties in Elmwood. Jenny was enthusiastic to share her insights on the nieghborhood, school districts, and even baby gear while we were in the office, all this despite not being our realtor at the time. Needless to say, after several months of disappointment with our previous realtor, we contacted Jenny. She helped us transition realtors professionally and seamlessly and quickly worked to understand what it was we were looking for. She helped put to words what we ourselves had trouble describing as our desires in a new home and neighborhood and helped re-direct our search to the Albany area. During the entire search process, Jenny was patient, professional, and very easy to talk to. At times she was even more critical of homes we viewed than ourselves, pointing out flaws that new homeowners might overlook. It helped working with such a professional, yet unpretentious individual, who shared similar goals in a neighborhood. Jenny continues to check up on us, providing good contractor references and advice on home improvement projects. We would recommend her to anyone we know, particularly looking for East Bay homes, as she is indeed the expert. Most importantly, we love the home & neighbhorhood that Jenny helped us to buy.
– Claire N.
My wife and I were looking to buy our first house, and we weren't sure what to look for in a realtor. We met Jenny at an open house and felt immediately comfortable with her. If you've met realtors at open houses then you know this is not so common. Still, we wanted to "interview" a few realtors before choosing one. So we interviewed Jenny along with some recommendations from friends. Jenny seemed the most authentic, thoughtful and knowledgeable, so we went with our instincts and chose her. We're very glad we did.
First of all, Jenny ended up being an expert in the location we ended up honing in on (the Elmwood/Claremont part of Berkeley). She knew what was out on the market, what was soon coming out on the market, and what was possibly/maybe coming out on the market shortly. In other words, she really knew her stuff.
Secondly, my wife and I were both *very* emotionally invested in this decision (who isn't?), and Jenny was very good at dealing with our ups and downs. We felt that we could ask her any question and express any thought, and Jenny would honestly share her straightforward, professional opinion. She listened to our anxieties. She didn't push us to buy anything, but gave us her own, invariably sound opinion about what was fairly priced and what was not. We felt we had a pro backing us up, who always let us know that the ultimate decision was up to us.
In the end, Jenny told us about a house that was soon to become available, and we were able to see it before it came to market. We made a pre-emptive bid, and we got the house of our dreams. Not only that, but after all of that work, she helped us get bids for some of the work that needed to be done on the house!
I can imagine how someone might feel sick in their soul after going through the process (the search, the bid, the counter-bids, etc.). But as my wife said recently, we felt good about both the process and our decision, and we felt great about our new neighborhood and home. Jenny is a realtor who really wants to make happy neighborhoods, and she certainly succeeded with us.
– Aaron R.
We are thankful every day to be in the home we found through Jenny!
My husband and I had been halfway mulling over the idea of trying to buy a house, but I was hesitant to seriously look due to my concern about finding a good loan. Jenny encouraged us to just take the leap into looking at financing, and we were pleasantly surprised to find we had some options - I honestly don't think I would have started that process without her encouragement. She asked us about our preferences, suggested we drive neighborhoods to get the feel of them, and got us tied into the daily emailed listings of available homes. Between all of us checking listings, we looked at multiple homes, and Jenny could always be counted on to give us her honest opinion of the house and the area, even making sure to remind us of the realities of certain aspects of a home that we were halfway interested in. She also would give us regular positive reminders that the right house would come along.
When an ideal home in Montclair came on the market, we wanted to jump on it. Jenny and I emailed back and forth until after 9 pm that night, and we met even later that night so I could give her our offer. She worked on getting it to the listing agent early the next morning. She was very good about keeping us posted during the offer process, and I feel certain there were many times she was working on it that we weren't even aware of. Her knowledge of the area and her experience with the other professionals involved were invaluable, and enabled us to get the house.
We feel that we got the ideal house for us, at the perfect time. Many times since we moved in, she will reach out and ask if we still love our house - it makes me laugh every time. She truly wants her clients to be happy in their home.
– Kris L.
Jenny Wang is a gem! If you are able to work with her, you will be a very satisfied customer. Jenny helped us sell our house in the Elmwood in 2011 and we were very fortunate to have her on our team.
She did a fantastic job marketing the house and working with prospective buyers. She advocated for us throughout the process and supported us with all the tough decisions (emotional and financial!).
She is extremely knowledgeable about the Elmwood neighborhood, in particular, as she has lived and has worked in the neighborhood for a long time.
Jenny is a conscientious realtor who truly has your best interest at heart. She is extremely reliable and trustworthy, and follows through with every important detail. She is also very patient, and not at all pushy (a common complaint about realtors!)
I think what sets her apart from others is that she *really* goes the extra mile to make sure her clients are happy.
We highly recommend her!
– Monique D.
We loved working with Jenny. Jenny actually listened to what we wanted, and as such she was able to find the right house for us (vs just pushing us to buy whatever house). She was organized, detailed orientated and reliable through every step of the process. Absolutely great!
– Joshua Spanier
Jenny is truly one of the best agents around. Her scrupulous expertise and real estate savviness alone is an asset in our neighborhood/market.
But what really sets her apart is that Jenny goes far above-and-beyond what usual agents will do for their clients. She's the kind of person who literally would roll up her sleeves and say, how can I help? I honestly feel that she has our best interests at heart.
She is right there for you like a good friend would be: upstanding, supportive, thoughtful, thorough, proactive, insightful, patient and efficient. AND as others have said, she does all of that with a smile and a sense of humor.
Work with Jenny, you won't regret it!"
– The Spanier family
Jenny was professional and efficient. She avoided conflicts of interest. She got us a great price. She helped stage and close the house. She helped find contractors to do work that was necessary. The entire operation moved quickly and without a hitch. Mostly, Jenny is ethical and honest and I, teaching in Africa, was totally confident that she carried my best interests throughout and attended to all detail.
– George Stewart
Jenny was as helpful an agent as we could have asked for. She was there for us before, during, and after we closed on our house.
I recommend her with great enthusiasm.
– Nick Greene
I am so thankful to have worked with Jenny over the summer. We sold, purchased and moved in 3 months and there is no way we could have done it without Jenny. Beyond her real estate savviness only experience can earn, her resourcefulness gave us valuable options for the countless services we required. Work ethic, accountability, thoughtfulness, persistence, kindness. She is a gem!
– Tyler S
It was an absolute delight working with Jenny to purchase a second home in the Elmwood. She is thorough, pro-active, collaborative and detail oriented. Her knowledge of the area and the market was a huge advantage, and she kept us smiling throughout the process. Jenny was very communicative and gave us very valuable advice. I strongly recommend Jenny to others who may be looking for an agent.
– Amy Gleeson
Jenny is incredible. Words can't describe how hardworking and dedicated she is. She helped us buy our first home in Oakland, at a time when the market was totally nuts and we felt overwhelmed. She helped us navigate it and NEVER made us feel like we were taking too much of her time (though we took tons of it!) or that we shouldn't try to put in a bid on something even if it was unlikely to be the winning one.
She's willing to do whatever it takes, answers calls, texts and emails early in the morning and late at night (I'm pretty sure she doesn't sleep).
Besides being the person I'd trust the most to make real estate decisions, she's also just really fun to be around. We actually had such a good time in this harrowing process because she was by our side!
– Laura Spiekerman
Jenny helped us find our first home and she was a godsend. My wife and I are firmly convinced that we would not have obtained this home without her. She has an extraordinary amount of expertise. And, because no one is omniscient, where she did not know the answer, she worked diligently and efficiently to get to the bottom of any issue. She also has all the qualities one would look for in an excellent realtor: responsive, attentive, sensitive, patient, knowledgeable, and confident. She is a great problem solver as well. I think the most apt praise for Jenny is that she understands that a good realtor is not only capable of closing the deal but is someone who ensures her client's interests are put first. We trust her and would recommend her to anyone.
– John Le & Madelene Sun