Finding our first home
We could not imagine navigating this incredibly competitive market with anyone in our corner other than Maureen! She did everything in her power and worked tirelessly to make sure we found the perfect home for us. We learned so much about real estate during our time working with her - from bidding strategies and valuing a home to how to dissect an inspection report and keep an eye out for any red flags. She also taught us so much about different neighborhoods, fun parts of town, upcoming major changes to an area, and more that only a local would know. She also went above and beyond her role as a realtor at many times throughout the process, some examples being when she ensured the loan appraiser had strong comps to use when evaluating our house, and when we moved in and saw a welcome card and note in our new mailbox. The passion she has for her work shines through, and she truly is a wealth of knowledge in her field. We can't recommend her enough!
Cheers and love,
Erica & Kyle
We had the good fortune of getting to know Maureen Rishi as a neighbor in Los Altos. Though she later moved to the coast, we have remained in touch over the years. She was the first person who came to mind when we started shopping for a home on the coast, as she is the most honest and positive agent we have ever met. She knew just what we needed and was readily available to answer our questions. Every time we needed to communicate about areas of interest or specific properties, Maureen was honest and straightforward with us. She never pushed a sale, but guided us wisely. As she had first suggested, we found just the right beach get away in the community she had envisioned for us. Knowing that our kids were in college, she steered us to a community where they would be excited to spend time too. She managed an off market sale for us with professionalism and expertise. She knew just what to ask the selling agent in order to build the right offer with details that would appeal specifically to those sellers. Her communication skills, warmth, and perseverance made the difference! She used her magic to help us purchase the 2nd home of our dreams within our budget and in an ideal coastal location.
Melanie and Philip
We found a winner in our Santa Cruz Search with Maureen!
"We could not have been more pleased with the professionalism and warmth that Maureen showed during our process for buying our home. She truly paid attention to our needs and the picture of what a home means to us. She worked with everyone associated with the sale so any of our tasks were made easier. Maureen is a easy and wonderful to work with. You know you can count on her! "
Kay and Jay Todd
We finally bought our home with Maureen!
"Maureen Rishi is a great realtor and a wonderful person who recently helped us find our first home in California after being here for twelve years. She worked tirelessly with us through the highs and lows of the very difficult and (at times) frustrating house search, offer and close process. Maureen developed a very professional and courteous relationship with the sellers’ agents and always guided us carefully to ensure we make a reasonable yet strong offer on each of the three properties that we wanted to purchase. Looking for the right home isn’t easy in the San Francisco Bay Area market but when we needed to see a new property on short notice (or see a property for the third or fourth time), Maureen always found time to meet with us on a moment’s notice. Maureen didn’t just provide real estate information and statistics about a particular property, she also provided insights and advice on what properties would be a good fit for us at this stage in our lives. Maureen’s lovely disposition and easy going style made us feel comfortable and confident that we would find a house that was just right for us. We are happy and grateful to have worked with Maureen! "
G and J Simion
My Los Altos home....
Maureen Rishi represented me for the sale of a home in Los Altos, and she did an extraordinary job.
Her experience, integrity and diligence helped overcome some serious obstacles along the way, resulting in a buyer well matched to the home and a higher sale price than expected.
She was calm under pressure, always sincere and positive. Maureen is by far the best realtor I have worked with in either residential or commercial transactions.
Buying our investment home in Santa Cruz
" Maureen was receptive, responsive and dedicated. She helped us find the property we wanted and used her professional skills to close the deal. We will actively recommend her to all of our friends and family members for any real estate services. "
Farid and Mona
Los Altos Listing
"Working with Maureen Rishi to sell our house was such a pleasure. She made everything as easy on us as possible, which was so appreciated. We especially loved her amazing communication skills - we always knew what was going on - and she was very responsive to our several thousand questions. We sold our home in four days and got over our asking price. We would highly recommend her, a five star rating for sure!"
K & P Fox
Stubbornness + Creativity = Perfect Deal
Our amazing race in finding a house in the South Bay started mid-January this year.
We are a young couple, with no real estate experience whatsoever, but with a huge desire to find our spot in the Sunnyvale Fairbrae neighborhood or in its immediate vicinities.We went to visit a couple of Open Houses during the first weekend and met Maureen, the seller’s agent hosting the open house. She was a smiling lady who was very good in answering our silly questions in a informative way and made us feel like we were not that inexperienced after all. That’s how we got to know Maureen. We contacted her around mid February, after loving out on a number of bids with our prior realtor, asking if she was willing to represent us as buyers. In a matter of 2 days we were all setup through her systems, filled questionnaires and she started working on finding our perfect place.
We went to visit several houses with her in the first 2 weeks and she was able to narrow down exactly what we were looking for… she realized how stubborn we were and that we were going to be happy only if we could find a house that was similar to (or we could have turned into) the first Eichler we saw and loved. She pulled creativity and improvisation out of her toolbox and started visiting the neighborhood to do some intelligence; talking to people she was able to figure out there was an Eichler original owner who was very much inclined to sell his property, but did not want to go through all the process required to find a realtor, prepping up the house and put it on the market.
Maureen wrote the owner a letter talking to him about our situation and serious intention to buy the property and a few days later we were invited to visit the house. That same weekend we put in our offer and it was accepted by the owner in less than 48 hours. This was only 4 weeks after we first contacted Maureen.
We were (and still are) at a loss for words to describe the unbelievable job Maureen did. She has taken care of us in every possible way, making us feel like it was her own mission to land us the perfect house at the perfect price for us, in a market that was running crazy everywhere we turned.
We are now in the middle of remodeling the house and cannot wait to see it completed to be able to show Maureen what her contribution was in one of the most important things we are doing in our life.
Alessio & Vivienne
Maureen's magic was able to help me sell first then buy my dream house
"Maureen was able to find a beautiful new home for me in the Santa Cruz area, as well as sell my townhome in Aptos. The timing was important, in order to make it work and she really knew how to make this happen. I was so grateful to experience the full service she provided throughout the experience. She was always available for my many concerns, and from the beginning of our time to the end of closure on both homes was knowledgeable and thorough. Having an experienced dedicated realtor made this experience rewarding for me. Thank you Maureen!! PATRICIA M.
Start to finish in 30 days!
I highly recommend Maureen Rishi as a go to Realtor. She is a high end professional who gets the job done. She recently sold my residence in Sunnyvale, from offer to close in about 30 days, to both my satisfaction and that of the buyer. When I have another property to sell or decide to buy another, My first call will be for Maureen Rishi .
Listing our Sunnyvale Eichler
"Maureen goes above and beyond her call of duty as a realtor. In a heated market, you need someone to go the extra mile for you and Maureen delivers. Her professionalism, sincerity, and attention to detail is impeccable. I highly recommend Maureen for all of your real estate needs." MiMi and Corey S.