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Soly Retter
License #: CalBRE# 01185543

Soly Retter

Top 2% Realtor, GRI, CRS, SRES, ABR, ASP, CIPS
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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408.799.3248
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408.872.3040

As an expert agent who has 20+ years of experience in Santa Clara County, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in this area. You need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to help you find the perfect home matching your criteria at the right price. I will provide you with important information about the area, including comparable sales, neighborhood schools and other local amenities.

Sell a Home When it's time to move, you need an experiences and strong realtor on your side who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close and beyond.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, inspections, making small repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home staying on the market and one that's sold fast. With over 20+ years of experience and my Accredited Staging Professional designation, I can help you accomplish all that and more.

 

After living in 3 different continents I am very sensitive and respectful of different cultures. Fluent in English, Hebrew and Greek.

 
Professional Philosophy
 
I am committed to honest and reliable service and treating people right!
I will continue helping people accomplish their goals through listening and understanding.
I want to be your resource for all your real estate needs, by providing you with current and accurate data so that you can make informative decisions.
 
 
Sellers: I will provide creative marketing strategies to sell your property for the highest price, in the shortest time, with the least inconvenience for you!
 
Buyers: I will patiently listen to your wants and needs and show your properties that meet your criteria, then skillfully negotiate a written offer, with terms approved by you.
 
 
Clients Testimonials
 
While Soly was selling our house in California, my husband and I were living 3000 miles away in Boston. She made it effortless for us to deal with the paperwork remotely, was always available, and got us a price that was 10% higher than any comparable house in our neighborhood had ever sold for. Soly was a pleasure to work with, and has our highest recommendation.
-S & D Rose (sellers)
 
Soly did an amazing job, working tirelessly trying to get the best deal possible. For example preparing contracts at 10pm on a Friday, so we could move forward quickly on the Saturday! She has a wealth of experience in the property business and is very happy to share that knowledge. I highly recommend Soly.
-Richard Greenfield (buyer)

"You were very patient in dealing with the difficult sellers. I appreciated your persistence in trying to get the best deal for me. You also made the process of buying a home for the first time very easy to understand. I felt like you were always looking out for my best interests and always did a good job in explaining all the paperwork. Thank You!!”
-Kristen Honl (buyer and seller)

"I should thank you a grand for saving us a lot in price negotiations. When any problems arose during the escrow period you again demonstrated your skills, resourcefulness and patience in getting the seller and me to come to a resolution for a timely closure. You are being modest when you say, “Retter is Better”. You are not better, you are THE BEST.”
-Shekhar, Sanju & family (buyers)

“Soly negotiated the best possible deals for me on both houses. I am impressed with her perseverance, preemptive planning, and paying attention to the needs of the individual buyer or seller. I wholeheartedly recommend Soly to everybody.”
-Suhas Pathak (buyer and seller)

“You explained each and every term of the real estate lexicon as well as all the legal intricacies. You were ready to meet us and return our calls at every unreasonable hour and on an extremely short notice due to our crazy schedules. Your attention to all the small details has saved us money and trouble, and your help didn’t stop after the close of escrow…”
-Elena & Shimon Grossfeld (buyers and sellers)

“While selling our house Soly was right on target with all her estimates about our expenses and profit. We made a lot more money than we ever dream and that was due in a big way to Soly’s expert panning and suggestions…”
-Akira & Mary Ruth Miura (sellers)

“Your caring for your clients is superb. Your work was fast, thorough, efficient, and very professional. Every week on my day off, I walk with my dog in the park next to my house and I think about you. How lucky I am to have met you, and how grateful I shall always be, knowing that you found me the best house I could have.”
-Batia Arbel (buyer)

“I have been involved on several transactions both as a seller and as a buyer with Soly. She was always available to do whatever was required to make sure that things were completed in a timely manner and to my satisfaction…”
-Tisha Naegele (buyer and seller)

“We wanted to thank Soly for the exceptional job she did selling our house in Cupertino for more money than we even thought was possible. We can’t say enough about the professionalism, knowledge, dedication & honesty of our agent…”
-Jack & Brenda Friedman (buyers and sellers)

“Soly walked us through the work that needed to be done, the paperwork jungle and all the inspections. Soly even help us each find a new house and closed all three escrows on the same day! From beginning to end Soly solved problems, pick up the slack and eased our problems and worries. She ended up saving us lots of money! If Soly says she is going to do something, she does it! You can trust her word and her abilities.”
-Craig Silvestrini (buyer and seller)

"Thank you for being there for us and guiding us every step of the way!"
-Mahesh & Sujata Subramanian (buyers)

“Thanks for all the support and guidance through this process. You made it all seem very easy.”
-Manish & Sumedha Vichare (buyers)

“A real big thank you for your help in making our house purchase easy & stress free. I do believe it is because of your experience that this happened.”
-Steve & Dot Dansey (buyers and sellers)

“Thank you very much for helping us find a house so quickly! I know we couldn’t have done it without you, and we really appreciate how fast you worked to make it happen.”
-Ean & Jennifer Houts (buyers and sellers)

“It has been a pleasure working with you buying our new home in Saratoga and selling our townhouse in Cupertino. It was a lot of work and you deserve kudos for making things happen on time, working so late and being ever so resourceful. Above all, we believe that your understanding of different cultures, and your insight into the uniqueness of each culture, really stood out. We will not hesitate to recommend you.”
-Amitabh Shah & Surbi Sheth (buyers and sellers)

“Your whole approach was extremely professional and service, both before and after the transaction, was absolutely top class. We have caught ourselves more than once discussing that we probably would not have had the whole deal done had it not been for your efficient and meticulous approach.”
-Priya & Pushpak Bapat (buyers)

“We enjoyed very much having Soly as our realtor... We gained a real friend.”
-Nora & Tommy Weiss (buyers)

“In this competitive housing market, it would be hard to imagine not having someone as persistent and detail-oriented as you, representing our interest. We really appreciated the way you stayed on the top of all the small details, which made the entire process virtually painless. Thank you for excellent service and support.”
-Lisa Zelt & Steve McCormack (buyers)

“What I personally liked about Soly was her honesty and non-aggressive manner in helping me evaluate properties, her ability to find properties that matched my personal needs, her consistent hard work and efforts. Soly was a joy to work with, she is very knowledgeable.”
-Christy A. Brooks (buyer and seller)

“Soly spent a lot of time helping us understand what we really want and what we can afford. We appreciate her professionalism, her knowledge of the local market and most important her care about her clients. Soly helped us even in situations that weren’t her responsibility.”
-Alexander Fertelmeister & Susanna Thernov (buyers and sellers)

“With Soly you always have the feeling that she is available, has time and patience to deal with your problems. Anytime we needed her help she was there.”
-Zvi & Anna Bernstein (buyers)

“Thank you for managing a closing process on a very tight timeline with lots of complications! You understood our needs and wishes almost better than we did ourselves. You used your powers of persuasion and your knowledge of local contractors to arrange to get the various jobs done – and on time!”
-Hella Bluhm & Tony Steiber (buyers)

“Soly’s professionalism and confident presence helped to move obstacles and keep the process moving to a successful conclusion even during a hard divorce.”
-Robert A. Solomon (seller)

“Soly was very much business-oriented and focused on selling our house as well as finding me another one within the same school district. Soly was very professional at all times and was on top of everything. Not only did she manage to sell our house in a record time of two days, but she also worked it out to have concurrent escrows on both the selling of our house and the purchase of mine. It was great!”
-Linda Silvestrini (buyer and seller)

“With Soly’s professional help and personal dedication all our concerns vanished in what has finally turned out to be a smooth, simple process. Soly has always been open to our issues, eager to help and clarify, very knowledgeable and responsive. We can recommend Mrs. Soly Retter as a wonderful person and an excellent realtor.”
-Delia & Ilie Garbacea (buyers)

“I found Soly efficient, trustworthy, capable, patient and friendly. She assisted me to buy a house, which meets my requirements and satisfaction. I highly recommend her to everyone."
-Liza Li Leung (buyer)

"I needed my realtor to be very knowledgeable, honest, dedicated and patient in guiding me through my search for the right home, (also) very efficient and especially accommodating with my very little time. Soly has been all that and much more. She negotiated the best deal possible for me, which ended up saving me lots of money. She handled the whole transaction very smoothly, and updated me in every step.”
-Nathalie Tal (buyer and seller)

“Soly represented our personal interests with dedication, and has been continuously on our side for several months assisting in the search for a house until we found the one which completely fulfilled our requirements. We are warmly recommending Mrs. Retter, not only for an excellent performance as a real estate agent but also for her wonderful personality and human values."
-Anat & Yossi Krispin (buyers and sellers)

“She was always accommodating and patient. Soly was very professional and aggressive in getting me the best deal possible. In fact she not only took care of my end of things, she was very helpful in seeing that the sellers felt comfortable about the sale. Each day Soly kept me updated on what had to be done, and made the entire transaction very smooth and efficient.”
-Art Harris (buyer)

“You found us exactly what we were looking for, we were very impressed by your professionalism and sensitivity to our requirements. You bent over backwards to ensure that everything ran smoothly.”
-Nick and Debbie Spicer (buyers)

“You did a great job of working with my difficult schedule, and did a great job in limiting the number of houses I had to review.”
-Bob LoBianco (buyer)

“We had a fantastic experience working with you when we bought this house and sold the old one.”
-Charu & Anjali Rudrakshi (buyers and sellers)

“Not only did we learn a lot from you, we also enjoyed your company. We really appreciate how you worked with us!”
-Nili Helman & Rami Caspi (buyers)

“We really enjoyed working with you and feel you got us the best deal we could have gotten.”
-Tamar & Shai Erlich (buyers & sellers)

“Soly is the most effective agent that we’ve had (and we have had three agents total). She is sufficiently assertive and powerful as a negotiator to get our first offer accepted! We have recommended Soly to our landlord and will definitely recommend her to anyone we know who is in the market to buy or sell a house – especially in the Sunnyvale-Cupertino area.”
-Craig Salling & Virginia Marchman (buyers)

“Very professional and personal. Fit our needs very well. We highly recommend her to others.”
-Amir & Ronit Lev (buyers)

“Buying a new house is mostly a nightmare. With Soly – it is like walking in the park.”
-Gil & Anat Gafri (buyers and sellers)

“Warm and personal treatment. You gave 100% 110% and made us feel like the most important clients. Thank you for everything, we love you, you are great!”
-Zur Nehushtan & Katy Blus (buyers)

“We would like to express our gratitude for your help in selling our house. From the very beginning, you conducted yourself with the greatest professionalism. You were consistently one step ahead in conducting all of the administrative work associated with selling the house. We were very impressed with the fact that you set sensible expectations and obtained the best price on the market for us. Similarly, you were very helpful in making the house presentable for potential buyers. Overall, we were very happy to have you as our realtor and would strongly recommend you to any potential home sellers. Thank you very much again for your help.”
-Lev & Milla Klebanov (sellers)

“We had spoken to a number of real estate agents prior to meeting you and you definitely stood out among them because of your professionalism, knowledge, and demeanor. We really appreciate your experience, candor, thoroughness and work ethic. You repeatedly went the extra mile for us! We thank you very much for all your effort and look forward to recommending your excellent services to our friends and family.”
-Andy Lee & Andrea Zele (buyers and sellers)

"We love our house! We are so thankful that you took the time to hunt it down! I don’t think any other realtor would have been as diligent as you were. It wasn’t luck we have our house, it was your hard work.”
-Mindy and Sam Cramer (buyers)

“Soly has showed exceptional professionalism, responsiveness and involvement. Her cleverness, true kindness and great results make her the best real estate agent we have encountered.”
-Veronique & Nicolo Sertorio (buyers and sellers)

“Our experience, buying our first home with Ms. Soly Retter, was a delight. Soly took the time to understand our needs, our likes and dislikes and to patiently explain the process to us (time and again). Soly made sure we saw the right houses at the right time and that we got the house we wanted (in the face of fierce competition). Once our offer was accepted, Soly made sure everything went smoothly and was dedicated beyond anything we could expect. We warmly recommend her.”
-Omer Reingold & Leah Nutman (buyers)

“I am still pleasantly surprised every time I think about all the time, effort, dedication, and patience you’ve put into finding my family this home… Soly, I very much respect your talent and resourcefulness… I trust your judgments because of your strong principles. From our first meeting to our last, I’ve never felt in the dark about any of our dealings. You’ve always made me feel knowledgeable and empowered in making all my decisions… I admire your empathy for your clients… You understood our needs, our concerns, our fears, and our anxiety… I knew you came highly recommended for your skills in business, but I’ve come to discover that I will highly recommend you for your character and kindness in helping people find homes.”
-Gerlie Ventura (buyer)

Thank you Soly! You directed us to a great investment and worked tirelessly for our benefit. We truly appreciate your hard work.
-Mary & Noel Park (buyers)

Soly, this was my 2nd home purchase with you and for a good reason. You continue to provide excellent advice, service, and experience to this field. Thank you for everything!
-Hitesh Mehta (buyer & seller)

Thank you for the great job you did for us, we really appreciate it. We know it took a great deal of time and effort from you and we are very grateful.
-Lilac & Danny (buyers)

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