Testimonials

There were 5 offers on the house, and Karen managed to seal the deal for us.

The home we ended up buying in Palo Alto, was a home that we really liked—and we weren't’t alone. There were 5 offers on the house, and Karen managed to seal the deal for us.

Alan & Heather S. |
Home Buyers |
Palo Alto

They negotiated a price that exceeded our expectations.

We are now living in a neighborhood that perfectly meets our needs, in a home that is everything we wanted and more. And, because Rebecca and Karen are real pros, they negotiated a price that exceeded our expectations, a price we believe that no other agent could have pulled off.

Ben & Jordi W. |
Home Buyers |
Ladera

We felt so taken care of...

Thank you both so much for your guidance and expertise throughout the entire home buying process. We felt so taken care of and lucky to have been working with you.

Brian & Connie F. |
Home Buyers |
Menlo Park

The aspect that impressed us most in working with both of them was the vision and marketing plan that they had in mind for the sale of our condo and then putting the steps in place to ensure those plans were carried out. The lead-up momentum and excitement created for our place lead to 2 very solid offers just as it hit the market.  Both offers were higher than we expected and we closed on one of them soon after

Danny & Yuko H. |
Home Sellers |
Menlo Park

Rebecca is an incredible real estate agent, she was always available to me, super professional, and closed our deal even up against 15 other offers! I would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone buying or selling a home.

Dominique G. & Julene J. |
Homer Buyers |
Los Altos

Karen and Rebecca WORK, really work — intelligently and effectively; with energy, spunk, and a smile.

The world of service is a varied landscape: there are those who talk a good story, and those who work well; those who want to, and those who can; those who keep trying, and those who get tired, the “let me get my work done” crowd, and the “what can I do for you” people...  Karen and Rebecca   WORK, really work — intelligently and effectively; with energy, spunk, and a smile.  They bring to the table knowledge, integrity, and family values.  They jump in both feet (all four feet?) and become an ally in bringing about a successful transaction.  They get results.  Did any one say “realtor for life”?  Did anyone say “loyal friends”?  Did anyone say YOU GO, GIRLS?!

Ed & Sabina B. |
Home Sellers & Buyers |
Menlo Park

Our emotional attachment to the house, the endless decisions on sale timing, presentation, etc. and impossible paperwork requirements, were taken care of by you in what amounted to nearly a 'fun way'.

Frank & Mimi M. |
Home Sellers |
Palo Alto

It was comforting to know that we were in good hands at all times.

We bought and sold during the holidays, which are already stressful, and Karen and Rebecca managed everything with ease and finesse that saved us from duress.  We knew we could count on them to cover every detail, large or small, at every step of the process.  It was comforting to know that we were in good hands at all times.  We would highly recommend Karen and Rebecca to any persons looking for excellence in the real estate industry.

Glenn & Di G. |
Home Sellers & Buyers |
Ladera

Your expertise, personal feedback and honesty helped us move into our dream home.

Javier S. & Karen B. |
Homer Buyers |
Menlo Park

You took the time to learn what was important to us.

We felt confident that you were looking out for us, because you understood what we were looking for in a house, a neighborhood, and an investment. You took the time to learn what was important to us. We were not sure exactly where we should look, and you gave us suggestions based on value for dollar and quality of life.

Jeff & Liss S.

From our first meeting to the close of escrow, it could not have gone smoother. Your determination, optimism, and organizational ability made me feel confident that I was dealing with solid professionals.

Jerry Trainer |
Home Seller

A pleasure to work with them, and I would use them ( or their referral ) again anytime !

Karen and Rebecca were fantastic to work with, and I recommend them without reservation. 

They helped our family get the most for our home, and even though I have bought and sold numerous homes, their expertise and diligence helped my family get the maximum value with the minimum effort....and avoid the headaches and pitfalls that were there had we not chosen wisely. 

A pleasure to work with them, and I would use them ( or their referral ) again anytime ! 

Jim B. |
Home Seller

Should we move back to the area we will undoubtedly give you a call.

Your performance was exceptional, and we would recommend you to anyone selling or buying a home in the Portola Valley area. Should we move back to the area we will undoubtedly give you a call.

Joel & Gail M. |
Home Sellers |
Ladera

Their entire focus on executing my priority (and non-priority) wishes was remarkable.

In my 15 years in business, I’ve worked with very few people who match Karen and Rebecca’s level of professionalism, follow-through and extraordinary attention to detail. Their entire focus on executing my priority (and non-priority) wishes was remarkable. More importantly they really listened to me, and anticipated my needs better than I could have myself. In fact, they took the entire burden of managing and coordinating every step of the sales process off my shoulders, which made my experience even more enjoyable.

Karin M. |
Home Seller

I greatly appreciated your attention to my specific needs and as a first-time home buyer, I was grateful for all of the hand-holding that you offered as I walked through the process.

Larre S. |
Home Buyer |
Palo Alto

We couldn’t have done it without them.

When we decided to relocate to the Bay Area from Del Mar, we contacted family friends to get recommendations for real estate agents to help us in our new home search in Menlo Park. Of course, Karen Fryling and Rebecca Johnson were the first agents recommended to us because of their strong presence in Ladera, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. To start, Karen met with us and took us around different areas that would fit our criteria. Then once we narrowed our focus and found a house we loved in Ladera, they helped us win the home in a multiple offer situation. They made sure our escrow, rent-back, and repairs went smoothly. Now we are looking forward to moving into our new home. 

Lea & Jamie G. |
Home Buyers |
Ladera

The whole process from house preparation to the close of escrow was smooth and well managed.

Your knowledge and experience with the housing market resulted in a quick sale at an outstanding price. The whole process from house preparation to the close of escrow was smooth and well managed.

Lianne G. |
Home Seller |
Palo Alto

They over performed in all aspects...

We couldn't be happier with our house-selling experience with Karen and Rebecca. They over performed in all aspects from collaborating on setting the price, to staging the property, to presenting the property to a significant number of qualified, interested buyers, to helping negotiate the right deal.

Linc & Robin H. |
Home Sellers |
Ladera

You made is all seem effortless.

In the competitive Bay Area market, I wanted top notch professionals that were knowledgeable, detailed, and responsive. My experience of my home sale was extremely positive! You made is all seem effortless.

Lisa J. |
Home Seller

Now, the word is out: Shhhhhhh!!!!!!

Rebecca Johnson is like a discovery that you want to keep all to yourself. We hardly want to share her real estate prowess, perpetual positive attitude and expertise in all things Peninsula. However, in all fairness to her dedicated efforts, we would be completely remiss to stay quiet. Could you really blame us, though? After all, Rebecca was quick to learn our preferences, no matter how quirky. She kept us focused, while also helping us to explore real alternatives. She gave us her time, attention and patience as if we were her most upscale clients. (Most importantly, she found a house for us that couldn't make us more content and happy. Now, the word is out: Shhhhhhh!!!!!!

Lyndon W. & Laura L. |
Home Buyers |
Menlo Park

To say that close of escrow was easy would be an understatement. I have never been through a legal proceeding that was handled with such speed, precision, and professionalism.

Marcy B. |
Home Buyer

How can we thank you enough for what was an absolutely wonderful experience! We loved working with you both and have already passed your names on.

Matt & Amanda S. |
Home Sellers |
Menlo Park

We were clearly in the hands of two professionals who knew how to take care of their clients.

From viewing prospective properties to writing up the offer and having it accepted, to coordinating the loan, nothing escaped your notice and all proceeded extremely smooth. We were clearly in the hands of two professionals who knew how to take care of their clients.

Michel B. & Mary W. |
Homer Buyers |
Menlo Park

Their expertise and experience gave us unwavering confidence that the house would sell quickly, and at a very favorable price, and that is exactly what happened.

Nancy N. |
Home Seller |
Ladera

Your team work gave us the best of all worlds.

We will certainly recommend you to any prospective buyer and seller! Your team work gave us the best of all worlds. Thank you again for making both transactions -- the purchase in our new home and the sale of our old home -- such a success! All within an amazing 30 days

Pamela & Stephen E. |
Home Sellers & Buyers |
Menlo Park

We have remarked more than once that we benefited significantly from your ability to help us write a solid offer, present it on our behalf, and have it readily accepted.

Patrick C. & Peter S. |
Homer Buyers |
Ladera

Once we found the perfect home, we felt comfortable relying on your expertise to successfully close the deal—from contract ratification to escrow close.  And equally important to us, your network of pre-sales associates—from foundation experts to pool service companies—guaranteed that we would have no “unhappy surprises” after we moved in.

Paul F. & Susane E. |
Home Sellers & Buyers |
Atherton

We cant thank you enough...

for making the sale of our home such a stress-free and successful process. We especially appreciated the guidance and reassurance that you provided along the way.   Your staging, marketing and pricing of theproperty were executed flawlessly.  We honestly can't think of anything the two of you recommended that we would or should have done differently.  It's obvious that you not only enjoy what you do, but you also enjoy working together, and your combined knowledge and personal experience in the Menlo Park market area are a great asset to your clients.

Peter S. & Ellen F. |
Home Sellers |
Menlo Park

Rebecca helped us identify, weed out, reconsider, and when we got discouraged, she pumped us up and patiently took us to look some more. When we finally found OUR house she made the paperwork seem like nothing. We believe her skill at presenting our offer got us the house out of 7 competing offers.

Rick & Judy R. |
Home Buyers

We had a virtually pain-free selling process this spring, and secured a new home quickly, avoiding a long process and the hassles many other buyers experienced in an extremely competitive market.

Scott & Janet S. |
Home Sellers & Buyers |
Ladera

No detail was overlooked.

I was kept informed, advised wisely, and the follow-through was impeccable. No detail was overlooked.

Sean H. |
Home Seller |
Palo Alto

These women know what they are doing.

Without their advice and expertise I am convinced we would not have gotten such an excellent sale price for the house. Every suggestion they made turned out to be valuable. In addition, they made all of the data available to us in an easy-to-assess format, handled the "administrivia" of preparing the house for sale and provided a smooth and seamless paperwork process. Since this was done long distance, these various aspects of the transaction were particularly important.

Suzanne M. |
Home Seller

Karen and Rebecca have an impressive combination of market knowledge and professionalism that made a huge difference in our home buying experience.

T.J. & Olivia R. |
Homer Buyers |
Ladera

We thought this would be a stressful time but as it turns out, and thanks to you, we felt the process went smooth and seamless

Travis & Emily P. |
Home Buyers |
Menlo Park

They made a very stressful time go exceptionally smooth.

The most impressive part of our experience with Rebecca and Karen came when selling our home. From the minute we said "go," they had inspections, reports and all the details ready within days. They made a very stressful time go exceptionally smooth which culminated in multiple offers on the table the day of the broker's tour!

Xavier & Laura L. |
Home Sellers & Buyers |
Woodside