San Mateo County Real Estate
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With my 25+ years experience, my network of industry professionals and my expert knowledge of the local market, I can get your home SOLD diligently and confidently
San Mateo County Real Estate
San Mateo County, California covers a major portion of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes many cities/real estate markets like Hillsborough homes for sale and Burlingame homes for sale. These are 2 of the most upscale and sought after markets around. They include multi-million dollar homes and eye popping mansions. Many more cities/real estate markets offer up a dizzying diversity of beautiful neighborhoods and San Mateo County homes for sale. Most of these are well known and include the City of San Mateo real estate, Belmont real estate and San Carlos real estate. They include Milbrae homes, Redwood Shores homes and Foster City homes. Click on any of these to find out more about their features and property details.
San Mateo County real estate is also known for its amazing array of coveted locations. Some of these are near the bay. Others are near the foothills, woodlands and lakes. Thousands of homes have amazing views.
San Mateo County Real Estate and Lifestyle
San Mateo County’s thriving cities often have a small town feel that comes with lots of big city amenities. Most cities have an historic downtown area and many historic homes. Modern features blend with the old, as San Mateo County homes for sale often cover the gamut, from pre-war to present day choices. Homes for sale typically offer the added benefits of safe neighborhoods and ease of commuting. Plenty of inventory in both urban and suburban neighborhoods and homes keeps San Mateo County real estate at a high level of popularity with a broad spectrum of buyers.
Miles of open space preserves and walking trails, coastal and waterfront venues, woodlands and simply gorgeous scenery define much of what the County is all about. San Mateo County homes for sale near these features are some of the best money can buy. People interested should also expect to find plenty of family-friendly, close-knit neighborhoods and excellent craftsmanship in both established and newer homes for sale. They should expect to find homes for sale, from modest to opulent styles and floor plans and well suited for every level of gracious living.
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What My Clients Are Saying…
It goes without saying that we would recommend Carmen in a heartbeat to anyone thinking of selling a home in San Mateo County. Her professionalism, expertise, honesty, and sincerity will ensure that you will not only have a successful sale, but you will enjoy the “journey”! Thank you, Carmen, for all you have done for us!
My three children had inherited a condo from their father. Because the condo was vacant for more than a year since the last tenant, the kids had lost a great amount of rental money. Carmen Miranda came to the rescue. She provided excellent recommendations for various repairs and improvements prior to listing it. She contacted and scheduled the contractors upon the 3 kids' approval. With her recommendations and assistance, all of the painting, kitchen remodeling, removal of carpets and replacement with hardwood floor, cleaning and staging, the condo looked awesome that the kids got multiple offers. It was sold and closed less than two months at a price more than they expected.
Carmen is extremely knowledgeable. She knew how to make the house look its best in order to sell for top dollar. Her home staging consultant and professional photographer are top notch as well and the overall presentation really made a difference.
Carmen is smart, hard working, dedicated and wonderful to work with. I am always impressed with her ideas and would definitely work with her again. Great job!
Carmen has the knowledge and experience to embrace the real estate profession.
She’s a hard worker, enjoys what she does, dedicated, detailed oriented and results driven. She is honest, a good listener and undertanding. Her caring ways make you feel comfortable to talk to about your goals on selling your home. Camen is knowlegable with the current real estate market and trends and is able to explain her work style, management and strategies. She provides a top notch real estate support team equiped with state of the art technology to professional and uniquely market my home. My home sold within 12 days with multiple offers that she negotiated at the highest possible price.
Carmen~ Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
This review should have been done months ago. I will update yelp as well. Thank you again for everything.
Carmen gave us 3 options/strategies for a list price. We ended up with 5 offers and ended up countering the two cash offers and accepted an offer that was 65k over our strategic list price. I'm checking the bank account this Friday for a big wire transfer.
- Carmen picks up phone or returns calls within a few minutes. Texts are responded to quickly as well.
- She doesn't double end deals.
- She brought us great offers
- She's on your side and you know it.
The rehab process included: painting the interior and exterior, refinishing the hardwood floors including the stairs, repairing a small portion of the roof, changing the locks, remodeling the bonus room, installing a new kitchen with all new appliances and fixtures, installing a new bathroom vanity, resurfacing the bathtub, fixing a broken fence, as well as cleaning and sprucing up the backyard.
After impressing me and my family with the rehab, Carmen diligently worked to bring us impressive offers within days of listing. We accepted the first offer which completed escrow in less than two weeks. I recommend Carmen because I don't think there is anyone more capable to affably, earnestly and creatively endeavor a project of this magnitude and make the sale within weeks. I can't stop talking about her spectacular performance to my girlfriend because she really is one of a kind.
Before choosing a real estate agent, I conducted a lot of research to see who would be the best choice based on the investment they make into selling the property (time and effort, not necessarily financially) and how they promote their listings. Carmen Miranda stood out as the best San Mateo had to offer. Her rankings are excellent, her social media presence was strong, and I could tell she put a lot of work into her listings. I spoke with Carmen and then met with her at my home. She spent hours answering my questions, explaining how long her listings typically stay on the market, and providing tons of info on comps in the area. I was concerned that my childhood house, which was located in a neighborhood of similar homes, would be tough to sell. Carmen made the process incredibly easy and took extra steps many other Realtors don't (but should), like having a pro come and stage my home, having professional photographs taken, and much more. When I saw my listing I was blown away. Her hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off. My listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition. Multiple offers came within a week of the house hitting the market. I've recommended Carmen Miranda to everyone I know. She is a true professional and a
genuinely nice lady. I realize it won't always be this easy to sell your home, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better Realtor.
I am a Chief Scientist, recently retired, from a Palo-Alto based company that is the world’s leader in building high tech commercial communications satellites. I worked for almost 50 years as a rocket scientist, lead technologist, space satellite architect and project manager where I often had to lead teams and evaluate personnel.
But I never had to prepare my home for sale before.
I’ve known Carmen as a neighbor and casual friend for most of the 22 years I’ve lived in Redwood Shores. I included her on my interview list. I knew she was a competent real estate agent, as indicated by her achievement of Diamond Certified status. My experiences with other Diamond Certified professionals had been excellent, so I decided to go with Carmen Miranda, at Alain Pinel Realtors.
I made that decision in 2014. Carmen then exercised her team of contractors to develop a remodeling and repair plan that included suggested cost-effective upgrades to my home prior to the sale. But after starting the sales process, I changed my mind about selling. I realized I didn’t want to leave my lovely home. I was embarrassed to tell Carmen after all the work she had put in, but she didn’t seem to mind.... as long as I was “safe and happy,” she said.
A few months later I changed my mind again... back to selling. Then back again to not selling. For more than three years I dithered, back and forth, while I explored many different options: places to live; what to do with my life; and assessed my finances, health status, personal relationships and so on. I often found myself running my ideas by Carmen. She would listen, intently, and then help me to organize my thoughts so as to better understand what it was that I wanted, for myself and my family.
It was only early this year that I finally decided it was time to sell my home. The first task was to put it in the best shape possible. I worked with Carmen, and her team of experienced, professional, contractors to develop a plan of what to upgrade, what to leave alone and what to repair. Carmen was practiced in listening to the “Voice of the Customer.” She knew what was important to a perspective Buyer of my property and kept us focused on providing value in those areas.
Carmen choreographed the teams of inside and outside workers: demolition and construction, electrical, paint, lighting, plumbing, cleaning, patio and walkway paving, landscapers, fencing, etc. I had control over all expenditures and design decisions though I found I could leave many of the aesthetic details to these professionals. When appropriate Carmen suggested different contractors, and multiple bids, or less expensive alternatives.
Carmen was also committed to full disclosure, in writing, of any and all items that might concern potential buyers. Her experience taught her the value of learning the true condition of a home and sharing that information with the potential Buyers. She had experienced, professional, independent inspectors examine the house and write a detailed report of their findings. Carmen disclosed, and discussed, those findings with each serious bidder because she didn’t want the new owner to be surprised by any detail of the house condition.
When the house was ready for sale Carmen was at her finest. Her choice of Stager (Nancy at Habitat Enhancements), led to a startling presentation of my home that I was proud to show to all the people who stopped by to see the Open Houses. But Carmen went all out in her marketing. In addition to the listings, beautiful brochures, delicious ice cream and advertisements, she produced a spectacular 5-minute long video of my home site (inside and out) and surrounding neighborhood. The video included aerial views from drones that showed the wonderful setting of Shorebird Island (the private island and gated community where my waterfront home sits) and Redwood Shores. The inside of my home showed to perfection. My family and friends back East, who viewed the video, were amazed at the place where I lived. I have to admit...I was amazed too. In all the years’ I’ve lived at my home on Shorebird Island I had never tired of the view: the abundant bird life, greenery and sunlight just outside my windows. The new presentation reminded me why it was so difficult for me to decide to leave. Though I sold my lovely home for significantly more than my asking price, I feel the new owner got a bargain.
Thank you, Carmen Miranda. I highly recommend you for anyone desiring excellence and good friendship in a real estate agent.
Please feel free to contact me by email if you want more information.
Walter Gelon, PhD
Chief Scientist (retired)
This is demonstrated by her securing a house for us in the Peninsula area within a tight budget and timeline in the tough summer market. We met her two months before we moved to this area and she presented us with hard facts and solid data, and we decided right away she's the one. Upon our arrival, she led us through house hunting and the complicated negotiation process. After the closing, we were supported by her all-encompassing network of trustworthy house renovation contractors. We got to use the spare time and chance to settle down in our new house before the school started.
Mission accomplished by working with Carmen!
Carmen also knew the local and Bay Area market very well, and she had a great deal of experience with other homes in and around our development. So, her advice on pricing and on when to list, when to hold open houses and when to accept bids, were all spot on. Carmen also impressed us tremendously with her dedicated and tireless attention to detail, her availability and responsiveness, her tenacity in staying on top of the process every step of the way and keeping us informed at all times.
But what really sets Carmen way above the rest, and where we believe we got our money's worth, is her very savvy negotiation skills and her keen understanding of the psychology of home purchasing. When we started receiving offers, Carmen carefully evaluated each of them, masterfully and ethically communicated with the buyers' agents and recommended responses and counter-offers that allowed us ultimately to sell at substantially over our asking price, which was a record in our development at the time.
Please speak to Carmen before choosing your next realtor to buy or sell a home.
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