“Thank you Chaya for all your guidance, dedication, and kindness in transforming our dreams of selling our self-built home to making this a reality so we can embark on our new journey! We are truly grateful to you!” -V.F.
“I highly recommend Chaya van Essen! She is not only completely professional but such a pleasure to deal with! She is a very competent real estate agent of the highest caliber. She always returned our calls quickly and was available and always willing to help. We were extremely ecstatic that she was able to get us more than our asking price for our home and I completely attribute that to her skills. I cannot recommend her enough!” -N.S.
“Chaya, you were the North Star of a terribly dismal year – I just want to take a moment to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for all you’ve done for us: overseeing the renovations of our large property and then selling it for top dollar. Your willingness to serve as GM, pulling together the huge array of contracting decisions, navigating household personalities, knowing when the bring me into it and when not to. It was an enormous undertaking and you did it with joy in your heart, humor and finesse, and of course a wealth of experience and knowledge. I am so grateful!” -B.F.
“Chaya, my most heart-felt thanks for the diligent, vigilant, and relentless pursuit in which you engaged to secure the very successful sale and closing of our Moraga property. It took enormous energy and talent to maximize our exceptional sales price and it took incredible, selfless attention to detail to make it all come together under unusual circumstances (Covid-19 lockdowns). Bravo! As a real estate broker myself and a participant as Trustee and Counsel in hundreds of transactions I can say without equivocation that the Moraga Property’s representation by you was truly “Best of Breed!” Thanks again!” -MG
“To refer to Chaya as a “realtor” is a bit like referring to Michael Jordan or LeBron James as mere basketball players. Without a doubt, Chaya is the best of the best! ” -TW
“Chaya van Essen was the perfect agent for us. Selling our property was a very involved project as it was inherited and needed lots of upgrades and we didn’t know where to start. Chaya guided us and gave us specific steps to take regarding what to fix, replace, upgrade and what to leave alone. She negotiated pricing with contractors on our behalf and save us quite a lot of money over what we would have paid otherwise. She then launched our property on the market and got us an excellent price! She works really well with all inspectors, escrow officers and contractors. She’s very professional while also being personable. I will only work with Chaya!” -RM
“When my husband and I were looking to purchase our home, Chaya listened carefully to what was important to us and did a superb job showing us relevant properties that matched what we were looking for. She was very effective with our time and helped us find – in a relatively short amount of time – our perfect home! Chaya is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, the different areas and is a great negotiator. She expertly handled all of our questions and any issues that came up. She oversaw all of the inspections and helped us negotiate a great price. Chaya is the best, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate agent!” -BT
“Chaya van Essen is the ultimate professional driven by her passion for real estate, achieving goals and standards of excellence. She is direct, bold and confident without being arrogant or disrespectful. Integrity, loyalty and honesty are innate in her character and which she believes are essential to any type of relationship or business deal. Chaya will make every effort to help a friend or client and if she says she’ll do something, it will get done! She’s a class act – it’s just that simple.” -SS
“Chaya sold my 40-unit apartment building for more money than any other commercial real estate agent said I could sell it for, and she sold it TO a commercial real estate agent! They had all advised me of a maximum price I could get for the building, but Chaya challenged me and said she could get it sold for more. So I gave her the listing and she elicited so much interest that we received multiple offers within a week! Chaya attended all inspections and negotiated every detail throughout the escrow phase. We ended up closing escrow 10.5% higher than the highest price the other commercial agents had quoted me. Chaya knows her numbers and knows how to position a property on the market to attract the highest possible price. I would urge you, if you’re even slightly thinking of selling a property, talk to Chaya van Essen. You’ll be in great hands and I promise you, you’ll only want to work with her!” -BF
“I had previouslly worked with other top agents in town but they couldn’t sell my home. Chaya then sold my home for a fantastic price, and the buyer was a real estate company owner in town! She got him to buy the property and made sure everything went as smooth as possible during escrow. I was so impressed with Chaya and I’ll only use her from now on to sell my properties. You’ll love her too because she’s simply the best.” -MT
“Chaya van Essen was on the opposite side of the table on our transaction. An absolute professional at all times, she represented her client at the highest level of effectiveness, intelligence, creativity and efficiency. Chaya was a consummate team player who guided a difficult transaction in hard times through to a successful conclusion leaving all parties very pleased with the outcome.” -DP
“I would like to commend Chaya van Essen for all that she’s done for us with regards to getting our property sold. She’s very professional, timely, and has the know-how it takes to get the job done. She managed to get our property in Bel Air sold even during this sudden downturn in the market. She’s wonderful and we can count on her to pull through for us in any market condition. We feel confident in recommending her to our friends and will work with her in the future for any of our real estate needs.” -MT
“Chaya is that rare combination of the total professional who has exceptional talent and experience along with compassion and a true caring heart.” -DR