Not having been through a real estate transaction in 30 years, I am so grateful that when I asked my best friend if she knew of a really good realtor, she pulled out her phone and immediately connected me to Deborah Kehrberg with Compass, Woodside – a blessing.
Deborah is skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. She worked directly with us. She took the time to get to know and understand us and our goals as her clients and was great with both big picture and strategy as well as with the details. Between her personality, experience and understanding of our property, Deborah was able to easily provide great resources to prepare our home for market from gardeners to painters and window washers to stagers, making the property preparation so much easier and more effective. She gave solid advice and personally added finishing touches like beautiful displays of orchids in several rooms and even a good luck welcoming bowl of green apples on the kitchen table.
Deborah is a clear and timely communicator who made everything transparent for us. She is a pleasure to work with and treats your home as she would her own. She made what can be a very stressful process into a streamlined one. We were so pleased that we asked her to be our buying agent as well. Results: a very unique 113-year-old historic home sold in a week with multiple offers. With gratitude, we highly recommend Deborah Kehrberg.
March 6, 2021
It was such a pleasure to work with Deborah. She is very competent, knowledgeable, and friendly. From the start of our seach, Deborah was dedicated and proactive in helping our family find our dream home! She made sure the transaction was smooth while representing us with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. She continuously followed up with us through phone calls and emails to make sure all our needs were met.
Thank you for guiding and representing us through the home buying process!
July 16, 2020
"Deborah is knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. She was very attentive to my needs before, during, and after the sale of my home. She arranged all of the needed maintenance and staging and went far beyond what I expected in a very timely manner. Deborah sold my home quickly and with her knowledge made it an easy process for me, while keeping me updated with phone calls and emails, which I greatly appreciated."
July 15, 2020
Over a period of nine months, our family worked with Deborah. We had lived in our home for more that twenty-eight years. Deciding to put our house on the market made us realize that we needed help. The focus suddenly became finding out all that we needed to do in order to have home ready to show to agents and potential buyers.
Deborah has years of experience. She makes the statement that she will treat the sellers’ home as if it were her home. She put so much time into talking with us and helping us set up a time plan. Getting a house ready to be sold is a huge job. We had to improve the property inside and outside of the house. We put many hours into sorting and deciding what we needed to remove and what was important for us to keep. Deborah personally helped with so much of what needed to be done. She recommended excellent people who worked to improve the house and the gardens.
Hours after the For Sale Sign was in front of our house, everything dramatically was changed. COVID 19 caused us to need to shelter in place. Suddenly showing and selling a house was a very different challenge. We were living in our house when it was for sale. Prospective buyers and agents had to follow very specific rules for everyone’s safety. Deborah had the job of showing and selling our house and keeping aware all of the statewide and county regulations.
Thank you Deborah for all that you did, with listing and selling our home.
Jennifer and Richard Gonzales
June 04, 2019
We cannot thank you enough for all your help finding our home. We don't feel like we could have made this happen without you. Your attention to detail and knowledge about the market really paid off. You were willing to work all night on our offer and followed up with the seller’s agents after it was submitted. We credit you for having the offer accepted within a few hours!
We love our new home. Perfect fit for us. Thank you again!
Truly grateful for your help and support during this process!
May 28, 2018
You are amazing! Over the years you have kept your eye out for a property that fit our criteria and sent us various listings in a thoughtful, non-obtrusive way. But you always knew that there was one specific property we really wanted. The second it came on the market, you were there. You tracked us down when we were on spring break and immediately gave us the lay of the land.
We learned that timing is everything in real estate. Thank goodness you already knew this! Your sense of strategy in this tough market was exactly what we needed, and we so appreciated your patience as we worked through our decision from afar. When we did decide to go for it, you were completely prepared. You had stayed late at the office getting everything ready in case, so it took no time at all to get our offer out (and accepted!!). We were very impressed with the professionalism, follow-through, and incredible attention to detail of you and your team.
We highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy in this tough market!
March 6, 2018
Dear Erika and Deborah:
George and I have been very happy with your work in representing us in the marketing and selling of our Portola Valley home.
We were out of state when we decided to sell, and you took care of everything.
Neither of us have ever experienced realtors who work so diligently and efficiently and produced such excellent and quick results.
We are happy to recommend you to anyone seeking to sell a property.
Suzanne and George
I am pleased to say that Deborah was our real estate agent and helped us with the purchase of our first home, in the tough market of Silicon Valley.
At the end of the day, Deb was our advocate. Through her frequent check-ins and updates and thorough offer review process, we always knew we were getting the best from Deb and she was going to fight for us to find our dream home.
There were times that my husband and I wanted to throw in the towel after losing out on several homes, but Deb always demonstrated hustle and tenacity to find us the next best thing. She encouraged us to ask the right questions and pay attention to things you can't always see on paper.
She listened to our concerns and reassured us when we had our doubts. She was comprehensive in her review of paperwork and never missed so much as a dot over the i or cross of the t. She was also very available for us and operated with great flexibility. We had demanding work schedules to accommodate and she made it happen.
We highly recommend Deb to anyone searching for their next dream home and you will not be disappointed!
Jennifer K Mease
Google - People Operations
Teach for America
October, 30, 2016
Just a short note to thank you for your professionalism and courtesy these past few months relating to the sale of our home. You handled all matters with our comfort in mind including the repairs, staging and marketing of our home.You listened to me regarding the price and handled the buyer with understanding and firmness which resulted in an optimal price for the sale.
I will encourage my friends and others to contact you should they wish to purchase or sell a home. You were incredibly pleasurable to deal with and have our thanks and respect.
Deborah and Erika were fantastic to work with! Deborah and Erika Demma spent extra time going through every detail of our home purchase in Portola Valley, helping us negotiate to get the very best price. They were excellent with timely advice, calm, trustworthy and highly professional. They even took the extra time to help with the scheduling of meetings with contractors and inspectors. They were absolutely fantastic!
September 12, 2015
"The real estate market is challenging to say the least. It is a very "hot" market and all transactions are in the sellers favor. Buyers have to be prepared to act quickly with concise guidance from real estate brokers who know the market and can help navigate the complexities that may come up with any real estate transaction. Deborah did an exceptional job for my wife and I to ensure that we were successful in landing our dream home in Woodside, CA. Her knowledge of the local market is second to none and she worked with us to get through every hurdle we had to overcome to ensure we would walk away as owners of our new house.
Deborah is not the kind of broker who is purely looking to make a sale. She had our interests at heart from day one and represented us and our needs from start to finish. She was very good at checking in with us on a daily basis to make sure we met all our deadlines as part of the escrow process. Most importantly, Deborah was there to welcome us as friends and neighbors to our new community once we closed escrow and the title was on record. She has continued to help us get acquainted with our new neighbors and help us set up all the necessary items that come with homeownership (i.e. Gardeners, Painters, Utilities, etc). Her guidance and counsel made what is usually a very frustrating process, seem easy and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Bay Area / Peninsula."
Thank you Deborah!
James & Caitlin Rozzi
I wanted to personally thank you for all your help over the years and in particular your invaluable assistance in finding and helping guide us through the purchase of our new home.
Philip J. Monego,
Deborah and Jim,
Just a quick note to thank you for all the work you both did to sell our home. It was a long process in a difficult market and your advice and guidance was invaluable! It's difficult to have your home on the market with a young family and Deborah was incredibly accommodating to our unique needs, making the process so much easier. During the close, when we had several complications, your pro-activeness in getting us connected with the right contractors quickly, helped keep the sale on track and led to a very smooth transition.
We so appreciate all your support during this very difficult process---looking forward to working with you again when we begin the process of finding a new home!
Ali and Katie Ebrahim
I wanted to send you a note thanking you for all of the wonderful support you provided Mark and I through the sale of our home and the purchasing our new home in Portola Valley. The speed of which this all took place was amazing to us and many others. This could not have been accomplished without your daily management and experience to help guide us through this process.
The vendors that you selected to help prepare our home for sale were all very professional, expedient and efficient. This enabled us to put our home on the market in record time and then have it sell within six days. This made the financial burden significantly less then we originally thought it might.
I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking to purchase a home in the Portola Valley and Woodside areas. You made the experience a manageable event with a minimum amount of chaos and uncertainty. Good luck in all your future en devours.
Ruth and Mark
On behalf of my wife and I, I wanted to take a moment to thank you, Jim and Holly for the outstanding, friendly service you provided in helping us to obtain our "end of the rainbow" home in Woodside. If not for your diligence in continuing to show us opportunities as they came up after we had given up on finding the right property for us that we could afford, we would not have known about the perfect home/property for that we had previously thought was unattainable. We feel very fortunate to have found the property, and to have been able to purchase it for a price that was better than we had thought possible.
I had not previously worked with agents that operate as a team as you, Jim and Holly do and therefore did not appreciate the benefits to your approach. You were on top of every detail, every step of the way and I was always able to get a hold of someone immediately throughout the entire process and afterwards as needed. I was also impressed with your follow up with the smallest details, beyond which we could have expected. What might have been a complicated and stressful transaction was very simple and painless the process went like clockwork.
It has been a pleasure working with you, Jim and Holly and I would be more than happy to recommend your team to anyone looking for the very best respresentation on either side of a real estate transaction.
Dear Ms. Kehrberg:
The letter concerns my experience with you as one of two real estate agents representing my father's Trust in the sale of his Woodside residence.
You and your partner, Jim McCahon, were recommended to me by my sister who lives in the Bay Area. She told me she had met you at another property that she was evaluating to get an idea of what my father's residence might be worth in a sale. She was impressed enough when she evaluated you against other agents she had met that she recommended The Trust hire you and your partner.
Although I have never personally met you or your partner, because I live outside of California, I appreciate the work you did in marketing and showing the property in order to bring us a buyer and complete the sale in a timely fashion. My impression was that you always acted in a professional manner and represented the property well. My sister reported to me that you always did what you said you would and went out of your way to help.
Therefore, I thank you for the work you did on behalf of my father's Trust, as represented by my sister and me.
Very truly yours,
Jerome W. Bettman, Jr., M.D.
2930 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062