June 17, 2023

I would like to offer my enthusiastic recommendation of Deborah Kehrberg. I live out of state and
needed to sell a home in Emerald Hills. When I interviewed Deborah I was struck by Deborah’s keen
sense of how to market the unique home and her practical vision of what was needed to dress the house up for market. Although the home was close to sale-ready, I expected getting it to market to be a struggle that would require multiple trips to the area to take care of the inevitable elbow grease, details, and surprises. The trips were not necessary! Deborah took the bull by the horn and facilitated and coordinated all the needed work!

Deborah was an amazing facilitator during the preparations. She had a number of construction
professionals that were, surprisingly, almost immediately available to address our needs.  A couple of surprises came up during inspections. Deborah took everything in stride and adeptly lead through the issues. Before we knew it we were ready for market, right on time according to Deborah’s original plan. Honestly, looking back on it, I can’t imagine Deborah had much time for anything other than preparing this one home for market. Her drive, focus, and attention to detail exceeded my expectations.

I can’t say enough about all the efforts, labor, and organization that Deborah personally put into
preparing the home for sale. Once the home hit the market she kept me informed of showings and interests. When we did receive an offer, her experience in negotiating ensured that the best sales price was attained. In the end we sold the home for what Deborah expected to sell it for when we originally listed.

Deborah and her team were a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with them again when
the need arises.

Bruce Johnson

January 12, 2023

Deborah has been our realtor through three real estate transactions in Woodside. She helped us find the perfect dream location for our family, while being incredibly patient with us throughout the process. She helped us purchase two homes under asking price, and sold our home in two weeks for an incredible profit. She is kind and most trustworthy, and over the years has become a wonderful friend.

Caitlin Rozzi,

January 1, 2023

Having recently completed a third property transaction over these last 20 years it has been a pleasure to work with Deborah Kehrberg and with gratitude,  recommend Deborah for consideration as a buyer or seller’s representative.
Deborah brings keen market insight, conscientious attention to detail, is an outstanding intuitive listener and an  excellent negotiator for her clients.  She brings many years expertise to the process.  Deborah is always a step ahead of the task at hand and attentive to client concerns, questions, changing needs, all while moving the process forward to completion.  Thank you Deborah for many year’s association and friendship.

Warm Regards,

Kathy Hutchison
Emerald Hills

November 30, 2022

Dear Prospective Homeowners:

It is with great pleasure that we compose this letter of recommendation on behalf of realtor Deborah Kehrberg. Deborah assisted us first with the purchase of a new home in Woodside, CA and then with the listing and sale of our existing home.
We found Deborah to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We can’t say enough about her professionalism, knowledge of the local market and efficiency in managing the many aspects of property sales/purchases.
Deborah assisted in an extensive search for a new home to fit our growing family’s needs, ultimately leading us to an off market home which was perfect for us. Deborah conducted thorough research to assist with assessing a fair market value of the property for the offer, and later for the sale of our existing home. She had a thorough action plan for getting our home ready for listing, including painting, staging, some landscape enhancements and expansive marketing. During the negotiation process, Deborah showed great attention to detail, ensuring all our needs/requests were met. All of this led to an incredibly quick sale, which we are grateful for.
We are pleased to recommend Deborah Kehrberg to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Should you like to discuss our experience further, feel free to contact us directly.


Todd Zwaanstra and Olivia Zwaanstra



March 2022

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.

Kerry Memole

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!

Geri Nouri

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."

Liz Underwood

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!

Thank you!

Emerald Hills

May 28, 2018

Dear Deborah,

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!

With appreciation,



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.

With appreciation,


Suzanne and George
Portola Valley

January, 2017

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 

Vanderbilt University 



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.




Paul Vogel
Menlo Park


August, 2016

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!

Portola Valley


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


Woodside, CA



January 3, 2013
When we began our house hunting early last year, we me Deborah at an open house and was immediately impressed by her open demeanor as well as her deep and insightful knowledge of the premium South Bay real estate market.  We subsequently asked her and her partner, Jim, to assist us with our home search.
Deborah and Jim, working as a very coordinated team, discussed our requirements in detail and quickly assembled numerous house viewing trips, at each potential home pointing out both the positive and negative aspects of the property.  We looked at more than ten homes in the area before deciding on our new property and throughout the entire process, Deborah and Jim were very patient and responsive to all of our inquiries.
Deborah and Jim were also very helpful in working with both the sellers and the bank to ensure that we were able to close on our chosen property as quickly as possible and was again very helpful in each step of our journey providing us with insightful advice and recommendations.  This was especially appreciated since I spend most of my time overseas and was not readily available for in person meeting, signatures, etc.
Overall, we could not have had a better experience working with Deborah and Jim and would be pleased to recommend their services to anyone looking for a premium home in the South Bay.
Best regards,
Kazuo & Riko
Thank you both for your professionalism and patience during our home purchase.  We appreciated your style so much - at no point did we feel under pressure and we enjoyed your personalities. 
Robert and Margaret
Los Altos Hills


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.

Best regards,

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!

Best Wishes,

Ali and Katie Ebrahim


Hi Deborah,
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
Portola Valley 


Dear Deborah,

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.

Best regards,




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.



Contact Info
Deborah Kehrberg

2930 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062

DRE#: 01131900