quinn-stoneWe were lucky enough to have Quinn Stone help us sell our home, and I cannot overemphasize how  incredible he was. We had moved out of the area prior to selling our house, and Quinn made what could have  been a stressful experience incredibly easy. Quinn handled everything for us without complaint or difficulty. We  did some repairs, improvements, and staged the house, and Quinn got us several bids, negotiated with the  vendors for better deals, managed the work, and kept on top of everything. He prepared a detailed calendar of  what to expect and when to expect it, and he stuck to it. We also think he did a fine job of marketing the property,  provided us expert advice, took our opinions into account, and then executed masterfully. Our house sold for  over asking price, and went off without a hitch. He is respectful, knowledgeable, professional, and really darn nice. If you are thinking of buying or selling a house, Quinn is your man!

My husband and I worked with Quinn to buy our first home. After casually going to open houses by ourselves, we decided we wanted to get more serious about buying and needed to find a local agent. When we asked listing agents how they evaluated competing buyers, one of the things we kept hearing was that the reputation of the buyer’s agent mattered. We did some research online and found Quinn. From the first time we met, he put us at ease about the home buying process. My husband was overly excited about every home we saw and I was overly cautious – if we had been left to our own devices, we may have never come to a decision. Quinn was a great agent and talked us through each of the homes we looked at. He was laid back, low pressure, and very knowledgeable about the local market. He provided excellent guidance on how to get the home we wanted while taking care provide balanced feedback by pointing out things that we should keep in mind. We found a home we both loved and Quinn helped us submit an offer with a 21-day close (that happened to span both Christmas and New Year’s). Quinn was able to get various inspectors (general inspector, roof inspector, electrician, pest inspector) scheduled in record time. We had all of the reports we needed to make an educated decision on whether or not to remove contingencies. Even though our close was short, we never once felt like the transaction was stressful or out of control. Quinn had it handled. As a result, we now have a wonderful home in a neighborhood we love. We highly recommend working with Quinn. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ mark-wyman          “Our house had gotten too big, and it was time to downsize.  We had lived there for 23 years, and it was filled with memories (and stuff) that had accumulated during that time.  We enlisted the services of Mark and Dianna Wyman to help us in the transaction, and we couldn’t be happier.  Dianna spent entire days in the house, going through it room by room and advising what items needed to come out, be moved, or brought in so that the house would look its best for potential buyers.  She did all of the project management, finding and working with the contractors, coordinating the workflow so that it all got done in a timely manner.  I had to take fewer than 2 days off of work to supervise no fewer than 6 contractors who were all working on the place.  We could not have prepared this house for sale without her.  When all was said and done, we were able to sell the place to a lovely family for a price that exceeded our hopes.

I had to “let go” and “let Dianna” in order for the process to work.  I decided to trust her, even when I didn’t like the wall color or the countertop surface.  And, it turns out, she was right.  She stays abreast of trends, has vision for what a house can be, and helped our house’s inner beauty shine through.

Dianna also put together a comprehensive binder that included resources, timelines, and a room-by-room plan so that we could easily stay on track for having the house ready for the prime selling season.

Mark and Dianna are great for those of us who are downsizing because they can help us to see our house anew–not the way we have lived in it for the last umpteen years. They provide personal, direct service and are understanding when we mourn for the house that was.  I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

“Mark Wyman is an excellent and trustworthy real estate agent. In a field where it’s hard to trust anyone,    I could put all my trust, anxiety and property in Mark’s hands and he would do the right thing.  He helped me out  at various times and I always knew he made the right decisions for me.  He is part of the family and if there’s ever  a need for a real estate agent, I will keep coming back to him. I have a close relative who is a real estate agent, yet  I keep seeking Mark’s help because, to put it simply, I Trust Him!”

“Two local friends recommended Mark Wyman, and I can only recommend him without reservation. Immediate responses, friendly service and a professional attitude. He understood what the homeowner needs, rather than focusing on what was best for the agent or the system.  We were very grateful for his services! We decided on very short notice to purchase property.  Mark Wyman reviewed properties, and had a list for us to view the first day.  He was helpful in finding the property we purchased, as well as orienting us to Alameda’s neighborhoods and amenities.  Mark is a consummate real estate professional as well as being  a really nice person.  When we’ve needed recommendations on contractors, Mark is our expert.”

“Mark Wyman, of Bayside Real Estate, was a pleasure to work with on a real estate transaction we were considering.  He was patient, thorough and very human in his dealings with us. We knew very little about the real estate market and Mark took the time to explain in understandable terms all we needed to know.  Ours was a rather complicated situation but that did not throw Mark.  He walked us through each step and made us comfortable with the decisions we needed to make.  I’m grateful to him and would highly recommend him.”

“Mark and Dianna have sold three properties for us and each time quickly and for fair prices.  Their attention to detail and professionalism is exemplary.  The brochure and staging contributed to successful sales. They were a pleasure to work with.  We highly recommend them.

“Diana took great care of us!  We were lucky to have her inside and in depth knowledge of the Alameda market when we were looking to buy.  She seems to know the history of every house on the island and which ones are about to go on the market.  She went above and beyond in drafting our offers (spending hours and hours on the phone helping us put together our first offer) and working with the selling agents.  I’ve referred her, and Bayside, to two friends that have bought homes in Alameda in the last two years.”

“It has been a great experience working with Dianna Wyman.  We just closed on the sale of a house, and I consider myself very fortunate to have found her as our broker.  From the moment I met her at an open house, followed by discussions of possibly working together, walking through our property to determine what repairs/upgrades we wanted to put into the house, she has been the consummate professional.  She is an expert in her business, and has a true passion for what she does.  Dianna is completely plugged into the Alameda market, and is very well-connected – this helps in getting things done.  As much as we (Type-A individuals) try to control a process, I eventually saw the light and decided to let go and trust her on her vision and what to do.  She has great taste, and can help make your place  irresistible to potential buyers.  She’s been very patient with me, explaining all the different parts of the process to me.  She was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again to buy/sell a house in the future!!”

“Mark Wyman found a home within our price range in Alameda when others were not interested and were unwilling to help, and he went out of his way to ensure that all details were properly completed. We have been most happy with the results.  We have referred friends and family to Mark and Dianna, and all have been equally pleased. They continue to be good friends and a valuable resource whenever real estate related questions arise, and we recommend them very highly.

“Dianna Wyman’s many years of experience in real estate in Alameda, CA was very evident in the sale of our East Bay water front condo a little over a year ago.  We were in a time crunch, & she rose to the occasion, putting in lots of her time & effort into getting us top dollar!  We are very grateful to her & her husband Mark for all they did for us!”

“We decided on very short notice to purchase property.  Mark Wyman reviewed properties, and had a list for us to view the first day.  He was helpful in finding the property we purchased, as well as orienting us to Alameda’s neighborhoods and amenities.  Mark is a consummate real estate professional as well as being  a really nice person.  When we’ve needed recommendations on contractors, Mark is our expert.”

“We have used Mark and Dianna for 2 different houses in the past year.  They were wonderful in all respects.  We were introduced to them via a colleague when we were moving to the area, and we trust their knowledge of Alameda and its neighborhoods.  They freely shared contacts for a handyman, foundation contractors, and many many other local folks.  We would only use them in the future for our real estate needs.  A++++++++ ”

“Mark and Dianna have been our go-to realtors for the past two decades and we could not have entrusted our real estate transactions to a more kind, knowledgeable, ethical, creative and hard-working duo. They partner with their clients in a way that is genuine, supportive, and  highly professional, providing an unparalleled level of market knowledge, client care and customer service. They and their team take seriously their commitment to do right by each and every client with a hands-on involvement in every aspect and every step of what can often be a stressful, complicated and daunting process for the buyer and/or seller. They are such gems in our beautiful island community and we are so privileged not only to consider them our realtors, but our caring friends as well.”


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