Testimonials

Michael L. - Sunnyvale

Where do I start? I, and my siblings were tasked with selling my childhood home, the only home my parents ever lived in (for over 65 years) during their marriage, after their death. The house had been unoccupied for a couple of years and had been somewhat neglected during their later years. It was still FILLED with all their belongings. To say the least, it was a daunting task preparing the house for sale. In stepped Zan. I had received the reference to her from a high school friend who had nothing but glowing comments about her. I now know why. We needed help in every area, from minor fix ups to clean out to sales prep. Zan was there for everything. First, she did a tour of the house to see what she thought would need to be done to give it the best look to get the best price. She developed a recommended task list and an estimate of the costs for accomplishing the tasks suggested. Some I…

Where do I start? I, and my siblings were tasked with selling my childhood home, the only home my parents ever lived in (for over 65 years) during their marriage, after their death. The house had been unoccupied for a couple of years and had been somewhat neglected during their later years. It was still FILLED with all their belongings. To say the least, it was a daunting task preparing the house for sale. In stepped Zan. I had received the reference to her from a high school friend who had nothing but glowing comments about her. I now know why. We needed help in every area, from minor fix ups to clean out to sales prep. Zan was there for everything. First, she did a tour of the house to see what she thought would need to be done to give it the best look to get the best price. She developed a recommended task list and an estimate of the costs for accomplishing the tasks suggested. Some I had anticipated. Many others she suggested I would have never thought of. I ended up pretty much agreeing on everything she suggested. A word of advice to prospective clients of Zan, just go with her recommendations, you won’t be sorry. First we had to clean the house out of 65 years of accumulated stuff. Neither I nor my siblings live nearby, we did not have the time to spend getting rid of their stuff ourselves. We found a company that valued the items they thought they could sell, (on our behalf), donate the things they thought they could donate, and haul away the rest. It took a little more than a week for them to accomplish all of this. It turns out that the sales of items offset the cost of hauling the junk away which yielded $0 cost to us. Then it was Zan’s turn to see that all the improvements would be accomplished. None of us children could be there to oversee the work. Zan did. And the work that was accomplished was nothing short of amazing. The house ended up looking better than it ever had. It was almost unrecognizable (in a fantastic way) to me who had lived my first 22 years there. Spectacular is not an overstatement. All because of Zan’s shepherdship. After all the work was done, she arranged for deep cleaning of the house. During the last few weeks, she advertised the house in such a way to build interest. She knows what she’s doing. Then she staged the house with furniture and furnishings and scheduled an open house. She published a deadline for bids to be accepted. The result, on the first day of accepting bids, we received multiple competing bids with the end result being a contract for 20% above the asking price! ON THE FIRST DAY!!! I couldn’t recommend Zan any higher. Zan knows the market, knows what’s required to get top dollar and knows how to accomplish it. If you want to sell a house in the Bay Area and get top dollar, Zan is the one to do it for you.

Kelleen and Aaron N. - Willow Glen

As first-time home buyers, my husband and I were filled with apprehension about getting into the market and making the smartest choices. Zan was fundamental in assuaging our fears and helping us navigate this crazy Bay Area market. She really took the time to explain what we could feasibly expect in this market and all the steps of the offer process, which helped to calm our nerves and keep us grounded during our search. She also spent a lot of time getting to know us and helped us figure out what we wanted in a home. It actually seemed that with each set of open houses we attended, we reevaluated our wants and needs in a home. Zan was incredibly patient through it all, happily updating our preferences on her alerts and looking into every listing that I sent her way. In fact, Zan was so readily accessible via phone and email that we truly felt like we were her only clients. We will be fo…

As first-time home buyers, my husband and I were filled with apprehension about getting into the market and making the smartest choices. Zan was fundamental in assuaging our fears and helping us navigate this crazy Bay Area market. She really took the time to explain what we could feasibly expect in this market and all the steps of the offer process, which helped to calm our nerves and keep us grounded during our search. She also spent a lot of time getting to know us and helped us figure out what we wanted in a home. It actually seemed that with each set of open houses we attended, we reevaluated our wants and needs in a home. Zan was incredibly patient through it all, happily updating our preferences on her alerts and looking into every listing that I sent her way. In fact, Zan was so readily accessible via phone and email that we truly felt like we were her only clients. We will be forever grateful that she was there for us through every single step of the process. When going to open houses with Zan, she was always incredibly well-prepared with a wide array of comps from the nearby area and details about the property. When writing our offers, she would get things done with lightning speed and keep us apprised of where she was in the process so that we always knew where we stood. After offers were submitted, she updated us on our status promptly and provided emotional support when we were passed over for other offers. She definitely went above and beyond, taking my frantic calls during the wee morning hours or late at night as I stressed about whether or not we had made a good choice. All in all, she was a constant pillar of support and encouragement through what was oftentimes a discouraging process where we faced rejection after rejection. We are so happy with our new home, and we are 100% sure that we could not have done this without her support and guidance.

Dori and Jim H. - San Jose

Zan is the most amazing Realtor®! We have been looking for homes for 3 years and worked with many different agents. Zan was the first person to really listen to what we wanted and help us achieve our goals. She was extremely patient and always uplifting with encouraging messages. Our home search with Zan lasted 3 months and during that time she never let us get discouraged. She is very good at pricing and assisted us with getting the best deal. Everybody we have talked to was shocked at how we were able to get a great home at a great price. If you are looking for someone to help you reach your goals, Zan is the best person for the job!

Mrunmayee and Aditya S. - Berryessa

I and my wife met Zan at a showing in our neighborhood in early 2020. She had a meeting with us and went over the details of the home buying process. Zan made us feel very comfortable throughout the process and never pressured us into making a decision. She was very patient as we went about looking at condos, townhomes, and single-family homes, and helped us a lot in understanding our requirements and narrowing down our search. Zan has great experience and knowledge regarding home prices, location, schooling districts, etc., and has a good eye for pointing out things that we normally overlook while touring a property. She was always available for our many many questions and followed up on all our queries immediately. Zan has a great rapport with other Realtors® working in the Bay Area market which helps a lot in negotiations. By the time we found the home we purchased and love so much, w…

I and my wife met Zan at a showing in our neighborhood in early 2020. She had a meeting with us and went over the details of the home buying process. Zan made us feel very comfortable throughout the process and never pressured us into making a decision. She was very patient as we went about looking at condos, townhomes, and single-family homes, and helped us a lot in understanding our requirements and narrowing down our search. Zan has great experience and knowledge regarding home prices, location, schooling districts, etc., and has a good eye for pointing out things that we normally overlook while touring a property. She was always available for our many many questions and followed up on all our queries immediately. Zan has a great rapport with other Realtors® working in the Bay Area market which helps a lot in negotiations. By the time we found the home we purchased and love so much, we were entirely sure about what we were looking for; and that was only possible through the journey we had gone through with Zan. We feel that not only did we have a great experience working with Zan, but also made good friends from whom we can seek advice anytime. We would highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy homes out there, especially first-time home buyers like us.

Robert K. - Willow Glen

As a first-time homebuyer, I was very nervous going into the process. Fortunately for me, a family friend recommended Zan to help me through it. From the very first phone call, I knew Zan would be a good fit. She was easy to talk to, willing to educate and helped me realize what I wanted as a buyer. I started my home search during the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily for me, on top of her general knowledge of real estate, Zan was up to date on all of the new pandemic regulations. We were visiting homes immediately, and a few short weeks into the search, we were able to put in an offer. From the offer to the close, Zan made everything very easy. There were times when I felt totally lost and confused. Whenever that feeling started to sink in, I got a hold of Zan. She always had a knack for putting my mind at ease. She never failed to explain to me what was going on or direct me to a person who w…

As a first-time homebuyer, I was very nervous going into the process. Fortunately for me, a family friend recommended Zan to help me through it. From the very first phone call, I knew Zan would be a good fit. She was easy to talk to, willing to educate and helped me realize what I wanted as a buyer. I started my home search during the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily for me, on top of her general knowledge of real estate, Zan was up to date on all of the new pandemic regulations. We were visiting homes immediately, and a few short weeks into the search, we were able to put in an offer. From the offer to the close, Zan made everything very easy. There were times when I felt totally lost and confused. Whenever that feeling started to sink in, I got a hold of Zan. She always had a knack for putting my mind at ease. She never failed to explain to me what was going on or direct me to a person who would have the answer. Through it all, I could tell that she was truly determined to make sure that I was happy with my purchase. Even after closing, she was willing to help. If I needed advice on how to turn my purchase into a home, she was only a text or phone call away. Overall, I felt that Zan always had (and still has) my back. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, and willingness to teach were just what I needed to navigate the whirlwind experience of buying a home. I don’t know how I could have done it without her.

Esther and James T. - Cambrian

For many families, our home is our primary asset and in a high-value area like Silicon Valley, requires specialized attention when the time comes for selling. We appreciated the personalized service that Zan Mendenhall provided during our recent sale, and especially with her accessibility and assistance, made us feel like family members. She was solutions-driven when we came upon various challenges and sought out resources that helped to ensure the close of the sale.

Dori and Jim H. - San Jose

Zan is an amazing Realtor®! We needed to move for work and knew Zan would be the person to help make the sale of our home as stress-free as possible. We received multiple offers and had a seamless selling experience. Zan took care of every detail and worked quickly to get us the best price. Thank you, Zan!

Christian F. - San Jose

My wife and I were second-time homebuyers in the state of California. Zan was by far, the best Realtor® that I have come across. She knows the southwest Bay Area region extremely well and presented us with realistic expectations as a buyer in the area. When it came time for the seller to close on our house of interest, Zan was extremely attentive. She helped us create what we believed would be the winning offer for our new house (and it was).

Thuy and Man T. - Sunnyvale

Buying a dream house is an important thing to all of us. I think my journey was a little bit easier than some of yours. Many thanks to Zan Mendenhall. First of all, we were looking at some websites and spotted a few houses of interest. We made a phone call to a Realtor® that listed our most interested one and made an appointment to take a look around the house. Zan welcomed us and walked us around her listing and others’ listing also. We found hers was the best compared to others on price, decor, and structure. She even presented us with a professional inspection report which she had ordered beforehand, which means that she is very confident on her listings. Thank you, Zan for making our journey smooth, easy, beneficial and our dream house come true. I absolutely recommend you to whoever I know that is in need of looking for a dream house. We appreciate and thank you.

Perla and Boddy C. - Sunnyvale

We met Zan in August 2020 and we wanted to sell our manufactured home and buy a townhouse. Zan met with us and explained the buying and selling process detail by detail. Anytime that we had a question or didn't understand something we could call her any time of day. She even told us what we needed to do to get our home ready to sell and staged our home for it to sell fast. She also helped us find our dream home very quickly. We would highly recommend her for doing such a good job.

Sarah and Tailoni T. - Cambrian

Zan is a fantastic real estate agent. As a resident of the Cambrian area, she knows the neighborhoods, schools, and other important information helpful to both buys and sellers. She sold our house within a week of it going on the market. Not only that, she was a true partner throughout the process. She has fantastic design taste and knew exactly what we should do prior to listing. She went above and beyond in coordinating quotes and work from different vendors to ensure we had great quality and service with everyone with whom we worked. We truly could not have made this huge decision a reality without her help. She was organized, detailed-oriented, and available anytime we needed her. She made everything turn out exactly how we wanted. I would highly recommend Zan for all of your real estate needs.

Stacey and Michael - Los Gatos

Zan was a great support in helping us navigate the ins and outs of preparing to sell our home. We had many particular requests and a lot of questions and Zan patiently answered our questions and guided us appropriately. She helped us price the house just right, and created a beautiful showing. Hundreds of groups visited our home and we were in contract within 4 days, with an offer well over asking.

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