April Matthews, A Yearly Leader in Lamorinda Real Estate
If you are thinking of buying or selling in Lamorinda please contact me. I believe in "true, old-fashioned, quality customer service". Having been an executive with Nordstrom, Inc., I believe I understand what customer service truly means. As real estate agents we all service the same product. The difference in the success of the transaction will be in the knowledge, resourcefulness and level of service provided. I am committed to exceeding your expectations. I do not feel my job is selling. I really don't want to sell you anything. What I want is to help both buyers and sellers alike come together and find common ground. I want to understand your needs and, with the resources available to me, help you meet them. Buying or selling a home can be stressful. There are so many more elements today than in the past. Beyond being a people person, I feel organization and efficiency are my strengths. Call me so I can put my strengths to work for you.
April's Real Estate News
The 2019 Spring Market is here! If you are selling, now is the time to have your home go to market. Homes have been in short supply causing quite an increase in prices. It has been a Seller's market and that type of market is projected to continue. This could change if interest rates increase too much, buyers drop out and a large proportion of owners decide to sell. Call me so we can begin your preparation and planning to achieve top dollar for your home.
If you are buying, let me help you through the process of finding a lender that will pre-approve you so you are ready to buy when you see the perfect house. I have helped many buyers through the multiple offer process, and I feel comfortable helping you! I know the inventory and will be sure you are seeing every house that might be "just right". I work hard buyers, making sure they are comfortable with all parts of the process. Call me so we can get started now.
Call me today for a free home visit to discuss your purchase or sale. You can also email me to find out about recent sales in your neighborhood or to have automatic email notices for new listings.
What is my Resume?
In 1973, I went to work for Nordstrom in Seattle and quickly became a manager and then a buyer for them. I helped to introduce them to California in 1978 as a buyer and then was promoted back to Seattle.
Being a California native, I realized that I really missed living here and returned (again with Nordstrom, as a buyer).
I married in the early 80's and left Nordstrom to work in clothing production in the San Francisco area. This had me traveling to Asia, New York, Chicago and other places, working with clothing design and production. I did this for many years. We had children and it was harder and harder to be gone for long trips. I realized I wanted a job that kept me involved with the community, our children, and closer to home.
We had purchased and sold a few homes in San Francisco. I had always been involved with the process, I realized I liked Real Estate and told myself that someday I would become a Realtor®. That day came in the mid 1990's.
My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I have been able to use all of my skills in customer service, negotiation, design and business that I compiled through the years in the garment industry and I can do it all in the neighborhoods I really enjoy. Our children have gone all through the Orinda school system, went to college and now are working in California. I spend my time off hiking the surrounding hills with our dog, Bugs, (a Rat Terrier), going to Pilates Reformer classes, traveling when possible, gardening, cooking, knitting and reading.
I look forward to putting my expertise to work for you, call me.