Robert and Celia Vogel

Celia and I wanted to thank you for your assistance with our recent property purchase. We are extremely pleased and grateful for your help with the purchase of our new home in Morgan Hill. We were impressed by your attention to details that we might not have considered, to both protect our interest and to save money.

I appreciate how much time, effort and importance you placed on our real estate search. Not being familiar with the area and the process, we were fortunate to rely on your guidance and expertise with a sense of trust that our requirements and interests were your highest priority in finding that perfect property.

In addition, your strong and positive network with related professionals and businesses (title insurance company, mortgage lender) streamlined the process.

Janet, you exceeded our expectations, and I hope to work with you again.

Char Petersen and Beth Stamper

We both want to thank you for such an amazing house buying experience. You made this one of the most pleasurable experiences one can have buying their first home. We were blessed to have found you! Not only are you a superb, professional real estate agent but a wonderful supportive friend! My Thanksgivings will always be a joyous and thankful/grateful because of you making our dream come true!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sumer and Aysel Can

Thank you! You well exceeded our expectations as our listing agent. Your diligent, confident, cheerful contributions made our move to Texas much easier for us.

Dan Karlsten

I just wanted to thank you all for your help in this sale and purchase. Without you guys none of this would be possible. I know you all are just doing your job but there are many ways to do a job and you all are amazing at it. Melissa, Savannah, Soda, and I are very pleased to have this team working for us. Thank you again for all your hard work.

The Greene Family

We wanted to take a moment to officially thank you for your great service as our real estate agent. You made a fun yet stressful transaction go very smoothly.

We appreciate your candor and your friendly personality. It felt like we were working with a friend who was looking out for us. You always went above and beyond the call of duty by answering our many questions, with your presentation of our offers, and with helping to set up extra services we needed to complete our move.

Thanks for helping us to find a great house in a great neighborhood. You definitely know your neighborhoods and you knew what was going to suit our needs and what wasn’t. Jason has made the transition without any problems, and he loves his new yard. We’re starting to get a little settled in, but of course, there is always so much more to do. We look forward to making this house our home, and for you to come visit and see what we’ve accomplished so far.

We will be giving your name to anyone interested in buying or selling in your area. We know they will be in great ha

John and Maria Batey

I am happy to recommend Janet and Dustin to others looking to buy or sell a home in the San Francisco Bay Area. We worked together with them on both the selling of previous home and the buying of our new home and found them to be highly competent and professional in all respects.

They brought a tremendous level of energy and enthusiasm to the task of selling our house and succeeded in generating a satisfactory offer in a very short period of time. They worked tirelessly around our very busy schedules and with a demanding buyer to complete the sale to our great satisfaction. Of course, this unexpectedly speedy result left us with the challenge of finding a new home in short order. Again, they came through. Their knowledge of the area allowed us to recognize the home we wanted soon after we saw it, and their background research and experience guided us through a tricky multiple-offer process – enabling us to secure our home without going over our expected price level.

Their level of support and follow-through was outstanding, and continues long after the close of escrow. We recommend them without hesitation and we will surely contact them again for all of our future real estate needs.

Barry Blasenheim

I was selling my house because I was relocating to a new job. My biggest worry was that I would not have enough time to get my house ready to sell. Janet and Dustin did a great job finding contractors and making all of the arrangements for me. They also did a great job managing the contractors and making sure I got the most for my money, I would recommend Janet and Dustin because they provided very good service that made it easy for me to sell my house.

Peter A. Harvey and Thomas J. Malloy

We were very impressed with the level of professionalism and expertise you both brought to the process…We want to thank you for the excellent follow-up communication with us in every step of the process. As you know, prompt and focused communications were specifically asked for at the time we interviewed….you not only met but clearly exceeded those expectations. The home signage and pictures of the property…were superior and represented the kind of statement we wanted to make…you had our interests at the forefront of your efforts as you negotiated with buyers’ agents…Your supportive efforts helped to make this entire process as seamless as possible. Coldwell Banker is very lucky to have you as valued members of their organization…

Larry McCullagh, Campbell

“The Akin & Gutierrez team at Coldwell Banker is just that – a team. Professional and reliable, both Janet and Dustin work together to provide excellent client services. When buying or selling property, one is typically hit with “surprises”…Rest assured there are no surprises from this team…concern for their clients’ satisfaction doesn’t stop at “closing”…give a new meaning to the word…Needless to say, I highly recommend these folks!”

Juanita Berlo, Fr. Marcel Vogel, & Robert Vogel

“Now that things have settled down a “bit” we have time to reflect. We would unhesitatingly and enthusiastically recommend Janet Akin to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Rose Garden. She carried us through the process of selling our parents’ home; they had lived in that home for over 53 years. To us 819 Morse Street was more than a house and she knew that. She sat down with us, explained how it would all work, allowed us to moan and comment, and then explained again. We were calmly and efficiently led through every legal hoop. She was always available by phone or email with answers. Her contacts in the real estate world of inspections, staging, decorating, etc., pulled all the strings together smoothly and relatively painlessly. When complicatioans and anxieties arose, she was our investigator and stress reliever. She alwyas had ideas and advice when problems arose. She kept a close look as the uncertain housing market went through its spasms and finally set a price and schedule that she felt would be attractive and workable.

All of her recommendations paid off, all her contractors went smoothly into operation, painting, fixing, staging, and cleaning. By that time we had no fear that any detail, down to whether or not a ceiling fixture was needed, would be overlooked. Our parents’ house was in her care and it couldn’t have been in better hands. And it all came together. After just one weekend of open house, we received a great offer, well above our asking price, and closed in just a week – WOW!

I am convinced that no one else could have handled things so well. I know there are many competent realtors out there. I’m just glad Janet was ours.”