We can't say enough good things about you both. We knew once we met you at an Open House and talked to our friends that you were the ones we wanted to represent us.
~ Dean & Julie Hidalgo
You and David did a great job! I am very pleased.
~ Jeff Brown
Today was a great day. All done and everything in such a short time. I couldn't believe it. Thank you so much for everything.
~ Grace Geronimo
Thank you so much for your great advise, your upbeat attitude and for the attention to our needs. We enjoy our new home very much and thank you for your efforts to bring everything together
~ Roger Pyle
As first time sellers, we chose the Margaret Yost Group because they live in Almaden, appreciate Almaden, and strive to improve the community. After our first meeting with Margaret, we already knew it would be a pleasant process. She proposed a realistic yet efficient timeline to prepare our home. Although once we doubted her recommendations while on tight budget, it turn out those were the most valuable and wise suggestions. We were stunned by how beautiful our home turned out! It became one of the most desirable homes immediately after being listed on market that led to multiple competitive offers in a week. Most importantly, their service was superb! We thank Margaret and David very much for their hard work and making this daunting process as smooth as possible.
~ The Ma Family
Margaret and David, we highly recommend you and plan to tell our friends! Thank you for taking great care of us. We appreciate that you have a family business so that there was always somebody available to help us. You are good at thinking outside the box, brainstorming and strategizing. You're very caring and understanding too and go way above and beyond what is expected.
~ Nancy Pyle
Couldn't be more grateful to Margaret and David Yost, who did an amazing job of helping get our house ready to put on the market. They helping us deal with and repair an unexpected leak, market our home, and handling a whirlwind, 11 day escrow! We could not be more thrilled!! Thank you to The Yost Group! It was a true pleasure working with you!
~ Sally Meggs
We of course recommend you. You guided us every step of the way and that was very helpful.
~ Michelle Collins
Thank you so much. We couldn't have done it without you!
~ John Doherty
Words cannot express our gratitude for your expertise and helping during this significant transition in our life. Your knowledge and professionalism were fully demonstrated during the process of selling our house, and you provided us with exceptional experience and service. Despite the pain from this emotional separation from our home of 20 years, we are very happy with the entire process, which went without a hitch. Just like you, we all enjoyed every minute of working with you
~ Xindi, Ruoyi, Kelly and Alice
We want to thank you for the fantastic job you did in helping us sell our house! You helped get everything ready to ensure that it was beautiful and ready for showing. You provided sound advice on what we should do and what our approach should be. You did a fantastic job of marketing. Finally, you did a super job steering us through the transaction and making sure the sale went smoothly. We appreciate all you did to help us with this very important life event!
~ Tony and Carol Pecora
In 2001, with Margaret's expert guidance, we sold our house in three days. So now, 16 years later, when it was time to sell our second Almaden Valley home, we didn't hesitate to return to Margaret. Thanks to coaching from Margaret and David and their excellent marketing, we accepted an offer at full price the first day!
~ Bill and Barbara Stacy
Please let your mother know how pleased I am!
~ Marilyn Wright
Margaret and David were great with their guidance and recommendations in preparing our home for the market. Their expertise in the Almaden Valley market was essential in selling our home quickly and over asking price. We were thrilled with how smoothly and quickly the whole process was and would highly recommend the Yost Team.
~ Diane and Bob Shaw
I really appreciate all the help and energy you gave to Marilyn. It is amazing that we were all able to coordinate three closings before the end of the year! Thanks again for the diligent work.
~ Patty Sadler
Last year, your incredible knowledge and contacts helped us get our dream home. Now we are thrilled that we can credit you with selling our previous house at an incredible price. From the recommended updates to the beautiful write-up, you presented our house in its best light. Thank you so much for all your expertise and guidance through this process. We couldn't be happier!
~ The Merzon Family
We all appreciate the hard work you did to find occupants for our beloved home.
~ Kim Miles
What a great team we made! The whole experience was a win-win for my entire family. I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to sell their home.
~ Sharon Hartmann and the Tran Family
I am so happy that everything worked out the way it did. Please give everyone my best and know that this has been a great experience for all of us. Know that we really did appreciate all of the time, effort, and attention that your team put into the sale of our home. Thank you 1 million times Margaret! It's been a pleasure!
~ Kerrie Clark
We are thrilled that we found you. Things moved like clockwork. We liked your team and how you all worked in coordination. We were really impressed.
~ Bill and Joy Funsten
Thank you so much, Margaret and David, for your excellent help in selling our home. You responded to emails quickly, answered questions thoroughly, gave wise counsel on timing and price and went well out of your way to make sure everything went smoothly. Not only that but you were a great pleasure to work with.
~ Steve and Jan Fuller
Timing is always important, but an agent's experience and strategy is crucial. I am so happy the transaction went through smoothly. It wouldn't have happened without you two. It was certainly the best decision to have you as my agents! Thank you for everything.
~ Cynthia Wang
We recently worked with Dave to buy a new home and sell our existing home within a very short time period. He came highly recommended and we quickly learned why. Dave earned our trust from the very first conversation by providing expert and timely advice. He clearly has a deep understanding of the Almaden Valley (and broader) real estate market. Dave was accessible whenever we needed him and patiently worked with us to make progress each day. Buying and selling a home can be a highly stressful process but Dave removed much of that stress by giving us honest feedback and putting us at ease. The advice and care he provided was perfectly tailored to our situation and our family and we really felt cared for as friends and family and not just clients. We were really impressed with the entire team that we were able to work with. Dave and his team are simply the best at what they do and we will recommend them to anyone that needs a realtor. Thanks for everything Dave!
~ Ben and Abby Borders
We always appreciated your being willing to work with us. I think we did well.
~ Norma Prada
You have been great partners to have on this adventure. May God bless you, your family and your business
~ Guillermo Prada-Silva
We hired you because of your reputation of being a team with integrity. The entire experience working with you has been outstanding. What could have potentially been a very stressful experience was seamless due to you and your team. We appreciate the solid advice on how to prepare our home for selling which paid off with multiple offers in the first week on the market. Thank you for working hard to establish a contract for our new home so we have the house of our dreams. I wouldn't want to move houses without team Yost, thank you!
~ Tom and Samantha Greening
Thank you and Dave for all your help selling our home. I don't think it could have been done better! We will be forever grateful
~ Kathy and Eric Packard
Your hard work, determination and professionalism set the standard for all agents in the industry. Congratulations on an outstanding year.
~ Mike James, President San Francisco Bay Area, Coldwell Banker
From initial interview to closing, you not only exhibited grace and professionalism; you dealt with our concerns with compassion and effectiveness. Our thanks to you and your associates at Yostgroup for a job well done.
~ David and Yasuko Barton
Margaret and David Yost are the epitome of what a real estate professional represents... Not only did my home sell in one week; it sold for $81,000 over asking price. Needless to say, I'm one satisfied client!
~ Janis LeCompte
David is an amazing real estate agent. He's very knowledgeable and was always looking out for our best interest. We would recommend him and use him again.
~ Darren and Cecila Hopcroft
The whole experience was pleasant and a win-win for my entire family. I would highly recommend you.
~ Sharon Hartman and the Tran Family
Margaret and David know this market, have the relationships in the area that are necessary to be competitive, and are wonderful to work with. Their attentiveness and guidance through the entire process were very appreciated They assisted us with our last 2 homes and we couldn't be happier. We initially chose them for their expertise but through the years we are made to feel more like family than clients. Thank you for all that you have done for us.
~ Todd and Maria Whitson
It couldn't have been better. It is exactly what I wanted.
~ Eveline Konig
We appreciate all that you've done for us and making our sale a spectacular success.
~ Robin and Vince Dieter
We highly recommend David and Margaret Yost! We followed their suggestions for small improvements and cosmetic work to our home, and it sold in days for well over our asking price. They are both extremely professional, responsive, and great to work with. We definitely made the right choice in hiring David and Margaret. Amy and I are still amazed at how well everything worked out. We feel so lucky to have trusted you and David with our house.
~ Chad and Amy Mahoney
Amy and I are still amazed at how well everything worked out. We feel so lucky to have trusted you and David with our house.
~ Chad Mahoney
We're excited to get moving in soon - you did such a great job and many thanks to David. He was really determined to find us a new home and guide us through the winning offer!
~ Ilkka and Kirsi Niva
Margaret & David were great to work with for both the buying & selling of our homes. The combination of their Almaden area expertise, professionalism & guidance laid the foundation for seamless transactions on both ends. We are thrilled with our Almaden home & so grateful to the Yost group for helping us get here.
~ Lynette and Kurt Apen
Thank you, thank you, thank you to you and David for guiding us through this. You priced our Eagle Crest house perfectly, marketed it classily and sold it quickly. You helped us understand the seller's market and your guidance helped us obtain a house with impeccable timing so we can sort, weed and pack with a new home to call ours and stage a seamless move. You made it possible.
~ Bettina and Dan Rosenberg
I knew that if we ever sold our house, we would want you as our Realtor. I felt you knew the neighborhood more than any other realtor. Glad we made that choice when we did sell earlier this year.
~ Susan and Fred Gibson
From start to finish everything was seamless with the sale of our home... You are professional, caring and highly effective realtors. Thank you again.
~ Carrie Goodwin
Vera and I really appreciate the work you and Margaret have done for us. We will make extremely good references for the Yost Team.
~ Mark Hill
We cannot say enough good things about Margaret and David! They are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and amiable. The recommendations they made were also fantastic. The Yost Group guided us through each step and was incredibly helpful. In addition to being excellent agents, they are truly genuinely good persons. We feel lucky to have the pleasure of working with Margaret and David. Highly recommend!
~ Chim Nguyen
From my first meeting until the very last day of escrow you were absolutely perfect! We were so lucky to have you looking out for us every step of the way! Your expertise is invaluable. I can't believe how much our house sold for due to all their recommendations and suggestions. It made all the difference. You are the best in the business!
~ Amy Yoshioka
Hi Margaret and David, you both have been wonderful to work with us selling our house. You have been knowledgeable, gracious and helpful. We would recommend you to anyone!
~ Mark and Joan Weimer
Margaret and David Yost recently helped us sell our Almaden Valley home. They did a great job managing the entire process. They helped us figure out an optimal time to put our home on the market, provided a lot of assistance with the renovation and staging process, talked us through pricing strategies, and helped with all of various details and issues that came up along the way. Margaret and David were both always attentive, responsive, and helpful when we had questions, and were so thoughtful and sensitive to our needs along the way. Margaret has such a detailed understanding of the market in Almaden Valley; her level of experience is simply invaluable. We couldn't be happier with Margaret and David, and highly recommend them.
~ Puja Batra
It was a lot of work. I wanted to thank you and your son, David, for all the wonderful help in selling my home. You did a perfect job and in record time. I am very satisfied.
~ Marilyn Ingebo
This whole process couldn't have been more perfect if we had scripted it.
~ Holt Gordon
Margaret and David did an amazing job of getting my house sold in less than a week for well over the asking price and multiple offers. A few months before putting the house on the market, Margaret asked me to create a prioritized list of things to fix, replace or just spruce up. For any task I couldn't complete myself, she recommended competent, reasonably priced contractors. David helped me interpret the inspection reports so I didn't spend a lot of money fixing every little thing. I've lived in Almaden for 27 years and selling my house could have been a really tough experience. They made it seem so easy, so comfortable. I highly recommend them to anyone considering selling their home.
~ Colleen Farrell
We are so happy with how it all turned out. You're the best!
~ Joannine and Ed Martinez
We hired the right agent! You were so great. Everything went just the way we hoped it would.
~ Janet and Tom Paulson
Thank you for such a successful sale! We deeply appreciate your help and guidance. You are the BEST!
~ Scott and Belinda Robins
Margaret and David recently negotiated the sale of our Almaden Valley home. They gave us expert advice on how to prepare the house for showing, providing staging services, prepared marketing materials that displayed our home to the fullest potential, and worked with us on pricing strategies that ultimately resulted in multiple offers that exceeded our expectations. At every stage, their advice was spot-on. Nice people with excellent service. We highly recommend them.
~ Slaton Family
We highly recommend Margaret and David Yost. They assisted us with the sale of our Almaden Valley house and we were extremely pleased with their services. The Yost team was organized, thorough and professional. They provided detailed recommendations regarding preparing the house for sale, helped with the inspection process, and were outstanding in marketing the property and handling the sale escrow process. We appreciated their professionalism throughout the entire process.
~ The Wilkinsons
Margaret did a great job in selling our house at a price that was what we wanted. She answered all our questions in a timely manner and provided us with recent sells in our area to help us with deciding on a selling price. She also recommended that we make small changes to the house and yard before we listed the house. These changes helped us get several offers over our asking price. In short she was GREAT.
~ Edward M. Boule
Margaret and David Yost came into my life when I needed professional help selling my Almaden Valley home in 2013. My husband and I lived in Almaden for 25 years and over the course of those years I heard nothing but praise for the work Margaret and David did for their clients. I'm happy to say that the sale went smoothly - a lovely family now lives in the home my husband and I cherished, and I know they will do the same. Margaret was not only a professional but has become a very good friend. I would highly recommend the "Yost Team" to anyone!
~ Monika Morris
We'll never regret we hired you.
~ Bk and Esther Chung
It is hard to find someone that is honest and who does his job well. We were blessed to have found that in you, Margaret & David.
~ Johnny and Fabiola Babasi
You did a spectacular job.
~ Melanie Wirth
Your help was exceptional in so many ways. Just perfect.
~ Bill Heffernan
I knew you'd be good at selling... You're tough and enthusiastic, and that's what you need in a realtor
~ Kim Taylor
You did it so beautifully and professionally
~ Jean and Mike Lissow
Margaret and David helped us purchase our new home, which is also our first home in California. Being a green hand about the real estate market in Silicon Valley, we are very grateful for their experience, professionalism and consideration. Their help was even beyond the scope that we were expecting from an agent. The home we bought was the first one we made our offer for, which is absolutely impossible if they were not there to help.
~ J. Zhang
Not just any agent could have put this deal together. Exceptional service before the sale, during the escrow, and after the close. Lots of knowledge and winning results.
~ Patrick Young
We highly recommend the Yost Group... When we interviewed [real estate agents], we found that Margaret was outstanding from the start. She was very familiar with the market in Almaden, suggested a well informed and strategic price for our home and recommended the best time to put it on the market. She was with us each step of the way... She told us [what inspections needed to be] done before showing the house and the companies that we should use [to make repairs and upgrades] ... Everything went smoothly and our house was ready to put on the market 10 days after we had signed our contract with her. She and David hosted open houses... [The following Tuesday] we had multiple offers. She helped us go through each of the offers to select the best one. She then facilitated the closing of the sale. After the sale, Margaret continued to be the go-between us and the buyers during the move. We could not have been more pleased with the professional way that Margaret, David, and the Yost Group team handled the marketing and sale of our house.
~ Bob and Lois Tomlin
Margaret, you are a gem! We want to sincerely thank you for guiding us from the beginning of our search, into the purchase of our home and well-after with your professionalism, expertise and experience. We truly appreciated the personal attention you provided us. Considering that our family was new to the San Jose area, the entire process could have been extremely overwhelming. You and David went above and beyond in helping us with every step of the way. You also have a great team working alongside of you (mortgage company/title company), it seemed seamless. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
~ Maria and Todd Whitson
From our very first meeting up to the closing of the sale of our house, you, David, your husband, and your team of helpers were everything we had hoped and imagined our "dream realtor" to be! In selecting our realtor, we wanted the best and Margaret your experience and reputation led us to you. We appreciated your guidance, opinions and advice. You gave much of them and we listened. We value your professionalism and felt our interest was foremost in your minds and represented at all times. The result of all this... is a seamless transaction that ended up with happy sellers and buyers! Margaret and David, Po and I were fortunate to link up with the two of you and we would be delighted to recommend the Yost Group to our friends looking to buy or sell in Almaden Valley.
~ Maria Lu and Po-Kang Wang
When you are about to sell your house, choosing the right realtor to represent you in the transaction is the most important decision. Do that well and everything else is easy. We did that and have been smiling since! We first approached Margaret and David when our home was still a rental. From the very first meeting, we were given much advice about everything that we needed to consider and left the meeting feeling confident that we found the right realtor to represent us. Margaret and David comes with a team of competent, efficient people (inspectors, stager, gardener, handyman, etc...) that can give you great advice and help you complete the necessary tasks quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Our house showed well, her brochure pictured a home that even my daughters didn't remember being so "beautiful". The Yost team worked hard and we always felt that they had our best interests in their minds. Margaret and David's years of experience in Almaden real estate mean great advice all around. So, be prepared to listen. We did and our house sold within days with multiple offers and good feelings all around. Margaret and David, we can't thank you enough!
~ Maria
We're incredibly happy we picked you. You made it easy. You have an amazing ability to get things closed and done.
~ Inna Boren
You did such a great job with your website, your photography and your virtual tour. You and your team are amazing!
~ Phyllis Connolly
Words cannot express how much I appreciate everything you did regarding the sale of my home. With all the challenges that we faced, both of you were always there supporting me personally and professionally. You made the impossible possible and I think you are both amazing! I hope I get the opportunity to work with you again and will recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. You are both very genuine people and I feel fortunate to know you.
~ Phyrne Bourke
It is my privilege and honor knowing you, not just like a business associate, but more like a real true friend who devoted and dedicated and always think about my interest. I would like to express my appreciation from the bottom of my heart and salute you both for such professional expertise. In this real estate and marketing transaction, you both made the escrow and closing go so smoothly.
~ Michael Lui
We just wanted to take the time to say thank you again for all of your help with the house. We were so frantic these past few weeks and never had the time to properly thank you. We didn't believe that everything would eventually work itself out as well as it did. We truly appreciate all that you did to make a stressful time go smoothly.
~ Beth and Claudio Nicosia
We were very fortunate to work with the best real estate professionals.
~ Sujata Kajale
You guys did a great job. You're a power team. We didn't know we'd be getting all three of you.
~ Sara Rao
Bob and I want to thank you both for your professional support and advice during the recent sale of our Almaden home. After living in our wonderful home for more than 35 years, we found your sensitive and concern for us, as important as your stellar salesmanship. You make a fine team and we are proud to call you friends and thank you for getting what we wanted for our home in just 7 days.
~ Pat and Bob Dando
A neighbor asked why our home sold so quickly and we said it was because we had an excellent realtor.
~ Debbie Uhtof
Margaret is fantastic. We are first time home buyers, and did tons of internet research on our own about Almaden. Nevertheless, we found Margaret's in-depth understanding of the neighborhood indispensable in helping us craft the right offer. She carefully guided us through the entire purchasing process, and then patiently counseled us through all the needed repairs and upgrades to make the house feel truly like home. She gave great advice, and was always there for us, even long after the deal was done. We feel very lucky to have Margaret as our agent and now friend.
~ Mike Ching
I am impressed with your marketing. It helped us get the best price.
~ Cathy Song
You two are an amazing team.
~ Pat Herbig
Thanks to you and David for working with us. Mike and I both believe that this would not have happened (purchase of our new home, and quick sale of Heathfield) without your professional expertise. Your skill in negotiating the sale and purchase with the other realtors was beyond our expectations, and only you could have done this for us. We are both so grateful that we placed our trust in you.
~ Carole Wentz
You exceeded expectations that were presumed limited in an unstable market and you redefined truly remarkable service.
~ Bruce Zipf (Coldwell Banker)
I think you priced it really well and that made all the difference. Great job.
~ Julie Holland
I told a friend it's not easy but it's ok. We've got Margaret on the front lines battling for us.
~ Tommy Yamamoto
We first thought of selling our home a couple of years ago and we talked to Margaret at that time about how to prepare it for sale. We contacted her because of her reputation for fairness and her knowledge of the Almaden market. When we finally decided to sell, we knew Margaret was the right person for us. Margaret, unlike some agents, is able to deliver the truth in a way that a rational seller can understand. Our experience tells us that if you listen to her advice and follow it to the letter, the result will be a positive one.
~ Ann Sarrafzadeh
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart in your support of the sale of my mother's home. You and David were a beacon in guiding us through this whole process. I firmly believe that the sale of our home was in large part due to your intimate knowledge of the market as well as your judgment and professionalism. Expertise truly matters in this tough market. You delivered it in spades. Thank you, thank you thank you!!
~ Ron Mcpherson
I always knew I would hire you because your homes sell! You told me everything so I knew what to do and what to expect. I would not have considered anybody else
~ Debbie Corona
We couldn't have done it without you. You were great. You were fabulous. You are a tough task master but well worth it. You really know your stuff. Anytime you need a recommendation, I am here.
~ Joel Swartz
Thank you for all you did to facilitate the smoothest house sale and relocation I have ever had!
~ Nancy Newton
You did a marvelous job. The only mistake we made was not hiring you in the beginning.
~ Tom Gustaveson
We really hit a home run - and yes you can quote me!
~ Trish Cumbra
You and David were so important in Katie and John's lives in getting their house ready to sell and then closing the deal. It meant a lot to us that we knew that Katie and John were working with someone as experienced and ethical as you. No wonder you are a top salesperson! Thank you so much.
~ Nancy Anderson
I'm so glad we had your vast experience and expertise on our side to negotiate the rough spots of our escrow transaction. The house was staged beautifully and showed extremely well on the virtual tour and the pictures on your website. We're sure this helped in our house selling for well over list. Thanks Margaret for a job well done!
~ Sue and Joe Keenan
I'm late with this email, but wanted to tell you that you have been in my thoughts all year. The magnificent job you, David and your husband did to make our home sale run so smoothly was superb to say the least!
~ Pearl Lohmann
We were lucky to have you guide us all the way.
~ Kevin Wang and Karen Li
Margaret, we were really, really pleased with how things went with the sale of our home. I can't tell you how happy we are that we sold our house the way that we did. We got a great price, it happened quickly, and was so smooth. You can't ask for anything better! You and David did a great job.
~ Pam and Rick Watson
We're very, very happy. This is exactly what we wanted. Now we can get on with our lives. We did well even with this kind of market environment. We picked you because of the knowledge of the area and your proven track record.
~ Monica and Ajay Lalwani
It was really a pleasure to work with you and your son. We're very happy that you told us things we needed to do. We think it really made a difference. We were really lucky to have you as our realtors
~ Ravi and Santhi Ravichandran
You overwhelmed us... You were so good. You really led us in the right direction
~ Bob and Gerri Nelson
We appreciate all your help. It was a very smooth operation all the way through. The people you recommended were all so capable.
~ Bob and Jane Carr
You were very good at keeping us so informed and that's so important
~ Marietta Lee-Murdock
You knew the market and called it right. It was because of your reputation that we wanted you to help us.
~ David and Janice Boccuzzo
You have this magic. I don't know how you do it. We have such confidence in you.
~ Jong Yoon and Wonah Chung
We're amazed how smoothly this has all gone. We couldn't have done it without you.
~ Linda and Jeff Nollette
The transactions were flawless.
~ Bill and Linda Sullivan
I'm very happy with the results. I will recommend you.
~ Bob Liu
It went very smoothly. I would absolutely recommend you.
~ Frank Wetzel
You did a marvelous job. Everything fell into place just like one would dream it would.
~ Barb and Earl McIntosh
You truly are the best realtor. We're thrilled to pieces.
~ Noel and Stephen Williamson
You work magic. You do what you do, and you do it so well. You're marvelous!
~ Pam Watson
We found the perfect home thanks to you and David.
~ Amy and Eric Ancheta
I've known for 15 years that if I ever needed a realtor, I would call you. You have such integrity and that's so important. I plan to give your name to all my friends.
~ Joanne Aker
Margaret, marvelous job. Well done!
~ Denise and Bruce Poole
Margaret, you truly were such a blessing to us. Your open, honest, gracious nature are an absolute gift, not to mention all your hard work!
~ Lisa and Russell Friedenthal
I'm thrilled we were able to benefit from your expertise! I think you are really good at pricing homes in order to get the best results. Thank you for all you have done for us.
~ Pam Gould
I thought it would take months. I'm delighted we sold as quickly and for as much money as we did.
~ Tracey Mays
Your Web site is the best in Almaden.
~ Tung Nguyen
We're so glad we made the decision to go with you. You made it as easy as it could possibly be. We truly appreciate all you've done.
~ Tim and Linda Cabeceiras
You are very capable as well caring of you clients.
~ Stan and Arlene Hornicke
I just wanted to thank you for all your help. I don't know how I would have done it without you. I'd probably still be spending my weekends at open houses. It was great to have someone I felt so comfortable with on my side. I appreciate it.
~ Brian Kong
What a difference having a realtor makes! I'd never advise anyone to try to do it on their own.
~ Bonnie Quigg
You made it all come together for fantastic results. And the people you work with - what a class act.
~ Donna Kehne
Ed and I decided to go with Margaret Yost for several reasons. The first one was because she was the #1 agent in Almaden Valley and therefore we felt that she would be the most knowledgeable about the market in this area -- we were not disappointed. The other reason is that we felt comfortable that she would give us first rate service and sound advice going through this whole process -- again she did not disappoint us. Selling a home is a very difficult process to go through and Margaret made it as easy as possible for us with her gentle manner and expert advice and suggestions.
~ Ed and Penny Rasala
Our family has worked with Margaret and David Yost for over 20 years, and there is no one else we would consider to help us with the sale or purchase of something so important as our home. Margaret brings with her a team of experts to prepare our home for sale, and her guidance on pricing our property to sell has always been spot on. Their guidance and expertise has been invaluable. They manage the entire process from beginning to end with confidence and go out of their way to make it a positive experience every time.
~ Deb and Steve Conroy
We just wanted to thank you for helping us become the new owners of the home. We are going to move in on December 16th. We are so excited! We have come to many of your open houses and almost wanted to buy [other homes]. It was a pleasure working with you and it was really nice meeting your son on that Sunday. He was very friendly, honest, and a pleasure to talk with. We will always remember your help.
~ Odysseas and Christina Tsatalos
It was flawless - the marketing, the open house, everything. It was the best money we ever spent.
~ Margie and Alan Gulko
You sure took good care of us.
~ Jim and Karen Brown
I wouldn't even consider anyone but you. Your advice and help has been so good. It's turned out terrific. It was as smooth and easy as it could possibly be. And it's because you knew what you were doing.
~ Betty Robertson
...Of all the resources I used, your web site was the best. It told me what was on the market, broke houses down by price so I could conveniently look at our price range, and was very easy to use... because of your web site, we got in quickly on a house that was a fabulous deal... we would have lost the house had I not seen it first on your web site... Thanks to you! Keep up the good work. [Margaret note: this was an unsolicited email note from someone who was not my client because her husband is a commercial real estate broker.]
~ Ginny Nieuwsma
It turned out so good. I would definitely recommend you to someone wanting to sell their home.
~ Dottie Cunningham
I love your marketing. You're the best of all. We're telling all our friends.
~ Judy and Randy Reid
Thank you so much for helping us through the intimidating process of selling our [home] quickly and without a hitch! Who would have thought that selling your home could be such a pleasant experience? We were comfortable from the very first meeting, throughout the entire process until the very end. And we are so thrilled with the results! We highly recommend you and your team to anyone who wants to buy/sell a home. You set the standard in real estate.
~ C and D Kim
You and your staff made our experience of selling the house as pain-free as imaginable. Your pulse of the market was excellent and we never took one wrong step. Words can't express how strongly we feel about what a great job you've done.
~ Gowtham and Kavita Hayaram
I have spent over 25 years as a commercial Real Esate Broker, owner and advisor. My wife and I interviewed each of the top brokers in Almaden before making our selection. I found in Margaret and her team, the focus and clarity that I wanted to maximize price and close quickly. In our interview I noticed that Margaret has that rare skill of being able to be caring and firm at the same time. Our property was priced perfectly and the sale was completed flawlessly. Margaret and her team have the skill that can only be learned through years of experience. It is not just one thing but the numerous things her team does so well that made our selling experience so painless. Thanks Margaret.
~ Tom Loeswick
Thank you so much for helping us through the intimidating process of selling our [home] quickly and without a hitch! Who would have thought that selling your home could be such a pleasant experience? We were comfortable from the very first meeting, throughout the entire process until the very end. And we are so thrilled with the results! We highly recommend you and your team to anyone who wants to buy/sell a home. You set the standard in real estate.
~ The Kims
You and your staff made our experience of selling the house as pain-free as imaginable. Your pulse of the market was excellent and we never took one wrong step. Words can't express how strongly we feel about what a great job you've done.
~ Gowtham and Kavita Hayaram
It went better than we ever imagined.
~ Lisa and Aaron Cummings
We know we made the right decision to pick you and it definitely paid off for us
~ Parick and Antonia Kealy
Just a short note to say how much Sheryl and I appreciated your efforts, skills, and care...  Your experience, expertise and excellent support staff made it all come together so well. Your advice was a God-send!
~ Wes and Sheryl Chan
Thank you so much for all your help. We feel blessed to have been able to work with you three times now. It is so satisfying working with a professional who knows her business and it is reflected in the short time period it has taken to sell both times. When you say a price, after much reflection, it really means something. Both you and Alice did a great job in keeping us informed as the sale proceeded. We also appreciated the contacts you were able to supply us to get everything "shipshape" prior to putting it on the market.
~ Lynda Johnson
Great job. We'll tell all our friends.
~ Bernie and Betty Huth
Thanks again for your services in selling our home - you did such an awesome job, and we are VERY happy that we hired you. We have worked with 3 other real estate agents before, and you could teach them all a thing or two! You made the sale of our home so easy for us. It is much appreciated!
~ Tom and Susan Shelby
I think you're very capable and provide good service . I felt real comfortable. Please use me as a reference.
~ Jerry Hromyko
That certainly was a smooth sale.
~ Richard and Gloria Grace
Years ago we worked together on the sale and purchase of our new home and it is such a pleasure to work with you again. I highly recommend you. Your strengths are many. Whether selling a median priced home or a luxury one, your marketing skills are outstanding. You are also able to help homeowners determine a list price that in the end will obtain the best sales price. When we were the buyers of this home, you were hard working and determined, while still maintaining your professionalism. You are well deserving of our respect and loyalty!
~ Mary Ann Duke
I truly just want to thank you for being so caring and considerate to all my needs throughout this process... You didn't push or make me feel like an inconvenience, but responded very professionally with much understanding. I loved all the resources you had at your finger tips... the painters, handyman, carpet installer, house stager, and cleaning lady, all very exceptional and helped make the house stand out on the market. Also the pictures your husband took,... the flyers, and your assistant's attention to detail, all contributed to selling the house so quickly... When the offers came in, you gave me lots of time to consider the offers, answered all my questions, and gave me guidance on the counteroffers, without any pressure what-so-ever. And when it came time to sign the final paperwork, you took the time to meet me and provide me that "you-never-know-but-better-that-I-be-there" support... You are so personable and kind, and yet full of knowledge and expertise. I really couldn't have asked for a better realtor. You really are top rate...
~ Marina Kipnis
We appreciate your integrity, your expertise, your diligence and all your help. We also appreciate very much your introducing us to your loan officer who is wonderful and a major help. Thank you very much
~ Brian and Nadine Kane
It was especially reassuring to know we had the best, most competent real estate resource in Almaden to advise and represent us.
~ Bill and Marilyn Williams
It was wonderful. I really don't know what we would have done without you. We had heard about you and always wanted you to help us.
~ Bo and Christina Brezoczky
You and Alice just gave us such an incredibly helpful and warm and amazing experience. Buying a first home can be so terrifying and you made it completely the opposite. We are thrilled to recommend you.
~ Katie and John Hogan
Although we didn't have a chance to ride my Harley, you did a great job for us. The transaction went smoothly and effortlessly. You can definitely use us as a reference
~ John and Elaine DiGirolamo
We appreciate all you did: the timely sale, the full price offer, and the exceptional photos that made such a difference. But most of all we appreciate your ethics. That was really important to us.
~ Rose and Richard Pence
You're wonderful. I'll definitely recommend you to all my friends.
~ Sharon Angius
I'm glad we found you. You came so highly recommended; There was really no doubt that we wanted you to help us.
~ Jim amd Sharon Mullen
Everywhere I go, I tell everyone that I worked with the best. You did a terrific job. I'll never use anyone but you.
~ Sam and Elza Masdary
Margaret, you made such a difference. You're so calm and know so much about the process. It made us feel more comfortable proceeding.
~ Jose Carreon and Farah Wahlstrom
It was a great pleasure working with you
~ Sunita and Arun Koparker
You were wonderful. Everything went so smoothly.
~ Daman Hines
You were great to work with. It can be a scary process, but with you on our side, we felt comfortable.
~ Colleen and Eric Walczykowski
I'm very happy you were my realtor
~ Linda Marx
Your reputation as Almaden's #1 realtor is well deserved. You're terrific.
~ Evelyn and Steve Phelan
Tereasa and I can't thank you enough helping us sell our home! We still can't believe how quickly you were able to close our transaction, and achieve the favorable terms that you did. I honestly believe that we could not have achieved this same level of success with another agent! When people ask me what it was about you that I think made the transaction as successful as it was, I always respond that it was not one single thing, but rather your entire portfolio of tools and resources. Your knowledge of the Almaden valley, coupled with a feel for market conditions were truly invaluable. On top of that, the network of professionals that you brought in to help prepare and close our transaction were truly amazing. I can honestly say that you have exceeded my expectations. It was a pleasure working with you and your team. I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends!
~ Craig Tatlonghari
I'm so glad you were our realtor. I have lots of friends in the area and I will tell them.
~ Hoyung and Stephanie Kim
Margaret, thank you. It was really great!
~ Peggy and Bob Elo
We can't thank you enough for all that you have done for us in getting us into our first home. We are so very happy. You made the process so easy for us and we just loved working with you.
~ Brooke and Rob Wiercinski
Thanks again for all that you did with the sale of our home. I know you pushed me but it paid off in the long run. You are truly a professional who is on top of things in Almaden. That is why when I first talked with you in December, I chose right then to go with you.
~ Bob and Janet Burns
Thank you! Thank you! for all your good advice and the help you gave us. You are one sharp lady. Your personal contacts were all good at what they do. It's no wonder everyone speaks so highly of you. Here's to the number one Almaden Valley real estate agent.
~ Pat and Chuck Steele
You were magnificent! Remember when we met that first day I said I wanted results. Well, be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. And with you we did. Everything was beyond our expectations. We could not have done this without you.
~ Bob and Norma Bauman
We should have hired you from the beginning. We'll be celebrating this weekend and we'll toast you!
~ Marie Hartzel
It was a pleasure having you as our realtor. You certainly delivered all that you said you would and more. Having our home on the market with you was probably the smoothest and easiest sales period we have ever had. You listened to our thoughts and desires and took that into consideration with the advice you gave us. We will certainly use you again and recommend you to our friends.
~ Mike and Janet Caldwell
We really appreciate the care you gave and balancing between buyer and seller. It was really nice to work with such professional people who have a good sense for the community.
~ Jim Knox
You are a real artist. Plus you've got an excellent marketing strategy and negotiating skills. You're fantastic! I've recommended you to lots of my friends.
~ Eileen Yan
It's been very easy and smooth, and even sold for full price. Great photos. I'm definitely glad I hired you.
~ William Morrison
Margaret, Sarah and I truly appreciate your hard work. You're so professional and careful. You know how to deal with issues. Without you and your perfect team, Alice, Bob and Chris, my house would be still on the market and we would not be able to enjoy our new home.
~ Sung Park
We made a fabulous choice in picking you. Our success and full price offer happened because of all your suggestions. We highly recommend you.
~ Mary and Ron Norman
Every time I think of you, I think of success. You're my best agent.
~ Catherine Shiang
We are still somewhat stunned by how quickly this has gone, and are convinced it would not have been the case without your excellent suggestions and the beautiful photographs taken by your husband. You make a wonderful team! Your staging suggestions, marketing skills, fantastic website, enthusiasm for what you do, and thorough knowledge of the neighborhood, made our selling experience a very pleasant one. Moving from one's home after 20 years is a difficult task, but having a realtor like you was a delight. Thank you again -- you are worth your weight in gold!
~ Kathy and Gary Burum
You did a great job.
~ Henry Valentine
You have done a fabulous job for us. You are so calm and soothing. You were just great. You are really good at your job. You are a real pro.
~ Dick and Jean Shipe
We must thank you again for your professionalism, your calmness when we tended to panic and your good advice --- especially the timing and price. You truly are about 'customer service'
~ Stan and Elaine Lavine
You've done a wonderful job. I can't believe how smoothly things have gone.
~ Stan and Elaine Lavine
I can't tell you what your help meant to me and my family. You've got a great team.
~ Rich Dreyer
Having you as our realtor made the whole experience very pleasant instead of work! We were so pleased with you, your assistant, your website - all of it. Since the house sold so quickly, we didn't get a chance to find out what an open house might be like --- no complaint about that!
~ Susan and Jim Dyer
It is you who have the magic touch! We do appreciate you!
~ Grace and DIck O'Leary
We are so happy we came to you for help. We could not have done it without you. You made the whole process go so smoothly! You were our angel on "move in" day and we feel we would have been lost without you.
~ Eric and Amy Ancheta
You were a really good realtor - a lot of help!
~ Mike and Lilli Moloney
We're very happy and glad it didn't take a long time to sell!
~ Chung-Wei Ho and Yu-Chi Chang
You did an outstanding job. You've got a steak dinner on me.
~ Howard and Joan Lutz
We were both very happy with you, your recommendations, and your service.
~ Dave and Carol Nigh
Margaret is a rare find! She is knowledgeable, thorough and professional. She was just wonderful to work with.
~ Nancy and Vince McCord
We're so glad we chose you to sell our house. You did such a wonderful job and we appreciate your diligence and hard work. we would absolutely recommend you.
~ Shannon and Billy Vitro
You have helped a lot of people we know. Everything went great! You were very helpful.
~ Shirley and George Veen
The time you spent with us advising us what to do to show our home at its best made it possible for us to make a quick and very satisfactory sale. The fact that we sold for above the asking price was the icing on the cake. You were patient and took the time to explain all of the paperwork so we had a clear understanding of everything we signed.
~ Ruth and Jerry Marks
We knew we were in good hands having you to represent us... Great job. Very professional.
~ Cynthia Godbout
We never felt 'out of it' as you kept us up to date at all times thus eliminating any surprises. Thank you for all your patience and your steady hand.
~ Ed and Doris Cronin
Things turned out wonderfully!
~ Andy Hill
We certainly enjoyed working with you.
~ Dorothy and Bob Swan
Thank you. It worked out really well. I appreciate all you did to price it right and get us sold
~ Andy Hill
You did a first class job.
~ Steve Balter
We did everything you recommended, and the result was that we had 5 offers before the open house was over, and sold for more than list price. Your web-master husband, Bob, did a superb job showcasing each room and the attractions outside. If anyone ever wants to speak with a past client of yours, tell them to call me... Because above and beyond your innate competence, your experience, and your professionalism, there was the added bonus of your personality. You were calm, supportive, non-intrusive and low-key, but sure of your advice. In negotiations you became a warrior on our behalf. The proof is in the results!
~ Lew and Felicia Brown
I had my eye on you for a long time. I knew you'd do a terrific job. I'm passing your name on to my friends and neighbors
~ Mona Bond
We watched you sell homes of friends in what were really tough markets. So there was never any question but that we would list with you. We wake each morning feeling thankful. [When] friends and neighbors - in amazement - ask how [we sold our] home so quickly and with such ease, we smile and [tell them] to list with Margaret Yost, do whatever she tells you to do, and just trust in her professional wisdom.
~ Jim and Elaine Prosser
I'm amazed at your success rate. You really are good! There is no one else I would ever use to buy or sell a house in Almaden.
~ Steve Cannino
Your ads are right. You told us what to do and it worked!
~ Paul and Val Robertson
Margaret, you're so great. I knew if there ever were a glitch, all I had to do was call you. Also, Bob did such a nice job on the flyers and pictures. It was fun to see them on your Web site.
~ Marte Sumwalt
I'm telling everyone - if you listen to Margaret, you will sell your home and with good results. I feel so lucky!
~ Mary Hoskinson
You done good!
~ Ed Hoskinson
I am certainly thankful that you were able to get me out in the way you did. I owe a real debt of gratitude for all that you did to make it a smooth transaction.
~ Ed Reed
Margaret, we're really happy with the service you gave.
~ Susan and Scott Clappers
Fantastic Web site. I love looking at the different photos. You did a great job.
~ Maria Gardner
Thank you very much. You did a wonderful job for us.
~ Lani and Steve Yamami
Congratulations on being the Top Producing Agent in the Almaden branch of Century 21 Seville Contempo for the month... Thank you for being such a wonderful representative of our organization
~ Gino Blefari, President/COO Seville Contempo
All your suggestions made such a difference!
~ Dawn and Doug Merriman
Great. Everything went so smoothly. We are definitely recommending you to our friends.
~ Jim and Marty Young
With the economy on the downswing and the house prices falling as fast as they were, we were greatly surprised when our house sold within 5 days and for a price we were both happy with. It would not have happened without all of your help... Without your contacts, many phone calls, and help in getting the contractors (all of very high quality) to help us out in such a short time frame, our house would not have sold for as high a price as it did. There is no way Doug and I could have managed all the contractors on our own. It was very obvious to us that you did your homework and knew how the market was going. Thank you again for everything!
~ Dawn and Doug Merriman
Thanks to your expertise and knowledge we feel we got the best price for our home. Wonderful job!
~ Steve and Margaret Kroman
You were super, Margaret. You told us all the right moves. You're the best!
~ Jim and Gloria Starr
You were great. Everything went so smoothly. Very Professional.
~ Steve and Katrine Scurti
The transaction had just enough challenges so that in the hands of a less experienced agent, we may not have had such a favorable outcome.
~ Judy and Jeff Thompson
We appreciate all you've done - the follow through and keeping in touch makes such a difference.
~ Dick and Grace O'Leary
We got the price for our home that we thought would be a best case... it was a very pleasurable and rewarding experience that was made possible by your knowledge , patience, and professionalism.
~ Ray and Lynn Edinger
Of all the real estate Web sites I've seen, yours is by far the easiest to use, and has, the most helpful and interesting information. Great job!
~ Bob Chortek
You were so wonderful and we appreciate all your expertise.
~ Diane and Ron Reimert
You did such a great job with our home on the Web. It made it really special
~ Joyce and Bill Blair
You've been absolutely wonderful.
~ Maria Farago
I have sold other properties in the past and this was the smoothest of all.
~ Johanna Franciose
We're very pleased with the way everything turned out.
~ Tona and Tom Duncanson
Margaret, you are the best. You made it all go so well!
~ Pam and Mark Canales
You worked so hard on every detail. Thank you. You did a fantastic job.
~ Bruce and Cheryl Kiddoo
Margaret, I know you have other clients, but you made me feel like I was your only one. Thank you.
~ Jean Hiura