It is not possible for me to express in words how grateful I am to the Bonafede Team Compass Realty for getting our home sold! Not only did our house sell without any delay, they worked tirelessly to ensure it was a seamless process even as world events unfolded and changed on a daily basis due to the “Shelter in Place” that we are all experiencing. Laura, Brian, Dina and Steve never backed down from helping us figure out how to work things out as the Title Company went to working remotely, as the County Recorders Office closed then went to e-filings, and as potential buyers tried to back out of deals. The team was able to use their connections to keep contractors working and to keep all work progressing so everyone involved could meet contract deadlines.
I am most impressed by Laura, Brian, Dina and Steve’s responsiveness to me as a client. Selling or buying a home normally requires a lot of coordination and interaction between real estate agents and clients. But Laura and the team went above and beyond in their responsiveness to me. Laura got back to me quickly on every one of my calls and texts and questions (which were many) as we worked together to figure out how to close quickly in this current market. The team crafted creative ways to get buyers to sign remotely and safely, to get contractors out to do work - again safely - and all the while following the social distancing requirements!
Laura and the team went far above and beyond in everything, including their marking process for our off market home. I am blown away by their professionalism and calm “can do it” attitude in a stressful market time. I was honored to be able to work with them on the sale of our family home and I felt incredibly valued as a client. I highly recommend Laura, Brian, Dina and Steve, the Bonafede Team/Compass Realty for selling your home or for buying home, or for any assistance with rental properties. They truly care about their clients and it shows.
I have had the honor of using the Bonafede team more than once over the years, once with Laura and then with Steve. Not only were the transactions handled flawlessly, the communication throughout the process was amazing. I knew everything that was happening at every step of the transactions, but the part I liked the best was that they didn't pull any punches and were honest about all aspects of the sale. You won't find a team more honest about the worth of your property and the market than the Bonafede Team. The patience they showed when looking for my first house made the whole search very comfortable with no pressure to make a rash decision. They not only want their clients happy, they want their clients happy for life. Word of mouth is the best recommendation and most solid way you can build any business and I believe the Bonafede team has built their business this way. Last but not least is the way this team supports their local business and charities. Their support of the Autism tree foundation in the Santa Clara County is literally second to none and their support of local high schools and causes is pretty amazing. I highly recommend the Bonafede team for all your real estate needs!
Dina Bonafede and her team are true real estate professionals. While I loved my home which had just become too big for one person I was aware that it had some unique features that meant it wouldn't appeal to everyone looking for a home in the Cupertino school district for example a spiral staircase. Dina brought in diverse members of her team to give us their perspective. Working together we created a welcoming environment for potential buyers without expensive "staging". Through an active dialogue, we identified and overcame potential objections. Dina got the property into contract within two weeks of the first "test-the-market" open house. She negotiated a good deal for both the buyer and myself. I am convinced Dina and her team got every possible dollar of value out of the property. Candidly, I was not the easiest client to work with more used to giving rather than getting advice. Most importantly, in Dina Bonafede I found so much more than a Realtor. I've made a wonderful new friend the rarest of outcomes in Silicon Valley.
I met Dina and Brian of The Bonafede Team in August 2020 to help us to sell our property in San Jose. Our escrow is closing today 9/30/2020. During my several years of experience with different realtors to sell and purchase different properties, I have never seen such professionalism, dedicated, knowledgeable, accommodating, kind, helpful, and honest couple and team. We live in southern California and they helped us for painting, and some small repairs of our property in San Jose, in a great timeline. Their caring and taking care of our property and great communication of any event is outstanding. We need them to find a property for us in southern California, but it is not practical. Otherwise, we would give them full authority to perform. We highly recommend Dina and Briana to sell or purchase any kind of property for anyone, especially new buyers who can learn from these fellows for life time. Thanks again and again Dina and Brian.
This is coming from a lot of experience of getting real estate communications for decades whether you are in the place to buy or sell a home does not matter. I have gotten such consistently useful, practical, concise and helpful information for living from Dina and the Bonafede group. Really: home/personal organization how tos, key tax laws change summary (better than what my accountant sent out), home improvement tips and more. They are actually quite good even with all the information available now days. Its like a little gentle push/well put reminder to expect and have more for myself. Plus every few months they are hosting or sponsoring some event or party (they go all out) so pretty much a no brainer to join their mailing list. I have never recommended a email/mail list before but they've proven themselves to me for more than a year.
Laura Odom and the Bonafede Team did an excellent job with the sale of my home. They were able to achieve a sale price of over $100,00 above the price that several other realtors told me I should expect the home to sell in this market. The sale price was well over the highest price for which my model had previously sold. In addition, their marketing achieved 4x the views on Zillow in a week as a prior listing for the home achieved in 2014. I will use Laura and the Bonafede Team for my future real estate needs and whole heartedly recommend them to anyone looking to sell their home in the San Jose and surrounding community areas.
My family was ready to move to a new home and Steve and his team helped us through the process as smoothly as possible. He understood what we wanted, and most importantly, what we didn't want. Once we found the house, he moved fast negotiating with the seller and got us a great deal. Shortly afterwards, Steve sold an investment property for us and he handled all aspects of the necessary remodeling in order to get us top dollar. His team is honest and responsive and I would not hesitate to use their services again for my family's real estate needs.
We were in great hands with the Bonafede team. We had a lot of hurdles to overcome. We had a VA loan which was a liability in a competitive market. We also were in the middle of a pandemic, which had its own obstacles. Laura and Steve worked tirelessly, searching for our new home. They were very patient with us and honest about the process. Now, six months later, we still cannot believe we were able to get the home of our dreams. We would definitely recommend them and we hope to refer others.
As a young adult, the idea of purchasing my first home was overwhelming and seemed impossible! The Bonafede Team possesses an abundance of knowledge in every aspect of the industry; from financial break down, loans, timelines, what to expect and more. They really took their time in educating me along the way as well as helped me find my dream home. They are area experts and truly know what they are talking about. Overall, I genuinely enjoy seeing them out in the community. They do it all.
The Bonafede Team really knows their stuff. They are absolutely terrific to work with, great communicators and really go out of their way to make sure clients are happy. I've known Dina and Brian Bonafede for 5 years. They work hard to understand what clients need and are always available to talk through questions and concerns. They're just great people who really want to do an outstanding job for their clients. If you need a realtor, you can not do better than the Bonafede Team.
We have been pleased with the team from the beginning of our sale. Dina and Brian and their entire staff have been very helpful and knowledgeable regarding the sale of our home. They made us feel like family and were very responsive to our needs during the entire process. They are also helping with the process of purchasing our brand new home in Gilroy. They really know their stuff. Joe Salamida, a very satisfied client and friend.
The Bonafede Team was with me every step of the way, from beginning, with the paper work,repairs, inspections, tree trimming, fence, and staging. When they were on vacation they arranged for another member of the team to be there to answer all my questions and even took me to see properties I was interested in. My questions never went unanswered. I would highly recommend the Bonafede team for all your needs when making a move.
The Bonafede Team operate as a family run business and their handling of their clients truly reflect that. They make the process of selling your home manageable and make you feel at ease. They are open and honest with expectations and remain in contact even after the transaction. I am very appreciative of their assistance and would recommend them to perspective buyers or sellers.
My husband and I decided to sell our beloved home in South San Jose. It needed to be a quick sale in order to make our next move happen. Steve and his team acted fast and handled everything from start to finish. Our home was listed and sold with 6 days. We are so happy we chose to work with Steve and his team! They are now our partners in helping us find our dream home!
There is something about a family owned business that exudes extra effort and the Bonafede Team definitely fits that category. Their family treats you like family, not a transaction. You know without a doubt when you choose them to represent you buying or selling your home that you are absolutely taken care of. I would recommend the Bonafede team to everyone I meet!
The Bonafede Team is, in a word, outstanding. They are professional, responsive, and go above and beyond to ensure a good experience for their clients. They made the process of selling our Willow Glen home a breeze! Took care of everything. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and would highly recommend them.
The team went far above and beyond in everything, including their marking process for our off market home. I am blown away by their professionalism and calm “can do it” attitude in a stressful market time. I was honored to be able to work with them on the sale of our family home and I felt incredibly valued as a client.
The team really knows how to surround themselves with great people. I have worked with them in several events helping charity and non-profits. They truly care for the community and helping people find the right home. The education I received is helping me get prepared to buy my first home.
This team has been wonderful. I've spent time with most of the team and everyone has been so supportive. Dina especially has been so supportive and worked so hard to sell our home. She took care of more than I could've asked for. I would highly recommend this team and Dina as your realtor.
The Bonafede Team really takes care of you and keeps your best interest a priority. They operate like clockwork and move fast when necessary and closely watch and follow up on any communications. Just purely impressive. It's obvious that customer service is their priority!
The Bonafede Team is always well prepared and does what it takes for their clients to succeed with their goals. We feel blessed to have worked with such an outstanding broker.
It is not possible for me to express in words how grateful I am to the Bonafede Team for getting our home sold without any delay, even as the world events unfolded and changed on a daily basis due to the “Shelter in Place” during a pandemic.
This is the best team around, and I would go to them for any of my real estate needs! I highly recommend working with them if you are interested in great people and quality results.
No reference letter can be thorough enough to express my satisfaction with Laura Bonafede Odom’s services. Laura provided service above and beyond my expectations. She is professional, considerate, trustworthy, and always a step ahead. She is just what you need when buying or selling a house in this market.
I never thought we were actually going to buy a house. I thought we were just “keeping our options open”. Laura respected that and didn’t push us at any point. That being said, she was still aggressive in trying to find us the perfect place. If we ever showed interest in anything, she made it happen.
And when she made a recommendation, I knew it was worth my time to look at her suggestions. She respected our style and budget, and opened up areas that we wouldn’t have even considered. Without her, we would NEVER have found the house of our dreams. We would have completely missed it! We were even able to get our house for under what it was being listed at! That is unheard of in this market.
Finding a house unexpectedly led to quite a quick turn around to put our house on the market. In this area, Laura went beyond anything even a best friend would do. She not only came over and helped move furniture, but when our garage was full she stored some of our belongings in her own garage! We were able to prep the house and stage it in about a week.
Her crew was fast, and they knew what they were doing. We had offers before it even went on the market!
She was always personally present at every meeting with a stager, gardener or inspector. She is hands on and leaves nothing to chance. The brochures she put out were top quality and she personally walked the streets in key neighborhoods to get the word out. I call her my personal bulldog! Nothing was going to get by her. And that is just the person you want when selling your home. Her hard work led to selling our home within ONE open house, with 9 offers, all over asking. You can’t ask for more than that.
If you need to talk to someone in person, I have given Laura permission to give out my number. Feel free to contact me! I don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to work with Laura & her team.
Dina Bonafede was outstanding throughout our entire transaction. She knew exactly what we were looking for in our first family home. Dina knew the area really well and so she knew where we should look and made sure that our offers would stand out. She made sure to explain everything to us and always keep us up to date.
Dina's approach is truly amazing. She has a wonderful style with exceptional listening skills. Her personality is positive, yet a strong negotiator. She's well prepared and does what it takes for her clients to succeed with their goals. We feel blessed to have worked with such an outstanding broker.
Dina is a very skilled and professional agent who I had the pleasure of working with. We had a quick and smooth transaction! If I could give 6 stars, I would!
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