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Rita Zwerdling
Cell: 510-504-5533

Rita's Client Testimonials

"Rita negotiated a difficult deal for us which closed successfully for one reason: Rita. Over a period of months, Rita's considerable experience, interpersonal skills, negotiating expertise, availability, sense of timing, and sense of humor made it happen."

I had three separate transactions with Rita in 2001. She represented me once as Seller and twice as Buyer. In each of these I found her to be a most effective agent. She not only took care of the required formalities, but also worked hard and constructively to make sure all the related issues that can make or break a deal are properly taken care of. These ranged from helping to arrange financing to negotiating with inspectors and contractors. She made the deals happen.

Rita came highly recommended by close friends who had recently bought a house with her help. After looking at just a few houses with us, she had formed a great sense of our preferences and finances. For several weeks, she showed us every house in the area that she thought might appeal to us, giving us a great sense of what was available at the time in our price range.

Even before we'd seen it, she knew that the house we eventually bought was by far the best of all those we'd looked at. We liked it so much that we were willing to spend more than we had decided we could afford. The house had been swamped with people on its first open Sunday, but Rita acted quickly to get our offer in to the owner, who she knew was eager to sell and already had plans to move. At a time when houses in Berkeley were routinely selling for 20% above list and far less desirable properties drew multiple offers, Rita got us the house for the asking price! Needless to say, we were thrilled, and three years later can verify that the house has been perfect for us.

Because she was so perceptive about our tastes and needs, Rita made the whole process of buying a house fast and painless. Her experience, knowledge and competence were evident every step of the way, and her warm personality and dry sense of humor made her a pleasure to work with. She's smart, savvy, well connected, and works tirelessly for her clients. One example--on the day that we had to sign the final contract, Beth was stuck at work in San Francisco, so Rita drove over the Bay Bridge at 6 a.m. to bring her the papers.

We've referred several of our friends with different interests and needs to Rita, and they've all been as thrilled with her as we have. Should we ever decide to move, we have no doubt who we'll call.

"Your goals and mine are the same. We will work together to achieve these goals"