Specific examples of why you should hire Jessica Evans. I truly can’t say enough good things about Jessica! When choosing a buyers’ agent, we wanted a veteran who really knew Walnut Creek and surrounding areas and had built-in relationships with other agents. But we also wanted someone who was young, motivated and energetic. We found in Jessica a unicorn blend of a high-energy go-getter with the warmth of a friend, coupled with a lifetime in the area and the deep network that comes from real estate being a family business. In a telling sign, our relationship began as such: I called her up and said, “We’ll probably buy the house we are renting, and we’ve agreed to forgo using a buyers’ agent to cut costs. But on the off chance that we can’t make a deal, we’d love to see what’s out there.” I actually felt too badly to ask if she could still help us; luckily, she offered. From that day forward, she serviced us as if she was 100 percent selling us a multimillion-dollar home (vs. a moderately priced one, or quite possibly nothing at all). At one point, we considered buying a lot and building a prefab (translation: she would only get a much-smaller commission on the lot purchase). Not only did she not flinch, but she also did meticulous research on prefab companies, collated the research and presented it to me in an organized summary. In addition to these bold displays of integrity and goodwill, Jessica:
-Tapped her connections to get rough contractor estimates at moment’s notice at one point, she searched the internet (and miraculously found!) an example of a similar floor plan post-wall-removal to help us make a more informed decision.
-Made herself available even within our very tight schedule and her own.
-Responded nearly immediately to communications.
-Served not only as a realtor but as a therapist and consultant on the sale of our Los Angeles home, of which she would not make a dime.
-Summarized purchase documents for me in writing, simply because I hate reading them.
-Seemingly knew everything about anything even marginally related to the sale, purchase, rental or remodel of a house. (Can you remove an in-ground pool? Jessica knew and even had a resource, an average price and an explanation about the two avenues to choose from.)
If the above doesn’t convince you of Jessica’s responsiveness, work ethic, industry expertise, and passion for helping clients, I’ll conclude with this: Much of the above occurred when she was nine months pregnant! In fact, she continued to follow up on negotiating an early release from our rental agreement (not even her job) a few days after giving birth. Thanks to Jessica and her partner, Steve, our anxiety was minimized and our options maximized. Due to her adeptness in negotiating us as a backup offer, we ended up purchasing a house we couldn’t have dreamed possible!
I had a truly wonderful experience looking for a home with Jessica Evans and Ridge Real Estate. Jessica was super professional and knowledgeable about all things real estate and more importantly for me, about all the areas in the east bay. She met me, sometimes on a moments notice, and always came fully prepared with information on each house. I never felt any pressure to purchase a home. Jessica made me feel like I didn't need to sacrifice the things I truly wanted in a home. She made sure I was aware of all aspects of home whether good or bad. She was 100% transparent during the entire process. Her style of transacting is to give her clients all the information to help them make the best decision without pushing them in one way or another. In addition to being a great agent, she's also a great listener. I was pretty scattered in my idea of what I wanted in a house. Jessica really helped me focus on what was important to me in a home, ultimately leading me to my perfect townhome! I can't say enough good things. I had an amazing experience working with Jessica. I trust her completely and will absolutely work with her again!
Steve Ridge and his family partners are much more than extremely experienced and competent realtors, they have become great friends. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a top-notch realtor.
Couldn't be happier in our new home. Thanks to the great Ridge team showing us many properties until finding the perfect place. I will definitely recommend to others looking to buy or sell.
Steve Jessica and their wealth of a network in the industry have been a pleasure to work with. I first met Steve in 2013 after a good friend recommended him. Since then, I have bought two properties and sold one through Steve and his daughter. Steve is very well connected and a straight shooter. I did what he recommended and everything went great. When I sold in 2018, Steve was instrumental in setting up the Compass concierge service (highly recommend), connecting me to his people in getting my house in shape for showings. My house in Concord sold in less than a month. When I needed to buy again in 2020, Steve was able to connect with the listing agent and estimate the exact figure needed to get the property. When I would attend open houses, agents would of course inquire if I had an agent. When I mentioned Steve Ridge and Jessica, agents know them and also say things like "oh you are in good hands." Go with a pro like Steve, listen to his recommendations, and have fun! Steve is an easygoing guy who knows his stuff, and Jessica is so on top of her game too. Thanks to Ridge Real Estate Group and wishing you all more continued success!
Jessica & Steve were great. They were both very responsive and very knowledgeable and answered every question I had through the home buying process. I am a first time home buyer and they were super helpful and taught me a lot about being a home owner. I strongly recommend their services and wouldn't hesitate to contact them again if I’m ever looking for a secondary property. They always accommodated my work schedule and made sure we met deadlines and got into view homes in a timely manner. If you guys are buying a home any time soon these are the agents for you!
Ridge Real Estate group has handled four purchases and two sales for us. They provide expert sales and purchase advice and timely personal service. They are the only company we will use.
We selected the Ridge Real Estate Group because of the many recommendations from friends and family. They helped us navigate the sale of our house during the craziness of COVID-19. The combined knowledge of Steve and Jessica was so beneficial to get us to where we needed to be during such a stressful time. We highly recommended this team to assist you with your real estate needs. They will be there with you every step of the way. Thank you Steve and Jessica for all you did for us!!
I worked with Jessica who was proactive and extremely friendly and easy to work with. This was my first time purchasing a place and she made the process smooth as possible and helped whenever I had a questions in regards to something. I recommend to anyone to work with Ridge Real Estate Group, as I will be coming back to them when the next opportunity comes!
Steve Ridge has been our family realtor for over 15 years and I wouldn’t choose another! I am purchasing my second property in Benicia while living out of state. Steve keeps the ball rolling and continually provides me with options that are personalized to my revolving needs. Thanks Steve. I have total faith in you!!
I’ve known Steve for 25 years. We recently had the pleasure of the Ridge Real Estate team, Steve and Jessica, sell our home in Vallejo! The Ridge real estate group has helped my dad, my mom, my stepmom, and my own family all purchase or sell homes over the years in the Bay Area. Their professionalism and attention to detail are phenomenal! Working with them feels like spending time with family and any questions or challenges found along the way or answered and ironed out smoothly. You can find any realtor around, but if you want to find one that will be a lifelong partner and excellent resource, I highly recommend the Ridge Real Estate Group!
I had worked with Jessica from Ridge Real Estate Group twice for buying and selling my first home during the past three years. She is very responsive, professional, and provided high quality work, which make our collaboration very efficient. She is someone I can trust and helps me making right decisions. Thanks for her hard work, agility, and tenacity to help me reach my target when selling my home during the pandemic. I highly recommend the service from Jessica and Ridge Real Estate Group
Throughout our hunt for a house, Jessica gave us helpful tips and tools, she got to know our likes and dislikes, and professionally guided us through the entire experience, even during the COVID19 global crisis. We appreciated her honesty, responsiveness, and sense of humor as well. She clearly takes her job very seriously and does her research so we knew we were in good hands. We love our new home so much!
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