TESTIMONIALS

Read what our clients have to say about working with us.

Thank you for all your help and your flawless advice and wisdom. You deserve your stellar reputation.
– Doug Schwab
I feel lucky to have been represented by Bebe & Alexis, a powerhouse of unsurpassed knowledge, experience, and resources. With deep roots in the area, Bebe and Alexis provide wise and authoritative advice on market conditions and strategy, as well as a great deal of practical service and support. As a seller, I saw these elements combine to bring about remarkable results on the sale of my home. As always, I’m impressed and grateful!
– Nevid Hartenstein
Both Bebe and Alexis are very lovely and brilliant and generous women. They are beyond competent, they are passionate about what they do and thus help in a way I have never before experienced. All was completely positive in my dealings with them both.
– Ann Taylor
Bebe, thank you for all you did to help make our wish come true.
– Carl and Brenda Morris
Alexis Thompson is the absolute best!! She was recommended to my husband and I by a close friend and did not disappoint. We were first time home buyers looking to move from SF to the east bay. She is very knowledgeable of the market in the east bay - we looked everywhere between San Leandro and El Cerrito and ended up buying our dream first home in the Estudillo Estates neighborhood of San Leandro. Alexis and I were in constant communication and she was extremely informative and proactive. I felt like she held our hand every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone and wouldn't use anyone else!!
– Whitney N.
Bebe McRae’s clear perspective and business savvy are unsurpassed in our market place.
– DJ Grubb
Alexis came highly recommended by our very close friend and did not disappoint. She was attentive and really cares for our family as we tried to purchase our first home in Piedmont. She didn't rush us to make offers and was able to find several off market properties for us to view. Several times she advised us not to make an offer and consider whether the home was really one we wanted. Super diligent with the contracts and able to smooth out all the last minute details that would have sent us into a deep, dark, emotional spiral. In the end, we got an amazing deal in a crazy market and could not be happier. First class realtor.
– Rabin N.
Bebe McRae is the market maker! She commands efficiency and skill with amazing grace. We were so happy to have selected Bebe to represent us in the sale of our home. She made the complicated and intense process easy and successful.
– Terry and Stephen Friedkin
"Alexis is a fantastic agent! I can't say enough good things about her. We worked with her (in partnership with Bebe McRae) to sell our North Berkeley home this summer and were incredibly impressed with her from start to finish. Her recommendations were soundly grounded in market research, she had a deep knowledge of our area and her attention to detail throughout the process was impressive. What I also love about her is she really ""hustles"". She is not an agent who sits back and waits for things to happen - she MAKES them happen. I felt like she worked really, really hard for us in so many areas and was a true partner in the selling experience. Lastly, I really appreciated that Alexis supported us on a very human level during the emotional experience of selling our beloved home and moving across the world. If I could beam her with us to handle our real estate transactions here in Europe, I 100% would! She's the absolute best!"
– Sarah R.
Bebe, It was a short-lived time we spent together, but it was life-changing. Thank you so much for the expertise and guidance you offered. Absolutely love our home and we’ve really settled in, it all could never have been but for you!
– Anthony and Julia
Alexis was our agent a year ago when we were shopping for a house in Berkeley. She came recommended by a friend because: #1: she knows this market really well and has a good sense of what things will sell for - this is tricky because everything goes above asking price. #2: she is a good negotiator when it's time to purchase the property. Both of these things proved true for us as well. I was initially disappointed because she didn't curate the MLS listings for us - she sent us everything in our price range every week and we had to weed through the list. However, we didn't look for a house for very long (less than 2 months), so that probably would've changed if we had house hunted for longer. When we found a good prospect she was there for us every step of the way and even several months after we moved in to our home. Before we bought our house, she set up our inspection (with a very thorough inspector so we would know exactly what we were getting into!), recommended trades to help us get quotes for fixing things, did a walk through with us and a contractor; and then, at our request, she negotiated down the purchase price for us. Six months after we bought the house she helped us revisit an issue with the seller. Tremendous customer care!
– Kelly H.
You were absolutely phenomenal, and thought of absolutely everything. I would have been thrilled if the only thing you did was sell the house for the price you did, but in addition, you made the whole process easier by taking care of all the details. Thank you!
– Dr. Christine Carter
I've never worked with a more competent person in any field. Bebe has a unique ability to turn a stressful process into an enjoyable one. I've worked with her on three different transactions over the years. After each closing, my only disappointment has been that our work together has come to its natural end. She's that good.
– Peter Wegner
In interviewing the East Bay’s top agents, each one promised international luxury exposure for my estate, unparalleled access to top, professional couples and personal showings to qualified buyers. However, as I followed up with personal references and carefully reviewed the sold properties in my elite pricing category, one name stood out above all the rest: Bebe McRae.
– Tony Rich
Bebe Mcrae is the best realtor I have ever worked with. Her attention to detail, hard work, and focus on client satisfaction is amazing. She is an absolute professional and her excellent work representing us, for both the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new dream home, made a difficult process a worry free pleasure. I would highly recommend her for any of your real estate transactions.
– Andy Ball
Bebe has an incredible grasp of the residential real estate market more than any agent I have ever known. She knows every house and understands exactly how to maximize the value of each one. Us software professionals could learn a thing or two from her in negotiation! She is also an incredible human being and is enormously professional to work with. This is a human network as much as any other professional network.
– Mark J. Barrenechea
Bebe, I am very grateful to you for all your wonderful work on our behalf. When I was little, my dad took me to Candlestick Park to see the Giants, and he told me to watch number 24. He said, that guy is so good at what he does that he makes it look easy. I always think of you as the Willie Mays of real estate transactions because the same is true of you. I really can't imagine a better selling process. Thanks for everything.
– Joan
We can't say enough about our experiences working with Bebe and Alexis during our first house purchase. We were prepared for a long season of looking and a lot of disappointment. Instead, we submitted a winning bid on a house in Berkeley within a month! Our success was directly attributable to their strategic thinking, responsiveness, and nuanced understanding of the entire process, which made our offer extremely competitive in an extremely hot market. They have continued to be a resource after the sale as well, confirming their professionalism and commitment to their clients. We will definitely work with them again should we decide to enter the market in the future.
– Freyja Knapp and Alex Harkness
"Bebe and Alexis are amazing. They have represented us in buying two homes and selling one. In every interaction it is clear you are dealing with true professionals. Buying a home in the Bay Area can be a stressful experience. Our second home purchase had some unusual circumstances that were navigated expertly by Alexis and we were able to secure the home of our dreams at a fair price because of her diligence. Their team quickly resolved any obstacles that came about in completing the purchases and sale. I would never consider anyone else to handle our Bay Area real estate needs. They set the standard for excellence in this field and deserve the highest recommendation."
– Michael B.
We have worked with Bebe personally on selling and buying 2 homes: one in Berkeley and the other in Monclair (Oakland). Bebe is incredible. Not only is she lovely to work with and be around, she is a very skilled agent and knows the market and this area very, very well. She has always been exceptionally professional while also being warm. Bebe and Alexis just helped us buy our dream home (4 other offers!) and the house we're selling Bebe helped us by with 14 other offers! Alexis is wonderful partner and the two of them together is fantastic. I truly cannot recommend enough how worth it it is to work with them during any stage of the buying and selling process. They are there to help you get or sell your house and every step of the process. Thank you Bebe and Alexis again!
– Lily F.
We can't say enough about our experiences working with Bebe and Alexis during our first house purchase. We were prepared for a long season of looking and a lot of disappointment. Instead, we submitted a winning bid on a house in Berkeley within a month! Our success was directly attributable to their strategic thinking, responsiveness, and nuanced understanding of the entire process, which made our offer extremely competitive in an extremely hot market. They have continued to be a resource after the sale as well, confirming their professionalism and commitment to their clients. We will definitely work with them again should we decide to enter the market in the future.
– Freyja Knapp and Alex Harkness
Ellen and I wanted to formally thank you for all you did to make the sale of 37 Dawn a success. Knowing your reputation before we engaged you as our agent, we had high expectations and they were exceeded. Your professional judgment, experience and understanding of the market was superb. You kept things moving on all fronts, drawing on a roster of service providers (like stagers or painters) who were the best in their fields. We are very satisfied with the outcome of your efforts. I should mention that one thing that really impressed us was your "hands-on" approach to managing our transaction. In my experience, successful professionals often end up distancing themselves from the details, delegating much of the job to others on their "team". In contrast, you were personally involved in all aspects of our transaction and you were totally accessible, no matter the issue. You took responsibility yourself for getting everything right and I think it made a difference.
– Larry and Ellen

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