“Julie Nachtwey represented us during the purchase of  our  Berkeley, CA property. Her high level of professionalism, expertise, personal and professional integrity, wonderful enthusiasm, and attention to detail made us feel like we were in the best of hands throughout the buying process. Julie is extremely committed to her clients through the longterm, and in fact, she and her husband, Fred, have remained close friends throughout the 12 years that we have known her.  We would absolutely recommend Julie to anyone who is in the market for a house in the east bay. “
~Nicole & Rob Wrubel


“I found Julie Nachtwey to be one of the most creative and dedicated realtors that I have ever worked with.  She was creative in staging the house, pricing the house, and in getting in offers that exceeded our list price and our expectations.  She was on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  I don’t think that there is a realtor in the industry that works harder, puts more of her personal self into the sale or is more creative than Julie.  I would recommend her without hesitation.”
~Susan Pohl
Formerly of 12 Alvarado 
Berkeley, Ca.

“We moved from NYC to the Bay area in 1998 when Charles Schwab hired my wife – and we looked at East Bay real estate every Sunday for a year due to it was new to us and the dot-com era.

One day we looked at a house in the Berkeley Hills and we ran into Julie. We started talking and she told us about a house that might be just what we wanted.

We went and saw it and she was correct. She had sold the house to the current owners and had found them a new home – so she was effective in matching needs.

We stayed in touch with Julie all these years.  When my wife received a job offer on the East Coast August 21, 2009 we contacted Julie. The house was sold and closed within 3 months.

Julie, as usual, moved quickly and professionally and handled everything from Soup-to-Nuts: staging – from assisting with price point/pricing strategy to even getting purchasers to let us hold onto the house after close so we could do Thanksgiving there.

Julie is unique, in many ways, and a true gem/asset when it comes to these difficult events and transitions.

They say that selling/buying/moving is one of the most stressful experiences one can go through. My situation was aggravated by the fact that my family decamped to NY on September 6 due to job/school so I was stuck alone in Berkeley to do everything.  Julie made the experience endurable…and ultimately successful.

I give her the highest recommendation.”    

~Richard Reiben & Nancy Boissy
“This is to thank you for all the work you did in selling my house.  I never realized that a real estate agent could be so fantastic at getting all those pre-sale essentials done.  You hired someone to haul, someone to clean, someone to paint, you staged the house beautifully. And you put up with my being entirely too busy to take proper part! You are an amazing agent and I would recommend you to anyone.”
~Richard M. Scheffler, Professor UC Berkeley
“Julie Nachtwey found a very special property for us at 27 Tamalpais Road in Berkeley.  We have lived here for twenty years and just love it!  Last Sunday we hosted a wedding for 125 people who could not stop exclaiming how wonderful our home was.  At the time we were house hunting we presented Julie with a long list of must-haves and she satisfied them all. We then asked Julie to sell our home in the thousand oaks area of Berkeley.  Julie took complete charge.  Before the term “staging” existed Julie arranged for a new exterior color scheme and found a reasonable, fast painter; renewed the garden, and created a charming and warm feeling in the house using her own art and textiles and some selected furniture.  The house sold very quickly despite a down turn in the market.  I know this is the result of her taking so much time and effort to make our house stand out.
Julie brings experience, energy and commitment to her clients.  It isn’t just business; it’s personal.  I am sure Julie will do a great job marketing your home.”
~Laura Katz & Larry Farb
“We are so grateful we had someone like Julie working with us. We were working under some time constraints, and Julie was able to guide us through a series of purchasing scenarios – single family homes, duplexes, homes with in-law units, and homes with rental units. She was both energetic and patient, as we quickly weighed our options and sorted things out. Once we decided on a path, Julie was able to help us hone in on a property that was really ideal for us. We are still amazed that she was able to devote so much effort in a short amount of time, and help us through an undertaking in which we never felt rushed. Unfamiliar with the market and the process in California, we truly relied on her local knowledge, experience, and understanding. We could not be happier with our purchase, our home, and our neighborhood; it’s a perfect fit.”
~Winston Chou and Donna Castro
“Working with Julie was everything we could have hoped for.  Her intelligence, sensitivity , and tenacity were on full display during the six months it took us to find the right house.   When we were near despair, she was full of encouragement.  When we were too aggressive, she counseled patience.  When we were too timid, she knew how to bolster our resolve.    She wanted us to buy the house WE wanted, and did not rest until that happened.  And it did.   We bought a great house that is right for us.    Our opinion:  Julie won’t steer you wrong.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             -~Morgan Forsey and Tony Taccone


“Recently, both my parents died owning a more than  fully furnished  Berkeley home in need of some sprucing up prior to sale. To make matters more complicated; I live at the opposite end of the state, the house was owned by more than one person, was part of a trust,  we are a blended family and a lawyer was involved. Things were a bit stressful at best.
Julie was a remarkable source of information as I needed contact with charities, auto repair, trash hauler, dump info, repair people, painters, window washers, stagers, colorist, etc. I had never lived in Berkeley and knew no one.  I moved into the house to begin the sale/clean out process and every one of Julie’s referrals showed up and did their job!. I admit having had some doubts about the whole process. Julie mapped out a repair/ sale  schedule that looked impossible to me, but all came out just as planned. 
The house sold in 4 days (for more than my asking price) after only one open house with 4 offers!  All the staging, painting, planting, repairing, and scrubbing, was worth it!”

~Linda Alley

One Response to “TESTIMONIALS”

  1. We started working with Julie shortly after moving to Berkeley from the East Coast. She patiently guided us through the process of home buying and was infinitely knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods we were investigating. Throughout, she reminded us that finding the right home is a process and that we would find it eventually.

    After several months of looking, we finally came upon a great home for our family, and Julie expertly navigated the complex closing. Time was of the essence, and it was indispensable to have her dedication, calm, and experience while negotiating the terms. And when we needed to pin down the move date, she was right there and made it happen. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.

    Alex and Jacqueline

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