My Client Reviews
Laurie & Keith R.
Throughout our dealings with Amy, she was considerate, hard-working and meticulous. She showed us how to get our home ready to sell and helped us to do this. She used her own items and staged our home beautifully. Amy supplied the names of businesses that we used successfully. She gave us sound professional advice and kept us on a timeline. Thank you, Amy!
Patricia & Doug K.
Amy was not only professional, but she was fun too! You can tell she loves what she does, and she always had our best interest in mind. Amy was the listing agent for my Mom's mobile home. Mom passed away, and the next step was to sell. Amy was focused on our well being since selling Mom's home could be emotional. She was keeping us updated and was available to us if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend Amy to anyone buying or selling, no matter what the reason.
Kendal & John R.
Amy is absolutely outstanding. She hustled so hard for us. She was very knowledgeable of the market, flexible around our schedule, creative in finding solutions that fit our situation and very compassionate. The process had highs and lows when we looked due to it being a sellers market, and she was very empathetic and there for us in the emotional turmoil. I never felt rushed. Amy very much cares about her clients, loves her job and is not just in it for the money. I will never NOT refer people to Amy. As first time home buyers, Amy walked us through each step of the process. I am so grateful for all the support she provided us. Do yourself the biggest favor you can and use Amy as your agent to buy or sell a home. You will be so glad you did.
Agnna Varinia G.
Amy is the BEST! She helped make my dream come true as a first-time homebuyer in this tight housing market. Her expertise, client-service and organization are first-rate. I am grateful for her guidance throughout the entire process. The best holiday present is hiring Amy!!
We have now worked with Amy on 3 properties in the last 2 years, and her work on our behalf has been beyond 5 stars. Her friendly and respectful attitude combine to make the entire process as easy as possible. Amy takes care of all the details to keep the process on track, and advises us beforehand of any complications that could arise. She is very thorough and efficient, and with the amount of work and paperwork that buying or selling properties requires nowadays, her help and knowledge is the best a client of hers can expect. To make sure of a smooth process as possible when buying or selling a property, there is no one else we would want to work with than Amy. Ben & Carole Guzman (plus, she always laughs at my jokes. Ben)
Previous review from Carole G.
Amy is the best Real estate agent we could ever had hoped for to help us sell our house. She was extremely thorough and helped us with all the major and minor details of the entire process, always being ahead of what was to happen next. Her demeanor was always positive, friendly and very professional, always very respectful our wishes, and her advice very helpful in guiding us in our decisions. She helped us with any and all the issues that were problems and that came up during the process She was very caring and warm. She even insisted we use her truck for dump runs,and she did help us with moving some of our belongings to our new residence She also helped with the decorations of our backyard to make it even more presentable than it was. The interior staging and photographs and video she did our our house were exceptional in helping us sell our house. We highly recommend her services to anyone who needs a professional realtor, as we believe we could not found anyone better than Amy to help us in this process.
Will & Kim G.
We have known Amy for many years as a wonderful neighbor, yet as our real estate agent she far exceeded every expectation. From the very first day, we knew we had absolutely made the best choice in selecting an agent to help us sell our family home of 25 years. Amy guided us through every step of preparing, listing, showing, and selling our home and her exceptional organizational and communication skills kept us on track throughout the process with minimal stress. She goes above and beyond the role of "agent", offering her assistance with everything from hauling items for disposal to providing meals! Every conversation ended with, "is there anything I can do for you?". Selling a home during the Covid pandemic presented with unique challenges, yet Amy remained steadfast and optimistic and we had the perfect buyer for our home with on offer over asking price within just a few weeks. But what we most appreciated about Amy is her personal touch to everything she does and she has a complete understanding of the emotional aspects of selling a beloved family home. No detail or preference was overlooked. She really listened to what was important to us in regards to how we wanted to present and endorse our home, thus the actual sale process was almost effortless. She possesses every quality anyone could want in a real estate agent.
Would you like to sell your home quickly and get the best price. Look no further than Amy Toumbs. We call her Amazing Amy because she does so much. Not only will you be hiring Amy but you will also have the benefit of her expert team of professionals. Inspectors, photographer, home stager, handyman, roofer, furnace, chimney, she has great people at very reasonable prices. Amy works hand in hand with you to make sure your house looks it's best. She then markets the home on the internet, flyers, mailings etc. She sold our house above list price in only 10 days. Amy has fantastic communication skills, boundless energy, knows the real estate market very well, has continuous followup, and is an expert in her field. She dedicates herself to making sure her clients are completely 110% satisfied. She is AMAZING AMY.
Amy is an outstanding agent to work with! My husband and I are first time home buyers and we went through a roller coast experience. The first house we put an offer on was a disaster since we were dealing with a very difficult seller. My husband and I went up and down and back and forth. The one steadying force throughout the whole process was Amy. She was our greatest advocate and protector. She invests not only her time and energy but he heart into working with her clients. When my husband and I finally decided to walk away from the first house we put an offer in on, Amy was right there for us. She kept saying that things are meant to be for a reason and something better was out there for us. And she was absolutely right! A little while later, she came across a house we may be interested in. Based on our past experience with the previous offer we put in, my husband and I didn't want to get our hopes up too high especially since they anticipated multiple offers on the house. But Amy was there to guide us through the process and was a steadying force as we put in our offer. When we found out that we got the house, not only were my husband and I thrilled but Amy was as well. But she didn't stop there. She went out of her way to make sure that she would be there to help us in anyway she could. She met with inspectors when we couldn't based on our work schedule and always let us know that she was there to help us in anyway she could. My husband and I were so lucky to work with her. We couldn't have asked for a better agent to guide us through the process of getting our first home!
I checked all boxes below just to highlight how satisfied my wife and I were with using Amy. Thankfully we used Amy to sell our home last year. She then helped us land our dream home within weeks of the sale. There was a lot of back and forth with the seller as it was a relocation on their end. Amy would always be on the phone or calling us with updates on the progress and explaining what we need to do or what we need to expect. Amy is always respectful, but will be at your side/defense if needed the entire time. She is the agent you want to be with during the stress of buying or selling a home, no questions. If you are looking to buy or sell, please call her, or you'd be really sorry! There is a ton more to Amy that wont fit in this comment box! The Petrellese Family
Previous review from Michael P.
Amazing Agent! Amy is truly unique in all that she does! Amy brings forward something that can be rare these days, which is passion for her job and love for her clients. She puts her clients first and foremost through the entire process. From the beginning until the very end Amy is right by your side working with you guiding you, and getting you any information you may want/need for the process. We were so pleased with the sale of our home with Amy, we turned around and had her help us find our next dream home, which we did and close just after the new year. I truly hope someone high up reviews this post. You have a true asset with Amy Toumbs. She will be recommended by our family forever. Her hard work and dedication to us was unbelievable. The time she dedicates to her job is amazing! On the last day of our sale she even showed up with her truck and helped us load some of the last stuff from our home and brought it to storage. We will be forever grateful for Amy! Amy has amazing local knowledge, pays attention to every last detail, always has open communication and answers questions ASAP. Her professionalism is always on point, you can trust her with your own life, dedication is an understatement and she is not a push over when the time calls for a little backbone. As stressful as buying or selling a home can be, Amy really made us feel at ease knowing that she had our back every step of the way. Amy Toumbs is an asset to any company she works for. She deserves greatness, as that is what she represents! As we said before, we will always be grateful for Amy, how many people can say they remeber only good things from the sale and purchase of their home?.. we can! - The Petrellese Family
Amy was absolutely amazing!!!! I have known Amy for many years, and she is truly the dopest human being. Having her sell my childhood home was the best choice EVER. From day one, we have been connected at every aspect of the transactions. Amy understood all the emotions I had to process. She was very patient, and compassionate. One word describes Amy...!.authentic. My wife and I, think Amy T is the best in the business. Humbly grateful, The Birdsongs
I was one of those people who questioned the value of a real estate agent. For that amount of money, couldn't I do this myself? I know today, the answer to that question is NO. Any doubt I had about the value of a real estate agent was removed when I worked with Amy. Amy was so much more than just our real estate agent. She was a true partner to us helping us however she could, every step along the way. Amy is super organized and had us get all our paperwork and inspections etc., settled long before we ever had a buyer. All this proactive organization made the buyer contracting period so smooth and it allowed us to close on the house 19 days after contract! Our house was on the market for 16 weeks. During that time, Amy held 1-2 open houses every weekend. She checked in after every weekend to let us know about the traffic that week. She was routinely pulling the comparable properties on the market to be sure our price point was still appropriate compared to the other houses out there. She was super helpful giving advice while also making sure we were very comfortable with our decisions. Her communication with us was outstanding. In addition, Amy went above and beyond in every way possible. She was a cleaner, a packer, a furniture mover, a spackler and a painter, she called carpet cleaners, plumbers and roofers, etc for quotes and appointments. As I said, she wasn't just our agent, she was our partner. On top of all that, she is a lovely person to work with. Her communication style is so easy; she truly cares about her clients. The house we sold was my Mom's, who had recently passed away. At the closing, Amy gave us a sweet little Christmas tree with ornaments containing pictures of my mom and my family. Amy Toumbs is an extraordinary Real estate agent and we feel so grateful we had the opportunity to work with her. ~Diane
Don & Ellen M.
We highly recommend Amy! She made the process of selling our home fast and painless. Amy is highly ethical, responsive and cares about her clients. We had a great experience! Don and Ellen Maday
Amy was more than helpful throughout the entire home buying process. She was very informative and knowledgeable of the local market and helped me find an awesome home. Her knowledgeable along with her caring personality made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend Amy to anyone
Amy is by far, the best experience in real estate I've ever had. She is so knowledgeable and personable at the same time. She goes above and beyond in getting a home ready for the market and truly enjoys every minute of her hard work to make my house beautiful. In just 3 short weeks it was sold. She also sold my daughter's home in just 2 weeks! I think the joy she gets from her work sets her apart from any other realtors I've known. This is more than a job to Amy and I feel like I've made a friend for life!
I met Amy about a year ago when my husband and I were considering a cross country move. We weren't certain about our plans but wanted to get an idea of the value of our home. Amy did a full assessment of the value of our home and researched the recent sales of other similar homes in our area. She happily answered all of our questions and provided expert advice regarding things we should do to get our house ready if we decided to sell. She then checked in with us every couple of months to see if we had any questions or needed any additional assistance. Once we were ready to sell, we were in a bit of a hurry because my husband had been offered a job on the east coast. With lightning speed Amy was able to get our house listed, photographed and staged. We had our first open house within a week of us telling her we were ready. Throughout every step of the process Amy listened to us and kept us informed. She offered advice and options but always reminded us that everything was our decision. Moving is always a bit stressful but Amy was amazing at keeping us calm throughout the entire process. My husband started his new job during the middle of this process and I was left to finish packing, deal with movers and get kids/dog moved. Amy was there to do a dump run for us and even offered to help pack boxes. She went so far above and beyond our expectations (based on past experiences with other realtors). We couldn't have asked for a better realtor. She is amazingly knowledgeable about the local real estate market and is a savvy negotiator. Amy was always available for us and made us feel as if our home sale was her highest priority! Anybody looking to buy or sell in the Benicia area would be lucky to have Amy as their realtor.
Amy is the best real estate agent I have ever had! She is extremely nice, conscientious, knowledgeable and always available to answer any questions you have. My husband passed away almost two years ago and I needed to downsize to a smaller place, it was extremely emotional for me, Amy understood my concerns and was extremely empathetic to my to my many different emotions. She guided me along in a process that I had never done by myself. She helped me clean out my garage and took stuff to the dump for me . She had a stager come in, she helped spackel my walls. Anything I needed done, she did. Being by myself and having to move from a big house to a townhouse was overwhelming, but Amy was always there to help guide me. She even drove me up to Sonoma to look at condos! If you want a realtor that is compassionate, helpful, knowledgeable and won't talk you into something you're not comfortable with, Amy is the one. I can't say enough good things about her !
There really are not enough words to describe what an amazing experience selling our house with Amy at the helm was for us. Months before our go live date she came and advised us on ways to prepare our beloved home to sell. When the time came, she professionally staged, photographed and publicized our home to help others see the best that it could be. Amy was amazing at communication, patient in explaining every nuance of contracts and documents. I always felt that she was on top of each step and eager to make the transitions as smooth as possible. She continually assisted in time sensitive projects with a smile on her face and encouraging words. I loved that she was super respectful of the fact that it was our home and ultimately our decisions to make throughout the process. She gave great advice and I valued her expertise as well as her humility. I've experienced realtors in the past that bulldozed their way over my thoughts and feelings and I was so thrilled to work with Amy who was such a breath of fresh air. She is by far one of the best realtors I've ever had the privilege to work with. Five stars are just not enough!
Amy was terrific in helping us find a home in Vallejo...she was beyond patient, flexible with our schedule, but more importantly, Amy had a great understanding of what we were looking for.
Amy Toumbs is absolutely the perfect partner in a real estate transaction. Amy managed the sale of our home prior to a cross-country move. A long distance move is stressful, but Amy's eagle-eyed attention on our home, her vast expertise, calm and reassuring manner, positivity, and fantastic communication and organization skills took the stress out of the sales process. She actually made it enjoyable. * Amy is plugged in to the local area, and tuned in to the market. * She pulled together the best team to stage, photograph and market our home. * Amy is a great negotiator. I would trust her to represent my interests in any future real estate negotiations. * Amy is absolutely one of the most organized people that I've ever met. I am a stickler for detail, and she was right there with every piece of information that I needed and wanted -- usually before I even asked. * There are always bumps along the road with any real estate transaction. Amy prevented as many as possible, and efficiently and effectively smoothed out those that did occur. * Amy's advice was always right on point. * Her honesty and professionalism shine at every moment. Amy is brilliant, a very hard worker, and the perfect professional to have in your corner with any real estate transaction.
Amy is the best! We are first time California homeowners, and Amy went above and beyond our expectations. She throughly explained the process and showed us homes that met our unique needs and some at a far distance. She even even showed us homes multiple times. Our 3 year old daughter still speaks of her and Lory. Our time was limited and Amy kept appointments in some of the worst weather. She is quick to respond to any questions and dedicated to her clients. We highly recommend Amy in finding your new home!
Amy is simply the best. She was expertly knowledgeable about all aspects of selling the house, from staging the house to holding an open house to handling the paperwork necessary to complete the sale. She responded immediately to any questions or requests I had. Selling a house is by definition stressful. But Amy's upbeat personality and always being there made the process as stress-free as one could hope for. And, Amy is one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. I give Amy my highest recommendation.
- Residential Real Estate
- Listing Agent
- Buyer's Agent
- California First Time Home Buyers
My Credentials and Memberships
- 2020 COLDWELL BANKER INTERNATIONAL STERLING SOCIETY AWARD
- 2019 COLDWELL BANKER INTERNATIONAL STERLING SOCIETY AWARD
- California Association Of Realtors
- National Association Of Realtors
- Solano Association Of Realtors
- Bay Area Real Estate Information Systems
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