Testimonials

Miguel C.

As first-time home buyers, my wife and I started this process without much more than a basic understanding of real estate, a few thousand dollars set aside, and a dream of investing into our future; we were simply sick and tired of paying exorbitant rents for a substandard quality of life. We knew we had to make a change, and that we’d need someone special to guide us along the way. Gabe Duran was that special someone. Let me start by saying that Gabe never treated us like a sale, or ever made us feel like we were “shopping” for a house. Rather, it would be more accurate to say that Gabe made us feel like we were on a journey to find that perfect home that already existed in our minds. Within just a few days, Gabe introduced us to what is now our forever home! During our time working with Gabe, we found him to be professional, communicative, available, empathetic, friendly, and filled wi…

As first-time home buyers, my wife and I started this process without much more than a basic understanding of real estate, a few thousand dollars set aside, and a dream of investing into our future; we were simply sick and tired of paying exorbitant rents for a substandard quality of life. We knew we had to make a change, and that we’d need someone special to guide us along the way. Gabe Duran was that special someone. Let me start by saying that Gabe never treated us like a sale, or ever made us feel like we were “shopping” for a house. Rather, it would be more accurate to say that Gabe made us feel like we were on a journey to find that perfect home that already existed in our minds. Within just a few days, Gabe introduced us to what is now our forever home! During our time working with Gabe, we found him to be professional, communicative, available, empathetic, friendly, and filled with knowledge regarding homes and neighborhoods within our budget!

Robyn D.

In an extremely competitive market for buyers (Sonoma County, post-fires) Gabe was able to use his local knowledge and connections to find us our dream home in the hills. After being outbid by all cash offers on several properties Gabe found us exactly the house we were looking for before it hit the market. Our family was on vacation when we got an email from Gabe asking when we would be back in town because he found a property that he really wanted us to see. In the meantime, Gabe worked with the listing agent to arrange a time as soon as we got home from vacation to see the home. After seeing the home, we immediately knew we wanted to make an offer. We discussed a price that we wanted to offer to ensure we didn't lose out on this particular house. Gabe encouraged us to offer $15,000 less than what we initially wanted to offer. While he understood how badly we wanted the house, Gabe's k…

In an extremely competitive market for buyers (Sonoma County, post-fires) Gabe was able to use his local knowledge and connections to find us our dream home in the hills. After being outbid by all cash offers on several properties Gabe found us exactly the house we were looking for before it hit the market. Our family was on vacation when we got an email from Gabe asking when we would be back in town because he found a property that he really wanted us to see. In the meantime, Gabe worked with the listing agent to arrange a time as soon as we got home from vacation to see the home. After seeing the home, we immediately knew we wanted to make an offer. We discussed a price that we wanted to offer to ensure we didn't lose out on this particular house. Gabe encouraged us to offer $15,000 less than what we initially wanted to offer. While he understood how badly we wanted the house, Gabe's knowledge of the market and this particular situation convinced us to trust in his advice.

Patrick M.

I retained Gabe as my Realtor back in June of 2018 when I had finally made up my mind to sell and move out of state. From the get go he was very helpful and knowledgeable of what I needed to do to get the house ready for sale. Even though the house was out of his market and a two hour drive away Gabe went all in to help me sell this house. When the house hit the market in October I had gotten a job offer out of state. Although I would be in another state I was confident I was in good hands. Gabe put on a couple open houses, scheduled tours and interacted with buyers on my behalf. When we finally got a solid offer on the house and went into escrow he was on top of things. Setting up inspections, scheduling maintenance and doing the little things that needed to be done to help pass inspections. All the while communicating with me and sending me doc to sign to make sure everything would mov…

I retained Gabe as my Realtor back in June of 2018 when I had finally made up my mind to sell and move out of state. From the get go he was very helpful and knowledgeable of what I needed to do to get the house ready for sale. Even though the house was out of his market and a two hour drive away Gabe went all in to help me sell this house. When the house hit the market in October I had gotten a job offer out of state. Although I would be in another state I was confident I was in good hands. Gabe put on a couple open houses, scheduled tours and interacted with buyers on my behalf. When we finally got a solid offer on the house and went into escrow he was on top of things. Setting up inspections, scheduling maintenance and doing the little things that needed to be done to help pass inspections. All the while communicating with me and sending me doc to sign to make sure everything would move along smoothly.

Scott D.

Gabe helped my wife and I sell our home in Santa Rosa. He was very thorough in discussing some of the comps in the area and why certain homes were listed at the prices they were. Gabe made us feel comfortable with setting a listing price that would attract a lot of interest and hopefully obtain multiple offers. After discussing with us some tips on how to properly stage our home Gabe outlined his plan to aggressively market our property. Once our house hit the market, we immediately had a lot of interest and showings. In just one week we received multiple offers. Gabe guided us through the process of analyzing the pros and cons of each offer and eventually advised us to counter two offers. We immediately had an acceptance for $16,000 over list price with our preferred closing timeline. The transaction went smoothly and we were glad we used Gabe to sell our home.

Caitlyn D.

Purchasing a home during a pandemic may seem crazy and like it would be stressful. I honestly don’t know because our realtor Gabe made the process absolutely painless. He is so knowledgeable about the local area, the market and was quick to key in on what we wanted. We used a VA Loan which can be challenging I heard, again Gabe knew exactly what to do and the process was so smooth. Not only is Gabe great at what he does he is also a genuinely nice person who does his best to take great care of his clients. He is kind, honest and professional in his interactions with clients. We were so lucky to have Gabe in our corner. He has even checked in on us after closing to see how we are doing and if we need anything. While I don’t want to move anytime soon I would absolutely use Gabe for any future real estate needs and will be referring everyone I know to him.

Mari H.

We used Gabe Duran to sell our home. Working with him was great, he was easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable about the real-estate market in our neighborhood. He offered valuable insight on how we should de-clutter and stage our home. He had professional photographs taken, created brochures, walked the neighborhood letting people know when we were having open houses and a lot more. When we saw our listing, we were ecstatic with his work. Gabe was very patient answering our questions. He made the selling process incredibly easy and kept us informed every step of the way. I've recommended the Gabe to my coworkers and family. He's a great Realtor and a genuinely nice guy.

Michelle F.

I personally wanted to thank Gabe for his professionalism and communication throughout the entire Real Estate transaction. I was representing Gabe's clients with their home loan and when we had to extend the escrow period due to unforeseen delays, Gabe was able to handle the changes with professionalism and kept all parties informed. I recommend Gabe to anyone who is looking to buy or sell Real Estate in the Santa Rosa and surrounding areas. Thank you Gabe for your hard work.

Vince M.

Gabe did an amazing job listening and understanding the type of home we wanted. He found us an amazing home and was very engaged during the process. I would definitely recommend using Gabe to help find or sell a home locally. He knows and understands the local area.

Arianna S.

Gabe hasn’t been my realtor but I was impressed upon meeting him. A neighbor was selling their home and he came by ours to share the listing! That’s the kind of realtor you want: Super friendly and hard working!

Sarah H.

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Gabe for the last four years. He is one of the most professional, hard working and caring agents I know. He takes his business seriously always makes his clients a top priority!

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As a current resident in Santa Rosa, I am fully aware of the current market trends. Whether working with buyers or sellers, I know what it takes to get a great deal on a listing or get top dollar for your current home. When it comes to getting the job done right, you can count on me.

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