Doug is an outstanding agent who worked with us through both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our prior home in Crocker Highlands. He knows the East Bay market inside-out, on both sides of the Caldecott Tunnel, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships to bear on every aspect of his profession.
Whenever I asked him complicated questions about financial and transactional subtleties that most agents would barely begin to answer, he always proved to know these details and advise me effectively. His calm bearing and deliberate approach served us well every step of the way. He remained available and communicative throughout the entire process, all the way from house-hunting and preliminary planning up until the close of escrow and beyond. He is always helpful, honest, and fair, without being pushy or aggressive, and we've been very happy with him as our agent.
I will use Doug for any future real estate transactions. I urge anyone looking for a real estate agent to contact him. Doug was the calm in the middle of a time limited, complicated, triangulated bi coastal transaction. He had excellent suggestion to smooth bumpy negotiations and calm frayed nerves. He firmly and effectively guided our purchase to a successful closing. Doug is available throughout the transaction. He has remained in touch and has provided good referral to electricians, plumbers, handymen. Doug is the best - I recommend him with no hesitation or reservation.
Doug is AMAZING! From start to finish, Doug was personable, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful! He was very flexible and willing to work around my limited schedule and showed me even more options than I had originally known about. He never once pressured me to make a decision and made sure that I fully read and understood any offer or contract that I was signing. He even bought me a new doorbell when we realized it was broken after the purchase! I would definitely recommend Doug to anyone looking for a great realtor in the Oakland/East Bay Area!
Where to start?! In short, Doug is the best!
My husband and I happened upon Doug at one of his open houses in Oakland, CA. We must have looked totally lost because he sought us out and started asking us questions - the right questions - and taking notes on our answers. Doug was very polite, seemed knowledgeable and was conversational but we left the open house without a ton of expectations. That evening, I received an email from Doug with a list of houses that we had described to him confirming whether he was on the right track on what we wanted, and he was pretty spot on. Another weekend went by and we went to a few more open houses but Doug still stood out as the person we should work with based on his consistent follow up, even within the week.
As we worked with Doug, he would tailor his searches specific to our needs and likes, and would shift his search based on our feedback; we in turn would send him houses we were interested in for him to give us specs. It took us a while to find the perfect house, and that was fine with us - Doug was just our speed. We didn't want someone overly aggressive who made us feel uncomfortable stretching our money, and we didn't want someone who couldn't guide us. Doug was able to give us his honest opinion, provided comps, pulled data, gave us the facts, and what we did with that information made us feel empowered to make decisions. There were countless times Doug met us at a house to show us either early in the morning or late in the evening on our accord. He met with us on weekends, during the week, you name it. Not to mention the time and detail he took to walk through each disclosure packet and offer - whether we started the calls at 7am or 8pm to accommodate our schedules - Doug was always on top of his game.
We found our perfect house with Doug's help and couldn't have done it without him! He positioned us to be competitive in a competitive market and we couldn't be happier with our home. I highly recommend Doug to anyone looking in the Oakland/Berkeley/Lafayette area as he is very knowledgeable and knows the market. Doug, thank you again for helping make our dream of home-ownership come true!!!!!
Doug is an excellent agent and I would definitely recommend him to any buyers looking for East Bay homes. He knows the market and the area well, and he is both through and thoughtful. He really felt like a partner to us throughout the process, someone who weighs in for helpful advice without being pushy or aggressive. We will definitely work with him again if we have the chance!
Doug was an amazing partner throughout the whole buying process. We were first time home buyers living in Los Angeles, looking in Oakland, seemingly a recipe for disaster! Doug made it all work. He took us on tours of houses over facetime, advised us on neighborhoods and market trends and helped us put together a great team to help with the purchase. Beyond his expertise and diligence, Doug's network and personal connections were essential to closing on the condo of our dreams. We are extremely happy with the results of our home buying process and I can confidently say that we would not be where we are today without Doug.
The consummate professional- calm/ collected, organized, thorough, patient and thoughtful, Doug is a great communicator and armed with immense financial knowledge/ wisdom. I think the most important aspect is that he treated us like family. That added touch makes a world of difference in this crazy fast-paced SF market (we closed in 21 days!)
Moving from Seattle (and Louisiana before that), these bidding wars for houses are quite shocking. This is another area where Doug shines. With a keen sense of market dynamics, his suggested price points were right on the money.
In short, Doug is a fantastic realtor who will help you navigate the mean streets of SF.
I and my husband were referred to Doug Lambert by a colleague who recently bought a home with Doug's assistance. I called Doug just a few days prior to Christmas and he met with me at our home the next day. Doug provide what I consider amazing concierge service in selling my family's home. He coordinated repair projects, scheduled inspections and took care of many details regarding the home sale that we had neither the expertise or time to deal with. In addition, he provided excellent advice in selling the home for top dollar. He kept I and my husband informed at every step the selling process and I always felt he keep our best interest in mind. I cannot imaging a more positive experience in selling a home and would highly recommend Doug without reservation to anyone buying or selling a home. Doug is actually helping me purchase my next home and providing great service.
Doug and his partner were nothing short of amazing for my husband and I throughout our house hunt - and even into the early days of our home ownership! They were always quick to respond to our neurotic texts and emails (even while on vacation!). Additionally, they offered a plethora of expertise and insight throughout the process. I am unsure what happened in the universe that we got so lucky to be paired with these two (We are transplants to the area and have few contacts) - but I am so grateful that in this crazy market, genuine and kind realtors exist and we got to snag two of them and claim as our own! You will not regret choosing to work with Doug and Carla!
Doug was super helpful for our first time house-shopping. We met Doug at one open house, and had a good conversation with him, which made us believe that he is very knowledgeable, easy to work with and not aggressive at all. We were looking for someone who could guide us through the whole house-buying process with patience while knows enough about the market and several areas in our mind. Doug turned out to be perfect! He found a very nice house in a decent neighborhood for us at a great timing, and we got the house within our budget. We are very thankful for Doug who made the house purchase process a lot easier and less intimidating than our expectation. Thank you so much Doug!
I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Doug. From the first showing he was professional, very attentive and incredibly patient. He helped us quickly find the right property and close escrow within 30 days. The broker he recommended was one of the best I've worked with and when I needed a few minor repairs to the property, Doug recommended contractors and they also turned out to provide great service at a reasonable price. In this crazy Bay Area real estate market Doug made the entire process a pleasure. I highly recommend Doug!
Doug is an excellent agent and I would definitely recommend him to any buyers looking for East Bay homes. He knows the market and the area well, and he is both thorough and thoughtful. He really felt like a partner to us throughout the process, someone who weighs in for helpful advice without being pushy or aggressive. We will definitely work with him again if we have the chance!
Doug is a caring, thorough and outstanding agent who is straight-forward and honest. He helped us both purchase a home and sell our old home. He provided us with strategic insights in order to maximize our purchase potential when first bidding on a unique and outstanding property in the Montclair Oakland Hills. After that remarkably successful purchase, Doug not only made suggestions but provided reasonably priced resources to maximize the appeal of our prior home so that we were able to realize it's full potential. He called and kept us updated at every step of the process. Doug is a real professional. He is also a very nice guy.
After running real estate businesses for large financial institutions for 20 years, he decided that selling residential real estate was a perfect way to leverage the expertise he gained during his successful corporate career.Let's Connect