Looking for a house in a tough market and facing a cross-country move couldn't have been more daunting, but Nancy took care of us like family-picking us up at the airport, always arriving with good cheer, water and sandwiches and, on one occasion even arranging baby-sitting. We always felt Nancy had our best interests at heart. She's a pro who worked all aspects of the deal from Title to Financing. As an added bonus, it seems she knows everyone and everything about Lamorinda and is an amazing resource. Even after the move she worked hard to make us feel welcome in our new community. Our smooth transition from Connecticut to California was in no small part due to Nancy. We simply couldn't have done it without her.
~ Debbie and Chris, Buyers
Moving cross-continent is not easy feat, and finding a home in a totally unfamiliar location is even more difficult. We arrived from New York looking to buy a home in the Lamorinda area, and were shocked by market differences. Our relocation agency recommended Nancy Stryker to be our guide through the Lamorinda real estate, and we started working with her right away. Nancy has proven to be our Guardian Angel. Very knowledgeable about Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, Nancy has educated us about all three towns, and pointed out similarities and differences. She has been an endless source of information about the schools, swim teams, and anything else, big and small, that we have asked about. While Nancy patiently explained the local ways to us, she also took time to listen carefully to our needs and wants. It was obvious in the homes that she was showing us that she really got to know us. When we were finally ready to make an offer, Nancy guided us through the process beautifully and was always available to answer any question or concern. The entire transaction went very smoothly. Nancy's sound advice and her willingness to work hard are the reason we have our home today. We are so grateful to have worked with Nancy Stryker. A warm, caring person, she took care of us like a friend. We are very happy with Nancy's work and we highly recommend her.
~ Ewa and Darek, Buyers
We recently purchased a home in Lafayette, CA and Nancy Stryker was our Agent during the house hunting process. Nancy's knowledge of the area was extensive since she has lived in Lafayette for many years. Nancy was also very patient with us. We had many requirements: a flat lot, a big airy kitchen, a nice yard, close to BART, and Lafayette didn't have a large number of houses on the market in our price range. (It is a competitive market and)Every time we bid on a house and didn't get it, Nancy would just give us encouragement until we found the right house at the right price. After the deal went through, Nancy assisted us by recommending competent floor refinishers, painters, landscapers, etc. to help us get the house in shape. Selling and buying at the same time has to be one of the most stressful processes a person can endure, but throughout this entire process, Nancy was organized and calm, gave us the information we needed, and kept the process going despite the hurdles. We are both very grateful to her for finding a house that met all of our requirements and we would strongly recommend Nancy to anyone looking to but a house in the Lamorinda/Walnut Creek area.
~ Vanna and Vince
Our realtor, Nancy Stryker, provided us with stellar service! Our sister-in-law referred us to her when the market was "hot" back in 2002. We found a townhouse in Lafayette that we fell in love with at first sight and she helped us immediately secure a successful deal. Fast forward four years later (one child, one dog, and another baby on the way), Nancy helped us find another home of our dreams in Walnut Creek. Nancy again helped us jump on the opportunity while reassuring us that she could put our townhouse on the market and sell it soon so we wouldn't end up owning two homes. We were nervous (especially since it's a "Buyer's Market" right now), but we trusted her and took the plunge. Within a week, we were in escrow on the new house and clearing out our old house to make it presentable for a Sunday Open House. Yes, it probably sounds crazy, and it was! However, if it weren't for Nancy's efficient and meticulous attention to detail, we don't believe we'd be living in our second dream home right now! Nancy immediately lined up inspectors and contractors to help us with the selling and buying transaction and she even recruited her husband to do a quick emergency paint job for us to increase the value of our townhouse before it went on the market. Incredible! In summary, we give Nancy the highest recommendation. She delivers on her promises and does her best to keep her clients happy.
~ Sharon and David, Buyers/Sellers
Nancy Stryker did an outstanding job as our realtor for both the purchase of our new home and sale of our previous home. We established very stringent criteria, all of which needed to be met to justify our move. Nancy persevered with us, and while we became convinced that it was unlikely that our requirements could be met by the properties in the area, Nancy used her deep knowledge of the area, properties, and market along with her strong relationships to not only find a home that met all of our requirements, but also to ensure that we would be successful getting the home that we wanted. For the sale of our previous home, she guided us through a successful sale with an excellent result for all involved. We highly recommend Nancy Stryker for your real estate needs based on our experience with her.
~ Mark and Jennifer
Nancy is the most hardworking, professional and caring agent we have ever worked with. Finding the right home on the right terms in this market is very challenging. Nancy stayed with us throughout the ups, downs and dead ends of the search until we found, inspected and closed on the right home. As we encountered problems, she came up with solutions. She is shockingly honest and will tell you what she knows about it and whether it’s right for you. Her constant “What can I do to help you?” always lifted our spirits and moved us forward. Without Nancy’s tireless energy and enthusiasm we would never have found and purchased the right home.
~ B and J