Where can I possibly begin? Without a doubt, Aviva was the best part of 2020. Our search spanned the Bay Area (Marin, SF & Oakland), single family homes, multi-family investment properties and condos. Not exactly dream clients for an agent. Instead of getting frustrated while we explored our options and changed our minds, Aviva helped us navigate the process while giving us much needed direct counsel about what was/wasn't feasible. Aviva is proactive, responsive, honest and does exactly what she says she's going to do. She works her tail off and is a delight to spend time with. I cannot recommend Aviva highly enough. If you're on the fence about who to help you buy a home, choose Aviva - you won't regret it.
– Ali Howard
What can I possibly say that will do justice to what this amazing woman did for us? Let me set the stage. Aviva moved in next door to us in the midst of what had been a very long, taxing and disappointing real estate journey with our prior agent. After over a year of searching and after making six offers, we still were no closer to being in contract than we were from the start. There was no clear strategy with our prior agent and I felt as though we were simply raising our "top line" as market prices continued climbed. I regularly felt hopeless with the entire process. We parted ways with our former agent a mere 3 weeks before our sweet little house came on the market.
We immediately wanted to go see it, despite being on a "break" from real estate. It was perfectly imperfect and the price was too good to be true. We messaged Aviva who knew of our real estate woes over several over-the-fence conversations, and she immediately sprung into action. In less than thirty minutes of us reaching out to her, we were putting on our jackets and driving over to see the house. Of course, as soon as we were there we fell in love. Aviva had a clear strategy right from the get-go, giving us exceptional advice and ensuring our emotions and prior trauma did not lead us to overpay. Within 24 hours of seeing the home, we were making an offer. Within six hours of making the offer, we were in contract.
This woman is an incredible hustler, who was on top of things every step of the way, anticipating any possible glitch in the agreement and swiftly resolving it. She didn't rest until our dream became a reality. As first time home buyers, who were on the brink of giving up our dream of homeownership, I cannot express how indebted we are this amazing woman. Thank you Aviva. Words cannot express how meeting and hiring you had altered our lives.
– Vanessa Deniston
Aviva had just moved next door as we made the hard decision to stop looking for a while. Frustrated by losing five times to over asking, all contingencies waved, cash offers. We felt hopeless.
Six weeks go by.
My partner sees a house come on the market. I begrudgingly look at it. It looks so sweet and so us. Half heartedly I suggest asking Aviva what she thinks (knowing we don’t have a chance).
45 minutes later, we’re in the house.
24 hours later, we’re under contract.
This woman takes no prisoners. She has strategy, savvy and a no BS style. We are so grateful to her and beyond excited to be in our new home just before Christmas.
If you’re ready, she’ll make it happen!
– Kristina Ohlson
Aviva is simply phenomenal. She is wonderfully tenacious and competent. I highly recommend her. Aviva provided such attention to detail in the preparation of my condo and in all her marketing initiatives. She found optimal potential buyers and I was able to sell my San Francisco condo for the price I hoped to get.i would definitely use Aviva again and strongly recommend her. She is most delightful, an excellent communicator, highly ethical and honest, and knows the San Francisco real estate market well.
– Timothy P Freitas
Aviva Kamler was a pleasure to work with through our whole buying process. She is very professional, very personable, and very competent. I would highly recommend her as a real estate agent and as a friend.
– Jeanette and Timothy Haxton
Aviva did everything to make the first time home buying process as easy and painless as possible. Not only did Aviva happily answer an endless stream of questions at all hours of the day, she also did a great job of pointing out questions I didn’t think to ask and helping me gain an understanding of the overall market and all the practicalities of home ownership. Very highly recommend!
– Michael Mencher
Aviva was simply a joy to work with. She went above and beyond our expectations and found us our dream home in Mill Valley. As first time home buyers, we did not fully understand the steps we had to take after putting down our initial offer, and Aviva clearly explained everything in the process. Her top qualities are her responsiveness and her attention to detail. I don't think I ever had to wait longer than 5 minutes to get a complete response to one of my questions. I would recommend Aviva to anyone - she truly a gem and a rock star agent!
– Mary Rankin
It was super easy to work with Aviva, she handled everything. I never imagined buying a home could be so easy and seamless. She always answered our questions immediately, and put us in touch with a great financing team.
– Evan K
Best realtor I have ever dealt with by far (this is my 4th home purchase). Aviva is professional, knowledgeable, and a talented negotiator. She answered any and all of my questions promptly; took care of every detail and went well above and beyond all expectations. She made purchasing a home from a challenging seller seamless. I most definitely would not have closed the deal without her assistance and expertise! Aviva is extremely service-oriented...attentive even after the sale. I highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed.
– Alex Hickman
It's funny how people can change your life forever, dramatically. My husband and I are the 2 most average people living in San Francisco. We only ever dreamt of living in our own house with our 2 children and did not know where to begin.
Ann and Aviva: not so average. They are all that the testimonials describe and so much more. Ann is patient, thoughtful, seasoned, and classy. Aviva is sharp, meticulous, creative, and humorous. Both are honest and incredibly hardworking. They never failed to consider our preferences, values and personality, and always made us feel like the center of their worlds. Most importantly, Ann and Aviva were our emotional cornerstones through one of the toughest, yet rewarding experiences to date.
Our 2 bedroom 2 bath TIC was prepped for sale in 3 weeks, had 2 offers after 2 showings, and in less than 3 months, we moved into a gorgeous 3 bedroom 3.5 bath single family house in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in this city. We adore our forever home, and Ann and Aviva are forever part of our family.
Christina, Jay, Shepherd, and Jordan
– Christina, Jay, Shepherd and Jordan Kim
Aviva has made the process easy and a delight. She was there with us every step of the way; patient, super helpful, honest and responsive.
She made the process of finding a new home much more personal and meaningful. We couldn’t be happier with our new home and the way she guided us through the process.
– Padina Y
Aviva and Robin teamed up really seamlessly for an exceptionally successful sale of my condo, which I had owned for quite sometime and was pretty attached to. They quickly mobilized a professional and efficient crew (stager, painter, inspectors, etc) to get ready for the sale. Aviva took care of some one off items at the property, sparing me several trips in from the east bay. They were always responsive and always had good advice to offer. Aviva has a knack for connecting on a personal level. Between her and Robin, I felt like I had a team of "expert friends", seeing me though the process. i can't thank them enough, for not only managing the transaction itself, but also for their patience and good humor with me. Thank you!
– Alexis Lucas
Aviva has been a delight to work with: highly responsive, helpful, and creative. You made sure we had realistic expectations every step of the way. Your level of service, professionalism, courtesy and good humor throughout the process exceeded our expectations. The result: a great outcome - a wonderful new property for our family, within our budget, meeting all the most important criteria we were aiming for
– Eric Zimmerman and Laurie Friedman
Aviva was just a delight and a wonder to work with. She was meticulous, professional and unflappable with all the details, paperwork, changes, questions, and the general flood of information that is involved with selling a house. She had an offer on our house in two days and worked tirelessly to accommodate a super-fast closing, which both parties desired. She was unfailingly warm, responsive and knowledgeable about the mechanics of the sale, and very informative about our neighborhood and particular style of house we were selling. I felt totally confident in her work and very much appreciated her kindness and humor with all of our endless questions! She's very professional and easy to work with; we are so pleased with the results!
– Claire & Paul McDowell