Representing Buyers and Sellers of Single Family Homes, Condominiums and 1 to 4 unit Residential Investment Properties on the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula
Get to know Chris Eckert
Licensed Realtor since 2004 Board of Directors - San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce www.sanmateochamber.org Board of Directors - San Mateo Rotary www.sanmateorotary.org Stakeholder - the Edge(Economic Development Growth Enterprise) www.theedgesm.org Burlingame Rental Property Owner Real Estate Investor San Mateo Chamber Business Referral Network - Member www.brngroup.com
Named One of the Top 50 Producing Keller Williams Agents in the Country!
Guest Speaker - Good Morning San Mateo - Updating area business people on the state of the local residential real estate market. Guest Speaker - Mid-Peninsula Leadership Program - Teaching Students about the local residential real estate market. Spokesperson - San Mateo Chamber - Addressing the San Mateo Planning Commission regarding local business support for the Proposed Bay Meadows Development Spokesperson - San Mateo Chamber - Addressing the San Mateo City Council regarding local business opposition to a proposed increase in the BMR, Below Market Rate housing Project work group member - DSMA - Downtown San Mateo Association 10 year strategic plan. Expert Witness - Real Estate Valuation cases
Allegheny College - Meadville, Pennsylvania - 1984-1987 Keller Graduate School of Business Management - Kansas City, Missouri - 1994-1997 Keller Williams MAPS Coaching Program - 2005 - Present Foothill College - 2004 Real Estate Principals Real Estate Practices Legal Aspects of Real Estate Real Estate Finance Real Estate Appraisal Real Estate Economics Charlie Krackeler Presents - 45 Hour license renewal course Keller Williams Fast Track Courses (each course runs 6 months) The Language of Sales Servicing Listings Miscellaneous Educational Courses: Shift - How Top Agents Tackle Touch Times Buyer Consultation Successful Negotiating Seller Mastery
Chris Eckert's Blog Posts
In order to effectively guide my clients to the end of the purchase or sale, there are 192 tasks which must be performed by my team. Here are just a few of the more important elements:
Track Market Trends for the Mid-Peninsula(average days on market, total active and pending properties in each city, total properties sold per month, absorption rate, list to sale ratio, average sales price) Develop CMA's (Comparative Market Analysis) for Sellers to determine the correct asking price for their properties and for Buyers to determine the best price for which they might purchase a property. Write & Place Advertising for Client Properties as part of the overall marketing plan. Coordinate the preparation and staging of properties for sale Negotiate purchase contracts for buyers and sellers Manage the completion of all seller, buyer and state mandated disclosures Initiate the Closing and Title process Provide information for Property Appraisals Assist With Occupancy or Relocation Coordinate Broker Tours, Open Houses and Buyers' private showings Educate Buyers and Sellers about the process
Testimonials for Chris Eckert
This is a testimonial to the work Chris Eckert did in preparing for and selling my home in Redwood City.
I found Chris Eckert through a referral from another real estate agent who in turn was recommended by some people I knew (Chris works in the area where I was selling my home while the other agent covers a different geographical location). When I first met Chris I felt right away that he would be knowledgeable but also easy to work with. Chris listened to my plans, needs, and views about the home and how to market it given current conditions. Chris provided market information that helped provide a very useful framework for determining how to price and market the home. The first steps included a list of improvements to get the home in prime selling condition; these improvements included landscaping (which was in progress but not completed at the time), coating the driveway, pressure washing the outside of the home, and minor improvements such as doing paint touch-ups and removing unneeded furniture to prepare for staging. Then the home (along with outside patio areas) was staged with professionally arranged furniture, pictures, and plants; the final look of the home was a significant improvement in a few short but very busy weeks. The result was amazing with a ‘model home’ look and feel attracting a long list of interested buyers and agents with a sale coming at way over the asking price ($280K over) when the offers were due. Kirk Knapp
“Chris Eckert is completely committed to his clients and his commitment shows in his responsiveness and professionalism throughout the sale process. He handled every detail for us and got us an incredible price, selling our home in one week! Without a doubt, Chris is the agent you want representing you in any real estate transaction.” The Montalov's
Testimonial from 1851 Nash Drive, San Mateo.
"Chris Eckert was recommended to me by a colleague and we couldn't be happier in choosing him to represent us in both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. Chris is patient, never pushy, and offers terrific guidance in all decisions that are being made during this important process. As soon as we signed a contract with him he was all hands on deck and worked quickly and efficiently. Immediately Chris put us together with his home stager and we met at our home to discuss all the possible ways to make our home more desirable to buyers. Although the list was a long one, and overwhelming at first, we followed their advice and made all the necessary improvements to our property. This included painting, bathroom repairs, and general handyman repairs as well. Chris had relationships and contacts with painters and various companies for all of the repairs needed and he worked as the middle man to set-up all appointments and monitor work as it was being completed. This made getting repairs completed quick and easy. Once everything was finished and staged, our house looked amazing. Our home sold in 12 days with multiple offers for way more than we ever expected to sell it for. We couldn't have been happier with the outcome. As soon as we sold our home Chris switched gears and immediately began the search for our new home. Because of his connections with other realtors in the area we were able to find a new home quickly and smoothly. Throughout this entire process we have fully trusted his judgement and he has led us in the correct direction with all decisions we have made. He is always available for questions or concerns and there was never a time of the day where I was not able to reach him and discuss any topic. We have appreciated his professionalism, his devotion to his job, and his connections with others in the industry. He truly is the premiere real estate agent on the peninsula and we feel very lucky to have had him on our side."
Chris Rocco, Executor of 808 Laurel Ave. #107, San Mateo03/18/2015
My Testimonial about Chris Eckert
As the out-of-state executor tasked with settling my late uncle's estate, I shuttered when I thought about making sure I performed up to the beneficiaries expectations when “selling his San Mateo condo” came to mind.
Chris and his staff took all anxiety out of the process. From staging an open house to establishing an “offer process” to providing for absentee closing. The process was smooth, professional and involved me only to the level I wanted. Most important, a month after the closing, I knew I made the right decision when I selected Chris Eckert and his staff as my realtor team.
Chris Rocco – Executor
808 Laurel Ave. #107, San Mateo
Gary DeSantis - Homeowner of 152 15th Ave., San Mateo01/21/2015
I want to thank you and Michele for your tremendous help and expertise with selling our home in Hayward Park. Having been the family home for over sixty years it needed just the right touch in bringing it up to date for sale. Your input, and the people you recommended to do the work, was perfect. The quality and price for the improvements for sale were well worth it. I was also pleased that you were able to set a timetable that everyone was able to work with. All and all it was a low stress, high end, great experience. You will always be my first choice for buying or selling in this area.
Thanks for everything,
Bruce & Cheri Norris - 147 11th Ave., San Mateo11/23/2014
Thank you Chris!!! You provided Cheri and me with such a wealth of knowledge in putting together a go-to-market strategy to selling our house. We had some challenges with the structure and you continued to persevere and lead us to our close. Your guidance with all the right recommendations regarding optimal enhancements to the property were invaluable. It was an important step for Cheri & I to move on to other things in our life and you helped make it possible with your commitment to quality and timeliness in action. I couldn't have asked for anything more. But you still gave more; as if being a highly professional real estate agent wasn’t enough, your words of encouragement, thoughts on this big step in our life, and your counsel was above what was to be expected. Thank you again and wishing you the very best!
With sincere gratitude, Bruce & Cheri Norris
Bill and Sandy Lindsell - Homeowners of 886 Wharfside Road, SM08/30/2014
“You guys are the best!! Everything was perfectly orchestrated! Feel free to use as a reference anytime! You and Chris Eckert are a dynamic sales team!”
Sandy and Bill
SOLD for $200K Over Asking Price!
The O’Rourke Family - 820 N. Delaware - Woodlake Apartments05/08/2014
Chris Eckert made selling our condo a very easy process. He first provided us with a timeline as to what to expect from the initial listing to the sale. He explained the whole process in detail; completed all the required paperwork; and arranged for all the necessary vendors to get the condo ready for sale (Inspectors, Stager, Carpet Cleaner, etc.). Whenever we had questions he was always available. If we left him a voicemail, he would call us back right away; even on the weekend. In addition, we were very appreciative of the administrative support we received from his assistant, Michele. They are a great team to work with!
Gary and Swee Matey, 143 11th Avenue, San Mateo03/13/2014
Chris Eckert is an expert in real estate and he knows and understands the detailed requirements and regulations that need to be followed. We always look for his advice and we are glad that we have sold our house smoothly. He is extremely familiar with our neighborhood and we enjoyed working with him. We would highly recommend Chris Eckert.
143 11th Avenue, San Mateo
Tina Outzen, Homeowner of THREE-Peat03/10/2014
1312 Palm Avenue: Offered at $750,000 and SOLD for $903,000 in January 2013
1310 Palm Avenue: Offered at $1,250,000 and SOLD for $1,535,000 in October 2013
1300 Palm Avenue: Offered at $850,000 and SOLD for $1,076,000 in March 2014
“If you are looking for a realtor, I recommend Chris Eckert! I completely trust him and his team.” “Tina Outzen, Homeowner of THREE-Peat