"If you are looking for a great realtor in Berkeley and the East Bay, Franz Ross with ZipRealty is amazing. He helped us narrow in on the right kind of house, right neighborhood and worked within our price range. He was exceptionally buttoned up on the paperwork and very proactive. This is not something I have found to be true for many realtors so I really appreciated everything he did." - Lauren Schiller
"I can unreservedly recommend Franz Ross. He provided excellent service and was extremely knowledgeable. He went well beyond his responsibilities as an agent to ensure we got the home we wanted. Apart from bringing the sale back from the dead after the property was foreclosed, he also among many other things even watered the garden several times and consulted with a gardener about the health of our plants while we were away during the purchasing process. I cannot recommend Franz highly enough." - Buyer, Orinda
"Our agent, Franz Ross, was open and helpful with our questions and problems. He has helped us through the complete process."
"Very helpful and knowledgeable." - Buyer, Berkeley, CA
"Franz was thorough, professional, prompt with follow-thru, took initiative and very friendly." - Bruce Copeland
"Franz Ross was dedicated and patient. He looked out for me. In fact, I had made an offer on a place we were both very excited about, but when the seller submitted the income and expense info, Franz looked at the numbers in detail and advised me not to pursue buying. Because of Franz's honesty, patience, and attention to details I ended up buying a great building on one of the best streets in Berkeley. Great Job!!!"
"...about a month ago, I completed buying my very first home. And of course I used ZipRealty to do it...My agent was Franz Ross. He was "all over it" as they say. My experience reinforced how important the agent part of the process really is. The site access helped us know what we were getting into before wasting any time on a house, but Franz did a great job helping us narrow down our interests, looking at places before we did, and when we got to the offer stage, giving us the info we needed on price to get an offer accepted on the 2nd house we bid on. Compare that to the average of 15 bids in this area! In the end, we used our rebate against closing costs. It was the icing on the cake.
I will always hold Zip close to my heart (my first home, you know!). And of course, although I was telling everyone I knew about Zip before, I can honestly say you are the best in the business...going home at the end of the day has never been sweeter!" - Lauren
"Franz was very helpful in everything. I think that I could not have gotten a better real estate agent. He was very dependable. He always called me back when I called him, and he helped me in everything he could. If everybody in ZipRealty works like Franz, then ZipRealty must be a really fine company." - Buyer
"Franz was a perfect REALTOR. He helped in ways that seemed beyond his duties, and I never felt that he was interested in making the money. He seemed to really want me to be happy about my new home. I am so thankful for his services!" - Michelle Hirsch
"We really liked Franz, he is a good agent, very professional, knowledgable and pleasant to deal with." - Buyer
"Franz was very helpful and responsive, providing me with the benefit of his years of real estate experience." - Tony Jennings
"As most know, selling and buying a home can be both exciting and stressful; Franz made it possible for me to enjoy both experiences. I'm kind of sad that I won't be needing his services any longer, now that he has helped me to complete my purchase of a beautiful home in Benicia. I will however recommend Franz to anyone in need of a professional and diligent realtor." - Buyer
"Franz stuck with us on our long journey to find our perfect house. We truly appreciated his attention to our needs, especially over such a long haul. Thanks franz. We can't wait to have you over for the house warming." - Buyer
"We are first time home buyers and Franz advised us in each step of the process, going over all of the small easily forgotten details and reminding us when we needed to get something done. Franz was very professional and very unassuming; he handled all situations very timely and provided excellent service and an excellent experience. I would highly recommend him to my friends and colleagues." - Buyer
"Franz provides excellent service with outstanding follow-up. He is an outstanding professional, who I recommend." - Michael Scott
"For us first-time (slightly aged) buyers, Franz was the perfect match. He offered good technical, psychological and market perspective, always obtained answers to our extensive questions, never tried to push where inappropriate or supply BS, never failed to respond, went out of his way to help us deal with the numerous unanticipated challenges and brought in competent support from his extensive local network. He was not the realtor just trying to push a deal through - he was a full-service provider all by himself. We would buy a second house with Franz without any hesitation." - Gero Leson
"Franz was awesome! He was readily accessible for tours and gave us great suggestions on homes that matched our criteria (including the one we eventually bought!) And once we found our home, he was thoughtful and diligent during the negotiations and contract period. All in all, he provided us with exceptional service and we would highly recommend him." - Buyer
"It was a pleasure working with Franz Ross. He was extremely professional, friendly, helpful, and accessible. He always took the time to thoroughly answer all of our many questions and helped us move through the process of buying our first home with confidence. He kept us informed every step of the way. He is a no-nonsense guy with a great sense of humor and vast knowledge of real estate in the Bay Area. I would gladly work with him again, and I highly recommend him as an agent for other buyers." - Darissa Phipps
"Franz was always very responsive to our calls and was always concerned about our needs. I will recommend Franz to any of our friends and family in the market for a home. A really great man! Thanks Franz!!" - Virgil Amaral
"Franz did a great job. He was very professional and went way beyond the call of duty for me. Short sales a tough but with his help, I was able to get this condo. I couldn't have done without him. Thanks again." - Gregory Leal, Oakland
"Franz was very helpful, he explained the process and gave us good advices and made it happen" - Buyer
"Franz was great to work with; he was always responsive and provided assistance and advice without pressure. He was very patient and was able to recommend very good loan and insurance agents. I took him up on his recommendations and was satisfied with the results. I will highly recommend him and ZipRealty to family and friends." - Hamed Benouar
"Franz is great! He helped each step of the way in buying the house." - Lou Frey, Richmond
"Extremely professional!" - Buyer, El Cerrito
"We believe that no one can do better job than Franz Ross. We really appreciate what he has done for us. He's Awesome!!!" - Dung Le, San Lorenzo
"Franz was completely professional and helpful throughout!! We can't thank him enough." - Buyer, Albany
"This is the third house we have bought here; Franz was by far the most knowledgeable and professional (& helpful) of any agent we have used."
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