The Martins are the BEST real estate team!! They helped us to successfully locate and purchase our first home while we were on honeymoon. Both are exceptionally well versed in the East Bay Area and understand the nuances of the market in many of the locals. Not only did they make purchasing our first home an easy process but they also provide a wealth of information about remodels, service providers and design. True industry experts, we look forward to many more home purchases with them in the future. Highly recommend reaching out to them if you are in the market!
Peter & Kelly Lechowick
This past December, 2017, My husband and I were forced with the reality of an emergency move to the state of Washington due to family illness. Erin & Darrick came to our rescue immediately. They sat down with us and helped us to prioritize how this move should go and that was quite a feat considering it was also Christmas time!
The Martins laid all the cards out on the table and helped us to determine the costs of doing some upgrades to our home prior to putting it on the market vs. selling it for a slightly decreased amount without the hassle of remodeling. We chose not to remodel and Erin & Darrick and their assistant, Tracy, sold our home for a tidy sum in 5 days pre-market!
But their job was not over yet. They all continued to work with our real estate agent in Washington and helped to make sure that all of the “t’s” were crossed and the “I’s” were dotted and then brought us boxes and packing materials to help with this HUGE endeavor.
Six short weeks later we moved in to our new home in Washington on January 27th, 2018 all signed, sealed and delivered.
I could not possibly give a higher recommendation of service and knowledge in the daunting world of real estate than to Erin, Darrick and their assistant Tracey. They were all 3 our Christmas angels!
Sincerely, Lisa and Craig Notter
Erin & Darrick are so great, in every way, when it comes to all things Real Estate! They helped us buy our house which had multiple offers on it. They helped us win the bidding war AND they helped us get a great deal too! They were great at helping us get through the inspection phase in a smart way, and they are a great resource when it comes to remodeling ideas, since they have built/remodeled many really great looking homes themselves! Plus they are so friendly, helpful, and skilled in the industry. And they are so hard working and honest too!. We'll use them again as well, for sure!
Andy & tina Ward ~ lafayette
Erin & Darrick are fantastic, easy to work with and well-connected in our community. Erin helped us find our dream home and sell a home all within a tight timeline. She valued and supported us every step of the way. We love this team so much we’ve referred several of our closest friends who have felt the sincere expertise this team brings to the table.
"We Can't thank you enough for the tremendous help you were to us in getting our house ready and selling it. You did an outstanding job and you did it with such professionalism, grace and charm. We actually enjoyed the whole process and missed you when it was all over. We will forever be your biggest fans. Come visit us in Texas."
Bill & Lisa l ~ Lafayette, CA
Erin, just a note to thank you for all your help in the home searching process. Mona and I have purchased our share of homes over the years, and have interfaced with more than a few real estate professionals.
We both feel that you exemplify the essence of a great agent. You made us feel that the end result for us was at least as important as the sale for you. You were prompt, diligent, forthright, and worked your you-know-what off. Most of all, you gave us sound advice, pushed us when we needed some prodding, and were supportive of our little sister's dream of home ownership.
Ron and Mona ~ ORINDA
Erin, I think you already know how much we enjoyed working with you and how appreciative Andrew and I are for all of the work you did to make our move and the sale of our house possible. I know this transaction was not easy and it was clear from the beginning you understood the emotional nature of this move for us. We trusted your ability to represent us honestly and with integrity from day one, and were so impressed by how tirelessly you lobbied on our behalf to make sure everything moved forward to close. What we didn't expect and what came to bring such immense value for us was working with Cyndi. She came into our house and understood that any disruption to the kids' schedules can create larger problems. Her design sense and ability to work around our family (and dog) was incredible. I don't know how much she shared with you, but she moved baby bottles and styled our home so impeccably while having to work around all the gear that comes with babies and small kids. I would be more than happy to post positive reviews on Yelp, or anywhere else you think might help. We can't thank you enough for all of your hard work over the past 2 months.
Tasha & Andrew
Erin helped our family both buy and sell a house in Lafayette. Erin was absolutely wonderful every step of the way.
After remodeling and living in our home in Reliez Valley for almost 12 years, we decided we wanted a home that would be the next “project” for us. Erin was extremely patient with us while we changed our mind a few times about location, size of yard, timing, etc. Luckily, she also talked to us quite a bit about how extensive a project we really wanted and ended up talking us out of a few houses. After deciding that we wanted a home closer to town in a great neighborhood, Erin helped us buy a house in the trails neighborhood on Victoria Ct.
After helping us secure a “new” home purchase with her insight and expertise, Erin then helped us get our house ready to put on the market. She was diligent with her research and selected the right listing price for our home. She lined up painting, staging, inspections and repairs so that our house was ready to go in a short timeline. Erin was a tireless advocate for us from beginning to end. She emailed or called us with daily updates. She reassured us when we were getting anxious about getting everything done. Within a week of putting it on the market, we accepted offers and closed 18 days later!
Erin helped us get through a stressful situation with so much calm and ease. She is an extremely good listener and cares about her clients. We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful advocate for our family as we made this huge decision to move.
Morgan & Jeannine Lyons ~ lafayette
"We were extremely happy with our experience buying a home in Orinda with Erin Martin as our agent. Erin is so incredibly knowledgeable about everything from the loan process to inspections, and, of course, winning the bid. She's both easy to talk to and accessible any time we needed her - which was a lot during the process! She was very good at helping us focus on the right homes and knew a good one (and a bad one!) when she saw it. Erin is an absolute gem, and the ideal agent for buying a home in Lamorinda."
You placed our interests above your own and your honesty and integrity made what could have been a stressful process run very smooth. You were thorough, patient, persistent and always professional. We would like to thank you again for all of your hard work in finding us the house of our dreams.
Karen and Mike S
We recently purchased our home with Erin Martin as our Realtor. The whole experience from start to finish was a WOW! We could not have asked for a better Realtor to support us in purchasing a new home. Her local market knowledge is invaluable and her relationships in the community extensive; she is diligent, responsive, and enthusiastic. Throughout the entire process Erin maintained the perfect balance of professionalism, good humor, perseverance, understanding and diplomacy. She was a true delight to work with on a personal level as well, reassuring us and comforting us through the stress of a competitive market environment. She clearly takes pride in doing a great job and finding each of her clients their perfect home. We have bought and sold several homes before this purchase and Erin has been, by far, the best real estate agent that we have worked with. Erin is a true professional; honest, humble and in a class by herself. We cannot recommend her enough – if you are thinking of buying or selling a home, you need to talk to Erin!
Justin and Jennifer Walloch ~ Moraga, CA
My wife and I recently purchased a home in Lafayette, it is the home we have been looking for a long time and we are very thankful that Erin Martin guided us through our search. Over the course of 8 months Erin took us to numerous house showings and gave us her honest assessment of neighborhoods, houses and options available to us. I could not imagine a better guide and confidant in the process, Erin was patient, knowledgeable and completely trustworthy. She knows Lafayette so well and truly worked hard to help us get the home we wanted. We recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home in Lafayette.
Chris and Sarah ~ Lafayette
We highly recommend Erin Martin as a realtor. She was our agent for both selling our home and purchasing a new one. Her presentation of our home was excellent, bringing us a top price, far above asking. Erin was extremely helpful and insightful during our new home buying decision. She made the transition go smoothly. We felt she was a good negotiator and was always willing to answer questions. Erin’s willingness to help was above and beyond anything we expected. If you want personalized service, she is the right one for you!
Harriet and Bob Mayne ~ Lafayette
We recently purchased our first single family home in Lafayette and feel so lucky to have found Erin Martin with Compass. She is smart, showed incredible attention to detail, had excellent follow-through and worked countless hours to find us the right home that fit our family’s needs.
Our chances of finding a home were slim, especially at our price point ($1M), but Erin uncovered every opportunity to increase our chances. She recommended we package our offer with competitive terms, limited contingencies and a personalized letter to the owner. In a multiple offer situation, we were up against higher offers, but it was our offer strategy that secured our dream home.
We have the highest praise and recommendation for Erin. She is easy to work with and her patience was beyond that of a realtor, but more resembling of a friend. Truly a class act and we look forward to seeking her service in any of our future real estate transactions.