After our mother's death, my brother, sister and I were faced with selling the family home. We interviewed several real estate agents who either gave very low estimates (the house did look quite a mess) or were overly enthusiastic. We chose Olga Menendez because she was enthusiastic but realistic. She could see the potential of the house and advised what needed to be done to make it a clean slate for prospective buyers to see as their own. She also emphasized that the sale price would be dependent on what improvements we were willing and could afford to do. We elected to do most of the work ourselves which involved de-cluttering, painting and decorating. All through the process, Olga gave us practical advice that I believe helped to present our house in the best light. Olga also has a sense of humor, listened to our concerns and ideas and was a great help in the whole process.
Megan, Kevin and Lenka
"To use the services of a professional and knowledgeable real estate agent is good, but to use the services of the same professional and knowledgeable real estate agent once again is great". That has been our recent experience with Olga and what she has offered to us regarding her professional experience in our real estate transactions. She assisted us greatly when we moved from New England to Pebble Beach and now recently from Pebble Beach to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Even during some trying times while searching for the most suitable property, she stuck with us no matter what and did not recede from her diligent efforts to be sure she was still with us until we finally found our home. We highly recommend Olga for anyone who is selling or purchasing a home so they too can use the services of a professional and knowledgeable real estate agent just as we have with Olga, not once, but twice."
Dan & Nadi Chaika, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Jean and I had the good fortune of meeting Olga at an Open House that we visited about a year and a half ago. At the time we were just starting to think about a second home in the Carmel area where we have vacationed for several years. Though we were generally familiar with Carmel ,we were not very focused on when or where in the area,we should purchase. She showed us around and presented several options knowing that we were in the “early thinking stage” in a low key manner without putting any pressure on us,which we greatly appreciated. As we became more ready to purchase ,Olga sent us listings on a regular basis within our price range and general area of interest. Once we settled on a location and were “ready to go” Olga worked with us on a couple of offers and provided great counsel leading to a purchase that we just recently made which we are very happy with. We cannot say enough about Olga’s great follow through, thorough knowledge of the area and established relationships with the brokerage community and local tradespeople which provided us with the ability to deal in an efficient and straightforward manner with our purchase. After the purchase ,Olga followed up with the Seller on various minor post closing issues in addition to finding us resources to help furnish and care for our new home. Our permanent home is in Chicago, where we spend most of our time and it is very important and comforting to have someone like Olga who is easy to communicate with, has such good judgement and most importantly, who we trust. Simply said, Olga is terrific and our absolute unequivocal recommendation for anyone looking to purchase on the Monterey Peninsula !!!!
Lew and Jean Greenblatt
"Out of the 5 very different experiences with 5 different realtors and 5 different agencies, Olga Menendez was far and above the best realtor we worked with. From the moment that we met with Olga to discuss selling our property, she exhibited the highest professional standards. ... she prepared us for what was in store, provided expert sales analysis, readable statistics, and great counsel. This was a most successful partnership. ...Olga kept us fully informed at all times. We did not have to initiate contact. ...never lost enthusiasm."
Dr. Hugo and Karen Ferlito
"When we moved to an assisted living facility, we needed someone to sell our home that was experienced and would truly help us through the process. We would never have been able to do it without Olga Menendez's expert guidance, attention to detail, and unwavering dedication and positive attitude. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make it happen. She not only walked us through the process of doing a light remodel on the house, she actually helped us to hire, supervise, and keep the contractors on schedule. She made what could have been a difficult ordeal--trying to sell a house in Monterey during a steep decline in market values--a smooth, quick, and positive transaction for my family." Olga is an incredible professional. We simply could not have hired a better real estate agent. We will be forever grateful to her and would recommend her to anyone seeking an agent in the future".
Dr. John and Sylvia Anderson
"You are so very special and a real credit. Because of you, our entire experience in buying our home was smooth. You are not just a "Realtor", but a friend for life. You went out of your way by caring for us personally. Thank you for being you."
Bill and Sandy Gavello
"Professional, personable and pragmatic! Olga was wonderful at finding the best way to showcase our house and sell it quickly. At a very difficult turning point in my life, Olga listened and made practical suggestions... She has a very collaborative, caring approach that can't be duplicated. ...Olga has great contacts and connections, and worked diligently to ensure everything go smoothly. I am pleased at the price for which it sold, and would never consider using anyone else."
I first met Olga Menendez years ago . . . Olga was a true pleasure with whom to work. Olga was perfect on all accounts. Later, when I had other clients who needed real estate services, Olga was the obvious choice as my number one referral due to the qualities she demonstrated when we had worked together. Olga has never disappointed my clients or me. I couldn’t be happier with the service. My number one referral for real estate transactions!
Kyle A. Krasa, Esq.
Last August, my husband and I came to San Francisco and areas to the north and east with the idea of relocating in retirement. After a discouraging week, we headed south. As we came into Monterey, we saw an open house sign and decided to follow the arrows. The house wasn’t for us, but we really liked the realtor, Olga Menendez, with whom we met again as we ended up spending the rest of our trip time on the peninsula. From there, Olga helped us with everything from finding a realtor to sell our house in Denver to locating doctors in Monterey. During a second trip in October, she patiently and cheerfully accompanied me to over 30 homes. Then, we repeated the top ones when my husband flew in. Since we were out of state, Olga handled a myriad of details for us until the day finally came in December when she met us at our new home and handed us the keys. We walked in and found a huge welcome basket on the kitchen island – from Olga. She is a true professional and a great caring person in absolutely every way, our experience with Olga was fantastic!
Thank you from our beautiful home,
There are few people who, when given an assignment, will run with it and make it happen. Olga Menendez is one of those select people who handled our transaction in a professional, yet personal way. She helped make our dream a realization. Her dedication and determination resulted in an offer on our home in two weeks and an escrow that closed in 27 days. This is quite a feat in today’s market. Her eye for detail along with her expertise and diplomacy resulted in a successful purchase of our dream home. Olga dotted every “i” and crossed every “t”, which ensured a low-stress transaction. Needless to say, we would recommend Olga for any real estate needs.
Randy & Mary Draper
There are no adequate words to express our appreciation for you. We feel blessed to have you for our Realtor. Through the entire process you were tenacious in pursuing the ultimate goal of purchasing our home. You remained positive when the option of buying the house seemed dim. You were steadfastly sensitive every time we called your cell phone, walked in your office or emailed. You made time to answer our questions and meet our needs. We are extremely thankful for your honesty and integrity. Thank you for going above and beyond and for a warm developed friendship.
Phil and Adrianne
After three very successful transactions with Olga, she will always be our go-to realtor! Olga’s attention to detail, and strict adherence to timelines, has made all our transactions stress-free. The reason to have a realtor is for someone to manage the entire process, meet the inspectors, facilitate your negotiations in a polite yet confident manner, work with your mortgage broker and title company, have trades people ready for added advice, etc. This is what Olga does effortlessly. Looking forward to working with Olga in the years to come.