Les Palia is smart, hard-working, kind, efficient, effective, and honest. Getting ready to put a house on the market, I was resigned to the regular experience of working with a realtor who gets only some of the work done well or doesn’t really seem to be working in my interest. And, as a trustee, I was trying to sell a house in trust in another state that was far away. Then I hired Les to sell the house in Danville. In preparing the house, he hired a great painter and a stager who did only what needed to be done to get the best effect. The rest of the sale went as smoothly, including an excellent final selling price. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and he answered all questions and concerns thoughtfully. Les, and his team member Marissa, could have taken some short-cuts along the way, but they always acted in my interest instead. He is easily the best realtor I have had in my lifetime experience of buying and selling residences. He made my job as trustee go smoothly, making a time-consuming job so much easier than I could have imagined. Betsy McElroy, Trustee
After my husband passed away, my house was too big. Les handled the sale beautifully in conjunction with the purchase of my Rossmoor condo. When we finally sold the Rossmoor condo we would only use Mr. Palia. J. Rossi, Homeowner
My 97 year old father passed away in his home in Concord, Ca. He lived in and loved the home for 35 years. Marissa Smith and Les Palia were recommended as realtors. I knew we made the right decision the moment we met them. Since we live out of state they took care of all the details of selling the home which included disposing of all the furniture, cleaning the home from top to bottom plus caring for my Dad's yard. The first open house we received over ten offers three were way above the asking price. Again, they took care of all the paper work and details for the closing of the house. We will be forever grateful for the caring way they helped us through a difficult time. If you have a home to sell they are the team to use. Larry and Carol Hartman
Best Realtor ever! Les helped me buy a house (no small order because I was a first time home buyer and really thought I knew what I wanted) - he showed me what to look for and more importantly what to avoid. He guided me away from a tremendously poor decision even when I really dug my heels in. I can't even think about the lack of quality of life I would be having right now had I gone through with my decision. Les helped me find my dream home in a great neighborhood at the GREAT price, It couldn't have worked out better. Can't thank him enough for sticking with me. Les really is a cut above. Maggie Bartlett, Homeowner
I have bought and sold 5 properties in the last 13 years and I have to say that Les Palia is a true Professional in the real estate business. He was very instrumental in help my wife and I though a difficult issue of having to sell our house in a short period of time while I was going through a physical relocation to Houston, my wife was transferring her job, and I have a new job. Talk about stress. Without Les's personal attention and professional help and experience, this would never have happened. I am very grateful for Les and his team member Marissa. They both were fantastic to work with. Thorough and Professional from Day 1 to close. Larry Goldstein, Homeowner
Les, Congratulations! You did a fantastic job for us! And you put up with us when we got stressed out, which is no small matter. When I look at all the money we have in the bank right now, I'm pretty confident there would be much less for us if we had hired any broker other than you. Edward W. Goodson, Esq., Trust & Probate Law Group
Hard to believe it has been 7 months since we made the move. Deanna, Madison, Max and I are so happy to be homeowners in San Ramon. I was thinking of you the other day when I passed a home in the neighborhood that has been pending for some time. Although we faced a number of challenges with the appraisal and getting a loan that was best suited for us, you stood by our side and coached us through it. Honestly, we could not have done it without you and for that, I wanted to drop you a line and say Thanks. Please stay in touch and stop by when you are in the neighborhood. Again thanks for your patience and expertise in the industry. Chris & Deanna Chalfant, Homeowners
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you during the process of selling our parents’ home. You were also so professional and always wanted to make sure we understood each step, you were so so patient. It was an emotional time for us, however you always so understanding. I also appreciate the way you started each of our meetings. It really set the tone.
I knew you always had our best interest in the forefront while always considering our parents too.
With lots of Thank you’s, Krissy Krissy
...Your expertise is, without a doubt, a great asset to...the community it serves. ...please know that your expertise and professionalism has been greatly appreciated. ...it is great to know that our affairs have been handled in the best possible manner by a person who knows how to get things done. J. Arnot, Staff Attorney, Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.
Les has done outstanding work for us over the years! He has helped us buy and sell several homes now. Les is very experienced and knowledgeable about the housing market and has negotiated the best deals for us each time. He was very thorough in preparing our homes for sale, from ensuring necessary repairs get done, cleaning, and staging to advertising. He is very professional and easy to work with. Les really listened and understood what we were looking for. We always know we are in good hands with Les and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Scott & Abbie, Homeowners
Les’s 35 years of experience really showed during our transaction (which was not without “bumps”). His level headed guidance was of great value to us and it kept the deal on track. He represented our interests extremely well in the transaction. His marketing of the home was very thoughtful. His photography and positioning of the home helped differentiating our home from others on the market and in the end was one of the reasons we sold for 25K+ over asking. Ed Sutt, Homeowner
Thank you for selling my Mom’s house. You were professional, kind, considerate and generous. Thank you again for all your hard work. E. Nocon, Legal Assistant
I am more than pleased by Les Palia’s level of service, attention to detail, and high level of integrity. I have worked with Les on a variety of real estate transactions concerning trusts and probates over the years and he has never missed a step. He not only knows the subject matter and rules, he brings a real heart for service and for the persons involved. I’d highly recommend consulting with Les any time that you are considering a real estate transaction, especially if you are acting in a fiduciary capacity.
Amanda L. Sinclair
Attorney at Law