"Soly is an experienced and hardworking realtor, who goes above and beyond to serve her clients. We sold a house with her help last spring, and it closed very quickly with no complications. We will be selling another house this coming spring and will be sure to call Soly. We would not use anyone else."
-Barbara Fielden (buyer and seller)
"From beginning to end she did a great job. We contacted her 2 months after the COVID-19 shutdown and the sale was complete a month and a half later. Soly knew what it took to sell our home quickly, safely and with ease. She communicated all the pertinent details throughout the process and answered all our questions in a timely manner. Thanks Soly!"
-Sue Young (seller)
"One of the best decisions we made when we moved here was working with Soly Retter.
About a month ago we relocated to Silicon Valley and were shocked by the rental prices. We decided that the best course of action would be to buy a house. After some quick research we got warm recommendations for Soly. We were super pressured about the process and had a lot of concerns. Soly was very professional, she knew the details, the areas, the schools and most importantly I felt that she was a Trusted Partner that represented our interests to the fullest. She skillfully helped us within the labyrinth of the real estate market and the process of buying a house. She understood our sense of urgency, of quickly finding a house and immediately took charge of the project. After a super intensive week we found our home and yesterday we got the keys!
This was one of the more expensive decisions I made in life, but thanks to Soly I felt confident throughout the process. (Personal disclaimer: I don't write a lot of reviews, but this is an experience and service you don't come by everyday)"
-David K. (buyer)
"Soly is experienced, professional, and extremely proactive. We have worked with her twice now, both as buyers and as sellers, and can confidently say that she is an amazing partner throughout the entire process. Soly has a wealth of knowledge and relationships to ensure that things move along smoothly and successfully. Highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to work with Soly again in the future!"
-Mark Fertelmeister (buyer and seller)
"I would say we could not have done the buying and especially the sale of our home without Soly. She is an extremely experienced professional and the most proactive person we have ever worked with.
For the sale of our home she has partnered with us in this unprecedented time of COVID while we were living remotely in another country and couldn't have come to do anything in person. From the day we were forced into the situation where the rental property management company went bankrupt and we were stranded on an island, Soly did guide us through every single step. We were able to get the tenants out within a short period and she helped with getting the house in shape for listing and then sold in a record time with multiple offers! We had offers within one week and the whole escrow process even during the Holidays took just one month. And this, while we did everything remotely. She is one of the best realtors and a great friend we have made through this process.
We cannot think of buying another house without her, even if this would be in a remote country, we would request her to come and help 🙂 She is just so awesome 🙂 Thank you Soly for everything."
-Ruchi Gupta (buyer and seller)
"Soly helped me buy my very first home in 2010 when I had little to no money to my name. What she did was short of a miracle. She then helped my husband and me buy our first home together in 2016 - the timing was impeccable as we received our keys the morning after we tied the knot.
Most recently, Soly helped us sell that house and purchase a much bigger home for our now family of 3. Soly is a master at her trade. She negotiated the sale of my first home before it even had a chance to have an open house. She helped purchase our second for an outstanding value. She navigated buying and selling our homes at the same time while getting us 2 months of free rent back to ensure our move from one to other was seamless. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Soly has been over the course of over 10 years. I do not anticipate moving again - but if I had to, there is no one else I entrust family’s home with."
-Gerlie Fishel (buyer and seller)
"Soly is the most professional, thorough and considerate real estate business person I have dealt with across many years of real estate transactions as both buyer and seller. I heartily recommend her to anyone in the Bay Area seeking representation for their transactions."
-Phil & Monique Alexander (sellers)
"Soly is a top-notch Real Estate professional in every respect, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell, no matter where or how unique their situation is. My husband and I were first time home-buyers, and Soly made this complex and scary process easy and fun. She listened carefully to what we were looking for, and asked all the right questions about our limits and concerns. She did ALL the legwork in hand-picking gorgeous homes that were exactly in line with what we wanted and able to afford (nothing out of range or trying to upsell). She is extremely proactive in dealing with the selling agents on our behalf, and incredibly responsive to our millions of questions. When we found our dream home, she was extremely patient in walking us through filing the offer. She carefully researched what houses in the area sold for recently, and helped us tailor our offer accordingly. When our offer was accepted, she was there every step of the way, reviewing paperwork before we signed it and explaining what each form meant. Thanks Soly and her team of amazing professionals!"
-Ella Gotesman (buyer)
"Soly is an absolutely amazing agent that goes above and beyond for her clients. She works hard to get to know her clients and what they need, and she always exceeds expectations! I have personally both bought and sold houses with Soly, the most recent being the sale of my home in Redwood City. Soly managed to generate interest in the property, schedule showings at times that worked for us, and manage the entire sales process during this global Coronavirus pandemic- a tremendous feat! She got us a great price and sold the house very quickly, especially considering the pandemic! Soly is incredibly responsive and is always doing extras, like making sure the house looks perfect- even lending her own decorations and furnishings. You can count on Soly to deliver on what she says. She is simply the best agent around."
-Noa Tal Vaynberg (seller)
"Soly is an excellent real estate professional that you can trust. She listens to your needs, is very efficient, dedicated, and gets results. I have purchased a home with her and she helped me all the way from finding the loan officer to selecting the neighborhood and negotiating an excellent price for me. When I had to sell that home several years later, I turned to her again and she did an amazing job getting it ready for open house, and handling the sale on my behalf during a multiple offers period.
Working with Soly again has been an excellent experience. She really understands the real estate market in this area. She is a pleasure to work with! she listened attentively to what we were looking for, and selected only properties along those lines, no time wasted, and gave us sound advice on the best way to write the offer, and negotiated with the seller very skillfully. She works with a team of excellent professionals: loan officer, escrow officer,repairs and remodeling contractors, and she was there for us every step of the way, interacting with everyone on our behalf, making the whole process very smooth and transparent to us. Thank you Soly!!"
-Nathalie and Stefan Rusu (buyers and sellers)
"Soly did an amazing job, working tirelessly trying to get the best deal possible. For example preparing contracts at 10pm on a Friday, so we could move forward quickly on the Saturday! She has a wealth of experience in the property business and is very happy to share that knowledge. I highly recommend Soly."
-Richard Greenfield (buyer)
"You were very patient in dealing with the difficult sellers. I appreciated your persistence in trying to get the best deal for me. You also made the process of buying a home for the first time very easy to understand. I felt like you were always looking out for my best interests and always did a good job in explaining all the paperwork. Thank You!!”
-Kristen Honl (buyer and seller)
"I should thank you a grand for saving us a lot in price negotiations. When any problems arose during the escrow period you again demonstrated your skills, resourcefulness and patience in getting the seller and me to come to a resolution for a timely closure. You are being modest when you say, “Retter is Better”. You are not better, you are THE BEST.”
-Shekhar, Sanju & family (buyers)
“Soly negotiated the best possible deals for me on both houses. I am impressed with her perseverance, preemptive planning, and paying attention to the needs of the individual buyer or seller. I wholeheartedly recommend Soly to everybody.”
-Suhas Pathak (buyer and seller)
“You explained each and every term of the real estate lexicon as well as all the legal intricacies. You were ready to meet us and return our calls at every unreasonable hour and on an extremely short notice due to our crazy schedules. Your attention to all the small details has saved us money and trouble, and your help didn’t stop after the close of escrow…”
-Elena & Shimon Grossfeld (buyers and sellers)
“While selling our house Soly was right on target with all her estimates about our expenses and profit. We made a lot more money than we ever dreamed and that was due in a big way to Soly’s expert planning and suggestions…”
-Akira & Mary Ruth Miura (sellers)
“Your caring for your clients is superb. Your work was fast, thorough, efficient, and very professional. Every week on my day off, I walk with my dog in the park next to my house and I think about you. How lucky I am to have met you, and how grateful I shall always be, knowing that you found me the best house I could have.”
-Batia Arbel (buyer)
“I have been involved on several transactions both as a seller and as a buyer with Soly. She was always available to do whatever was required to make sure that things were completed in a timely manner and to my satisfaction…”
-Tisha Naegele (buyer and seller)
“We wanted to thank Soly for the exceptional job she did selling our house in Cupertino for more money than we even thought was possible. We can’t say enough about the professionalism, knowledge, dedication & honesty of our agent…”
-Jack & Brenda Friedman (buyers and sellers)
“During a tough divorce situation, Soly did an amazing job helping both of us.
She walked us through the work that needed to be done to get the house ready to sell, the paperwork jungle and all the inspections. Soly even helped us each find a new house and closed all three escrows on the same day!!!
From beginning to end Soly solved problems, picked up the slack and eased our problems and worries. She ended up saving us lots of money! If Soly says she is going to do something, she does it! You can trust her words and her abilities.”
-Craig Silvestrini (buyer and seller)
"Thank you for being there for us and guiding us every step of the way!"
-Mahesh & Sujata Subramanian (buyers)
“Thanks for all the support and guidance through this process. You made it all seem very easy.”
-Manish & Sumedha Vichare (buyers)
“A real big thank you for your help in making our house purchase easy & stress free. I do believe it is because of your experience that this happened.”
-Steve & Dot Dansey (buyers and sellers)
“Thank you very much for helping us find a house so quickly! I know we couldn’t have done it without you, and we really appreciate how fast you worked to make it happen.”
-Ean & Jennifer Houts (buyers and sellers)
“It has been a pleasure working with you buying our new home in Saratoga and selling our townhouse in Cupertino. It was a lot of work and you deserve kudos for making things happen on time, working so late and being ever so resourceful. Above all, we believe that your understanding of different cultures, and your insight into the uniqueness of each culture, really stood out. We will not hesitate to recommend you.”
-Amitabh Shah & Surbi Sheth (buyers and sellers)
“Your whole approach was extremely professional and service, both before and after the transaction, was absolutely top class. We have caught ourselves more than once discussing that we probably would not have had the whole deal done had it not been for your efficient and meticulous approach.”
-Priya & Pushpak Bapat (buyers)
"These are some of Soly's qualities and skills: Deep curiosity and love for her profession. Very intelligent, alert, sharp and dynamic mind. Professionalism. Industriousness. Responsibility. Work ethics. Deeply ethical person, tremendously good towards her friends, a virtues which expresses itself in the way she treats her clients."
"Soly can read her clients wants and needs (even before they know themselves) and can translate those into the perfect matching listing for them, making the house hunt easier. Soly can get an offer accepted even when the odds seem against it. And she does this with a smile and with good spirits. Her professionalism is such that she knows exactly what to say and do to get her clients what they want.
On the personal side, she and Dan, are always friendly and smiling with a great sense of humor so always fun to be around. I am happy to count her among my friends"
-Tamar Erlich (buyer and seller)
“Thank you for managing a closing process on a very tight timeline with lots of complications! You understood our needs and wishes almost better than we did ourselves. You used your powers of persuasion and your knowledge of local contractors to arrange to get the various jobs done – and on time!”
-Hella Bluhm & Tony Steiber (buyers)
“Going through a divorce is tough. Soly’s professionalism and confident presence helped to move obstacles and keep the process moving to a successful conclusion even during a very hard divorce...”
-Robert A. Solomon (seller)
“Soly was very much business-oriented and focused on selling our house as well as finding me another one within the same school district. Soly was very professional at all times and was on top of everything. Not only did she manage to sell our house in a record time of two days, but she also worked it out to have concurrent escrows on both the selling of our house and the purchase of mine. It was great!”
-Linda Silvestrini (buyer and seller)
“...With Soly’s professional help and personal dedication all our concerns vanished in what has finally turned out to be a smooth, simple process. Soly has always been open to our issues, eager to help and clarify, very knowledgeable and responsive. We can recommend Mrs. Soly Retter as a wonderful person and an excellent realtor.”
-Delia & Ilie Garbacea (buyers)
“I found Soly efficient, trustworthy, capable, patient and friendly. She assisted me to buy a house, which meets my requirements and satisfaction. I highly recommend her to everyone."
-Liza Li Leung (buyer)
"I needed my realtor to be very knowledgeable, honest, dedicated and patient in guiding me through my search for the right home, (also) very efficient and especially accommodating with my very little time. Soly has been all that and much more. She negotiated the best deal possible for me, which ended up saving me lots of money. She handled the whole transaction very smoothly, and updated me in every step.”
-Nathalie Tal (buyer and seller)
"Soly is amazing. Lots of agents are friendly, like she is. Sure, they mostly know more than us about the business. But Soly is so focused and resourceful that she gets the job done when the market seems impossible. Her attention to speed and quality are essential. With Soly's expert advice and hard work, we were able to buy an Eichler at 10% *below* the asking price. In the very, very hot market of late 2012. We love our home, and feel sure we'd have none at all if it wasn't for Soly. A+!
Years later, when it was time to sell, of course we reached out to Soly. Once again, her performance was phenomenal. Her connections, diligence, expertise, judgment, empathy ... all truly terrific. With her leadership, we went from staging one Monday to open house, contract, and close of escrow THE NEXT MONDAY! For way over asking price. In an unbelievable market, you too may need to do the unbelievable. Twice, for us, Soly was essential in making that happen. If it's not too much to recommend, on behalf of the broader Yelp community, I would add the advice to trust Soly. Our judgment inevitably differed at important moments, and in hindsight she was unfailingly correct."
-John and Yvonne Chachere (buyer and seller)
“Soly represented our personal interests with dedication, and has been continuously on our side for several months assisting in the search for a house until we found the one which completely fulfilled our requirements. We are warmly recommending Mrs. Retter, not only for an excellent performance as a real estate agent but also for her wonderful personality and human values."
-Anat & Yossi Krispin (buyers and sellers)
“...She was always accommodating and patient. Soly was very professional and aggressive in getting me the best deal possible. In fact she not only took care of my end of things, she was very helpful in seeing that the sellers felt comfortable about the sale. Each day Soly kept me updated on what had to be done, and made the entire transaction very smooth and efficient.”
-Art Harris (buyer)
"Soly has been our agent for the last three years. She was very patient to show us many houses (we have high demands), she was super professional in helping us buy our dream house (10K below the asking price in this crazy market!). She was flexible with our hectic day schedule. She is thorough, responsible, and trustworthy. After buying our house she is my person to call with any questions I have regarding the house.
Soly is way more then an agent, she is the person to do business with!"
-Lilac K. (buyer)
“You found us exactly what we were looking for, we were very impressed by your professionalism and sensitivity to our requirements. You bent over backwards to ensure that everything ran smoothly...”
-Nick and Debbie Spicer (buyers)
“...You did a great job of working with my difficult schedule, and did a great job in limiting the number of houses I had to review.. You save me a lot of time and money! Thank you.”
-Bob LoBianco (buyer)
“We had a fantastic experience working with you when we bought this house and sold the old one.”
-Charu & Anjali Rudrakshi (buyers and sellers)
“Not only did we learn a lot from you, we also enjoyed your company. We really appreciate how you worked with us!”
-Nili Helman & Rami Caspi (buyers)
“We really enjoyed working with you and feel you got us the best deal we could have gotten.”
-Tamar & Shai Erlich (buyers & sellers)
“Soly is the most effective agent that we’ve had (and we have had three agents total). She is sufficiently assertive and powerful as a negotiator to get our first offer accepted! We have recommended Soly to our landlord and will definitely recommend her to anyone we know who is in the market to buy or sell a house – especially in the Sunnyvale-Cupertino area.”
-Craig Salling & Virginia Marchman (buyers)
“Very professional and personal. Fit our needs very well. We highly recommend her to others.”
-Amir & Ronit Lev (buyers)
“Buying a new house is mostly a nightmare. With Soly – it is like walking in the park. Thank you Soly for a wonderful experience!”
-Gil & Anat Gafri (buyers and sellers)
“Warm and personal treatment. You gave 100% 110% and made us feel like the most important clients. Thank you for everything, we love you, you are great!”
-Zur Nehushtan & Katy Blus (buyers)
“We would like to express our gratitude for your help in selling our house. From the very beginning, you conducted yourself with the greatest professionalism. You were consistently one step ahead in conducting all of the administrative work associated with selling the house. We were very impressed with the fact that you set sensible expectations and obtained the best price on the market for us. Similarly, you were very helpful in making the house presentable for potential buyers. Overall, we were very happy to have you as our realtor and would strongly recommend you to any potential home sellers. Thank you very much again for your help.”
-Lev & Milla Klebanov (sellers)
“We had spoken to a number of real estate agents prior to meeting you and you definitely stood out among them because of your professionalism, knowledge, and demeanor. We really appreciate your experience, candor, thoroughness and work ethic. You repeatedly went the extra mile for us! We thank you very much for all your effort and look forward to recommending your excellent services to our friends and family.”
-Andy Lee & Andrea Zele (buyers and sellers)
"We love our house! We are so thankful that you took the time to hunt it down! I don’t think any other realtor would have been as diligent as you were. It wasn’t luck we have our house, it was your hard work.”
-Mindy and Sam Cramer (buyers)
“Soly has showed exceptional professionalism, knowledge, responsiveness and involvement. Her cleverness, true kindness and great results make her the best real estate agent we have encountered.”
-Veronique & Nicolo Sertorio (buyers and sellers)
“Our experience, buying our first home with Ms. Soly Retter, was a delight. Soly took the time to understand our needs, our likes and dislikes and to patiently explain the process to us (time and again). Soly made sure we saw the right houses at the right time and that we got the house we wanted (in the face of fierce competition). Once our offer was accepted, Soly made sure everything went smoothly and was dedicated beyond anything we could expect. We warmly recommend her.”
-Omer Reingold & Leah Nutman (buyers)
“I am still pleasantly surprised every time I think about all the time, effort, dedication, and patience you’ve put into finding my family this home… Soly, I very much respect your talent and resourcefulness… I trust your judgments because of your strong principles. From our first meeting to our last, I’ve never felt in the dark about any of our dealings. You’ve always made me feel knowledgeable and empowered in making all my decisions… I admire your empathy for your clients… You understood our needs, our concerns, our fears, and our anxiety… I knew you came highly recommended for your skills in business, but I’ve come to discover that I will highly recommend you for your character and kindness in helping people find homes.”
-Gerlie Ventura (buyer)
Thank you Soly! You directed us to a great investment and worked tirelessly for our benefit. We truly appreciate your hard work.
-Mary & Noel Park (buyers)
Soly, this was my 2nd home purchase with you and for a good reason. You continue to provide excellent advice, service, and experience to this field. Thank you for everything!
-Hitesh Mehta (buyer & seller)
Thank you for the great job you did for us, we really appreciate it. We know it took a great deal of time and effort from you and we are very grateful.
-Lilac & Danny (buyers)
“What I personally liked about Soly was her honesty and non-aggressive manner in helping me evaluate properties, her ability to find properties that matched my personal needs, her consistent hard work and efforts. Soly was a joy to work with, she is very knowledgeable.”
-Christy A. Brooks (buyer and seller)
“Soly spent a lot of time helping us understand what we really want and what we can afford. We appreciate her professionalism, her knowledge of the local market and most important her care about her clients. Soly helped us even in situations that weren’t her responsibility.”
-Alexander Fertelmeister & Susanna Thernov (buyers and sellers)
“With Soly you always have the feeling that she is available, has time and patience to deal with your problems. Anytime we needed her help she was there.”
-Zvi & Anna Bernstein (buyers)
“We enjoyed very much having Soly as our realtor... We gained a real friend.”
-Nora & Tommy Weiss (buyers)
“In this competitive housing market, it would be hard to imagine not having someone as persistent and detail-oriented as you, representing our interest. We really appreciated the way you stayed on the top of all the small details, which made the entire process virtually painless. Thank you for excellent service and support.”
-Lisa Zelt & Steve McCormack (buyers)