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The team at Venema Homes did an excellent job marketing, prepping, and selling our home. Today’s home market requires a professional organization who knows the marketplace and can guide you through the potential pitfalls of pricing and selling. They need to also be able to react quickly to the changes happening. The Venema team did all of these and got us a great offer in about 3 weeks.

Ken, Seller 2022

Liz and her team helped us sell our place in a difficult market with NO issues! I would recommend her business to anyone is Pleasanton or Dublin.

Michael, Corte Antonio Seller 2022

Thanks to the Venema Team our home sold and closed in record time. The preparation and staging created a beautiful presentation. HIGHLY RECOMMENTED.

David, Harvest Seller 2022

We just closed on our purchase on a beautiful home in Pleasanton, and we couldn’t have done it so smoothly without the help of Alexis and her team. She was great, and really supported us throughout the entire process. Highly recommend the Venema team!

Tara, Ruby Hill Buyer 2022

The Venema Homes team was fantastic! They came highly recommended by a good friend, and with good reason. My husband and I were buying our first home, our budget probably was modest compared to the homes I’ve seen the team help buy and sell, but that didn’t matter. Alexis was a great help. She showed us multiple properties and when we found one we loved, she sent an offer letter that our loan officer called wonderfully aggressive. She got us our home for barely over asking. This is a group that knows what they are doing. I also watched the Venema team sell my parents’ house. My parents received offers over asking. If you are looking to buy or sell, seriously consider using the Venema team. I was terrified of the prospect of buying a house, but Alexis and the rest of the team turned what could have been a nightmare into an enjoyable and exciting experience. Five stars.

Colleen, Brentwood Buyer 2021

Team has been very professional and responsive through out our buying process. Could not have asked for more. Sabrina was very helpful with answering our questions and guide us through. Thanks Sabrina and Lisa.

Karthik, Pleasanton Buyer, November 2021

A friend recommended Liz and her team after they sold their Pleasanton home with Venema. After interviewing Liz Venema and Lisa Desmond we were impressed with their professionalism and personable approach to listing our home. We quickly signed with the Venema Team and we couldn’t have been more pleased. The process of listing, making improvements, showing the home, negotiating multiple offers and helping us settle on the right offer was an easy process due to their guidance. We maintained an open communication relationship and they were very responsive to our goals and desires. I would not hesitate in trusting any future properties with the entire Venema Team.

Ron and Tracey, Pleasanton Sellers, November 2021

I give Venema Homes Reality a 10/10…. we are repeat customers…. My husband and I sold and bought a home 3 years ago with Lisa and just recently my daughter purchased a home in Livermore with this team. I didn’t hesitate to call Lisa at Venema Homes again as they are professional, lots of experience, friendly and get the job done in a timely way ! Lisa is responsive, understands pricing of the market and takes a lot of the stress out ! Thanks again Lisa, Liz and the team in helping my daughter find a home !

Dina, San Ramon Seller and Pleasanton Buyer, November 2021

We were referred to Lisa and her team as my parents used them for when they sold their home. Immediately, Lisa was amazing at keeping us up-to-date with the market that was within our budget. She always had our best interest in mind and we never felt pressured. We appreciated how flexible she was with our schedule. We are grateful to Lisa and her team! Using Venema Homes makes what is already a stressful process that much easier. 10/10!

Jori, Livermore Buyer, November 2021

We interviewed five agents including Venema homes. Liz was on a family vacation at the time but she sent Michelle and joined via zoom. I was impressed about the fact that she took the time to set aside her vacation, tour the home. It was very clear to us from the onset that she was informed, new the area, had a strong team. She immediately alleviated the stressors that came with selling the house. She organized the stager, the general contractor. I’ve sold a couple homes before and it had never been so seamless. We knew it was going to sell quickly and over asking but she came in to get the deal. My experience with the men that we interviewed were dismissive to me. They seemed out of touch. The first man who came to the house came without a mask. And he refused to go to his car to get his mask. And he talked only to my husband as if he was the only one who makes a decision. I was impressed that you have a strong team of women. She wasn’t focused on herself and we’d be working with a whole team. 100% without a doubt. There isn’t a day that goes by where my husband and I don’t look at each other and say thank god we picked liz. She really took the stress out of listing our home. The stager de-personalized our home and was very smart. We got top dollar for our home because of Liz. I don’t think we would have done as well with any of the other agents we interviewed. We were very happy with the decision we made. We’ve already recommended her to many people. I would absolutely recommend Liz to everyone, especially to women. 

Anne Whitaker, Pleasanton Seller, November 2021

Wow! We just used Liz for the second time. Because of our first experience, we knew to expect professionalism, in-depth knowledge of the entire real estate transaction process, a commitment to representing OUR interests, and, oh yes, a fun experience. But even with those expectations, she blew us away! We had a very unusual circumstance happen during escrow with the other party. No one local real estate experts had ever experienced this type of thing. Some agents would have given up on that particular sale. Not Liz! She found a way to get the sale closed AND compensate us for the delay in closing escrow. Cheers to Liz, our “never give up” agent!

Terry and Sheryl, Livermore Sellers, October 2021

We’re very fortunate to have Alexis and her entire team help us find our new home in Pleasanton. The team made our entire buying experience so seamless. They’re always on top of every situation and kept us in the loop. Alexis and team did such a wonderful job ! They’re the best!

Robert, Pleasanton Buyer, October 2021

Liz, Lexi and Team, we thank you! We appreciate your efforts to get to SOLD – including your professionalism, your patience, your stamina, and your grace.

Caroline and Reuben, Ruby Hill Sellers, August 2021

I want to thank Liz Venema and her entire team for making the sale of our home smooth and painless, not to say there weren’t some tears selling a place we have lived in for 22 years, but this team arranged repairs, staging, and cleaning and were always available when questions arose. When faced with major transitions like selling a home and moving, it is a blessing to have agents and a contractor, Steve Venema, who know that this process is more than a transaction; it’s a process of letting go and preparing a home for the next buyers. Having a smart, professional, and compassionate team made all the difference and it was truly stress-free for us because they work so hard behind the scenes making the process of selling appear effortless. Plus, her team scored us a great price, over the asking, along with free rent back giving us time for our next steps. I highly recommend Venema Homes for your next sale or purchase.

Candace, Pleasanton-Vintage Hills Seller, August 2021

What can we say!! Lisa and Liz were an absolute pleasure to work with. Having not sold a home in many years we wanted to work with someone who knew our neighborhood. They both patiently walked us through the entire process. They were with us every step of the way, from preparing professional marketing materials, to hosting the open house showings to sitting with us and guiding us as we reviewed the “13” offers for our home. The entire process and the final result exceeded our expectations in every way. We’ve shared with many of our friends how positive our experience was and we’d highly recommend the entire Venema Team if you’re selling or buying a home.

Bill and Diane, Pleasanton-Vintage Hills Sellers, August 2021

I was referred to Liz Venema by a trusted family friend. I listed with her after interviewing MULTIPLE real estate agents. Her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and homework regarding my property (not knowing if she would get the listing) was remarkable. Her attention to detail in all ways (documents etc.) and me was more than I could have hoped . We often spoke multiple times a day. I recommend her highly. I began living in Pleasanton in 1953 as a toddler. Although I no longer live there, I love my memories and was so happy Liz appreciates the history of our town. AND she sold our home !!!

Gayle, Pleasanton Seller, July 2021

We recently sold our home of 20 years and selected Venema Homes. Both Liz and Alexis were easy to work with and had a great understanding of the market. One of the key benefits of working with Venema Homes is that they have a complete team that actively supports every step of the process from preparation to close. They outlined a plan which we followed closely, trusting their judgement. The team was on top of every element and when challenges arose, they were resolved quickly and painlessly. The result was great – 4 offers over asking price in 4 days and closure within a month. We had a great experience and would highly recommend Venema Homes.

John and Diane, Ruby Hill Sellers, July 2021

so I think Liz is the most professional and powerful regional realtor in my area after 2 years of research for houses and meeting many realtor before I purchase my house in pleasanton in 2019. She really fits all my requirement to be fast and determined to success, not to mention her experience and abundant resources in everything you need. I would definitely recommend her to you if you are determined to your deal. So far we are 2/2 with no miss. You know how powerful she is now. ; )

David, Pleasanton & Stockton Buyer, July 2021

Alexis and Liz are simply fantastic! We are so lucky to meet Alexi at a home in Ruby Hills which lead us finding a dream home in our preferred neighborhood in Pleasanton. Alexis and Liz represented us in buying and selling our homes! They are very thorough in the process, very professional, hard working, very friendly and a lovely team! We will definitely rate them 5+ stars and refer them to our friends for any real estate needs.. Thanks a lot Liz. Alexis & Venema Homes team… You guys rock.

Shanthi and Murali, Pleasanton Sellers and Buyers, June 2021

Very positive experience. Michelle Kroger was the consummate professional, keeping track on the process, discussing and advising making offers and generally working hard throughout the process.

Doug, Pleasanton Buyer, June 2021

We had the pleasure of working with Liz in selling our home. It was a great experience . Liz was professional and caring. She explained the process well and made sure that we were in the loop from the beginning to the end. We needed some repairs and. upgrades prior to selling. Her husband Steve who owns his own construction company helped us with this and it was a seamless process. We are very satisfied with the her agency’s service and do not have any hesitation in referring her to others. Thanks Liz to you and each and every member of your team.

Uday and Shyamali, Pleasanton Sellers, May 2021

Our family has lived in Pleasanton for over 20 years and decided to sell our beautiful home. Even though I am a real estate broker myself and in the homebuilding business, I knew I needed a professional team of real estate agents to handle the sales process. Our family has known Liz and Alexis Venema personally for many years and I have always respected Liz as a top agent in the Pleasanton market. It has been exciting to watch Alexis advance in this profession and team up with her mom. The two of them were a great team supporting all aspects of the sales process including, pricing, staging, marketing and photography and ultimately finding us the perfect buyer. The process was almost flawless. I recommend the Venema team to anyone considering selling their home.

Layne Marceau, Pleasanton Seller, April 2021

Everything you want from real-estate agents: always there for you, but not too overwhelming: just the right amount of personal service.
From the offer to the close, every question answered in a timely and professional manner. And nice people, too! Thank you Michelle and the rest of the team!

Igor, Dublin Buyer, April 2021

Our challenge was that we were selling and buying a house at the same time. The Venema Homes Team was very knowledgable, efficient and helpful getting our house ready to sell and staged in a timely manner. They work with a professional network of businesses to help get the job done. Even after we were in our new home and the sale was complete, there was an unforeseen issue they continued to assist us with until resolved. My husband and I would highly recommend them !

Dina and Steve, Westside Pleasanton, April 2021

Liz helped us sell our Pleasanton house a couple years ago. She and her team were friendly and professional. They gave us good advices and our house was sold quickly and above what we asked for. We are very happy with their service and will definitely choose them as our agent again.

Grace and Simon, Livermore, April 2021

We were so lucky to meet Alexis the first time we came to visit Pleasanton. From the get-go, we appreciated her extensive knowledge of the various neighborhoods as well as her willingness to help us understand the home buying process. Alexis, Liz, Amanda, Kim and the rest of the team at Venema Homes truly went above and beyond to ensure we had a smooth and efficient experience. We moved into our new house about a week ago and couldn’t be happier. We wholeheartedly recommend the Venema Homes team!

Michael and Sam, Pleasanton Buyers, March 2021

Thank you Liz Venema and Team! Your professionalism, skills and knowledge of the market came together and produced a record breaking sales price for our Vintage Hills home in Pleasanton! Liz and team arranged for the staging, explained and assisted with the mountain of documents needed and kept us informed through out the entire process. The whole transaction ran smoothly thanks to a great team effort! Thanks Liz and Team, way to go!

Lou and Karen, Pleasanton Sellers, March 2021

My husband and I really lucked into being represented by Liz Venema and her team when we sold our Pleasanton home. Although initially introduced to her by a prospective buyer who did not end up buying, Liz quickly showed that she was there for US – to get us the best offer possible, to advise and guide us through the requirements and risks that come with selling a home (even in the time of Covid), and even to virtually “hold our hands” when the escrow clock seemed to be ticking so slowly! In the end we were able to get more than $150k over the asking price – a BIG thank you to Liz and the team that supports her. We couldn’t recommend any real estate team more highly than the VENEMA HOMES REAL ESTATE TEAM!!

Sheryl and Terrell, Pleasanton Sellers, March 2021

Liz and the Venema Homes Real Estate Team are the BEST in the business. We have bought and sold four homes in Pleasanton and our experience with this team has been the best by far. We have had the pleasure of knowing Liz for many many years. She has a dedication to providing the best possible experience for her clients and we are so grateful to call her both friend and stellar professional.

Jean and Rex, Pleasanton Sellers, March 2021

THREE THUMBS UP for Liz Venema and her wonderful team! We interviewed several agents before choosing Liz and are so glad we did. Our gut feel was that in addition to her experience, track record of successes, and knowledge of our Ruby Hill neighborhood, that she had the energy level and drive to sell our home quickly and at the right price. Also, she truly believed we could get the top dollar for our home which it deserved. After choosing Liz as our quarterback, she didn’t hesitate to march her team down the field quickly and to score an exciting touchdown at the end. If we had to do it over again, we’d go with Liz and her team every time. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to select Venema Homes!

Rob and Mary, Ruby Hill Sellers, February 2021

When my wife and I decided to put our house on the market. We searched for the best real estate agent out there and we got the best – Liz Venema at Keller Williams. Liz and her team went above and beyond our expectations. Liz and her team are honest, straight to the point, and hard-working. If you’re planning on selling your home, go with Liz – she’s a shark and she’ll get you top dollar for your home!

Shawn and Trish, Pleasanton Sellers, February 2021

I was referred to Liz Venema more than a year ago by a trusted family friend. I listed with her a year later after interviewing MULTIPLE real estate agents. Her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and homework regarding my property (not knowing if she would get the listing) was remarkable. Her attention to detail in all ways (documents etc.) and to me was more than I could have hoped . We often spoke multiple times a day. I recommend her highly. I began living in Pleasanton in 1953 as a toddler. Although I no longer live there; I love my memories and was so happy Liz appreciates the history of our town.

Gayle, Pleasanton Seller, January 2021

Alexis, Liz, and team are awesome! For first time home buyers who were looking for a home for over a year, we could not have ask for better a realtor. She helped us immensely and guided us in every step along the way. We were able to get a home in Pleasanton very quickly and even after purchase she was constantly following up with the listing agent to make sure everything is perfect in the house before we moved in. We have already recommended her to couple of our friends 🙂

Ashwin and Deepa, Pleasanton Buyers, January 2021

Liz helped us buy our first home in Pleasanton back in 2014 and then in 2020 when we decided to change homes, she and Alexis helped us find our new dream home and also to sell our old home. We did not even have to think twice to choose them! They are such great people, know their business inside out, always available to guide us through the process and were key influencers in all three of our deals!! We love you!

Poonam and Rajan, Pleasanton Sellers and Buyers, December 2020

Liz and her real estate team are the best. They’re professional, savvy, and easy to work with. In a time where you are making one of the biggest decisions in life, they are constantly reassuring and stay positive about your choices and the real estate market. My husband and I strongly endorse and recommend you choose them to assist in any real estate transaction you are going through.  Many thanks to the real estate team that made all our dreams a reality!

John and Kathleen, Pleasanton-Vintage Hills Sellers, December 2020

We met Lisa Desmond of Venema Homes sometime in 2019 as we were doing open homes and evaluating the Livermore area for a future move. It was late 2020 before we were ready to purchase our next home, and Lisa made such an impression on us that we called her to consider being our buyer agent. We spoke with several others also, but we were most comfortable and confident with Lisa. After several months of shopping, Lisa found us a home that fit our needs and budget, and the best part was she absolutely was looking our for our interests and protection each step of the way. The paperwork and process of shopping, evaluating, negotiating, and closing a deal on a home can be daunting. We greatly appreciate Lisa and her team’s efforts to make the process smooth and successful!

Donald and Alison, Livermore Buyers, November 2020

Alexis is an expert in Tri-Valley real estate. We were very picky buyers, but she consistently gave sound advice that led us to our perfect home. Alexis has a great team behind her, and we enjoyed every interaction we had with them. I highly recommend Alexis and Venema Homes to anyone looking to buy a home in the Tri-Valley area.

Brendon and Kelly, Walnut Creek Buyers, November 2020

We had excellent experience with Michelle for the entire process of home buying. She understood our needs and shortlisted homes accordingly. We would recommend Michelle and her team for your home buying.

Nitin and Maya, Pleasanton Buyers, 2020

If you are on the search for a real estate agent to represent you, look no further. My husband and I knew of Liz Venema’s outstanding record and reputation and didn’t hesitate to sign with her and her incredible team. Everything we needed to do and know she had the answer for. We followed along with her instructions and our home of 40 years sold in a heart beat. You can have complete confidence in her and her team. She knows the market and her job!

Sue and Jim, Pleasanton Sellers and Brentwood Buyers, Google Review 2021

Liz and her team are the best!! They helped sell my home for top dollar and very quickly. From the first conversation to closing, highly professional and very helpful. I highly recommend the team.

Peter, Pleasanton Seller, Google Review 2021

Liz and her team did a good job in helping us find a dream home. It was not an easy process and we faced some competitive buyers. With her and her team’s service and dedication, we did it! Thank you.

Liyu, Pleasanton Buyers, Google Review 2021

My sister and I found Liz during a difficult time in my sister’s life. She found her world turned upside down over night. Long story short, Liz and her team made selling her home as seamless as possible. Thanks Liz, our family really appreciate your hard work.

Seb, Pleasanton Sellers, Google Review 2021

Liz was a Senior Partner and founding member of the Armario Venema Homes Team. After 8 years, she made the decision to transition in November 2020 and  create her own team, with the majority of the same team members. The reviews below highlight the success and talent that is now part of the Venema Homes Team. 

When we decided to sell our home, we knew we were in uncharted territory as first-time sellers and needed the best in the business to help us get the best price for our home. As I started my search for a reputable real estate team in my area, one of my friends recommended ArmarioVenema Homes and I reached out to the team. The first person I spoke to was Alexis Venema, a confident, friendly and intelligent young lady who impressed me with her pleasant disposition, in-depth knowledge about current housing market trends, and her patience to answer all our questions. From helpful suggestions on how to improve our home appearance to staging and pricing the house just right, it was clear that Alexis was passionate about her job! In addition, she was always available to answer questions any time of the day and even late at night which was very reassuring for newbie sellers like us! Alexis made us her top priority and our house went under contract within 6 days of going on the market. She went above and beyond our expectations and made the entire process an easy and enjoyable one. We highly recommend Alexis because she’s always on time, professional in her dealings, reliable and above all, delivered what she promised … sold our home for a great price! Thank you Alexis!!
Kishor and Prashanti, San Ramon Sellers, October 2020

DeAnna and Liz were extremely respectful and professional while helping us sell a home my mother had lived in for 45 years.  Everything went smooth with 5 offers to choose from within 4 days and a 30 day closing. We highly recommend them!

Mellissa and Tim, Pleasanton Sellers, September 2020

We had the pleasure of working with Liz Venema and the Armario Venema Homes Team as buyers looking for our first home. Liz was particularly keen on understanding what we like in different homes and helping to match us with viewings that were in line with our preferences. Once we found the one, Liz worked her magic to help close the deal and make sure we were the chosen buyers at a price advantageous to us! She connected us with partners across the lending space to expedite the closing process and to secure a favorable interest rate. We would definitely recommend Liz and the team to others and will look to them in the future if the need arises!

Ryan and Claire, Orinda Buyers, August 2020

DeAnna and her team are absolutely amazing. They worked closely and patiently with our family to help us find our dream home in Pleasanton. Our agents Alexis Venema and DeAnna Armario showed us countless properties, and due to their friendly and genuine personalities we felt we could count on their honest advice. They were never pushy in our decision making process or ever hesitated in answering any of our questions, big or small. Even after the closing they continued to help us find movers and helped with our home warranty issues. Highly recommend the entire team for a highly professional and a friendly experience.

Bushra and Asif, Pleasanton Buyers, August 2020

We are so very glad that we chose the Armario Venema Homes Team to sell our home. Our agent, Michelle Kroger, is the best! We put our home in their hands and they did not let us down.

Kathy and Gary, San Ramon Sellers, August 2020

Very professional people who quickly responded to our many questions. This made them extremely easy to work with.  They also have so many good connections to realtors, lenders, and contractors. Although we were pre-approved, they recommended an excellent lender that gave us a much better rate.

Eric and Faith, San Jose Sellers and Dublin Buyers, July 2020

We are extremely grateful to have been recommended by a close friend to have Armario Venema Homes sell our home and guide us through the process of buying our new home! Alexis and Liz made purchasing our new home seamless and quick- within 24 hours. They then quickly put our home on the market and we had an offer above list the very next day! That deal went through and was again, efficiently done. Every step of the way, the team notified us of what was going on, which was huge for us in the quick paced time frames. After having worked with the entire team over at Armario Venema Homes, we would highly recommend them!

Kristen and Josh, Pleasanton Sellers and Buyers, July 2020

We interviewed a number of agents before choosing Armario Venema Homes. Their knowledge of our neighborhood was outstanding and their enthusiasm for working with us set them apart. They have a great sense of the market and of buyer preferences. This enabled us to make very cost effective  decisions about how to bring the house to market. They also provided great support in helping us prepare the house for sale. We had 5 solid offers after only four days. The office staff made everything move very smoothly — each one is highly capable and very friendly. We would enthusiastically recommend Armario Venema Homes.

Christine and Joe, Pleasanton/Kottinger Ranch, Sellers July 2020

I’d like to give a huge shout out to our realtors DeAnna Armario and Liz Venema and Team for being there for buying our house in Livermore CA as well as when we sold the house last week. You guys were awesome on both ends! Your knowledge of the real estate market in Alameda county is second to none! You guys made it easy. 3 offers the first day officially on the market- awesome. Thank you for friendship and honesty. Your advice and counsel was always spot on

Ken and Hazel, Livermore Sellers, June 2020

Liz and her team really are a team. High energy, professional, and will work endless hours for you. As a young buyer, Liz protected and guided me through the whole buying process as if I was one of her own daughters. I highly recommend the Armario Venema Homes Team!

Tiffany and Jeremy, Pleasanton Buyers, June 2020

What a team! Our experience was seamless across all the members of the team. They are warm and personable. They have endless energy and remained very positive during this very stressful time. If they can sell our $2M home during a pandemic they can sell your home anytime!! We highly recommend them.

Bob and Bridget, Pleasanton Sellers, May 2020

Armario Venema Homes went above and beyond to get our house sold and represent us purchasing our new home in the middle of a Global Pandemic! Liz and her team were wonderful to work with, personal, and always available for even the smallest of questions.  They helped us find our dream home, but I know we will be using them again for any future real estate needs.

Eric and Riley, Livermore Sellers and Buyers, February & March 2020

Armario Venema Homes Real Estate was recommended to us by several work colleagues. We recently relocated from out-of-state and the Pleasanton real estate market was challenging to us. Things move fast and if you like a property, you must respond quickly. The agents at Armario Venema were always available and provided very timely service. In our case, we were looking for a desirable property that was close to downtown Pleasanton. This complicated our search even more. Without the expert help from our agents, DeAnna, Liz and Michelle, it would have been difficult to navigate this challenging market. They have deep knowledge of the local area and working relationships with many of the local agents. These local roots can be invaluable during negotiations and when trying to generate a winning offer on a hot property. Also, they were a joy to work with and were a great resource in our transition to the area. We successfully purchased a fantastic property that is close to downtown and have been very happy with it. We are very thankful for the great service provided by the agents at Armario Venema Homes Real Estate.

Andy and Zoe, Pleasanton Buyers, February 2020

5 stars! I had a great experience working with DeAnna and Liz throughout both my purchase and buying scenarios. DeAnna has a good eye for seeing things that other brokers don’t have. She has a good team to support her and responds to clients when needed. I recommend using them if you are looking for an experienced team!

Emad, San Ramon Seller and Buyer, February 2020

DeAnna Armario, Liz Venema, and the entire Armario Venema Homes Team were awarded TOP real estate team in Pleasanton! Way to rock it as #1, always coming from contribution, and TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) mentality. We love having you all as part of our Luxury Division and Keller Williams Tri-Valley Family.  Well done and onward with 2020!

Jennifer Haus, Team Leader at Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty, February 2020

5 stars! We are outside of the US and have to delegate everything to the team. They are very dependable and trust worthy with everything about selling the house. We had a problem with a previous agent, especially about the staging (piece of advice, don’t try to save on staging). However, Liz and her team did a wonderful job and sold our house – a happy result in this slow market.

Adam and Lynn, Downtown Pleasanton Sellers, December 2019

Michelle was there for us in every step – understanding the housing market, looking for a dream house (which took us more than a year) and helping with the documents, negotiating for us once we decided to put an offer. With a big smile on her face 🙂 She is really knowledgeable and most of all she puts her Heart in her work.

Sameep and Pallavi, Pleasanton Buyers, November 2019

The entire team at Armario Venema Homes was awesome. The initial proposal was professional and spot on with what we found in the sales process. They helped get our home in good selling shape and followed through on all the commitments they made when we decided to engage the team. They put us in a position so that there were no hurdles once we listed the property and the close went smoothly. Liz and her team are very professional and diligent. No drama, straightforward and honest. There were no surprises and the experience went smoothly thanks to the team’s persistence in following up on details in a timely manner. We would highly recommend Liz and the team.

Jeff and Kris, Ruby Hill Sellers, October 2019

Simply the best team for buying a home. Very personal touch through the whole process, always reachable and great interactions. Highly recommended real estate team! Special call-out to Michelle, who did a fantastic job in keeping us updated and DeAnna, Kim and Amanda were outstanding in providing us info and additional details whenever needed. Just a fantastic experience.

Lukas and Snjezana, Pleasanton Buyers, August 2019

Had a wonderful experience with Julia when selling our house and buying a new one. She was proactive and responsive and highly available during the entire process. She knows her stuff, so I felt I could count on her with any of the (many!) questions I had about the whole process. Thanks again to Julia and the rest of the team for your effort working with us.

Chad and Yun , Livermore Sellers and Buyers, July 2019

Liz, Michelle, and the team at Armario Venema homes are amazing! From spending many hours with us touring homes, to answering emails at 11pm, to completely spot-on advice about how to negotiate in some tricky situations, their expertise and commitment were so above and beyond our every expectation. Liz was truly a fantastic negotiator, with relationships in the community and experience that generated winning strategies that weren’t just about offering more money. We’re so grateful we worked with such a great team to help us find our first home!

Amanda and Martin, Pleasanton Buyers, May 2019

We chose DeAnna and her team after interviewing 3 agents. It was a great decision. Our home wasn’t an easy property to sell. We wanted a high energy agent who was willing to work hard and communicate well. DeAnna was up to the task, and navigated us through a challenging sale. She stayed positive and focused on helping us get the highest possible sale price. We were so pleased with DeAnna that we chose her as our agent on two subsequent purchases.

Lars, Ruby Hill Seller and Pleasanton Buyer, May 2019

My family recently relocated to Pleasanton, CA and the Armario Venema team helped us find the house that was perfect for us. The team found us a fabulous house in our budget range in the neighborhood we wanted to be in. They submitted an offer for us on the same day and from then on out everything was handled expertly and expeditiously. When it came time to negotiate for us the team really shined. We were extremely satisfied with the entire process and felt that we got the most out of the negotiation process. We would choose Liz and the Armario Venema team again in a heartbeat. 

Matt and Christina, Pleasanton Buyers, April 2019

Our experience with the Armario Venema team was awesome! Their entire team is a first class group of people. We have sold several houses over the years and this team was by far the best to work with. They provided excellent recommendations on what we needed to do to prepare our home (and ourselves) for going on the market. Their suggested price target was almost exactly what we received during the off market open house they hosted. Deanna and Liz were available to talk with us WHENEVER we had questions or concerns. The marketing support that their team provided to us undoubtedly brought a greater visibility and interest. The photos that they took were amazing. We highly recommend the Armario Venema team if you are considering putting your home on the market. You won’t find a stronger team out there!

Dave and Maureen, Ruby Hill Sellers, March 2019

DeAnna and Liz are consummate professionals who worked tenaciously to help us sell our previous home and buy our new home. Through the process, which can become quite stressful at times, they worked tirelessly, always keeping our interests first and somewhere through the arduous process of representing me and my wife in selling our previous home and buying our new home, they became family to us. I would not even think about selling or buying property in the future without their help.

Kenneth and Pam, Castro Valley Sellers and Ruby Hill Buyers, March 2019

Working with Liz to sell my mom’s home was the perfect choice. Liz and her team are highly professional and on top of every detail. They kept me well informed and made the process smooth and easy. Liz’s kindness and warmth made working with her a pleasure. She understood the nuances of our  particular situation and handled them beautifully. I also truly appreciated that she was open to all options. We tried to sell “as is” but did not get an offer so we opted to complete a remodel which turned out amazing and led to multiple offers. I highly recommend Liz and her team; they are fabulous.

Julie, Pleasanton Valley Seller, March 2019

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for helping us with the sale of our home in Dublin! It would not have been possible without all your co-ordination and insights. The process went smooth and we are pleased that it happened in a timely manner. We appreciate all the work that went into this and the time put in by all the people!

DeAnna helped secure a buyer for our home in a record time of one week and for a price not far from what we were looking for! We were very delighted that this happened fast (and while we were away) and that she was able to source the right buyer and help them make the right decision. All processes and transactions went smooth and kudos to the team for helping us see through this life event that needed extensive coordination with several teams and people! Thank you team and everyone involved!
Jawahar and Vina, Sorrento in Dublin Sellers, February 2019

Thank you for representing our culture and office in our marketplace!

Rob Cain, Operating Partner at Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty, November 2018

Selling a home is a stressful process if one has not sold a home in a good number of years.  Virtually everything is an unknown, so you want an agent that has seen it all. You want an agent who understands the problems, knows how to address them, and keeps the communication lines open. You also want a good negotiator.

We feel we got all of this, and more, with Armario Venema Homes. When Liz and DeAnna first came to our home, it was very apparent that they came to get the business. Not a hard sell, but a through presentation of the benefits of going with them. This included mention of each person on their team and the responsibilities of each. That part was important to us, because we wanted to know that there was adequate backup, should it be required. After that initial meeting, we felt that this was the team for us, and we were not disappointed.

No sale is without hiccups, and these folks dealt with those hiccups professionally and efficiently. We would not hesitate to recommend Armario Venema Homes to anyone looking to sell.

Jim and Joan, Pleasanton Sellers, November 2018

WOW!  EXCEPTIONAL!  ROCKSTARS!  Their whole team gets an A+.

I have sold multiple houses in my life but have never had such a positive experience.  Deanna & Liz are an exceptional team.  I know from previous experience that almost every sale runs into bumps along the way but with Deanna and Liz the bumps felt more like peaceful rocking.  They work through the issues and believe in the win-win scenario where everyone walks away feeling good about the transaction.  They sold our home for top dollar and in record time (first weekend).  I trust them because I now know that they are genuinely concerned for their clients.  Liz even took care of us remotely while she was away on a European vacation with her husband for her anniversary.  They are truly committed to the success and happiness of their clients.  If there was a way to give more than 5 stars I would.

The Visscher Family, Pleasanton Sellers, October 2018

We just recently bought a home in Pleasanton and sold a home in the Gale Ranch area in San Ramon within a very short period of time in August/September with the Armario Venema Homes team. I highly recommend this very experienced team of individuals, especially our realtor Lisa Desmond. She helped all the pieces come together in very timely, efficient, and pleasant manner. She was there for us every step of the way and ironed out many snags for us along the way.  It was nice to know that when we had a question or problem, Lisa was always reachable and returned messages promptly. The Armario Venema Homes team worked together nicely from listing the house and coordinating the staging and photos of the house to guiding us through the process of purchasing our new house.  It was very stressful at times to buy and sell at the same time, but Lisa and the team worked really hard to make it all possible.

Dina and Steve, Pleasanton Buyers and San Ramon Sellers, August and September 2018

We could not have made the sale without the Armario Venema Homes Team. They were very understanding of the stress of preparing a house for sale after living there for 32 years.  They always got back to us with a positive solution. We would recommend them to anyone who wants the complete package with a very professional team.

G. Wood, Pleasanton Seller, August 2018

We worked with DeAnna, Liz, and their associates. They are very professional. They helped us to get into a home in this very tough seller’s market. I think without their help we would still be looking 🙂

The Veytser Family, Dublin Buyers, June 2018

DeAnna spent a lot of time with me through all the stages of the process. She was very patient and proactive. I would definitely recommend her if you’re looking to buy or sell.

R. Beer, Pleasanton Buyer, June 2018

Liz Venema, DeAnna Armario and the Armario Venema Homes team are amazing! We sold our house for over $60k more within a week! The team managed to sell the house during the first weekend with multiple ‘over-asking’ offers. Liz and DeAnna has a solid rolodex of potential buyers and more importantly, an OUTSTANDING team of office manager, marketing manager, staging expert and one of the best photographers. I highly recommend the Armario Venema Homes team!

V. Sharma, Pleasanton Seller, June 2018

My wife and I interviewed five agencies in run up to our decision to list our house in Fremont. DeAnna and Liz gave us a strong and confident presentation and offer that we accepted. DeAnna moved quickly to coordinate all of the details for preparing our house. We had to solve a couple cosmetic issues too. The marketing collateral was beautiful. DeAnna’s own guidance to us and support from her team was professional and complete. Responses to our questions were prompt and positive. In the end, the final result of the sale got us what we needed for our upgrade and effort on our part was minimal. We really enjoyed working with DeAnna and hope to upgrade with her again in the future!

The Shelner Family, Fremont Sellers and Pleasanton Buyers, June 2018

It was a delight to work with DeAnna and Liz. They are both consummate professionals, as were the rest of their team members. DeAnna and Liz listened carefully to our needs and accommodated them. The process of selling our existing home and purchasing a new one was smooth and super fast. I would highly recommend the team to represent any buyer or seller and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

Yvonne and David, Pleasanton Sellers and Livermore Buyers, May 2018

Liz and DeAnna did a great job with a challenging vineyard property. They are a great team, fun to work with, and they get the job done! It was a unqiue property but we got multiple offers and top dollar. Thanks!

The Risher Family, Pleasanton Seller, April 2018

DeAnna and Liz and their team are the best. They literally planned and organized every step in the process of selling my home. Because of their expertise, my house sold for well over asking. I would highly recommend this team if you want the job done right.

Bonnie,  Livermore Seller,  March 2018

Deanna Armario and Liz Venema are the dream team to have when selling or listing your home. The experience from the very beginning blew my husband and I away with their professionalism and their detailed home evaluation. They came in and presented the data and how they would sell our house. They go above and beyond with social media, running their open houses, emailing their vast list and really thinking outside the box. They sold our house in 3 days, over listing. After the sale, they were still committed to answering our questions and never dropping the ball. We cannot be more pleased with this team. They will not let you down.

The Ashley Family, Pleasanton Sellers, March 2018

Thank you Liz!

Working with you and DeAnna was such a joy, and you have been so supportive of me and have boosted my self-confidence in amazing ways. I’m so thankful for you!

I can’t thank you enough for all you did to get my house sold for the highest price. You are stellar at your profession as a realtor and a kind, loving woman all the time.

You have been a blessing to me.

Lori, Pleasanton Seller, January 2018

Lisa has been a great partner and advisor on my Pleasanton purchase, guiding me through the process beginning to end. She knows the local market very well, has a very extensive network and she works with the outstanding Armario Venema Homes team. Knowing there is such a powerful team behind her gave me the peace of mind of a combination of years of experience and highly professional management of the entire process. Lisa is very responsive and solutions oriented. I highly recommend her.

Eva, Pleasanton Buyer, March 2018

Every member of this team has, without a doubt, dedicated their full commitment to my real estate transactions; both selling and buying. What I liked most was their ability to match the agent’s personality with mine, making communications and intuitive understanding of high quality.

Laura, Pleasanton Seller 2017 and Pleasanton Buyer 2018

Liz, Deanna and their entire staff have been SUPER! They are not only great at their job, they are amazingly wonderful human beings. I can’t say enough how wonderful they are. I am not sure I could have went through this process without them.

The Belshe Family, Pleasanton Sellers, December 2017

Lisa is a stellar agent.  If you’re looking for a direct, knowledgable, and professional approach, Lisa is your agent! I really appreciated her! She helped us get the home of our desires and close in 21 days!

Zack, Pleasanton Buyer, December 2017

Armario Venema Homes is an awesome team! They got to know my family and our needs and made our buying and selling experience simple. They work with a great team to get everything done efficiently!

The Duffey Family, Pleasanton Sellers and Buyers, Fall 2017

Great team that does what it takes to get the deal closed. Each team member plays to their key strengths to connect with all sides of the deal (buyers, sellers, bankers, stagers, appraisers, inspectors, agents, etc.) and address any deal logistics. We’re happy to have had this team on our side when it came to buying a home and selling the same home!

The Tang Family, Dublin Sellers, Fall 2017

There aren’t enough stars on all of Zillow to show how highly I think of Liz, Deanna and the whole Armario Venema Team. I’ve purchased 2 homes and sold 1 home with them and they are Real Estate Rockstars. I wouldn’t think of ever going anywhere else for Real Estate Services. They helped me put in an offer on a new home and have it accepted. Then list and sell my current home (significantly over asking price and even over what I had hoped to get for it) and then close in 30 days. It was a stressful process and I know we asked a lot of them but the Armario Venema Team was so very helpful throughout the process and made it as easy as could be. This Team is the absolute best and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone for their Real Estate needs. Thanks Liz and Deanna for everything!!

Reed and Colleen, Livermore Sellers and Buyers, Fall 2017

Liz and Deanna were amazing communicators, professional in every way and understood the practicalities and emotional aspects of listing a home. They had to ” jump in” and manage the staging, landscaping, and punch list management on very short notice. They have a full team that provided access  to a variety of quality contractors as well as strong relationships with other brokers and finance professionals. We reached out to former clients for references and their effusive endorsement helped us make a great decision to use Armario Venema Homes for the recent sale of our home!

Joe and Claire, Ruby Hill Sellers, Summer 2017

Outstanding. Superlative. Top Drawer. Use whatever term you want. They are THE best. We dealt with a few agents before settling on Liz and DeAnna, who have an intimate knowledge of our neighborhood. Rather than redo the entire house as the previous agent wanted to do, they recommended making minimal updates to maximize the price. They even suggested not doing some things  that we wanted to do as being unnecessary. Working with a connected company, the repairs and updates were done efficiently and quickly. They have a reasonable commission and they provided a deep clean of the house and a stager, at their cost. Their marketing campaign was outstanding. They also understand the requirements of different cultures. Open house on Sunday, bids accepted Wednesday. The house sold in 4 days. Substantially over asking with no other encumbrances. It was pretty much puppies and rainbows.

Steve and Ellen,  Pleasanton/Vintage Hills Sellers, June 2017

We looked around before deciding on a team to list our home in Ruby Hill, Pleasanton. I met with Liz and DeAnna and was convinced that they would be the right fit to list and sell our home. They were very prepared for our meeting and pointed out a few things that they recommended to help gather interest and sell the home quickly. We put together a home and indeed sold our home. The Armario Venema team and I kept in constant contact and I was very impressed with their constant drive and tenacity to get the property sold.

Kulwant, Ruby Hill Seller, Spring 2017

The Armario Venema Homes staff strived to succeed and efficiently executed a sequence of events enabling us to purchase our dream home and sell our home and other property. A great team to have on your side!

Lisa, Pleasanton and Livermore Seller and Ruby Hill Buyer, April 2017

I was so happy with the hard work of the team. Liz and Deanna were knowledgable, fast moving and on point with the ideas to market and sell my home. They listened and adjusted to my needs and guided me through a big and difficult process with ease. I highly  recommend them and would be happy to use them again. While they are the leaders, they have a whole team of professionals behind them driving the success of the sale and purchase.

Peter,  Pleasanton Seller,  April 2017

I had been searching for a home since 2013 and had worked with two other realtors during that time. Due to many factors, I was unsuccessful in finding a home during that time. When I first met Lisa, I immediately knew that she was going to be the realtor to get me a home. Lisa presents a confidence and knowledge of the real estate field that I hadn’t seen since I began my journey in finding a home. In addition to her confidence and knowledge, Lisa provides insights, suggestions, and recommendations that would benefit you, the client. I am not the easiest person to work with, as I can be stubborn and set on my way on doing things. Lisa was patient and understanding with my approach, and patiently waited as I began being more receptive to her suggestions regarding finances and housing options.

I was open to viewing homes throughout the bay area. Lisa came with me to homes in Livermore, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, and Concord. In addition, she provided me with information about homes in Fremont and Alameda county. She was on time to our viewings and in frequent contact with the sellers throughout every house we were interested in. She wrote numerous offers for me and wrote them in a timely manner. Despite our offers not being accepted, Lisa remained positive and provided reassurance that I would be a home owner soon. She encouraged me to continue looking, not to be discouraged, and informed that she would write as many offers as needed in order to get me a home. That’s the type of dedication I saw from Lisa.

Lisa demonstrates knowledge, insights, and dedication to the real estate field. She has the positive, aggressive, and professional attitude that lacked in the realtors I previously worked with. I would highly recommend Lisa for any work or advice regarding real estate. It was a pleasure working with Lisa and I know that I will be in contact with her again for any of my future real estate needs or questions. I know that the reason I am a homeowner today is because of Lisa Desmond. Thanks.

Luis Torres, Antioch Buyer, Spring 2017

My wife and I have had a Wonderful experience dealing with DeAnna and Liz of Keller Williams Realtors. The sale of our home which my wife and I had raised our 3 children in the homeand it is a very special place. Liz and DeAnna seemed to understand the emotional aspect of this decision. The ladies and their team ofprofessionals handled the sale flawlessly. We are very happy with the experience we have had with Liz Venema and DeAnna Armario. I would not hesitate to recommend Liz and DeAnna and Keller Williams to Anyone.

Pleasanton Sellers,  Spring 2017

We met several realtors while searching for a home in Pleasanton, CA. Lisa Desmond was by far the most pro-active and energetic realtor – we chose to work with her which turned out to be a great decision! She knew the area well, had a dedicated sense of responsibility and was able to give us advice on what to look out for. From the initial search process to closing, Lisa was with us every step of the way, with keen follow up and attention to detail. We managed to buy the house we wanted and would gladly recommend Lisa to anyone searching for a home.

Ming and James, Pleasanton Buyers, Fall 2016

My work recently relocated to Pleasanton and we became interested in moving our family there. We researched the city’s offerings, visited down town Pleasanton a few times, and spoke to other parents about the top-rated schools. And we became convinced that we wanted to make our home in this community that has safe and friendly small town feel with a short driving distance from Bay Area’s major cities. Once we made the decision, we scouted some open houses and made some offers on homes with the help of our real estate agent who wasn’t local to Pleasanton. After about two months of looking, our results were disappointing with several counter offers but no accepted offers.

We met Lisa Desmond at two of the open houses she was showing during our search; the 2nd time, we casually expressed to her our frustration at narrowly missing out on some great properties during our search. She struck a rapport with us in our conversation because of her easy manner, her ample knowledge of the market, and her familiarity with other agents we’ve dealt with. By that time, we were becoming painfully aware that we needed help from a professional who knew Pleasanton real estate market intimately if we were going to succeed in our quest to find a reasonably priced home in an attractive neighborhood. So that week, we let go of our old agent and signed on with Lisa. We felt like the new relationship was paying off immediately because of the local background information she was able to add for every home we looked at. After less than a month of working with Lisa, we found a home that we fit pretty much every one of our requirements – from the number of bath/bed rooms, to plan layout, to proximity to areas we wanted to frequent. Now for the hard part of offering a price that we thought was reasonable to us but also acceptable to the seller. Lisa had that covered too since she knew the seller’s agent well! Our offer was accepted and the beautiful home was ours!

Lisa managed all the details flawlessly during the escrow period also. All the inspections were done on time, repairs made, and we even signed up with the mortgage banker Lisa recommended – who was also awesome to work with and got us a great deal on our loan. And she kept us in the loop on latest developments throughout the process. We closed escrow on time as planned and moved in using the movers Lisa connected us with; who again provided top-notch service. We are so happy that we found Lisa and decided to work with her – for us it made an absolute difference. She is not only a consummate professional with deep knowledge of Pleasanton market but committed to providing a full service experience for her clients. We can’t say enough good words about her and recommend her to any friend or colleague who’s looking for a home in Pleasanton. Thank you so much Lisa!

Joyce and Desmond, Pleasanton Buyers,  Summer 2016

Having owned a number of homes in the UK, but purchasing our first home in the US, Lisa was an excellent choice of Realtor.

Lisa has amazing knowledge of the market and the buying process and took the time to help us with the extra level of detail we needed being new to the process. We always felt very well informed and instantly felt well represented and looked after during our first house purchase in the US.

Alan and Leanne, Pleasanton/Vintage Hills Buyers, Spring  2017

 Liz and DeAnna did a great job in preparing our house for a hot sale. They advised us on what updates we should do to improve our house value as well as arranging a house staging and cleaning service for us. The open house was a great turn out, and we got multiple offers above the listed price.

Simon and Grace, Pleasanton Sellers, February 2017

Helped me through the process. Wonderfully staged the house and executed open house well. Would strongly recommend. Note that I moved to another state before the house was on the market and they still had great communications. Never felt uninformed.

The Gerardi Family, Dublin Sellers, Fall 2016

The Armario Venema Team did a great job for us selling our house in Pleasanton. We had a 25 day close and everything went smoothly. The team held an open house, found the buyer and did a fantastic job representing us.

Milt and Diana Rundquist, Pleasanton Sellers, Winter 2017

I loved working with Liz and DeAnna, both on the Buy and on the Sell side. Both ladies were always available when I called them, both were very accommodating with their schedules in terms of showings and both ladies are extremely sweet, friendly and genuine. Their entire team is awesome. It was a  pleasure having them represent us and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs to buy or sell.

The Ruso Family, Ruby Hill Sellers and Buyers, Winter 2016

When my wife, Sharon,  and I decided to sell our house we met with Liz and Deanna from Keller Williams Tri Valley Realty.  In our first meeting,  we had a list of questions that Liz and Deanna answered with straight forward talk making the process easier to understand. I can say that first meeting gave us the feeling of trust and honesty in them.

This past December 2016, they sold our home for over asking price.

Liz and Deanna walked with us every step of the way.

We will recommend Liz and Deanna to our friends.

Terry and SharonPleasanton Sellers, Winter 2016

As specialists in Ruby Hill luxury homes they have the right connections, database, comps, etc for that market. Their primary sales technique was open houses but the strong KW brand and marketing helped generate leads. We got 4 offers but less than asking price due to a comp that created a  ceiling. All in all, job well done.

Ruby Hill Seller, Summer 2016

Dear Liz, DeAnna, Kim, Chris, and the rest of your wonderful Team,

It’s difficult to put into words how grateful I am to you for all the work you put into selling my mom’s house. It’s a difficult chapter to close but I appreciate how easy you made it. Thank you.

Rachel, Pleasanton Seller, July 2016

Thank you so much! My wife and I want to say a heart felt thank you for everything you have done for us.  We are on our way to Idaho and plan to visit friends in route for a couple of days.  We will arrive in Meridian and the moving van will be delivering our household goods on Sunday and then we can start to settle in.  We would not be where we are not had it not been for you, your professionalism, your calm hand and your leadership.  Thank you!

Pleasanton Sellers, Spring 2016

Liz and DeAnna, you are well worth your weight in gold. We want to express our deepest appreciation for your efforts in selling our beautiful home. Your professionalism and integrity speak volumes. What you cannot quantify is the tranquility and overall calmness that you’ve imparted to us throughout this process. You both have given us such an amazing experience.

Bill and Natalie Cliff, Ruby Hill Sellers, November 2015

My wife and I met Liz at an Open House in Pleasanton when we were just starting to look for a home. We met DeAnna at another Open house the same day. We liked both the homes we saw that day but being an Engineer and married to a Scientist, we knew we would not make a decision till we had been to  at least 100 open houses. So the journey began, each week Liz and DeAnna showed us what was on the market and each week we learned a little more about ourselves and what we liked. They were very patient with us and allowed us to express our likes and dislikes and registered our ongoing feedback. Each week, their selections were resonating more and more with us. They helped us navigate the buying process when we became a bit disillusioned by the infamous “all cash buyers”. While my wife and I had our ups and downs during the home buying process, Liz and DeAnna maintained an even keel, laser focused on finding a home which met our criteria. They know the Pleasanton and Tri Valley area very well and they knew what both of us individually wanted in a home. And then it suddenly happened, they found us a brand new home, still under construction on a 25,000 square foot lot in Pleasanton. It was first come first served and Liz stated the facts just as they were, the new home had all of the qualities we were looking for, the decision was ours now. We credit Liz’s quick action to alert us of this home that ultimately allowed us to beat out all the other eager homebuyers by placing a deposit. We are now the proud owners of this brand new home thanks to Liz and DeAnna and we are loving every minute of it. Thanks to their Skills in Real Estate, Professionalism, Patience, Interpersonal Skills and ability to truly understand our needs, our bay area home buying experience was awesome!!

Pleasanton Buyers , November 2015

Selling a home is never an easy process especially during negotiations. From our open house to close of escrow Liz, DeAnna and their entire team hit a homerun. They are patient and kind but know how to handle tough situations. They brought in a fantastic buyer for our home and everything went as  planned. We sold our home to a wonderful family and received top dollar as well. We will be using them when we purchase our next home.

Pleasanton Sellers,  November 2015

The Armario Venema Home Team is friendly to work with. DeAnna & Liz provide professional services which are valuable guides to their clients. They have helped us to successfully close 3 real estate transactions during the past two years(2013-2015). Thanks the whole AVHT!!

October 2015

I first met Liz and Chris at an open house in Pleasanton. When it came time to sell my home, I interviewed a few other realtors but always had Deanna and Liz in the back of my mind. I’m so glad I went with my gut and chose them! I got amazing results by listing and selling my home with Deanna, Liz  and the Armario Venema Homes team. They’re professional, knowledgeable about the local market, and excellent communicators. It’s rare to meet a real estate team who works as hard and cares as deeply about getting you the best outcome. From our initial interview through every step of the process (staging, photography, open house), the whole experience could not have gone any better. My home was listed for one week, received multiple offers, and it sold for 10% over asking price. I would recommend this team to anyone

Pleasanton Sellers, July 2015

We contracted with DeAnna Armario to sell our home after interviewing several agents. Our primary factors in making a decision were the absolute integrity and professionalism of the program she proposed. Her photographer and stager are excellent, easily head and shoulders above the norm. Local  knowledge was great as was understanding of the market. We just signed the contract and stepped back as DeAnna and her team got the house ready to go on the market within a couple of days and then aggressively marketed it over the crucial first few days. Multiple strong offers and a house sold within 7 days is solid evidence that speaks for itself. Would not hesitate to recommend DeAnna and her partner Liz to anyone.

Pleasanton Sellers, July 2015

We recently relocated back to Colorado and had the opportunity to work with this great team! They are market savvy, responsive and did a great job marketing our home! Very impressed with the Open Houses they conducted and how quickly they sold our home! I’d highly recommend Armario Venema Homes!  True professionals in the Bay Area!

Dublin Sellers, July 2015

My wife and I had a fabulous experience working with Armario Venema (Liz, Deanna, Chris, Kim and their team). Very experienced realtor who knew about the area, all about the house, future enhancements, market trending, price variations, design changes and much more. Without Venema homes, we would  have been dumb stuck and overwhelmed. A thorough professional and pleasing personality, she excelled in her negotiating skills, very insightful and calm demeanor in planning and dealing with anomalies along with methodical and conventional planning.

When it came to buying a house, Venema Homes did a phenomenal work in showing us a wide gamut of homes within the tri-valley and that got us so far & more than we expected. Entire paper work was so beautifully organized through docu sign. We have always wondered if she ever sleeps. Have you heard about pizza delivery within 30 minutes – supposedly that may fail at times but If you call or text her, you are bound to get answers or comments right away. All her references from home cleaning, inspection, be it mortgage or insurance consultant(s) has been spell bound. I can’t recommend Liz, Deanna highly enough! When you’re making a big decision of buying a home, definitely go with an expert & her team will make all the difference. Absolutely stupendous!!!

Pleasanton Buyers, June 2015

The results we received from the sale of our home with the support from the Armario Venema Team far exceeded our expectations. They know the East Bay market well and through their knowledge and expertise our home sold in just a few days with multiple offers the first weekend it was shown. We are  very pleased with the results!

Pleasanton Seller, June 2015

Liz and her team are very helpful, patience and knowledgeable. Being new to this country and Pleasanton, she has helped to secure our new home and provide valuable advices on every steps till close of escrow. I would highly recommended their team for realty services.

Pleasanton Buyer, May 2015

Liz and Deanna updated us daily, reminded us of due dates, and electronically sent us the prepared documents, of which there were a lot, since we negotiated for repairs. When we couldn’t be reached on one phone, they got to us on our other phone. They also provided us with information for a fair price, which is difficult to do in this market. Without their help, we would have missed the price by a slim margin and we would have missed the opportunity to negotiate on repairs. 5 star service!

Pleasanton Buyers, December 2014

DeAnna and Liz surely know the Pleasanton and Livermore area. Because of their knowledge, experience and negotiation skill we were able to move quickly and close the house. Can’t say enough good things about this transaction. A++ experience !!

Jay Park, Livermore Buyer, 2014

We considers ourselves lucky to have found Liz & DeAnna as our realtors. They are patient, responsive, knowledgeable and were there to support us all through the process and after. They are a great team!

Suja and Prasad, Hayward Sellers and Pleasanton Buyers, 2014

DeAnna and Liz were wonderful realtors to work with. As well as being extremely professional they were warm and friendly and knew the real estate process for buying and selling inside and out. I would highly recommend them for all of your real estate needs.

Andrew and Susie Sage, Pleasanton Sellers and Buyers, 2014

I met Deanna at her office unannounced on a Wednesday afternoon to discuss selling my house. We exchanged a lot of information, and the next morning she was at my house with a complete packet of data about my home: in a bound booklet. She must have done a lot of homework in those few hours to come up with such complete information and photos. They advised me every step of the way, encouraging me when the first offer fell through. I felt complete confidence in both Deanna and Liz throughout the sale.

Vernie Laube, Pleasanton Seller, 2014

I wanted to share my experience, regarding the Armario Venema Home Team, simply because I was so pleased with their results.

Once we decided to sell our home the question was, ‘Who should we use to list it?’  Of course, we all know someone or have a friend who sells real estate… where to start?

I have known Liz Venema for close to twenty-five years, involving another occupation.  I am familiar with her work ethic and her intense determination.  When Liz puts her mind to something, there is no stopping her.  History shows, regardless of the profession, she will soar.  Originally, I thought I’d give her a call with the intention of interviewing others.  Those other interviews never took place.  I was SOLD with the Armario Venema Team.

Shortly after I’d contacted them, we were presented with a thorough listing proposal.  It included recent sales in our area, marketing strategies, the history of their Team and their many years of top agent status – the list goes on.  They were more than prepared to answer our questions.

We were also advised as to the dos and don’ts of selling our home.  Do we fix this or store that? … The goal being to obtain the ultimate sale price, without investing unnecessary time or money.  A recommended sales price was discussed and determined.  There would be a brokers open and open house the upcoming weekend.  Time was not wasted.  They were off and running!

Once listed, their large data base was highly beneficial in spreading the news, as well as a front window flier, promoting our listing, at Keller Williams on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton.  Adding to my delight, I spotted my home proudly advertised in the Pleasanton Weekly, a few days later.

Unfortunately, in this day and age we are bombarded by technology, emails, phone calls and text messages.  That being said, we can be overrun with ‘things to respond to’.  Communication is key and extremely important to me.   I strive to respond to my clients and expect the same in return.  Liz is a master at communication!  Not only did she respond quickly to my inquiries, she made sure the other agents involved operated in a timely manner.  (Past experience has shown they tend to dawdle if allowed to do so.)

In summary, Liz and DeAnna managed to create a calm within a potentially stormy situation.  Our home sold instantly!  We had multiple offers, exceeding the asking price, ending with an all cash buyer.  Note – Currently, to date, our home is the highest priced sale in the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood. I feel this was a quick and very profitable experience, due to their knowledge and proficiency.  Selling our home was truly a positive experience.

Lori Brandes /Time 4 Order – Professional Organizing, Pleasanton Seller and Buyer, 2014

I have known Liz for several years and have always loved her drive and energy, She really loves people and helping them find their dream homes is a perfect career for her. I don’t think she even considers it work. I assisted her clients with their mortgage when they found their home and they couldn’t say enough about Liz whom they had met at several open houses. Deanna is the perfect partner for her with her many years in the industry she is a great mentor. I highly recommend working with these wonderful ladies.

Cheryl Rhodes, Lender Union Bank

Rajan and I moved to Pleasanton about a year back and we loved it. As we came to know the city – its schools, its people and all the other features of this wonderful city, we decided to buy a house here. It was pure chance that we came across Liz and DeAnna. When we told them of our needs, they noted our preferences and got started on showing us houses that they felt would suit us.

Every house told them and us more about we would and would not like. They were very patient throughout the process and eventually managed to get us a house exactly as per our needs. We are very happy to own and live in our new house.
Thank you Liz and DeAnna!!

Poonam Khurana and Rajan Khattar, Pleasanton Buyers, 2014

Living out of state, we asked a dear friend of ours to recommend a good realtor to us, and did she ever!

After our initial interview with Deanna & Liz, we felt comfortable letting them take over and make all the arrangements to sell our house, and they did so, professionally and pleasantly.  They made us feel as if  we were their only clients and always seemed to be  one step ahead of us.   DeAnna & Liz were so knowledgeable and were helpful at every turn.  We are both realtors, so we recognize truly capable and talented realtors.

Deanna once told us that she loves her profession, and it really shows.  Together with Liz, this “Dynamic Duo” made our stressful selling experience so comfortable and easy. They sold our home in less than three days and with multiple offers!

Not only did we have a wonderful selling experience, but we feel we made good friends as well.  We would be delighted to have DeAnna and Liz come and visit us anytime in Denver!

Bruce and Miriam Salimi, San Ramon Sellers, 2014

Great team to work with. I choose them because of the knowledge of the area and the long list of potential buyers the agency has. They work for your business and follow up on the details when your need them.

Mark Mason, Pleasanton Seller, 2014

I bumped into Liz and DeAnna in one of the open house. During that time, I did not realize that these two wonderful ladies would help us buying our dream house.

 They are very patient, trustworthy, process oriented and know the market well and most importantly very considerate to our budget and fun to work with.

 The best way to explain “You can’t go wrong with these two some, they are really awesome”.

Ram Hiriyappa, Pleasanton Buyer, 2014

DeAnna and Liz were a delight to work with. They were very much a part of every step in the process of our home buying experience here in Pleasanton. We were appreciative of their care and support during the understandably stressful time of moving cross country.

Thank you Ladies!

The Kiang Family, Pleasanton Buyers, 2013

Liz and DeAnna were extraordinary! I am a first time home buyer and they made the whole process smooth and easy. They were very professional and extremely knowledgeable about everything. They always picked up the phone or called back with all the answers we were looking for. They know how to explain things so I understood what was going on; I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a house!

Bryan Brown & Stacey Hannon, Livermore Buyers, 2014

Liz and DeAnna, I just wanted to say thanks for all the great support you provided during my relocation process.  I could not be more happy living here in the East Bay and your knowledge of the area was invaluable in helping me find the right home!

Barry Libenson SVP and CIO, Safeway Inc.

Liz and DeAnna were our 3rd realtors and I guess 3rd time was definitely a charm for us. They have very different personalities which both seemed to compliment my husband and my personalities well. They were patient and confident as well as very informative which is exactly what we needed since we were new to the area.  They helped us find the perfect house for us and we could not be happier. Thank you Liz and DeAnna!  You truly are the best!

Corbett and Amy Wood

What can I say? DeAnna and Liz are simply amazing. They were always there for us throughout the entire process helping and giving invaluable advice along the way. With their dedication, we were able to sell and then buy our dream home in a very short time and they made it all easy for us. Thanks again DeAnna and Liz!

Richard and Lisa Hendra

We first met DeAnna & Liz during an open-house session at Ruby Hill. That was an un-scheduled event. When we walked in, we were greeted by both of them in a professional & warm manner.  Before looking around that open house, we enjoyed a good first impression from both of them.  We did not purchase that house, but we have found a good professional team that we can trust! GOOD DEAL!!

We have been conducting our house search since the beginning of this year.  The process does take time & patience & both DeAnna & Liz have been giving us a lot of time & patience in our house searching process.  Based on the arrangement, we mostly work more directly with Liz.  With her fun & sincere personality, Liz has made our property-search process more interesting & comfortable.  One thing we really appreciate is the “no rush, no pushing, & no hard-sale” approach that Liz has used to help us. We do not feel pressure when working with Liz.

We started working with DeAnna & Liz to try to buy a single family house for us & we are still searching for it (with great help from both of them).  A few months ago, with their professional help, we purchased a nice condominium in Dublin CA, as an investment property as well as a residence for our parents.  That transaction went smoothly. Thank you so much, DeAnna & Liz!

As our home search continues, we are grateful that we can have the professional “D&L” team we can work with.  Keep up the good work, DeAnna & Liz!!!

Winston & Belinda Wong

I had the opportunity to work with DeAnna Armario and Liz Venema when life threw some changes my way and I needed to downsize from my home in Ruby Hill.  I could not ask for a more dedicated and professional team to insure that my needs and desires were met.  They walked me through the entire process of selling my home and the timeline that would happen throughout the process up to and including the closing process.

They both hit the ground running once I engaged them and helped me very quickly get the house ready for a realtor’s tour and open house the following weekend.  They worked many hours to make sure that qualified buyers were able to see the home and always worked around my schedule.  They always kept me updated on market information and activity on the home and were flexible enough to change strategies when I asked them to.

Overall I could not recommend a better team to help you buy or sell your home.  They will give you expert advice and work tirelessly to exceed your expectations.  They are a great team.

Randy Clegg

We were very grateful to have Liz Venema, DeAnna Armario, and Kim Hunt as our agents from Keller Williams in the purchasing and selling of our home.  They are a wonderful team:  caring, knowledgeable and experienced professionals with a wealth of information.  Any time we needed an answer to our questions, one or all of them were ready at hand to help us.  You can count on them to help in every step of the way from giving sound advice to staging of our home.  They helped us to minimize our furniture to highlight space, added decor to freshen up our house, and showcased our house with professional pictures and clever marketing.

All in all, Liz and DeAnna took the time to get to know our needs and delivered what we wanted.  At the end, you don’t simply gain a house of your dreams, but two new Friends. We would highly recommend Liz and DeAnna as Your Agents.

Janet and Tibor Szikszai

Liz Venema and DeAnna Armario are excellent real estate agents.

During the highly competitive real estate market in the Spring of 2013, they help us purchase a home in a highly sought after neighborhood in Vintage Hills II and also guided us through the negotiations in the sale of our home in the Del Prado neighborhood.

My advice to future buyers or sellers is to chose this team and listen to their advice. By listening and acting upon their suggestions, we were able to make timely remodeling changes that resulted in multiple offers and a final sale $77,000 over asking.

The timeline between the purchase of our new home and sale of our old home was very condensed, and Liz and DeAnna were there for us every step of the process. Their Keller Williams office staff also did a great job of keeping the paperwork to a minimum with a fantastic electronic document setup that really made that part of the process a breeze.

They are both very personable and friendly agents who provided us with great support and never pressured us during the process.

It was great having agents that cared about you and your family personally; especially since we were juggling the purchase of home and the sale another plus a daughter’s high school graduation, and a vacation for a family wedding. Liz and DeAnna were able to help us navigate these major milestones and provided a very smooth closing process for us.

Liz and DeAnna – Thank you for your outstanding help this spring.

Gordon and Colleen Newman

Having known Liz Venema for over 18 years, we were thrilled to have her as our agent when we decided it was time to sell our home and move out of the area.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a real estate agent with more integrity and passion than Liz. She listened, and really “got,” our priorities for listing and showing the house. We had no doubt that she would be our advocate in finding the best “fit” for the property.

Through the entire listing, showing, negotiating, and closing process, Liz and Deanna, her partner, responded promptly (and patiently!) to our many questions. They were always frank and up-front about our options and various trade-offs. Both understood that this was more than just a house – it had been our home for 18 years.

They worked with us to set realistic expectations, and let us know in advance of each step what we could expect. Such a high-level of communication helped keep us levelheaded during what could be a very hectic time! And, thanks to their negotiation strategy, our home sold for a much higher price than we had originally anticipated.

Liz is a joy to work with; always professional, upbeat, and dedicated. We highly recommend Liz and Deanna to any family who is considering listing their home or searching for a new one.

Barbara and Ronald Bissinger