TestimonialsDiane M. ~ Seller
We would like to recommend our realtor, Amy McCafferty, to anyone looking to sell their home. Amy took the time to get to know us, present us with a thorough home evaluation and proposal, and see us through the entire process of listing and selling our Los Gatos home. We felt confident with her as our agent and she and her staff handled the whole experience (which sometimes can be stressful), pleasantly and efficiently. In fact, we were out of the state during most of the listing period and arrived back in town in time to sign the closing papers. During this time, Amy communicated regularly with us and took care of all open houses and showings.
We were very appreciative of the extra effort and attention to detail provided by Amy. From the beautiful home staging and decorating advice, to the long distance communications and docu-signing necessary, all aspects of the transaction were taken care of by Amy and her highly qualified team . My husband and I were able to relax and enjoy our travels. For us, this represented an incredible service offered by Amy. We really appreciated it and highly recommend her to future sellers.
Adele and Bruce R. ~ Seller
Amy was incredible in selling our Almaden Valley home. Agents will frequently stage homes, but Amy and her team went much further and basically redesigned the home. She chose new paint colors for us, selected the furniture to use, helped with the landscaping, and even gave us an excellent choice of contractors to use. She made the entire process fast and turn-key. Plus, her marketing of the home covered every imaginable electronic media (even VR!) and all of the local and international real estate agent networks. The result of all her hard work was fantastic – 8 offers and nearly $200k over asking within a week! Amy vastly exceeded our expectations as an agent and we highly recommend her as a realtor. We cannot imagine a better agent.
Terri R. ~ Buyer
I cannot say enough about Amy! I met her at on Open House, and knew very quickly that she was someone I wanted to work with. She was professional, insightful, informative, incredibly personable and tireless. I don’t think she sleeps! My purchase would honestly not have happened without her. After the close of sale, she continued to work with me, securing local professionals, including an engineer, plumber, tree trimmer and tile setter to help me make some changes. She not only made the appointments, she or her fabulous assistant, Lori met them at my house when my schedule would not allow it. On two occasions, they stayed at my home while the work was being completed!! I hold Amy and her team in my highest regard, and would recommend her with no reservation. I could not have done better.
Gary R. ~ Buyer/Seller
We recently had Amy help us sell our home in Almaden Valley. I can’t recommend her enough. She was helpful, cheerful and an expert at every aspect of her job. Here whole team was amazing. From listing to sale it all went smoothly and amazingly fast. We sold our home in just about 7 days with multiple offers at way over our asking price. She helped us with staging, and unlike some other realtors, the staging was provided as part of her service with no additional charges. If you want to sell you home quickly and professionally for top dollar, and you want to work with someone who is an absolute pleasure to work with, don’t hesitate–call Amy!
Ted C. ~ Buyer/Seller
We have known Amy for several years and have known people who have used her services. When it came time to buy a new home, we did not hesitate to contract with Amy. Our offer was accepted over others because of the way it was constructed and how she delivered it to the sellers. Our house was sold in record time above our asking price and favorable terms. It is without hesitation that we would recommend to friends and acquaintances. She’s terrific.
Shig H. ~ Seller/Buyer
We sold our previous house and bought a new one with Amy. We were concerned about the timing of sale/purchase working out given tight supply of houses in the Valley. Amy and her team was very organized and responsive from the beginning and we were able to complete both sale and purchase transactions within 3 months of engaging her service. Amy got us top dollar for our old house and was also very tough in negotiating with the seller of our new house on behalf of us. We knew Amy was working on multiple deals but were amazed how much detail she remembered about us every step along the process. We highly recommend Amy and her team. Look no further.
Sylvia T. ~ Seller
Amy recently sold our house in record time and completely exceeded our expectation! We met Amy first for an interview. She impressed us by her knowledge of the local market, long years of professional experience and detailed plan that lays out the steps of selling our house. Each step had a target date and was marked on the calendar she printed out for us. Amy has keen eyes from her interior design background. She explained her ideas for necessary small fixes and staging plan. Her offering for the complimentary staging is a plus! Amy and her staff were very responsive. We were able to get hold of her or her staff literally at any time. The selling process was executed exactly what she explained to us previously. There’s no surprise from any contract work she arranged for us. It’s also worth mentioning that the process started after we moved out of the state. Monitoring the status remotely would have been difficult, yet Amy and her staff kept us posted at every single step and made it such an easy and stress-free process for us. Amy proved to us that she is indeed one of the best seller agents in the area. She’s very friendly, thoughtful, knowledgeable and reliable. We are very happy to have the chance to work with Amy and sell our house very successfully!
Matthew T. ~ Seller/Buyer
Amy was a fabulous help to us as we bought a home in the Bay Area from out of state. She worked tirelessly for us using her wealth of local and industry knowledge. Amy has a terrific attitude, team and most importantly, knowledge of the market. We felt we got great access to all the homes on and coming to the market as well as views on pricing and negotiating strategy. My wife and I both recommend using Amy without reservation. If/when we are in the market again, we will use her.
Bob S. ~ Seller/Buyer
Amy did a fabulous job on preparing and marketing my home for sale and her team was fantastic to work with. She and her team exceeded my already high expectations and made the entire process quite easy for me. I had done a year’s due diligence and chose Amy because of the successes she had had in my area. My home sold in 3 weeks to the perfect buyers and for a reasonable price. Everything she did was first class and reflected exactly what I had hoped for. Then, she found me a perfect house, negotiated the price DOWN in a hot market and wrapped up the deal in 15 hours-unbelievable!. I could not be happier and I am beyond satisfied.
Sheila B. ~ Seller/Buyer
Amy is amazing. We met Amy at a local open house a year ago and were immediately impressed her professionalism, her broad network of loyal clientele, her attentiveness to our questions and her deep acumen of the Los Gatos reality market. Since then, we completed two back-to-back transactions with Amy and found her to be 100% trustworthy, responsive and willing to go the extra mile with us to make sure we were taken care of. Some of the small touches we appreciated from Amy were the fact that she actually performs her own open houses (vs. her staff), her sense of humor and her handwritten notes. We could not have been happier to work with Amy, and there is no doubt we will use her again in our next real estate transaction.
Haider S. ~ Buyer
Amy is highly professional and extremely pleasant to work with. Buying and selling homes is stressful, but with Amy, it was a great experience. If it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have purchased our beautiful home in Almaden Valley or sold our old house in a little over a week. Her knowledge of the market, our neighborhood, and her experience as a real estate broker and interior design were also critical factors that helped us a lot. Needless to say, we are completely satisfied customers. I would ask for Amy’s help again in any future real estate projects. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, highly competent, efficient, successful, result-oriented and expert real estate professional, Amy is definitely the one.
Sue G. ~ Seller
Amy has such a passion for the business that shows thru by her energy , her excitement and touches all aspects of selling your house. We listed with Amy and from the point forward she and her staff were immediately marketing our home. Everyone was extremely professional and accommodating to our schedules. She had open houses , professional photos taken , all kinds of marketing materials , no stone was left unturned. She also kept us updated on a regular basis. We never ever had to wonder about anything. After we went into contract , again, Amy and her staff were there every step of the way , updating is on what the next step was. I highly recommend Amy whether you are selling or purchasing a home. I look forward to possible future deals with Amy and her staff.
Chris and Jacki S. ~ Seller
Amy did a good job of having a “Plan A” approach with our home and when that stalled, we had a Plan B established and she helped negotiate a good deal for us from our remodel to receiving 3 offers. She knows the market there and was able to finalize this deal for us.
Nancy J. ~ Seller
I have bought and sold several homes over the past 40 years, and Amy is tops in her profession! She provides wise, knowledgeable, client-centered guidance on all facets of buying and selling, and marshals an impressive team of skillful, immediately responsive paperwork facilitators, painters, window cleaners, stagers and handymen, etc. to create/maximize an attractive home for sale. Amy answers questions swiftly and articulately; and she kept us apprised of every step. During both the selling and buying experiences, Amy did her homework about market conditions, and her knowledge was trustworthy and reflected current data–which served us well in negotiations. Additionally, Amy always kept her eye on the evolving larger picture, considering all stake-holders’ interests and concerns in order to find common ground. Additionally, she generously gave of her time and resources to effectively and painlessly close of escrow.
Nancy W. ~ Seller
We have used Amy McCafferty on 3 separate occasions and she has always achieved stellar results. Most recently she listed our house for sale in Los Gatos and sold in 8 days for way over our asking price. She provided expert guidance every step of the way from pricing, to staging, to closing the deal. Highly recommended!
Lisa and Mike M. ~ Seller
We first met Amy at an open house she was holding at a home in the Almond Grove neighborhood in early 2015. In the short time we met her that day we found her to be very personal and knowledgeable about the area and the town of Los Gatos. About six months later, we decided to list our home for sale and met with Amy and two other realtors who had recent sales history in Almond Grove to discuss a sales and marketing approach for our home. Amy came prepared with market data and comps along with an impressive package detailing her experience and consistent results. During the meeting and subsequent conversations, Amy showed she was the clear choice for us. Flash forward a couple months and we can say without a doubt, Amy was the right choice for us. Throughout the listing process; from the marketing photos to the final negotiations, Amy was the consummate professional. She was well organized and communicated what needed to be done well in advance to keep the sales timeline on track. We were particularly pleased with Amy’s approach of always being forthcoming with information so that there were no surprises during the entire selling process. Amy was prompt and professional in all of our dealings. On top of that, she was a pleasure to deal with. It is no surprise to us that Amy is recognized as one of the top performing realtors in the area. We highly recommend Amy based on our positive experience.
Jannie ~ Seller
We interviewed several agents, all are top performing agents in the area, who has local expertise in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno. While they all have impressive sales history and local knowledge, what set Amy apart from other agents is her personality, her openness. Above all, her ability to work closely with us even with a tight timeline. We checked with more than a handful of her previous customers and all gave me solid feedback which reassured us she can help us effectively. We signed with her without hesitation. Amy has a strong ability to drive a tight deadline without compromising the quality of both the seller and buyer experience. She managed the progress of the sale of our house very well. She was always ahead of us and provide guidance to our next steps. Even though she is a top selling agent and have many customers, she was very hands-on and always provided timely response to our request directly herself. We had an aggressive goal and Amy gave us the confidence that she can deliver and she did. Her design sensibility was also spot on and helped us to stage our house tastefully. At the end, we were ahead of schedule with our prep work which gave us a better position to make our house available to prospective buyers. Amy has the best work ethics I have seen with a high-performing agent. At the same time, she is funny, candid and honest. We would gladly work with Amy again.
Johnny M. ~ Seller/Buyer
We met Amy at an open house and were immediately impressed. Her knowledge of the market and her professionalism struck us right away, but after spending sometime speaking with her, she just had a confidence and aura of success about her that affirmed she was the agent we wanted to move forward with. Initially, we were just going to use her as our buying agent, but her “get it done” attitude and the incredible support staff she has working with her made it a no brained to use her as our listing agent as well. It sounds simple, but she just knows what she’s doing and has a plan of how she’s going to get it done. Her and her team were very responsive along the way to all of our questions, and believe me, we had plenty, and they were meticulous, down to the detail, around every aspect of our two transactions. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any other buyer or seller, and she will definitely be the first call we make in the future for any other real estate transactions.
Ron and Bonnie S. ~ Seller
Amy recently sold our home for us in the Almaden Valley. The marketing materials, both online and printed, were top quality and presented our home in a most captivating manner. She gave us a suggestion on listing price which we accepted and the house sold for that price within one week with multiple offers. During the lead up to the sale, she and her team of professionals laid out a time-line that would culminate with a MLS listing and an open-house and which gave us the action items that we and others needed to complete. The closing went without a hitch and on schedule. The communication between Amy and her team was always there when we needed it. This was our fourth home that we have sold and by far the best experience. We do not hesitate to strongly recommend Amy and her team.
Shih-Ming S. ~ Seller
It was a pleasure working with Amy. She made the selling process easy for us. From day 1, she sat down with us and planned the whole process. She and her staff recommended and arranged all the people needed to prepare the house for sale. Every time we had questions or requests, she resolved them most of the time on the same day. We had an offer a couple days after the initial open house and it was over our asking price. The bottom line is that she produced results which we were happy with.
RC W. ~ Seller
After living in our lovely home for 17 years, we decided to downsize and sell. We interviewed three realtors, and Amy was head and shoulders above the others. Amy understood how emotional the decision was for us, and was very helpful, forthcoming and respectful. Not have undergone the moving experience for many years, it was great to have someone help us through the many steps, from inspections to closing. Amy and her staff were always available, knowledgeable regarding repairmen and quick to respond to questions. She even helped us find a realtor in our new location! Many thanks to Amy and her team.
Sharon M ~
Amy’s years of experience and over all knowledge of the real estate market place is not only extensive it is invaluable if you are selling or purchasing a home. I have had the pleasure of working with Amy McCafferty over several years and have witnessed her passion, attention to detail and dedication to her customers. Amy not only gives 200% to all of her customers she will very quickly become your very #1 real estate “Go To” for all of your real estate needs.
Hands down I recommend Amy to all my family and friends for all of their real estate needs, if you choose to work with Amy McCafferty you will not be disappointed.
Kim and Brian B. ~ Seller
I feel passionate about giving reviews when deserved, and our agent Amy McCafferty has worked for hers. Amy has guided us in and out of the market as a great financial advisor would, using her wisdom and knowledge to make the most for her client’s experience. She is incredibly professional, and exudes a calm nature throughout the buying and selling process. She has natural insight to matching the right home to the right buyer. Her leads are accurate and time is not wasted which I appreciate. Her highly organized nature and the teams she has working for her ( including her assistants who do the footwork when she can’t, the painters, stagers, cleaners, garden clean- up crew, window washers) made it possible when the market heats and the bidding wars begin. We have been in both the sellers and buyers market and both have been timed to perfection with Amy’s guidance and premonition to either hold or move forward. Our recent sale in October was completed in a week after listing .Amy is the top selling agent because of her community reputation, negotiating skills, tenacity, insight and anticipation. These attributes are hard to find in one person. We feel lucky to have had her in our lives for nearly 30 years.
Steve H. ~ Seller
We needed to find a home on short notice. Luckily one came on the market which drew our interest. Amy helped us devise a successful bidding strategy which landed the home despite multiple competitive offers. We are delighted with the home, the location and the purchase price. Amy and her team work tirelessly to get us through the process of selling and buying two homes in a thirty day period. She is an outstanding realtor!
Mary Ann C. ~ Seller
Amy McCafferty transformed my house — devastated by a renter for six years — into a saleable commodity. And she did it in two months time, mobilizing her thorough and effective network of cleaners, haulers, handymen, painters, floor refinishers. The house sold in nine days. I consider her more of a magician than a realtor.
Matt C. ~ Seller
Amy was our clear choice among the three top Los Gatos-based agents we interviewed. We loved her enthusiasm, positive attitude and warmth, the most important qualities we looked for as the sellers’ agent for our home in Los Gatos. After the interviews, we check her references and we could not find a single dissatisfied customer.
Our house sold in ten days above the asking price. Her knowledge of the market, our neighborhood, and her experience as a real estate broker and interior design were also critical elements for the success. While some might think selling a home in Los Gatos during a sellers’ market was a no-brainer, we believe the process would not have gone as smoothly and successfully without Amy’s intelligence and skills.
Besides giving us great advice and in helping us prepare the house for sale, what impressed us the most about Amy is her skills and experience in managing the highly complex process between accepting the offer and the close of escrow. We never knew how complicated it can be when buyers have to sell their home first. She set tight but reasonable timelines and milestones for removal of contingencies on both contracts.
She truly represented our interests in negotiating with the buyers and their agent. She is a great listener, assertive but flexible. Together with her assistant, Reggies, she kept us informed at all times, and made every decision easy.
Needless to say, we are completely satisfied customers. I would ask for Amy’s help again in any future real estate projects. If you are looking for a warm, highly competent, efficient, successful, result-oriented and expert real estate professional, Amy is the one for you.
Jerry S. ~ Seller
Amy McCafferty is truly an exceptional Real Estate Agent! She helped guide us through a very positive experience in the preparation, marketing and sale or our home after only one week on the market. There were multiple strong offers resulting in a quick, no contingency close at a price significantly in excess of our asking and expected sale price. Amy came to our first meeting very well prepared with background information, comparison sales, competing properties for sale, pricing information, and preparation recommendations in order to best present the home / property. She also had a list of contacts that could quickly do the needed work (painting, carpet / draperies removal, minor repairs, carpet shampooing / stretching, and landscaping at what we felt were very reasonable prices. (For example, after shampooing a carpet it stretched significantly, and we were very concerned as the open house was the next day. Amy had a contact that she had out to the house early the next morning to properly trim/stretch the carpet at a very reasonable cost – what a relief!) She also handled all the scheduling / supervision of the various inspections and staging of the home. Her recommendations were all spot-on such that once the work was done the property looked terrific.
Amy held a well-attended neighborhood open house followed by a broker open house that had over 65 agents come to view the home. Several neighbors expressed to us that they were all very impressed with Amy’s outstanding marketing efforts, professionalism, beautiful color photo home brochures, and that the home looked wonderful! Her marketing efforts also included an online virtual tour with information about the home and a large photo ad in the local newspaper.
We have had significant experience with real estate agents / transactions over many years, and can definitely say that Amy is probably the best agent we have ever worked with! She is truly among the top 1% or less. Her efforts on our behalf exceeded our expectations, more than paid for her commission, put extra dollars in our pocket, and resulted in a very smooth transaction. We would definitely select her as our agent again!
Kuen C. ~ Seller
We are very happy to have met Amy and have her excellent professional services in selling our house.
Amy was efficient and capable in helping us get the house ready for the market. She also provided the extra touch making the house especially attractive for potential buyers.
Amy is a very nice person and she is always responsive to our needs and enquiries. Because of her professional services we enjoyed a smooth selling experience.
Amy B. ~ Seller/Buyer
We recently used Amy McCafferty to buy and sell a home. She is very familiar with the area, has lived and worked here for many years, and is knowledgeable in the market. She knows much of the nuances of listing and negotiating a sale and a buy. We were very pleased with the outcome and would definitely recommend Amy to potential home buyers as well as to those looking to list their home. We also would use her again in the future.
Meads ~ Seller
Amy did a great job selling our home in Almaden this summer. We selected her from the great Zillow reviews and her local knowledge.
She was very professional and well organized and everything went very smoothly. Amy and her team have all the right contacts and know what to do and how to get it done quickly. The staging and photography was fantastic, the back yard looked like a resort. Her use of technology meant we didn’t have to rush around signing documents, most online.
We would use her again and recommend her to everyone.
Eric M. ~ Seller
Amy McCafferty was our agent in selling our Los Gatos house in December 2014. In short: Amy was a true pleasure to work with, a total professional, active and involved at every step, trustworthy, and always easy to reach to talk through stuff (available & responsive 24×7).
Amy really made the process run smooth and easy — and helped drive toward our desired result. In fact, I’m sure that we got a better value and a better closing price working with Amy than we would have with almost any other agent we could have used. That’s the key point: Having Amy on your team really matters and will get you an optimal result. Plus she’s a friendly person and easy to work with : ) You pay a lot for a real estate agent, and you rightly expect a high-quality service. With Amy we were completely satisfied and I happily recommend Amy without reservation. There’s a reason Amy is in demand — she’s in the flow and brings her knowledge, network and experience to your particular property and situation. We found Amy to be informed and savvy about setting the right price, and insightful and creative about the best ways to effectively stage and market our home. She was alert to all the little touches and positioning details and follow-ups that can make the difference. Amy has a great design eye and she’s ready and prompt with her team and trusted set of partners when you are — so your home gets prepped, photographed, listed, shown and generating interest.
If you’re in the market to buy or sell your house, I urge you to sit down with Amy and discuss your objectives. My bet is you’ll end up working with Amy — and you’ll be happy you did.
Dwight M. ~ Seller
Amy was our realtor for the sale of our residence in Almaden. She also turned out to be the realtor for the buyers, and the buyers of the buyers. Actually, after working with Amy, we weren’t at all surprised by this. We weren’t referred, we chose Amy because both my wife and I watch real estate listings and transactions in the area regularly (especially Los Gatos and Almaden), and it was evident through that, and her marketing mailers, that Amy was listing and selling a LOT of high-end properties. From this, it was easy to conclude that she is, by far, the most successful and active agent in the market. As for prep/pricing/staging/marketing…everything was excellent. For example, she was active in recommending small ways to prepare the house, such as the front door needing re-finishing. She had her painter out within the week, and the door looked great. On the pricing, Amy KNOWS the market in this area extremely well, and she recommended a listing price that was on the very high-end of our expectations. She was confident with her analysis, and she was right on. As far as weaknesses, she doesn’t have any, plain and simple. It is our recommendation that you RUN, do not walk, to sign her up. She is a consummate professional, extremely bright, extremely knowledgeable, extremely hard-working, an excellent negotiator. She grabs the ball and runs with it. She is very likeable, yet has a way of smiling and still getting a point across. She remains calm and focused even when things get stormy and emotional. Ours was a unique property, at the high-end in Almaden, and there were a lot of unique and special qualities about it. Amy was interested in learning these things, and she did an excellent job conveying these things to potential buyers. A lot of realtors don’t make that effort, instead opting for the “canned” approach, one size fits all. As you can tell, we think a lot of Amy. Our experience with her was A+, five-stars, a 10. To sum it up, if you want to sell your home for top-dollar, she is an absolutely excellent choice to get it done.
Dale C. ~ Seller
Since the last time I was involved in the Real Estate had been over 40 years I needed an experienced agent in the Los Gatos, CA market. I chose Amy because of her experience and reputation. I was selling my home and contracted with her to make it happen. She took total control of the selling, staging and negotiating the final sale price processes. There was never a moment that I didn’t feel comfortable with her ability to get the job done professionally and sell my home over asking price. Once the offers came in Amy negotiated a price that was $2.6K over our asking price. She kept me informed during the entire process so I was never in the dark on how we were proceeding. If you want to purchase or sell a home Amy is a five star champion.
Charles B. ~ Seller
Amy McCafferty sold our home quickly for way over asking price. While this is a strong market, we believe her capable marketing skills and proactive approach to getting the most exposure for our home even before it was on MLS were key factors in this success. A consummate professional, Amy is also a great communicator, always involved in every step of the way with you and very knowledgeable about the process. Best of all, she is fun to work with and her high energy and superb support team just add to the comfort level you feel during what can be a stressful event for any family. Thank you Amy and Reggie – you are awesome
Megan and Mark ~ Seller
Amy assisted us in both searching for a new home and selling our old one. She is an absolute professional, and was a pleasure to work with.
Her knowledge of the Los Gatos/Saratoga area is extensive and invaluable, she can answer any question you can come up with about those markets and recommend a local handyman as well. When contacted, she responds quickly and professionally.
We spent several months searching for our home, and she was tireless and encouraging during the sometimes frustrating process. When things didn’t turn out as expected, she was always ready to go with a new search, and when we did finally purchase our home, she was always right on top of everything throughout the whole process.
She sold our old home quickly taking care of all the details so the process was easy. Amy’s flexible, professional, thorough, and simply a pleasure to hang out with. An amazing realtor.
Osama S. ~ Buyer
Summary: if you want an aggressive, highly connected, well seasoned, extremely knowledgeable, highly attentive, responsive, pleasant and organized fighter on your behalf who does not accept defeat, then Amy is your agent.
I usually do not write reviews but for this one I felt it is important because buying a house is a major step is someone’s life and many of you out there need some feedback on who is good and who is not (something I was looking for when I first started looking for my house).
I thank fate for putting Amy in our path of buying our first home. I had hired two agents before Amy and they wasted my time and I lost multiple bids on houses I liked, not to mention missing the best time to buy a house. I then met Amy in an open house (she was the seller agent) and gave me her card after hearing my story that I have been searching for two years to buy a house without luck. I still remember her words when she said “try me and you will see”. Her personal webpage says “service and attention you deserve”, and now I know SHE MEANS IT.
With the help of Amy I now live in my first home she helped to get me less than 6 months after she took over and the house is exactly what we want. Here is the best part, my bid was NOT the highest bid, yet Amy managed to get me the house (I told you she is a fighter and does not like to lose). She handled the matter so elegantly. Her role did not end after offer acceptance, she walked me through how to close escrow and followed my steps one by one to make sure I do not miss any. She also worked with the sellers to ensure a smooth handover. The high level of attention she gave me made me believe at some point that I am her only client!!
Amy is absolutely a great agent. She knows what you want and does not waste time to get it for you. She knows what offer you need to put down and steps in whenever is needed. She is highly professional and extremely pleasant to work with. Before meeting Amy I thought all agents are just to fill in some paper work and get a commission. However, after meeting Amy, I think she is a different class on her own and does for you what the majority of agents out there fail to do for you!