Client Recommendations and Reviews

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Toni Bajda Feb 11, 2019
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
As a 5th generation resident of Half Moon Bay I did not want to sell our family home of 67 years in downtown Half Moon Bay. However my co-executor insisted we sell. Frank Vento was amazingl in a difficult situation. He first explained all the advantages and disadvantages of renting vs. Selling.
Frank walked us through every step of the way The house sold in less than 2 weeks and escrow closed in one week; all well over asking price.
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Frank Vento for all you Real Estate needs . He is very knowledgeable, personable, honest, helpful, explains everything in detail, and gives his clients full attention. Thank you so much Frank, it was a pleasure working with you .
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Ariel Moseley Nov 29, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank Vento was the perfect realtor for our purchase of a piece of land with a “problem” on the title, which caused me a lot of anxiety. Frank was empathetic, available, efficient, knowledgeable and, importantly, calm. He didn’t belittle my fears, but professionally worked through them to my complete satisfaction. I am grateful for both my new land, and the help of Frank to acquire it.
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Paula Murphy Jun 22, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank acted on our behalf to purchase a home having not even met us in person until after we closed escrow. He kept us informed in a timely manner throughout the process and our two hour time difference was never an issue. Since taking ownership, Frank has helped us by scheduling local professionals to meet with us during our short visit. He has been a wealth of knowledge for all things Coastside. I would have no hesitation recommending Frank for your real estate transaction.
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Gary J. Webb Jun 2, 2018
Director of Engineering San Mateo Medical Center
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is the second real estate transaction I have been involved in with Frank. Both have been an absolute pleasure. Hassle free, stress free, Frank is out in front of everything, making sure is a smooth ride. I couldn’t imagine working with anybody else.
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Cindy Timmons May 30, 2018
Senior Manager of Recruiting
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank has always gone above and beyond. His attention to detail, directness, sincerity and honesty made him a pleasure to work with. We not only purchased our home from him but did not trust anyone else to sell our home when it came time. Thank you Frank!
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Justin Wilkenfeld May 25, 2018
CEO Kind Humans llc
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank made the whole process pretty easy for us. He’s great to work with, knows the area extremely well and went above and beyond to make our sale go smoothly.
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Renee Reeves May 6, 2018
Business Professional in the Tech Industry
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank Vento is amazing at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone looking to either purchase or sell a home in the Bay Area.

I originally worked with Frank in my search to purchase a house, where he had infinite patience looking for homes that met my needs and supporting me with writing offers. Ultimately I decided to purchase a home outside his territory to be closer to my office, however when it came time to sell my home in Pacifica I knew I wanted to work with Frank again.

Frank was great in helping me get my house ready for the market. He gave great advice on what needed to be done make the house appealing. He arranged the logistics with his referred professionals including painters, gardeners, and house cleaners, and then he set up staging to maximized the beauty of the property. He held regular open houses, had a solid marketing strategy, and then helped me to obtain a terrific price on the sale.

Frank is a great realtor who delivers results, and he’s a good guy too with great communication skills and a moral compass that helped me sleep at night through what would otherwise be a very stressful experience.
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Donald Carruth Feb 2, 2018
Trustee for the Nelsen Trust
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank did a great job! Helped us get the house ready for the market and did a lot more than he had to. I have known Frank for a long time. I find that he is very professional and friendly.
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Jenny Goeres Jan 26, 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank is positive, honest and straightforward. He’s prepared with the market research, comps and inspection reports that are needed for decision making.
Frank’s added value is that he grew up on the coast so he knows the market and the other agents.
Post sale he knows all of the tradespeople that you may need. You can trust the people he recommends as well, because he grew up with many of them.
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Jackie Aronson Oct 1, 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frank is a terrific, knowledgeable real estate agent. He is so capable, not only with the required forms, disclosures, etc. but he is so reliable. When he sold my home I needed a few last minute minor handyman type things done – he was right there to help. Frank doesn’t stop being your agent after the sale either, he supports you both during the sale & after your purchase. I honestly recommend Frank and will
certainly have him again as my next agent.
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Ann Marie Frasca Aug 30, 2017
Property Management
Frank listed a parcel of land in La Honda that had been in my family for many years. There were several unclear issues with respect to easements, water rights, etc.

Frank took the initiative and did the legwork to clear up these issues allowing a smooth sale to go through.

He was thoughtful and professional throughout the process and a delight to work with as well. I highly recommend him.
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Zac Zwirko June 26, 2017
Staff Scientist
My wife and I were first time buyers, and Frank taught us everything we needed to know about buying a house! He was incredibly responsive, often writing offers at moment’s notice, and always willing to work around our complicated schedules. We never felt pressured into anything, and he was always did thorough inspections of every place we were interested in. At the end of the day, he got us our dream house in Half Moon Bay, and he did it at 40K under asking price! Also, an all around great guy, we still grab beers with him from time-to-time. You can’t go wrong with Frank!
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Michael Ballback Nov 11, 2016
Estate Administrator
My brother Jim met Frank in 2003 when Frank assisted him in purchasing a home in Pacifica, CA. In July 2016 after Jim has passed away, my four sisters and I traveled from the East Coast to California to clean out his house and have it listed for sale. On top of his desk was a business card for Frank Vento. I called the listed telephone number and Frank answered and came over to the house and sat down with our family to discuss listing the house. Frank also at that time gave us the name of an attorney to call to assist with probate. After our first meeting with Frank, we knew why my brother Jim had picked Frank as his real estate agent. Frank’s calming personality and his willingness to assist made us all agree that Frank would be the one we would want to help sell Jim’s house.

After signing a listing agreement, Frank prepared a list of items in the home that needed to be addressed. Frank then met with numerous contractors, received bids, and supervised the work. Frank provided timely updates and photos of all the work performed. Frank then had the house staged and after four open houses secured seven offers on the house. After numerous counteroffers, Frank helped us get the best possible price. Frank also assisted in helping us sell Jim’s truck. Frank’s friendship, guidance and assistance were invaluable. Now that the house is sold I am sad that I will not have any further dealings with Frank since he became the last West Coast connection which I had to my brother Jim. However, I know that if I were to have any future real estate dealings or questions about real estate in the San Francisco area, Frank Vento is the person I would turn to and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others since he has made a painful process that much easier.
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The Heine Family Aug 16, 2016
Frank is a great agent and so incredibly easy to work with. Buying and selling a home can be a stressful process and Frank has been there every step of the way to make it more pleasant. Frank helped with both the purchase and sale of our San Mateo home and it couldn’t have gone smoother. He isn’t pushy like some real estate agents and really has your best interest in mind, not to mention he has a great personality and that makes all the bad aspects (document signing, house hunting, etc.) much easier. It has been really helpful that he always makes himself available for house hunting and really listens to what you want and takes you to homes that fit your needs/wants. It really eliminates time being wasted. He knows the market extremely well and helped us purchase a home and nearly double our money in just about 3 years. Frank will most definitely be our agent going forward. Thanks Frank!
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Casey Dunn & W. Mitchell Baker Aug 12, 2016
Frank’s understanding of the local ‘backwoods’ was crucial in helping us meet our 20 year dream of finding a second home in the redwoods. To go further, his calm and reasoned reviews of the pros & cons of various properties we looked at helped us realize that some of the characteristics we had focused on 20 years ago were no longer age-appropriate.
Aside from being insightful he’s also quite practical – my wife remains very impressed that Frank would readily crawl into a crawlspace with me and a pair of flashlights… and know what he was doing.
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Bill and Gloria Perkins May 9, 2016
Frank Vento was recommended by a friend who was a realtor saying he is kind, smart and easy to get in touch with. We found that to be true and more; he ia a good listner, dependable, honest, wise in making suggestions regarding preparing the house for selling. He has a list of skilled local businesses to use for all work needed to get the house in good shape, move in ready for the buyers. Frank has a pleasant personality making it easy to go through the paperwork. We hope you consider him and have a successful experience, like we did!
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Carl Ferrero Apr 4, 2016
I’ve had Frank represent me as both a buyer and a seller, and has excellent skills and knowledge of both sides of the process.
As an agent for me as a buyer he assisted me on making sure sure I was aware of many issues that might have not been up to par and could effect the value of the property in the future.
And as my agent on the sale he advised me on many items to help make the property more desirable.
This particular property was probably a little more difficult to sell than most. He took care of all aspects of the sale always kept me updated and ensured there were no problems with (politely) difficult neighbors.
I highly recommend Frank as your real estate agent , and plan to have Frank represent me in the future.
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Loralyn Alaimo Mar 31, 2016
Homeowner
Frank has gone above and beyond in every way to make the stressful process of selling a house go smoothly. He is professional in his dealings with me, other agents, buyers and sellers. He has sold two homes for me in both a down and up market. Frank is extremely knowledgeable about all the paperwork, transactions needed, the current market, how to best present your home, he has really great network of professionals – contractors, landscapers, painters, etc he works with and manages to ensure you get the best selling price for your home. He is a person I trust.
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Jim & Mel Otuhiva Sep 29, 2015
It was a pleasure working with Frank Vento. His professionalism was outstanding and his caring attitude sealed the great working relationship we had while working with him. We needed someone we could trust, to handle our property for us efficiently and honestly. Thus the choice of agent. Frank was very helpful and very resourceful. We had questions and concerns. Frank got us answers and our concerns taken care of by way of current information and sound advise. He is a great agent. Frank gives us the impression that this is not just a job for him but something he enjoys simply because he’s able to help others through his work.