"I had a very hard time deciding if moving forward with Olivia Lane was the right decision for our family due to the school district. Taylor put together a comprehensive report for Steven and I to review the public and private school options in the area, not only for preschool but all the way up to high school. It helped calm my nerves and I continued my own research to gather the information I needed to make the decision to move forward.
Taylor continued to keep us up to date with constant communication via email, phone calls, and text messages with any and all updates as they came along. When Covid it, he reached out as soon as there was information to share. When our countertops came in bowed and broken, he called us immediately and we were able to pick out new ones the same day. He walked us through every option for our home, the pros and cons. He entertained my many emails and phone calls with ideas and changes, all without complaint.
Last Sunday night, Taylor went out of his way to walk our house before our final walk through. He called us and gave us the heads up that the house wasn't in fact ready. Although the following week didn't go quite as planned, had it not been for Taylor's dedication and attention to detail, we may have faced a much bigger issue. Taylor showed that he genuinely cared about us as human beings, showed genuine compassion when the building process was taking its toll on our family, and worked tirelessly to find a solution for our family.
Taylor is the best of the best, he is the guy we all wish we had on our team at work, the friend in our friend circle, or the brother in our family."
- Shelley V.
"Taylor and Cory are amazing agents! We worked together to find my 3rd investment property in Oakland. The whole way through, Taylor and Cory were knowledgeable, communicative, reliable and a great pleasure to work with.
When we first met, they took the time to get to know me and precisely what I was looking for. In my case it was the ephemeral "cash flow", so Taylor and Cory took a creative approach in scoping out different types of properties that had promising numbers, rather than just forcing me to pre-define one specific thing, as other agents have tried to do with me in the past. They took the time to show me around, tour many properties and discuss various investment approaches. (And were very organized throughout, knowing exactly when / where we were going and preparing notepads with property info and pictures ahead of time for notes -- made my process so much easier!)
Eventually, we found a fantastic fixer-upper in Rockridge that met all my requirements. Taylor and Cory were very organized throughout the offer and closing process, helping me review documents and translating into layman's terms where needed. When we ran into complicated, unforeseeable snags with the lending process, which significantly delayed my ability to get financing for the property, Taylor and Cory came up with very creative approaches on how to navigate the litigation. Importantly, they were also proactive in keeping the seller's agent in the loop and cooperative, despite the delayed closing date. In many other cases, the long delays could have turned into a bad situation, but by staying on top of it, Taylor and Cory made sure we closed the deal as planned. In the end everyone walked away happy and respected!
I can not emphasize enough how valuable it is to have smart, hard-working agents like Taylor and Cory on your side. They were a genuine pleasure to work with every step of the way. If you're looking for an agent, I wholeheartedly recommend them!"
"I recently finished a design project on an owner-occupied fixer-upper in Oakland with Cory. She's been great a designer throughout the project, designing a major remodel (bathroom, kitchen, floors, lighting throughout the unit) and also interfacing with and managing the contractors. Cory has great taste - everything looks amazing and it came together really well! And excellent communication skills and judgement — she was a pleasure to work with. She took the time to really understand what I wanted at the start of the project, then did the heavy lifting with the contractors and the design, presenting me with a manageable number of options/samples that were to my taste for easy decisions. Throughout, she kept the end result in mind, so all the elements we chose fit together beautifully now that they're in the unit. Where appropriate, she also spent time touring showrooms with me to figure out what I was looking for or to choose the right centerpiece. It's exactly the approach I needed with a demanding full-time job! I'm really pleased with the beautiful end result and the overall experience working with Cory. I have already recommended her to my friends!"
- Palmira A.
"Cory is a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable about design and has valuable connections with vendors. Cory is very responsive to the customer's preferences, modifying her proposed design to address concerns about issues such as style and price. Her willingness to coordinate with contractors and to receive deliveries is extremely helpful. We are very happy with how our condominium — which we have pretty much furnished from scratch — has turned out!"
- Muriel G.
We purchased a new home and underwent a total remodel. I had a vision for most of the rooms, but I was perplexed with the family room. This room was connected to the kitchen, had more of an open design and needed all new furnishings. Initially I thought "I got this," but after countless hours of on-line searches and views of design sites I was more confused than ever. That's when Cory came to the rescue! She listened to my goals and needs and went to work. The process was effortless and her communication was stellar. The design she presented was not only beautiful and functional, but provided a great flow between rooms. We couldn't be happier with the result. I was so pleased that I used her to help me tweak the paint color in a few rooms and come back to advise me where to hang all my existing art work.I get so many compliments on my new home and I have Cory to thank for helping me pull it all together!
- Betsy M.