Pat McNulty sets the bar for realtors in the Bay Area. We worked with her for over a year as we tried to figure out what kind of home we were looking for. She was incredibly patient as we looked through home after home trying to imagine ourselves in the setting. We changed price ranges multiple times and Pat was right there with us helping us understand the market in each of the different price ranges. She worked around our hectic schedules, meeting us late on weekdays, on weekends, and then managing our reschedules.
Pat shines when it comes to buying a house in the competitive Silicon Valley market. We’ve bought three different homes in the bay area over the years with three different realtors and Pat has been the best. Her references were all top notch, bringing in homebuilders, architects, contractors, brokers and termite folks. She helped us write a competitive offer with the most comprehensive set of comps and analysis I have seen. She was persistent, making sure that we were noticed and that our offer was accepted on the first house we bid on.
During and after escrow she has been a blessing, coordinating everything so that we closed early, reaching out to vendors and pointing us in the right direction. She continues the relationship, making her our go to person to get advice on any type of real estate transaction. We have no qualms recommending Pat to anyone trying to buy a home in the Bay Area.
~ Justin & Elene Terry, Los Altos
Pat McNulty is an agent who knows the market and will give you the high-touch attention you need to win a house that fits your needs in a competitive market. She can also get your home quickly to market and sold smoothly. Most importantly, she genuinely cares about her clients, and our family has come to think of her as a friend as well.
We are experienced home buyers and have worked with various agents and Redfin. Pat McNulty is, by far, the best agent we have worked with. She is going to make the difference for you in highly desirable, competitive markets, like those in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Pat knows the Los Altos market and neighborhoods really well. When looking at homes, she could tell us about the microcosms within Los Altos, sometimes even street-by-street.
Pat also took the time to learn about who we are, what we value, and what we want from our purchase; she knows us probably better than we know ourselves. Pat picked a house that I had missed while searching online on my own, and she emailed and called me and said, “this is the house for you.” She said it had everything we were looking for in a house, and she was right. Pat quickly put together an attractive offer and presented it to the sellers herself. Though others were also interested in the home, she got us the house. She promised the sellers that we’d close on time, and she saw us through the process step by step. It is no surprise to me when another agent told me that Pat has a great reputation among other agents for being easy to work with and being reliable, which may make the difference when you are in a multi-bid situation.
Pat also helped us sell a home, and her expertise and strong project management skills made the process very easy for our family. She not only set up the open houses like a typical agent would do, but she also project managed updates to the house prior to the open house in order to make the home more attractive. Pat was able to look at the house and determine what needed to be done within our budget in order to make it more attractive. She was happily helping us in every detail, from getting contractor quotes to picking new paint colors.
From start to finish of the process on both the buying and selling sides, I can’t find much fault in her. She’s smart, meticulous, on top of it and a delight to work with. We would definitely work with Pat again!
~ Eric & Peipei Pollmann, Los Altos
Every step of the way we were very happy to be working with Pat. Through the entire process I felt we were working with “the best”. She understood our needs along with market conditions, and made sure everything proceeded smoothly. She educated us on neighborhoods and schools, helped us see potential at open houses, and pointed out potential issues. Pat managed the many moving financial and legal pieces through the entire transaction, ensuring we had no problems closing escrow. We are now in our first home and couldn’t be happier.
~ Justin & Meghan Workman, Redwood City
Pat’s astute knowledge of the Peninsula’s real estate market and her ability to answer or find answers to our questions made the stressful process of buying our very first home a manageable experience. She worked efficiently in the small window of time we had to purchase our home, showing us a wide variety of properties in our price range. We are thoroughly pleased with our home and Pat’s work with us through the entire process. Moreover, Pat’s post-sale assistance has been phenomenal. We sought her help on finding painters, electricians, and even daycare suggestions, all of which we have used and were pleased with. She even thoughtfully placed essentials, including a roll of toilet paper and towels, in our newly bought home to hold us over before our household goods arrived. We will undoubtedly have Pat serve as our realtor for our next home purchase and continue to recommend her to our friends and family as we have ever since working with her four years ago.
~ Denise & Thomas Flynn, Los Altos
Pat helped us with the purchase our home and it was a very complicated transaction. She was SO thorough and made sure that everything was in perfect order through the entire process. While we knew she was busy juggling other clients, we felt that she gave us and our transaction her full attention. She made herself available for all questions and concerns, which was reassuring because this was definitely the most significant purchase of our lives! We have been through the process of buying and selling a home before and had the best experience by far while working with Pat. She worked so hard to make sure that our best interests were protected and went above and beyond in so many ways. Whether you are buying or selling, you will not find a more thorough, knowledgeable, or diligent real estate agent to represent you!
~ Brian & Jill DeMichiel, Pleasanton
When we met Pat in an open house, we felt immediately that she is someone different that other realtors we met before. Pat took us to visit all houses we wanted to see with flexible schedules. We didn’t have to go through crowded open houses.
She worked efficiently on the house reports and legal paperwork, most of the time, through email. Her incredible knowledge about the real estate market and ability to answer requests helped us going through one of the most important deal of our lives without stress.
Beside, we can’t thank Pat enough for her advices in new house. Also, she helped us choose the contractors to work on the improvements and repairs of the house. It’s literally far beyond our expectation. We recommended Pat to our friend and family and will use her service whenever we want to buy or sell house in the future.
~ Hoa & Ngan Dinh, Los Altos
Pat made selling our home of 28 years a breeze. From providing recommendations for great workmen, home improvement resource outlets and decorators to help us update and stage our house for minimum cost and maximum benefit, to completing all the required real estate dealings, she is the total package. She is so easy to work with and even oversaw the completion of some of our house projects after we had moved out of state. We just cannot say enough wonderful things about Pat and highly recommend her!
~ Tom & Terry Fitzgerald, Cupertino
Pat McNulty has helped me buy and sell two homes. She had my best interest in mind throughout each transaction and I felt like I was a top priority. With her expertise I was able to buy and sell each home at the prices we felt were appropriate for the market. She also provided her guidance through the renovation of a purchased home to ensure I made smart choices for the neighborhood and market. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home in the Bay Area.
~ Meghan Mavity, Los Altos
Pat McNulty worked diligently for eight months to help me find a home that met my needs and specifications. During this time, she continually emailed me information on available properties and took me to visit any that seemed to be possibilities.
When the “right” house materialized, Pat was very helpful in helping me to secure the loan and navigating the overwhelming paper work. Banks, at the time, were not granting loans on assets—they wanted monthly cash income. As a retiree with little incoming monthly cash, I was turned down. Pat referred me to a trusted loan broker who helped me to get the financing that I needed.
When we discovered some issues with the house that were not disclosed, Pat arranged for meetings with representatives of the sellers to negotiate through the issues. She also provided names of electricians, handymen, etc. to make needed repairs.
As is the practice, my home was assessed at the purchase price. Not long after, the housing market dropped and comparable homes in the area were selling for much less. Pat assisted me with my appeal to the County Assessor for a reduction in property tax.
Even after four years, Pat keeps me updated on real estate activity in the neighborhood and remains a valued resource for homeowner issues. I feel very fortunate to have Pat as my realtor and highly recommend her for her professionalism and concern for her clients.
~ Annette Nielsen, Mountain View
We have purchased two properties with Pat and she has made each purchase a smooth experience. She really does her research, reads all the detailed paperwork and identifies and deals with any issues. We have never had to chase her to find out what is happening and she is always on top of the process. It makes the buying experience so much more relaxing.
She also properly listens to your requirements so you will see properties that fit what you like or can be adapted. Other realtors we met seemed just to want to show you everything “just in case”. That gets tiring. Our 2nd property was an investment property and she found us the condo we ended up buying. It was perfect and has definitely appreciated in value, whilst our tenant has been there over 2.5 years.
We actually found our own house by dropping in on an open house as we were taking a break from looking for a property for several months as we felt the market was a little over priced for what we wanted. Of course we phoned Pat (out of the blue) and although it was a Sunday evening she did a quick review of the market, local schools etc. and put us in the position to make a sensible offer the next day.
The most amazing thing about Pat though is her after-sales service. We have bought property elsewhere and have pretty much been “dumped” by the agent after the ink has dried. Pat however keeps in regular contact – but never in an annoying way! She forwards relevant information about the property market (for example if a comparable house sells in the area). She is also a font of knowledge about local tradesmen and we have used painters and floor people recommended by her and been very happy with the results.
However, Pat surpassed all expectations recently when my husband and I went on a 14 month trip overseas. She volunteered to act as point of contact for 2 sets of tenants. It was such a relief to go away knowing that our properties were under her capable eye and of course everything went smoothly in our absence. We would highly recommend Pat and would never dream of buying or selling a property in this area with anyone else.
~ Kate Williamson & Mark Harris, Mountain View
When my husband and I arrived to the Bay Area, we were quite surprised to learn of the high housing costs. After searching for a couple of months and toting our 2 young children, we met Pat at an open house. Pat patiently scoured houses that would fit our lifestyle and stay within our budget. She recommended several areas that we were not aware of with great schools. Pat came across the perfect house for us and we were able to see and bid on it quickly. Her overall knowledge and experience not only in the home buying process, but also within the Los Altos area proved invaluable. She helped us to feel comfortable in our decisions about houses we saw and was readily available whenever we had any questions. We absolutely believe that we could not have bought our home without her help and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the Santa Clara County area.
~ Nicole Huang, Los Altos
When we learned that we would be moving to California, everything went into a tailspin. Time was short, and distance was long. At the time, we lived overseas, in Shanghai. We barely knew anything about California. We were lucky that we met Pat during our ‘look-and-see’ trip. She was working at an open house which we happened to visit. Her warm persona, and professionalism made a strong impression on us. We did not find anything during our ‘look-and-see’.
After we went back to Asia, searching for a home became even harder from such a distance. It became clear that we needed to work with an agent whom we could trust completely. Out of all the agents we met, we thought of Pat. She just seemed to be honest, sincere, and very knowledgeable. Those impressions proved to be completely true afterwards! Pat acted as our eyes and ears. She checked out properties for us and gave us her most honest opinions. Never once did she try to close a sale without our best interest in mind. Due to the time difference, she often had to work odd hours to stay in touch with us. Her dedication made the whole process seemed effortless, but only we knew how much work was involved.
Pat went out of her way to help us settle. She took care of issues related to our house until we moved here two months after purchasing our home. She brought books on California so we could learn about the place we now lived in. With her help, our transition to California was smooth and pleasant. We would recommend Pat to anyone who is looking for a helpful, professional, and honest agent to work with. She is more than just an agent. She is a friend!
~ Jean Xie, Los Altos
I would like to recommend Pat for her services. We had never done business with her earlier but I was highly impressed with her hard work, dedication and follow up. We sold a investment property through Pat and had tenants living in the property. She was very professional in handling the tenants move, staging the house, etc to get us a good price. We got a very good deal on our property and are very happy with her services and will highly recommend her.!
~ Sunil Amin, Mountain View