We have worked with Michael twice — once to purchase our home in Oakland in 2015, and once to sell the same home in 2021. He is easygoing and personable, and he cares about making the buying and selling process a good experience for his clients. He understands that this is not just business for his clients — he’s helping us find (or sell) our homes, so it can be a very emotional process. His approach is very much personalized to the individual clients and property. He coordinated a lot of things for us during our sale since we were remote, including helping us hire and manage a number of contractors to get the place ready for sale. He was always easy to reach to answer questions, and always kept us up-to-date on new developments. After offers came in on our house, he helped us negotiate an even better price. We would definitely recommend working with him, whether you are planning to buy or sell!
We used Michael Hocking to sell our home in Montclair, Oakland recently and he was outstanding.
Prior to choose a real estate agent, my wife and I conducted a lot of research and met several agents. The Michael Hocking Real Estate Team stood out. We spoke with Michael at Grubb company’s office and at our house. He spent hours answering our questions, providing objective data regarding East bay market, and discussing what we should prepare prior to open house. Of course, it was lots of work and tons of effort throughout the process. Michael made the process incredibly supportive and effective.
When we saw our listing we were blown away. His hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off – our listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition. It is worth mention that he helped staging the house with outstanding talent. He took a great care of the house while the property was in public. He is also nice photographer.
Our house went under contract immediately after accepting offers. We got 5 offers, when we accepted an offer. Michael handled buyers agents well and coordinate with us well throughout. It couldn’t have been a more pleasant Experience.
I’ve recommended the Michael’s Real Estate team to everyone I know. He is true professional and a genuinely nice person. I realize it won’t always be this easy to sell your home, but I think you’d be hard to find a better Realtor.
Thank you Michael and his team-