Get to know The Doran Team, a talented group of top Menlo Park and Palo Alto realtors serving Bay Area Mid Peninsula real estate clients.
When my husband retired, we moved from the Bay Area and rented our townhouse out, until we had to sell to qualify for the maximum exemption from capital gains tax. Just then, the pandemic hit. We were far away and stuck in lockdown. We wanted to remodel to enhance salability, but it had to be done from hundreds of miles away. We needed a Real Estate agent, too. We wondered if an agent would be willing to find and coordinate contractors and services, and help us meet our tight deadline. It seemed too much to hope for. We reached out to a highly trusted retired Real Estate agent in the Bay Area and explained our situation. She referred us to Drew Dora...— Seller
We began our house search without an agent and therefore had a chance to interact with many agents during our home tours (we emailed the listing agents directly for tours). Drew immediately struck us as a caring and engaging person. We felt like we could trust him as he was both honest and interested in our specific needs as first-time home buyers. Compared to all the other agents we met during that time, we felt Drew would be able to serve us best so we decided to work with him to make an offer. Throughout the process, Drew proved (over and over) that our initial feelings were correct. He responded to texts, emails, and phone calls very quickly, ta...— Buyer
We were so blessed to have someone like Drew Doran during our home search. Searching for your new home and especially your first home (which was our case) can be an overwhelming task. However, Drew's excitement, knowledge, and passion for the work he does made the whole experience very enjoyable. The home we ended up in was actually one that I had sort of overlooked while looking through the many listings online. Thankfully Drew caught this oversight on my part and said he thought it would be something worth checking out. As soon as we pulled up to the first viewing I knew it was the one. He then worked quickly and efficiently on getting the ball ro...— Buyer
Drew was phenomenal. I was unsure if I wanted to sell my property as I was very busy with work and knew that I would not have the bandwidth to devote enough time or energy to the process. Drew was very responsive, talked me through the process, and educated me on the current market situation and all that he would do for me through the process. I felt incredibly comfortable with Drew and appreciated his transparency and communication throughout the process. He was very thoughtful in his approach to not "push" me in any direction, but rather assist me in making the right decisions for me and my situation. I was worried that I knew my property would ne...— Josh R.
I met Drew by chance while I was visiting an open house. Back then I just moved to the Bay Area and I was trying to get a better understanding of the market. Drew stepped up and the very next day took me and my family for a tour of the communities we were interested in. He devoted a lot of time to us, drove us around, shared his insights and really gained our trust. His advice, experience and established network in the local real estate market has been invaluable to me. He immediately understood what I was looking for and helped me focus on the properties that made sense for me. He stood by my side during and after the negotiation process when we ha...— Carlo D.N.
As first-time home buyers, my husband and I had no idea what to expect out of a Real Estate agent. Drew is all we could have hoped for and more. He is so genuine, easy to talk to, and dedicated to his clients. Drew went above and beyond in regards to getting information for us about the house and providing honest opinions about the pros and cons of the property. He was quick to respond to our texts and phone calls throughout the process and taught us so much (as we were navigating purchasing a home for the first time). We spend many hours on the phone and in-person with Drew. The negotiation process was very smooth with Drew's help and guidance, and...— Gillie R.
Drew is enthusiastic, eager and energetic professional. He's also charming and competent at his role as real estate professional. Three E's is just what you want! The reason I chose him was because an acquaintance was just beginning her preparation for the sale of her home. She was hit while driving and her car was totaled. She was hospitalized and out of commission. He did probably did the majority of deferred work on the home to prepare it that for sale. His Compassion impressed me... now that's 3 C's! He helped a lot but I didn't need so much. He worked beyond my obvious needs to ready me, a single woman, prepare for the sale. His skills setting ...— Mayo M.
I can’t say enough about how wonderful Drew was with the sell of our home in Redwood City. His professionalism, knowledge and attentiveness was remarkable. My husband and I had lived in Redwood City our entire life’s, specifically both of us born and raised in the Woodside Plaza area and raised our kids there also. It was extremely emotional for me to leave our home and the city I grew up in. Drew was aware of my anxieties and eased them from day one. He was so supportive and patient. His positive energy was infectious and had me looking at how great our next chapter was going to be. We happily live in Sonora and looking back I have to say Drew got ...— Jane H.
We are fortunate to have Drew as our agent and purchase our first home! He is very knowledgeable, patient, energetic and great work ethics. Drew gave us multiple tours of different neighbors, he asks questions and really cares about and respects what his client like and good at listening, taking those feedbacks and turning around with some great prospective listings for us. Drew is a great negotiator, he helped me set the right competitive offer price. He saved us big $'s. More than client and agent, Drew and I also hangout as friends, we rock climbing and run together, keeping in touch and communications open. Thank you, Drew! I have a lot of respe...— Mike Y.
Working with Drew was absolutely amazing. He is well informed and very easy to work with. He is very knowledgeable of all the areas we were interested in purchasing. His great personality made this process seamless. He took the time to get to know my wife and I. Drew was able to tailor each listing we viewed to our preferences and needs in a very efficient way. We have worked with other agents in past when we were looking for houses. Drew is by far the most genuine and honest person we have worked with. He is a great guy overall. He took the time to point out details about the house that kept us well informed of the properties we were interested in....— Buyer & Seller
When it came time to sell our home to purchase a new one Drew Doran was the first Realtor® we thought of. His knowledge of the area, communication, negotiation skills, and overall friendliness is top notch. It was so easy to work with him and our home sold in one week. He helped to negotiate an offer we could not refuse and really helped us during our search for our next home. In addition, when finding our new home he was there every step of the way. I have never met or heard of a Realtor® that goes above and beyond like he did throughout everything. Our family is now in the proces of moving into our new home and we could not be more excited and tha...— Buyer & Seller
We had lived in the only home we'd ever owned for nearly 50 years and were a little intimidated by the process of selling it. From day one of meeting Drew we knew we were in good hands. He took so much time to explain everything we needed to do each step of the way. He checked in with us often and if we called and left a message for him, he would call back within an hour or less every time. He was always available to answer our questions. We thought selling our house would be a daunting task, but Drew's professionalism, his knowledge of the market in our area, his attention to every detail, his skill in negotiating, and his caring concern for us mad...— Rod W.
Drew did a terrific job helping my wife and I navigate the difficult task of buying in the Bay Area. Drew knew what our priorities were - schools primarily - and was able to show us homes in and around our target area. Drew was particularly good at getting us to expand our search to new communities that helped us get what we wanted out of Menlo Park or Palo Alto (good school, short commute, nice neighborhood) at a more reasonable price, meaning we got more home for our budget. He was also very knowledgeable about the bidding process, and was able to give us realistic advice and expectations without pressuring us to increase bids. We couldn't be happ...— Buyer
What can I say about Drew and his team? They delivered and we highly recommend working with Drew and The Doran Team. He is very detailed and thorough. He's knowledgeable in the area and has made a great reputation for himself. As first-time home buyers, we felt very secure and confident working with Drew. He took care of us every step of the way and answered the many (many) questions that we had during this process. His infectious personality and energy were very appreciated during the ups and downs of home purchasing in this area. I look forward to continuing our relationship with Drew beyond this home and am very grateful that he represented us in...— Buyer
Drew helped my husband and I buy our first home together. Drew is an extraordinary agent! He went above and beyond to help us. He’s easygoing and was always available and responsive. To say he’s an awesome communicator is an understatement. He takes pride in his work and in the relationships he builds. He listened to our needs and to what was important to us, especially since our priority was starting a family. Drew set very realistic expectations which decreased a lot of our anxiety. He has a special eye for the details, which he taught us to look for in homes. You can tell Drew loves what he does and we truly loved working with him!— Jonina A.
Drew Doran did a magnificent job managing the remodel and sale of our townhouse in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park. We now live 500+ miles away and had to stay away due to the pandemic. But Drew spent all the time necessary on-site, stayed on top of all expenditures and design decisions while keeping us in the loop, kept the project moving on our tight schedule, and strategically planned the timing and pricing of our listing so that we wound up with a better selling price than we dared hope for. I strongly recommend that anyone planning to sell their homework with Drew.— Seller
My husband and I were so glad we worked with Drew through every moment of buying a house. He was there for us from day one, from making sure we were looking at the right areas, ensuring he kept our must-haves and budget in mind, showing us options we might not have found online, and helping us through the final purchase. I'd recommend Drew to anyone looking at buying a house. He's knowledgeable about the area, communicative, and responsive to any questions you may have. Buying a house is a big decision and Drew makes sure you're comfortable and happy.— Becky E.
Drew helped me purchase my home in East Palo Alto in 2013. He made that process very easy, so when I was selling in 2019, he was my obvious choice. Drew's knowledge of the local market is extensive. He knew the best time and strategy for listing the house. He created beautiful and effective marketing materials. He advised me on changes I should make to the house before listing, and even managed the work with the contractor. He is a skilled negotiator, and leveraged multiple offers to get an outstanding price. I would highly recommend Drew.— Seller
Drew was a fantastic partner for us. As first time homebuyers, there is so much you don't know. Drew does a great job of explaining the process and never having any unwanted surprises. He helps you understand what you are actually looking at when visiting a home along with the potential risks and opportunities of a property. He can guide you with options for potential upgrades or changes. And his knowledge of the market is unmatched. He really knows when to push and when to pull back on offers.— Nathan E.
I liked Drew right away. He was down to earth, excited about the business, and went out of his way to make the home buying and selling experience positive for all parties. Drew really listened to what we wanted and worked with us as a team to make it happen. He got things done quickly and went out of his way to accommodate all of our questions and requests with knowledge and a smile. In the end, we got a better result that we ever expected and give Drew Doran our highest recommendation.— Alison L.
I had the most amazing experience with Drew Doran and The Doran Team. This started with the very first encounter upon meeting Drew. He has so much enthusiasm for what he does. Drew’s positivity put me at ease immediately. Considering this was my first time selling a home, I needed to feel guidance, trust, and professionalism when choosing an agent. Drew checked all these boxes and beyond. I am so grateful to have found Drew and his team to support me through this experience.— Lisa B.
Drew Doran and his team were professional and guided my husband and I with selling our home (which sold very quickly) with such ease. He explained everything step by step and was always available. The whole transaction went very smoothly. Very organized. We also are relocating and he helped us purchase another home and he was there to guide us every step of the way and with all his experience and knowledge helped us find the perfect home! Thank you— Diana O.
Drew was incredibly responsive to phone calls and emails. This was a first home purchase and it was complicated with a lot of moving parts. Drew handled them very competently and was always our advocate. His upbeat and sincere demeanor was appreciated every day throughout the process of buying the home. His knowledge of the area as well as his network of contacts really made buying our home a one-stop shop.— Buyer
When my brother suggested using Drew as our Realtor®. Like a lot of people, I wasn’t too sure due to his age (he proved age doesn’t matter) I’m so glad I decided to give Drew a chance. He followed through with everything he said he would do, always returned calls promptly, very pleasant and professional. I will definitely recommend Drew. He will always be my Realtor®. Thank you Drew for everything.— Seller
Drew Doran is one of a kind! He is at the top of the charts in skill, reliability, and professionalism! I knew I was in good hands from start to finish, and I will only choose Drew if there is a need for future real estate assistance! Thank you for renewing my faith in people and the real estate business through your integrity, performance, and consistent care! In deep appreciation, Coleen.”— Coleen L.
Drew represented us as we sold our house in San Carlos, he did a great job with advertising and helping us to lightly stage and present our house at its best. He found us a terrific buyer and the process all went very smooth. He also helped us to sell a duplex in Redwood City and his team got it sold in two days. My husband and I appreciate all his help.— Angelika V.
Drew Doran is a very knowledgeable and highly skilled Real Estate agent and negotiator. I have enjoyed working with Mr. Doran. He patiently explains everything clearly in detail and returns your phone calls immediately. Mr. Doran did a great job selling my house at a great price quickly. I highly recommend Mr. Doran to my friends and acquaintances.— Seller
We loved working with Drew on our home purchase and look forward to working with him again in the future. He set us up strategically to get exactly what we wanted and was very informative through the whole process with no surprises along the way. We highly recommend Drew to anyone looking for an honest and personable real estate agent.— Todd L.
Drew helped us purchase our home in the Sacramento area this year. Aside from his infectious enthusiasm, he went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home for our growing family. Drew helped us to feel comfortable and informed throughout the process. We would recommend Drew to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.— Brooke K.
Drew is very caring and absolutely wonderful to work with. He has represented me in several Real Estate transactions with great success. It’s like having a friend on the “inside” that is working for you. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a dedicated, knowledgeable, and savvy Real Estate agent.— Buyer & Seller
Drew was amazing. Drew explained and answered every question or issue that came our way. We were going through a very difficult time as a family.It felt like Drew was part of the family.We certainly will call Drew when we need a Realtor® again. Thanks so much Drew.— Dan C.
Definitely knowledgeable about the Redwood City area and its neighborhood areas. Drew is really helpful during the whole process and even before and after it. Drew truly gave recommendations as a professional agent and as a friend. Five stars. Period.— Chin Jung H.
We were extremely new to the area and he was recommended to us by our SoCal agent. He was eager, responsive, and helpful. We were able to find a nice family home in a very competitive market and he helped us negotiate the price.— Buyer
Drew was professional, and knowledgeable, kept me informed throughout the process and helped identify things that were important to me. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.— Gary H.
Drew and his team did a fantastic job of representing us during the sale of our home. I highly recommend Drew and his entire team. Very professional and personable.— Seller
Drew did a terrific job helping my wife and I navigate the difficult task of buying in the Bay Area. Drew knew what our priorities were - schools primarily - and was able to show us homes in and around our target area. Drew was particularly good at getting us to expand our search to new communities that helped us get what we wanted out of Menlo Park or Palo Alto (good school, short commute, nice neighborhood) at a more reasonable price, meaning we got more home for our budget. He was also very knowledgeable about the bidding process, and was able to give us realistic advice and expectations without pressuring us to increase bids. We couldn't be happ...— R. Lippert
Drew is a tremendous professional who provides a thoughtful and well prepared approach when guiding the buyer through what can be a very stressful experience. Drew removes all the stress and made our buying experience exciting and fun. Drew Doran is just one of those people that you want to be around to soak up his great energy and knowledge of the industry.— Peter A.
There are not sufficient words to adequately describe how happy we were with how Drew handled the sale of our family home after the passing of our mother. He handled the ENTIRE process with compassion, kindness, dedication and diligence. We live 3000 miles away were dealing with a lot of emotions. He took us under his wings and handled everything. He kept us in the loop and sold/closed the house quickly. We trust him completely. I'd give ten stars if I could.— Louise
I am absolutely thrilled to share my exceptional experience with Drew as my real estate agent for selling my home and facilitating a smooth, stress-free move. Drew's unparalleled professionalism, dedication, and expertise truly made a world of difference in this significant life transition. From the outset, Drew demonstrated a deep understanding of the local market and a keen ability to strategically position my property. Their clear communication and proactive approach ensured that I was well-informed at every step of the selling process. Drew's genuine enthusiasm for their work was evident as they answered my questions promptly and allayed any co...— Shaheen
I highly recommend Drew as a real estate agent. He recently helped me sell my property in Menlo Park, CA and did an outstanding job. Drew's local knowledge of the Menlo Park market was excellent. He knew the comparable sales in the neighborhood very well and priced our home correctly to sell quickly. His familiarity with the area helped attract qualified buyers. Drew also has fantastic process expertise in real estate transactions. He walked me through every step, explaining things clearly and making sure I understood what was happening. I felt very confident in his ability to handle all the details efficiently. Another thing that impressed me wa...— Umer
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