C Nguyen, March 2017 Hollie was a great and responsive agent. She kept me informed of the process and made some very helpful suggestions. Her eye for the detail and her network of contractors meant repairs were done quickly and efficiently for me as a seller living on the East Coast. She was very informative throughout the whole process and made selling my property very easy.


Bettie D & Jimm E, November 2016 The best decision that we made in selling our home was in selecting Hollie Felts-Howell to be our realtor.  She employed extreme diligence and loving attention to selling our little Rockridge jewel.  Hollie was very organized recommending team members who were stagers and contractors to help us present a polished property to the market and advertised through the internet, newspaper and even held sunset wine and cheese tours of the property to attract the kind of buyers who would treasure our view of the Golden Gate and the awesome gardens and mosaic tilework throughout our outdoor living room.


Elizabeth R, April 2016 Hollie was a pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable in the local market and worked with a contractor to make sure our condo was the best it could be for the new owner. She always kept us updated and made sure all paperwork was timely and accurate. I am happy to say the sale closed and sold for more than asking. I would highly recommend her for any real estate transaction.


Jenny D, July 2015 From the moment I met Hollie I knew she was going to get me into a home! Her professionalism and her knowledge of the industry by far exceeds what I had expected. I will forever be grateful of her responsiveness and eagerness to help me find my home. Thank you Hollie! You're amazing..


Carol H, July 2015 I have known Hollie for several years as both she and her mother (also a very competent realtor) were neighbors since 2003. When I became a bit overwhelmed with mortgage payments, I sought Hollie's advice and she immediately went into action. She has excellent connections and was able to procure a contractor who completed construction within 14 days. This helped my home to sell within 10 days for a record amount for the area. Hollie keeps current on her knowledge and education which is quintessential with rapidly changing laws in real estate. Hollie went above and beyond to help me out of a tight situation and if it weren't for her incredible organizational skills, the sale of my place wouldn't have moved so smoothly. I cannot thank her and her family enough! If there is one thing I can testify with Hollie is her commitment and willingness to give her clients the best she can offer in quality, compassion and excellence to which she brings along with her professionalism. I recommend her with all enthusiasm and I don't say that very often about most people - only special ones!


Dave R, February 2015 Hollie provides exceptional service by being available at all hours.  She handled the sale well even though it was far away and at short notice.


Blas B December 2014 Hollie is the Best Realtor in the Bay Area.  I recommend Hollie to my friends and family anytime.


Gina I – September 2014 Hollie is one of the most reliable and thorough real estate agents I know. She is patient understanding and extremely knowledgeable in her field. I found a house, went through the process and owned the home in less than a month. Without Hollie I felt I would have been lost. I highly recommend her! Thank you so much! 


Diane M March 2014 My real estate agent, Hollie Howell, worked tirelessly with me to find a home that would be my final one. This was a difficult challenge in that I had very specific criteria and did not want to compromise and settle for a home that wasn't right for me. I also had to sell my condo in order to purchase my new home. Hollie helped me unclutter my home to prepare it for the market and worked around my two tenants, who were renting rooms from me. Despite a lack of cooperation on their part, she was able to hold open houses and show my property by appointments. Finally, when I was in contract with my new home and the buyers for my condo were in contract, I felt depressed and unmotivated to start the packing process.  Since I am the type of person who likes everything in its place, the very thought of beginning to dismantle my condo, paralyzed me. Hollie brought me packing materials and rolled up her sleeves and got in there with me which in turn got me jump started me to do what had to be done.  A few times I've seen homes that I thought would fit the bill and thanks to Hollie's expertise in looking beyond the aesthetics, will notice cracks in the walls, uneven flooring, water stains inside a closet due to roof leaks which I don't even notice.  


Her knowledge, for what I call "behind the scenes", is impressive.  No other real estate agent I've worked with in purchasing my last 3 homes has been so thorough in this regard.   Her integrity is priceless and she protects me, from making the wrong decision. When I do find the right home, she advises me to get all the inspections necessary to make me aware of my potential problems.  She's not about selling a home I think I love and then have to deal with the aftermath of problems after I've purchase it.


Diane M Aug 2013 My agent, Hollie Felts-Howell has been working diligently for me to find us the right retirement, dream home.  I told her from the start that I would be hard to please, as my likes & dislikes were very specific.  I think she saw that as a challenge and was up for it.

She has spent so much time emailing me listings, show me properties, and presenting offers, that unfortunately, were not accepted as better ones were. At square one again, she still continued her determined quest to find just the right home for me and be sure that I'll be happy with it.   A few times I've seen homes that I thought would fit the bill and thanks to Hollie's expertise in looking beyond the asthetics, will notice cracks in the walls, uneven flooring, water stains inside a closet due to roof leaks which I don't even notice.  

Her knowledge, for what I call "behind the scenes", is impressive.  No other real estate agent I've worked with in purchasing my last 3 homes has been so thorough in this regard.   Her integrity is priceless and she protects me, from making the wrong decision. When I do find the right home, she advises me to get all the inspections necessary to make me aware of my potential problems.  She's not about selling a home I think I love and then have to deal with the aftermath of problems after I've purchase it.

She patiently explains real estate jargon that is foreign to me and when I don't get it the first time, she explains it until I do.  She is truly a remarkable real estate agent and person.  Better Homes & Gardens is lucky to have her in their employ.


George S  Apr 2013 - LinkedIn  "Hollie, in simple terms, works far above the simple call of duty. She is creative, innovative, responsible, personable, prompt, reasonable, all in the superlative. She answered all questions, even more questions than I asked but should have asked, and very interested, as seen by her work, in having a satisfied customer. Even after her work was done, she made herself available for all issues that might, and actually did, arise. She is my first choice of realtors should I have need for a realtor again."     Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, On Time


Kristen C Mar 2013 - LinkedIn   "I whole heartedly recommend Hollie as a Real Estate Agent! Hollie went above and beyond throughout my entire home buying process to find me my perfect home. As a first time homebuyer, I was very nervous about the process but Hollie always had everything under control and put me at ease. She is very professional, very responsive and knows the real estate industry VERY well. Her negotiation skills are also superb! I am completely in love with my first home and thankful that Hollie was my realtor!  I will definitely recommend Hollie to all of my family and friends looking for a GREAT realtor." 


 Kay C  Feb, 2013  'Hollie is "such a good realtor. We have both been in awe of your tenacity and perseverance.


David D Feb., 2013 In Feb. 2013, Hollie represented me in a very successful short-sale of my East Bay condominium. She was a real professional for every step of the sale, making this potentially stressful transaction both near-carefree and quick. Hollie clearly relishes a real estate challenge and she put great effort into staging my place during the holidays and sitting on rainy weekends for open houses. Her attention to detail paid off as we received a cash offer well over the appraisal.. Hollie guided me through every step and told me what to expect from my bank and was spot on in her predictions. She worked nights and kept me appraised daily when needed. Hollie is the right agent for short sales and probably even better for anyone with a conventional sale.   Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity


Jaime P Jan 2013   Hollie worked tirelessly to help us find our first house. We closed on our 4th property in a VERY competitive market, and closed in very close to 30 days. She is a pro. Excerpted from LinkedI and Trulia


Michele Gonzalez Arroyo Hollie went above and beyond the call of duty to help us get back into the housing market. She worked tirelessly trying to find the right home and guiding us through the loan process. She was recommended to us by someone else who also felt Hollie went out of her way to help. Above all, Hollie is trustworthy, reliable, friendly and she wants what is best for her clients. --Michele G., Concord, CA    Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity   excerpted from LinkedIn.com


Jaime P Jan 2013   Hollie worked tirelessly to help us find our first house. We closed on our 4th property in a VERY competitive market, and closed in very close to 30 days. She is a pro. Excerpted from Trulia



Mark B (Chemist) When we started looking for a house in the East Bay, Hollie was recommended to us from a friend at work. She was an excellent choice as we were able to locate the right property in the right location and closed the deal within 3 months. She knows the market inside and out and has the experience we were looking for. I would not hesitate to recommend Hollie to anyone. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert   


Joe E, Dec. 2011, (Employee Benefits Executive)LinkedIn.com: Hollie is one of the finest Real Estate Agents I have ever worked with. She provided my family with a level of service beyond our expectation. Her assets and qualities are too numerous to list, but anyone in the market for a Real Estate Agent with expert knowledge, Integrity and commitment should give Hollie a call. You will not be disappointed.

Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative


Bill & Judy R May,2011 (Engineer & X-Ray Tech) Last September (2010) we relocated back to Contra Costa County, we had been working with another realtor, but weren’t getting the results we wanted in finding our new home. When we met Hollie Howell, we knew she was the right Real Estate Agent. What we like about Hollie is she takes the time to ask the questions of what you want in your new home, along with schools, activities and such.  With us we weren’t quite sure what we wanted in our new home, Hollie started with a variety of home types, condo, duets, older and new homes in all sorts of neighborhoods he thought might be the right places. Hollie is patience and willing to stick with searching for the perfect home.  Hollie is easy to get to know and takes the time to know you, for some this may not be important, but when you’re looking at making such a large purchase it was important to us. Hollie is a hard working realtor that won’t stop until she finds you your dream home, that’s what makes Hollie such a special real estate agent. If you are looking for your dream home we highly recommend you use Hollie Howell, she is one of the hardest working realtors in Contra Costa, she will find you that perfect home. 


PhatViet Distribution During July, 2010 Hollie was our agent helping us with the purchase of our home in Martinez, California. Our experience with Hollie was fantastic. Hollie is a professional individual with tremendous knowledge of the real estate. She is trustworthy, reliable and consistent. She has our complete trust and confidence. We’d certainly work with her again and would sincerely recommend Hollie to all our friends/investors. Bach & Lan Anh Dang” December 7, 2010



David S  (Seniors Short Sale Client 2009) I Have Known Hollie Howell For Some Ten Years As A Good Friend, And More Recently As My Realtor.  As A Result Of The Recent Crises In Real Estate, The Recession, Foreclosures, Etc., I Found It Necessary To Sell My Condominium In Walnut Creek To Make Ends Meet.   As A Senior, And With A Background As A Musician, Librarian, And Word Processor, I've Known Little About Real Estate.  However, In The "School Of Life," I've Come To Feel That I Know Excellence When I See It.  And In Ms. Howell I've Seen That Excellence A Hundred-Fold.  I've Found Hollie To Be Most Thorough In Guiding Me Through The Nooks And Crannies Regarding Policies, Foreclosures And The Like.  Moreover, During These Downturns, Bailouts Of Banks, Etc., Two Potential Buyers Were Forced To Cancel, Due To Job Layoffs.  Through Persistence, However, And With The Help Of Wachovia, We Finally Reached Escrow.  I Am Now Quite Happy, Relieved, And Grateful For Ms. Howell's Expertise And Thoroughness In Every Way, And Would Proudly Recommend Her To The Highest In Her Profession.


Kristine Marr , Loan Consultant Mortgage Broker, The Home Loan Group (Colleague) Hollie is an awesome real estate agent who always puts the needs of her clients first. She works tirelessly to achieve the best results for everyone she works with. December 7, 2010


Sherif H (Bio Tech Engineer) From LinkedIn.Com  We have worked with Hollie on a recent Real Estate transaction. Hollie invests the needed time and energy to really understand the needs of her clients. She is very patient and flexible during the search phase. Once in contract, Hollie really shines by bringing a great deal of transaction experience to the deal, she is also a strong advocate for the interests of her clients. As experienced buyers we can attest to her integrity, knowledge and overall performance. We will work with her again!”December 1, 2010


Larry F (Vietnam Vet, retired banker) - Hollie Howell...a compassionate, client committed real estate professional.  Hollie uses the latest technology to market properties on the internet.  An excellent virtual tour compelled me to email Hollie at her website...very instrumental to my purchase.  Hollie was extremely helpful in guiding me through the approval process at Rossmoor.  Hollie, on her own time, also located a perfect dining room set for me after the close of escrow closed... a truly Committed, Professional Real Estate Agent... 


Alison G (television producer) - I believe that the virtual tour Hollie used to market my mother's estate property made a real difference in selling her home in this economy. I am pleased that the property was priced to the market. We had lots of interest and closed escrow in under 90 days from listing date, despite having Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays in between!  Hollie helped me stage the home and filter through what to sell and what to keep for staging. 


Wilma B (retired teacher) - " After interviewing 3 agents, I selected Hollie because I knew I could work with her.  She listened to me and yet gently made a point when I needed to change paint colors reflecting current market trends even though I had just painted. It worked!  I got top dollar. My property went into escrow in 5 days with an overlist price offer.  It all happened so fast that she made this move out-of-state "easy for me."


Young P (engineer) - "Hollie really knows condominiums, looks into details and identifies issues up front. I told my daughter that we are very lucky to have her as our buyers agent."




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