Here is what my clients have to say...
David M - Partner
I have known Ron for over 20 years and would recommend for anyone looking for help with real estate. Ron is ethical, professional, and fun to be with. I have seen first hand how much time he gives back to the community, if this is important to you, he is your guy.
Ron is a very friendly and knowledgeable realtor. He is always available and dependable. He is trustworthy and honest. He understood concerns and always made an effort to answer questions. He even helped us move!
My wife and I were looking to buy our first house and felt overwhelmed by the whole process. But then we met Ron at one of the houses we were browsing. We were so impressed by his professionalism and patience that a few months later when we were really serious about buying we remembered Ron and decided to use his services. And he did not disappoint. We found the right house and he guided us every step of the way. Ron was a tremendous help and is very knowledgeable about the whole process. He made the whole process a lot less nerve-racking, took care of every detail possible, and explained each process patiently. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone.
Ron is professional and very honest as he represents his clients vigorously. No delays in answering questions, or providing necessary and timely paperwork to complete transactions on time. His advice for comps in the area, and comparisons with our property was accurate.
Ron is the second realtor I have worked with over the past few years, and by far the most diligent, hard-working, and thorough. He learned everything about the neighborhood and comps and worked tirelessly to get us the best price for our house. He completely exceeded my expectations in terms of pricing, negotiation, market knowledge, and ability to analyze housing stats. He is also just a standup guy and a fun person to be around during what can sometimes be a highly stressful process. My family and I couldn't be happier with the services he provided. A+
I have nothing but praise for my agent Ron Melvin and the job he did selling my Oakland condo. Selling from across the ocean 2,400 miles away can be daunting. Ron understood and appreciated my unique real estate needs and handled everything with a strong knowledge base, honesty and follow through. Ron was very professional and knowledgeable regarding the market in the area and the best way to present my home to potential buyers. That together with the aggressiveness he showed in marketing my home proved to be a winning combination for a fast and stress-free sell. Being a first time home-seller I was completely clueless about the entire process. Ron took the time over long distance calls in a different time zone and through emails to explain the whole process in detail and even coordinated with the loan and escrow officers to ensure that the loan closed on time with no last minute surprises. He was on top of every detail during the entire process. Ron went above and beyond the “job description” by coordinating extras such as arranging and meeting with carpet cleaners and my property manager, things that were impossible for me to do from across the ocean. By coming up with the right strategy and following it up with perfect execution, Ron garnered me the best possible deal in the shortest amount of time. Mahalo Ron for making my home selling experience a pleasurable and profitable one!
As first time homebuyers we were very intimated with the whole home buying process. Ron was there every step of the way making sure we knew what we needed to do next, arranging all the appointments/walk-thoughs, dealing with the other real estate agents, and scheduling home visits. He always made himself available to take us to see houses and was very responsive to emails, texts, phone calls. We trusted Ron with every step of the process. Ron cared about accurately pricing the houses we looked at and the house that we eventually bought. He is a genuinely nice guy and a pleasure to work with. We are extremely happy in our new home!
I have been dealing with real estate for over 10 years and have dealt with many agents.In my experience there haven't been many agents who impress me with their perseverance,follow through and negotiation skills. Ron Melvin can negotiate! As you know nowadays(2013-2014)It is hard to get a deal,but he stuck with us for a year to get a tough short sale closed and low and behold he got us our house below market value.If you are looking for a buyers agent Mr Melvin is the one you should call.
Ron did a wondeful job helping my family list and sell a home in Walnut Creek. He worked hard at marketing the property and gave us a professional estimate of what the property was worth, He sold it for well over asking. Excellent real estate professional with banking experience which was an additional benefit. Thanks to Ron
Ron Melvin is a consummate professional who showed us numerous homes and helped with every step by providing the absolute best customer service and meticulous care. We are grateful for Ron's sage counsel which led to the purchase of our dream home. We are proud to recommend Ron to all prospective buyers or sellers of a home. He is an extraordinary person and a highly skilled real estate agent.
Joe B. Buyer
Ron is the best!
He is calm and thoughtful, very knowledgable with a lot of integrity. He listened well and he used that information to find houses that really matched my interests and needs. He helped me stay patient during the ups and downs of house buying. He helped me put in offers that accurately reflected what I was willing to pay on 5 houses. Each time he provided me with excellent market data in a graph to compare my gut feeling with how comparable houses were currently selling. He coached me through the negotiations so that when the price got too high for me, I was able to walk away knowing I did the right thing. He gave me great advice about how to structure the offers and get all the key information from the documents and inspections. In the end I got a great house at a fair price in the area I wanted to live. He has a great team of folks that he uses for inspections, loans, documents and such. On top of all that he is a great guy! Use Ron you will happy you did.