We interviewed 4 Alameda Realtors to sell our house on the East End and we chose Becky because we felt most aligned with her and her service offering. We had a unique situation and we needed an agent that would take a creative approach to helping us achieve our goal. Other agents told us that we should invest 10’s of thousands of dollars into prepping the house for market. Becky and her team committed to helping us find the “sweet spot” where we invested just enough money into specific updates to our property to hit our sales price goal. Together, we built a strategic plan and we executed it efficiently and, ultimately, effectively. Becky matched us up with a buyer off-market while we lived in our house and she negotiated with their agent on our behalf to find the win-win with the buyer. Becky stays calm when there are challenges and she keeps the vibe positive. Our proceeds were maximized with her strategy and we had a great experience in working with her and her team.”
—Andy and Michelle J.
I went to High School with Becky and we had only been connected through social media for several years. We reconnected when my husband and I reached out to her to discuss selling our house. We had lived in the house for 2 years and had done several structural upgrades as we planned to stay for many years, but when my husband got the job opportunity of a lifetime across the country, our plans changed. We had another realtor give us an estimate of value that was under what we had paid for it. Becky had a different opinion of value and made recommendations for specific property enhancements and a way to highlight the upgrades we had done that she believed would help us to achieve our goal.
We handed Becky and her team the keys and we moved across the country. We trusted that they would make it happen for us. Becky took the time to explain things to us as we went through the process and keep us in the loop every step of the way. They stayed within the budget they committed to and it all went according to plan. We were only on the market for 5 days and we got 4 offers. Becky negotiated on our behalf and we hit our goal!
Escrow was smooth until one day when our security alarm was triggered because of a door opening in the dining room. We called Becky and she got to the house quickly, connected with the police to ensure all was well with the house, and kept us up-to-date the whole time. It was a false alarm, thankfully, but it was nice to know that we could count on Becky even when the going got tough.”
—Jason and Jessica S.
We were referred to Becky by a friend of ours and we immediately hit it off. We were excited about our next chapter and Becky took us to look at several homes and was happy to do it each time we asked. She keeps a close eye on the “off-market” homes and when she saw one pop up that looked like a good fit for us, she got us in an hour later and we submitted an offer that night. Another party got an offer in as well so we were nervous and asked Becky if we should raise our offer by $50,000 to make sure we got the house. She advised us to hold tight with our current offer and not “bid against ourselves”. We took her advice and we later got the news that our offer had been accepted!”
—Kelly and John M, First time Homebuyers
We were referred to Becky by a work colleague who had done 2 transactions with her in the past. We decided to list our home with Becky after having her over to discuss a plan on how we might sell our house for top dollar while we still lived there with our 3 young kids. Becky told us that she knew how to make it happen and we trusted her>. It all happened fast and with very little inconvenience to our family. She and her team swooped in and moved things around and got our place ready for photos, we agreed on a pricing strategy, and we went on the “off-market.” Becky said she would qualify the buyers and save us from the “lookie-loos.” After just 3 showings at our house, Becky negotiated on our behalf and in 9 days we were in contract for the highest sale price our neighborhood had ever seen. Escrow was seamless and we had a great experience with Becky and her team. Becky is creative, energetic, and strategic and even though we have moved out of town, she’s our go-to real estate expert if we ever need advice in the future.”
—Joe and Lindsay W.
Becky knocked on our door one day to introduce herself and tell us that she knew someone that may want to purchase our house. At that time, we weren’t considering selling. Becky kept in touch though and she grew on us. Once we were ready to sell we called Becky up and though her buyer had moved on, we knew how tenacious she was so we trusted that she could sell our property for top dollar. Our property was different and better than the surrounding “comparable” properties so we relied on Becky’s strategy to highlight those upgrades and to get us to our lofty goal. Becky and her team made recommendations about slight property enhancements and then helped us to “stay stage” so that we could use our own furnishings in the right way to get beautiful photos. We implemented Becky’s strategy and she brought us a buyer. She represented us as well as the buyer with both of our interests in mind and found the win-win. We hit our pricing goal and it all happened with ease. She makes the stars align for buyers and sellers. Becky was professional, communicative, helpful, and fun to work with. We would now call her a friend. All from a stranger knocking on our door.”
—Steve and Mona Lisa B.
I called Becky when I saw that she had a listing across the street from me for a house that was single level. I had known that I needed to move to a place without stairs for a while, but couldn’t bear the thought of leaving my community of neighbors. This house was perfect, but it felt like it would be impossible to make it happen. I met with Becky and she told me that she had a creative idea on how to make it work. She described an idea and a timeline that would be a win-win for me and for the seller. It sounded too good to be true. It was complex in that it involved a contingent offer and selling my current house while I lived in it. She wrote out a plan and calendar. She printed it out for me and we executed the plan. There were a few challenges and Becky helped me work through them with ease. I told Becky that she’s a “real problem solver.” We only showed my house to 1 person and she wrote an offer on it. The stars all aligned and 60 days after I met Becky I was all moved into my new home across the street. It felt like a miracle and I am so happy.”
I think that you and I navigated our relationship with each other amazingly well given multiple challenges. Through it all we did not have a single moment of dispute and always came through everything with our love and respect for each other intact and stronger than ever. This feels like a miracle to me and I credit you with much of it. Your ability to listen compassionately and to let be with difficult feelings and then to take empowered action is unparalleled. You are a rare being among realtors. You gave me great respect and acted with honorable integrity consistently advocating for my wishes and desires without imposing any “agenda” of your own. I would venture to say that you goals were always win win, collaboration, cooperation, love, honor, respect and serve. You have been generous beyond anything that I could have imagined. I bow deeply and humbly to you in profound gratitude.”
I want to thank you for the successful sale of my parent’s home! I personally found working with you very easy. You were extremely responsive, positive, transparent and caring. I also really appreciated your follow-through to make sure things were progressing. I knew you always had my parent’s best interest in mind and we are all thrilled with the result! In appreciation!”
We were living in San Francisco and looking for a place in the East Bay. We connected with Becky Cusack and she was able to help us to identify a neighborhood that would suit our growing family. Becky had a great understanding of what we were looking for so she was able to scout out properties for us so we didn’t have to keep driving over. She identified a property and an opportunity and we were able to get into contract with a pre-emptive offer on a great house! Becky was an advocate for us and helped us to navigate the contingencies and the negotiation throughout the escrow. She even helped us with finding a pre-school for our daughter. Becky was professional and caring and we are thrilled in our new home!”
—Brion & Brianna
The Cusack Group held my hand every step of the way. I was able to tend to my toddler and newborn while the team shouldered the burden of the many details involved in selling my 100 year old home. Their knowledge, professionalism, strategy and attention to detail made for an extremely smooth transition I would never have dreamed possible.”
Our experience in buying our new home, while simultaneously selling our old home, could not have gone smoother. This was all due to Becky’s guidance and support. She was always available to answer our questions, she listened to our desires and to our worries, and she held our hands through the entire process. With her knowledge of the real estate market, her connections in the community, and her positive attitude, Becky exceeded our expectations. We have recommended her to all of our friends. Becky is a real estate rockstar!”
Becky understood perfectly what the ideal home was for me and got it 100% right on the first try. Becky coached me through the home buying process efficiently and painlessly. She has expert knowledge of the market you can trust.”
Becky is not only knowledgeable, professional, and attentive to every detail, she is also funny, charismatic, and an all-around good person. As this was our first home purchase in the Bay Area, she provided us with expertise and insight on the local market that proved to be invaluable. It was such a pleasure working with Becky – we can’t recommend her enough!”
We had very specific criteria for the home in Alameda we could consider a ‘forever’ house. Becky really took time to understand the needs of our family and supported us for over two years on our journey to find our dream house. She was constantly on the lookout for our future home on our behalf. Throughout the entire process she was kind, patient, and gave us amazing insights into the market to help us move quickly on important decisions. We couldn’t be happier with how our search ended and we owe it all to Becky!”
—Rachael and Brandon C.
We had a complicated situation trying to line up a home sale and a home purchase. Becky made a plan early on, provided a timeline, and executed the plan perfectly. She was communicative, extremely knowledgeable, and saw our goals through to a successful completion. With her deep understanding of market dynamics and her vast network of quality resources, Becky expertly guided us in strategizing how best to market and showcase our house for sale. Becky and her team kept us very well-informed, always made time for us despite time-zone differences, provided detailed information and thoughtful options whenever we needed to make decisions, and always acted with the highest of integrity and professionalism. Becky has a keen eye for detail and the aesthetic, and the photographs and marketing of our house was tasteful and beautiful. She is also an exceptional negotiator, and in the end, Becky got us an offer that worked really well for us. We would definitely use Becky Cusack again for our future real estate needs, and recommend Becky and the entire Cusack Group without hesitation.”
Becky found a house for our family off-market through a mailer that she sent out. She helped us with constructing a creative offer that met the needs of the seller, without compromising our financial limit. Then we passed along the keys to our old house and trusted that Becky would prep it in a way that would get us top dollar. We sold it at a record-breaking number that far exceeded our expectations. We recommended her to our dear friends and she was able to help them achieve their goals for buying and selling as well. Becky demonstrated a creative and savvy approach to a complex real estate market and we would recommend that anyone thinking of buying or selling a home connect with Becky to discuss their goals!”
Becky strategically got us into contract on the perfect place in the Gold Coast of Alameda. We had been looking for something specific for a while and once it popped up we toured, wrote an offer, and had it accepted that day. She wrote the offer while sitting on the front porch of the house while we toured because she said timing was of the essence. It was complex because there weren’t any inspections or disclosures on the property, but Becky knew what to do to fill in all the blanks and made it easy for us and also for the sellers. Becky is awesome!”
—Sara & Vic
When we decided to sell our house on the East End of Alameda, Becky was the first person we thought of to call. We told her what our goal was and she laid out a multi-level plan for us. It was complex because we were moving out of the country and waiting for our visas to come—we didn’t want to sell if we didn’t get the visas. Becky said that she knew how to navigate it and ensure that we were protected. She also said that she thought we could hit our goal without moving out or staging, and that if we did some minor updates and brought Brandy Graham in to “stay stage” it, we would be ready to show the house. We showed the house to just a few people and then Becky brought us an offer from one of her buyer clients. She wrote the contracts so that both sides were protected and comfortable. There was some negotiating to do along the way, but Becky handled it all beautifully and was always available and super responsive. We were trusting that all would go smoothly and it did! We hit our goal, got our visas and closed on-time! Thank you again for everything Becky!!”
—Zac & Bella
We were referred to Becky by friends of ours who had worked with her. We saw a few houses with her and she said she had a good grasp on what we wanted. We mentioned to her that we would really like to be on this one particular street in Alameda and serendipitously, Becky got a new listing on that street a few days later. We were able to purchase the house “off-market” with Becky representing both us and the seller. We felt she had our backs the whole way through even though we knew she was representing both sides. It was complex as there were contingencies involved and Becky communicated with us, told us what to expect, and cared about us the whole way through. We bought one of the best houses on the street so comps were hard to come by and Becky warned us that an appraisal might come back lower than our purchase price and we would have to make up the difference in cash, which we were prepared for. Becky created a detailed report for our appraiser with comps and how exactly our property was different as well as neighborhood analysis and photos and walked the appraiser through the house herself to make sure we had the best shot. Our appraisal came back at the exact purchase price and we were thrilled! We now live in a great house exactly where we wanted to be and we know that we have a life-long real estate partner in Becky.”
—Larry & Pei W.
I met with Becky to discuss my options for selling my house while I still lived there and we immediately hit it off. I was impressed with her business acumen and knew she would be a good fit for helping me to achieve my goal. She and I came up with a plan, got my house ready (with Brandy Graham’s help) and ended up selling the house off-market after showing it to only 1 person. When we got an offer before we had done all of the disclosures, Becky constructed a plan to protect my interests and it worked! We had to do some negotiating with the buyer along the way and Becky did a great job representing me. It was an intense process for me, but Becky always said, “I’ve got your back,” and she really did, all the way through. Becky was a true partner to me and she became a friend along the way as well.”