Client Testimonials and Recommendations

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- Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2015 - megonzalez80

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Novato, CA.

Peter help my husband and I navigate through purchasing our first home, and we could not be more thrilled! We had a very specific budget and "must have" list and he helped us make it all a reality. Peter was there to help via phone or email whenever we needed him, he worked around our hectic work schedules to show us homes on odd days and times that worked for us. Thanks you Peter for going above and beyond to ensure that we made it through this experience with all our questions answered and with the knowledge that we got a great home at a great price!

- Highly likely to recommend


12/19/2012 - user2688852

Sold a Single Family home in 2006 for approximately $550K in Petaluma, CA.

I used Peter to buy my home in Petaluma. Peter was my realtor in Marin and had help sell my home there. He did an excellent job in finding qualified buyers and did a great job getting us top dollar for that home.

When I told Peter I needed to purchase a home in Petaluma, he told me he had not done any business in that area but was willing to take on the task. In no time at all Peter became very acquainted with the Petaluma area. He found a perfect number of home for sale that met my requirements. Within a week, Peter found my current home and negotiated a price that fit very well with my budget.

I would use Peter again if I needed a realtor.…

- Highly likely to recommend

11/27/2012 - Lawrence Lien

Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Novato, CA.

Peter provided outstanding service to us and to others in the sale of our house in a very difficult market. His thoroughness and expertise in pricing the property, organizing the marketing and following up with potential buyers left absolutely nothing to chance. He worked diligently with the bank, buyer realtors, escrow, county officials and ourselves making sure that all procedures were followed, everyone participated in a timely manner, and that the sale process moved ahead. We were very satisfied with his service, and recommend to anyone seeking to purchase or sell a property to consider Peter as their representative in such a transaction. They will not be dissappointed.

Larry and Anne Lien…

- Highly likely to recommend

11/27/2012 - user7071766

Bought a Condo home in 2012 in San Rafael, CA.

My husband and I offered Peter a very difficult task! We bought property in Marin County while currently living in New York. While I am a native Marinite who has owned several owner-occupied and rental properties in Mill Valley, Fairfax, and San Anselmo, and thus worked with several agents; I have never worked with a more responsive, detail oriented, go the extra mile sort of real estate professional. Peter was in direct communication with our lender when we couldn't be. He always returned calls, emails, and documents immediately. Peter was so patient and thorough that our confidence in him enabled us to stay on course even through a death in the family and medical emergencies. We would recommend Peter Nielsen without hesitation and plan to utilize his expertise on future purchases. He listens and is flexible as well as analytical and thorough. We are so pleased with our recent purchase! He has even watered the plants until we can arrive! Thank you, Peter, you are outstanding.…


- Highly likely to recommend

11/25/2012 - HeinzHBartesch

Sold a Condo home in 2009 in Novato, CA.

Peter is one of the most personable agents you'll find. You'll not only get a great, complete knowledge of the market which is so very vital, but you'll have someone who understands and cares about you and your family needs. I highly recommend him and will certainly use him again whenever I'm in the market.


- Highly likely to recommend

11/24/2012 - user6654677

Helped me rent a home.

I heartily recommend Peter Nielsen, Your Marin Realty Expert, based on his work successfully helping find our new office space, and negotiate the lease. He followed up on all leads suggested, located and suggested additional leads based on his knowledge of our needs for office space and price, took the staff to see proposed spaces, recommended the best choice, and completed the contract with the company on our behalf. He is a visionary, and a thorough and dedicated agent.

Yours very truly, Roberta Wain-Becker General Director, Golden Gate Opera

- Highly likely to recommend

11/24/2012 - user53416173

Sold a home in 2006.

Peter Neilsen is a good friend and and excellent realtor. When I joined a Marin firm and needed housing, Peter assisted me in finding the perfect condo in the perfect location at the perfect price. (One I could afford.) When I retired from the firm some years later, Peter helped me find the perfect buyer, willing to meet my selling price. His advice upon buying is only exceeded by his knowledge in attracting buyers upon selling. So from my personal experience, whether you are looking to buy or sell, I can recommend Peter Nielsen as your Marin realtor.


- Highly likely to recommend

11/24/2012 - user4944347

Bought a home in 2012.

Very pleased with Peter and his help in locating the perfect home. I looked at many, and as I am a first time buyer really appreciated his comments and insights on looking a home over.


- Highly likely to recommend

11/24/2012 - user237930

Sold a home in 2012.

Hello, I have purchased a home with Peter and sold two homes with him. I have been 100% satisfied with his service in all my dealings with him. He is always polite, calm, and knowledgable. I am a demanding client, and he always responded promptly to my communications and addressed escrow business expediently. Peter was always honest and applied excellent judgment. One of my escrows was a very difficult short sale, with 2 different lenders. It was a very long process, and Peter was diligent and stayed with it to the very end; even though the commission was small. You will enjoy working with Peter, especially if you like calm, non-pressuring, expert real estate agents!

And others had this to say:

"Peter Nielsen both rented (in 2014) and sold (in 2015) my condo at 52 Margarita Ter in Novato.
I do not live in Marin and he was very thorough and considerate of my needs through both transactions. With the winter season and some major financial considerations affecting marketing the condo, we were able to complete the sale in a very satisfactory manner and I will definitely recommend Peter to anyone with property needs."

"Thank you so much for your professional, personable & efficient effort & time. We are deeply grateful for your help in making [this condo] our home. As I've mentioned, I will recommend you to anyone renting or buying a home. You've been so great!"  
Warmly, Sonja & Marisa

"Peter did a phenomenal job of selling my home. With the economy in a downturn in the last year, selling a house was a bit of a difficult proposition. In addition, I had moved out of state, so Peter had to manage a long distance sale. The sale became an epic comedy/tragedy at times, but throughout the entire experience Peter was the consummate professional. He always operates with integrity, is patient and results oriented. He went way above and beyond on multiple occasions to facilitate the sale. He truly was my trusted advisor in this challenging situation. I would reccomend Peter with the highest marks possible. He is a true gem to work with." 
- Hailey Gabriel, Director of Client Support, Fair Isaac

“Peter's a joy to work with, knows how to get a quick read and feel for what your parameters are as well as your objectives - he helped keep us within our parameters and still find the perfect home for our needs. I strongly recommend him.” 
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

- Heinz Bartesch, Principal, PNC Staffing
(Heinz hired me first to represent him in the sale of his home, and again to represent him in the purchase of a replacement.)

 "Peter has sold a condo for me 3 times in a difficult buyer's market. He is wonderful to work with as he is always calm, reasonable, polite, positive, and accommodating. He did some creative marketing to attract investors that produced buyers. All 3 times he sold my home for me, the buyer had all cash. Twice the purchase price was equal or more than the asking price ( on the first one I didn't listen to Peter and over-priced my property, making it take a very long time to sell.) Peter had excellent follow-through on all the details of the escrows and minimized the stress for me at all points in the process. One escrow involved an enormous amount of hoops to jump through, but Peter persisted until we closed. I wouldn't begin to consider another real estate agent! I have used him in 2 different counties, and the service he provided was superb in both."
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
- Robyn Hamilton, Teacher

 "Hi Peter,
We started looking for a [rental] place in January and met many different realtors in the area. I have to say without a doubt, you were the only one who stood out of the crowd and was truly looking for our best interests. We may decide at some point in the future to purchase a home. Be assured that you will be the agent we call on. Further, if we come across anyone looking for place...we will pass along your contact info along with our recommendation that you were the best agent we had the pleasure of working with." 
- Anthony Filoso [Relocated from Canada]

“Peter did an excellent job marketing and selling our house in San Rafael, CA. It was a pleasure to work with him. He is a true professional and brings many years of experience in real estate to the table. He is a straight shooter. He helped us price the house to sell and the sale happened in a timely and effortless way. I highly recommend Peter.” 
- Melissa Hood

"Peter found and facilitated the purchase of a lot that we developed in 2007. He went quite beyond the call of duty in finding, and showing me lots all over the Bay Area. On several occasions he also did complete financial work ups for us on the property, comps, and sales history of the neighborhoods we were looking at. In all my years, I have never had so thorough and knowledgeable of a RE agent. He definitely earned and deserved his commission! He is easy to work with, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable- I would recommend him on any RealEstate transaction in the Bay Area, particularly the more financially challenging and complex ones." 
-Andrew Blake, PMP

“Peter and I worked closely together on a purchase transaction for a first time homebuyer. Our client (a single mom with 3 children) needed a significant amount of handholding during this process. Not only did Peter find her the perfect house (well within her price range) for her family, he also went WELL above the call of duty to get the job down in a very tight time frame.” 
- Dan Frost, Mortgage Broker

"It was...quite a mathematical feat to pull it off. But it was such a good deal, we couldn't pass it up. We're just astounded with how it all worked out. It wasn't like we were sitting on a bunch of cash. We were sitting on a dream, basically, and we just got lucky."
- John Stein, first time Marin home buyer 

(The Stein family benefited from a "short sale" that I negotiated as their agent.
For more information, see the 
front page article in the Marin IJ, 02/06/2010.)

"My new home closed on the 18th of February. Thanks to my realtor Peter Nielsen. He is the best. He even sent a house warming gift. Thanks Peter!"
- Tammy Hill, posted on her Facebook account