I had the pleasure of working with Amber when helping my mom sell her home of 40 years. From our very first meeting, I felt very confident that she would be able to sell the property. She was knowledgeable of the market, and had a realistic approach in determining the listing price. Amber didn't waste any time, she immediately scheduled her open houses, each one generating a lot of interest. On the 13th day after listing, Amber presented us with 4 offers...each one above the asking price. She sold the home in 14 days! Amazing. During the process, she guided my mom and I as if she was selling one of her own family member's home. Amber kept me informed each step of the way. It was "bittersweet" letting go of the home, and of the memories, but Amber's kindness and professionalism helped us through it. Hopefully when I am in need of an expert real estate agent she will agree to work with me again.
~ Patti Watkins
My family and I first met Amber at an open house and immediately had an incredible connection with her. We knew we wanted to use her in our house hunt. Once we decided on the house we wanted to make an offer on, Amber was with us every step of the way and more. She was in constant communication with me and answered so many questions and concerns that we had almost immediately. She was always on top of everything and if she didn't know the answer to our questions, she sure found out the answer quickly and got right back to us. Since we are first time home buyers, Amber offered to go over the buyers contract with us in full detail. We have two very young children so she came over to our home which was much more convenient for us than going to her office. She spent over two hours with us going over the entire contract, definitions, answered all our novice questions and just made us feel more than 100% comfortable with what we were signing. We got into a "bidding war" and she made amazing suggestions on how we could make our off look the most desirable for the sellers. With all of Amber's suggestions, the seller chose our offer! Even after we closed escrow and received the keys to our new home, she has been in touch with us ensuring that we are comfortable and answering additional questions that we have. I can't recommend Amber enough. She made the entire buying process very stress free and enjoyable! We couldn't have asked for a better person to represent us in our buying process!
~ Angie M.
Amber was awesome during the selling portion. Our property sold in 10 hours for more than we were asking. She is a true advocate for her clients, making sure they are protected and feel comfortable during the entire process. We are now buyers looking for the right place and she is honest and truly listens to our needs. She will let you know concerns she has and continues to research and be proactive for finding our exact needs and location. I highly recommend her as for her integrity, and her honesty.
~ Denise D.
Amber is an exceptional real estate agent! When prepping for the sale of my home in Pleasure Point, Amber was there to help in every way she could (and every step of the way)! She is very knowledgeable, dependable and professional. Amber's communication is fantastic, she always responds promptly to your inquiries, and in a very professional manner. I received multiple offers on my home, and was able to sell for top dollar thanks to Amber's efforts. In addition to selling my home, Amber worked tirelessly to find me my dream house in Capitola (and it wasn't even on the open market yet)! Her number one priority was my needs, and they were not only met but surpassed. I highly recommend Amber Melenudo to any one looking to sell or buy, and would use Amber for any real estate needs I have in the future. Amber goes above and beyond for her clients!
~ Deborah M.
Amber went above and beyond to help me buy my new home and I cannot imagine anyone more professional or more pleasant to work with than Amber! She was always responsive and thorough with all my questions regarding the whole house-hunting process, as well as quick to respond at all times. She has extensive knowledge of and expertise in the important aspects to consider when purchasing a new home: from knowing the local market, including providing comps, to masterfully handling inspection reports and negotiations to work out the best arrangement. She is incredibly loyal to her clients and listens well, and is very generous with her time. I am so grateful to have met her and give her the highest recommendation possible. She is simply the best!!
~ Carol P.
Amber exemplifies all the qualities a top realtor should have...integrity, knowledge, excellent communication skills and sales ability. On top of that, she is a caring and friendly person, who listens carefully and goes out of her way to help her clients get what they need and want. After interviewing several agents to help me sell my Mother's home (the home was in a family trust), I was very lucky to find Amber! It was an emotional experience for me, and Amber was right there, with empathy and understanding for my situation, as well as taking care of so many things that I could not, as I live out of state. Amber's connections in the area also helped with all the things that needed to be done prior to listing, from inspections to staging, for which I was very grateful. Amber was the buyers agent as well, and I had complete faith in her ability to represent both sides of the sale with honesty and integrity. The house was listed and sold quickly,at over the asking price, and I was very happy with the end result! Thank you, Amber, you're the best!
~ P. Nesbitt
We could not have asked for a more reliable, knowledgeable, caring local agent. She was always willing to show us homes on our crazy schedules and helped guide us to find the home we needed for our family. Even though it took us several years to find our home she was always willing to help and didn’t give up on up! It was very clear she knows the Santa Cruz County market and knowledgeable of the real estate process. We highly recommend Amber to all our friends and family, we know they will be in great hands.
~ T. Nelson
We met Amber at an open house that my husband and I had wandered into. She seemed to know exactly what home we were looking for before we told her. She helped us narrow down the neighborhoods that we wanted to search and listened to our never ending wish list in our next home. Ultimately, she helped us find a house that we can call a home for many many years to come. Amber has been a pleasure to work with. We have been extremely impressed with her hard work and how well she has listened to us through this process. Above all of that she is an absolute gem of a person.
~ Clair R.
We were fortunate to meet Amber at a random open house we attended. We described to her the type of property we were seeking & she was able to find us our dream home! She is a great communicator as kept us informed as to what to expect during each phase of the buying process. She has also provided great suggestions as to how to slightly alter our new home to fit our specific needs & style. Lastly, she has also been a great resource linking our family to community services as we become familiar with a new city & neighborhood. We would not only utilize Amber's expertise again, we would also recommend her to our friends & family.
~ Lisa Porter
Amber was very professional and prompt in responding to issues involving the purchase of our home in Capitola. She kept us informed on the complete process and anticipated time frames. She is very polite and knowledgeable about her profession.
~ Ed Anderson
Amber was fantastic to work with - I would highly recommend her. She was incredibly responsive and an expert in many areas. She made the whole home shopping and home buying experience a dream - it was almost too easy! I really appreciated her honesty and I had complete trust in her through the process. Everyone that she recommended through the process also provided us high quality service. In addition to helping us masterly negotiate on our new home, she was a joy to be around! And her assistance and support didn't end at closing - she continues to provide support and expertise after the sale.
~ Jill V.
Amber was a wonderful surprise, unassuming and very friendly. She was easy to work with and helped us through the process. Since we hadn't sold a house and only purchased 1 house (our 1st) she was a Super Star!!
~ J. B.
Amber was on always of everything from start to finish. We sold our home in San Jose and bought a home in Capitola, and with both the sale and purchase she really went the extra mile. What is most impressive is that even after both escrows closed she still continued her tireless assistance with anything we needed. Aside from being the ultimate professional she is also just a nice person that was easy to communicate with. Her great advice on how to ready our home for sale was invaluable and actually helped us save money while still getting top dollar offers! She also gave us great advice to assure in a bidding war on our purchase that we did get the home we wanted so badly. My husband and I both highly recommend Amber.
~ J. Murray
Amber is absolutely wonderful, she helped us with the sale of our home in Mountain View. I would recommend Amber to anyone, she is knowledgeable, friendly and kept us informed every step of the way. Amber made the process easy for us!
~ Bev B.
I don't think we could have picked a better partner and expert in finding our first new home. Amber always answered her phone with our unending questions about the process, procedures and next steps. She was wonderful when we needed sound advice, however she never told us what we should do, she just helped us decide based on her expertise of homes, neighborhoods, schools and general area knowledge. I would highly suggest Amber to ANYONE looking to buy, sell or both! She's simply AMAZING.
~ Glen Z.
My husband and I had been discussing a retirement relocation to the coast and had begun scouring websites and attending open houses on our weekend house hunting trips. At one of these open houses, we met Amber Melenudo. We connected with her immediately and trusted her to find us just the right home; with our 'must haves' and within our price range. Not being local, we depended on her knowledge of the area and the housing market. Amber went the extra mile for us in previewing each listing in which we had any interest. She knew exactly what we were looking for, and saved us many hours of fruitless searching in a very competitive market. Amber was very responsive to our calls, emails and texts. She is ethical, and we had complete confidence in her negotiations on our behalf. Even after the sale, she helped us with finding professionals to help us with our home improvements. You couldn't have a better agent! Thank you, Amber!
~ Michelle N.
I met Amber at an open house after I was already working with another agent. After communicating with her for a short time thereafter, my wife and I decided to use Amber instead, to sell our current home and purchase our next home. We were so pleased with Amber's work ethic, patience, and multi-tasking abilities. She is extremely knowledgable about properties in the Monterey Bay Area. She had so much patience with our wild kids and our indecisiveness. She sold our house in less than one week with multiple offers and we got way over our asking price. We then landed our new home which we love after competing with other offers. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Amber. Amber was dedicated. She was in constant communication with us at all times. She put in a lot of hard work for us and made it a pleasant and seamless experience.
~ Jarvis O.
We were fortunate to meet Amber at an open house she was hosting for one of her colleagues. Our list of needs was not so typical, but Amber diligently took the time to find properties that fit the profile. Although she already knew of a particular home that would be perfect (it is, and we love it), she continued to search for others that could fit our needs in order to give us greater choices. Amber's knowledge of Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County is extensive, and she takes careful time to be sure that the area is a good fit as well as the property itself. She is honest, patient, realistic and fair. Her personality and communication skills are extraordinary. She has exceptional contacts in the field. Amber put so much time and effort into working with both parties, vendors, broker and title company, and she handled everything with such finesse. I cannot imagine having worked with anyone else and receiving such exceptional results. Not only do we recommend Amber to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, after our experience working with her we wouldn't consider working with anyone else.
~ Chere Robinson
We are so pleased we asked Amber to represent us in the purchase of our home in Rio del Mar (Aptos). From beginning to end, her local market knowledge, top-notch professionalism and earnest care for our well-being made the process quick, effective and pleasant!
Thanks to Amber's remarkable efforts, we found the perfect home to purchase. We ended up in a multiple bids situation, and we could have easily lost the house. Instead, due to Amber's ability to sell us as great buyers, as well as her own experience as a realtor to understand how to close the deal quickly and cleanly, we were chosen by the sellers in an extremely close bidding situation.
Having Amber represent us was a clear advantage. We highly recommend Amber to anyone looking for an outstanding agent. Amber definitely exceeded our expectations.
We will use Amber in the future for any real estate needs we may have.
Thank you very much...we are so glad we selected you (Amber) as our agent!
My wife and I met Amber at an open house in Aptos, she was very friendly and knowledgeable about the type of properties we were looking for. She sent us leads for months afterward finding the type of homes we were looking for. We did finally find our dream home and Amber handled the negotiations professionally and with our best interest in mind. Even after the sale Amber has been there for support and helping us make the transition to the new area. Thanks Amber YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!
~ Bill N.
Amber will exceed all expectations you could possibly have in a realtor. From properly understanding your needs, to actively providing relevant listings, to helping guide you through the entire purchase process, Amber anticipates the next steps, comes prepared, and delivers results. I would definitely recommend Amber's service to anyone who was looking to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area. Thanks, Amber!
~ Karl V.
Amber worked incredibly hard to get my family into the neighborhood we desired during a very competitive market. She was available right away to show us a particular property in our top location. Thankfully Amber helped us put together an offer that was accepted right away, closing the deal, and sealing up the house of our dreams! Amber never missed a beat, and worked harder than any agent we have worked with before. Thank you Amber! We would not go with anyone else.
~ J. Ferguson
Amber is by far the best realtor I have had the pleasure of working with. I have used her for my last three transactions and there have been zero hang ups . Very knowledgable about where the market is heading, timing and everything else your looking for in a realtor. Very honest and up front, she's not just looking to just make a sale, she looking to make a life long connection. I will use and recommend Amber every time I make a transaction.
~ John Tarantino
Amber is the best realtor we've had.Very knowledgeable in area and housing, personalized approach to our individual needs, really listening to what we want to find, quick response to all our questions, great negotiation skills, she found our dream house faster than any other realtor and closed it in no time with seller and buyer being greatly satisfied. Excellent referrals for home improvement professionals long after the sale and follow ups. In addition Amber is a pleasure to be around as a person.
~ Vanda C.
Amber was fabulous! She helped my family find a home in Aptos. She was knowledgable about the local market, clear with her communication and always went above and beyond to find us our perfect home. Amber focused on our needs and negotiated these to the sellers. We will definitely use Amber for any real estate in the future.
~ Nicole B.
From the moment we began working with Amber to sell our home, we knew she was incredibly professional. She understood our needs and made sure they were met. She made sure our transaction was secure and timely, and we just loved how important our happiness was to her. Not only did she do a fantastic job selling our home, she got us into the house and location of our dreams! We get to raise our 2 young children in the heart of Capitola! We highly recommend Amber.
~ Julia F.