DISTINCT ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE
860 Grant Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
" Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.325M in Corte Madera, CA. I am living in my dream house thanks to Roberta's extensive knowledge of the local market and her unbelievable negotiating skills. As experienced people know, negotiation for real estate doesn't stop at the accepted offer. There are hundreds of details that require many different experts and she has access to all of them at a moment's notice. She follows up on second opinions, keeps up to date on all pertinent legal and real estate changes, and is available what seems like around the clock! I would refer any family or friends to her for all their real estate needs. A bonus is that she has a terrific sense of humor to boot!! "
"09/30/2014 - Todd Wilson Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.275M in Novato, CA. Connie has represented us multiple times and every experience has been excellent. Her deep understanding of the market, coupled with her wonderful demeanor, provide a rare and welcome combination. We were fickle buyers and later sellers and Connie not only maintained the highest degree of professionalism at all times, she patiently walked us through each experience and waited until we were ready with each decision. We highly recommend Connie and have become convinced there is no better real estate professional in the area. "
-Todd Wilson, Client
" I have worked with Connie and Distinct Advantage Real Estate on the purchase of a first home and two investment properties over the past 8 years. The knowledge and level of service provided is unparalleled. Not only is Connie my go to Realtor, but I frequently refer her and hear the same compliments. "
-Eric L., Client
" My experience working with both Connie and Roberta has been exceptional. I have bought and sold many homes over the years and their approach to answering current market condition questions to explaining their intense marketing program thoroughly impressed me. They under promised and over delivered at every turn. "
-Earl C., Client
" My husband and I have worked with Roberta twice, once in selling our house and then in buying another. With Roberta you have the added benefit of her law background so we always felt in secure and capable hands. It is obvious that she has had years of experience; never once did she hesitate to answer our concerns, hold our hands when necessary and keep us on task always. She is thorough, detail oriented, conscientious and has a great sense of humor. Quite frankly she made the process, which is often daunting and arduous, quite enjoyable. We would highly recommend this team and any team that includes Roberta. "
" Roberta’s negotiating skill and legal background give me an advantage and a comfort level as a seller. As an experienced real estate professional I am comfortable representing myself in a transaction. Using Roberta and Connie in a couple recent sales I found they held shaky deals together and got them closed. I am not at all certain that would have happened without their negotiating skill, patience and persistence. They are my real estate agents for life. "
-Sean B., Client
"10/28/2014 - BidaurretaFamily Thanks to Connie, the purchase of our first home was smooth and as stress free as buying a house can be. From the very beginning, I received emails as soon as a house was officially in the market, giving me a slight advantage from competition. And, if I had a question, Connie would reply almost instantly. In fact, it seemed to me that there were no days off for Connie. Once we found the right house, she ensured that I was well aware of what the next steps were and the timeline. She also negotiated with the seller the sales price of the house, resulting in substantial savings. Connie did all the negotiating in my behalf, I just had to sign the documents. It was very comforting to have someone as knowledgeable, savvy, organized, and well connected as Connie on my side. I highly recommend her. "
-Katia B, Client
"10/30/2014 - melissa737 Roberta is a stellar real estate agent. She helped me in the process of purchasing my first home. Roberta was able to negotiate at a level I've never seen, and the fact that she is also an attorney, really put my mind at ease throughout the buying process. She literally has EVERY base covered. The transaction was effortless on my part! She truly had my best interest at heart throughout the entire process, and was available every time I needed an update. She may just be the hardest working agent I've met! "
"listed a top end home in Novato, got the asking price. They got stager in to advise on colors and furniture, stored excess furniture, found cleaners at an hours notice, recommended landscaper. When property sold I suddenly found myself homeless. Connie and Roberta found us a condo and a house in a few days then managed to close on both in less than 21 days. Felt very comfortable dealing with both of them currently using them to find other properties for me. "
" I have worked extensively with both Roberta and Connie and find them both to be very experienced, thoughtful, client oriented agents. Roberta has helped myself and some family members find a local condo for our mother when she moved out from Colorado. She went beyond the norm in listening to what we were looking forward and spent many hours with us touring properties. I have personally worked with both Roberta and Connie in helping their buyers determine home repairs that may be needed prior to purchasing. "
-Craig Dawsom, Client
"11/01/2014 - molly bloom Roberta immediately took us under her wing and listened to all of our concerns and preferences. She took us to see houses that truly met our needs while simultaneously guiding us to represent our home in the best possible light for a quick and profitable sale. She was aware of all legal and market considerations which gave us great confidence in her suggestions, and she proved to be spot on. All the while she delighted us with her up-beat personality, warmth and charm. We already recommend her to everyone we know "
-Molly Bloom, Client
" I unconditionally recommend Roberta DiPrete as one who gets the job done in a very professional, thorough, and energetic manner. A pleasure to work with and one I would be pleased to work with again should the occasion arise. "
-Don Chatelain, Client
"1/03/2014 - marydemartini Roberta and Connie are incredible! They research the local market trends and help prepare you for selling or buying. They sure you know what to expect through the process of finding the right home to suit your family's needs. Roberta will protect your interests and make sure there are no hidden surprises along the way. My husband and I have referred her to friends, and she has successfully preformed multiple transactions for this family. "
-Mary DeMartini, Client
"11/03/2014 - bjrasta I can't thank Roberta enough for helping us find the perfect home. First of all, she has lots of patience. It took us close to 8 months to find the perfect house. She listened and delivered on all the details we were looking for in our home. Plus, she was sensitive and respectful to all parties involved, including the purchaser, buyer and even the inspector. Because of her legal background, she easily explained to us in layman terms the contract and purchase of home. And she closely negotiated the price better than what we expected. I have and will continue to recommend her to our friends and family. "
-B J Rasta, Client
"11/03/2014 - Debbie Ojakangas Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Dixon, CA. We had a not-so good experience with another local agent the first time we put our house up for sale. We were dreading re-listing the house when we received a letter from Connie about the services she offered. She came over to the house and gave us some free advice on things we should fix before listing, even before we decided to sign with her. She never pushed, never did the hard sell with us, but once we listed with her she did everything in her power to get our house sold quickly, and it did, for over asking price! We never questioned her advice during the negotiation process since she had gained our trust during the listing transaction and we knew she was looking out for our best interest, not just to make a sale for her commission. She also sold my mom's house within one hour of listing for significantly over asking price with no effort on our part. I would recommend Connie witho"
-Debbie Ojakangas, Client
"11/06/2014 - FunkJohnny Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $575K in Petaluma, CA. I highly recommend Connie Medeiros. Last month Connie helped my wife and I purchase our first home and we could not be happier. Personally we were a little intimidated at the whole process but she literally walked us through each and every step of the way answering all of our questions. She not only found us the house of our dreams and crafted the perfect offer but then was able to negotiated closing costs and even a price reduction in a very hot market. Connie's experience, knowledge and professionalism are bar none. "
-John Bidaurreta, Client
"1/10/2014 - ibsenanne Bought a Single Family home in 2001 for approximately $650K in Novato, CA. We purchased one of Roberta's listings and were so impressed with her in the process, we chose to use her exclusively. She listens carefully, responds succinctly with a wealth of experience and well thought out creativity. She keeps her finger on the pulse of the market and the area at all times and is a master at negotiating and executing all aspects of the home buying and selling process. She is a goldmine. Beyond that, she is an absolute delight to work with. "
-Anne Ibsen, Client
"11/10/2014 - lainiscott8 Bought a Single Family home in 2003 for approximately $525K in Novato, CA. Roberta DiPrete helped us buy our Novato home in 2003. As our real estate agent, we found her to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market and the home buying process. Her response to any of our inquiries was always immediate. We felt thoroughly taken care of. Roberta is also a lawyer, which came into play when our mortgage company acted in a less than upfront and honest manner. As a couple new to the home buying process, it was comforting to know that we were represented by someone looking out for our best interests. Our complete trust in Roberta was justified! She is trustworthy and caring. Roberta is a true professional! We highly recommend her to anyone looking for an expert real estate agent. "
-Iain Scott, Client
"11/10/2014 - jonmorato Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Novato, CA. As the buyer to our home, Connie & Roberta was very responsive to request of our needs and the process went very smoothly! Home buying is not easy, but they help make it be as painless as possible. "
-Jon Morato, Client