Testimonials

" Nevis and Ardizzone Team is THE dream team.

 

We first connected with Michael about 6 months ago, and toured one of the Nevis and Ardizzone Team's listings, a beautiful house, we liked the house, but things did not line up at the time. Michael stayed in touch with us, and provided off market opportunities. The whole process was very pleasant and no sales pressure at all. By around Christmas, Michael showed us another off market house, and we liked it and decided to make an offer for the house.

 

After touring the house for the 2nd time, we changed our mind. By then, Michael and his team had already drafted the offer for us ready to submit. We felt bad, but Michael was really cool about it. We really appreciated that. After New Year, we decided to tour the first house we toured with Michael again. This time, the stars were all lined up with help from the Nevis and Ardizzone Team. It was truly a team effort. Rick helped us to reach out to the county engineering geologist, Steve helped us to connect with vendors to make the house ready for us, Jennifer was essential in making sure the process was as smooth as possible, and John is our dog's favorite neighbor. Of course, this could not have been possible without Michael's expertise in the local market. We relied heavily on his professional opinions. Because of his integrity and professionalism, we entrusted Nevis and Ardizzone Team to represent us as well. Michael and his team made it happen, the dream team got us our dream house. I highly recommend the Nevis and Ardizzone Team."

          Andy  |  Saratoga

 

"It was a joy and very positive experience working with the Nevis and Aridizzone team. My sincerest thank you for all their excellent support and efforts in selling my home, and most important, getting top dollar, especially the fact that we set a new high $/sq ft for the area!!! Proof that everything was done right in preparing, marketing and negotiating the sale of my home! Congratulations team!"

          Keith  |  San Jose

 

"We worked with Michael to buy our home in Los Gatos and he was, by far, the best agent we've ever worked with! We've bought over a dozen homes over the year and some really good agents, but Michael just takes it to another level. We would drive down streets in Los Gatos and he had sold so many homes over the years, that he knew the owners and backstory on every home we drove past. In fact, we ended up purchasing a home that he had represented the seller a few years prior, so he had a ton of background and knew all of the ins and outs of the home already. Beyond being extremely knowledgeable of Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga, Micheal is extremely patient and detailed oriented in helping you find the perfect home for your family. We were frugal and putting far under asking offers in an extremely hot market when everything was getting multiple offers and going for way over asking. It was a tough strategy in a tough market, but Micheal was patient with us all the way and it ended up paying off in the end and we couldn't be happier with our new home!"

 

          Tom  |  Los Gatos

"It was such great pleasure to work with John and Rick - actually, John helped us purchase our first Saratoga house back 2009. It was nearly a one year journey after we searched, looked and bid on 5 different houses in Saratoga, which we missed out on all of the bids. In one bid, we missed by 0.01% in margin to another buyer. Eventually, we realized that the agent needs to have local knowledge and a strong network in the region. We decided to fire our agent and hired John and the Nevis and Ardizzone team, who helped us buy our beautiful house in Saratoga.

This year we had John and Rick help again to sell our current house and buy a new house in a neighborhood nearby. Rick knows the market very well and is well connected with other selling agents. We were able to lock-in and close the transaction on our dream home before it went on the market. More importantly, our beautiful current house was sold at top dollar with a significant premium to our asking price. It was done in 5 days with more than 10 offers during Covid when we were so busy on working, buying and moving to our new house.

It is a bonus, and very important to their clients, that Rick and John are well connected with other partners, such as contractors/painters/inspectors/roofers, etc... It was very critical for us to be able to hire the needed contractors to bid and work on our new house quickly after the closing, because we wanted to move out of our old house and put it onto the market ASAP. All the contractors are super busy this last 6 months due to the hot housing market. Steve was able to make all the arrangements and get the jobs done in a timely manner. As a result, we bought the new house and sold our old house within 3 months. It was something we didn't expect, and thanks to this amazing team.

My wife and I are pretty sure that we will hire Rick and John again for our next houses."

          Qing  |  Saratoga

 

 

"Thank you so much, John - above all for your solid evenness at more than one moment when this sale seemed almost but never entirely impossible. I truly would not be where I am now without your advice and your calm capability.

You put together a linkage of people that gradually brought our unclearly defined seventy-year-old dormant subdivision in Monte Sereno forward into full legal and economic life.

 

The sale of both the lots to neighbor Gordon and their remaining undeveloped open space is extra wonderful and only half expected.

 

From the beginning, I was nearly certain he'd buy the canyon lot but I never thought the orchard would interest him.

 

This has been a long time coming and some of it has been beyond hard to deal with but overall it's definitely been worth the wait."

          Jay  |  Monte Sereno

"Thank you and your team for getting this done in a remarkable amount of time. Kathi and I are truly appreciative of the work and effort that went into getting all of this done in a short amount of time. Just saying thank you seems like its part of what you do, but in this case it's really pretty special how you managed to get us what we really needed in a remarkable timeframe. But then again, this is what you ALL do!"

 

          Chris & Kathi  |  Monte Sereno

 

 

“Michael is highly knowledgeable and professional and a delight to work with and is part of a wonderful team that includes Rick, John and Steve. The team is collaborative and works seamlessly together. Michael exhibited tremendous patience and ingenuity, which included finding off market opportunities for us to view. He is a skilled negotiator and we felt confident and comfortable having him negotiate the purchase of our new home. He exhibited creativity during the negotiation process and walked us through the cumbersome purchase agreement, inspection reports and was able to get trades professionals on extremely short notice to assess and answer any and all of our concerns. In this purchase, Michael and Rick made sure we had a full set of architectural plans to review prior to making an offer and were able to arrange for both the home builder and architect to walk through the property with us prior to contingency removal. We highly recommend Michael and the entire team, who are not only experts in the area, but more importantly genuine, warm, honest and good people.”

          Bill & Joan  |  Los Gatos

“Thank you, so much, for all the hard work, counsel, and guidance you have given to us to facilitate our home sale ... wow! We are so happy to have been able to realize this success in such a short time and in such a precarious time in our world.  We couldn’t have done this without you and the whole team at Compass and Compass Concierge. We are eternally grateful to you.”

 

          Janie & Humberto  |  Campbell

 

"We had a challenging situation with an older home to sell, one which had local historical significance (which added to the challenge) and one which needed considerable attention.  John and Rick were there for us every step of the way.  They stayed the course, kept the process upbeat and professional, and found just the right person to purchase our family home.   We highly recommend them to help you as well."

 

          Sheila & Jeff  |  Saratoga

 

 

“We’ve bought and sold two homes prior to Michael, and we were amazed at the level of service, attention to detail, and wealth of knowledge.  It was as if we had been playing JV, and with Michael, we were with the varsity team. Michael is honest, straight forward, diligent, and excellent at explaining all levels of jargon into human consumable information.”

           Don  |  Monte Sereno


 


“Rick and Michael made our first buying experience a breeze.  They were available with good advice and excellent recommendations.  We’ll definitely call them the next time we're looking for a house!”

            Sam & Lilly  |  San Jose



“Today, your work to sell our family home is complete.  I want to thank you for your kindness, your sensitivity, your diligence, and your expertise.  It has truly been a pleasure to work with you.  Thank you for a job well done!”

            Maggie  |  Saratoga



“It is my opinion, the knowledge and overall ‘know-how’s this team is unsurpassed.  This is the second transaction I have used this team for.  During both transactions (Both buying and selling my home) I was always pleased and felt well represented and protected.”

            Nancy  |  Saratoga



“Thank you so much for all of your help and hard work through the process of selling our home.  Thanks for being so thorough and understanding.  So many times you provided peace of mind and calm in the midst of the chaos.  We could not have done it without you.”

           Krista & Kara  |  Los Gatos

 

 

 

"Above and Beyond. That’s the best way I can describe our experience with Michael Nevis. We met Michael at an open house for a property he had listed. His style and approach was professional and engaging – and he really represented his seller well…and comfortable. We weren’t looking seriously – but walked away with the feeling that when we were ready to sell one of our two houses – he would be someone we would call. And we did…and more. Since that time – Michael has represented us as a seller’s agent for two homes, and was our buyer’s agent as we’ve purchased the property (vacant land) of our dreams. Both homes sold in record time and for very close to asking due to his great marketing, his network of contacts in the real estate field, and he guidance through offer and counter offer process. That might be enough for some…the pure results are there – which are amazing (did I mention one house had been on and off the market for 4 years?).  There’s more to Michael than just being a knowledgeable and successful professional. He is has a huge amount of understanding and compassion for the emotional aspects that come with buying and selling. He understood that this house we were selling was more than dirt and wood…selling a home where your kids have grown is quite emotional – and Michael understood that and supported us through the emotions that came.  Not to mention – he drove right up to our new property when our car got stuck in the mud and helped us!  Above and beyond…professionally and personally.”

            Tiffaney  |  Los Gatos


 


“My experience with Michael Nevis has been great. He has patience and a fantastic knowledge of Bay Area real estate. Even though we did not end up selling our house he has continued to provide us with advice and counsel regarding real estate in the area. I would refer Michael Nevis to anyone because of his honesty and integrity.”

            Kimberly  |  Los Gatos


 

 

“Michael Nevis helped my husband and I purchase our first home and it was a great experience working with him. He has extensive knowledge of the real estate market in the Bay Area and helped us narrow down neighborhoods, school districts and types of houses. Never having bought or sold a home before, we were very new to the process and a bit overwhelmed by the paperwork, timelines, rules, etc. but Michael patiently helped us through every step of the purchase of our home making sure we had all of the information we needed and could move forward with confidence. We love our new home and had an excellent experience working with Michael from early stages of searching and open houses to the final stages of negotiation – we would refer him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Bay Area.”

            Allison  |  San Jose


 


“My husband and I met Michael at an open house last fall when we were looking to move to the Los Gatos/Saratoga area and we felt an immediate connection to him…Michael was always available when we needed him and he got us the house we were looking for…”

            Julie  |  Saratoga


 


“After trying to sell our home in Saratoga for months, we were in the process of interviewing Realtors and were lucky enough to find Michael Nevis….Their help in writing descriptions, staging the house, arranging open houses and handling all the details was invaluable…we ended up selling the house within weeks, at a fantastic price.  Michael masterfully handled the negotiations with the buyers, supervised the inspections and saved us from several potentially costly mistakes…He made sure that every detail was taken care of. We definitely hope to be able to use him for our future purchases and sales.”

            Tanya  |  Saratoga


 


“Michael worked great as a team and did a terrific job for us in terms of developing a marketing plan, promoting the property, and keeping us informed of progress and status with regular and comprehensive communications.”

            Bill  |  Los Gatos


 


“Your professionalism was present during every step of the process. We will highly recommend you to our friends and family.”

            Casey & Sarah  |  Los Gatos


 


“The pictures and graphics of the house look terrific—-both Gil and I were pleased with the way it was presented.”

            Gil & Dorothy  |  Los Gatos


 


“I met Michael when he sold my friend’s property in Kennedy estates in Los Gatos in June 2013. They were so pleased with him, that I decided to have him handle the sale of my home.  Michael provided an amazing level of service during the sale of my property. He organized the kitchen remodel, master bath remodel, and updating of my 20 year old Victorian style home in Los Gatos. He went above and beyond in helping to complete the project to get my home ready for market, including recruiting his wife to help re-hang the kitchen cabinet doors. His colleague, Monique did an incredible job of choosing and purchasing all of the items necessary for the remodel to keep my costs low, and the property looking great, and up to date. Because of their amazing job, I got an offer 4 days after listing the house, and closed 6 weeks later. Michael’s integrity, honesty, and ability to get results is hard to come by in today’s real estate market.  I will be a client for life based on the service that Michael provided during this sale, and could not offer a higher recommendation. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.”

            Denise, MD  |  Los Gatos


 


 “Relocating from the East Coast with little notice and two teenagers isn’t easy – Michael was a God send. He helped us with every detail, was frank and honest in his assessments of the market and our needs, and found us the perfect place within the week. Quite significantly, he got it all to closing on our crunched time schedule.  He’s also been generous with his time and advice since then – we’ve done some work to our “new” home and wouldn’t have taken a step without his counsel. His knowledge and understanding of our new found “community” has been invaluable. Can’t imagine trying to buy or sell around here without him!”

            Ellen  |  Los Gatos


 


“An awesome agent. Michael has been my agent on 9 (!) Los Gatos real estate deals – both buying and selling, since 1994. He’s a tier 1 professional in the field: understands both sides of the process (buy/sell) and always is there for his clients.  He understands the market, the region and homes themselves -and knows how to get deals done. I’ve experienced other “agents” – and Michael is a shining example of what an agent should be and always represents his client’s needs. The best of the best.  Not only would I select him again, I’d be hard-pressed to trust anyone else.”

            Derek  |  Los Gatos


 


“Michael Nevis has handled many real estate transactions for us over the past 15 years — and we can’t imagine anyone more knowledgeable, more personable, more responsive, and more sincerely concerned about our specific situation each and every time….He is dedicated to helping us achieve our goals and has the rare quality……He and his team are always on top of the latest market developments and more than capable of the basics of listing, staging, arranging open houses, and most importantly, negotiating the final details of closing the transactions —- always with our wants and needs foremost in his mind….There are no other agents as knowledgeable as Michael — he has taught other agents the ins and outs of the field for years — and we trust him implicitly and completely. If you believe you deserve the best in the business for your real estate needs, Michael Nevis is the best and only choice. Period.”

            Henry  |  Los Gatos


 


“Throughout the entire process, Michael provided us with sound guidance and advice, and did not simply tell us what we might have wanted to hear…I would work with them again without hesitation…I knew that when we decided to sell, finding the right realtor(s) was critical. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Michael.”

            Laura  |  Saratoga


 


“I am pleased to strongly endorse Michael Nevis from Alain Pinel as real estate support for relocating executives. Michael is highly personable, highly professional, and highly knowledgeable.”

            Bill  |  Almaden


 


“We needed a team experienced in relocating executives, and we were nothing but impressed. We would highly recommend this team and believe they would be the best choice.”

            Dave & Barbara  |  Los Gatos