What Clients Say About Lydia
My Bid was Number
I asked Lydia to acquire a home for me in Marin as a
speculative venture. I needed a house that was under priced or would
appreciate significantly if improved. She had half dozen prospects for me
to inspect in short order. I am happy to say that I did find a suitable
house and beat out three other bidders in part to Lydia's savvy about the
value of this property and how to present the offer so it was number one.
Get her as your Marin County real estate agent for sure.
Artistry in Home
Improvement and Garden Design
I've known Lydia Treadway for a long
time. She has done design work for me in my home. She is a talented person
who has a unique combination of talents and skills which include being
a fine artist and an incomparable home improver. She has a Master's of
Fine Arts degree. But she is no impractical artist. She has the vision
to see what a home can be and knows everything from replacing a roof,
which walls to rip out, to masonry work. On a steep hillside lot, she
created a magnificent terraced garden--and has become a Consulting Rosarian
in order to tend her roses. An engaging, warm and capable person, she
does whatever it takes to get a job done well. She is looking for a new
house for my husband and me. I strongly recommend her if you are buying
or selling a house in Marin or want ideas to improve your present home.
Gloria Fraser, MSW
Lydia Found My Dream
Just before the market went crazy in Marin during
the late 1990s, I had connected with a realtor who just didn’t
listen to a word I was saying when I told her what I wanted, where I
wanted to live and what I could afford. It was a frustrating experience
and I came out of the experience with a very low opinion of those involved
in the real estate industry. When the market started to go crazy for
both sales and rentals, I thought I did not stand a chance to get into
a house as a first time buyer. Then somebody introduced me to Lydia Treadway.
Even though I told Lydia what I thought of realtors at that point, she
just smiled and said she would get me into a place. As the market went
totally crazy, I decided that there was no chance of me ever getting
into my own home-I had even planned a job and house finding trip to another
city in another state. Lydia convinced me that I could buy a home.
Within a month or two Lydia had found a number of homes that I could
afford and helped me get into a great place. She even helped me get financing
that cost me less per month than the rent I was paying before I bought
When my job site changed and I felt the commute was too far, Lydia called
me before I had a chance to call her. She worked with us to sell our
home quickly and for a good price. Our neighbors at the time had put
there house on the market at the same time. Their house languished on
the market for months before selling for less than ours.
Lydia then helped us find the perfect house. I had joked with my partner
about wanting a house next to green space with a ¼ acre yard with
hardwood floors lots of windows, a 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
and a spacious feel to it-and I wanted it for an affordable price. Even
though I never told Lydia this was my dream home, this is what she found
for us-in a fantastic neighborhood with great neighbors as well! And
again, Lydia helped us find an excellent mortgage broker who was able
to provide us with financing that met our needs to a “T”.
Lydia was even able to connect us to excellent resources in order to
accomplish a few needed repairs on the new property. A few years ago
I never would have believed that I could own such a wonderful home in
such a wonderful neighborhood.
Lydia is an absolute wonder, an exceptional professional who has an
exceptional awareness of the Marin Real Estate Market and a profound
intuition and awareness of her client’s needs and desires. Lydia
also really listens. She has changed my opinion of Realtors as people
and professionals who are indispensable in navigating the market, and
of all the realtors I have met and had to interact with, Lydia is by
far the best and most responsive to her clients. In realty matters, I
would not work with anybody but Lydia!
R.N., M.S., A.N.P.-C
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
Lydia is the Best I Have Worked With
After having worked with other realtors I can confidently
say that Lydia Treadway is the best. She is intuitive, attentive to detail,
honest and she doesn’t just hear you talking-she listens to what
you are saying. She was able to get me into a home during the peak market
of the “dot com” era, a market with buyers that were outbidding
me by tens of thousands of dollars on fixer uppers. She was diligent
in finding places that would meet my needs and that I could afford. She
kept me motivated when I was ready to throw in the towel and move out
of the area. Lydia called me three years after the purchase of my first
property just as it was becoming too small for my needs-to tell me is
was time to upgrade from my condo and get into a house. With Lydia’s
guidance and skills I know own a house that will be my home for many
years to come. It is a wonderful home which brings me great joy every
time I come home to it, and every moment I spend in it. I tease her about
being an angel, how else could she know and do as much as she does without
I highly recommend her for anyone’s real estate needs. She is a truly great Marin County Realtor!
San Rafael, CA
This Old House
|I am a contractor and buy houses in Sonoma and Marin County to fix up and resell.
Lydia Treadway acted as my Realtor and worked with me to buy a view
property in Marin. I was surprised to find that she knows a great deal
about building, how a house is situated on the lot, view corridors, and
especially interior remodeling ideas. She has experience in doing lots of
remodels herself. This is unusual in a Realtor. Her judgment worked out
for me and I will take many of her suggestions in renovating this house.
There is no doubt that Lydia Treadway will be my sales agent when I am
finished with this project. She knows how to get a good price for my
property and I find working with her is easy because she answers every
call and right away. She knows what she is doing.
Leaving Our Home of
Lydia Made It Easier
|We sold our home of 25 years after lots of emotional ups
and downs. It was time to move to a smaller place but we didn't want to
leave the house we loved for so long. We did have the house on the market
one year earlier and couldn't sell it. Then Lydia Treadway accepted the
challenge, took over our listing, and made things work immediately. Her
advertising and contacts brought us lots of bids and very quickly! We we
were shocked and nervous about selling, but she stayed with us, calmed our
worries, and made the process much easier. We sold the house for more than
the asking price! The buyers were happy and we were thrilled. Then Lydia
found us just what we were looking for in our new place and closed the
deal promptly so we could be settled. She got us a bargain. The next year
our new place went way up in value. Thank you, Lydia, for being patient
with us and so smart in Real Estate deals.
Wm. & M. Foti
Buying Your First
House Is A BIG DEAL!
|When you are just starting out and trying to buy your first
house, it is stress a hundred times over! Lydia was right there for me and
guided me through all the complications so that I now have my new
Townhouse in Marin. I barely had enough down payment and really needed her
encouragement to seek out ways to make this deal work. It was touch and
go. Lydia was there to represent me in the negotiations and present my
bid. It has really been a great deal financially for me besides having my
own place to live. Thanks to Lydia helping me through this purchase. She
cared about finding me a place I could afford and listened to all my
anxious questions. She knows what she is doing in the marketplace. I
recommend her to anyone wanting to go into real estate.
Our Best Coach for
a First Time Homebuyer
|Lydia is a terrific coach. As first time homebuyers our
resources were limited and our expectations high. With Lydia we found the
right property. It was a probate sale and the process was emotionally
trying. Lydia was constantly available to work through the details and
help us prepare for a competitive offer situation. We believe that our
offer was selected from the three offers made because our financing was in
order, title and escrow work had begun and we were clear in our intent. A
realtor must be able to find a property for you, but it is equally
essential to work with a realtor who can structure your offer to be
accepted and negotiate all the little details along the way to closing.
Lydia is that realtor and coach.
Thanks for getting me a home in Marin.
Lydia Found My
I had a list of requirements, very specific, that I
presented to Lydia. In two days she called with literally the perfect
property. Someone else's offer had been accepted before I could bid on it.
However, Lydia then went on to pepper the neighborhood with flyers and
contacted the owners to see if anyone else might be interested in selling.
She turned up two options, one of which I now own. I feel that Lydia
'solicited' the perfect home for me. If not for her very pro-active
effort, I would not be where I am today. It was the only time a realtor
had gone beyond looking at the MLS book or computer screen for me.
Eleanor A. M.
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