Once in a while you get to work with someone that really makes a difference between a real estate transaction and a great experience. Kathy Hayden is that someone. I recently purchased a property she had listed in Callahan CA.
I found the property on your website which I had been looking at for the past 2 years. The difficult part in this whole thing was I made an offer in May but I was going to be in Alaska commercial salmon fishing June-July and would be out of touch with most of the known world. There were a few dicey situations that came up and she competently took care of them such as ownership of a well. If she hadn’t the deal would not have gone through.
I wanted to take a minute to let you know you have an all-star working for you.
“As a physician in a busy private practice, I have the privilege of meeting many interesting people in life in a variety of settings. In time, I have come to a very basic, but I think important realization. The most brilliant and technically gifted individual cannot attain any meaningful success in the absence of integrity and strong interpersonal skills. Bruce’s personality, work ethic, and real estate expertise are a perfect distillation of this concept. Those fortunate enough to know him would certainly agree that his insight into, and passion for rural real estate are overshadowed only by his humble and warm personality. His kindness and calm demeanor made me, my wife and small children feel instantly at ease…..He is among very few people whom I can genuinely say I would entrust with the lives of my loved ones. I know I will stay in touch with him for many, many years to come.”
-Dr. Shawn Skaife, M.D.
Todd has been unbelievably patient, available, and skilled. He has guided delicate, emotional negotiations between me and the previous owner. He has found creative solutions to seemingly unsurmountable logistic problems. Helped me navigate County and Coastal regulations. Sat thru endless meetings with me. Showed with tools when needed. And lent me his three teenage kids for a day of on-site adventure cleanup!
During what should have been intensely stressful, he reminds me that property ownership should be fun… It has truly been a pleasure working with him.
G.G. Mendocino County, CA
I wanted to send you a personal note to reiterate Judy’s comments about how glad we are that we switched to work with you & appreciate all you did to help us.
Best of luck to you & your business!
-Seller of Rocking R Ranch
A big thank you to you and your colleagues for the excellent job you did on this transaction. Your knowledge, patience, and willingness to help us whenever you could was greatly appreciated.
-Buyer of The Teal Club
December 8, 2015
“To Whom It May Concern,
We recently purchased a ranch in California and had a great experience with realtor James Martin of California Outdoor Properties. Jim is experienced, knowledgeable and professional; he has a lot of contacts in real estate and banking and he is a really nice person! Jim is attentive and a reliable communicator, both of which are extremely important in real estate transactions.
Jim answered every one of our questions promptly and was readily accessible by both email and phone. Jim is dedicated to client satisfaction and has demonstrated that he is willing to go “above and beyond” to help solve problems that may arise. When we had trouble with our lending agency, Jim found an alternate lender that solved the problem within a day and allowed us to complete the purchase of our ranch. Jim also continued to be of help after the purchase was completed.
We highly recommend James Martin without any hesitation. We would also be happy to talk about our experience, so please feel free to call us if you have any questions.”
Grant and Susan
“Dear Marty and Todd,
Do you realize what you have done? You have made me the happiest person on earth! Thanks to my dear friend, Saied Gborbani, for finding the best specialist there is in outdoor properties.
My dear husband and I worked so hard to purchase and build our business, the Buckeye Ranch, in Vacaville. It was a labor of love – eighteen hours a day, seven days a week – and we loved it.
Fortunately, I began buying another of my dreams fourteen years ago to eventually retire to. After Bob’s passing, twelve years ago, continuing on alone finally was a bit more than I can handle. I needed to retire but did not know who to turn to. I remembered our dear friend Saied, who had always made sure to stop by the Buckeye now and then to be certain things were going well. He searched for the best there is in specializing in ranch properties and found you!
Todd, you and Marty work together as Bob and I did, and that is a wonderful thing! Thank you very much for all you have done to help me and my dreams for the future.”
Very Truly yours,
Heather of Heather Glen
Dear Mr. Renfrew,
My husband and I would like to write you regarding one of your agents, Robin Short, to inform you of the superb work she and CeCe Short did to sell our property in Calistoga. Robin took the lead on this project and is an extremely diligent, patient and good natured person. She undertook a great amount of responsibility and strategizing in order to accomplish a positive outcome.
She helped us through many steps to get the property presentable, including walking the property with a “water witch” to find the exact place to drill a well (they were very successful!). Robin kept us informed about the status of our property, and was always helpful and supportive when we faced obstacles and needed recommendations and follow through. We would like you to know that this sale was very complex and Robin had to deal with many trying personalities. She did this with an always upbeat attitude, much resilience and incredible patience. This was a long process and we are so grateful and thrilled that we were able to sell our parcel with a clean, thorough and positive result.
We recommend Robin without any hesitation whatsoever and thought that you should know of your exemplary agent.
Hi Todd –
Now that escrow has closed on the sale of the Antelope Valley Ranch, we want to tell you how much we appreciate your professionalism and support throughout the process.
You captured the essence of our ranch in your marketing, positioning and media selection.
This led to an efficient sales process that delivered qualified and motivated buyers.
Once escrow opened, you led us through all the hoops without a hitch.
We believe that California Outdoor Properties, your network of brokers and relationship with Cabala’s Trophy Properties made the difference in an efficient, professional and a very successful outcome.
Thanks, and we hope to see you one day, down the road.
Frank and Nancy Sammann
We wanted to extend our gratitude for your assistance in selling the ranch. It was an interesting process, that is for sure, and as with most challenges I believe we are all the better for it. Sandy handled the situation with professionalism and sensitivity, not to mention patience, and the outcome was good for all. In today’s world it is not often that a company is the perfect combination of professional and down to earth client-centered, and with you at the helm California Outdoor Properties is. We truly feel that you and Sandy placed our best interest before yours at every turn, and that is rare indeed.
Thanks again, Todd.
Lee and Holly
“It was such a pleasure to work with CeCe & Robin Short. They are very efficient and made the whole process very easy for me. I would definitely use them again and refer them to my friends and family.”
– Dennis Dellinges
Our move would not have been possible without your help! We have dealt with numerous agents on our path to finding and buying our “forever home” and your knowledge of the business, desire to help both the seller and the buyer, and your patience and willingness to go the extra mile for your clients, far surpasses all agents we have worked with. We truly are grateful for your help and firmly believe it would not have been possible to acquire our new ranch without you as our agent.
Thank You for your time.
Chip Johnson & CJs POLICE K-9s
Todd, you did an excellent job all the way around and I consider you the best ranch broker that I’ve ever known. Thank you very much.”
Sellers of Big Valley Ranch
Good day, Kathy,
What else can be said but “What a beautiful display of our property?!” Thanks for making our day and doing such a beautiful layout. Lisa and I are very pleased with your work … and the photos you took – to make our home look even more lovely and inviting for the viewer – are really good. It’s easy to see why you said “I take pride in my photos.”
Lisa remarked, more than once about the effort and time you put into making them “different and good.” I have to say it certainly paid off!
Tim and Lisa Gregerson
Ceci Dale-Cesmat was the agent representing the Sellers of Eaton Land.
“We had worked with Ceci before and that was our reason for selecting Cabela’s Trophy Properties to represent our property. She is an excellent agent and really knows rural properties.”
“Todd, it has been SUCH a wonderful summer. We continue to discover lakes and trails and just pinch ourselves because every day holds such beauty. The local people are great, too! Just wanted to thank you again for helping us buy our dream. It has surpassed all expectations.”
Owners of Indian Creek, Taylorsville, CA
“It was a real pleasure working with Kathy Hayden. This was a long distance deal and Kathy made it happen without any problems. Great Job!”
We have been busy unpacking and getting settled – I just wanted to let you know how we appreciate your time spent on getting Spanish Springs sold – I have nothing but good things to say about your ethics and professional way of doing business.Spanish Springs was a challenge to sell and you waded through all the problems and issues with grace and composure – A pleasure to do business with – stay in touch.
“We couldn’t have been happier with the job Todd Renfrew did on selling our ranch property in Northern California. Todd was a complete professional. He went way beyond what a “normal” realtor would do! Todd, working through Cabela’s countrywide presence, did a great job of advertising and promoting our ranch. The ads were beautiful, well written, and did the trick. We can’t recommend Todd and Cabela’s high enough.”
Judith Barath-Black & John Black
Santa Cruz, California
Joe and I were very impressed with Todd Renfrew of California Outdoor Properties when we bought the Anderson Ranch in Modoc County in 2006. We have since listed (and sold very quickly) one of our properties and also have our 2080 acre White Horse Canyon Ranch listed with him as well. We have been very satisfied with the marketing efforts of his company and Cabela’s Trophy Properties. They are the best!”
Joe & Judie Brown