“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” -Wisdom from Roger Staubach, NFL Hall of Famer and Texas real estate mogul.
Going the extra mile isn’t just a race to the finish line - for me it’s second nature. Being resourceful, working tirelessly, staying flexible and seeking the best solutions is the way I do business. I hold myself to the highest standards of integrity and service all while keeping a positive outlook. My roots as a native New Yorker shine in my simple philosophy:
Be honest and straightforward. Always treat people with respect.
Real estate decisions have a powerful impact on your lifestyle - emotions often run high. It is important that I be a good listener. My goal is that my clients feel they have been heard. I keep them fully informed throughout the process. I’m just a phone call away.
From beginning to end, I make the process as easy and trouble-free as possible.
For buyers, it is not just finding another house. I help you find your next home. As Steve Jobs once mused,
“If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.
As with all matters of the heart, You'll know when you find it.”
For sellers, my service goes far beyond listing your home. There is preparing your home for sale, marketing and thoroughly vetting the offers you receive. When it comes to getting you absolutely the best deal, you will find me to be a formidable negotiator. My deal-making skills were acquired and honed during my 25-years in trading rooms on Wall Street.
So, at my core, after all my chest-pounding about who-I-am and what-I-can-do-for-you, I still try to be a nice guy - just ask the small children and dogs who love me.
I look forward to getting to know you and finding ways I can help.
What People are Saying
I worked with Lou for several years to find my home. As a first- time home buyer, I relied heavily on his knowledge and expertise. Lou was also highly attuned to my needs and desires, drawing out my housing vision with specificity that I was unable to articulate on my own. During my search process, my family configuration changed and consequently so did my housing needs. Lou remained patient and reliable. I truly felt that he was just as committed to me finding the perfect home as I was.
As a realtor Lou Colaneri is knowledgeable and a joy to work with. But even more, as a person, we found in Lou someone who embodies authenticity, trust, rigor, heart and true partnership.
Lou stuck with us for two years, until our family found the home of our dreams. He was sensitive to our needs as multi- racial, multi-generational, queer-identified family, in the midst of a rollercoaster adoption ride. We saw him at ease and build relationship with toddlers and our octogenarians.
Lou really listened to us, to what we said we wanted – and to what we didn’t say. Even when we thought we’d found the right house, Lou respectfully reminded us of what was truly important; he did not let us settle or compromise our criteria in order to close a deal. To every single person who has asked us about recommendations for realtors, we have referred Lou and only Lou.
Lou Colaneri is a fantastic, warm and thoughtful agent. Lou helped us search for a single family home from the Richmond Heights to Hercules. He’s very personable – in fact, the first time I met him was at his open house. He got up, shook my hand and was the first agent to ask about our family’s needs. He said to call him and he will sit down with us to get know us better. And that’s what he did – through conversations and looking at multiple houses. He fine tuned our search and directed us towards suitable homes and steered us away from those that did not fit our needs and budget. We never felt pressured. Lou was eager to look at as many houses as we wanted and was very patient, especially with a toddler in tow. We were always comfortable at looking at houses. Lou would provide his opinion when asked and during the whole process would ask us for our thoughts and opinions.
With his straightforward manner and knowledge of the Bay Area market, Lou guided us with sound advice with our two offers and negotiated superbly with our accepted offer. He understands the dynamic of the real estate market, communicates well with us and other agents. During the escrow process, Lou provided several recommendations and helped us with reports and answered every question we had. He’s very responsive with emails, phone calls and tests. I would highly recommend him to friends and family because he cares about his clients and will work hard for them. After moving and settling in, we are still touch with Lou and he visited us to ensure a smooth move-in. He is a stellar agent.
It was a great pleasure to work with Lou. He was always a professional and a fighter for my best interests. No matter the challenge, Lou Fought for me and was successful at every turn. He was able to help me achieve my dream and I am eternally grateful. His local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness and negotiation skills combined with his honesty - I am honored to say that he is the best realtor I have ever worked with.
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