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Besides being incredibly knowledgeable, professional and proactive, Dara and Ronni are the kindest, most caring, amazing realtors.

They both have been our source of positive energy during the stressful process of buying a house in the extremely competitive Bay Area real estate market. Million thanks are not enough to express our gratitude to Dara and Ronni who were by our side every step of the way, they were available at all times including late evenings, providing us great advice and guidance. If it wasn’t for Dara and Ronni, I have no doubt that we wouldn’t be able to call home the most wonderful house that we fell in love with the first time we walked in. What makes Dara and Ronni the best of the best realtors is their genuine care for the people they represent, unparalleled thoughtfulness and attention to the smallest details, dedication and commitment to going far BEYOND “above and beyond”. In conclusion, Dara and Ronni are the best of the best realtors, a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who wants their dream house to become reality as they’re are not stopping after going the “extra mile”, they’re willing to go “extra thousand miles” for the people they represent.

Laura V.

Dara and Ronni were stellar throughout our first-time home buying experience!

Since my wife and I were coming from SF and had little to no knowledge of the Walnut Creek / Contra Costa County region, we selected Dara & Ronni specifically for their knowledge of the neighborhoods. Dara set up the open house visits to make it seamless on our end, walked us through the entire process, and in the end, we were able to put together an attractive offer for our first home. Dara & Ronni were highly responsive, communicative, and they took time to answer any and all of our questions no matter how trivial. 10/10 would go with them again if we ever decide to purchase another home in the area.

Adrian P.

Dara was recommended to me by a good friend, who went to elementary school with her.

When I told my friend (who grew up in Walnut Creek) we were considering the area, she knew that Dara, and Ronni, would be a great fit. She was right on, as Dara and Ronni are experts in this area. On our home buying journey (which lasted over a year) Dara never gave up on us (even when I started to lose hope). My only regret was not listening to her sooner, and not being more aggressive in the beginning of our home search. Eventually, we settled on a sweet house but it was no picnic getting home. It was a journey to find it, and we have Dara and Ronni to thank for it. Patience is a virtue and good Real Esate agents earn their salary. Thank you for helping us find our way home:)

Christine Collins

My name is Esther Shiffer and I recently sold my house in Round Hill in Alamo.

My realtors were Ronni Schwartz and Dara Buzzard.Since I am 77 years old and in very poor health, I needed a very special realtor who could understand my limitations and help when the tasks became too much.That is exactly what I found in Ronni and Dara. They were with me every step of the way, from preparing the house to be sold, to packing , staging and moving. Far more help than realtors are required to provide. I doubt I could have chosen a better team of realtors. The house was priced right for the market and sold within a few days at almost half a million more than advertised. I would recommend Ronni Schwartz and Dara Buzzard to any one needing a capable, reliable realtor team.

Esther Shiffer

This was our first time buying a home and we had a great experience with Dara!

We found Dara online and after a quick interview, we knew she would be perfect for us. She knows Walnut Creek like the back of her hand and that's the expertise we were looking for. She scheduled all our home visits efficiently and gave us honest opinions when we asked for it. We loved that she was on the same page as us and didn't give up when we came up empty. And when we found our home (19 houses later.. ;D), she knew it was the right one also. Ronni was also a big help in making sure we had everything in order. We enjoyed working with this team and would not hesitate to work with them again!

Renee Papas

Buying a home is such a stressful situation at the best of times.

.. thank you Dara & Ronni for making this one of the smoothest & most effortless transactions we have ever done. Not only did you help find us this dream of a house you advised & guided us with both agent professionalism as well as taking a personal interest in every step of the process. Nothing was too much trouble for you & your attention to detail was off the charts! In a world where good service is hard to come by you ladies are definitely the gold standard! We are eternally grateful to both of you & honestly cannot recommend your services enough.

Tania Zimelka

Dara & Ronni were amazing!

They helped us navigate the whole East Bay with confidence, providing expert knowledge of the area, the schools, and neighborhood vibe. We had a lot of moving parts as we sold my bachelor pad and searched for our family ‘forever home’… it should be been a super stressful experience but Dara and Ronni were kind, patient, and flexible helping us search and negotiate to get the best deal on a house our 11 month old fell in love with. It was simply reassuring to know they were in our corner through the whole process.

Jay Runquist

Ronni and Dara are the best!

My wife and I were looking for a home in Danville for our family, and they were so dedicated to helping us every step of the way. Their patience and persistence in helping us find a home was amazing. Their knowledge of the market and their insights were incredibly valuable. We give them our highest recommendation.

Brad Zucker

We were first time home buyers and were looking for a realtor who had expertise and knowledge with Eichler homes.

Dara came highly recommended and we were so happy to work with her. She knew the type of home we were searching for and the minute one came on the market that fit our needs, she immediately reached out to us. She was beyond helpful throughout the entire process and was always responsive to all of our questions. We are so glad to have worked with Dara and Ronni and will recommend them to others! Because of Dara we are now living in our dream home!

Carilu Melander

Dara and Ronni are truly the dynamic duo.

The care and thought put into ensuring you have the best experience during what can be stressful time is unparalleled. We sold our condo and bought a home while having 2 babies under 2 and during the beginning of the shelter in place. They made it a pleasure, which is sayin a lot. I can't recommend working with them highly enough!

Amy Havea

Dara and Ronni are incredible partners.

They were keenly aware of our desires, needs, and even our concerns. Their expertise gave us great confidence even in this highly competitive market. They took the time to advise us on every detail to ensure we had an enjoyable, exciting and stress-free process when purchasing our home. I can't recommend them enough. I hope to work with them again! Huge thanks to them both!!!

Tara Cyphers

"Working with Dara was an absolute delight!

From our initial reach-out to signing and closing, Dara was with us every step of the way and made something as complex as a real estate transaction feel incredibly simple (and even fun!) Dara brings a wealth of knowledge of the Bay Area real estate market, both as an agent but also as someone who has lived in the area her entire life. Her thoughts and feedback were hugely informative through the different phases of our house hunt, especially so as we narrowed in on a couple of areas in the Orinda / Walnut Creek area. Once we found “the house” Dara’s knowledge and instinct of the area really helped inform the way we landed in putting our offer together; which we ultimately won out on over several competing bids at the very first house we put an offer on. Both my wife and I are SO pleased to have been introduced to Dara and highly recommend her."

Sean Whipps

Dara is extremely knowledgeable about the Walnut Creek market and expertly guided us towards the purchase of our first home (which we love).

Shes exceedingly patient, optimistic, kind, and amazing with kids! We were on a tight deadline to buy and she was able to score us a great house at a great price in just a few weeks (a miracle in this market!). House shopping with a toddler was challenging at times, but Dara was so amazing with our daughter that she would be so excited to see Dara each time we met to view a home. We loved working with Dara and highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase their dream home.

S. Baker

Dara and Ronni are such an incredible team!

I just bought my first home and I always felt 100% supported with them and always felt they had my back and my best interest at heart. It is so important to have a realtor you can trust and the trust I have in them is priceless. They are so knowledgeable, savvy, smart and kind- a rare combination that means so much when you’re dealing with such important transactions! They have helped other family members buy (and sell) the perfect home and we all love them and would recommend them in a heartbeat for any of your real estate needs.

Liane Baskin
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"Working with Dara was an absolute delight! From our initial reach-out to signing at closing, Dara was with us every step of the way and made something as complex as a real estate transaction feel incredibly simple (and even fun!) Dara brings a wealth of knowledge of the Bay Area real estate market, both as an agent but also as someone who has lived in the area her entire life. Her thoughts and feedback were hugely informative through the different phases of our house hunt, especially so as we narrowed in on a couple of areas in the Orinda / Walnut Creek area. Once we found “the house” Dara’s knowledge and instinct of the area really helped inform the way we landed up putting our offer together; which we ultimately won out on over several competing bids at the very first house we out an offer on.Both my wife and I are SO pleased to have been introduced to Dara and highly recommend her."
5 /5.0
by Sean Whipps
"Besides being incredibly knowledgeable, professional and proactive, Dara and Ronni are the kindest, most caring, amazing realtors. They both have been our source of positive energy during the stressful process of buying a house in the extremely competitive Bay Area real estate market.Million thanks are not enough to express our gratitude to Dara and Ronni who were by our side every step of the way, they were available at all times including late evenings, providing us great advice and guidance. If it wasn’t for Dara and Ronni, I have no doubt that we wouldn’t be able to call home the most wonderful house that we fell in love with the first time we walked in.What makes Dara and Ronni the best of the best realtors is their genuine care for the people they represent, unparalleled thoughtfulness and attention to the smallest details, dedication and commitment to going far BEYOND “above and beyond”. In conclusion, Dara and Ronni are the best of the best realtors, a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who wants their dream house to become reality as they’re are not stopping after going the “extra mile”, they’re willing to go “extra thousand miles” for the people they represent."
5 /5.0
by Laura I
"Dara is extremely knowledgeable about the Walnut Creek market and expertly guided us towards the purchase of our first home (which we love). She’s exceedingly patient, optimistic, kind, and amazing with kids! We were on a tight deadline to buy and she was able to score us a great house at a great price in just a few weeks (a miracle in this market!). House shopping with a toddler was challenging at times, but Dara was so amazing with our daughter that she would be so excited to see Dara each time we met to view a home. We loved working with Dara and highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase their dream home."
5 /5.0
by sahmadi
"We were ready to sell our family home of 39 years and knew it would be both emotional and a lot of hard work. Dara & Ronni were recommended to us by our daughter, she had gone to school with Dara 30 years ago and had heard great things about her and her mom working as a team. We met at our home with them for our interview and they were a perfect fit to go ahead with our sale. Not only were they encouraging but so knowledgeable with many service people to help get our home ready for its presentation to the sale market. We were so encouraged by their professionalism with every aspect of the process of getting the house ready. We had quite the accumulation of “stuff” to get through and their resourcefulness was incredible. Donation spots, storage suggestions and before you know it the house was ready for staging. Dara & Ronni are both warm, caring, patient, supportive and easy to work with. We enjoyed our experience with them and look forward to our next endeavor. We are forever grateful to them both and recommend them for your selling or buying process."
5 /5.0
by barbedwyer
"We were first time home buyers and were looking for a realtor who had expertise knowledge with Eichler homes. Dara came highly recommended and we were so happy to work with her. She knew the type of home we were searching for and the minute one came on the market that fit our needs, she immediately reached out to us. She was beyond helpful throughout the entire process and was always responsive to all of questions. We are so glad to have worked with Dara and Ronni and will recommend them to others! Because of Dara we are now living in our dream home!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20160706165731617
"Dara and Ronni's services exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend this extraordinary team.When my parents decided to sell my childhood home, I knew it would be challenging. My friend from middle school, Dara and her mom were the dynamic duo we needed.My parents undertook the painstaking task of cleaning out our treasures from the last 40+ years. Dara and Ronni were there to provide advice and tips to help get the home ready for market. My parents made a last minute decision to stage their home, and the results were stunning.Dara and Ronni were absolutely wonderful, from start to finish. I appreciated Dara's empathetic open ears, the detailed updates, and well executed marketing.Selling a house can be nerve-wracking, luckily we had Dara and Ronni, who made the entire process as smooth and manageable as possible. This team's expertise helped boost the sale price and visibility on the home my parents sold. Their attention to detail, and professionalism helped us get multiple offers, and get into contract within 6 days on the market.Dara and Ronni helped us deal with what could have been a daunting experience. These two are kind, responsive, and highly experienced in the Bay Area market. Dara and Ronni provided guidance, and assisted us through the process, and ensured a seamless selling experience."
5 /5.0
by EDB 415
"All I can say is that Dara and Ronni are amazing! The level of customer service was beyond any expectations…they are like a one-two punch…Ronni is so knowledgeable about the industry after being in it for such a long time and Dara…the only way I can explain her is…she is like a dream. Always in touch, always reading the market, always figuring out the best ways to market the house and getting buyers in. We have had such a superb experience (including the support staff) and I can’t recommend them enough. A totally immersive, personalized experience, especially in this tough mortgage-rate market. With Ronni and Dara you cannot go wrong! And at the end of it…I will always consider lifelong friends!"
5 /5.0
by atwal seema
"Dara and Ronni are such an incredible team! I just bought my first home and I always felt 100% supported with them and always felt they had my back and my best interest at heart. It is so important to have a realtor you can trust and the trust I have in them is priceless. They are so knowledgeable, savvy, smart and kind- a rare combination that means so much when you’re dealing with such important transactions! They have helped other family members buy (and sell) the perfect home and we all love them and would recommend them in a heartbeat for any of your real estate needs."
5 /5.0
by ositaliane
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