Megan and Kaelin provided friendly, attentive and overall awesome service both in selling a house in Palo Alto and buying one in the Santa Cruz area. Their recommendations for what prep work to undertake for selling were honest and open, without any pressure, and the work was without exception on time and of high quality. Their strategy for pricing the sale and how to position the offer was reassuring and the explanations helpful. And in the end, the bottom line: the prices on both sides were great! Thank you!
I love the enhanced name on your FB page. You've helped so many people purchase the perfect home, and I know it's because you have excellent house-hunting skills. You're professional, knowledgeable and personable. I experienced it first hand when you sold my mom's home, and when you helped me purchase my own home. Thanks!
- Laura Davis
Megan was great to work with! As a first time home buyer she was helpful at explaining all the details in every stage of the process. I had a really specific set of requirements, and she was willing to wait until the right house came along instead of pressuring me into one that wasn't perfect. The house I ended up with was better than I ever imagined when I started the process, and it was because of Megan's ability to understand my goals and work with me to accomplish them. Thanks!
- Melina McLarty
We really can’t say enough to recommend Megan Archer as a realtor. When you are in the middle of such major life changes as buying and selling a home, you want to have someone on your side who is confident, calm, intelligent, details-oriented, intuitive, empathetic, and responsive to your questions and concerns. Megan brings all of those qualities to the table and much more.
My husband and I decided, after a lot of thought, that we wanted to sell our home in Campbell and move to the Santa Cruz Mountains to raise our growing family. We did a lot of research on different areas and settled on one particular neighborhood that we felt would be the best match for our family. We knew that to make a competitive offer on a new home, we had to get our house in Campbell sold first. Megan was so organized in helping us to do all the things we needed to do to get our home listed quickly and looking amazing for potential buyers. In less than a week, we were listed and had an open house. Within a few days of being on the market, we had multiple offers well over our asking price. Megan helped us to sort through the multiple offers and details, counter them strategically, and ultimately make a choice for which one would be the best contract for us. Selling our house was much, much easier than I had anticipated and we were very happy with how smoothly the transaction went.
Then it was time to focus on the next part, finding our new home. Because we had targeted such a small area to buy, and there was very little inventory at the time, Megan suggested we send out buyer letters to all the homes in the area. We were skeptical at first that it would work, but sure enough we received a couple of responses from homeowners and agents about homes that were coming on the market in the future. When we first visited the house that we ultimately bought, we knew it was the home for us and Megan helped us to write an offer and get into a contract with the homeowners before the home was on the market. She represented both us and the sellers in the transaction and helped keep things as smooth as possible.
Although she was busy with other clients, we always felt like we were Megan’s top priority. She would respond to our phone calls, emails, and texts quickly day or night. We were particularly impressed by her ability to follow through and close the loop on all of the little questions and details. This is important because we couldn’t possibly have kept track of it all ourselves and it made everything so much easier for us because she is so on top of it. Megan also had a very good sense of what we were looking for in a home and I felt like she really understood us and our priorities. This was so refreshing and really made the process of buying and selling less stressful.
We are so thankful for Megan’s work as our realtor in both selling and buying our homes, and recommend her enthusiastically!
- Sherry Fazzio
Megan and her team did a phenomenal job in helping us sell our home! Megan was friendly, informative and supportive during the whole process. She was compassionate in understanding what a big step this was for us and made the selling process less stressful. Her keen negotiation skills got us well above the asking price!
- Ranay Allred
Since my mom isn't a Yelper, I am posting her review of Megan's services on her behalf.
"My experience with Megan has been great. I have known her since she was a young girl and when we decided to sell our home we called her. The thing about Megan is she is very smart and very reliable. When we sold our home in Almaden in 2008 in 40 days you could really see a difference between our agent and our buyer's agent. She helped us before we put it on the market by taking us to all the homes for sale in our area so we could see for ourselves what the competition was. She explained to us what we should do before we put it on the market to get us the most money. After the sale we bought a home in Paso Robles and again we used Megan. She went through the homes in Paso with us and helped us choose the home we now have. We bought a new home and she helped negotiate our upgrades and even helped us find a great lender. I love her and will always use her. She has even helped our daughter with her first home. I think Megan is great and I'm lucky to have her as a friend and my realtor. She is the only one I will ever use!"
My moms review aside, I also can't speak highly enough for Megan! She has always been good at everything she does and she will be my real estate agent if I ever buy a house.
Honestly Megan changed my families life. Like most parents with kids approaching school age, we were at a crossroads. Our neighborhood was nice, but the schools weren’t great and only going down. The decision to private school or not weighed heavily upon us. Being all but under water in our existing home, we thought we had no options. Megan worked with us to crunch the numbers, figure out the options, our prioritized goals, helped us figure out what we should do. We ultimately used Megan to sell our home and buy our new one. It is worth describing both experiences in detail because they go to show she really is the full Realtor package.
We were very worried about selling our home as we close to underwater depending on the market. The market really was heating up, and Megan had a good sense of the (lack of) inventory and helped us decide to strike as quick as we could. In the matter of days she helped us figure out what needed to be done to get the house ready, helped us find contractors, and even a stager. In the end we felt like the stager wasn’t worth the money and Megan herself stepped in. Instead of “renting” staging stuff from a stager, we used the same money to buy stuff Megan picked out to make our home look beautiful. We got so many comments on how great our staged house looked, and all the beautiful stuff is now residing in my current house. After an open house with countless people, we had 5+ offers. You would think it is easy smooth sailing at that point, but they all had their own risks and we were completely lost on which offer to go with and how to maximize benefit and limit risk. After a couple of counters, we accepted an offer thanks to Megan’s intuition and guidance. Ultimately the buyers were awesome, Megan was right. In the end we got 20k over asking, accepted an offer within a week (after multiple counters)
With the pending sale behind us we now had to figure out where to go. We didn’t have a lot of down (thanks to being a wash on the sale) so our options were limited. We had a rough idea on the areas we were open to. Megan had lots of insights about the areas and most importantly which were great for us and our goals around school. We settled on an area which is amazing in every way (so amazing I want to keep it a hidden gem!..you’ll have to ask Megan). We went all over the map in the area with Megan looking at countless homes. It was so refreshing to be able to get Megan’s honest opinion about what worked for us, what was a good value versus not. Ultimately we liked one house, which Megan suspected was a very tough transaction. Ultimately it was very tough, but Megan in knowing how perfect this house was for us spent countless hours making it happen. Megan has an amazing knack and intuition for knowing what parts of the deal are flexible and helping to navigate those waters.
Also worth calling out that there are so many bonuses she provides which I just have not seen other Realtor’s provide. She is amazing in things like staging, decorating, painting etc, and she also has fully embraced technology and all of the modern tools and data sources to help give her the edge.
In the end everyone has a Realtor to recommend, as do I. But Megan really is top notch in my book and gets my highest recommendation, and here’s why. Megan really takes the time to understand what her clients need/want. She then uses her experience, area knowledge, intuition, and fantastic interpersonal skills to get you what is best for you and your family.
- Jason W.
Megan was awesome during the whole process while me and my wife were selling our Santa Clara condo. Moving and selling your home is a very stressful thing (especially with a four month old!) but she did everything in her power to help us every step of the way and made the experience as smooth as humanly possible. I can't recommend her enough!
Megan and her team helped my wife and I sell our townhome in San Jose and buy a home with a yard in Campbell (much needed space for the kids). She was with us every step of the way and totally helped us to stay focused throughout the stressful process of buying a home.
We cannot recommend her enough!
We were amazed how quickly Megan was able to sell our investment property. She is a true professional, was always available to answer our questions, coordinated all the repairs, and marketed the home throughout all Los Gatos even before it was for sale. Ultimately, she sold the home in 5 days, all cash, above our asking price and with a 10 day close. We couldn’t be happier and will definitely use her in the future!
- Jim & Bev F.
My experience with Megan Archer has been great. I have know her since she was a young girl and when we decided to sell our home we called her. The thing about Megan is she is very smart and very reliable. When we sold our home in Almaden in 2008 in 40 days you could really see a difference between our agent and our buyers agent. She helped us before we put it on the market by taking us to all the homes for sale in our area so we could see for ourselves what the competition was. She explained to us what we should do before we put it on the market to get us the most money. After the sale we bought a home in Paso Robles and again we used Megan. She went through the homes in Paso with us and helped us choose the home we now have. We bought a new home and she helped negotiate our upgrades and even helped us find a great lender. I love her and will always use her. She has even helped our daughter with her first home. I think Megan is great and I’m lucky to have her as a friend and my realtor. She is the only one I will ever use!
- Heino & Vicki D.
Megan is a fantastic Realtor Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable, but she’s also very patient. We worked with Megan for over two years on the purchase of home. We almost closed on our first place, but ended up backing out in the dying moments. Megan kept her head down, didn’t pressure us and ultimately found us a great home in a better location. She was always willing to answer our questions and she consistently made the long drive up to the east bay to show us properties – total commitment on her part. Not only would I use Megan for future property transactions, I would gladly refer her to anyone interesting in selling/buying a home. You can’t go wrong……
- Brett & Cristina P.
I have been using Megan Archer as my real estate agent for the past 3 homes that I have sold and bought. She is outstanding! I have had past Realtor’s that just want to get me into a home, get their commission, and then dump me. In fact, one past Realtor encouraged me to buy a house that had extensive foundation issues, which we found out about after the fact! But this would NEVER happen with Megan. She fully investigates each and every property we have ever considered buying, to let us know the pluses and minuses of the purchase. Megan is extremely thorough, and wants the home that you buy to be right for YOU. We have made considerable profits on our past two homes that we have sold, thanks to Megan. She found us the good deals, got us in at a great price, then helped us to later sell those homes above our asking prices. Megan is honest, up-front, reliable, and gets the job done. I will continue to use her for all my real-estate needs.
- Melissa B.
We have been in our home for a bit over three years now and still enjoy visiting with our wonderful Realtor Megan! She truly is one of a kind: intelligent, hard working, is an expert in her field and, importantly, also has a heart of gold.
A few years ago we had resigned ourselves to buying a condo as a starter home but Megan found us a short-sale house in a great neighborhood and worked EXTREMELY hard to help us be the ones who got to call it home.
I continue to use Megan as a resource when I have questions about our home – from appliance questions, insurance queries, assessments, taxes, and all the crazy paperwork that goes with owning a home.
I had been scared to work with a Realtor because of all the stories I had heard. I am so happy I found Megan and I refer to her my family and friends because I know she will take care of them. Buying a home is inherently stressful but she helped us keep perspective and to really understand the process. She was truly a guide through an unfamiliar realm.
Who would have thought that three years after buying our house I would call up my Realtor to come hang out with me in my back yard and romp around with me and my daughter?
I cannot sing Megan’s praises high enough – she is truly a gem.
- Adam & Melissa R.
Megan Archer and Team House Hunter were very professional and provided a great service in helping us to sell our home and purchase a new home. It was obvious to us from the start that Megan was an experienced real estate agent, and provided reassurance and confidence about the entire selling/buying journey we were started. Throughout the process, Team House Hunter did an excellent job of marketing and selling our Boulder Creek home, which we sold for the price we wanted. We found the perfect new home thanks to Megan and her team, and they helped guide us through the entire inspection and purchasing process. The bottom line for us is that we love our new home and were very satisfied with the sale price of our old home, and are very thankful that we placed our trust in Megan and Team House Hunter to get us through from beginning to end. We certainly recommend Megan and Team House Hunter to anyone looking to maximize the sale price of their existing home and finding that perfect new home.
- Chris & Teresa O.
Working with Team House Hunter was above and beyond any previous real estate experience. Planning a move to another state, while leaving behind a home that needed to be sold, is extremely stressful, not to mention emotional. Team House Hunter exceled in their organization and communication, making sure my husband and I were involved and informed in every step of the process, even from multiple states away. We both received almost daily emails from Elissa, jokingly titled “your competition”, showing us the other homes for sale in the area. She even offered to take us through another home for sale in the neighborhood. Megan and Elissa also included us throughout their whole pre-sale marketing strategy. We were notified at each step (when photos were taken, when the video walk through was being shot, etc.) and even got a sneak peek at all the marketing material before it was printed and sent. We also received emails from Megan at each milestone during the process (“Congratulations! Your home is live on MLS!” or “We have mutual acceptance!”) keeping us up-to-date with the progress and giving us an idea of what we could expect next. In the end, it was their caring and empathetic attitude towards me, and my attachment to our first home, that helped me through this sale. It is evident Team House Hunter has not only the knowledge and experience but also that they love their job and their clients. We cannot recommend Team House Hunter enough, should we ever move back to CA, there is no doubt about who we would use to find a home.
- Ben & Krystle F.
Megan and her team go above and beyond. I was buying my house and a major wildfire broke out. Megan masterfully negotiated around the issue and made all the necessary adjustments to come to a successful close. Her team always stepped up and made all the difference in the world. I would definitely recommend her and her team and I would use them again myself.
- John V.
Everyday, I am thankful for the home I now live in, and it is all thanks to Megan. She truly found my family our dream home. With our son ready to start Kindergarten in the Fall, we knew we wanted to move out of our current neighborhood school district. Megan got right to work and began showing us properties in better school districts, and just overall better “family friendly” areas. Ultimately, she found our dream home in the Los Gatos Mountains! It had everything on our “wish list”. It was out of our price range, but she negotiated a great deal for us so that we could afford it. After we got into contract on the dream home, she went above and beyond to make sure that it was a good buy for us by going down to the SC county and making sure that every part of the home was permitted correctly. And, it wasn’t! Thank goodness for Megan checking, because the selling agents had no idea. Megan worked with the seller’s agent to clear it all up with the correct agencies, and we didn’t have to worry another minute about it. I am so thankful to Megan for double-checking on our behalf, so that we were not surprised later down the road when we had owned the home.
With the offer accepted on our dream home, Megan helped us to get our “old home” on the market in a matter of days. She helped us to market the home at an attractive price that we were comfortable with. We had multiple offers within days and were in contract 30K over our asking price! Buying and selling homes simultaneously is definitely stressful, especially with 2 small children in tow. But, Megan was available 24 hours a day to walk us through questions, explanations, and our excitement. I know she had other listings with other clients while buying and selling our home, but I felt as if we were her only client! She always answered her phone and made time for us (I know this was not the case with another realtor we had used 10 years ago). She was consitent, knowledgeable, and reliable. We will always use Megan for our future real estate needs, and continue to recommend her to family and friends.
- Jordan B.
Last year we were a growing young family looking to purchase our first home. Being this was our first time buying a home and with a baby soon on the way, we were pretty nervous about the whole thing. Megan was outstanding. She really listened and took the time to explain everything to us. We could tell right away that she genuinely cared about helping us find the right first home. She was very honest and dedicated through every stage of the process. It really put us at ease knowing we had a realtor that was so dedicated.
Her creative thinking and knowledge of the local real estate market helped us purchase a home within walking distance of the beach here in Santa Cruz. Something we never thought possible. It was a foreclosure that had been in the market for a while, but when we were ready to put an offer in we learned there were already two on the table. We put an offer in hoping that maybe….just maybe it would be excepted. Thanks to Megan’s guidance and diligence, our offer was excepted. The process of buying a foreclosure had its ups and downs, but with Megan’s experience we were able to navigate them pretty smoothly.
A year after purchasing the property, we found out we were able to refinance. We had no idea that was even possible. It was such great news. Megan again was really there for us and made recommendations of things we could do to help the house appraise well. In less than one year of moving into our first home we were able to refinance out of our FHA loan into a conventional loan. Our home had appraised for more than 80,000 more than what we purchased it for. None of this would have been possible had it not been for Megan and her hard work.
- Jessie P.
In my experience of over 30 years of buying and selling homes, Megan has proven to be the most market-savvy, conscientious and reliable realtor that I have worked with. Our selling situation was especially challenging because there were three owners of the house and all of us had a different take on how the sale should be handled.
Two of the owners lived out of state and, because of Megan’s familiarity with available technology and her ‘can do’ attitude, the transactions were easy and hassle -free for all of us.
Megan came to the table with a professional, friendly but no-nonsense attitude. She listened to everything we had to say and then came up with solutions that, in the end, helped us reach consensus. She’s honest, fair and showed a lot of common sense when making suggestions.
I felt that she was really selling our home, not just listing it. She even worked with the tenants who were living in the home at the time, when our own property manager was fairly lackadaisical about that responsibility. She went the extra mile to make things happen.
In me, she has a life-long client and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.
- Laura D.
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you can make. It is vital to have a Realtor you trust to aid you in the process. Megan is that Realtor. My husband and I, along with my parents, recently bought a house together. Megan had FOUR buyers to impress! She did just that. When we decided to put an offer in on a house, we knew we couldn’t afford what the Sellers were asking for, but didn’t want to offend them by offering too little. Megan worked diligently to find the perfect balance. She presented a well thought out offer that included the data that supported how we came to our price. If it weren’t for the way that she wrote the offer, I truly believe the Sellers would have shrugged it off. After we were in contract, she continued to demonstrate her expertise and professionalism as she guided us through all the stages of escrow. She wasn’t the typical agent that fades away once you’re in contract. She explained everything thoroughly and kept us updated regularly. After closing, we were delighted when she continued to check in with us about the house. She helped us to figure out the best way to add value to the home and explained what was covered on our home warranty. We are so glad that we found Megan and will continue to recommend her to anyone that needs a Realtor. We have found our Realtor for life!
- Barrett G.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $575K in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA.
I have been using Megan as my real estate agent for the past 2 homes that I have sold and bought. She is outstanding! I have had past realtors that just want to get me into a home, get their commission, ... [Full review on Zillow]
Honestly Megan changed my family's life. Like most parents with kids approaching school age, we were at a crossroads. Our neighborhood was nice, but the schools weren't great and only going down. The ... [Full review on Zillow]
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you can make. It is vital to have a Realtor you trust to aid you in the process. Megan is that Realtor. My husband and I, along with my parents, recently ... [Full review on Zillow]
In my experience of over 30 years of buying and selling homes, Megan has proven to be the most market-savvy, conscientious and reliable realtor that i have worked with. Our selling situation was especially ... [Full review on Zillow]
Everyday, I am thankful for the home I now live in, and it is all thanks to Megan. She truly found my family our dream home. With our son ready to start Kindergarten in the Fall, we knew we wanted to ... [Full review on Zillow]
Last year we were a growing young family looking to purchase our first home. Being this was our first time buying a home and with a baby soon on the way, we were pretty nervous about the whole thing. ... [Full review on Zillow]
We really can’t say enough to recommend Megan Archer as a realtor. When you are in the middle of such major life changes as buying and selling a home, you want to have someone on your side who is confident, ... [Full review on Zillow]
Megan and her team go above and beyond. I was buying my house and a major wildfire broke out. Megan masterfully negotiated around the issue and made all the necessary adjustments to come to a successful ... [Full review on Zillow]
Megan was an invaluable partner when selling my house. She understood the local market and where to price my property. She had fantastic photos taken, made sure the staging was just right and even had ... [Full review on Zillow]
Maria is not only a superb realtor but she is also an outstanding life manager. My wife and I both left our home and our life’s contents due to illness and moved cross-country. Maria organized, sorted, ... [Full review on Zillow]
Maria Kelly is a real estate professional, who helped us find and purchase a condo in Scotts Valley over a period of several months. We highly recommend her to our family and friends, as she is a dedicated, ... [Full review on Zillow]
Maria helped us buy our coastal dream home. She was tireless in showing us homes that fit our wish list. She over delivers and I would not hesitate to have her in my corner on our next real estate sale ... [Full review on Zillow]