Brooks Landry

12 years of work experience
SkippyBean Team @ Keller Williams
P.O Box 2441
Danville, CA, 94526
(925) 361-2725

Ratings & reviews (24)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2014
danielbuhler1
Listed and sold a home
Brooks was a breath of fresh air. He brought great energy to the process of selling our home. I had never even heard of anyone doing three open houses in one weekend until I saw Brooks do it. The listing and sale was smooth, easy and as low stress as such a thing can be. We had the money in the bank three weeks from the day of the first open house! If I ever need to sell real estate in the Bay Area again, I will call Brooks first.
Response fromBrooks Landry
Thank you very much for the kind words guys!! It was a pleasure working with you! Call anytime!
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2014
raydon63
Listed and sold a home
We chose Skippy Bean Realty because Brooks Landry, co owner of Skippy Bean Realty gave the best presentation of all the realtors we interviewed. He made us feel very comfortable and told us that he felt he could get us multiple offers. We received seven offers the first weekend, three above asking. Both Brooks and Jill Landry are very personable, professional, proficient and do an excellent job. We highly recommend their services.
Highly likely to recommend
10/18/2013
nihar patel
Listed and sold a home
We went from seeking a listing agent to signing a contract with a buyer in a matter of 3 weeks. The first two weeks involved us cleaning the house. Skippy Bean provided a cleaning service at no extra charge, and then hired a stager to come in and make the house look incredible again at no additional charge. All these things were included while offering a low and very competitive commission rate. They do incredible work getting the word out and showcasing your house on the internet. Brooks was there everyday on time to be ready to show the house and he walked us through everything. Once we found the buyer the paperwork process was simple. Everything proceeded smoothly and we focused on moving not on the details regarding the sale of the house. If we had any questions or there were any hiccups I could always reach someone to answer my questions. Compared to everyone else I know the sale of the house went exceptionally smoothly. We were in a hurry to sell and we still got more than we asked. My only advice is that real estate agents can only nudge you lightly toward a listing price, because it really is up to you. This is not something that is a con of SkippyBean. If you choose a reasonable listing price things move a lot smoother. We chose one we were comfortable with and managed to get more, and most stories I hear from friends and family are because they tend to list too high and people don't even come to look even if they would give that price after seeing the house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/16/2013
aliirish2
Listed and sold a home
It was a pleasure working with Brooks and Jill during the process of selling our San Ramon house. We had some major personal challenges and they were there every step of the way to help make the sale go smoothly,
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2013
user5539572
Helped me buy home
Brooks, and his wife Jill, were a pleasure to work with! They knew what I wanted better than I did! They made my first experience buying a home exciting and enjoyable. I couldn't have asked for a better team in my corner! Thank you so much for taking me out of my comfort zone, and finding what is truly the perfect home for me!
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user9994195
Listed and sold a home
It is very good to get help from Brooks and Jill to sell our house in San Ramon. Because of the schools, most buyers are Asian families with children. They are quick to learn Asian culture and style.
Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2013
user0307547
Helped me buy home
We moved to California about a year ago and did not know the area very well. I found Brooks Landry on Zillows because he has very good reviews from his customs. Brooks is very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful. He found a place that we really liked, and He negotiated a good deal that the seller's accepted. We are extremely pleased with the results we got. Brooks is a very informative, polite, kind, and respectful person. He service to be exceptional as well as professional. We had an incredibly positive experience with Brooks and would absolutely recommend his services to any serious home buyer or seller. Thank you Brooks! Here, I also would like to appreciate Brooks' wife Jill. She did great work for our loan application. I had so many questions about our application, and she was so patient with the never-ending questions. Her advice and assistance were detailed, clear and precise. She works with professional, knowledgeable, and organized. I highly recommend Jill to any one who wants to apply a loan for their home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2012
user6988798
Listed and sold a home
We found Brooks and his company on Craigslist after watching one of his video's he posted about a new home he had for sale. We had been turned down on offers we wrote with our previous real estate agent and decided to switch things up a bit. We met with Brooks to discuss our goals in homeownerhsip and he immediatly got to work. After viewing a few homes that he found for us we wrote on offer on a beautiful property. The only issue was that we were using out VA home loan that made it hard for us to compete against the all cash buyers and the regular conventional loan buyers. Brooks sold the selling agent that we were strong buyers and would stick around through the entire process. After having inspections done the home needed some serious clean up ( including the pool needed to be cleaned and re-filled) in order for our bank to lend us the money to buy.... the only problem was that we didn't have the money to hire a landscaping or pool company to help clean. Brooks met us at the house on a Saturday and helped pick up all the concrete bricks, old tires, wood, cleaned the pool (and re-filled) and other debris that was preventing us from closing. Needless to say we are clients for life! I never would have imagined a real estate agent going to the lengths he had in order for us to buy a home.... He litterally rolled up his sleeves and got to work! Thank you very very much Brooks and Jill we really appreciate all the HARD work! :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2012
user6220275
Listed and sold a home
Thank you Thank you! We called on SkippyBean Realty after we received information in the mail stating they could help us with avoiding foreclosure. I called on Brooks after exhusting all other avenues through my bank and decided to short sale. Brooks listened, cared, and worked very hard to make sure he brought in a client to purchase the home which helped us to avoid foreclosure. Once the buyer was in everything got turned over to his highly educated and experienecd wife where she not only neogitated a successful short sale but she was also able to get us $3,000 from our bank that helped us move into a new apartment. Short Selling my home of 30 years wasnt't something I planned to go through but I'm thankful Brooks and Jill were there to help. Thanks again guys, Stay in touch! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2012
user1408021
Helped me buy home
I had a great experience with Brooks and Jill Landry at SkippyBean Realty. I worked with Brooks for about 1 year showing multiple homes and writing offers on many. I was about to give up with Brooks' team went through a list of homes that were currently under contract with other buyers to ask the agent if they felt the home may come back on. Low and behold he found a home that was already foreclosed on, we wrote an offer adn the rest is history! I was able to buy a home with little money down and I believe we got a GREAT DEAL! Thanks Brooks and Jill, Keep up the good work! Jim B - Buyer 2011 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2012
user004194
Helped me buy home
My wife and I met Brooks at an open house he was holding after he knocked on our door to invite us to view his new listing. We had been thinking of buying a home but needed to know what our home in Brentwood would sell for and how quick. After the open house Brooks met us at our home and discribed the current market conditions. He showed us how he would market our home and explained that most of his past sellers saw multiple offers from his marketing. After the first day of the open house Brooks brought us his "sign in" sheet and he was right! He had over 30 people show up and almost gauranteed offers by the end of the weekend. Sunday night came and we had 8 offers to choose from in which Brooks helped us understand which offer was good and for what reasons. 30 Days later we were in our new home (which Brooks found and negotiated a great price) and we couldn't be happier. We have reffered friends to him since and will continue to. I've always heard that selling and buying a home would leave me with a lot of sleepless nights...... Not for us, Brooks and Jill took great care of us, explained everything, and made it painless! Thanks Brooks, Jill, and the whole SkippyBean Realty Team P- Family - Brentwood 2011 (buyer and seller) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2012
user4187654
Helped me buy home
My husband and I are very happy with the support Brooks and Jill have provides us. They have made the whole home buying experience a sweet and memorable event for us. This was our first home and we had tons of questions starting from the agents role through escrow and closing. Brooks was extremely patient and guided us through the entire process. I am really gald we found him on Zillow.com. Will highly recommend their service if you plan to buy a home in San Ramon. Sneha & Satheesh
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2012
user315048
Helped me buy home
Brooks is fantastic. We bought a home from him in Feburary 2012. We had been looking around for homes on Zillow, Trulia, etc. We had a list of some pretty decent homes at fair prices. My wife spoke with Brooks and he gave us a list of properties we should consider. We ended up buying the very first home Brooks had shown us. The property hadn't come up on our scans as it was originally out of our price range. Brooks was aware the listing had recently decreased in price and what we should appropriately bid for it. I would highly recommend Brooks. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2012
user4912348
Listed and sold a home
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! It's all I can say! Brooks found us our dream home and sold our current home all in the same week. Homes in my area were sitting on the market for weeks even months before selling. We hired Brooks and SkippyBean Realty after he met with us explaining how his marketing tactics were like no other agents..... He was right!! I came home from work one day and saw him door knocking my neighbors and asked what he was doing. After finding out that he had been knocking on 300 of my closest neighbors inviting them to the open house that weekend I was sure we made the right choice in hiring him. Between his relentless door knocking, YouTube Video posts, zillow.com ads, craigslist posts, virtual tours.... and much more we had over 80 visitors to our open house that weekend and ended up selling our house in 6 days for more then market value. That next Friday we found our dream home in Oakley that was perfect for our growing family with all the bells and whistles. By the way ----- The buyer who bought my house was a neighbor! Great work Brooks we really appreciate your hard work. E & J Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2012
user504889
Helped me buy home
The best experience we have had when buying a home..... hands down! My wife and I have bought and sold real estate for 15 years and reside in San Ramon. We came across one of SkippyBean Realty's ad's on Craigslist and decided to contact Brooks and his team. We were looking to start investing into this market and find a few rental properties that would help cushion our retirement with monthly income. We had Brooks over for tea and he explained specific trends in the market that he was seeing and pointed us twoards the Brentwood and Oakley market for our properteis. Brooks not only found us 5 perfect properties (3 that we ended up buying) but negotiated lower purchases prices that we thought was impossible. We had no idea that presenting contractor qoutes to banks on foreclosures showing the repairs needed would help with the negotiating of lower prices. We have since referred him to my brother in-law and sister in-law and from what I have heard they are pleased with the service they have gotten. I highly reccommend Brooks and his team when you are looking to buy. Great job SkippyBean Realty, Thanks for your hard work! Matt Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2012
user661736
Helped me buy home
I cant imagine using another agent when we sell or buy another home! My wife and I were newly married with a baby on the way when we decided to start the home buying process. We had been looking on craigslist when we came across a posting that Brooks had posted about homes for sale with buyer rebates. We clicked on the ad only to see Brooks explaining how many homes had hit the market that week and that his company offered rebates to each buyer they work with to help with closing costs. That video not only explained the process and answered a lot of questions we had but it was good to see who my agent was without me "getting sold" to use a specific agent. He was energetic, knowledgeable and experienced.... You could just tell. We called Brooks he immediatly met with us to discuss what we were interested in buying, reffered loan officer at Wells Fargo for a pre-approval, then spent countless hours to help us find a home. He negotiated a price that was less then what the seller wanted for the home and some how was able to get all of our closing costs paid for. They also gave us 10% of their commission as a "buyer rebate" that helped pay for our moving costs!!! Our first time buying a home was a great experience!! We have reccommened Brooks and SkippyBean Realty to all of our friends and family. Thank you Brooks, Jill, and the whole SkippyBean Realty team we really appreciate your patience, straight forwardness, and hard work in finding us a home! Clients for life!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2012
user1441184
Listed and sold a home
Once we interviewed Brooks at SkippyBean Realty we were 100% positive he was the man for the job!! My wife and I had moved to L.A to take advantage of a job offer that I could not refuse. We were renting the home out but were going negitive on a monthly basis and decided that selling and cutting our loses was the best thing for our family. We had heard of SkippyBean Realty in the past and decided to interview Brooks along with other agents in San Ramon. After just a few minutes of talking to Brooks we were positive he was the man for the job. His ways of marketing our home was like nothing we have seen in the past. Our past realtors put our homes for sale on the MLS and held open houses. Brooks not only door knocked our entire neighborood but he put together a YouTube campaign that was designed to target not only San Ramon buyers but buyers all over the Bay Area. Brooks Sold our home in 1 week got $25,000 over our original listing price and kept us informed 500 miles away. I would highly reccomend Brooks and his team at SkippyBean Realty. If your selling you must give him the opportunity! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2012
user6166434
Listed and sold a home
If your considering selling your home and you dont interview Brooks Landry or anyone from his team at SkippyBean Realty your doing yourself a diss-service!! We had tried to sell our home through a short sale with a local agent (one of Brentwoods fast taking agents) and were unsuccessful. Not only did my home sit on the market for almost 1 1/2 years but I never recieved any offers. My agent did absolutly no marketing, held no open houses because he was too busy. I decided to give up and allow my home to foreclose when 1 week later I got a call from Brooks telling me he had a buyer looking to purchase in Oakley and he wanted to know if I would consider trying to short sale again. I said why not! What's the worst that could happen. 1 week into the listing contract Brooks and his team put together a marketing plan that blew me away.. He put our home on the MLS, he created YouTube Video's that he posted to over 15 different websites on a daily basis, cold called homeowners that lived within a 1 mile radius of our home to invite them to the open house he was holding, knocked on 300 of my closest neighbors inviting them to his open house... and a lot more. After an open house that turned out over 75 potential buyers my home was sold that weekend with multiple offers!. He did in one weekend what my other agent couldnt in 1 1/2 years. I ended up closing on my shorts sale and avoided foreclosure withing 2-3 months after taking him as my agent and his short sale negotiator was able to get me $3,000 to help me move from my house. Short selling my home wasnt anything I had planned when my wife and I bought in 2002 but like a lot of homeowners we had to do what we had to do in order to stay afloat. I will be calling Brooks and Jill once my credit is repaired in a couple years to help with a new purchase. I have since referred a few friends and my brother to SkippyBean Realty to help with a Short Sale as well. Thank you Brooks and Jill I truly appreciate your help and your "never give up attitude"! A&R Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2012
user3440651
Listed and sold a home
I am so pleased with how quickly my short sale sold, but mostly the fact that Brooks and Jill were able to secure the 3k for relocation plus the sizable incentive the investor promised for agreeing to short sale. Overall, they were very professional, kept me informed at all times regarding the status of the sell, as well as notifying me immediately of any actions I needed to do in order to insure a prompt close of escrow. I highly recommend them for your home purchasing/ selling needs. They are very knowledgeable and it is apparent they keep their finger on the pulse regarding the real estate market and all laws/ changes surrounding short sales and foreclosures. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2012
user9001196
Helped me find a home to rent
Skippy Bean Realty was an absolute savior to my family in finding a new home. We were on a month to month lease and our landlord decided to sell the home. We were not in a position to buy it so we were given 30 days to find a new place. Skippy Bean found us a home that was under the radar and not even advertised for rent. It was a beautiful home that was much cheaper and in the exact area that we wanted to be. All of our stress was put to rest and they handled everything from A-Z with complete professionalism. Thank you guys so much!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2012
user910946
Listed and sold a home
Brooks and the team at SkippyBean Realty went above and beyond to sell my property and make the short sell process a simple one. With their expert knowledge of the industry and how to navigate the short sell process, they were able to quickly sell our property and also get us $33k back from the investor. YES, I SAID THIRTY THREE GRAND!!! I'm still reeling, but excited to share this with others so that Brooks and SkippyBean can do the same for you. On top of this, they were always responseful, friendly, and unbelievably knowledgeable about the industry, especially the Bay Area market. I would recommend Brooks and SkippyBean Realty to anyone who is trying to buy, sell, invest, or just check out the housing market. Give these guys a chance, you might be writing one of these yourself, with an extra $33k in the bank! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2011
lidocircle
Helped me buy home
We had a great experience with Skippy Bean Realty. Brooks listened to specifically what we were looking for and went to work to find our dream home. He would call and send email information on houses that met our criteria even before they hit the market. He didn't pressure us into looking at higher price houses or putting in offers higher than what we were comfortable with. From the moment we met Brooks we felt we could trust him and that he was working for us, not a commission. He was always available for questions (even on Easter) and got back to us quickly with answers. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. Once it came time for the paperwork, Jill stepped in and did what she does best. She took the time to answer questions, explain processes and again made us feel comfortable that she was looking after our best interest in all aspects of the closing process. We would highly recommend Skippy Bean Realty to anyone looking to buy or sell a home who wants to work with people who are honest, trustworthy, dilligent and truly want what's best for their clients. We now have our dream home in Discovery Bay and we feel good about it because we know we got the best deal possible thanks to the folks at Skippy Bean Realty. - Andrew & Kristin Newland Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2011
tdoty
Listed and sold a home
We highly recommend Skippy Bean Realty. Brooks and Jill helped us sell our Windemere home in the fall of 2010. We had a really tough situation since the market took such a tumble since we had originally purchased our home in 2006 and we were taking a loss. Brooks and Jill took the time to really listen to our situation and work with us throughout the entire process. They are both extremely personable and professional and care about their client's situations. This experience was very different than working with some of the large firms we have in the past but in a very positive way! It was great to know our concerns were listened to. They worked closely with us as offers came in and even took time out of their vacation when our first buyer's financing fell through and left us back to square one. They found us another buyer within 1 week with no additional open houses needed. It is great to work with such a cohesive team. Their dedication and flexibility were the keys to us selling our home in such a tough market. Tiffany and Carlos Doty Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2011
bendelly
Helped me buy home
I could not be more happy with the experience I had with Brooks Landry and SkippyBean realty. Before I purchased my home through SkippyBean, I must have looked at 50 different homes over the course of a year. Brooks was always responsive and worked within my schedule. As a first time home buyer, he explained the home buying process in detail, but in a way that I could understand. SkippyBean reality comes highly recommended!
Response fromBrooks Landry
Thanks for the kind words Ben! It was my pleasure. I'll be in touch for a Sharks game!!