Julie Flouty

Alain Pinel Realtors
1440 Chapin Avenue #200
Burlingame, CA, 94010
(650) 504-6900

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Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2015
user38028071
Helped me buy home
Julie is the best agent and we highly recommend her!! We are first time home buyer; it took us a while to find a good agent. We met Julie through our friend, who also bought a house in Foster City. She highly recommended Julie for her diligence, responsiveness, patience and extensive knowledge in the local real estate market. The greatest thing about Julie is that she always thinks for her clients, she is very patient and professional to provide all the information and leverage her local expertise. Through our house searching, we learned some real estate agents will push the clients to get the deal done quickly. However, Julie is always so patient and provided us with all the help and care. She wants to make sure we get the dream house with the best price. She is very trustful and she helped us to identify the true value of the property and avoided overpaying. The market was really hot and it was not easy to win the bid. It was so fortunate that Julie helped us to get a beautiful townhouse before it went on the market!! Julie knew the local real estate market so well that she got to know about this place before it came to the MLS list. Then she quickly contacted me and we went to see that place in the same day. We liked it so much that we made the offer and got this place off-market with a really good price. We can?t thank Julie enough for all her great help. We highly recommend her - Julie is the best one! ! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2015
maryqcontrary
Helped me buy home
We were fortunate enough to find Julie early in our process of buying a home in the Peninsula. With Julie's guidance, we submitted an offer on the place we loved and had our first bid accepted. Julie saw us through all the challenges of our contingent offer and made sure we had all the support we needed to see the process through. From her expert advice, to her relationship with the seller's realtor, to her recommendations for financing, Julie helped make things go as smoothly as possible. Her attention to the details of the contract even bought us a couple extra critical days over a weekend that most realtors wouldn't have even noticed. Overall, I would highly highly recommend Julie, she's a great resource to have on your side! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2015
jennyxu27
Helped me buy home
If it weren't for Julie, we wouldn't have a house today. I can't rave enough about Julie Flouty. I've worked with a few other agents over the years, but by far, Julie is the BEST! I met Julie at one of her listings in February and we knew right away she was sincere about our needs and was very knowledgeable about the area. Since then she has written two offers for us. Both times, we didn't have the highest offer but we did receive a counter. We accepted one of the counters and couldn?t be happier. Julie is a GREAT negotiator! Julie is well known in the business and respected by her peers. She has developed a lot of great working relationships with other agents as well as other professionals in the industry. She is honest, detail oriented, knowledgeable and sincerely wants to help you find that perfect new home. She is also a great listener and she respectfully puts her thoughts when she disagrees. Julie definitely goes out of her way to include you in the entire process of buying or selling a home. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a local realtor!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2015
user2844014
Helped me buy home
We are first-time home buyers. Julie greatly leveraged her extensive network and deep knowledge to guide us throughout the entire process, from selecting the right property type to closing the loan. We are very impressed by Julie's professionalism. She was prompt in replies whenever we had questions. Without her, we would not have bought our lovely home in such a short time frame. We highly recommend Julie.
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2015
ho james cs
Helped me buy and sell homes
Julie was everything you needed an agent to be for a first time buyer like myself. Her client focused and non-pushy attitude really helped build the trust I needed in someone in making such a large financial purchase & life decision. She's down to earth and very knowledgeable of the areas of the buyers/sellers she represents. I started my home search in November of 2014 and ended up closing on a home before Christmas in December! So yes- she's amazing and I would definitely recommend her to any & all of my friends/family! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2015
ResidentAlien
Helped me buy home
Julie helped us find our house in South San Francisco. We were getting jaded looking at places that were either way out of our price range, really dumpy for the money we were paying, or good -- but we'd get out bid. The Bay Area is a crazy housing market -- and we were right in the middle of it. When we started working with Julie we had already identified a few neighborhoods we wanted to live in. Terrabay in South San Francisco was at the top of that list. Julie worked her contacts and found us a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home with a yard that was off the market -- but had an owner that may want to sell. We saw the place and with Julie's help made an offer that was probably a little below market -- and got it accepted! It was unbelievable that she found us a place that was perfect for us so quickly. Julie also helped us negotiate the next hurdle... The house we bought was still tenant occupied and we agreed with the seller to only close on the property after the tenants moved out. Unfortunately the tenants did not move out after the 60 day notice that the owners gave them. We had to do two extensions to the closing and put pressure on the owners to get their side of the deal in order. Julie helped us through this by coaching us and guiding us to not make rash decisions. I thought she could've been more forceful with the owner's agent -- but I think she played the cards right. We went to an outside lawyer to help us through some of the real estate law around the matter though. Long story short though, we finally closed the house after 100 days. After that Julie helped us again by connecting us with a great floor guy -- who along with a contractor we found totally renovated our home. We couldn't be happier with the home. Though the process was long, Julie was super responsive and helpful the entire time. I would highly recommend her for anyone buying a home in San Mateo County. Her inside connections in getting you a house in San Mateo county are next to none. I don't think anyone else could have found us a place like that. She is great therapist when the going gets tough in the buying process as well. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2014
user08883067
Helped me buy home
Julie has a winning personality! We have been impressed by Julie's extensive knowledge about the local property market and her professionalism. Julie truly has our interests in mind before anything else. She is the kind of agent that you want to represent you in a property transaction. We are really glad to have her help in our buying process. It's been a long search for us to find the right home, but Julie was very patient the whole time. In the months when inventories were low, she was proactive in reaching out to her network and connecting us to various off-market opportunities. Finally, when we found the right home, Julie was extremely savvy in her negotiation. And we feel she got us the best deal. We are very happy with Julie and would highly recommend her services. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/16/2014
ohaner
Helped me buy home
Julie is a wonderful partner who has great local relationships, is extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with. She went far above and beyond what would normally be expected. Her negotiation skills saved us of money, She has a network of people that she works with (contractors, painters, gardeners...) and that is helpful if you need someone to come look at something to get a sense for how much it'll be to actually fix up. Julie has helped us coordinate inspections and renovations on the new home we bought. Bottom line, I would not think twice before recommending her to anybody interested in home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/13/2014
zby862001
Helped me buy home
I have been working with Julie for about a year to find my home. I think Julie is very familiar with the local housing market and is highly responsive. She is very patient and always listen to her client what kind of houses they are looking for and always help to locate the best fit. Julie is also great with negotiation skills when it comes to negotiate a price. Also Julie is a very warm hearted person, she will also help you with the moving process and is always ready to answer any of your questions. I would certainly recommend Julie to my friends and family if they want to look for a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/01/2014
anovitskiy
Helped me buy home
Julie Flouty is truly the best! She has nothing but her clients interests in mind. She is knowledgeable, experienced, communicative and works well within the parameters you give her.... She is well connected in the area she services, and has some creative tricks up her sleeve for finding off-market properties. She never pushed us into homes nor did she push us away from homes. Instead she asked us how we felt about the home after each visit and let us come to our own decisions. If we were unsure, we asked her for her personal/professional opinion and only then would she influence our decision. In the end, we found a great home in a wonderful area. Even after the deal closed, Julie has remained in close contact, sending updates on the market and calling periodically to check in. If you are looking for a hands on, knowledgeable and kind Realtor who will make you feel secure throughout the stressful transaction process, Julie is your woman! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2014
lisahung3
Listed and sold a home
We worked with Julie on the sale of our 4plex in San Jose. Julie is so professional and worked really well with the tenants. Julie was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating and I don't think that we ever had a meeting with her during normal business hours. The whole process was short, efficient and stress free thanks to Julie. We even worked with her on a possible new purchase for us in San Mateo and she knew all about the school districts in that surrounding area. If your looking for an agent to purchase or sell your property look no further and contact Julie she's awesome! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2014
AMirji
Showed me homes
Julie was referred by one of my friends who bought a house in Foster City from her. My friend had all praise for Julie for getting them a house at a great price in Foster City. I immediately contacted Julie and found out how well she new the housing market here. Julie knows every street, every community, historic listing/sale prices....she is a pro. Julie provides excellent guidance to first time home buyers like me. She ensures we understand the entire house buying process and not get too overwhelmed with the emotions. She has immense patience and doesnt push her customers to bid beyond their comfort zone. I am extremely impressed with her professionalism and the way she work with your clients. I highly recommend Julie for anyone who wants to purchase a house in Foster City. Unfortunately, with the rising home prices, I got priced out of this area and have decided to extend my search outside Foster City. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2014
judybyun78
Helped me buy home
After being in the market for almost a year, I recently closed on my first home last month thanks to Julie. Every buyer these days know how frustrating it is to find a property. After spending all your weekends looking at homes, and then putting together a strong offer (much over asking), your chances of winning the property are still slim. I had wanted to give up on the process many times, but Julie was always optimistic and she was right. Julie is very fair and realistic, and that's what i think everyone needs in these markets. She wont recommend properties that are beyond your comfort level (budget wise) but never tells you to settle. After showing me over 50 properties you would think she would be tired herself, but what i really appreciate about Julie was she always told me if i dont love a house, just pass on it. It really made me feel Julie had my best interest at heart. Julie is very prompt on email, phone calls, SMS. She was always available to view a property very last minute on the same day even. Very diligent with following up with the selling agent, the county about anything that was unclear in the disclosures. And to top if off, even when the money was wired, papers were signed, and the deal was closed, Julie to this day follows up to make sure everything is ok. She even remembered i had wanted a wind chime once i bought a place....and the day i move in what did i find? A beautiful hand-made wind chime hanging outside of my yard. I can't recommend Julie highly enough. If you're looking to buy a house in this tough market, give her a call! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2014
cbanks3
Helped me buy home
Julie was tireless in her assistane for us in buying a home in Foster City on a very short timetable. She made sure we knew exactly what we needed to do, worked with our lender to ensure a quick turnaround, and negotiated well with the sellers. She also helped us arrange for various work to be done in the house during the short window between our close and our move-in, allowing us to get rooms painted, appliances installed, and other work in the house. We are extremely grateful to her and recommend her strongly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2014
amit721
Helped me buy home
We were looking for home over a year when we found Julie to help us out. Julie was able to match what we could afford with the places that were the best for us. I do not think we would have been able to buy the place had Julie not helped us. Through out the process, that can get very frustrating, Julie was calm, collected, composed and professional. Her tenacity and optimism were the qualities that made her stand out in a very challenging real estate market. She was always there when we had questions and concerns. Julie kept my best interests in mind and kept me up to date with everything that was going on with regards to the buying process and then afterward as well. Julie helped me get in touch with several contractors to help us remodel our new home, to make sure we got top notch service at the best price. My family considers Julie to be a good friend and look forward to our continued association with her in the coming years. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2014
kamit6
Helped me buy home
I would highly recommend Julie to anyone looking to buy/sell a property in the Foster City/Peninsula area. She is very Knowledgeable, Savvy, Approachable and Thorough. Julie was very professional and patient throughout the process and kept us updated regarding our transaction at all times. Julie is very resourceful and is a good asset to have on your side in any real estate transaction.
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2014
RashmiSinghal
Helped me buy home
Julie helped us through every step of the home buying experience, which was incredibly helpful since we were first time buyers. She walked us through multiple homes to gauge what we were looking for, and was quick to identify the kind of home we would eventually settle for. Her insights into different aspects of the process were very helpful, and helped us secure a great home. Julie was also a great help in finding us contractors for some touch up work that was required in our home. I would recommend Julie very highly to other buyers. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2014
amy689
Helped me buy home
Julie was instrumental in us getting our house. She was able to help us find a home in the neighborhood we were looking for at a price we felt was fair. She led us through the entire process; it was a lot more complicated than we, as first-time home buyers, expected. We were going to walk away from bidding on a particular property and she helped us through the negotiations to find a suitable solution. Julie was also a tireless worker as she was able to respond quickly to our questions and was extraordinarily punctual. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2013
divalaney
Helped me buy and sell homes
When we began looking for a home on the peninsula, our former Realtor recommended we work with Julie. Julie is a highly intelligent, savvy businesswoman, whose expertise and professionalism have been invaluable throughout the process of locating the right home, negotiating the right price and terms of sale, and closing on it. Like anyone, we had certain ideas about what we needed, and Julie had the utmost respect for our desires. She also has a firm understanding of the market, and the different types of homes available, and was able to help guide us in the right direction in order to find the right kind of home for our personal needs. Once we came to the bargaining table with the seller, Julie was very informative and helpful in determining what types of conditions a seller is looking for in a competitive offer. She was willing to go the extra mile, persistently working with the seller's agent to help move the process along and ensure we were receiving the best deal possible. As we moved through escrow and a seemingly tedious series of home inspections and repairs that were required due to our VA loan, Julie was constantly in communication with us and the seller's agent to inquire about and inform us of the progress. She ushered us through to closing by communicating with us and the Title company to facilitate scheduling for signing, and even after we closed she has remained on call, managing the transfer of possession of the home and keys, along with a final repair inspection that was required. I couldn't have asked for a better, more professional agent. Julie's creativity, market know-how and, as someone else put it, "sharp-shooter" business sense allow for her clients to walk away with the best possible outcome. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user89840076
Helped me buy home
Julie has a savvy, down-to-earth style that reminded me of a pair of sharp-shooting agents that stepped in and sold my last home when an agent before them failed to understand that local market and deliver the sale, from several years ago.. Among several real estate agents I reached out to at the start of my search to become a homeowner again, before I even met Julie, she was the one who responded best and most professionally. I discovered that Julie has an impressive and seasoned knowledge of the local real estate market and a regarded reputation, with a focus on tenacity, crisp execution, fast response, and negotiation skills that far surpassed my expectations. At the same time, Julie showed patience in sticking with me through a long search period. She understood very well my taste and preferences in what I was looking for in location and a home, and this was evident by the quality of locations and homes she showed me that were within my reach. I could say in the end that Julie valued and treated me with great respect and professionalism as her client. I thank Julie again for making the recent deal happen. It was great doing business with you, I hope to do business with you again, and would recommend you to anyone I know looking in the market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2013
user51233465
Helped me buy home
Our experience with Julie's service has been nothing short of outstanding. Julie has helped us find an appropriate home in spite of our changing needs and the accelerating market. Over the past year and change we probably saw something like 200 houses and wrote like 18 offers, all told. At the expense of her own time, Julie has tried to make it easy on us by creating DocuSign documents for us, which means we can sign contracts and disclosures in the comfort of our home and at our own convenience, not to mention how easy it to to just click, click, click over auto-scrolling. Julie is pretty awesome. She really tries to understand what we need and is enormously dedicated to helping us find the right home. We never felt pressured to buy, and I know at times we could be rather challenging to work with, as in the beginning we stubbornly wouldn't offer much above asking, which obviously wouldn't fly in an increasingly extreme seller's market. I also feel that Julie is creative and knows the tools of her trade. When appropriate she would suggest ways to make our offer stronger when we wouldn't budge on price. She's also well-connected and often has good information from selling agents which helps guide our own bids. In fact, Julie is often spot-on predicting the winning bid range. I could go on, but ultimately I'm happy to report that we got a house that fit most of our criteria/priorities without too many compromises. Now that is more amazing than it sounds in today's insane Peninsula market! Thank you, Julie! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2013
user4348761
Helped me buy home
Julie helped us buy a home in Foster City. She helped us with an preemptive offer and we ended up with a very statisfactory price. She cares about our needs and is responsive and responsible. She is very knowledgable about the market around san mateo and foster city, and have all local resources ready in hand, such as contractors, inspectors, etc.
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2013
user1422763
Helped me buy home
We have worked with many agents since we moved to the Bay Area in 2011. We have met Julie during one of the open houses we attended. She made a great impression on us, was very knowledgeable, professional and attentive. Julie listened to our requirements and respectfully provided her feedback and advice. She has found us a property that we love for the price we could afford. Julie was very patient with us, always responsive and we would recommend her services to anyone. In fact we have referred several friends already. Julie is the best!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2013
dbuchman
Helped me buy home
Being a first-time home buyer, I wasn't quite sure what to expect of the entire process. After moving back to the Bay Area from Southern California, I was planning to simply roll on over to a new apartment, but rental prices had skyrocketed while I was away. With local real estate prices dropping, it seemed like a good time to buy, and Julie helped every step of the way. As a Bay Area resident, she had a great deal of insight on prime neighborhoods within my budget. Though it took us a while to find the home that was "just right", Julie had no problems finding local condos that met my needs. Even when a couple of deals didn't work out, she was back on the task immediately. It was a great learning experience, as well. Though I was initially intimidated by such a big purchase, Julie's guidance made things much easier to understand. She was quick to follow up with any questions I had for the seller, and always kept me in the loop. After closing, she made sure to check in with me regularly to ensure that everything was going according to plan. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Julie to anyone looking to buy a home. Her professionalism and attention to detail were invaluable, and I plan on using her services when we inevitably decide to upgrade to a larger home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2013
user322951
Helped me buy home
I've worked with several agents since moving to CA in 2001 and Julie is the first I would recommend to anyone. She was assertive, responsive, knowledgeable and overall very pleasant to work with. She understood our limitations as well as our goals and worked very hard to find the few properties that fell in both categories. We were not easy buyers but she treated us with grace and enthusiasm and found exactly what we were looking for. We'd been looking for over a year and within 2 weeks of working with Julie, we not only found the perfect property but managed to close on it as well! She's amazing! I would highly recommend her and have every intention of using her services again in the near future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2013
user2178922
Helped me buy home
It has been a great experience working with Julie. For us as first time home buyers her knowledge and expertise was crucial ? she guided us through the entire process of the hunt and the following paperwork. Julie is a true real estate professional, she is very responsive and works flexible hours to accommodate her clients' schedules. We met her on several Sundays, evening hours and during lunch breaks of our work weeks. She also provided us with valuable contacts such as mortgage brokers and a general contractor. What we liked most is her patience and the fact that she never pushed us into anything. We will definitively work with her in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2013
user51286321
Helped me buy home
We met Julie at an open house where she was the listing agent. We got talking and quickly realized how familiar and knowledgeable she was about the Peninsula area, also being a mother and raising her kids in Foster city itself, she was able to relate to what we were looking for in buying our first home. Working with Julie was fantastic. She is very patient with her clients, helping and guiding them through the process and looking out for them. The thing that we really admired about her was that she never tried to push us into making a deal (I have heard horror stories of agents playing fear tactics to push their clients into deals). She is great at networking and is able to get insights into properties and transactions that helped us during our home buying process. We strongly felt like she put our interests first and was supportive of our views and constraints at the same time advising us and providing us with valuable info to make sure we were well informed. I would definitely recommend Julie for buyers out there looking to get a home for their families. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2013
user7307846
Helped me buy home
I was new to the area having moved from out of state. I wanted to stay in the Foster City School district and I was having a hard time finding a place in the competitive market. I was working with another agent when I met Julie at an open house, her knowledge of the area and the best way to get approval was impressive. I decided to work with her and it was the best decision. She did not waste my time, and quickly identified the best properties in my range. I have a busy work schedule and she made the entire process so easy for me to manage. She constantly went above and beyond in helping me, and giving me great referrals. She has expert knowledge in working with difficult situations as well. I had a short sale and she kept on top of the lenders to keep things moving in a timely manner. She was great at keeping me informed and working with all the parties involved. Even after the closing she followed up to make sure I was happy and helped me find help in getting some repairs done prior to move in, this was something she did not have to do and I am so appreciative that she made the best out of the experience. She was always timely, responsive and knowledgeable. Her professionalism coupled with her personal care is truly impressive. Less ... More