“They guided us beautifully.”

Why do you see so many Holcenberg Team signs in the Lamorinda area?  Because, they are simply the best! These two professional women keep their fingers on the pulse of the current market.  Of course, the final decisions are ours but we could trust them to know when to adjust pricing, when to negotiate, etc. They guided us beautifully. They listened to our feelings during an emotional time. Their follow up to our questions and e-mail messages were above and beyond our expectations. Not only did they sell our home, they did it with style.

— Dave and Diane, Moraga sellers

I wouldn't have done anything differently!”

I worked with Wendy and Michelle for about a year-and-a-half through a house sale and a townhouse purchase. Looking back, we through a tremendous amount and accomplished so much! The house sale exceeded expectations and set me us nicely to purchase my next home. The house sale was very well-planned and executed. Wendy and Michelle and their team of experts guided me correctly the entire way. I wouldn't have done anything differently!

The house purchase took a little longer than expected due to market dynamics. I thought I would feel rushed by a real estate agent but at no point was there any pressure put upon me to settle for anything less than perfect (for me). In fact, when I was tired and wanted to give up many times Michelle would call and give me a little pep talk. She knew (I didn't) that we would find something that really made me happy and she was right! She was going to stick by me even if it took years!"

I can't recommend Wendy and Michelle enough. Many agents do their jobs well but there was something so personal and real they brought to the relationship.

— Pamela, Moraga buyer and seller

Michelle planned sales strategy with us including timing, staging, marketing, showing and offer management. She was spot on in every regard and it was very clear that her expertise resulted in our getting 8 offers, seven of which were over our asking price, and the highest ones exceeding our expectations. Michelle has now sold two houses and bought one for us over the past 13 years. She has been more than just a real estate agent to us. She's been a good friend. We trust her implicitly to act in our best interests with impeccable integrity.

Marjie and Steve, Pleasant Hill sellers and Walnut Creek buyers and sellers


There were no surprises or regrets after the sale was closed.”

We met Wendy in 1999 when we first entered the Lamorinda real estate market. We were new tot he area and definitely were experiencing the grim sticker shock of relocation from the Pacific Northwest. Wendy skillfully guided us with care to show only homes we might afford, pointing out the benefits and problems with all the properties. But it was after we submitted an offer that her real strengths became apparent. She is an advocate for her clients and as shown by the incredible attention to detail. There were no surprises or regrets after the sale was closed.

Fast forward 13 years and we used Wendy and Michelle both for selling our old home and finding a new place. They did a terrific job helping us upgrade and stage our home for selling -- we had an offer in a week! Miraculously, we placed an offer on a new home before our existing home had closed and the offer was accepted in an increasingly competitive marketplace in westside Alamo. 

Selling, buying and moving are amongst the most stressful events in life -- reduce your stress by having Wendy and Michelle as your agents.

— Mark and Chrissy, Lafayette sellers and Alamo buyers

She understood exactly what we wanted...”

Michelle was fantastic to work with when we bought our house in Walnut Creek. She understood exactly what we wanted, and when she saw the right house for us, she knew it immediately (and we bought it!)  She was extremely responsive, timely, organized and followed-through with her commitments to us, without fail – she never skipped a beat.  We felt like Michelle was constantly working for us 24/7, because she would see listings before we had a chance to, and she immediately notified us when a new listing appeared that we might like.  Our only regret is that we didn’t use Michelle to sell our old house.  Knowing how she works, we know we would have had a better experience if we had worked with her.  We’ll definitely use her again for any future real estate needs.

— Iris and Todd, Walnut Creek buyers


In a seller's market, they brilliantly negotiated the contract...”

We moved from the East coast and used Wendy and Michelle as our agents. We didn’t have a lot of time to house hunt, but they used their knowledge of the area and their professionalism to select a group of homes across Lamorinda that best fit our needs. In a seller's market, they brilliantly negotiated the contract, led us smoothly through the real estate purchase process, coordinating inspections and analysis, and thoroughly researched and followed up on all aspects of purchasing our beautiful home.

— Elyse and Chris, Lafayette buyers

Michelle went out of her way to make the entire process as smooth as possible...”

As first time home buyers we were quite overwhelmed by the entire process since there were a lot of unknowns, but Michelle made it easy for us and we whole-heartedly recommend her. We received her name from my in-laws, as Wendy was the selling agent on their house quite a few years back. When we first met Michelle she had picked out a number of homes that she wanted to show us and she also toured Lamorinda with us to help familiarize us with the are.  Once we found the home we wanted, Michelle went out of her way to make the entire process as smooth as possible, scheduling all the inspections, attending some of them while we were out of town, and even taking phone calls from Legoland while she was on vacation to make sure the entire deal went through!  She was extremely friendly, knowledgeable of the area, and helped educate us throughout the process.  We cannot recommend her enough!

— Dave and Katie, Moraga buyers