- Mike & Kristy M.

"Bret is AMAZING!!! Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Bret. We recently sold our home in Santa Rosa and relocated to Mountain House in the East Bay. Bret knows the market and was able to get us a great above asking price for our home. We were guided the whole way through the process with care and professionalism. Bret was always easy to get a hold of and eager to sell our home. Bret made the process of selling our home almost effortless aside from the packing :-). He kept us informed and educated on the process and continues to follow-up with us. I can't thank him enough. Bret is very patient and has a very kind soul. I Highly, Highly recommend Bret!!!"

– Devon C.

"I live primarily on the east coast and was buying land with a friend who lives in the bay area; due to COVID-19 I needed to make an offer sight-unseen (other than photos/facetime). Bret helped us strike quickly on the lot that checked all of our boxes without wasting time on other properties. He negotiated a very reasonable price and closing terms for the land, and connected us with a local bank and other service providers needed to get the deal closed. He also spent hours on the phone with me chatting about our negotiation strategy, market conditions / timing relative to the global crisis, long-term construction plans, and the local area. Bret's helpfulness, affability, and availability far exceeded other agents I've worked with, and my expectations of him."

- Frank K.

"Bret was my agent when I purchased my home 15 years ago, and just recently our agent to sell it. Necessary repairs were part of the preparation to sell it, especially since it had been a rental property. Bret laid out a plan to address the most important items in line with our budget. Once we agreed on those items, he immediately orchestrated the appropriate contractors and service vendors to get the repairs in queue. Within weeks he had our home on the market; and it sold! I know I couldn’t have done this without him; he pretty much did everything. Bret’s knowledge of real estate, his understanding of the current market, the realistic assessment of our property and his creating a strategy for the sale of our home was invaluable. His service and attention to detail - beyond measure. He has integrity and has your best interest in mind... and he has become a great friend. I confidently recommend Bret as your real estate agent."

- Steve & Barbara

"We have been involved with Bret on 3 real estate transactions (one for our son). Just recently we sold our beautiful home and bought a smaller home; time to downsize. I have only a huge amount of respect for Bret, his work ethic, honesty and just being an all-round nice guy. It was more like working with a friend then our agent. In particular, he is great about always answering the phone or getting right back to us. From previous experience I know this is not always the case with other agents. He also was very responsive to our requests to see a house and we felt he gave an honest opinion after viewing, not just what we wanted to hear. I have no hesitation to highly recommended Bret as your real estate agent!"

- David & Beth P.

"Bret was our realtor on both the sale and purchase side for us. He was incredibly responsive to our frequently excessive number of questions and always provided honest and well-thought-out advice. We were struck with how accurate his appraisal skills were--something that requires solid analytical skills and an intuition about the market. Bret is exceptionally generous with his time and attention, not just with clients but with everyone involved in the process. Our loan processor and the other realtors involved separately told me that Bret was "awesome" and a pleasure to work with. The result was that, when things got logistically complicated with purchase and sale contingencies, he was able to bring everyone together and creatively worked through all the issues. If you are looking for a realtor who is invested in the entire process, creative with solving issues, and who works hard to advocate for you, I would highly recommend talking to Bret"

- Melissa C.

"As a first-time homebuyer, I was quite unsure about all the details in the process, and Bret was great at answering all my questions and reassuring me through each step. He is honest and works hard to make sure that each piece of the process makes sense and stays on track. He was readily available to me, no matter the time of day, and was quick to respond and answer any question or obtain more details if needed. I'll definitely be working with Bret on my next home purchase!"

- Lance & Irina

We used Bret for both selling our home and finding us our new home. He was very honest and told us what we needed to hear not what he thought we wanted to hear. When looking at new homes he'd work with us to explain the positives and negatives of each property. When we did find what we were looking for he made sure we didn't over pay. When selling our existing home he understood the urgency and put together a well thought out game plan and we were able to sell when other condo's in our complex weren't. We got maximum exposure and many looks from potential buyers. The process was stressful but not overwhelming because of Bret's experience and guidance. At the end of the process we really felt Bret was a trusted friend!

- Rachelle A.

We were looking for a very specific type of home and Bret was very helpful. He showed me a number of homes until we finally found a home that would be perfect. Bret dealt wonderfully with all parties involved, keeping everyone up to date with progress. And on top of all of this, he was so nice to work with and incredibly kind to my young daughters who were sometimes a bundle of energy.

- Jere & Heidi J.

Bret, thanks for managing the sale of our custom home and 4 acres in Sebastopol. At first we thought we might have set the price too high but were amazed when we were in escrow within 5 days at full price. Thanks for your negotiating skills and knowing the marketplace! It was nice to be able to depend on your expertise and helping us navigate all the twists and turns as the process unfolded. We are very happy with the outcome!

- Cyndy & Jerome D.

Bret was always available and prompt to respond to any question, and we had a lot! He is very knowledgeable about the market. He was a great asset in our home purchase and a wonderful agent to work with. He was very helpful with recommendations for other professionals we needed in the process. We often worked with him in the evening and he was even at closing with us. Nice guy, great agent!

- Tres & Andrew M.

We had a great experience working with Bret Menze to find a home to purchase in Santa Rosa. He really listened to what our house style, size and budget perimeters were and showed us appropriate properties. He made himself available to us and always responded to email and phone calls quickly. We appreciate how attentive he was from selecting homes to show us through the process of making an offer to handing us the keys to our new home. We highly recommend Bret Menze.

- Debby P.

Bret went above and beyond to help me find my new home. He was patient and encouraging. I didn't feel rushed with the search. I believe he truly wanted me to be happy with my choice. Even after I moved in, he was incredibly helpful in getting people in place to take care of a few details. I would definitely recommend Bret to anyone searching for their ideal home.

- Steve P.

Bret helped my family list and quickly sell. This transaction was complex with renters and it was owned by a trust with multiple family members involved in the transaction. Bret is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. His experience and personal caring was a huge bonus helping us to navigate through challenges quickly. I am grateful for his help and I highly recommend Bret.

- Cindy D.

Bret recently sold my parent’s home. This was the second home Bret has sold for my family and I, and both homes sold in less than a week! Bret is very personable and easy to work with, very knowledgeable about the local real estate market and does a great job marketing the homes. He is both professional and compassionate, and treated my mother with the utmost respect and care in selling her longtime home after the death of my father. I would highly recommend Bret for any of your real estate needs!