Client Testimonials

  • “…there for you at every stage of the selling process!”
  • “…they not only picked up the pieces, but created a masterpiece of my home.”
  • “…made what initially felt like a complex and daunting task feel much easier”
  • “…our third real estate transaction and never had we had such a pleasurable experience.”
October 2023 – Leslie Finch, Los Gatos

We made a great decision to have Gail and Stephen sell our home. From our first conversation through the close of escrow, they managed the entire selling process so we could focus on moving. Stephen and Gail offered us reasoned advice which allowed us to trust their recommendations. Ultimately, they made selling our home unexpectedly easy on us. We highly recommend Gail and Stephen!

August 2023 – Samira Chizari, Almaden, SJ

My husband and I had an exceptional experience working with Stephen Slater! From the beginning, he proved to be incredibly responsive and helpful. His resourcefulness and dedication were evident throughout the entire process, and he stood by our side in every stage, even when things got tough…
As first-time homeowners, our loan process became quite complicated, but Stephen’s patience and unwavering support made all the difference!
I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a top-notch real estate professional.

September 2023 – Shige Abe, SJ

From Despair to Delight – The Slater Thomson team sold our extremely “As-Is” home when others couldn’t!

We found ourselves with a home remodeling project that we were unable to finish. It was literally four walls and a roof. It had been time to sell for several years already but our previous attempts with other real estate agents left us discouraged and convinced that any offer we’d ever receive would be disappointingly low.

Despite coming from a very trusted friend, we braced for more disappointment when we reached out to the Slater Thomson team. It was soon apparent that this time might be different and I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time. They understood the challenges we faced, that our house was far from a typical turnkey home, that there was a lack of comparable properties that made it difficult to determine its true value, but they still felt optimistic that they could do something to get us out of our situation.

They proposed a unique strategy and we agreed to have them open our house for sale. To our surprise they generated significant interest in our property! A steady stream of prospective buyers visited one after another. After the deadline, I was hoping for at least a couple serious offers, but we received much more than that! The offers started off strong and soon passed not only our minimum sale price but also exceeded our most optimistic price as well!

If you’ve been discouraged by other agents and find yourself with an unconventional property to sell, reach out to the Slater Thomson team! Every step along the way was extremely well communicated and we were able to get immediate answers and updates along the way. They are definitely the only team we want to work with when we buy our next house!

August 2023 – Dan OB, Los Gatos Mountains

Gail and Stephen were extraordinary with our sale. We were given the choice of 3 different brokers through our corporate relo process, and we’re so thankful to have selected the Slater Thomson team. Our sale ended up being about as complex as real estate transactions get (through no fault of theirs) and they guided us through the entire process + helped us get great value for our home. Not only did they bring marketing and sale expertise, their knowledge of transactional minutiae was immense. Without them, I can’t imagine having gotten through our sale process or getting earning the sale price that we did. Thank you so much, Gail and Stephen, for everything that you did for us.

October 2023 – Rusty Dehorn, Los Gatos

Gail and Stephen did an excellent job with the sale of our house. From guidance on pre-sale improvements to guiding us through the escrow process, their experience was very valuable. I would recommend them.

August 2023 – Amin Farzaneh, Los Gatos

We had an outstanding experience with Stephen Slater as our agent! His profound expertise guided us smoothly through the home buying process. Stephen’s accessibility and remarkable assistance didn’t end after purchasing the house. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home.

September 2023 – Zahra Kassam, Los Gatos

Stephen and Gail are fantastic! They know the market well, have a great network, and they helped us get exactly what we were looking for. They were patient, kind and supportive every step of the way. We’ve worked with several other realtors and Stephen and Gail really stand out. I highly recommend them!

October 2022 – Richard Shenbagaraj, San Jose

We’ve had the pleasure to work with Stephen and I would say he’s one of the best you can find right now. Stephen helped a lot in making our first home buying an easy process and walked us through the documentation clearly and helped to make the right decisions for the right house. His attention to details regarding the inspection reports and his detailed offer submission packages were considerably much better than the other realtors I have worked with in the past. Definitely would recommend!!!

October 2021 – Christine Corona, San Jose

It was a pleasure working with the Slater Thomson Team (Stephen, Gail, Kelly). They made the selling of our townhouse an easy process for us. They provided guidance and quick response to our many questions. They kept us up-to-date in each step of the process. We would definitely work with them again!

September 2021 – Saikat Pattadar, San Jose

Stephen is probably the best one could hire to find the right home in San Jose and Los Gatos neighborhoods. His deep knowledge in the geography and attention to details helped me to take the right decisions at every step of the buying process. He has an army of professionals who ensure an elevated customer experience. Slater and team ardently follows even after the sale and is the shoulder to lean on for someone like me who is a first time buyer. Thank you and best wishes to him and his team!

June 2020 – Kelly McIntyre

Gail and Stephen are dear friends, and it was a pleasure to work with them on the sale of my home. They are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and creative. And they go out of their way to make the entire process run as smoothly as possible. Selling a house during a world pandemic is not an easy task, and they handled it all with grace!

May 2020 – Aditya Gourav

As first time buyers, Stephen helped us navigate the process in a very professional way, detailing the pros and cons of any listing we threw at him. He went out of his way to deal with lenders, title company and the sellers, which helped us bejng focussed on the houses we were looking at. Pandemic brought a new set of challenges with itself but thanks to Stephen it was a smooth sail for us. Can buying a house be this easy?

March 2020 – Sakura Eeries, Campbell

When we engaged the Slater-Thomson team, it was our 4th foray into the housing market, and our first time where we would be both selling and buying. Despite the extra stress of having to do 2 transactions, this was the best experience we’ve ever had with a realtor. The team is comprised of Stephen, Gail, their assistant Kelly, and a few others, but to simplify communication, we communicated primarily with Stephen. He always responded to questions in a timely manner and provided clear updates and explanations.

Every Real estate transaction has some sort of hiccup. In the case of our house purchase, the bank’s appraisal fell ridiculously behind schedule. In the case of our house sale, the inspectors had problems getting into a super tight crawlspace. However, Stephen and Gail did a stellar job handling each problem and minimizing the impact on us. I would definitely use them again.

March 2019 – John & Nikki, Downtown SJ

Stephen and the team were fantastic to work with.

From day 1 explaining the process to us, to closing and beyond, they offered exceptional service. Always responsive to messages, knowledgable about local areas, supportive and willing to answer our many questions, they made our house search and purchase significantly less stressful.

We would recommend them without hesitation.

September 2018 – Anne & Luke, Downtown, SJ

My husband and I were first time home-buyers, not native to the Bay Area. Since we moved to San Jose just over 3 years ago, the though of purchasing a home in this area was overwhelming and we did not know where to begin. Stephen was recommended to us by a close friend and we are so grateful for that recommendation! Stephen sat down with us to explain the entire home-buying process from start to finish. He took the time to understand our needs and expertly incorporated those into our search. He was extremely responsive throughout the process. He consulted with us and helped us make the tough decisions. From the time we decided to make an offer, he had extremely quick turnaround and was very clear at each step of the process. There are so many steps, we can imagine it would be easy to get lost, which is why we are so happy that we had Stephen with us throughout. He made our first home-buying experience a dream!

August 2018 – Joseph M, Edenvale, SJ

Gail and Stephen attention detail and guidance in selling our home of over forty years enabled us to have quick sale. Providing us with timelines and spreadsheets of the offers (pros and cons) made it easy to choose the best offer for us.

August 2018 – Jo Millership, Campbell

We worked with Stephen recently when buying our first home here in the Bay Area. At our first meeting he walked us through the process of buying in this market and made what initially felt like a very complex and daunting task feel much easier. He helped us narrow down exactly what our needs and requirements were and happily worked with us as those evolved and changed. He was very knowledgeable about the local areas and schools and would give his honest opinion if we were considering something he thought might not be the best fit. He pointed out many pitfalls in houses that we would otherwise have not noticed. He did lots of work behind the scenes to ensure we got the house we set our hearts on. Stephen was very friendly, courteous and responsive to all forms of communication and it was a real pleasure to work with him

June 2018 – Nicky Grant, Campbell

We are a British couple who were buying for the first time in the US. Stephen, although he has been in the US for decades, was originally British. As such, he was ideally placed to help us. He had a good grasp of what we wanted from a home and was able to point us to neighbourhoods that would suit us. He set up searches for us and modified them as we changed our minds about places and prices. It is interesting that we ended up in a house (that we are delighted with) in one of the first neighbourhoods that Stephen suggested to us. Stephen explained the buying process to us. And when it came to the time that we were making offers and signing documents, he came out in the evenings because my husband couldn’t get to day time meetings.
Our house required tenting; he organised that for us, and gave me lists of the local utility companies so that I could set up our utilities ready for moving in. Stephen also put us in touch with the a couple of people on the money side (we couldn’t buy without a mortgage) who were both excellent.
We would recommend Slater Thomson Team at Intero if you need help finding a new home.

April 2018 – Eric C, Los Gatos

Stephen guided us through the entire process from day one with sharp professionalism, answering all of our questions, taking care of us with attention every step of the way and providing precious advices and recommendations. He was patient, very efficient and helped us to find and buy our dream home after moving to the US making this whole complicated project smooth and simpler for a first time buyer. We highly recommend him.

April 2018 – Rob D & Christina F, Rose Garden, SJ

We cannot speak highly enough about the service and professionalism we received in the sale of our first home. Gail and Stephen were so efficient and organized. We sold it in the first weekend it was listed for more than we ever imagined possible! Thank you so much to the Slater-Thomson Team – we will continue to highly recommend them to our friends and family.

March 2018 – Tom Roher, Santa Cruz

Stephen was absolutely indispensable in navigating my first home purchase. With his help, we were able to quickly find and purchase a home well suited to our needs. The Slater Thomson team is very well integrated with every step necessary to work towards closing. From finding the right house to putting in an offer to finally closing, every step went very smoothly. Any time I had a question, it was usually answered within the hour. I cannot stress enough how helpful Stephen was, and I would highly recommend the Slater Thomson team to anyone and everyone.

November 2017 – Cambrian Park, SJ

Stephen Slater was truly amazing in walking us through our home buying experience. He helped us refine what we wanted, narrow it down online so we didn’t waste time on houses that didn’t meet our needs and was extremely flexible working with our schedules to see the homes we wanted to. He responded quickly to email and text (our preferred methods of communication) and made the entire process as easy as possible, even giving us several referrals for work we needed done after the sale. I’d recommend him to all my friends!

May 2017 – Oggier Family, Cambrian Park, SJ

The Slater Thomson Team help us buying our first home. In this long process they stood on our side and gave honest opinions even if it meant not to buy this house and what for the next one to come.

We would go with them any time again.

April 2017 – Nickie, Evergreen, SJ

We are writing to express my pleasure with real estate agent Stephen Slater, who represented us in our recent purchase of a single-family home.

Stephen guided us through the entire process, from loan pre-qualification to searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit Stephen with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience.

This is our third real estate transaction, and never had we had such a pleasurable experience. The Slater Thomson team is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. We never could have gotten our new home without him.

To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Stephen Slater and his expertise and we recommend him to everyone.

April 2017 – Alan, Monte Sereno

First real estate team that we felt really listened to what we wanted and tailored the search and final house purchase to meet our needs. Really appreciated the initial booklet detailing pros and cons of each area and what would a good fit for our family situation. House purchase process couldn’t have been made more straight forward and they were there with us beginning to end. Even after we were complete with the purchase they went above and beyond to help with all the details involved in moving home. We would have no hesitation recommending the Slater Thomson team.

2016 – Julie, Campbell

I needed a lot of help in prepping my home of 28 years for sale. I don’t know what I would have done without Gail and Stephen’s patience and expert guidance. Gail was especially helpful with upgrade suggestions; I think she could have a second career in interior design! I was very pleased with the offer I accepted and would not hesitate to use Slater Thomson Team again.

November 2016 – John & Lorien, Cambrian Park, SJ

We teamed up with Stephen on the recommendation of one of our friends that had recently purchased a home in the area, and are very happy with our choice.

Stephen has a wealth of knowledge of the school systems here, which was very important to us in choosing a new location. After going through a number of houses (some really odd ones out there!) we finally found a place we could see ourselves in, and working with Stephen we were able to get our first bid.

Even after we purchased the home, he would check in and make sure that everything was going well. I would absolutely recommend the Slater Thomson Team for anyone looking to move in this area.