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Mike Lally

From start to finish this was a well run operation - much more than just selling the house. Your entire team was incredibly efficient, effective and resourceful! You’ve got a great team of professionals that were responsive, and provided superb guidance during every step of the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team.

Kristina Edington

This was our second transaction with Tim and Brenna. They were very responsive and helpful. We enjoyed every minute of it!

Amir Salehi

Tim and his team not only has been presenting us to purchase properties, but also he has been a partner in consulting with us to provide us very honest inputs. Very passionate with real estate and his objectives are not just making deal, but he wants to make sure he clients get best information to make best choice.

Craig Neyman

My wife and I were looking for homes in Pebble Beach, unrepresented by a realtor. We happened across the home on Redfin we ultimately wound-up purchasing, where Tim Allen and Team were the listing agents. After initial exploratory conversation with Tim, we wound up in a dual listing arrangement – and my wife and I could not have been happier with that decision. Tim and his team are top tier real estate professionals. While Tim’s name is on the masthead, he was thoroughly engaged, monitored all email exchanges with the Team and jumped in with guidance or the offer of a call whenever it was opportune. His seasoned guidance was superb, definitively on-point, and helped the transaction flow effortlessly. Mark Lord offered us the first showing of the property, within about an hour of our noticing the listing. He just drove over right after my wife and I finished work. Marie Greco was lovely…

My wife and I were looking for homes in Pebble Beach, unrepresented by a realtor. We happened across the home on Redfin we ultimately wound-up purchasing, where Tim Allen and Team were the listing agents. After initial exploratory conversation with Tim, we wound up in a dual listing arrangement – and my wife and I could not have been happier with that decision. Tim and his team are top tier real estate professionals. While Tim’s name is on the masthead, he was thoroughly engaged, monitored all email exchanges with the Team and jumped in with guidance or the offer of a call whenever it was opportune. His seasoned guidance was superb, definitively on-point, and helped the transaction flow effortlessly. Mark Lord offered us the first showing of the property, within about an hour of our noticing the listing. He just drove over right after my wife and I finished work. Marie Greco was lovely and served as our constant untiring resource; she helped capture information about the property, whether from the sellers or in the form of estimates from outside parties. If she did not know an answer, she found out – promptly and graciously. Brenna Gardner expeditiously handled the paperwork throughout. And even Billy Schmidt got into the act, when we needed last minute time-stamped photos which he delivered within hours of our request. Overall, the Team was excellent and I would highly recommend them to friends and colleagues.

Richard Goodwin

Thank you all for making the sale of our family home an enjoyable and efficient effort. I enjoyed working with all of the TA team.

M. Ryan Gorman

CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC

We are proud to celebrate the astonishing sales success of Tim. Topping the ranks of the incredible Coldwell Banker network is a testament to his high-level business acumen and dedication to his clients.

Jennifer Lind

President of Coldwell Banker Realty in Northern California

It is my utmost pleasure to congratulate Tim for his impressive 2021 sales milestone. Tim is a highly regarded agent who possesses a strong work ethic and a long-established reputation as the market expert of the Carmel region. He consistently provides stunning marketing strategies, high-caliber services for his clients and superior market expertise.

Happy Client

I have only the highest praise for Billy Schmidt. I worked closely with him in writing up, presenting and staging the house for sale. Together with photographers, he orchestrated an elegant marketing presentation displaying the salient features of the house’s interior, exterior and seascape that I think was pivotal in attracting the young buyers who ultimately bought the house. His written description of the house was masterful. During the sales process he was a charm to work with routinely going the extra mile to recall photographers and even redoing the brochure several times to optimize the presentation on Zillow. In particular, he was quick to recognize the appearance of an important concept and prepare an entirely new photograph in order to enhance the house’s appeal to buyers. His initiative in shooting a panoramic view of the house exterior as it faced the ocean was especially…

I have only the highest praise for Billy Schmidt. I worked closely with him in writing up, presenting and staging the house for sale. Together with photographers, he orchestrated an elegant marketing presentation displaying the salient features of the house’s interior, exterior and seascape that I think was pivotal in attracting the young buyers who ultimately bought the house. His written description of the house was masterful. During the sales process he was a charm to work with routinely going the extra mile to recall photographers and even redoing the brochure several times to optimize the presentation on Zillow. In particular, he was quick to recognize the appearance of an important concept and prepare an entirely new photograph in order to enhance the house’s appeal to buyers. His initiative in shooting a panoramic view of the house exterior as it faced the ocean was especially memorable. I believe his work was a key factor in enabling the sale. We are so very grateful to Bonnie Archer for her magnificent efforts in helping to prepare the house for showing. She skillfully guided us in making all the key moves required to bring the house into condition for showing. There is no doubt that following her advice to the letter was instrumental in attracting the buyers to the house. She skillfully built on the existing pieces to enhance its presentation without making wholesale changes. She even returned several times after her initial visit to help us enhance the attractiveness of the interior and the garden patio. She was also there for us when my wife suffered injuries to both knees after falling in the house. She is masterful at what she does carrying forth with charm and grace second to none. She was an absolute joy to work with. We shall never forget her loving efforts and remain deeply grateful that you sent her to us. Mark Lord displayed comprehensive knowledge of his trade that enabled him to guide us through every phase of the selling process. His advice was invariably correct. He was particularly effective in communicating with the buyers’ agent on our behalf, working through negotiations and explaining the technical details of inspections. His background in contracting and building structure was especially noteworthy as well as his access to a broad cadre of established vendors needed to make necessary repairs. We greatly appreciated his initiative in recruiting a team to protect the roof from further rain damage after a large repair while going the extra mile to clean the house and help retrieve a key glass table top we inadvertently left behind. We are greatly appreciative and wish to thank you all for your superb efforts.

Happy Client

We had requirements for our new Carmel home that we knew would be difficult if not impossible to achieve. We expected that we might have to wait several years to get close to what we were after. We are very excited to have purchased a home that meets all of our requirements and includes ingredients that we never imagined we could find. None of this would have been possible without the assistance of Tim and Jonathan. They stuck with us and stayed in close contact throughout our search process. They were always responsive and professional. They persuaded a highly respected Carmel builder to sell us an under construction home that wasn't on the market and wasn't going to be until it was completed. That only happened because of Tim's decades long relationship with the builder and his unequaled reputation in the local community. The successful outcome of our home search emphatically …

We had requirements for our new Carmel home that we knew would be difficult if not impossible to achieve. We expected that we might have to wait several years to get close to what we were after. We are very excited to have purchased a home that meets all of our requirements and includes ingredients that we never imagined we could find. None of this would have been possible without the assistance of Tim and Jonathan. They stuck with us and stayed in close contact throughout our search process. They were always responsive and professional. They persuaded a highly respected Carmel builder to sell us an under construction home that wasn't on the market and wasn't going to be until it was completed. That only happened because of Tim's decades long relationship with the builder and his unequaled reputation in the local community. The successful outcome of our home search emphatically confirmed that our decision to ask Tim for help was critical. Without Tim and Jonathan we would still be searching - probably for a long time to come.

Nancy Hodder

We recently completed the sale of our longtime family vacation home in The Carmel Highlands. Since we have no family members in the area, it was up to Tim and his team to take care of every detail. They were spot on regarding pricing, marketing strategy and price negotiation. Due to their extensive knowledge of the marketability of the area, we had multiple offers within the first three days. Suffice to say, we were thrilled with what Team Allen provided. A special thanks to Tim's partner, Jonathan Balog, who was our personal realtor, and tasked with keeping everything rolling smoothly along from start to finish. Thanks to the entire team, the sale of our home was fast, efficient, and most importantly, very nearly, worry free.

Happy Client

I have been in the Real Estate Industry for over 51 years. I have probably done over 2,000 escrows. Tim Allen and his team are as professional as it gets. Mark Lord was very helpful in answering all my questions and getting the answers to the questions that he didn’t know. Some of my questions are pretty random. Brenna Gardner was probably the best escrow coordinator that I have ever worked with. Tim stepped in to tie everything together. I would highly recommend using the Allen Team.

Happy Client

Tim Allen and his TEAM of professionals have done a fantastic job selling our home in Carmel that has been in the family for 75 years. His knowledge of the market, the neighborhood, and his ability to price and sell it quickly was amazing! Through every step of the process, we were able to immediately reach Tim or one of his associates to answer questions or help with any issues. His TEAM handled all the details. Hats off to Marie for her extra help in arranging the house clean out and donations to a local charity. Thank you Tim and TEAM!!!

Eric Broockman

Tim, Mark, Brenna, Billy and team are highly professional. They conducted a market survey and presented us with both a marketing plan, as well as the analysis for the suggested list price for the property. They executed the plan well. This included the proper photography, specialized signage, and other collateral material. They were super responsive, personable and great to work with. We received many offers through this process. The team was not the least bit pushy at any juncture. They shared their viewpoints on the pros and cons of each offer and answered questions. We are pleased with the outcome and highly recommend Tim, Mark, Billy, Brenna and the team.

Happy Client

Tim, Jonathan, Brenna, and Team, Our hearts feel full and are running over with joy and pure excitement. This has truly been a journey for us and to have Tim and his team as our guiding lights, has restored our faith in every way possible......there are Angels that walk amongst us. You will never know how much each of you are appreciated, admired, respected, and above all cherished as your professional abilities shine as the brightest stars in the sky. We hope our journey doesn’t end here, but is just beginning with a true friendship to last a lifetime. When we get settled I will be reaching out for you all to join us for a yummy Texas meal. I will be dropping off some homemade Texas cookies next week.

Happy Client

Tim Allen Properties successfully sold my mother’s long time Pebble Beach home during the pandemic. While all of their normal practices had to be reimagined, they quickly adjusted and actually made things easier for their clients. Even document signing was simple and straight forward. Their special marketing of the property was also exactly what was needed to bring in the right buyer during this unprecedented time. Tim and his entire hard-working team had my best interest in mind from start to finish which I truly appreciated.

Happy Client

We can't thank Tim Allen and his Team enough for their professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm in marketing our home for sale! Our home was only on the market for two days and in that time we received a record number of qualified offers. The marketing of our home, complete with professional pictures and a beautiful virtual tour, allowed a large number of prospective buyers view our home that may not have seen it otherwise. The entire process was painless and without drama from start to finish. We highly recommend Tim Allen and his Team, they are simply the best!

Karen

My experience with Tim Allen Properties was everything you would ask for in a real estate purchase. I have purchased several homes over the years and therefore I can tell when a company is first rate. This crew is first rate. They were honest, helpful, always quick to respond, and they kept the process moving forward after our offer was accepted. They are also delightful people to work with. They are familiar with the excellent inspectors/contractors and were able to get appointments in the necessary time frame. They get five stars on all levels. I highly recommend them without any reservations!

Happy Client

Team Allen is very thorough and professional. We had an excellent experience with his entire team. Every detail was attended to and we could not been happier.

Yolanda Davis

Our listing represented but a fraction of the average listing at Tim Allen. No matter, throughout the process we were made to feel that our house was the most important listing they had. Everyone on the entire team worked round the clock to find not just A buyer but the RIGHT buyer. And it is a "team". Coordinated, in step, seamless, and never faltering. What a great group to work with. Thanks for a great selling experience.

Happy Client

What a great team! Tim and his team did an excellent job for us through all phases of our search, negotiations and purchase of a new home. I would highly recommend Tim.

Del and Jean

Advice, helpful, honest, and in the end, correct. Photography and video efforts were superb - beyond expectations. Visitation sales were well-coordinated and effective. Closing efforts were handled smoothly from beginning to end. Overall, insightful, creative, effective, and thorough.

Happy Client

Tim and his office were great, very knowledgeable and professional. He has a very complete understanding of the market and particularly Pebble Beach. I would recommend the Tim Allen Team to any interested party.

Happy Client

I can't recommend Tim Allen highly enough! He and his colleagues went above and beyond the call of duty to help sell my house, and they were a pleasure to work with: courteous, efficient, extremely quick to respond to any questions, and very professional. They are the best!

Ron

Tim and Team are very knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to work with and have successfully helped me multiple times both as a buyer and as a seller.

Happy Client

We listed our home with Tim Allen in 2019 and we cannot say enough great things about his service as well as his entire team. They took care of our listing and sale with the utmost professionalism from beginning to end. No detail was overlooked. Tim and his team are extremely knowledgeable with the market and I highly recommend his services.

Roy and Joni

Working with Tim Allen and his team made the arduous task of listing and selling our home of 28 years, a positive experience. They were never too busy to help us. As much as we pestered them with questions, they still returned our calls promptly and offered their professional advice. We were very pleased with their online presentation and media placement. We highly recommend Tim for all of your real estate needs.

Happy Client

Tim and his team are concierge service at the highest level! Through and through Tim offers the best representation I have ever experienced. Tim's knowledge of real estate trends, connections, and his reputation are unparalleled. Post closing, Tim and his team were available and attentive to our needs. Most importantly, they are kind and respectful. If you are buying or selling, Tim is YOUR ONLY choice on the Peninsula.

Chip

While I haven’t done a transaction with Tim Allen, it is just a matter of time. I call on him frequently, as he has a very well-thought-out sense for the Carmel and surrounding areas real estate markets. He studies them daily. I have seen his presentations. They are professionally-done and very thorough. I believe he has lifetime sales of $ 2 billion , which has to make him the largest producer or at least at or near the top of producers in the Carmel vicinity. I have found him to be very responsive to phone calls and requests for appointments. Tim is in a category of three real estate brokers who I would recommend to friends and family , because of his expertise, honesty, very thorough knowledge the market and negotiating skills.

Dale Byrne

We have listed 3 higher end homes and sold 2 using Tim's Coldwell Banker team. We have always enjoyed working with Tim directly but also all of his team members who share responsibility for taking care of our needs. Tim is always accessible when we need him. The third house is listed now and is being shown to qualified buyers. We feel confident that Tim will find the right person for the beautiful home.

Happy Client

The team at Tim Allen was a pleasure to work with. Their knowledge of the Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove area is extensive and invaluable, they can answer any question you can come up with about those markets. When contacted, they respond quickly and professionally. We spent many months searching for our home, and they were patient and encouraging during the long process. The team was always ready to go with a new search, and when we did finally purchase our home, they were always right on top of everything throughout escrow and after. Tim Allen's team is flexible, professional, thorough, and a great asset to anyone purchasing a home on the Monterey peninsula.

Happy Client

Tim Allen and his associates provided outstanding service. They found multiple houses for us to visit that met our requirements. We were out of town buyers and everyone was always were well prepared when we visited to show us possible homes, & communicated with us regularly when we were not in town. Tim advised us on issues relate to price and negotiated the sale. We found our home and closed with no problems . I would choose Tim to sell my home if I sold in the future.

Happy Client

Outstanding follow up on prospective buyers and particularly the work of Jonathan Balog in bringing a qualified buyer and Jonathan’s follow up work after the sale and in the purchase of a new home, along with Tim Allen.

Happy Client

We enjoyed working with Tim and his team. They showed a great deal of competence and the ability to listen to us. They are the go-to recommendation for all things in the Monterey Peninsula.

Zoltan

We bought a Carmel Home and sold a Carmel Cottage through Tim Allen. We were very satisfied with the overall experience and glad we went to him. He provided us the necessary personal support when needed but importantly has assembled and outstanding team to help make a necessarily complex and emotional task as seamless as possible.

Ned Spieker

Have done several transactions w Tim....5 or more...excellent knowledge and execution...I would do more in the future.. he's helped me buy, evaluate and sell various Carmel properties.

Happy Client

Tim and his team helped us find and purchase our dream vacation home in Carmel Valley. I cannot recommend Tim highly enough. Born and raised in the area, I can't imagine there is another agent or team that knows the market better.

Ali O'Halloran

The team at Tim Allen Properties was fabulous to work with- responsive, professional, & friendly! We were very satisfied with the communication and personal attention given during our recent home purchase.

Mhardy79

Jonathan was a delight and very professional to work with. He not only understood our concerns and needs and was very quick to respond but he also listened to what we were looking for and did not try to hard sell us on anything. I would ask for and suggest his services again.

Steve and Heidi

Tim has represented me in buying and selling residential homes in Carmel, California. From 2011 to 2017, he has listed or sold 8 separate transactions. I would highly recommend Tim to assist buyers and sellers in the market.

Mike James

President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Tim is without a doubt one of the most talented and respected luxury real estate professionals in the industry. Year after year, he ranks among the top agents - not just on the Monterey Peninsula, but around the world. We’re very fortunate to have him on the Coldwell Banker team.

Bob Minardi

You guys are light years ahead of our ex-realtors.

Gayle and Harry Homes

Thank you for being so helpful in selling our house in these very challenging times. You certainly lived up to your reputation…

Campbell Cowan

You're awesome and your team is the best, I have always known this but now I know it first hand, thank you… I'll be using you to help sell my moms house when the time comes…

Happy Client

Tim is an amazing Carmel expert—he knows everyone and every property. He has amazing resources, and will get the deal done! Sometimes, by choosing a well-known agent, one might worry about responsiveness. As busy as Tim is, it’s miraculous he’s always available when we need him. And, the MOST amazing thing is, he has an INCREDIBLE team. From customer facing folks like Jonathan Balog -- who’s a great agent and gentleman -- to his backoffice transaction team, they are flawless, hardworking, and professional. You can’t go wrong by choosing Tim and team.

Heidi and Steve Seely

We were so impressed with Tim Allen’s help, guidance, advice and professionalism in handling the sale of 24205 San Pedro Lane. His entire team was a delight to work with. We have raved to our friends about our positive Tim Allen / Coldwell Banker experience. We thank you.

Jerry Anderson

Although letting go of my house has not been an easy thing for me, you made the process so smooth and simple that I have been able to focus on the personal and emotional aspects of moving. What a gift! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Happy Client

I have worked on dozens of transactions with Tim over the last 30+ years, both on my own properties and on behalf of my clients. When clients ask me for the name of an agent on the Monterey Peninsula, Tim is the only agent whom I recommend. Tim is the only agent I would ever use to list my personal residence. He is the best agent I have ever encountered in almost 40 years of real estate practice. Our most recent transaction together took place in 2015, when Tim orchestrated a multiple offer situation into an above-asking price sale of my personal residence.

Stacia and Tod Sambar

"Congratulations and a big Thank You! to everyone on your end too, Brenna! We really appreciated your time, knowledge, positive attitude, helpful advice, and responsiveness."

Todd Porteous

Manager for Coldwell Banker Monterey Peninsula

Tim is the ultimate professional who is held in high regard by colleagues, competitors and clients alike. He has an incredible amount of knowledge about the Carmel area and marketing luxury properties, but beyond that, he has a true passion for delivering incredible client service. That’s why he’s in such demand from the most discerning clients.

Lee Hicks

You did it! Your negotiation skills, understanding of the market and fantastic team made this happen very efficiently. I know a lot of skill and hard work goes into all that precedes a sale..the marketing, showings, inquiries, etc. all part of the process that eventually produces a sale. All of the process did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you very much for your wonderful input and terrific efficiency. You are the best!

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE & GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

With many decades of combined knowledge of the Monterey Peninsula, the Tim Allen Properties team looks forward to providing you with a real estate experience that is second to none. Please feel free to explore our website, and contact Tim or any one of the team members with any questions you may have.