JJ Team Homes Testimonials
Jaime Lynn Jones and Julie Mariani Cassel have over three decades of combined real estate experience on the Peninsula. Specializing in locating off market homes, they work with move-up buyers and seasoned investors. In addition, they love helping first-time home buyers. See what satisfied clients are saying about JJ Team Homes.
“We were very lucky and extremely happy to have selected Julie and Jaime to help us prepare and sell our Mother’s home in Suburban Park. Their excellent service and knowledge of the local market proved invaluable! They were both very responsive to all of our concerns and their recommendations served us very well. We would highly recommend them to anyone planning on selling their home in Menlo Park or the surrounding area.”
T Bolich, Menlo Park seller
“We can’t say enough about our experience with Julie and Jaime. Their attention to detail, market research and knowledge are second to none. The process of selling our first home off market to finding and purchasing our perfect family home was as good as it gets. Julie and Jaime aren’t just start to finish, they are start to finish and BEYOND. It is truly refreshing to know that your best interest and happiness are at heart. These ladies are THE BEST!!!”
K Mozart, Menlo Park buyer and seller
“My fiancé and I had been looking for a house for a few months when we met Jaime and Julie at an open house. They referred us to a lender and took a meeting to talk about what we were looking for in a home.
Jaime and Julie made the home buying process so easy! We are first-time home buyers so they walked us through every step of the process. They gave us great insight on each home, things to look out for/stay away from. They also guided us to the best neighborhoods and houses in each area on the Peninsula.
We’ve heard horror stories from friends and families about purchasing a house, but Jamie and Julie made it seem like a walk in the park! They are super responsive, professional and fielded our countless questions. They made us feel valued and heard throughout the process.
I cannot recommend Jamie and Julie enough! We are so glad we met both of them. We highly recommend JJ Team Homes if you are looking to purchase a home in the Bay Area!”
G & B Miller, Redwood City buyer
“Jaime and Julie are incredible agents. Their level of service and commitment is unmatched. It is evident that they buy and sell a lot of houses because they have an almost block-by-block knowledge of Peninsula neighborhoods including; house and lot sizes, house age, school districts, values, and overall pros and cons of each area. They were patient and kind and as they guided us through what is always the emotional process of searching for and buying a home.
They recognized that we were looking for a great community to raise our children and introduced us to our eventual home in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park. It is a hidden gem of a neighborhood and we would have not found it on our own. After we closed, they connected us with vendors and contractors to assist with a large renovation. They continue to answer our calls and texts 3 years later.
We have given Julie and Jaime’s name to several friends and colleagues who are searching for a home. We always tell them that they are receiving a gift if they choose to work with them.”
J Wright and A Chang, Menlo Park buyers
“Jaime and Julie are a top notch team. Real estate trends are hyperlocal, and no one I know is better informed about Peninsula neighborhoods than JJ Team Homes. Their sound advice, professional and friendly approach, and extensive experience in this market makes them a trustworthy partner in the competitive Bay Area real estate market. We highly recommended them!”
H & A Nandani, San Carlos buyers
“Jaime and Julie were unbelievable to work with when finding our home. They understood what we were looking for and found us a home that we love! They work really hard and understand the area. We are so grateful for all JJ Team Homes has done to find us a new home.”
J Breslin, Redwood City buyers & sellers
“Jaime and Julie are AWESOME!!! They were incredible to work with throughout the entire home buying process. They continue to be tremendous resources to this day. In a real estate environment that seemed unapproachable and overwhelming, we found them to be exactly what we needed. They were knowledgeable, direct and patient. We couldn’t have asked for anything else!”
J Allister, Menlo Park buyers
“Anyone who says lightning never strikes the same spot twice has not worked with Jaime and Julie. Just five months ago, I wrote a five-star review on the J + J Team (see below). I detailed how they architected one of the unlikeliest, most unexpected, and profitable off market home sale for my wife and I, without the need for any staging, relocation, or inconvenience. I truly thought there was no way they could recapture the magic of that incredible sale (one made possible only by their sterling reputation and deep industry connections), much less blow it out of the water. Boy was I ever wrong — and I couldn’t be happier for it.
Thanks to their continued guidance, my family and I are now proud homeowners in West Atherton. I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be able to own a home in Forbes’ “most expensive ZIP code” for what seems like an eternity. But it happened. How? I HAVE NO IDEA. The J + J Team helped us make a Hail Mary pass of an offer on a wonderful home in the best school district (Las Lomitas). And then, they worked their magic. Lightning struck a second time. Our offer was accepted and now we are proud Athertonians. I had to read that again because I still can’t believe it’s real. I can’t emphasize this point enough: no other team could have architected such an incredible off-market sale (one which opened the door for my latest move. NO OTHER TEAM would have been able to make this dream purchase happen.
Whether you are Buying or Selling (or both!), you MUST contact J + J Team Homes. Everyone deserves a little magic on their side, right?”
-W Mosley, Atherton buyers & Menlo Park sellers
“Jaime and Julie are a wonderful team. First-time home buyers, they took the time to explain the home buying process in great detail. They answered our questions promptly. They provided insightful and thorough advice while keeping in mind our goals in buying a home. In addition, they were well educated in the real state market. They knew how to guide us in making the best decision. We feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Jaime and Julie. We will continue to do so in the future.”
–E & B Loughhead, Redwood City buyers
“Jaime and Julie were a wonderful team. We were first-time home buyers. They took the time to explain the home buying process in great detail and answered our questions promptly. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions! They provided insightful and thorough advice while keeping in mind our goals in buying a home. In addition, they are well educated in the real estate market. They knew how to guide us in making the best decision. We feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Jaime and Julie. We will continue to do so in the future.”
-B Smith, Redwood City buyer
“Jaime and Julie were a pleasure to work with. They are organized, knowledgeable and clear in their recommendations. They made a stressful major life event manageable and positive.”
-D Dowsett, Menlo Park seller
“We’ve had great experiences using Jaime and Julie to sell a condo and buy a home in the Peninsula and North Bay! We are a first-time home buyer and seller. It’s a really competitive market. We had a lot of questions and anxieties going into the process each time. With their patience, knowledge, honesty and flexibility, we were able to feel confident in every decision to sell, buy and not to buy that we made. I enthusiastically recommend Jaime and Julie to anyone I know looking for agents in the Peninsula!”
-R & A Borkowski, San Mateo sellers & Tiburon buyers
“My wife and I were first-time home buyers. We pushed off buying our first home for a long time because entering the market felt nearly impossible. Jaime and Julie put us at ease and gave us the confidence to actually get in the game. Right from our first meeting, they made us feel comfortable. They armed us with the information necessary to narrow in on geographic areas and begin the financing process. Ultimately, we went from identifying our house to being under contract within roughly 48 hours. While this was a crazy time for us, Jaime and Julie didn’t miss a beat. They were incredibly professional throughout the process. They were seemingly there for us whenever we needed something. Having them both on our side was invaluable. We will be forever grateful for that. We will be working with them again if we ever are back in the market!”
-T & E Sobolewski, Redwood City buyer
“I can’t say enough good things about Jaime and Julie. A chance meeting at an open house led to an off-market sale of our property that FAR exceeded expectations. Unlike the aggressive realtors I’ve met at open houses over the years, Jaime’s warm, casual, and friendly demeanor put me and my wife at ease right away. We ended up chatting real estate with Jaime for nearly two hours. She displayed not only a sophisticated understanding of the market, but also a keen understanding of where my wife and I were situated as potential sellers and our broader objectives.
My wife and I let the thought of selling percolate for a few weeks. We then reached out to Jaime for her insights. We wanted to “test the waters” without uprooting ourselves. Jaime — unlike other realtors who INSIST that you vacate, stage, etc. — accommodated our preferred approach. Jaime leveraged her connections and stellar reputation to line up multiple showings across two weekends of our off market opportunity. It quickly led to a no-brainer offer that far exceeded even the most generous estimates of other realtors with whom we had spoken (who were quite cynical of our home’s sale potential due to its proximity to a busy road). We were absolutely blown away by the results we achieved with JJ Team at the helm.
Beyond delivering extraordinary results with the utmost professionalism and responsiveness, Jaime and Julie are simply FANTASTIC PEOPLE. Warm, friendly, genuine, and an absolute joy to be around. If you’re thinking of selling (or buying!) a home, you owe it to yourself to give Jaime and Julie a call.
-W & F Mosley, Menlo Park sellers
“Jaime and Julie helped us buy and sell our homes in 2021. My family was looking for a special home that we could live in for the rest of our lives. J+J were patient with us and guided us to finally finding the house of our dreams. I truly believe we found our forever home because they were our realtors!”
-E & A Rios, Redwood City sellers + buyers
“Jaime and Julie are the best realtors we’ve ever worked with! They helped us move to Redwood City and found us a home we absolutely love. Would highly recommend them.”
-T & C Blosser, San Carlos sellers + Redwood City buyers
–J Block, Redwood City buyer & seller
“Jamie and Julie helped us get our perfect first home. They walked us through the whole process. From searching all the way to closing and getting our home ready to move into. Jaime and Julie were great listeners. They knew what to ask to shortlist where we wanted to live. Jaime and Julie knew what types of properties would suit us now and for the future. They’re also very knowledgeable about each of the neighborhoods. This includes traffic patterns and noise, and how to look for hidden problems in properties. We really appreciated their ability to settle our first-time home buyer jitters. They slowed us down to make sure we were making the right call. We loved working with Jamie and Julie! In closing – we wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”
-S & R Shek, Menlo Park buyers
“Jaime and Julie are truly amazing to work with. They represented the sale of our first home and the purchase of our dream home! We consistently felt they had our best interests at heart and made every step of the process clear and seamless. They are proactive, insightful, creative, organized and accessible! Every single detail was planned and executed flawlessly with incredible professionalism. They are both so warm and friendly. We truly enjoyed every engagement with them! Highly recommend Jaime & Julie!”
-C & A Heppberger, Redwood City buyers & sellers
“Jaime and Julie helped my husband and I see how having the right agent makes all the difference. They provided a personal touch from start to finish helping us with the home search. They defined our target criteria. And then stayed in constant communication via phone, text and email to keep us ‘in the know’ throughout the process. Jaime and Julie complement each other so well. They were a grounding force in stressful moments one comes across so often as part of the buying process. Even better, they anticipated potential problems, provided credible options for prevention and guided us to a win-win solution. We highly recommend this dynamic duo! Their energy, expertise and enthusiasm for the Mount Carmel neighborhood made looking for a home like a new, fun adventure. No doubt this alone is amazing given the madness of this year.”
-J McConnell & L Sitzman, Redwood City buyers
“It was an incredible experience preparing and selling our home as quickly as we did! The professionalism that Jaime and Julie rendered towards the sale of our home should be commended! Two thumbs way up!!!”
-F Sanchez, Menlo Park seller
“You really did a fantastic job on getting the Upland house. There’s no way I could have gotten that price with you have you as my agent. I really appreciated that you listened carefully to understand my goals for the purchase. And then you went out and made it happen! Against the odds I might add. And despite the fact that realtors naturally have an incentive to close a sale rather than get the best price. You saved me a lot of money.”
-D Bebb, Redwood City buyer
“Jaime is amazing. The first time I worked with her was 12 years ago when I bought my first home. First-time home buyers have a lot of questions. And she was there for me. Recently, I worked with her to sell a home in a somewhat complicated transaction. Jaime made the entire experience so easy. She is knowledgeable, smart and professional. She is also super energetic, down to earth and funny. I felt more like I was working with a friend that had my best interest in mind at all times. I definitely recommend Jaime whether you are selling or buying a home!”
-Joanne M, Menlo Park, Redwood City and Foster City buyer & seller
“Jaime is a fantastic agent and I’d recommend her to anyone. She did an incredible job finding us a home in Menlo Park. She worked very hard for us in what was a very tight market. After looking at many homes, thanks to her hard work, we found an off market home. And due to her hustle, we were the first people to see it. Most importantly, we always felt like she had our best interests above else and truly represented us. We’ve used many other agents on both buy and sell sides and would recommend her above all others. A+!!!”
–Jason L, Menlo Park buyer then seller
“We recently purchased our first house with JJ Team Homes as our exclusive agent. Not only did they find our dream house in a few weeks, but they found it off market through their unmatched local connections. This allowed us to deliberately work through the home buying process, and avoid the stress and time pressure of a marketed transaction. Once we decided to buy the house, they were invaluable through the inspection and due diligence process. They were quick to point out key components of the house that needed to be addressed. In addition, they facilitated discussions with the seller and had great vendor recommendations. They worked tirelessly for us and made sure we had all the information needed to make decisions. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Julie and Jaime. I can’t imagine going through the process with anyone else.”
-Whitney G., Redwood City buyer then seller
“JJ Team Homes was an exceptional team to partner with during our home buying journey. We were under pressure to get into a house quickly: we were expecting twins. Not only were they able to help us secure a beautiful home within a short turn around, they helped us achieve the majority of our wish list in a wonderful neighborhood. What we loved about working with this team is their thoroughness and attention to detail, their responsiveness as they always went above and beyond, and their ability to listen to our needs and ultimately help guide us through the stressful and cumbersome process of purchasing a home. We couldn’t have been more thrilled with our experience and would recommend this dynamic duo to anyone looking to settle on the Peninsula.”
-Peter & Kelly G., Redwood City buyer
“We recently had the pleasure of working with Jaime and Julie through the search and purchase of our first California property. Being recent East coast transplants, our real estate experience did not adequately prepare us for the market in the Bay area. Jaime and Julie exude professionalism while simultaneously giving it all a personal touch. It really helps you relax during a very stressful experience. The two of them are an amazing team who are constantly working to find you that perfect place. I have, and will recommend this duo to anyone looking for agents who have the experience and the talent needed in this competitive housing market. Thank you Jaime and Julie!”
-Keith & Shirly E., Menlo Park buyer
“Jaime’s sharp, quick, thinks on her feet, thorough, has your back and goes beyond the mile making it happen! Simply lucky to have met her! I couldn’t have closed without her – period. Jaime’s timely out-of-the-box thinking suggestions goaded the out-of-ideas Everbank team into action. Otherwise it would have been a chain of ever increasing closing windows for my sellers, their sellers, their sellers etc…”
-Joseph P, San Carlos buyer
“Jaime is an excellent Realtor. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jaime on a couple of occasions. She helped me sell my townhouse and then buy a house in Redwood City. In addition, she helped a friend sell his house in San Mateo. Jaime has a very positive attitude. It kept me focused on finding the perfect house in the area I wanted to live. When I thought I wouldn’t find what I wanted, she reassured me that my perfect house would eventually show up. And it did! Jaime did a great job of researching houses before I saw them. That was so helpful. Knowing what to expect on our house hunting weekends really helped. Jaime always took the time to make me feel like finding my house was important to her. I would recommend Jaime Jones to anyone looking for a new home or real estate opportunities.”
-Kris Rothgery, Edgewood Park, Redwood City buyer then seller, then San Mateo buyer
“I could not be more thrilled with my experience with Julie. Having been in real estate myself for almost 15 years, purchasing a home can be a very stressful experience. I have to say that I had the most positive and stress-free experience ever with Julie. She helped me from day one with what to expect, what price to initially offer, and got me extra concessions from the seller that I had no idea were even possible. Finally, in the end I was able to get the home for over $100,000 less than the asking price thanks to her negotiating skills! More importantly, she was so polite and kind to everyone. I will forever recommend and use Julie in all. my home buying needs.”
“Jaime was recommended to us by other homeowners in our neighborhood who had great success with her. She is very knowledgeable about homes in our community, and in the Menlo Park area. She orchestrated a highly efficient, successful sale of our home. It resulted in a $150K over asking price and multiple offers within 2 days of listing.”
-Marc Hebert, Menlo Park seller
“Simply amazing! And they went way beyond our expectations. We could not recommend Jaime and Julie more highly!”
-Stephenie H, Menlo Park seller
“Throughout the process, they navigated the uncertainties and surprises very well. The advice was excellent at every step of the way. During the time months we worked together, they were spot on every time. You even estimated the eventual sale price of a house that we looked at. They know the market very well.”
-David B, Redwood City buyer
“I recommend Jaime to anyone who is selling their home! She was brilliant in her knowledge of the market for my home. Jaime had clients who were extremely in interested even before it went on the market. She was extremely committed to my needs and wants. Jaime went above and beyond the norm to make it all happen so fast for me. Multiple offers and well above asking price were the rewards. Jaime was very confident in her ability, knowledge of the market, and what I could expect. I will work with her on my next endeavor.”
-Richard Watt, Menlo Park seller
“Jaime walked us through the listing, and ultimately the final sales process in a professional manner. Jaime pulled all the stops necessary to get the deal done!”
-John G., Mt. Carmel, Redwood City seller
“I was so pleased my husband found Jaime to sell my mother’s home. Everything went so smoothly. Jaime found our buyers on the first and only open house. She was knowledgeable about the area and consumer. She was on top of all questions and responded immediately. I would recommend without a doubt.”
-Richards, Mt. Carmel, Redwood City seller
“Jaime has been such a tremendous support. She helped guide me through the real estate process with her knowledge and expertise. She is very detailed and responsive to my questions in both the selling and buying ends of the market. I felt very comfortable that every issue and question was addressed and answered. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or buy their next home as you truly would be working with a real professional in this business who would help you every step of the way to accomplish your goals in the housing market.”
-Maureen Smith, Fremont seller
“Jaime was very dedicated to selling our house of four years. She then made it her mission to help us find a new house that we loved. She gave us 100%! I would gladly recommend her services to others looking to buy or sell in the Bay Area.”
-JR, Mt. Carmel, Redwood City buyer & seller
“My wife and I were looking around for quite some time for a home somewhere on the Peninsula. But we were not sure which neighborhood would be ideal for our budget and needs. Jaime made lists of homes from San Mateo to Redwood City she felt were good buys based on location, price, and condition of the home. She was happy to help us tour these homes and any others we found. She made insightful suggestions for what to look for in the properties we were seeing.
The ideal location for us turned out to be Redwood City. The house we wanted had several offers within the first few days it was on the market. Jaime expertly helped us get our offer accepted. Then gracefully assisted us through a rushed escrow during the Christmas holiday season. She showed us the property December 4th, and we literally moved in January 4th! Jaime handled the pressures and issues with ease. She was able to satisfy all of our questions in a professional manner. Her help through the buying process and after the closing was absolutely invaluable to us. We highly recommend Jaime! She is a knowledgeable real estate agent. She is a true professional who was with us every step of the way.”
-Dennis & Joanne McEntire, Redwood City buyers
“Jaime had my house sold in five days! It was due to her attention to detail, follow up, flexibility. And most of all her knowledge of the Real Estate marketplace.”
-Lisa Ragan, San Carlos seller
“She is a true professional! I would recommend her to anyone and will certainly use her on my next Real Estate transaction.”
-S. Patel, San Francisco buyer