What Our Clients Say


“Hi Erin, Just wanted to say thank you for helping our daughter and son-in-law find a home to raise their family and guided them through the process. They seem very happy and excited about their new home. We may not be in Bay area to see it for a while but we're excited to see it when we're next up there. Have a wonderful Summer."

- Chin

“I cannot recommend Erin highly enough! She expertly and patiently guided us through our first-time homebuying experience in this crazy Bay Area market, giving us extra attention and answering all our questions! Erin is a realtor of great integrity and is clearly highly respected by her colleagues. She made the process as pleasurable as possible - - and she was the one that ultimately found our dream home! Work with Erin and you’ll work with the best.”

- Maria Judnick, Writer, English Lecturer, and Writing Center Faculty (Santa Clara University and San Jose State University)

“Erin Benford and her team, did an amazing job of selling my home. I started off by presenting her with an aggressive deadline that I would have to meet in order to purchase the new home I’d selected. She cheerfully agreed and we started to move forward.

I had never sold a home before, and I was unfamiliar with the steps involved. Erin started the process by explaining the process and all of the paperwork required. She pointed out areas where there may be a risk, explained the risks and how we could be proactive in order to avoid them. She also suggested some creative ways of marketing, in order to reach the most buyers.

The amount of work involved in getting my home ready for sale was overwhelming. Erin sensed my concern and provided me with a resource for help. This resource allowed me to complete the home cleanup and Erin did the staging, making it very desirable. We moved into the showing phase of my home. Throughout this process I raised numerous questions to Erin and she answered each one quickly and thoughtfully. We showed the home for one week, which yielded multiple bids with higher than expected offers.

The closing process also went smoothly. During this time, I was able make arrangements for the move to my new home. The move went forward on the original schedule and I was able to close on my new home, in plenty of time. All thanks to Erin.

Without Erin’s help, I may have met the timeline I needed, however Erin was so helpful to me throughout the process. She helped me understand what was happening and when. This made the difference in helping me through the anxiety of selling and buying at the same time.

I highly recommend the Benford Team. Erin is experienced and provides outstanding expertise, great follow up and is a tremendous emotional support. Thank you Erin!”

- Lisa Collins

“Erin, thank you for your diligent effort and help to us get to where we are. You professionally handled this whole thing with a touch of care as if you were helping your son close the deal for move in. We are grateful and blessed to have met here.”

- Simon L., 2018 Buyer

"I couldn't have been happier with Erin's service. I was new to the area and needed someone I could trust to help me find the right home. Erin took the time to get to know me and understand what mattered to me. The market was tough and I was in a big hurry, but with Erin's help, I ended up in just the right place at just the right time. Erin's solid experience and market intelligence is clear - but more important, Erin operates with honesty and integrity. If you're looking for a new home, or selling a home, call Erin!"

- Robin Larmer, Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer | Santa Clara Family Health Plan

"Erin and Jeffrey were wonderful to work with as we sold our old home and upgraded to another. They have a great understanding of the market, were excellent at communications and extremely professional in all aspects of the transactions."

- Darren K.

"Erin and Jeffrey Benford helped me purchase my home in Alta Vista, and I couldn't have been happier with their work! They were experienced, knowledgable, diligent, good listeners, caring people, hard workers, and they dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's so that I felt completely secure in our transaction. They have kept in touch with me as a valued client since then, and I enjoy the information and the fun perks that they offer. I would not ask anyone but The Benford Team to be my realtors when it comes time to sell, and I highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in either buying or selling a home. You will be in good hands."

- Daphna R.

"Erin and Jeffrey got us into our condo right before our baby was born! They did everything they could to find us the right property as soon as possible."

- Jessica P.

"Erin Benford and the Benford Team of Sereno (San Jose, CA) are the best of the best in real estate! The Benford team goes that extra mile to ensure the real estate experience of each and every client is top notch and seamless! I highly recommend The Benford Team!!! "

- Gail Higley, RE/MAX, Orlando

"We were referred to Jeffrey and Erin by another realtor who highly recommended them. They were very familiar with the areas of San Jose that interested us and helped us during walk-throughs to determine potential issues or things to be aware of. They were always available by phone or e-mail for any questions we had and kept us updated on the progress once our offer was accepted. It was a stressful time as I was 8 months pregnant, but Jeffrey and Erin helped us get into our condo 2 weeks before our baby was born! Now we are all settled into our new home with our new baby. We couldn't have done it without Erin and Jeffrey!"

- Jessica Pasa and Erik Weinmaster

"Erin and Jeffrey were god sends in answering questions and providing assurance that the process would work. Being a massive skeptic, I wasn't sure everything would work out. Erin provided a calm in my storm, and I couldn't have been happier, than on the day she handed me and my wife the "SOLD" sign."

- Ed Sturm, Principal PM at Nuance Communications

"I have had the pleasure to work with Erin (and her team) when we hired her to purchase our house and later in selling our house. Erin is patient, informative and is quick in responding to questions. She knows the market and latest trends in real estate well. We were able to sell our house within 10 days because of her flexibility and making it work. I would hire Erin and her team in a heartbeat!"

- Marlies Lloyd, Career / Life Coach | Personal Growth | Professional Development

"A wise person once said: “A house is made of walls and beams. A home is built of love and dreams”--- and we are definitely sold on our new home!

A huge thanks goes out to our fabulous mom/son real estate team -- @Erin Benford and @Jeffrey Benford-- for being there for us throughout the searching, rejections and negotiating ... Until we found the perfect home for us.

Scott and I appreciate you and will highly recommend you for going out of your way to be responsive and guide us at every step :)"

- Josephine and Scott Hanan

"Home for the last 6 years is officially sold. Thanks Erin J. Benford and Jeffrey Benford, our awesome realtors that for us an offer above listing in 6 days and able to get us through escrow quickly despite our HOA'S litigation."

- Dan and Crista Young

"Hi Mrs. Benford and Jeff. I wanted to pass along my sincerest thank you for all of the time and hard work you spent in getting our house ready for sale. We were certainly pleased with the end result, and I feel very fortunate that we had you in our corner every step of the way.

Thank you both again for everything, and even though I won't be in the Bay Area again for awhile, I'll certainly refer you every opportunity I can. Your service is truly invaluable.

With gratitude,"

- Jason

"When my husband and I decided to relocate from Southern California to Northern California, Erin became our "relocation expert". She helped us narrow down where we wanted to relocate our family, find a home in a very hot market in record time, and recommended vendors to assist us with everything from inspections to handymen. Her patience, guidance, and knowledge of the area was instrumental in making our move a smooth transition."

- Kimberly Izadi

"My husband and I had the privilege of working with Erin and Jeffrey Benford when we sold our San Jose home in 2009. The Benford Team coordinated inspections, staging, photography, and marketing with expert precision. As a result our home sold in record time, even in a sluggish market. When the perfect dining room set for our kitchen was lacking, Erin even tracked one down at a sale and delivered it to our home herself. In my mind, The Benford Team sets the standard for excellence in real estate. Erin and Jeffrey guided us through the entire home sale process with professionalism, integrity and outstanding service. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to sell or purchase a home in the San Jose area."

- Monica Farrier

"In 2010 my husband and I inadvertently stumbled upon our dream home. In a matter of one week, we went from not having any desire to sell our current home, to having it prepped and ready to be put on the market. The Erin and Jeffrey Benford Real Estate team was absolutely the reason we were able to make this dream a reality. They epitomize a team that is professional, responsive, educated, articulate, and resourceful. They helped us make a contingency offer on the new home while simultaneously getting our old home sold in a matter of weeks. We are truly forever grateful to Erin & Jeffrey – they made buying and selling a home a very positive one, which is no easy feat! And they threw us the best chocolate dessert housewarming party after we moved in to our new home. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

- DeAnna & Sridhar Pursai

"Erin Benford and the Benford Team were fantastic when my wife and I were purchasing our first home. They met with us and explained the real estate market and directed us to the MLS website so we could find potential homes we liked. Erin was always very attentive and had us looking at as many prospects as we wanted as soon as we were available. There was never any pressure to pick any particular place, but she was always asking questions about what we liked or didn't like so she could show us only the places she thought we might be interested in. Erin and the Benford Team are quick to respond to any questions and provide all the information necessary to make a decision and determine a reasonable price. We would use Erin for all our future real estate sales and purchases."

- Crista and Dan Young

"We fully endorse Erin Benford for the hard work, knowledge and dedication she has to her profession. Erin has that hard to find balance of being both professional and personal when it comes to something as emotional as buying or selling a home. We have what seems like full access to her when needed and she will actually listen to you with any feedback that you may offer. We definitely will be using Erin in the future and have asked her to supply us with business cards for all of our friends and family."

- Mark and Melissa Yamashita

"Erin is the whole package. From explaining the process with me and helping me stage the house to pricing, negotiating and the burdensome paperwork Erin was always there. She is very knowledgeable especially concerning short sales and was diligent about contacting the bank on my behalf to see the the sale went through. She was very professional and I would recommend her highly to anyone selling their home."

- Edwina DiSilvestre

"Erin did a wonderful job of selling my condo a couple of years ago. She not only staged the house so it looked attractive, but she got a good price, too! She is very personable and friendly, which attracts the best clients!"

- Therese May

"Erin had her work cut out for her. My wife and I were looking for good schools and a great neighborhood to raise our family in after relocating to San Jose from the midwest. We were ultra-picky and on tight budget. Erin stuck with us and delivered excellent options for us to explore – ultimately leading us to our new home. It was an absolute pleasure working with her through the process and she helped make everything go incredibly smooth. I would highly recommend Erin to anyone looking for expert knowledge of the area and with genuine care for her clients."

- Craig M.

"I am very happy with the Erin Benford Team and the successful sale of my Sunnyvale Town House. Thanks Benford Team."

- Michael C. Mattson

"Erin sold our 1940's Spanish style home in San Jose within a short time of listing the property (in 2010). We have never enjoyed such professional and expert care from a real estate agent, or from the team of Erin and Jeffrey Benford. Erin is emaculate in her preparations, not only knows how to stage a property, but brings staging props, and she knows how to be diplomatic but firm when discussing the market and pricing. She asked us to view a video on proper pricing strategy - so that we could be realistic and price to sell. We sold the house for full price in a down market - that's a definition of success. Work with Erin - you will get you property sold and enjoy the experience."

- Michael Farrier

"Erin and Jeffrey Benford assisted us through both a purchase (firstly) and then a sale (secondly) within a year. I would highly recommend this team for their professionalism, market knowledge and experience, as well as strategic guidance. They helped us step through all of the milestones of both transactions flawlessly and any of the other professionals they brought in were adept as well (inspectors, for instance). They took the effort to help us market our home by making some excellent recommendations for staging with our own furniture, and even augmented this by bringing a few more items to sharpen the look further. We received multiple (7) offers in a down market and were extremely satisfied with the price. We feel confident with Erin and Jeff's expertise and have recommended them without hesitation to relatives and friends."

- Lisa T.

"This letter is being written as a recommendation for Erin Benford of BenfordRealEstate. Erin and Jeffrey represented us as buyers of a townhouse condominium in San Jose in 2007. Without a doubt they are the most dedicated and thorough realtors we've ever been associated with. They worked with us to determine our needs and preferences, ie type home, location, price, etc. and set about identifying and showing us only those homes that met our requirements. In addition, they "stayed the course" from the offer, to the purchase and turning over of the keys, and beyond. Upon taking possesion of the home, a few issues were discovered and they worked with the selling realtor on our behalf to get them resolved to our satisfaction. I heartily recommend Erin to anyone interested in selling or buying a home in Silicon Valley. It has been almost six years since our purchase and yet she has stayed in touch with us regularly to see if there is anything she can help us with. We have met some of her other clients and have never heard anyone express anything other than positive comments regarding her service and professionalism. Gary & Mila"

- Gary and Mila Brees

"I have used the Benford Team to represent clients in the sale of homes during the administration of estates. Their professionalism and expertise during this trying time has been appreciated both by my clients and by me. I highly recommend the Benford Team."

- Beverly Glass Klinestiver, Attorney

"Erin is great-- calm guiding hand of experience, makes time for her clients. Recommended."

- Happy Client