Sarah A.

As first-time home buyers, we were a bit intimidated by the competitive East Bay Market, but we were lucky enough to work with Jake as our buyer's agent. He made the process incredibly easy and smooth. Because Jake is from Alameda, he is incredibly knowledgeable about the local eateries, schools, attractions, etc. in the area and had lots of recommendations as we toured potential homes. Jake is quick to respond and was able to accommodate our requests to view places within 24 hours or less. We were never worried we would miss out on an opportunity when Jake was on our side. We ended up buying exactly what we were looking for after only our third attempt. We avoided the hassle of a bidding war because Jake listened to what we wanted and found the place for us before it was listed on various property websites. This was possible because of his many professional network connections within the real estate business. The escrow process couldn't have been any smoother, because Jake helps you out every step of the way. He recommended a loan officer for us to use, and she was incredibly quick to respond and answer all of our questions. In 25 seamless days, we were signing closing documents. Everything went according to schedule; despite the holiday season, Jake had the foresight to submit things a little earlier so that the processing of our title wouldn't be delayed due to Christmas/New Year. We are now living happily in our new space and couldn't be cozier. If you're ever looking to purchase or sell a home in the East Bay or surrounding area, don't hesitate to inquire with Jake! We hope to work with him if we decide to sell/buy in the future.

Anthony A.

If you are buying in the East Bay, look no further than Michael Lane. From block to block, he can guide you through the area. You want to know about farmers' markets, running paths, bus lines, food recommendations in the neighborhood just name it, and he can tell you or do some quick research. I had just come off working with a couple of lazy agents and was skeptical about agents in general. Michael debunked all of my assumptions. He truly is a partner in the buying process, calling on his years of experience in this market. He'll guide you through the disclosures, ask good questions to the other agent, give you great advice when going through the bidding process, and most important to me he was incredibly proactive and responsive through the whole process. Buying a house in the Bay Area can be soul-draining, but I honestly was able to enjoy the process because of working with Michael. In short order, we found the home perfect for me in Oakland. If you are buying a home in the East Bay, it's a no-brainer to choose Michael Lane it will make all the difference in your process.

Brandon P.

Jake was a great agent to have! My wife and I were first-time buyers and were matched with Jake through Zillow. We highly recommend him! When we toured the first property with Jake, were comfortable right away. He was great about answering all of our questions and asking us the right questions to find out what we're looking for. As we continued the home buying process, what really stood out is that Jake's a good communicator. He was great about communicating with us throughout, making sure that he was in touch quickly and clearly whenever there was important information to relay. In particular, we really appreciated a few things he was really detail-oriented and walked us through all the documents as we learned what to look for, he was good at explaining what he saw as our options when offering/negotiating, and then letting us make our decisions without pressure, and he did his homework really well. He had great knowledge of the area we were looking for, provided excellent data about recent comparable sales, and had great recommendations throughout the process.

Karen S.

Pat helped us with buying our home in 2013 and then selling it in 2020. Pat is extremely knowledgeable about the local market conditions. He is very professional, thorough, and detailed oriented and always puts himself in the shoes of his clients. He has been a delight to deal with from our perspective as both a buyer and a seller. As we are Canadians and not very knowledgeable about local rules pertaining to buying/selling a home in the United States, he went the extra mile on both occasions to ensure the buying/selling processes were smooth and trouble-free, especially with our recent experience with selling our house during the COVID 19 pandemic when we had to navigate cross border issues and other unusual circumstances to close the sale of our home. If you're looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and trustworthy Realtor®, Pat Lane is the one! We highly recommend him with full confidence and are tremendously grateful for his help.


I want to say that I'm so glad I chose Michael. I've been shopping around agents and couldn't find one that is patient, knowledgeable, and really thinking in the buyer's shoes until I met Michael. The experience has been smooth and easy. His insights and suggestions are very helpful when we are browsing properties. He goes the extra mile to read and summarizes all the documents for me for every single offer I put in (which requires a lot of work!). Sometimes, he even tries to talk me out of the deal even though he has already put so much work into it. I'm very impressed by his dedication and his notion of being customer-centric. In the phase of closing, I put my 100% trust in him and he is able to handle all the details exceptionally well when I was so occupied by my job. Eventually, I'm able to buy a place I really like thanks to him. I will contact him again for my next purchase. I recommend Michael to everyone I know.


When my wife and I went through the daunting task of buying our very first home, Having Jake by our side as a Realtor® ended up being a phenomenal choice. Jake is extremely knowledgeable and was always available to us, whether it was to meet in person, discuss matters over the phone, or view open houses together. What I loved the most about working with Jake was that he genuinely had our best interests at heart at all times, never pressuring us to make an offer, and always making sure to do the necessary research and inquire with the listing agent about any questions or concerns we would have. When we ultimately found our dream home, it was Jake’s savvy that allowed us to place the winning offer. We are extremely grateful to have had Jake’s help in this process and we could not recommend him any more highly.

Niki P.

We were recommended to Jake by one of our good friends as we were preparing to buy our first home in the bay area. As first-time buyers, we had a gazillion questions and concerns throughout the home buying process and Jake was really patient with us through it all. Jake is an out-and-out professional, and knowledgeable about the bay area real estate market. He was always quick to respond to our questions whether it was during the day, after work hours, or during the weekends. The home buying process really comes down to making decisions and whenever we solicited his inputs on key decisions, he provided his recommendations without being pushy or aggressive. Overall, we're happy with Jake's service and highly recommend him!

Ashley O.

Michael was such a help buying our first home. He is the only Realtor® we will use from now on! He was so knowledgeable about the areas we were interested in. In our search process, he would recommend listings and get us in to see properties as soon as possible a real help in the Bay Area. Once we found the home we wished to purchase he was on top of every aspect of the home buying process. He coordinated with our lender, showed up for every inspection, appraisal (he even came prepared with comps for the appraisal agent). If you are looking for a home in the Bay I would highly highly recommend working with Michael. You won't be disappointed!


I first met Mike as a buyer new to the Bay area in 2015. Mike is incredibly knowledgeable of the East Bay real estate market and helped me find the perfect home and neighborhood for my family. He was always very responsive and great to work with. When we listed the home in 2020, he was our first choice to use as the listing agent. He again was a pleasure to work with, guided us through every step of the process, and got the home sold on time and for a good price. I highly recommend Mike for anyone looking to buy or sell in the East Bay.

Radillo C.

Michael is Great. He helped me buy my first house and when I decided to buy another, I knew who to call. He just plain took a lot of the stress out of the process by always being patient and available and always following up and answering my multiple questions. He is thorough, knowledgeable, meticulous and a good negotiator. He goes way beyond the call of duty to ensure his customers' satisfaction and happiness from start to finish. An all-around good guy. I trust Michael 100% and don't hesitate to recommend him!

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