I just finished working with Doris for the third time, which reinforced choosing her for my real estate needs.  I first met Doris many years ago at an open house.  She was very knowledgeable and I appreciated that she didn't have an aggressive or pushy nature, so I began working with her to help me find a home.  I enjoyed her approach from uncovering my personal preferences all the way to how she negotiated for me as if it were her own money, ensuring I got the best price for the property without losing out to other bidders.  She then helped me to sell my condo, explaining the pros and cons of each offer.  Most recently I used Doris to sell a home in Cupertino, where there are a small number of agents who dominate the market.  For the school system, square footage and not-very-updated condition of the home, Doris got us a higher selling price than the agents who focus exclusively on the Cupertino area, doing a fantastic job of marketing and appealing to buyers whose needs best aligned with the property.  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, if you are looking for the greatest financial advantage with a respect for working ethically, Doris is the agent for you.
Connie Feghali - Previous Clients

Arlene and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your terrific assistance in the selling of our residence in San Jose. Your efforts and suggestions made for a very pleasant transaction and the work you did after sale went above and beyond. During the time we were preparing the house for sale your suggestions and vender recommendations made the process go very quickly. The job you did with the sales brochure and video showed our house very attractively. With a well researched price we were able to make a quick sale. We will gladly recommend you to anyone wishing to sell a property. Thank you again for all your hard work.
Tom & Arlene Kennedy - Previous Client 


Over the last couple of years, we've both sold our house with Doris, and bought our current house with Doris.  Selling our house with Doris was a great experience - long story short, it sold quickly, with multiple offers over the asking price.  Purchasing our house with Doris was also a great experience - she is a strong advocate throughout the process, which is a must in the silicon valley market.  We were in a multiple-bid situation, and our offer wasn't the highest - seemingly against the odds, our offer was accepted after some negotiations.  Throughout both the buying or selling process, Doris doesn't pressure you, however she is always forthcoming with her recommendations, and her abundant network of contacts within the local real estate community.  We will certainly entrust Doris with our next real estate transaction.
Erik & Melissa Mankarios - Previous Client


We just want to extend our gratitude to Doris Vela for being such a great realtor.Being inexperience homebuyers, we had a lot of questions and doubts. Doris was always there to assure us that everything was fine and to answer all of our questions objectively and promptly.  She never pushed us into doing anything that we didn’t want to do. Her excellent service, frequent communication, professionalism and dependability, made the hectic process so much easier for us.  We knew instantly that we had selected the right Realtor.We are so grateful to have worked with Doris.  We would definitely recommend Doris Vela to anyone who is looking for a great, hard-working realtor who will wholeheartedly focus on your interest.  She is awesome!
Joe Lam - Previous Client

After four years being away from CA, we moved back to the Bay Area due to the job market. We used Doris Vela to sell our house in San Jose back in 2011. We appreciated her diligence and excellent work and support she did back then and had no concern using her again. We were shocked at how much homes went up in price since 2011 and at the extreme competition with other buyers. Though the experience of finally finding a house in the Bay Area was not very pleasant, Doris worked hard to lessen the impact. She even scheduled a house visit before it went on the market so we could get a head start. She was very responsive and spent extensive time showing us homes, and though we knew she had other customers, that did not hinder her from devoting necessary time with us. She listened to our needs and responded in a timely manner and got things done expeditiously, e.g. scheduling roofing, foundation, termite and other inspectors to check out properties we were interested in. Not only is Doris a diligent and trust worthy agent, but she is also a very pleasant individual to work with. We highly recommend her.
The Shehadeh’s - Previous Clients


Doris Vela was recommended by good friends of ours that had purchased a house in Willow Glen with her. And we are very glad they did - Doris was a pleasure to work with. We are from UK and haven’t purchase a house in US before - what a difference! Doris was there to calmly guide us through the process from start to finish. Diligent and direct, always supportive and never pushy. We always felt that she was on our side 100%. We offered on a property and then changed our mind and she couldn’t not have been more understanding. We had a preconception about realtors — that we would be sold to, pushed to move quickly etc and dealing with Doris was the complete opposite.What we appreciated most about Doris was how professional, calm and patient she was - despite our endless “panic” emails almost every evening and at weekends. We couldn’t be more happy with the whole experience - having Doris by our side to navigate. We now have the house we wanted, at the price we wanted and are ready to start re-modelling! We would wholeheartedly recommend Doris to anyone buying or selling their home - you won’t regret it!
Mark & Selina Knight - Previous Clients

Doris, Thank you so much for all the help and professional advice you gave us selling our house in Willow Glen. We couldn’t have done it without you.Your help through every step of the process was invaluable. Your assistance in setting the listing price, guiding us through the paperwork, inspections and closing made the process as smooth as possible. We especially appreciated your help in finding reliable and reasonable contractors to handle everything from the staging, painting, and floor refinishing to handyman services.Your experience, diligence and professionalism came through in every aspect of the selling process. Thanks, again!
Bill & Candace Hogan - Previous Clients

We bought in Willow Glen in 2010 and sold this year to move abroad. Doris Vela helped us through both transactions. Doris is simply wonderful. Her market knowledge, patience and focus helped us buy a great house that really matched our requirements and then to sell it at a great price. When we decided to sell our house we received an "as is" offer from a developer that seemed great and promised to be hassle free. But that offer turned out to be considerably lower than the price Doris was able to negotiate for us. Thankfully, Doris convinced us to give her the opportunity to market and expose the property properly in exchange for a greater net gain and it really worked! We would recommend Doris to anyone.
Paul S. & Sarah Evans - Previous Clients

We met Doris at a home viewing in San Jose, from the first time we met her we knew that we had connected with the right person for dealing with our housing needs.  Doris guided us through the process of selling and buying our home. She represented us and our needs in a very professional and diligent way, always staying in touch and making sure that as the process progressed, we were still happy with our requirements and needs.One thing that is worth mentioning is that Doris always used her professional and fair approach with the people we were dealing with, giving us a satisfactory feeling that we were represented by a person of integrity. Doris went out of her way to procure help and ensure that our home sold in the best possible light, leading to obtaining excellent and prompt offers. Doris also maintains an excellent list of contacts that assisted us with professional solutions in inspections, repairs, staging, escrow transactions, etc. It is also important to note that Doris is a very personable individual.We are happy to recommend Doris to anybody who is thinking of selling and/or buying a home. They will not just get a Realtor, they will get a person who cares for their home selling/buying needs, a person who can give them solid advice and make this somewhat difficult activity as easy as it can possibly be.
Brigid & Oscar Lombardi - Previous Clients

I don't initially trust a lot of professions – Lawyers, Mechanics, Real Estate Agents, Dentists, Vets, Plumbers etc … the list goes on. When someone has a great deal of knowledge on a topic that you have very little knowledge of there is always a nagging feeling that they are somehow looking after their own interests and not those of you – their client. The reason why I am writing this recommendation is that once someone proves to me that they can be trusted I want to let others know that I will personally vouch for them. This doesn't happen often. Doris Vela is one of these people.As foreigners coming from overseas looking at buying property in the US for the first time in 2012 Doris was super professional from start to finish. She had a supportive but not aggressive attitude in helping us find a home, exemplified extensive local knowledge to show us a lot of hidden gems around the area complete with first hand historical facts, patience to show us many, many homes until we could find that perfect place all the while honing in on exactly what were the aspects we liked in houses, smart but fair negotiating skills to help us lock down a good price, nerves of steel to help us through the totally foreign (to us) finance process, and complete understanding on how to close the deal.On top of this, Doris is a fantastic, caring and level headed attitude that are exactly what we look for in an agent. I will recommend her to all my friends and anyone else looking to buy property in the Bay Area. Don't worry, Doris, we will be seeing you again.
Luke Miller & Malini Sietaram - Previous Clients


My husband and I have worked with Ms. Vela to sell our properties couple of times. Ms. Vela has demonstrated outmost professionalism. She never pushed us in accepting or rejecting any offers, in fact we had multiple offers, she help in picking the best and closed in 2 weeks. We met Doris in an open house over three years ago, since then we have purchased our own home and sold couple of our town homes, we will continue working with her every time.I just cannot express enough gratitude for the magic she performed. If you want to hear it from the horse’s mouth, (being me) Please ask Doris for my number.
Mitra Soleymani - Previous Client

I am writing this letter to express my gratitude for the excellent professionalism that Doris Vela demonstrated during the recent sale of my home on Balsa Avenue. Doris was very diligent in her dealings with every challenge that presented itself during the course of the sale; often personally handling and going above and beyond the call of duty to make the sale happen, including using her vast network of resources to address all issues that came up. Prior to deciding to sell my home, I got to know Doris as a trustworthy person in her field and knew that when the time came for me to sell my home; I wanted someone to represent me with the same qualities and integrity that I value.  As a professional in my own right, I value honesty, integrity, and approachable demeanor; all qualities that she possesses and therefore making it easy for me to choose Doris. Her calm demeanor and straight forward approach created a very positive result for both the seller and the buyer. Without her experience in the real estate market and expertise with selling homes in my neighborhood, I could not have done it. Doris made all the difference and it meant a lot to me that she was handling things.I highly recommend Doris Vela to anyone who is contemplating selling their home. Congratulations to Coldwell-Banker for having such a professional employee.
Ron Marashian - Previous Client

Being a first time buyer, I educated myself reading books and online feeds on how to buy a house in California... this was a great starting point for me …though only with Doris' help was I able to completely understand the process in relation to my specific  situation.For me it took 2.5 years from the day I decided to buy a house in town until being able to unlock the front door of what today is my house. During the years Doris kept me updated on the houses on the market...their list price versus expected selling price and value, and was always ready to walk through a house of interest, get a second opinion on the condition of a house in question for example from a contractor -with no obligation- placing me in a position where I could comfortably valuate the value, benefits and consequences for me of buying THAT house. What I value the most from working with Doris is that she is honest, very straight forward and I always felt she was evaluating prospect houses exactly based on the parameters I had described as important, and I never felt any pressure to make a decision I was not comfortable with. I can only say that based on my experience: "when you are working with Doris you are in good hands."
          Marcus Thordal - Previous Client

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Broker: Keller Williams Realty

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