Here's what clients say about Ron

My wife and I were looking to buy a home.  As lawyers, we felt we knew everything and, as such, went into the process without an agent.  We looked at a beautiful home, and although it did not fit in our price range, what we found inside was priceless; Ron Zate.  We spoke for an hour inside the most beautiful kitchen that we could imagine.  Although we left without the house, we left with the peace and assurance that we had found in Ron someone who knew the landscape, the area, and truly cared.

Needless to say, the relationship could not have gone better.  We met, he interviewed us (and tough questions I might add!) and we set off on our journey.  We met in front of a house the following weekend and Ron presented us with a color copy, coded and labeled binder; this guy is a pro!  I am writing this from the kitchen of another home, ours.  And Ron is the reason why.  We recommend Ron without reservation.  In fact, I will only say, prepare yourself for the separation anxiety that comes along with closing.  Ron was a daily part of our daily lives.  He is without equal.

Chris and Christina


My wife and I can’t recommend Ron highly enough.  He spent a great deal of time getting to know us and preparing us for selling our home.  He then came up with a strategy for marketing it that was not only the least impactful on us but which also resulted in multiple offers within forty eight hours, a bidding war, and ultimately a sale well above the asking price!

Not only is Ron an extremely knowledgeable realtor but he’s also a great guy.  My wife and I very much enjoyed the time we spent with him, and over the course of working together our relationship developed from being clients to being friends.  We still keep in touch with him and consider ourselves incredibly lucky that he was there to guide us through the entire stressful process with such an expert hand.

Tom and Monica


Curtis and I wanted to express how grateful we are that our paths crossed on a slow Sunday afternoon during an open house next door!  At that time, we wouldn't have thought that we would have bought a house three months later!  You have been instrumental in what became a very smooth process.  There are so many things to thank you for.  You have been a wonderful guide through this journey and we feel you were always on our side and gave us objective advice to keep the deal on track.  In the end, we got the house of our dreams with very reasonable terms.

Thanks for being patient and having an objective eye during home showings...Thanks for the thoughtful market analysis in determining a fair offer...Thanks for suggesting we ask for MORE repairs :-) Thanks for keeping us on schedule with meeting contingency guidelines...Thanks for continuously ensuring we were on schedule for closing...Thanks for the great contractor references for post-purchase repairs...

You have definitely redefined our impression of realtors (we've purchased two prior homes) and have set the bar higher for the next one.  We would of course use you again!

John & Curtis


Ron was invaluable in our property search.  We were looking for an investment property and we knew we had the right man for the job at our first meeting.  Ron walked us through the different options for properties, asked lots of very good questions to find out what we really wanted, and didn't sugar coat anything during the process.

Ron's experience is invaluable throughout the property search and transaction - he knows the questions to ask to determine what you are looking for, knows when and how to realign your expectations when you're not being realistic, and is proactive.  When you have a question, Ron has already thought of it and has the answer for you.

He pre-screened our listings and in many cases had already contacted listing agents to find out more detail about the properties even before we saw them.  This is one of Ron's biggest strengths - his relationships with other agents helps him to get valuable information about the property so you can determine whether it makes sense to view it and to help strategize on an offer.  Ron is proactive and a good listener.  He always makes sure you are comfortable in the process and keeps in touch with all parties throughout the transaction.  If you have Ron on your side, you'll be in good hands throughout the process.



Ron Zate is the best: honest, professional, diligent, and patient.  We could go on, and on, and on about Ron's virtues. He found us our house, and then we realized that that's only 10% of how he conceives of his job.  He made everything else happen, too, from the loan, to the inspections, to any further negotiations, etc.  He's dogged, and he fights for you like nobody else.  But he's also kind, incredibly knowledgeable, and patient.  Do yourself a favor, and work with Ron.

 Adam and Sumana


A friend recommended that we contact Ron about selling our house.  After meeting with us on two occasions (each more than an hour long) and answering all of our questions, he did an amazing thing--he told us he was not the right realtor to sell our house.  He could have easily accepted our listing and phoned it in (or even worse, botched it), pocketed the commission, and been done with us--but he didn't because that wasn't the right thing to do.  And even though he is not our agent, he has continued to follow up with us and make recommendations and introductions on our behalf.  Ron is a true professional.