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I used the Heywood Team to sell my Westside Danville property in 2019. I was extremely pleased with the way John and Liz handled every detail of the sale. I hadn’t sold a home in over 40 years so I appreciated their patience in walking me through the process. They advised me on necessary cosmetic improvements needed to maximize the buyer appeal and tirelessly arranged and executed all the work crews from their vast array of qualified and reasonably priced contractors. Once all the work was completed they arranged for my home to be professionally staged. When my adult son came over once it was prepared for the market, he commented that he almost didn’t recognize it as the home he grew up in! He was super impressed as was I. Their hands on approach to selling my home made a challenging experience very pleasant for me. In the end we sold it for the price I was hoping for which enabled me to move to my next home. Their knowledge and expertise of the Westside market is unsurpassed!

If you’re thinking of selling I highly recommend the Heywood Team.


John and Liz sold our home at a huge premium without it going to market, made the process painless and managed the improvements needed to our home prior to sale. Would highly recommend especially since this is the second home John and Liz have sold on our behalf.

Rogelio Choy

My wife and I found John’s listing on Zillow and called requesting to meet. John responded right away and met us at the property. As the listing agent, John was very knowledgeable about the property. In addition to that, John also had a good understanding of the condo association rules, regulations and documents answering all our questions. After a brief discussion my wife and I felt comfortable trusting John with our decision to purchase and decided to put in an offer. John was very thorough when going thru all the documentation required for our offer and answered all our questions making us feel comfortable with our offer. Once the offer was accepted, John and his team kept us informed and facilitated our purchase with our lender and title company. John and his team were available via phone and email and responded quickly to any questions or concerns we had. John was there for closing not just as our realtor, but as a new friend. This was the easiest purchase my wife and I have had, and we have purchased over 10 homes.

Kirk Jones

It was great to work with both John and Liz. They are both very knowledgeable in the area where I sold. Being that I was far away during this transaction, it was still seamless. The communication was as always there via phone call, text or email. I would recommend that if you are looking to sell or buy a home to give John and Liz a call. I can attest that they will work hard for you.

Shaun Graef

John and Liz were a pleasure to work with. They really listened to our needs and found exactly what we were looking for. Throughout the process they were helpful, responsive, knowledgeable and took the stress out of both selling our old home and buying our new one. During the sale of our condo, Liz was immensely helpful in preparing us and staging the condo so that we would get the most out of it. John knew exactly how to position it in the current market to get the highest possible offers. In the end, we received an offer above asking price within hours of it going onto the market. Our positive experience with John and Liz continued as we began looking for a new home for our family. Liz took the time to help us determine what was really important to us in a new home and to take us around to various homes that she felt would meet our criteria. Within days we she helped us locate the perfect home that fit our desires in size, bedrooms, and location. John then showed his prowess as a buyers agent and helped us submit an offer that was accepted by the sellers. In a market full of cash buyers from over seas and investors with higher offers, it was nothing short of a miracle to have our first offer on any home be accepted. John was a wiz at the rest of the closing process and made going through the various steps and the associated paper work very easy. John and Liz were truly and joy to work with. We can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done to help us!

Chris Jon Wong

John and Liz did an excellent job helping us to find our home in Danville. They started with us when we were merely considering the area and spent time showing us areas about which were curious from Pleasanton to Danville. We relied on their tremendous knowledge of the area and experience. It was a long search and they never lost patience or neglected to communicate with us. Both qualities in stark contrast to our previous experience. We appreciate them so much and highly recommend Team Heywood!

Sheley Bakke

After interviewing several realtors, we decided to go with the Heywood team. John and Liz were attentive, accessible and provided smart, strategic guidance throughout.
They exceeded our expectations by attracting multiple offers,getting us more than we listed for and navigated a smooth transaction from beginning to end.
They know this market and we couldn’t be happier we chose the Heywood’s to represent us!

Gretchen & Chuck

John and Liz are the most pro-active realtors I know. They literally approached me as I was returning from work one evening to our Westside Danville home. They asked me if we were planning on selling and the next thing I knew I was giving them a tour of our property which we had recently remodeled. We had them over to our home soon thereafter where we shared with them that we wanted a low profile sale (no signs or open houses) and top dollar for our beautiful home. We established the price based on their knowledge of the recent sales in our area.

We signed the listing agreement and the Heywood’s went to work. Because they are well networked in this community and specialize in Westside Danville they were able to secure a buyer quickly. They are thorough, efficient and communicative. They secured an excellent buyer who was willing to give us the price and terms we wanted.

It was a smooth sale and we even got a rent back from the new owner. We highly recommend John and Liz as true professionals who get the job done and work hard on behalf of their clients.

Gary & Carol Ann

John and Liz Heywood did an awesome job of helping me find a really nice condo to buy in a really nice area of Livermore. The place I ended up getting was believed to be a lost cause because the seller and her agent would not accept my original offer. John got through to them without any ridiculous counter-offers and I ended up getting the place I had hoped for.
1. As a team, I got two professionals instead of one and this ended up being the most important advantage I had. It’s very helpful because of schedule constraints in this hot market where you need an agent available on sudden notice to view a property and get in an offer before anyone else. Liz would sometimes be available to show me a place and sometimes it was John.
2. John and Liz very quickly got a feel for what type of property I was looking for and I was never wasting my time looking at non-quality properties.

3. John and Liz are tech savvy. They’ve got their iPads, e-mail, text messaging, bluetooth wireless phones and all the rest dialed in. I could always get in touch with them with leads and questions. I never had a single communication problem.

4. All questions and concerns were answered and John was kind enough educate me on the process of making offers and counter-offers and all the steps of closing escrow. Knowing what was going on behind the scenes made me much more comfortable about signing offers and making EMD’s. I’m very thankful for their patience here.

The Heywood Team is highly recommended by me. I am absolutely serious when I say that my entire experience of buying a house using John and Liz was STRESS FREE. This was my first time buying a home. Friends and family had all told me to get ready for a roller coaster ride of headaches because buying a house is tough. It wasn’t like that at all…. I suffered more stress getting apartment rentals in crowded San Francisco when I was in college. I can’t think of a single negative during my experience and now I have an awesome place to call my home. I’m a happy guy!
Michael Frohnen

Fantastic! I am honored to recommend them. They found us a home under extremely challenging circumstances. We were first time buyers, the market had next to nothing in our budget, and we had a very short window of time in which to buy and move. They were beyond professional! They took such care of us and really held our hands during the process. Their negotiating was spot on and they found us an immaculate town home with everything on our list including the short commutes we challenged them with finding, and all comfortably in our price range. There was never a moment that I couldn’t reach them and they saved us so much stress. It was a challenging season personally in our lives when everything changed at once. We might have made some hasty decisions, but the Haywood’s had wisdom, experience, a peaceful presence and exceptional service. It is a tremendous benefit to work with a team and one that works so well together. They get it done and look out for the clients best interest always!

John & Nicole

After relocating from San Diego because of a job change, my husband Todd and I were in search of a realtor in the area. We were fortunate to find John and Liz Heywood. They were very accommodating and patient with our new home search. In the 7 month process, they listened to our concerns and desires in a warm, caring and professional way. We would recommend the Heywood’s to anyone looking for a new home in Danville.


We needed to sell our town house and found the help we needed. John and Liz Heywood came to our rescue. They helped us to rearrange our house to look spacious and inviting. They made the paperwork to go smoothly, and were always ready and willing to help anyway they could. They were very professional. The sale itself went very fast. The first showing was on Friday and following Tuesday we had a buyer and were signing papers. I couldn’t have gone any better. We highly recommend the Heywood services!

Dan and Heli

John Heywood is one of the good guys. And the same cannot be said for everyone in the real estate business. John has done work for me, and as a retired broker myself, I can vouch for the fact that he is competent, honest, and moreover, has great people skills.

Paul Hunter III

My husband and I first met John at an open house he was hosting. We found him very charismatic and knowledgeable about the area, and as we became more serious about our home search, we were excited to work with him. John and Liz were very patient with us as first time home buyers. They listened to our feedback and our list of “wants” in a home and did their best to accommodate.

The home we fell in love with also came as a lengthy short sale. John was very helpful at helping us navigate that confusing process, from deciding on an initial offer, to explaining each twist and turn along the way.
Ultimately, we found The Heywoods to be fun, enthusiastic and well versed in the East Bay housing market. They made our first time home buying a positive experience.

-Erin B.