-"While we were purchasing our house in Orinda the market was crazy with houses going quickly for $100,000's more than asking and buyers expecting immediate offers with no contingencies. In this high pressure environment you need the best realtor on your side to avoid making expensive mistakes. We found that in Altie Schmitt. Altie has his finger on the pulse of the market, knows every house inside and out, has a fabulous network and got the information we needed in time to make the right decision. We appreciated his level headed thinking. He actually steered us away from some properties that would have been not right for us. Excellent negotiator and well respected by other realtors and just, all round great to work with. Can't recommend him highly enough. He has already helped some friends of ours find a house who were also delighted with his services." 

-"We would recommend Altie Schmitt wholeheartedly to anyone who is looking to move to the Lamorinda area. We found met through our friends who moved to Orinda two years ago, and he was a welcome change from all the other brokers we had worked with. He was not only incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, but he listened to our needs and really looked at properties with our preferences in mind. His opinion to see a listing that we otherwise would have passed on is exactly why we are living in this house today. He was also a master at negotiations, knowing how and when to push, and what the best deal for us could be. He coordinated the entire close process for us while we were busy getting married and in France for our honeymoon - we came back to keys to our new home, and a basket of eggs from Altie's chicken coop - talk about awesome service! We have already recommended Altie to two of our friends and will continue to work with him for years to come. Thanks Altie!" 

-"We love Altie! We consider Altie a personal friend - he is extremely professional and has a wonderful disposition that puts everyone at ease even in stressful home buying and selling situations. Altie helped us find a home that was not on the market and secured a private sale for us. We have no doubt that Altie's friendly, professional demeanor helped us tremendously in the negotiation process. He also made the sale of our current home seamless and easy. We would highly recommend Altie Schmitt to anyone looking to find a perfect home."

-"Altie was warm, friendly, and genuine. He was very patient and not pushy at all, and provided candid advice about what was realistic. He brought a house to our attention that was completely not on our radar, and helped us negotiate the price down for a significant discount off of list price. Wewere referred to him from a friend, and given our great experience, have referred him to other friends.

-"We had the pleasure of working with Altie on both a home sale and a purchase. We worked with him on-going over an extended period of time and found him to be fantastic. Altie is a very calm, smart, knowledgeable agent who guided us through both home sales. He is very well connected and was able to give us background, history or other pertinent information about all the homes we considered helping us make a careful choice. He was great on both the negotiation process as well as ensuring we received all the inspections needed given the specifics of the home we chose. Due to his careful eye, we were able to get our home for well below the asking price even in a competitive market. We highly recommend Altie. 

-"Altie helped us buy a fabulous home in a great location with a perfect yard in an extremely competitive market with low inventory. He was extremely responsive and we were really impressed with his understanding of the area and all the things available for families. Altie had many contacts and was constantly looking for a great home for us and would often let us know ahead of time if something was going to come on the market. We only had to make one bid to get the house we wanted and Altie really helped negotiate in a difficult situation as the seller was composed of more than one party. Really a great house shopper! He has such a great eye for good properties. Altie is also very low key with a sense of humor even under stressful situations. He knows every road, hill, traffic, stores, schools, land topography, clubs, soccer, etc and had great advice on all things Lamorinda. He always made the time to meet us at our convenience if something interesting came up. Just a great experience and Altie helped us close the deal on a great family home."

-"We've worked with Altie Schmitt on multiple house transactions and all have been very positive experiences. He is smart, honest, and professional in all his dealings. We 100% recommend Altie."

-"Altie helped us sell and buy homes in May and September of 2015. He is honest, dependable, persistent and has a vast knowledge of the real estate market in Northern California. We first met him when we moved to the Bay Area in 2005 and consider him friend."

-"Altie sold our home and negotiated the purchase of our new home in 2009. His knowledge of the area and negotiations skills are excellent. Even in a tough market he was able to sell our home for a great price and expertly guided us through the process of purchasing a banked owned home. I would highly recommend Altie to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."