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Client Testimonials

Effectively serving investors in buying or selling is the heart of our business. Read what our clients have to say.

“Michael and Rebecca , Thank you both for your exhaustive efforts to be sure the sale of my four-plex on Di Fiore Dr. occurred and conformed to the regulations of a 1031 Exchange. I always knew I was in excellent hands, even with the first offer falling out of contract. Not only did you locate and …

Marilyn Thelen

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“Mike and his team are great to work with.  They are very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and detail-oriented.  Special thanks to Mike for his hard work in getting my building sold at my targeted price.  The transaction was a seamless close.  Highly recommended.” 

Julinna Tan

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” I highly recommend Michael Shields as your next Realtor!! He helped me with my 1031 exchange this year. I had an apartment complex that I decided to sell and Michael was a fantastic Realtor to have worked with. He worked around my crazy work schedule with no problem. He scheduled all necessary inspections, appraisal and viewings …

Carlos Mendonca

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“Michael is an expert in apartment building investment.  He knows because he owns apartment buildings himself.  I have a couple of fourplexes and this is my first time taking the big leap to buy and operate a nine unit apartment building.  So it was great having Michael as my agent.  I got a lot of good …

Kelvin Hong

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“ Dear Mike and Rebecca, We want to say thank you very much for the sale of our apartment building on Barker Drive in San Jose. The entire experience was a pleasure for us. We are so impressed by both of your expertise and flawless conclusion of this project.  If there is ever any sale …

Hans and Erika Resch

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“Michael,  Thank you for representing me as the buyer for the three buildings you listed in San Jose.  As the first time buyer of properties without my regular agent representing me, you provided a wealth of information and also let me feel comfortable to work with you as a dual agent. You also acted fairly …

Meiying Forney

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“Michael Shields and the Silicon Valley Multifamily Group are knowledgeable and responsive professionals. They created a customized real estate marketing approach that produced a quick sale, above asking price of our property. Michael Shields and his team made the selling experience uncomplicated and stressfree.” 

Suzanne S

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“Michael, Just wanted to thank you and Rebecca for the hard work you put into selling our apartments. Sam & I appreciate everything you have done for us. Instead of you being Real Estate Agents, I think of you as good friends and always smiles and always your kindness”.   

Sam & Mattie Arledge

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Thank you, Michael, for making the seemingly impossible happen. I simply cannot believe that I was able to move up from a 2-unit to an 8-unit in Sunnyvale against all odds in the tough competitive market of 2016. It is your unique broad understanding of market conditions, marketing, rental & legal knowledge that have made …

Ming & Soeisna Leong

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Mike and I would like to thank you for the service and efficiency that you and Rebecca have shown us during the sale of our apartment.  Your knowledge and expertise was evident all the way along and we never doubted your competence.  It will be our pleasure to recommend you and your firm to anyone …

Michael & Mary Barger

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Michael, thanks so much for your years of service in all of our property transactions. We appreciate your expertise in planning our investment strategies…

Glen Cortez

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I would highly recommend Michael Shields if you are trying to sell your multi-unit rental property.

Eric Allen

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Michael, A hearty ‘THANK YOU’ for accomplishing our goal of selling our commercial property quickly.  You and an Rebecca were terrific to work with!  Thanks for all your help and wonderful service. 

Kathleen Williams

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Mike, We just wanted to thank you for executing such a smooth 1031 exchange for us.  Your marketing of our apartment building was perfect and you found a great buyer at the price we wanted. Then you really listened to our needs and found exactly the upleg we had in mind. We understood that out …

John & Mary Santos

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I like working with Michael because he has a unique quality among brokers of ‘telling it like it is’.  He is honest about the properties he sells and doesn’t sugar-coat things, so it’s easy to close deals with him because he is very trustworthy.  We’ve done four deals together and he, along with his support …

Paul Lin

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I could not have asked for a better agent than Michael Shields. I interviewed several candidates before choosing Michael as my agent and could not be happier with my choice. Despite 3 similar properties at lower price points coming on the market within weeks of my listing, Michael was able to get me multiple offers …

Michael Joyce

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I work with Mike because he does what other brokers often don’t do: He gets the job done. He proactively markets his listings and tells it like it is. I have recommended him to friends and business partners and plan to work with him to sell additional properties.

Randy McAlpine

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Michael Shields did a great job representing Strom Properties when we recently purchased a Mountain View apartment building.

Roger Strom

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I Heartily Recommend Michael Shields as a broker. You will not find a better broker to work on your behalf. He at all times acted on our behalf with the highest standard of professionalism and ethics. The property was marketed in a complete, intelligent and Effective manner.

Brian Preston, Esq

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Michael and his team were incredibly professional through every step of the sale of our investment property. He was very responsive and always ready to answer our questions. He was also very organized and he prepared a spreadsheet of all bids on the property. He carefully reviewed them with us to ensure we were making …

Vin Rai & Angie Garling

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Mike and his entire team did an exceptional job navigating a complicated 1031 exchange for me. He’s a hustler, well respected and networked in the industry, and will find a way to get a deal done despite the roadblocks that will inevitably come up in your transaction. I especially appreciated Mike and his team stepping …

Jason Kalira

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Michael, Rebecca, what can I say? Words just cannot say how much we appreciate you both so very much for what you did to sell our properties – stellar A Plus Job! We would not hesitate to ask you to sell another one of our properties and will certainly refer you out.

Jane Parks-McKay

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Michael and his team represented us as the selling agent on 2 transactions. Michael’s professionalism, attention to detail and ability to understand the nuances of commercial transactions sets him apart from other agents in the industry. He is extremely proactive and accessible. I look forward to working with Michael again.

Sanjeet Thadani

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Michael, I feel deeply obliged to you, Erik, and Rebecca for your professional and trustworthy services! The process of my 1031 property exchange was like a multi-stop airplane journey. You and your team have been working diligently and professionally at each and every step to ensure the airplane had arrived at the destination timely, safely …

Tony Qin

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I had the opportunity to work with any of a number of other brokers and I can say without any doubt that I made the right choice working with you. You are truly professional and always looked out for the best interest of our family financially. You gave us great advice on the market, walked …

David DeLellis

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Thank you, Mike. You are a true professional. I’m very happy with the sale. I’ve worked with a number of other agents before but none of them showed as much effort or follow up to sell my property. I want you to meet the rest of my family and work with us on all our …

Julio Galvan

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When my wife and I set our sights on buying a property in a very competitive market, as first-time buyers, we knew that it would be difficult. We reached out to Mike for representation, and we sure are glad that we did. Mike guided us through the process of making an offer and understanding how …

Evan Rosenfeld

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Dear Michael: On behalf of my family I thank you for doing such a great job selling our apartments. The integrity and professionalism with which you handled the transactions and the results exceeded our expectations. You were the perfect person to help us. My sincere thanks,

Janice Mulholland

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Mike – last 5% – often the final exam, you and Erik passed at the top of the class…always moving forward negotiating the inevitable bumps, bear traps and road blocks real or otherwise perceived. Well-done and congrats! I like your can-do attitudes, winners embrace that ethic. You’re excellent committed professionals, that’s what it takes to …

Bill & Stephanie Noryko

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Back in the day, I bought and sold a lot of property through another broker. I had some good deals and unfortunately some not so good deals. I sure wish I knew Michael Shields then. He did a great job selling my building!

Dave Edwards

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Mike is very dependable and managed everything regarding the sale of all my properties, from working with managers and tenants to handling repairs. From beginning to end he was very detail oriented and I trusted him with everything. I’ve never been happy with any other broker other than Mike. I put my complete trust in …

Ernie Cortez / Glen Cortez

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Michael is very knowledgeable about the multi-unit market and has been very professional and easy to communicate with. He stays on top of everything and made the sales process a smooth one. It was definitely a pleasure working with him and we will not hesitate to use his service again in the future.

The Tans

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“Mike – You are the most knowledgeable, helpful broker I know. You have helped me tremendously in acquiring and managing my property. Whether it be running the numbers, making recommendations, relaying past experiences or just providing a listening ear, you have made buying and managing my property very smooth and I cannot thank you enough …

Frank Ruggeri

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You did an excellent job! I’m 100% happy with the sale — no doubt about it. If I know anyone who needs to sell their building I’m going to send them to you.

Arlindo Alves

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Your service was excellent. We couldn’t have done it without you. You helped me get the price I wanted and it was a smooth transaction. You were excellent in determining price and because of that we attracted a lot of interested parties and received numerous offers — which was key to the sale of the …

Carter Gautier

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I found it a pleasure to work with someone who was highly competent and yet understanding and down to earth, who constantly showed me how creative, confident, tough negotiator, and yet always acting completely well within the bounds of professional ethics and courtesy. It was a privilege to work with someone whom really cares, and …

Nancy Jean Petralia

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Even my personal attorney is impressed by your performance. In all the years that he has been practicing law, he has never met any real estate agent who has as much expertise as you have. He informed me that from now on, he will recommend you to all of his clients who are in need …

Que D. Do

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We were fortunate in choosing you for the sale from a number of brokers we interviewed. From the time of the interview to even after the closing of escrow your energy and devotion to the task was impressive.

Roger Newlander, (Retired) Attorney & Real Estate Broker

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Thanks, Michael, for the great job you did on getting my 10 unit apartment sold…It was a pretty flawless transaction regarding stress or demands…I would use you again in a second if I have another sale to do and I would also highly recommend you to any and all of my friends.”

Gregory Garcia, Retired Realtor

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We have worked with several Realtors in the past and found you to excel in your professionalism and attention to detail.

John & Karen Rashleger

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We really appreciate everything you did to complete the successful sale of our office condo. Your attention to detail and follow through as well as persistence made a big difference in completing our sale…You are a true professional and we strongly recommend anyone looking to sell real estate to consider working with you

Tim & Teri Sherer

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Thank you again Mike for completing this undertaking through to the end without any problems. I always find you to be trustworthy and fair in all my dealings with you. You have always kept my best interests in mind above all else. Please know that I stand behind you and recommend your services to anyone …

Jean Allgauer

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I have used Mike on 2 properties so far, and will be using him on a third, plus perhaps more if I can find something available in this market…he is very good

Barbara Holden

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We made a plan, Michael followed through, did an excellent job of marketing and sold the property within weeks. Totally satisfied, would recommend without reservation.

Ray Borzoni

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Overall, we felt the ‘confidence’ when you are behind us to execute this exchange, which involved a sell and buy action that crossed over state lines. We are grateful you are the one that took us on this journey. We thank you for being our broker.”

William King & Mai Hoang

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