Client Reviews

Rohit, Morgan Hill, CA

We would never have been able to swing this deal had it not been for Scott. His knowledge and expertise far surpasses anything/anyone we have known in his field. That is why we were able to get our dream house despite a raucous 17-party bidding war. Broadly speaking – experience and negotiating skills should never ever be understated, and our case illustrated just that. Thank you Scott and Lisa for manning the helm on this. We will be eternally grateful.

Luke, Santa Cruz, CA

When I moved to California in 2010 Scott was one of the first people outside of work that I met, he was originally my landlord for a small bachelor cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains. I met my future wife while living there, we eventually moved out into a bigger place together, but when we wanted to purchase a home I knew I could trust Scott to help us navigate the complex and competitive world of Bay Area real estate. Scott guided us through the purchase of that first home, and then a few years later helped us sell that home on a contingent offer to buy our next home, then helped us sell that home as work took us out of the area. Scott is a consummate real estate professional and watching him work was a real education in the skill and encyclopedic knowledge required to work at a high level as a realtor. As buyers we have specific and unique needs and I always felt that Scott understood on both a practical and emotional level what we were looking for and truly needed to be happy in a home. His support team has also always been highly responsive and very engaged, particularly when selling a home, to make sure that our houses were able to attract the right buyer for the home who appreciates its true value and is willing to pay a fair price. Great project management and making sure that all the little details get taken care of to make the sale or purchase process go smoothly. Rather than operate in a cut-throat fashion I always felt that Scott was looking for the win-win, looking for that buyer who would understand the true value of our home and offer a full price for it, or helping us find the home that we felt best fit our needs as buyers ourselves. This also helps us to trust Scott, because he genuinely wants the best outcome for all parties in any real estate transaction. In short if you are considering buying or selling a home in the South Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, or Santa Cruz area, I can enthusiastically recommend Scott.

Alec, Santa Clara, CA

Scott was very thorough, professional, and knowledgeable about the area and the current state of the real estate market. He was very easy to work with and was on the same wavelength as me in terms of pricing and marketing the home. His team did a great job of getting the property prepared and staged, and in guiding me through the process of filling out the many forms necessary to prepare for the sale. Pricing strategy was done very successfully and we got several offers above ask in a matter of days. We had a difficult situation with the first prospective buyer who backed out late in the escrow process, and Scott gave good advice as we navigated through that issue and eventually had to re-market the property again, with a proper sale happening just a few days after putting it back on the market, for essentially the same price as the buyer who backed out. I would be happy to recommend Scott and his team to anyone in the area looking to sell (or buy) a home.

Prashant, Sunnyvale, CA

Scott is a rock star! He came highly recommended by some friends and he exceeded the expectations in helping us buy a home in the Bay Area. The best thing about Scott is that he was unequivocally on our side throughout the process. There were times when we were going to make hasty decisions but Scott acted as a trusted adviser and helped us in not making bad decisions. Scott is a full service agent and has an outstanding team. Special thanks to Lisa who helped us be on top of our to-dos to ensure the transaction went through smoothly. I strongly recommend him for anyone thinking of buying real estate in the Bay Area.

Rex H, San Jose, CA

Our family just purchased our first house during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott is knowledgeable and has a great team, and I especially like to thank one of his team members Lisa who helped us a lot in the whole process. Honestly, we don’t think any other agent would have taken better care of us in terms of buying a home. We are truly demanding buyers and had a long list of requirements with limited budget, which made it difficult to find an ideal house in our desired neighborhood. Yet Scott took our requirements seriously and guided us throughout the house hunting process. When we looked at houses with him he always gave us feedback and pointed out some issues we would have overlooked. A couple houses that we were outbid eventually were sold at what Scott had predicted, which shows his knowledge to the real estate market. Scott is also extremely patient and is genuine and sincere. Our relationship did not end when our escrow closed. From time to time we still throw questions to him and he is always responsive. We highly recommend Scott!

Therese, Mountain View, CA

Scott was recommended by a family member who utilized Scott’s expertise on the selling and buying side of his property. I know that he was so pleased with Scott’s knowledge and skills so it was a no brainer for me to hire Scott to sell my condo. He had recommended that I upgrade my unit and I was  so thankful that I listened to him. The upgrades were beautiful and I was so glad that I trusted his input. Once on the market I got an offer less than two weeks and my condo sold!! Throughout the process Scott was always available to me. I was always impressed with his skills and felt lucky to have him as my realtor. He is super nice and very polished. His supporting staff were fabulous. Hands down, if you are looking for that perfect realtor make Scott your choice.

Rahul, San Jose, CA

Five stars across the board! We’ve worked with Scott on three transactions (twice as buyers and once as sellers) over seven years and have had good outcomes every time. Scott takes the time to really build a relationship and understand everyone’s needs. He is very knowledgeable about the local  market as well as broader trends, and brings that to bear in his guidance to clients and negotiations with the other party. Our most recent transaction with Scott was the most challenging, in that we listed our house just as the COVID crisis took a drastic turn for the worse. Scott’s optimism, good judgement and patience really helped make a stressful and strange situation a lot better — and we were able to sell the house at (under the circumstances) a great price. Highly recommend!

Namburi, San Mateo, CA

A friend of ours recommended Scott, when we were on the look out for our first home. Scott was very patient and understood our needs and budget. He has excellent negotiating skills and always puts his clients first! He and his team were very diligent when submitting offers. It was a great  experience working with him.

Bullard, San Jose, CA

Scott made us feel secure in the search for our first home purchase in the Bay Area. He came highly recommended from two of our friends and exceeded our expectations for personal service and expertise. He took time to understand our needs and gave us solid advice on the homes we were interested in.  The whole process was a smooth running and positive one!

Buyer, San Jose, CA

Scott and his team were able to take what can be a very scary and intimidating experience (buying a home in the bay area) and make it a very simple and comfortable process for our family. Scott took the time to listen and understand our family situation and needs, and was with us every step of the  way. For us, working with Scott was like having a realtor in the family. We will definitely continue working with him in the future.

Dave K, Capitola, CA

My wife and I needed to find a home near Santa Cruz and move-in within 2 months. It was our first home buying experience, yet I had done a lot of research on what steps I needed to take. I knew finding a good real estate team was critical. After our first meeting with Scott, we knew he was the  right person. He started by really listening to what our goals were and then he helped us narrow down our target home criteria by showing us multiple types of properties in different areas. Once we zeroed in on our goal, he and his team were extremely proactive in finding us properties to look at and showing them to us. In the meantime he connected us with a superstar loan officer, so when we found the home we wanted the financial skids were greased. We ended up getting our first and only house we put an offer on at a KILLER loan rate. We outcompeted other offers due to the Poncetta Team’s professional offer package. I didn’t see it first hand, but I am sure Scott’s down-to-earth demeanor and negotiation skills played a large role in our success, in addition to his long-time experience working in the Santa Cruz County area. Katie and Scott were very friendly and responsive throughout the entire process, which made the experience less stressful. We were able to move-in to our new home by our target deadline and absolutely love the house and neighborhood.

Buyer, Campbell, CA

Scott and Colleen were wonderful to work with when we sold our house in Campbell. Because of their experience, they made the entire process comfortable and seamless. Selling a house is stressful, but Scott was able to calm our nerves whenever we spoke to him. He, correctly, advised us on when  to accept an offer. He assisted in moving the sale forward when faced with several challenges. Our house sold for well over our exceptions. We were very happy with this team and would highly recommend them! 

A. Rudow, Scotts Valley

We worked with Scott to sell our home, and purchase a new one in November of 2018. The sale of our home took longer than expected, and was highly stressful to say the least. Scott and his incredible team were the only people who kept us sane throughout the process. Scott’s negotiating skills got  us the price we were looking for during the sale of our house, and more importantly, helped us buy our new dream home! Scott is truly an expert in his field, but more importantly, he really cares about his clients. My husband and I have a Realtor for life! — trust me, you will LOVE him. 

Z, Felton, CA

I met Scott by chance an at open house for another property. On first contact he impressed me with his confidence and professionalism, and we had initial discussions on the sale of my late uncles’s property the very next day. As I live on the East Coast, Scott was very attentive over the ensuing  months by email and telephone, and carefully guided me through the process of prepping, listing and selling the property. After the property was listed, we had a buyer within 6 days, at a very good price! I would go to Scott again if I were interested in buying or selling property in the area and can recommend him to others without reservation! He’s excellent!

The Williams, Woods Cove, Santa Cruz
“Colleen and Scott made selling our home fast, easy and fun.
Their personal touch and level of service far exceeded our
expectations as they helped us prepare our home for sale, guided
us through the process and managed the closing transaction with
the highest level of professionalism. And best of all, we are
completely happy with the result!”

D. McDonald, Maryland
I met Scott by chance an at open house for another property. On first contact he impressed me with his confidence and professionalism, and we had initial discussions on the sale of my late uncles’s property the very next day. As I live on the East Coast, Scott was very attentive over the ensuing
months by email and telephone, and carefully guided me through the process of prepping, listing and selling the property. After the property was listed, we had a buyer within 6 days, at a very good price! I would go to Scott again if I were interested in buying or selling property in the area and can recommend him to others without reservation! He’s excellent!

J. Woodbury, San Jose
Scott Poncetta has recently handled the sale of four single family, 1031 exchange and purchase of two multi-family buildings totaling $5.99M. During the process Scott’s ability to provide strategic insight to the sale and 1031 exchange process as well as the ability to select and negotiate the purchase of our new properties was invaluable. During this complex and challenging process Scott’s ability to calmly handle all obstacles with class and style set himself apart from other real estate professionals I’ve worked with in the past. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property

Gwen W. Los Gatos
Dear Scott,
I wanted to send you a note expressing my sincere gratitude for everything you’ve done for me, not only in successfully selling my house in Los Gatos, but also in helping to guide me through my purchase of a home in San Luis Obispo. In my eyes Scott you go way beyond what a good agent provides for their client. Having lived in the home in Los Gatos for 40 years I was not at all familiar with how to sell a house. You guided me through the process every step of the way from recommending financial advisors, through preparing the house for sale, then through the bidding process to closing. You always clearly presented me with my options and explained your strategy. I have to say that you were patient with me, and supported me, when I made some choices that perhaps did not cast you in a favorable light with your colleagues. And way beyond my dreams, we sold the house above the asking price within one week. I appreciate all that you did for me Scott. I feel like you understood what I wanted and knew exactly how to get me there. You represented me with the highest level of integrity and care, and I would be more than happy to recommend you anytime. Many thanks.

Michelle J. San Mateo
We have had the pleasure of working with Scott on two occasions. First as our selling agent–he put our duplex in San Jose on the market. He priced it just right; within a day we had multiple offers and it sold above asking price. The selling transaction was smooth as well largely because Scott took care of everything. Since we were so satisfied with Scott we asked for his expertise in helping us buy an investment property on the Peninsula. Scott is very knowledge about all the different neighborhoods-he steered us away from a few neighborhoods that we initially were interested in. We are thankful he did because we found a beautiful investment property in Burlingame. That transition was smooth as well, again because of Scott’s expertise. Scott is also very personable and very easy to work with. We highly recommend him!!!