Lester Belliveau Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker

Lester Belliveau

Real Estate Agent at
Coldwell Banker

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  • First Time Home Buyers
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  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Lester is a top selling Fremont agent - having sold over 79% more properties in Fremont than the average agent.
Lester has great Condo experience - having sold 159 more condos than the average agent.
Lester is a TIC expert - transacting over 79% more tenancies-in-common than the average agent.

More about Lester Belliveau

Professional Experience A full time realtor since 1988. Prior to that I had ten years of retail sales experience. I have had extensive real estate training on everything from foreclosures to tax strategies. Over $100 million in closed real estate transactions in the last 30 years. Education Bachelor of Science degree in Sales and Marketing from San Francisco State University Professional Philosophy Follow up and follow through! Les never leaves his clients unaware of what is happening in their transactions. he knows that buying and selling a home is a very big decision and takes pride in easing the stress of the situation and making the process more fun and fulfilling. Professional Affiliations Member of East bay MLS, South bay MLS and West bay MLS Member of Southern Alameda County Board of Realtors Member of California Association of Realtors Member of National ...
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Education

Bachelors in Marketing-Sales

Certifications

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Title & Escrow Specialist

Expert in HomeLight’s Closing Services, a secure title and escrow platform

Awards

International President’s Premier, International President’s Circle Award, Gold Circle Award, President’s Club Award, Pinnacle Award, Rookie of the Year 1988, Top 1%

Preferred Agent

Has a track record of fast responses and high-quality service

License Number

997558

Lester earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Lester Belliveau's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Les went above and beyond what anyone would expect from a realtor. Hes hands on, very attentive and pays attention to every detail. You don't get better than Les. If you want to sell your house quickly and for the most money, call LES!

      - Patricia K.
    • Les and his team were relentless in helping me with my corporate relocation sale of my home in Union City. Top notch service, communication and understanding of the market and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely use again next time I invest in the Bay Area!

      - Erik W.
    • Les was so helpful in the whole process, he really takes care of his clients. It was very stress free for me, and he got 30k over asking price! I couldn't be more happy!

      - Gwen S.
    • Les is an outstanding realtor.We were faced with selling my parents home of 40 years after the passing of my father. As we had no knowledge of the current market values, the escrow process of property held in a Living Trust, or the appropriate selling strategies to complete the sale as quickly as possible, we needed an experienced and knowledgable realtor.[ link omitted ] highly recommended Les as a national sales leader for Caldwell Banker Real Estate.After interviewing a couple of agents, Les met with us to discuss the property. Les was by far the most professional, prepared, and reassuring agent we met with. His proposed strategies were thorough, timely, not overly aggressive, and he seamlessly incorporated our inputs into his proposed selling strategies.Les hit the ground running. We appreciated Les arranging for the contractors to complete the carpeting and painting. The work was done on time and at or below the estimated costs. Les and his wife made minimal but tasteful staging accents which highlighted the home, but did not over tax us with additional work.Although originally we had planned for a single day of open house, Les held 3 successive days of open house over the Memorial Day weekend. The results were fantastic with hundreds visitors and 12 offers-2 cash offers. Les works very hard to stay on schedule. He keeps you informed of issues, and is available any day of the week and at any hour of the day. Les helped us work through several issues which came up in the process, and was always reassuring and supportive. We can not be more pleased to have choosen Les as our realtor, and can not recommend him highly enough.

      - Bar H.
    • Les is a gem! We could not have found a more experienced and skilled realtor to sell our home. Les is a skillful negotiator and talented marketer. We had 2 offers the day after the first open open house and multiple offers the first day we officially accepted offers. We received multiple offers that were way over the listing price and with Les's skillful negotiation several of the offers even upped their offers by thousands of dollars more and lifted their contingencies. We sold our place in 14 days from day we accepted offers with no contingencies thanks to Les' masterful negotiations and strategies. His knowledge and experience in the real estate market and techniques of selling homes cannot be matched. In addition, our home was fixer upper. Les referred us to contractors whom helped renovate our place up for a very decent price and coordinated all the renovations. Les also funded our staging costs which no other realtor was willing to do. We definitely recommend Les to sell your home!!

      - Charise H.
    • I hired Les while selling my rental condo in Fremont. Given that I lived in Southern California during the sale, I needed someone to perform all of the detailed legwork. Les coordinated everything and kept me in the loop on a continuous basis. I never had to wonder what was going on. He made everything happen very quickly and seamlessly. He was very knowledgable of the value of the condo and the strategy to get it sold fast and at the best amount. The condo got many offers and sold for above asking price due to his savvy negotiating skills. If you'd like an experience agent who will look out for your best interests, I highly recommend that you go with Les.

      - Christian
    • We had a fantastic experience working with Les Belliveau. We sold our Newpark Village condo for WAY over the asking price, and Les walked us through the entire process. He is very responsive, answering every phone call or email quickly or calling back within minutes if he is busy. Les took time to sit down with us, explain the selling process, answer our questions, and come up with a great strategy for marketing and selling our property. There were some buyer issues that came up during the process, and Les handled them very well. He negotiated the best price and terms for us with our buyer, and everyone ended up very happy with the deal. I don't think just any realtor would have been able to get us the highest price for our condo like Les did. He also brought in a professional stager to make our place look great, and that made a big difference. He is well-known and well-respected in thelocal area, and that helps a lot when it comes to negotiating power. I would whole-heartedly recommend Les Belliveau to anyone buying or selling property, especially in the Fremont/Newark area.

      - Nika K.
    • Les is the best realtor we had in every way. We recently sold our house through him. The property was in Fremont and we live in a different city. Selling is a difficult process and staying in a different city makes is twice as difficult. Les guided us through out the process and helped take care of all the needs that was required from advice on pricing and comparables, repairs and staging, holding open houses and most importantly negotiating with the buyers. His negotiating skills are extremely powerful and obviously comes from his years of experience in real estate. He is intimately familiar with the local real estate market and knows exactly how buyers and sellers are thinking and what their needs are. He knows exactly how to negotiate for the best price and safety in closing. He is always available and there to listen and explain. He personally went over to the house a few times to take care of some things for us, since we were out of town. Don't know how many texts, calls and emails we sent him, but he always patiently explained the situation or process and put us at ease. He has all the right connections to move things in a hurry when needed from getting things fixed, emergency repairs and follow up with HOA (in our case) to make sure everything was taken care of for the close of escrow. It was a pleasure having him as our realtor and we wish him the very best and all the success.

      - Ethan S.
    • Whether you are buying or selling you will not find a better person to work with than Les. He is extremely professional, courteous and responsive. Our house was listed, sold and closed in under 60 days.

      - Drew
    • Les is very honest, experienced and knowledgable in the current house market of Fremont. He was prompt in communication and gave plenty of advice and support. I had the most wonderful experience dealing with him! I would recommend him to anyone!

      - Soyon P.
    • Les sold my condo in Fremont for $31,000 over asking. He was knowledgeable about the market and provided me with a comprehensive market analysis to competitively price my home to get multiple offers. He quickly responded to emails, texts, and phone calls. He walked through my condo prior to putting it on the market and gave valuable advice on fixing up the home to have it show better and sell for more. I received multiple offers and was in escrow within a week of the open house.

      - Jaime E.
    • I was so fortunate to find Les, he was everything you want in a realtor. He informed me of every detail during the transaction right up to the closing. I would highly recommend him to anybody buying or selling.

      - Linda K.
    • My experience working with Les was extremely positive. He helped me thoroughly understand the process of selling my property, as well as being extremely responsive to and supportive of me throughout. In fact, he has offered his support for me moving forward even though I am moving out of the state which says a lot about his commitment. I would, and will, highly recommend Les to others

      - Brooke C.
    • Recently my wife and I purchased a home in Union City and we had a great experience using Les. Had it it been for him we surely would have not been able to purchase our home. Thanks to his stellar reputation and patience my wife and I were able to buy a perfect starter home for our family.

      - Tom B.
    • Les and his team were relentless in helping me with my corporate relocation sale of my home in Union City. Top notch service, communication and understanding of the market and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely use again next time I invest in the Bay Area!

      - Eric W.
    • Les was awesome, he did a great job for us. He walked us though the whole process of sellng our home and we had a few laughs along the way! We would recommend Les if you are thinking of selling your home.

      - Brian S.
    • Les went above and beyond what anyone would expect from a realtor. Hes hands on, very attentive and pays attention to every detail. You don't get better than Les. If you want to sell your house quickly and for the most money, call LES!

      - Pat
    • Choosing Les to be our realtor was one of the best decisions we have made in a very long time! Not only is he very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive, he is a truly down to earth and honest man, which is hard to find these days. We now can say he is one of our new and good friend! Choose Les to be your realtor and you can thank me later!

      - Rob N.
    • I would like to comment on the remarkable service provided by Les Belliveau. His dedication and talent in servicing all of my real estate needs so far exceeded my expectations. I interviewed many agents prior to hiring Les to sell multiple properties for me during an emotional estate liquidation, owning our properties for 46 years. All of the other Realtors that I interviewed came with recycled tote bags and notepads in hand as gifts. Les came in with a thick binder of accolades and achievements which highlighted what he planned to do for me if winning my business. Coming from a long sales background, I know and can appreciate the loyalty and complete commitment that Les offers his clients. Not only did he get several thousands of dollars over my listing price on multiple properties, he was also flawless in executing the entire escrow process with absolutely no hang ups or setbacks! Having the feeling of service security is priceless in this competitive economy. Regardless of how busy he is as one of the top realtors in northern CA, I always felt like a top priority to him. Les deserves to be acknowledged in such a way that he is reminded how much his efforts help to make people's lives easier. And that is a true testiment to an efficient salesperson. Thank you Coldwell Banker for Les Belliveau!! You are my Realtor of choice!!

      - Debbie L.
    • We selected Les to list our home for sale because of his local experience, but as we started working with him, it turned out he had so much more to offer. He's very personable and easy to work with, has excellent demeanor and communication skills. We worked with us VERY patiently, never forcing us to rush, rather guiding us step-by-step through the entire process while he negotiated the best offer for us, with the most qualified buyer. We highly recommend Les especially if you want to have a enjoyable as well as learning real-estate experience while buying or selling.

      - TJ
    • We have used Les for the purchase and sale of two homes because of his knowledge and expertise, as well as for his ethics. He always advocates for the client and advices accordingly. His daughters have joined his team and are very helpful with marketing and promotions. I only wish he could be where we are relocating so he could find us our next home.

      - Michael S.
    • When my husband and I decided to sell our condo at Meadowbrook, we knew exactly who we wanted to act as our selling realtor - Les Belliveau! We had seen his "for sale" and "open house" signs before and we knew that he was very familiar with the properties in our complex. He did a great job setting up our virtual staging, and he provided us with pointers to help us ensure that our property was ready to be sold (cleaning, painting, cabinetry work, inspections). He walked us through the complete selling process and made the entire experience easy and worry-free. I would recommend his services to ANYONE who is interested in selling a property.

      - Kellie D.
    • I contacted Les last summer to discuss what it would take to sell my Fremont home. Les was very knowledgeable, both in what we should do to the home as well as the Glenmoor area. Les suggested some improvements and we worked together to coordinate with a contractor to get the work done. The house now looks better that in ever has and listed and sold over ask in a mere 11 days. I highly recommend Les for you real estate needs, he is great!

      - Ken V.
    • When we were decided to sell our family home, we wanted someone that we could trust and had a known reputation for excellence and integrity. This is why we selected Les Belliveau and his team. Great communication, excellent negotiation skills, knowledge of the current market and trends. The marketing provided was of the best quality, we wanted to buy our own house again! The process was smooth and very quick. If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate, you can't do better than Les and his team.

      - Ian V.
    • Les was absolutely fabulous! Quick responses with questions, kept in constant contact with us and helped to bring a fast and very positive outcome to our house sale! It was a dream experience and I would not hesitate to recommend him and his team to others. They are the best!

      - Michele B.
    • Les and his daughters Becca and Alex helped me sell my home in Fremont. It was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend Les and his team. They helped me and guided me every step along the way, and I was extremely satisfied with the service and the results!

      - Chris B.
    • I needed someone experienced in trust sales and being an out of state seller, I was nervous. Les made it easy and seamless! He went above and beyond what I expected and I highly recommend him.

      - Tiffany K.
    • Got Lester by referral of the relocation agent! Lester and his team are superb and helpful with patience and good understanding and knowledge about listing inventory and market trend of real estate in Bay area. Great experiences in working with Lester!

      - Chi M.
    • I was working with another realtor for over 6 months. Then I was referred to Les. It was the best thing that happened to me. Les and his daughters worked with me so professionally. They were all fantastic! My condo was sold in less than one month. I would definitely recommend Les and his team.

      - Ida C.
    • If I could give Les and his Team 10 stars I would.Very courteous, knowledgeable, puts his clients best interest first.LISTED PROPERTY - MULTIPLES OFFERS - SOLD (OVER ASKING PRICE!!!)Need I say more... I am so grateful to have had Les as our agent.

      - Lina D.
    • He listed my condo and sold it in 10 days I am very happy with his work. He is knowledgeable and professional. He never hesitated to make sure I was comfortable with the selling process and understood what was going on.

      - Penny C.
    • Les was my realtor with the purchase of my very 1st home in 1990. He is an excellent realtor and so easy to work with. The entire process from beginning to end was flawless with Les and so naturally he was the only realtor I thought of for the sale of the same property he helped me buy in 1990.

      - Liz N