Main Content

Testimonials

Testimonials
What Our Clients Are Saying

Helen is quick, smart, honest, personable, hard working: she gets the job done. I have known Helen for over 30 years and I can, therefore, unequivocally and without reservation recommend her. She is Number One on my list.


— Stanford Atwood

I'm honored to present this recommendation for Helen Pastorino, CEO at Pertria. Helen has been my financial advisor, real estate advisor and business consultant for over 12 years. Her vast business knowledge has been invaluable to me. She has literally helped organize my life, my finances and my investments in a way that has resulted in tremendous benefits for me. She's simplified the complexities and presented innovative ways to leverage my resources. Her insight and ability to foresee trends has significantly minimized risk in my portfolio and investment schemes. Helen also has a vast network of professionals she works with to offer me a single-point-of-service, real time. She leverages her resources to best serve her clients and address needs with a holistic approach. This saves me time and money, and I'm assured my best interests are cared for as she oversees all interactions.

Over the years Helen has become my trusted advisor in most major life decisions. She's become my confidant and friend whom I admire and respect. My only hesitation in recommending Helen is that she may become too busy, and therefore less available. In terms of People, Helen is a significant asset to me. I'm glad to know she's there for me.


— Norma Lane

Pertria has managed our family's investment portfolio for three generations. My grandfather made the initial decision to work with Pertria. He was very pleased with the firm's understanding of how to optimize our investment value by obtaining quality residents at market rents. Under Pertria's tutelage, rents increased 45% in 24 months, securing market value. My father was pleased with Pertria when he oversaw the family portfolio. For the past three years, I have benefitted from working with Qadria Bokhari. As a commercial broker with CB Richard Ellis, I understand ROI, market value, and quality management, and there is no better partner to have than Qadria as our manager. She is always available, fully engaged, discerning with a focus and understanding of the balance between optimal ROI and stable long-term residents. This combination is rare. Qadria is a pleasure to work with, and if you have a large family portfolio to outsource, I strongly recommend you speak with her.


— Mike Continillo

I am the third generation of my family with responsibility for our investments in 14 units, 10 units, duplexes, and single-family homes. We have had a successful history with Pertria for 19 years. Qadria Bokhari has managed our investments for the past four years and she is a rare individual. Her work ethic, commitment to our family, and industry knowledge is superior. She produces our annual budgets and property upgrade and remodeling schedules—in addition to daily property maintenance and oversight one would expect. She is an expert in the rental/real estate market and in dealing with residents, contractors, county offices, and city government agencies. Over the years, she has correctly anticipated market fluctuations and maintained a 100% occupancy rate. She is responsive at all hours and an absolute pleasure to work with. I trust her judgment implicitly and cannot say enough about the quality and caliber of management. We are fortunate to have her as part of our strategic team. I would highly recommend her.


— Randle Suttkus

Thank you for going above and beyond to complete the leak repair. Your proactive approach, prompt responses and energetic personality—you're AWESOME!


— Victoria Danganan

In addition to being expert in her field of real estate, Helen is also a very warm and caring person. It is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Helen.


— Michael Malter

Helen Pastorino is one of the Bay Area's leading real estate entrepreneurs. Her advice leverages more than 36 years experience in the real estate industry. In my professional interactions with Helen I have found her to demonstrate the utmost in professionalism, tenacity and creative thinking. Helen's firm, Pertria, also reflects these character traits. I have found her team to be highly motivated, results oriented, and highly responsive. I have trusted Helen and her team with our most important real estate decisions, and I would recommend Helen personally and the entire Pertria team to others without reservation.


— David Makarechian

Pertria has been our management company for nearly 10 years. My husband and I are so appreciative that we have Qadria Bokhari as our personal property manager. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, efficient, and she always maintains our best interests in recommendations for our investment properties. It is a great pleasure to work with her.


— Laura Reback

Thank you EJ and Helen for negotiating the purchase of our new home through multiple counter offers and for making escrow and closing such a painless experience for us. It far exceeded our expectations, and we're excited to see the planned improvements already underway. It was a pleasure working with you—you two are truly the best. We will happily recommend you!


— Greg & Jessica Wallace

I had a serendipitous moment years ago when I was introduced to Helen Pastorino. Little did I realize she would change my life on so many fronts. There was a time during a cold winter when I reached out to her to let her know I had made a decision to sell my farm and relocate. She disagreed with that decision, the farm was not sold, and here I am years later, with a beautiful farm, which has substantially increased in value. I am so appreciative of her strong stand at a time of indecision. She will always be my real estate mentor.


— Cynthia Sandberg
Love Apple Farms