What others are saying:





We enjoyed our experience working with you, Karin and Scott, and we are happy to have known you personally. The Bird-Hayes team is competent, inventive, committed, professional, and, even, fun.
We would highly recommend your services to those who have real estate needs in the La Honda-Woodside-Half Moon Bay area. 
Barbara and Larry Hauser


Irene and I just want to thank you for everything you did in selling our house.  You really performed above and beyond the call of duty.  At times you were " Dr. Phil " talking us through some of the emotional times.  When we told you we were " big believers" in open houses you held our house open every  sunday - YOURSELF!

When we thought that the "Homes and Land" advertising could be enhanced-you did even more than we expected.

You made sure we were happy with everything you were doing by asking us straight out " are you happy with everything I am doing? " and " do you think there is anything else you would want me to do"?

Most of all Scott, you treated us like friends, making it totally comfortable for us to express our wishes and needs. We would definatley use you again and would recommend you to our friends and family.


Harvey La Flamme & Irene Luciano

CEO, Godvida Rubber



To whom it may concern:

Scott Hayes recently was my realtor of choice on a difficult estate sale.   Although I had considered two other listing agents for this probate sale, I chose Scott, and I'm glad I did. The property was littered with  junk cars which he disposed of by first winching the cars up a steep  driveway. In additon, a septic inspection was necessary, but no one

knew where the septic tank was located. To facilitate the septic inspection, he physically dug the holes himself looking for that septic tank. How many agents would rise to the occasion and get down and dirty  like that?

My feeling is that Scott is one in a thousand, no, one in ten thousand,  and I would recommend him to anyone.

Chris Newton

Pt. Richmond, CA

Owner, Field Designs



Scott has been a great realtor to us in finding our dream house. He has demonstrated that he is a very hard-working, diligent, efficient, and conscientious individual. His efforts to do everything possible to accomplish his goal is highly commendable and we really appreciate him. His patience in explaining the process of buying a house and the paperwork associated with this has made our experience very enjoyable.

We highly recommend Scott Hayes to anyone and we truly believe that he is the best.


James Parker and Family

Skyline Blvd

Woodside, Ca 94062



Both Mom and I wanted to take a moment to express our absolute appreciation for the job that you've done in selling her property.   

Going back to our earliest discussions, your initial thoughts on market timing, recommended improvements, pricing, and time required to sell were absolutely on the mark.   Then, your work in coordinating the work that needed to be done, the inspections that had to take place, and ultimately in actually cleaning the property yourself - were indicative of your outstanding service and appreciated more than you could know.  

Because of all this, we were able to not only end up with five immediate offers but more importantly, the bidding war that ensued raised the final sales price by well over $150k past our initial asking price!    And, the work that you did in getting any closing risks quickly mitigated and locking down a solid back up offer were just as important.   Scott, by anyone's definition, this was a world class effort from a guy that has been nothing short of terrific to work with.

I said this before but, you have more than justified the faith that we all put in you.   I honestly can't thank you enough for preparing a solid marketing plan, taking some headaches off of our shoulders, and helping implement a strategy which quickly solidified our best offer and removed most of it's apparent risks.    Please know that we'll always be appreciative and would be more than pleased to serve as a rock solid reference for anyone that is considering you as their Realtor.

We will look forward to a nice celebration dinner when we see you at time of closing.   Until then, just know that we're all thankful we had Scott Hayes as our partner on this.

With best regards,

Michael Ricci

Golden, CO



We would like to than you for all your help in researching the market, finding suitable properties and finally purchasing our wonderful home in Woodside. 

Despite the fact that we are continually traveling, extremely difficult to get hold of and schedule time with, you made the entire process straightforward and without undue stress for us.

We truly appreciate your effort and dedication in understanding our preferences and desires, respecting the parameters in which we asked you to work within, flexibility working around our schedules, your honesty and perspective on the properties that we visited with you, and no fuss style.

Throughout the entire house-buying process we were impressed with your thoroughness, kindness, honesty and knowledge.  It will be our pleasure to recommend you to anyone wanting to buy real estate in the Skyline area.

Again, thank you for assisting us in finding the house of our dreams.


Maxine & Jaime

Woodside, CA


"Your representation of us as sellers, and then as buyers proved to be professional as well as personal. We listed our house during a sluggish market and your unfailing encouragement, suggestions, strategies, really kept us motivated." Gilson - 1993






"The thoroughness, dedication and professionalism you displayed throughout the transaction is why the entire process flowed so smoothly. Thank you from the bottom our hearts. Karin, you absolutely made a dream come true." Gilson



"Is is my strong opinion that a seller in the Skyline or La Honda area would be best served using Karin and Skywood Realty, with its specialized knowledge and access to the local market." Van Pelt

"Karin displayed a finely tuned professional judgment and understanding of people dynamics, and above all, an energetic 'make it happen' style" Marshall - 1998


"We were in a competitive bidding situation and her ability to present us and our offer through a finely crafted letter as well as an oral presentation was a pivotal factor in the sellers' decision to accept our offer. As she had done in the previous effort, Karin helped us through the maze of issues that are unique to a rural real estate transaction." Wanerman/Rosenblum


"Karin has an in-depth knowledge of our local mountain are that is indispensable to any real estate transaction. She demonstrated many times over, a high level of honesty and integrity..." Ventresca


"Her helpful suggestions towards preparing my home for sale enabled me to obtain the top dollar sales price I did. She is someone you can depend on and someone who will help you obtain the best price for your property with the least amount of stress." Peterson - 2000


"As we mentioned to you, we did talk to, and briefly work with, several other agents and Realtors in the course of our search. Those experiences served only to reinforce our very high opinion of your abilities." Goldburg

"Karin provided skilled services above and beyond the usual in order to assure closure and mutual satisfaction of all parties. She has excellent people skills and is a gifted negotiator on behalf of her clients. She solves problems creatively and with great initiative and energy." Goldwater 


"In my two year search for a home she persevered untiringly and diligently on my behalf. She did this with acute sensitivity to my needs. I believe she can deliver what she promises. Her efforts are marked by a degree of thoroughness and energy that set her apart in a highly competitive arena. I have found her to be a person of honesty and integrity; two traits that are of great benefit to her clients." Bishop


"In particular, we are thankful for your intelligence, frank advice, thorough knowledge of the area, flexibility with your time, and the great set of contacts you have." Weiner







"I want to thank you for your fantastic performance in selling our house on Kings Mountain. You were a pleasure to deal with, you worked very hard for us, and you achieved a great result." Woodson-