Lisa is amazing! My wife and I had been looking for a home in San Francisco for several years. The real estate market has been crazy (we were consistently outbid and there was scarce inventory in our price range, especially in the neighborhoods where we wanted to live). We were giving up hope and our real estate agent was useless. We were resigned to the idea of leaving SF and moving to the burbs.
Fortunately, we happened to meet Lisa one weekend while viewing a condo that she had listed (without our agent). That condo sold, but we enjoyed meeting Lisa and decided to work with her since she had a lot of local knowledge. BEST DECISION EVER!
Within a week or two, Lisa showed us a number of options and located a wonderful new construction condo that had been listed on and off the market for several months. Somehow, this condo did not show up on searches of the normal sites including zillow, trulia, and realtor.com. This condo never had an open house in over 3 months or I’m sure it would have went for more than the asking price. My wife and I were in disbelief that Lisa found this place as we thought we knew what was available in our neighborhood.
In any event, with Lisa’s guidance we made an offer on the condo that was below asking price. Lisa had done the research to determine what the other condo owners had paid for their unit, and put forth a compelling argument as to why our offer should be accepted. We were shocked when our offer was accepted.
We worked with Lisa and used all of her recommendations for loan, insurance and inspection people during the purchase. As first time buyers, our experience purchasing the condo could not have gone more smoothly. Lisa was always there to answer questions and raise issues we had not thought of. We thank Lisa for our lovely home, and recognize just how lucky we were to meet her that fateful weekend just a few months ago…