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Happy Buyers – Happy Agent!:)

I loved working with Rhea and Bobby and I was thrilled to help get them into their first home! Here is what they had to say: “As first time home buyers in this crazy hot SF market, my husband and I knew we would need a rockstar to be able to find our dream home and buy it. We found that rockstar in Carol. With her decades long experience navigating this intense market, her wealth of information shines through, but

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Staging Your Condo Virtually!

For every listing I have, I hire a professional photographer to come in and photograph the property. Something I also do for almost every listing I put on the market is staging, having a home furnished and decorated nicely to create beautifully designed rooms to photograph. Even if a seller already has a nicely-furnished home, staging helps to make the decorating more neutral. That way, when buyers come into the property they see attractive spaces in which they could live. Sometimes a property

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Finding the Perfect Place in an Overheated Market!

I recently had the pleasure of helping a great couple, Rhea and Bobby, purchase a luxury 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom unit at 3053 California, in Pacific Heights after a long search during the pandemic. We went together to every appointment until they found a place they love. It has a great layout, high-end finishes and is spacious at 2186 square feet.  It was originally priced at $2,095,000 but we were able to get it for substantially less. In this overheated

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Just Listed in Pacific Heights!

I just brought on the market a super charming condo in Pacific Heights! It has one bedroom plus an extra smaller room perfect for a study or nursery. This serene unit is located on the top floor of a boutique 6 unit building. There’s a chef’s kitchen which includes a Viking range and a spacious bedroom with a walk-in closet with a custom closet system. The large living room has French pane windows that look down onto a fabulous lush

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Happy Sellers, Happy Agent!

I recently listed and sold a lovely 2 bedroom view condo in Sausalito. It sold for over the list price of $815,000 to a very happy buyer!   My clients, Chris and Carol, had this to say about their experience: We are very pleased to offer this five star review for Carol. Long ago Carol tried to help us find a place in San Francisco. She was never negative, always realistic, and very professional, but ultimately we gave up at

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How to Prevail in Today’s Sellers’ Market!

In this heated market, an increasing number of buyers are making “all cash” offers where they are able to show that they have enough cash to pay for the home outright, even though the median price of a home in San Francisco is now around $1.9 million – I even heard of a home over $10 million that sold for all cash! In order to be competitive, some buyers “waive” their financing contingency (the offer to buy is “contingent” on

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The Crazy SF Market Continues!

Once again we have an overly heated market in the Bay Area!  I made an offer on a townhome in Pacific Heights for my lovely first-time buyer couple. The list price was $1,695,000, my clients offered $1.9M – and they didn’t get it since there were 8 offers including a winning offer of $2,225,000! Even so, at the same time as accepting the $2,225,000 offer the sellers wanted a back-up, so they made a counter-offer at $1,950,000 to my clients.

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More Satisfied Buyers!

“With her 20 years of experience, attention to detail, and legal background, Carol is an excellent choice for your real estate needs, but the reason she stands out above all others is her character. Working through this process with Carol felt like we had an experienced teammate, and more importantly, a friend who always had our best interests in mind.” One of my favorite things is helping buyers get into their first home. My second favorite thing is when they

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Presidio Heights’ Home Values See Little Change This Past Year!

I like to keep tabs on my neighborhood, Presidio Heights. I live not far from the Presidio Gate and it has been a real lifesaver during this time of Covid to walk into the Presidio and down to Crissy Field and arrive at the Bay. I never tire of looking out at Alcatraz or the Golden Gate Bridge. It has been a good escape during this time. I sit on the Board for the Presidio Heights Association of Neighbors; it

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Is the SF Condo Market Picking Up – Again?

Last year when people asked me about the real estate market, I told them it was a great time to buy. You don’t often see a buyer’s market in San Francisco but last year was it. Condo prices were down, particularly in elevator buildings in South of Market, and homes, while holding their value, were not appreciating like they had in the past. Some people told me they would wait until next year as they thought the market would continue

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