Rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 100 customer reviews.
Deborah provided great insight as to the perspective that a seller would come to the table with when going through...read moreDeborah provided great insight as to the perspective that a seller would come to the table with when going through the home buying process. She explained how they would react to certain actions/requests done by the buyer/us. She helped navigate the overall process with ease and confidence. She advised us on how to best approach certain situations that came up like delays with the loan process, etc.... She went above and beyond by offering touch up paint services out of her own pocket when the seller's agent was unwilling to when going through the final walkthrough. I would definitely recommend her to any new homebuyer.read less - 2/08/2021
My husband and I have worked with Deborah across 15 years, 2 house purchases and 2 house sales. We...read moreMy husband and I have worked with Deborah across 15 years, 2 house purchases and 2 house sales. We stumbled onto Deborah back in 2005 and quickly found that we were in extremely capable hands, working with the consummate real estate professional. Deborah knows the business, the market and how to best serve her clients. We, thankfully, put our full trust in Deborah and she delivered for us each time. Sadly, we've moved out of the area, but will always be card-carrying members of Deborah's fan club!read less - 12/21/2020
After leaving San Francisco in early 2019, I had to make my way back and make a purchase during COVID....read moreAfter leaving San Francisco in early 2019, I had to make my way back and make a purchase during COVID. Not only was I in a different state, I was faced with a limited amount of inventory in my price range and preferred locations. It took Deborah and I nearly 4 months of patient looking to finally locate the right property for me. Deborah took care of every detail. She is very knowledgeable regarding the market, locations, history of buildings, etc. Most importantly, she was always very aware of what would work or what would not work for me even though we had never met. I passed on former agents because they simply were not “listening” to my needs. I was doing all of my looking via her refined search for me, her knowledge of properties coming onto the market and face-times of properties I wanted to “see.” She was on point in making prompt arrangements for her to view properties. Deborah made this stressful relocation and purchase enjoyable and we never gave up hope of finding the right place. She had every detail covered, even when my closing was scheduled at the same time of her vacation. Highly recommend.read less - 12/17/2020
We were first time home buyers looking to buy for the first time in the San Francisco condo market. Given...read moreWe were first time home buyers looking to buy for the first time in the San Francisco condo market. Given our lack of experience, we were looking for an agent that would help guide us through this competitive market during COVID. We’re super glad that we made the perfect choice with Deborah.
We were blown away with how incredibly knowledgeable, competent, and responsive Deborah was. No matter when we had a question, Deborah responded within minutes and was able to fit in time to have quick phone calls with us to not only answer our questions, but also explain the details of whatever we were asking. She definitely also had patience for my never ending list of questions, which was really appreciated, even though we’re sure she was really busy all the time.
Deborah helped handle so much of the process for us, besides just finding us listings and taking us to showings, she also met with us in depth to explain the paperwork we needed to sign, recommended inspections for us to do, helped us understand what future repair work would be needed, explained to us the details of home insurance, and much more. She really demonstrated her experience time after time, as she understood the details of many nuances of San Francisco’s markets, buildings, codes, etc, that wouldn’t be immediately apparent through self-research.
Deborah also never made us feel like she would drop the ball, as she was always available and would quickly update us with new information as soon as it became available, which is extremely important in the fast-moving, real-time SF real estate market. She not only made sure she always did her end of the job correctly, but she also made sure to keep our lender, title company, inspectors, insurance agent, etc on schedule as well to make sure the whole closing process and deal went smoothly (which it did in the end).
Lastly, despite Deborah being very serious and to-the-point with her work, she always felt very warm and kind to us and we never felt hesitant to chat with her.
I honestly wish everyone I worked with was as on top of things as Deborah was! You would definitely not be making a mistake choosing her as your agent to buy in San Francisco.read less - 10/15/2020
Deborah is quite simply the agent that you want by your side. Her understanding of the SF market is outstanding,...read moreDeborah is quite simply the agent that you want by your side. Her understanding of the SF market is outstanding, her insights are incredibly informative and her ability to wrangle as well as lead the multiple stakeholders involved in the real estate process creates peace of mind. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have found her and I recommend her highly to anyone who is looking for an agent that is excellent in every way.read less - 8/23/2020
We've been the buyer and the seller with Deborah. There's no one else we would use. She has an amazing...read moreWe've been the buyer and the seller with Deborah. There's no one else we would use. She has an amazing team to prep your house in getting the max. value for your home or advocate hard for the right house and price to make you happy. Look no further, Deborah is our go to in the San Francisco area.
paulread less - 5/04/2020
6 star broker!
Deborah knows SF very well, down to the buildings, and in some cases even the units. Having...read more6 star broker!
Deborah knows SF very well, down to the buildings, and in some cases even the units. Having that kind of intell at your fingertips is incredibly helpful, especially in a crazy competitive market.
Her solid relationships with the broker community also means your transaction will go smoothly, as it’s already built on a foundation of friendship and trust. I also relied on Deborah for a lender recommendation, where best to buy appliances, even SF’s best restaurants!
Amidst unprecedented and challenging times (the global pandemic CV19) she was also able to ensure we closed quickly, ahead of schedule, so that I could shelter in place in my new home. It’s hard to put into words the psychic relief this has given me.
Have transacted in real estate 3x and this was by far the easiest (albeit in the hardest market) and most seamless, largely due to Deborah’s expertise and resolution oriented ways. Highly recommend!read less - 3/24/2020
Deborah is truly an incredible agent and a superb advocate! She represented me incredibly well as a buyer's agent for...read moreDeborah is truly an incredible agent and a superb advocate! She represented me incredibly well as a buyer's agent for my very first condo in SF. To say I was a bit nervous about the entire process is a bit of an understatement. However, from the very minute of my introduction to Deborah, I knew I was in good hands. She was incredibly thoughtful and thorough in helping me search for potential properties, swift to set up showings, and diligent in her perspective on each place I visited. Her knowledge of San Francisco and, in particular, the real estate market is insane. When the time came to make an offer, Deborah patiently walked me through the process and gave me truly valuable guidance. She really did make the entire ordeal so much less stressful. I absolutely love my new home and am so grateful to have found the one real estate agent I'll ever need in SF! Thanks Deborah!read less - 3/21/2020
Hands down, nobody can compare to Deborah! During our search for a home we met so many people that...read moreHands down, nobody can compare to Deborah! During our search for a home we met so many people that work in different niches of real estate (as well as numerous agents of course), but very few to none that we came across excel within the profession like Deborah. With all her years in the business locally, she knows it all, and without her we would have had so many unanswered questions, time lost and likely would not have honed in on the prefect place we were looking for so quickly.
As an aside, my immediate family is in real estate in Colorado, so when we set out to buy our first home we asked for a pre-screening of agents in SF that sounded good. Deborah was on the short, shortlist, and we just saw so quickly she was #1.
Highly recommend, most respected and someone you can trust!read less - 12/19/2019
We are very grateful to have had Deborah as our agent! She was great in every step of the way...read moreWe are very grateful to have had Deborah as our agent! She was great in every step of the way helping us land our new home! She educated us on the many aspects of the home buying process and advocated for us when we needed it. Her experience and professionalism have earned our highest regard and recommendation.read less - 11/12/2019
Deborah is an absolute magician! She found us our first home in SF within exactly one month of hiring her...read moreDeborah is an absolute magician! She found us our first home in SF within exactly one month of hiring her (beyond record time) that somehow satisfied every single must have on our very long list and that we are absolutely thrilled with a month after moving. Almost more impressive, however, is that she somehow made this very intense process fun and enjoyable as opposed to a panicked search for more space as we prepare for the arrival of our first child.
Deborah truly took care of us from start to finish, from pointing out that certain neighborhoods or homes would not work for us before we realized and accepted this ourselves, to driving the process forward on our behalf with constant communication throughout, to connecting us with her incredible painter and designer / colorist during the closing process so that we could have everything beautifully painted in the short window we had between closing and moving.
Deborah knows the city and the market like the back of her hand, from exactly which blocks of a neighborhood get sun to the renovations that have been done to specific houses since they last turned over. In addition to all of her knowledge and expertise, perhaps her best skill was her ability to truly listen to us and respond, which allowed our thinking and priorities to evolve quickly over the course of our month-long search and ultimately allowed us to find something we loved so quickly.
She is incredibly busy and hard-working (late night showings to early morning calls) and yet somehow always available and happy to chat. We were beyond grateful to have her 25 years of experience and connections on our side as we navigated the complex world of SF real estate, mortgages, and insurance, and could not have been happier with Deborah or our first home.read less - 10/27/2019
Deborah superseded our expectations to the millionth degree, so much so that her title “real estate agent” is a dumbing-down...read moreDeborah superseded our expectations to the millionth degree, so much so that her title “real estate agent” is a dumbing-down of how I actually feel about her service to our family. She’s more like a fairy godmother who stepped into our lives and took control of a really complicated selling situation. We don’t know what we would have done without her because there were certain intricacies to our sale based on a pretty damning disclosure we were going to have to make about our property (downstairs neighbors were suddenly beginning a big construction project). Deborah suggested a course of action that was ambitious but practical, and she’s so clearly knowledgeable and intelligent that it was very easy to turn things over to her wisdom. Once the plan was in place, things started to happen magically. Her contractors and painters were over immediately (like, next-day), and every question we asked her over email or text was answered within minutes. Minutes! She appeared to meet with us multiple times and never made us feel rushed or unimportant. And like other reviewers have mentioned, she even worked on our project from her vacation!! The thing about Deborah is that you can tell she genuinely enjoys solving problems and helping families. When we eventually got an unexpected off-market offer for our condo, Deborah flexibly changed gears and took ownership over setting up the sale for us which SHE DID NOT HAVE TO DO but did out of loyalty and good faith to our newly established relationship. The execution of this off-market sale was incredibly challenging because the buyer did not use an agent of his own, so Deborah had to work with this guy who was both uninformed and arrogant. Deborah set REALLY good boundaries with him to get us the fast sale that we were looking for, and she dealt with his shenanigans in a really savvy way that impressed me to no end. This is to say that I learned new people skills from Deborah! Honestly, I just can’t say enough good things about her. If you go with her, you will not be disappointed. She is the best.read less - 10/17/2019