Testimonials

What our clients are saying

  • Thank you for your tenderness during the entire journey.

    As hard as it was to sell our beloved home, we really appreciate your care, empathy, friendship, and professionalism throughout the process. Thank you for your tenderness during the entire journey.

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    Paige and Andy
  • Rebecca Weill

    I have known and worked with Shelly as my real estate agent for 15 years, and she is simply the best. Shelly helped me buy three different homes, and sell two. Each time, she quickly grasped my wants and needs, helping me to find the perfect home. Shelly is extremely knowledgeable and stays on top…

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  • John LeBlanc

    I just finished my 4th deal with Shelly (3 purchases, 1 sale). She came highly recommended by friends over 20 years ago, and it’s always been clear why: sharp as a tack, personable and collaborative – and fun! And at this point she’s also been doing it longer than most of the competition. My places…

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  • Bradley Sherrill

    We met Shelly several years ago at a community meeting in San Francisco and immediately clicked. Her authenticity, sense of humor and deep knowledge of the local market were the initial traits that we were most impressed by. We stayed in touch with Shelly for many, many years, gaining her opinion on the extent of…

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  • Liz was incredibly supportive, thoughtful, and devoted to helping us achieve our goals.

    We absolutely loved working with Liz.  After four years of house-hunting with different agents, we were referred to Liz, who was able to help us purchase our first home–the house of our dreams–within two months.  Liz was incredibly supportive, thoughtful, and devoted to helping us achieve our goals.  She has expertly and patiently guided us through this difficult process,…

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    Missy and Ben M., JDs, Buyer
  • Liz was a true professional and I would highly recommend her for your real estate needs.

    I was lucky to be referred to Liz to sell my condo in the Dogpatch. From the get-go she was responsive, thorough, straight forward, and knowledgeable. Liz was immensely helpful with getting the property ready for sale, especially given the fact that I was living elsewhere. She handled everything from moving furniture to better “stage” the…

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    Adam P., Seller
  • She understands the San Francisco market, is incredibly thorough in market analysis, disclosures and process, and is well-respected among other agents.

    Liz represented us in the sale of our Marina condo in 2020. Given COVID and the dramatic turn to a “buyer’s market” in San Francisco, we couldn’t imagine having another realtor at our side.  She understands the San Francisco market, is incredibly thorough in market analysis, disclosures and process, and is well-respected among other agents….

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    Bob and Jodi M., Seller
  • If Liz can succeed during such trying times, she’s going to be successful anytime.

    Liz worked with us through a very difficult market during the pandemic. Her attention to detail and professionalism helped us sell our SOMA loft under challenging circumstances. Throughout, Liz was diligent with the marketing and was able to show prospective buyers despite all the restrictions imposed upon physical meeting. If Liz can succeed during such…

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    Dave & Cathy S., Seller
  • She became not only our real estate agent, but also our cheerleader and counselor through the home-buying process.

    When we began the process of looking for our first home we felt rather lost. Thank goodness for Liz! She became not only our real estate agent, but also our cheerleader and counselor through the home-buying process. From helping us understand the market to advocating for us when it came time to negotiate on an…

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    Audrey and Mike M., Buyer
  • The one and only expert on my referral list

    You are…the one and only expert on my referral list. I only wish I had the opportunity to shout your name from rooftops.

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    D
  • Cynthia and her team of professionals made the renovation, staging, and selling so smooth

    We are crazy busy professionals with young children and very little time. We loved that Cynthia and her team of professionals made the renovation, staging, and selling so smooth.

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    Kyle and Victor
  • This was our second time using Cynthia. I would not use anyone else, ever.

    This was our second time using Cynthia. I would not use anyone else, ever. She is not your typical realtor type. She has a very calm demeanor, listens, advises cautiously, and shows empathy to the wild emotions that come with buying or selling a home. She is over the top in doing her realtor duties-…

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    Janet
  • Most importantly, Liz is warm, responsive, and patient – which are all key attributes when dealing with first-time home buyers!

    Liz was absolutely fantastic to work with. She was diligent about finding homes in our price range and preferred neighborhoods, but also opened our eyes to other neighborhoods and options that we never knew about. Liz also helped us find creative financing options that significantly increased our purchasing power. Most importantly, Liz is warm, responsive,…

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    Marie and Todd H, Buyer
  • Thank you for responding to our existential question

    Amid the boxes, filled and half-filled, the reality is finally settling in that we did in fact sell…and are in fact moving…Thank you for responding to our existential question, supporting us in our doubts and uncertainties, and then making it happen while the market and the usual course of real estate was spinning into chaos!

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    D & A
  • Liz is smart, hard-working and incredibly reliable.

    I have known Liz Branham (as a friend and business partner) for more than 25 years, and when it came time to buy our home, I knew exactly who would represent my wife and me best. Liz is smart, hard-working and incredibly reliable. She knows San Francisco, and she understands the market. She took time…

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  • One of the best in the business and kindest.

    One of the best in the business and kindest! …I entirely depended on Cynthia for her knowledge and guidance. I tried Redfin initially and was quickly discouraged as they may be able to take you on tours, but there’s no local expertise for how the market really works or if they can guide you to…

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    Wei
  • Do you do couples’ therapy on the side?

    You managed to find a way to marry our two different tastes, which is no easy feat…You were patient and creative in finding spaces that would help us compromise. Do you do couples’ therapy on the side?

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    C
  • She became not only our real estate agent, but also our cheerleader and counselor through the home-buying process.

    When we began the process of looking for our first home we felt rather lost. Thank goodness for Liz! She became not only our real estate agent, but also our cheerleader and counselor through the home-buying process. From helping us understand the market to advocating for us when it came time to negotiate on an…

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    Audrey and Mike M., Buyer
  • We highly recommend her!

    Liz is a total pro. Combining expertise and market savvy, Liz (and her team) executed the sale of our Cow Hollow condo flawlessly, which resulted in 9% over list price sale, a very favorable price per square foot, and just 8 days on the market. We highly recommend her!

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    Sara and Steve B., Seller
  • She has helped my husband and I buy and sell 3 houses in San Francisco (Marina, Ashbury Heights & West Portal).

    So many wonderful things to say about Liz Branham as a person and a professional. She has helped my husband and I buy and sell 3 houses in San Francisco (Marina, Ashbury Heights & West Portal). She prides herself on market knowledge, hard work, attention to detail, and client support. Based on my experience, she…

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    Jeremy, J.D., Buyer and Seller
  • I heartily recommend Liz Branham for any of your San Francisco residential brokerage needs.

    I heartily recommend Liz Branham for any of your San Francisco residentialbrokerage needs. We relied heavily upon her to market and sell our daughter’scondominium in Cow Hollow this past month. Since we are out of town, Lizhandled every detail including arranging for cosmetic upgrades, staging, andall the inspections. She carefully guided us through the disclosure…

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    Nick M., Seller
  • Wonderful team

    You and your wonderful team made us feel so welcome and at home. Thank you for everything—we appreciate it so much!

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    Matt & Cindy
  • Worked hard to make the deal work

    Great transaction with Cynthia; she was very communicative and responsive and worked hard to make the deal work – all parties were happy – hope to work with her again real soon – thanks again Cynthia!

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    Matt (Agent)
  • It was a real pleasure getting to know and work with her.

    Liz worked with us through a very difficult market during the pandemic. Her attention to detail and professionalism helped us sell our SOMA loft under challenging circumstances. Throughout, Liz was diligent with the marketing and was able to show prospective buyers despite all the restrictions imposed upon physical meeting. If Liz can succeed during such…

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    Dave & Cathy S., Seller
  • She understands the San Francisco market, is incredibly thorough in market analysis, disclosures and process, and is well-respected among other agents.

    Liz represented us in the sale of our Marina condo in 2020. Given COVID and the dramatic turn to a “buyer’s market” in San Francisco, we couldn’t imagine having another realtor at our side. She understands the San Francisco market, is incredibly thorough in market analysis, disclosures and process, and is well-respected among other agents. Our…

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    Bob and Jodi M., Seller
  • I would not have been able to accomplish a successful home search/purchase, if it had not been for Liz’s superior work ethic, decisiveness, and genuine commitment to customer service.

    Thorough, enjoyable and dedicated are a few words that best describe Liz Branham. She is an excellent real estate agent and I highly recommend her. She knows the market well and walked me through every step of the way when I purchased my first home in San Francisco. I never worried about the details –…

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    Courtney J, Buyer
  • Liz was immensely helpful with getting the property ready for sale, especially given the fact that I was living elsewhere.

    I was lucky to be referred to Liz to sell my condo in the Dogpatch. From the get-go she was responsive, thorough, straight forward, and knowledgeable. Liz was immensely helpful with getting the property ready for sale, especially given the fact that I was living elsewhere. She handled everything from moving furniture to better “stage” the…

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    Adam P., Seller
  • We consider Cynthia a close friend now

    We consider Cynthia a close friend now…and feel totally blessed to have worked with her…I cannot emphasize enough how much the relationship piece matters here and how necessary it is to have someone representing you who is not going to sugarcoat everything. Cynthia is honest, has incredible integrity, and has a keen eye for real…

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    S & G
  • Liz was incredibly supportive, thoughtful, and devoted to helping us achieve our goals.

    We absolutely loved working with Liz.  After four years of house-hunting with different agents, we were referred to Liz, who was able to help us purchase our first home–the house of our dreams–within two months.  Liz was incredibly supportive, thoughtful, and devoted to helping us achieve our goals.  She has expertly and patiently guided us through this difficult process,…

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    Missy and Ben M., JDs, Buyer
  • Liz handled the listing with extreme professionalism and her attention to detail was fantastic throughout the process.

    Liz represented us on both our new home purchase and the sale of our existing condo. On the home purchase, Liz was very thorough in identifying potential purchase opportunities that fit our strict criteria. And, through her contacts in the brokerage industry, she was able to regularly present us with some limited or off-market opportunities…

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    Dave and Caroline, Buyer and Seller
  • From the beginning, Cynthia had our best interest at heart

    Cynthia was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, and supportive during our house hunt…she was patient, and helped us be patient to find the right home for us. From the beginning, Cynthia had our best interest at heart. We moved into our dream home in Glen Park 2 weeks ago, and could not be happier.

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    L & P
  • We really appreciate everything you have done to guide us through this whole experience of buying our first home.

    We really appreciate everything you have done to guide us through this whole experience of buying our first home. You somehow managed to put us at ease and were always there to answer our questions or track down whatever we needed. You are a good agent, and, more importantly, a good friend.

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    Geoff, Buyer
  • We thought she was very helpful in giving her objective point of view, pointing out both the positive and negative aspects of the individual houses.

    Liz was great at understanding our needs and requirements when looking for a house. We thought she was very helpful in giving her objective point of view, pointing out both the positive and negative aspects of the individual houses. As an expert with many years of experience, she provided us with the trusted opinion that…

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    Stephanie and Holger, Buyer
  • She made me feel comfortable throughout the process.

    Liz listened to my needs and got excellent results. I have used her both to buy and sell property in San Francisco and have been extremely satisfied. She made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I am happy that we have also retained our friendship over the years and I plan to use her in…

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    Kathy, Buyer and Seller
  • She is simply the best

    I have known and worked with Shelly as my real estate agent for 15 years, and she is simply the best. Shelly helped me buy three different homes, and sell two. Each time, she quickly grasped my wants and needs, helping me to find the perfect home. Shelly is extremely knowledgeable and stays on top…

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    Rebecca
  • Shelly helped us find and buy exactly what we were looking for in the ultra competitive San Francisco real estate market

    Shelly is fantastic! Extremely professional, smart and FUN. I wholeheartedly and fully recommend working with her & have already passed her name along to several of our friends. Shelly helped us find and buy exactly what we were looking for in the ultra competitive San Francisco real estate market. We were able to buy in…

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    Rachel
  • She was also able to locate a well-qualified and motivated buyer for our place through her extensive contacts

    Shelly was a neighbor friend before becoming our agent. When we decided to “down-size” from our home, Shelly said “Why don’t I just keep an eye out for you and let you know if I come across something that might be interesting to you?”  Several months went by…when Shelly called to say she thought she…

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    Philip
  • Liz was awesome to work with throughout the entire process of selling our condo in Potrero Hill.

    Liz was awesome to work with throughout the entire process of selling our condo in Potrero Hill. After our initial meeting, Liz took the time to lay out a detailed game plan and timelines for when each part of the sales process would take place from inspections, touch ups, repairs, staging, listings, showings and offer…

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    Lance K., Seller
  • Shelly and all the members of the Kindred SF Homes team were truly a pleasure to work with

    Shelly and all the members of the Kindred SF Homes team were truly a pleasure to work with.  Shelly’s years of experience helped to smooth every stage of preparing our house for listing, and knowing how and when to enter the market to maximize our return.  Once our house sold well above the asking price,…

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    Rockne
  • In a city with thousands of brokers, Liz stands out as one of the most honest, intelligent, tenacious, and dedicated of all.

    Working with Liz Branham is like working with your best friend — if you best friend possesses a law degree, a thorough understanding of the San Francisco real estate market, fine-tuned organizational skills, and the ability to negotiate a deal that saves you hundreds of thousands of dollars. In a city with thousands of brokers,…

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    Kendra R., Buyer
  • Super thankful that it was quick and smooth transaction

    Shelly, I can’t express how thankful I am! I really appreciate everything you did from helping me with the final walkthroughs with the tenants, to dealing with the permit stuff and really just everything…What a crazy unusual market it is these days – I’m super thankful that it was quick and smooth transaction and I…

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    Stacie
  • My latest deal was complicated, and the path was full of twists and surprises

    I just finished my 4th deal with Shelly (3 purchases, 1 sale). She came highly recommended by friends over 20 years ago, and it’s always been clear why: sharp as a tack, personable and collaborative – and fun! My latest deal was complicated, and the path was full of twists and surprises. But Shelly seems…

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    John
  • She did an amazing job of holding my hand through my first purchase and my first sale.

    I had the pleasure of working with Liz in 2007 when I bought my first condo in San Francisco. Fast forward to 9 years later and she was my go to when I decided to sell. She did an amazing job of holding my hand through my first purchase and my first sale. During my…

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    Tracey O., Buyer
  • Shelly was instrumental in helping us negotiate and close

    We loved working with Shelly. She’s passionate, honest, smart and a pleasure to be around. She listened to our thoughts and quickly developed an instinct for what we needed. After finding our gem in the rough, Shelly was instrumental in helping us negotiate and close. We would not have done it without her!

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    Laura
  • Shelly was a delight to work with!

    Shelly was a delight to work with! …She paid attention to what I wanted and helped me find it. We looked at a condo that was on a busy street. I didn’t mind street noise, but Shelly pointed out that since one of my goals was to maybe sell the place in a couple of…

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    Ibrahim
  • We aimed high, and Susan aimed even higher

    Susan managed to sell our family’s property during a PANDEMIC! Talk about being thrown a curve. Suddenly, we had to contend with new coronavirus rules and regulations. Susan was calm and collected through every step of the process and went above and beyond, attending to every expected AND unexpected detail! We aimed high, and Susan…

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    Julie
  • She is very knowledgeable and understands the complexities of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market.

    I had the pleasure of working with Liz and it was a blast. She is very knowledgeable and understands the complexities of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market. Being a trained attorney, she has a grasp on the legal aspects of real estate. Liz is patient with her clients and makes sure they…

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    Zied, Lender
  • Susan helped me secure the home I wanted

    I highly recommend Susan for a potential buyer or a seller, as I was both! I was able to compare Susan’s professionalism to others and will confidently say, “she is a cut above!” Susan is thorough, knows the ins and outs, the paperwork, and explains things well. Susan helped me secure the home I wanted…

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    Pat
  • It took Susan’s vision, hard work and real estate savvy to produce the results we got

    Some people think houses in San Francisco sell themselves. In our case it took Susan’s vision, hard work and real estate savvy to produce the results we got – a sales price more than 35 percent over asking and a price per square foot that set a new standard for our neighborhood. We can’t sing…

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    Ken and Joyce
  • Her marketing expertise resulted in a large number of potential buyers touring the property, and she went the “extra mile” on a wide range of logistics even after the sale closed.

    Liz Branham is a fantastic real estate professional. I worked with her on the sale of my Pacific Heights condo, and from our initial meeting through sale completion, Liz was unfailingly upbeat and thorough, and extremely knowledgeable about the pre-sale prep and disclosure process (a benefit of her legal training). Her marketing expertise resulted in…

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    Susan M. Buyer and Seller
  • You and Mara make a terrific team!

    Cynthia, your patience, understanding and sage advice got us through the whole challenging process with success in a rough market. You and Mara make a terrific team and we are grateful for your warmth, energy and skill!

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    Genny
  • We are very grateful to have had your support and guidance throughout the ups and downs

    We are very grateful to have had your support and guidance throughout the ups and downs. We entered into very unchartered territory in this housing market and pandemic situation and so much appreciated your expertise, dedication, warmth and professionalism throughout the process.

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    Colette
  • Razor sharp business skills coupled with a warm and caring heart

    What sets Cynthia apart is her blend of razor sharp business skills coupled with a warm and caring heart. I’ve been on both sides of a transaction with Cynthia as my agent (as both buyer and seller) and she brings her best to both. It’s often one’s biggest financial asset, but it is also your…

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    Sarah and David
  • You were a perfect partner

    Thanks to you for helping me get through the sale of (one condo and the purchase of another)! You were a perfect partner (although I believe you did most of the work and I just “did” the signing on the dotted line!).

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    Shelley
  • Understanding of the human brain and heart

    Cynthia is uniquely qualified for a job that not only takes intelligence and talent but an understanding of the human brain and heart.

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    Matana
  • Calm and caring

    I have been walking on a little cloud all day! I still can’t quite believe that I have a house!!! I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for me, for your calm and caring even when I was flipping out. This was not an easy process, but I felt held and guided…

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    Laurence
  • Cynthia has been great and helped us navigate our path as first-time homebuyers

    Cynthia has been great and helped us navigate our path as first-time homebuyers. She was patient as we explored our preferences and provided fair/balanced opinions throughout the process. She also has longstanding relationships within the SF broker community that she was able to leverage to get us extra insights in this competitive environment. We are…

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    Crystal and Robert
  • Cynthia assisted us in selling our family home and was our first realtor.

    When he contacted her, Cynthia remembered my father 20 years after their last meeting! We appreciated Cynthia’s knowledge and efficiency as well as her kindness as she guided us through inspections, staging and the sale of our home. Thanks to her professionalism and years of experience, we were able to close on the sale despite…

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    Laura S.
  • Authentic and real from the get-go

    Cynthia was authentic and real from the get-go. She always did what she said she would do and always had our back. From the first meeting to the closing she provided professionalism and care – two attributes that are hard to find in any professional relationship.

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    Stephanie and Michael
  • True to form, Liz exceeded expectations finding the perfect house in one day.

    I tasked Liz with finding the impossible — a 4 bedroom house in the perfect neighborhood at the perfect price — and I gave her 45 days to do it as the transaction was a 1031 exchange. True to form, Liz exceeded expectations finding the perfect house in one day. She negotiated a sale price…

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    Clare L, Buyer
  • Cynthia is as strong as they get

    Cynthia is as strong as they get when it comes to negotiating. In every single transaction, she has managed to finesse our way into an outstanding deal. I would never work with another Realtor in this city.

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    Kristen
  • We would recommend hiring Liz without hesitation.

    We had the pleasure of working with Liz to buy our first condo after she was recommended by a friend. Liz was thorough, dedicated, resourceful and trustworthy. She helped us navigate the complex process of buying and her certification as a lawyer came in handy when we talked contracts and risks. She constantly went the…

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    Max and Nicole, Buyer and Seller
  • You managed to find a way to marry (our two different) tastes

    You managed to find a way to marry (our two different) tastes, which is no easy feat…You were patient and creative in finding spaces that would help us compromise. Do you do couples’ therapy on the side?

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    Catherine and Bo
  • She used her connections to ensure our offer was accepted in a truly challenging market and even ran interference with the lender when we needed it.

    Liz navigated us through the process of buying our first home and we cannot recommend her enough – she was patient, informative, and gave us the space to decide on what was right for us rather than trying to “sell” us on anything, even though the process spanned years. She used her connections to ensure…

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    Maya O., Buyer and Seller
  • We were so thrilled to work with Cynthia!

    We were so thrilled to work with Cynthia! She was recommended to us from a friend who also used her with great success. Cynthia was with us every step of the way and she made the entire process smooth and professional. Her knowledge of the San Francisco housing market is unmatched. On so many of…

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    Collin
  • Cynthia is the best!

    She did a terrific job representing us when we bought our duplex in Cow Hollow. And since then, she has been our best resource for anything related to SF home ownership. My good friend used Cynthia to buy his house – he tells me without her, he’d have never closed the deal. Highest recommendation!

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    Robert M.
  • Making it happen

    Amid the boxes, filled and half-filled, the reality is finally settling in that we did in fact sell…and are in fact moving…Thank you for responding to our existential question, supporting us in our doubts and uncertainties, and then making it happen while the market and the usual course of real estate was spinning into chaos!

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    D & A
  • My expectations were exceeded

    From the time (Cynthia and I) started the process of preparing my property to closing it was nothing less than professional and efficient. I took a 14-day cruise in the interim and we closed three days after I got off the ship. My expectations were exceeded and I would never use any other Realtor besides…

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    Barbara
  • She was incredibly responsive and helpful at each stage, resulting in a seamless buying experience.

    Liz guided us through buying our first home in San Francisco. She was incredibly responsive and helpful at each stage, resulting in a seamless buying experience. Thank you for everything you’ve done to help, guide and support us. This really is adream come true!

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    Sian and Jason, Buyer
  • It has been a distinct pleasure to work with you during these past months!

    We would like to express our gratitude to you for your invaluable assistance inculminating the sale of Comstock #607. It has been a distinct pleasure to work withyou during these past months! We have immensely appreciated your good judgment, optimism and efficiency throughout.

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    Carol and Jose, Seller

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