Success Stories2017-06-22T19:02:43+00:00

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What Our Clients Have to Say

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“Todd is an ace. Pure gold. He’s the kind of professional you can’t help referring friends to. We worked together on the purchase of my first home. He was generous with advice and his time. Literally the most reliable, nicest, most thoughtful, and generous real estate agent I could possibly have asked for.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

JEREMY G.

Todd and Marcus are first rate, professional, and a pleasure to work with. They are extraordinarily skilled, have an extraordinary knowledge of the market, and give sound advice, and are expert negotiators. In 2014, Todd helped us navigate as first time buyers through a seller’s market. He was patient, professional, and extraordinarily knowledgeable on guiding us through every step of the process – from being able to give us a quantified understanding as to the value of properties to helping us through a smooth close. In a market where most properties in our neighborhood were going several hundred thousand above asking and many buyers were bidding on and losing multiple bids, we got our property at under list in our first bid. When we moved in 2017, we interviewed a number of agents to sell our property and ultimately decided to go Todd and Marcus. We moved out of state, and left the property vacant. Todd and Marcus handled everything on the ground – only contacting us when they needed our input – from sourcing vendors, making improvements, making recommendations on what we should invest in terms of improvements, and marketing. Initially, they recommended that we a list a bit lower, but when my husband and I felt our property was worth more, they did an agent’s tour for feedback. They came back with a number that my husband and I would have been happy with at seller. The market has cooled slightly since we purchased, but Todd and Marcus with their expert marketing were able to secure an all cash offer, at above asking in less than 20 days. We closed in 9 days. They also helped a family member navigate through a tricky ethical situation where the agent ended up wanting to represent both the buyer and seller. I’d highly recommend Todd and Marcus.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

TIFFANEE L.

Yelp should offer a 6th star.

My husband and I were relocating to SF from the east coast and looking to buy our first place– daunting for any market, let alone the bloodbath that is SF. We found Todd through a friend who swore by him, and he was right — working with Todd was easily the best decision we’ve made in this move West.

When you meet Todd, it is clear he is a mensch. But beneath the professional, personable charm, Todd is an absolute ninja at navigating the SF real estate market, the kind of guy you want on your side. Some specifics:

1. Highly responsive and incredibly patient. Long-story short, we spotted what would become our place while just casually browsing open houses one Sunday. By Monday, Todd had us pre-approved, and by Wednesday, he helped us submit a winning offer. Todd was always 1000% patient with all of our questions. We had ALOT of questions (most of which my husband really wanted to talk through with Todd by phone… like, one by one. Todd is a saint).

2. Candid. When Todd came by the property to see it for himself, we asked his honest opinion on whether we should put in a bid. He initially told us he didn’t think it was the right place for us — refreshing to know he wasn’t just going to tell us what he thought we wanted to hear. But after gaming out substantial renovations that would alleviate Todd’s concerns for resale while still coming in under our budget, he was persuaded.

3. Knows the SF market inside and out, in ways that will save you money. This being our first home-buying adventure, we didn’t know anything. Todd was our sherpa through the bidding process; he helped us craft a bid that took into consideration the quirks of the property, and made a case in the negotiation process that ultimately won us the place without any back and forth. He also helped guide us through an insanely quick, 30 day closing.

4. Has a hugely helpful set of referrals. Todd helped us shop around for mortgage rates, saving us 25 basis points, which will translate into thousands of dollars saved. He arranged for a contractor to meet us onsite to vet our renovation ideas. He also introduced us to landlord tenant lawyers and interior designers.

We couldn’t have been in better hands throughout. Can’t recommend Todd highly enough!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Jennifer H.

“I recently worked with Todd and his team to sell my apartment. It was a difficult decision, and Todd realized that. He worked very hard to make each step of the process easier and showed a great deal of sensitivity to my mixed feelings about the sale. He was always available for questions and spent a great deal of time answering in detail.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

CAROL G.

“I recently worked with Todd to purchase a warehouse conversion (studio) in South Beach. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and was available to answer questions day or night. He knows SF and the market well, allowing us to put together a strong offer to close with minimal back and forth.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

DANYAL A.

Polished, eagle-eyed, efficient: in short, a dream. As seller’s agents, Todd and Marcus approached our project with the focused, power-solving approach of seasoned consultants: during our first walk through of the property, it became clear that every recommendation was made with the intent of maximising our return on the property. Their knowledge of the market is impressive, but ultimately of secondary importance: salesmanship and the ability to showcase a property is what matters. The timing for our listing was carefully calibrated, and the property underwent a critical – but fair – appraisal to identify areas that could benefit from attention to maximise its potential, all while remaining sensitive to our constraints as sellers. Crucially, the taste level is fantastic: they quickly develop a precise vision of how to best showcase the property, and identify and collaborate with the most suitable stagers to achieve the best possible presentation. (No small deal). Their communication style is friendly and informative, but not overwhelming. Bonus points, but truly important: first-rate supporting staff (quick, efficient, gets it right the first time). In the end, the results speak for themselves: the house sold after a single showing, well over asking.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

JUAN N.

“Todd’s knowledge, advice, and insights are so invaluable, particularly around what we needed to do to get an attractive offer and the timing. The condo closed in about a month after it was placed on the market. I can honestly say that he really put our interests at the forefront with any sort of opportunity. This isn’t something one can easily find…”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

DARRELL C.

We vetted several brokers before landing with Todd. Our decision to go with Todd was based on several factors that were repeatedly validated throughout our partnership together. 1. Knowledge base We were first time homeowners and were open to exploring any and all options in San Francisco. From single family homes, to condos, to TICs, to fixers, Todd was with us every step of the way. We even explored a buying our rental property off of our landlord. As each opportunity arose, Todd effortlessly guided us leveraging his years of experience and data on market trends that supported the particular property/circumstance we were exploring. His knowledge base of the San Francisco market is truly remarkable. 2. Network and Reputation Todd has an extensive network and is highly regarded in the Bay Area real estate market. We would visit 3-5 open houses every weekend and consistently received high praises for what a great agent we were working with. When we needed to connect with banks for financing or architects/pest inspectors to review fixers in a pinch, Todd was always a quick email away from a contact that would immediately get back to us and open up their schedule to meet our deadlines. These are the types of relationships that make a difference. 3. Availability Todd supported us every step of the way in our hunt for a home. When you meet him, he asserts that he treats all clients equally and views this as a 24/7 job. Mornings, nights, weekends, Todd was always available to answer questions and guide us through the stressful process. I never once doubted Todd’s integrity or genuine commitment to helping us get to the best possible outcome. I am not one to write yelp reviews but our experience with Todd was truly remarkable. If you have had the good fortune of crossing paths with Todd, look no further, you’re in great hands!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

CLAUDIA P.

“Marcus and his colleagues were my dream team. They handled the details, always keeping me informed and explained each step thoroughly. They are a polished, class act. I highly recommend them for your San Francisco realty needs.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

RUBY G.

“I worked with Todd on the purchase of my first home. Todd exceeded my expectations. He coached me expertly on which apartment to go for, helped me work through every little anxiety and raised the bar in my mind for his entire profession. I would never work with another broker in SF.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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