A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Denise has an in-depth and historical knowledge of the Bay Area housing market. Prior to selling and managing real estate, Denise worked as a paralegal for 23 years in San Francisco's legal community, supporting San Francisco's top litigation lawyers. And then 10 years owning a concierge company, managing 11 buildings and 18 employees. Her hands-on, no-nonsense style of work ethic delivers results every time. You can watch her in action and you immediately feel taken care of. She doesn't stop at the sale. Her work ethic is refined over a span of 40 years of working in the legal industry, owning a concierge company for 10 years which led Denise to her real estate portfolio management services. Denise's love of the real estate profession, she seeks to continue to build on her knowledge and expanding her experience not just on the North side of San Francisco (including SOMA where she is an expert) but all across San Francisco in neighborhoods where she grew up. Her professional deportment and desire to deliver is her best asset.
Representing a long list of satisfied buyers and sellers, Denise has a keen sense of knowing her clientele and the marketplace and possesses strong negotiation skills. Known for her expert evaluation abilities, strong communication skills and tenacious sales techniques, Denise has a reputation for being thorough, hard-driving, and effective.
Denise's work has been recognized in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Real Estate Times, and the San Francisco Business Times. She is widely known throughout San Francisco's real estate and business communities and had contributed to many charitable organizations including the SPCA and Muttville.
My clients say it best...
We are an AmLaw 200 law firm. And with that comes some of the most demanding customer expectations a service provider can face. And while many are not able to meet those expectations, Denise Paulson has proven to be a person who consistently provides outstanding customer service - as her standard. She is extremely responsive and resourceful working to solve problems and exceed her customer's expectations on a regular basis. She is a person you can trust to get the job done with quality and class. She is and will continue to be our "go to" person!
- Mark Biddlestone, Director Operations & HR at Benesch Friedlander Coplan and Aronoff LLP
As a (now) new homeowner we’d never worked with a realtor before and so we didn’t know what to expect. We went from wondering what exactly a realtor did to being blown away by Denise after the first meeting with her! Her expertise in the San Francisco market and the ins and outs of buying a condo made the entire process feel a lot safer. With Denise’s help we were able to purchased our new home in the San Francisco this past October without a hitch. Our advice for people looking for a stellar agent is to look to Denise. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. Buying a home could be a stressful time so having someone who knows what they are doing is essential. I had a lot of questions throughout the process. Denise was very responsive and through with her explanation. I would highly recommend her for any real estate services.
- Lysander Saguid, Executive Accounting & Finance Recruiter at CVPartners, Inc.
I worked with Denise to find temporary, short-term housing in San Francisco. She worked with my relocation agent who already had a relationship with Denise and was able to quickly secure the home over other applicants within hours of my viewing. Once I moved into the apartment, Denise sprung into action and organized a housekeeper and was always available within minutes in her replies to my requests. Her business concierge services go way beyond what I expected from her and I was and will remain a supporter of her and suggest and recommend her to anyone without reservation.
- A Michael Muscolino, TPG Sixth Street Partners
I highly recommend Denise for any and all real estate related services in the Bay Area. I worked with her when I moved to SF 4 years ago to secure a lease a spectacular condo in South Beach. She was efficient, available 24-7, helpful in every aspect and detail down to helping me find all needed services such as housekeeping. When I decided to purchase a home, I immediately went to Denise who helped me search and help me find a terrific home in Marin. Her knowledge of the market and her efficiency was remarkable and she easily put me at ease for this often stressful process. She helped me to ensure everything was as it was ‘advertised’, pointed out pitfalls and advised me at every step of the process. She helped me to negotiate a fair price and worked closely with the sellers agent to construct the best possible deal. Denise worked at all hours to ensure I was informed, knowledgeable, had all my questions and concerns addressed, and was happy at all stages in the process. She helped me with my move in, securing a mover, housekeeper, and everything else I needed. She continues to help me with whatever I need, and always available at a moments notice. I highly and unequivocally recommend Denise to any current home buyers and can’t imagine that there’s anyone much better than her in this market. I believe she certainly is at the top of the list when having her clients best interest at heart!
- David Klein, Hospital & Health Care Professional
I've had the pleasure of working with Denise on two deals, firstly as an agent representing the buyer and again when she leased a rental unit for me. Denise was a dream to work with, she was crystal clear, direct and fun. She was very knowledgeable about what she was doing and helpful. As a leasing agent, Denise is very effective at advertising the unit and bringing in high quality tenants. Denise is very responsive and really gets the deal done. I look forward to working with Denise again.
- Neil Ayton, CEO/Co-Founder at Kanso Homes
It was a pleasure having Denise as my realtor. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. She has excellent communication skills and responds to any queries very quickly. She helped arrange furniture in 24 hours and made introductions to the building to allow fast access. Furthermore, she continues to be available and helpful throughout the lease term in case of any issues. I would highly recommend her. Thanks for everything Denise!
- Maeve Judge, International Revenue Accountant at Google
Denise is extremely helpful, polite and supported me in a highly professional way with all my concerns. I can recommend her as a competent and goal-driven professional in all questions related to real estate. She is one of the best I had the pleasure to work with in San Francisco.
- Eugen Quiring, Lion Studios
Direct, efficient and engaging are just a few of the words to describe Denise's approach to her work. I had the pleasure of partnering with Denise in finding myself a beautiful apartment in San Francisco. She was extremely helpful in helping me understand different housing options that fulfilled all of wishes/needs in a new home. In the super fast pass city of SF, Denise made finding a new home a fairly laid back experience with fantastic results. Highly recommended!
- Tim Pryde, Director of Dolby Music at Dolby Laboratories
I've known Denise for a bit over a year. We've rented an apartment through her in a highrise in San Francisco. She is very pleasant to work with, very responsive, very professional and knows what needs to be done before we even articulate it. She is very straightforward and goes well above and beyond to help. I would say that because of her our rental experience and dealing with the landlord was the best experience we ever had.
- Anna Dembovscaia, Account Executive @ Prodly
Denise Paulson efficiently helped me rent my first apartment when i moved to San Francisco in 2004. She is an "action" broker. She makes things happen quickly and smoothly and in whatever manner is most favorable to the client. A year later i bought a condo with Denise Brokering, and way beyond brokering. (The tenants renting from the owner from whom i bought were angling to stay on past there lease and force an eviction. Denise made sure this did not happen) I still live in the condo and have done very well by the investment. At one point a few years ago i considered renting it out in order to go travelling for a year or two, Denise was very proficient at quickly getting it photographed, advertised and shown to a large number of prospective tenants before i changed my mind and took it off the rental market. I will look to her in any future leases or sales or purchases.
- Hugh Huddleson, Hugh Huddleson AIA
Denise is an expert in California Real Estate and goes out of her way to help her clients. She is professional, knowledgeable and has fantastic attention to detail. I highly recommend Denise to both portfolio owners and to buyers/renters looking for top quality service.
- Carl L.. Media, Strategic Marketing, Broadway & Sponsorship Professional New York
Denise and her team have helped us manage a condo in SF for over 5 years. She has been the communication bridge between us and our tenants. She looks out for you and makes sure issues are resolved in a timely fashion. She has the pulse of the SF real estate market and can provide good insights.
- Young Nguyen, IT Operations at TheFind, Inc.
Denise is a terrific realtor: She is very knowledgeable about the San Francisco real estate market, she is extremely responsive, and sensitive to her clients’ needs. She’s proactive and is very pleasant to work with. I would recommend her whole heartedly for your real estate needs in San Francisco, which is a challenging and dynamic market!
- Tirthankar Lahiri, Senior Vice President, Data and In-Memory Technologies at Oracle
We worked with Denise as renters in San Francisco. Although we were not her client, she was a pleasure to work with during our lease term. She was professional, prompt, honest and friendly at all times. Her no-nonsense straight forward attitude was appreciated, and allowed us a smooth move-in/move-out as well as prompt attention to any issues we had over the lease period. We will absolutely use Denise again for any SF real estate needs we may have. We recommend her without reservation.
- Laura Silva, Criminalist, Oakland Police Department
With buying or selling a home being one of the top anxiety producers for almost anyone, we were fortunate to have Denise as our "guide on the side." 3-C's come to mind when describing Denise's professionalism: clear, comprehensive, and caring. Her heart is exemplified by her passion for the client; her wisdom is exemplified by her sage counsel. Thank you, Denise, for being our continued "guide on the side."
- Dr. Mitch Kusy, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Professor, Workplace Civility, Toxic Behaviors, Culture Change, Corporate Psychologist
Denise has been a mentor and a friend for many years. Working under her I learned the ins and outs of real estate, which helped me realize quickly that shes one of the best in the business. I don't know anyone who comes more highly recommended, or anyone who has as many referrals. It was truly a privilege to learn from her.
- Chris Speed, President of Legal Lending Solutions, LLC
Denise has been an absolute pleasure to work with and to know. I have worked on multiple properties with her (one rental and one purchase), and she is extremely good at what she does. She was able to rent out my unit within weeks, and on a purchase drove the price down in the 6-figure range during a hot market. Denise is very well connected throughout SF and will guaranteed be able to get you the best deal whether you are a buyer, seller, landlord, or a tenant. She works very hard and will go out of her way for her clients before, during, and after a sale. Most importantly, she tirelessly works on maintaining relationships with each client she works with, making them more than clients. This is a very hard trait to find in the hustle and bustle of the SF real estate landscape. I highly recommend working with Denise and definitely will be myself again in the future.
- Akshay Oberai, Investment Professional
Denise is a highly experienced real estate professional who handles all my RE investments in the SF market. Her legal background and established network differentiates Denise from her competitors. Denise has bought, sold and managed properties for me, but more importantly she has educated me on San Fran's complicated, but profitable real estate environment. I see Denise as my full service business consultant.
- Richard Chang, Senior Vice President-Asia
Denise has handled my business for a couple of years now and has always met my expectations and exceeded goals.
- Mark Evans, Data Architecture & Analytics
Denise has worked with me closely over the past 5 years to build and manage my luxury real estate portfolio in San Francisco. She has closed several purchase/sale and rental transactions for me over this time and has always come through. She is smart and efficient and has intimate knowledge of the San Francisco real estate. She is also super connected and joy to work with!
- Kalpesh Kapadia, Entrepreneur, Investor, Volunteer
Denise is extraordinary. I've known her for years. More recently I have had the pleasure of working with her in real estate. I've found her to be genuine and truly generous with her time, knowledge, and compassion. She has a well deserved reputation for getting the job done, but it's her sincerity that strikes me as most notable. She's been a reliable ally and fierce supporter as I've launched my career in real estate. She's opened doors and helped to create opportunity where none would have existed otherwise. She's smart, savvy and a lot of fun to be around. It's increasing clear to me why she has had such a successful career in real estate, why she garners praise from clients, and why she wins many referrals. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her and I suspect you would, too.
- Lou Rosenberger, California Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
I have worked with Denise for over twenty years. When it comes to closing a real estate deal in San Francisco, nobody gets it done faster than Denise Paulson. She doesn't sit by and just wait for things to happen, She stays on focus and makes it happen!!! Denise understands quickly what it is you are looking for and goes and gets it without letting the small stuff get in her way. She has the highest of standards, knows the City inside and out, is intuitive, funny and does not waist your time. I would highly recommend her.
- Gabrielle Pintoff, Account Representative
Denise is a true pro. She helped me out with my real estate needs and then kept in touch with proactive information from here wide connections and deep market knowledge. Would recommend without reservation.
- Scott Olsen, People, Ideas and Capital
Denise is a no nonsense down to earth person. She is clever and creative and can get a deal done. You will not waste your time with her, she is quite a gem.
- Glenn Gilmore, President, Brick & Timber Collective