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Kris Alba

Market Analyst and Realtor® | DRE# 02048475

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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, and Consulting
San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR)
California Association of Realtors (CAR)


University of California, Berkeley

About Kris
Passionate about real estate and design, Kris helps clients achieve their goals in the dynamic San Francisco real estate market. Early in her career, she led creative marketing efforts for clients including Yahoo, Wells Fargo and then District Attorney Kamala Harris. Relying on a keen understanding of the industry and negotiating savvy, Kris partners with her clients to identify and acquire property they are proud to call home.

Kris comes from a San Francisco real estate family with a long history investing in the city’s vibrant housing market. She has personally purchased, remodeled, and profitably sold numerous homes and understands first hand the remodeling and construction challenges in a highly competitive market.

Kris is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a member of the National Charity League in San Francisco. Any free time she has is spent volunteering at Convent and Stuart Hall Elementary where her children attend 4th and 7th grade.

Client Testimonials

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"Thank you so much for shepherding us through this, Kris! Your advice, calmness, and strategic management of the whole process have all been so appreciated. What a great way to end the year! " - Juliana

"Where should I start. I've met a lot of agents during my real estate process and Kris is the best! She is not just an agent, she became my friend during the process. Many times, she drives me around to see properties, explain to me the pros and cons. There was a time, I wanted to buy a place and she would stop me and tell me she thinks there could be houses even better, which agent does that? Only an honest and caring agent would! She also went out her way to help me with my loan. She is always there to pick up my call even late at night or when she is with her kids. She is not just professional, she is thoughtful and kind and a great person! I would recommend her to anyone! You will be surprised how amazing she is!!!" - Jiazi

"Kris is a gem. When my husband and I sought to buy our first home we were overwhelmed by the process and the craziness of the Bay Area real estate market. Unlike other agents we encountered, Kris made it a priority to listen to our needs, answer all our (many) questions, and really act as an advocate for us. When we got a little overexcited and wanted to overbid, she encouraged us to take a step back. When we came across a house that was meeting some of our needs, but not the ones that we shared were priority for our growing family, she gently nudged us to consider if this was really the right home for us in the long term. She also has a fantastic eye for design and entertained my remodeling ideas, while suggesting great ideas of her own - some of which we are running with! She cares deeply about what she does, and about the people she partners with which is rare in this industry." - Inna

"We were first-time homebuyers who knew nothing about the process until we met Kris. We met other agents, but two things made Kris stand out. First, she was genuine and a true advocate for what we wanted -- while others were trying to further their agendas like used cars salesmen or made us feel dumb when we asked beginner's questions, Kris wanted what we wanted (often telling us a house was overpriced) and always made us feel comfortable with the foreign process of home buying. Second, she goes above and beyond -- even now after we've closed, she has continued to push for resolution of outstanding issues with the sellers, and continues to advise us on remodeling and other home issues. Thanks to Kris's instinct, while others were overlooking it, we were able to get the house we love for UNDER listing price in the heart of SF! More generally, she is the perfect agent for a young couple or family getting their first home -- with her own experiencing raising kids and renovating houses in the bay area. She has our highest recommendation!" - Jessica

"Kris helps me to purchase a home in SF. This is my 3rd home purchasing, and Kris is still one of my top favorite agents. She's down to the details for checking all the disclosure and relevant documents, and she always puts herself in a buyer's shoe when it comes to recommend a place to buy. I also like how fact base she is by showing comp to guide my offering. What I highly appreciated is that she puts her whole heart in helping her clients, no matter you are looking for a luxury deal, or an entry level price point home." - Fei

"I was very impressed by Kris' follow-up and research abilities. I was looking at a single family home and the place had some questionable issues. Right off the bat, I could see that Kris had a lot of knowledge about the potentials and upsides of houses. It's no surprise that she later revealed she has been an all around contractor at her personal residence and has valuable experience researching contractors and seeing the type of work that a home needed. She took the time to call me to discuss any items for as long as I wanted, reviewed the disclosures with me, offered good suggestions, warned me about the items the buyer should be concerned about, offered to look into the many questions and concerns I had, and is very professional and friendly." - John

"Although I was using a brokerage company to show, screen and rent our family home in the Inner Richmond, we weren't getting any qualified applications. Kristine was able to find a local family of four and after meeting with them we really matched up. I would recommend Kristine for your real estate needs especially for finding quality tenants for your property." - Doug

"Embarking on the journey of buying my first property in the United States and our first property with my partner we didn't anticipate the roller coaster especially during a hot market. Kris held us close and walked us through every tiny detail that was required offer after lost offer until our finally our fifth she helped get over the line in a cliffhanger negotiation. And from all the properties we saw and bid on this one was our DREAM home and investment! Kris's humanness, empathy, passion, heart and determination was of joy and comfort to us. She worked tirelessly around the clock reading 100's of pages of contracts, attending endless inspections, educating us on the process, connecting us with all the various experts and tradespeople for potential home improvements and situations. And there were many thoughtful and generous surprises along the way - she printed a picture we had sent her the day we inspected our home and fell in love with it and when we got the keys to enter "our home" for the first time there was frame with flowers, wine and treats in the kitchen. Even post-purchase of the property she continually checked in to see how everything was and helped us get some things fixed like light bulb replacements and a new fridge. Deeply grateful to Kris and heart filled with joy having her represent this very special part of our life journey." - Maria