Her career experience makes Liz well suited for today’s competitive real estate market. Trained as an attorney, and formerly in-house counsel for a number of Bay Area companies, Liz is tenacious, hardworking, and has a well-honed appreciation for the ups and downs of negotiating for her clients -- her sense of humor and ability to get along with all kinds certainly help.
Liz gets sellers the highest possible price for their homes. With a keen designer’s eye (she’s a Certified Home Stager), she can recommend upgrades and tidying that will reap a higher sales price without needless spending. She’ll help them determine a realistic sales price and market the home through her vast network of realtor and non-realtor contacts.
Buyers know that Liz will find them their dream home. She gets to know all her clients on a personal level-long before the home search begins. She learns what their “dream home” would feel like-and then goes out and finds it. Liz negotiates for them-often getting the deal done when theirs is not the highest offer.
While Liz is a bulldog for her clients, she also understands that buying or selling a home can be an emotional and stressful experience. It’s personal and she’s been there. Liz has been a first time home-owner, sold a home in a market downturn, been relocated, renovated a turn-of-the century Edwardian and dealt with architects, inspectors and vendors of all types.
Liz is a long time supporter of PAWS and lives on Potrero Hill with her husband and rescue pup, Sassy.
Liz was wonderful to work with for the purchase of our first home! We immediately felt comfortable with her and appreciated her caring approach. As a long-time San Francisco resident, she knows the city intimately and is a wealth of knowledge. She genuinely wants to help find the right place for you and is incredibly dedicated to making that happen. At our first meeting in February, she said "let's have you in a home by April!". We doubted that was possible given the competitive market but by early March we were moving into a home that we love. From offer to closing, working with Liz was smooth (and enjoyable!) every step of the way. We feel so lucky that we met Liz and had her on our team throughout the buying process.
- Annie Drury
We ran into Liz at an open house at the start of our frantic search for a home just a few weeks before the birth of our first baby after finding out our rental was being sold. Liz was immediately helpful and I knew we had to work with her. She understood our sense of urgency and the parameters of our search (neighborhood price range proximity to public transit size etc.). She helped us navigate the process of deciding whether or not to buy a particular property that we were interested in and then when we fell in love with a different property at the 11th hour she wasn't even phased. Less than 24 hours after seeing the house of our dreams she had an offer written up bargained with the selling agent and offer accepted. She pushed for a super quick escrow was militant about helping us get everything we needed to close and 20 days later we were home owners - 3 days before the arrival of our little guy. Liz is warm, fun, professional and has a great eye. She paid great attention to detail and made the process as fun and seamless for us as it could be. We are so thankful to have found this home to spend our lives in in our favorite city in the world and Liz was a huge part of making that happen for us as she loves this city too. I definitely recommend working with her!
Liz is terrific. She's a great communicator, totally on top of details, and an excellent listener. We were looking for someone who could help us sell a house which we loved but needed to move away from, and where we couldn't be around to handle the details. She did an incredible job with staging, managing the entire process, and in the end she got us a significantly higher price than we had expected. If we end up moving back to San Francisco some day we'll work with her for sure.
- Eric and Lauren
Liz is super easy to work with and very knowledgeable about neighborhoods in San Francisco. We gave her a range of things we were looking for and Liz found us plenty of options to choose from. She handled our negotiations with aplomb, even getting us a discount on closing fees our building typically charges. We are thrilled with our new SF apartment and know that when we can afford to upgrade, we will have Liz by our side every step of the way!
- Jon and Kim
As a first time home buyer, I had severely underestimated the amount of time, effort, blood, sweat and tears went into buying a home. Especially this crazy SF real estate market. Working with Liz made this process so much easier than I could have ever dreamed possible.
Liz is the perfect realtor for a first time home buyer. She is patient, explains everything to you and is with you through every step of the process. She is also great at deducing what is important to you and has an uncanny ability to know what you want/will like.
I feel so lucky to have had Liz by my side these past 4 months of looking. It was a stressful time for me and I no doubt drove her crazy with all my texts and emails, but she was more than happy to respond (SO responsive) and really enjoys helping her clients. She has not only been a fantastic realtor, but also has become a great friend. You will not regret working with her and if you're lucky enough, you'll get to try some of her husband's beer!
- Melanie N
With you every step of the way...that is how I would describe Liz as she helped my husband and I navigate this complex process of buying a home in San Francisco. First thing first, Liz made sure we understood the entire process of buying a home. She provided us with a real estate buyer's guide that broke down the steps of home purchasing from seeking loan pre-approval to strategizing the purchase price and finally to managing escrow. We had lots of questions and Liz always had the answers.
Liz provides personalized service and is very personable, witty, patient, reliable, and resourceful. She quickly established a great rapport with the listing agent, provided us with sage advice, and never placed us in a position where we felt rushed or pressured to make a decision. Luckily for us, this was the only purchase offer we had to make to find our dream home.
Liz understands that the San Francisco real estate market is not just about money, but about heart and relationships. She helped us find a home, not just a house and she can do the same for you!
- Alan and Jonathan
We've known Liz for a long time- both as a work colleague and as a friend. When we decided to make the jump back into the San Francisco housing market, we called Liz. Liz knows San Francisco, but more importantly she knows how to get things done. Liz has always been passionate and tenacious about her work, but as your agent, she is your best ally to coordinate across the network of agents, brokers, inspectors, and contractors to get the deal closed.
From the start, Liz was able to help us figure out what was most important. I think Liz probably knew that the house was the right one for us, even before we knew it. It can be a roller-coaster ride as you try to navigate the process, but Liz made the process simple and smooth from the disclosure review to the day we closed. She was always available for any question we had- and even after we closed, Liz helped with recommendations for movers and made sure everything transitioned seamlessly.
We LOVE our new home- and Liz is the agent that we recommend to everyone who is looking to find their perfect home.
- Bridget and Richard