If you ask Neal to describe his ideal home, he says simply: “Home is happiness.” A bit surprising for a man who commands such an impeccable slice of the San Francisco real estate market, but it says so much about his character. He knows how a home should make you feel from the moment you walk in. It’s a feeling he tries to bottle for each and every client, and that’s what makes him such a unique force in real estate.
But Neal didn’t start out living in neighborhoods like the ones he’s now so familiar with. His Midwest beginnings gave him a solid foundation of not just work ethic but of what it means to be thoughtful and driven, and resilient. Early on, he had a knack for exceeding expectations, leading him to Knoll International, where he honed his design acumen and appreciation for timelessness. When he finally landed in San Francisco and into real estate, a valuable mentor showed him the ropes and the importance of a show-stopping presentation. This was an industry that allowed him to combine all of his talents, and there was no stopping his meteoric rise.
Making connections, building relationships, and showcasing impeccable listings led Neal to become a top-producing agent for nearly three decades at a local brokerage. In 2016, noticing a distinct opportunity to redefine the real estate experience for both agents and clients, Neal was inspired to become a founding agent of Compass San Francisco. A bold move in a market crowded with local firms. But now Compass is the #1 brokerage nationwide, and Neal is the #1 individual agent in San Francisco per Real Trends. While his impressive real estate resume certainly underscores his reputation, his dedication to his clients has solidified Neal as the gold standard.
Neal understands that every real estate transaction is an incredibly personal one. This is why each client is treated with the utmost respect and discretion. It is his lack of ego and total willingness to commit that makes Neal the perfect partner. His attention unwavering. His conviction unmatched. He spares no effort in assisting his clients with the selling and purchasing of the finest homes. He uses each and every one of the talents he’s collected over his many years of experience to take away any doubt or anxiety that his clients might feel. Because at the end of the day, Neal is at his best when his clients feel welcomed. And he can’t wait to be the first to welcome you into your next new home.