As an operating rule, I make a serious commitment to all of our clients. That personal commitment is to listen closely, speak honestly, negotiate aggressively, and lead with our clients’ best interests in mind. This applies to both our selling and buying clientele, and is testimony to our $675,000,000 in sales over the past 23 years. Capitalizing on over two decades of real estate and 10 years of corporate marketing expertise, I make it a point to employ unique measures to ensure that our clients’ properties stand out from the proverbial crowd, are communicated uniquely and presented in compelling fashion: in person, online, and in conversation.
We take great care in representing our clients’ distinctive properties, protecting our clients’ valuable time, and managing their expectations while delivering on their objectives. When you work with us, our commitment is to protect your most significant asset, so your priorities become our own and your investment is considered our responsibility to protect. We negotiate to win on every occasion, yet always in an ethical framework that places the highest regard on the reputation of our clients and their properties.
When I’m not selling real estate, I’m engaged in advocating for environmental causes and renewable energy (primarily solar adoption), and exploring uniquely beautiful wines and passionate wine-makers. On the side, I can be found behind the lens of my 35mm camera (and yes, my iPhone) shooting the sights and scenes of San Francisco or behind the net in a competitive game of tennis…or exploring the ever-frustrating art of the perfect espresso or pour-over behind my ECM semi-automatic espresso machine or my Fellow brewing apparatus.side, I can be found behind the lens of my 35mm camera shooting the sights and scenes of San Francisco or behind the net in a competitive game of tennis…or perfecting the art of the perfect espresso behind my manual 1905 La Pavoni espresso maker.
I joined boutique brokerage McGuire Real Estate in 1998, was named McGuire Real Estate Partner in 2004, and was the #1 top producing agent at McGuire’s downtown office for six years. In 2009, I joined Sotheby’s International Realty to expand my clients’ international exposure. After a successful nine-year run, I joined Compass in 2018 to afford my clients and myself an industry-leading platform merging the best of real estate brokerage and customer-facing technology that’s recreating the face of real estate sales. Since 1999 (year two), I’ve consistently ranked in the top 5% of all San Francisco real estate agents in sales volume…although my focus has been and always remains centered on delivering for my clients and their objectives, regardless of the financial outcome.
In hindsight I find the most rewarding accomplishment of the past two+ decades to be the vast number of our clients who are still happily ensconced in their homes with no interest in selling 10-15 and even 20 years later, proving that we bought “right,” bought “smart,” and strategically were on target to fulfill both their emotional and practical needs for the long term with no need to look back in the rear view mirror.
On the selling side, I find it to be the vast majority of our clients for whom we’ve maximized the selling price of their home without resorting to underpricing or relying on frenzy to get them into contract, instead focusing on building incredible buyer confidence in the solidity of our offering, the cleanliness and beauty of the product, and the trust that this can and should be their next and maybe “forever” residence.
Our clients and I are also blessed to have the support of an amazing business manager and administrative partner going on 10+ years (with a small break to tend to her family), Jodeana Patterson, who exemplifies what “client service” is all about…a long-lost art of care, communication, follow through, and full accountability. Thank you, Jodeana, you make it all work behind the scenes!