Life changes most often create the need or desire to purchase, sell, or exchange real estate. Whether it's marriage, divorce, first baby, or last baby leaving home, a new job, or the same job in a new location.
Wanting room to spread your wings or less space to maintain, all of these changes influence a person's choice of home.
Since many people are dealing with real estate issues at the same time they are negotiating life changes both positive and difficult, it's essential to have help from someone who can expertly navigate the process. And at the same time, look out for your interests while being sensitive to your circumstances.
Heather believes that the most important aspect of any transaction is the client she represents.
Sustained, detailed commitment while many realtors claim to provide service, Heather delivers it to a level that has delighted many of her clients even those who have bought and sold numerous properties. For clients seeking a new home, Heather has an uncanny ability to match them with properties that meet or exceed their expectations. In property sales, she is able to quickly target the most likely prospects and ably represent her client's financial interests in closing the transaction. And for every client, Heather's hallmark is responsiveness. Her professional staff assures that Heather is able to quickly respond to clients' and prospects' questions and needs at any time.
Heather's background prepared her well for the real estate industry. Before relocating to California from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada and beginning her real estate career in 1989, she worked in the investment banking business, preparing companies to take them public. This experience provides her with a unique perspective in preparing properties for sale and working with clients to deliver maximum value throughout their entire experience.
Because Heather lives and works on the Peninsula, she is intimately familiar with the local neighborhoods, values, trends, and all aspects of the community that is important to people's lives. More than simply geographic knowledge, in addition to financial expertise, and besides professionalism, Heather cares that each engagement is conducted with integrity, honesty, and to every client's satisfaction.
"If I can give Heather 6 stars, I absolutely would! Heather was referred over to me by a friend who was also a first time home buyer. Heather knows real estate, inside-out, top-down, period. Regardless whether you're looking in the Peninsula, South Bay, or anywhere within the Bay Area, she is the one you want to work with. She is an excellent communicator to you, your lender, the listing agent, and any other parties involved. She is there every step of the way to ensure that nothing is overlooked and she is so much fun to work with. Anyone else in my network who asks for a recommendation will definitely be sent over to Heather.”-Edward V.
"Heather Hansen is a fantastic real estate agent, she really went the extra mile to help find me the perfect home. As a first time home buyer, the process was very daunting, but Heather made everything feel so easy, she walked me through every step of the way."-Jacqueline P.
"Heather was extremely good to work with. Every aspect of the transaction was as painless as possible, and she is 'just fun' to boot. We bought a single family home while selling a condo, and followed about eight months later and sold another condo. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, took the time to show us multiple homes, and gave good advice in all phases of the process. She has an extensive network of professionals to utilize (gardener, painter, staging companies, pest control, etc.). We utilized these extensively, and now have some of them on speed dial. Highly, highly recommend Heather for your real estate needs."-Thor V.
"Our house had been a wonderful home for three generations for over 25 years. However, it was too large and required too much maintenance for one person. The idea of down-sizing was overwhelming to me; the entire house and storeroom were crammed with furniture, papers, books, dishes, etc., including many items of value, both sentimental and actual.
Heather was a life-saver (literally). She came up with resources and ideas to help me with every aspect of paring down (and there were many!). She was unfailingly supportive and understood all the difficulties (mental as well as physical) involved in making such a move. And she helped me find my condo which I love. The move brought me all that I had hoped: a wonderful feeling of freedom and the time and money to travel. I couldn’t have done it without Heather."-Alice Sheehan
"Heather is absolutely incredible. She is so easy to communicate with, and really helps you understand how to navigate thru the processes that are involved with purchasing a home (which relieves a lot of stress associated with them!). Not only does she know the market really well, she also has the rare skill of knowing how to present options without pushing any of them on you. Her assistance with figuring out what would work best for my family and I has made our home-buying experience so rewarding. She is always happy to help, and we have continued to benefit from her knowledge after move-in."-H.C.