• Real Estate
• Exceptional Client Services
Silke Stearns brings to Compass a wealth of skill and professionalism. Her most important concerns are striving for the highest levels of excellence, personal attention to detail and commitment to her client’s best interests at all times.
Inspired by her love of people and real estate, Silke began her career specializing in luxury residential real estate and investment properties. Her strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic attitude has gained her a formidable reputation among both clients and colleagues.
Silke’s experience extends well beyond the Bay Area to include an international audience of potential home buyers and sellers and continues through Compass’ association with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s luxury home division, Luxury Portfolio. Those planning to buy or sell a home, or considering a move to the San Francisco Bay Area can be confident in her successful negotiation skills, commitment to her clients, and broad depth of knowledge, thus allowing the opportunity to make the most informed real estate decisions possible.
A native Californian, Silke’s proudest achievement is her family - husband Matt, twin daughters Stella and Sophie, and two pugs.
“My wife and I had no idea what to expect when we began to search for our first home. We felt very comfortable working with Silke, who encouraged us to go at our own pace but made sure we were prepared to make a competitive offer when the time came. It didn't take us long to find a home we both loved and with Silke's advice we were able to make our first offer a winning offer! We wouldn't have our new home today if it weren't for our agent's help. Thanks Silke!”
- DAVE AND ERICA SCHMIERER
“My husband and I purchased our first home in October 2016 and had the pleasure of working with Silke Stearns as our buying agent. We moved to the Bay Area four years ago, and in that time welcomed three children into our family. Before too long our two-bedroom apartment was quickly getting too small for our growing family, and we began longing for a larger place and a home to call our own. Yet the idea of buying a first home seemed like a dream in the California housing market, and our trepidation only grew as we monitored the limited properties on Zillow and Redfin. All of this changed when we met Silke. After our first sit-down meeting with Silke she addressed all our concerns, walked us through the process and assured us that we were not wasting her time. She understood our fear of buying our first home and wanted us to feel comfortable as well as informed. She was able to get us in contact with a mortgage lender who was quick to pre-approve us, starting the process off on a good foot. We received a continuously-updated list of properties from Silke and we were able to look at homes when it was convenient for us. She was also very patient with us as we towed our three boys to most open houses. Once we found a house we loved, Silke was honest and knowledgeable and there to answer all our questions and if she couldn’t answer she sought out the proper expertise and relayed the information to us quickly. She scheduled all inspections and was there for each one to ensure that we as the buyers were being represented. When it came time for the negotiations, Silke was in our corner, fighting hard for us with expert strategy. The home buying process can be overwhelming and confusing. We feel incredibly fortunate to now have a home that we would have never thought possible just a year ago. We wouldn’t be here without Silke. Her kindness, knowledge and hard work made buying our first home much easier than we imagined. She became a dear friend to me and my family and we are so thankful for all that she has done for us.”
ASHLYN AND MARK SARTAIN