Traci began her career in real estate in 2003 managing and leasing residential property in San Francisco, which she continues to do today in addition to helping clients buy and sell properties throughout the Bay area. Traci sees her role not merely as a salesperson, but rather, as a facilitator, educator and negotiator who partners with buyers and sellers to help them make decisions they feel good about. Clients appreciate her attentiveness in guiding them through the real estate process. Traci and her business partner, Howard Grothe, along with numerous support staff make up the "Thiercof-Grothe group." They are a full-service, client-based team that believe in relationships, hard work, and having fun in the process. Much of their business is by way of referral, as well as repeat business.
My wife and I are new both to the San Francisco area and to home ownership and Howard and Traci became our guides to both. We (or at least I) came to the process with anxiety fear and impatience and Traci and Howard met us with flexibility patience responsiveness and around-the-clock support. They introduced us to this city with its vibrant neighborhoods and arcane building codes driving us around so that we could get a feel for it. They quickly understood our tastes and constraints and began identifying likely properties adjusting as we learned more about the different parts of the city and about our own priorities. They accompanied us on several open house viewings giving us the benefit of their expertise and understanding of the homes the housing market and the realtors. All along we felt extremely comfortable having them in our corner representing our interests. Sooner that we could ever expect we found a home that really spoke to us. It said "buy me!" Howard and Traci talked us through the process of making an offer generously sharing their insights and experiences. Working around the clock they helped us evaluate the counter-offer. They had already prepared us in advance by helping us get pre-approved for a loan – so things moved quickly. Traci and Howard orchestrated the transaction across all the various parties and moving pieces – giving us the peace of mind that we were not missing some critical item that could unravel the transaction. They spent countless hours answering our questions and watching over the deal as it unfolded. Now that we have moved in and had a chance to catch our breath we wanted to write this note of thanks. The simple fact is: without Traci and Howard we would not be sitting in our dream house. -Igor and Lauren
Traci and Howard were fantastic. After a very poor experience where our house did not sell Traci & Howard came in offered constructive practical advice and a level of professionalism we had not seen in the local area. Their poise and confidence helped us immensely and we sold the property in a timely manner and at a fair price for both parties. They both communicated beyond expectations and followed the sale to the very end letting us know the options and potential pitfalls along the way. We appreciate their efforts and we would work with them ANY day and are using the now as we purchase our next property. -Steve and Jo D.