Bought a Multi Family home in 2011 for approximately $800K in South Beach, San Francisco, CA.
Ashley is simply phenomenal. As a new buyer in the area, having just moved from New York City, it was very important to me to find a realtor i could trust to listen to my needs, work within my budget and help me find the perfect property for me. I wanted a broker who knew his stuff and would have my best interests at heart.
On our first trip out to start viewing properties, I knew I'd struck realtor gold. Ashley's knowledge of the SF housing market is deeply impressive - not just the big trends (like which neighborhoods are up-and-coming, how prices are doing etc) but his encyclopedic knowledge of the smaller, but equally as important, details. Which buildings are well constructed? Which ones look great but don't have any storage? Which ones have legal problems? What's going to happen to that view in 3-5yrs? He even knew on which side and in which exact part of a particular street the views were better from!
In addition to this, Ashley is incredibly hard-working and his attention to detail (particularly in walk-throughs, pointing out things I'd not even noticed!) also speaks to the breadth and depth of his experience. When you work with Ashley, you get his full time and attention and the benefit of his considerable energy in making your deal happen for you. Throughout what could have been a very stressful process, i always felt in very safe hands and ended up with my perfect dream home in South Beach at a great deal.
I cannot recommend him highly enough. A consummate professional who's an absolute joy to work with.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 in Van Ness - Civic Center, San Francisco, CA.
Ashley is a consummate professional who listens to his clients, provides excellent customer service, and has access to a highly skilled team. He really knows his properties and the market, and goes the extra mile to make sure that he gets the best possible deal for his clients.
What impressed me most by Ashley is his ability to perform the entire escrow process in an amazingly brief amount of time. I have purchased and sold two properties with Ashley, and highly recommend him to all of my friends.
I cannot speak highly enough of Ashley's integrity and professionalism. He was incredibly easy to work with and spent considerable time studying the market in my area. He priced my property perfectly. His suggestions for improvements were invaluable and there is no doubt in my mind that they helped position my property for the best sale possible. As a matter of fact, on the day of the Realtor's Tour, I was told that I had the best curb appeal of any property viewed that day.
Most importantly, my property sold in 18 days. There were several other properties in the area that sat for months, several were taken off the market. I found the efforts he made in professional photography and advertising far superior to any others on the market.
My property was not without "issues", all of which he very adeptly negotiated. I have also witnessed his abilities in the sale of other properties for friends. One property had had several realtors over the course of time but after Ashley became the realtor his suggestions and efforts produced a sale quickly and at a very good price.
In his very capable hands I knew I had no worries. Ashley, was one of the best decisions I've made. Best of luck, you won't be disappointed !
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in La Honda, CA.
Ashley is simply a wonderful real estate agent. I first encountered Ashley as the listing agent on a house I wound up purchasing. He handled the transaction wonderfully, and he was gracious and knowledgeable. Since then I have referred anyone who needs a good agent to him, knowing full well that Ashley will take care of them.
I fully understand the nature of reviews on Yelp -- if reviews are overly enthusiastic, not only do they risk getting filtered, but readers may question the credibility of the review itself. Well, I am throwing caution to the wind, and I will state without hesitation hat Ashley is simply the best agent with whom I have ever worked. I am an attorney, and the nature of my work brings me in contact with agents on a fairly regular basis. I have never before seen such a compelling combination of intelligence, persistence, knowledge, and empathy.
I am currently trying to purchase a short-sale property. As anyone who works in real estate will tell you, this can be a long, drawn-out, often frustrating process. There is a reason many real estate agents aren't often particularly excited about short sale transactions. To make a long story short, Ashley has already done a large amount of work, and there is no guarantee the transaction will close. This hasn't dampened his commitment to me as a client, nor has his professionalism ever wavered. He checks in regularly, interacts frequently with the listing agent to ensure that we are moving forward, and patiently answers every one of the many question that I fire off at him.
I simply can't imagine using another agent -- he is that good.