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Lee Bender

Agent

PhD, Broker, CRS

1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

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After thirty years in the real estate business, Lee loves working with her past clients, their referrals and first-time buyers alike. She is a genuine extrovert, who gains energy from being around other people. Lee is proud to call herself a professional salesperson because as she says, "I'm good at it!" She is delighted to have a solid support staff at Hill & Co., one of the few remaining privately-owned firms in San Francisco.

Prior to this career, Lee was a tenured associate professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco for twelve years, specializing in Psychology of Learning and Motivation. Although she earned top student evaluations, and was promoted to within one rank of full professor, Lee recognized she could not be happy over the long-term in a salaried job, and that she needed a much faster and more stimulating career - which became real estate sales. Growing up the eldest of six children (five younger brothers!) in Mobile, Alabama, Lee and her siblings enjoyed considerable freedom living in the area know as Riviere du Chien (Dog River), running small watercraft with friends and family, waterskiing and generally running amok.

In recent years Lee has become a widow, a fervent dog "owner" and the proud aunt of 13 nieces and nephews. She lives in SF's Noe Valley and works all over the City, as well as the North Peninsula of San Mateo County. She swims in the Bay and reads mysteries voraciously!
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

No current listings.

Past Sales  

(4 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
05/23/2014
$1,850,000

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05/23/2014 - Sell-side - $1,850,000

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Sell-side
08/23/2013
$655,000

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08/23/2013 - Sell-side - $655,000

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Sell-side
07/02/2013
$690,000

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07/02/2013 - Sell-side - $690,000

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Sell-side
05/01/2012
$1,505,000

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05/01/2012 - Sell-side - $1,505,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

10/31/2012 - user9987006
Sold a home in 2012.

Lee worked hard and smart to sell my house in Noe Valley of SF. Her preparation was impeccible and detailed, and her pricing smart. After only one, two-hour open house, I received 11 offers. We countered with 5 counteroffers, of which 3 countered. The house sold for nearly 50% over the asking price. We expected to sell it for more than asking, but thought that it would be in the range of 20-25% more. Top notch.  More Less 

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10/29/2012 - user7281350
Sold a Single Family home in 2008 in South San Francisco, CA.

Lee is an amazing agent. She has worked with me on several occasions, one of them being the short sale of my house. In the process I learned that a short sale is not an easy process. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and helpful throughout the process. She worked very hard and diligently to get it taken care of and finalized. She has also helped me find tenants for rental property and the most recent, the purchase of a condo. Besides knowing the business, she has a geat personality and she is so much fun to work with. Lee is definitely a person who cares for all of her clients. She makes sure that all of her clients are happy and makes sure to keep in touch with them even after working with them. Thanks Lee for all your hard work!  More Less 

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10/27/2012 - user0641255
Bought a home in 2011.

I worked with Lee for my first home purchase in December 2011. Lee helped guide me through the maze of decisions and always acted in my best interests. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and got good value for money. I plan to return to Lee when I'm ready to sell and trade up.

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