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.
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!
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.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $725K in Central Sunset, San Francisco, CA.
I rarely find a reason to give anyone a full sortie of five stars, but Lee Bender is absolutely worth every single one. Reeling from a bad experience with a different realtor, my fiance and I approached Lee cautiously, going on a referral from a friend of ours. We were immediately put at easy by her efficiency, expansive knowledge of the real estate process (down to subtle details as the psychology behind buying and selling), and her casual down-homey Southern charm. Lee was our guide, our counselor, and our friend throughout the often-scary process of buying a home in San Francisco. She went to bat for us when we told her we wanted something, and wherever we went to look at houses, the selling agents almost always knew her! She has been working the scene for a long time, and has made a great impression on other agents, it seems. You will definitely feel 'celebrity status' when you are touring homes with her. She is also very clearly in the process for her clients, and not in the process for herself. I never felt for a moment that she wasn't after our best interests, even to the point where she gave us very frank advice about a hasty decision we were threatening to make. This lady is fierce and fabulous, and she even has an adorable little dog named Talulah who is her constant companion. I would recommend her to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Lee was helpful and responsive during my condo purchase. When there was an issue that was not getting addressed by the sales staff, she jumped in and made got them to handle it. She was always able to answer my questions and hand-hold when necessary.