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Lota de Castro

Premier Agent

Realtor, Licensed Real Estate Agent (9 years experience)

18 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Consulting

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My clients say that it was my warmth and sincerity that attracted them to work with me.  If you decide to work with me as a SELLER, you will soon find my sales approach to be strategic, my negotiation skills unparalleled, and my marketing tools incredibly effective.  As a BUYER, on the other hand, you will value my honest feedback and knowledge of the current real estate dynamics.  I will help position you as a strong, extremely qualified buyer in the eyes of the seller and help you evaluate your options so that you can make an informed decision on what could be the biggest purchase or investment of your life.



I take great pride to being able to listen, understand your priorities, and embrace your needs like they are my own.  Protecting your interest and helping you achieve your goal in this challenging and competitive marketplace is my ultimate desire.  You will find that I am incredibly responsive, totally prepared, and a few steps ahead of the complexities and issues that may arise within our transaction.  My business relationships and good rapport will also help us in navigating our way through smoothly and flawlessly.



The current real estate market also brought me rich experiences on handling the sale of distressed properties.  Sellers of underwater homes can count on my expertise in handling the challenging process of getting a short sale approved and providing them with the tools they need to make an informed decision.  I continue to learn new policies and regulations surrounding real estate, enabling me to educate my clients of opportunities that they would not have otherwise known.



Before selling real estate, I worked for the City and County of San Francisco as a Project Manager / Senior Civil Engineer where I led a team of professional engineers in implementing a program of water infrastructure projects.  It was through this path that I learned how to structure, negotiate, resolve, and deliver results.  It was also when I discovered the city that I love, with its vibrant neighborhoods and diverse culture, as well as the uniqueness of the geographical pockets that describe the real essence of San Francisco.



 

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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(105 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
11/07/2014
$1,360,000

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11/07/2014 - Sell-side - $1,360,000

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Buy-side
08/29/2014
$1,788,000

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08/29/2014 - Buy-side - $1,788,000

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Buy-side
08/27/2014
$510,000

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08/27/2014 - Buy-side - $510,000

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Buy-side
08/22/2014
$825,000

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08/22/2014 - Buy-side - $825,000

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Buy-side
07/11/2014
$905,000

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07/11/2014 - Buy-side - $905,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

11/08/2014 - richard10229
Bought a Multi Family home in 2014 in South of Market, San Francisco, CA.

We were looking for a condo in San Francisco and a friend introduced us to Lota. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to work with. She took the time to figure out what we needed and came up with recommendations – actually, more than just recommendations, since she gave us details about the pros and cons of various options. As we were deciding how to proceed, she was constantly available to answer questions. She even went to the extent of checking out afternoon traffic around our two top choices. Once we made a selection, she negotiated with the seller well and suggested a number of changes or considerations to benefit us. We closed the transaction far faster than we expected. And even after the purchase was completed, she has continued to be a trusted informal advisor whenever we have questions. We have been delighted to work with Lota.  More Less 

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07/01/2014 - manu cornet
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA.

A colleague of mine referred me to Lota, and I'm so glad he did!! I was looking for an apartment in San Francisco with a very specific set of requirements. Lota was able to very quickly find a set of awesome properties that matched my needs, and I ended up signing for a gorgeous apartment (my first choice within the set) only about a month after meeting her. Talk about efficiency!! Especially with the current state of the market here. She's extremely responsive, super friendly, and she knows all the strings in this very competitive environment. I will *absolutely* get in touch with her again for anything real estate related in the area.  More Less 

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06/23/2014 - user92466204
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Central Sunset, San Francisco, CA.

Lota helped me sell my condo and worked tirelessly to find the perfect house in San Francisco especially in such a crazy market! Met Lota through a referral from a friend who is also a repeat client of Lota's which is also a testament to her service.

She was able to suggest ways to tidy, stage and present my condo for sale as well as coordinate with the photographer and create very professional brochures for the open house. She hosted all the open houses personally as well as met potential buyers by request and even helped with small things during a chaotic time such as deliver boxes so we could move things into storage. After a quick sale with great results she worked all hours to find a great house and prepared and presented numerous offers since it is such a hard market for buyers right now. She was able to offer great advice and was very responsive through all forms of communication during this time. Great realtor and would definitely use again in the future!  More Less 

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