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Eric Castongia

Premier Agent

11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Residential Sales Specialist, California Bureau of Real Estate, California Architects Board (21 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Architecture

Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

08/18/2014 - elie415
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Buena Vista Park, San Francisco, CA.

I have used Eric Castongia's services for 6 different transactions over a period of 15 years, and he has always provided a stellar service, going way above and beyond the requirements of a good real estate agent. Eric is scrupulously honest, extremely organized, has great knowledge of the market and its vagaries, and is always prepared. He's helped me stage the houses, has been super patient with me and has always come through, negotiated on my behalf to buy or sell, always to my satisfaction. I have recommended Eric to several friends, who have all been extremely happy with him, his professionalism, and honesty. He gets my highest rating possible.

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Response from Eric on 09/29/2014

Thank you Elie for your wonderful review. You have been incredibly generous with me over the years; not only have we done 6 transactions together, you have introduced friends which have created 4 more transactions for me. Thank you so much for your trust!

 

  

08/13/2014 - kismet356
Bought a home in 2014 in Parkside, San Francisco, CA 94116.

Eric is the very best in the business. In this tough market (SF), we were so fortunate to have him guide us through it all. Eric is extremely knowledgable, a wonderful listener, professional, patient, calm, and a true strategist! His work ethics, integrity and architecture background really puts him in a class of his own. When I was deflated he lifted me up; making sure I stay focused and not get swayed by the frenzy and kept on the right course. Eric never fed me any 'kool-aid' and rushed me to put in offers for marginal properties. I wish I'm super wealthy so I can just have Eric lead my real estate portfolio:) Eric is a fantastic realtor, stellar human being and a true friend. He is the person you'll want in your corner.

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Response from Eric on 09/29/2014

Thank you Tina. You and Randy were a delight to work with; I'm so honored you picked me to work with. I look forward to checking out all your fabulous improvements and staying in touch. I'll bring the wine.

 

  

08/03/2014 - spk010962
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Downtown, San Francisco, CA.

We have used Eric on several buying and selling transactions over the years and I can highly recommend him. He has great and realistic knowledge of the market. Recently, we sold a condo. We directed what needed to be upgraded to show well and even lent us the plants for the garden. He also helped me buy a new condo. He found the perfect place in a good price in the impossible SF market. He knew to bid a little more but not too much. He helped recommending contractors and when one quit a last minute, he found another quickly. He pays attention to detail and go way out of his way to help you.

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Response from Eric on 08/13/2014

Thank you Steven, for both your nice review and for hiring me again and again! It was my pleasure to help you in the sale and purchase. I'm so glad you are enjoying your new home. Please always call on me for resources you may need.

 

  

08/02/2014 - mclaudia assis
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Parkside, San Francisco, CA.

Eric was simply wonderful. I started to search for a real estate agent through an experienced mortgage broker. Eric's name was at the top of her list. I would soon learn why. Eric is unfailingly polite, pleasant, non-pushy, and his knowledge of the ever-so-tricky San Francisco market is impressive. Pretty much every open house we went to the other realtors would know Eric (he's been in the business for decades, I believe) and either comment unprompted that I was in excellent hands or tell me a story about how Eric had helped them in some way. He found us a great house that fit our extensive list of 'must haves' and still fit our budget, which wasn't huge. That is tough to do in SF and I can only thank Eric for that outcome! I would wholeheartedly recommend him to friends and family, and have already done so.

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Response from Eric on 08/13/2014

Thank you Claudia! You and Michael were a pleasure to work with. I really enjoyed the challenge. I'm so thankful we were able to find such a great home in your budget. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any referrals or resources to other professionals.

 

  

08/02/2014 - SFLOCAL
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.675M in Clarendon Heights, San Francisco, CA.

Eric clearly knows his market and guided us on many components in a reassuring and knowledgable way. We relied on his expertise and trusted his instincts as he knew what we (an established non-profit organization) wanted to accomplished. We learned so much from him, too. Eric is a wonderful collaborator and a warm, friendly, and engaging person. In this competitive real estate market, Eric is a refreshing, honest, trustworthy, and philanthropic. I look forward to working with him again.

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Response from Eric on 08/13/2014

Thank you for your nice words Doria! I have so enjoyed working with you and the organization. I look forward to our continued collaboration for many years to come.

 

  

08/02/2014 - derricksiao
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.025M in Parkside, San Francisco, CA.

Eric Castongia helped us sell our house in San Francisco and through working with him, I can confidently say that I can give him my highest recommendation. He truly acted as our fiduciary with our best interests in mind during the process. He was very sensitive to our needs and parameters (like budget, how much we wanted to stage, etc). There were several hiccups during the selling process that were beyond our control, yet Eric was readily available, responsive, and masterful in his handling of the issues. He is personable and affable; this shows in the number and quality of contacts that he has (contractors, painters, decorators, etc). He has excellent knowledge of the San Francisco housing market and knows exactly what it takes to optimize the sale of a home. There's no question in my mind that our sale price was significantly higher because of changes that he suggested we make. When we buy/sell in San Francisco again, we will work with Eric again without hesitation.

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Response from Eric on 08/13/2014

Derrick, thank you so much for your nice words; it was a pleasure to work with you and Michelle. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. I really enjoyed sharpening my pencil and help you get as much as possible. I hope that you will always think of calling on me for resources.

 

  

01/18/2014 - brotmanamy
Bought a home in 2007 in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Eric was incredibly helpful and responsive during my home search and final purchase. He knows the San Francisco market incredibly well and always sent me to places that matched what I was interested in finding. He helped me find and buy my perfect place back in 2007, and has continued to respond immediately to any questions I've had over the years. He was very dedicated and professional and made my experience very easy and simple.

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Response from Eric on 08/13/2014

Thank you Amy! I'm so glad you bought when you did! You got a great condo in the best area and I'm so happy you did. Thank you for putting your trust in me. Please always think of me whenever you have a question or need a resource.

 

  

01/16/2014 - heathkornblum
Sold a home in 2009 in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA 94112.

Eric Castognia is a dedicated and hard working agent. I used him for two transactions, once in 2006 and again in 2009. Both periods were near market extremes, and very challenging times to be in the San Francisco real estate market. But Eric got to know us and understand our needs. He helped us filter a noisy market and clearly see the best property our tight budget could afford. We have lived in our current house now for four years and we feel that we made the perfect choice, considering our situation. We toured many properties with Eric, and he helped us understand the market's nuances along the way. He is a seasoned professional who knows his city. I recommend him and will call on him again in the future.

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Response from Eric on 08/13/2014

Thank you Heath! I remember each of our three transactions as if they were yesterday! I don't think I'll ever forget how pregnant Mary was when you closed on your home! Didn't she deliver the following week? Please always think of me whenever you need help or resources.

 

  

01/06/2014 - VickiWojcik
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA.

Navigating the real estate market in SF is a challenge, and can be one of the least pleasant experiences given the overall costs, competition, and limited housing stock. What I appreciated most about working with Eric was honesty and knowledge of the market and us as clients. Not all houses are right for you - just because you can doesn't mean you should, and sometimes you don't see that you should when you really should - this is where Eric really helped. He knows how to match the person and the property because he listens, gets to know you, knows the market, and provides an honest interpretation of the situation. I appreciate an experienced and professional agent that makes buying a smooth business transaction and not an emotional rollercoaster.

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Response from Eric on 08/13/2014

Thank you Vicki! I enjoyed working with you and Sean in the home buying process. We all grew in your process to find just the right property. Your timing couldn't have been much better! Please continue to remember me if you have any questions or need for resources.