Tim helped my husband and I buy a condo in Russian Hill in April, 2010. I found Tim through Yelp in February 2010 when I was starting to look seriously at buying my first condo in the city. My husband and I moved here less than a year ago, and we have owned several properties in the past, but we had never dealt with a real estate market quite like SF. Even in the relative downturn this market is in, the property we ended up falling in love with was priced under market, so we knew we would have multiple offers to compete with. Tim pulled comps to guide us in determining the current market value of the property, and was our calm, sound adviser throughout the process. After multiple emails back and forth throughout a 24 hour period during all hours of the day and night, we found out that our offer was accepted. But an even greater test for a real estate agent is their ability to handle all the tricky situations that can pop up between offer acceptance and closing. Tim put us in touch with the right lenders, inspectors, and closing companies to get everything wound up in a short 30 day window. Tim has also been an amazing resource since we have moved into our home with follow-up questions ranging from what furniture stores to check out to exploring a potential roof-deck addition. We would definitely work with Tim again in the future and have recommended him to several friends currently searching for properties.
Sold a Condo home in 2005 for approximately $625K in South of Market, San Francisco, CA.
I have now worked with Tim through three different transactions, and I can't sing his praises loud enough.
When I first met Tim, I didn't even know if I wanted to buy let alone what I wanted to buy. Tim helped direct me to a mortgage person so I could figure out how much I could afford and then worked to help educate as to what I could afford.
A few years later when the market was starting to decline. Tim knew that I was looking to "upgrade" and he came across a place that he thought would be perfect for me. It was and he did a great job negotiating the price and getting a great deal on a home in my dream neighborhood.
Tim then helped me figure out what needed to be done to prepare my existing home for sale. While, I can't say I loved hearing all his suggestions (like toning down my ultra modern tastes and having things "staged" in more neutral ways), those suggestions helped me to get an over asking offer within one and a half weeks in a building where things were taking months to sell.
My most recent purchase really feels like home. I can't imagine selling it, but if I ever do Tim will be the agent.
Whether you are looking to buy your first home, sell your existing place, or upgrade to your dream home, Tim is the guy to go to.