Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $925K in Diamond Heights, San Francisco, CA.
This letter of appreciation barely begins to describe the professionalism and complete care and service I received from Deborah Lopez when she handled the sale of my mother's Diamond Heights home after her passing. From Day 1 she was always available to guide, counsel and support me in the tangled legal and emotional web of selling a home. From the initial assessment of what work needed to be done, to getting the best bids from contractors with whom she had a long working relationship, to being present in the house every time a worker was there (when I couldn't be, which was most of the time), to helping coordinate payment, she saw the job through, from beginning to end, in the most thorough way imaginable. When the sale got challenging after the initial offer was completely bungled (by the other side), she encouraged patience, had a new plan in place immediately, carried it out two days later, which led to the accepted offer within the week. We handled all the paperwork electronically which enabled me to continue with my life and work uninterrupted. Deborah was the angel at my shoulder. I am forever grateful.
Deborah Lopez is extremely knowledgeable, professional and motivated. She is the best advocate one can have. We purchased two properties with Deborah as our agent, and although navigating the San Francisco real estate climate can be discouraging, Deborah enabled us to sail through easily and happily.
I would HIGHLY recommend using Deborah Lopez as your agent, to buy or sell.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $1.4M in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA.
My experience with Deborah when she helped my husband and I buy our house in San Francisco was so positive that we entrusted her with helping our daughter purchase her first home a year later. I can't think of a higher compliment. We thought she worked hard for us, but that was only the tip of the iceberg compared to the service she gave our daughter! Simply put, she will do whatever it takes to get the job done (as long as it's legal and ethical). This is our 10th home purchase; it was our daughter's 1st home purchase. No matter what your needs may be, Deborah can handle it. If you want a great experience with a successful outcome, call Deborah!
Bought a Other home in 2011 in Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro, San Francisco, CA.
Deborah is a true expert in the art of negotiating and dealing with all the parties involved in buying a house (no matter how difficult). We put an offer on a home we absolutely loved, and the seller was nothing less than impossible to work with - Deborah took immediate charge of the situation, kept our stress levels down, and closed the deal. Nothing short of a miracle worker! She was there every step of the way, was extremely thorough - from getting inspections and following up with other professionals - to answering our questions and concerns at all hours of the day.
Deborah has a unique background in law as well as extensive knowledge in San Francisco real estate - which proved an invaluable asset with the mounts of legal jargon, paperwork, and writing offers/contingencies. She has a wonderful sense of humor and makes the process fun and enjoyable.
Response from Deborah on 03/20/2012
Thank you, Owen! You and Darren were great to work with and I am so thrilled that you are happy in your new home! That means everything to me.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.45M in Forest Hill, San Francisco, CA.
Deborah navigated us through many, many property prospects before we bought our lovely home. Her patience with our multitude of detailed questions, her continued interest despite our sometimes waffling thoughts and her intuitive smarts about property pricing was only balanced by Deborah's exhaustive knowledge of the real San Francisco as a place to live and raise children. Anything from how municipal departments intersected with a new homeowner's experience to the style of how local realtors do business were topics of conversation during our buying process.
It's worth noting that Deborah's deep and broad connections throughout San Francisco were clear and helpful too! They became invaluable to us after our purchase when we reached out to her a handful of times for recommendations for arborists, housecleaners, handy mans, custom window craftsmen, floor refinishers...you have a need and Deborah has a contact.
In a more personal way, I felt comfortable working with Deborah right from the beginning. She never judged our opinions or overlooked our anxieties as first time home buyers even if some of the concerns we brought to her were certainly those that she may have heard in the past as a seasoned agent. Yet, Deborah had a way of weaving together all of these hesitations when it came time to move through our home's negotiation process. She raised our attention to these hesitations and worked through them with us so we could come out the other side and buy the house we wanted.
It didn't hurt that Deborah is also an attorney with a history of working within the San Francisco city departments. Well versed, well known and well rounded.
I recommend Deborah without reservation. She is a gem of a professional!
My wife and I (and 2 young kids) moved back to the Bay Area after having spent 4 years on the east coast. We knew what we wanted and Deborah was a great fit for us. She attended open houses with us, reviewed the details of homes so she could fully understand our needs, and provided great advice and counsel as we submitted bids. It took only 3 offers to get the home we wanted. All of our offers were competitive without been excessive. Her credibility with the listing agents made a huge difference and was critical to our success in getting the home we wanted.