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Fiona Santos

Agent

RealtorĀ® / Loan Consultant, Realtor (11 years experience)

4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

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

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I'm a top-producing Realtor who averages $5M worth of properties in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. I conduct free Homebuyers' seminars on Saturdays. I've helped individuals, couples & families into their first homes or investment properties as well as people who are relocating. I have vast experience & knowledge on short sales and foreclosures.


I've been interviewed for the radio talkshow "Money Talks" on KBNP Oregon and for the San Francisco Chronicle real estate section titled "Surreal Estate: A Tale of 2 Friscos", January 6, 2008 Sunday edition which can also be found on sfgate.com or by clicking http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/01/04/carollloyd.DTL.
As a full-service Realtor, she has detailed Listing Presentations and free market analyses getting sellers the highest possible price for their homes and the best deals for buyers - her extensive knowledge in the multi-media industry and various detailed marketing strategies have yielded outstanding results as well as praises even from her colleagues!


Born in Manila, Philippines, she moved frequently in her early years. She travelled with her parents who were both agriculturists and alumni of U.P. Los Baños as well as from working in the news department exposing her to people from different walks of life. She toured the U.S. when she was 17 with her high school cultural group, Hapit-Himig, a product of her alma mater, The Phillippine Women's University. She graduated college on a full scholarship then worked in television production as a P.A., Researcher and as a Producer & Writer. When she moved to the United States, she first started processing loans and eventually became Training and Escrow Coordinator for Coldwell Banker Peninsula which made her learn the ropes in the business and inspired her to become a real estate professional.


Fiona's clientele are not just friends and family but also first time homebuyers who come to her Open Houses; buyers that see her print and internet ads, referrals from past clients and folks who attend her First Time Home Buyers' Seminar held every Saturday. In this very informative meeting, buyers get a chance to voice their concerns as well as learn the home-buying process, different loan programs suited to their affordability and how to improve their credit by giving a free credit analysis.


Being an area specialist and a resident in the Peninsula, she covers most of San Francisco & San Mateo Counties such as Daly City, Pacifica, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Brisbane, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Woodside, Redwood City, Atherton, Foster City and San Carlos as well as other major cities in the Bay Area such as Santa Clara, Hayward, Alameda, Oakland, Pleasanton, Vallejo to name a few and has clients as far as Los Angeles County and even receives referrals from the east coast.


Specialties:


Fluent in written and oral English and Tagalog

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Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(48 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Buy-side
10/20/2014
$480,000

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10/20/2014 - Buy-side - $480,000

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Sell-side
10/16/2014
$589,500

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10/16/2014 - Sell-side - $589,500

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Sell-side
09/10/2014
$496,000

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09/10/2014 - Sell-side - $496,000

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Buy-side
06/04/2014
$700,000

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06/04/2014 - Buy-side - $700,000

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Buy-side
06/14/2013
$460,000

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06/14/2013 - Buy-side - $460,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

08/05/2013 - user7610647
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Daly City, CA.

My husband and I recently purchased a home in June 2013... and we owe it all to Fiona!

My husband and I are newlyweds and were eager to purchase our first home and start our life together. Like most similar couples, the start of our search was disappointing, discouraging, and daunting. We tried speaking to other agents and many seemed incompetent of our special and untraditional situation (100% VA-loan financing interested in short-sale homes). We didn't have a good idea of where to start. A friend recommended we talk to Fiona and even described her as a shark when it comes to negotiating and closing deals. After a friendly phone call, I felt at ease with Fiona's friendliness, knowledge, and direct communication. Within a few days, we met and she broke down the process and our different options.

Within a few days after our meeting we were checking out different homes. Fiona was very knowledgeable and well connected. After a few months of searching and getting disappointed with the sellers' market and cash-buyer bidding wars, by luck and chance Fiona presented to us a great opportunity of home that was about to be put back into the market.

With Fiona's connections and persistence, we were able to start the process on a great home. While many agents turn their backs on short-sale 100% VA type loan clients, Fiona was persistent and made it happen for us amidst the rising market. Because the process is much much longer than the traditional route with a lot of pushback, Fiona kept us in the loop and were on top of all the parties involved. Our scenario was especially different not only with a VA loan, but also because two banks were involved in the short sale to add to the complication... I am sure Fiona put in way more work than what she was compensated for.

I know we couldn't have gotten anywhere without Fiona. My husband and I are so grateful for her genuine kindness, professionalism, and knowledge.
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06/13/2013 - user392897
Sold a Condo home in 2012 in San Bruno, CA.

Fiona helped in the short sale of my property and we were able to accept a bid $50K over asking price. The short sale went very quickly and she was very patient and persistent with one of the lenders.

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06/06/2013 - user0170204
Sold a home in 2012.

Fiona was our agent when we purchased an investment property in 2012. She was very professional and accessible when we needed her. Additionally, she was very attentive to our specific criteria. We were very fortunate to have her as our agent and highly recommend her!!

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