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Laura Kaufman, MBA

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Agent

27 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

MBA, Company Top 10 Producer

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

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I am very proud to have received my MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA!  My past work experience and business education has helped me successfully assist many buyers and sellers over the past ten years! 

My clients choose to work with me for my straightforward, enthusiastic and patient approach. I love helping buyers figure out what qualities are most important to them in a home and guiding them through their options. For sellers, I really enjoy the process of getting the property ready and developing a sales strategy that will achieve the highest possible sales price. I take a lot of pride in my accessibility and responsiveness - providing superior customer service is extremely important to me! That''''s why I use technologies like DocuSign, a digital signature program, which makes the buying and selling process much easier for my clients who usually have extremely busy schedules!

It is so important to have a trusted, seasoned advisor helping you when buying real estate, probably the biggest purchase you will ever make in your life. Working with a home buyer is much more to me than conducting a business transaction; I enjoy getting to know each of my clients and helping them achieve their dreams of home ownership. I always put my clients'''' interests first - you can be assured that I am 100% on your side!

Ultimately, the best way to learn about me is to read through the many client testimonials posted on my website and on Yelp!** I hope you will check them out and if it sounds like a good fit, please contact me to set up a time to discuss your real estate needs. I will look forward to hearing from you.

**Yelp reviews! are posted at http://www.yelp.com/biz/laura-kaufman-mba---zephyr-real-estate-san-francisco-2
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About Laura Kaufman, MBA: I am very proud to have received my MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA! &nbsp;My past work experience and business education has helped me successfully assist many buyers and sellers over the past ten years!&nbsp;<br/><br/>My clients choose to work with me for my straightforward, enthusiastic and patient approach. I love helping buyers figure out what qualities are most important to them in a home and guiding them through their options. For sellers, I really enjoy the process of getting the property ready and developing a sales strategy that will achieve the highest possible sales price. I take a lot of pride in my accessibility and responsiveness - providing superior customer service is extremely important to me! That''''s why I use technologies like DocuSign, a digital signature program, which makes the buying and selling process much easier for my clients who usually have extremely busy schedules!<br/><br/>It is so important to have a trusted, seasoned advisor helping you when buying real estate, probably the biggest purchase you will ever make in your life. Working with a home buyer is much more to me than conducting a business transaction; I enjoy getting to know each of my clients and helping them achieve their dreams of home ownership. I always put my clients'''' interests first - you can be assured that I am 100% on your side!<br/><br/>Ultimately, the best way to learn about me is to read through the many client testimonials posted on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.laurakaufman.com/testimonials.html">my website</a> and on&nbsp;Yelp!** I hope you will check them out and if it sounds like a good fit, please contact me to set up a time to discuss your real estate needs. I will look forward to hearing from you.<br/><br/>**Yelp reviews! are posted at http://www.yelp.com/biz/laura-kaufman-mba---zephyr-real-estate-san-francisco-2

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

No current listings.

Past Sales  

(112 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
07/22/2015
$1,375,000

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07/22/2015 - Seller - $1,375,000

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Seller
07/20/2015
$886,000

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Seller
07/17/2015
$995,000

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07/17/2015 - Seller - $995,000

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Ratings & Reviews

If you were to look up the definition of AMAZING and THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT EVER, Laura's name would be right there! Being a good agent is one thing, but being genuine, handling potentially difficult situations with aplomb, having an incomparable knowledge base, being very responsive, and being able to always offer solid references and resources are what make Laura a true stand out. She is the best example of how intelligence, professionalism, and a sincere care and concern for all parties involved can result in the ideal sale that you want. My sister and I were selling a building that we had inherited, which had a tenant in one of the units, and my sister lived in the other. It was a bit tired and worn looking, but Laura encouragingly saw the potential and had no doubts it could sell, and she was right! We received MULTIPLE OFFERS, and the winning one was 25% OVER ASKING PRICE!!! This is quite beyond what I had imagined going into this sale, and I have Laura to thank for this! Amanda Martin also helped with the sale - they make an excellent team! RESOURCES: With Laura's recommendations and help obtaining bids, all of the painting, hauling of old furniture and other items, removal of carpets, cleaning, and staging (Robin Chudy of Robin's Nest - super job!) equated to a very presentable showing. What a difference! MARKETING MATERIALS: It was so rewarding to see all of the photos on the very sleek website for our building (I never knew the place could look so light-filled and airy). Equally professional were the full-color flyers distributed at the open houses which were printed on nice stock. UNDERSTANDING LEGALITIES: This is my first time selling property in San Francisco; I previously only sold homes that my family and I lived in in the suburbs. Navigating San Francisco's laws and codes was a mind-boggling experience, which, if not for Laura, I would have spent hours understanding. She provided us with information and links to attorney's websites that clearly explained all issues - from tenant's rights, to any possible legal complications. ACCURATE TIMELINE: Laura provided us with a preparation and marketing calendar, and quickly updated it when necessary. Her timeline on the marketing calendar was something I had not experienced before - it went according to plan: from the date the property was to be listed on the MLS to when the date came to review offers, it played out in the best possible way! RESPONSIVENESS: Her degree of responsiveness is unparalleled. I've emailed her at all hours, and I never have to wait long for a reply. If it's late at night I'll receive a reply first thing in the early morning. During the day, she replies so quickly. She's on top of everything, and when you speak with her, her can-do attitude is inspiring. I know we're only one of her clients, but it feels like we're the only one! FAIR: My sister and I were coming from different viewpoints on what we wanted overall, and Laura was admirably very fair in acknowledging that she represents us both, and always presented alternative options that may not have yielded in an easy sale, but that were available if that's we wanted to do. NO PRESSURE: There was absolutely no pressure at any step of the way; she always made sure we had all of the information before we made a decision, and that we were comfortable with it. Her honesty is refreshing. FORESIGHT: Laura has the foresight to anticipate what you may need in connection with the selling. For example, she introduced my sister to her financial advisor to help her figure out a plan to move forward after the sale, and provided her with the contact information of two individuals at Progressive Property Group, who educate and help people find rentals in SF. HELPFUL BEYOND THE SALE: She never hesitates to help out. I asked if she knew how to determine the value of the property from when I first inherited it years ago, and she said she would go the SFAR office to look up comp sales from back then, since the information was not online. BOTTOM LINE: I would highly recommend Laura! None of this would have been possible without her insightful input, confidence, positivity, and hard work, all of which she makes look easy. THANK YOU, LAURA!!!

  

06/12/2015 - Ron T
Sold a Multi Family home in 2015 for approximately $2.525M in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA.

If you were to look up the definition of AMAZING and THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT EVER, Laura's name would be right there! Being a good agent is one thing, but being genuine, handling potentially difficult situations with aplomb, having an incomparable knowledge base, being very responsive, and being able to always offer solid references and resources are what make Laura a true stand out. She is the best example of how intelligence, professionalism, and a sincere care and concern for all parties involved can result in the ideal sale that you want. My sister and I were selling a building that we had inherited, which had a tenant in one of the units, and my sister lived in the other. It was a bit tired and worn looking, but Laura encouragingly saw the potential and had no doubts it could sell, and she was right! We received MULTIPLE OFFERS, and the winning one was 25% OVER ASKING PRICE!!! This is quite beyond what I had imagined going into this sale, and I have Laura to thank for this! Amanda Martin also helped with the sale - they make an excellent team! RESOURCES: With Laura's recommendations and help obtaining bids, all of the painting, hauling of old furniture and other items, removal of carpets, cleaning, and staging (Robin Chudy of Robin's Nest - super job!) equated to a very presentable showing. What a difference! MARKETING MATERIALS: It was so rewarding to see all of the photos on the very sleek website for our building (I never knew the place could look so light-filled and airy). Equally professional were the full-color flyers distributed at the open houses which were printed on nice stock. UNDERSTANDING LEGALITIES: This is my first time selling property in San Francisco; I previously only sold homes that my family and I lived in in the suburbs. Navigating San Francisco's laws and codes was a mind-boggling experience, which, if not for Laura, I would have spent hours understanding. She provided us with information and links to attorney's websites that clearly explained all issues - from tenant's rights, to any possible legal complications. ACCURATE TIMELINE: Laura provided us with a preparation and marketing calendar, and quickly updated it when necessary. Her timeline on the marketing calendar was something I had not experienced before - it went according to plan: from the date the property was to be listed on the MLS to when the date came to review offers, it played out in the best possible way! RESPONSIVENESS: Her degree of responsiveness is unparalleled. I've emailed her at all hours, and I never have to wait long for a reply. If it's late at night I'll receive a reply first thing in the early morning. During the day, she replies so quickly. She's on top of everything, and when you speak with her, her can-do attitude is inspiring. I know we're only one of her clients, but it feels like we're the only one! FAIR: My sister and I were coming from different viewpoints on what we wanted overall, and Laura was admirably very fair in acknowledging that she represents us both, and always presented alternative options that may not have yielded in an easy sale, but that were available if that's we wanted to do. NO PRESSURE: There was absolutely no pressure at any step of the way; she always made sure we had all of the information before we made a decision, and that we were comfortable with it. Her honesty is refreshing. FORESIGHT: Laura has the foresight to anticipate what you may need in connection with the selling. For example, she introduced my sister to her financial advisor to help her figure out a plan to move forward after the sale, and provided her with the contact information of two individuals at Progressive Property Group, who educate and help people find rentals in SF. HELPFUL BEYOND THE SALE: She never hesitates to help out. I asked if she knew how to determine the value of the property from when I first inherited it years ago, and she said she would go the SFAR office to look up comp sales from back then, since the information was not online. BOTTOM LINE: I would highly recommend Laura! None of this would have been possible without her insightful input, confidence, positivity, and hard work, all of which she makes look easy. THANK YOU, LAURA!!!  More Less 

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04/16/2015 - Susan Livingood
Sold a home in 2015 in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA 94131.

Laura did an excellent job as my real estate agent. She is strategic, thinks of everything, and is very responsiveness. She guided and supported throughout the entire process. She developed a marketing plan that was extremely successful. I sold 38% above my asking price! Laura is terrific. I could not have had a better real estate agent. I highly recommend her.  More Less 

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04/15/2015 - Todd Johns
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $2.425M in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA.

This is our second real estate transaction with Laura as 8 years ago she helped us buy the condo we just sold in Noe Valley. We were even more impressed this time around with Laura's work (along with the work of her teammate Amanda Martin). Laura knew the market, the comparable sales, the right people to contact to get quick last minute work done to update the property and get ready to sell, and the right timing to optimize our chances for a favorable selling experience. She worked quickly and efficiently to keep all the moving pieces in line and was again a pleasure to work with. We received 8 strong offers on our property and were beyond pleased with the quality of the offers, the communication with all parties involved and with how Laura was a true trusted advisor throughout. I highly recommend her!  More Less 

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