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Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, my affection for this community runs deep and is what compliments my knowledge of the local Real Estate market. That, coupled with over 15 years of comprehensive sales experience ranging from owning my own business, corporate sales & extensive experience in both residential and commercial real estate sales has enabled me to develop a client-centered philosophy & attention to detail that enhances every transaction. I am dedicated to providing top notch service to both Sellers and Buyers.

I am committed to providing a perfect blend of experience, knowledge & integrity to ensure favorable results for my clients. I am a trained negotiator and problem solver. Traditional values of hard work, honesty and personal commitment to excellence is the foundation of my success.

Given our current economic state I firmly believe in staying on top of market trends & being educated about the ever changing Real Estate climate. In an effort to do so, I have received the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification through the National Association of Realtors and am studying to receive an Internet Marketing Specialist Designation (IMSD) to keep up with the ever evolving landscape of technology. My background and experience enables me to think strategically, provide disciplined advice and execute on that advice to help clients achieve their Real Estate goals.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a degree in Radio & Television. I live on the Peninsula and enjoy spending my spare time teaching Sunday School at my local church and volunteering in the community I live & serve. I am a supporter of the Foster Care advocacy group, California Youth Connection, and volunteer regularly at my son's school. I particularly enjoy spending time with family & friends. My favorite pastime, however, is hanging out with my husband, Rob, and our high spirited, lovable son, Samuel.


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4.0 (4 reviews)
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    04/17/2014
    $935,000
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    03/14/2014
    $499,000
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    03/03/2014
    $685,000
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    02/18/2014
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    11/20/2013
    $785,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      04/05/2014 - jigang jin
      Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.325M in Burlingame, CA.
      If I have to use three words to describe Rica, then the three words would be - knowledgeable, hardworking, and patient. When I and my girlfriend started thinking about buying a house in SF bay area to settle down, we did not exactly know what we were getting into. I think many of you probably have the same experience - it is just an extremely tough market for buyers. The anxiety and frustration come hand in hand with the excitement of house hunting. I can remember the many times we called Rica late at night, asking her to prepare an offer for us for a house we liked very much. She was always prompt, thorough, and supportive. Rica knows the bay area market very well and well connected with other agents. I hoped we had listened her advice earlier and we would have got a house earlier. But that's exactly what we liked Rica so much - she gave valuable advices but never pushy. Eventually, it was exactly Rica's instinctive skill in the local real estate market that helped us found the house we purchased. It was a beautiful house and my girlfriend and I love it. Thank you Rica!  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/31/2014 - valerybrobbey7
      Bought a Condo home in 2014 in San Bruno, CA.
      This was my first real estate purchase and I am lucky to have had Rica on my side as an agent. Here are a few ways I can describe Rica.

      Detail oriented The first thing Rica did was give me a questionnaire so that she'd better understand what I was looking for (price, location, etc...)

      Quick and decisive For the following 3 weeks, Rica and her assistant scheduled a few places for me to see each week. Within 3 weeks we had already made an offer which had been accepted. She worked hard and late hours to negotiate the deal.

      Knowledgeable and responsive Rica kept me well informed during the contract process and was quick to respond to any questions I had.

      Well connected Rica is well connected to another professionals in the business: lenders, home inspectors, escrow officers, etc. Rica always knows the right person to get a particular job done.

      Throughout the process I felt confident in Rica as my agent. She didn't just write and sign documents, she kept working with everyone involved (escrow, seller's agent, lenders, etc) to ensure that my best interests were taken care of.

      Thank you Rica!
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/30/2014 - Dwight M
      Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $625K in South San Francisco, CA.
      My wife and I are truly blessed and grateful to have had Rica help us sell our house in South San Francisco, California. She was able to sell our house for significantly more than the asking price, which my wife and I were pleasantly surprised and excited. Rica took time to know us, our expectations and our needs. She understood that the house we were selling had a lot of meaningful memories to us. We wanted to sell the house to a good family who would take care of the house and not just flip it or rent it out. Rica understood this and really came through for us when she found the right family to sell it to. Not only is Rica understanding, but very knowledgeable and professional in what she does as a realtor. Rica became our advocate and warned us about problems we might encounter and informed us about things we needed to do to sell the house. She kept us informed and up to date at all times. She was very thorough and made the transaction process in selling the house very easy for my wife and I. Thank you Rica! You are awesome! Dwight and Regina M.  MoreLess
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      Address:
      Keller Williams Peninsula Estates
      1430 Howard Avenue
      Burlingame, CA  94010
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      (650) 389-9535
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