Everything happened better than we ever imagined!
“When it came time to sell my mother’s flat after her death, I started my search for THE right person. I watched Rob in action with a listing, as well as several others. I had a strong hunch he would be perfect, so I interviewed him and three others. Without doubt, I knew Rob would the the agent who could handle the preparation and sale of the flat to the perfect buyers. Rob steered everyone on the right path from start to finish and handled every detail with ease. He made the whole process so simple for us. Dealing with a death and the selling of property that has been in the family for 93 years was painful and upsetting so many times, but Rob made everything easier for all family members to make everything happen better than we ever imagined!”
Rob has a great network in San Francisco and was great at pointing out small issues and concerns with the various properties we saw…
“We have been looking for a place for a while with a different agent that didn’t work out for us. Once we left our first agent, we met with a couple new ones to make sure we were going to work with somebody that was right for us. We met Rob through independent recommendations from both a friend of ours and a colleague and we liked his approach (the first thing he asked me over email was if we left our previous agent amicably, which I really liked).
Once we identified a couple of properties we were ready to pull the trigger on, he helped us identifying the numbers for a competitive offer and they were spot on. We ended up not making an offer for a first property we liked but the number that Rob gave us was spot on and we managed to get our offer accepted at the very first attempt we made with a pre-emptive offer.
Overall, we found Rob competent, well connected and personable. We genuinely enjoyed working with him and we are happy to recommend him to other people looking for a home in San Francisco.”
He understands the market and manages expectations with a grace and experience that can’t be beat…
“Rob represented me in my search for my first condo in SF. His upbeat demeanor and open communication style made a very difficult search much easier.I definitely plan on working with him for all of my future SF real estate endeavors and strongly recommend you do the same.”
Rob was an amazing find…
“It really is amazing how many pieces have to fall into place when you purchase a home, and Rob really knows how to put these pieces together. On top of that, he was always professional, very responsive and accommodating, and always went above and beyond to help us with our purchase.”
Rob is a talented agent that is knowledgeable, competent, charismatic and reliable…
“Rob is extremely thorough and detail oriented with his approach. He read through the disclosures on the properties I was interested in multiple times and provided me with guidance as it was a lot of information to consume. He provided me with all the pros and cons as well as watch out points that I should consider based on his experience. This was greatly appreciated given my lack of experience in this area.
Professionalism, punctual, thorough, passionate about real estate and detail oriented are just a few qualities to describe this talented realtor. I would recommend him to anyone as you will not be disappointed. :)”
Rob is extremely professional, thoughtful, and respectful of client needs…
“One thing I love about Rob is his honesty when it comes to features of a property.
Another way Rob stands out is his willingness to go above and beyond the normal responsibilities of an agent (and significantly beyond what other agents are willing to do)
Finally, Rob was exceptional when it came to the financial and negotiating components of our transactions. I’m confident we were at the exact right price-point on our purchases, and maximized on our sale.
Bottom line, I cannot give a stronger, more positive endorsement for Rob. I will use him again in the future, and I will refer him to any friends or clients in need of an agent.”
Rob patiently and deftly guided me through the process of buying my first home…
“He understood my concerns, assuaged fears, and provided great advice. Two months in, I’m satisfied with my purchase and feel that I paid a fair price. I’m glad Rob was there every step of the way. Would certainly recommend his services to any of my friends looking to purchase a home.”
Rob was there whenever we needed him to get one of our many offers out, and his diligence and market navigation is what truly paid off for us in the end…
“Rob guided my Wife and I through a 1 year journey that ultimately landed us our dream home in San Francisco. We had countless calls and check in’s on individual properties, market conditions, and overall home-buying education. He walked with us every step of the way all the way through to the hand-off of the keys, and I am confident we wouldn’t have been as successful without him
Essential Skills and Expertise (an abbreviated list because there are too many to list)
* Understands and navigates the market with the experience, insight, knowledge, and rigor that every agent in this competitive market could only wish for in their offering to their clients.
* Deep network of contacts (he literally knows EVERYONE) – during open houses when you tell an agent that you are working with Rob, get ready to hear “Oh! Rob is the greatest” and/or “Please make an offer so that we can work with Rob…”
o This attribute was quite possibly the key to our success in this market
* Extremely professional AND personable
* Makes you feel like you are his top client
* Will be able to know and understand your wants/needs – possibly before you truly do
* Straight shooter – keeps you heading toward the goal
* Always Keeps on Truckin’*
* Sensitive to your needs, fears, emotions, etc
* All around RAD guy”
Rob is pretty awesome…
“Three of the (many) highlights of working with Rob:
+ Patience in guiding and explaining to a first-time buyer: there were many, many times that I needed Rob to walk me through an unfamiliar, time-sensitive and high-stakes situation.
+ Deeply knowledgeable and calibrated about the market:
There were times when I needed to lean on him, and it was great to be able to trust his judgment (e.g., asking for a 60-day close period). He’ll help you come to a decision with a deep understanding of probabilities attached.
+ Resilience: we got into a hairy situation with the financing of my purchase, and Rob was there with me every step of the way.”
Rob is the best…
“He always presented scenarios with pros/cons and his own recommendation, and he was able to help us sell our condo within days of being on the market! I 100% recommend working with Rob, whether buying or selling.”
Rob had a targeted plan for each stage of the process…
“Rob worked patiently, diligently and with sophistication throughout our 18-month search for our “forever” house. Because we lived in Washington D.C., there was the additional challenge of having a bi-coastal relationship. Each time we came to San Francisco, Rob had a targeted plan for each stage of the process from helping to educate us about the market, to making the final selection.
There was never, ever any sense of our time being wasted, he listened carefully, quickly learned our tastes and desires, never exerted any pressure, and always took our lead as we increased the amount we were willing to spend on the home. When we ended a negotiation after extending an offer on a home in Pacific Heights (due to the seller’s realtor’s behavior), the patience that Rob showed was honestly unbelievable. Then, within days when the price of a home in Cow Hollow was reduced to being within our range, Rob reacted with urgency, diligently researching all he could find that might cause concern, before we took another bi-coastal trip to see the house. This house had everything we were seeking, superb neighborhood, views and bones, and we would have paid the new asking price. However, again, acting in our best interest Rob gave excellent, pragmatic advice about the counter offer, that both allowed the seller to save face and which ended up saving us money. As we’ve told others, it was an elegant negotiation for an elegant home.”
…knowledgeable of the market.
“Working with Rob made the process of selling our house and buying another a stress-free experience. He was professional, dedicated, accessible and very easy to work with. He was helpful with anything we needed and knowledgeable of the market. My wife and I wouldn’t think twice about referring Rob to our friends.”
We had an excellent experience…
We had an excellent experience with you and have recommended you to several of our friends who are thinking about entering the housing market here in San Francisco. We are very happy with our home and enjoyed the whole process with you. Your professionalism and constant follow-up were incredible and such a joy to work with during both our selection and negotiation processes.
We would gladly refer anyone who is seeking a realtor to you. You are personable and your follow through was outstanding.
Thank you again for the personal touch and making our experience an unforgettable one!”
He listened to our needs…
“Rob was more helpful than we could have ever hoped for. After looking for a house for almost one year and having almost given up hope, we met Rob. Rob helped us get re-energized and focused. He listened to our needs, and concerns and found us exactly what we were looking for. In fact, the very first house that Rob showed us we put in an offer and thirty days later we had our dream house! It was amazing!”
…quite professional, very responsive…
“I first worked with Rob in 2005 when I bought my loft. I now have worked with him 2 more times in selling my old loft and buying a new SFH in SF which is not an easy task. The house we are now in is largely due to Rob putting together a very attractive offer in a competitive market in Bernal. We also worked for awhile on the loft sale in a soft market for 1 bdrs in the city. He is quite professional, very responsive and will adapt to various client/personal styles. I highly recommend Rob as an agent due to his detailed-oriented nature, his working relationships in a network of other agents, and his extreme sense of professionalism.”