I cannot recommend Christine as an agent more highly enough. She represented me and my husband in buying a home in Tiburon and selling our home in SF, and both transactions were conducted without a hitch. From the beginning of our professional relationship, it was clear that Christine is a person with the upmost integrity, honesty, and dedication to her job. She always had our best interests in mind.
We, like many other families in SF with young children, flirted with the idea of moving to Marin one day. We drove across the GG bridge many weekends to look at open homes, checked out the town centers, and reviewed the school districts. We focused our search in south Marin for the shorter commute to SF. Christine and I toured many towns and homes for almost a year together. We had many lengthy conversations about me and my husband’s likes and dislikes about each home. She was honest about her assessment of the homes and let us know why some might not work for our lifestyle, or that it may not be a long-term house for us. My husband and I refined our search under Christine’s guidance. We had cast a wide net, and Christine through her experience and network of professionals helped us narrow our search. I want to emphasize that Christine guided and supported our house-hunting journey without any hi-stress tactics or pressure. She was always available to discuss our needs and concerns, but she never pressured us to make a decision that we weren’t ready to make.
We ended up purchasing a house in Tiburon, steps away from our children’s school, in the summer of 2017. It was a multi-offer situation, and in this case there were also several counter-offers between us and the sellers. Christine kept up the communication with us the entire time, and she provided crystal clear analysis of each offer situation and explained what our options were. She read through the entire disclosure package of our house line by line, and informed us of any potential issues or contingencies that may impact the purchase. Thanks to her negotiations, we purchased our new home under asking price. Christine continued to support us after the close. She provided vendor lists for home renovations, and helped us with the move from SF to Tiburon.
At this point, there was no question that she was going to represent us to sell our house in SF. We have complete trust and confidence in her. We were busy settling into a new home and a new community, and Christine took the reins and prepped the house for sale. She contacted her list of contractors to paint the house, refinish the hardwood floors, staging, landscaping, window cleaning, and various inspection reports. She project-managed the whole thing beautifully. She handled all the issues that came up while keeping me informed. I can honestly said that all I did was write checks for the contractors. Throughout the entire process, Christine was respectful and thoughtful in her suggestions to improve our house for sale. She is extremely empathetic and tactful, knowing that it was an emotional process for us to sell our home of 10 years and where we started a family.
Christine has in-depth knowledge of the SF real estate landscape, and furthermore she is extremely knowledgeable in marketing homes for sale. Under her critical eye, she transformed our house. It was a stunning makeover, and if I could I would keep the house and enjoy its new beauty. I’m not sure how much sleep Christine got during this time, since we didn’t move until mid-September so we were trying to list the house on the market as soon as possible. The house went on the market in October, and after one open-house weekend we received multiple offers. Again, Christine’s professionalism and expertise were invaluable to us. She broke down each offer one by one and even conducted some financial checking of her own to make sure that we had all the information we needed to make the right decision. We ended up selling our house for 26% above asking price. To say we were pleased is an understatement. There were no hiccups during the escrow period, largely thanks to the fact that Christine had already done her research and disclosed any potential issues to us when we were evaluating the offers.
We could not be happier to have Christine on our team during this life-changing period. On a personal level, Christine is warm, kind, and has the utmost integrity. It was fun to spend time with her during our house searches, and I will miss her friendliness and her laugh. I want to end this review by stating once again, that I enthusiastically and unequivocally give Christine my highest recommendation.