Andrea Swetland Real Estate Agent at Vanguard Properties

Andrea Swetland

Real Estate Agent at
Vanguard Properties

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  • First Time Home Buyers
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  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Andrea is a top selling San Francisco agent - having sold over 68% more properties in San Francisco than the average agent.
Andrea sells properties fast - selling more than 50% quicker than the average San Francisco agent.
Andrea is a TIC expert - transacting over 68% more tenancies-in-common than the average agent.
I have only had fantastic experiences with this very seasoned, smart and reliable agent. She works harder than any agent I know. She is honest and communicates clearly and consistently... which is cri...

More about Andrea Swetland

Since becoming an agent in 1993, Andrea has been a leader in the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area residential real estate market. She has closed over $700M in sales, is currently ranked in the top 1% of all local agents, and has earned a well-deserved reputation for exceptional customer service. It’s a testament to the strong relationship that she builds with each client that over 85% of her deals come from repeat business and referrals. As a San Francisco native, Andrea brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to neighborhood trends and market conditions. Combined with her strong industry reputation, collaborative relationships with other agents, and extensive training including a Mastery of Negotiations at USF, Andrea is able to offer her clients a distinct advantage when it comes to finding their dream home. Seeking to grow her philosophy of customer-first real ...
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Education

City College of San Francisco

Certifications

Certified Residential Specialist

HomeLight Home Loans Specialist

Works with HomeLight Home Loans to get you preapproved and ahead of cash buyers

Awards

2014 Top Producer, 2015 Top Producer, 2013 Top Producer, 2012 Top Producer, 2016 Top Producer, 2017 Top Producer, 2018 Top Producer, 2017 Top 21 Agents at Vanguard Properties, 2018 Top 21 Agents at Vanguard Properties, Real Trends Top 100 Teams in Bay Area 2017

Other Languages

Spanish

Preferred Agent

Has a track record of fast responses and high-quality service

License Number

01179634

Andrea earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 5% of agents in the area.

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Andrea Swetland's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Andrea listed and sold my home

      I have only had fantastic experiences with this very seasoned, smart and reliable agent. She works harder than any agent I know. She is honest and communicates clearly and consistently... which is critical in any real estate transaction. I have worked with her over 30 years on approximately 8 different sales and she has never disappointed! I have worked with other agents and by far Andrea's professional attitude, hard working attitude makes her my choice. Wonderful, hard working woman.

    • Andrea helped me buy a home

        Andrea is by far the best realtor I've ever dealt with! In our first meeting with her she took her time to actually get to know us and that immediately left a great impression. While trying to find a home in the city I was also selling a house back in my home town. Even though Andrea didn't have much to gain from the sale of my house she still played a major part in making it happen. Not only is she a great person she has a tremendous work ethic. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in San Francisco. Thank you very much for helping my partner and I find our home. You're the best!

      • Andrea listed and sold my home

          Andrea was the agent we used when we purchased our first home (ever) and in San Francisco no less. We interviewed 3 agents and were impressed with her personable style and experience. We purchased in a hot market, 2014, and we ended up with our dream home at a fair market price. When we had an issue with our pre-approved financing (the bank wouldn’t give a mortgage on 2 units in the same condo and the upstairs neighbors had purchased at the same time and beat us to the punch with the bank) it was thanks to Andrea’s outgoing nature and relationship building that she got a tip from the purchasing realtor representing the upstairs neighbors to try SOFI, who ultimately ended up giving us the mortgage and allowing us to close the deal quickly. Less than two years later we had to unexpectedly sell our property as we were relocating internationally. We called Andrea (and also spoke to a few other agents just to be sure) but ultimately selected her. Andrea accommodated our special requests and went above and beyond to track down a stager whose work I really liked. We had to paint, stage and fix the property and she helped provide recommendations and worked to get us fair prices for the work done. When the stagers damaged some of the paintwork, she was on top of getting them to come back in and fix the damage. We ended up with 3 offers on our property and were incredibly pleased with where we landed. Andrea works hard to make sure the deal closes without major hiccups and is always reachable via phone with questions. We had an issue where after we accepted the offer and prior to close we had a leak in one of the rooms in our home. We worked together to find a last-minute roofing company and ensure the buyers of the house were aware and satisfied with our resolution. Andrea is unflappable with anything that comes her way. I think Andrea’s personable nature allows her to form good relationships with other agents and she does jump on problems to solve them. Also she has been in the game long enough that nothing phases her and she’s likely seen it all. Ultimately as the seller of a house you have the most to gain or lose so you cannot move all responsibility for the sale of your home to an agent but Andrea is a good and fair partner and we were very happy with the outcome of both of our experiences with her.

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        • Andrea helped me buy a home

            Andrea is a diligent, thoughtful and talented realtor with integrity. Her knowledge of the local market, ability to spot trends and her senior level relationships have proved invaluable during negotiations. Andrea has been an incredible resource during all phases of property renovations. She has an eye for design that balances with her foresight for longterm usability vs return on investment. We have worked with Andrea on several transactions over the years since we first bought our home through her in 2000, during the dot-com boom. I highly recommend Andrea.

          • Andrea listed and sold my home

              Andrea is a top notch realtor, she cares for you (the client) and your needs. She goes the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect. Andrea is friendly, profesional and hard working. Andrea knows the local market and is very resourceful. Andrea helped me to get into my first home and made it easy , everything went smoothly. Andrea also bought me home insurance. I will use Andrea anytime and I recommend Andrea Swetland. She makes the process easy, she is approachable, knowledgeable, professional and cares.

            • Andrea listed and sold my home

                Andrea’s an amazing realtor. And friend. And therapist. And overall life coach. This was our first home in a nuts market and Andrea could not have made it easier…or more fun. Over the course of 7+ months she was beyond patient and informative. She knows the market here inside and out. If you’re looking for some $5 hot n’ ready shithead realtor, turn on Bravo TV. Andrea asks all of the questions you didn’t even think you needed to ask and she and her really great team work really, really hard for the clients. She never pressured us and she never presented anything over budget (we took care of that ourselves). She knew when we were uncomfortable and she never wavered from the goal of finding us the right home. In the end not only did she help us find a great place, she helped connect us to everyone we needed and she still responds to every random homeownership question we have.

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              • Andrea helped me buy a home

                  Andrea was fantastic! She made the home buying process very easy, was super accessible for all of my questions (even the silly ones), was great at explaining the overall process and really made buying in San Francisco less overwhelming. I have already recommended her to friends and look forward to my new home :)

                • Andrea helped me buy a home

                    Andrea was just great! She got us the exact home we wanted quickly and efficiently, and was very up front about what we needed to do to be competitive when we put our bid in. Additionally, she advised us on how to offer a competitive bid beyond just changing the dollar amount of the offer. Ultimately we bought our home with an offer that was considerably lower than the other bids. Additionally, Andrea helped us throughout the whole process of buying a new home, even after we had closed on the home. Would highly recommend her for buying and selling in SF.

                  • Andrea helped me buy a home

                      Andrea was incredible! As a first time homebuyer, I really appreciated her patience and her willingness to walk me through every step of the process. She was very responsive as well - offering to work and reply to email at all hours of the day and was very available to show me places every weekend. Perhaps most impressive was her relationships with so many other agents in the industry. Those relationships definitely helped us land an offer that was accepted. Would highly recommend Andrea to anybody in the market for a home in SF!

                    • Andrea helped me buy a home

                        I highly recommend Andrea! I can’t imagine someone doing a better job than she has. Andrea is everything you could ask for and more. Her experience, knowledge, and quickness make her the perfect agent in a highly competitive market like San Francisco. Being a first time homeowner, Andrea made the process seamless and easy. When I started the search in the summer, I was not sure of what I was looking for. Andrea was very patient, and with her expertise, I found the perfect place in November. Thank you Andrea, for the all the hard work and time you put in. I’m extremely happy with how everything turned out.

                      • Andrea Swetland is simply wonderful and possibly a real estate fairy godmother; she recently helped my husband and I purchase our first home in San Francisco. I went out with Andrea to see open houses for the first time on a Tuesday, I fell in love with the second house I saw, and our offer was accepted the following Tuesday. Unheard of in San Francisco! Behind the scenes of this fairy tale real estate story was Andrea - she came over to our house at 10pm the night before offers were due and helped us read over every single page of the disclosures, she patiently answered all of our questions, and provided us with sage counsel. She is extremely genuine and down to earth, I cannot recommend Andrea highly enough. One of the things that really stands out about Andrea is how well she knows San Francisco both as an agent and also because she grew up here, she knows all the neighborhoods and understands the trends and the market. We are so happy in our new home and I am so grateful to Andrea for helping us get here - we truly would not be here without her!

                        - Brooke F.
                      • a best possible realtor. She is extremely good with people, goes beyond the measure with knowledge, details, professionalism, honesty, follow through. She just sold my condo and did so muchto help me with my part of it that it made an overwhelming processbe a one step at a time until we are complete. I highly recommend heras she was also very helpful when I was preparing to get my condoready for market, ie good resources for estate sale, stager, and workers to prepare the condo after I moved out. She's the best.

                        - Sharon G.
                      • Andrea is absolutely incredible to work with; she is personable, knowledgeable, and gives you the client space to breathe and make your own decisions. We never felt pressured to increase our budget, make a move on a property we weren't ready for, or like we were inconveniencing her with our many questions and calls throughout our purchasing process. She spent quality time with us reviewing what we were looking for, and explained the differences in buying a house in San Francisco, versus other areas, so we knew what to expect. Andrea has a sparkling personality that feels like she's a friend who's working super hard to find your family the right place, and her response times were lightening fast and accurate. While purchasing a property can be a stressful process, working with Andrea is calming, and it felt amazing knowing she was on our team throughout our search. After one month of looking, we found the property we were looking for, closed escrow, and moved in to spend our future in our dream home!

                        - Lauren K
                      • Anyone would be lucky to have Andrea as your realtor helping you find a home but to have Andrea in SF is a must. She is incredibly knowledgeable about real estate in general and the SF market in particular. She is hard working, dedicated and just plain nice to work with. You won't ever feel pressured with Andrea and she will never make you feel guilty that you are taking up her time...she wants you to find a property that works for you in terms of your finances and your desires. We were from out-of-state, knew nothing about California real estate practices and felt that she was absolutely indispensable. She even checked in on us months after the purchase and intervened with the condo association about an issue we were unclear about. We cannot recommend her enough and would give her 10 stars if it were possible.

                        - KD Kline