Silvia Damen Real Estate Agent at Compass

Silvia Damen

Real Estate Agent at
Compass

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Luxury Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Investment Properties
  • Luxury Home Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Silvia sells properties fast - selling more than 46% quicker than the average San Francisco agent.
Silvia gets the job done - completing more sales than the average San Francisco agent by 6%.
Silvia has great Condo experience - having sold 93 more condos than the average agent.

More about Silvia Damen

Silvia represents buyers and sellers of luxury homes and condos throughout San Francisco and Marin County. What differentiates Silvia from thousands of realtors in the Bay Area is her extensive background in quantitative and comparative market analysis, as well as her keen eye for detail and ability to leverage her high tech skills. She earned her MBA from UCLA and worked for nearly 10 years at Blue Chip companies such as Goldman Sachs, Disney and LucasFilm. Silvia sees herself as a real estate advisor rather than a salesperson, and patiently guides her clients through each step of the transaction. Her commitment to serving her clients with the highest level of integrity and dedication has firmly established her as a trusted source for those seeking honest advice about the San Francisco and Marin County real estate market. Prior to becoming a Real Estate agent, Silvia spent ...
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Achievements

Top Negotiator

HomeLight Achievement

2019

Education

BA - UC Berkeley, MBA - UCLA,

Awards

Verified Top Agent Network Certificate

License Number

01439883

Silvia Damen's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Silvia helped me buy a home

      "Silvia is an outstanding advocate for her clients and she truly goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is knowledgable, articulate, knows the market and has crediblity with the other top-producing brokers which strengthens an offer on a property."

    • Silvia listed and sold my home

        Silvia is a very thorough realtor that is very personable and listens to her clients. She does a fantastic job of watching over everything to make sure none of the details are missed. I highly recommend her!

      • In a market so hot as SF, working with Silvia, did what very few realtors will do - tell you the truth. We interviewed many agents promising everything just to get a listing, and we found a truly wonderful person to work with. Silvia knows the market, and more importantly has a excellent working relationship with other brokers. She is responsive, honest, and patient.

        - Matt Long
      • I was a first-time home buyer, and approached my search for a condo with real apprehension. But thanks to Silvia Damen's knowledgeable guidance, and her perceptive understanding of what I was looking for, the process of finding a home was painless, enlightening, and frequently even fun. Silvia's savvy professionalism is perfectly complemented by her friendly, encouraging presence, and every step of the way I knew I had an ally and advocate in Silvia. Best of all, in a very short time, she led me to a home that exceeded my expectations and met my price criteria, and stood beside me throughout the entire buying process.I recommend Silvia Damen with great enthusiasm, and consider it a privilege to have worked with her. Thank you for everything, Silvia!

        - Lee Griggs
      • Silvia's fabulous! We had no idea what we got ourselves into when we decided to move to SF - the market in SF was totally crazy compared to everywhere else. Silvia's knowledge put us to ease. With her patience, we felt comfortable asking her all types of questions that ranged from locations, to sq. footage, to interest rates; Silvia gave honest and straightforward answers. She kept her finger on the pulse of the market to ensure that we didn't get caught in a buyer's frenzy and overpay for our property. She did not hide any information and she wasn't afraid to admit that she had to confirm information before getting back to us. Silvia always called or e-mailed us to check in on how we were doing or to give us updates on potential properties. She gave us options on how to go about doing things and she listened to our needs. She wasn't afraid of challenges and she went above her call of duty, if you will. Silvia remained professional, but she also became a companion through this journey. We loved working with her!

        - Kristina Mattis
      • Silvia Damen is the best real estate agent you can hope for. When we started looking for a realtor to sell our house, we interviewed several realtors. They were all good, but Silvia stood out from the very beginning. She was so proactive that she even gave us market analysis and some comps on the same day that we contacted her. When she visited our house, she took the time to look around our place, and asked very relevant questions. The same evening, she sent us a document highlighting her marketing plan with precise milestones and deliverables. Silvia and her team hit the ground running, working extremely hard to help us prepare our house for the showing. She also saved us the cost of a stager by helping us stage our own home and even shared some of her own things to make our property look better. Through her strategic marketing efforts, both by utilizing major Internet sites with ads, as well as direct mail and sending out emails, Siliva was able to bring over 40 people through our house, a week prior to our scheduled open house. Silvia and her team scheduled a real estate tour and private tours, after which we had three offers in a row! Thanks to her expert advise, we sold our house for over asking price and even got one month of free rent back, despite today's challenging economy and real estate market. Throughout the whole process, Silvia and her team kept us abreast of everything that was going on; we were never one day without information. All our questions were immediately answered, sometimes even before we asked them. She truly made us feel like a part of her team, and we are delighted with the results of her efforts. In short, Silvia is an outstanding real estate agent who works hard, is honest and trust-worthy, and one who will go above and beyond for her clients. We are extremely pleased with her and are very happy to serve as a reference for her.

        - Max and Gina
      • Here's the deal- I decided to sell my condo in the worst downturn since the depression. Silvia Damen, a.k.a. "Super Agent" sold my place in 3 days, with 2 cash offers, for over asking. Everyone around me is in shock, and my friends who were trying to sell and who've gotten no offers are firing their agents and trying to switch to Silvia. Here's how she did it: First, she's that unusual agent who's great with numbers (she's got an MBA and very comfy crunching numbers) so she's got a better understanding of the comps than any other agent I've seen. She was spot-on in her pricing strategy for my condo. Second, she's a guerilla marketer, and she had my condo listed on about 8 websites including facebook, she held 3 open houses in 4 days, and she marketed it aggressively to her extensive network. We had 2 cash offers by the 3rd day, before she even held the 3rd open house! I know that used to be commonplace in SF, but in March 2009, we're in a tough housing market and terrible economy, and many of the comps were slashing their prices and getting no offers. Mine flew off the market, and it's due to Silvia's marketing and pricing strategy.

        - Laurie Frank
      • Silvia is an amazingly effective, calm and on-the-ball real estate agent. Not only does she have her finger on the pulse of the market, she actively works to make certain you get the right deal. I could not be happier with my experience with Silvia as my agent and cannot thank her enough for bringing the requisite creativity to bear on a challenging transaction.

        - Kent Redwine
      • Silvia knows how to help you get what you need in a home! I would highly recommend her to anyone concerned about entering the market. With insight about market trends and conditions as well as fitting your needs to a neighborhood - Silvia can do it!Love working with her and will do it again!

        - Bill McCullough
      • Two sets of friends -- both first time buyers -- have bought places in the city through Silvia. One group (three siblings) bought a beautiful house on the Panhandle, & the other bought a sweet new condo in the Mission. Silvia was patient, honest, & direct about everything -- a surefire way to set those "holy crap I'm buying my first home!!!11one" jitters at ease just a bit. Still, you know, the market's risky, so no matter what, you're going to feel like you're gambling. Who knows what will happen after you buy a place? BUT, it's been a few years since their respective purchases, & they're both doing well. Amazingly well, actually. Okay, to put it bluntly, both places are looking like they were steals.I'm not ready to buy at this point (I wish!), but I'd gladly recommend Silvia to anyone looking for a broker, & her track record with my friends earns her a much-coveted Automatic 5-Star rating.

        - Pete Jones
      • My husband and I were finally ready to be first-time home buyers and were fortunate enough to be referred to Silvia. We are so lucky to have worked her. She found us the perfect place for our family and helped us to negotiate for it at an amazing price. She moved swiftly to ensure that we could go into escrow before others could potentially outbid us. We closed on time, and she made the process so smooth for us. She was always available to answer questions or follow-up as soon as she was able, oftentimes in minutes! Even though we knew she had other clients and listings to deal with, she was completely accessible to us at all times. There was never any pressure to make uninformed, quick decisions and she never hesitated to rule out properties she felt were not the right fit for us or priced too high.Even during this economic downturn where it is a buyer's market, we feel we could've easily lost our place to other interested parties or paid much more than we did, if not for Silvia's negotiating, business, finance, sales and marketing expertise. One may think an MBA is not necessary to be a successful real estate agent, but I think it sure helps. As someone with an MBA and a background in marketing and finance, I saw that experience in full effect throughout the home-buying process. You can definitely find a home at a good price in this market, but if you want an amazing home at a great price, you can't go wrong with Silvia!

        - Liz Howard
      • Absolutely best in class. I have first-hand experience with other agents, so can say with confidence that Silvia is the best at what she does. She's hard-working,savvy and fun to work with, but there are a few things that specifically set her apart from the competition. -Analytical approach to understanding the correct price for a given listing-Client's interests at heart-- she will not let you get into a bidding war that doesn't make sense just to get her commission-Connections-- amazing web of contacts for mortgage, etcSilvia is also an unparalleled information source about all the issues around home ownership:tax, insurance and other contractual issues and has been a huge help to me on many questions well after I bought with her. This shows a lot about her dedication to doing her job right and helping people, as a lot of agents would not have time or energy to talk after the deal is done. Because most houses are listed at a price different from what the should/will go for, having someone with a strong understanding and opinion of the market conditions was key. When we were going over our bid strategy, she immediately came with information on comparable pending/actual sales and market trends. Given that a lot of home buyers are really clueless (as I was) at this stage, and get pushed around easily, you absolutely have to have someone competent, and with a sincere desire to make sure you don't make a bad decision. Lastly, Silvia was a great resource, immediately responding to my questions when I was recently advising a friend on a complex transaction. This was a deal in progress through another agent so Silvia had nothing to gain by helping me, but still brought her quality approach to the table to advise me. If you want a proven professional to partner with, Silvia is the one.

        - Chris Loux
      • We have worked with Silvia on 3 transactions. She helped us find an absolutely awesome place in the Mission. We had given up hope of finding anything in 2007 and she called us and demanded we see it! What a find!!!A few years later she worked with us to close on our dream "burbs" house in Menlo Park. She was worked tirelessly through a difficult negotiation and we got it.Then Silvia sold our original condo in the mission. She arranged all the contractors and managed the sale perfectly from promotion, pricing, negotiation to close. My wife and I were very happy with the process and final price we received.I highly recommend Silvia, she is a great agent and friend.

        - Michael Theil
      • If you want a realtor with the highest level of integrity and is always looking out for your best interest, look no further! Silvia helped me several years ago find my condo, and had a great eye for value! When everyone else was way overbidding, I was able to get a steal that was being poorly marketed. I didn't feel like she was out for a "sale", but rather to listen to my needs, and find me a home I would love.Since then, she has worked with a number of my friends, and they all rave about her. Not only is she smart, analytical and very honest, she's a pleasure to work with!

        - Diane Stephen
      • Silvia is amazing! My husband and I did not know much about San Francisco real estate, but we knew what we would love to have in a condo in San Francisco. Silvia listened to us and found that place for us on the first day that we met her! That actually was easy compared to what she had yet to guide us through, with our overseas travel, finding a good loan, subsequent negotiation with the seller, etc. After the close of escrow, Silvia continued to help us rent out our condo and got the necessary repair work done. She made extra trips on our behalf and was ever so pleasant about the whole thing.We love our condo. We have bought homes before, but we have to say the experience we had in this purchase earned the highest rank. Silvia is charming, calm, knowledgeable and SMART! She's a pleasure to work with and we would recommend her any time!

        - Gerry Lee
      • Silvia Damen our apartment in lower pac heights but she also gave us a lot of great advice around staging and remodeling to make sure that we were able to obtain top dollar for our condo. For anyone in the city that wants to maximize the dollars that they get from the sale of their home, I would highly recommend that they hire Silvia. Silvia also sold our neighbor's apartment and they too had a GREAT experience.

        - Greg Dietrick
      • Silvia is the best realtor one could hope for! She helped us buy our dream house! She guided us through every step of the search and buying process very carefully and patiently. She is a true professional, always paying attention to the details. My husband and I loved the fact that she was always quick to respond and we felt very comfortable asking her any question we had - and we had many since this was our first purchase. We highly recommend her!

        - Lauren Grant
      • Silvia listened to our needs, envisioned our desires, helped us find exactly what we were looking for, and most efficiently assisted us from offer through closing and beyond. Her professionalism and wonderful personal touch ensured our complete trust and comfort throughout our 13 month long journey that included visits to 133 homes! Needless to say, we were very picky clients in search of the "perfect home," not easy to please, and Silvia never lost her patience with us and even helped pick us up when we were losing ours. With a keen intelligence and an MBA, Silvia brings a deep understanding of the market and the process. She is a good listener, which makes her able to satisfy clients' wants and needs . She was totally respectful. And she never pushed us above the price point we had set. Her responsiveness is astounding - Although she is a very successful and active agent, she makes you feel like you are her top priority. We received calls from Costa Rica when she took a rare vacation and routinely got e-mails time stamped after midnight and phonecalls throughout the day. Silvia consistently acted with complete honesty and integrity, even if it could cost her a sale. Since we are relative newcomers to the West Coast, she made sure we understood the pros and cons of the different neighborhoods and the home purchase process in San Francisco and educated us on the issues involved when one home we liked was in a liquefaction zone. She is an able negotiator and helped us to beat out other bidders on our new home.Silvia doesn't see her job ending at the close of escrow. She was able to recommend fabulous workmen, both high end and value propositions. Silvia provided us with a wonderful comprehensive list of personally screened people that we needed for our new home, from movers to floor refinishers to contractors. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate working with someone who we knew was really looking out for us and honestly cared so much.

        - Lynn Fisher
      • Silvia is such a world class professional. She helped us sell our condo in one week for top dollar. She is meticulous and reliable! If you follow her advise, you will be successful with a sale or a purchase!

        - Tara Dietrick
      • Although I'm not yet a homeowner, several of my friends referred me to Silvia to help me consider my options around real estate. Silvia sat down with me and explained the process, what's involved, what I need to think about upfront and what to expect every step of the way. The friends of mine that have worked with Silvia have had remarkable results with buying and selling of their homes - she has been extremely quick and efficient, done a great, thorough job and made the process as painless as possible. She maintained strong relationships with them and they have been happy with her results on every rung of the ladder! Silvia takes control and makes navigating the real estate market easy. As soon as I'm ready to buy something I'll share an update on here and let you know how it goes!

        - Rebecca Geller
      • I had always bought and sold houses on my own in the past and never placed much value on realtors. This time I found the house I wanted to buy and really contemplated whether I should engage a realtor. But I was really glad that I called Silvia! She helped me strategize the timing and the negotiation so that I didn't have to over bid. She also helped me perform due dili on loan brokers to ensure they are top notch. Silvia is hardworking. It didn't matter how late I contacted her, she almost always got back to me immediately. She is an expert in SF real estate. She led me through the entire process step by step with ease and patience. In the end, I got the house at the asking price and was able to close within 15 business days. Given how complex the transaction was under SF's red hot market condition, I wouldn't have been able to pull if off without Silvia. Silvia is a rockstar. I'd use her service again next time.

        - Tami Zhu
      • I had a hard to sell property in Cow Hollow when I hired Silvia at the recommendation of someone whom I trust implicitly. Silvia took the time to explain ALL of the options available to me even the ones that didn't involve her services. She was honest with what I could expect and explained the entire process to me. Silvia was committed to helping me sell my property despite obstacles we faced along the way. She drew upon her expertise and the resources available to her to overcome potential problems and ultimately help me sell me property. She was able to structure a deal that was reasonable and fair for me and the buyers. Silvia is a true professional who knows how to get the job done. I can't thank her enough for her help with the sale of my property. I have and will continue to recommend Silvia to my friends and family.

        - Ryan Monohan
      • Silvia is an expert in San Francisco Real Estate with over 10 years of experience. She helped us find our dream home in San Francisco.From our first meeting with Silvia it was obvious she was genuinely interested in helping us find the perfect home. Silvia helped us set realistic expectations without compromising on the things that really mattered to us. She was extremely generous with her time. She saw several properties with us, answered our emails/texts/calls promptly and acted fast - mobilizing her connections (contractors, inspectors, mortgage brokers) when time was of the essence. Silvia knows the San Francisco market well and helped us be competitive in a tough market. When it came down to it - her expertise and the network she has cultivated over her career are what helped us realize our dream of becoming homeowners in San Francisco. She shared a listing for an off-market property with us at 3pm one afternoon. I saw it at 6pm that night and loved it. We had Silvia draw up an offer letter that night. My husband saw it at 8am the next morning and by 3pm that afternoon we were in contract!You need Silvia on your team whether you are a buyer or a seller!

        - Melissa Catenacci
      • Silvia helped me buy my first home back in 2007. We decided to sell it recently and we chose list it with Silvia again. Myself and the other owner were no longer living in SF, so we relied heavily on Silvia to help us coordinate with contractors and get the place ready for sale. Her help was invaluable. What could have been a really frustrating and time consuming experience, really wasn't at all. House was sold very quickly with minimal drama. Yay! I am selling another property here on the east coast, and wish the process was as painless a process.

        - Claire O'Brien
      • My husband and I have owned two houses and this was our first experience with a realtor. Needless to say Silvia exceeded our expectations, which were very high. She was extremely honest and hard working through the process. Silvia helped us navigate several house offers in a crazy market and stayed positive and focused in the process. Her network and dedication helped us secure a fantastic Pac Heights home. I would call her a friend and I highly recommend her!

        - Kimberly Neel
      • Silvia changed our lives forever! We needed a lot of help to sell our condo in Cow Hollow. She went the extra mile and helped prep, stage and sell our condo in Cow Hollow- she has great contacts that will get everything that needs to be done and QUICKLY and efficiently and beautifully. She was very devoted to holding open houses. She creatively came up with ideas to get the right buyer through the house and never gave up until it finally sold. She's very professional and business savvy- she even created a spreadsheet to handout at open houses showing the current market trends to show buyers they are getting the "best value" in the neighborhood vs other listings and rental properties. Silvia keeps up with the right places to advertise especially knowledgable of different websites and popular trends online to spark interest and gain attention. If you need someone you can count on, that devotes 100% + and stays on top of new ways to advertise, marketing strategies and treats your place like her own- you've found your agent. You won't regret a thing, Silvia is the best! She will treat you like part of her family. Thank you a million times Silvia, you made selling our home a treasured memory :)

        - Amy Taylor
      • Silvia is the greatest real estate agent. She is friendly, professional, knowledgeable, fun to talk to, and she puts the interests of her clients at the forefront. As a first time buyer, I knew my price range, but not how much I could get for it or where I could get it. Together, we narrowed down the areas where I would conduct my search. Silvia was very patient and took the time to show me what my money could buy in those areas. She pointed out flaws I wouldn't have seen or thought about and always knew the stores, restaurants and hot spots near the apartments. She found the perfect apartment for me and helped me get it well under the listing price. When issues came up during the inspection, she was ready to walk away from the commission and re-open my search that weekend. But, with help from Silvia, we were able to resolve the issues, and I am now the proud owner of my ideal Pac Heights condo. Silvia even has great connections to painters, contractors and handymen who do quality work at affordable prices, so you can take the money you save on the purchase price and make some changes to make the place your own.I can't say enough about the dedication that Silvia showed, driving me all over the city to look at apartments in the Richmond, Noe, Pac Heights, North Beach, Mission Bay, Cole Valley and the Panhandle, returning calls and emails promptly and at all hours, negotiating fiercely on my behalf, explaining the enormous pile of disclosure with great patience, making sure that I knew everything I could know (even things I didn't know that I should know), helping me pick our stone and tile and paint colors and staying in touch with me post-closing to make sure that my apartment is just what I want it to be and ready for a great housewarming party.I would recommend (and have recommended) Silvia to anyone interested in finding a place to call their own in San Francisco.

        - Michael Chien
      • Silvia is truly gifted and works tirelessly. It is very challenging to write an amazing review after many amazing reviews have already been written. Instead, I will assure you: they are true, she is great. I have been fortunate to have Silvia help me buy twice and sell once. Before I became a first-time home buyer, I did not believe that I would ever own in San Francisco. Although it took time and patience, Silvia helped my find a lovely one-bedroom condo (two unit building with a back yard). With her astute understanding of the market, she helped me buy into the market in SF. Several years later, my life had changed in a few fortunate ways and it was time to find a bigger space. After the positively stellar experience in buying the first place, I of course called Silvia. She is full of knowledge about the idiosyncrasies of the market and each neighborhood. To make the search a little more complicated, my brother and I have long had a dream of living near each other. To this end we wanted to find a two unit building, in San Francisco, without tenants. I will not subject you to how difficult this task was. Silvia was thorough and patient. She really wants her clients to find the right place. Once the right place was found, she was willing to work tremendously hard to make the process as easy as possible. We eventually found the right place, followed Silvia's advice to the letter, and without a bidding war or any other nonsense, found ourselves in escrow. I am happy to say, we have already logged many happy evenings in our new home and plan to be here a very long time. We also needed to sell the previously mentioned starter home. Again, Silvia guided us through the process. Silvia is keen on value and was a superb resource for the cadre of people necessary to prepare a home for sale. She knew what needed to be done to make the place shine. Silvia has incredible integrity, she does not cut corners and it is to everyone's advantage. We sold above asking and I am honestly proud of my first little home. I sincerely hope the new owner is enjoying all the hard work that went into making it so lovely. Silvia is really the best, we could not have done so well without her.

        - Emilia Patrick
      • Silvia did a fabulous job helping my sister-in-law find a beautiful condo in Cow Hollow. Silvia helped my SIL look at properties around the city for several months and was extremely patient and diligent about looking for the perfect property for her client. Silvia always looked out for my SIL's best interest and did not try to get her to buy the highest priced home. Instead, Silvia sought out properties focused on long term value and the property types and features that my SIL was most interested in. Silvia was extremely knowledgeable about the market. She was completely in tune with the types of properties my SIL was interested in, and was always on top of the available properties that came on the market. Silvia is an excellent negotiator and extremely detail-oriented. She has a discerning eye and will catch all the little things in a property and in a contract. My SIL has very high standards and she was always raving about Silvia. I would definitely hire Silvia.

        - Jenny Kemp
      • Being a first time homebuyer can be an extremely overwhelming experience. It is a daunting task to find a real-estate agent that actually takes the time to find the right property that you are looking for and also stays within your price point.My husband and I met Silvia on a random open house walk-in one day while she was showing a property. We had already contacted another agent to work with, but instantly hit it off with Silvia and let her know that we were looking for a home and if she could assist. We exchanged contact information and Silvia went right to work. My husband and I conveyed our wish list and price point and Silva begin searching for the perfect match. It helped that Silvia was very thorough and could weed out options, so no time was wasted. We felt that she was very helpful working around our schedules and was easy to get in touch with via email, text or cell phone and at anytime.We were first time homebuyers with a lot of questions and concerns as most do, but Silvia was always very patient with us and researched all the answers. As a matter of fact she even exhausted all resources to provide information about "rent control laws" something that we were not even familiar with until she presented us with the information and a lawyer to contact free of charge with any additional questions. She brought to light many things that we had not even considered such as checking into the HOA reserve budget or inquiry about upcoming HOA special assessments. Silvia was always working a step ahead to ask the right questions that being a first time homebuyer could not have foreseen and she was expeditious in presenting her findings.At the closing, we were extremely frustrated with the stacks and stacks of stock cooperative papers that had to be signed. We called Silvia in desperation and she offered to come right over and assist in any way possible. My husband and I were so relieved when Silvia showed up within 10 minutes and spent the remaining 4 hours of her afternoon helping us and answering our numerous questions while signing tedious co-op paperwork. The most rewarding aspect of working with Silvia is that we not only found a supportive agent who worked extraordinarily hard for us, but more importantly we gained a friend in the end. Without reservation we would wholeheartedly recommend Silvia again and again and refer to our friends for her tireless work and dedication to her clients.

        - Donya Montenelli
      • If I could give 10 stars I would! I now own my first home, and I could not have done it without Silvia's help and guidance. I went through a few agent hiccups before I found her and immediately knew I made the right decision. I was not in a rush and she was very patient with me. I was impressed by how thorough she was throughout the process- and she never complained about my numerous questions and late night calls. Most important- She is not pushy and she will look out for your best interest! Highly recommended!

        - Matt Krumm
      • I bought my first home in Dec of 2005. I met Silvia and told her my budget and considering the market at the time, I was pretty sure it was impossible to find a new building with hardwood floors and two bedrooms with parking in my busy part of town. She led me through each step, even helping me find a mortgage broker who got me the rate I needed so I could make my payments. She guided me through the whole process, warned me of things to be careful about and gave me her honest opinion of every place I looked at. I know this because Silvia mentioned a concern for my safety walking home at night in a neighborhood that is unsafe. She even picked me up after work one night to show me the difference between the neighborhood at night vs. day. That is something I really admired about Silvia. I have never met a Realtor who was actually concerned about a client and at the time I worked with Realtors everyday at work.I eventually made an offer on a place I fell in love with and Silvia managed to close within 10 days. When my parents sold their house it took 2 months.The day we closed Silvia came over with flowers, a bottle of champagne and the keys, even thought she had a friend and dinner plans.We keep in touch and I refer everyone I know to her. After my amazing story one of my best friends called her up and bought a house and had a similar experience.There is a reason she is Coldwell Banker's top producer.

        - Anisha Kumra
      • Two things that really stick out about Silvia as an outstanding agent are: 1) She has a really good sense of value in both San Francisco and Marin - which was important to me since I was looking in both areas for my first home, and 2) She has a solid understanding of finances and was able to connect me with the right type of lender who helped me secure a fantastically low interest rate loan. I ended up buying in Marin, and absolutely love my new home!! I am so grateful that I had her as an agent. She guided me throught this process with so much patience.

        - Connie Micale
      • As a first time home-buyer, I couldn't have done it without Silvia's help and expertise! She is great at researching comps and letting you know if she thinks something is over-priced, fairly-priced or a deal! She is patient and was always on hand to answer my never-ending questions and she was always calm when I was stressed! She helped me stay organized and expertly steered me through the very confusing escrow process. In addition, Silvia provided me with a list of post-closing resources for remodeling and construction, which was a great value-add. I highly recommend Silvia!!

        - Clifton Wong
      • I highly recommend Silvia for both the new buyer as well as the experienced buyer/seller. When I was a new buyer, Silvia helped me understand everything about buying a house: she showed me around San Francisco neighborhoods; helped me get a sense of value and fair pricing; introduced me to a mortgage lender; talked me off several ledges; and knew exactly what to bid for my house (I was going to bid $50,000 more but Silvia talked me down..saving me a lot of money). Since that time, Silvia has stayed in close contact with me with market updates and free advice. Silvia has also helped many of my friends buy and sell their homes successfully. Silvia is detail-oriented, focused, and responsive. She is also wonderful to be around - which is a plus!

        - Michele Waldman
      • Silvia is great, really good fun, she obviously loves her job and most of all really wants to make her clients happy. She won't rest until you've found the best place for you, and until you're delighted. We had just moved here from the UK when Silvia helped us buy our first place and she went far out of her way to explain everything and to guide us through the system with great success. Since then we've sold and Silvia went far far above and beyond anything you could possibly expect, and the sale was an incredible success!

        - Jan Svarovsky, Google
      • My wife and I couldn't imagine working with anyone better when we bought our first home. From the day we met her, until we closed on a beautiful condo in NoPa, Silvia guided us through the process with expertise, attentiveness, and poise. She is simply the best.At the outset, she worked with us to define our needs, understand our budget and create meaningful search criteria. She didn't bombard us with endless listings, but rather sent us thoughtful addresses we could actually get excited about. In the end, she found us a perfect off-market deal that we never would have found otherwise. Under her guidance we went from knowing nothing about real estate, to be being happy, savvy, homeowners in San Francisco.Throughout the whole process Silvia was dedicated to getting us into the home we loved. Purchasing property in San Francisco can be stressful and emotional -- it was the largest purchase we've ever made. Silvia's countless hours "in the trenches" of the SF market allowed her to steer us expertly, and avoid potential traps.On more than one occasion, she dissuaded us from making offers that she knew would compromise our requirements. While we were trying to talk ourselves into potential mistakes (an agent talking us *out* of a purchase!?), her advice always turned out right.Silvia also has an incredible network, including mortgage agents, home inspectors, contractors, and many others. Her banking connection got us an incredibly low interest rate that we may not have been able to clinch on our own. When we were in contract, with a three-day inspection window, she got a contractor to the property the next day to get a quote for repairs. Earlier in the process, on a different property, she scheduled an inspector for us so we could make a non-contingent offer (very important in SF, and something we wouldn't have known otherwise). Having a trusted source for these sorts of things is invaluable when you have to move fast.In addition to connections, she also went above and beyond with her time. Whenever something needed attention, regardless of the hour, she was on it. She would frequently be on the phone with the bank, title company, sellers' agent, whoever, before we even knew attention was needed. She made herself available at all hours, including some late night strategy sessions.Silvia lead us step-by-step through the entire process, and ensured that we arrived in the perfect home. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, or a better agent. I'm certain we will stay in touch with her for many years to come. If you're looking to find a home in San Francisco, call her. It will be the best decision you make.

        - Heston Liebowitz, Lyft