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Top Producer 2020
ABR - Accredit Buyers Representative, CIPS - Certified Internations Property , CRS- Certified Residential Specialist, GREEN - Green Certified , SRS - Certified Seller Specialist, SRES - Senior Residenital Specialist, GRI - Gratuate Realtor Institute , e-Pro Certified , CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing
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March 29 First meeting with Tanya April 5 We decide to put in the first offer of our SF housing search April 7 Our offer is accepted April 29 We closed on our house!Yes, we closed on our house exactly one month after contacting Tanya! Despite the speed of it all, Tanya really made sure we were educated about our decision before we put in an offer. She has so much information to share and we had no doubt that she was an expert in her field. After we discussed our wants and our budget, she helped us figure out what neighborhoods were feasible for us to buy in. She moves quickly once you are positive that you want to move forward on a home, and its reassuring to know she is already 2 steps ahead of you in the whole process.The team she surrounded herself with were also outstanding. Kevin helped put together our offer and kept the ball rolling while Tanya was out of town, and Lilly (our loan officer) worked magic by getting us to close in 2 weeks with an amazing interest rate. If we had stuck with the initial bank that we gotten a pre-approval for, Im certain we would have been screwed! Thank goodness Tanya referred us to Lilly. They kept each other up-to-date constantly, so it was one less thing I had to worry about.Once our offer was accepted, Tanya helped arrange meetings with her recommendations for flooring, electrical, painting, roofing, and general remodeling work while we were in escrow so we could prioritize which work we wanted to get done right after closing in order to move in as soon as possible. (Well be moving in this weekend!)She met with us frequently while the house was pending and even helped us out after we closed, helping to take care of some loose ends (taking out our trash, holding keys to give our contractors) to save us from extra trips to the city while were still currently living an hour away. Exceptional customer service from beginning to end, and I am SO glad we found Tanya! Thank you!!P.S. Looks like Im her 100th 5-star review! Congrats Tanya!- Crystal
Tanya is a fierce warrior who can and will find the right home for you. My wife and I were looking for a home that would be a place to raise our family in San Francisco, and she wasted no time getting down to business. She set our expectations accurately and effectively and helped us understand the different dials we could turn to get a home within our price range in the city. She did not judge and she did not push, but she gently guided us towards what ended up being the best fit for us. She also put us on the right track with our offer and through her network of relationships and keen sense of what the market was doing, put together a perfect offer with no mistakes. On the first weekend of serious viewing, we saw 4 houses we were seriously interested in. By the following week, we had written our first offer, and our offer was selected out of 6 other offers, some of which had better terms than our offer. Tanyas entire team works together to ensure that you are going to win and get the property you want. Just buckle your seatbelt and go along for the ride, you will come out the other side happy and proud property owners.- Steve
Tanya has been really helpful and supportive throughout the whole process of buying our first place. She is honest and straightforward person and extremely knowledgeable real estate agent. I would highly recommend her to anyone.- Sergio S.
My wife and I were first time home buyers, and new to the whole process. Fortunately, my cousin referred us to Tanya. The real estate market is ridiculously hot right now in San Francisco, and you need an agent with extensive experience. Tanya was our ally and advocate through the entire process. She is a tireless worker, and available essentially anytime, via text, cell, or email. At the beginning, Tanya will refer you to an amazing loan officer, Lilly Chiang, at Citibank, who will help you smoothly obtain a mortgage preapproval and a great rate. Lilly and Tanya work very well with each other, and are always available, helpful and clearly pros at what they do. Tanya worked with our schedule and we were able to look at homes after work hours on the weekdays. Its a good idea to take a look at different homes, and Tanya will give you a nuanced and critical eye toward each home. I guess I did not realize how small the real estate community is, and Tanya evidently is respected and well regarded by her peers. This is something that is very useful, as she is able to rely on her relationships with her colleagues to get the inside scoop on many properties. My dad is a contractor and he went to several homes with Tanya and us. He was extremely impressed by her knowledge. Tanya has a good eye for each homes potential, or lack thereof. In a hot real estate market, fixers are one of the few ways of getting a deal. We looked at houses for about a month, and our first offer was accepted! I imagine as a result of her experience, she is able to give us an accurate idea of how much each home will go for. We were ready to offer much more for a home, but she told us what a house would reasonably expect. This ended up saving us literally tens of thousands of dollars! Houses in San Francisco tend to be listed much lower than their sale price, and you need an expert to craft a reasonable offer. As helpful as Tanya was up to this point, she really shined as an ally during our escrow process. We ended up going with a bank owned property and dealt with a sloppy and apparently quite surly escrow company, ServiceLink, that the bank chose. They ended up blowing right by multiple deadlines, and would ignore phone calls and emails. Tanya was a persistent advocate for us, and she kept the heat on the escrow company. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have an ally to navigate the tricky and complicated escrow process. Hopefully this will be the first of several home purchases, each nicer and larger than the one before, and we will try to work with Tanya in the future as well!- Richard F.- Richard F.
Tanya was my realtor when purchasing my condo in Daly City. She made the entire process seamless. I have purchased many properties in the past, and this, by far, went the smoothest. She remains in constant contact with you and has connections for anything you could possibly need. She is truly a top realtor!- Patricia K.
Tanya was absolutely instrumental in finding my SoMa condo, and during the whole process was supportive, communicative and absolutely lived up to all the 5 star ratings attributed to her. She also provides you with a great digital research tool, so if you enjoy screening properties, its available to you.Her colleague, Kevin Birmingham from Park North Realty, was also a great asset during my search, and he was also patient, supportive and exceptionally knowledgeable. In fact, he was the one who actually handed me the keys to my new home, since he was kind enough to take the time to drive them over to my work. Thats the kind of service that makes you feel that you really are a valued client. You will feel that you are in good hands with either of them.I dearly hope not to be engaged in SF home shopping for quite a while, but you can believe that when it comes time, Ill definitely give Tanya a call.Speaking of which, as a friendly piece of advice: I was worried that since Tanya is a Yelp superstar that I would have to wait to get in her schedule. However, her email signature says it all: she is never too busy for referrals. You dont need to hesitate at all: call her, and youll be glad you did.- Matthew D.
My husband and I had been conducting the long, torturous, often-times heartbreaking, and seemingly impossible search for a home to buy in the cut-throat San Francisco real estate market for ten months before we were fortunate enough to find Tanya. Wed worked with two reputable real estate agents who wed had to move on from. The first agent we worked with was unresponsive and provided no guidancewe were both so green and needed a lot of adviceand the second agent was a smooth talker who provided bad guidancewe lost out on two offers because of this. We also had challenges on the financing side as my husband had only moved to the US a few years ago and didnt have a long established credit history. We worked with a terrible broker who responded slowly to our queries, offered us high rates when my credit was excellent, and was inflexible in being able to help us with my husbands situation. Despondent after 8 offers and 10 months of an agonizing search, I did some research online and reached out to Tanya right before Christmas. On the first day of connecting with her, shed already scheduled us to look at a place that fit almost all of our criteria. Unlike the prior agents we worked with, she was proactive, incredibly responsive, and patiently guided us through every little detail of the home search/buying process. She did exactly as she said, and moreabsolutely refreshing. We also realized that she was highly respected and regarded in her industry and among her peers, which benefited us greatly when we stumbled upon the home that we eventually bought. Tanya knew the listing agent and that relationship enabled us to view and submit an offer before the home went to Open House.She also connected us with the most incredible mortgage agent, Lilly Chang of Citibank, who found us the right financing opportunities at the best rates, and worked tirelessly to help us close on our house in record time.With Tanya, we found an amazing home in our dream neighborhood after only 6 weeks during a period of historically low inventory in SF. Additionally, she connected us with a fantastic contractor to lead on our renovationsher network is vast. I wish wed found Tanya sooner, but as she states, youll end up where you are meant to be. She was right, and we couldnt be more thrilled with where weve ended up with her help!- Maly
Tanya helped us sell our loft unit in SOMA. Every detail was covered promptly and expertly, from the paperwork to the staging to the marketing online (GORGEOUS!). When we saw the place advertised, we wanted to move back from Philadelphia!We earned a sale price that was well above what we had hoped for and we attribute this success to Tanyas wonderful work. We are currently engaged in another home purchase in a different market, and are lamenting that we dont have access the same level of craft that Tanya delivered for our San Francisco property!Opting to work with Tanya is a great move for peace of mind in a major life decision. We are grateful for her wonderful expertise and work ethic.- Lisa T.
Tanya exceeded all expectations! When faced with the challenge of trying to find a house in the city we turned to yelp for suggestions. I read some excellent reviews of Tanya and decided to give her a call in June. Fast forward to the present and we are in our new house unpacking and still in shock at just how amazing Tanya is at what she does. She was attentive, realistic, patient and really knew the market. First offer made and accepted. That is amazing. We would not be in our new home if it wasnt for her. Thanks Tanya!- Kristina & Wilhelm
My wife and I started working with Tanya a few months ago and shes been absolutely fantastic and super helpful! 1. She is always there to answer any and all questions, 2. She went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed to get what we were looking for, even when she was away on a vacation, 3. When we ran into issues and problems, she came up with creative ways to help resolve things quickly, 4. She had a really good sense of the market condition.Wed absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell, specially in the current tough market!- Kia
My sister and I highly recommend Tanya. When we began the process to buy a house, we did not know where to even begin. I found Tanya on Yelp and I thought that I should give her a chance. We met with her at her office and she explained the whole process to us. She took it slow and made sure we understood what we were getting into. Tanya was very patient with us when we couldnt decide if we wanted to continue with the process. When we decide to move forward with purchasing a home, she was right there and ready to go. She is very knowledgeable about the market and answered all our questions. Tanya was quick to respond when we had question or wanted to check a place out. She would help us get information on any property and even accompany us to see it when she was available. Tanya always made sure we know what we would be buying and pointed out the good and bad things about the property. She knew what we were looking for and made sure we were on track when we were indecisive on our decisions. She provided us with a great mortgage agent, Zied from Wells Fargo, who explained to us everything we needed to know about our loan and he even got us a great rate when my credit was a tad bit low. Once we put in our offer, Tanya and Zied made the whole thing painless and quick. Tanya was right there working closely with us throughout the whole process from beginning to end. She also has connections to many specialists that provide reasonable prices to us. Give her a chance and you wont regret it. I am extremely satisfied with our purchase and I have Tanya to thank for that. Dont look anywhere else.- Kevin C.
Tanya is truly wonderful! We just closed on a house in Pacifica and from the beginning of the process all the way through until we bought our house and even after that, she has been amazing. Tanya was always responsive, knew the market and even more importantly, how to navigate it. We were first time buyers and Tanya made sure we were well-educated and aware of all the information available, both positive and negative, on each house before we decided one. We felt a great deal of trust with Tanya and that trust was totally well-placed. There is no middle man with Tanya, you get her full time and attention toward getting you what youre looking for. She was even kind enough to have late night phone calls with us to make sure we were putting in an offer that would stand out and get our bid noticed. Now as we move forward taking care of odds and ends that need to get done with the house, Tanya has been helping us find vendors we can trust. I cannot say enough positive things about her. Tanya is really, truly an asset and awesome person to have on your side as you go through this tough market.- Kealy S.
Tanya is one of a kind agent. She is very knowledgeable, frank and easy to work with. You will not regret working with her. Best.- Camie
Tanya is, in a nutshell, the very Best there is! Knowledgeable, extremely organized, well versed on everything to do with the current real estate market, detail oriented, helpful beyond words, I just cannot say enough! I recently sold my home in the Richmond District and she orchestrated the perfect sale, from top to bottom. Her partner, Kevin Birmingham worked hand in hand with her and was most helpful, as well. What I learned throughout this process is that it takes a village to get a house prepared for sale. Tanya had a simple yet perfect plan on what I needed to do to get top dollar for my Edwardian home. From a wonderful stager to painters; all the resources were provided to me by Tanya and not only that, she double checked everything and made sure it was all done in a timely manner.Tanya listens, and she is a kind and wonderful person. We had a bit of a complicated sale in that I was also simultaneously purchasing a home in Marin County the same week my house sold. She took it upon herself to keep the Marin realtor and everyone else involved in my Mill Valley purchase in the loop. She goes above and beyond what I have ever seen in any of my business endeavors.It should also be noted that the people she works with (loan officers, title companies, etc) are all very competent and it truly is a seamless process. There is no doubt I would recommend Tanya with 10 plus stars if I could!- Barri L.
Our only regret is not working with Tanya sooner.after looking in San Francisco for a while, we drifted towards Pacifica, and with Tanyas help, found a great home. Shes a go-getter, so if youre going to work with her, you have to come up to speed and be on top of things (which is whats necessary in this market). She has great attention to detail, is a sharp strategist, and is super knowledgeable. We highly recommend her!- Falu
Tanya was highly recommended to me by a good friend, and she did not disappoint. I echo all the positive reviews that she already has here (for good reason), but will give a quick recap of my experience with her.I was a first time home buyer, that was very naive to the entire buying process. Tanya was fantastic about walking me through the entire process, and breaking things down into simple terms that I could understand and what I cared about (dollars and cents, and location). At the same time, I didnt really ever feel the pressure to fully understand all of the minor details that come along with buying (and into an HOA building particularly) because she was at each and every open house with us, and in just about all cases had already researched the building, HOAs, etc. She was great about pushing the selling agent and asking those hard questions that I wouldnt have ever known or thought to ask. The first thing that Tanya did in our initial consultation was help me understand what was in budget, and what was out based on my personal finances. This came as a bit of a shocker to me, as Id been researching places for about a year but hadnt fully appreciated the intricacies of TICs, financing requirements, and the like. Tanyas honesty and directness at this point set us up for success, cut through the bullshit, and is the reason that we ended up in the place that I ultimately purchased. She took the time to get to know me and what was important in terms of buying a both for immediate use, and then 5 years down the line. In the end, I got the second place that we made an offer on (faaaar from an all cash offer that youre seeing all over SF these days), and in the middle of our first choice neighborhood (The Mission). There isnt anything about the purchase that I feel Ive conceded on, which is refreshing considering the market and my budget. Overall, I couldnt be happier with the experience I had with Tanyayou hear horror stories about people trying to buy places (particularly in SF) and I can truly say the experience was a pleasure. I have no question that Ill be ringing her when I start the process of my next purchase.- Joshua C.
As a first time homebuyer I had little knowledge of what was needed to buy a condo, let alone in this crazy SF market. The market moves fast, demands high risk decisions is full of droves of people all shopping the same short supply of inventory. From Day 1, Tanya walked me through the entire process, from comparable homes in the market, to sorting out what made the most sense for me, to putting in an offer within days of finding a place that I wanted. All in all, Tanya knew everything there was to know about the market and made it happen for me within weeks of beginning the process. During the bidding process, Tanya was an aggressive advocate for me, but she was more than that. She checked in with me daily about contracts and decisions that needed to be made before, during and after escrow, ran through numbers to determine what made sense, got quotes from contractors and gave me unbiased analysis of different construction approaches I could take. Above all else, she was a pleasure to work with during a stressful time and I knew I was getting the best advice. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for success in this market.- Kate K.
Over the past several months, Tanya proved to us that she was the best realtor in SF for the SECOND time in 24 months. After helping us buy a condo in Noe two years ago, my husband and I decided we wanted a slightly larger, single-family home. We called Tanya and within days she was forwarding us open houses. We could afford to be picky since we already had a place we loved, but Tanya was patient and worked with us over 3 months as we looked and declined to make an offer on 5, 10, 15 homes. One we had found the perfect place we were also hit by the sinking feeling of knowing it would go for 10-15% over asking. Tanya told us to put our best foot forward and that she would do the rest. Lo and behold, our offer was accepted. After that, she was not done she managed the entire escrow process (including shielding us from the obnoxious sellers agent) and helped us find contractors to make some minor fixes to the new home. She also helped us prep prep our old condo for rent AND even drew up the lease for our new tenants. Tanya is like an entire real estate and property management company all rolled into one person. You would be hard pressed to find a better person to help you find your dream home and shepherd you through the process.- Johanna C.
Tanya was our buying agent, and we couldnt have been happier that she was working for us! We were very impressed with the connections she had with the seller agents for multiple houses that we seriously thought about and ultimately it was her connections that helped us negotiate and get us our dream house in the neighborhood we wanted. Throughout the entire process, Tanya was always ready and willing to answer questions and visit homes. In fact, there were times when she seemed more excited than we were to go look at open houses! She responds promptly to e-mails and phone calls, and works quickly to get things done when necessary. Probably what we appreciated the most about having Tanya was her honest assessments of the houses that we visited with her. She has her own family, and sees things through the perspective of a mother, which we found very helpful. She gave us ideas of how we could make potential changes/updates to accommodate a family, and also had insight into different neighborhoods and locations. Lastly, with her background in property management and construction, she also was able to point out any potential issues that could result in problems down the line. Not only that, but whether fixing the problems was a worthwhile endeavor or not. All in all, Tanya is the complete package as a real estate agent! With friends looking for a house in SF for months to years, it is amazing that we were able to get our dream home with our first bid and the entire process from looking at homes to getting the keys to our new home was all completed in under 2 months! Thank you, Tanya!- Holly H.
Tanya is an incredible realtor. My husband and I found her through Yelp and we are so happy we did. I truly believe that we would not have secured our dream house had it not been for Tanyas expertise, advice and great connections. We saw a home we liked the look of online. Tanya arranged for us to see it the following day (it was the first house we viewed) and showed us round before the open house started, so we really got a good feel for the place. We fell in love with it instantly but didnt think it was a possibility. Thanks to Tanya, we got the keys a mere three weeks later and still cant actually believe it. Asides from her unquestionable knowledge of the real estate market, the things we loved best about Tanya were: * We felt really looked after and in good hands. * She did all the hard work. As first time buyers, we put our trust in her and she delivered every step of the way, guiding us swiftly along. * We know we can contact her anytime in the future and she will help with recommendations if/when we need work done. * She worked well with our mortgage broker and made sure everything flowed as it should. * She has a great knowledge of construction/remodeling ideas and can advise on everything from putting in a half bath to how earthquake friendly the house youre viewing is. Shes very candid when it comes to pointing out what updates you will need to make on a home. * She is very personable and I hope we get to meet again. My husband and I have no hesitation in recommending Tanya. If youre serious about buying a house, shes the person you need to see. We would love to use her as our selling agent when that day comesThanks so much Tanya.- Jenny G.