We landed our Dream Home in San Francisco!

Jane helped my husband and I land our dream home, and stay in San Francisco.  We started working with Jane after the birth of our first son. We lived in a condo in the Mission at the time. We discussed selling the condo, and Jane suggested holding on to it if we could swing it. We bid on a few places, but were shocked at how aggressively others were offering. We decided to change our strategy quite a few times and Jane was right there ready to formulate a plan and proceed accordingly. After the birth of our 2nd son, we were ready to get into a single family home. By holding on to our condo during that time, we were able to sell it for substantially more than we would have when we originally considered sellin it. Jane suggested that we move into a temporary place so we could clear out the condo, have it painted and even staged. Looking back, that suggestion and the support during the process paid, big time. Shortly after selling our condo, we put in a bid on a beautiful home in Miraloma Park. Jane helped us price competitively but also kept us from getting too aggressive and overpaying. She presented a sound offer in person on our behalf, and it was accepted. It was a long journey, but my husband and I feel grateful for having Jane on our team during the process. We could not be happier with how things turned out.

Thanks Jane!!

–Dana Olsborg

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“Their knowledge of the market, the neighborhoods, the process and their commitment to finding me a home was unbelievable.”

“My story starts in the spring of 2006 when I relocated to San Francisco. Stacey & Jane came to my rescue. I needed to find someone who not only “got me” but could work with my relo team to find a new home…they could do that & then some. I ended up with a beautiful home & a very smooth transition…they were dedicated to my cause. Their knowledge of the market, the neighborhoods, the process & their commitment to finding me a home was unbelievable.

3 years later…sadly I needed to move again. I called Stacey & Jane…within no time at all we had a solid game plan that resulted in a very successful & speedy sale of my home. I couldn’t have asked for more…but I did…I begged them to fly to NYC & find me a home, but instead they found me a realtor & I now have a new home…

I give them my highest recommendation. I have never worked with a better team…& have & will continue to recomment them…”

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“They actually got us top dollar in a very challenging market.”

“Working with Stacey and Jane was such an amazing gift during such a hectic time in our lives! My wife and I were transferred to the East Coast just after we got married. We were incredibly stressed with all that we needed to do to move our lives and our careers to a new City. Our designated relocation company sent over a few real estate agents for us to interview, and while those agents were okay- none of them gave us the “Wow” factor. A friend from work suggested that we interview Jane and Stacey, and that was it! We immediately convinced our relo company that we wanted to work with them and I don’t know how we would’ve done it without their expert knowledge of the market, their ability to get so much done in a short time period, and also work with all the different people and personalities to get the property ready to sell, and then sold. And they did it with such professionalism! We would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone we can. Thank you Jane and Stacey- if we move back to San Francisco, you will be our first call!”

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“Jane’s creativity and negotiating strategy helped us win our dream home”

“As first-time home-buyers, Jane was a real God-send to my wife and me.  She held our hand throughout the process, from early open house visits through the signing of the papers.  At each stage we always felt that we had someone who was looking out for us, ensuring that we were making the right decisions.

Jane’s knowledge of the market and specific neighborhoods throughout the city was a tremendous help.  She showed us properties in our target neighborhoods that met all of our criteria.  Jane was also genuinely interested in helping us find the perfect home.  We looked at a few dozen homes.  Like us, Jane was not satisfied until we found the right home for us.  At no time did we feel pressured to buy a certain property.

When we found the perfect home, Jane’s creativity and negotiating strategy helped us win our dream home even though we were bidding against 6 other parties and had to participate in a multiple counter-offer.  We won even though our offer was not the highest!”

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“Jane always found new, creative and fresh ways to market our property”

“Jane has been a wonderful agent for us. We met her as the representative of the buyers of another property we owned. Jane was so amazing throughout the sale with her thorough communication, knowledge of the market and availability to us all. As a licensed agent I always felt comfortable that our property was well represented and placed in the market. Jane always found new, creative and fresh ways  to market our property and ensure a steady and high traffic flow of qualified buyers. I very highly recommend Jane Mermelstein as The Agent to represent you. She is not only an excellent agent but a great person.”

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“…[she] handled my moments of uncertainty with assurance and support”

“In early 2004, I decided to sell my house in San Francisco, which I had owned for over 35 years.  Jane impressed me with her knowledge, confidence and the fact that she wasn’t pushy.  She helped me find the right people to paint and make repairs, get the house cleaned and ready (including a great gardener).  After I accepted a bid, she introduced me to movers, found hauling people to clean out my garage (remember, 35+ years) and had the house cleaned for the new owners.  She had answers to all of my questions (or researched and found them when she didn’t know), and handled my moments of uncertainty with assurance and support.  During the sale of my home, I drew on Jane’s resources and expertise.  I appreciated her patience, calming presence, good sense of humor and positive outlook.  Jane earned every penny I paid her, and then some.”

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“you provided sound advice…and always called when you said you would”

“Thank you, Jane for the very professional way you managed the sale of our home.  We are residents of Pennsylvania, so, out of necessity, you handled many of the details that we would otherwise do including the preparation of the house and grounds for sale.  You selected qualified people to do the work, including painting, stagers and gardeners and saw to the work getting done in a timely manner.  You kept us fully informed of the progress and always called when you said you would.

You provided sound advice on the state of the real estate market, and helped us understand market dynamics and choose a listing price that was in line with current market conditions.  The house sold somewhat above the asking price shortly after going on the market.  The sale closed as forecast on the scheduled date. 

We are pleased with the way you handled the successful sale of our home, and we thank you.”

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“…great marketing savvy”

“Thanks for all of your help in selling our home in Noe Valley.  You are one cool, calm collected lady with great marketing savvy.  Please feel free to use us as a reference as you did a great job for us.” []

“[Jane] thinks strategically, and exhibits very sound judgment.”

“Jane is an outstanding Realtor who helped us purchase our first home.  She is incredibly intelligent, thinks strategically, and exhibits very sound judgment.  Jane’s past work experience as a principal at a management consulting firm, as well as her MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Business, enabled her to guide us successfully through the purchase of our first home.

Jane’s consistent follow-up and market updates made her our natural choice when we decided to sell our home two years later.  Her suggestions for the pricing, staging and positioning of our home enabled us to successfully close on the sale in a challenging market environment.  Jane reflects the high standards of business and personal excellence to which we are expected to adhere every day.  It was a pleasure to work with her.”

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