Earlier this year I was referred through a law firm to work with Todd and Kim Wiley for a challenging trust sale of my mother’s four unit building on 16th Avenue in the Richmond District of San Francisco. They have worked tirelessly since I hired them in May to bring us to an eminent sale this December. Because I was the trustee of my mother’s estate and I live in New York City, this sale was especially challenging due to my distance and matters involving a beneficiary who refused to move so that we could settle the estate. Needless to say, the whole saga with this person has been difficult and literally mind-boggling due to an agreement he signed which involved a third party who attempted to purchase his 1/3 of the property which was not his to sell because it was held in the name of the trust. It was extremely difficult to nullify the agreement, remove this cloud from title and get this person to move on! I am making light of this and everything that took place, but the extent we had to go to involved the hiring of a litigation attorney which Todd suggested, forcing progress but dragging things out for months. Todd has been exceptionally patient and generous in his time to advise, recommend and facilitate the steps to move the process forward; ultimately the property came to market this past November, bringing it to closure in December. As I have never sold property before, my knowledge about the process was completely carried forth with Todd’s professional guidance and Kim’s gentle hand. Dealing with these hurdles and the emotions often presented by the various personalities involved; including the existing tenants, they remained even-keeled, non confrontational and task focused. Their handling of difficult trust matters involving complex interpersonal family differences is a willingness, specialization, and expertise not many brokers possess or are prepared to handle. Simply put, they took the time and exercised great patience to nurture a difficult situation which ultimately led to a successful transaction and closure to an episode of my life that I am happy to put behind me. I cannot recommend Todd and Kim and their network of professionals enough. Paul W. | New York, NY
As an executor of an estate, I had two properties in San Francisco to sell both of which had long term tenants. Todd had the expertise needed to negotiate this complicated process. He knew how to market the properties and to whom. You will be hard pressed to find someone who matches his knowledge of tenant and rent control issues in San Francisco.
Joan M. | Santa Rosa, CA
Last year we started taking care of my husband's two Aunties who have lived in San Francisco for 50 years and had to move them to Ohio with us. When it came time to sell their house we were way out of our element. We had a couple references from neighbors and called Todd. We could not have picked a better Realtor. His knowledge of the area, his willingness to listen to our needs and ability to take care of everything that needed to be done was invaluable. We were able to leave things in Todd's hands and return to Ohio. He kept in touch with us as things were progressing. Assured us when we needed it and delivered more than we were hoping for or thought possible. Linda T. | Ohio
As executor of my father's estate, it was my job to sell his condo. I wanted to go with a realtor who was familiar with the probate system. My lawyer highly recommended Todd and I couldn't have been more pleased with the choice. Todd's initial presentation was thoughtful and extremely professional. Other agents I interviewed didn't come close. The condo needed a good deal of work to get it ready for sale. I didn't know where to begin but Todd had a host of referrals who were able to complete the work in a timely manner. In addition, he was always prompt in returning phone calls and emails and kept me informed as to everything that was taking place. He was extremely easy to communicate with and his knowledge of the current market was admirable. We ended up getting eight offers on the condo and were able to close with a price that we felt the condo was worth. Working with Todd was an absolute delight! Laurie B. | San Francisco, CA