Todd is an excellent real estate agent. Our relationship started off unconventionally – we found a house we loved through open houses and wanted to place a bid; however, we had no agent and had no idea how to begin the process. The seller’s agent recommended Todd. We were hesitant, first because it was obvious to us that taking a seller’s agent’s recommendation might not be in our best interest and second because we had reservations over the value of real estate agents in general. My husband actually said, “I mean what does he really do to earn his percentage?” Well, it turns out, a lot.
We ended up losing the bid on that house – not to any fault of Todd’s – he actually gave us excellent advice, and had we listened to him we very well might have won the bid. He told us the way he saw it, made a recommendation, but left it up to us to bid what we were comfortable and not beyond that.
After our disappointment, we continued looking, this time with Todd. He questioned us, asked what was it that we were really looking for – and he helped us to focus our search. Before that, we were all over the place. He helped us to really understand the real estate market.
When we found the next place we loved we were ready. Todd helped us to structure a bid that would win but that was within what we were willing to pay. Don’t get me wrong, he pushed us to the edge of what we were comfortable with – but that is the only way you win a bid on a house in San Francisco. There was some serious negotiation throughout do to issues that came during inspections, but Todd did a great job. He was there for us 100% and was a great negotiator.
Additionally, we were amazing by Todd’s patience. We are readers and my husband’s father is a real estate lawyer. We read ALL of those closing documents and we asked him tons of questions. Once we closed he continued to help us out giving us names of contacts for painters, floor refinishers, etc. The amazing thing is Todd is still there for us long after we closed. If we have a question or would like a recommendation, he’s there and happy to help. He’s a great guy in addition to a great real estate agent. We’ve grabbed drinks and dinner during our search and after. He’ll tell you how it is and won’t beat around the bush. I appreciate the transparency and everything Todd did for us. I highly recommend him.
This large five bedroom, two bath home on the North Slope of Potrero Hill is a great location to all amenities on 18th & 20th Streets. On the main level is an expansive living-dining area, three bedrooms, one bath, large eat-in kitchen, and porch leading to the backyard. Internal spiral staircase leads to lower level which has two additional bedrooms with sliding glass doors to the yard, one bath and laundry room. Rooms and bath down not warranted by seller or agent. Garage has parking for one car and storage space.