Deborah Nguyen

21 years of work experience
Zephyr Real Estate
4040 24th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94114
(415) 812-7462

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Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2015
ishieh84
Helped me buy home
We recently worked with Deborah to purchase our first condo in San Francisco. From start to finish, we had a great experience with her. She took the time to explain the home buying process in detail and always patiently listened to our questions and concerns as first time home buyers. She provided honest feedback about prices, neighborhoods, and particular properties we viewed, but never pushed us to make an offer on a house that we weren't completely comfortable with. Also, Deborah was incredibly responsive and always available both by e-mail and by phone and often responded within a few minutes. During our entire home search, Deborah was able to make it to every open house we wanted to go to and adjust to our schedule without exception. In the end, Deborah's extensive experience and excellent relationships with the other agents in the area helped us land our dream home and we would love to work with her again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2015
user0057143
Helped me buy home
Buying a home in San Francisco can be a daunting proposition, especially for first time buyers like my wife and me. From the moment we met Deborah we knew that we had found the right person to help us navigate the process. She has an incredible depth of knowledge about the real estate market in San Francisco, and this proved invaluable time and time again. If you?re new to the city her local knowledge will be an enormous asset in finding the right neighborhood; if you?re a long-time resident you?re bound to learn something new about what it?s like to own property here. She also has an amazing network and was able to get us into a lot of places before they were listed. She was quick to give us candid advice on properties and we never felt any pressure to bid on something that didn?t feel like a great fit. When it came time to close on our house, she did an amazing job of helping us manage the dizzying array of paperwork and the various underwriters, title companies, lenders, insurers and notaries required to make the transaction happen. She made herself available 24/7 through phone, email and text throughout the entire process, and on the rare occasion she couldn?t meet up with us at a specific time Christian was there to provide a seamless backup. If you?re considering working with Deborah, I can say unreservedly that you should just call her up right now and make it happen. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2015
Wenting1010
Helped me buy home
My husband and I have just moved to the country and we had no idea how to purchase a property in San Francisco and it is a very difficult market to start with. We are lucky to work with Deborah. She is very knowledgeable regarding SF properties e.g. giving great advice on which neighborhood we should consider and pros and cons of a specific property etc. Deborah is amazingly efficient. Any questions we have, she will come back with answers almost immediately. Some of our offer documents need to be done in the evening, and she is always there to support and working late hours to have things done. Most important of all, I think Deborah dose care about us and provide suggestions from our point of view. For us, she is not any agent but a friend who gives the best, honest and realistic advice. I would strongly recommend her! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2014
tanelijah
Helped me buy home
Deborah was assigned to me via my company's relocation program and came very highly recommended, and she totally exceeded my expectations. This is the fourth property I have bought and I would say her experience and skills far surpass any Realtor I have worked with in the past. Most importantly, it is obvious that she really had my best interest at heart. She took her time in really understanding me and my likes and dislikes, was patient, and most of all was strategic in her approach in finding and getting the home that is perfect for me. Despite how competitive the San Francisco real estate market is, she got me an amazing property in the city at the perfect price. I want to buy more properties just so that I can work with her again!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
JohnNguyen0
Helped me buy home
Deborah represented me as a seller and buyer. As a seller, she helped me sold my condo for $210K over asking for a tri-level condo, in a busy, not desirable street in just 9 days. As a buyer, she helped me purchase a brand new top floor condo, at less than asking price (which is never heard of, in this fiercely competitive market.) She and Christian are the hardest Realtor I've ever worked it in san francisco. There hasn't been a time when I text or email her (before, or after we';ve closed both transactions that she hasn't gotten back to me within a few hours, if not immediately.) Deborah's negotiating skills, and her brand name, are crucial to both transactions. In this highly competitive market, if you want to buy something, you want to work with an agent who they've worked with before, or heard of based on their reputation (she ranked #1 @ Zephyr in Q1 of 2014.) This could mean the difference of getting top dollars for the home you want to sell or getting your offer accepted right away vs rejected or ignored over other offers. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2014
carrigan erickson
Helped me buy and sell homes
Deborah is a fabulous realtor in all respects. She is accountable, responsible, prompt, knowledgeable, experienced, and most of all, a joy to work with. She puts in the extra effort to accommodate all of your needs, working closely with you at your pace every step of the way until you are happily settled in your new home. I highly recommend Deborah. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2014
MehrdadMobasher
Helped me buy home
If you are looking for an agent to sell your property or buy a property in San Francisco, consider working with Deborah Nguyen! I was referred to Deborah thru a colleague who successfully bought a property in the city with her help. I interviewed a few agents at the same time but realized Deborah was the right fit since the first time I talked to her. She is very knowledgable about the competitive market in SF and does a thorough assessment of your situation, possibilities and needs. I was very impressed how much she knew about every single property once we started our search. She has bought or sold them many times before! Deborah gives you the facts about home buying in SF and while helps you make decisions, she doesn't make decisions for you. She understands this is tough process especially when it comes to making offers and respects the clients' emotions! Basically she makes this a lot easier for you and goes thru all this with you very professionally! I HIGHLY recommend working with her and would work with her again and again with no reservations. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2014
charowbotham
Listed and sold a home
They say that in life, you need a good doctor, a forgiving priest, and a clever accountant. Well, in the San Francisco Bay area, you also need a savvy real estate agent. It is with that context that I highly recommend Deborah Nguyen. Selling and buying a house is incredibly personal for most people. Deborah understand this, but also understands the longer term financial implications of these transactions and I cannot highlight enough how invaluable Deborah?s intelligence, thoroughness, and willingness to ask the difficult questions (both of her clients and of the agent on the other side of the transaction) are during this process. She is an incredible agent. She makes you feel like you are constantly one step ahead. Deborah has represented my wife and I on both sides of a transaction and I would remiss if I did not point out where she excelled: Sellside: ? Establishing a list price to ensure broad interest and subsequently, a competitive bidding process ? Staging a property to make it incredibly attractive to would-be buyers ? Ensuring that the $ you put into the sales process (inspections, staging, home improvements) will have a significant return ? Understanding how to run a negotiation to maximize value ? Building great rapport with other agents which makes for a more seamless transaction Buyside: ? Knowing San Francisco inside and out and how to put each neighborhood in context ? Knowing what a property will ultimately sell for, regardless of the list price ? Knowing lenders who not only offer great rates, but also are easy to work with ? Having great relationships with contractors who can put the finishing touches on a property post-close, and do quality work at a great price ? Knowing the home improvement opportunities that a property might afford as well as the long term challenges that need to be considered if/when you want to sell down the road Deborah has represented my wife and me as well as several of our close friends ? and she has executed those transactions flawlessly. When someone mentions to me that they want to buy or sell in the city and are looking for an agent, Deborah will always get my endorsement. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2014
jds444
Listed and sold a home
This is the second time I've worked with Deborah. She was so supportive and there throughout the entire process. I thought she had the a great network of other realtors to talk to about my property and was connected with partners (e.g. staging company and title company) that also were great. Throughtout the process, I had no concerns that something that would "drop". My place sold so quickly -- partly due to the nature of the SF market -- but partly due to her efforts and thinking of how to list. I would have no hesitation to work with Deborah going forward. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2014
tnarcisso
Helped me buy home
After recently moving to San Francisco, several colleagues recommended Deborah as I started looking to purchase a home. Deborah promptly responded to my first call, and we met shortly after to discuss my home and neighborhood preferences. From that first meeting, I knew that Deborah was hard-working, had expert-level knowledge of the city, and had my best interest in mind. She educated me on the market, neighborhoods, and what I could expect to find in my price range. Not only did Deborah show me listings that fit my criteria, she drove me around neighborhoods at different times of day - pointing out features of each area and how it would fit with my daily life. This was valuable and ultimately helped me feel confident in my purchase decision! While the home buying process in San Francisco is not easy, Deborah made it enjoyable and as seamless as possible. I never had to ask questions - she was always a step ahead in providing me with "next step" information. I highly recommend Deborah to anyone in need of an excellent realtor who is also a great person - she knows the market well, understands how to negotiate, and works hard on her client's behalf. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2013
Steve Miller Band
Listed and sold a home
We've now used Deborah for the purchase of 2 homes and sale of 1 home. She is simply terrific in her role as buyers' agent or sellers' agent. Deborah keeps her client's best interests in mind at all times. She knows how to navigate the ever changing market and she took the time to educate us along the way, so that we knew what to expect and so that we took the appropriate steps early on to best ensure a smooth purchase / sale. In each of the 3 property transactions for which we engaged Deborah, it seemed as though she wrote the playbook for how things would turn out. Deborah prepped us well in advance (as buyers and sellers respectively) for what we would likely encounter so that it wasn't a surprise and so that we were in the strongest position to make an informed decision. When any road bumps came up, Deborah came to us with multiple solutions already in mind. In the end, we have been extremely happy with the process and end results from the real estate transactions we negotiated with Deborah's expert guidance. Buying and selling a home in the Bay Area is crazy enough, and so we were so fortunate to have a trusted professional like Deborah covering our backs throughout each step in the process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2013
user5183795
Helped me buy home
Got super professional help in everything from the search to the close and all the little things in between. Actually made my apartment hunting experience easy and convenient during the busy season and helped me find a great place.
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2013
user685676
Helped me buy home
I honestly can't imagine a better real estate agent than Deborah. I contacted her one night via Zillow and figured it would be a few days before I heard back--but within minutes I was responding to an e-mail from her. I was ready to move quickly with finding a place, and she helped me move as quickly as I wanted. Deborah's local knowledge is unparalleled and really made me feel comfortable that I was making the right decisions every step of the way. She made what could have been a stressful process as seamless as possible. I knew that Deborah was on top of everything and I didn't have to worry about anything. But what really makes Deborah special is the personal touches--grabbing lunch for me on the day of the move is one specific example among a huge collection of them. If you're looking for a real estate agent in San Francisco, look no further. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/17/2013
user0710471
Helped me buy home
Deborah is brilliant. My friend recommended her after I had delayed buying a house for 6 years due to a negative experience with another agent. I was naturally skeptical, but Deborah absolutely proved me wrong, gained my trust the first time I met her, and reinforced that trust throughout the process: She treated me as a priority even though my price range was pretty low. As an expert, she would point out aspects, both negative and positive, about the properties so that my decision would be informed, without regrets later. This was true even when it meant it would delay a sale for her. Her expertise and advice were valuable even to an Architect and 12-year San Francisco resident. She adjusted to my pace and wasn't pushy -- always calm and collected, drama-free, and also great with the pep talks. I ended up with a place that exceeded my expectations. Deborah coordinated the the initial (and most harrowing, for me) parts of the negotiations -- the offer and counter-offer -- while away on an international vacation. Her responses were immediate. The offer didn't go through, so she shifted her negotiation skills into high gear (again, without drama) and came up with a brilliant idea that made all parties winners. All in a day's work (well, 6 months...in a VERY tough market)! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2012
gky
Helped me buy home
Deborah Nguyen helped my girlfriend and I find our dream home in what will go down in history as one of the toughest buyer's markets in San Francisco.  We would have not been able to secure our dream home at a competitive price without Deborah.  I've learned throughout this process that your success in finding and securing a new home is largely dependent on forging a partnership with the right realtor. In a realtor there are three qualities that every homebuyer should look for and Deborah is off the charts on all of them. First, you want a realtor who knows the market inside and out, has a pulse on where it is going, and understands your requirements.  Deborah has been in the business for over 20 years and has seen a few cycles of buyer and seller markets.  She took the time to delve into what we wanted and helped us sharpen what was really important to us.  I like how she wasn't shy about telling us we can do better when we were desperate and reminding us that a property met our requirements and was a deal when the open houses started to all look the same. She's also a patient educator; there is a steep learning curve to understanding the San Francisco market and you want a realtor, like Deborah, who is willing to impart this knowledge to you. Second, you want someone that will go to bat for you, that is respected in the industry, and knows how to strike a deal.  This sounds like common sense, but you won't know what I mean until you drop Deborah's name at an open house.  I think other realtors like working with Deborah because she is a problem solver.  She has the edge to find out what is driving the other side and can craft a fair deal for both parties.  We did all kind of creative things like put two offers out on a single home: one with contingencies and one without.  It was uncanny how well Deborah recommended the range for offer prices. Third, and this probably should have come first, you want someone you can trust.  We never questioned Deborah's counsel because we knew from the get go that Deborah genuinely wanted to see us happy with our new home.  We were at every open house and half the broker tours, saw more than 150 houses, and put out 16 offers in 6 months.  For the 100% we put in the process Deborah put in 150%.  Deborah earned our trust by always making sure that we had what we needed at anytime.  I'm sure she was helping many clients out at the same time, but we always felt personally cared for. The process for identifying, offering, counter-offering, and closing a home is complex to say the least. Deborah guided us through the process each step of the way and took a lot of the stress out of the process. Deborah helped us get the home of our dreams.  I will never forget the evening we recounted the open homes we reviewed with Deborah.  Deborah's ears perked up when we told her about it and she said "I think I ought to write you an offer right now, I'm nervous just talking about it!". She wrote the offer at 10pm that night and it got accepted the very next day.  We owe it all to her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2012
user027318
Listed and sold a home
Deborah and her team were great! They helped me short sell my house and made the process easy. Deborah responded to phone calls while she was on vacation out of the country and always made sure I was taken care of. I would recommend Deborah to friends and I would work with her again. She is very knowledgeable and friendly.
Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2012
user7996033
Listed and sold a home
Deborah is the best real estate agent EVER! She is extremely knowledgeable, resourceful, considerate, personable, service-orientated and above all, always looks out for her clients? best interest under all circumstances. Deborah helped me buy a condo back in 2006 as a first-time homeowner when I relocated from the east coast. She made the otherwise stressful protracted process stress-free and efficient. Because she listened to my requirements, desired locations and closing timeframe attentively, she was able to quickly identify a short list of properties that fit the bill. She navigated the whole process skillfully to a speedy close so to allow me to focus on the many demands of a new job, for which I was very grateful. I ended up with a place I LOVED every day! Fast forward four years to early 2010 when a new job was bringing me to the east coast, naturally I turned to Deborah to list my condo. Rather than just accepting the listing, she suggested that I would be better off financially if I rent the place out for a year or two while waiting for better market conditions. That was one of the best piece of advice I?ve ever gotten. I recently sold the property with Deborah in less than 40 days from listing to closing with 8 offers and 10% over the asking price. Deborah is a great buyer?s agent; she is an even better listing agent. Deborah?s expert advice to delay the listing saved me significant amount of money. With me residing on the east coast, Deborah went above and beyond the call of duty to make the selling process hassle free. She took care of everything while kept me updated on daily activities on the property, giving me complete peace of mind. Having been through both the buying and selling process with Deborah, I highly recommend Deborah to any buyer or seller, and have, in fact, done so. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2012
user085754
Helped me buy home
My husband and I relocated from Phoenix to San Francisco, and Deborah was very helpful in familiarizing us with San Francisco and in purchasing a home. She was excellent to work with and made the experience of purchasing a home less stressful!! :) She also helped us get great incentives from our condo property and we are vey pleased with our purchase. I have recommended her to a few of my colleagues who have re-located and in the future will definitely be contacting her if we decide to sell our condo! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2012
user035045
Listed and sold a home
Deborah has all the qualities we were looking for in a real estate agent: professional, experienced, knows the real estate market well, organized, detail oriented, and very personable. Deborah helped us through the sale of our parent?s home. Our mother passed away last year and it was a difficult time in our lives, but Deborah and her colleague, Christian, made this a seamless and smooth process. Deborah kept us informed of every detail, answered all our questions in a timely manner, handled every situation that came up and kept the project moving forward. Deborah?s human touch in dealing with our situation was very much welcomed and noted in our hearts. We highly recommend Deborah to anyone who is looking for a first-rate real estate agent. Thank you Deborah! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2012
NicholasWaton
Helped me buy home
We had the best possible experience with Deborah. She helped us buy a condo in February 2012. My wife and I relocated to San Francisco from overseas and we had just decided to buy our first home. We were completely new to the US real estate market and also to the whole process of buying a house and we were still living abroad when we started looking. Deborah listened to us carefully and understood exactly what we wanted. She was always there to answer all our questions. She also made everything happen when we had to go back to France to prepare our final move. She also helped us make the right decision when we found the perfect place and we are so happy with our choice. Deborah is a highly reliable real estate agent. Making her clients happy is the number priority for her. We would definitely work with her again and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great real estate agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/13/2012
Frank Su
Helped me buy home
My wife and I relocated to the Bay Area from LA in September 2011 for my wife's new job and the relocation company recommended Deborah to us. We have bought and sold multiple houses and condos in LA and worked with many agents, but the SF market was a mystery to us. Our SF house search took about 6 months. Deborah skillfully guided us through the whole process. She is knowledgeable about the SF market, hard-working, detail-oriented, and prompt. More importantly, she is patient and not pushy. We never felt pressured to buy. On the contrary, she pointed out the negatives of some properties we initially liked and steered us away from poor decisions. We ended up with a great house at a good price for SF. We highly recommend Deborah to anyone in the market for a property in San Francisco! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2012
sujikong
Helped me buy home
Deborah is THE best, most knowledgeable, patient, hard working real estate agent I have ever worked with. She is extremely professional, personable, and insightful as well as intuitive. From the beginning, she did all the research, scheduled all the open houses and showings around our schedule, and kept us updated on properties she felt matched our needs. She showed up on time and did most of the driving. She helped us purchase a short sale condo in SF, a process many warned us would be arduous and possibly unfruitful. She walked us through the entire process, held the faith, and never gave up on us or the short sale. Her knowledge is impressive and extensive, and she treated us with so much respect. I would not hesitate to recommend her. Thanks Deborah for all your hard work! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2012
user252992
Helped me buy home
Deborah Nguyen's expertise in the real estate market is very impressive. Only after a few visits she knew what we liked / disliked, which saved us a lot of time and energy. She is not pushing to buy a home, she really wants you to buy the home you will love. Unfortunately there are only four points to rate her. We would give her the highest rate for the following criteria as well: - on time - responsive - hard working - makes you feel like you were her only client - takes you serious - never impatient - is challenging seller no matter who it is (in our case her colleagues from Zephyr) - help where help is needed - thinks proactively We are first time home buyers and from abroad. Deborah helped us not only finding a home but also was eager that we arrive safely in San Francisco. Although it may look strange that someone only got the highest rating, for Deborah it is absolutely true. If you are looking for a home you are in the right hands with her. No matter what your budget is, she will work hard to find a home you'll love. It is important to her that you love the house you are about to purchase and we are grateful for that. We would never have found the house we bought, but Deborah saw it and told us, that this is a must see for us. So now we're only in this home thanks to Deborah. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2012
Rebel Ralph
Helped me buy home
I bought and sold two houses and one condo in San Francisco between 1997 and 2007, before moving out of state for 4 years. Upon moving back this past spring, I consciously sought out Deborah Nguyen, having met her indirectly in transactions to do with my condo purchase in 2003. I had a good gut feeling about her at that time, and my instinct was spot on. Deborah was pleased I sought her out and immediately hit the ground running on my behalf. The market last spring was all over the map in many respects, and I was extremely hesitant to hurl money at the wrong property; I even considered renting for a while. Deborah was very patient with me, not only in terms of my cautionary approach, but with the fact that I was somewhat all over the map myself as to just what I was looking for this time around, in terms of neighborhood and whether house or condo. She spent long hours with me over three months, viewing the limited inventory that came on the market. At the same time we developed an easy and fun friendship, taking breaks for quick lunches, etc. Deborah really made the whole process as painless as possible for me. When I finally decided on a place, Deborah was the first to point out possible pitfalls, playing devil's advocate as she had throughout. But I perservered on this one and she deftly and expediently choreographed the purchase, inspections and closing. She was wonderful with follow-up once the deal was done as well. I can't recommend Deborah highly enough! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2012
kenb47
Listed and sold a home
Deborah, Nguyen, Oliver Burgelman, and Mike Ackerman were the "dream team" as they represented me in a short sale on my property. Short sales require a unique level of knowledge and expertise and this one really tested everyone's mettle. They were also exceptionally patient and consistently firm and clear in dealing with the insanity of ex, who tried to undermine the transaction at every turn.. Looking for someone who can handle the unexpected as well as the expected in a real estate transaction? These folks more than earn their commissions as they dealt with every bump in the road with aplomb! I couldn't recommend them more highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2012
sftonyo
Listed and sold a home
I feel so fortunate to have found Deborah and amazing team. Her experience and knowledge were fundamental in the successful marketing of our home. Her management of the entire sales process was amazing as she kept us informed (and optimistic) of each and every development as it happened. She didn't miss a beat and made us feel like we were her only client. Without a doubt, she has our vote as the best realtor in San Francisco.
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2011
jblumstein
Helped me buy home
Deborah is awesome! I had a really great experience with her and she was super responsive and knowledgeable. And she makes the process as fun as it can be. :)
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2011
Alicyn
Helped me buy home
Deborah Nguyen is flat out amazing, generous, knowledgeable, miracle-worker. Run do not walk to her office if you are even contemplating buying real-estate in SF. She is so insanely hard working, insightful, and well connected that she is your secret weapon in this market - seriously. (I am not prone to hyperbole - she really is that amazing). She so exceeded my wildest dreams of what a realtor could deliver, and does it all in a super friendly, wonderful, personable package. She knows so much about the process beyond just finding a home, and is extremely trustworthy. I have told everyone I know buying a place they MUST call Deborah, the extent of her reputation is clear when those she includes in her 'arsenal' - insurance agents, inspectors, etc all jump at the chance to do her a favor because she is the best. I found an amazing place and its all the result of 'miracle worker' Deborah Nguyen. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2011
schaalchick
Helped me buy home
My experience with Deborah Nguyen was A+! What made her phenomenal was her attention to detail, her responsiveness, and her ability to give a holistic view of the property with my priorities at the top of the list. Deborah always answered my calls and returned my calls and text within the hour. This responsiveness helped me to close in 30 days and gave me a sense of security in my investment. She was able to point out pros and cons of each property and was an expert about San Francisco's ever changing market. Importantly Deborah proactively took time to walk through the contract and alert me areas I might want to anticipate or further investigate. Deborah always made me feel like I was her only client. I would recommend Deborah to anyone looking for a responsive, professional, expert real estate agent in the Bay Area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2011
MelissaFerst
Listed and sold a home
Deborah is a real pro! She was our buying and selling agent for our house in San Francisco. Our escrow when we sold was long and challenging but Deborah remained calm and professional and always gave great advice. She is a master at pacing her clients and being clear and professional.
Highly likely to recommend
10/11/2011
seller1920
Listed and sold a home
Deborah has worked with us on 3 moves in the city - and she has been excellent every time. She is very sharp, straightforward, has great people skills, works like the eveready bunny and was able to help us get ourselves in gear to sell our home for a great price. Would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2011
new home in the US
Helped me buy home
Coming into the country as an international transferee, the thought of buying a property in the US seemed very daunting at first. However, working with Deborah, this has actually been a very positive experience and I am now more than happy to move into my new home. Deborah has been great throughout the process of searching, finding and purchasing; so something that could certainly be very stressfull has in fact gone very smoothly. She has been 100% professional and reliable, providing transparency, detailed information and a clear outline of schedules throughout the process of the purchase; Any questions, I got a swift and helpful response. She also perfectly managed the complex interactions with lenders and title company, as well as arranging inspections and signings in a way that accomodated my schedules and committments; This was all extremely helpful. Therefore, I can only fully recommmend working with Deborah when looking for a new home; Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2011
Ridley2006
Helped me buy home
Debra worked with me tirelessly weekend after weekend. She showed me stuff that she wasn't too keen on but also stuff that she was keen on. She was able to pick out locations better than I would think. I really trusted her.
Highly likely to recommend
08/10/2011
holhov
Helped me buy home
We are so thankful to Deborah for all of her vigilance and hard work. We had been looking for almost a year and came across some complications in our search of finding a new place to live in a brand new City all the way across the country from our home. Deborah guided us through the process and really got us to know the city, as she brought us to endless open houses and tours. Just as we almost gave up all hope we would find "the one", Deborah didn't give up and here we are in a beautiful new home in a beautiful new city. We would highly recommend Deborah Nguyen to anyone that asks. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2011
Corey111
Helped me buy home
We have purchased three houses in our lifetime and never had an agent as meticulous as Deborah! She was on top of every detail of our purchase and made the whole process seamless and stress free. Deborah also cares about her clients and is there to offer advice and expertise at all times. I can't write enough praise about this experienced superb agent.
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2011
nolongerenting
Helped me buy home
We moved from NYC 2 years ago when I was 6 months pregnant and didn't know anyone in San Francisco. Debra was very generous with her time, driving me to broker tours, introducing us to other clients in the area and helping us to get comfortable here. It was a tough market to buy in and it took us 2 years to find a house. We looked at hundreds of properties and made 9 offers before finding something that really works for us. Debra was patient with us and advised us against properties she felt wouldn't retain their value or which revealed too much unwarranted work. She protected us and stood by us despite the fact that it looked as if we may not find a house in the time allotted by our relocation deal. She did tons of work and was very committed to helping us find a great home. She has been a good friend throughout the process and is always available if we need her. We would recommend her without reservation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2011
lizmiracle
Listed and sold a home
I first met Deborah in 2006 when I relocated to San Francisco with my husband. I had never been to SF before, but we knew we wanted to buy a home. We were paired with her through his company's (Genentech) relocation program. Despite having only saved enough money to buy a home with a mid-west price tag she tirelessly showed us what we could afford in the city. We eventually decided to rent for a year and save money so we could afford something nicer. One day I stopped in to look at a home during an open house and fell in love with it. Thankfully, Deborah's # was still in my phone a year later and I called her from the car. She remembered us! She encouraged us to look at other comparable homes to be sure we wanted this one. Then the bidding began. She helped us with the finer points of negotiating and helped us to win the bid despite a lower offer than another couple. She worked into the wee hours of the morning doing paperwork and helping us sign forms so we could close. We moved in in under a month from when I first viewed the home. She then took us and other new home owners she had helped out to dinner, became my facebook friend and I got yearly holiday cards from her :). Fast-forward 5 years. My husband and I divorce and for financial and emotional reasons I must sadly let go of my home. Despite a down market she was able to help us sell our home. I seriously think she had an open house every day (slight exaggeration) even a special one just for other real estate agents! She gave great advice on painting,staging, a great photographer and web-designer to market the place - which she took care of for us and gave us a very realistic price to put the house on the market for. Deborah put forth an unreal amount of effort. I seriously think I got daily updates on how things were going with a weekly summary email. Not only that but she called to make sure I got her calls and her e-mails and she had to do this with both me and my ex since we weren't the greatest of communicators. On top of that she's a human being. She understands the emotions around buying/selling a home and does it with a kind finesse. I know this because I have both bought and sold with her. I will undoubtedly use her again and I have already given her name to friends. You would seriously have to be insane not to give her a chance. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2011
kokokrissy
Helped me buy home
Deborah is wonderful to work with! She has excellent knowledge of the city and neighborhoods. She is very forth coming about her observations and the pros and cons of each choice, without seeming pushy. I am a first time buyer and she walked me through each step highlighting key points to be aware of. She was supportive in my finding the right place for me, and helped me to find a home I love.
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2011
Chiayu
Helped me buy home
Deborah is unquestionably the best agent in San Francisco. She made the process of searching and buying a property in San Francisco into a wonderful experience. I am from out of town and the idea of finding a place in San Francisco seemed impossible at first. Deborah was able to understand what I wanted and directed me to focus on the best properties she felt that would best fit my needs. She was able to work with my limited schedule and budget. Deborah is extremely knowledgeable in the different neighborhoods in San Francisco and that insight really helped me decide on my final purchase. She was always there helping and guiding my decision. After I found the property I liked, she was able to negotiate for me a much lower price than what the seller was asking for! With her close personal relationship to a banker, I was able to obtain a loan in a very short time and at an excellent rate. I know she was working behind the scenes to help with that process. I would highly recommend Deborah to all my friends and family. She is the best! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2011
JC UK
Helped me buy home
I was completely new to San Francisco and the buying process in the USA. Deborah was a pleasure to work with and helped me through the whole experience, even advising me after I had moved in. Deborah is a fantastic source of local information and is always tremendously honest. She quickly got a sense of what I was looking for and helped me filter my viewings (I was VERY grateful to this). You will not find a better (and more fun) realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2011
margate9
Helped me buy home
I have brought and sold multiple properties and have never had an agent with such dedication and professionalism as Deborah. Her knowledge of the San Francisco market provided both a comfort level and effeciency in searching for proprerties that were appropriate for us and within our budget- She spent a lot of time with us gaining insight to our wants and needs-no time wasted. She is reasonable and a straight shooter and honest when evaluating properties. At the end of the day we felt she was always on our side. Would highly recommend her and would never use anyone else. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2011
robberbaron
Helped me buy and sell homes
My family and I have now bought and sold four homes in DC and the bay area, and I can honestly say that Deborah is a wonderful agent and the best in the business. In SF, we bought during a seller's market and sold during a buyer's market and both times we did very well. She is extremely responsive and a tough negotiator, as well as completely knowledgeable regarding all the SF neighborhoods.
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2011
MichelleB512
Helped me buy home
Deborah is a great realtor and a lovely person. She showed us many homes, never pushed us to purchase something that we weren?t comfortable with (if anything she advised us not to purchase several properties which had unseen problems we hadn?t considered), and when we finally found a place we loved, she went above and beyond to help us buy it. She is sharp with the numbers--helping us strategise how to get a gorgeous little Victorian cottage which had 19 offers in on it. She advised us the right amount to bid and how to write the contract so that even with 3 other offers at the same amount we got the house. We love our new home?and I can confidently say that without Deborah we never would have gotten it. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2011
mishkag
Helped me buy home
Deborah helped us to understand the pros and cons of each area in San Francisco and then gave us the space and coaching to make the best decision for us. Her patience with our decision making process was invaluable. Deb hung in there with us for a full year of watching the market, learning the areas and finally becoming serious home buyers. All that time we never felt pressured to make a decision or that we were wasting her time. In the end, it was Deb's knowledge of San Francisco's market that made the difference between us purchasing a house we were comfortable with and purchasing a home we love. We couldn't be happier with the house we purchased or the service provided by Deb. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/19/2011
mbmcilwain
Helped me buy home
My husband and I have moved several times due to company relocation (he is in biotech industry). The moment we met Deborah we were impressed with her professionalism, integrity, and her amazing knowledge of San Francisco and its neighborhoods. She was available day or night and even after "the deal" was sealed she has assisted us on several occasions, for example, when appealing our city tax rate when the market succumbed to the economy. Deborah, by far, is the best real estate agent we have ever dealt with and we would never trust anyone else. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2011
sadiw
Helped me buy home
Deborah is great agent. While she was very patient throughout our house-hunting process, she understood our time constraint (we were relocating from out of state) and requirements, subsequently only focused us on houses that met our search criteria. Once we entered contract negotiation, we relied more on Deborah's expertise. She was detail-oriented and creative in coming up alternative solutions to meet both ours and the seller's needs. There were heated moments during the negotiation process. Deborah's calm and pleasant disposition was invaluable to us. More importantly, she provided objectivity that helped us get through the emotional part of the negotiation. I would definitely use or recommend Deborah to any of my friends for her service. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2011
ez064174
Helped me buy home
Deborah is by far the best agent in SF. We had our choice of several agents and could have changed at any moment, but from the first day we went on our tour we were amazed at her level of service. We had been looking in several areas to buy with about 3-4 different agents and she was exceptional among her peers. Her knowlege of SF is remarkable. She's candid, insightful and always looks out for your best interest...ALWAYS. She never will compromise your investment or deter from what her client wants and needs. We looked with Deborah multiple times a week for 6 months straight and her patience and persistance to find us the right place is exactly what anyone should want out of an agent. Deborah's personal commitment, extensive resources/connections and expertise is priceless. PLUS she shows you all the great food spots, city shortcuts and personally, I found her to be a blast to spend a Saturday with (!). I will always recommend Deborah to anyone that's looking in SF. Best real estate experience to date and we've bought a lot of properties. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2011
Newcomer to SF
Helped me buy home
Deborah did a great job with helping me find my place. I was a newcomer to the San Francisco area from the east coast. Deborah was very instrumental in helping me figure out the differences among the San Francisco neighborhoods and helping me understand the local real estate market conditions. I put her through the gauntlet with the number of properties that I wanted to see. Once I found a place that I wanted to buy, she helped me navigate through the all the red tape associated with buying real estate in this town. In the end, I bought a place at a very good price in a very central location in the city. I am very happy with the outcome. Deborah's pretty much a straight shooter and her style of working is that she serves as your personal consultant in searching for your home. She respects her clients' individual approaches to shopping for a home. (Even though I didn't know anything about the market in this city, she was very patient in teaching me.) But, if you ask her for her opinion, she will be very honest. This is where she brings added value as compared to "yes men". If you are happy with this type of relationship, you will work well with her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2011
Smerdyakov
Helped me buy home
Deborah is an SF real estate expert and trusted partner to have on your side. She has extremely deep market knowledge and a strong network within SF real estate and helped me learn about my home purchase early in the process and negotiated an excellent deal. In addition, Deborah does a great job at listening and understanding her customer needs and tailoring her recommendations to pave the way for a productive real estate hunt. Highly recommend!
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2011
jc1975
Helped me buy home
I have already recommended Deborah to friends and family. I had an extremely positive experience working with Deborah. Despite being a tough housing market, lending environment, and dealing with my personal situations (moving from out of state, starting new job, etc), she helped me find just the right home. That I would work with Deborah again and refer her to friends and family is the ultimate sign of a great agent!