"I can truthfully say that without Evan’s help, I do not feel we would have been successful with 9 other offers on the table"
As first-timers, my girlfriend and I were overwhelmed at the prospect of buying in SF, but Evan helped us through each step of the process to land us our dream home! On just our first bid together, Evan coached us through making our offer as strong as possible. It's hard to stand out in the competitive San Francisco market, but we were able to connect with the sellers through our letter, and Evan helped with the listing agent to sway the decision in our favor! I can truthfully say that without Evan's help, I do not feel we would have been successful with 9 other offers on the table. I have recommended Evan to friends and look forward to working with him again in the future.
- Joe and Jennifer
"I would recommend Evan to anyone looking for a home in the Bay Area."
A new home search can be an exhausting and emotional journey. We always felt taken care of with Evan. He made the process of finding our new home an enjoyable one while offering expert advice along the way. I would recommend Evan to anyone looking for a home in the Bay Area. He provides a level of service that was simply absent in my previous real estate transactions.
- Monica and Nick
"Her enthusiasm was contagious, and she made us realize that this process didn’t have to be stressful."
We wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed working with Margot. She was absolutely outstanding. We have already owned two condos, and therefore have worked with other buyer brokers in the past. Never again! Margot made us feel so comfortable, and was extremely professional. It is clear how much she loves her job, and we found ourselves looking forward to our condo-hunting trips. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and she made us realize that this process didn’t have to be stressful. Margot showed us many places, yet she never made us feel pressured to make an offer. We know that she was looking out for our best interests, and really wanted us to be happy with our decision. Moreover, we always appreciated her thoughts and observations about the condos. Since we knew that Margot was on our side, we felt that she would always give us an honest answer. Also, she actually understood what we liked. Therefore, every time she showed us a condo (or suggested that we see one that wasn’t so nice in the pictures); it ended up being a worthwhile trip. Last but not least, it was incredibly easy to get in touch with Margot. She kept us informed every step of the way, and was always available via phone or e-mail. We don’t know how she does it. I’m sure she’s extremely busy, but she made us feel like we were her most important clients.
- Liz B.
"From the very start of the search process through to closing, she was professional and on it."
Michelle Balog rocks! She represented me in my first home buying experience last year, and she made the entire experience go smoothly and without a hitch. From the very start of the search process through to closing, she was professional and on it.
- Andre F.
"She is a dedicated realtor that goes above and beyond for her clients."
She is a dedicated realtor that goes above and beyond for her clients. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who wants to purchase or sell a property in San Francisco.
- Thomas A.
"Michelle has 1 focus: doing the best job for her clients."
Michelle is the best around. This woman works 200% for her clients. We listed our house with Michelle and had multiple offers within 3 days of going on the market! Michelle has 1 focus: doing the best job for her clients. The best!
- Samantha T.
"Her brand has been earned through incredible thoroughness and care for her clients."
With one degree of seperation most of us know at least 2 or 3 realtors...How do you choose who to work with so many options: your co-wokers spouse, the nice parent that also has a kid in the same class, your neighbor...Time and time again I have decided to use Michelle becuase of her experience and professionalism. You can expect the truth from Michelle on property and market perspectives. As you are trying to make decisions about buy/don't buy she will give access to resources that can help you make your decisions. When I toured open houses (and I had to tour many!) you are often asked, who are you working with...When I say Michelle Balog there wasn't a realtor that didn't know her. This is important because other realtors want to work wtih someone they know can get it done. Her brand has been earned through incredible thoroughness and care for her clients.
- Louise K.
"She will be the first person we call when we move again in the future."
Margot Lubin was a huge asset in our search for the perfect new home. She worked tirelessly with us for almost 2 years to make sure we got exactly what we were looking for and helped us prioritize our wish list and our budget. Her knowledge of the local real estate market and her relationships with area builders and remodelers gives her a great eye for quality and up-and-coming neighborhoods. She knew that we already had a home in a great neighborhood and made sure that we didn’t settle when we looked to upgrade. Margot kept us up to date on all of the best listings and made herself available for rounds of open houses and last-minute site visits. She does business with a smile on her face, but is tough, and held firm to make sure we got top dollar for our sale and facilitated the purchase of our new home. Margot was with us for a long journey and any homebuyer would be in good hands to work with her in the future. She will be the first person we call when we move again in the future.
- Lindsay W. & Michael B.
"You’ll have a smooth, professional, honest experience!"
Our buying agent was Margot L. who works with Gail--who's like the queen bee of Cambridge real estate, and the seller's agent was Robin. All were fantastic, courteous, professional, and connected to everything going on. Never did we feel pressured, pushed, misguided, tricked, or deceived. They even gently but assertively steered me away from a property I'd gotten obsessed with but was a huge financial risk (hello, foreclosure in the building and no lenders would finance it!?) And they never pushed a sketchy mortgage guy on us. Margot took close to a year to find us the perfect place, and we closed on it one week ago! It's an amazing find and I will actually push people to work with Margot if they even mention they're looking to buy or sell. You’ll have a smooth, professional, honest experience! It's a huge purchase, so you should feel 100% comfortable with your agent, and even be friends with them! Don't accept anything less when you're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars!
- Eric S.
"We really felt that she had our best interest at heart throughout the entire buying process. What a refreshing experience!"
Margot was a dream to work with! She was always available and eager to answer any questions we had. She helped us buy and sell our homes and coordinated everything so that we could concentrate on our big move. We really felt that she had our best interest at heart throughout the entire buying process. What a refreshing experience!
- Sarah L.
"Margot carefully explains and handles all aspects of real estate–she transforms the whole experience into a logical, manageable, and enjoyable experience."
I worked with Margot for 6 months, selling one home and buying another with her. She is an amazing realtor! Margot carefully explains and handles all aspects of real estate--she transforms the whole experience into a logical, manageable, and enjoyable experience. When selling my home, Margot helped advertise, promote, and stage my house for optimal resale. I am still amazed how important this process is! I could not have done this without her objective and professional advice. In staging my home, her object was to show off its space and light so that people could imagine living there. I did everything Margot suggested--including listening to her careful market analysis of my home's value--and my house sold the first week we put it on the market. Margot negotiated powerfully and honestly, while maintaining everyone's integrity and goodwill throughout the process. A mighty feat! I am so grateful for her comprehensive help in selling my home. In buying a home with Margot, I saw a new set of her professional skills. Margot is a superb listener and quickly sensed what I was looking for and needed in a home. She is tireless, available, honest, and knowledgeable about the local market, and made the process of getting out to see what was available logical and enjoyable. Margot never wasted my time looking at homes beyond my means or outside my comfort zone. She often warned me of problems in homes that I might not have noticed, and helped me resist buying the wrong house. She always held out for the right home for me--and I cannot thank her enough for her persistence, honesty, and good judgement.
- Jaquelin H.
"Margot went above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions."
Margot went above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions. Unlike many brokers with whom we had spoken previously, Margot did not push us outside our comfort zone with respect to submarket or price. Her honesty was also much appreciated; she never sugarcoated things and she was the first to point out potential flaws in condos we visited. We put in offers on three different condos before ultimately finding our current home. For each offer we made, Margot completed a comparable-sales analysis to help us understand how fairly or unfairly the unit was priced. Margot's patience with us was admirable; at no point did she lose interest or give up on us. As we walked away from one condo after another, she was supportive and understanding.
- Marnie G.