We were grateful to work with Isabelle Grotte and her colleague Scott Wickham to buy our first home in San Francisco! First, she has a deep understanding of the market that extends beyond the typical broker knowledge. From the nuances of house construction, to street desirability, to anticipated future resale value, she counseled us on advantages and pitfalls. She and Scott were also very patient as we asked (many!) questions and when we sometimes wanted to see individual houses multiple times. Most importantly, when we finally did find our dream home, Isabelle gave us great advice to successfully land the house. From there, she and Scott made the c...— Lily Fesler
Isabelle is an awesome real estate agent. She is wonderful to work with and she made our house buying experience as pleasant as it can be. She is very knowledgeable and well connected. She will give realistic estimates for what a house will sell for and what it is worth. Even with the harsh reality of the real estate market in the Bay Area, she was there to help guide and educate us early on, so we were able to search for and buy a house within two months. She is always available and is happy to discuss houses in detail to help you reach a decision, even if that means not putting in a bid because it is not the right fit. She will never steer you in ...— Michelle Kaplinski
My wife and I selected Isabelle Grotte from several top agents that we interviewed. I sought her ought specifically because I’d noticed Isabelle recently representing several luxury homes/sellers in our Noe Valley neighborhood. I noticed on her website that she was very experienced in the $2-3MM price range and also had significant success above that range (>$4MM). It was also appealing that a significant number of her recent sales had been successfully conducted off-market, indicating that she had built a strong professional network and client list. From our first interaction to the last, Isabelle exuded professionalism, experience, personalized se...— John Y.
Highly recommend Isabelle for both buyer and seller representation! Isabelle helped us both purchase and sell our home in San Francisco within two months (and during a crazy market time). She and her team (big shout out to Matthew!!) worked extremely hard, long hours to get our home ready (including repairs, paint, bathroom uplift, etc), listed, and sold within two weeks time. There were numerous contractors needed for getting the home ready to list and Isabelle and Matthew coordinated seamlessly, often making multiple trips to the house each day. Saved us a tremendous amount of time and stress knowing that they were handling everything so professio...— E. Umberg
I have now worked closely with Isabelle on the purchase of two different properties over the last 5 years. She has become someone I fully trust and respect and simply would not purchase a property without her driving the process. The biggest benefit you will get in working with Isabelle is her extensive network - she found us an absolute gem of house off-market, before it even got listed, and helped us to negotiate an extremely fair price without us having to get into a bidding war with other buyers. Remember that the best finds never get listed. The second advantage in working with her is that she has a solid team behind her and that she is excepti...— Vladislav S. and Kadri J.
Isabelle is a miracle worker — as well as a skilled negotiator, direct, clear and prompt communicator, endless font of knowledge and contacts, calming presence and all-round pleasant human to deal with. This is based, admittedly, on a very short time of working with her. It was so good working with her that we would have done it for far longer but we didn't need to, as she had identified, shown us, negotiated, and secured a house for us within four days. We interviewed her on Monday and were in contract by the Thursday. We had no idea that things could move that fast, or that smoothly. Turns out, they can if you have the right time, and the right re...— Anna P.
During the buying process, she got to know all our desires and was extremely fast at introducing us to homes that checked our boxes. In SF, speed really matters, and Isabelle is lightning-quick. She has an incredible depth of knowledge of the SF market and once we found a home we liked, she was able to help us figure out exactly how much to offer, what terms to put in our offer, and how to make it extra-presentable to the sellers, and we got it - the exact place we wanted. 5 years later, she helped us to put the same home on the market in absolute record time. She facilitated ALL the help we needed - gardeners, window washers, stagers, etc. in a ver...— Max M.
It was truly a pleasure working with Isabelle on my recent home purchase. I was connected to her through a friend who had previously had a wonderful experience with Isabelle finding a home. Even though I wasn't quite ready, she kept in contact and occasionally would send along a potential home. However, once I was ready to start my search in earnest, Isabelle jumped right in. We had a call and she took time to understand what criteria was most important to me and got me set up with some places to look at online. Each time I saw something of interest she was extremely responsive and had a showing set up in no time. What was most helpful was her knowl...— Jamie R.
I couldn't recommend Isabelle any more highly. Isabelle was crucial in helping my wife and I find our dream home -- she was professional, highly responsive, and very knowledgeable about the SF real-estate market and especially the Bernal area. Isabelle accompanied us to many houses to understand our constraints and after each visit, she was able to skillfully calibrate more and more to focus on what my wife and I most wanted. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Isabelle has a strong network of professionals that helped us to find the right loan officer, explore off-market properties, move at lightning speed when we did find the right house, and ge...— Leonardo B.
Isa was wonderful to work with. Buying and selling a house is not easy, but she really made it as easy on us as possible. We never has to wait for any responses or work on her part because she was always 10 steps ahead of the rest of us. She took the time to explain our options carefully when negotiations were being made and helped us weigh the pros and cons of every situation and had our personal goals and lifestyle always at top of mind. She is honest, super knowledgeable of the industry and local market, and on top of everything through the process. We felt a deep sense of trust, with Isa and felt taken care of every step of the way. Could not as...— Tia R.
My wife and I have worked with Isabelle twice on home purchases and she's been a dream to work with -- always quick to respond, open to all questions large and small, fantastic taste, knows the SF market inside and out, knows market trends, flexible enough to work with a wide range of buyers and sellers, great at dealing with the agents on the other side of the transaction. Our first home-buying process was long and exploratory and slow, and our second time around was lightning fast -- in both cases, Isabelle was the key to getting it done with total peace of mind. We can't wait to work with her to sell our house too. I'd recommend her to anyone loo...— Harper A.
Isabelle has been a fantastic agent for us. As first time buyers, she took the time to walk us through the whole process and answer all our questions before we decided to start looking for houses. During the search, Isabelle was very responsive, taking our feedback into account very effectively, and helping us identify our needs and criteria. She has an excellent knowledge of the city and the real estate network which helped us gain access to a lot of properties for sale.— Maud T.
Matthew is quick, organized, detailed oriented, and easy to work with. He was able to accommodate my sudden change of timeline. He was able to pull off viewing within hours of being contacted during the pandemic, put together a compelling offer, and send out the offer to seller within hours that allowed me to close in very short amount of time without a hassle.— Ashton C.
Isabelle is an absolute star. She is unfailingly honest, provides amazing advice at every turn, and is also just generally a good person to spend time with, which is well, somewhat unique in her field. She has an incredible network as well, which helps both when finding a house and negotiating, but also with contractors once the house is yours.— Ben F.
Isabelle is a powerhouse real estate agent who is also as kind and patient as the day is long. Keen wit, solid knowledge of construction and design, and had an incredible sense of what my fiancé and I wanted. You would be lucky to have her as your agent. We certainly were.— Peter D.
From the moment we started dreaming about purchasing a home in the Bay Area, to 3 years later when this dream actually became a reality, Isabelle was with us every step of the way and we couldn't have done it without her.— Laura L.
A friend had recommended her with raving reviews and she more than delivered and exceeded expectations. Isabelle is extremely knowledgeable of not just real estate dynamics but also internal or external factors.— Shumei O.
Isabelle Grotte’s team is centered around authenticity and transparency; it is of utmost importance to them that every client feels completely informed, knowing they are making a clear decision when the sale is complete.