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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 service, responsiveness and a motivation to exceed our goals. As first time sellers, we had a ton of questions, no doubt some of them rather basic and some of them particular to our unique needs. She responded to every one of our myriad questions patiently, generously and comprehensively. Isabelle loves homes and treats her job like a vocation. She appreciates design, understands seller and buyer mindsets and motivations, and strives to execute transactions that are much more meaningful than a simple exchange of capital. We were very pleased that all of her guidance for us was offered with an openness to feedback and cooperation. Though she is an expert, she did not force our decisions or demand that we follow a prescribed path. For instance, she offered trusted vendors but was open to working with vendors we had worked with before. Similarly, she offered options around timing and sequencing of tasks, while guiding us to make decisions that best suited our needs. Though Isabelle can expertly lead all dimensions of a sale on her own -- She and her team worked with us as true partners; where all parties were comfortable, values were aligned, skills were appropriately tapped, and goals were well defined. And the results speak for themselves: Isabelle helped us to meet or exceed our goals on every aspect of the sale. I give her my strongest recommendation, especially for sellers of higher-end homes in the San Francisco market. - John Y.
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 exceptionally well organized. I pride myself in my organization and execution capabilities, but Isabelle is on a different level. Buying a home is a complex process, with a lot of variables and an endless list of critical follow-up items. Isabelle does not skip a beat and has a 100% delivery rate for anything she says she will do for you and help with. From lenders, to inspectors, to architects and structural engineers - she connected us with quality experts who were essential in us closing on the property. Finally, she has an uncanny ability to know exactly what it will take to get the deal done, on terms which both sides will be happy with. That increases your chances of success significantly in what is an otherwise a highly competitive market. There is a reason she is a top 1% performer - I would never buy or sell a home with anyone else. And if I had any advice for you - it would be please listen to Isabelle's advice. She knows what she is doing and what will make you successful. - 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 realtor. And even though we had known her a relatively short time, Isabelle was incredibly attentive, generous with her time and expertise, always fast to respond and to help where she could throughout the whole process, from knowledge of off-market properties that finally secured us a home (we'd been looking, bidding, and failing for two years before we met her), to her guidance all the way through the buying process and onward into finding contractors and providing advice on services. For us, she was the best possible realtor — we can't imagine leaving the house she helped us buy right now for another place in the city, but if we do, Isabelle will be the person we'll work with. - 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 very compressed schedule. She got us top dollar for our home. Her network, her marketing skills, and her knowledge of San Francisco make her an amazing agent. Furthermore, she's just wonderful to work with and treated the sale of our home like it was just as important to her as it was to us. I'd do business again with Isabelle in a heartbeat, and I refer any friends I know of who are buying/selling in SF to her - and I'll continue to do so! - 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 knowledge and support when actually at properties. She asked questions and pointed out things to consider that I wouldn't have thought of. I knew at the first showing that I would have a true advisor and partner in the process, rather than someone trying to push me. After finding the perfect home Isabelle has kept in touch and we had a lovely celebratory toast at my home...for 3 hours because we had so much fun talking! - 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 get introduced to designers or builders to help make our house a home after our purchase. She was a terrific thought partner throughout the house-buying process and we have recommended, and will continue to recommend her, to friends and family. - Leonardo B.
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.
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 looking for a GREAT agent. - Harper A.
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.