Chris and Terry were recommended to me by our friend who is a local realtor. I did not know the San Francisco realty market. They were fantastic and pleasure to work with when we bought our first condo. When we decide to buy another one we reached out to them and again had a great experience. They continue to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding the market and the nuances that are needed to navigate through the process. With their expert help and guidance, again, we were able to buy what we wanted on very favorable terms. They made be the process easy and I do not think that we would’ve accomplished getting our place without their help. I highly recommend Chris and Terry for anyone who is interested in a property in San Francisco.
—William N. – Buyer
I listed my SF Condo with Chris and Terry during a difficult selling period and they aggressively marketed the unit and attracted several potential buyers. They were professional, responsive, and helpful throughout the process resulting in a satisfactory sale. I would certainly recommend Chris and Terry for your real estate activities.
—Bob A. – Seller
My fiancée and I started our home search process a few months ago and are so glad that we decided to work with Chris and Terry.
They were the perfect agents who were incredibly knowledgeable of the SF real estate market and were well connected to other agents. Chris and Terry had our best interests in mind throughout the whole process; they never pushed us into a place we didn't love and made us feel like they were on our team the whole time. When we finally closed on our home, they went above and beyond to celebrate our purchase.
We highly recommend Chris and Terry for anyone interested in buying a home in San Francisco.
—Blake S. – Buyers
Have known Chris and Terry for 14 years. They helped me buy my first place when i didn't know what i was doing and i just worked with them through the sale of that same condo. I always knew, for all 14 years, that I would call them when it was time to sell. Chris and Terry work their tails off for their clients. They are incredibly well connected in SF and are highly respected. There is never pressure to take a place that is not a fit for the buyer and they understand market dynamics to know when to sell, how to attract buyers, etc. They make the process as easy as it can be.
—Jon S. – Buyer and Seller
Chris and Terry helped our son and daughter in law find their first home. On their recommendation we thought Terry and Chris could help us find a pied de terre in the city. We really didn't know what we wanted or where to look. With patience they helped us narrow down areas and figure out what we needed and wanted. My husband and I have very different ideas about houses. Chris figured out quickly how to work with both of us. Between Covid and the fact that we live in Los Angeles it could have been challenging but they made it so easy. We had to do the transactions and all the escrow electronically. Terry made sure everything was in order. They continue to be helpful after the sale with recommendations of service people we will need. They are wonderful company, really know the city and are experts that give great advice.
—Brigette H. – Buyer
Chris and Terry are the consummate professionals. They think strategically, and execute tactically on every detail. They sold our Hayes Valley condo in four days -- the very condo they found for us over 12 years ago. With us out of town, and unable to help at all, they managed the entire process, flawlessly and with regular updates. Beyond that, they are warm, gracious and excellent listeners. Without hesitation, I will work with them again.
—Jonathan L. – Buyer and Seller
Chris and Terry were terrific to work with. They kept us informed every step of the way through the listing and sale of our deceased relative's condominium and made things as easy for us as possible. Their knowledge was invaluable and their advice was solid. I was able to sign all documents online, which was a huge time saver. Thanks!!
—Kathy S. – Seller
Once again, Chris and Terry went above and beyond, helping us sell our home- 5 offers all above asking and a 10 day all cash close- DURING THE PANDEMIC! Thank you both so much for helping us through this roller coaster ride!
—Tim L. – Buyer and Seller
I have worked with Chris and Terry twice now, both on buying and selling my house. They were excellent on both sides of the transactions. As a commercial real estate investor myself, I appreciate the value that can be created by working with good agents (and also the degradation that can occur from bad agents). I am therefore extremely picky on who I will work with and my level of expectations are very high. Chris and Terry are both sharp guys and understand the market and what buyers are looking for (which changed significantly in the time I owned by house). They were responsive, jumped right in to manage the vendors and processes, and made my life much easier. I highly recommend them and plan to work with them again when I buy my next house.
—Ryan B. – Buyer and Seller
Chris and Terry were incredibly helpful as we went through our home-buying process. It took us nine months of searching before we made an offer, and they were extremely patient, never pushing us to settle for something we weren't happy with. They spent a lot of time trying to better understand what we were looking for, and improving their filters and suggestions. They also steered us to a great mortgage broker who helped get a pre-approved loan with a great rate and very little hassle.
When we did find a place we were ready to buy, they sprang into action, guiding us through the house in person, making sure we were aware of what we were purchasing, and then collaborating to put together a clean offer that won us the property, over similar bidders with more complex deals. We managed to close in less than three weeks, and even at the end of the process they thoughtfully sent along an information sheet with the numbers of the local utility and service companies, so we could easily update everything we needed to move in.
I'd highly recommend hiring Chris and Terry as your agents, they did a marvelous job for us.
—Pete W. – Buyer
We are simply thrilled with the results Chris and Terry produced on the sale of our condo in San Francisco….almost 20% over asking price during the winter months. Wow.
They are a terrific team exhibiting complementary strengths and we always felt we were in very capable hands. We highly recommend Chris and Terry when the time comes to sell your San Francisco property.
—Charles S. – Seller
Chris and Terry did a fantastic job of selling my condo in Pacific Heights in San Francisco. From the beginning, when they met with me to discuss the sale and all the way through the close, they were organized and on top of every detail. They kept me apprised of the process along the way and were always available to answer any questions that I had. I would recommend them in a heartbeat for someone either looking to buy or looking to sell.
—Jamie M. – Seller
I literally cannot say enough good things about Chris & Terry. They worked with us when we were looking to purchase in SF, and were great about staying in touch, finding properties, and just really being partners in our journey. I felt like I had friends working with me who really cared about the outcome for our family...friends that were highly knowledgeable and experts in their fields!
Recently Chris & Terry helped us with our condo sale in San Francisco. There were a million decisions to make, and they coordinated them all seamlessly. My panicked emails and text were always answered quickly, calmly, and with a touch of humor, that reassured me everything was going to be all right. I had very high standards for the staging and open houses - lucky for me, their standards were even higher! They worked within my tight budget and timeline, getting us a successful sale between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
My family will be forever grateful to Chris & Terry for their friendship and assistance in ensuring our condo ended up in good hands. I have met and worked with many agents over the years, and Chris & Terry are truly the best!
—Rebecca A. – Seller
Chris and Terry are a great team that work really well together to help clients meet their needs and goals, and deal with difficult situations. My situation working with them was a very difficult and tedious one. I was an administrator for a probate sale whereby one of the heirs were disgruntled and did not want the house sold. There were a lot of open resistance, delays and setbacks. Chris and Terry were very patient and committed to meet the needs that made the sale a success. If they work this well in the midst of this kind of adversity. then there is no doubt about what their success would be in less cumbersome situations. They get my thumbs up recommendation.
—Joseph G. – Seller
I am so grateful for Terry and Chris. I've used them four times now over the years- the purchase of my very first condo, and the latest of a small investment property. In all cases, they made me aware of things to worry about (and to not worry about, just as important). They connected me with useful professionals to help me in other areas like a leasing broker and attorney. And I definitely needed their help on the negotiating strategy and I strongly feel they helped me get to the right result. I have continued to go back to them because, time after time, I realized how much I could count on their professionalism and customer service. You won't regret choosing them as your brokers.
—Jennifer L. – Buyer and Seller
Chris and his team are amazing to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy property in the long or short term. My wife and I meet Chris probably more than 2 years ago. We characterized ourselves as "opportunistic buyers", we were looking for that perfect house in San Francisco that would fit both our family and budget. Chris stayed in touch throughout the years without being pushy at all, he was always there for us and would check out properties whenever we asked him to. He would also gently propose alternatives and more importantly gave us his sincere and honest feedback on everything we looked at. Well, we finally found our dream home and moved into it last month. That is when we realized how amazing these guys are! He has stayed in touch with us even after the move, making sure everything goes smoothly and providing help when things haven't. He has provided list of reliable movers, contractors, technicians, etc to make sure the house runs perfectly. Chris is part of the family now!
—Enrique O. – Buyer
These guys are still the most amazing RE team I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I worked mostly with Terry, and he made our condo sale a breeze, even when I was away in Minnesota. I can't say enough nice things about them! I recommend hiring them, absolutely no question.
—Morgan J. – Seller
We have used the services of Chris and Terry first in the purchase of a San Francisco condo in 2002 and second in the sale of that same condo in the autumn of 2016. They have a wealth of experience and expertise, and their understanding of the markets in both instances was key to each successful transaction. Both are friendly and responsive and bring a necessary sense of humor and balance to what can sometimes be stressful circumstances. They are resourceful and know how to leverage their extensive network of partners and resources to ensure that clients are provided with a full suite of services to facilitate each transaction. We were very pleased with the results and recommend Chris and Terry highly.
—Patrick Z. – Seller
Chris and Terry are simply Wonderful! Prompt, responsive, professional -- and warm. They walked me through an emotional sale with such grace. They handled a huge unexpected problem swiftly and conscientiously and, in the end, both we and the buyers were happy. I'm happy to call them my agents and friends. I'd recommend them in a hot minute!
—Tina C. – Seller
Chris and Terry are amazing to work with. It is obvious they love what they do and love people. They were recommended to me and my elderly aunt from my friend Diane. She had hired them to sell her San Francisco property, in which they did a spectacular job. She went on and on about how they are the only agents to use. I took her advice and I couldn't have been any more excited to see them go to work for my family. So impressed at the 1st class job they did. Excellent communicators and very driven to work hard for us. Believe me when I say, the property we were selling was not an easy one. By the end of the sale they became an extension of my family. So not only did we make a great profit, but my aunt and I made close friends for life. They are the real deal and the only agents I would hire in the future. Love, Love, Love these guys!
—Lenora T. – Seller
Chris & Terry are the absolute best real estate agents I have ever worked with! I hired them to sell my home in San Francisco while I am living abroad in Mexico. Their knowledge of the industry and attention to detail is incredible! They have amazing communication skills; I knew everything that was going on at all times during the process. They coordinated everything for me from repairs, having the house painted to hiring stagers to prepare the home for sale. They guided me in making knowledgeable decisions and assisted with several complex transactions. Their professionalism, dedication, commitment, knowledge, truthfulness and trust made my experience seamless and simple! I would highly recommend them! Thank You Chris and Terry!
—Diane H. – Seller
Chris and Terry did a fantastic job helping us move into our beautiful Baker Street home back in 2007. We took the leap and moved from the Mission to Cow Hollow, and it has been an amazing transition for us. We really appreciated the partnership and professionalism of Chris and Terry. They helped us negotiate a fair deal, were exceptionally easy to work with throughout the process, and advised on how we could expedite the process, closing within three weeks. We love our home and we are grateful to still call Chris and Terry our friends today.
—Anna R. – Buyer
If I could give 10 stars, I would. I did real estate loans for 30 years and worked with many realtors, but knowing what I know, I would only work with Chris & Terry. They are so on top of everything, you can't expect more. Responsive, totally knowledgeable and great to work with, they helped me with several very complicated transactions over the past 5 years. I needed the experience of these pros to pull it all together and they did NOT disappoint. They're a tough act to beat; what can I say!
—Linda G. – Seller
We recently purchased a condominium in the summer of 2015 in San Francisco. We were referred to Chris and Paragon Real Estate Company by another realtor. This is not the first piece of property we’ve purchased; however, it is the first property we’ve purchased in San Francisco. It is a seller’s market in the City, and as a buyer we were expecting to have to make many offers on many properties. We were very fortunate in that the second piece of property we made an offer on we were successful in acquiring and are now the proud owners. I attribute our rapid acquisition to the advice and guidance of Chris. I feel he was always receptive to our financial parameters. During the course of negotiation Chris made a few suggestions which enhanced our position as buyers; yet he recognized it was ultimately our decision whether or not to pursue the purchase. We were very impressed with the efficiency of Paragon Realty. My emails were answered promptly as were our phone calls. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris, Terry and Paragon Realty. It was a pleasure doing business with them.
—Lorie B. – Buyer
Chris and Terry exceeded my expectations for the support they provided throughout the process of selling our house in the Marina. They were experts on the real estate in the Marina and their recommendations and knowledge in the process of getting our house ready to sell as well as marketing our house was outstanding. I give them the highest recommendations in regards to supporting a smooth and efficient process for the seller as well as getting the highest value for the property.
—Ernie D. – Seller
I attribute the success to the wonderful partnership we formed for the sale and the professionalism that you brought to the process. I placed my complete trust and confidence in both of you from the very start the day we all sat down together to sign the paperwork. You carefully walked me through all the steps and the timeline for the sale and we made a “to do list” with clear direction on what was to be done and by whom. Your cadence, planning, foresight and experience made it easy to walk through the process step by step. It was a bit of work getting the condo ready to be presented, but the result of my following your direction to the letter resulted in a beautiful home that I was proud to show. Indeed, I have fallen in love with this condo all over again now that the clutter is gone and the beautiful light is showcased. You scheduled the window washing, the repairs and maintenance and arranged for furniture pick-up for me. I really cannot believe how quickly you made all of this happen and I am so grateful again for the way we were able to work together. I truly benefitted from the depth and breadth of your experience and am stunned at what we were able to accomplish in such a short amount of time.
I have to admit I had to take a deep breath when you told me the listing price of $1.275 million, I had hoped to sell the condo for closer to $1.35 million. I swallowed hard and kept my concerns to myself, knowing that with your 22 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the San Francisco market, that you had a strategy planned. And boy oh boy, did it pay off big time. Eight offers and a sales price $265,000 over asking!! And an already negotiated back up offer in the wings!! I am just stunned.
—Stephanie H. – Seller
“I had the good fortune to be referred to Chris Stafford when I was looking to buy my first home, and we worked together for nearly a year and a half before finding the perfect place. San Francisco is an incredibly difficult real estate market with properties selling very quickly and often with multiple bids, so it was very helpful to have someone so familiar with the San Francisco market on my side. At every turn Chris gave me helpful advice, and perhaps most importantly, I always felt like I could trust him. When we did finally find the right place for me, I can attest that he stayed on top of all of the details with the utmost care and saw me all the way through the process, making it easy and stress-free. I would recommend him highly and without reservation.”
—Matt I. – Buyer
The dynamic duo of Chris and Terry came together as real estate agents extraordinaire. Perhaps the most salient aspect of their service was the complimentary teamwork. If one individual was unavailable, the other would always be ready for any inquiry. Their timeliness was impeccable and their knowledge of the market was broad and genuine. Also, Chris and Terry were very friendly and a pleasure with whom to work. We would entrust any further real estate endeavor in San Francisco to their capable hands.
—Jill and Kenneth R. – Sellers
Rachel and I always had total confidence in your ability, skill, knowledge and experience in the real estate business. You were professional and supportive throughout the entire process as well as responsive. You never pressured us to buy in the slightest but once we made up our minds on a property you pursued the deal aggressively and got us a great price.
—Paul B. & Rachel R. – Buyers
Thank you very much for always being there for me over the past five months. I think you know that buying one’s first property is a very nerve-wrecking, hectic process, but you two did the best anyone could in keeping me “calm” and optimistic.
—Adam J. – Buyer
You and Terry handled everything about the sale of our home so deftly and professionally. …you really showed your humanity with our tenant, and we are grateful to you for this. Terry was a real dream to work with, anticipating our needs and questions, with his phone calls, and excellent follow-up.
—Devera and Michael W. – Sellers
…I was most impressed with the professional manner in which both you and your associate, Terry Wright, went about presenting the property, explaining the process every step of the way, keeping me informed, and finally making the whole process as painless as possible. Watching you and Terry interact with the other agents, and their clients, instilled a true confidence that I had made the right choice in selecting you to handle the property.
—Lou P. – Seller