Alexandra oversees the team's business operations and project details. Before real estate, Alexandra spent the first 12 years of her career in the fast-paced advertising industry where she collaborated with leading global companies to create compelling brand campaigns. She brings agency-level marketing and project management skills to the table, and works closely with Stephanie to present every property impeccably. A Bay Area native, Alexandra lives in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood with her husband and 2 daughters. In her off-time, Alexandra loves spending time outdoors with her family and wine tasting in Napa Valley.
Stephanie Johnson was an amazing partner, facilitator, advisor, and negotiator when we were buying our home. We were trying to buy in a very specific area so we could be near our daughter's new high school, and we were trying to close during the summer in a pretty short window so we could be in the house before school started. Stephanie took the time to understand our priorities, the neighborhoods we preferred and what we were willing to trade off when purchasing. She assessed the market very accurately and was able to give us excellent comps for each property we considered. She helped us see beyond the surface of each home as well, pointing out wha...— Sophia V.
Forget whoever you've worked with in the past because Stephanie should be your next agent. Earlier this year, she helped us sell our house in the midst of a worldwide pandemic in three weeks. From listing to sale. And for more than we had optimistically hoped to get. But let's start from the beginning. We have now worked with Stephanie twice once to buy our house and then to sell that same house year later. When we decided to sell, Stephanie was our first call, without hesitation. She came super prepared for the first meeting and gave us a thorough overview of market conditions for properties like ours, an idea of what we needed to get done prior to...— Amit T.
I've bought and sold several houses with many different Realtors®. Stephanie is by far, the best one I have worked with - helping me find a house in SF in this crazy real estate market. Realtors® don't have the best reputation as a profession the stereotypical Realtor® is pushy, just looking for the next sale, short-term oriented, doing the minimum necessary to get the deal, pushing you to try and buy the most expensive property available blah blah blah. Stephanie is nothing like this. From the first time I met with her, she took pains to understand exactly what I was looking for and why. I have a very busy schedule and Stephanie always adjusted her...— Tapan B.
I cannot recommend Stephanie enough! I have worked with other Realtors® before, but Stephanie was the one who helped me purchase my first home. From start to finish, she was amazing. I had first reached out to Stephanie at the recommendation of a family friend. Stephanie adjusted her busy schedule to meet with me in the same week I reached out to her. In our first meeting, she took the time to get to know what I was looking for and then was very active in finding properties that she thought would fit the bill. In fact, the home that I purchased was one of the ones she had recommended! Since it was my first time purchasing, Stephanie went to great le...— Raylene C.
Stephanie Johnson did a fantastic job selling our San Francisco loft. She handled the entire process, start to finish and was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Our condo needed some major TLC before we could put it on the market and Stephanie managed every step of the process. We needed all new paint, new carpet, various plumbing and heating fixes, professional window washing and new base boards. All we had to do was hand her a pair of keys to the condo and she took care of everything else. She coordinated with vendors, got us multiple estimates and supervised the work. When it came time to sell, after just one open-house we had multiple of...— Nicholas Z.
Stephanie is excellent at this job and a pleasure to work with. We came to her with a fantasy of finding an off-market, un-renovated single-family fixer (but a fixer that was livable with only minor work!) on Potrero Hill for a reasonable (for San Francisco) price. We were pretty sure this wasn't going to happen, but Stephanie made it so within a few weeks of us starting to look seriously. On the mechanics of the transaction, Stephanie was also topping: she knows the purchase contract cold, knows how much strategic value is in each contingency, and presses every point of leverage without alienating the counterparty. Stephanie guided us through a fai...— Alex W.
Stephanie recently helped me buy a condo in Hayes Valley. She actually helped me through a long ordeal with a new-construction developer that fell through after two years. And afterwards, there were many open houses and new listings, a few starts and stops in the house hunting process, and a couple offers before we finally closed on a place. I can't thank her enough for her patience and guidance through this entire time. The past two years I've been to many open houses and seen a lot of units. I've met a lot of listing agents and it's funny that they all seem to know her when they ask who my agent is. It's comforting to know your agent deals with a ...— Jeff D.
Stephanie proved to be an invaluable asset in helping us find the San Francisco home that met all our needs. As first time buyers, we needed a partner who could not only steer us through the complications of the shopping and buying process, but also would tirelessly defend our best interests and advise us away from overly risky situations. In one instance, she advised us to walk away from a deal during negotiations when problems arose during the inspection process. When we found the property we wanted, Stephanie successfully negotiated a fair price, managed the re-writing of HOA language to better serve our interests, and guided us to an on time clo...— Ben & Amie F.
I thought selling my condo from the other side of the country would be extremely stressful and painful, but Stephanie truly made it effortless. She found all the contractors and vendors we needed to get the place ready, ensured we had several estimates, took the time to let them all in and out of the unit and ensured the work was completed as planned. Completing the paperwork was super easy, most of it was via an online tool that allows for signatures virtually, which made it so simple and made my life so much easier. I’ve seriously been raving about how fabulous Stephanie is to everyone I’ve talked to about selling my place. I would recommend her t...— Amy M.
In January 2020 we contacted Stephanie to help us sell our condominium in San Francisco. She worked with us to find contractors to update the 30 year old unit to get it into perfect condition for a sale. We were scheduled to stage on March 17. On March 16, the pandemic shutdown in San Francisco was announced. With Stephanie's professional help we navigated what was a completely new situation for everyone with changing rules and regulations every day. After consultation and debate, it was decided to put the unit on the market anyway regardless of the apparent hurdles and obstacles. It was the right choice and ended well with a sale in less than 45 da...— Anne R.
As first time home-buyers, we needed someone who could gracefully lead us through the entire process of finding a home from start to finish. Stephanie did just that! She made what could have been an overwhelming process, a seamless and enjoyable experience. Knowledgeable, patient, exceptionally thorough and a pleasure to be around, we would recommend her to anyone looking for property in San Francisco. She introduced us to new neighborhoods, listened intently to what we were looking for in our first home, and helped us navigate the ins and outs of San Francisco real estate. The result? We’re content and settled in a place that will keep us happy for...— Robin O.
Stephanie will get your house sold! Before heading out on a 3-week vacation in June, I hired Stephanie to sell my Castro condo. By the time I came back from vacation she had the condo beautifully staged, the neglected garden was rejuvenated, and the whole place just looked better than ever. She also managed my move into my new apartment while I was gone. After one open house, we had multiple offers and got over asking. Stephanie is super detail oriented, a highly strategic marketer and negotiator, and an overall remarkable professional to work with. If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate in San Francisco, I couldn’t recommend anyone more capab...— Christian R.
Five stars to Stephanie Johnson. She is kind and thoughtful, yet maintains a no-nonsense attitude that helps cut through the miles of red tape involved in a purchase. She commands a great deal of respect from her amazing team of brokers, inspectors, and fellow agents. This obvious respect from her peers made us feel certain that she was the right choice for us. She is prompt and professional, and made our purchase happen smoothly and efficiently. Her commitment to her clients extends well past the date of closure, and we appreciate very much her patience with us as first time buyers.— Gabriel L.
We worked with Stephanie in a kinda complicated situation. She was awesome. She worked her butt off for us and we sold our condo in 3 days and got asking price–at the beginning of the housing bust when we thought it might sit for ages. She has an aggressive marketing strategy and does a nice job of balancing her opinion with what you want. In the end, I think we did everything she wanted…and she was right! She is extremely professional, yet easy to talk to and, as I already said, works really hard for you. Will definitely use her again.— Alicia R.
I was introduced to Stephanie by luck through her husband. I don’t know how I would have gone through this overwhelming process of buying a home without her advice and experience. Her dedication and drive was inspiring and was the only reason why I still had a hope of finding my dream home after 20 or so open houses. She had a goal, and that was to find me my dream home, and she did. She has all the knowledge and skills needed to make any real estate experience a prosperous and successful one. Thank you for everything!— Amir F.
Stephanie’s level of service was exactly what I wanted and more than I expected from a Realtor®. She does what it takes to make the house search as enjoyable and smooth a process as possible. During negotiations with the seller, Stephanie came up with creative ways to get the most value for our money. Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable of the SF market and always had our best interests in mind. I will definitely use Stephanie again in the future, she is a great Realtor® and I strongly recommend her.— Danielle H.
My husband and I cannot praise Stephanie enough. She guided us through selling our house during the Covid-19 outbreak. She managed our nervousness and our expectations about going on the market. Stephanie always had a well thought through strategy. She gave us very clear advice and it worked! We sold our house within 9 days of going on the market over the price we hoped to get. She returned calls and followed up on any questions we had. We were very satisfied with the process and end results.— Sandra M.
Stephanie is phenomenal. I've worked with a number of agents on both buying and selling homes in the bay area. She is by far the best. Her knowledge of the market is top notch and her strong negotiation skills, great instincts, and practical advice really set her apart. Far apart really. Wish I had found her sooner!— Zac A.
It’s hard to believe I’ve been working with Stephanie for 5 years. She’s helped me buy and sell two homes each. I trust her explicitly and know she’s truly looking out for me and my best interests. Buying or selling a home is no small task – I wouldn’t work with anyone but Stephanie!— Kim M.
Stephanie is a wonderful real estate agent. She cares about her clients and is always striving to get them the best overall deal possible. Stephanie understands Finance, is passionate about the real estate market and is very thorough and diligent.— Fif G.
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