Meredith Martin began her real estate career over 14 years ago as a Buyer's Agent in the South of Market district of San Francisco. Over the years, Meredith has spent time honing her craft by representing multiple Seller's, Buyers, Developers, Empty-Nesters, and Real Estate Investors. She has closed over 300 transactions, worth in excess $120 million dollars. Her experience includes Single Family Homes, SF Cooperatives, Conversion lofts, High-end luxury Condominiums as well as Bank Owned and Short Sale transactions. In addition, she is one of a handful of real estate professionals who has specialized in New Developments and Loft condominiums since the 1990's.
Meredith believes a good agent...
Cares more about your priorities and your money than their commission. As your fiduciary representative, that is actually an agent's legal obligation. (And in a business based on reputation and referrals, it's also smart business.) Negotiates effectively and, at your instruction, aggressively to achieve the best possible price and terms. (A good agent who knows how to negotiate can easily make a 5% difference in sales price when compared to a mediocre one). Never makes decisions for you nor pushes you to make decisions a certain way, but lays out all the information, options and strategies for your consideration. Ensures you understand what's happening, what's necessary and what's at stake at every step. Tells you the truth as best as can be discerned-positives, negatives, upsides, downsides, changes in the situation...even what you might not want to hear. Offers an array of qualified professional resources-inspectors, lawyers, escrow and loan agents, etc.-and advises you when their counsel is required. Coordinates, manages and controls-based upon your decisions-every aspect of the process. Always with an eye to protecting your interests. Knows the market in your geographic area and property type inside out-its values, market trends, neighborhoods, pros and cons, legal issues, its agents. Gives you the time and attention you need. Keeps his or her promises. Works hard. Works on your timeline. Has excellent client references. Ideally, loves the business of real estate-because it's simply more enjoyable to work with someone who enjoys what they do. The quality of the agent working on your behalf-his or her competence, integrity, work ethic and commitment to your interests-can make an enormous difference in the outcome of your home purchase or sale.
Meredith Martin is a licensed Realtor® and a lifelong Bay Area resident, having grown up just south of San Francisco in Half Moon Bay. In addition to her local real estate knowledge Meredith has both lived and owns property in Sydney Australia, and maintains active working relationships with real estate agents in several International cities as well as locally in all Bay Area Counties.