Why clients choose to work with Pota
Enjoyable to work with
Pota made this a painless experience for us through her calm presence, assertiveness and professionalism. We have truly enjoyed working with her.
Local knowledge and lots of it
When I shop I shop local. Pota was the natural choice for our Realtor when the time came to sell our property.
Pota was instrumental in our buying our current condo in the Richmond and has always been a wealth of unbiased knowledge about topics even well beyond housing (she has a long, successful track record in real estate and also has a grade-school-aged son-- she knows a ton about schools, etc.). Most important, Pota has never pushed us into any decision, nor encouraged us to buy beyond our means. That has proved to be especially pivotal in the last 2-3 years, as we (sadly) have seen plenty of other folks in over their heads in real estate. She really helps set people up for long-term success.
Going the extra mile
Five stars for Pota! She goes the extra mile... actually the extra ten miles, and then some. She is super savvy and got me what all other real estate agents said was impossible. I went through four other agents before her. She listened to what I wanted and she stuck by me through thick and thin. She is the one!
Throughout the listing and sale process, Pota exhibited not only a high degree of professionalism, but also had enthusiasm and determination that made the process very smooth. Her knowledge of the Panhandle and NOPA area are extensive, and she does whatever it takes to ensure her clients remain fully informed on the results of open houses, inquiries and current market conditions. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Pota in the future, and recommend her without hesitation."
Wise counsel and good luck charm : )
I have worked with Pota now on three different transactions representing me from both the Buy and Sell side. It easy to say Pota is my good luck charm but when you get into the details of how she performs her job you grow to appreciate how good she really is. Pota redefines the concept of being "hands on". She provides wise counsel on pricing supported by facts not intuition, is readily available and is an excellent communicator and listener. In addition, she has a keen eye for making critical staging decisions and flagging construction defect issues that would be noted by proposed buyers and finally she provides valuable feedback on the contract process. I have worked with other realtors that are not present at the open houses and seem to treat an assignment like selling or buying a home like an extension of a cocktail party. It is the pure professionalism and attention to detail that makes Pota stand out amongst her peers.
Long distance clients
Pota recently handled all aspects of the sale of my sister's house in San Francisco. She provided outstanding service and is the best realtor I have ever dealt with. As I live in the Seattle area and recently moved my sister up here, we relied on Pota to do much of what an owner would normally do to get the house ready to sell. She was amazing. Her recommendations on pricing, staging and repairs enabled us to sell the house very quickly and at a price above our expectations. Pota was always available to take our calls and promptly dealt with all issues from the time of the listing through the closing. She is simply the best.
I'm delighted to have had such a positive experience, and also of course am thrilled with the outcome.
Tireless property search
Pota helped us find our current home we've been in now for a year and a half. She worked tirelessly finding us new listings, comparables, financing info--it went on and on for months and she never tired. This was when the market was much more competitive so things could get discouraging. When we finally found the right place, she walked us through the bidding process and now we have a home! After the purchase she continued to follow up, helping us find contractors and making sure all was well. We highly recommend her as a realtor!
Step by step guidance
Pota walked us through one of the most important steps we had taken, buying a house in San Francisco. She was always available every time we called, helped us through the entire process of inspections, loans, and the one thousand questions we had, being first time homebuyers.
She made the steps easy to understand and we knew we could trust her guidance and advice. She carefully went over all documents with us, took the time to show us our new home again as we waited to finalize the sale, a nerve racking time for anyone buying a home.
She generously purchased a home owners warranty for us as we went through the mortgage company -- thank you! And she also purchased an outdoor table on the deck, which she knew we liked and had inquired about with them -- again, thank you! The day we moved in, she had left a welcome basket in our new kitchen, containing champagne, champagne flutes, chocolates and a guide to dog ownership. She knew we had wanted a dog for many years, but had been unable to have one due to our formerly renting where pets weren't allowed.
Pota went above and beyond to assure everything moved forward smoothly. She was competent, accessible, warm and thoughtful throughout our entire experience. We are very grateful for everything she did for us, she was fantastic to work with. She is a lovely generous person and we feel very lucky to have crossed paths with her. We love our new home and we get our dog in two weeks. Life is good! Pota, thank you for everything! You are the best!
-D. Middleton and M. Calame
Sincerity, trust, integrity, advocacy
Pota is one of the most sincere, genuine and trustworthy people I have had the pleasure to deal with. I always felt that she was representing my best interests.
Performance surpassing promise
Just a note to let you know how much I appreciated the level of professional competence and sensitivity you demonstrated in the handling of the sale of my property on Clayton Street. Rarely in my professional or personal life have I seen a better example of performance matching and surpassing promise.
Smart pricing and preparation
Pota and Stephanie took marvelous care of me from the moment we first connected until after my home sold. They are smart, attentive and incredibly personable professionals. The pricing and preparation of my home were so well thought out, that I had multiple offers within a few days of the first open house, and a sale wrapped up before a week had gone by. It was amazing! I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
Devotion to clients
"I'm impressed with how devoted you are to your job and to people."
Ebullience and humanity
Our property sold for more than the list price and more than any other agent had predicted, thanks to Pota. But the results only tell a part of the story; the rest is process. Pota was unfailingly present whenever we needed her-she would answer her voicemail within minutes, even for the most trivial or obsessive question. She took charge of every detail. She was ebullient. And she displayed a remarkable professionalism, guiding us through the labyrinth of building codes and real estate etiquette with admirable and gentle ease. Even in those tense moments, her informed enthusiasm assuaged our panic. Pota knows what she is doing, she does it very, very well, and she know how important it is to all of us. She does a fine job with care and humanity.
Being the best
You are simply the best! We got top price because we had the top realtor working on our behalf.
Pota Perimenis is a woman's best friend and realtor during the divorce process. She is honest, ethical, skilled, experienced, well-connected to needed resources in the field (such as painters, stagers, handymen, and loan brokers) as well as caring. Her caring attitude can come in the form of tough love, which is sometimes needed when emotions are running high. I will never forget how, during a meeting to sign our initial sales documents, when I found out my ex-husband had been cheating on me for over a year, Pota took care of me. She did not say, "Poor baby." She said, "We are in a business meeting, so let's get down to business." That excellent advice kept me feeling dignified and on track. Our house sold for close to asking at close to the top of the market. The revenues I gained kept me afloat while I sorted out my emotional shock and recovered from the grief caused by the end of my marriage. I will always be deeply grateful to Pota for her professionalism and ability to get the job done even under difficult circumstances. I refer her to friends, colleagues, and even near-strangers whenever I have the opportunity.
Thank you for all you efforts, calm and good work.
Alice L. Perlman, Attorney, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
Making a complicated process easy
Thank you so much for making this process so easy for me. I have been very pleased with your service. I appreciate all your time & efforts to make this go as smoothly as possible and everything you have done in making this convenient on me and the others involved. Your knowledge and professionalism are beyond compare and it has been a pleasure working with you. I will definitely refer any business your way.
C. Overall, Trustee
Always there for clients
Just a little note to say thanks. You have always been there for me whenever there was a question or problem or just to talk. If I ever need a Realtor or any of my friends do you will be the first person on my mind. Thanks again.
Great to work with
I will always refer you to anyone I know who needs help buying or selling their place in the Bay Area - you are great to work with.
First time buyers
Pota is a wonderful agent and a genuinely nice person. She helped us purchase our first home; and being new to the process, she was patient and explained everything to us and answered all our questions. She helped us strategize about offers, financing, and was there for us every step of the way. Even now, we rely on Pota for recommendations of trustworthy workman and contractors. We highly recommend Pota.
Expertise in difficult situations
Pota, I knew I had chosen the right person when I picked you. Working with you was a pleasure. Especially in a difficult situation with a protected tenant. Not only did you handle that situation well, you did a terrific job selling our flat!
Patience with Type-A personalities, trustworthy
Pota was persistent in following up on all issues and always exhibited patience with my type A personality. As a result, we developed a close working relationship even though we lived and worked in different cities as well as a feeling of mutual trust that, I believe, was responsible for our receiving two offers that exceeded the asking price promptly following our OPEN HOUSE. In the future, if you are considering selling Real Estate in San Francisco, I feel you would be doing yourself an injustice if you did not give Pota the opportunity to represent you.
We preface this by stating that we interviewed at least six other agents from both large and small brokerages in making our decision. Pota had been referred by a friend, but we still gave the other agents who contacted us an opportunity to share their value proposition. After weeks of discussions with agents, we decided to work with Pota because she appeared to be the most knowledgeable, flexible, motivated, and genuinely interested in our welfare.
Ultimately our assumptions proved to be the case. After about 8 solid weeks of searching for a new home, Pota helped us identify a 2-unit TIC building that fit our price range and style. She also lined us up with a TIC partner who was personally and financially well aligned with us.
Through the entire closing process, Pota kept us informed of all documents and disclosures necessary to move the process along; she listened to any of our concerns and represented us fairly to other parties; and in every instance in which she didn't readily have the answers to our questions, she persistently researched and sought out the answers for us; and she never once pressured us to do anything we were not prepared to do.
Furthermore, it was shared with us through this transaction that our initial offer was accepted in large part due directly to Pota. The listing agent and sellers found her to be the most reasonable and fair in representing our offer, and there was a high degree of trust in her.
Ultimately, we were able to close on this property, with all of its TIC intricacies, in 23 days. In short, we felt Pota did everything that we would have hoped for from a valuable, experienced agent. As important, she was always a pleasure to interact with through what can be an intense process.
Now that our transaction is complete, we wish to share our experience because we believe it's important that people know about Pota!
Expert handling of complex transactions
Many years age I called Pota Perimenis for advice on our Corona Heights duplex. San Francisco presents numerous challenges for many homeowners and landlords. Pota provided sane advice and excellent referrals that helped us with our situation. Pota is not only a Realtor but she's also lives and invests in San Francisco. Her experience in this specialized market is invaluable.
Through countless conversations and emails, it felt like I've known her forever. The funny thing is, our first meeting came a week after she sold our Corona Heights property at above asking in a downtrending market. I never met her yet gave her access to our most valuable asset.
The sale at Corona Heights was not your average sale. It had numerous complexities that involved several city and county agencies, out of the ordinary financing, and really required a lot of handholding. I don't know many realtors that could have handled this sale. I also know that most realtors would have pushed off the technicalities back to the seller as much of the work was very time consuming. I hear people mumble and grumble about Realtor fees, sometimes they are justified but most of the time consumers don't realize the work necessary to make a sale. When you need something done right then you need someone that will go the extra mile.
In closing, I decided to list with Pota because she is professional, knowledgeable, and most of all she puts her heart into her work. It's that intangible quality that I cannot put into words but I will only recommend one Realtor to my friends and family and that is Pota Perimenis.
Pota knew the market and the price that would bring us serious buyers.
Communication and Intuition
She always listened to what we wanted and had a sixth sense of what we would like and not like. She never wasted our time on houses that did not meet our needs.
Personable, businesslike, knowledgable
When my husband and I first met Pota we met a very professional, well informed real estate person who put forth the pluses and minuses as to what was necessary to market our property successfully and could provide us with a selection of workmen who could get the jobs done timely. In addition to her businesslike demeanor Pota had a lot of warmth and understanding in the advice she gave me to view a possible sale as one of a structure and not connect it too heavily with the memories of a lifetime. Despite all the literature advertising to interview three agents before making decisions.we were so impressed with Pota her charm, her knowledge of our type of property, her knowledge of the area, and her efficiency in getting things done which she demonstrated from day one.that we never felt the need to talk to anyone else.
Pota arranged to show our property successfully and we received five offers over the asking price and were able to quickly select a buyer and satisfy their requests essentially within a months time always guided but never pushed by Pota. She seemed always to point out to us if you select A then 1,2,or3 follows; if you select B then 3,4,or5 follows. . the choice was ours. Another plus for us was that so much of what had to be accomplished was done using email so we were spared a lot of telephone tag. We were very happy in our association with Pota.
To summarize Pota is very personable, very businesslike, very knowledgeable real estate wise and by far the best real estate person with whom we have ever worked. My writing skills are lacking in expressing what a positive experience working with Pota has been. What a pleasure, in this day and age, to find a business person who appreciates and cares about the individuals they deal with and who takes such apparent pride in handling the details of her profession with such integrity.
We put our faith in Pota to best serve our needs. She delivered without question.