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We just closed on our condo

We just closed on our condo in SF thanks to Claudia Siegel with Zephyr Realty. She was amazing and I know we got the top price because of the excellent job she did. From writing up the description of our place, which captured every detail we put into remodeling, to pushing through until the deal was closed and recorded. I cannot say enough great things about Claudia and her efforts to get us the best price for our condo. If anyone is thinking of selling call Claudia, she will not only get the job done but will get you the best price for you place!

I serendipitously met Claudia at our dog park, and developed a close relationship as she became our real estate agent. She was always on point with price predictions, very knowledgeable about the market, and key- everyone knows her and wants to do business with her. 

Claudia is THE reason why I ended up closing on my first home in sf. She went above and beyond, she always had inside info and early. We had a competitive bidding process and I believe her representation was what got me the house. 

She always gave sound advice, and helped me through the entire process- what to look for in disclosures, sf regulations, laws, walk-throughs, financing, closing etc. I always felt she was on my side to help me get the best price and dream home (which I was not expecting as a first time buyer in sf). We ended up closing in 15 days! Post closing I still can rely on her for help and referrals for repairs, contractors etc. 

I highly recommend her - she's trustworthy, communicative, knowledgeable and fast. If I could buy and sell more homes I'd do them all over again with her in a heartbeat!

Wei H

My wife and I could not recommend Claudia Siegel more highly.  

We met Claudia over two years ago, when we wandered into an open house in Noe Valley for which she was the seller's agent.  We loved the house, but didn't yet have our finances in order and weren't sure when we might.  But we both really liked Claudia.  She seemed very nice and down to earth, with a very practical and sophisticated sense of the San Francisco real estate market. 

We liked Claudia so much that we asked her if she would mind helping us to learn about the San Francisco Real Estate Market by educating us and showing us other homes.  We were sheepish asking because we were nowhere near ready to buy, either mentally or financially, but she worked with us with great energy and patience.  Over the next couple of years she emailed us options regularly and often met us at open houses when we went to look.  She would share very seasoned opinions about each place and also participated very generously in helping us to brainstorm about the right size of home and about steps we needed to take to get our finances in order. 

After all of this slow and steady progress, Claudia helped us identify what felt like our dream home.  When we found it, we still were not ready financially, but felt that we might be able to get ready with a little time.  Claudia helped us make an offer, negotiating for a 40-day close, which gave us time to raise the necessary money and get a good loan.  In that period, she was on the phone with us every day and facilitated the process, managing the paperwork, connecting us with the mortgage broker who finally made us the loan, interceding with the bank on our behalf when there were hiccups in the loan process, advising us wisely on making sure that the home was delivered in good condition, and making sure we stayed on schedule with all that was needed to close.

Anyone seeking to buy or sell a home would be lucky to work with Claudia.  She is a true professional who more than earns her commission with her energy, generosity, wisdom, and can-do practicality.  We will always feel deeply grateful to her for helping us through one of the most important transitions in the life of our family.

Adam G

She was direct yet caring in her approach on matters and always offered her helpful opinion

I met Claudia almost 10 years ago and just recently had her assist us in selling our home in San Francisco. I remember how her first impression was friendly, personable yet strong and confident. Those qualities left a lasting impression on me and I always held her in high regard when thinking of someone whom would be best to assist in the possible sale, if ever of our home in San Francisco. It was a difficult decision to sell our home in San Francisco and Claudia was always supportive of either direction we chose.

We finally decided to put the house on the market and are so happy that we had such a great agent assisting us. Claudia's sales and marketing strategy enabled the sale to far exceed what we expected in profit.

She was direct yet caring in her approach on matters and always offered her helpful opinion. She was also a great help with everything an old 1906 home in SF would need help with, she even took some repairs/care into her own hands to help get the home ready to show!

Our neighbors came by and met Claudia during an open house for the home and they even complimented me for choosing such a delightful agent to represent us.
I highly recommend Claudia. She will be a strong agent for your sale also lovely and easy to speak with. We felt entirely in great hands with her and I would recommend her to anyone selling a home. 5 Stars all the way.

Susan H.

We just sold our home in Twin Peaks under the wise and Watchful eye of Claudia and we gladly and enthusiastically recommend her for many reasons.   Claudia was accessible and diligent in all of her communications with us,  she is tapped into and knowledgable of the San Francisco market trends, she is a wealth of information and resources due to her time on the job here in the city and her tenacious integrity.   We also simply had a great time with her which is important in the context of a major renovation and sale in San Francisco's rapidly changing and competitive market.   She is a great negotiator with amazing follow through.  Trust us... you will be glad that you chose to work with Claudia.


Brad Chris

Claudia Siegel sold our home at a very favorable price substantially above the initial listing. She was very knowledgeable about pricing, effective for our benefit in negotiations, friendly and responsive to all of our questions, and ethically thorough regarding legally required disclosures. 

Whether buying or selling a home, your failure to have Claudia on your side means you are one step behind the others in the deal.

Feb 2017

Carol and Jerry

Claudia was patient, communicative, and displayed a keen eye for detail.

Claudia recently helped us purchase a 2nd home. It was outside of the city, and her usual area, but she quickly appraised herself of the local market, and got us a great price on a very desirable property. Throughout the process she was patient, communicative, and displayed a keen eye for detail, on the various questions that arose. She is a consummate professional, and I would not have wanted anyone else handling this purchase. Thank you again Claudia.

Bob and Helen

She is on top of the market and tapped into her network of other agents to price the house just right.

After a great experience buying with Claudia in 2008, and a long drawn out process building our new home, Antje and I were finally ready to sell the house we'd lived in for fifteen years. Claudia was the best partner we could have asked for throughout the process of selling our home and earned every dollar of her commission through hard, thoughtful work:

+ She provided guidance on where we'd get the most value in pre-sale upgrades and where we could leave things as-is.

+ She referred us to stagers, painters, gardeners, plumbers, and  inspectors to get the place ready, and was intimately involved with planning out the details with the stagers. 

+ She is on top of the market and tapped into her network of other agents to price the house just right. 

+ She arranged the photographer, coordinated the shoot, and got a website up for the house.

+ In addition to Sunday open houses, she held an evening open house for after-work viewing, and met with potential buyers for private showings in between.

In the end, we got 13 offers, all over our asking price, and got more than we had could have imagined for our house. And she's a lot of fun to work with to boot! Four thumbs way up for Claudia!

Dave M.

We could not imagine a more competent and supportive agent.

Claudia impressed us again and again as she recently facilitated our condo purchase in San Francisco. We could not imagine a more competent and supportive agent. We began our search with Claudia before moving to California and her dedication enabled us to find the perfect home that fit our tight timeline. She is well versed in the nuances of the San Francisco real estate market and we felt very confident in her ability to assess each of the properties that we viewed together (and there were many!). Claudia was committed to finding us a new home and we are so happy with the result. We recommend her to anyone without hesitation!

Daniel S.

Claudia and Ying had our best interests at heart. Would highly recommend!

Claudia and Ying were outstanding in their efforts to help us purchase our first home. They are very knowledgeable, organized, helpful, patient and professional real estate agents. They are quick to respond to any questions we had. Most importantly, we always felt that Claudia and Ying had our best interests at heart and were very keen to find the right place for us rather than focus on making the sale. Would highly recommend!

James K.

She is knowledgeable, helpful and easy to work with.

I've worked with Claudia on 2 real estate transactions - buying a home in a very competitive market and selling that home when a job took me out of the Bay Area. She is an excellent real estate agent and I highly recommend working with her. 

She is knowledgeable, helpful and easy to work with. She provided great context and information to inform the initial purchase and the sales process. Excellent overall advice backed up with thorough reports and research on specific issues. She was helpful throughout the process, which aids with the stress of buying and selling -- and went above and beyond to help take care of details while I started my new job in a different city. And she has a nice easy, matter of fact manner that makes working with her a pleasure. 5 stars!!!

Phyllis G.

She is an expert communicator!

Claudia was amazing at facilitating the sale of a relative's home in SF. She expertly guided me through the clean up, repairs, and bringing the property to market. Within 5 weeks of emptying the house, floors were refinished, painting was done, appliances were installed, the garden was reworked, and the house was on the market. Ten days later, we had 8 offers, all over asking price. Needless to say, she knows the market and understands how to present a home to the widest audience. She is an expert communicator and very efficient during negotiations, besides being a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Claudia to anyone thinking of selling a property in the SF market.

Marianne G.

Claudia is the best Real Estate Agent we have ever worked with!

Claudia is the best Real Estate Agent we have ever worked with!  We have bought and sold property in three states and found our experience with Claudia to be truly outstanding vs previous agents.  We worked with Claudia for 7 months.  During this time she helped us quickly learn the unique SF marketplace.  Claudia helped us find our dream house, on-budget and within the neighborhood we wanted.  Claudia had our backs the entire way and was a highly skilled partner through the ever stressful negotiation and closing process.  She is even pointing us in the right direction with contractors, repair services, and more to make the place our own after close.  If you are considering real estate in one of the most difficult markets in the country, you want Claudia at your side.

Kristin K.

Claudia helped us find our forever home in a very competitive market.

I can't say enough good things about Claudia and how she helped us find our forever home in a very competitive market, and more importantly, how her service level went above and beyond what we have previously experienced with a couple of other home purchases.  It isn't easy buying a place in the City of San Francisco, and Claudia's knowledge of the City, and great re pore with selling agents made the process run smoothly.  Furthermore, we were involved with a tricky transaction that we could not have managed without Claudia's expertise and experience.  We highly recommend Claudia to anyone looking to purchase a condo or single family home (what we bought) in San Francisco

Matt S.

She was always honest and candid.

We both purchased a new home and sold our current house in San Francisco's crazy real estate market, with Claudia representing us on both transactions.  Her services are exemplary and she went beyond our expectations for an agent.  She is personable, courteous, and most importantly organized, responsive, and savvy about the market.  She was always honest and candid.  She never wasted our time.  She was thorough and did everything in an efficient, timely manner.  She was happy to line up contractors, be present for inspections when we were not available, and generally make sure everything that needed to be done, got done. We would love to work with her again.  She's also good with kids, which we were tagging along frequently.

Elizabeth & Billy / Noe Valley

Claudia Siegel is awesome!

Claudia Siegel is awesome! I'm a single mom and first time buyer and had a lot of hurdles to overcome in order to get the house of my dreams. Claudia could help me at every turn. She knows the city like the back of her hand and also knows Mill Valley, where I ultimately bought a great house right near my kids' schools. Although it took me a long time to find a house that was right for me and get all my finances in order, Claudia was on the ball at every turn, showing me listings and connecting me with people who could help me. Claudia made closing on a house an easy, painless and happy experience. I'm delighted and recommend her highly.


Claudia helped us find our dream opportunity in Noe Valley

Claudia helped us find our dream opportunity in Noe Valley with patience and dedication.   With our very narrow parameters, it was a long and laborious search, but she hung in there with us, cheerfully presenting listing after listing without any pressure.  She really is a pleasure to work with - professional and extremely knowledgeable about SF real estate, but with a warm laugh and a great sense of humor.  Claudia was always responsive and very flexible with her schedule, meeting with us on evenings and weekends to work through our offer, counter offer and contract.  She connected us with a number of other professionals and made us feel looked after in every step of the process.  Even after the sale, she is still actively involved in helping us transition as we figure out our new roles as (temporary) landlords.  We couldn't recommend her more highly.

Antje & Dave / Noe Valley

She was a true professional

Allison and I were extremely pleased with the entire experience of working with Claudia Siegel on the purchase of our new home.  She was a true professional and knowledgeable of the San Francisco real estate market.  Just as importantly to us, since we were new to the area, she was an expert tour guide.  Claudia's 25 years living in the city allowed her to point out the strengths and drawbacks of each of the neighborhoods where we looked.  From our first conversation with Claudia about what we were looking for in a home until the close of escrow, she was a champion of our interests, a trusted advisor and a friend.  We would highly recommend Claudia Siegel to any of our friends or family.

Joe and Allison / Duboce Triangle

Claudia took great care of us

Claudia took great care of us as clients during the entire house-hunting process.  She spent time with us to get to know what my wife and I were looking for and would filter out all of the other listings saving us time and headache.  When she arranged showings of homes that we liked she showed expertise in evaluating it's worth, market conditions and savvy for what improvements could/should be made to maximize their potential.  We were choosy in picking a home but she was patient and helpful throughout - really helping us to find the perfect home.  We would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor!

Will & Mary / Cole Valley

She will definately go the extra mile

"Claudia was a dedicated and extremely helpful Realtor on the sale of my 4 unit building in Hayes Valley. She navigated all the paperwork, estoppels, energy work etc. In addition the tenants found her extremely pleasant, and all cooperated beautifully with the open house schedule. The transaction went smoothly, we had multiple offers and I was able to get a great price for my building! I highly recommend Claudia for any of your real estate transactions, she will definately go the extra mile."

Cameron / Hayes Valley

We highly recommend Claudia Siegel to anyone

We interviewed several real estate agents. Claudia's excellent presentation made her the clear choice. Throughout marketing, selling and escrow, Claudia showed us every courtesy, answered all our questions and was continuously accessible. In her presentation of our home she drew in numerous agents and interested buyers. Her negotiating strategies helped us get an excellent price for our home. Her warm and engaging personality made it all the better to work with her. We highly recommend Claudia Siegel to anyone seeking a professional agent who will produce a successful sale.

Barry & Cathy / Noe Valley

You were really remarkably helpful

Alice and I deeply appreciate your dedicated participation in the recent sale of our home. You were really remarkably helpful, thoughtful and attentive to all the details and logistics of this transaction. In addition we were also impressed by your warm, considerate and felicitous personality.

Alice & Jack

My house sold within 3 weeks

When I sold my home in Sea Cliff after living there for 30 years it was a very emotional decision. I was very concerned about many issues: The timeline, the organization of the staging, my personal move, and how to downsize all my material possessions from a 2600 square foot home to a condo of 1300 square feet. Claudia found a great stager, helped me with the movers, and all the many details that were necessary to orchestrate this large endeavor. Claudia created a calendar, organized the marketing and we were off and running. My house sold within 3 weeks and my home was on the cover of a local real estate magazine as well as in the Real Estate Times, in addition there were many showings to give us maximum exposure. I would recommend Claudia highly she was great!

Sue / Sea Cliff

We were pleased to have Claudia as our agent

We were delighted to work with Claudia Siegel on the recent selling of our home. As it was our first experience selling a property, it required extra patience and a willingness to walk us through every step. Claudia did this graciously, thoroughly and with true professionalism. She was able to give her advice and opinions willingly, while remaining respectful of our concerns. When she needed to give us more specialized information she was quick to seek the assistance of other professionals to insure the quality and integrity of the information. Our case was especially challenging, as we live abroad and all exchanges needed to be done via email, computer, fax and phone. Claudia also invested a lot of personal time and energy into preparing our home for sale -- certainly going above and beyond our expectations. Her experience and knowledge, coupled with her easy and forthright manner helped to create a very positive experience in what can often be a very stressful situation. We were pleased to have Claudia as our agent and would recommend her highly."

Debbie & Alain / Central Richmond

A positive experience all the way.

Claudia was a great Realtor all the way around. She helped my husband and I buy a house that met our very specific needs. It was a long and sometimes challenging and difficult process due to it being a bank owned property, but she was present and responsive throughout. She had a strong network of assistance and was flexible and professional the entire time but also friendly and engaging. Her follow- through and follow-up are extremely commendable and consistent.

She gave us a ton of referrals for everything from inspectors to contractors to cleaners, etc. etc. and was very good about checking in with us several times after the transaction closed. A positive experience all the way.

Anne E. / Silver Terrace

She marketed it thoroughly and flawlessly

I just finished selling my house with Claudia Siegel.  Claudia researched tirelessly and priced our home carefully.  She marketed it thoroughly and flawlessly to our target demographic, resulting in 4 offers within the first week.  The transaction closed smoothly and quickly and we got the price we wanted for our home.  Claudia was both creative and detail oriented -- a winning combination!


I can't recommend Claudia highly enough!

I can't recommend Claudia highly enough! She is a big reason why we just got keys to our new place! Yippee!

Claudia worked with us for two years (!) to find the perfect place.  We got the first place we put a bid on (!!!), and the selling agent told us that a big reason she selected our offer was that she thought our team knew what they were doing.  This was a complicated transaction, and Claudia was absolutely tireless in shepherding the process through.  She is extremely personable, established great working relationships with everyone involved, from mortgage brokers to inspectors to the selling agent, and stayed on top of everything and everyone to make sure nothing was falling through the cracks.

If you're thinking of embarking on any kind of real estate adventure, you'll want Claudia on your side!

Christina F.

We couldn't believe it. She was amazing!

When we finally did find a home to buy and needed to sell our existing condo, we remembered how impressed we had been with Claudia and hired her to market our unit for us. She jumped right in, listened to our concerns, guided us through the often confusing process of real estate sales, handled the endless list of details, and best of all, represented us with class and professionalism. As a result of her efforts, our unit sold IN LESS THAN SIX WEEKS. We couldn't believe it. She was amazing!

We HIGHLY recommend Claudia to others who are interested in buying or selling a home. She is strong, tireless, knowledgeable, respectful and communicates really well. There are just not enough marvelous words that we can use to describe what a pleasant experience it was to work with her! She deserves every bit of the success she's had. 

John & Angela Boydston

I highly recommend Claudia Siegel!

I highly recommend Claudia Siegel to any prospective home buyer.  She was consistently hard working, dedicated and thorough in researching and looking for the condo that met my needs. She was always able to arrange viewing and inspections when requested, even without much advance notice. She has a good knowledge of the San Francisco market, other real estate companies and good professional relations with other agents. She is always pleasant to work with.


Eugene Pon

Claudia is the standard by which we will measure all future realtors!

I cannot recommend Claudia Siegel highly enough.  This was the second time my wife and I worked with Claudia and no surprise, she exceeded all of our expectations again.  We received multiple very strong offers, she managed the entire transaction seamlessly and made the whole thing fun.  Claudia is the standard by which we will measure all future realtors.


Joseph Cristando

Claudia is brilliant!

Claudia is brilliant! She really listened to us, went the extra mile, (no! many miles!), for us, understood what we were after, showed us many places that did fit our very particular requirements, while filtering out a lot of rubbish, and worked incredibly hard to get us into the house we set our hearts on. It was a complicated deal, with three owners who didn't agree with each other, but she a great negotiator, treated everyone well, and managed to make it happen. She's really on top of everything and is organized, which is good because I'm not. She has a ton of experience and it shows. Oh, and she's also really nice.

Susannah & Carl

Claudia just helped us buy our next place!

Claudia just helped us buy our next place! Aside from her real estate expertise, the thing that really helped in this and the previous purchase was Claudia's relationship with the other agent.  She was able to negotiate some extremely critical seller credits and concessions as we were stretching on this purchase. Her ability to communicate and connect with people is a huge advantage for buyers in this crazy market. She was also always patient with us during the long-ish search and good about giving us needed reality checks. 

Anne & Rick

You won't find a better real estate agent than her!

My listing had more than it's share of tricky twists and turns and Claudia was on top of everything. I'm a real estate agent in Grass Valley and she sold my condo in S.F. and I am so glad I never considered trying to list it myself because there is no way I could have done as good a job as she did. She is a great negotiator and had fantastic resources to paint, stage and generally fix my place up. You won't find a better real estate agent than her.

Robert Lind

Thanks to you I'm in a house I love!

I really enjoyed working with you.  Having worked with other realtors when I bought and sold my prior 3 houses, I can honestly say that you were far and away more knowledgeable, more reliable, more helpful, and more enjoyable to work with than any other realtor I've worked with.  In particular, I appreciated that:
1) you know the Potrero Hill neighborhood very well, and gave very useful advice;
2) you told me about the place I bought before it was really on the market, so that I got a chance to see it and bid early on it.  I don't think there's any way I would have gotten it otherwise.
3) you worked really hard to make sure both my sale and purchase went smoothly -- I know you put in a lot of time when I wasn't around on both ends.  For example, helping me write the offer when you were on vacation in mexico!  Impressive.  I wouldn't have gotten the house with you.Thanks to you I'm in a house I love and hope to never leave!

Sean R.

She is a true professional in her field.

My husband and I worked with Claudia Siegel over the better part of a year to find and purchase the perfect home in San Francisco at a reasonable price. Sound impossible? The journey was long and definitely involved a number of disappointing failing bids. But working with Claudia helped us find AND finally purchase a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood, at a price significantly below asking. Less than a month later, Claudia helped us sell our condo in Mission Bay for well over what most comparable units were going for, on price per-square-foot basis. The offer? A preemptive bid offered prior to our first open house! Would I recommend Claudia to a friend? Absolutely. In fact I already have and will continue to do so. Claudia has extensive experience in the San Francisco market and an obvious understanding of its many neighborhoods and unique architectural styles. I cannot understate the importance of this when you are new to buying real estate in the city. She is a true professional in her field. Even though my husband I were very discerning in our preferences, and possibly came in with expectations that were too high for this market, Claudia was absolutely supportive of our aggressive approach to the bidding process. It certainly paid off for us in the end. 
Claudia was also extremely responsive. Emails and phone calls were almost always instantaneous answered and she was even able to manage one bidding process while she was away on vacation. (Not that we would have planned it that way, but it goes to show her ability, commitment and professionalism). I was also impressed at how well connected Claudia is to individuals who offer quality, pertinent services. During the course of our several week long home inspection Claudia was able to provide us with excellent recommendations for general contractors, engineers, and architects. Now that we're in the home, she has put us in contact with the painter who we have since decided to hire for a significant project. She also provided a great reference for a home stager who did a wonderful job in the marketing of our condo. All this AND she was wonderful with our one year old who adores her. Looking back on the past year, I can't imagine having gone through our major purchases and sales without Claudia's help.

Diana L

Claudia was amazing!

I am slow in writing this "thank you, Claudia!" I feel compelled to write, though, because Claudia was amazing in helping me to sell my house on Potrero Hill.  She seemed undaunted by earlier dearth of interest, by my need to sell with some repairs still to be done by buyer. Claudia helped me to decide what to fix, how to present the property. Her  contacts are many and excellent ( staging, handyman, flooring, cleaning, window washing ...)  and her own eye for presentation is superb.  The property was marketed creatively to maximize interest., and Claudia worked hard with the agents for interested buyers. Claudia's team helped to show the property (3 units) seamlessly and with maximum protection for resident tenants. Because she lives in the neighborhood, Claudia knew both who to market to, and how to interest people in the neighborhood.Thank you Claudia!


Sarah B