As a fourth generation San Franciscan, I have an in-depth and historical understanding of the Bay Area real estate market.
Working together is a long term investment in our real estate relationship, not a one time sale. My ability to understand the needs of my clients, strong communication skills, and tenacious sales techniques, has made me a top performing Realtor.
With a specialty in investment properties, I will help you get a return on your investment by ﬁnding you the right tenants and managing your investment from beginning to end.
I have been a Licensed Realtor for nearly 15 years, joining Alain Pinel Realtors in 2005.
Prior to selling and managing real estate, I worked as a paralegal for 35 years in San Francisco's legal community, supporting San Francisco's top litigation lawyers. My attendance of daily lectures on real estate law at the annual retreat of the State Bar of California has given my knowledge of real estate unusual breadth.
As a fourth generation San Franciscan, I am invested in both the city, my community, and the rest of the residents who call San Francisco home. I have become widely known throughout San Francisco's Real Estate and business communities and have contributed to many charitable organizations including the SPCA and Gateway High School.
My work has been recognized in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Real Estate Times, and the San Francisco Business Times. I also recently founded Pet Charities, a non-profit organization that raises money to fund pet-rescue groups, because people aren’t the only lovable residents in San Francisco
Denise's clients say it best!
“We originally listed out condo with one of the "top 3" real estate agents in San Francisco. After 5 months of listing in "prime" season, we received not a single offer, so we took the unit off the market. Denise contacted us telling us she could sell it right away. (We thought "yeah, right".) Well, within one month, she brought us multiple offers, and we ended up selling for more than our original asking price with an all cash offer, no contingencies, and 3 day close. And this was in DECEMBER, when nothing sells! Not only did Denise sell our unit quickly, but we were out of the country when the offer came in, and so she completely managed everything for us in our absence. She even organized the movers to come pack up all of our belongings and furniture, and have them delivered to another house on the Peninsula. Now THAT is service! Many realtors (like our "top 3 agent") make empty promises.......... Denise actually delivers. We highly recommend her as a real estate agent.” *Matthew K.*
“Denise reached out to me in 2013 while I was passively looking at the SF real estate market. This was 6 months before I was actually looking to make a home purchase, and she kept in touch over the months. Denise is always persistent—but never pushy. I recently closed on a property which she helped me discover and I could not be happier with the level of service and manner which she employed. Denise has my fullest endorsement, I will be working with her in the future and happy to be of reference to anyone interested to inquire about her services.” *Bryan Liu*
“Denise is very resourceful and fully committed. She worked tirelessly to make this sale in a tough market environment. We appreciated her knowledge of the market and listing and sale completion requirements and her relationships. The sale was completed while we were living outside the country, which took even more special handling on her part.” *Jack Hewitt*
“Denise was great to work with and worked hard to understand our needs and translate that into opportunities. Denise helped us explore different neighborhoods in SF and helped us understand the different trade-offs as well as showed us inventory in each area. She was not satisfied until we found the perfect place!” *Mi Johnson*
“Denise is knowledgeable, skilled and successfully navigated a set of complex and seemingly impossible transactions for me. I now have a true home to love and live in for years. Thank you!” *Larry Halff*
“I listed my condo with Denise in July 2009. Before it hit the MLS, I had 2 offers (within one day) at asking price. (Remember, this was during the housing downturn of 2007-2010). Immediately after accepting my offer, one of my building's other condo owners decided he wanted to list his unit as well - and he wanted Denise! So, he listed his condo with Denise and sold it instantly as well!” *Tom Frasik*
“I have both bought and listed properties with denise paulson. She is an amazing agent and has been our agent for over 10 years. She really watches out for her clients and doesn't just disappear after signing like so many others. Denise is our agent for life! I have recommended her to many clients and friends and all have raving reviews.” *Tova Mizrahi*
“You will be well served in choosing Denise as your real estate representative. She is not only proactive and responsive, but her great personality is exceptional as well as fun! She always does what it takes to make it comfortable for a buyer or seller to negotiate the complicated waters of selling or buying. Denise: The BEST choice!” *Past Client*
“We were most impressed with Denise Paulson services. She is most reliable, always has positive attitude, and works diligently until the sale is done. She went way beyond the call of duty. Due to a very short escrow period, we were in a bind to find a mover to move us out of our condo over the weekend, Denise pulled some strings and was able to find a mover for us to do the job, in addition she supervised the move-in while we were out of town.” *Herb Finkelman*
“Denise takes a genuine interest in her clients' real estate needs. We moved from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Denise not only found us the perfect place to live, she introduced us to people who lived in our building. We continue to consider Denise a friend and enthusiastically recommend her.” *Joanne Wills*
“Denise is a fabulous real estate agent! She is highly knowledgeable and had great follow through. She is one of the most positive people I've ever met and was an absolute joy to work with at every turn. She not only skillfully sold our apartment in one building, but also negotiated a terrific deal buying an apartment in a new building. We felt so well take care of and we would recommend her to anyone buying and/or selling. You'll love her I'm sure!” *Sybil Conn*
“Denise takes the extra step to make things happen. When escrow needed to be closed on a weekend she made special arrangements with movers & condo management to have our furniture moved and stored.” *Edda Tusinac*