Knowing The Market – Stephen.
In this market you need an agent who is attentive, nurturing AND aggressive. Par is all above. I was a first time home buyer and really needed help navigating the San Francisco housing insanity. She not only held my hand through the process she miraculously secured the first place I put an offer on.
I highly recommend Par if you are looking for an agent who gets the job done.
Moving from 3000 miles away – John and Laura.
We started talking to Par while selling our condo in DC. A new job brought us to SF. What we wanted; 3 bedroom single family house with a finished lower level, not a fixer, not hideous and close to transportation. Laura and I want to start a family plus I wanted my mother to eventually come live with us. We were staying with in-laws, so told her there is no rush.
This is what Par understood without us saying a word; while it’s great to have a temporary place to live, it’s nothing like having your own home and feeling settled. Commuting to SF from the Peninsula, while manageable would get tiring, and my new job needed 100% focus thus I didn’t have a lot of time for home buying.
To simplify things, Par took Laura along on her Tuesday Broker tour to get a sense of our style. She got the picture – called a few days later to say she’d phoned some colleagues, and found a house (not yet on the market) that had all of our criteria – sellers were coming on the market in spring but open to an offer now. Par made an appointment for us to see the house, but also made sure we saw plenty of other houses to make the right decision. As it turns out, what she found was our perfect house. This was one week before Thanksgiving. We talked over the details, and she advised us to avoid spring competition and not wait. When we said yes, she sprang into action on our offer, working with the sellers’ agent during the holiday weekend. On top of that, she made sure our lender gave us the best loan options while communicating clearly about the entire process. We had our house one month later.
Our friends ask how we got a house in 30 days in this stiff market, our answer is always – talk to Par.
Time to Sell – Frank.
I met Par a few years prior to selling my place. I was moving in with my fiancé and thinking of selling my condo, though the market was still down at that point, and I would’ve barely broken even. Par asked one key question – do I really need to sell? She suggested corporate rental as an option, since my building allowed short-term rentals. She said this would allow 1) flexibility with short term tenants 2) allow the market to improve 3) generate income while holding.
I knew then that she had my business for life, as she clearly had my best interest at heart.
Fast forward to a better market, I called her to talk about selling, though a little apprehensive with a corporate tenant still in place. I wanted to be respectful of their time and be non-intrusive. Par once again went over numbers with me, and said she had strategic marketing in mind for my condo. She asked me to give her one week, if it didn’t produce the right outcome, I didn’t have to sell. Par also guided me on pricing when I wanted to list for a higher number. Her strategy was brilliant – she allowed only three showings for the week. “No Exceptions” in bold was written all over her marketing material. This showed consideration for my tenants while allowing enough time for buyers. She handled all logistics; cleaning, sprucing up (without staging), professional photography (included in her marketing plan), and working directly with the corporate agency. Making sure I was aware of every step of the process, not a single detail was overlooked.
One week and five offers later, she got me an offer at 15% over my asking price. That’s 25% higher than what I would’ve received when I thought about selling a few years ago.
I have and will continue to refer Par to my friends and colleagues.
I never write referrals – but I have to in this case, because Par is an 11 out of 10 type person. She is hands down, THE BEST realtor in the Bay Area … a one-of-a-kind human-to-home connector, who listens to her clients and immediately surfaces appropriate listings with personalized + lightening speed, that makes you feel like you are the only people on Earth buying a home.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. This dame is a savvy, inventive & humorous house tiger who graciously fights for the needs of her clients in a way that other realtors clearly jive with. She was/is on-top of every part of the home-buying process and we felt like we were in (beyond) good hands – even when we had no idea what we were doing as 1st time home buyers. She was our paperwork/process SherpaYoda wisely leading us toward eventual happiness. I/we will never use another realtor. We look forward to building a Trump-like empire with Par Hanji making all of our domicile deals. Thank you, Par for changing our lives and making an apparently ‘unpleasant(?)’ process (for the people unfortunate enough NOT to work WITH YOU) fun, rewarding & beautiful. Our gratitude can barely be articulated, but I have tried my best. – Katie
Par Hanji is one of the most dedicated and hardworking people I have ever met. She is extremely intelligent and caring, and always goes the extra mile to make sure that your needs are taken care of. She communicates every step of the way, and listens to all your ideas and concerns. Working with Par was a pleasure, and there’s no real estate agent I would have rather worked with. – Natalie
Abraham Lincoln once said: “Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” My wife and I feel extraordinarily privileged to have worked with a woman who knows how to hustle and get things done. Par is an agent you want on your side. She sprang into action and was a reliable advisor, as she helped us get the property we wanted, and then worked tirelessly on the due diligence of the sale. And, when I say tirelessly, I mean, she was answering emails at 11 pm — on Sunday nights, and answering every single question we threw at her! She got us the space under severe time constraints, and impressing us with both her tenacity and professionalism. – Tim and Patty
Working with Par was a delight! She was competent, efficient, incredibly hard working, without being high pressure, and a lot of fun. – Janice and Bruce
I met Par last year through a colleague, and immediately was impressed with her thoughtful approach to my specific needs. She ended up being my agent for the sale of my condo, and I was very happy with her results and also how streamlined she made an otherwise complicated process. – Frank
If you want to find and buy a house with minimum drama and maximum results, then Par is your agent. She is professional, thorough and considerate and is incredibly knowledgeable about the ever-changing real estate market. – Sean and Bronagh
Everything with Par is top notch. First impressions are everything and I knew when I met her for the first time that I had made the right choice in selecting her. All I can say is Par found me exactly what I was looking for in the timeframe I wanted. She didn’t just talk she delivered! Also in most instances once an offer is written and accepted and the real estate agent is rest assured the deal will close, you never hear from the agent again. Par is different however; she doesn’t dump you once the deal is written she goes above and beyond including coming to the document signing, doing the walk through, making sure punchlist items are completed, etc. She continues her communications long after the deal is done. I simply cannot say enough about Par, she is a rock star! – Tina
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Par for a few years. Par is detail oriented, keeps her finger on the pulse of the market, is a skilled negotiator and works hard to get the deal done for her clients. Don’t let her bubbly personality fool you, she is intelligent, responsive and always is always looking out for her clients best interest. – Ranya
I cannot speak highly enough of Par. I have known her and worked with her for the past 3 years. She is organized and efficient in her business, she is a determined and persistent negotiator for her clients, she knows the city and its neighborhoods like very few others. I cannot speak highly enough of her and I would recommend her to anyone considering buying real estate in San Francisco. – Patrick
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Par on different projects. She is efficient, able to determine the type of property that you are interested without wasting anyone’s time or energy. I’ve feel comfortable enough with Par’s efforts to refer her to family members and other colleagues.
If I have any real estate questions or need for exploration, Par is on my list to call first. – Rodney
I had the pleasure of having Par help me find and purchase my first home. As a first time buyer I had no experience in finding and making offers on homes. She was a great help in understanding and explaining the processes and the important factors to keep in mind when looking at homes, reviewing the disclosures, and making an offer. More importantly, and the main reason that I chose to work with Par, was that her first (and continued) focus was to get to know each person and understand what each individual was looking for in a home. We attended many, many showings together and would discuss each one afterwards. Shortly I saw that she could tell, sometimes faster than I could, if I liked a place. The combination of all these skills really helped in my search, and far exceeded my expectations of a real estate agent! – Emil
When I set out to buy a home in San Francisco I was full of questions, and Par was the only agent I spoke with that consistently took the time to educate and assist me with the process. Together we were able to find the perfect home. Since then I have consulted with Par over numerous phone calls and lunch meetings about everything real estate – from renovation choices, time to sell and buy, and locations. Regardless of how automated the real estate transaction process becomes, Par will continue to be my go-to person. Her support makes a tangible and material difference. – Scott
Par came highly recommended by a coworker when I was looking to purchase a home. She is very professional, knowledgable, and nice to work with. She did an excellent job helping find the right place for me in my price range. When I relocated a few years later, Par worked with me to sell the property in a very difficult market. She kept me informed every step of the way a provided excellent advice. Thanks Par! – Dan
As a former client, Par was delightful to work with; and she continues to provide me with referral marketing support and ideas for my business. She’s definitely at the top of my referral list for prospective buyers and sellers in San Francisco! – Roberto
I would like to express my satisfaction and appreciation for the outstanding work that Par did in helping purchase my property. She aggressively negotiated the purchase price and further helped with some of the finer details of the deal. Without reservation, I would recommend Par to everyone in my circle. – Milan
A truly dedicated agent, Par worked diligently selling my condo in San Francisco. She was fully prepared and blew me away by the depth of her knowledge. She will always be highly recommended to my family and friends. – Stephanie
Recently, Par acted as my agent to sell my home and purchase another piece of property. From start to finish, she was so special to work with. She was a thorough and tough negotiator, provided wise counsel and always made me feel like I was her only client. Paragon has a real treasure in her. – Roberta