Susan Berry's expertise in selling or buying a home is invaluable. In the past few years, she has helped my wife and I sell our condo in Redwood Shores, my mother's house in San Francisco, and purchase our new home in Belmont. On both sales, she suggested upgrades and preparations we needed to do, so our sales would go through quickly, while still maximizing our profit. Susan formulated an overall strategy that placed the properties on the market at the most opportune time. The condo sold the night of our first open house with multiple offers. With my mother's home in San Francisco, we had potential buyers wanting to make offers before we even had an open house. when we finally began accepting offers, we ended up with 8 offers! In both instances, we were able to choose the best one and close within 30 days, both above asking price. When my wife and I were looking to buy our home, we became discouraged because of the lack of choices in Belmont and San Carlos. Susan kept us updated on new homes coming on the market. Finally, we found THE house. But, we knew everybody would also think it was THE house for them. susan helped us keep our composure and walked us through the process of making a strong, competitive offer. The home had 7 offers besides ours. But, in the end, we were chosen by the sellers, and now live in our dream home. Without her guidance, we might still be looking. The seller's realtor told me afterwards, "Susan is great to work with, she's one of the best in the area. Having her might have made the difference."