I call Duncan my "everything Guru," because he gave me an opportunity to do something that I always wanted to do, but never knew I could, that is own my own home in the city I love. My wife and I both work for the city and, unsurprisingly, don't make a lot of money. So the idea of actually owning a home here felt like the pipe dream of all pipe dreams. We were living in a rental right next to the freeway, unhappy with our situation and wondering if, despite the fact that we've both devoted our careers to serving the people of San Francisco, we would even be able to continue living in our city. I had known Duncan for years but always felt uncomfortable asking him to ply his trade for me. I mentioned in passing that I wanted to buy a house and that I was looking for an agent who would work with our precarious situation and Duncan replied: "you already have an agent, me." Within two months of looking, we bought the second house we bid on, which is an anomaly in this market, to say the least. Duncan made the process, which I was clueless about, so easy and comfortable that it was almost too easy. At the end of everything, after Duncan held our hand and walked us through financing, buying and renovating our dream house, my wife and I looked around at our beautiful home and I asked her "how'd this happen?" She replied with one word, "Duncan." I couldn't be more grateful, and I couldn't recommend him more. If you want an agent that is more than just about the bottom line, who cares about his clients and makes sure they are protected, Duncan is the obvious choice. Thanks bud.
I moved from Chicago to Single Family last year and have been renting while planning to find my next home. A very good friend of mine who worked with Duncan more than once referred me to him. I couldn't be happier with my experience with Duncan. He started sending me new properties as soon as they got listed, and in many cases even before, the more he sent me the more he learned about what I am looking for that sometimes I even don't know when I have to write the wish list in a few minutes, until I found truly the dream home that I fell in love with right away. This is the most crucial step of the process, to 'win' the house in this competitive market, and this is really where Duncan skills shine. Not surprisingly, there were multiple offers on the house, have I not done exactly what Duncan advised me to do, my offer would not have been accepted. It is not always about offering more money than other offers. I strongly recommend Duncan whether you need to buy or sell. He is truly professional and knowledgeable of this insanely aggressive market in Single Family, add to this his friendly and positive attitude. I am thankful to him for many years to come.
We recommend Duncan to all our friends and business associates. Duncan found our first Single Family home in 2010, the experience was awesome. He is knowledgeable, straight forward, professional, flexible and committed to his client's full satisfaction. Last year when we decided to move, there was no question we would have Duncan in charge of our sale and help us find our next home. Throughout our search, Duncan found us amazing homes to view, some premarket. After we went into contract, Duncan hired a fantastic engineer Bear and organized a handyman in the middle of the Holidays. After we closed on our home we asked Duncan to sell our Single Family condo ASAP he did, for exactly what and how we wanted. While Duncan is fun to be around, it's really his connections and willingness to answer all our questions drawing us to work with him again and again. Even when his job was done, he helped us resolve issues with our first home for the entire 4 years we lived there. Anything came up, he was our first call he never complained! and always had a suggestion for how to solve our problem or would even make a call for us. Great service. Duncan gets it done.
I hired Duncan to secure three business leases for me. I can't say enough about his attention to detail, timely response times and overall professionalism. The first property he helped to secure was a small little space that he found in the Castro neighborhood. I called him in the morning to explain what I needed and by 4:00 pm that day he had the perfect location for me. The second property was a space in Healdsburg. I mentioned that I wanted to have a space on the square in Healdsburg and he was able to deliver a wonderful opportunity for a space that wasn't actually listed yet. The third and final property was a Fillmore location. Highly coveted area and very tough to navigate. He quickly had a wonderful property for me to review and, as with the other properties, it was perfect. I've referred many friends and business associates to Duncan and everyone has amazing things to say about what he's been able to help them with. I highly recommend him to anyone serious about entering the real estate market. He's a great agent and will fight hard to get you what you what.
I have purchased 4 homes over the past 10 years so I have worked with a bunch of realtors and Duncan is truly the best. He knows the Single Family market so well. What things should be selling for, what offers to be making and how to take care of everything in between property management, repairs, furniture, remodeling etc. In addition to all this he knows so much about each neighborhood and gets to really know who you are and what you want and would make you happy vs. just trying to get you to buy the first available option. In addition to all of this he is just so pleasant and honest to speak with. I met a lot of realtors in Single Family and most laughed at my budget or basically told me I had only one or two options. Duncan took the time, helped me through all the nuttiness that is the Single Family housing market and I walked away with my dream condo in SOMA. Duncan will be my realtor for any and all needs going forward.
Duncan was our agent for a home we just purchased in December 2015. We had been working with Duncan most of 2015 and it was a great experience. We first met Duncan at an open house and he spent a great deal of time talking to us about the place, the neighborhood, and San Francisco generally. We liked him so much we asked him to help us search both in Single Family and the east bay. Duncan was incredibly knowledgeable and was great about only sending us listings that might our criteria and he genuinely thought we would like. As we progressed from offer to close, Duncan was very helpful in reviewing all docs with us, explaining exactly what each meant, and highlighting any areas where he thought we should pay particular attention. Overall a great home buying experience, and I strongly recommend him to friends that are starting to look in the bay area.
Duncan was a huge help in making our first San Francisco home purchase a reality. Duncan was referred to us by a family member that had had a great experience previously. Duncan did not disappoint. We ended up making an offer on the only property we saw together. Finding real estate was the easy part. The property had issues associated with it. Duncan was able to help us navigate through the noise to arrive at a deal that worked for us and the seller. He is a true service oriented businessman that keeps his client's interest at the forefront of the process never swayed by the commission. We highly recommend Duncan's services. We move in this week and hope to have many happy years in our new home.
Update time deal closed, ready to move in and the garage was broken. Duncan immediately stepped up and dealt with it and the contractors to get it fixed. Unbelievable, He is of continuous help referring us to shops and contractors to do minor improvement work and generally awesome. The key difference with Duncan is that he provides a full service from getting you going, education, tailoring the market offers to your needs and most importantly, he is supporting you after the purchase. This is huge. We would be pretty lost without him or getting ripped off left, right and center. We are very happy to have worked with him and I would always recommend him.
Duncan is not only the sweetest man, he is hard working, determined, a pleasure to be around, and will not give up until the dream home and property is found. He goes above and beyond to make sure the deal is handled smoothly, and in a timely manner. I highly recommend Duncan as your next realtor. We couldn't thank him enough for all of his hard work and energy spent into finding us the perfect property. He worked extra hours, weekdays and weekends, drove all around North Bay and wine country with us on the hunt for the perfect piece of land. Please give him a try, you will not be disappointed, guaranteed.
Duncan helped me with my first home purchase, and I'm so glad I used him. Having been a renter in Single Family for years and not being able to afford a home there, I ended up buying a house in Sonoma. I knew nothing about the process and he kept me well informed throughout the whole transaction. He even connected me with a great mortgage broker. The house I ended up buying was not even listed, I would never have discovered it on my own. I don't know how he did it. Thanks Duncan! I would definitely recommend him to all of my friends and family.
My wife and I recently started looking at the prospects of buying a house. It would be our first home and we were really not sure about whether to continue renting or buying. Everything is so expensive in Single Family right now and the process is quite intimidating to say the least. Duncan was referred to us by a friend and thank god met him. I was thoroughly impressed with how well Duncan listened to our thoughts on both sides of the fence. He was able to walk us through the pros and cons of each scenario and really get us comfortable with our decision. I can't recommend him enough!
I have known Duncan for many years. He has represented myself and friends as both seller and buyer and is able to get the best deal in all market conditions. Yes buyers' markets have actually existed in the Bay Area. He makes the process very enjoyable and shares important insight that lasts long after the transaction. I have always been amazed how responsive Duncan is to communications and the time he provided me. He really made me feel like I was his only client. Do yourself a favor and consider this man.
Duncan helped us buy our first home. Throughout the process, he was incredibly patient and explained what we needed to do and could expect at each stage. His broad knowledge of the Single Family market helped us open up our search and find the right home for us. Best of all he has a huge network of real estate related service providers. Our home was going through a complex Condo conversion and Duncan was able to quickly get us the legal and inspection support that we needed. A++
Duncan was our buying agent and was phenomenal. He has the perfect mix of experience, local knowledge, positivity and straight forward advice needed in this competitive market. He tells you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. We appreciated the no BS approach and it worked because our first offer was accepted. He was helpful the whole way and listened to or specific needs in a home. Couldn't be happier. Highly recommend.
I visited Single Family about 6 months ago, and new it was the place for me. I worked with Duncan, and after moving in 5 different cities and buying all over the place. I have to say Duncan is the best real estate agent i have ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and connected. Not only is he very professional, he is also down to earth and easy to work with. Going with any other agent would be a mistake
Duncan was amazing when I purchased my home and sold my home with him. He gave me his full attention and I knew he was on my side. It's always so stressful to sell or buy and Duncan took so much of the pain out of it. He had numbers of people I would need at hand, was insightful to what I might need and took the time to help me decide what was best. I will go with Duncan again when the time comes.
I have been working with Duncan for 10 years through multiple sales and purchases he is attentive to the buyers or sellers needs. Very knowable about market trends and spot pricing for specific neighborhoods, the necessary presentation criteria for sales. and negotiating skill for purchase. I would recommend using Duncan and his assistant Jon on your next purchase or sale.
Ten years ago Duncan found me my first condo, which turned out to be a great home and a great investment. Since then he's guided me through a complicated TIC to Condo Conversion and the sale of that condo and purchase of a new home, which I LOVE. I couldn't ask for anything more; Duncan and his assistant Jon are class acts all around.
Duncan is warm, patient, and most of all, effective. I am currently in contract, and this happened largely thanks to Duncan's skill at finding the right property with incredible speed. He moves as quickly as you want to move, is as responsive as you need him to be, and on top of all that, Duncan is very charming. I highly recommend Duncan for your real estate search.
I have done several real estate transactions with Duncan and have found him to be knowledgeable, dedicated and always acting in the best interest of his customers. He knows the market extremely well and is very strategic in terms of handling the offers and counter offers to get to a close.
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