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Truly delivers top-notch service

Look, I rarely write Yelp reviews. Only if someone goes above and beyond and truly delivers top-notch service. Natalie and Derek did that for me. I am a former real estate agent in SF. I could have represented myself, or selected from any one of dozens of great real estate

~Hitch C., Seller

You will not be sorry if you work with Derek and Natalie!!!  They are the BEST!

Derek and Natalie are phenomenal agents!!  Derek and Natalie are calm and objective about transactions, and do understand it when you are not as a buyer or seller.  Their knowledge of their market and the processes give the buyer/seller more confidence and calm then they otherwise might have.  Derek and

~Renee D., Seller

Everything was handled in a professional and skillful manner.

From the beginning interview process through to the final closing, I had complete trust in them. They were of great help in getting my property ready for sale, with excellent suggestions about presenting the home to prospective buyers. I will definitely think of them for any future property transactions I

~James Dillon, Esq., Seller

We had an extraordinary experience, going from listing on the MLS to close-of-escrow in only 29 days with multiple offers, all over asking price!

When it was time to sell our family’s flats in the Richmond district, we interviewed many, many realtors®.  Natalie and Derek were impressive from our initial meeting, and we are so thankful we selected them!  From the beginning, their ability to leverage their experience for our benefit was evident.  

~Judy H., Seller

Natalie and Derek are an awesome duo

They recently sold our SF condo during a very complicated time (covid). They were extremely reachable and knowledgeable about the market. Moreover, they were levelheaded and a fantastic sounding board to navigate to a great outcome. We would recommend them to anyone looking for representation in SF. They ran a

~Lindsay G., Seller

Derek and Natalie often had to handle details way above and beyond the call of duty! What peace of mind throughout to have realtors® we could trust and depend on.

I wanted to take a moment to contact you to thank you for referring me to Derek Chin and his partner Natalie Rome at Paragon realty. We listed Mom’s flats with them in November, and had an offer from a buyer within the first week after the open house. The

~Wendy Schechter, Seller

01 Let’s Talk

We’ll meet to discuss your plans and goals, trends in the current marketplace, and assess your property’s qualities and characteristics. I will analyze comparable property sales, and work with you to determine pricing. You’ll outline a strategic plan to achieve the best possible result for you as a seller.

02 Setting the Stage

From applying a fresh coat of paint to rearranging furniture, I will work with you to ensure the property is visually ready to make the right first impression with buyers. I will prepare to market your property, which can include scheduling a photoshoot, organizing staging, commissioning an illustrative floor plan, and writing a listing description. We’ll also sit down to complete the Seller Disclosure documents necessary for the transaction.

03 Visit Properties

Your property listing is showcased on and sent across our 100+ partner sites for the duration of the selling process.

04 Spreading the Word

I will develop and execute an intelligent, effective marketing plan. The Compass marketing team will produce beautiful print and digital collateral to strategically showcase your property. Eye-catching yard signs are produced and can be placed outside your property.

05 Making Connections

I will continuously leverage professional contacts and the Compass Network Tool to find ideal buyers and brokers. Open houses are hosted for both brokers and clients on an ongoing basis.

06 Building a Strategy

I will conduct an assessment of the market response within the first couple weeks your listing is live. Feedback from agents and buyers is aggregated, and the listing strategy is revised if necessary.

07 Communication & Measuring Success

You and I will establish the best method and frequency of communication. I will provide frequent updates and continuous traffic metrics, as well as information about the market.

08 Receiving an Offer

Once an offer is made, I will contact you to review the terms of the offer and to analyze the pros and cons. Together I will help you decide how to respond to the buyer in one of several ways: by accepting the offer, rejecting the offer, or making a counter offer

09 Negotiating the Details

The contract is negotiated and accepted, and the transaction summary is circulated to all parties. I will observe and record all contingency periods throughout the in-contract stage. A property appraisal and home inspection take place, and any further negotiations are managed. All financial and supplemental information is collated and submitted to the managing agent.

10 Completing the Close

I will monitor and coordinate all the details necessary to get you to the finish line. Once the buyer has performed inspections, removed their contingencies, and the loan (if any) is ready to fund, we’ll arrange the final walk-through. Finally, at closing you will hand over keys to the buyer.

Why Compass?

Our Platform: Developedentirely in - house, all of our technology is designed to sell your home faster and at a higher price point. We can track comparable properties, view your listing's traffic, gauge marketing performances — all at a moment's notice.

Our Community: Locally, we offer deep-rooted market expertise and have intimate knowledge of each neighborhood; meanwhile our national presence and uniquely collaborative culture present

Our Marketing: The 200+ members of our in- house marketing and advertising team ensures that every home we represent is portrayed in its finest light across every platform — from eye-catching billboards and installations to stunning print materials and digital campaigns.

By the Numbers

By the numbers

*Real Trends 2019, determined by Gross Transaction Value. Source: Compass, Inc. S-1 filed March 31, 2021.

Where are We

Compass is home to 19,000+ agents in 350+ offices spanning 50+ markets.

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Intelligent Technology: Our products are each developed to simplify your search at every turn.

Network Tool: This tool analyzes your property across 350+ parameters, then identifies the brokers most likely to represent your buyer and establishes contact within minutes.

Insights Tool: Assess the impact of marketing initiatives and view traffic to your listing page using this custom data dashboard- from anywhere, at any time.

Competitive Market Analysis: By evaluating your home against similar properties, this tool accurately assesses its market value to arrive at a competitive asking price.

By the Numbers

By the numbers second

Source: Compass, Inc. S-1 filed March 31, 2021.

*Sourced via Sprout Social and Google Analytics, 1.1.2020–12.31.2020.

**Sourced via Google Analytics, 1.1.2020–12.31.2020.

*** ListGlobally opt in required. Data based on the reach of the ListGlobally’s network.

****Sensei Marketing Data as of 2020 YE

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What Is Important to You, as a Seller?

Probably a number of things: experience, trust, ease of transaction, delivery on promises, and performance driven-results.

Together, we have over 50 years of full time real estate experience and have achieved over 49M/year in sales. We have the resources and a team of individuals to help prepare your home to achieve the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time. You hand over the keys and we will take it from there, you won’t have to manage the process or be present to oversee any of the preparations, unless you want to.

Our Performance as Listing Agents

For single family homes, we average 8.23% sales price over list price, and 22 days on market
For condos, we average 13.37% sales price over list, and 24 days on market.
For the 2-4-unit market sector, we achieved 13% over list price and 49 days on market.

What are the costs of selling my home?

The costs of selling vary widely depending on your circumstances. We would be happy to meet or speak with you and discuss in detail. Below are general costs paid by the seller which are customary for San Francisco:

Brokerage commissions

Transfer Taxes

Payoff for Existing Loans, including any Pre-Payment Penalties

Pre-Sale Inspection Reports

Natural Hazard Disclosure Report

City Report of Residential Record (3R)

Energy/Water Conservation report and Statutory Compliance Work

Any Judgements, Liens, Delinquent Taxes against the Property or Seller

Property Tax Proration

Any Unpaid Homeowner’s Dues

Homeowner’s Association Move-Out Fees

Homeowner’s Association Document Fees (for disclosures)

Notary and Courier Fees and Recording Charges

The Flow of a Real Estate Transaction

Buyer Guide

Comparative Market Analysis

Contact us for a full CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) of your property.

A Comparative Market Analysis is an in-depth evaluation of similar, recently sold homes (called comparables or comps). A CMA report can help us establish the fair market value for your property. The price range from the CMA can then be used as a guide to be used for establishing an offer price or a listing price. While we may have a recommendation for a list price based on comps and market conditions, ultimately the listing price is up to you, the seller.

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