Rhanda and Laila were introduced to us by a friend who bought a house with their help. They have been not only our real estate agents but our sounding board as well throughout the process of finding our first home – and boy, it’s been a process.
Everyone who knows the SF real estate market is aware that it’s not an easy task to find a place you call home. Laila and Rhanda powered through 2.5 years of search with us, and kept us optimistic as well as realistic when needed. They were not trying to make us buy something fast, but paid attention to our needs – which changed in the meantime – and advised us accordingly. They were very good at assessing what we want and sending recommendations, playing devil’s advocate when needed, making sure we don’t get wrapped up in a buying frenzy.
Rhanda and Laila were always very responsive and acted fast, when we wanted to make an offer on a place, and when we finally found our home – which is the BEST place we’ve seen in the 2.5 years – they kept being proactive and went above and beyond of what was expected of them (i.e. communicated with our neighbors about our move in date, reminded us of things we need to do, etc.).
My husband and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to buy or sell in San Francisco. Laila and Rhanda know the market very well and will be your trusted partner in the process! -Timea B. and Andras C.
Outstanding! We couldn’t have done it without them. We can’t express enough how positive our experience has been working with Rhanda & Laila Salma of Salma & Company. The Salmas are San Francisco natives and have a comprehensive knowledge of the SF housing and rental market—its clear they love their city, and care deeply about their roles helping match buyers with homes. From day 1, they guided us through the somewhat daunting process of buying a home in San Francisco, providing years of knowledge/information while never making us feel any pressure to move too quickly. Striking the difficult balance between acting quickly enough to not lose the property we wanted, while not pushing us to make a decision that wasn’t 100% right for us is a rare quality which Salma & co exhibited beautifully. This is a big plus in the uber-competitive SF real estate market. There was never a moment where we felt like we couldn’t rely on them for their unbiased expertise or help. This was particularly key b/c of our unique situation: we had a goal to purchase a San Francisco property in ~6 months, from overseas. They helped us make this happen, comfortably, professionally, giving sound advice without being pushy, and giving us their full professional attention despite our difficult situation and ~6k miles distance. Its worth mentioning that we had other agents drop us, or slowly stop returning our calls/emails, the moment they realized this might not be an easy job. They had great advice to offer, and truly listened to our feedback on each home we viewed. After a couple months of reviewing multiple properties, they knew exactly what we were looking for. Ultimately, the Salmas helped us meet our goal, and we bought the gorgeous SF home we’d been talking about for the last 7 years, in time for our move back to California. We couldn’t be happier with the entire experience, and give Laila, Rhanda, and Ryan our sincere thanks and highest recommendation. Thanks again Salma & Co!
-Jason & Eve D.