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.
I highly recommend working with Rhanda and Laila of Salma & Company. I recently completed my second real estate transaction with them and they are truly wonderful to work with. They seamlessly navigate you through each aspect of the sales transaction, work tirelessly on your behalf and have the experience and breadth of knowledge to negotiate the best terms possible regardless of current market conditions. In this last transaction, the original buyer fell out of contract, and Rhanda and Laila had a new (and highly qualified) buyer in contract less then 48 hours later. The deal had it’s ups and downs, but they handled each issue strategically and we successfully closed escrow. For me as the seller, the transaction was flawless. – Tobi F.
The first time I worked with Rhanda was in 2007. Rhanda is a real professional. She led me through the SF apartment search and purchase process faultlessly. She’s easy to work with with a lovely customer service focus and relaxed but focused style. The second time I worked with her was in 2014. Rhanda is a wonderful person to work with. She knows her market well. She is happy to go the extra mile. (I bought my apartment with her and have just sold it with her). Although during the whole sales process I was in Europe this didn’t get in the way of a completely smooth end to end result. I highly recommend Rhanda. She is a delight to work with. – Naomi S.
“We highly recommend working with Laila Salma and Rhanda Salma. These two are rare examples of real estate professionals who truly understand the art of facilitating their clients’ agendas. We are based in the South Bay and were not familiar with the nuances of every SF neighborhood, nor every product type available. However, we were in excellent hands with these two. They expertly identified the pros/cons of each listing we saw, and each neighborhood we toured, confidently building our trust along the way. Once we got into contract, Laila and Rhanda made sure that every detail was taken care of and that our interests were fully represented. Whether it’s knowing current market rents for a neighborhood, the property details of the sale around the corner, or being able to negotiate a temporary lease on a furnished rental in between closing on our condo (which they did), Laila and Rhanda are full service real estate professionals.” ~Bella and Roman Y.
“I have worked with Laila & Rhanda for several years now and have gotten to know them better with each transaction. They are wonderful to work with whether I’m selling or buying an apartment building, wanting to know current market rents or need them to run a financial analysis on a building. I am continually impressed with their work and professionalism. Rhanda & Laila know the market and have vast experience with San Francisco real estate sales, leasing and marketing and property ownership. I trust them to help me with my real estate needs. I enjoy working with them and highly recommend them.”
“I was referred to Rhanda and Laila through a friend, and I feel very fortunate to have found them! My search for the perfect San Francisco condo lasted over a year and had many ups and downs. Rhanda and Laila were extremely patient, and put me at ease by never pressuring me to make a decision. They provided professional advice on my searches, conducted market research, recommended reliable vendors and were extremely easy to reach with questions. Even after my purchase, I still reach out to Rhanda and Laila for advice/recommendations on all things real estate. I highly recommend them!” ~Sara H.
“Rhanda worked with me for over two years to find the perfect house. She was a great partner in every step of the process. This was my first home purchase and I had a million questions about every detail. Rhanda stayed focused and attentive though the entirety of my search and I closed on a lovely house in Noe Valley in February. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and have done so to numerous friends and colleagues.” ~Daniel M.
“My investment partner and I hired Rhanda as my trusted Real Estate Broker for a purchase on an investment property. Even though I already knew her as a dear friend, she provided me top notch service and remained professional from start to finish. Rhanda kept punctual to our time frame, educated me at every step of the way and ultimately helped me buy a very profitable investment property. Even today, three years later, I call Rhanda to ask her real estate related questions and she calls me right back with a detailed knowledge of the subject, thanks to her years of experience with her family business, Salma & Company. I would most certainly recommend hiring Rhanda in any Real Estate transaction in the San Francisco area. Hands down, Rhanda is one of the best Real Estate Brokers I know.”
“It was a pleasure working directly with Rhanda Salma. She was extremely organized, knowledgeable and thorough in the process of finding a home for my client. She has vast experience and is extremely resourceful in the real estate industry. I highly recommend her as a Real Estate Broker.”
“I would like to say that I’m a reasonable person and that I have unlimited funds to spend on real estate. But I would be lying. When it comes to housing, I have unreasonable expectations and I’ve never met a penny I didn’t pinch. Nonetheless, Rhanda was able to find me a great property and negotiate a great deal. Along the way, she provided expert insight into the local housing market. Unlike other agents I have used in the past, Rhanda actually advocated for my position and she was always available to discuss issues or view potential properties. Rhanda has my full trust and I would recommend her to anyone testing the waters in the San Francisco market.”