- 25+ Years of experience in Mid-Peninsula residential Real Estate
- Specialize in Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Foster City, Redwood Shores, Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood City
- Specialize in relocation throughout the Mid-Peninsula
- Member of National Association of Realtors
- Member of California Association of Realtors
- Member of San Mateo Association of Realtors
- Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club
- Member of the Rotary Club
- Circle of Excellence Award
- San Mateo County Sales Achievement Award
- One of the Top Ten Producers for 25+ years
- Top Listing and Sales Agent
A Native Californian
- Resident of San Mateo County for several years
- Traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the United States
- Interests include golf, swimming, jogging, sailing, reading, and the theater
Stephanie Masten was recommended to our family when we were just beginning to fix up our parent's house for sale. We interviewed other realtors bur Stephanie quickly won us over with her enthusiasm, willingness to take an active role, and a genuine positive and friendly attitude. We were delighted with our choice. Not only did she connect us with extremely helpful workers, oversee many projects, respond immediately to phone calls, and appear on-site every day, she also managed to have great rapport with everyone. She presented our best offer, $100,000 over asking in one day. We couldn't have been more pleased with this rare combination of good business sense and personal warmth.
To whom it may concern,
My wife and I are not first time house buyers, but were unfamiliar with the areas on the Peninsula. We were highly recommended to Stephanie from a co-worker and we set up an appointment to meet with her. From our first appointment, Stephanie was well prepared with a listing of recently sold houses and new houses on the market for us to review. Stephanie also made sure she knew what our preferences were by showing us some properties to get a feel of what we were looking for. Instantly, she was able to narrow down areas we would be interested in and concentrated on finding listings for those areas. We were able to successfully find a place with Stephanie in less than a month.
However, it doesn't stop there. She continued to monitor the progress of the escrow, even monitoring the progress of the escrow on the house we just sold to ensure that everything was on track. Stephanie was very dedicated about keeping us updated with status, and alerting us when something needed our attention. Stephanie also has a network of service providers that she put us in contact with for anything, ranging from house cleaning to roofing. If something needs to be done, Stephanie either has a contact for you, or can find you one.
I would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie Masten to anyone that is looking to purchase or sell a residence on the Peninsula. Her experience, combined with her knowledge of the area and connections make Stephanie an invaluable resource. She has excellent attention to detail and was a pleasure to work with.
Bryan and Anna Cheung
I am the trustee for a family living trust. The primary asset in the trust was the family home located in Burlingame. This home had been purchased in 1958. Recently the home became unoccupied which triggered a trust requirement to sell the house. Structurally the house was in sound condition but it had not been properly maintained for many years and appeared old and outdated.
Preparing the house for sale required removing all carpets and personal property; significant cleanup, deferred maintenance, paint inside and outside, refinishing wood floors, and installing new light fixtures. Also required replacement of ceilings in two rooms; restoration and updating of the kitchen and bathrooms and several other rooms.
I live in the East Bay so, in addition to a listing agent, I was also looking for agent who was also willing to assist in preparing the house for the sale. I interviewed several realtors, and selected Stephanie. She came highly recommended by friends who had two homes sold by Stephanie.
Stephanie took an active role in both the clean up and updating. In that role, she provided excellent advice in what was worth doing, and what was not. I feel we had a good home and Stephanie helped us optimize all its potential. She was a valuable resource for updating our home. She was both dynamic and motivated in her marketing skills. She displayed excellent people skills with all of the contractors, other agents, perspective buyers and our family.
While work was underway, she generated buyer interest in the house and consulted with other real estate professionals. As the update neared completion, she implemented a very successful marketing plan. The results of her efforts speak for themselves. We had a house that drew the interest of many agents and potential buyers, a marketing effort that built on that interest, highly successful open house and careful follow up on prospective buyers. Within one week of listing, the house had four competitive offers above asking price. We accepted the best offer and the house closed without complications within 30 days.
I am very satisfied with the outcome of our transactions. I am happy that we listed our house with Stephanie, would list another house with her if the occasion occurred. It gives me pleasure to highly recommend her to others who plan to sell a home.
I just wanted send you a note and thank: you for all of the exceptional work you have done for us during the purchase of our new home and the sale of our other home. Throughout the process, your enthusiasm and expertise in the market helped to make two very quick transactions sail through without a hitch. While I've been involved in many real estate transactions, these two were a fantastic experience due to your attention to every detail. I would highly recommend you to anyone thinking of buyer or selling a property, as I've had the great pleasure of working with you in both directions. Thank: you again for all of your hard work.
Both Sallie and I wanted to send you this letter to demonstrate our gratitude for the great work you have performed on our behalf over the past 2 years. Your work for us has included representation as both a selling and a purchasing agent. In addition you were instrumental in providing us with a mortgage contact at Bank of America and a referral for an agent in the sale of our property in New Jersey.
You began working with Sallie in the sale of her home in September, and during that sale you arranged for the staging of the home that resulted in a quick and successful transaction by getting an offer for asking price while Sallie was in the midst of relocating to the NY/NJ area for our marriage. This year you facilitated the purchase of our new home. We were able to secure a mortgage with your help through Bank: of America and again transact most of the business from the East Coast with your diligent efforts.
This included assisting with administrative details associated with our mortgage and making certain that all promised work was performed as stipulated in the Contract a/Sale. By connecting us with a local NJ Real Estate Agent, you further helped our cross-country move and we were able to get a very satisfactory offer for our home in NJ.
We hope to remain settled for a while, but should circumstances change, we certainly would call upon you for assistance with any future real estate transactions. Thank: you for all your hard work and dedication and feel free to use us as a reference.
Michael & Sallie Elkisch