Testimonials

"She knows the market well”

We worked with Ana on the purchase of our home, and she did a great job for us. She knows the market well and is close to the broker community, which comes in handy when gathering insight about the property and negotiating the offer. Ana is also very diligent. We could trust her to have reviewed all the documents, inspected the property, identified any issues and proactively offer up solutions. She is always available and easily accessible, making it a breeze to work with her, knowing she will always make us a priority!

— Amin & Stacey

"She was wonderful to work with"

Ana helped us with the recent purchase of our home in Marin, and the concurrent sale of our home in San Francisco. She was wonderful to work with, well-connected in and knowledgeable of both markets. Ana was spot on when advising us on our offer price and sale price. She stayed in excellent communication with us, handled all of our questions and concerns thoughtfully and professionally, and we felt in very capable, trustworthy hands throughout the entire process. We were also impressed with her "team" - she has clearly prioritized working with the best to ensure your home is well positioned for the sale process, and knew exactly what and who we would need to make our move into our new home go as smoothly as possible. We were very pleased with both results and look forward to working with her again in the future.

— Huntly & Sean Klimchalk

“Ana was decisive, honest and trustworthy”

Ana was an extraordinarily helpful guide in the real estate purchase process. She is knowledgeable, organized, and proactive -- in addition to being someone with whom you'd simply want to spend time. At the outset, she garnered our wants and needs, then strategically showed properties that would be of interest, as well as some to help us become educated about the market. She is well connected and liked in the community, and ultimately helped us close on a property before the first open house! We are beyond pleased with Ana's work, and would recommend her to anyone interested in buying in SF.

— Matt & Kavana

"She conducts her business with a high degree of integrity”

Ana Dierkhising was an integral part of the process of finding a new home in San Francisco for our growing family and additional space needs. We have now worked with Ana over a long period of time in which she diligently helped us refine our goals and eventually matched us with the perfect home. I want to clarify that our long process was driven by us, her clients, as we stopped and re-started our search and explored many different real estate options. We were especially impressed that over the span of our relationship together, Ana never expressed frustration with our changing requirements, and she never pressured us to move forward with options that were not ideal. Ana is extremely professional and she conducts her business with a high degree of integrity. She is very knowledgeable about the San Francisco real estate market and helped us benchmark certain opportunities against others, and also helped us keep a positive perspective about the supply and timing of new homes being added to the available inventory for sale. It was great to have Ana on our team, as she never let us settle for a home that was less than we were hoping to find. Ana is well-connected in the industry, which was an immeasurable benefit - she was able to loop in other members of her Pacific Union team (attorneys, for example) who helped us consider some non-traditional purchase options, and she also was able to make appointments for us to see certain properties before they came to market. Furthermore, even after our purchase has been completed, Ana continues to reach out to us with helpful advice, and is a resource for service providers as we tackle our remodel of the home we purchased. In sum, Ana is a very hard-working, thoughtful, and attentive real estate agent. She was a pleasure work with, and we are honored to count her as our agent and friend.

— Laura V

“Ana was a consummate professional from the very beginning”

Ana was a consummate professional from the very beginning in assisting us with the preparation and sale of our home. She listened to what was important to us, made sure she recommended updates that were strategically valuable to the sale and took care of all the general contracting and preparation from hiring painters, stagers, handymen and landscapers. She always offered us the choice of how and what we wanted to do - and the result was a terrific offer. She was consistent in communicating with us every step of the way and we wouldn't hesitate to refer her and use her services again.

— Diana S

"Ana has been our trusted real estate advisor”

Ana has been our trusted real estate advisor through each real estate transaction we've made in San Francisco. Working with Ana, we've now purchased two residences both of which were perfect for the stage of life we were in at the time. Each time we've looked to enter the market, Ana listened carefully to our needs, provided a clear and wise perspective on the market and the right properties for us, and patiently guided us through each and every step of the transaction. As our selling agent, Ana personally attended to every detail to ensure the process was as smooth and as successful as possible. We feel very fortunate to be raising our children in this wonderful city and attribute much of our happiness to our ability to find the right home--thanks to Ana--for our family.

— Thom & Jillian

"We have had a great experience"

My wife and I hired Ana to help us navigate the highly competitive San Francisco real estate market and find a home that met a narrow set of criteria. She worked tirelessly to identify properties, get us in early for tours and help us through the offer / negotiation process. After about a year of work we found our dream home and felt Ana was a trusted advisor and committed partner throughout the entire process. Subsequently, we sold our prior house and Ana managed nearly every part of the process including preparation, staging, marketing and finding a buyer who paid nearly 20% over asking. Overall, we have had a great experience working with Ana and we highly recommend her as an agent.

— Tod & Rebecca

“Ana is extremely knowledgeable"

We have been involved in a number of real estate transactions and this one was the best experience by a significant margin. Ana is extremely knowledgeable regarding the San Francisco real estate market, where every interesting property receives multiple offers. She navigated us through the unfortunate cancellation of the purchase of the first property we wanted (the sellers wanted to change the deal, without adequate explanation, five days before the close of escrow) and found us a better house at the same price point in less than two weeks. Ana's expertise, follow through and contact base are exceptional. We recommend her highly and without reservation.

— Hal

“She was very responsive and proactive, and clearly had a deep understanding"

Ana helped my wife and me sell our two bedroom apartment in Pacific Heights and find a beautiful three bedroom condo off Lake Street. She was very responsive and proactive, and clearly had a deep understanding of the different pricing dynamics in San Francisco by neighborhood. Once my wife and I identified the Lake street area as a place we'd like to live, Ana recommended we get very aggressive with our offer due to the lack of supply, which I am very happy we did. She was great at screening potential listings for me, so I never felt like I was wasting my time. I heartily recommend Ana and would use her again in the future.

— Brendan & Veronika

“Her market knowledge and follow-through made the crucial difference"

As first time homebuyers Ana was a great help and asset, attentive yet patient as we educated ourselves. In a competitive market she was able to identify prospective homes that met most if not all of the items on our checklist. And in a multi-bidder situation we believe her market knowledge and follow-through made the crucial difference. Once we bought, she had plenty of contacts for service providers, from movers to decorators. Ana’s reputation is stellar: at open houses realtors uniformly had great things to say when they found out who we were working with. She is also a lot of fun to work with.

— Dan & George

"This was the best experience we have ever had"

Ana just sold our condo in the city. Great client service and a terrific result. 

— David & Mindy

"Ana is a terrific realtor"

My husband and I highly recommend her. She helped us find a home and close the transaction. She has been there when we needed her and goes above and beyond.

— JoAnn & Kemper

She is a true professional
Ana helped us successfully negotiate and close quickly on our dream San Francisco pied-a-terre. She is a true professional, highly experienced and a pleasure to work with. Ana knows the luxury market so well and helped us navigate through the process with ease.

— Michelle Griffin

“She has incredible attention to detail, works tirelessly …”

Over the years, we've had the pleasure of buying two homes with Ana and selling one. We bought both homes in very hot markets. We were looking in very specific neighborhoods, for very specific footprints, and we did not want to over-extend ourselves. Ana knew exactly what we were looking for, she was patient, she didn't pressure us, she found the right homes for us in both cases, and in both cases, despite hot markets, she helped us negotiate deals substantially below asking. She was amazing when selling our home. There is a tremendous amount of coordination, logistics, and presentation involved in selling a home. She has incredible attention to detail, works tirelessly, and has fantastic taste. Our home sold substantially above asking before the first open house!

— Amy & Marty Felsenthal

“…hard to do better than that …”

Ana was the listing agent for the sale of our single-family home in the Lake District of San Francisco. We interviewed five agents before selecting her. What differentiated her in the interview process is she came to the interview with a full market analysis and mock-ups of marketing materials (e.g., she had hired a photographer to take some pictures BEFORE we had hired her). She was the only agent we met who was this well-prepared. Our initial impression was confirmed once the sale process was underway. We had two offers above the asking price before the first open house - hard to do better than that. Ana was superb in both her sales strategy (target profile, staging, pricing, marketing plan) and execution (eye for detail, proactive, reliable). Selling your house is always a stressful ordeal. Ana was a steady hand whose advice was invariably on the mark. We could not have asked for a better outcome.

— Sian Wong

"Ana helped us to both buy and sell homes in San Francisco"

I loved working with her and boy is she fast! We scooped up a place in Cow Hollow the first day it hit the market and she got our old place staged and on the market in record time. Thanks Ana!

— Anna Brockway

“She knows her business and is very professional”

Ana Dierkhising made my home buying experience an amazing one! I was very specific about what I wanted, where I wanted it, along with several other 'boxes' that needed to be checked. Based on the home prices here in San Francisco, I wasn't just going to settle. Ana was willing and very patient while we waited for the perfect home. Even when I wanted to take a break from the continuous search...Ana stayed active in the search for me. After months of searching for the perfect one, we found it! Ana guided me through the very stressful 'multiple offer' scenario that is, unfortunately, all too common here in the city. End result?...I purchased the perfect place :) From beginning to end, Ana was an excellent resource. She knows her business and is very professional. On a personal level, Ana is a kind and warm-hearted woman who was concerned for my best interest. It was a pleasure working with Ana and she would be the first person I'd call when the home-buying/selling opportunity presents itself to me again.

— Nancie G.

“Guided many of our difficult decisions”

Ana is an amazing person and an exceptional realtor. She helped our family of five sell our home and purchase a new home with grace and confidence. Ana's sense of style and knowledge of San Francisco guided many of our difficult decisions and helped ease many bumps in this challenging process. She is polished and organized and maintains a professional and calm demeanor in every stage of a real estate transaction - great qualities in a great realtor! I have recommended Ana to friends and family who have all been very pleased with her service. I will continue to recommend Ana to anyone looking for an extraordinary realtor in San Francisco!

— Stephanie

“Exceptionally professional”

Ana is exceptionally professional in all aspects of her work and in particular her dedication, attention to detail, and integrity. She is highly motivated to attain results in a timely yet thoughtful and thorough manner.

— Mike Douchot

“Attentive, professional and patiently worked with us”

After almost a year of Sunday's lost on open houses and a friendly but not quite right relationship with another Realtor, we decided to switch to Ana who was attentive, professional and patiently worked with us from day one as we pursued our white picket fence dream house in the realities of the San Francisco market. Out of ~25 'must have' features, we ended up with all but one in the house we bid on, eventually moved into, and we now love and have a family of 5 happily living in. Additionally, as aspects of the financial crisis complicated the closing process, Ana provided the guidance and leadership to get us through the process, well beyond the responsibility of a Realtor. We have and continue to recommend her to our friends."

— Thom and Jillian

“She negotiated a great price”

Ana found us the perfect home to suit our growing family. She identified a home that we did not know was on the market, and she negotiated a great price in a difficult market. The home had a lot of potential, which Ana could envision immediately (she has impeccable style), and she also helped with introductions to the many different vendors involved in a remodel. She has been a great friend.

— Amy and Marty

“She is well informed and expertly organized”

We recently sold our home in the Richmond District of San Francisco for a record breaking price thanks to Ana. She is well informed and expertly organized the preparation of our house for the sale. The painting, staging, and marketing of the home were well synchronized and completed in a timely manner. Ana also gives her clients excellent information regarding comparable houses on the market. Her knowledge and experience helped us to get five offers on our home. Excellent results!

— Stefaan and Alexandra

"Very professional and very easy to work with”

Working with Ana was truly a pleasure. She is very professional and very easy to work with. She is always available, and if it was not for her, I would not have gotten the home of my dreams. I am very grateful to her for making the process so seamless. She never pressured me into anything that was not a good for my needs. Ana is very resourceful in helping me find a great architect and contractor, that is also very easy to work with, and has quite reasonable prices."

— Denise Zanze

“Really seemed to understand our priorities”

My husband and I were first time home buyers, and we were admittedly a bit intimidated by the San Francisco market! From our first meeting with Ana, however, we knew we were in good hands, and felt so lucky to have her guiding us through the process. She did a great job of educating us on the market and helping us set reasonable expectations. She is a great listener, who really seemed to understand our priorities and needs. It was also quickly clear that Ana is very well connected and respected in the real estate community, so we were confident that we would not miss any opportunities. Each house she showed us was thoughtfully chosen, and she was patient as we took time to settle on the right one. In the end, we purchased the first condo for which we made an offer, and we certainly have Ana to thank for that. From choosing a neighborhood, to making an offer, then the closing and escrow processes, we felt she gave us great advice at every turn. Lastly, Ana's dedication, enthusiasm, and warmth made for a great overall experience!

— Bailey & Brooks R.