After the first successful buy in SF last year for my primary-residence, I decided to work with Ronnie again on my second search for a rental property.
The 2 searches were completely opposite from each other, in terms of goals, location, and property types (last but definitely not least). I was referred to a few other agents through friends & family, who have been working specifically with investment properties in my targeted area in SF for over 15 years. After a long consideration, I picked up the phone and decided to reach out to Ronnie again to help me with the second search. I wasn't so sure at the time how well Ron would do over all these highly recommended/ experienced agents, I was quite sure for a fact that throughout a few years trying to build up my Real Estates Portfolio - I have NOT seen anyone who has the same work ethics as Ronnie does! And this isn't something that can be taught (even with time), you either have that factor or you don't. I admire this about Ron, and I knew he would be the one who I could rely on 24/7. So again, I reached out and we started the search.
2 weeks gone by, Ron took me by surprise. Not only that Ron understood the area so well to its core (A+ for industry knowledge), he understood me and my "new goal" just as much, which is the MOST important thing. Ron gave me advice with respect, and always honored/ prioritized my need & want throughout the whole process. In such a competitive market like San Francisco, it is not always easy to win on offers, especially with a budget in mind. Ron took everything into consideration, and advised on all perspectives during the offer process. We finally won the perfect offer after 3 weeks of hard work. I could not be happier!
I also want to emphasize that I'm not always the easiest person to work with a smile. I have incredibly high expectations for client service (I am needy); I always look for perfection + efficiency every step of the process from beginning to close. Luckily, Ronnie has the same values. And he always delivers! So if you want everything to be perfect, I think Ronnie is the perfect agent for you.
Last and most importantly, it's always been fun working with this guy. We always learn a thing or two together, even when we disagree on a few minor things. Ronnie is the guy that would recommend you to a Real Estate attorney for self-protection purposes, try to set you up with a free consultation, and then sit and read on Real Estates Laws with you until mid-night, to make sure you don't use up all the consultation time asking irrelevant questions (I low-key loved this!!!)
At the end of the day, don't we all want an agent who is more than qualified, fun to work with, and always on our side? Home-buying process is already stressful enough, pick someone who you can trust and rely on. I highly recommend Ronnie (once again)!
Ron Salter figuratively and literally held my hand during the nerve racking journey of purchasing property in San Francisco. I needed not just a place for myself but a place that would bring me rental income. He asked basic questions about what I wanted at first but as he and his team did more research he found a more specific and clearer picture of what I needed.
Ron knows the neighborhoods but more importantly he knows the micro locations which suits my needs. And if he didn't know something (or more often HE felt he didn't know enough) he would find the information quickly.
He has an amazing amount of trustworthy contacts such as other realtors, buyers, property firms, sellers, appraisers, architects, construction firms, SF permit experts and many more.
He was also willing to take time when I wanted to look at something that wasn't feasible. But he was never condescending or patronizing to me. That is a generally under appreciated but highly valued character trait to me. And it wasn't just about getting me to buy. He gave me guidance and honest assessments. By the end I had a friend who went above and beyond. He protected me from pitfalls, money holes and even myself. A pink building with a departing pharmacy and dilapidated second floor flat? No Shawn, just no!
After the purchase of an amazing property when all the paperwork was signed he was still looking out for me. He was worried about an estimate I received, felt he could find better for me.
So whether you have a precise vision of what you need or are stumbling around and anxious (like me) Ron Salter will help you navigate the incredibly difficult journey of buying property in San Francisco.
This might seem like a rambling review of Ron but he helped me find a property that was everything I wanted and exactly what I needed. He helped me secure my future. How do you measure that? I felt and still feel incredibly lucky to have him on my side. Thank you, Ron!
I honestly don’t know where to begin with how great of a realtor and person Ron Salter is. Being a first-time homebuyer – and in a market as competitive as SF – I was extremely apprehensive about everything! Thankfully, I could not have asked for someone to work with better than Ron! From the moment we first met to discuss goals and expectations to that milestone when I signed on that dotted line for my very first home, Ron was patient, knowledgeable, and trustworthy every step of the way.
Patience – I had no idea what to expect in buying a home in SF. I was overwhelmed with the countless documents to read, fill out, gather, etc. Ron patiently guided me through all of them – even when I forgot certain deadlines.
Knowledgeable – The SF/Bay Area market can be quite intimidating. Not only does Ron work with a great real estate company that provides him with a platform for up-to-date and crucial information about this dynamic market, he himself also takes the time to do his own research on the area and properties of interest to me. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!
Trustworthy – I find this to be the most valuable quality of Ron. I interviewed a number of realtors (as well as having had prior experiences helping friends with theirs) and I finally selected Ron because I sensed that I could trust him, and he did not prove me wrong. He was not focused on how much money or commission he could make from a certain purchase. Instead, his priority was to find the right home for me. This true sincerity is a quality not found in many realtors, and Ron innately possesses such!
Thank you very much, Ron! You were an integral and appreciated part of helping make my American dream come true!
I have used Ron for two purchases now in San Francisco.
Ron is simply put an amazing human being. Real estate agent aside, Ron is, and I mean this honestly, genuinely there to help you @ 100% with speed and integrity. He literally has zero ounces of ulterior motive. He gets to know you and helps you achieve your goals.
My most recent purchase (a cash-flow positive duplex in San Francisco!!) wasn't the smoothest escrow: the sellers were having issues and delaying closing. Ron was there to have our backs and make sure we were on-top of all possible alternatives. He was both strategic and calm in his approach, and we were able to get the sellers to close after a short delay.
For both houses, Ron did everything a great agent would do (meet at 11pm for showings, answer texts/calls 24/7, analyze market value and negotiate the best deal possible) - but the most memorable and unique part of the experience with Ron was the way he made us feel during the stressful times. Ron was more like a best friend we could trust @ 110% and really enjoy the process with.
No question I will be partnering with Ron on future real estate opportunities. Thanks for everything Ron.
This review is overdue! Ron was such a pleasure to work with and a huge help in my search to purchase my home in San Francisco. I’ve bought and sold real estate before, but never in the city. Ron met with me at a Starbucks, and after listening to my very specific goals, he put together a plan to help me succeed in this complex market. His knowledge of the city, access to industry resources, and pulse on the market were very impressive. After touring several properties, I ended up feeling emotionally torn between 2. I asked Ron for his opinion. To my surprise, he suggested I offer on the much cheaper property. He thought it was a better value, saw greater long-term potential in it. He also mentioned he saw that my boyfriend and I were simply happier there. At that time I knew I was working with the right guy. He wasn’t just looking to make money; he genuinely cared that I made the right decision. I moved forward on the cheaper property and I’m so glad I did! Bottom-line, better than other agents I've used before because of his integrity and industry knowledge. This is an agent whom you can trust/ depend on (always available, even at 11 PM at night to answer my non-sense questions), who is also very resourceful and sharp when it comes to negotiations with another side of the table. We still keep in touch to this day. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase RE in SF.
Ron is amazing! It was an awesome experience working with Ron, He had excellent knowledge of the areas we were interested in and was very helpful in showing us what was available with our preferences and within my budget. Overall he took the time to understand my needs and concerns and worked well to help us find a solution to fit our needs. He is an extremely knowledgeable and resourceful realtor, very professional and has a keen understanding of the San Francisco market. He always made himself available as needed to show properties and answer all any questions and he always followed through on the requests in a timely and thorough fashion. He was always very responsive to all the inquiries and took time to explain things for better understanding. Based on our preferences, together we did a good assessment of how each property met our hierarchy of needs for current home and our aspirations for a property with future rental potential. I would absolutely recommend Ron to anyone looking for an agent – he is 100% worth it to get the most out of your search.
Me and my husband have worked with Ron over a couple of weeks to find our dream house. His approach of finding out what we like, what was within budget and the requirements set the standard when we kicked things off. It’s worth to highlight that we bought the 1st house he has shown us. This reflects how well he understood us and how intuitive he is. Throughout the journey from offer to handover of keys (11 days), it was the smoothest process one can imagine. He was always available and ready to walk the extra mile to provide us answers and to coordinate things with the listing agent. Overall I highly recommend taking up his services. He is very knowledgeable and a great fine man
Ron is the most professional, knowledgeable, and genuine real estate agent I have ever worked with. He knows the SF bay area market really well. I had to make a move from Atlanta to SF and he made the home buying process a lot smoother. Ron was on top of all the current listings and he knew exactly what I was looking for. He uses his knowledge and experience to identify the best options for you. He is a good listener and an honest man. In the end, Ron got me one of the best deals in SF on a Victorian beauty in the heart to the city! Thank you so much! I strongly recommend him to any buyer or seller in the bay area without any reservation.
Ron far exceeded expectations as our real estate agent. He took personal accountability for our listing and new home search. He was able to get us a record $/sqft with a quick all-cash close. He also helped us find and close on our new home at below listing price with a contingent offer in an extremely hot market. My family and I are very thankful for what Ron did for us! It is hard to find someone who cares as much and works as hard as he does!
It was a pleasure to work with Ron when we purchased our apartment in SF. Ron was very knowledgeable of the entire buying process in SF, professional and very responsive to all of our questions/concerns which there were many going through this for the first time. He spent a lot of time to discuss any questions with us laying out pros and cons, so we could make an informed decision and feel comfortable with the approach we were taking. He is very easy to work and I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for real estate in SF.
Ron utilizes his local market knowledge to pair a rational, numbers-based approach with a natural ability to listen, communicate, and advise.