"Rebecca has an amazing gift for tracking down the perfect property in the competitive north side of San Francisco and has delivered for us twice. She listened to what our family wanted, practically and aesthetically, brought us opportunities both on and off the market, and tenaciously made it happen. Her expertise is especially evident in the Marina District. She not only lives in the neighborhood,...
Mother of twins
Greg Harris, SVP, Boston Private
"Karen was a great guide to the tricky process of purchasing real estate in San Francisco. It's a tough market to navigate because sellers list artificially low prices to help drive demand and it takes intimate knowledge of the market and the psychology of the typical seller to know how to make an offer. Karen was always quick to show me listings I'd be interested in and helped...
Ben LaBolt, Partner, Bully Pulpit Interactive
"My partner, Rich Royse and I have completed 14 real estate transactions in the last 19 years. It was a fortuitous day that we encountered a Rebecca Schumacher listing. Of course she came to the property on a moment’s notice to show it to us. Thus began a two-year search for the perfect home in San Francisco. She is the most professional realtor we have...
Singer/Actor & former Radio Executive
Rich Royse, Former Financial Advisor, Stanford grad student & lifetime student of the world
"Rebecca is San Francisco’s ultimate real estate insider — her access/connections/tentacles are everywhere. She is extremely responsive, always advocates for your interests, and is an expert negotiator. Rebecca also has an incredible rolodex, and opens doors to the best movers, designers, electricians and anyone you might need for your home."
Lenny Lieberman, Board of Directors, Guthy-Renker
"Rebecca is thoroughly professional, detail-oriented, wired into the latest developments, quick, patient, nice and in every way a pleasure to work with."
Shanin Specter, Kline & Specter
"I recently relocated back to the Bay Area after being away for several years. Rebecca and Karen came highly recommended by a friend of mine; I feel so fortunate to have found this 'dream team'. They asked lots of questions and very quickly gained a keen understanding of what was important to me in a home. They were so completely engaged in the process that I...
"Everyone warned us that buying a home in San Francisco would be a drawn out, arduous and frustrating process. I can't say that this was our experience. With Rebecca leading the charge, we got an early look at a house, negotiated an attractive price and sailed through the closing. I'm just glad I don't have to negotiate against her in my professional life."
Ilana Cohen, Interior Designer, Catherine Kwong Design
Dave Zilberman, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
"Karen worked with my fiance and me as we ventured out to find our first home in a difficult, competitive market. Throughout the entire process, Karen was communicative and provided expert advice, navigating us through all of the unknowns and complexities related to buying a home. Karen's passion for real estate is obvious and her positive outlook and optimism kept us in the hunt, ultimately resulting in our first...
Shira Amrany, VP Strategic Development, High Flying Foods
Spencer Thorp, Director of Home Operations, Divvy Homes
"Rebecca will forever be known as our 'real estate ninja', having helped us purchase an off-market house on our favorite street in San Francisco. She took our admittedly demanding wish list in stride, leveraged her personal contacts, and worked tirelessly to create an opportunity for us to make a preemptive offer in a white-hot market where bidding wars are the norm. Rebecca's tenacity, meticulous nature, integrity, and wealth of...
Rich Miller, Elementary School Teacher
"It’s hard to truly express how special Karen Diemoz is. As a new first time buyer in one of the most difficult markets in the country, I don’t think we would have found our perfect house without her help, guidance and support. She really cares about her clients and truly listens to what they say. It’s a wonderful gift she has; it made my experience such...
Debbie Beck, New York & San Francisco
"Rebecca is a different kind of realtor - in a very positive way. She asks exploratory questions, listens, facilitates prioritization. Impressive market knowledge, early access to upcoming properties and valuation advice all served me very well. Attentive to details, yet always with a high-level perspective, Rebecca deserves strong credit for finding my great place in San Francisco."
Steve Krognes, Chief Financial Officer, Denali Therapeutics
"Karen was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. Even though it took me more than two years to finally be ready to buy, Karen stuck with me and continued to show me properties while educating me on the market with her depth of knowledge. At the point of negotiation, the listing agent informed me that Karen was by far the most professional and organized buyer's agent and...
Matt Fulton, Investments Associate, Private Equity Real Estate at Gaw Capital
"Rebecca is one of the few premier agents who truly have their clients’ interests at heart. What we found so extraordinary—from the minutest detail to sensing our more subtle reactions—is that nothing misses her attention. When you combine her attributes with one of the nicest people we know, we feel you have the best realtor in San Francisco."
Cynthia Schuman Banks,
Dan Banks, Financial advisor
"Working with Karen was an absolute joy; she is kind, smart, informed, diligent, fun and honest. She provides thoughtful feedback, not formula responses, and finds real solutions to barriers. For me, one of those barriers included a unique challenge. I happened to be living in Manhattan at the time of my house hunt, with limited opportunities to visit San Francisco. Karen culled properties, and kept me informed...
"Unlike other agents, Rebecca never ‘sells’; instead she listens — to what you say, to what you don't say, and what your body language reveals — to develop a true understanding of what you are looking for. She asks the right questions and knows the market. Despite the uncertainties of the economy, complex family dynamics and a challenging international close, Rebecca's skills, dedication and passion were indispensable in helping me secure my dream home."
David Pan, President, Les Belles Collines
"In my business life, I am very focused on providing a high touch 24/7 client relationship. Rebecca goes even beyond that — over the course of our home search, she acted as advocate, coach, cheerleader and quarterback. She never let us settle when things got tough and even vetoed a few options we would have accepted but that didn't really meet our life goals. Rebecca saved...
Michael Doonan, Vice President, Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry Retained Executive Search
"Rebecca found me the perfect home for my lifestyle and has been a great investment as well. At the time I going through some significant life changes and needed to find a smaller home, in a safe and vibrant neighborhood that also had a rental space that could generate some needed income. While this was a hard ask, she was sensitive to my needs and after tremendous research found...
Laura Thompson, Strategist making an impact through non-profits
"Karen did an excellent job of helping me navigate the process of buying my home. She was organized, proactive and fun to work with. She listened, helped steer me in the right direction, was always available to answer my questions and helped me ask the right questions to make a good decision. What I was most impressed by was Karen’s ability to build a relationship with the seller’s agent,...
"Rebecca took the time to understand us and what we wanted. We never felt like she was offloading properties on us (as we had felt with other agents). She always gave us her honest opinion - if we walked into a property and we knew it wasn't for us, Rebecca knew it too and we walked out together. Rebecca found us our dream home, meeting all of our criteria....
Lindsey Guest, Co-Founder, Beauty Army
"Rebecca not only knows her market, but she understands the need to get to know her buyers well. That combination makes her amazingly efficient. We spent 5 days in San Francisco, completed a successful negotiation, and did an inspection on the property that we purchased the morning before we left for home. We were able to close in a two week time frame. We have worked with many...
Phillip Collins, MD
"The Schumacher team assisted my wife and me in the purchase of a Russian Hill apartment, our first real estate purchase in many, many years. I cheerfully offer my highest praise to Rebecca's team -- it is a pleasure to work with professionals. Their expertise, organization and communication were akin to what I have experienced from a Fortune 500 acquisitions team and greatly exceeded my rather demanding expectations."
Michael Brown, MB Advisory
"It was such a pleasure to have Karen by my side while buying my first home. Thanks to it being new construction, it took roughly 6 months start to finish. Throughout this process, from beginning to end and even after we officially closed, she was always there to guide, support and explain everything that was happening. After we closed there we some loose ends to attend to which created...
J. Lee, Finance Executive
"The process of buying a new home in San Francisco is intimidating and can be quite exhausting. Choosing the right neighborhood, assessing the real value of old properties, facing fierce competition from multiple buyers, defining the best offer strategy, dealing with sellers. After making no progress, I was referred by a friend to the Schumacher team…and so Karen entered my life. What a dramatic difference! Karen has been the most...
Francesco Boin, M.D. Physician, UCSF