Our Team

We are a visionary team of real estate agents with over 40 years of experience buying and selling homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. With our comprehensive marketplace insight, extensive access to the latest properties, and collaborative approach, WelcomeHomeSF is committed to closing the deal. As part of the Vanguard Properties family, we bring an unwavering dedication to our clients and will make the home of your dreams a reality!

Cassie Kim
Cassie Kim
Realtor® - SF, Transaction Coordinator

With a combined 18 years of experience in the title, escrow and the real estate industry Cassie offers extensive insight and superb customer service. Her background in law is of tremendous value to both WelcomeHomeSF clients and the team.

DRE # 01913111
Cell 415.613.9496

Joe Vaca
Joe Vaca
Realtor® - SF Bay Area, Director of Operations

With his successful business development background, Joe brings his organizational expertise and passion for identifying optimal solutions to the team and is committed to building exceptional relationships with all WelcomeHomeSF clients.

DRE # 01996282
Cell 510.693.8222

Andrea Swetland
Andrea Swetland
Realtor® - SF Bay Area, Top Producer

Since becoming an agent in 1993, Andrea has been a leader in the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area real estate market and is ranked in the top 1% of all local agents. Andrea is perpetually striving to find new and better ways to serve her clients and community. She is currently serving on the San Francisco Association of Realtors -Board of Directors.

DRE # 01179634
Cell 415.385.4768

Venus Taillant
Venus Taillant
Realtor® - SF & North Bay, Sales Asst.

Venus combines a tenacious spirit with endless energy to provide exceptional support for all WelcomeHomeSF clients. She is currently attending Pepperdine University, in Malibu CA, to further advance the skills she acquired under the guidance of her mentor, Andrea.

DRE #02059342
Cell 415.933.9546

Joell Vaca
Joell Vaca
Sales Support & Drone Tech

Joell’s at service nature and “Can-Do” attitude contributes boundless energy and support for all WelcomeHomeSF clients. 06/20 Joell eager to start his Freshman Year at Pepperdine University to explore the many facets of education and international travel while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Joell provides an additional advantage to our 5 star service, and we hope to enjoy his 5 Star Service during school breaks!

Cell 669.888.4331

Andrea Swetland
Andrea Swetland
Realtor®, Top Producer - SF Bay Area

Since becoming an agent in 1993, Andrea has been a leader in the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area real estate market and is ranked in the top 1% of all local agents. Andrea is perpetually striving to find new and better ways to serve her clients and community. She is currently serving on the San Francisco Association of Realtors – Board of Directors.

DRE # 01179634
Cell 415.385.4768

Learn more about Andrea

Joe Vaca
Joe Vaca
Realtor® - Director of Operations

With his successful business development background, Joe brings his organizational expertise and passion for identifying optimal solutions to the team and is committed to building exceptional relationships with all WelcomeHomeSF clients.
DRE # 01996282
Cell 510.693.8222

Learn more about Joe

Cassie Kim
Cassie Kim
Realtor®- SF, Transaction Coordinator

With a combined 18 years of experience in the title, escrow and the real estate industry Cassie offers extensive insight and superb customer service. Her background in law is of tremendous value to both WelcomeHomeSF clients and the team.
DRE # 01913111
Cell 415.613.9496

Learn more about Cassie

Venus Taillant
Venus Taillant
Realtor® Sales Asst. (SF & North Bay)

Venus combines a tenacious spirit with endless energy to provide exceptional support for all WelcomeHomeSF clients. She is currently attending Pepperdine University, in Malibu CA, to further advance the skills she acquired under the guidance of her mentor, Andrea.
Cell 415.933.9546
DRE #02059342

Joell Vaca
Joell Vaca
Sales Support / Drone Tech

Joell’s at service nature and “Can-Do” attitude contributes boundless energy and support for all WelcomeHomeSF clients. 06/20 Joell eager to start his Freshman Year at Pepperdine University to explore the many facets of education and international travel while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Joell provides an additional advantage to our 5 star service, and we hope to enjoy his 5 Star Service during school breaks!
Cell 669.888.4331

Personalized Listings

Create an account with our RealScout listing alert platform today, and get personalized home matches delivered to you.

By aggregating and analyzing hundreds of data points, we’re able to provide search results for homes based on highly desirable, yet traditionally unavailable criteria, such as ‘Kitchen Island’ or ‘City Lights View.’

Our Listings

Learn more about currently available WelcomeHomeSF properties.

701 Minnesota No. 224, SF CA

2BR/2BA Potrero Square Stylish Loft

SHOWING BY APPT

12 Main Drive. San Rafael CA

4BR/2BA Glenwood, Pt. San Pedro, San Rafael Home

SHOWING BY APPT

18 Fair Avenue, SF CA

3BR/1.5BA Rare Bernal Heights Move-in Ready Home

SHOWING BY APPT

1267 Rosita Road, Pacifica CA

2BR/1.5BA Pacifica Townhome

Price Adjusted $750,000

3550 Market Street #303, San Francisco

2BR/2BA Spacious Twin Peaks Condominium

COMING SOON!

2468 Bush St.,#A, San Francisco

1BR/1BA Fantastic Lower Pac Heights Condominium

Showing By Appt!

722 23rd Avenue, San Francisco

Lovingly Restored Classic Edwardian 3BR/2.5BA

64 Fairfield Way, San Francisco

2BR/1BA Twin Peaks Single Family Home

COMING SOON!

24 Page St., No. 1, San Francisco

2BR/2.5BA Two-Story, Two Private Suites, Central Hayes Valley SF, Condominium

Showing By Appt!

Success Samples – Listings Sold

It’s our mission to turn every client into the owner of the home of their dreams.
These are some recent success stories.

5 Gothic Drive, Novato CA

3BR/2.5BA Magnificent Move-in Ready Home

SOLD $910,000

471 Jersey St., San Francisco

3BR/1.5BA Fantastic Location Noe Valley Condominium

SOLD $1,760,000

1880 29th Avenue, SF

Wonderful 3BR/2BA Sunset Family Home

SOLD OVER ASKING $1,420,000

20737 Eden Lane, Tuolumne

3BR/2BA Scenic Mountain Top View Home

SOLD $399,000

404 Calle De La Mesa, San Francisco

4BR/4BA Move-in-ready Oasis, Novato, CA

SOLD $1,149,000

989 Sutter Street #3, San Francisco - MLS#493921

Stunning 4BR/3.5BA Condo in the Heart of SF

SOLD! $1,949,000

1854 Vallejo Street, Unit A, San Francisco - MLS#457584

Magnificent Pacific Heights French Villa Condominium

SOLD for $2,317,000 – OVER ASKING!

790 Arlington Circle, Novato

Tranquil Southern Novato 4BR/2.5BA Oasis!

SOLD for $1,569,000 – OVER ASKING!

111 Greenfield Avenue, San Rafael

Gorgeous Garden Home 2BR/1BA Charmer!

SOLD for $880,000 – OVER ASKING!

10 Westwood Drive, San Rafael

Stunning, Tranquil 3BR/2BA Must-See Home

SOLD for $1,250,000 – OVER ASKING!

33 Dellbrook Avenue, San Francisco - MLS#484598

4BR/3BA Fabulous Remodeled Mid-Century Modern Home

SOLD for $1,850,000 – OVER ASKING!

2336 Jones Street #A, SF 94133 - MLS#483329

1BR/1BA Exquisite Russian Hill Garden Condominium

SOLD for $855,000- OVER ASKING!

112 Garner Drive, Novato 94947 - MLS#21902411

Modern Hilltop Masterpiece

SOLD for $1,749,000!

65 Amber Drive, San Francisco

3BR/2BA Diamond Heights Corner Home w/ Large Yard

SOLD $1,750,000

15 Jennings Court, San Francisco - MLS#493671

3BR/2BA Spacious Sunny Bayview Heights Condominium

SOLD $808,000

666 Post Street #301, San Francisco

1BR/1BA Lower Nob Hill Cooperative

SOLD $625,000

284 19th Ave. San Francisco

2BR/1BA Fantastic Location, Richmond District Condominium

SOLD $929,000

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2020 Ten Year Service Goal - ONE THOUSAND OWNERSHIP DREAMS BY 2030!

What People Are Saying

In The News

The WelcomeHomeSF team has been in the news! Check out our most exciting updates.

5 Tips When Selling Your Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, but you can still sell your home. Check out our tips for finding the right agent to get your house sold.

Junior League of San Francisco 2019 Annual Fall Luncheon; Co-chaired by Venus and Andrea

Co-chaired by our very own Venus Taillant and Andrea Swetland, the Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. hosted the 2019 Annual Fall Luncheon highlighting a panel of all women. They shared their unique perspectives and inspiring stories about how they became women of power, and how women in society have evolved as a whole.

The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. (JLSF) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Andrea recognized by SF Magazine as 1 of 12 Five Star Real Estate Professionals in San Francisco!

The Luxury Council of San Francisco and San Francisco magazine, in partnership with the respected REAL Trends organization, has recognized WHSF as one of their Top 100 recognized teams!

We are proud to have been introduced as one of the Leading 100 by SF Magazine, which recognizes the outstanding top performers in Bay Area real estate sales. The stated vision of the Leading 100 list is to provide the Bay Area community with an authoritative, annual guide to real estate agent performance based on results and meritorious performance.

Arthritis Foundation's SF Walk To Cure Arthritis; Co-chaired by Miriam and Andrea

In honor of Andrea’s mother, Alicia Camarasa, Andrea and Miriam co-chaired the Arthritis Foundation’s San Francisco Walk To Cure Arthritis. The event took place in July of 2019 and was attended by people of all ages and walks of life! Walking distances of up to 5K in and around the Presidio, they raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Arthritis Foundation’s mission and various Arthritis programs.

The Arthritis Foundation is leading the fight for the arthritis community. Helping conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Their goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life while making each day another stride towards a cure.

The San Francisco Association of Realtors welcomes Andrea Swetland to their Board of Directors!

We are honored to announce that after 25 years in real estate Andrea will be serving as a Director on the board of The San Francisco Association of Realtors. With the ever-changing laws in San Francisco, she is committed to working alongside the SFAR President to bring her clients cutting-edge information and make buying real estate more affordable for everyone who calls this amazing city home.

The Luxury Market Council of San Francisco, in conjunction with REAL Trends, San Francisco and Silicon Valley Magazines, recognizes Vanguard Properties as Brokerage of the Year!

“With a growing number of it’s offices, agents and “For Sale” signs permeating the marketplace, superlative marketing and a familial atmosphere, it becomes obvious that something is stirring at this highly regarded and fiercely-independent locally owned brokerage that resides on greatness as it continues forward as a major force in Bay Area real estate.” -The Luxury Marketing Council

Andrea Swetland Says Goodbye to the KGO 810 Radio Real Estate Clinic with Brian Copeland!

For the past two years, Andrea has had the pleasure of being a panelist on KGO 810 studios, discussing real estate in the Bay Area with host Brian Copeland.

Top Agent Magazine

She showcased the San Francisco real estate market during the 2003 season premiere of HGTV’s House Hunters in an episode entitled, “Coast to Coast”, and she’s been a top producing real estate agent since 2000…

Andrea interviewed on persistence by Inman contributor Andrew Flachner

A recurring and legitimate challenge in a low-inventory market is homebuyer fatigue. Understandably, having your eighth offer rejected can take the wind out of a buyer’s sails, and it can be a strain on both buyer and agent.

Andrea Swetland explains to Andrew and his readers, in this article “How I learned to stop worrying and love low-inventory markets”, the importance of persistence: “Someone needs to tell discouraged homebuyers not to give up until they find their dream home — I am that person for them.”

In fact, one of Andrea’s buyers, fatigued out after six failed offers, came to talk to Andrea about dropping out. Andrea’s cheerleading at that meeting encouraged them to put in one more offer, and the seventh time was the charm — two days later, they were in escrow.

Andrea Swetland - Top 10 Realtors in The Mission

Periodically, RealScout identifies the most influential Realtors in the San Francisco Bay Area. After sifting through online reviews, social media and press, we’re proud to announce the Top 10 Most Influential Realtors – The Mission District.

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