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What People Are Saying
“Andrea’s an amazing realtor. And friend. And therapist. And overall life coach. This was our first home in a nuts market and Andrea could not have made it easier…or more fun. Over the course of 7+ months she was beyond patient and informative. She knows the market here inside and out. If you’re looking for some $5 hot n’ ready shithead realtor, turn on Bravo TV. Andrea asks all of the questions you didn’t even think you needed to ask and she and her really great team work really, really hard for the clients. She never pressured us and she never presented anything over budget (we took care of that ourselves). She knew when we were uncomfortable and she never wavered from the goal of finding us the right home. In the end not only did she help us find a great place, she helped connect us to everyone we needed and she still responds to every random homeownership question we have.”
We actually met with several real estate agents before deciding to go with Andrea…We would definitely use Andrea again and would refer any friends to her who are looking for a home in San Francisco.
Andrea is amazing… In such a crazy market, it was her expert skills and strong intuition that got us into our dream home. You simply cannot choose a better broker to work with!
Two separate friends of ours recommended Andrea, and about five minutes after our first conversation together, we knew ‘she was the one’. No wonder our friends recommended her so highly, and that’s why we now recommend her to our friends as well!
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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