As a first time home buyer, I was overwhelmed by all the different options, terminologies and processes involved with purchasing a home here in San Francisco. The smartest move I made was bringing Maureen Terris on to help me find my future home. Maureen really simplified the process for me, making it all easy to understand and process. She also really helped me focus on figuring out what I was looking for and emphasized the importance of making sure I saw enough places to really find the right match. I could tell that Maureen was much more interested in making sure I was happy in my new home than she was in making a sale — at no point did I feel pressured . She took the time to tour open houses with me and let me know her honest opinions about each one. Her knowledge of real estate in San Francisco helped me focus my search to neighborhoods where I found great properties at good values. She guided me step by step through the process once I was ready to make an offer. I never doubted that Maureen had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process from the beginning of my home search through closing. Working with Maureen made buying my first home a pleasant and fun learning experience.