For Buyers

Buying Your Home


Karen represents Buyers in all luxury real estate communities in San Francisco, and the surrounding Bay Area including Marin County, Piedmont, and the Mid-Peninsula. With her knowledge of current listings (both properties publicly and privately for sale), Karen can help you find your dream home.

Karen’s experience serving the high-end residential market for so many years makes her sensitive to subtle but critical issues including your individual taste and style, as well as practical considerations such as proximity to schools or shops. At the same time, her intense knowledge of the market gives her a special understanding of the relationship between price and value and the implications to you as a purchaser. Her knowledge of luxury and premier luxury residential real estate will give you the confidence to make informed decisions throughout all stages of the buying process.

As a native to the area, Karen has vast first-hand knowledge of the schools, services, history, and neighborhoods within which she works.

Her ability to find her clients their dream home lies in the wealth and timeliness of the information she has access to. She can perform searches by street, neighborhood, building name, street address, and size and by most amenities as well as provide pictures or a video tour online.

Karen’s goal is to locate for you a range of properties that meet your criteria and to help you find the one home that wins your heart. From there she will guide you through the complex process of negotiating and acquiring the property.

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Initial Buyer Interview

Provide you with an informative packet of information including:

  • Resume
  • Details on market trends and California real estate average sale price
  • Map of the area you are researching
  • Sample contract and mini tutorial of what will be expected when you sign the contract; review of inspection contingencies, Realtor disclosures, civil and consumer protection law

Discover your highest goals and priorities by discussing your wants and needs:

  • Recommend that you become prequalified through one of our preferred lenders
  • In partnership with your lender, discuss financing, net sheets, closing costs, etc.
  • Educate you on the process of title and escrow
  • Provide you with printouts of properties that meet your needs
  • Host a familiarization tour of the area and introduction to the price range
  • Sign an agency agreement

San Francisco and its environs are an amazing place to live. All the neighborhoods have their own distinct personalities, yet you are never very far from any other neighborhood. That said, you do live where you are – meaning that where you live is where you will go most of the time for coffee, to get a quick bite to eat after work, grocery shop, send your kids to school etc. Deciding where you want to live and finding your dream home starts here.

Need to sell your existing home first?

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Karen Mendelsohn Gould brings twenty five years experience in San Francisco residential real estate. She focuses on the selling, purchasing and leasing of fine homes for her clients.
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