"Becky is among the top real estate professionals I have come across in a long time. Beyond a very deep knowledge of the highly segmented SF real estate market, she has a variety of strengths. Her expertise includes smart bidding strategies and a long history of successful negotiation for clients. Her long standing contacts within the broker network allow for unique insights into property availability and her an eye for detail can be invaluable.
Becky is involved in the sales process from listing (or search start for buyers like me) to escrow closing. She reads all the documents and is aware of many real estate issues that regular non real estate professionals often over look.
Her personality is wonderful and her enthusiasm makes the difficult real estate process far more enjoyable."
— David Greenwald (Buyer and Seller)
"Becky Layton will be our only Realtor going forward. I was a first-time home buyer who purchased a two-unit house with my partner and another couple who are our close friends. Becky was hands down the best Realtor we could have ever used. Why?
- Becky is an expert in her field and is extremely knowledgeable
- She is professional, friendly, and has a considerate nature
- She is extremely well known in the community and has an excellent reputation (we were proud to tell seller's agents that Becky was our buyer's agent because it got their attention)
- She makes herself available when you need her, she even kept in touch with us when she was out of town
- She is extremely quick to return calls and e-mails and takes care to manage the number of clients she works with at one time
- She is patient and willing to answer as many questions you can throw at her
- She was extremely helpful in the negotiation process and through escrow, providing recommendations and key points to consider throughout
We purchased our perfect house in a perfect location in only two-months. We still cannot believe it. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced one, I cannot recommend Becky enough."
— Terry Pirtle & Rick Aldridge (Buyers)
"Becky's the reason we own our wonderful home right now. From the very first step of finding it to the last of getting the keys, she was terrific. She is professional, detail-oriented, incredibly responsive, very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be around. We wouldn't go with anyone else."
— Sam Test & Jason Cauthen (Buyers)
"I highly recommend Becky as a real estate agent for both sellers and buyers. She tirelessly helped us look for properties in the city, sometimes even watching my kids as I went to open houses. She plays the San Francisco real estate game with tactical precision, knowing when to low ball, when to sweeten the deal and when to walk away. And as soon as the ink dried on our new home, Becky swung into action to sell our previous property, tapping her huge network of excellent, reliable service professionals. We got 9 offers in the first week! My husband used to work with Becky in her previous life at Andersen Consulting and PeopleSoft, so we knew she was the real deal."
— Jennifer & Dave Martin (Buyers & Sellers)
"If I could give Becky six stars, I would. She made buying a property in San Francisco downright pleasurable. She is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and straightforward. We worked with her for months as we searched, and she was with us every step of the way - never pressuring, always helpful. We sent her to the far corners of the city looking at properties and she never hesitated. She is very thorough and does things by the numbers - she carries a calculator in her purse to do ad hoc calculations - which made evaluating our options very clear. When working with us and other agents she has a fantastic personality - always friendly but equally willing to talk directly about the issues. After we closed on our property she continued to help us with some residual issues even though her official duties were finished. We felt cared for and would not hesitate working through Becky again on our next transaction or recommending her to our friends."
— Brad Andrews & Shaun Cordes (Repeat Buyers)
"Thank you so very much for doing a wonderful job in selling my mother's house. Your attention to detail, the time you took in explaining every step of the process, your efficiency, and your ongoing co-operation and concern were exemplary. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is thinking of selling or buying a home."
— Helen Noakes (Seller)
"We recommend Becky Layton very highly to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in San Francisco. We loved working with her this year to buy our first home.
Others have already commented about how knowledgeable she is: she was able to give us more detail about neighborhoods we already were looking in and suggest places we hadn't thought of yet. When it came to making offers on houses with low list prices, she could predict the sale prices very well. Prices vary dramatically within the real estate microclimates of SF, yet Becky was always able to go over the details with us and we appreciated her quantitative approach.
She also did a good job setting our expectations with each of the five offers we made, letting us know whether it was a long shot, whether she thought we'd get into the multiple counter-offer, whether we had a good chance of getting it, or not. She explained complicated concepts well and completely, and was never pushy, always on our side. Becky would really try to make sure that we got the best deal, so we let her know when we wanted to be more or less aggressive and she always listened.
We also noticed her excellent reputation with other agents. Whenever we went to open houses and agents asked who was representing us, we mentioned Becky and without fail, people said "Oh, Becky's great!" When there are many, many offers on one place (16 on one place we bid on in the Mission!) having a well-known, well-respected agent can help make the difference.
On top of all this, she worked with us to submit our first offer on the morning after her first ironman! I think that shows how hard she's willing to work for her clients and how available she makes herself. We couldn't recommend her more highly."
— Katherine Copic & Daniel Spoonhower (Buyers)