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Testimonials

Amazing experience working with these ladies! They took over a listing that had been previously mismanaged, to say the least. They stepped right in and made the transition seamless. Additionally, their local contacts, expertise and enthusiasm was a breath of fresh air. They made the process easy and were with us every step of the way. If you need a realtor team on the Peninsula, the Gilson Team should be your pick. Top notch from start to finish.

Dan & Caitlin |

South San Francisco

It was a pleasure to work with Jennifer and team. I had not sold a home in many years and was very nervous about the entire process. Jennifer and team always knew just how to calm me down, with wisdom and logic, taking the time to present all options as well as
the strategies in regards to our decisions.

I would not hesitate to recommend this amazing team to anyone buying and/or selling.

Daphne |

San Mateo

Simply the best. Smart, attentive, knowledgeable, and honest. GilsonTeam knows the market, lives for the industry and makes everything stress free. Gilson Team took care of everything while my family and I went on our annual family vacay, and made our vacation stress free.

Jennifer even referred us to an Agent for house hunting on our vacation trip. Just amazing.

After my daughter met her and visited her office, she said she would love to be an Agent when she grows up too.

My family and I can't say enough of her team. Forever thankful.

If you're looking to rent/buy in the SF Bay Area or beyond you need to contact Gilson Team of Sotheby's.

Ken C. |

San Mateo

The Gilson team is great. We worked with Sophia Herrera. We found our dream home after 1 weekend of open houses. Sophia told us exactly what we needed to hear to make the best offer. We got the first house we made an offer on. Sophia walked us through every step of the process.

Claire |

Redwood City

Jennifer and team were a pleasure to work with all the way through. From the initial presentation to close, I can only say great things about them and the work they did. I was incredibly happy with the only thing that truly matters: the sale price! But it's so nice to also get quality materials,  incredible services, friendly staff and excellent communication throughout. Thanks Gilson Team!

Justin |

San Mateo

Jen and her team worked hard to get my home for sale in tip-top showing condition and we were rewarded with a fabulous result! They are experts in what makes a home attractive and at finding great buyers!

Suzanne |

Palo Alto

It was a pleasure working with Jennifer and the entire Gilson team! They made the process so easy from prep to close. Jennifer's knowledge of the San Mateo market and her outstanding marketing expertise helped us get dozens of people seeing the house, multiple offers in less than a week, and a  final sale more than $300K over the asking price. We appreciated her responsiveness and willingness to carefully address our questions and concerns. The team has a great sense of style and the staging of what was a very simple house really made it shine. They knew how to show it off to its best potential. I'd be very happy to work with Jennifer again in the future.

Barrie |

San Mateo

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and Sophia for our house shopping process. Compared to other agents we had worked with before, we received a lot more personalized and proactive attention from them, which made our process so much more enjoyable. This team is well-connected  in the Bay Area with other agents, which always helps during the touring and bidding process. They helped us find our home fast, and were candid and helpful throughout the bidding strategy process. I'd love to work with them again in the future.

Hannah and Jake |

Redwood City

Jennifer and her team are excellent! They made the process easy, smooth, and seamless. We did not have to worry about a thing. Gilson Team has our highest recommendation!

Joy |

Mountain View

Jennifer and her team were very responsive and had great attention to every detail from staging to Marketing. We were selling from out of the area so we relied on Jennifer’s team to be on site for the entire process and they did a wonderful job of keeping us informed. Jennifer and her team  attained a sales price for our parent’s home, far beyond our expectations. We are thrilled with her team and the outcome. We highly recommend them.

Sue |

Burlingame

I contacted the Jennifer Gilson team along with my fiancee to buy a single-family house in the San Francisco Bay Area peninsula in January 2018. This is a notoriously competitive area to buy a home in and we came into the process fearing the worst.

Jennifer and Sophia took excellent care of us during this home buying process. We initially looked at a number of houses during the months of December and January, typically the slowest time of the year, with the intention to reduce competition against other buyers. We didn't find any houses we liked after several weeks of touring mostly due to the low inventory during this time. Jennifer and Sophia kept in touch with us throughout, sending us notifications of new listings and offering to go to open houses with us.

In mid January we found the house we wanted to buy and asked the team to make an offer on it. We were on vacation at this time, but Jennifer and Sophia helped us establish a strategy over the phone and prepare a strong offer to submit to the seller. We ended up getting our offer accepted! And proceeded to order additional home inspections under an inspection contingency according to strategy.

We want to express how responsive and knowledgable the team was during this entire process. We ended up closing the offer and the whole home buying process took about two months from start to finish in one of the most competitive single-family home markets in the U.S. I've heard stories from my co-workers in this area taking 6-12 months or longer to close a house and losing many offers during this process, but thanks to the Gilson team's expertise, we were able to finish the process and find a great house (with some minor updates to take care of) in a relatively short time. We are definitely happy with the outcome and would recommend the Gilson team to others in the future for home buying needs.

Daniel and Kaila |

Belmont

The G-Team is the best!!! After looking for more than two years in San Francisco, and honestly with very little interest in relocating down the Peninsula, Jennifer, a close family friend, took a chance in showing me a listing in San Mateo that she knew (better than I) would knock my socks off. She was right! We wrote one offer, and just like that, as serendipity would have it, we closed seamlessly. I don’t know how they do it – but boy, oh boy DO THEY DO IT!!!!! I would recommend highly to even the most discerning and difficult client!

Camilla |

San Mateo

We had a great experience working with Jennifer Gilson and her team. She was responsive, very knowledgeable and showed great skills with all the process details. I felt she really listened to us and developed a plan tailored to our needs. She knows the Silicon Valley area well and had impressive  instincts about the area and market. We felt we were in good hands throughout the process. Highly recommend!

Cathleen |

Saratoga

Excellent.

Mike M. |

San Mateo

My family and I had the good fortune to have Jennifer Gilson as our realtor for both selling and buying.

After a demoralizing experience with a previous realtor in the past in an attempt to sell our house, my mom had lost all her confidence and trust in realtors and felt our house will never be able to be sold.

Jennifer, with her professionalism, expertise, and kind heart, provided my mom with hope and comfort.

Upon our first meeting with Jennifer, her presentation was well-prepared, knowledgeable about the market for our area, and informative of the sale process.

After going through a few interviews with other realtors to get our business prior to meeting with Jennifer, the attribute that set Jennifer above all of other realtors is the way she treats you like family. She cares.

My mom knew Jennifer was her realtor immediately after her first meeting. My mom was not looking for the most skilled and absolutely best realtor (which Jennifer is) but she was looking for someone she can truly trust and respect.

The little gestures that Jennifer did for my mom in the first meeting: greeting and treating her who does not speak the same language with respect and dignity, providing a gentle smile, and hugging her to give comfort and assurance that this will be a great experience and to look forward to it.

Jennifer truly went above and beyond for my family and provided us a VIP experience throughout the entire process of selling and buying. She handled everything and anything that came up and connected us with some of the best people to work with.

Once the house was on market, the house was sold in a week and we were on our way to looking for our next home. For our new house, Jennifer consistently took the time to help us find the perfect home and got us a great price.

Our experience with Jennifer and her team have been nothing short of extraordinary. For my family, it truly has been life changing and Jennifer have earned a lifetime customer

Edmund |

Daly City

Sophia and Jennifer were recommended to me by my friend who’s a real estate agent in LA. My husband and I interviewed with four separate real estate providers before immediately deciding Sophia and Jennifer would be the best fit for us.

On the same day we met them, Sophia took us to look at a few houses and a few neighborhoods we were interested in. We put in an offer in a few days, and lost the house.

In two weeks, we put in an offer again, and now my husband and I are homeowners!!!

Within one month of meeting them, Sophia had us in a house! Without a doubt, their strategies and house comparisons helped us be in it to win it. I am so thankful.

If you are seeking a real estate agent to 1) not make you lock in to a contract with them before even looking at houses (really? how is this even a thing?) 2) have upbeat personalities you’ll NEED bc Bay Area housing can be a downer and 3) SLAY at making things work for you... go with them! They had all the best connections to refer us to.

Thanks Sophia and Jennifer!!!!!

Vivian

Took into account all of my needs as a homebuyer. Provided excellent guidance and was immediate in her responses. Understood exactly how markets would play out. Helped me get the house I was looking for at just the right price.

Christopher |

San Mateo

Jennifer and Sophia are amazing woman. I had to rush to find a duplex for someone to move into and she helped me, not only find the perfect place in Redwood City, but we closed in 3 days and it was one of the simplest transactions of my life. Gilson Team has redefined what full-service means, in my book. I appreciate the exceptional work, ladies!

Joe |

Redwood City

I am so grateful to have such a talented agent in the family. Jennifer and her team found this off-market property for us to purchase and within a day our offer was accepted! I’m a developer, and I’ve been looking for some time for the perfect place to build my home for me and my wife. The location is amazing, it’s perfect for our needs, and we closed more easily than any property I’ve closed on before. She’s got a huge network of clients and agents and her off-market knowledge will get you the best deals possible (exactly like how she was notified about the off-market I bought, she showed it to me, and we made an offer 1 hour later! No counter offering, no negotiating, it was just done.)

Patrick |

Burlingame

Jennifer's name came to me from an acquaintance who had used her in the past. Jennifer was brilliant to work with every step of the way. Started off consulting me about renting home, then ended up selling home. Highly recommend working with her. Very professional, patient, cheerful, honest, smart,  and efficient.

Amy |

Redwood Shores

Jennifer was a delight to work with. From our first discussion, to her detailed market analysis and property assessment, and ultimately her marketing strategy and execution she was a pro. Furthermore, she delivered all this with an exceptional team that worked together in a coordinated fashion.   Jennifer and her team truly thought of nearly every detail so that execution was crisp with no surprises. I highly recommend Jennifer.

Andre |

Los Gatos

Sophia (who's part of Jennifer's team) is very friendly and helpful (my husband and I have encountered some very arrogant real estate agents in SV before Jennifer's team). Sophia took the initiatives to make sure we got the information we needed. I'm thankful that my husband and I end up in  exactly the kind of place we want. Love, love, love both our new home and our neighborhood. Would recommend to family and friends

Caroline |

Burlingame

Awesome service. Fast responses and she was just great. Sold our place in 2 weeks with a record price. All cash purchase. Jennifer was always professional and addressed all concerns we had.

KP |

Burlingame

She was the realtor we used to sell our 1 bd/1.5 bath in Burlingame. She was very professional and took care of everything, since we live in Souther California now. Highly recommend her. She was able to get us the highest $/sqft for a 1 bedroom townhouse in the history of Burlingame. Wouldnt  hesistate to use her again. She even helped us understand and go through all of the logisitics of our first 1031 exchange. Thank you Jennifer!! A++++++

Greg |

Burlingame

Jennifer and her team are amazing realtors. They went above and beyond to help us with the sale of our home advising us in all aspects of the sale. They are very knowledgeable of the process and the market in the Peninsula which helped us sell in an expedited manner achieving our target price. I  highly recommend them for both purchasing and selling

Olga |

San Bruno

Jennifer is a fantastic agent. She's knowledgeable, responsive, and invested in her clients' success. We started our home search with her, and she was incredibly helpful and patient as we went through the discovery process. Ultimately we decided to buy in a different town, but working with Jennifer for the first couple of months was an absolute joy. I would absolutely recommend her!


Buyer

It was my first time as a seller and Jennifer was patient, conscientious and supportive. She was a seasoned professional yet she was warm and friendly. Her calm demeanor made me feel assured that I was in good hands and tremendously reduced my stress level! I would highly recommend to anyone that they hire Jennifer as their agent.


Seller

Jennifer is AN AMAZING real estate agent! She is a fantastic negotiator and the Peninsula community loves her. She knows the market inside and out.

She answered all my questions immediately. Would recommend her to anyone. I cannot praise her enough.


Buyer

Jennifer was extremely responsive and helpful. She was very knowledgeable in the area and proactive in helping me with my home search. I highly recommend working with her.

Kelly |
Buyer

We had such a wonderful experience working with Jennifer. She understood what my family and I wanted in a new home. She is friendly, approachable and a true expert in her field. Her guidance during the purchase negotiation was invaluable. I would recommend Jennifer without hesitation.


Buyer

I was working with another agent before I was referred to Jennifer. Once I experienced Jennifer's top tier service there was no turning back! Jennifer is very responsive, professional, informative and has excellent knowledge of the Peninsula housing market. I would highly recommend her!

Amanda |
Seller

Jennifer has made the buying process so much easier for me. She is very passionate about her work. Her endless hours of work and guidance have put me at ease. I've referred her to my friends and family and they've all been delighted with her service and compassion! Whether buying or selling a  home, I know she will be dedicated to making all go seamlessly and an enjoyable process. Her resources on the Peninsula have also been a tremendous help!

Jaime |
Buyer

My husband & I really liked working with Jennifer. She puts her client's needs and worries ahead of everything else; and, does go above & beyond to help them as much as possible to make house shopping & purchase a good & successful experience. We highly recommend her for relocation as well as local purchasing in Silicon Valley's Peninsula. She knows a great network of other real estate professionals as well as contractors that can help you in every aspect of a house purchase.

Thanks Jennifer! LJ & FT

Lili |
Buyer

Jennifer was great! We had a very good experience with her and I highly recommend her. I was particularly impressed with her work as our listing agent- she had a great strategy to get us a maximum return and handled all the logistics quite well. She is local to the Peninsula and very familiar with the real estate markets.


Seller

Jennifer came fully prepared and presented a great plan for the sale of our home. She stayed true to her word throughout. She has no air of self-importance - classy capable young woman.


Seller

Jennifer is a spectacularly good real estate agent.

We near-simultaneously bought and sold homes in the $1-2M range with Jennifer in a fairly complex situation in ultra-competitive markets. We have previously got to escrow or bought homes 3 different times with 3 different real estate agents within the past 5 years, so we have some experience to draw from on this.

Jennifer is incredible. She was the only real estate agent I've ever had who was genuinely looking after our interests. She is an absolute bulldog negotiator, incredibly prompt, available day and night, and handles the mountain of paperwork, home showings, touch-ups, arrangements with various contractors brilliantly. She was also very good in the initial phase, helping us identify promising neighborhoods for our needs and lifestyle. Jennifer was also respectful of our financial constraints and has a great support staff to handle things on the very rare occasions she is unavailable and for routine paperwork and such.

Lastly, we got great deals on both sides and love our new house in the neighborhood she suggested.

I strongly recommend Jennifer for any real estate transaction, buy side or sell side.


Buyer & Seller

Jennifer is knowledgeable and provided excellent information throughout the home buying experience. She is professional and works for you (the buyer) to help close the deal.

Julie |
Buyer

Jennifer helped me find great local listings. Her expertise and knowledge along the peninsula was outstanding. Highly recommend Jennifer for anyone trying to find a home here in the Peninsula!

Andrew |
Buyer

If selling your home, packing, moving, gives you a headache then leave the selling to Jennifer. We listed, closed and were in our new place in Hawaii in 21 days. Yep, I said 21 days: now that's remarkable! (and was with multiple offers over asking). It's also evidence of her knowledge of the market, marketing skills, and her network of connections.

Now, if you are a first-time buyer/seller and need to be held by the hand and coddled, I sense she could do that and put you at ease. In my case though I am no nonsense and she adjusted to my abrupt personal style without blinking.

Then before I blinked I was at home in the islands.

Mahalo plenty and a hui hou!

William |
Seller

Jen not only knows her market, but she understands the need to get to know her buyers well. That combination makes her amazingly efficient. With her attention to detail and personal integrity, Jen is a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with her again as well as referring Jen to my  family, friends, and associates

Rebecca |
Buyer