We worked with Patty over the course of two years to find the house we are now living in and then to sell our previous home. Throughout the process she was a great listener and very open to the feedback we gave her. We had a very specific idea of exactly what we were looking for and after trying to work with a couple of other brokers who would just send us everything that came on the market, we found Patty. She took the time to get to know us, understand the specifics of what we were looking for and then ONLY reach out to us when she saw something in previews that she thought was worth our time.
These days, thanks to Zillow and Trulia, most buyers and sellers get 99% of the information on new availabilities the second they hit the internet. So brokers need to figure out new ways to add value other than telling you what you already know. What worked so well for us with Patty was that she went to the trouble to work her own personal broker network and find us a place that fit what we were looking for BEFORE it came on the market. Since we had done our homework and given her so much feedback, we knew when she found it that it was the right place for us. I can honestly say, we wouldn't be in our house today--which we absolutely love-- if it weren't for Patty's hard work.
MARIN COUNTY | KENT WOODLANDS
“Patty is absolutely amazing! We found the perfect house and now own it thanks to her. This was our first home buying experience and she guided us every step of the way -- we never once felt overwhelmed despite how competitive this market is. In fact, with her guidance navigating the offer process we got the very first house we put an offer on! Pretty much unheard of in this market, and 100% thanks to her thorough sense of the market and her ability to suss out what a particular seller is looking for in an offer.
During our search, Patty listened to our needs and translated that into ongoing suggestions for homes that matched our priorities, along with her expert view on which ones were worth seeing. It was amazing to get her eagle eye on these homes so she could highlight things for us that we would otherwise have missed - everything from factors that would impede or accelerate long term valuation to how easy or difficult it would be to change elements of the houses we didn't love. And the best part is -- now that we've bought the house she's been extremely helpful with resources and ideas to help us take our home to the next level. She really is a partner in this process, and this continues post-purchase. We couldn't be more lucky to have her in our court!”
MARIN COUNTY | KENTFIELD
“We would very highly recommend Patricia Scott Winslow to anyone needing an experienced Realtor in the Bay Area. Patty’s work ethic is exemplary and her commitment to her clients goes above and beyond. Patty’s knowledge of the market and incredible attention to detail is what made our experience of selling our San Francisco home of many years, a seamless and smooth transaction. The insiteful and professional guidance through the whole process was extremely valuable and we would not hesitate to contact her again for buying or selling property.”
SAN FRANCISCO | PRESIDIO HEIGHTS
“Patricia Scott Winslow became deeply engaged in our process of refurbishing and renovating our mother's home in preparation for sale. She demonstrated a passion for her work that I have never seen before in a professional in her field, combining her highly skilled interior design experience with a seasoned and sophisticated awareness of current real estate market conditions/climate and the primary strategies that would be needed to maximize the value of our mother's home prior to sale. She helped us manage the entire process through extensive renovations, staging, placing the home on the market, negotiations and the final sale procedures with great skill and determination. Throughout, her communication skills and accessibility are second to none. We were absolutely delighted and impressed with the outcome. I recommend Patricia wholeheartedly and without reservation.”
MARIN COUNTY | MILL VALLEY
“If you are looking for a shrewd and exceptionally hard working real estate agent, whose interests are solely yours, you will find her in Patricia Scott Winslow. Patricia worked from dawn to dusk to find me a house, and every time we were together, her attention was focused 100 percent on that search. She inspired a wonderful feeling-the feeling that I was her only client. I know this was not true. I can say that Patricia possesses the inexhaustible drive that separates good real estate agents from excellent real agents. I am a newspaper reporter and she has the qualities of a great reporter on the trail of a super story: she tracks down every lead, and makes sure she gets there first.
Patricia knows precisely what a house is worth and, most importantly, its potential. She has great taste, and her extensive interior design experience brings an added dimension to her work.
Lastly, the most important thing i can say about Patricia is that I always felt comfortable with her. I am certain that on several occasions she thought I was making a mistake for rejecting a property, but she never let personal opinion affect her work, nor did she act patronizing. She always continued looking for a place in the same manner that she had been: persistently and thoroughly, with absolute conviction that we would find it.
EAST BAY | BERKELEY
“Patricia is a whirlwind of energy, wrapped in a fount of experience, with amazing market savvy and exquisite decorating skills and talents!
After we reconnected (she had helped us with multiple successful East Bay residential transactions years back) Patty had the drive and vision to imagine, plan, and co-execute a complete almost-reality-TV interior and exterior home makeover, down to the last staging detail, and then transform and market our estate home, resulting in a sale well above the asking price, and significantly higher than the appraised value!
Her strengths are too numerous to recount here, but include her sunny unsinkable spirit (construction can have its moments!) her deep granular knowledge of home design trends and finishes, and her sense of vision in terms of knowing what improvements will not only create a fabulous statement, but how to source fixtures and other materials efficiently and cost-effectively.
Patty's marketing knowledge and use of available tech tools to leverage the presentation of a home are awesome! I can't think of an agent we have worked with over the years that you can totally trust to make an investment in a property that the market will recognize and enthusiastically respond to.
This agent goes way above and beyond! For example, after we completed our intense six week makeover, coordinating multiple trades to transform this property on a pretty tight budget, she got it on the market with a picture perfect rollout resulting in a successful close in 45 days thereafter. We were breathless to clear the home, and Patty literally got to work helping to find buyers for furniture, artwork, and other collectibles and household goods, placing some items locally and some as far away as the East Coast!
Patty even came back to the home to volunteer her time, talents, and display items, to help us set up the final long-weekend estate-sale blowout! She even put last minute unsold items online for us, and coordinated sales to clear the home in time for an early closing.
Patricia is the complete package, and brings integrity, passion, creativity, boundless energy, and joy to every aspect of what is for most people the most major personal and financial transition in their lives. I can recommend her without reservation. She truly earned her commission and our continued trust.”
MARIN COUNTY | SAN RAFAEL
“Fabulous. The one word that best describes Patricia Scott Winslow, Real Estate Professional. But if we had more room to write we would have to add: Strategic, Professional, Brilliant, Wise, Experienced, Trustworthy, Friendly, Profit Oriented, The person you would want to be your best friend. The person most likely to cook you the best meal of your life…”
MARIN COUNTY | SAN RAFAEL
We have worked with Patty for nearly 4 years. She consulted with us prior to moving the Bay Area and spent a lot of time discussing neighborhoods, goals, and the overall market. Over the years we developed a strategy and when we were ready she helped us buy the home really wanted in a challenging market. When working with someone like Patty you realize how critical it is to have the right agent. She is honest, reliable, hard-working, extremely knowledgeable, experienced, talented, and a lot of fun to be around. She has incredible instincts and operates like she wants to earn your business indefinitely, not just a temporary single transaction. You see this in how much she cares about her clients and her understanding of how the purchase or sale of a home affects the individual or family so deeply. We wouldn't work with anyone else and recommend her at the highest level, without question. Thank you, Patty!
MARIN COUNTY | NOVATO
Patty is amazing...she staged our home using both our furniture and some of hers and it looked gorgeous. She made sure that we had all inspections and disclosures done prior to listing. She paid attention to the outside as well as the inside and created a lovely, inviting environment. Patty did her research and priced our home perfectly resulting in two offers over asking following just one open house!
MARIN COUNTY | SAN RAFAEL
“Both Anne and I were impressed by your dedication and hard work on our behalf. You gave us a strong strategy for finding an appropriate house, along with the tools and advice that enabled us to “get the jump” on other buyers. You never pressuredus to buy any particular house. And, you pointed out the flaws in the houses we saw as well as their potential. We greatly appreciated your candor and patience, especially when many agents would be more interested in obtaining a commission than finding the perfect house.
Your bidding advice and pre-financial approval advice not only helped us win the bidding war, but you also obtained valuable concessions for us. There was no question in our minds who we wanted to sell the house for us when the time came. I hope that your other clients appreciate your loyal, dedication, skill and talent as much as we have.”
MICHAEL AND ANNE B.
EAST BAY | OAKLAND HILLS
"Thanks so much for selling our home. The sale was a terrific success. Multiple offers, a contract 30% over the asking price, no contingencies, and a fast close. You advised us well and we wound up with a lucrative, non-contingent contract. Jessica and I can see why you are so successful. You know the market and provdied us with great service and wise counsel. We are very satisfied customers. We wish you continued success."