Clara Lee
Phone: M: 408.568.5576 408.568.5576 mobile
Phone: O: 650.325.6161 650.325.6161 office

Clara Lee

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The process of buying or selling real estate can be challenging if not managed properly. While each transaction is unique, everyone wants essentially the same thing – the best possible price with an easy and seamless transaction. But some real estate markets are more difficult to manage than others, like the red-hot market in the San Francisco Bay Area. For that, you need a competent, caring, knowledgeable REALTOR ®. One who is experienced in not only the values and availability of property in your specific area but also the best way to avoid frustrations. You have found that REALTOR ® when you find Clara Lee.

While Clara can provide real estate services to the entire Bay area, her special focus is Santa Clara, San Mateo as well as southern cities of Alameda counties. This area is actually a collection of individual communities each with great schools, cultural diversity, and a “hometown” feel. Each has their own brand of architecture, amenities and housing opportunities from an elegant condo with fabulous views, to a cozy family home, to an investment property. Clara and her family live, work and play here. It is her backyard.

As a seller, you would be well advised to follow Clara’s directions. She knows what sells at an optimum price. Frequently even minor changes combined with Clara’s “ Unique Marketing Plan” and strategic marketing campaign can bring multiple offers from qualified buyers maximizing the value of your property. She can also provide you with a resource list of stagers, subcontractors and tradespeople to simplify the process for you. She also assists you in evaluating the merits of every offer.

As a buyer, Clara Lee will teach you how to look at a prospective property purchase. She will show you a vision for the property and not just the superficial staging that entices some buyers. She can provide the names of appropriate lenders, should you need a mortgage loan and will coach you on property values and writing a strong offer based on her market research and experience.

Whether buying or selling, when you work with Clara Lee you realize that you have not only a highly skilled REALTOR® and negotiator but an advocate on your behalf. Clara knows that truly effective negotiation takes time, patience and experience and she is ready to put those qualities to work for you.

Clara leverages her reputation of honesty, integrity and fair play with her colleagues on behalf of her clients which leads to finding those “off market” properties plus smoother and more timely closings. Her hard work, ethics and determination gives her the ability to channel her limitless enthusiasm, energy and experience toward making clients’ goals a reality.

Clara has chosen to partner with Coldwell Banker Realty’s Palo Alto office. Their cutting-edge technology, supportive and experienced management, and current relevant market data help Clara provide the best Client Care possible. Coldwell Banker Realty was founded in San Francisco in 1906 giving Clara and her clients the best of both worlds, Local Traditions with Global Connections. Call or email Clara Lee today and let her help you make the right move. 

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"Clara made our house buying experience as painless as possible. She started off by adding us to her mailing list. Basically, we gave her the details of what we were looking for and when a house came into the market with those specs, it was e-mailed to us. This was useful to us, too, because it kept all of these houses in our own personal list and we could look at them and compare. Next, she took us to any of the houses we wanted to look at. We looked at a few houses before we actually found a house that we wanted to bid on. Not only did she treat us as a friend during this whole process, she did even more for us after the house was sold. Since she knew we were planning our wedding, she helped us set up the fumigation appointment, helped us set up utilities, met with the carpet guys, etc. It's hard to find realtors like that. Usually, it's "oh yes, I got my commission, NEXT!" But, I never got that impression with Clara. In fact, we still see each other from time to time. "

  -Jamie J., Client

"So, perhaps I am remiss for not having posted this review ten years ago when Clara first entered my life ... But, the silver lining regarding my delay is I now have such extensive experience working with Clara that I can now expound on all that is amazing about Clara Lee. At this point, Clara has aided me five separate times with regards to my real estate and housing needs. Clara couples unsurpassable professionalism and real estate acumen with compassion, diligence and intelligence. Really. There is no one who works harder than Clara for her clients (more about that below). She listens to what you want and I can count on her input and guidance in every instance. This is because I know she has her finger on the real estate market and pulse of various regions in the Bay Area and has my best interests at heart every single time. She goes above and beyond EVERY single time. If you are looking for an agent, you need to contact Clara immediately!"

  -Darcy S., Client

"We have absolutely no regrets in choosing Clara as our realtor! Clara never hesitated to go the extra mile to facilitate our home buying process. She really cared about us and always offered valuable advice on things we were never aware of. Unlike some realtors who only want to secure a quick deal, Clara was different - she truly wanted us to be completely satisfied and at peace with our initial offer and eventual purchase. And never once did she pressure us to make decisions quickly - in fact, she wanted to be sure that we weren't being overly excited and impulsive as first-time homebuyers. Clara made the whole process seem like a breeze with her extremely detail-oriented and efficient nature! She is extremely reliable and can always be trusted to get things done ASAP. Homebuying might be an ordeal for some people, but Clara worked her magic and made our initial fears vanish. If you want a realtor who truly cares about you as a person, choosing Clara is the way to go! "

  -Serene L., Client

"I am a first-time buyer and Clara was an absolute godsend -- I can't imagine doing a house transaction without her by my side now. She is incredibly caring, patient, thoughtful, delightful, and very diligent. I was told it's rare to find agents who truly look out for your best interest, but Clara is that rare diamond. She went above and beyond in several dimensions, from actively sourcing houses to see despite an incredibly long list of criteria, replacing me as a stand-in for some inspections when I couldn't attend during work hours, conducting interviews to help me source the best person for a variety of jobs, spending hours on calls or in person late into the night to educate and explain everything from documents to the process, and simply being there to support me and my family as a kind human being. "

  -Sylvia P., Client

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630 Ramona St
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