Bernie & Mike Homes
BERNIE KATZMANN 415.906.6000 Email Me

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Building strong relationships through trust, transparency, positivity, and integrity has been the keystone throughout my career. I bring 20 years of diverse experience to one of Vanguard’s most successful teams, led by Bernie Katzmann and Mike Shaw, who have more than 30 years of San Francisco real estate mastery. Persuasive negotiation, strategic project management, financial acumen, stakeholder collaboration, and the ability to flex and pivot swiftly are key assets I bring to every partnership. I have strong interpersonal skills that help while working with transaction stakeholders in securing my clients’ goals. Knowing how to best guide and advise my clients while supporting them to make the right decision is a strategic benefit of working with me.

I love working with Buyers in helping them find the home that is right for them and honored to be a part of that journey. I understand that buying a new home is an emotional experience, and I dedicate my efforts to make it a reality. I have spent the past 20 years renovating my own home, managing complex residential transformations, and am well-versed in exploring and creating an inspired vision of what a property could be and how to bring it to fruition through the selection of expert vendors and professionals to help.

 I have extensive experience preparing a home for sale for sellers. With my marketing skills, I am able to help Sellers achieve the highest possible sales price for their properties. I tailor every property marketing campaign based on a strategic mix of integrated marketing channels based on a solid marketing background across mediums and platforms. Before transitioning to real estate, I built a successful marketing career working at agencies in client consulting roles and for legendary local companies, including PayPal and Gap Inc. I’ve always loved real estate and been fascinated by the industry’s evolution. I have a keen passion for all things architecture, interior design, and lifestyle. Eventually, I combined my love of client consulting with my love of real estate and transitioned into real estate full-time. I began in a marketing/operations role on a team of a top producing realtor, closing over 40 home sales in my first eight months before becoming an agent and joining Vanguard Properties.

On a personal level, I serve on the board of directors of Shanti/PAWS, have previously served on the board of directors for the National AIDS Memorial, speak Portuguese, and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from California State University San Francisco.

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