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1425 Cortland Avenue

San Francisco
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“I am forever grateful to Mr. Adam Ettenson, ESQ. for his amazing talent as my real estate agent. I was worried about the sale of my house due to it being a “difficult” home with so much going against it – foundation issues, dry rot, uneven floors, some flooding issues. It was not going to be an easy home to sell, and I knew it. Adam was great throughout the entire process, from his strategy and planning on how we would market the house, build interest before going to market by reaching out to his vast network, and finding the right person on his team that could tell the “right” story about the house, its history and the kind of buyer it needed to give it some love. We scrubbed and polished and made her look as beautiful as we could, and it wasn’t easy, but she showed well and we received several offers after just five days on the market (yes, only five days!). Adam worked his magic and we got an over-asking, non-contingent offer with a 7-day close. We didn’t expect this to happen but it did, and I have Adam to thank for it. If you’re looking for a solid agent who can help you sell not only a multi-million dollar home but even a difficult one in a difficult market (sold over-asking during the Pandemic!) then Adam is your guy. I’m a happy man, and can’t say enough to recommend him as a brilliant agent. Highly recommended!”

“Adam knows his craft inside and out. He's knowledgeable, conscientious, thorough, and very responsive. He has helped us through every step in the process, listening to our needs, addressing our concerns, and guiding us through the next steps. What's more, he's both approachable and personable. It's a pleasure working with him!"”

“Adam was an amazing listing agent. Meticulous in every detail, he was an extraordinary source of resources to help us present our home to the market. He suggested multiple staging professionals for our property, with exquisite results. The photographer and videographer he hired did an amazing job, resulting in a web presence that brought in tens of potential buyers in the days following the listing, and multiple over-offer offers in the first week, with a super fast, painless closing. If you want perfection, hire him. He is, quite simply, the best real estate partner we have ever engaged!”

“I can't say enough good things about Adam Ettenson! His industry knowledge matched with his easy-going nature made working with him a dream, especially as first-time home buyers. From the search process to final closing, Adam knew how to answer any questions or worries we had while also letting us control decisions by clearly laying out our options. We never felt rushed in any choices but knew Adam was available to start actioning anything once decided. Even after closing, Adam also went out of his way to make himself available to help. If you're thinking about buying or selling in the Bay Area, Adam is your man!”

Santa Clara

“Being a first-time home buyer in the Bay Area can be a little daunting, but Adam guided us through the process from the earliest stages all the way through move-in and beyond. Adam won us over with his informed and helpful but laid back approach. At every step, we knew Adam had our best interests at heart, and his advice was spot on. He was responsive, available, and aggressive in getting information when we needed it; patient when we wanted a little space to think. When it came time to make offers and negotiate, Adam gave us great advice and secured a deal we were really happy with. We would never be in our new home without him!”


“We are fortunate to have found Adam Ettenson in helping sell our property by staging it. He took the time and effort to make the selling quicker and also having a professional photographs taken. His hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off! We highly recommend Adam Ettenson to everyone we know. He is a Pro and genuinely nice guy.”

San Francisco

“Adam Ettenson has been my Real Estate Broker on two occasions starting in 2013 and most recently during the sale of my home in 2019. I relocated prior to listing the property and Adam graciously took over and led the entire process. The experience at each phase was superior, such as his knowledge of the Bay Area housing market, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, innovative efforts in developing prospects, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were done with a high degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. Adam is a very experienced real estate broker and a pleasure to work with.”

San Francisco

“We have bought more than a dozen houses over the years, and Adam Ettenson is without question the most thorough, creative and responsive broker we have ever had the pleasure to work with. He demonstrated rapid responses to questions, enormous commitment to finding us a house, he was generous with his time, he anticipated issues and headed them off before they occurred, and he was a great advocate. We could not recommend him more highly!!!!”


“Adam helped us purchase our dream vacation home in Napa in a competitive bidding situation. After looking casually at properties in Napa for some time, we found a home that was ideal for our family, only to find that offers needed to be submitted within three days. Fortunately, a friend referred us to Adam, who promptly and diligently sprang into action. He immediately performed a competitive market analysis, researched the neighborhood and spoke with the sellers’ agent to obtain useful background info to help guide us in writing an offer that was competitive yet within our budget and comfort level. The sellers narrowed the offers down to ours and another party, who bid a higher price. Fortunately, Adam skillfully negotiated terms that were more favorable and our offer was accepted! Adam was also extremely helpful with finding competent and thorough home and pest inspectors in the Napa area. His experience was key when assertively yet diplomatically negotiating credit back for unanticipated issues after many back and forth discussions with the sellers’ agent. Buying a home can be an emotional process, but Adam kept us grounded and focused and helped alleviate a lot of the stress by serving as an attentive and trustworthy agent. He was very responsive in his communication and acted with integrity throughout the entire process. Most importantly, his skills & experience helped us obtain a home that will be a happy place for our family for years to come.”

San Francisco & Napa

“Adam Ettenson recently helped me and my family sell our home in Willow Glen, San Jose. He did an exceptional job, far exceeding my expectations, going well beyond what we thought was ever possible. Our home had great bones and tons of potential but had some deferred maintenance as well. We needed to make sure that we had the right plan to prepare our home to get the most from the sale and Adam knocked it out of the park. He set up a strategy and over the course of several months he advised us on what we needed to do to be successful. He also helped us save money by only recommending the repairs that were sure to pay the largest dividends. Once the home was ready, he brought in his team of professional stagers, photographers and had his graphic designer which produced amazing marketing materials. When he was done, our home looked unbelievable, it was a complete transformation. His aggressive marketing strategy created HUGE exposure of the home and the results speak for themselves. We had approximately 700-800 buyers attend our open houses and more than 200 disclosures packages were downloaded. We had over 50 offers and, in the end, we sold the home for $465,000 over asking! Adam’s years of experience and his knowledge is the difference maker. He is honest, reliable, and is always eager to help. And Adam truly cares about his clients. I now consider him a friend and I feel incredibly fortunate that we chose him to sell our home.”

San Jose