Broker / Owner
A little about me
Adam’s real estate experience encompasses residential sales, renovations, real estate development, property and asset management, and multifamily investment acquisitions. He has helped countless clients buy and sell property throughout the Bay Area, including in San Francisco, Marin County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County.
He has overseen the condo conversion and major renovation of a two-unit building, and has worked on several affordable housing residential development projects with budgets exceeding $20 million, helping low-income families secure safe, affordable housing. He is currently working on a project that entails adding a condo unit to an existing building as well as a major horizontal expansion and renovation, increasing the total square footage to approximately 1500 square feet.
Prior to working in real estate, Adam practiced immigration law and real estate law. His extensive background as an attorney and his broad real estate experience allow him to faithfully advance his clients’ interests in both the purchase and sale of real estate. Adam’s clients benefit from strong negotiation skills, contractual expertise, and deep knowledge of local rules and regulations.
Our clients are awesome
and here is what they are saying
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!”
Megan & Andy R.
We highly recommend Adam Ettenson to everyone we know. He is a Pro and genuinely nice guy.”
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
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.”
Adam also went above and beyond the call by coordinating with my realtor in Oregon and working through various problems as they happened there. I cannot recommend Adam enough.
It is extremely rare in this day and age to meet someone with Adam's integrity and character. We count ourselves extremely lucky in having found him.”
We were first-time home buyers and a little intimidated and daunted by the whole complex process. Adam was our rock-solid support and guidance throughout the entire process, from our first meeting with Adam, to the first home visit, and to the final day of closing several months later. He took time to listen and understand what was important to us and was honest and upfront in his assessment of different aspects. He played the role of an advisor, never pressuring but simply offering his analysis of what he observed, which was what we greatly needed as first-time home buyers. During an open-house visit, he would evaluate the house and point out both pros and cons of the house, which many times totally escaped our attention, all while providing us the space to make our own decision. And just as importantly, he was honest when he didn’t know an answer.
He was knowledgeable of the areas of our search and actively listened as we expressed our needs and desires. Throughout the search and selection process, Adam was attentive to our needs and provided value-added assistance, advice, and counsel as the search went on for the right house. Adam understood the current real estate market and expertly helped us navigate the real estate process. In fact, Adam gently reminded us of our search criteria when we lost our focus and helped us refocus.
Adam never left any of our questions or inquiries unanswered by making himself available for us. He patiently listened to and answered our many, very many, questions and provided directions throughout the process. He was always professional in his manner, courteous in his demeanor, and focused his efforts on our behalf. All his professional competence was matched by a personality that is genuinely warm, kind, and authentic. Even more importantly, Adam made us feel valued as clients and as friends. It is not often these days to find such a dedicated and conscientious professional like Adam, who strives to make service excellence and client focus and satisfaction more than just a cliché.
Our family is very happy with our first home and we couldn't have been more pleased with Adam’s service and representation. We thank Adam for the time and efforts he spent with us, making our first experience as easy as it was! We definitely recommend Adam and Kasa Real Estate without any reservation to anyone seeking an honest, professional, and reliable realty professional to guide them through the home-buying process. A GREAT MANY THANK-YOU’S TO ADAM!”
Simon T. & Meg S.
Daly City, CA
Adam is truly a 5 star broker and we would recommend him highly to anyone who is looking to buy a property in the San Francisco Bay Area.”