Adam Ettenson

Adam Ettenson

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

Highly likely to recommend

“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

Highly likely to recommend

“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!”


Highly likely to recommend

“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

Highly likely to recommend

“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

Highly likely to recommend

“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!!!!”


Highly likely to recommend

“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

Highly likely to recommend

“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

Highly likely to recommend

“We simultaneously sold the family home in San Francisco and purchased two in Seaside, Oregon, a daunting process. Adam held our collective hands through the entire extensive process of staging/listing/selling our home here in San Francisco. Adam allayed all of our fears and negotiated a selling price significantly higher than our expectations.

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.”

Seaside, OR

Highly likely to recommend

““Adam is an honest, professional, and reliable realtor, who’s become our true advisor.”

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!”

Daly City, CA

Highly likely to recommend

“Adam Ettenson did an outstanding job in helping us relocate from the East Coast to the Bay Area. He was very patient in showing us numerous homes over many months until we found some options that were attractive to us. Once we identified them, he guided us through the bidding process using comps and other analysis to make sure we put in bids that had a chance to win but were fair to us. After a few attempts we were able to close on a house. During the closing process, Adam assisted us in negotiating concessions with the seller that saved us thousands of dollars. He has always been helpful in identifying contractors and service companies post close to help us get settled in our new home.

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.”