Testimonials

What our clients say about us.

"Monica Pauli is the best real estate agent in San Francisco, and in this house holds the title "Best Real Estate Agent in the World." My partner and I dreamed of owning a home in the City and Monica made that dream happen for us. It was our pleasure to work with such an impressive and sincere professional like Monica. She's highly knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated -- we completely trusted her throughout the entire process. She won't let her client buy a house that is not the right fit; she focused our search and filtered out the noise, saving us so much time and energy. She and her team worked tirelessly to line up only homes that fit our needs: for us that included ensuring the purchase was a good investment, in our ideal location, and had enough space for our growing family. She had invaluable insights towards what makes a home worthwhile, from financing to negotiation to construction -- her expertise is unparalleled! I have already referred her to friends, and will do so again. If we ever are in need, we will 100% work with Monica again (though we may not ever move because we LOVE our house!! Though it's already gone up in value by 100K!) We have so much respect for and gratitude towards Monica and her Compass team. Monica Pauli is the right choice -- there's no one we'd recommend more. Thank you, Monica! Six stars for Monica!"

Currin Berdine

"Monica is outstanding. In an incredibly crowded and competitive market, Monica was able to understand what we needed and showed us the kind of inventory we only needed to see and didn't waste time on the inventory that did not fit us. She is super smart. The house we bought had 28 disclosures out on the third day. We asked what did we need to do to get it, she told us, we did it, we got it. Her relationship with other brokers and the first republic made this easy and seamless. I've never seen anything like it. She's great."

Jonathan Weiner

"Monica helped us buy a new home and sell our existing apartment. On our new home purchase, Monica was laser focused on what we were looking for, and got us into see the home we ultimately bought early. She then provided excellent advice on appropriate pricing, and expertly negotiated on our behalf. However, she never pushed us past a price we were comfortable with. On selling our apartment, which was a challenge, she was incredibly resourceful, mining different potential buyers from her vast network of relationships. She also tried different strategies to accommodate our needs. We ultimately ended up with a deal we were happy with. Monica is incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She's become more than our agent - she's become a friend."

Emily Lambert

"Monica helped me successfully sell my condo! Given Covid, everything was uncertain - how to sell, how the market would respond etc. Monica walked me through the entire process and gave me the confidence to prep the home and bring it to market. We successfully sold the home quickly and I got an offer that I was very happy about!"

Michael Hsu

"Monica has been working with us for over 15 yrs on both the buying and selling side. She knows the market and trends inside and out in addition to the players. She is incredibly responsive, authentic and always prioritizes her clients best interests and goals. Monica has become a close friend through the years and would recommend her to anyone looking for a true partner in buying or selling a home. "

Hillary & Darren Baker

"Monica represented us on the purchase of our co-op. And, she has been a great resource as we have investigated other properties to buy. We frequently recommend her to friends. Her deep understanding of the real estate market, as well as her ability to listen to her clients’ needs, makes her a tremendous asset to have on your team. She’s smart, a savvy negotiator, with excellent instincts based a breadth of experience. She’s the real deal: a trustworthy professional who makes herself available to her clients, is motivated to achieve the best outcomes, has a broad network, cares about her clients and, lastly, is someone with whom working is fun. That is to say: We have had the benefit to know first-hand why she’s considered one of the best real estate agents in the Bay Area."

Kate & Wes Moore

"Monica is the ultimate professional. From our first meeting to discuss the sale to every step of the process, Monica made it a pleasure explaining every step of the way. I would suggest Monica to anyone selling or buying and I have passed her name countless times. Thank you Monica!"

Grant Gibson

"Monica Pauli is a true professional, and I cannot recommend her highly enough! We have trusted Monica with the purchase of two homes in the Bay area, and her local knowledge and strong negotiation skills were critical in ensuring that we ended up with the right home at the right price. She makes the process of looking for a home, making an offer and then the inspection process seamless and as stress free as possible. We also worked with Monica to sell our home, and she took such great care in staging our home, photographing the home and working with the buyers. She handled the details and just let us focus on our upcoming move. Most importantly, Monica is kind person who treats everyone with dignity and compassion. Her heart is as big as her hustle. Simply put, Monica is a force, and I love working with her! "

Katie & Reed Colley

"Monica Pauli has been represented me both as a seller and as a buyer in the past 20 years. She listed my last 3 three houses and all sold within a week as soon as they hit the market. She also helped me to buy my last three homes. She's very knowledgeable and reliable. She returns my phone calls within minutes. She is also very resourceful, has referred me to reputable professionals I needed during the transitions from selling, buying & moving. I totally trust her, knowing that I am in good hands. Monica is very professional with a personal touch, I feel she cares and treats me as a client as well as a good friend. Highly recommended her."

Shirley Forbes

"I met Monica Pauli in April 2013 through an employer relocation services office. Monica was relentless working with us and our limited escrow deadline showing us through 20+ viewings to land us in our perfect home. She went above and beyond recommending banking and mortgage sources to expedite the process. We were so confident in her knowledge and abilities we called on her to sell the very home she found for us selling it in a mire 72 hours. And Monica put us in touch with an associate in her company in the city where we relocated. We have stayed in touch socially since we met her 7 years ago which says volumes about her character and dedication to her career. When anyone asks us about a realtor referral, Monica Pauli is our only recommendation."

Roland Williams & Brian Hartline

"Monica was energetic and knowledgeable throughout the process of buying our home in SF. Not only did she help to identify the home, she negotiated hard with the seller to secure a better deal, and provided really useful information about the local real-estate market and the pitfalls of buying, particularly regarding renovation risks and costs. I’d highly recommend Monica to anyone looking to buy a home in SF or Marin County."

Howard Smith, Presido Heights

"Monica is hands down the best real estate agent in the city of San Francisco, period. Probably the best in all of the bay area. I can say this because I've bought two places with her and sold another and the outcomes for all were far beyond what I would have ever expected. She showed me only the places that made sense, when I wanted to make an offer she guided me (and the second time around my wife and I) through the process in a way that was transparent and her relationships with other brokers involved helped ensure that we were treated incredibly well and had the upper hand each time. Can't recommend highly enough."

Max Simkoff

"Monica Pauli is simply the best agent you will find in the Bay Area. She was trained by Malin Giddings, the grand dame of S.F. real estate to pay attention to every single detail in a real estate transaction. As a native of the Bay Area and a member of a successful real estate family, Monica knows the ins and outs of every neighborhood. As a real estate developer of extraordinary properties, I have bought and sold over a dozen properties with Monica. She is the agent you want on your side in any negotiation. Plus, she is fun, spirited, down to earth and a pleasure to work with. There is a reason she is ranked at the top of her profession."

Bradford Davis & Gary Masch

"I have worked with Monica several times now: as both buyer and seller. She is amazing! I couldn't imagine working with anyone else. Monica is extremely skillful and brings years of experience that will get the deal done. If you're buying, she will help make sure your offer stands out from the rest. If selling, she brings a lot of research to the table on at what price to list and suggestions on home improvements that should be done before listing. During my most recent experience, I was very grateful for and impressed by Monica's many connections to stagers, designers, hardwood floor experts, painters, etc. The property needed some love and Monica handled it all. I barely had to think about it. Monica is also a caring human being who truly wants what is best for her clients. I highly recommend working with her."

Mark Vogel

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Monica Pauli when looking for a condo. This was my first "RE purchase" and from day 1, Monica helped me find the right condo in the right neighborhood for the right price. When I finally decided on the building I wanted to reside in, the condo I was looking to purchase was well out of my price range. Monica was able to secure the deal for me by working closely with the listing agent and handling the negotiations and closing like a pro. Although there were numerous offers, she was able to seal the deal for me for 300K under asking. I still, to this day, do not know how she did it! If the time ever comes when I will look for a new home, there is no question as to who my Realtor will be Less."

Russian Hill 1st time buyer

"We have had the pleasure of working with Monica on the sale of both of our homes and purchase of two homes. Throughout both the buying and selling process Monica could not have been more knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. She is so easy to work with and knows how to sell your home as quick as possible as well as find your dream home. There is no one that knows the Bay Area market like Monica and we will certainly trust her to represent us again in the future!"

Presidio Heights buyer & seller

"Monica, is smart, professional, knowledgeable of the market with a great network of buyers. She has all the necessary tools to help you buy or sell a home. We have brought and sold 2 homes with Monica. We highly recommend her!"

Pacific Heights buyer & Presidio Heights seller

"Monica has represented our family on numerous transactions. She has demonstrated a unique ability to command premium sale values for our homes always exceeding expectations. Her insider knowledge of the market allowed us to prevail relative to other prospective buyers in competitive multiple offer processes."

Rich Lawson

"There's a reason Monica is a top agent in San Francisco, she produces consistent results. No other agent I have dealt with is as determined as Monica. She is client focused in all aspects of the market and will be your very best advocate. I won’t do any transaction without calling her first. Monica is strictly world class!"

Shane Busch

"Monica is amazing. She is incredibly responsive and on the ball. She knows the city inside and out! Her optimism and dedication make the whole real estate search a positive experience!"

Meagan Nye

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Monica’s real estate expertise as well as her passion for the people she works with makes her a unique agent in Bay Area real estate. Contact Monica today!