Diane Hourany Real Estate Consultant

What makes me different from a “traditional agent” –most agents do business as if they will never see or hear from you again. Just like a cab driver, they ask “Where ya headed?” Sometimes they’ll get you to your destination safely. And sometimes… well, let’s just say they like to get you there as fast as possible so they can get on to their next fare. My way of doing business is to think of our relationship as a long-term association, not just a "deal" like the many "cab drivers" out there.

I will guide you before and during the process and be there for you long after the transaction is over. I aim to be your real estate consultant…for life! A high percentage of my business comes to me by referral from friends, past clients, friends of past clients. Because they have dealt with me in the past, and have seen first-hand the high level of service and commitment I provide to my clients, there is a very high level of trust. That means: trust in my integrity, in my level of skill and market knowledge to do the best job possible, and in my commitment to put the needs and requirements of my clients first.

Let the words used by some of my clients tell you:

 “… professional, remarkable in negotiating, knowledgeable about the market, continues to deliver service well after the close, goes the extra mile, takes the extra time, patient, easygoing, wonderful to work with, dedicated, approachable, number one goal is customer satisfaction, listens closely to concerns and desires, followed through on every detail, comforting throughout the process, highest quality personal service, has top-notch resources, Diane deals with everyone involved in the sale and subsequent purchase of a home with honesty and respect, we recommend Diane without a shred of reservation”

My Commitment To You
- I will intelligently and persistently ask you profound, insightful questions so I can advise and consult with you on how to make your dreams come true. I will courageously and powerfully negotiate for you, treating your money as if it were mine. I will oversee the details in the transaction which includes hundreds of issues that must be dealt with in a timely and effective way.

About Me
• I am a trustworthy and tough-minded full time Real Estate Consultant • Since 2002, I have unfailingly and thoroughly focused on serving homeowners in the beautiful city of San Francisco • I am an excellent negotiator with outstanding communication skills • I abide by a strict Code of Ethics to provide you with the highest level of service. • I am customer-focused and strive to exceed your expectations

Please call me for an initial consultation so I can start you on your path to making your dreams come true.
 
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Designations

  • e-PRO - e-PRO Internet Professional

Memberships

  • San Francisco Association of REALTORS®
  • California Association of REALTORS®
  • National Association of REALTORS®

Contact

Upper Market Office

4200 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Get Phone NumberPhone/Fax: 415.294.4008
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  • North Panhandle Condominium
    1702 Fell #3, San Francisco, CA 94117
    02 Bedroom | 01 Bath | 01 Parking
    $960,000
    Status: Sold
  • South of Market Condominium
    138 Langton, San Francisco, CA 94103
    02 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | 01 Parking
    $765,000
    Status: Sold
  • Silver Terrace Single-Family Homes
    126 Bridgeview, San Francisco, CA 94124
    03 Bedroom | 02 Bath | 01 Parking
    $705,000
    Status: Sold
  • Inner Mission Condominium
    2130 Harrison #22, San Francisco, CA 94110
    01 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | 01 Parking
    $945,000
    Status: Sold
  • Mission Dolores Condominium
    1851 15th #1, San Francisco, CA 94103
    01 Bath | 01 Parking
    $485,000
    Status: Sold
  • South of Market Tenancy In Common
    1333 Stevenson, San Francisco, CA 94103
    01 Bedroom | 01 Bath
    $447,000
    Status: Sold
  • South of Market Tenancy In Common
    1331 Stevenson, San Francisco, CA 94103
    01 Bedroom | 01 Bath
    $372,000
    Status: Sold
  • Sunnyside Single-Family Homes
    662 Mangels, San Francisco, CA 94127
    02 Bedroom | 02 Bath | 02 Parking
    $905,000
    Status: Sold
  • Bayview Condominium
    5800 3rd #1319, San Francisco, CA 94124
    03 Bedroom | 03 Bath | 01 Parking
    $650,000
    Status: Sold
  • Lower Pacific Height Condominium
    1880 Bush, San Francisco, CA 94109
    02 Bedroom | 02 Bath
    $715,000
    Status: Sold
  • South of Market Loft Condominium
    21 Isis #201, San Francisco, CA 94103
    01 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | 01 Parking
    $705,000
    Status: Sold
  • Eureka Valley/Dolore Single-Family Homes
    306 Caselli, San Francisco, CA 94114
    02 Bedroom | 02 Bath | 03 Parking
    $1,360,000
    Status: Sold
  • South of Market Condominium
    741 Natoma #3, San Francisco, CA 94103
    01 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | 01 Parking
    $700,000
    Status: Sold
  • Millbrae Single-Family Homes
    451 Anita, Millbrae, CA 94030
    04 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 02 Parking
    $935,000
    Status: Sold
  • Sunnyside Single-Family Homes
    434 Hearst, San Francisco, CA 94112
    03 Bedroom | 02 Bath | 01 Parking
    $829,000
    Status: Sold
  • Inner Mission Loft Condominium
    1800 Bryant #106, San Francisco, CA 94110
    01 Bedroom | 02 Bath | 01 Parking
    $620,000
    Status: Sold
  • Pacific Heights Condominium
    2040 Franklin #507, San Francisco, CA 94109
    02 Bedroom | 02 Bath | 01 Parking
    $900,000
    Status: Sold

Do You Know Where This San Francisco Statue Is?

Posted On: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:44am
Tags: El Cid San Francisco Museum | Topics: Community Information

On a recent visit to a San Francisco museum, I took this picture of El Cid, the Spanish military leader. Do you know on the grounds of which museum El Cid resides?

San Francisco New Construction Opening April 2012

Posted On: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:15am
Tags: Dogpatch Mission new construction Redwood City real estate San Francisco condos

Some new homes will be opening up in the coming months in the Mission and Dog Patch areas of San Francisco and in Redwood City. Let me know if you're interested and I'll give you the insider scoop.

Fisherman's Wharf's Main Street Getting a Makeover

Posted On: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 5:24am
Tags: America's Cup 2013 Fisherman's Wharf | Topics: Community Information

Just in time for the 2013 America's Cup, Fisherman's Wharf's Jefferson Street will get a makeover, turning it into a more pedestrian friendly street by widening the sidewalks and narrowing the street. The heart of the tourist area includes the 5 blocks between Powell and Hyde streets.

Getting a Loan - Step 7: Closing

Posted On: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 5:47am
Tags: closing loan application loan approval loan documentation loan documents loan submission mortgage broker | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

Yes! Your loan for your new home has been approved, the loan documents have been drawn and sent to the title company for you to sign. Once you've signed all the documents, the next and final step is the closing.

Getting a Loan – Step 6: Documents Are Drawn

Posted On: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 5:46am
Tags: closing loan application loan approval loan documentation loan submission mortgage broker | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

You've made an offer that has been accepted by the seller, your mortgage broker has sent in your loan package and the lender has not only approved you but the home you're buying. They've agreed to give you the money!What's next?

Zephyr Real Estate Announces Top Producers for 2011

Posted On: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 8:30am
Tags: real estate realtor top producer Zephyr | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA – February 6, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, is proud to announce the company’s top producing real estate agents for 2011.

Getting a loan - Step 5: Loan Approval

Posted On: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 5:31am
Tags: loan application loan approval loan documentation loan submission mortgage broker | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

Your offer on your dream home has been accepted and the loan application is in process. Now you're waiting for the final loan approval.

Getting a Loan - Step 4: Loan Submission

Posted On: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:32pm
Tags: loan application loan approval loan documentation loan submission mortgage broker | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

Your loan for your dream home is in process: you've submitted all your paperwork, the mortgage broker has ordered your credit report and the preliminary title report on the property, as well as an appraisal. The next step is for your mortgage broker to submit all of this documentation to the lender.

Low Interest Rates Expected Through 2014

Posted On: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 4:58am
Tags: down payment economy Federal Reserve housing interest rates unemployment | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

Although the economy is doing moderately well, unemployment remains high and housing in most of the country is still doing poorly. The Fed has announced that it will not raise interest rates until the end of 2014.

Getting a Loan - Step 3: Awaiting the Documentation

Posted On: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 4:35am
Tags: loan application loan documentation loan submission mortgage broker pre-approval letter | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

Your offer has been accepted for your dream home and your mortgage broker has begun the process of getting loan approval for you. He's ordered the documentation the bank requires.Now we're Awaiting Documentation.

Accolades

"Diane Hourany was the consummate professional from start to finish. Many sellers make the mistake of viewing the real estate professional primarily as a salesperson. Of course that's one aspect of the entire project. Diane started by assessing my expectations and came equipped to describe the quirks of the San Francisco real estate micro economy. Together we arrived at a goal and when it came time for the offers we did extraordinarily well. What made this experience a pleasure was Diane's "spot-on" handling of all details. This marketing campaign took place while I was mostly out of the Bay Area and at times even out of the US. She expertly applied every Internet trick to keep in contact. And when the offers came in, we exchanged Acrobat files. It was smooth as silk. The bonus is that she's pleasant and flexible. I would gladly work with Diane again!"
--Marc S

Accolades

"Absolutely nothing could have been done to make this better. Diane was exceptional, informative, fun, and above all a true buyers' representative. She guided us through the process with her expertise and always kept us well informed of the progress and next steps required. She is someone that we will highly recommend to anyone!"
--Colin & Julian

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"Diane was a joy to work with! She was very personable and really took the time to figure out what was important to us as first time home buyers. At the same time, she was extremely professional and tough on the external parties when she needed to be. Because she is so well connected, we were able to be the first people to view the unit in a building we had admired for some time. She also adds a personal touch to the extensive process that put us at ease even as we moved into our new home. Thanks, Diane!"
--Michelle C

Accolades

"Diane made everything so easy! When we had to sell our condo because of a cross-country move, Diane took a huge load off our shoulders by finding stagers, coordinating them with painters, and bringing our condo on the market in such a beautiful condition (and at just the right price) that we had an abundance of offers, and sold over the initial asking price. We watched and marveled from 3,000 miles away as our condo was transformed, and Diane kept us abreast at key junctures through e-mail and phone calls. I kept forgetting that we were selling because it required so little work on our part. Diane is a consummate professional and a delightful person, and we're grateful for her skill and reliability. If you are looking for a Realtor who is easy to work with, values her personal relationship with her clients, and proceeds in all decisions with prudence and integrity, Diane is the right agent for you."
--Jane W

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"Diane was exceptional in our process-so knowledgeable, professional, detail-oriented, a great negotiator and super nice to boot! Definitely exceeded my expectations!"
--Pamela & Kris H

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"Diane is an exceptional realtor who is highly effective and service-oriented. Through her expert guidance, we were able to purchase our dream house in the midst of a competitive bidding situation, and sell our previous home for more than 20% over the asking price."
--Chris and Nancy D

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"Diane is very thorough and professional and utilizes her profound experience to put your priorities first at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Diane to my friends or relatives."
--Ryan L, MD

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"If you're looking for an agent in San Francisco and would like to work with someone who's not only professional and knowledgeable about the market, but also trustworthy, approachable and dedicated, Diane should definitely be on the top of your list!"
--Vivian T

Accolades

"Diane’s first priority was not just to make a sale, but to make me happy as a customer, and to build a long term relationship. She did not only give me an advice, but actually worked hard to follow through on every detail. I am currently planning a new home purchase. Guess who I am hiring."
--Yasser D

Accolades

"I highly recommend Diane for her professional skills and her personal touch – it’s a combination that’s hard to beat!"
--Günter W

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"Diane came to me upon the recommendation of two friends who worked with her and liked her style and results. Diane sold my condo in the same manner and went the “extra mile” for me. I lived 3000 miles away from the condo and it was tenant occupied – Diane worked through all of these obstacles and many more with knowledge, humor and results. Her knowledge of the “business” and communication skills helped to sell my condo quickly and at my asking price. I’d definitely work with her again."
--Ron T

Accolades

"In a world full of people willing to do almost anything for a buck, Diane deals with everyone involved in the sale and subsequent purchase of a home with honesty and respect. We recommend Diane without a shred of reservation."
--William S

Accolades

"More than any realtor we had worked with previously, Diane provided us with the highest quality personal service in both the purchase and sale of our property. Our interaction with Diane didn't stop at the transactions' closings. Because we trust Diane to deliver this same service to others, we have recommended her to many friends."
--Liz H

Accolades

"My entire experience was so stress-free, all because of Diane. Everything was handled so promptly, efficiently, professionally and accurately that I felt I had very little to do besides sign the papers. She kept me fully informed and was attentive and accessible, which added to my feelings of trust in her work. I have nothing but praise for Diane and cannot express my gratitude for all she's done for me and the way in which she's done it. Thanks to her, my purchase felt easy and seamless and I therefore had the opportunity to ensure that I was making the right decision."
--Laura E