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Why You Should Hire Us As Your Agents

The Palermo Properties Team at Compass consists of Team Leader, Mark Palermo...Team Partner, Kirsten Hagen, and top producing agents Umi Park, Stephanie Sills, Bryan Holmes and Laurie Abinader. All of us are hands-on agents that takes the client/agent relationship very seriously. Our extensive knowledge and success in sales and market technology will cut through the clutter of housing inventory and help move houses fast.

We use over a thousand web sites worldwide and the Compass extensive network of partners to provide an unprecedented base of awareness. We add social media to engage and facilitate interest and identify buyers. Our main goal is to have the top share of voice for each and every listing that we accept.

Unencumbered by the pretense of most large real estate organizations, we make sure that we meet stated promises and deliver promptly. The Palermo Properties Team at Compass firmly believes that a strong client/agency relationship based on mutual trust and a good rapport paves the way to clear, focused and successful sales.

At the start of a new transaction, we also establish a clear template of performance expectations and services. Weekly progress reports update sellers and regular meetings, e-mails and texts ensure a free and open flow of information and feedback.

If you are a buyer, you will get unparalleled service. From personal home tours to daily updates of new homes or price reductions, we will find the perfect home for you. We have access to a plethora of off market properties as well.

If you want to buy, sell or want a consultation...Call Mark Palermo at 650-218-6400; Kirsten Hagen at 650-504-1469; Umi Park at 650-388-2570, Laurie Abinader at 650-218-7658, Stephanie Sills at 650-678-5707 and Bryan Holmes at 5120-508-4008. Also, see my Yelp reviews under Mark Palermo-The Palermo Properties Team
 
Featured Agents

Kirsten Hagen

Team Partner

650-504-1469
DRE# 01490617
kirsten.hagen@compass.com

Experience the difference - personal ties and relationships turn a property into a home. Kirsten’s personal network combined with market tenure and Compass brand identity gives her clients a distinct advantage when buying or selling a home. Her clients often remark on the quality of her carefully chosen network of financial, logistical and other specialists. Her professional relationships open the door for her clients to be at home anywhere. With over 15 years of experience as a Realtor®, Kirsten has built relationships with people from many diverse backgrounds and age groups, and with a variety of goals. She is well-equipped to understand today’s buyers and sellers by carefully listening and asking the right questions, helping them to articulate and achieve their needs and goals. Her passion is helping friends and clients on both the Ocean and Bay sides of the San Mateo Peninsula to find their place in the world. Kirsten has been in the Real Estate industry since 2005, when she brought from the software industry her extensive experience with management, customer service, and support. Attributes she brings to the table include: • Background in construction; helping clients envision a home’s possibilities • Ability to maximize each client’s bottom line • Outstanding individualized customer service • Superior communication skills • Excellent marketing tools and strategy • Skill in navigating the complexity of contractual clauses, timeframes, and contingencies • Experience in project planning and management and an eye for detail • Professionalism well-grounded on solid business experience and academic achievement She holds BBA (Business emphasizing Management Information Systems) and BS (Psychology) degrees from Southern Methodist University, having graduated Magna Cum Laude. As a veteran of many challenging management, software engineering, and technical customer support positions, Kirsten distinguished herself by delivering exceptional performance and service. After moving to the Bay Area more than 30 years ago, Kirsten lived in Redwood City and Santa Clara, and worked in San Mateo, Palo Alto and Redwood shores. She is lucky to have the best of all worlds knowing so many Peninsula communities. She currently lives in Half Moon Bay, where she raised her family and enjoys living an active coastal lifestyle. She is active in her community, holding leadership positions with San Mateo County Association of Realtors, Sea Hugger, Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce, BNI Mavericks chapter, and supporting many other important organizations. She enjoys hiking and backpacking, biking, paddle boarding, and is expanding her cooking repertoire into a plant based diet. And as a member of Palermo Properties Team and Top Agent Network, you can rest assured that you’re working with an extremely well-connected, talented agent and Top 10% producer. Our team of 6 agents possess diverse backgrounds and extensive experience, plus world-class marketing, technical resources, and negotiation skills. You will receive exceptional service and support from a seasoned group of professionals who have achievement of client goals as their #1 priority.

Laurie Abinader

Realtor

650-218-7658
DRE# 01913774
laurie.abinader@compass.com

Laurie was born and raised in the East Bay and relocated to the Peninsula in 1985. At 24 she owned and operated a small bakery café in Foster City for 14 years, which allowed her to purchase her first home on the Peninsula where she lived for the past 30 years raising her four children. Laurie loves living on the Peninsula, it’s an eclectic mix of culture, vibrant downtowns and is nestled between the mountains and shoreline trails. They have great schools and are located perfectly near the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Having spent the past twelve years as a relocation consultant serving those new to the area, she has had the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the entire bay area’s real estate climate through the perspective of international and domestic clients. Her focus has been and continues to be to find the perfect home in the right community for each of her clients' unique situations. She works closely with clients from the beginning to end using her experience in the Bay Area’s real estate, rental, and relocation business to make purchasing a home a positive experience.

Mark Palermo

650-218-6400
DRE# 01469372
mark.palermo@compass.com

Mark is a hands-on agent, with well over a decade of real estate and mortgage experience. He takes the client and agent relationship very seriously. His extensive knowledge and success in sales, as well as proficiency in advertising, marketing, and public relations, cuts through the clutter of housing inventory and helps move houses fast. Mark's career started in the corporate world. He has 23+ years of International Ad Agency experience and has marketed and developed national campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. He uses those same techniques and provides innovative marketing strategies that will move your home very fast and for the most money in any market condition.

Stephanie Sills

650-678-5707
stephanie.sills@compass.com

A top-producing Realtor® from her very first year in real estate, Stephanie’s academic background and business leadership accelerated her success. Stephanie’s career in technology and consulting gave her a strong work ethic as well as deep understanding of how to communicate effectively, build strong relationships, and successfully negotiate sales contracts. Although she has worked and traveled all over the world, what she enjoys most is serving people right in her own community. Stephanie understands that buying or selling a home changes peoples’ lives. It places them in a new environment, introduces them to new friends and shapes their life experience. A person’s home becomes the vessel for their traditions and memories, and even an extension of their identity. To be a part of that personal journey is a great honor that she cares about deeply. She knows that each and every client and transaction is unique. She has built her career on careful listening and asking the right questions so that she can facilitate and engage her clients in a way that works for them and totally satisfies their objectives. Having worked with people from many backgrounds and age groups, Stephanie is well equipped to understand today’s buyers and sellers by helping them to articulate and achieve their real estate goals. In her words, “Living in Northern California has been an amazing experience. For the past two decades I’ve lived in multiple cities from San Francisco to San Jose and along the peninsula, witnessing the incredible growth and development of the greater Bay Area. Everyday, I marvel at the beauty and buzz of this fascinating place and I feel so fortunate to call it Home. I’ve loved raising my young twin daughters here with my husband, Dan, and our wide circle of family and friends.” Stephanie holds a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts), MBA (Master of Business Administration) and MIM (Master of International Management). She has traveled to 50 countries, including backpacking for 5 months in Europe and Africa. She is also a health and fitness enthusiast, and has completed six half marathons. She enjoys hiking and biking the many scenic coastal and mountain trails around her home in Half Moon Bay.

Umi Park

Realtor

650-388-2570
DRE# 01955884
umi.park@compass.com

We worked with Umi Park to sell our home earlier this year. This was our first time selling and so it was a new experience and we really didn't know where to start or what to expect. We could not have asked for a better agent or a better experience. Initially, Umi sat down with us to really understand our goals and to get a feel for what we were hoping to achieve and what timeline we were looking at. Then she gave us her thoughts and discussed next steps. We were so impressed with her dedication as she was there every step of the way, from the planning phase to the closing of escrow. She kept us on track and helped coordinate scheduling with the painters, cleaners, stagers, photographers, escrow company and more so that we could meet our deadlines and get top value for our home. Umi's professionalism showed in her responsiveness, her willingness to help in any way possible, her knowledge, and her attention to details. Not only did she help us get our home prepared and looking like a model, she personally held the open house and added her own personal touches with signage pointing out all of the upgrades and high-end features. She even put on tasteful background music and handed out bottled waters to ensure visitors and potential buyers had a pleasant experience. It was this level of detail and commitment that landed us 4 offers (3 of which were over our asking price) after the Grand Opening/Open House and just a few days on the market. Umi went to bat for us to make sure we got everything we wanted and we accepted an offer shortly thereafter. Umi continued to keep us in the loop throughout the escrow process. At this point, we just sat back and waited for her to tell us what to do next. We had a lot going on during this time and we were so happy that this was one less thing we had to worry about. We highly recommend Umi Park to help you sell or buy a home. You won't be disappointed with her red carpet treatment!! - Jennifer & Mike C. - We worked with Umi 3 times ( sold 2 and bought 1 house) and she was amazing. Working really hard to get the best value for us. Helping us with every stage of the process she became a part of our family. She also understood the difficulty of trying to sell and buy with a toddler around. If you are looking for a realtor I am certain that she is the person you want to work with. - Divya -
CONTACT US
Compass Realty - Palermo Properties Team
Mark Palermo
988 Howard Ave, Suite 300
Burlingame, CA 94010
650-218-6400

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