Stephanie has earned a superior reputation both with her clients and her peers. "Stephanie is the benchmark of a true, caring professional," stated her client Ed Diaz. She takes great pride in striving for fair, “win-win” negotiations and is well known and respected for getting results. Her talent and passion for real estate are two of many reasons her clients return to her time and again for real estate services. They recognize the value Stephanie brings to the table with her years of experience and success.
Stephanie’s success can be attributed to a number of factors: (1) She works well at solving problems in good as well as difficult markets; (2) She listens well so as to counsel her clients with thoughtful advice; (3) She skillfully negotiates and advocates for her clients; (4) She provides “white glove” service throughout the selling or buying experience; and (5) she continues to develop and cultivate her relationship with her clients long after escrow closes to provide them excellent referrals for home services, market updates, real estate advice and more. Stephanie considers it the highest compliment when her friends, clients or peers refer their friends to her for real estate services. In fact, over 90% of her business is from repeat clients and their referrals, allowing Stephanie to spend little time seeking new business and more time attending to her client’s real estate needs.
Clients Nikki Cohn and Jay Tureen tell of their real estate experiences with Stephanie: "We've hired Stephanie as our Realtor for our three Bay Area house sales/purchases and most definitely will do so again. She's extremely thorough (essential in a Realtor!), has great market knowledge, is a terrific negotiator and as a bonus, is really fun to work with. Stephanie sold our two previous houses under difficult circumstances and did a fantastic job of dealing successfully with adversity. Her professionalism and integrity can't be beat."
Stephanie is a Broker-Associate with well over 30 years' experience in selling residential real estate – most of that at the prestigious firm of Hill & Co. Real Estate. No transaction is too big – having helped one client amass a large portfolio of apartment buildings – or too small, having worked with another client – her housekeeper - to purchase her first home and later two other properties. Thanks to the consistent business from her loyal clients and their referrals, Stephanie has been a Top Producing sales agent at Hill & Co. every year since 1986 and frequently honored as the #1, 2 or 3 Top Producing agent companywide. She continues as a Top Producer to this day. In fact, Stephanie still holds the record for the highest single year sales for Hill & Co. since its inception in 1956.
Stephanie grew up living on Air Force bases at which her father, Col. Saunders, was stationed and enjoyed her early years traveling the world. Having been stationed at Hamilton Air Force base in beautiful Marin County, her family returned to Marin upon her father’s retirement. Stephanie has lived in San Francisco or Marin County ever since (although with a three year sabbatical to Southern California while her husband was in residency). Stephanie studied at the College of Marin’s world-renowned Theatre Arts Department. She graduated from Sonoma State University with Summa Cum Laude honors and went on to graduate studies at both the American Conservatory Theatre and San Francisco State University. Stephanie is very active in the community, sitting on several Boards as an active member or advisor. She also actively participates in several local theatres when time allows. She is married to Dr. N. Thomas Ahlberg, Anesthesiologist at St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
Stephanie lives life passionately in San Francisco and Marin and never tires of selling the beautiful properties on "both sides" of the Golden Gate Bridge! She considers her daily commute over the Bridge the most beautiful in the world. Time and again her enthusiasm and energy bring positive results that translate into client satisfaction. Perhaps her client Sherry Manning sums it up best: "I have worked with Stephanie Ahlberg in buying and selling San Francisco real estate for over 20 years, and I have never experienced such phenomenal service, attention to detail, thoughtfulness, gut instinct, follow through and problem solving through the complex process of buying and selling as with Stephanie and Hill & Company."