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Karen Elahi
k.elahi@ggsir.com
Phone: 925.285.3422

Cindy Duffy Chase
c.duffychase@ggsir.com
Phone: 925.577.0913

Karen Elahi

Karen Elahi is an agent with experience, knowledge and vision. Having obtained her license over 20 years ago, she has an undeniable understanding of the real estate market, its trends and developments.

When it comes to her strategies, Karen assists sellers by guiding them through the selling process, from preparing the property, to ensuring the property is priced properly and delivered to market efficiently. Engaging social media and deeding the property to all syndicates, the listing gains maximum possible attention. Using the extensive network of Sotheby’s International Realty agents and the company’s international reach to expose the property to foreign markets, ensures that each and every property under Karen’s care, will get the maximum exposure. While working for home buying clients, she draws on her strong banking background, to assist buyers in identifying properties that are within their means while also maximizing their investment.

The Bay Area is home for Karen. She studied Design at UCLA, and resides in Danville with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs. She is passionate about helping families settle into this beautiful area, just as she did.

Here is what Karen’s clients have to say…

“After 10 wonderful years in Danville, my wife and I decided to move to San Diego to be closer to our family. After considering brokers who had listed/sold homes in our neighborhood, we chose to work with Karen because we felt she had the most insight into the profile of buyer we needed and how to market our property to get the most value.

She came to the listing appointment armed with comps of recent sales and current listings so that we could make an educated and informed decision on the listing price – rather than an emotional one just because we felt we had the ‘best’ home.

Prior to going on the market, Karen quarterbacked the entire process from minor repairs, furniture consignment, inspections, staging, photos, and marketing materials. Her network of service providers is deep and professional. And she cracked the whip on everyone to make sure the project stayed on schedule so we would meet our tight timelines.

End result…Karen’s pricing strategy and listing preparation proved spot-on. We had tons of traffic during the first open-house weekend, with offers over asking within three days. We signed a purchase agreement five days from our listing date at a price well over asking; setting a new high for price per square foot in our neighborhood.

We couldn’t be more happy with our decision to go with Karen for the sale of our home. She removed all worry from one of the most stressful life-events anyone can experience and got us top-dollar too.” – Mike

‘Karen Elahi is a consummate real estate professional. From our first meeting to the close of the sale of my home, she worked tirelessly, competently, efficiently and calmly throughout the process. Here is a list of just some of what she did: – created and managed a time and action calendar keeping all parties on schedule – hired and paid for the staging (which was excellent) – identified and negotiated pricing for a mover saving me $000s – brought numerous other resources to the table including a painter, gardener, cleaning person, and handyman managing all these services and coordinating their timing I could not have gotten everything that needed to get done without her help. And best of all – my house sold in less than a week with multiple offers and over asking price. And she made that happen. She is by far the best real estate professional I have ever worked with. On top of all this, she is a terrific person – honest, straightforward and just genuinely nice. I highly recommend Karen!!!’ – Sandy


Cindy Duffy Chase

Cindy Duffy Chase is the Vice President of Sales at Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty in the San Francisco East Bay region. Cindy manages the Danville and Lafayette office.

A Native of Wisconsin Cindy moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994 and began selling real estate in 1998. Cindy began her career with Prudential California Realty and quickly rose within the company to consistently hold a spot in the top agent list for 13 consecutive years. In addition to selling real estate with Prudential California Realty, she also volunteered her time to train new agents within their corporate office. She trained and mentored agents through formal processes to help them structure their successful career in real estate. In 2006, Cindy became Vice President of Resort Living and worked closely with Kukui Ula, a DMB Project on the Garden Island of Kauai Hawaii.

In 2011, Cindy joined Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty. She was drawn to the iconic company for its global connection, knowing that the brand heritage and its high standards, unparalleled marketing, and agent support would bring the best possible experience to her clients.

After 21 years of successfully serving her clients through buying and selling real estate Cindy was offered a leadership position with-in Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty. As the premier brand and largest affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty in Northern California, Cindy knew that this agent-owned company would be a great fit for her evolving career in real estate. In September 2019 she accepted the position and currently can be found in the East Bay coaching, mentoring and inspiring her staff, agents and community.

Cindy is known among her peers as a positive, solution orientated person, a good coach, motivational speaker, listener and extremely responsive. Cindy loves to inspire and help others. It is important to her that you know you are working with a person of absolute integrity, trust, and ethics. She approaches her leadership position with a commitment to provide superior service to her staff, agents and community.

Cindy has in-depth knowledge of the neighborhoods of Contra Costa and Alameda County and is able to provide her team with an invaluable perspective on the local market. She also has an extensive understanding of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty’s brand and its impact on the local, regional and international markets, and can help develop each agent’s unique voice with-in the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

Local experts with a global reach are truly what Golden Gate Sotheby’s Realty embodies and Cindy Duffy Chase is proud to facilitate that experience with all those who choose to align themselves with the one true legacy brand that reaches the world.

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