Gertrude Villanueva

Top Producer, Senior Broker Associate


  CalBRE 01201379

  • Top 10 San Francisco Agent 2011 Condos
  • Honor Circle Award as Sales Leader, 2010
  • Emphasis in Condos and Single-Family Homes
  • Owns and Manages Multi-Unit Income Property
  • Has Lived in Various Neighborhoods of San Francisco

Agent Profile

Gertrude has been a real estate licensee for over 15 years and has been a broker for 8 years. She’s a second-generation real estate broker who owns and manages her own properties. She has represented buyers and sellers of single family homes and of residential multi-unit properties of up to 20 units and has the expertise in IRS 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Not only does she have experience and knowledge in the real estate industry, she also keeps herself abreast of market trends and evolving city ordinances, so she’s able to guide and advise her clients wisely and effectively.

Before becoming a real estate consultant, Gertrude was a Development Analyst and Project Manager for Transamerica where she learned the daunting process of real estate development and polished her skills in investment analysis.

Gertrude has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with an emphasis in Accounting.

Gertrude’s commitment to you: buying and selling a home is one of the most important financial and emotional decisions you will ever make, so I can appreciate the magnitude of what is entrusted to me. Real estate transactions have become such a complex process so I know it is crucial to be your competent adviser, tenacious negotiator and staunch advocate. My clients have reaffirmed their trust by referring me to their family and friends and for this, I am immeasurably grateful.

Gertrude’s Testimonials

Gertrude has done a fabulous job on the sale of my condo unit.  She engaged and managed a variety of personnel to handle complex tasks, including a general contractor and designer, and effectively interacted with these individuals as well as with condo association management, and other building owners to carry out the required work.  Her communication has been excellent, which has been particularly important since I live out of state.  She has exceptional knowledge and expertise of local disclosures, required inspections and related details necessary to list my unit.  It has been a pleasure to work with Gertrude and I would recommend her to anyone needing a real estate professional. 
—D. Young, Professor at UNLV (Seller)

Gertrude is professional, intelligent, and highly capable. Her attention to detail and high energy helped make my first home purchase smooth and headache-free. My good friend recommended Gertrude to me and now I’ve recommended her to many of my friends. Everyone who works with Gertrude comes away smiling with a bagful of compliments about her abilities and personality.
—S. Morris, Attorney-at-law (Buyer)

I have done two large transactions (20 units and 3 units) with Gertrude — one purchase and one sale. I also referred a friend to her. In all three cases, I have been very impressed. Gertrude keeps the parties involved and informed, focuses on all the details, and keeps the transaction running smoothly.
—J. Murray, Former President of Bank of America Leasing (Buyer & Seller)

“It was very comforting to know I was working with someone who is very knowledgeable, diligent, and results-oriented. She is very pleasant, patient, and always willing to help. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a house in the city!”
— K. Son, VP of a global tech company (Buyer)

My name:
Gertrude Villanueva
I am:
A child at heart with a passion for adventure, design, and ice cream!
Proudest Moment:
Spearheading an enormously successful event that garnered thousands of dollars for the flood catastrophe in the Philippines and earthquake victims of Haiti.
Biggest Challenge:
The pain on my back.
Alarm Clock:
Hall and Oates' You Make My Dream Come True.
Perfect Day:
A sunny day of traveling and exploring a new place and a picnic at sunset.
First Job:
Cashier extraordinaire at Marine World's main gift shop.
Super Hero Power:
Favorite SF Neighborhood:
Mission, for its creative vision for culture and culinary fare. Russian Hill, for the marvelous views, secret gardens and stairways.
The power of forgiveness (think Nelson Mandela).
Climb is:
A wonderful group of fashionable folks who play hard, but work even harder.

What do you love about San Francisco?

The beautiful landscape, the way it's situated within driving distance from all outdoor summer and winter activities, its intelligent and creative dwellers, and the idiosyncrasies of its neighborhoods.

Gertrude's Properties