Gertrude Villanueva

Top Producer, Senior Broker Associate

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  415.264.4477

  gertrude@climbSF.com

  CalBRE 01201379

  • Top 10 San Francisco Agent 2011 Condos
  • Honor Circle Award as Sales Leader, 2010
  • Emphasis in Condos and Single-Family Homes

Agent Profile

Gertrude is a seasoned realtor that you want on your side. With over 15 years of experience, she’s encountered all the ups and downs of every Bay Area real estate cycle. She has learned the best strategies for each market.

A second-generation broker, she’s a real estate connoisseur. She owns and manages her own properties and has successfully increased the value of her real estate holdings by at least 50% by restructuring tenant makeup and property improvements. Her experience as an investor makes her an excellent advisor on the cost effective ways of increasing property value.

Her knowledge extends beyond single-family homes, condominiums, and residential multi-unit properties of up to 20 units. She also keeps herself abreast of market trends and developments in her areas of expertise so she’s able to guide and advise her clients wisely and effectively.

Before becoming a real estate consultant, Gertrude was a market analyst 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 she can appreciate the magnitude of what is entrusted to her. Real estate transactions have become such a complex process; she knows it is crucial to be your competent adviser, tenacious negotiator, and staunch advocate. Her clients have reaffirmed their trust by referring her to their family and friends and for this, she is immeasurably grateful.

Gertrude’s Testimonials

“I don’t say this lightly: Gertrude is truly excellent. We were in the market for a new home in the competitive Yerba Buena area, which Gertrude handled amazingly. Gertrude is professional yet tenacious; having interacted with several other agents I was glad to have her in our corner. She helped us craft our offer, presenting it in person, and it was ultimately accepted on our first try. That sounds easy enough, but Gertrude went above and beyond for us. I foolishly changed lenders just after our offer was accepted, against Gertrude’s warning that they were notorious for being slow (and therefore endangering our close date). Despite the loan officer’s repeated promises, Gertrude’s prediction came true. She handled the repeated delays with aplomb, convincing the seller’s agent it would all get resolved while hounding the bank to get their act together. It all came through in the end, but I don’t want to imagine what would have happened without Gertrude! I highly recommend her.”
– Solomon, Google (Buyer)

“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)

“Gertrude was awesome! I had worked with 3 other agents in the past and felt like they either didn’t quite understand what I was looking for, kept showing me properties that were way out of my budget, or their enthusiasm waned after a few months of not finding anything. Gertrude is everything you would want in a realtor. She is very patient, never pushy, and works hard to find you the perfect home. I really felt like she had my best interests in mind and wasn’t just trying to make a sale. The property I purchased received multiple offers and even though my offer wasn’t the highest one, I was able to get it because of Gertrude’s expertise at negotiating.”
– Evelyn (Buyer)

“Gertrude did 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)

“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:
The fun mother of Vivienne and Hudson with a passion for real estate, design, and travel.
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:
Finding the perfect balance between being the best mother and wife and a productive citizen.
Alarm Clock:
My lovable but loud son Hudson.
Perfect Day:
A sunny day of traveling and exploring a new place/activity and a picnic at sunset.
First Job:
Cashier extraordinaire at Marine World's main gift shop.
Super Hero Power:
Telekinesis.
Favorite SF Neighborhood:
Hayes for its chic milieu. Mission Dolores for its creative vision for culture and culinary fare. Nob and Russian Hills for the marvelous views​ and​ secret gardens and stairways.
Inspiration:
My children: teaching them to be kind and responsible global citizens.
Climb is:
An innovator and leader in the real estate industry.

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