Jim Laufenberg

Broker Associate, CRS, GRI, SRES Coldwell Banker
Click link to see why I care about my clients.
http://vimeo.com/user10718608/review/41259169/f5b19ddefb

A native of the Bay Area, Jim Laufenberg has been in Real Estate since 1993, managing and selling properties. Jim graduated from St. Mary's College, Moraga, with a bachelor's degree in Business and Economics. Licensed as a Broker Associate, Jim combines his financial knowledge with creativity, enthusiasm and a true love of San Francisco.
His care, concern and personal interest are the keys to his success. Jim leverages the excellent relationships that he has developed over the years with other top agents in San Francisco and the Bay Area. It is through these strong relationships that we are able to ensure that your property is fully exposed to the market’s top producers.
“I work hard to handle all the details of my clients’ sales. My clients appreciate my extensive knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market, as well as my expertise in complex transactions and construction issues. My team and I look forward to helping you with your sale. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest levels of service. ”
May 26, 2017
Owner
We worked with Jim and Sharon on the sale (and purchase) of our commercial condominium in San Francisco. I can't recommend a real estate agent more highly.

Jim is extremely experienced and knowledgable with Bay Area real estate, as well as being a great communicator. Jim did a fantastic job of helping us to recognize the opportunity to purchase a property three years ago, and more recently, marketing that property to get the best possible return. His style is refreshingly direct and gracious at the same time. I will continue to work with Jim for any future real estate transactions in San Francisco and the Bay Area, and strongly recommend him to anyone else looking for a residential or commercial agent!
Mar 27, 2017
Broker Sacramento
Jim is one of the best realtors I know. I am a partner in a bulding on Chestnut Street and his advice has been outstanding. He is fair and honest and hard working. What more could you want?
His knowledge of the market is top notch. I would trust him with my property, and if I buy in the city, will use him as well!
Suanna
Jan 26, 2017
SF Home Owner
Jim Laufenberg is a very responsive realtor. You can easily reach him with a phone call or by email. You would never know that he is one of the busiest top 1% real estate brokers in San Francisco. He will immediately make time for you or find someone who can assist you. I first met Jim at the Coldwell Banker office near Stonestown. Everyone was too preoccupied to greet me while I was waiting in the lobby, but not Jim. He walked out from his office in the back, greeted me, and offered his help with great kindness. Ever since that day, I knew he could make things happen. Soon afterwards, Jim and his business partner helped my fiancé and me buy our first home amidst of a fierce bidding war. Jim's vast experience, extensive knowledge of the buyer's and seller's market, and personal connections made the home-buying process a breeze. He coached and guided us with his expertise and thoroughness. We couldn't be luckier or happier. A few years ago, I wanted to buy another home outside of SF so Jim gave me an excellent referral at a moment's notice. Well, it's been 17 years, and needless to say, he's still that same amazing top 1% realtor.
Jan 26, 2017
SF Home Owner
Jim Laufenberg is a very responsive realtor. You can easily reach him with a phone call or by email. You would never know that he is one of the busiest top 1% real estate brokers in San Francisco. He will immediately make time for you or find someone who can assist you. I first met Jim at the Coldwell Banker office near Stonestown. Everyone was too preoccupied to greet me while I was waiting in the lobby, but not Jim. He walked out from his office in the back, greeted me, and offered his help with great kindness. Ever since that day, I knew he could make things happen. Soon afterwards, Jim and his business partner helped my fiancé and me buy our first home amidst of a fierce bidding war. Jim's vast experience, extensive knowledge of the buyer's and seller's market, and personal connections made the home-buying process a breeze. He coached and guided us with his expertise and thoroughness. We couldn't be luckier or happier. A few years ago, I wanted to buy another home so Jim gave me an excellent referral at a moment's notice. Well, it's been 17 years, and needless to say, he's still that same amazing top 1% realtor.
Apr 7, 2016
Jim Laufenberg came to me as a recommendation from an associate. He is very knowledgeable in this industry and is fully behind what he believes. What sets him apart from most brokers is my personal experience with him.

Even though he did not get the sale of my property at no fault of Jim. He did not hesitate to offer a hand to help resolve my particular problems and issues in a selfless act just to help. You can't find that kind of generosity in todays cut throat industry.

You will not go wrong with Jim. He will be 100% committed to you.
Feb 9, 2016
Part time property buyer
I've known Jim for over 25 years. He has been my friend and agent for several properties, both purchase and sale. Jim knows Bay Area properties and I rely heavily on his judgement and sense of fairness. He is knowledgeable and stays current with area trends for both single and multiple units.

I highly recommend Jim for your property needs.
Jan 29, 2016
Superintendent of Schools, Educational Consultant
Jim Laughenberg is a thoughtful, understanding and hard working professional who was our advocate in finding our homes and guided us seamlessly through the process. Jim is empathetic and listens carefully to your needs and then he leads his team in assisting you in making them a reality. I have know Jim since the beginning of his career and he has helped in securing our Bay Area home, provided refereals when my husband took a position in New York for a home there and found us the perfect vacation and retirement home in the Russian River wine country. Jim's expertise in real estate and knowledge of San Francisco and the Bay Area are outstanding! He has always gone the extra mile for us and we are grateful to have him as our realtor and a dear friend!
Jan 29, 2016
Oh where to begin! I guess with the dogs. Looking for an honest and reliable agent from a cast of thousands is difficult at best. But I kept seeing the dogs and called Jim (no, the dogs did not answer the phone). Jim and his team sold three properties for me over a three year period. In each case Jim was totally on top of the sale. His advice on pricing and open houses was always right on point. Even the counter offers. Happy to recommend Jim and his team anytime.
Jan 29, 2016
COO
I had the pleasure of working with Jim when I moved from NY to San Francisco. He did a great job helping us get to know the city, the different neighborhoods and to focus on what would work for my family. We subsequently got involved in a complicated transaction that involved two closings. Jim was essential in helping us to navigate this process. When it was time to move on Jim was again essential to the process of navigating a sale. He's my go to broker in town.
Jan 28, 2016
Seller
Dear Jim & Sharon: Had I known the process of selling my apartment would have been so painless, I would have sold it much sooner. I understand that your philosophy is to make it as easy as possible for the seller, and I want to assure you that you both went above and beyond the call of duty in achieving that aim. I cannot thank the two of you enough for all your wonderful help. Please do not hesitate to use me as a future reference. I would be more than happy to do it. Once again many thanks.
Jan 27, 2016
Jim was incredibly helpful when I made my cross-country move to San Francisco. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about my new city and all the subtle differences between the neighborhoods, but he was completely understanding of the psychology behind making such a huge move. He was an amazing hand-holder, got me through the process with relative ease and I was very happy with my eventual choice. Couldn't recommend him more!!
Jan 27, 2016
Chief cook, bottle washer, repairman, roustabout (i.e. retired in the country)
Mr. Laufenberg was instrumental in our whirlwind search for a home/condo for our daughter in San Francisco. He presented multiple properties, all appropriate and in desirable locations; his knowledge of the City and the micro areas of the City was spot on (I am a native of the area). The final selection was on a property he showed us even though the listing was an exclusive with another company. Should we return to the City we would take advantage of his services once again. I can recommend him most highly and with our reservation. Mr. Laufenberg is the ultimate professional.
Jan 27, 2016
Retail Professional
Jim helped us with our first home and he did such a wonderful job we had him help with our second home. I had some difficulty buying the first place. Then I met Jim. He was able to get it and make the process painless. When it came time to sell, he provided great information and found us our 2nd place in a tough market. Thank you, Jim for being an exceptional agent.
Jan 26, 2016
Jim has been both a friend and great realtor in our time of need. We really appreciate all his expertise and initiative on our behalf. He involved us in every step of the sale of our family property in San Francisco and our country home in Sonoma, CA. He remains a friend to this day and we will be calling on him when we again go to sell our home.
Jan 26, 2016
We worked with Jim to purchase our first home in San Francisco. He was a fantastic guide and really helped us choose our neighborhood and close the deal on our perfect place. We really appreciated his honesty and thoughtfulness in understanding our needs and pointing us in the right direction. Thanks Jim!
Jan 26, 2016
Retired
My Partner and I used Jim to purchase a home in SF...He had been highly recommended by my Partners Husband and Daughter whom had also used his services to buy and sell their home.
Jim worked diligently to find the idea home for us in SF. I would recommend that anyone searching for a home in San Francisco take the time to give Jim a call and allow him to show you his RE talents.
I have also recommended Jim to a friend in SF who waned to sell his home...Last word I got was that he hit a home-run and the home is in escrow
Jan 26, 2016
Jim, worked with my wife and I to buy a single family home in Haight-Ashbury. He was a pleasure to work with and given his extensive background in SF from General Contractor to Realtor and to his vast network was able to find the right home for us. We would recommend Jim to all.

Mike
Jan 26, 2016
Professor, UCSF
We contacted Jim, and at our first meeting where I thought we would just tell him what we really wanted, he took us on a tour of several properties, and we never expected that it would be our only tour because we put in an offer that day, and ended up with the condominium. Jim is awesome, he is friendly, and professional, and knows the market. His team was a dream to work with, and on our visit of all the properties we saw he was not only known to the other agents, but well respected. The purchasing of a property which can often be stressful, ended up being a pleasure. I would seek help from none other than Jim for SF real estate needs.
Jan 26, 2016
I worked with Jim on the purchase of a two unit building in 1998 (as a first-time buyer) and later on the sale of one of the units (by then, a condo) in 2006. Jim did a very fine job on both transactions. On the initial purchase, he was particularly helpful in looking for properties of interest, educating me about rental property, and making some wonderful introductions to other professionals to help me as a landlord. On the sale, Jim was a good negotiator who helped me get my target price. I'd recommend Jim highly to anyone considering a real estate transaction.
Jan 26, 2016
Jim helped us think about different options and did a great job finding the right property for us in short order. He knows the market and he understands what his clients options are. We've been very happy.
Jan 25, 2016
Retired Owner
When my wife died it became necessary financially necessary for me to sell my property of flats on Delmar Street in San Francisco. I consulted Jim and he was most helpful in giving good advice for the preparation of the property for sale. The hard part was emptying our contents, we had lived there for over forty years. A talented stager and a reasonable price was recomended by Jim. I was able to receive a bid for over asking which was also considerate of my tenant. Parting with my home was difficult, but Jim 's guidance was most helpful.
Jan 23, 2016
Homeowners
HI!

Jim Laufenberg helped us read the market accurately, and so was very helpful with helping us win the bidding war on our house!! I would definitely recommend Jim Laufenberg.

Jan 23, 2016
When my husband decided to retire, we wanted to locate to San Francisco where my mother and siblings and their families live. Jim helped us with finding a home and its renovation with his contacts. We found a place meeting all our wish lists. Thank you, Jim.
Jan 22, 2016
I found Jim through word of mouth. I was not disappointed. In 2008 Jim sold a house for me. This was just before the bubble burst.

He is the epitome of professionalism. He handled everything for me. Listings, open house, staging, and all the little things that crop up in the sale. I am selling another house soon. He is the only person I will call.
Jan 22, 2016
Seller
When I decided to sell my property, I knew the broker to handle the transaction was Jim Laufenberg of Coldwell Banker. The Laufenberg team includes fully licensed realtors Lisa Camozzi and Sharon King. These experienced and knowledgeable professionals gave me practical advice as to what to do to get the property ready for sale, marketed it superbly, and obtained multiple offers. It sold for 18% above asking. Not only was the price realized beyond my expectations, the entire transaction–from the date it appeared on the multiple listing service until escrow closed--took just five weeks. Working with Jim, Lisa, and Sharon was a pleasure–they are ethical, warm, and friendly. I would recommend the Laufenberg team to anyone thinking of selling real estate in San Francisco.