Readers’ Choice 2019: Real Estate Agent


Debbie Herzfeld

(415) 338-0118  •

In San Francisco, perennial winner Debbie Herzfeld, a Realtor and broker since 1983, is also a certified residential specialist and seniors real estate specialist, specializing in single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily units throughout the city. Focusing on personal attention, she says, “I limit the number of people I work with at one time so that you get the service you deserve.”

Deborah Lopez


(415) 738-7084  •

Deborah Lopez, another perennial winner and a Realtor, broker and attorney, says four decades as a top-producing agent in San Francisco has given her “a depth and breadth of experience that lets me help my clients through the multitude of issues that can arise in a real estate transaction. I have an excellent eye for preparing a house to sell for top dollar, top-notch negotiating skills gained from my legal background and great marketing skills.”



Dana Cohen
The Grubb Co.


(510) 813-0321  •

Dana Cohen, a perennial choice in the East Bay, has been a residential Realtor since 2002, specializing in homes in the Oakland, Berkeley and Piedmont areas. A top producer at the Piedmont-Oakland office of the Grubb Co., she says her “philosophy is high touch with high tech,” offering her clients personal attention while also focusing on a “web-based marketing plan.”



Susan Sims
Compass (Formerly Alain Pinel)


(650) 209-1607  •

Longtime South Bay winner Susan Sims has been a real estate agent since 2003 and now works with Compass, (formerly Alain Pinel). She prides herself on her negotiation skills and her knowledge of the neighborhoods and schools in Silicon Valley, a boon to those who are relocating to the region.



Mara Kahn


(415) 860-3052  •

With 12 solid years of real estate experience and top producer status, Mara Kahn provides the expertise buyers and sellers need to ensure smooth real estate transactions. In her position with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, she focuses her attention on areas including Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Napa, Sonoma, Petaluma and Santa Rosa. She helps clients looking to downsize, retire,  purchase second homes, vacation homes and many other real estate needs.

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