• We first interacted with Yola when she was representing the seller at a building where we were renting an apartment. She was extremely professional and respectful throughout the process even though we were not her clients, and we turned to her when we were ready to buy a home a couple years later. Her knowledge of the market and expertise with remodels was invaluable in navigating the frustrating SF buyers market. ... Read More »
  • My husband and I recently purchased a home in the Inner Sunset and we worked with Yola throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend her to anyone that's interested in purchasing a home in San Francisco and here's why: -Lives and works in San Francisco so has a good grasp of the many different neighborhoods, what they offer and its potential. This is especially important because the city has invisible ... Read More »
  • Yola recently helped us close on our dream home. It's a bloodbath for buyers in San Francisco, and it's critical to not simply have an agent, but an advisor. Yola helped us understand: 1. Price trends. Most houses are selling above asking, and she helped quantitively frame these prices in the context of our budget. 2. Remodel costs. She has extensive experience with her own projects and is a trusted resource.   -Fred F. Read More »
  • We relied on Yola's expertise in our first home purchase. She gave us real advice, and made sure we felt comfortable with every step of the process. We could not have found our dream house without Yola, and we definitely couldn't have made it ours without her skill and guidance. She steered us in the right direction, and made sure we were being realistic in our offer. We now have ... Read More »
  • Yola has sold 2 condos for us over the years. We love working with her and would highly recommend. She's smart, personable, responsive, detail oriented and really knows her stuff. San Francisco is a unique, crazy market and she is a great person to help navigate it. She's also honest, which is quite refreshing when you're nervous or new to buying/selling properties - the advice and ideas she gave us ... Read More »
  • Yola was absolutely wonderful to work with.  We were first time home buyers and very anxious about buying in this very competitive market.  I know I wasn't the easiest client to work with, but she held our hand and assisted us through every step of the process.   I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy in SF.  Thanks Yola!   -Sarah S. Read More »
  • Yola recently helped us sell our home in Noe Valley.  She was extremely insightful during the preparation process, helping us to both form a selling strategy as well as source and schedule all of the necessary services (painting, floors, roofing, inspections, etc.) to get our home into the best possible shape for sale on a tight timeline.  Her market knowledge and personal skills are excellent and gave us great comfort ... Read More »
  • Yola sold our Inner Richmond condo for us in 2011, which involved a fair amount of negotiating with buyers, the HOA, and contractors doing some repairs to the building. She met our needs for a timely and smooth sale, keeping every piece moving so that we could, in turn, move out and move on. When we bought a single-family home in 2012, Yola was very helpful again. She advised on the ... Read More »
  • We had gone through many real estate agents and finally found a keeper with Yola.  She is very knowledgable about the market.  She keeps up to date with what is going on and knows many people in the industry and has a very strong network.  This helps when you are selling your house as well as when you are buying. We bought a fixer upper with Yola's help in March 2013. ... Read More »
  • If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the Bay area, I highly recommend you speak with Yola.  As a first-time homebuyer, I was thrilled to have someone really take the time to sit down and listen to what it was that I was looking for, patiently walk me through the process, give me great advice, and help me find EXACTLY what I was looking for.  She ... Read More »
  • Yola is a tremendous real estate agent. She is responsive, patient, and works hard. She also understands the SF/ Bay Area real estate market well and is exceptional at negotiation. I would recommend Yola without hesitation and would work with her to buy or sell my next home!   -Chetan P. Read More »
  • My in-laws recently sold our Sunset home with the help of Yola.  One of Yola's great qualities (she has many!) was her patience and expertise.  Our home was unique, as we had an in-law unit and had to deal with moving out tenants. She was always available to discuss our options, answer any questions and just be an overall great resource to us on San Francisco real estate.  From the ... Read More »
  • We highly recommend Yola.  She helped us in our search for our first home in San Francisco in the midst of a crazy market and far exceeded our expectations for a real estate agent.  She was professional, polite, and a true advocate for us right from the beginning.  She listened to what we were looking for and stayed within our budget when showing us properties. When we placed our first bid, ... Read More »
  • Rarely do you get a real estate agent in a hot market who stops to listen to you and get to know you. But Yola does. She was patient when it came to leading us to decisions, and couldn't possibly know more about the market in SF. We're highly appreciative of the time and effort she put in on her behalf. As the person who referred her to us said, ... Read More »
  • "I enjoyed working with Yola and recommend her for any competitive real estate investment transactions. Yola helped me buy a multi-unit building in the highly popular Dogpatch Historic District of San Francisco. In our case, we were also constraining ourselves to transactions that made investment sense and competing with very savy investor buyers who were able to make an all cash offer on a moments notice to hard to access deals. Yola's ... Read More »
  • Working with Yola was wonderful. Being new to the crazy San Francisco housing market, Yola did an excellent job explaining market dynamics and how to evaluate and create a "winning" bid for the home we wanted. -Jessica M. Read More »


Homes by Yola is happy to announce that the team is growing and are now Homes by Yola & Associates! We would like introduce the newest members of the team, Lauren Sumnicht and Alanna Swartz, who are here to help better our client’s real estate expectations and needs. Whether buying or selling your home, our team is here to advise you throughout the entire process. In today’s complex market conditions, let us be your partner and local experts. Throughout several real estate cycles, we have helped hundreds of happy clients buy and sell properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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