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My wife and I loved working with Callista. We met her at an open house last year and decided to work with her to find our first home in San Francisco. During the entire experience, she was helpful, dedicated, patient, and very professional. At the beginning, she sat down with us and explained the entire… Read more “My wife and I loved working with Callista.”

David L.

I can’t explain how lucky we feel that we found Callista when we bought our new home. She is very professional, easy to work with, honest, not pushy in any way, and really quiet fun to interact with. She knows a lot about a lot–neighborhoods, architecture, construction methods, renovation costs, property valuation, schools/parks, permitting, landscaping,… Read more “Callista is excellent.”

Ryan S.

As a first-time homebuyer, I was completely unfamiliar with what to expect. Callista worked to prepare me for the experience and make sure I was ahead of the curve throughout the process. She completely understood my preference for walkable neighborhoods and did a great job meeting my needs. When the process hit some hurdles, she… Read more “Did a great job meeting my needs”

Marla Wilson, MPA

Callista helped us buy our first home.  She is fantastic for all the expected reasons:  patient, reliable, diligent, incredibly knowledgeable etc.  However, the best thing about Callista is her honesty and integrity.  When it came time to make an offer on our teeny-tiny dream house, Callista stopped us from overbidding and spent over an hour… Read more “She is fantastic”

Serelle G.

Callista worked with our family to buy 2 properties and sell 1 in the past 6 months.  Fair, intelligent, great to deal with, and above all honest.  Callista is our agent of choice for the SF area.

Tom S.

I got to know Callista as a neighbor and when my wife and I decided to look for a property we turned to her. She was tremendous – responsive, provided great information, and guided us through the entire process. And she shares our values to be easy on the planet – as a member of… Read more “She shares our values to be easy on the planet”

Rafael Reyes

Callista was our real estate agent for our first home (San Francisco). We first met Callista when visiting an open house where she was the listing agent. After an interview, we decided to work with her. She also took the time to listen and learn about what we were looking for. The very next day,… Read more “She also took the time to listen and learn about what we were looking for.”

Meenal Patel

My family went to Callista with a tricky request, finding a two-unit home that could accommodate our aging parents on a limited budget in the SF Bay Area. We couldn’t have made a better choice. Callista’s keen and thorough understanding of the market makes her realistic, while her creativity and enthusiasm make her persistent and… Read more “She’s a pleasure to work with”

Rosana Francescato

As a color consultant and interior designer, I have worked with Callista and her buyers during their closing process. This means I’ve had the rare opportunity to be a fly on the wall and hear her client interactions. Callista truly loves what she does and it shows. She is enthusiastic but low-pressure, and professional but… Read more “Callista truly loves what she does and it shows.”

Rachelle Padgett

When I started the design for my kitchen remodel, Callista helped me analyze the plan and made some smart space-saving design suggestions and green-remodeling choices! She suggested a home performance analysis with Recurve and I followed through with their recommendations. She told me about San Francisco’s solar rebate program and referred me to Sungevity. Thanks… Read more “I would happily work with her again.”

Layne Zimmerman

We found Callista through a referral and came to her with a home and pre-approval. So I was thinking not that much for her to do. And I was very wrong. I am so grateful that Callista was there to jump in and take over. We first met her on Tuesday and our home needed… Read more “I am so grateful that Callista was there to jump in and take over.”

Ray C.

Buying a home in the Bay Area is like mountaineering — both activities require a seasoned and reliable guide. Callista was an incredible partner throughout our home buying experience. She was honest, communicative, managed our expectations, coordinated with inspectors/finance/other agents masterfully, and generally made us feel like we were supported by the best. We were… Read more “Callista was an incredible partner”

Emily H.

Buying a home in the Bay Area is like mountaineering — both activities require a seasoned and reliable guide. Callista was an incredible partner throughout our home buying experience. She was honest, communicative, managed our expectations, coordinated with inspectors/finance/other agents masterfully, and generally made us feel like we were supported by the best. We were… Read more “I recommend her highly!”

Emily Esch

Callista rocks!! It was amazing how detail oriented she was and the time she took to show us properties and neighborhoods. I’ve never felt in better hands! My wife and I were looking for a house in San Bruno. Not only did Callista show us properties, she showed us schools and parks and playgrounds and… Read more “Callista rocks!!”

Anett R.

Callista represented me and my husband when we were searching for the right property here in San Francisco in the fall of 2011. She was on top of everything from start to finish, showing us a variety of options that fit our price range and long-term goals, and encouraging us to check out areas we… Read more “I highly recommend engaging Callista for all your real estate needs”

Andrea C.

Yelp says 5 stars is “Woohoo! as good as it gets!”  and that pretty much sums it up with Callista. Really. She knows the market –  can craft a winning deal – and get it across the finish line – even in difficult situations in our crazy SF market. So my story: I enlisted Callista… Read more “She knows the market”

Scott S.

Callista is dedicated to making a difference in the world, starting with supporting her clients to make the best real estate decisions, whether buying or selling. She has a keen mind for marketing properties, and understanding the sometimes complex intricacies of what makes a property valuable. Callista is an asset to our brokerage.

Ericka Jennings

Callista has incredible energy and tenacity. She works hard for her clients, fights for what is right, and pours her heart into her work. Callista is dedicated to improving her communities and the quality of the world around her. She’s an amazing person!

Aaron McManus

Callista was wonderful to work with and was on top of every aspect of my purchase from start to finish. She also earned every bit of her commission, guiding me through the bidding phase, helping me understand the market dynamics, and working to get me the best deal possible. Callista also helped a ton during… Read more “Callista was wonderful to work with”

Jonathan K.

Callista did an amazing job helping us navigate the complex waters of San Francisco real estate. She was constantly pro-actively suggesting new ways for us to get our needs met. Needless to say, she was also consistently and reliably responsive to us in a very timely fashion. I would definitely go back to Callista!

Stephanie Reyes

She brings a sincere dedication to her work and is always going over and above to provide top notch service to her clients. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Chris Bartle

You won’t find a better realtor than Callista, whether you’re buying or selling. If you’re in San Francisco, there’s no reason to use anyone else. Callista had helped my family before to find a new home for my parents in a challenging market. After that great experience, it was a no-brainer to turn to her… Read more “You won’t find a better realtor than Callista”

Rosana F.

We first met Callista when visiting an open house where she was the listing agent. After an interview, we decided to work with her. She also took the time to listen and learn about what we were looking for. The very next day, we were out home hunting, and saw four different units. One of… Read more “She also took the time to listen and learn about what we were looking for”

Meenal P.

Callista helped us sell our condominium with outstanding results. And Callista also helped my extended family purchase a home. She will always be at the very top of my list for future real estate transactions. All real estate transactions are complex, with many unique constraints for each situation. The best agent is one who can… Read more “Callista earns my highest recommendation across all criteria for a real estate agent”

Rafael O.

As a first time home buyer, I am happy to give a positive review of my experience working with Callista Shepherd. She is friendly, professional, practical, dedicated to her clients and has integrity. She answered all of my (endless) real estate questions and helped me become knowledgeable about the process. And of course, I’m thrilled… Read more “I’m thrilled that Callista helped me find a gorgeous condo”

Ilana Gauss