As a San Francisco Realtor® and Lead Buyer Specialist, Josh Ortiz is known for his sharp negotiation skills, efficient organization and swift responsiveness. Lauded for his ability to identify the best opportunities for clients and facilitate smooth transactions, even for out-of-town buyers and complex situations, Josh is frequently recognized for his personable, straightforward demeanor, his guidance through the often daunting buying process, and his knack for crafting competitive offers to hit the “sweet spot” to win but not overpay. His commitment to his clients' goals has consistently led to clients securing their dream homes both quickly and efficiently. Josh’s deep familiarity with the local market, strong relationships and reputation within the real estate community, and proactive approach during unexpected situations and the escrow process have made him a trusted and praised advisor among both new and experienced homebuyers. Originally from Boston, Josh has lived in San Francisco since 2012 and is an avid basketball player.
About Danielle Lazier: Top San Francisco Realtor Since 2002
As the trusted real estate advisor for my clients, I understand that selling and/or buying a home is complex and deeply personal. There is also a lot at stake financially and personally. This perspective on the process, and the responsibility felt towards my clients, drives me to truly be an expert at the job. I understand the market, the players, and all of the variables involved in a real estate transaction. I want to make sure you feel supported and that you have a trusted advisor by your side.
As a seller, you want to effectively (and beautifully) market the home and then negotiate to secure the highest possible price and cleanest terms for the sale. As a buyer, you want a patient yet assertive partner, to help to buy the right home for you at the best possible price. In other words, you want to make sure you don’t leave any money on the table. This is where our team steps in to partner with you as your consultant, negotiator and project manager.
In 2002, I launched my real estate career by creating and writing San Francisco’s first real estate blog, SFhotlist.com. My reputation amongst my peers is as a well-respected industry innovator and early adopter of social media and digital marketing for real estate. My team and I work hard to keep ahead of the curve, combining luxury home styling with technology and forward-thinking.
I’ve spent two decades excelling in the competitive landscape of San Francisco real estate and worked behind the scenes with hundreds of other real estate agents. My secret sauce, and the reason for the 5-star client reviews, is directness, transparency, stylish home staging and compelling listing marketing, expert negotiations, and the ability to keep people and deals on track — calmly and professionally. This ability is part natural instinct and part commitment to advanced, ongoing training and education. A lot of what agents do sounds similar on paper. What varies (significantly) is how they do it and the resulting outcomes for their clients.
On a personal note, I care very deeply about my client’s individual situation, goals, and dreams. San Francisco real estate is exciting, challenging and often exhilarating. It’s not for the faint of heart!
To play a part in helping you get what you want — whether it’s selling your home to open a goat cheese farm in Oregon, retiring to Palm Springs or Wine Country, wanting that extra $50,000 from the counter offer to go from average-to-dream-kitchen in the new home, selling a parent’s home after they have passed away, relocating to the suburbs to raise a family, heading abroad for a midlife “gap year” while the kids are still young, heading into an RV after selling their company, or simply moving from one SF neighborhood to another in order to be closer to the children’s school — it is ALL incredibly gratifying to me. (And yes, those are all real-life examples!)
My team and I are honored to be your trusted real estate advisor. It’s a role we take very seriously. Providing you with reliable advice, a sound strategy and optimal results is win:win. You get to achieve your goals, and we enjoy the benefits of a long-lasting, sustainable career. As we embark on our third decade of Danielle Lazier Real Estate, I feel blessed and grateful for all of it.
Our clientele works in diverse industries with an emphasis on technology, finance, medicine, law, business and the arts. My business has grown successfully and consistently thanks to the repeat business of happy clients and their introductions to friends, family and neighbors. This track record is only possible because we deliver both results AND an enjoyable experience.
It’s not always easy in this competitive market, whether you are a seller, buyer or real estate agent. Studying the market and honing our craft takes dedication. It’s why I lead a small but passionate team. Everyone on our team loves to be a matchmaker (buyer + seller + home) and put deals together. It is our vocation and avocation.
Reared in the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) and Dallas, Texas, I’m known for my combination of Southern charm and Northeastern tenacity. My sun sign is Gemini, my rising is Aquarius and my moon is in Virgo. In other words, I am straightforward yet forward thinking, super social yet down to earth, and absolutely no BS. I have a competitive spirit and like to win on behalf of my clients, but do so with a calm demeanor, polite manners, and always a smile.
I live in a San Francisco Victorian with a senior Pomeranian, twin monkeys (aka young children) and a good humored, supportive partner-in-crime. I’ve renovated homes, worked on development projects, and staged, marketed and sold ~ 1,000 homes for my clients. As an aspiring flâneuse, I am a good person to ask for food, wine, shopping and travel tips. In fact, I can’t wait to take you out to celebrate after the close of escrow!
I graduated from the Hockaday School in Dallas, TX and Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT with a degree in Latin American Studies and Government. It was a well-rounded liberal arts education that taught me to think critically. Side note: I was the President of our women’s rugby team too and played “second row”. (This will humor those of you familiar with rugby!)
In terms of real estate, our team is committed to lifelong learning. Our education is never complete. As a licensed Broker (as opposed to Salesperson), I continually invest time, money and thought into the latest sales, marketing and especially, negotiations techniques. Everyone on our team is smart, educated, experienced and dedicated to continual improvement.
If you’d like to work together, please reach out. I look forward to getting to know you and am here to help you achieve your goals!
My Inspiration and Motivation
Real estate is more than four walls and a roof. It's the context for individualism, our style, our joy and where we share our lives with those we love. For me, this is who it's all about — my inspiration and motivation. I am always grateful to be part of your life, to provide for my family by serving you and yours.
About Danielle Lazier Real Estate
At Danielle Lazier Real Estate, we are a boutique team of full-time real estate professionals and trusted advisors. Our singular focus is achieving the highest value for our San Francisco home buyer and seller clients through expert strategy, market insight and skilled negotiations, while ensuring you are comfortable, well-informed and patiently guided throughout the process. We attribute our success to both our passion for homes, ongoing training and honed intuition in the psychology of buying and selling.
Real estate is an integral part of your financial plan. In the San Francisco Bay Area, real estate is very expensive and often one of your most valuable investments as well as your sanctuary. Now more than ever, home is truly where the heart is—and board meetings, recess, and happy hour too. We specialize in getting top dollar and the highest value for our clients. When you sell a home, you want to get the highest possible price. When you buy a home, you want to buy the right home for you at the best possible price. You want to feel confident that you did not leave money on the table and that you made a savvy, smart decision that will enhance your life.
To provide the highest level of service, we take a team approach to real estate. Buying or selling a home in San Francisco is a complex, sophisticated and often deeply personal endeavor. You deserve the full service and attention that only a team of experts can consistently provide. Our small and dedicated team approach prioritizes quality over quantity so we are always available to offer an unparalleled sales experience as well as hold your hand through any step of your real estate journey. Working with our team, you will have personal attention, multiplied by the experience, full-time professionalism, track record, and consistency of a highly productive team. Our top priority is superior results for you, combined with a pleasant experience.
Bespoke in-house marketing for your home sale
Every home is unique, and we think property marketing should be the same. Instead of cookie-cutter content that paints every listing in the same light, our dedicated marketing staff crafts a custom message just for your home.
From email to snail mail, our talented group of writers, designers, email wizards and social ninjas will promote your listing to thousands of qualified buyers in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We leverage a network of experienced vendors like painters, contractors, stagers and photographers to get your home ready for sale. We provide access to no interest, no cost loans to pay for any up-front associated costs.
Even before hitting the market, we push your property to the best local real estate agents via our off-market and coming soon marketing plan.
All bespoke and made to order. We don’t use the same recipe as everyone else, and you’ll find that the results are even sweeter—no cookie cutter required.
Operations & Support
Spinning plates, herding cats: Whatever the metaphor, there are a lot of moving parts in a real estate transaction. Especially in the high-stakes market of San Francisco, it’s important to stay organized, on-track and on-schedule. That’s why we employ a skilled team of transaction coordinators and operations managers who know how to guide your real estate transaction from start to finish. We coordinate vendors, schedule showings, and file paperwork so that you can rest easy knowing it’s taken care of.
Our team has decades of combined experience, which means we have pretty much seen it all. From milestones to minutiae, every step of your transaction is handled with expert care. We are vigilant, thorough and responsive, because we deeply value the trust you place in us to manage your transaction.
Please reach out to us anytime with any questions and to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Born and raised in the Bay Area, April fell in love with real estate while purchasing her first investment. She has over 8 years of experience in the industry, having worked in real estate sales, lending and transaction services covering the entire Bay Area. A graduate of Cal State East Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Psychology, April loves trips with her husband and sons to Lake Tahoe and Disneyland.
WE SUPPORT FAIR HOUSING
Let’s be real: Racism, sexism, homophobia, inequity, and injustice of all kinds exist, even in a forward-minded city like San Francisco. To end discrimination, there is work to be done.
At Danielle Lazier Real Estate, we are committed to lifting up our diverse communities, providing equal access to housing and services, and ensuring a fair and equitable future for everyone.
We are a proud supporter of fair housing laws and best practices.
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