By the end of the process, we were thrilled at how much value he brought to us
It’s no fluke that all of Tabre’s reviews are stellar. I am adding to those who are raving on here, and you should definitely work with Tabre if you have the opportunity.
I met Tabre when casually stopping by an open house in Telegraph Hill, as I was scoping out SF before relocating from New York. I mentioned to him half-jokingly that I wanted a dog-friendly place (with no plans of owning a dog) and my husband liked lots of outlets. Tabre hears, listens and remembers. A few months later, when we closed on our new apartment, he surprised me by repeating my introductory words to me. Talk about personalized advice and high touch service!
Tabre has so many standout qualities. Some that come to mind: (1) work ethic and hustle, like keeping up with our double-attorney schedule and being willing to meet and call late at night, (2) patience, like training me not to ooh-and-ahh at every open house and getting us comfortable through other channels so we could put in a stronger no-contingency offer, and (3) networking, by putting us in touch with agents showing off-market places or good contractors. By far the best quality is that you feel he really loves and nerds out about his job. He taught us, recent transplants, so much about the buying process, neighborhoods, constructions, even when he didn’t have to.
And let me tell you, attorneys are cocky and think they can handle anything themselves. But by the end of the process, we were thrilled at how much value he brought to us, and we are total converts!
Hire these guys!
I have now worked with Tabre and the Lurie group on 3 houses, which right there tells you how much I think of them. They know the market, and they work even crazier hours than I do. I have received calls from them on holidays and when I knew for a fact that they were on vacation. They bust their tails 24/7, and they stay on top of deadlines and on top of associates like bankers to make sure that things get done.
For my last home purchase, Tabre got me a house in San Fran that I could afford, without a bidding war and for less than the property appraised. He is a great negotiator. He and his team also managed to close in less than 3 weeks, beating the deadline for the new tax law. I’m still blown away by that.
Hire these guys!
Great job Tabre
We toured a 2br 2ba property in Telegraph Hill with Tabre, put in a pre-emptive bid, and were moved in 15 days later. Great job Tabre – you worked your ass off for this deal. (Big thanks also to Torrance Mak over at US Bank for moving so quickly on our financing!)
We’d highly recommend him to anyone looking for their next dream home in SF!
We met Tabre at an open house and immediately we knew he would be the right person to have by our side to get into the home of our dreams. In the end, he went above and beyond for us – He worked late on calls with us multiple nights making sure we understand every step of the process, which meant a lot for us as young buyers. He also gave very good financial advice and the introduction to our loan officer proved to be key to packaging the deal that was successful. Tabre is a great combination of being very friendly, but competitive on behalf of his clients! We’d highly recommend him to anyone looking for their next dream home in SF!
Hustle, tenacity, and “sticktoitiveness” make him ideal
Tabre Hess goes above and beyond for the clients he represents. This I am 100% sure of as I experienced it first hand. Tabre not only is very knowledgeable about market trends, the purchase process, the local housing market, but more importantly his passion and responsiveness is by far what separates him from the rest of the pack. Tabre’s hustle, tenacity, and “sticktoitiveness” make him the ideal Real Estate Agent. There is no doubt in my mind Tabre will go very far in this business and help thousands of others like me find their dream home! Do yourself a favor folks, if you are looking for the best agent in San Francisco, look no further, you’ve found him in Tabre Hess.
I trust him completely and can’t say enough good things about his character and dedication
People say that the home buying process in San Francisco is difficult, but that was absolutely not the case with Tabre – it was easy! Considering it is by far the largest purchase I have made, it was actually the easiest and smoothest process of any financial transaction when you adjust for dollars spent. I made one offer which was accepted within the hour and closed 30 days later. I credit that entirely to Tabre’s work ethic/hustle, his connections, his intimate knowledge of inventory (past, present and future supply), the people he works with in all parts of the process (mortgage – Torrance Mak at US Bank, title company, etc.), his coaching of the buyer along the way and most importantly his dedication to the client and his integrity. We had our introductory meeting May 22nd at 6pm and by 7:15pm we had toured the unit I ultimately purchased (a 2 br 2 ba penthouse in a new development in Nob Hill/Pac Heights) which I closed on July 12.
This would not have been possible with any other agent. He worked hard and more importantly, he works smart and strategic. I trust him completely and can’t say enough good things about his character and dedication to the client. If you are looking to do a residential real estate transaction in SF, help yourself by working with Tabre.
We are very grateful!
This is a review not for the home purchase, but Tabre’s help and support in a follow-up issue several months after closing. Of his own volition he went to bat for us when we had an issue with a city inspector who came up with some BS problem with our home. Tabre successfully mitigated the issue, yielding a resolution avoiding any cost to us and for which we are very grateful!
I’d definitely recommend him to all family and friends!!
Tabre was such a great Realtor! My fiance and I had met him at an open house, and he approached us as if we had been friends in the past. He was extremely friendly and easy to work with. As two people who didn’t know much about the housing industry (we were buying our first home), he was very helpful in navigating us. Nothing felt forced either – we could choose him as our realtor, or we could move on, no big deal if it wasn’t a good fit. We ended up choosing Tabre, since he was always available when we needed him, and overall a nice guy.
We had an original condo in mind, but wanted to check out others to make sure we knew what we wanted exactly. He helped us scope out other properties within our budget, and attended every visit on demand. It was so helpful and easy to work with Tabre! I’m so glad we had him! He gave helpful insight to new condos, older condos with charm, flipped homes, different neighborhoods, and wasn’t trying to steer us in a particular direction. Rather, he wanted us customers to be happy with our home. I really thought it was helpful too when he went over Pros and Cons of each of our choices. Tabre was also able to negotiate to get around $2k of free homeware credit for our condo, which basically included a brand new washer and dryer, and closet installments!!!!
Tabre is not from the SF Bay Area, but was still very knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods, prices to aim for, and current market.
Tabre is a really nice guy, and it was a pleasure working with him!! I’d definitely recommend him to all family and friends!!
He is the most professional person we’ve met in SF real estate industry!
We’re absolutely satisfied with Tabre’s professional service and totally recommend him! He is really knowledgeable about SF real estate business and always responsible. He played proactive role all the stakeholders, toughly negotiated with a seller agent, and organized complicated situation…
Without him, we couldn’t get our ideal home within our budget in the short timeline. He is the most professional person we’ve met in SF real estate industry!
Thank you Tabre!!
We couldn’t be happier with the outcome
Tabre was unrelenting in his work ethic and made sure that we found the ideal home… which happened to be a highly sought after home in Pacific Heights. He was able to use his negotiation skills, and leverage his market knowledge & relationships in the industry to get our preemtive offer accepted for the lowest price possible. He made sure that everything stayed on track until escrow promptly closed. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
Coordinated, very responsive, and helpful throughout the process.
After meeting with Tabre and talking about what type of home we were looking for, Tabre took us on a tour of both on-market and off-market homes. We were impressed with how well the homes we visited matched our criteria and Tabre was able to answer all of our questions which made us feel comfortable. After Tabre provided us with a thorough market and comparable analysis, we made an offer on a home in Cow Hollow. After the offer was accepted, Tabre managed the transaction though the escrow process and we closed promptly on time. Tabre and team were coordinated, very responsive, and helpful throughout the process.
I cannot recommend Tabre enough!
We happened to meet Tabre on a whim when casually stopping by an open house in Chinatown-Nob Hill after lunch on the weekend. The home was wonderful, but not exactly something we were ready to go all in for. Tabre introduced himself to us and helped us really understand how to approach the SF property buying process from the first time we met him! That day, we went from a casual search to serious prospective home buyers. Tabre is extremely helpful and was able to answer any questions we had, and if he didn’t, immediately connected us to someone who would. He is also really respectful of your needs, if you want him more hands on vs hands off throughout the search. Obviously, we have never done this before, so we felt really comfortable asking him anything.
We eventually picked a condo in Mission Bay, and we are so excited to now be moving into our first home! We definitely would not be able to have survived this crazy process without his help along the way (narrowing down our criteria, selecting our lender, even knowing about the Mission Bay neighborhood). If you are looking for a point person in your home buying process, my husband and I cannot recommend Tabre enough!
Tabre is very empathetic to his client’s needs
It was a pleasure working with Tabre. He helped turn the idea of purchasing a condo in San Francisco into reality for me. I happened to run into Tabre one afternoon near AT&T park, where I lived in an apartment. Tabre introduced himself and we decided to meet in his office for follow up on my house hunt. I was casual in my search at that point but at the same time had very specific requirements around parameters like location, direction, budget, number of bed rooms, and amenities etc.
Tabre provided good set of options and direction to my search. He offered advise on a variety of aspects throughout the process (pros n cons of units we visited, referrals, negotiations during final home inspection etc) and helped me in finding the best option for my situation. Tabre is very empathetic to his client’s needs and has wealth of knowledge about SF real estate market. I highly recommend Tabre as a real estate agent.
He was able to negotiate a great price
My family was looking for an investment property in San Francisco and we were glad Tabre was introduced to us through a family friend. He took the time to explain every step of the process and was able to answer all of our questions. Not only was he able to find a great property he was able to negotiate a great price. I highly recommend Tabre and will gladly refer him to my friends.
I just have to write a glowing review for Tabre
I don’t usually get around to writing reviews but I just have to write a glowing review for Tabre. I have been living in my new home now for almost a year and I’m so happy…Tabre found me the home of my dreams in two days! He negotiated an unbelievably low purchase price for a brand new condo in South Beach that I honestly never dreamed of getting! He understands the San Francisco marketplace intimately and related well to my needs and wants. I highly recommend his talent if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area. I can’t thank you enough Tabre…Siobhan, happy home owner in Southbeach.
I highly recommend Tabre in this complicated and shifting market
Table helped us navigate the complex home buying process in San Francisco and got us into our new home. He is a strong negotiator, who put us first, and always had our best interests in mind. A few of the things that set Tabre apart are:
– “Always on” and “make it work” attitude
I highly recommend Tabre in this complicated and shifting market. Take advantage of his heat passion and drive.
Take advantage of his heart passion and drive.
Tabre helped us navigate the complex home buying process in San Francisco and got us into our new home. He is a strong negotiator, who put us first, and always had our best interests in mind. A few of the things that set Tabre apart are: – Genuine – Kind-hearted – “Always on” and “make it work” attitude – Honest I highly recommend Tabre in this complicated and shifting market. Take advantage of his heart passion and drive.
Tabre is super keyed in to the market and always gave sound advice and candid feedback
We first met Tabre at an open house over a year ago when we were just getting a feel for the market. Fast forward to today — we are now happy homeowners of our dream home in the Mission.
Tabre is super keyed in to the market and always gave sound advice and candid feedback about homes we were considering. I was also blown away by how prompt Tabre was in literally every step of the process. He and his team absolutely know how to hustle! We toured our home on 5/27 and got our keys on 6/17.
We were so impressed by the team’s work ethic and ability to speed through the most painful parts of the home buying process. Can’t say enough good things about Tabre and his team! Trust me, you want him on your side.
Thanks again, Tabre!
He was there from start to finish, and helped make the process as smooth and easy as possible
Tabre helped me purchase my first house. He was there from start to finish, and helped make the process as smooth and easy as possible, understanding that I was a first time home buyer. His knowledge of the space, and of the right people in the industry is unmatched. In fact, due to his unparalleled connections, he was able to help me find my dream home before it came on the market. Can’t say enough good things about Tabre and his team!
We cannot recommend Tabre highly enough
I first met Tabre Hess at an open house in downtown San Francisco in June 2017. He struck me as a very knowledgeable agent with good track record. I had a good chat and learned a few unique things about San Francisco real estate market. After this, I set up a daily email alert using a pretty good property search system (I highly recommend you give it a try), and kept in touch with Tabre. He was very diligent about contacting me every so often to share information and answer my questions. Coming from Seattle area, there were a lot of things about SF home buying that I needed to learn, and Tabre was a great resource. We decided to work with him to find our new place in downtown SF, after 2-3 months of such interactions.
After finding a couple of candidate properties, Tabre worked with us very closely in making sure the various pieces moved along nicely; getting a mortgage approval, developing an offer package, working with escrow, coordinating with the seller’s agent, lining up all the paperwork (and there are lots of documents), etc. I recall that he replied to 100% of my numerous emails, phone calls & texts.
The most impressive feat that Tabre pulled off was enabling us to win our new home in Duboce Triangle in a great location & in wonderful renovated condition, below listing price. I believe this is a pretty rare event. During escrow and closing Tabre stayed with us and made sure everything concluded well in a timely manner. He also provided valuable contact info for the various folks (cleaner, locksmith, handyman, etc.).
After months of exhaustive and exhausting processes, I am completely convinced that you really need a great real estate agent in San Francisco to find & win your new nest. We cannot recommend Tabre highly enough. He is thorough, patient, flexible, persistent, has a positive attitude, demonstrates high integrity and transparency, on top of being very knowledgeable about San Francisco housing market & having a solid track record.
We highly recommend Tabre to help you find your own gem
My partner and i worked with Tabre for over 9 months in pursuit of a home that we would want to call ours for a very long time. Through every step of the way, Tabre walked us through all the ins and outs of the process, and ensured we were comfortable with what we were getting involved with, and what every single part of the process meant.
Tabre set up a RealScout profile for us, based on the things we were looking for in a house, and continually honed it so that we only got notifications for properties that checked the boxes for what we were looking for.
After several months of search, a perfect property emerged, and Tabre was quick to come up with a strategy to make an offer. The strategy worked, and we are now living in our dream house, in no small part thanks to Tabre’s dedication.
Once finances were in motion, he seamlessly worked with my financial advisor and my lender to cross all the i’s and dot all the t’s.
We highly recommend Tabre to help you find your own gem.
Truly first rate!
We had the pleasure of working with Tabre on the search for our first home in San Francisco, which is always a daunting process! Table was awesome – super responsive, always on our side, and was able to guide us through the complexities of a TIC purchase, pulling all the pieces together before Christmas. Couldn’t be more happy with the service that Tabre and Alexander provide – they are truly first rate!