Readers’ Choice 2018: Real Estate Agent


Debbie Herzfeld

(415) 338-0118  •

In San Francisco, perennial winner Debbie Herz-feld, 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 area. 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

Alain Pinel
(650) 209-1607  •

Longtime South Bay winner Susan Sims has been a real estate agent since 2003 and works out of the Alain Pinel office in Los Altos. 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.



Carolyn Metz

Coldwell Banker
(707) 481-3390  •

Carolyn Metz, an EcoGreen certified Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Santa Rosa, has lived and worked in Sonoma County since 1973. “As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here,” she says. Before becoming a full-time real estate professional in 2005, she was a Jewish community executive. In the aftermath of the wine country fires of 2017, Carolyn has been “an angel in helping mode” to many of those affected by the catastrophe.

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