Consistently ranked as a top producer, she brings her strong background in negotiating, design, and deal execution to her practice as a Realtor®.
Offering the perfect combination of heart and grit, San Francisco/Bay Area Realtor Laena Wilder reached 'Top Agent' status in 2021 and was recently nominated for the California Association of Realtors 'Rising Star' award.
Consistently ranked as a top producer, she brings her strong background in negotiating, design, and deal execution to her practice as a Realtor. She embraces a thorough approach, continually finding creative ways to meet her clients' goals.
In her own words: “As a fiduciary and trusted advisor I take the time to truly listen to my clients' needs, strategically guide them through the process, and negotiate the best deal for their money."
"My goal is to empower my clients with critical real estate knowledge combined with current data-driven market information because I believe this undoubtedly leads to a more confident and lucrative home buying / or selling experience." Her problem-solving skills, warmth and impeccable attention to detail have led to a successful practice built on referrals and a strong reputation among her Realtor community. Laena’s personal history has been rooted in Northern California for several generations. Her ancestors came West traveling by wagon-train in the 1860’s and settled in Sonoma. More than half a century later her grandparents met and fell in love on the ferry from San Francisco to study at UC Berkeley, before the Bay Bridge was built. These past experiences add depth to Laena’s passion and knowledge of the San Francisco / Bay Area. Achieving both a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degree, Laena was also awarded a prestigious Postdoctoral Rockefeller Fellowship. As a professor, she taught at Duke University, the University of San Francisco, and UNC, Chapel Hill. In addition, she has two decades of experience in the diamond trade, buying, selling, consulting, and managing millions of dollars of inventory. It is an industry based on trustworthiness and the ability to negotiate; she now engages these core values with her real estate clients.
“We feel very fortunate to have found Laena as our Realtor for our recent home purchase. She patiently walked us through every step of the process, listening intently to our questions and addressing every concern along the way. We found her to be knowledgeable, flexible, detail-oriented and always readily available. Laena helped us make a very tight deadline from contract to close by skillfully coordinating all of the pieces and parties involved. She is on top of her game and always goes the extra mile when it comes to accommodating her client’s needs. You can tell that Laena loves her work and keeps her client’s best interests as her top priority. We trust Laena and would highly recommend her for your home purchase.” - Robert & Julia
“Laena helped me sell my Bay Area home, which had tenants for 10+ years. Prior to the selling the home, she toured the property and made suggestions on upgrades that would make the biggest difference. Laena went as far as to help select colors for repainting so the property would look fantastic in the photos--which it did. Additionally, she helped find the stagers and other individuals to complete tasks to prepare the house. All during the process, Laena was only a text message away. And she worked hard to ensure I got the best price and comb through the potential buyers. The property had tremendous interest and Laena was fielding a ton of calls, while also double checking the loans to get a read on how fit the potential buyers were. She then presented the offers clearly and professionally.
I've bought and sold many properties over the years and this was by far the smoothest transaction I've ever had. Laena really has a great team and I would work with her again.” - Nathan
"My partner and I loved our experience working with Laena! She is a strategic advisor who cares deeply about her clients and will take the time to understand your needs and look out for your best interests in the home buying process. Her knowledge of San Francisco paired with her amazing reputation in the industry is a huge competitive advantage in this housing market. Could not possibly recommend her more! One of the things we appreciated the most was her kind and warm demeanor." - Araceli and Branden
"My wife and I worked with Laena to buy our first home and she made the whole thing incredibly easy for us. As first-time buyers, the process can be daunting and overwhelming, but Laena was with us every step of the way and we felt reassured we were in good hands. She is professional, personable, and very knowledgeable about the SF / Bay Area market. Communication was amazing and she was super responsive to our phone calls, texts, and emails, even on weekends and after hours - she made us feel like we were a priority and not just another number. My wife and I are very thorough people and we felt that Laena's attention to detail matched our own. We felt supported but never felt pressured or rushed during any part of the process. Whenever unexpected issues came up (not anyone's fault), her team took care of it, often preemptively. The whole buying process was thus much smoother and faster than we had anticipated. We can't be happier with our new condo in SF and we highly recommend Laena." – Yufei and Wendan