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Ayla C.

Gretchen has been helping us with our real estate needs since we moved to the Bay Area 5 years ago. She helped us find nice rentals while we became familiar with the area, and has since helped us buy a home. She's incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate market and area, and always a dream to work with, kind and personable as well as prompt and thorough. I highly recommend her.


Gretchen Swall is the absolute best in the business. She approaches each purchase or sale as if it were for her own home, giving complete focus and commitment to her clients and their goals. We particularly appreciate her intelligence, strategic approach and on-the-pulse understanding of her market. Gretchen advised us on options for the sale of our home, helped us devise a strategy, identified and then managed the renovation work before getting us an offer package that well exceeded our expectations. She then turned around and introduced to an exceptional AP realtor in another area for the purchase of a new home, closely advising us to the end so we were able to obtain an exceptional deal on an amazing property. We feel incredibly fortunate to have worked with her; she made the whole process seamless and satisfying.

Sheila C.

Gretchen is one of the most conscientious and detailed-oriented producers I worked with at Merrill. I helped to monitor the pipeline of large fixed-income sales transactions in our office, and can say that one of her most impressive qualities was her ability to close mammoth, unique transactions which required extensive follow through and long cycle times. Gretchen had a fabulous ability to ask her clients the right questions and work out products/solutions that wouldn't have occurred to her competition. I'm convinced that she stood apart from the pack because of her attentiveness to clients' needs and her consistent ability and willingness to offer them value-added solutions.

Patrick S.

Gretchen has the ability to leverage her capabilities in many areas (exceptional interpersonal communications skills, analytical capabilities, deep understanding of the marketplace, stellar negotiation skills all with a strong action-orientation) to deliver results. She's patient, knowledgable about the Bay Area Real Estate marketplace and is extremely well-networked. We wouldn't have been nearly as successful in our entry into the Bay Area residential real estate marketplace if it weren't for Gretchen's impactful work. I highly recommend Gretchen to anyone who's looking to buy or sell residential real estate. She's simply amazing at what she does!

Helen N.

As first-time home sellers, my husband and I were overwhelmed with advice and recommendations before we reached out to Gretchen. She is extremely knowledgeable and gave us some good tips as to the things we needed to improve before putting our townhouse on the market. She is highly personable with an engaging personality. Gretchen is very attentive and she returned all phone calls, emails and texts very quickly throughout this home selling process. She managed to sell our townhouse for an excellent price and at the same time, made the buyer happy as well. We strongly recommend Gretchen because she is simply the best realtor! Thank you, Gretchen!


Gretchen is an absolute professional and master negotiator! She only showed us homes that she knew would suit our needs and didn't waste our time showing us properties that did not meet our needs or taste. She got us the we wanted for the price we were prepared to pay. Working with Gretchen was a delight and I would highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for a home in the area. She knows what homes are worth and she is a great resource for everything from finding a great painter to an affordable landscaper. We had a great experience working with Gretchen!


From my initial contact with Gretchen in a new construction transaction, I knew she was a savvy individual who I'd enjoy a professional relationship with and befriend for years to come. Her client's best interest is her top priority and she knows how to negotiate and navigate complicated deals and seize on great opportunities. She doesn't stop at the sale and the "deal" is much more than a transaction for her. She takes her clients on like family and goes to bat. This is one über professional and well-connected wonan you want on your side.

Daniel S.

Gretchen was a pleasure to work with! Once we found a place I was excited about I wanted to do my due diligence and every day before work that week she would take me to see similar places so I could be confident in my decision to make an offer on the property I liked. Walked me through the first time home buyer process and has given me great referrals for people to help me with plumbing, electrical, painting, and other house work.

Nalini A.

Gretchen Swall is an amazing person and has the highest standards of integrity. She is an excellent agent with the acumen needed to ensure her clients get the best out of every situation. She has a keen eye for detail and can assess what her clients are looking for pretty quickly. She gives good advise and always operates from a place of whats best for her clients. I never stop being amazed by her!


Gretchen got us into our new in two weeks with a quick close. She is quite helpful in finding new listings to fit our needs and budget. Gretchen is always available to take our calls and answer our questions. We think Gretchen is a great agent who offers a personal touch. Thanks so much for all your help. We are happy to have you helping us in this stage of our life. You are the best.

Work With Gretchen

A natural born problem solver, Gretchen is known for her resourcefulness in challenging situations. As an agent who is prepared for all situations and knowledgeable in her craft, she is a huge asset to her clients and is thorough in educating them every step of the way.