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John Fitzgerald Bio

Originally from Chicago, I landed in San Francisco in October, 1993 by way of Aspen, CO. One bonus about arriving in the fall (that I didn’t fully appreciate at the time), was the famous San Francisco fog wouldn’t appear for another 9 months! I’ve enjoyed living in several different neighborhoods throughout San Francisco for the past 18 years, and now call Marin County home. I’m married to a fantastic woman (Tasha) and have 2 wonderful children (Vivienne and Jack), who love to make sure their dad is up by 6am every morning.

I launched my real estate career at Pacific Union in 2003, and since that time have been a top producer at the company; I’ve been involved with hundreds transactions and represented over $350 million in sales volume. But what’s most important to me is my relationship with my clients. With a widespread knowledge of San Francisco and Marin County neighborhoods , a keen eye for adding value, and top level service, my goal is for my clients to have a phenomenal experience. As a testament, 90 percent of my business comes through referrals.

I see our industry lagging when it comes to innovation and technology adoption, and in 2011, I helped launch a San Francisco based startup (Theo), which is developing the next generation of technology tools for real estate professionals and their clients. In my brokerage practice, Michela and I continuously evaluate new technology in order for our clients to have a better experience.

Testimonials

A True Partner

“John has been more of a partner in guiding our real estate strategy and transactions than merely being an agent. He has continually provided us an with an incredible level of assurance and insight. John really impressed us with his depth of understanding of the process and guidance on almost every decision. In a competitive market, he successfully brokered the purchase of our present home and sold our prior home at an excellent price. We could not ask for a more honest, intelligent and insightful agent than John. We highly recommend him!”

Carye Campbell and Joe Urban

A Strong Advocate

“John is a homeowner’s dream for an agent. Very professional, well-organized, easy-to-work with and a strong advocate for his clients interests and needs.”

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Knowledgeable

“When we decided to sell our home in San Francisco, we had very high expectations for our realtor. John exceeded these expectations with his thorough knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market. We were very pleased with the well thought out strategy in a quickly changing environment. We would highly endorse him to any potential Buyer or Seller.”

Katie and Alex Frink

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Michela Rizzo Bio

My passion for San Francisco, a city in which I was born and raised, has led me to a career in real estate. As a licensed real estate broker, I help John handle all transactional aspects, including marketing, vendor relations, database management as well as client management. I enjoy being behind the scenes, but am excited by the potential to build more relationships with fellow (or soon to be!) San Franciscans.

Having played competitive soccer from young age to the collegiate level, I understand the intricacies of working on a team to achieve goals. I know that communication, keen sense of detail and a positive attitude ensure a smooth process for our clients and I bring this philosophy to each deal.

After graduating from the University of Colorado, I spent a year backpacking through South America & Europe. Upon moving back to San Francisco, I worked in active travel, selling luxury biking, hiking and multisport trips to exotic locations around the world.

When not working on real estate, I enjoy playing soccer and volleyball, reading, cycling, hiking, live music, snowboarding and backpacking throughout the bay area and beyond!