- Luba Muzichenko, San Francisco REALTOR®
- Zephyr Real Estate
- Contact Luba Muzichenko, San Francisco REALTOR® (Zephyr Real Estate)
- Office Phone
- (415) 307-1392
- 4040 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
- Insights about San Francisco Real Estate and San Francisco Living
I was born in the Ukraine, but moved to San Francisco's Richmond District with my family at the young age of two. I later moved to the Golden Gate Heights District, where skunks and racoons frolick in my backyard and the fog has made a permanent home. Even when the Sunset District is sunny, Golden Gate Heights seems to be windy, and oftentimes gray. After seeing the sunny days over in the Sunset, I decided to rebuild an old home in the Outer Sunset District along the Great Highway. I am proud to call the City "home".
My love of the City, and my desire to help people are what led me to choose a career as a REALTOR®. Today, I work with home buyers and sellers all over the City, and love every minute of what I do. The high-energy pace, the incredible variety of work, and the ability to assist people through what is often a very overwhelming experience keep me passionate about my work. The best part though, is that many of my clients have now become my friends.
Outside of real estate, I volunteer at the San Francisco Zoo (a portion of my proceeds from every sale goes to support the Zoo's mission of conservation). I also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including camping, boating & fishing, hiking and kayaking, and spend plenty of time showering my three dogs with attention. I'm also in the process of getting my NERT certification, and have just started taking Krav Maga. And of course now, I'm also blogging about San Francisco Real Estate, San Francisco events, happenings and resources, and a little about myself too.
Areas of Expertise
San Francisco! San Francisco! And more San Francisco! I specialize in San Francisco residential real estate, although do work on occasion with clients looking for commercial properties, or looking in other parts of the Bay Area.
Luba, you definitely made the selling process smooth and easy for us, and we still can't believe you helped us sell our condo in an extremely competitive market in less than a month! The staging was beautiful and the photos were some of the best we've seen compared to others on the Internet. We'll definitely recommend you to friends and family who are looking for an agent who takes care of everything during the selling process. Thank you! - Aaron & Renee
"Luba made a cross-country purchase easy!"
We fell in love with San Francisco during our first visit.
We had known that we would need to relocate from our home on the East Coast to the West Coast in the coming year, and after spending time in San Francisco we realized the city was perfect for us. We wanted a loft and loved the Haight-Ashbury area, so Theatre Lofts at 560 Haight caught our attention. Thinking our chances of getting one of those lofts were slim, we visited some Victorians in the area to see if one could work for us and happened to meet Luba at an open house. As we chatted, we were impressed by her energy and how quickly she understood our needs. We exchanged contact information and returned to New York the next day.
By the time we landed, Luba had already compiled a list of all the available lofts in the city, as well as links to reviews of neighborhoods to be sure we knew of all the possibilities. She kept us updated on all of our options and helped us understand the unique benefits of living in each of the different areas of the city. We became much better educated buyers and now knew Theatre Lofts were a must-have. And Luba understood. She took the unusual step of contacting everyone in the building to let them know that potential buyers were available. After a few anticipatory days, a listing agent contacted Luba! The seller wanted to close quickly and off market, and after seeing pictures, we did too! But, we knew nothing about buying a property, had no time to learn, and were living on the other side of the country.
Luba shifted into high gear - she submitted all the necessary documents and made sure that we met all deadlines, coached us through working with our New York lender, and always kept us updated. She made sure we understood every step of the process, and she quickly and cheerfully responded to all of our first-time home-buyer questions.
She guided us through crafting a compelling offer that had everything the sellers wanted and extra touches that we're sure impressed them... and our offer was accepted! We were ecstatic but wholly unprepared for the subsequent mountain of paperwork that buyers must read, understand, sign and submit. Luba guided us through it all - adept at translating the legalese into English, highlighting passages we should note, and scanning everything for important information.
Luba, through her organization, knowledge, and contacts, enabled us to tour, have inspected, craft an offer, submit all the documents and remove contingencies within 10 days.
But what is perhaps most amazing is that she also arranged everything so that during this entire process we needed to spend less week in San Francisco! After we returned to NY, she kept things moving by electronically sending documents to us to sign and coordinating with our lender, the title company, and the seller's agent. Before we knew it, we had closed on time and the place was ours!
Ever after the sale, Luba helped us find a builder and suppliers for remodeling. She knows how to get everything done, from the momentous to the minute, all while being patient and enthusiastic. She's a wonderful communicator and a strong ally, and she made buying our home easy, enjoyable, and thoroughly rewarding! - Don & Renee
We met Luba at an open house she was covering. We knew right after meeting her that we didn't need to find anyone else that could be our realtor. She was knowledgeable, approachable, and treated us like she'd known us all our lives. Within 2 months of developing our relationship, we closed escrow on our new home.
During the home-buying process, Luba consistently went out of her way to go above and beyond. She carted us around to so many properties that we lost count. But one weekend, she showed us 21 properties. We'd guess that's a record! When we finally found our place, our busy work schedule almost kept us from writing an offer on it, but Luba was willing to work around our work demands. Luba came to our home late at night to write the offer, and stayed until well past midnight. She went through each and every (painful) disclosure and made sure we understood it, to avoid surprises and evil purchase story nightmares. She was so familiar with the legal jargon, that she not only interpreted it, but communicated it to us in a way we understood. Luba was also able to identify potential risks and "hazy" areas that could lead to more trouble down the road (bug inspections, not sesimically upgraded, work done w/o permits).
With Luba, the process was as painless as it could be, and most importantly, it was successful. Luba's knowledge of the area, the market, and perfection of the purchasing process led to a pleasurable home-buying experience. She made the purchase of our first home efficient, enjoyable, and successful. We couldn't have done it without you!" - Diana & Polly