Alain Pinel Realtors - Best Residential Real Estate Agent in San Francisco CA
Looking for the Best Residential Real Estate Agent in San Francisco CA ? Lee Bender has always been an INNOVATOR. In fact, she was the first woman to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Alabama. In addition, Lee was one of only six female plaintiffs who opened the doors for women and minorities at the Dolphin and South End Rowing Clubs in San Francisco. During that time she was a Professor at the University of San Francisco, where she also established the first program for psychology students to work as volunteers in their local communities.
After twelve years of teaching and as a young realtor, Lee initiated the 2-hour open house, which soon after replaced the 4-hour standard of that time. Again the innovator, Lee was the first to use personal contact info in promotions such as for-sale signs, print ads, etc, despite considerable objection from The Company.
Other pioneering practices Lee started include pre-sale home inspections, required as-is clauses and mandatory substantial deposits on sales agreements--all of which are now fully enshrined in realtors’ voluminous contracts--two pages in those days!
Today, she still loves the creative nature of the real estate business, where her record of success with buyers is outstanding: “rarely do I have a buyer need to make more than one offer to succeed...because I understand the dynamics of power in the marketplace and am able to strategize accordingly in each situation.”