About John Solaegui

Credentials

I am John Solaegui (say it like So-Leggy) and I have enjoyed being a top residential real estate agent since 2003, consistently ranking in the top 3% in sales production San Francisco.  I was named among the top real estate professionals in an annual ranking sponsored by REAL Trends/Trulia, a highly regarded real estate ranking of agents in the US.  I am a member of the Top Agent Network and former CFO and Board Member at the San Francisco Association of Realtors.

Lifelong Passion for Home

One of my most vivid childhood memories was utilizing building blocks, tinker toys and Lego’s to build homes, mansions and castles for my family and friends. I collected house plans while my friends collected baseball cards! I moved to the Bay Area shortly after graduating from the University of Nevada with a degree in Accounting and Finance.  While earning my MBA at UC Berkeley, I took every real estate course offered, including finance, marketing and design/development. The experience that most defined my passion for Home was the opportunity to transform a Pacific Heights “haunted” house into a stunning San Francisco Victorian. The transformation and eventual sale of that house propelled me from being a CPA and financial professional into residential real estate many years ago.

Respect and Being Present

Ask my clients and they will tell you that I approach each person with a profound respect and awareness that my clients are entrusting me with one of their most valuable and personal assets, their Home.  I sincerely desire to understand my clients’ wants and needs and maximize their experience on their own terms.  With a calm demeanor I can expertly guide my clients through the emotional aspects of real estate, whether it be purchasing their first condo or marketing their multi-million dollar residence.   I have a dedicated support staff which enables me to take the extra time to be present with my clients at every critical stage of the process.

Experience and Excellence

Through my first-hand experience in renovating and developing my own properties, I have cultivated a keen eye for maximizing the unique potential of each Home.  I set exceptionally high standards for my work with my clients and I am constantly studying the ever-changing real estate market.  My style is to be diligent in client communications and follow-up and to remain available to address any concerns that may arise during a transaction.  I enjoy excellent relationships with my colleagues in the real estate industry, which always comes in handy while I negotiate the best possible outcome for you!

Interests

Since Home is so important to me, I contribute to organizations that combat homelessness and its negative effects, including Compass Family Services and Holy Family Day Home.  I serve on the Parish Council at Most Holy Redeemer Church.  Following in the footsteps of three grandparents who emigrated from the Basque region of Spain, I love good food and wine.  In my spare time I enjoy hiking, attending films and especially independent movie theaters, supporting live theater, symphony, opera and almost any live musical performance, reading the New Yorker magazine and hosting gatherings at my Home.

Top Ten Favorite Public Places in San Francisco

AIDS Memorial Grove and Golden Gate Park, City Hall, Crissy Field, The DeYoung Museum Tower, Dolores Park, The Ferry Building, Ocean Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Mission Creek Esplanade behind AT&T Park, Twin Peaks