Hillsborough Real Estate Agent

Casey Sternsmith

License# 01733080


Casey is an excellent realtor. She first helped me buy a house back in 2007 and just recently helped me sell that house and buy our new home. In three cycles she was very knowledgeable with the timing, processes and the neighborhoods we were working in.

I want to highlight the sale in particular - we weren't sure how to prep for the sale so she offered some very specific recommendations on some of the touch-up work and brought in a wonderful stager. Long story short - we had multiple offers after one weekend! (and the Saturday of that weekend was raining hard).

She always knew what needed to happen when and she would make sure they all did every step along the way, which made it a lot easier for us. She also is a hard negotiator and always made us feel good about our deals.

I would highly recommend Casey for your RE needs.

- howhao
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for ~$1.5M in Redwood City


Hillsborough Real Estate Agent

Christine Kosturos

License# 01711423


We met Christine at an open house in San Mateo.  She was very nice and knowledgeable about the area.  We were just starting to think about moving but were overwhelmed with what needed to happen to get our house ready to put on the market and then to find the right house for our growing family.  My husband and I felt very comfortable with Christine and her approach – professional, respectful and very knowledgeable on what needed to happen to get the most for our house.  At our first meeting, Christine was totally prepared with a time-line and recommendations for what we needed to update at our current house to get the best price.  Christine took charge of the project, bringing in her people and being available to manage the details.  This was so huge for us – my husband and I both work and our kids have crazy schedules.  Christine was able to get everything done with minimum impact on our family’s schedule – which we totally appreciated.  Christine also did a great job on the marketing of our house – open houses, date for putting the house on the market, etc.  We really appreciated Christine’s integrity throughout the whole process, especially finding the right family to buy our house – not for just a great price, but a strong deal that went through quickly.  Once we sold our house – Christine helped us to find the right house in a neighborhood we hadn’t even thought about.  It is a beautiful house and we are totally happy, especially the kids.  We had to do a little work on our new house – and Christine once again helped us find excellent people from her vast network to do the work needed.  Christine is so well respected within the community that we were able to get the work done very quickly and professionally again, minimizing the impact on the family with great results.

In summary – Christine is a wonderful realtor and a wonderful person.  The process of selling a house, buying a house, construction and moving can be extremely stressful.  Christine was and continues to be a true blessing, part of the family helping us through the whole process.  We have been in our house for 6 months, and she is still helping us with referrals on continuing projects.

Thank you Christine!

- Susan and Mike


Burlingame Real Estate Agent

Susan Michal

License# 01837962


My husband and I worked with Susan Michal of the Sternsmith Group to purchase our first home in San Mateo and couldn't have had a better experience. We feel so grateful to have had her guidance and expertise throughout the process of finding our home. Her vast knowledge of the Peninsula helped an overwhelming process seem manageable. And her calm demeanor was exactly what we needed. She treated us as if we were family and always kept our best interest in mind. We never could have gotten this house in such a great neighborhood without you and we're so unbelievably happy here. We're planning on sticking around for a while, but if we ever leave, we'll be giving her a call!!

- Laura H.


Hillsborough Real Estate Agent

Mary Lawson

License# 01382425


Mary Lawson was our real estate hero in both the sale of our San Francisco condo and the purchase of our Peninsula home.  When we decided to list our SF condo I was pregnant with our first baby.  Mary helped us empty and stage our condo to have it ready for showing, actually offering to personally pack up our belongings, while still being sensitive to the fact that we were living in our condo during this process.  She is extremely helpful and hands on, bringing in some of her own personal decorations to help our condo look its best.  Mary spared no expense getting our listing in front of potential buyers.  She made an incredible video, using a drone to capture an ariel view of our neighborhood and the beautiful San Francisco skyline, and beautiful property handouts for our open houses and broker's tour.  In about a week and a half we had 3 competitive offers that exceeded our expectations and met all of our personal needs.

When it came time to purchase a new home, Mary continued to advocate for us and work hard to find us the best opportunity in this competitive market.  She was honest with us and managed our expectations without making us sacrifice what was important to us and while always respecting our budget.  She was as invested in our house hunt as we were and she helped us find a beautiful home while we were nine months pregnant.  She turned a potentially stressful task into a total success.

Mary takes her job very seriously and works tirelessly to get results.  She made herself available to us at any time, even calling me back while she was attending a wedding.  Mary is extremely professional and well connected in every aspect of the housing market.  It was obvious to us that she is well respected and trusted in her profession.  She was an invaluable resource for us.

If you are looking for a real estate agent to represent you in the sale or purchase of a property, we highly recommend Mary Lawson.  No one will work harder on your behalf or personally invest more time and energy to meet your real estate needs.  We are so lucky to have had Mary as our agent and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate.

- Lisa Diestel