I think the Peninsula is an exciting and dynamic marketplace with a fascinating variety of home styles, price ranges, and lot sizes. We still have homes with historical significance nestled right in the heart of high-density development. It's that sort of home that gives us a sense of the past, of what the Peninsula and the Bay Area used to be. Just as our market is exciting, I find each appointment with a client gives me a thrill as I guide them along the path to finding them their dream...Show more »
I think the Peninsula is an exciting and dynamic marketplace with a fascinating variety of home styles, price ranges, and lot sizes. We still have homes with historical significance nestled right in the heart of high-density development. It's that sort of home that gives us a sense of the past, of what the Peninsula and the Bay Area used to be. Just as our market is exciting, I find each appointment with a client gives me a thrill as I guide them along the path to finding them their dream home, a home that fulfills their sense of belonging to our community.
I've studied five languages - Finnish, Swedish, French, German, and English and I also know a little bit of Spanish. I spent my youth in my home country of Finland. My family moved to Vancouver, B.C and from there we immigrated to the U.S where I completed my education. Since moving to the U.S., I've lived in the state of Washington, close to Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington D.C., Miami, and Phoenix and I now reside in the San Francisco Peninsula area.
In addition to living in several different cities in the U.S., I've also traveled around the world extensively. In 1992, I spent one year in the Orient, based in Bangok, Thailand while traveling to Hong Kong, Bali, India and many other sites in that area. In 1997, I moved to Hong Kong for 3 years while working on Real Estate and import sales to China. During my stay in Hong Kong, I traveled to Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Taiwan, Philippines, as well as making frequent trips to Macau, China and Thailand. After departing Hong Kong, I traveled around the world for 10 months - snorkeling in the Barrier Reef in Australia, spending 4 months in Southern India, seeing 4 safari parks in Kenya, then taking a trip down the Nile in Egypt, touring Istanbul, Turkey and the Blue Mosque, Venice, Italy, going to Spain to see flamenco dancing in Seville and finally finishing my unbelievable adventure by visiting the Fez, Marraskesh, Casablanca and Essaura in Morocco. « Show less
"My husband and I enjoyed the services of Ansa very much. She listened to us when we explained what we were looking for, and did not try to 'sell' us otherwise. She was pleasant and very knowledgable in her field. When we had questions, she answered them. If she did not know the answer right away, she got the answers within a timely manner. She is definitely an agent that I will call before any other. She met all of our needs and expectations. She is a wonderful person and a knowledgable, professional real estate agent." - Karim Allana
ZipRealty President's Club 2004 Q3; 2005 Q4 (Gold)
34 years of Real Estate sales experience
8 years of property management experience
Specializing in single and multi family properties, townhouses and condominiums
"Words that come to mind for Ansa are thorough, punctual, knowledgeable, so on top of all things, dedicated, patience, gentle, cordial, emotionally responsive, and full of interesting stories. She is a person of good moral character. One story I have to tell. We could not get to the attic for inspection because of the entrance from the closet was hampered - nailed down shelves with thick old paint over the screws. After one hour of collective strenuous physical effort of unscrewing a dozen old screws from awkward position, we were able to get to the attic. I would have given up the attic inspection if it was not her, and, I tell you, she got some strength with her hands. At closing, I got a beautiful card with the new house keys in it, and a pack of beer in my new refrigerator. I enjoyed having her as my agent very much." - Byungsu "BJ" Jeong, South San Francisco
"She's great! Went above and beyond the call of duty. Always drove up to where I was to have documents signed, and stayed very close to the transaction."
"(Ansa) is a very detail oriented agent, very organized and helpful." - Valerie
Credentials & Memberships
Arizona Real Estate Brokers License
California Real Estate Broker License
San Mateo County Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Fluent in Finnish
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