Q & A with Patty Rogers
What is your favorite style of property and architecture in the Bay Area?
I love to take an older house, open it up and modernize the interior while maintaining the character of the home. Combining the old and the new to make a seamless statement is exciting.
Sophisticated modern construction is of special interest to me. Soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, minimalist configurations taking advantage of natural light; open floor plans and a feeling of space whether in a condo or a mid-century conversion is fabulous.
I equally love Edwardian and Craftsman Homes – The early 1900’s was a great era for construction and design artistry. You can’t beat the great fireplaces, the prominent wood walls and floors that can be enhanced or may remain in perfect original form. The architectural details in vintage homes lend to fabulous transformations and are also incredibly charming as is.
Large bedrooms are important to me. I seek properties for clients with room to breathe and relax in their private space.
What are you known for?
My catch phrase is that I always find homes or investments that have a “Modicum of Charm”. No matter what the market you can count on a return on investment for a home that features interesting detail and innate charm. Homes of this type don’t depend upon market fluctuations and often receive multiple offers while commanding the market. Whatever its period, whether modern or older; this type of home has the “wow” factor. A home with a “Modicum of Charm” isn’t chosen by price per SF, but rather its intrinsic value which holds in any market. Tasteful, unique homes are a part of my lexicon.
What does it mean to have integrity?
Doing what you say you are going to do and in all circumstances; tell the absolute truth. Being able to communicate well, informing you about the state of the current market and notifying you the moment homes come to market. I bring the surprise property they didn’t know about. What’s good for the deal is usually good for both sides. I understand what the results should be and stop problems before they arise, so that you negotiate from a position of power.
Do you work all the time?
Yes and No – My clients are my priority and I love to sell real estate. I believe in work-life balance, for myself and for my clients. I love to read, watch films, attend the theatre and watch TV. I’m a huge foodie and I’m taking a cooking class. I’m into healthy living and wouldn’t mind having a private Chef. Many clients become my friends and we socialize. A balanced home life makes for a balanced work life.
How do you really feel about your real estate career?
You really get close to people when you represent them for their home purchase or sale. You spend a lot of time together, in person, on the phone and online; so a level of trust and camaraderie is developed which is frankly, why I do what I do. I love people and want to see them secure and happy both personally and financially. I’m truly great at getting someone what they want. I understand how to match a persona with a property and that’s cause for excitement. I love successes and rarely lose a deal because my finger is on the pulse of the transaction and all parties involved.
Why are you in Real Estate?
Real estate is not just a profession to me, it’s my vocation and it’s incredibly satisfying. It is a profession that evokes strong ties and great rewards in helping others with their most basic need for home. I am deeply connected to San Francisco having transacted business here for over 35 years and have also forged a strong foothold as a real estate force in the East Bay making it easy for my clients to transition from one side of the Bay to the other.
I am proud of my accomplishments and the relationships that I have built as a trusted local brand, true market leader and a neighborhoods expert in both communities as a Broker Associate with Domicile Properties at Compass Real Estate. My business philosophy is to deliver positive luxury real estate representation with upscale and up-to-the-moment services.