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Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

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Bree K.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

1 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is very knowledgeable. She quickly understands what the client wants and needs. She was very good and understanding of what I needed, and she's very responsive. Overall, she is nice and good to work with.

I liked her knowledge and expertise and her ability to get the deal done.

Rick C.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

2 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is a real estate professional with an unlimited amount of resources to bring to the sale or buy of a home.

She has great follow-through and consistency.

Hannah G.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

3 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is excellent.

She is thorough, professional and knowledgeable. I thought she was excellent.

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Patricia Scott Winslow, Real Estate Agent

Patricia Scott Winslow works in partnership with Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty to help clients buy and sell residential real estate in Marin County, San Francisco, and the East Bay. Ms. Winslow has special expertise with luxury and architecturally distinctive properties, and she utilizes her e-PRO® certification to market her clients’ homes with advanced technologies and social media strategies.

As a former design professional, Ms. Winslow says her ability to find properties that meet her clients’ aesthetic and practical preferences has been an important aspect of her success. “I’m very particular about the properties I recommend to my clients because I’m interested in helping them find homes that will provide them with long-term happiness. Ultimately, I want them to make good investments that add to their quality of life.”

Ms. Winslow takes a hands-on approach to the real estate process in order to ensure a stress-free experience for each client. “Buying or selling a house is a multilevel process that requires a lot of work, which some agents aren’t willing to do,” she explains. “When my clients hire me, they get me, not an assistant. I know what it takes to get them the best possible deals.”

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Service AREA

Marin County
San Francisco
The East Bay

SERVICES PERFORMED

Residential Real Estate Sales & Purchases
Architecturally Distinctive Properties
Luxury Properties

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Patricia Scott Winslow sold this home in two days for $4.9 million.

Company Profile

Patricia Scott Winslow works in partnership with Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty to help clients buy and sell residential real estate in Marin County, San Francisco, and the East Bay. Ms. Winslow has special expertise with luxury and architecturally distinctive properties, and she utilizes her e-PRO® certification to market her clients’ homes with advanced technologies and social media strategies.

As a former design professional, Ms. Winslow says her ability to find properties that meet her clients’ aesthetic and practical preferences has been an important aspect of her success. “I’m very particular about the properties I recommend to my clients because I’m interested in helping them find homes that will provide them with long-term happiness. Ultimately, I want them to make good investments that add to their quality of life.”

Ms. Winslow takes a hands-on approach to the real estate process in order to ensure a stress-free experience for each client. “Buying or selling a house is a multilevel process that requires a lot of work, which some agents aren’t willing to do,” she explains. “When my clients hire me, they get me, not an assistant. I know what it takes to get them the best possible deals.”

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Company Philosophy

"I always put my clients' needs first–they're making lifelong investments in real estate, so I make absolutely sure that the results of my work reflect their values and goals. By paying attention to details and listening closely to their needs, I'm able to ensure their long-term satisfaction."

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Comparative Summary

Maintaining customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any real estate professional, but it’s even more important for agents who have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified Award. For Patricia Scott Winslow, who works in partnership with Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International, the best way to keep customers satisfied is to focus on fulfilling both their current and future needs. “I’m very particular about the properties that I recommend, from the standpoint of both livability and investment,” she explains. “With my knowledge about specific locations and my architecture background, I’m able to help my clients make good investments that will improve their quality of life and provide them with long-term benefits.”

Ms. Winslow helps clients buy and sell all types of residential real estate (including luxury and architecturally distinctive properties) in Marin County, San Francisco, and the East Bay. As an e-PRO® certified agent, she’s qualified to market her clients’ homes with advanced technologies and social media strategies.

Unlike less experienced real estate agents who try to get their clients to buy and sell as quickly as possible regardless of their desires, Ms. Winslow takes an honest approach that ensures her clients get exactly what they want. “I’m willing to forego quick deals if they don’t benefit my clients,” she affirms. “I tend to work in the high-end price range, so it’s very important that my clients find homes that will give them and their families the quality of life they’re looking for, as well as the best investment.”

Ms. Winslow further differentiates her services by representing each home she sells through careful design staging, quality architectural photos and professional videos. “I have my own inventory of high-end design staging furnishings that I use to stage my listings,” she adds. “Once the staging/presentation is perfect, I take professional videos and high-resolution photos to maximize the best visibility to potential buyers. Through this process, I sell my listings quickly and usually get multiple offers over the asking price…which is always my goal and benefits my clients 100 percent.”

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Industry Info
An experienced real estate agent can help you determine the best time to sell your house.

One of the biggest decisions any homeowner faces is when to list their house for sale. Housing markets trend up and down, and even a small downturn can sometimes cost Bay Area homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, how are homeowners supposed to make the best decisions regarding their financial futures?

Patricia Scott Winslow, a Marin-based real estate agent who works in partnership with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, says she hears that question all the time. “Homeowners are constantly wondering, ‘Should I put my home on the market now or wait six months?’ Experienced real estate agents understand that concern, and they’re honest that it’s not an easy answer. What I do know is that no one can predict where the market will be in six months, but we can see where it is right now.. If the market is really strong now, taking that into consideration is important, because the number one goal should be positioning your home perfectly and strategically to get top dollar.”

General tips for listing your home for sale

  • If possible, list your home after two or three other homes in your neighborhood have sold so you can get the most accurate comps.
  • Get an appraiser who knows your neighborhood intimately. This will result in a more accurate appraisal.
  • Don’t be fooled into waiting for the right season. Inventory peaks in spring and fall, which means more homes for buyers to consider (and more competition to distract from your home). It also means more buyers may be looking. Some real estate agents recommend listing in winter to draw in buyers who have fewer options. Mild California winters also mean more buyers year-round compared to areas that experience harsh temperatures.
  • Many buyers shop for homes on weekends, so listing early in the week to drum up excitement for a weekend open house can be a smart strategy to draw more traffic.
  • Your home should be carefully cleaned, staged, and presented for the best chance at a fast and high sale in any season.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will you help me during every step of my real estate purchase or sale?
A: “Yes, I handle every aspect of your transaction. Many other real estate agents delegate the hands-on work to their assistants to the surprise of their clients, but when you hire me, you get me from the very beginning every step of the way.”
 
Q: Can you help me get top dollar for my home?
A: “Yes. I know precisely what buyers are looking for and respond to, so I can recommend repairs and upgrades that will strategically ensure your home will sell for top dollar.”
 
Q: Can you recommend contractors for repairs or upgrades?
A: “Yes. I work with a team of professionals I’ve spent decades cultivating, including painters and carpenters, flooring experts, and landscapers who work under my direction to showcase your home so it obtains top dollar results.”
 
Q: How will your background in architecture and design benefit me?
A: “Having spent years renovating and selling properties of all types, I can suggest changes to the overall appearance that can make a big difference in the final selling price. I know exactly how to position your property in a way that appeals to multiple buyers, which typically increases the number of offers. For my buyer clients, I can tour certain properties and instantly know if they’ll be the best homes for their current and future needs.”
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Patricia Scott Winslow: Fully Invested

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

GREENBRAE — When asked how she got involved in the real estate industry, Patricia Scott Winslow says it all started with her father. “My father bought and sold real estate as an investor. Growing up, I would often hear him on the phone negotiating with sellers, and he sometimes enlisted me and my siblings to help with fixing up houses. As a result, I became very comfortable around residential real estate—as well as a pretty good negotiator.”

In college, Patricia majored in fine arts and humanities, but as she thought more practically about her future, her focus began to shift. “As I considered what I was going to do after college, I realized I wanted to go into the real estate industry, so I switched my major to real estate and architecture,” she explains. “After graduating, I got my real estate license and have been doing it ever since.”

Today, as a realtor with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, Patricia says one of her favorite parts of her job is getting properties ready for market. “Often, I’ll personally handle staging and even renovations for my listings. With my background in architecture and design, I’ve been able to virtually transform properties so they sell for more than they would have otherwise.” Still, Patricia says she gets the most fulfillment from making her clients’ dreams come true. “I enjoy the satisfaction of helping a client find their dream home and making sure it’s a good long-term investment for them.”

As a resident of Marin County (where she lives with her husband, Ben, who works as an attorney in San Francisco), Patricia expresses her appreciation for the dynamic character of Bay Area life. “Being in Marin, we’re very close to San Francisco, yet it doesn’t feel like an urban area. We have all the cultural amenities and the cosmopolitan lifestyle, but we can also walk outside and be surrounded by redwood trees. Basically, it’s the best of both worlds.”

Outside of work, Patricia spends the bulk of her free time nurturing her creative side. “I’m a pretty creative person at heart, and I enjoy hobbies like photography,” she says. “I also love to cook, work in my garden, and hang out with Ben and our two Labrador retrievers, Ames and Elke.”

In her life and career, Patricia espouses the virtue of working hard to achieve your goals. “I believe you get out of life what you’re willing to put in, which is why I’m not afraid to work hard,” she says. “In everything I do, whether personally or professionally, I give it 100 percent of my focus and effort. In my work, that often pays off double—not only do I get a sense of satisfaction from doing a good job, but if the client is happy, they’ll refer me to their friends and family, so it’s a real win-win situation.”

When asked the first thing she’d do if she were to retire tomorrow, Patricia says she’d invest more time toward the activities she currently enjoys. “If I retired tomorrow, I’d be out gardening, taking photographs and creating things. I’m not the kind of person who would sit around and wonder what to do with all that extra time—I’d be busy!”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite local restaurant?
A: Insalata’s in San Anselmo.

Q: What kinds of movies do you like?
A: Typically romantic comedies, but one of my all-time favorites is “The Sound of Music.”

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
A: Create something in the kitchen. I love to cook and bake, and I also do a lot of canning. I actually give out homemade jams to my friends and clients, so it’s a fun way for me to be creative and share with others.

Q: What’s your favorite holiday?
A: Christmas—our whole family gets together and it’s a really nice way to reconnect with those closest to me.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Northern Italy. I absolutely love it there.

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  • How to Broaden Your Home’s Market Appeal

    GREENBRAE — When selling your home, one of your main objectives should be broadening its appeal to the widest possible segment of the marketplace. While this involves a few different strategies, the number one way to broaden your home’s appeal is through proper staging.

    Staging is a common real estate sales technique used to enhance properties’ visual appeal. It goes beyond merely making the home appear clean and tidy, and often involves strategic placement of furniture and plants, as well as maximizing light and utilizing color. Often, a staging professional will bring in their own furniture and plants to achieve the best possible effect.

    One of the key principles of staging is to create a neutral environment where buyers are able to envision themselves living. Neutral design also helps broaden a home’s appeal by eliminating any potentially off-putting elements. For example, while brightly painted walls may be a turn-off for some buyers, walls painted a neutral color like white or beige are less likely to elicit a reaction, allowing buyers to focus on the more important elements of the home.

    Additionally, proper staging can broaden your home’s appeal to buyers who might not have otherwise considered it due to certain factors. For example, if your home is small in size, good staging can interpret this characteristic differently and show it in a more positive light. So, when getting ready to sell your home, be sure to talk with your realtor about staging strategies to maximize its market appeal.

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  • Video: Broadening Property Appeal

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    GREENBRAE — Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to selling a real estate property, one basic rule is to make it appeal to the broadest possible demographic. To learn more, we’re in Greenbrae with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Patricia Scott Winslow, a real estate agent with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

    Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Patricia Scott Winslow: When you sell a home you want to keep in mind that your home needs to appeal to the broadest segment of the marketplace so that as many buyers as possible will consider putting an offer in on your home. And how do you go about doing that? You want to make sure your home shows in a neutral way through the right staging, and that is done through the right editing and making your home more appealing to buyers who might not necessarily have considered your home due to other factors. Perhaps it might be small in size, and, through the right staging, you might make it interpreted differently than it could have been.

    Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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    Patricia, is a 34 year residential real estate industry veteran and has represented buyers and sellers in a wide array of real estate transactions all over the Bay Area specializing in Marin County. She is a member in the exclusive Top Agent Network and The Marin Platinum Group which gives her clients access to special off market opportunities when buying or selling residential properties.

Diamond Certified RATINGS ON Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty
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Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 27 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty : Average 10.0 out of 10 based on 27 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Bree K.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

1 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is very knowledgeable. She quickly understands what the client wants and needs. She was very good and understanding of what I needed, and she's very responsive. Overall, she is nice and good to work with.

I liked her knowledge and expertise and her ability to get the deal done.

Hannah G.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

2 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is excellent.

She is thorough, professional and knowledgeable. I thought she was excellent.

Rick C.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

3 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is a real estate professional with an unlimited amount of resources to bring to the sale or buy of a home.

She has great follow-through and consistency.

Shelle B.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

4 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She's great to work with. She really knows the market and is a fun person with a great personality. She makes sure that you sell your house or buy your house.

I really like her knowledge about the real estate market.

Gloria D.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

5 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty No
CRITIQUE

She's very knowledgeable and very determined and she has a lot of skills.

She knows what she's doing.

Patti D.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

6 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I just referred her twice. She is amazing. Patty really is on your side. She really helps find what's right for you. She is trustworthy and highly ethical.

She puts the client and the client's needs first.

Dave S.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

7 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She has a very good sense of market strategy and advice about what's an appropriate sales strategy and appropriate pricing.

I like her overall professionalism. She is easy to work with, and she delivers on time exactly what she says she's going to do. She way exceeded our expectations.

Lisa W.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

8 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She's extremely thorough, very kind, and practical. She has a wonderful wealth of references. She did everything she had to do expeditiously. She is professional, knowledgeable, well-grounded, and really fantastic. The whole process went beautifully. I have great respect for her. She works on all sides to make it all come together.

She is very easy to get along with, very humble, and very willing. She manages everything beautifully.

Leslie M.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

9 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She's the best.

She does everything for you. She is a full service agent.

Tami B.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

10 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would tell someone you've got to talk to Patty Scott. She's been in this business for 30 years. She could sell me her dirty socks. I have referred many others to her.

She's a consummate professional and I would trust her with any real estate transaction. She does such a great job. I could go on for two hours talking about how great she is.

Paula C.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

11 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is one of the most dedicated, hard-working real estate agents. She will go way above and beyond the call of duty for you. She got in her car and drove me to Ikea.

I like her enthusiasm, hard-work ethic and her dedication.

James M.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

12 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend you use her to buy or sell a house.

She's just very good, professional and friendly.

Deborah R.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

13 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She is thorough, honest, and she has a creative eye. She can read the client's needs. She is flexible and dependable.

She is consistent and honest. I think she is pretty perfect.

Marlene H.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

14 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She's terrific. She's a great listener. I had made a decision to list my home and move out of state. It took a lot of gumption to leave my home. She was very understanding, sympathetic and compassionate. She's dedicated. I knew from the moment I met her, she was going to work with and for me. She concentrated on the issues I had. She helped me get the house ready to show. She was tireless, tremendous energy and contacts. She has wonderful ideas. I can't say enough about her.

I like her dedication to her job. She takes a lot of pride in what she's doing and in representing someone with their home or property. She helps you get ready to show your home to its greatest potential. She has a great eye for what would or wouldn't work. She is one of the best real estate agents I've ever worked with. I was so impressed with her.

Virginia B.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

15 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She knows here territory well. She is completely fair and honest.

She is straightforward, has a great sense of style and is reliable.

Johanna G.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

16 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She's the best you can get.

I liked her availability and that she is really good at what she's doing. She knows the market really well. I can't say enough good things about her.

Jan T.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

17 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She's very concerned about the clients and the price point of the sale and going about what needs to be done to get to that price. She was very easy to work with and very knowledgeable.

She took us through all the steps and told us how she was going to proceed in order to get the house in order and to best present it.

Daniel D.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

18 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I had heard that some agents go above and beyond, but had never seen quite how it works in practice. She was excellent at finding locations and finishing the deal. She was amazing.

Her attentiveness to what we were looking for our specific needs was outstanding. She took into account all the things we were looking for and she got us a house that we otherwise wouldn't have considered, but that we absolutely love. She knew our needs better than we did.

Mike G.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

19 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She does excellent work.

She's great at staging. She's doing very well with what she's doing.

Jeana S.

VERIFIED Patricia Scott Winslow – Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty CUSTOMER

20 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

She's amazing. She is an expert real estate negotiator. She makes real estate buying and selling a pleasure. She has great integrity, and I would recommend her to anyone.

She is smart and she knows how to negotiate. She really understands the client's needs.

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