Licensed Real Estate Broker serving the San Francisco Peninsula since 1985

  • Over 30 years experience as a full-time real estate broker
  • Lifetime resident of the San Francisco
  • Dedicated to the satisfaction of buyers and skilled in communication and negotiation
  • A reliable and trustworthy client advocate
  • Using powerful technology and tools for better service
  • An accurate source for real estate information
  • A creative and resourceful problem solver
  • Knowledgeable in real estate issues and management
  • Founding Director ~ local Multiple Listing Service
  • Former Director ~ California Association of Realtors
  • Former Director ~ National Association of Realtors
  • Past President ~ North San Mateo Co. Assn. of Realtors
  • Founding Director ~ San Mateo Co. Assn. of Realtors
  • Backed by a network of dedicated professionals
  • Working to earn your repeat and referral business

I My approach to the real estate business starts with the objective of earning clients that will see me as their primary point of contact for help and advice in all matters pertaining to real estate. By building trust in the relationship and inspiring confidence in my ability to achieve excellent results, I strive to be the #1 resource for life when it comes to all of your real estate needs.

Only after my clients achieve their real estate goals and find themselves so happy that they tell their friends and family about my services do I consider myself truly successful. I believe that the best business is repeat and referral business. Earning both is at the core of my approach to the real estate business. I enjoy selling real estate because of the interesting people that I meet, and the endless variety of different situations that I encounter along the way.


I obtained my Real Estate Salesperson’s License in 1985, and went on to earn my Real Estate Brokers license in 1987. With almost 35 years of full time experience listing and selling real estate From San Francisco to San Jose, including the East Bay, I have earned my stripes as a seasoned professional with a solid reputation of for trustworthiness and reliability. I have been honored throughout my career with numerous awards and recognition including Realtor Associate of the Year, and lifetime membership in the “Million Dollar Club”.


Dedicated to the satisfaction of my clients, always working to earn their repeat and referral business.” I believe in using effective and accurate communication, technology, and experience to make sure that my clients experience a smooth, successful and profitable real estate transaction

Professional Affiliations

  • Over 30 years experience as a full-time real estate broker
  • National Association of Realtors ~ Former Director
  • California Association of Realtors ~ Former Director
  • San Mateo Co. Association of Realtors ~ Founding Director
  • MLS Listings (formerly RE Info-Link)
  • Calaveras County Multiple Listing Service

In 1993, I served as the President of the North San Mateo County Association of Realtors. I was also a founding member of the team that established RE Info-Link, the progressive Realtor’s multiple listing service that now serves approximately sixteen thousand Realtors from Daly City to Monterey and beyond. I am proud to have been part of the effort to make multiple listing service data easily available to the general public.

Although the location is wonderful and offers much to do, you only need to settle in with your family and friends to realize 2829 Hillside is the home you have dreamt of. As your guests enter your home, they are greeted by the warm colors, rich materials and grand entrance. There are four floors of wonderful detail and amenities; the living spaces include a master bedroom suite, bathrooms finished with natural marble, a spacious dining room, an open kitchen with hardwood-finished butler's pantry, and a family room offering panoramic viewscapes. Unique features include a home cinema room, private wine cellar, and backyard entertainment area with a pool, bocce court, and pizza kitchen.

I Will:

  • Be present at escrow signing appointment at title company
  • Educate you about current market conditions
  • Provide a Buyer’s Handbook and Relocation Package for you
  • Search for and schedule showings of appropriate properties
  • Provide experienced counsel when writing an offer
  • Provide you with a list of reputable lenders
  • Provide you with a list of qualified and licensed inspection companies
  • Help you to visualize cosmetic updating
  • Negotiate strongly on your behalf
  • Provide utilities list and change of address web site prior to close
  • Furnish a DMV Driver’s Handbook and Voter Registration Card (for out-of-state residents)
  • Provide an electronic version of your complete file at close of escrow
  • Offer continued service beyond close of escrow

Home Buying Process

Step 1: Evaluate Your Needs

I will meet with you to discuss your specific needs in a home and analyze your resources. We will establish a set of criteria about the type of home and features that are most important to you.

Step 2: Loan Consultation

I will provide you with a guidance in finding a financial institution, and support you in obtaining information on available financing options. A licensed loan consultant can help you determine a realistic range of affordability and can provide you with a letter or pre-approval.

Step 3: Market Education, View Properties & Select a Property

I will research available properties, and show you homes based on the criteria that we establish. As we view different homes we will reassess your criteria. The more precise and direct you are with me, the more successfull our search will be.

Step 4: Structure an Effective Offer

Once you have found the home that you with to purchase, I will do all the necessary research to help you structure an effective offer. We will write the purchase agreement and I will advise you on protective contingencies, customary practices, and local regulations.

Step 5: Present Your Offer

I will present your offer to the seller and/or the seller’s agent. The seller has three options - to accept, reject, or counter. My personal knowledge of your needs and qualifications will enable me to represent your offer in the best light.

Step 6: Respond to the Seller

I will review the seller’s response with you. If the seller has countered your offer, you will have the option to accept, reject, or counter. My negotiating skills with benefit you in reaching a satisfactory agreement.

Step 7: Open Your Escrow

When the purchase agreement is accepted and signed by all parties, I will open escrow for you and your initial deposit will be given to the title company. The title company is a neutral third party that will receive, hold and distribute all funds associatied with your transaction.

Step 8: Remove Contingencies

Prior to closing, all of the contingencies of the Purchase Agreement must be met. I will coordinate the removal of these contingencies and review all documents with you. Typical contingencies include:
  • Approval of the seller’s transfer disclosure statement
  • Approval of the preliminary title report
  • Loan approval, including an appraisal of the property
  • Physical inspections of the property

Step 9: Close Escrow

When all of the conditions of the purchase agreement have been met, you will sign your loan documents and closing papers. You will deposit the balance of your down payment and closing costs to escrow, and your lender will deposit the balance of the purchase price. The deed will then be recorded at the County Recorder’s office, and you will take ownership of your new home.

I Will:

  • Educate you about current market conditions
  • Prepare a professional Comparable Market Analysis
  • Communicate several times per weekRecommend which “pre-sale” inspections are appropriate for your property
  • Provide an excellent list of subcontractors and coordinate the work
  • Prepare the home for sale using a staging professional
  • Implement an aggressive Marketing Plan
  • Negotiate strongly on your behalf
  • Provide utilities list and change of address web site prior to close
  • Be present at escrow signing appointment at title company
  • Provide an electronic version of your complete file after close of escrow
  • Offer continued service beyond close of escrow
  • Be your liftime REALTOR

Before Prep


Prepped For Sale


In today’s market, it is critical to prepare a home or investment property for sale. Buyers have less time to manage a remodel after close of escrow and prefer to buy “turnkey” properties when possible. That is why properties that are in excellent condition can demand a higher price, which results in a quicker and often smoother sale. Minor repairs and updating showcase your property’s best features, thereby maximizing the sales price you receive.

Emily has compiled a comprehensive resource list of stagers, subcontractors and other tradespeople to simplify the process for you. Her stagers are chosen carefully so that their style compliments your home’s best features. Emily’s team of professionals who perform both Quality work and at reasonable prices, have worked with her numerous times. If you have set aside some monies in your budget, Emily can begin the process to prepare your home for sale to influence the sales price received upward.

Property Preparation Providers

  • Painters
  • Color Consultants
  • Tile Layers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Gardeners
  • Landscapers
  • Stagers
  • And more…

Property Marketing Services

  • Professional Photography
  • Professional Videography
  • Virtual Tours & Immersive 3d Walk Throughs
  • Feature Property at Marshall Realty.com
  • Promotion of Listing and Open Houses via Social Media Platforms
  • Syndication to high traffic partner sites such as Zillow
  • Placement To Multiple Listing Service
  • Color Open House Flyers
  • Neighborhood Direct Pieces
  • Neighborhood Door Knocking


Judy R., Foster City Seller

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A native of San Francisco, I have lived on the Peninsula since 1985 with my wife Jeanne, an elementary school teacher, and our two young sons Jack and Dale. Spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors, and gardening takes up most of my leisure time. I attended college at California State University at Chico where I earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.

Call Ted McCann for all your real estate needs!


683 Jenevein Avenue

San Bruno, CA  94066


716 Laurel Street #3

San Carlos, CA 94070

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