"Making Real Estate Simple" is Olivia’s philosophy. She takes every purchase and every sale of her client personally. Not only does she not take shortcuts, but she goes the extra mile. Those who have worked with her say she is patient, straightforward, knowledgeable, insightful, and an outstanding negotiator. She is sensitive to her client’s unique needs, and the process gives them confidence, knowing that they purchased or sold their homes for the best possible price. Olivia knows that by combining her training at Harvard Law School’s Programs on Negotiation and over 3 decades of negotiation experience in the toughest market, she is bringing the best value to her clients.
Compass is the leading luxury real estate brand in Northern California. For Olivia, “luxury” is measured by the quality of our people and service – not the price of a property.
Olivia is the past president of the San Mateo County Association of Realtors and the past director and the Regional Chair for the California Association of Realtors. She is currently the director of US-Sino Culture Experience Consortium.
She lives in San Mateo with her husband Gary and their two pooches Hannah (Corgi) and Bella (Maltese). They love strolling along the beach watching the sunset while Hannah and Bella run freely (but always close by!) Olivia’s personal growth journey has been contagious: she has been running her weekly Mastermind Study Group for several years now. For relaxation, she paints, for laughs, she absolutely loves Calvin and Hobbes.
Call or text Olivia for advice even if you are not quite ready to buy or sell, move up or move down.
We wanted to thank you for all the help you gave me and my husband. You did a superb job. You made it happen, selling our home with good offers, more than $200,000 t...
We wanted to take this time to commend our real estate agent, Olivia Edwards, for absolutely crushing it and leading to our first home purchase. She was extremely di...
We moved into our new home yesterday and we're both feeling great. Thank you so much for all of your help in making things smooth and helping us jump onto the opport...
REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:
Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. The first obligation is to you, the client.
Buying a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.
REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORs® can use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need. By understanding both your needs and search area, they can also point out neighborhoods you don’t know much about but that might suit your needs better than you’d thought.
Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised. A REALTOR® can help you find opportunities not listed on home search sites and can help you avoid out-of-date listings that might be showing up as available online but are no longer on the market.
There are many factors up for discussion in a deal. A REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows enough time for you to complete inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase.
Most people buy only a few homes in their lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS® handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.
A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.