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Four Bridges Group


Colleen McFerrin | CA DRE# 01402769

[email protected] | (415) 302-6512



John Esplana | CA DRE# 01730988

[email protected] | (650) 315-5968



Abbe Day-Merchant | CA DRE# 01217051

[email protected] | (415) 602.5037



Shianne Kurkina | CA DRE# 01964246

[email protected] | (415) 975-1207

Areas Served

San Francisco

Marin

East Bay

Peninsula

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  • Colin L.

    My fiancée and I were first time home buyers that knew nothing about real estate, but wanted to buy a home or condo to live in after our wedding in two months. We didn't have much luck with an assigned real estate agent from a major real estate brokerage app. They didn't provide much direction, weren't listening to our needs, and suggested places out of our budget that left us more stressed and confused. Everything changed after my friend referred us to John Esplana. John set up an initial web conference to explain the entire home buying process, and prepared a "grand tour" by showing us various homes to see what we liked/disliked. He promptly clarified every question that we had with easy to understand responses, and his decades of experience helped us purchase our first home under asking price in a competitive Bay Area market on the first property that we placed an offer on. We were surprised that we actually bought something within 1.5 weeks of searching with John (possibly due to COVID?), and closed 21 days later. John is very passionate about his job, and his bubbly personality will make the entire process enjoyable. We highly recommend John to anyone looking to purchase a home!

  • M. Martin

    John did an amazing job of helping me and my husband purchase our very first home. We had been renting for several years and were eager to jump into the market as soon as possible. I felt particularly under pressure because I wanted to move as soon as possible to get our daughter into a good school district right before she started kindergarten. As soon as we found the home we wanted, John was on it! He contacted the listing agent immediately and basically worked his magic. Within a few days, we were meeting with him to put an offer together and within less than 24 hours, he was calling us to tell us that we were now first-time home owners. We couldn’t believe how effective he was and how quickly everything happened. John made the entire process smooth and seamless, and kept us informed at every step. His knowledge and expertise shined through and ultimately got us our very first home. Even now as we are preparing to move in, John has continued to be amazing and has given us great recommendations for movers, painters, contractors, and even home cleaning services. We did get to work briefly with Yani from Four Bridges, who was also great and stayed on top of things. We are forever grateful for all of their hard work. Another thing to note is that we brought our four-year- old to every meeting with him, which he welcomed, and he was extremely accommodating with our time and schedules. We would definitely recommend John to anyone looking for a home!

  • Buyer

    I am extremely grateful to the Four Bridges Group! They were there for me the whole time as I went through buying my first home. Justin and John setup the Grand Tour to gain perspective into what I was looking for in a home. After that, I was primarily working with Justin as my point person for the search. I sometimes work late hours, and Justin was very accommodating to tour prospective units in the early evening. I felt confident in my decision-making knowing that Justin and John were there as advisors - not just real estate agents. We found a condo to offer on after just two weeks. Justin expertly "talked me off the ledge," through my trepidation, and advised on handling the counter-offer. In parallel, they introduced me to a lender whom I used to close on my mortgage. I didn't know that communication between real estate agent and loan officer was important, but their collaboration clearly demonstrated that it was. We managed to close in a record 21 days. If you're buying a home and looking for a seamless end-to-end experience, look no further than the Four Bridges Group.

  • Melanie F.

    We love the Four Bridges Group! My husband I were first time homebuyers and still trying to figure out how to navigate the housing market in San Francisco while also getting clarity on what we were looking for. We had a lot of questions! We needed direction and expertise, and that's where Four Bridges Group stepped in seamlessly. Colleen did a thorough intake with us and we started looking for homes in the next few weeks. She was patient, kind and deeply knowledgeable during our home tours, pivoting perfectly when we thought we wanted one thing but our experience and feedback was telling a different story. She met us every step of the way and was very flexible to our changing criteria. That's when she brought us to a beautiful condo that we fell in love with, and the rest is history! Colleen and John were present and engaged every step of the way making sure the offer process ran smoothly (and they really know the San Francisco housing market!) and ensuring our close happened without a hitch. They are true professionals and wonderful people, and we felt supported and cared for throughout the entire process all the way to the end when we were celebrating the close together. There was no question too small or silly to ask them, and they checked in regularly to make sure we had the guidance and support we needed. It was the perfect first home buying experience, and we can't imagine working with anyone else! If you're looking for experts and closers, call the team at the Four Bridges Group. You won't be sorry!

  • Seller

    Colleen McFerrin and John Esplana of the Four Bridges Group are two young, creative, and dynamic San Francisco realtors, who successfully assisted us with the sale of our Noe Valley home. We first heard about them through a mutual acquaintance, who suggested we give them a call. We did so and liked them right away. During that first call already, they convinced us that they 1. understand the psychology of selling a house in which the owner has lived for several years, and 2. know the San Francisco real-estate market extremely well. During follow-up meetings, Colleen and John provided us with a plan on how to market the house, set the listing price, and get top-dollar for the house. They were able to realize every step exactly according to their plan. Once the house went on the market, we got offers in no time. Two weeks later the house was sold for the amount predicted by Colleen and John. Working with both of them was a total pleasure. We recommend them warmly to anyone looking for excellent realtors.

  • Praveen A.

    We absolutely loved working with Four Bridges! We were first time home buyers! Shianne and John patiently walked us through the entire process and handled our zillion questions well. They really understood us, our budget and our taste and preferences. Our agent Shianne lovingly accompanied us to all the shortlisted Open houses and finally we found the one we just fell in love with! Our agent moved super quickly on this and helped us in making a well crafted and Winning Offer! We were also introduced to our excellent and reliable Lender during the process! We are really thankful to Shianne and the entire team at Four Bridges for guiding and helping us in buying our Dream Home well within our budget and we highly recommend them if you are looking to buy a house! It’s Worth it! Meet them once and see the magic happen!

  • Ric M.

    We Love John and the team! John helped my wife and I sell our house in August of last year and the process was so easy and low stress. John has a complete network of people that were ready and eager to help from staging to landscaping. We sold our house quickly and for more then we were hoping for. Our biggest challenge was finding our "forever home" after our sale. Housing prices rising, inventory was low and competition was high! John's local knowledge and vast network of colleagues helped secure us a beautiful home in our home town and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the outcome and all that John his team did to help us. Call John and the team if you are looking to do what we did.

  • George S.

    I had not been a part of purchasing real estate for over a decade Colleen was extremely thorough and available throughout the process. As Colleen guided my wife and I through the purchasing or bidding process, I was not only impressed with her ability to provide knowledge but also with the her method of disseminating the information that was helpful both strategically (when it came to putting in an offer) and as a calming effect in a process that was unfamiliar to my wife and I. The firm is very well integrated with the community providing referrals to a variety of professionals in many areas related to real estate (from CPA's to property managers to law firms). We were successful in purchasing the home we were interested in the process was intense but with Colleen's help we were comfortable with the process and most importantly extremely happy with the outcome! I've got no hesitation in recommending Colleen.

  • Dishaan A.

    I am a first time home buyer and Colleen helped me buy the house I liked the most, for under asking in this competitive market. She is attentive, competent, and a great negotiator. Thanks to Colleen, the whole process went much more smoothly than I was expecting. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house in San Francisco and the surrounding area. You cannot go wrong. I also worked briefly with John in addition, and came away with a similar impression of him. Again, you cannot go wrong with Colleen and John on your side.

  • Seller

    John and Colleen are a fantastic team. They helped me with a tricky exchange that included two sales that needed to close on or around the same date. They and the team at Four Bridges worked hard and executed efficiently to get the properties ready. We had open channels of communication and they went above and beyond to help long time tenants become first time buyers by helping them understand and feel comfortable with the process. I would recommend the Four Bridges Team and would work with them again.

  • Seller

    I was looking forward to moving to my new house but dreaded everything involved in selling my condo. I can not tell you how easy John, Colleen, Abbe, and Yani made the process of selling and moving. Repeat with emphasis, the Four Bridges team made this so easy for me. They worked hard but I didn’t have to. The team was so responsive with all of my calls and emails answered same day. They handled all of the complications and kept me informed. It was a quick clean close and best of all, thanks to their negations, I got way more than I expected. I am so pleased that the Four Bridges team was my team.

  • Seller

    I honestly cannot recommend Shianne enough! She sold our condo in San Francisco in the craziest pandemic market and always had our best interest at heart! She was hardworking, passionate, knowledgeable, patient, and just an all around amazing agent and person. I trusted Shianne 100% and always felt she was on our side throughout the entire house selling process, which can be very stressful. Thank you Shianne for all that you do and did for us!

  • Keenan K.

    Shianne helped us find an amazing home- thousands of miles away! She went above and beyond all expectations of a realtor and she’s honest and kind. She would drive miles every time a new home I wanted to look at was listed and would FaceTime me and give honest reviews about neighborhoods, the shape of the home and my style. She was specific, timely and amazing. Will definitely use her again in the future!

  • Mike M.

    We were so fortunate to get a personal recommendation for a realtor from friends that had just purchased a home. The wonder team of Abbe and Colleen couldn't have been better! They helped us navigate a volatile market and got us top dollar for the sale of our home all the while we were 1200 miles away! They gained and kept our trust throughout the entire process, and if I could give 6 stars for attentiveness, professionalism, and market acumen I would.

  • Linda T.

    Abbe and Colleen know San Francisco extremely well! I was amazed at all the information, history, and upcoming transportation as well as building information they know. They are very professional with fun personalities. They are the only realtors we will use and recommend for our future home needs. They are fantastic and a pleasure to work with!

  • Kiernan I.

    We love Four Bridges! We had a challenging home to empty and sell. We had to move 30 years of belongings and do several updates on a limited budget. The team located excellent contractors to add value to the home and then staged it beautifully. We are so happy with the result!

  • David J.

    Abbe and Colleen managed the entire process and attracted over twenty offers over our asking price. From listed, through staging, through the sale. They were able to bring experts to every phase of the project, overall a experience.

  • Maureen S.

    This will be the second time that Abbe and Colleen have been my real estate agents. The first was when I bought the house I am now planning on selling. The experience was so positive that I am pleased to be working with them again.

  • Priscilla S.

    My husband and I had the best experience imaginable with the Four Bridges Group, specifically with John Esplana. He worked with us for about one and a half years as we contemplated options and timing for the sale of our house. It was a difficult decision to leave the home and neighborhood we loved for 35 years. It was a daunting task to sort and purge our belongings and prep the house for sale. John understood clearly our different points of view, and helped us navigate the process with great skill and patience. His team was efficient and respectful of our preferences and our budget. John explained the process every step of the way, and he worked diligently to get the best possible price for us. The results exceeded our wildest dreams! To top it off, John is such a delight to work with - kind, informative, funny - just an all around great guy! We highly recommend John Esplana and the Four Bridges Group.

  • Seller

    Beyond all expectations. Sold my mothers house after her death. We live over 100 miles from the City. They took care of everything. Simply said they are the best. We will highly recommend Abbe and Colleen to friends and family.

  • Don M.

    Shianne is amazing! She communicates very well. She is friendly and professional. Always gave us her honest opinion. Very dependable and always made time for us to show listings during none open house days or hours.

  • Buyer and Seller

    We love the Four Bridges Group! We had recently sold our condo with Four Bridges Group and were looking to buy a home with the proceeds. We looked at open houses March 15th and decided we were really looking to buy soon. As soon as Covid hit, we were sure our dreams of getting a home were gone. Four Bridges Group were great. They kept in contact and even helped me get PPE for my office. As things started opening up again, we contacted Four Bridges Group about a property we saw online. They were able to get us to the property to see it in person and helped us strategize on how and when to make an offer. They also helped us get in contact with a loan broker who they felt could get the deal done. The Four Bridges Group had amazing ideas and contacts to expert consultants who really were able to get the deal done AND help get our old home rented. Everyone is shocked that were able to buy a home during the pandemic. If you are looking to buy or sell in this crazy market, I highly recommend The Four Bridges Group.

  • Buyer

    We love the Four Bridges Group! We had recently sold our condo with Four Bridges Group and were looking to buy a home with the proceeds. We looked at open houses March 15th and decided we were really looking to buy soon. As soon as Covid hit, we were sure our dreams of getting a home were gone. Four Bridges Group were great. They kept in contact and even helped me get PPE for my office. As things started opening up again, we contacted Four Bridges Group about a property we saw online. They were able to get us to the property to see it in person and helped us strategize on how and when to make an offer. They also helped us get in contact with a loan broker who they felt could get the deal done. The Four Bridges Group had amazing ideas and contacts to expert consultants who really were able to get the deal done AND help get our old home rented. Everyone is shocked that were able to buy a home during the pandemic. If you are looking to buy or sell in this crazy market, I highly recommend The Four Bridges Group.

  • Anita L.

    Colleen, John and Abbe were a God-send! They walked with me and my family through the process and did everything that was needed and then some to make it happen! It was intimidating at first, but they made it so seemless and effortless! They listened to me and what I needed to do and every move they made was to ensure my dream would become a reality! It's already begun! Thank you and God bless you!

  • Seller

    We loved our Four Bridges team. We had a very short timeline and they were able to get the house on the market was needed. John's negotiation skills allowed us to get to Dollar for our house. Additionally, they were very responsive to our needs.

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