We have just finished selling our home with the help of Colleen and Abbe, and the experience was wonderful.  They took over and handled everything, including renovations, staging, and repairs that added significant value to the building.  Their guidance throughout the process not only gave us confidence, it enabled us to get the maximum price for our building.  They are clearly the best real estate professionals that we have ever worked with.

David and PJ Jamison

Abbe and Colleen are a delight to work with! Knowledgeable, professional, and just darn nice, I’ve referred many a friend to these two, several of whom have also purchased condos/houses through Four Bridges. Abbe and Colleen are incredibly patient, ready to answer any question a first time homeowner may have, and have a great reputation in the broader SF real estate space. In fact, I was able to navigate a multiple offer situation AND secure the place under asking price (practically unheard of in today’s hot real estate market) due to Abbe and Colleen’s guidance. I would recommend working with them without a single hesitation. They are the best!


My experience with Abbe and Colleen could not have been better. My friend and I wanted to buy a 2-unit building together as first time homeowners. We were thrilled to get our very first offer accepted, thanks to their expertise in the SF real estate market. Abbe and Colleen helped us navigate an incredibly complex situation with multiple tenants and multiple owners. They provided fabulous professional and personal support during this stressful time. I cannot imagine having executed the process successfully working with anyone else. When the deal was finally done, Abbe and Colleen even stopped by to help us plant out new backyard!

Frank G

Thanks to Abbe Day-Merchant and Colleen McFerrin, we were able to buy our first home in San Francisco. They were wonderful to work with, and supported us every step of the way, from viewing properties, putting together a competitive offer that was within our budget, and navigating the entire contract closing process. They also connected us with an excellent team of painters, contractors and other home improvement professionals to ensure our home was ready for us to move into on schedule. Abbe and Colleen were always available to answer questions and provide moral support, even after we closed on the house. We have since recommended them to a number of our friends, as we would consider them to be best in class and a true pleasure to work with.

Liz G

Colleen McFerrin and Abbe Day-Merchant were wonderful.  We can’t say enough about how much the advise the two of them gave us to make the sale of our deceased best friend’s home so much easier.  From arranging the emptying of the house, to the repairs, painting, gardening and staging, they did it all. Due to their expertise the sale was at the top of our expectations.  They guided us through the multiple offers, helping us pick the best and most qualified.  Accepting only the ones that were most apt to close smoothly.  We are forever grateful for their compassion and help.  We will never hesitate to tell our friends how great they were

Wesley W

Abbe and Colleen are absolutely wonderful to work with.  They helped me purchase my first home in May 2014.

To me, three things really stood out to me throughout the process.

First, they well attuned to my specific needs and considerations.  In what is an increasingly hot real estate market in the Bay Area, it’s very easy to push your clients to make offers and move quickly.  As a hesitant first time buyer, I distinctly recall Abbe telling me the first thing you can do is not to do anything.  To me, this demonstrated that she and Colleen actually cared about what my considerations were, and are not the type of agents who merely concern themselves with getting a sale on the books and moving on.  Part and parcel with this approach, they were extremely accommodating to my insanely busy schedule, coming by my office to sneak me out to look at properties whenever it was convenient for me.

Second, they are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of purchasing property, the Bay Area real estate market, and other ancillary issues.  They walked me through the process as a first time buyer, and patiently explained to me every step of the process.  They also educated me about certain things to be aware of.  This knowledge allowed them also to become better informed regarding the specifics of certain properties that I was interested in.  They also have wide-ranging connections in the industry and that clearly helps when it comes time to craft an attractive offer.

Third, they know how to close.  When I finally honed in on the property I was interested in, with their guidance, we prepared an offer package that secured the property.  When they say they’ll help you get the property that you want, they mean it.

Abbe and Colleen are a great team.  They are extremely hardworking, knowledgeable, considerate, and humble.  And this combination makes them consummate professionals who get results.  There’s no doubt that I will call on them in the future when it comes time to sell or purchase property.

Aaron C

“I had the pleasure of working with Abbe when I was wanting to purchase a condo. She made the whole process, from start to finish, a relative breeze. She made it a priority to know what my needs were and what I was looking for. Her easy-going manner and calm demeanor worked really well for me.
I never felt pushed or rushed. She’s very knowledgeable about the real estate industry and her background in construction was helpful in pointing out flaws or damage in the properties she showed me.
I have readily referred her to anyone I know who is looking for a home to buy or sell.”

Anne P

“As with the other reviews, this is specifically for Colleen McFerrin. We have worked with her twice – to buy our first home, then 3 years later, to sell it. The process of buying and selling a home can be quite daunting and overwhelming, but Colleen was with us every step of the way and made it as painless as possible. She is an exceptional, caring agent and we consider her a good friend. She went above and beyond in everything related to the purchase and sale of our home, and also went out of her way to make sure we were emotionally and physically taken care of during these stressful times. I have happily recommended her to everyone I know, and would do it time and again. Thank you Colleen!”

Frances R.
Manhattan, NY

“I so appreciated working with Abbe, she was clear and specific about every detail. She was always available and followed through in a timely manner. Abbe is professional, warm and caring. She presented ideas and suggestions in a balanced way and respected my judgment.”

M. Schneider

“Abbe went out of her way to help us. As first time buyers, foreigners and new to the city, we needed a lot of help and assistance. Which Abbe gladly provided to us. She helped with all our problems all the way until we could move in to our new home.”

M. Martin