The Elfving Group


“As a real estate broker myself, it was clear to me that John is experienced and knowledgeable, knows and understands the market and gives good advice. Most importantly he delivers what he says. His son and daughter, Erik and Emma, are working with him and they make a good team that I would strongly recommend to anyone.”
  • Chuck Alvord (65 West Santa Inez, San Mate0)

“Our experience with the Elfvings as our realtors can be summed up in 4 words: outstanding knowledge and professionalism.  Erik and Emma were there for us at every stage of our home buying journey, and even before and afterwards.  When we first arrived in the Bay Area, the Elfvings were our first point of contact; their intimate knowledge of the Peninsula was instrumental in helping us secure a lease that met our needs.  Later, when we were ready to make the leap to home ownership, Erik and Emma meticulously took the time to truly understand us and our thoughts for a new house, answering all of our questions (no matter how trivial) and providing a deep level of insight into our potential purchase decisions.  When we had made our final choice, they coordinated the purchase with a fine attention to detail that made the entire process seamless, despite the many different parties involved.  Post-purchase, the Elfvings were again there for us in providing thoughtful recommendations for upgrades and renovations.  The Elfvings have become more than just realtors to us – they are trusted advisors and partners in our family’s journey to the Bay Area.  We wholeheartedly recommend them without reservation.”

  • Marlon & Madeline Tang (19 Rolling Hills, San Mateo)
“Thank you for your work, coordination and follow through on the sale of our mother’s home. It was a difficult time for us, and I appreciate all the work you did to ensure a smooth process. Your pricing strategy and suggestions for readying the home for sale were clearly on target, given how quickly the home sold. It was a pleasure working with all of you.”
  • Laura Backus (1320 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo)
“I never expected you to coordinate as much as you did, and at a discounted rate. Thank you for your professionalism and your kindness in regards to Theresa’s estate and for her children. It’s hard to make something like this “good”, but you made it easier for me and my family, and for that I am immensely grateful!”
  • Catherine Del Secco (3412 Westwood Court, San Mateo)
“We were very pleased with the services you provided us. We appreciated your professionalism, your knowledge of the market and the timing needed to sell at a good price. We also appreciated how you followed through so promptly on everything and helped us through the complicated process of preparing the house for market. We couldn’t have picked a better realtor. Thank you for all your help.”
  • David Johnson (235 West Poplar, San Mateo Park)
“On behalf of our entire family, I would like to thank you and your team for the outstanding professional services you have rendered to us. Over these many years, you have provided reliable tenants for our rental properties, and when it came time to sell these properties, and our family home, we knew we were in good hands. You, your son Erik, and your daughter Emma were our "A Team", guiding us through the complexities of repairing, painting, staging, marketing, and, finally, finding qualified buyers. We know, in the future, we can rely on you to provide the same high level of real estate expertise. Thanks for the great work!”
  • Jared Sines & Michele Bosschart (1580 Barroilhet Avenue & 3 Victoria Road, Burlingame)
“We had a great experience with Erik and the entire Elfving Group. He is a very knowledgeable and responsible person. My wife and I were buying our first home, so we had a lot of questions and concerns. Erik was able to address all of the questions and helped us deal with most complicated situations. He was patient and responsive. Erik clearly had our best interest in mind. I highly recommend Erik, we will work with him when we are ready to trade up to a larger home. Erik is your guy, look no further!”
  • Basil & Marie (1101 Continentals Way, Belmont)
“Thank you so much for your excellent work on our sale.  I felt confident that you were totally focused on us from the very first phone call with Brook. It was amazing how quickly and professionally you worked up the comps, had them emailed immediately and fedex in hard copy by the next day. Your work was professional and thoughtful. You acted capably and positively and best of all, honestly. When you did not know an answer you stated that you would find out and you did. I appreciated how you called Hong Kong twice to keep the ball rolling. The only time throughout the transaction I felt upset was at the title signing. I texted you about the notary and you solved the problem immediately. I could not have asked for more!!! Even though we were states away, I felt you were right here . This was indicated to me by your response time to any email, text or phone call.“
  • Alison & Roger Seaman (1625 Madrono Avenue, Palo Alto)

“The Elfving Group went above and beyond my expectations at every point in the transaction.  I am a Realtor but live out of state, so I needed someone to help my family sell their home in the Bay Area.  After a high profile agent told my parents the home was not sell-able, we thought they were going to have to hold onto it for another year or two.  I called The Elfving Group for a second opinion and was absolutely blown away by their service.  They stepped in immediately, found solutions to all of the previously “unfixable” problems, and got the home sold quickly for top dollar!  They offer exceptional service, work extremely hard and are clearly experts in their field.  I highly recommend The Elfving Group and will continue to refer my Bay Area clients to them because I know they are in excellent hands.”

  • Brook Seaman