Stephanie Okabe Mates

Stephanie

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Meet Stephanie

REALTOR ASSOCIATE®

DESCRIBE YOUR REAL ESTATE JOURNEY.

My journey to real estate was a long time in the making. Little did I know that all of my life experiences would lead me to this incredible career in real estate.

I was born and raised in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset. As a child, after school every day, I used to take MUNI to the Forest Hill station and trek up the steep slopes of Forest Hill to get to our home. Yes, there were other ways of getting home that required less physicality, but I enjoyed my walks home. I would fantasize about what it would be like to live in one of those beautiful San Francisco Forest Hill homes, noticing the beauty, design, and uniqueness of each of them. It was amazing to me that so many homes in the same area could look so different from their neighbors. It was these early memories and an early appreciation for homes that sparked my first interest in real estate.

For the last several years, I have been fortunate enough to have the most challenging, rewarding, and important job in the world–raising our 4 amazing children! Managing four busy lives while fostering their unique passions and balancing their individual needs has taught me so much about how to survive this fast paced world we live in. With the systems I’ve implemented and arsenal of skills I’ve developed to run our small empire, I’ve found a seamless transition into real estate.

For one, my negotiating skills are superb! Anyone who has kids knows that sometimes negotiating with other agents is easier than negotiating with a 4-year-old! Second, after juggling four different school schedules, taking care of a home, the kids, the homework, the after school sports, the music lessons, the dog, the bunny, and the husband–my organizational skills are honed down to a science! Lastly, making sure the household runs smoothly with little to no glitches is not an easy task, but knowing that things need to get done in the most efficient way possible is how I live my life, every day!

With all of my children in school, I can now combine my love for real estate and these very useful survival skills that I have learned to good use!

WHAT ARE THREE WORDS YOUR CLIENTS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?

Friendly, Honest, Genuine

WHAT MOST EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR WORK?

The joy of helping people!

WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?

On the soccer fields, cheering my kids on from the sidelines!

WHAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO GIVE UP?

Ketchup! I love it on almost everything! I, alone, can keep Heinz in business!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?

Sewing! A few years ago, I had my own company where I designed and sewed custom made Handbag and baby accessories!

WHAT IS THE NICEST THING ANYONE EVER SAID TO YOU?

“With your personality, drive, and ambition, you are sure to do well in real estate!”

WHAT ARE THE FIVE THINGS YOU CANNOT DO WITHOUT?

• Joshua (husband)
• Kyla (daughter)
• Jaydan (son)
• Ryan (son)
• Myles (son)

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