Providing Superior Service To

San Francisco Mid-Peninsula Real Estate Clients

Hello! We are Willoughby & Alan

When it comes to real estate, it's more than just acquiring property; it's securing your future. That's why you need more than just a realtor; you need a navigator. Someone who has weathered many storms and can guide you through the complexities of the market, which can change in the blink of an eye.

For many of you buyers, the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula area will not merely be a place to live but will become a cherished part of your lives, enriching you and your families over the years. Choosing the right locations demands thorough knowledge of the local markets and the expertise to match your wants, needs, and desires with the right home in an area you love.

If you are selling, then buying here in the mid-peninsula, or moving to the next phase of your lives outside the area, getting the highest possible price for your home becomes our shared goal. Ensuring the coordination and timing of the sale of one home and the purchase of another will make the transaction as stress-free as possible.

Whether you are buying, selling, or both, our Initial Consultation is the process we use to listen carefully and then understand your goals, wants, and needs for your new home journey. Then, we identify the professional services we offer and craft a specific roadmap to guide you safely to your destination as successful home sellers and buyers!

How can we help?

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Willoughby & Alan

Willoughby & Alan

DRE: 00904278 - DRE: 01747380

How Can We Help You?

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Meet Willoughby & Alan

Willoughby Thorn and Alan Duncan have two very different ways of looking at things, but that’s just what makes them so successful in their marriage and as a leading real estate team serving San Mateo and the surrounding Mid-Peninsula communities. They bring the perfect blend of personalities, skills, and traits to create exceptional results. They say opposites attract. Willoughby and Alan would be inclined to agree. Their contrasting names even hint at the fact that they are two very different individuals. Yet, the differences in their personalities and approaches are balanced by their love for one another, their shared personal values, and a similar thirst for knowledge. It truly is the Perfect Blend.

Real Estate Background

As a conscientious, dedicated & award-winning real estate husband & wife team, we have helped many clients successfully buy or sell their home on the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula. We listen to what’s important to you. As your trusted advisors we arm you with valuable relevant information you need to be confident and comfortable in the negotiation process. We are locals here in the center of the Mid-Peninsula and would love the opportunity to welcome you and earn your business.

Willoughby & Alan

Call or Text: +14154975414

Email: [email protected]

DRE: 00904278 - DRE: 01747380


"The Heart of the Peninsula"

Moving is a BIG DEAL, let alone buying or selling your home! It can be overwhelming with all the things to do. You want the experience to be easier to get where you are going. That is why we love what we do. We can clarify and simplify the process and with a well thought out plan, make it more enjoyable for you. We have helped many clients buy and sell in – San Mateo, Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos and Redwood City. Many of our clients buy here because one works in San Francisco, the other in Silicon Valley and the commute time is split. Many buy here because the towns are cozy and love the walking & biking trails close by to relax after a full day on the job. Of course, there are the charming downtowns with shopping and cafes & restaurants where locals connect. Each town is different with different appeals. That’s why we’re here ourselves! The Mid-Peninsula is the narrower Peninsula, surrounded by water -- where the breeze is lovely, yet short on land. Homes are remodeled instead of new ones being built. That’s why our towns are cozier & more intimate. We know how to thrive in this environment when it comes to buying & selling homes. And we will help you thrive too!

Being a homeowner in the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula area is a unique opportunity. You are creating a lifetime of memories in a beautiful place.

You want more than just a house – you want to create a home and the sense of belonging, comfort, and stability it brings. You want a place where relationships are nurtured, and people feel safe and secure.

You want a place where people develop relationships with their neighbors, engage in community activities, and feel a sense of belonging to a larger community.

Creating the life of your dreams takes hard work, sacrifice, and planning.

Knowing what freedom means to you starts with asking yourself … "How can I spend more quality time with my family and friends...?"

Owning a home in the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula area is a great start!

The specific areas we specialize in are single family homes in Charming Older Redwood City West, Farm Hill Estates & Emerald Hills, Redwood City, Beverly Terrace, San Carlos, Howard Park & White Oaks, San Carlos, Cordes-Carlmont, San Carlos, Hallmark, Belmont, Southwestern San Mateo.

Please reach out if you have any questions or if we can be of any help!

How Can We Help You?

Willoughby brings to real estate mental toughness and determination. Being an athlete with athletic injuries she learned the trait of never giving up, turning over every rock to find a solution. She will fight for you to get you what you want. As a manager in an entrepreneurial management consulting firm, she learned to turn on a dime, being open to possibilities, having belief in others and building team spirit. She is on your team to make your dreams come true. Through her training & discipline as a chemist she learned the importance of careful procedure and focused attention. Alan truly drives results. His dynamic role as a consulting project manager in "hi-tech" from the mid-eighties through the '90s, coupled with his deep technical acumen and exceptional ability to engage stakeholders—from front-line staff to top management—was pivotal. His skills in defining and mapping out critical project deliverables were the cornerstone of his impactful work with Fortune 1000 companies across the Greater Bay Area. Alan’s work ethic is “on-site and on-board”. His proactive hands-on approach ensured he led his team with precision, collaborated effectively with clients, resolved arising conflicts, and adhered strictly to timelines. This robust leadership style smoothed successful integration of project deliverables into existing operations, with a mantra of “on time, under budget, and defect-free”.

Is the Time Right For You?

We will not rest until we find the right home for you.

We are here when you are ready. We strive to serve every client based on their goals and timeline, provide superior service, and exceed client expectations.

Maybe at this point you just want to pick my brain over the phone, or maybe you want to sit down for a cup of coffee and discuss your options... Or perhaps you have already made a decision and are ready to get started on buying and/or selling in the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula area. Wherever you are in your process, we will meet you where you are at, and help you decide what’s in your best interest and what will help you achieve your goals.

We hope to help YOU understand the current San Francisco Mid-Peninsula Real Estate Market so you can make informed decisions.

If you see a segment of the market that you would like additional help with understanding please contact me. Or if you desire a specific Property Valuation Report that we routinely prepare for our clients, please contact us.

What Willoughby & Alan's Clients say About their Professionalism:

The offer processes we went through were all testaments to your sound knowledge and expertise - in hindsight you were spot on in all instances, helped us craft optimal bidding strategies, and ultimately guided us to a situation where we ended up with a house, we love without feeling like we overpaid. We both wanted to extend a word of gratitude for your hard work over the last couple of months. We really value how flexible you have been with our schedules and how generous you have been with your time. -- Mike & Lena

We never felt you were a realtor; instead, you were our coach and mentor in the whole buying process. At times you suggested we take a break because of all the stress and effort of buying a home - but we went ahead anyway because of our trust in you. To you and Willoughby, it did not matter if we bought on the low end or high end of our price range; you wanted us to get the right home. It was never about your commission. It was about us, our dreams, our family, and the home we wanted - and now have! -- Evan & Sheila

In the very beginning, we were impressed because you "interviewed" us -- asked us what we wanted and about our childhood homes. This gave us clarity to recognize our next home when we first saw it! ... When you sold our old home, your marketing was exceptional! Through it all, you were responsive, timely, organized, straight forward & made it easy for us. Because of that, you instilled confidence & trust in our relationship with you. In negotiations, you clearly understood the other parties & knew how to work with them to get what we wanted. -- Derek & Stacey

We moved into our first home this weekend and we couldn't be more excited! We wanted to send you a note and thank you once again for all your hard work. Because of you we now have our dream home. You were prompt in responses, quick when we made our offer, and we LOVED the beginning -- your "Initial Consultation". That's the reason we went with you. You listened, helped us determine our affordability range, & gave us strategies for negotiation, and got us the home we loved! -- Mike & Amy

What a team! With Willoughby’s intuitive perception and Alan’s analytical skills, we had the benefit of seeing the situation from all sides – it gave us confidence & peace of mind. -- Mark & Jenny

Willoughby & Alan

Coldwell Banker Realty

580 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

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