Ilana Minkoff

Ilana Minkoff

REALTOR®

Get To Know Ilana

Ilana is a top producing REALTOR® having reached the top 1.5% of REALTORS® nationwide. She is a distinguished San Francisco resident, boasting over twenty-four years of intimate connection with the city, rendering her an unparalleled authority in local real estate. As a second-generation REALTOR®, she inherits a legacy of excellence from her father, a prominent figure in the real estate realm of the US Caribbean for over thirty years. Her DNA is infused with a passion for real estate and a relentless pursuit of exceptional service.
 
Prior to immersing herself in real estate, Ilana honed her skills in the competitive world of marketing, lending her expertise to prestigious brands such as Rolling Stone, Starwars, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and San Francisco Magazine over two decades. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Florida, she brings a distinctive blend of marketing acumen and strategic insight to the real estate arena.
 
Ilana distinguishes herself through her tenacity, mastery of negotiation, unwavering integrity, and meticulous attention to detail, consistently delivering outstanding results for her clients. Beyond her real estate prowess, she embodies resilience as a two-time cancer survivor and channels her strength into philanthropic endeavors, actively volunteering and fundraising for multiple cancer survivorship organizations and advocating for rescue dogs, particularly through her efforts with Family Dog Rescue, where is a board member.
 
With Ilana, every real estate transaction transcends mere business; it symbolizes a meaningful step toward a brighter future. A portion of each transaction supports Family Dog Rescue, reflecting her dedication to making a difference. When not engaged in real estate or philanthropy, Ilana can be found exploring the city, wine country, and beyond with her cherished 10lb canine companion, JoJo Wigglebutt.
 
Ilana's mission is unequivocal: to redefine the standard of working with a real estate agent. Whether navigating a first home purchase or the sale of a tenth property, her commitment is unwavering to not only meet but exceed expectations. For Ilana, the goal extends beyond a single transaction; it's about fostering enduring partnerships in real estate for life.
What My Clients Say

Ilana Minkoff was instrumental in helping us buy our San Francisco house and recently sell that same house (in the midst of the pandemic). Buying and selling a house can be among the more stressful and complicated experiences in life. Navigating that complexity requires a thoughtful, experienced, and ethical broker. Ilana Minkoff is that broker. Real estate is her passion and she is great at it. I recomm...

— David

What My Clients Say

Ilana is an awesome realtor to work with. She is super prompt, passionate about her work, and easy to work with. She makes personal connections with each of her clients, which makes her special. And finally, her negotiation skills are great and she will do what is best for you and also has the best connections in the market (whether you are looking for lenders or house inspectors or contractors). If you ...

— Bhargavi & Venkatesh

What My Clients Say

In every way, Ilana exceeded our expectations. Ilana did everything we could have hoped for to prepare the house, thinking of many details we would not have even considered. Additionally, the marketing material was the highest quality I have seen and the picture quality was unbelievable. In the end, this “all-in” everything goes effort by Ilana delivered a transaction that exceeded our expectations in ev...

— John & Jennifer

What My Clients Say

Ilana is really awesome. Let me count the ways: 1) Ilana is sharp, experienced, moves quickly, responds quickly, and is laser-focused on her clients. She has access to all kinds of properties I wasn't able to find myself. 2) She has great insights into the features of a house that fits her client. Even smaller things like having a tub or not. I was amazed by the things she flagged for me I hadn't even co...

— Alex

What My Clients Say

Ilana is excellent. With her strong knowledge of the SF market, we were able to sell my home at a price point well beyond my expectations. I first met Ilana at an open house in the neighborhood and knew that I wanted to work with her when the time came to sell. She is intuitive, and empathetic, and has great relationships in the area. She recommended ideas that enabled us to get a great price from beauti...

— Tera

What My Clients Say

If you are like us and prefer a stress-free approach to selling your house and want your realtor to take care of nearly everything, including remodeling, hiring contractors, staging, and everything else that goes with selling a house in a market that is even crazier than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and on top of that you want your house to be sold over asking in as little time as possible, then I...

— Oliver & Krista

GET TO KNOW THE TEAM

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Kate COOLEY

Serving as Ilana’s right hand woman for over 5 years, Kate’s keen eye for design helps transform and prepare listings from start to finish, making them stand out on the market. Kate also handles the administrative side of every sale, making sure all paperwork related to the transaction is in order. 

Kate enjoys spending time with her family in nature in her free time, and is a lover of dogs with a pack of three!  

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JoJo Wigglebutt,

our mascot and resident comedienne muppet.

Here for the smiles - catch her in listing photos, at open houses, and keeping vendors in check! 

Work With Ilana

Whether buying your first home, selling your tenth home, or somewhere in between, Ilana's goal is to always go above and beyond to exceed your expectations! She wants to ensure such a great experience that you won’t want your friends, family, colleagues, or anyone you know to do a real estate transaction without her.

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