When we start asking the big questions about how we want to see our lives unfold, the important things in life start crystallizing. Making a plan helps to bring it all into focus.

Why Portico?

When my mother’s health declined, I stepped in to devise a plan that would fund her immediate and long-term care. I then acknowledged that, like her, I too would need to have a plan for care into my later years.

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How can I help you plan?

Let’s discuss the pros and cons of staying in your home. Let’s talk about where you would want to move and the type of place that best suits your lifestyle needs. I have personally visited most of the Bay Area’s retirement communities and am happy to share my firsthand knowledge.

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Why work with me?

I’ll show you the way. I will connect you with the best people and services in the field. My network includes legal and financial experts in living trusts, reverse mortgages, taxation and financial planning. We can do this.Together.

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Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

My top priority is to take the stress out of buying or selling your home while being your strongest advocate. I can help you reach your goals by offering guidance, advice and resources throughout the process.

I have worked with buyers and sellers in San Francisco for homes, condominiums and investment properties for 25 years. Visit my website www.ShellySutherland.com to read my newsletters on the San Francisco real estate market and to see my new and past listings.

To compliment my real estate expertise, I’ve added the realtor designation of SRES®. This gives me the expertise to inspire the 55+ crowd to envision and plan for a vital and lively second half of their lives.

I am originally from Laguna Beach. But after graduating from U.C. Berkeley, I chose to stay in Northern California and made San Francisco my home. Along with the home I own in Ashbury Heights, I also own income property in the Haight-Ashbury and other areas of California.

Outside of helping my clients, I love to spend time in the outdoors, and am an active patron of the arts – including music and modern dance. My main philanthropies are NPR, N.O.W., Human Rights Watch, Doctors Without Borders and the Environmental Defense Fund.

One of my trademarks is my sense of humor that I bring to the process of buying or selling real estate. While it`s a serious business, I help my clients enjoy the ride and have fun along the way!


cell: 415.310.1339

580 4th Street
San Francisco, California 94107

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