San Francisco native Greg Terry is well-versed in the qualities of the Bay Area. Since beginning his real estate career over 32 years ago, Greg has watched the Bay Area evolve to the banking, service, technology and biotech center of the world.
Real estate is not something Greg “fell into.” Choosing real estate as a career path was a natural choice based on his innate skills, passion and learned knowledge. Sales relate to people and products, and I love both. As a 10 year old, growing up on the Peninsula, I can remember setting up a TV tray in my parent's driveway and I’d sell anything from old toys to Kool-Aid on hot summer days. Interacting positively through successful transactions with fellow agents and building solid relationships both in and outside real estate is a key component to Greg’s success. Bonding with my Clients and understanding their needs and guiding them through transactions is an innate skill then honed by years and years of success.
Greg comes from a family of builders and spent years, while in school, working for his father’s construction company. Greg has built and remodeled homes and buildings “from the ground up.” Knowing how dwellings/building are built facilitates his ability to understand his product whether it’s a single-family home, an apartment complex or a commercial building. Real estate requires detailed knowledge of the product and how it’s made, this helps me represent my product as both a listing agent and to Buyers as a selling agent. Greg entered real estate after completing a B.S. degree in Accounting at the University of San Francisco and spent time working for Ernst & Young right after college. His broad knowledge and understanding of the financial side of real estate transactions comes from this, “two years in public accounting was like serving another apprenticeship but, this time on the financial side (as opposed to construction) as I spent most of my time working in the Banking/Real Estate/Lumber sector of my former firm’s Client base”.
In early 1987 Greg merged his past experiences and acumen with a career in real estate by joining Cornish & Carey and immediately attained success as a nominee for “Rookie of the Year” and Top Producer awards every year thereafter. Then, in 1997 Cornish & Carey was absorbed by another company and left to establish the Mid-Peninsula offices of Alain Pinel Realtors. APR has since joined forces with Compass Real Estate. “I am proud to be part of Compass, one of the most well respected and successful real estate firms in the world. Everything they/we do here is first class, cutting edge and dedicated”. Greg has enjoyed over 32 years of success in real estate. He has been in the top echelon of production since the start of his career and currently ranks in the top 5% of all Compass agents. His ability to navigate any type of real estate transaction makes him unique in his field. Whether it’s residential or commercial Greg has earned a reputation as an expert at marketing and negotiating. “I am at ease with any type of real estate transaction and have the track record to back it up. For over 32 years I have maintained the notion that I am here to represent my clients with expertise in all areas of the trade: “because my Clients often invest in all areas of real estate, I put myself in a position to serve them with the highest degree of knowledge and professionalism”.