About Lisa Zahner


Providing clients with ultimate bespoke representation, customized marketing strategy, and white-glove service. Excelling in exceeding expectations for buyers, sellers, investors, and beyond.
Lisa Zahner

Lisa Zahner

Experienced Agent & Investor

Get to Know Me

Lisa Z is an entrepreneur at heart. She once paid for a semester of college by selling bootleg T-shirts. She's also been a recruiter, sold enterprise software, opened a retail store, worked for the City in local economic development, and served as executive director of a small business incubator.

Lisa is a local real estate investor herself and always looks for the upside for her clients, from residential single family homes and condos to multifamily investment rental properties. She's guided first-time buyers and seasoned investors in smart real estate decisions. A seasoned negotiator, she achieves positive, long-term outcomes.

Lisa sees opportunities where others see problems. She likes to find properties with the most potential to become both fabulous and financially smart. From extensive foundation to finish renovations or a simple cosmetic paint and polish, she's got a great eye and years of experience with bringing properties to market or making updates to maximize value and return.
Active in the community, Lisa serves with three local nonprofit organizations: the Housing Action Coalition, Kultivate Labs ( a business accelerator), and the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association. She is also a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women ( CREW) Network.

In her spare time, Lisa loves singing in her cover band, belting out rock anthems and sultry torch songs. She and her husband, Jonathan, have three delightful teenagers and a dog that gets by on her good looks!

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Wondie R. & Edward S.
 Cheryl B.
Ari S.
Barry D.
Richard W.
Ken P.
Desi D.
Jessica V.
Antoun N.
As first time home buyers, Lisa made everything straight-forward and simple. She took the time to explain anything confusing in the buying process. When we went to see houses with her, she gave us her honest opinion so that we could make an informed decision. When we had our offer accepted, Lisa was our biggest cheerleader. As longtime San Francisco residents who were finally able to afford our first hom...

— Molly F. | Buyer

We feel very fortunate that you became our agent, Lisa, because… (you) have the gift of listening to our needs and of clearly explaining the processes that would be involved in selling the property…You let us see your research on comparable properties in the neighborhood, so we could make a sound decision about how much to sell the property for…You were successful in creating a cooperative demeanor with ...

— Jorge-Luis J. | Non-Profit Board President, Seller

We were extremely pleased at how Lisa Zahner, a real estate agent with Polaris Realty in San Francisco, handled our recent purchase of property in Sausalito. Besides negotiating a very favorable price for us, her thoroughness and constant attention to all the crucial details were greatly appreciated. We therefore highly recommend Ms. Zahner to anyone seeking to sell or purchase any real estate.

— Wondie R. & Edward S. | Buyer

Lisa was professional, always on time, and so helpful when we decided to sell our place quite quickly. She had a great team of painters, floor people, and other skilled tradespeople to fix any issues to help our place shine and sell quickly. She is knowledgeable about what to do, what might be an issue, and how to fix it. She had a buyer for us in 1 week. We highly recommend her.

— Cheryl B. | Seller

Hands down Lisa is the best agent to work with. She took care of everything soup to nuts. Her attention to details is second to none and she's very meticulous in the process. Highly recommend.

— Ari S. | Buyer/Seller

Truly exemplary! I am a perfectionist by nature and I certainly demand excellence from the professionals I hire. I have worked with numerous SF realtors over the past 15 years , from the famous, the start ups and none match the sheer determination, professionalism, skill and perseverance of Lisa. I don’t think it is possible to overstate the all round excellence Lisa executed at every turn in a very lo...

— Barry D. | Seller

Lisa was the agent for the previous home owner. She was extremely patient and helpful. She really helped create a vision for what I was going to do with the property. As a first time investor in multi-tenant homes, she really made the process of starting a new business seem far less daunting.

— Richard W. | Seller

5 stars! We came to Lisa to represent us in leasing our commercial building because of her experience, her network and her positive attitude. Lisa is fun to work with and speaks with straight talk- guiding us through the process to meet our objectives. I would recommend Lisa to anyone I know and trust her immensely.

— Ken P. | Investment Property Owner

Lisa as always been a go-to resource for me… she helped me negotiate the best lease ever... Her knowledge of deal structures…was instrumental in making this happen. There’re not very many people out there that can make something like this come to fruition. She connected me to future partners and clients that would propel my passion projects and career further.

— Desi D. | Non-Profit Executive Director, Tenant

Thank you... Selling this house was an important milestone in being able to move forward and change the direction of our family’s life (for the better)! Really can’t underscore the significance of that enough.

— Jessica V. | Seller

I've worked with a lot of agents over the years, and Lisa is at the very, very top of the list. She is fantastic at listening to and understanding your goals, she's got encyclopedic knowledge of the local market, and she really goes above and beyond to get you the deal you're looking for. She puts in real work. If you're a buyer, you will have a lower-risk transaction because of her sharp eye and hands...

— Antoun N. | Repeat client



My global network facilitates the buying and selling journey by connecting you to prospective buyers and sellers around the world. 

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I pride myself with the highest level of service for my clients to ensure a seamless experience.

Trusted Advisors

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I have over 15 years experience working with buyers and sellers of both residential and commercial properties.

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