Megan Archer, founder and team leader, is an energetic leader, strategic thinker, and fierce negotiator. She knows that buying or selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do. As Team House Hunters’ founder, Megan fosters a personal, relaxed, and professional team culture that inspires confidence while setting clients at ease. Her team guides you through the real estate experience with patience, frequent communication, comprehensive client education, and expert advice.
Along with over fourteen years of direct real estate sales and real estate consulting experience, Megan has been an integral part of top-producing teams in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara County, and San Francisco. Experience in these dynamic real estate markets has honed her sales and negotiation skills, making her a skilled and strategic marketer. She attributes her success to an astute intuition of the market and keen project management. Megan puts forth every effort to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.
Megan Archer’s professional goal is to provide a customer experience that is unmatched in the real estate industry. She works diligently to develop trust, loyalty, and lasting relationships so your real estate experiences are always as smooth and as successful as possible.
When she’s not working, Megan Archer spends time with her adorable daughter; Lorelei, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, remodeling projects and spends time reading real estate blogs.
Team House Hunter is awesome!! Megan and everyone we have had the pleasure of working with in the office has been great, they worked hard to find us our home and I know it wasn't easy, they would always find the time to show us houses at the last minute and would answer our numerous messages quickly and happily. Even after we bought our home they are still helping with anything we might need, amazing customer service! I would recommend them to anyone I knew who was in the market to buy or sell and they are the only team I will use for any real estate transactions. Thanks Team House Hunter!
- Jessica Michaan
Megan and Kaelin provided friendly, attentive and overall awesome service both in selling a house in Palo Alto and buying one in the Santa Cruz area. Their recommendations for what prep work to undertake for selling were honest and open, without any pressure, and the work was without exception on time and of high quality. Their strategy for pricing the sale and how to position the offer was reassuring and the explanations helpful. And in the end, the bottom line: the prices on both sides were great! Thank you!
Honestly Megan changed my families life. Like most parents with kids approaching school age, we were at a crossroads. Our neighborhood was nice, but the schools weren’t great and only going down. The decision to private school or not weighed heavily upon us. Being all but under water in our existing home, we thought we had no options. Megan worked with us to crunch the numbers, figure out the options, our prioritized goals, helped us figure out what we should do. We ultimately used Megan to sell our home and buy our new one. It is worth describing both experiences in detail because they go to show she really is the full Realtor package.
We were very worried about selling our home as we close to underwater depending on the market. The market really was heating up, and Megan had a good sense of the (lack of) inventory and helped us decide to strike as quick as we could. In the matter of days she helped us figure out what needed to be done to get the house ready, helped us find contractors, and even a stager. In the end we felt like the stager wasn’t worth the money and Megan herself stepped in. Instead of “renting” staging stuff from a stager, we used the same money to buy stuff Megan picked out to make our home look beautiful. We got so many comments on how great our staged house looked, and all the beautiful stuff is now residing in my current house. After an open house with countless people, we had 5+ offers. You would think it is easy smooth sailing at that point, but they all had their own risks and we were completely lost on which offer to go with and how to maximize benefit and limit risk. After a couple of counters, we accepted an offer thanks to Megan’s intuition and guidance. Ultimately the buyers were awesome, Megan was right. In the end we got 20k over asking, accepted an offer within a week (after multiple counters)
With the pending sale behind us we now had to figure out where to go. We didn’t have a lot of down (thanks to being a wash on the sale) so our options were limited. We had a rough idea on the areas we were open to. Megan had lots of insights about the areas and most importantly which were great for us and our goals around school. We settled on an area which is amazing in every way (so amazing I want to keep it a hidden gem!..you’ll have to ask Megan). We went all over the map in the area with Megan looking at countless homes. It was so refreshing to be able to get Megan’s honest opinion about what worked for us, what was a good value versus not. Ultimately we liked one house, which Megan suspected was a very tough transaction. Ultimately it was very tough, but Megan in knowing how perfect this house was for us spent countless hours making it happen. Megan has an amazing knack and intuition for knowing what parts of the deal are flexible and helping to navigate those waters.
Also worth calling out that there are so many bonuses she provides which I just have not seen other Realtor’s provide. She is amazing in things like staging, decorating, painting etc, and she also has fully embraced technology and all of the modern tools and data sources to help give her the edge.
In the end everyone has a Realtor to recommend, as do I. But Megan really is top notch in my book and gets my highest recommendation, and here’s why. Megan really takes the time to understand what her clients need/want. She then uses her experience, area knowledge, intuition, and fantastic interpersonal skills to get you what is best for you and your family.
- Jason W.
We were amazed how quickly Megan was able to sell our investment property. She is a true professional, was always available to answer our questions, coordinated all the repairs, and marketed the home throughout all Los Gatos even before it was for sale. Ultimately, she sold the home in 5 days, all cash, above our asking price and with a 10 day close. We couldn’t be happier and will definitely use her in the future!
- Jim & Bev F.
My experience with Megan Archer has been great. I have know her since she was a young girl and when we decided to sell our home we called her. The thing about Megan is she is very smart and very reliable. When we sold our home in Almaden in 2008 in 40 days you could really see a difference between our agent and our buyers agent. She helped us before we put it on the market by taking us to all the homes for sale in our area so we could see for ourselves what the competition was. She explained to us what we should do before we put it on the market to get us the most money. After the sale we bought a home in Paso Robles and again we used Megan. She went through the homes in Paso with us and helped us choose the home we now have. We bought a new home and she helped negotiate our upgrades and even helped us find a great lender. I love her and will always use her. She has even helped our daughter with her first home. I think Megan is great and I’m lucky to have her as a friend and my realtor. She is the only one I will ever use!
- Heino & Vicki D.
Megan is a fantastic Realtor Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable, but she’s also very patient. We worked with Megan for over two years on the purchase of home. We almost closed on our first place, but ended up backing out in the dying moments. Megan kept her head down, didn’t pressure us and ultimately found us a great home in a better location. She was always willing to answer our questions and she consistently made the long drive up to the east bay to show us properties – total commitment on her part. Not only would I use Megan for future property transactions, I would gladly refer her to anyone interesting in selling/buying a home. You can’t go wrong……
- Brett & Cristina P.
I have been using Megan Archer as my real estate agent for the past 3 homes that I have sold and bought. She is outstanding! I have had past Realtor’s that just want to get me into a home, get their commission, and then dump me. In fact, one past Realtor encouraged me to buy a house that had extensive foundation issues, which we found out about after the fact! But this would NEVER happen with Megan. She fully investigates each and every property we have ever considered buying, to let us know the pluses and minuses of the purchase. Megan is extremely thorough, and wants the home that you buy to be right for YOU. We have made considerable profits on our past two homes that we have sold, thanks to Megan. She found us the good deals, got us in at a great price, then helped us to later sell those homes above our asking prices. Megan is honest, up-front, reliable, and gets the job done. I will continue to use her for all my real-estate needs.
- Melissa B.