In 1980, 'The San Mateo Times' newspaper sent out their "mystery shoppers" to dozens of Auto Dealerships, expecting to catch
salesmen candidly throughout the SF Bay Area. The newspaper "mystery shoppers" were expecting to be lied to and pressured
by each Dealership's Top Producer's. To their surprise, Ginger's approach to selling was bluntly honest
instead of exaggerating like many other sales reps tended to do. The "mystery shoppers" were sent back a second time, hoping
to catch her this time, but still Ginger's Salesmanship stayed true to herself; she actually told them everything that was
wrong with the used cars they were trying to make a deal on, and finally told them bluntly that it wasn't the product for
them, even though it meant losing the sale. Ginger Hopp was written-up for her integrity with an honest approach
to selling. She was working at a Datsun dealership during this write-up as their "Special Finance" Manager, and
so, she ran an add for people with either no down payment, no credit, bad credit, or new in town and got them financed at
local banks. The San Mateo Times ran the story on Ginger Hopp as "The most refreshingly HONEST car salesperson found
in the entire SF Bay Area". Due to the article, Ginger gained numerous sales from people who had read the Times article.
Over the next few months, dozens of women came in asking to buy, but would only work with Ginger Hopp directly. Those "mystery
shoppers had uncovered a rare and precious character"! ** Honesty is her middle name! **
Count on Ginger Hopp, when shopping for YOUR new home, too. She will be bluntly honest with each homes' known flaws. Ginger
Hopp has strength in character as well as superb due diligence skills... negotiation is definitely one of her strong points
MARIN COUNTY NEWSPAPER: "The Independent Journal" 1998 Editorial
"Ginger Hopp has been associated with the Real Estate field since 1985 beginning with First Class Mortgage in Burlingame,
CA. Ms. Hopp has been in Sales and Finance across many different fields for 25+ years. Twenty years in the Automotive Industry,
mostly as as either a FLEET & LEASE MANAGER or a FINANCE MANAGER. Five years prior experience with Bank of America and other
Finance companies, and that gives her clients the edge by her understanding of the intricate details of the Finance world.
Advertising experience, too.
Ginger Hopp is a self-taught Artist (i.e. oil paintings, watercolors etc). Her love of artworks led her to moon-lighting
as a part-timer, in with a print shop in order to learn about Lithographs & Serigraphs. While working part-time with the print
shop, she enjoyed 9+ years of creating logos, slogans, layout + design in their advertising division while getting paid for
what she loved to do. Ginger enjoyed working directly with numerous small business owners (and some franchises, too) throughout
the SF Bay Area. While visiting a sister in Los Angeles area in 1996, Ginger was hired to develop the marketing program for
a Property Management & RE Sales company in Venice Beach, CA. While working in Venice Beach real estate, she was being formally
trained in Investment RE by the Broker and that training led to her switching careers and becoming a Realtor in 1998. Once
she passed the initial Realtor exam, Ginger then moved back to Marin County and began her formal real estate career. Real
Estate runs in the family...her daughter had also worked at First Class Mortgage as the loan processor, and now she is currently
a very talented loan underwriter for one of the largest national mortgage lenders. Welcome home, Ginger Hopp." --- end
of Editorial "The Independent Journal"
If you want to see Ginger Hopp's eyes light up, ask her about her family. She is exemplary in her belief that in the big
picture, "family matters most". She comes from a huge family of 15 Siblings and several dozens of Cousins located in many
different towns across California. Ginger is a true Native of Northern California. Her GREAT Grandmother had lived in San
Anselmo (Marin County) since the late1800's, while her Grandmother Alberta was born & raised in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County)
on a farm in the early 1900's. Before the Gold Rush Days, her Grandmother's ancestors had settled in Bodega,
the Salmon Creek Area, bordering Sebastopol. Ginger was born in San Francisco, and then moved to Marin County at age 10.
Ginger married young, three months after High School graduation at age 17 and bought her first house in San Rafael, then
her second house in Santa Rosa a few years later. She was 20 when her daughter, Tabitha, was born. When her daughter was
about 2 years old, Ginger signed up for a full academic schedule at the local College, and so, she began her College days
while working a job and raising her daughter. Tabitha Is her only child; born in San Rafael (Marin County) and also graduated
from High School in San Rafael. When Ginger talks about her daughter and grandkids, or her sisters and brothers... it is
very clear that she truly enjoys spending quality time creating memories with her family members. When not serving her clients,
Ginger spends a lot of her time with her family.
Creativity produces "Action"... And so the slogan goes: