Craig Ackerman Real Estate Agent at Ackerman Realty Group

Craig Ackerman

Real Estate Agent at
Ackerman Realty Group

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  • Luxury Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Probate

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Agent Highlights

Craig is a top selling San Francisco agent - having sold over 73% more properties in San Francisco than the average agent.
Craig sells properties fast - selling more than 52% quicker than the average San Francisco agent.
Craig gets the job done - completing more sales than the average San Francisco agent by 2%.

More about Craig Ackerman

Five Star Agent + Member, Top Agent Network Craig Ackerman, a leader in San Francisco real estate, is known for innovation. In 2002, he created Ackerman Realty Group as a boutique firm without the constraints of a traditional corporate brokerage. Craig’s unique approach delivers: • Top 1% in sales volume of all SF Realtors • Five Star Awards for customer satisfaction annually since 2014 • #1 independent single-broker firm per MLS year after year The company is nimble, flexible and follows a custom process of detailed research, a cost-benefit analysis and targeted demographic marketing. Craig says, “I constantly tweak my approach to reflect the market and give clients an entrepreneurial advantage.” REAL ESTATE AUTHOR There’s a lot at stake in a trust or probate home sale. Craig’s first book, Selling Grandma’s House – Streamlining trust home sales for San Francisco attorneys and ...
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Education

University of Delaware

Certifications

Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Probate Certified, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Speciali, Certified New Home Specialist, Residential Construction Certified (RCC)

Title & Escrow Specialist

Expert in HomeLight’s Closing Services, a secure title and escrow platform

Awards

Five Star Service Award 2014-2018

Preferred Agent

Has a track record of fast responses and high-quality service

License Number

01358899

Craig earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 5% of agents in the area.

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  • Craig listed and sold my home

      My mother passed and left a 3rd party trustee in charge of her estate. We needed to sell a tear down duplex. The trustee brought in 6 other top agents in San Francisco that specialized in selling trust property. The trustee wanted to pick one of them when my brothers and I insisted he bring in Craig. Craig sold this property in 10 days (others suggested a month to sell) and he sold it for 40% above the best number predicted by these 6 other experts (not above list price but ABOVE their theoretical estimate as to what it would sell for). He has also assisted my family, friends & clients in buying and selling homes. Every real estate transaction is an opposed test of skill. Someone ends up paying too much or getting too little for their property. When you want to be on the winning side of that equation you better call Craig.

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    • Craig listed and sold my home

        Fantastic. He took care of everything, start to finish, ensuring my home was in the best possible shape for the market. The result far exceeded my expectations!!!!

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        • Craig exceeded my expectations in every way. I am in Wisconsin and found myself in a situation where I had lost a dear family member one day and then needing to act as executor the next day. Craig was highly recommended from my attorneyand he did not disappoint! Craig was extremely empathic and explained what would provide the highest return for the estate and its heirs (my mother and aunt). He had a strong sense for the correlation between the condition of the home, the cost to obtain a given condition and the related sales price that was possible. The final sale was quick and his ideas regarding updating the condo and staging were spot onthe home sold for more money than we anticipated.

          - Eric N.
        • After my listing agreement expired with another realtor I was desperate to try a new perspective. After interviewing Craig and another guy from TRI/Coldwell, I chose Craig because of his knowledge about the market, responsiveness and attention to detail. Craig revamped my staging, made it spotless (never met anyone more anal than me) and priced my condo in accordance with market conditions. I received three offers within 6 weeks. Having practiced law for 12 years, I value time and results. I only wish I had met Craig when I first listed my condo and saved three months of mortgage payments!

          - Hahn P.
        • Craig and his team transformed the property into a showcase home. It sold in 3 days because, among other factors, Craig phoned agents in the neighborhood and found one that had a willing buyer. Meanwhile, an identical home lingered on the market for 243 days before they achieved a sale, and it was for less money than ours. I could not be more delighted with the results and passion that Craig and his team put forth They did everything they promised and more!

          - Vivian H.
        • As the trustee of a trust that held a multimillion dollar home in Mill Valley, there were a number of heirs and people watching how I handled the sale. I interviewed several realtors and Craig was not with a major brokerage, which concerned me. However, he explained how being independent freed him to work in my best interest. He assured me I could be as hands on or hands off as I liked, and convinced me that his stager and other support contractors were absolutely top of the line. And very importantly, he sold me on his ability to reach the target buyers for our house. There were 33 homes priced near ours in and around Mill Valley. The average sale time was nearly 189 days with many homes on the market for over a year going expired or withdrawn. Craig and his team had over 65 brokers come through on the first day. The home went into contract in 9 business days, received multiple offers, sold for more than asking, and closed in 3 weeks. The beneficiaries thought I was a rock star!

          - E.T.
        • Craig and his team at Ackerman Realty Group did a fantastic job of selling our Cole Valley condominium. He has a keen sense of what steps need to be taken to improve the value of your home. We agreed with Craigs cosmetic improvements and staging recommendations. Ourhome looked fantastic! It sold very quickly, with multiple offers, over the asking price. Once you meet Craig you will see the excitement and passion he as for improving the value of your real estate. If you have a house that is sitting on the market, dont sit around and hope it sells, invite Craig Ackerman over for coffee and watch the wheels start to turn.

          - Albert S.
        • Craig Ackerman is simply the best realtor for residential properties in San Francisco. He comes totally prepared with a marketing plan, and proceeds to get great results. In my view, the key to his success is his constant effort to improve his knowledge of the market, and his extreme work ethic. He does not rest the property will be sold. His construction background gives him a huge advantage in identifying any problems with a building, and how that will or will not affect the sales price. I have known Craig for several years, and he has handled several difficult transactions for me with complete competence.

          - James M.
        • are from Florida and had no idea of the market in San Francisco or the necessary paperwork. Craig stepped in and his team took over the cleaning out of the house, prepping it for sale and handling all the necessary inspections, paperwork and other needed tasks to close. It was a seamless operation and we cannot recommend Craig enough. You will not be sorry to have him handle your sale!

          - Jan
        • Craig has represented us on the sale of one home and purchase of another. He exceeded our expectations with both. He is the consummate professional, is easy to work with, consistently delivers on his commitments, is reachable/responsive and is certainly an expert on the entire buying and selling process, including design/repair/presentation of your home. And where Craig is not an expert, he has a cadre of equally capable people that he calls on for construction, renovation, interior design, mortgage assistance, moving, etc. His virtual team structure allows him to always select best-in-class providers for his clients. We recommend Craig very highly.

          - Graham E.