Todd Montgomery Real Estate Agent at Compass Real Estate

Todd Montgomery

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Compass Real Estate

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Agent Highlights

Todd is a top selling San Francisco agent - having sold over 66% more properties in San Francisco than the average agent.
Todd gets the job done - completing more sales than the average San Francisco agent by 6%.
Todd has great Condo experience - having sold 281 more condos than the average agent.

More about Todd Montgomery

Meet Todd Montgomery As a California native and San Francisco resident since 1996, Todd is intimately acquainted with the San Francisco real estate market and the city's micro-lifestyles. Home buyers count on his expertise and highly responsive support throughout the purchasing process. His vast knowledge of the diverse neighborhoods enables buyers to select the right area and pinpoint their dream home -- all at a competitive price. Sellers appreciate his candidness, responsiveness, and ability to succinctly organize all of the details of listing their homes. His marketing expertise and proven sales strategy consistently result in record sales prices, with shortest days spent on the market. Supported by a highly specialized team that provides clients with individualized service and backed by Compass' innovative technology to make the home buying and selling process smart and ...
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Certifications

California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors , San Francisco Association of Realtors

Title & Escrow Specialist

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

Awards

100 Most Influential Realtors , Real Estate Magazine Top 100 , Ranked #3 in SF by transactions in 2018, $105M Sales in 2017, Ranked #10 in SF in 2017, Ranked #4 in SF condo/loft sales in 2017, Ranked #1 Agent at Climb RE in 2013-2017, $472M Career Sales Volume (Aug 2018), 395 Career Transaction Volume (Aug 2018), TOP 250 Realtor in the Nation (WSJ)

Preferred Agent

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

License Number

01875716

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

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Todd Montgomery's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Todd listed our condo and we could not have been more pleased. At a time when another unit in our building and one next door had been sitting on the market for months and dropping their prices, Todd gave us a lot of great advice (that we thankfully listened to) and got us four fantastic offers in the week and a half it was listed.Todd walked us through his thought process on how and when to list our condo. It was insightful and data-driven and took into account factors I wouldn't have even considered.Once we had a plan in place, that was when we really saw him go into action. Between him and his awesome sales assistant Melodie, they took care of so many details that I thought I would be dealing with. They arranged the movers and storage during staging. They found the house cleaners and carpet cleaners and got everything organized, scheduled, and even sat there while it was being done to make sure everything was done correctly. Letting me stay focused on my normal life was a benefit I didn't expect.He was also always there any time a prospective buyer was in the condo so that he could guide people through the home, and get a sense of interest and intent. Todd is incredibly responsive, punctual and professional. He's also kind and empathetic. He was there to answer any question we had, and at no point did I feel railroaded into any decision. I always felt comfortable to make my own choices, but his suggestions make so much sense that I can't imagine not following his advice.Also worth noting is that Todd has an excellent network. He knows all the other agents, he knows the stagers, and he knows all the loan officers at the banks. He will channel all of this into selling your home.Do yourself a favor and work with Todd.

      - Seller lead on Yelp
    • Todd far and away exceeded my expectations of a realtor. He was knowledgable, helpful, and clearly great at what he does. As a first-time home buyer, every step of the process was new to me, but Todd walked me through everything with care and I was confident the whole time that I was in good hands and making the right decisions. Looking back I was amazed at how little stress I felt throughout the whole process.Todd took the time to get to know me, and that really showed as we went to open houses and looked through a lot of listings together. He never pushed or pressured me, and was very accommodating to me and my schedule. I always felt like he was available and responsive to my questions.With how crazy the market in San Francisco is today, working with Todd was also clearly an advantage through his knowledge of the different areas, personal connections with realtors and builders, and access to off market listings. It seemed like at most places we went he knew someone there and had very detailed information about it. I felt like if a place was coming up that was close to what I was looking for, Todd would make sure I knew about it.After deciding to make an offer on a condo, Todd took the time to walk me through each of the next steps, including reviewing all of the paperwork, researching comparable properties in the area, and constructing the best offer. After the offer was accepted(!), Todd and his team continued to make sure that the process was as smooth as before. The lender (whom Todd also had connected me with) was great at every step, the escrow company was easy to work with, and before I knew it we were closed.I highly recommend Todd as a realtor, and I'm confident that you would have a great experience with him as I did.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • Todd is absolutely fantastic. After working with another real estate agent and being told "You will never buy a home" and with the crazy market, I was quite unsure if I ever would. I was putting in a lot of time and getting nowhere.I started working with Todd 4-5 months ago. I was immediately pleased with his professionalism and precision. He knew the market very well, had some great stories and great advice. Todd spent a good amount of time understanding my needs and crafting a strategy. He showed me some amazing places and gave great advice on the offers I made. We came very close a couple of times. As we worked together, I realized he was quite well known - other agents knew him and respected him. He eventually found me two fantastic units and then gave me some excellent tip on the offer to make. With his great advice, I was able to put together an offer that got me the place I truly wanted. Todd had excellent advice on comps, on pricing the offer (to perfection) and clearly knows the market extremely well. Todd works super hard - I recall a day he was sick and we had to discuss the terms - he called me while sick, could barely speak but still spent time on advising me. I was amazed by his dedication. Thanks to Todd I got a place in a very short time and a place that I absolutely am delighted to own. Here's two reasons why I strongly endorse Todd - he is super professional, super hard working, always prompt, knows the market better than agents out there (I know, I tried others) and the most important - he has a lot of information and knowledge that is invaluable. (Ok, that's 5 reasons, not 2 :) ).

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • We vetted several brokers before landing with Todd. Our decision to go with Todd was based on several factors that were repeatedly validated throughout our partnership together.1. Knowledge baseWe are first time homeowners and were open to exploring any and all options in San Francisco. From single family homes, to condos, to TICs, to fixers, Todd was with us every step of the way. We even explored a buying our rental property off of our landlord. As each opportunity arose, Todd effortlessly guided us leveraging his years of experience and data on market trends that supported the particular property/circumstance we were exploring. 2. Network and ReputationTodd has an extensive network and is highly regarded in the Bay Area real estate market. We would visit 3-5 open houses every weekend and consistently received high praises for what a great agent we were working with. When we needed to connect with banks for financing or architects/pest inspectors to review fixers in a pinch, Todd was always a quick email away from a contact that would immediately get back to us and open up their schedule to meet our deadlines. These are the types of relationships that make a difference. 3. Availability Todd supported us every step of the way in our hunt for a home. When you meet him, he asserts that he treats all clients equally and views this as a 24/7 job. Mornings, nights, weekends, Todd was always available to answer questions and guide us through the stressful process. I never once doubted Todd's integrity or genuine commitment to helping us get to the best possible outcome. I am not one to write yelp reviews but our experience with Todd was truly remarkable. If you have the good fortune of crossing paths with Todd, look no further, you're in great hands!

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • 3/29/2017 Todd is a first rate, professional, and a pleasure to work with. He are extraordinarily skilled, have an extraordinary knowledge of the market, give sound advice, and are expert negotiators. In 2014, Todd helped us navigate as first time buyers through a seller's market. He was patient, professional, and extraordinarily knowledgeable on guiding us through every step of the process - from being able to give us a quantified understanding as to the value of properties to helping us through a smooth close. In a market where most properties in our neighborhood were going several hundred thousand above asking and many buyers were bidding on and losing multiple bids, we got our property at under list in our first bid.When we moved in 2017, we interviewed a number of agents to sell our property and ultimately decided to go Todd. We moved out of state, and left the property vacant. Todd handled everything on the ground - only contacting us when they needed our input - from sourcing vendors, making improvements, making recommendations on what we should invest in terms of improvements, and marketing. Initially, Todd recommended that we a list a bit lower, but when my husband and I felt our property was worth more, he did an agent's tour for feedback. Todd came back with a number that my husband and I would have been happy with at seller. The market has cooled slightly since we purchased, but Todd with his expert marketing was able to secure an all cash offer, at above asking in less than 20 days. We closed in 9 days.Todd also helped a family member navigate through a tricky ethical situation where the agent ended up wanting to represent both the buyer and seller.I'd highly recommend Todd.

      - Buyer and Seller review on Yelp
    • Polished, eagle-eyed, efficient: in short, a dream. As seller's agents, Todd and Marcus approached our project with the focused, power-solving approach of seasoned consultants: during our first walk through of the property, it became clear that they were there to maximize your return on our property. The timing for our listing was carefully calibrated, and the property underwent a critical - but fair - appraisal to identify areas that could benefit from attention to maximize its potential, all while remaining sensitive to our constraints as sellers. Crucially, their taste level is fantastic: they quickly develop a precise vision of how to best showcase the property and will identify and work with the most suitable stagers to achieve it. (No small deal). Their communication style is friendly and informative, but not overwhelming. They were, in short, a dream to work with. Bonus points, but truly important: first-rate supporting staff (quick, efficient, gets it right the first time). The results speak for themselves: the house sold after a single showing, over asking.

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • We really enjoyed our experience working with Todd. He did a great job of talking us through the market and showing us some great options based on our needs. We never felt any pressure from Todd and he made sure we had many comps to make our final decision. He was always responsive no matter the time of day or weekend. He truly was a great partner for us in our search for our first home. We are very happy with our choice. Highly Recommend Todd!

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • I recently worked with Todd and his team to sell my apartment. It was a difficult decision and Todd realized that. He worked very hard to make each step of the process easier and showed a great deal of sensitivity to my mixed feelings about the sale. He was always available for questions and spent a great deal of time answering in detail.He was professional in every sense and was aware of various details that needed to be considered. He was also patient with dealing with the hiccups that happen in selling and gave me very good advice at several crucial points in the process.I recommend him as someone you can trust. High praise in today's world.

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • Todd is an ace. Pure gold. He's the kind of professional you can't help referring friends to. We worked together on the purchase of my first home. He was generous with advice and his time. He once took more than a few hours to get back to me and it turned out he had some kind of crazy head cold. Literally the most reliable, nicest, most thoughtful, and generous real estate agent I could possibly have asked for.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • Like the others that have commented here, we feel tremendously lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Todd. He made us comfortable from the moment we met with him; he truly represents the consummate professional.He also knows his stuff. His mastery of the San Francisco market is impressive. He is well regarded in the real estate community, which can prove invaluable when competing against other offers. Todd made a potentially stressful process as easy as it can be. So five stars is a no-brainer here. Thank you, Todd.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • Todd recently represented us in buying a 2 bedroom condo in San Francisco. We chose him based on various reviews and gut instinct. We couldn't be happier we found him.Todd is:Professional. He takes his job and reputation seriously. He was timely, communicative and always respectful. He was focused on meeting our goals and building a long term relationship.Knowledgeable. He has a nuanced understanding of the SF market and in particular new condos. He readily articulated the dynamics of not only districts, but specific buildings, floors and units. He demonstrated a strong network of industry peers that kept us ahead of new listings. Savvy. He is a great listener and analytical thinker. His ability to read us and the sellers meant he was able to put a strong initial offer together. The result - we got the place we wanted and avoided a bidding war. It was 6 weeks from the time we first met Todd to the day we got our keys. For first time home buyers that time-frame could have been daunting. However, we were completely at ease throughout the process thanks to Todd.We would recommend Todd to any person needing an SF realtor. We will definitely partner with him again on any future home transactions.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • I worked with Todd, Marcus and team to sell my condo in SF last month. Having grown up with two real estate agent parents I can say with some authority that Todd + Marcus are as good as it gets. They know the bay area market well, have a good local network of broker peers, vendors (staging, photography, cleaning etc.) and they get all of the little details right the first time (marketing materials, disclosure paperwork, timelines, contracts etc.). They also understand 'crunch time', and can execute very quickly, with quality, when it matters. Every real estate agent can post to MLS and make flyers, what you need is an agent team that knows exactly how to bring a property to market with a splash, and then quickly step up to close the deal when it's time. One additional comment is that I was impressed with the depth of the marketing plan for the sale of my place. I believe this helped with the quick sale. Overall they did a very good job with the sale of my condo and I would recommend them to anyone.

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • I had the pleasure of working with Todd earlier this year to buy a home in SF, and I would enthusiastically work with him again. Todd was extremely helpful throughout the process -- helping me stay aware of new properties that he knew I would be interested in, politely steering me away from some of my own bad ideas (thanks, Todd), and ultimately making sure I was in a good position to win the property I decided on. He was incredibly professional throughout our engagement, and his excellent reputation and good standing with the other agents in SF was a huge positive. I got the impression that everyone who works with Todd (on either side of the deal) appreciates the great job he does. I was lucky to have him on my side and would work with him again in a heartbeat!

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • I feel very fortunate to have met Todd and to have worked with him when I started looking for my first home almost four years ago. I was excited to be able to buy my first home, but along with the excitement came anxiety and lots and lots of questions. Todd was patient and educated me on what to expect and what was within my means every step of the way. He took time to show me properties and answer all of my questions until I found a condo that I loved.Fast forward to two months ago when I was ready to sell my place and look for a new home that I would be sharing with my partner. I immediately came to Todd. My family and I have worked with Todd over the years and couldn't think of anyone we trust more after developing this relationship over the years working together. His knowledge, advice, and insights are so invaluable, particularly around what we needed to do to get an attractive offer and the timing to put the condo on the market. I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge and extend my appreciation and gratitude to Todd and his team for the time and effort they put in for all the planning, strategy, and preparation work to help me sell the condo. The team made every step of the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. They were organized and very clear about what needed to be done and when. The team was friendly and quick to respond to any request or question, and some of those came late at night! In short, this is a just a spot on team. The condo closed in about a month after it was placed on the market.During the time when we were working on selling the condo, Todd also helped me find a new home. And just as smooth as the sale of my condo went, and with a bit of luck as far as timing, we were able to find a new townhouse where my partner and I can call OUR home.Finally, I would like to add that all the years my family and I have worked with Todd, I can honestly say that he really puts our interests at the forefront with any sort of opportunity. This isn't something one can easily find, and I hope we have more opportunities in the future.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • I feel very fortunate to have met Todd and to have worked with him when I started looking for my first home almost four years ago. I was excited to be able to buy my first home, but along with the excitement came anxiety and lots and lots of questions. Todd was patient and educated me on what to expect and what was within my means every step of the way. He took time to show me properties and answer all of my questions until I found a condo that I loved.Fast forward to two months ago when I was ready to sell my place and look for a new home that I would be sharing with my partner. I immediately came to Todd. My family and I have worked with Todd over the years and couldn't think of anyone we trust more after developing this relationship over the years working together. His knowledge, advice, and insights are so invaluable, particularly around what we needed to do to get an attractive offer and the timing to put the condo on the market. I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge and extend my appreciation and gratitude to Todd and his team for the time and effort they put in for all the planning, strategy, and preparation work to help me sell the condo. The team made every step of the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. They were organized and very clear about what needed to be done and when. The team was friendly and quick to respond to any request or question, and some of those came late at night! In short, this is a just a spot on team. The condo closed in about a month after it was placed on the market.During the time when we were working on selling the condo, Todd also helped me find a new home. And just as smooth as the sale of my condo went, and with a bit of luck as far as timing, we were able to find a new townhouse where my partner and I can call OUR home.Finally, I would like to add that all the years my family and I have worked with Todd, I can honestly say that he really puts our interests at the forefront with any sort of opportunity. This isn't something one can easily find, and I hope we have more opportunities in the future.

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • 03/02/2017 - colinI cannot recommend Todd highly enough. He is eminently professional, and made sure that we were comfortable and informed at every step of the way. He was available to us at all hours of the day, and on several occassions went out of his way to move very quickly to help us pull offers together. In this industry, where networks are key, Todd is someone you want on your team. He is highly respected in the community, and has strong connections that he will leverage in your search for the perfect home. Todd is awesome.

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • 6/26/2018Loved working with Todd; he was always available at odd hours (which was when we were also available, given that we work full time and have a toddler). He was quick to respond, and gave us honest feedback on the places we bid on. I never had the sense that Todd was trying to persuade us into anything--he wanted to be sure we had the best shot at a property that would work for our family, and importantly, would also have good resale value. He has been present, thoughtful, and a wealth of knowledge before, during and after closing. Can't recommend him highly enough.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • 6/26/2017Todd, Marcus Lee and Sandy Ta just SOLD my San Francisco HOME in Noe Valley in May 2017. The BEST Real Estate Sales team in SF! The team exceeded all expectations of a "SELLER's agent"!!!I was delighted with their assistance throughout the entire sales process. I had interviewed several other agents. My choice for this team was due to their consistency and keeping me informed about the market even before I had chosen them.Their promise to communicate and work as a team throughout the entire process including managing the necessary improvements, legal advice and everything else so I could stay away without any involvement. The team contracted and managed all the necessary worker crews and provided valuable insights in what improvements would give me the biggest return on investment and with interests of the potential buyers in mind.They exceed in professionality, local area market, knowledge of buyers, loving kindness, excellent communication, availability, managing the worker crews and keeping to their promises and commitments within timeline of remodel, MLS and open house dates, several over asking offers and sales price (way over asking) I would advise anyone looking for an ALL IN team to work with Todd and team.I am very grateful for their support.Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • 8/14/2018Todd and Marcus (and their whole team!) were amazing to work with! It seems like they work 24/7, answer to emails within hours at most, and were very transparent and kept me up to date on everything that is happening. I never hesitate to call or email them with my questions and they were always beyond helpful. Can't recommend them enough.

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • 4/28/2018Professional. Results. When my wife and I decided to put our home of 12 years on the market we decided to invest our limited time and effort on choosing the right agent to represent us rather than worry about each little detail in the entire complex process of selling a home in the San Francisco market. From your first encounter meeting Todd and Marcus you will get a sense of reassuring confidence and professionalism that will continue through the entire process of selling (or buying) your home. They have a great team that really have their fingers on the pulse of the market and an approach to the process that is really everything a seller or prospective buyer could ask for. They painted a clear picture of the current market giving us all the information we needed to feel confident in our decision. We never felt like they were trying to steer us in one direction or another. Their recommendations on renovations (investments) to the property were efficient, well received and well worth it at closing. Their team of contractors did a great job with the task of updating the unit and even troubleshooting a problem with the heat we hadn't been able to fix ourselves for years! Sandy does a great job of coordinating pretty much anything that needs to be coordinated such as key pick ups, contractor visits or emergency "whatevers". Rodney takes care of getting all that needs to be signed signed with gentle reminders and just the right amount of hounding when needed (in our case plenty!).All that stuff is great but it doesn't mean anything if you're not happy with the results of the process. Obviously Todd and Marcus cannot guarantee you get exactly what you want. What they can do is give you an accurate honest assessment of the market, truthful, thought out answers to any and all questions you may have, suggestions and guidance on how to improve your property for sale, and the ability to make those changes. In the end we were blown away by the offers we received and closed less than 14 days after accepting. Expectations exceeded.

      - Seller review on Yelp
    • I recently worked with Todd to purchase a warehouse conversion (studio) in South Beach. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and was available to answer questions day or night. He knows SF and the market well allowing us to put together a strong offer to close with minimal back and forth.Should I be needing a real estate agent in the future, I'll certainly be working with Todd again.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • Todd is fantastic! He helped us purchase our first home, and I cannot imagine a better experience. He educated us on the market and the process, and he walked us through everything including a ton of open houses. We came very close to bidding a number of times but, thanks to Todd's due diligence into each home and the comparables we had on the neighborhoods, we ultimately held back until we found the perfect place. Todd helped us navigate the extremely competitive San Francisco market to win our dream home without overpaying, and we're so happy with it. He even had our new home cleaned for us before we moved in and sent us a very nice welcome gift. When we sell/buy next we'll definitely work with Todd again. He's amazing.

      - Buyer review on Yelp
    • 4/30/2017Yelp should offer a 6th star. My husband and I were relocating to SF from the east coast and looking to buy our first place-- daunting for any market, let alone the bloodbath that is SF. We found Todd through a friend who swore by him, and he was right -- working with Todd was easily the best decision we've made in this move West. When you meet Todd, it is clear he is a mensch. But beneath the professional, personable charm, Todd is an absolute ninja at navigating the SF real estate market, the kind of guy you want on your side. Some specifics:1. Highly responsive and incredibly patient. Long-story short, we spotted what would become our place while just casually browsing open houses one Sunday. By Monday, Todd had us pre-approved, and by Wednesday, he helped us submit a winning offer. Todd was always 1000% patient with all of our questions. We had ALOT of questions (most of which my husband really wanted to talk through with Todd by phone... like, one by one. Todd is a saint). 2. Candid. When Todd came by the property to see it for himself, we asked his honest opinion on whether we should put in a bid. He initially told us he didn't think it was the right place for us -- refreshing to know he wasn't just going to tell us what he thought we wanted to hear. But after gaming out substantial renovations that would alleviate Todd's concerns for resale while still coming in under our budget, he was persuaded. 3. Knows the SF market inside and out, in ways that will save you money. This being our first home-buying adventure, we didn't know anything. Todd was our sherpa through the bidding process; he helped us craft a bid that took into consideration the quirks of the property, and made a case in the negotiation process that ultimately won us the place without any back and forth. He also helped guide us through an insanely quick, 30 day closing. 4. Has a hugely helpful set of referrals. Todd helped us shop around for mortgage rates, saving us 25 basis points, which will translate into thousands of dollars saved. He arranged for a contractor to meet us onsite to vet our renovation ideas. He also introduced us to landlord tenant lawyers and interior designers. We couldn't have been in better hands throughout. Can't recommend Todd highly enough!

      - Buyer review on Yelp