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Top San Francisco real estate agents

This city by the Bay is one of the most competitive housing markets in the US so you need one of the best real estate agents in San Francisco. HomeLight analyzes all of San Francisco’s 8,253 real estate agents to match you with one who sells homes for $156,494 more on average and 1.9x faster than average agents.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in San Francisco stack up

Kevin Pickett
Keller Williams Peninsula Estates
About Kevin

Kevin Pickett has spent almost his entire life living in the Bay Area. He brings a uniquely diverse real estate background to Keller Williams Peninsula Estates. Prior to becoming a full-time sales consultant in 2011’, Kevin was a licensed CA state appraiser covering nine Bay Area counties. His experience as an appraiser arms his clients with a knowledge that few realtors possess. Kevin is able to perform the most critical, detailed analyses when determining the value of a home within the local residential market. Kevin is well networked among the local real estate community and is always up to speed on the San Mateo and San Francisco County markets. These relationships with other real estate professionals, a local market knowledge, and attention to transactional detail, empower his clients to achieve the highest level of real estate success. Kevin believes in fostering meaningful relationships which extend far beyond a listing or escrow period. He hopes to achieve clients for life, and the only way to accomplish this is through extraordinary, concierge-style customer service. Kevin believes in educating his clients throughout the real estate process so that sound investment decisions can be made as a collective unit.

Single Family Home Transactions
28
Condo Transactions
13
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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C.M. Foo
Compass
About C.M.

Since buying his first house in 1988. CM fell in love with real estate. Since obtaining his first real estate license in 1991, CM has been investing in San Francisco real estate while working full time in Silicon Valley. When he retired from a rewarding high tech career in 2005, it is only natural that CM pursues his passion in real estate. In the past 13 years, CM has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers. As a consistent top producer, CM’s success can only be attributed to his passion in real estate and his dedication to his clients. Whether you are selling a $1M condo or buying a $10M mansion, CM has the experience and the skills to make every transaction a pleasant and rewarding experience. CM’s real estate experience: - Licensed in California since 1991. - Consistent top producer. Active member of Top Agent Network. - Owner of 5 residential buildings in San Francisco. - Experienced in fixer-upper and renovation. - Expert in pre-sale staging, marketing and contract negotiation.

Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Ben Strock Team
eXp Realty of California, Inc.
About Ben

At Strock Real Estate, we strive to exceed your expectations of a Realtor. We always do business in an honest manner with the highest level of integrity. It is of the utmost importance that we put our clients’ needs ahead of our own. We listen to our clients’ goals and sacrifice our self-serving interests in the process. Strock Real Estate opened its doors in 2007 and operates as a team. By supporting each other, we can offer our customers a higher quality of service than would be achievable as individuals. With more than one set of ears, we are always paying attention to the small details, so we achieve an overall greater performance. We treat all of those we interact within a manner that would make our parents’ proud. Our commitment to our clients extends far beyond the close of escrow, and we pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships that we develop with our clients.

Ben's reviews

"First rate."

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Townhome Transactions
11
Single Family Home Transactions
91
Condo Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jennifer Rosdail
Jennifer Rosdail Real Estate Sales, a KWSF Partner
About Jennifer

I am great at my job because I can’t get enough of San Francisco - the people, the neighborhoods and, of course, the intricacies of our housing market. I have made a lifelong study of the trends, neighborhoods, and life of this city and I write about them on my blog at Living415.com. I’ve even named a neighborhood. The results of this enthusiasm are incredible: I have consistently been in the top 1% of San Francisco Realtors, and in 2017 I was in the top 10 agents in the city out of 4700 (for closed transactions; #21 in terms of closed dollar volume). This helps my clients because the more transactions I do, the more data points and relationships I can leverage to get their business done.

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"Jennifer did a great job helping me view several sites, pointing out the pros/cons, then helping me ..."

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TIC Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
56
Single Family Home Transactions
61
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Patrick Lam
Century 21 Realty Alliance
About Patrick

#1 CENTURY 21® Producer in the Northern California in 2008, 2009 #1 CENTURY 21® Award-Winning Team in the Northern California in 2011, #5 NATIONWIDE in 2013, 2016. #6 NATIONWIDE in 2012, 2015 #2 CENTURY 21® Award-Winning Team in the Northern California in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. #8 NATIONWIDE in 2011, 2014 #3 CENTURY 21® Producer NATIONWIDE in 2009 (91,000+ Agents Nationwide) GRAND Centurion CENTURY 21® Producer in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Agent Network (TAN) - Verified Top 10% real estate agent in San Francisco & San Mateo County

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"Excellent service. Went way above and beyond. I was especially difficult during escrow and almost ba..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
39
Condo Transactions
8
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Anthony Navarro
Harper Real Estate
About Anthony

Anthony Navarro’s intuitive yet data-driven approach has earned him many accolades, such as the Best of HomeLight Award 2018, which placed him in the top 5% of agents nationwide. In 2020, he was named a HomeLight Elite Agent, which is only awarded to the top 1% of agents in the nation. This designation allows his sellers to trade in their houses when moving up or downsizing and gives his buyers more negotiating power with the ability to make all-cash-offers. Always an early adopter who stays on the leading edge, Anthony has also partnered with Harcourt’s Auctions, an elite auction house for non-distressed homes that boasts a 31% higher success rate and 6-8% higher prices than the MLS. Anthony’s broad range of experience, vast professional network, and in-depth knowledge of the economic principles that drive real estate sales have placed him in the top 1% of San Francisco agents since 2005. Not surprising, as the San Francisco native has been honing his seemingly innate talent since he was a child. Anthony first learned about real estate from his parents, who were successful investors, and has long maintained a thriving national personal real estate portfolio. Though he specializes in luxury properties and investments, Anthony has guided hundreds of Bay Area buyers, sellers, and investors to success in all markets. Outside of real estate, Anthony devotes time to his two daughters. He named Harper after his eldest because of her exuberance and passion for life — two qualities they share. When not with his family or clients, Anthony volunteers with San Francisco Seals Soccer, an organization that provides opportunities to young players from all economic backgrounds. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley.

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"Two months ago I bought a condo in San Francisco. Anthony was my agent. He was extremely helpful, h..."

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Condo Transactions
15
TIC Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
24
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
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Andrea Swetland
Vanguard Properties
About Andrea

Since becoming an agent in 1993, Andrea has been a leader in the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area residential real estate market. She has closed over $700M in sales, is currently ranked in the top 1% of all local agents, and has earned a well-deserved reputation for exceptional customer service. It’s a testament to the strong relationship that she builds with each client that over 85% of her deals come from repeat business and referrals. As a San Francisco native, Andrea brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to neighborhood trends and market conditions. Combined with her strong industry reputation, collaborative relationships with other agents, and extensive training including a Mastery of Negotiations at USF, Andrea is able to offer her clients a distinct advantage when it comes to finding their dream home. Seeking to grow her philosophy of customer-first real estate, in 2016 she founded WelcomeHomeSF with her husband and business partner. Under Andrea’s guidance, mentoring, and leadership, her team of real estate experts have quickly become known for their excellence in customer service and performance. In just two years they have already been recognized as a Leading 100 team in the San Francisco Bay Area, earning a distinguished 88th ranking from The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco and San Francisco Magazine in partnership with REAL Trends. Andrea and her team are true client and community champions, are always striving to earn the trust of everyone they work with, and are dedicated to relentlessly pursuing the best results. Andrea was recently elected by her peers to a three-year term as a Director on the Board of The San Francisco Association of Realtors, and she is an extremely active member of The Junior League of San Francisco. Andrea is also a proud member, former Treasurer and President Elect of The San Francisco Chapter of The Women's Council of Realtors. In addition, she served as a panelist on KGO 810's Real Estate Clinic for almost two years and appeared in the Season Premiere of the HGTV Program House Hunters’ “Coast to Coast” episode on January 1, 2003

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"I have only had fantastic experiences with this very seasoned, smart and reliable agent. She works h..."

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TIC Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
20
Single Family Home Transactions
12
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Craig Ackerman
Proof Real Estate
About Craig

For nearly 20 years, Craig Ackerman has been adding value to his clients’ home sales. He likes to present options for broadening a property’s appeal through quick, strategic cosmetic resurfacing. Most clients follow his plan, allowing him to deliver the highest possible selling price. He often sets new price records in a neighborhood. “But I don’t specialize in any particular district,” he points out. “My best practices apply everywhere, and I consistently sell homes with more offers and for more money throughout the Bay Area.” A lifetime in home transformation and real estate He started as a kid in the family business, working alongside his brother and father as they painted, replaced faucets, installed countertops and cleaned up landscaping — prepping New Jersey homes to rent or sell. Craig developed a keen sense for where to spend to attract buyers and how to negotiate so everyone wins. Since then, he has earned a contractor’s license; has bought, refurbished and sold his own homes; and has guided the refresh of hundreds of San Francisco and Bay Area client properties. To his great satisfaction, he’s helped homeowners, investment property owners and developers, generating millions in additional profits for them. His accomplishments include: • 500+ Bay Area real estate transactions completed • Top Agent Network, verified member since 2012 • Five Star Agent Award for customer service, last seven years • Former licensed contractor • Author, “Selling Grandma’s House” • Certified New Home Specialist • Residential Construction Certified International sensibility After college and before Craig landed in California, he spent 10 years in Asia, managing sales of commercial flooring to Fortune 500 companies for Milliken. He often grabbed a hard hat and met with the designer and architect in a half-built high rise before the window glass was even installed. Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China. Craig enjoyed working with people across borders and absorbing cultural nuances. He also acquired sophisticated marketing, team management and interior design skills that have served him and his clients all through his professional life. On the personal side Above all, Craig is a family man and loves spending time with his wife and young son, from hanging out at home to travel and Little League games.

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"My mother passed and left a 3rd party trustee in charge of her estate. We needed to sell a tear dow..."

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Condo Transactions
16
Single Family Home Transactions
36
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Shelley Trew
Vanguard Properties
About Shelley

Shelley is a real estate agent with Vanguard Properties. Shelley has been in the real estate business for 17 years. Shelley has sold 55.13x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We’ve recorded data for 245 of Shelley’s transactions. Shelley most often represents the seller (77% of the time), but he also has experience representing the buyer side of transactions, with 76 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Shelley’s real estate experience: - Shelley recently sold one home for $3,750,000. - Shelley is skilled in fast home sales: he has listings that have sold in as little as 0 days. - Shelley is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - Shelley is a top negotiator: he consistently sells homes above their list price. HomeLight has data on 243 transactions Shelley has done in San Francisco. Shelley ranks in the top 1% of agents in San Francisco. Shelley has closed 235 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Ron Abta
Polaris Realty
About Ron

Customer Service Philosophy I am 100% customer service driven while also providing a keen business sense garnered from my Economics degree from Berkeley and MBA from Stanford. I have been around real estate my whole life with my mother being a real estate developer, my father being a mortgage broker, and my in-laws being Realtors in the East Bay. I am proud to be ranked in the top 5 of all real estate agents in San Francisco (out of over 4,000 agents), having completed over $1 billion in closed transactions. My strong suits: patience; no pressure approach; deep quantitative analysis skills; and always putting my clients first. I stand for integrity and strong business ethics and hope to put my real estate expertise to good use for you in the near future.

Ron's reviews

"Ron was great!"

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Condo Transactions
13
TIC Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
13
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Find your perfect real estate agent in San Francisco

Why you need a top real estate agent in San Francisco, CA

Average real estate agents in San Francisco sell a total of 44 properties and each sale takes an average of 60 days. The top 3% of agents, on the other hand, move properties in 31 days, which is 1.9x faster than the average agent.

Top Seller's Agents

When compared to the average seller’s agent in the Bay, the best seller’s agents make their clients 115.7% of the list price and move homes 29.32 days faster, while average agents make only 104.3%.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

SF’s best real estate agents save buyers $102,984 on a home purchase. Top buyer’s agents in San Francisco buy 1.8x as many homes as the average buyer’s agents because they know how to negotiate in San Francisco’s competitive real estate climate.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in San Francisco, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.7 stars

Top real estate agents in San Francisco score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical San Francisco agent who scores only 3.7 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in San Francisco and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for San Francisco real estate agents and REALTORS

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Tracy Dietlein
Compass
Dec 14, 2020

“Tina Hancock is the BEST real estate professional you're ever going to find! I was nervous about selling my home because I'd never done it before, and thankfully, she was with me every step of the way. From preparing for the sale, to staging, through the selling process and beyond, Tina was suppor...“

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Sheryll Rea
Journey Real Estate
Sep 04, 2021

“Corey was everything we needed in a real estate agent. He was very knowledgeable, communicative, and was always available to either tour houses or if we had some random question, he replied immediately. He went over and beyond and not once did he pressure us into buying a home that was not quite rig...“

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Amy Lou Mummert
SAVOIA REALTY LLC
Jun 23, 2021

“Richard was an excellent realtor when we were searching for a new condo in a tough market. Always available to show us a listing or offer advice, he helped us navigate the new world of HOAs and helped educate us on what to expect and what to look out for. We highly recommend Richard for your next ...“

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Anthony Jayakoddy
Asj Real Estate Investments
Jan 12, 2021

“My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to send our sincere gratitude for the impeccably successful execution of a highly unlikely real estate transaction. We asked for a very tall order and he delivered on every front. We knew that our 1031 Exchange was going to be a challenge, but he nev...“

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SD
Perisson Real Estate, Inc.
Jun 30, 2021

“We have used Jean on several real estate transactions. She is GREAT! What sets her apart from many of her colleagues is her tenacity in getting the job done until the very end (even after the sale has closed and there are still details to follow up on)... She is also pleasant, market knowledgeable...“

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite San Francisco neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in San Francisco, top agents are frequently doing deals in Inner Sunset, Mission, and Pacific Heights.

Inner Sunset

Active Agents566
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$1,204,144

Home to Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, the colorful tiles on the 16th avenue steps, and cozy eats like Park Chow and Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company, the Sunset District is one of the only neighborhoods in San Francisco that is relatively flat. Affordable housing and mellow streets make this a great spot for families.

Mission

Active Agents1,088
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$1,029,435

Chow down on orange Papalote salsa, munch on a quiche at Tartine, absorb the sun and street art while you spoon ice cream from Bi-Rite on your way to lounge with the masses at Dolores Park. Rowdy nightlife, delicious food, an eclectic beat and vibrant murals make the Mission a favorite spot for SF’s fresh out of college demographic.

Pacific Heights

Active Agents1,071
Time on Market81
Avg. Sale Price$2,197,671

Pac Heights boasts the most expensive houses in San Francisco. Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Palace of Fine Arts and killer hills, shops and eats down Fillmore St, and intricate classic Victorian styles create its posh personality. Families flock to great private schools in the area. You’ll pay big bucks but here your home is a one of a kind place.

Find top real estate agents in cities near San Francisco, CA

Oakland

Active Agents4,665
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$759,000

Richmond

Active Agents1,792
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$540,000

Hayward

Active Agents2,996
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$666,750

Berkeley

Active Agents1,349
Time on Market36
Avg. Sale Price$1,245,000

San Mateo

Active Agents2,433
Time on Market38
Avg. Sale Price$1,300,000

Daly City

Active Agents1,596
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$1,010,000

Redwood City

Active Agents1,560
Time on Market39
Avg. Sale Price$1,509,000

Novato

Active Agents1,367
Time on Market71
Avg. Sale Price$820,000

San Rafael

Active Agents1,334
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$1,099,000

Castro Valley

Active Agents1,545
Time on Market44
Avg. Sale Price$828,000

Walnut Creek

Active Agents2,226
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$750,000

San Leandro

Active Agents2,013
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$670,888

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in San Francisco?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in San Francisco?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in San Francisco, CA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in San Francisco?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in San Francisco to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in San Francisco is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in San Francisco?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in San Francisco work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a San Francisco real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in San Francisco to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare San Francisco real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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