Top Real Estate Agents in San Francisco, CA

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 6,688 real estate agents to match you with one who sells homes for $159,608 more on average and 2.1x faster than average agents.

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San Francisco's Housing Market at a Glance

San Francisco is a city where art meets culture, food meets creativity, and urban meets streets lined with old school buildings chock full of character. Every neighborhood reads like a different small city on the 7x7 map. Hippies share zip codes with young tech families and dads push strollers through the bakeries and toy shops of Noe Valley into the eccentric neon of the Castro.

That’s probably why San Francisco’s housing market is so hot. Median home prices increased 10.2% in the past year. The average San Francisco house stays on the market for 56 days. With 758 homes on the market today, San Francisco is a haven for sellers and a competitive market for buyers. Buyers should expect to put up more cash in San Francisco if they want to lock down their dream home here. San Francisco properties typically sell for 103.6% of the list price, and in some neighborhoods houses go for even higher over asking.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in San Francisco

Average real estate agents in San Francisco sell a total of 31 properties and each sale takes an average of 56 days. The top 3% of agents, on the other hand, move properties in 27 days, which is 2.1x faster than the average agent.

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Additional Resources

Read buyer and seller guides, get the best tips from America's top real estate agents, see the latest trends in housing, and learn how to optimize your home sale. Find it all on the HomeLight blog ».

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in San Francisco, CA?

    It's going to depend on the temperature of the San Francisco housing market but we generally 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.

  • How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in San Francisco?

    On average, the top performing 5% of seller's agents generally command a higher selling price (+9%) than the average real estate agent. The top performing 5% of buyer's agents generally save their clients 2.5% more than the average real estate agent at closing. So, whether you're buying or selling your house, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent.

  • Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in San Francisco?

    Always ensure you’re working with a trained, accredited real estate professional. That's the best way to protect you and your property. Every listing agent should be prepared to deliver proof of their license to sell in your area.

  • 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.

  • How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific San Francisco neighborhood?

    Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific San Francisco neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in San Francisco neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (888) 998-1909.

  • What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing San Francisco real estate agents?

    We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your San Francisco real estate agent during interviews.

  • Why should I use HomeLight to find a San Francisco real estate agent?

    HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in San Francisco to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare San Francisco real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.

  • Do these San Francisco real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on HomeLight.com are unaffiliated with us. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. That's how we keep our recommendations objective.

  • What factors does HomeLight consider when evaluating real estate agents in San Francisco?

    We compare real estate agents on a variety of data points in their transaction history. While we can't give away our exact algorithm, we can tell you that 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.

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