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Find the perfect San Francisco real estate agent

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents.

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 7,330 real estate agents to match you with one who sells homes for $154,489 more on average and 2.0x faster than average agents.


...We found HomeLight, searched for agents with experience, and connected with our agent in one day. She helped us snag a property in a competitive part of town, largely due to her relationships in the area.

Evelyn H

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

Average real estate agents in San Francisco sell a total of 38 properties and each sale takes an average of 59 days. The top 3% of agents, on the other hand, move properties in 30 days, which is 2.0x 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 116.3% of the list price and move homes 29.6 days faster, while average agents make only 104.7%.

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 $103,321 on a home purchase. Top buyer’s agents in San Francisco buy 1.7x 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

See how some of the real estate agents in San Francisco, CA stack up

Kevin Pickett

Sotheby's International Realty

Average Days on Market

34

Average Over Asking

$72k

San Francisco Listings Sold

17

Simon Shue

Zephyr Real Estate

Average Over Asking

$95k

Average Days on Market

42

San Francisco Listings Sold

9

Average Days on Market

32

San Francisco Listings Sold

13

TIC Transactions

0

Shane Ray

Compass

Average Over Asking

$120k

San Francisco Listings Sold

44

Average Days on Market

38

David Tapper

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Average Days on Market

45

San Francisco Listings Sold

11

Condo Transactions

45

Tami Chiu

Coldwell Banker

Average Days on Market

30

Average Over Asking

$14k

Townhome Transactions

12

Ron Abta

Polaris Realty

San Francisco Listings Sold

140

Average Over Asking

$37k

Average Days on Market

51

Average Days on Market

39

Average Over Asking

$26k

Single Family Home Transactions

180

Jodi Campion

Alain Pinel, Realtors

Average Days on Market

45

Average Over Asking

$37k

San Francisco Listings Sold

8

San Francisco Listings Sold

55

Average Over Asking

$130k

Average Days on Market

52

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these San Francisco neighborhoods

Inner Sunset

Active Agents554
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$1,186,127

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 Agents1,050
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$998,070

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 Agents1,053
Time on Market81
Avg. Sale Price$2,188,332

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.


The house was listed on a Thursday night and we had an offer on Tuesday! Thank you HomeLight for recommending such a great realtor!

Lorie D


HomeLight makes the process of finding a great agent who cares so much easier. Will use them again!

Garth M


Realtors can claim anything, but the objective data that HomeLight collects on number of homes sold, price range, and time period, are facts that cannot be challenged.

Shirley S

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 home, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a home in San Francisco, CA.

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 neighborhood?

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.