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Find the Best San Francisco Real Estate Agent

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San Francisco, located right in the heart of the Bay Area, is the fourth largest city in California. It has a diverse population of nearly 900,000 and one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country. Home to artists, techies, entrepreneurs, and many other young professionals, the Golden City offers plenty of excitement.

Top San Francisco Real Estate Agents

There are nearly 8,000 active real estate agents in San Francisco, but only some of them are top performers. The best local agents sell homes almost twice as fast and handle much larger transaction volumes than their peers, so choose wisely. Try to work with an agent at one of these well-respected brokerages:

  • Compass
  • Outsource Relocation Partners
  • Intero Real Estate Services
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale
  • Coldwell Banker Northern California

Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent

In competitive markets like San Francisco's, buyers and sellers can't afford to settle for less than the best. Top real estate agents know how to treat every client like he or she is the only one.

Top Sellers

Top Sellers Agents

When real estate values are high, it can be hard to find qualified buyers within a reasonable timeframe. Top sellers agents make it look easy. They know just what to do to showcase a home's best features, attract buyers, and close the deal in record times.

Top Buyers

Top Buyers Agents

San Francisco has dozens of neighborhoods, and they're all unique. Top buyers agents know each one of them intimately and they make it their mission to help each client find the perfect property.


Real Estate Trends

San Francisco has a reputation for having one of the best-performing real estate markets not just in California, but in the country. While it's common to hear out-of-towners express disbelief about the ability of the market to sustain itself, the reality is that local homes are still appreciating year-to-year.

Average Time on Market

Average Time on Market

The average time on market for San Francisco homes was 61 days in 2020. Don't assume that means it's a buyer's market. The proliferation of ultra-high-value properties in the city is just high, which means it can take some time to find the right buyers.

Median Home Price

Median Home Price

The median home value in San Francisco in 2020 was nearly $1.4 million. It's not uncommon to see luxury homes for sale in San Francisco that cost upwards of $20 million, and almost 50% of local residential properties sell for $1 million, or more.


Property Values/Cost of Living

It should come as no surprise given San Francisco's property values that the cost of living is also high. Best Places assigns it a cost of living index of 269.3 in 2021.


What's It Like to Live in San Francisco?

Life in San Francisco can be whatever people want to make it. The city is fast-paced and exciting, but there are also plenty of places to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic local beauty. San Francisco is alive with history while simultaneously being at the forefront of modern trends and development.

Food Scene

Whether residents are looking for upscale meals or a casual bite to eat, there are plenty of options. Here are a few that can't be missed:

  • Routier
  • Beretta
  • Nopalito
  • The Vault Garden
  • Palm City


San Francisco is as well-known for its amazing nightlife as its delicious food. No matter what residents and visitors are trying to get into after-hours, they'll be able to find the perfect spot. Start with:

  • Arena SF
  • F8 Nightclub and Bar
  • Oasis
  • The Valencia Room
  • Temple Nightclub

Tourist Attractions

Planning to spend some time in the Golden City before making the move to see whether it's really a good fit? Don't forget to check out:

  • Golden Gate Park
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Pier 39
  • The San Francisco Zoo
  • The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Weather Info

San Francisco is comfortably warm through most of the year, with temperatures rarely exceeding 83oF or falling below 39o. Its location right on the bay means that the city is sometimes overcast or foggy, though, so it's worth carrying a good windbreaker.

Walk Score

Like most major cities, San Francisco is very walkable. It has a walk score of 87 in 2021 along with excellent bike infrastructure and public transportation.


San Francisco Schools, Crime

Raising children in a large city poses some unique challenges. Parents want to make sure their children are safe, happy, and have access to a good education.

School Information

There are over 500 schools in San Francisco, including 118 public district schools, 15 charter schools, and 394 private schools. The Bay Area is also home to some of the nation's best colleges.

Crime Rate

The overall crime index for San Francisco is 2 in 2021, but some neighborhoods are safer than others. Lake St / El Camino Del Mar and Ocean Ave / Junipero Serra Blvd have some of the lowest crime rates in the city.

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Top Agents in San Francisco

Every one of San Francisco's neighborhoods is unique, and not all of them offer the same levels of luxury, convenience, and safety. That's why it's important to find a real estate agent who knows the area well. Dwellful can help clients find exceptional agents with no hassle.

Top Agents in San Francisco

Top Agents in Towns Near San Francisco

Have a promising job opportunity in San Francisco, but don't want to live in the city? There are plenty of other destinations within commuting distance. Try contacting an agent in nearby cities like:

  • Berkeley
  • Tiburon
  • Daly City
  • Alameda

Top Agents in Towns Near San Francisco


Want to learn more before starting the search for a qualified agent? Get started by reading through the FAQs below.

  1. San Francisco, CA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis, as of Feb 8, 2021: https://www.fortunebuilders.com/san-francisco-real-estate-and-market-trends/
  2. Cost of Living in San Francisco, California, as of Feb 8, 2021: https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/california/san_francisco
  3. Living in San Francisco, as of Feb 8, 2021: https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/california/san_francisco
  4. San Francisco, CA Crime Rates, as of Feb 8, 2021: https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/san-francisco/crime