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The Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Million Dollar Beach Bungalow

It’s official…in San Francisco a million bucks barely buys you an (almost on the beach) beach bungalow…actually you need $1,050,000…and depending on what size waves you’re thinking of surfing at the most popular surf spot north of San Diego, you’ll want to consider ultra custom space-saving racks.

In case you’re wondering, it was listed at $699,000. It is close enough to catch the blowing Springtime Sand, so I guess you can call it a “beach bungalow”.

Surf is not up this weekend in San Francisco (Surprise!), but surely you know a friend with a boat. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Top 20 Overbids, Underbids, and so much more, right here on The Goods.

3434 Rivera, Street, San Francisco [Property Detail Page]

179 Carl Designer Bathroom Featured in California Home & Design

SOLD | 179 Carl | Cole Valley Victorian | $3,200,000

I’m pleased to report the sale of this amazing property, which we were able to get featured not only on SFGate (Cole Valley Queen Anne with fabulous wallpaper for $2.695), but also Curbed (Queen Anne Done Up in Designer Style Looks for $2.695), and possibly even in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens just closed today for a whopping $505,000 over list price at $3,200,000. Considering we were targeting a $2.9-$3M sale, I’d consider this knocked out of the park.

Congratulations to my wonderful clients on an extraordinary Cole Valley sale, as well as to the buyers who are sure to love this amazing home in an epic location.

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Maximum Overbid of the Week | Bernal Heights Fixer Wins Again

It’s Friday! Yeah! (If you’re not a Realtor who works every weekend.) That means overbids, and look at that, another fixer takes the cake. This time it’s 554 Anderson in Bernal Heights, a 2 bed, 1 bath home listed for $549,000 and sold for $920,000. As for the rest of the top 10, I think this is the first time we’ve seen the list not contain one single property over $2,000,000.

Top 10 San Francisco Real Estate Overbids:

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
554 Anderson Street 2/1.00/N/A 10 $549,000 $920,000 67.58%
1397 12th Avenue 2/1.00/ 38 $525,000 $750,000 42.86%
2751 23rd Street 2753 2-4 Units 14 $1,200,000 $1,700,000 41.67%
2077 Jackson Street 2/2.00/301 21 $995,000 $1,220,000 22.61%
933 Stanyan Street 3/2.00/ 9 $1,399,000 $1,700,000 21.52%
264 Grand View Avenue 1/1.00/N/A 37 $998,000 $1,192,999 19.54%
191 Cleo Rand 2/1.50/ 15 $528,000 $630,000 19.32%
566 South Van Ness Avenue 2/2.00/9 76 $795,000 $945,000 18.87%
518 Oak Street 2/1.00/N/A 13 $1,249,000 $1,475,000 18.09%
1535 Oak Street 1/1.00/2 41 $699,000 $815,000 16.60%
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Fixers Take The Cake | San Francisco Top 10 Overbids

If you look at nothing else on these property lists I’ve posted below, have a look at the top 3 overbids…and my gallery of favorite photos.

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Top 10 Overbids of the week:

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
566 6th Avenue 568 2-4 Units 21 $895,000 $1,800,000 101.12%
11 Hiliritas Avenue 2/1.00/N/A 11 $899,000 $1,525,000 69.63%
701 Teresita Boulevard 2/1.00/N/A 20 $699,000 $1,152,000 64.81%
363 Valencia Street 1/2.00/4 7 $995,000 $1,575,000 58.29%
2400 Pacheco Street 2/1.25/N/A 17 $799,000 $1,200,000 50.19%
2070 16th Avenue 2/2.00/N/A 21 $995,000 $1,482,000 48.94%
1072 Noe Street 2/1.00/N/A 8 $1,898,000 $2,800,000 47.52%
578 Elizabeth Street 2/1.00/N/A 0 $1,495,000 $2,200,000 47.16%
331 Connecticut Street 2/1.00/N/A 15 $1,199,000 $1,750,000 45.95%
617 Capp Street 619 2-4 Units 17 $995,000 $1,450,000 45.73%



Notable Sales

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price
1694 York Street 5/3.00/N/A 63 $1,450,000 $1,415,000
39 Boardman Place 1/1.50/304 18 $879,000 $938,000
1810 Green Street 3/3.50/ 45 $2,795,000 $3,400,000
322 Rutledge Street 3/2.50/N/A 34 $1,995,000 $2,000,000
2653 Post Street 2/1.00/ 30 $795,000 $925,000
1911 34th Avenue 2/1.00/N/A 11 $749,000 $750,000
425 1st Street 2/2.00/2702 90 $2,149,000 $2,050,000
16 Jessie Street 0/1.00/407 68 $625,000 $625,500
354 24th Avenue 4/3.00/1 32 $1,295,000 $1,481,321
2542 Sacramento Street 1/1.00/102 23 $679,000 $800,000


Have a great weekend. As always, I’m here to help you, and everyone you know, buy and sell San Francisco/Bay Area real estate. Just give me a shout.

Beautiful 2 Bedroom

SOLD | 220 Mullen | Bernal Heights | $1,015,000

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I’m happy to report my client successfully beat out multiple buyers on this great two bedroom home at 220 Mullen in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood. Listed at $799,000, our original offer was countered by the seller, along with some of the others (we call that “multiple counter offer”), and low and behold, we prevailed. The home is perfect for my client now and in the future.

Congratulations! You deserved this “win” after those other painful losses.

220 Mullen, 2bed, 1 bath, $1,015,000, Bernal Heights [Property detail page]

Ocean Beach Gem

SOLD | 624 46th Ave | Outer Richmond

I am pleased to announce the successful buyer representation on this awesome ocean view home in the Outer Richmond at 624 46th Ave.

The day it came on the market my client sent me a text, and I got him in a couple hours later. While I was standing on the bluff checking the surf, we wrote an offer, I contacted the listing agent, and I presented our offer via mobile device. I went surfing, and by the time I got back on land, our offer was accepted…and why wouldn’t it be!?

Great work and thanks to everyone involved in this sale, particularly my assistant, and congratulations to my buyer that is going to make this one amazing home. I’m totally jealous, and can’t wait to see what becomes of it.

Act fast, go big, and you too can prevail in this insane real estate market of San Francisco.

624 46th Ave, Outer Richmond Buyer Representation

Gorgeous Ocean Views

SOLD (In One Day) | 192 Seal Rock Dr. #2 – Outer Richmond

Remember when I said, “Something tells me this property won’t last long, so don’t drag your feet“? I wasn’t kidding. We put this on MLS Monday for $659,000, received two cash (pre-emptive) offers on Tuesday, and we closed for $735,000 today…not bad for an Outer Richmond 853 square foot, one bedroom TIC.


There is an art to this kind of result when selling a property, and it doesn’t come from throwing a sign up, and opening your front door. If you’re thinking about selling your property, or know anybody else who might be pondering the bags of money they’re sitting on, give me a shout. I’m here to help.

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Top Sales Over Asking In San Francisco For The Last Two Weeks

I get a lot of people in real estate in other markets around the country contacting me and telling me their market is crazy good. I have to nod my ahead and agree, “Uh huh. Yep. That’s impressive.” But really, it’s not. San Francisco real estate is an entirely different beast. Case in point, the most recent overbids:

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
219 Richland Ave 3/1.00/N/A 15 $818,000 $1,250,000 52.81%
1527 Ofarrell St 3/2.00/ 4 $899,000 $1,300,000 44.61%
317 Crescent Ave 3/3.00/N/A 28 $995,000 $1,425,000 43.22%
610 Russia Ave 2/1.00/N/A 13 $599,000 $850,000 41.90%
2909 Jennings St 1/1.00/N/A 8 $190,000 $269,444 41.81%
173 27th St 3/1.00/ 22 $900,000 $1,265,000 40.56%
1223 Bosworth St 2/2.50/N/A 24 $1,495,000 $2,100,000 40.47%
354 28th St 2/1.00/N/A 19 $1,100,000 $1,525,000 38.64%
432 Moraga St 3/2.00/N/A 12 $889,000 $1,220,000 37.23%
755 Mangels Ave 5/3.00/N/A 11 $959,000 $1,315,000 37.12%

In case you’re wondering, yes, we have Underbids too.

Olé!