Maximum Overbid: Summer Slowdown Speeds Right Back Up


Looks like last week’s slow week for overbids was just that: A slow week. This week on SF’s housing front everything is right back to the business of business as usual, with a top overbid that not only cracks 150 percent of the asking but also buried its previous record sale price. 1530 44th Avenue … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Summer Slowdown Speeds Right Back Up

Maximum Overbid: Easy Street


Sometimes no news really is good news. Oftentimes our weekly top overbid has something remarkable going for it: A recent renovation, a hot trend, a strategic price change or recent sale that marks this home as a prime mover. But the number one spot this week, a lovely Marina-esque number from 1931 with three beds … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Easy Street

‘Maximum Overbid’: The Sunset’s Millions


Over on the Richmond Review, we wrote this week about how San Franciscans, both homeowners and renters alike, tend to stay in one place in the western neighborhoods more often than for the city at large. But that’s got to be getting harder for at least some of the home-owning class, because the temptation to … Continue reading ‘Maximum Overbid’: The Sunset’s Millions

Maximum Overbid: A Sunset Home For a Pac Heights Price


Today’s lesson: How to make $3 million in just ten easy days. Or was it actually five years? Or more than that? It depends on your perspective. Certainly the number is right: Our top overbid for the week, a four bed, three bath Outer Sunset setup at 1591 43rd Avenue closed a deal this week … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: A Sunset Home For a Pac Heights Price

Maximum Overbid: Where In SF Can You Find a Million-Dollar Listing?


The Bravo show Million Dollar Listing has been a consistent hit for about a decade now, but its San Francisco spin-off lasted only one season. Maybe the problem was the title: In SF, a million-dollar listing is probably selling itself short. That was the case with this week’s top overbid, a two bed, two bath … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Where In SF Can You Find a Million-Dollar Listing?

Maximum Overbid: Doubling Your Money In Just Nine Short Years


San Francisco is always changing: For example, there’s the case of this week’s top overbid, a two bed, one bath Outer Sunset beach house at 2142 44th Avenue. The final sale price of more than $1.45 million is well over 162 percent of the asking price from the end of February–a mere $895K. Again, this … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Doubling Your Money In Just Nine Short Years

Maximum Overbid: Someone Else’s Payday


Flipping a fixer can be a formula for a quick payday, but it turns out there’s an even easier way to score a big deal, if you’re lucky enough. This week’s biggest overbid is 1787 48th Avenue, an Outside Sunset house right on the edge of the recently acclaimed Great Highway that listed for nearly … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Someone Else’s Payday

Maximum Overbid: Stuffed With Thanks


This being a short week with a holiday, you’d imagine it wouldn’t be as busy on the homes front. And you’d be right; whereas an average of 161 homes closed each week in 2021 thus far, for the past seven days it was just 91. With things a little bit quiet, maybe this is an … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Stuffed With Thanks

Maximum Overbid: Sunset Surprise


Overbids are entertaining, but skeptical housing watchers always have to wonder whether they’re the result of real market forces or just canny sellers pricing low (although arguably the latter IS a market force–just not necessarily one we account for a lot of the time). It’s always more fun to imagine that the top seller for … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Sunset Surprise

Maximum Overbid: Did a Castro Condo Sell For $165 Million? (Spoiler: No, But We Can Dream)


Ordinarily the phrase “Maximum Overbid” is a figure of speech, but in this case it’s seemingly quite literal, as we have indeed recorded seemingly the highest overbid in the history of San Francisco; a shame it’s too good to be true. As you can see from the table below, 336 Cumberland Street, an enterprising Castro … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Did a Castro Condo Sell For $165 Million? (Spoiler: No, But We Can Dream)

Maximum Overbid: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet


Here’s an overbid riddle for you: When can being just average also make you the best? The answer: When you’re selling a home like 1826 23rd Avenue, far and away our top overbid for the week after closing for more than $1.52 million from a $899K asking price, a margin of well over 69 percent. … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Maximum Overbid: Riding Into the Sunset


Another week, another shockingly high San Francisco western neighborhoods overbid–or at least that’s how it feels sometimes. This week’s number one overbid is once again an Outer Sunset prospect, a three bed, two bath house at 2026 47th Avenue that originally listed for $995K but closed this week for $1.6 million, a spike of more … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Riding Into the Sunset

Maximum Overbid: The Telltale Bargain


When is a bargain not quite what it seems? When it turns into an overbid instead. That’s what happened with this week’s top overbid at 2358 41st Avenue. This two bed, one bath, Outer Sunset setup listed for $1.09-plus million less than two weeks ago, advertised as a “great price,” and closed out for $1.5 … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: The Telltale Bargain

SF Overbids All Top $1 Million


It’s getting harder and harder to buy a house for less than $1 million in San Francisco, but that’s not necessarily anybody’s fault. In the examples of this week’s overbids, several sellers initially priced their offerings at under seven figures, only for bidding to push the final cost up over that mark. Of course, in … Continue reading SF Overbids All Top $1 Million

SOLD | Sunset District | Off Market


When the real estate market in San Francisco, especially San Francisco’s Sunset District, is as crazy as it is, you gotta know where to find opportunity and know when to strike, and strike quickly. Happy to report yet another off market find for my buyers, and successful close of a long and painful lender process. … Continue reading SOLD | Sunset District | Off Market

Outer Sunset Gold, Overbids, and More…


Wow what a week! And you all know I’m not talking real estate, so why don’t we take our mind off the election for a second and actually do talk real estate. Kicking things off, I have a new listing in the Outer Sunset that is pure gold. You may have seen it quietly pop … Continue reading Outer Sunset Gold, Overbids, and More…