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…

1771 39th Ave | Sold Off Market | Outer Sunset | $1,650,000


I’m happy to report the successful “off market” sale of this great Outer Sunset home. The market for homes like this is still incredibly strong. If you’re considering a sale in the West Side of San Francisco, we can help. ——- It’s time to ditch the density and head to the beach! This mid-century charmer … Continue reading 1771 39th Ave | Sold Off Market | Outer Sunset | $1,650,000

Richmond / Sunset Real Estate Market Snapshot Is Here


If you live in this area, or aspire to, following us for this information will make you wiser, stronger, better looking, and better suited for life in the Avenues. Or it’ll just help you understand what’s going on in the real estate market. ;-) Before we get to the detailed information about what is available, … Continue reading Richmond / Sunset Real Estate Market Snapshot Is Here

Ernest Born Oceanfront Mid-Century Beach House On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach For Sale


Perhaps one of the most appealing properties on all of the Great Highway, famed Mid-Century modernist Ernest Born’s beach house designed and built in 1949, and its sleek conjoined (by glass bridge) Aidlin-Darling designed ocean-view master suite and tower addition added in 2006 are for sale…and we have your first look inside. Located at 2020 … Continue reading Ernest Born Oceanfront Mid-Century Beach House On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach For Sale

20 Offers But Only 1 Winner | 2527 42nd Ave Finds A Buyer | Outer Parkside | $1,646,000


It was a battle to get this one at 2527 42nd Ave, that’s for sure. With 20 offers on hand for the sellers to choose from, at least 5 of them over $1,600,000 (list price $1,095,000), and me putting this deal together during one of the best snowstorms of the last 10 years (I’m that … Continue reading 20 Offers But Only 1 Winner | 2527 42nd Ave Finds A Buyer | Outer Parkside | $1,646,000

$682,000 Over Asking in the Outer Sunset to End the Year


You thought I was going to let you finish out the year without one final Overbid stunner, didn’t you? I actually tried, but then it didn’t snow (Supreme Leader says it’s cold, so Global Warming is not a real thing), so I was left with a choice of skiing man-made ice, or sit down and … Continue reading $682,000 Over Asking in the Outer Sunset to End the Year

Adolf Sutro Ocean Beach Carriage House Gets Major Facelift And $2.6M Price Tag


For those of you folks that rarely venture to the Outer Lands…and I’m not talking about the restaurant, if you take a trip down the Lower Great Highway, you may have at one point seen this home: You may have also wondered what it looked like inside: And you may have thought, “Meh…wonder what hippie, … Continue reading Adolf Sutro Ocean Beach Carriage House Gets Major Facelift And $2.6M Price Tag