Top 10 Underbids | A Medley Of Sorts

When I peruse these top 10 Overbid and Underbid lists that we crank out at The Goods for all of our clients (myself included), I often sit and wonder what is more of a story:

A) The ultra modern residence at 748 Treat that clinched this week’s top Underbid spot by selling for nearly 7% below asking (not much of a story here),
B) The big ticket sale at 3876 Clay, which, although sold for under asking, still sold for $1300+ per square foot (I vividly remember the days we started seeing $1000/square foot on the radar, which now seems like a distant memory),
C) What you get for under $700,000 in San Francisco in the single family home category, or
D) How when we live in small spaces that are insanely expensive some of us are forced to store our “wine cellar” next to our shoes.

Regardless, it’s all good information, provides you some insight into the market, your neighborhood, San Francisco, and what you have to do to get your foot in our Real Estate door, or that now might be a great time for you to get out. Food for thought, on a weekly basis…

Top 10 Underbids San Francisco

Address BR BA Parking List Price Sold Price Underbid
748 Treat Avenue 4 3.50 1 $2,199,000 $2,050,000 -6.78 %
326 Noriega Street 4 3.00 1 $1,475,000 $1,400,000 -5.08 %
3876 Clay Street 4 2.50 2 $4,175,000 $4,035,000 -3.35 %
2107 16th Avenue 2 2.00 1 $930,000 $900,000 -3.23 %
3305 Broderick Street 3 3.50 1 $3,150,000 $3,050,000 -3.17 %
68 McCoppin Street 1 1.00 1 $749,000 $728,000 -2.80 %
1750 Taylor Street 2 2.00 1 $2,695,000 $2,627,625 -2.50 %
8 Buchanan Street 2 2.00 1 $1,155,000 $1,130,000 -2.16 %
718 Joost Avenue 1 1.00 0 $695,000 $680,000 -2.16 %
355 Grove Street 5+ unit 5+ unit 1 $5,988,000 $5,860,000 -2.14 %

Have a great day!


March Madness Starts Early In San Francisco | Overbids That Will Make You Freak

On this rainy March Friday as you sit and wonder about the world outside, what better than some jaw-dropping Overbids to rattle your mental cage.
Top of the list this week is 4027 Clement Street, a very awesome little house in the Outer Richmond with a certain “je ne sais quoi” that took it next level overbidding madness (when someone loves it, they love it), and as a result it sold for 63% over asking at $1,625,000 from a $998,000 list price…that’s $627,000 above for all of you math challenged individuals or non-residents of San Francisco that find that kind of math simply absurd (it is, really). Rumor has it 17 offers came in (that leaves 16 buyers still looking for something like this if you have something to sell), but it was that one person that just had to have it, and that’s often the case.

Speaking of buyers that “had to have it”, I thought the recent listing I just closed in Cole Valley at 179 Carl that sold for $505,000 over would at least make the top 10…alas, it didn’t even make the top 20. Chew on that for a little while…

Top 10 Overbids of the Week, San Francisco:

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
4027 Clement Street 3/2.00/N/A 8 $998,000 $1,625,000 62.83%
2055 20th Avenue 2/1.00/N/A 16 $598,888 $952,000 58.96%
3373 22nd Street 4/3.50/N/A 8 $2,450,000 $3,475,000 41.84%
1115 Rivera Street 4/2.00/N/A 7 $995,000 $1,380,000 38.69%
2234 38th Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 35 $849,000 $1,150,000 35.45%
479 Texas Street 2/2.00/1 9 $1,049,000 $1,385,000 32.03%
832 Page Street 2/1.00/ 12 $1,050,000 $1,377,500 31.19%
115 Dalewood Way 3/2.00/N/A 7 $1,195,000 $1,550,000 29.71%
2075 Sutter Street 2/2.00/215 14 $995,000 $1,275,000 28.14%
271 27th Street 2/1.00/ 7 $1,050,000 $1,300,000 23.81%

There you have it, March Madness and overbids that will make you freak. The market is cooling, for sure ;-)

Have a great weekend, we’re here to help you buy or sell when the time is right.

[Editor’s Note: Overbids are calculated on a percentage basis, not dollars over.]

Please Remove Drying (Marijuana) Plants When Selling Home

Dried herbs, or drying (pot) plants? It certainly can’t be helping the sale of 442 Detroit, but it might be helping the occupants cope with a declining market, or pending eviction.

Regardless, it’s “two for one” on this home, so you better get it while supplies last…the homes that is.

442 Detroit [MLS]

[Disclaimer: Of course we don’t know whether that is pot or not, and we’re not saying it is, so don’t get your panties in a bunch.]

Sub 400k at 380 Monterey (#101)

It’s not very often we point out the sub $600,000, let alone the sub $500,000 San Francisco real estate market, because it’s not the most common sale in San Francisco, but what about the sub $400,000 market? It exists, albeit very minimally, and 380 Monterey #101, a 1 bed, 1 bath, 668 square foot condo in the Sunnyside is a perfect example of what you can get…it’s still close to $600/square foot, but it will only set you back $390,000.

For those that always wonder, original asking price was $449,000, so this does support the doomsday theory that more properties are selling under asking and the bottom is falling out, even if it was priced too high in the first place. Get to the right price and 95% of homes in San Francisco will still sell.

380 Monterey #101 [MLS]

Sunnyside [Tour de San Francisco (real estate) in the Sunnyside]

149 Mangels, the $524,000 “dump” that slid away…no fault of the property.

The money Realtor quote, “We just sold this dump for $125,000 over asking price! Imagine what your property is worth!” That dump was “built in 1909 and completed in 1910 for $750”, came on the market for $400,000 (memory tells me it was actually $399k), and sold for $524,500.


In case you missed the article regarding 149 Mangels (that dump), the do-it-yourself foundation replacement that recently went a little…downhill, we thought we’d take this opportunity to again remind you of the importance of hiring qualified professionals to do your foundation work, but only you can make sure all the disclosures are read in detail.

149 Mangels…Still a Story, but Not a House (Demo begins)


The media is having a field day with this one…as expected. We are too. ;-) And of course we’re waiting to see who spins this into a “the market has crashed” metaphor.
Hopefully, this will uncover a lot of the red-tape necessary to get anything accomplished with regards to renovating or doing any work to one’s home.

CBS 5 Story [CBS News]
149 Mangels: Before, after, and what could have been [sfn BLOG]