Top Real Estate Agents in San Francisco

By 

Ben Mizes

Updated 

January 15th, 2021

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Top agents by specialty

Getting a good outcome on your home sale or purchase requires finding a great real estate agent. But with more than 1,433 active agents in San Francisco, CA, that can be easier said than done.

Our team spent 50 hours analyzing 1,130 data points to identify the top 45 local agents across a variety of categories. Use the menu below to view the best San Francisco agents for your situation.

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Top agents in San Francisco, CA for buyers

When selecting the best buyer's agents, we looked for:

  • Frequency with which they worked in the area recently, to understand familiarity
  • Consistent discounts off the list price when representing buyers
  • Positive reviews that indicated a willingness to give you the time and space to make a decision

Top Buyer's Agents
Phone Number
(415) 531-6779
(415) 322-7756
(415) 780-9285
(415) 825-3543
(415) 862-2014

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Top agents in San Francisco, CA for sellers

When selecting the best listing agents, we looked for:

  • Consistent professional photography and well-written listing descriptions
  • An ability to get top dollar for properties and low discounts accepted by sellers
  • Reviews that indicated their willingness to go the extra mile for transactions

Top Listing Agents
Phone Number
(415) 233-6420
(415) 310-1256
(415) 730-3030
(415) 378-8635
(415) 787-4119

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Top agents in San Francisco, CA for upsizing

When selecting an agent that can help with buying and selling we considered:

  • History of handling multiple transactions for a client
  • Record of negotiating good deals for buyers and sellers
  • Specialization in a particular area and price range

Top Agents for Upsizing
Phone Number
(415) 531-6779
(415) 780-9285
(415) 233-6420
(415) 862-2014
(415) 812-7462

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Top agents in San Francisco, CA for investing

When choosing the best agent to help you invest, we considered:

  • Experience working with other investors
  • Knowledge of the local market and any opportunities
  • Reviews that indicated the agent had many connections in the real estate industry

Top Agents for Investors
Phone Number
(415) 780-9285
(415) 630-2208
(415) 906-7831
(833) 941-3053
(855) 338-5856

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Most experienced real estate agents in San Francisco

Choose an experienced agent if you:

  • Expect a complex transaction
  • Need to buy or sell multiple properties
  • Want access to references (like contractors)

Most Experienced
Years of Experience
Phone Number
32
(415) 858-6725
30
(415) 531-6779
25
(415) 730-3030
18
(415) 640-4757
18
(415) 215-1661

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Most active real estate agents in San Francisco

Choose an active agent if you:

  • Need help pricing a property
  • Want to sell or buy on a tight schedule
  • Don’t need too many questions answered

Most Active
Recent Sales
Phone Number
56
(415) 787-4119
54
(415) 966-3375
48
(855) 338-5856
39
(415) 238-7405
38
(415) 735-5867

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Highest rated real estate agents in San Francisco

Pick a highly reviewed agent in your area if you:

  • Worry about going through the real estate process
  • Want to receive exceptional personal service
  • Are buying or selling a home for the first time

Highest Rated
Number of Reviews
Phone Number
52
(415) 815-8843
74
(415) 906-7831
138
(415) 322-7756
74
(415) 316-3286
96
(415) 630-2208

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Agents in San Francisco with the highest transaction volume

Your best choice is an agent with the most sales if you:

  • Have a very unique property
  • Want a large track record to evaluate their performance
  • Need advice on the local market

Most Transactions
Number of Transactions
Phone Number
798
(415) 423-3909
606
(415) 787-4119
481
(415) 812-7462
354
(415) 215-1661
329
(415) 305-3251

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Top multilingual real estate agents in San Francisco

Each of the agents or teams listed below offer services in multiple languages. We recommend asking to speak to someone in your native language and discussing your individual needs before making a selection.

Top Agent
Languages
Phone Number
English, Russian
(415) 531-6779
English, French
(415) 342-5010
English, Spanish, French
(415) 825-3543
English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Greek
(415) 965-8791
English, Cantonese
(415) 779-7848

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San Francisco market trends in Jan 2021

Median home value
$1,158,018
Homes on market
9,736
Median listing price
$999,293
Days to pending
12
Median sale price
$913,333
Based on Zillow data (January 2021)

In San Francisco, CA, the median home value is $1,158,018. However, the median listing price for San Francisco homes is $999,293, and the median sale price is $913,333. On average, San Francisco, stay on the market for 12 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average real estate agent commission in San Francisco?

Nationwide
California
Clever
5.5%
5.0%
3.5%
Based on Clever data (January 2021)

That’s right, if you’re selling in California, you’re paying less in commission than the national average. 

» LEARN: Average Commission Rates in California

Why is it important to work with a top real estate agent?

Key benefits of selling with a top agent
Key benefits of buying with a top agent
Faster sale
Local market expertise
Best possible price
Best possible deal
Access to vetted contractors and service providers
Automatic MLS alerts and early scoop on up-and-coming listings
Less stress and time investment throughout the process
Comfortably navigate the complex home-buying process

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Methodology

Agents Considered
Sales Analyzed
Factors Considered
Hours Invested
140
1,130
10
50

The best real estate agents have a few things in common. They are all experienced, receive frequent positive reviews, get their clients consistent results, and usually specialize in an area, price point, or type of client.

The factors we consider when evaluating top agents include:

  • Experience: The number of years an agent has worked and the number of transactions they’ve completed in that time
  • Reviews: How consistently and frequently the agent receives positive reviews
  • Results: How frequently an agent’s skill set benefits their clients
  • Specialization: The degree to which an agent works within a specific price range, area, or with buyers, sellers, or investors