SF Buyers, your best shot in today's market is off-market or upcoming listings
Pretty much everyone understands that the market in San Francisco has really heated up over the last year. It's gotten to the point now where even properties in what used to be fringe/second tier neighborhoods are getting multiple, over asking price offers. So what's a buyer to do?
You could just wait, but there is another option. Your best shot in the this market is getting in to see properties before they ever hit the MLS, and more and more places are going to market this way. It's less stressful for both buyer and seller, and it gives buyers a chance to make an offer without the frenzy of multiple offer chaos.
In many cases more reasonable prices can be obtained, especially when the seller wants some extra consideration - long close, rentback, etc...
It's important to note that an overwhelming majority of agents/brokers don’t have access to these properties, and if you are out of the off-market loop you are missing out on a lot of places as more and more properties are going to market this way.
If you are a qualified buyer and would like access to off market and upcoming properties before they hit the open market you can reach me by cell or email: