• Wednesday , 26 November 2014

Welcome to Oliver’s San Francisco Real Estate Blog!

This is the best San Francisco Real Estate Blog to visit when looking for San Francisco specific information that is frank, compelling, and timely.  You will find details about houses that are not yet even on the market in my Pre-MLS Listings section. You will find answers to questions many buyers and sellers just like yourself are asking: “What is a Probate?”, “What is a Preliminary Title Report?” and “How Do Realtors Price Houses?”.  You can also check out the blog series “Ten Things to Know”.  Everyday I see and hear interesting real estate information that will find its way onto this San Francisco Real Estate Blog.  Check in regularly and always feel free to get a hold of me.

About Me

My name is Oliver Burgelman, and I am a San Francisco Real Estate Broker working for Zephyr Real Estate.  I have been helping clients buy and sell real estate in San Francisco for over 10 years.  In a typical year I will help clients buy and sell 25 to 35 properties. I have an intimate knowledge of the best strategies to compete in San Francisco’s hyper-competitive real estate market, and I have my finger on the pulse of the market! If you have a question about the San Francisco real estate market, just email me. I always try to respond to questions within 1 hour!

I started my San Francisco Real Estate Blog about 4 years ago when it became clear clients wanted a place to find information specific to the local real estate market that they could read and digest at their own pace.  If you are reading this real estate blog, you already know it is very difficult to get true and specific information.  Of course, I am a broker working in the industry with a vested interest in my business, but the intent of my blog is to simply offer readers an insider’s perspective on what I see in the market on a day to day basis.  Answers to real estate questions can sometimes seem to have answers that are less than black and white, and I think it is because there are often several reasons for and conflicting possible solutions to problems that present themselves.  Let’s shed some light on the San Francisco real estate market!

My Promise

My promise to clients is to always tell them the truth to the best of my knowledge regardless of whether it is in my immediate business interest or not.

My strategy is always long term, with an eye on nurturing my relationships far into the future.  I want clients to look to me for the best local real estate information, and I want them to feel confident when they refer their friends and family.

Building Trust for Life

Click on the link below to see some of the listings posted by myself and my business partner Mike Ackerman on our primary listings / search website www.BuildingTrust4Life.com.

Homes in San Francisco Luxury homes in San Francisco Condos and lofts in San Francisco Homes in Noe Valley

Have You Heard about Price Squares?

When you want to get a quick sense of how a neighborhood or sub district is trending, price per square foot can be just the thing to bring the San Francisco real estate market into focus.  Take a look at my website Price Squares and choose any area in San Francisco by double-clicking on the map!

San Francisco Homes Sold 2014

San Francisco Homes Sold 2014

Mike and I had a great year selling real estate in San Francisco in 2014.  The year isn’t quite over and we have two properties in escrow and a condo hitting the market next week; we have been staying very busy!    

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426 8th Avenue Sold

426 8th Avenue Sold

426 8th Avenue, our fixer property in the Inner Richmond between Geary and Anza Street, closed escrow yesterday for $1,200,000.  It was a bit of a strange property with an awkward  layout upstairs but with a large lot and designated RM-1.  Before bringing it on the market we cleared out all the sellers belongings, removed old carpet, refinished the hardwood ...

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Pre MLS Listings November 7, 2014

Pre MLS Listings November 7, 2014

We have a great house coming on the market in the Outer Parkside at 4419 Ulloa Street listed for $679,000.  It will be open this weekend Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM.

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Pre MLS Listings October 31, 2014

Pre MLS Listings October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Here are some great Pre MLS Listings coming on the market in San Francisco.  Take a look below and let me know if you would like more information about any of them

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Pre MLS Listings – October 21, 2014

Pre MLS Listings – October 21, 2014

Check out this weeks Pre MLS Listings for the week of October 21, 2014 including homes in hot neighborhoods like Bernal Heights and Eureka Valley!

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Pre MLS Listings – October 1, 2014

Pre MLS Listings – October 1, 2014

Mike and I have a new listings on this week at 426 8th Avenue. It is a great Inner Richmond Opportunity listed for $849,000. Could be developed into a very large single family home or possibly into multiple units.  

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Pre MLS Listings – September 24, 2014

Pre MLS Listings – September 24, 2014

There are some great properties coming on the market in the next week or two including my listing at 426 8th Avenue! Want more information about a particular neighborhood?  If you notice above on the list of Pre MLS Listings the title “District” you will see the district and sub district information.  for instance 1B, where my listing at 426 ...

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ALERT! San Francisco Prop G

ALERT!  San Francisco Prop G

UPDATE!  Cooler heads prevailed and San Francisco’s Proposition G was defeated at the polls November 2, 2014. In November a dark cloud called Prop G, the “Speculator Tax”, will be on the San Francisco ballot which, if passed, will increase the transfer tax on property owned for less than five years.  It will effect 2-30 unit buildings including single family ...

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Pre MLS Listings – September 9, 2014

Pre MLS Listings – September 9, 2014

The San Francisco real estate summer has come to an end, and inventory is picking up…YAY!  Take a look at this list of Pre MLS Listings.  These are properties that will hit the market in the next week or two that very few people are aware of…yet. The typical year sees inventory rise in early September through Halloween and then ...

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Pre MLS Listings – August 20, 2014

Pre MLS Listings – August 20, 2014

Be the first to know about this single family home coming on the market in Bernal Heights at 147 Bronte Street, and several more homes that won’t go into the MLS until later this week or next week.  This is a great place to find out about Pre MLS Listings each week!

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