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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!

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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Pre MLS Listings – July 30

Pre MLS Listings – July 30

Two great listings: Inner Mission and Potrero Hill. There are some great listings coming to the San Francisco real estate market later this week including two Mike and I are bringing to market: 2758-2760 23rd Street a two unit building in the Inner Mission listed for $659,000! 542 Vermont Street a two bedroom condo with parking and views in Potrero ...

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Pre MLS Listings – July 16

Pre MLS Listings – July 16

Several condo and loft units this week – Each week you can find Pre MLS Listings  for San Francisco right here before most people know they are coming on the market.  Contact me with questions about any of them, I can usually give quite a bit of info about any of these properties.

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4150 17th Street #29 Open Saturday and Sunday!

4150 17th Street #29 Open Saturday and Sunday!

This weekend our listing at 4150 17th Street #29 will be open Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM.  Come by and take a look! Visit www.BT4L.com for more pictures and information about this wonderful home!

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4150 17th Street #29 Open Saturday and Sunday

4150 17th Street #29 Open Saturday and Sunday

Two car parking!  that’s pretty hard to find in San Francisco.  Our new listing at 4150 17th Street #29 has got 2 car parking.  Come take a look this weekend: Saturday July 19 from 2:00-4:00 PM Sunday July 20 from 2:00-4:00 PM Eureka Gardens 4150 17th Street #29 •  2 Bedrooms •  2 Bathrooms •  Chef’s Kitchen w/ 4 Burner ...

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Pre MLS Property Finder

Pre MLS Property Finder

Almost every week I post a list of San Francisco homes that have not officially come on the market yet.  I’m calling this our Pre MLS Property Finder.  Email with questions about the properties and I can give you extra information I know you will find interesting about the home, the neighborhood, and more. Pre MLS Property Finder

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SOMA Grand 1160 Mission Street #1507 SOLD

SOMA Grand 1160 Mission Street #1507 SOLD

My listing at 1160 Mission Street #1507 just closed escrow for $955,000.  This is a condo in the SOMA Grand luxury high rise.  It is a beautiful condo with exceptional views. Also check out www.SOMAGrandSF.com for more information about other units for sale at the SOMA Grand.

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115 Wool Sold

115 Wool Sold

My listing at 115 Wool Street just closed escrow.  It sold for $1,950,000!  The Bernal Heights market is very hot right now. Update:  115 Wool made it onto Curbed.com:  Bernal Bidding Wars!

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Be The First To Know 6-17-2014

Be The First To Know 6-17-2014

Each week you can find new San Francisco homes for sale right here before they go live on the MLS.  Take a look below for details, and contact me with any questions!  

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