As with any profession, there are superstar real estate agents and then there are those notorious realtors who have managed throw shade on the entire industry. Nobody should have to suffer through a home search with an agent who is only in it for their short-term commission.
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Lance King
King Realty
★★★★★

Lance King, the founder and managing broker of King Realty, has lived in S.F. for roughly 30 years and has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years. King has previously created and managed two other successful startups, and has grown his current venture, King Realty, into a successful Bay Area agency. Lance King is among the top residential real estate agents in San Francisco because of his attention to his clients' personal needs, but also due to his experience in construction and development projects. King can help searchers find the perfect home and can give in-depth insights about renovations for fixer-uppers.

Caroline Kahn & David Werboff
Sotheby's
★★★★★

Caroline Kahn Werboff has been in the real estate business for decades. She has a keen eye for matching listings to her clients' needs and is skilled at brokering deals which leave all parties happy throughout a process that can otherwise be a stressful experience. Caroline partnered with her son David Werboff who has himself grown to become one of the best real estate agents in San Francisco. David, a San Francisco native, has uniquely local insights into neighbor-by-neighbor markets of S.F. Together, the Werboffs have been involved with nearly $500 million in Bay Area home sales since 2006 and have been among the top 2% of Sotheby's agents since 2012.

Danielle Lazier
Zephyr
★★★★★

Danielle Lazier has been involved with hundreds of real estate transactions in the S.F. Bay Area since 2002. After originally bringing together a collective of realtors under the name SF Hot List, this entrepreneurial agent formed Danielle Lazier + Associates with the goal of providing the best results through a smooth and painless experience for clients. Lazier has a self-professed passion for realty and uses her keen intuition to find properties that fit her clientele's unique preferences and goals.

Scott Romesburg
Vanguard
★★★★★

Need the most professional real estate marketer in the San Francisco area? Someone who has literally been battle tested as a Captain in the US Army? That someone is Scott Romesburg. Scott has found happiness in the Bay area and seeks to help others find that same happiness in the area. With over 15 years of experience, he has the ability to stage and create the best open homes in San Francisco. He is ready to meet even the highest expectations, often taking the time and effort to surpass them. If you’re looking at purchasing a property, don’t worry. Scott is prepared for that too. Impressing first time, and long time buyers alike with his innovative and professional services.

Calvin Kam
Compass
★★★★★

A proud resident from San Francisco, Calvin Kam is proud of the Bay area and truly finds the lifestyle and scenic views unique and beautiful. Coming from a legacy of real estate professionals, and an impressive education himself, Calvin Kam is suited to tackle even the most challenging residential properties. He prides himself on making personal connections with his clients, often receiving repeat business or referrals from his clients. Available any time day or night, Mr. Kam wants to exceed your expectations while also making a personal connection to ensure you that he is serious about making sure you get the best deal for your residential property in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Doug Carpenter & Eddy Aguire
Zephyr
★★★★☆

Aware of the trials and tribulations of the complex real estate market in San Francisco, Doug Carpenter and Eddy Aguire are the terrific two that will make your residential real estate problems melt away. Their use of innovative and creative estate marketing resources that are uniquely suited for the Bay area is what truly sets them apart from their competition. Even if you don’t know how to begin your process, they are here to answer your questions and customize their techniques to best work for you. Making even your seemingly biggest problems nothing for you to worry about. Doug & Eddy are more than happy to work with you and for you to give you the best property or return on investment the San Francisco residential real estate market has to offer.

Tim Gullicksen
Zephyr
★★★★☆

Starting as an entrepreneur and then becoming a three person team, the people at Gullicksen group, led by Tim Gullicksen, are the self-proclaimed best real estate agents in the San Francisco Bay area. With Gullicksen, you are the boss, the top priority. They know that the real estate market is a tough and tricky business, but they are there for every detail. The people at Gullicksen will work tirelessly to ensure that you are fully informed in the least headache inducing way possible. They will comb through a variety of documents and condense the information so you get the straight facts without the extra noise.

Brandon Kearney
Compass
★★★★☆

When hiring a real estate agent, it is imperative that you go with someone who truly understands the value of the community in which they work. Brandon Kearney shows this by the time that he puts into the San Francisco community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and a variety of other local organizations. Robert provides the most painless and efficient service that keeps you from getting a migraine about something that should absolutely excite you. This international entrepreneur knows the Bay area real estate market, and will work tirelessly to find a way to help you buy or list the best property you can.

Simon Shue
Compass
★★★★☆

Looking at the reviews across the web, potential clients are assured that Simon Shue is never unavailable to answer your questions. This is so important for the San Francisco residential real estate market, as you never know when an important detail is going to completely change the whole deal. Bringing a variety of experience and knowledge to the table, he is able to suit himself to each clients need. Simon’s experience with the local San Francisco area makes him a good tool for clients whether you are deciding to sell or buy.

Canlas Brothers
Coldwell Banker
★★★★☆

Sometimes the real estate market requires a certain tact as well as a unique perspective that isn’t anything that the competition uses. The Canlas Brothers understand what the San Francisco real estate market needs. Offering a level of teamwork that only two brothers would be able to give. They are familiar with both buying and selling real estate in the Bay area and are working hard to raise the bar. Daryll and Neil Canlas are committed to providing the best experience that they can on behalf of both buyers and sellers.

Isabelle Grotte
Compass
★★★★☆

Having been raised in France and travelled the world, you can trust Isabella Grotte when she says that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. She currently resides in the Bay area and seeks to provide knowledge and assistance from her expertise selling and buying real estate in San Francisco. Happy to be in her field, your ideas and recommendations are always at the top of her list of priorities. Also renowned for her polite yet energetic demeanor, this world traveler turned real estate agent is more than able to help the Bay area with all their residential real estate needs.

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