Carol Solfanelli | Compass | DRE License # 01347033 | 415-297-7031 |
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Just Sold!

I recently helped my client, Jonathan, buy a home perfect for him in Eureka Valley. This home at 204 Grand View Avenue is very tastefully renovated inside with a modern look to its chef’s kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room has a cozy fireplace and views of the Bay. The back patio and terraced garden are a delight and exactly where my client wants to entertain his friends. He thanked me for helping him find his first

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Is the SF Real Estate Market Shifting?

Price reductions Fewer offers on the offer date Offer dates with no offers Properties staying on the market longer All of these are signs of a changing market! Last week, I helped two buyers purchase homes in Eureka Valley in San Francisco – one listed for $1.6M and one listed for $4.2M. In each of these situations the seller only received two offers, including my client’s. The listing agent for each home expected to receive more offers based on the

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When An Offer More Than One Million Over the List Price Doesn’t Prevail!:(

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Last week I wrote an offer for clients that was more than one million dollars over the list price. Yes you heard that right – and they didn’t get it! Out of 14 offers, theirs was number 3. How did we get to this point in San Francisco? I had previously heard of one or two properties selling for more than a million dollars over the list price but those were notable exceptions. However, this experience tells me that it

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Floating in the Sky in Russian Hill

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Have you ever thought of owning a view home that looks out onto the city of San Francisco?  I just listed a co-op (see my earlier blogpost for more info about co-ops) that once inside makes you feel like you are floating in the sky overlooking the city. It has an open floor plan that takes full advantage of world-class views across Downtown, Russian Hill and out to the GG Bridge and the Bay. It has two bedrooms and two

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Just Sold – The Challenge of Buying a $2.1M Dream Home!

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In the middle of this crazy SF market, over the last six months I worked with a nice couple and their two children who were looking for their dream home – a 4-bedroom home on the west side of the city, mostly in the Sunset and the Parkside. But as they looked, even with a healthy budget of $2M, they thought that this was not likely to happen so they started to focus on 3-bedroom homes.  However, even then many of the homes they saw that

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Just Sold!

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I recently closed on a listing in Pacific Heights. My listing at 2878 Sacramento Street, Unit 6, was a serene top floor light-filled one bedroom plus condo filled with charm. It was in a great Pacific Heights location! My client had lived there for over 20 years and while she loved living there she was ready to make a move. It had an eat-in chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a Viking range. It

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Happy Buyers – Happy Agent!:)

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I loved working with Rhea and Bobby and I was thrilled to help get them into their first home! Here is what they had to say: “As first time home buyers in this crazy hot SF market, my husband and I knew we would need a rockstar to be able to find our dream home and buy it. We found that rockstar in Carol. With her decades long experience navigating this intense market, her wealth of information shines through, but

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Finding the Perfect Place in an Overheated Market!

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I recently had the pleasure of helping a great couple, Rhea and Bobby, purchase a luxury 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom unit at 3053 California, in Pacific Heights after a long search during the pandemic. We went together to every appointment until they found a place they love. It has a great layout, high-end finishes and is spacious at 2186 square feet.  It was originally priced at $2,095,000 but we were able to get it for substantially less. In this overheated

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How to Prevail in Today’s Sellers’ Market!


In this heated market, an increasing number of buyers are making “all cash” offers where they are able to show that they have enough cash to pay for the home outright, even though the median price of a home in San Francisco is now around $1.9 million – I even heard of a home over $10 million that sold for all cash! In order to be competitive, some buyers “waive” their financing contingency (the offer to buy is “contingent” on

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The Crazy SF Market Continues!


Once again we have an overly heated market in the Bay Area!  I made an offer on a townhome in Pacific Heights for my lovely first-time buyer couple. The list price was $1,695,000, my clients offered $1.9M – and they didn’t get it since there were 8 offers including a winning offer of $2,225,000! Even so, at the same time as accepting the $2,225,000 offer the sellers wanted a back-up, so they made a counter-offer at $1,950,000 to my clients.

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