Carol Solfanelli | Compass | DRE License # 01347033 | 415-297-7031 |
2022 Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professional
Top 1.5% of 1.6 Million Agents Nationwide

Two Recent Sales – Two Very Different Outcomes!

My recent experiences representing two sellers, one selling a condo and one selling a home and both going into contract at the end of 2022, suggests this current market may be different for condos versus homes, even though the properties are very different. A large upper condo in a 2-unit Edwardian building at 2248 California Street was spacious, on two levels, and had 4 bedrooms with four baths. Its location a block from the hot part of Fillmore Street made

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Just Sold! Buyer Makes a Surprising Return!:)

Back in June, a woman came into my very sweet listing, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with an exclusive deck and garden. Perfectly located at 1879 Green Street in Pacific Heights on the border of Cow Hollow, it was the lower flat of an Edwardian 2-unit building that had tons of curb appeal. The first person to see the condo at my initial open house, she walked in and seemed to “fall in love,” came back two additional times, but she

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Perfect Home for Family Living!

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Would you like to find the perfect home for family living? Peggy Economos and I just brought on the market a pristine Victorian home with a modern flair in Pacific Heights! It has 5 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths. It is perfect for family living with its spaciousness, lovely outdoor area for barbecuing, and two offices with built-in desks and cabinets. The media room is a great place to escape to with a bottle of wine from the temperature-controlled wine

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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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Just Listed in Pacific Heights!

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I just brought on the market a super charming condo in Pacific Heights! It has one bedroom plus an extra smaller room perfect for a study or nursery. This serene unit is located on the top floor of a boutique 6 unit building. There’s a chef’s kitchen which includes a Viking range and a spacious bedroom with a walk-in closet with a custom closet system. The large living room has French pane windows that look down onto a fabulous lush

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Great Time to Buy a Pied á Terre in San Francisco!


If you have been thinking about buying a pied-á-terre in San Francisco, now is the time! According to the Multiple Listing Service (which tracks properties for sale and that have been sold) there has been a decline of 8 to 10 percent in the median price of condos between the 4th quarters of 2019 and 2020.  I recently represented a couple who lives on the Peninsula and they were hoping to buy a condo in the city. What they didn’t realize

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The Latest on Sales in Posh Pacific Heights – 2017 Update!


Pacific Heights is the first neighborhood I lived in when I moved to San Francisco in 1987. As you can imagine, SF was very different then; it had more of a small town feel. My husband, who is from New York, used to sarcastically call it a “cow town.” I guess compared to Manhattan, it was back then, before it became the sophisticated city it is today. We felt lucky to snag an apartment in Pacific Heights with its proximity

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Why It Makes More Sense to Buy Now Than Rent in SF!

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Rents are still very high in SF and prices for properties appear to be stabilizing. Now is the time to buy instead of rent because it is actually less expensive on a monthly basis in some instances to own rather than rent in the city right now. A client of mine rents a two bedroom apartment in Pacific Heights for $8500 a month. For what she pays in rent, she could pay less than that for a mortgage and expenses

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Pacific Heights or Bust!


Some buyers only desire a Pacific Heights address. Tony Pacific Heights sits at the north end of the city, bounded by Presidio Avenue to the west, Van Ness Avenue to the east, Green Street to the north and California Street to the south. In the last twelve months, 30 homes were sold in Pacific Heights for an average price of $7,729,617 averaging 47 days on the market. The most expensive home sold for $31M and the least expensive home sold

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“Offer Dates” Decline and “Offers As They Come” Return to SF

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It feels like a cooler wind is hitting our market. I saw twelve properties of varying price points between $699,000 and $4,700,000 on Broker’s Tour today. They were in the north and south ends of the city, including Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Noe Valley, the Inner Mission and Glen Park. In a hot market, some agents list properties with an “offer date,” a date when offers will be reviewed, to create a sense of urgency and

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