The new S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for April 2014 came out today and it showed another bump in home prices for the 5-county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area. For homes in the upper tier of home values – as most of San Francisco’s are – prices are up approximately 17% in the past 12 months and up 41% since the recovery began in early 2012.
Based upon what we are seeing on the ground in the market, we expect another bump in the May Index, which will come out at the end of July.
If you are looking for a realtor to both sell and project manage the sale of a house in San Francisco, go with Gary! My sister and I needed to clean out, update, stage, and sell the house that our parents had lived in since 1956. Without Gary, this would have been an overwhelming ordeal. He assisted us in getting through the mountains of items to find the things we needed to keep, arranged transportation of the items to a storage unit, cleared out all of the other items, designed and supervised both interior and exterior updates, staged the house, and sold it in 4 days of putting it on the market. We interviewed several realtors, but Gary was the only one who really understood the mid-century aesthetic of the house and would do an update to preserve the unique character, highlight the views, and emphasize the expansion potential. He recommended the minimal updates needed and priced the house to attract buyers, resulting in one of the highest price per square foot sales in the neighborhood. Gary is the best!
“This was the first sale of a house for me. By hiring Gary, I didn’t have to worry about anything. The deal went very smoothly as did the purchase of my second home. I would definitely list my property with Gary again. I have also referred him to many of my family members, colleagues and friends.”
“I highly recommend Gary Snow as an outstanding real estate agent. Gary helped me buy my first property in San Francisco, and he did an excellent job of explaining the nuances of the market and the specifics of different neighborhoods. He really listened to my concerns and made it possible for me to purchase the right property at the right price. If you are buying or selling, Gary Snow knows San Francisco real estate and knows how to get things done!”
“Gary is the consummate real estate professional. After meeting him, we stopped searching for an agent. We knew we were in exceptional hands and we weren’t wrong, Gary delivered! He is, and will continue to be, our real estate agent of choice. Thank you Gary!”
“There are many agents to choose to work with. However, Gary stands out above the rest. He is not only dedicated, but also compassionate and professional manner. A realtor with a real heart and a mind for business. He maneuvered us through the pitfalls of selling our first home. We proudly recommend Gary to all our family, friends and acquaintances.”
“Gary will be dedicated and committed to your every need during the process of buying or selling your home. His drive, energy, and knowledge of the industry will insure that you get the best deal in a market that is constantly in state of change.”
“Gary was very knowledgeable about our area and well prepared for everything – beginning with our first meeting. His initial marketing piece about our property impressed us very much, even more once he added in his personal presentation. Gary is enthusiastic, but not in an overtly salesman way, which made us comfortable with him. He was able to give us his credentials without giving us an ego. When he walked through our home, we felt his interest and noticed him studying it. He made suggestions for preparing to go on the market that were realistic and promised to be completely involved in the sale, as was evident in his reason for not using lockboxes.”