Across the Bay Area, markets have continued to slow and cool. As illustrated in this report, dramatic changes in demand, inventory, overbidding, price reductions, and year-over-year appreciation rates have usually occurred. The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions and Trends August 2022 first appeared on Paragon Specific.Read More
I have worked with a number of realtors over the years, and Gary Johnson proved to be the most outstanding and professional realtor that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Shortly after listing, our apartment developed an unexpected complication due to damage from a nearby unit, and Gary was extremely patient and helpful, updating us on a regular basis, and helping us navigate the repairs process. In all aspects of our listing, from coordinating staging in the very beginning, to a successful close of escrow in the end, Gary went far above and beyond our expectations. On a scale of one to ten, Gary is a ten plus, and we are most grateful that we were privileged to work with him!Ann F.
Your housewarming gift is one of the most absolutely thoughtful gifts I have ever received. Thank you so much for the lovely gesture. With a new kitchen and cooking classes, I am already feeling well on my way to being an excellent cook (I’ll even take decent).
The condo is perfect. You have been a dream to work with. I am so grateful to have met you and to have had your guidance through this process.Keely
It is my great pleasure to recommend Gary Johnson as my realtor of choice in San Francisco. As a San Francisco realtor, I have known Gary for well over twenty years. Since my retirement, I have recommended him many times to clients and friends needing a San Francisco realtor, either for the purchase of property or the sale of their homes, or both. He has, without fail, satisfied their needs and surpassed their expectations. Gary is very knowledgable about current trends in real estate and thorough and professional in his business practice. He pays close attention to details and is always responsive to questions and concerns. When it came time to sell our family home in San Francisco last year, my husband and I naturally chose Gary to represent us. He helped every step of the way to a very successful close of escrow. We were extremely pleased with the entire transaction. Not only is Gary an excellent realtor, he is a long term resident of San Francisco and very involved with the community. Gary enjoys great respect from his fellow agents. He’s a good person to know.Linda J.
In all seriousness, as a friend and former client, you have shown us all how real estate is done – with dignity, professionalism, and candor; qualities that are not nearly as frequently present in this business as they should be. AND with humor as well!Mark Penn
We’ve been so impressed with your business acumen and open communication to the 3 of us.
We appreciate how specific you have been as we have read how detailed you are … listing what needs to be done to the property, leaving nothing unsaid.
Upon our initial meeting, you were so prepared and thorough. The comp listings were handsomely displayed in the booklet. When you left, Doreen, Ivan, and I looked at each other. We were almost speechless. Suddenly I said that we didn’t need to interview anyone else (but of course we did). You did your homework. You put in the time and effort. We appreciated your enthusiasm. As modest as our property is, you made us feel that it could have been a $10M listing. It was so professional and impressive that you responded immediately that evening; plus, each time immediately thereafter when there was correspondence.Eliza Wong
When I decided to move out of San Francisco, some old friends of mine recommended Gary Johnson to handle the sale of my condo. Gary guided me through the process with patience and persistence. When roadblocks appeared, Gary always found a solution. His positive energy went a long way to making this challenging experience pleasurable and rewarding. Thanks Gary for taking such good care.Will Z.
Thank you so much for all of your help over the past several months. We couldn’t have done it without you! It is a great feeling that we were able to move into the house we really wanted, and inwind our properties in a way that really supported out move.Maureen Kohi & Rob Capone
You had an impressive team of professionals to ready our home for sale and it was our pleasure & delight to be part of this team. We were confident all would go well, and our expectations were exceeded! Thank you again!Asa DeMatteo and Tom Brady
As a first time seller in San Francisco, I did myself a big favor by choosing Gary Johnson as my agent. His meticulous and organized approach from the beginning helped me not only gain a realistic expectation for the outcome of the sale, but aided the navigation of the often confusing and stressful process. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again with Gary.Alex Ivanoff
I want to take time, Gary, to thank you for your kind words, and your energy and dedication to our journey. You listen, and you respond with only us in mind. You’re consummately respectful and you have been so patient with our learning curve. WE will certainly recommend you to others.Sue Horst
Gary, I can’t thank you enough for your expert representation throughout the selling process. I know this was not a big money deal for you, but I am quite sure you treated me the same as you do your large deals. Even more important is that I have been able to trust you from the beginning. I have become increasingly jaded over the past ten years and it is rare for me to be able to trust someone the way I could trust you. This is a life changing amount of money for me and I am thrilled with the way the entire process went.
Again, thank you for representing my best interests. Keep doing what you do and don’t forget about those of us at the entry level – we need agents like you more that the big players do.David Sabolish
It has been my life goal to handle awkward and difficult situations with grace and patience, and what I have witnessed is that you possess that same unique talent. So, in short, I want you to know that I have recognized your inherent qualities and you have been appreciated – thank you!Stephanie McKnight
Gary – great job on getting this deal done. It certainly was not easy but I appreciate that you maintained a strong commitment to getting this property sold. I also appreciate the small favors (like meeting movers) that ended up being a very big help. I felt like you were willing to do whatever needed doing which is what I need from my business partners.Bruce Gilpin
Leaning into Market Headwinds, Year-over-Year Appreciation Rate Falls. The impacts of this year’s severe economic headwinds – soaring inflation and interest rates, stock market declines, fears of recession – on Bay Area real estate markets are speeding up. The first effect was on buyer demand (fewer buyers, offers and listingsRead More
Leaning into market headwinds, year-over-year appreciation rate falls. The impacts of this year’s severe economic headwinds – soaring inflation and interest rates, stock market declines, fears of recession – on Bay Area real estate markets are speeding up. The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & TrendsRead More
Sales are declining, and the numbers of active listing and price reductions are increasing. But the homes that are selling are still, on average, selling for well over asking: Median sales prices and year-over-year appreciation rates remain high. The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & TrendsRead More
In April 2022, the Bay Area continued to see appreciation, overbidding and days-on-market reflecting extremely intense demand. But sales are a lagging indicator reflecting offers accepted 3-6 weeks earlier, April sales mostly reflect buyers who locked in mortgage rates before the big late-March/April jumps, buyers highly motivated to buy beforeRead More
Soaring interest rates & housing costs; continuing strong demand, low inventory of house listings and high market velocity. Sales were robust in Q1 for all property types, but the supply of house listings in particular was very low. The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends April 2022Read More
So far in 2022, Bay Area real estate markets appear largely unfazed by higher interest rates, volatility in financial markets, and troubling international events. The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends March 2022 first appeared on Paragon Specific.Read More
2021 was one of the most frenzied real estate markets ever, with buyer demand far exceeding the supply of listings available to buy – and all the usual indicators, including home price appreciation trends, reflected this severe imbalance. As is the normal seasonal trend, listing and offer activity dropped substantiallyRead More
Seasonal fluctuations are common and it’s not unusual for median sales prices to peak for the year in spring Q2. Longer-term trends are more meaningful than short term changes. The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends January 2022 first appeared on Paragon Specific.Read More
November and December typically see very significant seasonal slowdowns in market activity and in January, we will issue our 2021 market review, looking back at what has certainly been one of the highest demand markets in history. The post San Francisco Home Prices, Market Conditions & Trends December 2021 firstRead More