It feels kinda funny calling $4.5M a deal, but this is SF… Big homes that work well and are in good condition are not a dime a dozen!

If it fits your budget, this one is a real prize.

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Choosing Your Realtor in the San Francisco Bay Area

With over 5,000 real estate agents in the city of San Francisco alone, at well over 100 real estate companies big and small around the Bay, your choice of San Francisco Bay Area Realtors® is even more extensive than your choice of actual homes for sale, given our chronically low supply of listing inventory.

Considering how much is at stake in our expensive and competitive housing market, is it so crazy to think it really matters whom you hire when buying or selling a home?

With hundreds of transactions under our belt and decades of experience, here at Vivre Real Estate, we know it matters a lot. The stakes of a real estate transaction are formidable, both personally and financially. Ultimately, your choice of representation translates directly to your bottom line, not to mention how well you retain your sanity along the way.

So, when it’s time to hire a realtor, whom do you choose? The bespoke marketing and personalized guidance of a boutique real estate company? Or maybe the robust agent network and organized infrastructure of a big-box brokerage?

There’s no need to choose. 

We created Vivre Real Estate so you would not have to choose between a small boutique out on their own or a one-size-fits-all corporate brand where your listing may get lost in the shuffle. At Vivre, we are a boutique brand backed by the best in technology, marketing, agent network, and legal/administrative support. 

Imagine a heartfelt, mom-and-pop bookshop with the full force and selection of Amazon behind it. That’s the idea. 

Vivre Real Estate is:

Not a large corporate brokerage, with agents at all ends of the competence spectrum.

The best way to describe our team is curated. Top to bottom, Vivre is composed of intelligent, street-smart, full-time real estate and marketing professionals. We dedicate our hearts and minds to studying the market, identifying opportunities, expanding our network, and honing our skills to negotiate the best deal for you, whether you are a home buyer or seller.

Not a cookie-cutter copy of what you’ve seen before, with hundreds of agents marketing homes in the same way.

At corporate real estate companies, dominant “market share” really means as much as 40% of local agents using the same fonts, colors and design templates to market listings. We operate independently and creatively. Our small-batch, self-determined structure allows us the freedom to market properties in a more bespoke and exclusive way that is custom-tailored to your property.

Not a start-up.

While our Vivre brand is relatively new, our agents and staff are anything but. We are deeply networked industry veterans with the reputation, contacts, behind-the-scenes support, and decades of San Francisco Bay Area real estate experience that it takes to exceed your goals — even in challenging market conditions or complicated transactions. And we have a long track record of client success and hundreds of 5-star reviews to prove it.

A boutique experience with powerful behind the scenes support.

It took some time to find the right fit. After decades in the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market, our goal was to combine the benefits of a boutique agency with the robust support and network of a bigger company. 

Side is the only real estate technology company that exclusively partners with high-performing agents, teams and independent brokerages to transform them into market-leading boutique brands and businesses. This powerful concept is relatively new on the real estate scene, but it has already attracted some of the country’s top agents. Side partners are a diverse group with different models and business specialties. We have worked with a number of brokerages over the years. The community and network at Side are top-notch.

In good company.

We are very proud of the Side network and our collective of fellow partners and leading real estate agents.

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Our partnership with Side provides a potent framework of tech, legal and administrative support. As a result, we get to focus all our individual strengths on you, on our own terms, without sacrificing the benefits of a bigger brokerage.

Enhancing Home Life in the San Francisco Bay Area

With so many real estate companies out there, there are a lot of good choices. We created Vivre Real Estate not just to stand out in our crowded SF Bay Area real estate marketplace, but to be something we are proud to stand behind.

Vivre represents our values of trusted advisorship, powerful advocacy, and a healthy dash of style and charm. We aim to deliver not only the best possible results when you buy or sell a home, but also — and importantly — a pleasant, transparent experience along the way. After two decades of helping folks to buy and sell homes, we’ve found that this combination is the key to long-term, sustainable success. 

Now at Vivre, we are thrilled to offer it all up in a full-service real estate experience that is uniquely crafted to enhance your home life. When it comes time to buy your next home, sell your current home, or both, we are here to serve. 

Ready to live and experience life at home to its fullest? Let’s chat.

Fantastic Off-Market Properties and Where to Find Them in the Bay Area

Can you still find off-market real estate listings (aka “coming soon” properties) around the San Francisco Bay Area?

Real estate agents often promote their ability to access off-market properties, claiming that the brokerage they work for has exclusive access to a bevy of shadow inventory.

If you’re not opposed to us being quite blunt, the idea that an agent has access to a hidden trove of off-market properties, simply due to which company they work for, is highly exaggerated.

Historically, an agent’s access to pocket listings was based on their years in the business and depth of contacts in the real estate industry. All of this changed significantly in 2020 with the new MLS rules.

What is the Clear Cooperation Policy?

Beginning in 2020, the California Association of Realtors, including San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area, adopted what is called the “Clear Cooperation Policy.” Put plainly, all listings must be entered in the MLS as either “active” or “coming soon” by the next business day if you are advertising a property for sale.

If you want to be excluded from this rule, the listing agent can only promote the listing for sale within their own brokerage. If the listing agent promotes, communicates (even with a phone call or text to an agent), or advertises the home in any way outside of their brokerage, they must add the listing to the MLS for cooperation with all other agents within one business day.

Can you still sell your home privately in the Bay Area?

It is true that some select sellers want and need total privacy when selling their home. While this remains an option, the process cannot involve any public marketing.

For the vast majority of home sellers, they want the highest possible price. Would you disagree that, 99.9% of the time, the best chance of getting top dollar is to publicly market the home for sale?

So, in theory, there are still truly off-market properties available. In practice, this is a tiny fraction of the market. Of course, when it comes to finding the right home for you, we search high and low to include all the off-market and coming soon listings provided by our robust agent network and connections made throughout nearly two decades in Bay Area real estate.

Thinking of selling your San Francisco Bay Area home?

At Vivre Real Estate, we’re all about enhancing your home life — whether that means finding your next home that checks all the boxes, or enhancing your current home to net and negotiate the highest possible price.

If you are considering your options to sell, or buy and sell, a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a no-pressure consultation. We are always happy to hear from you and discuss your options! Get in touch today.

Back in the day, I compiled standout SF real estate listings on my SFhotlist blog. (Those of you who go way back might remember!) Part of the fun of being an agent is seeing and sharing all these amazing homes.

In that spirit, I present the Deal of the Week!

Spotted on broker tour, this Victorian cottage in Dolores Heights is converted and renovated into 2 delightful condos. And it just had a huge price cut!

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If you are interested, email me at [email protected] and I will get you all the details.

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