Recent MBA grad, Mark Trang, spent weeks searching for a place in San Francisco to call home and found that the housing, like most things in the city, was terribly old or 21st century new. After an unsuccessful bid on an older property he decided to make an offer on one of the gleaming new condominiums in the SOMA district.
To his surprise, Redfin agent, Max Diez negotiated a winning deal that included two years of free HOA dues and walked away with a $12,660 Redfin commission refund. Not bad at all.
If you’re already researching using the Internet and attending open houses on your own time, why pay a traditional buying agent 2-3% when all you need is support during the actual transaction? Redfin delivered exactly the value I needed but at a cost that makes sense. My Redfin agent, Max Diez, and the rest of the Redfin team was very responsive and provided great insight during the offer and escrow process, particularly when it came to the local nuances of buying property in San Francisco. I am a big fan of the way Redfin is transforming the real estate industry and look forward to using them again when I buy and sell property!
The floor hasn’t completely fallen on San Francisco real estate but there are deals to be had if you’re looking to take advantage of a boom in new construction building and plenty of cautious buyers sitting on the sidelines. If you have a funny or insightful story for us about how you bought or sold a house, send it to bahn (at) redfin (dot) com; we’ll probably use it, and then we’ll send you a gift certificate for a dinner anywhere you like.