Helping Clients Buy Their Dream Pied-à-Terre in San Francisco

When you are looking to buy a specific property type, like a pied-à-terre in San Francisco, especially on a timeline and budget, it’s crucial to have expert representation in your SF Realtor. This is the story of how Vivre Real Estate, and our lead buyer specialist Josh Ortiz, provided just that!

Seeking a charming pied-à-terre in the heart of San Francisco, our homebuyer clients needed a property that checked all their personal boxes. This entry in our SF Real Estate Case Studies series showcases the benefit of having a knowledgeable and efficient team by your side in the San Francisco real estate market.

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Tailoring the Search for an SF Home

In real estate, understanding and aligning with the client’s motivations and goals is key. Our clients, whose primary residence is located in Colorado, were looking for a pied-à-terre in San Francisco—specifically, a cozy getaway in a vibrant part of town.

Their criteria were clear: they wanted a property within walking distance of San Francisco’s bustling shops, restaurants, and bars. With these specifications in mind, they relied on Vivre Real Estate’s expertise to sort through the details and locate the perfect property.

Overcoming Time Constraints

Another challenge for these SF homebuyers was their limited time. Our clients were in town for only a day before their trip to wine country. (Who says house-hunting isn’t fun? 🍷) They presented a list of 14 potential candidate homes and Josh, leveraging his in-depth knowledge of the San Francisco market and professional network, arranged 12 showings within this tight schedule. This efficient, focused approach not only demonstrated our commitment to meeting our clients’ needs but also our ability to operate effectively under pressure.

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Homebuyer Negotiations: Crafting a Winning Offer

Whether you are buying a home or selling a home, maximizing your outcome in San Francisco’s competitive market requires sharp, strategic negotiation skills. Our clients selected their preferred property and made an offer at the asking price of $849k, assuming it would be rejected. The seller responded with a “bottom line” number of $900k.

Anticipating and navigating through the negotiation phase, Josh advised a clever counter-offer strategy. Rather than simply splitting the difference to $875k, Josh suggested an offer slightly above, at $876k. This approach got our clients over the edge and sealed their deal with the seller. It was a great example of Josh’s understanding of the current market dynamics, and his dedication to getting the best possible outcome for clients.

A Quick and Efficient Purchase

The result? A smooth 17-day closing process, after the seller accepted our clients’ all-cash offer with no contingencies. This success story is another example of Vivre Real Estate’s ability to provide effective solutions tailored to our clients’ unique needs. It highlights the importance of having a skilled team that can navigate the complexities of the San Francisco real estate market.

Are you looking to find your perfect property in San Francisco? With Vivre Real Estate, you have a partner deeply committed to helping you achieve your real estate goals. At no obligation, please reach out for a no-pressure consultation to discuss your personal situation and see if we’re a good fit. Contact us today.

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