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Top Realtors in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re buying or selling a home — or both! — meeting the right San Francisco Realtor can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. There are over 5,000 licensed real estate agents in San Francisco. How do you decide?

With going on 800 successful real estate transactions in San Francsico under our belts, our boutique team at Danielle Lazier Real Estate and Vivre Real Estate knows a thing or two about finding the right fit between client and real estate agent. Our advice for prospective buyers and sellers? Analyze agent track records, talk to their past clients, and yes, read reviews!

In our Realtor San Francisco Review series, we’re highlighting some of these success stories originally shared by our clients on that most-ubiquitous of real estate platforms, Zillow.

Buying a Home in Bernal Heights

This week is a 5-star review from our client, Robert, who bought a home in Bernal Heights with the help and guidance of our lead buyer specialist, Josh Ortiz.

You want Josh Ortiz and Danielle Lazier in your corner if you’re looking to buy or sell in San Francisco. Full stop.


We discovered DL+A serendipitously and knew after our very first intro call with Josh that it was the right fit. Josh is both genial and candid, approachable and professional. He didn’t just help us find homes, he helped us discover our needs and wants and clarify our vision for our first home.


Buying in the Bay Area in a historic seller’s market is no easy feat. Josh tactfully delivered honest feedback when we set our expectations too high and was spot on in his assessment of each property – he provided an expert, unbiased opinion on his perceived value of the home and was impressively accurate in predicting the likely sale price over asking. He was also hugely patient and supportive when we adjusted our priorities midway through the process. He struck the perfect balance of providing space to think and encouraging action when we finally found THE home. Josh was a skillful advocate and negotiator, and secured a deal that was perfect for both the sellers and us. 


Josh isn’t just a real estate agent – he’s a sounding board, a coach, and a trusted advisor. We are lucky to now call Danielle and Josh friends, and could not be more grateful to have worked with the entire team!

Bernal Heights Community

Bernal Heights is a unique community in San Francisco with a tight-knit, “village in a city” vibe. Tucked away from major tourist attractions, the neighborhood features a local-friendly dining and shopping scene along its central Cortland Ave Corridor and on Mission Street to the west. Parks in the area include Holly Park to the southwest, Precita Park on Bernal’s North Slope, and of course Bernal Heights Park and its namesake Bernal Hill.

With over 165 homes successfully bought or sold in Bernal Heights, our team is well-versed in the Bernal Heights real estate market and all the aspects of the neighborhood.

Bernal Heights Real Estate Specialists

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Bernal Heights, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a no-pressure consultation to discuss your goals. Check out up-to-date Bernal Heights real estate market data here, and fill out our worksheet for homebuyers or our worksheet for home sellers to start the conversation.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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