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What our clients are saying

  • The team made it an enjoyable process

    This talented team handled all the stressful situations of our family’s probate process. They made it such an enjoyable process. Craig navigated two sets of attorneys representing an overseas family member in dispute of this probate case. We got 26 offers and the home sold for $401,000 over asking in just a few days.

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    Jan Paredes (SELLER/PROBATE) Fremont
  • We planned to sell as-is

    We were out-of-state owners of a San Bruno rental. After lots of research, we choose Craig Ackerman to sell it. His team was our eyes. We hadn’t seen the property in years. They created a resurfacing plan, and we were skeptical as we planned to sell as-is. Are we glad we listened to Craig—17 offers…

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    Victor & JoAnn McPherson (SELLER) San Bruno
  • We had to update our rental

    We met Craig and closed escrow exactly two months later. He presented a unique approach, with his own vendor team. He explained how comparable homes fell short of maximizing their full sale potential and we realized we had to update our rental. Two whirlwind weeks of work, 12 offers, sold for $221,000 over the asking…

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    CW (SELLER) Novato
  • Craig was the only one with a team at our first meeting

    We interviewed 5 real estate agents. Craig was the only one with a team—including a contractor—at our first meeting. A few things needed updating and the condo transformation was amazing. We received a great offer, with 3 other building units on sale. I appreciated Craig’s determination to sell ASAP.

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    Josh Vanderschaaf & Qi Li (SELLER) Potrero Hill, San Francisco
  • The easiest transaction ever

    Craig and team made selling our SF condo and moving the easiest. He introduced vendors, remodeled in 1.5 weeks on a tiny budget and sold in 6 days for $200K over asking. We bid against 7 others for a new home. We weren’t highest but Craig convinced the seller’s agent to choose our clean offer.

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    Sarah K. (SELLER/BUYER) Mission, San Francisco
  • Sold the condo in record time

    I knew very little about real estate sales in California. Craig’s team guided me through these complexities and enabled me to sell the condo in record time.

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    Barbara Ulrich (CONDO) Oakland Ave., Oakland
  • Always available to answer questions and move things forward

    Craig and his team navigated our difficult personal situation amidst COVID to close our condo sale in 3 weeks of listing at 10% over asking! They were unbelievably fast in executing repairs. Craig was available and had a solution to every problem. He provided an unbiased opinion about the market and potential buyers.

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    Liv (CONDO) Lake District, San Francisco
  • I will miss working with him

    I immediately clicked with Craig. He instinctively knew my needs. I was in an unfamiliar market and he taught me what I needed to know. Craig kept me up to date and was a pleasure to speak with, a consummate professional. I will miss working with him.

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    Pam Bailey (CONDO) North Beach, San Francisco
  • An impressive team

    Craig and his team did a fantastic job. Craig was professional, hardworking and available for questions and concerns. They are an impressive team.

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    Janet Keane (MULTI-UNIT BUILDING) Noe Valley, San Francisco
  • A great manager, nothing is dropped or forgotten

    I think what distinguishes Craig is that he is a great manager. He organizes a very competent and loyal team so that every detail is covered, he is in constant communication, nothing is dropped or forgotten, and he very effectively  accomplished everything he promised—and more—in a timely way during a very challenging time.

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    Pat Tobin (PROBATE) Fairfax
  • Sold $175K over asking while tenant-occupied

    Working with Craig and his team was such a delight. We received 5 offers on the bid date and sold $175K over asking price, while the home was tenant-occupied. Craig is knowledgeable about the market and answered all our questions. He has a great design eye and helped us make cost-effective decisions. Highly recommended!

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    Kelly Cleary (PROBATE) Dominican Neighborhood, San Rafael
  • Craig navigated a very complex situation

    Another agent attempted to sell the home. Craig came recommended by a family friend, aligned all the resources and got it done. He navigated a very complex situation involving a building engineer, inspectors and a difficult lender. He knows how to speak their language. We are very happy with the result that Craig delivered.

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    Colleen Zeidman (TRUST) Rio Vista
  • Now we can finally move on

    Craig’s amazing team worked hard to get the house left by our parents sold. It was an overwhelming situation, a very difficult process, and an extremely emotional time for our family, but now we can finally move on.  With great appreciation to Craig, Charles and Jessica.

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    Cherrylyn Calucin (TRUST) Sunset District, San Francisco
  • Insightful, professional and responsive to our wishes

    Craig did an excellent job! From preparing our home for showing to bringing people through, he was insightful, professional and responsive to our wishes. He listens and advocated for us at each stage. He was organized, prepared and always pleasant. We highly recommend Craig and would let him sell our home again!

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    Joe S. (SELLER) Pacific Heights, San Francisco
  • Transacted 5 Bay Area properties, experience with Craig is my best

    The sale of my mother’s home, contracted to a prominent family real estate agency in SF, was 6 months of postponements. I chose Craig and his plan. His team was responsive, forthright and sold the home in 3 months in a difficult market. Of 5 Bay Area transactions, my experience with Craig is best.

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    Aaron A. (SELLER) Bernal Heights, San Francisco
  • You and I are going to do a lot more business

    Craig is a top-notch salesperson with exceptional results. You did an amazing job at 421 Clarence St., Richmond, and I’m so glad I chose you over other referrals. You and I are going to do a lot more business. Thank you for all the small touches along the way. You’re appreciated!

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    John K. (SELLER) Maxwell Park, Oakland
  • Received an offer within three hours

    Selling my mother’s Foster City house would make her financially secure. Our lawyer introduced Craig, whose team managed everything, clearing out everything to updates on the house. It was like a brand-new home. We received an offer within three hours of posting and sold well over asking, $200K above recent comps.

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    Mike P. (SELLER) The Island, Foster City
  • Six weeks from start to finish, $331,000 over asking

    We interviewed 3 agents to sell our Greenbrae home. Two solid presentations from agents we knew for years. Then we listened to Craig’s plan—like night and day. His great construction team (way to go, Jason!) refurbished for 2 weeks, then staged, photographed, sold. Start to finish about 6 weeks, $331,000 over asking!

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    Bruce B. (SELLER) Greenbrae
  • Great job shepherding you through the process

    Craig and his team are strictly professional. We had a great experience buying via Craig and ultimately selling as well. They do a great job shepherding you through the process as a first timer and taking care of everything to make the process as painless as possible. Thank you!

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    Ray B. (SELLER) Sunnyside, San Francisco
  • Craig’s team was there to explain and assist

    Craig and his team helped us sell our house and did a great job! Ours was not the easiest transaction, however his team was there to assist us with everything. Real estate deals can get very complicated, it helps to have people on your side that are experienced and capable.

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    Chauncey Kim (SELLER) Sunnyside, San Francisco
  • We walked away with everything we had hoped for

    A family member had passed away, a stressful and emotional time. Craig’s team could get the home ready quickly so we pursued his resurfacing recommendations to attract more buyers. There were a few hiccups but the team responded. A few offers were above asking and we walked away with everything we hoped for.

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    Erica O’Toole (SELLER) Mission District, San Francisco
  • Sold for sold for much more than we expected

    Craig took a quick look around and formulated a plan. When he explained his process, we had found our realtor. He made many suggestions to raise the home’s level of appeal. The professional photographs, after repairs, painting and staging, almost made us want to move back in. We sold for much more than we expected.

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    Eric H (SELLER) Buri Buri, South San Francisco
  • Understood when to be compassionate, when to lead the charge

    We worked with Craig and his team, and excellence is the one-word descriptor. He creates a strategy for you, how you wish all professionals performed their craft. Craig understood when to be compassionate or lead the charge to get things done. If you are buying or selling in the SF Bay Area, speak to Craig.

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    Rodney Webb (SELLER) Cole Valley, San Francisco
  • His contractors did excellent work and charged very little

    Craig did an outstanding job selling the home I had lived in for 26 years—lots of memories. Importantly, as the house needed considerable renovation, he referred me to contractors who did excellent work and charged very little—imho! Hire Craig, you’ll be glad you did.

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    Earl B. (SELLER) Bret Harte, San Rafael
  • $471,000 over the asking price

    House sold the second day after it came on the market, at $471,000 over the asking price, all cash, and closed 10 days later. All this given the current pandemic. Craig and his team are outstanding.

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    Kevin M. (SELLER) Noe Valley, San Francisco
  • We live out of state, Craig helped us set up a plan

    We live out of state and found Craig to sell our San Francisco rental property. He is delightful, an effective communicator and well versed with the market. We had long-term tenants and were concerned about complex rental laws. Craig had a plan, contractors, landlord attorney and title company—and a smooth closing.

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    Lee Family (SELLER) Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
  • All offers above asking, just like he’d told us

    We found a country retirement property and rushed back to sell our San Rafael home. Craig came by on Saturday and Monday our house was on the MLS. He arranged for photos and inspections. Open houses had a large turnout, with offers due in 10 days.

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    Elsa Kessler (SELLER) Glenwood, San Rafael
  • Brought in vendors to complete the work

    I’d give Craig and team 6 stars if possible. He provided an honest assessment of my unit, suggested cost-effective improvements to its appearance, brought in vendors for on-time, on-budget work and negotiated the final sales price. He maintained constant communication. Craig knows SF and predicted who the buyer would be.

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    Lou Bucher (SELLER) Nob Hill, San Francisco
  • Got us 38 offers on our property

    We had a wonderful experience selling our property from across the United States with Craig and his team. They kept in constant contact, answered all questions and put us in contact with a lot of valuable people and resources. We highly recommend Craig’s team, they got us 38 offers on our property.

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    Jennifer Kristy (SELLER) Bowie Estate, San Mateo
  • Quick sale above listing price

    Craig and his team made the sale of our property an easy process that resulted in a quick sale at above listing price. They really know how to do it.

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    Ralph Malatesta (SELLER) Miraloma Park, San Francisco
  • Multiple offers in three days, quick uneventful close

    Craig worked with us during a difficult time, over two years. He was attentive, insightful and brought vendors for city inspections, pest remediation and even financed much of the work. He was an advisor, friend and trusted partner. I’m grateful. Offers in three days and a quick uneventful close. He’s a master.

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    Neil Mansfield (SELLER) Novato
  • Within a week they had the house in top selling condition

    Recently referred Craig and his team to a very dear friend who was relocating to San Diego. Craig immediately developed a custom plan to help them get the best offer. Within a week the house was in top selling condition, a week later they had offers above asking price on the table. So much appreciated.

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    Jaco Grobbelaar (SELLER) Pacific Heights, San Francisco
  • Coordinates an entire team to move fast

    Craig sold our first SF home for 36% over asking! He has two decades as a shrewd negotiator. Craig listens, is responsive, has an eye for relevant details, leverages his market awareness, extensive network and experience flipping homes with his parents. He manages an entire team but doesn’t get swept up in the emotions.

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    Amanda Keton (SELLER) Mission Terrace, San Francisco
  • Made everything stress free

    Great experience working with Craig and his team. Total professionals, straightforward and pragmatic. Craig has an incredible eye (and mind) for what’s needed and how to get it done. He made everything stress free—if you want to keep emotions out of the selling process and are willing to delegate to an incredible team.

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    Yogesh Sharma (SELLER) Noe Valley, San Francisco
  • Closed on our dream home in six short weeks

    Craig is a rock star. After working with several agents and making multiple offers, my wife found Craig. With his help, we were able to make a competitive offer and close on our dream home in six short weeks.

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    Aaron L (BUYER) Russian Hill, San Francisco
  • Impressed with Craig’s industry knowledge

    We’re schoolteachers who had serious issues competing in a bear housing market in SF. We went through three agents and began to feel hopeless. Along came Craig, and his expertise and fast acting got us our dream home. We’re impressed with his industry knowledge and his team’s kindness and professionalism.

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    hye gal (BUYER) Westlake, Daly City
  • Craig helped us find a home below market value

    This is my second SF house and I wanted someone who understands the market. He helped us find a home below market value in the hot SF market. He negotiated the price even after we were in contract, as we found small issues during inspection. Craig and his team are incredible.

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    Ramya Mallipamula (BUYER) Cole Valley, San Francisco
  • He does and means what he says

    Craig met my wife and I at the prospective home, walked us through our questions and pointed out the good, the bad and the ugly, without pretense. Craig had a direct line to the sellers and secured the home at a fair price given the intense competition. He does and means what he says.

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    Thomas Ng (BUYER) Miraloma Park, San Francisco
  • Walked us through reviewing contracts and submitting offers

    Craig and his team were a pleasure. He is professional and knowledgeable about SF real estate, but also renovation work and how to fix up a home. As first-time homeowners, this was immensely helpful. He walked us through reviewing contracts and submitting offers, and never made us feel we were being sold something.

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    kwsw cho (BUYER) Bernal Heights, San Francisco
  • Extremely helpful in evaluating the state of the property

    Craig is attentive and detail oriented. We had very particular preferences, and Craig was patient with us despite our pickiness. He was also extremely helpful in helping us evaluate the state of each property we toured. On several occasions Craig pointed out flaws that we had missed but which turned out to be significant issues.

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    Josh S (BUYER) Haight Ashbury, San Francisco
  • He’s thinking three moves ahead

    Craig has helped me buy and sell several homes over 15 years. As a trust and estate attorney, I’ve also asked him to sell clients’ probate and trust properties. He recently found the perfect Marin house for my family and budget. What separates Craig is his seamless process and thinking three moves ahead.

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    Jay O’Neil (BUYER) Bret Harte, San Rafael
  • Craig sees hidden flaws we would miss

    Craig looks at each property with a contractor’s eye—he sees hidden flaws we would miss that would cost a lot to fix. His other superpower was offer strategy. Craig convinced us to raise our offer and got us in the top three (of eight). Then he convinced the listing agent we were the best candidates.

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    sfcraigd (BUYER) Claremont, Oakland
  • Sold In 6 Days, 18 Offers, Week of Christmas

    I was very happy with Craig’s leadership as we sold my mother’s East Bay home. He managed contractors so I didn’t have to schedule them, make decisions on materials or be at the house for the quick makeover. I was surprised he sold the house in 6 days at a record price.

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    Peter N. (PROBATE) Union City

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