If you're a buyer, you need to be aggressive with your price and terms (financing and inspections), make sure you're fully pre-approved with a local lender, and have at least 20% for down payment. Interest rates just dropped again this week and there are some amazing properties on the market (just not a lot of them), so it's a pretty good time to buy, too. It's not impossible to get into the market right now, but it can be frustrating and will likely require writing multiple offers to get a property.
low sales inventory and multiple offers
$$$BUYER CASH REBATE 50%-60% / SELLER DISCOUNT 50%$$$
Flavio Tejada, MBA-Finance, Realtor, Broker/Owner
Web Reference: http://americarealtyonline.com/
Take a look at the Market Trends in SF: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/San_Francisco-California/m
Hope this helps!
Ali, Community Manager
Hard to buy low inventory, high demand and bidding wars. The best way to win a bid is by doing sharp bids. This allows buyer to decide in short time to take the property or leave it.
Very active real estate market.