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Rebecca Hoy, Renter in Kansas City, MO

Can a real estate agent help me find an apartment to rent in San Francisco?

Asked by Rebecca Hoy, Kansas City, MO Wed Jul 18, 2012

I'm having a terrible time with this. I'm setting up to move from St. Louis to San Francisco, and I can't find anything that meets my criteria and my price range. I feel like I'm missing something. I want to be in the Sunset or Richmond areas, and I have a friend who will be rooming with me once I actually get there, but we're striking out left and right. We need to find something by September 1. How much would a service like this cost?

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Cory Zimmerman’s answer
Hi Rebecca,

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time finding a place. The rental market in SF is the hottest in the country and it doesn't look like its slowing down anytime soon. Try calling property managers directly if possible rather than emailing. If your friend/roomate lives in SF, she should be showing up early to open houses ready to rock-and-roll with both of your applications, credit checks, and deposit check.

If you've already exhausted all of Trulia's rental listings, and you have a search alert set up for new listings within your criteria, you may want to check out some relocation agents like you requested. J. Wavro Associates and RentSFnow are two great options in San Francisco.

From my understanding relocation rates typically float around 1 months rent.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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HI Rebecca!

Our company can help you find a home, we specialize in helping clients with the relocation process. We are very familiar with the Sunset and Richmond area and would enjoy helping you and your friend find a home that fits your criteria and price range.


Maximillian Diez
Rea Estate Broker
Calpmg Real Estate

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Hi Rebecca,

I can help you find an apartment in San Francisco, in the Sunset or Richmond area, by September 1st. Please contact me for more information.

Best regards,


Roxanne Minott
DRE #01898450
Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie
Real Estate
2200 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 744-4726
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Yes. Call Mark McNabb at Paragon. He is great.

Mark McNabb
Rental Agent
Paragon Real Estate Group
1400 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
M: 415.302.5333
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