Found this link : https://www.trulia.com/blog/how-to-sublet-your-apartment/
Do you still need help? I know this is posted long time ago.. but maybe you still need ..
It depends on many factors. Are you working with clients that perhaps also ride motorcycles? May be a good networking opportunity.
A foundation inspection would be a good idea in many cases.
All the best,
What area of San Francisco are you looking to buy in, and what are your minimum criteria, such as number of bedrooms and baths please?