Depends on the condition of the house, what you are thinking about doing, and the price point of your property.
Pacifica is getting hotter as people push further and further out from the city. We just had a client put in an offer about 10% over asking price on a place in Vallemar and wasn't close, so I would get whatever you plan to do done asap.
In addition to owning the company I know a lot about construction and remodeling. Aside from many rehab projects that we've sold I just finished a year long gut job on our Pacific Heights home, so I'd be happy to come take a look and give you some advice on what to do and how to best spend your money.
It's a good idea to get recommendations on brokers, but make sure you ask people why they recommend them. Also, recognize that you're going to be spending a lot of time with whoever you choose - make sure it's a good fit, too.
Know that there is a huge difference in marketing and skillset from one agent/broker to another, and even in a great market you need the best because things can go awry unexpectedly. Here is a great example:
We recently listed a house in Lafayette - we work the East Bay as well as the city and peninsula - set an offer date and had several offers come in, but we also got a letter from a neighbor making some ridiculous claims about damage being done to his property. All the offers went away. Despite the ongoing problem with the neighbor, we were able to get it in contract and bring it ti closing even with all that and a $50K low appraisal.
Lance R. King
King Realty Group