Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $750K in Daly City, CA.
Michael Salstein was recommended to me by my attorney who is handling an estate I'm executor of. The estate included a house to be sold. Michael guided me through every aspect of the sale of the house and provided me with sound advice. He provided me with several contacts to prepare the house for sale. The sale of the house went smoothly and quickly without any problems. There were an amazing 23 bids and it sold for well over the sale price.
Michael is a true professional,is honest, and very personable to work with. I'm truly satisfied, and I would highly recommend his services.
Ross A. McClure
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.4M in Central Richmond, San Francisco, CA.
Michael was amazing during our entire buying process. We were not the easiest clients- we couldn't make up our mind what we wanted!- but Michael was always patient and helped us figure out what was right for us.
His attention to the details really impressed us too. He made sure that everything was taken care of and that the process was as smooth as possible. We highly recommend Michael to anyone who is looking for a smart and professional real estate agent in SF.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $875K in Bayview, San Francisco, CA.
Michael was an excellent match for the house search that my husband and I conducted in the up-and-coming Bayview neighborhood. His straightforward and direct manner meant that we received the benefits of his expertise throughout the process. Michael was thorough and responsive in all aspects of our house search, from our first meeting with him when we expressed interest in purchasing a home, all the way through to a successful bid. He was attentive and quick to grasp the sort of properties that we were interested in and openly communicated some of the red flags that we should keep an eye out for when choosing to make bid. Michael's ability to negotiate with challenging sellers and situations is fantastic. We were very grateful to have someone with so much knowledge, savvy, and confidence on our side. I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking to purchase a home in San Francisco - he's a pro!
Bought a Multiple Occupancy home in 2005 for approximately $550K in North Panhandle, San Francisco, CA.
I have been in this beautiful city for over 20 years. I had met Michael a few years after moving here through working in the hospitality industry. Approximately 5 years after meeting Michael, I ran in to him and he gave me his card asking me to call him whenever I was in the market to buy a house. Well, 6 years later, I was in the market. I called Michael and he made it happen. The process was educational, detailed and customized in every way to fit my needs. Michael introduced me to the world of TIC's. He worked his magic and found two ideal TIC partners to take this journey together. His comfort and care in being a match-maker made the process seamless and here we are 9 years later finishing our condo conversion. Michael did not just make his fee and go on to the next client. He has kept in touch and has been a resource over the 9 years as we were looking for assistance with work around the house. His response time and interactions are immediate, efficient and last but not least, extremely entertaining and fun.
Would I work with Michael again in buying or selling a home? Absolutely....his number is on my speed dial!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA.
Magical experience! Michael is the epitome of the subject matter expert on housing in San Francisco proper - he knows the neighborhoods very well. More importantly, he has the finesse and persona to put his clients at ease in this high-stakes market. Knowledgeable - he provided input on property I was interested in pursuing, guiding me along in the process. He is patient! It took me 6 months to sell my home in southern California, but Michael kept in touch with me and helped me through this stressful time. He helps you to get the best price on a property you would like to pursue - I got an exceptional deal on my property mostly due to Michael's savvyness and awareness of the weakness in the seller's agent. He is quick and decisive - he was instrumental in keeping the process going for my quick close on my property. Well-connected - Michael has a wealth of connections and does not stop with helping you with your home purchase, he is there for you to help you with getting everything right in your new home! Whether you are new to the SF market, or have lived here for years, Michael will be your lighthouse in the stormy seas, helping you to arrive on land with the best outcome possible. Leave your panic in his hands and know that you will have a great home-buying experience with his help!
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.25M in Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro, San Francisco, CA.
Michael Salstein sold a residence, a duplex, and a very complicated commerical building in Noe Valley for an estate I was the attorney for over the period 2009-2012. He was excellent in every aspect of his job, negotiating with tenants, buyers' agents, repair people, and municipal agencies to help out my client, the trustee. He would always be the first person I call for help with real estate in San Francisco.
We have worked with Michael twice - first, buying a condo and then buying a multi-unit building to rent. A friend recommended him and we are forever indebted to that friend for the recommendation. Michael's knowledge of real estate is encyclopedic: he understands how to evaluate the physical condition of the property, knows the pros and cons of every neighborhood and, most impressively, is up to speed on the myriad intricacies of San Francisco laws and regulations affecting landlords and tenants. With both properties, he was quick to understand what we needed - probably before we quite knew it ourselves. He was generous with insightful advice and guidance but always listened to us carefully and was respectful of our decisions. Michael works very hard - we ended up making offers on multiple properties and he was always responsive, fast and diligent in presenting every one. We very highly recommend Michael.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.4M in Sausalito, CA.
Michael is our agent for some years now and help my son and I in the process of buying 3 apartments and a house in San Francisco general area, while 2 apartments were also sold part of going up the property ladder. As the stars above mark my admiration for Michael professional prowess, I admire his personal skills and by now I would call him not only my Realtor but also my Friend.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.5M in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA.
Michael has assisted me with four real estate transactions over the last several years (2 sales and 2 purchases). I have no hesitation recommending Michael for either selling or buying. He is extremely hardworking and knowledgeable. Thanks to his efforts I was able to sell a property for over asking price in a very difficult market. My property went on the market simultaneously with four other comparable properties in the same neighborhood. That made me very nervous, however my property was the first to go into escrow and close before any of the other comps were even in contract. I attribute that to Michael's top notch marketing skills and tireless effort.
My recent search for a property involved many many months looking at more properties than I can count. Michael remained supportive and patient throughout. He is good at pointing out benefits and drawbacks of each property. Once in escrow he stays on top of everything. He has been a true advocate for me.
I have referred Michael to a few friends all of whom have made it a point to let me know how happy they are to have found Michael.
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $825K in Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA.
Michael helped me sell my 1908 Edwardian flat in the Inner Sunset. This was not at the peak of the market when anyone could've done what he did. He did a GREAT job! I can't recommend him strongly enough. He was knowledgeable, thorough, prompt, and supportive. Thanks, Michael!