“ Second AND third time’s the charm… Tim helped me find my first San Francisco property, a condo in Potrero Hill, some five years back during much slower times. Now, in today’s crazy property market, he not only helped me and my partner sell the same place at a terrific price, but also facilitated our finding a new place, a home in Ingleside in a fabulous location for this emerging neighborhood. Tim’s research and facts are on point as always, and he makes for a most knowledgeable navigator of the market in this ever-changing city. ”

David J. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim came recommend to us by our mortgage broker as highly knowledgeable and experienced in the bay area market, and he certainly didn’t disappoint! My husband and I had set ourselves quite an aggressive time frame to purchase our first property in San Francisco and were relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of the market and to a large extent where to focus our search. Tim provided invaluable insight into the dynamics of this incredibly competitive and somewhat irrational market and from day one was professional, responsive and focused on our goals. While he is very in-demand, he is clearly an excellent time manager and was always very prompt in responding to our queries and requests. He is incredibly knowledgable about not only the current state of the market and the idiosyncrasies of its many and varied neighborhoods, but also how the market behaved during the housing recession and which neighborhoods were able to retain the most value. As new entrants into the property market, it was vital to have the guidance that Tim provided, especially when it came down to assessing different properties, analyzing comparable sales, submitting offers and managing counter-offers. We were so happy working with Tim the first time around that we are doing it again! This time with an investment property in Oakland. ”

Sybil R. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ I found Tim through (thanks fellow Yelpers!) – and he more than deserves 5 stars. Tim worked with me for 5 months in this increasingly competitive and frustrating market. As a first-time buyer, Tim was patient and explained the steps of the process to me in clear language. He gave me access to Clean Offer, where I could enter my basic search criteria. The first Sunday, we visited 10 or 11 open houses – that gave him insight into what I liked and didn’t like. Every Friday thereafter I’d email Tim a list of the open houses I planned ot visit that weekend, and he’d write back shortly after with comments, cautions and observations. If it was a property he hadn’t visited yet, he’d meet me at the open house. Tim has won recognition as a realtor whose specialty is with the buyers. If you’re looking for a new home, you can’t go wrong with Tim. Thanks, Tim! ”

John V. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ We recently bought a SF apartment – our first time purchasing – and we couldn’t be more grateful to have had Grant as our broker. He provided invaluable advice and insight at every single step of the way. He’s deeply knowledgeable about all parts of the home buying process (and even many tangentially related topics) and cares deeply about putting his clients in the very best situation that he can. He’s was incredibly attentive and sympathetic to our needs at every stage and went above and beyond to make himself available whenever we needed him. ”

Paige C. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ My fiancee and I started looking for a home to buy in San Francisco in October of 2011. We found a real estate agent from a very respected real estate broker, hoping that he would help us in the process (this was to be the first home purchase for both of us). We were active in our search process, going to many open homes on weekends. When we found homes that we liked we sent them on to this broker. He, however, seemed not to really care what we wanted. He ignored most of the homes that we sent him, and instead pushed other homes on us, usually ones that his brokerage was handling the sale of. Whenenver he’d show a home to us he’d give a hard sell saying how perfect the home was for us, and what a great price we were getting, and that we needed to buy right away before the interest rates went up again… he was really pressuring us to buy, without concern for what we wanted. In February of 2012, feeling unhappy with our current agent, we looked on Yelp to find someone else, and we came upon Tim Gullicksen. He had a ton of reviews, and they were all 5 stars. We thought, “This seems too good to be true, these results must be rigged or sometthing.” But we called him and set up an appointment to meet. First of all, even though we had no prior contact he arranged to meet us late on a weeknight, after 8pm, for our initial introduction. Then, at that meeting, he carefully asked us many questions to get a good idea of what kind of home we were looking for. He also pulled out a map of San Francisco broken out by neighborhoods and went over each area of the City to know exactly what was and wasn’t acceptabel for us. Most importantly, he promised that he wasn’t going to push any homes on us. He’d show us homes but leave it entirely up to us as to whether or not we liked any of them. So we decided to dump our old agent and hire Tim. That was the best home-buying decision we ever made. Tim is a home-buyer advocate, and he does not push homes that his employer is listing. He actually was very selective in the homes that he suggested to us, and true to his word, he never pushed any of the ones that he did suggest, and actually would often point out most of the homes’ negatives so we were aware of them. In the process of our own home searches we came across two short sales that we really liked and asked him to check those homes out and to give us his opinion. He checked one of them out the same day, and the other he looked at within 48 hours. In both cases he talked about the offered pricing of each relative to comparable sales and to the condition each home was in. He also went into very lengthy detail for us on the short sale process and what we could expect if we decided to make an offer on one or both of the homes. We ended up putting a bid on each house, and then a hellish process with the banks started. Short sales can be a nightmare, and drag on forever… two things Tim did warn us about. The banks had us submit and re-submit countless documents, and then there’d be long periods of silence. And then after six months of waiting around suddenly the banks for one of the homes approved the short sale but required us to jump through a million last-minute hoops or lose the sale. The demands were so last-minute that we were in danger of missing the deadlines. Throughout the entire short sale process, though, Tim was there for us and kept a close eye on all the documents that were passed back and forth, helping us stay on track, and to understand exactly what was going on. Tim was especially invaluable in the in the hectic closing week of the sale, when the banks were stalling and we thought the deal would fall through as a result. He called our mortgage broker, the title company, and the bnks that were stalling on giving their approval of the sale and he got all of them to cooperate and get the act together, and to get them to give us deadline extensions so the deal wouldn’t fall apart. ”

Byran M. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim Gullicksen is a true professional in every sense of the word. He is extremely knowledgeable, communicative, and — most importantly — he puts your interests first. Unlike many other real estate agents, who pressure you to buy houses that are out of your price range, Tim listens to your needs and wants you to find the house that is perfect for you as well as realistically affordable. During our first meeting, we ran through a list of needs and wants for our first home. We targeted a price range, neighborhoods, discussed square footage, etc. Here Tim’s market knowledge really shines. He has a very good idea of the real value of a property and gave words of wisdom when he said that sometimes you will lose a bid, but that’s OK, because the winner is paying too much! As we went through the bidding process and the whirlwind closing process, Tim’s responsiveness with email really shined. He answered many emails within minutes, even when it was sent past midnight or at 6 a.m. I’m not sure when the guy sleeps! And to top it all off, he’s a really friendly, charming guy. Looking at houses with him is like house hunting with a good friend, who just happens to be extremely knowledgeable about real estate! So if you or anyone you know is looking for a house in San Francisco or the peninsula, definitely call Tim! He’s a keeper! ”

Yolanda Y. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ I worked with Tim last year to sell my condo in the city. It was my first time selling a property, and Tim was incredibly helpful to work with over the entire process, from discussing pre-sale improvements, finding a stager, handling the paperwork and disclosures, and pricing strategy. Even in a hot market, it was trickier than I had expected. My condo had some unusual features that would not have appealed to every buyer. But Tim has a real wealth of market knowledge and, after some early surprises, I wound up getting an offer that I was more than happy with. Throughout the process, he couldn’t have been more accessible or supportive. I would highly recommend him to any seller. ”

Ted E. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Ahh, where to start, where to start. I turned to Yelp about a year and a half ago, after deciding that continuing to pay rent in SoMa was utterly inane, given the double digit percentage rent hikes each year. After doing some research and interviewing agents suggested both on Yelp, and by fellow homeowner friends, I settled with Tim (and it certainly helps that he’s been a top producer in the area). And, well: * He stuck with me for almost an entire year of searching, until I finally found and settled on a place earlier this year. * He answered and addressed countless questions and concerns I had over the past year, about buying, financing, home ownership, renting, taxes, and home services, never once getting impatience or hinting at any displeasure. * Related to that, I never felt any pressure from him to make a buy, always leaving the decision in my hands (although sometimes I wish he did, because making such a big decision on your own is pretty nerve-wracking!) * He was almost always within easy reach, be it by email or phone. I think the longest I ever had to wait to hear back from him was an hour or two, but those were very rare. And if he ever goes on vacation, he makes sense he has someone taking care of you while he’s gone. * Most importantly, the man knew his shit (and if he didn’t, he would make sure to find out), which is more than I can say for a lot of the other real estate agents in the area. And not only that, he was very honest about everything, never bending the truth for his own benefit. Now, to be fair, no one is without their flaws. That said, there was only really one that stood out about Tim, and it may have even been intentional: whatever the case, I would occasionally come across situations where I wouldn’t learn about something until I asked. This tended to happen with more particular/situation-specific questions though, so I suspect it had more to do with not wanting to inundate his clients with more information than they might really need than anything else. Lastly, some logistical things: * Tim’s very flexible, and will cater to his clients. What this means is that, if you want him to go with you to see every property and open house, he will do so. But, if instead, you want to check things out on your own time, without having to deal with scheduling times that work for both of you, and then just update him afterward, he’s also perfectly fine with that (I myself opted for the latter, after a few initial visits to properties with him). * By the nature of being a top producer, he DOES have a lot of clients. But, you’ll never feel any of this yourself, because he somehow manages to find the time for you as an individual, despite this. And in the rare case that there are conflicting interests between clients, he has ways to fairly facilitate (you can ask him for more details on this one). * Be as clear about what you like and dislike as much as you can! He remembers all these details, and will be able to filter out the plethora of listings in a way specific to your interests if you do. So, there you have it. If you’re looking for a home, especially as a first-time home buyer, go and at least chat with Tim! ”

Johnny W. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ We worked with Tim last year to buy our first house in SF. We began researching homes to buy over 2 years ago (SF, East bay and back to SF). We met Tim in April 2014 and purchased our home in May 2014 (moved in June 2014!). Tim provided us with detailed knowledge and viewings of areas we could consider as investment. Tim clarified exactly what we needed to do to compete in San Francisco’s ultra competitive market. In the end we found two houses we liked, one offer was outbid but Tim encouraged us to place an offer on a second larger house which we initially felt was out of our budget. That second house is now our home. Tim was excellent at communicating throughout the entire process and especially helpful at ensuring we remained calm during a stressful closing of Escrow. I’d highly recommend Tim to anyone looking to buy. ”

Angela M. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ As first-time home buyers, my wife and I were excited — and pretty scared — about the home-buying process. We knew that the most important thing for us would be to find a Realtor we could trust who would also be fun to spend time with as we searched. As soon as we met with Tim, we knew we had found our Realtor. He is pleasant, funny and smart. Tim would listen to us, give us good advice, and not let us make a big mistake. In a much shorter time frame than we though, Tim helped us buy a condo we love at a great price. Most importantly, Tim does the legwork and research to give context for the very big decisions involved in buying and selling a house. It’s one thing to be helpful and have opinions, but it’s much more important to have the facts. Less than a year after Tim helped us buy our place (which we still LOVE), we had to move to New York for work. Tim did the research to guide us through the rent-or-sell decision-making process and helped us to come to the conclusion that we should rent for now — even though it only benefits him if we sell. Even though we only have one property, Tim regularly keeps us up to date on the San Francisco market and we have full confidence in him to help us when the time is right to sell. We consider Tim a trusted friend and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. ”

Ron E. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim is so easy to work with. His buyer’s offer was accepted (out of 3 good ones) and the execution was flawless. I never had to ask for anything – all was done on time and as expected. I would love to work with Tim on my next listing! ”

Nancy V. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim helped us find and buy our condo this summer, and we LOVED working with him. We knew we wanted to work with a buyer’s agent to help us navigate the crazy San Francisco market so we interviewed a couple of agents. We picked Tim because he was both honest and realistic. You could tell that he was in it for the long haul – even if it took us years to find a house, he was going to help us find our perfect home. Tim’s methods worked wonderfully for us. We first spent some time together with him outlining what we wanted and then Tim organized an open house tour together. He gave us tips on what to look out for, and noted down our preferences. From then on, he sent us an email every Friday with 4-6 listings we should check out over the weekend. It was very efficient and great for our sanity – we knew that we didn’t have to check Redfin obsessively (though sometimes we did anyway) and could just depend on the regular email. If we emailed him during the week, as other reviewers have said, he is extremely responsive. Lastly, Tim’s coaching when it comes to making an offer is probably what we are most grateful for. His single best piece of advice to us, “Make the highest offer you are happy to make.” Other friends have worked with realtors who insist that if they want to make an offer on a certain place, they have to be willing to offer X% over to win. Tim never once said that to us – sure, he pulled the comps and helped us understand how other properties were valued, but he never pressured us in any way to offer an amount we weren’t comfortable with. And he never told us not to offer on a place, even when the odds were against us. His theory: “You definitely can’t win if you don’t offer.” Makes sense!!! 🙂 Thanks to Tim we purchased an amazing condo which we’re madly in love with. Thank you Tim!!! ”

Cat U. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim is wonderful person with whom to work – knowledgeable, great attitude, a great person! He was referred to me by a friend whom he’d represented in competitive situation in Pacific Heights – while they were living in Paris – stressful to say the least! His strategy was successful and he managed to get them the house they love and where they’re now raising their family. He is such a good person with a sense of humor, I’d recommend him to buyers without hesitation – especially in this market! ”

Zoe B. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ After working with Tim, it’s easy to see why he has so many positive reviews. My husband and I were first-time homebuyers and started looking in February of this year. We looked at a lot of places, put in a few offers and finally got a 2BR in SF within our budget in August. We had a lot of questions and Tim was great at answering each of them patiently and in full – he has a wealth of knowledge and is very willing to take the time making sure you understand what you’re getting into. Another thing we liked about Tim is that he’s not a slick realtor who is all about making the sale. He was very willing to work within our budget and show us a range of properties from fixer-upper to newly remodeled – and he never pressured us to make an offer that we didn’t want to (though he did give us guidance about how much to offer). Lastly, this has been said, but Tim is VERY responsive by both phone and email. I don’t know how he gives the same level of service to so many clients (he must not sleep). Overall, would highly recommend Tim! ”

Ramya R. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ I concur with all the positive reviews without needing to say more!! Tim is AWESOME!! ”

Silvio B. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ I started working with Tim after having a less than ideal experience with another real estate agent and missing out on a great house when the SF housing market was colder. The result with Tim was a success which is no easy feat in the white hot bernal hts housing market. Tim found the place and sealed the deal. It is essential in the SF housing market to have an agent who is familiar with all of the players, idiosyncracies and neighborhoods. I was very impressed with Tim’s knowledge of SF’s history and real estate. He is almost always available and very pleasant to work with. Tim is very patient; we looked at a lot of properties in our search! I was also impressed at how well Tim was able to find properties that matched my needs and desires; he almost developed a better sense of the property that I needed than I did! I would strongly recommend Tim as a real estate agent, you will be very satisfied. ”

Rey D. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim was my primary real estate broker for both the sale and a purchase of my primary home in 2008. I owned a tri-level 1,300+ Sq. ft loft in the Dog Patch district of San Francisco and Tim helped me with the sale of the loft. Shortly thereafter, Tim helped me buy a two-unit home in the Mission district of San Francisco. While I had worked with many real estate brokers in my past, Tim was clearly the best agent I worked with. I believe the most important part of being a great broker are his/her knowledge, and his/her promptness in addition to being able to think on his/her feet and to be able to think for the client. In all of these aspects, Tim was superb. Tim was always available to answer any questions I had, and since sale or purchase of a home is a nerve wracking process, Tim with his knowledge assuaged any worries I had. In addition, I never waited for more than a few hours for Tim to return my call, which for me was very important. When Tim did not have an answer, he promptly researched and got back to me with satisfactory answers. It did not appear to me that Tim took the short cut by telling me an answer which was not properly backed up. In addition, being a SF homeowner himself, he had ideas of what the buyers and sellers are looking for, and gave me proper advice. Lastly, Tim was always honest, and regarding the price reduction that my loft had to go through, Tim was always up-front, without playing games which I have heard that some brokers play in order to retain a client. I never had to second guess his professional opinion. I am currently contemplating on selling my house due to a potential job related move, and I will definitely obtain Tim’s help again this time around. ”

Mori K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim helped me find my loft back in November of 2013. I worked with other agents prior to Tim but I have to say that I was glad to have found him. Tim is undoubtedly busy but it always seemed as though I was his only client. The level of attention and assistance in the home-buying process which I received from Tim was exceptional. I highly recommend him if you are in the market for a home in San Francisco. ”

Steve Y. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ My husband and I met Tim at the end of December 2014 and four months later we were home owners. I like to think that what helped us obtain a home within four months was the excellent team we built together with Tim and our real-estate broker (which Tim recommended us to). Here are the top three things I tell our friends about Tim: First, Tim is the most attentive and responsive person I have ever worked with! He is there for you 24/7. Meaning, if you have a question via email or by phone you are bound to hear from Tim within minutes or tops a few hours. Yes, I know we all read emails but how many times do we put aside an email after we have read it. Well Tim, reads your email and responds to all your questions and comments. Given how competitive the real estate market is in SF, having someone like Tim, be on top of any inquiries you have is a deal maker. Second, Tim is remarkably well known in the SF real estate market, several times we heard from the selling realtors on how pleasant it had been to work with him in prior deals. Indeed, when we closed on our condo – Tim explained all the paperwork, provided seamless signature requests and was on time to conclude on the final deal. Lastly, what I also appreciated about Tim was his knowledge and expertise of the SF real estate market – we placed a few bids during our search. It was with Tim’s help that we got to be good at assessing the market value of a property and recognizing properties’ opportunistic value. He guided us with comparables, provided us with final sale values of prior bids and shared his own perspective on properties that although did not have all of our must haves had other selling points to consider. Overall, we could not be happier with our Victorian condo. We appreciate all the hard work Tim put into our home search and look forward to continue to recommend him to our friends searching for SF real estate. ”

Rocio C. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim was recommended to me by a friend, and turned out to be a great recommendation. It was my first time buying real estate in the US and Tim was very patient with me and helped to explain the whole process and guided me through the whole thing. He would be there anytime I needed him, weekend or weekday, early or late – he helped to explain the market, the pitfalls and when the time came and I found somewhere I really liked, he helped me get it. He was very patient as I spent a long time looking for somewhere that was right. I got the first place I tried, all thanks to him. Thanks Tim – I love my new home. ”

Samuel S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Finding a home to purchase in SF can be super stressful. Having Tim as your broker helps you keep your sanity. Based on all the positive Yelp reviews, it goes without saying that Tim has a healthy amount of clients. The great thing about Tim is that he makes you feel like you’re his one and only client. He’s super responsive and will always take the time to answer all your questions and concerns. The great thing about Tim is that he’ll never try to push his ideas on you. He’ll be honest with you, and give his honest opinion, but never try to push you in one direction or the other. He’s extremely knowledgable about the city and the market. I would not have been able to get through the whole process without him. If you’re looking to purchase a new home, call this man! ”

Jay K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ We are so happy we decided to work with Tim as first time home buyers in a very competitive market that is SF real estate. Tim’s tenure of experience (15yr+) brought a wealth of knowledge and provided to be crucial in developing our understanding of real estate and the overall search process. Tim is a one man show (no junior or staff), which we preferred when searching for the right agent, so you have to drive the process and truly own it. Throughout our search, Tim was incredibly responsive, attentive and seemingly worked around the clock to deliver for us. Closing was a quick and painless process thanks to his attention to detail and professionalism. We would definitely recommend Tim and look forward to working with him in the future. ”

Ben L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ I have had such an easy, pleasurable condo search by using Tim Gullicksen of Zephyr Realty. He came highly recommended, so it wasn’t really a surprise that he was so good, but all my expectations were not only met, but exceeded and then some! Tim is very relaxed, but SO knowledgeable, and when I would write to him from Florida where I live presently, I would get an answer in just a few minutes – regardless of the time of day. Tim can spout off information about almost every condo that I found online, and if occasionally there were one that he wasn’t familiar with, he’d be up to speed in an hour with detailed information. He is clearly on the side of his client and runs interference for you. He gave me advice based on knowledge, and not just emotion, and it was very relaxing dealing with him. One night when I had a “meltdown” thinking I was making a mistake, he was calm, deliberate and told me to think only of what I wanted, and not to worry if I changed my mind. He just wanted me to be happy with my decision. A condo search in a competitive city like San Francisco is inherently stressful yet Tim minimized the stressful aspect. I got the perfect condo, and closed on it today, long distance with no drama and it was as easy as it could be. I am now the proud owner of a lovely, light, airy San Francisco condo in a marvelously convenient neighborhood, near my new granddaughter and all thanks to Tim and his perseverance. You don’t need to look further than Tim for a San Francisco realtor who will facilitate your search for a home. Kudos, Tim! Barbara Taylor ”

Barbara T. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim was an absolute delight to work with. We selected him based on his reviews and following working with another agent who didn’t provide the level of care we felt we needed as first time buyers. Tim met with us to listen to our needs and desires; created a portal for us to search by our criteria; and then spent an afternoon of open houses with us to see firsthand our reactions to homes and what we felt we could and couldn’t compromise on. Each week thereafter he sent us a personalized list of open houses and pointed out pros and cons that fully displayed that he was listening to our feedback. When we found the one, Tim offered solid advice on an offer that was competitive but in our comfort zone. He was responsive and answered all our questions, no matter how silly they were, as our offer was accepted and we proceeded through escrow. The process was so smooth that we wondered how everyone else finds it so hellish. While there was some luck involved in being accepted for our first and only offer, Tim’s guidance was invaluable in our home buying experience. We would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone. ”

Saikat P. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim has been a trusted advisor, partner and friend since I first bought a TIC 12 years ago. This year, I reached out just to see what the market might have that met the new needs for our family. He (almost) immediately connected me with an amazing new home. He listened carefully to what I was looking for, found it, and then guided me through a complex offer and buying process. Then he turned around and helped upgrade, market, and quickly sell our old home. When the market took some unexpected turns he helped keep me calm and ensured I got a fair price within the timeframe I needed. He has tremendous experience with the SF market and a true focus on customer service. Throughout the past 12+ years, he has always been available to answer questions, provide advice and make me laugh. Thank you Tim! ”

Liz. A 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim was super helpful in helping me purchase a condo. I took my time (about a year) but he was very patient and continually answering any questions I had. He even took care of my purchase while on vacation. I would definitely recommend him to anyone purchasing a place in the area. Plus he has one of the coolest names I’ve ever come across. ”

Tim S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ I worked with Tim last year to sell my condo in the city. It was my first time selling a property, and Tim was incredibly helpful to work with over the entire process, from discussing pre-sale improvements, finding a stager, handling the paperwork and disclosures, and pricing strategy. Even in a hot market, it was trickier than I had expected. My condo had some unusual features that would not have appealed to every buyer. But Tim has a real wealth of market knowledge and, after some early surprises, I wound up getting an offer that I was more than happy with. Throughout the process, he couldn’t have been more accessible or supportive. I would highly recommend him to any seller. ”

Ted E. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ My fiance and I worked with Tim through the mess which is being a first-time homebuyer in San Francisco. We spent a very long time selecting an agent interviewing four other agents/groups and boy are we glad we did. Tim understands the crazy market here but he doesn’t let that become oppressive to his clients which in itself is a feat. He is incredibly calm and at the same time he is not complacent. We saw over 100 places from August, 2015 to when we made our first (and only!) offer in January 2016. During this time Tim went out of his way to be with us during crucial moments of panic as we considered home after home. He’s well-loved by other realtors (maybe the most important quality) and receives hugs every time he enters an open-house. He guided us through a decision making process without influencing the outcome. He helped us put together a competitive offer without compromising our needs. Now we live in a beautiful home that we love and I can tell you with confidence that had it not been for Tim we’d have given up and still be renting. ”

Avery A. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim’s help was invaluable for a first-time home buyer. When I first reached out to Tim, he responded within a day and we set up a meeting right away. Given the success Tim has, I’m constantly surprised by how responsive he is — never has an email gone unresponded for more than 24 hours. Given that I’m sure he works with clients all over the pricing spectrum, he never made us feel like we were less prized because we were looking for a smaller home size. I’ve had some friends ask if having a broker is essential. In my opinion, particularly for a first-time buyer, Tim’s advice was very useful especially during the bidding process. He advised us how to approach waiving of conditions, pricing strategy, and what to expect from the seller. We even asked Tim about renovations and other advice, and he was happy to share his insight as a broker and homeowner himself. Would absolutely recommend Tim as a broker, particularly for those newer to the market. ”

Yan K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ We closed on our new home in April of this year, so this review is long overdue. In my opinion, it is essential to have the utmost trust not just in the expertise of your agent, but also in his or her character. Throughout the entire process, Tim blew us away with his attentiveness, patience, and expert advice. As would be expected, we had a ton of questions about both the process and potential listings we were interested in. Tim always gave answers and advice that clearly showed his singular focus was on helping us find the right home, and not just trying to get a deal done. He has the knowledge and experience to bring an objective and calm perspective to what is otherwise a tense and emotional process for buyers. We never felt he was pushing us when it came to making important decisions (whether or not to submit an offer, how much to offer, and even whether or not to counter, when that situation arose for us). Even without any pressure, we trusted his opinions and that made the decisions come a lot easier. On a final note, I always wondered how important the agent’s reputation was when it came down to submitting an offer. Every listing agent knew of Tim and had only great things to say about him. This includes the listing agent of the home for which our offer was accepted, and I have no doubt that Tim’s representation helped us against a VERY close competing offer. We will undoubtedly be counting on Tim for any future real estate deals. If you’re looking for an agent, look no further! ”

Jaebock L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Tim and the rest of the team at Zephyr were simply amazing. Tim was totally unphased by our purchasing from out-of-town and was willing to work with our local relatives as our proxy. Tim started with a great acclimation to the crazy market that is San Francisco, and guided us well along the way. Communication was excellent: our questions were answered promptly and Tim’s assessment of properties was spot-on. In the end, they convinced our listing agent to evaluate a pre-emptive offer that helped us close within 1 month of starting our search, and probably saved us over $100k. I would not hesitate to work with him again, or to recommend him to our friends and enemies alike. ”

Marc K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Our banker recommended Tim, our friends validated Tim, and all of Yelp keeps endorsing Tim, so we didn’t think twice, we called Tim and asked him the impossible: “Help us buy a single family home with an in-law expansion in the world’s hottest market, all under $1M”. And as of yesterday, Tim dropped by our condo to give us the key to a massive house we never thought we could own in this hot market. We could not be happier!!! How did he do it? He’s hyper-patient, never pushes you to a decision, knows what every house will sell for, helps you place a bid you’re comfortable with and avoids participating in bidding wars, but rather focuses on getting you the house you truly want at the price that’s actually worth it. It of course helps a ton that every other realtor in the market respects Tim and knows that he chooses his clients well. It did not stop here: Tim introduced us to several bankers and helped us get an unbeatable mortgage rate, he introduced us to very qualified general contractors who will work with us to upgrade the house, and he gave us priceless advice on market trends for renovations that will add value to the house if we ever were to put it back on the market. We wholeheartedly recommend any serious buyer or seller to contact Tim. Thank you for this incredible journey Tim. ”

Payman N 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ When looking for a home to buy in San Francisco, my boyfriend and I found Tim Gullicksen. According to yelp reviews, Tim is one of the best real estate agents in San Francisco and after having worked with him we found that to be true. Tim worked diligently with us to find the right home in the right neighborhood that had all of our “must haves”. We found Tim to be a great Realtor because he took the time to listen to our wants and concerns and being first time buyers, Tim had no problem walking us through the home buying process step by step. He always had a positive attitude, was approachable, accessible and very knowledgeable about the real estate market in San Francisco. When we found the right home, Tim helped us negotiate a rent-to-own situation which benefited us as buyers along with the owner while working hard to close escrow quickly. He really goes the extra mile for his clients and we highly recommend him. ”

Candice H. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ If you are looking for the best agent in SF then please contact Tim. His knowledge of SF is just amazing. It was an absolute pleasure working with him and would totally recommend him to all our friends and family. ”

Gangan C. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Like many others here, my boyfriend and I were first time home buyers wading into the murky waters of the SF real estate market last year. We were excited, but overwhelmed, and in hindsight – totally clueless. We found Tim at the top of the list on Yelp search results, and gave him a call. He was kind enough to meet with us that very evening and he patiently and enthusiastically answered all of our questions. Over the next several months, Tim offered us recommendations and support on a daily/weekly basis. He made himself available at late hours when we had time to meet or schedule viewings after work. He provided valuable guidance and a wealth of experience when it came to analyzing a listing and reviewing disclosures – every packet was sent after careful review by Tim and came with his feedback on the pros and cons. He was always available when we needed him, but never overbearing or pressuring to make a move. Zillow and Redfin may provide a listing’s stats, but Tim has the nuanced insight to the SF market that you just can’t google. In the end, the condo we purchased was one we had seen the listing for on our own but passed over without much thought. After Tim recommended we check out the open house anyways, we fell in love. We never would have seen it if it hadn’t been for him. (Thank you, Tim!) Lastly, I just want to say that we knew we were working with the best in the biz when we would tell the agents hosting open houses we were working with Tim. The response was always one of respect and warmth — “Oh, Tim! You’re in good hands.” It’s clear that other agents enjoy working with Tim, and we found that that can go a long way when you’re depending on a seller’s agent to give you a fair shake. ”

Lauren R. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ I’m moving into my new house in 2 weeks and thanks to Tim, I found a place in this crazy market that not only suits my needs but is exactly what I said I was looking for from the very beginning. What you need to know about Tim: He’s detail oriented, patient, smart, genuinely kind, listens carefully, pressure free and a total go-getter when it comes to contract time. There wasn’t one detail that fell thru the cracks. He even checked in from his vacation (that, of course, was scheduled to start the day after we went under contract) to make sure everything went according to plan. He patiently worked with me for over a year, sending listing after listing my way and often previewing the property for me when I wasn’t able to be there in person. He even touched base during weeks when nothing new came on the market just to let me know that he was thinking of me, but saw nothing I’d like. He stayed within my budget, within the neighborhoods I wanted to be in and crossed anything off the list that didn’t fit my needs. I never waited more than an hour to hear back from him and he gave me impeccable advice with no pressure. (I am allergic to high-pressure sales people in a big way.) I was a real estate agent myself years ago and if all agents were as easy to work with as Tim, I might still be one today. He is just the best! ”

Kelli L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ My wife and I recently bought our first home together in the Bay Area with Tim. He came highly recommended by two friends, and then on top of that we read all the glowing Yelp reviews to which we now are contributing. He really lives up to the lofty praises you can read here and is everything you’ll want in a real estate agent – knowledgeable of the market, hard working, and so responsive it seems like you’re his only client. He’s always pleasant and fun to talk to and tour houses with and is a genuinely nice, intelligent, and interesting person. He also has an uncanny ability to understand what you want, and will save you time by filtering out the places that won’t work and guiding you towards the places that might. (In our case I think he may have understood what we wanted before we did ourselves…) But on top of all that, trying to buy a home in this twisted market can take you for a strange ride and Tim is an especially companionable and comforting tour guide on the journey. Like quite a few first-time home buyers in this area, facing low inventory with prices quickly rising to alarming heights did not leave us certain of success. We had moments of stress and despair. Even when we were finally in escrow for the home in which we now live, things got a little… weird (because of the particulars of the property and the dopey selling agent, not in any way because of Tim!). Through these troubled times Tim stayed positive in a way that wasn’t pollyannaish, and helped keep us on course. Looking back on our housing quest, we can say three things for certain: First, we feel incredibly fortunate to have our new home, second, we truly enjoyed working with Tim, and third, I suspect that those first two things are closely related. Many thanks to Tim! ”

Ben S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ As new transplants to San Francisco, we were very apprehensive about the real estate market in the City. Tim helped guide us through the process and made it easy and (yes!) fun, which we never imagined happening after hearing all the horror stories about multiple bids, lost offers, etc Tim is the absolute best; very thorough, thoughtful, and entirely professional. We look forward to working with him again when we are ready to sell! ”

Raymond H. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ Working with Tim was awesome. As a first time buyer, he took lots of time to go over things carefully, and make sure I understood every step of the transaction. I never felt pressured, and was always comfortable at every stage of the buying process. He was very responsive to emails and phone calls. He also was a great help following up with the various other parties involved in the transaction to make sure everyone was on the same page, and things went smoothly. I really couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks Tim. ”

Andrew K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ We are so thankful we found Tim on Yelp with his stellar 5 star reviews. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and Tim was extremely thorough, spending a lot of time with us in person, over emails and phone (he’s VERY fast in responding to emails). He taught us so many things we would never have thought of, what to watch out for, what to expect, what the market is doing, etc. Tim knows the development of the neighborhoods and how they’re emerging, so he can provide great feedback on each part of the city. We became very proactive ourselves and went to open houses every weekend, but this is only after Tim shared his knowledge with us so that we know what to look for. We gave him detailed feedback after each house so he knew what would be a great fit. Average seek time in SF is about a year before finding a home, but he was able to help us find the perfect place in 3 months within our price range! Even after closing, we had questions and he was always willing to help out. Wonderful, personable, funny… a good, honest agent. We highly recommend Tim and will definitely reach out to him if we are selling or buying another home. ”

Jennifer C. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“Any agent can sell a house in a sellers market, but in this tough market it takes someone with knowledge, expertise, professionalism, preparedness *and* connections. We used Tim to sell our SOMA loft and purchase a condo in Noe Valley. With Tim’s help it went off without a hitch–no surprises. With Tim’s realistic pricing of our loft we were able to get multiple offers over asking. At the same time we made an offer on the new condo with a contingency to sell the loft. The sellers had never head of this, but Tim walked them through it and they agreed to it. The loft sold ahead of schedule and (thanks to Tim’s planning) we had a rent-back clause on the sale so we could stay at the loft until the purchase (and our move) was complete. Tim’s connections (and the fact that he is well liked) played an important role as he was often updating us on the play-book of the other parties involved. As an aside, I recently had a friend scramble days before closing to get all of his condo docs together. Of course we had none of this with Tim as he asked for these up-front so there was no rush. Just another example of how Tim’s planning and preparedness paid off. Above all of that, Tim is great to work with. His humor really helps during what is an otherwise stressful transition period.”

Dean P. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

“Had a wonderful experience dealing with Tim. He gave us a lot of insight into the pros and cons of various neighborhoods, and helped us to locate the ideal San Francisco property. His advice as to the deal was spot on. I have closed escrows about 10 times in my life, and I have to say, this was by far the smoothest I've ever encountered. Highly recommended!”

Dan S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim is a leader in the real estate industry, and he truly GETS the market out here in the bay area. I was impressed at how well he understands the strategy and what it takes to get a house.

I cannot say how thankful I am to have given the privilege to work with Tim! If I get the chance in the future I will certainly work with Tim again. Some qualities that I greatly admired through the process were:

Being easy going to work with, but firm on the process when we had to be.
Listened to my wants and needs but grounded me in reality, which I am thankful for.
Above all, Tim’s genuine personality and sensibility for the process put my mind at ease.

For someone who had no clue how the market worked out here in the Bay Area, Tim sure did a fantastic job explaining the process and finding me a fabulous home!

Chuck L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

It’s been 5 years now since Tim helped my SO and I find and buy our home. I recently needed some comps done on our home and some advice about renting it and although I haven’t seen or spoken to Tim in four years he still remembered me, was happy to give advice, and sent me comps at no charge. The man is an angel and knows his job. You’ll be in the best hands and have a friend for life.">

Sybil S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟