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Sotheby's International Realty - David Ayerdi

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Contact: David Ayerdi
Title: Realtor

Member Since 2018

Company Address
Sotheby's International Realty
584-B Castro Street
San Francisco, California
United States 94114

Cities Served
San Francisco


Tel: (415) 794-3212

Cell: (415) 794-3212

Realtor / Top Producer 2021

Professional Achievements
2022 America's Best Real Trends in USA-Top 1+% 2021 America's Best Real Trends in USA-Top 1% 2021 NAGLREP Top 250 Agent in the USA Top Producer 2021

David Ayerdi is a seasoned and well-respected Top Producer at Sotheby’s International Realty and his career spans over 21 years of real estate experience in San Francisco. In 2022 David was recognized by America’s Best Real Trends for California & ranked among the top 1+% of 1.4 million real estate professionals in the United States.  In 2021, David is once again a Top Producer and is ranked in the top agents in all of San Francisco out of 10,000 real estate professionals.  David has since worked on closing an impressive volume of countless transactions in excess of $1.7 Billion Dollars in residential real estate. In 2019, David was the 1st agent to open Sotheby’s International Realty's new office in San Francisco’s Eureka Valley neighborhood in the heart of the Castro District. David enjoys working with sellers and buyers at all price levels and works tirelessly on their behalf. Extremely upbeat, a great negotiator, stellar listener and his savvy real estate skills will make the selling and buying transition an easy one. David is available 24/7 for his clients! When sellers work with David, they receive 100% hands on attention and David is able to give them guidance on how to get top dollar when preparing their properties for sale. David offers a white glove concierge service with the best vendors in town including stagers, painters, hardwood floor tradesman, gardeners, cleaners, handymen, electricians, plumbers, roofers, contractors, architects, structural engineers & more. David offers a premiere marketing service to all his clients to market their properties locally, nationally & internationally and is up to date with the latest cutting-edge technology to market his seller’s properties. When buyers work with David, they receive 100% of his time whether they are first time home buyers or repeat investors. David guides buyers through the buying process & is able to help them get the best value for properties whether they are off market or MLS listings. A first-generation native San Franciscan, David was born in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, is one of 6 children & has lived in this amazing City his entire life. David resides in the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco in a beautiful 1891 Victorian building. David bought his first property in his early 20’s & has purchased, sold & invested in many homes, condominiums, income buildings, lofts & TIC’s in San Francisco over the years. David is a proud homeowner & landlord of multiple properties in San Francisco. With a multitude of experience involving complex construction renovation projects, expansive garage additions, condominium conversions, lot splits, 1031 Exchanges & TIC formations, David will guide you every step of the way. David is fluent in Spanish & is a triple citizen of the US, Spain & Colombia.

Bishara A - San Francisco, CA: 2022-06-20

David is very competent and capable real estate agent. He provided me lots of advice and helped me get the house prepared and staged. He advised me on various requirements, inspections, disclosures and preparations that are needed to be completed in order to have the house offered for sale. He also provided time status on all the preparations, staging, open house dates and times, visitors, other interested agents and kept on top of multitude simultaneous activities. He advised about the offers, title, closing and always offering help and advice when I needed it. David exceeded expectations and I recommend him to anyone in the market for selling or buying a home that might be a condo, house or dwelling.

Andrew L - San Francisco, CA: 2022-06-17

This was our 2nd time using David and as with the first time, he delivered spectacularly. He is incredibly professional, organized, knowledgeable, and hard working. An agent not afraid to get his hands dirty. David is also honest and ethical, and we always appreciate his opinions and suggestions. His knowledge of the market is bar none, and he will always give you can honest assessment of the market conditions and your property. We had a condo to sell in San Francisco and with Covid still lingering, we weren't sure how well the condo will do since most buyers are searching for houses with space. David took his time to tour our unit and the building and put together a game place to get top dollar. From the repairs and painting, to the spectacular staging he was on top of everything. We barely had to lift a finger as he lead the project end to end. He is literally the most organized person I've ever met! I will use David again without hesitation. He is an agent at the top of his game!

Jesse V - San Francisco, CA: 2022-06-02

David was absolutely an integral part of our home-buying journey. David has extensive experience in the San Francisco market as he grew up here himself. That meant we had the privilege of getting the nuanced details of each neighborhood we looked into. David is also very well connected within the San Francisco real estate community, which mean other realtors were excited to work with us and answer all questions we had. David was also an expert at strategizing the best way to make our offer stand out, and we got an offer accepted on our fourth attempt. While four may seem like a lot to an inexperienced buyer in the area, those who have bought in San Francisco know that getting an offer accepted within the first 5-10 tries is almost unheard of. David was also extremely responsive and communicative through the entire process even pushing the various loan and escrow counterparts when needed -- we never had a single question go unanswered. I highly recommend David if you're looking for a realtor in San Francisco.

Stephanie R - San Francisco, CA: 2022-04-10

Once again David did a fabulous job selling my property. This is the second condo I have listed with him. I recently inherited it from my parents, and he was with me step by step through the whole process. This sale was much more difficult for me because I had just lost my remaining parent and had to clean out the property myself. When I could not do anymore David and his people stepped in and finished it for me. There were some unforeseen difficulties towards the end of the sale and David handled those problems as well. It is so hard when you are grieving and selling a place that holds so many memories. I could not recommend David more and he got me 50% over the asking price!

Paul S - San Francisco, California: 2021-11-12

David is the ultimate professional - available, communicative, knowledgeable, solutions-oriented and thorough. He has a finely honed vision for what buyers want in this market and quickly identifies the transformations that need to occur prior to listing to achieve the best possible outcome. When I was selling my condo, David efficiently managed every detail of the renovation and made a daunting process as easy and effortless for me as possible. The quality of the completed work was impressive and the unit looked like a showplace. He promoted the listing so effectively through incredible staging, beautiful photos and professional marketing materials that more than 100 people came through two open houses and several private showings in the six days the property was on the market. The accepted offer broke a sales record in the neighborhood. I couldn't be happier with the result and highly recommend David as a real estate sales partner. He is the best!

Quincy L - San Francisco, CA: 2021-10-26

Oh man.. where do I start! I was a first-time home buyer with little knowledge of the buying process. A good realtor friend of mine from LA connected me with David after some extensive research and vetting of his SF counterparts. My friend hoped that I was in good hands, and David did not disappoint! Among many, a few characters really set David apart from the rest. 1. Stayed on top of the latest, relevant listings. He made sure to update me with new listings that actually match my criteria, sometimes even before they came on market (Zillow or Redfin). He was great at securing showings that worked for my schedule. He would go check out homes on my behalf and came back with good advice. He made the "shopping" experience as easy as possible for his clients. 2. Never pushy. I am a very discerning buyer with a laundry list of must-haves and a fixed budget. Countless times when I turned down an option, he would say it's gotta be the one and we move onto the next. I felt like he was always on my side and I could trust him completely. 3. Extensive knowledge & relationships. David knows everything about SF neighborhoods and quite possibly everyone in the real estate ecosystem! He provided practical guidance on the pros & cons of each neighborhood that led me to finally land on an area of my dream. He also provided great options on lenders, and all of lenders he recommended were great (too bad I had to pick one!). Throughout my interactions with other realtors, lenders, title officers, etc., they all had nothing but great things to say about David. 4. Carried things through. This part is super important - especially if you are a first time buyer/seller. David carried everything through for me all the way until closing. He was the one chasing paperwork when things were falling behind. Most of my friends said the closing process was so nerve-wracking, but I didn't have to worry a thing because of David working in the background. David is the most passionate and dedicated real estate professional that I've ever interacted with. This is not just a job for him. He truly was passionate about this career and cared about his clients as human beings looking for a place to call home.

Catherine B - San Francisco, CA: 2021-09-20

David Ayerdi is amazing. I can't imagine anyone working harder or having more real estate savvy than David. He knew exactly what it would take to sell our house and get the best offer possible, and the result was way beyond our expectations. We saw early on that he understood the market, so when he asked us to let him prep our house to his specifications, we said yes. We are so glad we did! He is highly organized and extremely hard working. You really can't do better than David.

Mark S - San Francisco, CA: 2021-09-15

David did a fantastic job for me in selling my home of 17 years in San Francisco. He educated me on what needed to be done, arranged people to do it, managed the day to day process and represented me wonderfully to prospective buyers. I would not have been as successful with out him. His persistence and attention to detail made the process a painless success!

Yang L - San Francisco, CA: 2021-09-02

I feel lucky to have David help me buy my dream home in a very competitive market. Working with him has been a pleasure because he's extremely communicative, transparent and reliable. He knows SF like the back of his hand and has deep knowledge of the real estate market. It's impressive that he always comes to showings with great enthusiasm, and is always available whenever I need him. He's also very respectful and never pushes me to make an offer against my will. Overall I was able to trust him fully, and his help lifted a lot of weight off my shoulder, which made my first home buying experience actually enjoyable.

Sonya H - San Francisco, CA: 2021-08-20

David's hands-on approach to selling homes in San Francisco is unique and extremely effective. He was on top of everything from day one -- actively managing many pieces of my fast-moving, complex timeline. We were able to prepare my home for sale in a collaborative way. Blending David's hard work and initiative with his network of vendors pushed the limits of preparation and it definitely paid off! Throughout the sale process, David checked in on a daily basis. If anything came up, he would communicate and get things taken care of quickly. David handled all showings and open houses himself. Marketing materials were super professional and of the highest quality. I especially appreciated how he stopped by the house to pick up leaves and make sure everything continued to look fabulous until the last day. I would absolutely recommend working with David if you are looking for a hands-on partner with a detailed eye to make your home look its absolute best. You won't be disappointed with the results!

Andrew C - San Francisco, California: 2021-05-18

David's enthusiasm and knowledge of the real estate business are top notch. But what really set him apart was his design expertise and his ability to transform my property into something that connected with today's buyer. I am convinced that David's recommendations during the remodeling and staging process added hundreds of thousands of dollars of value to my property. Thank you David!

Melody M - San Francisco, California: 2021-05-15

Just the best! For buying or selling he really works hard to make sales occur quickly. Efficient, prompt and available he is your go to guy!

Diana W - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-30

My husband and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about David and his help in selling our loft space in San Francisco. This was a second home for us and we were not always available to take care of meeting providers. David is highly ethical and what he says and commits to is what he delivers on. We went through another home sale a year earlier and our experience in that situation was nothing like working with David. He worked with a very good stager and our unit sold in 1 and 1/2 days after hitting the market. Given abundance of inventory, he was able to advise us and market the property so that it not only sold quickly but also yielded a better sale price for us. He helped with meeting inspectors and gathering the necessary paperwork to facilitate the process. He was always enthusiastic and full of energy which is natural to him regardless of how busy he is. One thing that you will appreciate is that he is very responsive, communicates frequently and you always feel that you are his only client. Trust and experience is critical to realtor representation and David is someone that you can trust and will have a very good experience with. He won't oversell without delivering.

Bea D - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-22

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about David, who was our agent for our recent home purchase. David is exactly the person you want on your side when you're looking for a property. He knows the market inside and out, both trends and specific properties, and he is hard-working and a true advocate for his clients. He is also a lovely person and a delight to spend time with. When my husband and I found a property that we wanted, David made the bidding process stress free - and only afterward, did we learn about the frequent communication he had with the seller's agent. He was patient in explaining documents and process to us, but persistent in nudging other actors in the mortgage closing game (lender, seller's agent, and title company). David's positive outlook and professionalism kept us optimistic during a closing process extended by COVID and national holidays. We are now living in an amazing home in the heart of San Francisco and we know that David's expertise had a big role to play in its purchase.

Julie G - San Francisco, California: 2021-04-22

David, you are truly amazing. Handling the complexities of this transaction, including dealing with VMHA, arranging the rehab and the staging, etc. etc., has been heroic. I hope you will use me as a reference as you engage other potential clients. Thank you for your professionalism, speed, and for taking all worries and concerns off my plate. I hope that in the future, when David and I look for a different kind of property in SF, that we can work with you again.

Sophia C - San Francisco, California: 2021-04-22

David is an absolutely spectacular agent. He delivers more than I ever would have expected from any agent. He's a one stop shop for everything you need before, during, and after a sale. His depth of knowledge and experience in this incredibly unique and challenging market was so critical to getting into the right unit for me. I've always loved looking at real estate, and I feel like I got a master's degree in SF real estate during my search with David. I learned everything to watch out for, what is and isn't possible, how to navigate different bidding scenarios, lots of fun anecdotes about SF history and architecture, and much more. Purchasing my condo, I felt empowered and prepared, and I couldn't be happier with where I ended up. David also connected me to anything I needed, whether it was the best financing options in the market, a handyman, a structural engineer, window repair, or anything else I could think of. He's seen and done it all, so he knows the right person to call for every situation. He is always there for his clients, going above and beyond, and I can't imagine working with anybody else.

Andrew L - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-22

Unreal is how I describe David. He is by far the best agent we've ever worked with. From start to finish David was full of energy, drive, and patience. He was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable in guiding us to get our property ready for sale. Our property was a bit of a fixer, and honestly with Covid going on we weren't confident it would sell close to our required price. But once we got David involved, he expertly guided us in making the required fixes and upgrades. He was even able to bring in his own team to make some of the changes. And he wasn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and help clean up the place, haul out garbage and sweep up before every showing. His knowledge of the local market, trends, and what buyers are looking for are unparalleled. In the end, he delivered on his promises and sold our property on time. I would highly recommend David to buy or sell and cannot wait to use him again.

Alesssa B - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-07

David helped me purchase my very first home and it was an incredible experience. I know I wasn't his only client but he always made me feel I was. He is extremely smart, well-connected, communicative, patient, energetic and hustles like no one I have ever met. I think what really sets him apart from the rest is that he genuinely cares and has a passion for this business. He would spend sometimes 2-3 hours with me after an open house to chat through different properties and educate me on the market. I honestly couldn't imagine working with anyone else.

Robert W - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-07

I have bought and sold residential properties on both the east and west coasts. David Ayerdi is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in the fast-paced San Francisco market. And being a native San Franciscan, he understands what people in this market are looking for. After our initial conversation about selling my Eureka Valley/Castro Neighborhood condo, I realized that David understood more about my own condo building and neighborhood than I did. And he put me at ease with his well thought-out plan to bring my unit to market. I will admit that I was a little worried about spending money when he told me that I needed to do some renovation work, especially since I had just renovated (to my liking) my unit two years before. However, after hearing David present his plan for the changes that my unit needed in order to obtain the best offers, and after meeting his team of workers who could do the renovation work quickly and affordably, I trusted him completely. That proved to be a wise decision. Further, David was constantly communicating with me throughout the process so that I knew what was happening at every step. I have never worked with another realtor who was so diligent with every detail of the renovation, marketing and showing of my condo. In less than a week after the initial Open House, David had multiple offers. I closed on my unit at a record high for the entire block in which my condo is located. These are a few of the reasons why David Ayerdi is consistently a Top Producer. I hope to have the pleasure of working with him again in the future.

Deborah N - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-07

David knows the SF housing market inside and out. He helped us to sell our 1/1 condo and buy a 2/2 condo in the span of 3 months...amidst all the challenges of COVID. He was patient, knowledgeable, insightful, and very detail oriented which made the experience stress free and very successful. I would recommend David to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Bay Area.

Stephanie R - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-07

David is AMAZING! If you are selling anything in San Francisco then he is the one you want. I owned my property for over 20 years and am very attached to it. I decided to sell one of the two units. He helped me every step of the way from remodeling, inspections, finalizing condo conversion to inspecting all the appliances that were delivered. He even helped find ways to preserve the historical features when it was probably easier to remove them. He really works with you to give and get you what you want. The condo sold in less than a week and for 35% over the asking price. I wish I had something else to sell so I could work with David again.

Andrew M - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-07

David gets things done. Our first visit was 90-minutes. It was an initial consultation. He did not rush or push. He made us the sole focus the entire time. At that meeting, he outlined a plan to transform our traditional place into a modern showcase. Together we executed that plan with great success. I very much admire his eye for detail. All his suggestions were flawless. He was able to bring in all the help we needed: painters, lighting, patio, windows, and staging. All of them did first rate work at reasonable costs. In less than 4 weeks our home was on the MLS and attracting attention. David stayed in touch almost daily during the whole process. He provided hard data on the competition that allowed us to make good decisions. In just two weeks we had a solid offer. David was at the property before showings to make sure everything was perfect. He swept up leaves from the sidewalk, made sure the building trash bins were put out and returned, and kept the interior sparkling. Even after we accepted an offer and went into escrow, David was at the property nearly everyday to check on things. I wholeheartedly recommend David. He’s the best!

Eduardo and Dieter S - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-07

We were so lucky to have David as our realtor! He's incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and caring. We were first-time home buyers, so we really appreciated working with someone who knows the San Francisco real estate market inside and out like he does. He answered all of our questions really quickly, he directed us to the right resources, and he provided us with contacts from his network -- ranging from inspection services to mortgage lenders. David clearly knew the right strategy to close on our dream home, and he worked in an incredibly responsive manner to meet the required (tight) timelines. He helped us when some other parts of the transaction hit roadblocks, always driving the transaction forward. He's also an extremely empathetic professional, who truly cares about finding the right place for you without "selling" or "pushing" too hard. We'll absolutely go back to him whenever we're back in the Real Estate market, and we'll continue to recommend him to our friends in the city.

Dave L - San Francisco, CA: 2021-04-07

David's a great agent, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the S.F. market, incredible attention to detail, excellent communication skills and no-pressure support to seller or buyer. I had a lovely loft in SOMA in an historic building, but am currently based in L.A. During the pandemic, David was able to work with his contractors and readied the property for sale. He is the right instincts for making buyers and sellers come together on terms. The buyer of my property was first-time and had a lot of questions and concerns; David went all-out including multiple off hour visits in in-person. He's a true pro and highly recommended.

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