Testimonials

Tim is an excellent real estate agent. He showed us a lot of different options, helped us to pick the right place and navigated through the process. Tim made our experience successful from the start and our first offer won the place we wanted. Even when the road started to be bumpy almost near the closing due to our mortgage Tim helped to make everything working and we were enjoying our new place soon. Would be glad to work with Tim again and would recommend him to all our friends.

Vadim A. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

We got a hold of Tim through his stellar Yelp reviews and found him very easy to work with when we bought our first home in SF last year. He is very knowledgeable about the market (which was great since we moved recently from overseas), savvy about how to handle relationships with other realtors, incredibly responsive to email and efficient in foreseeing and getting things done in time. We bought our dream apartment in about 3 months – we overbid a couple of times and had quite an emotional roller coaster but would definitely recommend him.

Catherine L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I was extremely fortunate to have Tim as my real estate agent when I was searching for my first place 6 years ago. I had been through two other agents and was frustrated that I kept being shown properties outside my price range and being pressured to “stretch” to the limit of what I could afford.

Thankfully I met Tim.

I was working with a mortgage broker (a very “above board” good guy) and was chatting with him about my frustration with the agents I had worked with. I asked him “Can you recommend an honest, straight shooter…does a real estate agent like that even exist” Without hesitation, the mortgage broker recommended Tim Gullicksen. I consider that conversation the start of my lucky break.

I was searching for a TIC opportunity with another group and was stunned at Tim’s ability to handle all of the different personalities and individual agendas. We ended up with a great building in a fabulous location at a price the other two agents told us was not possible. It did take awhile to find, but Tim was very patient and persistent. He has a unique ability to really understand what you describe you are looking for. After a few months he could tell if a place was right for us without us even visiting the property (and he was always spot on).

I can’t recommend Tim enough. In fact, I already have recommended him. My sister and her husband used Tim and found a super cute place a few years after I found mine.

I will use Tim again. If I ever sell my unit (which is now a condo…Tim knows a lot about condo conversion and his advice was right on the money..we converted the building in 3 years!!) Tim is the only agent I would consider listing with.

Five stars are not enough!!! I give him 10!!!

Cheryl K.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My partner and I bought a beautiful house in SF last year with Tim’s help.  He was great!  Very patient with our indecision and consistently coming up with new places in our price range and meeting most or all of our requirements.  There are a lot of realtors and real estate in SF and the Bay Area and it is incredibly overwhelming.  Tim was calm, cool and collected and helped us find the best house for our family.

Mary Jo 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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

Silvio B. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I don’t have other real estate agents to compare him to, but Tim was really helpful during our home buying search. It felt like he was advocating for us and he really made sure we understood the process. He answered our questions like it was the first time he ever heard them and he didn’t make us feel like total losers for not having millions of dollars to spend. Tim’s business partner Virginia is also awesome.

In the end we bought a cute little house within our price range and just in time for our new baby. We couldn’t be happier.

Vanessa 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 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim was a wonderful person to have on my side throughout the house buying process. Always quick to find a way to see a property and full of thoughtful advice about the process.

Christopher P. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I highly recommend Tim if you’re looking to buy your first place. He’s been doing it for a very long time and knows San Francisco like the back of hand; all the new and old developments. Plus he updates himself by religiously attending these Tuesday realtor open houses (talk about doing your homework). During my first condo hunting session with Tim, he took me to visit every possible type of condo. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed and exhausted. But that “orientation” gave Tim a good idea of what I really wanted. He told me afterwards that he usualy stands back and let the other agent do most of talking and question answering so that he can take the time to observe my reaction to each place and the finer details of it. I’ve always thought I would want to live on the upper floors of some new highrise. But it turns out, I prefer a to be closer to the ground in a building with fewer units, which Tim helped me realize after the first day! For the next few hunts, Tim narrowed in on properties that fit what I wanted. I dreaded the fact that it could take months to find a place I wanted. But thanks to the right information presented, it took Tim and me under a month. I ended up with the Radiance in Mission Bay. Tim is very patient and not pushy at all. He will work at your pace. Mine was “let’s not waste time and find me a place NOW!”

Ricky L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim helped my wife and I buy our first home in the city. We could not have asked for a better person to work with throughout the process. Tim was patient, super responsive, and very flexible. We had a busy schedule and couldn’t make it out to too many open houses so he would send us his recommendations that matched exactly with what we were looking for. He even took us out on tours in the east bay when we weren’t sure which side of the bridge to choose! We went from first offer to home ownership in less than 2 months. There’s a reason Tim has all these amazing reviews– he’s just that good! Without a doubt, we expect to work with Tim again when we’re ready for our next investment.

Dan A. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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.

Tim is completely honest, and we highly recommend him.

Bryan M. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

If we had to do it again, we would do it with Tim.

My wife and I had a very particular type of property in mind. We found two ads on Redfin in our price range. When we went to see the first one, Tim told us that it will go for much more than the asking price. The listing agent of the second was not returning calls and e-mails, but Tim’s persistence paid off. When we finally saw it, Tim told us it will go for less and we can be bold. We made a low offer on this second, and after some bickering got it for a very good bargain. Tim’s feeling for the price saved us at least a hundred thousand, and may be much more. And the first one? It was sold for 2.5 times the asking price.

Few things about Tim. He is very quick to respond, unless he is with a client of course. I don’t think there was a question that he didn’t respond to the same day. His responses were always insightful, informative and to the point. He is not pushy at all and will not tell you what he thinks unless you ask. He is a pleasant person to deal with, which is a nice bonus.

Moreover, sellers agent gave wrong information to the escrow company, and the difference was worth a few thousand bucks. When we found out, the deal was closed and Tim had no financial interest in helping us. Yet he put a good effort into that, and we got all the difference refunded within a couple of weeks.

We had only one issue with Tim. During the contingency period he went on vacation, notifying us only a day before he left. His business partner helped us while he was away. While he was gone we hit some problems, and they were difficult to resolve with another agent, who didn’t have a deep knowledge of the situation’s background. So if you go for Tim (which I highly recommend), make sure you know his vacation plans in advance.

Victor K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My wife and I were first time home buyers and not even sure we wanted to make the plunge. Tim was very low pressure and helpful. He patiently answered numerous rookie questions throughout the process and 6 months later we were homeowners.

Two things in particular we really appreciated: 1) He knows the SF market very well. Tim called the approx selling price of places on multiple occasions. He always let us make the final decision but gave very good advice on what to and what not to bid on given our budget. 2) Tim is extremely responsive. Over our six month search we rarely waited more than an hour to hear back from him.

Scott S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim helped us buy our first home and we’re thankful for his shepherding us through this arduous process with unflinching confidence and helpful advice, despite the difficult real estate market in San Francisco for first-time buyers. We appreciated his responsiveness, breadth of experience, candidness, and patience. Also, Tim is well known by other agents in the city and is well respected by them. We enjoyed working with him.

He keeps it real!

Simon S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

We were lucky enough to get Tim as our realtor. Tim is a rare find. Trustworthy, capable and resilient are some words that come to mind.

All the other positive reviews here cover the basics, Tim knows what he is doing and is a great person. What we want to make clear is that Tim will stick it out with you even when the going gets tough. After some failed offers and many viewings (so many..), we decided to make an offer on a foreclosed property. Tim navigated us for months through the craziness of constant contract changes, inspections, figuring out potential renovation costs, and continuous doubt about whether we would actually ever close. Throughout the process he kept us informed and lead us as a team. He was truly amazing.

We feel like we could happily go on and on about Tim. But to cut straight to it, we want to say that Tim will always be a special person to our family. When we so often over the years didn’t think it would be possible, he helped us secure a permanent home in San Francisco.

Thank you!
Steven, Kelly & Sidney

Steven G. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim is the best agent we could have hoped to work with! My husband and I are first time buyers, and Tim patiently met with us and guided us through each step of the way. Tim was a true pleasure to work with. He is incredibly responsive and emails late into the night, knowledgeable of the city, kind, and just a fun person to spend the afternoon with house-hunting. It says a lot that the sellers we met all said that Tim was a great guy (and nearly all of them knew him by name!) We made several offers and spent nearly half a year before finding our home, and Tim never pushed us to hurry along in our search. Tim had a colleague check in on us when he was on vacation, and has provided life-saving recommendations for loan agents, contractors, etc. It was also a nice gesture that when we first got to the house, there was a bottle of champagne and a card waiting for us! Anyone looking for a house in San Francisco should definitely give Tim a call!

Joanna W. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I’m just adding to all these amazing 5 star reviews about Tim.

He is one of the hardest working realtors in San Francisco and is extremely good at what he does. I have helped many of Tim’s clients with their home insurnace requirements for their new home purchases and all of his clients have had nothing but praises for his service.

If you’re looking for a top agent to work with, look no futher. Tim helps so many families with navigating the real estate market and finding the home of their dreams!

Eric G. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My husband and I were first time sellers – STRESSFUL! BUT Tim was so a-mazing! Not only did he help guide us through the process, he was emotionally supportive through it all. He’s extremely knowledgeable and savvy. His insight on the market positioned our home to sell in less than a week! Like I said, he’s A-MAZING! Clearly, he’s VERY good at what he does – a true professional, but what I like most about Tim is that he’s personable and so patient. He was so accommodating to our relentless questions and was always very honest, communicative and we felt reassured knowing that he was on our team. This is such a competitive market. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to help navigate it. When we’re back on the market to buy, no doubt about it, we are calling Tim.

Debbie L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I was a first time seller and I was clueless how the process worked. When I first contacted Tim, he promptly returned my email and visited me at my home right away.

I was nervous and fearful of selling my home that I lived in for 30+ years. Tim was calm and courteous and he walked me through the step by step process of selling my house. He was honest in letting me know what to expect (e.g. the price range of the house) and answered all my questions thoroughly. When I was signing the final documents, Tim took the extra time to explain what each document meant so that I understood exactly what I was signing.

The home and yard needed a lot of work before we put it on the market. Tim and his team took charge! They gathered bids so I could decide what work I wanted to do, and how much I was willing to spend. They really made the house shine!!!

One of the things I really liked about Tim is that he always kept me informed about what was going on. He even emailed me a schedule of important dates to remember such as an inspector coming over to view the house. He made me feel part of the selling process and that my opinion mattered. If there were any steps that had to be taken, Tim would talk to me first before going through with the next step.

After the house was sold, I was faced with the next challenge of where to live. Tim looked high and low to find a house that fit my needs. Through his extra efforts he found the perfect house across the bridge.

That’s the kind of guy Tim is. He would put his clients above everything else.

Get this guy. You won’t be disappointed.

Wil F. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

There’s little I can say about Tim that others haven’t already said. Nonetheless: Tim was an absolute pleasure to work with and about as helpful as I think any human could be in helping to find a place to call home. As first time home buyers, and in a crazy bay area market, it was Tim’s expertise that put us at ease and kept us sane. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and honest. We’ve already recommended him to friends and we give him our highest endorsement to anyone looking to buy a home.

Mikey G. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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.

Cybil S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim Gullicksen is THE real estate professional you want to work with if you are selling (or buying, I’m sure) your home. My family was moving out of San Francisco and we needed someone knowledgeable to help us through the selling process. We interviewed several agents from reputable companies and Tim clearly stood out as the most qualified person to work with. He is honest, super responsive, and well-respected in the field. He gave us good advice on how to best market our home and was keenly aware of the subleties of the fast-paced ever-changing bay area market. Tim is excellent at re-strategizing based on feedback he takes in at open houses. We really appreciated that he went the extra mile by attending all of our open houses, which apparently, not all agents do for their clients. He is extremely responsible and walked us through all the parts of the selling process. He puts his clients’ needs and wishes first and foremost. It was truly a pleasure working with Tim!

Jen S. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My wife and I were evicted after decades in the City and stressed out with the prospect of facing a nearly impossible SF housing market. A friend recommended Tim and from our first meeting we knew he was not only a great human being, but he would be our trusted guide through every step of the process.

Tim has a deep knowledge of San Francisco neighborhoods, home construction, offer strategies and solid relationships with other agents. Most importantly, he is a problem solver who listens. If we had a question, Tim would respond immediately. If we disagreed with a recommendation, Tim took it to heart and we adjusted our goals. We’ve heard of agents who push their clients just to get a sale. Tim is the exact opposite. He gets to know you, and does everything to ensure that the home you buy is perfectly suited to your needs.

When the dust settled, my wife and I were able to buy a cottage in Ingleside and couldn’t be happier. Huge thanks to Tim for all his hard work.

Scott M. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

As a first time homebuyer, Tim helped us purchase our first home and was amazing throughout the entire process. He made the whole experience seamless and positive and he’s currently helping us with our next property.

Saket M. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I recently sold a condo in SF and Tim worked tirelessly on my behalf. If you have ever sold property and felt that you weren’t sure what the realtor actually did to earn his or her commission, you will not feel that way with Tim. He worked doggedly and earned every penny! I was frustrated that half the commission had to go to the buyer’s agent because I felt he deserved it far more. I was selling a tiny unit in Low Pac Heights. He recommended that we update it which was something that simply sounded like a lot of work and hassle to me. Well, it was a lot of work but he handled every detail of it. He dealt with the HOA, with the contractors and stagers, he even fronted the cash for it so that I had no out of pocket expense and could instead reimburse him from the sale proceeds at closing. He dealt with many an HOA headache and demand. He kept me informed throughout the process. And he got me the best possible price. He is savvy, experienced and he really knows the nuances of the SF market. I would highly recommend him. He is the best realtor I have have ever worked with.

Renata K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I recently sold a condo in SF and Tim worked tirelessly on my behalf. If you have ever sold property and felt that you weren’t sure what the realtor actually did to earn his or her commission, you will not feel that way with Tim. He worked doggedly and earned every penny! I was frustrated that half the commission had to go to the buyer’s agent because I felt he deserved it far more. I was selling a tiny unit in Low Pac Heights. He recommended that we update it which was something that simply sounded like a lot of work and hassle to me. Well, it was a lot of work but he handled every detail of it. He dealt with the HOA, with the contractors and stagers, he even fronted the cash for it so that I had no out of pocket expense and could instead reimburse him from the sale proceeds at closing. He dealt with many an HOA headache and demand. He kept me informed throughout the process. And he got me the best possible price. He is savvy, experienced and he really knows the nuances of the SF market. I would highly recommend him. He is the best realtor I have have ever worked with.

Renata K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim was fantastic to work with. He knows the San Francisco market and neighborhoods well, was always prompt in answering our questions, did an excellent job of guiding us through the process, and is just funny and warm and nice to work with and made the crazy process of SF home-buying much more fun.

We were buying from out-of-state which should have complicated things but seemed to be no problem for Tim, and he really helped us get to know the special snowflake that is the SF market and made sure we were looking in neighborhoods and at houses we would be happy with. His honest assessments of properties and deep knowledge of the process were invaluable.

I would send anyone who is house-hunting in SF to Tim without reservation!!

Lisa K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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5.0 star rating 10/25/2012
We couldn’t have asked for or found a better realtor than Tim!

Reading all these well-written Yelp reviews will give you a full picture of Tim and I’m not sure what else I can add except a few details about our experience as first-time homebuyers. We had another realtor before him, and ended up feeling pressured to buy a home we didn’t think we could afford. We stuck to our guns and avoided getting in over our heads though we felt criticized and pressured. All this to say, we were a bit nervous when starting over, but after our first meeting with Tim we felt like we’d found someone who was rooting for us. Tim’s got nothing to prove – and brings only good things to the table: an understanding of what clients want, through listening and watching; honesty and clarity, an incredible knowledge of and love for the City, energy and enthusiasm, patience, a keen and realistic view of real estate trends, and a sense of humor to boot. His assessments of properties were really helpful and increased our feelings of trust in him. We made offers on a few places and though not winning those bids (in a crazy, overvalued market with many bidders) was disappointing at the time, Tim helped us keep perspective on the situation in a kind way. Our last bid won, and it was just what we wanted, where we wanted. The whole process for us took a few months from beginning our search to the close of escrow, and the escrow process itself was tidy and efficient; Tim was on top of all deadlines.

Tim’s professional and pleasant demeanor means a lot when dealing with other agents and individuals involved in the transaction, too. And his network of professionals is helpful – we really liked the pest inspector and general inspector he recommended, and ended up using one for needed work. We’ll likely contact him for a recommendation when it comes time to remodel.

What else. Very responsive with email. He’s obviously got a lot going on but we felt like he was very available and patient. Our impression was that he loves his job, loves seeing people successfully buy or sell, and it shows in an outstanding quality of work.

If you’re sitting on the fence about whom to select, or worried about ending up with a pushy / greedy realtor, don’t hesitate to reach out to Tim! He’s nothing but good.

G And M L. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim is a fantastic agent, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a house in SF.

We just bought a house here after moving from the Midwest, and Tim was great at introducing us to the idiosyncrasies of this competitive and not-entirely-rational market. He knows the history of the city and its neighborhoods very deeply, and gave us great pointers on what to look for in home construction and disclosures. He had advice and was always listening to what we wanted, even when that changed over time. We never felt pressured. His connections and knowledge of the real estate agent community were also really helpful. Not to mention, he is hilarious and tons of fun to hang out with!

Bottom line: Tim gave us confidence when we were totally lost, and did his best to make a nerve-wrecking process fun and interesting. We now have a home we love and we have Tim to thank!

Chris C. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim is simply amazing. If you’re looking for property in San Francisco you need to talk to him.
We worked with 3 other realtors before finding Tim on Yelp and the difference was immediately obvious.
Tim knows the city inside out, he’s a pro when it comes to the home buying process, he will never pressure you to buy a place, he will answer your emails and calls in no more than a couple of hours regardless of how many you have and what time of the day it is.
We looked for a whole year and had many failed bids but Tim never lost interest in us and was always helpful and patient.
Months after we closed we’re still getting valuable help and advice from Tim and he’s still answering our emails within minutes.

H K. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟