Bernie Katzmann

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Bernard Katzmann

Experience, Excellence and Integrity

Top 1% Agents San Francisco and Nationally since 1990

#1 Top Producer for more than 20 years

As a leading real estate agent in San Francisco, with more than twenty years experience in working with buyers and sellers, I am able to provide the level of expertise necessary for all types of residential real estate transactions. I believe that my success is built upon a keen understanding of the San Francisco real estate market and on my hard work, professionalism and dedication to my clients.

As a team, my business partner Mike Shaw and I, unlike many other successful real estate agents, do not delegate to others but are personally involved in every facet of each transaction to ensure that the transaction goes as smoothly as possible and thus minimize the myriads of possible headaches in the transaction.

As real estate professionals we have worked with buyers, whether first time or investors, and sellers ranging from homeowners to developers and institutions such as banks in sales of all types of residential properties throughout San Francisco.

Our expert market knowledge and strong marketing, negotiating and people skills have enabled us to achieve an unusually high level of customer satisfaction, resulting in repeat and referral business from satisfied clients accounting for more than 90% of our business.

What sellers say…

You should be commended for your professionalism, consistent quality work, thoroughness and attention to detail. Above all you should be commended for your honesty and integrity, not necessarily a common trait in your business… you keep an eye out for the best interest of your client. RAH

Even though we signed up to sell our home in the toughest economic environment San Francisco has ever seen, you were able to complete the sale quickly and at a price very close to the original asking price… this was due to your hard work and extensive knowledge of the real estate market in San Francisco. Thank you for making our experience very easy and simple, when it easily could have been challenging and stressful. MN&MP

You were a voice of reason and thoughtfulness. I am confident your suggestions and marketing significantly increased the price we received, as well as reduced the time our house was on the market. Your dedication to customer service is why we had such a successful transaction. TH/LH

Bernie had our interests as a first priority, guiding us through the process while maintaining warmth and professionalism. It was not all about making the sale. KL

I have sold several homes in my lifetime but I have never received the attention you gave me in you handling every detail and keeping me completely up to date. ES

Your straightforward approach and sensitivity to our concerns was greatly appreciated. You did exactly as you promised, and more. What a contrast between your professionalism and the shenanigans of our previous real estate experiences. DB/SB

My decision to choose Bernie in the sale of a 5-unit apartment building was helped by the fact that he was referred to me by a contracting professional who claimed to know “all” the agents in San Francisco, and that Bernie was one of the few he would recommend… Some may hesitate to list with a “top producer” because they think the agent may be too busy with multiple deals. I never had that feeling with Bernie. He was on top of everything. JD

During the entire process he kept me updated and informed. I have dealt with four different realtors in the past and, without question, Bernie is head and shoulders above them all. He is an exceptional, kind and caring individual. He is simply the best! CC/AC

Thank you for your unswerving professionalism. I know I wasn’t the easiest client you have had, but I can assure you that you are the best real estate representative I have seen: getting things done, accepting my arbitrary decisions without telling me I’m crazy, constant attention and focus on showing the property. JSM

I most appreciated your ability to always keep me informed with explanations that were always understandable and pertinent. EOC

I’ve been a real estate appraiser for eleven years and have worked with many different realtors. I can see why you have been the top producer in your office for so many years. Thank you for making the sale of our home an easy and successful experience. The property was well advertised and marketed and your negotiation skills resulted in a sales price that was beyond our expectation. EJS

Your attention to details was truly exemplary. Complimenting your mastery of technical matters was your gentlemanly demeanor. JL

What buyers say…

Bernie, with his calm and rational manner, made everything seem manageable—even understandable! He asked the right questions, reassured us with timely and important information and spent the time needed for us to feel good about our decision. I would recommend Bernie to a first or fiftieth time buyer. His love of real estate definitely shows! SP

It was reassuring to have you available (seven days a week!) to answer our questions and to guide us when we didn’t know what to ask. With your kind, strong, and (when needed) tough manner, you helped us successfully through several difficult negotiations and were there for us after closing. When unforeseeable difficulties arose, you calmed our nerves and handled the situations efficiently. PF/MK

You are one of the best realtors with whom we have worked. We were pleased with your ability to understand our needs and show us homes that matched our expectations and budget. Your understanding of the San Francisco market really gave us a competitive edge in getting the most house for our money. RA/DE

I don't think I would have been as successful as I was during the process of buying a home in San Francisco without Bernie Katzmann. Buying in SF is complicated - there's no getting around it. Demand is usually high and while quality properties are out there they often seem just out of reach. Bernie's focused on doing everything he can to put you in the best possible position when the time comes to make your offer. And that's what it really comes down to. Bernie is knowledgeable in all the right areas, he's thinking ahead and providing great advice, he's extremely professional, and he's available and responsive throughout the process. I recommend him highly. You can't go wrong with Bernie! - JCK
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1706 42nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,050 Sq.ft.
$1,200,000
Sold
60 Rausch Street 311
San Francisco, CA 94103
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,472 Sq.ft.
$950,000
Sold
2320 Ortega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,707 Sq.ft.
$1,500,000
Sold
10 Pemberton Place
San Francisco, CA 94114
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,820 Sq.ft.
$3,100,000
Sold
1200 Gough Street 9D
San Francisco, CA 94109
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 900 Sq.ft.
$819,000
Sold
987 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 510 Sq.ft.
$785,000
Sold
1045 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,871 Sq.ft.
$1,750,000
Sold
379 Church Street 301
San Francisco, CA 94114
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 789 Sq.ft.
$960,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
2058 12th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,962 Sq.ft.
$3,000,000
Sold
3620 19th Street 38
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,305 Sq.ft.
$1,380,000
Sold
545 Leavenworth Street 5
San Francisco, CA 94109
1 Bed | 2 Bath | 788 Sq.ft.
$680,000
Sold
888 7th Street LL-13
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 2 Bath | 714 Sq.ft.
$705,000
Sold
2170 18th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,350 Sq.ft.
$1,553,000
Sold
130 Roanoke Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,575,000
Sold
619 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,101 Sq.ft.
$1,125,000
Sold
1850 Turk Street 101
San Francisco, CA 94115
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,247 Sq.ft.
$1,325,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
730 Florida Street 12
San Francisco, CA 94110
1 Bed | 2 Bath | 845 Sq.ft.
$965,000
Sold
317 29th Street 404
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,186 Sq.ft.
$1,255,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
656 Vermont Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,249 Sq.ft.
$1,520,000
Sold
9 Walter Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,765 Sq.ft.
$2,625,000
Sold
45 Hartford Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
5 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,235 Sq.ft.
$3,600,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
1421 22nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,416 Sq.ft.
$3,220,000
Sold
368 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,375 Sq.ft.
$1,701,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
730 Florida Street 20
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,622 Sq.ft.
$1,500,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
730 Florida Street 5
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,269 Sq.ft.
$1,129,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
2439 24th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,475 Sq.ft.
$2,065,000
Sold
132 Roosevelt Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,371 Sq.ft.
$2,165,000
Sold
4131 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
2,050 Sq.ft.
$1,850,000
Sold
2000 Ellis Street 205
San Francisco, CA 94115
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 595 Sq.ft.
$740,000
Sold
624 Belvedere Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,209 Sq.ft.
$1,501,000
Sold
60 Rausch Street 306
San Francisco, CA 94103
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,195 Sq.ft.
$1,200,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
468 Valley Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,378 Sq.ft.
$2,600,000
Sold
1950 Gough Street 201
San Francisco, CA 94109
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,210 Sq.ft.
$1,310,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
4121 Cesar Chavez Street 6
San Francisco, CA 94131
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,894 Sq.ft.
$2,200,000
Sold
1047 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,012 Sq.ft.
$1,350,000
Sold
726 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,386 Sq.ft.
$1,700,000
Sold
1880 Steiner Street 102
San Francisco, CA 94115
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,332 Sq.ft.
$1,433,000
Sold
421 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,280 Sq.ft.
$1,695,000
Sold
526 Broderick Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 1,776 Sq.ft.
$2,091,250
Sold
45 Farnum Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,387 Sq.ft.
$1,870,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
655 Corbett Avenue 506
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 673 Sq.ft.
$841,500
Sold
88 King Street 1219
San Francisco, CA 94107
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,115 Sq.ft.
$1,475,000
Sold
1471 45th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
3 Bed | 4 Bath | 1,775 Sq.ft.
$2,320,000
Sold
77 Dow Place 306
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,254 Sq.ft.
$960,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
469 27th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2,206 Sq.ft.
$2,600,000
Sold
249 Fair Oaks Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,297 Sq.ft.
$3,750,000
Sold
1501 Church Street 3
San Francisco, CA 94131
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,500 Sq.ft.
$1,595,000
Sold
368 Eureka Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,280 Sq.ft.
$3,405,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
818 Van Ness Avenue 206
San Francisco, CA 94109
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,033 Sq.ft.
$1,165,000
Sold
555 4th Street 643
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 718 Sq.ft.
$750,000
Sold
533 Laidley Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,310 Sq.ft.
$3,825,000
Sold
178 Brewster Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 1,981 Sq.ft.
$1,950,000
Sold
20 Parkridge Drive 12
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 1 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$849,000
Sold
3620 19th Street 5
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 3 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,570,000
Sold
28 Beideman Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 934 Sq.ft.
$1,317,225
Sold
11 Clarendon Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94114
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,920 Sq.ft.
$4,100,000
Sold
60 Rausch Street 203
San Francisco, CA 94103
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,498 Sq.ft.
$1,230,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
2999 California Street 203
San Francisco, CA 94115
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 613 Sq.ft.
$670,000
Sold
2001 McAllister Street 333
San Francisco, CA 94118
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 679 Sq.ft.
$880,000
Sold
1351 45th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,300 Sq.ft.
$1,650,000
Sold
789 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,728 Sq.ft.
$2,906,000
Sold
3550 Market Street 401
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,012 Sq.ft.
$980,000
Sold
566 South Van Ness Avenue 12
San Francisco, CA 94110
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 491 Sq.ft.
$575,000
Sold
95 Clarendon Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94114
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2,819 Sq.ft.
$2,900,000
Sold
261 Henry Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,008 Sq.ft.
$1,350,000
Sold
555 4th Street 518
San Francisco, CA 94107
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,161 Sq.ft.
$1,135,000
Sold
989 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 495 Sq.ft.
$735,000
Sold
164 Midcrest Way
San Francisco, CA 94131
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,383 Sq.ft.
$1,605,000
Sold
54 Kempton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,553 Sq.ft.
$1,280,000
Sold
2472 Bush Street A
San Francisco, CA 94115
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,741 Sq.ft.
$1,695,000
Sold
4317 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,200 Sq.ft.
$3,314,317
Sold
2030 3rd Street 14
San Francisco, CA 94107
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,605 Sq.ft.
$1,160,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
27 Starview Way
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 1 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,400,000
Sold
311 Surrey Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,160 Sq.ft.
$1,670,000
Sold
308 Los Palmos Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
2 Bed | 1 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,375,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
555 4th Street 842
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 660 Sq.ft.
$852,000
Sold
70 Collingwood Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 540 Sq.ft.
$823,800
Sold
3620 19th Street 28
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 873 Sq.ft.
$1,075,000
Sold
150 Joost Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94131
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,541 Sq.ft.
$2,000,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
851 Rockdale Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2,264 Sq.ft.
$2,225,000
Sold
145 Rutledge Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,830 Sq.ft.
$1,660,000
Sold
566 South Van Ness Avenue 20
San Francisco, CA 94110
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 491 Sq.ft.
$715,000