Bill bought his first San Francisco loft after moving his design and marketing business from Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1997. It wasn’t long before Bill decided to harness his experience with design and technology collaboration, with his new-found passion: working with people buying and selling real estate in San Francisco.
Because of this background, Bill doesn’t see himself as a salesman. His role more closely resembles that of a consultant where his design, marketing and hyper-local insight are shared in support of his clients’ goals.
For this reason, developing the long-term working relationship with Bill is strategic. And his loyalty is mutual with clients.
Bill says, “I believe that working as a team in collaboration with my clients; by sharing the tools of the trade I can help them save both time and money, making it easier and more fun to buy or sell their home.
Bill is the #1 San Francisco agent at Park Terrace (by sales volume), and one of Bill’s recent listings at Park Terrace achieved the highest ever cost per square foot for the building.
“Bill is a consummate professional. From our first meeting with him through close of escrow, it was clear that Bill was dedicated to ensuring we received the best possible offer for our condo. Bill’s knowledge of our neighborhood and building enabled him to provide strategic guidance for our list price Bill is extremely collaborative and responsive and was able to put our minds at ease throughout the sales process. Bill always made time to answer questions and clarify details. As a result of Bill’s expertise and dedication we received multiple offers for our condo and the results broke a record in our building!”
– Kristin K.
“We enjoyed working with Bill, and felt comfortable with the entire process all the way. He gave sound advice and would always be objective when responding to our questions and preferences. We truly appreciate the experience with Bill and would work with him again. His sense of humor was similar to ours, and being on the same wavelength is a plus. Purchasing a home is a serious process, but I never imagined we would be so fortunate to have such a friendly realtor, who was not only professional but very personable. Bill was just right for our lifestyle and personalities.”
– Stephanie & William A.
“When we listed our home with Bill Williams, he immediately took the action necessary to make a sale. His knowledge of the market and the large number of contacts he had with potential buyers helped in selling our property quickly. His understanding of the legal issues of a complex sale and his ability to manage them were extremely helpful in the sale process. It is a pleasure to highly recommend Bill Williams as an agent.”
– David & Barry, Park Terrace owners who sold in 2013
“I was impressed with Bill Williams from the first time I met him. He did an outstanding job listing and selling our unit. He helped us prepare the unit, advertised it, and ultimately sold it for more than listing price. The staff at Climb are very good and well-organized. I highly recommend Bill for buying and selling your properties. He is straightforward and assertive without being too aggressive.”
– Michael, Suzan, & Mary Desing
“Bill was extremely proactive in lining up buyers and a backup even after there was an accepted offer. He made himself available to answer questions and put my mind at rest. In addition, he kept the realtor I was using to purchase a property out of the area in the loop. I would highly recommend him.”
– Barbara C-S.
“So glad we worked with Bill to recently sell our condo! He is extremely knowledgeable about SF and the Mission Bay/SOMA area, and provided a lot of insight and perspective when making decisions about the sale. We were in communication daily, and he set our expectations about any action that would be needed to list the condo and to close on the sale. It’s priceless knowing that we could trust any advice Bill gave us and that he was looking our for our best interest. In the end, we received the right offer and the right price, and Bill made it happen.”
– Valerie P., Park Terrace resident who sold in 2103
“I have now bought and sold a condo. For the buying we used an good realtor. He did the usual things, he was nice, we liked him. For the selling, we used Bill Williams and the difference was night and day. It’s a buyer’s market and we knew that selling our SOMA condo at a decent price was going to be tough. Bill stepped up to the plate and took on the challenge with a smile. I have never seen such a thorough, hard-working professional. He kept us up to date on the latest sales in our neighborhood and did tons of background work to make sure we were priced right, that we were hitting the market on the right date, and that our place showed well. He was fair, a straight shooter, and realistic. And the proof is in the pudding. He got our condo sold in three weeks. AMAZING! I really can’t recommend him enough. Awesome, awesome person to work with.”
– Alison P., Park Terrace resident sold in 2011
“Bill Williams is one of the top realtors in the City. Bill recently sold my loft which he helped me to buy several years ago. While I was doubtful about going to market as my property was in litigation, he convinced me that there was sufficient market demand to obtain my target pricing. Every realtor has their own personality, and Bill is able to get results in a low key methodic way. He was involved in the entire process including staging, minor repairs and closing. I could not be more pleased with the results. While this review is primarily focused on my recent sale, it is important to note that throughout the real estate recession, Bill stayed in touch with me to provide sales comp information and other items that I needed for a refinance, etc. That is the service and relationship level that differentiates Bill from many other realtors.”
– Laurence H.
“Bill Williams helped me to strategically price and sell my apartment resulting in multiple offers and I am pleased with the results. Definitely I would recommend Bill to my friends or anyone buying or selling a home in San Francisco. He is extremely professional, and he always answered all my questions promptly. This is the second time I have worked with him. “
– Roberto R.
“We were very fortunate to have Bill help us buy our first home in San Francisco and he was very thorough and resourceful in explaining each step of the process. He was in constant contact with us, which helped us know things were getting done and moving in the right direction. He always responded very quickly and we are very pleased with the results. We also appreciated his style of communication, his professionalism, and his genuine care for us as clients. He was always available to answer any of our questions and he was also VERY understandable with any of our worries and anxieties and would do all that he can to address them. We are now happy homeowners thanks to Bill! Even after we closed, Bill has been so helpful and resourceful in helping us transition into our new home! Now that’s a great real estate agent!”
– Lee C.
“We met Bill at an open house while looking for a condo in South Beach. Our situation was challenging for a number of reasons. First, we had a huge laundry list of things we wanted in a property. Second, we needed to use a VA loan, which is complicated and extremely rare in San Francisco. For condos, the property has to be approved by the VA (which takes months) and none in the city are. Bill nailed the property immediately. It had everything that we asked for. We wouldn’t have to compromise on anything. Bill then submitted the VA paperwork and we waited. Less than two months later the property was approved and two units were for sale. Bill filled out the paperwork for us and helped us come up with an offer which was fair and we hoped would be accepted. The offer was accepted and Bill did a great job of managing the difficult escrow process. We have been in our condo now for about a year and love the property. We highly recommend Bill!”
– Jeff M.
“Bill came highly recommended from our mortgage banker and lived up to our expectations and beyond. After losing out on our first bid we had experienced the ineffective hands-off approach of using a realtor that worked for a major website, and we were ready to work with someone that took the time to understand our needs and to truly represent us to the sellers. With Bill the difference was night and day. He drove us around town, showed us all kinds of properties, and got to know the sellers and agents in order to put our best foot forward. In the end we got an amazing home that we love, and Bill continued to work for us and represent us long after we got the keys. A great guy, don’t hesitate to work with Bill!
– John M.
Bill Williams (aka RealBillSF)
Thankful to be alive.
When people appreciate my service after a job well done.
Staying focused on the things that really matter.
I rise with the sun.
A productive day ending with the perfect meal shared among friends.
Rolling coins in a bank vault.
Ability to never repeat information given to me in confidence.
My son Charlie.
A hyper-local, focused, network of like minded agents.
What do you love about San Francisco?
Living in downtown San Francisco is like being on permanent vacation. Simply riding a bike to the farmers market, I hear multiple languages, pass through micro-climates, and experience amazingly diverse food choices.