PocketList finds quarter of San Francisco home sales are private

  • A host of private home sales involve new construction.
  • Private deals are spread throughout San Francisco County.
  • San Mateo and Santa Clara are where private home deals are most prevalent.

Private home sales, those not listed on the MLS, accounted for 23 percent of San Francisco County home sales in last year, according to findings from PocketList. While the firm expected a high percentage of these non-publicly listed trades to be in high end neighborhoods like Pacific Heights and Marina, it found these transactions were spread all over the county’s map like a “smallpox epidemic.”