About San Francisco Realtor Craig Ackerman

Certified Residential Specialist

Certified Residential Specialist

Five Star Agent + Member, Top Agent Network

Craig Ackerman is a leader in San Francisco real estate, both in volume of transactions and his innovative approach to selling homes. Consistently in the top 2% of all Realtors in the City, he was the #1 independent single-broker firm according to MLS records in 2014 and 2015.

Craig built his boutique firm as an alternative to inflexible corporate brokerages. He says, “I’m always tweaking my process to give clients a seamless experience and the advantages of an entrepreneurial approach.” Over the last decade, he developed a sophisticated process, from detailed research and a cost-benefit analysis to targeted demographics and a team of partners on call for related services.

Real estate author

Craig’s first book came out in 2016: Selling Grandma’s House – Streamlining trust home sales for San Francisco attorneys and trustees. “I know how challenging a trust home sale can be. I’m sharing the steps and the photos that show how to make the project smoother and more profitable for everyone involved.”

Speaker and expert witness

An authority on the local real estate market, home updating and targeted sales, Craig often addresses Bay Area groups. He presents seminars, speaks at professional events and has served as an expert witness at trial. See details on his topics and schedule a presentation.

A personal glimpse

When most kids in his New Jersey hometown were going to ballgames, Craig was working alongside his father in the family business, ripping out drywall and pounding nails in the homes they rehabbed and flipped or rented.

He settled in San Francisco after nearly 10 years as a corporate sales manager in China and S.E. Asia. Craig’s non-working hours are devoted to his wife and young son, so playing the drums with an alt rock band, golf and scuba diving are on the back burner.

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A Homebuyer’s Advocate

In 2014 and 2015 Craig earned a Five Star Real Estate Agent award, based on surveys of homebuyers and industry professionals.

Five Star Agent Award Winner Craig Ackerman, San Francisco
#1 SF independent, single broker office 2014-2016

Top-rated by client reviews 2014-2016

Author, 2016 SF real estate book

Author, 2016 SF real estate book

Member, Top Agent Network

Member, Top Agent Network

Residential Construction Certified

Only 3% of Realtors nationwide certified

Since 20XX

Certified since 2013

MCLE Approved

Calif. State Bar MCLE-approved

CRS Construction

Home construction expert

Ryan Talamantes

Ryan Talamantes

Residential Realtor

Ryan Talamantes is a consummate real estate professional. He serves his clients with a blend of enthusiasm, expertise and a desire to surpass every one of their expectations. With an energetic spirit and lifelong passion for real estate, Ryan guides first-time buyers and experienced homeowners through the exciting process of buying or selling a home. His background in design and art gives him a keen eye and sensitivity for connecting homebuyers with the property perfectly suited to their taste and lifestyle. He gets the job done and delights our clients! On his days off, Ryan pursues his interest in art, architecture and exploring the Bay Area. He also recharges through hot yoga, guided mediation and escaping to nature.

Noemie Saplan

Noemie Saplan

Transaction Coordinator

A licensed Realtor®, Noemie brings six plus years of real estate experience to the table. She’s a whiz at managing the complicated, time-sensitive document flow of our transactions, shepherding them from start to audit completion. Also among her specialties — inspection scheduling, gathering HOA documents and ensuring compliance of all files. Noemie’s passion is to continually improve office processes and make our clients’ experience stress free. She and her husband have three wonderful children, and in her scarce spare time she is an avid powerlifter.

Bonnie Ayers Namkung

Bonnie Ayers Namkung

SEO Copywriter

Bonnie has picked up a lot of real estate savvy in six years writing the firm’s newsletters and website content. She enjoys telling the stories and sharing the tips that smooth the way for Ackerman clients and followers. Her past includes stints in PR and marketing communications, freelance magazine writing, customer service and sales. Bonnie lives in Marin with her husband and has two lovely grown children. A dancer and weekend hiker, she also recently took up painting.

45+Transactions Annually

15 Years in Business

+121% Sales Price / List Price

17.8 Avg. Days on Market

350+ Transactions since 2003

Top 1.5%Ranking: SF Residential Agent

In Avg. Sales, Annually