About San Francisco Realtor Craig Ackerman

Certified Residential Specialist

Certified Residential Specialist

Five Star Agent + Member, Top Agent Network

Craig Ackerman, a leader in San Francisco real estate, is known for innovation. In 2002, he created Ackerman Realty Group as a boutique firm without the constraints of a traditional corporate brokerage. Craig’s unique approach delivers:

  • top 1% in sales volume of all SF Realtors
  • Five Star Awards for customer satisfaction annually since 2014
  • #1 independent single-broker firm per MLS year after year

The company is nimble, flexible and follows a custom process of detailed research, a cost-benefit analysis and targeted demographic marketing. Craig says, “I constantly tweak my approach to reflect the market and give clients an entrepreneurial advantage.”

Real estate author

There’s a lot at stake in a trust or probate home sale. Craig’s first book, Selling Grandma’s House – Streamlining trust home sales for San Francisco attorneys and trustees (perhaps the longest title on Amazon), helps readers protect the estate and increase proceeds. “I show my coordinated steps for transaction profitable for everyone, as well as before and after photos of the home transformation,” he says.

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 frequently appears before the probate courts, facilitating open bidding. See details on his speaking topics and schedule a presentation.

A personal glimpse

Growing up in New Jersey, Craig worked alongside his father in the family business. He learned about construction first hand, ripping out drywall and pounding nails in the homes they rehabbed and flipped or rented.

Craig settled in San Francisco after nearly 10 years as a corporate sales manager in China and S.E. Asia. His non-working hours are devoted to his wife and young son, leaving playing drums with an alt rock band, golf and scuba 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

Gavin Coombs

Gavin Coombs

Residential Sales Partner

Gavin, a highly experienced and respected real estate broker, has received more 5-star Yelp reviews than any of San Francisco’s thousands of real estate professionals. His career in residential leasing produced the most leasing transactions in SF history. Gavin has served as an expert witness for numerous San Francisco real estate attorneys in their landlord-tenancy cases.

In 2007, Gavin was honored as the San Francisco Apartment Association Leasing Consultant of the Year at their first annual Trophy Awards.

He earned a business degree from the University of South Carolina, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Gavin was a Rhodes scholarship nominee and interned at the US Senate. His outside interests include nutrition, fitness, politics, philosophy and economics. Gavin and his family enjoy good food and good humor, and live in San Francisco’s Alamo Square neighborhood.

Memberships
San Francisco and California Apartment Associations ~ Professional Property Management Association ~ San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project ~ Small Property Owners of San Francisco ~ San Francisco, California and National Associations of Realtors

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 developed a lot of real estate savvy in six years writing the firm’s newsletters and website content. She is committed to 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.

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