Richard Sarro

Realtor®, GRI, ABR
415.680.5042 cell

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If anyone's looking for a single family home in San Mateo, I have a 2 bed 1 bath w/ 970 sq ft, 1 car garage parking w/ a rear yard, coming to market w/ in the next few weeks. Seller has redone the electrical & updated the main service panel, new HVAC & AC, bathroom, floors, removed the old chimney and installed an electric fireplace. Super nice and great neighborhood. More photos to come. Seller may consider a strong preemptive offer prior to going to market, w/ a list around $975k. Email or call me if you know of anyone who might be interested.
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Welcome to Bay Area Living!

Open the doors to experience 5-star service from a successful, full-time Bay Area Real Estate Professional!

As an affiliate with Zephyr Real Estate in San Francisco, I, Richard Sarro, am a full time Realtor® who goes above and beyond to represent both buyers and sellers of residential and limited commercial real estate in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Whether your purpose is home ownership or investment, I have the education, experience, resources and knowledge to negotiate the best outcome and provide you with the expertise and care you deserve.

As your trustworthy and dedicated real estate professional, I have a proven track record, with quality results, all backed by client testimonials, including real Yelp reviews, along with San Francisco's Real Estate sales leader, Zephyr Real Estate: a company with 35+ years of experience. My diverse clientele include buyers and sellers, whether new, repeat or referrals, from Google, Apple, Twitter, CEO's, Oracle, Adobe, techies, banking, medicine, lawyers, law enforcement, teachers, business owners, real estate investors, artists, landscapers, and vintners, to name a few. I do not discriminate and I treat everyone equally, no matter your price point or goal. My clients choose me because I am passionate and motivated to provide the right, personalized service, by listening to their needs and getting them what they want.

It's all about the location, location, location! And I invite you to discover northern California homes with me. Access the MLS directly on my website to search for your San Francisco or Bay Area dream home. Explore my website to find years of research, updated real estate news, personal experience, testimonials and vendor recommendations from my peers and me to help you make the right decision.

Let's make your real estate experience a smooth and pleasant one. I look forward to meeting and working with you. Your absolute success is my goal! Let's discuss over coffee!


  • "Where do I begin? Richard was amazing throughout our entire home-purchasing journey. If anyone has ever tried to look for a home in SF, then you know how hard it an be. Well, add working with a VA loan and certain allowable properties to an already very regulated "approved housing" list and it gets even tougher. Richard stuck with us through every step and kept trying to find us our perfect home.

    John Withelder & Laura Longboardi
  • "When we started working with Richard Sarro to sell our home and purchase a new home in the East Bay, we had high hopes for what our Realtor would be able to do for us. We are pleased to say Richard far exceeded our expectations!!
    Richard went the extra mile to help us prep our home for sale, even working closely with us on paint selection and prioritizing renovations to maximize our budget.

    Mike Terry & Melissa Connelly
  • My family and I were incredibly blessed to have Richard represent us when buying our first home. Richard goes above and beyond to get the job done and we wouldn't be living in our beautiful home if it weren't for Richard's hard work and real estate savvy. And his service doesn't stop after he hands you the keys. Since moving in, Richard has helped us make our first house into a warm and beautiful home by linking us in with his network of general contractors...

    Monty Mugiyas
  • I have purchased many homes and I must say this is the first time an agent has been so attentive to details. Once we found the home I wanted, Richard was honest about the price and straightforward. As a buyer, communication was important to me during the offer process and Richard was continually keeping me in the loop. He continued to offer assistance throughout the loan process and escrow closure.

    E. Victor Quattrin
  • "…You have made this property purchase into a smooth and pleasant process for us!! We very much appreciate your help! You are such an asset to Zephyr!!"

    Lisa Lau
  • "Richard is the only reason we own a home in San Francisco. He patiently waited and worked with us for a full year. His tenacity and knowledge helped us buy our home despite the fact we were not the highest bidder. We will recommend Richard to everyone who's looking to purchase a home in the bay area. Thanks Richard for all your hard work!!"

    Freddy Beaman & Taj Palchaudhuri
  • "Working with Richard was a great experience! He helped me buy my first home, which was no small task. Richard is professional, courteous, and very organized. Even when I grew discouraged, Richard kept looking and in the end, his persistence helped me find the right place. I really appreciate the time Richard took to explain the process to me as a first time buyer.

    Saba Faruqui
  • "Thank you Richard! I'll always remember your insight, wit, and dedication, as you went above and beyond to put me in a great first home. Warmly, Jason Mann"

    Jason Mann
  • "Working with Richard to buy my *first* house was a wonderful experience. He listened to what I wanted, where I wanted it and found me options that fit into my needs and desires instead of just showing me anything and everything available. He showed me places that "worked" for me, and also worked to get me the best deal possible. I never knew how many little details are involved in setting a purchase price!

    Bethany Turo
  • "Richard was incredibly on top of things during the whole stressful process of searching for a house, while helping us keep a sense of humor. He will help you navigate the challenging waters of home buying, and look out for you when no one else will. With Richard's tenacity, we were able to ultimately get the home we were really looking for."

    Craig Phillips & Madge Miller
  • First and foremost, Richard is not your typical realtor. He treats you sincerely as a friend and is here to help. He won't push you to sign an offer letter instead he will keep you away from making bad purchases most of the time. He is very knowledgeable about construction and home improvements which to me is a big big plus. More than once he walked with me inside a house which I am interested in and spent an hour inspecting the house before we write an offer letter.

    Andy Lei
  • All elements of Richard's vast experience and insight came into play on my recent home purchase in the East Bay. The lender seemed very professional and quick to produce a prequalification letter. Once the deal was accepted and underway, the lender failed to perform and became a nightmare to deal with. If it wasn't for Richard's professionalism, constant communication, and daily mediation with the sellers, it's likely that the entire deal would have fallen through. Instead, the transaction was a success...

    Donald Shupp
  • When there were decisions and issues, he gave us the information like we wanted: straight and to the point. We didn't have to wait or reach out to him, he was keeping us up to date 24-7. It was such a relief to know that Richard was on our side and fighting for us and our home. Despite the seller's very difficult agent, he kept the drama away from us and continued to keep our needs addressed and moving forward. When the seller's agent put obstacles in our way he crushed them...

    Christina Pittman
  • Richard was a joy to work with and instrumental in helping us navigate through getting a commercial lease. He was persistent and creative in trying to find the right spot for our business. Our location is amazing and our practice is thriving.

    Cindy Ngot
  • I just bought a condo in Emeryville about 2 weeks ago through Richard. He is so professional and organized that makes everything so simple and easy for the buyer. I truly had a great experience as a first time buyer which is not gonna be my last one.

    Shayan Shahideh
  • Richard is about as hard a worker and decent person to have on your side.Richard is just as good at getting the home you want as he is with selling. He keeps in constant contact via email and phone updates His list of contractors from movers, electricians, plumbers, roofers, landscapers, etc is impressive and we were able to get decent pricing for all of the services we engaged. My partner and I were able to get the home we wanted thanks to Richard. I was not disappointed.

    Scott Forten
  • Richard is hands down the best Realtor I have had. From Day one he was honest and upfront. When I was getting ready to sell my home, Richard gave pointed suggestions and outlined a plan to minimize the amount of time on the market. He also has a great many contacts with various vendors and he was able to get me better deals on several projects. He even came over on his weekends to assist or supervise.

    Scott Forten
  • Richard is a best experience ,knowledgeable and professional realtor that i ever worked with. I am looking forward to purchase a new home in San Francisco from him for my investment soon.

    Sassan Shahmanesh
  • Richard's experience, honesty,knowledge,great attitude and his service is incomparable. I am very grateful happy,thankful and satisfy with his professionalism.

    Farimah Shahmanesh
  • Richard is professionalism and customer service defined! My wife and I were referred to Richard to find a home in the East Bay. Richard made us his number one priority during our six plus weeks of house hunting and was remarkable in attentiveness, accessibility, knowledge of current market trends/activity and even had a car seat for the toddler!!!

    Greg Keller
  • Richard went the extra mile to help us prep our home for sale, even working closely with us on paint selection and prioritizing renovations to maximize our budget. His expert advice and hard work resulted in minimal time on the market and multiple offers; we had our first offer even before our open house.

    Melissa Connelly
  • I have bought 4 properties with the help of Richard. He is amazing. He has been right on all my investments. He is very professional and makes sure his clients are always well represented and protected. He has helped me with tenant screening and placement. This has been extremely helpful to me because as a physician I have no time or insight to screen for a tenant. His track record has been perfect.

    Melissa Connelly
  • Richard is AMAZING! If you are looking for a realtor that is RESPONSIVE, knowledgeable, trust worthy and a PARTNER then Richard is definitely your guy. Right from the very beginning Richard offered his expertise in real estate and quickly put us in touch with various parties we need to work with. Even before we put an offer in, Richard helped us identify an amazing mortgage banker that was able to turn around a loan approval letter in one day!

    Tracy Witter & David Sheridan - Purchase
  • Do you like the sound of a cash offer and no contingencies? Richard was our realtor for our 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the Haight and he delivered!

    Richard provided useful advice regarding how to prepare our place for sale - which included decluttering and re-staining the original 1908 woodwork.

    Tracy Witter & David Sheridan - Sale
  • We enlisted Richard to be our real estate agent to help us purchase a new home and to sell our current home. We have loved working with him and highly recommend him if you're either looking to buy or sell your home in the Bay Area. Initially, we were not optimistic that we would find our dream home because the Bay Area real estate market has been very hot (low inventory, high prices, all cash offers, etc.). But, Richard reassured us that with time, patience, and energy that we would find a home, and he was right!

    Rajiv & Ramaah Vaidyanathan – Sale & Purchase
  • We were referred to Richard by a close friend in May 2013. Being in the market for the 1st time, my husband & I were very nervous especially with all the overbidding that happened during the summer. But Richard gave us all the confidence to take that 1st step. Richard patiently sat down with us to explain some of the basics of 'home buying'. If you are looking to buy or sell, look no further!! You will be in good hands!

    Tina Roger & Varghese Muthalaly
  • Richard was able to find us the condo we were looking for with a million dollar view. The condo complex we were interested in had very little quality inventory on the MLS. Richard conducted a mail campaign for us of the units that matched our requirements. Very quickly we found a seller with the perfect unit. We were able to purchase prior to it formally hitting the market. The transaction had its challenges, including a difficult tenant that had to be persuaded to leave his lease early.

    Tim & Aida Dupuis
  • Richard is about the best Realtor anyone can ask for. We were looking for an agent to sell our house and was referred to Richard. He called us back immediately to assist us (and this was only 3 days after his baby was born). This shows the dedication he has towards his clients. He reviewed our house, gave us great advice on how to present the house and what we needed to do to get top dollar offers. He did not push us at all.

    Joel & Li Gapasin - Sale
  • Richard went the extra mile to help us prep our home for sale, even working closely with us on paint selection and prioritizing renovations to maximize our budget. His expert advice and hard work resulted in minimal time on the market and multiple offers; we had our first offer even before our open house.

    Joel & Li Gapasin - Purchase
  • This is our second time working with Richard and he is as awesome as ever. He knew the difficulties of buying a house with a VA loan in a seller's market. He gave us great advice throughout the entire process and took care of us the entire time. He is one of the hardest working people I know. Why? He helped us secure our offer on the night before Thanksgiving. He will work on your timeline.

    Melissa Connelly
  • Richard is by far the best realtor on both sides of the bay. He is not only efficient but is personable as well. He just completed the sale of my condo and he made it easy for all parties. He is a true professional. He pays attention to every single detail even the small ones and answers the questions before they are even asked.

    Laurie Karzen
  • Richard is a real estate agent that is full of knowledge and he definitely knows how to get you what you want at the best price possible. He is honest and reliable and he goes beyond what you would expect from a Realtor. He has helped us select a roofer and is helping us make sure the job gets done well and he has a lot of great suggestions things that my husband and I probably would not have thought about ourselves.

    Tony & Veronica Ochoa
  • When I moved to Walnut Creek, California from New York in December year 2012, I really needed to find place to settle, but it was a kind of difficult for me to do it. At that time, it was very fortunate for me to meet Realtor named Richard Sarro. He was really voluntarily help me as my real brother, not only finding me a good two bedroom condominium at a right price, but helped me in many ways to settle down with good guidance I needed. I highly recommend him with my sincere appreciation to him.

    Byung Park
  • I will keep this short and simple! If you want someone who goes ABOVE and BEYOND the call of duty Richard is your guy. His honesty, experience, knowledge and service are unlike any that I know of.

    Parvis & FereshtehHarirchi
  • Richard helped steer my girlfriend and I through our first time home buying experience with ease and good humor, as he showed us many intriguing properties in SF. As he got to know our tastes better we hit on some really great places before finally landing a great deal on a house in the Outer Sunset.

    Craig Phillip & Madge Miller
  • This review is long overdue, and for that I apologize to anyone who worked with anyone other than Richard in the interim! Aside from being super-organized, professional, personable, dependable, knowledgeable, and reliable, Richard is a great person and true friend.

    Bethany Turo&Chalo Fernandez – Sale & Purchase
  • Richard went the extra mile to help us prep our home for sale, even working closely with us on paint selection and prioritizing renovations to maximize our budget. His expert advice and hard work resulted in minimal time on the market and multiple offers; we had our first offer even before our open house.

    Melissa Connelly
  • Once again Richard came through and sold the house we bought from him 5 years ago. His knowledge and prep helped us get TOP dollar for our home and setting a record of $823 a square foot in our neighborhood of Portola. Richard was also a trooper at helping us find a GOOD affordable landscaper, contractor, and painter to give our home the best show possible.

    Freddy Beaman & Taj Palchaudhuri - Sale
  • Richard was great. He helped us through the sale of our first home (in Rodeo) and purchase of our second (in Berkeley). You could truly call him full service. From paint selection for sprucing up the curb appeal of the old house to rolling up his sleeves to replace the sewer drain cover after the lateral inspection, he did it all.

    Mike Terry
  • I just finished moving into my dream home and I could not do it without Richard's professional guidance. He is so knowledgeable with the real estate industry as well as home construction. When we checked out this house to potentially buy, he inspect the place top to bottom for water leaks under the sinks, house construction and all things exterior and if he's going to buy himself!

    Teresa Reyes
  • I have been meaning to write this review for months. I moved from San Diego to the bay recently and I needed an agent who was knowledgeable and could be trusted. Richard helped us navigate a very complicated low inventory market and we found a great place. More importantly it's a good value and Richard's help was essential in this process.

    Ahmed Salem
  • It has been 2 weeks since we have closed on our new home in Bay Area and thanks to Richard we are extremely happy with our decision. Our friends and family ask us how did we do it and I have to tell them we could not have done without Richard's help. When we moved into Bay Area I talked to a lot of real estate brokers, read reviews and through Yelp found Zephyr's Real Estate.

    Madhuri & Kaustubh
  • Richard went the extra mile to help us prep our home for sale, even working closely with us on paint selection and prioritizing renovations to maximize our budget. His expert advice and hard work resulted in minimal time on the market and multiple offers; we had our first offer even before our open house.

    Melissa Connelly
  • Richard did a great job of guiding us through the process. We moved from the Midwest and weren't clear on how everything worked here. Richard listened to us and was patient and explained everything we had questions about. He really helped us to get the best place for us. Love our condo and loved working with Richard!

    Dave & Paula Smith
  • When my partner and I decided to buy a house I contacted a longtime friend, who steered me towards Richard. After meeting him and discussing what we were looking for and what our budget was he went to work immediately.

    Raven & Lynn Iacona
  • We were first time home buyers in the competitive Bay Area housing market. Richard made the process very easy for us. He was very knowledgeable about all the locations we were looking at and was reachable at all times. He was very proactive in sending us listings and going on showings with us.

    GayathriGopalakrishnan& Dilip Madathil
  • Home sold Oct 11, 2013. Richard was referred by a friend. I hired Richard to help sell my first home. Richard offered me helpful suggestions on how to get my home ready for showing. Right before close of escrow the buyers loan was on hold due to VA's conditions (repaint gutters, cap off laundry drain, and finish small area of siding).

    Janice Sampol
  • Richard is an outstanding real estate agent. He is dedicated, thorough, organized and extremely knowledgeable about the Bay Area real estate market. He worked diligently for seven months to find our family a home. He never lost his commitment and seemed to be available at any time. He is honest and has integrity, the kind of person with whom you want to partner when involved with a rapidly changing and volatile real estate market.

    Marian Maguire
  • Richard helped me and my mother purchase a house in Bay Area. He is very helpful and co-operating. From the house hunt till purchase, he was there at every step. He was present everytime we wanted to see a property and very flexible with time.

    Arwa Jariwala, Nafisa Figueroa, Zainab Jariwala
  • Thank you Richard !! We were looking for a house for a long time, and Richard did it - he found us a great house, and got us a good price for it !! Richard was very patient and walked us through the process on every step. We recommend Richard to ANYONE that is looking for a house in the Bay Area !!

    Gabi & Carmel Taub
  • My wife and I met Richard Sarro based on a recommendation from a friend who had previously worked with Zephyr Real Estate. Overall we had a fantastic experience working with Richard, who helped us buy our new house in Redwood City. Here are some of his defining characteristics:

    Scott Wolkenhaur& Cristiana Zahara-Purchase
  • After helping my husband and I buy our new house, we asked Richard to help us sell our current place. He was very honest, professional and strategic about what it would take to attract offers and maximize the sale and once we agreed on a listing price, Richard quickly got his team of contractors scheduled to perform some home improvements (some big, some small).

    Scott Wolkenhaur& Cristiana Zahara-Sale
  • Richard is an incredible real estate agent. He helped us find the perfect home with minimal time invested on our part, largely because of all of his hard work. When we first started the search, we were looking across a vast area of multiple counties in wine country.

    John Ploumitsakos
  • Richard went the extra mile to help us prep our home for sale, even working closely with us on paint selection and prioritizing renovations to maximize our budget. His expert advice and hard work resulted in minimal time on the market and multiple offers; we had our first offer even before our open house.

    Melissa Connelly
  • Richard, simply put, is amazing. I would not have gotten into my new home without his knowledge, connections, or perseverance. Richard was the seller's agent on the loft that I fell in love with on my first visit. I asked him to represent me as the buyer as well, and he not only helped me to construct the offer that the seller would agree to, but also ensured that I was offering a fair price.

    Sabrina Veksler
  • Richard is an amazing real estate agent. He was recommended by a friend, as a first time home buyer he was the perfect man for the job, i explained to him what I wanted and was looking for and he went right to work to help me get exactly what was within my means.

    Rigoberto Guzman
  • Richard Sarro is TOP NOTCH I know everyone says their guy is the best quote from George Costanza but Richard is a true credit to his profession. He went way above and beyond to help us buy our first home. I am forever grateful for all of his hard work and for things he did not have to do.

    Lee M.
  • Richard Sarro is awesome; he made my home buying process so easy and smooth. I almost feel guilty because I felt no stress what so ever! I used my VA Loan and he completely knew the process and regulations and made sure everything was met, again with me feeling absolutely no stress! He kept me well informed and contacted me every step of the way with any issues that came up. He is aggressive and really advocates for his client.

    Lisa Rodriguez
  • If I only worked as hard as Richard... Richard works on the weekend, he works at night, and he works when he's asleep. He understands the real estate market so well and knows how to talk to seller so effectively that I was able to get a house without being the highest bidder.

    Glenn Sorrentino

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