Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards

Realtor® | DRE# 01975597



• Top 10 Agent Team in San Francisco (WSJ)

• Top 250 Agent Team in US (WSJ)


• 17+ years in real estate sector: redevelopment, city design review committees, historic preservation of landmark buildings

• Recognized with 10+ awards for creating strategies and best practices that increase property values for owners of historic properties

• Service on 10+ non-profit boards over 20 years


  • Lehigh University, BA, Economics and Urban Studies

  • UCLA, Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Planning

  • University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Design

  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • About Rob
    In September of 2016 when Compass launched in San Francisco and invited the most successful agents in town to join I was grateful to be included. I've worked in the real estate sector for 20 years, across six states. Over the years hundreds of real estate investors have relied on my analyses and advice to make sound investment choices. Deploying this accumulated expertise on a client's behalf is a privilege. 

    Buying and selling real estate doesn't have to be stressful, even in San Francisco. As your advisor we'll work at your pace—fast and furious or discerning and deliberate. We will develop the best strategy to get you what you want. I'll help you attain a high level of confidence in our home selling or buying process. When you are confident, and well-informed, you're decisions should be intuitive and easy. 

    I subscribe to the concept that "you are nothing if you are not your word." So operating at the highest level of integrity is how I add the most value to our engagement. I keep my appointments, arrive on time, communicate as frequently as you'd prefer, and keep my word (is there really any other way to live?)

    As your fiduciary I operate from a place of generosity and abundance. A smooth transaction without costly surprises is always the goal. If you need them, I will make introductions to other trusted professionals you may need to prep your home for sale or renovate after you purchase—contractors, architects, designers, and craftsmen.

    Trained as a city planner, I've been a non-profit executive director/CEO four times before choosing to focus on real estate transactions full time. I worked for a dozen years in the economic development and historic preservation sector, helping neighborhood organizations pool their resources to save historic buildings, revitalize sleepy Main Streets, and improve property values in neglected neighborhoods. I’ve helped indie retailers and restaurateurs launch or retool their business models. In this capacity I've also served on a variety of public/private boards and committees: architectural review, facade design review, parking commissions, and permit appeals. I also teach an undergrad class on the history of housing discrimination in America using documentaries; you can watch them all on my Medium page.

    In addition to real estate I am passionate about philanthropy and have served on 10+ non-profit boards. As you embark on this journey to buy or sell a home, please remember those that haven’t a place to call home. Consider giving regularly to local charities that serve our local homeless; they are a critical part of the economic ecosystem that uplifts the least fortunate among us; Miracle Messages is my local favorite. 

    Finally, I dabble in several life extension activities (exercise)—surfing, CrossFit, climbing, hot yoga. But I frequently balance those with lower pain-producing actions like golf or my almost-famous educational tours of wineries. I love taking clients up north for private tastings and celebrations. We have a blast (and you may learn something about wine too as I am also a Level 2 sommelier.)

    I live in Potrero Hill with my two Aussie girls, Reba and Rocky, who essentially run my life. 

    I look forward to earning your business and representing you in your next real estate transaction. Book a time to chat with me here to learn about my process:

    Cheers, Rob


    In 2022 Rob will serve on the San Francisco Association of Realtors board of directors. Congrats Rob!