The Bay Area's Personal Relocation Team

Relocation Services  |  Home Finding  | Rental Agents  |  Rent or Buy Tours


“I wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend Move Bay Area. My wife and I are thrilled with our new place, and our apartment hunt was much, much easier and less stressful than it would have been if we'd tried to do it ourselves.”


—  Matt, relocation to San Francisco

We know San Francisco and we know rentals.

Lisa McCarrel

Founder & Relocation Consultant

Licensed Rental Agent

CA BRE #02039901

Move Bay Area is a relocation company committed to your successful and stress-free move to the San Francisco Bay Area. We take the time to get to know your needs, make a plan of action, and support you from house hunting through lease signing.


San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area is a great place to call home, but moving here is not easy. Our highly-qualified and dedicated team provides corporate transferees, families, professionals, and students a smooth transition into Bay Area life through custom-tailored homefinding and settling-in programs.


We take the stress out of finding the right community, the right school, the right home at the right budget.


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With nearly 8 million people and over 100 cities, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most dynamic places on the planet. Whether it's the big city or a quaint suburb - and everything in between - there is a place perfectly suited to you. Don't know where to start? Start with our neighborhood guide and ask us your questions in a free consultation.


We excel at providing homefinding services for clients with furry (or feathery) ones!  

Corporate Relocations

Put your transferees in a position to succeed!

  • Area Tours

  • Candidate Tours

  • Homefinding

  • Settling-In

Rent or

Work with a rental agent and a buying real estate agent at the same time, and make the best decision for you. Learn more.

What makes us different?




Dedicated to each and every client.  No move is too big or small. Our mission as a locally run real estate team is to help our clients feel at home away from home.

Local Experts. We're Bay Area natives through and through. With our help, our clients are better equipped to navigate the hyper-fast, complex, and competitive SF rental market.

We streamline the rental process.  In as quickly as one day, view up to 12 properties, apply and secure your new apartment, and sign a lease with our tech-friendly, collaborative approach. 

Our clients work at some of the companies that keep the Bay Area humming!


Open AI



Goldman Sachs


Cornerstone Research



Electronic Arts

Origami Logic


Falcon Critical Care

Kaiser Permanente


Bain & Company


CBS Interactive

Stanford University


Our coverage area:

San Francisco

East Bay

North Bay

South Bay


With Move Bay Area's help, I was able to find a new apartment in one trip up to San Francisco! I absolutely love my new home and I so happy that I chose Move Bay Area to help me find it. I relied heavily and Lisa's knowledge of the neighborhoods and to get a picture of what my commute would be like. If you are moving from far away or just need help navigating the crazy San Francisco housing market, you definitely will want to utilize Move Bay Area's services.

—  Taylor F.


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