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The Bay Area's Rental Team

Whether you're a renter or homeowner, we'll guide you through the rental market with confidence!

Personalized relocation services, rental homefinding, and residential leasing in San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.



Relocation Services  |  Concierge Rental Homefinding  |  Residential Leasing and Owner Representation

We know San Francisco and we know rentals.

Lisa McCarrel

Founder & Rental Agent

CA DRE #02039901

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Move Bay Area is a full-service rental agency and relocation company committed to helping renters find homes and owners find tenants.

For renters

We help renters and people moving to SF find the best rental possible and plan for a 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.

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For owners

We help owners create a strategy to price rentals and list their property on the market. We help you navigate California's rental laws and fill vacancies with the best tenant possible.

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“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

Relocation Services &
Rental Homefinding

Personalized relocation and rental homefinding services, and more, in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Once we start, your home search is our top priority.


Whether you're looking for a one-bedroom apartment or a luxury single-family home. Move Bay Area has a service that matches every situation, from quick and efficient Day Tours, to longer searches for the ideal home, to complex school and neighborhood searches.

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Residential Leasing Services

We'll list your rental and match you with the best tenants possible. Specializing in San Francisco and the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek, and beyond.)

Current Exclusive Listings


Sunny Mission Condo

BED 2  |  BATH 2

Updated condo in the vibrant Mission Dolores checks all the boxes. Location? Check. Parking? Check. Pet-friendly? Check. Private outdoor space? Check!


Need to know what each city has to offer? Take a tour with us. We'll pick you up and experience each area as a local. We'll discuss the rental market, commute patterns, weather, schools, and dining and recreation options of each area and give you the information you need to choose where to live. 

Area Tours

Support your children by making a carefully considered schooling comparison. We find you the optimal schools based on your child's interests and talents. Then we schedule school tours to take an inside look. Professional educational consulting available.

School Search

Settle in to get situated so that you can be productive and enjoy life by the bay. We'll help you:

  • Get your drivers license

  • Open a bank account

  • Get your social security number

  • Connect you utilities

  • And more


Let us support your move


find your

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.


What makes us different?




We're 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.

We're 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

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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