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From Marin County to Silicon Valley - and everywhere in between - our team of rental professionals is dedicated to helping you find your new rental home in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Lisa McCarrel and her team at Move Bay Area have consistently been reviewed the top Rental Homefinding and Relocation agency in SF, and have helped thousands of renters find homes throughout the Bay, from Marin to SF to Silicon Valley. As a Bay Area native with 12 years of real estate experience, Lisa knows the rental market like the back of her hand. Her team of exceptional agents follows a tried and true process to help match renters with the perfect home at all price points, whether they’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. Rely on Move Bay Area’s personal touch and unparalleled connections to real estate professionals for your next rental search. 

Move Bay Area also provides leasing services for owners and landlords. Click here for more info.

Our Mission

We listen

We know that your home is where your heart is, where your pets nap, your children play, and where you kick back. ​As a team of Bay Area natives, we listen carefully to your preferences and find you rental options that suit your unique lifestyle. 

We collaborate

Moving is challenging and our team supports you through the ups and downs. Our process is designed so you know what to expect and are prepared to rent. We continually make adjustments and search listings until tour day.

We tour

We design our rental tours around your needs and nothing more. We never take commission from landlords, agents, or leasing companies, so our only interest is to represent you - the tenant.

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Our Team

Lisa McCarrel

Founder & Rental Agent

CA DRE #02039901

Lisa McCarrel founded Move Bay Area to provide relocation services with unparalleled support and personal attention to professionals, families, and students moving to the Bay Area. She brings years of relocation experience, Bay Area rental expertise and a "can-do" attitude to each client's situation. Over the years, Lisa has developed invaluable relationships with real estate companies, property managers, and rental companies to connect clients to the best properties in the Bay Area.

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Bay Area native, Megan grew up in a real estate family and decided to join the business after many years in hospitality. Her passion for putting the customer first and building long-standing relationships has led her to Move Bay Area. When not serving clients, she is exploring the San Francisco restaurant scene, taking a weekend in wine country, or enjoying time at the ocean! 

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Relocation Consultant


Amy is a Bay Area native with a traveling bug. She has lived internationally, or off the US mainland, almost as often as she has lived in the Bay Area, and has a passion for both lives.  From her first-hand experience of moving often, Amy brings a unique understanding and patience to the relocation process coupled with a local’s knowledge and love for the Bay Area as her favorite home base.

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San Francisco native Nicole Best Varela has a very personal relationship with the real estate that spans across the city she was born to love. Growing up with a father who remodeled homes across the Bay Area, she developed a deep-rooted appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the city’s distinct architectural terrain and has enthusiastically channeled her passion into a thriving real estate career with a genuine desire to help her clients.

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Relocation Consultant


San Francisco native Daniel Lee is a realtor in the Bay Area who supports his clients with inside knowledge of many areas, including SF, Peninsula and South Bay, East Bay, and Marin County. A true foodie, he enjoys finding hidden gems and hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Daniel is an expert in customer service.

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Relocation Consultant


East Bay native Lindy Sullivan brings a wealth of local knowledge to the table, quenching our clients' thirst for recommendations on restaurants, beer gardens, and day cares, to name a few. Lindy taps into her experience as an educator to keenly understand our clients' needs and support them from onboarding to lease signing.

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Admin/Client Support


Yiu Kam

Yiu supports Move Bay Area through overall business strategy, operations support, IT, and marketing. He is the company’s resident foodie and loves to spend time exploring the many downtowns throughout the Bay Area. When Yiu isn’t supporting Move Bay Area, he wears his other hat as a creative director at an environmental consulting firm. 


We are a team of caring professionals who ❤️ the Bay Area and our clients! We'd love to help you find your new 🏠!

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