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Lisa McCarrel

Founder & Licensed Rental Agent

CA BRE #02039901

Our Services

Homefinding Tours and Rental Searches


We help people find great rentals and move into the San Francisco Bay Area smoothly and efficiently, in as quickly as 1 day. From Marin County to Silicon Valley - and everywhere in between - our relocation team can't wait to help you find your new home.


Leasing/Owner Representation


We help owners list their properties, fill vacancies, and write leases according to California law.

1 Day Homefinding Tours

Our most popular rental search, 1 Day* Homefinding Tours are perfect for those who want to find the best possible house, apartment, or condo on the market quickly and efficiently.

What's included:

  • A relocation consultant (in most cases a licensed real estate agent) dedicated to your search

  • Market consultation before your move so that you know what to expect

  • An exhaustive search of all available rentals on the market, specially curated to your preferences

  • Advice on how to make your rental application profile shine

  • A Rental Tour of 7-10 select properties

  • Application, Lease Review, and Negotiation Assistance

  • Welcome Pack to get you settled

*2 and 3 Day Tours available.


How does it work?


We have a call to discuss your neighborhoods and rental preferences, book your tour date on our calendar, and start searching listings on your behalf.


We do all the work so you don't have to. We talk to owners and agents, and set up your viewings.


We pick you up, and personally show you listings on tour date, walk each property with you, and advise on the pros and cons of each place.


After touring, we help you apply and communicate with the owner or agent and support you until you lease your new home.


Rental Concierge

As an alternative to our targeted Day Tours, we offer a more flexible Rental Concierge service to help you find the perfect place over a time of 4 to 6 weeks. This is ideal if you are looking for high-end property, want to compare multiple areas or cities, need to find a rental based on schools, have a complex search or special property in mind, or just want to take your time.

Corporate Relocations

Househunting in SF can be a fulltime job in itself. Set your employee up for success by hiring us to get them settled while they focus on work. 

In addition to homefinding, we help with the following services as part of a comprehensive ecosystem to help support your new or transferring employee:

  • Area Tours (Candidate Tours)

  • Settling-In (Social Security, Bank Account, Drivers License, Utilities)

  • Education Consultation (K-12 Public & Private)

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Our team

Find a rental in San Francisco with one of our wonderful consultants. More about us.

What our clients are saying

My roommate and I were both from other states and kept getting ghosted from properties. We had been looking for almost 4 months and it was getting exhausting. Move Bay Area was so helpful and attentive to what we were asking for. In one weekend, Monica found a bunch of great places, took tours of the properties, and we ended up signing a lease. The whole process was so easy and it took so much stress away.

Caroline M.


More Relocation Services

Let us support your move

Area Tours

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. 

School Search

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.


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

Have pets?

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 Buy?

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

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Contact us now for a free consultation.

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