Meet Mr. Raffi

Our Third Team Member Has 4 Paws and a Tail

Being memorable is what most agents strive to be — cookies baking in the oven anyone? That’s one way, we have something better in mind (and he’s gluten-free)

See how our former Guide Dog guides our clients to real estate success in San Francisco. Born in Marin County and attended the prestigious Guide Dogs for the Blind school where he excelled just enough to be cut from the program, Raffi McNarry-Ho transitioned from his original task of being a seeing-eye dog for a blind person when his teachers soon realized that he enjoyed meeting new people and dogs too much.

Through the Career Change Adoption Program, Raffi joined Kevin and Jonathan in May 2012 and has been enjoying his work with real estate ever since. Raffi has helped with negotiated tenant-buyouts and loves exploring new properties and accompanying dog parks. Raffi has probably been to more escrow signings and closing that many agents have been (and certainly more than most people will go to during their lifetime).

Lights, Camera, Action

No Photomontage Slideshow Here

Raffi + Houses

Raffi will explore many of the homes Kevin and Jonathan’s clients wish to purchase finding areas to plop down so as to ... confirm floor levelness... (or is it just to take another nap?) 

And when Kevin and Jonathan list properties for sale, Raffi will be in the marketing photos (talk about the ultimate analytics cookie) and will be there to greet open house guests and brokers during broker tour showings.

Better yet, Raffi often stars in real estate tour videos featuring many of our property listings for sale. Check out some of his videos here on his YouTube playlist 

Raffi On the YouTubes (Check out the Pretty houses too)

Raffi is Just One Part of Our Success Stories

Reaching more people and having them pause, smile, or linger even if it's just for an extra moment is what Raffi can do. He's endearing, sweet and special.  

Yes, Raffi helps us connect with other dog people but his presence also allows folks to envision a space with their own Raffi.   

Mr. Raffi

of American households have a dog


Apparently there are more dogs in San Francisco than children according to various reports from 2019 (think of the numbers now after the Pandemic!) but nationally the numbers are significant: 


Number of American households with a dog

≈ 77,000,000 


≈ 48,000,000 


(Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

Did Someone Say Camera?

Of course there are photos

We work with the City’s best real estate and animal photographers to ensure that Raffi shows off the property he’s at. See for yourself. 

Email us to talk to Raffi

What Will Raffi Look Like At Your Listing?

Brilliant. Poised. Relaxed. Confident. All of those things and more. Or maybe not. But let’s find out, shall we? 


Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever, Raffi, we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market.

We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life.

We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.


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Kevin K. Ho, DRE 01875957/SBN 233408

Jonathan B. McNarry, DRE 01747295

Vanguard Properties
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555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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