On the Media
Reaching more people authoritatively is a good thing and it’s something we’re asked to do regularly.
Media Savvy, Media Commentators
Imagine a carpenter without a hammer, a programmer without a computer — now imagine a marketer without a media skills. You would think that would be important in a front-facing professional who is going to either present a offer package or a prepared and packed property, right? Good thing is that you don’t have to imagine working with agents who lack such vital skills and talents when you’re with Kevin+Jonathan. We are very good at what we do, so notable, in fact, that we’re sought out by various media outlets.
We’ve been recognized as an authority on San Francisco’s real estate market by our clients, other agents and by tv news reporters too over the past few years.
In addition to regular contributions to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Real Estate section, (the now defunct) Curbed SF and interviews on the evening news (KTVU, KGO), we use our connections with feature writers and media outlets to highlight our listings in the editorial/feature context (read: not paid advertising, which we will do anyway) at every opportunity we can.
Take a look at some of the clips and contributions below.
Cash vs. Mortgages in San Francisco — which is more popular in San Francisco’s housing market? Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top-ranked real estate agents at Vanguard Properties, explore showing that financed offers account for more than half of all reported purchases for the past 5 years.
Tracking development in San Francisco’s Outer Parkside and Sunset neighborhoods with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, and a proposal for a 55-story in the Sunset/Parkside of all places.
The shift towards remote work has greatly influenced buyer preferences and led to changes in the housing market in San Francisco as discussed by top-producing relators Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, San Francisco. www.kevinandjonathan.com
SF Chronicle: MIMBYs instead YIMBYs and NIMBYs Maybe? Kevin and Jonathan Get Asked About Declines in New Construction Starts (March 4, 2023)
While acute market forces are curtailing new construction starts now, development here was already an uphill battle. Development timelines take years, so any non-NIMBY-related delays in adding new homes will keep housing prices high that much longer. But even for people who can afford to buy in the Bay Area, there’s a shortage of accessible destination homes for folks who are downsizing or ones who can no longer do the stairs in their 3-story Victorian.
Rather than try to compete with the 49ers’ post-season run as very relevant contenders to be Super Bowl champions, many agents will treat this bit of hometown civic pride like a holiday and accommodate sports fans who are also trying to buy a small part of that hometown.
Talking about new census data saying that San Francisco is losing a key demographic of home buyers due to affordability and more on ABC7 News, KGO San Francisco.
Conflicting news reports about the real estate ‘market’ are concerning because they gloss over the fact that the housing market is very nuanced as each property is unique. Folks can lose sight that buying a home not only serves the very basic purpose of shelter but is also the main way folks can build wealth.
2021 was a banner year for San Francisco’s housing market. See how houses, condos and TICs sold and how demand met increased inventory with prices still going up with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, San Francisco.
We’re regular contributors to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Real Estate Section. Our comments on how staging is never really an option. …
Home staging will show people how they can change their lives by living differently and better than they do now. We cannot underscore how important this really is; forgoing staging runs the risk of costing far more than a staging fee with a reduced sale price.
Even during a Pandemic, people need to buy and sell houses and properties. See why it’s been such a busy market in San Francisco with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, the largest, locally owned and operated boutique brokerage in the Bay Area.
SF Chronicle Sound-Off Q+A: Impact a Second Corona Spike on San Francisco's Housing Market Considered with Kevin+Jonathan
How has another wave of Corona-19 cases impacted San Francisco’s housing market? It’s emphasized how important it is to be working with professionals like Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of San Francisco’s largest, independently owned brokerage Vanguard Properties.
Kevin Quoted in Mission Local: “Real estate market in the Mission appears to recover, for now - Mission Local”
“A lot of renters have become buyers,” observed real estate agent Kevin Ho. “All the talk of exodus — that’s the headline-grabbing news — but the real news is that a lot of buyers have a little more affordability. And a little more balance to the market allows them to own a piece of San Francisco.”
Ho said more of the buyers right now seem to be people who want to live in the home they’re purchasing, rather than using it as an investment. He said some of the recent changes to the law around tenant protections and rent forgiveness might be having an impact, and investors “don’t necessarily want to assume that risk.” In Mission Local.
San Francisco real estate and the coronavirus/COVID-19 as discussed by Kevin Ho of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties, the leading locally owned luxury brokerage for the San Francisco Bay Area. The forecast is optimistic, the question is when.
Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, real estate agents at San Francisco’s leading luxury real estate brokerage, Vanguard Properties, are regularly interviewed by local news and are regular contributors to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Real Estate section and to Curbed SF among others. Check out their clippings and reach out to them today if you want the services of media savvy agents working on your behalf.
Talking about destination neighborhoods for LGBTQ folks, Kevin Ho of Vanguard Properties discusses how the Castro in San Francisco’s Eureka Valley, stacks up compared to other destinations and why it has a unique appeal.
Setting a property’s list price or better yet trying to find a property’s real market value is always tricky especially in high-value and competitive markets like San Francisco. See how Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top-ranked agents at San Francisco’s luxury boutique brokerage Vanguard Properties handle the question in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sound-Off Section
San Francisco Chronicle's Sound-Off: What Can Buyers Do To Help Their Agents with Kevin Ho+Jonathan McNarry
Getting into San Francisco’s real estate market can be daunting, but don’t worry, Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry have a map.
We compare how San Francisco real estate stacks up against its Super Bowl rivals Baltimore and Kansas City. It’s not even close.
Kevin Ho of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties is interviewed by ABC7 Bay Area about the latest chapter in the Millennium Tower (301 Mission Street) saga a $100M fix where more than 200 pylons are to be driven into the ground to prop up the leaning luxury skyscraper.
Kevin Ho talks about why the Castro is its own neighborhood with Curbed SF
How do agents learn about each other’s property listings in San Francisco? Explore the ways with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of San Francisco’s leading locally owned brokerage Vanguard Properties.
San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: How do I determine my priorities before I search for a home? By Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry
How to buy the right home in San Francisco while honoring your budget and priorities? Start by hiring Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top producers, REALTORS with San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties, the leading locally owned luxury brokerage.
San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: How Has the Internet Impacted Real Estate By Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry (Jan 20, 2019)
The intersection of the Internet and real estate has made it even more important to have experienced agents like Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry whose perspective and deep familiarity with San Francisco markets help their clients win in the City’s competetive markets.
San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry Talk About Real Estate as a Hedge Against Risk
Why San Francisco real estate is a good hedge against stock market turbulence with built-in benefits and potential to add value from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, San Francisco
How are you suppose to act when you go to an open house and how agents are supposed to act with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top-producing San Francisco agents representing buyers and sellers.
San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: Sound Off: How important is parking and access to public transportation?
Read Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry’s thoughts about how real estate values improve if a property has parking and proximity to public transportation, especially in San Francisco real estate.
Kevin and Jonathan’s media savvy and adroitness of preparing listings to look their best will naturally draw media coverage. See how they bring their A-game, including media coverage, on their sellers’ behalf,
For the past few years our friends at SF Curbed have asked Kevin Ho to take part in their annual roundup of local luminaries such as architects, bloggers, urban planning folks and noted bloggers (we’re the real estate folks of course). 2017 was no different. Here are the questions and his answers then.
Coverage of another one of our listings from our friends at Curbed SF. This time it’s an absurdly cute, upgraded NoPa condominium at 913 Central.