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San Francisco’s Sunset District as told by Kevin+Jonathan, Vanguard Properties: MLS District 2



Out West: The Sunset and Parkside 


THE FURTHEST WEST of San Francisco’s neighborhoods the Sunset and Parkside rank among the largest in terms of geographic size, numbers of houses and population density. Traditionally thought of as always being foggy that rep has started to change. Buyers who discovered that global climate change has changed the neighborhood’s foggy disposition into a sunnier one, have been buying here while you were busy looking in the eastern half of the City. They’ve driven up prices over the past few years dramatically.

Apart from the climate, one of the (truer) stereotypes about the Sunset, is that all of the houses look alike. And to a certain extent that is true: there are rows upon rows of similar-looking pastel stucco-clad homes, each with a driveway and two sets of front-facing windows all butted up against each other. This is thanks to the FHA, which really pushed building in the “outer/outside lands” in the 1920s-1950s. The formerly rolling sand dunes by the ocean. Streets are numbered avenues and alphabetical Spanish-sounding names. And while the area was originally referred to as the “outsidelands” the association people have with that name now is usually with a chic restaurant at the end of Judah or with the annual music festival in Golden Gate Park each August.

The City’s Planning Department recently did a tremendous job going through the 9 different types of houses and all of the features, embellishments and neighborhood features. Take a look at the survey here.

Where the Sun sets — the Sunset & Parkside: District 2


The Beach. UCSF. 9th and Irving. Surgical Scrubs. Good Eats. Golden Gate Park. Fog. Stucco. Pastels. Tile. Power Lines. Two Beds, One Bath. In-Laws. The N-Line. Good elementary schools. Zero lot lines. Wood floors. Split pastel bathrooms.   


The Sunset and Parkside 

The Sunset is actually comprised of Golden Gate Heights, the Inner Sunset, Sunset and Outer Sunset as well as the Inner Parkside and Outer Parkside Districts. The area was largely built from the 1920s to the 1950s and featured 9 general house styles with various individual adaptations.

D + G. The Outer Sunset/Outsidelands. Starting at Sunset Boulevard (approximately 37th Avenue) and extending to the Great Highway (where 49th Avenue would be) stretching from the Zoo to Golden Park. There’s also a division closer to the Zoo known as Parkside and the Outer Parkside.

Outer Sunset. Known for its good schools, Ocean Beach and the N-line MUNI the area has bigger homes and life seems to focus around the commute, children and building a form of community. Many neighbors still know one another and homes can be charming  and because of the topography you can see the ocean in more places than you’d think; odd-numbered houses on numbered avenues have a better chance for an ocean view. Homes on Irving, Kirkham and Lawton are worth relatively more. And more interesting: a hipster enclave of sorts has emerged near 44th Avenue and Judah to the ocean with other shops and businesses that have become destinations for MacBook-laden denizens.

The Great Highway. Both the Outer Parkside and Outer Sunset’s architectural monotony are broken up right at the water’s edge by the homes located on the Great Highway. While some of these homes are literally shacks and homage to an improvisation (can you imagine hippie surfers putting up a shack who never left?). Other homes are architectural in nature and scale and strive to take advantage of the ocean views. Again thanks to global climate change we’re seeing more and more stunning sunsets that would inspire an inspirational poster creator. This has raised the desirability of the area and you’ll have more people willing to take on renovation projects as the property prices are still comparatively lower and many times the existing property is not worth a lot.

C + F. The Central Sunset & Parkside. From 17th Avenue to Sunset Boulevard. These 2- to 3-bedroom homes will have a bigger footprint of 1500-2000+ sqft many of which have been remodeled to varying levels of finishes from basic to luxury. There are some surprising views from some homes and there are some on deeper parcels depending on the block. Some homes will have architectural flourishes and embellishments.  Homes are approaching $1,000/sqft as the new norm; there’s less fog by about 30 minutes per day with a fair chance of having 2 parking spaces.    

G. Outer Parkside. Homes in the Outer Parkside are smaller, densely-packed on treeless streets. It’s a little windswept and, well, depressing. Homes here are less expensive and will typically have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom over a garage and are usually about 900-1000 sqft. Chances are that they haven’t experienced the demographic turnover many parts of the City have so you may get more vintage homes here than not. Unless upgraded recently, homes will likely have unremarkable finishes. The good thing is that developers/flippers have been raising the profile of the neighborhood one house at a time. The absence of trees on many of the blocks and omnipresence of concrete front yards and the propensity for fog (the closer to the ocean you are the greater the chance). What the area lacks in the aesthetics is made up for by ease of access to 280 and the Peninsula. The L-Taraval MUNI light train light snakes through the area from where it emerges in West Portal.

B. The Inner Sunset 1. This is the land of renters many of whom are medical students at UCSF, one of the best medical/nursing/health sciences graduate schools and hospitals in the world, and lifers. There are lots of duplex units, larger Edwardian and mid-century style apartment buildings clustered around 9th and Irving or 19th and Irving and the N-Line on Judah Street.

The Inner Sunset 2. If you’re not looking at an income building or condo, you’re looking at big Arts & Craft houses along 5th and 6th Avenues, which have seen big price gains in the past few years, big houses up on 8th and 9th Avenues and into Golden Gate Heights in the Windsor Heights area. These homes are big with character; fewer of them have been redone but the ones that have are pretty special but typically not crazy. Expect to pay $1000+/sqft in the entire area before you get to 19th Avenue and much more for views and for done, done, done homes.      

A. Golden Gate Heights. The streets here are perched above the rest of the Sunset and Parkside and nestled next to Forest Knolls and don’t have too much to look at. Most of the houses look typical of the area with some notable exceptions. On a cloudy day these curvy crowded streets with few trees make the area look a little barren. But go inside to many of thse homes and look out the windows and you’ll see why this area draws many folks — stunning views of the ocean and the entire neighborhood for many and views towards the Golden Gate and the north. The sunsets are stunning and the views are sweeping. This will place a premium on homes with big, big windows and (heated) outdoor spaces and decks.


Some Sunset FAQs

Why the uniformity of the houses?

The Sunset was the logical place to build a massive number of middle-class homes, first as the eastern half of the City was built-up and then after the Baby-boomer generation got its start. Much like a commodity, area homes were all built from a basic set of 9 or so templates which were all meant to conform with FHA-mandated standards. Thus you’ll likely encounter the stucco-clad, 2-bed, 1-bath-over-garage, 1000-sqft house configuration time and time again. There are variations naturally but you’ll encounter a lot of vintage finishes:  bathrooms will have the typical pedestal-sink, matching-toilet, bathtub and shower layout that will all be clad in tile in varying shades of pink, blue and green for example. 

What other original variations will we see?

  • Some homes included a center terrace open to the sky;
  • Some homes had vaulted ceilings in the Tudor style, others looked vaguely French and others looked plainly Spanish;
  • Almost all homes had thin plank and/or parquet wood floors
  • Homes would vary on how the finished room behind the garage was used — wet bar vs. wood shop or unfinished for example
  • Entry into the homes would vary too: tunnel entry vs. direct walk-up
  • Fireplaces were very common if not universal

But they didn’t build them like they used to…

What are some common issues found in neighborhood houses? 

Unlike the homes built in the Eastern half of the City (old growth wood victorians built by hand over time) these homes went up in a matter of weeks. And because the homes used building materials that weren’t necessarily the 500-year timber stock earlier San Francisco homes used the resulting quality was different. The good thing is that if your Sunset home has an issue there’s a good chance someone else in the area has had the same issue. In other words, more craftspeople should be familiar with how to repair issues because they come up so often. Apart from the mass-production nature of the homes consider that that the area is moist (it is next to the ocean after all) and the ocean and the fog will impact homes substantially: 

  • Paint on the western sides of houses will wear faster than paint on other exterior surfaces because of the winds and salt air. Exterior paint needs to be maintained so as to maintain a home’s water-tightness, especially with the neighborhood’s famous wind-driven fog. 
  • Dry-rot, fungus or termite damage underneath the stucco siding and under the terrazzo entry stairs and underneath the center terrace for homes with the center terrace design. Because we don’t get hard freezes here these pests survive and will have the time to do their work.
  • Clogged galvanized water supply pipes. Like your arteries these pipes will collect gunk and should be replaced with the more electrostatically neutral copper pipes
  • Legality of the space behind the garage and whether it can be a considered a legal bedroom. This is something that requires more discussion with us and research of the Planning Code and Rent Ordinance but keep in mind that the area is most likely zoned as RH-1 — a single-family home, which may make that in-law unit an illegal one. But this is all being reviewed by the powers that be (2015/2016).
  • Inefficient gravity furnaces with pipes wrapped in asbestos insulation. Asbestos, left alone, should be ‘okay’ according to inspectors we’ve walked homes with. It’s when the asbestos is disturbed (cutting, sawing, chewing) when the building material becomes a health hazard (the fibers have been linked to various types of lung diseases and cancers). Also the furnace design itself is efficient but have proven to work after 40 or 50 years. Various replacement options exist.
  • Underpowered, Outdated electrical components. Modern life and older electrical systems may not be the most compatible. The area’s mass use of one brand of electrical supply box — Federal Pacific, many of which were recalled because of the company’s misrepresentation of electrical load capacity — and knob-and-tube cloth and ceramic electrical systems along with the lack of grounded outlets (not to mention GFCI) are all issues that should be explored as remedying these potential hazards can be costly.
  • Asbestos building siding. Like the use of asbestos furnace wrapping the material was used for siding because of its durability and longevity (the very same qualities that proved to be potential health hazards).While some vintage neighborhood siding shingles may not contain the material the odds are that there are asbestos siding shingles. If intact and relatively stable, most folks simply leave the stuff alone and paint over it. But if there’s renovation work going on involving demo or sawing then you’ll have to leave it to the pros to remove and remediate safely.
  • Single-pane Windows. The area’s builders used single-pane glass windows when they built the homes. While some windows are casement and slide open and close, many used the weight-and-pulley opening/closing mechanism which means the entire area next to those up/down windows is essentially hollow. No wonder why these windows are often drafty or rattle when it’s windy. Importantly replacing windows with moderns ones will not only improve energy efficiency but should also go to dampen street noise.
  • Outdated toilets and showers. Along with outdated layouts and the fact modern life usually requires more than 1 bathroom per house comes the fact that toilets back in the day used anywhere from 4-6 gallons per flush. Today’s toilets (which must be replaced at the point of sale) only use as little as 1.28 gallons. Similarly, City regulations require that sellers install low-flow showerheads before a sale can close.

Before you run away from the area, there are plenty of houses that have been updated and remodeled thus making the above list moot. The Sunset and Parkside can be thought of as variations on an original theme. While the items above are common to the area, so are good schools, proximity to Golden Gate Park, a beach vibe, and the presence of students from SFSU and UCSF. You also have some of the City’s best Chinese grocers, restaurants and other places where Chinese is the language of choice. The area is rich in diversity and potential and is one that is getting that overdue second look from buyers looking for more room, value and those who want a single-family house for the same price that many condominiums could cost in other parts of San Francisco. 

Current MLS Sales Data:

The Skinny

The area is known for its single-family homes. For every condominium that was sold there were 10 single-family homes sold in 2015. Here are 2015 stats for District 2 from the MLS:

  • 412 single-family homes sold, average list price: $1.017M, sale: $1.212M, 25 days on market at $760/sqft
  • 47 condominiums sold, average list price: $916K, sale: $993K, 46 days on market at $741/sqft
  • 52 2-4 unit buildings sold, average list price: $1.2M, sale: $1.3M, 38 days on market at $526/sqft


Curbed SF’s Coverage of the Sunset, Inner Sunset and Outer Sunset 

Collected histories and more: Outsidelands.Org

Welcome to Bernal Heights

Voted as one of the best neighborhoods in America, Bernal Heights is a diverse neighborhood with a lot of variations. Let Kevin+Jonathan of Vanguard Properties tell you about it.

San Francisco’s Richmond District as told by Kevin+Jonathan, Vanguard Properties: MLS District 1

Learn about one of the bigger and most scenic MLS Districts in San Francisco, the Richmond and the rest of District 1 with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties from the weather, the houses and the people — with map!

San Francisco’s District 4 – Miraloma Park, Sunnyside and More as told by Kevin+Jonathan, Vanguard Properties

Learn about the middlemost district and one of the more curvy and potentially scenic of the MLS Districts in San Francisco, Miraloma Park, the Sunnyside, Westwood Park and many more that District 4 covers with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties. You’ll learn about the weather, the houses and the people — complete with map!

Even locals may not know these San Francisco neighborhoods ever existed – SFGate

Even locals may not know these San Francisco neighborhoods ever existed – SFGate. — Read on m.sfgate.com/news/article/SF-neighborhoods-you-had-no-idea-existed-12973721.php

Who Knew? The Hottest Home Market in the US Is the Sunset – The Numbers – Curbed SF

San Francisco is home to the three most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in the United States, according to new research from real estate website Redfin. The Sunset District is the most competitive neighborhood in the country, based on measures like average number of offers, the percentage of homes that sold above asking, and the percentage of offers that were all cash. The Sunset’s hot, hot status is thanks to its abundance of single-family homes, good schools, and relative affordability, with a median sale price still hovering under $1 million, at $955K (though we’d wager that a fair amount of the neighborhood’s 28.8 percent all-cash offers went to flippers). Sunset homes spent an average of 14 days on the market and received an average of 5.5 offers each. Nearly 88 percent of properties in the Sunset went for over asking in 2014, and 54.2 percent had multiple offers.

via Who Knew? The Hottest Home Market in the US Is the Sunset – The Numbers – Curbed SF.

Who Knew? The Hottest Home Market in the US Is the Sunset – The Numbers – Curbed SF

San Francisco is home to the three most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in the United States, according to new research from real estate website Redfin. The Sunset District is the most competitive neighborhood in the country, based on measures like average number of offers, the percentage of homes that sold above asking, and the percentage of offers that were all cash. The Sunset’s hot, hot status is thanks to its abundance of single-family homes, good schools, and relative affordability, with a median sale price still hovering under $1 million, at $955K (though we’d wager that a fair amount of the neighborhood’s 28.8 percent all-cash offers went to flippers). Sunset homes spent an average of 14 days on the market and received an average of 5.5 offers each. Nearly 88 percent of properties in the Sunset went for over asking in 2014, and 54.2 percent had multiple offers.

The Castro came in second for competitiveness, boasting an average of 3.3 offers on each home sold, 28.2 percent of which were all-cash offers.

via Who Knew? The Hottest Home Market in the US Is the Sunset – The Numbers – Curbed SF.

For Outer Sunset’s La Playa, tide may be turning – SFGate

Spotted this strend 2 years ago!

When people talk about La Playa, Spanish for “The Beach,” it brings about visions of palm trees swaying above the sun-kissed sand of Southern California, not windswept junipers wet with fog blowing off Ocean Beach. But a group of Outer Sunset District residents is looking to change that.

via For Outer Sunset’s La Playa, tide may be turning – SFGate.

Doelger Home Styles – Western Neighborhoods Project – San Francisco History

When Henry Doelger built and sold his first house in 1925 thousands of San Francisco homes were constructed with elements of Spanish, French, and Italian Revival style. Doelger’s homes stayed in line with his competitors: stucco exteriors, barrel-fronts over recessed garage entries, stairways open to the sky, red tile roofline accents, and various generic bas-relief decorations.

via Doelger Home Styles – Western Neighborhoods Project – San Francisco History.

It’s Tour Tuesday! Here’s the SFAR Broker Tour Sheet for Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013!

Finally, We Have More Homes to See and Tour!

Hopefully this is the start of the thaw in San Francisco’s real estate market so we can have more people get into new homes!  If there’s anything you want me to see for you, let me know!


Broker Tour for Feb 12 2013 (pdf version)


Kevin’s Open Picks of the Week: Open Houses & News You Can Use: Golden 49ers Ed., Jan 19-20, 2013

Inaugurate This: Go 49ers! Go See Homes Saturday (or Sunday if You’re Not Into that Kind of Thing)

Lots of targeted opportunities have come on the market this week that have universal appeal nonetheless. A pair of fixers in Bernal a Victorian in Anza Vista and the offer date for curb-appeal-with-great location on 19th Street is Monday, the 21st. Take a look at the Sneak Peeks and the Where are they Now Section below to see that the market wave here in SF is starting off strongly:

Listing Sneak Peeks & Noteworthy

(as overheard/shared by my colleagues)

  • 627 Castro at 19th St, Castro, top-floor TIC of a 3-unit building, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (one, en suite), 2 parking spaces (!) recently renovated Edwardian flat, with 1600 sq ft. approx.  2 fireplaces, killer location, amazing yard and surrounding neighbor yards that look like a forest. Seller will pre-sell, fantastic Restoration Hardware finishes, coffer/tray ceilings, new lighting, garage .  Expected list price is $1.250M. Call me to arrange showing with the listing agents.
  • 352 Richland at Andover, Bernal Heights single family home fixer with APPROVED, shovel-ready plans for a 2300 sq ft expansion/addition to an otherwise large 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, deep lot with yard, listed at $795k. Listed next week generally on MLS.
  • 355 Buena Vista Ave, #301, 1 bed, 1 bath, extra storage, TWO parking space, condo, 774 sq ft, HOA dues around $400/month, expected list price $599k
  • 1610 Sacramento, Nob Hill condos, eight recently renovated condos, each with independent parking spaces, 2 beds, 2 baths each either at 1150 sq ft or 1500 sq ft, prices range from $900k – $1.3M on within a week.
  • 4077 17th Street, top-floor condo, great location, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, top-floor, price range $1.0M+, within 2-3 weeks.
  • 24th and Dolores – Stunning renovation of two condominiums from a former single-family house. Won’t last long. Stunning views, high-end finishes, solid and quality construction. 1101 Dolores St. Lower unit 1.5 million upreared at $1.995 million. Upper has four bedrooms, two and half-bath and 2300 ft.² lower home has three bedrooms two baths with Cornerview at 1800 ft.² each comes with a parking space and it essentially new construction. Coming Soon.
  • NEW Construction on Natoma Street Btwen 6th and 7th Street at 537 Natoma  13 new construction condos, 9 2Bd/2Ba, 4 1Bd/1Ba, 850 sq ft–1100 sq ft, elevator building, all with parking, ready next week exclusively for Vanguard agents and their clients. Expected price range $525k–$799k
  • NEW Construction at Broderick and Hayes. Three NEW Construction condos with LUXE finishes, huge parking, roof deck/patio deck, marble bathrooms, marble and miele kitchens, wide and open spaces, Cat-5, audio, one full-floor flat, two 2-story town homes, 2/3 beds, 2 baths each. Expected prices $1.2M & $1.35M, on within 2 weeks. Check out some sneak snaps here in my iCloud album.
  •  160A Linda Street @19th Street, 2-Bed/2 Bath 1 Bed/1Bath, TIC home in lottery, expected in January, February, pre-sale possible, middle unit, recently remodeled and sold (2010), expected list price range: $479k–$525k
  • 486 Chestnut, Three new condos, 2 or 3 bedrooms with 1 to 2 parking spaces each, at least 1600 sq ft each expected, priced from $1.6M to $2.1M are coming on the market in January. It’s a rare to find something new in this area at all. See more: https://1456chestnut.com
  •  2069 Green Street @ Webster, 3-Bed/3 Bath Pacific Heights Condo with parking and 3000+ sq ft., good light & garden access, expected list price range: $1.695M
  • Oak & Baker, 5-unit building, with one renovated owner’s unit with 3-4 units some delivered vacant, excellent redevelopment opportunity, expected $1.8M–$2.0M

My business comes from you and yours, so please feel free to pass this along to your friends, colleagues, pet walkers, etc. 


Kevin Ho

Don’t Miss Early gifts for you to give thanks:  Access various reference resources — including my exclusive 60-page User Guide on how to navigate real estate successfully in San Francisco  for buyers and sellers at www.kevinho.org Ask me for reference materials via Dropbox.  And see pictures of many the homes I preview for you at Photobucket or on iCloud or YouTube.

Picks of the Week

Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
New Listing!
Bright, southwest orientation for this handsom Manhattan style high-rise in the heart of Yerba Buena living. Kitchen opens into the dining and living room. Large one bedroom. Hardwood floors, 9 fth high ceilings, crown molding, kitchen w/ granite counters & stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, private patio & one deed parking space. Close to great restaurants, SFMOMA, AT&T Park, Ferry Plaza, the Financial District and Union Square. Wonderful investment and GREAT place to call home!!
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 670 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 404087 
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Duboce Triangle
$1,750,000 – 2295 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
This fabulous extensively remodeled Vict. is in one of the most desirable locations in San Francisco. High ceilings give this home a loft like feel. Light & airy living room has bay windows and a gas fireplace. Formal dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths w/ hardwood floors throughout. Remodeled kitchen has wood cabinets, 2 skylights w/ stainless steel appliances & opens onto a deck overlooking the lovely garden. The master suite has a full bath & a door that opens onto the deck & garden. Upper bedroom has a private 1/2 bath & deck. Lower level includes a bonus room, large closet & separate entrance. There is also a laundry room. The 1 car garage has additional storage. Walk to shops & restaurants. Minutes to hwy 101 & 280! WalkScore 100!
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 4/2.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1634 (Per Appraiser)
  • MLS: 404122
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
South of Market
$599,000 – 281 Clara St #6, San Francisco, CA 94107
The epitome of urban living: sexy contemporary top floor corner loft with style & convenience in the heart of Soma. Large inviting open living space with abundant natural light, gas fireplace, skylights, & City views make this home ideal for entertaining and relaxing. Create culinary delights in your gourmet kitchen with island, SS appliances, Caesarstone counters, & plenty of cabinets for storage. There’s 1 bedroom, a full-bath, & wardrobe on the mezzanine with an additional half bath on the main level. Complimented by designer colors & window treatments to complete the home & make this urban oasis move-in ready. One car deeded parking with designated storage also included. Walk Score of 92, Bike Score of 97, and transit score of 100!
  • Type: Loft Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 992 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 404162
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lower Pacific Height
$980,000 – 1383 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Stunning down to the studs renovation/remodel! All new systems; foundation/garage/plumbing/electric. Elegant, contemporary SOMA style living with finely detailed Victorian facade. Open concept kitchen, dining and living room with direct access to serene patio and garden through wood-framed sliding glass doors. Private loft style master suite plus additional bedroom and bathroom. Mahogany floors throughout; high ceilings, laundry room, 1 car deeded garage space plus additional storage.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 2/2.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1497 (Condo Map)
  • MLS: 403926
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Noe Valley
$1,595,000 – 565 Jersey St, San Francisco, CA 94114
1900’s Modernized Victorian with wonderfully open floor plan. Wood floors with radiant heat throughout the main floor. Hi-end kitchen with poured cement counters & casual eating area, spa-like bathroom, large bedroom & office area (legally a bedroom). Built-in sound. Lower level just completed with additional master suite with en suite bathroom & walk-in closet, library/den used as a bedroom, 2nd full hi-end bathroom & laundry closet. Painted cement floors with radiant heat throughout. Direct access to patio & awesome south facing yard from this level as well as interior access to the garage. Just over a block to 24th St. & some of SF’s best dining & shopping. GOOGLE bus stop close by. Easy access to HWY’s 280/101, public trans. Terrific.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 3/3.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403835

Tuesday’s Tour for May 15, 2012 – Lots of New?

Congratulations to my clients Carrie and Aaron for getting into contract in the exclusive, almost sold-out Millwheel!

Carrie and Aaron got in on the ground floor in this about-to-pop building before most anyone in SF did because they worked with me and were willing to go for it! It’s exciting, it’s the right timing and about being in the right place at, of course, the right time! This opportunity was not even on the MLS yet (and may never end up there) and I found out about it by being curious, courteous and tenacious. It paid off!

So, will you find your new home like Carrie and Aaron did? Take a look below at our Tuesday Broker Tour sheet to get a start by learning what we’re seeing this upcoming week…. MLS Broker Tour for 5:15:12

Tuesday’s Tour today!

Take a look at what I am seeing today. There looks to be a whole slew of new listings in district 5 and two and nine. If there’s anything you want me to see let me know right away.




What’s on Tour on Sunday and Tuesday

Take a look at the two-bedroom homes I’ve handpicked for my clients. And, after that, take a look at what’s on tour on Tuesday. Not too much I’m sad to say. Time to list!

Suggested Sunday Open House Agenda for 2 BR 4-1-12

Tuesday Broker Tour, April 3, 2012

Tuesday Broker Tour, April 3, 2012


What was new out there today?

it was a busy day today on tour

Several condominiums in the $700-$900,000 price point, a $4.995 million mansion on Liberty Hill, a PacHeights $7.1 million mansion, bank-owned homes in the Sunset, fixers and polished alike – it was a long day indeed! Take a look below:













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