Notice To Dog Owners

In one San Francisco neighborhood a few thoughtless dog owners have allowed their dogs to defecate on the sidewalks, and the residents are getting fed up…

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As is the case with the stripper cam, we’d love to help. Nothing like a little neighborhood action and public humiliation to get people to stop.

Sexiest Realtor Bay Area Delayed And Changed

Hello all! Thank you for all of the nominations so far, please keep sending them in (thefrontsteps@gmail.com). Unfortunately, life events are getting in the way of our fun and we simply do not have the time to hold a contest for each county. So keep sending in your nominations for Sexiest Realtor in the Bay Area and we’ll put them ALL to a vote at the same time starting December 7th. That means no elimination rounds, just one big voting frenzy.

In the meantime, check out these sexy Realtors if you were expecting some pretty faces today:

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Leave it to the Mormons to take it up a notch. (An assumption, and joke, based off of the Women of Real Estate’s proximity to Salt Lake City, UT.)

We Never Said Playing The (Condo) Lottery Would Produce A Win

2010 Condo Lottery: Previous participation may not yield additional tickets

Dear Plan C Member,

Ticket sales for the 2010 Condo Conversion Lottery have been announced by the city and will begin on Monday, November 23rd (additional information can be found here).

As you may be aware, it has been the practice of the City to issue additional tickets to buildings that can substantiate unsuccessful past participation. Specifically, the rules and instructions issued by the City’s Department of Public Works (“DPW”) for the 2009 lottery (ORDER NUMBER 177,881) stated, “Multiple tickets for any building will be sold based on the current 2009 lottery and proof provided for each year of past unsuccessful participation; that is one (1) ticket for the 2009 lottery, one (1) ticket for unsuccessful participation for any and all of the lotteries during the 1990-1994 period, and one (1) ticket for each year of unsuccessful participation in the 1995-2008 period.”

Recently we learned that the City may be denying additional lottery tickets to buildings that qualify with the minimum qualifications (summarized generally as: one owner-occupied unit for each of the last three years in 2-4 unit buildings, and three owner-occupied units for each of the last three years in 5-6 unit buildings). Historically, lottery priority and the issuance of additional tickets have required that one of the qualifying owner-occupants has been an owner (but not necessarily an occupant) during each of the previous lottery losses. The change for the last couple of years and for 2010 is that DPW appears to have a new interpretation of written law. To establish priority credit (additional tickets), DPW is requiring that each of the qualifying owner-occupants be the same original owner occupants that were unsuccessful in past lotteries.

Simply put, your building might qualify for the 2010 lottery and receive one ticket, but unlike in years past, may not be entitled to additional tickets based upon unsuccessful previous lottery participation.

We are reaching out the membership of Plan C to see if there are other TIC groups where this situation is likely to have an impact. If you’re facing the same issue, or would face this issue if one of your fellow TIC co-owners were to sell their interest, let us know and we will put you in contact with other similarly situated people. Send us an e-mail at, info@plancsf.org.

Collective action by affected TIC groups (including possible litigation) is more likely to succeed than individual efforts.”

-DPW Condo Lottery Information Page

Strippers Wanted For “Entertaining” Prospective Clients

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Oh this is good. Do you want to be an “entertainer”, get people wasted, and take their money? Well, you’re in luck. You don’t have to be a stripper to land this job. You can be a Realtor’s assistant!

From the Craigslist Ad:

Models Wanted for Happy Hour Events
Date: 2009-11-16, 9:00AM

We are looking for female models for happy hour events in San Francisco.
We are a a group of Real Estate agents who entertain prospects and clients.
You will be responsible for making sure that our guests have fun and everyone makes it home safe.
These events are at resturants and bars in San Francisco where you will be entertaining prospective clients for business relationships.
You must be friendly, outgoing, and be able to drink responsibly.
We will be doing interviews this week on Thursday in Burlingame.
Do not reply if you have a drug or alcohol problem.
You will be paid $20.00 per hour for which you will be given a 1099 for.
Please send at least 3 photos to be considered. The next job will be Tues next week.

Hiring Organization: Reply by email
-Location: San Francisco
-Compensation: $20.00 per hour 2hr min
-This is a part-time job.
-Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
-Please, no phone calls about this job!
-Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

And from us here at theFrontSteps, please be careful and make sure to take a picture of these [fill in the blank] and send it our way!

“Liquor, beer and wine, it’s the flashing sign I see…” Every single morning when I wake up, I wanna sell some property. (Google “Reverend Horton Heat’s” song to get the melody.)

Oh so fun to be in real estate.

Thanks to InsideSFre.com for the “tip”…no pun intended

-Patrick Swayze, Chris Farley Chippendales Audition Video
-Bay Area’s Sexiest Realtor Contest

San Francisco Real Estate Market Values In A Fun Interactive Graph (Courtesy Of Zillow)

So we’ve heard from Realtor Economists, we’ve heard from our Association of Realtors, and looky there! Now we get to hear what Zillow thinks the real estate market is doing! Fantastic!

Have a look at San Francisco Home Values:

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Now have a look at San Francisco Median Sales Price (Holy Crap Batman! It looks like Prices are all over the map!):

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In all seriousness, their graphs are pretty cool and certainly fun to play around with, and if you look at their charts, our values have clearly hit a bottom and are going up, baby!!!!

-Rent vs. Own Interactive Graph [theFrontSteps]
-Zillow Home Values For San Francisco