Time For An Intermission

Like Warren Miller always says, “Now it’s time for one of these…Intermission”. In my case, an intermission from blogging. Back to normal programming in early 2016.

This site will also be undergoing a redesign, so if you happen to land here when it looks totally weird, and possibly not working properly, please be patient, and check back later. Or contact me.

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope your holidays are going great. Here is to much success, fun, good vibes, and great times in 2016.

If you need help buying or selling Bay Area real estate, please contact me, and I’ll be in touch asap.

Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill

For Sale | 1177 California #304 | Gramercy Towers | Nob Hill, San Francisco

This exquisitely remodeled luxury Nob Hill condominium with views West/Southwest to Twin Peaks & outlooks onto Jones Street, located in the heart-center of San Francisco’s premiere postcard neighborhood is for sale, and you get the first look.

Featuring one bedroom, one bath, one car parking, 24/7 attended lobby, pool, spa, workout area, onsite management, a gracious lobby & courtyard entry, with world famous landmarks at your doorstep (Grace Cathedral, Huntington Park, Fairmont, Mark Hopkins & Huntington Hotels, cable cars), and a short walk to Union Square, Hyde & Polk Streets, this is the A+ Nob Hill lifestyle so many crave. Blending old world San Francisco charm with a new school WALKSCORE of 100 points, Liebherr refrigerator, Miele Dishwasher, and Fagor Range/Oven, does it get any better?!

To add to the wonderful appeal of this home and location, Gramercy Towers is expertly managed.

Listing Details:
$779,000
1 bed
1 bath
1 car parking
Remodeled Kitchen and Bath
Views
Liebherr Refrigerator
Miele Dishwasher
Fagor Range/Oven
Caesarstone Countertops
Designer Cabinets
Custom Closets
Bar seating
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HOA Dues: $848.83 (Includes earthquake insurance, PG&E, heat, water, garbage, common area maintenance, 24/7 lobby, onsite management, and reserves.)

Showing Schedule:
Broker Tour: 10/20/15 from 9-10:30am
Private Showings Available upon request
Offer date (if any) TBD

MLS Listing Information

Representing buyers and sellers of amazing and unique property is what I do. This property is no exception. Please come take a look or contact me for further details.

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Paragon Real Estate Group
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351

You can also contact me with the form below:

1972 11th Ave Living Room w/ Amazing Sutro Tower/Twin Peaks to Bay Views

For Sale | 1972 11th Ave, Golden Gate Heights, San Francisco

Spacious, updated, mid-century four bedroom, two bath view home in Golden Gate Heights with a large East facing yard (complete with crushed oyster shell bocce ball track), deck, fireplace, laundry, parking, and two bonus rooms! Tax records state 1467 square feet, MLS previously stated 2085 square feet, my records state this house is BIG, so are the views, the deck, and the yard, and you’re not going to want to miss this one.

Along with the amazing views, open floorplan, and tremendous amount of living (and storage) space, the home features a recently renovated kitchen and bathroom, hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and will be open on several occasions for you, and everyone you know, to come visit.

Listing Details:
$1,495,000
4 bed
2 bath
2 large additional rooms (entertainment, fitness, office)
1 car parking
Remodeled Kitchen
Remodeled bath
W&D
Hardwood Floors
Wood burning Fireplace
Large Oversized Lot & Yard
Deck
Views
Prime Golden Gate Heights Location

Showing Schedule:
11/1 Open House 1-4pm
11/3 Open House 1:30-3pm
11/8 Open House 1-4pm

Offer date 11/9 @ 4pm

MLS Listing Detail Page

Representing buyers and sellers of amazing and unique property is what I do. This property is no exception. Please come take a look or contact me for further details.

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Paragon Real Estate Group
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351

You can also contact me with the form below:

Off Market Magic

SOLD | Duboce Triangle, Inner Mission, Russian Hill, Mission Dolores

Congratulations to my buyers (x4), and my off market seller! That was quite the whirlwind of activity, and I’m thrilled we were able to pull it all off.

As my client said on my LinkedIn profile, I pulled off a “hat trick that [he] thought was impossible in the crazy San Francisco real estate market…” by not only helping him win a 15 (or more) offer situation on 2169 Folsom (Rex Ray’s old pad), but also coordinating the off market sale of his condominium to New York buyers buying his home (2186A 15th St) sight unseen.

I should add we pulled this off with making the purchase of Folsom contingent upon the sale of 15th…almost unheard of in this market, but we did it! And a special thanks to the listing agent for sticking with us. Phew!

In addition to the above trifecta, I represented the buyers of a great “new” condominium at 323 A Church. Another multiple offer situation that was quite touch and go all the way until the very end, I used my connections at SFO to make sure my buyers’ flight from Germany was not delayed and arrived on time, so they could sign their loan/buyer documents that day or risk getting kicked out of contract:

I also represented buyers of 870 Chestnut, which turned out to be a walk in the park compared to the other deals, as it only contained the usual lender headaches and seller hardball tactics that are almost guaranteed to be a part of any transaction

Big hats off to all of my wonderful clients past, present, and future. Because of you, life is good. I hope you all enjoy your new homes, and remember I am here for you, always.

I appreciate all of you readers near and far, many of whom have become clients and friends, and look forward to connecting with all of you when it’s time for you, or anyone you know, to buy and sell San Francisco real estate.

If you’ve had it in your mind to buy or sell during the post Labor Day listing Bonanza and usual market spike, we should talk now to get your ducks in a row.

Carry on, and continue enjoying your Summer….

For a look at some more Recent Transactions, follow this link

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I Will “Deal Honestly With Everyone” | Testimonial

Having Alex sell our house was a great decision. I loved how knowledgeable he was about the market and the city in general. I’m a numbers girl and Alex knows them, I love The Goods and the tally up of overbids on the blog, really shows his attention to detail.
I have to admit I am a tough client as I fancy myself an arm chair real estate expert, but Alex exceeded my expectations. I don’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know looking to buy and sell in the Bay Area. I always know he is going to bring his vast knowledge to the table and deal honestly with everyone involved.
-Melissa

Muchas Gracias! Was a pleasure to help.

2154 A Market Private Rear Cottage

Recent Listing Featured In The Week Magazine

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My recent listing at 2154A Market St was featured in the “Best properties on the market: Spectacular urban homes” section of The Week magazine.  (Granted, it had already been sold by the time the publication was printed, but that’s great exposure!)

Your property could also reach 570,000 affluent, highly educated print readers and 12 million web viewers of The Week if it matches the themes needed by their editors.  My membership in Top Agent Network, as well as the tremendous following on this blog (400,000 annually), make it possible for your property to be seen by hundreds of thousands more people than what any other agent in San Francisco can offer you.

I am proud to offer a level of service, and online marketing know-how like nobody else in this business, and I’d love to work with you when it comes time for you to part with your precious piece of San Francisco terra firma. Just give me a shout.
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351

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“Professionalism And Bad-Assness” | A Testimonial

How’s this for a recent seller testimonial?

You are rad at what you do. I really appreciate all your work, professionalism and bad-assness…. I hope you are stoked on yourself because you are totally rad. I hope to refer tons of biz to you.

I love all my clients that take the time to write me a testimonial (and those of you who don’t), but this is about as short and sweet as it gets.

Thanks guys!

This from the sellers of 2154A Market Street. A 2 bed, 1 bath TIC listing at $995,000 and sold for $1,244,000. Not bad. Not bad at all.

62 Buena Vista Terrace: Extra room off kitchen

Featured Today On SFGate: 3 Of My Recent Transactions

I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these successful sales without the epic staging by Katrina Schissel of GiGi Park, my great photographers, my in house team, and especially my amazing assistant, (who actually used to be a client) for helping me crank out offers at lightning speed when the opportunities present themselves.

For more about how I can help you with all of your real estate needs, check out some Recent Transactions, Client Testimonials, and my Bio.

Then go surf, because I hear it’s offshore. Or go to Utah, because they just got hammered with nearly four feet of snow!

Beautiful 2 Bedroom

SOLD | 220 Mullen | Bernal Heights | $1,015,000

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I’m happy to report my client successfully beat out multiple buyers on this great two bedroom home at 220 Mullen in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood. Listed at $799,000, our original offer was countered by the seller, along with some of the others (we call that “multiple counter offer”), and low and behold, we prevailed. The home is perfect for my client now and in the future.

Congratulations! You deserved this “win” after those other painful losses.

220 Mullen, 2bed, 1 bath, $1,015,000, Bernal Heights [Property detail page]

Stunning Marina Condo

SOLD | 1487 Chestnut | Marina District | $1,050,000 | 24% Over

1487 Chestnut Living Room to Dining Room
1487 Chestnut Living Room to Dining Room

Holy moly did this one go great, or what!? Top floor 1 bed, 1 bath condo with its own private deeded garage in an A+ Marina District location. After kindly declining multiple attempts to pre-empt offers, we stuck to our marketing plan, got roughly 250 parties through the door, reviewed 7 offers, and just closed for $1,050,000! In case you forgot, we listed at $849,000. That’s $1111.11 per square foot, and 24% over asking. Wowza…

You might be wondering how we got so many people through the door. It’s partly the sign of the times, but also some very creative online marketing, including this post about Liquefaction Zones of San Francisco’s Marina District that gets attention to my listings, which gets people through the door and contacting me to get in. Add to that amazing staging by GiGi Park, great photos by Whistle Photography, detailed inspections and files put together by my awesome assistant, a ton of web traffic to my site already, and you have a recipe for success when it comes to selling property.

Congratulations to my seller, and also to the buyer that successfully fended off the wolves chasing after him. Well played.

As your listing agent, I am always thinking outside of the box to knock your sale out of the park, so let’s get to know one another when you’re ready to sell.

Details about this property, including full photo gallery, can be found here. To see more of my recent transactions, click here.

1487 Chestnut, Marina District 1/1/1, asking $849,000, sold $1,050,000 [theFrontSteps]
Liquefaction Zones of San Francisco’s Marina District [theFrontSteps]