I’m not quite sure how this happened (although this blog is sh*t hot), but I was voted one of the best real estate blogs for 2014. Sweet!
I am happy to say I just represented part of the buying group for this wonderful property on the Great Highway. You may remember the post my colleague did about 1622-1626 Great Highway (Ghost of Sunset Past: The Moss Flats)? Originally listed for $1,349,000 our clients got it for LESS THAN ASKING (it can be done). It’s a done deal at $1,265,000, and everyone is happy, including Save The Waves Coalition, a group dedicated to protecting our oceans, beaches, and waves.
In case you haven’t heard, every transaction I will donate a portion of my commission to the charity/nonprofit of my clients’ choosing, and my clients this time chose Save The Waves. If any of you at Save The Waves are reading, the check is in the mail!
Congratulations to our buyers. This is a great property in an awesome location.
I am available to help you, your friends, and your family with all of your real estate needs, and I am feeling really good about now giving a portion of every sale to charity/nonprofit, so help me do more!
The big news in Off Market real estate to start the year…
Top Agent Network, Inc. (TAN) announced January 3rd that Alexander Clark, founder and CEO of the online real estate platform PocketListings.net, has agreed to become an industry and technology advisor to Top Agent Network. TAN is also acquiring the pocketlistings.net domain name from Mr. Clark.
Top Agent Network CEO/Founder David Faudman says of the new arrangement, “I have great respect for Alexander as a true real estate entrepreneur. We are excited to bring his insight and expertise into Top Agent Network.”
Mr. Clark, currently a real estate agent at Paragon Real Estate Group and an active member of Top Agent Network’s San Francisco chapter, founded PocketListings.net in 2010. While switching his brokerage affiliation, Mr. Clark became acutely aware of how fragmented non-MLS networking was between brokerages. To help solve this problem, he started Pocketlistings.net, a brokerage independent non-MLS listing exchange service.
As a top-producing broker in Marin County, California, David Faudman had recognized similar needs in his own real estate sales business. He developed Top Agent Network in the mid-1990s, originally as a simple email list-serve for local high producing agents, then as the online application in 2009. Top Agent Network allows members to exchange pre-MLS and non-MLS information across all brokerages. This exchange includes: Listings, Buyer Needs, Service Provider Recommendations and Industry Discussion.
“Restricting membership to verified high-ranking professionals makes for a highly trusted, productive online exchange,” notes Mr. Faudman. “Our members use TAN enthusiastically in the markets we have launched so far.” Top Agent Network currently has 30 chapters nationwide and has attracted a broad roster of some of the highest producing agents throughout the country.
“That’s what interested me in joining TAN,” said Mr. Clark. “Technologically, the real estate industry is a step or two behind. But TAN members here in San Francisco use Top Agent Network religiously. TAN is a cutting edge real estate company that is changing the way top agents conduct their business. I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to Top Agent Network.”
Top Agent Network is a paid membership available to qualified top producers in local chapters by invitation only.
For more information, please contact me.
I just wanted to drop a quick little note for all of you buyers and sellers out there, mostly buyers.
If you are looking for property in Cole Valley, Union Square, Lone Mountain, Outer Parkside (most call it the Sunset), Russian Hill, Pacific Heights, Nob Hill, or St. Francis Wood, I know of properties that are not on MLS, not on PocketListings.net, not on Redfin, not on Trulia, not on Zillow, and likely not on your radar, and they are for sale.
I can help you get access to any of these homes, but you need to contact me, and you need to be unrepresented when you do so.
Sellers, if you’re on the fence about selling, I know of several buyers looking for property in Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, Union Square, Cole Valley, and many other parts of the city.
All it takes is a simple email or phone call and we might be able to put something together.
I can help, and I’m a nice guy…I swear.
I had all kinds of good blog posts about real estate planned for today, including all kinds of stats and numbers, a few off market opportunities, and even a funny story about multiple offers. Instead, let’s take a moment to remember one of the best minds music has seen in my lifetime. Adam Yauch (MCA), of the Beastie Boys, has passed. He was truly a good guy. I had the pleasure of snowboarding with him a few times, and the satisfaction of watching him try to hit on the girl that was hitting on me (always nice to one up a rock star). I’ll never forget the booming sound system in his beater Subaru either. R.I.P. Yaucher. You will be missed.
Life is short…live it. When your card is pulled, that’s it.