From one of our colleagues in the industry,
“Just FYI, I was notified today by another agent who ran into a family of fake buyers.
Here’s more info about the fake buyers:
They use the name Anna Harrison, phone number 415-200-5532. Jason Torres is the partner and there is an older gentleman claiming to be the dad of Jason. There is no account at Chase and they have no record of them.
This happened to another agent in the city. Motivation is unclear, other than tie up properties then walk.”
These folks aren’t the first, Michael Lecht might just be using another name…keep your game face on.
I’m pleased to announce the successful off market purchase of an awesome unit at Gramercy Towers in San Francisco’s one and only Nob Hill district. My clients got word of this new listing, called me up, and we snagged it before it had a chance to go to MLS. They are thrilled, seller is happy, all is good.
Two bedrooms, two baths, remodeled, views, and great layout. Sales price $1,650,000.
I have a great client that I showed all kinds of different properties to in all parts of the city. Turns out, he really liked South Beach and all it has to offer (proximity to water, Giants games, restaurants, vibrancy, downtown, etc.), but we just couldn’t find the right unit in the dream building (88 King St)…so I did a little digging (Some call it “bird-doggin'”) and we SCORED!
He just closed on a big 2+ bed, 2 bath, corner unit in this awesome property that has arguably the best outdoor pool and common area in the city, and we did it all off market. No competition, no stressful overbids, just a buyer and seller agreeing on ideal price and terms (lots of terms actually) and that was that.
Luxe South Beach Towers
Congratulations amigo! I’m looking forward to hanging on your balcony when the Giants get back into the swing of things (all puns intended).
I am pleased to announce the launch, and early adoption by Paragon Real Estate Group, of the newest addition to the San Francisco real estate scene “The Goods“, real estate marketing made simple.
The goal of this new offering is to make it easy for real estate agents in the San Francisco/Bay Area to provide their clients with what they need, and should expect, from their agent…time sensitive, factual, market data that pertains to the area in which their property is located, or the area where they would like to be. We’d like to put an end to unnecessary print marketing (think of the trees!), stop the sending of mugshot branded magnets, notepads, Zagat Guides, coffee mugs, and all the other crap clients don’t need, or necessarily want from their real estate agent. Keep in front of your clients with valuable real-time market data they can use.
The Goods will provide your company with a new link every two weeks to newly listed, as well as recently sold property data your clients can browse by location, property type, price, beds, baths and DOM. You can include the link in your marketing pieces, and also receive a raw html snippet/preview of the data to include in your marketing, inviting your clients to click through and track sales in their area.
–The Goods is a terrific tool for our agents to deliver to our clients: It’s fast and easy to use and it provides our clients with extremely timely and valuable information about new listings and what’s selling in the market, which is at the top of the list of resources our clients want most from us. -Patrick Carlisle, Chief Marketing Analyst, Director of Business Development, Paragon Real Estate Group
Here is a sample of how Paragon incorporates it into their marketing. You’ll notice they call it “Market Watch”. You can call it whatever you like.
Do you love this city as much as we do? Do you have something to say about it? Something to share, but simply don’t have the audience to get your voice heard? Do you love taking pictures of this wonderful city, it’s people, places, and happenings? Do you have mad video skills and want to share what you’ve created? Do you think you’re the sh*t when it comes to what is new and hip in San Francisco, and want to prove it? Do you fancy yourself a writer? Do you like interviewing your neighbors or random people on the street? If so, we want you, your words, your photos, your videos, your San Francisco. Because it’s really not about us. Never has been, never will be, and we have the audience for your voice to be heard.
Although we have long been a blog focused entirely on San Francisco real estate, we’d like to change that. Change is good. Change makes you think. Change makes us who we are. Change makes cool things happen. We need your help and are happy to help you in return.
If you’re interested in sharing what you do publicly, have an interest in being part of something new, want to contribute to a larger community dedicated to bringing all good (and bad) things San Francisco has to offer, please contact us as soon as you can. You can email theFrontSteps@gmail.com, or contact me, Alex Clark (the editor) via phone or text anytime: 415-254-5351. I’ll be happy to share the “vision” of what theFrontSteps can become, and happy to discuss compensation, commitment, and timing.
Good things come to those who don’t wait…so don’t wait! Let’s do this.
Our industry moves at a Neolithic pace, and I’m used to it. Heck, when I started real estate over 10 years ago, my broker told me, “I don’t need email,” and when I started sfnewsletter as a way to keep my clients informed of recent sales and new listings, fellow agents regarded email marketing as a waste of time. Then I started a blog, which none of my colleagues could grasp as a real form of information sharing and client acquisition. Then I did a “Tour de San Francisco” to help people get a grasp of neighborhoods (now we have Google street view, Google earth, and neighborhood social networks/blogs). And now I want everyone to get used to the idea of PocketListings.net.
The concept is here to stay, and I’ve partnered with a new real estate marketing pro to help get the word out, and get the word out she is. Site traffic has gone way up, blog posts are flying, and information is being shared. It’s just a matter of time before more deals start happening, so agents, wake up and get on board!
Fellow ski fanatics and adrenaline junkies that live in and around San Francisco, you will not want to miss this movie!
Back in the day it was always Warren Miller that did his thing to get us all amped up for the season, but there have been new players chomping at his heels for years and TGR certainly puts the pressure on Warren big time…I’d even go so far as to say surpasses (easily). The movies are high excitement, well edited, and a damn good time when you watch them on the big screen amongst fellow skiing / boarding fanatics.