My first post via iPhone…
I am pleased to say, I just helped my clients secure this wonderful property in the Alamo Square (bordered by and often referred to as NOPA) area of San Francisco, located at 1471 McAllister. It’s a fabulous 3 bed, 2 bath property in an extremely awesome location, and we are thrilled to say we “won” this most competitive offer situation.
List price: $995,000
From my clients who just sold 1676 Hayes St.
My husband Jon and I wanted to take a minute to share our great experience working with Alex. He knows the SF market so well and was able to help us get staged and ready to sell very quickly. We were on the market for 1 day before receiving 3 offers (2 all cash!). All were well over asking and we closed 10 days later! We’d be very happy to work with Alex again and highly recommend him.- Elizabeth & Jon
Glad to be of service, and glad it turned out so well. Enjoy your skis!
When my wife and I decided to move up to San Francisco, we knew the real estate market would be incredibly challenging. From our first conversation with Alex, we recognized that he understood what it took to find the right property and make a compelling bid. It was an arduous five-month process, but Alex never tired in his search for our perfect home. He maintained the right balance of enthusiasm and realism when it came to choosing our bids. I consider it a mark of his good instincts that we came within a hair’s breadth of winning several earlier bids that we ultimately lost, since it meant that we were making offers that were competitive without being foolishly high. Once we found the amazing home we’re now in, Alex worked tirelessly to help us put together a winning bid—it takes a lot more than just choosing the right number, by the way—and close on time, despite a string of unexpected complications and swerves along the way. We can’t recommend Alex highly enough!- Peter and Erin
Thanks guys. Hope you enjoy your casa, and can’t wait to see how the downstairs evolves!
From a recent seller represented transaction, in which we not only secured an all cash offer close in five days, but my clients are renting the property back, sold the furniture, and received $1000 worth of wine from the buyer. Bam!
Mike and I wanted to share our experience with our phenomenal realtor Alex Clark. From the get go, Alex knew we had a time crunch and was on the ball from day one. With his network of contacts, his social media outlets, and getting us on the front page of SFgate – we received multiple offers on our condo and closed escrow in five days with an all cash offer that was well over asking! We would highly recommend Alex for all your San Francisco real estate needs!
-Mike and Joe
I can do the same for you, but no guarantees on the wine.
You all remember the great listing I had at 333 Grant Avenue, and I’m sure many of you are wondering how it played out, so let me enlighten you.
To begin, we had a considerable amount of interest (web traffic, phone calls, texts and emails) generated from the blog post I did even before the property hit MLS (something I offer ALL of my clients, and definitely not something you can get with other agents in San Francisco). Had I not been pushing to get this property to MLS for the sake of creating a new comp in the building (previous ones were not very good), we would have likely sold the property “off market”.
A couple days after the announcement here on theFrontSteps, we went to MLS. I put it in the system on a Friday and the phone started ringing. That weekend there were over 10 showings, and requests to “wait until at least the end of the week” before accepting an offer. We had a Tuesday Broker Tour (I was late getting there and agents were lined up (with clients) at the front door). I showed the property several times that afternoon, and the next morning, and was told by a colleague that they’d like to give us an offer right away. I called all interested parties and it looked like multiple offers were coming our way. Not wanting to lose the property, one buyer stepped up, offered $20,000 over asking, made it cash, didn’t want the leased parking, and sealed the deal. There were a couple bumps in the road along the way (like every transaction), but thankfully the other agent was a professional and we got the property sold.
As a result of that quick sale at 333, some other sellers are kicking around the idea of listing their units, and there are multiple buyers that I have on speed dial should that opportunity arise…on or off market.
I keep saying, it’s a good time to sell if you’ve been on the fence, and this is a perfect example why. The previous unit in the building that sold took ages to secure a solid offer, we did it in four days.
I have been relatively silent on the blogging front, but that doesn’t mean I’m not out there working it. If you are on the fence about selling and would like to get a considerable amount of exposure beyond what any other San Francisco agent can offer you for your property, give me a shout (email@example.com), and I’ll come show you my spiel.
-333 Grant Avenue #501, Simply Union Square, Simply A Shopper’s Paradise, Simply $620,000 [and sold for $649,000] [theFrontSteps]
-“You know me, I’m on the three, three, three….”[Bondi Hipsters-theFrontSteps]
If you like coming to, or living in, San Francisco, and shopping is your thing, 333 Grant is quite possibly your nirvana. A chip shot away from Prada, Banana Republic, North Face, Nike, Neiman Marcus, Levi’s, Macy’s, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Apple, Burberry, Chanel, Maiden Lane, American Apparel…you name it…it’s all here, it’s all around San Francisco’s Union Square, and 333 Grant is in the heart center.
If a San Francisco shopping experience is secondary to your exploits as a dining connoisseur, the location of this Landmark Building is sure to delight! Walk out your door and across the street to Cafe de la Presse, round the corner to Le Central, have a pint (perhaps this weekend) at the Irish Bank, stumble over to Belden Place and take your pick of cuisine, enjoy a stroll on over to Bix for an elegant cocktail and mellow jazz, perhaps try some oysters and fresh seafood at Farallon, get some dim sum in China Town, or simply sit at Starbucks on the corner and watch the people go by (I would recommend Cafe de la Presse over Starbucks any day, but that’s me.)
Built in 1908 and declared a landmark in 1981, the Historic Landmark Building (333 Grant) is in the Union Square section of San Francisco’s Financial District. Converted in 2004, The Landmark Building contains 39 condominium homes & lofts designed with preservation of history and architecture in mind, while paying attention to details suited to modern day living. These homes are designed to accentuate urban elements, while providing a tranquil and inviting city retreat.
Visitors to your home will be greeted by the impressive neo-Renaissance façade with towering 40 ft columns. Unit #501 contains one bedroom, bonus room, one bath, has one (leased) parking space, beautiful brick accents, wood floors, mahogany kitchen cabinets, contemporary features, modern kitchen with Bosch appliances and Amana refrigerator, stackable washer & dryer, extra deeded storage, and a location to die for. Entertaining is easy with the bright, open and spacious layout of the living, dining, and kitchen areas, and guests can easily park in the Sutter-Stockton garage just around the corner.
Almost directly across the street from the Famous Chinatown Gate, The Landmark Building is truly a wonderful property, in an excellent location, right smack dab in the middle of the nation’s best city, San Francisco.
It has a perfect 100 Walkscore, is a short walk to FiDi, SOMA, and BART. The area has excellent gyms (Sports Club LA, Equinox), and did I fail to mention is a stone’s throw away from Rick House? Well…
Asking price is $629,000, it’s easy to show, and if you don’t love it, I’ll buy you an espresso across the street at Cafe de la Presse.
HOA fee: $753/mo.
Contact Alex Clark (the owner/editor of this site) for details.
-333 Grant #501, 1+bed, 1 bath, 1 park, $629,000 [MLS listing]