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San Francisco Neighborhood Home Prices Continue To Break Records

I just released our latest and greatest San Francisco market report via sfnewsletter, as well as a link to the most accurate and up to date real time Sold Property Reports you’ll find anywhere – via The Goods.

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4) Keep checking this here site for the latest and greatest [Full disclosure: sometimes I forget (get too busy) to share sfnewsletter here, and that’s where you usually get The Goods.]

Have a great weekend! Watch out for Bay To Breaker Revelers…

p.s. That’s me “Coming Down The Mountain” (Jane’s Addiction fans will know that tune). Got a shot of yourself representing in your theFrontSteps gear? I’d love to see it! I shared a few on my Instagram page already.

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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If You’re Gonna Relocate To San Francisco, Now You Know A “Best” Blog To Help You

Much to our surprise, we popped up on Relocation.com as one of the “Best Real Estate Blogs In San Francisco”.

We love a good review and you know we’re sharing it with you, so tell your friends:

The Front Steps from Alex Clark [that’s me!] is a great guide to San Francisco real estate, including market observations, interesting tidbits on the city itself, nice photography and a snarky style that makes for interesting reading.

This is definitely not your typical real estate agent blog – and we can be thankful for that [Amen!].

Sometimes agents can take the blog thing a little too seriously and never dare show a little leg when writing. Clark has no problem with that. His walkabout category is a particularly fun and insightful read.

Lively comments section as well. It’s the kind of blog I’d read just to see what’s going on San Francisco real estate wise, even if I wasn’t moving there.

We’ll take it! And we thank relocation.com for the kind words. We do tend to be a bit snarky, but at least now I can tell my mom it’s paying off!

Press release about the best San Francisco real estate blogs too
Yahoo Finance PR page

Subscribe To theFrontSteps, So You Don’t Miss A Thing

Please Enter Your Email To Receive Real Estate Updates Via Email

Just because we’re not here on the blog posting daily, doesn’t mean we’re not out there hustling real estate. There are many ways to keep up on little tidbits here and there: Twitter Tweets; sfnewsletter; and less and less frequently Tour de San Francisco (real estate); but THE BEST way to know when new content is posted on this here magical, mystery site is to subscribe to our feed either in your feed reader, or via email notification.

Real estate always comes in waves of busy and not so busy, and just as soon as we’re not so busy, we’ll be back to normal programming. So that you don’t miss when that day comes, please take a second and SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CONTENT VIA EMAIL so you receive posts hot off the presses.

Thanks!

Alex (the editor/Realtor)

Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to the new look of theFrontSteps. Although I was hoping to change the site up completely, I learned a lot from my attempt on .ORG to steer me into keeping things very much the same, but changing servers to allow more flexibility on future features, posts, and anything else.

The first thing I have to say is a HUGE shout out and thank you to Reggie Nicolay at My Tech Opinion. Without his help, it’d be another couple weeks before we were able to go “live”. Do me a favor and click through to his site and check out all that they do.

A major change you’ll notice…advertisements. Click some ads and help me put shoes on my kids’ feet, and food on the table…can’t say that. (After all I am a Realtor and if you haven’t noticed the market is in the toilet, so they’re telling me, but I still haven’t seen it.)

The site is still technically under construction and there are a lot of little things that still need to be done. So don’t be surprised if you run into a bug from time to time, and please don’t hesitate to let me know (thefrontsteps@gmail.com).

That’s it. I hope you like it. I hope you come back. And I hope you tell all of your friends and family. Now if you’ll excuse me, after all of this, I need a cocktail!

Mac it is…learning (and vacation) begins

Getting to know the San Francisco real estate market is (relatively) easy, getting to know a new iMac is something altogether daunting. Have no fear, I will prevail and theFrontSteps will be running at full speed come August 25th or so.

Yup, I bought a new iMac, this one to be exact, and there is lots to learn and lots to set up (particularly the annoying little MLS not working on Safari thing), and I (alex) am leaving on vacation… proper vaction. I expect Fluj will do some posts while I’m away, so go easy on the guy, have fun, be civil, and thanks for all the great tips on what to buy when it comes to a Mac. (I got the iPhone too, and will certainly be setting up blog posting from it, so that will be cool.)

Summertime…….. and I’m outta here!

(p.s. Don’t be surprised if I do a post here and there, so make sure to either subscribe to theFrontSteps via email, or set up your RSS feed so you’ll know when new content is on the site.)

(p.p.s. I might be on Twitter tweeting, so feel free to check that out if you can’t resist.)

Horn tooting! theFrontSteps gets accolades (yet again)

Nobody likes a jumpclaimer, especially in these here parts, but every now and then you gotta toot your own horn.

Just as soon as The Registry gets their newest edition up and running online, we’ll link to it, but for now, this is what was said in a recent column “Navigating the Bay Area Real Estate Blogosphere”, where they took a look at (IMO) the best of the local real estate blogs (save for a few):

The Front Steps

Founded and maintained by Realtor Alex Clark, who also writes an independent real estate newsletter (sfnewsletter.com) and a column for the San Francisco Examiner, The Front Steps is a down-to-earth perspective on the San Francisco real estate market. It hosts a variety of features-informative charts, graphs and photos-as well as entries on crime waves in certain areas or debates between Realtors on housing inventory. The blog stays San Francisco-based, which endows endless information for anyone who lives in the city or aspires to do so. The blog provides tremendous data on the market and should be on any professional’s and serious market insider’s watch list.

No…they were not paid or wooed into writing that. But we’ll take it.

Definition of jumpclaimer: Somebody who always points out their best tricks.

Check me out on Examiner.com

I have a new gig at Examiner.com, and I hope you’ll join me there from time to time. I still expect to do the lion’s share of my writing here and on sfnewsletter, but this sounded like an opportunity I shouldn’t pass up.

Check it out, and as always, help spread the word.

[Update: Ugly mug idn’t it…]

S.F. Real Estate Examiner [Examiner.com]

What’s up with the silence?

As many of you know, this little San Francisco Real Estate blog (not so little anymore) is a hobby. My main focus is still selling real estate in San Francisco and making sfnewsletter the best it can be. I’m currently working with many clients, as well as enjoying seeing sfnewsletter take off, not to mention we’re in the process of developing a new theFrontSteps. So hang tight, and we’ll be back to normal (new) programming before you know it.

Thanks,

Alex Clark (the editor)

p.s. We’ll still be posting during all of this, but on a less voluminous scale.