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Active Listings By Price Segment and Property Type

These Broker Metrics charts track weekly number of Active Listings over the past 6 months (early May to mid-October):

SFD, under $1m Active Listings – weekly inventory just below 6 month average, about same level as spring, lowest number of active listings since early July.

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Condo, under $1m Active Listings – autumn inventory levels well above (about 25%) spring-summer levels

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SFD, $1m – $1.499m Active Listings – weekly inventory just fell below 6-month average

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Condo/Co-op, $1m – $1.499m – autumn inventory running far above (about 40%) spring-summer inventory levels

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SFD, $1.5m – $1.999m Active Listings – autumn inventory levels well above (about 30%) spring-summer levels

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Condo/Co-op, $1.5m – $1.999m – autumn inventory levels well above spring-summer levels

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SFD, $2m – 2.499m Active Listings – autumn listing inventory running well above (33%) 6-month average, and equal to mid-May levels

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Condo/Co-op, $2m+ Active Listings – inventory running about 25% above 6-month average, and well above spring-summer levels

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SFD, $2.5m+ Active Listings – inventory running about 29% above 6-month average, and about 20% above May levels

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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
Views
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:

1793 Sanchez Fireplace/mantle

For Sale | 1793 Sanchez St. | Glen Park

Located on one of the best streets in the Fairmount Heights area of Glen Park, and on the Southern edge of Noe Valley, 1793 Sanchez is on the market and you, my dear readers, get the first look inside.

1793 Sanchez Gallery
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1793 Sanchez Features
Originally built in 1887 (says the plaque on the front of the house), this Victorian is not what you’d expect when looking from the street. A modest staircase leads to a grand home with amazing period details, booming city views, indoor/outdoor living, and a tremendous amount of entertaining space.

Enter the home and be taken away by the old-world charm of the formal living room, which leads to a formal dining room, both rooms which have retained their original character and charm. A small bedroom or office is located on this level just off the dining area, which enters into a designer chef’s kitchen complete with marble countertops, Viking gas range, bar seating and an open living/entertaining room, which opens to a large deck overlooking Noe Valley and the San Francisco downtown skyline. A built-in gas barbecue is standing by the ready as well as either a sun shade for those amazing sunny days, or heat lamp for the cool SF nights.

Upstairs you’ll find a master suite with amazing downtown views, recycled wood floors, a master bath, fireplace, walk in closet, as well as an additional room perfect for a small child, office, or your collection of Manolos. From the master suite you can open the doors wide to a private balcony and take in the morning sun or keep the blackout shades drawn to sleep the day away in total darkness.

On the lowest level of the home you’ll be delighted to find a large bedroom, laundry room, washer & dryer, bathroom, and exceptionally large closet perfect for wine cellar or craft beer collection.

The legal 1 bedroom, 1 bath garden apartment is accessible via the breezeway and has wonderful wood floors, fireplace, W&D, designer lighting, a cute private patio/deck area, and wonderful views out to the impeccably maintained garden oasis with fresh lawn, budding flowers, automatic watering system (drought friendly), and a trickling fountain to soothe the soul. What you do with this garden apartment is up to you, but it’s ideal for additional income, friends and family, or should you be so lucky to have an Aupair, he/she would certainly not complain about living here.

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

Showing schedule
Saturday 9/12 1-4pm Open House
Sunday 9/13 1-4pm Open House
Tuesday 9/15 12-1:30 Broker Tour (Public Welcome)
Thursday 9/17 5:30-7:30pm Twilight Open House
Saturday 9/19 1-4pm Open House
Sunday 9/20 1-4pm Open House
Offer Date: Monday 9/21 @ 12 noon.

In case you’re in a fog at how wonderful this property is…

1793 Sanchez Details
List Price $1,795,000 | Single Family Home w/ Legal Garden Apartment
Main House:
Victorian Details
3+ Bedrooms
3 bathrooms
SF Skyline Views
Wood Floors
Chef’s Kitchen
Viking Range
Marble Countertops
Formal dining room
Formal living room
3 fireplaces
2 decks/balconies
Outdoor heat lamp
Deck awning
Master Suite on top level w/ Amazing views
Laundry Room
W&D
Direct yard access

1793 A Sanchez Garden Apartment:
1 bedroom
1 bath (shower)
1 Fireplace
W&D
Wood floors
Open Living Area
Patio/deck
Direct yard access

MLS Listing Detail Page

The preparation of this home was featured prominently in the Business Section of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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1471 McAllister Designer Kitchen

For Sale | 1471 McAllister | Alamo Square | San Francisco

This new listing is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Victorian Condo one block from Alamo Square Park & Divisadero corridor restaurants, cafes and shops. Full floor flat including an open/bright high-end kitchen with Bertazzoni Gas Range, spacious Master bedroom and bath w/ Carrera Marble Floors, radiant heat, and a large glass tile shower. Two additional full-sized bedrooms and large closets outfitted with California Custom Closets. Double paned windows in bedrooms and kitchen. Original Details throughout including Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, Pocket Doors, Wainscoting and a large Wood-Burning Fireplace in Living Room. Leased Parking available nearby & Spot On parking app accessible lot across the street.

Details:
$1,395,000
3 bedroom
2 bathroom
1 car parking (leased nearby)
Hardwood Floors in main areas
Bamboo Floors in Kitchen
Carpet in one bedroom
Woodburning Fireplace in Living Room
High Ceilings
Victorian Details
Deeded Yard/Outdoor space
Designer kitchen
Wine Refrigerator
Bertazzoni Range
Stainless Steel Appliances
Radiant Heat in Master Bath
Clawfoot Tub
Alarm System
Washer & Dryer in garage
Dogs Okay
HOA Dues $336.06 / month
Offer Date is TBD
MLS DETAILS HERE

This is one you will not want to miss, especially given it’s central location walking distance to everything.

Planned Showing Schedule:
6/20 from 1-4pm
6/21 from 1-4pm
6/23 from 11am-12:30pm
6/24 from 5-7pm
6/27 from 1-4pm
6/28 from 1-4pm
Private Showings Available

To get in prior to the masses, or for additional information, including disclosures, please contact me, as I am the listing agent. Either email me: alexclark@gmail.com, or call/text 415-254-5351.

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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Designer Kitchen w/ Bar Counter

Why You Should Stage Your Home (Infographic)

You will sell your home for more money. Shall I repeat that? You will sell your home for more money.

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The last two points are the most critical:
1. Buyer’s make their decisions within 7-10 seconds of walking into your home.
2. More than 90% of buyers see your home online first.

As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Don’t blow it by cutting costs and corners. Make your property shine. Be online in all the right places. Make a “wow” impression when buyers walk through the door.

If you don’t want more money, don’t stage. It hurts to pay for it up front, but you will get it back in the end, guaranteed.

For some recent examples of wow factor design staging (that’s not just staging, it’s making your home look designer), check out some of my recent listings.

Hot New Listings To Hit The Market

As part of my continued effort to keep you updated on San Francisco Real Estate, I created an offering I call “The Goods“. Below is a snippet of new listings popping on our market, and by following this link, you can see them all.

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price
2643 16th Ave 3/1.50/N/A 56 $1,195,000 $1,405,000
45 Wilder St 1/1.00/3 25 $599,000 $830,000
1900 46th Ave 2/1.00/N/A 8 $599,000 $808,000
2367 24th Ave 2/2.00/ 6 $699,000 $818,000
1654 25th Ave 2/1.00/N/A 0 $849,000 $1,100,000
3826 Cesar Chavez St 3828 2-4 Units 99 $1,899,000 $2,100,000
343 16th Ave 5/2.50/N/A 47 $2,295,000 $2,295,000
260 King St 1/1.00/457 70 $885,000 $885,000
2307 40th Ave 4/3.00/N/A 62 $1,099,000 $1,078,000
1159 Dolores St 3/1.00/ 45 $1,325,000 $1,350,000

New Listings, Recent Sales, Overbids, Underbids, and More [theGoods]

2154 A Market Dining Room

For Sale | 2154 A Market Street | Private Urban Oasis | $995,000

Don’t let the address fool you…this property is a slice of heaven in one of San Francisco’s most hip, lively, and sought after neighborhoods, Duboce Triangle.

Situated at the rear of the property amongst towering trees and urban gardens, 2154 A Market Street is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the action. This top floor, late 1800’s Victorian with amazing period details features soaring ~13 foot ceilings, triple crown molding, original wood floors (newly refinished), a large open living room with wood burning fireplace, two generously sized bedrooms, a formal dining room with tons of natural light, an open and bright kitchen with modern appliances, ceasarstone countertops, and breakfast nook, stackable washer & dryer, shared outdoor space, and parking for one car. Square footage (according to a prior MLS listing) states approximately 1097 square feet.

The variety of entertainment, dining, public transportation, bike routes, and city life immediately out your front door is astounding. Make this your home, and be the envy of all your friends.

List price: $995,000
HOA Dues: $274.75/mo includes water, garbage, building maintenance
Condo Approved. Estimated Conversion date in June.

For a completely radical, get inside and actually move around the property tour that won’t bore you to tears, have a look at the 2154A Market Street virtual tour and floorpan by following this link.

Showing Schedule:
Sunday 4/12 from 1-4pm
Tuesday 4/14 from 12-1:30pm
Thursday 4/16 from 5-7pm
Sunday 4/19 from 1-4pm
Private Showing by appointment anytime!
Offer date is TBD
Disclosures Package (including pest & contractor inspection) available upon request

MLS LISTING INFORMATION IS HERE

For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Alexander Clark.
415-254-5351
alexclark@gmail.com

[*Light Fixtures not included in the sale, but may be purchased from Stager.]

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Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

There is a little something in our market, of which many buyers are not aware, and many agents overlook. I have long referred to them as “Stalefish“, but others refer to them as “buying opportunity” or “still available property”, or what we named (on theGoods) as the “30+ Club”. What are these, you ask?

They are, quite simply, properties on the market more than 30 days, and darnit if there aren’t quite a few gems out there that I’d love you to buy.

Getting beat up in Noe Valley? Check out 469 Valley:
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This is a 3220 square foot remodeled view home in Noe Valley…and it’s still available! Deck, garden, master suite, it has it all. Listed at $2,989,000.

Not your cup of tea? Check out 27-29 Fountain, also in Noe Valley:
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Previously listed at $2,900,000, this detached Victorian with 4 bedrooms, booming views, decks, parking, yard, and a great location is now $2,600,000! You just saved $300,000. Opportunity knocking right here.

Maybe you don’t like Noe, and you’d rather be in Cole Valley – sorry, nada. But keep checking!

You think Pacific Heights never has anything for you? Think again. This absolutely stunning home at 2701 Broadway is still there:
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“Comprised of five levels encompassing over 16,000 square feet the home includes 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths, and 4 half-baths, plus 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms, 2 offices, 3 rooftop terraces, a basketball/sport court, plus a multitude of rooms for today’s active lifestyle. 2 car garage,” and a bargain price of $39,000,000.

Okay, so maybe $39,000,000 is a bit more than you can handle, and you really don’t like basketball anyway. Maybe surfing is more your thing? Well…you’re in luck. It just so happens this little fish at 2307 40th Ave is still there:
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It’s “beautifully remodeled and updated”, close to the beach, and other “neighborhood conveniences like Walgreens” (huh?), and from what I can tell, very ready to be sold.

So if you’re getting beat out by the hordes of buyers all over the hot new listings, and you have possibly overlooked those homes that weren’t exactly perfect, you might like to give this list another glance. And if you’re an agent, you might like to send this invaluable information to your clients (branded to you, or course).

Whether you call ’em Stalefish, or otherwise, no matter how you slice it, there is opportunity out there in many shapes, sizes, and prices. Prices which, at this point, could be very negotiable.

Time to go fishing!

p.s. Wondering about the home with all the marble columns? It’s available too: 3800 Washington, $17,995,000, and it’s frickin amazing!

Stalefish, 30+ Club, Buying Opportunity: Find it all here
Battle Royale: Cole Valley Versus Noe Valley [theFrontSteps]

[Big Ass Disclaimer: Every property in this post and on the Goods 30+Club is listed as “active” on MLS. All information is deemed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.]