Top Floor Booming Ocean View Condo Not To Be Missed | $899,000 | Outer Parkside

Situated at the edge of the city (and continent for that matter), this top floor two bedroom, one bathroom condominium is supremely located for the outdoor enthusiast, lover of incredible views and ocean life, or person looking for sanctuary in our bustling city (yet easy access to Downtown, Southern, and Northern commutes).


The perfect starter home, investment, or vacation property, 2456 Great Highway is right across the street from Ocean Beach and has everything today’s buyer seeks, including: Hardwood floors; Open/Designer Kitchen with bar counter/ Thermador Gas Range; Liebherr Refrigerator; Miele Dishwasher; Huge shared yard; Parking for one car; Shared Washer & Dryer; Extra Storage; and amazing Ocean Views.

Not only does this property have everything you need, and the most excellent of ocean views, but in case you haven’t heard the Outer Sunset / Parkside is Hot, Hotter, Hottest … with many new restaurants, bars, shops, and a diverse mix of residents who all delight in their location and beach vibe that only San Francisco’s Ocean Beach can provide. Big wave hold downs, long paddle outs, and frigid surfs are literally out your door, as are brilliantly warm, crystal clear fog-free days, walks on the beach, visits to the Zoo, or just hanging out in the most popular neighborhood in San Francisco. Everything you’ve heard about this area is true, and everything you need in a home is in this property.

Property Details:
$899,000
Contemporary
Top Floor Condominium
2 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
1 Car Parking
Hardwood Floors
Designer / Open Kitchen w/ bar seating
Thermador Gas Range
Liebherr Refrigerator
Miele Dishwasher
Modern Bathroom
Ocean Views
Shared Yard
Storage
Washer & Dryer
HOA Fees: $300/month

Showing Schedule:
Saturday & Sunday Open House 2-4pm
Tuesday 1-2:30 pm
Private Showings upon request

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386

For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

Four Testimonials I Just Had To Share

It’s always nice to know all of this hard work isn’t going unnoticed. My clients, friends, and family are the best, and I couldn’t do anywhere near the amount of sales I do without everyone in my circle…that includes my awesome readers/followers. Usually I post testimonials one at a time, but since my excellent clients just hooked me up all at once, here you go…

Alex is a rock star! He guided us through selling our house off-MLS, which we preferred, and found us the perfect buyer offering a quick close. This was a first-time house sale for us, and Alex answered all our questions patiently, promptly, and thoroughly. We couldn’t be happier!
-Ricki Ellen and Charly

Alex is as good as it gets! It was a pleasure working with him to purchase our large San Francisco investment Property. He is extremely professional, has clear communication, clearly laid out important dates of the transaction and made sure we were taken care of. Would recommend Alex Clark to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home in the San Francisco area and beyond as he is very knowledge about San Francisco and the outer areas.
-Leslie Kanis

Alex is a blessing to the Church Of The Living God PG of T. His personal, hands on approach helped me as well as our church members feel comfortable with the whole process of selling the Church and all that would be required from us. His professional attitude helped us get through periods of uncertainty during the process. He also went to great lengths to get us the time we needed to prepare for the move that will be required. I am proud to have him be apart of the COTLG family. Thanks Alex for all that you do.
God bless
-Pastor McBride, Mary Nelson

As an investor in San Francisco, I have relied on Alex to bring me quality projects. He is incredibly well connected in the SF Real Estate community and knows how to get stuff done. His laid back demeanor makes him very easy to work with, however he is tenacious in his negotiating and works super smart on his client’s behalf. He is always willing to take my call and responds to questions quickly. I have never had to worry about the deal getting done or whether Alex is working in my best interest. This is definitely a life long partnership.

Mark A. Harris

As always, I am open 24/7 for your business. If you’re thinking of buying/selling in the San Francisco Bay Area, feel free to give me a shout.

If you’re still on the fence, have a look at some more testimonials.

SOLD | 662 46th Ave | Outer Richmond / Sutro Heights | $1,825,000

Perhaps you just walked by the house and saw the SOLD sign suddenly out front, or perhaps you just noticed a recent “comp” sale on MLS that many of you knew nothing about (except my awesome readers, of course). Well I’m pleased to report the incredible off market sale of a home in my neighborhood from some amazing sellers to an incredibly down to Earth and cool buyer. Congratulations to everyone involved.

662 46th Ave @ Sutro Heights Ave / Balboa
Price: $1,825,000
Sold Off Market in 7 Days
2 bed
2 bath (1 unwarranted)
Approx 1450 Sqft
Built 1931
30’x120′ lot
Detached South Side
Large unwarranted room downstairs
1 car parking
Large East facing yard with Fruit trees (Apple, Cherry, Lemon, and blueberry bush)
Beautiful Hardwood floors
Large Living Room w/ Arched Ceiling
Period Details throughout
Fireplace
Open (Updated) Kitchen
Split Bath upstairs
Bonus (atrium) space off of kitchen
Partial Ocean Views
Excellent Outer Richmond Location
Disclosure package available soon, including Pest/Contractor
Offer date will be determined after tomorrow/weekend showings.

p.s. I do not have any photos, floorplans, or statements to share.

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386
For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

…and in case you’re wondering about the outdoor lifestyle out this way, check this writer’s “3 Best Trails In and Around the Outer Richmond

A Warning To Realtors & Principals Everywhere | Padmapper Scammers Posing As Us

To my colleagues in the industry and the general public seeking housing in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recently I was contacted by a nice person who left me a voicemail saying, “I’m inquiring about 333 Cherry Street, thanks for responding to my email…I just wanted to ask a couple more follow up questions before I commit to signing the document and sending you over thousands of dollars…”

This voicemail is not the scam, but this is:


Here is the post on Padmapper (which I assume will be pulled soon), so don’t be surprised if the link is broken. The text in the post reads:

333 Cherry Street Apt #B, San Francisco, CA 94118 – 0 BR 1 BA Condo. Listing uploaded and marketed by Alexander Clark, Thefrontsteps, 1(415) 477-1100. This garden studio condominium is located in the rear of a small three-unit Victorian building overlooking a deck and landscaped garden. It has been renovated with beautiful finishes, including a sleek kitchen, spacious bathroom and built-in cabinetry. Located in the heart of Presidio Heights, this home is in one of San Francisco?s most desirable neighborhoods near the Presidio National Park…

That’s the bait. Here is the email sent after this person inquired:

Hello [Name],

This is to acknowledge your e-mail. Let me answer to your questions as follows:

Q- What’s included in the furnishings?
A- Everything you see in the pictures displayed online.

Q- Do you have any additional pictures (videos) of the unit?
A- No, there are no additional pictures for this unit.

The unit is not available for viewing this week as you have requested, because the current tenant’s lease ends next weekend(It is impossible to take all prospective tenant for viewing when the lease has not ended).The open house is on the 29 & 30 of this month between 2:30pm – 4pm(refer to my last email); also the move in date is May 3,2018 or after so you can come view the unit any of those days. Regarding to your request, the unit is available for short and long term lease, there is washer/Dryer in the unit and parking for 1 car included in the rent.

Please understand that the rental market in San Francisco is competitive so the unit is on high demand, so if you are really interested in this apartment I will advise you secure it now so that you do not lose it to other prospective tenants who have contacted me also. Like I said before who secures it first gets the unit; To lock down the unit you will have to deposit only the first month’s rent plus the refundable security deposit after completing all the relevant rental documents. Note that if you choose to reserve the unit now, and if after you have viewed the unit that you are in anyway not satisfied, you can request for a refund which will be given to you that same instant. The terms and conditions of the contract gives you full refund if you do not want the apartment upon viewing.

Lease Plans and available discount:

– 3 months upfront payment attract discount of 5% on the total rent.
– 6 months upfront payment attract discount of 10% on the total rent.
– 12 months upfront payment attract discount of 10% on the total rent.

Download Rental Application Form attached below fill out all necessary fields; Return back to me by e-mail attachment or fax along with a copy of your ID, and as soon as I receive your filled application form I shall forward the lease contract agreement for your review of the terms and conditions. I am 100% confident that if you like what you saw online, you will surely go ahead and take the unit because the pictures represent the true and present condition of the unit.

I will await your earliest response so that we can proceed with the securing of the apartment for your lease duration.

My Regards,
Alexander Clark
Tel:415-477-1100

Bogus! All of it.

And here is their follow up to this person’s extra questions. :

I understand your concern and will send the landlord’s bank detail for you to make the reservation payment now but you have to send in your application and also append your signature to the lease contract before I can issue your reservation receipt to you tomorrow.

Send the reservation deposit which consists of the first month’s rent ($2,050) and the refundable security deposit($2500) which totals $4550 only to the landlord’s bank account details below:

Bank Details

Bank Name: Wells Fargo

Account Name: Michael Jones

Account Number: 5525124219

Routing Number: 061000227

Beneficiary Address: 1201 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158.

Remember to send me the bank transfer receipt after payment for my record purposes.

Regards,
Crooks of epic proportion

I hope everyone takes a look at this post, forwards it, watches out for it, and these jerks get caught. I doubt they will get caught, but at the very least Realtors everywhere need to watch out for this kind of activity. If anyone has any further information on the matter, or similar experience, or questions, please reach out to me, or feel free to comment below.

Sincerely,
the Real Alexander Clark

Might As Well Just Price Homes At $1

Pricing a Single Family Home… in Bernal Heights… on a hot street… at $899,000? Come on!

Well, you get the top spot on this week’s Top 10 Overbids, and the buyer gets some sweet a$$ green carpet, a vintage kitchen, and linoleum floors for the ages…

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
257 Crescent Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 13 $899,000 $1,500,000 66.85%
2527 42nd Avenue 3/2.00/N/A 13 $1,095,000 $1,646,000 50.32%
92 Santa Marina Street 2/2.00/N/A 19 $1,149,000 $1,711,000 48.91%
422 Vernon Street 2/1.00/N/A 12 $895,000 $1,320,000 47.49%
255 Dellbrook Avenue 2/2.00/N/A 14 $998,000 $1,437,000 43.99%
3945 23rd Street 2/1.00/N/A 7 $1,295,000 $1,850,000 42.86%
2510 24th Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 14 $995,000 $1,380,000 38.69%
163 Dorchester Way 4/2.00/N/A 11 $1,695,000 $2,302,000 35.81%
727 16th Avenue 3/2.00/N/A 13 $1,275,000 $1,705,000 33.73%
2224 Lawton Street 2/1.00/N/A 18 $1,085,000 $1,450,000 33.64%

The rest of you just get to marvel at San Francisco’s insatiable demand for single family homes…and a good weekend to go ski, surf, cycle, golf, or any of the countless activities living in California affords.

Happy Aloha Friday!

20 Offers But Only 1 Winner | 2527 42nd Ave Finds A Buyer | Outer Parkside | $1,646,000

It was a battle to get this one at 2527 42nd Ave, that’s for sure. With 20 offers on hand for the sellers to choose from, at least 5 of them over $1,600,000 (list price $1,095,000), and me putting this deal together during one of the best snowstorms of the last 10 years (I’m that guy on the lift on his phone, fingers freezing, when it’s DUMPING two inches an hour and cell reception is popping in and out.), I’d have to say I’m tremendously pleased with the outcome, and my clients are thrilled.

They scored a rare gem in the Sunset/Parkside…a three bed, two bath, and two car side by side garage home with what we call a “reverse floorplan” and booming 180 degree views out to the edge of the Earth. Bleary eyed surf checks just got a little easier for these guys, there is yard a plenty for the little rascal, and I’m bribing them for my own personal surf cam on the roof.

Congratulations to everyone involved. What a great home that’s about to get a lot greater. And congratulations to every future seller in the Avenues as the bar keeps getting raised with each astronomical close. If you’re worried about buyers drying up, I’d say your fears are not valid.

2527 42nd Ave, Outer Parkside, $1,646,000 Buyer Representation

If you’re thinking about selling a home right now, give me a shout, I’m an expert at selling them too.

SOLD | 784 48th Ave | $1,300,000 … and the Perfect Storm

Every so often we get, in San Francisco real estate, what I call “the Perfect Storm”…that is a property that hits the MLS, listed by an out of town agent, no staging, amateur photos, and no offer date. It’s on these listings you have to pounce, submit an offer immediately, and get in contract. I was lucky enough to do it a while back on 22nd Ave, and lucky again to get my clients in contract and closed on their first home at 784 48th Ave in the oh-so popular Outer Richmond.

Anytime you can get in contract with hordes of buyers lurking around every corner it’s a win, and when you get a property at a reasonable price, it’s a double win. It just takes agent/client teamwork, a lightning quick process, and smiles…lots of smiles.

Congratulations to everyone involved. What a smooth transaction and great home.

784 48th Ave Outer Richmond, $1,300,000, Buyer Representation

Outer Richmond Single Family Checking ALL The Boxes | 3541 Cabrillo | $1,595,000

Situated one block from the trendy Balboa Corridor, one block from Golden Gate Park, and one stone’s throw away from Ocean Beach, 3541 Cabrillo is a rare find in the Outer Richmond…

Having recently been updated and re-imagined, this amazing home features everything you need, including three full size bedrooms, three bathrooms (including en suite master bathroom with dual showerheads, dual sink, bathed in natural light), two car garage parking, hardwood floors with period details, formal living, formal dining room, in unit Washer & Dryer, downstairs great room that opens to a South facing yard with deck, designer lighting, patio off of the updated kitchen, and newer appliances.

This home is walking distance to the bustling Balboa Corridor Shops and Restaurants (Have you tried Miki or Shanghai Dumpling King? What about Chino’s?), but it’s also a stone’s throw from: Land’s End hiking trails; the ruins of Sutro Baths; Sutro Park; Cliff House & Beach Chalet Restaurants; Lincoln & Golden Gate Park golf courses; Beach Chalet Soccer Fields; Golden Gate Park; Safeway; and so much more. The location of this property also makes for an easy commute to the South via the Great Highway, East via 5 Fulton, 38 Geary, and 31 Balboa Muni Buses, as well as proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge and points north. If you want to go West, you’ll need a boat.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,595,000
Year Built: 1925
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Car Garage Parking
Hardwood Floors
Formal Living Room
Formal Dining Room
Designer Lighting
Updated Kitchen
Patio off kitchen
Master Bedroom
Master Walk-in Closet
En Suite Master Bathroom
Downstairs Great Room
Washer & Dryer
South Facing Yard and Deck
*Some updates made without the benefit of Permit, prospective Buyers advised to investigate

Showing Schedule:
Sunday 2-4pm Open Houses
Private Showings upon Request
Offer Date TBD

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386
For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

Off Market Opportunity In Outer Richmond / Sutro Heights…

I wanted to give my followers an epic opportunity for an amazing off market home in the Outer Richmond / Sutro Heights area of San Francisco. Details below…

662 46th Ave @ Sutro Heights Ave / Balboa
Price: TBD
2 bed
2 bath (1 unwarranted)
Approx 1450 Sqft
Built 1931
30’x120′ lot
Detached South Side
Large unwarranted room downstairs
1 car parking
Large East facing yard with Fruit trees (Apple, Cherry, Lemon, and blueberry bush)
Beautiful Hardwood floors
Large Living Room w/ Arched Ceiling
Period Details throughout
Fireplace
Open (Updated) Kitchen
Split Bath upstairs
Bonus (atrium) space off of kitchen
Partial Ocean Views
Excellent Outer Richmond Location
Disclosure package available soon, including Pest/Contractor
Offer date will be determined after tomorrow/weekend showings.
Open Friday 1-3pm, and by appointment thru Saturday. Please RSVP.
p.s. I do not have any photos, floorplans, or statements to share. Just come take a look.

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386
For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

SOLD! 1830 Mountain View Dr. | Tiburon | $4,175,000

I am pleased to report the successful purchase of this this luxury residence located in the highly sought after exclusive Hill Haven neighborhood of Tiburon with sweeping views spanning the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay, Belvedere Island, the Belvedere lagoons, and across to Mount Tamalpais. Situated on .70 acres with 4425 (+/-) of living space, this stunning residence offers the utmost in indoor / outdoor California lifestyle and easy access to downtown Tiburon, the commuter ferry, dining, shopping and Shoreline Park.