Sell A Home, Save The Planet

We live in an incredibly beautiful location here in the Bay Area with amazing parks and recreation at our fingertips, and serene natural environments literally just minutes from a bustling city that affords us the opportunity to escape it all. Sadly, we’re polluting the hell out of ourselves and our environment, and it’s got to stop.

The beaches I frequent to surf are riddled with plastics and trash, the sea level is definitely rising eroding our shores, snow levels continue to rise forcing us to ski more rain days than I have ever in my life, Lake Tahoe is filled with beer cans, bottles and trash, it’s clarity diminishing, and “spare the air” days are becoming way too common in San Francisco. So what can we do?

I just joined 1% for the Planet, which means that 1% of my earnings will go towards supporting the environment and 1% for the Planet certifies my giving. It’s an iron-clad way for me, and you, to put money earned from your transaction and donate to non-profits fighting the fight of reversing the downward trajectory of our environment and everything we take for granted.

In the words of Craig Matthews, co-founder of 1% for the Planet, “If we just take, take, take, and give nothing back, we’re going to have nothing in the end…” Sadly, that’s the truth, but luckily Yvonne Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia has sage advice for all of us, “Don’t get depressed, get angry.”

I try not to get angry in my daily life, even when my kids refuse to do what I ask them, and I hope every transaction I do is free from drama, but I have to admit, I’m a little upset about the cleanliness of the world we live in, so I’m taking action.

I’ve given to many charities in my time as a Realtor, and I will continue to give to many more, but it’s time I take it up a notch on the environment, and do more by guaranteeing, no matter what, I donate.

There are numerous non-profits on the 1% for the Planet roster, so if there is one in particular you’d like me to donate to after the close of your transaction, do not hesitate to let me know.

If you’d like to get involved on your own, you can learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

In the meantime, let’s get some property sold, and help save our environment.

“Tireless” and “Incredibly Calm and Laid Back”

Sometimes, you just gotta share the love…

This is the third time that I’ve availed myself of Alex’s services to purchase a home in San Francisco. Needless to say, I’m a repeat client —— and I will continue to be one so long as Alex continues to plug away in the same tireless and dedicated fashion done for me in the past – especially as I’ve watched him grow and refine his service over the past decade.

The usual banal litany of real estate professional superlatives apply. He’s available day or night to take questions / concerns. He’s got his pulse on homes that are off-market and not listed on the MLS so that you can maximize your search breadth. He’s tireless in his pursuit of seller’s agents to ensure you’re “in the game” (SF being a high demand / low supply market) even if your offer on a piece of property isn’t the highest or have the best terms.

However, the one quality that I really value in Alex is his incredibly calm and laid back manner that is closely coupled with his personal motto – “Always be nice.” This pays off for you and for him in spades when things get contentious. Need someone to schmooze the selling agent to clue you in on what the other offers on a piece of property are coming in at? That’s Alex. Need someone to get you in to a property on one hour’s notice to do an mini-inspection after the property is supposedly no longer open to yet more bids? That’s Alex. Need someone to help you gracefully find a way to charm the seller into signing a legal affidavit about the property — AFTER you’ve already signed the sales contract and AFTER you already were supposed to have read all the disclosures? That’s Alex.

Frankly – buying a home is an emotional affair. As much as one wants to be as logical about it as possible, unless your last name is Spock, there will be some drama involved. Alex knows how to make molehills out of mountains – and he will help you get it done.

Jason L.

Congratulations to you Jason, and well done keeping your cool. I greatly appreciate the testimonial and the continued loyalty. Onward!

Thinking of buying or selling in San Francisco? Give me a shout and we’ll get it done.

SOLD | 2139 15th Ave | Inner Parkside | $1,850,000

Another multiple offer situation, another happy buyer thrilled to beat out 10 others for this amazing home at 2139 15th Ave in the Inner Parkside. It’s not easy to win as buyer in the Single Family market in San Francisco, but with the right strategy, right relationships, and right approach your odds increase tremendously.


My clients were lucky enough to win on their first offer, which is reason enough to celebrate.

Congratulations to everyone involved, and thanks to the other agent for a smooth and effortless transaction.

Property Details:
$1,850,000
4 bed
3 bath
1 parking
Remodeled Kitchen
Master Suite
2124 square feet
Hardwood Floors
Fireplace
Designer kitchen
Amazing Views
Decks
Landscaped Yard
Washer & Dryer

From the marketing:

This thoughtfully remodeled home honors the past with carefully preserved vintage details and old world charm throughout. The open arches in the living room, dining room and kitchen are masterfully placed to showcase a wall of west-facing windows and dazzling ocean views. The main level boasts two expansive bedrooms and an oversized hallway bathroom. The walkout deck on the lower level unfolds from a reimagined master suite added with permits in 2012. Similarly, the ensuite guest room on this level offers a quiet and serene retreat. A one car garage with interior access, a laundry vestibule adjacent the master suite, and landscaped front and rear gardens with drought resistant plants complete this remarkable home.

If you, or anyone you know, are looking to buy or sell San Francisco/Bay Area real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

2139 15th Ave Property Detail page

SOLD | 323 Church St. #A | Mission Dolores | $1,525,000

I’m pleased to report the successful off market close of my clients’ amazing condominium in a smooth and effortless transaction. Congratulations to the buyers, and my clients (the sellers). It has been a great deal all around.

Talk about a great location…

Remodeled in 2015 and only lived in by one owner since, this home has softwood floors, high ceilings & period details.

The light & airy living room has new double-paned windows & a decorative fireplace. The remodeled kitchen features Carrera marble counters, wood floors, stainless appliances, including a Bertazzoni Gas range & stackable washer & dryer. It has a lovely, separate dining area with soaring windows viewing lush greenery and open space. The kitchen leads onto a back staircase with easy access to the garden.

This flat features two lovely bedrooms and a home office/den. The tiled bathroom has a shower over bathtub & vanity. The lush common garden is perfect for entertaining. Deeded 1 car parking w/ additional storage. Walk score 98. 1 block to tech buses, shopping, MUNI & restaurants. Walk to Dolores Park, Valencia Corridor & Castro.

Property Details:
$1,525,000
NOT ON MLS
Victorian Flat
2 bedroom
1 bath
Den/Office
Soft & Hardwood floors
High Ceilings
Decorative Fireplace
Designer Lighting
Period Details
Double Paned Windows
Bertazzoni Range
Carrera Marble Countertops
Washer & Dryer
Parking
Shared Yard
Storage
A+++ Location

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

Happy Holidays From Me To You!

I hope you all have a great Holiday and Happy New Year. I’m checking out of the blog for the remainder of 2016. Enjoy your time with family. Eat a bunch. Ski. Surf. Sit on the beach. Laugh. Be chill. Pray for Snow.

I leave you with a picture of my bad ass 75 year old dad cutting and hauling (make-shift straps mind you) a Christmas tree last week by way of Cross Country Skis and handsaws.

Happy Holidays

Is Facebook watching me! Look what just showed up on my feed…my very own boys cutting and hauling teamwork style back in 2012.

gromsgrabtree2012

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy New Year!

Get after it! No Excuses.

Track the market while I’m on radio silence right here [the Goods]

Let’s be Friends [Facebook]

SOLD | 956 Elizabeth St. | Noe Valley | San Francisco

Congratulations to my clients that recently purchased this amazing single family view home in prime Noe Valley at 956 Elizabeth St. With vultures circling, we were able to beat the competition by submitting a pre-emptive offer at a price acceptable to the seller, avoid any frenzied bidding wars, and get it to stick…which it did.

Time For An Intermission

Like Warren Miller always says, “Now it’s time for one of these…Intermission”. In my case, an intermission from blogging. Back to normal programming in early 2016.

This site will also be undergoing a redesign, so if you happen to land here when it looks totally weird, and possibly not working properly, please be patient, and check back later. Or contact me.

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope your holidays are going great. Here is to much success, fun, good vibes, and great times in 2016.

If you need help buying or selling Bay Area real estate, please contact me, and I’ll be in touch asap.

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:

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: