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.

Agents & Sellers Beware: Fake Buyers in San Francisco

From one of our colleagues in the industry,
“Just FYI, I was notified today by another agent who ran into a family of fake buyers.

Here’s more info about the fake buyers:

They use the name Anna Harrison, phone number 415-200-5532. Jason Torres is the partner and there is an older gentleman claiming to be the dad of Jason. There is no account at Chase and they have no record of them.

This happened to another agent in the city. Motivation is unclear, other than tie up properties then walk.”

These folks aren’t the first, Michael Lecht might just be using another name…keep your game face on.

Real Estate Agents, Sellers, And Investors Beware of Fake Buyer, Michael Lecht [theFrontSteps]

1177 California, Gramercy Towers Pool

SOLD | 1177 California #1024, Nob Hill, San Francisco

I’m pleased to announce the successful off market purchase of an awesome unit at Gramercy Towers in San Francisco’s one and only Nob Hill district. My clients got word of this new listing, called me up, and we snagged it before it had a chance to go to MLS. They are thrilled, seller is happy, all is good.

Two bedrooms, two baths, remodeled, views, and great layout. Sales price $1,650,000.

Tired of getting beat out by multiple buyers…you gotta get somebody like me on your side. I have great relations with the majority of San Francisco realtors, I’m a member of the Top Agent Network, and I have my finger on the off market pulse, although my clients sniffed this one out…but that’s what it takes! Teamwork.

Representing buyers and sellers of amazing and unique property is what I do. This property is no exception.

Contact me, I’ll help you out.

Alexander Clark
Paragon Real Estate Group
theFrontsteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351

88 King St

SOLD: 88 King St., South Beach, San Francisco

Working for sellers and working for buyers…that’s what I do.

I have a great client that I showed all kinds of different properties to in all parts of the city. Turns out, he really liked South Beach and all it has to offer (proximity to water, Giants games, restaurants, vibrancy, downtown, etc.), but we just couldn’t find the right unit in the dream building (88 King St)…so I did a little digging (Some call it “bird-doggin'”) and we SCORED!

He just closed on a big 2+ bed, 2 bath, corner unit in this awesome property that has arguably the best outdoor pool and common area in the city, and we did it all off market. No competition, no stressful overbids, just a buyer and seller agreeing on ideal price and terms (lots of terms actually) and that was that.

Congratulations amigo! I’m looking forward to hanging on your balcony when the Giants get back into the swing of things (all puns intended).

Recent Transactions [theFrontSteps]
South Beach, San Francisco [theFrontSteps]
Alexander Clark as listing agent [theFrontSteps]
Buyers…this is for you [theFrontSteps]

theFrontSteps.com

Check Out My New Logo!

In case you haven’t seen it already, I’m pleased to introduce my new logo that you’ll start to see around the internets and on the streets of San Francisco.

This is by far the coolest thing to come out of San Francisco Real Estate in at least 12 years, and I’m proud to show my San Francisco colors. Oh wait, I need a rainbow one too. :-)

What Your Realtor Should Really Be Sending You…The Goods

I am pleased to announce the launch, and early adoption by Paragon Real Estate Group, of the newest addition to the San Francisco real estate scene “The Goods“, real estate marketing made simple.

The goal of this new offering is to make it easy for real estate agents in the San Francisco/Bay Area to provide their clients with what they need, and should expect, from their agent…time sensitive, factual, market data that pertains to the area in which their property is located, or the area where they would like to be. We’d like to put an end to unnecessary print marketing (think of the trees!), stop the sending of mugshot branded magnets, notepads, Zagat Guides, coffee mugs, and all the other crap clients don’t need, or necessarily want from their real estate agent. Keep in front of your clients with valuable real-time market data they can use.

The Goods will provide your company with a new link every two weeks to newly listed, as well as recently sold property data your clients can browse by location, property type, price, beds, baths and DOM. You can include the link in your marketing pieces, and also receive a raw html snippet/preview of the data to include in your marketing, inviting your clients to click through and track sales in their area.

Paragon Real Estate Group is the first to adopt and use this great new product for their agents’ clients, and positive feedback is already rolling in.

The Goods is a terrific tool for our agents to deliver to our clients: It’s fast and easy to use and it provides our clients with extremely timely and valuable information about new listings and what’s selling in the market, which is at the top of the list of resources our clients want most from us. -Patrick Carlisle, Chief Marketing Analyst, Director of Business Development, Paragon Real Estate Group

Here is a sample of how Paragon incorporates it into their marketing. You’ll notice they call it “Market Watch”. You can call it whatever you like.
ParagonMarketWatch

In this age of Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and the countless apps hitting the market which afford your clients the luxury of tracking the market without your help, you can’t afford to let this opportunity slip you by. Brokers of every company in the Bay Area should be jumping on this offering, as simply put…it’s a no-brainer.

For more information about The Goods, visit www.theGoods-SF.com.

Writers, Photographers, Videographers…We Want Your Stuff!

Is this your turf?
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[Image Source: Ork Posters]

Do you love this city as much as we do? Do you have something to say about it? Something to share, but simply don’t have the audience to get your voice heard? Do you love taking pictures of this wonderful city, it’s people, places, and happenings? Do you have mad video skills and want to share what you’ve created? Do you think you’re the sh*t when it comes to what is new and hip in San Francisco, and want to prove it? Do you fancy yourself a writer? Do you like interviewing your neighbors or random people on the street? If so, we want you, your words, your photos, your videos, your San Francisco. Because it’s really not about us. Never has been, never will be, and we have the audience for your voice to be heard.

Although we have long been a blog focused entirely on San Francisco real estate, we’d like to change that. Change is good. Change makes you think. Change makes us who we are. Change makes cool things happen. We need your help and are happy to help you in return.

If you’re interested in sharing what you do publicly, have an interest in being part of something new, want to contribute to a larger community dedicated to bringing all good (and bad) things San Francisco has to offer, please contact us as soon as you can. You can email theFrontSteps@gmail.com, or contact me, Alex Clark (the editor) via phone or text anytime: 415-254-5351. I’ll be happy to share the “vision” of what theFrontSteps can become, and happy to discuss compensation, commitment, and timing.

Good things come to those who don’t wait…so don’t wait! Let’s do this.