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Reduction Redux, in which I pick up the Gauntlet

When I posted Reduction Ad Nauseum,  I really just wanted a read on how the educated real estate populace explains and/or reacts to listings that have suffered not one, not two, but three or more price cuts. Still, one commenter Noe Guy said: “Interesting observations but I wouldn’t put too much stock in them. First, you      […]

“That dog should be taco”

You’re probably wondering what the hell that quote has to do with San Francisco real estate. In this case, a lot. I’ll try to be as simple as possible. If you own a unit in a condominium and happen to pass by when potential buyers are milling around enjoying the garden setting in the common […]

New Realtor “tactics”, a dog, a quote, and no contact...

From a reader: Hi guys, Have you seen this listing? www.1445cole.com I live a block away, and got a little invitation in my mailbox for a “private viewing” complete with wine and snacks, [five days ago]. I couldn’t go, so I haven’t seen the property, but I thought this was definitely a new tactic–esp. in […]

We talked fast cars, now we’re talking VB, who’s list...

Back in November, we advised Luxury High Rise Condo/hotel developers… to take note about a new car club in town and apparently One Rincon Hill did, with the addition of DRIV into their “One Club”. “Your One Rincon Membership grants you 75 points and 900 miles (up to 11 reservation days) which are debited for […]

Granite is out, CaesarStone is in…music to our ears!

We’ve been waiting for some proof in writing to support not only the trend we’ve been seeing in new home construction, but also an argument to hold up against clients’ wishes to install granite countertops. Yes, some granite is still good, but better is something like CeasarStone, and Alan Mark, of the Mark Company provides […]


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