Buying Or Selling I Got Your Back…Another Great Testimonial

Just got this in from my clients I helped sell 754 18th Ave and buy 2139 15th Ave:

Alex helped us sell our home and buy a new home, both in San Francisco in 2017. Alex understands the market very well and brought a skilled team of stagers, painters and handymen to prepare our home for sale and make it look great. They’re a good group to work with, they all know what sells in the current market and got our place ready and looking great in quick time. Alex’s sales and marketing skills are one of his strengths.

The sale price of our home exceeded our expectations and set a new high for the neighborhood. On the buy side, once we found a home we wanted, Alex was a tiger in pushing our bid forward against multiple competitive offers. It helped that Alex had a prior working relationship with the seller’s Realtor. After some negotiation, our bid was accepted and we’re very happy in our new home. Thanks to Alex.

In both buy and sell transactions, Alex stayed closely involved throughout and handled any bumps. You can trust Alex to take care of your buying or selling of your home.

p.s. we’re very happy with our new home, love the views, garden, great location and neighborhood…thank you!
Cheers
Denis and Mercy

Congratulations to the both of you, and thank you for the great testimonial.

754 18th Ave, Central Richmond [theFrontSteps]
2139 15th Ave, Inner Parkside [theFrontSteps]

“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.

“A Rare Brand Of Human”

Before I get to posting this amazing off market property I just listed on Church Street in the heart of the City (Mission Dolores), I couldn’t help but share this recent testimonial:

Alex is a rare brand of human. Not only did he manage to snag us the deal of the year on our gorgeous Parkside Craftsman dream home…12 hours after it hit the market – in a gnarly red triangle of overbidding and subsequent discouragement, but he advised (and sometimes consoled) us throughout the whole home search process. He paid attention to what we were looking for, and even checked our home out personally, so we could make a quick offer (sight unseen!) while we were out of town. In a competitive market like San Francisco, everyday normal people need an edge to compete, and a knowledgeable and talented Realtor is an absolute necessity. That dude’s name is Alexander Clark. Typically a realtor is in your life for a moment and has an objective, but you’ll want to surf Ocean Beach and hit the mountains long after you close with this awesome and solid human being.

Thank you Alex!!

You guys are very welcome. I’m super happy for you. Thanks for sticking it out, and thanks for playing the game. You played it well, and definitely won.

Full Disclosure: That picture is not me. It is my son ripping!

Kind Words From Some Incredibly Kind Clients

Just like we snuck a very sweet off market deal at 2117 Larkin under your radar, so too did my clients sneak a nice little testimonial for me on my biz Yelp page:

Alex has represented our family in three deals in purchasing and selling property in San Francisco.
All has gone flawlessly. He is very communicative, timely, thorough and we always felt that he was looking out for our best interests. We would highly recommend him to help you on either end of a real estate transaction.

Thank you guys for the great testimonial and incredible teamwork, patience, and persistence to get through to the finish line.

Aprés beers at the base of the mountain are on me…now that it’s snowing again!

To see more testimonials, check theFrontSteps’ testimonial page.

Kind Words And A Bottle Of High West

…does it get much better?
Testimonial

Dear Alex,
Thank you so much for all of your help and expertise through this crazy process. You stuck with us through all sorts of weirdness, all the while staying positive, confident, and encouraging, but also realistic. And even though we were probably small potatoes for you in the grand scheme of things, we always felt like a priority. We recommend you to everyone we know. :-)

Thanks again,
Amanda, Mike, & Haven

Congratulations to you guys, and wow what a process! Thank you for the wonderful bottle of Double Rye, and this great confidence booster. Onward to Oregon!


Curious what other clients had to say? Have a look at some more testimonials.

Happy Clients Send Happy Note

My wonderful clients just sent this awesome testimonial, so obviously I have to share it with all of you:

When my wife and I moved to San Francisco from the East Coast with our newborn, we quickly realized that navigating the beast of a real estate market in SF required a unique kind of agent. Luckily we found Alex.

We spent 5 months looking for a home with Alex. In the process, he guided us thru 12 bids, all the typical multi-offer, SF auction-style, which can be anxiety provoking to say the least. “Are we bidding too much? Are we not bidding enough?!” Alex kept us grounded on this emotional roller coaster! We were able to tap into his unique market knowledge to navigate these conversations about how much to offer. Alex put us in touch with experts to discuss potential renovation projects on unloved properties. We picked his brain about every single micro-neighborhood in the city, talked single family vs condo and which side of the street to buy on in the Richmond if you like a sunny back yard. He is a wealth of knowledge to say the least.

When we found a property that we loved, but were unsure about a few things that came up in the inspection, Alex’s connections came to the rescue. Alex had the personal cell phone number of the inspector who had done the report and was able to put us in touch. This conversation gave my wife and I the reassurance that we needed to bid aggressively and got us our home. Without Alex this would not have happened. We highly recommend working with Alex to find your home in this amazing city!

Dan, Hanni, Hazel and Brizzy

If you’re kicking the tires with a few agents and just don’t know who to pick, have a look at some more testimonials that might help you come to your senses.

SOLD | $2,257,000 | 1793 Sanchez, Noe Valley / Glen Park Victorian

I’m pleased to say, I have successfully represented the sellers in the sale of their wonderful property at 1793 Sanchez. In the end the road was a little longer than we expected, but we got there. Congratulations to my clients, and the buyers who are incredibly thrilled they were able to beat out seven others to get the keys.

My clients were also kind enough to share a testimonial:

We had an outstanding experience with Alex Clark listing and selling our Noe Valley / Glen Park Victorian. He is highly knowledgable, extremely patient and most importantly endowed with great instincts about how to handle the complex and challenging real estate market of San Francisco. I would recommend him without hesitation.

You can find the property detail page for the home right here. Listed for $1,795,000, sold for $2,257,000, 1793 Sanchez is a large Single Family with Garden Apartment.

Onward!

A little bit more About Me
Some of my Recent Transactions
Some Testimonials

Testimonial | “Alex Killed It On Both Deals”

It is so nice to make people happy. That’s the best part of what I do, and getting an amazing pat on the back from my clients is icing on the cake. I grabbed this from my client’s Facebook post to all of their friends in order to share it with you:

Many of you know that Linda and I recently sold 1487 Chestnut and bought [XXXX] Chestnut. What you probably don’t know about is the guy who made it happen for us: Alexander Clark
Alex killed it on both deals. He knew exactly how to market 1487 and held our hands while we dealt with the stress of moving out, staging the place, showing it, taking offers, and dealing with the buyer. In the end we got about 25% more than we expected, giving us the opportunity to reach a lot higher for our next place.
On the flipside, Alex was incredibly patient while we waited for the right opportunity to buy (we can be a bit picky…). He never pushed us to look outside of our preferred neighborhoods even though inventory was nonexistent, and even when a few less-than-perfect places came along he didn’t lobby for bids. Ironically, by not gunning for the quick sale, that’s exactly what he ended up getting – we won the first place we went for!
So if you’re thinking about doing a real estate deal in San Francisco [insert joke about market here], Alex is your man. Check out his work on theFrontSteps.com and ping me if you want an intro.

Thank you both so much for your business, loyalty, and patience. You guys rock and I’m incredibly happy for the both of you. Keep counting those ships sailing by…

Recent Transactions [theFrontSteps – Alexander Clark]
More Testimonials [theFrontSteps – Alexander Clark]

I Will “Deal Honestly With Everyone” | Testimonial

Having Alex sell our house was a great decision. I loved how knowledgeable he was about the market and the city in general. I’m a numbers girl and Alex knows them, I love The Goods and the tally up of overbids on the blog, really shows his attention to detail.
I have to admit I am a tough client as I fancy myself an arm chair real estate expert, but Alex exceeded my expectations. I don’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know looking to buy and sell in the Bay Area. I always know he is going to bring his vast knowledge to the table and deal honestly with everyone involved.
-Melissa

Muchas Gracias! Was a pleasure to help.