NOPA Is Calling You!

Another amazing off market opportunity for my dear readers…not going on MLS for a few weeks, but definitely available for immediate purchase and viewing.

Like some of my other listings at the moment, this is off market, so we don’t have pictures to share. You gotta see it in person.

Property Details:
215 Cole St
Condominium
Price: $TBD, but likely around $1.5ish
3 bedroom
2 bath
Master Suite w/ built in closets and en suite bath
Hickory Wood Floors
Open Living/Dining/Kitchen area
Bay Windows
Bar Counter with Seating
High Ceilings
Gas Fireplace
1 car parking
Storage
Shared Yard

Great Location close to NOPA, Haight, GG Park, USF, Koret Center, Whole Foods, De Young Museum, and easy commute to N,S,E and W locations

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 Cole Valley Victorian Single Family Home

I have the home you have sought for so long. We will not be going to MLS anytime soon, so consider yourself lucky you found yourself on theFrontSteps. Since this is a totally off market and “pocket” listing, we have no pictures to share. Get yourself in for a look, it’s as simple as that.

Property Details:
715 Cole St.
Price: TBD, but definitely more than $2.5M
3 bed, 1 bath upstairs
Gigantic Master Bedroom
Fireplace in master bedroom
Shower over tub
Separate WC
Radiant heat
Deck / landing off North bedroom
Amazing Wood Floors w/ beautiful detailing
Victorian Details Everywhere
High Ceilings
Fireplace in living room
Formal entry with grand staircase
Bath on main level with shower over tub
Original tile in baths
Formal dining room
Large windows
Natural Light
Newly built downstairs area w radiant heat
Storage
Washer & Dryer
Large kitchen faces west
Stairs/landing off kitchen lead to large landscaped yard designed by Flora Grubb
Fruit trees
Landscape Lighting
Drip System
2 car parking
Updated foundation
Fully detached on both sides

It’s definitely as nice as it sounds.

Shown by appointment only.

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.

27 Alta Mar | Outer Richmond / Sutro Heights | $1,595,000 | Not On MLS

I wanted all of my readers to know about this amazing off market opportunity I just listed in the Outer Richmond / Sutro Heights area of San Francisco. If you, or anyone you know, are looking for an awesome Ocean View home in an epic location, please contact me and let me know if you (they) would like to attend a “quiet” off market “open house” on MONDAY May 14th from 5-6pm. You MUST RSVP.

Property details:

Amazing Ocean View Home in great location:

27 Alta Mar
$1,595,000
Stone’s throw from Lands end, Sutro Baths/Park, par 5 from Lincoln Golf Course.
3 bedroom
2.5 bathroom
Approx 2300 sqft (per seller)
Hardwood Floors
Fireplace
1 car parking
Formal Living Room
2 bedrooms upstairs
1 bedroom and great room downstairs and partial kitchen

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 | Victorian Single Family in Cole Valley / Haight Ashbury | $2,250,000 Off Market

This wonderful late / early century Victorian home has all the right bones in all the right places, including a grand entryway / staircase, wood floors, fireplace, high ceilings, large garage, 4 bedrooms, yard, and potential, potential, potential.

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

Exquisite Modern View Home in Ashbury Heights – Not On MLS

This is one for the ages. Situated on the tippy-top of Ashbury Heights on Upper Terrace, this home is amazing (especially the 1 bed apartment on the top floor that will make any view aficionado envious), it’s high end modern luxury to the 9’s, the views are tremendous (Fog be damned), and you should buy it…off market.

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Priced at $3,800,000, and available for immediate purchase. There are no interior pictures that do it justice, so let’s get you in before it goes to MLS, and you lose out.

Property Details:

This beautiful home has been meticulously remodeled with discriminating attention to detail. The home features an open floor plan and dramatic floor to ceiling windows on each level to enjoy the sweeping views from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mt. Tam.

4 bed plus office (all with views) / 4.5 bath including a fabulous, separate 1 bedroom guest apartment
Custom stucco façade with metal awning
Custom glass and steel front door
Gas Fireplace in living room
Bonelli and Fleetwood windows with automatic shades/window coverings
Folger & Burt Architectural Hardware (door handles and pulls)
Heath Ceramic Tile
Boffi sinks and fixtures
Hickory pecan flooring
Lutron lighting
Custom built-ins
Nest thermostats
Sonos audio system throughout
Terraced and landscaped yard
1 car garage, 1 car parking pad
Approximately 2747 (per architect)

Contact Alexander Clark, KW Luxury Homes International for private showing.
415-254-5351

 

listed by Carrie Goodman, Lisa Miller Sotheby’s

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

Sold | Off Market In Cole Valley – 1242 Cole

giants_world_series Giants win the World Series, yet again, it’s Halloween, and my clients just stole this amazing condominium in the heart center of Cole Valley! The essence of what we just witnessed in the World Series is not much different from the Real Estate game in San Francisco. It takes a great team, strategy, timing, focus, and of course a little luck to win. I’m happy to say all the elements came together for my buyers and we knocked this purchase out of the park on the first pitch. My clients knew it was a great opportunity, took my advice, didn’t hesitate, and scored! Congratulations Elizabeth and Andrew. Ya done good.

Not only is October great for baseball, Halloween, and our Indian Summers, but this October has been my most memorable month of this year. With 6 deals closing this month, this one in Cole Valley was the icing on the cake. I have another deal in contract in Cole Valley, and know of a couple great listings off market and coming soon, so don’t be a stranger if you’re looking in Cole Valley for a home.

This score proves that there are opportunities out there without overpaying, but you have to be aggressive and know where to look.

An average condominium in Cole Valley sells for $941 per square foot, according to my third quarter report, and we grabbed this sweet 3-bedroom, 1 bath home with parking, yard, amazing period details, an awesome kitchen, some rugs, and some great furniture at $886 per square foot before it hit the market at $1,300,000.

For you buyers out there, it’s a crazy market, but don’t get discouraged. You can win.

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

Happy Halloween! Giants Baby! Pray for Snow!

Hey Buyers! Turns Out There’s More Inventory Than You Thought

Have a look at what hit our email in the past couple months, and the companies heavily marketing “pocket listings”, “off market” property, or “not on MLS” opportunities.

You, the buyer, would probably like to know about these opportunities, wouldn’t you? Well…you can’t. Not until these brokerages wake up and join the year 2013, move beyond “private” or internal email as the method of choice for delivering these opportunities, look to social networks for some guidance as to where the buying (and selling) public lives, and get with the program!

Pacific Union, McGuire, Zephyr, Paragon, TRI Coldwell Banker, Vanguard, Sotheby’s, the list goes on and on…you ALL have pocket listings, and you’re all marketing them “privately”, so let’s make an effort to encourage each other to participate in an alternative marketplace to bring these opportunities to your fellow agents and the public, rather than continuing to shove this growing marketplace under the massive bureaucratic rug that is our National, State, and Local Association of Realtors. And for heaven’s sake, quit throwing your colleagues (Climb Real Estate) under the bus for taking a step in the right direction! (You know who you are.) It’s high time an alternative to the MLS takes shape, and the opportunity is right here and now.

[The same properties shown above, with links to the site:]
Dominican Estate [Decker Bullock/Sothebys]
53 Clifford Terrace [Vanguard]
1299 Bush Street [Vanguard]
219 Brannan [Vanguard]
524 Roosevelt [Vanguard]
2876 25th Ave [Vanguard]
466 Hill [Vanguard]
2509 Polk [McGuire]
855 Folsom [McGuire]
2094 Bush [McGuire]
66 Parker [McGuire]
2200 Pacific [McGuire]
171 Caznea [McGuire]
615 Buena Vista West [Sotheby’s]
2245 Francisco [Sotheby’s]
29 Oak Springs [Sotheby’s]
26 Sanford Lane [Pacific Union]
1200 Laguna [Zephyr]
1278 Stanyan [Zephyr]
50 Lansing [Zephyr]
Nob Hill Secret address [TRI Coldwell Banker]
2325 Divisadero [TRI Coldwell Banker]
2220 Sacramento [TRI Coldwell Banker]
465 10th St [TRI Coldwell Banker]
6 Emlin, Kentfield [TRI Coldwell Banker]
595 12th Ave [TRI Coldwell Banker]
850 Powell [TRI Coldwell Banker]
287 Mangels [Barbegelata]

[Editor’s Note: Some of these properties were placed on PocketListings.net, and others have since hit MLS and are now sold, but they did land in our email a very short time ago. You can expect some of these links to be killed by day’s end, due to panicking brokerages.
Finally, if you’d like to be alerted when these opportunities hit our inbox, drop us a line, and we’ll figure out a way to get them to you.]

PocketListings.net: How To Tutorial [blog.pocketlistings.net]
Climb Real Estate, PocketListings.net Join To Bring You More Buying And Selling Opportunity [theFrontSteps]
It’s not listed, but it’s definitely for sale [New York Times]
Remaking Real Estate, Again [SF Gate]

Buying A Home In San Francisco – Step 2: Get New Listings Fed To You Automatically

Yesterday, we educated you on the first and most important step in the San Francisco home buying process, so today we’re moving on…

Step 2 – Get New Listings Fed To You Automatically (via Email or Text)

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Our market moves fast, and so must you. You might have thought the next step would be to contact a Realtor. You can certainly do this now, but it’s not necessary. You can preview all the property you want yourself, right here online, and very soon we’ll show you just how easy it is to get dialed in to seeing these homes on your own.

So how do you get these new listings “fed” to you?
a. Get dialed into MLS. Contact us with your criteria (desired # of beds, baths, parking spaces, size, price, location, and your email) and we can set you up with behind the scenes access to what we call our “Client Portal”. You’ll receive new listings to your inbox the second they hit MLS, you can save, reject, and track what properties are selling for (very important), and you can request showings from within the application. This way, you’ll also be on our radar for potential off market matches should any pop up.
b. A different variation of the same theme, but without the need to contact anyone. It’s called MyZephyr, and you can get alerts, save, search, and track property from the comfort of your own home. The only downfall to this, is that we have so many people in this system using this tool, we simply do not have time to track your activity (some might consider this a plus), and therefore we probably won’t know who you are should something great pop up “not on MLS”.
c. Browse MLS: Even less intrusive, and way more stealth, MLS is actually there and available to you 24/7. No really…it is.
d. Redfin. Hands down the best way to search property if you’re not searching with one of the tools provided above. It’s a great site, with a ton of great info, and incredibly accurate data. If you don’t choose a. or b. above, use this over option c. It’s better.
e. Trulia, Zillow, or Realtor.com. These three are crap, inaccurate, and not worth your time. The only saving grace is Trulia’s community or “Voices” area. There is some good info to be found there. Zillow Zestimates are awful, and when we’re sipping a Cerveza after we hand you the keys to your house, we’ll make sure the beers are on you if you mention one word about “but the Zestimate said it’s worth this.”

What about all of the “off market” listings that are becoming so popular, and how do you get clued in to them?
a. PocketListings.net: It’s growing, more agents are using it, and you (the buyer) can certainly browse it for “off market” opportunities. You can follow PocketListings on Twitter for instant notification of new listings, and you can even have your “buyer need” added to it…but for that you’ll need a Realtor.
b. A Realtor: At this stage, there is no way around it, and it’s the very reason Pocket Listings are growing in popularity…Realtors are taking back the control of their listings, and they’re doing this to keep themselves relevant. Listing aggregators like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Realtor.com don’t always portray the most accurate data, agent contact info, pictures, and local information. The system needs to change, and Realtors are taking it back. And guess what? A human is actually a really useful tool in the home searching process and if you find the right one, said human can provide a wealth of accurate and opinionated information. If you want off market opportunities, and want to truly feel like you’re getting in the loop of what most people aren’t, you need a Realtor. If you want to just browse MLS, PocketListings.net, and go at your own pace, you can still get by without contacting one.

So now you’ve proven to all involved you have the money, you’re getting listings fed to you from all angles, and you’re ready to take the next step…Check back tomorrow, and we’ll let you know what to do.