Some Epic San Francisco Homes Still Without Buyers


As you know, I put a lot of attention on the Overbids, as they are truly jaw dropping and it’s amazing they just keep happening all over the City for the better part of a decade. But something that often goes under the radar is a little something I used to call Stalefish, but now … Continue reading Some Epic San Francisco Homes Still Without Buyers

Real Estate Porn For The People…


Who came down with a heavy case of the Mondays…and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays? I did. Right here. I know you all want the great real estate porn that got you on this site in the first place, but I’ve been busy, so I figured I’d make your life, and my life, easier…here you … Continue reading Real Estate Porn For The People…

BOM | 1972 11th Ave | Golden Gate Heights Mid Century Returns


BACK ON MARKET! If you missed it before it went poof…you’re in luck. Buyer got cold feet, and decided somebody like you would like the home better. Don’t miss your chance. 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 … Continue reading BOM | 1972 11th Ave | Golden Gate Heights Mid Century Returns

Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes


There is a little something in our market, of which many buyers are not aware, and many agents overlook. I have long referred to them as “Stalefish“, but others refer to them as “buying opportunity” or “still available property”, or what we named (on theGoods) as the “30+ Club”. What are these, you ask? They … Continue reading Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

Tenth Avenue Opulence For $277,000 Less. Who Wants To Has It?


[Editor’s Note: It is recommended you watch the video first.] There is a lot to love about this listing at 261 10th Ave, especially “savings the money”, but I’m not quite sure what’s to love more: Is it the insanely awesome gold coverlet accented by leopard print throw pillows and zebra print chair? Is it … Continue reading Tenth Avenue Opulence For $277,000 Less. Who Wants To Has It?

You Changed Your DOM But Were Never BOM, 4148 23rd St Returns


You know that feeling you get when you meet someone and you just know you’ve seen them before, but you just can’t figure out where? Well, fortunately for us folks in the biz of real estate, we have this little feature called “property history” that is becoming all too necessary to check religiously. As it … Continue reading You Changed Your DOM But Were Never BOM, 4148 23rd St Returns

Dropping BOMs


Back in the day (two to three years ago) if you dropped a BOM on your listing, it didn’t really matter as there were usually a handful more buyers ready to pounce. These days…not as many, and by all accounts we’re definitely seeing an increase is BOMs across all price points and property types. Today … Continue reading Dropping BOMs

St. Regis, 188 Minna #33D, Back on Market!


So you heard me complain, and cry, and moan that my clients missed out on unit 33D at the St. Regis. Well, now it’s back on the market, still $3,695,000, still spectacular, and still available. The buyer, which just so happened to be represented by the seller’s agent as well, has walked (the wife claiming … Continue reading St. Regis, 188 Minna #33D, Back on Market!

Isolated Panic amongst some San Francisco Realtors, or something larger?


Recently, we’ve been contacted by more than a dozen Realtors asking if we could “plug” their listings. Typically, this is not something we do as it defeats the purpose, honesty, and transparency of this blog, but we got to thinking…why not? We could make a little $$ from it, and help get the word out … Continue reading Isolated Panic amongst some San Francisco Realtors, or something larger?

Reduce and Sell, Reduce and Sell (411 Banks in Bernal)


Even if the market has cooled, and properties are seeing price reductions, they are still selling. There is a technique to employ that usually leads to the same outcome: Reduce, and Sell, and we might add, don’t panic. Case in point, 411 Banks, a two bed, one bath, 1600 square foot single family home in … Continue reading Reduce and Sell, Reduce and Sell (411 Banks in Bernal)

Fixer Facing Foreclosure: an Update (455 Vernon)


Price then for this lovely home in Merced Heights, $695,000. We were told recently they just had a “$125,000 price reduction to $600,000”, (We’re assuming that math is from an “original price”.) So there you have it, 455 Vernon is now $600,000. We still have dibs on that truck. –Fixer Facing Foreclosure: Move Fast! [theFrontSteps] … Continue reading Fixer Facing Foreclosure: an Update (455 Vernon)

6 units in Alamo Square: an update


Not too long ago we reported on some properties that were near and dear to our wallets, literally. True to our word, we report the good, the bad and the ugly. So we again, bring a sad story on what can happen in this market. The property is 869-879 Grove, a 6-unit building in the … Continue reading 6 units in Alamo Square: an update

What happened? Redfin got it (1826 Filbert)


Make no mistake, we love busting the chops of other companies out there, but that doesn’t mean we’re wrong or right, and they’re bad or good. It just means we like putting things out there that we, and hopefully you, might find interesting. So far, we’ve been pretty successful. So a reader asks: Just curious … Continue reading What happened? Redfin got it (1826 Filbert)

We’re going to Paris! But you need to buy first


Seems as we’re on the receiving end of just about every promo out there, and some are just too good to pass up. “It’s simple – write and close the most contracts at The Potrero between November 9th and December 31st 2007 and you could be on your way to Paris.” (You meaning us, the … Continue reading We’re going to Paris! But you need to buy first

Noe Valley wins, Pacific Heights loses … BIG!


Way back when on July 3rd one of our readers, “Eddy”, sent in a post pitting two districts against each other titled “A tale of two districts”. We showcased two properties: 689 Douglass, which absolutely flew off the shelf, and ultimately sold for $2,050,000 from the $1,895,000 asking price (Close of escrow was 8/15/07). The … Continue reading Noe Valley wins, Pacific Heights loses … BIG!