SOLD | 9 Offers | 9 Days | 1742 28th Ave | Sunset


Happy to report the successful sale of this home in the Sunset. We do things differently (many would say better) at theFrontSteps, and what we did here is no exception. How we did it: 1 blog post; 1 webpage; 5 open houses; 250+ people thru the door; 500+ visits to the property webpage; 9 days … Continue reading SOLD | 9 Offers | 9 Days | 1742 28th Ave | Sunset

Sunset House Gets Over $1500 per Square Foot


Ridiculously low pricing aside, this week’s Maximum Overbid goes to 1938 35th Ave, a Sunset District home listed for $895,000 and sold for $1,238,000. Forget about the overbid, because that’s not an indication of anything in this situation except low asking price, but have a look at the sales price per square foot – $1547. … Continue reading Sunset House Gets Over $1500 per Square Foot

Ernest Born Oceanfront Mid-Century Beach House On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach For Sale


Perhaps one of the most appealing properties on all of the Great Highway, famed Mid-Century modernist Ernest Born’s beach house designed and built in 1949, and its sleek conjoined (by glass bridge) Aidlin-Darling designed ocean-view master suite and tower addition added in 2006 are for sale…and we have your first look inside. Located at 2020 … Continue reading Ernest Born Oceanfront Mid-Century Beach House On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach For Sale

$1,150,000 Ocean Views On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach


I have officially wrapped up another Ocean View (Ocean Beach) listing, in which we knocked it out of the park for sure. Congratulations to my friend/client on the successful sale of this wonderful top floor condo where the city ends and the great Pacific Ocean begins. Multiple offers were received, but there can always only … Continue reading $1,150,000 Ocean Views On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

From $899,000 To $1,400,000 | Holy (160) Santa Marina!


Would you look at that…the #1 Overbid of the week is not a fixer! It’s a been a while for that, but we’re pleased to report the market is strong…very strong for any reasonably good property in any reasonably good neighborhood of San Francisco, which is pretty much everywhere now. This property (160 Santa Marina) … Continue reading From $899,000 To $1,400,000 | Holy (160) Santa Marina!

San Francisco Takes Top Honors On Trulia’s Best Neighborhoods List


Living well means something different to everyone.  For some of us, it means indulging in all the luxuries life offers, and to others it means living a healthy, active  lifestyle. Luckily, and why we live here, San Francisco offers both. Recently the folks over at Trulia shared their perspectives on living well in this Best Neighborhoods post, which coincided with … Continue reading San Francisco Takes Top Honors On Trulia’s Best Neighborhoods List

Maximum Overbid Of The Week | Welcome To The Mission | Kitchen & Bath Not Included


From the Outer Richmond last week, to the heart of the Sunset this week, the Western edge of San Francisco continues to take top honors on the Overbid list. Perhaps a little less baffling than last week’s, and also a case of clearly underpricing a property, this little gem at 2724 Ortega just fetched nearly … Continue reading Maximum Overbid Of The Week | Welcome To The Mission | Kitchen & Bath Not Included

Maximum Overbid Of the Week | Avenues Getting In the Game


If you price it low enough, like silly low, you can always claim “Sold for $400,000 over asking!” Neighbors, check your mailboxes and get ready for the postcards to arrive any day for this property that sold right along the lines of recent comparable sales. This week’s winner of the top spot on the Maximum … Continue reading Maximum Overbid Of the Week | Avenues Getting In the Game

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

San Francisco Real Estate Third Quarter Report


San Francisco House & Condo Values Which Neighborhoods Dominate Home Sales? Who Is Buying the City’s Luxury Condos and Why? September saw the largest surge of new listings coming on market in the past 2 years, which led to a big jump in deal-making, but data on transactions negotiated in September won’t be available until … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Third Quarter Report

It’s A Good Time To Sell


San Francisco Homes Selling Faster as Inventory Drops With potential home sellers feeling that the market is on the upswing and that housing prices will soon appreciate, many of them have elected to hold off listing their homes, resulting in a citywide inventory shortage. At the same time, potential home buyers fearing higher prices are … Continue reading It’s A Good Time To Sell

Client Testimonials From Way Back


Bear with me while I reorganize my testimonials into individual posts. These are a few put together from way back. *Alex was very easy to work with. He was straightforward, gave good advice about how the condominium should look when it was being shown, and managed the negotiations with the buyer perfectly. I always felt … Continue reading Client Testimonials From Way Back

A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis


Hello out there, theFrontStep Readers! You may (or just as likely, may not) know my name from my blogs for Redfin. I’ve kindly been invited to write also for theFrontSteps, so here I am, on the steps, with my first blog. So here’s the setting: last night, 2:00am, sultry night, people walking up from the … Continue reading A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis