San Francisco Real Estate with COVID-19


Before I get to it, I truly hope that you and your loved ones are safe, and I very much hope you are all practicing Social Distancing, including NOT inviting friends over for cocktails, dinner, lunch, etc. Don’t be this guy. Save it for later. With that said Wow! what a couple of weeks, eh? … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate with COVID-19

Richmond / Sunset Districts Real Estate Report


The Richmond and Sunset Districts of San Francisco continue to shine in the world of real estate. Multiple offers, and heaps of buyers out there being the norm. It’s no surprise, it’s a wonderful place to live! We went ahead and broke down the activity for both the Richmond and Sunset (includes what is also … Continue reading Richmond / Sunset Districts Real Estate Report

It’s Always The Fixers That Win | Plus Crystal Ball Forecast


It’s true, in San Francisco the craziest overbids most often go to the fixers. Why? Not because these homes are any better than most, simply because they are typically priced much lower than their peers, and that attracts contractors, developers, and dreamers alike who ultimately drive the price way over asking, but not necessarily into … Continue reading It’s Always The Fixers That Win | Plus Crystal Ball Forecast

“Alex made selling our house very smooth…”


Surprisingly, the devil algorithm at Yelp did not hide this wonderful testimonial from some great clients who I just helped sell their home. So I thought I’d share it with all of you here. We decided to relocate out of state after living in our house for nearly 30 years; a huge decision for us … Continue reading “Alex made selling our house very smooth…”

Richmond / Sunset Real Estate Market Snapshot Is Here


If you live in this area, or aspire to, following us for this information will make you wiser, stronger, better looking, and better suited for life in the Avenues. Or it’ll just help you understand what’s going on in the real estate market. ;-) Before we get to the detailed information about what is available, … Continue reading Richmond / Sunset Real Estate Market Snapshot Is Here

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

A Tale of Two Sales. A 1031 Exchange Story.


We often get clients looking to exchange one rental property for another, we call this a 1031 exchange. By definition, well, you can read the full definition here. It basically allows an investor to “defer” paying capital gains taxes on an investment property when it’s sold. There you go. All you really need to know. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Sales. A 1031 Exchange Story.

For Sale | The Ritz-Carlton Residence 1701 | $1,385,000


We’ll be putting this beauty on the market very soon, but as always, our readers get a sneak peek. Welcome to The Ritz-Carlton Residence 1701: sophistication and comfort in a convenient Downtown / Financial District / Union Square location.

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

West Side San Francisco Is Hot | Top 10 Overbids


It’s that time…Super Bowl! Will the 49ers pull it off? We think so. But before you get to that, let’s get you dialed on the latest San Francisco Real Estate market activity. In a nutshell, new inventory is really needed. So if you’re considering a sale, get off the fence and help us out! Especially … Continue reading West Side San Francisco Is Hot | Top 10 Overbids

San Francisco’s Top 10 Overbids of the New Decade


Welcome to the first top 10 list of Overbids for 2020 in San Francisco. Are we going to be doing this for another decade? It seems we’ve been talking overbids forever, at least since 2004 when a home on 38th Ave listed for $598,000 and sold for $738,000…it still hasn’t changed hands again according to … Continue reading San Francisco’s Top 10 Overbids of the New Decade

San Francisco Rental Market Sees Slight Decline


We get asked a lot about the market around these parts, and although our focus is entirely on sales of new and existing properties in San Francisco, it is important to keep tabs on the rental market as well, as it can be a good indicator of movement in and out of San Francisco, and … Continue reading San Francisco Rental Market Sees Slight Decline

Buy And Sell San Francisco Real Estate Like A Pro


In this market update, we’ll help you make informed buying and selling decisions and will offer you some important guidelines for understanding home prices. We realize that buyers and sellers may feel like they’re simply guessing when it comes to determining a fair price for residential real estate, and sometimes in San Francisco that’s really … Continue reading Buy And Sell San Francisco Real Estate Like A Pro