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"He is smart, reliable, has a great sense of humor, and always put my interests first"

I had the pleasure of working with Alex Spring of 2019 to sell my home in the Richmond district. Alex is extremely knowledgable about the market and made the process seamless. He is smart, reliable, has a great sense of humor, and always put my interests first. I chose Alex based on the fact I trusted him and knew he had excellent knowledge of the Richmond neighborhood after being a resident for many years. Alex made what could have been a very stressful process a very seamless process and I highly recommend him to either a buyer or a seller.

- Beth S.

"I Would Turn To No One Else In San Francisco"

I cannot recommend Alex highly enough. We were fortunate enough to work with him as both a buyer and seller, and I would turn to no one else in San Francisco for my real estate needs! He is knowledgable, friendly, detailed, and approachable to talk through any questions, particularly for us first-time homebuyers. From the initial discussions, strategies, staging, and assistance from his team through the entire documentation processes, everything went smoothly. I recommend him with no reservations whatsoever, and if you work with him, enjoy!

- Madlyn M

"He Generated An Unbelievable Amount Of Traffic"

Based on a friend's recommendation, we hired Alex to sell our apartment. We could not have been happier! We needed to do a bit of work before the sale and he brought in an excellent (and reasonably priced) contractor to help and introduced us to a superb stager. We moved away from the area before the work was done and Alex made sure everything was done perfectly. And then the sale - he exceeded all our expectations! He generated an unbelievable amount of foot traffic with all of the open houses and an amazing number of serious buyers. The time from listing to closing was extremely fast and completely smooth. We would (and have been) recommending him to all our friends.

- Kim & Ben

"Alex was superior on every level"

Alex was fantastic in helping me buy a condo. I tried to work with a few others. Alex was superior on every level. He knew most of the sellers agents, he had great advice on bidding strategy. Couldn't recommend him more highly.

- Aron B.

"He lives in the City…plays in the City…works in the City."

I've known Alex for more than 11 years and three real estate transactions. His insights and advice are spot on, informed by his certifiable obsession with the San Francisco market. There's a time during every deal when you're about to freak out...and Alex is always chill, no stress - gets you through those hurdles. He's got a network of pros to support you and position your property. He lives in the City...plays in the City...works in the City. When all the dust settles, Alex is the kind of guy you'd STILL want to invite over, have a cold one, and enjoy the good company.

- Tim & Aloisia

"I cannot say enough about how savvy Alex is when it comes to SF"

I cannot say enough about how savvy Alex is when it comes to SF! He patiently worked with me and my husband as we searched for our dream house in the Outer Sunset on a budget that was not nearly on par with what the neighborhood was selling for. Instead of pawning us off on someone else or telling us we needed to raise our budget, he stuck with us. His incredible instincts paid off and he scored us our dream house, one block off the Great Highway for $200K UNDER asking.....If you are looking for a realtor who knows San Francisco, has amazing instincts and knows just when to give you a nudge in the right direction, you can do no better than Alexander Clark!

- Julie & Rob

"It couldn’t have gone smoother"

Alex helped me sell my investment property and it couldn’t have gone smoother. After my tenants moved out I handed him the keys and in 3 weeks my place was painted, staged, listed then sold. I didn’t even step foot into my property during the process as I had the utmost confidence and trust in Alex. I’ve known Alex for over 5 years and know that he is well tuned into the city, he is tactful, efficient, responsive and very easy to work with. I am truly grateful and feel blessed to have had him sell my property. I highly recommend him as a real estate broker to anyone looking for property or wanting to buy in San Francisco. 10 Golden Stars!!!

- Suzie Yang

"I have never had to worry about the deal getting done or whether Alex is working in my best interest"

As an investor in San Francisco, I have relied on Alex to bring me quality projects. He is incredibly well connected in the SF Real Estate community and knows how to get stuff done. His laid back demeanor makes him very easy to work with, however he is tenacious in his negotiating and works super smart on his client’s behalf. He is always willing to take my call and responds to questions quickly. I have never had to worry about the deal getting done or whether Alex is working in my best interest. This is definitely a life long partnership.

- Mark A. H.

"Alex exceeded high expectations in selling our home"

Alex exceeded high expectations in selling our home. Excellent factual knowledge of the Outer Richmond submarket, market dynamics, how to set an asking price and guide to a selling price range, etc. But the magic was understanding the nuances of this home, this lot, its setting, its potential, recent work, etc. and then producing a marketing program (a real program, not just an e-blast and pics) which engaged the brokers and potential buyers to focus attention and action on the offering. We are pleased with what the market delivered, and very pleased with how Alex went about getting this offering so well positioned in the market!

- Jim & Mary

"This was a first-time house sale for us, and Alex answered all our questions patiently, promptly, and thoroughly."

Alex is a rock star! He guided us through selling our house off-MLS, which we preferred, and found us the perfect buyer offering a quick close. This was a first-time house sale for us, and Alex answered all our questions patiently, promptly, and thoroughly. We couldn’t be happier!

- RICKI B. & CHARLY B.

"If anyone is interested in a real estate agent who understands the region, we recommend Alex."

After 6 happy years enjoying this wonderful neighborhood, we are sad to bid farewell to this lovely community! We just sold our house in Cole Valley, and we had very good experience with Alexander Clark, from theFrontSteps.com. If anyone is interested in a real estate agent who understands the region, we recommend Alex. He managed to sell our property even without publicly listing our property! The sale process went very smoothly, and we closed the deal in just one week.

- HELENA & JOSE

"We could not be happier!"

Alex is great to work with. We recently found our new home and despite a very tight timeline he helped us not only get our offer in our time, but he was able to skillfully negotiate on our behalf, and helped us land the deal. We could not be happier! Alex is extremely responsive, easy and fun to work with, offers thoughtful advice, and has a rich network of vendors and contractors that he shares with his clients. Alex also helped us sell our SF condo and it was a very seamless process. We highly recommend working with Alex.

- ÅSA & CHRISTER

"Alex was patient in hearing out our various needs and he took the time to educate us."

After our first meeting, we felt very comfortable. Alex was patient in hearing out our various needs and he took the time to educate us. We had some mandatories and we had the “ideal plan”. Somehow, in record time, the ideal plan worked. Alex was able to sell our home and get us into our new home in record timing. We were in shock that it happened as it did and couldn’t be more pleased sitting in our new home.

- CHAD & JEN

"I highly recommend him! He definitely knows how to deliver."

Alex was our agent for the sale of our house in Outer Richmond, SF. Consummate professional and great knowledge & instincts. We signed a contract and once we vacated, the place was prepped, staged and…SOLD… The sale even closed EARLIER than the stated closing date. He even has an assistant so nothing falls through the cracks. I highly recommend him! He definitely knows how to deliver.

- LUCY G.

"I always felt he was dealing with me honestly, and he kept me fully informed. I will go to Alex any time I want to sell a house in San Francisco."

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 he was dealing with me honestly, and he kept me fully informed. I will go to Alex any time I want to sell a house in San Francisco.

- JOHN BARTON

"Be assured in the future when we are ready to look at the market again we will be calling, as well as referring any house hunting friends to you."

Carole and I feel that we were very fortunate to have met you at the open house and I am glad we chose you to work with. Be assured in the future when we are ready to look at the market again we will be calling, as well as referring any house hunting friends to you.

- CAROLE & BRUCE DERR

"We know the value of having an experienced professional on our side. When we decided to buy a place in SF we chose Alex to represent us."

I’m a commercial real estate professional – a few years back I chaired the commercial RE side of our trade association. My wife used to buy retail centers for a REIT. We know the value of having an experienced professional on our side. When we decided to buy a place in SF we chose Alex to represent us. We’re delighted with our new home and would recommend him highly.

- ED & SUSAN

"Truly amazing and he was fun to work with the whole time, knew the market, knew we should take the offer we received, and knows where I should buy my next place."

We had our condo at the St. Regis listed for close to 8 months with another agent. We hired Alex and he sold it in two weeks! Amazing! Truly amazing and he was fun to work with the whole time, knew the market, knew we should take the offer we received, and knows where I should buy my next place. He is truly a pleasure to work with and really knows his stuff. His newsletter is great too.

- STEPHANIE MORRIS

"I would recommend Alex to anyone in need of a superior REALTOR."

I had been reading Alex’s “sfnewsletter” for over a year, so I knew when I was ready to sell my house in San Francisco, Alex was my choice. His newsletters were very informative and intelligently written. I know this sounds corny, but I really liked his sign-off at the end of each newsletter — “Happy Aloha Friday”. Alex kept on top of all correspondence and paperwork and kept me apprised every step of the selling process. I am happy to say that we accepted an offer after only 2 weeks on the market. I would recommend Alex to anyone in need of a superior REALTOR.

- DEBRA COMSTOCK

"I always felt he was dealing with me honestly, and he kept me fully informed."

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 he was dealing with me honestly, and he kept me fully informed. I will go to Alex any time I want to sell a house in San Francisco.

- JOE & CHARLENE CONDY

"I strongly believe it was due to his assistance that I was able to purchase the property despite the other offers being close to or higher than my own."

Alex and I worked together for over 3 month searching for the right property. He showed me several properties and advised me on the pros and cons of each property. On [my home] he assisted in compiling a very strong offer on property where multiple bids were accepted. I strongly believe it was due to his assistance that I was able to purchase the property despite the other offers being close to or higher than my own.

- DAVID KANEDA

"Contacting Alex was the best move we made"

For about a year we had been reading Alex’s blog and watching Redfin like hawks. Moving to SF from out of state was challenging, and though we had narrowed down our search to four or five neighborhoods, it was all still overwhelming. Contacting Alex was the best move we made. He was super responsive, super helpful, and listened carefully to get a solid idea of what we had in mind. Alex steered us through the (intense) negotiation process, and the (complicated) inspection process, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Recommend him highly.

- M. & E.

"The cool thing about Alex is he’s new-school enough to embrace technology’s influence over his profession, but old-school enough to hold your sweaty hand through every step of escrow."

Like a lot of SFNewsletter readers, I figured Alex would be either too busy or simply uninterested in representing a first time buyer with a sub-seven figure budget. Ten months of searching and four offers later, we’re homeowners, and he’s still returning my calls…The cool thing about Alex is he’s new-school enough to embrace technology’s influence over his profession, but old-school enough to hold your sweaty hand through every step of escrow. Bottom line, if you’re looking to be escorted from property to property in your agent’s Mercedes while being lavishly praised for your exquisite taste and style, Alex ain’t your guy. But if you’re looking for consummate San Francisco market expertise, every tool you’ll ever need to find and evaluate your properties, and a Tiger Woods-like closing mentality – hell, you’re already reading his newsletter, posting to his blog, and god forbid you’re receiving his twitter banter – seriously, why use anyone else?!

- TIM & ALOISIA STEVENS

"I can and have enthusiastically recommended you to my friends who are looking at purchasing property here in San Francisco"

I can and have enthusiastically recommended you to my friends who are looking at purchasing property here in San Francisco. Specifically, I appreciate your diligent work and follow-through, as well as your integrity in working with the seller’s representative and myself that made it possible to get this deal done.

- LARRY SINGER

"He knew the market, had excellent recommendations based on my specific requirements and goals, and most importantly: he knew how to package and position the offer for quick acceptance once I decided on a property."

I had met with several real estate agents before I decided on Alex, and it proved to be an excellent decision. He knew the market, had excellent recommendations based on my specific requirements and goals, and most importantly: he knew how to package and position the offer for quick acceptance once I decided on a property. We quickly closed on a condo at 1998 Broadway that was a great fit for me. And I believe the price and conditions make it an exceptional investment. I’d recommend Alex to anybody.

- DREW SECHRIST

"If you are contemplating selling or buying in San Francisco, Alex Clark is a must in your strategy."

Best agent, bar none, in San Francisco I had the good fortune of working with Alex Clark ... on the recent sale of my condo. Alex is extremely professional yet very personable and possesses a keen knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market. My unit was listed for only 11 days and received 16 excellent offers all well over the asking price. If you are contemplating selling or buying in San Francisco, Alex Clark is a must in your strategy. A VERY satisfied client.

- PETER LUPO

"His work is an asset for the buyers, for the sellers, for the local economy."

Alex has changed the RealEstate World of San Francisco for ever. There is no turning back. His work is an asset for the buyers, for the sellers, for the local economy. When Realtors were just happy to pocket hefty commissions and ride the wave, he went the other way and listened to his convictions and slowly created his masterpiece: a real change in that world. The only wave he’s riding are the breakers in his surfer wet suit! the rest is hard work and commitment to his clients. His style is not for all, but if you are wired enough to check this recommendation, then you MUST at lest interview him should you need an agent. He’ll amaze you.

- SOPHIE STOCKHOLM

"You know those stereotypical real estate agents? Fairly shady, and just looking to collect their commission? Alex is the opposite."

You know those stereotypical real estate agents? Fairly shady, and just looking to collect their commission? Alex is the opposite. He helped us buy our house with another party bidding on it at the same time. Bids were the same, we got it! Whew. He’s super knowledgeable and very upfront about the buying/bidding process and guided us through everything. We’re never selling, but if we did, Alex would obviously be our guy.

- LENNY & AMY

"If it wasn’t for Alex our stress level would have been way higher"

Alex helped us buy our condo in San Francisco. Not an easy task! He was incredibly knowledgeable of the city and its very different neiborhoods. When we finally found the place, he took care of absolutely everything, making the whole process very easy on us. If it wasn’t for Alex our stress level would have been way higher….We are definitely using his services again in the future!

- LAURA & FERNANDO

"As a broker myself, I know quality when I see it"

Loved Alex. Can’t say it any other way. Never have I dealt with an agent who represented me with such a level of honesty and transparency. He gave me the time that I needed and we closed in record time. As a broker myself, I know quality when I see it. The house is everything and more — incredibly happy.

- DANIELE

"Not only did Alex stick by us through multiple offers but finally landed us our new home even though we weren’t the highest bidders and we were up against all cash offers."

Great agent. Not only did Alex stick by us through multiple offers but finally landed us our new home even though we weren’t the highest bidders and we were up against all cash offers. By really getting to know us and meeting with the sellers agent at offer time Alex was able to position us as the best fit for the home. His knowledge & navigational skills through this unpredictable market combined with a down to earth sensibility and overall likability are a winning combination. Thanks Alex – we look forward to hosting you at our moving in party!! Lauranne, Mike and Mary

- MIKE & LAURANNE

"Alex was focused and determined to find me the right place with the right price"

I would like to thank my agent Alex Clark for his excellent and hard work in the past year for finding me the right place in this competitive market. My property just closed about one week ago, and I’m thrilled! I approached Alex over one year ago in search of a condo in downtown San Francisco. I had very specific and narrow requirements for the type of unit that I was looking for. I am a very busy professional with a challenging travel and work schedule. Alex was focused and determined to find me the right place with the right price. His swift approach and tireless work ethic helped me to secure the unit that meets all of my specs. He should be top of mind for anyone who would like to find a high-end piece of real estate in the city by the Bay. Alex is THE go-to-agent to have for your new home purchase!!!

- LOUISA DRESSER M.D.

"Alex is the exceptionally rare breed of real estate agent that just “gets” it"

San Francisco is a city littered with real estate agents that look at buyers and sellers as “just another lead” to make money, but Alex is the exceptionally rare breed of real estate agent that just “gets” it. Alex has helped me purchase two homes and there are two things that set Alex apart from the rest of the pack – patience and commitment. First, Alex was not only willing, but also actively enthusiastic about showing me a broad spectrum of properties while I was still unfocused in my search so that I could educate myself on individual micro-markets. Many agents would have considered this a waste of their time. Second, once I had started down the negotiation process, Alex was completely committed to my cause – i.e. getting the best deal possible. Even when the 12th hour was nigh, and it looked as if I was about to walk out of what was already a great deal because of some overlooked loose ends on the seller’s part, Alex didn’t pressure me at all to close the transaction. Instead, Alex worked with me to execute an especially well crafted negotiating maneuver that extracted thousands more from the seller.

- JASON L.

"It’s not everyday you trust a realtor enough to buy a home sight unseen, but Alex found us the perfect property"

Our search for a home in San Francisco started after reading Alex’s site TheFrontSteps.com. We were impressed with his insight into the market and his interest in finding a property that fit our needs. Due to a job transfer, we had limited time to search for property and even less time to actually see what was available. Through many phone calls, text messages, and emails, Alex gave us a solid understanding of neighborhoods, prices, and how to make a competitive bid. It’s not everyday you trust a realtor enough to buy a home sight unseen, but Alex found us the perfect property! Alex listened to our needs and interests and found a home for us that we love, in a neighborhood that fits our lifestyle. And, did I mention that we did all this in less than 30 days? Thanks, Alex!

- KRISTEN RINKENBERGER

"We could not have asked for more and it does not get better."

Alex is an outstanding broker and an unparalleled ally in the super competitive world of SF real estate. He has an extraordinary knowledge of San Francisco real estate and uses it to the maximum benefit of his clients. He is personal, thoughtful and engaging with clients – he worked really hard to understand what we wanted to to help us find it. He is responsive and diligent – available whenever you need him and he gets the job done. Alex was so helpful to us when we moved to SF from New York – he helped us understand the landscape and then find and buy exactly what we wanted. We could not have asked for more and it does not get better.

- MARK & NINA

"Responsive, timely, friendly, trustworthy – words I would use to describe Alex."

Responsive, timely, friendly, trustworthy – words I would use to describe Alex. As a first-time home buyer I knew very little about the process, but Alex advised me to ask the right questions to get everything that was on my list. Alex is savvy about the SF real estate market and goes the extra mile for his clients. My decision to buy and use Alex in the process were the two of the best decisions I’ve made while living in SF.

- ALLIE NICHOLS

"I would recommend Alex without hesitation. In fact, he has already helped 3 of my friends to buy and sell houses (and a few more at the moment)."

As a first time homebuyer, I was very nervous and had questions about everything (pricing, inspections, closing process, etc) but Alex was professional, considerate, supportive, and he promptly responded to all my questions and guided me throughout the entire process. I’ve worked with a few other real estate agents and I picked Alex because of his speed (and pretty much 24/7 service), attention to details (he reads everything), and most importantly, he is a great negotiator and would fight to get what’s best for me. A few other things about Alex that impressed me: He is well-connected in the industry so he is a great source of information. He understands quickly what I like. When the market is hot and every day matters (we’re living in an era where someone can get in contract and close within a few days), it’s really important to find an agent who understands the client and the market inside-out, so that you are presented with the right properties and not waste time. Alex would zoom in to do research, figure out how competitive each individual property is, and go over details and comps to make sure that I’m prepared with information I need to make a solid winning offer. I met Alex at an open house that he was hosting, there was a line just to talk to him. But he was patient and answered every single question from every person, and then it was my turn and we chatted. After that, it took a few emails and he got it. Recommended me exactly what I was looking for and helped me snatch it. I would recommend Alex without hesitation. In fact, he has already helped 3 of my friends to buy and sell houses (and a few more at the moment). Buying and selling properties is stressful, why not find an agent that you like to do it all for you whilst you go surfing, golfing, or sailing? [Editor's note: Since helping Kalai find a home in SF, she has joined my team and is THE BEST transaction coordinator around. ]

- KALAI WEI

"We were on the market for 1 day before receiving 3 offers (2 all cash!). All were well over asking and we closed 10 days later!"

My husband Jon and I wanted to take a minute to share our great experience working with Alex. He knows the SF market so well and was able to help us get staged and ready to sell very quickly. We were on the market for 1 day before receiving 3 offers (2 all cash!). All were well over asking and we closed 10 days later! We’d be very happy to work with Alex again and highly recommend him.

- ELIZABETH & JON

"We would highly recommend Alex for all your San Francisco real estate needs!"

Mike and I wanted to share our experience with our phenomenal realtor Alex Clark. From the get go, Alex knew we had a time crunch and was on the ball from day one. With his network of contacts, his social media outlets, and getting us on the front page of SFgate – we received multiple offers on our condo and closed escrow in five days with an all cash offer that was well over asking! We would highly recommend Alex for all your San Francisco real estate needs!

- MIKE & JOE

"Thanks for selling my home as quickly and painless as possible at a price way beyond my expectation"

Alex thanks for selling my home as quickly and painless as possible at a price way beyond my expectation! I especially liked that you provided expert advice/service from staging, lighting and photography to make this a success. Using [electronic signature solutions] for all document signing made my life so much easier, and not to mention saving wasted paper from going into the environment. You keep up with the latest trends, you have access to new and potential audience/followers via social networking sites, and you’re just damn good at what you do so, THANKS!!!!

- JUDY

"Without Alex, I don’t think I would have gotten my home"

Without Alex, I don’t think I would have gotten my home. After several months of looking, multiple offers, and no success, a friend brought up Alex’s name as he specializes in pocket listings. It was apparent the day I met him that he would work hard for me and be more engaged in my search for a home. In a competitive market, Alex made sure that even if my offer wasn’t accepted, there was still an opportunity to get that home. After a year of searching, I purchased a condo that is basically everything I wanted and I am extremely happy.

- PRAKASH

"Alex knows the San Francisco market very well"

Alex knows the San Francisco market very well. This helped us, as sellers, to understand what different buyers value and what to expect. He is also adaptable and efficient. Our sale was the first resale in a new condominium, but Alex did not let that slow things down. He successfully navigated the administrative overhead of the situation. In addition, when we sold our home, privacy was of absolute importance. To meet our needs, Alex came up with an agent-first marketing approach that leveraged his pocket listings network (PocketListings.net). He also used social media (Facebook, Twitter, theFrontSteps.com Blog) to get the word out before and after our open house. In under a month from initial contact, even over the seasonally slow Christmas holiday, Alex obtained multiple offers for us. He then helped us identify the most suitable buyer, which ensured us a fair price and a smooth close. We would highly recommend working with Alex for anything real estate in San Francisco.

- CHAD & MILLA

"Alex is without a doubt an extremely important (and fun) person to have on your side during any home search."

We were relatively new to the Bay Area and had been conducting a very haphazard and ineffective home search until we were introduced to Alex. He came highly recommended and we quickly found out why. He introduced us to different neighborhoods and new pockets of the city, opening our eyes to possibilities that we had neglected on our own. Alex helped us to be aggressive (but smart) in our negotiations. He was our ally and a trusted advisor from our very first meeting and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Alex is without a doubt an extremely important (and fun) person to have on your side during any home search.

- ANNIE & MORGAN

"Once we found the amazing home we’re now in, Alex worked tirelessly to help us put together a winning bid"

When my wife and I decided to move up to San Francisco, we knew the real estate market would be incredibly challenging. From our first conversation with Alex, we recognized that he understood what it took to find the right property and make a compelling bid. It was an arduous five-month process, but Alex never tired in his search for our perfect home. He maintained the right balance of enthusiasm and realism when it came to choosing our bids. I consider it a mark of his good instincts that we came within a hair’s breadth of winning several earlier bids that we ultimately lost, since it meant that we were making offers that were competitive without being foolishly high. Once we found the amazing home we’re now in, Alex worked tirelessly to help us put together a winning bid—it takes a lot more than just choosing the right number, by the way—and close on time, despite a string of unexpected complications and swerves along the way. We can’t recommend Alex highly enough!

- PETER & ERIN

"He’s a real pro and anticipated all the usual and unusual surprises that happen in a sell and buy transaction"

Alex was instrumental at helping me find the right home and sell my home at the same time, a hat trick that I thought was impossible in the crazy San Francisco real estate market. He’s a real pro and anticipated all the usual and unusual surprises that happen in a sell and buy transaction.

- DAVID WABEL

"I found him to be very knowledgable and connected and all around a great person"

I had the pleasure of working with Alex on two transactions in San Francisco, as a seller first, and then as a buyer. He helped us find the right buyer at the right price and terms in a matter of days for our downtown condo. Alex subsequently helped buy “the unicorn” in Noe where we were able to out compete a higher all cash offer. I first met Alex through his fantastic blog, theFrontSteps.com. I found him to be very knowledgable and connected and all around a great person. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. Feel free to contact me if you have more detailed questions about Alex.

- ANDY RICHARD

"Alex killed it on both deals"

Many of you know that Linda and I recently sold [XXXX] 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 XXXX 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.

- WYATT & LINDA

"I would recommend him without hesitation."

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.

- ATHENA & CARLO

"He’s super knowledgeable, personable, completely reliable, responsive, honest, thorough and on your side"

Alex is fabulous. He’s super knowledgeable, personable, completely reliable, responsive, honest, thorough and on your side. Also very smart. He’s the guy you want. I found him through a web search while living in Seattle and working on a relocation to SF. Stumbled onto his blog and figured that the person writing that blog was the person we wanted on our case to find our house for us. Turns out it was an excellent plan. My husband and I both love him and 4 years later still love our house. SF is an insane real estate market and Alex knows it like the back of his hand and knows how to play the game. And win! He might even turn you onto a little gem of a neighborhood you’ve never heard of before, like he did for my cousin. Great, talented guy, has a really lovely family, and is tops at what he does. Recommend him 100%.

- MATT & ELIZA

"Alex knows the San Francisco market and how to get a deal closed, regardless of how stiff the competition might seem"

After having mostly settled into our new home, it’s finally time write a few words about our realtor – Alex Clark. Whether you are looking to buy or sell (and we used Alex for both), Alex knows the San Francisco market and how to get a deal closed, regardless of how stiff the competition might seem. On the buy-side, Alex helped us get a true gem of single family home in the Inner Richmond by working patiently, but persuasively, with the Seller, who was hesitant to let go of the house after having it in the family for over forty years. But by making a personal connection with the Seller’s agent, and nudging us gently to get to where we needed to be to make a winning offer, we came out on top. And if you are familiar with how competitive the San Francisco real estate market can be and how quickly it’s moving, that’s no small achievement. On the sell-side, Alex’s knowledge of the neighborhood, comps, and how to market the property to generate packed open houses, helped us get the most for our condo. Bottom line – we crushed the closet comp listing by 20%, which we attribute directly to Alex’s understanding of the market. Alex worked tirelessly to help us make both our buying and selling goals a reality, and above it all, he’s a genuinely good guy and easy to get along with. Thanks Alex!

- AMANDA & SERGIO

"I will absolutely use him again the next time I buy or sell real estate and would refer him to anyone else looking to do so."

Alex Clark did a fantastic job as my agent. He was incredibly responsive. It was rare that a communication would go more than 5 minutes without being answered. He listened to what I wanted and helped me find it, despite some difficult multi-bid situations. Alex worked tirelessly to look for what I wanted and also to make sure I saw other comparable options on the market so I could make an informed choice and know that I was paying a reasonable price. Alex’s knowledge of the local market is impressive. He was friendly but firm with the agents on the other side and was instrumental in getting me a large credit on the purchase price after we were already in contract. I will absolutely use him again the next time I buy or sell real estate and would refer him to anyone else looking to do so.

- RICK MUNZINGER

"I loved how knowledgeable he was about the market and the city in general"

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 Best in the business. Alex was a pleasure to do business with when we sold our place in SF… in fact Alex has always been a pro even for the last 4 years as we’ve asked him market related questions etc about SF… without paying him a dime for his help… he is just a great guy. Knows tons about the SF scene and will get the job done fairly for everyone… Knock it out of the park w Alex Clark! You are rad at what you do. I really appreciate all your work, professionalism and bad-assness…. I hope you are stoked on yourself because you are totally rad. I hope to refer tons of biz to you. -Thaddeus

- MELISSA & THADDEUS

"You did a great job of working with me all Summer long trying to find my dream house on my crazy schedule"

Wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your assistance and help during the purchase of my new [home] in San Francisco. You did a great job of working with me all Summer long trying to find my dream house on my crazy schedule. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted, but by Fall you had identified my criteria and started showing me homes that suited my needs. The house we found has a great ocean view and is close to the beach with a big yard and potential to add on.

- RYAN SEELBACH

"He is a wealth of knowledge to say the least"

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 & BRIZZY (THE DOG)

"We couldn’t be happier!"

Alex is a rock star! He guided us through selling our house off-MLS, which we preferred, and found us the perfect buyer offering a quick close. This was a first-time house sale for us, and Alex answered all our questions patiently, promptly, and thoroughly. We couldn’t be happier!

- RICKI-ELLEN BROOKE & CHARLY BUCKBEE

"Alex is as good as it gets!"

Alex is as good as it gets! It was a pleasure working with him to purchase our large San Francisco investment Property. He is extremely professional, has clear communication, clearly laid out important dates of the transaction and made sure we were taken care of. Would recommend Alex Clark to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home in the San Francisco area and beyond as he very knowledge about San Francisco and the outer areas.

- Leslie Kanis

"His professional attitude helped us get through periods of uncertainty during the process"

Alex is a blessing to the Church Of The Living God PG of T. His personal, hands on approach helped me as well as our church members feel comfortable with the whole process of selling the Church and all that would be required from us. His professional attitude helped us get through periods of uncertainty during the process. He also went to great lengths to get us the time we needed to prepare for the move that will be required. I am proud to have him be a part of the COTLG family. Thanks Alex for all that you do.

- PASTOR MCBRIDE & MOTHER MARY NELSON

"Alex provided the perfect balance in an agent"

Alex is an outstanding agent. We worked together for 2.5 years in search of just the right home for me and my daughters. Over that time, Alex showed me dozens of homes and helped me put in several strong offers in a very competitive neighborhood and market. Alex provided the perfect balance in an agent — he was responsive to my needs and respectful of my decisions as a buyer and aggressive in representing me to the sellers agent, always adeptly managing to get my offers to rise to the top. This home buying journey was well played and well worth the wait. This week I received the keys to my forever home. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Alex!

- ERIN H.

"The sale price of our home exceeded our expectations and set a new high for the neighborhood"

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!

- DENIS & MERCY

"The one quality that I really value in Alex is his incredibly calm and laid back manner"

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.

"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."

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!!

- SEAN & KATY

"He is very communicative, timely, thorough and we always felt that he was looking out for our best interests"

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.

- SALLY, GROVE, & CHARLOTTE NICHOLS

"Alex was always responsive, thoughtful, and fun to work with"

Alex is great. My wife and I recently sold our SF condo (our first time owning) with Alex and couldn’t be much happier. The whole process was fortunately very smooth. Alex was always responsive, thoughtful, and fun to work with. Highly recommend.

- MICHAEL & AMY THOLE

"Alex was fabulous to work with"

Alex was fabulous to work with. He managed our remodel & sale, beautifully. He made the entire process as quick & painless, as possible. He & his team were fast, efficient & highly skilled at what they do. We would highly recommend him!!!

- MARC & CATHY BROWN

"I’m a client for life"

Alex is a first class act all the way. He was able to navigate a very complicated sale and keep the deal alive on my terms even when it looked like the wheels would fall off. He even was able to get funds released inside of escrow enabling me to purchase a new home before my listing closed! I’m a client for life.

- DAVID WABEL

"We always felt like a priority"

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. :-)

- Amanda, Mike, & Haven

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