I was interviewed for a story that aired late last week on KQED radio about the TIC legislation that's making the rounds at City Hall. It will allow some homeowners to bypass our infamous condo conversion lottery and pave a smoother way to converting their TICs to condos so they don't have to share title---and in some cases, mortgages---with their fellow neighbors.The issue is not without controversy, as many renters feel that allowing condo conversion to become an easier
San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2013 – Darryl Honda was appointed to the position of Commissioner on San Francisco’s Board of Appeals by Mayor Edwin Lee on December 4, 2012.
San Francisco, CA, January 24, 2013 – San Francisco's Victorian Specialist, Bonnie Spindler, has been voted President of the Victorian Alliance for the term 2013-2014.
San Francisco, CA – January 21, 2013 – Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, is pleased to announce the company’s Top Producers for 2012. Last year, Zephyr closed over $1.5 billion in sales. Top Producers are agents in the top 25 percent of sales production in the company, making them some of the City’s most productive agents.
San Francisco, CA – January 17, 2013 – Last year, Oliver Burgelman, long-time agent at Zephyr Real Estate, created www.pricesquares.com, a new web tool to demonstrate how the real estate market trends in San Francisco. That tool has now been augmented to include the rental market. This new feature shows how rental costs differ from neighborhood to neighborhood and offers an easy way to find rentals in San Francisco.
San Francisco, CA – January 14, 2013 – Periodically, Zephyr Real Estate has recognized members of its organization for distinguished service to the San Francisco community. The awards take the form of a large piece of marble with gold lettering that is informally referred to as a “Golden Z Award.” The first Golden Z Awards were given out in 2002, and only 13 total have been awarded to date, including the last one in 2010. In a recent announcement, another worthy individual was added to the list of recipients – Jim Beitzel from Zephyr’s Upper Market office.
San Francisco, CA – January 10, 2013 – Zephyr Real Estate is pleased to announce its new headquarters location at 850 Seventh Street in San Francisco. This new South of Market office reflects Zephyr’s reputation as a modern, tech-oriented, forward-thinking company. The expanded office space affords ample room for the growing Zephyr team in an environment representative of the company’s commitment to creativity, diversity and results-oriented customer care.
San Francisco, CA – January 7, 2013 – Zephyr Real Estate continues to lead the pack in marketing technology and data analysis by keeping agents well equipped and well informed. San Francisco’s largest independent real estate company has added yet another valuable asset to its collection of marketing tools. Now available to agents and clients alike is an online comparative market analysis (CMA) capability.
San Francisco, CA – December 27, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate announced its long-term service recognition at a recent awards ceremony. With a combined total of 365 years of experience, 29 people were honored for their loyalty, dedication and commitment. Recipients received a gift from Tiffany’s in the coveted turquoise box.
San Francisco, CA – December 17, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate recently hosted a business-building workshop, “Elevate Your Business,” featuring guest speaker, Heidi Sloss. Sloss, author of the best-selling book, Fortune Is in the Follow-up®, is an acclaimed sales expert who teaches business owners, consultants and independent sales agents how to grow a thriving business in any economy.