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Third Rail Offers Tasty Cocktails

Posted On: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:16pm
Tags: New Bar in Dogpatch | Topics: Community Information

Third Rail is Dogpatch's latest cocktail hot spot opened on 20th Street, close to the Third Street intersection, late last year in a location that formerly housed Retox bar. 

Zephyr Real Estate’s Tara Donohue Named Partner

Posted On: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8:30am
Tags: broker partner realtor Tara Donohue | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA, February 17, 2014 – Tara Donohue has been named Partner at Zephyr Real Estate in an announcement just released by the company.

Zephyr Real Estate Receives Web Certification and Award Nomination

Posted On: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Tags: award best practices certification service technology website | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA, February 10, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate has again been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 500+ real estate firms that presents the certification to member companies that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications.

Mishandled Statistics

Posted On: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:17pm
Topics: Market Statistics

KCBS Money Watch announced that home sales were down in December and that this was attributable to the slight rise in interest rates that occurred during the month. Seems logical, but is it remotely possible that home sales might have dipped in December because they almost always dip in December?

8 Shockingly Bad Staging Decisions (and what to do about them)

Posted On: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:54pm
Tags: funny marketing staging | Topics: Market Statistics

Trulia reports 8 terrible staging decisions sellers and agents can make and what to do about them.

Zephyr Real Estate Announces Top Producers

Posted On: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:30am
Tags: achievement award market share success top producers | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA, February 3, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate has just released its annual Top Producers ranking for 2013. Zephyr’s sales for the year reached nearly $1.8 billion. The Top Ten producers collectively generated well over $400 million in closed sales. 

Zephyr Real Estate Gains Rank in San Francisco Business Times 2014 List

Posted On: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 8:30am
Tags: Book of Lists honor rank success volume Zephyr | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA, January 30, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate moved in to the No. 6 spot on the just-released 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Book of Lists, up a notch from the previous year’s No. 7 spot. Zephyr’s sales volume signified an increase of over 30 percent from the prior year.

San Francisco Rent Board announces allowable rent increase for 2013-2014

Posted On: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:41pm
Tags: rent control | Topics: Community Information

The San Francisco rent board has announced the allowable rent increase for this year.  Wow 1%!

Loida Sorensen and Tom Norwick Join Zephyr Real Estate

Posted On: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 8:30am
Tags: join Loida Sorensen new agents real estate recruitment Tom Norwick welcome | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA, January 23, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate welcomes two new agents to its Noe Valley office. Loida Sorensen, formerly with Coldwell Banker, and Tom Norwick, formerly with Herth Real Estate, are the newest members to join the Zephyr team.

Abbe Day-Merchant and Colleen McFerrin Join Zephyr Real Estate

Posted On: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 8:30am
Tags: Abbe Da-Merchant Colleen McFerrin new real estate realtor Zephyr | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA, December 23, 2013 – Zephyr Real Estate has announced that Abbe Day-Merchant and Colleen McFerrin, formerly with Herth Real Estate, are the most recent Realtors to join the Zephyr team. The top-producing pair partnered together at their former location and will continue to do so in their new home at Zephyr. 

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Susan Olk

As an agent at Zephyr for over 30 years, Susan is an accomplished neighborhood REALTOR®.

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