How do you know if the real estate market is on a consistent upward trajectory?There would be no need for economists (or palm readers for that matter) if the markets followed a perfectly smooth descent with an equally smooth return to prosperity. The truth is that the only way to be sure that we’ve reached the turning point is to look backwards.
San Francisco, CA – August 13, 2012 – The Noe Valley office of Zephyr Real Estate recently achieved San Francisco Green Business recognition. Noe Valley is the first of Zephyr’s six offices to accomplish this goal; the other branches are in the process of earning the distinction.
San Francisco, CA – August 6, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate just announced the debut of the Zephyr Real Estate search app for Android. Following on the heels of the iPhone app launch, Zephyr continues as the leader in technological acuity, customer service and agent support. The new app is now available at Amazon and Google.
San Francisco, CA – July 30, 2012 – Steve De La Peña has been named Zephyr Real Estates’ new Vice President of Strategic Services. De La Peña brings extensive career coaching and training expertise to the firm, and his focus will be business development and growth, both for agents in expanding their own business as well as for the company as a whole.
If you're remodeling your home, or doing any construction that requires a permit from the San Francisco Building Department
(just about everything except paint and wallpaper requires a permit),
then you will be issued what is called a 'Job Card' (I capitalize it to
emphasize its importance).
Some things will never change. Buyers have always looked to real estate
to embrace the American Dream; they still want to have independence
from a landlord and to control their own destiny and living
environment. “Home” will always be a symbol of stability and comfort
and ownership will continue to be seen as a mark of success.
What makes the new buyer different is their access to information.
The recent upturn in Bay Area real estate activity has frequently been linked to something that’s been coined as the Facebook Effect. In anticipation of the public offering of Facebook stock (and continuing after its recent bumpy roll out) many have been talking about the tech millionaires and how they will be buying up all available real estate at exorbitantly high prices. Not so fast!
One of my buyers asked a question recently: "If we get the condo
appraised and the value of the condo is higher than what we agree to,
can the seller pull out and ask for a higher price? Or does it only work
in our favor?"
San Francisco, CA – June 4, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate continues its advance as the leader in cutting-edge marketing and technology with the launch of its new online agent resource center. This internal information repository is home to updates in sales, marketing, technology, real estate and tenant law, company news, and market trends. Agents are afforded a quick, effective and proficient means of managing clients, media, properties and information.
San Francisco, CA – May 7, 2012 – One of San
Francisco’s historic Painted Ladies has just been listed on the market. The
First Lady is now available for the first time in nearly 20 years. The iconic
home at 710 Steiner Street last sold in 1993 for $575,000. To mark the
occasion, Bonnie Spindler, Zephyr’s Victorian Specialist, is hosting a
champagne reception on Monday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.