San Francisco, CA – December 3, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate is once again collecting donations for the annual Food and Toy drives to benefit those who would otherwise not have a holiday celebration. As in prior years, the San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program and the San Francisco Food Bank are the recipients of the donations from all six offices in San Francisco. To find the nearest Zephyr office to drop off a donation, visit www.zephyrsf.com. Donations should be made by December 20 when the barrels will be collected and delivered to the respective organizations.
San Francisco, CA – September 10, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate continues setting the pace with marketing tools and technology in the San Francisco marketplace. Each month Zephyr produces 75 one-minute videos for neighborhoods and districts throughout San Francisco. These videos include up-to-the-minute statistics about active inventory, median listing and selling prices, average days on market, and number of units sold. These statistics compare changes both year-over-year as well as to the prior month. Zephyr is the only local real estate company to produce market data in this easily interpretable, consumer-friendly video format.
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.
The San Francisco market has really kicked into high gear over the past three
months. Buyers are coming out of the woodwork, and to be honest, they’re
creating a sense of desperation from which sellers are seriously benefiting. A
variety of factors that you’ve undoubtedly read about in the media is
contributing to this sudden real estate boom—tech job sector growth,
astronomical rents, the Facebook IPO, rising consumer confidence.
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!
Less than a year after former Mayor Newsom sold his 4BR/3.5BA Ashbury Heights home at 1581 Masonic in an all-cash transaction for $2,750,000, the property is again up for sale.