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The Latest on Sales in Bucolic Presidio Heights!

Presidio Heights is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco and I have lived in four of them. Each one has its own special characteristics. What I love about Presidio Heights is its amazing location! I can walk less than three blocks to the Presidio National Park. Less than two blocks down the street, I can stroll along Sacramento ... Read More »

Holiday Tea for Two or More!

It’s that time of year to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Each year my Book Club goes somewhere different in San Francisco to enjoy a “High Tea” with tasty finger sandwiches, homemade scones and miniature cakes and cookies. This year we opted for a new tea place called Sip Tea Room.  It’s in the Inner Sunset on Lincoln ... Read More »

Will I Be Selling Properties Soon for Bitcoin??

At my sales meeting this week, the topic of bitcoin currency came up. This has become a hot topic, so much so that the San Francisco Association of Realtors just held a seminar entitled “Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain” to better inform real estate agents and investors about this phenomena. One agent at my meeting said she had recently received a ... Read More »

Five Star Professional Award for Fourth Year Running!

I was gratified to receive the Five Star Home Professionals Award for the fourth year running in the November real estate issue of San Francisco Magazine! The final list of 2017 San Francisco Five Star award winners represents 9 percent of real estate agents in San Francisco. Five Star Home Professionals partnered with San Francisco Magazine to identify agents who ... Read More »

CA Empty Nesters Over 55 – A Once in a Lifetime Tax Benefit!

It’s no secret that inventory is low in San Francisco right now. One reason is that people who would like to downsize (and sell that mansion) after their children go off to school are hesitant to do so. I summarize an article here (cited below) to make people aware of a once in a lifetime tax benefit that could help ... Read More »

What They Experienced at the Total Eclipse!

I live in San Francisco which was scheduled to have an eclipse on August 21st with about 76% coverage of the sun. But on the actual day, it was too foggy to see anything, at least where I live. It never occurred to my husband or me to drive or fly anywhere to see the total eclipse. However, after talking ... Read More »

Is Great Customer Service Important to You?

Great customer service is something I am passionate about! I love taking someone through the process of listing their home or helping them find a property to buy in the city. And if a former client calls me up and needs anything at all, I am happy to help that client in any way I can. Not everyone is so ... Read More »

Is Buying A Condo in a Newly Built Building a Good Investment?

I recently represented a couple who bought a two bedroom condo in the newly built 1450 Franklin. They had been looking for quite a long time, not happy with the options that had come on the market. In fact, they were so frustrated that they stopped looking for a year and then earlier this year started looking again. What they ... Read More »

What’s So Bad About Real Estate Agents?

I saw this sign – “No Peddlers or Agents Allowed” – on the gate of a home in Presidio Heights recently. Are you talking to me? Is this how far down we agents have gone in the esteem of our fellow citizens? Personally, I have never had a real estate agent come to my door and though I realize some ... Read More »

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