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San Francisco real estate brokerage founders Britton Jackson, CRS & Matt Fuller, GRI, CIPS help you learn more about San Francisco real estate with our podcast. Featuring nbelievable and entertaining stories about buying... More
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2019-12-5

Listing Photos: What You Need to Know When Buying or Selling

Season 3, Ep. 88

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk real estate marketing, internet photos and buyer privacy.


[00:21] People love pictures, which is why real estate marketing (at least in San Francisco) is all about photos. Everybody wants photos. Everybody also wants privacy. The problem with this is, that once something is up on the internet it is generally very difficult to take it down again.


[02:00] While sellers are very well informed about how hard it is to get photos off the internet, buyers don’t get a lot of heads up about this fact. One of the things a buyer can do, however, is ask the listing agent to take down photos of interior shots and floor plans before the sale closes. What are some other things buyers can do?


[05:15] On the flip side, when an agent deletes all the interior photos the value of the multiple listing service database is degraded to agent subscribers. Is it possible to keep a set of photos internally?


[07:10] To wrap up we share some advice to buyers concerned about privacy.


Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode leave us a review on your favorite platform, tell your friends and don’t forget to join us again next week!

2019-12-5

Listing Photos: What You Need to Know When Buying or Selling

Season 3, Ep. 88

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk real estate marketing, internet photos and buyer privacy.


[00:21] People love pictures, which is why real estate marketing (at least in San Francisco) is all about photos. Everybody wants photos. Everybody also wants privacy. The problem with this is, that once something is up on the internet it is generally very difficult to take it down again.


[02:00] While sellers are very well informed about how hard it is to get photos off the internet, buyers don’t get a lot of heads up about this fact. One of the things a buyer can do, however, is ask the listing agent to take down photos of interior shots and floor plans before the sale closes. What are some other things buyers can do?


[05:15] On the flip side, when an agent deletes all the interior photos the value of the multiple listing service database is degraded to agent subscribers. Is it possible to keep a set of photos internally?


[07:10] To wrap up we share some advice to buyers concerned about privacy.


Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode leave us a review on your favorite platform, tell your friends and don’t forget to join us again next week!

2019-11-1

Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 8

Ep. 87

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we uncover the answer to the last neighborhood riddle and continue the game with new clues!

[00:21] Last round’s answer: Russian Hill.

[00:50] Clue 1: The two best known features of this neighborhood are called Eureka and Noe, the two summits in the neighborhood for those seeking great views of the city.

[01:22] Clue 2: There is also a lesser know summit in the neighborhood called, Christmas Tree Point.

[01:50] Clue 3: This neighborhood contains the geographic center of the city.

[02:09] Clue 4: It’s also home to the Sutro Tower.

[03:08] Clue 5: One of the most defining characteristics of this neighborhood is fog.

[04:06] Clue 6: There is an endangered species that calls this neighborhood home, the Mission Blue Butterfly.

[05:22] Clue 7: The Mission Blue Butterfly’s habitat, and other sections of the summits, have been deemed a natural area and are protected by the Natural Areas Program of the SF Recreation and Parks department.

[05:55] Clue 8: Located in this neighborhood, the city also invested in the Summit Reservoir that holds 14 million gallons of drinking water, also used by the firefighters.

[06:53] Clue 9: The Neighborhood Improvement Association has discouraged business permits in the neighborhood but there are plenty of places to eat and shop along its edges.

[07:19] Clue 10: This neighborhood is North of Diamond Heights, South of Cole Valley, West of The Castro and East of Forest Hill.

As always, tune in next time, when we reveal the answer to this week’s neighborhood!

Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode leave us a review on your favorite platform, tell your friends and don’t forget to join us again next week!

2019-9-24

Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 7

Ep. 86

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we uncover the answer to the last neighborhood riddle and continue the game with new clues!

[00:21] Last round’s answer: Ingleside Terraces.

[00:50] Clue 1: This is one of the original seven hills of San Francisco.

[00:58] Clue 2: You probably heard of a particular street in this neighborhood, that actually began as a straight cobble stone street. But, it is not so straight anymore!

[01:16] Clue 3: It has long had the title of having the steepest street in San Francisco.

[02:02] Clue 4: There are a few well known parks in this neighborhood. One with spectacular views of The Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Sausalito.

[02:25] Clue 5: Another park in the neighborhood is named after a poet and librarian who became a revered member of the SF literary community, Ina Coolbrith.

[02:50] Clue 6: Sometimes described as a haven for artists, this neighborhood has strong ties to the literary community. There are four historical districts within its borders and both Jack London and Mark Twain lived there.

[03:09] Clue 7: While you are there you can visit the SF Art Institute where you can see Diego Rivera’s murals.

[03:42] Clue 8: There are great food and boutique options in this neighborhood. Examples include the Cheese Plus, the original Swensen's Ice Cream Shop, great nightlife and more.

[04:19] Clue 9: It is on the North-East side of the city; with North Point St bordering the Northern end, Columbus Ave on the East, Van Ness Ave on the West and Broadway on the South.

[04:40] Clue 10: This neighborhood got its name after a cemetery where people were buried on behalf of a particular foreign country.

As always, tune in next time, when we reveal the answer to this week’s neighborhood!

Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode leave us a review on your favorite platform, tell your friends and don’t forget to join us again next week!

2019-8-26

Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 6

Season 3, Ep. 85

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we give the answer to long-awaited question, what was the neighborhood from round 4 of the Neighborhood Guessing Game? We also play round 6!

[00:22] Last round’s answer: Nopa, right across the street from the Panhandle.

[01:15] Clue 1: This neighborhood is famous for its sundial, which at the time of its dedication in 1913 was the largest in the whole country.

[01:48] Clue 2: It has a lot of pride and its own newspaper called, The Sundial.

[02:27] Clue 3: The Pacific Coast Jockey Club opened a racetrack there in 1895 and the original racetrack loop is a current road in this neighborhood.

[03:20] Clue 4: The neighborhood became one of eight master plan residents parks in San Francisco officially opening in 1913.

[04:01] Clue 5: The first person moved into the neighborhood in June of 1912.

[04:38] Clue 6: The first non-caucasian, Cecil Poole, moved into the neighborhood in 1957.

[05:21] Clue 7: The neighborhood CCNRs said that the original homes had to cost at least $3,500 to construct and only single-family homes were allowed.

[06:04] Clue 8: To get to this neighborhood you could take the Municipal Railway K line which runs along Ocean Ave towards West Portal or you could head down toward Glen Park or Balboa Park stations and city college. Junipero Serra Blvd offers easy access to the peninsula.

[06:41] Clue 9: A realtor would say this neighborhood is D4 west of Twin Peaks. On the north side of this neighborhood lies Ocean Ave, on the south side Holloway Ave, Junipero Serra Blvd on the west and Ashton Ave on the east.

[07:06] Clue 10: There are large pillars with the neighborhood name there and there is a pretty large mall not to far away.

As always, tune in next time, when we reveal the answer to this week’s neighborhood!

Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode leave us a review on your favorite platform, tell your friends and don’t forget to join us again next week!

2019-8-7

Welcome to 2100 Market St.

Season 3, Ep. 84

In today’s episode of our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we’re talking about a new building that popped up on 2100 Market St.


[00:22] So there is a new building that popped up at the site of a former restaurant on the corner of Market, Church and 14th. From housing a market, a restaurant and then a vacant lot, this site went through a lot of different iterations before becoming what it is today.


[01:33] In 2016 the building was going to be home to 60 rental apartments. However, in 2019 we noticed activity in the units. What is going on? It appears 52 units will be taken over by a company called Sonder which will use the units for short-term, furnished rentals of 30+ days. Is this really where the gap in San Francisco housing supply that needs filling is, or is it just good business?


[05:48] By looking at all the feedback, it is clear to see that the majority of people are not happy about the use of the new building for this purpose. We venture at why this might be.



2019-7-7

Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 5

Season 3, Ep. 83

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we’re playing round five of the Neighborhood Guessing Game! Controversy surrounds this neighborhood name. Where did it come from and why? And how do you properly capitalize it? Listen in! We also reveal the neighborhood from the previous round.


[00:22] Last round’s answer: Polk Gulch, the original gay neighborhood in San Francisco.


[00:49] Clue 1: A restaurant just outside the border of this neighborhood, popularized the name of it.


[01:12] Clue 2: This neighborhood was first established under a different name in 1855 and it encompassed roughly 500 sq blocks.


[01:45] Clue 3: On two sides it borders parks but there is not a single park within the boundaries of this neighborhood.


[02:11] Clue 4: The eastern border of this neighborhood is the Divisadero Street which is full of boutiques, restaurants, vintage shops etc.


[02:43] Clue 5: The neighborhoods western border opens right up into the parts of the USF campus.


[02:55] Clue 6: Some say that the name for this neighborhood was created during the gentrification of the neighborhood. Another theory is that the new name was created by the Neighborhood Association.


[04:00] Clue 7: While there are no parks in this neighborhood, it is home to a large hospital that fills two city blocks.


[04:22] Clue 8: In this neighborhood you can also buy sweets from the Meter Maid Chariot.


[05:11] Clue 9: You can also get another tasty San Francisco frozen treat (that tourists from all over the globe come to sample) in this neighborhood.


[05:36] Clue 10: It is also a great neighborhood to cycle in as it is fairly flat!


[06:17] Bonus Clue: An issue that is somewhat controversial is: how many letters in the abbreviation for this neighborhood should be capitalized? Britton says two.


As always, tune in next week, when we reveal the answer to this week’s neighborhood!


Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode leave us a review on your favorite platform, tell your friends and don’t forget to join us again next week!

2019-6-20

Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 4

Season 3, Ep. 82

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we’re back with another round of the Neighborhood Guessing Game and reveal the neighborhood from the previous round.


[00:37] Episode 80's neighborhood answer: Dogpatch


[00:52] Clue 1: In celebration of Pride month, we stay on theme and for this round choose the original SF gay neighborhood (No, it’s not The Castro).


[01:32] Clue 2: In 1962, the nation's first gay business association was founded in this neighborhood.


[02:05] Clue 3: The first official Pride parade in SF kicked off from this neighborhood in 1972 with 50,000 people in attendance.


[03:21] Clue 4: Besides gay bars and Pride parades, this neighborhood is home to a restaurant inside of an antique railcar, featured in the Bogart classic Dark Passage.


[03:23] Clue 5: To get to this neighborhood, approaching from the south you can walk a few blocks north-west from the Civic Center Station through the Tenderloin, or take the California street cable car to Van Ness.


[03:49] Clue 6: It has its own central commercial strip with a wide selection of independent shops and restaurants, home to Matt’s favorite French restaurant in the city.


[05:13] Clue 7: Due to gentrification, there have been some notable closures of well known LGBT establishments over the last few years.


[06:40] Clue 8: Concerned citizens from this neighborhood founded an organization that provides comprehensive housing, healthcare, employment, and education services to homeless youth from ages 12 to 24.


[07:26] Clue 9: It is sometimes described as a “microhood”. With just over 12,000 people within its borders, it also covers a relatively small area.


[08:23] Clue 10: This neighborhood’s name consists of only two words. The first is for the major neighborhood street named after our eleventh president and the second word comes from the fact that it runs over an old stream bed at the bottom of a sloped valley.


Tune in next week, when we reveal the answer to this weeks neighborhood!


Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode leave us a review on your favorite platform, tell your friends and don’t forget to join us again next week!