Escrow Out Loud

Elevator phobias (#7), offer strategies (#15), leading real estate economists (#44), real estate jargon explained (#51), and only-in-San-Francisco stories (in every episode). Our podcast, Escrow Out Loud, is a little like driving around in a car with us between properties on a home tour.

Except it’s on your schedule. Listen anywhere, anytime:

 

 

 

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Episode Guide

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    [title] => What to Know About Market Activity in SF During Covid-19
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How's the market performing during covid 19?


With about five weeks of shelter-in-place, we take a look at what's happened to market activity in San Francisco.



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What to Know About Market Activity in SF During Covid-19

How's the market performing during covid 19?


With about five weeks of shelter-in-place, we take a look at what's happened to market activity in San Francisco.


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    [title] => What's Your Idea of a Virtual Tour?
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A look at virtual tours in the real estate industry during the SF shelter-in-place directive updated March 31, 2020.


The pertinent real estate guidance from that document is below:


Paragraph 13 Section f Paragraph x:


Service providers that enable residential transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including, but not limited to, real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies, 

  • provided that appointments and other residential viewings must only occur virtually or,
  • if a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit (except that in person visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence); 


  • What is a virtual tour?


  • Why can't I find information online about virtual tours?


  • What should I do to be ready for a virtual tour?




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What's Your Idea of a Virtual Tour?

A look at virtual tours in the real estate industry during the SF shelter-in-place directive updated March 31, 2020.


The pertinent real estate guidance from that document is below:


Paragraph 13 Section f Paragraph x:


Service providers that enable residential transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including, but not limited to, real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies, 

provided that appointments and other residential viewings must only occur virtually or,if a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit (except that in person visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence); 


What is a virtual tour?


Why can't I find information online about virtual tours?


What should I do to be ready for a virtual tour?



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    [title] => The End of Open Homes?
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    [desc] => Is Covid-19 the end of open homes in San Francisco? 

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The End of Open Homes?

Is Covid-19 the end of open homes in San Francisco?

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    [title] => Property Taxes Postponed
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The payment of the second installment of property taxes in San Francisco is delayed until May 4, 2020.


Then we go down the rabbit hole in search of how the due dates came to be, where May 4 comes from, and what is likely to happen between now and then.



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Property Taxes Postponed

The payment of the second installment of property taxes in San Francisco is delayed until May 4, 2020.


Then we go down the rabbit hole in search of how the due dates came to be, where May 4 comes from, and what is likely to happen between now and then.


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    [title] => Covid-19 & Changes to SF Real Estate Practices
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Monday, April 6, 2020


Our guest today is Kevin Birmingham, founder of Park North Real Estate, fellow SFAR past president, and all around good guy. He's also an incredibly sharp person with some of the most prescient insights into SF real estate.



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Covid-19 & Changes to SF Real Estate Practices

Monday, April 6, 2020


Our guest today is Kevin Birmingham, founder of Park North Real Estate, fellow SFAR past president, and all around good guy. He's also an incredibly sharp person with some of the most prescient insights into SF real estate.


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    [title] => Lending & Covid 19 with John Ebner
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    [desc] => Our guest today is John Ebner of Opes Advisors/Flagstar Bank. Join Matt for a discussion with mortgage industry leader John Ebner about Covid-19 and how it has changed lending for residential home buyers and borrowers. 

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Lending & Covid 19 with John Ebner

Our guest today is John Ebner of Opes Advisors/Flagstar Bank. Join Matt for a discussion with mortgage industry leader John Ebner about Covid-19 and how it has changed lending for residential home buyers and borrowers. 

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    [title] => Transactions in the Time of Covid-19
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Our guest today is Dan Hershkowitz, a local well known risk management guy who often shares his opinions and thoughts on social media. He joins us today to talk about some important items to think about when transacting real estate in the era of Covid-19.


All of the forms mentioned are available to licensed Realtor practitioners in the state of CA through zipforms.



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Transactions in the Time of Covid-19

Our guest today is Dan Hershkowitz, a local well known risk management guy who often shares his opinions and thoughts on social media. He joins us today to talk about some important items to think about when transacting real estate in the era of Covid-19.


All of the forms mentioned are available to licensed Realtor practitioners in the state of CA through zipforms.


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    [title] => What Listings Are Really Available?
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In this episode Matt explains how the hold status is being used during the Covid-19 shelter in place directive.


In addition, Matt explains the mis-match between properties that are displayed on websites and apps vs what properties are actually available.


Short story, shorter: Be in touch with your agent, and if you don't have one, we'd love to chat with you.



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What Listings Are Really Available?

In this episode Matt explains how the hold status is being used during the Covid-19 shelter in place directive.


In addition, Matt explains the mis-match between properties that are displayed on websites and apps vs what properties are actually available.


Short story, shorter: Be in touch with your agent, and if you don't have one, we'd love to chat with you.


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    [title] => Is Real Estate Brokerage an Essential Business?
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Is real estate an essential service during the mandatory shelter-in-place directive issued on March 16, 2020 in San Francisco county.


Links mentioned in show:


Federal Directive from DHS that is not binding (Mar 28, PDF)


SF list of essential businesses and exemptions


Open San Francisco city services


How you can volunteer during the shelter-in-place directive


SF Social Distancing Guidelines




#stayhome, #staysafe


In this episode we address the confusion about real estate's classification as an essential business.


The one situation I can imagine where it is okay to do business as a broker: if you have a court order to sell a home and want to livestream a tour with no one else present, go for it. Then remember that title companies are not open, appraisers and inspectors are not essential businesses for transactional activities, and if you can put that deal together and get it to closing while staying 6 feet away from everyone, I salute you and invite you on to the podcast to tell us all how you did it! 


Otherwise, stay home. If you are stuck at home and looking for ways to volunteer, the city has a page with links and suggestions to volunteer opportunities during the mandatory shelter-in-place directive. 


While the business of real estate is transacting business on behalf of our clients, my joy and meaning, and what has kept me in the real estate business, is the satisfaction of helping another person. While now is not the time to transact, it is absolutely the time to do whatever you are able to do to help our neighbors, both literally and figuratively.


Sitting still, much less staying home, is hard for all of us . I can’t wait to do business with you when the directive is lifted, and until then the best way to help everyone in San Francisco is to stay home and stay safe. 





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Is Real Estate Brokerage an Essential Business?

Is real estate an essential service during the mandatory shelter-in-place directive issued on March 16, 2020 in San Francisco county.


Links mentioned in show:


Federal Directive from DHS that is not binding (Mar 28, PDF)


SF list of essential businesses and exemptions


Open San Francisco city services


How you can volunteer during the shelter-in-place directive


SF Social Distancing Guidelines




#stayhome, #staysafe


In this episode we address the confusion about real estate's classification as an essential business.


The one situation I can imagine where it is okay to do business as a broker: if you have a court order to sell a home and want to livestream a tour with no one else present, go for it. Then remember that title companies are not open, appraisers and inspectors are not essential businesses for transactional activities, and if you can put that deal together and get it to closing while staying 6 feet away from everyone, I salute you and invite you on to the podcast to tell us all how you did it! 


Otherwise, stay home. If you are stuck at home and looking for ways to volunteer, the city has a page with links and suggestions to volunteer opportunities during the mandatory shelter-in-place directive. 


While the business of real estate is transacting business on behalf of our clients, my joy and meaning, and what has kept me in the real estate business, is the satisfaction of helping another person. While now is not the time to transact, it is absolutely the time to do whatever you are able to do to help our neighbors, both literally and figuratively.


Sitting still, much less staying home, is hard for all of us . I can’t wait to do business with you when the directive is lifted, and until then the best way to help everyone in San Francisco is to stay home and stay safe. 




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    [title] => Meet Malta?
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In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk to a special guest star, who has been solidly attached to the San Francisco scene since the 1970s; can you guess who they are?


[00:40] This is the first ever podcast our guest has ever been on. She is more used to 8-track tapes and cassette tapes.


[01:01] Our guest is perfectly proportioned; with a sunny outlook and open with her plan. Did Lizzo dedicate a song to her?


[01:53] One of the things that make her unique is her phenomenal outlook on nature.


[03:03] Is our guest trying to meet someone? A serial monogamist, she’s feeling a little empty lately. Sometimes it feels like she is tucked away, but really she’s perched above a canyon in the heart of everything.


[04:12] Our guest has a plan. Its open. It features a recently updated kitchen which just flows to the casual/formal dining. Vaulted ceilings, lots of light, and even a fireplace.


[05:45] Let's play a three question game for the listeners who still need a couple more clues to figure out who our guests is!


[06:49] Our guests facade seems modern and recently updated. How much work has been done on her, exactly?


[07:24] Her number is 495292, so put those digits in the San Francisco MLS or your favourite real estate app. She is open on Sundays or by an appointment.


[07:55] With a lovely perspective both eastern and western, she can feel a little insulated from outside noise.


[08:31] How can we find our guest and learn more? 82 Malta Drive is the address, you can find her online at homeonmalta.com to see her photo album.


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!



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Meet Malta?

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk to a special guest star, who has been solidly attached to the San Francisco scene since the 1970s; can you guess who they are?


[00:40] This is the first ever podcast our guest has ever been on. She is more used to 8-track tapes and cassette tapes.


[01:01] Our guest is perfectly proportioned; with a sunny outlook and open with her plan. Did Lizzo dedicate a song to her?


[01:53] One of the things that make her unique is her phenomenal outlook on nature.


[03:03] Is our guest trying to meet someone? A serial monogamist, she’s feeling a little empty lately. Sometimes it feels like she is tucked away, but really she’s perched above a canyon in the heart of everything.


[04:12] Our guest has a plan. Its open. It features a recently updated kitchen which just flows to the casual/formal dining. Vaulted ceilings, lots of light, and even a fireplace.


[05:45] Let's play a three question game for the listeners who still need a couple more clues to figure out who our guests is!


[06:49] Our guests facade seems modern and recently updated. How much work has been done on her, exactly?


[07:24] Her number is 495292, so put those digits in the San Francisco MLS or your favourite real estate app. She is open on Sundays or by an appointment.


[07:55] With a lovely perspective both eastern and western, she can feel a little insulated from outside noise.


[08:31] How can we find our guest and learn more? 82 Malta Drive is the address, you can find her online at homeonmalta.com to see her photo album.


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!


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    [title] => Meet Kevin Birmingham
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In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk to Kevin Birmingham, owner of Park North Real Estate. Kevin Birmingham and Matt Fuller both started in SF real estate around the same time (a long, long time ago) and over the years an unlikely friendship has developed. Matt and Kevin served together on the Board of Directors for the SF Real Estate Board, with Kevin serving as 2018 President and Matt as 2017 President. Join us for a great conversation with one of San Francisco real estate's most independent voices.


[00:21] Park North Real Estate is one of San Francisco’s newest independent brokerages. Kevin takes us through why he decided to start his own brokerage. Also, how did its name come to be?


[04:15] Kevin is a rare creature. He is a San Francisco native, growing up on the westside of San Francisco in the West Portal neighborhood, although at the time it was just called "The Sunset." Kevin talks a bit about what it was like back then and how the city he knew has moved to Colma.


[07:53] Matt asks Kevin for some San Francisco real estate predictions for this year. There are a lot of people with money coming to San Francisco. Kevin explains this seems to be a worldwide phenomenon; people are flocking to the big cities.


[10:20] We chat about the ‘08-’09 drop in real estate. Those were hard times. While this is not what we are seeing now, are we going to be seeing more reasonable prices in San Francisco?


[12:30] When the stock market takes a hit, the real estate market starts looking more like a safer investment. You have to look long term, however.


[14:01] Why you should never try to buy at the bottom of the market and sell at the height of the market? Kevin explains his take on the seasonal cycle of real estate.


[15:50] Is Kevin a San Franciscan, or a janitor? (on a side note, we adore his wife!)


[16:59] San Francisco is a place where you can be anything you want, so Matt asks why Kevin chose to be a realtor?


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 for our next episode!



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Meet Kevin Birmingham

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk to Kevin Birmingham, owner of Park North Real Estate. Kevin Birmingham and Matt Fuller both started in SF real estate around the same time (a long, long time ago) and over the years an unlikely friendship has developed. Matt and Kevin served together on the Board of Directors for the SF Real Estate Board, with Kevin serving as 2018 President and Matt as 2017 President. Join us for a great conversation with one of San Francisco real estate's most independent voices.


[00:21] Park North Real Estate is one of San Francisco’s newest independent brokerages. Kevin takes us through why he decided to start his own brokerage. Also, how did its name come to be?


[04:15] Kevin is a rare creature. He is a San Francisco native, growing up on the westside of San Francisco in the West Portal neighborhood, although at the time it was just called "The Sunset." Kevin talks a bit about what it was like back then and how the city he knew has moved to Colma.


[07:53] Matt asks Kevin for some San Francisco real estate predictions for this year. There are a lot of people with money coming to San Francisco. Kevin explains this seems to be a worldwide phenomenon; people are flocking to the big cities.


[10:20] We chat about the ‘08-’09 drop in real estate. Those were hard times. While this is not what we are seeing now, are we going to be seeing more reasonable prices in San Francisco?


[12:30] When the stock market takes a hit, the real estate market starts looking more like a safer investment. You have to look long term, however.


[14:01] Why you should never try to buy at the bottom of the market and sell at the height of the market? Kevin explains his take on the seasonal cycle of real estate.


[15:50] Is Kevin a San Franciscan, or a janitor? (on a side note, we adore his wife!)


[16:59] San Francisco is a place where you can be anything you want, so Matt asks why Kevin chose to be a realtor?


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 for our next episode!


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    [title] => A Bridge (Loan) To Your Next Home
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In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we are talking about bridge loans with our special guest from Opes Advisers, sales manager and senior loan advisor Tracy Andreini.

[00:40] A lot of people think about selling their property at this time of year. The nice thing about bridge loans is that they make it possible for people to buy their next home allowing them to move out and stage their house for sale.

[01:04] We have been working with Opes for over a decade now. Tracy tells us a little bit about Opes Advisers and her background. She also explains what a bridge loan is and what are some of its major benefits.

[06:24] One feature of bridge loans is that they are short term loans, typically having a term of only six months.

[07:21] Another feature is that with a bridge loan there are no monthly payments. The only out of pocket costs are the 3% initial deposit and closing costs. Tracy explains how this works.

[09:12] The interest rates on a bridge loan are time plus 2.5. Currently this would be 7.25%.

[10:18] What is the difference between a bridge loan and a regular equity line? Tracy goes over some issues with a HELOC that you don’t get with a bridge loan.

[13:32] If anyone has more questions or wishes to apply for a bridge loan Tracy recommends getting in touch with her on her cell-phone.

[14:00] Tracy talks about appraisals required for a bridge loan. What is different to the normal process that’s good to be aware of?

[15:38] As we learned earlier a bridge loan is a six month product and this is sufficient for a large majority of cases. But what happens when the six month period goes by and the house has still not sold? Are there extensions given?

[17:18] Most people are not aware of this product but it takes a lot of anxiety and pressure away.

[18:38] Matt wraps up with a quick summary of points covered today!

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!



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A Bridge (Loan) To Your Next Home

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we are talking about bridge loans with our special guest from Opes Advisers, sales manager and senior loan advisor Tracy Andreini.

[00:40] A lot of people think about selling their property at this time of year. The nice thing about bridge loans is that they make it possible for people to buy their next home allowing them to move out and stage their house for sale.

[01:04] We have been working with Opes for over a decade now. Tracy tells us a little bit about Opes Advisers and her background. She also explains what a bridge loan is and what are some of its major benefits.

[06:24] One feature of bridge loans is that they are short term loans, typically having a term of only six months.

[07:21] Another feature is that with a bridge loan there are no monthly payments. The only out of pocket costs are the 3% initial deposit and closing costs. Tracy explains how this works.

[09:12] The interest rates on a bridge loan are time plus 2.5. Currently this would be 7.25%.

[10:18] What is the difference between a bridge loan and a regular equity line? Tracy goes over some issues with a HELOC that you don’t get with a bridge loan.

[13:32] If anyone has more questions or wishes to apply for a bridge loan Tracy recommends getting in touch with her on her cell-phone.

[14:00] Tracy talks about appraisals required for a bridge loan. What is different to the normal process that’s good to be aware of?

[15:38] As we learned earlier a bridge loan is a six month product and this is sufficient for a large majority of cases. But what happens when the six month period goes by and the house has still not sold? Are there extensions given?

[17:18] Most people are not aware of this product but it takes a lot of anxiety and pressure away.

[18:38] Matt wraps up with a quick summary of points covered today!

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!


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    [title] => To Stage, Or Not to Stage
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In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we have a very special guest star: our friend and client Kay.

[00:44] Kay shares a little of her background with us. We also learn how she came to buy her lovely house in Burlingame almost forty years ago which was almost brand new at the time.


[03:46] Other than the perfect location, the two other features that made Kay fall in love with the house were the easy upkeep and the huge closets!

[05:24] This summer we accidentally found her second dream home, so we needed to get Kay’s home in Burlingame on the market fast. Kay explains it was a challenge of getting her home ready for sale while still living in it.


[07:14] Initially, we tried to sell Kay’s house as is, with all her furniture but didn't have much luck. We then moved Kay out, revamped and staged the house before trying again. What was the second process like in comparison to the first time around?


[09:29] The unique thing about selling a house is the emotional component that comes with it. After all the renovations Kay’s home was completely transformed. Did it hurt her feelings having to do this or was it exciting?


[14:30] The house was put on the market the second time and this time it sold within ten days, over asking price. Looking back on all of the drama, was it all worth it?


[15:09] Interestingly, after looking at numerous properties, the new house Kay ended up buying was also staged. What advice does she have for anyone considering selling their place while still living in it?


[16:46] While selling a home is a very emotional process, the aim is to make as much money as possible. To achieve this, it needs to look as good as possible.


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!



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To Stage, Or Not to Stage

In today’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we have a very special guest star: our friend and client Kay.

[00:44] Kay shares a little of her background with us. We also learn how she came to buy her lovely house in Burlingame almost forty years ago which was almost brand new at the time.


[03:46] Other than the perfect location, the two other features that made Kay fall in love with the house were the easy upkeep and the huge closets!

[05:24] This summer we accidentally found her second dream home, so we needed to get Kay’s home in Burlingame on the market fast. Kay explains it was a challenge of getting her home ready for sale while still living in it.


[07:14] Initially, we tried to sell Kay’s house as is, with all her furniture but didn't have much luck. We then moved Kay out, revamped and staged the house before trying again. What was the second process like in comparison to the first time around?


[09:29] The unique thing about selling a house is the emotional component that comes with it. After all the renovations Kay’s home was completely transformed. Did it hurt her feelings having to do this or was it exciting?


[14:30] The house was put on the market the second time and this time it sold within ten days, over asking price. Looking back on all of the drama, was it all worth it?


[15:09] Interestingly, after looking at numerous properties, the new house Kay ended up buying was also staged. What advice does she have for anyone considering selling their place while still living in it?


[16:46] While selling a home is a very emotional process, the aim is to make as much money as possible. To achieve this, it needs to look as good as possible.


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!


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    [title] => Listing Photos: What You Need to Know When Buying or Selling
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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!



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

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.


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    [title] => Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 8
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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!

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Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 8

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!


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    [title] => Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 7
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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!

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Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 7

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!


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    [title] => Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 6
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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!



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Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 6

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!


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    [title] => Welcome to 2100 Market St. 
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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.





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Welcome to 2100 Market St.

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.




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    [title] => Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 5
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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!



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Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 5

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!


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    [title] => Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 4
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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!



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Are You Smarter Than A Realtor: Round 4

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!


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