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We’ve seen some fascinating things over the decades we’ve spent helping buyers and sellers buy and sell San Francisco real estate. Without revealing names, addresses, or other identifying details, this San Francisco real estate podcast pulls the curtain back just a bit to give you an inside look at San Francisco real estate purchases and sales. From the Mission to the Excelsior (where each of us sold our first homes) to Pacific Heights, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, South Beach and beyond, these are real San Francisco real estate stories.
Index of Episodes for Escrow Out Loud, San Francisco Real Estate Podcast
#55: Insuring My Right To Raise Dinosaurs?
Fri Oct 12 2018
Welcome to another episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast. Join us again this week for the second half of our discussion about title insurance when buying a home in San Francisco. We introduce title and escrow insurance in episode 53, Question That Answer.[00:21] Picking up where we left off in Episode 53 with items that are found on a title report, Britton begins with another example of a defect in title insurance: a mechanic’s lien. Britton introduces the idea of a m …
#54: Statistics of Doom? September 2018 San Francisco Real Estate Market Update
Sat Oct 06 2018 (21:41)
This week our San Francisco Real Estate podcast turns to the rearview mirror for a September 2018 market update.[00:45] There’s been chatter in the San Francisco property market about properties not receiving offers and price reductions returning to the marketplace. Does this mean that there is a market shift looming? Are these stories and anecdotes, or leading indicators of a looming market shift? We try and take some real estate market statistics from the San Francisco multiple listing service …
#53: Question That Answer, or: What We Think A Good Realtor Does
Fri Sep 28 2018 (15:29)
All About Title Insurance
Our San Francisco Real Estate podcast turns to title insurance and escrow this week, and to try and make a relatively dry topic a bit more interesting, we decide to do what we do every day for our clients – question that answer! But first, Matt looks in the mirror after a bad podcast performance and a quick review of our stats reveals how very popular game shows are. [00:54] With the Jargon Jeopardy episode being one of our most popular episodes, and us not wanting to get a letter from anyone’s …
#52: House Hunters
Fri Sep 21 2018 (14:12)
Our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, Escrow Out Loud, is at a major milestone: with 52 episodes we now have enough podcasts about San Francisco real estate for you to listen to one every week for an entire year!Verbal offers, llama trainers, no paperwork…today we talk about an American reality TV show called House Hunters. American reality TV is pretty realistic in terms of portraying real-world experiences, right? We discuss…[01:20] The premise of House Hunters US (there is also House Hun …
This week on our San Francisco real estate podcast Escrow Out Loud, we decide to play a game (since we recorded this edition on a holiday weekend).
After catching up on the market situation last week, we got to thinking about real estate statistics and how Realtors use and mis-use them. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we were inspired to chat about one of the most popular real estate statistics in San Francisco: price per square foot.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we chat about what has been happening in San Francisco real estate during the month of July.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we wrap up our conversation with David Milne, from Arch Home Inspection.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we continue our conversation with David Milne, from ARCH Home Inspection.
For most buyers, without previous experience in construction, knowing what to look out for when buying a property can be quite daunting. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk to David Milne from Arch Home Inspections about the importance of home inspection.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we are in one of San Francisco’s newest buildings, Stage 1075 which features 90 units. We talk to Eddy Skees about these affordable new homes and their thriving Market Street location.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we have a very special guest star! Leslie Appleton-Young, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the California Association of Realtors (CAR), joins us from her home base in Los Angeles to share some of the wisdom she’s known for as well as her great insights into the California real estate market.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we pick up where we left of last week for part 3 of our 3-part interview with Kevin and Pete.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we pick up where we left off last week for part 2 of our 3-part interview with Kevin and Pete. To catch up on part one check out our previous episode Avocado-Green Appliances and Faux Brick.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we interview our dear friends, long time clients and accomplished individuals in their own right, Kevin (from Sawyers Design) and Pete.
When a wealthy Nigerian man emails us asking for a million dollar loan, we can safely assume we are being scammed. But not all scams are as easy to spot. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about online scams and fraud.
What makes a bedroom? A bed? A closet? A window? This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about the requirements that a room needs to meet to be considered a bedroom.
Prices are up, volume is down, buyers are exhuasted and sellers are…? A smaller pie can cause some awful table manners, and all of this is causing some agents to behave very badly indeed. Welcome to this week’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast.
For the last three months just about all anybody has been talking about in San Francisco is the upcoming mayoral election. So naturally, this week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about politics!
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we pick up where we left of last week for part 2 of Matt’s interview with Britton’s Mum Micki.
Britton’s mum Micki joins us this week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast. Similarly to Matt’s parents, Micki and her husband Bill moved across the country on several occasions to explore interesting opportunities at work. In part one of Matt’s interview with Micki, she shares their home ownership journey from Marin to Austin and all the adventures in between.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we pick up where we left off last week for part 2 of Matt’s interview with his dad.
Last week Matt’s mum joined him on the podcast and shared her real estate experiences with us. Every story, like every real estate purchase or sale we’ve been a part of, has at least two sides – and often a lot more! This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, Matt talks with his dad to get another perspective on their family’s experiences buying and selling homes over the decades.
A house in Idaho, a house in Colorado, a house in Michigan, and a house in New Mexico! Matt’s parents’, (the Fullers) home journey of the Wests: Northwest, Midwest, and Southwest. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, Matt interviews his mom about her real estate experiences from the first 1977 property purchase to the present home.
Amazing shoe collections, a toilet in a closet, and steel reinforced doors are just some of the unusual things we see in this business. Some amazing, others…not so much. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we focus on the things we wish we could un-see.
Britton, Britney, Britanny? What’s in a name…? This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about some commonly mispronounced place names in San Francisco, many of which have been named after notable people.
This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we wrap-up our first podcast visit to the San Francisco home of our past clients, Josh and Carlos.
We continue the interview with our first guests by picking up the tour in the downstairs area, where Josh and Carlos did an incredible job tidying up the space for various creative endeavors.
We travel to Shivering Heights, San Francisco to talk with past clients Josh and Carlos about buying and owning a San Francisco home.
Re-cleaning carpets, installing cabinets and adjusting tracks for closet doors. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we are talking about strange terms in contracts that we’ve either received or written or heard about before!
A deal is a deal and an agreement is an agreement, right? Last week we talked about ‘real houses’ and the trend that sees developers building more condos in the city. So, this week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we thought we would talk about new construction commission agreements in San Francisco.
Happy New Year everyone! This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we start off the year with an interesting question: what makes something a ‘real house’? Recently Britton discovered that, according to some, the home she has been living in for the past decade + isn’t a “real” home. Apparently, the only “real” home is a completely detached stand-alone, single-family house?
While during this festive time of the year many of us are taking the time to be with our loved ones and think about all the things we are grateful for, for some, the holidays can be an especially challenging time of year. Most people know about the big national projects such as the SPCA and Best Friends etc., but there are a lot of great causes to consider right here in San Francisco. So, with that in mind, this week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we go through just a few of the local charities that we love and have worked with in the past.
That’s a wrap!
2017 has been an eye-opening, crazy, intense year. And, while opening a brokerage was not on our to-do list at the start of the year, it ended up being a real highlight of the year for us!
‘Tis the season, but is it the season to buy a home? On this week’s episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about timing and if there is such a thing as the perfect time to buy or sell a house.
How do San Francisco home buyers go about choosing a neighborhood to live in? One of the things we love about San Francisco is that each neighborhood is unique with its own particular character and feel. Choosing a place that feels right can be a very subjective process. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about a few of our favorite streets, and how those thoughts might help you consider your priorities when choosing a place to call home.
Small rooms, smaller closets, chamber pots and formal dining rooms. Welcome to another episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast. On this week’s Thanksgiving episode we talk about houses and house styles!
Britton, I Need A Man To Sell My House. Or, sexism in real estate.
A legend exists in San Francisco about a secret, tree-lined, magical area of affordable houses. Off-market homes for sale in San Francisco – opportunity or offal? Personally, we don’t know of any magical place with easily affordable San Franciscso real estate, but we sure wish we did. Welcome to another episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast. This week we talk about non-MLS (Multiple Listing Service) listings and finding off-market homes for sale. Join Matt and Britton as they guide us through some of the pitfalls to avoid when searching for that perfect property!
Pets in condos. Cats. Chinchillas. Iguanas. Dogs. San Francisco is, after all, rumored to have more dogs than children. What happens when dangerous animals roam the halls? Or when innocent Fido gets heavier than the building weight limit? This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about a subject that’s near and dear to a lot of people’s hearts – pets and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s).
A Realtor in San Francisco is required to present each and every offer received on the property, right? Well, not exactly. While a seller can absolutely be discriminating in the review of offers, they may not discriminate on an illegal basis. This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about offers.
Loyalty, confidentiality and the exercise of the utmost care are just a few of our duties to our clients, what are some others? This week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about one of the most important, and at the same time least understood, concepts in real estate – agency relationships.
Should you walk into an open house and ask the agent standing there to write an offer for you? That’s the heart of this week’s episode. But first… Matt and Britton have started a new real estate brokerage, Jackson Fuller Real Estate! Congrats to Matt and Britton for their new San Francisco real estate offices in the Westfield at 845 Market St., Suite 450. Unfortunately, in his excitement to move into the new offices, Matt messed up and armed the wrong mic when recording this podcast episode. Our amazing audio engineer did his best, but we apologize Matt sounds so distant.
Welcome to Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco real estate podcast! In previous episodes we’ve touched on some interesting behavior from clients, but what happens when agents themselves are behaving badly? In what might become a recurring theme, welcome to this edition of Agents Behaving Badly! After listening to Episode 4 – Bye Felicia about a bad BMR listing agent some delightful clients reminded us of another property situation which was a prime example of an agent behaving badly.
September 27, 2017
Private showings. Open Houses. When a buyer is ready to buy, they obviously want to see homes. What happens in homes across San Francisco during private showings? Generally, nothing of note. But every now and again, something unexpected does happen.
September 20, 2017
How are open houses in San Francisco different to other markets? In this episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we talk about how open houses in a seller’s market such as San Francisco – really do – sell houses. Open houses do more than just sell homes in SF – take a few minutes and listen in to what unexpected bonuses open homes can provide!
September 13, 2017
Above a Bar? In the middle of an industrial neighborhood? Off a lobby? Through a garage? What are some of the weirder places you would live? Is hiring a crane to move your furniture in a deal breaker? Give a San Franciscan a little bit of space, and pretty soon you’ll have a pretty awesome home. San Franciscan’s are creative urban dwellers, and we chat about a few of the more challenging places and spaces where people live in San Francisco.
September 6, 2017
Cash changes everything. Why do sellers like cash offers? If all sales are all-cash to the seller at the end of the day (one of Britton’s least favorite sayings), what’s the difference? In this episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we look at all cash offers for San Francisco homes. From the dynamics of an individual purchase to the way a competitive market changes in response to cash offers: cash changes everything. Here’s a 2012 blog post we wrote about how cash changes everything for everyone as well.
August 30, 2017
In this episode – Elevators! As a little kid, Matt wasn’t much of a fan of elevators. As a little person, he still isn’t. City life is a vertical life here in San Francisco, and every broker’s tour or property tour involves lots of stairs and typically a few elevators. From historic old buildings with accordion-style safety gates that you latch yourself, to the most modern of elevators that whisk you to the stars so quickly your ears will pop! Hop on, this episode of Escrow Out Loud is going up!
August 24, 2017
In this episode – It’s About Time! Time is of the essence, and weekends and holidays count! A real estate offer has two basic components – price and terms. OTime is one of the most important terms in a real estate offer, and timing is to the offer process as location is to the actual home. In other words, while life in your new home might be all about location, location, location, making a deal happen (or not happen) it often about timing, timing, and timing!
August 16, 2017
When your frame of reference is a boat, homes in San Francisco appear generously sized.
August 9, 2017
A strange tale that involves a deed restricted “below market rate” home, an out-of-area agent, and an asset manager.
July 28, 2017
No, but it’s hard to describe something you can’t explain.
June 21, 2017
May 3, 2017
The story of Britton’s first sale.
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