My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: A Day in the Life....Ended on the 50th Floor in San Francisco

A Day in the Life....Ended on the 50th Floor in San Francisco

Day 2 of searching for the perfect condo in San Francisco - one with water views, easy access to MUNI light rail, walk to the grocery store, and walk to Union Square in 20 minutes.

We started at the Beacon on King Street. The realtor's assistant David showed us two well appointed and organized 2 BRs very well done. Nothing spectacular, but well appointed.  My clients from China were very appreciative, but we had more to see.

We wanted an appointment at The Towers on King Street, right across the street from AT&T park, but the owners had just returned from Mexico, and the agent can't show the condo when the owners are there. Too bad. I love this building for its resort feel, and my clients loved the pictures of water views. I have a feeling the sellers could have had a sale there - 2BR with Den - just what they were looking for.

Then on to The Infinity on Spear Street. I love this building. I showed a number of units from this building a number of years ago to buyers from Hawaii, and the units had spectacular views and great floor plans. Unfortunately the unit we saw today, although a nice layout, was on a lower floor with nothing but views in to other nearby office buildings. For over $1 mil. Not worth it.

One Rincon HillNext, One Rincon Hill in South Beach. A number of years ago it would have been considered too far on the edge of downtown. But development South of Market has made it a more comfortable location, and as the tallest condo building in SF at 60 stories it presents quite an image. You can see the recently completed Millennium Tower  at 58 stories from here, closer to Market Street, but it is pricier, believe it or not - both in unit prices and HOA.

We looked at 2 - 2BR units on mid and high floors, and one 3BR. My clients fell in love with a 2BR on the 50th floor, with gorgeous Water and City views.

Next up for Tomorrow, finalizing preapproval or proof of funds and submitting an offer? Only time will tell. Or it could all disappear in a flash as my clients run out of time for their current US visit. Stay posted.....It's always an adventure in SF real estate.

* Photo of One Rincon Hill from


John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

Comment balloon 2 commentsJohn M. Scott • May 17 2011 01:23AM


Seems like you've given your clients quite a few options John...........hopefully today will be the day they decide to write an offer.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 7 years ago

Did you write that offer? It must be a pretty good day to have it end on the 50th floor.


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) over 7 years ago