My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: The Great Pacific Ocean

The Great Pacific Ocean

I had a Broker Price Opinion to do today, out on San Francisco's Great Highway. I don't get out to the Pacific Ocean very often - it's just too darn cold a lot of the time, and often foggy. Luckily today was a bright, sunny day.

So after getting the photos that give me a good sense of the building for the BPO, I took a short walk across the Great Highway and in to the Ice Plant covered sand dunes  that border Ocean Beach. I was rewarded with the most beautiful DEEP BLUE. Take a look.

Pacific Ocean

A look to the South.

Pacific Ocean

A look to the North with Cliff House in the distance.

Pacific Ocean

And a different look at the City, and Sutro Tower, from the WEST.

Sutro Tower


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 15 commentsJohn M. Scott • July 22 2011 09:41PM


Absolutely gorgeous John..............looks like a perfect day at the beach.

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

Wow, I think I will apply for BPO's in SF, I never get any really great vistas when I do BPO's here in Atlanta like that, thanks for sharing it was beautiful.

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) almost 7 years ago

With such beautiful pictures I expected to see film speed, f-stop and a whole paragraph of technical photographer's information.  Great day for a BPO.

Posted by Richard Riley, CDPE, I.R.E.S. (RE/MAX Properties SW) almost 7 years ago

Well, I think you had a "take your breath away" moment!  or two!  Absolutely beautiful John!

Posted by Laura S. Baker, Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc (First Weber Inc) almost 7 years ago

When it's clear and sunny it is georgous.....unfortunately that's not the norm!!  BEAUTIFUL today!!!!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) almost 7 years ago

Gorgeous pictures! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.  Glad to know the Pacific is still there, too.  Haven't seen it in a while!  ;-]

Posted by Ed Gillespie almost 7 years ago

Thanks everyone! That's the benefit of living in SF. Every now and then, through the course of my usual day, I find myself just steps away from something beautiful. All it takes is a little extra time to take it all in!

Oh, and Richard, it's just a simple Sony Cybershot10.1.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) almost 7 years ago

The Pacific is beautiful.  I live just minutes from the Atlantic and she is quite beautiful herself.  I visit her often and I should bring a camera and share.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) almost 7 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!  Hey, I think we have the same camera - I know it is a Sony Cybershot.  (I am pretty sure, anyway).  Great minds think alike, right?  ;-)

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) almost 7 years ago

You should share Liz. I hope to be out there again on a sunny day when the kite surfers are out. It's a really colorful sight.

Oh yes, Susan. The camera is so easy to use and fits in a pocket. I have bigger, more expensive SLRs, but they just sit in the drawer.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) almost 7 years ago

Wow, that is a lot of blue.  It doesn't look like that down here.  Are you sure that is the Pacific?

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) almost 7 years ago

I know Jane. Doesn't usually look like that here! It was an awsome chance of fate. Just goes to show you always need to be ready for that special look, that one special chance...

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) almost 7 years ago

We have an Ocean Beach here, too, but it doesn't look anything like that! Our Ocean Beach is pretty much built up into a suburban beach.

Posted by EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat (Russel Ray Photos) almost 7 years ago

Oh but Eric, the weather is much better where you're at. The views I took are usually shrouded in fog, and I'm wearing a warm coat!

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) almost 7 years ago

Gorgeous photos John!  Friday was definitely the day for the beach.  :-)

Posted by David Ames, San Francisco (Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco) almost 7 years ago