My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: All In A Day's Work - San Francisco Nob Hill Landmarks

All In A Day's Work - San Francisco Nob Hill Landmarks

All In A Day's Work - San Francisco Nob Hill Landmarks

I knew this Friday was going to be a crazy day. It all started out with photos for a few BPO's, one on Nob Hill on Powell Street just down from the intersection of the two Cable Car lines. And the other out in more suburban Lake Shore neighborhood. Then some time in the office and off to Vallejo, CA to save a listing for the office, another Short Sale. I got stuck in commute traffic - took me 2.5 hours to drive 40 miles....thank God for Satellite Radio and Spa jazz music to keep me calm.

But back to Nob Hill. I was a little put off having to drive all the way downtown for this BPO, and parking is non-existent in the area of Powell and California. And double parking is impossible, no parking on Powell Street because of the Cable Car line. And the side streets are narrow one lane. But I found a place to park on California Street right by Grace Cathedral. As soon as I was parked there was a woman telling me her sad story of running out of gas and being lost in the City. I gave her $2 just to get her to go away. And I walked to take the BPO photos. Ignorant of my surroundings.

On the walk back i saw a lot of tourists taking photos, and thought to myself - look where you are John. This is a magnificent area. So I started taking pictures and exploring a bit. Following are some photos to share.

Hotel Mark Hopkins - Top of the Mark

Hotel Mark Hopkins























The Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont Hotel














The Flood Mansion - one ofthe few that survived

the 1906 Fire. Now the elite Pacific Union Club

Pacific Union Club














Fountain in Huntington Park

Huntington Park























Grace Cathedral - You read about it in

Tales of the City

Grace Cathedral



























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 4 commentsJohn M. Scott • September 17 2011 01:19AM


Thank god you are busy and have lots to do.  Many of the Realtors have nothing to do or have quit the business..

Posted by Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team (Elite Home Sales Team OC) over 7 years ago

You've been a busy boy..........great photos John especially like the Flood Mansion.

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

John, Thanks for sharing the pictures in this post. That is some amazing architecture and I'm glad you found some calm in the storm to appreciate it. :)

Posted by Alan Adamo, Your Huntington Beach REALTORĀ® (Westline Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I learned one thing...I'll never drive East from Sf at 5pm ever again.

Yeah Roger, the Flood mansion sits at the very Top of Nob Hill, surrounded by the Fairmont, the Mark Hopkins, Huntington Park, a number of grand apartment buildings, Grace Cathedral and the Masonic Center. But the Flood mansion is totally unique in its own.

Alan, it is amazing that so many famous San Francisco landmarks are there, along a 3 block walk on California St.

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