My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: A Beautiful Day in Outer Parkside

A Beautiful Day in Outer Parkside

A Beautiful Day in Outer Parkside

Today was a good day to visit my new listing in Outer Parkside and put up a For Sale sign. Usually we have a company plant a post but in this case it is easier just to mount it on the front gate. I was halfway there and realized I didn't bring my camera.

2186 43rd Ave For Sale San FranciscoBut wait, I have my iPhone! I already have pictures, but today is a sunny day and the sun is in the right place for a better picture. The iPhone takes great quality photos at 3264 x 2448 pixels. And with iCloud they're waiting for me on my computer when I get home! How cool is that.

For more on the details of this listing follow this link: 2186-43rd Ave.

After I put up the sign I rang the doorbell  and of course it was insisted that I come up and stay awhile. They're an elderly couple and this is hard on them. I love talking with them. The stories they tell and the history they've been through are fascinating to hear. I'm enjoying this.

On my way home I looked in the rear view mirror and saw the Pacific Ocean.  Immediately I turned around and whipped out the iPhone. Viola! A beautiful Day in the Parkside.

Ocean Beach San Francisco



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 25 commentsJohn M. Scott • April 14 2012 03:35PM


Looks like today was beautiful all over the country! Great day for all listings to be driven by and looked at.

Posted by Michael Maynard, "Welcome Home!" (New Neighbors Realty) almost 7 years ago

Today WAS beautiful here in SF... great photo and much luck with the listing... here's to a quick sale :)

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) almost 7 years ago

The iPhone does take good pictures, it's just me who does not take very good photos. I would like to learn more about how to make so-so rooms and exteriors look better--just with lenses and angles and things.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) almost 7 years ago

Very nice pictures John.   San Francisco is such a beautiful city.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor. (Century 21 M&M - 209-404-0816) almost 7 years ago

John, It was a beautiful day in San Francisco!  After that horrific storm the other night ... lightening and thunder like we have not had in a long time.  Too bad my son did not get to enjoy the beautiful day in the City ... he is in Sonora this weekend. Great photos!  Congrats on the Feature!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 7 years ago

A very sunny day here in So. New Hampshire.  I hope the weathher is great everywhere.  Prayers to those in in Middle of the country.. keep those tornados away!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 7 years ago

Won't you be MY neighbor?! Nice house! Hope for a quick sale!


Love and light,


Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 7 years ago


Hope it is a quick sale.  Iphones take great pictures and they are so easy to put on facebook or where ever.  It was nice to have a sunny day, but I really enjoyed the thunder and lightening we had Thursday.  Being a native Californian, having thunderstorms of that magnitude is a novelty.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 7 years ago

I love the power of technology that we have at our finger tips!  I use my phone daily for running video tours of homes, taking photos, and staying connected with loved ones.  Amazing scenery at your new listing!  Congratulations!

Posted by Jennie Miller, PLLC, AZ Broker - Real Estate Services 480-382-9681 (Buy/Sell/Rent Your Home in Phoenix Metro Area) almost 7 years ago
Today was indeed beautiful, wasn't it John. Such a nice change after all the rain last week. Hope we see you on Tuesday at the Meet Up!!
Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Michael, glad it was indeed a beautiful day!

Thank you Peggy, this elderly couple needs to sell in order to pay for the next step in their live - assisted living care at Atria. I'm hoping for the best for them.

Melissa, I'm still getting used to all that the iPhone can do. Today was just another test.

It is a beautiful place Jim. Even the West Side that most tourists never hear about. Especially on a nice sunny day!

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

Kathleen, my last post was about the thunderstorms. Truly incredible time. I've been to Sonora - nice place. I can't believe I finally got Featured! Never happened before. The AR gods must be smiling on me today. A gold star at last....

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

Hey John~Back in the day when I sold real estate working with the elderly was always a hoot for me. Like you, I loved to hear their stories.

Have an AWESOME evening!


Posted by Michael S. Bolton, MN Appraiser (Michael S. Bolton,Inc.) almost 7 years ago

Always a treat to see photos of San Francisco. Nice location for a listing. Hope it sells quickly.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) almost 7 years ago

Beautiful day in San Francisco, and I love that you visited with the elderly couple, I'm sure they appreciated your time.  You're a good man!

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

John, your iPhone saved the day. Pretty nice photos for a Smartphone. Good luck with the listing.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 7 years ago

The fact that you can take out your phone and snap a way has got to be respected. Go back a hundred think what took place...fantastic to say the least...thank you for sharing here

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 7 years ago

We are experiencing some terrific weather here in NYC also right now, sounds like you had a great day. 

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Yes Joan, very nice to have sunny weather, especially after the thunder and lighting the night before.

Thank you Laura. I hope the neighbors know someone who wants to live there!

We have to enjoy the weather when we can Evelyn. Never know what's coming next.

Jennie, I'm still getting used to all that the iPhone can do. What fun!

Thanks Karen. My schedule is a little tight this coming week. Just not sure.

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

Some of my most rewarding times with clients are when selling the family home Michael.

Jon, San Francisco's west side has a lot of history. And the ocean always makes for great photos.

Roger, this couple is always ready for a visit, and they have a lot to tell.

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

Michael, Richie, I really like the fact that the photos automatically end up on my computerat home. That was a big step forward in technology!

Morgan, I did - hope you have a great day too.

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

We are having beautiful weather in Central PA too.  I only take pictures on my phone for my personal use, when it's a litsing, I use someone else - who is better! :)

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) almost 7 years ago


Yesterday was a beautiful days. I should have taken pictures with my iphone too, but I was busy enjoying rare afternoon walks on the beach with my dogs, my partner Gary and my visiting brother. Wish I did because there were so many kite boarders on the beach, the sky was filled with colorful kites.

Anyway...check this out. App to add wide angle lens to the iphone/ipad


Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) almost 7 years ago

John ... Thanks for your local post about a beautiful day in Parkside.

I like to know geography of where people are on localism activities.  For those of us who don't know or remember San Francisco well, please consider telling us where Parkside is and how far that might be from the Bay Bridge, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, etc.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) almost 7 years ago

Joy, iPhone photos are only as good as the lighting. Exterior photos are fantastic! In terior photos need a flash. So then the camera is required.

Pacita, I'm just beginning to get used to the idea that i can take photos wherever I am. Totally new concept for me. Sometimes when I'm driving over the golden gate or some such place I wish I had something to just record the wonders I am looking at live! Thanks for the link to the app - I need to try it out.

Harrison, thanks for the comment. Parkside is on San Francisco's west side, by the Pacific Ocean. Below Golden Gate Park. It can be a very cold and foggy place when SF is in the fog, but on sunny days it can't be beat!

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