SF Gate Sound Off: Being Safe While Touring Properties

06 Feb

SF Gate Sound Off: Being Safe While Touring Properties

Interview with Jordan Quinn, SF Gate

I’ve had the pleasure of being a long-time contributor to Jordan Quinn’s weekly Sunday column, “Sound Off” in SF Gate, and here’s my latest on how to be safe while touring properties in San Francisco.

Check out the full article and see what other industry professionals have to say, including Kathleen Daly and Lisa Lange (Coldwell Banker) and Logan Link (Sotheby’s International Realty).

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Being safe while touring properties is paramount, especially in San Francisco. Both buyers and agents should research each other before meeting at a property. Make sure your agent has the right credentials and stellar reviews. Tell a friend if you are seeing properties after dark.

The term “safe neighborhood” in San Francisco can be subjective. Some of the most popular neighborhoods in the city — e.g. SOMA, The Mission, Bernal Heights — have completely different vibes at night. Women, especially, should be aware of their own comfort levels and communicate these needs to their agent.

**Buyer tip: Perform due diligence on your potential home’s neighborhood by visiting the area late at night. Bring a friend, park on the street and walk to the local restaurant, bar or store from your new potential home, paying attention to how many people are out at night and how safe you feel.

As always, if you need advice or have questions about San Francisco neighborhoods, just ask me!!

John Solaegui, Paragon Real Estate Group
 jsolaegui@paragon-re.com (415) 738-7232
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