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Laura Vincenti Joins the AFI Team!

We are pleased to announce that Laura Vincenti has joined the AFI Team this month. As a small Real Estate boutique, that has served the San Francisco South Beach corner for over 20 years, we take pleasure in finding unique individuals who carry our passion for building positive and long lasting relationships with clients.

To find our more about our newest member go to the AFI Team page or stop in the office for a safe, socially distant, visit!

Check out her bio here!

50 Lansing Unit 101 gives you two points of access!

This 1 Bd 1 Ba, plus den, is now on the market and ready for ownership! With the convenience of two entries, a nice patio, and an upstairs rooftop entertainment area with BBQ, you will feel like you have all the space you need!

50 Lansing Unit 101 – More info!

50 Lansing 101 Coming Soon

50 Lansing unit 101 is coming to the market soon. In a beautiful European-esque alley, you will enjoy the private entrance, the exclusive calm, and the personal patio.

2021, Gratitude And Peace

2020  challenged all of us. Through all the volatility and ambiguity you were there for us.

The AFI Team adapted in the most difficult of circumstances to serve our neighbours’ but we could not have done it without your loyalty. 

We are grateful and fortunate to be a part of the Greater South Beach and all of San Francisco. 
I wish you and your loved ones the best of all life has to offer, and an amazing 2021 full of health. 

Just Listed 11 Kronquist SF

Coming Soon!!

219 Brannan Unit 16J coming soon! Live everyday with a beautiful view that fills you with joy and peace!

View the property here or call Yuliya Kutsopey at 415.602.7172 to set up a private showing!

250 King Street, Unit 700

A beautiful unit at the Beacon is available for sale! Stunning views will make all the difference when you are spending your days at home working or enjoying the day off!

Click here for more information or call Yuliya Kutsopey @ 415.602.7172

WITH ALL THAT’S GOING ON, CAN I STILL SELL MY HOME?

Yes! The real estate industry is well prepared for virtual marketing which includes 3D Videos, floor plans, photos, and online platforms. Serious buyers, especially in this market, are well accustomed to receiving information digitally, and understand that most of the data needed to evaluate a real estate purchase can be provided in that format.  Nothing can fully replace the experience of physically touring a property, and that part of the process will doubtless return, but the truth is that buyers’ awareness of available properties and sorting through those to narrow the search online had already changed the way real estate is sold before restrictions on physical property showings came into being.  Real estate professionals have adapted to this new environment, as have their associations (California Association of Realtors and county associations).  AFI Real Estate is ready to market your property utilizing all the tools available.  In fact, over several years many of our investor clients living outside the United States bought and sold properties they had never visited, based not only on images we were able to convey (much improved recently), but also on the reliable analysis we were able to provide, and the trust we earned by performance.
Now all participants in residential sales are becoming familiar and quite comfortable with closing transactions in the era of social distancing.
Our local buyers feel secure, and they are employed. Most properties are sold to local buyers. We take our time to qualify every buyer and there is no time wasted. We only show the properties to qualified buyers. These buyers start by reviewing floor plans and taking virtual tours on line before visiting the property. New virtual tools allow us to prepare videos in advance or handle showings by Zoom or Face-time, making it more personal.  In addition to virtual tours, property inspections and the entire financing process, including appraisals, are now handled either remotely or with minimal personal contact.  The transactional documents are completely electronic and easy to manage. Title companies handle closings remotely.  
The banks are lending and unprecedented low interest rates are very appealing to serious buyers. Sellers have to price their properties correctly and agents have to market the property with focus. The question is whether the buyers down payment is available or in stocks? A good number of the Hi-Tech buyers cashed out last November. Their companies went IPO last spring and they had to wait 6 months to cash out and they did. The buyer of T1-8H is a good example of the average Tech-industry situation. She was ready to buy in December. Now is a good time for buyers to focus on their goals, and part of our job is to help them see the opportunity that your property offers.  
Please let us know if we may be of service. 

Afi Valizadeh & Lewis Soffer

200 Brannan Unit 214 Now For Rent! Video Here!

Take a virtual tour of our newly listed rental with a video by our agent, Yuliya Kutsopey. Click here

Seminar with AFI Real Estate!

On Saturday, February 22, AFI Real Estate will present a seminar at its office at Brannan and Delancey, at which Lew Soffer, real estate attorney and real estate broker, will address the recent amendments to the San Francisco Rent Control Ordinance.  Those amendments introduce yet another layer of complexity to rent control in the City, and their full impact will have to be worked out over time.  Here’s a compressed version:  
The amendments made the eviction control provisions of the Ordinance, but not those provisions limiting annual rent increases, applicable to several previously exempt categories of rental properties, including those in buildings completed since July 1979. There are state laws in place by which the Legislature arguably preempted local government limitations on rent increases, but the SF Supervisors have attempted to avoid that problem by limiting the amendments to other provisions of the Ordinance.  Meanwhile, tenant rights advocates are seeking to overturn the state law establishing preemption.  Some analysis of the applicable law will be presented, but we hope to emphasize the practical problems the new law presents for landlords.
Prior to these  amendments, rental properties in buildings constructed since 1979 were entirely exempt from the Rent Control Ordinance.  Not any more.  Come to the presentation, and let’s talk about how this change in the law may affect you.  

Open House Sunday!

219 Brannan Street unit 8H will be open on Sunday from 2-4! Stop by and see this property with breathtaking views of water, the bay bridge, and more!

Contact Afi @ 415.312.2555 for more information!

Open House Sunday the 16th!

219 Brannan Street Unit 8H, open house November 16th. COMING SOON!

219 Brannan Unit 8H New!

Amazing views from very room, a uniquely large private terrace, an optimal floorpan, plus more!

219 Brannan 8H Listing!

21 Years of San Francisco!

Thank you all for your continued interest and support. After 21 years of commitment to our clients, we are excited to embrace the New Year together. Let us be the tool for your success in selecting real estate and continuing to make your best decisions.

Call AFI today for a private tour from your San Francisco residential condo expert.

AFI REAL ESTATE, 2019
Afi Valizadeh, Broker | Yuliya Kutsopey, Realtor

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from AFI Real Estate


The New Year is upon us, and you might be asking yourself, “What would be the most productive step towards my best future?” At the top of your list might be healthy and life-affirming habits. Consider reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, written by a woman named Marie Kondo as a way of introducing her method for eliminating clutter, organizing possessions, and in the process creating space for progress, success, and joy in our lives. In the book, Ms. Kondo walks us through the philosophy behind her “KonMari method”. She describes a series of encounters with clients, and refers to her own life-long search for efficient organization with minimal long-term effort, each followed by a summary of what she learned as a result of the engagement. By the book’s conclusion, and especially if we implement the method ourselves, we learn a joyful way to eliminate clutter not only our homes, but also our mental space. We learn a new way to relate to the most important spaces in our lives… our homes.  These are not merely places to store clothing and other material possessions, or for sleeping after a long day of work A home is a sanctuary where one finds solace and inspiration. It’s where you live, perhaps with the most important people in your life, and where you wake up every morning and find the courage to step out into the world. Incidentally, Ms. Kondo has created a companion series now available on Netflicks, entitled ”     .”

At AFI Real Estate, we take pride in helping our clients find the right home for them, one that will maximize their happiness and success.  That is how we view our work, and what gives us joy.  We are here to help you along the way. We look forward to the year ahead, and to helping our clients to find the personal residence, or investment property, that allows them to live efficiently, effectively, and enthusiastically.

Welcome 2019!