Congratulations to Amanda Martin! She is celebrating her 2-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate in September and is based at our Noe Valley office.

Amanda Martin has one of the most desirable inherent skills when it comes to being a Bay Area real estate market expert: she is a lifetime resident of San Francisco! With decades immersed in the varied neighborhoods, cultures and architectural styles of San Francisco, she is able to seamlessly work with each of her client’s unique needs extending an unparalleled leverage in a constantly evolving and competitive market. And as a homeowner and renovator of a San Franciscan Edwardian home, she has established a long list of vetted resources and vendors she forwards on to her clients.

When catching up with Amanda about her Zephyr anniversary, she shared some inside information to get to know her better.

1. What neighborhood do you live in and why? How long have you lived there and what do you love best about it?

“I live in Bernal Heights and have lived here for the past 10 years. I bought an old Edwardian fixer that no one had lived in for 5 years and have been renovating it ever since. I love it here because I can easily walk to the Bernal, Glen Park, Mission or Noe Valley business districts from my house.”

2. What do you love to do in your spare time? Do you have a favorite place to hang out?

“In my spare time I run as much as I can. I feel like running through all corners of the City gives me a really intimate feel for all of the great neighborhoods.  I also like to go on hikes and biking with my husband and 6-year-old. But probably the majority of my free time is spent trying to find ways to make my own house better; I love to renovate!”

3. Do you have a favorite architectural style or building in SF? In the world?

“I’m an equal opportunity home lover. One of the things about me is that I can find something wonderful in almost any house and have quite an obsession with fantasizing about how I could help a house become it’s best and highest self. If I had to choose, I suppose I would say Transitional, meaning that I love a traditional facade, but I can do without the boxy cut off rooms and lack of closets that you find in a lot of the more traditional houses (like Victorians or Edwardians).”