Congratulations to Luba Muzichenko! She is celebrating 10-years at Zephyr Real Estate this August and is based at our Noe Valley office.

Luba is a close native to San Francisco, having moved to the city from the Ukraine at the age of two. With roots in the Richmond District, Luba has always called the Northwest/Central West districts her home. Before joining Zephyr Real Estate in 2006 she worked in the San Francisco hotel industry as well as the human resource development field. But her innate obsession with real estate and architecture called her to be a Realtor. Right out of the gate in 2007 she was named Rookie of the Year and since then has continued to be a Top Producer, along with personal real estate endeavors including rebuilding a home along the Great Highway which peaked her original interest in sustainable housing options.

When congratulating Luba on her Zephyr anniversary, she shared a look behind the scenes to get to know her a little better.

1. Do you have a favorite architectural style in San Francisco? 

“I’m a girl from the City, so it’s hard to pick a style, though I lean towards the more nostalgic side of San Francisco. From the Doelger and Roussea style scattered on the western end of San Francisco, to the Victorian and Edwardian styles that pepper much of the City, to the old historic towers you’ll find in Nob Hill and Union Square. They all excite me!”

2. What neighborhood do you get most energized about when it comes to selling?

“Every day that I am in San Francisco, I tend to fall in love with it in a new way.  Especially during those mundane moments when I’m driving back and forth across town and I come over the crest of a random hill and see the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or when I catch a ship sailing past Alcatraz, or take the scenic route through Golden Gate Park or the Presidio. Even seeing the juxtaposition of the development taking place in the Dogpatch against the backdrop of the history of SF’s industrial past brings a smile to my face. There’s not a single place in the City that doesn’t energize me in some way.  (And my eyes still tear up every time I read Herb Caen: One day if I do go to heaven…I’ll look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.”)