Congratulations to Sam Vitkoski! He is celebrating 14 years with Zephyr Real Estate this winter and is based in our Upper Market office.

Sam has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years, a golden asset in the real estate industry. Before making the transition into the Bay Area real estate market, he enjoyed a successful career in the accounting profession where he earned a Certified Public Accountant certificate as well as working as an audit associate and a National Director of Recruiting for three professional services organizations. From these experiences, Sam developed strong marketing, negotiating and listening skills that are invaluable in serving his real estate clients today. Combined with his intimate knowledge of the city, he confidently assists clients in making informed decisions to attain their real estate goals.

Today, Sam guides both buyers and sellers in several areas of the city including Bernal Heights, Nob Hill, Mission District, Noe Valley, North Panhandle, Outer Richmond, Pacific Heights, Potrero Hill, Russian Hill, South of Market (SoMa), South Beach, and Sunnyside. Sam is a highly-motivated people-person, a true match the basis of the real estate industry. His motivation is driven by his passion to help people attain their goals and realize their dreams. His fluid balance between business and personal anchor his passion in the Bay Area real estate market.

We got to know Sam a little better when catching up with him about his Zephyr anniversary.

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

“I live on Potrero Hill. Have lived there since 1986. I enjoy neighborhood feeling and the convenience to the financial district.”

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

“In my spare time, I enjoy watch college football and basketball. I also enjoy national politics especially US senate campaigns. In the last several years, I have been fortunate to get to I know six US senators.”

3. What neighborhood have you seen change most in San Francisco?

“All neighborhoods have changed. For me, the ones which changed the most are Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill and SoMa.”

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

“My favorite building in SF is 555 California Street, the former BoA building. Many years ago, I enjoyed going to the Bankers Club for lunch. I was invited. Not a member.”