Congratulations to Sandy Jones! She is celebrating her anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this October and is based at our Noe Valley office.
Sandy is a twenty-year resident of San Francisco, transplanted originally from New England, and came to Zephyr in 2015 after a career in healthcare management. She brings over 20 years of contract negotiation experience to her business, a crucial skill for the real estate industry. Sandy grounds her business is always exceeding her client’s expectations, and putting their goals first. With first-hand experience in making one of the more important decisions of her life as a 12-year homeowner in Noe Valley, she knows that every single step of the process is central to her client’s journey.
Sandy is able to see the potential in every home, whether her client is looking for a move in ready home or a diamond in the rough, thanks to her personal experience of buying a home in San Francisco. Together with her family, Sandy has enjoyed the process of remodeling a “fixer upper” during which she has vetted and established trade connections she happily extends to her clients.
When catching up with Sandy about her Zephyr anniversary, she shared some inside information about herself 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?
“Although I’ve lived in several different areas of the city, I currently live at the border of Noe Valley and Glen Park. I bought a house 13 years ago- a total fixer upper. The kind of house that people would walk through the front door and sort of freeze, overcome by how ugly it was. I just loved it for all the potential it had, the big yard and of course the fixer upper price tag. There are so many things I love about my neighborhood: it’s a quick walk to the shopping and restaurants on Church or 24th Streets, to Glen Park Canyon for a hike with my dogs and it’s a snap to get on 280 or 101.”
2. Do you have a favorite architectural style or building in SF? In the world?
“My favorite architectural style? I suppose I am drawn to older homes…Edwardians, Victorians. I think they have so much charm and I love the period details, the little quirks that make them unique and fun, like the ironing board in the wall. It’s not always practical or desirable to keep all of those details when you remodel one of these homes, but some of the best remodels I’ve seen keep at least some of the period charm.”
3. Is there one neighborhood in SF that you think is truly a hidden gem and why?
“I consider Ingleside to be a “hidden gem”. There has been a lot of commercial revitalization over the past few years along Ocean Ave and I think Ingleside now has the walkability factor that many buyers are looking for. It’s still possible to get a single family house for under, sometimes well under, $1 million. In my opinion, that area will continue to see appreciation in value whereas some other areas of the city have seen a leveling off in year over year appreciation.”