Congratulations to Silvana Messing! She is celebrating her 8-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this March and is based in our Pacific Heights office.

Born in Italy and raised in San Francisco’s own North Beach Neighborhood, Silvana brings first-hand knowledge of San Francisco’s neighborhood lifestyles to her clients. Silvana attended the city’s private schools and is a resource for families relocating to San Francisco. Having sold real estate since 1992, Silvana is very resourceful with in-depth knowledge of all neighborhoods in San Francisco and is always eager to assist relocation clients new to the city.

Having a degree in marketing and being business savvy has allowed Silvana to be a successful negotiator, dedicated to her client’s bottom line. She attended USF and continues her education in pursuing a broker’s license and is an active subscriber of publications providing updated information that includes articles regarding tax planning, tax relief, 1031 exchanges, etc.

Energized by the city’s beautifully unique architecture, Silvana’s passion drives her to work with each of her client’s unique set of needs in the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market.

We got to know Silvana a little better when catching up with her about her 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 in Cow Hollow where I raised my children. There’s a community presence with preschools, elementary schools and private high schools all in walking distance from my home. I enjoyed walking my children to school and living in close proximity to parks and restaurants with Union St. as my go-to.”

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

“I love to walk my dog, Lucy, to Fort Mason (one of my favorite parks) and from Crissy Field to below the bridge and back, stopping off at the Warming Hut for a cup of Java. When I’m not walking Lucy, I enjoy cycling around the city; Golden Gate Park, Presidio and Marin Headlands are my favorite destinations. I also love hanging out at Chestnut St. cafes with outdoor seating watching people walk by and soaking in some sunshine.”

3. Is there one neighborhood or city in the Bay Area that you think is truly a hidden gem and why?

“Sutro Heights area nestled high above the Cliff House on the edge of San Francisco; It is a hidden gem of the outer Richmond (Sutro Heights) with wonderful homes offering fantastic water views of the coastline.”