Congratulations to Stefano DeZerega! He is celebrating 11 years with Zephyr Real Estate this winter and is based in our Noe Valley office.

Stefano has owned and lived in Bernal Heights, NOPA and Noe Valley, and has a deep appreciation and extensive knowledge of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. As a San Francisco homeowner, he understands the opportunities and challenges that his clients face when buying and selling, knowing that each transaction is an important event in their lives.

He is a Top Producing agent with experience in residential sales, property management, multi-unit real estate investment, and single-family home development and enjoys working with a diverse client base. His professional experience that creates this breadth of diversity has included everything from teaching social studies at a public high school, directing a national non-profit organization, guiding the formation of charitable foundations, performing as a professional musician and researching and writing a book on international volunteerism.

As his past experiences suggest, Stefano is a people-person who thrives in situations where he can facilitate and advocate for others. Whether working with buyers or sellers, Stefano’s top priority is listening to his clients, advocating on their behalf, and doing what it takes to meet their needs.

We got to know Stefano 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 have lived in Bernal Heights since 2011. I love walking and being connected to the beauty and nature that abound in the neighborhood. You really can’t beat the 360-degree view from the top of Bernal Hill. My family and I also enjoy the small town feeling of the neighborhood, walking down Cortland and bumping into our friends. I also love the political engagement in the neighborhood and the leadership provided by the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center in this regard.”

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

“The neighborhood that I have personally seen change the most in San Francisco is Noe Valley.  I first moved into a shared Edwardian home on Vicksburg in 1990 and I can say for sure there were no modern homes sprinkled among the Edwardian and Victorian homes, Families with the under 5 set were not nearly as common a site as they are now and the neighborhood overall had a sleepy feeling. I do remember seeing some great shows at the Noe Valley Ministry so I do not mean to imply there was nothing going on. In fact, there has always been a great variety of local business on 24th street but the overall energy level has increased noticeably and of course the heat in the real estate market especially in the luxury sector is palpable.”