Congratulations to Sandi Luna, she will be celebrating 10 Years at Zephyr Real Estate and is based at our Upper Market office. Get to know her better as we go behind the scenes to learn more about her favorite spots and life as a Realtor.
1. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Helping people find their new home, is a priceless experience. When you meet someone, and listen to who they are, what they like to do and the way they spend time their time off from work, it’s a wonderful challenge to find the perfect place. When I work with sellers, it’s marketing what they have held special, and advertising those qualities, to potential buyers. Either way, it’s about listening and sharing an appreciation, for what’s important in a property. Both come easy for me and it doesn’t really feel like work.
2. Favorite dog park/trails in San Rafael and why?
After 25 years of living in San Francisco, I just moved to Marin. I live in Gerstle Park, in San Rafael, and a regular group meets up daily to play among Redwoods and open space. I’m also lucky enough to be close the Bay Trail. Walking on the San Francisco Bay Trail is so calming, with fresh air, several bird species, a play space far away from traffic. My dog, Roman, loves it and so do I.
3. Favorite pass-time when you’re not hard at work with real estate?
Though I work nearly everyday, when I’m off I enjoy bike riding, movies, hiking in San Francisco & Marin. On a rare Sunday off, you’ll find me looking at open homes…really. All that true, I cross “the pond” and get to Europe as often as I am able.
4. If you could live in any SF neighborhood, which would it be and why?
Cole Valley has a special place in my heart. The history of the area, including Ishi the last Yahi Indian, as well as the weather and proximity to Golden Gate Park make Cole Valley like no other neighborhood to me. I was also born at UCSF, so maybe that’s why I love the air and light in the area. Presidio Heights is also a favorite. Both neighborhoods are close to parks, which is a huge perk in a city.
5. Favorite type of home style in real estate?
Victorians are on the top of my list, but Edwardians hold a close second. The wide rooms in an Edwardian, combined with the architectural details of a Victorian, are the best of both worlds, in my opinion.