San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2016 – Bay Area Reporter has just announced that Katharine Holland, Zephyr Real Estate, has won the B.A.R.’s 2016 Besties Award for Best Realtor in San Francisco.

The B.A.R.’s sixth annual readers’ poll included nominees in seven categories: arts and entertainment, community, nightlife, restaurants, services and shopping, sex, and weddings and destinations. As with last year’s ballot, each nominee grouping included an option for readers to write in their own suggestion. Voting began on January 28 and concluded on March 2. Readers who completed a minimum of 75 percent of the ballot were automatically eligible for prizes, including this year’s grand prize of a three-night Maui getaway for two.

The B.A.R. hosted its Besties party at Oasis, 298 Eleventh Street, on Thursday, April 7. The evening featured drink specials and light refreshments and loads of local entertainment for a touch of glamour and excitement to the festivities. B.A.R. also celebrated its 45th anniversary at this event.

The Besties is not a formal awards show. Instead, winners and finalists read the special Besties edition of the Bay Area Reporter (published on April 7) to find out who won, and then join the party and entertainment.

“To be nominated by the city and community I love is the highest honor of my career,” commented Holland. “I am so excited about this award!”

Holland recently received high praise from Placester, for her innovative, creative and savvy marketing techniques, particularly for the property videos on her website at www.katharineholland.com and her youtube page. Her videos “epitomize real estate marketing creativity and high production value,” according to Placester. The videos have had over 55,000 views with a highly-positive comment response, as well as national TV coverage and feature news stories.

Holland, who has been in the business 14 years, recently joined Zephyr Real Estate, a firm well known for its cutting-edge technology and marketing acumen. Those attributes clearly attract like-minded professionals. Holland works from Zephyr’s Upper Market office, and may be reached at [email protected].

“We congratulate Katharine on this latest achievement,” stated Matthew Borland, Managing Broker. “She brings energy and vitality to all her clients, colleagues and associates.”

Holland is actively involved in giving back to her community. She is an avid fund-raiser for the LBGT community and annually raises about $15,000. She is a member (who has also served on the Board) of San Francisco FrontRunners, and she co-founded an LBGT sailing racing team, which competed in the Gay Games in Sydney, Australia.

Holland works from Zephyr’s Upper Market office, and may be reached at [email protected] or 415.378.2697.

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.