Congratulations to David Klein! He is celebrating an anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this October and is based at our West Portal office.

David is celebrating his one-year anniversary with Zephyr, but has been a top producing Bay Area Realtor for over 30 years. His first go at real estate was when he assisted his brother-in-law’s best friend in selling a two story home in Daly City and purchasing a ranch-style home in South San Francisco. His interest in the real estate industry was ignited, and he became a full-time agent in 1989.

He brings with him expert negotiating skills as well as designations as a Short Sale and Foreclosure Real Estate Specialist (SFR), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). And he is always seeking out new innovative methods and technologies to advance his client’s ability to market their home.

But real estate is not his only passion. David studied Theatre Arts at SFSU followed by acting in local theatre in the 1980’s. He was married soon after and started a family and is now the father of two adult children. In 2006 his creative side took over once again and he took up photography/art and has an interest in designing prints for fashion and collaborates with local designers and fashion shows for charitable causes.

When catching up with David about his Zephyr anniversary, he shared some inside information about himself to get to know him better.

 1. What neighborhood (or city) do you live in and why? How long have you lived there and what do you love best about it?

“I live in old Daly City near the movie theatres and have been living there for 10 years. It’s a super convenient location that allows me to get to any part of SF quickly!”

2. What do you love to do in your spare time?  

“I love to work on my backyard, watch sports on TV, go for hikes and enjoy family parties with my wife’s family in San Jose. I also love acting in local media, taking photos, designing prints for fashion with photos and occasionally designing clothes with my own prints.”

3. Is there one neighborhood in SF that you think is truly a hidden gem and why?

“I’ve been selling homes in the Portola district since I helped a buyer buy a home for $85,000 in 1985, one year after I got my license. There are some great homes with great views there, and some really large modern homes as well. It’s close to McLaren Park and has a direct bus route to downtown that runs along San Bruno Ave. It’s a big neighborhood with lots of hidden pockets.”