The San Francisco International Film Festival is underway and runs through April 17. Founded in 1957, organizers say it’s the longest-running film festival in the Americas. This year, the festival features more than 180 films and live events. On Sunday, the San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon will take place. There will be live bands along the course, and parties at the Hard Rock Cafe and the Pub at Ghiradelli. Even if you can’t get up early on Sunday for the race, you might want to check out some of the ancillary events, including a Health & Fitness Expo today and tomorrow.
On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/1/18 – 4/7/18
Real Estate Through the Years
These are interesting times in real estate. But as it turns out, times are always interesting in this business. Challenges of one kind or another always seem to exist. Rarely if ever is there perfect balance between supply and demand. In some years, interest rates can become unattractive, in other years home prices can go through the roof.
Hill & Co. has been around since 1956. Lots has happened since then. The country has gone through nine recessions. Interest rates were once as high as 20 percent. There have been strong seller markets and, though it’s hard to believe today, equally strong buyer markets.
Through it all, Hill & Co. and its agents have been there — providing insights and guidance to buyers and sellers alike in every conceivable market condition. Technology and industry disruption are all the rage at the moment, and while it all sounds very intriguing, the truth is real estate remains a high-touch, very personal, very human endeavor.
Hill & Co. will continue to leverage cutting-edge technologies and adhere to the best practices in the business, just as it has done through the years. Equally important, however, the brokerage will continue to place an emphasis on the people involved in every transaction — their wants, their needs, their expectations — one person, working with another. That’s the true nature of real estate, especially during interesting times like these!