Danielle Lazier

Danielle was blogging before we even had a word for it! She would go out and find the best deals in town: the hidden gems, diamonds in the rough, and dream homes. Then, she’d write about them from the perspective of what it was like to actually live there. It was more like a clever restaurant review than a boring property description! Her goal was always to make selling or purchasing real estate a fun, positive experience.

About Danielle

With SFHotlist.com and my other social real estate endeavors, I aim to provide helpful information on the San Francisco real estate market and economy as well as home buying & selling insider tips and tricks. No matter where you are on your real estate journey, I believe in harnessing the power of high-demand, low-supply San Francisco real estate to build a secure future.

My mantra: Buy what you can afford, as soon as you can afford it and watch your financial security and substantial tax savings grow over the years. In other words, to get to the penthouse, you must first get on the elevator.

My Roles as Your Real Estate Consultant | Danielle Lazier

My Roles as Your Real Estate Consultant | Danielle Lazier

As a top San Francisco real estate agent, I have four main roles when I work with a client. They are: Real estate consultant Negotiator Project manager, and Advocate There is a lot of mystery when it comes to real estate and the functions of a real estate agent. Over the years, I've come to understand my roles in the process and would like to take some time to explain each to you. I wear a lot of "hats" and each is vital to achieving consistently stellar results along with an … [Read more...]

Monthly Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – May 2015

Monthly Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – May 2015

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. San Francisco Single Family Homes Market Update - May 2015 The number of San Francisco single family home listings was down 19% from one year earlier and down 4% from the previous month. The median listing price for the … [Read more...]

SFhotlist San Francisco Real Estate Transformations: Before & After

SFhotlist San Francisco Real Estate Transformations: Before & After

This post is part of the SFhotlist San Francisco Real Estate Transformations series. Occasionally my clients feel reluctant to invest in staging and other upgrades to their properties presale. I understand. I don’t like to spend money if I don’t have to. But even in a hot seller’s market like San Francisco’s, making your property show as well as possible pays big dividends. One of my roles as a San Francisco real estate consultant is to make sure that sellers get the best price for … [Read more...]

San Francisco Condominiums: Market Update [video] – May 2015

San Francisco Condominiums: Market Update [video] – May 2015

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you’d like to know. San Francisco Condominiums - Real Estate Market Update – May 2015 Let's take a look at San Francisco condominiums this past May. The number of active listings was down 22% from one year earlier and was down 3% from … [Read more...]

Gorgeous, Innovative Developments in San Francisco New Construction

Gorgeous, Innovative Developments in San Francisco New Construction

This post appears as part of the SFhotlist San Francisco New Construction Series. We’re keeping you up-to-date on new opportunities and trends. As everybody in San Francisco knows, there is a ton of new construction happening in the city right now. Despite the traffic woes we all love to complain about, this construction is great news. We need more housing here in San Francisco! Today I’ll share three great new properties that have either just opened up or are under construction and still … [Read more...]

Monthly Market Update: Bernal Heights Real Estate [video] – May 2015

Monthly Market Update: Bernal Heights Real Estate [video] – May 2015

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update - May 2015 Welcome to May's Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update. The number of active listings was down 52% from one year earlier and was up 27% from the previous month. As you … [Read more...]

How to Save Taxes When You Sell Your Home: Advice From a San Francisco Real Estate Agent and CPA

How to Save Taxes When You Sell Your Home: Advice From a San Francisco Real Estate Agent and CPA

As a top San Francisco real estate agent, I know that your home is often one of your most valuable assets and it's important to me that you know how to maximize the return on your investment. One way to protect your investment is to make sure you understand how property taxes, especially capital gains taxes, affect you. Caveat: I am not a tax or legal advisor. Be sure to consult a qualified tax or legal representative about your situation. If you purchased a home in San Francisco and held … [Read more...]

San Francisco Real Estate Success Story: Elizabeth and Dylan

San Francisco Real Estate Success Story: Elizabeth and Dylan

This post is part of the SFhotlist Client Success Story Series. San Francisco real estate is always dynamic, but no matter what the local market looks like, we deliver results. Let us know what you think! The Clients. Elizabeth and Dylan are old friends of mine, so I jumped at the chance to help them make their San Francisco real estate story a big success. Elizabeth had purchased her home with a different agent. It was a major fixer and she poured blood, sweat, and tears into the … [Read more...]

San Francisco Condominiums: Market Update [video] – April 2015

San Francisco Condominiums: Market Update [video] – April 2015

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you’d like to know. San Francisco Condominiums - Real Estate Market Update – April 2015 Let's take a look at San Francisco condominiums this past April. The number of active listings was down 18% from one year earlier and was down 1% from … [Read more...]

Monthly Market Update: Inner Mission Real Estate [video] – April 2015

Monthly Market Update: Inner Mission Real Estate [video] – April 2015

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. Inner Mission Market Update - April 2015 Welcome to April's Inner Mission Market Update. The number of active listings was up 38% from one year earlier and was up 26% from the previous month. As you can see, the median … [Read more...]