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.

Women Sell Homes Faster and For More Money: Celebrating Women in Real Estate

Women Sell Homes Faster and For More Money: Celebrating Women in Real Estate

In case you didn’t know, March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, I’m going to tell you about three internationally famous women in real estate. I’ll also share a thing or two you may not know about what women are achieving in the real estate industry. Buckle up and get ready to learn more about Barbara Corcoran, Leona Helmsley, and new lady on the real estate block Ivanka Trump. Barbara Corcoran Let’s start with Barbara Corcoran. Barbara is a personal role model of mine. If you’re … [Read more...]

Neighborhoods in SF: Going on an Inner Mission

Neighborhoods in SF: Going on an Inner Mission

This post appears as part of the SFhotlist Neighborhoods In SF Series. We’re showcasing the best and most interesting of San Francisco history, culture, food, shopping, and more -- neighborhood by neighborhood. Let us know if there is a microhood you’d like to read about. Why the Inner Mission is Cool One reason the Inner Mission is cool is because it’s hot -- compared to the rest of foggy San Francisco, that is. People also love the area because it’s at the apex of all that is happening in … [Read more...]

San Francisco Single Family Homes – February 2015 Market Update

San Francisco Single Family Homes – February 2015 Market Update

Let's take a look at single family homes in San Francisco this past February. The number of active listings was down 15% from one year earlier and up 13% from the previous month. As you can see in the video, the median listing price for the month was just under $1 million. Compared to last year, the average number of days that single family homes spent on the market before being sold went down 21% and the median sale price was just under $1.15 million. The number of homes sold decreased … [Read more...]

Proud to Be a 2014 Top San Francisco Real Estate Producer!

Proud to Be a 2014 Top San Francisco Real Estate Producer!

Climb Real Estate just announced their top-performing agents for 2014, and I’m excited to say that I, along with other SFhotlist Collective members Michael Minson, Senior Sales Associate, and Sasha Lupercio, Sales Associate, made the list! According to the press release, “Top Producers are recognized not only by the amount of real estate that they are successfully able to market and sell but the satisfaction of their clients.” I agree with that 100%. Of course sales and marketing are top … [Read more...]

Noe Valley Real Estate Update: February 2015

Noe Valley Real Estate Update: February 2015

Welcome to February's Noe Valley real estate market update! Let's take a look at recent changes in Noe Valley real estate. During the month of February the number of active listings went up 38% from one year earlier and was up 83% from the previous month. As you can see in the video, the median listing price for the month was just under $2.4 million. Compared to last year, the average number of days that units in Noe Valley spent on the market before being sold went down 71% … [Read more...]

San Francisco Architecture: The Noble Edwardian

San Francisco Architecture: The Noble Edwardian

This post appears as part of the SFhotlist San Francisco Architecture Series. We’re showcasing the best and most beautiful of San Francisco architecture. Let us know if there is an architectural style you’d like covered. Edwardian Architecture in Context Unless you are an architecture buff, or a regular reader of this blog, you probably haven’t heard the term “Edwardian” or “Edwardian Architecture." San Francisco is famous for its beautiful Victorian architecture, and rightly so. There are … [Read more...]

Does San Francisco Real Estate Make Sense Now?

Does San Francisco Real Estate Make Sense Now?

With San Francisco real estate prices at all-time highs, does it make sense to buy now? Prices are stratospheric, listings are super scarce, and many of us are feeling the pressure of living in fast-paced and uncertain times. Yet, the short answer, if you can afford it, is YES! It does make sense to buy San Francisco real estate. Here’s why: The number one reason to buy San Francisco real estate is that historically, even with major dips and even crises like the Great Recession, San … [Read more...]

San Francisco Loves To Love Victorian Architecture

San Francisco Loves To Love Victorian Architecture

This post appears as part of the SFhotlist San Francisco Architecture Series. We’re showcasing the best and most beautiful of San Francisco architecture. Let us know if there is an architectural style you’d like covered. Part of what makes San Francisco so beautiful is the diversity of its architecture. The oldest architecture in San Francisco, besides the Native American housing that was designed more for mobility than endurance and the adobe buildings brought to us in part by European … [Read more...]

Popular Neighborhoods in SF: Notable Noe Valley

Popular Neighborhoods in SF: Notable Noe Valley

Roughly bound by 21st, Randall, Dolores, and Grand View Streets, Noe Valley is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in SF in large part because of the high quality of life. Living in Noe Valley keeps you firmly planted in the central core of the city but able to enjoy a more mellow, less “hustle and bustle” lifestyle. And the real estate is booming! Proximity to Silicon Valley and downtown SF, sunny weather, and charming residential streets combine synergistically to create a highly localized … [Read more...]

Understanding the Home Loan Process

Understanding the Home Loan Process

  This guest post, an overview of the home loan process, is brought to you by Stanley Erker, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultant. Here's what Stanley has to say: The home loan process is a series of milestones beginning with the initial consultation and ending with the closing of escrow. For buyers preparing to purchase a home it’s important to be proactive in receiving a mortgage pre-approval prior to submitting an offer. Getting pre-approved is particularly important in seller's … [Read more...]