June has been a terrific month! To start, I was thrilled to see so many Realtors®, SFAR staff and friends out at the Pride festivities this past weekend. Here are a few fun photos:
This month I was also proud that we released a recorded conversation between SFAR's 1997 Board President Don Saunders and current Board Member Vanessa Gamp to mark Juneteenth. These two all-stars speak about what it's like to start out in the real estate industry in California as a person of color.
Hot off the press! On the MLS front, I'd like to thank SFAR staff members Jay Pepper-Martens, Hud Bixler and Patrick Anderson, plus our friends Beldon Panter from BAREIS, Lori Coburn from MetroList, and Bradley Treadwell from Rapattoni, for putting the finishing touches on the new Private Photos feature! This is HUGE news!
The new Private Photos feature gives listing agents the ability to mark all photos (except the primary photo) as Private. A Private (or "MLS Only") photo is not to be displayed on public portals and IDX websites once the listing changes to an Off-Market status (Pending, Sold, Expired, Held, Canceled and Sold Off-MLS).
The feature will go live in the SFARMLS on Monday, July 11. Hooray! Learn more about what to expect in the article here.
June also brought macro economic changes, making it even more challenging for many of our clients to become home owners in San Francisco. I was thrilled to partner with SFAR Affiliate Members Patrick Gardner and May Montana about loans and other city programs which our clients can take advantage of. We had great time shooting this video. I hope you enjoy it as well!
We are looking ahead to a busy month of July! Watch for a new video message on the June Forms Update coming tomorrow from Dan Hershkowitz, David Parry and Mike Yrazabal. And be sure to follow SFAR on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube so you hear the latest updates and events!
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
2022 President, San Francisco Association of Realtors®