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Pacific Union International Earns 2017-2018 International Property Awards’ Top Honor

For Immediate Release  Pacific Union International Earns 2017-2018 International Property Awards’ Top Honor as World’s Best Real Estate Brokerage with More than 20 Offices U.K-based Competition Honors Global Leaders in Real Estate Industry SAN FRANCISCO February 16, 2018 — Pacific Union International, the West Coast’s leading luxury real estate brand and the eighth-largest real estate brokerage in the U.S., has been named “2017-2018 World’s Best ...more

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Rick Laws quoted by Press Democrat

Upended by fires, Sonoma County housing market inventory hits 25-year low Still shaken from last fall’s wildfires, Sonoma County’s housing market saw its inventory drop in January to the lowest level for the month in more than a quarter-century. The county ended last month with only 414 single-family homes for sale, according to The Press Democrat’s monthly housing report, compiled by Pacific Union International senior ...more

Alyson Hannigan listing by Ren Smith featured in USA Today

Alyson Hannigan has a genius way of keeping organized at home Alyson Hannigan is giving us serious inspiration. Having trouble keeping your family’s schedule organized? Steal this fun DIY idea from actress Alyson Hannigan. The “How I Met Your Mother” star recently put her Santa Monica, California house up for sale, and we noticed a large chalkboard calendar on one of the walls in the kitchen area. ...more

Nina Hatvany’s refined Presidio Heights listing catches the attention of SF Gate

Walk-through: Refined details radiate throughout Presidio Heights trilevel Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: Address: 3325 Jackson St., San Francisco Asking price: $4.795 million. Description: A block south of the Presidio and west of the Lyon Street steps stands this four-bedroom trilevel home with Juliet balconies. The home boasts a living ...more

Curbed spotlights Lauren Ramsey and David Schwartz Tiburon ‘castle’

Tiburon ‘castle’ asks $3 million Hillside redoubt near Lyford’s Tower comes with wild history They say that your home is your castle, but nobody mentions what happens to castles when they funds run out, landslides bury the whole thing, and 100 years later buyers are poking around your former bootlegging cellar during a weekend open house. As far as castles go, 34 Linda Vista Avenue in Tiburon ...more

Anne Leeds and Wyatt Parkers listing features a minibar in the closet

Chelsea Handler’s house is for sale — and yes, there’s a minibar in the closet The spa-like oasis has some impressive amenities, including a sauna, a walk-in closet that doubles as a bar, a swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen. Is this a house or a luxury resort? Comedian and former late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler just put her Los Angeles, California, house on the market, ...more

Agi Smith featured in SF Chronicle’s Sound Off!

What is the importance of acquiring permits when selling your home? A: There are so many facets to consider when you talk about per­mits. For example, is the property located within the city or county limits? Are you doing a kitchen remodel or are you expanding the footprint of the home? This is where the rubber meets the road. If you are expanding the footprint ...more

Penny Wright-Mulligan’s French chateau in Tiburon catches the attention of SF Gate

A French chateau in Tiburon goes on the market for $16 million You could move to France, or you could live like a Parisian in an extraordinary chateau on a hill in Tiburon overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom estate with terraces, turrets and towers is on the market for $16 million. The property is owned by Gene and Tove Hiller, who traveled to ...more

LA Times features Sally Forster Jones and Shauna Walters Malibu listing with stunning ocean views

Former White House staffer looks to sell his Malibu estate with celebrity pedigree William Lynch, a former White House staffer who served under four presidents, has put his oceanfront home in Malibu on the market for $7.995 million. In addition to its 55 feet of beach frontage, the property also sports a celebrity-filled ownership history. The house was originally built in 1993 for Alex Karras, ...more

Curbed toutes sells of Dennis Stavropoulos’s Glen Park ultra-contemporary construction

Contemporary Glen Park behemoth finds buyer Home sells for nearly $10 million It’s no secret that Glen Park needs more housing—vertical, dense housing, ideally. Because homes in the sleepy San Francisco neighborhood now fetch Pac Heights prices. The most recent example, this ultra-contemporary construction at 143 Laidley, which sold for a cool $9.7 million. In Glen Park. Anything goes. What’s more, this set a new Glen Park record: ...more