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    Steve Gothelf is a highly experienced, San Francisco Real Estate Broker deeply committed to client success. He has an extensive clientele benefitting from his expertise in achieving real estate objectives. Steve is truly humbled by having wonderful clients and dedicated to exceeding expectations and continuously reinforcing the trust and confidence placed in him. He measures personal success based on clients achieving goals, whether buying or selling.

    Steve’s success is the result of many factors including an energetic and focused client-centric work ethic, deeply nuanced and continuously updated real-time market knowledge, highly developed listening and negotiating skills, ability to think critically and execute strategically, as well as excellent working relationships with colleagues throughout the real estate community. Supported by a team of talented professionals in order to deliver the highest levels of service while achieving positive results for clients, Steve is also passionate about personal involvement in transactions and being available to clients on a consistent basis.

    Steve represents buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of single-family homes, condominiums, cooperatives, and small apartment buildings throughout San Francisco. His scope of work, while broad and diverse, includes the successful representation of clients in the purchase and sale of some of San Francisco’s most iconic, high profile, and rarely available residences as evidenced by his participation in 4 of the 12 highest San Francisco house sales over the past 8 years. Steve consistently ranks in the top tier of San Francisco real estate agents and on average in the upper 15-20% of the leading 1000 agents nationwide for individual sales volume as reported by the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends.

    Prior to real estate, professional experience was focused on the non-profit sector developing and managing community-based drug prevention initiatives, consulting with programs serving at-risk youth, and participating in program evaluation on the city, state, and federal level. Steve has graduate degrees in public management and social welfare policy, and pursued doctoral studies at UC Berkeley.

    Steve was the founding board-chair of a Community Fund in 1993, a broker-driven fund supporting hundreds of local non-profits since inception, and continues to serve on the board. He also served on the board of Huckleberry Youth Programs for 8 years, 3 years as Vice President and is a member of HYP’s Leadership Circle. Steve’s son Adam, formerly an active real estate broker on Steve’s team for 7 years, is the Co-Founder and CEO of

    Steve and his wife Donna have been San Francisco residents since relocating from the east coast in 1976 and love living in the City.

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