Vanguard Services

For more than 25 years, Vanguard Properties has offered impeccable service to buyers and sellers in San Francisco.

For Buyers
For Sellers
For Developers

Let Us be Your Guide

Buying a home in the Bay Area can bring on both exhilaration and sleepless nights. We understand this market like none other, and are in the best position to help you navigate what can seem like an overwhelming number of options and considerations.

Our professional agents take the time to get to know you and your needs, and will present options that genuinely meet your expectations. No hard selling techniques. No wasted time and trips.

Whether it’s a sleek one bedroom in the Mission, a home to start a family, a stately Presidio Heights mansion, a Marin County dream home, or a simple (or sprawling) Wine Country estate, we can help you find the very best place to call home.

Our team utilizes state of the art technology, a globally connected network, and good old fashioned research to ensure that your purchasing experience is professional, enjoyable and fruitful, from beginning to end.

Potential is Everywhere

Today’s market conditions are at record setting highs. Current Bay Area home values are very healthy as more and more people discover this rich and varied region. However, making the decision to sell is rarely simple.

You need a knowledgeable partner to advise on timing, pricing, marketing and everything else that goes into a successful sale. When working with a Vanguard Properties agent, you get much more than a sign on the lawn and an Open House. You get a sharp, savvy and caring partner who always has your very best interests at heart.

From the moment you connect with us, we put our vast local and global agent network, premium technology systems and unparalleled marketing prowess to work to ensure the most efficient and effective sale. With a reputation for innovation and integrity, we pull out all the stops for you.

Strategic Insight at Work

We’ve had our fingers on the pulse of the San Francisco development market for 25 years. We bring full-circle knowledge to our developer partners, and deliver best-in-class marketing, sales, escrow processing, risk management and design expertise. With a hands-on approach, we confidently guide our clients toward the highest opportunities and investment returns, and offer the following suite of services:

Marketing Planning

We understand the trends, lifestyles and beliefs that motivate today’s buyers, and use this insight to accurately identify target markets and develop effective marketing strategies. As true collaborators, we’ll work with you, your architect and designers to create a contemporary, significant and distinctive marketing program that will impress your investors and awe your competition.

Marketing Campaigns

Vanguard Properties’ marketing campaigns are renowned for their modern, innovative strategies, razor-sharp branding and technology integration. Our unsurpassed marketing acumen ensures that your buying audience is successfully targeted through planned and consolidated outreach. Our services include:

  • Brand identity development
  • Integrated campaign development, including print and online advertising, brochures and collateral, direct mail, PR, events and more
  • Advertising campaign management, including planning and media buying
  • Interior and exterior signage management - before, during, and after construction

Risk Management

Minimizing the risks associated with disclosure, documentation and management of buyers' expectations is critical for developers. As your partner, we can propose a framework for analyzing and prioritizing the various types of risk inherent in your developments. While not a substitute for retained legal professionals, we will assist in the management of these risks through disclosure.

Escrow Processing

Our professional escrow management services have been proven to accelerate the closing process and reduce your liability. This enables our agents to focus on the sale, and position buyers for rapid and efficient transaction completion.

Sales Contract Negotiation

We provide each client with an expert team of sales and project management professionals to deliver superior service and elevate your buyers’ purchasing experiences. Our agents are negotiations specialists, and will diligently manage the sales contract all the way through to close of escrow.

DRE Monitoring

We work closely with your DRE deputy, budget preparer and attorneys to ensure that delays are minimized and related processes are smooth and expedient. We also provide direct consultation with the seller's legal representatives, related to the DRE Purchase Agreement, various iterations of the Public Report, and other pertinent documentation.

Financing

Vanguard will provide consultation services and make introductions to leading financing institutions. We'll work together to create the best financing packages available so that your development stands out. By defining a group of preferred lenders, your property will be pre-approved and you will identify in advance those buyers who are qualified and motivated to complete a purchase decision.

Post-Closing

In multi-unit developments, buyers look to the developer for orientations to the property, systems, facilities, owners’ association and other important components of their new home. Vanguard Properties can serve as your buyer liaison, buyer agent and property manager to ensure a seamless transition and minimize impact on your resources.

James Nunemacher

Co-Founder & Partner

Frank Nolan

Director of Development