SocketSite Founder Adam Koval (Image Source: San Francisco Chronicle)
Our apologies to anyone who had difficulty “plugging in” yesterday (which actually included ourselves). In terms of the reason why? Well, let’s just say it’s the kind of problem you like to have.
Getting Down And Dirty On Housing [SFGate]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Annoyed

    Someone enjoys seeing themselves huh! Thanks for putting a picture of yourself on your own blog – way to self promote. What’s next – Socketsite Tee shirts with your picture on them!
    [Editor’s Note: Tough crowd (and to be honest, we’d expect nothing less). Now about those t-shirts…]

  2. Posted by Brutus

    The big question – where are you standing? Looks like a prime development spot :)

  3. Posted by Dan

    Congrats again for the well-deserved good press.

  4. Posted by Trip

    I’m actually stunned the Chron wrote a pretty balanced article instead of simply interviewing a couple of realtors who repeat that the market is HOT.

  5. Posted by Beet Streak

    Were those clouds and blue sky photoshopped in? Are you really floating on air?

  6. Posted by dub dub

    Worth reading if only to discover whether Mr. Koval currently rents or owns :)
    congrats, btw!

  7. Posted by will_h

    NIIIICE! I’ve been reading this blog for years and it’s nice to see it getting the press it deserves.
    Looks like Adam is standing on Berry Street. That empty lot behind him was bought by Avalon.

  8. Posted by redseca2

    “Looks like Adam is standing on Berry Street. That empty lot behind him was bought by Avalon.”
    And any moment now, that empty lot will become a world class city!

  9. Posted by F_M

    I was one of those newbies overloading the servers yesterday and LOVE this site!! Thanks Adam!

  10. Posted by remark

    Having been ‘plugged in’ for about 8 months now I found some bits of info in the article to be quite interesting; or maybe im just reading into it too far– but hey, its fun to start gossip.
    The setting of the photograph is definitely interesting and we learned that Socketsite is looking at condos in the area. I am wondering if the lucky project is Arterra given the photo setting and certain postings in the past few weeks.
    Also, after reading the article I almost felt like I had read a few posts from ‘tipster’ . . . Does anyone think Socketsite is pulling a ‘Mackey’?
    [Editor’s Note: Yes (In terms of reading too much into it) and no (in terms of pulling a ‘Mackey’). Regardless, we do like the way you think. And as always, thanks for plugging in.]

  11. Posted by anon

    I’m actually stunned the Chron wrote a pretty balanced article instead of simply interviewing a couple of realtors who repeat that the market is HOT.
    Are we reading the same Chronicle? The Chronicle I know interviews a couple of renters who repeat that realtors are bad. (And that’s being generous.)

  12. Posted by Kaya

    I’m one of the noobs, too. I was looking for a site like this for ages, and I’m glad I caught the article on sfgate. I’m in the A/E field, but I’m far from being plugged-in to what all the new development going on is. Thanks for being a great resource (on the residential end of things) on design and development in SF, and of course the great perspective on real estate.

  13. Posted by Pac Heights Renter

    Congratulations on the good press.

  14. Posted by AnonN

    “[Editor’s Note: Tough crowd (and to be honest, we’d expect nothing less). Now about those t-shirts…]”
    Adam you’ve got the thick skin, sense of humor, and balanced perspective that it probably takes to succeed at what you are trying to accomplish. Thanks for keeping it real . . . .

  15. Posted by Rich

    From the article:
    “Anytime we talk about (commission) prices, we get hammered,” said Dona Crowder, the San Francisco director of the California Association of Realtors. “A lot of people don’t understand what we do. … Just like lawyers don’t like shark jokes, real estate agents don’t like jokes about us.”
    Lighten up Dona … don’t take yourself so seriously.
    Fortunately, I know realtors and attorneys that CAN and DO take jokes about themselves.
    Try it, Dona, it can be fun.

  16. Posted by chuck

    Socket site is great. I don’t get the name though. But it’s great.

  17. Posted by Patti Smylie

    Most realtors do not say the market is hot. Realtors like me, believe that a seller’s disadvantage in selling in 2007 is a buyer’s opportunity in 2007. By the way, photoshop doctoring is unethical in representing a property. I would encourage anyone who is “misled” to report the broker/agent to their board/association. It mystifies me why a seller would want the prperty misrepresented to the point of lawsuit.

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