In San Francisco

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View of the Golden GateI'm wrapping up my stay here in San Francisco at the Trulia offices and it has been great. All of the people at Trulia have just been fantastic and their commitment to and excitement about ActiveRain and our story is very apparent.

I had a chance to talk about ActiveRain, the power of our community, and how great our members are; as they engage with each other, learning and growing together. It is a powerful story and one not easily replicated anywhere else. 

 

 

Building LobbyThe office I was in is in an old building built in 1901. It survived the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 relatively unscathed and the interior is simply amazing with great fixtures on the walls and the stairs. I really enjoyed working out of here.

This building is one of many here that speak to San Francisco's history as a port city, a benificiary of the Gold Rush, and now home to so many internet companies (Uber, Yahoo, to name a few). I spent much of my time in meetings or catching up with work so I did not get to be a tourist but that is on my list when I do travel here on my own time. 

Being from Seattle, I was struck by the size of San Francisco and the diversity of people and styles. It is a great city to visit and there is always something going on and always places to visit. The food in the city is great with every cuisine being well-represented.

One of the things I noticed was how everyone seems to be staring at their phones while they walk, spending almost equal time talking to people and engaging with their devices. Given the number of pedestrians and traffic, it speaks to people's skills that no one was injured!

I took some gentle ribbing for the Seahawk defeat of the 49er's but there seemed to be no hard feelings. Defeat is the mother of development so I am sure that the 49ers's will not be pushovers next season. As a Seahawks fan, this means that games will be more exciting which is a good thing.

Still, I miss home and look forward to coming back to see my family, friends, and co-workers.

 

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Rainmaker
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Debbie Barrera
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Love that city. Congrats!

Apr 17, 2014 04:29 AM #1
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent

I've still never been to San Francisco. Maybe Trulia can start inviting the underprivileged out for a visit. ;-)

Apr 17, 2014 08:36 AM #3
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Mark, I spent a few days in San Francisco recently.  The geography, the architecture, the Bay, the people... what a fascinating place!

Apr 17, 2014 10:30 AM #4
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I left my heart in SF.  It is a wonderful place to call home!

Apr 17, 2014 11:12 AM #5
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

San Francisco is my favorite U.S. city - nothing compares!

Apr 17, 2014 11:20 AM #6
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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San Francisco is one of my favorite cities, right up there with my former home, Boston. It is unique in many ways and I visit as often as I can...not nearly enough.

Jeff

Apr 17, 2014 01:21 PM #7
Rainer
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Michele Webler -Farm and Ranch Specialist
Idaho Real Homes LLC - Rathdrum, ID
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Glad you had a positive visit!  Sounds like next time you will have to block some time to explore.  My sister lives there and loves it.

Apr 17, 2014 02:51 PM #8
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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People do leave part of their heart in San Francisco, it's beautiful really! Love and light, Laura
Apr 17, 2014 04:31 PM #9
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Jack O'Neal
HomeSmart Elite Group - Gilbert, AZ

San Francisco is a great place!  Wonderful buildings and a very diverse culture, to say the least!  Love the Golden Gate Bridge!

Apr 17, 2014 04:46 PM #10
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Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

Glad you had a good time here.  It really is a great city with lots to see and do.  Interesting observation about people focused on their phones. It's so true!

Apr 17, 2014 11:45 PM #11
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Seafood right out of the ocean, fresh bread and a nice ambiance...San Francisco

Apr 18, 2014 12:01 AM #12
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Mark Frederick
Seattle, WA

Thank you all for taking the time to read my post and to comment, I appreciate that. Yes, San Francisco is a beautiful and interesting city and it seems we all have good memories and feelings about it. Now, if only we do a meet-up there! :)

Apr 18, 2014 04:30 AM #13
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