Zephyr CEO’s State of the Company Address Offers Strong Outlook
Posted by Melody Foster — March 4, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In his recent State of the Company address, Randall Kostick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Real Estate, spoke of the company’s many and varied accomplishments over the past five years. In addition, those successes forecast an even stronger and more successful outlook for 2015 and beyond.
Zephyr’s steady growth has resulted in an 82 percent increase in gross sales volume, and achieving the number one position in San Francisco for number of residential units sold, outdistancing Coldwell Banker, Pacific Union and Vanguard. In addition, a rapidly expanding market share for luxury home sales has grown from 15 percent to over 40 percent of the company’s overall business.
Accomplishments over the past year include a fresh new brand, advanced state-of-the-art tools for agents (online listing presentations, transaction management platform, free individual mobile sites, and expanded international listing syndication – at no cost to agents), a robust and dynamic website with videos for all the neighborhoods of San Francisco and an expanded photo library, a new Upper Market office, new affiliate brokerages in Guerneville and Graton/Sebastopol, and imminent plans for a new Marin office in the Bon Air Center in Greenbrae.
Zephyr has long held a strong reputation for phenomenal agent support by providing cutting-edge tools and assistance, with constant research and implementation in innovation, strategic partnerships and ongoing education. Zephyr has entered into strategic partnerships with Striker Solutions, developer of the hyper-local Neighbrhds apps, and TouchCMA, maker of an advanced online listing presentation tool. Zephyr also hosted RETalks2014, a first-of-its-kind summit of technology leaders in an event exclusively for Zephyr agents.
“Zephyr represents one in eight home sales in San Francisco,” commented Kostick. “Credit goes to an effective and aggressive marketing strategy, improved luxury positioning and an unparalleled team of agents.”
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2 billion in gross sales in 2014 and a current roster of more than 250 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.zephyrsf.com.