Kevin Ho


Real Estate Professional with Vanguard Properties Mission

  • Local Expert 69 points
  • Reviews 0
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 2
  • Discussions 0

About Me

My name is Kevin Ho and I am Broker Associate at Vanguard Properties, I specialize in residential real estate in and around our fair city of San Francisco representing buyers, sellers, investors and builders. My client base and business continues to grow — success begets success. I am from Iowa City, Iowa originally, I am also an active attorney in California and have lived in San Francisco for 10 years.
I do real estate differently than most: I work hard, wisely and empathetically. I am adaptive, have a keen eye (and ear) and am media- and tech-savvy. I like to write and report, which enables me to provide my clients as much commentary as possible. I’m unaffraid to ask questions and tell you what I think. Indeed, I’ve been an invited commentator/expert on Curbed SF, have been quoted in the New York Times for innovative real estate marketing, and interviewed a number of times on local television news talking about real estate. Clients benefit from having a lawyer, realtor, mediator and reporter working for them. I am a top producer at Vanguard Properties, the locally owned and operated boutique brokerage that ranks among the best in San Francisco. I spent a lot of time in school and have the experiences to match.

My Expertise

Residential Sales, Residential Development, Real Estate Law, Investment properties, Marketing

My Awards

Vanguard Properties, Top 21 Club, Community Boards, Winner, Community Boards Scholarship

My Groups & Associations

Member: SFAR MLS & Technology Committee, Residential Builder's Association, State Bar Real Property Section, Bar Association of San Francisco, AIA

My Service Locations

Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, Sonoma County



5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Just now

"The Gayborhood 3.0: Still Growing and Now Changing"

This is the third iteration of the 'gayborhood' in San Francisco since the 1940s. First it was near Polk Street, then SOMA and now here. As older Irish and Italian retirees left the neighborhood the gays moved in, renovated, improved and established the enclave that is both eccentric as it is embracing. Nudists walk around as do the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, families, couples, groups of friends, tourists, dog walkers, parents and kids and a flurry more. Apart from the natural inclination of similarly-minded folks wanting to live near one another the neighborhood is now changing just as society has become more accepting of gay and lesbian relationships. Also, the gay population has had a chance and time to become successful members of society in all professions, including real estate. This means that there's a lot of redevelopment and development for and by this population as it is a prized demographic.

Because the area is so popular it draws all kinds of people with varying intentions. Some of those are nefarious, some are good, others are curious. Thus, like any urban neighborhood you're going to have more traffic, grit, and people being, well, people. But if you want a neighborhood that is also close to transit (101/280 & MUNI), close to other signature neighborhoods (Mission Dolores, Noe Valley, Duboce Triangle, the Haight), filled with old and new architecture that's also sunnier than many areas of the City, this should be one of the neighborhoods you consider.
  • Great bars
  • Tolerant community
  • Great energy
  • Too Crowded
  • Not friendly to cars
  • A Bit of Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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