David Parry

McGuire Partner and Top Producer
Helping you achieve your real estate objectives.
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Designations:

  • GRI, McGuire Partner, ePro Certified, eTeam

Specialties:

  • Residential Sales, Commercial Sales, High-end Rentals, Investment Properties, Historic Properties

I am:

  • The enjoyment of being able to apply 30 years of real estate brokerage experience for the benefit of my clients.

Proudest Moment:

  • Anytime I can solve a seemingly insurmountable problem.

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • The Marina District

Quote:

  • Helping you achieve your real estate objectives.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Manchester University in England and a Master’s degree in Systems Analysis, David has been programming computers and designing systems since he was 18. He spent 18 years in computer software development before beginning his real estate career with Pacific Union in 1986. He obtained his State Brokers license in 1987 and joined McGuire Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent firm, in 1993.

Some of his professional real estate accomplishments include:

  • 2002 President of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS®
  • Director of the California Association of REALTORS® and its Business Technologies subsidiary, zipLogix
  • Honored as the San Francisco REALTOR® of the Year in 1998
  • Received the Association’s first Distinguished Service Award in 1991
  • Developer and/or maintainer of many of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® standard forms, including the purchase contract
  • Designer of many custom features of the San Francisco Multiple Listing System, including the Tuesday Brokers Tour sequence and format.

     

One of the reasons David entered real estate in 1986 was because of his love for San Francisco residential architecture. David has been writing a series of articles on the architects who shaped San Francisco, from a residential perspective. “The diversity of styles from Victorians through to contemporary designs makes for such interesting choices for buyers. The peak building years of the 1880’s to the 1940’s left us with a fabulous legacy of property.” If you have interest in a particular architect, or have family information on someone who practiced in San Francisco, David would love to hear from you.

David is also a great resource for remodeling information. Many clients have benefited from his list of currently-practicing architects, contractors, plumbers, electricians, painters, roofers, and miscellaneous specialist sub-contractors. He is also very knowledgeable about the geologic conditions and structural engineering considerations citywide.

 

 

 

Buyer-Represented Properties

125 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
2685 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
2155 North Point
San Francisco , CA 94123
1403 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
1895 Pacific Avenue #406
San Francisco, CA 94109
4515 25th Street #B
San Francisco, CA 94114
1057 Brussels Street
San Francisco, CA 94134
1524 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
1998 Broadway 1607
San Francisco, CA
1998 Broadway 1607
San Francisco, CA
1914 Filbert Street B
San Francisco, CA
332 South Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
2618-20 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA
77-79 Pixley Street
San Francisco, CA
3147 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
3147 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
1043 Vallejo
San Francisco, CA
1732 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA
3150-52 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA
2555 Leavenworth 208
San Francisco, CA
63 Appian Way C
South San Francisco, CA
2405 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA
2405 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA
4079 23rd Street
San Francisco, CA
637 Powell Street 102
San Francisco, CA
325 Berry Street 427
San Francisco, CA
2363 Larkin Street 21
San Francisco, CA
2363 Larkin Street 21
San Francisco, CA
829 Corbett Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1855 Broadway
San Francisco, CA
3621 Webster
San Francisco, CA
1758 North Point
San Francisco, CA
2235 Beach Street 201
San Francisco, CA
36 Macondray Lane
San Francisco, CA
1927 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
999 Green Street 1502
San Francisco, CA
4930-32 17th Street
San Francisco, CA
1914 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA
2238 Hyde
San Francisco, CA
1930-34 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA
2116-2118 Greenwich Street
San Francisco, CA
3511 23rd Street
San Francisco, CA
158 Clipper Street
San Francisco, CA
2721 Pierce Street
San Francisco, CA
1756 North Point
San Francisco, CA
120 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA
3775 California
San Francisco, CA
2200 Princeton Drive
San Bruno, CA
1458-60 Funston Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2660 Scott
San Francisco, CA
1895 Pacific Avenue 405
San Francisco, CA
141 Broderick
San Francisco, CA
530 Chestnut 210
San Francisco, CA
200 Brannan 136
San Francisco, CA
3630 Webster
San Francisco, CA
139-145 Jasper
San Francisco, CA
287 31st
San Francisco, CA
2835 Washington
San Francisco, CA
3294 Clay
San Francisco, CA
2502 Leavenworth
San Francisco, CA
1990 Green Street
San Francisco, CA
2516 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA
101 Lombard 406W
San Francisco, CA
803 Vermont
San Francisco, CA
3116 Pierce Street
San Francisco, CA
12 Presidio Terrace
San Francisco, CA
140 23 rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA
18 Quintara Street
San Francisco, CA
1115 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA
2654 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA
2654 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA
2891 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA
2891 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA
17 Mallorca Way
San Francisco, CA
3615 Buchanan Street 205
San Francisco, CA
3348 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA
141 Carmel Street
San Francisco, CA
1751 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA
814A Hampshire Street
San Francisco, CA
1070 Green 803
San Francisco, CA
1070 Green 803
San Francisco, CA
45 Beideman Street
San Francisco, CA
1971 15th Street
San Francisco, CA
1971 15th Street
San Francisco, CA
2079 46th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
14 07th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
39 Avila Street
San Francisco, CA
142 Beaumont Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2230 Francisco Street 101
San Francisco, CA
2230 Francisco Street 101
San Francisco, CA
92 Palm Avenue
San Francisco, CA
85 San Jacinto Way
San Francisco, CA
3033 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA
3033 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA
3700 Divisadero Street 302
San Francisco, CA
3700 Divisadero Street 302
San Francisco, CA
1880 Vallejo Street 4
San Francisco, CA
1820 Vallejo Street 202
San Francisco, CA
1938 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA
2210 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2210 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA
3900 California Street 7
San Francisco, CA
3172 21st Street
San Francisco, CA
1688 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA
1118 Church Street 1
San Francisco, CA
70 Clarendon Avenue
San Francisco, CA
142 Henry Street
San Francisco, CA
3621 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA
118 Beaumont Avenue 118A
San Francisco, CA
2028 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA
525 Seaver Drive
Mill Valley, CA
482 16th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
608 12th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
134 Woodland Avenue
San Francisco, CA
3714 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
401 Twin Peaks Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
2809 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA
3024 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA
16 Park Grove Dr.
South San Francisco, CA
262 Henry Street - T.I.C.
San Francisco, CA
2525 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA
548 Arguello Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
3586 Pierce Street
San Francisco, CA
38 Bryant Street 903
San Francisco, CA
1485 Clayton Street
San Francisco, CA
364 17th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2040 Franklin Street 1109
San Francisco, CA
2271 Bay Street
San Francisco, CA
2757 Green Street
San Francisco, CA
1770 11th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
290 Alhambra Street
San Francisco, CA
290 Alhambra Street
San Francisco, CA
265 Santa Ana Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2511 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA
61 San Pablo Avenue
San Francisco, CA
3241 Gough Street 4
San Francisco, CA
3700 Divisadero 302
San Francisco, CA
2244 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA
2384 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA
40 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2566 Greenwich Street
San Francisco, CA
211 03rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2811 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA
2908 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA
3672 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
2230 Francisco Street 101
San Francisco, CA
544 21st Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1938 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA
1895 Pacific Avenue 101
San Francisco, CA
1895 Pacific Avenue 101
San Francisco, CA
324 Arguello Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
124 Mallorca Way
San Francisco, CA
409 Laurel Street
San Francisco, CA
2128 Vallejo Street 2
San Francisco, CA
3362 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA
377 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
2649 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA
1532 St. Alphonsus Way
Walnut Creek, CA
2785 Jackson Street 6
San Francisco, CA
185 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA
226 Mallorca Way
San Francisco, CA
30 Prado Street
San Francisco, CA
2127 Broadway 1
San Francisco, CA
242 Mallorca Way
San Francisco, CA
242 Mallorca Way
San Francisco, CA
2950 Clay Street 402
San Francisco, CA
1232 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA
1998 Broadway 1607
San Francisco, CA
176 Grattan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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One of my passions is San Francisco architecture. I have researched hundreds of architects who were practicing in San Francisco between 1850 and 1950 and have built-up an extensive database of properties and the architects who designed them. I have written profiles on over 60 of the individuals and firms practicing during the first 100 years of San Francisco’s growth.

Every other month from January 2001 to May 2006, the New Fillmore neighborhood newspaper published an article of mine on Pacific Heights architects. Those printed are shown in red, with the series sequence number in parentheses. A few other profiles I have previously published are also available for your review. Just click on the names underlined for the link. If you have interest in, or special knowledge of, a particular San Francisco-based architect, please contact me!

See a list of architects articles. Visit now.

 

Periodically I publish an article or chart to provide an insight into the state of San Francisco’s residential real estate market. It might focus on price trends for a specific neighborhood or market segment, or analyze how investments in one type of property compare to another.

Please review some of my recent articles. Visit now.

 

The Development of Organized Real Estate in San Francisco

David Parry wrote this article in 2004 as part of a San Francisco Museum and Historical Society issue of the Argonaut to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS®, or San Francisco Real Estate Board, as it was first named, back in 1905.

It provides a fascinating look back at the development of organized real estate, not just in San Francisco, but within California and nationally.

  • View the first standard form Purchase Contract, developed in 1907 for use in San Francisco sales.
  • Read the first Code of Ethics for the profession, adopted nationally in 1913.
  • Find out who coined the term REALTOR® and how to pronounce it and use it correctly. [Tip – if you can replace it with the phrase “real estate agent”, you probably should, because that means you are about to use it incorrectly.]
     

David Parry was the President of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS®, in 2002 and remains today a Director of the California Association of REALTORS® and a Director of its Business Technology subsidiary, ZipLogix. He also represented San Francisco’s 5,000 REALTOR® members for several years as a Director of the National Association of REALTORS®. David was the only person who was a board member of both the San Francisco Historical Society and the Museum of the City of San Francisco prior to the merger of those two organizations in November 2001.

Read the article here.

 

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