Steve Gothelf is excited to announce his new affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty as of January 2019, following a successful tenure in excess of three decades as a top producing agent.
With a deep commitment to client success and over 35 years of experience representing buyers and sellers of houses, condominiums, cooperatives, and small apartment buildings throughout San Francisco, Steve is a highly successful real estate broker with an extensive clientele benefitting from his expertise in achieving real estate objectives. Steve is humbled by having wonderful clients and dedicated to exceeding expectations and continuously reinforcing the trust and confidence placed in him. He measures personal success based on clients achieving their goals, whether buying or selling.
Steve ranked #8 in San Francisco in 2016 and #7 in San Francisco in 2017 for individual sales volume as reported by The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco (now known as LuxeSF). On-average Steve is within the upper 15 to 20% of the 1000 leading agents in the US for individual sales volume as reported by WSJ/Real Trends and has ranked as high as #44 nationwide. Steve has represented buyers and sellers in transactions totaling well over $1 billion dollars.
Steve’s success is the result of many factors including an energetic and focused client-centric work ethic, deeply nuanced and continuously updated real-time market knowledge, highly developed listening and negotiating skills, ability to think critically and execute strategically, as well as excellent working relationships with colleagues throughout the real estate community.
Supported by a team of talented professionals in order to deliver the highest levels of service while achieving positive results, Steve is also passionate about personal involvement in transactions and distinguishes himself by being consistently available to clients.
Steve’s scope of work, while broad and diverse and often confidential, includes the successful representation of clients in the purchase and sale of some of San Francisco’s most iconic, high profile, and rarely available residences, a number of those sales completed quietly off-market.
Among other notable sales, Steve represented either the seller or buyer in 4 of the 12 highest city-wide San Francisco house sales between January 2011 and January 2019, and represented either the buyer or seller in 7 of the highest annual sales between 2009 and 2015.
Prior to real estate, professional experience was focused on the non-profit sector developing and managing community-based drug prevention initiatives, consulting with programs serving at-risk youth, and overseeing program evaluation at the local through federal level. Steve has graduate degrees in Public Management and Social Policy and pursued Doctoral Studies at UC Berkeley.
Steve’s vision for philanthropy resulted in a broker-driven fund supporting hundreds of San Francisco non-profits since inception, resulting in millions of dollars for the non-profit community. Steve served on the board from 1993 through 2018. He also served on the board of Huckleberry Youth Programs for 8 years and is a member of HYP’s Leadership Circle.
Steve and his wife Donna, a former successful small business owner and real estate agent, have been San Francisco residents since relocating from the east coast in 1976. Steve’s son Adam, a former real estate broker, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Disclosures.io.