Welcome to the information page for SFARMLS Wednesday Broker Tour. You can bookmark this page as the hub of where to get the latest news about the changes to how touring will work on Wednesday as we continue to evolve the program during this post-COVID reopening, but also into 2022.
The first official day of fully reopened SFARMLS Broker Tour is Tuesday June 1st/Wednesday June 2nd. You can read about the relaunch/restart information in that article.
The only real change from our pre-COVID layout for Wednesday is that we have been forced to move 9J to the Wednesday segment. The construction of the new Chase Center in that area will further constrain parking and traffic after 3pm every day, so moving it to Wednesday with the other affected subdistricts is the best option currently. The development to move this data is in progress and will NOT be live on June 1st, but will be soon thereafter. We will include an update in the Office Liaison Report, Members Edge, and social media when this happens.
Q: When does Broker Tour restart in 2021?
A: Informally, there was a Broker Tour on Tuesday May 25th. Fully supported, it starts on Tuesday June 1st. The first Wednesday segment will be on June 2nd.
Q: Why are you continuing to use Wednesday?
A: Resuming normal Broker Tour operations following our pre-COVID (and pre-Super-Regional conversion) setup makes the most sense. We are aware that the general sense is that the District 9 Wednesday block has not yet taken off like we planned, but we do believe it is the right way to move forward for several reasons.
Primarily, we documented clearly that it was absolutely not working with these subdistricts touring late on Tuesday. Real problems with access to parking and a general traffic constriction issue (which will only continue to get worse with the construction of the new arena in Mission Bay) necessitated the change. Secondarily, we can anticipate that the development of properties on Treasure Island will also require a segment on a second day - and we plan to have that follow the existing Wednesday subdistricts. Putting all of these subdistricts back on Tuesday late would create an unequitable situation for those listings.
Q: Which subdistricts exactly are on Wednesday?
A: The Wednesday segment of Broker Tour has listings in District 9, for the following Subdistricts:
9D Mission Bay
9F South of Market
9G Yerba Buena
9H South Beach
9J Central Waterfront / Dogpatch << will be moved to Wednesday soon
Q: What about Treasure Island / Yerba Buena?
A: There are no physical properties to tour on Treasure Island (9T) yet. For the time being, Agents will visit the Sales Office for the developments which is located in District B2. Once the actual units are available for touring they will also be on Wednesday, and the complete set of subdistricts for Wednesday will be 9D, 9F, 9G, 9H, 9J and 9T. This points to the Wednesday segment being stronger as we move towards 2022.
Treasure Island Sales Office will tour on Tuesday morning along with B2 (9:00am to 10:30am)
Physical Tours on Treasure Island (starting in 2022) will be on Wednesday along with other D9 (noon to 1:30pm)