Alek Keytiyev is one of Vanguard Properties’ top producing real estate agents who is driven by strong work ethics and passion for helping others. With his unwavering commitment to high standards, Alek has developed a pristine reputation in the Bay Area real estate community. In his early career in the luxury automotive sales, where he achieved the greatest success, Alek had gained intrinsic understanding of the complexities of negotiation, communication, collaboration, and leadership — absolutely invaluable tools to succeed in the most competitive environment through his motivation to provide exemplary service to his valued clients.

In the rapidly changing and dynamic San Francisco housing market, Alek is an advocate for his clients, focusing on their education and support. He helps them excel, no matter the challenges or circumstances. With a keen eye and wise acumen, Alek encourages clients to see the often invisible opportunities in a real estate transaction. Of his professional practice, he says: “I realize the qualities and values of communities and families. My goal is to provide Clients with the top level service. When I meet a Client, my ultimate goal is to get best deals done on their behalf.” Alek is bilingual in Russian and English, enabling him to work with a vast clientele that reflects the Bay Area’s diversity. Having immigrated to San Francisco in 2001, Alek is now a proud father to his three children and values his time with his family. He is actively involved in their schooling and development, making sure to spend his free time with his family, while instilling in them the same values that have catapulted him to tremendous success in the luxury real estate market.

Top 21 Club

Alek Keytiyev is recognized as a member of the prestigious Top 21 Club consisting of top producing realtors within Vanguard Properties, the boutique San Francisco real estate firm, 2018 Brokerage of the Year. Such sales metrics reflect top performance within the entire San Francisco marketplace and provides tools and competitive advantage that Alek and his team effectively use for the benefit of their valued Clients.

Alek Keytiyev Top Producer in San Francisco

America’s Best 2019

Alek Keytiyev is proudly featured among top national performers. America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest real estate agents from all across the country! Nearly 14,500 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured in America’s Best. Those ranked are among the top 1/2 of 1% of 1.4 million licensed real estate professionals in the United States!

Alek Keytiyev is Americas Best 2019 by Real Trends

Top Agent Network

Top Agent Network

Alek Keytiyev is an active member of Top Agent Network (TAN), San Francisco chapter. This valuable collaboration within the premier network of top 10% producing agents allows Alek provide superior service to his valued clients.

Sellers’ Benefits Include:

- Ability to test / market your home and price accurately without becoming stale on the open market.

- Access to pre-qualified and highly motivated buyers through other top-performing agents.

- The experience of proven top-performing agents allows deals to happen quickly, reliably and often privately.

- Referrals to the proven best service providers in your area.

- Instant answers to your unique real estate questions.

- Your home sells faster and for the best price.

Buyers’ Benefits Include:

- Access to homes not on the open market (MLS).

- Delivering your specific buying objectives to home sellers - even those who have not yet officially decided to sell.

- The experience of proven top-performing agents allows deals to happen quickly, reliably and often privately.

- Referrals to the proven best service providers in your area.

- Instant answers to your unique real estate questions.

- You find your dream home more easily.


The Top Agent Network Philosophy

  1. Excellence
    Agents can only become a member of TAN if their closed sales put them in the top 10% of their local market. These elite professionals close 90% of all residential real estate deals.

  2. Community
    When agents connect early and often about real estate on TAN, their chapter grows into a powerful network. This results in members building relationships that have lasting value.

  3. Flexibility
    Top-producing agents use TAN in different ways and for different reasons. Hence, wide array of tools available to help ensure the received information is relevant, timely, and tailored to the clients’ exact needs.

  4. Professionalism
    Top Agent Network is a community built on mutual respect. Members communicate with the same level of professionalism that they would bring to an in-person meeting.

  5. Privacy
    Members value the privacy of not only their own clients, but the clients of other TAN members as well. And they trust that the information they exchange is not shared outside the community.

Offices to Serve You


2501 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110



199 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105



555 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114


Pacific Heights

1801 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115


in the press

Captivating Victorian Blends Classic Flair, Modern Comfort

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character.

Address: 552-554 Hill Street, San Francisco.

Asking price: $5 million.

Description: On a flat block bordering Dolores Heights and Noe Valley, this trilevel Victorian has a traditional floor plan that includes classic and modern finishes. An elevator, solar panels and professional appliances are among the contemporary amenities, while stained glass, coved ceilings and hardwood moldings represent some of the period finishes. Built-in shelves line the office walls, and the dining room has a fireplace and china cabinet. A detached two-bedroom in-law unit includes a kitchen, bathroom and laundry area. Views of the neighborhood and Sutro Tower can be seen from the rooftop deck. The owner’s suite includes a spa bathroom and private deck.


Don’t miss: The outdoor spaces. Each floor has a rear deck, and the garden features a tile patio, brick planting beds and a hot tub.

Built: 1904

Square feet: 4,500

554 Hill Street: Captivating Victorian Blends Classic Flair, Modern Comfort

554 Hill Street: Captivating Victorian Blends Classic Flair, Modern Comfort

Published 1:24 pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Alek Keytiyev in the San Francisco Chronicle SFGate

Brexit potential affect on Bay Area real estate

A: Britain’s historic decision at the end of June triggered negative economic ripples throughout the entire world, and the United States was not an exception.

Domestically, stock markets showed a negative performance the day after the Brexit announcement. Generally, such economic news leads to uncertainty, directly impacting the real estate market.

The performance of this segment slows down with declining sales. Brexit news, however, does have a positive outlook for the Bay Area real estate market. Soon after the votes were counted in Britain, the mortgage rates were driven down from an already impressively low point, creating an even more favorable environment for local home buyers.

At the same time, international investors are becoming increasingly interested in the Bay Area job sector and its real estate market, which offers a sustainable environment and a strong projected growth. As always, time will show the true effect of Brexit on Bay Area real estate, which historically has shown constant appreciation in the long run.

Published 4:25 pm, Friday, July 8, 2016


Quoted by Marina Times, August 2016


Routinely overlooked nuances can doom a deal

A: A real estate transaction consists of many important details and nuances that must harmoniously align. Everything has to fall into place to connect buyer and seller alike.

Sellers reach best results through correct pricing, timing and creative marketing. Often, in search for cost-effective options, sellers take shortcuts. Properties that are not introduced to the market in a timely manner, aren’t strategically priced and are not carefully introduced with quality marketing fail to relate to emotions of the intended buyers. These oversights result in a smaller circle of intended audience and a lower level of excitement.

Buyers are encouraged to stay active to be in sync with dynamic conditions and aware of true values. Any market offers short windows of opportunities during which people tend to procrastinate. During such moments, successful buyers act quickly to gain an edge and position themselves favorably within the market. A prepared buyer also realizes that while list prices are an important reference point, they are often not a true reflection of actual values.

In order to avoid these and other numerous oversights, both sellers and buyers need to seek professional advice from an active real estate agent who is able to guide their clients efficiently through the complex path of a real estate transaction.

Published 5:19 pm, Friday, May 13, 201


Rebuilt 4-Bedroom Offers Commanding Views in Luxury Setting

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character.

Address: 536 Moraga Street, San Francisco.

Asking price: $1.895 million.

Beautifully reimagined facade of the 536 Moraga Street in San Francisco

Beautifully reimagined facade of the 536 Moraga Street in San Francisco

Description: Crisp, clean lines, abundant natural light and designer finishes adorn this newly rebuilt four-bedroom home on a flat block in the Inner Sunset neighborhood. The Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean are visible from the tri-level that has a roof deck and large windows throughout. A lower-level family room opens to a walk-out terrace that descends to a landscaped garden with built-in planting areas. Viking appliances, designer lighting and Carrera marble counters adorn a kitchen inside a great room with oversize windows and a ribbon-flame fireplace. Tech shuttles, boutiques and restaurants are all near the luxury home in the trendy neighborhood [...].

Don't miss: A penthouse master suite with a spa bathroom and a roof deck with glass railing and panoramic view.

Built: 1924

Square feet: 2,500

Published 4:00 pm, Tuesday, February 24, 2015