Alek is a prime example of someone who has literally been driven to succeed.

His passion for wheels and engines naturally led him to an early career in luxury auto sales – one of the most challenging and demanding sales environments where success and high customer satisfaction are achieved through a taste for competition, tough negotiation skills and bold determination.

As one of San Francisco’s most dedicated BMW salesmen, Alek built lasting relationships based attention to detail, strong communication, and an unwavering commitment to his own high standards and values. By age 27 he was already a leader managing his own progressive sales teams that successfully tackled continuously evolving market conditions and customer needs.

Alek now applies his rich sales experience to the dynamic field of Real Estate, offering both sellers and buyers access to his impressive toolbox of experience and sales skills. Involved in real estate since 2009 as a private investor and consultant, he takes prides in utilizing his finely-tuned negotiation skills to benefit his clients, and his commitment to help them attain their real estate goals.

Originally from Russia, Alek has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years. He is the proud father of an 12-year-old son, who enjoys every aspect of parenting to help his son develop strong values and achieve his goals in sports, academics, and personal development.

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

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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