Many of you remember the historic Firehouse 33 at 117 Broad. This unique San Francisco property had a long history on the market while the search for new owners, ready to respect the building’s history and integrity, were sought out. In 2010, when I took over the listing of this unusual San Francisco home, the property was featured on Yahoo.com in their real estate and finance sections, NY Times , Zillow, Curbed SF, CNN Money, and SFGate, JUST to name a FEW!
And after 3 years (and 5 agents before me), I can proudly say that I helped sell Firehouse 33 for $875,000 in December! The new owners, also in love with the integrity of the Firehouse, have promised to cherish and preserve its history!
But, the story of the Firehouse and its place in San Francisco history isn’t completely over!
Robert and Marilyn Katzman, the sellers of Firehouse 33 after living there for 33 years, had hoped to find someone that was ready to slide into their entire fiery lifestyle, which included the Firehouse, the memorabilia and their amazing World Famous San Francisco Fire Engine Tour Business. However, the new owners of Firehouse 33 already had careers they loved and they had their own furnishings.
And so, once the Firehouse sold, it was time to finish the rest of this chapter for the Katzmans. They had an estate sale so mind-blowing that it was even covered by the California Home & Design Blog, and this took care of the memorabilia. But San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures still has not found the right owner.
They started the business in 1998 and in a short time the business’ popularity had spread like a wildfire all over the world.
Featured in guide books worldwide in a variety of languages and featured on The Travel Channel, regional travel shows, on airline arrival films, news & magazine travel articles and web sites, create an ongoing demand for this tour. But it is the AMAZING word of mouth advertising that REALLY separates this tour business from the rest! And now, it’ll be much more affordable for the right person(s) to step into the Katzman’s fireboots… and make it their own!
So now, with two big parts of this chapter of the Katzman’s firelife complete, they have decided that the best way to sell a fire related business is, well, to have a FIRE SALE! 🙂
The business (when it was listed together with the Firehouse) was listed at $249,000. But as of today, the Katzman’s will entertain offers starting at $125,000!!! Yes folks, that’s 50% off!
To further entice you, here’s a little note from the Katzmans to give you a glimpse into the life they’ve enjoyed while running the San Francisco Fire Engine Tour Business:
“It was our dream to become part of the fabric of San Francisco. We Love This Beautiful City and we had always loved taking friends and visitors on adventures. When The Big Red Shiny ’55 Mack Fire Engine came into our lives, our entrepreneurial spirit kicked into high gear. We knew there was something magical about this Fire Engine and we were right . Everyday is filled with smiles and happiness and to be able to make a living having so much fun has been a dream come true”.
So, if you have always dreamed of making a living entertaining people in your own unique show on wheels (or maybe just got bit by the bug while reading this post) please give me a shout! Whether you have lots of personality, energy and desire OR just have the talent to hire the right people to work for you, this may very well be the opportunity of a lifetime for you!
It’s the perfect time of the year to get up to speed before “the season”. And at 50% off, you can now afford to get behind the wheel of the amazing San Francisco Fire Engine Tour Business yourself!