Alan Martinez

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While most children grow up aspiring to become a doctor or a lawyer, Alan always knew he would be working in the real estate industry. After buying and selling property in San Francisco himself, Alan joined Vanguard Properties with the encouragement of his longtime friend and fellow team member, Jonathan Deason. By leveraging Jonathan’s extensive sales experience in traditional real estate, new construction and development sales, and Alan’s anticipatory approach to client service, they deliver an unparalleled level of service in the industry. Since joining forces in 2018, they have facilitated over $85,000,000 in real estate transactions. They are proud of their business built on referrals, high-quality service, and trust—resulting in relationships that last beyond a single transaction.

A native of the Bay Area, Alan has called San Francisco his home since 2011. In his time in the city, he’s lived in six different neighborhoods and currently resides in the East Cut district. His diverse residential experience helps him to educate his clients about the vibrant culture of each community.

Throughout his diverse background in sales, finance, and management, Alan’s number one priority has always been giving his clients the personal attention they deserve. Whether you are buying a home or selling your current one, Alan's meticulous attention to detail and strong negotiation skills will ensure that every aspect of your transaction goes smoothly, empowering you to make a sound decision.


… What Clients are Saying about the Deason Group!


"We interviewed four realtors who came highly recommended; from the moment we met them, Jonathan and Alan were the obvious choice. Their savvy about the San Francisco market combined with their hands-on high-touch approach made all the difference in helping us to get a great price for our home of 25 years during the pandemic. Jonathan and Alan had great recommendations for what to update (and not), what staging company to choose, how to market & price. We had an extensive disclosure packet, and Jonathan's legal background was a big plus. We also had a very unique property, and they met every single prospective buyer and gave them a tour, which allowed them to point out special features and answer questions on the spot. We were delighted with our experience and would give Jonathan and Alan our highest recommendation. They were a pleasure to work with."

- Marcy & Josh


Jonathan and Alan did an amazing job helping me sell my condo in SF as I was moving cross-country. I literally just left them the keys and hopped on a plane - I didn't need to lift a finger. They were very proactive in communicating updates and made the place look fantastic. It's a testament to their knowledge of the local market that they were able to make the sale to a very happy buyer in only a few short days. I highly recommend working with both of them when buying or selling in SF! Truly a white-glove service.

- William H.


“Jonathan and Alan recently helped us purchase our home in SF. We had been working together for almost 18 months and were outbid on two other properties. When we finally found the house we had the conviction to buy, Jonathan and Alan showed creativity and experience to negotiate and close our transaction by avoiding a bidding war. We are confident the creativity in the critical moments helped us negotiate and win the best deal. Jonathan and Alan were also critical in the post-signing to the closing process. They also referred us to a mortgage broker and insurance broker that we ended up using to close the transaction. We have even relied on Jonathan and his team for design ideas and referrals after closing. They have guided our thinking on how potential changes would impact the value of the home. In short, buying a home is one of the most important life decisions one will make, and we are so glad we trusted Jonathan and his team with that responsibility.”

- Christopher & Kimberley E.


"We’ve engaged Jonathan to sell and buy multiple properties in San Francisco since 2013. Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable of the complexities and variables one encounters in this unique market we call home, which is so important and reassuring. His experience in developing his own properties also adds tremendous value in evaluating a property and potential challenges. He is extremely professional and fun to work with, and as demonstrated in our last transaction, works extremely hard and with the utmost competence to get a deal done in the most daunting of circumstances (i.e. pandemic). Jonathan, along with his business partner Alan and the escrow/title team, utilizes technology to the max to respond and act quickly and make the transaction run seamlessly. I couldn’t have asked for a higher level of expertise and service. Thank you, Jonathan!"

​- Chris S.


“Jonathan was an indispensable asset for us to find a dream home. He was very patient with us as we grew accustomed to the market conditions in SF and was able to guide us through the whole process from scoping out the right houses and defining a winning bid up to ensuring a speedy closing of the whole transaction. Jonathan clearly knows the SF market and was always spot on in estimating the selling price for new houses which really helped us in finding our SF home. We highly recommend him!

- Brian K. & John V.


“It's not hard to find a real estate agent who can show you pretty things. If you need help learning about neighborhoods, reading through disclosures... most of them can do that too. It's when things go off-script that you really need confidence, firm advocacy, and advice. These are rarer traits. Jonathan and his team performed admirably in the face of multiple last-minute issues that arose during our closing. Their knowledge of the SF market and their legal experience helped us get into a home we love—no small feat for picky, cautious, first-time home buyers like us.”

- Jeffrey C. & Kai C.
Recent Sales
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
3620 Market Street 7
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,200 Sq.ft.
$1,481,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
722 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,119 Sq.ft.
$1,500,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
770 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,820,000
Sold
425 1st Street 4706
San Francisco, CA 94105
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,238 Sq.ft.
$1,789,000
Sold
133 Outlook Cir.
Pacifica, CA 94044
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,497 Sq.ft.
$1,200,000
Sold
829 Folsom Street 312
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 634 Sq.ft.
$835,000
Sold
829 Folsom Street 606
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 685 Sq.ft.
$870,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
1875 Mission Street 303
San Francisco, CA 94103
1 Bed | 1 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$800,000
Sold
125 Curtis Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,775 Sq.ft.
$1,500,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
2 Allston Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
3 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$2,121,000