Jonathan Deason, Esq.

Share/Save
Jonathan’s background as a tax and real estate attorney and 20-year bay area resident enables him to provide exceptional service to his clients. Jonathan transitioned from the practice of law into real estate in 2007 and has been a Top Producer at Vanguard Properties ever since—selling over $325,000,000 of real estate since then. J onathan’s legal expertise makes him comfortable with all aspects of contract negotiations, drafting and interpretation. Extremely personable, dedicated, and service-oriented, Jonathan is well known for his 24/7 accessibility, his legendary discretion, laser-focus, and attention to detail.

Jonathan’s extensive career has focused on both traditional real estate sales as well as new construction sales throughout the city’s most popular neighborhoods—including Noe Valley, Mission Dolores, Castro, Mission, SOMA, NOPA, Hayes Valley, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, and Presidio Heights.

In addition to single-family home and condominium resales, Jonathan has extensive experience in the listing and sales of new construction condominium buildings and TIC-conversion projects-having sold over 100 of these units in recent years. Jonathan’s legal background enables him to work closely and manage the legal paperwork with Title Company’s Subdivision departments, the City and County of San Francisco, condominium and land use attorneys, budget preparers & DRE deputies to assist in the issuance of the final documentation (Public Report) required to sell new and converted developments.

Jonathan was born and raised in Santa Monica, California and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley in Art History before going on to earn his Juris Doctorate at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, where he served on the Law Review. Jonathan is a homeowner in San Francisco’s Corona Heights district and is active in the San Francisco nonprofit community. Jonathan also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate (with multi-engine and instrument ratings) and is an active owner/pilot of a Cirrus SR22T.


… 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.
Exclusive Listings
Recent Sales
2855 Folsom Street A
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,290 Sq.ft.
$2,695,000
2853 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,630 Sq.ft.
$1,695,000
41-A Landers Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 620 Sq.ft.
$795,000
Sold
2855 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,935 Sq.ft.
$2,015,000
Sold
425 1st Street 2801
San Francisco, CA 94105
2 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,740,000
Sold
161 Castro Street B
San Francisco, CA 94114
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 700 Sq.ft.
$860,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
2177 3rd Street 514
San Francisco, CA 94107
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,002 Sq.ft.
$1,550,000
Sold
163 Russ Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 945 Sq.ft.
$850,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
3620 Market Street 7
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,200 Sq.ft.
$1,481,000
Sold
41 Landers Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 760 Sq.ft.
$945,000
Sold
25 Guerrero Street 302
San Francisco, CA 94103
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 630 Sq.ft.
$665,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
722 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,119 Sq.ft.
$1,500,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
575 Colorado Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
4 Bed | 3 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$4,575,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
770 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
2 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,820,000
Sold
1875 Mission Street 311
San Francisco, CA 94103
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 815 Sq.ft.
$950,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
148 Saturn Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,005 Sq.ft.
$967,500
Sold
374 Douglass Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,080 Sq.ft.
$3,050,000
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
769 Treat Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,760 Sq.ft.
$1,760,000
Sold
197 Portola Drive
San Francisco, CA 94114
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,365 Sq.ft.
$2,200,000
Sold
666 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
5 Bed | 5 Bath | 2,069 Sq.ft.
$1,550,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
1843 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,510 Sq.ft.
$1,790,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
32 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$3,069,000
Sold
829 Folsom Street 312
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 634 Sq.ft.
$835,000
Sold
787 31st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,955 Sq.ft.
$2,856,500
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
230 Dorland Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 690 Sq.ft.
$950,000
Sold
431 Jersey St
San Francisco, CA 94114
3 Bed | 1.5 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$2,600,000
Sold
1717 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,750 Sq.ft.
$2,300,000
Sold
278 Vernon Street
San Francisco, CA 94132
5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,140 Sq.ft.
$1,620,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
30 Conrad Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,018 Sq.ft.
$3,488,000
Sold
829 Folsom Street 606
San Francisco, CA 94107
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 685 Sq.ft.
$870,000
Sold
167 Castro Street A
San Francisco, CA 94114
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 705 Sq.ft.
$958,800
 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
49 Uranus Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94114
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,573 Sq.ft.
$1,650,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
136 Marietta Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,326 Sq.ft.
$1,520,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
2 Allston Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
3 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$2,121,000
Sold
1875 Mission Street 206
San Francisco, CA 94103
1 Bath | 680 Sq.ft.
$739,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
787 31st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94804
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2,540 Sq.ft.
$1,707,500
Sold
36 Brunswick Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
2 Bed | 2 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$1,500,000
Sold
25 Lucerne Street 1
San Francisco, CA 94103
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,895 Sq.ft.
$1,400,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
666 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,090 Sq.ft.
$1,350,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
3959 19th Street 3961
San Francisco, CA 94114
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,189 Sq.ft.
$1,215,000