TJ Fisher expected to spend just a month in Northern California, but was so taken with the people and places that he had leased an apartment before boarding his return flight. He stayed away just long enough to attend commencement and pack boxes, and has called our city home ever since. Over seven years later, San Francisco still has his heart, and he brings this passion to his work highlighting the benefits of our city lifestyle and the finer points of properties for our buyers and sellers.
TJ’s passion for the stories of our shared cultural heritage led him to seek opportunities as a historian and preservationist from a young age. Today he is a nationally recognized expert in automatic musical instruments, such as player pianos and carousel organs, and contributes writing and research regularly in this and other fields. TJ also works actively to support historic theaters of the Bay Area. He revels in easily overlooked stories about daily life and especially leisure, and in chances to share them with people of all ages. Friends and neighbors know him as the one to ask for help spelunking through newspaper archives, genealogical records, and more.
So much exploration of yesterday’s San Francisco has deepened TJ’s appreciation of our city today and his hopes for our future. He listens closely for the many fascinating echoes of the past in the homes and neighborhoods where we work, and is proud to play a small part in the San Francisco stories of our many clients. TJ lives in Duboce Triangle at the pleasure of his two rescue cats. A pianist for many years, he looks forward to taking up the theater organ, but would like to assure his neighbors that he won’t be dragging one of those up the stairs to join his upright. He has remained involved with his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, as an alumni mentor.