The purchase or sale of a home can have many unexpected twists and turns. Those entering the market need someone by their side that is a good listener, a good guide, and that they can trust to always look out for their best interests. This is exactly what Anna does, no matter the job at hand. She uses her years of construction experience as well as her ability to see the potential in a space to aid her clients in manifesting the vision for their dream home. At the same time, she uses her negotiation and finance skills to help guide her clients in making smart real estate investments.
A Bay Area native, Anna graduated from UC Berkeley in 1993 and began her career in marketing at a San Francisco-based environmental consulting firm. She left that firm in 1996 to join a high-end residential construction company as their operations manager. During her nine years there, she worked with the owners on numerous real estate deals. She was involved in managing all aspects of the transactions, from lending to acquisition documents, construction, refinance, and eventual preparation for sale or property management. In addition, she negotiated construction contract language, managed the in-house accounting and was the first point of contact for clients. She was highly valued for her loyalty to the company, her dedication to each and every client, and her ability to seamlessly navigate challenging situations.
During those years, Anna also engaged in her own residential and commercial real estate investing. Having owned and managed her income properties for many years, she understands the complexities of the landlord/tenant climate in the Oakland area. She has also completed extensive remodels and/or ground-up construction of 12 homes to date. All of this is to say that Anna truly understands the market from the perspective of the buyer, the seller, the contractor, and the real estate professional.
After leaving the building industry, Anna went on to run her own successful business as a birth and postpartum doula. During that time, she was fortunate enough to work with over 250 families. Her clients hired her in large part for her ability to bring calm and humor into an often intense situation, as well as her reputation for kind, skilled, and professional service. Anna brings all of those same qualities to her work as a realtor.
Anna has lived in various parts of Oakland, Berkeley, and Albany over the last 23 years. The past 10 years have been spent in a home in Montclair that she and her husband tore down to the studs and brought back to life in all of its mid-century glory.
”We have bought two houses and sold one with Anna - she is hands down an amazing realtor.
First, she is flat out good at her craft. She manages the process well, solved every problem that comes her way, and comes up with countless creative ideas to connect with buyers and sellers. She is a joy to work with, and is especially good at making sure we didn’t get too “high” or “low” during a tumultuous sales process. She works 24/7 to get things done and really made it easy for us!
And it shows in the results! She sold our home for 50% over asking which is amazing even in today’s hot market. All of her effort to spearhead our renovation and creatively stage the home made a difference!
We highly recommend Anna.”
- Megan & Mike
”Anna was amazing to work with. Her knowledge of both the area and local market were key in helping us find the perfect home. Additionally, Anna has a background in construction and when reviewing the disclosures for the homes we looked at and the one we ended up purchasing, this expertise was a massive help in us understanding if there were any major issues we needed to be aware of. Finally, Anna is so easy to work with. Her attention to detail, responsiveness and calm demeanor made the whole process really great.”
- Josh & Ramona
”Anna is just the very best. Every question we had, she had a robust, knowledgeable answer. She previewed most of the houses we knew about and didn't know about. And guided us through multiple offers. When it finally came to the house we ultimately purchased, she saw it first and coordinated our viewing it as quickly as possible. She knew us well, knew what we wanted and found us our dream house. If she hadn't encouraged us to get to the house quickly, I don't think we would've gotten it. In this market, you need an experienced professional who is truly interested in all of your needs, even if you yourself don't know them! Anna kind of looked into the future for us and made us realize all the variety of things we should be thinking about. We cannot recommend Anna enough, there really isn't a better person to have you buy or sell your home! She's unflappable, and that's a good thing! We miss her now that we don't have to see her on a weekly basis, ha! Thank you, Anna!”
- Michelle & Brandon
”Anna was incredible to work with on the sale of our home in Oakland. She is a master of understanding the Bay Area real estate market. She was organized and quick to respond to questions or needs. Anna constantly went above and beyond to help us prepare our home for sale. She has an incredible crew of hard working and highly qualified painters, handymen etc at her finger tips. She made sure the visual aesthetic of our home was relevant to today's market and buyers from the paint colors and light fixtures to having an awesome staging team. Everyone that worked on our home did an incredible job! Since we were out of state during the sale she was great at keeping in touch both over email and phone, we never felt out of the loop or uninformed. During the open houses I got a ton of compliments on the state of our home and the friendly demeanor of our agent - Anna. Our house would not have sold so well without her guidance and hard work.”
- Greg & Nicole