Debra Dryden, originally from Toronto, Canada, has always had a true passion for working with people. After over 40 years of representing buyers and sellers in Piedmont, Oakland, and Berkeley, she continues to thrive on the diversity and challenges of her career.
Since starting in 1978, advances in technology have reinvented the real estate industry. Because clients deserve the highest standard of care, Debra constantly seeks out advanced education to ensure a leading edge in the market. Her quick thinking, knowledge of the East Bay, creative marketing, risk management, and adept negotiating, allow her to provide unparalleled service.
As a top producer for many years, Debra is mindful of the quality and balance in her life and work. Personalized service is her biggest investment. Her clients know they are #1 and can depend on her availability. People are her business -- not properties. When you hire Debra, you get 100%.
In her personal life, Debra truly enjoys being outdoors. Her hobbies include hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, and of course, traveling. Living in the Bay Area has been a wonderful experience and allowed her to explore these passions.
Debra also recently acquired a toy-sized poodle named Harry. Rumor has it that he looks exactly like a teddy bear. See for yourself!
"I have worked with Debra on two purchases of property and one sale. She works hard, she knows her subject very well, is honest and diligent, she pays attention to details and she always kept me fully-informed. She is fun to work with and has a well-balanced temperament when things go awry in a transaction, which often happens in real estate deals. She is solution-oriented and works very well with other agents. I couldn't recommend her more highly."
Guy T. Saperstein
"My husband and I have had 5 real estate transactions with Debra since 1980 in both Piedmont and Oakland and have never been tempted to use anyone else. Debra has a calm and competent attitude towards the process which is contagious because there can be some pretty tense moments! She does make you feel as if you are her only client, and she never gets petty or lets personal opinions get in the way. She always makes herself available during the process, even late at night when those "emergency" questions pop up. And she is very knowledgeable about the market and what prices are realistic, both selling and buying. She also has a wonderful sense of humor and keeps the process interesting, which is amazing considering how many years she has been doing this! We are friendly with the family that bought our home in Piedmont, and see them when we go "back" to visit the old neighborhood. I don't think that is an everyday occurrence in this business. This is another example of how well Debra handles relationships."
Dave and Jane Holland
“I highly recommend Debra because of her extensive experience and comfortable working relationship with her clients and other professionals. She recently helped me and my client, a successor trustee, successfully sell a residence in the Montclair area. The transaction had many challenges, due to the age and condition of the home, but Debra handled everything smoothly and efficiently. We received over 10 offers, most all cash, and two of which proposed 5-day escrows. With Debra's expertise and guidance, the sale closed in one week. Two thumbs up for Debra!”