"What can I say about Denis?! We couldn't have asked for a more professional and super involved realtor to represent us with the sale of our home in the Oakland Hills. For six months he continually went far beyond the call of duty...helping to keep me personally on track through the renovation process, and even lending a hand in that regard at times. The end result? Our home sold for 40% over asking...I can't imagine getting a better end result with anyone else. He is HIGHLY recommended by both I and my family...another huge thanks for all that you have done for us, Denis! And to others out there looking for absolute professionalism and care in a realtor...Denis Neema is the realtor for you!"
- Colin H., Oakland
"Denis is a true gem of a human being! My husband and I met him while poking around at an open house in the Dimond district for fun. He was very knowledgeable of the current market and we instantly noticed his kind and genuine demeanor. Although we weren't in the market to purchase our first home yet, we knew that we wanted to work with him when we decided to start looking.
Fast forward a few months to January to when we gave Denis a call. He was excited and eager to help us begin our search. Denis of course was super informative and made us feel comfortable as first time buyers with no knowledge of how the process works. He was also extremely positive even though our budget would most definitely pose a challenge.
It has been a little over a month later and we are now homeowners! We lucked out giving the circumstances of the property but we really believe we couldn't have succeeded without Denis as our agent. We feel very lucky to have met him and look forward to cultivating the friendship that came so naturally. You will be in great hands if you get the opportunity to work with Denis! "
- Jamie S., San Francisco
"Denis just wrapped up the purchase of a duplex that he helped me find, evaluate, and vet. Everything about the process exceeded my expectations--from the speed and diligence with which he responded to my questions, to arranging the necessary inspections, to communicating with the seller and her agent, the tenants and even the neighbors. He explained every step in detail and made sure I had all the information needed to make decisions regarding the purchase. He was available every time I needed help even when that meant an hour's drive in traffic. He also handled a problematic funding process with aplomb and grace, even after complications with my mortgage meant delay after delay, and kept the seller in the loop so so she understood the situation. And finally, Denis made it fun. He has a great eye for what makes a property special, and great suggestions for how I might make the most of my new home. I will definitely work with Denis again next time."
- Sophie J., Oakland
Denis’ reputation of offering high quality service, an engaging stress free experience for his clients and ultimately outstanding results precedes him. Denis builds true partnerships throughout the entire process by applying communication and collaboration skills with a genuine rapport, commitment and caring. Denis has an uncanny ability to tune into his clients, attend to detail, and guide his client through an enjoyable, successful real estate transaction.
Denis' roots are from a small town in France hence his name is pronounced “Duh-Knee.” He was steeped in the small town values and the beliefs that a home is the heart of a family and a beacon to your circle of friends. A home should be a place that expresses your unique self, provides security and protection and is a place where you can relax, refresh and enjoy yourself, family and friends. As a world traveler, Denis is always doing research about the real estate markets around the globe.
Denis has called the Bay Area, San Francisco and Oakland, home for over 30 years. After completing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley he began his career in Software Engineering managing Quality Assurance teams for fortune 500 companies such as Adobe, Walmart and Salesforce. Denis translates his background into a quality experience for you. His methodical and streamlined approach to market analysis, inventory, real estate transactions and contracts combined with his background in the tech industry ensures integrity and expediency from start to finish.
When not working on real estate, you may find Denis picking up donations in Oakland for the One Warm Coat® organization. He also enjoys travelling the world, racing his cars, or hand-feeding the local wildlife that has adopted him.