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Doug Buenz

Broker Associate | DRE# 00843458
About Doug

Why I Love Real Estate

I am passionate about real estate. I love working with people. And I love what I do. I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I believe it is the best place to live in the world. I love the energy, and passion, and creativity, and the possibilities that the Bay Area and Silicon Valley embody.

I attended Oregon State University, where I graduated with honors in Finance and Economics. I began my career in mortgage banking, and quickly gravitated towards investment real estate, where I apartment buildings & commercial property for almost 10 years. The knowledge and training I received was invaluable in helping me hone my real estate and negotiation skills, but I wanted something more. I wanted to have a more meaningful impact on people’s lives.

So in 1989 I began selling residential real estate, allowing me to use my skills and expertise while connecting with and helping people on a very personal level. Nothing is more fulfilling for me. As a result, I have helped hundreds of clients buy and sell homes in the Tri-Valley region. 

Training and Innovation

I have focused much of my professional training on the art of negotiation. I attended the world renowned Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, and hold a certificate from the Harvard Negotiation Institute. This prestigious program is popular with business and government leaders nationally and globally, and is regarded as the most powerful training in negotiation available. Just a handful of Real Estate Agents across the country have invested in their skill set and careers to this level and hold this advanced negotiations certification.

I have built a reputation in the real estate community as innovator and early adapter in technology. I have written extensively about real estate both on my popular blog and in the local and national media. I have served on numerous industry panels, including the California Association of Realtors and the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, I am a frequent speaker in my company training programs, and in local industry events.

My Other Passions

Real Estate is what I do, not who I am. I am the father of 2 awesome kids. In my free time I like to play music with a couple of local bands (yes we get paid to do it), work out, hike, and read about world events and politics online. I love pop culture (I often sprinkle pop culture references in my conversations). I love College football, and sports in general. I am very involved in the schools and the community, serving as President of the Athletic Boosters for the local high school. I am especially passionate about helping our men and women in the armed forces

Thank you for taking the time to understand what makes me tick. I sincerely hope I have the opportunity to meet you, and put the expertise of my team and I to work for you

Doug Buenz’s Listings

a view of a city with sunset
a living room filled with furniture and entry gate
a kitchen with granite countertop a sink a counter top space cabinets and stainless steel appliances
a living room with furniture fireplace and a large window
a living room with furniture a rug and a table
an outdoor living room with patio furniture and garden
a view of a house with large windows and flower plants
a living room with furniture and a chandelier
a view of entryway with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and floor to ceiling windows
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with fireplace furniture and a window
a view of a livingroom with furniture and window
a view of a balcony with furniture
a living room with furniture and a window
a kitchen with granite countertop a sink a counter space appliances and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a refrigerator and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove and a microwave oven
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink a stove and a wooden floors
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a living room with furniture a large window and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a rug
a living room with furniture and a potted plant
a view of a patio with table and chairs
a living room with furniture a flat screen tv and a fireplace
a living room with furniture
a living room with a large window and chandelier
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
a living room with furniture and a window
a roof deck with couch and potted plants
a bed room with furniture and a window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bathroom with a tub a double vanity sink and a large mirror
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a chandelier
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet a mirror and shower
a bedroom with a bed and dresser with mirror
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink toilet and shower
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a couch
a bedroom with a bed and dresser with mirror
a view of a couches in a patio with a yard
a view of a patio with table and chairs and potted plants
a view of garden with flowers and trees
a backyard of a house with yard and outdoor seating
a front view of a house with a yard
a backyard of a house with lots of green space
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Listed By Compass

$9,490,000

Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
8.5
Square Feet
15,177
Acres
1.01
a front view of a house with a yard
a living room with furniture a fireplace and a dining table with wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a large window
a kitchen with a stove and chairs
a view of a patio with a table chairs and a yard
a view of a yard with patio and outdoor seating
a view of yard with green space
an aerial view of residential houses and outdoor space
a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with garden
a living room with furniture and a rug
a bathroom with a toilet and a shower curtain
a living room with furniture fireplace and potted plants
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture flowerpot and wooden floor
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a large window
a room with furniture a large window and a chandelier
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink and a stove
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove and a sink
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove and a microwave
a living room with furniture or couch and a table
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink stove and cabinets
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a view of a hallway with front door
a bedroom with bed and a fireplace
a spacious bathroom with a tub sink and mirror
a kitchen with granite countertop a sink and cabinets
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a bathroom with a double vanity sink a mirror a bathtub and shower
a utility room with dryer and washer
a view of walk in closet with clothes and shoes
walk in closet with glass door and glass door
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a kitchen with granite countertop a sink stainless steel appliances and cabinets
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a bedroom with a bed furniture and a window
a bedroom with two beds and painting on the wall
a bathroom with a double vanity sink and a mirror
a bathroom with a sink toilet and shower
a bathroom with a sink vanity mirror and toilet
a bathroom with a sink vanity granite and a mirror
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and shower
a room with a large window washer and dryer
a kitchen with a sink stove and refrigerator
a view of a house with a small yard plants and a fountain
a view of a patio with table and chairs with plants and trees
1/57
Listed By Compass

$6,995,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
7
Square Feet
9,327
Acres
0.91
1/44
Listed By CompassPending

$5,299,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6.5
Square Feet
8,183
Acres
0.51
1/54
Listed By CompassPending

$3,395,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4.5
Square Feet
4,000
Acres
0.46
a view of outdoor space and entertaining space
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a kitchen with a stove a sink and a microwave
a living room with furniture a large window and a fireplace
a white bath tub sitting in a bathroom next to a window
a view of a house with a yard
a living room with furniture and a window
a living room with fireplace furniture and wooden floor
a view of staircase with wooden floor
a living room with furniture a fireplace and a flat screen tv
a view of a living room that has a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a potted plant
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a living room with furniture and a large window
a front view of a house with a yard
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a view of a dining room and livingroom with furniture wooden floor kitchen view and dining table chair
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a kitchen with a dining table chairs and a oven
a room with a potted plant and a wooden floor
a bathroom with a toilet a sink and mirror
a living room with furniture and a window
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a bedroom with furniture and a large window
a bedroom with a bed and a couch
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and a mirror
a living room with furniture and a large window
a view of living room with furniture and window
a view of a workspace with furniture and a window
a bedroom with a bed and a painting on the wall
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a bathroom with a sink toilet and shower
an aerial view of a house with swimming pool and patio
a view of a swimming pool with a yard
a view of swimming pool with chairs
a view of a patio with couches table and chairs and potted plants
a view of backyard with seating area and trees
an aerial view of house with yard and mountain view in back
a view of a garden with plants and large trees
a view of a fence in a garden
a view of backyard of green space
a view of a wooden deck with a yard
a front view of a house with yard and green space
a front view of a house
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Listed By Compass

$3,395,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
4,650
Acres
1.02
a front view of a house with a garden and plants
a kitchen with kitchen island granite countertop a sink stove and cabinets
a large bedroom with a large bed and a large window
a outdoor space with furniture
a view of a garden with an outdoor seating
a view of a house with backyard and a tree
a dining room with furniture and window
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a dining room with wooden floor a chandelier a wooden table and chairs
a living room with furniture a flat screen tv and floor to ceiling window
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a sink and cabinets
a kitchen with center island table and chairs in it
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a stove and a refrigerator
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop white cabinets and a stove top oven
a kitchen with granite countertop a sink stove and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a sink counter space cabinets and a stove
a view of a workspace with furniture
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a stove and a cabinets
a utility room with dryer and washer
a room with a large window and a potted plant
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and a mirror
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
a bedroom with a bed and a lamp on table
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a fireplace
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a large mirror
a outdoor space with lots of furniture and wooden floor
a view of a patio with table and chairs potted plants with wooden floor and garden view
a view of roof deck with furniture
a view of a house with backyard sitting area and garden
a view of a patio with couches table and chairs and potted plants
a view of a chairs and table in backyard
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a chair and table in backyard of the house
a backyard of a house with yard and outdoor seating
a view of a backyard with sitting area and garden
a view of a patio with table and chairs potted plants
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a patio with table and chairs and potted plants
an aerial view of a house
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Listed By CompassPending

$1,795,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Square Feet
2,259
Acres
0.29