Kimberly Gates

Kimberly Gates

Realtor® | DRE# 01470998
Experience

Education

M.S. in Public Policy from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College (MA)

Credentials & Associations

CCEP = Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional®
CCEP-I = Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional - International®
National Association of Realtors®
California, Association of Realtors®
Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors®

About Kimberly

KimberlySome people see their journey as a straight path, for Kimberly, it must be guided by passion and purpose.

Kimberly is the ideal guide to help you realize your real estate dreams in the East Bay. She is the ideal professional to do this an accomplished health care analyst, governor’s appointee, corporate risk manager, certified compliance and ethics professional, and Harvard University graduate. A licensed real estate professional for over 15 years and exceptionally skilled; Kimberly brings over 20 years of additional executive experience negotiating and managing multi-million dollar contracts, project management, and navigating complex regulatory requirements

Resourceful and tenacious, Kimberly genuinely listens and takes time to deeply understand her client’s goals to craft a customized strategy to achieve results. Trust, communication, area knowledge, and compassion are key reasons past and current clients say they choose to work with Kimberly.

From your first meeting with Kimberly Gates, you will know that she is your superior guide and “The Ideal Professional”.

Client Testimonials

"If you are looking for the best Real Estate Agent in the Bay Area, look no further. Kimberly Gates is an amazing agent that is responsive to the needs of her clients, offers expert advice, provided consistent communication and most importantly, exceeded my previous experience selling and buying six previous homes. The sale of my parents home in East Oakland was made even more challenging during covid restrictions that impacted the scheduling of repairs and upgrades. Her "hands" on level of professionalism and team of contractors made all the difference in the world. The work was completed timely and our budget to prepare our home for sale came under budget. Ultimately, we had ten offers for our home and sold for much more than the listing price. I would recommend Kimberly to friends and family without reservation. She simply is the best real estate agent that I have had the pleasure to work with."  - Daniel Navarrette


"Kimberly was able to guide us thru a set of difficult situations in selling our multi generational home in Oakland, during both the national COVID restrictions and the local protesting curfews, all while maintaining an impressive professional attitude, providing much needed positive feedback, connecting on a genuine personal level, and sharing a sincere SOLD celebration... we couldn't have done it without her! Much respect from Colorado :)"  - MBailey

"We were referred to Kimberly from a friend after Kimberly helped her get an amazing first home. As first time home-buyers, we appreciated Kimberly’s willingness to patiently walk us through the complexities involved in navigating the real estate market, with our limited price-point (for the Bay Area) and home specifications. She was VERY responsive to and ALWAYS respectful of what we were looking for in a property, while also doing a great job of keeping our expectations reasonable. Kimberly’s knowledge and experience was invaluable in helping us find the perfect home, and her continuously advocating on our behalf ensured that we got a great deal on a home we love!! We HIGHLY recommend Kimberly!" -matthewtbrennan


"My wife and I first met Kimberly Gates at an open house where she was the listing agent. We chose Kimberley because she is the ultimate professional. From day one until we closed escrow she was at our side. She responded to every phone call, text and email promptly and professionally. I wouldn’t look anywhere else for my next Realtor. I would recommend Kimberly to any family member or friend in the market for a new home." - yonas tg

"Kimberly Gates is a phenomenal realtor. Due to her knowledge, expertise and hard work our home sold quickly and for a record price for the area. Kimberly responded promptly to our questions. She also kept us informed throughout the process. It was pleasure working with Kimberly." - benicia3.

"Kimberly Gates is the BEST realtor I could have asked for! My sister recommended her to me for the sale of my home in East Oakland. My partner and I were getting divorced and Kimberly really worked hard to make the sale of our home go super smoothly. It was a tricky situation which she navigated flawlessly. She kept my Ex and I on track and under budget with our home improvements. Quite frankly, this alone was an astounding feat! Kimberly worked her magic with all the vendors we had fixing up our home. She managed them flawlessly and helped us achieve our goals in record time. She was always there when we needed her. She walked us through EVERY step of the process with such elegance and professionalism, I never doubted that we would lose money on our sale. Kimberly was my biggest cheerleader when I was near exhaustion cleaning out the house. I honestly could not have done it without her. She helped us sell our house for WAY WAY over the asking price. We ended up with over 40 offers that overwhelmed us in the most wonderful way! She will be helping me find my new forever home soon. I know I’m in good hands. Thank You Thank You Thank You Kimberly!" - ubergoober29

"We wish to express our deepest satisfaction after working with Kimberly Gates as our Realtor for the purchase of our property in Berkeley. Kimberly was professional, knowledgeable, helpful, kind and accessible during the entire process of searching for the property through the actual purchase. She provided patient confidence and attention to detail as we moved through the offer process, which was challenging due to the Berkeley market at that time. We were very pleased with the outcome of our purchase and we would definitely work with Kimberly again when we sell or purchase our next property." - lreutter