I truly have a passion for what I do. I love the challenges, the problem solving, and the strategizing in the real estate business as well as developing long-term friendships and making the process both successful and fun. I receive the most satisfaction from providing comprehensive and competent service to my clients while maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethics.
I use my renovation knowledge and experience to help you gain the best return on your investment when selling or to evaluate a property for you to purchase. I've worked extensively with all types of properties including single-family homes, multiunit investment properties, fixers, new developments, condo conversions, and diverse commercial properties. My prior experience in engineering, technology, and many years of representing over 250 clients in real estate combine to offer a comprehensive understanding that brings unique value to the table. .
After graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering / Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, I made the move to California and have enjoyed living in the East Bay for the last 35 years. I began to purchase property in my 20s. I love my current home and neighborhood in Rockridge. I've enjoyed being co-captain of our block, having annual block parties, walking to great local restaurants and shops, and working close to home and my family. My two children went to the local public elementary school where my wife and I were active members in the PTA. We continue to support the local public schools. I enjoy traveling, nature, sports, and all that California has to offer.
Perry’s experience closing over 350 real estate transactions valued at nearly a third of a billion dollars ranks amongst the top of real estate agents nationwide. He was the #1 Selling Agent in all of Oakland and Berkeley combined from Sept 2014-Aug 2015, and was named "2016 Realtor of the Year" out of over 2,000 East Bay agents. He closed the most transactions in Rockridge from 2011-2013 and had the 2nd highest $ volume during the 5 year period from Sept 2010-Aug 2015. During his 17 years in residential real estate he has the top 3 most transactions in Rockridge 94618 and Temescal 94609 out of over 2,000 agents. Nearly all of his clients have been referral based. He brings over 30 years of sales negotiation skills to your transaction. His property knowledge and market savvy is unrivaled and he has endless resources of service providers, including contractors, lenders, attorneys, insurance agents and more. Perry has been recognized by his agent peers having served as a 5 year Director of the Board for the Berkeley/Oakland Association of Realtors, where he has additionally served as Co-Chair of the Local Government Relations committee. Perry can help you understand the local market in the greater Berkeley and Oakland area, including neighborhood communities, school details, mortgage information, listings of properties for sale, property conditions, local ordinances and more.
Please feel free to contact Perry directly at 510.813.3799 or Perry.Riani@Compass.com if you have any questions about the local real estate market or buying or selling a home in Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, or surrounding communities.
We are so grateful to you for helping us through this challenging time to such a wonderful conclusion. You were always there giving us confidence in a real estate market that was foreign to us. Your demeanor was always that of a true professional. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me and for the Moon Family Trust. You provided the magic we all needed at just the right time. We are indebted to you. Thank you for demonstrating so much poise, dignity and grace throughout this process. We were very impressed and we thank you. You have been so good to us in every way, and we will never forget what a positive experience we have had working with you. Thanks again for all you have accomplished for us. We wish you continued success for 2018. We will truly miss you. Our best wishes to you and your family.
When it came time to sell my home in Oakland, I called the top three brokerages, interviewed the top listings agents and selected Perry to list my home. His experience ranged from properly staging and preparing my home to identifying the exact demographic of buyer, as well as accurately pricing and marketing my home. As a result, I had multiple offers by the first open house - and the buyer was exactly who Perry identified in his targeted profile. Perry knows the market, knows how to sell, show and market a home and what’s more, is an exceptionally nice guy to work with: he kept the process light-hearted when it could easily have been quite stressful.
We are very grateful to you for making our house selling experience completely smooth and happy. In our search for agents, we experienced some who were pushy and insensitive. But we can honestly say that you treated us more as a partner than a client. From guiding us and arranging items like home improvements and staging to small things like bringing out your ladder to do paint touch ups or mending fences, you treated our home and us with utmost respect and professionalism. We especially appreciate how you kept the lines of communication open much before we put the house on sale. Your thorough knowledge of the local market was very reassuring. You went above and beyond your call of duty Thank you!
- Ayesha and Atif
Perry is on a very short list of people who I trust to advise me on real estate sales transactions. He has helped me make 12 purchase and sale transactions in Oakland and Berkeley over the last 8 years. He brings a level of analysis, sophistication, marketing savy, attention to detail, ethics and calm to every transaction that I have not found in other realtors.
To say that Perry is an excellent realtor understates how good he is. Perry masterfully put together a plan to make changes to our house so that it showed extremely well. On top of that Perry brought in a talented stager and photographer generating fabulous images that drew in a lot of viewers to the stylish website his staff put together. Rather than spend less on more economical marketing materials like photographers and web designers (costs born by him), Perry focused on generating the best product to help sell the house. When Perry was done marketing the house, we had more offers than we ever could have expected and an offer that far exceeded our expectations. You will benefit from a realtor like Perry! He is honest, conscientious, knowledgeable, a great person and a very talented negotiator. He was careful to make sure that he kept both me, and my ex-wife, equally informed so that neither of us felt left out of the transaction. I can't recommend Perry strongly enough! He did an excellent job.
I and my family have used Perry Riani as agent on multiple real estate transactions here in Oakland (perhaps half a dozen or more) and we find him outstanding! He is deeply knowledgeable about the area (and one of the highest “producers”), but what I particularly appreciate is that he is thorough, hard-working, generous with his time, reliable and honest as the day is long…and just a really nice person to work with!
When we started this process, we didn’t know we needed a realtor, or even really what a realtor did. Well, we learned fast and we feel so lucky that we found you. We deeply appreciate your patience, your professionalism, your willingness to delve into all our questions about all the houses, and your steadfast support getting us over the finish line. Please, please, please never retire so that we can always buy our houses with you!
- Nora & Dig