About Carol

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Ira and I specialize in helping nice folks sell and buy wonderful homes in Berkeley and nearby communities.

Once upon a time, Ira wanted to be the #1 Realtor in Berkeley. One day, he woke up and realized that he simply wanted to be the happiest agent in Berkeley.

We're a lot happier ... and continue to be in the top-10 agents in Berkeley in terms of sales productivity. But that's simply a result of having wonderful clients and lots of referrals!

We love what we do, but need to tell you right away that real estate isn't our life; it funds it.

Interested in what we're up to? Check out our berkeleyhomes.com blog and web sites, flickr photofacebook, and social networking site!




















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We've lived in Berkeley's Thousand Oaks neighborhood since 1982, so we love showing people what makes our commuity so special.


We like to travel and have been focusing on infill travelling the past few years -- Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Missouri, and South Carolina. 


Ira used to say that we've been as far west as Mendocino, but in 2003 we went to Australia and New Zealand, where we climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge on his birthday! In 2008, we travelled to Asia with a group of CyberStar Friends. We've have been as far east as Budapest, Hungary (on a trip to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest).


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I am an avid gardener. I was born in Newcastle-On-Tyne in England, so I speak American English reasonably well. We're the British - Yiddish team!


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I am trained as a paralegal and have been affiliated with one of the Bay Area's largest law firms.


We're fortunate in that our referrals from past clients are so bountiful that we only work half-days. It doesn't really matter which 12 hours; we tend to come in at 10 a.m. and work till 10 p.m.


We're looking forward to representing you too!

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