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    Dee Knowland is not the typical salesperson one meets in the real estate business. When she represents a client, whether a seller or buyer, she does so in a personalized, compatible style unlike any other realtor -- for her CLIENTS STILL COME FIRST.

    Dee's sales record speaks for itself: since January 1, 1997, she has listed and sold more homes in the prestigious area of Oakland's Upper Rockridge in the $700,000-$3 million range than any other agent in any real estate company! Consequently, Dee received for the fourth-consecutive year the coveted GMAC/Pacific Union National Sales Award for the top-100 agents in the United States. 

    That record, along with Compass being one of the top REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE FIRMS for Piedmont and Oakland’s residential districts of Montclair, Rockridge, and Claremont, makes an incomparable real estate team. 

    Her professional background has been a major asset to her real estate business; Dee served as president and CEO of her own national sales/marketing corporation and was founder/proprietor of Oakland´s unique health and beauty center, The Best Me. Dee also served on the advisory boards of United Nations' WAIF organization, the Oakland Ballet, the Oakland Symphony. Following membership in the Oakland Junior League, Dee received awards as a major fundraiser for Jonas Salk Institute for medical research as well as both the Oakland and San Francisco children´s hospitals.

    Dee's husband, Joe Knowland, is also a licensed real estate agent and former award-winning editor and publisher of the Oakland Tribune. Together, they know the residential districts of Oakland better than most realtors, for the Knowland heritage and their business, civic, and cultural leadership are part of Oakland´s history. Together, they co-chaired financing the restoration of the Paramount Theatre of the Arts. Joe has served also on the boards of Oakland Chamber of Commerce, The Coliseum, Mills College, and California College of the Arts, as well as the San Francisco Screen Actors Guild as a film and television actor. 

    You are invited to view Dee's website at While there, read letters of recommendation by her former clients and check the addresses/prices of the homes she has listed and expeditiously guided to a successful close of escrow. (Note the total average sale price is above the average listing price! Now that's top-quality service.  For when Dee represents a client, whether seller or buyer, Dee's clients still come first!

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