Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting
University of Delaware - B.A., English - Journalism
New York University - Continuing Education, Publications Management
Eileen, a top producing Realtor® since 2003, brings to her real estate practice 20 years of prior expertise in marketing, communications, and business management – a solid skill set for our ever-changing economy. Eileen’s clients benefit from her personal experience in executive relocation; she has moved seven times with her family, coast to coast and back again, owning real estate in six states, including historic homes, custom construction, condos, townhomes, and view properties. Her first-hand experience has helped hundreds of home buyers and sellers achieve their goals – where markets have been hot, with scarce inventory and multiple offers, as well as sluggish, with softening prices and excess inventory.
“Whether you’re moving up, moving out, or even reluctantly moving on, whatever your concerns are, I’ve been there,” Eileen says. “It is my personal goal to draw upon my experience to help you anticipate the challenges and make the best of the process of moving. I’m keenly aware that that means both achieving your financial goals and finding the resources to resettle your family in a new community.”
Prior to working in real estate, Eileen was Director of Marketing and Public Relations for two small colleges, Dominican University of California in San Rafael, and Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. She has prior experience as a newspaper and magazine journalist, and as a writer and manager in corporate and agency public relations, marketing, and advertising. She attended the College of William & Mary and holds a B.A. in English literature and journalism from the University of Delaware.
Eileen values giving back to the community and supporting the arts, education, and business endeavors, with a long resume of leadership roles in the many places she has lived. She is currently seeking how she will express this passion in the Berkeley area.
Eileen grew up in Washington, D.C., and has lived and worked in Delaware, Maryland, Illinois, California, Iowa, and Vermont prior to landing here in the Berkeley-Oakland marketplace. In addition to selling real estate, she enjoys yoga, hiking, skiing, travel, and reading.
“Eileen helped me sell my home in El Cerrito, CA. She is great to work with...professional, friendly, hardworking, great communication - very effective. Has a great understanding on what I needed to do to prepare for the sale, worked within my budget, and house sold with a tight timeline. I highly recommend Eileen if you want a great agent!” - Candy S. sold a home in El Cerrito, April 2018 (LP: $799,000, SP: $965,000, 6 offers)
“Eileen Townsend has been a pleasure to work deal with from beginning to end in the process: efficient, smart, on the ball, professional, and moreover a delight to talk to.” - Deniz D. & Isabelle G. sold a home in Alameda, October 2018 (LP: $1,095,000, SP: $1,450,000, 11 offers)
“We were very pleased with Eileen’s help in finding our new home in Berkeley. She was a pleasure to work with – very organized and responsive. She really knows the market and how to get an offer accepted (so important in Berkeley where there are multiple offers on every property right now). Highly recommended!” - Kyle & Liana V. purchased a home in the Berkeley Hills, February 2019 (SP: $1,025,000)