Since becoming a realtor in 1995, Norah has consistently been among the leaders in the Berkeley market, where she has resided for some three decades. Specializing in residential properties in Berkeley, Oakland and adjoining communities, she is respected and trusted amongst her colleagues. Together with an accomplished team of real estate assistants, professional stagers, photographers and marketers, she is directly involved in each transaction, from start to close. Her personalized marketing plans blend print with online advertising, including custom property websites, social media and virtual tours. With extraordinary attention to detail, Norah is skillful in strategically showcasing each home to create an optimal presentation. In order to provide each client with the excellent service they deserve, she is selective about the number of engagements she will assume at any one time; her professionalism, integrity and discretion earn clients’ trust.
Norah is well known for her knowledge and expertise in marketing a diversity of different architectural styles. She has represented many buyers and sellers of architecturally significant homes designed by some of Berkeley’s notable architects of the 20th century, including Bernard Maybeck, Walter Ratcliff, John Hudson Thomas, Edwin Snyder and Gerald McCue. As a CRS designee (Council of Residential Specialists) Norah is part of a group who rank among the top 4% of all Realtors in the United States. She is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) with the tools and insight to be able to counsel seniors on real estate issues and has obtained her GREEN designation from the National Association of Realtors.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Norah completed her graduate degree at San Francisco State University. After initially teaching deaf students, she started her own company, producing award winning silk fabrics for the interiors industry. Some of her designs were chosen for the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Her background in education, design and business, combined with her excellent communication skills, creativity and enthusiasm have contributed to her success.
Browsing through Norah’s testimonials provides an overall impression of how Norah meets or surpasses her client’s expectations. However, there is no substitute for a one on one conversation.