About Perry

Personal Statement:

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 200 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 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, I made the move to California and have enjoyed living in the East Bay for the last 30 years. I began to purchase property in my 20s. I love my current home and neighborhood in Rockridge. I enjoy 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 200 real estate transactions valued at over $150 million 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. Nearly all of his clients have been referral based. He brings nearly 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 peers as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Realtors, where he additionally has served as Co-Chair of the Local Government Relations committee. Perry can help you understand the local market in the greater Oakland and Berkeley 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 Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, or surrounding communities. 

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