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Specializes in residential and commercial sales, financing, leasing, property management and development.

•$160M+ in total team sales in 2018
•$2 Billion in total team sales overall
•Top 100 Team on WSJ
•Top 20 Team in Bay Area
•$800k+ Charitable Donations
•Top 100 Northern California - Coldwell Banker
•Star of HGTV's Flip It To Win It

Education

BS in Business & Communication from Arizona State University.

About Rick

With 15 years' experience in local real estate, lifelong Bay Area resident Rick Kaluza offers clients an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge that's crucial in the complex San Francisco market. He began his career at a family owned firm in San Francisco before moving up the ranks and becoming a Top 100 agent for Coldwell Banker Northern California. Rick was later recruited by TeedHaze, the #1 team globally at Sothebys International Realty and eventually joined Compass Real Estate, the new leader in brokerage and technology.

Rick has since assimilated an impressive roster of expertise in residential and commercial sales, leasing, financing, property management and development. Throughout his career Rick has guided individuals and families through the volatility of the market and knows what it takes to make a good deal. Rick's fierce negotiating skills and extensive background in multiple facets of the business enable him to advise his clients through all their real estate needs and ultimately help them realize their dreams.

Known for his big personality and dogged persistence, Rick has earned the respect of colleagues and clients alike with his passion and tenacity. He's driven to succeed and finds deep satisfaction in helping clients achieve their real estate objectives. His determination has led him to a successful career fueled by referrals.

Born and raised on the Peninsula, Rick attended ASU where he earned a degree in business and communication. In his free time, he likes to travel, try out the latest local restaurants, take in a Giants or 49ers game and enjoy the Bay Area's vibrant live music scene. Most of all spending time with his wife Katie, daughter Vivienne, and son Crew.

Spotlight

566 Aguajito Road | Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Tres Paraguas - Serene, clean lines, architecturally balanced, the Ron Mann masterpiece is perfectly placed high on Gentry Hill. The 5-sun-filled acres with 360 deg panoramas of all of Monterey Bay across to Santa Cruz as well as verdant Jacks Peak. It feels like you are sitting on top of the world. Pure privacy. The living areas are sublime, filled with exquisite finishes and details of skilled artisans. The entire layout is designed for relaxation, time-off living and year-round entertaining. Truly unique design, 3 giant rectangular steel roofs float above the concrete buildings, resting on 26 ft tall Douglas Fir columns. The 18 ft ceilings are magnified by 12 ft glass panels that slide into the walls, providing an incomparable indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Every building opens to the 1/2 acre pavillion; the perfect locale to gather while never losing sight of the panoramic views. Hard to believe this unique estate is just minutes to Monterey Airport, Pebble Beach and Carmel.

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46902 Pfeiffer Ridge Road | Big Sur, CA

Spectacular meeting of landscape and architecture on 20 plus scenic acres, overlooking the pristine coast of Big Sur above Pfeiffer Beach. The stunning home is the vision of renowned architect Mickey Muennig. Arguably the area's most notable architect and best known for his work at Post Ranch Inn, Muennig is influenced by the remarkable landscape and pure rawness of the Big Sur coast. The house blends into the hillside by harmonizing indigenous redwood beams, massive sculpted concrete, steel, elliptical shapes, and floor-to-ceiling glass statements that let the outside in. It exemplifies organic architecture. Private and energizing - this is Big Sur.

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9045 Manzanita Way | Tahoma, CA

Luxurious lodge-style retreat with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the pristine turquoise waters of Rubicon Bay with forest service land below allowing for unobstructed scenery. Spacious, open-concept design with 4,107 sf of extraordinary detail and workmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms (includes 2 master suites), 3.5 baths with natural stone, 2-car garage and a bonus 700 +- square foot recreation room with separate entry. Tranquil viewing spots with 3 decks, private balconies, and landscaped grounds.

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532 Oakshire Place | Alamo, CA

Located in one of Alamo’s most prestigious neighborhoods with breathtaking views of the Las Trampas hills & valley, this stunning updated home is simply one-of-a-kind. The oak-studded private & tranquil setting features 3.2 acres surrounded by open space on one of the largest parcels available in Round Hill North. A wide, downhill driveway leads to your own private ridge with ample parking, large flat yards, pool & spa and 1,600 sq.ft. of travertine decking. Spanning 4,617 sq. ft., this 4 bed, 4.5 bath gated home is graced by unique architectural features including contemporary tray ceilings, sunken family rm., 800 bottle below ground wine cellar, irrigation well & floor to ceiling windows allowing in beautiful natural light. The large master suite on the main floor boasts a private deck, gas fireplace, tray ceilings with custom lighting, newly remodeled master bath & large walk-in closet. In every detail throughout, nothing was overlooked, setting this home apart!

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