One part entrepreneur and two parts problem solver, Robert had all the
makings of a great Realtor before he held his first open house. Equipped
with a passion for personal finance, sound investment strategies, and a
keen eye for building value, he parlayed a career in project management
into a thriving business focused on helping people find their place in the
One of the rare agents who both began their career and flourished when the industry took a downturn, Robert’s drive, work ethic, and personal ethos couldn’t come more highly recommended. A truly ego-less agent, he considers it an honor to help families put down roots.
Equipped with the inside track on the East Bay and beyond, Robert’s recommendations are always spot-on, down to the smallest parks and coziest cafes. He geeks-out on every bit of detail, from Colonial to 1920 Craftsmans and (his personal favorite) post-war mid-century modern homes. Every home has a story and he loves pouring over the details with clients.
Self-proclaimed as Apple’s “unofficial brand ambassador,” the technophile is as social media savvy as they come and it shows in his marketing strategies. A top-producing agent in his own right, Robert is equal parts hardworking, passionate, and continually giving of his time, energy, and insight. Meet him once and you’ll see why his successes are measured in satisfied clients, and not sales volume. One former fan raved, “He has a knack for making you feel like his only client.” And it’s true, he does.
Robert loves to learn and continually seeks out new and innovative ways to service his clients. When he’s not holding open houses, you’ll find the him golfing, hiking, or exploring Tilden Park. You may even find the foodie elbows deep in the Fried Buttermilk Chicken at Grégoire while reading the latest personal development book. This multitasker never stops improving.
"We were casually visiting open houses in the East Bay when we met Robert Parker at an open house. Then, as through the rest of the buying process, he spent time understanding our needs for a house and what role we wanted him to play. Our experience with Robert felt tailor-made. We wanted to visit houses on our own and he consistently sent us interesting recommendations, including the house we bought. He knows the East Bay intimately, down to the smallest parks and coziest cafes. His intuition for neighborhoods we would like was spot-on. When we wanted to discuss houses we liked, Robert was always available and gave us a lot of helpful insights, such as what modifications were feasible, or how a house fare in different seasons, or natural disasters.
I am still in awe at how efficiently and successfully Robert navigated the offer and closing process. He is well-connected, kept us informed every step of the way, and gave us very clear instructions on what to do. We were travelling out of the country, with poor reception, through part of the escrow process. Robert ensured that everything went smoothly and went out of his way to ensure that our trip would not be disrupted.
My wife's summary of working with Robert is: "Be prepared to win!" Due to market conditions, we were expecting a long and stressful search but thank to Robert, it was short, smooth, and remarkably fun! We still fondly bring up several memories of working with Robert: him sitting with us and crunching numbers to help us compare various options, the group huddle before our final offer, and a period where all three of us were in different locations each time we spoke on the phone.
When I look to hire someone I now find myself asking, "Who is the Robert of this field?"
"From the second we met Robert, we knew we met the right partner for us in our quest to find our first home. And it truly was a partnership! We were lucky to get Robert through a referral, and his dedication to us and our dream was apparent from day one. We often felt like his only client...which I know couldn't be farther from the truth. His insight into the East Bay real estate market was invaluable, and he was ALWAYS right. He was super responsive, so energetic, patient, and kind. We ended up getting the first house we bid on, thanks to his support and guidance. We're so happy to now be able to call him our friend as well!"
"Working with Robert was a great experience. He was straight-forward and honest in all aspects of the process. I never felt like I was being up-sold or pressured and trusted his opinions on both good and bad aspects of the properties we saw. When we finally found the right property, his advice and guidance made us feel confident we were making a good purchase. I will be reaching out to Robert for everything property related from now on and will recommend him to anyone who asks"
"We truly enjoyed working with Robert to find our new home! He is such a professional and always goes above and beyond to support his clients. We encountered a few unique and unfamiliar obstacles during the closing process but Robert was there to help us through it all. He is honest when he doesn’t know the answer but will always search for a solution and seek the right course of action. We truly appreciate his transparency and his passion for this business. "
"We had a relatively long search and our first in the Bay Area, but Robert was with us every step of the way. He was very honest with us throughout the process and was incredibly responsive and available. We definitely felt like he was looking out for us. He knew an incredible amount about the houses we were looking at and was able to provide reliable guidance and suggestions on such issues such as renovations and construction related issues. We would definitely recommend him!"