I realized early on that my focus on the client’s well-being is what makes for a life-long partnership. Helping my clients achieve a safe long-term investment that shelters them in comfort and style is my ultimate reward. All roads led to real estate for me. Starting out at a young age in advertising and publicity in L.A. led to film and TV production here in the Bay Area. Add in my love of architecture, interior design and serving clients and a REALTOR® is born! I’m a diligent agent, but there’s always room for fun along the way! My cerebral side means I take the time to educate my clients about their real estate transaction at every point. Focus is key. You’re undertaking what may be the most significant investment in your life—you want an agent who hears you and above all, is looking out for your best interests. Working with Compass’ advertising team and my marketing wizardry, I will showcase your listing in its best light to get the most exposure and highest price in the current market, and I do sweat the small stuff on your behalf! My listings have been featured in Dwell, Curbed SF, WSJ House of the Day, Berkeleyside and the SF Chronicle. I enjoy spearheading smart renovation projects for sellers, with record-breaking returns on investment, made possible by Compass Concierge. As a life-long environmentalist, I am passionate about reducing climate impacts from buildings (I was one of the first agents in the country to receive a GREEN certification from N.A.R.) and I’m excited about the coming electrification of homes via new legislation and incentives. With 20 years of real estate experience in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, I bring extensive market and neighborhood knowledge, with a curious mind that’s open to new ways of doing things if it will serve you better. That’s why I’m such a fan of Compass Tools, which help me get you an edge, whether you’re buying or selling. As a member of the California Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors, and the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, I am consistently a top-producing agent. But really, when we're working together, the only transaction that really matters is yours. Let’s talk and see how I can help!
- Barbara McBane and Susan Working
Toni Hanna is an incredible Realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market, with an unerring sense of what to do to present a property at its best for sale. Toni handles all the details quickly and efficiently and keeps things moving. She managed the whole project of preparing our older Berkeley home for sale lovingly, tastefully, and tactfully. We were overjoyed with the property when she showed it for sale, and we got a much higher price than we had anticipated. We recommend Toni Hanna without reservation to sellers and to buyers.
- George Cavagnaro
We were first-time buyers and were lucky to have Toni as our agent in the East Bay. She is very experienced and knowledgeable, guided us through the complicated process and made sure she worked very closely with the listing agent to ensure the sale of the house went through. She knew the history of the house we purchased, and her insider knowledge of the neighborhood was very helpful and educational. We highly recommend her.
- Bernadette and Goetz Frank
Over the past decade we’ve bought two homes and sold one with Toni Hanna. None of these was a cookie-cutter transaction and Toni’s deep understanding of the East Bay real estate market has consistently proved essential. There are so many decisions to make and we found her counsel to be invaluable at every step. She also has excellent project management skills, especially important when preparing a home for sale. While not every bump in the road can be predicted, Toni helped us navigate the terrain with a great combination of intelligence and good humor. Highly recommended!
- Mike Charlasch and Hélène Coté
Toni made selling my home—and buying a new one— incredibly easy and even fun. Her sound advice, easy-going but diligent nature, and strong support were much appreciated. I always knew that Toni was looking out for me. I am eternally grateful to her for suggesting the most amazing new neighborhood and affordable new home I could ever have dreamed of. I can't imagine leaving it, but if I ever have to sell, I'm working with Toni again for certain!
- Dana Van Gorder
Toni helped us find our first home in 2007 and then sell that same home in 2016. Her network of contacts specializing in all areas of home improvement and consulting in preparation for sale made our lives much, much easier. Everything she promised in terms of readying the house for sale to obtain the best possible offers was spot on. We look forward to working with Toni to purchase our next home! (Update: Next home was purchased in 2017!)
- Steve and Leanne Sims
Toni is fantastic. She is not just a real estate agent, but an honest, professional, knowledgeable and caring person who wants to get to know you and ensure you have the best experience possible with buying and selling your home. We used her to purchase our home in Oakland 8 years ago and stayed in touch with Toni over the years. It only made sense for us to use her again in the selling of our home this spring. A process which can be stressful to many, went so smoothly with Toni!
- Stephanie Selinger and Kevin Nesse
We worked with Toni to buy our first house in Berkeley a few years ago and knew she was the person to go to when it came time to sell that home. Toni knows the Bay Area real estate market inside and out, and was able to give us great advice about preparing and pricing our home for the best return possible. She was also quick to return calls and emails, a definite plus for first-time home sellers like us who had a lot of questions about the selling process. We had to move across the country prior to our home going on the market, but Toni handled everything in our absence. She provided detailed reports after each open house, and kept us well apprised of all details despite the 3000 miles between us. We were thrilled with the results of our home sale, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Toni to anyone interested in either buying or selling a home in the Bay Area. She’s the best!
- Jamie and Andy Hanauer, Berkeley
Toni Hanna is the best and most professional Realtor I have ever worked with. This is my 7th home. I can't recommend Toni highly enough. She is a very nice person as well. She found us just the house we were looking for and helped us win it in a situation with seven offers. You can trust Toni to take the best care of you. She also works with a great team in her office.
- Sandy Miranda-Robinett
Working with Toni on both the sale of my property and the purchase of another was truly a great experience. Toni is a true professional when it comes to the real estate market and the welfare of her clients. Throughout the entire process, Toni was responsive to my questions, needs and concerns. She provided valuable advice regarding neighborhoods, specific properties and a list of contractors too. In working with Toni, I got exactly what I had hoped for in the sale of my property. Toni is an A+ agent, and one that I hope to work with again in the future.
- Mulan Chan-Randel
Toni Hanna did a fabulous job of helping me to find and purchase a wonderful home. In addition to her excellent advice and cheerful assistance in identifying potential neighborhoods and listings, she referred me to a mortgage broker who was successful in arranging a mortgage at an excellent interest rate despite my unique situation. She saved me thousands of dollars with her persistent investigation of a sewer connection mystery. I enjoyed working with her, and I recommend her highly and without reservation.
- Sally Tobin
I looked at properties for a long time before making a successful bid. Toni was a patient, persistent and diligent agent throughout the entire process. She was quickly able to understand my priorities and aesthetic. After only a couple of weeks working together, I knew she had me down—when Toni called to say she had found something I would like, she was always right. Perhaps most importantly, I found Toni to be principled and honest. I always knew she would represent me fairly and look out for my best interests. Toni worked hard for me and she was a full-service operation from beginning to end. Consistently, she went the extra mile and was always both accessible and kind. I would recommend her to my dearest friend.
- Alexis Brayton
Toni Hanna helped my wife and me to sell a house and years later, buy another one. Toni is a professional and a closer. She also has a great sense of humor, and is fun to work with. We highly recommend her to sellers and buyers, but don’t call her unless you are ready to close, because she will get it done.
- Holden and Elena Stein