Toni Hanna

Toni Hanna

Realtor® | DRE 01388453


GREEN Realtor ®


University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Anthropology
Phi Beta Kappa
University of Barcelona, Honors Program

Client Testimonials

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"Toni, you represented and marketed our property beautifully and skillfully. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the end results. Working with you was a pleasure and the entire process was simple and seamless."
-The Erskines, Marina Bay, Richmond

"As first-time buyers we were intimidated by the process and felt like we knew very little of what steps we needed to take. Thanks to a referral, we were directed to Toni. Toni was the key to our new home. She has a wealth of knowledge of the Oakland area, the housing market and of every small and big step we needed to take. She was always open and quick to answer every question we had from what felt like thousands of contracts and disclosures we had to read through and understand. Toni's many years in the field has built her a book of partners that made the loan process, inspections and even referring to home improvement contractors seamless. What we thought was going to be a 6 month to 1 year process ended up taking only one month to move into our new home. We cannot recommend Toni enough. You often hear of the grueling process of home buying and Toni provided quite the opposite experience."
-Jen and Conor, Oakland

"We had a truly great experience working with Toni. She is incredibly hard working and although she has other clients, she made us feel like we were her only ones. Her local knowledge and network made it possible for us to find our new home. She guided us through the process of making a pre-market offer that would seal the deal. She has so much experience with real estate locally that she was able to share her knowledge and guide us through expertly. Then she helped us sell our first home. Toni has a true talent in this area. It seems to be her passion more than a work endeavor. She worked tirelessly to fix our home up and get it ready for buyers. She thought through every detail and took care of every aspect of the process. The whole thing went so smoothly. She knows the local market, she knows what buyers want. She totally nailed it. Our house looked amazing and sold for way over asking. I would highly recommend working with Toni."
-Carinne and David Brody, El Cerrito

"Toni is the complete professional! Toni operates with a high level of integrity and honesty, which is not only important in her counsel to her clients, but in her strong standing with her professional peers and specific industry knowledge. It was apparent that Toni takes a personal vested interest in each transaction and gives it her all. With the challenges and complexity of California Real Estate...Toni minds all of the details. I've worked with Toni on two sell transactions, one complex home renovation and one a simple condo sell and would definitely work with Toni again. Thanks Toni!"
-Russ Nichols, Oakland

"Toni was a tremendous asset in the recent purchase of our forever home. First off, she has the patience of a saint, as evidenced by her sticking with us for the years we took to find the right property. Her knowledge of market dynamics is extensive, and her guidance through the negotiation and purchase processes allowed for an overall seamless experience. We appreciated her expertise and professionalism and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any buyer looking for a property in the East Bay. - Cheryl & Tim, Orinda

Of all the real estate agents we have worked with over the years, Toni Hanna is by far the best. Toni and her team got our home market ready and then executed a state-of-the-art marketing strategy that brought in 4 offers within 10 days. We were able to sell at substantially over our asking price. Toni managed everything and gave us excellent advice even when it wasn't what we wanted to hear. I am so glad we listened to her! She is not only terrifically competent but fun to work with as well."-Steve and Mary Hoffman, Richmond

"I loved working with Toni. She helped me with my first home purchase and brought so much knowledge, savvy and experience to the very nerve-wracking process of buying a home in The Bay. I wasn't familiar with all the nuances of...purchases and Toni walked me through it all step by step. She's incredibly responsive and patient and answered all my questions and quickly reached out to the seller's get any additional info that was needed. She was a strong advocate for me and I felt like I was in such good hands. She helped me figure out how much I needed to offer in order to get the home that I loved and I got it! Toni also connected me with an amazing loan officer, a color consultant and a handyman to help make some small improvements before I moved in. Toni works hard for you and is a lovely human to boot! I'm so grateful to have found her."
-Marin Moran, Oakland

"Toni Hanna was my Realtor when I purchased my first home in Oakland. When it came time to sell that same home some twelve years later, there was no question who would be my realtor! In my experiences first as a buyer and then as a seller, having Toni represent me in both real estate transactions was a wise decision and a wonderful experience. (An added bonus is that we became good friends as a result of the first transaction.) Not only did Toni perform all of the usual realtor functions with aplomb, she also managed all aspects of renovations and staging to get my home ready for market. While juggling the renovations needed to make my home stand out could have been stressful, Toni’s project management expertise, attention to detail, and established relationships with local vendors made the whole process effortless and seamless. I was stunned by the resultant beautiful and tasteful transformation of my home. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one; I received multiple offers at well over the listing price. Toni’s organizational and project management skills, attention to detail, vast knowledge of the East Bay market, established relationships with other realtors and vendors, responsiveness, genuine care about her clients, and consistently joyful and pleasant demeanor all add up to one amazing realtor. She has my highest recommendation for anyone looking for an agent to help them buy or sell a home."
-Blamoh Twegbe Phillips, Oakland

"When my partner and I chose Toni as our real estate agent, I already had elevated expectations. I’d known her many years ago as a film producer, and her reputation for intelligence, scrupulous honesty, and very hard work preceded her. As a real estate agent, she outstripped even those elevated expectations. With limited resources and specific needs in a super-competitive market, we gave Toni a tough assignment. She was patient, persistent, and very proactive. Her kind of resourcefulness and caretaking has got to be extremely rare. Toni is amazing (I’m tempted to say “genius”). She knows the East Bay markets inside and out. She’s refined an impressive network of professionals over the years, people who can help with all aspects of buying and renovating. This alone is priceless. Her home team is excellent. She’s responsive and reliable, fun, a pleasure to work with. We’re very indebted to Toni, she’s the absolute best.-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, Berkeley

"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, Richmond

"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, Berkeley

"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. Shes 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, Berkeley

"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, Pt Richmond

"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

"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, Pt Richmond

About Toni

I realized early on that my focus on the client’s well-being is what makes for a life-long partnership. Helping my clients find community, while achieving a safe long-term investment that shelters them in comfort and style is my ultimate reward. 

With two decades 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.

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! Yet I take care to educate my clients about their real estate transaction at every point. 

When we are working together, my focus is on you. When undertaking what may be the most significant investment in your life, I will be the agent who hears you and 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 certification as a GREEN building designee from N.A.R.) and I am excited about the coming electrification of homes via new legislation and incentives. 

A consistently top-producing agent, I am 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. Let’s talk and see how I can help!   

Toni Hanna’s Listings

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a view of a house with backyard and a tree
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a view of a patio with table and chairs and potted plants with wooden floor and fence
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with furniture a fireplace and a table
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a kitchen with granite countertop a sink stove and cabinets
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet and shower
a bedroom with a bed and glass window
a view of an empty room
a view of a house with a wooden fence
a view of a chairs and table in a patio
a front view of a house with a glass door
a view of a house with a garden
a view of a lake with building in front of it
a view of a lake from a balcony
a front view of a multi story residential apartment building
a view of a cars parked in garage
a view of a swimming pool with seating space
a front view of a house with a yard
an aerial view of multiple house
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a lake with a mountain
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space and swimming pool
a front view of a house with garden
a view of a house with backyard and sitting area
a living room with furniture
an aerial view of a house with yard and outdoor seating
an aerial view of a houses with a lake view
an aerial view of a city with lake view
a view of a lake
a group of people sitting on a park with large trees
a view of a street with flower garden
a view of a bunch of flowers and trees
a view of a terrace with chairs
a view of a city
a view of a ocean with nearby houses
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