Since 2003 Toni Hanna has been serving the communities of the East Bay as a top-producing agent. To date she's closed over 150 transactions, with sales volume over $100M.
Her clients often remark that buying or selling a home with Toni is both a learning experience and fun! Toni’s personal approach to real estate combines experience and empathy, in what is for many people the most important transaction of their lives.
Much of Toni’s business comes from repeat clients and client referrals—a testament to her clients’ rewarding experiences under her care.
Toni is known for her creative approach to listing properties and problem-solving, spearheading remodels or suggesting improvements to show homes in their best light, setting many record sales in the process. She loves how Compass Concierge is facilitating these transformations for her clients. Toni’s distinctive listings have been featured in The Wall Street Journal (Home of the Day), Dwell, Curbed, Berkeleyside and the San Francisco Chronicle.
An East Bay resident since 1982, Toni is a UC Berkeley alumna and Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to entering real estate, she had a 15- career in film and television production, advertising, and marketing—all skills she brings to bear in marketing properties today.
Toni is 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. She holds a GREEN certification from N.A.R., which qualifies her to advise clients on the many ecologically sustainable options available to homeowners today.
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
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