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Natalie Swanson
Natalie Swanson Real Estate Team
About Natalie

Natalie is an experienced, dedicated and insightful advisor/Broker Associate who has a comprehensive approach to selling or buying your home. She aims to deliver a low-stress, end to end homeownership experience for both our home sellers and buyers with proven success. She truly believes that home ownership leads to personal and financial stability which in turn translates to a community that lives and thrives together. She follows a work by referral methodology, so her greatest asset is the relationships she builds and nurtures over time. She has lived in Livermore since her childhood and has witnessed the area evolve over the years. This gives her unique and first-hand knowledge of the Tri-Valley as well as specific neighborhoods. She is committed to educating her clients while providing the best solutions to reach their real estate goals. Natalie is passionate about building community one family at a time and she has infused the same passion into her team. Natalie graduated from St. Mary’s College with a BS in business and she leads her team in all aspects from sales and operations to strategic positioning. She is committed to constantly improve the team through continued education ensuring they stay current on the developments in the industry and technology. Natalie is an active member of the local real estate community and various Realtor associations, a certified distressed property expert, and a member of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce. Natalie has her Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®. The course helps in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older. She can help you make decisions whether you are buying, selling, relocating or refinancing. When Natalie is not busy assisting her clients, she loves spending time with her husband and two girls. Did we mention that she is married to her high school sweetheart who also grew up in the Livermore area? They enjoy traveling and spending time relaxing with family.

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"Best agent ever!!!!"

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Single Family Home Transactions
570
Townhome Transactions
33
TIC Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jill Carrigan
The Grubb Company
About Jill

To navigate the complex decisions involved in today’s real estate market requires the guidance of an experienced professional. Jill Carrigan is a Platinum Circle Member, awarded to the top producing agents of the Grubb Company. Jill Carrigan recognizes that the process of buying and selling a home is a very personal matter, not just a business transaction. She possesses an unwavering commitment to achieving her client’s objectives. Jill is a positive presence throughout a frequently emotional process. With a keen ability to intelligently strategize, she presents solutions and guidance in adverse situations even under the most difficult of circumstances. Jill’s knowledge of the East Bay, her experience as a fine home specialist combined with her history of listing vacant land, makes her approachable to all types of clients, from first-time buyers, to clientele seeking the high-end luxury market. “I help clients make informed and intelligent real estate investments”, Jill says, “keeping their best interests in mind and fully understanding their personal lifestyle and future goals. I strive to provide clients with all the information necessary to help them make prudent real estate investment decisions throughout the changing market cycles. My number one objective is to be an advocate for my clients. I make it my top priority to listen, educate, and advise.” A native of Canada, Jill was raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Jill has studied interior design at UCLA, and has been a Realtor in the East Bay for 15 years. Her success is attributed to her honest approach, wealth of industry knowledge, and stellar negotiation skills. Having an intimate knowledge of the East Bay real estate marketplace and using that knowledge to provide the very best service through exceptionally hard work in every transaction has reaped a client base that is largely repeat clients and referrals.

Single Family Home Transactions
170
Condo Transactions
8
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Julie Wyss
Compass
About Julie

Complete Concierge Service from One of the Country’s Top Agents!   As one of Silicon Valley’s premier residential real estate brokers—and recently ranked as the #141 real estate agent in the country—Julie Wyss offers a world-class real estate experience. Closing over $100,000,000 in sales in 2020 while serving primarily on the seller’s side of the transaction, she orchestrates the entire home selling project from start to finish. Her system of checklists and a dedicated team of supporting professionals allow her to turn homes quickly and for top dollar while leaving her with time to focus on building lasting relationships with her clients and business partners. On the seller’s side, an intelligent selling strategy, aggressive marketing, complete project management, and expert negotiation are all part of the service clients get with Julie and her team of pros. Working to ensure sellers reap the highest returns on their homes, she and her team make an extraordinary difference in the value of the properties she represents. By implementing expert design, renovation, and staging plans, Julie transforms “pride of ownership” properties into turnkey treasures. For buyers, Julie secures the best possible home prices by combining sharp negotiating skills with her extensive knowledge of the Silicon Valley area—and knowing that some buyers find the home buying process to be extremely stressful, Julie is unflagging in her efforts to be a calming influence while helping her clients find the homes of their dreams. A professional at the top of her game, working with the #118 agent in the country means being treated to world-class service, extraordinary project management, and outstanding aftercare. Discover more at linktree.com/juliewyss. Awards, Qualifications, and Specialties: Ranked #29 all of SF Bay Area agents in The Leading 100 Nationally ranked #141 in the Wall Street Journal by Tom Ferry: The Thousand Ranked #39 of all California agents in America’s Best 400+ 5-star reviews on Zillow.com Specializes in Silicon Valley residential real estate sales Dedicated client advocate Expert negotiator Innovative home marketer Featured in an article by CNN Featured on the cover of Real Producers Magazine

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"Julie was very kind and helpful with my partner, aunt, and I after we inherited a house in very poor..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
830
Townhome Transactions
47
Condo Transactions
100
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Andrea

Representing Sellers Together, we’ll strategize to attract the right buyers for your property. My comprehensive marketing program is tried and true. It has been tested time and again, and the bottom line is that it works. During negotiations, I’ll protect your interests and yours alone, and as a result you’ll get the highest price and best terms for your home for what the market will bear. Representing Buyers I am tireless in my pursuit to find you what you want. I have the patience to work with you for as long as it takes to find the home that resonates with your taste and lifestyle. I thoroughly understand what it takes to get an offer accepted and escrow closed. Home buyers in the competitive East Bay market need an experienced and reliable advocate to protect their interests. Not only am I conscientious, careful, and mindful of your needs, but I will aggressively negotiate for you during escrow. Through many years of practicing real estate in the Bay Area, My personal relationships are very useful in getting you the property in a multi-bid situation.

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"We are very, very fortunate to have Andrea. We are demanding clients yet she is ever so patient with..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
330
Condo Transactions
68
TIC Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Leslie Peterson
Leslie Peterson Group | Evolve Real Estate
About Leslie

If you’re looking for a top-producing Realtor® with commitment, experience, drive, enthusiasm, and emotional intelligence, look no further than Leslie Peterson. Since 2005, Leslie has been guiding clients through every type of transaction imaginable. Her goal is to make each sale a seamless, successful one, and she’s determined that her clients meet their objectives, no matter how complicated. Leslie understands that buying or selling real estate is as much of an emotional event as it is a financial investment. As a former counselor, she is keenly aware that her clients are in transition, which whether positive or negative, can be stressful. She makes it her mission to relieve their anxiety with her calm assuredness, and since she’s the leading expert in Castro Valley real estate, they know they can trust her vast industry knowledge. Not only does Leslie have East Bay expertise, but she also brings cutting-edge marketing skills and an unparalleled level of empathy to the table. Particularly adept at finding opportunities in seemingly impossible situations, Leslie prides herself on her ability to create options where there seemed to have been none. She enjoys solving problems and negotiating the best possible deals for her clients, even during tough markets like the housing crisis of 2008. Leslie is a Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Specialist, Accredited Seller’s Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). She’s also earned the Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation. Additionally, Leslie has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Leslie values every relationship deeply and considers her greatest accomplishments to be her 35+-year marriage to her husband, Jeff, and raising her amazing children, Kristen and Jake. Her passion for real estate filters into her personal life: She’s bought and sold many homes over the years and currently owns three.

Townhome Transactions
50
Single Family Home Transactions
300
TIC Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Louise Lovewell
Re/max Accord
About Louise

Louise is a real estate agent with Re/max Accord. Louise has been in the real estate business for 40 years. She is the team leader of the Lovewell team, which includes her daughter Katie Lovewell, and other fabulous professionals. To read more about them, please go to their website. Louise has sold 51.38x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 268 of Louise’s transactions. Louise has worked with sellers 74% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 76 recorded transactions. Here’s what we know about Louise’s work: - Louise has sold homes for as much as $1,700,000. - Louise is skilled in fast home sales: she has listings that have sold in as little as 11 days. - Louise is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - HomeLight considers Louise a top negotiator because her homes almost always sell for 7% above their list price. HomeLight has data on 107 transactions Louise has done in San Leandro. Louise ranks in the top 2% of agents in San Leandro. Louise has closed 104 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Townhome Transactions
31
Single Family Home Transactions
270
Condo Transactions
33
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Derek Han
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
About Derek

"Your Dream is My Passion!" As a consistent Top Agent who is trustworthy, responsible, experienced, patient, think outside the box, and friendly, my team and I strive to provide the highest level of service to help each and every client to meet their real estate goal. Our philosophy is simple: we care, we are trusted, we listen, and we deliver. Believe in: TEAM EFFORT, PERSONALIZED SERVICE. #1 Agent in Better Homes & Gardens Berkeley Region in 2016 & 2018. Better Homes & Gardens Company-Wide Top Producer 2010 to 2018. Zillow Premier Agent with 100+ 5-Stars Review Professional Associations / Designations: National, California, and Bay East Associations of Realtors Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (CPS) Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternate Specialist (HAFA) Cartus Network Marketing Specialist (CNMS) Cartus Network Buyer Specialist (CNBS)

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"Derek provided excellent service through out the transaction! He was always available day and night...."

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Single Family Home Transactions
290
Townhome Transactions
30
Condo Transactions
49
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Daniel Winkler
Winkler Real Estate Group
About Daniel

Hi, I’m Danny. Of course, I help clients buy and sell their homes. I also manage all phases of real estate marketing and development, including multiple large sales management projects for various Bay Area builders and developers. I love what I do. And when we meet, my enthusiasm will be palpable. Here’s what matters: honesty, generosity, and persistence. I believe it’s important to take care of others and to support them in achieving their dreams. Running Winkler Real Estate Group as its founder and President has been an incredible experience. With terrific growth every year, we never lose sight of the key to our success: happy, satisfied customers. We are never too busy to say “thank you.” And a handshake is our word. Almost three decades ago I was a newly licensed agent working in San Francisco. An entrepreneur at heart, in 2001 I struck out on my own. Heeding the maxim “If you rest, you rust" it wasn’t long before I hired a business manager and my first agent. Together we formed a start-up, and over the years the business flourished. Today more than 30 agents, each with a distinct skill set, call Winkler Real Estate Group home. We’re like a family. We share impeccable integrity, enormous passion for our work, and a drive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. Collaboration and congeniality allow us to pool our knowledge and experience to offer real estate advice and guidance you can count on. No red tape, no fancy footwork; we provide guidance you can trust. I couldn’t be happier; we’re a stellar team.

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"Top notch expertise & knowledge. Excellent service and personal attention. Wouldn’t consider working..."

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Condo Transactions
110
Single Family Home Transactions
340
Townhome Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Nicole Causey
Everhome Real Estate
About Nicole

Real estate isn’t about sales, it’s about service, and award-winning agent Nicole Causey delivers it in spades. Her ethics, integrity, accessibility, and communication have made her a sought-after professional whose clients eagerly enlist her services again and again. Canadian-born but Bay Area-raised, Nicole’s family moved to Fremont when she was 10 years old. While earning her B.A. in Business Administration, Nicole worked in retail, and after graduation, she was promoted to Business Account Manager. She excelled in that position until a serendipitous meeting with a friend led to a job interview with a local top-producing agent. The interview turned into a position that taught her the ins-and-outs of prospecting, marketing, and negotiating. It was a fantastic experience that enabled Nicole to personally manage over 200 home sales — and gain quite the real estate education! With her well-honed customer service skills and newly acquired real estate experience, she obtained her license in 2004, and has been a full-time agent ever since. In addition to her professional background, Nicole’s strong work ethic, self-challenging nature, and intrinsic motivation have made her a highly successful agent. That success has earned her recognition as a Pinnacle Agent with the Bay East Association of Realtors® every year since 2011 and the No. 2 spot out of 34,000 agents nationwide at her previous brokerage. To Nicole, the awards are a byproduct of her true passion — enriching her clients’ lives through homeownership. Nicole’s hobbies include traveling, reading, renovations, interior design, wine tasting, and spending time with her family. She also loves animals and has a menagerie, including a dog, two cats, and backyard chickens. She is on the Board of Directors for SAVE, which assists domestic violence victims in the Tri-City area, and she volunteers for Adopt an Angel, which provides holiday gifts for children in protective services and foster care in the East Bay.

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"Nicole is top-notch. As our listing agent, she moved fast with listing, repairs, and staging. She ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
540
Townhome Transactions
57
Condo Transactions
99
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Kathleen Wilson
Red Oak Realty
About Kathleen

Friends describe me as motivated and driven. Clients say I act as a therapist and reality check and “negotiate killer deals.” After 16 years selling homes, I still love wearing so many hats. Previously, I was a union organizer and public education campaign PR consultant. I am a born and bred advocate and feel the hum of what I do when I am fulfilling my innate drive to be both a benefactor and a competitor. On the one side, I am always looking for ways to meet your deeper needs and be of service. On the other side, I thrill in the “win” for a buyer in a multiple offer scenario or securing the highest price for a seller during intense negotiations. When you work with me, the Olympian inside of me is harnessed to help you reach your goals. Equally important is the relationship I build over time with you, the client. Referrals are the bread and butter of my business. A referral tells me I have truly helped someone in a meaningful way. And there you have my transparent motivation: to deliver such a “WOW” level of service that you refer your friends, family, and co-workers to me. I am full of gratitude every day to be able to be of service, and at the same time fiercely negotiate and advocate for clients, strategizing wins both big and small. If you want a Realtor that tells it like it is, prioritizes you and makes you feel listened to, I am that Realtor. If you need a hard driving, aggressive advocate who is strategic in representing your best interests, I am that Realtor. You don’t have to sacrifice the strategic smarts, negotiating skills and market expertise to experience the responsiveness and caring you want in a service provider. With me, you get both. I have lived in the Bay Area for almost 30 years - specifically in Albany, California. My husband John (like me a serial entrepreneur) and I have two kids, 12 year old Max and 8 year old Ella. I am an avid sci fi book and movie fan and travel all around the world with my family, instilling a sense of adventure and compassion in my kids. I chose to work with Red Oak Realty because it is an independent, Oakland-based, woman-owned firm with offices in Berkeley and Oakland versus a national office that would siphon off resources. That gives my clients the competitive advantage, with things like an in-house marketing team, a dedicated PR firm, and a 15-to-100 staff to agent ratio. My statistics*: Over 190 transactions Over $145,000,000 in sales volume My listings sell for an average of 26% over asking My listings are on the market for an average of 16 days Receive 30-60 referrals a year Average sales price for listings: $1,150,000 Average sales price for buyers I work with: $1,078,000 A single family home expert, Kathleen ranks in the top 6% of 6,941 Oakland agents* Top Oakland seller's agent, Kathleen ranks in the top 9% of 6,941 Oakland agents* *Source: MLS & HomeLight. Transaction and sales volume based on units for all sales in the Bay Area 2002-2018. Other data based on MLS 2017-2018 rankings for all sales in the Bay Area. Home expert and Oakland sellers agent rankings based on data provided by Homelight.

Single Family Home Transactions
150
Condo Transactions
17
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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