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HomeLight analyzes hundreds of thousands transactions to identify the best real estate agents of Albany. And here's what we know about the top 3% of the 1,031 active Albany real estate agents: compared to the average agent, the top 3% work 1.7x more transactions and move homes 16.47 days faster.

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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 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Aaron Brown
Perspective Real Estate
About Aaron

Perspective Founder Aaron Brown doesn’t believe in wasting time. He rose to the top of his brokerage two years after obtaining his real estate license in 2007, and he now ranks amongst the top 1% of all agents in the Oakland/Berkeley region. Aaron has been involved in well over over 300 transactions and now leverages his skills and experience as the leader of Perspective Real Estate. A critical thinker who consistently comes up with successful strategies for his clients, Aaron is at his best when working with clients who are looking for expert advice and direction. Direct yet never pushy, Aaron provides sound guidance with optimum results always the target. Aaron truly enjoys the process of transforming a home for sale and then pushing for its greatest results. Aaron came to real estate after years of experience in the hospitality industry where he learned to apply the same principles of excellence he now brings to real estate. Chief amongst Aaron’s strengths is having parents who are both attorneys, as growing up in a legal family has given him a deep understanding of contract law that few agents possess. Ultimately, his extensive experiences across the board allow him to always position his clients for success. A native of the East Bay, Aaron currently lives in Oakland, CA and owns investment property across the East Bay. While this background makes him something of an expert of the local market, being so well known in the community also makes him an on-demand asset. He has a well-earned reputation as a trusted community resource who shares freely. Aaron is the founding agent of Perspective and is involved directly with all aspects of the business. Clients working with any member of the team can rest assured that Aaron is personally supporting them at every step along the way.

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"Aaron Brown was outstanding in every regard as a real estate broker and friend. "

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Single Family Home Transactions
240
Condo Transactions
36
Townhome Transactions
10
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 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 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 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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Townhome Transactions
30
Single Family Home Transactions
290
Condo Transactions
49
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Declan Spring
Red Oak Realty
About Declan

I’m an Irish-born 17-year resident of the Bay Area who lives in Albany with my wife and our two daughters. I’ve lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Pt Richmond and Marin. My choice is the East Bay. My real estate career began as a commercial real estate researcher for a national corporation and then as a professional architectural photographer. I’ve been licensed as a Realtor since 2004. Having traveled extensively internationally, I value the Bay Area as an absolutely incredible place to live. Since 2007 I’ve been working with a lot of first-time buyers. The thrill in handing over the keys to someone closing on their first purchase is unparalleled. I’ve spent a great deal of time representing buyers in bank-owned transactions (REOs), and listing short sales over the past two years. My clients flatter me with praise and are keen to refer me whenever possible to family and friends. They understand that this is the cornerstone of my business philosophy. I work almost exclusively by r

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"I couldn’t have gotten my dream home without Declan! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the East ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
180
Townhome Transactions
15
Condo Transactions
33
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close 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 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Devin Ratoosh
Red Oak Realty
About Devin

Devin has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 10 years and is currently with Red Oak Realty in Berkeley. Devin has completed transactions in several areas including Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Richmond, El Cerrito and Rodeo. HomeLight ranks Devin as one of the top 2% of agents in Berkeley for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents who sell homes for top dollar. HomeLight has information on 63 of Devin's transactions since 2012, 33 of which were in the past two years. Devin typically represents the seller (81% of the time), but has also completed 12 buyer transactions during this period. Devin has been most prolific in Berkeley including representing the seller of a single family home at 1307 Acton St that sold for $1,880,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a condominium at 1440 Walnut St. that sold for $1,305,000 in another.

Single Family Home Transactions
130
Condo Transactions
27
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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David Gunderman
Alain Pinel Realtors
About David

David Gunderman (Broker) began his career in real estate in 2000, was joined by husband Andrew Raskopf (Broker) in 2003, and together they have become the most successful real estate team in the East Bay. David, a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, and Andrew, a graduate of New York University, proudly reside in Oakland with their two children, Katie and Jake, numerous pets and their adopted grandmother, Alice. David's life experiences include European Content Manager (The Industry Standard), NYC Event Producer, Event Director, Co-founder of the successful Adirondack Theater Festival (Glens Falls, NY), Director and Lecturer (San Francisco State University).

Single Family Home Transactions
320
Townhome Transactions
18
Condo Transactions
37
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Richard Morrison
Red Oak Realty
About Richard

My 100% Commitment "My philosophy is to offer the highest quality personal service not only for your current transaction, but for a lifetime. This focused approach allows me to guarantee complete satisfaction, so that you will want your friends, family, & associates who need a real estate consultant to put their trust in me as well. You can count on me to provide them with the same level of concern and dedication that I have pledged to you. My vision is to build lifelong relationships one person at a time. To me it's the only way to do business, and I think you will appreciate the difference." References available upon request. Work History I am a native Californian and have been a resident of the Bay Area since 1965. In 1975, I moved to Berkeley to become a counselor for the California School for the Blind. It was at this job that I met my future wife, Jennie. During this period, I returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from San Francisco State Universit

Single Family Home Transactions
110
Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Patrick Leaper

Patrick is a co-founder of Red Oak Realty. Since he opened for business on January 2, 1976, his commitment has always been to offer uncompromising customer service. The results speak for themselves. Red Oak Realty is now entering its 35th year as a trusted and independent real estate firm serving the East Bay Area in 2 locations with over 80 licensed Realtors. Patrick has assisted over 1,000 individuals and their families, including first-time homebuyers and seasoned veterans of the real estate market. His career has been nothing short of amazing thanks to his many valued clients. Proud to be working the past 5 years with his daughter, Gillian Leaper-Leslie, they now combine their experience, time and energy to better serve their clients. Gillian is very savvy and has a keen understanding of real estate matters since 2003; her early exposure and numerous years in, and around, real estate have given her a solid base of experience. She began her career running their team's transactions. Now with over 15 years of experience in the east bay market place, Gillian and Patrick enjoy a robust business assisting their clients in purchasing and selling their real estate assets.

Townhome Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
130
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Why you need a top real estate agent in Albany, CA

Experience pays off, and Albany’s top 3% of agents have it in spades: They do 436 deals a year, compared to the average agent who does 124 deals annually. Top agents also save their clients an average of 16.47 days on closing. Let’s run the numbers and see how much money you could save with a top Albany agent.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents, when compared again the average real estate agent in Albany, sell 1.8x the number of homes and sell them 16.47 days faster.

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Top Buyer's Agents

The right buyer's agent in 121.5% can show you more homes and save you up to $40,959 on home purchases, and work 1.7x more homes than the average agent.

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Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Albany neighborhoods

East Shore

Active Agents101
Time on Market58
Avg. Sale Price$560,702

Albany Terrace

Active Agents73
Time on Market39
Avg. Sale Price$1,119,674

Solano Hill

Active Agents60
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$931,690

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