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Top Albany real estate agents

A top real estate agent can save you significant time and money. Albany, CA has 1,029 active agents, and HomeLight compares data on all of them to identify the top performers. The city’s top 3% of agents do 71.5% more deals yearly than the average agent, move homes off the market 34.3% faster, and save their clients more money — sellers save 1.6x more and buyers save 2.2x more.

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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
140
Condo Transactions
16
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.

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
28
Single Family Home Transactions
280
Condo Transactions
49
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 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
320
Condo Transactions
66
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
120
Condo Transactions
23
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 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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Ira Serkes
Compass
About Ira

The Bronx And Newcastle Carol and I eloped to St. Thomas, were married on the veranda of the Hotel 1829 by the Rabbi of the 2nd oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere. The restaurant manager and cocktail waitress were our witnesses. We called my mom on a pay phone right afterwards, and she was thrilled she didn’t have to go shopping for a dress. We’ve been married over 30 years … or as my friend John Pinto would say “over 30 years of marital bliss” I grew up in the Pelham Parkway neighborhood in The Bronx. For pocket money I was a delivery boy for Max Anshen’s Health Food store on White Plains Road, and Abe Rosenberg’s Kosher Butcher on Lydig Avenue. NYC had great schools which fast-tracked good students. I was able to skip 8th grade and follow in the footsteps of Steve Pincus and applied (and was accepted) to The Bronx High School Of Science. I could go to any college I wanted to, as long as I could live at home, the schools were tuition free and were either City College or Cooper Union. Steve went to Cooper Union and studied Chemical Engineering. I applied, got into Cooper too, and also became a Chemical Engineer. And now it’s time to simply say thank you to Lillian Pincus, my mother’s best friend and her two wonderful sons Arthur & Steven. Though accepted to Grad School at Stanford, Penn State, UMass Amherst and the University of Rochester. I had a stint in the Army Reserves put things off for year. This gave me the opportunity to work with Dr. Thomas McAvoy at UMass Amherst. My M.S.Ch.E in Hybrid (Analog <-> Digital computing). One day in the computer lab, another grad student said “You should send your resume to Chevron; they’re looking for people like you” And in 1974 I moved to Berkeley to work as a research engineer for Chevron, receiving two patents for my research. PS I speak Bronxese, New Yorkish, Spanish, Macintosh, PDP-8 Machine Language, and Fortran. I also studied Hebrew and Arabic, but found that I’m a better Realtor than linguist. Though Carol was born in England, has no accent and speaks American English quite well.

Single Family Home Transactions
170
Condo Transactions
23
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Glen Bell
BHG Reliance Partners
About Glen

Glen and Norman formed the My East Bay Agent Team in 2006 and have built a solid reputation as experts in the East Bay Real Estate Market. We are well respected Top Producers with years of experience between us. Buying or selling a home can be stressful. You are entitled to a remarkable experience that is both efficient and as stress-free as possible. You can count on us to keep you well informed, provide you with superior negotiation skills, knowledge, the understanding, and the support needed to help you successfully navigate through a very challenging process. As a result, you will be able to make more confident decisions. We are committed to providing clients with more than just a successful real estate transaction.

Single Family Home Transactions
110
Townhome Transactions
5
Condo Transactions
11
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Why you need a top real estate agent in Albany, CA

Albany, CA has 1,029 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Albany sells about 122 homes and each home spends about 48 days on Albany's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

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 16.58 days faster.

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Top Buyer's Agents

In comparison to average real estate agents in Albany, top buyer's agents save clients 94.1% on their home and help buy 1.7x more properties.

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"We have not listed or sold a home in 42 years and so we had no clue where to turn for a good Realtor...We interviewed two of the names of Realtors that Home Light provided and were so happy to find someone that went above and beyond what we expected."

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HomeLight Client

"The quality of the real estate agent that HomeLight referred me to was exceptional. As a first time seller, I knew nothing about the real estate market, and this referral walked me through every aspect of the process."

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HomeLight Client

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Albany neighborhoods

East Shore

Active Agents104
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$559,876

Albany Terrace

Active Agents76
Time on Market38
Avg. Sale Price$1,144,285

Solano Hill

Active Agents62
Time on Market53
Avg. Sale Price$937,617

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