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Dear Valued Clients and Neighbors, Our offices will remain closed to the public during this time of SiP and social distancing surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.  We are however actively working from home.  Please visit our “Agents” page to meet agents virtually. Read More

#REKindness – East Bay Kindness and Fun for the Holidays

Many of our neighbors are struggling with food insecurity, along with housing affordability and availability issues making putting gifts under the tree a struggle this Christmas. Our local food banks are always in need during this time of year, and Berkeley Hills Realty invites you to join us in helping fill the pantries while also filling your heart knowing you can help a person or family enjoy a full meal during the holidays. Read More

Berkeley Hills Realty Spotlight on Realtor ~ Jean Brady

Jean Brady is marking her first anniversary of being part of the team at Berkeley Hills Realty by becoming even more active in her community and developing deeper relationships. Jean Is also focusing on helping potential new residents of her hometown of Point Richmond learn more about the area and the East Bay. Although Jean has been a Realtor for only a year, she spent many years in the property management business managing her family’s real estate holdings in Laguna Beach and Dana Point in Southern California. She has always had an interest in the real estate market and furthered her education with an eye on real estate investing in the East Bay. As a longtime resident of Point Richmond, Jean has watched the sleepy town become a desirable area for people who want to live in the Bay Area and enjoy coastal living, without the million dollar price tag. “As an artist, I am constantly inspired by the views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco skyline. The hills in our area remind me of the Laguna Beach landscape with the gorgeous bay views and walking trails to see the local landscape from many angles”, Jean shared. “To be a successful Realtor, you need to know and live the lifestyle that you are selling to your clients or helping them market to potential buyers. By being an art teacher, painter and writer, I am immersed in the wonderful culture of this area.” Jean is an active member in the WWIC – Westside Women’s Improvement Club and their book club and AOPR – Arts of Point Richmond.  She also is an art teacher at Mom & Pop Art Shop in Point Richmond. Jean adds her energy to the community by volunteering through Berkeley Hill Realty’s #REKindness program. She and her team come together to raise funds and lend time to many local non-profit organizations who share the a passion of building housing, educating children, conservation of the environment and care for those in need, including animals. “During the past year, I have taken classes to continue my education about the technical skills necessary to function as a Realtor in this fast paced market and the knowledge necessary to answer questions from my clients that arise about East Bay properties; concerns about foundations, structural issues, flood and earthquake zones etc. Each week I attend meetings so I keep us up to date on city laws, regulations, ordinances, rent control, zoning, and Accessory Dwelling Units. Real estate is complex; it is a huge responsibility to know the laws, and to be diligent in the process involved to help our clients”, Jean stated. Jean credits her co-workers for being a tremendous help during her first year by always being encouraging and a pleasure to work with.  She is enjoying “the fun part of the business” of looking at houses and meeting people.  She has developed mutually beneficial relationships with vendors who are the best in the area and credits these behind-the-scene people as a creative and important part of her team’s success. Jean says that she is just as excited about the real estate business and being a part of Berkeley Hills Realty as her first day.  She fondly recalls looking around the room at smiling faces in the Berkeley office that were to become her colleagues and friends and knew she was in the right place. Jean will be sharing photos, insights, tips and video on her blog “365 Things To Do In Point Richmond” on Facebook and on the web. She looks forward to working with buyers who wish to make the East Bay home or helping sellers find the right buyer and move on to pursue other life goals. Read More

Berkeley HIlls Realty #ReKindness 2018

Happy Holidays from all of us at Berkeley Hills Realty! Looking back, were you able to achieve your New Year’s Eve resolutions in 2018? Our resolution each year, as a company, is to make a discernible difference in the East Bay community. Our team comes together to raise or donate funds for many amazing local non-profit and faith organizations who leverage our efforts to build housing, educate children, care for animals, and conserve our environment. In 2018, our #REKindness efforts supported the following organizations: Alameda County Food Bank Berkeley Humane Society Boys Hope Girls Hope Center For Sex and Culture Friends of Oakland Animal Services Habitat For Humanity Jelly’s Place New Life Movement Planned Parenthood Save The Redwoods Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors Community Foundation Wilson School where we are Book Buddies with a second grade class. As we celebrate Hanukkah, look forward to Christmas and consider New Year’s Day, we know that the giving and magic of the holidays never ends, and the greatest of gifts are family and friends and the people we can inspire to pass the goodwill forward. May kindness fill your hearts in 2019! Read More

Berkeley Hills Realty Spotlight on Realtor ~ Mykah Larkins

Berkeley Hills Realty has an amazing team of Realtors who work together to help all of our clients. We are casting the spotlight on Mykah Larkins this month as she is celebrating her 15th year as a Realtor.  Read More

Berkeley Hills Invites Donations For Annual Food Drive

Our Food Drive Is ON! Every year, Berkeley Hills Realty commits to filling a food barrel (or more!)  from the Alameda Community Food Bank to help them in their mission to provide healthy meals to those who are in need as part of our #REKindness mission to be of service to our local community. As you know the need to help feed our locally hungry families and residents is not just needed during the holidays, but year round.  We are asking that you bring a nonperishable food item for our food drive to our office on 1714 Solano Ave to help replenish the shelves of the Alameda Food Bank OR we can come to you if you live close by! Whatever we can do to help fill the barrel. In keeping with our mission to provide the best we can to others, we are asking our community to help fill the food barrel with healthy food such as whole grains, canned tuna and chicken, natural peanut butter, and low sodium soups and stews. As we have watched local communities around the country come together this year to help their neighbors in times of disaster, we are doubly inspired to help local families that may not have lost their homes to a flood, fire or other catastrophe, but due to other factors, many outside of their control, they are still in need and hungry. No one should be hungry, especially in the Bay Area. Please join us in bringing love and compassion to our community. Holiday Volunteering Why stop at donating food? If you would like to directly volunteer for the Alameda Food Bank, they are starting to get ready for their big holiday push during the months of November and December. Please send them an email to volunteer@alamedafoodbank.org with your information and they will get back to you within three business days. Thank you! Read More

#REKindness and Equal Housing Rights In the East Bay

In the wake of the national turmoil surrounding civil rights and racism that we have been seeing in the news during the past two weeks, we at Berkeley Hills Real Estate want our past and future clients to know where we stand on this important matter. As Realtors, we took an oath when we received our California real estate licenses, to uphold the Federal and State laws concerning anti-discrimination in housing rights. As professionals, it is our responsibility to understand and enforce the rules of the Federal Housing Administration. When we show respect and kindness to our fellow Americans, we all win. Read More

Earth Day 2017-How Small Changes Have A Big Impact In the East Bay

Earth Day should be every day, as it pertains to the day to day, moment by moment actions each of us takes as we move about our homes, businesses and natural environment. As one of the bright spots in the world for sustainable awareness, residents of Berkeley and the Greater SF Bay Area have an acute social consciousness about how their actions may impact the environment. As a designated Green Business by the City of Berkeley,  Berkeley Hills Realty takes every step that we can to ensure that our footprint is mitigated as much as possible. How? Read More

Happy Birthday, Tracy!

  Today, Berkeley Hills Realty agents and staff are hacking Berkeley Hills co-owner Tracy Sichterman’s blog to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, Tracy! What’s so great about Tracy Sichterman? Here’s what BHR agents and staff have to say:   “I can’t sum her up in just One Good Thing. Tracy has an infectious energy and excitement for her work, and is the curator of the coolest shoe collection in real estate.” Rebecca Nemeth “Thoughts About Tracy: She is so smart, yet so kind and considerate… a very nice combination. She is so successful, yet so modest and humble… a very nice combination. She is so inspiring, yet so supportive and encouraging… a very nice combination. She is the key to the entire office, no combination required!” Tom Knight “Great source for info! My go-to tech girl!” Terese Ashman “Happy Birthday Tracy. Among the many things I admire about you is your positive attitude and the great ability of always being able to say good things about everyone.” Love, Maya Trilling “Tracy is wonderful because she is the most generous, truly optimistic person I have ever met. She glows with the energy of an overachiever that has made it and wants to share it all with the world! Happy Birthday to the best “boss” a person could have!” Carina Stanley, Office Manager “Happy birthday to one inspirational, hard- working, sophisticated, unselfish, and classy bike-riding emotional creature. May your year be full of love, laughter, and a great cocktail. Cheers!” Krista Miller “Happy Birthday Tracy. It has been a pleasure working with you for the last 1.5 year. You are not only a beautiful person but also a fabulous supportive person in the office to us all. I am amazed at how much you do for everyone. Thanks for being you.” Xoxo, Mamood Mokhtari “Tracy: The best great thing about Tracy is Tracy. Top to bottom, a complete package! And inside too!” Xoxo, Nancy Mueller “One great thing about Tracy Sichterman is her infectious gracious smile and her kindness to all who come her way…” Happy Birthday from Feri Niroomand & Negar Souza “Tracy is very whole. And by that I mean that she very naturally possesses abilities (qualities) that are a tricky balance in one person. She is kind but has boundaries, smart but accessible, careful but willing to take risks, energetic and optimistic but not crazy (I think!). And most of all for me anyway, she is a really positive force, always. She is encouraging, substantive, always available and yet not judgemental. I am sure she must have privately had some dark moments in the past year or two given the economy, but bless her heart she turns it into sunshine every time. And it’s real, the kind that warms you and gets you through.” Romney O’Connell Happy Birthday, Tracy! Thank you for making Berkeley Hills Realty such an amazing place to work!   For more information about Berkeley Hills Realty, call 510-524-9888,   email broker@berkhills.com or visit us at www.berkhills.com. Read More
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