With over 20-years experience in the housing industry John has rare depth and breadth of knowledge in all aspect of real estate. He has spent over 16 years representing buyers and sellers in Berkeley, Rockridge and Albany and has sold over $100,000,000 of local real estate.
John has done hands on restoration of a dozen homes in Berkeley and Rockridge including an 1894 Queen Anne mansion, several historically notable homes and his residence, a 1904 brown shingle in the heart of Elmwood. Additionally, he has restored several multi-unit buildings, done numerous condominium conversions, added "granny units" to properties and built new (from ground up) condominiums and rental units. His experience in construction, design, permit and zoning matters, condominium conversion, and all aspects of renovation and development gives him rare insight into a property's current and future value, use & aesthetic potential. When working with buyers his extensive background illuminates inspections, reports, and the overall physical condition of a home. John has resided in many homes he restored thus living in many Berkeley and Oakland neighborhoods. He knows neighborhoods on a personal level.
He redeveloped, owns and manages investment property including residential rental units in Berkeley and is uniquely qualified to assess income potential and provide informed, creative guidance regarding land-use and rent control matters.
John has assisted dozens of owners in preparing their homes for sale (many in Elmwood & Rockridge) wisely guiding them in home preparation and presentation and freely sharing contacts and connections in the building, remodeling, and trades communities.
John knows everything hinges on effective, comprehensive marketing and proper property preparation. He conducts intensive, creative, and custom marketing campaigns assuring the highest sale price possible for each property he lists.
His broad real estate experience as an agent representing buyers and sellers and as a developer / investor, gives him exceptional knowledge of contracts, transaction structures, and financing. He is a seasoned Agent with honed negotiating skills.
Diligent, honest, and attentive — John brings wisdom, experience, commitment, and vigor to every deal and all of his clients.
Some of My Past Sales:
1950 San Antonio Ave, Berkeley -North Single Family Home $2,775,000.00 Sold
2425-2429 Blake St, Berkeley 4 units $2,160,000.00 Sold
2628 Benvenue Ave. Berkeley - Elmwood 3 Condo Complex $1,720,000.00 Sold
3160 Lewiston St, Oakland - Rockridge Single Family Home $1,500,000.00 Sold
1821 Hopkins St, Berkeley - North Single Family Home $1,375,000.00 Sold
2961 Linden Ave, Berkeley - Elmwood Duplex $1,350,000.00 Sold
450 Vassar, Berkeley - North Single Family Home $1,150,000.00 Sold
1143 Fresno Ave, Berkeley - North Single Family Home $1,050,000.00 Sold
14 Chancellor Pl, Oakland Hills Single Family Home $1,050,000.00 Sold
2747 Derby St, Berkeley-Elmwood Single Family Home $1,000,000.00 Sold
2735 Elmwood Ave, Berkeley-Elmwood Single Family Home $994,000.00 Sold
2947 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley-Elmwood Single Family Home $949,000.00 Sold
2440 Stuart St, Berkeley – Elmwood Single Family Home $940,000.00 Sold
2740 Derby St, Berkeley-Elmwood Single Family Home $940,000.00 Sold
1049 Mariposa St, Berkeley - North Single Family Home $925,000.00 Sold
2410 Parker St, Berkeley-La Conte Duplex $925,000.00 Sold
6286 Benvenue Ave, Oakland-Rockridge Single Family Home $895,000.00 Sold
2125 Carleton St, Berkeley-La Conte Single Family Home $885,000.00 Sold
2291 Eunice St, Berkeley-North Single Family Home $853,000.00 Sold
422 North St, Oakland-Rockridge Single Family Home $849,000.00 Sold
2422 Stuart St, Berkeley - Elmwood Single Family Home $849,000.00 Sold
2730 Stuart St, Berkeley - Elmwood Duplex $825,000.00 Sold
1801 Derby St, Berkeley - Central 4 units - Apartments $825,000.00 Sold
5766 Claremont Ave, Oakland - Rockridge Single Family Home $800,000.00 Sold
670 Santa Rosa Ave, Berkeley - North Single Family Home $799,000.00 Sold
2505 Webster St, Berkeley-Elmwood 2 houses on 1 lot $775,000.00 Sold