Philosophy

Advocacy

Real estate is most often the single biggest purchase or sale that any of us ever make. The issues at hand are at various times economic, emotional, marital, educational, legal, and occasionally moral. With what my clients have called “refreshing candor”,  my team and I demystify the real estate process and help align a client’s needs, wants, dreams and budget. We will be your “realty advocate” every step of the way.

Value

When people refer to a house as a “good value” they usually mean it embodies some individual or combination of traits (such as square footage, condition, location) that exist in a favorable relation to its price. In other words, a product/price ratio.

It is surprisingly rare for people to think of choosing a Realtor in the same way. Sure, they might consider such factors such as reputation, or number of homes sold in a particular neighborhood, i.e. the “product” part of the ratio. The price part of the ratio, i.e. the commission, is not usually questioned.

The Realty Advocates Value Proposition

Putting both product and price together, Realty Advocates has proven that premier service doesn’t have to come with a premium price tag. Brett and his team bring over 26 years of experience to the table, providing expert advice, far-reaching marketing, savvy negotiating, meticulous oversight, and true fiduciary advocacy. This is our “product” and its quality and range is unsurpassed. As for our cost: our commissions are typically between 4-4.5%. Add it up, and you’ll see that Realty Advocates is a really GOOD VALUE!

We specialize in the most highly prized neighborhoods in the East Bay: Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington, Piedmont and much of Oakland. We also represent clients in San Francisco, Marin and Contra Costa counties.

Whether you’re a home buyer or a seller, we’d be delighted to help you meet your real estate goals. Contact us today!