Who We Are
Working as a seamless team, we provide comprehensive real estate services in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito and Piedmont. We call our teamwork The Advantage of Two™ because together we provide significant benefits to our clients:
Our talents and skills (negotiation, financial analysis, marketing and counseling) are complementary. We can—and do—devote more time, thought and effort to each transaction than any single agent or Broker possibly could. Our team approach ensures exceptional service, successful outcomes and delighted clients.
Our Professional Credo
We represent our clients’ interests at all times: we listen carefully to their goals and then implement strategies honed over decades to attain them. We are as personal in our service as we are professional in our performance. We aim for total client satisfaction … and won’t settle for anything less!
We love what we do, and know what we're doing
Great results are a solid indicator of skill and expertise. Our clients repeatedly recommend us to their colleagues, family and friends. As licensed Real Estate Brokers (which is like having advanced degrees in real estate), we each bring additional training and education to our shared toolbox. We love to deliver stellar service that surpasses expectations.
How our clients describe us
Knowledgeable, supportive, hard-working, honest, responsive, caring, professional, organized, efficient, ethical, clever and kind, competent, diligent, open, consistent, available, warm, refreshing, confident, and good-humored. One couldn't hope for smarter or nicer people to work with. (We’re blushing!)
Our lives before real estate
In prior professional incarnations we were both educators: Judith taught at U.C., Berkeley; John taught at Harvard, the University of Pittsburgh and U.C., Berkeley. Before that, we worked for a variety of domestic and international organizations, including the Peace Corps, The World Bank and The Ford Foundation. And we have lived and worked overseas (Judith in Spain and Peru for three years; John in India and Bangladesh for six).
Other things we do for fun
Raised in small, rural towns (Judith in Red Bluff, CA; John in Iowa and Sebastopol, CA), it’s no surprise that we enjoy simple pleasures: savoring quiet time in nature; working out; volunteering in our communities; reading and learning; and spending time with family and friends.
What all this means to you
Because we work as a Broker team, you get a two-for-one advantage. We bring the expertise, experience and enthusiasm of two highly seasoned real estate professionals to your distinct set of needs and dreams. You benefit from twice the thinking power and attention – not to mention our ability to be in two places at once!
Your choice of a Realtor is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
We know The Advantage of Two™ can work for you; let us show you how.