Top 10 Real Estate Agencies in Berkeley, California (Updated for 2021)

We know finding the best real estate agency in Berkeley, California can be difficult, so we put together this detailed list of the best of the best so you can make your decision wisely.  Each real estate office offers various benefits to choose from to suit their client’s needs. Each agency has their own real estate agents with vastly different levels of experience and knowledge of today’s marketplace. This list of real estate professionals is ever-changing and expanding, so please check back often. If you find another location that should be listed here - or one that should be removed - please let us know!

 

1. Sexton Group Real Estate Property Management

        1647 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, California 94707

About: The Sexton Group is a top-notch, boutique real estate company specializing in residential sales as well as property management services. They have two offices which are located in the heart of Berkeley and the other in the heart of Lafayette. The Sexton Group Real Estate Property Management encompasses the essence of Berkeley’s charm and Lafayette’s family-oriented vibe all with a relaxed, down-to-earth nature. They have an amazing group of agents whose wealth of experience spans more than 25 years in the industry.

Services Offered: Property buying and selling, property rentals and property management.

What Makes them Different: The Sexton Group prides itself in building lifelong relationships with their clients that continue well after the transaction is over. They have a talented team of individuals who  have incredible industry experiences, skilled representation, knowledge of today’s marketplace, a steadfast commitment to support and guide you through each phase of the real estate process.

 

2. Korman & Ng Real Estate Services

         2025 Rose Street, Berkeley, California 94709

About: Established in 1980 by Michael Korman and Miriam Ng, the firm of Korman & Ng is a full service real estate company offering real estate services in sales, leasing, property management and development.

Services Offered: Marketing and advertising of  properties, property tours, Background screenings and leasing , Emergency and routine maintenance, Inspections at move-in and move-out, financial oversights.

What Makes them Different: They provide customized quotes for management fees based on several factors, including the current condition of one’s property, the desired duties to be handled, the preferred frequency and extent of reporting, and how the client wish to disburse funds.

 

3. Gordon Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

          2091 Rose Street, Berkeley, California 94709

About: Gordon Commercial specializes in the sales and leasing of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, and Richmond. The success of Gordon Commercial Real Estate Brokerage has over 35 years of proven experience and extensive knowledge of local municipal policies with a broad range of commercial properties.

Services Offered: Property selling and buying, developing of property and office, retail, and industrial leasing.

What Makes them Different: They have a deep commitment to the community. They involve their client in striving to find the right fit for the goals set whether in buying, selling, leasing and developing.

 

4. SG Real Estate

         1600 Shattuck Avenue #106, Berkeley, California 94709

About: SG Real Estate is a company which aims to build a successful business relationship with every client whose main goal is to work extensively for its client's residential and commercial real estate assets. SG Real Estate works with every client at every critical juncture of many transaction types to ensure you get the best deal. They  believe that the best way to maintain healthy and successful relationships is to provide customer service that is extremely responsive and always efficient.

Services Offered: Residential Asset Management and Leasing, Commercial Asset Management and Leasing and Real Estate Brokerage.

What Makes them Different: They are personally handling all the transactions and show experienced leadership.They have skilled property managers willing to share their expertise.

 

5. Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

         1995 El Dorado Avenue, Berkeley, California 94707

About: Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty's office in Berkeley is nestled in the lovely Oakland hills across from the historic Claremont Hotel and Spa, offering the services of a world-renowned real estate brand in a uniquely local way. Our curated team of East Bay real estate experts are mobilized among each of our carefully selected and conveniently located offices.

Services Offered: Property Selling and Property Buying including equestrian, wine and vineyard, golf and waterfront properties.

What Makes them Different: They provide intimate knowledge and market leadership to both sellers and prospective buyers with an unyielding commitment to exceptional service, along with an understanding that prime properties in the Berkeley area deserve the highest level of global marketing, unparalleled visibility and reach, and clientele discretion.

 

6. Red Oak Realty

         1891 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, California 94707

About: Red Oak was founded in a hot tub in Albany 40 years ago.They have become a leading voice among independent real estate brokerages nationwide. Their executives are called upon to speak at conferences on innovation, marketing and technology.  They have 160 fantastic agents and 21 staff members committed to one thing: getting it right for you.

Services Offered: Property Selling and Property Buying

What Makes them Different: They are collaborative, supportive, accessible, tech-savvy but people-focused.

 

7. Lipnosky Real Estate LLC

         1674 University Avenue, Berkeley, California 94703

About: Lipnosky Real Estate provides the best possible rental experience in the East Bay area to both our first-time rental applicants and our established tenants of many years. Our record of long lasting tenure in the community is largely due to our commitment to hiring well qualified employees, many of whom have been with us for over ten years.

Services Offered: Property Lease Management

What Makes them Different: They have invested in a web-based property management and accounting software from AppFolio so their experienced team can manage the properties with the highest level of service.

 

8. Northbrae Properties

        1600 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, California 94707

About: Northbrae Properties, founded by Anita Thede, is a neighborhood boutique real estate company which is  family owned and operated since 1981.  Since then, Northbrae Properties has specialized in all types of residential sales in the East Bay and served a diverse group of people with our unique approach that allows us to find our clients the perfect properties.

Services Offered: Property Buying and Selling, and selling consultation and valuation.

What Makes them Different: They  offer a Matterport interactive 3D tour for any property on the MLS which allows clients from the safety & comfort of their own home, to tour and explore all the nooks and crannies of a house without going anywhere.

 

9. McGuire Real Estate Elmwood

          2961 College Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705

About: Serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1919, McGuire believes that luxury is about the experience not the price point. McGuire's East Bay Office is conveniently located on  the corner of College and Ashby Avenue in the heart of Berkeley's Elmwood District.

Services Offered: Residential and Commercial property selling.

What Makes them Different: They have McGuire’s Mobile Application that  connects clients with an agent on the go.Client can access Multiple MLSs, find upcoming open houses, create a saved search, add property notes, and chat with an agent in the application.

 

10. Bay Area Properties

              3088 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705

About: Bay Area Properties was founded in 1989 by Diana Yonkouski, Real Estate Broker. Bay Area Properties has been providing services unsurpassed in the industry to our referral based clientele.Despite our success, we have chosen to remain small. This allows us to continue to deliver the high level of service and impeccable quality that are the founding principles of Bay Area Properties.

Services Offered: Property Buying and Property Selling Management.

What Makes them Different: Besides their Bay Area real estate expertise, their absolute and foremost goal is guiding every client in attaining their goals, not boosting their bottom line. Their satisfaction comes from boastfully happy clients.

 

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Do You Need a Real Estate Agency that Specializes in Residential Sales?

Sexton Group Real Estate Property Management in Berkeley, California is a boutique real estate company specializing in residential sales as well as property management services for properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We have 2 offices to serve you, one in the heart of Berkeley and the other in the heart of Lafayette, California. The Sexton Group encompasses the essence of Berkeley’s charm and Lafayette’s family-oriented vibe all with a relaxed, down-to-earth nature. We are an amazing group of agents whose wealth of experience spans more than 25 years in the industry.  Looking to buy or sell a home in Contra Costa or Alameda County? Contact us today for your free consultation!

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