Our Busy Third Quarter Was Just The Beginning!

The summer selling season is notoriously fast paced with high turnaround. While we had a strong summer, it continued throughout the fall as well. With a total sales volume of $24,917,275 we had one of our best quarters yet! We owe our success to our fantastic clients. With their trust and support, we were able to make a lot of dreams come true!

We encountered families that were growing and needing an upsize while also meeting retired, empty nesters who were ready for new adventures. All the homes were loved by their respective families, but it was time for them to start fresh with new families ready to put their love into them.

A couple of the families we helped were looking to relocate. One was moving to the East Coast and needed to sell their home, while the other wanted to move to Pleasanton to take advantage of our top schools. Relocation can be difficult because maybe they’re no longer in the home they’re selling, or they don’t know different neighborhoods they’ll prospectively live in. We try to make the smoothest transition possible for these families from beginning to end.

We also had some first-time buyers. We love answering all their questions and explaining the process every step of the way. We also work with an amazing team of lenders and escrow officers that are wonderful at helping first-time buyers.

Getting a testimonial like this makes it all worth it:

“Simply the best team for buying a home. Very personal touch through the whole process, always reachable and great interactions. Highly recommended real estate team! Special call-out to Michelle, who did a fantastic job in keeping us updated and DeAnna, Kim and Amanda were outstanding in providing us info and additional details whenever needed. Just a fantastic experience.”

Check out this video called the Bay East Weather Report for current real estate statistics and analytics.

See our list of sold homes for the third quarter:

5459 Black Avenue #2, Pleasanton – Represented Seller – $645,000

166 Selby Lane #9, Livermore – Represented Seller & Buyer – $610,000

4155 Casterson Court, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $2,300,000

6977 Atlas Peak Drive, Dublin – Represented Seller – $1,520,000

4497 Niland Street, Union City – Represented Seller – $1,555,000

7801 Flagstone Drive, Pleasanton – Represented Seller & Buyer – $1,190,000

7025 Corte Blanca, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $1,458,000

1170 Pineto Place, Pleasanton – Represented Seller & Buyer – $2,550,000

8225 Sky Castle Road, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $3,345,000

207 Heligan Lane #7, Livermore – Represented Seller – $670,000

3902 Mount McKinley Court, Pleasanton – Represented Seller & Buyer – $840,000

7873 Chestnut Way, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $1,070,000

679 Orofino Court, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $1,196,775

1918 Carnation Circle, Livermore – Represented Buyer – $777,500

While inventory tends to slow down during fall and winter months, we always tell our sellers it’s better to be one of the few than one of the many. Fall and winter are great times to sell your home! With the current climate, we don’t know what is going to happen next year, but we know what is happening right now and can help guide you to get top dollar for your home.

We currently have 7 homes in escrow, and don’t see business slowing down anytime soon. Contact us for a free consultation. We’d love to discuss your next plan of action!

The Tri-Valley is a great place to live!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

What’s Happening in Downtown Livermore?

You may have been noticing some recent changes to our beloved downtown and it’s all thanks to the Downtown Plan Adopted by the Livermore City Council in 2018.

Here’s what the approved plan looks like:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

The City of Livermore has gone above and beyond to make Livermore a highly desirable place to live. A boutique hotel with a luxurious wine country feel, plenty of retail, 3+ acres of green space including Stockmen’s and Veteran’s Parks, a Science and Society Center, and 2 parking garages to accommodate our growing city are just some of the features to look forward to.

If you’re interested in being walking distance to this new downtown, check out our current Livermore listing here!

So, what can you expect in the upcoming years?

Stockmen’s Park to be completed by summer 2020:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore
Courtesy of the City of Livermore

I Street Parking Garage to start construction early 2020:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

L Street Parking Garage to start construction in 2021:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

With hotel and retail construction starting in 2020, the 130 unit Affordable Workforce Family Housing and Cultural Performing Arts Center construction start dates are still to be determined.

We are excited for this major revamp to such a beautiful city!

For more details on the timeline and plans, click here.

Livermore is a great place to live!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

Fremont Ranked as Best City to Buy a Family Home

Are you looking for the perfect family home, but don’t know where to start?

How about our listing at 34203 Oneil Terrace in Fremont?

Recently SmartAsset released their third annual “Best Cities to Buy a Family Home – 2019 Edition”. Can you guess where Fremont ranked? Drumroll please…Fremont topped the list as #1! With home value increasing by 47% over 5 years and 88% of homes having at least two bedrooms, it’s the perfect location to find a large enough family home. Also, Fremont has a 37% five-year rent increase, which was the third-highest in the study.

To come to this conclusion, SmartAsset analyzed 6 metrics including 5-year change in median home values, 5-year change in median rent costs, average effective property tax rate, percentage of homes with at least two bedrooms, median housing cost as a percentage of median income, percentage of homeowners who are housing-cost burdened. You can find out about their data and methodology here.

We just so happen to have the perfect home for sale in Fremont right now! 34203 Oneil Terrace, Fremont.

34203 Oneil Terrace, Fremont

Beautifully updated in popular Ardenwood neighborhood within walking distance to elementary school and proximity to major commuter corridors and outdoor activities including Ardenwood Historic Farm, Coyote Hills, and Mission Peak. Open concept floor plan with lots of natural light. Spacious Living and Dining Room with soaring ceiling, open stairway, and striking glass block wall.

Kitchen

Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and Breakfast Nook. Adjacent Family Room with fireplace and slider to Backyard. Upstairs, Master Bedroom and updated Bath with large stall shower, soaking tub with jets, heated towel rack, and walk-in closet. Three additional comfortably sized Bedrooms share full Hallway Bath with tub/shower combination. New interior paint, new carpet, durable laminate flooring, recessed lighting, and ceiling fans. Fenced Backyard offers covered, raised deck with benches and newer hardscape. Full size Garage with laundry area, storage cabinets, and epoxy flooring. Ample guest parking. Low monthly HOA dues of $35.

Backyard

For more details and photos of our listing, click here.

For the full SmartAsset article, click here.

Fremont is a wonderful place to live!

To find out more about Fremont schools, click here.

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

Pleasanton Schools Are At It Again!

As if you need another reason to love Pleasanton!

An independent online research organization that ranks and reviews schools and districts throughout the country, Niche, just released 2020 Best Schools Ratings. The rankings and ratings are established through millions of reviews by students, parents, and residents as well as dozens of data sets, algorithms, statistics, and user insights.

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) was ranked the 11th best public school district in California, up from last year’s 17th place. PUSD was also ranked 10th for California school ‘Districts with the Best Teachers’ and 1st for best public school district in Alameda County.

All of the elementary schools ranked in the top 20 for best public elementary schools in Alameda County with Fairlands Elementary coming in 1st. Harvest Park ranked 1st as best public middle school in the county. Amador Valley High School ranked 1st and Foothill High School ranked 2nd as the county’s best public high schools.

In a statement, Superintendent David Haglund said, “While this is just one measure of quality, we are thrilled that these ratings reflect the excellence we strive for as a district team and realize in our schools and classrooms. Thank you to our amazing team of administrators, educators, support staff, families and students for being integral parts to our success as a team.”

The outstanding schools are just a piece of what makes Pleasanton a wonderful place to live! If you are interested in purchasing a home here, contact us!

To view all of PUSD’s rankings click here.

To learn more about Niche’s rankings, click here.

To search your school, click here.

To view the 2020 Best Public Schools in California, click here.

To learn more about the Pleasanton Unified School District, click here.

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

Listing Orchard – From Start to Finish

1707 Orchard Way, Pleasanton

This home had been very loved throughout the years and was there for many family milestones. It was our job to come in and assess what could be done to revamp it to be ready for it’s new family!

We brought in our go-to contractor, Vista Construction Company, Inc., to do the complete remodel. With all of the updates, it’s like brand new!

If this is something you are interested in, contact us. We would love to chat with you on how to get top dollar for your home!

Here’s a video of the home prior to any work being done:

After Vista Construction overhauled the home, we coordinated cleaners, window washers, and one of our go-to stagers, Divine Designs By Lydia, to tie everything together. Now that we have the finished product, it’s time for this home’s new family!

Here are the before and after photos:

Front Exterior
Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Family Room
Master Bathroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Bathroom 2

For more photos, check out our virtual tour!

If you are interested in purchasing this home, contact us!

Pleasanton is a wonderful place to live!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

Monthly Weather Report – October

No tricks this past month, only treats! While other teams might be haunted by the fall selling season, we’ve been spooktacularly successful! The main theme you’ll find this month (other than ghouls and gobblins) is that we’re working with multiple clients who are both sellers and buyers. Selling an existing home and then purchasing a new home can be a complicated process, but we’re smoothly guiding our clients to the finish line.

2508 Wilde Avenue, Pleasanton – Sold for $2,255,000

This wow house went pending after just 8 days and sold for $60,000 over list price! It was a record high sale for the neighborhood. Virtual Tour.

 

1517 Whispering Oaks Way, Pleasanton – Sold for $1,353,858

The buyers of 2508 Wilde Avenue were the sellers of this beautiful Walnut Hills home. This rarely available Carriage House model didn’t last long on the market. Virtual Tour.

 

3839 Antonini Way, Pleasanton – Sold for $2,740,000

Originally starting as a pocket listing, or off market listing, this gorgeous Ruby Hill Mediterranean inspired home now belongs to a happy family. Virtual Tour.

 

480 Montori Court, Pleasanton – Sold for $1,569,000

The sellers of this Ruby Hill home are the buyers of 3839 Antonini Way. In order to purchase Antonini, they needed to sell their home. We were able to not only sell their home, but have a 7 day close! Virtual Tour.

2425 Heritage Oaks Drive, Alamo – Pending

We’re representing the buyers of this home, who happen to be the sellers of 3839 Antonini Way. They had liked a few other properties, but this one has won them over. Offered at $2,395,000, the views go on for miles.

1121 Navalle Court, Pleasanton – Pending

Offered at $1,299,000, we’re representing the sellers of this Vintage Hills home. Located in a highly-sought-after neighborhood, it didn’t stay available on the market for long! Virtual Tour.

14 Arreba Street, Martinez – Pending

We’re representing the sellers of this adorable home. What started out as their starter home, turned into an updated charmer offered at $479,000. Virtual Tour.

 

1824 Ohlone Heights, Clayton – Pending

The sellers of 14 Arreba Street are purchasing this house, listed at $839,999. They wanted to make the upgrade from their cute single story to this completely updated Clayton home.

2245 Doccia Court – Pending

Offered at $1,800,000 we’re representing the sellers of this French Country inspired home. We worked hard to find the perfect buyers for this property. Now our clients will be able to rest easy in their new construction, Brentwood home. Virtual Tour.

We love being able to represent sellers and buyers, working to make their dreams come true!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

2842 W Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton

Gorgeous Custom Estate Home in Ruby Hill!

Open House Friday 10-1, Saturday/Sunday 1-4

Built in 2001, this gorgeous custom estate home sits on one of the 15 original premium lots at the prestigious gated Ruby Hill golf course community, just steps from the 8th hole of the Jack Nicklaus designed course. Luxurious amenities and custom features throughout, with a well designed floor plan and highly upgraded entertainer’s backyard. Top rated Pleasanton schools and proximity to Historic Downtown, award winning Livermore Valley Wineries, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Monthly dues of $215 include resort style HOA amenities.

Highlights of this home include striking Formal Entry with custom hand crafted front doors and column accents. Elegant Formal Living and Dining Rooms with hardwood flooring and wine closet with hand crafted doors, complementing the main entry doors. Gourmet Kitchen and Breakfast Nook feature distressed Alder cabinetry, granite counter tops and travertine backsplash, top of the line appliances, built-in coffee bar, oversized island with bar seating, walk-in pantry, and travertine tile flooring. Adjacent Family Room with fireplace and granite topped wet bar, distressed Alder cabinetry with media niche, and 50 gallon salt water fish tank. Luxurious Main Level Master Bedroom with coffered ceiling, slider to backyard, and pass-through to Executive Office. Master Bathroom features his & hers vanities, Jacuzzi tub, oversized stall shower, and large walk-in closet. Sun Room with Half Bathroom and Laundry Room with sink and storage round out the main floor. Upstairs features oversized Bonus Room (easily converted to additional Bedroom or second Master Bedroom Suite) and 3 generously sized Upstairs Bedrooms with 2 Full Bathrooms. Smart Home System with built-in speakers, Pella dual pane windows, crown molding, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, stone accented doorways and alcoves, multi-zone HVAC, central vacuum, and so much more! Highly upgraded, private Entertainer’s Backyard with 30′ x 25′ Outdoor Cabana with Kitchen, fireplace, and commercial grade heaters. Custom designed lower level temperature controlled Wine Cellar with 2100 bottle storage, hand carved imported door, and spacious tasting area. Pool and Spa, Fire-Pit, Sports Court, and Fenced Yard with Gated Access to Golf Course. Country club amenities (with membership) including social club and golf club.

Contact us for more information.

For club membership information click here.

Pleasanton is a wonderful place to live!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

Pleasanton Real Estate Agents