For Buyers


We help you locate and procure your unique home in the right neighborhood with minimal stress.  We handle the nuances of negotiations and all details, paperwork and time management.  In this ever changing marketplace, experience is key.  We will walk you through the process step-by-step.  Buying a home is time-consuming and stressful, but with our focused approach on your side, your home buying process will be easier.

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Client Accolades

"Finding the right home in the Bay Area, at a price you can live with, can be daunting!

However, despite the difficult criteria on our end (the need for a separate office and a garden, as well), we could feel Cherie and Elena at our side, patiently providing perspective and listening carefully...We were moved by the level of personal concern they had for helping us manifest the change.  We cannot tell you how many times, when an agent at an open house asked who we were working with, and we answered "Cherie and Elena", that they responded in a way that clearly seemed to say, "You are in good hands".

As it worked out, it was a timely call from Cherie that made us homeowners.   She had news of an amazing opportunity to bid on a property we liked, but were concerned that it would go well over asking.  Our bid was successful!  Once in contract, the closure went incredibly smoothly.  Loan docs were pulsed to us via email, and Cherie and Elena were always available to answer questions and advice.  We were thrilled to have keys within three weeks.

The true test always seems to be whether you would choose to repeat an experience.
To this, we can give a wholehearted, 'Yes!'  Characterized by constructive attitudes and dedicated, caring, high quality service, Cherie and Elena would remain our top choice."    Kathy L., Albany, CA   2014

"It was a delight working with Cherie and Elena!  Elena was knowledgeable and ready with all the necessary forms and paperwork and Cherie was our go-to for our many questions and face-to-face interactions as we purchased our first home.  We found and achieved our dream home and we can honestly say this is owed entirely to the hard work of these two superb agents.  With their sage advice we were able to take all the necessary steps to getting our bid accepted.  We can't recommend them enough."    Jessie Johnson, Berkeley, CA    2015 

"The Cherie / Elena team far exceeded our expectations for the type of care and effort put into our house-hunting experience. They were extremely knowledgeable about the market and all the necessary hurdles to jump. Also extremely nurturing throughout making us feel comfortable / reducing anxiety throughout. Highly recommended!"   Anthony P. North Berkeley, CA    2015

Coming Soon!

It is always fun to hear about homes not yet on the market, especially when you have done your due diligence and know about everything currently on market.  We can't list that activity here as it usually happens quickly.  When we find out about "off market" homes or homes "coming soon", we make every effort to keep our clients in the know especially if it fits their criteria.

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To set up an appt to meet & discuss your home buying needs you can leave us an email here.

Or call Cherie at 510.388.2489