My name is Brian Santilena and I’ve been selling Alameda, Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley area homes since 1998. I’m a proud Realtor with COMPASS Real Estate and a member of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS).  I am a native of the East Bay and I’ve had the great pleasure of participating in over 375 home-seller/home-buyer transactions.  

I truly love the East Bay as it is one of the most picturesque and culturally diverse areas in the country.  I am an expert in the practice of Buying and Selling the residential properties of the San Francisco East Bay communities of Alameda, Oakland, Piedmont, and Berkeley California.  

I operate my business with passion and I have an uncompromising dedication to my clients, many of which have been trusting me for the better part of 20 years.  My background is in residential construction and I still maintain my California Contractors license with the State of California (CSLB).  I’m a seasoned negotiator offering a unique combination of skills and knowledge.  I maintain a solid reputation in the community that’s supported by a proven track-record.


The last decade has brought about many changes in Oakland, Berkeley, and Piedmont East Bay areas.  I stay on top of an ever-changing market and help clients navigate through a complicated process.  I minimize your stress and maximize your results with an unwavering dedication to being personally involved in every transaction, from the first meeting to  delivering you your keys or financial proceeds.

A majority of my business comes via personal referrals.  I’m so fortunate to have had many terrific clients that continue to support me and refer me to their friends, neighbors and family.  I deliver consistent results by bringing top dollar to my listings and trusted advice to those looking to purchase a home.  I guide clients through their entire transaction with care, compassion and lots of communication.  Working together I am more than your advocate, I am your fiduciary.   Your unique interests my Job #1.  

Wether you’re looking to move to Piedmont for great public schools, purchase an Oakland Hills home for its stunning Bay views or you’re seeking the vibrant lifestyle Central Berkeley, I welcome you to get in touch.  Take a minute and see what some of my past clients have to say about me on YELP or Zillow.


mobile: 510-501-3534   |   Brian@SantilenaHomes.com