Homes for sale Crocker Highlands Oakland

July 26th, 2012

1253 Holman Rd. in Oakland’s Crocker Highlands neighborhood is coming onto the market in mid August and is listed for $749,000.  It has 3 bedrooms 2 baths and an additional guest “plus room” below.  The kitchen and baths have been updated.  It offers a charming and private rear yard for entertaining and a 1 car garage with interior […]

Buying my first condo in Oakland CA with Brian Santilena

March 24th, 2012

   Brian was very knowledgeable about the market and was patient with me, allowing me to investigate a few different areas before zeroing in on the right one for me. He was also very helpful throughout the closing process, working with the seller and my lender to ensure that things were completed in a timely […]

First time Buyer in Oakland’s Montclair area

March 24th, 2012

   “As a single mom and first time home buyer, I really leaned on Brian to help guide me through the process. Brian gave me candid and sound advice, pointed out things I would have overlooked and helped me make good decisions. He was very available to me every step of the way, and really […]

Zip code to Neigborhood name converter for Oakland & Piedmont CA

February 10th, 2012

The city of Oakland has many different neighborhood names that are used in the real estate community. Some of the names date back to the original subdivision while others seem to be somewhat random. When looking at homes for sale in the Oakland and Piedmont area newspapers or the Sunday Open Home List, ads will […]

Selling our Piedmont CA home with Brian Santilena

September 26th, 2011

  I think Brian Santilena did excellent work, in every way, helping us sell a home in Piedmont, and the end result was impressive. Brian promised from the start that he would act as the project manager for obtaining contractor bids on necessary repairs and staging, and he delivered on his promise. Brian knows many […]

Selling our home in Montclair Oakland CA with real estate agent Brian Santilena

September 26th, 2011

Marketing homes for sale in Oakland CA Montclair district by Brian Santilena. Comments from home sellers of 6800 Colton Drive, Oakland Montclair CA 94611 We worked with Brian to sell our home in Oakland as part of a relocation process. Having moved to another city, it was important to us that our agent have not […]

How to sell your Parkwoods Condo for top dollar

March 14th, 2010

How do you get top dollar for your Parkwoods condo in today’s market? #1. Use a Realtor that knows how to ‘Market’ not just ‘Sell.’  Selling is what you do when someone is already in front of you.  Marketing is what you do to get a buyer there in the first place.   #2. Do not […]