Anne’s trajectory into real estate from marketing and design for some of the world’s most iconic brands began with the purchase of her own first house in 1999 — a neglected bungalow that needed love, in a challenged neighborhood that needed support. Immediately a real estate professional was hatched. She transformed the house into a jewel that elevated the block. She urged friends on when they turned to the East Bay after being priced out of San Francisco, showed them the understated charms of Oakland and the wiles of Berkeley, escorted them on neighborhood tours, signed them up for local architect lectures, BAHA memberships, and volunteer opportunities. Real estate was the perfect landing for a born match-maker.
Anne has an instinct for real estate that springs from a natural enthusiasm, empathy, and will to succeed. Her clients consistently marvel at her tenacity as well as her thorough presentation of complex information in a manner that doesn’t overwhelm them. Just as consistently, they recommend her to their family, friends and colleagues. Her insight and firm negotiating have landed many buyers their dream homes in the face of daunting competition or other obstacles. Her eye for detail has added value to homes listed for sale that surpassed seller expectations. She has a willingness to spend the extra time necessary to make something look good, work well, be right, and an effervescence that makes it all seem simple. The magic that is created between a committed buyer or seller and a focused agent who leaves no stone unturned is a hallmark of Anne’s business.
“I am convinced that Anne was sent to us from the real estate gods. My wife (four months pregnant at the time!) and I had never purchased a home before and we needed to find a place fast. Under Anne’s sage guidance and impressive perseverance, we were in a beautiful home within a few months. Anne went above and beyond in managing every aspect of our complicated transaction seamlessly, including professional but firm (and successful) negotiations with the seller. Her commitment to us and our interests was unshakeable. You can’t be this good at something unless you love your job, and it’s obvious that Anne does.” - Scott & Eileen, buyers
“Anne is exceptionally remarkable both personally and professionally. Our home-buying experiences were beautiful. Needless to say, we would entrust her totally with our home-buying/selling in the future, and in fact, can’t wait to work with her again.” -Bernee & Dado, buyers
“We had no idea what a huge, stressful, and emotional endeavor it would be to sell our childhood home, but with our realtor, Anne Culbertson, we were in such good hands that it was actually fun. Anne’s great personality and “get it done” spirit are invaluable in the inevitably stressful moments, and her integrity and honesty are like gold. She did a million extra things that kept me from just giving up. I feel so fortunate to have found her, and I can’t recommend her enough for a truly amazing realtor and person.” - Jennifer, seller
“My experience with Anne was excellent. She spent the time to really understand what I was looking for. She previewed homes for me, never rushed my decision and even subtly discouraged me from buying a home that ended up being far inferior to the home I ultimately bought. When I did find the right house, Anne clearly put a lot of thought and effort into writing the offer: I got the house over 9 other offers! I recommended Anne to a co-worker and his wife, and they were so happy with her they referred to her as “Saint Anne.” - Vashti, buyer