Anja and Colette are a top performing real estate team serving the greater Berkeley/Oakland area since 1999. Passionate about real estate and dedicated to serving their clients, Anja and Colette provide benefits that no single agent can offer – they can cover more areas simultaneously, are more responsive, and provide a broader knowledge, deeper analysis and more tenacious negotiation. In today’s dynamic market, where acting quickly and delivering timely information is so critical, this is the winning difference. Over their 16 years of collaboration, they have consistently ranked among the top performing agents in the East Bay and have been repeatedly awarded the Shining Star, Top Team and are members of the prestigious Platinum Circle for their continuous outstanding performance. Deeply involved in their community, they were also awarded the distinguished Realtor of the Year “Cares Award” from the Berkeley Board of Realtors. They are devoted to their clients from the beginning until long after a transaction ends and are known for their professionalism, integrity, negotiation skills and resourcefulness.
As natives of the East Bay, Anja and Colette understand the subtle nuances of the community in which they live, which is vital in marketing their listings and in finding the right location for their buyers. Over the years, Colette and Anja have also developed a network of the most talented and dedicated specialists – from stagers, mortgage brokers, contractors, photographers, engineers, inspectors to designers. Their keen sense of the latest home design trends help their clients make smart choices both in buying and selling and years of remodeling experience give them a strong understanding of the costs involved in renovating a home. So while Anja and Colette understand that selling or buying a home can be stressful, they make the experience as fun, educational and rewarding as possible.
In 2008, Anja and Colette won the TOP TEAM Award at The Grubb Company, the certificate of highest recognition for their sales and performance!
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What our clients have said about us:
Holly and Bruce: My husband and I recently sold our home and are so happy that we chose Anja and Colette as our agents. They are fabulous! From our first contact, they were amazingly responsive. They also brought total integrity to all of their dealings with us. They knew the market inside and out, and worked diligently to guide us on needed improvements to prepare our house for sale without wasting time on unnecessary changes that were not likely to add value. Anja and Colette did tremendous research to identify properties that really were comparable, and continued to update their analysis. Anja and Colette also worked beautifully as a team, which helped since we felt one of them was always available to answer a question. They are very well connected with a wide range of trades’ people, so whatever needs to be done, they have a recommendation. We also felt very well cared for with Grubb as the broker. They arranged for an excellent stager to prepare our house for sale, who was delightful to work with and transformed the space. Grubb also put substantial effort into marketing the property, and we are sure the market exposure was greater than it would have been with other firms. We can’t recommend Anja and Colette highly enough.
Carla Swan: Anja and Colette are the epitome of professionalism. They attended to every detail of preparing the house for sale and for selling it. The house was placed on the market due to a loss in the family. Anja and Colette were sensitive to my family’s situation and made the process as smooth as possible. They also moved quickly as to not drag out this difficult situation. We sold the house for much more than we originally anticipated and to a wonderful family. Thank you Anja and Colette. I am going to recommend you to anyone I know who is considering buying or selling a home.
Leslie DiSalvo: We very seriously cannot recommend Anja and Colette enough. They both worked tirelessly and professionally throughout the entire process of the preparation and sale of our home. Since they work as a team, one of them was always available for the many and varied transactions that take place during the complex (and sometimes stressful) process of selling a home. As we lived in our house for thirty-five years, our interactions were sometimes emotional and personal -. At such times, Anja and Colette graciously availed themselves to support us with warmth and professionalism. When we first interviewed Anja and Colette, they made it clear that they very committed to work for us. I will say that this statement truthfully and consistently exemplifies their work ethic. While their expertise and experience was proven to be invaluable, they invariably maintained an attitude that was respectful and responsive to our considerations. There was never a concern too big or small that they weren’t willing to thoroughly discuss or explain, and always with much consideration and patience. As time went on, we all that the sense that we were working together as a very well coordinated team. As the sale of our house was coming to a close, I remarked to the Escrow officer that our experience with Anja And Colette was so exemplary. She responded by saying, “they are good at what they do”! I wholeheartedly echo this statement.
David S: Anja and Colette are always available to show you the place of your dreams or just the place of the day. We loved working with them; they are a seamless tag team. Honestly, I didn’t know how great they were until after we were under contract and even closed. They were are a resource and huge help in managing and surviving all the challenges that come after you have the house (eg, contractors!). Would recommend in a heart beat for those looking on Berkeley or Oakland.
Diane O’Keefe: 10 stars…Both Anja and Colette are the most thorough, responsible, conscientious, positive, and kindest realtors. They are so on top of the market and their knowledge is unequaled. We hit the market as it was going up again and found ourselves in an incredibly difficult and seriously insanely competitive place. We had to bid on a quickly rising market and suffered the fear of never getting our home. Anja and Colette never gave up and persevered through our own fears and mistakes. I can’t imagine having anyone more knowledgeable, connected, thoughtful and hard-working as these two people.
They guided us with true kindness and care, but it was their attention and smarts that finally got us a home that was more than we had ever expected. In this market, you truly need an expert if you want to find your home. Look no further!
Catherine D: I interviewed many realtor teams and Colette and Anja blew away the pack. They were prepared, professional and upbeat throughout the entire emotional process of selling what many believed to be a challenging property. They listened to my needs and wants and stood firm to what they believed to be the best marketing strategy and in the end, they were right as we received 6 outstanding offers! I vote for Colette and Anja and highly recommend them if you are looking to buy or sell property in the East Bay!
Ashminder: My wife and I worked with Colette and Anja on our home purchase in the east bay. They were a delight to work with and very patient with us throughout the process. Never did we feel pressured by them. They were understanding, thorough, optimistic, and responsive in what for us was a major life decision. We also found them to be extremely well connected with the local brokerage community and held in high regards. Their credibility provided us instant legitimacy in the eyes of seller agents which is valuable in a highly competitive market.
Celsea Jenkins: Anja and Colette are the best. My wife and I have bought a few homes in the last decade and our experience working with these two was far better than any other I’ve had. Their attention to detail throughout the process was stunning, usually predicting our needs before we knew to ask. They’ve been working in the Eastbay for many years and have a deep knowledge of the area. They go above and beyond the call of duty looking into properties that haven’t come into the market yet giving you an advantage as a buyer. We can’t say enough kind things about them and hope you get the opportunity to work with them when you buy a home.
Andrew: Colette and Anja are the best. They took us under their wings helped us navigate a tough market, finding the perfect house. Highly recommended!
Tracy: Anja and Colette were tireless champions in my search. Their knowledge of the market and insight into the process allowed me to be optimistic in my search while having realistic and reasonable expectations. I have a new home and I couldn’t be more pleased with the service and care they have provided.
Thomas and Jane Michahelles: We cannot imagine having been in better hands. They helped us sell and buy and it worked out like magic.
Rena Buchgraber: Anja and Colette were an incredible help in purchasing our home in Oakland. They really go out of their way to advise, educate, negotiate and make it all happen – they truly care and have your back. It’s such a relief to work with people who you can trust 100% to have your interests at heart. As a bonus, they are both adorable and have a great sense of humor – nothing ruffles them, they’ve seen it all before. These are seasoned professionals who really know the market and what it takes to buy or sell a home in the East Bay. We had some tricky timing and negotiating to navigate, and it all worked out great.
Deb Slinkard: A colleague of my husband’s recommended Anja and Colette when we moved from the Southeast to the East Bay area. The description on Zillow (You can’t have Hewlett with out Packard, etc) is dead on. Anja and Colette never miss a beat and their communication with the client is impeccable. Their knowledge of the market incredible. They maximize on each others strengths with an added personal touch that is all their own. They are the ultimate dynamic duo in real-estate.