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tswift@grubbco.com

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1960 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland CA, 94611


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Why Hire Me As Your Real Estate Representative?

  • Experienced real estate professional with both Sellers and Buyers
  • Skilled at ascertaining my clients’ needs
  • A passion for serving my clients
  • Excellent preparation of homes for sale
  • Resourceful and calm problem solver
  • Comprehensive market knowledge
  • Sophisticated approach to the real estate business
  • Discreet, patient, supportive, and fun to work with!
  • Effective presentation and negotiating skills
  • Serious about my fiduciary duty to my clients
  • Focused on results
  • Top 1% nationwide

My Personal History

I was born and raised in the North East, and have lived in the West since 1967. I moved to Berkeley in 1976, and raised two children through the Berkeley school system. I have been a member of the League of Women Voters of Berkeley and the Junior League of Oakland/East Bay. I have served on The County Planning Commission in Salt Lake County, Utah. Politics, community voluntarism and church activities have been constants in my life. Passions in life include music (singing in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus since 1986); international travel; hiking and outdoor activities; and above all, my children, children-in-law, and four grandchildren. In the course of my travels and moves, I have built four homes, and remodeled three homes. On a personal note, I love: my friends; my home; making scrapbooks; cooking gourmet meals – adventuring with new concoctions; reading political history and novels; theater – I contribute generously to Berkeley Rep and Aurora Theaters, as well as other theater and musical groups; art – I belong to the Metropolitan and the Boston MFA as well as the Asian, DeYoung and MOMA in San Francisco; skiing (faceplanting is a specialty in Utah powder); backpacking in the InterMountain area (25 years) with a cadre of six close friends from diverse places in the West.

Education & Associations

  • BA, English Literature, Harvard University
  • National Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Berkeley Association of Realtors
  • East Bay Multiple Listing Service
  • Real Estate Broker

Testimonials: 

Common sense and good spirit…

“I want to congratulate you on the very successful sale of our family home… The result exceeded even my most optimistic predictions. I have appreciated your common sense, good spirit, and tact, and I am most grateful for your diligent work.”   - David R., Buyer & Seller

Beyond our expectations…

“My father and I thank you for the marvelous job you did…Your knowledge, skills, and performance went beyond our expectations and we could not be more pleased with the results. From start to finish, your professionalism and willingness to look after “our best interests” made us feel comfortable and at ease in a complex and lengthy process. It was a pleasure to work with you.”    - Paul P., Seller

Professionalism and service focus…

“I interviewed a number of agents, including Tricia…[she] was the agent I chose. I was delighted with her knowledge, professionalism, and service focus, starting with the interviewing process and extending through, to, and after the closing. I would definitely recommend her to Buyers or Sellers.”   - Niels A., Seller

Patience and support…

“Thank you for your guidance through the home buying process. You taught us a lot about how to evaluate properties and how to adjust to the realities of the Berkeley/Oakland market. We appreciate your patience and support…”   - Greg and Alicia M., Buyers

Calm presence…

“After busily following the insane market in the last year, we are convinced that you are some sort of wizard. How did [you enable us to] get this house easily? We cannot comment enough on your calm presence and knowledge… We never had occasion to second-guess any of your strategies or advice, and found you very open to our ideas and concerns. In a word, Tricia, you were ideal. We felt – and feel – very lucky to have had you as our agent.”     - Eric and Anne C., Buyers

Friendship…

“Thank you for all your professional quidance as well as your friendship and assistance in all matters of the home.”     - Brad T. and Jeff B., Buyers

Myriad contacts…

“We thank you for all your help on our purchase and sale, as well as the myriad contacts and other assistance you provided throughout the process. Everything went so smoothly, and we are happily settling in, awaiting the arrival of our new baby.” - Debra and Paul U., Sellers & Buyers

Integrity and attention to details…

“It is a pleasure to do business with you. I can always count on your professionalism, integrity, and attention to details. I always look forward to a transaction with you.” - Nancy L., Broker