510-339-0400/356
510-339-3846 fax
510-912-6310 cell phone
tlefour@grubbco.com

1960 Mountain Blvd
Oakland CA, 94611


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As a young girl I trained to be a professional ballerina. And though I left a dance career behind at 18, I still carry confidence, grace, and dedication to all my commitments.  That very same poise and drive helped me begin a decades-long successful career selling women’s high fashion accessories.  And when I decided to embark on a new path and follow my love of design and architecture, I brought my enthusiasm and precision to real estate.

I love what I do! Colleagues describe me as hardworking, energetic, positive, and collaborative. It’s true I’m a go-getter. That’s my nature. Being able help others is my passion; making dreams reality is my superpower.  Working with buyers I share expertise to ensure my clients understand how the purchase process works. I know they will make educated decisions, and sleep easy at night. For first-time buyers, with so many details to track, I ensure they are clear on what’s needed and feel confident moving forward.  I also know those who are downsizing can face a real challenge in the Bay Area. I understand the hurdles; as a designated Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) I’m trained to navigate them with ease.

Given my professional background, my sales skills are sharp. Sellers count on me for excellent client service, from oversight to staging, advocacy, and advice. Selling a home touches both finances and feelings; I am here to help in every way. My special talent is finding the unique features of each property and cleverly highlighting those for prospective buyers.

Born and raised in Berkeley and Albany, I’ve come to deeply appreciate Oakland with its enormous heart and many micro-neighborhoods and subcultures. From walking trails to grand hilltop vistas, cityscapes to homey Maxwell Park, downtown lofts to lakeside condos, Oakland has it all.  And don’t forget a visit to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park at the port. It’s one of my favorite local gems (take 7th St all the way down for incredible views and a beach amidst giant cranes and container ships).   Whether you’re looking in the Oakland, Berkeley, Albany or El Cerrito, I’d be happy to make your search or sale productive … and fun.

When I have time off, I travel. Next stop: Japan. Closer to home I I love to work out, garden, and dance. Though my husband of 30 years is French (mais oui, my kids and I are bilingual) I will always choose popcorn over oysters, tacos over Bourguignon and ice cream over creme caramel.  Although I would live on French cheese if I could. Raclette party anyone?   What do I look forward to? One day, I’ll enjoy a vintage sports car with classic lines and a convertible top. Foot on the clutch, that’s how I’ll get around in Provence when we open our B&B!

I’m grateful every day. Having my extended family close by is a blessing. I appreciate my loving and supportive friends, and all the wonderful amenities my life offers.  We are able to enjoy so much in the East Bay; I am thrilled with a career that lets me introduce others to this bounty!