Gene is passionate about his clients' real estate success. He focuses solely on his clients’ goals to insure that the clients’ real estate needs are not just met, but exceeded.
Today's real estate transactions are tremendously complex. Gene's energy, integrity and knowledge help make this a seamless process, including anticipating possible challenges and tackling them directly. He also brings a sense of humor to each and every real estate transaction.
He has won numerous awards including the Berkeley Association of Realtors "Realtor of the Year" award, The GRUBB Co. "Synergistic Agent" award and he is a Past Director for the California Association of Realtors and a Past President of the Berkeley Association of Realtors.
Professional and Personal History
Gene, a skilled negotiator, has more than 25 years in client-focused sales and marketing. Before entering real estate, he worked for 12 years in magazine and newspaper publishing. At CMP Media, Gene was the publisher of CADENCE Magazine, the world's largest computer-aided design magazine.
- Berkeley Association of Realtors:
- Past President and Board of Directors
- California Association of Realtors:
- Past Member of the Board of Directors
- Past Member Taxation Committee, Real Estate Finance Committee, Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Committee, and MLS Committee
- National Association of Realtors
- Berkeley Business Builders, Co-Founder
- Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
- Habitat for Humanity
- Golden Gate Audubon Society
- The GRUBB Co. Certified Relocation Specialist
- Luxury Portfolio International
- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
- Real estate, homes and architecture
- Sports: playing golf, hiking, walking his dog
- Travel: especially warm beach vacations and Italy
- His vegetable garden; gourmet Italian cooking
- Outdoor restaurants
- James Bond movies
He would like to:
- Be a stand-up comic
Little known fact:
- Has ridden in the Good Year blimp, twice!
. . . never had such support . . .
We were quite impressed with the level of service we received from you. We have never had such support and help from a Realtor in any of our past transactions (8 total!). You made it easy.
- Bob and Kim
. . . works tirelessly . . .
Gene is completely focused on his clients. Truly a people person, Gene goes the extra mile to understand his clients' needs and works tirelessly to fulfill them. Enthusiasm, warmth and an optimistic spirit are Gene's hallmark.
. . . attentive dedication . . .
We feel very fortunate to have found the perfect place. It was only possible with your knowledge and assistance. Your attentive dedication to our wants and needs made the whole process smooth and enjoyable.
- David, Cathy and Emilio
. . . so many good offers . . .
I know you are the reason we had so many good offers above and beyond my wildest expectations. Thanks for such a great job from start to finish.
. . . positive and confident . . .
We were quite pleased with the manner in which you attended to each and every detail concerning the property and your consistency in keeping us informed every step of the way. Your frequent phone conversations and visits were always positive and encouraging. This kept us positive and confident that we had chosen the right person for the job of selling our property.
- Mr. and Mrs. Holder
. . . such a pleasure . . .
Working with Gene was such a pleasure. He made the process of buying our new home as easy as possible, even in this super competitive market.
- Jason and Ron
. . . experienced professional . . .
We highly recommend Gene for all of your residential real estate transactions, that is, if you want an experienced professional who is plugged into the local market and who has a team of experienced pros who will be able to see your deal through. Gene is the best!!
- Bill and Sue