So Many Buyers! So Little Inventory!


The exciting world of real estate saw a bit of a slow start during the first quarter of 2017 in the East Bay Area. With a new Presidency comes concerns whether warranted or not. There was also HUGE delays due to the massive amounts of rainfall in our area. Getting landscaping, exterior painting and other maintenance done during storm season is near impossible. Many of our listings were put on hold due to weather. Buyers were anticipating open houses and tours, and agents were clamoring to get into listings before they went live on the MLS. Once the winter storms settled and the economy proved stable, sellers were ready to go live. With so many buyers and such high need in March and April alone we closed 4 massive transactions in record timing—one off market!

Our market has been highlighted all over the news as it surpasses that of our neighbor across the Bay. San Francisco real estate is seeing a slow down while the East Bay continues to flare up. Below, we detail our significant sales thus far this year. From a quaint yet super chic Upper Rockridge cottage to a massive Piedmont mansion, we are seeing success across the board.

271 Crocker Avenue Piedmont

271 Crocker Avenue Listed at $4,250,000 Sold for $4,350,000

Anthony’s extensive marketing plan along with several editorials including The SF Chronicle Real Estate’s cover story, The San Jose Mercury News and a writeup in Curbed SF allowed for very impressive exposure for the former Cal Berkeley Football Coach’s home. The elegant video tour at was seen by over 20,000 households.  Anthony casts a wide net for each listing which results in your home being seen globally across print and digital platforms.

1008 Trestle Glen Road Oakland

1008 Trestle Glen Road Listed at $1,295,000 Sold for $1,688,000

1008 Trestle Glen Road hadn’t hit the Multiple Listing Service when Anthony received an outstanding offer for his clients. With the current lack of inventory and high need for homes like 1008, Anthony was able to reach a specific audience of agents looking for homes just like this before going to market. Saving his clients time and money, he exceeded their expectations and after accepting an offer that was $393,000 over list price.

5612 Maxwelton Road Listed at $875,000 Sold for $1,486,000

This thoroughly renovated Upper Rockridge home spent just 2 weeks on the market before receiving 13 offers—all exceptionally over asking. Anthony’s strategic and well thought out marketing plan, as well as the attention to detail put into the extensive yet necessary remodel (which included a new kitchen and master bath, new paint throughout and newly landscaped garden) helped garner a very successful sales price for the owners.

777 Trestle Glen Road Listed at $1,495,000 Sold for $1,850,000

Anthony’s ability to strategically and successfully bring a home to market—from renovations to staging and marketing—is unbeatable. After only two weeks on the market, 777 Trestle Glen received an impressive offer for over asking, to a couple from New York who found the listing via his far reaching, stellar marketing.

123 Sheridan Road Oakland

123 Sheridan Road Listed at $1,850,000 PENDING

Anthony’s experience, knowledge and dedication to obtain the best deal for his client is unbeatable. A beautiful, newly constructed home, 123 Sheridan was favored by several buyers and received multiple offers. On the market for just two weeks, Anthony’s pre-marketing and ability to reach a huge network of agents before going live made for a quick and very successful transaction for his sellers.

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With hundreds of Real Estate transactions under his belt, Anthony’s expertise and understanding of the process aids in his ability to seamlessly and successfully represent each client with confidence and care. Anthony understands every transaction is different and carefully creates individualized plans for each client—from staging to marketing, negotiating to lending—his supply of knowledge and contacts is endless. Whether you are buying or selling your home, condo or land, Anthony Riggins is the most excellent choice when you need the best East Bay and Oakland Realtor.

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