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With over 30 years as a prominent Real Estate establishment in the East Bay, we have gained a renowned reputation for our expertise in home renovations. Our dedicated team of seasoned contractors, designers, and stagers has successfully transformed homes in sought-after areas such as El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Kensington, Richmond, El Sobrante, Pinole, and Hercules. Specializing in homes with deferred maintenance, we stand out by handling renovation work without additional charges, apart from the standard real estate commission, unlike many Realtors who may engage external design companies at substantial costs for their clients.

When it comes to finding homes for buyers, we leave no stone unturned. In this highly competitive market, we employ our skills to craft compelling offers and ensure our clients find their ideal homes.

Navigating this challenging market requires experience, whether it’s bringing a home to market for a successful sale at the highest possible price or helping buyers realize their dreams. Our team exemplifies both qualities, with a commitment to serving clients through ethical business practices, a proven track record, and extensive experience that goes above and beyond. Your interests are our top priority, and we take our fiduciary responsibilities seriously.

Geri stern

Geri Stern, a seasoned real estate professional with over 30 years of Realtor expertise and a background as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, excels as a skilled Project Manager. Specializing in Residential, Luxury, Condominium, and Investment properties in the East Bay, Geri ensures her clients’ success through a principled and knowledgeable approach.

Teaming up with Carla Della Zoppa, “The Hardest Working Women In Real Estate,” Geri offers a comprehensive experience. They’ve successfully remodeled hundreds of East Bay homes, backed by a skilled team of Designers, Contractors, and stagers with high ethical standards. Geri’s expertise extends to renovating previously distressed and neglected homes, showcasing her commitment to transforming properties into stunning residences.

Geri’s personalized care, attention to detail, and commitment shine through, reducing stress in real estate transactions. She educates and advises clients, ensuring their needs are met from property selection to closing. Geri’s dual professional advantage, coupled with Carla’s collaboration, creates a seamless and exceptional real estate journey.
Clients appreciate Geri’s personal touches, genuine commitment, and immediate accessibility, making her an invaluable resource. With Geri, each client not only meets but exceeds their real estate goals, enjoying a sophisticated and first-class experience.

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Carla Della Zoppa

Carla’s local roots run deep. Raised in El Cerrito, she grew up in a real estate family. Her father, “Mac” McFarland was an El Cerrito-Richmond Broker for many years, and Carla absorbed a great many talents and skills from him.
Carla is a powerful and effective force in Real Estate. Her skills in home renovation and sales, and her deep knowledge of the market are essential to effectively pricing and presenting properties. These skills combined with up-to-date tools for today’s marketing have propelled both she and her business partner of over 25 years, Geri Stern, to the top levels of sales in the East Bay.

While committed to her business, Carla is not only a Realtor/Broker. She is a dynamic and driving force of nature behind so many philanthropic ventures in the East Bay and beyond. A champion of women’s and girls’ rights, Carla has been a member of the Richmond Chapter of Soroptimist International for over three decades. Her stewardship of their primary fundraiser as Chair of the “Culinary Caper” for over 25 years is an area legend.

Together with S/I Richmond and the Community who support these causes, Carla has assisted in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for groups such as the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Richmond Art Center, West County Salesian Boys and Girls Clubs, and many more. For more than 20 years she was on the steering committee for the Girls Town of Italy Fashion Show luncheons, raising money to elevate the lives of girls and boys in need around the world. And in addition to these worthy ventures, Carla is a Past President and Board member of the Early Childhood Mental Health Program in West Contra Costa.Carla’s warmth, sparkle, and love of people contribute in every way to her engagement with clients. She treats her clients as special partners and friends and has an uncanny understanding of their needs. Working with Carla and Geri’s experienced team of contractors, designers, and stagers, they create newly actualized properties, transforming homes into exciting showcases to attract a large field of potential buyers. Carla acts as an advisor, project manager, coordinator, and negotiator to produce exceptional results.
When you put your trust in Carla, you become part of her team. You will feel her love and support all along the path from the first meeting to the close of escrow. With Carla, you are a friend for life.

Azadeh Yazdi

Azadeh has always been driven by great enthusiasm for life and enjoys meeting and working with people from all cultures and walks of life. She worked her way through college. After earning an MBA from Mills College and accruing extensive experience in banking and business consulting, she eventually made the leap to real estate. This profession perfectly blends her training, analytical skills, personality, and in-depth knowledge of the East Bay. Having bought and sold several homes for her family, she knows how life-changing a good real estate transaction can be and the financial impact it has.

Azadeh has insight and understanding of market trends particular to the East Bay. She prices and negotiate smartly, often saving or earning clients significant funds. Whether selling or buying, her clients know she will take care of all the details that go into a successful and seamless transaction. She will share the information they need to make confident decisions. She is proud of her work ethic; in 2019 she was recognized as one of the East Bay’s top producers.
Azadeh loves her job and is so lucky to have a profession that gives her the opportunity to meet wonderful people and be part of an important transition in their lives. She is a long-time resident of the Bay Area and the Eastbay.

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Check out our real estate client testimonials above to learn how we value our clients and ensure that we only provide the best experience in every real estate transaction in the bay area. Contact us today! We hope to meet and talk to you about your dream home.

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