ABOUT  |  BACKGROUND  |  HIGHLIGHTS  |  TEAM

ABOUT

My measure of success is the smile on my clients’ faces when I place the “sold” sign on their house or hand over the keys to their new home. I truly enjoy getting to know people and helping them reach their real estate goals.

 

Buying/selling real estate can be a stressful and emotional journey, but I will be there by your side, helping guide you through the process. I find that honesty, experience, good humor, excellent service and negotiating skills are the most important elements of being an “above and beyond” real estate agent - and those traits happen to be my strengths. 

 

Whether you are ready to buy, thinking about selling or just want to learn more about the real estate process, I am here to help.

BACKGROUND

Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, I earned an MBA in Marketing from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. A subsequent career in the technology sector brought me to the Bay Area in 1996. The realtor who helped me buy my first home eventually became my friend, teacher and mentor in building a real estate career. I have always loved helping people. Navigating the sale or purchase of a home takes my enthusiasm to another level.  Real estate is not just a job for me, it is my true calling! 

 

Beyond real estate, I am a foodie (looking for the best Ethiopian or Vietnamese cuisine in the East Bay? Ask me!). International travel is my other love; being an “island-girl”, my goal is to hit every island beach in the Caribbean. 

 

It is my belief that philanthropy is integral to making the world a better place. To do our part, my hubby Steve and I set up a scholarship fund in my hometown in Jamaica for high school students.  I also provide regular financial support to Home for a Home, a wonderful organization that builds houses for the less fortunate in Central America. Closer to home, I contribute to the Oral Lee Brown Foundation, an Oakland-based educational charity dedicated to helping children attain a college education, as well as to KlaasKids Foundation, a local organization helping to keep kids safe.

 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience

15+ years as a full-time realtor

Over $180 million in sales

Ranked top 3% amongst East Bay realtors

MBA from Georgetown University

• Realtor in East Bay's #1 Brokerage

Access to a network of 12,000+ Compass agents

Affiliations

• Top Agent Network

• Certified Residential Specialist

• National Association of Realtors

• California Association of Realtors

• Oakland & Berkeley Association of Realtors

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TEAM

My team is essential to your overall success. At every stage of both buying and selling, our experts provide top-notch service. From home inspectors, engineers, electricians and roofers to inspect your potential purchase to painters, stagers, colorists and professional photographers to make your house glow. Once you are in contract, our escrow and title resources handle the critical paperwork and our transaction coordinator ensures that every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed. This is the team that coordinates it all. It truly takes a village!

 

Mary Parise

Transaction Coordinator

Asha Patel

Communications

Karen Peterson

Marketing

Linda Sayaad

Assistant

LET'S  CONNECT

510-881-3445    |    Email Sandy    |    License # 01494783

1625 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94709    |    1900 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, 94611

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