Berkeley Homes

Ira & Carol Serkes
Pacific Union/Christie's International
Berkeley, CA USA
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Our Extraordinary Buyer Brokerage System

We see our roles as providing our clients the information they need to make informed decisions.

You’ll love our web-based approach to homebuying combined with our personal service...high tech, high touch, time efficient... just the way you always knew it should be.

Have you been thinking of buying a home in Berkeley?

Here's a quick 6 minute overview of Berkeley Real Estate Market ... how prices have changed over the years ... how quickly homes sell ... and what they sell for compared to the asking price. You'll get a quick overview of the neighborhoods ... and important things to know about the Berkeley earthquake fault and slide zones.

Early 2015 Market Update – Presented at a seller seminar

Market update from several years ago

These videos gives you an overview. If this is the kind of information you want from a real estate agent, call us! Ring up 510-526-6668 or 510-684-3334 or email serkes@berkeleyhomes.com and we'll get together to see if you'd like us to represent you. Want to know what's for sale?

First... you probably want to find out what's for sale... so here the link to search the Berkeley MLS

Your Tour Notes Database
You’ll receive our “tell it like it is” comments, fast loading photos, maps, and the LTC Rating. See the best homes – don’t waste time on the rest.
No more driving endlessly only to find the home's in the wrong neighborhood.
You'll have access to our custom maps and know exactly where the new listings are... the price, bedrooms, baths... price.. and cross stree

We map the homes which will be open on Thursday's Broker's Tour, then preview 12 to 18 homes each week. We preview the homes so you'll know which ones would be be best for you.

These are all screen shots ... and the graphical links on this web page are NOT live
This web page has samples taken from our previous tour reports to our clients


Our "Cat" alogue system

LTC = Lucy The Cat... who ranks every home between 1 and 4 paws (unless she gives it the dread "hairball" rating! Lucy's gone now, but her home ranking system lives on.

Then we go out on tour. The Berkeley Broker's Tour starts at 9:30 am, and we're usually out till 2:00 in the afternoon. We visit over a dozen homes, and use the opportunity to network with other agents.

Carol takes detailed notes (steps to the front door, pest control/foundation amount, busy street, etc.) during the entire Broker's Tour

Once home, we spend hours integrating the information for you:

  • Identifying which photos are for each home
  • Adding our comments to those of the seller's agent
  • Creating links to the MLS
  • Prepare easy to read reports in Adobe Acrobat Format (perfect for searching)
  • Summarize our notes for all homes we've seen which are still active on the market
  • Map all active listings... with live map links to the MLS


We've programmed our database to show which homes which match your needs

Homes Which Meet Buyer Criteria

And here are "best-pick" for you

Tour Homes Selected

Our reports show photos and comments on those homes.

Tour Home Details

You'll see detailed information on the home, our tell-it-as-it-is comments, when the seller is reviewing offers, and a photo porfolio! All this is only available to our clients!

Our detailed tour notes are integrated into our database ... and we summarize the details, neighborhood information, comments, and notes in our email to you... and our custom tour notes database

Here's a sample of the kind of detail we provide you each week

We also create a nicely formatted, searchable report, in Adobe Acrobat Format

We include this nicely formatted report each week - and devote an entire page to each home we see! Each week we create a new report describing all Active Listings which we've seen... so lately that's been a 50 page report!

Information 24/7
Learn about hot new listings with Daily Email Updates... and search the entire MLS... not just one company’s listings.

Digital Everything!
Disclosures, contracts, comparable sales information all accessible on our private intranet site.

Tour Homes Selected

Why trek across the Bay Bridge just to sign documents? We're able to share our screen with you .... and even set you up for digital signing using the docusign system - you can sign in counterpart while in two different places ... or even on the road.

Extraordinary Service & Expert Representation When You’re Ready To Buy
We’re ready to guide you with research, analysis, negotiation strategies, and real estate therapy.
Tour Homes Selected

You’ll know the optimal price to offer... and get the home of your dreams for the best price and terms.

Licensed Broker Ira Serkes is co-author of Nolo Press’ “How To Buy A House In California” Put our expertise to work for you!

And that's just part of the extraordinary buyer brokerage system we provide our clients every week!
If this is the kind of information you want from a real estate agent, call us!

Ring up 510-526-6668 or 510-684-3334 or email serkes@berkeleyhomes.com and we'll get together to see if you'd like us to represent you.

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