Andrea Gordon

17 years of work experience
Oakland-Piedmont
6137 La Salle Ave
Oakland, CA, 94611
(510) 992-6920

Ratings & reviews (19)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2015
user97808170
Helped me buy and sell homes
We used Andrea Gordon for both selling our house and buying a new one. It was a whirlwind period of time for us and I do not exaggerate when I say that we would not be in our lovely new home if not for Andrea. We immediately liked Andrea upon meeting her. She?s down-to-earth and fun and yet extremely savvy and smart. We felt comfortable and knew right from the start that we were in capable hands. As we got ready to sell, all of Andrea?s recommendations for people to use in getting our house ready for the market (from plumbers and electricians to movers) were amazing. The house sold for well over our asking price within days of being listed. Andrea helped us navigate and understand the offer and we came away from that sale feeling extremely well looked after. At the same time as she was helping us sell, Andrea had begun looking for our new home. Because she is so well connected, she hears about houses that are coming on the market before they actually do and we became interested in our current house before it went up for sale. Once it did, with Andrea?s help we were able to act quickly and decisively. I have no doubt that without Andrea we wouldn?t be in the wonderful house we are in today. Of course along the way there are doubts, freak-outs, second thoughts and anxieties: moving is stressful! Andrea took all of these in stride. She held our hands, listened to us, cheered us up with her positive outlook, and all-in-all smoothed the road for us in so many ways. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2015
user0214606
Listed and sold a home
Andrea helped my mother sell her home in Berkeley, CA in 2014. The house needed quite a bit of work and we were unsure if we would be able to fix it up and sell it in the time-frame we required. From the first time we met with Andrea she supported us and was available day and night. She helped us find a painter and wonderful person to stage the house. Our neighbors were impressed with her professionalism and the quality in which she presented the home. AFTER the sale, she still returned our calls promptly when we had questions, and even helped us attain duplicate paperwork for tax purposes! She has truly been a wonderful and honest person to work with! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/12/2015
damien murtagh
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife and I bought our first home last year and Andrea was our buyers agent. Working with Andrea was a pleasure throughout the process. We didn?t know a lot about what was involved in buying a house and Andrea guided us through every step. She was always willing to meet us in the evenings or weekends if there was a house we wanted to view. Andrea has an extensive knowledge of the East Bay housing market and was well known by all the selling agents we spoke to. Overall an excellent person to have on your side. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2015
EdwardHieatt
Helped me buy and sell homes
I'd highly recommend Andrea. We used her to buy a new home and sell our previous home and we had a great experience. Both transactions were somewhat complex and her experience and knowledge really helped us multiple times. She's a pleasure to work with!
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2014
JM1936
Helped me buy home
We would like to highly recommend Andrea Gordon. She recently helped us purchase a fantastic house in Lafayette CA. Her knowledge of the market and strategizes on offers helped us get a great house in the neighborhood we wanted to live in. She found us a home that meet the needs of our family and guided us through making a successful offer in a competitive marketplace. She helped us get compensation from the seller for issues that arouse during the home inspection. She also helped us deal with an unethical pest company. And the rent back she setup with the seller went very smoothly as well. She was fantastic to work with and we feel like we got a great home for a great price due to Andrea?s expertise. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2014
chemfan04
Helped me buy home
Andrea helped us purchase an old Victorian in Alameda. Initially, we had contacted her to show us a fixer-upper in Alameda and, wow, was it a fixer! Andrea warned us that the house was in disrepair but still offered to us because we had our heart set on seeing it. When we conceded it too much for us, she was ready with 3 other listings to show us, all in our price range and in areas we were interested in. Once we decided to go with one of the houses she showed us, she was on top of it! She helped us put together a competitive offer and stayed on top of the negotiation to make sure our offer was the best. Once we won the bid, Andrea worked quickly to set up an inspection and get the necessary parties involved. She has an extensive network of knowledgeable people that makes the buying process easier. If you're new to buying, make sure you understand the process before you jump in. Andrea is an experienced, busy agent that will close the sale but she moves quickly and you've got to be prepared! She communicates directly with you and responds quickly to emails and calls. Less ... More
Do not recommend
09/03/2014
user898684
Helped me buy home
Stay away from this woman and the associates she will assign to you,the first intern failed to place my offer and the second one suggested a bid that did not take into consideration that the previous models that sold for the same price had been completely renovated and that the HOA was in big trouble. My first year I was hit with an assessment and another is in the works. I refrained from writing a review but this is the third time you have asked.
Response fromAndrea Gordon
I am dismayed because I strive to give my clients the best customer service possible, as evidenced by my many other reviews. We had personnel changes throughout 2013, and if this particular buyer felt she got poor service, I certainly apologize.
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2014
user264655
Listed and sold a home
I worked with Andrea and her team to sell a house in the Claremont Hills region. We had a quick time table. Andrea met every deadline, provided excellent references for gardening services, contractors, cleaners etc. Her preparation concerning the property was first rate. The presentation information-photos and brochures- were outstanding. The website she organized for the property was simply stupendous. It looked fabulous and was easily accessed by web searches, a crucial marketing edge in today's world. We received multiple offers within 10 days and Andrea provided excellent advice as to how to review the strength of each offer and contingencies. Andrea adeptly handled negotiations and we accepted an offer well above asking with another offer in backup. The entire matter closed quickly and without a problem. Andrea provided personal detailed attention to every aspect of the sale. She is charming, very knowledgeable about real estate in general and the specific regional areas. She us easy to work with-low key, happy and friendly. She listens to her clients but will provide an honest assessment of the real estate deal. I cannot say enough good things about Andrea. Quite simply the best recommendation I can give is to say I will work with her again without a second thought. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/24/2013
user75447438
Listed and sold a home
Last summer (2013) we had the pleasure of working with Andrea on the sale of our property in Alameda. We interviewed several local agents and picked Andrea for a number of reasons but the main reasons that stood out was her energy and enthusiasm. We were out of town sellers so we needed someone that we felt we could trust. She went above and beyond and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. To make a long story short, our first (and last) offer was $60K over asking price. Need I say more? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2013
azcaren
Helped me buy home
Andrea (and her team, especially Cathryn) went out of their way to assist us in our search for our dream home. She understands current market conditions and will take the time to explain things in layman's terms when needed. We would highly recommend their services, and will use them again.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2013
user6659049
Listed and sold a home
Andrea and her team did a great job. She is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. She marketed the property perfectly - approximately 100 visitors at the first open house. I plan on working with her again in the future. Thanks also to Cathryn for keeping me on point with the paperwork and Kyle for showing and tending to the details of the property.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2013
user6600422
Helped me buy home
Andrea was a genuine pleasure to work with. She was very responsive to our needs, she zoned in on the exact type of property we liked with impressive speed, and she was hugely enthusiastic in getting us access to properties we expressed an interest in viewing. At the end of the process, we even managed to buy the first house we bid on, which strikes me as something bordering on the miraculous. I would recommend you contact Andrea ASAP.
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2012
bren254
Helped me buy home
My husband and I greatly enjoyed working with Andrea! She found us the most perfect house in an area that we never even considered, but we absolutely love. She was able to help us close on a short-sale house and get our keys in a month which is unheard of! My only complaint is that she is very busy, but this is only because she is so good at what she does and everyone wants to work with her. I would highly recommend her for first time home buyers as the whole process can be intimidating at first, but with Andrea, Cathryn (her assistant) and her amazing contacts on your side you are guaranteed a good deal and a smooth process! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2012
Shoegal1
Listed and sold a home
Andrea was absolutely wonderful. She is extremely knowledgable about real estate, and especially about the housing market in Oakland, CA. Andrea listed and had our home sold within 2-weeks in a down housing market. During the sale of our home she always took the time to answer our questions, and to address our every concern. Although, I was keenly aware that I was not her only client -- at times, it felt like I was -- her response time was immediate, with availability only an email or phone call away. Sorry for the 10 and 11 PM emails - Andrea. :) With patience and understanding -- she made me feel comfortable with each decision in the process. She is an awesome lady -- she knows my word for our relationship: KISMET. Many thanks again; and am looking forward to working with you again "real soon." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2012
jerichssn688
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife and I just finished working with Andrea over the past 2 months to sell our old home and also purchase a new home. Andrea was our agent for both transactions. Andrea surpassed our expectations in all ways. Her knowledge of the market, her relationships, diligence, and tenaciousness set her far above others in the local realtor community. We were able to sell our home in record time at a price that surpassed our expectations due to Andrea?s marketing strategy. We were able to purchase our new home at a very aggressive price due to her local market knowledge and negotiating skills. Just as important, Andrea is a great person to work with. You are not just a client. She takes the time to establish a personal relationship and understand your priorities. We highly recommend Andrea and will gladly work with her again for future real estate needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2011
jpcoops1
Listed and sold a home
Andrea was the listing agent for a home I purchased in 2006. The process of buying the house went smoothly and I believe both the seller and I were happy with the results! Four years later, I needed to sell a home I had on a short sale. The house needed an major overhaul, yet was located in a wonderful neighborhood - definately the worst house on the block! Despite the circumstances, Andrea invested her time and energy in presenting the home as if it were a million dollar mansion; complete with beautiful marketing materials, open houses, and personally showing the home weekend after weekend. Our biggest challenge was negotiating the short sale deal with the bank, and Andrea submitted several offers and managed the entire short sale process despite the odds. Andrea was patient, professional and most importantly passionate about getting the job done and selling that house! After an entire year of going back and forth with the bank, Andrea was able to close the deal. I would recommend Andrea,hands down, no questions asked, she is a miracle worker! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2011
mizcat
Helped me buy home
Andrea helped us purchase our home a year ago (she was the listing agent on the sale home) and was so wonderful to work with, we're listing another home with her. She is super responsive, offers creative solutions, and doesn't panic under duress. All vital qualities in a realestate agent. She gets the job done in a timely manner and offers helpful referrals and tips post-closing. Even though our house closed over a year ago, I still feel like Andrea is still our agent and we're looking forward to working with her again when we sell. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2011
SloaneTanen
Helped me buy home
Andrea Gordon is hands down the best real estate agent out there. She worked patiently and without pressure to find us our dream house. Once Andrea realized the home we really wanted wasn't on the market she knocked on the door and asked the owner if they would consider selling...and they did! Now that's hustling. Not only does Andrea work hard but she made great recommendations for an electrician, contractor, painter, etc...She knows the area and the best people in it. There's a reason she's one of the best selling agents in the East Bay. Not many brokers are so helpful....especially after the closing. Great agent. Great person. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2011
rahulshukla1018
Helped me buy home
I have nothing but great things to say about Andrea. She was helpful, patient and was really in our corner from beginning to end. She was also encouraging and attentive throughout the closing process.