After viewing literally dozens of properties in the City and finding none that were exactly right, my clients told me that they wanted to expand their search to the East Bay. I joked with them that since I specialize in San Francisco, I might turn into a pumpkin if I crossed the Bay Bridge! Wanting the best for my clients, I referred them with an East Bay agent while we continued to look at San Francisco properties too. Ten days later, they told me that they wanted to make an offer on a home in Oakland’s Montclair District and they wanted ME to represent them. Partnering with the referral agent who lives and works in Montclair, she advised us on the local regulations, forms and inspectors in the neighborhood. Her local knowledge of the people, players and comparable properties helped us to write a winning offer and close the transaction to the great satisfaction of my clients, without turning me into a pumpkin. Looking for an agent who will act in your best interests? Call me.