Testimonial Selling our Oakland Montclair home

January 3rd, 2013

We worked with Brian to sell our home in Oakland Montclair as part of a relocation process.  Having moved to another city, it was important to us that our agent have not only a pulse on the Oakland market trends, but more importantly the diligence to keep on top of these trends and keep us informed […]

Testimonial Selling our Crocker Highlands Oakland Home

January 3rd, 2013

Dear Brian, We could not have been happier with our experience with Brian Santilena in selling our Crocker Highlands home. From day one, Brian presented all information and options to us in a clear and candid manner, and took care of every detail that made our lives easier. During sale preparation he made sure that […]

Testimonial Selling our home in Rockridge

January 3rd, 2013

Dear Brian, Brian was not the first person we contacted to sell our house; we talked to 3 others over a six month period.  Brian was the only person who we trusted with our sell; he excelled!  Simply put he is the only agent who either of us has worked with on this and previous […]

Day off learning to Surf

January 3rd, 2013

I have to say that surfing is one of the most fun but most difficult to learn sports I’ve taken on.  There really is no other thing like the fealing of riding a wave the first and every time.  I can completely understand how some get sucked into the sport.  Brian.   Other “Day’s Off” […]

Day off from Real Estate Wakeboarding

January 2nd, 2013

Wakeboarding is one of my favorite summertime hobbies.  I find that getting out and playing hard is a good way to clear my mind.  Real estate consumes a lot of time and mental capacity so I find it relaxing to push myself physically.   Sometimes I wonder if I’m going to be perceived as a loose cannon but the reality is […]

Day off from Real Estate River Rafting

December 27th, 2012

This past year my brother and I took a trip to Casta Rica and had a terrific time river rafting.  I’ve been selling real estate in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley for some time now and every chance I can I love to get outside to do fun things in nature.  Enjoy the show.   Other […]

Day off from Real Estate Snowboarding

December 27th, 2012

Selling real estate in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley consumes a lot of time and effort so when my schedule allows, I like to get out into nature and play.  One of my wintertime hobbies is snowboarding.  I started snowboarding in Lake Tahoe in approximately 2000 and haven’t touched my ski’s since.  Every year it seems […]

Day off from Real Estate MX

December 26th, 2012

If you’ve every ridden a dirtbike then you know.  It is one of the most physically and mentally consuming sports I’ve every participated in.  There is nothing like a crisp winter afternoon with your buddies out on the track.  Enjoy the ride…  Brian. Selling real estate in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley consumes a lot of […]

Video of Homes in Oakland, Piedmont & Berkeley CA

November 14th, 2012

So where do you want to live?  Homes in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley come in all sizes, shapes and price points.  From Contemporary view homes to Beaux Arts estates to Mediterrinean Bungalows, the area offers something for everybody.  And, at a value when compared to San Francisco prices.  See available area homes for sale.  

October 1st, 2012

So how do you get the best deal when buying a home in Oakland Piedmont or Berkeley CA? Here is what I think. You just need to do one or more of the following things: #1 Buy a home that is not attractive to other prospective buyers. #2 Be willing to put up with a […]