Through her highly experienced, knowledgeable and principled approach, Geri Stern ensures her clients successfully accomplish their personal real estate goals. As a specialist in the Acquisition and Marketing of Residential, Luxury, Condominium and Investment Properties, Geri offers outstanding representation and is dedicated to providing crucial, in-depth local market knowledge. She caringly provides each client with individual attention, enthusiasm, and her intimate knowledge of the distinct communities within the East Bay real estate market. In helping her clients to find their dream home or sell their special residence, Geri clearly distinguishes herself with proven results as she brings her client’s real estate dreams to life!
With Geri's background as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and 30+ years of experience as a Realtor, there are few situations, both emotional and financial, that Geri cannot find an acceptable solution for. Geri's common sense and can-do persona reduce the stress that most clients feel when presented with anxiety-provoking dilemmas that inevitably arise in a real estate transaction.
Geri takes great care to educate and advise her clients with an informed and comprehensive understanding of the current real estate market. She is very astute, remarkably meticulous, and extremely diligent in seeing that her clients’ needs are thoroughly attended to; from the selection of their distinctive property to the review of the contractual components of the transaction, through to the details of the inspection, and on to the final and important points at closing. Going above and beyond is all part of Geri’s special care and attention that makes all the elements come perfectly together.
Geri’s clients enjoy her personal touches and appreciate her genuine, deep commitment and heartfelt care and compassion that she clearly exhibits in every interaction. It is truly her joy to ultimately fulfill her client’s request throughout the transaction and graciously serve them. Her immediate accessibility, answers to timely questions and trusted perspective makes her invaluable to her clients. In indulging her clients with sophisticated, first class service, Geri ultimately ensures that each client receives an exceptional real estate experience.
In working with Geri, her clients receive the special advantage of two professionals. Geri collaborates with her partner Carla Della Zoppa (Yes, The Hardest Working Women In Real Estate) in a team approach to deliver a truly comprehensive real estate experience to their valued clients. Servicing their clients as a team, Geri’s and Carla’s efforts complement each other to ensure that their client’s needs are thoroughly attended to.
Between the two of them, hundreds of homes in the East Bay have been remodeled over the years and brought to a shiny luster. Their ethical and design standards are high and their preparation for sale is unparalleled.
Contact Geri to serve you and your personal real estate interests.
Carla’s local roots run deep. Raised in El Cerrito, she grew up in a real estate family. Her father, “Mac” McFarland was an El Cerrito-Richmond Broker for many years, and Carla absorbed a great many talents and skills from him.
Carla is a powerful and effective force in Real Estate. Her skills in home renovation and sales, and her deep knowledge of the market are essential to effectively pricing and presenting properties. These skills combined with up-to-date tools for today’s marketing have propelled both she and her business partner of over 25 years, Geri Stern, to the top levels of sales in the East Bay.
While committed to her business, Carla is not only a Realtor/Broker. She is a dynamic and driving force of nature behind so many philanthropic ventures in the East Bay and beyond. A champion of women’s and girls’ rights, Carla has been a member of the Richmond Chapter of Soroptimist International for over three decades. Her stewardship of their primary fundraiser as Chair of the “Culinary Caper” for over 25 years is an area legend.
Together with S/I Richmond and the Community who support these causes, Carla has assisted in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for groups such as the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Richmond Art Center, West County Salesian Boys and Girls Clubs and many more. For more than 20 years she was on the steering committee for the Girls Town of Italy Fashion Show luncheons, raising money to elevate the lives of girls and boys in need around the world. And in addition to these worthy ventures, Carla is a Past President and Board member of the Early Childhood Mental Health Program in West Contra Costa.
Carla’s warmth, sparkle, and love of people contribute in every way to her engagement with clients.
She treats her clients as special partners and friends and has an uncanny understanding of their needs. Working with Carla and Geri’s experienced team of contractors, designers, and stagers, they create newly actualized properties, transforming homes into exciting showcases to attract a large field of potential buyers. Carla acts as advisor, project manager, coordinator, and negotiator to produce exceptional results.
When you put your trust in Carla, you become part of her team. You will feel her love and support all along the path from first meeting to close of escrow. With Carla, you are a friend for life.
Simone Hoover’s commitment as a full-time professional realtor is to provide her clients with sound, timely, and thorough advice. Whether Simone is working with sellers or buyers, she brings exceptional service, innovative ideas, and a sense of humor to alleviate the anxiety associated with selling and buying a home.
Simone provides sophisticated tools for homebuyers and a customized marketing strategy for her sellers. Her enthusiasm, strong work ethic, listening skills, and innovative negotiating skills make her a valuable asset to her clients while earning their trust and respect.
Working in collaboration with local vendors, lenders, home inspectors, contractors, and other realtors, Simone is dedicated to providing superior customer service even after the real estate transaction is complete.
Simone’s passion for the real estate industry flourished while purchasing her first home at the age of 26. She is proud of the fact that she was born and raised in San Francisco and relocated to the Oakland and Berkeley area -- where she has resided for the past 20 years. Simone offers extensive knowledge of the many neighborhoods that Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and El Cerrito have to offer. She has assisted homebuyers and homesellers in all price ranges throughout all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Her personal interest include traveling to new places, dining at local restaurants with friends, and hiking with her dog, Bailey, in the many East Bay regional parks.
“I love what I do and I love helping people with one of their largest investments in life: their home.”
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