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Brian Cheek

Agent

Broker Associate, Real Estate Broker

5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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I am dedicated to serving my clients at the highest possible level, from working with buyers to find and purchase their dream home, or getting the highest possible sale price and best terms for my sellers. I stay on top of the complexities and nuances of the local markets, and give my clients the sound advice they need to make informed decisions.

I enjoy helping home buyers find the right home that meets their needs. From finding the perfect home for the first time home buyer to adding to an investor's portfolio, I focus on listening to my clients, giving sound advice, and getting deals closed quickly and efficiently. I help my clients make informed decisions by staying on top of the latest market trends, and by giving them the answers they need to make informed decisions. 

For sellers, I focus on preparing the home for sale to attract the best offers at the highest price possible. Selling a home can be stressful, and I take that stress off my sellers by creating a sound marketing plan, and then guiding them through the process step by step. I create a comprehensive, customized marketing plan for each home I list for sale, and my results-driven nature allows me to exceed my clients' expectations.

I live in the Oakland Hills with my wife and two young boys. I like to stay fit by running with my dog Bella, cycling, and trying to keep up with my sons. I like to play golf when I can, which is not very often these days. I have been a teacher, guidance counselor, and entrepreneur/small business owner. I have lived in Ecuador, The Netherlands, and love traveling abroad and learning about different cultures.
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

No current listings.

Past Sales  

(18 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
06/03/2014
$895,000

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06/03/2014 - Sell-side - $895,000

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Buy-side
05/27/2014
$1,286,000

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05/27/2014 - Buy-side - $1,286,000

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Sell-side
04/08/2014
$345,000

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04/08/2014 - Sell-side - $345,000

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Sell-side
04/01/2014
$750,000

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04/01/2014 - Sell-side - $750,000

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Sell-side
02/20/2014
$910,000

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02/20/2014 - Sell-side - $910,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

09/09/2014 - user5125728
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $900K in Grand Lake, Oakland, CA.

Brian was our realtor when we sold our home recently in Oakland. We moved out of our house and planned on completely remodeling it. Things on our list: Refinishing floors, tearing a few walls apart and rebuilding them, taking out bulky built-ins, new roof, refurbish siding, paint interior and exterior, refurbish kitchen, replace bathroom cabinetry, landscape property ... etc. It was quite a big project, (80k?) and we ended up choosing Brian. The first day we were gone, I stopped bye unannounced and Brian was upstairs with his tool box fixing some wire harnesses and some lights. This is emblematic of his work, and his dedication to getting the job done. He had no idea we were going to be there, and he said he couldn't fit in his guys to do this work before the painters came through, so he just did it himself. We put a lot of trust in him to facilitate the remodel and sale of the house while we were moving back east, and his performance was phenomenal. He managed the entire remodel, as well as design, staging, photography... everything was done with a perfectionists touch, and with our budget and bottom line at the forefront. He got a price for our home that was 20% higher than we were hoping for, and 13% higher than our 'wow' number. Oh, and all of this was done in 3 weeks. I couldn't recommend Brian strongly enough, and his track record and results speak for themselves. If you are considering selling your house, or buying a home in the east bay, call him right now.  More Less 

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06/18/2014 - user20458905
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.3M in El Cerrito, CA.

Brian was our realtor for our first home I just purchased. Knowing nothing and being slightly intimated by the market out there, Brian was there every step of the way. Brian had extensive knowledge of the East Bay and opened my boy friend and I up to areas we did not know well or had even heard of . He was there any hour that we bothered him and did detailed walk throughs of homes we were interested in....being able to show us the not so good and not so bad things that may have been in the home. Though we were in a hurry to find a home Brian guided us to wait for the right one that fit perfectly. We felt he took the time to really get to know us and what we wanted. We put all our trust in him and would do it again.  More Less 

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04/27/2013 - user0618071
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $825K in Berkeley, CA.

Meeting Brian was a lucky coincidence. Before we decided to buy a home, I happened to see a house I was curious about on Trulia with Brian’s name on it. I called and he said he could show it to us that very afternoon. It was pretty clear we weren’t seriously interested in the house, but Brian still patiently answered all our questions and even went into the grimy crawl space to check out the electrical. He also gave us some great advice about mortgage lenders and the names of some people to call to get preapproved for a loan. Shortly after that, when we decided to start looking in earnest, I called Brian again. He didn’t flinch when I explained how particular I was and that we were prepared to for it to take a year or more to find the perfect house. Incredibly, we found it the first weekend we went out. Brian was great about getting our questions answered as we debated what kind of offer to make. When I had concerns about the kitchen, he offered to call a contractor for a free consultation. When we saw that the inspection report mentioned a crack in the foundation, he called his foundation guy to take a look and even met him at the house so we didn’t have to leave work. When I decided to change our bid at the eleventh hour (good decision) he said “no big deal” and obligingly rewrote the offer. Incredibly, that offer—our first— was accepted. The whole process took less than two months.

Before I called Brian the second time I did some internet sleuthing and discovered that he’d been a teacher and a guidance counselor. This made me think he was probably a pretty good guy, which was important to me as I wanted a real estate agent I felt I could trust. My hunch was correct. Brian is a great guy and he really worked hard for us. Yesterday, when I shook Brian’s hand in the front yard of our new home, he assured me that we could always call with questions, and that he didn’t just disappear after closing. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home.
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