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Debra Alber Reviews

Debra Alber
Real Estate Professional (15 years experience)
4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Staging

- Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2013 - LauraLe Wunsch
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Mountain View Cemetery, Piedmont, CA.
I highly recommend working with Debra Alber. Debra's experience, personal approach and diligence far exceeded my expectations. As a single woman, moving from San Francisco to the then oh-so-foreign East Bay, I can say that Debra is responsible for my new wonderful home and neighborhood. She is more than a realtor, she is a considerate guide, an educator, defender.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2013 - user3230177
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $325K in Eastmont Hills, Oakland, CA.
Debra Alber is an exceptional and professional real estate agent who found our family a perfect home for our budget and needs in a safe, stellar neighborhood in the Eastmont Hills in late 2011.

This was our first home purchase, and Debra explained every step of the process clearly and was a pleasure to work with. We are two busy professionals, and Debra worked with our busy schedules.

She was gracious and diplomatic from the start. We had a bad experience with our first real estate agent, and in contrast with the other agent, she really took the time to invest in what we were looking for and did not disappoint us. She made us feel like we were her only clients, or rather, special ones, though we knew from talking with her she has years and years of experience and many other clients in a wide range of economic circumstances.

She was patient with our loan and loan officer, which was a FHA 203(k). Although she had not worked with our loan officer previously, she was on the ball with emails and communications to make sure the sale happened. She was patient with our negotiation tactics, and acted very professionally as our agent.

Debra invested a lot of time with us, as we saw over 20 homes before the one we bought caught our eye. It was newly listed and she was on it from the start.

We will use Debra the next time we purchase a home and we would recommend her to people looking for an honest and effective real estate agent.

We look forward to finally having a house warming this summer and inviting Debra when we do.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2013 - danapics
Sold a home in 2005.
She is great! Debra helped us sell our house at the top of the market bubble. We had a modest home which we had loved and done lots of work to in order to make comfortable and effecient. Debra helped us with the last steps to make it most attractive to buyers including color choices and finishing touches that would not have occurred to me. The house sold relatively quickly and painlessly. We were on our way. Debra has a good spirit and can be a really stabilizing influence in what could be a stressful time.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2013 - emeezan
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $625K in Walnut Creek, CA.
Debra found the perfect home for us that was quiet, affordable, safe and attractive with a fantastic view which is something we had always wanted. She dealt very skillfully with the sellers and their agent and succeeded in getting our first offer accepted over several others. The sale and the closing proceeded very smoothly and this was the most problem-free and satisfying real estate transaction we have had. We can give Debra our strongest recommendation for anyone buying a home. Elisabeth and Eli Meezan
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2013 - user6430263
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $775K in Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA.
I have worked with Debra since 2003 and have successfully completed 6 transactions in the East Bay, in nearly ever type of purchase or selling scenario. From primary residences in high-value neighborhoods, to distressed investment properties, Condo's, duplexes and Single Family Homes, we have done it all. Any with each purchase or sale I have consistently received results that exceed my expectations. Either receiving more for the sale of a home then expected, or successfully winning a competitive bidding scenario, Debra has the right instincts, market knowledge, and tenacity to push through the deal, even when things look like they might fall apart. I highly recommend Debra if you are looking to win your real estate transactions.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2013 - elizabeth914
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.175M in Fairview Park, Oakland, CA.
Debra Alber is a consummate professional. Well organized, on top of issues and situations, yet flexible and able to adapt to unexpected changes. Most important, she communicates beautifully and is available. She handled all aspects of our home sale, from coordinating painting contractors and inspections, strategic market analysis, staging, to negotiating the final offers. The results were terrific- short marketing time, multiple offers and a final price that surpassed our expectations. We are delighted and highly recommend her.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2013 - tangleup
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $850K in Shafter, Oakland, CA.
In an era when every house is staged and looks exactly alike, Debra Alber used her art background to help me, as a seller, stage my house without costing me an arm and a leg. Furthermore, she was frank and honest with me about when we had to adjust my price expectations. She spotted the eventual buyers before they made the offer and knew something about them before we came to the negotiating table.

I used Debra for my purchase as well. She went the extra mile during a very competitive season looking for homes that weren't on the market as well as homes that were. She was quick to get me to look at new listings that she already scoped out and narrowed down for me. She actually talked me out of a house that I wanted to bid on, knowing that at the end of the day, it wouldn't meet my needs even if it was in the neighborhood I wanted. She helped me patient to get the house that was ultimately perfect for me in location and function.

I highly recommend Debra Alber as a real estate agent for either selling or purchasing a house and hope to use her again in the
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Debra Alber
East Bay Sotheby's International
Two Tunnel Road
Berkeley, CA  94705
(510) 898-6401
(510) 898-6379
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