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Kristen von Bargen

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6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Agent, Realtor, CA (6 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
REO's, first time home buyers

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It's not often that you find a Realtor who not only knows where the best schools are located, but also where the best place is to pop a celebratory bottle of champagne! Combine that with a top-notch work ethic and the ability to infuse a sense of humor when needed, and you have Kristen von Bargen. If you want to work with a smart, pro-active and successful Realtor with an effervescent personality, Kristen is your woman.

Kristen von Bargen is a top producing real estate agent for buying and selling luxury real estate in San Francisco's fabulous East Bay. A self-proclaimed "real estate matchmaker," she achieves much more than assisting clients buy and sell houses. She has a knack for finding a new homeowner the right home in the right neighborhood and navigating a seller through possible obstacles to assure a smooth transaction with the highest return.

While every transaction is unique, she anticipates what to expect and how to navigate it seamlessly. Kristen loves when clients think the entire process has been a piece of cake - that's when she knows she has been successful!

When you work with Kristen, you get a 30-year Bay Area resident who knows and appreciates the many unique neighborhoods and communities that make up the East Bay. She is a mom who knows the best school districts, a professional who keeps abreast of the latest housing trends, and a tireless advocate for her clients.

Kristen officially began her career as a Realtor after purchasing her first home—an experience that shaped her client service philosophy. "I strive to be the kind of Realtor that I was after when I purchased my first home!" she says.

Prior to becoming a Realtor, Kristen spent many years as a travel consultant exploring some of the world's most inviting places in an effort to find the perfect place to call home. After traveling the world, she realized that the Bay Area had it all.

Kristen attributes her keen ability to navigate the fast, ever-changing world of real estate to her experience learning to successfully maneuver through many different countries and environments. Part of adapting to the changing market is learning how to think on your feet and outside of the box. The same creative, fearless spirit that led her abroad is incredibly beneficial in her career as Realtor today. It's no wonder that Kristen find innovative ways to market a house that often result in multiple offers and a selling price over-asking!

Kristen's friends, family, and even clients will be the first to tell you that she is an incredibly fun person, but that she also gets the job done. Kristen's sales are in the top 10% of Bay Area Realtors and in the top 3% nationwide. She has won national awards with Better Homes & Gardens Mason-McDuffie, garnering a Silver award in 2012 and Gold in 2013. She attributes her success to the support of Highland Partners and how their collaborative spirit has encouraged her to thrive.

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About Kristen von Bargen: <p>It's not often that you find a Realtor who not only knows where the best schools are located, but also where the best place is to pop a celebratory bottle of champagne! Combine that with a top-notch work ethic and the ability to infuse a sense of humor when needed, and you have Kristen von Bargen. If you want to work with a smart, pro-active and successful Realtor with an effervescent personality, Kristen is your woman.</p> <p>Kristen von Bargen is a top producing real estate agent for buying and selling luxury real estate in San Francisco's fabulous East Bay. A self-proclaimed "real estate matchmaker," she achieves much more than assisting clients buy and sell houses. She has a knack for finding a new homeowner the right home in the right neighborhood and navigating a seller through possible obstacles to assure a smooth transaction with the highest return.</p> <p>While every transaction is unique, she anticipates what to expect and how to navigate it seamlessly. Kristen loves when clients think the entire process has been a piece of cake - that's when she knows she has been successful! </p> <p>When you work with Kristen, you get a 30-year Bay Area resident who knows and appreciates the many unique neighborhoods and communities that make up the East Bay. She is a mom who knows the best school districts, a professional who keeps abreast of the latest housing trends, and a tireless advocate for her clients. </p> <p>Kristen officially began her career as a Realtor after purchasing her first home&mdash;an experience&nbsp;that shaped her client service philosophy. "I strive to be the kind of Realtor that I was after when I purchased my first home!" she says. </p> <p>Prior to becoming a Realtor, Kristen spent many years as a travel consultant exploring some of the world's most inviting places in an effort to find the&nbsp;perfect place to call home. After traveling the world, she realized that the Bay Area had it all. </p> <p>Kristen attributes her keen ability to navigate the fast, ever-changing world of real estate to her experience learning to successfully maneuver through many different countries and environments. Part of adapting to the changing market is learning how to think on your feet and outside of the box. The same creative, fearless spirit that led her abroad is incredibly beneficial in her career as Realtor today. It's no wonder that Kristen find innovative ways to market a house that often result in multiple offers and a selling price over-asking!</p> <p>Kristen's friends, family, and even clients will be the first to tell you that she is an incredibly fun person, but that she also gets the job done. Kristen's sales are in the top 10% of Bay Area Realtors and in the top 3% nationwide. She has won national awards with Better Homes &amp; Gardens Mason-McDuffie, garnering a Silver award in 2012 and Gold in 2013. She attributes her success to the support of Highland Partners and how their collaborative spirit has encouraged her to thrive. </p>

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Past Sales  

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Seller
10/01/2014
$1,001,000

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10/01/2014 - Seller - $1,001,000

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Seller
08/04/2014
$1,275,000

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07/28/2014
$1,375,000

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07/28/2014 - Buyer - $1,375,000

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Seller
07/08/2014
$347,000

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Buyer
05/27/2014
$520,000

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05/27/2014 - Buyer - $520,000

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Ratings & Reviews

Kristen helped us in a million ways big and small as we moved from LA to Piedmont. First, she helped negotiate and secure our rental home. Then, she helped us zero in on finding and buying a perfect house for our needs in a very tough sellers' market. She is kind and quick and smart and very very thorough. I can't imagine we would be in this house today if not for her.

  

05/05/2015 - e e silverlake
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $2.125M in Piedmont, CA.

Kristen helped us in a million ways big and small as we moved from LA to Piedmont. First, she helped negotiate and secure our rental home. Then, she helped us zero in on finding and buying a perfect house for our needs in a very tough sellers' market. She is kind and quick and smart and very very thorough. I can't imagine we would be in this house today if not for her.  More Less 

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02/19/2015 - david2964
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.025M in Montclair, Oakland, CA.

Working with Kristen was an extraordinary pleasure. Great attention to details and a wonderful sense of what was necessary to bring the highest price for my very special home ... all done with a smile and good cheer. I found her accessible and responsive.

What else can I say? We sold the house in one day for over asking.  More Less 

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02/18/2015 - ChrisGorman9
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.3M in Fairview Park, Oakland, CA.

Kristen is amazing! She's helped our family with two homes now and has been the best partner on each search. She's charismatic, fun, and exceptionally professional. She worked incredibly hard to help us find our dream home in a very tight time frame. She advocated for us at every step of the way making us feel very comfortable throughout the entire experience. We'd recommend Kristen to anyone we know.  More Less 

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