Profile picture for Lon Bruce

Lon Bruce

Premier Agent

Realtor, Realtor/California (9 years experience)

5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Add personality to your profile! Tell the community about yourself, your home, and your profession.

Lon has lived in Oakland's Lake Merritt neighborhood for more than twenty five years.  His successful international career as Lloyd's of London agent included investigating and settling complex maritime and transportation claims involving many millions of dollars.  The qualities that he developed were perfect for his real estate career-- astute analytical skills, an ability to read people and situations that were not readily apparent to others and an eye for detail.  In addition, as a third party administrator, Lon was entrusted with large amounts of other people's assets, again similar to his real estate practice.

Entering the real estate profession as an investor, Lon honed his skills rehabbing properties, maintaining rentals, and buying and selling properties for his own portfolio.  Lon has great insight in the vacation home market and tax deferred 1031 exchange properties.

Lon acquired his real estate license and worked in both Piedmont and Rockridge Real Estate offices prior to joining East Bay Sotheby's International Berkeley office.  He truly understands what is required to prepare a home for sale including updating, staging and how to strategically price a property.

Lon was recognized by Diablo Magazine as 2013 Top Five Star Real Estate Agents in the East Bay, based on Outstanding Customer Service and Client Satisfaction.

Lon is the former Master of Ceremonies for The Clarewood Singers and performs frequently throughout the Bay Area.  He is also a charter member of Festival Opera in Walnut Creek.  He frequently volunteers for community activities, particularly those involving seniors.  He is Red Cross Certified in CPR and First Aid.

Lon is a Member of the National, California, and Oakland Association of Realtors.
More Less 

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

No current listings.

Past Sales  

(11 all-time)
Property Address
Represented
Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
08/19/2014
$1,092,500

Report a problem with the transaction

08/19/2014 - Sell-side - $1,092,500

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Sell-side
08/06/2014
$515,000

Report a problem with the transaction

08/06/2014 - Sell-side - $515,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Sell-side
07/29/2014
$818,000

Report a problem with the transaction

07/29/2014 - Sell-side - $818,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Sell-side
05/20/2014
$635,000

Report a problem with the transaction

05/20/2014 - Sell-side - $635,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Buy-side
11/01/2013
$995,000

Report a problem with the transaction

11/01/2013 - Buy-side - $995,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Ratings & Reviews

  
 

11/04/2013 - user7242732
Bought a home in 2013.

Lon was a great help in finding the right place for us. He quickly grasped our needs and directed us to visit condos that were all within our interest. His knowledge of the market helped us choose the right neighborhoods and allowed us to narrow it down. He is very professional and we enjoyed our dealings with him very much. Our experience with his services is positive in all aspects and we warmly recommend him.  More Less 

Profile picture for Lon Bruce
Response from Lon

 

  

11/01/2013 - fb884885206
Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.0M in Lakeshore, Oakland, CA.

Lon was extremely helpful when we worked with him to buy our first home. He is very detailed oriented when looking at houses and makes key observations/considerations about the construction, foundation, design and features. He has deep expertise of the bay area communities, existing market conditions and future potential. Lon was also very skillful when negotiating the price of the home we bought and even getting additional appliances for us from the sellers. To top it all, Lon has a great sense of humor, which makes the process of buying a house less stressful. We'll definitely have Lon on our side when purchasing our next home in the future.  More Less 

Profile picture for Lon Bruce
Response from Lon

 

  

11/01/2013 - gferris5
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Grand Lake, Oakland, CA.

It was a pleasure having Lon Bruce represent me in the purchase of my first home. Being new to Oakland, Lon was very patient in making sure I was familiar with the neighborhoods and was always available for any questions. I was truly blessed to have a knowledgeable agent guide me through the process. The results were I was able to purchase a great condo in a desirable neighborhood with my first offer!  More Less 

Profile picture for Lon Bruce
Response from Lon

 

Service Areas