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Josh Dickinson
Realtor (2 years experience)
18 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

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

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I moved to California from the East Coast in early 2012 for a position at a local university working on water infrastructure. The housing market was still recovering back East, and my family stayed behind until our house sold. During this period of separation, I did a lot of soul searching and came to some important conclusions about what is most important to me: having a flexible schedule in order to spend more time with my family; using my talents to give back to the local community; meeting new people and helping them find happiness; and having fun.

These realizations ultimately led me to a career in real estate...a place I never thought I'd end up considering my background and education in engineering, environmental science and business administration. My fascination with the housing market began in 2004 when we purchased our first home in Virginia. Buying and selling a house is essentially a combination of complex equations (which appeals to the engineer in me), engaging personal interactions (which appeals to the midwesterner in me) and creative problem solving (which appeals to the entrepreneur in me). Eight years (and three personal houses) later, I am now a real estate agent and love what I do. Every day is different, and I am consistently able to contribute to my community, neighbors and family. 

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Active Listings (3)
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8 Bed / 4 Bath
$475,000
3 Bed / 2.5 Bath
$439,000
2 Bed / 1.5 Bath
$679,000
    Past Sales (25 all-time)
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    Seller
    06/20/2014
    $525,000
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    06/20/2014 - Seller - $525,000

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    Buyer
    06/19/2014
    $550,000
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    Buyer
    06/04/2014
    $310,000
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    Buyer
    05/30/2014
    $430,000
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    05/23/2014
    $450,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      07/03/2014 - gretchen kell
      Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Albany, CA.
      Josh came highly recommended to me as a realtor when I was considering selling my small house this year in Albany. He was hip, kind and knowledgeable about the area I live in, the value of homes in the East Bay, and the importance of timing in the real estate market. He also was so organized that he essentially mapped out everything I needed to do and kept me on task without being pushy. And I have a full time job, another job on the side, and a teenager getting ready for college. The flyers advertising my home and the small touches Josh provided to those who came to look at it -- like mini ice cream sandwiches -- were classy without being extravagant, and the stager who worked for him was very down to earth and made my home look enticing, not fake. Josh was calm when things got stressful and always positive when I had doubts. My house sold easily, and not just because the market was good this past spring in my area. I credit Josh for the results.  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      06/03/2014 - zuser20140603125822928
      Bought a home in 2014.
      Every meet some one and you instantly feel a great connection to them ? It was just that when I finally met Josh Dickinson after many back and forth emails all regarding my dream area to purchase a new home. I highly recommend Josh is you are looking in the Richmond View/ El Cerrito & Berkeley area ! He is very easy to work with and really takes the time to make sure we are happy with the home we purchased right to the end and even helping us out after with any questions we might have.

      Thanks again Josh, Isabel & Rick
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/19/2014 - bmpecson
      Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.35M in Berkeley, CA.
      Like many first-time homebuyers, the world of real estate was a complete mystery to us. One thing we learned after looking for two and half years (and going through two other agents) was that you can’t underestimate the help of a good realtor. And Josh is a great realtor. Josh excels in the two most important aspects: listening and analyzing. When we first met him, he spent the evening talking to us about us—where we had come from, where we met, why we liked the Bay, trips we’d gone on, our kids and their activities, houses we’d liked, and so on. Both my wife and I agreed how unique it was to find such a great listener. And this wasn’t just empty small talk! He was building an understanding of our interests, our priorities, our likes and dislikes. I think this was brilliant because these fundamental issues of "who we are" are reflected in what we build around us, including our homes. This was the first time that we felt someone was truly interested in understanding US. This is a cornerstone of Josh’s success, and how he helped us find such a great place so quickly.

      After these initial meetings, Josh honed in our likes and was sending us tailored e-mails with potential properties. Unlike previous realtors, we were not bombarded with every house in area, but only the ones he knew had met our criteria. And he could only pick these because he had taken the time to know us. This type of service can only come from someone personally interested in you.

      Immediately we found a potential property, but did not put in an offer. We did, however, have a chance to see firsthand how the process would go. Josh evaluated all of the data and provided us with a price that he thought would be needed to be in the running. We were impressed to see Josh putting himself out there right away, telling us: this is what I think you need to do, and here are the five reasons why. There was no crystal ball or voodoo, just the data and his sense of the home. When the dust settled, we found Josh’s advice was spot-on, a fact that provided us even further confidence that Josh was not only good at understanding us, but good at understanding the market as well.

      The next house that came along charmed us both tremendously, and we told Josh we wanted to make sure we were in the running. Of course, as luck would have it, our first bid with Josh was a winner, and we now own the house (or will 30 years from now!). The whole experience—from the initial meetings through the home search through the purchase—was top quality. Josh was like extended family, even after the winning bid, helping us to put together all of the pieces that need to fall into place just right to close on a house. Meet him once and you’ll see he’s someone you can trust: respectful, honest, smart, and kind. The homebuying process can be so difficult—you'll do yourself a favor if you ensure that you are with someone who is both competent and caring. Pick Josh.
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      Address:
      Marvin Gardens Real Estate
      1577 Solano Avenue
      Berkeley, CA  94707
      Phone:
      (510) 323-4497
      Cell:
      (510) 255-4606
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