Significant Sales | Farm & Ranch 2016

In this special volume of Significant Sales, Bay Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present you with the most remarkable Farm & Ranch properties sold throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty network of affiliates in 2016.

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View the largest sale in the history of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, The W.T. Waggoner Ranch. This sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 535,000 acres spread over six North Texas counties. For the wine enthusiasts, take a look at the 52-acre vineyard estate set upon a rolling hillside complete with wine tasting room, wine cellar and planted pinot noir and chardonnay vines. Offering 975 acres of dramatic mountains and rolling meadows, Elk Park Ranch is a true “fisherman’s paradise with six ponds located in one of the best elk hunting ranches in the region.

Like a timeless work of art, farm and ranch properties are often iconic legacy investments passed down through generations. View the full 2016 Farm & Ranch Significant Sales.

Property of the Week | 2565 Holly Oak Drive, Danville

Enjoy half an acre of privacy in this stunning estate with custom finishes in the gated community of Hidden Oaks. The spacious open concept floor plan features an updated gourmet kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, center island and walk-in pantry. Natural light fills the family room with vaulted ceilings, a fire place, walls of windows and french doors creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living space.

Guests will be greeted with lush greenery and a sprawling yard featuring a pool, spa, waterfall, patio and separate pool house, perfect for entertaining. Five large bedrooms and three full bathrooms complete this custom estate with an impressive master suite with a cozy fireplace, sitting area and luxurious master bath.

View more photos and video of 2565 Holly Oak Drive, Danville. To schedule a viewing contact Jennifer O’Grady.

Property of the Week | 5963 Manchester Drive, Oakland

Enjoy sweeping San Francisco Bay views from every angle of this tri-level Mediterranean home. Entertain throughout the open concept floor plan featuring a formal living room complete with an inviting fireplace, formal dining room, spacious chef’s kitchen and warm hardwood floors throughout.

Wake up to a sprawling four bridge view in each of the 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, including the charming master suite. Relax by the outdoor pool, spa, patio and lush garden area featuring a second full kitchen and living space, perfect for guests.

View more photos and video of 5963 Manchester Drive, Oakland. To schedule a viewing contact Michael Thompson.

Property of the Week | 4427 Montgomery Street, Oakland

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Experience 1940’s character and charm in the desirable Piedmont neighborhood of Oakland. This cheerful bungalow opens onto a spacious open concept floor plan featuring vaulted exposed beam ceilings, a traditional brick fireplace and warm hardwood floors connecting to the formal dining area.

Entertain on the the newly stained redwood deck and level backyard, perfect for families. Enjoy the updated eat-in kitchen, original built-in storage, three large bedrooms and two full bathrooms including a serene master bedroom with en-suite.

View more photos and video of 4427 Montgomery Street, Oakland. To schedule a viewing contact Elisa Uribe.

Welcome | New Agents April 2017

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They say you are known by the company you keep. We are fortunate to be known for our extraordinary agents who distinguish us throughout the Bay Area and in communities around the world. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our team.

Art Shivers | Bay Sotheby's International Realty

Art Shivers
CalBRE# 01779941
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We are thrilled to welcome Art Shivers to our Lafayette office. As a lifetime Bay Area resident, Art offers an immersive approach helping his clients make a sound financial real estate investment and prides himself on offering solutions that are tailored to his clients needs. We look forward to working with Art.






Estela Sallat | Bay Sotheby's International Realty

Estela Sallat
CalBRE# 02025411
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We are pleased to introduce Estela Sallat, the newest agent joining our Berkeley office. A native of Brazil, Estela brings an international perspective speaking four languages while providing her clients with unparalleled customer service, helping her clients find the home of their dreams. We look forward to working with Estela.






Michele Ling | Bay Sotheby's International Realty

Michele Ling
CalBRE# 02030603
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Michele Ling joins our Montclair office after an impressive career managing diverse portfolio projects for Fortune 500 companies, using her project management experience to go above and beyond for her clients, utilizing the latest technology, social media and marketing techniques. We look forward to working with Michele.

Together, We Are Growing

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that we are joining Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty and will operate as one unified brand as of June 2017.

Bay Sotheby's International Realty joins Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty. From left: Philip White, Mark Attarha, Nahid Nassiri, Bill Bullock, Heidi Pay, Micheal Dreyfus, Francis X. Santangelo, Kevin Paterson (PRNewsfoto/Golden Gate Sotheby’s Internati)

From left: Philip White, Mark Attarha, Nahid Nassiri, Bill Bullock, Heidi Pay, Micheal Dreyfus, Francis X. Santangelo, Kevin Paterson (PRNewsfoto/Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty)

With over 400 agents across 18 offices, this strategic union connects our East Bay markets with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty’s Silicon Valley and Marin County markets allowing us to provide unparalleled service and access throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty will connect and serve the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and San Francisco.

Over 400 Agents Across 18 Offices Serving the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and San Francisco.Real estate is by nature hyper-local but the marketplace is increasingly mobile and global. Our agents’ deep local market expertise is enhanced by the regional strength of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty and the powerful international reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty global network. Whether buying or selling—around the Bay Area or around the world—we are dedicated to providing an optimal real estate experience.

Locally Focused • Regionally Connected • Globally Powered

We Are Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

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Agents of the Month | April 2017

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to present our Agents of the Month, April 2017. We congratulate these agents for their extraordinary performance in listings and sales for the month of April.

We are thrilled to be represented by agents who exemplify the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, “artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.”

Bay Sotheby's International Realty | Elisa Uribe

Elisa Uribe
CalBRE# 01427070
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Bay Sotheby's International Realty | Herman Chan

Herman Chan
CalBRE# 01988025
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Bay Sotheby's International Realty | Norm Stanley

Norm Stanley
CalBRE# 00580952
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Bay Sotheby's International Realty | Susan Kingsley

Susan Kingsley
CalBRE# 01447701
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Property of the Week | Montclair Contemporary

new ext potwEnjoy modern design and convenience in this contemporary home in the heart of Montclair. Designed by architect Richard Janzen, this three bedroom, two and a half bath home features steel beams, concrete and hardwood floors and breathtaking views of the East Bay.

Entertain around the gas fireplace surrounded by a custom Venetian plaster accent wall. The open concept living area leads to the outdoor patio just off the updated kitchen featuring top of the line viking appliances. Indulge in the modern comforts of this Montclair contemporary including radiant heated floors and an elevator with access to all three levels of the home.

View more photos and video of 6825 Elverton Drive, Oakland. To schedule a viewing contact Adam Arons.

What’s Happening Around the Bay | May 2017

Urban Wine Festival 
May 6

The Urban Wine Festival takes over Jack London Square for an afternoon of drinks, eats and outdoor fun. The waterfront will be filled with more than 30 Northern California wineries offering tastings, as well as small eats, craft beer, live music and more. Learn More

Oakland Small Business Week
May 1-6
Support Oakland’s small business community with workshops, receptions and events for National Small Business Week. Topics include financing, marketing and more. Learn More

Orinda Restaurant Tour
May 2
Enjoy a wonderful evening stroll and tasty tour of Orinda’s favorite spots with delicious food from over 15 restaurants featuring merchants, gifts artists and more. Learn More

East Bay Gives
May 4
On May 4, the Bay Area gives back. #EastBayGives is a 24-hour online giving blitz benefiting hundreds of nonprofits in the East Bay, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Join the giving movement. Learn More


Walnut Creek Short Film Festival
May 5-7
Enjoy over 100 short films from more than 18 countries from around the world. Witness the best in Thrillers, Science Fiction, Documentaries, Animation, World Cinema, Comedy shorts and more. Learn More


Children’s Book Festival
May 6
Join Children’s Fairyland for a celebration of locally made children’s books. Meet more than 20 authors and illustrators, buy autographed books and even make your own book to keep. Learn More


Danville Devil Mountain Run
May 7
Enjoy the fresh air of the Iron Horse Trail at the Danville Devil Mountain Run. Competitive runners, walking enthusiasts, families, and local businesses are invited to run for a good cause. Learn More


Carnaval San Francisco
May 27- 28
Witness California’s largest annual multicultural event at the 39th annual Carnaval festival and parade. Enjoy dancing, music, food and art representing cultures from around the world. Learn More


Bay Area KidFest
May 27-29
The Bay Area KidFest offers three days of activities, sports, learning, exploration, and more. From BMX riders to a reptile show, the downtown Concord event is perfect for kids of all ages. Learn More


Salsa Sundays at BayStreet
May 2017
Spice things up with the return of Salsa Sundays. Enjoy a live salsa band and plenty of room to dance every Sunday in May with free salsa lessons and music on a special dance floor, in the heart of Emeryville. Learn more


Decorator Showcase
May 2017
You won’t want to miss the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, the West Coast’s premier design event, renowned for featuring the work of the region’s top interior, landscape designers and more. Learn More


Best of Significant Sales | Volume I

From a sprawling Texas ranch to soaring towers in the heart of Taiwan, Significant Sales has showcased luxurious properties throughout the country and around the world. In this final edition, Significant Sales – Best of Volume I celebrates noteworthy sales throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty® network of affiliates.

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Explore unparalleled properties that each share their own unique story. Escape to a captivating waterfront villa in Turks & Caicos, a contemporary Canadian residence with panoramic views and take an exclusive look at the largest sale in the history of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. This is what extraordinary looks like.

View the full Significant Sales – Best of Volume I.