Property of the Week | 14122 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

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A stunning retreat. Experience this contemporary four bedroom home, surrounded by five acres of lush fruit orchards and oak forests in California’s beautiful Gold Country. The open concept floor plan features soaring ceilings flooded with natural light and seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining, surrounded by nature.

The open concept living area continues into the renovated chef’s kitchen, complete with a sophisticated line of Gaggenau appliances and granite counter tops. Extensive solar panels and a combination of city and well water make this an environmentally efficient home, perfect for Northern California living.

View more photos and video of 14122 Pleasant Valley Road. To schedule a viewing, contact Kitty Ruthstaller.

Property of the Week | 4757 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Oakland Hills and the San Francisco Bay in this contemporary four bedroom Lincoln Heights home. The open concept layout features a spacious living area with a wood-burning fireplace and an elegant dining room adjacent to the newly remodeled kitchen.

Experience seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining in the large family room featuring cathedral ceilings, a second fire place and access to the private backyard, perfect for family living.

View more photos and video of 4757 Lincoln Avenue. To schedule a viewing contact Hendra Lubis.

Property of the Week | Mid-Century Modern with Views

Experience this one of a kind Robert Ratcliff mid-century modern four bedroom home. Sitting on just under an acre, this property features spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay. Floor to ceiling windows fill the open concept living and dining area with natural light, accented by the expansive fire place and vaulted exposed beam ceilings.

The seamless indoor/outdoor flow, wrap around deck and open layout create an entertainers paradise. Wood floors add warmth throughout the home with an updated kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops and views from every angle.

View more photos and video of 6130 Skyline Boulevard. To schedule a viewing contact Anthony Cassel.

Agents of the Month | January 2017

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

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

Anthony Cassel

Anthony Cassel
CalBRE# 01475854
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Cindy Duffy Chase
CalBRE# 01239968
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Rachael Hand
CalBRE# 01450616
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Remy Weinstein
CalBRE# 01815926
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Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue X

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Significant Sales Volume I Issue X showcases one of a kind properties represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty newtwork. From a waterfront retreat in Nantucket, to a glamorous Manhattan townhouse, Significant Sales presents luxury homes throughout the United States and around the world.

V1_10_SS, Blog PhotoExperience seamless indoor/outdoor living in upstate New York, or be inspired by the the beauty of nature in Aspen with a contemporary take on rustic. Whether in the concrete jungle or surrounded by acres of land, this issue of Significant Sales presents properties that only Sotheby’s International Realty can present you. This is what extraordinary looks like.

View the full Significant Sales Volume I Issue X.

2016 Top Producers


Congratulations to our top producing Bay Sotheby’s International Realty agents for their extraordinary performance in listings and sales for 2016. These extraordinary agents have displayed exemplary levels of service and contributions to a successful year with BaySIR.

Bay Sotheby’s International Realty is fortunate to be known for our extraordinary agents who distinguish us throughout the Bay Area and in communities around the globe. We are thrilled to be represented by agents who exemplify the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, “artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.”

Contact your Bay Sotheby’s International Realty agent for all of your real estate needs.

Anthony Cassel
Herman Chan
Lauren Holloway
Aleso Gourhan
Tracy Palma
Cyn Silva
Jeff Weisman
Dev Parikh
Norm Stanley
Remy Weinstein
America Foy
Patty Hyun
Julia Bivins
Shahin Tabib
Katie O’Shea
Ann Wilkins
Parisa Samimi
Patsy Kaufman
Cindy Duffy Chase
Shannon Shewey
Nicole Wilhelm
Vincent Minelli
Greg Pope
Michael Thompson
Jennifer O’Grady
Taylor Sublett
Rachel Hand
Susan Kingsley
Frida Sedighi
Maria Sinclair
Julie Ann Poppi
Donna Souza
Michael Hocking
Lori Sallander
Elisa Uribe
Maribel Cribb
Kitty Ruthstaller
Ken Nwokedi
Roy Grigsby
Kara Thacker
John Law
Shannon Kelly
Martha Shin
Mischa Lorraine

Property of the Week | 5358 Harbord Drive, Oakland

Updated meets rustic in this remodeled Upper Rockridge Mediterranean style home. Exposed beam ceilings, wood floors and stone fireplaces create a warm and inviting space. Natural light flows through the large floor to ceiling windows, making this the perfect family home for entertaining.

The large high end kitchen features a large island, state of the art appliances and flows seamlessly into the family, living and dining areas, leading to the beautiful backyard.

View more photos and video of 5358 Harbord Drive. To schedule a viewing contact Michael Thompson.

East Bay Market Review | Fourth Quarter 2016

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The pace of the real estate market slowed in the Fourth Quarter of 2016 but the market remained healthy. The normal seasonal slowdown that occurs around the holidays paired with the uncertainty that accompanied November’s presidential election helped keep would-be buyers on the fence as 2016 came to a close. With low inventory levels holding steady and demand for homes in the East Bay remaining strong, upward pressure on home prices continues. Interest rates and mortgage rates began to climb in December and may hold back a faster uptick in buying activity as we move into 2017. However, with economic conditions looking good and buyer demand remaining high, we expect sales to remain steady with moderate price increases through the year ahead.


Demand for homes in Alameda County remained high in the fourth quarter of  2016 with buyers attracted to the area’s relative affordability compared to other Bay Area regions. Home inventory available for sale held pretty steady overall helping to fuel the continued rise in Average Sales Price (ASP) even as buyers remained patient. Single-family homes in Oakland commanded an ASP of $970,422 in Q4 2016—a 5.15% increase over the same time last year. The area’s thriving business environment, booming cultural scene and attractive location for commuters will help the market remain strong as we move into the new year.

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The low inventory situation in Berkeley remained unchanged for both single-family homes and condos year-over- year. Prices continued to rise in the fourth quarter, with single-family homes ending the quarter with an average sales price of $1,235,314. Homes sold for 116% of the list price year over-year. Buyer interest remains high and has not seemed to ebb since the small increase in interest rates. The over-all health of the Berkeley real estate market is rated at 7.6 out of a possible 10 which is considered very healthy. This factor is based on 10 different indices including speed of sales, overall market values, the number of foreclosures and delinquencies and homes with negative equity.

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Fourth Quarter 2016 brought some uncertainty  about the election along with the natural, seasonal real estate market slowdown to end the year on a slow note. We did not see the flurry of activity we were expecting once the election passed.  Interest rates also began to climb in December with the Fed announcing a rate hike. The stock market was on fire—usually resulting in declining Bond prices and higher mortgage rates. All of this contributed to a slowdown in the market. The average sales price for a single-family home dropped slightly from $1,259,669 in 2015 to $1,225,238 in 2016.

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The theme at the beginning of the year was one of low inventory. That continued throughout the 4th quarter as well. The number of new listings for sale, pending sales and closed sales were all down from 2015, all a direct reflection on limited inventory. The average sales price dropped from $1,399,521 to $1,329,909 down 4.97.7%. The number of days a home remained on the market before a sale increased from 23 days to 33 days. Lafayette continues to be a desired destination for Buyers from all over the Bay Area and beyond so we are extremely optimistic about the market in 2017.

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View the full East Bay Market Review Fourth Quarter 2016.

Welcome | New Agents January 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.

Anthonia Roller

Anthonia Roller
CalBRE# 01832363
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We are thrilled to welcome Anthonia Roller, one of the new associates joining our Berkeley office. Anthonia is a resourceful and strategic real estate agent who is dedicated to her clients, always taking the time to get to know their wants, needs and making their interest her top priority. We look forward to working with Anthonia.






Elisa Uribe

Elisa Uribe
CalBRE# 01427070
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We are pleased to introduce Elisa Uribe, the newest associate to join our Montclair office. As an experienced realtor, Elisa brings more than 12 years of real estate experience, along with her genuine passion for Bay Area real estate and dedication to her clients’ success. We look forward to working with Elisa.






Vincent Andrew

Vincent Andrew
CalBRE# 020009318
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We are thrilled to welcome Vincent Andrew, one of the new associates to join our Berkeley office. Vincent has a natural passion for buying and selling homes, an in-depth knowledge of the vibrant Bay Area neighborhoods and is committed to understanding the needs and desires of his clients. We look forward to working with Vincent.

Property of the Week | 99 Tappan Lane, Orinda

potw 1-23 extEnjoy panoramic views from the peaks of Mount Diablo to Mount Tamalpais in this custom built Orinda home, sitting on just over 1.34 acres.

Guests are greeted with inviting wisteria-covered trellises creating a grand entryway into the light filled living area, featuring exposed beam ceilings, walls of glass and over sized skylights.

The spacious kitchen features custom cabinetry with an inviting fireplace leading onto the wraparound balcony. The backyard is an entertainer’s dream complete with a pool, spa  and indoor/outdoor bar and fireplace.

View more photos and video of 99 Tappan Lane, Orinda. Contact Lauren Holloway to schedule a viewing.