Leah's Vendor List

Please contact more than one vendor below to identify who will work best with you. Please check the contractors board for all current license information. Not all contractors work well with all people and licenses expire so before you hire complete your due diligence. Below are some of vendor suggestions.


GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Bella Construction and Structural
Call or email for a free estimate
Phone: 510-538-7919

Rueben’s Construction
Free consultation and estimate within 48 hours
Phone: 650-814-5062


HANDYPERSON

Coming Soon!


PAINTING CONTRACTORS

CertaPro Painters
1940 Union Street, #4, Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-981-0321
Email: kcarter@certapro.com

Platypus Painting
Colin Baird-President
1129 32nd Street, Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-508-0736
Email: info@platypuspainting.com


LANDSCAPER

Enrento Landscaping
Phone: 510-209-5356

Landscaping and Gardening Services
Phone: 510-772-1785

Gardening Services 
Roberto Mendola - License # 2993309
Phone: 510-872-9156


ROOFER and SIDING

Nicholas Roofing - Call for free estimate
1816 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510-848-4433


FOUNDATION AND STRUCTURAL

Ward Construction, Inc. – Richard Arden
Phone: 510-215-3636
Cell: 510-719-7979
Email: rick@wardconstruction.com

Blackburn Design
Nicholas Blackburn, PE-Principle
4100 Maybelle Avenue, Oakland
Phone: 415-509-9931
Email: n.blackburn.pe@gmail.com

All Seasons Construction
5277 College Ave, #10, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: 510-652-2221
Email: ascberkeley@gmail.com


HOME INSPECTIONS

Skyline Inspections
Bob Dullum - Inspector
Residential and Commercial
Phone: 925-270-3942

Signature Home Inspection
Scott Knudson - Inspector
Phone: 801- 860-7268
Email: signaturehw@gmail.com


PEST CONTROL

Omega Termite and Pest Control
John Berggren
Phone: 510-418-7362


HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES

MSM House Cleaning Services
Monte - Free Estimates
Phone: 510-987-6981

Celia’s Housecleaning Service
Phone: 925-586-5023


FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY

Migonne
2447 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510-388-5830
Email: quotes@migonnedecor.com


PLUMBER

Plumbing Ministries
Louis Ray-Owner
1637 80th Avenue, Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-430-1853
Email: plumbingministry@att.net

LJ Kruse Company Plumbing Heating and Cooling
920 Pardee Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-644-0260

Berkeley Plumbing and Heating Company
Robert Warren
2160 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA. 94704-2015
Phone: 510-841-0883


ELECTRICIAN

North County Electric and Building
James Calhoun, Owner
3118 Brookdale Ave. Oakland, CA 94602
Phone: 510 536-5783

Abinesh’s Electric- # 842391

Phone: 510- 331-5546
Email: abinesh.nand@yahoo.com


LOCKSMITH

Sunshine Locksmith
414 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 510-778-5997
 

HOME STAGER

Casa De Vita Staging
Natalie Lynch
Phone: (510) 393-4488
Email:  CasadiVita@hotmail.com 

Scout Staging
3088 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: Office: 510-595-3400

The Staging Tree
Vannika Yorn
Phone: 510-915-8857

Do you want to preview the interior of a home? Or do you want disclosures or inspections on a property, give me a call at 510-684-1455. I am here to assist you when you need me.

 
 

Testimonials about Leah

Hiring Leah to be our realtor was the best decision we made when we sold our home in Oakland. We moved to Illinois for my work, and our relocation company required us to interview multiple realtors, all from the Oakland/Berkeley area. Leah was the first agent we interviewed, and while we completed our interviews with the other realtors, we knew right away that Leah was going to be our favorite. When Leah arrived at our house, she was full of enthusiasm and friendliness. She started off by making very positive comments about our location, the view, and her overall first impressions. Her opinions on how our location compared to different neighborhoods in the area meshed with our thinking exactly. Then she had us walk through the house, where she paid attention to every inch of every floor and walls and fixtures, asking lots of questions and taking notes and photos. After giving her the tour we sat down and Leah told us she thought our house could sell for just over 700K, and showed us the comps and discussed the trends that supported her position. She explained why certain lower comps were not applicable based on her research of those sales, and why buyers who had been in the hunt for a while (it's a seller's market in Oakland) would understand why our home had more value. She explained that she didn't think we needed to do any major repairs or upgrades, as they wouldn't increase the price of our home nearly as much as the investment we would have to put in. We left very impressed and excited (we had purchased the house a few years before for a much lower price and had expected it needed a lot of repairs). The other realtors we interviewed over the following week didn't show as much interest in our house, paid minimal attention to the details, and suggested that a lot of work was needed if we were going to get over 600k for the house. They used the comps that Leah had discounted, and scoffed at the idea that houses in the next neighborhood over would be comparable to ours. We agonized over the decision for a while. We liked Leah, we knew she would give 100% to sell our house, but what if it really wasn't worth as much as she thought? We reviewed the sales plans of each realtor, and in the end we came to the conclusion that we trusted Leah over the others, and even if she was wrong on the starting price, she would present out house in the best possible light because she understood it's value. But our fears were unfounded, Leah turned out to be completely right and worked harder than we had hoped to prove our trust was well-placed. Leah held 5 open houses and a realtor tour in 3 weeks before opening up for offers. She had a handyman make minor touches (fence repair, painting our mailbox) and paid for those repairs herself. She coordinated the cleaning, the carpet washing, the staging (she met with multiple stagers before choosing the one she felt fit our house right). While we focused on our new life in Chicago, she was back in Oakland meeting with 4 appraisers, 2 home inspectors, a termite inspector, a mold inspector, and coming to the house dozens of times to interview contractors for bids for termite work and mold remediation, and to inspect their work for thoroughness afterwards. She advised on us which contractors seemed the most professional, who was overcharging us, and made herself available whenever we scheduled a new one out for a competitive quote. When our buyer tried to get a discount after the first appraisal, she proved herself a shrewd negotiator and was able to work with the buyer's agent to avoid a significant price reduction. When our company-appointed relocation agent was slowing down the process, Leah set her straight so we could keep the deal moving. We sold our house for $705k. The other agents we had interviewed told us we'd need to do a lot of upgrades to even sell between 600 and 650, but Leah insisted our house was worth at least 700. We believed she was right. And she was right. I know the other agents would not have gotten us such a high price, and would not have showcased our best features like Leah did. Overall, I would definitely recommend Leah for anyone looking to sell their home. She puts your needs first, and will work tirelessly and enthusiastically to make sure you are happy. We used a relocation company who referred Leah (and the other realtors) to us but Leah made it clear that she worked for us, not for them. When the relocation company dragged out the process, Leah was positive, helpful, and remained enthusiastic, and we knew she had us covered. I really cannot express enough the gratitude my wife and I feel towards Leah, who took care of us so well and gave so much of her time and her own resources so that we would have the best experience and get highest sales price possible. Hire Leah. Justin R.
Thank you for lowering your fees to get our offer accepted. Thank you for paying for the home inspection and termite inspection to get it done quickly. Thank you for understanding that my deposit should not be put at risk if I don't feel comfortable. Every time I called with lender complaints you where there for me and got on the phone and straightened it out for me. You explained documents when lenders could not help me understand. You were the best buffer I have experienced. I trust you like family. I will use you again when it's time to buy or sell. Thank you so much. A.Wouldo, Buyer
Lady, you are amazing. Sold my house and pushed for more than what those agents wanted to give. Helped me clean and organize. Dropped stuff off for me and pushed those vendors to do what they said they would. It was fun and I love my new house you helped me by way out of your service area so I did not have to look for another agent. You knew what I wanted and we got it done. Your family now and forever. W. Terry Seller/Buyer
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