HOBBY ASSOCIATES TEAM
We understand you have a choice when it comes to hiring someone to represent you in the sale of your East Bay home. As a local family-owned and operated business with more than a decade of experience, Hobby Associates eliminates the high pressure and intimidating real estate practices sometimes associated with big, corporate firms. We can customize and tailor our services to fit the unique needs of our buyers and sellers while still providing a full-service experience.
When you hire Hobby Associates, you receive the backing of two professionals who have grown up in the San Ramon Valley and who call Danville their home. We consider you part of our team, and we will work side-by-side with you through every step of the process, representing your best interests and ensuring that you receive top-of-the-line service, dedication, and value for your purchase or sale.
Broker & Principal
Brady is a Bay Area native with over 17 years of experience in residential real estate sales in the Bay Area. He has a degree in Marketing and began his career working at several prominent real estate firms.
In 2007, Brady formed Hobby Associates to further his vision of providing exceptional service and personal attention in an independent brokerage atmosphere. Brady prides himself on being a tough negotiator, staying on top of trends in the industry, and providing his clients with the latest technological and communication innovations for a smooth and efficient transaction. Brady has owned his fair share of personal and investment properties and has a proven track-record of closed transactions. In his spare time, Brady enjoys skiing, trail running, and coaching soccer and softball. He and Erica currently reside in Danville with their three daughters, Reese, Lucy, and Jane.
Realtor & Principal
Erica was raised in the East Bay and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing. She married Brady, her high school sweetheart, soon after college, and joined him as his partner with Hobby Associates in 2007.
Erica’s eye for design and meticulous attention to detail provides her clients with leverage to get top dollar for their homes. A people’s person with a love of networking, Erica has formed a list of reputable, dependable, licensed contractors to prepare listings for sale and help new owners with home improvements. She enjoys previewing homes and matching buyers with the perfect neighborhood. While out showing properties, she has a keen sense for evaluating the pros and cons of each potential match and sharing that information with her clients.
Connecting with people is Erica’s passion. She enjoys serving in leadership capacities in her church, assisting with fundraisers for the local schools, sponsoring neighborhood gatherings, and getting involved anywhere and everywhere people need a dedicated, friendly, outgoing personality.
Rob has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. He has a background in technology, including HP and Omnicom, most recently as a Territory Sales Manager.
Rob transitioned to residential real estate, following his life long passion for property and land investment. Rob has personally bought and sold six homes in a variety of price points and markets. In addition to being a homeowner, he has also been a landlord and tenant. With this perspective, Rob has a natural ability to identify with the needs of buyers and sellers. His background in sales and marketing makes him a tough negotiator for a solution oriented win/win for his clients. Most importantly Rob values developing and maintaining relationships over time.
Rob and his wife Caroline reside here locally with their two daughters, Morgan and Kendall. He enjoys watching both girls compete in competitive club level soccer. Rob loves traveling with his family to both new and familiar places. In addition, Rob rarely misses attending the Indy 500 with family and friends on an annual basis.
Meet our new associate, Amy Booker; we are thrilled to have her onboard!
Amy lives in Alamo with her husband, Randy, and two teenage boys, Aidan and Christian. They have two gorgeous black labs and a desert tortoise named Yoshi.
For the past 2.5 years, Amy had the privilege of assisting a high-producing real estate team in Danville. She is comfortable with the fast-paced, high-energy environment of listing and selling homes. Her focus with contracts and transactions came from her experience as a paralegal in a trust and probate law office in San Ramon. Amy’s talent for connecting with clients and her love for helping people find or sell their home were catalysts when she decided to obtain her real estate license. Amy is passionate about her new role, as well as, bringing all her knowledge and heart to the Hobby Associates real estate team.
On the weekends, you can find Amy and her family playing bocce in the backyard with friends and neighbors while baking a homemade pizza in their pizza oven and most mornings walking on the Iron Horse Trail with her dogs.