Buying & Selling
We believe our buyers want us to find them the right home, for the best price, at the right time, with the least amount of issues. We assist our buyers with getting pre-approved with a lender, locating properties on and off the market, previewing and evaluating options, negotiating contracts, advising through the inspections & contingency period all the way to a successful close of escrow.
We believe our sellers want us to net them the most amount of money, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of issues. We assist our sellers by accurately pricing their home, staging, photographing the home, creating high impact brochures, custom websites, promoting the home on and off MLS, holding open houses, and networking to attain top dollar for your home.
We believe our relocation clients want us to make the process of relocating in or out of our community as painless as possible. We are long-term residents who work, live, and play in the San Ramon Valley. We connect relocating clients with our community and introduce them to service providers who may assist them. We provide an on-going list of references and resources well after your transaction has closed. We also have extensive experience working with relocation companies and can assist you in negotiating the best possible package with your employer in the event of a job transfer.
We believe our investor clients want us to find opportunities to earn them income. Our specialties include sourcing homes for remodel and resale for profit. We have a team of professionals we work with to guide you through repairs and renovations that will net you the most money. We also locate and evaluate rental opportunities and assist in securing tenant occupied properties that will produce recurring cash flow income and market appreciation.
We believe our downsizing clients need consulting during the downsizing process and/or with the difficult decisions that arise when someone you love passes away. This includes partnering with professional estate sale companies, tax advisers, sorting and packing specialists, estate planners, and more. We will work together with you and these professionals to help sell your home and/or relocate you for the next phase of life.
Do you have a need that is not listed above? Discover our other services to make your life easier or feel free to call us and ask how we can help you with your real estate needs.
Recommendations for Home Improvement – We make house calls and consult for our clients when they are about to renovate their home. Ask us what home improvements you should be making to earn top dollar for your home.
Property Management — We prepare leases and project manage repairs and renovations for your rental. Ask about our reliable list of licensed contractors who work with us to help earn you the most for your rental.
Facilitate Home Sales that are not Listed on MLS – We often are approached by buyers or sellers who have already negotiated an agreement to buy or sell their home. Ask us how we can work with both parties, keep costs to a minimum, yet still provide the important services to successfully close your transaction.
Erica and Brady made selling our condo an enjoyable and seamless process. They’re an incredible team with a vast knowledge of real estate trends and industry experience. My husband and I always felt we were their #1 priority by the level of service and attention to detail. If you’re in the market to sell and/or buy real estate, choose Hobby & Associates you won’t regret it.
I have worked closely with Brady and Erica for years now as a lending partner and recommend them on the highest level. The degree of professionalism that they bring to the table is not always easy to find. Buying or selling a home is an often chaotic process. However, the Hobby’s experience in the real estate business, attention to detail, work ethic, and ability to get the job done consistently is what makes them so special. The incredible care with which Brady and Erica take with their clients to identify their needs and execute to the fullest is something I have personally seen time and time again. If you are thinking about working with Brady and Erica, I hope that this review has helped make that decision easier for you. I cannot recommend them higher.
I am very grateful to Erica and Brady for their expertise, professionalism, and sensitivity in selling my mother’s house. I live out of state and my 68 year old mom suffers from some mental health ailments and has trouble with big decisions and transitions. Her home was a pretty unique situation, as it had not been properly cared for over the years. Erica really took her time with explaining things clearly and kindly to my mom, and she always updated me following their meetings and conversations. Both Erica and Brady’s communication style was always punctual and clear, and the advice that they offered was always with my mom’s best interest taken to heart. We were offered several solutions to selling this unusual property and the entire process was completed more quickly and easily than I could have ever imagined. My mother and I are both so pleased with the outcome of this transaction. I would undoubtedly recommend Hobby Associates to anyone buying or selling in the Bay Area.
Brady and Erica tag team well when it comes to listening to your requirements for a property and then they set off to find you inventory to review. As you give them feedback, they take that to heart and always come back with new listings that are right in the sweet spot of your “must have” list. It’s a competitive market right now and after losing multiple competitive offers, we found a house we love. Brady had the right advice to ensure we were the winner. I can’t speak highly enough about Brady and Erica. They lived up to expectations and they did it with class, honesty and enthusiasm.
Brady and Erica Hobby are fantastic! We felt so fortunate to have them by our side during our most recent home purchase. They are knowledgable, hard working, organized, professional, and personable. They have great attention to detail and made the process fun. They make a great team and are now our agents for life! Highly recommend this dynamic duo.
Being natives to the East Bay, the Hobbys have first hand knowledge of the neighborhoods in the area. They are also extremely well connected – knowing about houses that are coming on the market before anyone else, which ultimately allowed us to find our dream home! We were so impressed, we also had them sell our home on the Peninsula, which again, they did with ease. They are an excellent team – not to mention some of the kindest and most trustworthy people you will ever meet – they handled every level of the purchase of our new home and sale of our old home with poise, class and professionalism. Brady and Erica….we cannot thank you enough for the exceptional level of service you have provided our family.
They are so helpful and ethical. They helped us sell a great house with some confusing details and were very open with us the whole time. They also found our dream house for us (which wasn’t easy). It was so easy to work with them, and they went the extra mile to help us on everything (even things that aren’t their responsibility). We were lucky to be referred to them, and I would not only recommend them but would also say you are lucky if you get to work with them.
We can’t say enough about how great Brady and Erica are to work with!! They just sold our house and it was a challenge! Brady always does what is in the best interest of his clients and we completely trust him. We would recommend them to anyone that is either looking to buy or sell in the Bay Area. They are not only great Realtors, but great people that we are grateful to have in our lives.
Erica and Brady were amazing to work with and we couldn’t be happier with the result both buying and selling our homes. They were always on top of communication which is so key to making us feel comfortable when things are out of our control. They also had great recommendations for other folks to work with threw the process. I would totally recommend them as honest, open realtors who end up feeling like friends.
Brady and Erica, the two of you make an outstanding team! Steve and I have been thoroughly impressed with your expertise, attention to detail and follow through. We’ve felt comfortable trusting you completely- every step of the way. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work! Sincerely, Steve and Laura Glover.
Brady and Erica are a fantastic team. Their personalities complement each other so well and because of it, their business runs like a well oiled machine. The single most important thing for me is responsiveness and “reachability” and Erica is both (text, email, phone). Their experience really shows too, as they were able to answer just about every question we had. As glad as I’m that the home buying process is over, I’d do it again as long as I know the Hobbys are in our corner!
We loved working with Brady and Erica almost as much as we love our house! The dynamic duo were the perfect real estate team. Erica showed us no fewer than 50 properties; Brady hammered out the fine print of what turned out to be a difficult closing process (b/c of the other side). We couldn’t be more pleased. Highly recommend for anyone looking at homes in Lamorinda, Walnut Creek and beyond!
Erica and Brady were so wonderful to work with! I completely trusted their judgement and guidance throughout the entire process. This was my first time buying a home and they made the process painless for me. I would never use anyone else in Bay area. Nothing but praise for this outstanding team!
Brady was very easy to work with and exceedingly knowledgeable. He is on the ball and very customer oriented. I would recommend him to all my friends.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Erica and Brady on the sale of our home. It was a difficult sale due to the condition of the home, but Brady’s real estate expertise and his commitment to his clients allowed us to not only sell the home, but do so well above the asking price. I would highly recommend Hobby & Associates. Real Estate services with Integrity, Friendliness, and Expertise.
“List to close” in 2 weeks! What a great experience with the Hobbies! 2 years on we have the house of our dreams.