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Ira & Carol Serkes
Pacific Union/Christie's International
Berkeley, CA USA
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Welcome to berkeleyhomes, your resource for selling and buying Berkeley Real Estate. I'm Ira Serkes and have called Berkeley my home since 1974. I created this web site to show you some of the reasons Carol and I love living here.

Imagine we're sitting down for coffee at The French Hotel and you said "Ira, tell me what homes are for sale, what the neighborhoods are like, and what it's like to live in Berkeley...." you'll know what awaits you!

If you're planning on a relocation to Berkeley... or are a seller or buyer... this is the place for you.

Over the past few years I've been adding a huge number of neighborhood photos to flickr, hundreds of blog posts to my blog, dozens of videos to YouTube, and maps to Google ... so my major project for this year is to integrate it all together!

For now, though, if you want to see what makes Berkeley such a special place to live, experience our festivals and events, read my blog posts, and see where the neighborhoods are ... well, just click on any of the images to go to the different sites where it all awaits you

Full Super Moon over UC Berkeley Sather Tower Campanile Go Bears!

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The Super Moon over Berkeley 5 May 2012

UC Berkeley Sather Tower/Campanile, I-House and Memorial Stadium. Photo by Ira Serkes. Find out how I took the photo!

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Pacific Union Christie's International Real Estate

 

 


Berkeley Single Family Home Sales

Want to know what prices are like in your favorite neighborhoods? Curious about price trends?

View my Berkeley Real Estate Market Reports - Just click on the map or any of these graphs!

 
Berkeley Single Family Home Sales - 2012 MLS Market Research Berkeley Single Family Home Sales - 2012 MLS Market Research Berkeley Single Family Home Sales - 2012 MLS Market Research Berkeley Single Family Home Sales - 2012 MLS Market Research
       
2012 MLS Berkeley Single Family Home Sales Map

 

We sell homes like these!

 
2564 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley Hills
 
1951 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks Neighborhood
1951 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks Neighborhood
839 Miramar, Thousand Oaks Neighborhood
2900 Derby, Claremont Neighborhood
2848 Russell, Elmwood Neighborhood
1558 Beverly, Northbrae Neighborhood
1739 Mc Gee, North Berkeley

 

 


 

We love living here .... you will too!

 

Click on each image to go to the different sites!

flickr
youtube
My photos (mapped!) of our wonderful neighborhoods
YouTube videos of events, festivals & neighborhoods
Search the Berkeley MLS for homes on the market for sale
Find out what homes are on the market right now with our map based MLS searches!
 
Berkeley Living blog Posts Living in Photos & Video
View our hundreds of blog posts
 
North Berkeley Neighborhood
Click the map to see where our neighborhoods are
Berkeley MLS Sales Research
Click the map view our Real Estate Market Update Report - Price, Bedroom, Square Feet ... and more
Homes which sold in Berkeley and nearby communities – 2012



Be sure to visit our Blog and check out a neighborhood based home search

We're Ira & Carol Serkes local Real Estate Realtors who have lived in Berkeley, California for over 35 years (over 30 years in North Berkeley's delightful Thousand Oaks Neighborhood. We specialize in helping nice folks sell and buy wonderful homes in Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, Rockridge, Oakland, El Cerrito and Emeryville's most livable neighborhoods. In short, ...berkeleyhomes

We love telling others what makes Berkeley such a special place to live. Click on icons below for links to our most up-to-date photos, video, and visits to Berkeley's most interesting sights and neighborhoods.

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We're full time (and then some) Realtors with extensive experience on the ins and outs of selling and buying an East Bay home. How much experience? We've personally represented the sellers or buyers of all the homes on this map... and the map just shows some of our sales.

We believe in "high touch" old fashioned handcrafted service (we check email relentlessly, answer the phone ourselves, and have banished "call waiting" from the phone system) .... enhanced by our extraordinary "high tech" tools!

We want our clients to know about berkeleyhomes ... all Berkeley California real estate and homes for sale, not just our company listings... so if you're looking for a house for sale, we've included links to Multiple Listing System (MLS), The public MLS is set up to show you what's on the market, but as soon as someone buys a home, it's removed from the search. We want you to know what homes actually sold for, so have set up a special market snapshot search page. So.. if you want to find out which Berkeley area homes are for sale right now, just click on the left map. We customized the searches so you can see what's for sale... by neighborhood.

Want more details? What's on the market and also what nearby homes actually sold for? Click on the right map.

I f you're like me, and simply curious, click on both - it's our pleasure to provide you the information you need to make informed decisions.


Search For Homes For Sale
MLS search just needs email info


Homes For Sale.. What Nearby Homes Sold For
Customized reports based on your personalized information

Click the map below to
search for homes

Berkeley MLS Search For Homes For Sale By Neighborhood

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receive your market snapshot

Berkeley MLS Market Snapshot Homes Sold

Consider berkeleyhomes your resource for Berkeley Real Estate sellers and buyers. We've added lots of photos and maps of our favorite places, and extensive links designed to to help you buy or sell a home or simply enjoy living in the Berkeley and nearby communities of Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito, Rockridge, Montclair & Piedmont.

Arriving from, or moving to, a different community? We mastermind with the finest Realtors in North America! Ask us for a free referral an outstanding Realtor anywhere in the United States or Canada!

Here's what's in store for you!
   
Berkeley Homes For Sale Homes

You can search for homes for sale in Berkeley, and even subscribe to daily email updates! So whether you want a fine home or estate... buying a home in Elmwood Claremont, or want to find out what's for sale in Thousand Oaks... here's where to go!

Neighborhoods

I came to Berkeley in 1974 to work for Chevron... and have lived here ever since. One of the things I love about living here is the diverse neighborhoods with gracious homes and delightful shops.
So... you're invited on a journey to our favorite East Bay neighborhoods

Community

Everything you wanted to know about living here! We've information on our favorite places, schools, restaurants, and more, If you want to know where to go for the best coffee... or the most fascinating architecture... or wher to take your kids... this section is for you! Just click on the categories to the left, and see why we love the East Bay

Sellers

We've the marketing plan designed to sell your home... For The Highest Price... In The Shortest Time... With The Fewest Problems!

Getting your home ready, negotiating the best price and terms, and more
 
But... what you'll receive when you hire us is best said by our clients, so we have lots of seller testimonial letters for you!

Buyers

You’ll love our web-based approach to homebuying combined with our personal service...high tech, high touch, time efficient... just the way you always knew it should be.

Cyberstars Realtor Referral Map

About Us Photography, Travel & Lucy The Cat!

Ira grew up in The Bronx, graduated from The Bronx High School Of Science, received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union, and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He worked for 10 years as an engineer for Chevron Research

Fortunately, he's been able to overcome those handicaps... find out how!

<- What I really look like when out taking photos. This wonderful photo by Emilie Raguso of Berkeleyside

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Expertise Matters - Ira & Carol are both Certified as Residential Specialists (CRS) by the National Association of Realtors.

Ira is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), one of only 188 CyberStars in the world, among the first Internet Real Estate Professionals (ePro-500) in the United States, and one of the only Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists (CLHMS) in the entire San Francisco East Bay.

We're proud to be Allen Hainge CyberStars, a worldwide network of outstanding Realtors who excel at using technology to better serve their clients. Ira is one of only 188 CyberStars in the world, an the 2003 CyberStar of the year!
  And some of our many other affiliations

    Institute For Luxury Home Marketing

Ira has more Realtor Designations & Certifications than any other Berkeley Real Estate Agent


Berkeley Serkes Sales Map Homes We Sold


We've personally represented these seller or buyers of all these homes ... and many more!

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CA Bureau of Real Estate License Numbers - Ira Serkes 00936453 Carol Serkes 01143916