I know how stressful the process of buying or selling a home can be — and I do everything I can to make that process enjoyable and stress-free for my clients.
MY STRONG SUITS
My work ethic is probably the #1 quality that makes me a great asset for my clients. A lot of agents will say this, but I really do go the extra mile, whether it’s coordinating subcontractors, researching and educating you on market comparables, or even hauling a client’s discards to the dump, as I did on a recent occasion!
I’m an aggressive negotiator, but I also know when to say “no” if the stakes are just getting too high on the buy side, or the demands are getting unreasonable on the sell side.
As a third-generation resident, I know the local markets in Piedmont, Rockridge, Montclair, Crocker Highlands, and Temescal as well as anyone, and my relationships with other agents and community members really pay dividends for my clients.
I pride myself on my community involvement–whether it’s supporting our favorite local businesses, volunteering at a number of local non-profits and charities, as well as giving back through financial donations.
After 20 years in the Institutional Fixed Income arena, in 2005 I came to my senses and decided to throw in the New York weekday hours and give up my weekends. My career began with Shearson Lehman Hutton/Lehman Brothers, and I ended up at Money Market One, where I helped municipalities and corporations with their day-to-day cash management. While I enjoyed the challenges of the financial sector, I decided to focus on what I enjoy most: educating people about markets and negotiating the best possible return on their investment.
Residential real estate provides an excellent way to maintain my personal connections with the East Bay community. As a third-generation Oakland / Piedmont resident, my deep knowledge of the Oakland / Piedmont real estate market serves my clients well.
Buying or selling a home is a highly emotional process; my skill set makes the financial side of the transaction simple. My background in institutional investing has made me a strong negotiator, and my energetic, tactful personality will help you close the best possible transaction.
I received my undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College with Honors in Finance and I also earned an MBA from Santa Clara University.
I volunteer my time coaching kids in baseball and soccer–you’ll typically hear me before you see me on the field! I also serve on the Piedmont Baseball Foundation and Piedmont Soccer Club boards, and I’m active in Piedmont school fundraising. I carry on a family tradition by serving on the Holy Names University board, and I’m a past president and board member of Claremont Country Club.
I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the Berkeley, Oakland, or Piedmont real estate market. You can reach me virtually 24/7 on my cell phone at (510) 541-1754. I look forward to helping you find a new home, or with selling your current one.
Erin Rivera is a fourth generation San Franciscan who left her beloved San Francisco for the East Bay in 1995. Her last 25 years have been spent raising her family and helping other families settle in to the Piedmont/Oakland area. Her role as supervisor at the Piedmont Recreation Department has allowed Erin to work with hundreds of families and their children navigating their way from starting preschool to getting their first jobs as junior counselors working at many of the summer camps she managed.
Erin’s 25+ years working for the City of Piedmont has honed her problem solving and customer service skills and are a natural fit to her transition into the world of residential real estate.
She has unlimited positive energy and genuine desire to support people in the home-buying process. She loves her community and in her free time enjoys hiking in the east bay hills and volunteering and cheering on her favorite bay area sports teams.