Who knew house hunting within a during the holidays could be so much fun?!! If you’re looking for professionalism, great advice, extensive knowledge of East Bay neighborhoods (schools, restaurants, vibe, etc…) and LOTS of laughter, look no further than The Clark Group. This father and son team are truly a dynamic duo. They perfectly balance each other out and actually make searching for the perfect home fun. Their years of experience and insider connections helped me be the first to find out about an amazing property, which I ended up winning, and I wasn’t even the highest bidder. Their connections to terrific workmen and building managers have been a lifesaver, as well. I can’t say enough about these two, other than I miss our daily interactions. They were beyond helpful and made a potentially stressful situation, enjoyable and fun.
Hands down the best agents in the business. Ellis and Dan both went beyond their duties to ensure that we had great and stress free experience buying our first home. True masters of their domain, there was no question they couldn't answer or issue they couldn't fix. Can't wait to work with them again.
Dan and Ellis made selling my Oakland/Piedmont condo so easy! Throughout the process I knew I could trust them to look out for my best interests, doing everything they could to get the most favorable outcome for me. In this up-and-down real estate market, they took the edge off with their kind humor and optimistic outlook. They both demonstrated tremendous patience with the (ahem) different personalities involved in the process. Not an easy feat. Unlike most of Dan and Ellis' clients, I have known Dan and his wife for almost thirty (gulp) years in different settings. I respect how he and his family conduct themselves personally and professionally. I feel tremendously fortunate to have them as friends, and NOW as my real estate agents!
We needed to help our mom sell her condo in Berkeley after moving her into assisted living, and it was badly out of date and needed quite a bit of work. Dan and Ellis know exactly what the market is looking for. They worked with us every step of the way, came up with design alternatives, and managed the construction to update the condo for a much more modest budget than I would have thought possible. Dan and Ellis were very easy to work with and always responsive. The condo sold for an excellent price, and we were very happy with the whole transaction.
Educating our clients on all facets of East Bay real estate, The Clark Group is direct and transparent, sometimes telling clients what not to buy.