Wednesday, September 19, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Abio Properties is thrilled to announce the opening of our collaborative coworking space in the vibrant Temescal district of Oakland!
Our bright, beautiful new office at 4200 Broadway was eight months in the making and worth every second because we created a modern coworking space in Oakland for energetic and creative people who do what they love and love what they do.
Why did we move? Creating a collaborative environment and sharing space makes perfect sense to us because building community is at the heart of everything we do.
So, join us if you need an innovative office to get connected and be productive!
(We're talking to you – the independent contractors, telecommuters, and coffee shop lingerers of the Bay Area's gig economy.) We also welcome boutique businesses like ours, especially from the real estate side – architects, contractors, interior designers, etc.
Designed for openness ...
Friday, September 14, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Our Abio Properties family is growing! We are excited to introduce nine talented East Bay Realtors, who bring expertise, energy, and proven results to our unique team.
Read about what motivated these real estate stars to join our boutique brokerage of 35+ agents and see what they can offer homebuyers and sellers...
Bouchra Chandran Bouchra, who lives in San Ramon, brings her masterful negotiation skills as well as two decades of finance experience. “Whether I am working with a buyer or seller, I provide comprehensive and personalized service to guide each client through every transaction from contract to close,” Bouchra says.
Why Abio? “I love the unity and camaraderie between agents and their vision of the future of real estate.”
When she’s not brokering deals, you might find this agent on the ice. Ask Bouchra about the Vacaville Adult Synchro team!
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Is BIGGER better when it comes to real estate brokerages?
That’s the BIG industry debate at a time when national brokerages are gobbling up smaller agencies to create behemoth firms. Most recently, New York-based Compass purchased Paragon Real Estate Group and Pacific Union International, both based in San Francisco.
The combined firm will become the nation’s third largest residential retail brokerage.
Yet this wave of consolidations isn’t crushing boutique brokerages. It’s fueling their fire and highlighting their passion for providing profoundly local, personal, and concierge-level services to agents and their clients.
In fact, Abio Properties, with offices in Oakland and Lafayette, was created in direct response to the big guys getting too big.
Abio co-founder Linnette Edwards previously worked a decade at the fourth largest brokerage in the Bay Area and knew she wanted something different.
“Most brokerages ha ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Happy 2nd birthday to us! Look how we’ve grown in just two short, fun years: 2 offices, 9 amazing support staff members, two dozen awesome agents. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate all this success than to add four new Realtors to the Abio Properties family!
Please give a warm welcome to…
Realtor Debra Alber
Debra Alber Debra is an award-winning Realtor with more than 16 years of experience. A Bay Area resident of more than 32 years, she can offer pertinent insight on neighborhoods, school districts, and area trends. “Last, but not least,” she tells us, “I’ve lived through a number of renovations, surviving with my humor intact!” That makes her a go-to person when it comes to seeing and realizing the potential in your next home.
Realtor Shannon Kelly
Shannon Kelly Shannon is a s ...
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Another article in our ongoing series about East Bay neighborhoods...
Burton Valley is the peaceful Mayberry of Lafayette – a neighborhood full of kids on bikes, grassy parks, creek walks, a top-rated elementary school and swim clubs. And it is just minutes from charming downtown Lafayette with chic shops, delicious dining and popular town festivals.
Tucked in the "back" of Lafayette, away from the bustle of the freeway and downtown, Burton Valley is one of Lafayette’s four main neighborhoods, which also include Reliez Valley, Happy Valley and Downtown Lafayette.
It is a quiet and coveted neighborhood once filled with pear and walnut orchards prior to the 1920s. Now Burton Valley is known for sprawling ranch and traditional homes built between 1937 and 2016, with lawns and oaks in front and swimming pools in back. The median listing price on a house for sale has held steady at $1.3 million for the last few years.
Ranch-style homes and friendly  ...