TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN CALIFORNIA ANDREA GORDON
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Although she is now one of the most successful Realtors® working in the lucrative East Bay area of Northern California, Andrea Gordon got her start in the world of theater. “I was a theater director for many years, and after one of the plays my company produced went belly-up, I was in debt and needed to find a way to earn money. With my people skills and strong work ethic, I became successful in several sales jobs, before deciding to give real estate a try. My first month in the business I had six sales, and here I am 20 years later. I couldn’t be more thrilled with my decision.”
Andrea is currently with Red Oak Realty, where she has been the top producing agent for the last two years. Although Andrea has worked all over the Bay Area, she primarily focuses on Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and El Cerrito. She has been an award-winning Realtor® for most of her career, receiving numerous honors for her sales achievements.
The key to Andrea’s remarkable success has been her absolute devotion to putting her client’s needs first. “It has never been about money for me, I work with a deep sense of purpose, dignity and honor. I’m helping people with the most important asset they have, and I take that seriously. My clients know that my heart is in the right place and that I’m working hard on their behalf, whether it’s a three-hundred thousand dollar condo or a three million dollar home. The fact that people trust me with this responsibility is very profound to me.”
Andrea not only builds strong relationships during the transaction, but she works hard to maintain them afterwards as well. “I become friends with most of my clients, so staying in touch is not hard. I’m interested in their lives, and when I do send things out to touch base, it’s really specific to what I think they might be interested in.”
Andrea has a background in marketing, and that has been a distinct advantage to her listing clients. “I do a comprehensive approach and have a large presence online and on social media. But beyond that, I think the thing that has brought me the most success is my targeted marketing, when it comes to finding the right buyers. I’m always looking for ways to maximize exposure while at the same time, making sure I hit that target. I have a very creative side and marketing allows me to really tap into that.”
Andrea is active in her community and sits on the Board of Directors for the Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors, and the Board of Directors for Bridge MLS. She volunteers 25-30 hours a month working for her local MLS, ensuring that the rights of Realtors® are protected, both statewide and nationally. An avid animal lover, Andrea also supports several animal rescue organizations. She is still active in theater and is currently directing a play. She also recently wrote a book about real estate called “Interesting People, Interesting Houses” which will be published next year.
Andrea couldn’t be happier with where she’s at in her career and looks forward to doing what she does best for many years to come. “I love what I do. It brings me great satisfaction to help my clients make their real estate dreams come true. For me, real estate is a way to empower people to work in their communities, improve their financial lives, and increase their happiness.”