Barbara E. Hardacre, Realtor of Berkeley, Oakland & Piedmont

Barbara E. Hardacre, Realtor of Berkeley, Oakland & Piedmont Pacific Union International Realtor DRE #: 1421764

I was born and reared in Southern California and came to the University of California, Berkeley where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English. I later received a California Teaching Credential from Cal. I have lived with my husband, Mel, in Oakland (Montclair) for over 30 years. Both my husband and I have been active in community work including the Oakland Museum of California, Girls Inc, The Alameda County Food Bank, and Westcoast Children's Clinic of Oakland, where I currently serve as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. My work background includes over 20 years in banking and human resources. This experience has added immeasurably to my ability to understand real estate; the people involved and the intricacies of the transaction. In the field of real estate, I have differentiated myself by listening closely to all the players - clients, agents, mortgage lenders/brokers, title and escrow organizations, inspectors and contractors - and put in perspective the needs and requirements of all in order to complete the transaction successfully. I am, first and foremost, fiercely loyal to my client base, having regular contact during the transaction, and ongoing communications beyond the sale. Above and beyond a strong business background, I have a unique aptitude for knowing when and how to direct my clients - sometimes forcefully - when it is in their best fiduciary interest. That includes advising against negotiations that could put clients at risk or simply don't make sense. In essence, my own interest is secondary to my clients'. The field is full of capable real estate agents, many specializing in specific demographics, areas, types of housing. My greatest value is keeping my eye on the good sense of the deal, not getting distracted by marketing pitches or sales trickery, and being supportive of my buyers and sellers. I encourage collaboration between client and agent, and despite the seriousness of the transaction, believe there is plenty of room for fun along the way!

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03/23/2016
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09/21/2015
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Monthly Market Update - April 2015 http://conta.cc/1RyE6xM
05/30/2015
Monthly Market Update - April 2015

Monthly Market Update - April 2015 http://conta.cc/1RyE6xM

Home prices in Pacific Union's East Bay region moved closer to the $1 million mark in April, with the median sales price increasing to $946,500. Homes in the region appear to be more coveted than ever, with eager buyers paying an average of 16 percent more than original price in order to close a dea…

Monthly Market Update  http://conta.cc/1Hw75g6
03/10/2015
Monthly Market Update

Monthly Market Update http://conta.cc/1Hw75g6

At $803,000, the January median sales price in our East Bay region was down from the preceding month but still 12.5 percent higher than it was at the same time last year. As has been the case for much of the past two years, the average East Bay buyer paid a premium to secure a home - about 4 percent…

East Bay Snapshot: 2014 vs. 2013 http://conta.cc/1FX5YJs
01/14/2015
East Bay Snapshot: 2014 vs. 2013

East Bay Snapshot: 2014 vs. 2013 http://conta.cc/1FX5YJs

 2014 Sales in most zip codes exceeded those in 2013.  What was very consistent throughout the year was the lack of inventory.  Though early in the new year, 2015 inventories remain low.  Call me for more details.   

Bon Appetit! http://conta.cc/1s5VkTM
11/05/2014
Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit! http://conta.cc/1s5VkTM

Here are just a few of the great dining spots in our area. If you'd like a personal recommendation for a particular event or visitor, feel free to call or email me. Our culinary choices are outstanding!

The+Best+of+the+East+Bay http://conta.cc/1r1HpQt
06/17/2014
The+Best+of+the+East+Bay

The+Best+of+the+East+Bay http://conta.cc/1r1HpQt

Pacific Union has the inside track on the East Bay! Here are our recommendations for some can't-miss options in our region. Let me know if you have recommendations of your own. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happenings in the East Bay http://conta.cc/1gnQSka
05/22/2014
Happenings in the East Bay

Happenings in the East Bay http://conta.cc/1gnQSka

Here are just a few local events that are coming up in the next few months. Please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions for this list. I'd love to hear from you.

Bay Area Home Prices Highest in U.S. in Fourth Quarter http://conta.cc/1mVVqAQ
03/05/2014
Bay Area Home Prices Highest in U.S. in Fourth Quarter

Bay Area Home Prices Highest in U.S. in Fourth Quarter http://conta.cc/1mVVqAQ

Two recent reports recount an exceptional 2013 in Bay Area residential real estate and deliver an optimistic forecast for the coming year. San Jose and San Francisco both posted double-digit year-over-year price hikes, while Northern California leads the country in smallest months' supply of invento...

The Best of the East Bay http://conta.cc/1cdR3s0
08/27/2013
The Best of the East Bay

The Best of the East Bay http://conta.cc/1cdR3s0

Pacific Union has the inside track on the East Bay! Here are our recommendations for some can't-miss options in our region. Let me know if you have recommendations of your own. I'd love to hear from you. 

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1900 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA
94611

Telephone

(510) 338-1307

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