Anna & Greg
Anna May Broker, Broker Associate, Franchise Owner, Principal Broker in Hayward, CA
CDPE, CRS, e-Pro, GRI, REALTOR, SFR
Buyer Broker, Certified Notary, Co-Op, Commercial, Condominiums, Other, Probate, Relocation, Residential, Residential Investment, Short Sale, Single Family Homes, Townhomes
Anna May's real estate career started in the early 1990's as a loan consultant, eventually morphing into retail leasing and business sales as restaurant owner/franchisor. Her diverse business background is enhanced by her civic endeavors as a former elected official and housing authority commissioner. She is the youngest woman to win a City Council election in her hometown. Her signature City Council duties included decisions that protect private property rights in addition to kick-starting the film & media effort in her city. As a former Commissioner for the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, she introduced the first landlord to the Commission in many years, insisting that we must have balance in all endeavors.
Anna has earned several achievement awards and accolades over the years for her professional endeavors. In addition to being recognized as a top real estate agent, she was featured in the coveted East Bay Business Times "40 Under 40" shortly after being voted "Best Real Estate Agent" in the Daily Review reader's choice poll. A former Rotary Club President, she was recently presented with a "Rotarian of the Year Award" for the Rotary Club of F.U.N. Sunset where she has served as Membership Chair, having led the effort to gain a nearly 50% increase in membership. She now serves at the district level as Area 2 Membership Assistant.
She serves on the Board of Directors of APAPA East Bay, a non-profit, non-partisan civic engagement organization and has organized numerous candidate forums for those running for public office at the local and national level, putting her knowledge and contacts as a former elected official to work. She is also the Founder & President of the Mt. Eden High School Alumni Association & Educational Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the educational and creative pursuits of high school students. In an additional display of public education and responsible use of public funds support, she serves on the school district's Bond Oversight Committee.
There are several things that Anna is passionate about conveying to her real estate Clients:
ONE: She takes her role as a Seller or Buyer Agent seriously and only works with the most serious Buyers and Sellers. This ensures her time and talents in her real estate business are clearly focused on her Clients. She always asks to personally present her Buyer Clients' offers, especially in multiple competing offer situations. She clearly articulates the reasons a Seller may find her Buyers' offers acceptable and many a Buyer Client has benefited from her skills. For her Seller Clients, she clearly communicates what it would take for her Sellers to find a buyers' offer acceptable and has often negotiated for a higher amount in her Sellers' pockets, in part as a result of her creative marketing of each unique property.
TWO: She knows how important it is to network with fellow REALTORS. When she presents or reviews purchase contracts for her Buyer and Seller Clients, chances are, she has worked with the cooperating agent in the past on real estate transactions or has already built a strong reputation for being thorough, complete and fair, both in the REALTOR community and the community at large. This established business and community reputation is a definite advantage for her Clients' benefit.
THREE: She has a great team! In addition to having the best business partner, she also has a Buyers' Agents & Transaction Coordination assistants. Sharing the same office suite is a meticulous property management company that handles the landlord-tenant aspects of real estate. Having responsible and responsive people surrounding her enables her to do what she does best -- advocate for and promote the needs of her Clients.
Anna lives in the east bay with her husband and business partner Greg Jones. They love pit bulls and have two named "Piglet" and "Rufus the Dufus". As the organizing sponsors for "SantaCon Hayward", Anna leads the effort to infuse life into her downtown neighborhood every December to raise money and awareness for the local animal shelter. She occasionally shows up on TV commercials, film roles and print ads and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA...
Greg Jones Agent, Broker Associate, Franchise Owner, Managing Broker in Hayward, CA
CDPE, REALTOR, SFR
Certified Notary, Commercial, Condominiums, Residential, Short Sale, Single Family Homes, Townhomes
Greg Jones, Broker-Owner/REALTOR
- Residential, Residential Income, Short Sale, Land Use/Entitlements
- Multi-family Investment properties
- Past President, Women's Council of REALTORS Tri-Cities Chapter
- Past Board member, Hayward Chamber of Commerce
- Charter member, Asian Business Association
- Member, Hayward/Yi-Xing Sister City Committee
- Board member, Bay Area Chapter (BAC), Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
- Member, BayEAST Association of REALTORS
As a former City Manager of two California cities, Greg is uniquely qualified to assist with real estate transactions, including land use entitlements and commercial real estate sales & leasing. In particular, he can provide hands-on assistance in getting tenant improvements through local government processes so businesses can get open as quickly as possible.
Working alongside with his partner/wife Anna May, clients can be fully assisted with their desires to sell or purchase residential property, including luxury estates, first-time purchases, move-up buyers, down-sizing sellers and investment properties. Together, they bring insight to the inter-relationships of real estate, community, business and government.
Recognizing Greg’s talents and reputation for getting things done, his neighborhood association made him the President after he’d only lived in the neighborhood for a few months. As the Historic Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association President, he consistently had officers from the Hayward Police Department present at each neighborhood meeting and represented the neighborhood at City Hall on a number of issues. Greg is also active in the broader community as a former Director for his Chamber of Commerce, and current Hayward City Council Member, among other community activities he regularly supports. Greg also helps support the community with updates on events through www.365ThingsToDoInHayward.com . If you have an item you would like to promote, email him with details!
Greg and Anna especially enjoy working with Seniors, First Time Buyers, business owners, sellers and relocations. Their expertise particularly extends to distressed property owners who need advice and counsel. As Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), they work with clients on a confidential basis to assist them through their options.
As a team, they also keep our sense of humor with their perspectives about real estate and related issues in their "He Said - She Said" blog column. The views "from the Cave" and "from the Throne" can be quite different, so why not have some fun with it? Visit their blog on this site to see their back-and-forth about their work in real estate!