We are strong believers in building upon what’s already established. After Anna had already been an associate with the Realty World Neighbors brokerage since 2002, we bought this boutique independent brokerage in 2011 after our long-time broker/owner decided he was ready to retire and shut it down.
Shut it down? No! What an opportunity we saw! An ideal location next to a restaurant, blocks from coffee shops, more restaurants, BART, a cinema and other live entertainment venues, not to mention a few blocks from home! We have now been the owners of this business for nearly 10 years. After buying the brokerage, we continued investing in our downtown neighborhood by keeping the business open. We renewed thelease, signed another lease and moved one block north into the historical society building, exercised an option to extend the lease, renewed our Realty World Neighbors franchise…and 10 years goes by so fast! We are very selective about who we surround ourselves with and have three top-notch solid, well-established and trustworthy associates in our office: Matt McGrath and Stacey Bristow.
Realty World Neighbors has served as a community hub for many years. We’ve hosted chamber of commerce mixers, artist receptions, board meetings and training sessions for non-profit organizations in our homey conference room, phone banking, headquarters and receptions for non-partisan grass-roots candidates running for public office (including both of our own successful City Council campaigns). We gather to plan for various events and charity fundraisers. Our office has also been filled with love when we bring in one or both of our rescue dogs to keep us company.
Most of our business comes from personal referrals so if you’re here learning about us, we hope it was a satisfied client who told you about us. Or was it someone familiar with one of the many charitable organizations we support who told you about us? Maybe you remember the work we did when we served in the capacity of elected officials at the City?
Whatever it was that brought you here to learn about us, we thank you for visiting. We are exploring options on how to continue operating our business successfully while keeping our commitment to our community in the age of the pandemic. Our office is open by appointment and we are also available to meet “virtually” for the safety and convenience of our clients and potential clients.
We hope to “meet” you very soon!
Anna May (& Greg Jones)