Anthony helped us find and buy our first home in Elmwood, a very desirable neighborhood in Berkeley. He knew it was the right house for us before we did! The sellers have told us repeatedly how much they liked Anthony; he was respectful, professional and approachable and presenting our offer and he definitely sealed the deal. Before meeting Anthony, we were not even in the ballpark in terms of price range. Looking back on it, before Anthony, we really were clueless about how the market works and made three unsuccessful offers, all because of a lack of understanding of the market. Working with the right agent, one who is in the know and in the mix, is imperative. Anthony helped us understand the market and the bidding process. He was always spot on in terms of price. Most importantly, Anthony offered us something that other agents could not: trust. We trusted his judgment every step of the way. We are so happy to be in our new house!
Anthony is a highly professional and experienced gentleman who will (with his excellent team) gently lead you through the process of selling your home. He is extremely knowledgeable of all that must be done in order to make the process as smooth and easy as possible. He is especially adept at marketing the property and will devise a marketing plan that works well, using local as well as national media. I was especially impressed with the work of Anthony’s photographer who was able to show my property in its best possible light.
Anthony is very aware of local market conditions and will help you arrive at a price that brings the highest number of potential buyers to view your property . In sum and in short, I had 14 offers on my home and sold at more than 54% of asking, with no contingencies!
Anthony Riggins is an excellent realtor who helped us navigate our home search in the East Bay. The home buying process can be very daunting for first-time homebuyers, especially in the current market. His exceptional knowledge of Crocker Highlands and the Oakland real estate market was crucial to purchasing our first home and we are so grateful to have had him on our side. Anthony’s top notch negotiating skills made the challenge of closing on a home a breeze. We highly recommend Anthony and his team of professionals to lead your search towards getting the home you want!
Anthony Riggins is practically synonymous with Crocker Highlands, and when we decided to sell our longtime home there his office was the first call we made. Anthony and assistant Shannon Noe were extremely helpful throughout the process, from connecting us with trusted contractors and inspectors and advising on what prep work would bring a good return on investment, to developing a go-to-market strategy and selecting and negotiating the right offer. The outcome far exceeded our expectations, and we’re happy we chose Team Riggins and would do so again.
Anthony’s reputation precedes him throughout the Bay Area, and when we were looking for our next home (not in the Oakland/Berkeley area) we were surprised to meet no fewer than three other agents at open houses whom he had mentored.
Anthony is the consummate professional and I don’t think there is anyone better in the East Bay about getting the most value out of the property for sale and finding the winning price for a purchase. We worked with him on both a home sale and a purchase in 2009 and then again in 2013. It was a genuine pleasure for us to work with him and he would be the first person we would call if we were to move again. For our recent sale and purchase, we also had the pleasure of working with some of the people on his team, Nicole Tamayo and Shannon Noe. We found them to be very dedicated and were available whenever we had questions or needed advice. Anthony and his team deftly guided us through all the steps along the way.
For both of the houses that we sold, Anthony did a great job explaining the market conditions and setting strategy. It put our minds at ease to have such thorough, considerate care given to us. He also has access to a network of competent professionals that helped us prepare our homes for sale. We are very pleased with the interest our homes generated and our final sales. We were equally impressed with Anthony’s ability to navigate our home purchases. He goes into the situations to win. Both purchases were very competitive with many offers on the houses. His experience in this market, knowledge of the people involved, and his perceptiveness all came into play as we crafted the offer for him to present. We love our new house and feel very fortunate that Anthony was on our side.
My husband and I had met Anthony several times over the years at neighborhood open houses, and always enjoyed chatting with him about homes in the area and the local market. When we decided to sell our first home, he was the only realtor we called. His name is synonymous with Crocker Highlands real estate, and although his business has expanded over the years to include amazing properties in Piedmont and Berkeley, Crocker is still his home turf – and he was enthusiastic about working with us to sell our little house.
We put our house on the market during what turned out to be an unusual July, but Anthony’s unsurpassed local knowledge and sharp market instinct helped us navigate our options for marketing the house. He listened patiently to our questions and concerns, gave confident and thoughtful recommendations, and was accessible to us whenever we reached out to him.
In the end, Anthony helped us secure an all-cash, no-contingencies offer from a wonderful buyer at more than 16% over our asking price. We are so happy with the outcome of our first selling experience and would happily recommend him.