Kathie Berg

I want my clients to understand the process, whether it is buying or selling, and to feel in control of that process. I want them to recognize their various options and to be able to choose the options that are best for them. Finally, I want them to feel that the experience and the process were good...that they achieved what they set out to achieve.

It was my husband Michael who convinced me to become a Realtor®. I was teaching art at James Logan High School in Union City under very difficult circumstances. Money for art programs was becoming scarce. Michael thought that anyone who enjoyed looking at houses and talking on the phone as much as I do, should sell property. In support of this enterprise, he took his broker’s exam so I would take my sales exam. I started my career at Marvin Gardens in 1982, the week that mortgage interest rates hit 22%. Selling real estate in that market required creativity and tenacity. In the early 1980s no transaction was easy. I learned to sell real estate by learning how to solve problems.
I fell in love with the process and the work. This is the career of a life time and I relish all aspects of the industry. I became an owner of Marvin Gardens Real Estate in 1986. Throughout the years I have maintained my position as an East Bay Real Estate Top Producer. As a native of the Bay Area I enjoy a comprehensive knowledge of East Bay Neighborhoods, their history and market trends. Armed with this knowledge, I advise my clients on the best strategies to employ to be the most effective whether they are buying or selling.

My daughter Ashley, who was my partner for a short time, has moved to Seattle.  She has inherited my love for the business of selling real estate and has become a successful realtor at Berkshire Hathaway in West Seattle.

"I cannot imagine a better real estate agent than Kathie Berg. When our family made the decision to sell my mother's house, Kathie came in with grace, intelligence and professionalism and made a difficult process so much easier...."
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