Top 1% Realtor in the Bay Area in 2018
Represented 24 listings in 2018
Founder of District Homes, a team of dedicated, diverse, and talented real estate professionals that combines decades of collective experience backed by a modern and innovative technology approach. A perfect combination of a boutique approach and the latest in technology and marketing.
Over 100 5-star yelp reviews – Check the link and make sure you review also the hidden testimonials (as yelp has changed its algorithm…)
Raised in Barcelona, Anna is fluent in Spanish, Catalan and Italian and has a Law Degree from the University of Barcelona. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, a Cal professor, and their two daughters, who attended Berkeley public schools.
Anna was wonderful to work with as we prepared for and sold (at a price that exceeded expectations) our beloved family home of almost 50 years. From our first meeting to the signing of our final papers, Anna’s caring presence and professional savvy were invaluable in so many ways.
She made what was a very daunting task feel manageable and was with us every step of the way with sound advise and a keen understanding of what our family was feeling emotionally. Anna’s responsiveness throughout was second to none and by the end of our journey we thought of her as a close family friend. We would highly recommend Anna to anyone embarking on a this journey – you’ll be glad to have her on your side!Ken M
Anna is as good as it gets.. She helped us navigate our way through all the preparatory work getting our house ready to sell, took care of the inevitable issues that arose, marketed the house beautifully and ultimately helped us find a wonderful buyer. We moved out of town before the house went on the market, and Anna was in constant contact with us, consulting with inspectors and an entire team whose only purpose, it seemed to us, was showcasing our home’s unique beauty. When a large branch crashed down on the street just before an open house, we found out about it from a neighbor and called Anna in a panic. “I got this,” she calmly said. And she did. The branch was gone that day. Maybe the thing we loved most about Anna was how much she also loved our house. It had been our home for many years, and it truly meant something to us that she saw what we saw in it and did a fantastic job conveying that to others. Selling a home is stressful, we knew. We needn’t have worried. Anna guided the whole process, calmed us when we were stressed, and was a vigilant advocate for us all along the way. We couldn’t have found a better agent!Tom M.
Anna came highly recommended to us by our neighbor and she lived up to her reputation. My favorite part of working with her, was that she allowed me to be hands off because it was an emotional journey for me getting our sweet house ready for someone else to enjoy. She chose the carpet, light fixtures, paint etc and everything, including the staging was beautiful. It was as low stress as possible and she took care of all of the behind the scenes problems without complaints. I am going to have to highly recommend her because she couldn’t have possible done a better job. Thank you, Anna! Keep doing your magic!Gretchen M.
Anna Bellomo is an outstanding realtor, and our recommendation of her work, is woefully overdue.
My brother and I decided to sell our parent’s house, and our childhood home, in late 2017. We began our search for a realtor sorting through over 20 realtor postcards and letters, but after several interviews, we knew we hadn’t found our realtor. Our search continued online, and in February, 2018, we knew we found our realtor on the day we met Anna and walked with her through our parent’s home.
How did we know? Anna’s reputation preceded her: online reviews exceeded top notch as were many others’ comments: knowledgeable, dependable, and hard worker. She is highly regarded by her peers in the realty business. The day we met, Anna stood out from the others because of her professionalism and her ability to transmit her humility, humanity and respect for cultural diversity with warmth.
Anna’s communication is clear, direct, and kind. While she was managing multiple listings, she is highly responsive to our calls, and an exceptional forward thinker, anticipating our needs. My brother lived 50 miles away, and I live out of state. In the next two months, Anna deftly coordinated the vendors who prepared our home for listing. We worked closely with Anna by phone, text, and email, and always had input into important details, such as, the listing price.
Our parent’s home was listed for two weeks in April, 2018, with 2 open houses: all while I was out of the country on cruise vacation. Anna and her associate’s expertise and customer service made the process seem so easy. We closed in less than a month and at a substantially higher selling price over listing.
Our experience working with Anna was exceptional, and we are both grateful to have found her, and to have the opportunity to sell our parent’s home to a family who we hope will find happiness and contentment in the home that we had, growing up. Thanks again so much, Anna!
Brian and Anne
Anna helped my mother sell her house in Rockridge. She went above and beyond to get us the best price on the house. My mom is single and I live out of town. Anna was like a stand in family member and handled so many small and large details that I couldn’t be there for. She was a dream to work with. The house looked amazing and we got top dollar for it. We were sold on Anna after our first meeting with her. From the very beginning we felt confident in her abilities and we were right!!! She was amazing.Faye B.
Anna walked us through the process of selling our home every step of the way and was always courteous, prompt and extremely professional. Our house sold exactly within the price range that she had predicted. I can highly recommend her.Anthony K.
We can’t say enough great things about Anna. She was everything we were looking for in an agent and more. She was kind, patient, listened to all our needs, had great suggestions which helped our home become a “hot home” on Redfin right off the bat and become the #1 looked at home in the Maxwell Park neighborhood when it was on the market. She wasn’t pushy at all, very understanding and helped make the stressful process of selling a home not stressful with confident and calm reassurance that we were on the right path. We felt extremely confident putting our trust into her hands. We highly recommend Anna!S D.
Anna is absolutely terrific. She truly takes the time to get to know her clients’ objectives and provides intelligent and candid advice and opinions. For instance, she will tell you if she doesn’t think a particular house is for you and give you the well thought out reasons. She is incredibly knowledgeable about East Bay neighborhoods and houses, she knows how other brokers operate, and she knows the market dynamics. All of that means that she really knows how to win — It was her advice on a specific topic that may have helped seal the deal for our bid. She consistently goes above and beyond in her dedication to clients — she is incredibly responsive and helpful, and an absolute pleasure to work with. We are so happy to have worked with her and would highly recommend her to others.Erik K.
anna is absolutely terrific
she got us a great house and sold our old one at a very good price
she’s smart, intelligent, and extremely pleasant to work with.
actually, i can’t say enough good things about her.
she is far and above the best realtor my wife and i have ever worked with.
i recommend her highly and without any reservations!
We had a rental property in Oakland we decided to sell. We are out of town owners so we took to the internet to research realtors. After seeing the positive reviews on YELP, we visited Anna’s website. We were impressed with her website and liked what we read so we contacted her. A message was sent, and within minutes, she contacted us. We arranged to meet with Anna at the property. We were not disappointed. Anna is professional, honest, personal, knowledgeable, passionate, caring, enthusiastic, and most of all, she has vision. We gave her the listing and she ran with it. She is a mover and a shaker.
Anna took care of arranging everything to get the house ready to put on the market. Being out of town owners, she made that part of the transaction stress free. Anna also has a wealth of professional vendors that are excellent and there for her. The end result was beautiful. Anna delivered!! The house sold within days, over asking price and with multiple offers. Brava, Anna. You are a gem!! We would highly, without hesitation, recommend Anna. Thank you again for all your hard work. It truly was a pleasure working with you.Kat M.
I’m not a review-writer but can’t help but take a moment to share our overwhelmingly positive review of Anna Bellomo. Anna helped us with our first house sale and it couldn’t have gone better. We had no decent referrals as we began our search process to find a realtor, but Anna’s name kept popping up with high marks. I can honestly say she’s earned all the positive regard. In all our dealings with her, Anna was prompt, friendly, cooperative, flexible and responsive. She gave us very constructive feedback about our house, and guided us through the necessary repairs, inspections and staging process. We appreciated how she educated us about the market and her pricing approach. Due to her marketing efforts, we ended up closing significantly higher than our asking price. The negotiation process was smooth and simple, and we were grateful that Anna operated in such an ethical manner with all parties. In short, we cannot recommend her enough and would highly encourage others to engage Anna.Kathy M.
I picked the perfect agent! Anna is very knowledgeable and professional. She provided candid and accurate information about various neighborhoods and potential individual house issues. I’d say the best part of her representation was her honesty about considerations for each house. I looked for a house for over a year and she talked me down from several that I wanted to consider. I am SO glad that she did as I would have had buyers remorse! Instead, I found the house of my dreams, perfect for my circumstances. She is always responsive and still provides helpful information post closing. I truly consider her a friend and appreciate the great care I received throughout the process.Linda W
Anna Bellomo is the ideal real estate agent. She is detail oriented, knows the market, and has an excellent reputation in the community of agents. She promised to relieve us of stress in the sale of our house, and delivered beyond our imaginations.
She arranged for the inspections, consulted with colorists for painting, suggested stagers, supervised changes in lighting fixtures, and kept an eye on cost effective changes. The house was transformed and presented beautifully. Anna arranged for a photographer, created print brochures and an online web presence.
Anna is a great communicator- responsive to questions about processes, able to reassure clients about timelines and documentation, and efficient in her calls and emails. I was impressed with her abilities in the process and completely satisfied with the results.
We hired Anna to be our selling agent based on her reviews, and I’m happy to report that she lived up her 5-star reviews. She is very professional, has great judgment and she always looked out for our best interest. She was very on top of things, is timely, ethical and we felt very informed throughout the process. She also gave us great advice. She helped get our house ready for sale in a cost effective manner and with a great team of vendors she has rapport with. She has excellent project management skills, communication skills and was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we were informed and didn’t need to worry about anything. Having Anna lead our house sale effort allowed us to be hands off which we really appreciated. We trusted her judgment completely, and we were impressed with how she advised us through the negotiations, ultimately getting us great results. We’d hire her again in a heartbeat for selling or buying. If you are looking for an agent in the bay area, we highly recommend Anna.F P
When we decided to sell our house in Oakland, we looked no further than Anna, who we had worked with four years prior to buy our house. To say she is phenomenal is an understatement – she is the best, hands down. We met with her a few months prior to us putting our house on the market to discuss what we should do to get it ready. Anna has a great awareness of what is happening in the housing market and had spot on suggestions for improvements (our house looked so good!). We moved out of our house and she and another agent from her company handled everything – all of the contractors, painters, stagers, and cleaners to prepare the house. We did little to nothing to get the house ready!
Anna and the other agent kept us well informed of everything along the process – how the improvements were going and how the open houses went. We received multiple offers on our home and Anna helped us to select the best offer for us. The sale went extremely smooth and was quick and easy!
After we decided to buy in another state, we asked her if she knew any real estate agents in our new city. She didn’t but went through a process of vetting a new agent for us! We did not expect this at all and just shows again how amazing she is, even though we were no longer working with her.
Anna is really the best and has ruined us for all other real estate agents! Our new agent was great, but my husband said at one point that his expectations were so high from working with Anna that it almost felt unfair to the new person. You really cannot compare her to anyone else.
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My husband and I were referred to Anna through friends. We had a phenomenal experience working with her from start to finish. She gives great, frank advice and really knows North Oakland and Berkeley. She listened to what we wanted and stuck to that when we started to second guess ourselves. She was always available and very responsive, even at night and on weekends.
Anna prepared us for a long search given the current housing market, then pulled a magic trick and found us a pre-market house that we wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise. We were expecting the process to take six months to a year, and we moved into our new home in about six weeks (from when we started looking). We were a little sad that we found a place so fast and didn’t get to spend longer working with Anna!
Even after we signed the papers, Anna continued to support us with multiple contractor referrals and information on how to transfer and set up our utilities. She even scheduled some of the required work for us!
We highly recommend Anna and have told anyone who will listen how great she is!Julie J.
Anna was our selling agent, and she was great! She is highly professional, very helpful, and made the process easy for us. In fact, we sold our home in Richmond without ever doing a formal MLS listing. We did not want an open house, nor to worry about lookers pocketing our stuff. Anna sent out an email to a list of the best agents, describing our home with a very attractive brochure – using the best photographer in the Bay Area to take some very attractive shots.
It did not take long before we had a full price offer from some good buyers, and we closed the deal on very good terms that made it simple for us to move to the new home within our timeframe — a tricky part to get right.
Anna knew the best people to use for home inspection, pest inspection, cleanup for the new owners and everyone else involved in a home sale transaction. We’ve done a lot of household moves with buys and sells on each end. Anna has been the most professional and most personable agent we have dealt with. Anna is the best!Kevin M.
Don’t sell your house without Anna! Her knowledge of the marketplace is invaluable. She’s very skilled in knowing how you should market your place and to whom. We’re designers and architects, so we thought we knew more than anyone about what should be done to prepare our house. But her direction taught us where to spend our money and what could be left alone. Pricing the house is key, and her attention to getting that right was the most valuable information we could have received. She says, “it’s not about the volume of offers, it’s about the quality.” Anna is highly respected in the real estate community and we found that it seemed that the quality of real estate agents and offers were better since they trusted that she would be selling better properties. Lastly, she was a true delight to work with, from her phenomenal ideas, to her problem solving ability to her creativity….all top notch!Sheri B.
We sold our house recently in the North and East neighborhood of Richmond. Anna was the best. She worked with us from the very start to the end . She was easy to work with, had great design ideas for staging and fixing up the home and was just very personable. She was always calm, listened to our concerns and had great feedback. I highly recommend her and would work with her again without hesitation. We really had a great experience and an amazing sales price!Joel M.
My husband and I moved to the East Bay 1 year ago from Ohio where things are done considerably different. Based on her positive reviews on Yelp, we contacted Anna when looking to find a home. At our first meeting, she sat us down and laid out the local housing market in great detail, filling us in on the behind the scenes details (what makes for a desirable offer, referrals for lenders, neighborhood information, etc). When she looks at houses with you, she points out all the things that may be an issue, she is not interested in making a quick sale, she wants to you to be very happy with the home you choose. It is because of her deep knowledge and guidance that we were able to secure the house we wanted in our #1 desired neighborhood (Rockridge in Oakland) on the very first home that we placed an offer on. She feels more like a friend who’s got your back (and knows everyone in town who can get you what you need). Do yourself a solid and call Anna, we’re so very glad that we did. Best real estate experience we’ve ever had.P H
I highly recommend Anna! With her expertise, we won our first bid on a home we love in Oakland. She was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, and kind. She made what could have been a stressful experience into a positive, easy one. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.Kara R
WE LOVE ANNA! My husband and I just purchased our first home in the East Bay with Anna. We had the best possible experience with Anna as our agent.Carly D.
Anna is trustworthy, accurate, and offers practical advice. She is also just a fun down-to-earth person that I look forward to staying in touch with. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone house-hunting in the East Bay.Gal R.
Her charm as well as her professionalism made the entire process painless and enjoyable. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the east bay. She is terrific.Tracy C.
Anna is the BEST! I can’t say enough great things about Anna. I feel so fortunate to have met her!! I have already recommended her to all of my friends who are looking for a house in the Berkeley area and hope that they work with her!Kelley M.
She’s very smart, knowledgeable of the local market, patient, professional, and a kind person top it off! […] The world of real estate is a complex field and having someone as nice and straight forward as Anna is truly an asset.Erick B.
She is everything you could ever ask for in a real estate agent – excellent communication, knowledgeable, and willing to go above and beyond. We can’t think of a better partner for your home search.Roger C.
My husband and I found Anna through Yelp, and we were so glad we did. […] I don’t think we could have had a better experience with a sale and I highly recommend Anna!Cynthia V
Anna has become well-connected and respected in the East Bay Realty world and in the community, which I think can help when trying to get a good price for your property or being the winning bid on a house. I highly recommend her services. You cannot do better than Anna.Choosy L.
Don’t hesitate – work with Anna! I have worked with other realtors before, but with Anna I felt I’m in the hands of an expert, which really allowed this process to involve as little anxiety as possible. […] Way to go, Anna!Naama R.
We bought a beautiful home on our first offer — and that was all because of Anna — her management of the negotiations, her contacts, and her reputation. […] I would wholeheartedly recommend Anna, and will certainly contact her again if we buy a new home!Magdalena C.
She exceeded all my expectations of a real estate agent. [… ] I would hire her again for any property I have to sell in the Bay Area or would want to buy in the Bay Area. I’m sorry that Yelp only offers 5 stars because she deserves 10 stars.Bill W.
I just sold my home in the Berkeley hills with Anna as my selling agent. She held my hand through the entire process, explaining everything and giving great advice and ideas.
Through it all, Anna made a difficult and emotional task as pleasant as possible. She goes the extra mile and I can’t recommend her services highly enough!
We cannot recommend Anna enough! She’s very friendly, flexible, hard-working, knowledgeable and very much has your interest at heart. And the best thing is: She doesn’t end with getting done what needs to get done. She always went out of her way to help us.Tom A.
Anna was our agent this past spring (2015) and she helped us find and close on a house in less than two months. When it came to buying our home, she knew all of the right questions to ask and made sure that we got answers. She knows the Berkeley area, she knows houses, the agents, the contractors, pretty much everyone! I guess I can’t say enough about her–she really is the best.Karla S.
Anna Bellomo was an incredible delight to work with. She is savvy, patient, communicative and made the process of selling our home seamless. In addition to her professional and courteous demeanor, her extensive list of resources is impressive (from roofers during the largest rain storm of the season, to the best croissants at broker’s tours). Her adeptness at problem solving and foresight were beyond valuable. Moreover, her honesty and insights were also very much appreciated. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!Jessica F.
‘I recently had the pleasure of working on an escrow with Anna. I was impressed with both her personality and how well she handled the transaction during escrow. She always came through and is a great agent. Her clients are lucky to work with her!!’Tania S.
‘I have been working with Anna for several months now and I can say confidently that she is the best sales person and agent I have had the pleasure of working with. Anna genuinely tries to understand what you are looking for. I am excited to continue working with Anna and I am thrilled to recommend her to others […].’Simon L.
‘Anna is the best of the best. I can’t remember how we originally connected (don’t know, Yelp reviews maybe?), but we felt she would be a good fit for us early on. Bravisimo to Anna for being an incredible agent — she is much more than that! A friend, a confidant, a challenger, and a connector […].’Katy M.
‘Anna is incredibly available at any time, over any communication channel, which makes you understand how dedicated she is to support you (and bear in mind that she also has a family!). Last but not least it was a very fun experience dealing with her as she fluently speaks Italian and Spanish, sharing both Mediterranean mindeset and humor.’Fabrizio D.
‘Anna has a way of making you feel very comfortable and supported as you find yourself in the midst of making tough decisions in the process of selling your home. She has become our official goto Realtor for any of our future needs. Thank you Anna for everything you did for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.’Naz F
‘I would recommend her to anyone looking in the Berkeley and surrounding areas. She is extremely knowledgeable and a good communicator. We really appreciated her patience and advice and most of all, sense of humour! She was more like a good friend than an agent and we really trusted her opinions and advice.’Sara H.
‘Anna is great! Beyond from her calm, friendly and easy personality, she is a real professional. She absolutely engenders a warm feeling from you immediately and follows that up with professionalism. She is a real advocate for her client and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the East Bay!’Brady T.
‘Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Anna. We are first time buyers and were guided the whole way through this crazy process with such care and professionalism. She provided us excellent information on all of the listings that we visited, had a keen eye for potential issues and accommodated our schedule for all of the viewings that we attended.’Mirit G.
‘Anna has a rare and precious combination of outstanding people skills, and an excellent commercial and strategic mind! I can’t recommend her highly enough. I deeply appreciated Anna’s professionalism, integrity, and creativity when it came to closing our house purchase. [… ]We could not have been happier to have her on our side!’Paula B.
‘My wife and I recently bought our first home, and I can’t imagine navigating the process without Anna. She is everything a professional should be: competent, timely, knowledgeable, friendly, unflappable and incredibly good at her job. […] I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.’Rachel J.
‘Anna was fantastic to work with! Anna is energetic, proficient, and a pleasure to work with. If we have the opportunity to acquire more income property, we’ll work with her again. Anna was on top of every detail, and has provided us with good advice on service providers who are helping us prep the place for rent.!’Glenn F.