A Review from my Colleague, Ruth Stroup

Here is what my colleague, Ruth Stroup has to say in her review of my work:

“Doug has a great balance of professionalism and humor – and you need that these days when buying or selling real estate.”

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Crocker Charmer

Located in the bustling Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland, this Chic 4+ bedroom 2 bath bungalow combines the charming architecture of the 1920’s with the comfort of today’s modern amenities.

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Chic Urban Condo

This sleek, modern and hip downtown Oakland loft style condo is built to impress. The main entrance to the unit is a private street entrance. Upon entering the living room, one immediately notes the two story tall ceiling, and plenty of space.  The unit features cement floors, a modern, eat-in kitchen, two full bedrooms and two full baths, a private street entrance and an outdoor patio.

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Oakland Magazine’s Best Realtor x 2!

Many thanks to my clients and friends who voted for me in the 2104 Oakland Magazine Best of contest! I really appreciate it. This marks the second time I have been bestowed this honor. Check it out here. You will have to scroll down about 3/4 of the way, but there I am! Take some time and peruse the other winners too. logo-oak

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Giant Long’s Store at 51st Closing

I have known that it was going to happen for quite a long while, but the time is finally here. This Saturday is the last day for the giant 87,000 square foot drug store will be open for business. In my mind it is always Long’s Drugs… even though it hasn’t held that moniker in years. I used to go to buy plants, potting soil, thread, school supplies, you name it. I bought my last crock pot there at 2 AM when I had a middle of the night crock pot emergency.

I have eaten many hot dogs with saurkraut at the Top Dog in the front of the store, and I have made many keys for my listings at the key copier in the lobby as well.

But alas. Saturday its all going away so that Safeway can build some new monstrosity. Check out the SFGate story about the end of an era here.


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Laurel Bungalow

Located in Oakland’s Laurel District, this extraordinary example of a California Craftsman bungalow is charming inside and out. This home features beautiful hardwood floors throughout, a formal dining room, a spacious yard, two bedrooms, one bath, a plus room off the kitchen, and an enclosed rear porch. Be sure to check out the brand new roof and gutters. Ample storage space is available in the cellar, and offstreet parking is located conveniently behind the home.

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