Welcome! Get to Know Rebecca Brooks and Climb Real Estate

Residential Transitional Specialist Moving You Across Bridges – I have almost 20 years of experience in moving clients from one home to another in different Bay Area neighborhoods, and I specialize in helping San Francisco sellers move either across the GG Bridge to Marin or over the Bay Bridge to the East Bay neighborhoods of Oakland/Berkeley & beyond. Most of my past sales have occurred in San Francisco, with my Marin county activity a close second, and then with additional sales up and down the Peninsula, north up towards Sonoma/Napa and east towards Walnut Creek or Pleasanton.  My real estate ‘roots’ are in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, where I first started out in the mid 1990’s.  I have lived in many different neighborhoods in all parts of our Bay Area and know my geography and inventory very well.

For Sellers – I am a property preparation expert with a wide network of service providers and vendors. A large percentage of my client base consists of out-of-area sellers who need extra help project managing the small details. I hold a “Seller’s Residential Specialist” designation, and I have extensive experience with getting properties ready for the open market.  The remaining bulk of my seller clientele consists of referrals from past clients, and new clients who read my on-line reviews (click on icons at the bottom of the page for my Yelp/Zillow/Trulia reviews.)

For Buyers – I specialize in customized home searches, provide personalized attention & use my experience, tricks and tools to guide you through this fast-paced competitive atmosphere and help you craft a compelling offer.   I have extensive knowledge of ‘coming soon’ & ‘off market listings’ and am especially savvy when it comes to helping buyers purchase units in newly constructed buildings; our brokerage gets invitations to all of the pre-sale private showing events at almost all of the new construction sales offices (because Climb agents sell so many, the new construction sales teams LOVE us!).

Climb Real Estate is not one of your ‘traditional’ real estate brokerages; we are innovative, creative, technologically savvy & forward-thinking. We are modern in all aspects of our business, including hi-tech marketing methods & materials. We are a cohesive group that shares information which allows all of us to better serve our clients. For a veteran Realtor who has been around awhile and worked in various corporate or family-owned brokerages, I can vouch for our company’s  culture of helping each other and working together to create ‘win-win’ situations for our clients.  I am proud to be a part of one of the most respected & rapidly growing brokerages in the Bay Area.

Contact me if you want to know about all of the ‘coming soon’ and ‘off market’ or ‘pocket’ listings – I’ve got the inside track!

 

OUR TESTIMONIALS

  • After working with Rebecca to purchase our condo in SF over three years ago, it seemed only natural that we would work with her again when we were looking to buy our first single family home. Even though our search was focused in Oakland this time, there was absolutely no hesitation; we knew Rebecca would represent us well. After looking for a bit and coming up short on a few properties, we were able to score big on a great home and were even able to negotiate a price reduction! Rebecca was then able to quickly act and sell our condo for us above asking and in record speed. (It hadn’t even been listed on the MLS!)

    Working with Rebecca is always a great experience and we can’t recommend her enough. She’s insightful, dependable, and always follows through while giving you the results you expect.

    Neal C., seller & buyer
  • Working with Rebecca was an absolute pleasure. I’ve worked with her on a couple occasions now (on both the buyer and sellers side) and will again on my next San Francisco real-estate transaction. In both cases, she represented my interests extremely well. During the sale of my home, Rebecca handled every detail while I had to travel out of town during a very short escrow. I didn’t have to worry about anything. Being able to count on her and know that all aspects of the transaction would be taken care of made the world of a difference for me. I highly recommend Rebecca Brooks to anyone that is looking to work with an agent here in SF.

    Tarryn T., seller & buyer
  • We couldn’t recommend Rebecca more highly! She’s thoroughly professional and experienced, meticulously detail-oriented, and an aggressive advocate for her listing. More than that, she’s a genuinely caring person. If we hadn’t known better we might have thought that ours was her only listing, given the amount of time she devoted to us and her immediate responses to all of our communications. There was never a time during the listing and sale of our condo when we felt she wasn’t on top of things, from marketing to communications to the painstaking details of coordinating with HOA and parking management. She’s a real pro and a thoroughly enjoyable person with whom to work. How good it is to find an agent and a friend in the same person.

    Richard M., seller
  • I started looking for an apartment in San Francisco in August. After a month an and half my first realtor wasn’t able to suggest any places that matched my needs. I was about to give up when a very good friend of mine told me that he found a place thanks to the help of Rebecca. I immediately contacted her and I explained what were my needs. The first selection of places that Rebecca sent to me had already many interesting options. My first offer for an apartment wasn’t successful but, another unit was free in the same building and with the experience of Rebecca I was able to win the bid and get that one. In only 2 months from meeting Rebecca I was able to get my first apartment!
    It was my first time buying an apartment and Rebecca was great! She was explaining me all I needed to know and she was always available for answering more questions in a very clear way. I would definitely recommend Rebecca to my next friend that needs to buy a house and to anybody that need somebody very experienced, with great communication skills and professionalism!

    Gianpiero N., buyer
  • Rebecca was simply outstanding. She helped me find the home that I wanted and I couldn’t be happier. The communication between us was fantastic. You can tell she knew exactly what I was looking for and the strategy she advised was the right one. She was also super available and very professional in guiding me throughout the process. I have already recommended her to one of my best friends.

    Andrea I., buyer
  • We recently had the privilege of working with Rebecca to find a condo/loft for our 25 yr. old daughter. Because we do not live in San Francisco, making an expensive purchase (sight unseen) in an extremely competitive market could have been overwhelming and stressful. From the moment we began the process, Rebecca was the ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL. There was never a doubt that she had our backs!!! We are now proud owners of a loft. Thank you, Rebecca, for making this transaction happen!

    Pamela F., buyer
  • We couldn’t be more happy with Rebecca Brooks at Climb! First of all, we asked her to do nearly the impossible by selling our condo concurrent with purchasing our new home, but she made the sale happen in record time and got us a great price! She was there for us every step of the way, and there were some rough steps for sure, but regardless she always made us feel like everything was under control and things were going smoothly. Rebecca was also super clear with us when explaining things and answered any questions or concerns with grace and confidence at any time of the day. We would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone!

    Natalia S., seller
  • I was very fortunate to have been referred to Rebecca Brooks by Renee Adelman, owner of San Francisco Modern. Renee referred her by saying, “She is a really hard worker and will do a great job for you.” She was so right! Rebecca was amazing in so many ways- She is very pleasant and positive and has a wonderful can-do attitude. Her follow through is timely, she is knowledgeable and thorough. She did not hesitate to literally roll up her sleeves to help me by painting, shoveling, or sweeping. How did I get so lucky? Her demeanor and negotiating skills helped make for a drama free showing, sale and escrow, with the house selling in one week for over asking price. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Rebecca is fabulous!

    Toni L., seller
  • Rebecca sized the local market, we spoke about a fair price (which was the upper end of the range), and I also wanted a quick sale. After her marketing and three open houses in the first ten days on the market, we received an offer at exactly what I wanted from a very qualified buyer. She continued to market and had one last open house, received a back-up offer “just in case” at a higher price point, which gave me comfort. We recorded the close of escrow as scheduled. End-to-end, the entire process was only five and a half weeks. I would certainly recommend both Rebecca at Climb Real Estate and Hilary Davis at Marin Modern – they are a good team.

    Robert P., seller
  • Rebecca Brooks is the consummate real estate agent. From start to finish she was present explaining each step of this unusual and life changing process. Rebecca was transparent and knowledgeable while walking me through the stages. She always made sure I was fully informed so that I could participate and make a confident decision every step of the way. Her expertise made a dream come to life. She was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her.

    Roberta G., buyer
  • A very good friend referred me to Rebecca. And by refer, I mean he raved about his experience with Rebecca and how she went above and beyond for him. I found every word he said about her to be true. Working with Rebecca was awesome! As a first time buyer I felt comfortable going through the entire complicated process with her help. From taking me to many different showings and researching comps on properties I was interested in, I felt very well informed at all times. We were involved in a very competitive bidding process and we won! Rebecca kept in close contact with sellers and put me in a great position to make my offer as attractive as possible. The selling agent even noted Rebecca for her great communication and professionalism.
    I was thrilled with my experience with Rebecca and like my friend who recommended her to me, I would happily refer Rebecca to anyone I know.

    Walter W., buyer
  • Rebecca Brooks is an amazing, top notch Realtor. Her extensive experience really paid off when we found ourselves putting in an offer on an REO. She immediately found out important specifics about the property which revealed it would be difficult to get a loan for this property. The loan broker we were working with made the comment, ‘Your Realtor is really on top of things. If you worked with a less experienced Realtor, you could have wasted a lot of time and money. I’m really impressed’. So we are not the only one really impressed with Rebecca. She always immediately and appropriately responds to every obstacle and is in constant communication with us.

    Whether it was finding a lender for a complicated property situation, or finding a flat wall plug so that the stove could be pushed back, Rebecca’s ingenuity, thoughtfulness, and perfect etiquette has made her a joy to work with. She is incredibly patient and took us to see every property we wanted to see (we ended up looking at over 30 properties). Her knowledge about resale value and San Francisco neighborhoods was a key factor when we put in an offer for condo. We found the perfect place at an AMAZING price and are overjoyed with the condo we purchased with Rebecca’s help. I highly recommend Rebecca to anyone thinking of purchasing a home in San Francisco.

    Dr. Kristina & James Z., buyers
  • I had been looking for properties in San Francisco for about 6 months, it wasn’t until I found Rebecca Brooks online that I finally felt like I had someone on my side, working for me and my interests. In addition to her regular email notifications of properties that fit my criteria, Rebecca had an eye out for the details and nuances in which I was interested. She made an effort to pre-screen many places during brokers tours and was always prepared and well-informed when she would take me out to see properties.

    On what would become the last day of our search, we walked through two properties that had potential, but I still didn’t feel certain. I asked if she was ever able to walk into a house with a client and say with certainty, “this is it.” With a mix of optimism and reality she let me know that it was indeed possible, but not necessarily often. As we walked into the third house of the day, we both new that this was it. With Rebecca’s advice, I put in an offer that day and it was accepted the following day.

    This was my first home purchase, Rebecca walked me through the inspections process, all the while helpful and supportive. I had some specific issues with the status of the house on city records and Rebecca went above and beyond to negotiate with the city agencies to straighten out the situation. In the end I got the perfect house, with more of my desired features than I thought was possible, and for a great price.

    Eran D., buyer
  • A heartfelt thanks for all of your help with the recent sale of our house. I’d say we hit a home run! Throughout the marketing process, we found you to be professional, caring, very informative, and fun to work with. In everything from property preparation, staging, photography, brochure design, and especially, your patience in explaining the required disclosures — you did it all with great thoughtfulness and attention to detail. In short Rebecca, you are terrific and any client would be lucky to hire you! All our best.

    Mark & Gretchen, sellers
  • Rebecca not only provided exceptional service and assistance whilst seeking a property and up to closing, but she also ensured that we never felt pressured into making decisions. She was always available and kept us constantly updated on progress throughout. We have purchased a number of homes and have never experienced this level of support during the stressful and always challenging purchase, closure and, now moving from abroad processes… Even after the deal closed she has continued to provide prompt and efficient assistance and support, well above what we have experienced previously when buying a home. If we look to buy or sell in future she’ll be the first to know.

    Craig & Marjorie T., buyers
  • Going into a real estate search knowing what you want and can afford isn’t enough. What Randy and I learned is that you also need someone on your side who listens, understands your point of view, and then makes it happen. Rebecca Brooks was that person for us. We never had to question her concern for and dedication to us and we never felt pressured at any point. By working with Rebecca we were able to get the place we wanted for a lower price than what we were willing to pay. We couldn’t be happier!

    Randy H. & Neal C., buyers
  • I’ve worked with realtors and purchased property in several cities. I give Rebecca Brooks high marks for her integrity, hard work and customer service. She was very attentive and we made a good purchase. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

    N. Chang, MD, buyer
  • As a first time home buyer the journey one must go through to purchase a house is a seemingly overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. I don’t have a million bucks, and I was barely able to scrape together a down payment. What kind of ego do I have to call a Real Estate Agent and tell them that I want to buy a piece of property in San Francisco in my narrow price range?

    Lucky for me Rebecca Brooks was kind enough to respond to my e-mail inquiry. Words do not properly communicate in this message the amount of gratitude and admiration I have for Rebecca. Her passion for her work, dedication to her client, and ability to execute outstanding action items in order to close a deal is unlike most professionals you meet in any industry. She brings an amount of loyalty, focus, honesty and good ole’ fashioned hard work with her in every task she’s engaged in. I searched for Agents over the course of two years and never felt more confident in a decision then I did when I asked Rebecca to represent me.

    I don’t know much about Real Estate but I do know that when you’re making decisions that could affect the next 30 years of your life you want someone that is totally dedicated to your success in order to properly guide you. Rebecca is one of these people. Any organization would be lucky to have Rebecca.

    Connor M., buyer
  • Rebecca did an outstanding job for us in finding a home in Sonoma. We lived out of the area, so Rebecca spent a great deal of time previewing houses and providing both positive comments and critiques. The comments were amazingly accurate and allowed us to focus on the homes we knew would be potential ‘fits.’ The previews included videos which showed both the general neighborhoods and the houses’ interiors and exteriors.

    After we found the perfect house, Rebecca’s knowledge of the interminable paperwork involved, and her coordination with the lender, the title company and the sellers’ agent, made the closing process, if not enjoyable, at least quite hassle-free. We have recommended Rebecca to friends who are looking in Marin and Sonoma counties and will do so again.

    Martha S. & Kathleen W., buyers
  • Some say we were lucky to sell so quickly in this market; we think it was because our Realtor helped us make good choices!

    Laurie & Bob L., sellers
  • We loved Rebecca! She was so dedicated & helpful! We will refer everyone to her! Thank you!

    Matt & Monica P., buyers
  • I couldn’t have done it without you! Your professionalism, integrity & high standards make you shine!

    Brenda O., seller
  • It is nice to see a real estate agent who is actually 100% involved in the process of helping a buyer purchase a home. You made life easier!

    Matt M., buyer
  • Rebecca works very hard to present a property and she knows how to deal with people. She has an experienced point-of-view which is quite helpful.

    Ninette S., seller
  • I want to thank you for your excellent efforts in listing and marketing my property. You have shown yourself to be a very skilled professional with a very pleasant and positive style of communication. I enjoyed working with you.

    Garrett R., seller
  • My decision to purchase a flat in San Francisco was very poorly timed as it coincided with a long holiday out of the country, but Rebecca’s energy and organization made the process quick, easy – and even fun!

    Gina T., buyer
  • Many, many thanks! You looked long & hard for us. Your broker must be very happy to have you in their office. We appreciate your sticking to it and beating the bushes for us!

    Eliza & Gene H., buyers
  • We would like to thank you for doing a great job! I almost gave up but you enabled everything to work out. The place is great!

    Michael S., buyer
  • Being first time home buyers, we required a lot of hand holding especially in a market as competitive as San Francisco’s. We were very lucky to have Rebecca as our agent through this journey. She always advised us wisely on our offers but never forced us into an uncomfortable situation. We were trying to buy as the market was skyrocketing. Rebecca saw the direction the market was heading, advised us when we naively misunderstood how quickly prices were rising, but didn’t push us beyond what we were ready for. A less patient agent would have needled us into making an offer beyond our budget, but she never did.

    In an age where websites hold the promise of showing you all the real estate available, we were at times fool hearted enough to believe we could find a house on our own. But Rebecca’s knowledge and access found us a house that never appeared on any real estate websites. Her diligence and caring found us a better home than we could have hoped for at a price we didn’t think was possible.

    Rebecca was always very loyal, and stuck with us through 12 offers. She coached us through offers on conservatorships and probate sales and more complex negotiations than we could have handled without her wisdom.

    When we finally had an accepted offer, she proved to be a very skilled negotiator and even got us a credit on closing costs. Unheard of in this market! Overall, we could not have imagined going through this experience with anyone else other than Rebecca. We highly recommend her to anyone attempting to navigate SF real estate.

    Rebecca, thank you for your service. We are grateful.

    Amber & Michael, buyers

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