Michael J. Stephens

  • michael@michaelstephens.net

  • Office510-339-9290
  • Mobile510.816.9693
  • Fax510.263.6090
  • The greater East Bay from El Cerrito to Fremont
  • CA BRE 01186416

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Probate Real Estate Specialist

Selling Philosophy

As an owner, builder and experienced agent, I can help you make informed decisions...whether you are buying or selling.  

I listen to my clients needs and desires, then work exceptionally hard to fulfill them. Being locally born and raised and having the personal experience in building, inspecting and rehabilitating property in the East Bay, I have the skills to make the home buying or selling process just a bit easier.


"I've worked with Michael for years. He has represented friends and clients in my probate law practice. His hard work and get it done attitude have been invaluable."

-Charles Triay, Attorney


Southend Rowing Club
Westpoint Inn Association, Board of Directors
Oakland Association of Realtors
CCIM Candidate


Michael is a probate and trust specialist skilled in all facets of marketing, negotiation and property preparation. Combined with an array of transition specialists and trades people, your part in this process can be made a little easier. His “Can do” attitude encompasses the entire transaction. If your needs are extremely effective marketing, staging, moving, cleaning, painting or landscaping, call Michael. 

Born and raised in the Elmwood and Thousand Oaks neighborhoods of Berkeley, and living the past 25 years in Adams Point, Glenview and Montclair, Michael has an intimate understanding of Berkeley and Oakland neighborhoods. Prior to becoming a licensed realtor in 1994, Michael was responsible for the national sales and marketing of major food distributors and DH Assembly and Packaging in Tecate, Mexico. He also has experience as an owner builder and understands the inner workings of the planning, design review, engineering and inspection departments of the City of Oakland.

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Sat, Dec 31, 2016

SOmething we have have to think about. Staying safe while about our business.

The post San Francisco Chronicle Sound Off, Staying safe. appeared first on Michael Stephens.

Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Ok. I’m a little sarcastic to begin with but the point remains the same. Click here for the full opinion.

The post What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Bay Area Real Estate SF Chronicle Sound Off appeared first on Michael Stephens.

Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Parents: Transferring ownership of your home to your kids is often a bad idea. Here’s why. A good overview of […]

The post Thinking of gifting property to your kids? appeared first on Michael Stephens.

Sun, Jun 26, 2016

March 21st, 2016      I don’t know why but the Chronicle keeps printing my opinions! http://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/SOUND-OFF-Michael-J-Stephens-3269879.php Q: What’s different […]

The post Sound Off in the SF Chronicle Probate sales vs. Others appeared first on Michael Stephens.

Mon, Dec 21, 2015

What world (or domestic) issue may potentially have the biggest effect on the Bay Area’s real estate market? Anybody out […]

The post Sound Off in the SF Chronicle appeared first on Michael Stephens.

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