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Consistently a top-producing agent and client favorite, Christian offers unsurpassed marketing, communication and negotiating skills; in-depth, up-to-the-minute and comprehensive market knowledge; honesty and integrity. His longstanding reputation for getting results and his sophisticated yet down-to-earth approach provide his clients with a distinct advantage in both the purchase and sale of properties. Always on call, Christian’s exemplary work ethic, makes him one of the hardest working agents in the industry. Though his focus is always on the deal, he never loses sight of his client’s wants, needs or best interest. He constantly is evaluating the process as a whole, strategically making sure that his clients always know they have an ally and advocate every step of the way.
Born and raised in Berkeley as a second-generation local real estate agent, he along with Anita Thede, built Northbrae Properties into one of the most well-respected boutique, residential brokerage houses in the East Bay. His real estate experience as an agent, over the last 17 years gives him an edge in today's market. Christian’s extensive knowledge from everything construction to local regulations, has been gained though working with outstanding contractors coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the buying and selling process – from basic remodeling, to major renovation and reconstruction projects. Since 1981, the name Thede has been synonymous with fine real estate in the esteemed communities of the East Bay.
Though real estate is Christian's passion, he is also a devoted public servant working with many local charities, including the Contra Costa County Search Rescue as a veteran pilot, first responder and ground tracker. Active and athletic, he enjoys working at his local organic farm, hiking, trail riding, playing with the plethora of animals and is always game for any family activities.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
In the world of real estate agents, there are many order-takers who will write whatever offers as a means of the shortest path to a commission. Rarest are those who will truly understand your situation and through her/his expertise, make wise recommendations that even you haven’t considered and help you through to make you successful; Christian is such a real estate professional.
My wife and I thought we knew what we wanted: a multi-unit residential building for live and rent. In the process of the search, Christian recommended a lot with three houses. Initially we were not impressed as we would never have considered it on our own. Christian, however, explained how this is beneficial in our specific situation in Oakland’s rental ordinance, with the additional potential of dividing the property.
Fast-forward two years, we acquired the property, remodeled it, and condo-converted it. The road was not easy as this was the first time we took on a project like this, but Christian guided us through the process, especially with the condo conversion. And because he did, we were able to more than double our equity in the property.
We could have gone with any typical real estate agent and closed on any typical property and not know any better; after all, they say ignorance is bliss. But knowing what we know, we’ll always work with and recommend Christian
— Kevin & Julia, Buyers