Chris Neddersen
Coldwell Banker Realty
Chris Neddersen
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Chris Neddersen

Broker Associate
License #:
Cal DRE #01143189

About Me

I am an East Bay native, born and raised in Berkeley and Orinda, U.C. attendee and bear backer, lived and worked in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and Kensington, raised my family here and currently make it my home.  I've made many moves myself in and around the East Bay, and I understand that whether you're buying or selling a home, it's a big change and changes are often stressful. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Selling Your Home

When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close. For a more detailed look at my FULL-SERVICE MARKETING FOR YOUR PROPERTY, go to the SELLERS page on this website.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics

Often times buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things, like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls, can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

Buyer Strategies in a Sellers Market

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.

  • Be on call. If you're only looking now and then when it's convenient, you're compromising your chances. The most successful Buyers give house-hunting priority in their daily schedules.  Sign up for a real-time listing monitor with automatic notifications, and check its updates as soon as you can.  If a lead seems interesting at first glance, look again: read everything in the listing data available online and, if you’re not familiar with the block, look it over with street view software.
  • When you have a contender, call your agent for the vital information not available on public-access websites, like a deadline for offers. Be quick about this: many listings are shown only for a short time, with offers expected within a week of appearance.  There may also be details available about the house’s condition.  The sooner you have all the facts, the more wisely you can manage your time to compose a winning offer.
  • Have your ducks lined up. Unless an offer is for all cash, it must be accompanied by a mortgage pre-approval letter.  The letter, specific to the house of interest, confirms your application has been completed and fully underwritten, with your new loan approved subject only to a ratified contract and the property’s qualifying as security.  Not every lender will play this way; your agent can give you a list of some who will.  Without pre-approval, you can be a diligent researcher... .but not a serious buyer.
  • The top dollar may not win out. Sellers like certainty and prefer the fewest number of hurdles to closing as possible.  Buyers’ contingencies in an offer look like hurdles to Sellers, who may accept a lower price than the top offer if it comes with less chance of your changing your mind.  Your agent can help you analyze how much risk you are willing and able to take on, in presenting an offer with the fewest contingencies.
  • Cast a wide net. Search for homes outside the locations you want most if faced with limited or high-priced choices. As a Buyer, you need to carefully consider what you're willing to compromise on.
  • Take the long view. Some properties don’t sell right away, even in a Seller's market, because of issues that turn other Buyers away.  If you can imagine how things might work for you, even if fixing might take a while, you could land a prize.

If you’re looking to buy or sell an East Bay home, I can help. My local knowledge and market experience are vital in helping you buy or sell an East Bay home.

If you’re moving to another area, I can refer you to a trustworthy Coldwell Banker agent wherever you want or need to go in the US or the world. Coldwell Banker is an international real estate company.

So call me.  I’m easy to get a hold of.  As so many of us do, I carry my office with me wherever I go, so phone or text 510-418-1306  and you’ll probably reach me. I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on Facebook or LinkedIn.

If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market check out my My Web Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

Chris Neddersen
“Let’s Get Moving!”

Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

"What can I say...Chris Neddersen is nothing short of amazing! I have undergone eight real estate transactions, three of which Chris helped me with, and all I can say is, I wish I had worked with him on all eight! Of course, he is detail-oriented, punctual, friendly...all the things one would expect from any professional realtor, but the true value of working with Chris is his foresight! He anticipates problems and possible outcomes long before you might step down a path that will result in losing the house of your dreams. With his thumb squarely on the pulse of east bay real estate, he has a keen sense of how to get a deal to successfully close on time and without drama. Plus, with his extensive experience and connections, he can help you with literally every aspect of buying or selling. Chris is hands down the best real estate agent I've ever worked with, and I'm glad to know him!"

  -Kora Cypress, Managing Editor, Haas School of Busi, Client

"Chris has been our trusted real estate advisor for over 8 years for both home purchases and sales. We feel very safe with his considered advice and he has always made for smooth sailing in turbulent real estate waters."

  -Chet Gohd, Branch Manager, Client

"Chris gave us invaluable information as to how to present our Oakland home in its best light. . . [He] was also invaluable in finding our El Cerrito home. Chris clearly understands the intricacies of the real estate process, [and] is a caring and thoughtful gentleman."

  -Ruth Ann & Wesley, Client

" If Chris were a musician, everyone would refer to him as The Maestro. We looked at a lot of houses, and every time we mentioned that Chris was our realtor, the seller's agent would pause and say, "Oh, yes. He is very good." He is respected by his fellow agents. Chris has deep experience (20 plus years) and it shows. He knows the neighborhoods, he knows the other agents, and he easily sees the changes in the markets week to week. His long relationship with the seller's agent and his extensive experience, without a doubt, helped us buy our dream house at a price we could afford. We are ecstatic! "

  -Jeffrey G. Pelton, Research Scientist , Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
1495 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
947091410