Years ago I worked for Habitat for Humanity, an organization that helps low-income families achieve home ownership. My favorite part of the job was when, after hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, families finally received the keys to their new home. The joy and pride they felt were profound. In those moments, the real power of home was made clear to me.
Home is something we all deserve. The reality of the Bay Area market, however, is that the dream of home ownership can sometimes feel elusive. I know this: If you want a home of your own, there is still plenty of opportunity out there. I will work hard to help you attain that dream, showing you all the ways you can achieve home ownership, no matter what your budget. In my case, I bought a fixer duplex in an up-and-coming neighborhood and have never looked back. As a certified CoBuy agent, I can also help you buy a home together with friends or family. Whichever route you choose, I’ll be the trusted guide that gets you there.
If you are considering selling your home, there is a real art, science, and strategy to the sale. I will walk you through all your options, and once you decide which approach is right for you, I guide you through a smooth and thorough process to obtain a satisfying result.
A little more about me: I’m a Berkeley native, a graduate of UC Santa Cruz, and a lover of nature, kids, art, architecture, design, music, food, simple pleasures, and big ideas. I worked for years in the nonprofit sector, helping to empower kids and underserved communities. Hawaii’s Big Island is my happy place. I live with my beautiful husband and quirky cat in the Richmond Annex.
Whether buying or selling a home, my clients have been very happy with the thorough, frank, skilled, caring and responsive level of service and coaching I provide.
I really look forward to meeting you, learning about you, and helping you to achieve your real estate goals.
Heather Thomson IS as good as it gets when it comes to a real estate agent! I reached out to Heather in October when we were considering selling our rental property. Heather got to work right away with us, gave us great advice about our unique property, relevant market information and data, and all the information we needed to get our property ready for sale. She was responsive, respectful, honest and very professional throughout all of our interactions and communication. Heather gave us great referrals of contractors to help us get some work done before going on the market, and she had all the staging and prep quickly lined up to get our property ready to go on the market before the holidays. When some unexpected health issues come up for us and we weren’t sure if we would be able to sell at that time, Heather gave us all the space we needed to make our own decision about whether or when to sell the property. In the end we decided to postpone selling our property, but Heather is absolutely the realtor we will be calling this spring 2019 when we are ready to put our property back on the market.
Heather helped us buy our wonderful house in Kensington many years ago and we still remember how helpful and responsive she was! We weren’t originally looking in Kensington, but she found a great house that fit our style and budget, and the whole process was as smooth as can be. Very knowledgeable about the area (she grew up in Berkeley), housing stock, schools, etc. We highly recommend her!
1891 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707
Phone: (510) 295-5577