Michael Anderson

    Michael Anderson

    CalDRE #00915347
    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    In all my years of experience, I have represented everyone from First Time home buyers to Fortune 500 companies. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all of my life and believe that there is no finer place in the country to live, work, and play. Whether you're a buyer or seller, I bring a high standard of professionalism and commitment to customer service to ensure a smooth and successful...
    In all my years of experience, I have represented everyone from First Time home buyers to Fortune 500 companies. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all of my life and believe that there is no finer place in the country to live, work, and play. Whether you're a buyer or seller, I bring a high standard of professionalism and commitment to customer service to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. These are truly exciting times when home buyers and sellers can now utilize the advanced tools and professional services provided by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage powered by ZipRealty.com technology.

    My Client Reviews

    (57 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.7
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

    Star Rating Percentage of reviews with this rating Number of reviews with this rating
    5 stars
    81% of Michael’s ratings: 5 stars
    (46)
    4 stars
    16% of Michael’s ratings: 4 stars
    (9)
    3 stars
    0% of Michael’s ratings: 3 stars
    (0)
    2 stars
    2% of Michael’s ratings: 2 stars
    (1)
    1 stars
    2% of Michael’s ratings: 1 star
    (1)

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    2018
    10/10/18
    Mario gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    We got the opportunity to work with Michael in what turned to be a very complex situation which he navigated very well! Michael was very strong in communicating with the sellers and, more importantly, looking after our best interest. Michael is a very passionate professional, personable and knowledgeable of the area he covers. You will not regret his services.
    04/09/18
    Isabella gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    It was a true pleasure working with Michael he was miticulouse in his efforts to satisfy our needs as clients . We found him not overbearing in the extent of not trying to sell us a house just for his gain but finding us the house that worked for us . I would highly recommend Michael to my friends and business associates we also found him fun to work with enjoying our new house Michael and Isabella Kurpieski
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    01/19/18
    Jessica gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    We loved working with Michael while purchasing our first home. He was easy to talk to, knowledgeable, responsive to our questions, and we genuinely felt that he cared about finding us a home we loved. We also never once felt pressure to offer higher than we were comfortable with, and appreciated Michael's candid advice through the process. He explained each part of the process so that we always felt comfortable, kept us informed through the offer and negotiation process, and really went the extra mile to help us find our new house, which we love so much. Thank you, Michael!
    2015
    11/01/15
    Weda gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
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    Home seller in San Leandro
    08/22/15
    Laurie gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael was amazing. From the very beginning he was clearly an experienced professional who walked us through the process step by step. He kept us informed every step of the way, both showing us our options and listening to our needs. He made the process of selling our home (an emotional and exhausting event for anyone) smooth and painless. We would work with him again and recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
    Home seller in Oakland
    08/12/15
    B gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    We love Michael. Even after bumps in the journey we landed where we wanted--with a great sale of our house. You need someone who will listen and advocate for you, even when you have a different vision where to go. This was our second sale with Mike after buying our first house. His humor and diligence are awesome skills to have on the way to getting or selling a house.
    Home seller in Oakland
    04/09/15
    Aisha gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Wow. Michael Anderson is incredible. When we purchased our home 6 years ago we were lucky enough to be paired with him through Zip Realty. He made our first time home buying experience so easy. We landed our dream little home for an amazing deal thanks to his negotiation skills. Fast forward six years and we were ready to sell our place to move back East. From list date to sale it took just over a month to sell our house, amazing in and of itself but we also got SIGNIFICANTLY over our asking price. Michael made all the difference. He creatively marketed the house and over 75 people toured our home. He managed everything so efficiently that all we had to do was go away for the weekend on showings. His ability to navigate the market, knowledge of local agents and brokerage houses helped us close the deal. Whether buying or selling he will always deliver his very best with integrity and honesty. We've now worked with several agents purchasing homes for our family around the country. Michael is hands down the best agent we've worked with and we're so glad that we found him. Selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you make and having Mike right there every step of the way was invaluable.
    08/07/09
    Aisha gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Having worked with other real estate agents in the past, even terminating a relationship with another zip realtor because of their lack of honesty, we had reservations at first. Michael Anderson was incredible. Not only was he thorough and diligent with every step pf the process, he advocated for us in ways that we hadn't expected. He knew the area helped us put together a strong offer and was always available to answer questions, look up additional data, or even meet us at the property so that we could make plans for the renovation.
    2014
    Home buyer in Albany
    09/10/14
    Thuong gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    I've worked with Michael for 5 years on and off. Through it all, despite the misses, he is a true professional. A realtor worthy of utmost honesty and integrity. Thanks Mike! We finally closed!!
    2013
    Condo buyer in Berkeley
    09/17/13
    Nancy gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    I have purchased 4 homes in the past, this was my 5th purchase and first time in California. After getting over sticker shock, Michael was very helpful and reassuring. He definitely knows real estate in the Oakland/Berkeley area! We had to close on the property quickly and Michael was up to the task. (You could tell this was not his first time around the rodeo!)
    Townhome buyer in Oakland
    07/04/13
    Ravi gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael is the ultimate agent anyone can ever ask for. We are first time homebuyers who had a bad experience with another agent and from the moment we met Michael, he put us at ease and never once pushed us to do something that we did not want. We wrote close to 10 offers and there were times when Michael actually asked us to walk away from a couple of ones because after 6 months, he completely understood what we wanted and what we should get. When it came to the house we really wanted to go after, he really stepped up and held our hand throughout the 40days that it took to close it out. His ability to communicate real time, his availability and his skill to negotiate with the sellers agents & lenders was the only reason we could get our house. We suggest Michael to anyone who wants a no non-sense, always responsive agent who will not push you but work for you and truly get the house that you want! Highly recommend! I am looking forward to working with Michael again.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/12/13
    Lucia gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    I purchased our first investment property with Michael over 2 years ago after looking for one year and bidding on many, many properties. We are now attempting to purchase another home and Michael was our first choice for a realtor. As an investment purchaser, our needs and price point are very different than the owner occupied buyer. Michael is there when we need him to open a door, write an offer, etc. However, he never pressures us on price, what we want, etc. He knows and appreciates very well that we buy what is right for us to purchase.
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    01/22/13
    Lisa gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael helped us deal with some pretty unusual circumstances on a building that was no Fannie approved and required special negotiating and financing.
    2012
    Prospective seller
    11/11/12
    Kim gave Michael 1 stars out of 5
    Responds quickly but gets frustrated very easily when asked for help. Does not want to help with any other websites that have listings that are not on Zip. Felt like he only wanted to help to make a buck. Wasn't helpful looking for potential properties. He left a very unprofessional message and email.
    Response from Michael
    11/11/12
    Thank you for the feedback, although we actually never met in person. You called me and said you were not yet Pre-Approved for a loan, so I gave you a lender referral. And then you also asked me for an estimate of what your parent's home would sell for and I provided that without ever seeing the property. And then you asked me to research non-active properties you had seen on less reliable websites (without specific addresses), to which I suggested you use our website which only shows active listings, which I guess is too onerous. For that, I will not apologize. I guess you can't please every anonomous client. My suggestion is to meet me first before passing judgement.
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    10/05/12
    Pirun gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    I am a first-time buyer who happen to fall in the short sale purgatory. I am considered myselft lucky, having Mike as my Realtor. With his vast knowledge, responsivness and dedication, I was able to purchase my first home on the best term I could possibly find!
    Home buyer in Pinole
    04/18/12
    Kenneth gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Micheal is very nice person to work with. I would give him a 5 plus stars.
    Home buyer in El Sobrante
    03/23/12
    Shea gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Mike has been a 5 star (plus!) realtor, and I can not say enough good things about him! He showed incredible follow through and constant communication throughout the entire process and always made sure we understood what was happening and why. I should add that we had a very "tricky" sale, involving many emotional ups and downs that were out of our control, and he handled the entire process with professionalism, courtesy, and patience. He is not "a pushy salesman," he is a true professional with your best interests in mind, he will give you an honest and expert opinion, and he is always there for you when you need him. Anyone with him in their corner is already a few steps ahead of the rest- he is just that good- and he will be the only person I refer my friends to! (Thanks, Mike!!)
    2011
    Home buyer in Oakland
    12/27/11
    Rezaul gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael has shown great patience while being highly professional, and had become a great friend over the past years during our hunt for the right home.
    Home buyer in San Lorenzo
    11/21/11
    Holly gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Orinda
    08/24/11
    Shamila gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael was always very prompt, courteous, and helpful. His knowledge and thoroughness expedited the transaction and made us feel at ease as he constantly went above and beyond to help us with whatever transpired.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    08/23/11
    Kurt gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael was an excellent agent throughout the entire process and I highly and unconditionally recommend him to anyone looking for a house in the Bay Area. He patiently showed me as many houses as I requested, at times that suited me, and he quickly understood what I was looking for. He was of great help and support during the offering and negotiating phase, and he was knowledgeable and resolute in the many things that have to happen while the house purchase was in escrow.
    Prospective seller
    07/28/11
    Lanny gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Mike has accompanied my wife and I on at least two dozen house visits in the past two years, and has been both helpful and patient as we pursue our home search. In the time we've been working with Mike he has really gotten to know the area in which we are looking and we trust his instincts and judgment when we view properties with him. We hope to make an offer on a house soon, and Mike's our man! A very professional agent, I'd recommend Mike Anderson to very, very highly.
    Home seller in San Lorenzo
    07/17/11
    Greg gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    04/24/11
    Greg gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    Mike was professional and answered my questions as I had them. He stayed in contact with me throughout the process.
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    01/07/11
    wendy gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2010
    Home buyer in Oakland
    06/29/10
    Niels gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Mike is the best. We worked with Mike for 6 months before finding our first home and he was a great ally. After finding our our home we ran into some difficulties with the lender that threatened to kill the deal. Mike helped us weather the storm and kept working hard to come up with alternative solutions to make the deal work. Mike was great throughout the closing process and kept reassuring us that everything would be ok. We can highly recommend Mike and the team at ZipRealty.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/15/10
    Brian gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2009
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/29/09
    Jennifer gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael was wonderful - funny, friendly, and more than willing to spend countless hours looking at countless houses until we found the one we bought. We would recommend him to anybody looking to buy a property!
    Home buyer in Oakland
    09/30/09
    Aleka gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    08/18/09
    Viki gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2008
    Home buyer in Oakland
    10/09/08
    ANIL gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    06/30/08
    Manuel gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    HE WAS ON TOP OF THINGS! HE MADE THE PURCHASING OF A HOUSE SEEM SIMPLE AND STRESS-FREE. I WOULD DEFINITELY USE HIM AGAIN WHEN I PURCHASE ANOTHER HOUSE.
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    03/19/08
    Terry gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Very good agent, always helpful
    2007
    Home buyer in Pinole
    12/04/07
    Jin gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    one sentence which would summarize michael anderson/ziprealty is "he was on my side." He was supportive, always available and there were no surprises (because he took care of the issues before they became a problem). I have highly recommended michael/ziprealty to my friends and family.
    Home buyer in Richmond
    07/12/07
    Joel gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    06/30/07
    Carl gave Michael 2 stars out of 5
    He dropped the ball a couple of times which ended up costing me more money. He didn't seem to do much "work" during the house hunting phase. He only actually seemed to "work" when it came to writing up an offer and getting the inspections done. I had to remind him of other things to be done.
    Response from Michael
    03/16/12
    I was really surprised by this review. As I recall, I actually saved this client $10,000 in a price reduction. I also believe my greatest value is writing offers and making sure all due diligence is performed properly after an offer is accepted. I believe that with our website's tools, Buyers have the control and tell me which homes they want to see, saving time and effort for all involved.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    06/11/07
    Marina gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Walnut Creek
    03/18/07
    Doug gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Michael was AMAZING!!! We will gladly pass his name, as well as ZipRealty, to our friends and family that are in need of a realtor. THANKS MIKE!!
    Home buyer in Castro Valley
    03/05/07
    Charles gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    He is a little bit too aggresive on the offer, and leaving us in a small time frame to work with.
    Response from Michael
    03/16/12
    Thank you for your feedback, Charles, and your 4 Star Rating.
    2006
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/27/06
    howard gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    08/28/06
    howard gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    Michael was great to work with. He responded promptly to questions and clearly explained most things. We were disappointed that although we had shown much concern for making sure that we would be able to stay in our sold home until escrow closed on our new home, we ended up having to move out and live in hotel for 3 days. Not horrible, but nt easy with two small kids, a dog, and a cat. I know that this was not all wthin Michael's control, but from the very begnning of the process we brought this up, and had hoped that he would be able to make a cleaner tranfser happen.
    Response from Michael
    03/16/12
    I apologize, sometimes when selling a home, we have to accommodate the Buyer to make sure the deal closes escrow. Thank you for the 4 Stars.
    Home seller in Piedmont
    08/01/06
    Eric gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    09/09/05
    Eric gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Berkeley
    02/21/06
    Kay gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    2005
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    10/27/05
    Jay gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    07/05/05
    Michael gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Moraga
    06/23/05
    ravi gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    05/18/05
    Michael gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Moraga
    04/26/05
    Janea gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Alameda
    03/23/05
    Joe gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Concord
    01/11/05
    Arthur gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2004
    Condo buyer in Hayward
    12/02/04
    Luca gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    10/20/04
    Travis gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    09/08/04
    Naomi gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    06/10/04
    Janette gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Walnut Creek
    02/23/04
    Robert gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    02/10/04
    Marissa gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    01/30/04
    Richard gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2003
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    10/06/03
    Nelson gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Hayward
    09/22/03
    Bill gave Michael 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home seller in Hayward
    09/02/03
    Michelle gave Michael 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted

    My Experience

    • 2018 LIONS Award-Closed Units-Coldwell Banker (Powered by ZipRealty)
    • Century Club (www.ZipRealty.com)
    • ZipRealty President's Club - 2005 Q3; 2006 Q4
    • 30 Years+ Real Estate Experience here in the East Bay
    • Specializing in Single Family, Townhomes, Investment, Land, and Commercial Properties

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • California Real Estate Broker License (CalBRE#00915347)
    • Listing Expert Certification
    • University of California, Santa Barbara - B.A., Business Economics
    • National Association of Realtors
    • California Association of Realtors
    • Oakland Association of Realtors

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    • East Bay Resident for over 50 years
    • Volunteer Member, C.O.R.E. Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies
    • Volunteer, Oral Lee Brown Foundation Task Force
    • Charter Member, Oakland Raiders Boosters Club

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