Claudia Mills

Top Producer
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Languages:

  • German

Designations:

  • McGuire Partner, Top Agent Network

Specialties:

  • Residential Sales

I am:

  • I find real estate challenging and rewarding. When I can help buyers or sellers achieve their goals in an advocacy role or with negotiating or marketing I feel secure that I have a job that suits me.

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • I love all of the East Bay, but Rockridge is my home.

Claudia—McGuire’s #1 Agent in the East Bay and a McGuire Top Producer —is known for the beautiful properties she brings to market and her ability to achieve optimal results for her clients. She is highly regarded for her exceptional client service, market expertise, and attention to detail. Claudia’s ability to transform and present properties utilizing a proven combination of strategic targeted marketing and clear vision ensure her listings consistently sell at levels which meet or surpass her client’s goals. Prior to real estate Claudia enjoyed a successful career in luxury retail, which provides the strong foundation for her service-oriented approach.

Selling beautiful properties requires cutting edge marketing tools. Claudia’s marketing team is unsurpassed and her use of professional video and visual storytelling to bring properties to life truly sets her apart— she is one of a few agents using showcase videos for every listing. Through sophisticated video marketing and elegant presentations Claudia’s listings often become record-breaking sales.

Growing up in the Lamorinda area of the East Bay and having raised two children in Rockridge, Claudia is the perfect guide for buyers relocating to the area. Her uncompromising dedication, valuable local knowledge and strong negotiating skills, ensures a seamless and successful transaction. Among her many letters of appreciation are such quotes as:

“We have really appreciated your guidance and laughter through this process.”  - Alex and Joanna, Buyers. 

 

“She amazed me with her abilities…her professionalism, her extra design input that made the project pop!”  - Drew, Seller.

 

“You are a real gem and we couldn’t have done it without you!” - Cara, Buyer and Seller.

 

“The narrated video was so unique and so well done it drew us right in…forget other buyers, she made us want to buy our house again!” - Brian and Thuy, Sellers.

 

“We feel we couldn’t have chosen a better agent and we’ve made a good friend too! We’ll certainly recommend you to anyone needing a fantastic realtor!  - Linn and Richard, Buyers.

Buyer-Represented Properties

1659 Short Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
2129 Oregon Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
661 62nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609
2005 Pleasant Valley Ave #206
Oakland, CA 94611
201 Westgate Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
4300 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
1217 Ward Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
2212 8th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
85 Vernon Street #311
Oakland, CA 94610
914 Cornell Ave
Albany, CA 94706
825 41st street
Oakland, CA 94608
914 Cornell ave
Albany, CA 94706
5931 Whitney Street
Oakland, CA 94609
6790 Pinehaven Road
Oakland, CA 94611
15030 Broadway Terrace
Oakland, CA 94611
484 Stow Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
323 Monte Vista Avenue #311
Oakland, CA 94611
6055 Rockwell Street
Oakland, CA 94618
19 Ramona Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
6055 Rockwell Street
Oakland , CA 94618
6011 Rockridge Blvd
Oakland, CA 94618
806 Zephyr Dr
Oakland, CA 94607
4936 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94609
4001 Howe Street
Oakland, CA 94611
3 Nace Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611

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Claudia is amazing. She is undeniably the top of the pack for home sales in the area. From start to finish, every detail was orchestrated perfectly. Her advice on timing, finishes, sales strategy, everything was on point. I was told that she was the best choice for my home sale and I was absolutely blown away by her performance as my realtor.

– Nadja Kuhner

We consider it our good fortune to have been referred to Claudia Mills to help with the sale of our home. She has a deep understanding of the East Bay market, great contacts in the industry and a keen eye for good design which is extremely helpful with showcasing your home. In addition, she is kind and a joy to be around!

– Mariana Thomas

Claudia has been one of the most meticulous, discerning, empathic, creative, humorous, and hard working professionals I have seen, even going beyond real estate to science, where she would fit right in. I joked that she was my financial advisor, interior decorator, urban planner, gardener, landscape designer, and therapist all rolled up in one. Her knowledge of Berkeley and Oakland real estate led me to an accelerated path to my dream home. I'm pinching myself. Love her.

– Natalie DeWitt

I was a little dubious of buying a house in the current real estate market. I had heard story after story about it taking many months to get an offer accepted on a house, but Claudia said she doubted it would take much time at all. I think if we were not paying attention we would have said that we simply got lucky and simply got an offer accepted after about a month of looking, but in reflecting on the process Claudia has everything to do with that. She listened to what we liked, and disliked, and took into consideration our resources. Her recommendations were always positive, and matter of fact. She gently guided us to our new home. Claudia was attentive and quick to return emails and calls. She always gave us her full attention and made us feel like we were only clients, when I know for a fact that she had a lot going on. If she had not been so calm. positive, and proactive I don't think we would have our lovely new home.

– Nicole St. Lawrence

I've worked with real estate agents for many years professionally. I have worked with hundreds of real estate agents in the East Bay since 2006, but when I was ready to actually buy a house myself, it was Claudia Mills whom I wanted to represent me. By rights, I should not have been able to buy a house in Oakland at all. I'm self-employed in the arts, my partner works for a non-profit....we aren't rich. Claudia has a team of people who know how to make things happen, and almost exactly 2 months from the day I emailed her asking for help, we had the keys to a house! Even though buying a house in this insane market is really stressful, Claudia was always calm and steady. She was able to give sage advice and never hesitated to speak candidly about what we ought to be doing or considering. While we were in the drivers' seat, we were glad to have Claudia navigating because we would have made many, many wrong turns! Even with that, Claudia patiently "went along" as we explored more than one unrealistic prospect, taking our crazy ideas seriously and helping us come to the right conclusion in a way that made us feel in control and respected. When we found "The One", she went to work on our behalf with nothing less than a ferocious attitude, and swung a deal that I still can't quite believe. Ours was probably the lowest-value transaction she'll have all year, but it was obvious that Claudia gave us the same level of attention and care (and maybe more) that she gives everyone, we never felt like we were anywhere but at the top of her list. That attitude means a lot to us. There is great value in experience, and Claudia has the knowledge, personality, and network of resources that can get things done, even for low-budget first-time buyers like us.

– Scott Hargis

We, at Next Level Architecture, have had the pleasure of working with Claudia over the past three years. On the professional level, she is an effective communicator with positive attitude at all times. She has great sense of responsibility and follows through the projects from inception to the final sale. Over the past thirty years we have worked with many agents; she is by far the best and we are blessed to found her. She is well versed and knowledgeable in her field and has been quite effective to utilize her knowledge. On the personal side , she is an easy going and fun person to be with. Her disarming smile and positivity areher great assets. She is highly recommended and she has always met our expectations and more. Mojee

– Mojtaba Janatpour

Claudia did an amazing job as my agent helping me to purchase my first home! She made me feel like I was her only client and her knowledge about the market and local connections helped me to score a deal that still humbles me to this day. I will definitely be working again with Claudia again in the future. I know her professionalism and dedication are unmatched!

– Brooke Malik

If you are considering selling or buying a house in the Bay Area, call Claudia Mills. I can’t say enough about her amazing performance regarding our recent house sale. She has that incredible ability to deal with the endless minutia involved with selling a house, while making it completely hassle free for the seller. In addition, the price she got us for the house was beyond our wildest dreams. Can you believe 40% over asking? I’m not saying she can guarantee that for you, but I can guarantee she will get you the absolute highest price the market can bear for your home. I think the most wonderful thing about working with Claudia is the fact that she is completely genuine. My wife and I had great conversations with her discussing everything from gardening, art and music to things specifically related to selling the home, such as painting options, landscaping, photo shoots, etc. And speaking of photo shoots, Claudia’s husband Tony (in addition to producing the traditional filming and video shoot of the home) has a state-of-the-art drone camera that allows him to incorporate spectacular overhead vistas of you house, giving potential buyers a total view of the surrounding area and a visual sense of where your neighborhood is located in relation to San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area. In fact, Claudia and Tony’s cutting edge web presentation of our home inspired HGTV to select our house as one of 7 nationwide finalists in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2017 Competition. We’ve bought and sold several houses over the years and the experience and results of working with Claudia Mills has been unparalleled. I’m sure your experience will be equally gratifying. Blaise Smith and Jo Anne Ford Sellers of 6286 Colby St. Oakland, CA

– Blaise Smith & Jo Anne Ford

I was referred to Claudia by a friend of mine who works at a local title company. Since she works with everyone (good and bad), I took her recommendation seriously. After interviewing several local agents, I chose Claudia to help me sell my home. Claudia was efficient, detail-oriented and has a great eye - she took my turn-key home and made it look even better. My house sold off-market at top dollar with a minimum of fuss. It couldn't have gone any better and I have Claudia to thank.

– Jill Feinstock

My husband, Richard, and I had sold our house and were looking for a new home. We met Claudia at an open house and immediately liked her. We asked if she'd help us in our search and she agreed to. It was the best decision we could have made. Claudia was dedicated and creative in helping us find our new house. She was always on our side and because she knows the market so well, guided us smoothly through the process. It's a stressful thing to move and not have a place to go. Claudia's calm and professional nature, helped us persevere. We're now in the best house and neighborhood we ever could have imagined. We highly recommend Claudia Mills. She's the best!

– Linn Brown

Claudia was a joy to work with; found us our dream house; and helped us to devise a killer strategy for winning it with as little risk as possible. We were in and out of the market in a couple short months. Wow! Thanks Claudia!

– Sarah Zemore

Claudia helped me up both buy and sell my Oakland home. I feel fortunate to have met her. Claudia has a very keen sense of the market, can anticipate all angles from the details of staging to the look of the garden to running a smooth and professional process. She helped to schedule, arrange, coordinate, oversee and organize. I was particularly impressed with her matter of fact expertise and approach. She made it fun and easy. I would not hesitate to most highly recommend her as an agent.

– Cathy Feleppa Camenga

I retained Claudia to represent me in the sale of my Mid Century home. My property was a stunning property where I lived for 33 years. It was important to me to to have one of the best in the business to handle This transaction. Claudia is one of the best in the business. I spent 40 years in real estate Development. Over the course of my career I have interacted with many Talented professionals. Claudia has expertise, experience, and great judgment. These were in evidence at every step of the transaction. From the moment I signed the contract Claudia went to work with a defined focus To organize the entire process. She provided an overview of the transaction and critical milestones in order to achieve our goal of selling the property at the very best price possible. She has an entire team of top flight professionals at her disposal to address every Part of the transaction. Home inspectors, Floor finishers, painters, landscapers, etc. Once the property was ready for staging she provided several great options. When the staging is nearing completion Claudia takes a hands on approach to ensure that the staging highlights the appearance if the property. Then she brings in superb photographers to creat amazing photos and a three minute virtual tour, Which she narrates. A client gets a stunning brochure and a state if the art social media marketing campaign which in my view is unrivaled. Her marketing convinced me to hire her. There us no one else that provides a marketing approach that is as elegant and sophisticated. The results speak for themselves. Preliminary marketing prior to the open house resulted in a sale to the first buyers that saw the open house. We never had an open house because we received an offer 20% over our projected target price. The escrow process went smoothly and we closed 35 days after we accepted the offer. Claudia handled complications very effectively. In summary, Claudia exceeded our expectations as the #1 producer for McGuire Real Estate. She did this because she is extremely focused,detail oriented, and a pleasure to work with. I have very high standards so it was a rare treat to have the opportunity to work with her. It goes without saying that I have the highest regard for her and wish her the best. Jon Orovecz

– Jon Orovecz

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