Kristi Roberts

Sales Associate
Always striving to be the Realtor my dog thinks I am.
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Designations:

  • ePro Certified, eTeam

Specialties:

  • Residential Sales

I am:

  • If I tell you, everyone will want to do it.

Proudest Moment:

  • Exiting as the last President of the Berkeley Association of Realtors (the oldest Realtor association in California) after a successful merger with the Oakland Association of Realtors is 2014.

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • Elmwood

Quote:

  • Always striving to be the Realtor my dog thinks I am.

Kristi was the last President of the Berkeley Association of Realtors in 2014. She was instrumental in the successful merger of B.A.R. with O.A.R. (Oakland). She currently serves as Past President with the new association as well as Director and Regional Rep. for Realtor Risk Management for Region 6 at the California Association of Realtors.

Kristi is a fifth generation Californian. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she graduated from The University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English Literature, and has lived in the immediate area ever since. The Berkeley/Oakland area is more than “her market", it’s her longtime stomping ground—as such, she knows it very well. Kristi is also very knowledgeable about areas down the 24 and 680 corridors.  She was born and raised in the Walnut Creek area and schooled in the Acalanes public school system.

Kristi has sold East Bay real estate for the past ten years. She enjoys the nuances of local neighborhoods by exploring the many walking paths with her dog Dude. If you’ve spent time in the Elmwood neighborhood, where she and Dude live, chances are you’ve run into them.  

Here’s what a few of Kristi’s clients have to say:

"...I’ve never experienced a home purchase that has gone so smoothly.”  J.H.

“Over the years I have purchased 5 homes and sold 4. Kristi Roberts is, hands down, the BEST realtor I have ever worked with.” C.G

“I have never experienced a Realtor as ethical, competent, efficient or knowledgeable as Kristi... I would highly recommend her to any buyer or seller...You will not find a harder worker than Kristi...” K.M.

"The many things [Kristi has] taken care of it seems to me are really beyond the pale and I don't see how I could have had a better agent working for me." K.H.

"Working with Kristi was a great experience.  She was able to provide sound, realistic advice." M.M.

Buyer-Represented Properties

281 Lexington Road
Berkeley, CA 94707
1419 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
2021 Grant Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
5900 Genoa Street
Oakland, CA 94608
4006 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
4101 Howe St, #310
Oakland, CA 94611
1322 Burnett Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
4479 Oak Hill Road
Oakland, CA 94605
604 Masonic Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
350 Lester Ave
Oakland, CA 94606
2743-2745 26th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
2012 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94708
1440 Quial View Cir
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
55 Rock Lane
Berkeley, CA 94708
4161 Manila Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
2801 Stanton Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

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She found the house before it was on the market. And because it was a 1031 Sale to avoid Capital gains taxes, she handled a ton of paperwork impeccably. I would never buy or sell a house without her. Never met the dog.

– Richard L. Litwin M.D.

When selling our house in Oakland, Kristi was the selling agent. When we told her we wanted to list it, she took us out for a tour to show us what the owners of million dollar homes did to get top dollar. Kristi had a full list of contractors that she recommended and set us up. After we decided on the buyer (we had nine offers) Kristi made sure all the documents were in order and explained everything in layman's terms. She was with us every step of the way. Not only is she great at her job, she is a hoot to hang out with!

– Kristen Ford

Kristi is amazing. She goes above & beyond. I was buying from afar & she checked out all the possible properties, sending me videos and detailed descriptions. She helped me get my house at a great price, too!

– Anita C

Kristi is an incredible Real Estate Agent. She represented my families search for a home in Albany, California. If you know anything about it , it is a challenge to find a home in this small community. To few houses for sale and many people looking. Kristi was wonderful in helping us find the right house, I needed a studio as I am an artist, we found a home it needed work, but Kristi was great about letting us know the value of putting money into the home and what the future would hold. It has truly been the case. We have lived here 3 years now and we are very happy. Kristi doesn't push, she is great in letting you talk all you need to about the properties you are looking at and making decisions. She also helped my Aunt find her home in El Cerrito!!! Were she has been so happy. I would highly recommend Kristi as your real estate agent. She works very hard to get the job done!!! It is complicated out there and you need an agent like Kristi Roberts!!!!

– Deborah Schilling

We met Kristi at an open house when we had just started to look for our home. We immediately felt very comfortable talking to her. We felt like she understood our needs right away, and we never felt pressured in any way. I have to say Kristi is a very patient person! From the beginning of our search to finding the house of our dreams, our criteria changed a lot! We visited so many houses, and all very different. Kristi never lost faith and patience with us! We were even out of the country for a few months, and Kristi kept sending us updates. We felt she was very involved, in the right way. In a few words I would say her qualities are patience, honesty and integrity. She is also a very fun and outgoing person; after months of research meeting every week, she felt more like a friend than our agent. We are very grateful for all her good work. Thanks Kristi!

– Suzy Lord

We were first time buyers and we didn't appreciate how important our realtor would be. Kristi was easy to work with, always pleasant, patient and super buttoned down. Our neighborhood is extremely competitive, with multiple bids on every house. If the bidding is close, the seller's agent often backs a buyer's agent that he or she knows and trusts over someone who is a stranger, and Kristi was well connected. Also, the team of people she brought, such as her finance person and her home inspector, were fabulous. They were people we could trust, and the process went through smoothly and efficiently. Can't recommend Kristi more highly.

– Mo Saito

My husband and I recently purchased our first home after working with Kristi. Given that this was our first time going through the process, it was great to be partnered with someone as knowledgeable and personable as she is. We were fortunate that Kristi was able to quickly respond to our many many many questions. She provided insight into the considerations that go into making a home purchase, and she shared in our excitement once our final offer was ultimately accepted. Happy to have had the opportunity to work with her and meet her adorable dog!

– David Scarbeary-Simmons

I highly recommend Kristi for her professional knowledge and her pleasant, patient manner with clients. She worked with me for several years before I actually bought a home. Kristi both listened to my preferences but also gave me good advice about my choices. She was quick to see the pros and cons of the properties we looked at, and if she didn't have an immediate answer to my questions, she did her research. Kristi made sure that closing proceeded on schedule and was meticulous about all the important details. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kristi, and I love my new home. Thank you Kristi!!!!

– Laurie Gunding

Kristi was the best agent I’ve ever had or encountered. I first contacted her about a property I owned in Oakland, and signed an agent agreement with her. However, a couple of weeks later I decided I wanted to keep the house. Kristi graciously let me back out of the agreement. The following year, though, I was committed to selling another property I owned. We spent several months preparing the house for sale, and throughout the entire period, Kristi performed far beyond my expectations. She not only did the things agents are supposed to do, like listing the home, contacting other agents with interested buyers, arranging to have the house staged, making suggestions for improvements, and arranging for the necessary inspections, but very actively and effectively contributed to every other process involved in the sale. She contacted all the contractors and handy people for painting, renovations, repairs and so on, getting bids for the best price from each one, personally ordering most of the materials (and when necessary, temporarily paying for them) and checking out the work while it was going on to make certain it was what we wanted. She even pitched in herself, putting in a lot of hours helping me with the yard work, and making trips to the local Home Depot when some item was needed immediately. I frankly couldn’t imagine her working any harder if she had been selling her own home. Throughout this period of several months, we were in contact by phone and email virtually every day; I never felt neglected. When bids were received, and the highest one had several contingencies, Kristi prevailed upon the buyers to drop them. I was very satisfied with the final price. If I ever sell another home, Kristi would not be my first choice, she would be my only choice.

– Andrew P. Smith

Kristi helped us first time buyers get into the perfect home on our 2nd bid. Professional, knowledgable, and detail oriented. Thanks, Kristi.

– Nathan Barcic

Kristi helped sell our house in Oakland and she was great. Not only did she help keep us in line but she knew how the other agent was supposed to perform and helped keep them in line too. We were so impressed we recommended her to my mom and they had another successful transaction together.

– Peter Hansell

Kristi did a great job working for us as a buying agent. When it came down to working out a lot of the details connected with the purchase of a new home, she came in to her own. It was complicated and she made it work.

– Nigel Thomson

Kristi helped us buy our house in Berkeley and basically exceeded all possible expectations as a realtor, so much so that we've kept in close contact and asked her for all sorts of input on a variety of house (and non-house) things. She's super responsive, beyond knowledgeable about the area, down-to-earth, and very real, by which I mean you don't get any of that icky "wait, whose side is she really on??" feeling that you can get in this world. You probably know what I'm talking about. You won't get that with Kristi. She's awesome.

– Keven Brough

Over the years I have purchased 5 homes and sold 4. Kristi Roberts is, hands down, the BEST realtor I have ever worked with. (And I've worked with some really terrific ones too.)... Did I mention she's the BEST? (It bears repeating.) C.G.

– C.G.

I have never experienced a realtor as ethical, competent, efficient or knowledgeable as Kristi...Kristi represented my interests with grace, professionalism and full transparency...I would highly recommend her to any buyer or seller, and will use her for all of my real estate needs. You will not find a harder worker than Kristi who respects her trade and profession and your needs, resources, and family. K.M.

– K.M.

She has a particular gift at truly knowing her client's taste and style. C.R.

– C.R.

I've never experienced a home purchase that has gone so smoothly. J.H.

– JH

... Kristi knows the area very well and works incredibly hard for her clients....K.P.

– KP

Kristi worked hard during escrow to make sure that everything was in order. It couldn't have gone more smoothly...We are thrilled with our new home and and can't say enough about Kristi's professionalism, dedication, and expertise. S.I.

– SI

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