Liz Rush

Sales Associate
Ingenuity - Thoroughness - Integrity
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Designations:

  • SRES, ePro Certified, eTeam

Specialties:

  • Investment Properties, Residential Sales

I am:

  • I am a real estate agent because I love helping people achieve their residential dreams, whether its residential or investment.

Proudest Moment:

  • My proudest moment is when I hand the keys to a new home buyer!

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • I love the city of Alameda. It is an island in the SF Bay. The island is known for its Victorians, beaches, bicycling, sailing and great food.

Quote:

  • Ingenuity - Thoroughness - Integrity

Liz grew up on a farm in the small town of Jarrettsville, Maryland, located a few hours north of Washington, D.C. She spent three years in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Meyers, VA. After the military Liz attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she received her BFA in Fine Arts. She later became an art director, working with large clients like AOL, Wells Fargo, PG&E and Blue Shield. This period in her life helped her sharpen her innate interpersonal skills, but she longed for a more personal and rewarding career.

In 2004, Liz moved out from behind a corporate desk and into real estate, where she began to help people achieve their residential dreams. She believes that the job of a real estate doesn’t and shouldn’t end at the close of escrow. She fosters a close relationship with her clients, which helps to meet their ongoing needs as home owners. Above all else, her goal is to be your most trusted resource.

Liz is a residential home expert, helping both buyers and sellers in the East Bay. In her 10 years as a REALTOR®, she’s helped clients from all over the Bay Area—in Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Brentwood, Concord, Emeryville, Hayward, Hercules, Oakland, and San Francisco.

She knows that buying or selling a home is one of the most important life decisions you’ll make, and you need a trusted advisor to help you navigate the ever-changing housing market. As your guide, her goal is to help you get what you want. For sellers, the goal is to sell your home with the least amount of hassle and for the highest possible price. For buyers, she will help you find the right home and negotiate the best price. She's an expert at listening and understanding what's important to you and will help you either find or sell your home in the best possible way.

Liz writes a blog about what's happening in our local real estate market. Her posts include information about buying and selling and important information for after close of escrow. You can read it by going to www.lizrush.com. Liz is a proud member of the Berkeley Association of REALTORS® (BAR), California Association of REALTORS® (CAR), and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Buyer-Represented Properties

1636 Siskiyou Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
1332 Running Springs Road Apt. #6
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
2938 Morgan Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
1274 Shakespeare Dr
Concord, CA 94521
3241 Prentiss Street
Oakland, CA 94601
436 41st Street
Richmond, CA 94805
1900 Harvard Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
416 Evelyn Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
1900 Harvard Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
5 1/2 Panoramic Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
2711 13th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
1132 Chanslor Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
470 Cola Ballena
Alameda, CA 94501
2630 California Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
1432 Spruce Street
Berkeley, CA 95709
1089 Central Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
20059 Catalina Drive
Castro Valley, CA 94546
975 62nd Street
Oakland, CA 94608
40 Sheldon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
158 Inverness Way
Alameda, CA 94502
216 Encounter Bay
Alameda, CA 94502
858 Aileen Street
Oakland, CA 94608
1232 19th Street #9
Oakland, CA 94607
1364 Mound Street
Alameda, CA 94501
1420 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94607
1915 Schiller Street
Alameda, CA 94501
2006 Leimert Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
2411 Oregon Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
4015 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94608
4326 West Street
Oakland, CA 94608
5418 Yuba Ave
Oakland, CA 94619
5825 Thornhill Drive
Oakland, CA 94611
6400 Christie Ave #3201
Emeryville, CA 94608
2521 Pleasant Street
Oakland, CA 94602
900 Fitchburg Avenue
Alameda, CA 94502
272 E. Saint John Street
San Jose, CA 95112
71 Homer Court
El Sobrante, CA 94803
16551 Russell Court
San Leandro, CA 94578
1137 Bishop Street
Alameda, CA 94501
1305 Carrison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
1157 66th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
6859 The Turn
Oakland, CA 94611
71 Homer Court
El Sobrante, CA 94803
1305 Carrison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
1137 Bishop Street
Alameda, CA 94501
16551 Russell Court
San Leandro, CA 94578
1910 Chestnut Street
Oakland, CA 94702
950 Estudilo Avenue
San Leandro , CA 94577
1816 Wood Street
Alameda, CA 94501
6989 Grizzly Peak Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611
900 Fitchburg Avenue
Alameda, CA 94502
1914 Chestnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
6500 Christie Avenue #5121
Emeryville, CA 94608
1520 Stuart Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
831 Hearst Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
4065 Stevens Street
Castro Valley, CA 94546
2306 West Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
2836 Derby Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
1825 Shoreline Drive #114
Alameda, CA 94501
787 Rosemount Road
Oakland, CA 94610
53 Edgecroft Road
Kensington, CA 94707
51 Edgecroft Road
Kensington, CA 94707
49 Edgecroft Road
Kensington, CA 94707
1290 Caroline Street
Alameda, CA 94501
1707 Bay Street
Alameda, CA 94501
1506 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
4015 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94608
5825 Colby Street
Oakland, CA 94618
2719 Mathews Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
320 Drummond
Hayward, CA 94542
539 Holly Park Circle
San Francisco, CA 94110
652 Valle Vista Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
2525 Ashby Street #1
Berkeley, CA 94705
946 60th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
4609 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94608
4603 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94608
1418B Harmon Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
3917 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94608
329 Henry Street
Oakland, CA 94607
311 Henry Street
Oakland, CA 94607
1557 4th Street
Alameda, CA 94501
425 11th Street #113
Oakland, CA 94607
311 Oak Street #533
Oakland, CA 94607
565 Bellevue Avenue #1705
Oakland, CA 94610
349 Channel Way
Oakland, CA 94601
1904 Schiller Street
Alameda, CA 94501
838 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
505 Tideway Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
4394 Shellbark Court
Concord, CA 94521
3934 Bellwood Drive
Concord, CA 94519
668 Summerwood Drive
Brentwood, CA 94513
2836 Derby Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
2306 West Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
4720 Tompkins Avenue
Oakland, CA 94619

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Liz was a great help to us! We couldn't have done it without her. She went above and beyond to help us purchase our home. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a home in the area.

– Anonymous

Liz worked so hard on my deal that it got embarrassing. At the end, it felt like I didn't pay her enough! Surprised she didn't pick up the house and fix the foundation with her bare hands. The property looked like a million dollars when we were through, and sold like it. Highly recommend, am using her on other deals as well.

– Kimon Cambouroglou

We bought our first home with Liz and then worked with Liz to help us sell it this year and to represent us as we purchased our new home for our growing family. Liz worked hard for us in each interaction and she approaches her work with a great combination of solid research, useful connections, and valuable advice. In our recent transactions, Liz went above and beyond, rescuing the purchase of our new home when the sale of ours fell through due to a buyer who decided not to move at the last minute. In a matter of a week, Liz contacted everyone who had expressed interest in the house, held a new and very well-attended open house, and sold the house again. Our house was expertly staged by Liz and she was essential to our making it through both sides of the transaction. Should we ever sell, Liz will be our first call and we would recommend working with Liz to anyone.

– Jonathan Darr

Liz is absolutely great to work with. We have bought and sold with her help and it has worked out great every time. She listens to your needs and works hard to reach the desired outcome. She really likes her job, you will notice that if you work with her.

– Ronny Melander

Liz helped us sell our home this past March. As we were doing a short sale it took a little longer than expected but Liz kept us informed through out the entire process and was always willing to answer all of our questions. I would recommend Liz to anyone who is thinking of selling their home as she is professional, helpful and gets the job done!

– Tegan Hetzel Dobbins

We met Liz at an open house shortly after we decided to dip our toes in the housing market, and instantly trusted her and respected her opinion. She was the first realtor who really took the time to explain to us everything that was involved with purchasing a home, the various options open to us and the obstacles and potential pitfalls we might encounter along the way. She was also the first realtor who seemed more interested in making sure we got into a place that was right for us, and not just making another sale for herself. Of course, this just so happened to coincide with the beginning of the rapidly inflating housing market. To say that Liz was patient would be a gross understatement, as we dipped our toes and quickly pulled them out again several times during the insanity of the bubble. After a year we were already easily Liz’s longest clients, but never once did she express any frustration with us, she kept sending us listings that fit our requirements and budget, taking us to see any that took our fancy. During this time Liz educated us in helpful programs for first-time home-buyers such as FHA and 203K Loans. Due to Liz’s patience, knowledge and expertise we were finally able to get an offer accepted on a short sale. Liz worked tirelessly at every twist and turn, half the time acting as our therapist, and made sure we knew what was happening every step of the way. To make a long story short it took 6 months, a lot of negotiating and jumping through hoops, but we eventually became proud first-time home-owners. We simply couldn’t have done it with out Liz and even after we were all signed, sealed and moved in, Liz was there to answer any remaining questions we had. For anyone looking for a Realtor that will work tirelessly and tenaciously to find their perfect place and be with them every step of the way, they couldn’t do better than Liz Rush.

– Greg Hamilton + Lindsay Hamilton

Liz is a great real estate agent. She listened closely to our needs and worked very hard and patiently until we found our home in North Oakland. We also appreciated her high ethical standards when it came to submitting/negotiating offers.

– Amber Christiansen

I worked with Liz when I bought my first (and current) home in Alameda. Liz was wonderfully supportive through the search, negotiation and closing. Her support did not end with the transaction; Liz also helped me make myself at home in the community and identified resources for home repair and maintenance that diminished my worries as a first-time homeowner. Her resourcefulness, diligence and love of a good challenge make her an excellent choice on any real estate transaction.

– Mary Fetherolf

Buying a house in the Bay Area is no small feat. Liz provided the guidance, patience, and creativity that helped put us in our new home! When our offer was accepted, she went to bat for us, with the delicate balance of tact and tenacity needed to close escrow in this seller's market! She kept us updated almost hourly as we ticked off the various escrow "to-dos". She made sure to protect us with contingencies and even managed to get a few last minute touch-ups done after our final walk-through. I felt truly heard as a homebuyer and completely safe in her capable hands. I highly recommend working with Liz.

– Maggie Kuhn and Matthew Cress

Liz is an amazing realtor and wonderful human being. Her insights and understanding of the market was critical in helping me find my first home. She spent hours upon hours dedicating time and energy ensuring that I found the perfect place that fit within my budget. She's honest, trustworthy, smart and savvy. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a property. I cannot endorse her enough.

– Emily Tagart

Liz is a great realtor. She assisted us with two transactions in the course of a half year. Both buying and selling went smoothly. Liz was always very patient with our indecisiveness and took us to see countless houses. During closings, she was knowledgeable and attentive to details. All of her skills as a realtor aside, she is just a very nice person. We had lots of laughs, which made the stressful task of buying and selling real estate a pleasant experience. while we were still a long way off and waiting for a transaction to close, she helped us with vendors and made sure our physical distance from Alameda didn't get in the way. She is GREAT!

– George Craig

I was a first time home buyer, who was not sure whether it would be single home, duplex or a condominium. Liz Rush worked with me for 5 months checking all these options. I had a learning curve, with which Liz was very patience to help me. Finally, we found a place that was within my budget and was perfect for me. She is smart, patience, honest and one hard worker who listens to what you want.

– Barbara B.

Bob and I had a specific condominium complex that we were interested in and Liz monitored the complex and notified us as soon as a unit came on the market. It was a short sale so a little more complicated than most transactions but Liz was always available to answer our many questions and concerns.

– Kathie A.

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